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MELODY525
04-01-2013, 08:41 AM
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HAPPY APRIL CHICKIES!!
WE CAN SOAK UP SOME OF APRIL'S SWEET RAIN AND SPREAD OUR PETALS!! LETS MAKE THIS A GREAT MONTH.
ONE OF GOOD HEALTH THRU HEALTHY LIVING!






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MORNING CHICKS
NOT MUCH GOING ON OVER HERE.
YESTERDAY WAS NICE AND RATHER QUIET.
DINNER WAS NICE AND WE HAD A NCIS MARATHON ON CABLE TV.
SAVED THE MOVIES FOR ANOTHER TIME.
I AM LIKING MARK HARMON IN THAT SHOW.
LATER I TRIED PBS'S DEBUT OF MR. SELFRIDGE BUT COULDN'T GET INTO IT.
TOO MANY ALARMS TO REPORT ON PAPER SO I AM HEADED DOWNSTAIRS.
HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE:encore:




HAPPY....WERE YOU DREAMING OF A WHITE EASTER???
ONLY SUPPOSED TO DREAM OF WHITE BUNNIES!!:bunny2:
HOPE YOUR DAY OUT & BRUNCH WAS NICE.
WHAT DAY IS DH GOING IN?
SENDING YOU A HUG FOR THE ELEVATORS AND PASSAGEWAYS TOO.
I KNOW THE FEELING BUT NOT AS BADLY AS YOU DO:hug:
PART 2: I SEE THE MEAL WAS GOOD AND SERVICE WAS BAD.
I AM ALREADY SENDING DH GOOD VIBES AND JEN AS WELL.
PRAYING FOR BOTH OF YOU TO COME BACK HERE AND MAKE A GOOD REPORT.
CONCENTRATING ON NEXT WEEK IS A GOOD THING.
JUST TELL HIM TO DO WHATEVER THEY ASK AND THINK GOOD THOUGHTS.
REST AND SLEEP ARE GOOD HEALERS:hug: :hug:


MELODY525
04-01-2013, 08:47 AM
I brought this post of Happy's because of her DH.
and highlighted the part so we don't forget.:hug:

HAPPY'S POST FROM EARLY THIS MORNING:


Shad, I loved all your stories this last post - from the shoes to finding yourself amongst the men in the rest room. Apparently you were in such dire need to get in that you didn't notice the "special sinks" That was q good one, I had such a laugh DH had to call up from downstairs what I was giggling about. Sorry the trip to Kakadu turned out so water logged. I loved the pictures though.

Laura - oh yum, there you go with that Greek soup again. Hope you enjoyed some for me.

We had a lovely brunch. The food was spectacular. Our waitress service however was not. We were seated and waited about 10 minutes with no one in sight (this restaurant is known for it's not so great servers). Finally we went up to the buffet line and as we were returning the waitress looked at us and asked if we wanted something to drink. Ok with that. The rest of the meal she hovered all over the party of 8 next to us, talking and laughing and constantly refilling their drinks and removing dirty plates. DH said he thinks she knew the people as personal friends or something. Meanwhile we and the table of 2 next to us were ignored. We got no drink refills, she did not stop by to see if we needed anything and our dirty used plates sat on the table for most of the meal until 2 different waitresses passed by and removed them for us. Our waitress passed by several times attending to the people nearby but never once looked at us until it came time for the bill and then she was all smiles and cheers. Took her a long time to come back with the credit card slip as she went around and collected several checks and then came back with 8 tables of bills and tried to sort them out on the fly. DH wrote on the statement that we had recieved very bad service but I doubt the management cared much. For occasions like this as well as banquets and weddings, they often hire temporary workers. The important part was that the food was excellent and we had a nice meal.

Came home and did a few pick up chores, took a nap and then worked on more of my school work. Checked in with my sister and Mom and started making my list for our trip. DH is getting a bit nervous as am I. It's right around the corner now. I said we both have to focus on a week from now all will be over and we'll be back to usual again

If I may, I would like to ask for any and all prayers and good wishes that all goes well. Not sure how often I will be able to post, we are not bringing our laptop with us and we have no cell phone to post from or call. His procedure is Wednesday morning. Thanks in advance, we'll take all the help we can get.

It is April and I'm afraid I don't have time to set up a new thread right now. Perhaps someone else can take care of it otherwise I will see if I have time in the morning.

Hope everyone had a nice holiday. Goodnight from me.

annie175
04-01-2013, 09:15 AM
HAPY GOOD MONDAY..bah haha...

Happy thought: Only 16 days till we are married....and 19 days till vacation/honeymoon!!!

Had a lovely weekend. Samantha, Ainsley and Lil Man came over on Saturday, we went to lunch then back to my house. While the kids were out on the porch, I brought out the Easter baskets, then went out and said, OMG Ains the Easter Bunny came while I was in the bathroom. She said...HE DID????...runs in the house to check out her basket then looks out the back sliding door and says, "NANNA, I THINK I JUST SAW A GLIMPSE OF HIS TAIL". I could barely keep from laughing. How stinkin' cute.

HAPPY...you sly lil cat you! Putting out? Hilarious. My family all did Easter last weekend so all the kids etc could go to the other half of their family on Easter. I did get up and baked a 12 lb turkey, homemade dressing, deviled eggs, of course greenbean casserole, mashed potatos...then thought what the heck it is only me and C. So I called my dad, who is very sick with a cold and cough at the moment, and asked if he would like some lunch, my bro and SIL were there too, so we took all the food over and had an impromtu Easter lunch. They were all very appreciative.

CHELLE...glad to hear all the interview is going well, you will be employed in CA before you know it. Goodluck with all of that sweetie. xoxo

MELLIE....As for Peeps, I do not like them. It is way too much sugar and marshmellows, not fond of marshmellows either. Congrats on the weight loss. Slow and steady wins the race. Yeah! Love the flashing bunny.

SHADWICK...sorry your weekend in Kukudo was a bust. Just crazy weather everywhere. I love that your job keeps you on an adventure, I live vicariously through your trips.

LAURA...broken peeps ears are not good. When Sassy flips her ears back we always tell her she has broken ears. She is too cute. She got a new toy for Easter. It is a star shaped lil pillow that she drags around the house. It is about half the size of her.

CEEG...are you/did you enjoy your time off in Jonesboro?

That is about it for now....chat later girlies...it is APRIL...new thread? Annie's Awesome April Wedding with the Worldlies.

Hmmmm, didn't get this posted quickly enough, before the new thread was started.....


annie175
04-01-2013, 09:17 AM
HAPPY...sending up continual prayers for DH and for you!

MELODY525
04-01-2013, 09:54 AM
ANNIE....I AM SO SORRY I POSTED BEFORE YOU DID. THAT WOULD HAVE MADE A GREAT TITLE AND I TRIED TO CHANGE IT BUT I CAN'T FIND THE RIGHT PLACE TO DO IT. SO SORRY:hug:

MELODY525
04-01-2013, 09:57 AM
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I HAD TO CHOSE ADVANCED FOR THE EDITING!!
OK...A MONTH JUST FOR YOU. USE IT WISELY :rofl:

MELODY525
04-01-2013, 10:00 AM
OH CHIT IT DIDN'T WORK. SORRY.:cry:

happy2bme
04-01-2013, 10:04 AM
Good morning chickies,

It is Easter Monday also known as Dyngus Day, meaning "Wet Monday", referring to traditional pranks involving water. It's also April Fool's Day so be doubly careful of pranksters hanging around the sink faucets today.

Thank you Mel for setting up the new thread and for carrying over my post. I was trying to think of something fast for the April thread title, Annie's wedding totally slipped my mind. :o I think I would have preferred Wedding in the title as that implies drinking and eating, here now we have another month to behave ourselves and act properly and all that :( ;) :rofl: I cannot say I was all that good in March - mainly because we ate out of the freezer and pantry - too much salt and processed foods, not enough fresh stuff. I'm hoping the weather will start to improve alot so that we can go for walks and get moving more.

Love this morning's pictures Mel - so bright and cheery. When you open the door to my house now the yard is filled with all sorts of bird calls. It's nice, I love this time of year. Autumn is still my best favorite though. Glad you had a nice dinner. What's this about all the alarms - were people keeling over from too many chocolate bunnies and too much salty ham? Thank you and Jen for the prayers :hug:

Annie - tick, tick, tick - the wedding is just around the corner. Are you getting all excited? I hope it's lovely and that you have wonderful, sunny and unseasonally warm weather for your honeymoon so that you can enjoy every second of it on and off the beach. Your story about Ainsley was too cute. I'm not that much into kids anymore I must admit but I still have a soft spot for things like this where they are genuinely thrilled over the Easter bunny or Santa or a cake with 2 candles on it :D Dinner sounded delicious, how nice that you had some to share with Dad and Bro. I think alot of people are doing the turkey route instead of ham - can never go wrong with that and there is the lovely spring asparagus to enjoy also. :hungry:

I do have a bunch of stuff to pull together before we head out so I'd best get crackin' on it. Have a lovely week all, I will post as I can. Thanks for the love you are sending our way :grouphug:

happy2bme
04-01-2013, 10:08 AM
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Awwwww Mel - that's great that you changed the thread title. I didn't know you could do that. Learned something new today. Now we can celebrate Annie all month :yay: :congrat:

Laura705
04-01-2013, 10:56 AM
Morning all!

Happy - I'm also enjoying hearing the birds when I go outside in the mornings now. :) My thoughts and prayers are with you and dh for a successful procedure, as well as best wishes for his speedy recovery. I'm glad you enjoyed the brunch. I guess it's good that it was a buffet and you didn't have to rely on the poor wait service for your food as well as beverages...I did enjoy a bowl of the egg-lemon-rice soup, enough for you and me both, lol. Bf and his mum ordered off the special menu and got the usual cup of soup with it, but my entree was ordered off the regular menu, which I guess didn't include soup with the entree, and so I ordered it separate and it was a bowl. It would have been enough to just have the bread, butter, soup and saganaki, aka flaming cheese :flame: But no, I ordered braised lamb with a side of those tasty green beans with tomatoes. Most of the lamb went home in a box, of course.

Annie - Sounds like you had a lovely Easter Sunday - so cute with Ainsley catching a glimpse of the Easter Bunny!! ;) And nice you ended up sharing your turkey dinner with your dad and bro. :) I'm not a fan of peeps at all, which is why that little basket from last Easter still had the Peeps in them and nothing else but a bit of fake grass, heehee. Naturally the chocolate eggs were long gone... Soooo, not long at all before your special day and then the best part - the honeymoon!!! I like your title. :)

Mel - Thanks for setting up our new thread. Love the graphics, and a nice spring-y title too. :flow1: :flow1: Sounds like you had a nice Easter. I also agree that the ham steaks were a good idea, otherwise it's a LOT of leftovers for a LONG time, hahaha. Too bad about the alarms.

Shad - Sorry your weekend was such a rainout/floodout. Glad you mananged to make it back safely. Flooded roads scare me! Funny story about the man and his fancy shoes and worrying about getting jumped - haven't heard "getting jumped" in quite a while.

Hellos to Michelle and Ceejay! :wave:
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I did have time to dye the eggs. My hibiscus tea dye was a dud - I probably would have had to leave the egg in the tea for a few days to get an color transfer. I ended up adding red dye to it, and of course was disappointed with the nasty color - can't even get a nice pastel-y pink out of it. But I got some nice shades from experimentation with multiple color dunking. :D

Took doggy on another nice long walk, and so we had three long walks over the weekend since I got home early-ish on Friday and walked him then too. I think he was tired and a bit sore in the hips last night though, so it might have been too much after all. BF will go easy on him today.

Our dinner at the Greek restaurant was nice. Bf and I don't get there often and we'd like to go back for just lunch sometime when we'd just order soup and split a sandwich.

I finished watching season 1 of Mad Men. Good thing - with all that smoking on that show, I was worrying about the effects of secondhand smoke, LOL. I will alternate between seasons of Mad Men and MOTG.

Today is April 1, so it's time for another weight loss contest weigh-in. Thank goodness, it's at 11:00 am, so I should be able to survive no breakfast til then.

I've scheduled a vacation day for Friday - yay. No plans yet except to use up a bonus restaurant gift card (that we got when we bought gift cards during the holidays). This card expires soon, so we need to use it or lose it!

Okay, I need to stop the rambling and get cranking!! TTFN!

diyana
04-01-2013, 11:09 AM
Hi ladies -

A belated Happy Easter to all! Sending many, many prayers, positive energy and overall :goodvibes: to Happy's DH for a successful procedure and a complete and fast recovery, and sending much love, strength and prayers to Happy to help her through this stressful time.

I am so excited for Annie and C's wedding!! :dance: :dance: I'm so excited I even have the Pointer Sisters' song stuck in my brain! :woohoo:

I had a good weekend...got a lot done on Saturday and had a relaxing day yesterday...just me and Santa. Friday night and Saturday night, my roommate stayed in Milwaukee at her ex's house (he was out of town). We're getting along well. She's being understanding that I don't like being woken up in the middle of the night...so if she knows she is going to be out very late, she makes plans to stay at a friend's house. And she is very considerate about texting me to let me know if she is coming home and at approximately what time. I actually don't see her all that much. She works until 7, so she doesn't get home until 8 or so, and by then, I'm getting ready to hit the sack at around 9. She's going to go out of town with a friend who is taking a road trip to a conference somewhere along the Gulf Coast of Texas. She'll be leaving Wednesday morning and coming back Tuesday night. Her ex-husband will be watching her dog. It will be weird having the place to myself (with Santa of course) for so many days in a row. Yesterday, she went to church and was home by around 4. I was working on a "Vision Board", which is a pretty cool craft project...where you look through magazines and find pictures or sayings of your goals, dreams or want to make happen in your life. You cut out the pictures and make a collage, and you hang it where you can see it several times a day to remind yourself of your goals, dreams and desires. She helped me find and cut out pictures, and then cooked a yummy dinner for both of us so I could continue working on it. We spent several hours just talking about what we're both going through and all the changes in our lives and how we both have the opportunity to create the life we want. It was really nice to have some quality time with her. :)

Today after work, I'm getting together for dinner with a friend, and then I have a hypnosis workshop. Tomorrow, I have a phone interview, followed by dinner with another friend. Any free time in the next couple days will be spent applying for more CA jobs. :crossed:

I'll try and get back in later for more personals.

Much love and many hugs,

diyana
04-01-2013, 01:48 PM
So...Laura....inquiring minds want to know...how did your Weigh In go?

ceejay52
04-01-2013, 02:07 PM
Afternoon
It's a beautiful day and I should be outside doing something. I did have a good time visiting with my friend. I've eaten out to many times this week end but I tried to keep it healthy. Went to church where my cousin goes and got to hear him preach. He does well. We ate out after church on Sunday and I spotted my aunt at the food bar. I knew my cousin couldn't be to far away. Sure enough she spotted me. She invited us to come sit with them after we finished. I'm so glad I got to see her. She's been having some health problems but yesterday she looked really well.
But I do know one thing I don't want to live with her/ my friend. She wants to be waited on hand and foot. I'm not able to do that. Be sides I think she would be controlling. She mentioned that she wanted a house with a place for a lawn and garden. I may have spoke out of turn but I let it be known that I'm not able to do the yard work or to garden. I know no that I want my own space.

Happy
Sending good vibes and prayers for your DH's procedure.

Annie
Too cute about Ainsly thinking she caught a glimpse of the Easter Bunny. I missed all the fun stuff by not going to my sister's.

Mel
So good to see you posting again.

Hello's to Laura and Michelle.

Just remembered that today is rent payment day and I need to stop by the insurance office. They need some information for the renters insurance.

Laura705
04-01-2013, 02:13 PM
Michelle - According to the scale used for the weight loss contest here at work, I've lost 10 pounds since the contest started on 2/1, and 4 pounds since the 3/1 weigh-in. (Of course all the scales read differently - my scale at home, the one for the contest, and the one used by WW. Thank goodness they're not drastically different - that would drive me nuts!) The final weigh-in for the contest is on 5/1. I'm happy with my progress, but I'm not a contender for winning or placing in this contest. It's been an extra little bit of motivation for me, though, and it's been fun. Our poor admin, she came back from her vacation to a 3-pound gain! Bad timing!

Sounds like you had a nice Easter Sunday yesterday, and got in some good bonding with your roommate too. I'm glad everything's going well with your roomie, but it'll be nice to have the place to yourself for almost a week, won't it??. ;) :D

Laura705
04-01-2013, 02:17 PM
Hi Ceejay. I'm glad you had a nice time with your friend this weekend. :) Now get outside and enjoy the nice day! :sunny: It's chilly and windy here today - wore my wool coat. This too shall pass....but WHEN???!!!

Shad
04-01-2013, 07:29 PM
Hey Mel,
If you want to change the title, you need to talk to Ruthxxx. Any of the moderators can do this but we can't

MELODY525
04-02-2013, 07:26 AM
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MORNING CHICKS

ON MY WAY TO THE OFFICE.
THEY'RE SHORTHANDED TODAY.
BUT ONLY A HALF DAY. I LIKE MORNINGS ANYWAY.
THE TIME FLIES BY IN THE AM.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY :dancer:




HAPPY.....I HEAR BIRDS SINGING TOO NOW. THERE MUST BE MORE OF THEM THAT CAME BACK TO LIVE.
I DO THINK THE SENIORS HAD TOO MUCH FOOD AT RELATIVES....YOU'RE RIGHT.
THEY DO BETTER WHEN THEY ALL STAY HOME & KEEP TO A ROUTINE.
TOO MUCH EXCITEMENT FOR THE OLD CODGERS....INCLUDING ME!! :rofl:
DH IS IN OUR THOUGHTS. NEVER FEAR.
YOU ARE IN MY HEART TOO. :hug:
BTW....I COULD ONLY CHANGE THE TITLE OF THE FIRST POST....NOT THE WHOLE MONTH PART.
BUT WE CAN CELEBRATE HER WEDDING ANYWAY.



ANNIE....I DID MY BEST BUT COULDN'T CHANGE THE BEGINNING TITLE.
YOU GUYS MUST BE GETTING EXCITED IT'S GETTING SO CLOSE.:hug:
A GLIMPSE OF HIS TAIL HAD ME IN HYSTERICS. TOO CUTE.



CEEJAY.....NEVER LIVE WITH SOMEONE IF YOU CAN HELP IT.
IT ALWAYS TURNS OUT INTO A SLAVE SITUATION!! LOL
YOU NEED DOWN TIME AND YOUR OWN SPACE.
SO GLAD YOU SEE THAT BEFORE JUMPING INTO ANYTHING. GOOD FOR YOU!!:hug:
GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD WEEKEND AND GOT OUT.
ALSO GLAD TO HEAR THE COUSIN IS LOOKING BETTER.





LAURA....JEN AND I WERE GOING TO LOOK AT MARTHA STEWART'S SITE.
SUPPOSEDLY SHE HAS A LOIT OF DYING IDEAS.
TOO MUCH TROUBLE FOR ME!!
I LIKE THE SHRINK WRAPS BETTER BUT I AM RUNNING OUT OF THEM. LOL
NICE YOU HAVE A LONG WEEKEND TO LOOK FORWARD TO., ENJOY.
CONGRATS ON THE WEIGHTLOSS!!
I JUST FOUND YOU LITTLE POST!! WTG!! :cheer2: :cheer3: :cheer:



MICHELLE....SO GLAD THE ROOMIE IS WORKING OUT.
THANK GOD SHE COMES AND GOES. LOL
SHE'S PROBABLY GLAD TYO HAVE SOMEONE TO SHARE IT ALL WITH THAT UNDERSTANDS.
KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED THAT EVERYTHING WORKS OUT.
KEEP THE FAITH!!






SHAD....I'LL SEND A NOTE TO RUTHIE AND SEE IF SHE CAN DO THAT. THANKS.
HAVE YOU RECOVERED FROM THE WEEKEND?????

annie175
04-02-2013, 07:43 AM
Good Morning All the temps are on the way up...Yeah!!

HAPPY THOUGHT: The sunrise is absolutely beautiful and warmer temps are on the way!!

MELLIE...do not worry about the thread title, it is really no biggie...we are pretty much alike on the mornings going by so quickly, then from about 1:30 to 4:15 just bites. I think it lasts about 4 days long.

HAPPY...pausing at this moment for a prayer for you and DH. Hugs to you both, speedy recovery!

SHADDIE....hope things are running along smoothly for you this week.

LAURA...10 lbs down since Feb...Congrats sister!! Sorry to hear about the admins gain, probably too much Easter joy.

CEEG...glad you enjoyed your time off....roommates can be trying, even when you like them,. lol

CHELLE...fingers still crossed on that perfect CA job coming your way...glad you got some quality time with roomie.

Turkey manhattans night for dinner were quite yummy. I made mine without the bread part, just turkey, little mashed potatos and a bit of gravy. Quite Tasty.

My eyes didn't want to stay open on the drive in this morning. It was quite a challenge. I didn't get to sleep my PM all the way out. Gas prices went up about 35 cents over night here. SHould of gotten my gas on the way home last night, hoping I can hold out for a few days, maybe they will come back down a bit.

Not too much else going on this a.m. Got a handy man coming at 8 am today to install AED. That is about the excitement at work. lol.

Have a groovy day/night.

Hugs

Ruthxxx
04-02-2013, 08:48 AM
Hi there, Sweet Worldlies. I'm just too darned busy to post regularly but I do snoop. The PM from Mel re title change gave me a push. Been busy as usual - bad time right now doing taxes for seniors.
Senior "Why can't I claim my veggie seeds as an expense?"
Ruth "Because you don't claim the income you get from selling them." Duh!

Anyhow it sounds like all is well here. I'm usually over in South Beach if you want to snoop. It's the usual Delta and Doggage talk.

diyana
04-02-2013, 09:08 AM
quick post to say yesterday was a good day...had a good dinner with a friend, followed by a great hypnosis workshop.

Laura - congrats on the 10 lb loss!! :bravo:

Ruth - great to hear from you!!

Ceejay - glad you had fun with your friend!!

Happy - Sending prayers for your DH and for you! And many, many hugs.

Annie - I have no idea what turkey manhattans are. I'll have to look that up later.

A big :wave: and hug to all! There are too many people here at work for me to post much more.

Much love,

annie175
04-02-2013, 09:58 AM
Thanks Ruthie for change the thread title....

CHELLE...they are tasty...look them up...caloric tho.

Laura705
04-02-2013, 10:17 AM
Morning all.

Second day of no breakfast pre-weigh in. Today it's WW. Silly I guess, but today in particular I'd like to show a loss after my gain last week. The scale at home looked good this morning, and I know these dress pants weigh less than the jeans I wore last week. That should be good for a smidgen, haha.

Mel - I agree about keeping to a routine!!! :yes: Hope your morning goes by quickly (and mine!). Yay for getting our title changed!

Ruth - Nice to see you! :) Thanks for changing our title - we've got to commemorate this special event you know. :)

Michelle - Friends make everything better!

Annie - I love your happy thought today. We have a day or two of chilly days to get through, but milder temps are coming! The Turkey Manhattan sounds fab to me. Bah on the higher gas prices.

Happy - Thinking good thoughts for you and dh!

Hellos to Ceejay & Shad! :wave:

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Nothing much to report. I didn't do much of anything last night after work except a load of laundry which I left in the dryer for the full cycle AND overnight. I usually just fluff for a few minutes and hang them to dry... Oh well, we've got wrinkles today. Let's see, hopefully I won't need to wear the sweater or the t-necks anymore and the wrinkles can be dealt with in the fall, LOL.

Feeling very uninspired at work and not as productive as I should be. I need a change. :(

Okay, off to the restroom to deal with the dribbled toothpaste on my blazer that I didn't notice til I was on the train. :dunno:

annie175
04-02-2013, 11:05 AM
LAURA...come back this afternoon with you WI stats. Got my fingers crossed for a great outcome. I feel uninspired at work more often than not. This afternoon I have a move conference call...this is about the space next door that supposedly we are to expand into. I bet otherwise.

Laura705
04-02-2013, 03:12 PM
Back with my weigh-in results:

I was down 3.4 pounds this week! Down 9 pounds total on ww, and so I met my 5% goal today. :)

annie175
04-02-2013, 03:17 PM
Rock On Laura!!!!

ceejay52
04-02-2013, 05:08 PM
Laura
:bravo: on the 9 pounds lost this month. Are they going to continue the challenge.

Ruthxxx
Thanks for changing the title. This is Annie's month for sure. And it's good to hear from you.

Mel
After this past week end. I know that I can't have a room mate especially this friend. We've tried it before in our younger year. I keep thinking what will I do with my belongings--furniture etc. And you are right about needing my own space.

Hello's to Annie, Michelle and Happy. :wave:

Finally got the monthly reports out today. I feel like I can breathe now. I was behind 5 days, plus having to double check things before turning them in.
I'm ready for tomorrow at 7 p.m.

MELODY525
04-03-2013, 07:48 AM
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GOOD MORNING GIRLS

WOKE LATE AND WE'RE STILL MISSING A PERSON ON THE OFFICE.
1/2 DAY AGAIN SO NOT BAD AT ALL.
I AM READY FOR FOOD SHOPPING IN THE MORNING.
SO I'LL BE MIA FROM THE THREAD.
HAVE A GREAT DAY TODAY.




RUTHIE!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! SHAD WAS RIGHT!
YOU ARE THE GO TO PERSON OF THE MONTH:hug:
GLAD YOU GOT MOTIVATED TO GET ON.
THE THREADS ARE GETTING BARE IN SPOTS!




ANNIE... THE DINNER SOUNDED NICE.
I AM HANKERING FOR TURKEY.
MAYBE WE WON'T WAIT TILL NOVEMBER!! LOL
YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO GET EXCITED OVER A TRPASIRMAN!!
YOU'RE ALMOST A MRRIED WOMAN FOR CRISSAKES!
SEND HIM TO ME AND I'LL HELP YOU OUT! :rofl:




LAURA....ANOTHER BIG CONGRATULATIONS ON THE WW WEIGH-IN!!:encore:
YOU ARE DOING GREAT!!!
YOU MADE ME LAUGH WITH THE WRINKLES THOUGH.
I'M GOING TO FIND A LOT WHEN I UNDO THOSE AIRBAG STORAGE BAGS. :cry:
I KEEP FORGETTING TO TELL YOU THIS.
YOUR AVATAR CRACKS ME UP EVERY MORNING!!:rofl: :rofl:
SOMETIMES I FEEL JUST LIKE THAT LITTLE GUY WHEN I OPEN MY FRONT DOOR!!!




CEEJAY....WE ARE A LOT ALIKE IN SOME THINGS.
I'LL BE HONEST, IT ALMOST KILLED ME TO LIVE WITH JEN FOR SO MANY YEARS.:lol3:
WHEN THEY FINALLY GAVE HER AN APT UPSTAIRS WE WERE VERY HAPPY.
GLAD YOU GOT CAUGHT UP AND ARE READY WITH THE REPORTS.
GOOD FOR YOU!




MICHELLE...YOUR DAY SOUNDED VERY NICE.
GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD TIME OUT WITH THE FRIEND TOO.

annie175
04-03-2013, 08:43 AM
Hump Day....Yeah....sending healthy thoughts to HAPPY and DH...surgery day for him.

Happy Thought for today is really a good thing from yesterday...my Goddaughter had her baby yesterday...welcome to the world baby girl Cecilia Elizabeth, 7lbs 14 oz. She has lots of dark hair and just gorgeous!

MELLIE....my associate from work only lived with me for 3 weeks and it seemed like 3 years. It has taken me some time to get used to C, but at least I get rewards from him...wink wink. Sam was 23 when she moved out, but she was so much like me, I didn't notice her much being there. Baby boy a different story...but I missed them so much once they left. Kids just pull and pull at my heartstrings. Love the good morning coffee drinkers, looks like me and my bestie in St. Louis.

CEEG...I know what you mean about completing reports and finishing an assignment, it is like a huge weight being lifted from your shoulders..now at least you can relax a bit. Time off is great but when we come back it is a mess. hugs

Hidee Ho to all the worldlie sisters and lurkers.

Loves and Hugs

annie175
04-03-2013, 08:52 AM
Oh and MELLIE...I am getting married, not going blind, I can look at the repairman, just cannot touch....ba hahahaha

happy2bme
04-03-2013, 09:19 AM
Hi ladies,

Quick check in from the hospital. They have a computer here but here, like the hotel - the connection is SO SLOW AND HORRID. Took me 10 minutes just to get the page loaded! DH just went in for his procedure. I thank you all for the good thoughts, prayers and wishes. Poor guy has been stuck, pinched and shaved and they didn't even start the procedure yet :yikes:

Laura - congrats on the weight loss!
Michelle - glad the room mate situation is working well. Good luck with your resume and interviews

Just going to have to say a quick hello to the rest of the girls. It takes too long to scroll the page and read posts. Hope all is well with everyone, I should be back in contact tomorrow.

Love to all...

ceejay52
04-03-2013, 09:56 AM
Happy
Praying for you and DH today and that his procedure will be successful.

Annie
Congratulations on the newest baby.

Mel
At least Jen is close enough to be there for you if you need her.

Not much going on this morning. Still need to do some things but just don't have the energy.

Laura705
04-03-2013, 10:41 AM
Morning all.

Ceejay - I finally finished my quarterly reports yesterday, so I know what you mean when you feel relieved to get them done. Especially before someone starts hounding you for them! Now we have our department monthly report to do - I just reminded the admin because she's the one to get it started and then she circulates it to the rest of us to provide our parts. Re the weight loss contest - not sure if it'll be continued. It was the idea of some guys in our finance group, and we all know guys drop the weight pretty easily and quickly. I would say it probably won't be extended beyond 5/1, but I wouldn't be surprised to see it return next year - everyone'll have to lose the weight they gained over the winter, LOL.

Mel - Love today's graphic! :) Enjoy your shopping trip tomorrow. We desperately need to get to TJ's for a few things. Okay, it's not dire, but there are things we only buy there - garlic naan, the Monterey Jack cheese sticks - yum. There are more varieties of cheese sticks being sold by the major brands, but most of them contain mozzarella cheese. I like Monterey Jack so much better for eating on its own. Save the Mozz. for pizza!! :jeno: The wrinkles are one of the things I never understood about the appeal of those air bags - they compress everything so flat, the wrinkles must be horrendous!! Good luck with those!! Glad you like the avatar! I noticed your new one too - very spunky!!! I might have to switch back to the beach one to warm me up. April 3rd and there are wind chills in the 20's!!! Bah.

Annie - Thanks for your "rock on" . :) Today I'm rockin' a pair of slacks chosen solely for the fact that they have belt loops because I had to wear a belt with them to keep them from drooping and the hems from dragging. It's been ages since I've worn a belt. I don't particularly like belts and I was quite happy to wear my tops untucked for the longest time. Congrats on your goddaughter's baby - is this the one where you went to the shower in St. L. last fall?? Or maybe that was another occasion...

Happy - I hope the slowness of the computer is the worst thing that happens at the hospital. ;) Seriously, I've been keeping you and dh in my prayers that all goes well today. :yes:

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None too happy to be wearing my big down coat today, but it was cold enough to warrant it. :( Looking forward to the 50's tomorrow. And tomorrow is my Friday, so yay for that.

Nothing else to report from my neck of the woods, so TTFN!
:cofdate::coffee2:

annie175
04-03-2013, 11:00 AM
Funny you should ask LAURA....This is my St. Louis "family". The shower was for her sister who had Bryson back in August. This is my other GD..who already has Olivia and Dominic and now Cecilia. I need to get "into" looser fitting pants and quick before I blow them out from going the other way.

diyana
04-03-2013, 11:09 AM
I woke up with BAD stomach problems, so I stayed home. I've been feeling discouraged and sad as my technical skills seem to have fallen a bit behind the California job requirements. So since I'm feeling a little better now, I am starting some online job courses to really learn this stuff...and I'm fielding calls from recruiters...and setting up a very basic online portfolio since some jobs are requiring it.

I'm going to be a busy chick today.

I also have to be done with all of the above by 3:30ish so I can prep for two Skype interviews this afternoon. :crossed: I really hope I do well with these.

Laura705
04-03-2013, 11:43 AM
Annie - Ah ha, at least I was in the right family. :bb:

Michelle - Glad you're feeling better. Good luck with the interviews today!! :goodluck:

annie175
04-03-2013, 02:20 PM
CHELLE...hope you are feeling better by now.

So I took 2 bras back to Kohls and the wrong size dress back to Sears at lunch today, bank account now credited 101.00. That is like getting a raise in pay. lol

I have literally done nothing at work today except personal stuff. I just do not want to work or be here. I think I am having a LAURA day. lol

BTW...C and I finished up with Season 2 of Dowton Abbey plus the Christmas special of 2012. Season 3 will arrive on Thursday. Excited.

That's it for now...hope HAPPY's DH did well with the procedure!

ceejay52
04-03-2013, 02:59 PM
Michelle
Hope you are feeling better.

Laura
I'm ready for some warm weather also.

Annie
I'm not doing much work today either. In fact I'm lazy.

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Went out to get into my car this morning and there was an egg that splattered on the car. Not sure if some one through it on the car or if a bird dropped it. It's a good sized egg but it could have been a duck or goose. I've seen both flying over head. Going to roll the camera back tonight or tomorrow.
Going to watch Lincoln this week end. It was on DVD at walmart the other day.
I should be refilling the fluoride drum but it's not in me today.

Shad
04-03-2013, 08:15 PM
Happy - best thoughts going out to your DH today as he undergoes his procedure. Hope all goes well and you are back in your nest recuperating shortly.

MELODY525
04-04-2013, 07:17 AM
http://toons.artie.com/alphabet/words/20001121/arg-get-well-soon-url.gif

HAPPY....HOPE DH FEELS BETTER SOON.
REACH OUT ANY TIME YOU NEED US.
WE'LL BE HERE. I WANTED TO CHECK IN BEFORE SHOPPING.
SENDING LOVE TO YOU BOTH.


:wave: HELLO TO EVERYONE ELSE.
GOTTA RUN AND GET DRESSED.
THE BUS WILL LEAVE WITHOUT ME!!!
HAVE A GREAT DAY.

diyana
04-04-2013, 07:43 AM
Happy - Sending lots of positive thoughts, prayers, :goodvibes: and healing energy to your DH. I hope the procedure goes well and that he feels better very soon. :hug: :grouphug:

As for me...I've got lots to catch up on at work. I'll try and check in later today.

Much love and many hugs,

annie175
04-04-2013, 09:24 AM
So here is the funny thought for today....

After reading my PM to all and now knowing my soon to be new last name...

My brother...now what will your last name be?

Me....Insert my new last name here...

My brother...that sounds like something you go out and grab to eat a (insert my new last name here)..

I about fell out laughing.

HAPPY...hope to get a good report on DH...still sending up prayers.

CHELLE...let us know how phone interviews went.

Hello to all the worldlie girlies...

Have a Terrific Thursday/night.

Loves.

Laura705
04-04-2013, 10:26 AM
Morning all. Bright and sunny today. The high temp is forecast in the 50's today, but it's still chilly this morning. Winter jacket still being worn.

Annie - I think you need to come up with a tasty food that will bear your new name. :burger::burger: :D Yay for credit balances - your comment reminded me that I also have a credit balance on my Kohl's card to use up - as well as a merchandise credit on a gift card. Guess it's a good time to shop for slacks.

Michelle - How did the interviews go??

Mel - Hope you didn't miss the bus and that you're having a good shopping trip. :)

Shad - Happy Friday to you!

Ceejay -Hope the egg was the work of wildlife, not one of the neighborhood degenerates.

Happy - :goodvibes:

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Nothing much to report. Returned a dvd and book to the library and picked up season 3 of MOTG. Also picked up the book club book, Defending Jacob by William Landay.

Today's finally my Friday. :) Tomorrow is lunch out. I might also get a pedicure.

Saturday night is supposed to be a gathering of some of us grammar school alum, but the location hasn't yet been finalized. Someone tossed out (in last minute fashion) another location that is not convenient to me. Bah. But I might suck it up and go regardless of the location picked, since I missed the last gathering. My friend wouldn't let me live it down if I skipped this one, especially if I originally said I'd go. :sorry:

Okay, gotta run. I still have to submit my monthly report input. Have a great weekend everyone.

annie175
04-04-2013, 02:01 PM
Sis and lil man came up for lunch today. We went to Firehouse Sub. Yum...Meatball sub. I ate the meatballs out of it and left most all of the bread. Lil man slept in Sam's arms the entire time. She came up to the office afterward to see the new digs. She couldn't believe how cramped we were considering where we used to be.

LAURA...enjoy your day off tomorrow. I want to get a pedicure before the wedding so I will be ready to go for the honeymoon. Will have to look up the bood Defending Jacob to see what it is about. Have fun tomorrow night with the ole school chums.

Later chickies.

ceejay52
04-04-2013, 03:30 PM
Laura
Don't you love short work weeks!?!? It's raining today and a bit chilly. I may wait till tomorrow to do my errands.

Annie
Maybe you should make up a new recipe for your new name.

Happy
Praying are going well for DH. And you will be home in no time.

Shad
You have been so quiet I almost forgot about you.

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It has been drizzling rain here today and it's cold.

Heard my door bell ring this morning around 8.30 a.m. I was up but didn't go to the door. I checked the camera first and decided against answering the door. Plus I was not dressed for the public. It was my neighbor and she had her purse with her. Guess she was wanting a ride somewhere. Maybe they will learn that I don't jump like a frog any more. She hasn't bothered me any more. You know what I didn't feel guilty.

I want to go to Blytheville, AR tomorrow to Verizon to check out a Ipad. I thought about updating my laptop but it's to far gone. And If I keep going places I'll have my own stuff to do things with.

