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08-03-2013, 07:59 AM
Good morning chicks! Although it's the most dreary morning we've had in a long time, my neighbor's son (who also lives next door) is getting married today! I guess I should make it my priority to get their gift this morning. I'm off to Wally World (where they registered) shortly to beat the crowds. Yeesh, I'm not a procrastinator, am I?

The kids were full of stories when we picked them up last night, although DS insists he still doesn't want to go next year (whaaaattt??! Yes you ARE, mommy and daddy need their time too!!). Hopefully he's just feeling sensitive and will come to his senses soon!

Anyone with excitement this weekend?

08-03-2013, 08:51 AM
Good morning Tammy and chicks to come. Have a great time at the wedding. What is Wally World ordo you mean Walmart? Maybe DS really missed you which is cute, but I hear ya about needing mommy and daddy time.

Had planned a nice long ride today, but the rain changed that. Just cooking and getting ready to go back to work tomorrow. I am definitely not the one with exciting plans lol.

08-03-2013, 08:55 AM
Morning Twynn! I believe Miss Manners and Emily Post agree as a guest, you're permitted to send a gift up to a year after the nuptials. So you're good ;)

Jekel-Sorry about the ruined plans :(

I've been at the job search again this morning. I'm thinking that I'll need to widen my search, as clearly no one in Ohio wants a recent grad for an accountant!

Nothing exciting today, but I did end up seeing the Hugh Jackman movie (Wolverine) last night. Yummy! Oh, and the movie was alright too. :lol:

Have a great Saturday! :wave:

08-03-2013, 09:10 AM
Hmmm - Hugh Jackman. Now that Paul is gone, maybe ... Thanks, Pen.

Believe it or not, I was up at 4, fed the dogs, got a coffee, closed Friday's thread, started the dishwasher and then decided to go back to bed. Slept until 7:30 and woke to see three puzzled dogs staring at me. (Jazz was snuggled in to me on the bed, of course.) A good start to the day as I never sleep that late.

Twynn, a week at summer camp is an absolute necessity for kids. Does them good to get a break from their parents and vice-versa.

Jennifer, I always feel great when I cook ahead and invariably eat on plan. Last night was not one of those nights as I had frozen pizza and some wine.

Neighbour Moel is harvesting his garlic this morning if the ground is not too sodden - another downpour yesterday. :shrug: If the clay is diggable, I'll be out there helping along with some friends from our Book Club. Tonight my friend Heather's mother, Claire, is throwing a birthday dinner. Cocktails at 5:30. I'll try to behave myself with food but know I will absolutely have to have a piece of cake.

So there's my Saturday except for having to give back my two furry visitors to the Pypers when they leave the cottage this afternoon. I'll miss them :( but it will be much quieter in the house without the howling chorus.

Hope your day unfolds smoothly. :cofdate:

08-03-2013, 09:11 AM
Penmage - thank goodness for Miss Manners! I was invited to a former employee's wedding in June, and didn't go....and STILL didn't send anything. BAD GIRL!

But - I know my boss has a local lady doing her money stuff for her, and this lady does it for several businesses. Just pays the bills on time, meets with her once weekly. Have you considered something like that? I bet a lot of smaller businesses could use help, but can't hire full time.

I went to Wally World (yep, AKA walmart) and they didn't have ANYTHING I wanted to get them! I guess that's why no one else got them off the registry! Off to bed bath and beyond when they open...

(and I agree....Hugh Jackman...Mmmmmm.....)

08-03-2013, 09:18 AM
Cloudy and wet morning here today. This weather is definitely foreshadowing fall.:(

My day pretty much consists of household chores/laundry that I have been ignoring.

Welcome home, Jennifer! Remember that after the shock of going to work for about 1 day it will feel like you never left.:lol:
Tammy, have fun at the wedding.
penmage, good luck on the job search. I know how frustrating it can be.
Ruth, have a great day, whatever it brings.

Happy Saturday to all the chicks to come.

08-03-2013, 10:29 AM
Good morning.

To all you drooling chicks, I think Hugh is going to be on Oprah's new show soon.

Not much going on here. My boss was kind to take me off the work schedule for about a week so I could rest my foot again after my most recent injection. Not hiking either and I miss it! I really just feel better when I am getting in some regular exercise.

Tonight we are going out to dinner with friends. And DH and I are having a Dexter marathon this weekend so we'll be caught up when DS2 comes home soon in case he'll watch the new episode with us.

Have a great one.

08-03-2013, 11:32 AM
Good morning,

I have been up for a while already got the bathroom cleaned and sparkling lol, I need to tackle the rest but we hold off as DD2 and me are going to get our toes done and then going to STL to see the Rams scrimage today (we are meeting DH there) I have to agree mmmmhhh for Hugh! Love him and he seems like he is the real deal in real life (Loves his wife and kids)

Okay I gotta run need to hit the showers before picking up DD2 from her sleepover.

08-03-2013, 11:43 AM
Good morning :coffee2: We've been up for awhile here too. Saw our guests off and then enjoyed having our home to ourselves again. It looks like an off and on rainy day so we are making a plan. It will probably include a hike without bees this time :dizzy: I'm down to 4 large red spots and lots of itchy little spots and still taking the dreaded benadryl. It's a good reminder to always have a few benadryl in my pocket when out in the woods.

