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happy2bme
05-01-2013, 10:45 AM
Happy May Day Ladies -

Annie's Awesome Wedding is over as is her equally awesome honeymoon. Time to once again usher in a new month. Ours is starting out a bit bleak - 4 to 8 inches of snow predicted tonight from another wonderful Great Plains storm. Even harder to take as it was 70 degrees for the last 4 days. Will it ever end? My garden is itching to be planted!

Let me go finish the set up and transition of threads.

Transition over from April:

Michelle's heading west - doing well, a day and a half's drive from her new / old home.

Mel's helping out Jen and taking a few day's break.

Annie's got a possible broken toe :(

Ceejay's working hard under the watchful eye of the man and dodging the test sirens.

Shad's back home for a bit donating generously to the medical and dental community.

Laura is waiting for today's weigh in to get done with so she can get some brekkie in her.

We seem to have lost a few chicks along the way :(

There we go. Ready to pick up again.


happy2bme
05-01-2013, 11:33 AM
Good travels Michelle - your timing was perfect to avoid that storm and you seem to be doing well. Will be home before you know it. Just don't buy juice at Starbucks. Apparently a customer noticed a woman replacing juice bottles in the cold case with those in her own bag. The customer reported the woman to the employees, the woman noticed and fled but one employee got her license plate number. Turns out the juice was tainted with rubbing alcohol. Geez people - that's NOT how you make screwdriver's (an alcoholic drink). They were able to nab the woman through the license plate and have her under questioning. Crazy world out there. :rolleyes:

Mel - I am sorry about Jen. I can sympathise that it must be very very hard coming to grips with her future. It's good that you are there for her to help her through the hurdles. And you know I'm sure when to hug and cry and when to tell her you just have to accept things and go forward. :hug: to both of you. And oh man, not another round of paper work :rollpin:

Annie - how's the toe today? I agree they might splint the toe - don't want to tape the big toe to the next -then it turns and you have a bunion :lol: You scared the bejeezus out of me mowing the lawn in bare feet :yikes: How is Dad doing? God bless us putting up with stubborn parents - good thing we love them so much ;)

Laura - thanks for the movie review. It's so nice to have someone who has seen things on a regular basis. I hope your weigh in goes well today. Do you know you can knock off up to a half pound on the scale if you take a deep breath when you stand on the scale? :rofl: Just a trick in case you needed a bit of breakfast before weigh in :lol: You are doing great! Do you find that counting calories is easier than points?

Ceejay - how's the flooding situation down by you?

How's May looking already by you Shad? Is autumn sneaking it's way over to you?

I hope I didn't forget anything.

We had 4 glorious days of 70 degree weather the last few days. Enjoyed the fresh air. Believe it or not we STILL have snow here. Even after that and the natural dryness of the air up here. Several of the lakes are still frozen. But now we are facing yet ANOTHER winter storm :cry: 4 to 8 inches of heavy, wet stuff headed our way tonight. Oh bah, bah, bah. Michelle's timing was excellent as it's in the mountains right now and she got out ahead of it.

Went and got my hair cut and colored yesterday. I got there on time and the stylist was still working on a client so I sat and started thumbing through hair books. A short cut caught my eye and I couldn't get past it. I have basically had the same mid length bob for ages - always settle into the same hair cut. Since ATV season is starting and I generally wear a hat to keep hair from blowing in my face (a pet peeve), it was either grow the hair to wear a pony tail or cut it shorter. I have a square face shape, wear glasses and generally hate short hair on me. I told the stylish let's try short even tho every fiber in me said NO NO NO NO NO. I take my glasses off when they are fixing my hair so it's always a big surprise to me until the reveal when I put them back on again. :lol: Actually it came out kind of cute. It's different and the short layers indeed give me a bit more volume. I haven't had my hair this short since 1969 when I went from hair halfway down my back to the "new" Vidal Sassoon short pixie cut (which I totally hated) :lol: Anyway summer is coming, hair will grow out faster.

I went to the grocery store yesterday - halleluiah - stocked up on fresh goodness. I did gain back 5 pounds from when I was working but a lot of that had to do with not going to the store regularly and eating less fresh stuff. DH and I are back to walking (when it's not snowing out :rolleyes: ) and I am going back to dieting again. Got to get the weight off as well as working on the cholesterol.

I have to go to Walmart today to get some paper goods and better get out there before the rains that are preceeding the snow hit. Have a good one chicks. Happy May - here's to a good month for all :cheers:

Shad
05-01-2013, 05:25 PM
Well, that just started my day off well. I was halfway through a post when the computer shut down to install new updates. Love it NOT.

Happy thanks for setting up the new thread, I had meant to do it yesterday afternoon but got sidetracked with gardening and helping a friend out with her cv and dealing with a stack of recruiters who have worked out that I am no longer at NTG and wish me to make money for them in some other far flung part of the world. I don't have a problem with that except that I am not ready to go back to work yet.

Mel - sorry to hear that Jen is now having problems with the paperwork that is designed to deter even the most stubborn of people. Lucky she has the original Welsh dragon to back her.

Laura - hope the weigh in goes okay, you seem to be doing very well with it. Perhaps that is what I need - more discipline.

Ceejay - so the bosses son is coming to mow your lawns now??? Hope that works out for you. As for that neighbour, who does she think she is and where does she get off with begging for food and rides.

Michelle - sounds like you are doing okay with the long drive. Hope you are avoiding all the rotten weather over there.

Annie - ouch on the toe. Hope that gets better soon. Between you and me, we must be the klutz' of the month.

Miss Sunday has just decided that the doorman (me) should let her in again. I remarked that she has dirty feet and got a really dirty look for my troubles. She then went off down to the bedroom in a huff and went out the OPEN door down there. Now she is sitting in a weed patch waiting for the sun to get there so she can sun bathe and sleep in the hedge.

Today I have to go back to the Accountant since I signed and sent back the wrong batch of paperwork. Now excuse me but if you put stickers on a batch of paperwork saying sign here - don't you think I might think that this is the paperwork to be sent back. Anyway it is partly my fault for not reading the whole lot thoroughly. So I will take the correct stuff up there today and get it off my plate for once and for all.

So saying that I better try to get into my day. Lots to do and see.


ceejay52
05-01-2013, 06:17 PM
Shad
I'm going to see how this works out. I'm sure his dad/my boss will be there with him. He's only 12. I don't really have a problem with the neighbor getting some one to mow the lawn, but they never, ever weed eat. The weed's around the door and else where is knee high. I'll probably burst her bubble again but I didn't promise her it to be a full time job for this summer. I'd like to do it but the weather isn't cooperating with me.

Happy
No flooding yet. Last week end the river was full again and flowing rapidly. It wouldn't take much for the water to get out of the banks. And thanks for setting up the new thread.
Ughh more snow. Think I'd be moving back down south.

Am I missing updates from Michelle!!!!!

Mel
Don't blame you for taking a rest. Poor Jen in having to go through this hassle too.

Laura
I don't like when the bosses are here either. But sometimes they have to be. My friend/boss and I had our backs to the door discussing some issues on the monthly report. I turned around to check on the filters and low and behold there was another boss just quietly standing there. I honestly jumped and put my hand over my mouth to keep from screaming.

Nothing new to report.

happy2bme
05-01-2013, 06:32 PM
Ceejay - I think most of us are getting our Michelle updates from her FB page - she's not posting here.

The snow is falling. Started when I was in Walmart and it hasn't slowed down. I think we're going to get a dumping.

Well Ceejay - although I'm not wild about the snow in May, there's not enough of it to make me run down south and deal with the horrid allergies and hot summer heat. I'm just itching for nice weather to get here already, if it never got above 72 I'd be ok with that.

Shad
05-02-2013, 02:25 AM
Michelle has made Los Altos California where her step mum lives. She asked me to let you all know.

annie175
05-02-2013, 08:13 AM
Good Morning Girls....

My bro and I spent all day yesterday at the hospital with dad. Thank God the prayers have worked and the steroids also. His pain completely subsided Tuesday evening. He is now going to the bathroom with a walker and assistance. He finally started eating last night. One of his nurses is like a sargeant in the army. She flat out told him Tuesday nite that if he didn't start doing things for himself he would never go home but straight into a nursing home. That finally triggered his stubborn arse into moving. I am telling you it got so bad he was just p*ssing himself in the hospital bed. Once he gets released from the hospital he will go to rehab and stay until he is mobile enough to do things. Yikes, what a mess. Anyway all looks a bit brighter today.

CHELLE...great job on the haul across the U.S. See you are much stronger than you really know. Just have to put your mind to it.

SHADDIE...Guess it is my week to wear the klutz crown. I say we throw it away from this point forward. I certainly hope the accountant does not charge you more for their errors. It was probably the dingy blond admin that stuck the stickies in the wrong place. lol

HAPPY...the toe is much better, now my knee is a different story. It hurts but not unbareable. Looks like from the weather map you may be getting slammed with snow. Hope we get to summer at some point.

LAURA....how did the WI go? or did I miss that?

CEEG...happy work day!

I really need to get some work done today...blah.

Have a great day all!

annie175
05-02-2013, 08:14 AM
MELLIE...how could I forget my poopy sister....hope things are brighter in your world and Jen gets her paperwork straightened out. Hugs.

happy2bme
05-02-2013, 10:54 AM
Well it's Thursday morning and it's mighty bright here. Probably from the FOOT OF SNOW we got overnight. And it's still snowing. We lost one tree in the front yard - split right in half. I can't see enough to tell if it's a double trunk or 1 tree split in the middle which means we'll lose it all. I hope not - it's a beautiful huge pine tree :( :cry: It's a heavy, wet snow too so the trees are really bent down heavy. DH got up earlier and the power was flickering - geez I hope it does not go out :crossed: that would be disastrous for us. We are just underneath a cloud band that is very slow moving and is fed with moisture from the south so that's why we got so much. We were supposed to head up to Duluth today, thank goodness DH rescheduled his doctor's appointment. It's supposed to rain tomorrow night and get back to the 70's by Monday so this won't last long. I just fear for the trees the next 2 days. I'm sure this is confusing Mr. Bear (whom we have not seen yet thank goodness).

Ah well it's a good day to stay inside and do housework and cooking.

Glad to hear that Michelle made it safe and sound, thanks for the update Shad. The hardest part is over, now time to get settled in. Hope it is everything she was hoping it can be.

Annie - that's awful about Dad - you just made me feel better because I thought my Mom was stubborn but your Dad blew her away :lol: Thank God for the nurse who has probably seen this before and knew exactly what to say to get him motivated. Sorry to hear the knee is still bothering you. Be careful with that - so easy to re-injure it.

Mel - hope the day dawned brighter for you and Jen. Good luck with the paperwork. Be strong for both of you :hug:

Looks like everyone is heads down working hard this morning. I think I'm going to go have some breakfast just to get something in my tummy. And I need to eat those fresh berries I bought that never seem to last very long. Later chicks.

Laura705
05-02-2013, 10:59 AM
Morning all.

Mel - Trader Joe's Day! :carrot:

Annie - I'm glad your dad is on the mend! I hope your knee comes along soon too - you have a garden to get in!! It might not be a bad thing if you have a rainy weekend coming up so you won't be out trying to bend and kneel getting the garden started. That's what we're going to have. Bleh.

Shad - Ugh, the paperwork. I'm probably going to be dealing with that in the near future if I get my act together. LOL, doorman to Sunday may be a full-time job. Too bad it won't pay the bills.

Ceejay - I sit in a cubicle and the way it's set up, I always have someone coming up behind me when I'm immersed in my work, scaring the bejeesus out of me. I wish I could change my workspace to avoid that, but I have a fancy adjustable keyboard tray that would have to be reinstalled, and that requires a work order, etc. PITA.

Happy - Ugh, more snow for you - quite a bit. :( Makes me less irritated that I wore ear warmers and gloves during my commute this morning. Actually, I might wear the ear warmers all the time while cycling - I love that it cuts off the wind noise in my ears!!! :D I might have to rig an unobtrusive non-fleece version - dark brown to match my hair or flesh colored to match my skin, teehee - and wear them year-round. But I'm sure that wouldn't work with my helmet (which I use when I go on "real" bike rides) - the ear warmers I have go around the back of my head. Maybe I'll do a test tonight. Okay, enought brainstorming during your personals... So, are you still liking your short haircut??? I think we need to see a photo...right everyone??? :D

Michelle - Congrats on the successful completion of your trip!!! :woohoo:
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My weigh-in yesterday went fine. My previous two weigh-ins for the contest showed that the contest scale was a pound less than my home scale, and I was also sure I'd lost weight and hadn't gained over the past month, so I was confident I wouldn't have to ante up $10 for the prize kitty (the gain penalty). :goodscale: The top 8 losers for the month of April were awarded a ticket to a Cubs game tomorrow. I did make it into that group (whoo!) but the weather's going to be crummy - chilly and rainy - tomorrow, so I'm currently trying to give away my ticket. I didn't win or place for the overall contest, but that's okay with me. I really didn't want any attention focused on me. However, the $$ would have been nice - 1, 2, & 3 won $1,050, $210, and $140 respectively. Nice!!! In the end, I lost 14 pounds since Feb 1st according to the contest scale, so that's a nice result. :) We heard that next year there might be a challenge of IT vs. Finance. Should be interesting.

Last night I went with bf when he bought his new cell phone. He bought the new Samsung Galaxy 4something latest greatest. He actually sold his iPhone for the same amount that it cost him to buy the new phone! He will be selling my iPhone and I'll also get the Samsung, but I'll wait a few days and see if he hits any snags in the transition. So far all seems to be good - his contacts came over no problem, etc. We'll see how the Android side of the world operates.

Okay, back to the grind. Everyone have a great day!

diyana
05-02-2013, 11:30 AM
Good morning ladies -

I'm here in Sunny Northern CA. it's going to be 90 today. I'm taking my friend Anne (the woman who made the trip to CA with me and Santa) to see the redwoods and then to the beach.

It was a long drive, and stressful going through the mountains...and there were so many mountains!!! But it's all worth it, just to be here.

My friend Anne heads back to WI tomorrow morning. I'm unloading the truck into a storage space on Saturday. and I start my new job on Monday! :woohoo:

I might not get a chance to check in for personals until tomorrow. Happy, I'm so sorry you got MORE SNOW! UGH! :faint:

Much love and many hugs to all,

annie175
05-02-2013, 12:27 PM
Way to go CHELLE....YOU ROCKED that truck all the way to CA!....so proud of you.

LAURA...congrats on the WL....somehow when money is involved we seem to pay more attention. I love the Cubbies but wouldn't want to sit in crappy weather to watch it either.

HAPPY...wet snow is good for building snowmen and snow forts. You and DH should go out and play...lol Be sure to spray your plastic container that you make the snow blocks for the fort with Pam, they slide out much easier. Send me a pix of your new do!

Well gotta get back at it, have 200 packets to put together for Monday mornings enrollment meeting. So far I have only printed the material. bleh

Shad
05-02-2013, 05:52 PM
Morning all,
Today I get to climb a ladder and clean off the top of the kitchen cupboards. I fail to see how they can get as dirty, dusty, greasy and grubby as they do. After that, it will be time to shift a few of the contents of those cupboards around. Sort out what should go out and what should stay. Then there is the laundry and sweeping the driveway and cleaning out the fridge. That should take care of a couple of hours. Then I'd better do some shopping and take a wander around the garden and sort out some things there. I'm knocking off at 2pm regardless. I will need some downtime.

Michelle - good to hear that you are home safe and sound. That was quite a journey. How many people did you hack off over the mountain passes by driving slowly? Enjoy the trees. I'm hoping to see the sequoias when I get over next year. I'd like to go to Yosemite or Yellowstone as well.

Annie - sometimes folks have to be provoked into doing things for their own good. My mother was as bad. Stubborn old lady. Put her in a home for her own safety and she escaped several times. Said she wanted to go home. Where's home???? She didn't know but she wanted to go there.
Anyway, I am glad that Dad has decided to behave and bless the Sergeant Major Nurse.
Throw away the klutz crown if you wish, but I reckon that thing is like a boomerang and keeps coming back to chop us off at the knees again.

Mel - must be off dealing with things for Jen.

Happy - more freaking snow??? You are on your own there girl. I'm complaining of the cold at 22C - around 70F. Think we skipped Autumn and went to winter. What am I saying - only two seasons here - Hot and wet and humid, Warm days, cool nights and no humidity.

Laura - always the paperwork. Jobs not finished until that is done. Had a chat with the accountant yesterday when I went in. There isn't too many ways to avoid tax these days but if I only work part time, I might not have to worry too much. Well hallelujah. Now to find a part time project.
New phone to get hacked off with? I am going to have to get one as well. This one has nearly done its dash and is beginning to show it's age. I'd be interested to see how yours goes. One thing that really annoys me is that they make every model with a different plug in for the battery replenishment. I have a phone charger for every suitcase I own and when I change, I will have to throw all those out too. Bah humbug
Nice going with the weigh ins and the weight loss. Rocking it.

Ceejay - hope the grass mowing and weed whacking works out for you. About time there was someone reliable to do all those things.
Lets hope the rivers don't rise too much.

Miss puss has given up expecting more food and gone outside. She is sitting in the sun on the garden patch of weeds I haven't got to yet. No doubt she will spread the seeds across the yard. Goodonya cat. Later when she is warm enough she will go into the hedge and settle down for a long winters nap - until something living wanders past that she can reach out and scratch or snatch

So with that, I am off to make a start on todays list of things to do. Its only a page full in a small notebook. I should be able to get through that - right?

ceejay52
05-02-2013, 07:11 PM
Some one rang the door bell this morning at 9.30 but I was asleep and didn't get up to go to see who it was. Maybe one day the girls down the street will get the message, don't ask me.

Woke up with a bad headache. I slept for a bit this afternoon but it's still with me. Finally broke down and took something for it.

Went to pay the rent and then out to the river. It's so peaceful out there for some reason. There was a tug boat that looked like was hauling chat/gravel.
There was a lot of drift wood out in the water. Kind of amazing to see some floating up the river then turning around and going back down. I'm guessing they got caught in the eddy.
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Michelle
You made it to California. I'm proud of any one that can maneuver those mountains. Let me know if you meet my nephew. He's really a neat guy.

Annie
It's good to hear that your dad is making improvement.

Laura
Congrats on the weight loss.

Happy
Maybe next week you can enjoy some warmer weather. It's gotten hot here at 82 degree's, but the humidity levels are low so that makes a difference.
Today we have a light rain.

annie175
05-03-2013, 07:45 AM
Good Morning Girls....

Went to visit with dad after work yesterday, he started talking about the nurse who gave him a sponge bath and washed everything, even his winky dink, I said whoa dad, enough I do not want to hear about that. It kind of grossed me out. lol. My brother was just whooping and laughing at me. BLEH to say the least. He goes to rehab soon, it is a much nicer one than my momma was in, which is where she should of been in the first place but because my dad was such an *ss, he put her where he wanted her instead of where she should of been. oh well that is in the past.

SHADDIE....sounds like you have a plan to work that yard/garden. I cannot even find the time or dry weather to get mine done/in. Rain today through Sunday. I am sick of rain, HAPPY is sick of snow, and LAURA is just plain tired of it too. Yes, why is it the top of the fridge and cabinets get so dang dirty? Yeah as long as it is flip flop season the klutz crown will be around for me. I am forever getting them stuck under things that in turn sends me flying to the ground. I know quit wearing them, can't do it. Closest I can get to barefooted without being barefooted.

CEEG....Who in there right mind knocks or calls someone unplanned before 10 am anyway. People are just so rude and self-centered. Sorry to hear about your headache. Maybe if you take something when it first comes about it would get as bad. Head it off at the pass so to speak. Better living through chemicals sister. Hugs.

Hello to all you lovely ladies, make it a great day/night/time!!!

MELODY525
05-03-2013, 07:52 AM
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I MISSED MAY DAY!!

HAPPY......THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STARTING A NEW MONTH.
I WAS TIRED OF THE OLD ONE!
ALSO...THANKS FOR BRINGING US ALL UP TO DATE ON EACH OTHER:hug:
WHEN I HEARD ABOUT THE ONCOMING STORM I THOUGHT OF YOU!!
SO SORRY TO HEAR YOU GOT HIT AGAIN. HOPE IT MELTS FAST.
ENJOY THE WALKS IN BETWEEN THE SNOWDRIFTS!!!:lol3:
I KEEP THINKING THE DAY WILL COME WHEN I HAVE TO GET MY HAIR CUT SHORT.
YOU'RE GIVING ME INCENTIVE.....LOL. GLAD IT WORKED OUT.




SHAD...MISS PUSS IS HAVING TO GET USED TO A ROUTINE WITH YOU??
I WONDER SOMETIMES WHAT CATS THINK WHEN THEY COME & GO FROM THE HOUSE.
WHAT GOES ON INSIDE THOSE FUZZY HEADS OF THEIRS.
YOU'RE GOING TO NEED A VACATION WHEN YOU'RE DONE WITH ALL THIS WORK.
IT CERTAINLY IS FILLING UP YOUR DAYS HOME.




CEEJAY.....HOPE YOUR HEADACHE IS GONE.
WATCHING WATER AND BOATS IS GOOD FOR EVERYONE.
WATER HAS A VERY CALMING INFLUENCE ON OUR MINDS & BODIES.
YOU CAN HAVE A "VACATION SPACE" TO GO TO JUST TO SIT AND NOT THINK! :yoga:




LAURA....THAT WAS GREAT WEIGH-IN!! VERY NICE!!
14LBS IS NOTHING TO SNEEZE AT. CONGRATULATIONS!!!:encore:
THE BF DID A GREAT JOB ON THE OPHOMES TOO!!
YOU GUYS ARE ON A ROLL. HOPE YOU GET A GOOD BUY TOO.
WE NEED HIS NEGOTIATING SKILLS HERE!!! DOES HE HIRE OUT!! ROFLMAO




ANNIE....HOW GOES THE PACKAGING???
HOPE THE ENROLLMENT THINGY GOES WELL. ONE OF YOUR MANY HATS.
SO HOW ARE THE HOGGENDOBBERS DOING???
I KNEW YOU WOULD NEVER FORGET YOUR POOPY SISTER!!:rofl:
"THINGS" HERE ARE JUST...MOVING ALONG I GUESS.
SOMETIMES I AM AT A LOSS FOR WORDS.





MICHELLE....GLAD TO HEAR YOU MADE IT TO YOUR DESTINATION!!
THANK GOD YOU AND YOUR FRIEND ARE SAFE AND SOUND.
THAT WAS WONDERFUL OF HER TO GO WITH YOU.
GOOD LUCK UNLOADING AND AGAIN ON MONDAY WITH THE NEW JOB.
SAFE TRAVELS TO THE FRIEND BACK TO WI TOO:hug:





l:cofdate: LIFE SEEMS TO BE DEALING ME TOO MANY LEMONS.
I FEEL LIKE I AM SURROUNDED BY NAYSAYERRS & BAD LUCK.
I KNOW THIS TOO SHALL PASS BUT WHAT A MESS TO WAKE UP TO.
I THINK OUR FAIRY GODMOTHER GOT LOST OR HER WAND IS BROKEN.
JEN & I WERE LAUGHING ABOUT THAT LAST NIGHT.
I AM TAKING TODAY OFF AND MAKING A 3 DAY WEEKEND.
WE BOUGHT EVERYTHING WE NEED AT TJ'S YESTERDAY.
THE DAY ENDED WITH JEN GOING TO THE ER.TO GET PAIN PILLS.
THE DR SAID A FEW DAYS ON MEDS SHOULD GET HER GOING AGAIN.
THE BUS STOPPED VERY SHORT ON THE WAY HOME FROM TJ'S.
3 OF US GOT WHIPLASH TYPE BODY PAINS.
JEN'S WERE THE WORST. A MAN & I HAVE MILD PAIN.
I THINK I JUST TOLD THE STORY BACKWARDS....SORRY :rofl: :rofl:
ANYWAY....WE ARE RESTING & MAYBE GET SOME SUNSHINE THIS WEEKEND.
WORK ON OUR TANS!!:beach:

annie175
05-03-2013, 09:00 AM
MELLIE...if you and the man are having pain, try a different position. lol

Laura705
05-03-2013, 10:46 AM
Morning all. TGIF!!

Mel - Sorry you and Jen are in pain from the bus ride - glad you're taking a 3-day weekend, sounds like you need the downtime. I hope you get the sunshine out your way and it helps brighten your mood. :sunny: :hug:

Annie - LOL re Mel & the man's position, heehee. And you're right, TMI re your dad's spongebath!!!

Ceejay - Hope you woke up with no headache today and no doorbells or phones ringing with neighbors asking favors of you. A trip to the river just to sit and enjoy, reflect, whatever, sounds nice.

Shad - Hearing about you cleaning the tops of the cupboards makes me appreciate that ours go up to the ceiling, no tops to clean. :D But it also reminds me I have the insides to clean out - the ones with the drawers inside really collect dirt, dust and dog hair!! And Annie mentioned the top of the fridge... I'll let you know how the phone works out, I'll probably be getting it within the next week. I do agree that it really is a racket that when you get a new gadget it takes a different charger. So when we sell my iPhone we'll sell it with the charger and the car charger, just hate to find that stuff hanging around the house when you've gotten rid of the gadget years ago...and while I'm at it, I now understand that I can't get the close captioning on the MOTG dvd to work because our hookup uses an HDMI cable and not an analog one, so the CC cannot be decoded or displayed. Bleh. BF will add an analog connection and then it will be possible. Of course the picture quality will suffer, but in this case I'll accept that so I can have the CC and make out the dialog I always miss when I watch that show. End of Laura's technology whining.

Happy - I hope you haven't lost the tree to the ice weighing it down. :(

Michelle - Hope you and your friend enjoyed the redwoods and the beach. I just loved visiting Muir Woods, seeing those huge trees was something else. :)
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Nothing much to report. Wore my winter jacket today and gloves and ear warmers. Bleh. Thoroughly sick of this chilly weather that keeps coming back to depress us. Definitely glad to not be going to the ballgame today.

Our spa day/night was cancelled for tomorrow because my friend D's aunt is in serious medical condition and D and her sis are the only family she has to be there for her. I'm disappointed, but she needs to be there, and it turns out this weather is not the best for what I hoped was to be spent partially outdoors. And I won't be getting my massage. Heck, maybe I should schedule one somewhere local...On the bright side, I won't have to miss my kettlebell class.

Sunday is Cinco de Mayo, so I plan to celebrate with some sort of Mexican food. Yum. Anyone else gonna celebrate? Oh, and isn't the Kentucky Derby this weekend? I'll see if I can spare two minutes to watch the race, LOL.

annie175
05-03-2013, 11:44 AM
LAURA...yes Kentucky derby this weekend. All of our Louisville associates are not in the office today. Just says "private appointment" on their calendars. Right, if we did that we would get fired. bleh. Funny you would choose kettleball over a massage, girl there is something wrong with you. I don't know that I will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo, but will certainly be having mexican food.

Just got a call from my brother. My dad is being moved to the rehab this afternoon at 2pm. YEAH!!!

Later chickies.

happy2bme
05-03-2013, 12:01 PM
Hi Guys,
On top of all this snow it appears that some freezing rain is on it's way. This is NOT good for the poor trees that are already bent down and stressed out. In addition to the one tree that went down, we have several really large branches down, some of which might be big enough to stress/damage the health of the tree itself. Adding ice on top of it will not help in the least bit.

Then there is the matter of the library. :mad: A month ago I returned a bag of about 10 items - cds for me and 4 books that DH selected to read. Seems that everything was checked back in save for 1 book. I went back and looked on the shelf - saw 3 of the books all together (all the same author he was reading) but not the missing book. DH talked to the librarian who said they would look for the book. Came back a week later - no book. This time I talked to the librarian who said no one had looked for the book - their routine is to have 3 separate people look for a book when one goes missing just to be thorough. She assured me that this time they would indeed look for the book. The next day she called, said they looked, the book did not turn up. We were pretty sure we returned the book but could not say for sure if we did or not since I had simply picked up all the books from the kitchen table and bagged them and did not remember this book apart from the others I returned. The fact that 3 books were altogether on the shelf gave credence to the fact that maybe we did leave one of the books at the hospital / hotel although DH swears not. I asked if I had to replace the missing book - the librarian said that is the policy. So I ordered a new book from half dot com - my go to place for older, inexpensive purchases of books and cds and such. The new book was cheap and with shipping it was under 5 dollars. I ordered it and it's on it's way. In the interim I renewed the missing book so that it would not slip into the overdue category - fines are expensive and add up quickly. All the while the missing book was showing checked out to me. Yesterday I was making a note of a book I recently read and went to my library record to get the exact title. I see that the missing book is no longer on my checked out list. I did a look up and it appears to be sitting on a shelf available for check out. Which appears that they found the missing book. Now I saw this after midnight so I am just speculating on what I see. It's too crappy today to venture out, but I have to return a book tomorrow. If indeed I see that book, I am going to be really upset. And I feel I am justified in this as 1) they didn't check in the book like they were supposed to, 2) they didn't look for the book the first time like they said they would, 3) they told me they looked and said they could not find the book, 4) apparently they did find it and no one bothered to tell me and 5) now I am out the money for a replacement book I did not have to replace. I could perhaps return the book but I would still be out of pocket for the $8 shipping costs each way so not worth it to get a refund. I will say that going forward I will make sure that when I return books, I will insist they check them back in as I am standing there. DH said next time just don't replace the book if they do it again. :no: :mad:

We looked out the window this morning and saw a robin huddling down in a sort of snow cave by the side of the garage. Poor thing was probably wondering "I came north for THIS???" By the looks of the critters out there - birds, deer, turkeys - they are all hankering for spring to show up so they can go back to eating bugs and grass. They look like me stalking the floor waiting for some good pizza to get finished baking :rofl:

Weather should start to turn back tomorrow - I hope so. DH picked up my birthday present - a cool lounger swing type of thing. I have been wanting a hammock for years and years and admittedly they take up a lot of space. We saw this swing at the home improvement store and it met DH's seal of approval so I said it would be a good compromise. Hopefully by next week it will be warm enough to try it out on the deck ;)

Laura - you changed your avatar. You need a picture of Coal :D I hear you about having trouble hearing some of the DVDs - particularly if the characters have accents. I had a tough time on Downton Abbey with the Irish maid. My solution was to watch them on my laptop and use my good headphones. Low tech solution! Sorry your spa day got cancelled - there are plenty of places around I imagine. Perhaps you can still book a massage on your own. I know, more fun with friends and drinks, right? Not planning on anything specific for Cinco De Mayo but I have had a taste for Mexican food. The bars here do Mexican night but it's about the same as cooking up a package of frozen food. There is a really good Mexican restaurant in the next town but it's an hour's drive each way. We usually stop there if we have another reason to go there like visiting Kohls or Menards. We had chicken fajitas last night. I also made a pineapple/mango/black bean salsa that I like. Lo cal, nutritious and refreshing. What I wouldn't give for a Tom-Tom tamale ;) Congratulations on the 14 pounds off - great job!!!!

Since I'm on food - I also made some snow ice cream yesterday. That was interesting. More like ice milk than ice cream. ( I guess I should go eat some breakfast/brunch - you think???)

Mel - one thing I will say about the shorter hair, it is less stressful and I'm not pulling as many hairs out of my brush as I was before. If you've had long hair always, short would be a culture shock - but it would be easier to handle. Do you let your hair air dry now? Sorry you guys got whiplash - perhaps the drivers need to be educated that there are special considerations with the passengers. I mean it is NY but unless you are slamming to avoid an accident, be careful with the precious cargo buddy ;) Reading your post today I can't help but think that perhaps you are not being dealt lemons, perhaps the universe is throwing lemons at you in an effort to get you to back off from the lemonheads in your building who stress you out. You are a naturally helpful person and sometimes (well oftentimes actually) I think these people substitute you so that the people who should be caring can slack off. (Lazy buggers :rollpin: ) and the lemons tossed your way is just a means of getting you to shrug and say, Hey I gotta worry about Mel. And Jen. Sorry guys. Leave them the lemons and go have yourself a frap in the comfort of your home. Remember guys - YOU MADE ME BE THIS WAY. I know you don't want to abandon people but geez, sometimes those seniors forget to be grateful for your help too. ;)

Annie - funny story about Dad's winkie. When DH was in the hospital the nurses always gave him the washcloth and told him to "finish the job" - it was up to him if the winkie got clean or stayed funky :rofl: This nurse must have been extra helpful or Dad has a good pity look :o Anyway, you made me smile today. OMG - you're a flip flopper. :yikes: Ok, yes you know those are horrid for your feet - I know 2 people who had to have extensive surgery because they tripped in them. I will just say that there is no support at all which over time, will make your feet all turny and gnarly looking - toes turned and joints popping up. Ewwwwww. There has to be some way of capturing the bare feeling with just a tad more support in the sandal. Please look into this or I will start eating vanilla ice cream again :rofl:

Michelle - hope you are settled in and had a good tour with your friend. 90 degrees is whew - too HOT. But I wouldn't mind seeing the ocean again. Have fun and be careful unpacking.

Ceejay - what a pretty picture you paint with words about the boat on the river. That's what's nice about getting up in the early morning - that special peacefulness that is so enjoyable. Hope your headache went away.

Shad - I don't know why the cabinets get so dirty either - not like we fry up everything like we used to. So Miss Sunday is a walking seed spreader :lol: at least she will keep the birds from gobbling them up. Hope you had a productive day yesterday. Did you take that downtime time out and what did you do?

Well I think I'll go finish the berries before they go bad. Not sure if I'd do hot oatmeal or cold yogurt. I'm leaning towards hot at the moment. Have a good day ladies, the weekend is almost upon us...

ceejay52
05-03-2013, 12:05 PM
Laura
I'd forgotten about the Kentucky Derby. Yes, it's usually the first Saturday in May. It's cold down here too. My hand still have not thawed. There is even some snow in the North West part of Arkansas.

Annie
I laughed out loud when I read you message to Mel.

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Called my insurance company to find out whether or not I can still use my doctor in Jonesboro with out being charged for an urgent care visit. His office is in an Urgent Care building.
My doctor here had to go back to Taiwan to bury his dad.

Woke up with out the headache this morning. Yeah. I took two Bayer Migraine tablets. Should have taken the prescription.

Shad
05-04-2013, 06:17 AM
Evening all,

Shu wee -as Annie would say. I think I will go get another job. This spring cleaning lark is tough stuff. I've done about half the kitchen cupboards. Thrown out a raft of stuff, put other stuff in a box, and packed up everything of the DS2's stuff. I will cart some of it round to his place tomorrow and the rest when he is not looking. I now have some empty kitchen cupboards and clean glassware.
I also have two big bowls full of tomatoes to deal with and more ripening by the day. So will have to do something with those shortly.

Annie - got a giggle out of Dad telling you about his bed bath. Hope it wasn't the Sergeant Major Nurse. She would have had the family jewels mounted and shined. My only complaint about the weather is that it is cool in the morning.

Laura - My cupboards go to the ceiling as well or nearly and then there is a filler and the moulding. However the cupboard doors stand out from the cabinet carcass and therefore collect dust and grease and steam. Not as bad as the old kitchen cabinets which didn't go up to the ceiling and were a disgrace and horrid to clean.
I'm a bit of a technology whinger myself. But I generally manage to swear my way through the ordeal. If that doesn't work, then I call Robbie - fixit superman of the computer.

Mel - I have bought your fairy godmother a new wand. It looks remarkably like a cattle prod. Things have to get better soon surely

Happy - snow, snow and more snow. Don't envy you. I'm complaining because it is cool in the mornings. Stupid Librarians. Next time don't be in too much of a hurry to get on with buying a new one. Had a similar problem at the local library once. However I knew I had taken the book back. So I stood there until they found it. Wouldn't give up and got louder and louder. Fortunately for them, some women came up with the very book to get it checked out after about half an hour. She said that she was on the waiting list for it and found it on the shelf - so they copped another serve on not letting members know the book was in. By that time I was trying very hard not to laugh.
Yes I did take the downtime. Sat in the sun and read a book.

Anyway, better go and call today as a done deal. More things to do tomorrow and the next day, and the next day so I should cart myself off to bed and get some rest - oh that's right. No rest for the wicked.

MELODY525
05-04-2013, 07:18 AM
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Good Morning chicks

A wee bit chilly on the east coast still.
Yesterday I ended up working.
Took the maint. men by the hands to look for the leak.
We did find a toilet problem but not the leak I think.
We'll see how the weekend goes.

The night was quiet and this morning you could hear a pin drop.
Talked to the plumber last night. Monday is a better day for both of us.
Then he can deal with the maint men & the office. Not my job.:dance:
Jen feeling much better too. Meds are working.
Nothing else is new here.
Hope you all have a great weekend :encore:




Shad.....I can see where work will be a vacation after your spring cleaning!!
I am sure DS is thrilled with your boxing his stuff up and dropping it off!!
Making more work for him as well???? :rofl: :rofl:




Ceejay....Glad you are feeling better without the headache.
Did the Ins Co let you use the urgent care Dr??
Things are so tricky now with all these ins changes.




Happy....sorry about the library and the snow.
Neither of which I want to happen here:lol3:
Hope they do have the book and the case is closed.....lol
You are right about the bldg.
But it is the office more than the seniors.
No one is playing nice in the sand box.
Mainly because there is no ADULT supervision!:rofl:
I use a blow dryer still. My hair is a bit nutsy when it dries on it's own.



Annie....very glad to hear about Dad.
Hope he does well in the rehab :hug:




Laura...sorry to hear about your friend's relative.
Maybe a good thing and you can get a massage and not go home in the cold!
Winter seems to be hanging on a bit. :brr:
Enjoy the kettlebell class. Happy Cinco De Mayo!!

happy2bme
05-04-2013, 10:30 AM
Morning all,

Woke up with a dreadful headache. Probably has something to do with the weather. I was also hoping that it would rain and wash the snow away but that is not the case. We got just the teeniest bit of rain which has just made everything heavy, wet and sloggy. I am concerned about the trees at this point.

Mel - I keep forgetting that it's the office people who make up 90 percent of the drama at your place. People get that way when there's no leader. Glad you can step away from it. Also good to hear Jen is on the mend again.

Shad - ah to have the "problem" of what to do with 2 bowls of tomatoes fresh out of the garden :cloud9: Send 'em here :lol: I'm sure you will find a great way to deal with them. I hear you on the debate of housework vs office work - cleaning is not bad when you are in the mood for it but it can get time consuming and sometimes make a bigger mess than when you started out.

Ceejay - isn't it more the way the doctor charges for the bill rather than the insurance company treating it as urgent care? Hope it got straightened out - and not the roundabout way like your furniture adventure.

Guess all the rest of the chicks are Saturday weekend busy. I'm going to go find something for this headache - perhaps a hot shower and get on with the day. Have a good weekend.

annie175
05-04-2013, 06:07 PM
Good afternoon youngins....

My bro from Illinois is in this weekend, ran into him at the rehap while visiting dad. He wanted to know if he and his fam could stay here memorial weekend. Bleh. I love company, but not them. His wife hates me cause I did not go down to Destin when her daughter got married....I was broke, single, and had no way going. That was like 4 years ago. Not excited to have THAT company.

Dad's PT (physical therapy) will start on Monday as they do NOTHING on the weekends. His roommate is a dryed up man that cannot talk, eat or anything for himself. I had top run down to the nurses station to tell them dad's roommate was falling out of his bed. Evidently the gal feeding him forgot to put his head bed back down, so he was sliding out of bed. Wonder why they don't place like people together....just a thought.

Yikes HAPPY...hope the head starts to feel better. I had to take some ibuprofen while visiting dad...I had a Chuck (my bro) headache. That guy and wife stresses me out. He has another thing coming if he thinks he is staying her every holiday...I will fib and say I already have company or something. Too sad about your trees. You will have to plant more so OUR commune looks pretty! lol And do not eat the ice cream...it will stick to your behind! I will only flip flop when necessary otherwise bare feet for sure!

MELLIE...why is it everything happens on Friday or the weekend then you have to deal with it all? Glad Jen is on the mend. You all are continually in my prayers. hugs

SHADDIE...for a medium fee, I will do your spring cleaning and you can go to work. I really wouldn't mind being a kept woman and don't care who is keeping me...lol. I say once you reach 50 anything goes. Of course there is the subject of my new husband...package deal!!

CEEG...fighting a headache right along with HAPPY. Let me stomp on your toe then you will forget about your head. lol

Better post and think about din din for C. ETA on C tonight is 7pm...GOD love him.

ceejay52
05-04-2013, 06:32 PM
Happy and Mel,
I did call the insurance company to ask. They told me that he was family practice and when I told them that I had to have an appointment to see him but he is in an Urgent Care building. She told me to watch how they charged to make sure. I've looked on some old EOB's and they are charging me for only an office visit.

Happy
I talked to my sister in Missouri last night and she told me they had 3 inches of snow. Hope that the snow doesn't do any damage to the tree's.

Shad
Wow once you get started to cleaning you clean. I have to take my good ole easy time. My joints give out to easily. You reminded me that I need to go through the things in the freezer and cabinets. I don't want another episode of exploding cans.

Mel
A running toilet can raise the water bill.
Think my headache the other day was due to the weather also. That's one thing I could do with out.

Laura
Did you go to an exercise class today?
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Drove to Jonesboro in heavy rain yesterday, but I really needed my b12 injection. When I go in next month I'm going to have them ex-ray my knee's. They both have been painful during this last cold rain we've had. It will be time for refills also.

ceejay52
05-04-2013, 06:35 PM
Annie
You snuck in on me. No thank you for stomping the toe. Good for you in going for help on your dad's room mate.

Laura705
05-04-2013, 08:31 PM
Evening Worldlies.

Ceejay- sounds like you'll have to watch your dr bills to make sure you don't get overcharged. Re the exercise class, yes I went to one this morning - the "4 G" - glutes, guns, guts & glory. Silly name, I think the 4th G should be gams instead of glory because we always do a lot of leg work too.

Annie- the IL bro & SIL sound like very poor company, def try to avoid those houseguests. Do they just want lodging for the Indy race?? Well, maybe a weekend w/ his roomie will have dad raring to go for the pt on Monday - he'll want to be able to go home!! Headaches are going around - ceeg, happy, you...boo on that!

Shad - I'm tired just reading about your cleaning endeavors!! Yeh, cabinets pick up a bit of everything that sprays, spatters & splashes. They need a good wipe down every so often, that's for sure. Re tech stuff, I leave the cursing & teeth- gnashing to bf. he's on the ph w/ tech support right now & I'm at the opposite end of the house, of course.

Happy - jeez what a mess re the "missing" library book. I'm sure you'll be watching them check your books back in from now on.

Mel - glad all 's quiet, or was - who knows now that the time has passed?? Glad jen's feeling better. Happy cinco de mayo to u too!!! Any special menu for tomorrow? :)

Phone is about to die, so I'll update later or tomorrow about my weekend so far, not that there's much to tell...toodles for now.

MELODY525
05-05-2013, 07:07 AM
Morning Chicks.

2 alarms last night and I am bushed.
Had to go to the bathroom so I thought I better drop innow.
Going back to bed for awhile.
Nothing else is new. Hope you all have a great day.




Laura....nothing much here to tell either. Have a good Sunday.




Ceejay...Hope the dr visit went ok.
We've ben having achy knees this year too.
I don't want to know the reason why:rofl:




Annie....poor Dad with his roomie.
They should put like people together.
that poor man!! I can just see it too!
good luck with the company!
I can imagine how you feel :hug:



Happy...how's the head??? Your weather is a mess over there.
sure hope the sun comes out and gets rid of everything.
Feel better soon. :hug:



HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!!!!
LET'S CELEBRATE!!!


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annie175
05-05-2013, 09:16 AM
It is raining here today...lovely. Poor C didn't get home from work til 8:30 last night, don't know that vacay was worth all the extra work he has had to do since the fill in drive didn't do sh*t, left a lot of product on the truck therefore C did not get a paycheck last week. Thank GOD he got his tax checks back. The ole Peter Paul trick.

I got the hard crunchy part of crab ragoon stuck in my throat then is must of ripped up my throat on the way down cause I can hardly sallow today. Feels like I got my tonsils out again. Soft smushy foods for me, no Mexican. Maybe refried beans...NOT. Miserable.

MELLIE....what a great day to go back to bed. C and I woke up at 6am, chatted for a few minutes, then I got up and he went back to sleep. So you two are sleeping together? lol

LAURA...that workout should be called Good Giggly Wiggly, God Help me! lol You should be about buff by now....happy and proud for you!

CEEG...you really should check into getting the B12 shots prescribed so you can give yourself the shot and save the drive. Hope the knees are not arthritis, sounds like it as it is weather related.

CHELLE...hope you are settling in nicely. Goodluck at your first day at work. I am extremely impressed and proud of you. xoxo

SHADDIE....are you still catering to Sunday? lol

HAPPY....how's the head today? Are you snowed under or is it melting now? How are your feet feeling?

Gotta get DS & DD are meeting us at Cs to do the final touches before the renters move in next weekend.

Loves and Hugs.

happy2bme
05-05-2013, 12:31 PM
Good morning ladies,

Cinco De Mayo dawns sunny and should warm to the 60's today. Good I hope it melts this crapp. We have several large tree branches down around the property. A few more cracked since the storm. DH will have a lot of yard work to do including a tree that needs to be hacked up enough to haul back into the woods. But that's ok, it's getting nice outside - no one minds being out there.

Was going stir crazy in the house yesterday so we stopped off at the library. I talked to a librarian about the missing/found book and she was the absolute sweetest thing. She said they are very short handed and apologized and took my name and number to have someone in charge talk to me about being reimbursed for the replacement book I purchased. No need for that - seriously - it wasn't that much money at all, was the principal of the thing. I will just make sure going forward that my books are checked in. She did say if the person checking in books goes fast and doesn't wait for the beep, it's possible to "skip" a check in. Then we went out for a burger lunch and stopped by at my cousins and visited for a while. They smoke and since we were all smoked up, we decided to go to the casino for a while. No luck for either of us - spent our small budget, played their money and came home around 9. We showered and DH made us a nice light supper of scrambled eggs, ham and toast. I had sliced avocado also because they are in abundance right now and I just love them. I started to read a bit of Steven King's book 11/22/63. DH could not get into it but I think it's because of the way it started out. It did grab my attention. He also liked The Kitchen House that I had also picked up. I have neglected my other online class on Wordpress - probably because it's not as interactive as the writing classes but I need to get back on that again. I guess I will do a few pick up around the house things and then go shovel some of the extra snow off the deck just to get outside for a bit and get some fresh air. DH talked about going to the next town to the home improvement store but if we go I would like to go to the great Mexican restaurant they have there and seeing as how it's Cinco De Mayo - they might be and probably will be very busy there today. So maybe we will go tomorrow after I stop and get my orthotics.

Annie - geez - poor C works awfully long and hard. Are you saying that the sub did not deliver all the product he was supposed to so C had to eat (no pun intended) the profits? I am sorry your throat is all scratchy. Sometimes it seems there is food that does that too - I find there are times when it feels like I swallowed shards of glass - something that irritates the tissue and makes it feel like hundreds of tiny scratches. Not sure what to recommend - some cool yogurt or a salt water gargle. Hope it goes away. Maybe some chocolate pudding - or banana cream with a few banana chunks for some potassium. Head hurts again today and I have a crick from sleeping stupid as I fell off the pillow at night. It's just that time of year, I guess there is a pollen alert up this way too. Pollen? Here? What - snow pollen???? :?: :rofl: But apparently there is pine pollen from the trees although for the love of me right now in the current conditions I find that hard to believe. Anyway ... I hope you have a productive day in the rain - I'm sure you are not the napping kind. Enjoy your day with the hubster. Glad you stood your ground with the bro - don't need no family drama.