MELODY525
04-04-2013, 05:13 PM
http://www.commentsyard.com/graphics/good-afternoon/good-afternoon31.gif

THIS DAY JUST FLEW BY.
I HAD A GOOD THING HAPPEN....
WILLY WAS MY DRIVER TODAY AND HE HELPED ME IN tj'S STORE.
JEN GOT TO DO HER OWN THING FOR A CHANGE & COULD READ LABELS.
THERE IS SO MUCH SHE HASN'T HAD TIME TO LOOK AT.
SO EVERYONE WAS HAPPY. :D
I WORKED A BIT AND PRINTED STUFF OUT FOR SENIORS.
SOME RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH pARKINSONBS.
THEY WANTED INFO SO THEY KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON.
SOME HAVE MACULAR DEGENERATION SO I READ TO THEM.
HAD A LAUGH CAUSE IT'S LIKE THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND.
NOT SURE THE HIGHER UPs WOULD APPRECIATE MY PARKINSPNS 101 CLASS. :rofl:
BUT THE SENIORS LEFT HAPPY AND RELIEVED.
THEY WERE SCARED THEY WERE DYING TOMORROW.
I TOLD THEM I WASN'T SO LUCKY...THEY'LL BE HERE TO HARASS ME FOR A LOT LONGER:lol3:
IT WAS A GOOD DAY. EVERYONE IS HAPPY THAT I WAS WITH.
TREATED JEN & WILLY TO A FEW THINGS AND MYSELF TOO.
IT' WAS ALL GOOD HERE TODAY:beach:
THE WEATHER WAS SUPER WINDY & COLD.
hOPE THE WEEKEND IS BETTER. I WOULD LIKE TO GET OUTSIDE.
I HAVE WORK IN THE MORNING.
SORTING NEW CONTACT INFO FROM THE TENANTS
THE COPS, THE COUNTY CORONER AND THE MEDICOS HAVE BEEN AFTER ME FOR THIS FOR AWHILE NOW.
GOING TO MAKE A LOOSELEAF AND KEEP IT UPDATED.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT NIGHT AND A HAPPY FRIDAY/SATURDAY.
I WILL BE BACK PROBABLY SAT SOMETIME.
OUR SMOKE ALARMS AREN'T WORKING PROPERLY.
SOMETHING IS AMISS THERE AND THEY ARE ON TEST.
BUT IF WE HAVE A FIRE IT WILL RING HERE.
WHAT A MESS THIS IS....AND THE SCHEDULED DATE FOR REPAIR IS....GET THIS....SOMETIME BETWEEN TONITE AND MONDAY EVENING:yikes: WTF!!!!
100 APTS ARE ON TEST FOR SMOKE???? THIS OUGHT TO PROVE ADVENTURESOME! :flame:






HAPPY....IF YOU SEE THIS I THOUGHT OF DH ALL DAY.
PRAYING STILL EVERYTHING IS OK.
SENDING MORE LOVE AND HUGS TO YOU BOTH.:hug:


MICHELLE....HOPE YOU FEEL MUCH BETTER TODAY.
KEEPING FINGERS CROSSED FOR ANY AND ALL CALLS!!!
GOOD LUCK AND CHOOSE WISELY!!



CEEJAY....EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT THAT MOVIE!
THEY SAID IT WAS GREAT. HOPE YOU LIKE IT TOO.
DID YOU HAVE TO DO THE DRUM TODAY???
I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HOW THE EGG GOT ON THE CAR!!! LOL
CAUTION: PREGNANT GOOSE OVERHEAD!!!:rofl:



ANNIE.....SOUNDS LIKE LUNCH WAS A GOOD TIME!!
SORRY YOU ARE SO CRAMPOED IN THE NEW PLACE. SAD REALLY.
HAD A LAUGH AT YOU & YOUR SONS CONVO!! ROFLMAO



LAURA.....IT WAS FREEZING HERE THIS MORNING 29 DEGREES WHEN WE LEFT FOR THE STORE. YIKES!
YES WE NEED TO THINK SOME BEACHY THOUGHTS TO WARM US UP:beach:
A MAN THAT WORKS IN THE OFFICE DOWN THE STREET SAID I'LL BE3 CRYING ABOUT THE HEAT IN ANOTHER MONTH!!
HE'S PROBABLY RIGHT!!! :rofl: :rofl:

happy2bme
04-04-2013, 10:01 PM
Hi all,

Back home again. DH made it through the procedure fine, he even went into aFIB while he was on the table getting prepped so that was good - they were able to pinpoint one of the problem areas and after they cauterized it, the aFIB stopped which is also a good sign. But it can come back again as he heals. He is pretty banged up - shunts in the legs, pain in the shoulder and elbow from the procedure, they had problems getting IVs into him so his hands are banged up and sore, his back hurts from laying flat for so long and the worst of it all is that the pericardial tissue surrounding the heart is all inflamed. This is normal and occurs as part of the cauterizing procedures. His lungs hurt very much and he can only take shallow breaths. I brought him home, he says he is exhausted and he goes from being hot to having chills. I am monitoring his temperature (slightly elevated but not disturbingly so). And throwing both blankets, cold packs, heating pads, jello and sips of water at him as needed. I told him that he needs to realize that the next 7 days will be slow going and he needs to sit on his keester and read and nap and just take it slow. We have nothing planned other than follow up doctor's appointments. I do feel badly for him.

A great big THANK YOU to all of you for all your thoughts, prayers and good wishes. I know they have helped. DH said to me on Wednesday - this had to be a long day for you - I said the worst part was sitting and waiting to hear the words "everything went just fine". Once that happened, I could finally relax. And I did find ways to avoid the elevator situation as much as possible ;) I drove home and I have to say I am not a fan of curvy, winding highways driving at 60 mph. The speed limit is 65, I mostly drove at 55 in the far lane and let everyone in a big hurry pass me up. Fortunately there was not much traffic at all. Part of me says that I probably should do more of this type of driving to get more comfortable with it. I :dunno:

I did miss an opportunity to swim at the hotel but our schedule was pretty erratic and 2 of the days I would have disturbed DH trying to sleep if I had gone down for a swim so I opted to pass. In any event we are glad to be home.

I have not caught up on your posts yet so I will be back with personals. Just wanted to let you know we were back. I tried to post at the hospital but their Internet was sooooo slow it kept locking up and I am hesitant to sign into any site with an ID and password if I don't think I can sign back out again. I couldn't even get 3FC to come up on DH's hospital floor. The hotel's computer was no better. Glad I did not bring my laptop because I would have been annoyed at paying 5 dollars for super slow internet service.

Anyway, thank you all again. Will be back in the morning.

diyana
04-05-2013, 07:54 AM
A very quick check in for me....

Happy - I'm glad the procedure went well and you both are home. Tell DH that if he doesn't rest, he'll have several chicks come after him with a :rollpin: Seriously though, I'm sending many healing wishes and prayers his way, and continued good vibes to you for strength. It's not easy being a caretaker. Make sure you rest when you can as well.

Don't have time for any other personals this morning...I've got a programming project to finish up.

As for the phone interviews, some are going well...some not as well...I'm going to be spending the weekend doing LOTS of online tutorials to brush up on the technical skills that need improvement.

Much love and many hugs to all,

ceejay52
04-05-2013, 09:47 AM
Morning
May run to the doctor this morning to let him check my stomach that has been doing flip flops. or having spasms as I call it. I don't get sick. And next morning I'm sore.

I was vey pleased with my blood pressure this morning at 125/67 pulse was 73. I still need to get that top number down. Rode the bike for 20 minutes and did a 20 minute DVD with Sunshine.

We have sunshine this morning. I was wanting to mow the lawn but I think it's going to be to wet.
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Happy
Glad that your DH is home and resting. There's a saying that goes you can't keep a good man down for long. But I hope he realizes that his body has to heal.

diyana
04-05-2013, 09:56 AM
Ceejay - I hope your stomach feels better soon. :hug:

annie175
04-05-2013, 11:52 AM
Good Morning/Afternoon...

Just went to CVS on my lunch hour, they had vitamins buy 1/get one and I was out of Biotin, multi-complete, magnesium. All stocked up now. My annual pap is on Monday afternoon. Bleh. Need to schedule my boob squish.

Todays good thought...the birds were singing beautifully when I came into work this morning, sun is shining, and almost 60 degrees today, tomorrow will be 65 and 70 on Tuesday. Altho rain chances every day, I don't care as long as it is warm.

May try to get out into the backyard, if nothing else clean up Sassy's little poo piles. Maybe even move some dirt around. Start getting the garden ready, don't plan on planting until I get back from Florida.

HAPPY...glad you all made it back safely from the hospital. Tell DH he will have me to deal with if he doesn't do as YOU say, well the doc also. I am still sending up prayers for speedy, pain free recovery.

CEEG...nuttin like a good stomach spasm to get you going. Feel better real quick, chick.

CHELLE....fingers crossed on the job search.....

MELLIE....glad you had a great day yesterday especially at TJs. Fun that Willie got to be your driver and Jen could run off on her own. And now you are DR. MELLIE for the seniors...you wear as many hats as I do.

Hello to all the chicklets....loves and hugs

happy2bme
04-05-2013, 12:42 PM
Good morning everyone,
DH went to bed early and got a good sleep (13 hours) but as soon as he got out of bed he said he got weak and tired again. It's the pericarditis (sp?) - making him short of breath and I'm sure just beating up the heart the way that they did will tire you out also. As we were talking this morning, he said the shortness of breath was really bothering him. I said "you mean that in all of your 63 years you have never had bronchitis or a really bad flu or anything that affected the lungs?" He said :no: Geez, I have had several instances of bronchitis, really bad respiratory infections and horrid wheezing fits due to allergies and smoking. I just know the feeling - hate it, hope to avoid it but know it well. It amazed me that he has NEVER felt like this. He has suffered in other ways with a bad back and neuropathy and chronic pain but his insides are pretty amazingly healthy. I told him that he just has to sleep as often as he feels like it and sit in a chair and read or watch TV otherwise. Give it until at least Sunday - I told him you were all ready to beat him up with Nerf bats if he didn't behave :lol:

We are under a winter storm watch starting tonight. Anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of snow predicted. That's going to be a total mess. I can easily clear the concrete bases by the garages but I can't operate the ATV/snowplow to do the driveway. If it gets really awful I can call my cousin to help. It will be a mess as the driveway is slowly clearing but right now it's pretty heavily rutted with slushy snow and ice. New snow on top of that will make a big mess. However if I get groceries today, there's no need for us to go out until Monday when DH has a doctor's appointment in town.

All our animals - deer and turkeys - have taken off to parts unknown. Geez, you stop feeding them for 3 days and they take off on you! I put some feed out yesterday but all I saw last night were some foxes and the darn raccoons, neither of which we really want to see. And the skunks will be waking up out of hibernation soon too. We weren't sure if the animals would leave or not so I had DH get some extra corn and seed last week since he can't lift anything heavier than a gallon jug of milk for a while. Now I'm kind of thinking it would be a good thing if they left, it's getting rather messy in the yard with left over seed, mud, and droppings. I do want to keep the turkeys around as a mainstay of their diet is ticks. And you know how I feel about ticks :yikes:

Happy Thought - I got my A1C (long term blood sugar) results back and I am now under the levels for pre-diabetes (ie. a normal range). :carrot: I seriously believe that stress contributes ALOT to the high blood sugar levels as this positive test result is yet another of the good things I have seen since we started our better life here. I have not been taking my blood sugar meds since January. I am really encouraged by this and very motivated to up the exercise and reduce my intake of sugars in an effort to keep off the medicine which is not only very expensive but gives intestinal problems too. And it's a good thing to stay away from diabetes if you can. My cholesterol is high again, but I know that's an effect of eating out of the freezer - not enough fresh stuff and we can easily remedy that.

Annie - I'm so jealous of your warm weather. Won't be long now until you are sitting on the beach as the new Mrs. ;) I had to smile at the comments - I too think you should come up with a new dish to celebrate your new name :lol: Congrats on the new goddaughter's baby. You have so many little ones to kiss and hug. Better buy some Chapstick to get your lips in shape. Lots of good things in your life now Missy - you deserve it!

Mel - How nice of Willy to help you in the store. It never occured to me that there is only so much time for shopping and maybe Jen didn't get to look at what she was interested in. Nice that she had the chance. I laughed at your description of the Parkinsons 101 class. Hey - that's what we do - look up stuff on the internet to get educated because they don't always tell you what you need to know. And being older folks, they aren't used to getting info at their fingertips like we do. I hope they appreciate what a Godsend they have in you Mel :hug:

Michelle - Thanks for the good vibes. While it might be a bit stressful to have to brush up on some technical skills, I guess it's a good thing that you find out now on interviews. Gives you some good insight and feedback on how to continue preparing. As we all know some of these phone interviews are just a search for a specific person or get names so they can call on other people "do you have any friends who might be interested???" :s: But you can also use them too to find out what people are looking for. So I'd say it's a positive thing. You will certainly be one very busy bee though. OMG - Skype interviews. That would give me the heebie jeebies. I think I am totally scared of my old life now and I could never go back :lol: so my heart goes out to you as you trudge through this process :hug:

Laura - How often is this alumni meeting you have? Just friends or is it a class reunion type of thing? Hope it's not too far away for you to get to. Congratulations on your awesome weight loss and the fact that you needed a belt to hold up the droopy pants! That had to feel sooo good. Now you can go shopping for some nice spring stuff.

Ceejay - Sorry about the stomach spasms. Hope you get something to help them. The can be really painful and uncomfortable. Good going on the healthy blood pressure numbers! I think that peddling is helping alot. Thank goodness you have the camera and can see who's at the door. Those neighbors sure are pesky and needy. Big difference between helping out once in a while and taking advantage of someone. Seems like you are always the one on the giving side of the relationship too.

Shad - Hello to you lost in Darwin there. Are you wrapping up this contract? Thanks for the good wishes for DH.

Ruth - I love your avatar. Such pretty flowers!

I guess that's enough for now. I need to get dressed and get out. Lots of errands to run, I need to plan my trip carefully to minimize the back and forth. I just checked the library website and it shows that my copy of Downton Abbey season 3 is "in transit" from another library. They take their time updating the site - sure would be wonderful if it's actually at the library so I could watch it this weekend. I also have 2 lessons to work on for my online classes.

Hope everyone has a good weekend planned. Catch you later chicks...

annie175
04-05-2013, 01:37 PM
HAPPY...sleep and hydration are the key for DH. God love him. I just got my season 3 of Downton Abbey yesterday in the mail. Will probably start watching it soon. Babysitting tonight for lil man then working outside in yard tomorrow and working on Cs house on Sunday. No rest for the wicked. Maybe your library copy will be in, get your groceries and whatnot, then snuggle down until Monday morning. Get some rest. Hugs sister.

Laura705
04-05-2013, 02:53 PM
Quick hello to you all. Happy, glad all went well w/ the procedure.

Did a "Total Body Challenge" class today - yup, it was a challenge. Showered, sprinkled the rest of the Preen on the one long border in the yard. Need to buy more, there wasn't much left. Hit the thrift shop & bought a pair of casual slacks acceptable for work & a pretty s/s blouse. And a matted print that needs a frame.

Just about to leave the house for lunch - Big Bowl, which has Asian food of all types.

Back later possibly for personals. If not, have a great rest if the day! :flow1:

ceejay52
04-05-2013, 08:51 PM
Decided to see my doctor here in town this morning. My stomach was too sore to let this go and I really didn't feel like driving to Jonesboro. This doctor thinks it's nerves. I told him the latest going's on. I've had nervous stomach issues before but it's been awhile. He gave me something to take for my nerves which I've needed for a long,long time. My blood pressure was a bit higher this morning but it always is when I go to the doctor. The nurse even commented on it how good it was.

Talked to my sis in Mo and she said it would be alright to come in May. She's out of school that month as well. I'm usually always at the church where she goes on Easter and she said that some of the members were asking about me.

Went to Verizon in Blytheville and got myself a mini IPad. They had to order it but that's okay I won't need it this week end any way.

After I got back from Blytheville I got out side and mowed the lawn. I have to sit and rest more often but I did get the job done. My body can feel it. May do some stretching to help loosen the muscles.
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Mel
Glad that your shopping spree with Willie turned out well. Are you still doing Nutrisystem?

Happy
Hope the Dh improves daily. Yikes more snow. Did the weather man forget that it's Spring? Or Mother Nature just doesn't know when to stop. The final blast of snow.

Laura
Sounds like you have had a good buying spree at the thrift store.

Michelle
:wave: "don't study" to hard this week end.

I'm gonna get ready for be then watch the movie Lincoln.

MELODY525
04-06-2013, 06:52 AM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_7xqM8VmxBuY/SFMYjj3tcRI/AAAAAAAAANs/WpI6ddkwxm8/s400/hello%2Bfriends.jpg

GOOD MORNING

THE WEEKEND IS HERE AND I CAN'T SLEEP.
BEEN UP SINCE 5 TOSSING AND TURNING.
FINALLY GOT OUT OF BED.
YESTERDAY WAS A CONGLOMERATION OF EVERYTHING.
BUT I SKIPPED THE OFFICE. JUST WASN'T UP TO IT.
NOTHING NEW WITH ME TO REPORT.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND EVERYONE.



SHAD....I THINK MY CHEEKS STILL HURT FROM LAUGHING.
I WAS STILL GIGGLING WHEN I WENT TO BED.
THAT HAS TO BE GOOD FOR THE SOUL:rofl:
GREAT TALKING TO YOU. HOW ARE YOUR EARS TODAY????:lol3:
I AM GLAD THIS JOB IS ALMOST OVER.
THEN YOU CAN GET BACK TO MAKING FRIENDS WITH SUNDAY:hug:




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HAPPY....I JUST FLIPPED THE PAGE AND SEE YOU POSTED.
SO GLAD TO HEAR THINGS SOUND GOOD FOR DH.
PRAYING THE HEALING GOES FAST & HE JUST RESTS!!!:rollpin:
SORRY TO HEAR HOW BANGED UP HE IS. POOR GUY.
SLEEP, REST & JUST CONCENTRATE ON HEALING INSIDE & OUT.
GIVE HIM ALL OUR WORLDLY LOVE:hug:
AND THEN THREATEN THE CRAP OUT OF HIM IF HE DOESN'T BEHAVE!
I AM VERY GLAD TO HEAR YOUR TEST RESULT.:encore:
CONGRATULATIONS ON A HAPPIER LIFE:hug:





CEEJAY....SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE TUMMY WOES.
NOTHING WORSE...EXCEPT MAYBE A TOOTHACHE!!
HOPE YOU WILL BE FEELING BETER VERY SOON.
DO YOU HAVE TO WORK THIS WEEKEND??
PART 2: I SEE YOU ALREADY WENT TO THE DR.
HE IS MOST PROBABLY RIGHT ABOUT NERVES.
I USED TO HAVE TO TAKE LIBRAX FOR MY TUMMY /INTESTINES.
MY MAINT MAN USES IT TOO. HE HAD TO GIVE ME ONE NOT LONG AGO!
IT WAS A BAD DAY IN THE OFFICE. I CAN IMAGINE HOW YOU FELT.
GET WELL SOON:hug:



LAURA.....HOPE THE BIG BOWL WAS A NICE LUNCH.
WE ALMOST DID CHINESE LAST NIGHT BUT I CANCELED.
GOOD FOR YOU WITH THE TOTAL BODY CHALLENGE.
BUT IT SOUNDS PAINFUL:rofl: :rofl:
HAPPY GARDENING TOO!




ANNIE....GOOD LUCK WITH THE SQUISH AND DR APPT.
YOUR SUN & TEMPS ARE VERY NICE...SEND THEM HERE PLEASE!
PROBABLY LIKE YOU, I SOMETIMES FORGET WHICH HAT I AM WEARING!!! ROFLMAO
THE MAYOR IS STILL CALLING ME HIS GO TO PERSON!:tantrum:




MICHELLE....GOOD LUCK BRUSHING UP THE SKILLS.
FOCUS ON THE GOOD STUFF AND FORGE AHEAD.
I KNOW YOU CAN DO THIS.
KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE....CALIFORNIA!!!

happy2bme
04-06-2013, 11:57 AM
Good morning ladies,

We only got a slight dusting of snow overnight, thank goodness. I am so ready to be over this stuff. Going to be in the mid 40's this week but it will be cloudy and gloomy. We need the warm sunshine to melt away the rest of the snowpiles.

I did get my grocery shopping done yesterday. Had to hurry to the library but I'm glad I did a detour as my copy of Season 3 of Downton Abbey was in. I look forward to watching it this weekend. I did spend a fair amount of time at the pharmacy. Went to pick up DH's meds and they said they didn't have anything for him (but he had received 2 emails stating prescriptions were ready to pick up). I did not have the names of the meds and had forgotten to take the email printouts he gave me. They checked his record and said there was one prescription they could refill. If I could wait 20 minutes, they'd fill it. I went to get groceries and then drove back across town to the library. Arrived at the pharmacy over 2 hours later and they said they have no prescriptions for DH :dunno: :mad: I told this girl that I was there 2 hours ago and the girl in yellow who just clocked out told me they would be filling one prescription. New girl checked and said nope, no can do. We have CVS/Caremark for our prescription plan now and they are HORRID. It (sadly) justifies my belief that insurance companies are out to take our insurance premium money but will give such poor service that we will all be dead at their hands. :mad: :mad: :mad: As an example, DH was prescribed Prilosec - a stomach acid reducer. It's purpose was to calm the esophogus because there was some natural trauma and irritation due to the surgical procedure. He was to take it for 7 days prior to surgery and 15 days post. The insurance will only fill the prescription for 15 pills at a time. He got the first prescription in time to take it prior to surgery. The second half of the prescription I was trying to pick up yesterday. The shop clerk said the prescription is marked that he can only get 15 pills every 23 days. I said he is supposed to take this as part of his surgical post op treatment and how can he take it for 15 days post op if they only give you 15 pills every 23 days?????? I know it's not the pharmacy's fault. Came home and told DH he needs to call his former employer and ream them a good one.

DH is doing much better. Still a little weak but great improvement. He has some tingling in his throat, hoping he is not developing another polyp in there from the trachea tube but we will see.

My weekend will be busy, good thing it's gloomy to stay in. I have laundry, a bit of unpacking to finish up, have 3 lessons to catch up on with my writing class, Downton Abbey to watch, spent more than I should have on groceries but that happens when I chose to eat fresh and natural so I have menu plans to make up so as not to waste a bit of food. I really need to start incorporating some sort of regular exercise into my day, right now 30 trips up and down the stairs cleaning will have to do.

Mel - I am glad to hear that you are laughing again. I'm sure you and Shad have been up to no good plotting to fix the world. I just hope you didn't spend too much time talking about all of us here :rofl: Was going to ask if you are continuing on your meal plan or have you decided to go back to just watching certain types of foods?

Ceejay - glad you went to the doctor. Hope they give you something to calm the tummy. No need to have spasms and all the troubles that come along with them. Have to let us know how you like the mini Ipad. I type so much on the computer that I can't get my head wrapped around what I'd do with a tablet, so I'm very interested in your opinion. Looks like you will be planning a trip to visit your sister then? Will be nice to have something to look forward to.

Laura - I stopped at the Humane Society thrift shop yesterday. Not as much nice stuff as your place but I did get 2 lovely bone china tea cups. I realized that my big mugs are fine for coffee but are really too big for proper brewing of a cup of tea. Now I can sit and watch Downton Abbey in style :coffee: :rofl: But all the while in the shop I was thinking of you. Total Body Challenge sounds like something you'd wake up the next morning and say OMG - every bit of my body HURTS! Congrats on getting through the session. How was the Big Bowl dinner? Reminds me that I am missing Genghis Grill.

Annie - sounds like it's a busy weekend for the lady on the run. Take some time out to watch that CD, the wedding is just about around the corner. Are you ready for it? I KNOW you are ready for vacation/honeymoon.

Michelle - hope you don't spend all weekend studying. :( Are there just a couple of specifics you have to brush up on or is it learning some new stuff too? Again, I don't envy you sister.

Hi Shad :wave:

I'm thinking I want some lunch / brunch. Catch you later... have a good weekend all.

Laura705
04-06-2013, 03:07 PM
Hi everyone. Quick pop in. Did a wee bit of reading this morning & then worked on my taxes. Took longer than I wanted, but doesn't it always. About to go to lunch. I'll have to catch up later, but it'll prolly be tomorrow. Toodles

Shad
04-06-2013, 07:53 PM
Morning all,
Quick post since I am not going to try to do personals. I just don't have time.
I'm at home this weekend. Going back for the last time tomorrow. I will finish there on 26th April and come home for the last time. Yee bloody haa.

The house and garden are looking somewhat unloved although the tomato patch is going great. There should be some ripe tomatoes when I get home in three weeks time. That will be great.

Miss puss doesn't want to know me. I went round to the DS2's place yesterday and when she came out of the bedroom, I told her there was a letter waiting for her from the vet. She gave me such a look!!!! :mad: and turned around and stalked back into the bedroom.

Pleased to read that the DH procedure went okay happy. Hope he continues to make a full recovery and soon. When he gets grumpy, you will know he is getting better.

Mel - good to have a fun conversation yesterday - I think that one took the cake for length of time. 3.50 hours or so! Still a good laugh is good for the soul.

While I think about it. While I was wandering down to Kakadu last week, I came upon this sign. Seems like the Java turtle is out and about in Northern Territory Australia.

So Time to go ring the brother and the niece and the other brother and see if they are alive or dead. As I will probably be if I do wait.

MELODY525
04-07-2013, 08:27 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS OF THE WORLD


THIS IS NOT THE HOT WEEKEND THEY PREDICTED LAST WEEKEND.
IT'S COLD & GLOOMY ON AND OFF.
SUCH WINDS WE'RE HAVING!
YOU CAN OPEN A WINDOW, AIR THE HOUSE & CLOSE IT IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES:rofl:

NOTHING ELSE IS NEW.
JUST LOUNGED AROUND THE HOUSE YESTERDAY.
MIGHT EVEN DO IT AGAIN TODAY:beach:
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY.




HAPPY....I AM GLAD TO HEAR DH IS ON THE MEND.
PHARMACIES ARE A PAIN AND SO ARE INS COMPANIES.
PRILOSEC IS OVER THE COUNTER.
CAN'T YOU GET HIM SOME THAT WAY?
JEN & RICHIE BOTH LOST THEIR INS COVERAGE ON THAT PILL.
ONCE IT WENT OVER THE COUNTER THEY WERE BOTH DROPPED.
HOW ARE YOU LIKING THE DOWNTON SERIES??
I JUST ORDERED THE OLD UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS SERIES.
69 HOURS OF OLD TIME LONDON. ROFL
SHOULD KEEP ME BUSY
BUYING ALL WHOLE FOODS ISN'T CHEAP. I CAN IMAGINE THE BILLS FOR 2.
I AM STICKING TO THE NS FOODS FOR ANOTHER 2 MONTHS. AT LEAST.
THE EASE OF "COOKING" IS THE REAL DRAW:hun:
I GIVE RICHIE THE SUPER SPICY CUPS. HE TAKES THEM TO WORK!
MY ROSACEA IS OUT A BIT ON MY NOSE. NOT IN FULL BLOOM THOUGH.
COULD BE STESS, SPICES OR SOY. ALWAYS SOMETHING.
SENDING HUGS FOR BOTH OF YOU :hug:




TOODLES BACK TO YOU LAURA:wave:
DON'T WORK TOO HARD!!


SHAD.....WE ALMOST TALKED YOUR WHOLE MORNING AWAY.
WHEN I CALLED TO SAY GOODNIOGHT TO JEN SHE LAUGHED.
"I TRIED TO CALL A FEW TIMES...THE LINE WAS BUSY":lol3:
THAT CALL HAD TO BE THE LONGEST.
BUT LATER ON, I THOUGHT THE TIME WENT BY SO QUICKLY!
i HOPE THESE LAST WEEKS OF WORK WILL GO OK.
MISS PUSS WILL SEE YOU SOON ENOUGH.
AFTER THE VET'S VISIT SHE'S GOING TO RUN BACK HOME TO THE DS'S HOUSE!!!:rofl: :rofl:

Laura705
04-07-2013, 01:07 PM
Morning all. Just sitting my sweaty arse on a towel resting up before I take a shower. I had my first kettle bell class today and it was a killer. The lightest kettle bell was too heavy for me, and my cardio stamina is lacking. But it didn't kill me, so it must be making me stronger. I hope.

Mel - Yeh, we had high winds Friday and yesterday. Yesterday we were out and about and in the market parking lot, in the distance a shopping cart rolled across like it meant to bash into a car. And we passed by a construction site that was a dust storm. The residents in the apartments/condos across the way definitely could NOT open their windows for fresh air! Sounds like you and Shad had a nice looooong chat and a grand old time.

Shad - Hope the next three weeks go quickly for you. You have to get back and reestablish your relationships with your kitty and your garden. :D Safe travels!

Happy - Glad to hear dh is resting up. I hope he's feeling a bit better by now, lungs feeling better, etc. What a PITA with those darn Rx's. How ridiculous. I don't get why they can't fill them as the doc orders!! I'm glad you didn't get much snow to speak of - just doesn't seem right to be getting it so late in the season. So are you catching up on your writing assignments? What type of assignments do you get? How long are they? Does an instructor really read and grade your work - you said there were a LOT of people in your class, so I wonder how that works. Hope you carve out some time for more Downton between the homework assignments. I love the idea of you watching it sipping from your fancy china teacup! :lol:

Annie - Did you get your yard time yesterday? I haven't started any seeds yet, but today might be the day for the indoor ones. It would have been good to get the spinach seeded outdoors, but we had a good amount of rain yesterday so I'm not sure today is the day to try digging around in the soil. I'm thinking of planting it in the spot vacated by the big maple tree we removed last year. Didn't even try to grow grass there given the drought last year, and it gets plenty of sun. How was the babysitting??

Ceejay - I hope your stomach is feeling better now. Good job getting the bp down! :) Keep it up with all the exercise. :yes:

Michelle - Hope the tutorials are going well, but be sure to make time for some relaxation with Santa.
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Let's see...I think I left off before lunch on Friday. Big Bowl was tasty as usual - their food is so fresh tasting, not heavy. After that we went to Walmart with a list and of course left with 3 times the items, just going up and down the aisles. Big bill, but that included a large bag of Preen that we can use to refill the existing shaker container we have (had to retrieve it from the recycling bin, lol).

Bf and a friend and I watched the Blueray of "Zero Dark Thirty". It was well done, but such a dark look at what our gov't does to deal with terrorism, or terrorists rather. Takes certain kinds of people to do that kind of work.

Saturday, as I mentioned, I got my taxes done and e-filed. Lunch was carne asada tacos at the taqueria. Walked doggy after that. Still had about 90 min to spare before getting ready for the evening, so I made some pizza dough. Went much more quickly than my first attempt when the old decrepit food processor gave up the ghost. The heavy duty kitchenaid mixer and its dough hook did a great job.

The alumni thing was just a small casual gathering of nine people. Several I hadn't seen since grade school, and others not since high school, or since I still lived in the neighborhood. What fun. The bar was fine enough, but the food wasn't good. I didn't intend to eat anything heavy, but it was a german bar and it had heavy german food. I ended up getting chicken schnitzel with the german fried potatoes (or as one of the others said "these are just potatoes o'brien", lol. It wasn't very good and I ate very little. My hs friend, who also is a fellow grade school alum, picked me up and we drove together, and we didn't stay very late - 10-ish - and it wasn't til after she dropped me off and I was on the sofa watching tv with bf for a half hour that the acid indigestion hit. Ugh. Ate some tums and drank some seltzer.

I was up early today, and I noticed that my outdated clock radio belatedly sprang forward an hour - 4 weeks late, lol. I read my book club book and the paper, drank some tea, ate some breakfast and then it was time for the kettlebell class.

Just me and another woman with the trainer/instructor. This'll be good, but I have a feeling I'm going to be sore as heck tomorrow. I suppose I was thinking this would all be strength training, but there were a lot of moves intended to give us a cardio workout, and that's what probably really did me in. I did need a lighter weight, and even 8 was too much for me at a certain point. This will not be easy, but between this class and my other fitness passport classes, I hope to regain some of my strength and stamina that i lost by doing nothing for about 3 months.

Okay, I've surpassed "cooled down" and am now chilled, so it's a good time to get this posted and take a nice hot shower. Plenty needs doing around the house, but I will probably not do much more than the dog walk, seed potting, and lounging with book, paper or watching MOTG.

happy2bme
04-07-2013, 01:31 PM
Morning girls,

Holy cow - 3 and a half hours on an overseas call??? Shad will have to get a second contract just to pay for the phone expenses :rofl: Glad you ladies had a good time chewing the fat so to say.

Mel - since I don't take too well to spicy foods myself, I really dislike the tendency of many restaurants now that add heavy spices to most of their dishes. DH and I were in Duluth at a chain restaurant and I think out of their extensive menu, there were only about 2 things I could eat without it backfiring on me. (and it's a long way back home to worry about tummy troubles). I would imagine it's even worse for you. Don't want ANYTHING to start up the pesky rosacea for you. So I'm surprised a bit that NS is spicy, although I suppose it can be a good substitute if they have to remove the calorie laden stuff. I love the Downton series, the more I watch, the more I am entranced. Didn't care for Cora's mum (Shirley McLaine) at first but she and Dame Maggie Smith together are just a match made in heaven. I just adore Maggie Smith, she has that cocked head, big eyed "look" down pat. It's as if she lived the part in a past life. I watched the first 3 episodes yesterday, 2 more CDs to go. I think that's just great that you got Upstairs Downstairs. 69 hours is more than enough to keep you parked and quiet when you should be relaxing and you love to watch it over again so I'd say that's a perfect investment in yourself. Thank you again for all your good thoughts. :hug:

Shad - so Miss Sunday is living with DS2 now? I suppose that makes sense from your extended travels. She may not want to move back. How nice that you will have some ripe tomatoes on your return. Hope the bugs won't get them first. So you get to spend your birthday wrapping up things in Darwin? How glum.

Hope the rest of the ladies are having themselves a good weekend.

It's grey and gloomy here. Yesterday we got a good bout of heavy, wet snow that fell in abundance for about an hour. I was worried we'd get a big pile of the stuff but fortunately it only lasted about an hour. I dare say we won't see much sun for the next 10 days but at least the temps will stay above freezing during the day, would go faster if we had some sunshine. Step outside and the air is filled with the sounds of all sorts of birds as well as drip, drip, drip of things melting. I can't wait until it gets warmer.

It's nice down by Ceejay but they are also in spring tornado season as well as the pollen has arrived. Don't miss the sinus issues but do miss the lovely pastel flowers as well as light sweater, no jacket weather.

DH was quite worried today. His leg (inner groin area) is bothering him from where they injected the lines to his heart. It's bruised too and he was concerned he may have strained something trying to get out of our soft memory foam beds. I told him to raise up the head part before he exits to help himself instead of rolling out and trying to prop up. I did examine the leg which was probably more embarrassing for him than me. The good news is that everything looks right and decent and mending as it should. He said he could not help but fret that something would go wrong and he'd be back in the hospital again. I said I thought it was normal to be holding your breath about such things, but so far everything looks good. He said he had a light "twinge" or two but not enough to say if he really felt anything in the heart and every time he has taken his blood pressure since we returned, it's been fine whereas before he had bouts where it showed an erratic heartbeat. So far so good :crossed:

I have laundry and some housework today as well as working on my studying. I hope to be able to watch a few more episodes of Downton Abbey also.

Hope you are all having a good Sunday, talk to you tomorrow.

happy2bme
04-07-2013, 01:45 PM
Hi Laura,

Once again posting above me. You are quieter than Mel, I can sometimes sense her typing but you are always in stealth mode :lol:

I can't remember enjoying a cup of tea as much as I did yesterday. I have a small, single serving cafeteria teapot I got at work a long time ago, brewed it up and had it in the china cup. It was delicious! I did notice that the cup and saucer while close, are not an exact match of patterns but that's ok. The handle is quite tiny, I find that I must drink "pinky out" in order to hold the cup - and I have small hands.

I must say I am surprised about the kettle bell class and the cardio part. I too thought that was more strength training. 8 pounds to start would be way too heavy for me also - that's like heaving a lightweight bowling ball up and about. I daresay you will be rather sore tomorrow too. Drink up the water and plan on a hot shower and some stretches. People who have taken kettlebell really, really love it though so I hope you will enjoy the class. Nice that you have a such a small group with the trainer. Unless of course being just you and another the trainer can go all Jillian balistic on you :drill: :tantrum: :lifter:

I guess if you are starting your seeds, I should probably look into it also. You start first and let me know how it goes :rofl:

Shad
04-07-2013, 06:28 PM
Morning all,
Back at the airport for another and the last trip up to Darwin. Can't see me coming home again in the next 3 weeks before I leave. I might try to finish on the Wednesday and come home for my birthday. Dont really see the point in having the Thursday off and going back for half a day on Friday.

Was a nice quiet weekend at home. Got a few things done but the place needs a good clean and tidy up when I get back home for good. If this weather keeps up the weeds with be sky high when I get back.
Fortunately the grass is slowing down and will not need much mowing until Spring.

Mel - sounds like if you open the window to let in fresh air, you also get to rearrange much of the house as well.
I can't imagine what the cat will do when she comes home. Run up the curtains and scratch the furniture no doubt, demand to come in and go out constantly - she likes a good doorman. DS2 put in a cat door for her and the g/fs cat but she just refuses to use it. Jasper doesn't mind at all but not her.
DS2 and g/f are thinking of buying another house or duplex really to put on their portfolio. This will be the fifth and sixth. It's in a pretty low area socio-economically but apparently you can rent rooms out to the accepted refugees for a good price and make some money back that way. I can't imagine any one else would want to live there.

Happy - Went to have a look at my phone bill to see whether I needed to work overtime or not. However it isn't on there yet. I'll check again later today. Maybe they only get allocated during the working week. I see I got a free call to my friend Chris in NZ. Maybe they will take pity on me and give me a free call to Mel as well. Think so? No me either.
How embarrassing for DH to have you moving aside bits and pieces to have a look at the hole in his leg. Nothing you haven't done before no doubt. :wink: :wink: . However I am pleased that he is getting along well. He has to expect weakness, not doubt nausea at times too and a bit of pain. That was invasive surgery he just had.

Laura - those kettle classes look tough. We have biggest loser on here at the moment - its called the 'Next Generation' and a bigger bunch of losers I have never seen. Honesty this should be called the disease of the lower socio economic group. Whinge, groan, whine, pathetic. One woman has a son (who is 29 years old) and was around 242Kg when he joined. Biggest person in the history of the Biggest Loser. You are looking at about 500lbs or more. This woman swears black and blue that her son is eating properly and that the trainers should just go easier on him because they are turning him into a nervous wreck. When they went over the tapes of the food catering in the kitchen, he's eating popcorn chicken (like McD or KFC) and snacking on stuff all day long - except when they are out training. His mindset was just starting to turn around when they got put out last night. He needs to shed the 98kg that is his mother if you ask me.
Anyway - keep up the good work Laura.

Okay - so time I got myself off here and did the necessary things before boarding, like going to the loo and putting on some more moisturiser etc. etc. We will be off and away soon. Since daylight saving finished last night, the flight is an hour later than usual. Doubt that they will give us breakfast on this one. More like a coffee and a snack. Darn. They use those awful waxed paper cups and I hate drinking a hot drink out of them. The coffee is actually quite good surprisingly.

So back later to check things out.

ceejay52
04-07-2013, 06:50 PM
Afternoon
Back from a good trip to Paragould.
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Shad
Wow, 3.5 hours on the phone!!!!! Whew makes me tire just thinking about it. I'm sure it was enjoyable.

Mel
Glad you had a good visit with Shad. We all need to laugh.

Laura
Are you sore today after that Total Body Workout? I'm sore from mowing the lawn the lawn the other day.

Happy
It will take DH time for him to heal from the inside out. Don't think the doctors are to easy going while they are doing procedures on the inside of our bodies. Hope he feels better soon.

Hello to Annie. I'm sure she's as busy as ever. :wave:

diyana
04-07-2013, 08:04 PM
Hi ladies -

Sorry I've been away. I've been so crazy busy with studying up on programming languages which is a lot more time consuming than I thought. I also rewrote my resume for a different type of website job that I'd really enjoy. More of a focus on content and marketing, etc. than on the programming that runs it all. Also, my roommate's dog is very sick. She eventually took him to the emergency vet (closest one is in Milwaukee), so she'll be staying the night at her ex's place since it doesn't make sense for her to drive all the way back up here only to drive back tomorrow. I hope the vet can figure out what's wrong with him. It seemed like he had something caught and was choking on and off and sometimes his breathing was labored. And he was vomiting. :( Poor guy. :(

I'm going to go to bed early. It's been a rough day. I'm waiting for my ex to finish the taxes...and he chooses instead to go to a baseball game with his girlfriend. :tantrum: I want so much to get a job on the West Coast soon and get the :censored: out of here.