Next weekend is DD's wedding. She's been planning for so long I can't believe it's around the corner! I still need a jacket and the SO still needs shoes so maybe we should prioritize a shopping trip! So much to do, so little time to get it done :)

Happy weekend!

08-03-2013, 07:36 PM
Evening ladies! Just a quick check in. :wave:

08-03-2013, 10:11 PM

Work was busy then home for OP dinner. DH is headed to too. Day off tomorrow...keeping my fingers coworker has been on the sobriety wagon since her episode 2 weeks ago.

Nothing else exciting here.

08-04-2013, 06:58 AM
Rise and shine chicks. Another pretty day on the horizon. Please enjoy it for me as I am working today. It is alway so difficult getting motivated after being off.

CyndiM glad you are healing :) Benadryl is a staple in my bike bag! I am not allergic, but get nasty reactions to stings and bites.

Tammy how was the wedding?

Yesterday was good. I did manage to get 31 miles in despite getting soaked. Felt good though. Scale is slowly moving in the right direction. Maybe it's me, but since starting SB I find it is easier to get back on track when I take a little detour :)

Oh we'll I guess I should drag my lazy butt inside. I am sure I have at least 500 emails waiting for me.

Have a great day :)

08-04-2013, 06:59 AM
Ruth or Linda please fix my post. I did it again lol darn cell phone small fonts! Thanks :)

08-04-2013, 08:04 AM
Good morning Jekel! It is difficult to get back to work, hope it goes smoothly for you.

The wedding was a blast - apparently I embarassed my entire family :o, I wasn't THAT bad, but of course both males don't dance! The ceremony was beautiful, and the food was even good. My DD was a hoot with her comments she was making, she made it a lot of fun.

I guess it's time I become an adult today. With the kids gone last week I did a whole lot of nuttin', and now I need to cook and clean. Darned it.

08-04-2013, 08:46 AM
Good morning.

ennifer, I go back to work tomorrow after being off for 2 weeks, so I can sympathize with you. I hope your day is an easy one.

Tammy, did you go to the wedding? How was it?

Cyndi, I hpoe you are fully recuperated. Did yozu have a successful shopping trip? It's hard to believe the wedding date is almost here! Your DD must be getting very excited!

I'm wrapping up my vacation by spending the weekend at my DD's in New Jersey and will head home later today. We went to Ikea yesterday and had fun shopping for accessories for my DGD's new bedroom makeover. She just went from having a little girl's room to a pre-teen's room. Her new room is nice, but I do miss the baby bunnies and sweet frills and ruffles. She's growing up so fast!

Well, I'm going to hop in the shower while Monica is out for her run and before Carley gets up. Have a Super Sunday!

08-04-2013, 09:04 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

Hello early risers and all to follow!

Jennifer, I have found, also, that it has been so much easier for me to get back on track since I started SBD. I think part of the reason is that I know what it feels like to "feel really good" and it's great motivation to get back on the plan. I think, too, that without all the extreme cravings it is also easier. Happy work day!

Linda, enjoy your last day of vaca at your DD's. I love Ikea.

Twynn, I was reminded of the Seinfeld episode where Elaine was dancing at an office party and everyone imitated her for days. lol glad you had fun!

We got up early and Kirk went to the shop. I pulled out the Bisselland did a rinse on the carpet in the pet looked awful and I have company later this week. We're going to enjoy one more cup of coffee then are headed to Walmart/home depot. Our closest box stores and only option since there are no stores in our small town anymore.

Ok, DH is coming up the stairs looking for me.

08-04-2013, 09:42 AM
Good morning :coffee2: We are back on the early work schedule so I was up at 5:30 to get the SO to work. Hope that means I ill have a productive day.

We decided to postpone the shopping because I had the chance to meet a long-time internet friend. Chris and I have been good friends for 18 years but until yesterday we had never met in person. It was really wonderful to hug her and talk face to face. The internet has blessed me with some amazing friends people I'd never have crossed paths with otherwise.

Shopping is on tap for after work tomorrow. Hopefully we will find exactly what we need, or at least enough to get by :)

Well I've got a ridiculously long To Do list as usual. better get to it

08-04-2013, 10:05 AM
Good morning,

I need to get in the shower to get ready to go to church this morning. We had a good day yesterday lots of sporting events but it was nice, but I need to finish up cleaning the house later on today.

Tywnn glad you enjoyed the wedding

Cyndi wow the wedding will be here very quick

:wave: to everyone else

08-04-2013, 10:49 AM
Good morning to everyone!

Rain again overnight; cloudy right now but there's a chance of some sun later. I need to get out and pick the latest bunch of blueberries that are ready. We've picked a record 13 quarts so far this year.

Other than that, not much going on.

Have a great day, chicks!

08-04-2013, 11:34 AM
Beth, I am amazed you are still picking blueberries! Have you frozen lots for later use?

I'm back from the stores...still didn't find exactly what I wanted. Oh, well, it seems the size I want is a bit odd. I'm bleaching the kitchen sinks so I'll get my home exercise in then see what I feel like.

08-04-2013, 01:54 PM
Morning all.
It's a nice day here today in the NW but I have to work. It's a short work day though, 11-4, so not bad.