Mel - so just what is it you do with the alarms? Contact the authorities, investigate the cause? Does everyone have an "I've fallen and I can't get up" type of alarm in their apartment or is it more the smoke and water type of things? It seems like there is always something going on in that building of yours. I hope you can shut the shades a get a few good hours of shut eye before Igor and Juan and Pedro show up to trip the light fantastic with you for the Cinco party. Just stay away from the firey salsa - leave that for dancing :rofl:

Laura - good golly - I must echo Annie's sentiment about the hard core exercising routines you pick. You must be well on your way to iron woman by now! We're going to have to set you up at the guard shack by the entrance to the commune here as you will be the strongest one - don't worry will will back you up with brooms, shovels and tree branches :D

Ceejay - DH was just saying yesterday that his achy back has been far less achey since we moved up here. I think perhaps the humidity down by you was not so good for the aches and pains index. Got to start thinking about those knees before it becomes a bigger problem because they certainly limit your mobility tremendously when they hurt. More rain? That's the last thing you need with the river rising. Wait until all this snow we have here starts melting and heading your way although I'm not sure if any of our stuff feeds the Mississippi.

Hellos to Shad and Michelle - no doubt both very busy ladies. Good luck on the new job tomorrow Michelle. That came fast.

Happy Sunday chicks. :wave:

ceejay52
05-05-2013, 01:22 PM
Annie
Decided this morning that I'm only making one trip per month to Paragould and Jonesboro. It's to much to do all this and keep my apartment a home. Ouch on your throat.

Laura,
Good for you in going to the exercise class.

Happy
The snow will probably go into the ground water. The starting point of the Mississippi is in Minnesota I think. I know the Missouri and St Francis river's flow into the Mississippi river.

Mel
Don't blame you for going back to bed.
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Happy Cinco De Mayo

Didn't watch the Kentucky Derby yesterday. Does any one know the horse that won?

I came home yesterday from Jonesboro exhausted. Texted my friend that I was home and she wanted to go eat. So we did.

Came back home sat down in the recliner and went to sleep woke up at 1.30 a.m. with the t.v. still on and some documentary was on about aliens. Got up and went to be and slept till 9.45 a.m.

I need to go to Walmart in a few minutes and take a piece of mail down to the post office.

diyana
05-05-2013, 09:52 PM
Hi ladies -

I'm so far behind on personals. I haven't even had a minute to get on the computer until today. And I'm exhausted. I fixed myself a quick dinner since step-mom went over to a friend's for dinner. She leaves on Wednesday for a trip, so I'll have the house to myself. Santa has been at doggie day care yesterday and today and seems to enjoy it. He comes home tired anyway. He'll be going every day this week. The day care gives the first week free so we can try it out, which is great.

My back is still very sore from yesterday...so I'm going to shower, relax and go to bed early to ensure I get plenty of rest for my first day of work tomorrow.

Much love and many hugs,

MELODY525
05-06-2013, 07:56 AM
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MORNING CHICKS. HAPPY MONDAY/TUESDAY.
ANOTHER ALARM AT 3:42 AM.
I THINK THE TENANTS ARE HAVING A MEDICAL CONTEST.
LET'S SEE HOW MANY AMBULANCES WE CAN GET HERE IN ONE WEEKEND:faint:
FOR SOME REASON BOTH NIGHTS WERE HARD TO GO BACK TO SLEEP.
USUALLY I JUST COME BACK HERE AND CRASH. OUT LIKE A LIGHT.

TEXTED THE PLUMBER TO "SEE THE OFFICE" JUST IN CASE HE FORGOT:rofl:
HE'S DUE HERE LATER THIS MORNING.
PUT A SIGN ON MY DOOR & TURNING PHONES OFF WHEN OFFICE OPENS AT 9.
NOTHING MUCH NEW HERE. JEN FEELS ALMOST 100%
FASTER RECOVERY THAN THE DR EXPECTED. IT'S ALL GOOD HERE.
HOPE YOU GALS HAVE A GREAT DAY:encore:





ANNIE......OMG!! HOPE THE THROAT FEELS BETTER TODAY.
WHAT A THING TO HAVE HAPPEN:hug:
ALSO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT C'S CHECK.
DOES ANYONE DO A JOB LIKE THEIR SUPPOSED TO BUT A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE???
PS: THE MAN AND I TRIED DIFFERENT POSITIONS AND IT STILL HURT!!
I FORGOT TO SAY THAT SATURDAY!!!! ROFLMAO





HAPPY....GLAD THEY FOUND THE BOOK. OUR LIBRARY IS THE SAME.
FAST CHECK INS AND NEXT THING I KNOW THEY WANT MONEY:rofl:
I NEVER DO AND MAKE THEM SEARCH BOTH HERE AND THE LENDING LIBRARY.
GLAD YOU GUYS GOT OUT AND ABOUT.
HOPE IT WARMS UP A BIT SOON. WE'RE CHILLY HERE CAUSE OF WINDS.
CAN DH DO THE TREE BY HIMSELF?? HOPE HE IS CAREFUL!!!
ENJOY THE RIDE INTO TOWN IF YOU GO. MEXICAN IS GOOD!!
SPEAKING OF WHICH...I COULDN'T EVEN HANDLE IGOR...LET ALONE THE OTHER 2!!!





CEEJAY....YOU MUST HAVE BEEN VERY TIRED!!
HOPE THE ALIEN DOCO DIDN'T GIVE YOU NIGHTMARES!!
GOING OUT TO EAT IS GREAT....NO DISHES TO WASH!!! :cb:
GET ANYTHING GOOD AT WALMARTS???




MICHELLE....GOOD LUCK TODAY AND HOPE THE FIRST DAY GOES WELL.
REST THAT POOR BACK. IT'S HAD ENOUGH TO DEAL WITH.
ENJOY THE EMPTY HOUSE. KICK BACK AND RELAX.

happy2bme
05-06-2013, 08:51 AM
Morning girls,

This is my least favorite time of the year - when everything starts thawing and the sump pump in the basement runs non stop for about a week straight. It's draining all the water that seeps around the house foundation - and with all the snow we had, believe me - it's ALOT of water. The pump is in our utility room which has the hot water heater, the furnace, our very full stand up freezer, the extra refrigerator and my pantry and storage racks so there's a lot of stuff to potentially lose should the pump kick out. We were going to take a ride to go check out bbq grills but I hate to leave the house until this dries up.

We went outside yesterday - DH cut trees and I cleared the entire deck of wet, heavy, slushy snow. It was a job but I went slowly - thank goodness I could push most of it off the side of the deck through the railings because the stuff I did life was mega heavy. DH put together the new swing / lounge chair which is so nice except it's really hard to get out of. And we saw big bear tracks in the snow close to the house so guess who woke up from a long winter's nap? Part of the reason DH put the chair together was so that we could comfortably watch the meteor shower last night but you have to watch it in pitch dark and with the animals rustling around AND the bear I just was not comfortable sitting out there myself.

Today I have to run into town and pick up my orthotics and a card for Mom as well as a box of her favorite candy. Good thing the sweet shop decided to open for the season this week.

Cute graphic today Mel. Sorry the seniors are playing a game to see who can get you dancing the fastest ;) Glad to hear that Jen is on the mend - that should be encouraging to her also.

Good luck on the new job Michelle.

Will catch up with the rest of you lot a bit later.

Laura705
05-06-2013, 11:12 AM
Morning all. Quick pop-in before we head off to a meeting and lunch w/ a vendor. Just enough time I think to wish Michelle a good first day on the new job. :)

Today started off badly with my train cancelled and not knowing which ones after that would be stopping at the station to pick us up, and not knowing which platform to be at to. So annoying. Usually the station employee will get on the PA and say something, but nooooo. Naturally, the platform I was on had the train that didn't stop. Sigh. So, arrived late, and have got nothing done so far.

Okay, off to take a quick look at the restaurant's site, check out the menu. TTFN.

annie175
05-06-2013, 02:15 PM
Good Morning all...

Busy weekend. SHuu weeee! Glad to get back to work to get my personal business done. The enrollment meeting went well, now getting ready for Wednesday's enrollment. Putting packets this afternoon. Will meet our rep in Noblesville, Indiana at 8am at the Panera Bread. That should be delightful! Fresh, hot coffee!!

HAPPY...yep you hit the nail on the head about the sub that ran his route. THey just do not make hard workers like they used to. Glad you got your chair together, however when I have a chair like that, I make dang sure I don't have to get out of it for a long time once I sit down. I am gargling salt water and my throat does feel a bit better today. Movin' and meltin' snow, bleh

LAURA....bah on the train!

CHELLE....hope your first day is going great!

MELLIE....glad Jen is doing so well. That must be a relief.

CEEG...I do a lot of recliner sleep as well, some of my best sleep is in the recliner.

HEY SHADDIE!!

Bout it for me. Later chickies

ceejay52
05-06-2013, 03:52 PM
Mel
Ouch on al those alarms. Tell those seniors to stay put for a change. Glad Jen is feeling better.

Annie
I've never been to Panera Bread. They have on in Jonesboro. May have to look into that.

Happy
Don't blame you for not wanting to be out in the dark when all the critters are stirring about, especially the bear. I was hoping she/he would find a new home.

Michelle
Hope day one at work goes well.

Laura
Bummer on the train schedule.

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Got to work this morning to find out that the filter that was not working last week had been fixed but went out again. They fixed it again this morning. So far it's holding.

My boss/friend came in this morning and told me that there was a nail in the passenger side front tire on the car. I called the garage and they came and got it, fixed it and then brought it back. No telling how long I'd been riding on that. I call myself checking but it may have been underneath.

Laura705
05-06-2013, 04:00 PM
Mel - I hope today is being quiet for you and you've had a chance to catch up on your zzz's. Good news for Jen's speedy recovery.

Annie - Sorry the rain is putting a damper on things. Sure wish you were here to put our garden to rights, LOL. Sorry C had to come back to a lot of work and no paycheck. Boo! Good thing the tax check was there!! Yeh, Good Giggly Wiggly for the class name is probably 2/3 apppropriate - it's a good workout, though there's some wiggly going on (upper arms in particular, LOL). Too busy breathing heavily and sweating to be giggly though!!! :D Ouch re the scratched throat. Now what's that rule about how many times you should chew your food??? :?: Hope it's feeling better by now. You sound like you're looking forward to the coffee Wed. morning - didn't you replace that broken coffee machine yet?? :coffee2:

Happy - Sounds like you had a nice weekend. Yeh, it's so nice to get outside in the fresh air, especially when it won't freeze your lungs!! :D I say donate the book you bought so you can take a tax deduction on it.... I don't know how strong I am even with this exercising, because I felt like I lost a lot of fitness when I had that gap in exercise after I injured my shoulder last summer and again when I had the flu earlier this year. But I'm smaller now and what strength I'm getting is showing more. I made a point of wearing a stretchy top to the kbell class yesterday because up til then, all the instructor probably saw was that I get winded easily and sweat alot, and who knows what he thought was under the baggy t-shirt. So I thought it would be good for him to see that I actually have the start of some ab definition under there, LOL. But I'd definitely need back up in the role of commune security!!! Is there anything that would repel the bear? Maybe you just need one of those shark cages on your deck.... Fingers :crossed: that the sump pump keeps on pumping!!

Ceejay - Good for you deciding to scale back the weekend travel. I looked at the sport's page for the Derby results but don't recall the horse's name. Oops. It sure looked muddy. I heard someone on the radio this morning talking about how the jockey's wear multiple sets of goggles and just pull off a pair once they get muddied up. I never knew that.

Michelle - No worry about personals, you've got a lot to focus on right now, just do what you have to do. Hope your back is feeling better today and your day is going well.

Hi Shad!! :wave:
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Meeting went well and lunch was fine. Weekend was alright. Friday we went to the German deli/cafe for dinner. I had a bowl of goulash soup, a half sandwich and some chips and when I got home I fell asleep shortly after I turned on the tv. Ceejay - it's so easy to fall asleep on the recliner!!!

Saturday was the 4G class, then some laundry and then lunch with bf. He opted to use my once-a-year accompaniment to Hooters that day, and he had the wings and I had the fish sandwich. I don't hate the place, but it's awfully loud. It's very interesting how many families with young kids they get in that place! :D

After lunch, we ended up going to buy my cell phone, and then we went to the mall to get our new phones Ghost Armored (protects the face of the phone). OMG, the mall on the weekend is a nightmare. So loud and filled with people, I just don't know how people work there. And while we waited for our phones to be done I made the mistake of going into H&M to see about
some dress slacks. That place looked like a tornado had gone through, and it was packed. Ugh. Living only 6 miles away, you'd think it would be a good place for me to shop, but I just can't take it. Next time I go, it'll have to be a weekday morning, or maybe a weekday evening.

Anyway, I was happy to go home and take doggy for a walk. :)

Sunday was a nice day, but after my k'bell class and a shower, I went shopping for slacks. Ended up at Kohl's - close to home and cheap. About a year ago I noticed they no longer bother trying to make sure the size of clothing on the clothing matches the size on the hanger itself. What a nightmare trying to find my size! I ended up with a pair and when the checkout girl asked if I found everything okay, I told her that their racks were a disaster. She said she'd pass that along, but I don't think she really meant it...

Back home to bf working on moving all my stuff from my iphone to my galaxy. An argument ensued over the whole situation and I won't get into it, but it put us both in a bad mood after that. We did, however, get out for lunch and stopped at the market for a few things afterwards. Back home, I walked doggy, spent some time in the yard with doggy and then it was time for dinner. We had our American tacos to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Tried to figure out the new phone a bit after dinner, but it'll take a bit of time to get accustomed to it. Technology!!

Nothing planned for tonight. I imagine bf will want to rush me to say it's okay to sell my iphone now, but I'm still not sure I have everything off of it. My photos are saved to the computer hard drive, and my contacts and music made it over, but my calendar is blank and I dont know if my notes are anywhere...have to figure out which app I use to download and listen to podcasts...:faint:

Okay, enough rambling. Time to wreak some work out of the day.

annie175
05-06-2013, 08:00 PM
LAURA....I read all these posts from you about walking doggie...well Sass is having none of that. I put the leash on her go out the front door and she filps over on her back and won't walk...or she walks a few feet, pulls and tugs on the leash then flips over on her back...you would have to literally drag her upside down on the leash..she is such a sheet. My DD said it is because we spoil her and carry her everywhere...well yeah...she is our baby....I might try the harness thing to see if she will do better. What a nightmare. You keep up the exercise, kettleball, gggg thing for the both of us. Kohls is notorious for just getting things back out on the floor, hence who cares what the hanger says, just hang it. I didn't work at the service desk for 2 1/2 years to know that is what happened....throat is feeling a bit better, like the 3rd day of strep throat. This, too, I will overcome!..

CEEG...wow on the nail in the tire thing. It is a good thing you didn't have a dang blow out. Of course, the nail was probably plugging the hole and saving your life. Scary stuff. Panera is pretty good, I especially like their soups and salads, rather than their breads and bagels.

Better get the kitchen cleaned, dryer folded and hit the hay. Took 1000 mg of ibuprofen to cut the throat pain, so maybe I can sleep tonight. Was miserable last night and got up with C this morning at 3 am.

Goodnight/morning all...chat tomorrow, after enrollment meeting...

Love and hugs.

diyana
05-06-2013, 09:48 PM
Hi everyone -

First day on the new job went well. It seems like a great team. I'll meet more people tomorrow as most people work from home on Monday and Fridays, which is awesome!

I got home a little bit ago. My step-mom went out to dinner with friends, so I fixed myself some spaghetti and meatballs. Now it's shower and relax time. Santa is enjoying day care. he's all tuckered out by the time we get home. :)

Sending get well wishes to Annie and anyone else under the weather. Sending good vibes to all.

Much love and many hugs,

Shad
05-07-2013, 06:55 AM
Evening all,
Quick post from me - not feeling up to much at the moment. Had two appointments today, one for a pap smear and the other a hearing aid one. At least the hearing aid got fixed and I can now wear both of them. One had been so loud that it reduced me to tears just to put it in.
The pap smear was okay. She tells me everything looks healthy, however she is not happy with my 'itch' which I have had for some years and other doctors have just given me a cortisone cream. She mentioned a couple of things that it could be - and one of them was cancerous or at least precancerous. So we do a biopsy Friday week. Only 3 more appointments to go and I have to say that it is officially now hacking me off.

So I am taking my aching and itching body off to bed and will be back in the morning for another round. Only this time it will be more enjoyable. Two big blokes are taking me out to lunch. And I will also go up to see Mick and his staff and see how the training thing is coming along.

MELODY525
05-07-2013, 08:18 AM
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GOOD MORNING FRIENDS

LOVELY SUNNY MORNING. HOPING TO GET OUTSIDE FOR A FEW.
QUIET NIGHT AND I HAD A GREAT SLEEP.
I HAVE NOTHING PLANNED FOR TODAY.GOING TO KEEP IT THAT WAY TOO.
NOTHING NEW TO REPORT. JUST PLUMBER'S TALK. :rofl: :rofl:
HAVE A GREAT DAY




SHAD....VERY SORRY TO READ ABOUT THE ITCH.
PRAYING THE BIOPSY GOES WELL:hug:
PLEASE KEEP US INFORMED WITH THE UPDATES.
HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH THE BLOKES AND LUNCH :rofl:
EARLY MOTHER'S DAY PRESENT?????



HAPPY....WOW YOU GUYS ARE ON THE MOVE!
I BET YOU'RE SO HAPPY TO SEE THE END OF WINTER.
FINALLY SPRING HAS HIT YOUR AREA.
HOPE MR BEAR FINDS ANOTHER PLACE TO GO OTHER THAN YOUR YARD.
WE MISSED THE AURORA BOREALIS (SP) WHEN IT COULD BE SEEN FROM NJ.
IT JUST WASN'T DARK ENOUGH WITH ALL THE CITY LIGHTS.
I BET IT'S BEAUTIFUL IN PERSON AND NOT ON A TV!!
I WOULD LOVE TO SEE METEORS TOO.




LAURA.....WELL YOU CERTAINLY HAD A BUSY WEEKEND.
THAT'S NOT COAL IN THE AVATAR IS IT???
I THOUGHT HE WAS BLACK IN ANOTHER POSTED PIC.
WHOEVER HE IS HE'S CUTE. LOL
HOPE YOU LIKE THE PHONE.
I DON'T WANT TO LEARN ANYMORE TECHNOLOGY!!!




CEEJAY......GOOD THING THE BOSS SAW THE NAIL.
RICHIE KEPT PICKING UP NAILS SOMEWHERE LAST YEAR.
YOUR PUMP SOUNDS LIKE OUR LEAK. HOPE THEY BOTH HOLD! :crossed:




ANNIE......I CAN ALMOST SMELL PANERA!!
SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT PLACE TO ME:coffee:
HOPE ENROLLMENT CONTINUES TO GO WELL.
IT SHOULD WITH YOU PLANNING EVERYTHING!!!





MICHELLE....GLAD TO HEAR THE DAY WENT SO WELL.
HOPE IT KEEPS GOING THAT WAY.
SANTA MIUST LOVE ALL THE COMPANY NDURING THE DAY.
GOOD LUCK THIS WEEK.

annie175
05-07-2013, 09:37 AM
Good Morning lovely chickies.....

Lil man's surgery to have tubes put in his ears was a success. He is asleep on daddy's lap in the hospital at the moment. Thank you Jesus for watching over all my babies....

I babysat lil man last night while sis went to the rehab and cut dad's hair. Dad reached up and took Sam's hand then said I love you Sam. Of course being the big baby that she is, like her momma, got all teary eyed.

Will come back for personals.

annie175
05-07-2013, 10:30 AM
MELLIE....glad you finally had a peaceful night, bout time, gosh darn it. Sounds like a MELLIE day is in store today!

SHAD...hope the biopsy comes back ok. Maybe you just have a nervous itch down there.....haha

CHELLE...glad the first day was a success, more good days ahead.

Hello to all the chickies...

Loves and hugs

Laura705
05-07-2013, 10:49 AM
Morning all. Still immersed in getting the cell phone where I want it. Bleh. Silly how all-consuming it's been. I think the only remaining thing I really care about is getting my calendar items transferred. Have to figure out if I can transfer them to the phone from the backup, or if I'll be manually (re-)entering b-days and appts.

Annie - So glad to hear li'l guy's surgery went well! :) :hug: It'd be nice if Sass took to the leash and walks - you'd be getting a bit of exercise too. Not sure what to suggest - maybe teeny tiny little pieces of some yummy treats to get her to walk with you on the leash??

Mel - Glad you had a good sleep and a quiet night. Fingers :crossed: for another quiet day and hope you get to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. :) :sunny: I so wish I could see more of the night sky too! No, that dog is one of the standard 3fc avatars. I'll have to see if I can get a photo of Coal that'll look good when it's shrunk down to size. I find photographing a black dog quite difficult.

Shad - I hope the biopsy results come out clean. Enjoy your lunch with the two blokes! :hun:

Ceejay - I missed your mention of the nail in the tire - good thing the co-worker noticed it. Who knows what that leads to... The tires on my beater commuter bike are really in bad shape and it won't take much to blow them out, so I better buy new ones quick.

Michelle - Glad your first day went well. :) Ooh, work at home days on Mon. & Fri???!!! How cool. Yes, I know I haven't been too keen on that for myself in the past, but when the train delays get to me, working from home sure sounds good. Glad Santa has company during the day. In our house, we always say "A tired dog is a good dog." :lol:

Happy - Off on the ATV somewhere trying to outrun the bear?? :D

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So I forgot to mention that on Sunday's dog walk by the creek, I think I saw what was a river otter or something in the "creek". (The creek is actually a place where the storm water drains into.) That was interesting.

And in other exciting news, I was opening the garage door yesterday morning to get my bike out and heard something fall as the door was rising. When it opened I found my bike toppled over and several yard tools as well. The noise I heard was the push broom that had apparently landed against the door. Turns out the prior owner's cheesy jury-rigged wall hook "system" had finally given way and come out of the wall. My bike was fine and it appears only our giant loppers were damaged a bit - one plastic handle shattered, exposing the metal underneath. Nothing a bit of duct tape can't handle. But now this is the perfect opportunity to plan a real wall system. I know we can set up something that will store a lot of the hanging tools much more efficiently than the current hodge-podge of hooks, etc.

WW today, so I'm unfed. Haven't heard about movie night, so I will either go to an exercise class or do some stuff that needs doing around the house.

Have a great day everyone!
:flow1::flow1::flow1:

Laura705
05-07-2013, 02:56 PM
Weigh-in results: Lost 2.2 pounds! Rather unexpected. Not sure why I continue to have such loyalty to my scale at home when it always reads higher than the WW scales!! :goodscale

Today's meeting topic: Eating mindfully. This hit home since bf and I eat dinner in front of the tv almost 100% of the time. And when I eat solo, I'm either reading a book, newspaper or magazine or doing something on the computer. That needs to change.

I also liked a comment the meeting leader made:

"I did not become overweight from enjoying food too much. It was because I enjoyed it too little."

When we don't eat mindfully, we don't savor it, and don't feel satisfied, so we eat more.

annie175
05-07-2013, 03:06 PM
Whew WHoooo LAURA!! Congrats on the loss, you ROCKED it this week. Nice leader comment and so true!

ceejay52
05-07-2013, 04:34 PM
Laura
Congrats on the 2.2 pounds. That's awesome.

Annie
Glad to hear that lil man's surgery went well.

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Still having trouble with the filter draining, so far not on my shift. The boss did some more tinkering today so hopefully this will be good. They actually called the tech that installed all this electronic stuff. So now I'm playing detective.

MELODY525
05-08-2013, 07:55 AM
QUICKIE POST TODAY.
OFF TO WORK IN A FEW.
SHORT NOTICE & THE OFFICE IS SHORT.
EXTRA CHECK IN JUNE SO I AM HAPPY.
HAVE A GREAT DAY:scooter:

Laura705
05-08-2013, 11:27 AM
Morning all. Wasted too much time trying to upload a new avatar, but failed.

Went to the "Tighter Assets" class last night taught by a teacher I'd never met before. It was tough - a zillion lunges and squats of all different variations. I imagine soreness will be coming on as the day passes. So I will probably not be liking this instructor any more than I did when my quad muscles were burning. I think part of it is there were some moves she didn't do and was walking around the room checking out everyone else. I want my instructor to be suffering along with us at all times!!!! :D

Okay, I'll be back later for personals, unless everyone is out and about having a fantastic day. Me, I'm stuck inside the office with the boss on the admin's a$$ again/still. And the boss took me in her office to tell me they are posting a job tomorrow for a 2nd sr. mgr in our dept to get the transition rolling in prep for her retirement happening in about 1 year. Sounds like one of the Sr. Mgrs could be the new Director...or maybe not. And no, I'm not sr. mgr. material. I don't have the specific depth of experience that role needs. Honestly, I don't want much more than a secure job, really don't want more responsibilities. Anyway, I felt I had to say the right things to let her know that I want to know what I need to do to ensure I fit into the future structure. Not that she will control that. Bleh. Hate this chit.

Okay, NOW I'm off. TTFN.
:beach:

Laura705
05-08-2013, 11:28 AM
Oh, there's the avatar. Guess I didn't fail. That's my guy Coal. :) :love:

happy2bme
05-08-2013, 12:23 PM
Morning all,

Sorry I didn't make it in here yesterday. Our long distance phone as well as the internet were out a good part of the day yesterday. It would come back for a few minutes and then go right back out again. Mr. Bear came back last night and took out our bird feeders and we had just replaced one on Monday that the raccoon broke. If we continue to feed the birds we will have to take the feeders out at night and put them out in the daytime, just as we do with the hummingbird feeders. A couple of deer are pregnant - they should be dropping the fawns in about 2 weeks and right now they are really gobbling up the corn so we feel bad about cutting off their food right now. The snow is slowly melting and the grass has not yet started to grow so while there are bugs for the turkeys, there's not much in the way of greenery to chew on. The bear must be a pretty big one, DH relocated a suet cage and the bear got at it just reaching up whereas DH had to get on a ladder to place it. Don't want to be running into THAT in the dark. He went to chop more broken branches and took his pistol with him.

We took a ride yesterday and went to a place that used to have good pizza but shut down when the owners stopped paying their taxes. A couple that own a successful bar in another town purchased this one and they just opened last week with a limited menu. We walked in at 5pm on a weeknight and there were 8 people at the bar drinking so I guess the locals were missing their watering hole :lol: Kinda pathetic actually... The pizza was excellent - we will go there again for sure. The couple next to us said the burgers and fries were really good too. The bartender / waitress said they will be expanding their menu shortly as they get all settled in. We got to talking about the popcorn shop as we used to sell a lot of single serving packages of popcorn to the bar that purchased this new place. That bar is also where the owners went a lot apparently so they knew them well. The bartender confirmed what I suspected - that they are truly done with the business. I thought they might have left it for sale but opened it for the lucrative summer season just around the corner but it appears not. She said they may have a buyer for it. That would be good - they had darn good popcorn. And an established business, equipment and a loyal following. It's a very labor intense, physically demanding business though over the summer season. DH said if we were younger we might consider it but I said no way we could even think to do it now.

Laura - love the Coal avatar! Sounds like it was a pain to get it up and going but it was worth it. Great picture! And congrats to you on the nice weight loss. You are in the home stretch for sure and just in time for summer. That's terrific. As for the exercise class, I guess there is a place for instructors like that - some hard core people at the gym complain that they don't take classes because they are too "soft" - they are hard bodies looking for a Jillian which is ok as long as there is a variety for everyone. I guess the good thing with them transitioning in the new replacement is that you get to see ahead of time who they will be bringing in and how that person will fit in with what you are used to. Hope it's good for all involved, though it's hard when someone you really like is leaving :( Interesting WW comment but I'm not sure I agree with it. I NEVER have a problem overeating when the food comes out so-so :lol: It's when it tastes really good that it's hard to stop at a small portion and focus on each little bite.

Mel - don't work too hard today. :hug: No way you would have ever seen the aurora where you are with the city lights - would have to be in upstate NY for that. We haven't seen them yet up this way - I've looked a few times when they were supposed to be active, but nothing yet and we have real dark sky conditions. However, the dancing ribbon stuff you see in pictures on TV and such are in places like Norway and Alaska - WAY up there in the frigid cold. We would more than likely see a greenish cast to the sky or something that looked like city lights from afar with green subdued light.

Shad - I am sorry to hear about the medical concerns. I DO hope it will turn out to be nothing of worry. :hug: How did the luncheon go? Any news on the training initiative?

Annie - glad to hear that Lil Man's surgery went well. Didn't realize he was having that done. Seems like a very common procedure now. I guess that's way better than the poor kids suffering through constant earaches and the like.

Michelle - hope all is continuing to go well on the new job and the new town.

Ceejay - that was a stroke of luck that the coworker noticed the nail in the tire. With all the driving that you do, you certainly don't need a blow out on the road. How did your sleuthing go yesterday with the tricky filter?

Looks like the clouds are moving in - we are supposed to lose our nice weather to a cool front with some rain. I need to go put away the lawn furniture cushions and get myself productive. Funny how the house is not nearly as warm as when the sun is streaming through the windows.

Happy Hump Day all :wave:

MELODY525
05-08-2013, 01:39 PM
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TIME FOR ANOTHER BREAK.
GENERAL FOODS FRENCH VANILLA LATTE & A BISCOTTI.
NOT EXACTLY WEIGHT LOSS FOODS!!
DAY IS ALMOST OVER AND I WILL JUST SHOWER AND WATCH TV. NOTHING NEW HERE AT ALL. RAIN PREDICTED TILL SUNDAY AFTERNOON. WHAT A DREARY WEEK!!
THAT'S IT FOR TODAY. HAVE A GREAT AFTERNOON.





ANNIE....SOMEHOW I MISSED THE PART ABOUT LIL MAN'S SURGERY.
VERY HAPPY TO HEAR IT ALL WENT WELL.
I ALMOST CRIED ABOUT DAD'S COMMENT TO SISSY TOO;cry:
WE'RE ALL JUST A BUNCH OF WEEPING WILLOWS!!!




LAURA....THOUGHT I WAS GOING BLIND WITH THE OTHER DOG:rofl:
TOO FRASSING FUNNY.
I LOVE COAL'S PIC. BLACK IS TOUGH TO GET RIGHT AND YOU DID IT!
AS FOR THE PHONE...YOU WILL LAUGH AT THIS:
HOUSING BOUGHT ME A NEW ONE IT'S FROM VERIZON A "G'Z ONE".
WHAT EVER THE F_CK THAT IS. i WAS PLAYING AROUND WITH IT.
SO FAR SOMEHOW I LOST THE ENTIRE FRONT PAGE OF ICONS. :rofl:
BUT I FOUND A "LIVE" WALLPAPER.
COMPLETE WITH WALKING CAMELS AND MIRAGES!! :lol3: :lol3:
I HAVEN'T STOPPED LAUGHING & PLAYING WITH IT SINCE I FOUND IT!!
HOPE YOU FIND SOME HUMOR IN YOUR NEW ONE TOO!!
BUT THEN LITTLE THINGS STILL AMUSE THE CRAP OUT OF ME.
ONLY ONE PROBLEM...WHILE PLAYING WITH IT...
I SOMEHOW SET AN EMERGENCY ALERT FOR FLASH FLOODS.
THE DANG THING WENT OFF AND I THOUGHT I WAS GONNA HAVE A HEART ATTACK!!!
IT WAS SOOOOOOO LOUD AND FRANTIC!! ROFLMAO
CONGRATS ON THE 2.2 LB LOSS!! WTG!!!:cheer2:
AND THANK GOD NOTHING HIT YOU ON THE HEAD WITH THE GARAGE!!!:hug:
"TIGHTER ASSETS"....KEEP THE JOKES COMING....I NEED THEM:rofl: :rofl:





CEEJAY.....YOU CAN COME HERE & PLAY DETECTIVE WITH OUR FRASSING LEAK.
ONE DAY IT'S GONE AND THE NEXT IT SHOWS UP!!! LOL
HOPE YOUR FILTER SYSTEM STAYS WORKING.
MAYBE IF YOU VERBALLY THREATEN IT IT WILL KEEP GOING.
WORKS ON PLANTS AND BRAIN-DEAD MEN!!:rofl:





HAPPY....FIND A HUNTING LICENSE FOR BEAR AND GO GET HIM!!!
GEEZ HE'S GOT TO BE A TALL ONE. OMG:faint:
TOO BAD ABOUT THE POPCORN LADY AND THE PIZZA PLACE.
GLAD THE FOOD WAS GOOD & THEY HAVE SOME GOOD BURGERS....MY FAVE!!!
I LOVE BEEF!!!:drool: Mooooooo :moo: = :burger:

ceejay52
05-08-2013, 06:43 PM
The filters ran fine for me. Not had any trouble with them as yet. But the night shift is where it's all happening. The bosses changed out a few parts and nothing happened last night. Fingers crossed that this fixed everything.

Yeah in 1.5 more hours I'm officially on vacation. Heading to Missouri. I will spend the night on Thursday but not sure where before I get to Branson. Hope the weather holds. My friend in Jonesboro is going with me.

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Laura
A good picture of Cole.

Happy
Ugh on the bear. I'd be afraid to go outside by myself with a bear that big.

Mel
Guess you didn't mind going to the office today. Gives you something different to do.

Shad
Sending you good vibes concerning the medical concerns. Believe me I do not want another biopsy in that area as long as I live. Unless they sedate me.

Annie and Michelle :wave:

happy2bme
05-09-2013, 02:00 AM
Happy vacation Ceejay - you deserve a break and a good time. Hope you have fun - safe travels to you. And good weather.

Mel - you crack me up with the new phone. I'm afraid I'd be the same way losing icons and not knowing how to answer the blinking thing. Maybe you can lose enough stuff so you can't answer when the office is looking for you :lol:

MELODY525
05-09-2013, 07:13 AM
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SAFE TRAVELS CEEJAY!! WE'LL MISS YOU.
HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME WITH YOUR FRIEND & THE FAMILY! :beach:





HAPPY....I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING ABOUT THE PHONE!
THE BOSS CALLED AND IT VIBRATED AND I DIDN'T HAVE IT WITH ME.
IT WAS SITTING ON A TABLE. :rofl:
SO I NEVER "HEARD" IT. HA!!!!
IT GOT SO BAD FIGURING THIS OUT LAST WEEK THAT I HAD MY DOORBELL CHANGED TO ANOTHER CHEAPER CELLPHONE.
OUR DOORBELLS IN THE LOBBY RING OUR PHONES.
THEN WE PUSH #3 TO LET THE PERSON IN AFTER TALKING TO THEM..
THE COPS HATE THIS SYSTEM AS YOU AN IMAGINE.
TENENATS KEEP HANGING UP INSTEAD OF LETTING THEM IN:lol3:
I KNEW I COULD NEVER ANSWER THIS PHONE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.
SO I CHANGED IT THURSDAY LAST.
HAVE A GREAT BEAR-LESS DAY!



:cofdate:GOOD MORNING CHICKS
NOTHING NEW HERE TO REPORT.
PART OF ME IS GLAD THAT IT WILL RAIN TILL SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
TENANTS ARE GETTING SLEEPIER AS THE DAYS GO BY!! LOL
I AM HIDING TODAY. HAVE A SUPER DAY.

ceejay52
05-09-2013, 08:37 AM
I'm getting the last things packed. I need to go to the bank and car wash.

I was furious when I got home. The lawn had been mowed, but not manicured as I call it I called B and he said that I told him to wait till this week end so it had to be my neighbor. I told her last week NOT to mow this yard. I sent her a text message but she has not yet responded. I'm NOT paying her either. I've put a do not disturb note on the door until I get ready to leave.

Have a good day every one.

I've looked at the radar this morning and we have some rain possible heavy rain with thunder and lightening in them. So keep us in your thoughts.

I'm taking my tablet so I'll have communication.

Laura705
05-09-2013, 10:28 AM
Morning all.

Ceejay - Safe travels, and have a wonderful vacation! :) Hope you don't run into the heavy rain/storms on the way. So does the neighbor just go ahead and mow thinking you'll pay her even if you didn't want her to mow?? Ridiculous and so nervy! I hope the filter situation is fixed by the time you return to work.

Mel - Love the gingerbread man's cocoa hottub, LOL!! Your mention of biscotti has made me miss it. Usually just a Sunday morning thing, but still, I miss it. Good thing Trader Joe's seems to keep changing the variety they sell, now I just take a pass on it. I can empathize with the phone challenges - these smartphones are too smart for their own good! (Because I don't want to say I'm too stupid to work it, rofl.) Too funny re the emergency alert going off! I wasn't sure what "live" wallpaper was so I avoided that - figured it might use up extra battery or too much of my data plan, haha. Might have to check them out sometime just for fun though. :) Hey, that Tighter Assets class is no joke!! My burning quads could tell you that!

Happy - I bet you're looking forward to seeing little fawns sometime soon. :) Your ride and pizza sounded like a nice afternoon. It's fortunate to have the food quality remain good in spite of ownership changes. Hope the popcorn shop reopens with the same good product. Thanks for reminding me of a positive about the instructor from the other night - she did give options to make the moves more or less challenging, so that's good.

Annie - How's your week going - did you enjoy your breakfast at Panera? I like their salads!

Michelle - Hope your first week is going well. So do you get to work from home this Friday??? Wouldn't that be nice!

Shad - Hope the rest of the med appts are going smoothly and not too painful on the wallet.

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Nothing much to report from here. It's cloudy right now and we're forcast to get some heavy storms later today. Boo. We'll see if I cycle home or not.

Okay, off to be productive. :comp:

happy2bme
05-09-2013, 11:56 AM
Morning all,

Cool and rainy morning although we seem to be just below the leading edge of the rain clouds so it's mostly spitting out there. It's alright with me, sump pump has been running constantly for the last 3 days draining the water away from the house foundation - we don't need any more water quite yet. It is chilly though.

Yesterday we went bopping around town and one of our stops was to the nursery - they have beautiful veggie plants in. We had stopped to pick up some deer corn so the back of the truck was full - no room for plants. I'm thinking it might be better to go back today rather than the weekend. The lady said the Early Girl - early crop tomatoes will go quickly so don't wait too long. There are a couple of places here including the hardware and grocery store that get plants but I found the ones that held up the best came from the nursery so I'm paying the extra and going that route. We're in a bit of a dip of cool weather - brushing freezing at night so if I buy plants that means the greenhouse goes up too. We're only putting out a little bit of corn in the late afternoon - enough to feed the party of 5 that comes early. And we're only doing that because of the pregnant does. I'm sure they were used to more corn and go away slightly hungry - I did notice them coming back late for more but we have to make sure there is nothing there when the bear makes it's way through so that he moves on to some other place. No sign of him yesterday.

Laura - last year I was getting frustrated because DH only saw a passing glance of a fawn a couple of times and I always seemed to miss it. Finally I think it was July when Momma came around regularly with the little one. They are so cute and little. I guess the moms are very protective of them - the DNR is asking for volunteers to help radio collar the babies and they said be prepared for hiking long distances in dense brush AND the mommas will NOT make it easy for you to get to the little ones. Oh sign me up for THAT job - ticks AND protective deer moms :lol: I'm thinking that if someone buys the popcorn shop they'd just operate it as a turn key business - use the same suppliers, same recipes - you could just step in and run it as it was with a day's training and then make tweeks as you go along and figure things out for yourself. If it does get ugly and rainy when you are done with work will BF pick you and the bicycle up after work? Does Coal skip his walk or do you just put a slicker on and sing in the rain?

Ceejay - those neighbors of yours are something else. I would not pay them either for the lawn. You already said you had someone else to do it. Don't get sucked into their game. You have to be civil since they are right there but if they figure out you can't be conned or guilted, perhaps they will find someone else to bug. Have a good trip - hope the weather is decent for the road.

Mel - that's kind of funny with the tenants hanging up on the visitors forgetting to buzz them in. :lol: I guess you are so used to having a village of people all around that you would go stir crazy switching to life up my way. I just can't deal with masses of people any more. But I guess it's also sometimes entertaining with their antics too.

Well I guess I'd better go get busy. Have a good one all. Hello to the rest of the chicks.

annie175
05-09-2013, 12:00 PM
Good Almost Afternoon/Night....

Took a vacay day yesterday, had to cut the grass and Cs rental. He went first with one mower on high, I followed with the second mower on low, it was a mad mess. Renters (his boss) stopped by to sign the rental agreement and pay the first month's rent. We are officially done with all of the work at the house. Back to getting my Sundays back. With the exception of getting the firewood out of the shed there, all is done.

The chicken and shrimp shish kabobs on the grill were marvelous last night. That is all I fixed so we had a straight protein dinner. Boy was it delish.

LAURA...It is sunny here right now but like you are to have storms coming in later this afternoon/evening. bleh. Mother's day is only 56, now that stinks. I am so ready for this rain to stop, I have had enough. Can't even get my garden out. Coal's picture is just adoreable. He is so sweet.

CEEG...Happy vacation time, enjoy!!! Safe travels.

MELLIE...you can run but you can't hide. Somehow the seniors find you. You didn't miss lil man's surgery for tubes. I just forgot to post it. You would of not known he had anything done. He got up from his nap and went full force.

HAPPY....are you sure the bear didn't eat your phone lines also. I know I wouldn't want to come face to face with him if he is taking the entire bird feeder with him. You are going to have to get a job just to cover the food for all the critters.

Hello to SHADDIE and CHELLE!!

Hugs,

annie175
05-09-2013, 12:02 PM
Well there is HAPPY typing over my head...hello sister...isn't it too cold to be planting just yet?

ceejay52
05-09-2013, 07:17 PM
I'm not paying her. I thnk she came outside this morning to get her pay but I didn't offer to pay either. I reminded her that I was getting b to mow. Also had to tell the girls no for a ride uptown.
By buy
I'm spending the night in west plains, mo. At the regency hotel. Will be in branson tomorrow.

MELODY525
05-10-2013, 06:59 AM
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THANK THE LORD IT IS FRIDAY.
GUESS SHAD ALREADY HAD HERS. SWEET DREAMS SHADDIE.
NOTHING NEW HERE EXCEPT PANICKY TENANTS.
I TOLD THEM THEY MUST STOP WATCHING THE NEWS.
I WILL TELL THEM IF SOMETHING REALLY AWFUL HAPPENS! :rofl:
THEY WATCH WAY TOO MUCH CABLE NEWS.
WE ALL KNOW NOTHING "HAPPY" IS EVER ON THOSE CHANNELS.

GOING DOWNSTAIRS NOW TO GET THE WEEKEND SORTED OUT.
THEN LEAVING BEFORE THE OFFICE OPENS.
HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE:encore:





CEEJAY....JUST FORGET ABOUT LAWNS FOR NOW AND HAVE A GOOD TIME.
HAVE A SAFE TRIP AND ENJOY THE SCENERY.
YOUR NEIGHBOR IS A PITA!!! IGNORE HER.
SO GLAD YOU ARE GETTING AWAY FOR AWHILE. SMILE! :beach:




LAURA...TIGHTER ASSETS...JUST THE WORDS MAKE ME LAUGH.
I MUST HAVE A SICK SENSE OF HUMOR. ROFLMAO
I KNOW THAT MUST BE AN INTENSE WORKOUT BUT THE TITLE CRACKS ME UP:lol3:




HAPPY....HOPE THE PREGNANT DOES DO OK.
I ALWAYS USED TO WORRY ABOUT ANIMALS.
YES THE ANTICS OF THE PEOPLE HERE ARE FUNNY.....SOMETIMES.
BUT WHEN I CLOSE MY DOOR, I PRETEND I AM ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE:rofl: :rofl:
IF I HAD MONEY AND NO CHAIR...I WOULD BE LIVING LIKE YOU & DH.
I HATE CITY LIFE AND ALWAYS HAVE.
HOPE YOU GET THE PLANTS!!!




ANNIE....HAPPY TO HEAR ABOUT LITTLE MAN AND ALSO THE RENTERS.
LET US PRAY THAT BOTH DO WELL IN THE FUTURE!!!:yoga:
HOPE YOU FIND BETTER THINGS TO DO ON SUNDAYS NOW!!:belly:

ceejay52
05-10-2013, 09:03 AM
Had a good nights sleep even though my friend has to have the air to cold for me i did well.
Headng to bransn today
Keep us in your thoughts

annie175
05-10-2013, 10:36 AM
CEEG....have fun in Branson! Safe travels.

MELLIE...I am with you. THank God it is Friday! I am way over this week. Hope your weekend is peaceful!

Dad was diagnosed with COPD. Advance stages. Plus side is he is not a smoker. Bad that he used to be a heavy smoker-quit in 1976. There is no cure for it but meds to make it easier to breathe. Staying as active as possible also will help. Just trying to get him stronger to be able to move more. He will be in rehab for a while.

Sunday, mother's day, since my kids have NOTHING planned for me, C and I are going to Bunker Hill, IN to visit with his momma and dah. His dad always buys Taco Bell and Dairy Queen for Cs mom, sister, niece and now ME!! hahahahaha. That is the big outing. Too funny.

Happy Mothers Day Ladies...whether human or furry!!

Hugs.

happy2bme
05-10-2013, 11:03 AM
Morning everyone,

Went out in the cold rain yesterday but I got my garden plants. Came home and set them outside to get a drink of water and of course it stopped raining! I put them in the garage overnight as it's still dipping below freezing at night. Will get DH to put up the green house today so we can keep them in there and hope :crossed: the bear does not decide to check out the place. I think he's more of a fruit and nut/seed/corn eater than a plant guy. The deer for sure would chew the plants to the nub if I left them out but they will leave the greenhouse alone.

I got cucumbers, several varieties of tomatoes as well as the minis - cherry/grape tomatoes, sugar snap peas, some nice lettuces, garlic chives - my other chives from last year are already sprouting nicely in the garden bed. I am ditching the bell and hot peppers this year because I have never been able to successfully grow the bells to a decent size and as for the hot peppers - the hotter the weather, the hotter the pepper and it just doesn't get hot enough here for that. My jalapenos last year tasted like green bell peppers - no snap. In there place I am trying some new stuff - blue lake green beans, 1 yellow squash plant that I hope will not take over the bed, 1 set of baby carrots. I guess I will have to do the radishes by seed, no plants for them at the store. I also got some herbs - dill, parsley, cilantro/coriander, lemon balm and mint. Those will go in pots on the deck. I'm going to be better about drying my herbs this year, I wasted a lot last year. I skipped the oregano, thyme, sage, tarragon - just don't do enough to make it worthwhile. I do hope to score some watermelon sage again - it blooms a lovely pink trumpet like flower that the hummingbirds love. I also got 2 long planter pots that set over the deck railings for my flowers. Had to get creative this year with flowers, DH wanted to nix them all but I said no. He doesn't want the pots sitting on the deck because water accumulates and rots the deck wood. That's understandable so I will reduce my flower pots but still have enough to draw the hummingbirds and butterflies I enjoy so much. Was hard not to go crazy in the nursery but I had laid out a garden plan and knew I only had so much space. Will still have to wait about 2 more weeks until I plant the garden outside - the days are warming up but the nights still will be a bit cool for a while. I will probably go out in a bit and help DH with the greenhouse and start to work on cleaning and loosening the beds.