No time for personals other than to tell Happy that bruising and soreness in the inner leg area is probably normal. I remember that's what my ex-DMIL used to say and she's had many heart procedures...bypass, catheters, angioplasties, etc.

MELODY525
04-08-2013, 08:10 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS

YESTERDAY BEGAN WITH LEAKY SINKS AND THEN QUIETED DOWN.
ALL IN ALL NOT A BAD WEEKEND.
I REALLY GOT NOTHING DONE EXCEPT RECYCLE STUFF.
I DID SORT OUT MORE PAPERS AND SHREDDED.
LOVE THAT I CAN WATCH TV AND GET WORK DONE:beach:
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY:encore:




LAURA.....WEEKEND SOUNDED BUYS.
SORRY THE FOOD WAS A BIT MUCH ON THE TUMMY.
MUST HAVE BEEN NICE SEEING OLD FRIENDS THOUGH.
AN 8 LB KETTLEBALL IS NOT LIGHT TO ME.
I AM SURPRISED THEY AREN'T LIGHTER FOR THOSE STARTING OUT. OUCH.
WATCH THAT ARM OF YOURS!!:hug:




HAPPY....I THINK IT'SS NORMAL FOR DH TO BE WAITING FOR THE OTHER SHOE TO DROP.
HOPE THE GROIN KEEPS HEALING. THAT'S A TOUGH AREA NOT TO MOVE.
IT'S SORE THERE AND GETTING UP DOES PULL ON THAT AREA.
I ALSO RAISE MY BED A BIT TO AVOID THAT.
TEACH THIS MAN HOW TO MEDITATE:yoga:
HOPE YOUR SNOW CONTINUES TO MEL.
FUNNY BUT I WAS JUST THINKING OF CEEJAY AND THE TORNADOES TOO.
I WAS WATCHING THE WIZARD OF OZ RECENTLY!





SHAD...I AM SO PLEASED FOR THE DS & GF.
THEY'RE REALLY DOING A GREAT JOB.
PLANNING IS EVERYTHING. IWHS IT CAUGHT ON OVER HERE:rofl:
HOPE THE TRIP BACK WAS UNEVENTFUL.
I CAN SEE THE LOGIC IN STAYING THERE TILL THE END.
DID YOU HAVE PLANS FOR THE BIRTHDAY?
I WAS SHOWING JEN HOW BIG SOFIA IS GETTING.
EVERY TIME I SEE THAT SHOW ON TV I THINK OF HER.




CEEJAY...GLAD PARAGOULD WAS A GOOD WEEKEND FOR YOU.
WILL YOU BE MAKING PLANS TO VISIT THE SIS NOW??



MICHELLE....CONTINUED GOOD LUCK WITH THE JOB SEARCH.
HOPE THE TAXES GET DONE AND YOU CAN CUT YOURSELF FREE:hug:

annie175
04-08-2013, 08:53 AM
Monday morning blehs!

On a good note...9 days till Ho day and 11 days till Destin, Florida...FYI while I am thinking about it...I will not have access to internet while on vacation and even if I did, I am sure to be busy..wink wink...haha

It was too windy and not as warm as I would have liked on Saturday, needless to say I didn't get anything accomplished. Sunday got up with tummy issues, bowel issues, headache and just didn't have any energy...however, we did make it over to Cs house for a couple of hours of work. Got the outside door and the door from the laundy room to garage painted, back porch cleaned up, swept and trash thrown away from the brat, also swept off front porch. I dread going over there any more seems like a new issue arises. Yesterday the water heater had been leaking and made a complete mess of things...yes folks, now we have to pay for new central air and a water heater. BRIGHT SIDE...it was only water and my son is a plumber. We buy/he installs for free. After my doc appt this afternoon I am going to take the shop vac over and suck up the water from the carpet before it starts to mold/stink. C was so upset, he said Let's just sale the d*mn thing...my thoughts exactly however we will still have to fix the probs. He was just upset but now over it.

MELLIE...I am glad you and SHADDIE got to chat, seems like you have been trying to hook up for months and kept missing each other. Your weekend sounded like it was not to eventful...yeah.

HAPPY...I know when I had that kidney stone about 8 mos after bariatric surgery, I thought my insides were sprining apart. hahaha..at the time it wasn't funny and I was freaking out. Tell DH just to take it easy and no reason to spring out of bed so fast and harm is junk. Unless of course he is chasing you. lol. C and I started 3rd season of DA. We watched two parts of the first disc last night. That dang show is addicting.

CEEG...I think C and I are considering a new vehicle purchase. Either..drum roll....a RAV4 or another Camry. We are leaning toward the RAV4, but it is hard to give up the great mileage of the Camry, won't probably do that till May or June.

CHELLE...keep on trucking, you will find that job you need to make it to CA. Fingers crossed and goodluck on the studying.

SHADDIE...the last few weeks of your sentence then back home you go...got anything in mind or are you going to take a bit of a break?

LAURA...you busy little beaver..always doing something fun. Saw the kettleballs in our fitness center and ran like crazy, looks scary to me. lol Good for you on the exercising.

Better get busy, leaving at 2 today for the annual pap. She is going to crap when she sees how much weight I have gained. Mooooooooooo..

loves

annie175
04-08-2013, 11:01 AM
HAPPY...how are your feet feeling of late?

Laura705
04-08-2013, 11:02 AM
Morning all. Rainy this morning, but it's not snow and the temps are mild, so I'm happy.

Annie - Sorry you didn't get anything done in the yard this past weekend and that you didn't feel that great on Sunday. But you amaze me because you still worked on C's house! And now that I know you know how to paint a door, how about coming up here and painting ours?? :D It needs it... Sorry probs keep popping up w/ C's house - I'm sure it's thoroughly annoying to have to put $$ into a house that isn't even wanted anymore. Wedding (and honeymoon!) countdown has begun!! :) :) Hope the doc appt goes well today.

Mel - Glad things quieted down around the bldg after the leaky sinks. Good for you getting some paper sorting/shredding done. I didn't do any of that this weekend. :o I think I'll take care of a few more files tonight just to keep the project going. RE the kettlebells, Happy mentioned it's like swinging a bowling ball around and yes, 8 pounds is heavy, and the 10 pounds was really heavy. I looked at the class description again and nowhere did it say this was an advanced class, so yes, they should have lighter ones! The instructor/trainer said he had a lighter one at home - hope he brings that next Sunday!! :wl: Re the tummy, the chicken schnitzel was, of course, breaded and deep-fried, but it was really greasy tasting and I ate very little - really surprised that small amount caused problems, but I should know better. I eat that kind of stuff very infrequently,thank goodness.

Michelle - Sounds like you were busy getting yourself where you want to be! You're so focused - you're doing great! Sorry your roomie's dog is not well. :(Hope the vet fixes him up.

Ceejay - Glad you had a nice trip to P. Surprisingly, I wasn't sore from Friday's class, which was called Total Body Challenge. I'm very sore from yesterday's Kettlebell class - NOT surprising at all. I forgot to take an aleve or some ibuprofen this morning, duh. :doh: I'll see what I have with me in my purse. I never thought of how docs might be more gentle or less gentle when rooting around one's insides...:sp:

Shad - How was your flight?? Countdown is on for your finish to this assignment!! :carrot: I say try to finish Wed. so you're not there on your b-day! :yes: Re that mom of one of the biggest losers - sounds like a major enabler. Not that it's all on her, but it sure doesn't help. If my math is right, 242kg is 532 pounds!!! Extreme circumstances to get to that size. The difficulties of doing anything physical when you get to be at or near that size have got to be a major motivator for most folks, wouldn't you think??

Happy - What kind of tea did you make?? I'm always on the lookout for something tasty. I just assumed you'd drink pinky out, isn't that only proper, LOL. :lol: The shower yesterday after class felt divine, but today I'm ready to get my friend D to take me to her fancy gym so I can use the jacuzzi, haha. I drank a good amount of water yesterday, need to try and guzzle a lot today. Oh, the instructor hasn't shown any Jillian tendencies yet. Hope it stays that way. :crossed:

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Bf and I went to lunch yesterday afternoon, then to TJ's for some groceries. This was a different location than we usually go to and Mel, I noticed they had the prepared foods...noticed a beef pot pie in passing, but I resisted looking any more closely - too tempting!! After that I popped in to the nearby Talbot's outlet store while bf waited in the car. I only found one pair of slacks to try on and I didn't care for the style once I had them on. I have to get the pair I bought from the thrift store laundered so I can wear those. Feeling silly again this morning wearing yet another pair of my slacks cinched around the waist with a belt, excess fabric unflatteringly bunched up.

Nothing planned for tonight except getting a few more files purged and relabeled and I guess a load of laundry. Stairs are difficult when my quads are so sore, but it's better to keep moving anyway.

Okay, back to Mt. E-mail.

diyana
04-08-2013, 01:36 PM
Quick post...sorry no time for personals....

Roommate's dog is very ill...and short of a risky $2000+ surgery (which my roommate can't afford), there's nothing the vet can do. He's not suffering, so my roommate is just going to love the dog, and do what the vet suggests (like keep him calm, etc.) and make whatever time he has left very happy. He's a 12+ year old Golden Retriever...so he's definitely old for his breed. Very sad because he is such a sweet dog.

After work for me today is more online classes, and a hypnosis workshop. I wish I could comprehend the online classes at a faster rate than I am. Hopefully, I'll have the "aha" moment soon when it will all make sense.

Gotta run.

Much love to all,

happy2bme
04-08-2013, 01:41 PM
Hi ladies,

Typing at you over the sounds of DH yelling loudly on the phone at the presciption insurance people. They are blaming the local pharmacy. When all was said and done and we figured out the details, yes it is indeed Walgreens problem (local pharmacy). They have a bunch of dunderheads working there as we have had issues with them ever since we moved in here so we will be switching to another pharmacy = there are 3 others in town we can use. I swear they are all trying to kill us.

Last night I got supper finished, cleaned the dishes, did 2 loads of laundry washed, dried, folded and put away (I am the scullery maid ;) ) and was looking forward to watching the last 2 episodes of season 3 of Downton Abbey. Got DH settled into bed, myself settled by the computer and popped in the last disc. It did not sound right and wouldn't load. I pulled it out and it has a giant crack from the inner circle extending 2/3 of the way through the disc. :cry: I really don't want to have to wait a couple of weeks to get another set from the library system so since it was only 2 episodes I purchased them from Itunes. Took an hour to download them. As they were downloading I found that I not only could have gotten them cheaper from Amazon.com but I could have viewed them immmediately on my computer or downstairs on the television. I have found too that Amazon is cheaper for purchasing music also. I was able to watch episode 8 but after that it was too late to watch the 90 minute Christmas special so I will save that for today. It was pouring cats and dogs last night - the sound of the rain upstairs on the roof was rather nice to listen to.

Went to bed too late, slept in too late. Today will be a bit off sorts. I need to go into town and pick up my pomegranate seeds which hopefully came in to the produce department. And then I have my studies to work on.

Laura - I noticed my teacup handle is the same as the handles in Downton Abbey props - perhaps it is the same supplier as I believe my cup was English china also. The other night I had Sleepytime tea - a mint infused tea. My all time favorite is the very expensive Jasmine Pearls which I am hoarding about 3 spoons full from an online shop called Special Teas which was bought out by the outrageously expensive Teavana. I also have a bottle of Aveda's Comfort tea - a Christmas gift splurge - it's got licorice root in it and is the only one I can drink sans any sweetener. Not much help to you I'm sorry if you are looking for something interesting. I have an entire tub of teas that I am forcing myself to use up - most of which sounded much better than they tasted. I do hope you can get to use a jacuzzi today - will certainly help with the tight muscles. And it would be nice if they had 3 or 5 pound kettlebells for you to start with. I saw some on clearance at Menards when we were there last (yes I too wonder what a home improvement store was doing with kettlebells???? ). Good price but one has to be mindful of good intentions on new projects without the very necessary follow thru ;) I think you will like it - is this a regular class or specific sessions or just something to try on a punch on your workout card?

Ceejay - be careful, I see that bad weather is headed for your area mid week. Spring tornado season has begun although I am jealous to see temps in the 70s by you.

Annie - my foot is doing well, thanks for asking. I haven't had to walk much tho and I do have some shoes that are still uncomfortable. Your prompt reminded me that I do have to call the podiatrist - my orthotics came in when we were away and I must make an appointment. That is SUCH a bummer that you have to replace the hot water heater AND the air conditioner at C's place. I'm sure you don't need the extra expense. Sure do hope you won't let this setback put a pall on your wedding or vacation happiness. How exciting about a new car. I'd go with the Rav4 myself, particularly if your other car is a sedan, only because you can tow (C's new boat ;) ), haul stuff from the home improvement store, drives well in winter weather, and they have improved the gas mileage to that near of a car and certainly better than my old 4Runner. Camry's are good cars too.

Mel - I think DH is getting ants in his pants. Been home doing nothing for too long and like me, he has used up his limit of tolerance on being sick. It's gloomy, rainy and muddy outside so I don't know what to do to get him out and about. I think we could both use a good walk :lol: Thank you for your tips. It is nice to be able to multitask - just make sure you don't shred your fingers as you are watching Upstairs Downstairs :lol:

Michelle - no worries on being away. I can only imagine the undertaking trying to get up to speed on the programming. One of these "the more you know the more you find out you need to know" things. Enough to make you dizzy. Hope the roommate's pup will be alright. That had to be scary. As for the taxes, the ex can only procrastinate one more week but how frustrating when you have done your part. :mad: Will you be getting a bit of a refund then?

Shad - so DS2 and GF are land barons :lol: It's good that they are thinking ahead, I think in today's economy you have to think out of the box and if they can take advantage of a down housing market, good for them. Enjoy your last weeks in Darwin (she says tongue in cheek). Bet you can't wait to finish that up. Nothing in the works yet with your friend's idea for the training classes? Hope you can wrap up a bit early and be able to spend your birthday at home.

Well I just realized it's trash day. We haul the trash bin to the curb Monday night for very early AM trash pick up on Tuesday. We were not going to be home last week to haul the empty bin back so we will have 2 weeks of trash today. Fortunately we didn't make much and should be able to get all of it into the bin which I need to slog down the driveway to the street. It is very wet and very muddy out there so good luck with that one Happy. I'd better get a move on here. Later chicks.

Oh and I was sad to see that Margaret Thatcher and Annette Funnicello have both passed away. Both had health issues but made their mark on society. Rest in peace ladies.

happy2bme
04-08-2013, 01:45 PM
I'm sorry about your roommate's dog Michelle. That has to be soooo hard. What a lovely and loving breed that is. My heart goes out for her.

Good luck with the studying. Hard to mush more into a head already full of stuff, I tell yah ;) Wish we could get by on our current merits.

ceejay52
04-08-2013, 02:24 PM
Annie
I'm not prejudice but the Rav4 would be better for C. to haul his boat. Think you like sitting up higher too. When it rains it's pours as the old saying goes. Good thing your son is a plumber for the installation of the new hot water heater. Will you have to replace the whole a.c. unit?

Mel
Good that you had a quiet day. We all deserve them. Yes this does mean that I'm planning another try to go visit with my sis. She told me that she wouldn't be in school the month of May. I have one friend that will go with me maybe two.

Happy
the crack in your rented DVD is the reason I don't like to rent or borrow them. I had to pay for one of them that way. I'm glad you commented on which pharmacy you were dealing with. I was thinking about switching to our new W. pharmacy. But think I'll stick it out with good ole Walmart. I can go there after work if I need to. They are open till 9 p.m. The W. pharmacy closes at 7 p.m. You just reminded me that I have some mint tea that I need to use. How is you courses coming along.

Laura, Shad and Michelle :wave:

MELODY525
04-09-2013, 07:56 AM
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SOME BIRDIES TO KEEP HAPPY'S BIRD COMPANY TODAY!

GOOD MORNING LADIES OF THE WORLD :coffee:

I SEEM TO GE GETTING A LOT OF NOTHING DONE.
I DID SORT OUT ONE BAQG OF CLOTHES FOR THE SUMMER.
THEN PUT SOME REALLY HEAVY CLOTHES INTO IT.
BACK INTO THE CLOSET IT WENT.
IT'S SURE TO SNOW HERE LIKE A BANSHEE NOW:rofl:
I FEEL SORRY FOR THOSE IN THE PLAINS WHERE THEY SAY UP TO 18" CAN FALL:yikes:
NOTHING ELSE IS NEW HERE.
I AM NOT MOTIVATED TO GO DOWNSTAIRS TODAY.
MAYBE IT'S THE CLOUDS.
I HAVE PLENTY TO DO UP HERE ANYWAY.
HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:




CEEJAY....HOPE YOU DO HAVE SOME COMPANY FOR THE TRIP.
THAT WOULD BE NICE. I AM SURE SIS WOULD LOIVE TO SEE YOU.
LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO MISS THESE OPPORTUNITIES TO BE TOGETHER:hug:



ANNIE.....I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE HOUSE MESS.
IS IT WORTH SELLING OR BETTER RENTING FOR AN INCOME?
NOT SURE HOW THE HOUSE MARKET IS OVER THERE.
I WOUDLN'T EXPECT YOU TO POST FROM FLORIDA...WINK...WINK...BACK!




HAPPY.....POOR DH AND THE PHONE. WHAT A MESS.
BETWEEN CHANGES AND THE PHARMACIES, IT'S TURNED INTO A NIGHTMARE.
TELL HIM TO REMAIN CALM AT ALL COSTS!!:yoga:
GIVE DH A JIGSAW PUZZLE TO DO.
CAN HE RIDE IN A CAR????
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE DISC. I SAW AMAZON IS CHEAP & INSTANT.
ALSO SAY THAT OUR CABLE COMPANY IS HOOKING UP WITH NETFLIX.
THEY ARE PROMOTING EACH OTHER WHICH I FIND ODD.
MUST BE MONEY BEHIND IT ALL....ALWAYS IS.
GLAD YOU'RE ENJOYING THE DA SERIES.
WHEN I WAS SHREDDING AND CLEANING OUT THE SHREDDER....
I THOUGHT...MEL, UNPLUG IT WHEN YOU EMPTY IT!!:tantrum:
I HAD A FLEETING VISION OF STUMPY FINGERS!!!




MICHELLE...SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE JOB AND YOUR CLASSES.
HOPE YOU DO GET THE AHA MO,MENT AND SOON. GOOD LUCK.

ceejay52
04-09-2013, 09:05 AM
Morning
Nothing new to report. It sure is hard to get used to this new drug that the doctor gave me. But it seems to be working.

Hope all is well with all the chicks.

Laura705
04-09-2013, 11:00 AM
Morning all.

Ceejay - Glad the new med is working.

Mel - Yeh, I'm getting a lot of nothing done too. I did my fed taxes Saturday and promptly forgot about doing the state filing. :doh: And I intended to do it after work last night and forgot again. I did a load of laundry and that was about it.

Happy - Sorry the dvd from the library was damaged! I have encountered, infrequently thank goodness, dvds that sometimes stop at some point and I have to figure out how to get past the problem spot. What a PITA! All your teas sound like they are herbal, not black, which is the kind I like. Too funny that you saw kettlebells at Menard's! But it's that kind of store - home improvement but you'll also find socks, candy, bbq sauce, dog food, etc. We generally avoid it because it's really hard to find stuff there, and finding help is even more difficult. I hope the new pharmacy works out.

Michelle - So sorry to hear that the roomie's dog is so ill. Very sad.

Hellos to the rest of you! :wave:
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Nothing much to report. Still very sore today. WW w-i day and I have, for the 3rd week running, forgotten my w-i record at home. I was keeping it in the folder with all the materials and that got bulky, so I didn't want to carry it around with me in my backpack, so I brought it home and keep forgetting to at least take the w-i record and put it in my purse or backpack. :doh: Hoping for a loss today of course, but my muscle soreness might be causing some fluid retention. We'll see. I'll report the results after the meeting.

Going to see the movie "The Call" tonight. It stars Halle Berry as a 911 operator. I think it's gotten mediocre reviews, but I'm in the mood to get out of the house.

I'm just past the halfway point of the book club book "Defending Jacob". It's revealed some disturbing stuff, and I'm hoping the story gets better. Right now I just find it depressing. Seems like we have more than our share of "disturbing" book club books. I might have to finally host another book club soon just to get a chance to pick a more upbeat book. I haven't done it in a while, so I really should anyway.

TTFN.

happy2bme
04-09-2013, 11:07 AM
Good morning kids,

Gee rather quiet in here this morning. You must all be busy bees at work and such. It's another gray and gloomy day today and will be so for the next 10 according to the forecast. I am starting to get buggy here between no sun and being housebound. DH and I have some short errands to run today - not sure if he will make it through all of them, may have to drop him off and go back out again. We also have a few little things planned like seeing a blues music performance on Saturday at the local theater so there is something to look forward to.

I finished the last of season 3 of Downton Abbey last night. I suppose the good thing about buying the last 2 episodes is that I can refresh my memory with the last episode prior to it starting back up again in September. Although it looks as if the story line is going to bolt off in a totally different direction. You're right Annie, it is addicting :lol:

Mel, your card came in the mail yesterday DH sends his sincere thanks. I think he was really touched. :hug: He had a big smile on his face. I was going to comment on the pretty bird picture. I went to feed the hogs yesterday and the feeder was just filled with chickadees and goldfinches and nuthatches flying too and fro. Brrrrrr, brrrrrrrrr, brrrrrrr - you can hear the sounds of their little wings flying back and forth. I stood in the yard for a minute and the air is just filled with all sorts of sounds. DH got excited because our grouse (partridge) seems to have found himself/herself a partner or friend and there were 2 feeding yesterday. It's funny - we aren't doing much of anything special but yet the day is flying by quickly anyway. Better be careful putting away the heavy winter clothes, nothing will bring back a round of cold and winter faster than trading out the wardrobe :rofl:

Ceejay - are you having some side effects with the new medication? I think your advice about the Rav4 is solid, I especially like sitting up higher, particularly in the city driving. We will probably be switching to Walmart's pharmacy also although I think they are very busy and it will be a wait there. We have had problems with the Walgreens here and in Tennessee. I tried to apply for a part time job here and their corporate website could not find the store here in town. It insisted the closest one was an hour away even though there was a sign posted at the pharmacy that they were looking for help. The weekly ad showed up online for our store with no trouble. :dizzy: I emailed their webmaster and they responded back and said they found nothing wrong at corporate and that I should notify the store manager. :?: :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy: I miss the Target pharmacy back in TN. We used them all the time we were out there and their pharmacists were the best ever. They just kept switching them around alot although they all seemed terribly overworked.

I'd better get off the computer and get ready, DH is about to leave for his blood test and I need to be ready when he comes back so we can run our errands. Then when I come back I need to buckle down on the schoolwork which I have been neglecting :o

Have a good day all.

happy2bme
04-09-2013, 11:15 AM
Hi Laura,

Over my head again :lol: I'll say it sounds like you need something fun and cheery for the book club - there have been some dark subjects lately. I have found that I often need to clean the cds from the library, but in this case there is a giant crack in the cd. It's not obvious from the top side because there apparently is a paperlike label covering the disc but it's badly damaged on the underside where the disc is read. I hope they are not going to charge me for this, it appears someone was careless removing the disc from the sleeve and I already put out 6 bucks to buy the last 2 episodes online. Let us know how the movie was. Guess you are antsy to get out of the house too :lol: Yes, now that I think of it, I am more the lighter teas. The dark ones sometimes have too much caffeine which doesn't agree with me. I will have to ask my sister for some recommendations. She is a tea lover and I believe like you, she likes the black teas also. Good luck with weigh in today!

annie175
04-09-2013, 11:18 AM
Mornin Chicks...

It is a beautiful day in INDY...already 70 degrees and sunny, supposed to be chances of rain, but it sure doesn't look like it. Birds are singing loudly and there are airplane trails in the sky. Did I say beautiful outside, I mean gorgeous!

Doc appt went well yesterday, most of my labs were right on target. The only thing that needed attention was my thyroid. Yep, thank you momma, my thyroid is underactive. I start meds for that tomorrow. Levothyroxin, generic for Levoxyl, just a small dose to get me started. My BP was pretty good also.

Went to Cs house after the doc. Sucked up about 3.5 gallons of water from the carpet. Well I personally didn't suck it up, I used the suck part of the shampooer. It took me longer than I really wanted to spend over there, but now it is done and the carpet is drying out.

CEEG...glad to hear your meds are working. Yes we have to replace the entire AC unit. Bleh

MELLIE...when you sort out clothes you are supposed to get rid of some of them. I am hoping the snow is in the past and we go forward from here.

CHELLE...so sorry to hear about your roomies 4 legged furry friend. It is so hard to let go of pets.

HAPPY...Your DH sounds like a shaker and mover when he gets fed up with something. Good for him. I have had the best luck with scripts of all places, Marsh grocery store. They have a pretty good salad bar too!

LAURA...kudos for you on thrift shopping, I don't have the patience to fish around in stuff...drives me nuts actually. Goodluck on WI.

That about covers it for me. Might grill out tonight if the weather holds.

Love yas.

annie175
04-09-2013, 11:23 AM
Ah HA....LAURA AND HAPPY, sooning over the top of me today...

HAPPY...I thought DH was supposed to take it easy and rest til at least Friday, or did I just make that thought up in my mind? What is he out doing errands, probably stir crazy.

LAURA...good luck at WI today. I would cross my fingers but do you know how hard that is to do when you are typing? lol.

Later chickies.

annie175
04-09-2013, 12:58 PM
swooning not sooning

Laura705
04-09-2013, 04:16 PM
My WW weigh-in came in even with last week. No gain, no loss. Oh well, new week. I'll try harder.
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Happy - I sure hope you won't have to pay for the dvd damage - you didn't do it!! I'd love to hear (read) any black tea suggestions you get from your sis. :)

Annie - Glad the doc appt went well, but sorry you're on a thyroid med now. Bright side - it's a treatable problem! So do you own this carpet shampooer?? If so, what brand is it, how do you like it, would you buy it again??? Do you think a home carpet shampooing machine would be good to use on area rugs? I've been mulling the purchase of one for a long time now, but ultimately, I've never used one before and so I don't know how they would work on just area rugs (vs. wall-to-wall). We have a Hoover Floor Mate but I think it's only for hard surface floors and it never occured to me to even try it on a rug. As for thrift shopping...I like the little one by my house, but going into large ones like the GoodWill stores in our area are too overwhelming for me.

ceejay52
04-09-2013, 05:28 PM
Annie
Glad your lab work went well. That's what I take for my under active thyroid. So far the only side affects I'm having from the nerve med is being really groggy in the early morning but that soon wears off. I've been trying to take it earlier and going to bed earlier. And going to bed earlier could be a good thing. I wished I hadn't read all those inserts though. Kind of scary but the doctor knows what he is doing.

Laura
Reason your WW weigh in. How long does this program last at work?

Still nothing new. I'm trying my best not to over do things at work. I've always been a workaholic. And it's hard to let things goes for another day or to let some one else do it. BUT I'm trying.

Shad
04-09-2013, 08:12 PM
Morning all,
Trying to get this done before I forget to do it and go home and hug the couch. I hurt my knee and I can't do much exercise and I am feeling exceedingly grumpy and annoyed. The job is annoying me, they want me to stay on for another three months and clean up the mess in the Help desk - you know the theory - Hello, this is the No Help Desk - dumb blonde chick speaking - How may I not help you today???? The blonde will no doubt leave me all the things she has no knowledge of and that's a lot of things since she knows very little. I still have some time before M's training school lifts off - if it ever does and I can certainly use the money since most of my wages for the month will go on the Medical stuff in May (5 different appointments with 5 different doctors and practioners). I will be pulled, squished, smeared, squashed, poked, prodded and pinholed to within of my life, and I would imagine I will be horribly anti to live with for a while.

Ceejay - The problem with being a workaholic and with being a good one is that everyone dumps their junk on you. You get to be expert at cleaning up the cr*p.

Laura - at least it wasn't a gain. I'd take the -+0 over a gain anyday.

Annie - Glad to hear that the blood tests came back okay. Always makes you feel better. See you have put out a challenge on Facebook. Someone might pop your bubble before time. Hope not tho'. I'm not even commenting in case I give something away.

Happy - glad to hear that you are enjoying Downton Abbey. Apparently a lot of the cast are going to change during season 3 and 4. So I wonder what will happen next. I do hope they stop the program before it gets silly or sci fi or whatever.

Mel - Challenging fate with the clothes bags I think. You may need to get them all back out again shortly.

Michelle - hope the classes are coming along and you begin to understand what it is all about. Must admit, I never do too well in class - I am not a theory person. For me it is all about doing and understanding through seeing.

Anyway, that's about it for me. I am not sure what I am going to do for the rest of the day, but no doubt someone will see something that needs fixing.

Catch ya

MELODY525
04-10-2013, 07:24 AM
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GOOD MORNING EVERYONE.
QUICK POST. ONE OUT SICK AGAIN.
AND TODAY IS WASHDAY. DID 2 LOADS LAST NIGHT.
MAYBE THIS TIME I WILL CATCH UP:rofl:
NOTHING NEW HERE.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY :encore:




CEEJAY....HOPE THE NEW MEDS CONTINUE TO MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD.
HOW ARE THEY DOING WITH SLEEPING & WORK?:hug:
MODERATION ON THE JOB IS A HARD LESSON TO LEARN.
ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ARE SO DEDICATED TO YOURJOB.
I FOUND IT EXTREMEMLY DIFFICULT TO PULL BACK.
BUT TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF.


LAURA....GLAD THE WEIGHIN WAS THE SAME.
AT LEAST THERE WAS NO GAIN.
HOPE YOUR BODY FEELS BETTER AND THE SORENESS LEAVES:hug:



HAPPY...I AM GLAD DH WAS HAPPY.
HE WAS ON MY MIND SO MUCH FOR WEEKS NOW.
I THINK IT'S ALSO BECAUSE JEN & I WERE TOUCHED BY THE SIMILARITIES.
MEANING OUR PALPITATIONS. THEY CAN GET SCARY AT TIMES:lol3:
HOPE HE TAKES IT SLOWLY AND YOU BOTH ENJOY THE MUSIC OUTING.
TELL HIM TO CHILLAX AND PLAY HIS GUITAR!!!




ANNIE...OVER THE WEEKEND WE HAD VAPOR TRAILS FRON THE JETS TOO!
SORRY THERE WAS SO MUCH WATER. YIKES!
HOPE IT ALL DRIES OK AND NO MOLDING.
HAPPY TOM HEAR THE APPT WAS GOOD BUT GOOD LUCK WITH THE NEW MEDS:hug:




SHAD....THIS COMES AS NO SURPRISE TO ME THEM ASKING YOU TO STAY.
SOMEONE HAS TO CLEAN UP THAT FRASSING MESS. I KNEW IT.
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR KNEE...I HURT MINE LAST NIGHT.
WAS PUSHING A SHOPPING CART WITH CLOTHES TO THE LAUNDRY ROOM.
A GENT WALKED OUT IN FRONT OF ME.
I STOPPED SHORT AND MY CHAIR CRASHED RIGHT INTO THE CART...KNEE FIRST!!
I WANTED MY MOMMY:cry:
HOPE WE BOTH FEEL BETTER TODAY. WISHING YOU WELL ON THE NEW CONTRACT!!:hug:

annie175
04-10-2013, 08:03 AM
Good Morning Chicklets...

7 days till Ho-ville! Bah hahah

Curtis woke up laughing this morning over a dream he had. It was really funny, I was laughing too when he told me. Too long to tell but very funny.

Be back in a bit

annie175
04-10-2013, 08:37 AM
I am back....had to put out a fire...sheesh, not even 8:30 yet and already putting out fires..I feel like MELLIE..

Work is throwing me a SURPRISE wedding cake/gift party on Monday. Now how do I know, they all wanted to know if I would be here on Monday for a little cake or something...surprise...hahahahahhaha

MELLIE...happy laundry day...bleh. I have a load ready to go when I get home tonight, work clothes for both C and I. He wears a uniform, but still work clothes. I try not to have more than one load in the basket. Unless I get behind on the towels. Easy to do these days as I went through all my towels and turn some into rags.

SHADDIE...I guess if you stay 3 more months on the job that will be income, however will you have to move all your May appts? Can you stand 3 more months of h*ll?

CEEG....my momma was on thyroid (Synthroid) for the most part of her life. At least since she was about 35. She was on 7 grains whatever that means. I know now it goes my mcg. So I don't really know what 7 grains means other than I know it was a huge dose.

LAURA...I love the shampooer. It really belongs to Curtis, I got it in the deal..haha. It works fabulously. I do not remember what brand it is but will look at it when I go over there next, write it down and forward it to you. I believe you will like it. It is well worth the money and yes, I have done throw rugs, heavy ones, the lighter ones I just wash in the washer.

CHELLE...hope the on-line courses are helping. Sending smart vibes your way....

HAPPY...how is DH today? Still gotta think of a recipe to put together and name it The Ho.....ger.

Best get busy, may come and post later.

Loves.

annie175
04-10-2013, 10:52 AM
Shew weee is it windy out there. Stache' and I just walked a mile around the pond. Two days in a row. We jabbered the entire way and it only felt like we were out there 5 minutes, when actually it was like 25 minutes.

We have a new pub/bar/pizza place down the street where Uno's Pizza was it is called Oo Batz. Three of ordered the Hot Bacon Spinach Salad and I will be picking them up in bit. It is a huge salad for 6.49, which I think is pretty good. You should go on line and read their menu, so tasty.

oobatzrestaurant.com

That's it for now~

annie175
04-10-2013, 10:52 AM
of us ordered

Laura705
04-10-2013, 11:13 AM
Morning all. Raining cats and dogs here, with thunder and lightning to boot. :rain::rain: I got soaked from the knees down (wore one of my long coats today) on my walk from home to the train and then again on my walk from the train to the office.

I filed my state taxes after work, didn't take long at all, and now I'm all set and needn't worry about the looming 4/15 deadline.:bubbles:

Movie last night - "The Call" was entertaining and suspenseful enough, but the very, very end - last 3-5 minutes - was very lame. Halle Berry was "just okay" in it. Not a "must see" in the theater or on dvd, but it was decent enough.

Probably making homemade pizza tonight. :jeno: This time I'll split the dough into 4 pieces, freeze two for later, and make two individual pizzas - it'll be easier to handle than a big ne and bf and I can each top them as we please.
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Annie - Thanks for your opinion on the shampooer, and whenever you get a chance to report the brand, I'd appreciate it. Glad it'll do the job on our large area rugs. Yeh, our small throw rugs go in the laundromat machines.

Mel - Love the laundry day graphic! On a rainy, stormy day like today, it's nice to think about a sunny breezy day perfect for hanging laundry out on the line. :) Sorry about your knee injury - hope it feels better soon.

Shad - Another three months?? I guess the $$ will certainly be welcome...

Ceejay - Our WW@work is a 17-week program. I imagine if they have enough people to re-up after that, it will start again. With the healthcare insurance and expenses the company shells out, I'm sure they're more than willing to sponsor programs like this and encourage people to participate in them. It can't hurt.

Okay, before I'm interrupted anymore by this pesky work stuff, I'm gonna post. Gonna dig up my locker room passcode for the building fitness center so I can go use the hand dryer or blowdryer to dry my pant legs. Toodles!

annie175
04-10-2013, 11:30 AM
When I went to pick up the salads, I found a new place that made me think of HAPPY and LAURA....the Taiwan Tea Room...will have to give it a try soon.

happy2bme
04-10-2013, 12:28 PM
Good morning ladies,

Random thoughts from a crazed mind...

We are supposed to get bumped from that snowstorm in the plains. Start to snow about 3am and snow all through Friday. I hope not. So tired of the stuff. We are on the fringe of it so if it moves south a bit we might be spared.


As for your menu item Miss Annie - Ho...ger must at least be open faced and contain breast of something :rofl: A Tea Room, eh? There was a Russian Tea room in downtown Chicago that I always wanted to try but never did. Go live vicariously for us. How nice that someone is finally doing something nice for you - ie. the "Surprise" wedding shower. Hope it is lovely. I'm quite hungry right now so going to take a pass on looking at that restaurant menu but I'll bet it's good. Enjoy your salad. Good going on the walk around the pond. Enjoy the nice weather. Just a comment on the generic thyroid meds. I hope you will get a follow up test, perhaps you have no symptoms of low thyroid either. I have been on it for 20 years now. I insist on the name brand Synthroid which the insurance company does not want to pay so I have to pay almost all of the cost of it. However I was on the generic and was having problems with it. My doc said the generic is not regulated as tightly and some people are ultra sensitive to it and subtle changes can make a difference in how they feel. Good luck!

I see that some trash dude in Texas has patented the name Breasturant for his chain of sex sells restaurants - (those like Tilted Kilt or Hooters with scantily clad young girls pushing overpriced food). I still laugh at the episode of Undercover Boss where the wife of the CEO was talking about how they had CLASS at the TK. At the time she was wearing a cross on her neck - they are very religious - but she was also feeling up some new prototypes for push up bras that claimed to practically push the boobs to new heights up and into the customer's faces. I'm sure God was very pleased with her life's mission. :rolleyes: We are on the bullet train to the end of the world... Sodom and Gommorah all over again.

Laura - my sister said her favorite black tea is Bigelow's American Classic. Gee your WW at work plan runs long. All the ones I have been in were 10 weeks. I imagine that's quite a bundle of cash to put up front. I agree that it's a good idea to offer incentives to the employees for good health inititatives. I also agree (as a former smoker) that there should be penalties for unhealthy habits. And that includes obesity - you get a pass if you are actively enrolled in exercise and diet programs to address the issues but otherwise you pay more. Good idea on splitting the pizza dough - DH and I did that all the time when we made pizzas in TN since we like totally different ingredients. I'll bet you're glad the taxes are done with for another year. Whew... we sent our pound of flesh to the government before we left for the hospital last week. :lol:

Mel - chillax - :rofl: I love it! :D He's on the phone now yelling at the prescription insurance people again who will not release the authorization form to the pharmacy so he can get his meds. He's making ME nervous with his yelling. :rolleyes: Glad you got your laundry done, hope you didn't catch your fingers in the wringer :yikes: I remember Grandma had one of those in the basement, it always frightened me. I can still remember Mom using it washing clothes. How many shirt buttons died in the rolls of the wringer :lol: Owwww on the knee accident - I hope you are ok and it's not too banged up. That had to hurt! :hug:

Shad - sorry to hear about your knee. That's quite the bummer as you are a big walker and that had to put a dent in your plan. Doesn't sound as if you have a swimming pool you can use so that really puts a wrench in the exercise plan. 3 more months in Darwin :yikes: Oh my. Sounds like a wise thing to do if not your heart's desire simply to pay the bills off. Sorry to hear of that, hope you won't be needing extra money for tranquilizers or at least a few good glasses of wine to tide you over. And that raises a good point, will you have to arrange for some time off to work around your existing appointments?

Ceejay - I do understand how hard it is to change your very inner beliefs just to survive at work. It was something I struggled with more than anything but you have do what is best for your health and being on nerve medicine and ill effects on your health are too big a price to pay. You have to adapt.

It does remind me alot of the Lord in Downton Abbey. He struggled with how the world changed after World War I - all the old values and traditions were swept aside as the world got more "modern". And he had a hard time accepting change. I feel the very same way the last few years - not that I have a problem with change - I just feel we are headed in the WRONG direction.

Hello to Michelle, hope your studying is going well. I got a nice compliment on one of my writing assignments from the instructor the other day. This class sure is more fun than what you have to do. I wish you well, not sure I could do it. Why can't we take classes in arts and crafts instead ;)

DH offered to take me out for lunch so I'd better jump on it before he changes his mind. :D Have a good hump day all...

ceejay52
04-10-2013, 03:58 PM
Mel
Love the graphic today. Reminds me of my younger years. Mom was letting me roll the clothes through and yes rolled my fingers through too. Had bruised fingers for a while. That taught me.
Yes it is hard to cut back on some of the things I do at work.

Annie
Ah that's sweet of the gang at work to at least ask if you would be at work. But now you are suspicious to boot. I'm sure that you are correct though.

Laura
Wow a 17 week program is great.

Happy
The nerve med's are doing there job. I've needed them for a long, long, long time. This last issue at work is what broke the camels back. I just don't care any more. I'm trying to stay till I'm 65 but if another incident happens I'm out the door. My boss/friend wants me to stay until he retires. Then both our license will leave at the same time. The main reason that I'm staying for is my car payment and insurance.
That's an honor to have a good comment on one of your writing assignments.

Michelle
Are you still studying? Come up for a breather?

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Nothing new here. We're supposed to get rain this afternoon and tonight. Possible severe weather.

ceejay52
04-10-2013, 04:03 PM
Shad
Don't know why I keep forgetting you. Will you take the extra 3 months or do you need a breather at home?

Shad
04-11-2013, 04:08 AM
Somewhat less grumpy and annoyed today, but this knee is not going away in a hurry and I may yet have to take it to the quack (slang for dr) I don't think I have broken anything, but the clicking of bones and the sometimes lack of support is a bit of a worry. Yesterday I bought a kneebrace and that seems to have helped, but don't ask me to play zig zag running or do pirouettes please.

To answer the questions about the med stuff. Yes I am still taking the time off - it will be in the region of 3 weeks at home. Then I go back until the end of June where I am taking another 10 days off to go to NZ and celebrate with my sister, and I will catch up with M and his mob to see how the training school is going.

Mel - yeah, there are times when I could do with a mommy as well. Specially when I forget about the knee and try to pivot around - Need to keep a wall handy so I don't land on my nose.

Annie - 3 more months of cr*p. Well I guess I can dish it out as much as take it. They tried to make me lead the team. No, nada, nao, nyet, nein, non, iie, uun, iya, aniyo, Nee, naamik. I think you get the message. (isn't the internet wonderful - I found a site that tells me how to say no in 520 different languages. Now I just need to find out about WTF)
Not long to go now till you get hitched.

Laura - doncha just hate it when your pants are soaked and flap around your legs and drip into your shoes.

Happy - I do have a swimming pool in the complex. Just that the hours are not that great and there are stairs to negotiate to get there. I will however try that over the weekend.
Glad to hear you are enjoying your classes. Makes it much more motivational. Hope you can get to use the new knowledge in the future. Where did you go to for lunch??
Change is inevitable, but since we decided we HAVE to balance the books we have lost a lot of the versatility of the human race - ie, no incentives to increase production, create new and helpful gadgets, be inventive, and the more we have to reach out further to grasp the next dollar, the nastier we are going to be to our fellow neighbour also trying for the same dollar.
However maybe armageddon will come before we make all the animals extinct.

Gotta go. They turned the lights out in the office. Might be an indication to go home.

See ya

Ceejay - Meds working??? Does that mean you don't notice the stupidity around you any more?

annie175
04-11-2013, 07:49 AM
Good Morning my little chickadees....

I guess it stormed here like crazy last night with golfball size hail. I wouldn't know, of all nights, I could sleep and didn't hear a thing. The tornado sirens also went off. Who knew? Sassy didn't even budge in bed. As a matter of fact she was quite the bed hog, as small as she is she is a hog when she stretches that long body out.

Have to call my St. Louis BF looks like they had tornados through there along with northern Arkansas. Just talked with BF, it went north of them around the airport and towards the inner city. She said there was a car with a house roof on top of it with the satellite dish still attached to the roof.

LAURA...you had some storms yesterday also. You all ok up there?

SHADDIE...I am passing my good thought of the day baton off to you, now you are responsible for HAPPY eating ice cream! Hope things smooth out and all the dummies took their smart pills today.

CEEG...you only have a couple of years to go on the retirement, good for you...I really do not see and end of work in my plans.

HAPPY...hope all that snow bypasses you. DH is in no condition to do anything about it and NEITHER are you! Got it. I was talking to the pharmacist at the store and she said if you start with a generic it will usually do the job, but if you try switching it up, that is when it doesn't work so well. We will see, I go back in 6 weeks for a blood draw.

Hey CHELLE hope all is going well for you today!

Loves

diyana
04-11-2013, 08:11 AM
Good morning ladies -

another quick check in for me....I've been busy at work. I'm under pressure to complete my projects faster...so it's heads-down and focused for me. I'm doing a bit of studying after work...and I also tweaked my resume to be more of a website content manager and user interface designer/developer and less heavy duty programming. That way I know I'll be applying for jobs I'm already VERY qualified for, rather than jobs that are a stretch. Less rejection and less stress...and I'll grow into the more complex stuff when I'm settled in CA. And the best thing is I don't have to come down that much in requested salary. I'll still make enough to live on. :) Although I did see a job opportunity for a 6 month contract position in Hawaii and if I just knew 1 or 2 additional programming languages, I'd be a good fit. Sigh. It would be lovely to live and work in Hawaii...but at least in CA, I'll be close to family and my old friends. :)

Shad - So sorry to hear about your knee/leg pain. Did you tweak it while dodging and climbing over the mountains of b.s. at your workplace? :lol: Seriously, I hope the pain eases up soon.

Happy - So nice that you had a compliment on your writing assignment! I hope your DH is doing well.

Annie - How many days left? I'm so happy for you, sista!

Big hugs and much love to you all,

ceejay52
04-11-2013, 11:12 AM
We had a bumpy night last night. But so far all I know of is rain and thunder. I was like Annie and slept through it. Every thing looks green and even the oak trees have almost leafed out. Part of northern Arkansas was under a tornado warning last night. It's still dripping rain. I want to go to Blytheville to pick up my new mini Ipad, then go to Sears to order a part for my lawn mower if they have them in stock. May look at the lawn mowers while I'm there but I don't want to buy a new one at this time, unless they have a very small riding lawn mower. If I do get a new mower only me will be using it. And then go to the pharmacy for my refills.
Called my bff to let her know that I'm not going to lunch.
Woohoo I've lost 2 pounds this week. I know now what I have to do and I will continue.

Shad
Combined with the meds and my new personal goals yes I am over looking the idiots at work. Hope your knee feels better. I'm taking care of me.


Annie
Glad that you were safe from the storms.


Michelle
Wow a position in Hawaii would be fun.

happy2bme
04-11-2013, 12:07 PM
Morning ladies,

The snow is piling up outside. We are supposed to get 6 to 9 inches of the cold wet stuff. Ugh. It's pretty windy too - looks horrid out there. Thank goodness we don't have to go outside. If it's that gusty out there I'm not even going to shovel. Maybe if we can stay hunkered down until Sunday it will all melt without me lifting a finger :lol: Fat chance. :rolleyes: Geez I am so over snow already. Good thing is that we know it won't stay around for long.

We went out yesterday - lunch at just a local restaurant. DH had fried chicken and I had baked fish. It was good. I don't know what this place does to their vegetables but they are always so good. I love their carrots and yesterday's steamed broccoli was just delicious. It was nice to get out. Only trouble is that I had a mess of returns to the library. 4 books for DH, 2 for me, a copy of Downton Abbey and 6 music CDs. Since there was so much stuff I put it in a large grocery bag and returned it to the library. Checking my record online it seems there is one book of DH's not checked in. We looked all over the house, DH insists he had all 4 books on the table - and he's pretty good about putting them in the same place as he finishes reading them. Since he did take them to the hospital last week, I asked if it's possible that he missed one. He said no, the one still out was the very first one he read before we left the house. I did go to the library yesterday and saw that all 3 books he had (all by the same author) are grouped together on the shelf. I was thinking that perhaps the librarian got distracted as she was checking things in (it happens) and somehow the book got pushed off to the side. I will have to call the library and ask them to look around again. :(

Ceejay - somehow I didn't think you had enough lawn at your place to mow but then I remembered the issues you have had with your neighbors and their "help". :rolleyes: We had a small electric mower for the back yard in TN because the yard was cut up with the patio, pool, deck and landscaping. It worked nicely as long as you were mindful of the cord. Where would you store a riding mower? They seem small on the showroom floor until you get them home and then they grow 3 feet wide in either direction :lol: Congratulations on the pounds down this week! :carrot:

Michelle - I am naturally suspicious so I'd think the Hawaii contract job was a dangling carrot :s: I'm sure everyone would want that job - although you'd have to get premium pay to afford to live on the island. I noticed too that the web jobs seemed to be alot ALOT of under the covers programming work, rather than content development and management. Will the pay be better in SD? I would think it's more expensive to live there than in the cold midwest. Don't fret, you will be there before you know it. Just remember to "enjoy" :P your last days of cold and ice here. I will envy your beach living...

Annie - it's nice to hear that you finally slept through the night. And to sleep through a storm is even better. Is everything in place for the wedding? Thank you for passing the ice cream baton to Shad - I have been a good girl as promised. That makes sense about the generic thyroid meds if you start out with a low dose and start on the generics. At this point in my life I have no natural thyroid left so I can see when I might have an issue you did not. Hope all goes well with that - we all know that they never give you enough medication to actually help the issues :dizzy: I guess the thyroid is a very tricky bugger.

Shad - good heavens - you really did a number on the knee. :yikes: Did you twist it or something? Sounds like some of the tendons are injured too. A brace or athletic bandage will often help for support. Hope you feel better - that's a bothersome injury. Please let me know if you find 250 translations for WTF :rofl: :lol3: Too funny. I don't know if my classes will lead to anything other than keeping my brain exercised, but the teacher made a point in one of the last lessons - there are something like 25,000 monthly magazines published around the world and they all need people to write articles to fill the pages. One tends to think like a television show they have dedicated writers but it's not the case with magazines. We'll see where it goes. It is meeting my immediate objective and that's what matters. You make a good point about how we have transitioned from a farming industry to a manufacturing industry to a service one and now everyone just chases the almighty dollar whatever that may be. I just think in many ways we have lost our humanity and our soul. :(

Laura and Mel - you were not on when I started typing this but I imagine when I post, I will see your note(s). Will respond to your comments in a minute.

Have a good day all. It stopped snowing for 5 minutes and I got hopeful, but apparently it was just a break in the clouds. It's blowing and snowing again.

Laura705
04-11-2013, 12:26 PM
Morning all.

Ceejay - Way to go on the weight loss!! Wow, is it part of your lease that you're responsible for mowing? A new mower purchase is a big deal!!! Ouch re the fingers in the wringer washer - a painful memory!! The iPad sounds like fun. BF thinks we should get one for reading e-books and having handy when we sit around watching tv, etc. Given we already each have smart phones and we have a desktop computer and bf has a laptop, it seems like a frivolous purchase for us...if money were no object, it would be different of course! :D

Annie - We're fine here. I know that it was rather windy last night and then right around bedtime it started thundering and raining, but nothing woke me. Glad our car was in the garage if we did get hail, but the warning that came across the tv screen was that the severe storms were going to be to the south of us in Indiana. Soooo - were your vehicles in the garage?? Sure hope so!!! Your lunch yesterday sounds yummy. Let us know how that tea room is if/when you go! Goodonya for the walking!!

Michelle - Sorry they're cracking the whip at your job, we're gearing up for our busy time now and there's some of that going on here. Ah, an assignment in Hawaii sounds heavenly! Sure you can't pick up those two languages lickety split?? :lol:

Shad - Sorry your knee is still bothering you. :( Glad the brace is helping a bit. Do go see a doc if it's really not getting better. Well, three more months in Darwin then. Glad you've got some breaks in there to give you a chance to decompress. My wet drippy slacks were indeed very uncomfortable, so I did end up using the blowdryer in the fitness center locker room to dry them - much better.

Happy - Nice to get a compliment on your writing assignment. :) Have you caught up on your other assignments now that you've finished the DA dvds? :D How's dh doing? I hope his recovery is going smoothly and he got the !@#$% rx situation under control. I sure hope you don't get hit by the snowstorm - just too depressing to think of when it's close to mid-April! :tantrum: Re WW, now that I think about it, I think we were offered the option of either 10 weeks or 17 weeks. Of course the longer one was less expensive, and with the company covering 50% (IF I go to most of the meetings), I thought it was worth it to go with the 17 wk program. I'll have to seek out the Bigelow American Classic and give it a go. I also have almost all the spice ingredients purchased to try my own chai blend.

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Nothing much to report. We made our individual pizzas last night and they were much easier to handle than one larger pizza, but we did have to bake them separately. They turned out delish. Wer'e getting better at it! Next time I might try goat cheese on my 'za. And I want to tweak the sauce to add just a bit of sweetness to it.

That's about it for me. I still have some soreness, but it's pretty bearable today (finally). I'm trying to figure out what to do differently in class this Sunday to avoid being so sore again. I know I want to use a lighter weight, but I also think I'll need to ease up the intensity some other way too - there were a lot of squat-type movements and the repetition alone made it challenging. Nothing in the class description mentioned it being an advanced level class or "challenging", so I'm going to see what the instructor suggests, and not feel bad if I have to make my own modifications and/or take more frequent rests.

Almost lunch time, and I didn't bring my lunch today. Might run out for a salad, prolly a mcd's caesar w/ grilled chicken. Doesn't sound quite as tasty as a hot spinach-bacon salad....

TTFN!
:cofdate:

happy2bme
04-11-2013, 12:27 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that EZMONEY (Gary) has lost his battle with cancer. :cry: He was very active in the Christian Encouragers and General Chatter threads. He was a huge teaser and there were a few times we had some playful disagreements but that was his way. He was a very loving guy and had a great way with twisting words around. I especially laughed at him calling his son-in-laws "kidnappers" for stealing his daughters. He was a fun guy and will be missed. ♥ RIP Gary.

I have gotten to know a few people on this forum indirectly, it's funny how people you've never met can also become old friends. :hug:

happy2bme
04-11-2013, 12:39 PM
Aha - there's Laura. ;) I tend to agree with you about the iPAD. DH bought me a Kindle and I feel badly that I hardly ever use it or the iTOUCH either but it sure does seem like they are forcing us into a smartphone world. No use for that either in these here woods :^: DH seems to be doing fine. He is not so hypersensitive about every little twitch which is good. I think he finally believes he will be ok, tho I totally understand the fear of worrying that another shoe will drop. And yes, I am getting caught up with my schoolwork although I have to admit once course is rather challenging in both the assignments and the reference books she refers to in the course. Fortunately she will post snippets of text because many of the books are not to be found in our northwoods library system. And I wouldn't mind buying them but a few have had mixed reviews on Amazon so I am reluctant to shell out money for them. But the material is really, really good for someone who might one day be interested in writing professionally so all is not lost. While you are at McD's picking up a sandwich, can you check out those new wraps and report back? I'm sure they look good on the commercials but are probably calorie bombs. Glad you enjoyed your pizza too. There are lots of recipes for sauce on the internet, I'm sure you'll find something you like.

Talking about food has made me hungry. Best go find me some lunch too.

diyana
04-11-2013, 02:02 PM
super quick check in...

I'm also applying for jobs in the SF Bay area. I'd prefer to live in San Diego...but the SF Bay area would be okay too. There's more work in Silicon Valley (which is the south end of the SF Bay Area and where I lived before), and yes, the job market is picking up there. There's high demand, and lots of job seekers (from what I've heard). The pay is good, and the cost of living is high. The cost of living in the SF Bay area and San Diego is significantly higher than Wisconsin, though maybe not much more than Chicago or NY. The cost of living in the SF Bay is higher than San Diego...maybe because of a better job market...I'm not sure. The weather is MUCH nicer in San Diego. I'll likely be paying around $1,200+ for rent in the San Diego area (currently I pay $825) and maybe $1,500+ in Silicon Valley but as I said the salaries are higher. I should be able to manage in either location. There are cheaper rents...but since I have Santa, I'm looking for a cottage or very small single-family home to minimize disturbance to neighbors.

If I end up with a job in the SF Bay, I'll probably stay there for a couple years and eventually still try and move to San Diego...or at least to the Northern CA coast. I'm even allowing recruiters to submit me for positions in Seattle, which is a booming market, and at least it would get me a bit closer to family in CA.

First step...land a great job!! Preferably either a permanent position, contract to hire, or very long-term contract position.

hugs,

Laura705
04-11-2013, 02:09 PM
Happy - You snuck in on me! I got in late to post today. Sorry to hear it's snowing and blowing by you. We've got yet more rain today, but no downpours to get soaked in, thankfully. Sorry about the library mishap - I hope the book turns up somewhere - at home or in the library. We too have a "spot" for the library materials when they're ready to go back.

ceejay52
04-11-2013, 04:34 PM
What I thought was an ipad is really a tablet. oh well will have to get used to it.

Laura .
I really didn't need this but u know I do travel bit so I can check things out when I'm on the road. I still have a lot to learn.

annie175
04-11-2013, 05:40 PM
Hi Girlies....

CHELLE...I guess the end result is to land a job in the area which you wish to live. Then you can always find something you really want. Right?

HAPPY....I followed the Prayer Warriors group also....I really thought Gary would whip this cancer...truthfully I didn't see this coming....however he is where we would ultimately like to be...peace to him, prayers to Angie and family. Curtis caught enough for a fish fry....only I bake it with garlic, parmesan and a bit of butter, I invite you and DH to have dinner with us and spend a week or more even with us...we will make if fun...I am sure if you cannot get the library straightened out DH will...lol

CEEG...you are more versed than I with the whole tablet, kindle, whateva stuff..you go girl. Glad you made it through the nite with no major weather stuff.

LAURA....thank GOD the cars were in the garage...C parked in the drive cause his brother was in the way to pull in the garage. I went out and put his car in the garage, gut feeling...Don't you know when I did that last night, C said, really do not worry about it....I did it anyway and he just shook his head...I bet he is glad now!

Gotta get dinner going...love and hugs...have a great evening/day!

MELODY525
04-11-2013, 06:04 PM
Things Happened And I Had To Work.
Probably Tomorrow Also.
Will Catch Up With You Gals Another Day.
I Am Tired And The Bookkeepers Just Left.
Going To Eat, Wash And Crash Into Bed With A Book.
Have A Great Night.
Will Chat Tomorrow Hopefully.
Sweet Dreams All And Good Morning Sunshine!

diyana
04-11-2013, 06:32 PM
Annie - It would be wonderful if I'm able to get a great job where I want to live. Essentially, since I'm limited on time...I might take the first job that's a good fit as long as it's on the West Coast (Seattle, SF Bay Area, or San Diego)...although if it's just a contract job, it would have to be SF Bay Area or San Diego so I have a place I can live...since I wouldn't be comfortable signing a lease if I get hired on as a contract employee. I'm trying to remain open and flexible and just trust that I will be guided to the right job in the right place at the right time. :D Of course, I wish it were the "right now" time. :rofl:

annie175
04-12-2013, 08:34 AM
Good Morning Chicklets...

Funny story about lil man. When Samantha keeps her during the week and let's her out to go potty...Sassy comes in and Sam says...Good Girl Sue<---nickname for Sassy. Well, don't you know when Sassy came in lil man said before Sam could say anything...Goo Grl ue (ew). Too cute, probably a story only a Nanna could love....lol

Have an AWESOME Day all.

Love yas

ceejay52
04-12-2013, 09:03 AM
It's cold this morning but isn't that the way Spring is supposed to be warm then cold. Anyway saving on the electric bill.

Annie
I love cute things kiddo's do and say. That's the main reason I go to FB each day is to see what my nephew kids are up to. Our almost 3 year old is a mess.

Happy
I didn't realize that EZ money had cancer. He seemed to be a good man.

Mel
Don't work to hard this week.

Michelle
Sending you good vibes on finding the right job for you.

------
Was in a mood to clean out a closet yesterday and then got two boxes out of the shed. Getting more things out to Goodwill today. Part of that was pictures that I have no idea what to do with. These are pictures from when my oldest sister's grandchildren were babies.
When I went to Sears yesterday to look for a part for the lawn mower I found out that I'd purchased it in 2006. The Sears store in Jonesboro is bigger so I'm going to look there today for a part. If not guess I'll have to buy another one. Sure don't want to do that though with 2.5 to 3 years left.
It's time to get breakfast.

diyana
04-12-2013, 09:27 AM
TGIF!!! 'Nuff said! (for now at least)

Annie - That's an adorable story about lil man and Sassy Sue! :lol:

Ceejay - Good for you for all the cleaning and decluttering! I always believe in saving photographs, especially those of people, for those moments in time can never be replaced...put them in an album or scrapbook. I hope to go through some boxes and repack them (in prep for moving soon - I hope). :)

Much love and many hugs to all,

MELODY525
04-12-2013, 09:51 AM
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We're back to our rainy weather these last 2 days. That's fine with me.
The building was so quiet! No working for me today.
The usual achy weather problems and I feel sleepy too.
Knee is ok now. Just bruised.
Nothing new to report believe it or not. Just the SOS.
Hope you all have a great day and weekend:beach:




Annie....ho day is almost here!!
The spinach salad sounded great.
Glad you have a walking partner.
The idea of a Taiwan tea room sounded nice.
Hope your friends are still ok from any storms they had.
I had a good laugh at lil man and sassy...
good girl sue!! roflmao



Laura....I really hate to be wet in the rain. Brrrrr.
Your rain arrived yesterday :rofl:
Homemade pizza....yum!!
I must get Richie to try that. LOL
Hope your soreness is gone.
There must be a happy medium somewhere. LOL




Happy....those frassing storms are making everyone nuts.
I saw some pics on the TV. WOW!!
I fully agree with you about the world headed in the wrong direction.
I felt sorry for the DA father but his poor daughter. :cry:
Some days it feels like the entire workd has lost it's collective mind!
Hope DH gets to feeling more like himself every day:hug:
Glad the writing is going so well. Keep us posted.
Thank God our storms are rain and not your snow.
Sorry you're getting dumped on again.
I don't think I knew Ezmoney. Sorry to hear about his passing.
We recently lost someone on Provida too. Cowgirl.
She got caught inside her house when it went on fire.
So many people have come and gone on these websites.:cry:




Ceejay...my Gram ran her fingers thru the washer's rollers too!
I remember once she caught her whole hand in the ringer.
We had to go to the post office downstairs to get a man to help!!
Those were the good old days.
Enjoy the new tablet! Hope you like it.
Our storms are nuts also. Crazy weather.
I am tired of cold too. Keep warm!!
Congratulations on the weightloss!! Good job.





Shad...thank God I have the wheelchair!!
But my knee is fine now. just a bruise.
Sounds like you did a great injury to yours though!!
Get some help and let the quack have a look at it!
Sending a hug for the knee:hug:
You will be very busy from now until July!!! Enjoy!! LOL.





Michelle...keep plugging away.
We'll hold down the fort here till you get tine to say hello again.
Good luck with the new resume and job search.
I do hope you find something good and near the relatives.

Laura705
04-12-2013, 10:47 AM
Morning all. TGIF. The week dragged again. Not in the best of moods lately. A little bit of sun might help me. :sunny: I have meetings at 10 and 10:30, so I'll get ready for those. Back later, hopefully, to catch up on personals. :wave:

happy2bme
04-12-2013, 10:57 AM
Morning kids,

Another Friday rolls around the corner. Woke up to about 2 inches of snow. Better than the 5 to 9 they originally talked about but we are all so very tired of this stuff already. If it would do any good I'd pout like a 2 year old :rant: I'm going to have to find some decent rubber boots at the Farm and Fleet store. This stuff is going to be a honking muddy mess for a good long time when it finally decides to melt. DH might have to get a load of pebbles so we can smooth out the driveway.

Mel - gray rainy days not much better than snow. :( Sorry about your knee. Hope it feels better *ouch* How sad about Cowgirl. Don't think there is a worse way to die than a fire.

Michelle - I can understand your anxiousness to get out of here but try to be patient. Better to move for the right reasons than to bolt into something quickly and have it flop. It's good to hear that jobs are picking up on the west coast again. We looked into possibly relocating to SF in the mid 80's. Frightfully expensive out there. I remember our friends showing us some tiny stucco houses with a postage stamp lawn that were almost a million dollars. It's a pretty area, love the fog. To look at, probably not to drive in ;)

Ceejay - your mower is not that old, surely Sears can find you a part. I agree it's almost a waste of money to spend that much on a new one - especially a rider - if you only have a couple of years left. I know what you mean about pictures - I'd save a few of people I am very close to but otherwise I'd pitch them. My sister loves to get the annual holiday pictures of all the kids and rellies - not something I would save. Sorry people :shrug: My sister uses her husband's Ipad / tablet more than she uses the laptop although she said some websites like Pinterest don't work as well on the tablet. I think it would be nice for travelling as long as you have wi-fi to hook into.

Annie - yes that is a cute story but the moral is - be careful what you say because he is at that age of seeing everything, taking it back in and talking about it :rofl: Yes, one day we will get together - the boys can go fishing and we can take the dune buggy out on the trails. Or maybe we just sit on the deck and drink until they come home :cheers:

Good morning Miss Shad and Miss Laura :wave:

Better get a move on with the day. Later chicks.

annie175
04-12-2013, 01:43 PM
"The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle" (Sherwood Schwartz/George Wyle)
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
A tale of a fateful trip
That started with this tropic port
Aboard this tiny ship.
The mate was a mighty sailin' man,
The skipper brave and sure.
Five passengers set sail that day
For a three-hour tour, a three-hour tour.
The weather started getting rough,
The tiny ship was tossed,
If not for the courage of the fearless crew
The Minnow would be lost, the Minnow would be lost.
The ship set ground on the shore of this
Uncharted desert isle
With Gilligan,
The Skipper too,
The millionaire and his wife,
The movie star,
The Professor and Mary Ann,
Here on Gilligan's Isle!

Laura705
04-12-2013, 05:52 PM
Getting close now... the weekend! :carrot::dancer::hyper::goodvibes

Ceejay - I think a tablet makes a lot of sense for you, especially if you don't have a smart phone, and like you said - you're on the road regularly. Great job getting rid of stuff. :) The bins sitting in our front bedroom that have office stuff in them are really bugging me. My weekend goal is to empty at least one of them!!

Annie - Loved your li'l man story. Very cute. Wow, good thing you moved C's car into the garage the other night!!

Michelle - Great that you're willing to be so flexible in your relo plans. At least it gets you closer to where you want to be, even if it doesn't end up being right in San Diego.

Happy - When I bought my mcd's salad they enclosed a flyer for their new premium wraps, but I didn't pay much attention to it before I tossed it in the recycling bin. Honestly, I'm lucky I got out of there without succumbing to a filet-o-fish, a sundae, apple pie.... Well, at least it's not 5 inches. I used to have rubber boots - short ones, and they were good for the dog park and walking along the creek. At some point, one actually got a tear in it and that was that. I wouldn't mind having another pair of those. But not the tall ones - just don't care for them. I think all the women wearing them downtown look really silly. Can't wait for that trend to die. In the meantime I might invest in a pair of the kind LL Bean sells.

Mel - Ah yes, the good old days when Gram got her hand stuck in the ringer! :rofl: Yup get Richie to make the pizza dough, Jen to make the sauce, and you can provide toppings - team effort! :jeno:

Hellos to the rest of you lurkers! Have a great weekend!===
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Okay, no plans tonight. Well, I will finish the last 40 pages of the book club book. I didn't care for it. Sounds like a lot of people did...not sure why. Maybe it's got a fantastic twisty ending that makes it all worthwhile.

Tomorrow morning I'm going to a circuit class. Tomorrow night is book club, so I'm going to make a batch of brownies.

Sunday is kettlebell class #2. Hope to achieve that happy medium that Mel mentioned - one that won't leave me sore for four days afterwards!!! :D

Cheers!
:cheers:

MELODY525
04-13-2013, 08:04 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKLETTES

SUN IS SHINING AND SO AM I.
NOT SURE WHAT TO DO TODAY.
GUESS I SHOULD KEEP FILLING THESE CARTONS UP.
YESTERDAY WAS QUIET AND NOTHING IS NEW.
JEN FELL AND IS NURSING "BRUISED" INSIDES.
SHE JUST FEELS BANGED UP.
RICHIE BROUGHT HOME DINNER BUT I PASSED.
OH....FORGOT TO TELL YOU....
I TOLD JEN TO CANCEL THE NS FOOD AUTO-DELIVERIES.
I THINK THE SOY IS AFFECTING THE ROSACEA.
I WILL MISS THE CONVENIENCE FOR SURE.
AND THERE IS STILL TOO MUCH SUCRAL;OSE IN THERE.
THEY SAID THEY CUT BACK ON IT BUT MY TUMMY KNOWS IT'S THERE.
NOW I WILL SEE IF I CAN LOSE MORE WITH TJ.
OK....OFF TO BREAKFAST.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND EVERYONE :encore:




LAURA.....HOPE THE MEETINGS WENT WELL.
AHHHHH YES....THE GOOD OLD DAYS WHEN GRAM BLEW THE OVEN UP ON A REGULAR BASIS:rofl:
PLEASE TRY NOT TO KILL YOURSELF WITH THE KETTLE BALL.
THAT THING LOOKS DANGEROUS TO ME:lol3: :lol3:
ESPECIALLY WHEN I SEE JILLIAN ON THE BL WITH ONE IN HER HANDS!!
THAT WOMAN IS DANGEROUS ENOUGH ON HER OWN!!:yikes:
WHO COMES UP WITH THESE IDEAS??????
ENJOY THE CLUB & THE BROWNIES. SAVE ME ONE.




ANNIE.....IT'S SO FUNNY YOU POSTED GILLIGAN'S SONG.
I SING THAT A LOT HERE. IT'S VERY CHEERY TO ME.
BRINGS BACK FOND TV MEMORIES!!



HAPPY.....I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S STILL SNOWING OUT THERE!
DANG WOMAN....SEND SOME HERE....IT'S NICER TO LOOK AT.
HOPE YOU & DH DON'T GEEL TOO HOUSE BOUND.
TRY NOT TO HURT EACH OTHER NOW....BE GOOD KIDDIES.
PLAY NICE IN THE SANDBOX AND SHARE THE TOYS:hug:
I'LL BRING THE BIG VAC WE HAVE HERE FOR WHEN THE SENIORS FORGET TO TURN A FAUCET OFF:rofl:
BOOTS ARE A GREAT IDEA...HOW ABOUT SOME FLORAL WELLIES??
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diyana
04-13-2013, 09:37 AM
This morning when I let the dogs out at 6 am, it was snowing. And I thought to myself "Okay, this sucks, but at least it won't stick on the ground." The dogs and I went back to bed and got up again at 7:30, and sho' nuff, the snow was sticking on the ground!! :tantrum: Hopefully it will only be a dusting. I'm sure CA will have much better weather today. :beach:

I have a phone interview at 1 today for a job in San Diego, and another phone interview on Monday after work for a job in San Jose. I'm keeping both location options open since I have good friends and family support systems in both places.

My roommate and I got together with a friend yesterday for dinner, and she and I are going to a workshop together this evening. She and I are getting along great and it's really nice having her and her dog here. :)

Gotta run...I've got to get to the laundromat, library and grocery store.

Much love and many hugs,

annie175
04-13-2013, 09:38 AM
Happy Saturday...today is cleaning MY house day....already have two loads of laundry done, dishwasher emptied, and dusting is done. Now for the toitie room, kitchen and vacuuming. Miss Sassy gets a bath also. High today is 50 and cloudy. Tomorrow only working on Cs house till about 1 then home to cut the grass and move more dirt, maybe clean out the flower garden in front. Tomorrow is sunny and 70 so I want to take advantage of that. Also have to do some errands after I get the house cleaned today.

I was going to mention that my blood sugar came back perfect. I always worry about that as my grandmother, momma, daddy, and all 3 brothers have diabetes. They all obtained it at various ages after 35. Yikes!

MELLIE....I think we all do better with fresh garden stuff or fresh frozen stuff. I rarely buy canned veggies as they have so much salt in them. Bout then only thing I buy in a can is refried beans. Love the rubber boots. Funny I found some in a mark down basket at Walmart, they has 4 leaf clovers on them and said the fighting Notre Dame. I don't care what they say on them..they work..lol I grew up singing Gilligan's Island, Green Acres, Adam's Family, Brady Bunch and many others, actually what is really scary is I know all the words to them too! Now we know the rest of the story about me...

LAURA...good for you resting on Friday night, I did too, even went to bed at 7:30 with C, but I was up at 1 am, in the chair watching Golden Girls and Frasier. Sounds like you are getting some good exercising in this weekend. Yah! Sassy won't walkl on a leash, she just sits there a looks at me or fights it. Guess I have her spoiled by carrying her everywhere.

HAPPY...sorry about all the snow...I am sending some Indiana warm thoughts to melt that crap. I would love a ride though the trails and sitting on the deck drinking some tea or something good!!

SHADDIE...have you decided if you are going back or not to the **** hole?

CEEG....Goodwill with thank you for your contribution. Have you seen the Goodwill commercial about the lil black dress? Did you give them one.

Hello to all you lovely ladies...make it a great weekend.

Shad
04-13-2013, 09:46 AM
Swear I posted yesterday.
all gone however if I did. Not much to report and it is well past my bedtime. Took the knee to the Doc yesterday and he did his best to dislocate it while trying to see what had happened. Seems I have a severely strained medial ligament on the inside of the left leg. So I must exercise it with non load bearing exercises. Go swimming, he said. So I did. 20 lengths of the pool. Then I did some leg lifts and bends. There is a fair range of movement back now but he says it might take up to 4 weeks to get it right. If only it wouldn't give out on me halfway down a flight of stairs. I can cope with everything else. Tomorrow I will attempt to walk it around the usual circuit avoiding all the steps and stairs. That should be fun!!!! Followed by another swim. A friend tells me there is a jewellery exhibition on this weekend. I missed it on Friday night but thought I might go tonight or tomorrow. Huh? Closes early tonight and there is no opening times information for Sunday which pretty much sums up the Territory. Not open on Sunday.

Anyway, I am off to bed. I will catch you all tomorrow.

happy2bme
04-13-2013, 12:35 PM
Morning all,

It's gray and yuccky out there. Last night around 6 it started snowing these big fat flakes which did accumulate some. It's supposed to get near 40 degrees most of the days this week so I do hope that it will melt. I cleaned off part of the deck and the garage apron but it is wet and heavy so I am being lazy and hoping that since it's about 2 inches it will melt fast :lol: We did go out and feed the animals. The birds emptied the bird feeders completely. DH was hollering (inside the house) at the deer. He set a small handful of seed on top of a snowbank because his new fascination is the grouse. It started with one and like most animals here, it decided to bring a mate over to share the bounty. So he put a bit of seed on the snow for the grouse and lo and behold the deer sniffed it out and started helping itself to the grouse's pile. We do add a bit of sunflower seed as a treat to the corn pile and the deer who are very eager for some greenery to eat will take the seed as a consolation prize. I told DH (for the thousandth time) that you can't segregate the food for one animal over another. I'm hoping that the snow melts soon too - we are about out of corn and low on seed. Once the grass bares and the bugs come back, we'll stop feeding and they can feast on mother nature's bounty as they should. I will feed the birds as long as I can but once the bear wakes up, they are going to have to find their own stuff too. :(

I spent the better part of the last 2 days doing my coursework. It's fun but labor intensive. I did save the lessons so that I can refer to it later. I'm also itching to do some spring cleaning but class is on a time table here. I will probably take another class but I'm thinking I might skip the next session. I certainly will not take 2 classes at the same time again. DH and I are going to dinner and to see a blues musical group tonight. I'm not crazy about this style of music, doing it more for DH's benefit (I just KNOW he would not do the same for me and go to Green Bay to see Barry Manilow ;) ;) ;) :lol: - I guess this means I love him more :rofl: I did get a response regarding volunteering at the theater but it went to my spam box. Too late to volunteer tonight - free admission to the show as well as a soft drink and bag of popcorn for my troubles ;) I'll take a look around tonight and give it a bit more thought.

Thanks for the suggestion about the rubber boots. Some of them are really cute but it seems like they are so hard to get on and off. I can't bend and twist like I once did.

Shad - ouch ouch on the knee. You sure did a number on it. I have to agree that the worst part is that feeling like it will give out at any moment - and it can. Be careful of that. Sometimes having the support device will help a bit. Glad you got to do some swimming, I'm sure it doesn't feel as good as your typical workouts but 20 laps isn't anything to sneeze at missy. Not sure I'd try water jogging in your current condition either. Make sure you let it rest properly and don't make the injury worse by pushing it too much. So everything is closed on Sunday. Same in this part of town. Even the restaurants are closed on Sunday in the off season. Reminds me of when I was a little kid and everyone was given off for the Lord's day. And then commercialism took over :lol:

Annie - well you certainly have attacked the to-do list today. Good planning so that you can enjoy tomorrow's warmth outside. I will take any nice weather you can spare ;) So glad to hear your blood sugar numbers came back fine. With a family history, you have to be mindful even if everything else seems in order. About the only canned stuff I buy is beans for soup - chickpeas, black beans or great northerns - yes I can cook the hard ones but they take so long. I also have a can or two of green beans because I love them cooked up with fresh tomatoes, onions and bell peppers. I have tried it with fresh beans but for some reason, this side dish is comfort foods and I like it better with the texture of the canned beans. Go figure. :dizzy: Other than that it's fresh or frozen all the way for me. I can totally see you singing all the tv theme songs. :lol: I will have to get you the 101 tv theme songs CD as a wedding present. Then I will have to borrow it because it's the only CD that has the original version of Sesame Street on it (sunny day, chasin' the clouds away). I was already grown when Sesame Street came out but I loved that catchy song. That and the Banana Splits theme. Are you getting ready for the wedding? What's the plans? How's the weather looking in Florida? Hmmm, maybe not swimming weather but nice and sunny and in the 70's - bring a sweater for strolling on the beach at night.

Oh man, it's snowing again :( :( A fine, light snow - probably more snain (snow / rain) than snow. But still :tantrum:

Michelle - so now you are considering the LA area??? Ick -sorry for the editorial comment. I can totally understand the appeal of SF or SD but there isn't enough money to be had for me to go to LA. But it's not me, it's you after all. Glad you are getting along well with the roomie. I take it that her dog has recovered as best as it can. Enjoy your workshop tonight.