Mel - funny you should say that about the news. I tell my Mom the same thing - she reads the paper every day and admits it's full of just about nothing but advertisements and bad news. Then she turns on the TV. I'm glad I can "filter" my news through the internet. Seems to me even our police blotter page in the local paper is getting bigger each week with people up to mischief. I did not realize that you'd make the jump to a Green Acres life if you could. I always took you for a city slicker :lol: Country life IS better. I watch The Apprentice on tv set in New York City and all I can think of it ALL THAT CONCRETE! :lol: I think I take for granted - well really I don't take for granted at all - the fresh air and greenery. About the only thing I really miss is a wider food selection at the grocery store!

Ceejay - sending you good vibes for your roadtrip. Have fun and let us know what you did. Hopefully you get to see some fun shows in Branson.

Annie - glad you are done with C's house and can get some precious time back to yourself again. We are about a month behind in everything due to the late snows - lakes are still frozen in spots so fishing is down, hummingbirds are late arriving, and it's still too early to plant although I think it might be ok for cold stuff like beans and radishes. I will have to check - probably the same for you - maybe not so much cold as much as soggy boggy weather. :( So how did you do the kabobs? I can never get them to come out right. Either the veggies are underdone or the meat is over cooked. I bet they smelled fantastic on the grill. DH made pork chops the other night and I was mesmerized by the smell. Did you a marinade or baste sauce?

Laura - did you get a lot of rain yesterday?

Hello to Shad and Michelle who seem to have run off and hidden together.

I should get my keester outside before DH starts another project and gets busy. Have a good weekend ladies.

happy2bme
05-10-2013, 11:07 AM
Annie - sorry to hear about your Dad. That is REALLY SCARY that he quit smoking almost 40 years ago and gets COPD now. Here I was feeling confident that I had passed the hump at almost 10 years quit.

That's cute about the Taco Bell and Dairy Queen Mother's Day Treat. Sounds like something that started out cheesy but turned into a fun tradition. Maybe your kids are planning a big surprise for you ;)

Happy Mother's Day weekend to all of us "mothers" :lol:

Laura705
05-10-2013, 12:06 PM
Morning all. TGIF!!!

Ceejay - Enjoy your time away.

Annie - Sorry to hear about your dad's COPD, but I hope the meds help him breathe easier. Taco Bell and DQ - LOL. :lol: And for some reason that sounds good to me even though I never eat from either except a dq soft serve cone every once in a while. Way back, I ate the tacos a couple times and they gave me heartburn, so no more of that but I recall liking those chicken border bowls. Don't think they have those anymore... Anyway, yay for getting your Sundays back, and I hope the tenant-landlord (and boss-employee) relationship works out well. Now we just have to have some good planting weather!!! The kabobs sound yummy!!!

Mel - Sorry you've got a bunch of anxious seniors on your hands. I agree, they're watching too much of the news channels! My mother's been retired a while now, but it seems the last 10 years or so she's really taken to watching a lot of the Sunday morning news shows. I barely catch the local tv news once every couple weeks, so she's out of luck having a convo w/ me about that stuff - a lot is political, of course. Bleh. Hopefully my sis can, LOL. Yeh, Tighter Assets is a funny name. Every time the new park district catalog comes out I wonder if they's changed the names of any of the classes...

Happy - Much as I like nature, that radio collar volunteer gig doesn't appeal to me either! Hope your critters are getting along alright in this weather (is the snow gone yet??). With you and dh, I'm sure they'll be fine. :) When it rains, bf will pick me up if he's around. Yesterday it was not quite sprinkling, so I rode home. As for dog walks, bf is more likely to skip them when it's raining. I'll try to get out, but the last time we went out in real rain, both doggy and I got thoroughly wet and I questioned my sanity. I don't have a real rain slicker or rubber boots, just a lightweight windbreaker that repels rain or other jackets that have hoods but have varying degrees of water resistence. Too awkward bringing an umbrella - dog, leash, picking up - just doesn't work. Wow, you really loaded up on the veg and herb plants!! I'm interested in how the green beans and squash will turn out. I'm on the fence re the peppers - they do alright for us, but we don't use much of our yield. It's a waste, really. Boo on dh for wanting to nix the flowers!! Plenty of solutions to save the deck. The deck rail planters will be very pretty. :) :flow1:
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Went to a circuit class last night. Bf had a friend over to watch the dvd "Jack Reacher". He made popcorn, and did a batch for me which was my dinner. I'd liked to have seen that movie, but they got a late start, and if they'd started watching earlier, I was in my class and then showering afterwards - the timing just didn't work.

Bf's mom is coming over Sunday for a dinner we'll make her. Otherwise no plans except cleaning and errands. I really need a protective case for my new phone - I'm being very careful and hoping I don't drop it!! Have to get online to see what's available.

If I don't get back here all weekend, everyone have a great weekend. :)

Shad
05-10-2013, 06:04 PM
Morning all,
Sorry to have been away so long but have had a few things happening here.
My friend Chris wanted some help with learning excel (.xls) and I have been giving her a few lessons. She's very basic on it. Next we start on formulas and stuff and then maybe charts or pivot tables, but she is not a fast learner. When it gets in the head it stays there but getting it in is not an easy matter. She had a job interview on Friday which will need excel. I told her a few things to say which do not include embellishing the truth and she seems to have gotten through it reasonably well. Whether it is well enough to go for a second round interview I don't know. She has sent off further resumes to other places. Looks like the local job market is picking up a bit round here.
Then I had a text from a friend I worked with in Indonesia and who is a bit like another son to me. His eldest son was killed in a freak motor cycle accident last weekend. G is a big mess - as you would be if it was one of yours. The funeral is on Monday about 3 hours out of Melbourne. I would have gone but that's the date I have the teeth extracted so can't make it. I have been talking to him via text messages, phone calls and facebook trying to help him through the darkest days of his life. He adored those kids.
Add to that, I have been to the bone scan, ears, eyes, picked up the new contacts - did you know they now have bi-focal contact lenses?!!!! I thought I was doing good with the monocular ones - one for long distance and one for reading and close work. Anyway I may have to look into the bi-focals next time round since we can't change the monocular ones much more and still have good long distance. Then there was the pap smear test which I told you about and the skin one - where a skin tag growth got frozen off, not because it was cancerous but because it was in a place right below my bra band and everytime I went to put a bra on, it made the tag bleed, which made it grow some more and bleed more. So it is now a hard scab and will fall off one day soon. Yeehaa
The biggie is Monday when I get the teeth removed and the implant screw piece put in. That will be painful I suspect but when given the choice, I'd rather have all the pain over and done with in one day and let healing begin than have the pain from the extraction heal and then the pain from the insertion again. That's me - a glutton for punishment. And of course on Friday, I have the biopsy. That is the end thank the lord and praise the heavens.
The kitchen sparkles - I have scrubbed, cleaned, organised, reorganised and thrown out stuff like it never existed. Lightening the load for others to clean out after I shuffle off this mortal coil - not that I am planning to go anytime soon you understand and I still have room to put clutter into later if I wish.
Add to all the above woes and work, I also have my niece who is wanting to get into her own place carrying on on my shoulder as well. If she would just get rid of the parasitic b/f I would try to help her out, however since he doesn't seem to want to work any harder or try to get a permanent job or sell his boat to house his partner and daughters I am not going to make things any easier for him. Surprisingly enough, I spoke to the DB2 yesterday and he has similar feelings. He and his ex have saved up enough money to buy the niece out of her share of their house but they won't give it to her until he stumps up with an equivalent amount of dosh.
Enough of the family problems. I am going over to NZ at the end of June to my sisters 60th. I will also take enough time to be there for Chris (ex-Japan) 65th birthday on the 21st, and the time in between will be for looking up the family tree and picking up my great, great grandfathers naturalisation certificate copy. Then I can get on with a bit more of the family archives and probably write them onto the canvas frame I bought for the purpose.

Mel - troubles with the seniors again????? Too much news for them. Maybe the building will have to limit the channels they are able to see! To much bad stuff and they might rebel and mutineer or do something completely stupid.

Happy - nice to know that I am not the only one planting for the season. I've put in some French Beans, potatoes, the tomatoes were already there and some lettuce. next comes the corn, some rocket (arugula). I'm not sure about the peppers this time. I have birds eye chili growing wild but the capsicum didn't do too well last time and the bugs got more than I did so maybe something else. Sounds like the wildlife know where there are easy pickings.

Laura - Our exercise queen. Although I have been doing some power walking (like every morning before the sun gets up) since I have been home, there hasn't been a lot of other type of exercise. It's all too much effort trying to fit classes in right now. Too much else going on. I'm sort of hoping to get back into it shortly.

Ceejay - happy travels. Enjoy the break. Watch out for the brown road signs and once in a while just follow one. That's what I do when I am travelling and I have seen some marvellous sights that I would never have done when travelling the freeways and highways.

Annie - poor little man. So sad to hear of his operation but as long as it helps to get over those ear infections, it has to be a good thing. Nice to know that you won't have to do any further maintenance on C's house. Might give you an extra few precious moments in the weekends. My house is so small that you would go through it like a dose of salts in a matter of minutes - so when you come over I'll have to think of other things for you to do - maybe following those brown signs like I just told Ceejay

Michelle - back on home soil at last. Hope the job is living up to expectations. Santa will be loving his doggy day care.

Okay, well today is dining room day. I only have a couple of cupboards to do. Then take out that danged heavy mat which I hate and clean the floor and then figure out what to do with all these magazines I seem to have collected. Maybe take some of them to the doctor next Friday since the surgery had some pretty awful selections to read last time I was there. Some will get chucked and I'll see if any friends want the others. I only buy two magazines a month, Super Food Ideas and Better Homes and Gardens. Got sick of the crap printed by the 'womens' magazines. I don't actually care who in Hollywood is having it off with whom or whether the Royal Family has had another argument, or whether Michelle Obama looks better with or with the bangs. Not interested.

So I had better get going and get on with the day. Tomorrow is Mother's Day or Mothering Sunday if you are British and the kids (DS2 and G/F) are coming over to give me a couple of hours to do some heavy work in the garden - hedges, weeding etc. We will have breakfast together - probably a bbq - so I had better go get some vittles' in and feed the pair of them.

happy2bme
05-10-2013, 06:36 PM
Shad - did your rocket come back on it's own or did you have to replant?

Shad
05-10-2013, 09:59 PM
I let a couple of plants go to seed. They have come back bigger and brighter than ever.

MELODY525
05-11-2013, 07:39 AM
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MORNING CHICKS.

QUIET NIGHT. QUIET MORNING.
CANNOT ASK FOR MORE AFTER A RASH OF ALARMS.
DARK AND RAINY OUTSIDE. WINDS AND ROLLING THUNDER.
GOOD DAY FOR EVERYONE TO JUST SLEEP.
RICHIE IS NOT FEELING WELL. STOMACH & A SLIGHT FEVER.
I THINK WE WILL CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY NEXT WEEKEND.
I DON'T CARE WHEN WE DO IT:rofl:
I JUST WANT PEACE THIS WEEKEND:beach:
NOTHING ELSE IS NEW HERE.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND :yay:






SHAD....YOU REALLY HAVE BEEN THRU THE GINDER WITH DRS .
HOPE THE SCAB HEALS AND THE DENTIST APPT GOES WELL.
I DO NOT ENVY YOU AT ALL!!!!
FOR THE DINING ROOM...WHY NOT PAINT ONE WALL RED???:rofl: :rofl:
MAYBE WE COULD GET WHAT'S HIS NAME FROM HOME & GARDEN TV TO HELP!
CAN YOU BELIEVE I FORGOT HIS NAME????:lol3:
GOOD LUCK TO CHRIS AND HOPE SHE FINDS SOMETHING.
I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT G'S SON.
I CANNOT IMAGINE ANYTHING WORSE.
MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIM AND HIS FAMILY :hug:
ENJOY YOUR MOTHERING SUNDAY WITH THE KIDS.
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LAURA.... I ALREADY BOUNCED MY PHONE OFF THE FLOOR ONCE.
THEN JEN DID IT THE NEXT DAY :rofl:
THE LIVE WALLPAPER WAS ONE OF THE CHOICES THIS PHONE ALREADY HAD.
WHEN I SHOW PEOPLE THEY CRACK UP. I STILL DO TOO.
HAVE A NJICE DINNER WITH THE DMIL. ENJOY MOTHER'S DAY.
I THOUGHT I SMELLED POPCORN LAST NIGHT!!!:corn:





HAPPY....I HOPE WE GET PICS WHEN YOU PUT UP THE GREENHOUSE.
THE WATERMELON SAGE SOUNDS BEAUTIFUL.
THE PLANTS WILL NEED A HEATER IF SPRING DOESN'T WARM UP MORE!
HOPE MR. BEAR LEAVES THE HOUSE ALONE TOO.
LOVED THE CARD. GOT IT YESTERDAY. I LAUGHED OUT LOUD!!!
WISH I HAD SOME MORPHINE RIGHT NOW!!! :dizzy: ROFLMAOFF!!!!





ANNIE.....I'M VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT DAD.
HOPE HE STAYS STRONG AND KEEPS MOVING.
I GOT THE SAME ADVICE LAST YEAR.
SENDING BOTH OF YOU GOOD THOUGHTS :hug:
I LAUGHED AT THE MOTHER'S DAY TRADITION!!!
CAN I GO WITH YOU??? I LOVE TACO BELL & DQ!!!





CEEJAY....:scooter: SAFE TRAVELS TO THE SIS'S HOUSE!!
I LOVE IT COLD AND USE A COMFORTER!!
KEEPS THE SINUSES HAPPIER.
ENJOY YOUR VISIT :hug:

annie175
05-11-2013, 08:05 AM
Morning Ladies!!

This is going to be a busy day....gotta post quick and get my arse in gear.

Bank
Menards hardware
Dust
Vacuum
Mop
Laundry
Scour baths
Cut grass
Til garden?
give Sass a bath
blah blah blah

SHADDIE...hugs for all your sorrows, whoas and life. You sound so busy in your bit of time home.

MELLIE...glad the alarms were silent.

LAURA...take tomorrow off to be momma to Coal on momma's day.

HAPPY...you have a LOT of critters to be momma to, just be careful with the bear.

CEEG..hope your vacay is going well.

CHELLE...breath it is all good and you are strong and will be fine...love on Santa!

HAPPY MOMMA'S DAY TO ALL!!!! Hugs

ceejay52
05-11-2013, 10:20 AM
Went to the BaldKnobbers show last night. Really needed that laugh. It was an excellent show
More later

happy2bme
05-11-2013, 11:45 AM
Good Saturday Morning,

It's much cooler and very breezy out there. We have the greenhouse butted against the house which is good because DH said it shifted a bit in the wee morning hours. We have it on the cement patio so no way to bolt it down although DH said he was going to put some wood on the outside flaps. I could also take some big rocks and do the same thing. I did snip some leaves from the lettuce mix pots I bought - yum yum. The lady at the nursery said to clip the first few sets so the plant got nice and full. We had leftover pasta for lunch and we kind of full so we had a nice big salad for dinner with thin sliced left over pork chops, lots of fruit, several lettuce greens and some nuts. Topped it with an apple vinaigrette I made and it was good. I think I would have preferred the white balsamic dressing I had but wasn't sure if DH would eat that so I did the apple stuff.

Spent almost all day outside yesterday. Laid out the plants in the garden beds so that DH will know where he needs to build me some support braces for the climbing stuff. I started weeding and prepping the beds too, we will need more compost and dirt and will pick that up when we take a ride to the home improvement store in the next day or two. For being outside all day, I sure didn't get the good night's sleep I thought I would. Just one of those nights. Now, like Annie, I have a full day of chores ahead of me.

Ceejay - Baldnobbers :rofl: what a name! :lol3: Glad to hear that you are having fun already. Hope that sets the tone for the rest of the stay. :D

Annie you busy busy lady. But a good busy doing the things like the garden that you enjoy. Just be careful of that toe - no mowing in flips, ok? I think with the cooler weather now it's a great time to be out doing the hard stuff in the yard.

Mel - I love your new avatar! It's so you and makes me smile to see it. You're getting to be a pro with the computer stuff. Glad you got a smile from the card, I thought it might be something cheerful for those days when life kicks you in the knees. ;) Hope you get your wish for a quiet and peaceful Mother's Day weekend.

Shad - very sorry to hear of your friend G. What a tragic situation. I'm glad you are there to comfort him. And to help Chris too. I had to dig deeper into Excel with my last job and found it most frustrating from the prior version - they flipped some things around and even admitted it didn't work out as well as they would have liked. But if she's learning now, she'd never know that. I found that a lot of times, it's just getting into it and muddling through it. But you are good to teach her and help her out. :crossed: hope she finds something soon. Would probably be a wise idea to plan a few quiet days after the tooth extraction. People who have had it done said the extraction was the worse part of it because not only do they remove the teeth but have to work on the bone to prep for the next step. The bone is sore afterwards so ask for some extra painkillers. ;) Had to laugh about your magazine selection - I've done the same, only 1 subscription and that's to a food magazine - more for cooking tips and techniques rather than recipes. And I will pick up the occasional magazine on the rack if the cover has good organizing or gardening articles.

Laura - most of the snow is gone although there are still a few spots out in the woods protected by tree cover. With as dry as it is here, I'm shocked things don't dissipate more quickly. Yes, I can't see a windbreaker doing much good for walking in the rain. And the hoods on those things never did fit very well. Guess you need a rain slicker for sure for dog walks, although maybe Coal is ok staying in from the rain too? Sounds like you have a nice quiet weekend - enjoy some relaxing and those killer exercise classes :lol:

DH just peeked out the window - it appears that my greenhouse is trying to go aloft. I'd better go out and help him secure it. Have a good weekend everyone.

Shad
05-11-2013, 05:19 PM
Happy Mothers Day Everyone

happy2bme
05-12-2013, 01:04 AM
A friend of mine posted this on Facebook and I thought I would share it with you all. Happy Mother's Day to all of us...

A baby asked God, "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?"

"Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you."

The child further inquired, "But tell me, here in heaven I don't have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy."

God said, "Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel's love and be very happy."

Again the child asked, "And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don't know the language?"

God said, "Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak."

"And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?"

God said, "Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray."

"Who will protect me?"

God said, "Your angel will defend you even if it means risking it's life."

"But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore."

God said, "Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you."

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, "God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel's name."

"You will simply call her, 'Mom.'

MELODY525
05-12-2013, 07:27 AM
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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY EVERYONE!

JAVE A GREAT DAY AND ENJOY THE REST OF THE WEEKEND!
:encore: :encore: :encore: :encore: :encore: :encore: :encore:

VERY QUIET HERE LAST NIGHT DURING THE THUNDERSTORMS.
I THINK EVERYONE FELL ASLEEP EARLY.
I WAS TALKING TO JEN IN THE AFTERNOON.
THEN I BACKED UP AND FOUND A STRANGE BOLT ON THE FLOOR.
JEN CAME DOWN AND FOUND OUT IT WAS THE FOR THE REAR TIRE!
IT'S A MAIN CENTER HUB BOLT. IT HOLDS THE TIRE ON.:faint:
SO RICHIE HAD TO COME DOWN AND PUT ME BACK TOGETHER AGAIN.
THANK GOD HE WAS HOME BUT HOPE NONE OF US GET WHAT HE HAD FRIDAY NIGHT!!
PRAYING THE NEW CHAIR GOES THRU THE RED TAPE QUICKLY!
ALSO......YESTERDAY I WEIGHED IN AT 183 AGAIN.
BACK DOWN TO WHERE I WAS ABOUT A MONTH AGO.
I AM THE QUEEN OF YOYOs!!:queen:
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!





ANNIE...YOU WERE SO BUSY YESTERDAY DID YOU SLEEP GOOD???
HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH C'S FAMILY!




CEEJAY.....LAUGHTER IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL.
GLAD YOU GOT OUT AND SAW A FUNNY SHOW.
I'LL HAVE TO GOOGLE THEM LATER. :D




HAPPY.....WHAT A NICE WEEKEND YOU'RE HAVING.
A LOT OF WORK BUT I ENVY THE GARDENING PART!!
THE FOOD SOUNDED WONDERFUL TOO.
DON'T LET THE FGREENHOUSE TAKE NOFF LIKE THE WIZARD OF OZ!:witch:
YOU HAD TO HEAR JEN & RICHIE WITH THE CARD.
RICHIE BURST OUT LAUGHING!!!
I LOVED THE STORY FROM YOUR FRIEND:hug:



SHAD....HOPE YOUR MOTHER'S DAY WAS A GREAT ONE TOO!:hug:

Shad
05-12-2013, 07:38 AM
Evening all,
Been a busy day. The kids came around and put in a couple of hours in the yard and trimming hedges and bushes etc. Then we went out to dinner and after I got home the other DS rang and we had a long chat
Tomorrow is THE TOOTH day. I'm about off to bed because I think tomorrow will be a long day.
So because I won't be able to do too much else tomorrow, I will save personals to then. And I better go see what information I have on Capacity Planning! What I hear you say? Some wants me to do a document on this subject. Moneys money. Who am I to turn it down.

Catch you all tomorrow

annie175
05-12-2013, 07:46 AM
HAPPY MOMMA's DAY....human and furry!!

MELODY525
05-12-2013, 08:38 AM
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Laura705
05-12-2013, 09:17 AM
Morning all! Happy Mother's Day! ;)

Annie - Sounds like you had a busy day yesterday - did you get to everything? Hope u enjoy the day w/ c & his family.

Happy - did you & dh get the greenhouse secured? I went to our little local conservatory yesterday - they had their annual plant sale. I bought a pot of pansies for bf's mum's patio. Ill have to get the rest from the home improvement store. the selection at the sale was quite small.

Shad - Nice of you help your friend Chris with Excel. Hope it stays in h her head and it helps her land a new job. Sorry to hear about your friend losing his son - how horrible! Too bad you're going to miss the funeral service, but trying to be available for support whenever it might be needed is what's important. Hope you had a nice feed today the & tooth work goes well tomorrow. Doesn't sound like a good time -definitely remember to get some painkillers from the dentist!!!

Back when I'm at the desktop - typing on this phone is drving me nuts!

Laura705
05-12-2013, 09:38 AM
Okay, I'm back and on a real keyboard and large screen now.

Happy - re the plant sale - it was rather small and selection limited, so I really just need to go to the home improvement stores garden center to get what I want. I saw new neighbors in a corner house nearby dismantling the greenhouse the previous owner had in the backyard - wonder what they did with it.

Shad - Nice the kids did some of the yardwork with you. You're not gonna try and write the document while you're on pain pills are you? :yikes: :lol:

Mel - Hope the rest of your chair stays intact until your new chair is ready for you!!! I like your new avatar too!! :) Hope the building stays quiet.

Ceejay - Glad you enjoyed the show. Way back as a kid we took a vacation to MO and spent a day or two in Branson. This was well before it got built up the way it is now, and the Baldknobbers was one of the shows we saw! There were really only a few of those theaters doing shows like that back then. Branson was totally unrecognizable when I saw it several years back when I went out to visit my mother. Not that I would have remembered much from 40+ years ago, lol. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip - when do you return?

Hello Michelle - hope your having a good day in sunny northern CA. :sunny:
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No exercise class yesterday morning - I had a lot I wanted to do. Did quite a bit of it - errands, shopping, housecleaning, etc. We also had the annual lab rescue org auction and dinner last night. It was a lovely event, always has been. We sat with a pleasant group of people - three couples who were there together. Nice night. And as they say - it's for the labs!! :D We won one silent auction item we bid on (out of about 4) - a Pampered chef circular pizza stone and a nice pizza slicer. Our rectangular stone is slightly small for large-ish pizzas, so this will be nice. And our current pizza slicer is a small thing, nothing compared to this large-wheeled one. We also bid on several donated gift cards (live auction, card goes to the first bidder, at face value) and won one card for The Cheesecake Factory and one for our favorite electronics store.

More to do today and I'm going to try to do a couple things before my kettlebell class, so I better hit it.

Everyone have a great day!

happy2bme
05-12-2013, 01:02 PM
Good morning ladies,

Happy Mum's Day to You. It's sunny but very cool here - supposed to get down to 25 tonight, glad we have the greenhouse up to protect the plants. Yesterday was just a total whacky weather day. It was grey, cloudy and very windy. Then the sun broke out. Then 2 minutes later it got dark again. It started to rain. Then I heard something and looked out the window to see a literal blizzard of white round pellets - like the snow melt stuff you put on the ice. We got rain, sleet, ice, wind, clouds and sun. It kept cycling through. Very strange.

I got a new squirrel proof feeder when I was at the nursery and DH put it up the other day - got a new bird - a rosebreasted grosbeak.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/Picture-RedbreastedGrossbeak_zps43ac92f1.jpg (http://s37.photobucket.com/user/deemarie27/media/Picture-RedbreastedGrossbeak_zps43ac92f1.jpg.html)

Sorry that it's kind of blurry. My camera will not zoom quite enough to capture the birdfeeder from clear across the yard. I had a better shot of the bird when it was on another perch, but as soon as I got up to get the camera it flew off. We have 2 males - as usual the males are the more colorful ones. I think one of the females was on the suet cage but didn't get a good enough look at her.

Not sure if I'm going to work in the garden today - it's sunny but a bit breezy and cool for me so I might stay inside today. We are going to a nice dinner out this evening that I'm looking forward to. Already called my Mum and sister and spoke with them.

Mel - I'm so glad that Jen saw the bolt before there was any serious problem. OMG - that could have been a total disaster. :hug: Hope the new chair gets to you soon. Good for you on keeping the weight down - I know it must be hard but you are doing a great job!

Laura - I have one of those pizza stones - my sister gave it to me for a housewarming present when we moved to TN. I loved it so much - use it for pizza, cresent rolls, all kinds of stuff. Eventually it will crack from wear and tear and I just had to replace it. She also gave me one of those super big pizza cutters which disappeared and made me sad. DH liked to use it and had a maddening habit of leaving the cutter in the pizza box. I didn't always check the box before I tossed it and I'm afraid that the cutter wound up in the garbage can. You will love them I'm sure. Did you get the stone with the built in handles or the wire rack that it sets in? I have the rack. Sounds like the new neighbors are not gardeners tearing the greenhouse down. But I would agree that it's something you have to totally use or it's not worth taking up the space in the yard. Enjoy your kettlebell class today.

Shad - nice that the kids helped out in the yard. Hope all goes well with the tooth tomorrow. I can't think of a better way to write about a stiff subject like capacity planning with other than a big bottle of wine or the fog of some good painkillers :lol:

Hope you are having fun Ceejay.

Enjoy your day Annie - don't spend it doing all work.

What happened to Michelle??? Did she take a wrong turn and is wandering northern California???

Time to go get busy. Again, Happy Mother's Day to All.

happy2bme
05-12-2013, 01:23 PM
Oh also meant to say that I watched the movie Guilt Trip with Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogan yesterday. It was cute. Barbra plays the overbearing mom to a T - just when it starts to get to be too much, the plot twists. It had a nice ending. Not Oscar material, just a smile, feel good movie.

diyana
05-12-2013, 01:35 PM
Happy Mother's Day everyone, including those of us whose kids have 4 legs and fur! :rofl:

My new job is going well. And I've got a potential opportunity brewing in San Diego. Before I accepted my new job, I had agreed to be presented for a permanent position for a company located in Escondido, just north of San Diego. I had a phone interview a week ago and it went well, so they asked me to fly down at their expense for a face to face interview. I took Friday off and flew down. I think the interviews went well, and I should know whether or not I get the job either this week or next week. If I do get the job, I'll just drive down there with my clothes and Santa and leave my furniture in storage. And I'll stay with my cousin's ex-wife for a month or two until I find a place. At least when I move my stuff down there, it's only a 10 hour drive, and not a 4 day drive. :rofl:

Right now, I'm just going with the flow. I'm enjoying staying in my step-mom's home. Santa and I are just kicking back in the backyard enjoying the 70 degree temps this morning. It gets warm in the afternoon, but there's plenty of shade. I did all my errands and laundry yesterday, though I may wash sheets today. Santa is having fun chasing the squirrels! My step-mother is away on a trip. And since she travels at least once a month or so, we should be able to make this living arrangement work if I don't get the job in Escondido.

She would like me to stay here so that I can get some of my debt paid down, and that would be very helpful. On the other hand, if I stay with my cousin's ex-wife, we can help each other through the post-divorce healing/re-building process.

I'm just going with the flow knowing that whatever is meant to be is going to happen. And wherever I end up, I'll have people around who love me and care about me, and whatever job I end up having...I know I'll be successful. Because as I proved to myself on the roadtrip out here, once I put my mind to something, I can do positively anything! :yes:

I'll try and catch up on personals later...sorry I've been away so much.

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

Much love and many hugs,

Shad
05-12-2013, 11:19 PM
Teeth are out. Implant is in. Hurt is happening. Soup and then a nap. Not doing anything thing today other than curling up on the couch and reading a book, watching television and snoozing.

happy2bme
05-13-2013, 12:07 AM
Sleep as much as you can Shad - feel better soon :hug: I hear this is the worst part - the rest of the bits are not nearly as bad.

Shad
05-13-2013, 05:31 AM
Actually it is not as bad as I thought. The bits that hurt at the moment are not in the mouth. Must have had to lean on my cheekbone.
I'm sleepy, but not in pain, however my mouth tastes bad! Another rinse out shortly then probably an early night.

MELODY525
05-13-2013, 07:49 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS

MOTHER'S DAY WAS FILLED WITH INSANITY.
I HAD A CALL YESTERDAY ABOUT EVERY 2 HOURS.
I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT MYSELF. :rofl:
IT WAS A WEEKEND OF NUTTY PROBLEMS.
ONE SENIOR LOCKED IN HER HOUSE.
ANOTHER SAW MORE "BLACK" THINGS RUNNING IN THE HALL.
NOT THE USUAL ....MY TOILET IS CLOGGED.
ANYWAY WE GOT THRU THE DAY.
NEXT WEEKEND RICHIE GOES DOWN TO FLORIDA FOR A GRADUATION.
JEN IS STAYING HIOME. SHE'S JUST NOT UP TO THE NONSENSE DOWN THERE.
AFTER ALL SHE WILL SEE THE KIDS ALL SUMMER VERY SHORTLY.
SENT MY REPORTS DOWN ALREADY WITH THE MAINT. MAN.
THERE ARE RUSH MEETINGS THIS THURSDAY.
WE'RE WORKING AROUND EVERYONE'S VACATION TIME NOW:faint:
SUN IS OUT AND COLD & I AM STAYING INDOORS WITH THE FRASSING SIGN ON THE DOOR.
HAVE A GREAT MONDAY/TUESDAY:moped:

PS: WHEN I FOUND THE AVATAR...IT REMINDED ME OF WHAT I LOOK LIKE IN THE LOBBY.
GOING BOTH WAYS AT ONE TIME. CRACKS ME UP WATCHING IT:rofl: :rofl:




SHAD....HOPE THE MOUTH IS FEELING OK WHEN YOU WAKE UP:hug:.
I CRINGE JUST THINKING OF IT. :yikes:
TAKE A REST DAY TODAY AS WELL. IT IS KIND OF A TRAUMA TO THE BODY.
FINISH READING THAT BOOK!!!




LAURA....THAT AUCTION & DSINNER SOUNDED GREAT.
THE LABS HAVE GOOD "FRIENDS".
LOVE THE PIZZA STONE AND CARDS.
NOW YOU AND BF CAN MAKE US APP PIZZAS!!:hun:
ps: now jen & Richie want to play with my camels on the phone!!



HAPPY.....I LOVED THE PIC OF THE BIRD & feeder.
WHEN I OPENED THE PAGE...IT WAS THE FIRST THING I SAW.
HE IS GORGEOUS. MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS I REMEMBE SEEING AN ORIOLE.
BUT CANNOT REMEMBER WHERE I WAS WHEN I DID.
WE SEE THE OCCASSIONAL CARDINAL HERE....THE MALES.
I WANT TO SEE THAT MOVIE TOO. THANKS FOR THE REMINDER.




MICHELLE...GLAD TO HEAR ABOUT ALL THE INTERVIEWS.
GOOD LUCK WITH ALL OF THEM.
HOPE A GREAT ONE POPS OUT!!

annie175
05-13-2013, 07:50 AM
GOOD MORNING CHICKLETS!!

Sunny, bright day in Indy....a lil on the chilly side, but I will take it. Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day but only 50 degrees. A little on the burrrrrr side for me.

Mothers day went well but was very stressful drive wise and trying to cram everything into one day. Started out we arrived to visit with dad at about 9 am. Then left there at 10:30, got to Cs parent's house at noon, off to Taco Bell then to ice cream. It wasn't DQ, it was this lil privately owned ice cream joint. I had half of a small strawberry sundae with pecans, no whip cause me no like whip....well depends on who is doing the whipping...bahaha. C got a turtle sundae, the others got peanutbutter ididerod (sp). It is PB ice cream with oreo cookie ice cream in a waffle cone flipped upside down in an cup. You scrape the top of into the bowl then is the part in the waffle cone then the cup part. Silly if you ask me but that is there thing and I went along with it. Then we left there at 2 to get home by 4 as my kids came over with the sweetest cards, a new 1 1/2 foot yard gnome for the garden and a mini-teeny-weenie pink rose bush that is only supposed to get about a foot tall once planted. C brought me lovely planter and sweet card on Saturday night. All the kids left about 6:30 and I collapsed.

Cutting Cs grass last Wednesday, somewhere I got into poison oak and have a couple of streaks across my upper chest/neck area. Itches like the dickens, but refraining. Taking allergy meds and using cortisone ointment on it. Just don't want it to spread, lil close too close to my face.

SHADDIE...hope the pain subsides soon and you are back to your ornery self. Hmmm capacity planning? Is that like Humana moving us from a large suite to this sardine can suite? lol

HAPPY...what a lovely bird on that feeder. My dad would absolutely love it. I may print it out and take it with me tonight to show him. He loves birds...he actually got a BLUEJAY<----as mean as they are, to come eat peanuts off the lil table next to his lawnchair. Now that is brave. The greenhouse is such a plus and fresh lettuce, I am jealous.

CHELLE...so happy for you that things are working out and coming together for you. See you just have to believe it, not just say the words of encouragement. Hugs..

LAURA....love love love Pampered Chef. I have a zillion items from Pampered Chef from parties that were going strong back when I lived in the sticks. I have that round stone also, used to have the square one but it bounced off the shelf and broke in about 6 pieces. booo..

CEEG....glad you are having a good time in Branson and getting a few laughs at the shows.

MELLIE...Another peaceful night, amen! Glad Richie could fix the chair before the wheel came off. I have seen a few cars like that on the highway, it is not pretty. Have a marvy Monday sister!

Better get this posted...love and hugs, have a great day/night....

annie175
05-13-2013, 07:56 AM
And there is MELLIE typing over my head! Well now the rest of the weekend with all the seniors and alarms, don't they know it is Mother's Day weekend?

ceejay52
05-13-2013, 09:10 AM
Had a good weekend until mothers day.woke up with a bad stomach virus. All is well this morning except for some soreness. Getting ready to head back to arkansas

happy2bme
05-13-2013, 10:14 AM
Annie - I forgot your Dad likes birds so much. Here's a better shot of the Grosbeak. DH waited very patiently with his camera (much better zoom).

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/Picture-RosebreastedGrosbeak-EricsShot_zps56d273ee.jpg (http://s37.photobucket.com/user/deemarie27/media/Picture-RosebreastedGrosbeak-EricsShot_zps56d273ee.jpg.html)

Laura705
05-13-2013, 10:27 AM
Morning all!

Happy - Nice bird feeder, and a nice pic of the bird - looks like he's got a seed in his beak. :) Let's see if the feeder keeps the squirrels at bay. I suppose you really do need a greenhouse to extend your growing season up there. Yeh, I think the people that took out the greenhouse have kids and probably wanted the yard space more than the greenhouse. Thanks for your take on The Guilt Trip. I'll have to get on the list at the library or see if it's available on Netfix, or maybe Redbox. Re the pizza stone, ours has the metal rack. I checked it out online and see that it's been retired now, and the built in handles are what they sell now. I think I prefer the perfectly flat stone.

Michelle - Glad the job is going well, and fingers :crossed: re the SD job oppty. Too funny to think that a possible move down there wil be "only a 10-hour" drive!! :lol: It might be a good thing for this to happen sooner than later, before the dust settles, and you and Santa get comfortable. :D Whatever happens, we know you can definitely do it!! :)

Shad - Hope you're getting some good rest and recovery time and the pain stays manageable. :hug:

Mel - Wow, sounds like it was a crazy weekend - calls every two hours!!! I hope everyone pays attention to the sign on your door and you can get some peace and rest today. You sure deserve it. Yeh, the lab rescue organization has a lot of wonderful volunteers. I need to seriously think about what I might be able to do for them. They have people who act as foster parents to dogs while they are in the process of getting healthy and waiting to be adopted, they have people who transport dogs taken into the organization, people who screen the adoption applicants, etc.

Annie - What a whirlwind day for you yesterday, but it sounds wonderful (and tiring). You must post a photo of your new gnome when you find a home for it in your yard. :D I really want a gnome - gonna shop for one and use one of my gift cards to pay for it. Ick, poison oak! I hope it goes away fast!! How uncomfortable. I'm not one for those parties where you buy stuff, but since I LOVE kitchen gadgets, I don't mind going to the Pampered Chef parties at all.

Ceejay - Sorry to hear you had tummy troubles on your vacation - I hope you feel better soon and have a safe drive back home.
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Sore in many spots today. I went to the kettlebell class to find I was the only student there. We decided to do some k'bell and then some TRX. TRX is a strap system that gets secured to a beam or similar and it uses your own body weight to do strength training. OMG, it was tough - you have to really use your core to keep yourself stable while doing the moves. At one point he had my feet in the loops so that they were suspended (probably 4-6 inches off the floor) and me trying to do some plank moves usually done with feet on the floor. Oy!

I came home to find bf on the phone w/ his mum - she'd gone out to a lunch on Saturday with her sister and a niece at a restaurant that is known for giant portions. She had a burger and ended up sick. She didn't come for dinner. Bf had already prepped the roast (it had to sit in the fridge for 2-24 hours anyway) and side dish, so it's ready to go for tonight. Hopefully she's feeling better and can make it tonight. Either way, we have to prepare the meal tonight.

We had lunch and made a couple stops including Walmart. I walked doggy and then relaxed. I was beat from that kbell class and slept like the dead last night.

Nice day today, low 60's expected, but cooler down here by the lake. The admin said this is the boss's last day before her 3-week vacation - I thought it was tomorrow. Guess we'll see.

I'd really like to go home and be a couch potato tonight, but if bf's mom is coming to dinner, it'll be a bit more than that, but it'll still be nice.

Better skeedaddle now.

happy2bme
05-13-2013, 10:57 AM
Morning all,

Guess we had quite a dip in temps last night. A couple of my plants in the greenhouse are rather droopy today - the basil looks a bit frostbitten and the green beans and a couple of the tomatoes are looking a bit sad. :( It's supposed to be sunny today and while in the 40's at night, not quite so cold so I hope they will recover. :crossed:

They have a new chef at the casino and he's really trying to up their game (no pun intended) for the buffet. They had a marvelous looking offering for yesterday so I told DH that's what I wanted for our one meal out for the week. They had lunch from 11 to 2 and dinner from 4 to 8pm. I would have done either but the dinner offerings were more to DH's liking. He decided to take a nap in the afternoon so we got there just after 5pm. There was a LONG line there. They were giving out numbers and we were number 68. They were calling number 24 at the time. ;) They had turned the usual kind of sad room into something quite nice with tablecloths, candles on the table and all the ladies got long stemmed roses and a glass of champagne. It was 8:10pm when they finally called our number. I know DH was being a trooper because he doesn't like to eat much past 6pm, much less our biggest meal of the day. You pay up front and I noticed that it was a few dollars less than advertised. Went in to eat and aside from the prime rib, it was a totally different menu than what was listed on the advertisement. And that menu was why we waited almost 3 hours to eat. Also the tablecloths and candles and roses were gone. I asked the meat carver what happened to the menu and he said they were wiped out. I don't think in the history of the casino they ever served that many people. I was a little upset because I would never have waited that long had I known they ran out of the good stuff. But I have to say, what we did have was delicious. DH was very happy in fact because some of the things I wanted like roasted asparagus, Eggs Oscar - girly food - was replaced by things like twice baked potatoes and steak and peppers - MAN food :lol: We did have a nice dinner, even if it was very late. Next Friday they are doing a special fish fry - this time we learned our lesson, we will be there 30 minutes before it opens. :rofl: Lest you think we are pigs, remember that it's REALLY HARD to get nice meals here. Mostly it's fish fry, burgers and pizza. I do miss the variety of grocery stores and restaurants from back in Chicago - but that's about all I miss.

We were supposed to take a travel trip to the home improvement store but I am just not feeling up to it today. My back hurts for some reason. Will have to check it out for another day. Other than that, just housework and I should get to the 2 books I checked out from the library. I picked up a few groceries yesterday so we are good with food for the week.

Ceejay - sorry you took ill. That's particularly rough when you have to travel. Hope you will get home without incident.

Annie - whooo you make me tired with your busy day. We had one of those tiny pink rose bushes in TN. I loved it but they are quite fragile. I hope yours takes and blooms well. Oh no on the poison oak! I sure hope it doesn't spread. Don't they make some soap or something to get the oil off your skin? Bluejays are pigs. Many consider them to be a nuisance bird because they bully the smaller birds. I think they are pretty as long as they play nice. We would feed them peanuts also - they are pretty brave when it comes to getting near to humans to get food.

Mel - too funny about the avatar - for sure I can see you rolling back and forth pulled in all directions. VERY fitting :lol: I guess we are all getting a bit of cool weather this week. Long range forecast pattern for us is a cooler than usual summer. Which is ok, I only like hot when there's a pool to cool off in, otherwise 70 degrees is right up my alley. I don't think that's true tho for your area - might be "the heat is on". Just what you need - hot seniors and NOT in a good way :lol: We are hoping we can attract orioles here too this year. I guess you put a couple of nails in a board and tack it to a tree and they will eat from that. Or you can get oriole feeders with a sugar water solution similar to the hummingbird stuff. They sure are pretty birds. Beats looking at goofus people :rofl: Hope you day quiets down.

Shad - hope you got a good night's sleep and wake up feeling better.

Michelle - good luck with the interviews.

Hi Laura :wave: will catch up with you later.

Time to go find some breakfast. Have a good one chicks.

happy2bme
05-13-2013, 11:11 AM
Ah there's Laura typing over my head again. "Cooler by the lake..." that is SO CHICAGO :rofl: and it really is true too. Whoowee what a work out in that class. Sometimes it's not so good to get one on one attention - hope you are not too sore today. Re: the lab rescue - I'm sure you can find some way to help out. I'm sure they are happy for any help they can get. They need foster folks here too at the shelter, I just think I'd get so attached to the animals I would not want to give them up.

purasilk
05-13-2013, 02:35 PM
nice post ladies

Shad
05-13-2013, 04:30 PM
Morning all,
Well the pain is not too bad at all. I can feel the jawbone, but it is just an ache not full blown pain. Didn't sleep too well last night but that is only to be expected since I slept most of the afternoon away. And now Miss Puss and I are up and at it well before daybreak - her because her ever empty tummy demands sustenance and me because I couldn't stay in bed any longer. My teeth have been cleaned about 4 times since 2.00am this morning because of the dreadful taste in my mouth and I am now enjoying a cup of tea which is cooled to the extent that I don't get pain when I drink it. Today is the biopsy and apart from the check up for my teeth and removal of the stitches in 2 weeks time, I am done with medical appointments and aren't I glad about that.
It's cool and misty and damp over here. Mind you our cool is about 20C at the moment. Around 70F give or take a degree or two. It will probably make 80F by lunchtime. This rain is good for the beans, but not good for me to be outside and chopping hedges or digging gardens - so the weeds can take a break for another couple of days before I get to them. I'll concentrate on the inside some more.
DS2 and G/F have bought a duplex property. One side is quite habitable and the other needs a lot of work done on it. They have investigated putting in some of the refugees that seem to flood our shores and need rehoming while they wait for their visas and permanent residency. I figure that since so much of my tax dollars go towards investigating, feeding, housing and caring for the health of these people, my family might as well get some benefit out of it. Anyway, they are now furnishing the first unit and are raiding the cupboards and stored boxes for things like dinner sets, cups, glasses, pots and pans. I'm getting rid of a lot of clutter and it is going off to be useful. Bit of a bonus. I might not be in favour of a lot of these people being let willy nilly into our shores but the world is a rotten place and we have to do what we can.

Annie - a gnome! Do you have other gnomes in the yard? Some of them are quite cute. Sounds like you had a busy Mothers Day. That ice cream thing sounds pretty awful to me. I like my ice cream straight. Just give it to me NOW!
Capacity planning is similar to stuffing a whole lot of people into a space - however it doesn't look at the floor plan! It's about putting a group of people with like qualifications together - eg. electricians, working out the number of hours that they are available to work and finding jobs for those hours. We (in the mines) like to make sure our workers are fully occupied you know, to compensate for the huge amounts of pay we give them. Lets hope they don't bring capacity planning into your office eh?

Michelle - I forgot that this job you have is a contract job. Well let's hope something permanent comes up if that is what you want. Personally I've done contracting for so long now that I wouldn't know what to do with a full time permanent.

Happy - nice to see the bird pictures coming through again. Don't think I would have hung around waiting for a table to be free like you did. The menu must have been something special. Hope the little plants come back for you.

Ceejay - hope you feel better now

Laura - I enjoyed hearing about the friends of the Lab. These people do a lot for the poor animals. I watch the GSD page on facebook and cringe every time they talk about an animal being in a high kill shelter. Geez man, the authorities should licence the owners not the dogs. There is a group in NZ called Paws Justice that along with the RSPCA takes owners and people who mistreat animals to court and often manage to win reasonable sentences for these people who are IMHO worse than animalistic. Enjoy the pizza stone.

Mel - what a Mothers Day you had. Maybe you need to schedule another one next weekend. Are the kids still coming up for the summer? Poor Jen. She doesn't get much of a break does she. I may take today as a rest day, but then again I might just up and go somewhere nice - oh probably not, it is raining again. No walk for me today then. I will have to try the yoga/pilates/ tai chi thing on the floor again. I exercise 5 days a week but it aint doing much I can tell you.

Hello Purasilk. Nice to hear from you. Are you just new to the threads?

Well

diyana
05-13-2013, 06:59 PM
Hi everyone,

Shad - I'm glad the pain has lessened. I think I missed what you were having biopsied, but I hope it turns out to be free and clear of any nastiness.

I tried to work from home this morning (since we're allowed and encouraged to do so on Mondays and Fridays), but I couldn't connect. So I went into the office, had the support team figure out what was wrong..and went home at lunch to work from home the remainder of the day.