Mel - sorry to hear about Jen, hope she will be alright. Poor girl has no padding to protect her. I would certainly donate if I could... Also sorry to hear about the NS. Many of those plans use alot of soy as a protein source. Soy is not good for hypothyroid so it was never an option for me. I hope you can do well on TJs food - although I think they sneak in more of the tasty bits than NS. Guess it's back to cooking your own stuff too. Can't you qualify for some meals on wheels sort of nutritional plan? If I was out there I'd cook for all of us - Mom too - would probably do us all a bit of good. Those pretty pink boots are far too nice to muck in the mud. I'd just have to sit on the deck, put my feet up and look pretty ;) Will have to wait until DH gets better so he can go out and do all the work while I sit there and have tea. :rofl: How is your knee feeling? Ice packs all around for you and Jen.

Laura - not sure if you said your group was reading How to Be A Woman but I picked it up from the library the other day. Hated it. Read the first couple of chapters but I just thought it was gross. I can see where 20 somethings and fans of Chelsea Handler type of humor would like it. Can't see how they compare her to Tina Fey. Hopefully your circuit class today will stretch and pull things out in preparation for Sunday's next go with the kettlebells. Good luck with that - hope the trainer brings in a lighter set. I'd be so nervous that I'd forget I was holding on to the things and would let go and launch it in the air. :rofl: Since you like to ride your bike how do you feel about spin classes?

Ceejay are you on the road again this weekend or just staying in and figuring out the new tablet?

Think I'll go and make myself productive for a while. Annie has inspired me to clean ;)

diyana
04-13-2013, 02:03 PM
Annie - I just love all your energy! Good for you for being so productive this weekend! I'll bet you're so excited for your wedding and honeymoon! I'm so very happy for you, sista!

Shad - So sorry to hear about your knee. I hope you can manage the circuit and avoid stairs. Good on ya for swimming.

diyana
04-13-2013, 04:06 PM
Happy - I'm not considering LA. Admittedly, I've done a couple phone interviews for jobs there, but it's not top of my list. I'm focusing on the San Diego area and the San Jose area (also called Silicon Valley). I'm not sure I'd like to live in San Francisco as I really don't know anyone there. So when I say the SF Bay Area, I really mean the South SF Bay Area (which would be in and around San Jose, and other cities near there). LA doesn't hold a lot of appeal for me...but if it gets to be late June or July and I'm still living here in WI, then I'll be less choosey.

I do trust that the right job in the right location will be offered to me in the right time. I am just hoping and praying that it's an amazing job, in the San Diego area, and that I'll be moving early to mid-May 2013. :)

Our snow has melted!! Yay! I so wish were getting the warm Indy temps, but I'll be enjoying warmer temps soon when I'm living in CA. :) :beach:

My phone interview didn't go that well. It was for a job that was programming with a language I haven't used in YEARS. Oh well, it wasn't the right job...but the right job offer is just around the corner. :)

Time to work on my online portfolio.

Much love and many hugs,

happy2bme
04-13-2013, 04:30 PM
oops my bad. Been so long since I've been there that I forgot San Jose is part of the greater SF area. (Don't tell Linda T :o ) Whew... I sure didn't see you as an LA person - you're too real :lol:

Your comment about moving to warmer weather made me smile about something. Back in 2001 or so I worked with a sweet girl who relocated to Chicago from NYC for work when the moved the corporate office. Nicole came into town in the autumn and by October it started to snow. And snow. By December we had the snowiest December on record. Now being from NY Nicole was no stranger to winter but even this was alot of snow for her. She tried really hard to make a go of it here but she missed her boyfriend (later to be her husband) and was having a horrid time trying to make ends meet on an admin's salary - even with a roommate. In the end, love and loneliness won out and she returned back east in January. Darned if we didn't get a lick of snow after that - well barely - and NY had the snowiest January on record :rofl: We said that was proof positive that the snow followed Nicole and we called her the snow queen after that :queen: :lol: So... if you get to CA and take the cold with you, just sayin' we wouldn't mind ;) :lol: Sorry the interview didn't go so well but at least you are getting nibbles. Each one helps hone the interview process more.

The sun is shining AND it's snowing out here. :rolleyes:

Shad
04-14-2013, 03:03 AM
Afternoon all,

Sunday, blessed Sunday and this morning I got out for a walk. Didn't bother to try and run or to climb stairs. Did about 1.5k and everything went okay. I'm just waiting for the kids to get out of the pool and I will go down and try to get another 20 laps in. I've been sorting out the menu to try and get everything eaten before I go home for the Medical break. Should just about do it. Doubt that I will have to go shopping again. I'll just eat out the freezer and the pantry although there may be a need for some fresh veg at the end of the week.
Talking about fresh veg, the market was fairly cheap on Saturday but I wandered into the local supermarket today to get some stuff to make sushi for lunches and for a meal for tomorrow. Thought I might like some green beans - until I saw the price on the shelf. After that I went up and down the produce aisle and quite frankly, they are ripping people off. It is all very well to say that it costs to get stuff to far away Darwin but that is ridiculous. $4.95 for a pound of beans???? Whaddarya?

Anyway enough of that

Happy - wondered whether taking several classes at a time might prove too much. Maybe I won't retire, seems like everyone gets real busy about then. What with you and Ruthxxx I think I might work on.
Had to laugh at the DH hollering at the deer. Did they take any notice of him??? I think not.
Maybe the next class you take should be geography and city locations :rofl: :lol3:

Michelle - you seem to be getting plenty of nibbles on the jobs. Hope something comes up shortly which is more to your talents. My DS1 had similar trouble in the UK (no that is not in the States Happy) when he went to London. DS1 has a B.I.T degree with a broad spectrum of knowledge of all sorts of programming, system admin, etc. but not an in depth knowledge. IN NZ and Aus, we tend to learn bits of everything and have the ability to cross over into many areas. Over there they tend to specialise instead of spanning several areas so he found it hard to get work. He could have done many of the jobs he interviewed for standing on his head, but they wanted specifics. Anyway, it will all pan out eventually.

Annie - keep cleaning. If you carry on moving west with the broom, then turn south you will end up at my place - still sweeping.
Yes I am going back to the h*ll hole for a short period of time, only because there is not much else of interest out there and the training school is not yet a reality. Like Michelle, something will pop up eventually. I'm actually going upstairs to set up the help desk - or should that be the no help desk. Really, I can't fathom what they are doing up there, they surely are not providing help anyway. Not even the basic stuff.

Mel - should get Jen over here. She is banged up, so is my knee. We can sit in the pool and moan about our aches and pains together while Richie barbeques up a storm. He can have a swim after he has done the feast and cleaned up after himself.

Laura - Hope you have knocked yourself out with the kettle thingy. Glad to hear the pizza went down a treat. Love a good pizza.

Ceejay - A tablet or an I-pad??? You should get a fair amount of use out of that.

Okay - sounds like the kids are exiting the pool. I need to get into it although I must confess to not feeling tremendously enthusiastic - not because of the swimming bit, but because I hate it when I go down there and some one comes in after me. I like to be ALONE in the pool. I guess I don't share too well.

The photos are some I took this morning on my walk. The Chinese Temple is across the road from my apartment and the statue is one of the 8 immortals - the only woman - Benton. She brings the luck apparently. I have a miniature of her at home that I bought from the British Museum last time I went over with Chris.

MELODY525
04-14-2013, 07:39 AM
http://wtv-zone.com/emma/fall/gifs/winterhouse4.gif

MORNING CHICKS.
I THOUGHT WE WERE DONE WITH THE SNOW BUT OUR SISTERS KEEP GETTING BOMBARDED.
NOTHING NEW HERE AT ALL.
JUST DID SOME COOKING YESTERDAY AND SORTING.
RICHIE DID SOME SHOPPING. JEN LOUNGED AROUND.
IT'S COLD HERE AGAIN...FOR ME... SO I STAYED UPSTAIRS.
THE WASH CAN BEGIN AGAIN NEXT WEEK.
HAVE A GREAT DAY TODAY :encore:




SHAD....I HOPE THE SWIMMING KEEPS HELPING THE KNEE.
BET YOU WILL BE GLAD TO GET HOME AGAIN AND REST THAT KNEE.
PIRCES OF PRODUCE IS RIDICULOUS. WE BUY A LOT OF FROZEN.
IT'S CHEAPER AT TJ's STORE. I LOVE YOUR PICTURES.
MUST HAVE BEEN A GREAT WALK.
TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF WHEN YOU GO HOME:hug:
HOW IS THE JELP DESK DOING??? OR SHOULD I NOT ASK! :rofl:




MICHELLE...HOPE THE INTERVIEWS GO WELL.
TAKE YOUR TIME AND MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES.
I AM GLAD THE ROOMMATE WORKED OUT SO WELL FOR BOTH OF YOU.
JUST KEEP DREAMING OF SNOW-FREE CA!!




HAPPY....HOPE YOU GUYS HAD A GREAT TIME OUT WITH THE MUSIC.
JUST WHAT THE DR ORDERED...A GOOD TIME!!
I AGREE ON THE BOOTS.
THEY'RE FOR SHOWING NOT WORKING!
TEA ON THE PORCH SOUNDS LOVELY!
I GUESS MR BEAR CAN SLEEP ANOTHER WEEK OR SO.
EXPECIALLY IF IT KEEPS SNOWING!!!
MEALS ON WHEELS IS NOT GREAT IN MY AREA.
SOMETIMES THE FOOD THEY SERVE DOWNSTAIRS SMELLS "OUT OF DATE". YUCK!!
I REALLY DON'T KNOW HOW THE SENIORS AREN'T ALL SICK.
I'LL JUST KEEP GETTING HEAT & EAT STUFF FORM THE STORES.




ANNIE....HAVE YOU STOPPED YET FOR A BREATH OF AIR??
YOU HAD A LOT SCHEDULED FOR JUST ONE DAY.
IT MUST BE TIME TO TAKE A BREAK AND HAVE A SHORT REST:beach:
AFTER YOU'RE DONE WITH SHADDIE'S PLACE YOU CAN COME HERE.




:wave: HELLO TO CEEJAY & LAURA :wave:

ceejay52
04-14-2013, 09:36 AM
Hi all back from my very short trip to Jonesboro. Was going to pick up a peace of furniture. but they keep the lay-a-ways in a different location. I will pick it up in a couple of weeks. Came home yesterday and mowed the lawn. I'd bought a heavy duty cord and that helped. I was stiff afterwards though. But it was good for me to get outside in the sunshine and fresh air. So far the allergies are behaving.
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Happy
I would have gone with dh to hear the blues. I like all kinds of music. And I would have gone with you to hear Barry Manilow. Glad you didn't try to clear all that snow by yourself. You are taking two time consuming courses for sure.

Mel
Hope Jen is feeling better. Can't blame you for giving up on NS especially if it's causing problems.

Annie
I wish I had all your energy. I'm getting things uncluttered, but still have a way to go.

Michelle
I thought about a scrap book or photo album. But my sister and her family have the same pictures. That's another hard choice for me to do.

Shad
1.5 miles on a sore knee is excellent. It's like I told my sis I do what my body allows me to do.

Laura
One box at a time is a good goal for emptying those boxes. That's mainly what I'm doing a little at a time. but this week end I felt more accomplished. I had to get rid of some small appliances that was given to me as gifts which was hard but I've never used them and taking up space. I'm still not through but getting there. Even got rid of a couple of plastic containers in the shed. Now for the biggy, Mom's big box of stuff.

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I'm not in the mood to work this morning but that's okay too.

Laura705
04-14-2013, 01:23 PM
Morning all. Sun's out, so that's nice. Yesterday started off gloomy and we got a wee bit of snow flurries early, but then it quit, but it stayed chilly and windy, in the 40's here. Today's supposed to get to 70, that'll be nice.

Mel - Sorry the NS has got stuff that isn't working for you. Back to what you know doesn't bother you. Ouch re Jen's fall. Wish her a speedy recovery from me. :hug: Cute boots, but I just can't see myself in them. The kettlebells aren't dangerous, we're not doing anything crazy with them - some moves you switch the bell between hands, but that's about the fanciest move.

Michelle - Sorry the interview didn't go so well yesterday, but it's great that you're getting in so many of them - the odds of hitting on the right job are that much more increased. You've got a great positive atttitude going. I'm glad the roomie thing is working out - just what you needed at this point in time. :)

Annie - Busy weekend schedule for you as usual. Yeh, today would be a good idea to get out and do some yardwork. It'll have to be light for me as I my k'bell class has sapped some energy, and I have to save some for the dog walk. LOL re Sassy - no walking for her. Now I know why they actually sell doggy strollers!! The pup next door greeted bf and I with the usual puppy silliness and rowdiness when he was going out for a walk yesterday just as bf and I got back home from lunch, but once the actual walk began, he was walking very nicely - who knew??!! Anyway, I think my yardwork will consist of sprinkling Preen on the rest of the garden beds now that I bought some more. Countdown now...4 days, right??

Happy - I would agree that two classes would require a lot of time on your part, and I'd probably be skipping them during the nice weather. Hope the snow melts - enough already!! Did you enjoy the performance last night? I like live music, so I'd probably enjoy the blues, which I like. No, the instructor didn't bring a lighter weight, but I did alright. Never heard of the book you mentioned, and I don't know much about Chelsea H except she has a talk show of some sort?? But our next book club book will be something lighter, that was discussed last night...

Shad - Sorry you really banged up the knee. Glad you took a good walk without any problem, and I hope you got to get in a nice, solitary swim. Wow, is that expensive for produce! We eat our share of frozen, but try to limit the canned stuff to beans that we use for soups, chili, etc. Luckily we have a produce market in the area that has pretty decent prices. Thanks for the photos!

Ceejay - If we keep nibbling away at the boxes, bins and clutter, eventually noticeable progress will be made!! We can do it!! Bf has replaced the cord a couple times on our mower - just doesn't hold up to the repeated pulling over the years. I expect our mower will need to replaced in the near future. We've had it since we moved in 13 years ago.
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Oops, now it's not morning anymore. Took me a while to catch up on all your posts.

Yesterday I did a 4G class - Glutes, guns, guts, glory, whatever it stands for. It was good. There was a substitute instructor who I've had only when she fills in for the circuit class, and that really doesn't require them to exercise, just time the circuits and lead the warmup/cooldown. Anyway, she's a bit older and on the skinny side so I think I underestimated her, but she gave us a good challenging class. :)

I made two batches of brownies - one with pecans, and one "nutless" as bf called them. Tasty. Also did two loads of laundry and a dog walk. Tried to take a short nap before book club, but it didn't work.

Book club was alright, some good discussion about the book too, lol. However...I ate too much at book club, and the before and after eating that day wasn't all that good either. Oh well, one day isn't going to wreck my efforts.

I watched the rest of a MOTG episode, and then the next one before finally getting to bed.

I was up relatively early this morning, so I will probably start to fade early today, and I better get to bed early if I know what's good for me!! Kettlebell class was good - better warmup this morning, so hope that helps with soreness. Still very challenging for me, especially when we get to some very challenging plank moves in the 2nd half of class after I'm already very tired. Psychologically I also think moving to the mat has always meant easier exercises, but NOPE!!! Have to get that out of my head, yesterday's class was also challenging on the mat too!

Still, I do want to get something accomplished today, so it's time to get in the shower (yes, I took a rest post-class again) and get crackin' with perhaps another load of laundry, thaw something for dinner - perhaps something that can be grilled, get out in the yard and Preen :lol: walk doggy and who knows what else.

TTFN!! :sunny:

happy2bme
04-14-2013, 05:40 PM
Hi all, started this in the morning but then like Laura, somehow the day got away from me.

Last night we went to see a band at the Theater. They were decent enough, not a group I'd go see again but it was a nice evening out. We went to dinner at a local restaurant we frequent. I had baked haddock, DH had the fried fish fry. Both were really tasty and we got fifteen percent off our bill by showing our theater tickets (their way of supporting the arts). That was a nice surprise.

The theater runs on a shoestring budget and all the workers are volunteers. I was able to talk to one lady who was new to find out what the volunteers did. I can:

work the ticket booth taking money
be a ticket taker, hand out programs and make sure no one sneaks in
work the concession counter
make theater style popcorn (do we see a trend here???)
work the "wine bar" which involves pouring wine from a box (not bad I must say) into plastic glasses and chatting up the customers


I think I'd fit right in. Since we are going to another show next week and the week after we have plans, I might volunteer to be the wine-tender or whatever they need come May.

We didn't want to be late to the show so we went to the restaurant early and got served quickly so we had some time to kill ahead of time. Got to the theater 30 minutes before the show and picked out our good seats. Now this was once an old movie theater so think old theater seats. I was sitting on the end and the seat in the row in front of me was removed so I was able to stretch my legs out. My purse was on the floor next to my legs. DH was next to me of course. We were sitting and talking when a tall man came bounding up the aisle and said "hey lady watch your purse!". I started laughing as I knew there was no danger there but asked "why?" and smiled. He said because there are MUSICIANS up on stage. :rofl: Everyone grinned. We enjoyed the first half of the show - the one guitarist was really, really good. At the intermission I went to get us a drink and when I came back I noticed this greasy looking guy looking at me oddly. I immediately named him Squiggy from the character from the TV show Lavergne and Shirley. He looked like Squiggy's blond brother. Greased back hair, leather jacket and kind of goofy looking.

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I told DH to watch my purse when I got up to go for refreshments. As I came back and sat down he came very close to me and proceeded down the aisle to talk to some people. Then he came back again and gave me the stink eye. Don't know what was going on with that but eventually the second set started and we all settled down to watch the show.

It's snow like mad again out there. *sigh* Another storm made it's way here and we are just on the edge of the ice and snow. Ferocious blizzard out there. DH put out only 1 bucket of corn and the 3 amigas as we call them (Mom and her 1 and 2 year old kids) are out there eating it up. The snow is accumulating fast on their coats. Looks like we are going to get some ice up here in a couple of hours. I hope not. So done with winter.

Ceejay - did not know you liked a lot of music. We went on Beale street a couple of times over the summers but I hear it's not safe to be down there any more, even in the summer. That's a pain that you took a trip for nothing with the furniture. That's great to hear that your allergies are staying in check. Are you taking meds on a regular basis as a preventative?

Shad - holy geez that is highway robbery for the produce :yikes: I guess I'd be getting canned things. I take it there are not to many places to shop so that also keeps the prices high. As for the classes I didn't think there would be so much in the way of exercises. Also you have to think some things through and mull over an idea so it's not like you sit down and knock things out in an hour. I won't be taking 2 classes again. As for being busy, I suppose it would be no different for you when you retire. You are not one to sit in a chair and knit blankets so I'm thinking you'd have your fingers in many things also. Or would be travelling about. It's just nice (and I'm grateful) to be able to pick things that are of a modest cost and do what I WANT to do. Some things like volunteering - you are doing for free on your own time - so if things don't go the way that you like, there's no guilt in turning in your apron and walking away. And one certainly does not have to put up with the politics and silliness in the office which makes it all the more lovely. And I'm not wasting half my life sitting in boring meetings, listening to people pontificate their idiot concepts or being stressed out on the road in a commute. The only thing I miss is the money and I've come to find that I don't really even miss that - I am quite happy with what I have for the most part. As for the Help(less) desk, all I can say is that after 7 years of managing one, we were always the poor orphans. Like training, budget money always went to the other teams, we were expected to work miracles with precious little to work with and little to no training from the implementers. I wish the upper echelon would be more supportive of those providing support.

The snow is really piling up. This one is going to need to be shoveled. :mad: The trees are totally covered and it's building up on the deck and cement. I have 2 wine bottles out on the deck on the utility cart chilling nicely. A Riesling and another white they are billing as reminiscent of Angel Food cake. How many wine glasses shall I set out for you ladies? I'm sure I can come up with some nice appetizers too.

Mel - that is too bad about the food. I looked into Seattle Sutton's plan once in TN. Looked interesting but was frighteningly expensive. It's hard to avoid the soy in any of those plans. Can't blame you for sticking with TJs. At least you know it doesn't bother you. And save the washing for Monday - that's wash day anyway. :lol:

Annie - it is storming like the dickens down in FL this weekend. I hope it squeezes every drop out of it's system so that you have a bright and sunny holiday. I don't know if the weather we are having now is tracking north or drifting east over by you. Hope you are not planning on sandals for the wedding. Or at least have a pair of closed toe heels for plan B.

Michelle - hope you are enjoying some relaxing time today. Good luck on your interviews!

Talk to you later.

ceejay52
04-14-2013, 06:59 PM
Happy
I remember Squiggy. Maybe the guy was watching your purse. Yep, I love all kinds of music, jazz, blues, country, classical, some rock, mainly that of the 60's, 70's and 80 era. And of course Elvis then the Beatles. Sounds like those positions would be easy enough.

Shad
It's a tablet.

I'm really getting bored now. Still have an hour to go home. Have thd Golden Girls on in the back ground. This morning I watched rerun's of the Danny Thomas show. I laughed.
For some reason my screen has gone pink.

MELODY525
04-15-2013, 07:07 AM
Good Morning Chicks

Quick Post. Not Even Sure If I Said Anything About This.
I Was So Sick After It Happened I Tried To Put It Out Of My Mind.
I Had A Big Fight With The Wh.chair People On The Phone Friday.
They Tried To Shift The Blame On To Me For Not Calling Them.
But The Long And Short Of It Is The Paperwork Is Lost.
The Gent Is Coming Here & Bringing Paperwork Back
Along With My Long Lost Old Chair.
Remember That One.....went Out To Get Fixed And Never Returned.
I Love This Loaner They Lent Me So I Didn't Complain.
The Whole Thing Is Screwed Up & I Have To Go See The Dr.
Waiting To Call Him This Morning To Say I Have Papers In Hand.
The Owner & I Are Playing Let's Make A Deal As A Compromise For The Screwup.
So I Am Off To Get Dressed.
Hope We All Have A Great Day!!

diyana
04-15-2013, 08:13 AM
Good morning ladies!

My phone interview on Saturday didn't go well. I knew it was going to be difficult as it's been roughly 4 years since I've used the programming languages they wanted, so I'd forgotten a lot. I told the recruiter that I didn't think I was a good fit for the position, but he wanted to submit me anyway. :dunno: I'm sure this afternoon's interview will be much better.

I had a busy and fun weekend. Went to a workshop with my roommate on Saturday evening, and then went to church with her on Sunday and hung out with some of her friends after church. Good time was had by all. :)

On the way home, we stopped at the store and picked up groceries for dinner, which my roommate cooked. For my part, I let the dogs out, played with them and fed them - which was the much better end of the deal if you ask me.

Next weekend, my roommate is part of a committee that's running a Holistic Health Expo, so she'll be at that all day Saturday. I'll go and check it out, but won't be there all day. I don't want to leave the doggies home alone that long.

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Happy - Bummer about the more snow. We got a dusting on Saturday. :tantrum: Glad you had a nice evening with dinner and the concert. If you do volunteer, I would suggest choosing something that you can do sitting down.

Mel - So sorry about the chair hassles. Sending much positive energy your way today. :hug: And sending healing hugs to Jen. I hope her pain is less today from her fall.

Laura - Good for you with all the exercise! Plank moves are very tough...although they don't look it. Brownies - Yummy! They are my all time favorite dessert.

Shad - I hope your knee is getting better. I love the photos from your walk. Absolutely gorgeous!

Ceejay - Good for you for going through your stuff. That was on my to do list this weekend, but I didn't get to it. Hopefully I'll have more time next weekend.

Gotta get on with the work day.

Much love and many hugs,

annie175
04-15-2013, 08:54 AM
Good Morning Chicklets....2 days til Ho-ville.

My weekend was productive. Got the house cleaned, laundry done, errands run on Saturday then yesterday painted both bathrooms at Cs house came home and cut the grass. I was in bed by 8 pm. Exhausted. I just don't have the stamina I used to, to get things done.

HAPPY...we used to buy a salt block when we lived out in the sticks, it kept the deer busy and away from the other food we put out for the critters. We had this cute little baby buck one time that would stand by the salt block and stamp his foot at us, too cute. Of course there were a lot of deer with high blood pressure...lol. The theater sounded like a lot of fun. It is hard to find older theaters that are even open anymore....the one in Spencer, Indiana just reopened...the Tivoli and there is one in Plainfield, IN but don't know if it is open anymore. If you volunteer to do something there, pick something where you don't have to stand the entire time. Sit and drink boxed wine...haha. I used to watch Happy Day followed by Laverne & Shirley, remember both well, and can sing those for you also.

CHELLE...how did your second interview go? Times are tough but like I told my brother, the prefect job will come along for you soon ;)

MELLIE...sorry to hear of your wheelchair woes. My goodness didn't you have to resubmit the last time also. So how many times does this make resubmitting? 4 or 5? That is total b*llsh*t. Hope Jen is feeling better...you both need to be more careful...yeah look who is talking...grace herself! lol

CEEG....I watch Golden Girls all the time during the night when I cannot sleep. I just love them. Everytime the music starts, I keep thinking man they are all dead except Betty White...how sad is that?

LAURA...good for you on the exercise...I wouldn't be able to move or walk the next day if I did all of that. I am not a chocolate or browning fan but I am sure C could help you out on eating them. He has a sweet tooth that just won't quit. We had to stop at Dairy Queen on the way home for working on his house to get him a strawberry sundae with whipped cream and pecans. A medium was almost 4 bucks. Good thing he doesn't do that often. I got the first season of MOTG and the first season of Doc Marting in the mail Saturday. We are into the 2nd disc of 3, season 3 of Downton Abbey. I am so hooked on that show.

SHADDIE....hope the knee is feeling better. The swimming should help a lot. Docs say that water aerobics are the best thing for joints and arithis. THe pictures are lovely. Glad you had a good night out.

That is it for me...gotta get busy, been here two hours and done nothing...well one lady, her daughter had her baby Friday nite. Girl, Emma Kate. So we were all ooooooing over the pictures.

Have a marvelous Monday..

Love and Hugs.

annie175
04-15-2013, 09:00 AM
Oh LAURA....the shampooer is a Hoover Spin Scrub 50 with heated cleaning and a 10" cleaning path. It has attachments to do furniture or even smaller areas, stairs and such. Different brushes to do different types of cleaning. Hope this helps..

Laura705
04-15-2013, 11:24 AM
Morning all. Monday, grumble, grumble...

Annie - Thanks for the carpet shampoo machine info - I wasn't focused on a machine's ability to also clean upholstery, but that's a great feature. With no kids and the dog not allowed on our furniture, we only need light cleaning on our stuff anyway. I'd like to be able to do it ourselves and not have to pay someone else to do that. I love how you're so busy and accomplish so much on your weekends and then you say you don't have the stamina. :lol: You painted TWO bathrooms and cut the grass yesterday!!! You're putting me to shame, and bf, for that matter. We've kind of been on a home improvement strike lately, and it's not a good thing. Gotta light a fire under our butts!!! :flame: So this is the week of the big event!!!! You guys must be so excited to be tying the knot and then honeymooning. :) You deserve all the happiness in the world sistah! Is sissy caring for Sassy while you're gone??

Michelle - Glad you had a fun weekend. You've been so busy job hunting, you need to have some fun. :) It's been so long since I was in the job market, but what you said about the headhunter (wanting to submit you for the job in which you knew your skills were rusty), you brought back the memory of how very pushy they could be!! Don't let them keep throwing stuff against the wall to see what sticks - interviews are good, but not just anything. You don't have time to just waste!! Yeh, the plank moves are tough - my goal for this class is to be able to actually do all the plank moves when we get to them.

Mellie - Oh gosh, I'm so sorry to hear about the absolute mess with the chair and the paperwork! So ridiculous, and what - now you have your old chair and the loaner is taken away?? And you have to wait some more?? Aaaargh. No wonder it made you sick!! :hugs: Don't let them blame you for their mess, stand firm!!! :yes:

Ceejay - How's the tablet? So portable, did you buy a cover for it??

Happy - Sounds like you had a nice dinner and performance on Saturday night. How often are there performances at that theater? If it's just the weekends, it sounds like it wouldn't be as physically demanding as the shop was. But I agree with the others - take the job with the least amount of standing. So what was the deal with "watch your purse"?? Must be an inside joke... You must be thoroughly sick and tired of snow by now, so sorry you're getting all this late season winter weather. :crossed: it doesn't last long. On the bright side, you're not missing any nice weather while you're busy working on your class assignments! :D When do these classes end anyway??

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After my shower yesterday I went through several more files and got them relabeled and put away. Didn't empty an entire box though, darn it. Still, it's something. Got out in the yard with doggy and Preened the other garden beds. It warmed up nicely and the air even smelled good and springy. :) Bf and I went to lunch, then to the new Ross store by us. Pretty much like a Marshalls/TJ Maxx, but not as much volume of merchandise. I totally struck out in looking for dress slacks. In the meantime, bf was over in the men's section, but for some reason he found some kettlebells in the vicinity with the accessories. So now I have a 5 lb and a 7 lb kettlebell. The were really inexpensive and they're not nearly as nice as the ones we use in class, but they're just what I needed.

After that was Walmart, and then back home for a dog walk. After that was tv, reading and relaxing.

My glutes and upper body are sore today, some of which was from Saturday's class. No soreness in my quads, thank goodness!!!

Okay, enough interruptions, time to post and get back to it!! Have a good day everyone!! :flow1:

annie175
04-15-2013, 11:55 AM
LAURA..yes Miss Sass is going to Sissy's house for her vacation. She and lil man are such pals. He will probably miss her when I pick her up.

happy2bme
04-15-2013, 12:25 PM
Good morning all,

Monday rolls around again. Yesterday we got about 2 maybe 3 inches of wet heavy snow and then it topped it off with a crunch of freezing rain. I did not go out and shovel. I did not go out at all. DH went and threw a few buckets of corn out for the critters who came in abundance in advance of the freezing rain. I felt sorry for them. It's really windy today. The sun is trying to peek out but it's mostly overcast. Snow / rain are predicted all week. So blah - I am more than tired of this stuff... I purchased some wine a while back and it was sitting on the counter for weeks on end. Decided I was going to have a bottle yesterday and I put it outside on the flower cart to chill. I must say it chilled quite nicely. But we wound up having an easy supper of eggs and toast last night and wine after that just didn't sound good at all. So I reluctantly put it into the refrigerator to stay cold but I'm sure it would have been at it's best when I pulled it inside the house yesterday.

Not much else going on, trying to hit a few hot spots to clean up. Yesterday I must have spent well over an hour deleting thousands of emails from my accounts. Mostly sale notifications and such that I mostly ignore when I log on so they accumulate quickly! I have tried unsubscribing to several of them like the Memphis Zoo and things in TN but I think their unsubscribes don't really work. I should just list them and put in filters to automatically delete them or transfer them to the trash pile. I should start to think about my garden too but it's rather difficult when the yard is still filled with snow. I have big windows which would be fine for growing seedlings but without the sun, there's a lot of chill coming from the windows so I leave the shades closed.

My classes end next week - they run for 6 weeks. Even though they are a lot of work I have gained some very useful information if I chose to pursue things later on. Not so sure I'll take a course next session, thinking with DH on the mend we should think about taking a ride down to visit Mom. I am sad that my sister decided they are skipping this year for vacation up here - they have had some big expenses and want to pay them down. They are welcome to stay here but they so enjoyed the cabin on the lake last year, if they came they'd want to do it again they very same way she said. I was thinking of going to Chicago next month but it might be better to go the end of the month and then bring Mom back for a couple of weeks once the weather got better. So mulling it over.

We will have to see if my Mom makes excuses to not come here. Last year we got into a "discussion" about washing hair. I swear she said (though she denies it) that she was going on 2 weeks since she washed her hair last. Ewww ewwww ewwwww. There comes a time when you have to fight with an old person about hygiene issues. Now my Mom is very clean about herself, always washes up and brushes her teeth and showers at least every other day, daily in the summer or if she feels dirty. The sticking point for years now has been her hair. We have had a bazillion discussions on this. She only washes it once a week. At first she said it was because her hair was falling out. I told her that her hair was thinning because she was in her 80's and no longer had hormones. I also said (which she refuses to acknowledge) that if her hair is so fragile, she should not be getting the CHEAP PERMS by the old lady salon she goes to. She complains that her hair has no body and I said that's what happens when your hair is gray and wiry. The same thing happened to me - as my hair grayed up, the texture changed and I have a very hard time getting a blow dry bend in my hair with a round brush, even after it's freshly cut. I told her these crappy perms she gets damage her hair far more than washing it does. My Mom wears the bubble cut style typical of women her age. It's not an elaborate hair do, she puts it in pin curls and fluffs it up on her own. I cannot for the life of me imagine going a week without washing my hair. After 2 days my hair feels greasy and my scalp is itchy. She says her head does not sweat so it doesn't get dirty. I said it's more than sweat - you have oils in your hair (no I don't my hair is dry) and you have skin bits that naturally flake off (no I don't have dandruff). :rolleyes: I finally said would you go a week without washing your face? She looked at me in horror and said of course not!!!! I said well... it's the same skin that's on your face just higher up on your head. I said after a while one's head starts to smell like dirty hair. That is normal. So in her childlike fashion lately she said nothing more to me and actually washed her hair every third day or so while she was here. Apparently though she was VERY OFFENDED and told my sister when she got home that I said she stunk. She then dug her heels in and refused to visit my sister for months on end citing that we both thought she stunk (my sister has also had the hair conversation with her). I never said she stunk. My sister (who has a super sensitive nose) was glad that I brought up the unmentionable subject because she said it was driving her nuts every time she passed by Mom. OMG OMG OMG. We'll have to see what she says when I invite her up. We have talked about it on a casual basis and she was non committal simply because it was too soon to make any plans. And she never says a word to me about any of this, I find it out from my sister :dizzy:

Ok, didn't mean to write a book here - sorry :o Let me start a new post with personals.

annie175
04-15-2013, 12:35 PM
HAPPY, I know what you mean about the older generation and hygiene. My dad had decided he only needed to take a shower every two weeks, my SIL and Bother that live with him very quickly corrected him and told him that if he could not keep himself clean and take care of himself that living with us kids was not an option, as we could not do it. He immediatley jumped in the shower. hahaha

happy2bme
04-15-2013, 12:49 PM
Annie - tad dah dah dah... it's wedding week!!!! are you getting excited???? I am for you :D Geez sounds like you were one busy chick. The house sounds like it's all in order. Are you having a tiny reception after the ceremony or just going out to dinner afterwards? Hope you are doing something special and intimate to celebrate. You won't regret it and have someone take pictures!!!! Anyway with all this running around, I hope you are sleeping through the night and not sitting up singing tv theme trivia songs :lol: Thanks for the suggestion - we tried a salt block but for some reason the deer weren't interested in it. Nor were they interested in the molasses everyone said they loved, or the alfalfa hay or oranges for that matter. They seem particularly fond of chicken feed and cherry scented woodpecker food (a nut mix). :dizzy: Emma Kate - that's a pretty name. Another chick for Lil Man's stable :rofl: you have plenty of babies around you. Don't get any ideas yourself tho :s: :lol:

Mel - good golly Miss Molly - problems with the chair paperwork AGAIN???? Seems like they do this all the time. Is it the chair vendor or the government who figures if they stall you enough you'll forget about it? Makes me so mad that you continually go through this b.s. Please don't get yourself sick over it. Not worth it at all. Hope you can hang on to the loaner as long as possible.

Laura - watch your purse was just the guy joking around but then when Squiggy started looking funny at me, it did give me the creeps. I'm sure he was an odd fellow. The theater was full of old people like DH and I, don't think there was a danger of a real purse snatching like in the city, it just was weird. The theater has performances on the weekend about twice a month over the winter and as we head into spring they increase the number of sessions from once a week to more over the summer. I don't have to volunteer for every performance, can pick and choose what I want. Thanks for the advice about sitting but none of these things allow you to sit, although I'm sure you can sit in the back rows and watch the show once it gets underway. It would mean working from about 6pm to 10:30 or so - I could handle that on my foot as long as I wasn't doing it 3 to 4 days a week. No way am I intending to repeat the bursitis again so thanks for the concern from all of you. I heard how nice the weather is by you - even if it got gray and chilly again today - who could mind that when you are back to work? Glad you got outside and enjoyed it, even if you were working in the yard. Nice find on the kettlebells. If they were inexpensive it's a good way to start. You can always upgrade later if you want to make this a regular part of your routine. It's great that you have less soreness today - think it was the different weights or are you getting used to the class? Probably a little of both, eh?

Michelle - sorry the interview didn't go that well but you know there are bound to be some people who submit you for a job you are totally not interested in just to collect the fee. I wish recruiters were more interested into finding the right candidates and establishing a relationship with someone so they could help them find the right job too. But I am a dreamer! Just keep plugging away, you have lots of opportunities and as you say, soon enough you'll connect with the right one. Is there any way of using social media to somehow connect with groups that might provide an inside track to some places? I know 20 and 30 somethings have a totally different style that I am woefully out of touch with. I totally agree with you - trading playing with the pups for a nice home cooked meal does sound like you got the best end of the deal :D Hope it was yummy.

Holy cow Ceejay- where did you find reruns of the Danny Thomas show? Gosh that had to be before Father Knows Best and the Donna Reed Show. Talk about taking a long walk down memory lane :lol:

Shad - hope the knee is doing a bit better today.

I'd better go now. Today is garbage day and it's going to be a pistol dragging the garbage can to the street through the slog of slushy snowy ice out there. I'd better clean off the garage apron, sun is trying to come out - I think it's hovering just above freezing. Maybe if I shovel a bit, things will dry off.

Take 'er easy chicks. :wave:

happy2bme
04-15-2013, 12:51 PM
Annie - that's funny about your Dad. I'm so relieved that someone gets this. I sometimes feel like the horrid daughter although I try to always put things in a gentle manner like I would want to hear them. However, it's not always easy with a 86 year old going on 2 if you know what I mean ;)

annie175
04-15-2013, 02:27 PM
HAPPY...believe me, I feel your pain where are parents are concerned. I gross myself out if I go longer than 24 hours without a shower. Yes I am getting a bit excited, I try to keep calm. The girls here at work bought a carrot cake from Costco, OMG YUM! and a gift card from Bed Bath and Beyond. YAY!!. I am really excited about going to Destin, FL and going deep sea fishing. Yep two days til HO-ville can you believe it? Time flies when you are having fun in life. Those who want to come to dinner with us, we are buying, but not telling everyone that. If they come eat, they will get a surprise!! Of course, Sissy, Chris, lil man, Tater and Kristin (DIL), and dad will be there, my brother may come and that is about it. That is enough for me. Several people asked if we were going to have a reception or party when we get back, but I really don't think so. There has been so much comotion going on since Christmas, I would just like to settle down a bit and get my garden out, we have work to do on that. We have rented Cs house to his boss and wife. I met them over the weekend, they seem nice enough and C said his boss is OCD clean at work. My brother and SIL did not work out as he lost his job AGAIN. and they also stiffed him of two weeks pay. I am praying so desparately for him and SIL. They had hired him to start up an office in Indianapolis, then decided not to do it. He thinks the other office received two really big orders and then didn't need the Indy office. Who really knows. He is really getting depressed. Ok I have jabbered on enough...later chick!

MELODY525
04-15-2013, 03:33 PM
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Thank God the chair is back. All repairs were made and new batteries. No one has paid for any of this yet and they will be lucky to get it. But they'll make money on the new chair if it goes thru. Now I am waiting for them to call and see iof they can fix the "loaner chair". If they can, I am trading them another chair I have that I hate. Been sitting in the corner with a flat tire for years now. It's the one I got hurt on in the bus to the Mall about 8 yrs ago.
I am emotionally worn out and so tired from all thes phone calls that had to be made again. God save me from snotty nurses and secretaries.
I am even angrier at myself and my body.
Seems that the least amount of stress is causing all kinds of physical reactions.
WTF!!! I hate getting old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
U was making the necessary calls and running in & out of the loo!!!
Can I get another WTF?? Or how about an AMEN SISTER!!!
Anyway It's time to try and get something inside me that will stay there. :rofl:
SEE YOU GALS SOMETIME TOMORROW.
ONE OF THE WOMEN IS OUT SICK AGAIN.

SORRY IF THE PERSONALS HAVE MISSPELLINGS AND ARE SHORTISH.....




Ceejay...you had a busy weekend.
Mowing the lawn used to be mine & my brothers job with the old hand mower.
I used to love that smell cause it meant good weather was coming.
Hope work was ok. I felt the same way this morning and I don't work!! LOL




Laura....Glad the class was on and you were still in one piece when it was over!!
Brownies again??? I need to get me some of them!!
come do my laundry and I'll make YOU some brownies!!! LOLOL
Now about the ketttlebells....not to use when arguing with the BF under any circumstances :lol3: :lol3:



Happy....now when you tend the wine, that job does not include a straw!!!!!
That sounds like a good deal to me and would also make new friends.
At the very least it's a bargain and getting out too.
Had a laugh about your purse...I thought musicians only stole hearts!!! ROFLMAO
I loved Laverne and Shirley!! Those guys were too funny in it too!
I am going to send lots of sun & wond to get rid of your frassing snow!!
I about peed my pants over tmom & the "stunk" converstaion.
OMG!!! too frassing funny!!! They stink here!! roflmao
I want to hire a beautician and a shower attendant for the whole crew here.
I go to the office and tell them:
"when I begin to smell like that, please tell me!!!
I can't wait to see if she comes now!! LOLOLOLOL




Michelle....so sorry to hear about the phone call not going well.
Keeping fingers crossed for better ones to come your way.:hug:
Sending a good thought out there for a better offer that fits your skills.



Annie....your weekend must have been something else!
I hear ya on the lack of stamina. It's hitting me too.
Hope sometime soon....honeymoon.....you get some rest!!
Bwaaaa haaa haaa haaa:witch:

annie175
04-15-2013, 05:03 PM
Oh MELLIE...you are a hoot...you KNOW with honeymoon activities...should be blushing but not and the LOO issues I have, I will be ever so busy with stuff..including deep sea fishing...Hope my loo issues do not become a problem on the boat...OMG. lol....goodluck with all the wheelchair issues, I know you must be sick of that crap cause I am and ready to go to bat for you...hugs and rest sweet sister. GOD BLess the wheelchair GODS!!

annie175
04-15-2013, 05:07 PM
They are such pals...

Shad
04-15-2013, 05:22 PM
Morning
Started the new old job yesterday and got to go to so many meetings I was dog tired end of the day. Went to sleep on the couch and then couldn't sleep much of the night and of course when the alarm went off, I went to sleep. Booked flights home for my 3 weeks off and I fly on my birthday. Lets hope none of the guns going off for my birthday hit the plane and we have to land in a hurry.
I always laugh at the ticket wording - fly from Darwin to Brisbane non-stop. I should sincerely hope so.
Also the safety message when you leave - designed no doubt to inspire confidence - "your life jacket is under your seat. Put it over your head etc etc." Huh - put the seat over you head? And pray tell me what will the life jacket do for me in the unlikely event of an emergency? We don't have any significant bodies of water between here and there anyway. A whistle and a light for attracting attention. Lady, where we might land is not renowned for having any people in it. It's bleak, barren, desolate, waterless desert for most of the way. And what has water has crocodiles - now there is some attention I do not want to attract.

Anyway, time to pack up here and get into the Wiggles car and drive to work again. Such is life. Really I should be rich instead of beautiful. Okay - going, clean or not.

MELODY525
04-16-2013, 07:13 AM
GOOD MORNING CHICKS.
YESTERDAY'S BOSTON BOMBING IS SUCH A SHOCK.
BUT LIKE I TOLD JEN IT ALWAYS FEELS LIKE WE'RE WAITING FOR THE OTHER SHOE TO DROP.
EVERY INCIDENT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE THERE IS NO WHERE SAFE TO BE.
THAT POOR BABY THAT WAS KILLED WAS ONLY 3 YRS OLD.
WHAT COWARDS WOULD DO THINGS LIKE THIS NO MATTER WHAT COUNTRY IT IS.
SO VERY SAD.

I FALSO ORGOT ALL ABOUT THE ELECTION UNTIL I OPENED A PILE OF MAIL.
THERE WAS THE NOTICE FOR TODAY'S SCHOOL ELECTION.
BUT I HAD AN ALARM LAST NIGHT AT 2:30 IN THE MORNING.
AND THEN HAD A BAD NIGHTS SLEEP.
I AM DEFINITELY JUST SETTING UP THE ROOMS AND COMING HOME.
SOMEONE ELSE CAN GET THE SENIORS TO THE POLL.
SEE YOU ALL MANANA:moped:




ANNIE....OMG I ,LOVED THE PICTURE.
I THOUGHT C WAS SUPPOSED TO DO THE DEEP DIVING ON THE HONEYMOON.:rofl:
SERIOUSLY THOUGH...I HOPE YOU BOTH HAVE A GREAT TIME:hug:





SHAD...WE SHOULD ALL BE RICH INSTEAD OF BEAUTIFUL.
I BET YOU CAN'T WAIT TO GET HOME. HOPE THE KNEE IS GETTING BETTER.
3 MORE WEEKS AND IT'S GARDENING TIME!! HANG ON!!!

annie175
04-16-2013, 07:49 AM
MELLIE...I, Too, am saddened by the Boston Marathon bombing. I hope they get the creep and hang him by his nuts then set a bomb off under him/her. I think C has some fun planned for the honeymoon..wink wink...he keeps saying, "Girl you are going to get it". Should I be afraid? lol. It was so cute this morning, he kissed be bye and said just one more day! Bless his loving heart. Glad you finally have a decent wheelchair, now try not to wreck it. lol.

SHADDIE....Yeah, really prepare for what, crash landing, who really survives that?

Have a terrific Tuesday all...may not post tomorrow..big wedding day, one day to Ho-ville. My day tomorrow...Hair at 11:30, wedding 2:30, chow ~ 3:30, then we all go to Cs house and install the water heater and do a bit of work on the house...then home again, home again jiggity jig!

Loves.

ceejay52
04-16-2013, 08:20 AM
Annie
I know you have to be excited with the wedding and honeymoon. Btw, the picture of lil man and Sassy is adorable.

Mel
Doing the happy dance with the chair situation being resolved so quickly.

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Had weird dreams last night. Still feel sleepy.
Every one have a good day. Be back later.

diyana
04-16-2013, 08:39 AM
Good morning ladies -

My phone interview yesterday with a major company in Silicon Valley went well. And after that was done, I applied for a few more positions in San Diego.

I had a really good hypnosis workshop last night. It's helping me so much. I want to help the hypnotherapist attract more hypnosis clients...gotta try and figure out the best way to do that. She's such warm, kind and wonderful woman.

My roommate got home shortly after I did at around 8 pm, and we watched The Voice. This is the first season I've watched it, and I like it so far. After that, we started to watch a special report on the bombing at the Boston Marathon. Such a terrifying tragedy! Sending prayers to the runners, spectators and their loved ones.

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Annie - Thanks for the tip about the shampooer. Once I get settled in CA, I will probably invest in one of those. I am so excited for you and C. I can only imagine how excited you both must be!! OMG about your dad and showering. Good on your SIL and brother for correcting him. :lol: I second what Happy said...make sure you have a lot of pictures taken on your wedding day! So very sorry to hear about your brother losing his job and two weeks pay on top of it. That's rough. :( Sending lots of prayers and good vibes his way. How cool that you're able to rent C's house out to his boss and wife and that they are OCD clean. What an adorable picture of Lil Man and Sassy!! Awwww. Okay...maybe you've explained this before...but why do you call it "Ho-ville"? I'm so confused. :dizzy: Spending your wedding afternoon installing a water heater...how romantic!! Or is the jiggity jig when it gets romantic? :rofl:

Laura - I agree with you about Annie...she says she doesn't have the stamina, but she puts us to shame. Of course, you put me to shame too with all you accomplish! So nice that you got out in the garden!! Congrats on getting a great deal on some kettlebells!!

Happy - I think most of us can relate to an 86 year old going on 2. :rofl: Believe it or not, it's not uncommon for the elderly to only wash their hair once a week. I know a lot of women of that age group (and that generation) do that. I first became aware of this when I was in middle school and a red cross volunteer at a convalescent hospital. Many of the women only washed their hair once a week when they had their "beauty shop" appointment. Ewwww. Even my ex-DMIL only washes her hair 2 or 3 times per week, but she does bathe every day. I've got to wash my hair every day.

Mel - I'm so happy you got the chair back all repaired and with new batteries!!! :woohoo: Please, please rest as much as you can the next few days. Your body needs to recuperate from all the stress. :hug: :getwell: I didn't hear about a 3 year old being killed, but I did hear about an 8 year old being killed. So sad. I'm glad you're not working the election today. You need your rest.

Shad - Meetings can be so tiring. I'm not surprised you fell asleep on the couch. I hope you get a better night's sleep soon. Three weeks off? How lovely!! I always chuckle when I'm flying across country..."In the event of a water landing..." Really? Where? The Mississippi River?

Ceejay - Bummer about the weird dreams. i hope you sleep better tonight.

Laura - I hope your Tuesday is great...getting closer to the weekend! :woohoo:

Gotta run and get some work done!

Much love and many hugs,

Laura705
04-16-2013, 10:20 AM
Morning all. Quick pop in to say hi. Trains are all stopped - got to the train station to find two trains just sitting. There was a pedestrian accident in the next town over. The length of the delay was unknown, so I sent a couple e-mails and then walked back home.

Checked e-mail again, then checked the tire inflation on my bike - it's not raining, so if/when I go back to the station, I'll cycle instead of walk. So far, I keep checking my email alerts (direct from Metra) and the Metra site, but so far, no movement. I have a 10 am meeting which I'll have to attend via phone, and then I'll likely have to work from home. (If a delay is more than a couple hours, it's not worth going in.) I didn't bring home my laptop (rarely do), so all I can access is my e-mail, but I can do plenty via e-mail.

Today is the ww meeting, but i would have missed it anyway today because I was scheduled to go out to lunch with the people with whom we are meeting. I'll probably look up another meeting to attend because I can tell that after my non-OP weekend, if I don't do a weigh-in and don't get back to being OP, I'll lose my focus. Don't want that to happen.

Okay, gonna sip my tea, prep for my meeting, keep checking the alerts and go through the e-mail. I'll get back later after I've caught up on your posts. :wave:

diyana
04-16-2013, 10:33 AM
Laura - Bummer about the train. When I first read that, I was wondering if it was due to heightened security, since on the news last night, they were saying that because of the bombings in Boston, security was heightened at various locations in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. So sorry about the pedestrian accident though. :( I hope your work meeting goes well. Find another WW meeting and stay OP, girlfriend.

happy2bme
04-16-2013, 12:17 PM
Hi ladies,

First of all hearts and prayers to the people at the marathon yesterday. I swear people are a new kind of nuts. With all the shootings and now bombings again, I can't tell you how glad I am to be out of the city and away from it all. I was getting paranoid after a while because you're out just living life and you never know what's going on in the heads of people around you. People get too much information from the internet and are crazed when it comes to getting attention for themselves or their "causes".

Laura - bummer about the trains. Was that in DP by any chance? Always seemed to be an unusual amount of accidents in that town. Hope you can get your work done from home. Being in I.T., we were used to always lugging our laptop just in case we couldn't be at the office. I was wondering the other day how you were doing with the WW plan and if you found it to be something workable for you. I still say a lot has to do with how you feel about the leader - whether they are someone supportive and inspirational for you. I do agree that you should find a meeting because I think it is true about losing motivation and that's hard to get back again.

Michelle - that's encouraging about the phone interview. I hope it leads to more. As for the hypnotherapist, word of mouth and glowing recommendations are probably the best advertisements for her. Sounds like you are a good spokesperson! Yes, I do understand about the hair washing and people of my Mom's generation who were used to the beauty parlor. In fact, my Mom admitted that the biggest reason she doesn't wash her hair more frequently is that her arms tire easily and it's very hard for her to fix her hair. She will not consider a low maintenance cut and I also suggested that she get a tighter perm and just let the curls air dry - a white lady's afro of sorts which looks nice on her but she wants the volume. I would have to say that the most annoying thing about my Mom is that you can't tell her ANYTHING (and she wonders where I get that from :s: ) I can be stubborn in my beliefs but if you give me a good reason, I will be open to something different. Not her. And the older she gets, the worse she is about it. So instead of banging my head against the wall, I chose my fights carefully and mostly just let her go on and on and then commiserate with my sister. And then I take 5 minutes to pay my respects to poor Mel and can't even imagine what it's like to live with an entire village of oldsters :rofl:

Shad - you made me laugh with your recap of the airline announcements. I used to giggle (and recoil) when they talked about using the seat cushion as a floatation device. Of course I wanted to jam my face into something that hundreds of strangers have laid their butts on - but I suppose if I was at sea, one can only tread water for so long so maybe I'd get over my revulsion and hang on for dear life :lol: "Lets hope none of the guns going off for my birthday hit the plane and we have to land in a hurry" - another good one, never thought of that but probably a good reason to tone down the celebrating - however since you were born on a National Holiday, I guess it's hard to escape the fireworks. You must have a bazillion frequent flyer miles by now, don't you? Hope the knee is feeling better.

Hi Ceejay :wave:

Mel - I can totally understand the uneasiness you must feel being so close to NYC. And the things that you have seen that you can never quite push out of your mind. I guess you can't dwell on it or you will worry yourself under the bed. At least you have a large river separating you from the city. Why would you or the people in the building have interest in a school election? Geez Louise - the bus accident was 8 long years ago? Have we been together that long? I guess we have. I hope you can get rid of that chair. I'm sure there is bad juju with it. As for the stress and it's toll on your body, it's not since we moved out here that I began to really understand just how much stress sneaks up and messes with you so badly. In ways you never imagine. And you always have something going on over there so all the more reason to avoid what you don't need causing a problem, right? Don't get mad at yourself, sometimes that's the push we need to put ourselves first I think. :hug:

And a good, good morning to Miss Bride to Be Annie. Oh PLEASE girl tell me you are NOT going to go work on C's house after the wedding ceremony is over. I know you are having a slightly delayed honeymoon but at least spend the night at a hotel where C can practice his "deep diving" :o :rofl: Loved the picture of Lil Man and Sassy - she can pretend she's a "big dog" around him :lol: Too cute. Glad you got someone to rent C's house - hope that will work out well for you. Sorry to hear about the brother's bad luck. That has to be soooo frustrating for him. I hope he is able to land something very quickly. Things are still very shaky in the economy and job situation. I feel for people who are struggling just to stay above water. I hope you get an opportunity to work on your garden, I know the anticipation of getting out there and seeing things green up. :D Got your note, thanks for letting me know. ;) I hope you have a touching ceremony tomorrow and that you and C have a very long and happy life together going forward. :hug: Congratulations to you both!

The sun is peeking in and out and it's trying to hit 40 degrees. I hope so, we could use some melting here. Even with what seems like endless snow, they say we still haven't gotten enough to take us out of drought conditions which is really hard to believe. The good news is that we've had snow for longer than usual so that will have a positive effect on reducing the wildfire season. Living amongst a forest of trees, I do not like to think about things like wildfires :flame: Have a good day all.

annie175
04-16-2013, 01:33 PM
Yes fraid so HAPPY. Since it is an opportunity for my plumber son to install the water heater while he is in town, we are taking advantage of it. I am only going to clean the bathroom floors, should only take me about 45 minutes, C is going to fix the dryer vent. Shouldn't take too awful long. We are staying at home tonight as we are both working Thursday. Want to save the money for the honeymoon. lol. Thank you for all the well wishes, I am sure I have it right this time..and heck how many people get a do over?

NO MORE SNOW FOR YOU!! Love the Snow ****!

annie175
04-16-2013, 01:33 PM
N*zi

Laura705
04-16-2013, 03:11 PM
Still at home. Everything was running about two hours late with that train incident, and my meeting started at 10, so I just stayed home so I could call in for the meeting. It went really long, so half the day is gone. I had two meetings this afternoon and one's been rescheduled, and the other is cancelled - we decided we can just review the report individually. It was 99% final anyway.

Happy - Wow, your classes are ending already??!! How time flies! Okay then, spring-like weather better get up there soon since you'll be able to enjoy it very soon!! :yes: :lol: So has the ice and snow melted yet? Too bad about your sis and BIL not being able to make it up to your area for vacay this summer. I know the situation re your mom's hair isn't all laughs for you, but I confess to chuckling. I honestly don't know how some of those old/older women can get by with having their hair "done" at the salon -excuse me, "beauty parlor" - each week and not wash it til the next week at the parlor. Not that my own mom ever did that. She'll go get her hair cut, but would never pay to have someone color or perm it. So she does it at home and she's had some bad color in her time! And that's when she tells me about it... And that's why I won't do my own hair, lol. But lately the gray comes quicker than my appointments, so I'm thinking about how to get my girl at the salon to advise me on some DIY measures to help carry me through to my next appointment. I already get a touchup every 4 weeks - no way am I going more often!! Glad the volunteering is so flexible - that sounds like a fun thing to do, since you'll also get to see the performances. Re the k'bells, yeh, both cost me about $14, so they will be good to have around. Definitely bringing the 7 pound one to class next week. I think my Saturday fitness class (which included some medicine ball routines) helped me with Sunday's kbell class, and we didn't do nearly as much repetition with the moves that included squats.

Annie - 1 more day, less than 24 hours now!!! Your day sounds nice, up til the part where you install the water heater, lol. As Happy said, make sure someone's taking a lot of photos!! Sorry to hear your brother lost his job. How terrible to have someone move their whole life for a job, just to lose it when someone changes their mind. Nice to have an OCD tenant in C's house though!! I hope it works out well for everyone! What an adorable photo you posted - kids and dogs, can't beat it for cuteness. :)

Mel - So glad to hear you've got an operable chair now. For some reason I didn't know the loaner chair was having problems. :( I hope you've been able to rest and recover from all the stress this has caused you. Hope your work re the election was short and sweet today - just what you didn't need!! Re the kbells - I'm kind of nervous about using them at home - swinging around a weight, I'm worried about something or someone getting hurt!! Just in the basement I think.

Shad - Oh, you will be flying on your bday. Well, let's hope it's a memorable day for the right reasons!!! Yup, at this point I'd prefer to be rich instead of beautiful, LOL. So...tell us about the Wiggles car, heehee.

Hi Ceejay!!

Michelle - I see my thoughts re older women with their weekly beauty shop appts match yours, lol. I don't put any "product" in my hair, so i get by with washing it every other day, or daily depending on the workout schedule. Glad to hear the hypnosis sessions are working well for you. :)

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Gosh, took me a long time to get through the personals for some reason and that led to sneaker-inners...

So very sad about the deaths and injuries in Boston. There's so much evil in the world today, it's just horrifying.

E-mail's slowed down, and I hate using this web version of outlook. Bleh. Oh well, back to the usual tomorrow. For now I'll enjoy being at home in our nice new office wearing slippers, jeans and my fleece for the afternoon.

TTFN!

diyana
04-17-2013, 07:42 AM
Super quick check in to wish our dear Annie a VERY HAPPY HO-DAY!!! I am so very happy for you, sista! C is a very lucky man! Have a wonderful day!!

Shad
04-17-2013, 07:45 AM
Congratulations Annie. My best wishes for a very bright future and a big bucket load of happiness.

Love to you both

MELODY525
04-17-2013, 07:55 AM
http://files.mommo.hu/pictures/000/973/973010_bf1cc848cb_s.jpg


:cofdate: Morning Chicks.
Late night last night. No rest for the weary. LOL
We had problems with the front doors closing & a plumbing leak.
I did not work the voting poll.
Good thing cause I got congested.
This sinus - asthma thing is a PITA.
Taking meds & this morning I had to use the inhaler.:cry:
I hate the smell/taste of that crap.
Going back to lie down & let it work.
Sorry no personals today.
I want to thank all of you for the good thoughts for Jen.
She is much improved and we spent time together.
She looks good & is walking without pain....so to speak.
Hope you gals have a great day.

MELODY525
04-17-2013, 07:57 AM
HAPPY
HO DAY
ANNIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:hug:

ceejay52
04-17-2013, 08:39 AM
Best Wishes Annie.

Not much to say this morning. For some unknown reason got sick at work yesterday. Usually when I have an episode with this after a bout with a nervous stomach I do this after I start to settle down.

Getting on with my day. More later.

annie175
04-17-2013, 08:45 AM
Today I marry the love of my life with loving blessings from my children, Samantha Carpenter (https://www.facebook.com/samantha.carpenter.3388?group_id=0), John J Carpenter (https://www.facebook.com/john.j.carpenter.5?group_id=0) and Kristin Carpenter (https://www.facebook.com/kdtippin?group_id=0), I love you Curtis Hohenberger, you make me feel like a queen and treat me as one, you make me so very happy. Thank you for loving my children and grandbabe as your own. You are a remarkable, amazing person and I thank GOD every day for you. I love you with all my heart and then some.

diyana
04-17-2013, 08:49 AM
Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness, dearest Annie! You so deserve it!! Much love and many hugs to you, sweet sista!

annie175
04-17-2013, 08:49 AM
Thank you all for the love and well wishes...I am CERTAIN I got it right this time...he worships me.....kind of scary that someone worships ME...really?

Laura705
04-17-2013, 09:45 AM
Annie - Wishing all the best to you and C on your wedding day!! :val2: Hope your day is very special and memorable and is the beginning of a wonderful life enjoying each other. :hug:

happy2bme
04-17-2013, 12:07 PM
It's finally time for Annie's Awesome April Wedding!

Happy Happy Ho-day dear Annie. Don't forget your bouquet :congrat:

Hope you have a beautiful ceremony with your loved ones and a lifetime of love and happiness. http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/waltzing.gif (http://s37.photobucket.com/user/deemarie27/media/waltzing.gif.html) Sometimes to have to dig through a lot of dirt before you find that gold nugget. Cherish each other. Love to you both. :grouphug:

MELODY525
04-17-2013, 03:30 PM
ANNIE'S BEAUTIFUL PINK WEDDING!!!

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happy2bme
04-17-2013, 04:22 PM
Our own "fair lady" is a Mrs. now. Hit it Mel...

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... I'm gettin' married in the mornin'
Ding dong! the bells are gonna chime.
Kick up an rumpus But don't lost the compass;
And get me to the church, Get me to the church,
For Gawd's sake, get me to the church on time!

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http://smileys.emoticonsonly.com/emoticons/w/wedding_cake-2745.gif

ceejay52
04-17-2013, 04:45 PM
best wishes Annie :dance: That's me dancing at your wedding. lol

MELODY525
04-18-2013, 07:28 AM
LAST MINUTE FOOD SHOPPING TRIP.
WILL BE BACK LATER.
HAVE A GREAT DAY :dancer:

diyana
04-18-2013, 07:55 AM
quick check in for me....as usual....

I got a job in CA!! It's a 6+ month contract job in San Jose (45 min. south of San Fran) with a major tech company. I start on 5/6, so that means I need to head west with the moving truck on 4/27 or 4/28 so I can have a couple days after I get there to put just about everything in storage and go shopping for a few new pieces of office attire, etc. I'll either be staying with my step-mother or a friend for a few months...because this is a contract position, I'm reluctant to sign a lease on a place.

On my to do list for today...tell my current employer, tell my landlord, and fax over my paperwork for this new job.

Annie - I hope your wedding day was wonderful (despite the cleaning and water heater installation). Sending you much love sweet sista! I'm so happy for you!

Much love and many hugs,

annie175
04-18-2013, 07:55 AM
HO day was marvelous! The rain stopped, the clouds disappeared, the sun came out just in time for the nups, dinner and then off to Cs house. I can truly say MY part of doing things at the house are complete. There are a couple of things still to be done, but not by me! Curtis and I got home around 8 pm, pooped out, laid on the couch and snuggled and laughed our heinies off. In bed by 9:30. Lil man was adorable and so good all day long. I will try to post pix tonight.

Everyone have a marvelous day!

Love you and and thank you for all the good wishes. One of my GFs told me that I definitely but the HO in Hoh.......lol

annie175
04-18-2013, 07:56 AM
Congrats Chelle!!!

ceejay52
04-18-2013, 09:12 AM
Michelle
Congratulations on the new job. I know you are extremely excited about the move to San Jose. I sent you a message in FB.

Annie
So glad that you had a happy and exciting day. My co-worker told me last night that he'd been married 10 years yesterday. Can't wait to see the pictures.

Happy
I went back to read some of the earlier post to see you mentioned as to where I watched Danny Thomas show. The station comes out of Memphis called Memorable t.v. or ME t.v for short. They have a lot of the old, old shows.

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The rain is coming and should be here before expected this afternoon. I need to go to Blytheville to get the case for the tablet. Tomorrow I'm going to Jonesboro to pick up the piece of furniture I bought last week. I was charged three times for this piece of furniture. They tried twice on one card that said it didn't go through but it did and once on my main card. It's a church organization so I'm hoping they will reimburse my card. I'm taking proof. also getting my hair cut tomorrow.
Weigh in this morning was about the same as last weeks. Food is getting better. I'm going to ask the doctor if he will put the fluid pill in with my bp med.

Laura705
04-18-2013, 11:04 AM
Morning all. Another challenging commuting day. I'm about 60-90 minutes behind now. We're getting major rain here. :rain:

I'll see if I can get back here later.

annie175
04-18-2013, 12:04 PM
An Indian walks into a cafe with a shotgun in one hand and pulling a male buffalo with the other. He says to the waiter: “Want coffee.”
The waiter says, “Sure, Chief. Coming right up.”
He gets the Indian a tall mug of coffee…..
The Indian drinks the coffee down in one gulp, turns and blasts the buffalo with the shotgun, causing parts of the animal to splatter everywhere and then just walks out.
The next morning the Indian returns. He has his shotgun in one hand, pulling Another male buffalo with the other. He walks up to the counter and says to The waiter:
“Want coffee.”
The waiter says, “Whoa, Tonto! We’re still cleaning up your mess from yesterday. What was all that about, anyway?”
The Indian smiles and proudly says,
“Training for position in United States Congress. Come in, drink coffee, shoot the bull, leave mess for others to clean up, Disappear for rest of day.”

ceejay52
04-18-2013, 01:35 PM
Thanks Annie for the laugh.

happy2bme
04-18-2013, 04:54 PM
Hi ladies,

Guess what, it's snowing again! :mad: Oh bah humbug! :tantrum: At least we were in the clear from last night's ice. Only got about 1/4 inch of crunchy stuff. Still not good to be out and about in so I'm glad we have everything we need to be home. On the other hand, I hear that it's time to build an ark if you are planning on hanging around Chicago. Storm after storm, over 6 and a half inches of rain so far. Many roads and highways flooded as well as rivers I imagine.

Annie - hahahaha on the joke :lol: cute. Glad you had a nice wedding day and that you are finally done with fixing houses and cleaning them up. Now you can get ready to have some fun and sun.

Laura - hope you got to work ok, thank goodness the trains sit on built up areas but I'm sure it was no fun slogging to the office with all that rain.

Ceejay- Memorable TV - I don't remember that channel but it sounds as if they have some great shows on them. So much more interesting than the junk reality garbage that fills the airwaves now. Boy that piece of furniture sure is giving you the run around - I do hope it's worth it. Nice of you to help out if it's for the church.

Michelle - congratulations on the new job. Will you be driving the moving truck and towing your car? :yikes: Geez I'd be so scared driving over the Rockies. I think it's really wise (and helpful) that you can bunk with someone just to allow the dust to settle out and get your bearings before you commit to anything long term. Sounds like next week is going to be quite the travel week - 3 of the chicks at least will be on the roads.

Speaking of chicks, I need to get to the supply store down the road. This time of year they have baby chicks and ducks for sale (for people who raise poultry, not for stupid people as presents to kids) and I love to go there and stare at them and listen to them peep, peep. I just feel bad because inevitably there are some who are weak or sickly and you just know they won't make it. The other chicks just walk over them. Today is probably not the best day to go, it started snowing more heavy again, I hope we don't get the 5 inches or so they are forecasting :( :cry: :mad: Can you tell I am sick of this already?

annie175
04-18-2013, 05:30 PM
The move at work still haunts me...yes, I am still at work and will be for another couple of hours. Got one company here removing the rental furniture and another here putting in the permanant furniture in the offices right behind them. I am the supervisor. haha

HAPPY......Glad you are getting the snow and we are not. We, too, are having an over abundance of rain. Flash flooding all over Indiana, even here in the city. Really crazy stuff. I remember getting a baby chick one year at Easter and it was kinda green in color, it died several days later.

LAURA...hope you made it to work and back ok. Whoever is doing the rain dance can stop now. PLEASE.

CEEG...sounds like you have some running around to do in the next few days...safe travels.

MELLIE...a shopping we will go, a shopping we will go Hi HOOOOO the merry OH a shopping we will go!

CHELLE...looks like you will have your work cut out for you getting to CA.

SHADDIE...how they treatin ya down there?

Better get this posted and go supervise~!

annie175
04-19-2013, 09:00 AM
Good Morning Ladies...didn't get home until 8:30 last night, drove through the worst thunderstorm and flooded streets. Wasn't too bad after I made my way to 465. Will be glad to head to Destin tomorrow. Sunshine and happiness. Visited with C for about 30 minutes as it was way past his bed time already. Then we hit the hay. He worked even later than the norm since I was also working late. He got home about 15 mins before I did. Thank God yesterday was a Sassy day at Sissy's day. C picked her up as he passes Sam's street on his way home. Nuttin' much else has happened since I went to bed last night, thank God.

I am taking comp time today leaving at about 1:30, which is good as I have to get my oil changed (on the car) lol, before the vacay. I had a hard time getting up this morning as did Miss Sass. We were both snuggled in and hunkered down.

Glad to hear authorities have gotten at least one of the suspects (shot dead) from the Boston bombing. They are in pursuit of the other one. They are brothers from Russia and known terrorist, have been in the states for about a year. I just do not get this cruelity or how children can be raised like this. Nonsense.

Hello to all you beautiful ladies and have a fruitful day!

Loves

Laura705
04-19-2013, 10:53 AM
Morning all. TGIF!!!

Annie - Glad you had sunshine on your wedding day. Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. H!! :) Nice you didn't have too much to do at C's house. When do the tenants move in?? Sorry you had to work late last night, but YAY for the short workday today. :yay: Boo on driving home through the flooded areas and in the rain. I watched the news last night and it was the same here - many, many flooded streets and highways, so many closures and detours required for the drivers. Today they say we'll just get passing showers, but not a lot. Good! We've had enough - we may end up breaking the record here for the wettest April ever.

Michelle - Another congrats on the job!! :congrat: And it's all happening so quickly!! I'm sorry there won't be time to get together before you drive that truck west, but that just means we'll have to figure out a way to get together in the future. :) Nice you'll be staying with someone while you settle into your assignment, I agree that locking into a lease is probably not a good idea, especially if you'd ultimately really prefer to be in San Diego. So much to do, please be safe while getting packed up!

Ceejay - Hope you're able to pick up the furniture today, and that the organization straightened out the credit card charges. I'm sure they would make it right.

Happy - Sorry you've been getting snow, and I see you've got some in the forecast today. I heard Duluth got a major dumping. Ugh. Crazy weather.

Hi Mellie! How did the shopping trip go? Bf and I have to get back to TJ's for a couple things. I think I need to go there by myself this time so I can go slow and see if anything new and exciting interests me. When I'm with bf, we often just pick up our usual stuff and that's it. Rush rush rush!

Hi Shad. I hope you've been putting the "help" back in the help desk this week! :D Just a few more days before your "medical break", hang in there!!
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Nothing much to report. I got home just fine yesterday - no delays and no rain. We had a little bit of seepage in our basement in the spot in which the foundation crack was supposedly repaired a couple years ago...and we had some seepage from our chimney into the basement fireplace/firebox - our chimney needs work on the masonry. But I'm thankful that's all it was - could have been so much worse! I feel so awful for all the people who have homes that flooded, or whose cars fell into a giant sinkhole or got stranded on a flooded street. :( Anyway, I got the shop vac out and started to vac up what little water there was on the floor, and then bf got back from the dog walk and finished the job. We need to clear that area that gets seepage until it's fixed once and for all. Too bad we thought that was already done. :(

Then I left to go to my hair appointment, touchup and cut (no big changes). I made my next appointment for a Saturday morning - I don't like going after work because just sitting around for nearly two hours really makes me tired. :yawn:

Nothing planned for tonight. Tomorrow morning I'll go to an exercise class, and then I have a dentist appt at 11:15. Tomorrow night bf and I are going to see comedian Jim Gaffigan. Sunday morning I have my kettlebell class, and Sunday afternoon we're meeting my friend D for lunch to celebrate her bday.

My $1 thrift store khaki pants are now fitting properly, so I wore them to work today. That's a nice NSV. :) I just noticed today that the hem had been let down. Good thing, because they are a good length now. Slacks sometimes run a wee bit short on me - Annie, I can only imagine how difficult it is for you to buy pants "off the rack". The other pair of thrift store slacks I bought that I wore last week seemed a bit short on me and upon closer inspection, I saw that the hem on those had been taken up. I'll see if I can take the hem back down without too much of a telltale line & crease.

Okay, enough rambling, back to the grind. If I'm not around, everyone have a great weekend. Annie, have a safe and wonderful trip to FL, and have a fantastic honeymoon! Soak up some warmth and sun and sea -er, gulf- air for me. Don't forget the photos!!

TTFN!
:coffee2::coffee2::coffee2::coffee2:

happy2bme
04-19-2013, 11:41 AM
Morning all,

We must have gotten at least 8 inches of wet, heavy spring snow. :( It's causing the tree branches to hang low and while the sun is trying very hard to make an appearance, it's still snowing. Would make a great snowman as it's good packing stuff. My to my horror, DH got up way early this morning and went outside and cleaned up. He said he tried not to shovel much - just the stairs and went and plowed and used the snow blower on the rest. At first I was ticked off - I was planning on going out there when he went to his 10am doctor's appointment BUT then I said hey, he knows he should not be doing this and does it anyway. Nothing I could have done to stop it so if he wants to be foolish... It's supposed to be in the 40's the rest of the week going forward and sunny tomorrow so I hope this will go away as quickly as it came. The darned turkeys are digging, digging for bugs or whatever in every bare spot. They also scratch and move dirt/mud with their big turkey feets. I was fixing the bed yesterday and had the shade up and was wondering why there was dirt thrown all over the snow - as if someone came with a leaf blower and tossed it all about. Turns out the darn turkeys are digging next to the house where the snow has melted away and are making a BIG MESS. I'm going to have to go out there and shoo them. I'm getting more and more apprehensive about all these chicks showing up.

My plans today include some cooking and cleaning and maybe a little laundry. I am caught up with my classwork but have this week's lessons to attend to. We are going to see another band this weekend so that will be fun.

Laura - have fun at the comedy club - that looks like so much fun! :carrot: Yay on fitting into the new pants!!! What a great feeling. Bet they look great. I have the opposite problem with pants - always have to be hemmed. I was glad when they came out with platform shoes the first time because for once, pants fit - then they adjusted the length to match the shoes :( The thing is, often when I bought petites they were fine until I washed them, then they's shrink up :mad: Might be a bit more difficult with pants but I always thought it was better to have long legs. Clothes look and fit so much better than when you're a munchkin.

Annie - have a wonderful, wonderful honeymoon with lots of enjoyable weather and activities! I'm glad they found the bombing suspects - in today's world of eyes all over, it would be very hard to hide for too long. As to your comment about children, remember that the young can be easily influenced. I was watching a segment on 60 Minutes (tv) this weekend and they were talking about a warlord in the Congo in Africa. He exclusively recruits children for his campaign and without going into the disturbing details, I will just say that it's a compelling piece. Not that the children are willing participants always. This isn't going to help promote Islam either. Very sad.

So... where are the rest of the chicks??? Mel are you ok after your shopping trip?

I will check back in later.

annie175
04-19-2013, 12:14 PM
LAURA & HAPPY...thank you so much for the good wishes on the honeymoon. I plan on doing a whole lot of nothing. Lounging around by the pool and beach, deep sea fishing and not a lot more! Thank you everyone else too!

diyana
04-19-2013, 03:52 PM
Annie - Have a wonderful honeymoon!!!! Relax, have fun, and celebrate love!!

Mel - I hope you're ok.

My last day at work was yesterday. I'm gonna miss the paycheck for being out of work 2 weeks, but I knew there was no way I could be ready for the move with working today and all next week.

Today, I went to Social Security and got my name changed processed. I faxed over the remaining paperwork for my new job. I took all my library books back so they don't accidentally get put in a box. And now I'm in the process of packing my remaining stuff and chucking. 3 piles...trash, move, and donate. The donate pile is the biggest right now. I won't have time to go through the boxes that are already packed, but there are a lot of odds and ends that will just take up space and cause aggravation when loading the truck and moving it into storage. Stuff has to be pretty darn special in order for me to cart it 2300 miles.

Gotta get back to it. I'll try and do personals later.

Much love and hugs to all,

happy2bme
04-19-2013, 05:59 PM
Michelle - so you just walked into work yesterday and announced you were done?

diyana
04-19-2013, 06:26 PM
Hi Happy - No...I went in, explained the situation (new job, move, etc.), and they released me (as is common for IT professionals). What I meant in my earlier post is that aside from financially, it's actually a blessing....I've got so much stuff to do between now and when I pick up the moving truck a week from tomorrow.

happy2bme
04-19-2013, 07:29 PM
Having had to deal with the pain of a moving truck on our own I wish you the very best with that. You might seriously want to look into a back brace - DH has 2 of them. They are like a wide cumberbund and some have suspender type straps on them. You already have a pretty fragile back and with all the bending and lifting you are about to do, you certainly don't need to head out all mangled up in pain. Those trucks are not very comfortable unless you can get one with bucket seats. My advice too is to ditch all the books. I can't tell you how many I had saved "just in case", particularly technical books that I never did use again. You are going to a nice city that no doubt has a great library system so you can build up your collection again once you get settled. Books are the heaviest of all the boxes to tote and at $3.50 a gallon for gasoline, save your pennies for the most important stuff you love. We had a lot of nice stuff that worked in Chicago, worked in Memphis but totally does not work here. Many pieces are very sentimental so it will be hard getting rid of them as I imagine you will feel the same with your stuff. Just think of it as starting a new life again, fresh and clean. And Midwest stuff does not fit into the sunny California lifestyle either. At least you KNOW you can leave all the winter boots and all but one of the coats behind. Good luck with your packing.