I'm glad I did because I got a call from my ex. Our 12 year old dog Doppler had stopped eating. He was being quite finicky for the last several weeks, but would eat more often than not. Even still he had lost nearly 1/4 of his body weight (he's just a 20lb dog and today weighed in at 15lbs). My ex took him to the vet today and the vet said he just wasn't absorbing any of the food he ate. 12 years is not old for a dog of his size...but I guess after having diabetes for much of his life, his little body just gave out. The vet ran a blood test which confirmed what the vet suspected...that Doppler's organs were shutting down. There was nothing the vet could do. Doppler was dying. So since there was no hope for recovery, my ex had the vet put Doppler to sleep. :cry: So very sad. I'm heartbroken. When I pick Santa up from day care today, I'm going to give him an extra big hug and Thank God that I have him. I'm glad I got to spend some quality time with Doppler before I moved west.

MELODY525
05-14-2013, 08:25 AM
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SOMEONE HAND ME A COFFEE DRINK PLEASE!!
I HAD 2 ALARMS IN ONE HOUR...BETWEEN 3 & 4 AM.
AND THEY WERE THE SAME WOMAN.
ONE CALL TO GET HER INTO BED.
THE OTHER WAS THE COPS FORGOT TO LOCK HER DOOR:faint:
NEEDLESS TO SAY I LOST SOME SLEEP OVER THIS.
PUT THE REPORTS IN THE OFFICE MAIL SLOT AND A SIGN ON MY DOOR.

ON A GOOD NOTE....THE TOWN HALL IS GOING TO BUY NEW FRONT
CASTOR TIRES FOR THE WHEELCHAIR CHAIR THAT JUST CAME BACK.
THEY SAW BALD TIRES ON THE FRONT AND MADE THE DECISION.
THE INS. CO. REFUSES TO PAY FOR THEM BECAUSE A NEW ONE IS IN THE WORKS.
SURPRISED THE TOWN THINKS I AM WORTH THE $500.
(insert any sarcasm here) :rofl: :rofl:

HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE.



ANNIE.....HOPE YOUR MONDAY WAS MARVY TOO.
MOTHER'S DAY SOUNDED GREAT. GLAD THE KIDS CAME OVER TOO.
I WAS GOING TO GET THE TASER OUT!!!
I AM DROOLING OVER THE ICE CREAM:drool:
SENDING DAD A GOOD THOUGHT.




LAURA....REALLY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE DMIL.
WHAT A WAY TO GET SICK. YUCK. HOPE SHE FEELS BETTER.
I THINK THAT THE KETTLEBELL CLASS IS GETTING KINKY!!
STRAPS AND HANGING??? Hmmmmmmm
BETTER LEAVE IF HE PULLS OUT ANY HANDCUFFS!
HOPE THE MUSCLES FEEL OK TODAY AT WORK.
THAT HAD TO BE SOME WORKOUT!! OUCH.




HAPPY....THE PIC IS GORGEOUS.
I SHOWED JEN THE ONE FROM YESTERDAY.
MOTHER NATURE HAS SOME WONDERFUL COLORS.
THE DINNER SOUNDED NICE DESPITE THE AWFUL WAIT.
THEY PROBABLY NEVER EXPECTED SUCH A HUGE TURNOUT.
I WOULD LOVE TO HANG OUT FEEDERS BUT WE DID ONE YEAR AND....
A THOUSAND PIGEONS AND BLACK BIRDS SHOWED UP OUT OF NOWHERE!
THE LAWNS AND SKIES WERE FULL OF THEM.
TOOK WEEKS OF NOT FEEDING ANYONE TO GET THEM TO LEAVE:rofl:
(those black birds were nasty to the sparrows and they were huge!!)
HOW IS DH DOING??? HOPE HE IS HOLDING HIS OWN:hug:
GOOD LUCK WITH THE PLANTS. THE NIGHT BEFORE IT HIT THE HIGH 30'S :brr:
I HAVE THE HEAT BACK ON. JEN TOO.:flame:




SHAD....GLAD TO HEAR THE MOUTH IS DOING OK.
I HATE AN ACHY JAW THOUGH. OUCH!
THANK GOD THIS POKING & PRODDING IS ALMOST OVER!
LET US KNOW ABOUT THE BIOPSY RESULT!!:hug:
I AGREE ABOUT ALL THE INCOMING PEOPLE I ALL COUNTRIES.
BUT THEY HAVE TO GO SOMEWHERE.
CHURCHES HAVE BEEN COLLECTING FOOD AND HOUSE STUFF HERE.
LOTS OF DONATIONS. WE SENT A TON OF STUFF IN SHOPPING CARTS.
HOPE YOU GET TO GO SOME PLACE NICE,,,,TAKE THE CAMERA!! LOL
GIVE MISS PUSS A PAT FOR ME.




MICHELLE....SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT DOPPLER.
HEARTBREAKING TO LOSE A BELOVED PET.
I STILL MISS MY BIRDIES.
GLAD YOU GOT TO WORK AT HOME.
HOPE THE CONNECTION PROBLEMS STAY SOLVED!!

diyana
05-14-2013, 10:55 AM
Good morning ladies. Just enough time for a quick :wave: before I start work.

I hope those who need rest, get to rest; and those who need to be productive (like me) are productive.

Much love,

annie175
05-14-2013, 11:00 AM
Good Morning.........

Started my day off at the dentist. Had two fillings replaced that fell out. My bottom front two teeth. THis is about the 6th time they have been replaced from fall outs. It is hard to get fillings to stay in them. Bout every two years. He is only charging me for one of them tho....yee haaa.

MELLIE...V I C T O R Y on the new front tires for the chair. Good things come to those who wait! Your long wait is ridiculous tho. I think you should put an alarm in the senior's apts, then every night pull the alarm in their place so they can see how it feels...ba hahaha.

CHELLE....so sorry to hear about Doppler. My heart breaks for you. Glad to you have Santa to love on. May a fluke but seems like once you left the doggies in the x's care, both of them went down hill. Just sayin' you must be the better parent. :)

SHADWICK....yep got the yard gnomes all over my front rock garden and flower garden. I love the little critters, however they sorta resemble my xh. hahaha...short and white furry hair, all he needs is the hat and little boots...ba haha, I am lmao right now. I worked with design engineers for 23 years while at RCA/GE/Thomson. They are in a league of their own. Strange and nerdie, but very intelligent. Only a handful had a tolerable personality. Glad you are wrapping up on your med appts. Do let us know how the biopsy comes out.

HAPPY...great the food at the casino is better, too bad you didn't get the best of it. I agree with you on the bluejays, normally they dive at your head when you get too close. They just seem mean...like a gang or something. By the time I figured out I had the poison oak it was too late, already broke out. I got some Campho-Phenique to rub on it to dry it out then some topical benedryl cream that blocks the histamine. All and all it does feel better now but still bumpy and red.

LAURA....I am convinced you are taking torture classes and not exercise classes. Holy cow you are on a roll. Hope DIL is feeling better and enjoyed dinner with you last night.

CEEG...feeling better? Safe travels home sister.

Hello Purasilk!

Better get busy, didn't get here to 10 due to dentist appt. It is now 11 and I am just in no hurry to start this work day...hahahha

Love and hugs

Laura705
05-14-2013, 11:25 AM
Morning all.

Mel - Hope you can catch up on your sleep today - maybe a nice nap?? How great the town is getting you the new front tires on your chair - no sarcasm, they'd be lost without you in that building and they know it!! Bf's mom is still not feeling back to normal and she was unable to join us for dinner last night. :( If she's not feeling well today, she said she's going to the doctor. LOL re your comment re the kettlebell class! :lol: Next week is the last one - and it's the make-up class for the one the instructor missed. I sure hope we have another student besides me this time!!

Michelle - I'm so very sorry to hear about Doppler. So sad for you and the ex. It wasn't so long ago you lost Mischief. :( Dogs with medical problems add a whole new level to the heartbreak because of their shortened life span.

Shad - I'm glad the pain isn't too bad. I recall when I had my wisdom teeth extracted many years ago that the pain didn't last long from the extraction itself, but it seemed like my jaws got tired quickly when I started eating solid food again. Hope the biopsy comes out clean. It's nice that some of your castoff items can be used in ds2's rental unit. I'm with you - I'm not tempted by all the fancy ice cream flavors or all the stuff added to it (except for rocky road). Yes, people who neglect or abuse animals are some of the lowest life forms around. Going anywhere nice now that all your appointments are done for the time being??

Happy - Glad you had a good meal on Sunday, but too bad it wasn't what you anticipated - and that looooong wait! I wouldn't have waited, but I understand your options are much fewer up there, so it's not as simple as going to another place in the area. Is your back feeling better today??

Ceejay - You're probably on your way home. Safe travels!

Annie - Looks like you're getting the same warm weather we're gonna have today. Whoohoo! :sunny:
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As I mentioned to Mel, bf's mom was still under the weather, so we split the roast and froze a big hunk and cooked the smaller portion just for bf and I. It was really tasty. The price was steep, but I guess you get what you pay for... The homemade au gratin taters were very yummy too. And we also ate the dessert we bought - bf had tiramisu and I had a napoleon.

On top of that I'd also succumbed to the snack monster on the way home from work yesterday and bought a bag of those cheese-filled pretzels and had about 2/3 of the bag. No surprise that my weight is up 2 pounds overnight, so I don't have high hopes for a loss today at my ww weigh-in.

No movie tonight - it was moved to Thursday this week. Not sure if I'll go to an exercise class or just get out in the yard and enjoy the weather.

Okay, better get this posted before another interruption comes along.

happy2bme
05-14-2013, 11:29 AM
Morning all,

Michelle - so sorry to hear about Doppler. :hug: I know it's hard to lose them but you certainly don't want them slowly starving either. Hope Santa will remain healthy and carry on for the group.

Mel - I'm somewhat confused, unless you had a bed like mine which was ultra pillow tops on top of a big bed frame which required a running leap and a pole to get into it, how does a woman have an issue getting into her bed????? And I guess it follows that if she needed assistance getting INTO the bed then I guess she couldn't lock the doors afterwards :lol: Holy cow - do you think the availability of the alarms sometimes makes it more convenient for them to ring on stuff they would have otherwise figured out on their own? I'm so glad they are going to replace your tires. For all you do running that building unofficially, I think it's the least they can do to help you out. I'm glad SOMEONE is on your side in this oftentimes uphill battle.

Shad - glad the jaw is on the mend. Your 'cool' weather is my ideal weather. I take it that DS and GF are rather handy (like Mum) when it comes to rehabbing properties? They say if you shop carefully (and it sounds as if they do) many places can be fixed up nicely for a minimum of investments. As long as the tenants don't wreck the place or ditch out on the rent, but I imagine that can be controlled to some degree with a bit of background checking too. I imagine you are off (work) for as long as you chose to be? Anything more about the training project with your buddy?

I missed the garden gnome Annie - how fun is that?

It's supposed to get all the way into the 80's temperature wise today. Which will make for quite the warm day. Especially after I wasted the gas to warm the place this morning :lol: - however it is very overcast and looks like the skies want to open up and wash us away so I don't think it will get quite as warm as they say. I guess I learned a costly lesson with the greenhouse. Sunday night it dipped down to 21 degrees. I had my plants in the greenhouse and thought they would be ok. We got home after 10pm and it wasn't until after midnight I was checking the weather when I saw it was going to get that cold (didn't feel all that chilly when we arrived home so I wasn't expecting it). I was already in my pjs and didn't want to mess around in the dark outside fussing with a cover for the plants. When we tarped the plants in the garden, it seemed enough just to have them covered over so I thought the greenhouse would also do the same - protect the plants from frost settling on the leaves. I guess it was cold enough to freeze the plants. The green beans, cucumbers, most of the tomatoes, basil and mint - more than half my plants are looking very raggedity. I brought the beans, mint and basil into the house and did cover the plants last night although it stayed in the 50's overnight. Went to uncover them today and the cucumbers and tomatoes are looking far worse than they were yesterday. It's questionable if they will be able to recover. I could just kick myself for being such a dummy. Now I know better...

On a lighter note, my Mum loves the chocolate and fudge shop up this way. They opened for the season last week with their annual fudge sale. I decided a box of chocolates would be the perfect Mother's Day gift. I didn't say anything to her - wanted it to be a surprise. Mum was spending the weekend at my sister's house and sis said the look of glee when she opened the box and saw what was in there was just like a kid at Christmas time. Mum rations herself to 2 pieces a day. Or so she says ;) There is a not as good chocolate shop by my sister's and Mum asked her to take her there prior to my package arriving. Sis did not want to spoil the surprise so she watched as Mum loaded up on 3 and a half pounds of individually wrapped chocolates for her "stash" at home. She also took my mom to the bakery as well as the grocery store. Can you tell my mom has a sweet tooth as tall as she is wide???? Mom came home yesterday as she was having a fix it man over to do some work around the house. When she was packing her stuff, she accidentally left the box of chocolates and instead grabbed the same kind of bag but this one had some items that needed returning to the store. She realized her mistake as she was unpacking and called my sister to try and elicit some sympathy (and a long return trip to drop off the box). Sis was having none of that - said it would be cheaper for her to mail the box to Mom rather than drive there and back just to drop off a box. She reminded Mom that she had the 3 and a half pounds of chocolates from the other shop as well as half of a cake from the bakery and something else sweet that slips my mind at the moment. Mum said "yes, that's all well and good BUT nothing beats Happy's chocolates and the other stuff is all krappp in comparison". :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Gotta love her. :hug: Sis assured Mom she'd wrap the box tightly and no one in the house would touch her precious candies until the next trip up...

That's about it for me. I was gong to work out in the yard until it got hot but right now the weather is looking iffy. Hellos to the rest of the Worldies - catch up later.

Laura705
05-14-2013, 11:37 AM
Annie - Can't say the same thought didn't cross my mind re the dogs left with Michelle's ex. Heehee re the ex resembling the gnomes. :D And I heartily agree with you re engineers - nerdy w/ personalities of mud. :yes: Gross generalization, I know. Yeh, that class...the extra attention resulted in extra torture. Please let there be someone else there this Sunday so as to spread it around!

happy2bme
05-14-2013, 11:40 AM
Ok, looks like today both Annie AND Laura were typing over my head.

Annie - that's so funny that something you love (yard gnomes) reminds you of someone you don't (the ex) :rofl: At least C doesn't have to fell you are doing a tribute garden :lol3: I have one of those fillings in the front for a gumline cavity - I think they called the filling a bonding and I was always having problems with it chipping shortly afterwards. Finally one dentist fixed it once and for all and haven't had an issue since. Hopefully it's the same for you - good that he only charged for one filling.

Laura - darn those cheese filled pretzels :lol: Why is that kind of stuff ALWAYS more appealing the day before weigh in???? What kind of roast did you get - tenderloin? There's no beating a good piece of meat. And shush all you people with dirty minds :rofl:

Ceejay - hope you made it home safe and sound.

annie175
05-14-2013, 12:12 PM
HAPPY...I know, right on the gnomes and xh. When I opened the gift and saw that it was a gnome, I said to my DS, thanks for the statue of your dad. lol. I started collecting them before I was divorced so really couldn't stop myself for continuing with them even tho they look a lot like xh. My momma had a sweet tooth also. She always wanted a vanilla frappacino from Starbucks when she was in the nursing home. I always brought her one.

LAURA....the snack monster has hit me today also. I had fries from Steak n Shake. I NEVER eat fries or anything fried for that matter. Bad bad bad Annie. Good luck at WI.

ceejay52
05-14-2013, 03:55 PM
I made it home last night. I got to my destination point and saw a sign that said Jonesboro 92 miles and I went for it. Even though my back was killing me when I got home I was ready for my bed.

I'm still having some symptoms of this virus that I caught but they are subsiding. Thank God I didn't have any trouble coming home yesterday.

Still resting in bed.

I'll read later.

diyana
05-14-2013, 04:11 PM
Thanks for all the kind and supporting words!

My ex actually is a very loving doggie daddy. He really, really loves our dogs, and also his GF's dogs. Maybe it was the stress/confusion of me moving out and the GF and her two dogs moving in that contributed to the health issues. I guess we'll never know. But I wouldn't say it was due to inadequate care. He really is a good guy, and he's been very supportive and encouraging of me as I start my new life. I feel bad for him that he's lost two furry kids that he loved so much.

Shad
05-15-2013, 06:38 AM
Surrounded by stuff I want to get rid of. My niece is coming around tomorrow to see if there is anything she can use when she gets her new house. I've cleaned just about everything there was to clean in the lounge room and tomorrow will start on the hall and laundry, in which case niece might get some bed linen as well. Don't think there is much else in the house that I can chuck out or chuck her way.

Then it is out into the yard and clean up there. Doubt that the niece will want anything from the shed that I fancy chucking. She won't need much garden since she is a black thumb.

Mouth seems to be healing well. I am amazed that there is so little pain and no swelling whatsoever. I must be doing something right. Same with the biopsy site.

Michelle - sorry to hear about the dog. It's always hard when one of our furry friends goes off to the end of the rainbow bridge.

Annie - more dentists. They must be the most hated people on the planet

Ceejay - welcome home.

Happy - loved the mum sweet tooth story. They sure can get cantankerous when they get old. Loved the bird pic the other day as well.

Laura - yum on the roast and yes you are right, you do get what you pay for and I find that spending that bit extra on meat is always worthwhile. Mind you since I only eat meat about 3 times a week it really isn't the greatest burden.

Mel - alarms and people unable to get into bed, along with wheels coming loose, you really live an exciting life.

Okay - well my energy is done for the day. I have another busy day tomorrow and will try to get here earlier. My brain works better at the earlier part of the day and not too well at this end.

MELODY525
05-15-2013, 07:01 AM
QUICK POST TODAY. SHORTHANDED IN THE OFFICE.
NOTHING EXCITING TO REPORT. QUIET NIGHT THANK GOD.
SEE YOU LATER OR TOMORROW.
HAVE A GREAT DAY:scooter:

MELODY525
05-15-2013, 07:30 AM
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GOT THE MAINTENANCE MEN STARTED.
I GOT A CALL AND WON'T BE NEEDED TILL LATER ON...IF AT ALL.
I WAS TYPING THIS DOWN HERE AND THOUGHT I HAD CAPS ON!
CAN'T READ IT TO EDIT. CAN'T FIND THE ENLARGER "BUTTON". ROFLMAO
OK...GOING TO POST IT AS IT IS AND GO HOME:moped:


annie...hope those 2 fillings stay put this time.
I have a friend has that happen.
I feel like you did ...dodn't want to get started working today!!
had a laugh at the gnome!! too funny.


happy....the story about you mom and the candy is reminicent of here.
i tell you that she would fit right in!! roflmao
yes..... the seniors think they live in a luxury highrise!
this is supposed to be an apartment building and not a frassing nursing home.
but the mayor has spoiled them & they use the town to replace "family".
i have never seen anything like this in my life.by doing this, the real families by doing this, the real families are getting away with murder. sad.
sorry to hear about the plants. the weather is nuts.
a friend said it was 100 degrees in nebraska.
and here i sat with the heat on in jersey:faint:
nothing beats a good piece of meat no matter how you look at it:rofl:



laura....a roast is my favorite! yum!!!
cheese filled pretzels???omg!!! i would love to try that.
but not before i weigh myself!! lololol





ceejay....welcome home!! glad you made it back in one piece.
hope you get some rest & the back feels better :hug:
get rid of that virus too!!




michelle...i will refrain from comments i really want to make.
i am just sorry for your loss and poor doppler.
he probably didn't understand all the changes & so late in his life.
poor little thing.
have a good week at the new job.




shad....g;ad the biopsy site & jaw are healing well.
i would have thought both were going to be very sore and painful.
getting rid of stuff is making me want to begin decluttering again!!
i have a box sitting here just asking for donations!! lol
now look what you've started!!
and....i've had about as much excitement as i can tale for one lifetime.
lololololololololol

annie175
05-15-2013, 07:59 AM
Good Morning Earthlings....

Walmart popcorn for breakfast...My downfall is popcorn. But loving every stinkin' carb and cal of it...lol.

Got bunches accomplished last night. After work Sissy colored my hair, got home about 6:15. C was home early, of course he was, I was not. Anyway he was fishing with his buddy across the pond. I cut the front grass, sprayed for weeds, planted my flower bed in front, planted my lil rose bush Sis got me for mother's day, took the trash out for pick up today then folded towels out of the dryer, all that and in bed by 9:30, out like a light. Poof!

Since I have to work late tonight, Humana telecom from Louisville is coming to install new phones but cannot do it till after 5pm. So I am taking an extra long lunch today, meeting my friend Nellie who used to work here. Then I think I will run down to Marsh and pick up my scripts after that.

MELLIE....hopefully the office will not need you and you can have a day of peace. Thankful for the quiet nite.

CEEG...welcome home, glad you made it safely, hope your back and other ailments feel better quickly.

CHELLE...have a great day at work.

SHADDIE...you junk is someone elses gold. You just never know what the neice will want. I have two closets that need cleaned out. Come on over and help yourself.

HAPPY...probaby typing over my head or under my feet. LOL Have a great day chickie...and yes I caught the meat beat comment.

Later girlies.

annie175
05-15-2013, 08:10 AM
Downton Abbey has an official return date: Season 4 of the period drama will premiere on Jan. 5, 2014. The series will then run for eight straight weeks, until Feb. 23

annie175
05-15-2013, 09:51 AM
We need to hire MELLIE to be on wheelchair patrol at Disney...read on...

According to the New York Post (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/disney_world_srich_kid_outrage_zTBA0xrvZRkIVc1zItX GDP) , some wealthy mothers in Manhattan have figured out a way to jump the lines at Disney World by hiring people who use wheelchairs.
According to the report, the disabled people pretend they are members of the family who hired them so the entire group can move to the front of the line, WCPO reported. (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/national/black-market-disney-guides-families-hire-handicapped-guides-so-kids-can-cut-lines-report-says)

The Post says the “black-market Disney guides” cost about $130 an hour, or $1,040 for an eight-hour day.

According the report, Disney allows each guest who needs a wheelchair or motorized scooter to bring up to six guests to a “more convenient entrance.”

happy2bme
05-15-2013, 10:13 AM
Morning all,

Big wildfire north of us - 8600 acres ablaze. Started last night but they feel they have it finally have it under control. It's hard to believe with all the snow we had recently that we still have a fire danger but we do. The sump pump draining water from around the foundation FINALLY stopped running very early this morning. It's been going for more than a week straight. We are in no danger but last night we could smell in the fire in the air.

I did go replace my dead vegetable plants yesterday. Picked up some flowers too - read every label and selected only those that will attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Now I am eager to plant but I think I will still wait about 2 weeks just to be safe. Not replacing plants a third time. Also DH needs to expand out the garden box boards.

Annie - I saw that article about Disney. The insulting thing this is that wealthy people are hiring these folks and bragging that "this is how the 1% (meaning the 1 percent of the people holding the top wealth) Do Disney". (ie. scamming a way to jump the lines). Another fine example of the continued downgrade of society as we march towards Soddom and Gommorah. I love popcorn too but saw an article on the news just the other day recommending AGAINST using microwave popcorn. Apparently the bags contain high levels of some yucky you don't want to consume it chemical. Tis ok, I was thinking of getting an air popper anyway. And for some reason they have changed out the bags and lately the popcorn is either half undone or burned black. Hope you don't have to work too late tonight. I say you should have come in after lunch instead of starting regular time. Thanks for the update on Downton Abbey - sure takes them a long time to film a short amount of episodes. :lol:

Mel - hope you get an unexpected free day from the madness. Nothing like an unexpected holiday to make one smile. That and rolling over a couple of hundred dollar bills that just flew in the breeze your way.

Shad - you would have a field day tossing things at my house. I could probably house and clothe a small village here. ;) Glad you are feeling better.

Welcome home Ceejay.

Michelle - whatever human issues you and the ex had, there was no denying that the pups were everything to both of you. Is Santa the youngest of the 3 dogs?

Hi Laura :wave:

Can't stay on here long. DH was talking about taking an ATV ride today. Not really feeling up to it today and I certainly don't want to head north and breath in the smokey air. Couple of things I need to do before we go including opening up the greenhouse so that my plants don't roast.

Have a good day everyone. Will check back in later...

happy2bme
05-15-2013, 10:18 AM
excuse the typos. site is wonky today. Slow and I'm getting web errors.

annie175
05-15-2013, 10:34 AM
Sheesh HAPPY you sure do get a variety of things going on up there, snow, rain, critters now wildfires. Never a dull moment. Maybe head south on the ATV, stay away from the North, you will smell like a pit fire when you get back and have to shower again.

ceejay52
05-15-2013, 10:49 AM
I'm feeling better today.

Michelle
So sad to hear about Doppler. I know he had good care even after you left.

Happy
Enjoy your atv ride. This time of the year is hard on young plants. My sister has several containers that she has planted. I may do the same.

Shad
I know your mouth has had to be sore but glad it's healing. And the biopsy sight as well. More purging for me too.

Annie
You are still a busy little beaver. You make me tired just reading about things you do.

Mel
Hope you don't have to go to the office at all. Just stay at home and relax.

Laura
Yum, the roast beef sounds good. Now that I'm feeling better think I'll do some cooking this week end.

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I've made a big decision this past week end. I will be moving to live with my sister when I retire. At first I'll be in Branson then she wants to buy a duplex in Nixa, MO, where her son lives for when she completely retires. She and bil will live in one side me the other side. She's suggested that I put my stuff in storage until then. She's been thinking on this matter too.
This is where I need to be.
You can read about my week end in my blog.
It feels good to have this much time off, 11 days, to be exact. The life of Riley. But Thursday I'm putting a do not disturb sign on the door.

Laura705
05-15-2013, 11:07 AM
Morning all.

Happy - So sorry your plants got zapped by the frost. Loved the story re your mom's sweet tooth! :lol: Gosh, wouldn't have expected a wildfire in your area with all that snow! The roast we bought was a top sirloin roast from the butcher. We had an ATK recipe in which it you butterfly it and spread an herb/oil/mustard mixture in the center, tie it off, let it sit for 1-24 hours before baking, and then spread on an herb/butter mix just before serving. Yum. Hope you have a good ATV ride IF the air quality permits.

Ceejay - Glad you got home safely. Hope the back pain eases up and the virus symptoms too! One more day off for you?

Michelle - Yeh, I'm sure all the changes in the house stressed Doppler out and there probably wasn't much the ex could do about it. A sad thing for both of you, no doubt you both love your pooches.

Shad - Okay, along with Annie's usual whirlwind of activity, your cleaning rampage has made me feel guilty for being such a sloth about finishing up the last of the office project. We still have bins in the front bedroom that need to be dealt with. And then there's everything else... I need to get out of the habit of turning into a couch potato after work!!! So much time wasted sitting in front of the b00b tube. Yeh, I agree that paying more for meat from the butcher is likely worth it. Even though I'm watching a lot of America's Test Kitchen and they frequently show a beef diagram and explain the different cuts, etc., I still have problems going into a typical supermarket and finding something - I usually end up seeing something labelled with a name I've never heard of and wondering what it really is. Much easier to just tell the butcher what I need.

Mel - Yay for the quiet night, and I'm glad you can rest a bit today. The cheese-filled pretzels are just like any other junk food - tasty as heck in spite of all the bad stuff they put in them. :drool:

Annie - Mmmm, popcorn for breakky sounds great to me! We never eat microwave popcorn anymore, just make it the old fashioned way in a pot with butter and oil. I have, however, started to buy bags of pre-made popcorn to smuggle into the movie theater with me. Healthier than the stuff sold by the theater. Thanks for the update on D. Abbey!! I'll have to mark my calendar. :) Enjoy your long lunch today!

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So I didn't rush back here with my weigh-in results yesterday because I had a 2.2 lb. gain - all of what I'd lost last week. Bleh. I will take responsibility for my big eating day on Monday causing part of the gain, but it's also "that time of the month" AND I wore heavier slacks than usual AND I forgot to take off my sweater when I stepped on the scale, darn it! Better luck next week.

The boss is off on her 3-week vacation, so I'm happy for the quiet that will bring. Actually, it's been quiet more and more and did I mention that the boss's hearing has been gradually getting worse and now it's very noticeable? Talking with her has become somewhat difficult, and I'd been fretting about why things seem so different with her. I'd chalked it up to her moving into retirement mode and also worried she was unhappy with me and the admin, but once the admin and I had a chat, we finally realized that the hearing loss has changed how the boss interacts with us (i.e., much less). Admin passed along that one of our vendors that's friendly with both the boss and the admin told the admin that the boss refuses to get a hearing aid...

Didn't do anything special last night. Enjoyed sitting in the 3-season room for a bit. Looked at some cell phone cases online. Watched some tv.

Tonight I'll go to the 4G exercise class. The instructor is usually a toughie, but I'm getting used to that lately.

Everyone have a great day!!

Shad
05-15-2013, 05:56 PM
Morning all,
Crikey Happy - snow, sleet, rain, frost, floods and now fires. Your weather is nearly as weird as what we have had here over the past couple of years.
DS2 and G/F are both handy. She's a lawyer who can garden and paint, assist with concrete and plastering. He's an electrician who can tile, plumb, paint, build (mostly - his measurements are sometimes off) fix machinery, lay concrete and do plaster work and weld. Saves them a heap of money. When they run out of ideas, I get carted off to give advice!!!! and lend a hand. So he also has a Mum who can paint, tile, build walls, garden, plaster, concrete and carry out limited plumbing. I don't touch the electrics. Not to mention that I make the best bacon and egg pie in the universe (DS2s opinion not mine). DS2's idea is that you get the best expert in the field to do the job for the first house. You watch, listen, ask questions and learn. Second time you do it yourself and forever after.

Mel - lets face it, just getting out of bed in the morning at our age can be somewhat exciting. Can't wait for the time when I need further assistance NOT. Don't work too hard, and have fun filling the box.

Annie - hadn't heard about the Disney line up rort. Is there a Disney world close to Mel?? Where do we have to shift her to in order for her to earn $1K per day? We could buy one for Jen as well and she can get accustomed to the big money. :lol:

Annie - you should be able to start later if you have to work late. It seems you won't get paid overtime for this. I'd come over and denude your closets but getting them back here would be a bit of a nightmare.

Michelle - sorry about Doppler. Poor wee guy just couldn't keep up with his ailments any longer. He is at peace now.

Ceejay - hope you have a good day and can rest up for a while.

Laura - How did the weigh in go. Isn't it a pain that we get these urges right before weigh in time.

Okay - I need to rush out to the shop and get a few things for lunch with my friend Chris who is probably going to be stressed to the max because she has been called back for consultation after a mammogram. And because of her work situation. My niece is also coming to lunch with her beautiful daughters while she picks what she wants to take away with her. I'd better pick up some boxes for her to put stuff in too. Breakfast and sweeping will have to wait till I get back.
So I will be checking up on you lot later.

happy2bme
05-16-2013, 02:32 AM
Hello ladies,

Over 10,000 acres burned up here but they have the fire under control - for the moment at least. Another 6,000 burned elsewhere. That's a lot of forest to lose :cry: Although they do a good job of land management, trimming trees and thinning things in the woods. We are still in danger though - today there was a warning of very low humidity (20 percent) and gusty winds which increase the fire danger. I was wondering why it's so darn dry here when we have all these trees - while the deciduous ones are just budding now, we still have well over 50 percent pine trees up this way which feel like they might be giving some moisture off. As well as 10,000 lakes too. You are never more than a few miles from a lake no matter what direction you head into. So I looked it up. Apparently there are 5 main air currents that circulate the earth and make all our weather. The polar current is north and that's what gives us those frigid temps we blame our Canadian friends on. The tropical currents come from the south and are very wet, moist and hot. And then there are the Continental currents which drop all of their moisture over the mountains and by the time it travels east our way it's like a sponge squeezed of all it's water. There are 2 more currents which are a combinate of the other 3. We mostly get the Continental currents up this way which is why our air is so dry. In the winter we get a combo of the Polar current and Continental - both dry. Our only hope for moisture is when the jet stream dips south and pulls some tropical moisture up our way. We had a few clouds pass by overhead but the air is so dry now that the moisture got absorbed before it even fell to the ground. I admit moving here I never thought of wildfires - I fancied that to be a west coast California thing. Not sure what's worse - wildfires or tornadoes/cyclones - neither of which you can outrun.

We took a nice 3 hour ride on the ATV. Now I understand why you need to bring a chainsaw with you. Trees fall on the trails. Sometimes you can get around them, sometimes you just have to cut them out of your path :lol: Life is sure different out here. We were able to go around the one that was blocking the road today.

Shad - there are 2 Disneys - Disneyland (the original) in southern California and Disneyworld in Florida. I'm sure there are amusement parks nearer to Mel where she can become an "escort" should she so desire. Mel's Escort Service :woohoo: ;) :o It is not only wonderful but also a very VERY good thing that DS and GF are handy like Mum. DH is very handy - with electricals too - and we have been very fortunate. I know many women whose hubbies are dear ones but are all thumbs when it comes to the tools. They either learn to do it themselves or are subject to the occasional repairman if things are not left to fall apart on their own. So it will never be lost to be handy around the house. I had to smile at you comment about DS's measurements off a bit sometimes - a picture of the Leaning Tower of Pisa came to mind :lol: I like his philosophy of hiring well for the first job with a side lesson thrown in ;) You raised a smart one there. Have fun with the friends and family today.

Ceejay - I think a duplex is a FABULOUS idea. This way you can each have your own space - which is really important, yet you are close enough for a knock on the wall. As long as the area/weather/cost of living suits you up that way. I would imagine not a whole lot different than what you have now save for perhaps a better view than cotton fields.

Laura - I have some cheese filled pretzels in the freezer - I think I'll let them sit there a bit longer! Actually I picked up some hummus and was looking for something to go with them. I didn't realize that pretzels have so much sodium in them. Ridiculous - but I'll bet part of that is the salt covering they have on them - hard to scrape it off the packaged pretzels tho. That's a bummer with the boss retreating due to the hearing problems. I can relate a bit - it got to the point that when 6 of us would go to a restaurant, I could not hear anyone other than the person sitting directly next to me - even had problems with people sitting across from me. I finally went to get my hearing tested - it's fine for my age. The doc was very kind and said that as we age we lose the ability to filter out background noise so a place like Chili's or TGI Friday's becomes out of the question. He said even he has had to go to more quiet places - a big bonus for the wife because quiet places are more romantic ;) :lol: But it got to the point I was so self conscious of not being able to hear with a lot of conversations going on that I too would start to make my excuses and bow out. But the social game is a bit different from the work game. Was retirement her idea or is she being nudged out?

Anyway I started this hours ago. Let me post it before I lose it. Hellos to Annie, Mel and Michelle.

MELODY525
05-16-2013, 07:41 AM
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GOOD MORNING LADIES

IT'S WORK & MEETING DAY.
LAST MINUTE PROBLEMS.
NO WORK YESTERDAY....FALSE ALARM. LOL
THE CHECK FOR THE NEW TIRES IS ON IT'S WAY.
ONE PROBLEM SOLVED.
CATCH YOU GALS TOMORROW.




ANNIE....POPCORN BREAKFAST???
REMINDS ME OF MYSELF MANY YEARS AGO.
YOU'RE HAVING SOME REALLY BUSY DAYS.
GOOD LUCK TONITE WITH THE PHONES.
HOPE THEY DO IT IN RECORD TIME!!
WOW...AN 8 WEEK DOWNTON....COOL!
JOLLY CRAP....I NEED TO MOVE TO FLORICA!!
I WOULD BE A GREAT DISNEY GUIDE!! ROFLMAO





HAPPY...VERY GLAD TO HEAR THE FIRE IS UNDER CONTROL.
SO MANY FIRES IN THE USA THIS YEAR.
ONE OF THE FIRES WAS I FORGET HOW MANY TIMES THE SIZE OF MANHATTAN:faint:
HOPE THE PLANTS STAY WARM NOW.
GOOD WEATHER IS ON IT'S WAY THEY SAID LAST NIGHT.
I HAD A LAUGH...I WISH THERE WERE HUNDRED DO;;AR BREEZES HERE:lol3: :lol3:
PART 2: I CAN JUST SEE MYSELF TRAVELING WITH A CHAINSAW!!
SENDING GOOD THOUGHT YOUR WAY WITH THOSE FIRES.
BETWEEN THE FIRES AND MOTHER NATURE....YIKES!!
I SAW THE SATORM IN TEXAS TOOK SOME LIVES. :cry:



CEEJAY....GLAD YOU'RE FEELING BETTER.
I LOVE THE IDEA OF YOU BEING NEAR FAMILY.
RETIREMENT WILL SO MUCH BETTER.
I'LL GO READ YOU BLOG WHEN I GET DONE TODAY.
HOPE YOU ENJOYED ALL THE DAYS OFF.
I'LL SEND YOU A DO NOT DISTURB SIGN FOR YOUR DOOR TOO!! :rofl:





LAURA.....WE'LL SEND OUR SHAD OVER TO TALK TO YOUR BOSS.
SHE'LL TALK HER INTO GETTING HEARING AIDS ....OR ELSE!!!
HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR 3 WEEKS OF BLISS:beach:
I HAD CHICKEN KIEV...FROZEN...MADE BY BARBER.
IT'S VERY GREASY.... AND I THOUGHT OF THE PRETZELS.
I REMEMBER REALLY ENJOYING THE "OLD" FOODS!!!:hun:
THOSE WERE THE GOOD OLD DAYS!!
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE WEIGH-IN.
NEXT TIME SHAVE YOUR LEGS TOO....EVERY OUNC COUNTS!




SHAD.....Ohhhhhhh BACON & EGG PIE!!:drool:
NO WONDER DS2 LOVES YOU SO MUCH:rofl:
THE 3 OF YOU COULD BUILD AN EMPIRE AND RETIRE!
I THINK HE AND THE GF HAVE A GREAT IDEA.
BUT WITH MY LUSK I WOULD END UP IN COURT AS A SLUM LORD!!!
SENDING CHRIS A GOOD THOUGHT TOO.
EVERY TIME WE TURN AROUND, SOMEONE IS GETTING A BIOPSY OF SOMETHING.
WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TOO!!!
HOPE HER INTERVIEWS PRODUCE SOMETHING.
HOW IS M DOING WITH HIS IDEAS???

annie175
05-16-2013, 08:15 AM
Good Morning Ladies....

The phone installation went successfully. Now to set up our new voice mail. Good idea as I need to change my name on my message from Carp to Ho! Bahahaha

Be back

annie175
05-16-2013, 09:23 AM
Ok back...

Good Giggly Wiggly people, read the directions on how to set up your new VM. Really, that is why I emailed them to you twice this week, just in case you missed it the first time. Sheesh.

Sissy and lil man are coming up for lunch today. We are also going to Cosmo Prof (beauty supply house) to get goodies. She is also going to take me by Ainsley's school so I will know where it is as I have to take her to school one day next week.

We had some h*llaish thunder storms last night. It was so loud, it woke me up out of a dead sleep. I guess Texas got hit with tornados and it destroyed a huge area. Sad.

SHADDIE...oh do send me your recipe for bacon and egg pie. C would just love it. With all the talents in your family, you all should start your own business.

MELLIE...so exciting the check is on it's way for the new tires. Yahoooo!! Hope your day is peaceful today! When I read your "jolly crap" it struck me funny and about spit out my coffee. Big fees on Disney, only prob, I wonder if you actually have to go on the ride also? Yikes.

HAPPY.... a chain saw on your journeys. hmmmm. Maybe I should carry one with me on my route to and from work. Jump out of the car and saw every idiot up. Indiana Chain Saw strikes again. lol. What a great break down on the weather system, I am convinced you could now do the weather on local TV better than some of the forecasters. Boo on the wild fires, they are so scary. The only difference between tornados and wild fires, tornados do destruct but it is over quickly, it sometimes takes weeks to put out the wild fires and so much more is destroyed. It is all scary to me.

LAURA...you will kick arse next week on WI. I think sometimes a gain motivates us into doing better. How was the 4G class last night? Good God Gertie Gag me class..lol Nice the boss is on a 3 week vacation, I always call that an in-house vacation for me.

CEEG....so glad you are feeling better. You are getting so much better for standing up for yourself. I am proud of you sister. Going back to work and getting back into the swing of things will be hard at first.

CHELLE...how is the job coming along. Any news on the interview?

That is about it for me....I have goofed of enough for one morning...maybe this afternoon I will goof off some more...haha

Have a terrific Thursday.

Loves and hugs

ceejay52
05-16-2013, 10:09 AM
Morning
Had a good night sleep. Stomach feels empty this morning and ready for some solid food and nothing spicy. I've had liquids since Monday. I did take a couple of Zantac last night which really helped.
Due to my stomach virus I've had a good weigh in this week with a 1.8 pound loss.

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Mel
Your graphics have been so cute this week. And the do not disturb sign is on the door and staying there till I get out and about. Then I'm telling them NO.

Laura
I'm sure you will have a good weigh in next week. You've been doing really well.

Happy
Yes, I think moving near my sister is my best choice for me. Moving in with my friend would not be ideal. She expects to much from me and I'm not able to do those things for her.
That was a long ATV ride, but glad you enjoyed it. I would not have thought about the fallen tree's to be an obstacle but in those deep woods it's always a possibility.

Annie
Glad you didn't have to stay to long for the people to set up the new phone system.

Michelle
Are you still working at Cisco?

annie175
05-16-2013, 10:49 AM
CEEG...glad you had a good sleep last night, amazing what a little zannie will do for you. Yes if you have been on liquids since Monday, probably something easy on the tummy would be best. Living with you Sis has to be better than any friend, imo. Have a great day today!

happy2bme
05-16-2013, 10:55 AM
Howdy peeps,

One last sunny day - rain is moving in for the next week so it will be gray and cloudy. :( It only got as low as 46 last night but it sure did feel chilly when the sun set and night moved in. Yes, I know for some of you 46 is coat and boots weather :lol: Plants should be ok. I should get some extra potting soil today and at least plant my flowers. They will be ok on the deck, we look to be past the freezing point and if needed, I can plastic tarp the flowers if it's going to be that cool. Got to set something out for the arrival of the butterflies and hummingbirds. We already saw a few butterflies in the forest yesterday.

I got this new plant - called a Candy Corn Plant or Brazillian Fire Cracker (http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/gordomoose/Manettia_new2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.strangewonderfulthings.com/123.htm&h=443&w=460&sz=60&tbnid=-pnIo98EviZSGM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=93&zoom=1&usg=__XBGGEprQGUIHqtYHePuHjpZ7nmY=&docid=lJe8mz48pLKzgM&sa=X&ei=xOmUUZGFEtK0qAGl1IDIBg&ved=0CDYQ9QEwAQ&dur=191)
It's a trailing vine. Didn't realize until I looked it up to post a picture - that it's actually a house plant. Does not like temperatures that drop below 50 degrees - figures if it's a Brazilian plant. The flowers do attract hummingbirds. Now I'm torn - keep it inside? or if I plant it in a pot outside I will have to figure out some way of trellising it so that I can bring it back indoors in the fall. I just figured it was an annual plant and would only have one season. I do have the perfect spot to grow it in the house.

Ceejay - I read your post quickly and thought you said you were feeling better and going to eat some spicy food - argghhhh nOOOOOOOOO. Then I re-read it - :lol: Yep, I would give a lot of thought to who I choose to settle down with - after all, moving is no fun, only want to do it a minimum of times. And a friend could be a good companion but you don't need someone always expecting a lot from you - unless of course you will miss your neighbors always bugging you ;)

Annie - READ THE VM manual. :lol: OMG - one of the most frustrating things is when they change out the phone switch and the voice mail system. No matter what they do, aside from sitting next to the person at the desk for the next 5 days, people just don't get it. :rolleyes: While we are struggling (and learning it by reading the manual) I often think of the execs who would not even think to figure it out. But that's why they have people like you to do it for them, right? I think you should record you voice mail as :hohoho: I would have so much fun with that :D Love the idea of chain sawing idiots on the road but the police probably would put a stop to that! Best idea ever was a comedienne long ago who was talking about traffic in California. Said that everyone would be armed with a dart gun with little flags on the dart that said IDIOT. As you're driving when you'd see cars that were doing stupid stuff, you shoot a dart on their back window. Cops can patrol and anyone with 3 darts automatically gets arrested :rofl: I saw the big storms in Dallas last night - looked like you were getting weather your way too. Better overnight than driving in it I suppose...

Mel is getting some new wheels? Let's "pimp out" your chair. Nice carry basket for the box of tissues you need to carry for all the seniors that cry you a river with their whining complaints, a pointer for whacking the desk to make sure people pay attention when you are trying to re-establish order, and earmuff/earplugs when you've just had enough of their b.s. I caught the "jolly crap" reference too :rofl: We have the chicken kievs also as a quick fix it dinner - sometimes they can be rather greasy - I either let it run off the side of the plate or run into a rice daamm to absorb it.

Hello Laura, Shad and Michelle.

Guess I better get dressed and get DH to unhook the trailer from the SUV so we can get some compost and potting soil before it gets too late. Have a good day chicks.

Laura705
05-16-2013, 11:04 AM
Morning all.

Ceejay - Glad you're feeling better. Ah, 11 days off, sounds heavenly! Great idea re the duplex. My friend D is considering that with her sis. Hope the neighbors take heed of the do not disturb sign so you can enjoy the rest of your vacay. What do you think you'll cook this weekend??

Shad - Yum, bacon and egg pie - sounds sort of like a quiche? Great to have so many handy people around. Bf is pretty handy, including electric, plumbing, flooring, so I'm lucky. Hope Chris's mammo follow-up comes out clean.

Happy - That's a lot of burnt land. Scary. Very interesting that it's so dry up there - c'mon down here for the hot & humid, we sure get our share and then some during the summer. Yeh, pretzels have a lot of sodium on their own, let alone the filling in the ones I had the other day. I don't hear well in noisy environments either. Bleh. And with my new phone, my podcasts don't seem to download with the same volume as with the old one. I'll have to check the settings to make sure I've got the max level available. Very often it's impossible to hear them at all when I'm on the street thanks to the trucks, buses, el train, jackhammer, etc.

Mel - Yay, new tires will be coming and keep you rolling along, just like Old Man River, lol. Oh gosh, those chicken kiev - used to eat those as a kid, though I really didn't like them after one spurted the "butter" at me when I pierced it with my fork - guess I was traumatized, hahaha. Bf would get them every once in a while, but I stay away. There's enough other junky food out there to eat. It's astounding what's in the supermarket. It really is best to try and stay in the perimeter of the store where all the fresh foods are. Yes, will def. shave my legs for next Tuesday's weigh-in!!! :rofl:

Annie - Hope everyone gets their vm figured out without too much of your assistance - read your email, idiots!! Enjoy your lunch w/ Sis & li'l guy. :) No 4G class last night, good ol' Metra screwed up that plan.

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So I already was taking the slightly later train home because I lost track of time at work, but then the trains were having switching problems on the tracks, so all the trains were delayed. The station was pure chaos, and on top of it, some poor guy had a seizure on the platform. I eventually got on my usual 5:33, which ended up leaving at around 6:30 or so. And though it's an express, it still took a bit longer because everything was backed up. I got home around 7:10. Sigh.

No exercise class. We waited for the guy who was buying my old iPhone to arrive, and after that we went out to eat some dinner. Would you believe the iPhone I used for over 2.5 years sold for $200???!!! Crazy, but it paid for the new phone, so yay for me (and bf - he sold his for that too).

Tonight is movie night and we're seeing Iron Man 3. Should be entertaining.

Okay, work awaits. TTFN!

annie175
05-16-2013, 01:45 PM
HAPPY....even tho that plant may be a pain in the arse, it sure is a beauty. I would want it where ever you could see it the most, I love it. It has finally clouded up here again, looks like more rain is on it's way. As a matter of fact we are to have about 7 days of scattered showers and storms...of course it it INDY 500 time. Hello you have reaced the VM box of a HO please leave a message at the tone...ba hahaha

LAURA...wow you got home late with all the train mayheim. bleh. Lunch was fabulous with my kiddos. Lil man brought me my first picked flower. A dandelion. haha. I will have to press it and keep it. We went to Red Robin, I am not impressed with their food but my salad was pretty good. Have fun at the movies tonight, Sis is wanting to see IM3 also.

Later gaters

diyana
05-16-2013, 02:12 PM
HAPPY - My ex and I were able to successfully grow the candy corn plant from June to September in pots on our patio, then we brought it in for the winter. Granted it gets colder at night where you are. So sad about all the acres destroyed by fires. We had some small brush fires early in the week. Next to the freeway near my work. Everything is so dry here from May through October that it's a tinder box.

ANNIE - Love the HO voicemail. "A. HO" :rofl: Glad you had a nice lunch with the family.

LAURA - Have fun at the movies tonight.

MEL - I hope your new chair arrives soon. And that you get your new wheels for this chair soon. I agree with Happy that we should totally pimp your ride.

CEEJAY - Glad to hear your tummy is doing better. I hate stomach viruses.

SHAD - I'm saying prayers for Chris' consultation.

I'm going on a dinner date tonight with a guy I used to date before I met my ex. It will have to be a fairly quick dinner as I have to pick up Santa from day care by 7. When this guy and I saw each other at Christmas and then when he came to WI for a visit in Feb, I thought things were going well. Now that I live here, things seem to have cooled off for both of us. I haven't seen him since the day after I arrived in CA...and we've only talked a few times. Not sure why...hopefully I get some questions answered tonight. I'm not ready to jump into a relationship...but it would be nice to talk more than a couple times a week. Oh well, I'm not stressing over it. If he is pulling away, I totally understand...I might be moving away again if I get the job in So. Cal.

Tomorrow is work from home day! Yay!! I'm trying to get Santa a grooming appointment for Saturday. I found a couple dog play groups on Meetup.com, so on Sunday morning, we are either going for a short hike along a creek with other Schnauzers or a short hike in the mountains with other dogs of all breeds! Sunday afternoon/evening, I'm going up to a friend's house in Berkeley (essentially just across the bay from San Francisco - about an hour's drive from my step-mom's). She's invited a couple mutual friends that I haven't seen in roughly 9 or 10 years over for a potluck. It should be a nice gathering. And she said to bring Santa along too...so I don't have to worry about asking for someone to watch him.

My step-mom offered to watch Santa today so that I could save some money, but I just worry that she won't watch him as carefully as I do and he could get into something of hers that he shouldn't. I brought him from WI, and he's my responsibility to look after. Plus, it's a blessing how tired he is when he gets home from day care. He's a total snuggle bug and sleeps so well. :)

Gotta get back to it.

Much love and many hugs,

MELODY525
05-17-2013, 08:01 AM
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Morning Chicklettes

The meetings flew by last night.
Seemed like no one wanted to be there.
That was OK by me :D
The town Manager confirmed that the check was in the mail.
And hoped the tires would come soon. :ghost:
Nothing else new here. I could use an alarm free weekend:beach:
Have a great day everyone.




Annie....you deserved to goof off.
How many hats did you have to wear with the phone installation??
Hope they re-read the instructions!
Now they need to be able to actually USE them:rofl:




Ceejay...you poor thing with this virus.
Not a nice way to end vacation at all.
Hope you will be feeling better today.
My sign is up there on my door too:rofl: :rofl:
Today I will have time to see your blog and Happy's new plant:encore:




Happy....I now see I had a zillion typos in the last post.:lol3: :lol3:
"jolly crap" Batman!!! roflmao too frassing funny....and "Florica" too. HA!
The plant sounds great. Will go see it in a second...and Ceejay's trip too.
Hope it's easy to get indoors in the Fall. Beware of bugs!!
I love the ideas for the new chair. You are spot on!!
You can be in charge of outfitting it!!
Try not to freeze all these plants now.
I'll send you one of my portable heaters:flame:





Laura...what's with all the trains getting delayed and such?
I must have missed something. Glad you finally got there & back.
I cannot believe the price you got for the phone!! WOW!!
maybe I can sell my Casio and get something SMALLER!!!!!:tantrum:
I REALLY DO HATE THIS THING AND SO DOES THE MAINT. MAN!!!
We are definitely techo phobes.
Enjoy the movie tonite!




Michelle......glad to hear about the potluck dinner. how nice!
Hope you gals have a great time.
As for the guy...you'll find out at dinner.
Hope he is an honest man and tells the truth.
Maybe he jumped in too fast at the deep end.
Enjoy the dinner anyway and the company of an old friend.
Glad Santa is happy and with his Mommy!

MELODY525
05-17-2013, 09:04 AM
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HAPPY...I LOVE THIS PLANT AND IT DOES LOOK LIKE CANDY CORN:rofl: THE BUDS ARE ADORABLE. GOOD LUCK WITH IT.



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CEEJAY....I ABOUT DIED ALUGHING ABOUT THE BFF AND THE TOMATOES & LEMONS. YOUR SIS'S COMMENT ABOUT SOURPUSS IS TOO FUNNY TOO. I READ ABOUT PEOPLE DOWN SOUTH AND THIS NOROVIRUS. TERRIBLE. HOPE YOUT INSIDES WILL HEAL QUICKLY!!:hug:

ceejay52
05-17-2013, 10:06 AM
Mel
Love all the cute graphics this morning. Plus the new avatar. They made me smile. Guess I can say one thing about the lemons and gf. All those lemons she's eaten must have built up a good immune system She still hasn't had this nasty thing.

Happy
That plant is beautiful. Don't think I've seen one.

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I was up this morning and took out the garbage. When I came back in I put the note back on the front door. Didn't feel like having the neighbors. Had some more problems with my stomach last night. It rolls and rolls but after I took the Zantac once again I got some relief.
I told myself that if my stomach wasn't better this morning I would go to doctor here, if he's back.
I was laying down on the couch and heard a knock on the door and then the door bell. When I got up to look at the camera I saw the neighbor going back home. Guess she finally saw the note.
Don't mind company in the afternoons just not in the morning.
Time to get ready for the day.

annie175
05-17-2013, 10:32 AM
TGIF fo SURE!!

Visited with dad last night. I took him outside as it was a very lovely evening. I made him do the wheels on his wheelchair per the physicial therapist to help him gain strength. Looks as tho dad will not be living with us. His COPD is too bad. His oxygen level is fine while sitting but just standing up makes it drop too much to the point of dizzy or even fainting. He will have to be somewhere for 24/7 supervision. We are looking into finding a place we can put him that maybe won't take everything he owns.

MELLIE...keeping my fingres crossed for a stress free, alarm free weekend.

CHELLE...how did the "date" go? Hope you have a great time at the potluck dinner with friends.

gotta get busy.

Laura705
05-17-2013, 11:20 AM
Morning all. Happy Friday!! TGIF!!:carrot:

Happy - Never heard of that plant - candy corn plant - but it makes me want something sweet just reading that nickname. :D Hope you can enjoy it outdoors during the warm weather and indoors when it gets cool. If you have it in a sunny spot close to the house, maybe the heat emanating off the house could keep it warm enough on cool nights, especially if it's a sheltered spot.

Annie - Awww, li'l guy picking a "flower" for you. :) Not a fan of Red Robin just cuz it's a noisy place. What's going on for the weekend? A long list I'm sure.

Chelle - How did the dinner date go last night? Enjoy your work at home day today. The potluck with friends sounds fun - it'll be fun catching up with them since you haven't seen them in so long.

Mel - Glad the meetings went fast last night! We just cancelled our weekly software status meeting - not much to discuss. Whoo! Fingers :crossed: that you have an alarm-free weekend. PS Love all the graphics, especially today's - very weekend-y. :)

Ceejay - What's with your friend and the tomatoes & lemons?? Is it a health thing or just that she likes the taste? Glad you ignored the neighbor visiting early in the AM. That virus is hanging on - I hope you can get some relief today.

Hey Shad. :wave:
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I really liked Iron Man 3, but I knew I would because I love Robert Downey Jr. :love: The new Thor movie is coming out in November. :cb: Can't wait. Chris Hemsworth is fun to look at. :drool:

Bf ordered the cases for our cell phones last night. Mine is a bright green, so it'll be easy to spot in my purse.

Getting this posted before further interruptions! :comp:

happy2bme
05-17-2013, 11:46 AM
Happy Friday kids,

We're trying out a new fish fry tonight. Yum. Looking forward to it.

The hummingbirds are back! I was sitting on the deck yesterday talking on the phone and zippppp. Something bigger than a fly buzzed past me. I assumed it was a hummingbird so I got the feeders out of the garage. We have red ant cups that the feeders hang from. You put water in the cup and it prevents the ants from climbing to and swarming the sugar water in the feeder. I hung the ant cup and sure enough in 2 minutes a hummingbird was hovering over the thing. I told him to wait, wait while I rushed to make a batch of sugar water for him. Got that cooked and quick cooled and we hung the feeder out. I also pulled out a pot of bleeding heart flowers and put it on the plant stand. Didn't take long before the hummingbird was back checking out the flowers and the feeder. DH grabbed his camera but wasn't able to catch the bird in the flowers - but at least we know he likes them as he checked them out a few times.

After supper I went downstairs to watch some TV. DH called me up at one point and asked if I wanted to see a bear. Looked outside and there was the biggest bear I have ever seen sitting in the yard. He was MASSIVE. Scary massive. We watched on the deck for a while but it was the last shreds of daylight and was getting hard to see the black bear against the dark background of the trees. DH blasted the air horn but we're not even sure if that had any effect. He said that I had left the lights on in the garage when I went to get the hummingbird feeders - I had my sunglasses on at the time which really dims the light so I forgot they were on when I left the garage with the box of feeders. He went outside in stocking feet to cross to the garage and turn the lights off - something we've both done. He was looking for deer and thinking it odd that no one was around when he noticed this big black mass. You brain processes quickly, especially when you realize it's a bear that's 5 times as big as you so he hustled back up the stairs. *feets don't fail me now!* Geez this thing was huge. So that officially ends feeding season until winter. We will feed the hummingbirds but have to take the feeders in each night. I sure hope the bear makes his way into the deep woods quickly as I am nervous for DH working out on the back of the lot, even if he does have his pistol with him and is quite aware of his surroundings and noise.

Annie - I'm sorry too see that Dad has crossed over to needing full time care. Boy that COPD really whacked him fast and hard. I hope you can find a solution that works for everyone - those care facilities can suck your money out faster than the strongest vacumn cleaner! :hug: I suppose you will have to sell his house for sure now? How cute is that with Lil Man and the dandelion? That's definitely on the top 5 list of all time awwww moments.

Ceejay - not sure what's worse - the tummy virus or the pesky neighbors. Geez louise. You need the kind of people we had on our street in TN - I hardly ever saw them, could count on one hand the number of times I saw 5 separate households in the span of almost 8 years. Hearing your stories I'm not glad they kept their distance :lol: Hopefully they will leave you and your lawn alone!

Mel - the picture does not capture just how cute this plant is. I will have to try and get a shot of my own. Thank you Michelle for sharing your experience about growing it. I will have to figure out the right size pot and trellis so we can grow it outside and move it back in when the time is right.

Mel - so jolly was a typo??? I thought it was a play on words with the Spanish pronunciation of J being H so I took it as (Ricky Ricardo accent - jolly/holy crap :lol3: ) Wishing you an alarm free weekend so you can turn your attention to things you'd rather be doing. Send me a picture of the new chair so I can start working on my bling design for you - pretty BUT practical :rofl:

Shad - sounds like you are doing some serious work on the garden - time to switch up the plants. How much corn do you grow? Doesn't it get buggy? I thought corn was one of those plants susceptible to humidity and bugs - both of which are abundant down your way. How's your friend Chris doing?

Michelle - sounds like you are settling down nicely in your new home. Good to be back I imagine and finally be happy in your surroundings.

Wow Laura - that's a fantastic price for a used phone! I guess it pays to try and sell things, especially if that allowed you to trade out for a new model! Bummer on the train delays but sometimes that happens - just kind of late to get home, eat and get over to the movies. How was Iron Man 3? I take it you saw the first two? They seem to be quite popular movies.

I'd better get off the computer. It was supposed to rain today but it's looking sunny at the moment and maybe moving to overcast. Want to take my flowers out and give them some sun. Not sure if I will have enough time to plant today (flowers only, still too iffy for the veggies). I'm sure as soon as I pull out my stuff, the clouds will move in and rain on my parade - although I could work in the greenhouse - a bit cramped but could work.

Have a good weekend ladies.

happy2bme
05-17-2013, 11:48 AM
Just as I thought - there's me and Laura sitting next to each other in typing class :comp: :comp: Glad the movie was good and the meeting got cancelled. I love cancelled meetings - precious free time - that is unless it was ME calling the meeting :lol:

diyana
05-17-2013, 12:13 PM
Hi ladies -

The date last night went well. Nice dinner at a soup/salad/pasta buffet. We didn't come right out and discuss anything serious. But since we have totally different work schedules...he works in the afternoons/evenings and on weekends, it's clear whatever "this" is will progress slowly, which is fine with me.

I called the recruiter for the San Diego job, and according to her, it's between me and one other candidate, and the other candidate had their second interview yesterday. So I'm hoping to hear by early next week. In the meantime, I've got a big and challenging project for my current job. I'm working from home today, which is very nice. Roll out of bed, have some breakfast while I check the email and post here, then dive into work. :)

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Annie - I'm so sorry to hear your dad needs full time care. I know how much you were hoping he could stay with you.

Ceejay - I'm glad the neighbor finally saw the note and left. Bummer that she had to knock and ring the bell before she saw it. I hope your tummy settles down. I think moving near your sister is a good idea. That's one of the reasons I eventually want to move to Southern CA (to be closer to my sister). My sister doesn't live in San Diego, but she only lives about 2 hours from San Diego...it's just there aren't a lot of tech jobs where she lives. Tomatoes AND Lemons? That would just be too much acid for my tummy to deal with, no matter how much Zantac I took.

Happy - How scary about the bear! So they're attracted to bird seed and hummingbird feeders?? :yikes: Are the bears where you live likely to attack a human? I was always under the impression that black bears wouldn't bother humans unless the human got too close to their cubs, or tried to take food away or something, or made a threatening move. I've seen black bears many times in Yosemite, and they never really harmed people - though they would break into cars to get at the coolers and food stored inside. I'm just not all that familiar with the behavior of Midwestern Bears (except for the nasty Chicago ones). :rofl: I spotted a hummingbird yesterday fluttering around a tree. And it wasn't even a tree that had flowers on it, so I wondered what was attracting the beautiful bird. I was able to get fairly close to it, which was nice. I love bleeding heart flowers. I wonder how well they'd do in CA. As for settling in...I am sort of. It will be nice to eventually have my own place, but financially it doesn't make sense to do that while I'm working at a contract job in Silicon Valley. I'm trying to find fun things to do on the weekends where I can bring Santa. I don't want to leave him at my step-mom's house because she's not used to having to constantly monitor a dog, and there's no telling what Santa could get into. And if he's left alone in the backyard, he'll bark. So he and I are still adjusting...he seems to be adjusting better than me as day care makes him quite happy and quite tired.

Laura - It's good that the movies are offering you some eye candy, since you're having cravings for something sweet! :rofl: Eye candy has much fewer calories!

Mel - I'm so glad the meetings went fast! I've got my fingers crossed :crossed: for a quiet day and weekend for you.

Much love to all,

annie175
05-17-2013, 12:21 PM
LAURA...you will fit right in here at Humana. That bright green/lime green is the new Humana color for Vitality Fitness. One entire wall of our new suite is that bright green and I must say I like it way better than the dreary tan/off white/beige walls of norm. I should send you a green Humana shirt to match your phone case...ba haha. We have IM 1 & 2 on dvd at the house and I have not seen either one of them. C has and Sam has, but I didn't watch it. I just might now. My plan for this weekend is to finish building the decor wall around garden, tilling, adding more dirt, and planting, all will have to be done between isolated rain showers. bleh

HAPPY....bears scare the bejeebers out of me, especially MASSIVE ones. THe heck with the lights on in the garage, let them burn, beats getting a hunk bit out of your arse. Yes you know emotional me, it is sad about dad. Sissy and I have boohooed on the phone over it this morning. In a funk about dad but over all still happy in life. I need to get new humming bird feeders as a fall storm beat the H out of my two last year. Maybe will add that to my list to do this weekend.

Later chickies.

annie175
05-17-2013, 03:33 PM
CHELLE....good thoughts on the date/friend. If it is supposed to be, it will be. You sound much better these days, I believe the move was the bestest thing for you my sister...enjoy your weekend. Hugs to Santa too!!

Looks like the dark clouds are setting in and a grand thunder boomer is about to hit. Might just wrap this baby up and head south.

Chat at cha chickies later....

diyana
05-17-2013, 03:38 PM
Happy - I'd have to agree with Annie. Next time one of you forgets to turn off the lights in the garage....leave them on all night rather than encounter Mr. Bear. That would certainly be even scarier than encountering Chicago Bear Brian Urlacher when he's in a foul mood.

Annie - Sending you much love and many hugs, and many prayers to you, your dad and your whole family.

happy2bme
05-17-2013, 03:40 PM
Hey Michelle - now that you're a Californian again, you can give up those loser Packers finally :rofl: :lol3: :p :lol: :D

happy2bme
05-17-2013, 03:46 PM
And yes, everything you said about the black bears not being aggressive (save for a mom with cubs) was what I read in the paper from the DNR. However, this guy was almost as big as a VW bug and I certainly would not take my chances anywhere near him. We have found if they are hungry and have a food source, they are reluctant to leave. Thank God I'm not a corn cob, just corny :rofl:

You do sound MUCH better since you moved. It was an ordeal I'm sure you care to never repeat but like me, things are wayyyyyy better once you get to the other side where you belong. And ... it is true that things happen for a reason, just takes us a while to understand. I'm glad you can squeeze the pennies for doggie daycare for Santa - I think if he was alone after being used to companions, he would also be stressed in the new environment.

Annie - hope you beat the storms home.

Well... we seem to have attracted the only 2 hummingbirds in town and wouldn't you know it, they are already fighting over the feeder. I will have to put out 2 feeders so they each can have their own. (They are both males BTW). Reminds me of when I lived at home with my Mom, Grandmother and little sister and we had 3 different phone numbers in a house with only 4 ladies ;)

Have a good weekend everyone!

ceejay52
05-17-2013, 04:52 PM
Michelle
Glad the dinner date went fine. Would be nice to have a male friend to talk to once in a while. Fingers crossed that you will be number one for the job position in SD.

Annie
Sad to hear that your dad will need constant care.

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Guess I'll have to relent to taking the Zantac for a while. Tummy feels better when I take it.

diyana
05-17-2013, 06:35 PM
Happy - I was a Packer fan before I moved to Wisconsin. So I'm still a Packer fan. You're right about bears and food. I wouldn't take my chances either. I am somewhat happier in CA. Still not "settled" yet. But once Santa and I do get settled, it will be even better. I miss DMIL, but it's nice to be out here with my family.

Ceejay - I'm fortunate to have a few really great male friends. They are always really good to talk to and super supportive.

Shad
05-17-2013, 10:08 PM
Morning all,
Have to make this quick as I have a list of things that must get done today. So far I have done approximately 1/3rd of them.
The beans and corns and parsley are in. I need to extend the garden but that will wait a bit because it will involve changing the brick edging around which means cement. The tomatoes are still going strong so I am reluctant to pull them out just yet but that will come in the next week or so. I've put some chili seeds in a couple of pots and then I can pull out the wild ones which seem to pop up everywhere.
Chris has to have a scan shortly, but the doc is convinced she has a cyst and not a tumour. So that is one worry sort of off her mind.
Oh yes and my ticker is now correct again. That makes about 3kg gone since I got home. Seems that the hard work and the exercise is working again. I'm not eating a lot either. Since those teeth came out and I've had to rinse with this mouthwash stuff, I haven't really felt much like eating big meals or indeed much meat at all. That stuff makes a great diet aid. I must tell them that when I go back next week. The mouth is still good. I don't feel it much, just the occasional twinge from the jaw. Presumably that is the bone trying to revive and grow.

Annie - Bacon and Egg pie is just that. Pastry bottom, bacon, eggs, salt and pepper on the eggs and a pastry top. There is no specific recipe, you can make them in tins, freeform, in muffin pans. And you can add extra bits if you wish. With this one I put in garlic chives, but you can add peas, cooked potato bits, onion, parsley - anything that isn't too watery. I put the pastry bottom and sides in the pan, add a layer of bacon, put in as many eggs as covers the bacon to a depth of about 1/2 inch to inch, salt and pepper the eggs then add anything else you want and another layer of bacon. Finally the pastry top, pinch the top and bottom together well and sometimes I add some parmesan cheese on the top before I stick it in a hot oven 180C (about 400F I think) for as long as it takes to rise up a bit and the top to turn golden and presumably the bottom is cooked. Usually takes around 1/2 hour or so. DS2 loves it and he gets the left overs to take for his lunches during the week. Don't think G/F gets much of a look in there.

Happy - Would have loved a video of the DH dashing through the snow in his stocking feet wondering whether the bear was gaining on him. I have a fridge magnet of a big bear chasing a stick figure through the trees. Caption says - Canadian Fast Food. Got a sense of humour those Canadians.

Laura - good price on the phone. Mine are usually kaput when I get rid of them and they go to the recycler. Good idea to get a coloured cover. Most of the interior of handbags over here are black. Sometimes it is very difficult to find anything in there - which is why the latest bag had to have a coloured lining. Who cares what it looks like outside. I can at least see my camera case and my sunglasses case which are both black. And my phone.

Ceejay - still trying to work out the lemons and tomatoes. Must have missed something. That norovirus is a pain. They had it on a cruise ship down here and nearly everyone got sick on that cruise. Time and fluid and good food is the only thing that seems to work on that.

Mel - got the 'gone fishing' sign out I see. Seems to me that some of those seniors need to be in care or at least under supervision and not left to their own devices.
M's ideas are slowly moving forward. There is much to be done before the first class is under way or the first document is written. I have to do some homework on Course Outlines this week. Might practice on the doco I have to write for a friend (from the previous contract) for a new implementation on plant.
The cheque is in the mail. Well yahoo! Time they did something concrete for you. Lets hope the tyres arrive quickly and wear well.

Michelle - it is good to hear that you are settling down well in California. And that Santa loves his doggy day care and comes home tired and happy. Yes you will feel better when you get your own place. No place like home. The date is probably an advance and retreat process to test out how things will pan out. No point in trying to rush things. It is best to let it dawdle along and be happy that you have a male friend of your own.

And with that, time to get up out of this chair and make a start on the linen cupboard and the laundry. The sooner I get this house sorted, the sooner I can get the garden sorted and the sooner I can get on with the things I want to do. Like buying a new car, or going to NZ on holiday, or planning my next big trip.
So hi ho, it is off to work I go. For those of you still on Friday - I've attached a picture.

ceejay52
05-18-2013, 12:14 AM
Morning Shad
Did I miss something, do you have a new job? The lemons and tomatoes are what my friend eats most of the time and lots of them.

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Time to take a Zantac. Went down to visit with a friend at her store. Came back home lay in my chair and off to sleep I went. I've just woke up at 11.00 p.m.
Meant to call my aunt and uncle but I found a message from her on the phone stating that we are going to eat lunch tomorrow.

Shad
05-18-2013, 02:34 AM
No new job Ceejay, not even looking for one. Crikey I have enough to do here without a job as well.

MELODY525
05-18-2013, 08:32 AM
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Morning Chicks:coffee:
Lovely dark & dreary morning.
Hope it stays that way. Then the bldg should be quiet!
Jen dropped Richie off in the NY airport...JFK.
Then sat in traffic for eons trying to get back home.
Poor kid was exhausted when she got here.
My boss's Mother passed away.
She will be out for a few more days.
Everyone feels badly but of course no one knows "what to do".
This place is going to Haites in a hand cart.
I am just listening and not reacting.
Told them yesterday that each one knows what to do.
This is not an excuse for a vacation... so just do the job. Geez!
I need some breakfast.
I have a hankering for some cream of wheat.
Have a wonderful weekend.





Ceejay...good for you and the note on the door.
People knock on mine too even with the note. :rofl:
I hope the tummy feels better soon.
Praying the Zantac keeps working.
Try light foods and soft ones. Less to digest.
We use canned peach juice in heavy syrup.
But I think I told you that already. LOL
Just little sips every few hours.
Have a good visit with the Aunt & Uncles!!





Annie....I am so sorry to hear about Dad and thje COPD.
He must be disappointed not being able to live by you.
It's hard to find a place that is good & doesn't bleed you dry of everything you own.
Sending you guys a good thought:hug:




Laura.... glad you liked the movie. I know the kids will too.
They are hungry for Robert Downey. Love Sherlock
Everyone is talking about Thor now. Hope it's a good one.
Hope that BF's Mom is feeling better too.
I should think about a case for this phone.
Right now it's in a "furry" leopard print PDA case!!
It hangs on the front of my chair.
The seniors are loving it. Very stylish they say:rofl:




Happy....reading your post I was holding my breath.
MASSIVE BEARS!!! YIKES!!:faint:
Omg....maybe I will stay in the city!! :lol3:
Not sure I have a chair fast enough to outrun those suckers!!:scooter:
Loved the tale of the hummingbird.
Must be wonderful to watch!
Yes jolly was a typo ROFLMAOFF!!!
There were dozens I think!
Praying for the day I get the new chair!!!
No one even called me yet. OR Jen about hers!




Michelle...glad the dinner went ok.
Good luck with this big project.
Hope the interview goes well and you can be closer to your sister!!





Shad....I am relieved to hear about Chris.
Sending her a healing thought anyway :hug:
Congrats on the weightloss.
Must be all those Dr appts and gardening!!!!
When will you know about the biopsy??
Go to NZ and kiss Sophia for me!!!:bb:
Glad the jaw isn't giving you fits.
Hope it stays that way!!
Loved the STAY CALM & TGIF!!!
Hope the Project with M will work out.
Something new to stick your toes in the water & test!! LOL

ceejay52
05-18-2013, 09:38 AM
Mel
It's dark and gloomy here today as well. Makes me want to sleep.

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Decided to take my blood pressure this morning, 110/74 pulse 74. All this rest is paying off big time.
Going to contact the guy who is supposed to be mowing the lawn to see when he's going to do it.

happy2bme
05-18-2013, 01:37 PM
Hi everyone,

Looks like gloom and rain for the next few days. Yesterday we went to what looked like it was going to be a good fish fry/buffet at the casino. Learning a lesson from the Mother's Day fiasco, this time we arrived at 4 when it was supposed to open. This time too they were holding it in the much bigger convention room instead of the smaller buffet seating area so we thought, no problem where we arrived to a good sized line of people waiting outside. Everyone was rather amenable as the clock ticked past 4pm with no sign of movement. A few people got tired of waiting and left. Around 4:20 DH went to see what was going on. The security guard said they had a "few glitches" and were still bringing food into the banquet room. Finally they opened the doors at 4:45 - 45 minutes past when it should have been open. It took another 30 minutes to get through the line to pay and have our club card credited with $10 (for playing in the casino technically making dinner 5 bucks). We were seated at long tables, with other people, kind of reminded me of being at a bad wedding when the only people you know are the bride and groom and they are busy doing other things. By the time we got seated there must have been about 150 people ahead of us so the serving pans were emptying out although they were trying very hard to fill them. I don't think they learned much from the overflow crowd they had on Mother's Day and perhaps they just don't have the capability for the kitchen to keep up with the amount of food and timeliness needed to cook for such a big number of people. There were alot of people in line behind us so I'm glad we went sooner than later. The fish was decent - 1 fried version and 3 baked versions (yay for me on the baked and broiled stuff). I liked all the vegetables and most of my meal was fish and veggies to not too unhealthy. DH had fried chicken he said was good although the breading was more wet than crisp. He had jalapeno cheese biscuits he liked also. Since he is a meat and potatoes person, he was happy with his biscuits, potatoes au gratin and meats/fish. It wasn't a bad meal but not as tasty as we had on Mother's Day. That coupled with the overly long wait in line, the wait for them to refill pans of food and the seating arrangements - we won't be back for that. I think they'd be much better off taking reservations at the buffet and just improving the food in there. There were a lot of people in line and we have a ton of seniors up this way - there were more than a few people who would not have been able to stand as long as we did. Afterwards we went into the casino for a while - it was crowded and the machines were not paying off so we left shortly afterwards. DH saw the bear on the back of the property last night but was unable to get a picture. We have taken everything away so there's nothing for him to eat so hopefully he moves on.

I'm just going to focus on housework this weekend. We have a chill next week mid week so too soon to plant yet though the days are warming up.

Ceejay - glad you are feeling better. I guess I'm not the only one who missed the lemons and tomatoes - I even went back a few pages and looked. :lol:

Mel - so Jen has had to make the big leap and get a chair of her own? Sad day I bet :hug: Hope you enjoyed that cream of wheat - you'd probably like grits too. I'm very proud of you for not taking the bait in the office and stepping in while the boss is out. They need to deal with their own stuff.

Shad - do you scramble up the eggs in the pie? It does sounds alot like quiche. Sounds yummy too. Hope you had a productive day yesterday and can move on to some fun things.

So Michelle - taking a page from the writing classes I just finished - what is it that you imagine that would make you feel "settled in". Many of the exercises like this that they gave us are really beneficial.

Guess I'd better get busy here - hellos to Laura and Annie - have a good weekend everyone.

MELODY525
05-18-2013, 04:40 PM
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I went to the animal fair,
The birds and the beasts were there,
The little raccoon by the light of the moon
Was combing his auburn hair
The monkey he got drunk
And sat on the elephant's trunk
The elephant sneezed and went down on his knees
And what became of the monk?...the monk....the monk....the monk
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Shad
05-18-2013, 04:42 PM
Morning all,
Dawn is just breaking here but I decided to get up and get on with the day and get this post done so that as soon as it gets light enough I can start doing physical stuff without the light on. Miss Puss has had her breakfast biscuits and decided to go back to bed. Lazy cat. Sleeps 23 hours out of 24 more or less unless she decides to supervise what is going on in the garden or complain that by rearranging the linen cupboard I have upset her secret bedding arrangements.
Another busy day here today and hopefully it will be easier than yesterday when foul swearing was the order of the day. I needed to change the fly screen on the toilet window. It is only a tiny window. I though it would take me around 1 hour tops. Yes right. I ended up having to take the whole frame apart and put it back together again. :tantrum: Naturally enough the aluminium screen I bought which was the heaviest grade available did not want to stay where it was put, the glass part then moved into denial as well and would not fit back into the frame in its rubber mounts and the swearing got worse and louder. :tantrum: :tantrum: Finally having wedged part of the frame in a vice, I got it back to together bit by bit, even though I ruined a couple of screws and had to turn the rubber mounting upside down. :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: If I ever have to do this again, the entire window and frame will come out and I will buy a new one regardless of the cost. I broke a thumbnail and a fingernail and have countless nicks and scratches on my fingers from the aluminium screening. :tantrum: :tantrum: Who knew that the bloody stuff frays when you bend it. :tantrum: Any flies that get through that screen will be severely dealt with! For all the other screens I use the normal fibreglass or plastic because they don't actually fit into the window frame and it is easy to rip out the screening and replace. Enough whinging about my 4 hour job that should have taken less than one. :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:

Happy - No I don't scramble the eggs. If I did it would be quiche. It's nice to get a hunk of yolk at times especially if you manage to cut it and see the yolks along with the bacon top and bottom and some green things - makes a pretty enough picture.
Sorry to hear that the casino hasn't got it's butt into gear and gotten organised. Sounds to me like there is a definite need for something like this in town and it could be a great money spinner, however if the food is not plentiful enough and the service inadequate the population will stay away in droves and another good idea will bite the dust.
My plants are in and looking good so far. Nearly time to give them a burst of liquid seaweed tonic to kick them along again. Hope yours get there shortly, you have such a short growing season as it is.

Mel - Must have missed the bit about Jen and a chair. I thought I had heard mention of a golf buggy thing. Poor Jen, driving through the NYC traffic to take Richie to the airport. Such a tiny girl.
Sorry to hear of the death in the family. Hope it means a bigger cheque for you.

Ceejay - there is nothing better for your health than a balance of physical work, rest and recreation and good food and water. The fact that we have to earn a living and are expected to go above and beyond the terms of the job takes away that balance. That's why I like to have long breaks between jobs. Good going on the blood pressure. Last time mine was taken it was 120 over 80 and that was during all the medical procedures happening.

The sun has arisen, the cat is outside digging holes!!!! It's time to get moving. No exercise today - rest day and my legs need it. I've gone back to the run walk jog training and doing quite well which must mean that the knee is back to almost normal. I still have a bit of a problem locking the knee - there is pressure there. I may have to mention it to my doc next week when I go to get the biopsy report and have one lot of stitches taken out. Can hardly wait.
For those of you waiting to get out into the fresh air, countryside and beyond I've attached a picture of Milford Sound in New Zealand where you can walk, tramp, boat, fish, sightsee and dream to your hearts content and you may never see another soul for the entire day - even a noisy American tourist. :stir: :stir:

Shad
05-18-2013, 04:44 PM
Ha ha Mel. Singing songs this early in the morning and typing over there to my diagonal right.

MELODY525
05-19-2013, 08:14 AM
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Good Morning Chicas . Ole' Today!!

Two quiet nights in a row.
Be still my foolish heart!!
I can hardly believe it myself.:encore:

When I found this graphic,
For some reason it reminded me of Sundays after church.
We would all be lounging around reading the Sunday news.
Loved the comics.

Nothing new here. Just resting.
Jen bought some weekend treats and we chatted.
Her staying home & sending Richie was a great idea.
She is having a lovely Jenny-day weekend :beach:
A trip to the library and then home for nails, hair and eating goodies while wearing jammies.
A real girly weekend. But I don't want to weigh in today!!!

Hope you gals have a great day!





Ceejay....congrats on the blood pressure!!
Cheering for you over here :cheer3:
That's great news. Hope it stays down now.
Now I want to sleep today too....more rainy weather. :rain:
I am getting positively lazy!





Shad......waving back to you on your diagonal right!!!:wave:
I love the photo. Wish we were all there on vacation!
what a wonderful place to be....where no one else is!!
I know...wishful thinking on my part!! But a gal can dream.
You are right...Jen is getting a scooter....not a chair.
I must have typed something wrong last post.
It's to get around in the country & also to run down the street to the local shop in the heat.
Helps to avoid some of these falls.
Although most of them are in the FRASSING HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I cracked up over the screen.
Sorry. Yes your friend here laughed at the 4 hour job.
Sounds like something the seniors would get me involved in :rofl:
Sorry to hear about all the boo boos.
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Hope your garden produces tons of fresh veggies.
Just thinking of "fresh" makes me hungry for a big green salad.



Happy....what a wait for food. I hate that when you are hungry.
Once I get my mind set to eat...gimme the frassing food!!!:tantrum:
Hope you find places that take reservations!! LOL
Jen is getting a scooter. NOT a chair.
As I told Miss Shad, I must have said something wrong in my other post.
Sorry for the confusion!!
Give that bear a pass to go onto your neighbors yard.
Maybe better eats are over there!!!!

happy2bme
05-19-2013, 12:48 PM
Good Sunday Morning Chicks,

Was supposed to rain today but cloudy right now so I'm going to water my veggie plants and plant some of my flowers. We have 3 hummingbirds - 2 boys and a girl and one fat boy chases everyone away from "his" feeder so I made more juice today and will be setting out a second one. Lots of birdies singing outside - when you stop and listen it's really quite noisy out there :lol:

Mel - I think you commented something about your new chair "and Jen's" and we assumed she is getting one too. Good going on the scooter, hope it will help at least to the store. Don't need her falling as she had no padding to protect her. She is welcome to some of mine if only I can figure out how to get it off :lol: I liked your "smiley plaster" :D Hope you have a quiet jammie day.

Shad - loved the picture of NZ - sooo pretty. Sorry to hear about the window ordeal. I would have given up long before that. Good on yah for persevering with the job. You and DH can be the maintenance people at the commune. Liquid seaweed tonic, eh? I will have to look into it. We have this Miracle Gro stuff that is big out this way but I read on some of the gardening sites that while it's a good fertilizer, in some cases with the tomatoes it pushes out more green and branches and does not necessarily mean bigger tomatoes or more blossoms. I have several plants in the greenhouse that have blossoms on them, including 1 container plant which I was pot today. I hope they do well as I do love my tomatoes. I'm already harvesting some herbs and lettuces.

I guess it's just the 3 of us this morning. Hope everyone's having a good Sunday. I'm going to get something in my tummy and go out and water and plant. Have a good one...

Laura705
05-19-2013, 05:10 PM
Afternoon all. Quick hello. Yesterday was breakfast out, circuit class, hair appt, bakery, thrift shop, weeding, dog walk, reading/tv, dinner & somewhere in there a load of laundry. Today was brkf/tea, cancelled kettlebell class (which I didn't learn about til I got there & the instructor said they phoned about but bf says he didn't get any such call- whatever), yardwork, laundry & lunch. Think I'll go to the home improvement joint & make a return & buy some flowers to plant. Then it'll be a dog walk. Prolly won't plant today, dont feel like showering again. So maybe skip the flowers since the next several days are supposed to be rainy. Maybe just grocery shop jnstead. Off to do something.

ceejay52
05-19-2013, 06:14 PM
Back home from the uncles. It was a good week end.

Happy
Think the lemons and tomatoes were only mentioned in my blog.
I'm sending you some of this warm air. It's almost hot in Arkansas today.

Mel
Glad things have quieted down. Maybe today will be quiet again.

Shad
That's a good bp reading. Wish mine would stay that low but I doubt it.

Tomorrow is another day but I'll have to be back at work. UGH. All good things must come to an end.
The guys still haven't come to mow the lawn. May have to get out there and do it myself. But not today, IT's to HOT.

Shad
05-19-2013, 06:26 PM
Morning all,
Nothing like a good sunrise to get the day started. The sky was just beautiful when I went out for my exercise. However it is very cool out there. Actually not warm in here either just 16C about 60F. Not at all sure that it will warm up much either. Better get moving to keep warm.

Happy - glad you liked the picture of Milford Sound. I'll find another quiet spot for you shortly. Actually even better, I will find you a picture of the stars over Wellington. It's a cracker.
Glad to hear that the hummingbirds are back even it there is only three and Fat Albert is taking charge of the feeder.
The seaweed stuff is a tonic not a fertiliser. You need to check whether the fertiliser is for leaf growth or fruit growth. They both need different minerals and trace elements. I can't remember which is which but there's nitrogen and potassium and one is for leaves and the other for fruit.

Mel - very mean of you to laugh at my predicament with that frassing window. DS2 is also laughing at me. However after a short demo of how slippery and nasty that stuff is, he is changing his mind. So Jen is going on a scooter. Woo hoo. Danger on the pavements ahead.

Laura - what a busy weekend you have had. You'll be going back to the office for a rest. When you take doggy for a walk, how far do you walk?

Anyway, time to get off here and get on with the linen cupboard, laundry, and floor washing. I'll attach the photo of Wellington. This is the narrative from the photographer.

A thick fog rolled into Wellington last night - it was a pretty spectacular sight especially with the perfectly clear skies and The Milky Way high above in the night sky.
markg | photo - markg.com.au

The other photos are sunrise this morning at my place.

Catch you all later.

MELODY525
05-20-2013, 07:08 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS
HAPPY MONDAY/TUESDAY

QUICK POST. BOSS WILL BE OUT FOR THE FUNERAL THIS WEEK.
EVERYTHING BEGINS TODAY.
NOTHING NEW ON MY END. ONLY ONE ALARM AT MIDNIGHT.
SOMEONE OPENED THE LAUNDRY ROOM WINDOW.
BUT THE WOMAN SITTING THERE DENIED IT....YEAH RIGHT:faint:
POOR JEN HAS CRAPPY WEATHER TO GO PICK UP RICHIE.
RAIN & MORE RAIN THIS WHOLE WEEK. WTF!!
HAVE A GOOD DAY TODAY EVERYONE:encore:




HAPPY....Ahhhhhh THE SOUNDS OF MOTHER NATURE!
REMINDS ME OV TALKING TO SHAD ON THE PHONE.
THOSE FRASSING BIRDS OF HERS ARE LOUD!!
I WILL SEND YOU SOME RAIN & YOU CAN SEND ME SOME HUMMINGBIRDS!
I LOVED THE SMILEY PLASTER TOO. ROFLMAO




LAURA...ANOTHER BUSHY WEEKEND FOR YOU TOO I SEE.
EVERYONE IS PLANTING SOMETHING!!
I SHOULD GET ME ANOTHER WINDOW BOX....NOT!
EVERY TIME I USE ONE THE PLANTS DIE.
YOU WILL NEED A VACATION FROM YOUR WEEKEND!




CEEJAY.....BACK TO WORK:cry:
SORRY TO HEAR THAT!! LOL
GLAD THE DAY WITH UNCLES WAS A GOOD ONE.
HOPE YOUR FIRST DAY BACK IS A QUIET ONE.
HOW'S THE TUMMY DOING??




SHAD...PICTURES LIKE THAT DON'T GET ANY BETTER.
ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS.
SOON WE WILL NEED YOU TO SEND A COLD WAVE IN OUR DIRECTION!!
THE WELLINGTON PHOTO IS HEAVEN-LIKE.
YOUR SUNRISE IS LIKE FIRE IN THE SKY!!:flame:
WHAT A SHOT!!!
ALSO....I REMEMBER VERY WELL USING THE METALS SCREENING.
JEN'S DAD & I REPAIRED A BREEZEWAY FULL OF SCREENS ON A RENTED HOUSE.
OUCH AND MORE OUCHES ON BOTH OF US. CUT FINGERS.
WHEN THEY CAME OUT WITH FIBERGLASS ONES THEY MADE ME ITCH.!!

annie175
05-20-2013, 07:41 AM
Looks like everyone was to and fro this weekend. We got a lot accomplished this weekend.

Weeds out of the garden, tilled, added dirt and poo, re-tilled and planted! So happy that is done. Cut the grass, moved the wood pile to a better location. Dried out the fire pit. Burnt a log or two. Sprayed for weeds, pulled some weeds around some sort of electricial box in the side yard, about 4 x 4 feet wide and 3ft tall. Services the neighborhood I suppose. Re-did the decor stones across the front of both gardens. Re-injured my broken two, there is no chance in H*LL I will be able to get shoes on for a while, it even hurt to drive (gas pedal) this morning. Yesterday was perfect, sunny and a bit warm 86 degrees, but I will take it. Still need to plant my cucumbers, lettuce, spinach, have to get seeds yet. Will do that tonight.

Took Miss Sass to the vet on Saturday morning. She has the equivalent to pink eye in one eye. Drops in that eye twice a day for a week. God love her, she is so passive, just let's me do anything. Lil turd will not stay out of the garden so will have to get some sort of fencing around it to keep her out. She has come into the house with a snout covered with dirt the last couple of times.

Hope everyone has a marvelous day. Today is my Tuesday, taking Friday off to babysit lil man. The kids are going to carb day at the Indy 500 track. Will have lil man Thursday nite, Friday, Friday nite, Saturday morning and then again on SUnday as they go to the race also.

Will come back later today when I get a breather.

Love yas

diyana
05-20-2013, 12:12 PM
Happy Monday ladies -

Had a great weekend. It was gorgeous both days. On Saturday, I ran some errands, including going to the library to get a library card (and also a few books). Yesterday, Santa went to the groomer in the morning. He came out looking better than he did, but I think I could've done a better job than the groomer. The woman said she'd never groomed a Schnauzer before (and you couldn't tell me this when I made the appointment or dropped him off?). I'm hoping that I can either get him in to see the groomer we used to go to when we lived here (who books up many weeks in advance), or just learn it myself.

Dinner with my friends last night was great! It was so wonderful to see them again. Terrific ladies, great conversation and yummy food...doesn't get any better than that!!

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Annie - So sorry to hear about re-injuring your toe! Ouch!! You get more done in a weekend than I get done in a month! I get tired just reading it! :rofl: So nice that you'll have so much time with the lil man this weekend!!

Mel - How silly that the woman denied opening the window when she was sitting right there. I hope you have a quiet week without the boss around. There will be other staff to take care of this during the week, right? I'm so glad to hear Jen's getting a scooter. It will be a lot easier for her to get around.

Shad - The photos are GORGEOUS!! Just beautiful!! The Wellington photo is so cool! And like Mel said, the sunrise photos are like fire in the sky! The Milford Sound photo is so beautiful and serene. Really reminds me of something out of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy which I know was filmed in New Zealand. I do not envy you replacing the screens. I've never done it, but I saw my ex do that and it's not an easy job.

Ceejay - Glad you had a good time at the uncles! I hope work is going well for you.

Laura - You and Annie...I get worn out just reading about your weekends! You truly are the exercise :queen:

Happy - Shad is right about the fertilizers. Some are better for greenery and branches, and not as good for the actual fruit of the plant. I think Miracle Gro has a variety for vegetables or specifically tomatoes. Not sure though. There are lots of fertilizers that are specific for veggies.

Well, back to work for me.

Much love and many hugs,

happy2bme
05-20-2013, 01:37 PM
Hi guys,

Late start for me - wound up chatting on FB with friends and family. Went last night to see 3 comedians at the local theater. We noticed the parking lot was rather empty - only 10 paying customers. That was rather sad but the guys were funny. I just wished they had done more than a 20 minute set each - hardly worth coming out for, especially since the skies got really dark and we had a downpour of rain.

I spent the better part of yesterday out trimming plants of dead leaves, watering and taking inventory of my plants and pots so I can plant ahead what to put where in pots and garden. We're supposed to get near to freezing again on Thursday when the temps dip but after that I think it will finally be warm enough to put everything into the ground. I am trying to figure out how were are going to manage a trip to Chicago without killing my plants. It's REALLY dry up here. I water the flowers and within 4 hours they are bone dry again. If we go we'd stay for a few days just to make our rounds and see some people and things. I guess I can ask my cousin to come and water a few times but I hate to bother him. The garden would probably be fine if I gave it a good soak, it's the herbs and flowers in pots that need tending too.

Michelle - that's funny to think that a good dog groomer would be booked up way in advance like a good hairdresser but that makes perfect sense. Not ever having a dog I guess I never thought that you cut certain styles for particular breeds. Hope you find your former groomer.

Annie - sorry to hear about the toe. Guess you are going to have to splint it when you are out working. I hope it doesn't develop a weak spot prone to re-injury! And I agree with the others - you sure are one busy busy lady - puts us to shame! Sounds like a nice long weekend with Lil Man - guess you will have to get all your regular errands taken care of ahead of time to make time for grandma and baby fun. ;)

Mel - yikes - poor Jen has to go to the airport again :eek: Hope she has a decent drive. So you can hear the birds calling to you on the other end of the phone when Shad calls? Maybe they are asking you to visit :lol:

Shad - more beautiful pictures - thanks for posting. You seem to have a lot of really pretty sunrises/sets down your way. I guess certain areas have the right conditions for nice colors. Memphis was that way too but even that doesn't rival some of your pictures and I know photos don't quite capture the real thing so can only imagine how darned pretty it really is. I imagine the stars are more prominent too since you don't have as much artificial city light from the densely populated areas like we do. Nothing like the Milky Way cloud in it's full grandeur. How's the beat up hands feeling this morning? Screening holding well?