MELODY525
04-20-2013, 07:01 AM
SORRY GIRLS TO HAVE DISAPPEARED.
SOME KIND OF VIRUS HIT THE BUILDING.
NOT FEELING TOO GOOD. NEITHER IS JEN.
I'LL TRY TO GET BACK HERE SOON.
I HAD BETTER GET WELL FAST....
THE DR APPT IS ON MONDAY :faint:
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.

happy2bme
04-20-2013, 12:05 PM
Sorry to hear you and Jen are sick Mel, was wondering where you've been the last 2 days. Use those wipes on the carts before you go shopping! Hope you get better quickly. Rest up.

Annie - safe travels and have a great time on your honeymoon.

Shad - wrapping it up at the office? You'll be back home soon.

Take care packing up Michelle - be mindful of your back. Hope you can get some people to help out.

Laura - looks like you got bombarded with more rain again. Better look into a rubber boat :lol:

Ceejay - hope all turned out well with the furniture pick up.

We finally have a sunny day out there. Got quite a bit of snow yesterday. Now I hope it all melts once and for all. I'm going to try and do some cleaning while I mull over my next 2 writing assignments. One more week of class, finals next Friday.

Hope everyone has a good weekend.

diyana
04-20-2013, 01:37 PM
Busy morning....met with a friend who is also my personal trainer/coach to say goodbye. Then home to tidy up the place a bit as the landlady scheduled two showings with potential renters. She's hoping to have the place rented by June 1, which would be nice so I don't have to pay any extra in rent.

Now that everyone's gone and I've had lunch...it's back to packing up and pitching out. Doing more of the latter than the former. My roommate is staying with a friend in downtown Milwaukee, so it will be just me and the doggies tonight.

Happy - Thanks for the advice. I am definitely going to take it. I have WAY too much stuff to move and have to pare down.

Better get off the computer for awhile.

Much love and hugs to all,

MELODY525
04-20-2013, 03:29 PM
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Afternoon Chicklettes.

Jen & I took a short walk down the street. Richie is working OT.
We needed some ginger ale and saltines.
We are both feeling better after freezing outside:brr:
The wind is unreal. Hope it warms up a bit tomorrow.

I am leaving early in the morning on Monday.
This is the Dr for the wh.chair papers.
Hope to get them signed and out of there.

We never made it to the supermarket Thursday.
I called to tell Jen I was sick & she was already in the loo! :rofl:
A lot of seniors were sick....I think it was the election.
One of the women on the poll called to say they're sick too.
What a frassing mess.

I need to go back & read your adventures.
Not doing any personals yet.
Still feeling too queasy sitting here.

Thanks for the good thoughts. I will catch up probably on Tuesday.
Stay well & happy Sunday/Monday.

MELODY525
04-20-2013, 03:59 PM
OK SO I LIED AGAIN....YOU GUYS WROTE SO LITTLE...THAT I AM ALL CAUGHT UP....BUT WTF IS SHADDIE??????



HAPPY....WILL YOU CUT THE CRAP WITH THE SNOW ALREADY!!
YOU KEEP THIS UP AND IT'S BOUND TO HEAD MY WAY!!!:cry: :lol3:
WE NEEDED AN ARK LAST NIGHT!! OMG!!! CRASH & BAM!
HOW IS DH & THE PALPS???
HOPING HE STAYS CALM (YEAH RIGHT) AND GOES WITH THE FLOW.
part @: i see shoveling is the new physical therapy??
Tell him don't make me come there and smack the crap out of him.
My legs don't work but my arms still pack a wallop!! :tantrum:
OOPS....LOST MY CAPS....THE TURKEYS DIGGING CRACKED ME UP!!
SHOW THEM WHERE YOU WANT A GARDEN!
LET THEM TILL THE SOIL!
GOOD LUCK WITH THE LAST 2 CLASSES!!
YOU SCHOOL GIRL YOU!! :write:




ANNIE...I AM SO GLAD THE SUN SHONE ON YOU & C!!
CONGRATULATIONS MRS. HOGGENDOBBER!!:lol:
(From author Rita Mae Brown's murder series)

THE "SHOOT THE BULL" JOKE WAS PRICELESS. ROFLMAO
SORRY THE JOB MOVE IS STILL "GOING ON"!! DANG WOMAN!!
WE GOT YOUR PKG THIS AM!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
IT WILL KEEP BOTH OF US HAPPY & BUSY. PERFECT TIMING!!
HAPPY HONEYMOON!!:belly:




CEEJAY....WHAT A MESS WITH THE CREDIT CARD!!
HOPE YOU GET IT ALL FIXED UP.
I ALWAYS THINK THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO ME!! YIKES!!
I AM GLAD YOUR FOOD IS GETTING BETTER TOO.
CONGRATS AND GOOD LUCK! DOING A GOOD JOB.
HOPE THE DR APPROVES THE 2 PILLS IN ONE FOR THE BP.




LAURA....GLAD THE SEEPAGE WAS MINIMAL.
LATELY THE WIND & WATER ARE CAUSING BIG PROBS.
HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD TIME AT THE SHOW.
WAS IT FUNNIER IN PERSON???
CONGRATS ON WEARING THE KHAKIS!!! WTG!!!
I AM SO PROUD OF YOU WITH THIS WW THING.



MICHELLE....GLAD TO HEAR ABOUT THE JOB.
HOPE IT ALL WORKS OUT.
HAPPY TO HEAR YOU HAVE A PLACE TO STAY TOO.
SAFE TRAVELS ON THAT LONG TRIP. WILL SEND A PRAYER!
BET THE OLD JOB WAS SHOCKED.

Shad
04-20-2013, 10:15 PM
'WTF' is Shaddie is here. Been not too well myself and it hurt to open the eyes to a computer screen. But all is well now and I am starting to pack to go home. Fortunately I don't have as much cr*p as Michelle.

I've pared down the wardrobe and packed the majority of my stuff apart from what I will need next week and I'm eating out the fridge and the pantry but will be hanging out for a fresh food meal come Thursday. There will still be stuff left over but I working on the majority of that stuff to be able to go home with me. It's a juggling act.

I then have three weeks at home doing the medical rounds and should have a new tooth, perfect skin, 20/20 eyesight and full hearing by then Oh yeah right I will also be 64 years old. Dammit. I don't feel that old.

Been doing the exercises on my knee. Upped the swimming laps to 24 and hopefully by tomorrow 28. The knee feels okay but still has its moments like on Friday when a nerve or two came roaring back to life - and had an axe been handy I might have been tempted to hack the whole thing off.

This site gets more ridiculous. I hit the enter key to space down a line so it posted everything. Guess I was lucky not to lose it instead.

The job gets sillier. My man from Micks mob
is up here on Monday through Wednesday so I will have a word to him. I can't see myself delivering any good input here either. They don't want my help - or rather they do but there isn't enough work coming into the help desk for anything meaningful to happen. The entire workforce doesn't want to wait days for things to happen which is what is going on at the moment.

Im glad to hear that Annies wedding went off well and also that Michelle has a new job and is moving along. Good luck with that. Contracts are always interesting since those that interview us are not always those with whom we will work and often we find that the work we thought we interviewed for is not the work we get. So good luck with that.

And that is really about it from me. I will be back during the week as time permits and things pan out, but I will try to read your posts at least once a day. Don't get up to mischief.

diyana
04-21-2013, 03:43 PM
Yes, Shad, I have a lot of cr*p. :faint: I'm getting so tired. Luckily, my back is holding up ok so far, and I found two back braces. :)

I'd better get back to it. I hope y'all are doing well.

Love and hugs,

ceejay52
04-21-2013, 09:31 PM
Back from a long week end. Had lunch with my friend, picked up my furniture, and byw the store was not given the money. Evidently the credit card machine messed up on the banks end. The bank is mailing me a paper to sign and then they will put back the money in my account. This is the first time that has happened to me. Hope it's the last. The store owner felt bad about it. The first thing the bank said is have you consulted the store. I told them I was at the location. I wasn't blaming her at all and told her things like this happened.

Had a good visit with the uncles on Saturday and church this morning.

I'm not prepared for work tomorrow and to be honest don't really want to go.

Mel,
Sorry you and Jen were sick.

Michelle
Are you going to drive the u-haul yourself? Good luck with all the packing again. I know you are excited about the move.

Shad
Sorry you haven't been feeling well. Good for you in making those 24 laps around the pool.

Happy
Wow, 8 more inches of snow. We've have had colder weather down here this week end. Everything is green.

Laura
Congrats on getting in to a smaller size pants.

Not much else is going on.

happy2bme
04-22-2013, 11:06 AM
Good morning all,

We finally got a bit of sun but we are predicted to get 5 to 8 more inches of snow or rain (probably not that much if it stays rain) tonight. :tantrum: Geez I'm so tired of this stuff. The concert on Saturday was fun, the band was really good. It's the guitar player and his wife who is his bass player. They don't have a regular drummer, they pick up a local drummer everywhere they play. Which blows my mind because how can someone pick up their style of music and know all these different songs??? The drummer was a local guy who was young and very, very good. He seemed to be having a good time and said he was learning a lot playing with these two. Glad we got out. Yesterday was gloomy and cold and just a blah day in general. I had to force myself to do things. DH watched tv and took naps.

It's nice right now and DH just ran out for a blood test. He suggested when he gets back we go for a walk before it gets ugly out there. I have a lot of housework to do today and I'd rather get to that but he will get all rheee rheee on me if I don't go so let me get off the computer and get ready for when he comes back.

I'll be back later for personals.

Laura705
04-22-2013, 04:03 PM
Hi all. Busy weekend.

Mel - I hope you & Jen are better & your dr visit goes well & you get the paperwork for the chair all sorted.

Shad - Sorry the knee was giving you trouble & that you weren't feeling well. Hope your last days in Darwin are going okay. You must so be looking forward to the break even if it'll cost you a pile & is filled w/appts.

Ceejay - sounds like a nice weekend, glad you're getting the cr card thingie sorted. I didn't want to go to work today either...so I didn't!!

Happy - we had some snow fri pm & it wasn't great to wake to a coating of snow on the lawns. & roofs Saturday am. But it was a sunny day & melted off quickly enough. Takes a lot of talent to join a band & make great music on day 1. Studio musicians have that talent.

Michelle - hope the packing is going well for you. Glad to hear you have the support belts!!

Hope Aanie is enjoying her honeymoon. I'll have to check the weather down there.
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Quite a busy weekend. Circuit class, dentist. After that I shopped for bras, oh fun. Didn't find anything great, and the best of the sport bra contenders was $46!!!! :yikes: ended up buying two clearance ones that I can layer if need be , but I don't really do. Any high impact exercise like jogging or jumping, so it's not a huge deal. After that I was thoroughly tired of trying on clothes so I didn't address my need for dress slacks.

Comedian Jim Gaffigan was at the Chicago Theater, and he was great. Soooo funny. We also had a nice dinner at a popular BBQ place in my old neighborhood called Smoque- been featured on diners, drive-ins & dives & also Check Please. Casual & tasty, wish we lived closer, but its right off the expressway so it's not hard to get to.

Sunday it was the k'bell class. We added two students, an out of shape husband & wife. Good thing I had my own bell cuz the lightest ones were well in demand! The three asked me where I bought mine, so I can hope they might have their own next week & maybe I can get the 10-lb one to use until I get tired & switch to my lighter one, just to keep vhallenging myself.

Lunch w bf & my friend was nice, but my chicken pot pie was disappointing - not very flavorful. And I thought the soup special would be like the Greek egg lemon, but no, it was again a bland creamy soup with chicken & rice. Too much bland & heavy in that meal. We went back to her place for a bit & visited & the best part of the meal was Portillo 's chocolate cake D had from yesterday that she shared w me.

Back home, a stop at the produce/ deli & then the dog walk.

I was thoroughly tired after all that & the late night Saturday (9:30 show, ended 11-ish, home by midnight ) & up too early on Sunday.

I was still so tired this morning I decided to play hooky this morning & slept in a bit & have played the couch potato all day. Shame on me! And I'm still in Jammie's.

I'll post & get dressed - I'm wasting a lovely day out there !! TTFN!

ceejay52
04-22-2013, 06:29 PM
Happy
I don't think I'd like all that snow. Make a large pot of stew and hunker down for a while longer. Glad you enjoyed the show this past week end. I love a good drummer.

Laura
Lucky you in not going to work. If it weren't such a hassle here to get someone to work for me I'd be taking off more. But I have to schedule my day's off. Bosses don't like for me to be sick.
Congrats on the nsv of smaller pants. I'll take inches as well as pounds.

Mel
How are you and Jen doing?

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Not much going on today at work. I'm thankful for that. Had to switch well combinations. Running 5 and 6 wells instead of 4 and 5 wells. Don't like to run well 6 as it has a bit more iron content in the water.
Supposed to rain tomorrow. I'm not looking forward to that.
My friend/boss told me this morning that the plant would be inspected next Wednesday.
Making plans to go out to the river Thursday to see if it's come up any. All that flooding up north should help us out.

Shad
04-22-2013, 06:36 PM
Still here, just busy packing my stuff and getting it all sorted. One more day and then on Thursday a plane and home for 3 WHOLE WEEKS.

ceejay52
04-23-2013, 09:18 AM
This sure is a quiet place this week.

Shad
I know you are looking forward to sleeping in your own bed for the next few weeks.

Nothing new to report.

happy2bme
04-23-2013, 10:27 AM
Morning all,

We got close to a foot of snow which started yesterday evening. It's great packing snow which means it will be a pistol to shovel and will not plow too easily either. I will do the shoveling today. It's supposed to get up to 40 degrees and start raining and will be freezing overnight so this is going to be one honking mess for a while. If you can believe the long range forecast, it's supposed to touch 60 degrees by Saturday. We'll see.

DH and I went for a walk yesterday. The forest is singing with all the spring birds singing their songs. We saw a lot of trees with big holes in them from the woodpeckers. There was also a big porcupine sitting in the large pine tree in the back of our property. DH tried to take a picture but it was too high up to get a good shot. My cousin said they are nuisance animals and will strip the tree of it's bark looking to get at grubs and such. No sign of the bear yet :crossed: but I'm sure as soon as it hits 50 degrees he will be waking up and roaming around.

Not much else new around here. My writing classes finish this week. Need to decide what project I want to adopt for May. I'm thinking I need to focus on some decluttering as well as getting ready to stage out the garden.

Ceejay - I know they have flood warnings in Memphis so I think the water is headed for a drive by. None of our snow/rain/water is dumping in the Mississippi but there is certainly a fair lot from Illinois and their torrential rains lately. Why don't you like pump 6? Does the iron content mean you have to watch it more closely?

Michelle - how goes the clean out? I'm sure this week will race by for you.

Shad - sounds like you are very much looking forward to getting home and sticking there for a while - even if you won't be doing much fun stuff. Thursday we will all join round to meet you at the airport and sing a chorus or two of "When I'm 64". I totally understand how you feel about the years creeping up. I think it comes from too many wishing it were Friday moments - wished my life away ;) :lol: But you will certainly be a brand spanking shiny new version of yourself after you leave all your earnings at the doctors. Glad to hear the knee is better but the occasional twinge lets you know it's not at 100 percent yet. Those things take their sweet time healing.

Hope Annie is having fun on her honeymoon. Looks like nice weather - not so much for swimming but enough to lie on the beach and get some sun. I imagine it's nice too in that the regular crowds have not yet arrived so it's got to be far more enjoyable with just a few random folks.

Mel you cracked me up with the Mrs. Hoggendobber. Gotta love those Brit names. Hope you and Jen are not suffering from the flu again. I made a big pot of chicken stock yesterday, will be no trouble to set some aside for you. Would you like chicken soup or chicken pot pies?

Laura - glad that the comedy club was a nice night out. Usually can't go wrong with that. I know it's a long way off but 11/14 there is a show Defending the Caveman up your way. That was one of THE funniest shows I have ever seen. I saw it in Memphis with a couple of my friends and we all had a great time. If it was earlier in the year I'd even plan a trip to come up and see it again - just thought I'd mention it. They are going to do a show in Munster IN also in the summer I believe. As for the sports bras, I was shocked too at how expensive they are. Better to just tape the girls down with an ace bandage :rofl: This kettle bell class you go to - is it a regular exercise class or a trainer with some clients? Now that they have new students you don't have to feel like the rookie. :lol:

That's about it. I should get dressed and go out and shovel before it starts to rain and make the snow REALLY heavy. Have a good day all...

Laura705
04-23-2013, 10:38 AM
Morning all. Back at work today.

Ceejay - You're right, it's really quiet around here lately! Several of you are busy getting ready to travel and/or are already away. It must really make things difficult with work when you're sick or really need time off at the last minute - I don't envy that.

Shad - Happy Wednesday to you and hope your last day before your break goes smoothly. Safe travels!!

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies!!! Hope all is well in your part of the world today. :spin:
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Nothing much to report since yesterday.

I took doggy for a walk by the creek. It was such a nice day yesterday. :) A giant birch tree toppled from all the rain we got last week, from the roots to the top. I wonder if they typically have shallow root systems that make them susceptible to that, or if this was unusual? Huh. I've heard pine trees have shallow root systems, and I recall a house in the next block losing a pine tree that way.

Watched several episodes of MOTG yesterday. I think it's losing it's appeal for me, though I still love to see those beautiful Scottish Highland settings. One more episode to watch to finish season 3.

Today is WW, and I'm sure I won't lose anything, and will be lucky if I don't show a gain. The weekend's eating was totally off course - we ate out 4 times! I suppose I'm okay with that because I know I was not OP at all. If I were totally OP, that would be frustrating. But when one's dutifully tracking, there really shouldn't be any surprises.

Going to see the movie "42" tonight, the one about ballplayer Jackie Robinson. Don't have a particular interest in it, but I just feel like getting out.

Temps were mild this morning, but it's supposed to drop to the 40's and rain as the day progresses. Boo. Looks like Annie's getting weather in the 70's - nice. Enjoy sistah!! :sunny: :beach:

Okay, back to work. :comp:

Laura705
04-23-2013, 11:34 AM
Happy - This time you were typing above my head! :D

Ugh, more snow for you! I don't know how you deal with so much snow so late in the season. Everyone here is really tired of this un-springlike weather, but I guess our hopes are kept high by the occasional pleasant days like the one we had yesterday.

I've heard Defending the Caveman is funny - maybe I'll check into that. As long as it's not a musical, I might have a chance of getting bf to go with me. ;)

The k'bell class is sort of a hybrid of a fitness class and personal training - I think the student limit was 6 or 8, and right now we're at 4. Sunday's class was the first class the instructor actually spent a little bit of time not exercising with us, but assisting the students. More the new folks than us two "vets" (LOL), but I'm sure not accustomed to a virtual stranger touching me, especially when I'm at my sweatiest. Ick, wouldn't like that part of being a trainer. Anyway, he said he was on a z-pak and and I missed the part about him being sick but I assume that was the case. He claimed he might not do much exercising with us that day, but he did about 95% with us, and this is after he taught the class before ours, so he couldn't have been all that sick anymore. Then again he's young...

Okay, don't overdo it shoveling!!

MELODY525
04-23-2013, 02:07 PM
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Let's sit and enjoy a cuppa together:cofdate:

We left here about 10 am and got home after 4pm. I am still exhausted.
The Dr pulled my legs and arms so much my shoulder is acting up.

His office was a nightmare and he was overbooked.
I cannot begin to tell you wheelchairs all over the frassing place.
Looked like a bloody parking lot.
he was in his "i am an arse" mode too. I hate when he gets like that.
Then he talked more to Jen than me and I had a hundred questions.
I said fook it to myself and wrote them down for my "house call" Dr.
All in all a horrible day.

As if that wasn't enough...
To top it all off I couldn't sleep in my bed because of my neck & back.
Maybe good thing cause there were 2 alarms during the night.
2 & 5 AM.:faint:

Sorry about no personals but I just can't sit here.
Trying to just rest & not take anymore meds.
My stomach cannot go thru this so soon.

My chair papers are signed and faxed out to the ins. company.
Now we await their arguments and the battle.
I am sure they're not going to approve it without some kind of fight.

For now I am just watching TV and not doing anything.
I put the sign on the door and turned off the phones till 4.

Hope you are all well and if I am back to normal...see ya in the morning.
Sending love to you all:grouphug:

OK this is the end of the whining session:tantrum:

MELODY525
04-24-2013, 08:36 AM
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISSY SHAD!!!:hb:
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!!:gift:

ceejay52
04-24-2013, 09:03 AM
Happy birthday shad
:bday2you:

MELODY525
04-24-2013, 09:05 AM
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Would you believe we had a major leak in the comm. room late last night.
The tenants were leaving the room after bigo when it began.
Got to bed around midnight. I don't even remember hitting the pillow!!
I called the plumber and the office can deal with it all this morning.
I left notes for everyone with the maint. man.
The plumber texted and I texted back....see the office:rofl:
Jen & I watched TV in the Community room till the leak was under control.
Feeling better today and more flexible without pain.
Gotta be one good thing!!
Time for breakfast. My new fave is TJ's frozen pancakes!!:hun:
Have a super day everyone:encore:




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SHAD......I thought we lost you.
Hope you are feeling much better and ready to celebrate:cheers:
You're going to be poked and prodded like we got at the Dr's office.
Next time just come with us!!!
I hope the knee continues to heal. Is this normal healing time???
As for this site...I hit enter the other day and my post disappeared in the reply box!! ROFLMAO
Now I write all the time on notepad and paste.
Good thing I had a friend tell me to use another window YEARS ago!!
Also....I do wish that job would get their chit together...bet you do too!!!
Enjoy your time off!!




CEEJAY..... I am glad your credit card was taken care of.
Weird things happen with machines!!
Hope you like the furniture and your weekend sounded nice.
I hate inspections!! Good luck with yours. :hug:
The flooding pictures this year are terrible.
All these poor people. What a shame.




HAPPY.... I cannot believe all this frassing snow hitting you.
So glad you both had a good time at the concert.
The drummer must have been thrilled!!
It's good the DH drags you out of the house.
Exercise is good for the heart....and mind! LOL
The poor birds are under snow!!! Send them here.
We're only having rainy days.
Send both the soup and pies!! We love both.
I could use an apple pie with vanilla ice cream too if you find the time:lol3:



LAURA.....did I say congrats on the pants yet?? I forget!
Glad your night out was a good one. Yum on the dinner too:drool:
Some of the prices for everyday bras are just as ridiculous!
I've been shopping around the ned and almost fainted. LOL
That;s OK though...the girls like to be swinging free!!!!!!!!!!!!
Playing hooky is nice! I need to try that!!:dance:



ANNIE.....We've been thinking of you.
Hoping you're getting great weather and having a grand time:hug:



MICHELLE.... You're going to need a moving van with all that stuff!!
Yikes!! Hope you whittled the piles down to a size you can handle on the road.

Laura705
04-24-2013, 10:09 AM
Happy
Birthday
Shad!!

:hb::balloons::gift:

Laura705
04-24-2013, 10:51 AM
Morning all.

Mel - Sorry yesterday was so awful at the doc's (I HATE when they overbook - the arses think their time is more valuable than ours - jerks!!), and then as if that weren't enough, it ended with a leak! Boo! I hope your day today is better, so far so good - you sent the plumber to the office and you're less achey! :) Yeh, bras are ridiculously costly, but when I think about it, they are a lot more labor intensive to make than other clothing, such as tops. If I could get away with wearing comfy no-wire bras all the time, it would be great, but various snapshots tell me I need to say goodbye to those and buy something that'll flatter and support the girls. Sigh. And bra shopping is the worst because they really do need to be tried on. Sigh.

Shad - Safe travels today and I hope you have time left once you land to have a happy birthday celebration. :) You so deserve this break!! :yes:

Hellos to the rest of you. :wave:
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Went to the movie "42" last night. It was a good movie. It was "based on a true story" so I'm sure many liberties were taken with the telling of Jackie Robinson's entry into major league baseball. They did of course address the racism he faced, but almost certainly glossed over things even worse than what they included in the movie. Harrison Ford was good as the Dodgers' owner, but I know nothing of the real Branch Ricky to know if he was really that over the top in character. I guess my unfamiliarity with the whole story and the 1940's Dodgers, including manager Leo Durocher (sp?) probably means I didn't get as much out of the movie as those in the know. But it was an entertaining couple hours.

Oh, I lost 0.4 pounds yesterday in my ww w-i. That was surprising, but then again, I wore my featherlight silk blouse on purpose, LOL. My total loss on ww is 10.4 pounds now.

Tonight I may go to an exercise class. My back's feeling a bit cranky today though, so maybe not. We'll see.

Back to the salt mines! :running:

happy2bme
04-24-2013, 10:59 AM
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diyana
04-24-2013, 11:23 AM
Happy Birthday, Shad!! :celebrate::bday2::bday2you::hb::gift::woo:

diyana
04-24-2013, 11:30 AM
Sorry for being away. I've been crazy busy. I think I just have one more trip to Goodwill, and the rest of the stuff is going with me.

In response to Mel's comment, I am actually renting a 22' truck and towing my car on a trailer behind. I'll be okay. I've driven a truck nearly that big. And I've got a friend coming with me for someone to talk to other than Santa. I'm confident I'll do fine with the drive. Since I'm towing a trailer, I can't legally go faster than 55 mph. It'll take me 5 days to get to CA.

I have friends coming to help me load the truck on Saturday, and my friend that's going with me can't leave until Sunday morning, so that's when we're heading out. I should arrive in CA sometime next Thursday, and then I'm coordinating with friends there to help me move nearly all my stuff into storage since I'll be staying with my step-mom when I first get there.

Gotta get back to it. This stuff won't pack itself.

Sorry for not having time to do personals.

Much love and many hugs to all,

happy2bme
04-24-2013, 11:53 AM
Good morning ladies,

Happy birthday (and travels) Miss Shad. Hope the airlines are particularly nice to you today. Now her birthday is really our tomorrow but her today on that side of the pond, right? I am easily confused but totally in support of a two day celebration. I'll bet it feels good to be back home for a while.

Laura - thanks for the movie review, that one is showing at our local theater. Might have to check it out. I hate underwire bras. Should wear one myself but I have never found one that is comfortable. They are like shoes, they are ok in the store trying them on but then after an hour you want to just rip them off. Bras and shoes - so much more of a hassle than buying tops :rofl: Congratulations on your 10 pounds down - just in time for spring and warmer weather :cp: that's got to be a great feeling. Keep at it!

Morning Mel - did I miss the pancake breakfast? :hungry: I made some blueberry and raspberry pancakes and had left over batter so I made the remaining pancakes and froze them (based on a friend's recommendation who does it for her kids) - I was pleasantly surprised at how well they came out when I warmed them later. Hope the leeks are all fixed and everyone is warm and dry now. Just like the zoo, always something to see at your building. Sorry to hear the doctor's office visit was such a pain. He doesn't know the half of it. Not sure if you are supposed to feel sorry for them or just stand up to demanding your part of their time! I HATE that they purposely overbook because they anticipate cancellations yet this often means the patients are the ones who really suffer. Can't even imagine a room full of wheelchairs. It's hard enough maneuvering around the walkers. Beep, beep...

:wave: Ceejay and Michelle

The snow melted pretty quickly yesterday. We still have a lot but it's starting to melt. The ground is thawing too, you can tell by how much the water is absorbed in the driveway. It also ushers in the most nerve wracking time of year for me - the great defrost and in ground seepage. We have a sump pump where the water drains in from around the foundation in the house and it just started to kick on today. When it gets rolling, the pump with pretty much run non stop. Should the pump die (or the power go out), the water will fill up and flood our basement. Now that water is draining in, that also means the frost line is thawing. We think a hen turkey has decided that our outside air conditioning unit will make a good place for a nest. :no: DH is worried that its too easy pickings for a fox. I told him he has to be turkey daddy and stand guard :rofl: The weather is actually supposed to be gorgeous for the weekend - in the 60's and 70's. I wish :crossed: We were out shoveling in the bright sun yesterday and it wasn't half bad. Today is more overcast and a bit damp and chilly. We will probably go for our walk before the rain and thunderstorms hit later.

This is the last week of my writing classes, today and Friday are the last 2 lessons. I'm glad I took these, got some good information here. Just have to apply the chair glue as they say and get in the habit of writing every day.

I should get busy now. Have a good day everyone.

happy2bme
04-24-2013, 11:56 AM
Yikes Michelle - that's a big truck but I figured you'd need something in order to tow your car too. 5 days - that's like having a Conestoga wagon train :lol: But at least you have allotted reasonable time to get there. I hope the weather holds up for you too :crossed: That's great that you got someone to travel with you - I sure would be nervous driving that far in a truck by myself and I'm sure it will help to pass the time. Sounds like you are making good progress going through your stuff. Lucky Goodwill shoppers!

ceejay52
04-24-2013, 01:00 PM
Michelle
So glad that you have someone going with you. Wow being behind the wheel of a 22' truck would scare me. Aren't friend great to help you load the truck.

Happy
How did you like the music theory class? I've been debating taking some online classes but not sure what.

Laura
Congrats on that .4 pounds. Every little amount is worth the effort. I'm going to be disappointed big time if I don't show a loss tomorrow.

Mel
Good for you in sending a text back to see the office. I hate long waits in the doctor's office but sometime things like this has to be done.

Shad
Safe travels.

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Inspection today from the health department.
We had rain during the night. The front has brought in some cold air. :brr:
My knee's are feeling the cold air. They don't want to move. Oh well life goes on.

Laura705
04-24-2013, 03:21 PM
Michelle - That's a big truck to drive, and towing your car behind to boot!! Glad you'll have a friend with you for this looong drive. Good job getting rid of so much. I really need to dig in at the house - thirteen years later we have accumulated a LOT. Do you feel lighter now that you've gotten rid of a lot of stuff? I always worry I'll miss something when I get rid of it, but in the end, I think if you haven't had it out of a box and needed it enough to dig it out of the box, then you probably won't miss it. Items of sentimental value don't count, of course... every once in a while I'll remember an article of clothing I've donated and think "maybe I might have worn it again", or "now it'll fit, maybe I would have worn it again", but usually the feeling is more sentimental than a real desire to have it again. Maybe if I get rid of something I'll snap a photo of it first...

Happy - I agree that we should celebrate Shad's b-day for two days, especially since she's busy traveling today. :D Scary thinking of the power going out and the basement flooding. Do you have one of those alarms you place on the floor that will sound when it comes in contact with water? That's what alerted bf to our seepage last week. Re bras - yeh, underwires are not comfortable and whoever invented them is evil. :devil: I can't believe they actually have underwire sports bras - no way am I going that route! I will layer a couple of the stretchy ones before doing that!

Ceejay - Good luck with the inspection - I hope everything goes smoothly. It's chilly here today too (40's), but at least it's sunny. :sunny: I wore my really long unlined trench coat today to keep my legs a bit warmer and it was alright with my sweater underneath. Not really cold enough for my long down coat anymore. I sort of need something in between the unlined coat and my down coat - maybe a trench coat with a zip-out lining. Especially for the days where it starts out cold and warms up in the afternoon. I actually had two of those types of trench coats, but I think they'd look more dated than "classic" by now.

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We just had a fire drill. I'd forgotten - they always fall the week after the building safety meeting, which was last Wed.

Okay, I'm rambling. Stop, post, work.

Shad
04-24-2013, 07:53 PM
Morning,
So today is Anzac day and I've been to Dawn Parade, given thanks for those who have fallen and who are still with us. It is interesting to note that where ever I go over this great big island, Australians do not sing. Probably they don't know the words - to the traditional military hymns or the national anthem. They just sit there or stand there like dummies. Really don't know why they bother to go if they are not going to participate.

So I have an announcement to make. On Tuesday, I was so frustrated and fed up with not having enough to do that yesterday I went in and told them I would not be signing the new contract, and that I would be finishing up that afternoon. I said goodbye to those I liked and ignored the others and finished up. So I have no job anymore, but hey I care about this because?????

Just call me an unemployed bum.

Thank you all for the birthday wishes. I appreciate them greatly although I should not be having birthdays at my age. It is not good for my health.

I'm off to finish my packing, clean the apartment, take my bags down to the car and when I get home tonight, I will sit down and write some personals. It will be nice to know that I don't have to do anything except that which I want to do for a while.

happy2bme
04-24-2013, 08:38 PM
Welcome to my wonderful life Joy. At least for a little while. It is most refreshing on the body which, if you are about to go get some exams, that might be helpful. Not so helpful on the checkbook to pay said doctors but hey, as Mel would say - things have a tendency to work themselves out. I totally get where you are coming from and sometimes you just had enough and even if you look in the farthest point of the toe of your biggest sock, you cannot find one iota of tolerance to get you through the next day.

Things will turn up in time, you know they will and you are good at planning and making things happen so no worries. Happy Birthday to you my friend and safe travels. :cheers:

MELODY525
04-25-2013, 08:30 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKIES

MORE ALARMS YESTERDAY. WTF IS GOING ON??
THERE IS NO REST FOR THE WEARY.
EVEN JEN MADE A COMMENT WHEN SHE FOUND ME GONE.
SHE WANTED TO KNOW WHEN I WAS GOING TO BE ABLE TO REST. :lol3:
I HAD A LAUGH WHEN I READ LAURA'S POST.
SHE HAD A FIRE DRILL.....I CRACKED UP AT THE IRONY.
NOW THE SENIORS ARE TRYING TO BURN THE BUILDING DOWN AGAIN :flame:
YESTERDAY THE FIREMEN YELLED AT THE TENANT.
POOR WOMAN SPEAKS NO ENGLISH...MAINT. MAN HAD TO TRANSLATE.
WHAT A DISASTER...SHE OPENED THE DOOR AND SMOKE FILLED THE AIR VENTS.
SET OFF ALL THE ALARMS THEN. FIREMEN WERE FURIOUS.
IT JUST SEEMS THAT EACH TIME I GET IN FRONT OF THE TV, AN ALARM GOES OFF. :rofl:
MAYBE I BETTER FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO AMUSE ME!

TIME FOR BREAKFAST AND THEN A SHOWER.
HOPE YOU GALS HAVE A GREAT DAY.





LAURA....CONGRATULATIONS ON THE WEIGHTLOSS TOTAL.
DOING A GREAT JOB. I MENTIONED TO THE OFFICE HOW WELL YOU ARE DOING. HINT. HINT. I WORRY ABOUT THEM.
I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT JACKIE ROBINSON'S HISTORY EITHER.
AND I STILL CANNOT BELIEVE HARRISON FORD IS MARRIED TO CALISTA FLOCKHART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





HAPPY....YOU ARE THE NEXT BIRTHDAY GIRL ON SATURDAY:hb:
I HOPE THE SUN IS SHINING RATHER THAN SNOWING FOR YOUR DAY!!!
HOW DOES DH LIKE HIS NEW JOB AS GODFATHER-SECURITY GUARD TO THE NEW HEN??? :rofl:
GOOD LUCK WITH THE 2 LESSONS FOR WRITING.
YOU'RE MY HERO TAKING CLASSES.
I'LL SEND OUT SOME ELMER'S TO KEEP YOU SEATED!!!





MICHELLE....GLAD TO HEAR SOMEONE WILL BE WITH YOU.
THAT'S A LONG DRIVE AND I WAS CONCERNED.
I CANNOT BELIEVE THE TIME HAS FLOWN BY SO QUICKLY. ARE YOU EXCITED????
LET ME SAY SAFE TRAVELS TO YOU AND LET US KNOW WHEN YOU ARRIVE IF YOU CAN :hug:
PS: MAYBE YOU CAN ATTACH ME TO THE CAR AND TOW ME TTO CA AS WELL:beach:





CEEJAY......HOPE THE INSPECTIONS WENT OK YESTERDAY.
I HEAR YA ON THE COLD AND THE KNEES.
THIS WEATHER IS MAKING ME NUTS.
WE BOTH ARE FREEZING OVER HERE.





SHAD....I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABBOUT THE JOB.
IT'S BEEN SUCH A STRAIN & A PAIN.
GLAD YOU DID WHAT YOU FELT WAS RIGHT FOR YOU.
I AM THINKING YOU REALLY NEEDED A BREAK.
THESE JOBS HAVE GOINE ON FOR QUITE AWHILE AND TRAVELING WITHOUT A GOOD LONG TIME HOME.
TREASURE THE MOMENTS HOME NOW AND RELAX:hug:
HOW CAN I FORGET ANZAC DAY WHEN IT'S ON YOUR BD?????

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diyana
04-25-2013, 08:38 AM
I have officially entered the "OMG, how am I going to get this all done" phase!

ceejay52
04-25-2013, 10:18 AM
Michelle
Don't panic--work diligently and all this will be good. I'm getting rid of a lot of things now as I have plans to move in 2 more years.

Mel
Wow all those alarms and a fireman getting aggravated and spoke his peace. That's not a good thing. Hope you find some time to rest today.

LAURA,
We don't have fire drills where I work now. Even though some electric fires could break out but most of them would be contained to that pump motor.

Happy
Maybe this will be the last of the snow.

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Shad
Safe travels and once you are home relax. That's what I'm looking forward to this week end.

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I texted my gf last night to tell her I wasn't going out to lunch today. I'm tired of the places we go eat and the Mexican restaurant puts more sodium in my body than I like.
Weigh in this morning was good for a change. Most of the 4 pounds I lost were fluid pounds as I've been taking my fluid med on a regular basis this week. At least my body is not swollen.
Inspection went as well as could be expected. This was for a fluoride inspection only. I had to do a fluoride test as well with the man from the Health Department standing there. That made me nervous. I've never had to do that before in my 21 years here.

Laura705
04-25-2013, 10:45 AM
Morning all.

Michelle - I would have been at that point right after accepting the offer!!! Just try to keep calm, keep checking your lists, and get enough rest. :yoga: I might second Mel's request and sneak into the truck and go with you to CA. When May comes in a week and I'm still wearing turtlenecks, scarves, and gloves, it's time to move to a warmer climate!!!

Shad - No job, but I'm sure you didn't renew your contract because the idea of no job is much more palatable than continuing to tolerate this assignment. Have a good rest and enjoy your time at home. You deserve it!! Oh, and Happy Birthday, part II. :D :woo:

Mel - I'd forgotten Harrison Ford was married to Calista F. Quite the age difference, but if it works for them, so be it. Sorry you had the alarm issues yesterday. Did the maintenance man also translate the fireman's fury? Probably no need... Yeh, stop with the tv, maybe the alarms will stop, LOL. Hope you get some peace and NO ALARMS today!!!

Ceejay - Congrats on the weight loss - 4 pounds??!! Awesome!! :cp: I'd have been nervous as heck with someone watching me do that test. I don't like when someone's looking over my shoulder!! Is it your weekend yet, or does that start tomorrow?? I didn't work Monday and I'm jonesing for Friday to come...