Ceejay - thanks for the warm air. Going to be an early summer for you down there?

Laura - guess you won't be planting soon - looks like some heavy storms your way the next few days. Bad weather season seems to be a bit late this year. Usually it's April.

Guess I will finish this off and get some lunch in me. It's trash day and I need to clean out the refrigerators and make a list for fresh vegetables and meat to pick up at tomorrow's shopping trip. Have a good day everyone.

annie175
05-20-2013, 01:53 PM
Hi CHELLE...glad you had a wonderful weekend even tho the groomer didn't do so well with Santa's hair do! Hope he is not embarrassed to go outside. lol. Yes one busy weekend. At least the garden is mostly in.

HAPPY....were the comediens not that well known? Seems odd only 10 paying customers. Yes must get all earrands done ahead of time. Tonight is fishish laundry and mop the kitchen and baths, scour. Tomorrow night is dust and vacuum. That is all I am doing. My brother and dreaded sister in law will be here Saturday afternoon, leaving Monday morning. Kinda ruins my weekend a bit. Oh well, you can bet the next time I will already have company staying at my house, even if it is a fib. Bad Annie. lol

Better post and get the rest of this ship done.

Laura705
05-20-2013, 01:59 PM
Hello Worldlies. Happy Monday/Tuesday.

Mel - I hope things remain quiet around the building since you don't have much confidence in the office in the boss's absence. Leopard print case! Pretty flashy! :D

Ceejay - Good BP reading - hope it doesn't creep up when you return to work!!

Shad - The window project sounded frustrating, and ouch to the fraying metal screening! Loved the photos you've posted. What stunning sunrises! Glad the run walk jog routine is going well and your knee is almost better.

Michelle - Sounds like a great weekend. So glad you enjoyed dinner with your friends. Along with the rest of the gang, I think you sound happier these days. :) Not sure I earned the title Exercise Queen this past week, but I'm going to try my darnedest during the next two because I have 10 classes left to use on my punchcard and only 14 days left in this session(through June 2nd) to use them!!

Annie - Poor sass with the eye germs. Ugh, yeh Coal seemed to like the stinky compost we've added to the garden soil in the past. Dogs!! Such little beasts! Sorry you re-injured your toe. So you've got li'l guy this weekend instead of your brother & SIL - good for you. :)

Happy - Sorry the fish fry wasn't as good of an experience as it could have been. Is this strike two for casino dining?? Too bad. But more of the seasonal spots should be opening up soon... Sounds like you're enjoying your hummingbird guests and that they're enjoying your hospitality. :) I hope they appreciate the feeders and the fact that you have to take them in each night so the marauding neighborhood bear doesn't lay waste to them!

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Nothing much else to report. I didn't do much of anything after I posted yesterday, except to walk the dog. Oh, in answer to your question Shad , I usually walk doggie around 1-1.5 miles. Yesterday we went by the creek and it was very warm for Coal, so when we got back I took him to the basement to cool down on the floor. I did that several times over the weekend since he's been panting heavily a lot in these warmer temps. This is something that's become a regular thing in the past year or so, poor guy. But the cold basement floor works like a charm. Saturday I was down there with him and I ended up on the phone with my mom for a while and Coal got a bit too chilled - he got up off the floor and moved to his corduroy-covered cushion. We do still have that cooling pad we bought last year, still in the box. Not sure where we'll set that up...maybe out on the patio.

Quiet around here with the boss gone, but I've got a deadline I'm working against this week. Looking forward to the long holiday weekend.

Okay, back to the fun. TTFN.

Laura705
05-20-2013, 02:29 PM
Two sneaker-inners!

Happy - No, I probably won't be planting during the week, but I hope to do some this weekend. Hope HD's garden center still has the few things I want in the way of flowers/veggies. I wonder if they get shipments in to replenish what sells on the busy weekends... re leaving your flowers - can you put the pots in the tub and/or sink or somethng and fill the tub a little bit so the pots soak it up as needed?

Annie - Oh, I see you are stuck w/ the bro/SIL. At least the li'l guy will be a great distraction.

Hotcupojava
05-20-2013, 03:30 PM
Just dropped by to tell you lovely ladies hello.

ceejay52
05-20-2013, 03:55 PM
Mel
How funny that woman denied opening the window. Don't work to hard this week.

Happy
You are having a learning experience with gardening! I know a wee bit about flowers but veggies nothing. Mom always had me pulling weeds.

Annie
Good grief woman you make me tired. I wish I had all your energy.

Michelle,
It's nice to meet up with friends you haven't seen in awhile and play catch up.

Shad
What are you up to today?

Laura
I thought about you this morning when I saw that our local hospital is offering some exercise classes, and one of them was Tighter Assets. I should go but they are offered on the day's I work till 7 p.m.

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I really didn't want to come back to work today but I did. I've been a busy beaver playing catch up on all the paper work. We each to do the same thing so I'm responsible for my part. Also forgot until I got to work that they are draining one of the water tower's for cleaning and repair today. Took 3 hours to drain it. It will be off line for the rest of the week more than likely.
I'm finally getting my strength back from that sick spell on Sunday. So far today no Zantac. My appetite has not completely returned. I'm not complaining about that but kind of surprised that it hasn't.
My lawn still hasn't been mowed and if it isn't by the time I get home, I'll tell the boss man to forget it, I'll do it. If Annie can do all that I can at least mow my lawn.

diyana
05-20-2013, 03:59 PM
Happy - Suggestion for ensuring that your plants get enough water while you're away. Watering Globes. They are pretty and if you fill them up, they only release the water when your plants need them. My ex and I used them indoors and out all the time. It was very handy. Here's a link to get them online, but you can probably also get them at Menards or Home Depot for cheaper. We bought all of ours at Menards. http://www.amazon.com/Aqua-Globes-AG011706-Watering-2-Pack/dp/B000FHAJ90 Also, Laura's idea of putting the pots in the tub is a good one.

Annie - Bummer about your brother and SIL's visit. I'm sure you'd much rather spend the weekend with just C and lil man.

Laura - Good for you for taking Coal out for such nice walks. Santa's walks aren't that long. And I don't even walk him on days he goes to day care because he seems too tired. Since I'm working from home today, I'll either walk him after i get done with work or I'll take him to a dog park - still trying to find the best one in the area. I'm hoping my back will hold up for two doggie walks this weekend - one walk is roughly 2 miles along the beach, and the other walk is about the same length and is on the beautiful campus of Stanford University. :D

Ceejay - I'm glad you're feeling a little better. I hope your strength comes back soon. Don't overdo it.

Hi Java Turtle. :wave:

annie175
05-21-2013, 07:30 AM
Good Morning...God Bless those victims of the Oklahoma tornados. Such a sad tradegy. Prayers

LAURA....That is a lot of walking exercising when you take Coal out. Good for both of you.

HELLO JAVA....good to see ya.

CHELLE...I am afraid if I were allowed to work from home I would be distracted and doing other things like laundry or working in the yard. Glad you can do it. Hi to Santa.

CEEG...back to the grind for you sister...bleh!

Good morning/evening to the rest of yas.

Finished putting in the garden last night. Added lettuce, spinach, arugala, cucumbers and another tomato plant. That's it for now.

Later chickies.

Shad
05-21-2013, 08:10 AM
Evening all,
It's late and it has been one heck of a day. I'll leave personals until tomorrow I think.
I have an appointment with the Doc tomorrow to get the results of my biopsy and to get the stitches taken out. So I can bring you the results of that tomorrow.
Some times I think I am going crazy. Today I went to go out for my run, locked the house, and took the keys to their hidey place. Only problem was - wrong set of keys. I used to be able to break into my place easily but not any more since I got the DS2 to burglar proof it while I was away. So I ended up having to break in. The neighbour heard the breaking glass and was about to ring the cops when he decided it was my bottom disappearing through the kitchen window and yelled at me to make sure it was me. That would have been memorable having the cops arrive and arrest me for break and enter. So for the rest of the day I had to wait around for the glass man to arrive. He said he would get here between 2pm and 4pm. And he did. Rang about 1.30 and said he would be 1/2 to 3/4 of an hour and he was. Took him half an hour to fix the glass and relieve me of $180. Still it is fixed and is clean and new.
So for the afternoon I have been working on this document I promised the big T. It should be near enough finished tomorrow. Another day of work on it should put it into reasonable shape to take to him on Thursday for screen dump insertion and the final version should be okay on Friday or Saturday. It's not easy when you can't do it step by step by step and have to rely on memory.
Anyway better go and get some shuteye.

annie175
05-21-2013, 08:55 AM
SHADWICK...do you have a neighbor you can trust with a key? Would beat spending 180 bucks to break into your own home. If we forget the key we just use the keypad combo into the garage to get in and my kids both know that one and have keys. Hope you get some good rest. Nighty night.

MELODY525
05-21-2013, 09:01 AM
Morning Chickies
I Am Stuck On The Page Before Last And Can't Getto The End.
Something Is Freezing Up My Screen And It Says 3fc Is Not Responding???
I'll Try Later. Hope This Posts.

MELODY525
05-21-2013, 09:39 AM
AS ANNIE ALREADY SAID....GOD BLESS OAKLAHOMA.
WHAT A TRAGEDY DOWN THERE.
ALL THOSE CHILDREN AND ADULTS GONE.
JUST HEARTBREAKING NEWS ALL LAST NIGHT.

3 TIMES ALREADY THIS PAGE FROZE. :tantrum:
I AM NOT SURE IF IT'S IE OR 3FC BUT THE POP UP NOTES SAY 3FC.

ANYWAY.......
RICHIE IS HOME SAFE & SOUND. JEN TOO.
HE IS FULL OFF MORE TALES OF THE DYSFUNCTIAL FAMILY.
ALL NEW DRAMAS. NO REPEATS!! ROFLMYAZZOFF

YESTERDAY I NEVER GOT DOWNSTAIRS. DAY 2 OF THE BATHROOM WOES.
SOMETHING IS AMISS. FEVERISH TOO. FEELING BETTER TODAY.
THE MAINT. MAN GAVE ME ANOTHER OF HIS PILLS.
I REALLY NEED TO GET MY DR HERE SO HE CAN GIVE ME SOME TOO:lol:

NOTHING NEW HERE. JUST RESTED AND PAID BILLS.
TAKING TODAY OFF TOO TILL THIS PASSES.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY.



ANNIE....VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE TOES.
HOPE THEY HEAL QUICKLY. OUCH!
HAD A LAUGH AT SASS AND THE DIRTY SNOUT!!
THEY DO LOVE FRESHY TURNED OVER UNFROZEN DIRT!!ROFLMAO
HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH JAKE.




MICHELLE....GLAD TO HEAR THE TIME WITH FRIENDS WAS GOOD.
JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED....LAUGHS & GOOD FRIENDS.
THAT GROOMER IS SOMETHING ELSE.
SURPRISED SHE EVEN ADMITTED SHE WAS CLUELESS FROM THE BEGINNING. lol




HAPPY....MAYBE WE CAN TRAIN THE BEAR TO HOLD A HOSE FOR YOUR PLANTS!
THEN HE COULD EARN HIS KEEP.
WILL BE GOOD FOR YOU TO SEE MOM AND SIS.
I CANNOT BELIEVE ONLY 10 CUSTOMERS FOR HE SHOW.
WONDER HOW THE 3 GUYS FELT WITH SO MANY EMPTY SEATS!?!?!




LOST 3FC AGAIN....SEEMS TO GO WONKY FOR ME WHEN AN AD FOR IKEA COMES ON....OR JUST WHEN THE AD CHANGES??? WHO KNOWS. GOOD THING I AM USE NOTEPAD





LAURA.....EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT DA FOR JANUARY NOW.
SOME WOMEN HAVE BORROWED THE DVD's FROM THE LIBRARY TO CATCH UP.
THEY SAW THE FATHER (I FORGET HIS REAL NAME) ON PBS & LIKED HIS LOOKS!! :rofl:
CAN I BORROW COAL'S COOLING PAD??
MAYBE THAT'S WHAT I NEED TO SIT ON IN THE SUMMER!!! LOL
POOR GUY...GIVE HIM A HUG FROM AUNT MELLIE:hug:




:wave: GOOD MORNING MISS HOTCUP:coffee:





CEEJAY....GLAD TO HEAR YOU'RE FEELING BETTER.
POOR TUMMY NEEDS TO REST AFTER ALL THAT.
HOPE THE TANK WORK GOES SMOOTHLY FOR YOU THIS WEEK.
I CAN IMAGINE THE CATCHING UP ON PAPERWORK. GOOD LUCK.
I'M NOT SURE ANY OF US CAN KEEP OP WITH EITHER ANNIE OR SHAD. :rofl:




SHAD!!! BREAKING AND ENTERING!! OMG!!
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE WINDOW AND THE MONEY!!
I FORGET HOW FAR AWAY IS DS2?? DOES HE HAVE KEYS???
SENDING YOU A PRAYER FOR THE RESULTS.
WILL BE RIGHT HERE WAITING FOR AN ANSWER.
KEEPING FINGERS CROSSED FOR THE PAPER FOR T.
HOPINNG THE WHOLE THING WORKS OUT.

Laura705
05-21-2013, 09:53 AM
Morning all.

Mel - Maybe there weas another Worldlie posting when you were trying to navigate the thread. I get hung up on here all the time, mainly when I'm on the computer at work. :?:

Hello Miss Java. Good to see you. :)

Ceejay - Ah ha! Another Tighter Assets class does exist! :D Yeh, by the time I eliminate all the exercise classes that won't fit into my schedule, there aren't many left! Frustrating. Back to work for you, bleh. Especially when it's summer and it only seems fair we should get to enjoy the nicer weather!! Hope you catch up on the paperwork. What's with this guy who's supposed to be mowing but isn't???:mad:

Michelle - I thought of those aqua globes too, but it sounded like Happy has quite a few pots and that would run into some money. I did buy my mother a couple of those for Christmas one year - they are pretty glass. I'm sure Santa gets all the exercise he needs for the day at the doggie daycare, no need for a walk on those days! :D Those weekend walks you mentioned sound beautiful! And what great exercise walking on the sand. :) I meant to tell you I laughed re your comment about eye candy being preferable to the sugary stuff! :lol:

Annie - Yes, what a horrible tragedy in Oklahoma. Very sad, so many people lost and so much destruction. Congrats on finishing the garden.

Shad - Hope to hear good news re the biopsy results tomorrow. Sorry you got yourself locked out of the house! We have a key in the garage, which is accessible via the door opener code. I think we used to have a key with a neighbor, but not sure we do anymore. We probably should give one to our neighbor on the other side now - they are more reliable if we were to need the key or have them to go in the house.

Hi Happy!

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Went to the Corebar class last night even though 1) I don't like using the bar 2) my one hamstring was sore 3) my right knee is slightly strained. But it was a good sweaty workout. This morning my left knee is strained. Groan. But at least it'll get a rest today because tonight is movie night.

Loud thunderstorms hit right as I was going to bed last night. Still, I fell asleep after they'd moved a bit further away and were not as loud. Glad we didn't get hail. We still have to get the garage squared away after the hooks came out of the concrete block wall and the tools fell down so the car won't fit at the moment. Good Memorial Day project?? Perhaps.

We're seeing the movie "Mud" tonight. I think it's a coming of age movie akin to "Stand by Me", not sure, but I've heard good things about it. We'll see.

Back to it. Everyone have a great day. :flow1:

diyana
05-21-2013, 12:05 PM
Good morning ladies,

Super quick check in for me. It's a morning full of meetings, and I've got a big programming applicaition to build.

God Bless those people in Oklahoma. Those poor families who lost loved ones and also their homes. Tornadoes are nasty. I think I'll take the occasional earthquake. No, you don't get any warning with earthquakes, but they very rarely wipe out entire cities.

Laura - Sorry you've now got two strained knees...but I do admire your dedication. I was looking at the websites for local gyms, and am having trouble finding any with classes that are late enough so I can go after work, and yet early enough so that I can pick Santa up from day care. Have fun at the movie! Are you taking any extra days off for Memorial Day weekend? Or just the Monday holiday (which is all I get since I'm a contractor).

Annie - Good on ya' for getting the garden in. I would love to plant some veggies. But my step-mom has both the front and back yard beautifully landscaped, so there's really no room for veggies. I'll have to wait until I get a place of my own.

Shad - I'm saying prayers and keeping my fingers crossed for good biopsy results. Breaking into your own house? It's very good that you have observant neighbors, especially one that recognized your derriere - probably from seeing you work in the garden! :rofl: Sorry. I don't mean to laugh. What a hassle to have to break into your own house AND wait for the glass man to repair the window you broke.

Mel - I'm glad Richie is back home. Bummer that you're not feeling well. I hope you get better soon.

:wave: to Happy and Ceejay!

I've got to get some more coffee. :coffee2:

Much love and many hugs to all,

ceejay52
05-21-2013, 02:54 PM
I'm finally caught up with the paper work. But now I'm watching the radar for the upcoming rain/storms and trying to stay calm. And yeah, the guy's mowed the lawn last night. It looked good.

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Annie
It's a wise idea to leave a key with some one you know. I used to have one with a neighbor until I found that she was taking advantage of it. Your gonna have fresh salad mixings before long.

Laura
We had loud thunder for a little bit. The system moved through quickly. Then more this morning and more is on it's way. I'm dreading all this rain. The guys mowing the lawn, is my boss and his son, mainly his son. He has some other projects going on. He's only 12, but his dad was with him when he mowed.

Shad
Hope things go well with the biopsy results. I've broken into my apt too, several times.

Mel
Ugh on the bathroom issues. Sure praying that you do not get that norovirus.

Michelle and Happy :wave: hello:

Nothing new to report, which is a good thing.

Laura705
05-21-2013, 06:11 PM
My ww weigh-in went well - lost 3.8 pounds (after that 2.2 gain last week). I'm now at a 15 pound loss on WW, and 30 pounds since the end of last August. :carrot:

diyana
05-21-2013, 06:25 PM
Ceejay - I'm glad the guys mowed the lawn last night. I hope you don't get any severe weather near you. Stay safe.

Laura - Congrats on the outstanding weight loss!! :woohoo: :bravo:

annie175
05-21-2013, 08:28 PM
Congrats LAURA on the WL....what a great accomplishment.

If Miss Sass a Cakes does not stay out of my garden she will soon be a gonner. I have had to replant my cucumber and summer squash. It is not making me happy and she got a major spanking. I have to get some kind of guard around the garden evidently, before she meets her maker. LIL stinker.

Shad
05-22-2013, 02:05 AM
Afternoon all,
I don't have a spare key with any of the neighbours. Just don't need the hassle of that, besides which most of them are at work at the time I needed the key. DS2 has a set but he starts work at six am. And he would lose time and possibly money trying to get home for his stupid mother. Anyway, the neighbour and I had a good laugh at each other, he is home from work with a busted leg - fell out of a tree the other week.
And I went to get the results of my biopsy this morning. It's not the good news of dermatitis that I was hoping for. It's a condition called Lichen Sclerosis (I think that is how it is spelt. I haven't read all the blurb about it yet, but it's cause is unknown. It usually affects the genitals and more in women than men. It can become cancerous in 1-5% of the people who get it and there is no known cure. I am to start a course of steroid cream over the next week or so. Hopefully this will halt the creeping movement of the bloody thing at least for a time. Ah well, this has been sent to try me. I hope it will pass but one day at a time eh?

Mel - I have problems with the page from time to time as well. Usually when I am in the middle of a post and it just won't move or I actually type faster than the words appear on a page. I think it is IE since I don't have ads that change while I am on the page.
Glad to hear that Richie is home safe and sound. I hope your tummy troubles settle soon.

Laura - One of the things that really bugged me with my gyms was that the classes I wanted to take were always at the wrong time. I mean who manages to get off work at 5.00pm and be in the local gym at 5.30pm. It takes 45 minutes to get home by train. It's a good idea to have a key around somewhere. I did have a little safe type thing for keys. It opened by a number code. Only trouble is, I put it away somewhere safe and it can no longer be found. Maybe I'll find it when I clean out the shed.
Congratulations on the weightloss. You go girl. You are rocking it.

Michelle - one of the drawbacks of contracting is that you don't get paid for public holidays or when you aren't at work for one reason or other. The beach walks sound nice and I bet Santa will love them.

Ceejay - glad to hear that the kid came and mowed the grass for you. Always looks better after a good mow. Glad to hear that you got the key back from your pesky neighbour.

Annie - Poor old Sassie. Hope she gets the message about the garden. Maybe you need to get her a sandpit shell so she can dig for her own toys and things. They love a well fertilised soil. My big German Shepherd used to love to roll in the freshly dug earth. And one time I had just finished digging in some composted horse poo and cow pats. You ought to have smelt him when he got in. Straight into the shower with the hose on full and the sweet smelling doggy shampoo for him.

Happy must be busy with shooting the bears and fixing the feeders.

Damn cold over here today. I had to turn the heat on for half an hour or so just to warm up the room. Miss Puss is yelling for food and I need to move just to keep from freezing up. It's now raining as well. Altogether an unpleasant day. Gotta finish up that document tonight as well. Can see me hunched over the computer and under the heater/ air con tonight.

Let me find another NZ picture. Try to find something that looks warm. I think this beach is just outside of Auckland and it is sunrise. Have fun on the beach.

MELODY525
05-22-2013, 08:18 AM
http://th247.photobucket.com/albums/gg140/chelika5/th_bandb.gif GOOD MORNING IGOR & THE CHICKLETTEShttp://www.smiley-lol.com/smiley/musique/choral.gif


MORE RAIN FOR A CHANGE AND I CAN SLEEP IF I WANT:dance:
NOT MUCH NEW HERE.
THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY DAY WAS SINGNING A PAPER AS A TRUSTEE ON THE BOARD.
THAT WAS ALL!! VERY QUIET. NO DOOR KNOCKING.
THIS RAINY WEATHER IS COMING IN HANDY.
STILL RESTING MY STOMACH WITH SOFT FOODS.
SEEMS TO BE WORKING. BETTER TODAY.




LAURA....FUNNY YOU SHOULD SAY THAT ABOUT POSTING WITH SOMEONE.
BECAUSE WHEN I POST HERE WITH SOMEONE....I DO GET THE BOOT. :lol3:
HOPE THE KNEE FEELS BETTER. :hug:
IF THESE exercise CLASSES DON'T KILL YOU I GUESS THEY CURE YOU!
HOW WAS THE MOVIE....THE TITLE SOUNDED FAMILIAR.
BUT I WATCH MORE MOVIES THAN REGULAR TV.
LESS COMMERCIALS! SO I MISS A LOT OF PREVIEWS.



CEEJAY....MAYBE MY INSIDES FELT SORRY FOR YOURS.
DIDN'T WANT THEM TO BE LONELY :rofl:
NOT SURE WHAT I HAD BUT IT'S ALMOST OVER.
STAY SAFE DOWN THERE IN YOUR AREA. :hug:
LOTS OF UGLY WEATHER ALL OVER YOUR PIECE OF THE MAP.




MICHELLE...GOOD LUCK WITH THE BIG PROGRAM!!
HOPE ALL THE MEETINGS WENT OK AND THE WEEK GOES SMOOTHLY.

ceejay52
05-22-2013, 08:55 AM
Morning
We had a major storm last night, but nothing like Oklahoma. No wind damage but heavy rain that caused some street flooding. It got as black as night around four o'clock. It was spooky. Part of our county was under a tornado warning but not our area. The rest of the week sunshine!!!!!!!
This morning I have a huge headache. Praying it's not a migraine, but going to take some otc Bayer Migraine just in case.

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Annie
You may have to get miss sassy a sand pile to dig around in.

Laura
Congrats, As Annie would say you rock. That determination is paying off big time. Makes me want to do better.

Mel
I'm putting another do not disturb sign on the door in the morning so I can rest and relax. That does my spirit a lot of good.

Michelle
Wow, good luck the new project.

Shad
Don't think I've ever heard that kind of a diagnosis before. Hope you have success in treating it.

diyana
05-22-2013, 10:59 AM
Happy Hump Day ladies -

Had a nice dinner with a long-time friend last night. I can't call her an "old" friend because she's younger than me! :rofl: Then I picked Santa up and he and I watched "The Voice". My step-mom was at a get together with a bunch of friends.

I'm hoping I can do the beach walks with Santa this weekend. I tried walking to a restaurant with my friend last night. It was about a mile (or maybe less) from her house. My back started giving me fits halfway there and halfway back. :( And the beach walks are roughly 2 miles in length. I suppose I could turn back early, or rest, and let the other doggies and their owners go ahead without us.

Annie - Back when I lived in my house and had a veggie garden, I had to put fencing up to keep the pooches out.

Shad - Sorry to hear about the biopsy results. I hope the steroid cream can halt the spread or even better clear it up entirely. You said there is no known cure, but is it something that can clear up/go away but still lies dormant? I have the opposite problem with gym classes right now...they are all too late, and I have to pick up Santa. And since I don't want to burden my step-mom with him all the time, and it's getting too hot to leave him in the car for a 1/2 hour or an hour, I'm trying to find another solution. When I have my own place, I won't mind leaving Santa alone from time to time.

Mel - I'm glad you had a quiet day yesterday and that you're feeling a little better. I hope the inclement weather keeps the seniors and other tenants quiet.

Ceejay - I'm glad the storm wasn't as bad as those in Oklahoma. Maybe your headaches are caused by a change in weather. Mine used to be caused by dramatic changes in barometric pressure, which happens so frequently in the midwest. Sunny to rainy back to sunny.

:wave: to Laura and Happy.

I'll check in later.

Much love and many hugs,

Laura705
05-22-2013, 11:03 AM
Morning all. I changed my user options for viewing the thread and got myself all confused because I chose to display newest posts first instead of last and also chose to see 40 posts per page. I've now changed them back...

Michelle - My knees are better today. For some reason when I have pain I feel right on the top of my kneecap, I know it's something that'll fade very quickly. It's my dang hamstrings that are a chronic problem. Sigh. I hadn't planned on taking any additional days over Memorial Day weekend, but I might take the following week's Friday or Monday off work. I've had some crunching to do at work this week, but next week should be better. LOL re the neighbor recognizing Shad's heinie from her gardening activities!! :lol3:

Ceejay - Glad the lawn finally got mowed. BF put it off a wee bit too long and now we've got rain and I'm sure it'll grow by leaps and bounds and he'll have to bag the cuttings instead of mulching them into the lawn - more work for him. I was just thinking yesterday that most people have a neighbor they would feel reasonably comfortable leaving a key with, but when I thought about your neighbors...nope!! :D Glad the storm wasn't very damaging. We had more t-storms last night and it's still a bit rainy this morning. Not sure when it's supposed to clear out.

Annie - I've been putting a little fence around my veg garden for several years now to keep the rabbits out and to keep Coal from stampeding through it. A wise thing for you to do. I just have a roll of plastic mesh-type stuff that plastic stakes fit through the openings and support it. No biggie.

Shad - Sorry the biopsy didn't come out as well as hoped. :hug: But definitely good to know what's going on now and be able to take action. Yeh, for my punchcard, there are a number of classes that start between 5 and 6 pm and I don't usually walk in the door until around 6:10. During the workweek, there's a grand total of 6 classes that really fit my schedule - and three of those fall on Thursday! Oh well, I could and generally do make it work... All the NZ photos...I see a trip there in your future. :)

Mel - Hope your gut feels better soon! Glad it's nice and quiet in the building. Yes, the knees are both feeling much better today, thanks. We dvr most tv shows at home, so we don't watch a lot of commercials and the only time I really see movie ads/trailers is at the theater itself.

Happy - Where are you these days - out in the garden? :flow1:
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Thanks to all of you for your congrats re my weight loss. I appreciate the support! :yes:

The movie "Mud" I saw last night was very enjoyable. I was right, it was a coming of age movie in the same vein as "Stand by Me". Good story, great cast, especially Tye Sheridan, who plays a 14-year old who lives in a houseboat on a river in Arkansas. He did a really great acting job and I think he's gonna be someone to watch. He's also a real cutie and he'll probably be quite a looker when he grows up. ;)

It's still raining today after t-storms we had last night. Good thing, I have a little piece of sod I dug out of the garden border and re-planted in the bare spot we have from removing our maple tree out back. All this rain will be good for it and I haven't had to water it yesterday or today. Hopefully the rain will end and by the time the weekend comes along it won't be too wet to do some more weeding and (finally) planting.

It was only a light sprinkle this morning so I still took my bike to the train. Hope it clears up for my ride home.

Planning to take the 4G class tonight.

That's about it. The admin called in sick today, so it'll be really quiet today. TTFN!

happy2bme
05-22-2013, 11:25 AM
Good morning all,

Sorry I've been missing. I come on to check in the morning and then DH calls me or I get carried away (not by DH :rofl: or even Calgon ;) ) I seem to have a serious case of flitter-it is lately. Get distracted so easily. Yesterday I went into town to get some much needed groceries. Stopped at a local store to return a pair of earrings I bought as an impulse and then decided I really didn't like them. Then I decided to pop in across the street at the Humane Society Thrift store. Picked up 2 large clay pots which will be great for growing my carrots (which probably won't turn out to be that good anyway). I had a nice chat with the volunteer there - talked to her about what they are looking for donations and the all important helping out at the shop donation. She said she could see I had something special and she hoped I'd volunteer because I had "what they needed". I smiled and said you're not just flattering me because you need volunteers are you ;) she shook her head no in surprise and then we both laughed a lot. The nice thing about the shop / Humane society is that they don't want to take advantage of the volunteers so the most they want you to work is a couple of hours once or twice a week. They know people live here to do other stuff and they don't want to lose precious volunteers because they expect too much of them. And that's a good thing. I figure working in the shop might be a bit easier on my allergies than working with the kitties on a regular basis. After that I went to the grocery store and they set up their tent nursery in the parking lot about 2 weeks earlier than usual. I went in there and boy did they have the good stuff - flowers and vegetable - as if I don't already have enough stuff! But I had carefully planned out what I had already so I knew I had room for a little more. Besides while I was out, DH was actually expanding my garden beds. ;) :lol: It was AS IF by design he was helping me get a little more in :rofl: I bought a few more herbs - smaller plants of the coriander and parsley since that bolts quickly and you need to have a couple of plants to work through the season. I also got 3 more sugar snap pea plants which had 2 foot leads on them - a very good start as those will be quick sprouters. We are going to be up to our eyeballs in snap peas and tomatoes. Good thing I like them. But mostly I bought flowers as I was taking stock of planters and hardly had anything to fill the planters. I found a rash of butterfly and hummingbird attracting flowers and I'm so excited because I will have a beautiful potted garden with all kinds of lovely colors. The next few days are supposed to touch down near freezing at night - I may move my stock into the man cave and turn the heater on just to be safe but after that we will stabilize enough to plant safely I think. Need to get some more dirt for the flowers and to fill in the extended beds too.

Thank you for the suggestions on watering the plants when we are away. I like the water globe idea Michelle but I do have a lot of pots. Maybe I can figure out something similar to that. Also the pan of water will work for some plants but not all have enough drain holes to accommodate it. However you've given me so great ideas I can work with and keep in mind as I go about planting.

happy2bme
05-22-2013, 11:50 AM
Going to split my post since I've babbled so much...

Shad - I am very sorry to hear of your diagnosis. I do hope that they can find a treatment to at least slow or stall the progress. Not the kind of news you want to hear. :hug: Find out as much as you can about it and then decide how you want to approach it because one isn't always given options and at least you can decide for yourself. I had a good laugh at the idea of Shad getting all nice and "scented" in the garden compost and then you go and stuff it up by putting him in the shower and stinking him up with doggie shampoo :rofl: At least that's how I imagine he saw it. Bummer that you had to bust a window to break into your own house. You are just having a bad run with windows lately, aren't you? I am anal about being home alone and getting locked out. So much so that I check the doors like I have OCD and have a springy stretchy band I keep on my wrist with a key if DH has gone for the day.

Michelle - thanks again for the water globe suggestion. It's nice that you are getting together with "old" friends again. Phone calls are nice but it's better to see them in person. I am soooooooo envious of you having walks on the beach. One of my favorite things. Perhaps if you work up slowly and "train" in a sense, you might not have difficulties. Poor back - but you know enough to keep yourself from being all messed up. Hopefully the better weather out there will have you feeling a bit more loose than here.

Laura - :congrat: on the awesome weight loss! Fantastic job - you are almost at goal and just in time for summer. That has to feel great! Thank you for your watering suggestion too. I think I can use that for some of the pots. Thanks for the movie review - I'm glad you see a lot of them so I can get an informed opinion before I spend money :lol: I wish some of your warmer weather would float up this way - could not believe how much warmer it was by you compared to us.

Ceejay - hope your headache eased up - I'm sure the weather had a bit to do with it also. The tornadoes sure are scary and I think they are actually more of a threat out your way than up by us.

Mel - Igor and Chicklettes :rofl: you're too funny! We need a bunch of us to drown out the people like me who are off key but enthusiastic none the less. Here's to another quiet day for you :cheers: toasting with a tiny glass of Milanta tummy meds. I guess Ritchie won't be doing any cooking for you soon or is he down with the kids right now? When are you expecting your new chair? I need to know how soon to order the leopard print chair cover :lol:

:wave: Hi Java!

Annie - oh oh on Sassy being such a stinkerooni. What is it about dogs loving to roll in stuff? Although I think DH said cats will sometimes do it too. Seems like we planted a lot of the same stuff in the garden. I see a lot of good salad making in the future for both of us. Yum!

Ok, I better get my act in gear. I need to run into town and hit Walmart too. Found some iced tea in cartons that we both like - half the calories of Coca Cola too. It's cheap and would be cheaper if I made it myself BUT I think factoring in the cost of adding lemons to the homemade stuff just might break it even in price. Anyway - on with the day. Be good girls!

happy2bme
05-23-2013, 07:50 AM
Last out, first in this morning. :D We've got some things to do this morning so I'll have to wait to post until later. Had to move all my plants from the greenhouse to the heated man cave yesterday as a precautionary move. Supposed to dip below freezing tonight again and then I hope WE ARE DONE with this night chill. The days are good, it's the nights that are so cold. Heck guys, we don't live in the desert here, what gives :shrug:

Anyway have a good day, talk to you later.

MELODY525
05-23-2013, 08:52 AM
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GOOD MORNING BUT I AM NOT AWAKE YET.
LOTS OF SINUS MEDS, CALLS AND LIFE IN GENERAL.
I'LL BE MORE CHEERFUL AND FULLY AWAKE TOMORROW!:rain:
I PROMISE.....




CEEJAY....THE BAROMETER READINGS ARE KILLING EVERYONE'S HEAD.
HANG IN THERE TILL THE SUNSHINE COMES:hug:
THANK GOD THE TORNADOES WERE NOT BY YOU.
HIGH WINDS & FLOOD WATERS ARE BAD ENOUGH.
AND NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT...
I AM GOING RIGHT NOW TO PUT THE SIGN ON THE DOOR!! :D
HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER TODAY.




MICHELLE....HOPE THE BACK FEELS OK TODAY.
BEACH WALKING IN THE SAND??
MAKES FOR TOUGH WALKING. JUST BE CAREFUL.
WE DON'T WANT YOU MISSING ANY WORK.




LAURA....THANKS FOR THE REVIEW.
DID I SAY CONGRATS ON THE WEIGHTLOSS?? :cheer3: :cheer2:
I CAN'T REMEMBER BUT I THINK IT WAS 3 POINT SOMETHING.
I'VE BEEN IN A FOG WITH MY FRIEND & THIS NUTHOUSE WITHOUT HER HERE.
I'LL TELL THE KIDS ABOUT THE MOVIE. :dance:




HAPPY....wish I had ideas for your watering but not a gasrdener here.
I laughed at the buying of more plants and dh expanding the beds.
too funny and a great excuse to get more!!
loved the carrot pot ideas.
OH POOP,,,,I LOST MY CAPS. CAN'T SEE...
ANYWAY....WHO KNOWS WHEN THE CHAIR WILL ARRIVE.
BUT MY SEATS ARE READY. SPECIAL MADE FOR ME.
SO I AM ALL SET AND ANXIOUS.
ARE YOU THINKING OF VOLUNTEERING AFTER YOU GET BACK??
HOPE THE TRIP HOME AND BACK WILL BE A GOOD VISIT. :hug:
CHILLY NIGHTS SEEM TO BE EVERYWHERE.
THEY SAY THE CHANGES ARE CAUSING THE STORMS TO BE FIERCER :cry:

MELODY525
05-23-2013, 09:03 AM
SHAD.....AFTER READING HAPPY'S POST I FIND I MISSED SEVERAL.
SO I WENT IN SEARCH AND FOUND YOURS.....
I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE BIOPSY RESULTS.
I MUST GO AND GOOGLE THIS TO UNDERSTAND IT BETTER. WTF!!!!!
SENDING HEALING THOUGHTS YOUR WAY.
I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS...BUT THEN NEITHER CAN YOU I'M SURE.:hug:
LET ME KNOW IF OR WHEN YOU WOULD LIKE TO TALK.

annie175
05-23-2013, 09:06 AM
Happy Thursday! My Friday! Yeah!!

So I took Ainsley to school this morning. It is a 45 minute drive. What a conversation we had. Nanna, how far is it from the earth to the sun. I don't know Ains, but it is a lot of miles. Nanna can your drive there? No, you have to fly like in a space ship. Nanna if I was on the sun, Ains..you would burn up as it is extremely hot. Oh....too funny.

I fixed pizza and breadstix for dinner last night as Cs good daughter came over with her BF. We had a nice evening with good conversation. Tonite I get the babe for two days. This will be interesting. He sleeps through the nite but not so much when he is not in his own bed.

HAPPY....I am with you on this crazy weather, up and down, up and down. Monday it was 86 today's high is 66. Can't we just get to a happy medium? It would be fun to volunteer at the Humane Society, but how could you leave there without wanting to take all of them home? My co-worker volunteers twice a month, 4 hour stints at F.A.C.E. I think that is a cat place. She also helps out at Petco when they have one of those adoption days. Oh and we have a little chimney swift in the birdhouse on the front porch. She sticks her little head out and looks at me when I go by. I should try to get her picture.

LAURA...I will have to look up Tye Sheridan. I am so not familiar with all these up and coming actors. Especially these 20 something actors that are in a lot of the "younger" crowd oriented. I am like who is that? Sam will say oh they are on such and such show. Whateva! I am sick of rain just as I was sick of the snow, next will have a drought.

CHELLE...yep will have to get some sort of fencing to keep Sassy out. THEN I can REplant the cucumbers. She is like a f*rt in the wind running through the garden and digging. Still can't help but love her tho, too cute.

CEEG...sure hope your migraine goes away. I am with CHELLE on the pressure outside determining when it is headache time. Hugs.

MELLIE...so you are a trustee on the board, is this a new position for you or are you just re-upping your position. Vote in some good stuff, like pay raise for yourself :) I will play the air guitar in the band. Looks like fun and I am partial to bands. Glad you had a quiet night....V I C T O R Y!! That is MELLIE's battle cry. Go Fight Win!!

SHADDIE...hope you get some relief with the meds for you nether region. Had to laugh about you bunz in the window. My turn. I now have only 1 good toe on my right foot. 1 Broken toe, 3 severally bruised from dropping the end table on them when I was rearranging my living room. One more toe and I am out. C said I am a hazard to my own health.

Better post this and get busy....9:05 and haven't done a thing.

Hugs

annie175
05-23-2013, 09:23 AM
MELLIE was typing over my head...I am excited about your new chair and even more excited that they did a special fit for your arse seat. ba hahaha.

diyana
05-23-2013, 10:55 AM
Good morning ladies -

quick post for me this morning. I'll try and type more later. After work, I'm going out to dinner and a movie with a friend. Step-mom and step-brother said they'll tag team on watching Santa for me. So sweet of them. Step-mom even offered to watch him today so I could save money on day care, but I opted for day care anyway. It tires Santa out so much that he'll be good (aka sleepy) tonight for them. If I wasn't going out tonight then I'd take her up on her offer...but Santa is my responsibility. I don't want to burden her...not that he's a burden, but you probably know what I mean.

Annie - I loved the conversation between you and Ainsley! So sweet! I hope you have a wonderful time with the lil man. Is Ainsley going with your daughter and her bf? Or will you have her too?

Mel - I'm super excited about your new chair! I hope you are able to get the rest you need. Make sure you make time to MEDITATE!! That seemed to help you a lot. I need to get back into regular meditation too.

Happy - It got really chilly here last night. I woke up to a cold room...and I closed my windows. It didn't dip down below freezing, but it was in the low 40s, which is cold at night for here (at least this time of year).

Big :wave: and :hug: to everyone!

Much love,

Laura705
05-23-2013, 11:44 AM
Morning all. Gloomy and rainy today, and windy as heck. Felt and surely I looked like a fool trying to keep my umbrella under control walking from the train to the office this morning.

Michelle - Enjoy your dinner/movie tonight. Nice of your steps to take care of Santa tonight. We're also gonna get down to the low 40's tonight, so the heat will probably be turned back on for the night.

Annie - Awww, cute convo w/ Ainsley. :D She sounds adorable! Yum, pizza and breadsticks!!! Even just breadsticks and nothing else!!! Enjoy your day off tomorrow - whoo, 4 day weekend for you!! :carrot: Hope the li'l guy is easy for you. This Tye Sheridan is just 14 years old and probably hasn't been in too many roles yet. I believe he was in "Tree of Life" which is the one bf and I gave up on after 15 min., so I've never seen him in anything. Yup, just the two roles so far according to IMDB. Yeh, I check out People mag when I'm in the salon and don't know who 90% of the "people" are anymore, so I'm in the same boat with you - whatevah. OMG Annie, your poor toes!! You either give them a chance to heal and be waaaay more careful or I'll be down there with a pair of godawful ugly steel-toe shoes to force on your feet!! :rollpin: (I actually have a pair from a work assignment many moons ago!)

Mel - Love the graphic you posted today. Sleepy kitty! And I just love gray tabbies! :) Hope you feel better and can have a nice rest day today. :hug: Glad to hear at least part of your new chair is ready. Speaking of seats - some of the seats on the train have buttprints - molded to the shape of some riders' heinies, LOL. :lol:

Happy - Too funny we were just talking about the water globes for the plants - yesterday bf met his mom for lunch and she left him with a few things for me that she must have picked up on sale/clearance or from a garage sale or thrift store. This included a box of two water globes! I don't have any indoor plants at the moment, but they will come in handy with a couple of my patio or hanging pots. I had a chuckle imagining your dh at home working on expanding your garden and you at that very moment at the garden center buying more to fill it! :D You and Shad and Annie have me jonesing to get to the garden center and buy my flowers and veges - nothing compared to any of you, but usually more than I can handle in terms of my inconsistent gardening efforts. :rolleyes: This year I resolve to water my tomatoes on a more regular basis to avoid the skins splitting! :yes: Actually, I might use a trick I've heard of - put a tiny hole in the bottom of a plastic milk jug, fill with water and place next to the plant. Water will slowly seep into the soil. Not sure how big the hole should be...I'll have to research that. Anyway, hope the weather stays frost-free going forward so you can finally get the garden going outdoors!!

Ceejay - Hope your headache went away. I felt a bit of a hormonal headache coming on last night and didn't hesitate to take the OTC migraine med - didn't want to deal with it. Is your weekend starting tomorrow?? Do you have to work on Sunday & Monday??

Shad - Hope you find the key safe, or a lanyard you can wear with your key around your neck, lol. I shouldn't talk, I think our house would be pretty easy to break into, but it might involve some glass-breaking too if the extra key doesn't happen to be in the spot in the garage where I expect it to be. As it is, we haven't done much in the way of security besides some flood lights at the sides and back of the house. Hopefully doggy is enough of a deterrent.

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Did NOT make it to an exercise class last night. :mad: I was busy with my current project at work and the time got to be late and I wanted to do just one more thing, then another...then I'd missed my usual semi-express train and had to take the one that makes almost all stops. Bleh. Hopefully tonight I get to a class. I'll just have to accept that I won't finish my punchcard this sesson and my cost per class will be higher...

Okay, back to it. TTFN.

diyana
05-23-2013, 02:04 PM
After hearing about the cooler and wetter temps in the Midwest, I certainly hope you all have nice weather for the long weekend. It's supposed to be sunny and in the upper 60s here, but it will be even cooler at the beach if Santa and I end up doing the beach walks.

Laura - I hope you can get to a class tonight so you can at least come close to finishing your punchcard. :crossed:

ceejay52
05-23-2013, 02:34 PM
Annie
Kid's conversations can be enlightening to say the least. But aren't they all adorable. I had pizza for dinner too but no bread stix.

Michelle
Don't blame you for taking Santa to day care. Glad you are meeting with friends. That makes all the difference in the world.

Mel
Sinus headaches can be bad too. I took a couple of otc migraine meds and it went away. I don't take chances anymore. Sure didn't like where that last one took me. Putting a sign on my door has been a life saver in the mornings. Gives me a chance to have some me time to relax sometime and catch up on my sleep. I'm thinking they may have gotten the drift-don't ask, but as soon as I say that they'll be back.

Laura
You must have been anxious to get through your project. This is my three day week end. So yes I have to work Sunday and Monday of next week. Hopefully things will be peaceful.

Happy
I'm still debating on putting out flowering plants in containers. Think I'll go to Lowe's in Blytheville this afternoon to check on there selection. Walmart has been picked over. They still have some beautiful orchids.

Shad
Hope things are getting done today. And that you haven't had to break and enter.

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Haven't done a lot this morning. Slept till almost 9 a.m. then piddle around. Went to Walmart to get rx's refilled. Want to get some things done in the house this week end as well.
I'm off to Blytheville to Lowe's.

annie175
05-23-2013, 03:06 PM
CHELLE...Curtis and I did beach walks while in Destin. Wasn't bad right down next to the water where the sand was flat. However, up on the fluffy stuff it was hard to walk. and we all know how ungraceful I am, so it was not a real pretty site. Have a great time this evening. Glad you are enjoying being "home" with friends.

CEEG...no one ever comes to my door EVER, unless it is my family and they usually call first. Of course it helps I have a NO SOLICITING sign on my door at all times. I don't even get kids selling school crap.

LAURA...you taking the speedy train as opposed to the 50 stops train is like me leaving work at 4:15 getting home by 4:45 or leaving work at 4:30 and getting home at 5:20....traffic between 4:30 - 5:00 is awful. Yeah, let go of the punchcard guilt, you will feel better and stop stressing on it.

HAPPY...you must be VERY busy with DH...hehehe. Hope your day is going well.

Hi again MELLIE and SHADDIE....

Dad meeting on Saturday afternoon to decide what to do with him. His oxygen level will not stabilize thereby making it impossible for physical therapy. Since rehab cannot rehab him they may release him in a week or so with no where to go. Us kidzez are meeting to come up with our next move. Sunday is the babe and cookout out my oldest brother's house. Illinois brother is coming Saturday also...bleh. I guess I am just whining as really it is not so much of a 4 day off vacay. He will leave Monday morning by about 9 or 10 so I will have the remainder of the day to recoup. C has to work Monday. bleh.

If I don't get back here for a couple of days, you all enjoy your weekend.

Love yas

Shad
05-23-2013, 06:20 PM
Morning all,
Sorry I wasn't here yesterday, but I did a raft of housework and then went into the city with my friend Chris who had an interview with a recruitment agency and I went to see my friend the big T for whom I have been writing doco. It was late when we got back and she wanted to talk about my 'condition (the lichen etc.) I didn't but she just carried on until she got a phone call and the recruitment agency had lined up a job interview for her tomorrow. I've never been so pleased to hear a mobile phone. Anyway, today I have to face it and will be going to the Chemist to fill the RX and we will get started on that tonight. I guess I will do my shopping at the same time not that I want much. I haven't eaten much.

Annie - so sad to hear that Dad is not doing too well and that you have to think about housing and rehab etc. I'm presuming that he can't always breathe properly on his own and that he will need nightly checking which is why you can't look after him. I'm wondering if you can get something similar to what S the granddaughter had when she wasn't into breathing properly. It's like a board which goes under the chest and is covered by something soft like a sheepskin and it is attached to a monitor which goes off when breathing is interrupted for a set period of time. Might be worth investigating with the meds or medical gadget people. That means you could keep him at home nights but he would need to go to day-care days.

Happy - garden sounds like it will be so nice. I've never thought about growing carrots in pots. Last ones I bought were the 'roly poly' variety and they don't take up much space in the garden.
I am going to have to find a place for a spare key, but hey I don't do it often so hopefully I will find where I left my brain sometime soon. I will be researching the net over the weekend to see what I can find. There may be a site for people with the condition. I remember my friend Chris found one when she was bad with the Churgs-Strauss and said that it helped here as much as the hospital did. I'm not going to rush it and will just absorb it first and try to get it into some sort of remission.

Mel - Sorry to hear that you are not on top of your game. It happens from time to time. Hope that it clears up shortly and you are more with it. The same could probably be said to me - being more with it that is.

Ceejay - here's hoping those horrible tornadoes stay away from your neck of the woods.

Michelle - sounds like you are enjoying the weather and being close to the beach.

Laura - Pity to lose those ticks on the punch cards. But it happens. Life is what happens when we start planning how to life it. But you will get back into it I know. You are the most exercise conscious person I know.

Right, shower time, I didn't run today. Just walked but at least I did it. Tomorrow is another run day. I'll try to do some yoga, pilates, tai chi stuff today but for now I need to go fill this rx, do the shopping, clean the bath and make a start on cleaning and clearing out my bedroom. That's the list for today.

annie175
05-24-2013, 07:52 AM
Lil man did not wake up once last night and is still sleeping. It is going on 8 am. Yeah!! I am staying in my bedroom, quietly watching news until he wakes. Could use some coffee but hey got time for that later.

SHADDIE...you certainly had a very busy day yesterday. I will mention this to my brothers and check into the gadget type thingy for breathing. Dad already has to sleep with the CPAP machine at night, don't know if the two machines will "get along".

GOOD MORNING ALL YA'LL...

Have a fantabulous day/night.

Loves

MELODY525
05-24-2013, 08:41 AM
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MORNING CHICKS

THANK GOD THE WEEKEND IS NEAR.
ROUGH DAY YESTERDAY WITH SAD PHONE CALLS.
SO MANY PEOPLE I KNOW HAVE LOST SOMEONE RECENTLY.
PRAYING FOR A CALMER WEEKEND.
I AM ALL CRIED OUT FOR SURE. JEN TOO.
NOT MUCH ELSE IS NEW HERE.
RICHIE & JEN ARE HUNKERING DOWN FOR THE WEEKEND AND I AM TOO.
LOWER TEMPS, MORE RAIN AND LOTS OF WIND.
A GOOD WEEKEND TO WATCH TV MARATHOINS:dance:
HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE





ANNIE...THE NCONVERSATION WITH AINS WAS TOO FUNNY.
SHE WOULD BE GREAT ON A TV PROGRAM. ROFLMAO
HOPE JAKE SLEEPS ALL NIGHT FOR YOU..
I LIKE MY OWN BED TOO.
I AM TRUSTEE FOR 2 BOARDS...THOSE ARE THE 2 MEETINGS I GO TO ONCE A MONTH.
AND ALSO EMERGENCY MEETINGS FOR A NEW PROPERTY THEY ARE BUILDING.
NO MONEY AND NO PERKS. ALL VOLUNTEER.:cry:
I WILL SEND SOME CALMING THOUGHTS YOUR WAY FOR THE FAMILY MEETING.
I AM SO SORRY ABOUT DAD NOT BEING ABLE TO REHAB.
SENDING YOU BOTH A HUG TOO :hug:




SHAD....YOU MADE ME LAUGH WITH THE MOBILE CALL INTERRUPTING YOUR VISIT WITH T.
I KNOW HOW THAT FEELS!! ROFLMAO
YESTERDAY SOMEONE KNOCKED ON MY DOOR AND I WAS VERY HAPPY TO GET OFF THE PHONE!! :rofl:
SEE...GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE.
SOMETIMES I THINK WE ARE LEADING PARALLEL LIVES:hug:
PRAYING THE MEDS WORK FOR YOU AND WE BOTH END UP FEELING BETTER.
JEN & RICHIE SEND A HUG YOUR WAY AND A WAVE HELLO :hug: :wave:






MICHELLE.....GOOD FOR YOU USING THE DOGGIE DAY CARE.
I UNDERSTAND COMPLETELY HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT.
HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD TIME WITH THE FRIEND.
WHAT MOVIE?????
INQUIRING MINDS NEED TO KNOW THESE THINGS!! HA!!




LAURA....CRACKING UP ABOUT THE TRAIN SEATS.
OMG THAT IS TOO FUNNY FOR WORDS;rofl: :rofl:
HOPE YOU GET TO THE EXERCISE CLASS AND SAVE MONEY WITH THE PUNCHCARD.
I CRACKED UP TOO THAT THE BF'S MOM GAVE YOU WATER GLOBES.
SHE MUST BE READING 3FC!!!!:lol3:




CEEJAY...GLAD TO HEAR THE MEDS WORKED.
I REALLY SHOULD LOOK INTO THEM.
I HEAR YA ON THE DOOR SIGNS.
I LIKE THEM BETTER THAN CONFRONTATIONS. LOL
I KID AROUND BUT MOST OF THE TIME THE SIGNS DO WORK.
THANK GOD FOR PEN & PAPER!! LOL

Laura705
05-24-2013, 10:30 AM
Morning all. TGIF!! I neglected to mention that for some reason Wednesday really felt like a Friday to me! Glad I'm past that and that my real Friday is now here. :)

Mel - Hope you're feeling better physically. Sorry you've been getting a lot of bad news about people losing loved ones. I heard a blurb that somewhere in NY got bad flooding - not sure which part of the state or if it was NYC. Hope you don't get too much rain or other severe weather your way - but TV marathons sound like a great way to spend a bad weather weekend. :) :) Unfortunately neithier bf's mom or mine have taken the opportunity to get on the internet and enjoy what it has to offer. My mom frequently calls the reference desk of her local library and asks them questions - I can't think how convenient she'd find G00gle! But I suppose she likes to think she's also making the life of the ref librarian more interesting, LOL. Love the bike graphic today! And the bike itself. :D Thanks for posting it. :)

Annie - Yay for li'l guy sleeping through the night!! ::spin: Hope you have a wonderful day with him today. Sorry to hear your dad won't be able to live with you/your brother. I suppose it's not a condition that can be resolved by having your dad simply go on oxygen (tank/mask type setup). After a lifetime of smoking, my dad had emphysema and he eventually did that. You're right - I need to give up the punch-card guilt!! (And same for the unread magazine subscription guilt, LOL.)

Michelle - I was able to get to a class last night. But Annie's right - need to get over not being able to finish the punchcard - who needs more guilty feelings. How was your dinner last night?? And what movie did you end up seeing? Bf and his friend went to see Mud and they also enjoyed it.

Shad - I'm sure you were glad the phone call ended the conversation about your condition! I can see just not wanting to talk about it and wanting to get it off your mind after having it weigh heavily since the time the doc ordered a biopsy. Took a quick look at the Mayo Clinic site - they make it sound like it's not cancer, but could increase the risk of it. The other complications don't sound pleasant AT ALL, so I'll be fervently hoping the rx puts the lichen in remission. Thanks for your comment about exercise, but I'd like to think an exercise-conscious person could manage to get in more than a couple sessions a week, lol! And not just when she's trying to get punches on a card, hahaha.

Hellos to Ceejay and Happy! :wave: Hopefully I'll be back later to see what's up.
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Bf and a friend went to an early showing of Mud yesterday so I came home, took doggy for a walk and got into my workout duds by the time bf got home with the car. I did a Tighter Assets class. As expected, zillions of squats and lunges. We also used some glide-y discs for some of the moves. Tough instructor, tough class. I was really feeling it in my legs while cycling to the train this morning (cue the Wizard of Oz mean lady on bicycle (aka wicked witch) music.

Anyway, punchcard be damned, I'm glad I'm not going to any classes today or tomorrow. There's actually a single Friday night class I could make it to today, but a) I don't feel like doing a workout on Friday night and b) the class is Hip Hop Fitness and I'm just not sure it's me. (Even if I'm pretty sure I'd be making a fool of myself in front of the same old bunch of people who attend the other fitness classes and not a bunch of young adults.)

Today the office closes at 3 pm. I'll probably leave a bit early so I can make the special 3:10 train. I'd like to get over to the garden center for my flowers and veggies after work - maybe beat the rush?? For dinner, bf will grill the chicken breasts he marinated. It's gonna be cool again tonight, so maybe it'll finally be a good time to kick back in chairs in front of the fire pit. We'd added a bunch of twigs to it eons ago but whenever I have a hankering to light them up, it seems like it's windy as heck.

Tomorrow I'm having breakfast with a former co-worker, and then I have my eye exam appointment. Saturday night I'm meeting several of my hs friends for dinner in the city at a place we used to gather at occasionally during HS. Sunday I might do an exercise class in the morning, but nothing else is firmly planned except dog walks, of course!

Okay, I keep getting interrupted, so I'll get this posted and see if anyone snuck in on me. Everyone have a great weekend!

happy2bme
05-24-2013, 12:05 PM
Morning girls,

My computer's been goofy lately and getting worse. I think the IE browser has finally died, Firefox is flashing at me and Chrome is hanging on by a thread. Perhaps it's time to just tear it up and rebuild but I'm afraid I'll lose something important.

Yesterday DH and I went up to Duluth to see the cardiologist. He got a clean bill of health - everything is looking good after his procedure. He will stay on meds for light palpitations for another month (this is very common after this procedure) and they will give him a monitor in a month to see if things have settled down for good. I had to move all my plants into the man cave day before yesterday because we had another night of below freezing temps. Moved it all out in the yard for some sun yesterday, then back into the building at night. I'm so glad we have heat in there. I hope we are now done with the damaging cold weather - it looks like it from the long range forecast, I do need to get things planted once and for all. I think tomorrow will be the day for that. We did get the extra dirt and compost we needed so all ready to go with that. Some housecleaning and laundry today so I can spend the weekend outside. Also the door handle broke on our main door yesterday - hopefully DH can fix it because it's a hassle using the other doors for the interim.

Laura - that's cute about your Mom callling the library when she has questions. My Mom feels like she is missing out not having a computer but we were able to dissuade her from wasting her money on buying one - with no one to show her what to do and her being nervous about breaking something, I just think it would not work out very well. I got a very good laugh about the Wizard of Oz music while you were cycling :rofl: Especially if you were running late and trying to make your train on time. A fire in the firepit sounds nice - I was looking at ours and all the extra firewood we have laying around but after that wildfire we had up here last week, no way :no: On the way back from Duluth we took a detour through the area that burned, always sad to see black trees and scorched earth but I also know that for some species of plants, fire renews growth. So enjoy a nice evening fire for both of us. How nice to get out of the office early - I wish they timed the special early trains such that you could get there on time - ie. how can you get across town to the train station in 10 minutes??? Anyway getting out early is a great feeling. I also laughed about the train seats with the stretched out butt indents. I can picture them exactly :rofl:

Mel - it does seem to come in spurts with people passing. I always use it as a cue to remind myself that life passes quickly - don't waste it on frivolous stuff. Sorry you are having a gloomy weekend to the start of summer over your way. As you were talking about your volunteer jobs I had to laugh - was told alot that volunteer positions "often lead to other kinds of opportunities". I bite my tongue each time in that it's been my experience that the only "opportunities" these lead to is more unpaid volunteer work ;) ;) ;) Have a good quiet weekend with you and Jen.

Shad - I meant to say a while back when you mentioned it that I got garlic chives (plant) for the first time this season. Have never seen them before and I thought they sounded interesting - what goes better with onion than garlic :lol: If carrots like cold weather to be sweet, how did yours do in the warmer climate?

Annie - glad you are having fun with Lil Man and sorry to hear about Dad. Are the breathing issues and his general weakness the reason why he will need someone around all the time? Hope you can come up with a workable solution that does not drain you dry of money. Hope you get to have a little bit of relaxing long weekend and don't spend it all doing things for others... Loved the conversation with Ainsley- thank goodness she's talking about space and not boys :lol:

Ceejay - did you get some flowers for your garden? If you go with orchids you at least have an expert gardener in Shad to help you along.

Michelle - hope you enjoyed your night out with friends, finally a long weekend to kick back and relax. Have fun on the beach for all of us!

Just got a phone call from the doctor's office :mad: :mad: :mad: I renewed my blood sugar meds because my A1C is just slightly higher than I want it to be. I can't take straight Metformin because it upsets my stomach really badly. The stuff I am taking has an enteric coating on the capsule to help ease tummy upset. The insurance company WILL NOT PAY for this. I would have to pay out of pocket which would be over $400 a month for this. I already pay out of pocket to keep my brand name thyroid medicine. Just what am I paying a king's ransom in insurance premiums for?????? We got Caremark last year and both of us have had very unhappy experiences with them. Caremark blames the policy holder and neither one of them give a rats butt about the humans who are affected. I swear they will take our money, bleed us dry and leave us to die. Yes, I can take this as incentive to work harder to lose weight so that I don't need the Metformin at all but it still doesn't change the fact that I pay more than alot of people's mortgage payment (with taxes) in monthly premiums and get almost nothing for it. Makes me so MAD :mad: :tantrum:

Anyway, the morning is ticking away - I need to get my plants out of the man cave and into the sun and get started on my work around the house here. And go figure out some way to enjoy those beautiful berries I bought the other day before they start to fuzz up on me.

Have a good weekend everyone - happy kick off to summer holiday for those of us in Northern Hemisphere even if it doesn't exactly feel quite like summer yet.

diyana
05-24-2013, 01:07 PM
Happy Friday ladies -

Had a nice time last night with my friend. This is the guy I dated before I met my ex. Then we reconnected after my ex and I separated. I saw him when I came to CA at Christmas, and he came to WI for a visit in Feb. I've only seen him a couple times since I've been back. Not sure if this is going to go anywhere. Since we've both been hurt before we're taking things slowly with no expectations or pressure. Anyway, we saw the new Star Trek movie, and if you're a fan of the Star Trek series or movies, I highly recommend it. I really enjoyed it. All the actors did a great job, and I thought the plot was good. After the movie, we had a yummy dinner. Today, I'm working from home, with Santa by my side. :)

Santa and I may go to a doggie walk on the beach tomorrow. If we do, I contacted a friend of mine who lives about 40 min. down the coast from where the dog walk is to see if it would be convenient for me to drop by and say hi to him and his wife.

I realized yesterday that I'm happier than I've been in a long time. My job is going good. I have a really nice team of people that I work with. And I'm able to stay with my step-mom, which is going well, and save a bit on rent. BTW, my landlord in WI was able to get a renter starting June 1st, so I don't have to pay rent there any more. :)

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Annie - I'm so sorry that your dad isn't able to rehab. Sending you many hugs and prayers.

Shad - I hope the meds are able to clear up the issue and keep it in remission/at bay. Good for you with all the exercise you're doing! I'm not that close to the beach. I'm about 45-60 minutes away. I wish I was closer...but that will come in time. For right now, Santa and I are enjoying staying with my step-mom.

Laura - How nice you get to leave early and get a headstart on the long weekend. I'm doing a bit of that today by getting my laundry done while I work from home. Those lunges in the Tighter Assets class sound brutal. Well done! No wonder you're doing so well with the weight loss. Have a wonderful breakfast tomorrow, and a fun evening with your hs friends!

Mel - a TV marathon sounds like a great way to spend a cool, rainy weekend. I hope you get to relax.

Happy - Can you back up your files before you rebuild? I use a service called Carbonite. It's about $60 a year, and it automatically backs up your files every week. So glad to hear your DH got a clean bill of health! :woohoo: Bummer about the blood sugar meds. I totally understand about Metformin upsetting your stomach. My doc in Wisconsin had to increase my dosage VERY gradually because when she upped it quickly it led to a HORRIBLE weekend of stomach issues. Do you have Walgreens up there? Reason I'm asking is that for the month of May I don't have insurance. Starting in June, I'm paying for insurance with my contract agency. Anyway, I needed to renew my diabetes med and cholesterol med this week, and they were going to run me over $300. So the Walgreens pharmacy tech suggested I sign up for Walgreens Prescription Savings Plan which costs $25/year. Turns out, with the savings plan, my prescriptions came to $75. And before I signed up for the Walgreens plan, the pharmacy tech checked to make sure it would, in fact, give me enough of a savings to be worth it. In my case it's $25/year to save $225 per month. I understand your frustration about medical expenses. It sucks when premiums are high and you don't get much for it. I hope the insurance coverage was good when your DH was in the hospital and for his follow-up visits.


Gotta get back to it.

Sending you all much love, and many hugs and warm wishes for a fun and relaxing weekend!

ceejay52
05-24-2013, 01:32 PM
Went to Blytheville yesterday and bought some plants. One planter was already planted but I need to work on the others to get them in a pot. Need to get some dirt. How could I forget that!!!!!!
Still working on the office area. Why is it when you rearrange things you end up with a mess!

Annie
Glad to hear that lil man had a good night.

Laura
Don't blame you for taking a day off from exercise. Mine was yesterday, mainly because I forgot about it.

Happy
Glad to hear that dh had a good report yesterday at the doctor's office. And I agree about the insurance companies. Your doomed if you have it and more doomed if you don't.

Mel
Sorry that you have had a lot of bad news this week. It's hard and crying is good therapy.

Shad
As they used to say the bell saved the day.
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Need to go to Walmart sometime this afternoon to get a few things for the office. Would like to get a filing cabinet but not sure if this is feasible with my moving in a couple of years.
But first I'm fixing my lunch. I'm hungry.

diyana
05-24-2013, 02:32 PM
Ceejay - Instead of a filing cabinet, you might want to get a portable file holder like this: http://www.walmart.com/ip/15170108?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227000602022&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=&wl3=13690388590&wl4=&wl5=pla&veh=sem

I've got a couple and they really were a lot easier to deal with when I moved. In fact, my ex offered me one or two of our large file cabinets, and I turned him down because I didn't want to move them.

Have fun at WalMart and planting.

ceejay52
05-24-2013, 03:01 PM
Michelle
Didn't realize that their was a new Star Trek movie. I'll have to make sure I see that one or wait for the DVD. How nice to get to walk by the beach!
Thanks I'll look into that storage box.

MELODY525
05-25-2013, 08:05 AM
http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/military.gifHAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKENDhttp://smileys.emoticonsonly.com/emoticons/m/memorial_day-1850.gif



Well the tenants began the weekend last night with a well burnt roast in the oven. :rofl:
The whole building stunk and me coughing.
Funny thing was....no alarms went off:yikes:
Going to have to report that on Tuesday.

With the weather so cold & rainy, The kids aren't sure about opening the trailer this weekend. Going to decide today.
The younger kids are due here soon. OH JOY OH JOY.

I NEED BREAKFAST AND THERE IS NOTHING NEW HERE.
SEE YOU GALS MANANA. ENJOY THE HOLIDAY.




LAURA....WHEN I FOUND THE BIKE GRAPHIC I THOUGHT OF YOU.
I REMEMBER THE ONE I FOUND LAST YEAR WITH THE FLOWERY BASKET. I LOVE BIKES!
I WOULD THINK YOUR MOM WOULD LOVE ORDERING BOOKS ONLINE FROM THE LIBRARY.
I COULD SPEND ALL DAY LOOKING AT TITLES!!:rofl:
SOUNDS LIKE YOUR WEEKEND IS WELL PLANNED OUT.
HAVE FUN WITH THE HS FRIEND!




HAPPY....I AM VERY GLAD TO HEAR DH IS DOING SO WELL.
PRAYING THE GOOD NEWS CONTINUES FOR HIM NEXT MONTH TOO.
I HAD A SERIES THE OTHER NIGHT IN THE KITCHEN & THOUGHT OF BOTH OF YOU!! :lol3:
YOU MADE ME LAUGH THIS MORNING.
YESTERDAY I WAS GOING TO SAY THE ONLY THING VOLUNTEERING GIVES YOU ARE MORE VOLUNTEERING JOBS!!! ROFLMYASSOFF
TOO RIGHT YOU ARE MY FRIEND.
HOPE YOUR TEMPS WARM UP SOON.
I FEEL FROZEN RIGHT NOW & HEAT IS BACK ON.
I COULD JUST SEE MOM WITH A COMPUTER.
MY NIGHTMARE IS ONE OF THE SENIORS HERE WILL GET ONE!!!
I'D HAVE TO GIVE THEM A FRIEND OF MINE'S PHONE NUMBER IN AUSTRALIA!!
SHE COULD TEACH THEM LIKE SHE TAUGHT ME!!
ON THE PHONE!!http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/flags/australian-flag.gif
SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT CAREMARK AND THE MED MONEY.
IF THEY DON'T GET YOUR MONEY ONE WAY...THEY FIND ANOTHER. WTF!!




MICHELLE...I AM GLAD LIFE IS GIVING YOU SOME HAPPY TIMES.
ENJOY THEM AND DON'T QUESTION IT!!! ROFL
GLAD THE DATING THING IS GOING WELL TOO...OR WHATEVER IT'S CALLED.
HAPPY TO HEAR YOU HAVE NO RENT DUE IN WI!! GREAT NEWS!!




CEEJAY....WHEN I REARRANGE I HAVE THE SAME MESSES.
NEVER THOUGHT OF IT TILL YOU SAID IT:rofl: :rofl:
GOOD CALL ON THE FILING CABINET AND MOVING.
SOME OF THEM WEIGH A TON.
JOW ABOUT CARDBOARD HANGING FILE BOXES.
HOPE I SAID THAT RIGHT.
I HAD SOME FROM TARGET AND THEY HAD LIDS TOO.
Ohhhhhhh I SEE MICHELLE HAS THE SAME IDEA.
MINE WERE LIKE KIND OF THAT ONLY CARDBOARD.

happy2bme
05-25-2013, 12:24 PM
Good morning ladies,

I imagine it will be quiet around here as most of you are out enjoying the first holiday of the summer's weekend. Happy Memorial Day and thank you to all the service men and women near and far who have served our country and protected our freedoms. http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/military.gif (thank you Mel for an appropriate smiley!)

Yesterday I brought my plants out into the sunshine, watered them, trimmed them and put the sugar snap peas into the garden. One more night for the rest of them in the mancave and then it's a planting marathon tomorrow. I was sitting very close to the bird feeders and enjoyed a rather colorful show as I was working. One could easily sit nearby and take some great photos. The hummingbird boys - I think there are 3 now if not 4 - are VERY aggressive this year. Chasing each other clear across the yard, almost to the next town. :lol:

Mel - poor thing, burning roasts and kids with an attitude. :( And no beach / shore for them to take off to - or have they pretty much cleaned up the area by now after Sandy's wrath? I suppose it's good that you don't have balconies in your building - if the seniors can't mind the roast, imagine what they'd do with BBQ grills. Perhaps you can start a business - drop your roast off by 9am, Mel will cook it up and have it ready for you by dinner :lol: Jen can help and if it comes out especially good, take a "cut" for yourselves :rofl: Oh well, they'd probably complain about the seasonings or something...

Ceejay - did you go back and get your planting soil? So easy to forget that when you're focused on the plants - or as is the case with us, not enough room for both dirt and plants - even with the 4Runner. And you could always get a half height filing cabinet - there will ALWAYS be papers to file - especially as we get older it seems.

Michelle - thank you for the Walgreens prescription program suggestion. I looked into it and now I at least see that I am getting some value for my premium money although the Caremark website is sometimes hard to negotiate. What I paid $70 for, Walgreens would charge me over $900 for a 90 day supply. :faint: I told my doctor's office that I needed a specific med for the blood sugar as the metformin was too harsh for me and they pursued it and were able to get it approved. And thusfar it looks like it will only cost a forearm which is better than an arm and a leg :lol: I guess you must be getting generic meds - hence your cost savings. For me one does not come in a generic form, and for my thyroid I insist on name brand as I have had issues with the generic version in the past. But it was worth looking at so thanks for the suggestion! Glad you are happy and settling into things now, especially at work. That's great that they found another renter and you are off the hook for the rent. Did your roommate find someone else to stay with?

Annie - sounds like you are having a good time watching Lil Man. Have a good weekend and don't work too hard unless it's garden stuff that you enjoy.

Laura - hope you got your flowers and veggie plants. Have fun with your friends tonight and join us tomorrow in a garden planting marathon :lol:

Shad - between the yoga, pilates and run/walking - sounds like you are getting a good workout. Before you know it your Assets will be tightening too ;) :lol:

Ok, almost time for lunch here. Not sure if I should do the light housework first and then head to the garden or reverse them. Usually when I come in from outside I'm done for the day. But if I wait too long then I don't want to water things before the cool sets in. Oh such problems, eh?

Enjoy your weekend chicks.

Shad
05-25-2013, 06:58 PM
Morning all,
Get this done while the coffee is hot and tasty then I need to get moving again.
Got lots to do today. I'm finishing off in the bedrooms. Then it is outside and in the garden. Gotta prune the tomatoes. They are just about finished, but not quite. I've still got a lot of eating to do. Winter is upon us and unless it clears up a bit, there won't be much in the way of ripening.

Annie - so great that you have had a wonderful time with the little one. They are precious. I'm looking forward to having S come to us for her birthday. The gadget thingy may not be available for adults, it probably works on the same principle of the CPAP that your dad already has. Seems that he is going to need constant supervision and you can't provide that while you work.

Mel - what is this? Sending the oldies to me to train on getting books from the library? I can hardly find the library these days much less train them on how to use it. So the kids are arriving shortly. Surprises me that they still want to come and spend time in the woods with Richie. I would have thought that they were too old now.
:rofl: on the burnt roast. Maybe we should send them all out to the commune - oh maybe not, Happy's place is in drought. Much more sobering is the fact that the alarms did not go off. That is unforgiveable.

Laura - I echo the pleasure I get in saying that I am not exercising this morning. In fact I managed to sleep in. Miss Puss was not impressed. I haven't been to the gym in an age - not since I left Darwin. I hear you about making a fool of yourself in classes. I always seemed to be one step behind everyone else and can't catch up.

Happy - back up that computer and rebuild it. You may lose everything anyway if the thing decides to bust the phoo phoo valve. Happy planting today and tomorrow. Next week is my time for the garden. That is after I go for another eye test to have my glasses replaced and also gotten the stitches in my mouth out. Then I am done with the medical stuff until the new tooth goes in.
My assets are tightening up thank you very much. Especially my wallet assets! Time for budget constraint especially as I want to get a new car next month.
An hour in the garden and an hour in the house, repeat as required. That way you get a lot of everything done during the day.

Michelle - good to hear that you are feeling happy again. Sometimes it takes a huge leap of faith to get back to where you want to be. Good on you for that. Hope the friendship thing works for you. It is so nice to have someone who you can just call up and go somewhere with not too many expectations - just good friendship.

Ceejay - I bought a filing cabinet a while back which looks somewhat like a piece of furniture. I should have gotten something smaller as I just use it to store a lot of stuff I really don't need anymore. Go for the mobile things on wheels or the concertina file.

I got the medication on Friday. You only use a very small amount which is probably good since the stuff is not available on PBS and costs around $33 for this small tube. It is used at night time. Thin smear over the infected area and seems to work quite well. I no longer wake myself up scratching. Well I haven't over the past two nights anyway. So hopefully it will stop the itch during the daytime sometime soon. The daytime is much more embarrassing that night time. Anyway....... Laura was right, there is an increased risk in cancer in the area but it is rare. My doc said that only one or two people in a hundred get Lichen and of those one or two about 1 to 5% of them get cancer. My chances are good.

Okay time to get off here. Change the bed linen, sweep the floors and clean out the wardrobe. Time to change over from summer to winter (moves 3 jackets and 2 pairs of pants from one place to another). Then some laundry, dusting and sorting in the spare room. I might even get to clear out some of that goddam big filing cabinet.

ceejay52
05-25-2013, 08:30 PM
Whew, I got a lot done today outside. I thoroughly enjoyed being outside. Trimmed the bushes, planted the flowers in pots, and washed my dirty vehicle. I'm tired but a good tired. When I was putting things back into the shed there was a snake's skin about 2 foot long. Didn't remember seeing it before. Gives me the creeps to think that a snake may be in the shed.

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Happy
Yes, had to go back to Walmart to get another rx this morning. It was in my purse yesterday but it was over looked and while there I asked some one in the lawn and garden department if they had potting soil. And they did. Got more than enough. My flowers are now planted.

Shad
It's almost winter there!!!!!! We may be begging for some of your cooler air. I'm going to have to look up lichen. I've seen those filing cabinets that look like a piece of furniture.

Mel
Did you burn the roast or did one of the tenants. I haven't gone back to read.. I can say one thing your job is never a dull one.

Laura and Annie :wave:

MELODY525
05-26-2013, 07:40 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS. HAPPY SUNDAY/MONDAY:sunny:


FINALLY THE SUN IS OUT BUT I AM STILL FREEZING.
TEMPS ARE ONLY IN THE MID 40'S STILL.
SUPPOSED TO BE ALMOST 80 BY THE END OF THIS WEEK.
I WILL BE COMPLAINING OF THE HEAT ANY DAY NOW:rofl:

THE BUILDING WAS SILENT ALMOST THE ENTIRE DAY AND NIGHT.
I AM CATCHING UP ON MY SLEEP THIS WEEKEND.
EVEN THE PHONES ARE SILENT THANK GOD.
TODAY AND TOMORROW IS AN NCIS MARATHON ON TV.
GETTING THE POPCORN READY :corn:


HAVE A SUPER DAY GIRLS AND STAY WELL.




HAPPY....THANK GOD THERE ARE LAWS IN THE CITY.
IT IS ILLEGAL TO BBQ IN A HIGHRISE OR ON BALCONIES.
SO I AM SAFE!!:flame:
THE HUMMING BIRDS CRACKED ME UP.
MAYBE THEY LIKE PLAYING TAG!!
I THOUGHT OF YOU THIS MORNING.
I WOKE UP AND IT WAS 46 DEGREES:brr:
I AM GLAD TO READ YOU GOT THE MEDS APPROVED.
SORRY IT'S STILL COSTING YOU SO MJCH THOUGH:hug:




SHAD....NOOOO...I AM SENDING THE BLUE HAIRS TO YOU SO YOU CAN TEACH THEM HOW TO USE A COMPUTER!!!
THEN THEY CAN ORDER BOOKS FROM HOME BY THEMSELVES:rofl: :rofl:
I THOUGHT YOU GAVE ME GOOD LESSONS ON THE PHONE.
YOU TAUGHT ME GRAPHICS!! AND COPY AND PASTE.
SO YOU COULD TEACH THEM TOO:rofl:
YES I WAS NERVOUS THAT NOT ONE SMOKE DETECTOR WENT OFF ON THAT FLOOR.
SCARY CHIT SKIPPY!!http://www.aliraqi.org/forums/images/smilies/scared2656564.gif




CEEJAY....SNAKES?!?!?!?:yikes: :cry: :nono:
OMG THAT WOULD BE ALL I'D HAVE TO SEE.
BETWEEN YOUR SNAKES & HAPPY'S BEAR....
YES I AM GLAD TO BE A CITY GIRL.
WE ONLY HAVE COCKROACHES & BEDBUGS!!:rofl: :rofl:
FEELS GOOD TO GET OUTSIDE....I CAN'T WAIT TO JOIN YOU:scooter:
IT WAS A TENANT THAT BURNED THE ROAST.
LAST THING I BURNED WAS AN ENGLISH MUFFIN :lol3:

ceejay52
05-26-2013, 08:51 AM
Mel
I am a city girl, but we still have snakes. I should have gone back to read. I should have know it wasn't you that burned the roast.

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Back to work for me. and yes I have to work tomorrow as well. Didn't want to be here at all. But I only have 2.5 years left till retirement and I'm so ready for that.

happy2bme
05-26-2013, 11:50 AM
Good morning chickies,

Had a productive day yesterday. It was on the cool side and overcast - I didn't even pull my plants out of the man cave. But it was perfect weather for DH who is busy building a pine needle path out in the back of the property. We have lots and lots of pine needles he is raking up and they have to be put somewhere so they can be nicely recycled by laying a path in the woods. It also is good for avoiding the ticks as they don't like pine needles and there's nothing for them to sit on and wait for a passing victim. He is pleased with his progress. We have our share of bugs here too - ant mounds all over the place outside making DH crazy. Ticks are our biggest problem - they are already warning of lyme disease and to be careful and do a tick check. DH better get that lawn mower working pronto as the grass is getting pretty high and I have to make several trips across it to get to the garden. :s:

I had a good day myself. Tidied up indoors and got the laundry taken care of. Started a box of donations to the thrift shop. Now if DH would only pick up after himself and keep things tidy. He has a tendency to drop stuff where ever it lands and it makes me nuts.

Today I will spend most of my day outdoors. The time for planting has come. Last night it got down to 36 degrees but that's as close as it looks to freezing for now. Long range forecast - which if you can't get the next day or two right, how can you trust 30 days out??? - indicates pleasant days in the 70's and nights in the 40 - 50 temps. Good daytime weather, good sleeping weather. Also looks like tomorrow and for the next 5 days or so, the rain all you are getting now will be cropping over to us which will be good for the plants. More incentive to get the garden set today.

Yesterday we decided to go out for pizza. As we pulled up in the parking lot DH thought that we might be next to my cousin's car. Walked in and sure enough, there were both sets of my cousins. Actually 3 sets since one of them had gone into the city to go pick up her sister and bro in law. Hey - thanks for asking us to join in :rolleyes: There was some awkwardness and a few very transparent excuses made and of course we all pretended to ignore the big white elephant in the room. I did have a nice time talking with my older cousin from the city - we have not seen her in a good many years. All in all we did have a nice evening out and then had to rush back home at last light (which is close to 10pm up here) to get the feeders in for the night. Have not seen Mr. Bear in over a week but by now we know he travels a circuit and you never know when he'll be back in town again. So we stopped ground feeding and take the bird stuff in overnight.

Ceejay - 2 and a half years is not a long time - it will fly by quickly - not exactly zoom by but you are definitely rounding the bend and time to start doing some planning for when the time comes. 5 months of this year have already zipped past. We had a garden snake in our boat shed last year - he kept peeking around a garden pot. We named him Snake Plisken from Kurt Russell's character in the movie Escape from New York. :lol: Not sure he stayed too long - DH was not fond of a snake popping up unexpectedly - you do have to be mindful of things out this way. Glad you got all your planting done.

Mel - loved the hummingbird graphic. We have a bunch of super aggressive males this year. DH said he was watching one boy who flew in and just whacked a girl right off the feeder. Maybe I have to put some plant estrogen in the water to calm them down - too much macho testosterone :rofl: I know what you mean about waiting for the heat to get here and then complaining about it being too warm :lol: I imagine it gets pretty steamy with the concrete but at least you have the river to provide some humidity and a bit of coolness at times. Yum on the popcorn and NCIS marathon - if you can't solve life's problems, then perhaps you can take on life's mysteries :rofl:

Shad don't you DARE think you're sending Mel's blue hairs over to the commune. :nono: I will build an iron gate at the end of the street faster than lickety split and that's pretty fast ;) :lol: I have enough with my Mom thank you very much. The commune would quickly become a very loud place with all the frustrated yelling that would be going on. Funny how we wait so long for the tomatoes to come in and then the end of the season / change of weather comes up quickly and we have all this leftover bumper crop to deal with. I am excited that I may have found a yellow cherry tomato plant like my sister planted last year. It gave the best tomatoes I have ever tasted. And the arugula is particularly tasty this year - even I'm getting used to that peppery bite. Do you have enough of a garden plot to do corn? They had some nice sized plants at the garden center but I didn't want to devote 1/3 of a precious garden bed to them, particularly when so far the corn in the stores has been delicious and will be priced at about 25 cents an ear or less when on sale. That has become a growing criteria for me - if I can grow it better at home, it goes in. If it tastes the same as in the store and is relatively inexpensive - I'll buy it. And if it's a pain in the neck to grow and needs alot of TLC like celery - for sure it doesn't merit a spot in the garden. :lol:

Well I should get some food in me and get outside before it gets too late to get the garden in and watered for the night. Have a good day everyone and hello to the rest of the chicks.

Laura705
05-26-2013, 03:59 PM
Happy Sunday/Monday all. Short and sweet hello. Hope you're all having a good weekend. Just been invited to a cookout at a friend's. Last minute invite, not thrilled, but we have to eat anyway, lol, so we'll probably go.

I'll be back tonight or tomorrow to catch up on your posts. TTFN!

diyana
05-26-2013, 04:37 PM
happy Sunday/Monday ladies!

Santa and I have had a fantastic weekend so far. Yesterday, we went for a dog walk on the beach with another woman and her dog. After that, I drove a bit further south and visited two friends that I haven't seen since I was here at Christmas. Despite having 3 cats, they were very kind about inviting Santa (who was on leash) into their home. Santa was very well behaved and only tried to chase the kitties a couple times.

Today, Santa and I met up with a group of women who have Westies (West Highland White Terriers). It's a group organized on Meetup.com, and I asked them if they'd mind having a Schnauzer tag along. They were very welcoming. We walked around the gorgeous Stanford University campus. 4 women and 7 dogs. It was quite a sight and many people stopped to take photos of the adorable dogs.

Now we're relaxing in my step-mom's beautiful backyard, and later we're going to BBQ burgers on the grill. :drool:

I'm sorry I don't have time for personals right now. I hope you all are doing well and enjoying the day/weekend.

Much love,

Shad
05-26-2013, 09:08 PM
Morning all,
Not a lot happening here. I was supposed to go for an eye appointment to check out my glasses, however when I got there I was half an hour late. I swear it was a 9.30 appointment, but............... guess it wasn't. So that is put back to next week now.
I went around to help the DS2 and G/F with his latest project yesterday and managed to get a blister on my heel. So no running today. Hurts to put shoes on. I did a 40 min Tai Chi and pilates and yoga routine instead. Shortly I will need a coffee so a break will be in order. Might make some scones for DS2 for his afternoon tea since he is busy plumbing and putting beds together and cleaning up etc. It's his rostered day off from his job.

Ceejay - nothing like working outside on a good fine day. Makes one tired and ready for bed in the evening. All that fresh air I guess.

Mel - that is a pretty frenetic hummingbird you have there this morning. Wears me out just watching it. Glad to hear that you have had a quiet day in the building. Although you might have been warmer if you had been busy running the corridors. Tell the blue hair brigade that I'm available. $60per hour, and they will be running the country by the time I am finished. Let's face it, can't be that much worse can it - of course it can, the GenY could be running the country. Then it would be a case of what's in it for me.

Happy - Ant hills everywhere? Put petrol over the mound, let it sink in a bit and set fire to it. Might burn for a short while, but the ants will be gone. Alternatively, boiling water does the trick as well. Just ensure you start on the ones nearest the house otherwise you might be housing a few million more guests. Can you spray for ticks?
Yeah there is corn in the garden. I had a good crop last year. So tasty and sweet. Mind you the neighbours and friends got most of them although I did snaffle a few and smuggle them into NT when I went back and forth.

Hiya Laura - hope you enjoyed the cook out.

Michelle - Sounds like you are having a great time with the dog, doing the walking and joining in with things. You'll be all settled in no time.

So I am about to take my coffee and wander out into the sunshine for half an hour or so. It looks so nice out there today. Then I will finish the bedrooms and get stuck into the garden. House is clean - apart from the windows and plans have been sorted for some redecoration in a couple of rooms. Time to get on with it.

happy2bme
05-27-2013, 02:27 AM
Well the vegetable garden is in for the season :faint: :faint: :faint: I do have a couple of vegetables going into pots - the yellow summer squash and the baby carrots and I just ran out of time for that so it will be done later today. I also have the herbs and flowers to be planted in pots. Even if it rains today, I can work in the greenhouse on those.

It was a very tiring day. DH had to get the lawnmower blades sharpened and the mower ready for the season. He got about half the lawn done today. The grass in the garden as well as the whole lawn is quite high. One deer tick was trying to make a beeline for me but I squashed him before he could make contact. That set me to having the skeeves about ticks so later on when I went to the loo as I took my jeans down one was on my upper thigh but had not attached itself yet. I whisked it off so fast it landed in my pants. I'm surprised the britches didn't start on fire considering the speed with which I ripped them off. Shook them all over and could not find that darned tick. Refused to put those pants back on and got another pair. I HATE TICKS. They left me alone after that but I was pestered by biting flies and a few mossies that left a good welt or two. And I just bought a can of bug spray - doesn't work sitting on the shelf inside missy. :rolleyes:

It should be a nice garden - I'm hoping everything takes well and the weather cooperates.

You have me interesting in sweet corn Shad - not this year, perhaps next. Do they need deep roots as my beds are not that deep. Thanks for the advise on the ants - I do know boiling water works - that's what we will have to do that is IF I can get in front of DH with his scary toxic sprayer junk. He is just a fanatic when it comes to dandelions (coming into bloom now) and ant hills. On another note, with the dryness out here and the wildfire last week that burned over 8,000 acres - you can bet there will be no lighting petrol on the property - even if most of the ant hills are in sandy soil. Several of our beautiful pine trees have suffered damage from the late heavy wet snow we had the beginning of the month. We lost 1/2 of a twinset tree - hoping the remaining half will survive. Today DH showed me a tree in the front that the darned bear "marked" by ripping the bark clear off the tree in several places. Blasted bear. Happy is not fond of bears either. :mad:

Ok, I just wanted to do a quick check in. It's off to bed for me. 'night all. Sweet dreams and a good afternoon's nap to you Shad. Nurse that sore foot.

MELODY525
05-27-2013, 06:46 AM
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HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY

Good morning everyone.
A cold Memorial Day so far on the East coast.
This nip in the air gets to you after awhile.
I woke up on my own at 5AM...when I can sleep in, I can't?? WTF
It must be because I don't get used to a solid night's sleep.
Who knows. Any way I got tired of tossing and turning,

My refrigerator is making a sound like a diesel engine.
Guess it must be getting ready to break down.
Sounds like the fan cause the rest of it is working fine.
I'll leave a repair note for myself tonite along with other tenants.
I watched NCIS all day and did little jobs around the house.
Finally got out the sewing box and put buttons back on blouses.
God I hate that job. I would l.ike disposable clothes:rofl: :rofl:

I am off to find something to eat. Richie bought me a guava bun.:drool:
Jen bought me a coffee. Breakfast is a treat today:love:





Ceejay....Sorry you have to work the holiday.
Maybe the phones will be quiet with everyone doing the BBQ thing.
My friend can retire about the same time as you. We can celebrate together:gift:




Happy....I had some laughs at your post.
Felt good to giggle so early in the morning.
The humming birds are too funny.
Guess they won't be needing an Viagra this year.
What irony to go out for pizza and find the cousins!! ROFLMAO
They got snagged for sure. Too funny but not funny.
White elephant for sure.
Cracked up about the blue hairs being vetoed from the commune!!!
I don't even want to meet up with any of them in Heaven.
Going to ask God for a favor to give me a cloud of my own!!!
Hope your plants make it and it stays warmer. :crossed:
We still have heat on low. 47 this morning. :cry:
I can just see you whisking the pants off!! OMG!!!
I hate any kind of bug let alone ticks!!
Forget what I said about moving out there. :rofl: :rofl:




Laura....hope the food was better than the invite!! Haaaaaa! :D




Michelle...glad you are enjoying old & new friends.
Have a good time with the BBQ!!




Shad.....Scones??? YUM!!! I'll bring the cream, jams and butter!!
Put the pot on and we'll all have a cuppa!
Hope the blister heals fast. Great exercising.
I took the weekend off from pedaling but did it last night anyway.
You only have 29 kg to go!!! I only have 50 lbs!! :faint:
How are the meds working??? Sending love your way:hug:

ceejay52
05-27-2013, 09:12 AM
Mel
Love your graphic this morning. And your post in red and blue. I'm praying for a quiet day as well.

Happy
I saw the pictures you posted of the garden on FB. Looks healthy so far. Yikes on the bear marking his spot in the woods. Don't you love being outside. Tick's. ugh can't stand them. Deer ticks can cause lyme's disease.

Michelle
So glad you are finding things to do with Santa. And what a great way to meet new friends.

Laura
How was the bbq?

Shad
I'm with Mel -hope you bought enough scones for everyone. I hadn't thought of burning out ants. I have poured bleach down their den though and boy did they scramble. Even the queen emerged.

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Yesterday was almost to quiet and praying that today will be quiet as well.
I'm wanting to take up Yoga. Found one DVD on line that had stretching which did my body good. I was sore from being outside on Saturday. Guess I need to get to work. My computer is acting funny, like it's going to crash. I've told the boss.

happy2bme
05-27-2013, 11:32 AM
Good morning all,
Quick post for me as I should get outside and get busy before the afternoon rains come in. It's cloudy, it's sunny, it's cool, it's breezy, it gets dark. So hard to figure out what it's going to do. :rolleyes:

Ceejay - you can't beat yoga for exercise. There are different styles and different instructors, see if you can find a person you like by looking online and get one of their videos. Bummer that you have to work today. Hope it's a quiet one.

Michelle - you sound like you are in touch with lots more people than you were in WI. That's a good thing.

Mel - know what you mean about the mending thing. I just fixed a bunch of stuff the other day. Still having found my sewing box from the move, thank goodness I don't need any weird thread colors. Love the idea of having your own cloud in heaven :rofl: I wonder if everything just gets along because it's heaven but I doubt it - that's probably why sometimes you see little bits of clouds all over the sky :lol: Sounds like a yummy breakfast fit for a holiday. Enjoy.

Shad - 60 dollars an hour for tutoring is quite the bargain but I'm thinking the blue hairs would think it highway robbery. How do you feel about $2.50 an hour? :rofl:

Hope the rest of the chicks are enjoying themselves. Make sure you work in a picnic or at least go outside and eat sitting in a lawn chair. After all, this is the All American BBQ holiday :lol:

See yah later chicks...

Laura705
05-27-2013, 01:51 PM
Morning all. Barely. I'll probably have to change this before I post because it will soon be past noon. Anyway...Happy Memorial Day.

Happy - Glad to hear dh's cardio appointment went well. Good thing you got approval for your medication - that out of pocket cost was insane! You sounded very busy with your veg garden planting, and the photos on fb prove it. Makes my grand total of 4 veg plants seem very humble, LOL. What a tomato variety - weather (and garden gods) permitting, you should have a great harvest! Scary what the bear did to the tree, and eek re the ticks!!! Just can't stand insects at all, and you can get really sick from ticks in particular. Be careful out there!