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The admin reminded me yesterday that we had to prepare our job/career development plans. I'm mostly done, but I just hate doing this. I'm getting particularly nervous about what's to come because although the boss was vague about the timing (in 1-2 years) of her retirement, I feel it's going to be sooner than I thought. I don't like or trust her boss AT ALL, so I don't know what they might plan to do with our department in the way of changes. Sigh.

I watched the last episode of Series 3 of MOTG last night. Sad one, and I bawled several times throughout. Not sure if I'm ready to move on to series 4 yet, or to go back to Mad Men. Or just give both of those shows a break for now. Anyone watching anything interesting?

Been reading a volume of short stories ("Tenth of December" by George Saunders and it's been interesting - this is a very creative author. I'm thinking if I decide to host a book club in the near future, I might choose this one. We've never done short stories before, and for those who have trouble finishing the book before book club (if at all), short stories would allow them to at least read some of the stories. Then again, there are some of the group who prefer audio books - not sure if this is available in that format. Hmmm.

Other reading I want to do: the short stories of Flannery O'Connor, loaned to me by the admin, and "The Great Gatsby", since the movie is coming out May 10th and I definitely want to see it. :book2:

Okay, enough rambling .:blah: :blah: Have a great day everyone!

happy2bme
04-25-2013, 11:50 AM
Morning all,

Happy birthday Shaddie on this side of the pond, hope you were not too tired from travelling to enjoy at least a part of the day.

Looks like we are going to get some nice weather for the weekend before we dip back down to cool again. So I will be out all weekend :D Call me crazy but I did sign up for another class yesterday. It started last week so I have 3 lessons to catch up on and 4 lessons for the 2 classes I am currently taking. But the 2 classes end tomorrow and yesterday's lessons were just reading, no writing assignments. The new class I signed up for is about how to use Wordpress. I started a blog last year using this but I was unfamiliar with the software so I was more frustrated than productive. Even with only 2 lessons under my belt I've had a couple of aha moments and I will certainly use the materials as a reference point going forward. I signed up for the Wordpress course only because it started last week and runs to mid May and I don't want to be tied to anything after next month through the short but precious summer weather. I'm getting very positive feedback from my one instructor and that's nice to hear.

Mel - what the heck are the seniors doing in their apartments that is setting off the smoke alarms and summoning the fire department??? I've burned a few things in my time but I can't imagine it ever getting that bad and they seem to do this on a ROUTINE basis :yikes: Do you get cute and hunky firemen coming to your building or just the old gruff guys? :rofl: Thank you for the Elmer's, the instructor talks about applying "chair glue" to your seat to make sure you stick with your writing on a regular basis! We do not want to encourage turkeys to have nests close to our house - too easy for the foxes and raccoons to pillage them. Maybe we can put collars on the turkeys like electronic cat doors and they can go and nest in DH's garden beds in the fenced area in the yard :lol: Oh wait - that's MY garden beds. Never mind... How is your bashed leg doing?

Shad - a respectful Anzac Day to you. I agree that it's sad that people do not know the words to the national anthems. We start sporting events here with the singing of the anthem and I am saddened by how many of the athletes (who they show on the television as they are playing the song) not only don't sing but also do not show the respect for hand over heart for our country's flag and the freedom it represents. I would think the coaches would "coach" them to behave appropriately. Between them and the people in Hollywood, they set some pretty poor examples of how to behave. But I digress. So have you made any plans for your time off?

Ceejay - congratulations on the 4 pounds down! :cp: And for doing well with the inspector looking over your shoulder. Eeek. But as I have found, being nervous does tend to make one more aware and careful. I'll take a bit of nerves over overly cocky assurances any day. Good job on passing up the restaurants that just bloat you up with salt. Or in the case of Mexican who can avoid guacamole and sour cream and cheese? :lol:

Laura - I have no books to recommend as most of what I've been reading has been reference books for my classes. I was going to look into "The Perfect Storm" because it was written by the author's viewpoint of what he felt was the last days of the people on the ship that went down based on interviews with others and research. But then I looked at the reviews on Amazon and while most were good, the one stars were rather harsh in their assessment. I think the short stories idea is a good one, particularly if you have some book club members that never seem to get through the entire book in time to discuss it ( not naming names here or pointing fingers at myself :o ) One book I did enjoy that we did for book club several years ago was One Thousand White Women - The Journals Of May Dodd. Check it out on Amazon. It was actually quite interesting. Ugh on the potential future changes with your department. Unfortunately I think when someone talks about retirement, I think that puts a big target on their back when other enterprising people might be thinking about cost cutting or making themselves look good. I guess you have to play the game too and beef up the performance objectives. Not a bad idea to look at some other stretch goals just in case to show them you are looking beyond your current duties. Would be so much more effective I think if we could just buckle down and do our work and skip the politicking, no?

Michelle - I totally understand I the how am I going to get this all done thing. When we left TN, I swear DH was going to drive off and leave without me. I was rushing as fast as I could - we were delayed because the movers showed up late the last morning and I wound up throwing a bunch of good stuff - including my toothbrush and several plants on the trash pile because DH decided we could not get one more single thing into the truck and he was leaving with or without me. God it was ugly! The only thing I can say is that you start off looking at stuff and dwelling on whether you want to keep it and you make progress, but it's slow. Then as time ticks faster and faster, and you realize that you are running out of both time and room to pack things (even in a 20 foot truck), you tend to start really flinging things out. It's VERY exhausting so hopefully you can settle down in SJ for a long, long time. Just think next week you will be settled in.

And speaking of a week flown by, I do hope that Annie is having a nice honeymoon and the deep sea fishing went well yesterday.

Have a great day everyone.

happy2bme
04-25-2013, 11:51 AM
Laura - are you planning on seeing the movie The Great Gatsby that is due out soon?

diyana
04-25-2013, 07:47 PM
I just got back from taking ex-DMIL out for dinner. We had a nice time. Tomorrow, I'm going to take Santa over there, and I'll spend a couple hours chatting with her. I also need to do a load of laundry, and my ex said I could do it at his place so I can spend time with ex-DMIL. My ex is away on a business trip and he took GF with him.

I'm hoping I get a second wind tonight so I can get everything except the computer all packed up tonight. That would be wonderful. :crossed:

UPDATE: It's about an hour later. I got a 2nd wind and packed up the linen closet, the rest of the kitchen, and a few other odds and ends. I got a lot done in a short time. The packing is not quite complete, but I am now confident that I'll get it done tomorrow morning. I'm tired now.

MELODY525
04-26-2013, 07:47 AM
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GOOD MORNING EVERYONE.

MEETINGS WENT WELL AND THEN STAYED WITH MY FRIEND.
SHE HAD A PILE OF WORK TO STILL DO BEFORE GOING HOME.
NOTHING NEW SINCE YESTERDAY. FINALLY A QUIET NIGHT.
GOING FOOD SHOPPING AND WILL SEE YOU ALL MANANA.
STAY WELL AND HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND:beach:



MICHELLE....SAFE TRAVELS.
GLAD YOU GOT THE SECOND WIND.
TAKE CARE AND GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BRAND NEW FUTURE!!





CEEJAY...BET YOU'RE GLAD THE TESTING IS OVE WITH.
I GET NERVOUS DOING STUFF IN FRONT OF PEOPLE TOO.
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE 4 LBS EVEN IF IT IS WATER.
I KEEP TELLING JEN...SODIUM IS THE ENEMY! :rofl:




LAURA....RIGHT NOW I AM HOOKED ON SCIS WITH MARK HARMON.
LAST TIME I WAS HOOKED ON THE MENTALIST.
USUALLY I AM NOT A CRIME DRAMA FAN.
I FORGET HOW THE MONARCH SERIES GOES...WAS IT THE FATHER???
WHEN I WATCHED BALLYKISSANGEL.....I CRIED MY BRAINS OUT!!
SORRY ABOUT THE BOSS & RETIREMENT AND ALSO THE "CAREER PLANS".
JUST THE KIND OF THINGS I LOVE .......NOT!
SENDING A HUG:hug:




HAPPY....YOU BUSY LITTLE WRITER YOU! :write:
GLAD TO HEAR THE FEEBACK CONTINUES TO BE POSITIVE.
YOU MIGHT BECOME A FAMOUS BLOG WRITER.
I SEE THE POINT OF THE TURKEY BEING SO CLOSE TO THE HOUSE.
POOR MR FOX WILL MISS OUT ON HIS DINNER IF SHE MOVES.
THE SQUASHED KNEE IS ALL BETTER NOW.
PAINFUL EXPERIENCE THOUGH. OUCH.
HOPE YOU HAVE SOME GOOD WEATHER OVER THE WEEKEND!!

ceejay52
04-26-2013, 08:02 AM
Mel
I love ncis and we may have to fight over mark harmon,

Michelle
Glad u r getting to spend time with x dmil.

I'm using the tablet this morning just to see if I could. Think ill like it once I get used to it




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Laura705
04-26-2013, 10:32 AM
Morning all. TGIF!!

Ceejay - I'm sure you'll love your tablet. Be patient, I'm sure you'll get the hang of it in no time. You should google "Elizabeth Boston -ask the computer lady" - she has a newsletter I've been receiving via e-mail for years, and she just started issuing a newsletter just for tablets. It might be helpful.

Mel - Glad the meetings went well. Have a good shopping trip today. I have to give the fridge a good going through because it seems very full, yet there's nothing really in there that I want to eat, LOL. I know NCIS has been on tv for a long time, so there would be plenty of past seasons to catch up with...might have to borrow it from the library (if they have it) and see if I like it. I've heard the title Ballykissangel but have no idea what it is - is it another UK tv series shown on PBS??

Michelle - Glad you made good progress yesterday and you can see the end of the packing in sight. So, today and tomorrow and then it's bye-bye WI! Hope your last two days aren't frantic and that you get to relax a bit before your long trip. Oh wait, the truck needs to be loaded... try not to overdo!

Happy - Yay for you on the positive feedback from your instructor AND for the last day of your two classes. :) The next one about Wordpress sounds interesting. Enjoy! Yeh, life would be easier if we didn't have to waste time on all that stuff that most of us equate to ticking the boxes and not having real value. If I thought my manager was really interested in the performance management and career development process, it would be a different matter. :p Thanks for the book recommendations. I think that's what's good about book clubs - reading things you might not choose yourself and opening up a new world to yourself. Yes, I do plan to see the Gatsby movie. I read that novel many years ago and it didn't make much of an impression on me, so I'm going to give it another go.

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No plans for this weekend, yay. Plenty to do though. Temps will be milder and no rain forecast, so yay for that, and I hope to be outside for more than just the dogwalks. I've been thinking that maybe some research is in order for picking a tree to replace the one we removed in front last year. I definitely want a small, slow-growing tree, perhaps a flowering one? Another important thing would be choosing something native to this area/climate.

I left work a wee bit early yesterday. Bf had a work thingy and had left the house around 11-ish, so I came home to let doggy out, and then took him for a nice long-ish walk.

I'd also wanted to go to an exercise class, but it didn't work out that way, and it's probably for the best because my hamstrings have been sore the past couple days. I will go to a class tomorrow morning, and then the k-bell class on Sunday.

Okay, back to it. Have a good weekend everyone!

:flow1::flow1::flow1::flow1::flow1:

happy2bme
04-26-2013, 05:21 PM
Hi all,

I don't know where the day flew to. It was GORGEOUS outside - 66 degrees and sunshine. I called my Mom for a bit and went outside and finally took the Christmas lights off the deck railing. :o Actually they've been frozen to the railing up to this point so this was the first opportunity to get them safely down. I made a few phone calls and send out a couple of emails. Made a pot of chicken wild rice soup for dinner (with garlic cheddar biscuits). I was supposed to be working on the last lesson for 2 of my writing classes but I didn't even get as far as opening the website. We have a busy weekend ahead - spent outside as much as possible with weather in the 70's. :carrot: We will also christen the new UTV on her maiden voyage. Hopefully the rain will stay down south.

Forgive the lack of personals but I realized I didn't post today and I have to go start dinner in 20 minutes - at least get the biscuits in the oven.

Laura - thanks for Elizabeth Boston - I could use some of her help no doubt. Will look it up. I sure know that feeling of a lot in the refrigerator yet nothing interesting to eat. Hope you can strike a balance there. I don't know the story of the Great Gatsby but I have to admit I am drawn by the music they are showing on the trailer on TV :rofl: Did you see The Impossible - the movie about the tsunami? If so what did you think? That or Django as a pick?

Ok, I want to see Mel and Ceejay battle it out over Mark Harmon. I'll keep an eye on him during the duel to make sure he doesn't get distracted and leave ;)

Happy shopping Mel - pick up some snacks we will all like!

Michelle - getting down to the wire, sounds like you have it all under control. Glad you are able to see DMIL one last time. Safe travels to you in case you cut the computer off soon. Let us know how you are doing as you make your way west. Did your roommate find another place to live or is she staying on a bit?

Shad - have you finished that big list of all you want to / have to / need to do now that you are home?

Safe travels to Annie too - don't know when she'll be headed back.

Talk to you all tomorrow. :wave:

Shad
04-26-2013, 05:25 PM
Morning all,
Yesterday went past in a bit of a blur. I unpacked and sorted and answered the phone and went through the mail in the morning and then my niece and her adorable daughter came by - the grandniece looks more like my granddaughter but with less hair than she does her sister. Just as J was about to leave, DB1 arrived and stuck around for a couple of hours and then the DS2 arrived as the brother was about to leave. He stayed until dark and chatted about things and through a few theories about and then he went off to feed the cats and do a few things about his house. He and his g/f have bought a duplex (two units on one title) up the road a bit which they plan to do up and possibly rent out to refugees/ asylum seekers. Apparently it can be a lucrative trade. Not my bag but there you go. That is houses number 5 and 6 between them. They are on paper worth well over the million mark now but if they were to sell, they wouldn't make that much by the time the taxman and the banks got their hooks into it. We are working on a strategy to get the niece into a place shortly. It's proving an interesting exercise.
DS2 tells me that now that I am an unemployed bum, he can put me to work cleaning up the new places. Oh such joy.

Laura - I used to hate those performance reviews and the ones where you looked at what you needed to learn or do to achieve those goals. I always found that although I needed to do some classes there was never the time available or course available. Was it you who asked about Ballykissangel? It's an Irish comedy soap sort of thing. Revolves around a couple of priests and the church. It can be quite funny but for some reason I just couldn't get into it. The Monarch of the Glen I enjoyed until the cast started changing and becoming a bit weird, which is what I suspect might happen to Downton Abbey if they keep changing the cast members.

Happy - good idea to keep the critturs out of the garden and from the house. Nature at its best should be kept wild. Natural predation and culling of the weakest. We may not like it since we have gone soft on the protection of the strongest of the species, but Mother Nature is all for it.

Michelle - safe travels. For every mile you click over, leave a negative thought behind you. You will get to the promised land a very positive person.

Ceejay - people looking over your shoulder while you test??? Just show them how capable you really are.

Annie - saw the results of your catch on facebook. Sounds like a fish fry coming up. Thanks for the birthday card. I'm attempting to get drunk enough to be able to read it over the weekend.

Mel - thank you so much for the birthday card and the email. I do appreciate all the thoughts from all of you. Quiet weekends are good ones.

Okay - so the taxman wants his pound of flesh this year - all due to anyone who earns over a certain amount having to pay extra to pay for flood mitigations and remediation - supposedly a temporary tax. So I need to stump up an extra $1039 for that. Temporary taxes have a habit of becoming permanent around here. I am less than impressed. I'd better go stretch myself and get some work done around here while it is still cool enough. Attached is a photo of the cute and happy little Elena.

Shad
04-26-2013, 05:46 PM
For another 24hr Celebration
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May you have fine weather, happy trails and everything else you might desire

Happy Birthday Happy

ceejay52
04-26-2013, 06:56 PM
Shad
Elana is precious. Sounds like every one was looking forward to you being at home.

Laura
Thanks, I'll look up Elizabeth Boston. My cousin's wife tried to show me some things but I'm an on hand's type of person. I've not had a chance to look at the small booklet.

Mel
I promise I want fight to hard for Mike Harmon but he is good looking. did you go shopping today?

Happy
Don't blame you for being outside most of the day today. I should have been outside yesterday but wanted to rest. And Happy Birthday

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Been down to the bank this afternoon to have them help me fill out the paperwork to try to get my money back. I can understand why they can't automatically put it back as there's to much theft going on.
Decided to ride out to the river and check things out. It's full again. It wouldn't take much more rain to get it over it's banks.
Texted my bff in Jonesboro to make more plans to go visit my sis in Branson. I've decided no to drive the full 5 to 6 hours in one trip so we're breaking it up. It will be better on both of us.
It's thundering so I'll get off the computer.

Shad
04-27-2013, 02:13 AM
Happy - for your birthday I am sending you some flowers. These greeted me when I came home on Thursday.

Might add that the DB1 is really jealous because his orchids are not flowering

MELODY525
04-27-2013, 06:18 AM
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:gift: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR MISS HAPPY!!
:hb: MAKE A WISH AND HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!

MELODY525
04-27-2013, 07:07 AM
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MORNING CHICKS :coffee:

THE WEEKEND IS STARTING OFF QUIETLY.
LOVE SILENCE IN THE EARLY MORN.
GIVES ME TIME TO THINK.....OR NOT THING I SHOULD SAY.
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IS NEW TO REPORT.
SHOPPING WAS SHORT AND FAST. HOME IN AN HOUR & A HALF.
TJ'S IS NEXT WEEK SO NO NEED FOR LOTS OF FOOD TILL THEN.

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.





:bday2you: HAPPY...MAY YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY.
WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST :hug:
I WANT SOME OF THOSE BISCUITS!!!:drool:
DINNER SOUNDED GREAT.
IS DH COOKING FOR YOU TONITE?
AND SPEAKING OF HIM....HOW IS HE FEELING?






CEEHAY....HOW ABOUT IF WE SHARE HIM??
IF WE FIGHT WE'LL BOTH BE TOO WORN OUT TO DO ANYTHING WITH HIM!!:lol3: :lol3:
GLAD TO HEAR ABOUT THE PLANS.
WILL YOU BE STOPPING OVER IN THE MIDDLE THEN?
SOMETHING NICE TO LOOK FORWARD TO.
I WAS WATCHING PICS OF THE MOBILE RIVER AND THE OVERFLOW.
HOPE YOURS DOESN'T DO THE SAME.
I SEE YOUR TABLET WORKED JUST FINE. GOOD!:carrot:





SHAD.....THE FLOWERS ARE GORGEOUS. THE BABY IS ADORABLE:bb:
WE'RE VERY JEALOUS OVER HERE TOO. POOR DB1.
MAYBE THEY GROW BETTER WITH LESS ATTENTION!!!
THE ORCHIDS NOT THE BABY. :rofl:
YOU HAD A BUSY START TO THE TIME OFF.
I CAN SEE DS2 WILL KEEP YOU EVEN BUSIER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





LAURA...YES...."BKA" IS A PBS SHOW. IT'S ABOUT A YOUNG PRIEST WHO COMES TO A RURAL TOWN AND ALL THE QUIRKY RESIDENTS....WELL THEY SEEM QUIRKY TO ME. IT IS A DRAMATIC COMEDY. LAUGHS AND SOME TEARS. THE USUAL PBS STUFF. I THINK NCIS HAS 7 OR MORE SEASONS.
HOPE YOU GET TO GO OUTSIDE TOO.
ALTHOUGH MILDER HERE THE WIND IS RIDICULOUS!




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diyana
04-27-2013, 07:16 AM
Happy Birthday, Miss Happy!!! I hope you have a wonderful birthday and birthday weekend!!

I am celebrating your birthday by loading a moving truck. I have some friends coming to help, which is nice.

First though, I have to disconnect my U-verse equipment and take it into town to return it. So I'll be without TV and Internet until hotel check in time sometime tomorrow. My friend and I are starting the trek west tomorrow morning.

If I can't post while on the road, I'll try and send progress texts to Annie or Laura (Laura, I have your phone number, right?).

Much love and many hugs to all,
Michelle

annie175
04-27-2013, 08:39 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR LOVELY SISTERS MS. SHADDIE AND MS. HAPPY!:D

CHELLE....MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU, ANGELS FLYING WITH YOU, AND GOD BLESSING YOU WITH SAFETY.....HUGS:angel:

THE HONEYMOON WAS WONDERFUL!:o WE HAD A GREAT CATCH OF FISH, UNFORTUNATELY I FORGOT MY CAMERA AND HAD A DISPOSABLE ONE THE ENTIRE VACAY. CANNOT UPLOAD SHOTS. MAYBE SOME FROM MY PHONE LATER! TRIGGER FISH WE KEPT THEN RED SNAPPER THAT WERE HUGE BUT HAD TO BE THROWN BACK DUE TO OUT OF SEASON. WE ALSO KEPT WHITE SNAPPER, MANGO SNAPPER, AMBERJACK, WE ALSO THREW BACK THE UNDERSIZED AND THE RED LIPS. FOR NINE OF US FISHING WE HAD 68 KEEPERS THAT THE FIRST MATE CLEANED AND BAGGED FOR US. WE ALL THROUGH BACK PROBABLY AROUND 90 TO 100 TOO SMALL OR NON KEEPERS. ONE LUCKY PERSON CAUGHT AN AWE SO CUTE BABY SHARK. IT WAS ABOUT 2 1/2 FEET LONG. THE REST OF THE TRIP WAS SITE SEEING, BEACH, POOL, DINING OUT AT GREAT SEAFOOD PLACES...GROUPER, MAHI MAHI, GRILLED SHRIMP SHRIMP STUFFED WITH CRAB WRAPPED WITH BACON. OMG...YUM.

HELLO TO EVERYONE...MELLIE I CAN SEE YOU HAVE BEEN HAVING A HUGE BUNCH OF CRAP GOING ON....I WISH YOU NOTHING BUT PEACE FOR A CHANGE...HUGS SISTER.

LAURA...GOOD ON YOU FOR AT LEAST LOSING INSTEAD OF GAINING. I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE I AM AT AS MY SCALES BROKE BEFORE VACATION. I AM SCARED TO EVEN FIND OUT.

GONNA POST AND GO BACK AND READ....

WILL PROBABLY POST LATER, TOMORROW OR MONDAY...

LOVES TO YOU ALL!!

annie175
04-27-2013, 08:41 AM
Ceejay....thought About You All The Way Through Tn.

annie175
04-27-2013, 08:46 AM
MELLIE...too funny on the Hoggendobber, but Curtis said to tell you that it is HoggenDIPPER.....bahahahah

happy2bme
04-27-2013, 01:15 PM
Good morning ladies,

Thank you for the birthday wishes. It's beautiful outside - sunny and supposed to get to 70 today. I opened all the shades and some of the windows (where the sun beats strongest) to get some warm, fresh air into the house. How glorious! DH is outside puttering around like Mr. Happy. Oh wait, he IS Mr. Happy :rofl: He gave me a birthday card with the absolute nicest sentiment on it - I think it's the nicest card I ever got in my life. I'm so glad he learned a few years back that I like the mushy ones, not the dumb ha ha funny ones that guys think are hysterical and girls roll their eyes at. He gave me money to go to the casino with tonight and said if he makes enough extra he will buy me my swinging chaise chair I wanted. It's not the hammock I have been begging about for years but it takes less space on the deck and has the same concept.

I have a million things to do today. I have 2 more books to pick up at the library. I am taking my final exams for my 2 writing classes. (And Ceejay I have been meaning to say to you that I was thinking of taking a music theory class later on in the year, right now I am just taking writing classes). I have one exam done, one to go. Also today kicks off the start of the countdown to my Diamond Jubilee birthday next year. It is a personal goal of mine to meet that birthday head on as a renovated person so I have documented some goals and now need to gather some statistics, measurements and pictures so I can track progress and stay motivated. I have laundry to do and some housecleaning. I'd love to get out on the deck for a little bit and get some sun and fresh air. I just need to stay focused and apply myself. :lol:

Annie - glad you are back with us. We missed you :hug: So nice that you had a wonderful vacation (and good weather I assume). The fishing trip sounded amazing. You were certainly overdue for a good time. I hope that it's something you and DH can work into each year. This is probably a good time to go, good weather and the massive crowds have not hit the beaches quite yet. And the most important thing - affordable prices!!!! :lol:

Michelle - ah I don't envy you the move and the next week but you sound very prepared and are blessed to have help along the way. I wish you a very safe trip, may the miles fly by and you arrive quickly safe and sound back where you belong. I love Shad's suggestion of leaving behind a bad moment, perhaps not at every tick of the mile but maybe as you pass through the major towns. Hope you enjoy the ride and the sights! Good luck.

Thank you Mel for the good thoughts. DH is not cooking, he is buying :rofl: Although as the warm weather increases, it's time to roll out the grill. Yum yum. He seems to be doing fine, thanks for asking. They gave him some anti-arrhythmia drugs as well as upping his potassium which is handling the few palpitations he got rather nicely. He is ready to move outdoors in the yard where he's most happy without fear of keeling over.

Shad - thank you for the flowers. I am jealous too that you have such lovely (and I'm sure fragrant) flowers. It's odd to see orchids planted in the ground - here - because of the weather I'm sure, we only see them in pots in hot houses. But they are gorgeous as is the baby. Such lovely eyes. You sure grow them pretty out that way ;) Good luck to DS2 on the housing. It is something that with thought, can be worked out. And they have time on their side. After the housing crash here, I'd be scared to be in real estate, but that is the beauty of youth - be brave before cynicism takes over :lol: It does sound like they weigh their decisions carefully - it's the flippers looking for a fast buck that generally get themselves in trouble.

Ceejay - good golly Miss Molly - talk about no good deed goes unpunished with the furniture. Sounds like you need to to enlist the advice of our resident expert on trying to get the wheels to turn in the way of justice - Miss Mellie here. :rolleyes: I do hope they get this resolved soon. Glad you are making plans to visit your sister. Hope the rivers don't rise and give you problems - we have ALOT of melted snow headed your way although I think for us it will just melt into the sandy soil and cool off the core of the earth :lol:

Laura - we had good luck with amelanchiers - service berrys also known as Shadbushes ;) We had planted 2 of them where we used to live - one on the berm on the corner which stayed small and one that wound up too close to the house because it grew WAY bigger than it was ever supposed to (I swear the magnolia trees that were there when we first bought the house fertilized that soil like liquid gold). The tree flowers gorgeous white blossoms in the spring time although you might find varieties that have different colors. Has red berries in the fall. It grew pretty fast and gave shade when mature. It was pretty disease resistant and the birds loved it. Plus we know it likes the soil and climate in your area. Might want to check it out. Neighbors had problems with their flowering cherry trees down the block. Hope your aches and pains have diminished and you can get to your exercise classes.

I'm getting hungry so I think I'll take a break and go find something to eat. Have a good weekend everyone - hopefully we all will have great weather to get outside and play.

Shad
04-27-2013, 05:20 PM
Shadberries :rofl: had to look it up. Seems that I am also named after a fish!!!!!!!
Back after a birthday breakfast.

ceejay52
04-27-2013, 05:45 PM
Afternoon
I've been taking it easy today. I set the alarm clock to go off at 6.45 a.m. However, it was still dark and raining so I slept a bit longer, 8.00 a.m. I've run out of energy lately. I've been taking my b12, 2000mcg, on a daily basis. I think I'm worn out from all the traveling I do. It is short distances, yet it still is stress.
It's thundering again. I'm ready for some warmer,dryer weather. Not 100 degree weather though.

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Michelle
May you have a safe journey this week. You are so brave in driving that big truck. I'm thankful that you have a friend going along with you.

Annie
Did you come up interstate 55 or 65? So glad you had a good week to enjoy your honeymoon/vacation. Don't laugh at your new last name. I once worked in a factory and printed cases. One of our customers food chain was H.B. Butt's. My sister actually new this person.

Shad
What beautiful flowers! I've been thinking about a putting some flowers in a large pot.

Happy
I thought about Mel during all this ordeal with the paper work etc. But now it's the wait and see game. Will you be using a word press blog to keep track of your goals? If so, I want to follow along.

Mel
Hope you are having a quiet Saturday. And yes we can share Mr. Harmon. My sister doesn't realize how hard it is on me trying to travel 5-6 hours at a time. My 62 year old body tells me about my aches and pains when I travel that long of a period of time. Yes, my friend and I will be breaking up the drive.

Laura
Did you go to your exercise class today?

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It's about time to start dinner. I'm making a meatloaf to have for lunch this week and need to finish my laundry. I'd like to clean my bedroom today if I have time but I have it so cluttered from all the decluttering that I hate to even start. My closet looks good. Now do I shut my eyes and toss the rest. I think so.

Laura705
04-27-2013, 08:02 PM
Happy Birthday Happy!!!

Hope you had a wonderful day and will have a nice evening, and most of all, a fantastic year to come. :)

:hb::celebrate::balloons:

Laura705
04-27-2013, 08:56 PM
Good evening everyone. What a lovely day it was today - sunny and mild. :)

Happy - Hope you had a lovely b-day today. :hug: I saw both The Impossible and D'Jango. Both were really good. I think I enjoyed D'jango more, but it's Quentin Tarantino, so know it'll be violent and kind of nutty. Your soup sounded so yummy, and the biscuits too - how did they turn out??? Did you and dh get out on the new toy today? I need to read your most recent post for the answers...Sounds like you worked much too hard on your birthday, I hope you're at the casino having a ball right now. I'll have to check out the swinging chaise chair. Bf has a hammock, and yes, the frame does take up a lot of room, and has to be heaved around (even with wheels on it) when there's mowing to be done. Just before I got on here I checked out the native IL plants for a short time, and yes, serviceberries are on the list I printed. We're also interested in a magnolia. I'd like to look at more photos. Flowering trees are pretty, but I also like fall color...


Shad - Yes, I was the one who asked about Ballykissangel. I guess I'll just have to see if the library has it and watch an episode or two to see if it's my cup of tea. Just checked the site...yup, they have it. So ds2 is becoming a real estate tycoon? I can barely keep up with the upkeep on one property, not sure that would be for me unless I got to the point of hiring a manager to deal with all that stuff. Look how cute little Elena is!! :) Beautiful orchids!! My daffs are in bloom right now. White with orange center, white with yellow center. Yellow with yellow center. Yellow with orange center. Since it's warm year-round by you, do you have seasonal bulbs like tulips, daffodils, hyacinth, crocus??

Ceejay - What a PITA getting this credit card thing fixed!!:mad: You must be looking forward to your trip to MO. I hope you get some rest. I'm glad you're taking it easy today! I recall when I used to travel for work, I'd arrive at a location and had to spend quite a bit of time winding down after the flight, finding my way to the hotel in an unfamiliar car and in an unfamiliar location, checking in, unpacking, etc. I can see how not spending the night in your own bed/surroundings on a regular basis could take it's toll. LOL re your bedroom being cluttered from all the decluttering!! :D Sounds like our front bedroom after getting the rear bedroom aka home office set up.

Mel - Love the wake up graphic today!! Quiet is good!! Glad the shopping went well. Yeh, it was windy here yesterday, warm in the sun but otherwise, watch out! Thanks for your thoughts on BKA, I like quirky - so do you like it more or less than "Doc Martin"?

Michelle - Well, you might not see my post for a while, but yes, you have my number and I have yours, so I might text a howdy do to you. In the meantime, wishing you safe and happy travels!!

Annie - Welcome back, Mrs. H!! Sounds like you had a great honeymoon and a productive fishing trip!!! All your seafood meals sound super tasty. :hun:

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Took it easy last night. This morning I got busy before my exercise class and took down the hem on the one pair of thrift store slacks before laundering them. I also trimmed my thrift store art print a wee bit so it would fit in the clearance Walmart picture frame. The frame came with a nice matte and with that and the existing matte on my print, it looks pretty nice. For now I have it sitting on the desk in the office, but I might eventually hang it on the office wall.

I went to the 4G class today - strength training. The deceptively skinny older woman taught again and gave us another tough workout!

Stopped at the store for a few sale items and after that I scrubbed the tub/tile, showered, did a load of laundry and hung out with doggy in the yard and 3 season room. Took doggy for a walk and then had a late lunch. BF.

Bf is gone for the evening, meeting a friend to watch the ultimate fighting championships . I might watch some of season 4 of MOTG - bf got it from the library for me. Or I'll see what's on Hallmark, or do some reading.

Unfortunately, my kettlebell class has been cancelled for tomorrow - bf took the call from the park district and they said the instructor was sick. Huh, he was on a zpak last sunday, so I'm wondering what happened - sicker than he thought. Anyway, they will try to schedule a make-up class for that, and I will also have to try to get a makeup class for missing next Sunday, which is when I'll be in WI for the spa day/overnight stay. Anyway, tomorrow morning I will do the Beach Ready Body class, but since the k'bell instructor also does this class, I wonder who will be the substitute...

Okay, my eyes are getting dry looking at this screen, so I will get this posted and take out my contacts. Also have to get my 2nd load of laundry into the dryer to fluff and get it hung.

Everyone enjoy what's left of their weekends!! :flow1:

happy2bme
04-28-2013, 02:27 AM
Shadberries :rofl: had to look it up. Seems that I am also named after a fish!!!!!!!
Back after a birthday breakfast.

no no no! It's SERVICEberry and shadBUSH :rofl: Although now that I am thinking about it, I do seem to recall a fish named Shad (and Wanda) :lol:

happy2bme
04-28-2013, 02:37 AM
Laura - I forgot to say that serviceberries leaves do turn red in the fall also. As for magnolias, when we first moved to our house in the NW burb's there were 12 gorgeous magnolia trees planted on 3 sides of the house. They were very pretty. Particularly in the spring. And then I was distracted by the sound of humming. Buzzing actually. LOUD buzzing. The darn things attracted every bee in the nearby 10 surrounding suburbs. We could not go out in the spring time. Even DH who is not afraid of bees, could not mow or get close to the house. They lasted 2 years and then Paul Bunyan cut them down. I'm not sure what they put into the soil but all my plants loved it after that. The following year I planted tomatoes in the back of the house and I swear that the plants grew 15 feet long. The went up the fence, down the fence and into my neighbor's driveway. I have never in my life before or since had tomatoes like that. I thought it was the Miracle Gro but it was the magnolia soil.

Thanks for the movie comments, I don't like violence so I think I'll pick The Impossible and DH can watch DJango if he wants. I think Quentin is a bit daffy, like Woody Allen - not my taste.

I did have a great birthday, thanks everyone. We got home and had to shower from all the cigarette smoke. Just finishing drying my hair now and I'm off to bed. Looking forward to the ride tomorrow. Today was just soooooo energizing with the warmth. Believe it or not, we still have a lot of snow around here. 74 degrees today, 65 yesterday and we still have big snow piles!

Talk to you tomorrow. Goodnight.

Shad
04-28-2013, 02:47 AM
Quote from the Wildflower website.
The names Shadbush and Shadblow allude to the fact that the showy masses of white flowers tend to occur at the same time that shad ascend the rivers in early spring to spawn. An older name is Sarvis. :rofl:

MELODY525
04-28-2013, 08:15 AM
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Good Morning chicklettes

How is your weekend going?? Mine is still leaky:rofl:
More water in the Community room. Sigh.
Of all tenants to have water in a closet it must be Mr. Finicky.
Not that I would want it in mine either:lol3:

Hoping today will be less exciting.
Jen went to the local Walgreens to pick up some sinus meds.
This is not the time to run out of them.
Richie is working overtime. Every little bit helps.

Nothing new here really.
Have a great day.




:welcome: Annie....WOW! Welcome home Mrs HoggenDIPPER:belly:
Glad the honeymoon went so well.
Must have felt good just to get away from everyone!!:encore:
Hope you are able to keep the peaceful feeling for a long time:hug:
Thanks for the good thoughts. Every little bit helps!!! HA!





Mrs. Happy & Mr. Happy......ROFLMAO
The birthday sounded great. Love the card idea. and the swing.
I am not a fan of funny cards from men either.
Good luck with the exams. You did a great job I am sure.
It's important to keep the mind "going"......
I know cause I am losing mine :crazy:
I am glad to hear about DH and the meds & progress.
Praying for a great ourdoorsy summer for you both :hug:
Thanks for mentioning the potassium. I had forgotten that.
PS: I am not sure if you are allowed to talk about Shad's bush on this website:rofl: :rofl:
(sorry....couldn't resist. You almost made me spit my beloved coffee treat all over my keyboard!!! I am not even going to comment on shad blow!)





Ceejay...I am glad you're doing what is good for you with the trip.
Did you save me some meatloaf????:hun: My absolute fave!
You can come and clean my bedroom if yous is too much to look at!!! roflmao
Maybe it would be easier for each of us to throw the other's stuff away!!!





Laura....when I watched BKA, I was glued to the screen.
But I get that way with each series.
When they bump someone off....later on when the series is over...I get mad!!:rofl:
To me they are all about the same in "liking" them.
I like Doc Martin better! Less drama as the series progresses.
I would liken BKA to DA ..... as far as drama goes.
Hope all this made sense.
I will tell you that I do NOT like the Call Midwife series.
Not sure why but I gave up awhile back.





Shad.....Hope your Dr visits and days off are going OK.
Don't try to do everything in the first week.
How is the knee coming along. Bet it misses the swimming pool!

Michelle....safe travels....you are one day closer to your new life!!!:scooter:

ceejay52
04-28-2013, 09:06 AM
It's back to work for me today. Didn't get a good nights sleep last night. My stomach kept tightening up on me. It's not time yet to let go of those meds.
Had some problems at the plant this week end due to the thunder storms. That means I'll have the bosses here in the morning. ugh.
They also have the new security monitors up and running. Smile I'm on candid camera.
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Mel
Yes you can have a piece of the meatloaf. I've found a recipe that I really like. It has brown sugar in it.

happy2bme
04-28-2013, 10:26 AM
Good morning Coffee Spitters of America!

Very short post for me. We are planning an outing shortly. Weather should hold up well. At least until later this afternoon. Got to get out and enjoy it.

Will catch up later for personals. Enjoy your Sunday!

Safe travels Michelle. Good luck.

annie175
04-28-2013, 10:30 AM
Good Morning Ladies......

Rainy day today...bleh. Was going to cut grass her and at Cs house. It is getting ridiculous. So instead we are going over there to gather up all the tools, shampooer, vacuum, etc. and make it look presentable. Our renters will move in the weekend of the 8th.

C and I took a bag of our fish catch over to dad's yesterday afternoon. Made pecan encrusted baked filets, cauliflower and rice. My bro/sil that live there went over to KY to visit his son. BTW...Dad was real sick with a cold and cough and didn't go to the doctor, he continued to cough so much that it was causing him chest pains. Anyway he with bro/sil last Sunday to visit bro's son in KY and as dad was walking down the hallway he lost all strength. Fortunately my bro and two nephews were right there by shear luck, and lowered him to the floor. My nephew's GF is in college for respitory nursing, she got right down into his face and kept him breathing, eyes open, focusing until the ambulance got there. Ended up dad has an infection in the lining around his lungs. Worried it may go into pneumonia. He is on steroids and pain meds still recovering and in mucho pain.

Don't really want to go back to work tomorrow, but I guess if I want the $$ to keep appearing in my bank account, I must go back. Double bleh!

Posting before I lose it, brb