Michelle - Your dinner and Star Trek movie sounded like a nice evening, though I'll leave that movie for the Trekkies. Not my thing. Your dog walk meet-ups sound wonderful - what a great way to get out and for you and Santa to enjoy being outdoors and to meet people/dogs and make new friends. So glad it worked out for you.

Ceejay - Glad all has been quiet yesterday and today at work. Did you get your filing cabinet figured out? Eek, snake - even just the signs one was nearby!!! :eek: Hope it's long gone and isn't around to scare the bejeebers out of you on a future visit to the shed!! I'd like to have time to do yoga - have to figure out how to fit it in because it's excellent for developing flexibility and balance. I'd like to find a video with an instructor that I like, but no luck so far. Let me know if you find one you like!!

Mel - LOL re the burnt roast, but scary that the alarms didn't go off!!! Boo on the chilly weather, but if it keeps things quiet, good enough. You've got that NCIS marathon to keep you entertained. :D I had the same thought as Shad - that Richie's kids would be at that age where they wouldn't want to spend the summer away from their friends at home in FL. Do they have friends up at the trailer?? Love your red white & blue post today. :) Fingers :crossed: your fridge hangs on until someone figures out the problem.

Shad - I slept in on Saturday too, almost to the point of oversleeping for my breakfast with my former co-worker. You sound your usual go-go-go busy. I like to think people like me balance out the world of people like you and Annie, LOL. :lol: Glad the cream is working. As for not keeping up in these classes I take...I'm getting better at doing what's best for me, especially if it means I don't end up too sore or tired to function the rest of the day or the following day!

Hi Annie - you must be busy having fun or just plain busy! :wave:
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Nice weekend so far. It was nice to get a headstart on my long weekend on Friday. Bf and I walked doggy and then went out for an early dinner. Then it was off to the garden center for the flowers and veggie plants.

Saturday I had a nice breakfast with my former co-worker. Woulda been healthier if I'd gotten the side of toast instead of the side of pancakes - I ate one of the pancakes with butter and syrup of course. The turkey sausage was tasty - had me wondering if it was really the turkey sausage or just the full-fat pork variety...Always interesting talking with my former co-worker B. On home maintenance matters, the topic of getting a proper exhaust fan vent installed in our roof for the full bathroom came up. When I mentioned that what I thought was the vent turned out to be the vent for the plumbing stack, he was clueless - plumbing stack, sewer gas??!! He's the squirrely confirmed bachelor type with too much time on his hands, so I imagine he went home and got on the internet to research it. :rofl:

Back home for r&r before I left again for my eye doc appointment. That went alright. Going back to get a trial of a different brand contact lens, and some sort of scan for the eyes that the doc likened to an MRI for the eye. I have some thinning of the something or other and he just likes to make use of his fancy equipment I think. No, seriously, I feel better with this new doc, he looks at things the old doc either didn't consider at all or just didn't want to invest in the equipment to allow the tests to be done.

Dinner with my 3 HS friends was nice, and later, I went with one of them to a bar closer to her house to watch the end of the hockey game and wait for bf and his friend to meet us. BF and I drove into the city together and he met his friend to go to an outdoor neighborhood music fest not too far away, while I dined w/ my pals. He enjoyed the two bands, but it was too chilly for his taste to be standing outdoors for extended time periods. Glad I was indoors! :D

Yesterday I went to the Beach Ready Body class. With the kettlebell instructor - very challenging. The guy's obsessed with those plank moves! Next Sunday is the last day of this punchcard session but I might do the Zumba class instead of this one just to give myself a break and enjoy the Latin rhythms.

After my shower I was ready to spend the day slothfully, but instead I got my 4 veggie plants planted. One regular size tomato, one Sweet 100 cherry tomato, one Blue Lake green bean plant and one Fresno Chili pepper plant. I might plant some cilantro again too. I put tomato cages around all four plants and skipped putting up the fence around the plot.

Right next to the veggie plot is a hodge-podge garden bed with a bit of everything and always something new popping up. This year, there are iris blooming in there! Pretty! Otherwise, there's always peonies, daylilies, milkweed, phlox, columbine and some poor sedum. The sedum are shorter than everything else in there and get buried in the tall foliage. Taking pity on them, I decided to dig up the two good-sized clumps of them and move them to the other garden bed. I think they'll do better there, it's shadier too. Too funny, I was showing bf where I planted the sedum I'd moved and said I could have sworn we already had some more in this other spot, but I only saw one existing clump. We looked more closely and found the other clump had been overtaken by more daylilies! And that's our garden in a nutshell - always in the midst of being overtaken by weeds or out-of-control perennials!

I stopped after that, so I still have my window boxes to plant w/ impatiens and other planters/beds to plant w/ geraniums. I wasn't up for doing it this morning and still not in the mood, so they can wait!

The cookout yesterday was nice - very low key. Company was nice - hadn't seen some of those friends in a while. Food was fine. I did okay on all my portions except for the potato chips - which is why I don't keep them in the house!!!

Very ho-hum day today so far. I put in a load of laundry and it sounds like the cycle has ended. Fingers crossed - I bought a nice cotton casual jacket at the thrift store last weekend and belatedly noticed it had what looked like old grease stains on it. Boo. I laundered it after putting some Oxy Clean on it, but nope, spots remained. Saturday I treated the spots with some Dawn dishwashing liquid and today laundered the jacket again. Fingers :crossed: it budged the spots. It's not the measly $4 I paid for it, it's that I really liked the jacket... Wish me luck!

Everyone have a great rest of the weekend!

annie175
05-27-2013, 02:17 PM
HAPPY Memorial Day!!!!

Just busier than a one armed paper hanger. Wasn't so bad with bro and SIL....they were busy, didn't get home each evening till 9 pm, I went to bed shortly after. They left each day by 9am. BYE!!! She was actually friendly to me, but I am still leary of her. Weird feeling.

Fish fry at bros was great. Took all the fish we caught in FLa. I also took marinated chicken for those that did not like fish. Then made the following homemade...potato salad, deviled eggs, baked beans, macncheese, cole slaw, banana cream stuff I made up, pumpkin mousse pie, and then had lil man and took sass roo with also. Played cornhole and ate....Got home at 5:30 Sis and Chris got her at 6 pm after the race and picked the babe up...which he was absolutely perfect all 3 days for me. Such a treat. I then died on the couch till bro and SIL got her. Sass is now resting her head on my hand while I type. All and all it was a fantastic great 3 days...happy all went well.

Now going to put fencing around gardens as Ms Sass has destroyed 2 pepper plants and my cucumber mounds. As soon as C gets home we are going to work in the yard and get everything under control from this little mightly mini daschund! hahaha

Hello to all...no time for personals....maybe tomorrow from work.

loves and hugs

Shad
05-27-2013, 08:24 PM
Morning,
Taking a quick time out to post 'cause there is so much to be done today. And it has decided to rain on my parade so a change of plan means I will be doing most of my inside stuff today and hope for another day tomorrow where I can garden. Bloody weather

Not much else happening here. I am due to finish the doco for the bigT this week. And he didn't get to send me the information I required yet, but I can at least format what I have and insert a couple of bits of information from other documents. Meantime I am into cleaning and clearing out the 2nd bedroom. Time to get rid of a few more bits and pieces and package up some others for life in the loft. Some things you just can't get rid of. Time also to clear out the filing cabinet. Decisions, decisions, decision. And of course the bills keep coming and we are threatened with higher taxes and utility bills. Pretty soon I will be generating power from a bicycle and it is time to revisit solar power. I have solar hot water but not power.

Mel - don't you know that appliances are programmed to break down at the worst possible time. Hopefully that will be an easy repair. Scones are ready. I'll expect you in half an hour or so.

Ceejay - lots of ways to get rid of the ants. Never tried bleach but don't see why it wouldn't work. What would worry me would be the effect on the soil and surrounding plants.

Happy - I don't think much of $2.50ph unless you had 1500 in the class all paying the fee. Reckon I could cope with that amount of people? Especially old and rascally people?

Laura - I thought the purpose of the classes was to make you all sweaty and sore. Stretching things you hadn't stretched in forever - or sometimes didn't even know you had those things. But everything in moderation apparently works as well - just look at the weight you have lost. Your garden sounds interesting - just like my friend Chris in NZ - she has veges popping up in all sorts of places and sometimes in the flower beds as well. Parsley makes an interesting border plant.

Annie - the Fish fry sounded great. And it is good that you had a reasonable visit with the annoying bro and his wife. I have to shoo the cat off the garden from time to time but I'll bet she is not as bad as Sassy.

I'm done. Time to get back into it again. Hang out the towels, put the sheets and pillow cases into the wash. Then I can mark that one off and get on with the windows.

MELODY525
05-28-2013, 06:33 AM
:cofdate: Sorry gals....om the run already.
One maint. man is on vacation.
No one told me...and if they did I didn't listen :lol3:
Maybe check in later on. Gonna be a busy day.
If not, see you gals tomorrow.
Have a wonderful day:encore:

MELODY525
05-28-2013, 06:46 AM
Ok....time to rest for a second.
People are running late and called to say so.
That's OK by me.



Happy.....you are the busy gardener.
Not sure shad would take on that much aggravation for $2.50
Maybe we should go all out and make it $3.50!!! :rofl: :rofl:



Ceejay....hope the computer made it thru the day.
Being back at work must be a real change up from vacation.
The yoga video sounds good.
The PT lady comes here once a week to the community room.
She is forever telling the people here to walk & stretch!!!




Shad....maybe we can hook up one of my chairs to the electric.
Much easier to push a joystick than to pedal :rofl: :rofl:
How did the interviews go for your friend?
Good luck with the coco.



Annie...had a laugh at the damage from Sass.
She surely gets around....LOL
I am glad the 3 dqays flew by without a hitch.
Especially with everyone getting along.
Hope Dad enjoyed the company too.

ceejay52
05-28-2013, 09:01 AM
Morning
Mel
You are an early riser for sure.

Shad
I wish I could take most of the stuff to the Goodwill or to throw it sway, but like you some things I have to keep. And some thing need to stay inside and not in the shed. Are You going to wash the window?

Annie
You always have more to do. But glad you had a decent visit with Bro and his wife.

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Yesterday was okay and nothing drastic such as a major power outage Did have a couple of streets that lost power but that wasn't bad. Everything else ran smooth. I was expecting calls about garbage pick up but not one person called about that. I did have a few that stated they had cut notices for that day, but since no one was here to do that I told them to pay first thing in the morning.
Went through some exercise DVD's last night and found a beginner's Yoga. I did most of it, for about 20 minutes but the sitting poses I could not do. Mostly because of my knees. I will probably stick with my DVD with Peggy Cappy Yoga DVD made for the rest of us. She uses a chair. I can do most of hers. But I sure would like to get into some of the poses that my nephew's wife does. She, however, is advanced and actually teaches Yoga.

Laura705
05-28-2013, 10:26 AM
Morning all. Happy Tuesday/Wed.

Ceejay - Glad your workday was quiet yesterday. Good job on the yoga. :)
I think it takes time to get to the ability to do a lot of the poses, so don't give up and be patient!!

Mel - Hope your day's not too busy - it's nice to be able to ease into the week if at all possible. As for the senior computer training - Shad might be thinking there's not enough money in the world to do that. :lol:

Shad - Sweaty and sore is one thing, extreme soreness for days on end is quite another. Sunday's class turned out to leave my quads fatigued and slightly sore right after the class, but not the delayed onset variety that comes the next day. But my pecs were sore the next day. Guess it depends on how accustomed the muscles are to being worked. Good luck with getting the bedroom cleared out.

Annie - Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend! Glad the visit by the bro and SIL wasn't too much of a trial.

Hellos to the rest of you!
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Nothing much to report. We didn't end up doing too much yesterday. It was overcast and gloomy all day, but no rain to speak of until after I went to bed last night.

I did some stuff around the house - laundry, etc. The spots on the jacket didn't come out or are now white - which I think is from leftover Oxy clean, which I understand has a bleaching effect if it's left to dry on the fabric. Guess I didn't get it all rinsed out from the previous attempt. So the jacket is going to end up for dog walks only I guess.

I finally got around to filling one of the bobbins I bought a few months ago (Singer brand) and it worked fine in my sewing machine. I closely compared both these new ones and the ones I'd bought previously (Dritz) to one of my old bobbins and even though both are labeled as Class 15, the previous ones were a smidge different in size and that was enough for them not to work properly in my machine. I pinned and machine-stitched the hem I lowered on a pair of my thrift store slacks, and I also mended a couple items.

Watched a library dvd movie - "Robot and Frank" with Frank Langella. It was a cute movie that takes place in the near future. The main character is experiencing Alzheimer-type symptoms and his son gets him a robot to help out around the house, keep him to a routine, etc. As the man gets accustomed to the robot he realizes he can use him to assist with jewel thievery, LOL, his former profession.

I was going to skip the movies tonight and exercise, but the movie chosen is The Great Gatsby and I'm interested in seeing it despite some very mixed reviews. I will probably go.

Well, it's ww weigh-in day today and my scale at home was up quite a bit, so I surely see a gain today. But it will be well-deserved - I didn't track a single thing I ate all weekend long, and we ate out 4 times, and that's just restaurant meals, doesn't even include the cookout on Sunday. Anyway, back to tracking today.

That's it for now. Back to work.

diyana
05-28-2013, 10:57 AM
Quick post for me. Santa and I had a great weekend with old friends and new friends. Yesterday's BBQ was quite crowded, and Santa barked A LOT so we left early. After we got home, we just vegged out in front of the TV.

For some reason, I couldn't fall asleep until well after 11 pm, so I'm quite tired and hoping the coffee kicks in soon.

I'll read later about your weekends...I hope they were fun and/or relaxing.

Much love,

happy2bme
05-28-2013, 11:20 AM
Morning all,

Back to work for most of the Worldlies. I have to go to town this afternoon to start orientation/training for the Thrift Store. It's run by volunteers - all proceeds to the benefit of the Humane Society. Does double duty of getting out for a bit and seeing people. The lady I will work with today is a delightful lady - said the people who come into the thrift store are not as "snooty" :snooty: as the out of towners who stroll through and shop on Main street. :lol: I go in tomorrow for a morning set to sit with the man in charge of all the volunteers and the shop itself. Shifts will be 4 hours. I only wanted to do twice month but that seems so little so I'll probably sign up for once a week. My recent bunion pain and cost is still fresh in my mind so no over doing it. ;)

Yesterday I did more container planting. Got the last of the container veggies done - container tomatoes, baby carrots, summer squash. Had to dig all the dirt out of our log planter in the yard, when I loosened the dirt it was chock full of ants. Those little buggers are everywhere. Got a few containers of flowers done too - DH came out to help. We ran out of dirt and went to Walmart and decided to pick up some Chinese food for dinner. Yum. I had to walk clear across the store twice to pick up the stuff I needed and realized I was just plum tired. Exhausted. So when we got home we ate and then I just packed up everything into the greenhouse. Not going to get too much done today - I was counting on it raining last night and it didn't so I have to run the hose out to the garden today. Need to be in the shower by noon so that doesn't leave me much time today.

Ceejay - good going on the yoga. I have a Peggy Cappy DVD also . That's very gentle yoga. With my knees and wrists I think I will always have to do modified poses of several moves like the downward dog. Like anything, with practice you will stretch and gain flexibility. When you feel Peggy just isn't doing anything for you any more, perhaps you can trade her in for a newer model :lol: I selected my DVDs on Amazon dot com by looking at reviews. This way you can weed out the more challenging ones that appeal to well experienced people or twenty somethings and find something written by people like yourself.

Laura - that's unfortunate that your jacket wound up with problems. I would get grease stains on my shirts from the popcorn place and had a difficult time getting them out. I think I used a combination of Tide and Oxy Clean but like you said let it sit a bit but not dry out on the fabric. Not so sure I like Oxy Clean - some people claim it's responsible for creating those tiny holes in t-shirt fabric around the belly button line. Don't know about that but I do think it might be a bit more harsh on fabrics than they claim it is. Interesting premise on the movie Robot and Frank. Hope you do ok on weigh in today - funny how a meal or two off plan just jazzes up the works!

Annie - Sassy sure did a number on your garden :yikes: Sounds like you need a fence. Not sure if giving her an area of her own to dig in is the best option - she might not be able to tell the difference between on and off limits. Apparently like you have a digger though. :lol: Seems like you had a good time with Lil Man too. That's great! Dinner sounded delicious too - so sad I missed it :(

Mel - no rest for the wicked - on the move already are yah? :s: I totally agree with the exercise lady at your place about moving. My Mom's knees bother her something terrible but it seems when she goes to my sister's and moves around more she does feel better. Just gets tired quickly. Maybe we need to line up the seniors with the hand harnesses like they do with the preschoolers and march them around the block and tire them out. OMG - can you IMAGINE? :rofl:

Shad - sounds like you are making great progress going through the house and purging. I guess that's the secret - periodically do that. The problem with me is that most of the time when I'm in the mood to do that I have other stuff planned. But some of the time I actually get to it and feel better for having it done. Isn't it funny how the outgo always rises much faster than the income???? For years people have been getting told a big story about how there's no money for raises yet food, gas, housing, taxes continue to rise. Meanwhile we just get used to doing more with less. Or doing without entirely.

Hi Michelle :wave:

Nothing's getting done sitting here so I'd best get off the computer and get out there and water things. Have a good day - short work week for most of you.

annie175
05-28-2013, 12:49 PM
Afternoon all from the dreary, muggy, cloudy, gray Indiana. Not supposed to rain until tonight. Pacers are s*cking in the pay-offs but my man Tony Kanaan won the Indy 500. Life is good.

Finally got the fence around the garden. Sassy just sat and looked at the garden through the fence. C and I laughed at her. Got my plant re-planted. Still need to get the cucumbers re-planted.

Got the sheets washed, dried and folded but not yet on back on the guest bed. Didn't get much accomplished other than that yesterday.

HAPPY....seems we both have been doing some gardening lately. One thing good with all this rain, certainly do not have to water in my neck of the woods. Next will be a drought. I do need to get out and cut the back grass.

CHELLE...You sound so busy, active and happy for the most part. I am so happy for you and Santa.

LAURA...I, too want to see the The Great Gatsby. Let me know how it fairs. Good luck on the WI. Holidays and eating out are hard hard on the healthy eating.

CEEG...good for you on the yoga. I really need to do something.

MELLIE...I will go with no one told you the maintenance man would be on vacation.

SHADDIE...everything is rising in cost except my paycheck. It has been over a year since the last raise and there are none on the horizon. But you can bet your sweet bippy that the upper management got their raises AND bonuses. Strikes a nerve with me.

Hello to everyone.

Loves and hugs.

ceejay52
05-28-2013, 06:40 PM
Laura
I definitely want to see the Great Gatsby. I had to read that book for English Literature way back when.

Happy
Good for you in volunteering at the Humane Thrift Shop. I have the same problem as you do with the wrist and knees. I may have to stay with Peggy for a while. She has both chair and regular moves on the same DVD. I found some more poses online today and will kinda go through a routine with those tonight. There are also some good things online if I could remember how I found them.

Annie
Sounds like you do quiet a bit of exercise working outside. Mowing the lawn is very good exercise unless you have a riding lawn mower.

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Work has been good until now. There is a small power outage.
My boss friend is telling every one that he's retiring in 2 years, even the Mayor. The publics work director has already put an add in the Jonesboro newspaper. I will be surprised that some one from Jonesboro will move here and accept that position. People are leaving here and moving there. I hope his plan doesn't back fire on him. He's also putting his house on the market. I haven't told anyone for sure and certain that I'm leaving here at age 65, but I'm not taking any more crap off of them either. Hopefully my anxiety meds will help me through these next couple of years.

Shad
05-28-2013, 09:28 PM
Pretty dreary here too Annie. What happened to our fabulous winter weather. Usually deep blue sky, nice day temps and cool nights, but not so far this year. Hope it resumes normal weather patterns soon.

I've been through another Denise Austin Yoga routine this morning. Heel is still not ready to run. But it at least gives me a reasonable work out. Will have to try another dvd tomorrow - maybe Jillian's 'Shape up frontside' or maybe the 'Shape up backside' It will be nice to have a bit of a change. And I should work up a reasonable sweat with those.

Mel - not sure even 3.50 would compensate for the extra grey hair I would reap from a course like that. I used to be able to do it, but not sure about now. Chris' job interview did not go well. Mainly because they changed the goal posts and it is considered that the job may be too junior for her. I suspect they have promoted from within and need a junior to cause further havoc.

Ceejay - windows are my least favourite job. I am doing the insides at the moment. When I get to the outside, I use one of those sprays that fit on the end of the hose. Then I dry off what I can and go over them with methylated spirits - having a good sniff as I go :rofl: Only way to enjoy the cr*ppy job.
Hope you can come to an understanding about the job. Sounds like the boss has some plans in mind for retirement which is good. We should all plan for the life after work. It isn't always easy.

Laura - shame the spots didn't come out or that the cleaner managed to bleach them. Personally I don't think the store (even it was an Op Shop) should sell things with stains on, but then as far as the Op Shop stuff goes, I guess it is a case of buyer beware.
We are having the Great Gatsby pushed at us big time here. I haven't been to see it. I rarely go to the movies anyway.
Hope the scale doesn't give you too much grief.

Happy - think I might settle for 2 times a month volunteering just to see how it goes with the foot. You can always ramp it up if you need to. No point in going in all guns blazing and then have to leave it because of pain.
The garden is starting to sound good. No doubt some rascally bear will be in for a feed of flowers and grass at some time. Good idea to protect the vege patch although a determined bear or deer will make a mess of that.
Marching the seniors around the block would only work if you did it in batches and had them on leads. Then you would probably get through the ordeal. And you would probably get the freedom and liberty movement ****s out in force! Are you volunteering to help Mel with that. We could probably hire a couple of trained sheep dogs to keep them on the straight and narrow. I'd volunteer my two since they were both good at shepherding but neither of them are here any more. And even if they were, they would be so old, they would probably aid and abet the seniors anyway.
Yep doing without entirely is what a lot of people are doing around here. What with profits going up, utility prices going up, food prices going up, petrol prices up again, it's not an easy world to live in on a fixed income. Yet the rich get richer, pay less taxes and spend less as well. This mining boom is not really helping anything here. Not your average person anyway. And our political situation sucks.

Annie - taking away Sassy's fun - you mean mum you! I hear you about the cost of living and things. You try to provide for yourself and your family and because you work hard and don't ask for anything, you get stung time and time again. Don't start me.

Anyway, it is time to get out there while the sun is shining. Time to plant out the chili bushes. They've been growing wild in the garden and need to be harnessed to a specific spot. Also have some washing to hang out. So tea break is over. Time to get on with it.

Shad
05-28-2013, 10:06 PM
Testing. Well that works. Must be just facebook that is causing me problems.

diyana
05-28-2013, 11:27 PM
Good evening ladies,

Santa and I are having a relaxing evening watching The Voice that I recorded last night. I'm hoping that I sleep better tonight than I did last night when I didn't fall asleep until nearly midnight.

A lot of you are commenting about how happy I sound. In some ways, I'm happier than I have been in so long. My life is far from perfect or settled, and I'm struggling a bit with the programming languages used at work, but I'm so much more light-hearted than I have been in the past few years.

I will probably check out another doggie day care...this one is part of the PetSmart store. My current day care is really good, but I have to pick Santa up by 7, and there

Shad - I'm glad the medicine is helping you so you don't scratch at night. Is the lichen clearing up or just not as itchy?

Ceejay - good for you for doing so much outside over the weekend! I want to help my step-mom more around the house. My step-brother does a great job of taking care of the yard, so I'm helping with vacuuming, dishes, etc., and when she gets back from the trip she's currently on, I've got a couple recipes I want to try. I've used a Peggy Cappy Yoga for the rest of us DVD. Good way to do sensible, back friendly moves.

Mel - I love the hummingbird graphic you posted. The other day, I was walking along, and noticed a hummingbird fluttering next to a bush. I was less than a foot away. Must've been some tasty nectar for it to stay put even though I was so close. I hope your frig gets fixed.

Happy - What a great idea to use the pine needles to make a tick-free path. I totally understand your getting the heebie-jeebies at the ticks on you. I found a tick on me many years ago after hiking in the woods. I was taking a shower, saw it on my thigh and freaked out. I yanked on it, but it had already attached, so the head stayed attached. I ended up going to the doc, and he dug the head out of my thigh. Yuck! And my ex's sister contracted Lyme disease and will be on meds for the rest of her life for it to maintain brain health. She's an artist who can no longer paint due to the effects of the lyme disease on her joints. So please be careful with regard to ticks. Your garden sounds absolutely lovely. You and Annie will easily get your 5 servings of veggies once the harvest starts. How did the Thrift Store training go? I've been in some thrift stores that have that funky smell that can give me a headache if I'm in there too long. Hopefully, your thrift store doesn't have that.

Laura - Glad you had a nice time with your former co-worker and friends. Sounds like you had a weekend with a nice mix of fun, friends and relaxation. If you see Great Gatsby, please let me know how it is. It's one I've been thinking about seeing.

Annie - A busy but fun weekend, huh? glad things went okay with your brother and SIL. The stuff you made for the dinner at your brothers made my mouth water.

Okay...gotta sign off for the night.

Much love to all,

ceejay52
05-29-2013, 08:48 AM
Morning

Michelle
That's the DVD I have with Peggy Cappy. Plus I also ordered some more of her DVD's but they're all basically the same moves. It's a good work out for me. When and if I get more limber I'll try some other poses.

I'm looking forward to my long week end. Talked to the boss who is mowing my lawn and he said that they couldn't mow until Sunday. Think I'm going to mow the lawn myself. His son is just to busy to keep it mowed like I want it too. More exercise for me.

MELODY525
05-29-2013, 08:48 AM
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Good morning ladies of the world.
Another lovely cloudy day here.
Just tossed my garbage down the chute.
The halls are quiet like a tomb.
Everyone must be sleeping in like I did.
Finally got a great nights sleep.
2 maint. men brought up a brand new fridge.
it's almost the same as the last one.
I am a happy camper for sure. :D
My life right now is boring so nothing new is going on.
Hope you all have a great day. :moped:




Ceejay.....you and your boss are like my boss.
She is hoping to make it for the next 2+ years and leave.
Hope all 3 of you hold on till the time comes and you can retire.
Last night I saw more tornado warning all over the map. Stay safe:hug:


I CAN'T SEE....BACK TO CAPS................


LAURA....THE ROBOT MOVIE SOUNDED CUTE.
I CAN JUST SEE IT HAPPENING. lol
HOPE THE WEIGH-IN WASN'T TOO BAD.
I AM UP 3 LBS AGAIN. A HERO AND PASTRIES. :hun:
AS FOR GATSBY....I THINK TOO MANY PEOPLE SAW ROBERT REDFORD.
NOW THEY'RE COMPARING THE 2 MOVIES.
I WILL BE INTERESTED TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF IT.




HAPPY.....I CAN JUST SEE ME DRAGGING THE SENIORS DOWN THE STREET ALL HARNESSED UP:rofl: :rofl:
I THINK THAT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA THOUGH.
THE COLLEGE SENDS A PT WOMAN HERE.
PART OF HER TRAINING FOR GRADUATION OR SOMETHING.
ANYWAY...THE ONE WE HAVE RIGHT NOW IS TERRIBLY FRUSTRATED.
OUT OF 100 POSSIBLE PEOPLE...ABOUT 9 SHOW UP.
I EVEN MADE MORE SIGNS AND PUT THEM ON EACH FLOOR.
I'VE DONE THAT A LOT BUT IT NEVER WORKS.
THESE LAZY BUGGERS JUST DON'T WANT TO MOVE.
I WISH I COULD SEND YOU SOME OF MY RAIN!!!
HAVE A GOOD TIME AT THE SHOP AND WATCH TAT FOOT!!!!!




ANNIE...POOR SASSY. ALL FENCED OUT!!!
SHE'LL NEED A NEW DIGGING SPOT NOW.
COME DO MY WASH. I AM FOREVER BEHIND.
HOW ARE THE NEW PHONES WORKING OUT?
I THOUGHT OF YOU....
THEY HAVE NEW ONES IN THE OFFICE & HAVEN'T GOTTEN USED TO THEM.



SHAD.....THERE REALLY IS NOT ENOUGH MONEY IN THE WORLD TO TRAIN THESE SENIORS.
MAYBE THERE ARE BETTER SENIORS SOMEWHERE ELSE...BUT NOT IN MY BUILDING :rofl:
NO RUNNING ON THAT FOOT JUST YET.
YOU DON'T WANT TO END UP IN A ROCKING CHAIR WITH HAPPY AND HER FOOT IF SHE OVER DOES IT WITH VOLUNTEERING.
I AM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT CHRIS. HOPE SHE FINDS SOMETHING SOON.
ARE YOU ACTIVELY LOOKING ALSO??
OR TAKING THE MUCH NEEDED TIME TO HEAL EVERYTHING??:hug:



MICHELLE.....YOUR POST ABOUT THE DAY CARE IS CUT SHORT...
SOMETHING ABOUT 7 O'CLOCK PICK UP AND THEN IT ENDS.
HOPE YOU FIND ONE THAT FITS YOUR NEEDS....AND SANTA'S!!:hohoho:
ALSO.....TIME WILL HELP WITH THE REST OF WHAT YOU ARE FEELING.
ALL THESE EVENTS ARE STILL NEW YET.
YOU WILL GET THICKER SCABS ON THOSE WOUNDS AS TIME GOES BY.
IN THE MEANTIME...GO WITH THE FLOW:hug:

MELODY525
05-29-2013, 08:52 AM
http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/housework/mowing-the-lawn-smiley-emoticon.gif CEEJAY.......GOOD IDEA ABOUT MOWING THE LAWN.
MORE EXERCISE IF YOU CAN DO IT.
ALSO....MONEY SAVED!!
HAVE A GREAT DAY YOU LITTLE SNEAKER INNER!! :hug:

happy2bme
05-29-2013, 10:06 AM
Morning girls,

Yesterday's volunteering stint went well. Spent at least half the time chatting with my partner. She's 11 years older than me but we have a lot of similar beliefs and got along well. I think for the time being I'd be more comfortable working with someone rather than on my own, particularly as we approach the busier season. S said it's way easier with 2 people there. Not like they are paying us and wasting money :lol: I am spending the morning with the man who runs the store and coordinates the volunteers. We'll see what he has to say about time slots and needs. I can already see little pockets of cliques and politics. I did agree with S in that some of the things are very over priced for a thrift shop. Doesn't do us any good if the stuff is not priced to move and just sits there. I understand that you don't want to give it away however it is all donated so it's pure profit - might as well price it to sell. However it's an iron clad group that does the pricing. There is no negotiating with the customers and I like that. I am not a haggler. :lol: I didn't have much time yesterday for gardening - got a few more pots done. DH mowed in the garden and did the watering for me. Looks like we got a gentle rain overnight. Some storms headed our way tomorrow and Friday. Might be severe, might skip us - wait and see. The mosquitos are out and they are HUGE. I thought they were flies of some sort. I got a bite on my arm the other day and it's a big welt. One was flying by DH's head last night and that's when I saw how big they are. Last night one was buzzing my head as I was on the computer. I hate things buzzing my head almost as much as I hate ticks :lol: Still better tho than dealing with city headaches. We take the bird feeders in at night now and DH puts them out in the morning. He calls the grosbeaks when he puts them out and they answer him back and fly right to the feeder. He said they are early risers and expect their breakfast at dawn :lol:

Mel - no kidding about the seniors not wanting to move. There are a few people like my Mom God Bless her who understand that while you might be stiff and achey, the best thing is to get out and move a bit. Those that sit cooped up in their house have the biggest issues. I feel sorry for anyone who is getting their first taste of a new career working with seniors. Good training for tolerance and patience! Isn't it interesting how human regress back to childish behavior as we age? Isn't it FRIGHTENING how we know it's going to happen to us too :yes: Poor Jen - does she know what she's in for? :rofl: Enjoy your new refrigerator - how nice! Go to TJs and get some extra special stuff to celebrate how nicely chilled it will keep it :lol: Want me to send you a magnet from my town so you can decorate it? Would you like a bear or a big musky fish? :lol3:

Ceejay - I hope the boss knows what they are doing announcing retirement plans early. Perhaps he is fishing for an early buy out package. Sometimes they make an assumption that one will not be as dedicated once they decide to leave and cut you off early. Good for you on the lawn mowing - great exercise as long as the summer heat and humidity have not moved in.

Michelle - we used to board our cat at Petsmart - she was in a kennel cage and did fine. I would do some casual observing with the dog handlers before I committed to anything. There's a lot of animal loving people there but some of them were either not trained well or were just doing it as a job. Not sure I would have left my dog at that particular store - different people handled cats and dogs. Just like finding day care for your kids I imagine :lol: As for the funky smell at the thrift store, I know exactly what you mean. The smell of old stuff. :snooty: This one does not take clothes and very little in the way of soft goods. I avoid the back of the store where the books are - I am allergic to dust and mold so I went into the store a few times prior to volunteering just to make sure I would not have a problem. They also leave the door open in nice weather so the air circulates well. Might be a problem in the winter though. I am overly freaked out about the ticks just for the reasons you say. I guess every part of the country has their pests to deal with. Glad to leave the southern cockroaches and termites behind too.

Shad - FB has been very goofy lately. Nothing is every officially announced, there are problems suddenly and then they go away quietly. :shrug: Believe me I am being very mindful of the foot - I did pull up a stool and sit periodically during the day. I'm glad that we also only do a 4 hour shift instead of a full day too. As for the garden we have a very tall fence around it. We heard deer can jump a 6 foot fence so DH made it extra tall. I guess the bunnies and deer are the biggest threats to the greenery. Bears like corn, seed, fruits and berries. And suet cakes. My cousin has a few apple trees on his property - you should see how the bears mangle those poor trees climbing in them to get the fruits. You talked about shepard dogs to herd the seniors in - we could probably borrow a few from the animal shelter to help us along ;) just need someone who knows how to handle dogs. Sounds like things are going the same way for the future welfare of people as they are here in the states. Guess that's the way of the world now, rather than just one country's decline. :(

Just looked at the time, I need to go get dressed and get some breakfast in me before I run off to the thrift shop. Will come back and finish personals later. Have a good one ladies.

diyana
05-29-2013, 10:46 AM
Ceejay - I think mowing your lawn is a great idea. I used to love mowing the lawn either with the walk-behind mower or the riding mower. I prefer yard work to housework. Right now, my step-mom has a gardener come once a week to mow the lawn and weed and do other chores, and my step-brother takes care of the flowers/plants.

Mel - I'm glad you got a new fridge and that the building is quiet. I hope it stays that way. :crossed: After all the excitement/activity/drama there, I should think a boring day or two would be a welcome change! :lol: When you mentioned about Annie's Sassy being "fenced out", that ol' song "Don't Fence Me In" popped into my head. I don't even really know the song...just that one line. :rofl:

Happy - As Mel said, be careful of your foot...Don't want to overdo and have more troubles, but I think you mentioned you'll limit how often you volunteer, which is smart.

Shad - If you and Happy overdo it, I don't see you in rocking chairs...more like chaise lounges with Igor bringing you drinks with umbrellas! :beach:


Sorry, Mel, didn't mean to leave you in suspense about doggie day care...(must've gotten distracted or absent minded last night)...the current place has a 7 pm pick up time, and PetSmart's pick up time is at 9. I'm finding there are exercise classes, writing workshops and other fun activities that run past 7, so it would be nice to have a place to take him on the days I choose to participate in something that runs past 7.

Lots to get done today, so I'd better get at it. :yes: Here's to a great day for all of us!

Much love and many hugs,

diyana
05-29-2013, 10:59 AM
Happy - So glad you got along well with the other volunteer. Bummer about the cliques and politics...but I guess that happens everywhere. That's so cool that your DH knows bird calls. Should we start calling him Dr. Doolittle (as in talk to the animals)? Good idea about observing the dog handlers. And I'm glad you checked out the store to make sure it wouldn't upset your allergies. I, too, am allergic to dust and mold. That's good that your DH made your fence extra tall. Despite having deer in our neighborhood in WI, we never had deer in our backyard, and our fence wasn't quite 5' tall. But you have a lot more deer up north. We did have bunnies in our yard and we'd have to do a bunny-check of the yard before we put the dogs out in the evening. Speaking of dogs, I'll train/handle the shepherd dogs that we get to herd the seniors.


I hope that the storms headed toward the midwestern chicks just bring rain where it's needed, but no damage.

Laura705
05-29-2013, 11:11 AM
Morning all. Hump Day already! :)

Mel - Too bad the seniors in the building don't take advantage of the PT lady. Wonder if most people just get to the point in life where they stop doing any movement beyond the minimum that's necessary to get on with life? I like to think I'll never stop, maybe just do different types - yoga, stretching, tai chi, etc. Yay for the brand new fridge! And you got out of having to clean the old one, lol. :D Yeh, the robot movie was cute, and made bf and I want one for the house!! :lol:

Ceejay - The mowing will definitely give you a workout! Might as well do it yourself if no one else is doing it to your liking... Until it gets too godawful hot to do it! But when it gets that hot, the grass won't grow as quickly and won't need mowing as frequently... I checked the online catalog of my library and they have the Peggy Cappy yoga dvds for the back and for arthritis. Thankfully my back isn't bothering me anymore, but I've noticed it could use some stretching. I might check it out. Re the boss with retirement plans - wow, that's a lot of advance notice, but doesn't it seem too soon to be filling the position?? Huh.

Annie - Glad you go the garden fenced. I didn't put mine up but now I'm wondering if I should have. I'm not worried about Coal doing any damage, but I'll be really ticked if some critter comes and eats my veg plants. Maybe I should do that. Hope you got the rain we did last night/overnight so you don't have to water. Some of my flowers are still in the garage - I might move them outside so they get the light and moisture they need.

Happy - How did the humane society training session go yesterday? I agree with Shad, maybe start off at twice a month to see if it's your cup of tea and not too much for your feet. I bet it'll be interesting working there. I still haven't made it up to the shop my sis volunteers at - it benefits a dog rescue org. I'll enjoy hearing how your garden is going, including all the potted veggies - I've never tried that. I do find time in the garden tiring - all the bending, kneeling, digging, pulling. But what really puts me off is dragging all the tools and other supplies out (and always forgetting something and going back to get it) and then putting it all away and then cleaning up. The only time I don't need a shower after a gardening session is when I've gone out only to give a quick water to the hanging and potted plants and some of the beds.

Michelle - Hope you had a good night's sleep last night. Are you having trouble getting to the doggie day care before 7 to pick up Santa? Hope you find something that's a better fit for your schedule. Very scary about the ex's SIL and the effects of lyme disease on her! Good warning, especially for Happy. I was walking doggy by the creek and was hoping there isn't any poison ivy, oak, etc. And I've also been keeping an eye out for wildlife, though I think that risk is minimal because I don't take Coal over there at dusk or night.

Shad - Good to take it easy on the heel until it's fully recovered. And how's your knee feeling now? Re the stained jacket - I think it might have been easy to miss - I took a deliberate look at it and still missed the spots. Hope you get some sunshine and blue skies today. :sunny: We had some rain overnight and it was still cloudy this morning. Then it cleared up a bit and the sun broke through for my commute. Still, it's supposed to possibly rain some more later today, so I covered my bike seat with a plastic grocery bag just in case.

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Well, I didn't feel the need to rush back here yesterday right after ww to report my 1.7 pound gain. Sigh. But today's scale reading at home was down two pounds from yesterday morning's weigh-in at home. I guess my body was holding onto some fluids. And getting back to my usual eating routine was helpful.

The Great Gatsby: First off, I never saw the Robert Redford version of the movie, so no comparisons to that. Though I did hear it was something of a snooze? This new movie was NOT. I did recently read the book, however, and I thought it really did try to be faithful to Fitzgerald's book. Yes, there was definitely a few spots that took liberties, but nothing too horrible IMO.

It was more like the director had amped everything up - slightly or even grossly exaggerated the book. (Or maybe I didn't have nearly that much imagination just in my own reading & interpretation of it. ;) ) But I think that's exactly the style of that director - Baz Luhrrmann (sp?), who also did the movie Moulin Rouge. Sometimes the camera shots/editing in the beginning of the movie were too much, but it settled down pretty quickly. I thought Leonard DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan were really good, as well as the actress that played the pro golfer friend. I didn't care for the depiction of the narrator character played by Tobey Maguire. My understanding is this is a man of age 29 who's served in WWI and aslo gone through college, yet in the movie he's still very socially awkward and sometimes too goofy in his reactions...didn't like that. I found it very entertaining. I recommend it if you like the book, but be warned that you're getting that director's flashy and hyperactive/over the top take on it.

Okay, enough of the interruptions! Time to post. TTFN!

Laura705
05-29-2013, 11:28 AM
Happy - Another thing about gardening - once the bugs appear, can't even go out for a few minutes without applying bug spray! Glad the volunteering went well yesterday. Hope the cliques don't get to you. LOL re your dh calling the birds to the feeders. :D

diyana
05-29-2013, 12:51 PM
Laura - The thing I like about the Peggy Cappy DVDs is that they're gentle. Some yoga classes at the gym were hard core, and not gentle at all. I did have a good night's sleep, thanks for asking. Most of the time, I don't have trouble getting to the daycare before 7 pm. Most days I go right from work, so I get there around 4:30 or 5; however, I'm finding exercise classes and other classes/workshops I'd like to go to from time to time, and a later pick up time would be more convenient. That way, I don't have to either (1) leave him with my step-mom for a couple hours (not that she'd mind); or (2) leave him home alone if she's not there. Bummer about the WW scale reading, but I'm glad this morning the scale has better news for you. Thanks for the review of Gatsby. I haven't read the book or seen the Redford version.

I saw "Eat Pray Love" for the second time as it was on TV recently. The first time I saw it, I was in a much different place in my life...married, seemingly happy, etc., and I liked it. This time when I watched it, I really related to how "lost" Julia Roberts' character was...and I could really relate to the journey to find herself that she went on. I feel I'm on that journey, and some days I feel closer than others to finding the real me. I hope I can find myself without traveling to Italy, India and Bali (while I love to travel, my bank account says that international travel is a bit off in the future). :rofl:

ceejay52
05-29-2013, 05:40 PM
Michelle
I bought some extra Peggy Cappy DVD's recently and the one for arthritis and one for back pain were in them I was really disappointed in the back pain one. But think I'll do the one for those who have arthritis tonight. It's similar to the other DVD that I have. Think I'm going to mow this week end. I really don't think he's going to have the time.

Happy
I'm concerned with the boss/friends action toward his retirement announcement. But he has to do this in regards to his license. He's highly agitated right now for reasons I'll not discuss. I'm thinking he's bluffing for a raise, but he also put his house on the market too. His job is political so to speak. But he has a class 4 waste water license, plus several other licenses. It will take awhile for some one to start from scratch to earn a license that high. It depends on the population of the city as to the requirement of the license. plus all the lab procedures. If you fail a test you can be put on violation and fined until that is resolved from the health department. He really pushed me into getting my class 4 water treatment and distribution license. But I'm thankful I have them. I have no desire to dig ditches but I could if I needed to and do it legally. I've been concerned that they'll boot him. But don't think the city can do it or they'll be in violation of code. It will be the same way here when I retire. But if he stay's after I leave then they are covered. That's why we're planning on retiring together.

Laura
I most definitely want to see the Great Gatsby. Guess I should reread the book.

More later when I have time

annie175
05-29-2013, 10:04 PM
What a freakin day....took a vacay day. C and I went to the dealership, amazingly they accepted our first offer on a new 2013 Rav4. Altho we were at the dealer for 1.5 hours it all went well....then we went to lunch at 1. Home to ride together to the rest of the day. Aldis, Menards, Walmart, the to Cs house to wait on the air man. The air conditioning was having issues...ended up costing us 105.00. to fix...not really bad, except part was 30.00 bux the rest was labor..bleh.

Home again jiggity jig....dinner, dishes, then C went to bed at 8. I then decided to get the back grass cut. Not too bad...the last few stripes were in the dark, but think I got it. lol.

Not much else, folding towels in dryer, then hitting the hay.

Have a great night/morning.

Loves and hugs.

Shad
05-30-2013, 05:33 AM
Evening all,
Bloody rain decided to start early this morning so not much got done outside. However I did finish the Doco for the BigT and that is in the ether for him to pick up tomorrow.
I rushed around this morning and cleaned some windows, made up the spare bed (DS1 tells me he is coming up for S's 1st birthday. Put a dark duvet cover on a new duvet and then swept the floor and dusted. Next time I looked in there, there was the cat sleeping on the dark duvet. Guess I will be picking off bits of fur for the next week or so.
Also finalised my bookings for NZ and my sisters 60th. Spoke to my niece (the one that got married a couple of years back - remember her?) and she tells me she is 13 weeks pregnant. Another great niece or nephew to join the clan.
Anyway, I will hop off here and go sort out the list for tomorrow. Hopefully it will not be wet. Personals tomorrow morning.

MELODY525
05-30-2013, 07:29 AM
MORNING LADIES.
GOING TO BE A BUSY DAY MAKING THE ROUNDS IN THE BUILDING.
THE PRIMARY FOR GOVERNOR IS NEXT TUESDAY.
DOING IT NOW BECAUSE THE WEEKENDS ARE MINE...I AM STICKING TO THAT RULE.
I THINK I WOULD LIKE VOLUNTEERING WITH MISS HAPPY BETTER.
I LIKE THE IDEA OF SET PRICES AND NO HAGGLING.
SOMETIMES I FEEL THAT'S ALL I DO HERE IS HAGGLE!!!
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:




HAPPY....REALLY HOPE THE STORE WORKS OUT.
BE GOOD TO GET OUT AND MEET NEW PEOPLE.
TRY TO BEHAVE YOURSELF AND IF YOU'RE BAD....DON'T TELL THEM YOU BELONG HERE :rofl: :rofl:




MICHELLE....OH! I GET IT NOW. WAS WONDERING WHAT WAS SRONG WITH 7PM. LOL
THAT WOULD BE VERY NICE TO FIND ONE WITH A LATER PICK UP TIME.
ARE YOU STILL WAITING ON INTERVIEW RESULTS?
TICKS SCARE ME MORE NOW!! SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE SIL. :hug:




LAURA......GOOD REVIEW OF GATSBY AND IT IS EXACTLY WHAT I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE.
JUST THE CLIP I SAW I COULD SEE IT WAS MUCH MORE INTENSE.
YES THE REDFORD ONE WAS A BIT OF A SNOOZE. LOL
TO BE HONEST...I LIKED THE BOOK BETTER.
BUT I READ IT SO LONG AGO THAT I FORGET!!:rofl:
HOPE THE NEW WEIGHTLOSS CONTINUES.....
FORGET ABOUT THE WEIGH IN!




ANNIE....GOOD LUCK WITH THE NEW VEHICLE:scooter:
YOU GUYS WERE CERTAINLY BUSY.
HOW CAN C SLEEP WITH THE MOWER RUNNING??? ROFLMAO




SHAD....IS THAT THE NIECE WITH THE GORGEOUS DRESS??
I WAS JUST THINKING OF HER & THAT DRESS OVER THE WEEKEND.
CONGRATULATIONS GREAT AUNTIE!!!:bb:
WHEN ARE YOU LEAVING FOR NZ???
I CANNOT BELIEVE SOPHIA IS A YEAR OLD ALREADY:faint: