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Jane
04-13-2004, 10:07 AM
Welcome to the Jaded Ladies site!! :wave:

This is a very friendly group of ladies who provide daily support in our walk towards a healthier lifestyle, and life in general!! We know that what you weigh is not who you are.....

Please join us!
Jana


Jane
04-13-2004, 10:13 AM
Hi ladies,

Susan - DUH! I didn't even think if the cast, lol! She is a pretty girl, and I bet she has lots of spirit. Your date with Alex sounds good to me. Marti is right, you can't do much talking during a movie. But I think it is such an important movie, you will remember it always so it will be nice that you were with him for that. The Olive Garden is a nice restaurant, but not "dressy". The food is so good, and they come around with cheese graters and grate cheese on whatever you are eating.... yum. The portions are enough for 3 or 4 people, seriously. Btw, hon, you are not large anywhere, except for your heart! Maurice's has some sweet little tops but then again, they are everywhere this season. I know because of Katie....

Marti - the photos are so good! I commented on the other thread.... You did really good with the food yesterday, and no, I can't imagine WHY you had a hard-boiled egg around the house, lol. Yes, the FT is easier this time because I have already been used to dieting. I won't lose any water weight like I did in the beginning, but I feel that whatever I do lose will be fat. YAY!!

Hi also to the others.

It is rainy and cold and very windy here in Indiana. We are on the edge of snow and I hope it passes us right by! It's April, for goodness sake! But I have seen snow in May before in Indiana!

Neal says when I mention my weight loss I should include the 10 pounds I kept off from last year ... I agree! After all, it was hard to lose it and keep it off, even if it was just 10 pounds. Hmmmm... I'm off to change my signature! LOL.

BBL,
Jana

Marti
04-13-2004, 11:22 AM
I need to leave in the next 5 mins. for school but I just had to post quickly to say:

Yes Jana....I agree with your husband!! You should have started out with those 10lbs gone!!

Doesn't it look great? I'm proud of you!

Ok....off to go to the dreaded school!!!!

BBL today

Marti


Mom2Gaby
04-13-2004, 12:21 PM
Good Morning-


Jana-

Neal is a sweety- think he would let you post a picture of him?? In my mind he is kind and friendly and a sweatheart of a husband.Agree with him that you should have included the 10 pounds!!!!! Glad you have now :)
Just to say again, you are a beauty!! You may not notice the weight loss in your pictures but it is there!!

Can't believe your weather.....lol. It is Spring!! Someone forgot to tell Indiana..........
OMG.............Wiggles, Jana!!! OMG- can I change to the Yellow man, he is a CUTIE!! He is taller too,,,,,,omg,,,,,,,,,,yes he is cuter---oh well.......I picked blue yesterday--- can't be fickle in this Wiggle thing--- think I will go check out their website and see if their names are there. I can pretend I am going to get married to Mr Blue and write my new name over and over and over.....lol.
Use to do that with Woody from BCR's.......

Marti-
LOVE,LOVE the pictures! You and James have a honeymoon glow!! lol- The cake looks yummy , your sister did a wonderful job.
Jhanai looks sooo sweet. You should come to Portland and we can get the kids together?? Go to the zoo or something- spend the night at my place---
Also- love the wall behind Jhanai- what is that color called??? Ang---help!! You and your paints--lol -- pretty color.

I better go to Rachel to school

TTFN :)

Mom2Gaby
04-13-2004, 01:21 PM
Ok, Jana-

Yellow is Greg and Blue is Anthony- can't find their last names though. Odd-
What, they think 40ish year old mothers are going to go out and stalk them or something???

BTW- they are STILL on- must be a Wiggles marathon- lol

Think I will go with a black turtle neck (ala Diane Keaton) and blue jeans. I like the way I look in black and I do wear black framed eye glasses.
Anyway, I think I would be comfy in that. I don't want to worry about what I am wearing and tugging and squirming the whole time.Besides he is gong to get what he is going to get.
While I like him he is just ONE man- goodness knows I am going to be who I am and if doesn't like it..........tough boobies.

OMG---- think I am starting to pms...lol

ok, out of here again.

Hope you all have a great Tuesday!!

TTFN

FrouFrou
04-13-2004, 05:28 PM
Man I am really off my schedule with my computer time. Spent most of the morning at the doctors going to and fro and being there, geez. Left to go at 9:15, appt. was at 10 and left at noon. They were really busy today, with the little ones. I swear it was kids day. Anyway, had my yearly exam so that is done and over with. I just hate those but it has to be done. Next week I get to go have a mammogram-what fun! Anywho...got some medicine for the fever blister. It's more for the next time I get one, I can nip it in the bud before it gets started. I don't get them often, every few years or so but seems when I get one it is a big one and they hurt. We talked about the big M, which I think I am going through. Fine with me as it has been nice not having a period for months. Had to get a tetnus shot-OUCH! I hate shots and talked about my arm. Marti, I have a touch of carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis and tendonitis in my right arm. A couple of years ago she gave me a cortisone shot and it worked really good but this last time (a few months ago) it didn't help at all. So she scheduled me to see a specialist but before that appointment I am have to get a MRI Thursday so she can see what is going on because the pain has moved up to my neck and sometimes I have a little bit of numbness. I was 2 hours at the docotors but it was necessary and it didn't seem like it was 2 hours. I feel so violated! :lol: Just kidding. Didn't get home till almost 2-after getting some lunch, and dropping the prescription off. I did good for lunch for eating out, went to Subway and had a plain subway club-no condiments. Carrie actually got me eating them like that. So we get a foot long which is cheaper than buying two 6 inch ones and we share it.

Susan & Jana~you ladies have me curious about the Wiggles. I am going to have to see what it is all about.

Susan~Have you tried Old Navy for a SB dress?? They always have some cute ones and they are reasonably priced-love that store. I think a black turtle neck and jeans will be nice enough. I too like the way I look in black, and I love it with denim. How is Rebecca doing today? Did you get her to the doc for fainting? That would scare me to death. Hope the job interview goes well for ya. Keeping my fingers :crossed: and sending some good luck your way. :lucky: Oooooo, Olive Garden-love it! Like Marti, I like the salad and breadsticks. If you like pasta it is the place to go-really good. Okay, just my 2 cents on a movie date-I never cared for going to a movie on a first date. You can't really talk. But since you and Alex are doing more than just a movie that is a bit different. Because you will actually have time to talk during lunch and through the capitol.

Jana~I agree with Neal also, you definitely should be adding the 10 pounds, and I see that you have. Sounds like you guys got the weather we had over the weekend. It got really cool last night and in osme parts of western KS they got snow! :yikes:

Marti~CONGRAT'S to James on all the job offers and getting the job at the RR! We haven't gotten anything done to our yard yet. That was our plans this past weekend-to do some landscaping but it started raining Saturday and rained most of the day so our yard was a total mud hole. Just waaay too muddy to do anything. I am anxious though and hoping the weather stays nice the rest of the week. I will take some before and after pictures though and post them when we actually get something done. I am going to do a scrapbook of the house-before & after, once we are all finished. The main floor is almost done. We are still waiting for 2 blinds in the LR & 2 in the bedroom and then it is done. Ooops, no it's not-I have to get a picture for the dining room wall. I know what I want-just have to order it. I really like all the color. Then we are going to concentrate on the yard and then work on the basement rooms after that. Not sure what I want to do in the family room, exercise room and the office. I know what you said is so true, but I get in a house I just want to hurry up and get it done, not sure why except that it will be done. I need to work on my scrapbooking! :D I'll have to take some pictures of what's done so far.

Hi Angie, Kathy, Katie, Rita, Shanna, Kayecee :wave:

I gotta get going, this is getting loooong and Vince will be home in about 20 and we are headed to the foot doc for him. Hope EVERYONE is having a great Tuesday. TTFN

FrouFrou
04-13-2004, 05:35 PM
did anyone happen to catch the Miss USA pagent last night?? If so, any thoughts on it? I watched Fear Factor and liked Miss Alabama and was happy she made it as far as she did. In the end I am glad Miss MO won-liked her the best out of the 5. I hadn't seen one in years and wow, have they changed.

Visit with my cousin was nice, she is such a sweetie. She is just a year younger than me and is single. Was married once and never had children and is very content with all that. She orginally was going to stay in Dallas for 2 months but after 2 1/2 weeks and many job applications she thought she would go back to Denver and wait it out. See if anyone calls and then move to Dallas. She said it turned into a 2 1/2 week vacation and was nice.

Okay, I am outta here ladies...have a good one. :wave:

RAR
04-13-2004, 07:15 PM
HI! Everyone hopeing that you all are having a great tuesday as for me it has been a dreary day in ohio Rained all day so not motivated much Cristi sorry to hear that you are having problems with your arm glad that you are getting it checked hopeing that everything turns out ok for you well going to take a nap as I got to work tonight so have a great evening Rita

Marti
04-13-2004, 07:43 PM
Well today felt very long for me and it's only 3:25!! :)

Went to school did my schooling....then afterwards I had to go to the State Revenue Department only for them to tell me to make a phone call! Whatever!! But thats ok...I didn't want to stand in a huge line...even though there wasn't anyone else in there. (so what am I complaining about?? I'm not sure...........)

On to something else.

I'm glad you all liked the photos. I have more but I didn't want to post all of them. And I didn't post Shanna's because I haven't asked if I could yet. So until she says ok.....
I still need to write out my thank you cards!! I'm horrible with getting things done. (so ladies...if you need a favor....and need it done quickly...I may not be the girl to ask) :lol:

Cristi--I walked by a Subway today and it smelled so good!! But...to save money I went home. I ate popcorn and a deviled egg. Not too nutritious is it? I too want to do something with my yard. I really want some hedges or some type of bush to block the neighbors behind us!! Not that they're bad people or anything, but when I take the dogs out in the morning I feel like I'm pearing into thier homes when I'm facing them. (they keep their curtains open) Plus...cocoa tends to bark at anything moving (which drives me crazy) and sometimes it's too early for her to be doing that!! (The fence is only 5ft. from their doors and windows) So hopefully next Spring James and I can get either a fence or some shrubs for privacy.

Susan--I was looking at the weather forecast for the weekend and on Saturday it's suppose to be nice again!! :sunny: So hopefully you'll have a dry stroll at the Capitol!! Also...as Cristi said...Old Navy has such cute clothes!! Only wish some of their things looked cute on me. My belly is having a race with my chest to see who can stick out the farthest!! :lol: It's awful.

Rita--Glad to see you pop in! It's raining in your part of the states? We've been having beautiful weather all week..but today it's really cloudy and very windy. The sun was out most of the morning and this afternoon, but now it's starting to rain.:rain:

Jana--I forgot to answer a question you ask from before. About if Jhanai still believes in the Easter Bunny......sadly no. :cry: In fact...just the other day we were in Wal-mart and I was looking at all the stuff and she said something about candy...I told her that maybe the easter bunny will bring it...She LOUDLY announced :coach: that she KNOWS that I'm the Easter Bunny, Santa Clause, the Tooth Fairy and so on...I had to hush her up and tell her that you should always believe,,,and if you don't at least let the other kids who are walking around believe. She was smiling the whole time she was announcing this so at least she wasn't angry about it. I told her that I still believe and always will.

Hi to the rest of the girls. I have to catch up on some math and Accounting homework. Ick! But it has to be done. I'm ready to go to work instead of going to school. I'm just tired of stressing over "which assignments are due when" "when is the next test" and so on. I just want to work, then come home and not worry about anything!! (I would not be good to own my own business!!)

I will chat with you ladies later
Marti

Jane
04-13-2004, 10:10 PM
Hiya ladies,

Marti - as I said before, I was really sad when Katie figured out about the Easter Bunny, Santa, etc. But now I have grandkids who have brought all the magic back!! YAY!! Just hang in there with school, it will be over before you know it.

Susan - who is Woody and the BCRs? I'm clueless, lol. A black turtleneck is sexy in a non-obvious way. I know that whatever you wear, you'll be beautiful. Btw, when is your interview? Neal says it's ok to post his picture, so I'll try to do that soon. (Edit: It is now added to my Easter photos album.) He truly is a sweetie. He's 10 years older than me and spoils me. Well, we spoil each other. I will be so glad when he retires in a couple of years. We plan to travel and just hang out.

Cristi - glad you are getting the MRI Thursday - hopefully they will find out what is causing you such pain. The Wiggles are 4 guys from England who have a kids show. They sing and dance and do silly stuff and have big fake animal friends. The twins love them, and I think Susan is becoming an obsessed groupie of theirs, lol!

Rita - hi! It's been dreary in Indiana, too, but it's supposed to clear up tomorrow and turn warmer again. But til then, we have a frost advisory for tonight. Good belly-rubbin' weather, lol.

Well, I didn't accomplish much today. Went to Walmart to get a gift for a boy's b/d party. He's turning 2 so I got a Sit & Spin. Looks like fun to me, and if they had one in my size, I'd buy it, lol. Kinda like the Tilt-a-Whirl at the fair!

The FT is going great. I am not nearly as hungry this time as I was in the beginning, and I feel so good putting all the healthy food in my body. Sounds corny, but it's true.

See ya later...

Jana

Marti
04-14-2004, 12:46 AM
Jana--You and Neal are such a cute couple!! I'm glad that you shared his photo.....I suppose I should have asked James if he minded. But I did tell him that I posted and he didn't say anything.

Well....I've been spending the last few hours doing math homework. It's not too difficult, but I put it off to the last minute and it's all do tomorrow. It's a weeks worth. (aren't I terrible?) Then I have to do some Accounting. That won't take long. (and no...I didn't put that one off......I'm keeping up)

I thought I would pop in one more time before I drown myself into more homework...after that I'm off to bed. I'm getting tired.

Have a good night ladies!!

Marti

Mom2Gaby
04-14-2004, 12:48 AM
Evening-

I have to pop in really fast and I am only going to talk about me.......lol

hey, at least I am honest!!

Tough I MUST say Jana- your Neal is a sweet looking man:) He is a teacher?? He looks like one- very handsome couple you make :)
Woody from Bay City Rollers back in the mid 70's. Woody,Eric,Derek,Leslie,Alan,.....those were the main guy.I loved Woody.

Old Navy?? I will go look. I do like my black turtleneck idea. My mom gave me a 3x one that I wore today , of course it was baggy but I liked how it framed my face- think black makes me look pretty.

Me,me,me,me,me..............it is all about me :cheer:

ROAD BLOCK!!!! My mom called and after a year of being off work has now found a job. Good News??? I think NOT....she is SUPPOSE to be my BABYSITTER for Saturday!!!! lol ,,,,,,,,,,she starts training and Saturday she has to work-
Plan B!!!!!
I have to PAY someone now..........what a bother....lol.

I don't know who it is going to be................yet.

Have a FULL TIME job!! Right where I am at!! My main supervisor asked me tonight if I would go full time. BENEFITS!!! YAY- It pays a $1 more then the one I was going to apply for and I think I should just go with this and skip Fridays interview-.......OMG- I can go SHOPPING now!!! lol
I can set my extra 4 hours any way I want - just have to be consistant.

Alex called and left a message- very sweet. He said "just called to say hello....so, ummmm, hello" and he laughed.
So, I called back and said ....." I got your message just wanted to say hi back to your answering machine......so hi answering machine".

what a bunch of goof balls.

He wrote a message tonight and said he got the message and that I was "too cute"....omg- I think he likes me.He is always proper , in a proper way....lol....really hard to know what he wants.I guess we should start with meeting??? lol

Better go!!! Hi RITA & MARTI & CRISTI!! :)

TTFN :)

Jane
04-14-2004, 09:43 AM
Hi ladies,

Marti - I think you are doing really well with your classes, especially with everything else going on! I bet not many of your classmates planned a wedding during it all!

Susan - YAY for the increased hours at work!!! That's gotta be a relief. BCRs!!!!! S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT!!!! I remember the Bay City Rollers, just didn't know Woody, lol. Yes, Neal is a college professor who teaches Earth Science, Conservation and Astronomy. He is actually a geomorphologist. But he isn't pompus or snobby about it at all. He has a terrible time spelling stuff, and gets mad when the students correct a word he writes on the board, lol. He is the kind of prof who really gives a student the benefit of the doubt, and almost always adds points to the grades of the ones who show up, try hard, and behave themselves. He has a soft spot for older students, especially mothers. When we run into students in public, usually they will comment on something in my life, and I know Neal has been boring them again with stories about me, lol. So glad you and Alex are able to talk each day again. He sounds really nice. I will watch Gaby for free if you can get her here, lol. She would have fun with the twins who are almost 22 mos. old.

Hi to the others, too.

The sun is shining here in Indiana and the high will be in the low 60s - I can get out and do some stuff in the yard. I am going to place the big flower containers where I want them in front of the porch and Neal will fill them with potting soil. Then I have to go shopping for the plants. When it's all done, I'll take a picture to share.

bbl,
Jana

Mom2Gaby
04-14-2004, 12:23 PM
Morning Jana-

You don't remember Woody? He played guiter along with Eric- Leslie sang and Derek was on drums- Alan left the group (Derek & Alan started BCR's and are brothers) and in came Ian.......don't know how and why I remember this.....lol

Neal looks like a very nice man. I like that he has a soft spot for older students- they certainly need the encouragement - not easy going back especially with kids at home and even working a job.

I worked for a Oregon supreme court justice , he was the owner of the property I managed- he was a down to earth , kind man- thought I was wonderful the way I managed his property....lol. Never did tell him I dropped out in the 7th grade....lol

I might ask my sister to watch Gaby. I would ask the ex but not real comfortable with him knowing my every move.Have 3 days to work this out- though I will let Alex know that I need to work on this child care problem....maybe he will say to just bring her along??? That would melt my heart- wedding bells would be chimmimg.....lol Wouldn't that be sweet?? Course shouldn't drag Gabster along on a first meeting- though she would make a great conversation piece and she DOES love pasta :)

I am so excited about the added hours! I was hoping for it but hadn't had a chance to talk with the boss.....I get full medical for myself and kids- a raise-cost so muchto raise kids. Also don't look for my boss to be there that much longer- if he can give me a year and I can learn everything in that time would love to be a manager- pays double what I am getting now and I would be able to live off site-something to work for, certainly not a dead end job and it is Federal!! -

anyway will go read all the post fully so I can talk about something else besides me.....lol, sorry.

TTFN :)

Mom2Gaby
04-14-2004, 02:58 PM
Cristi-

Sorry about the 2 hour visit with the Dr.- hope you are doing better today.

Where is your cousin from? Is she close by? That is nice that you are close and were able to visit-

Love the crab sandwishes at Sub- anyway think of doing the Jarred Sub diet??? Is Jarred is name?? Cute commercial he does with his wife-

Rita- raining in Ohio?? :) How are you today?

Marti- I hate math- you are so brave to take a course in that- lol- think we will have nice weather in Olympia??? I haven't seen the forecast- sprinkles right now-

Need to go for a walk- sitting here in my tuff-
Becky goes for her physical this afternoon-

Hello to everyone:)

ttfn:)

FrouFrou
04-14-2004, 03:30 PM
Jana~love the picture of you and Neal-you guys make a lovely couple. :love: Vince & I are going to have our picture took in a week or so and I will post one of us when we get them back. Thoguht we would do an anniversary picture this year instead of a christmas one. I think for our Christmas photo this year we will set up his camera in the house-that way we can all be in the photo. Can't get the kids to go with us anymore. I am glad I am getting the MRI tomorrow to hopefully put an end to this pain soon. I've endured it for far too long. She (the doc) said to me yesterday, "You've been putting up with the pain for 5 months!" Ummm, yeah, what I am supposed to do?? The shot didn't work and DH had some ibuprofin (sp?) and that didn't work so...It will be nice to see if anything can be done. I even tried the Vioxx (?) and that didn't do anything. Just don't want to live the rest of my life in pain or taking pills. So what station is the Wiggles on? I am going to have to catch an episode to see what they are all about.

Marti~Cocoa sounds like Ernie-he too barks at anything that moves. If he sees adults he usually barks once or twice and goes about his business. But when the kids are out, he will bark and bark and bark...which annoys me. So I can't wait to get the fence up so he can't see anyone. :) Other than that he is a good dog. Hope you got your homework done.

All this talk about not believing in Santa and the Easter Bunny got me to thinking about when the kids told me they quit believing. We were over my friends house and the kids were 12, 10 1/2 & 8 1/2 and my friend's son was 2 at the time. Don't know how the subject came up but she said in front of the kids that JD (John David,her son) doesn't believe in Santa and that they are teaching him that there is no such thing as Santa. WHAT!!! I shot her a look and she said "Ooops!" and then apologized because she didn't realize that the still kids believed or so I thought. I thought that was kind of sad, but everyone is different. When we left her house I was talking with the kids about the conversation and they said it was okay mom because they know there's no Santa, they just didn't want to spoil it for me. To this day they still get a bag under the tree from Santa.

Susan~I hope your sister will watch Gaby for ya Saturday-not a good idea taking her along on the first date. I think you guys need the time alone to really get to know each other before taking the kids with ya. :) I only say that because I took the kids along before-only because the guy said it would be okay. It made for an awkward date. CONGRAT'S on the job, increased hours & pay, plus benefits, you can't beat that. I am going to go apply for some jobs Friday. The Goodwill around the corner is hiring, having a job fair Friday, and I was in the scrapbook store yesterday and had a little talk with the manager there at the checkout. She said didn't you work here before? I said yes and I wish I wouldn't have quit. She told me I should apply again. Told her that would be a little weird and she said no it wouldn't. That she had quit in November and look who is standing here now. She said she would enjoy working with me again and to seriously consider it. I told her I would and am going to apply-not sure they will hire me again but I guess it is worth a shot, all they can do is say no. The pay is decent and I like the hours because it is just part-time. Plus it's the scrapbook store! :lol: Not sure if that is a good thing or not.

Rita~thank you. I will find out something within the next few days about my arm. I go for the MRI tomorrow and then they will send the results to the doc. Hope the weather in Ohio is nice today and you got a good nap in. It is still a little chilly here with the wind blowing but the sun is shining so I can't complain.

Went to Wal-Mart this morning, did my normal Wednesday grocery shopping. Not feeling too good this morning but I know why. Tossed and turned all night last night. I think it was from the shot yesterday and then the medicine for the fever blister. That stuff does a number on me-not sure it is worth the trouble. I have always used campho for a fever blister and it has worked fine and the side effects from this stuff make me sick to my stomach-ick. So, don't know how much I will get done today. Have a ton of laundry to get done and need to vacuum. Hey, does anyone have a carpet cleaner that they have bought? Just curious as we want to get one to stay on top of keeping the carpets clean and thought someone could recommend a good one. Okay :blah: :blah: :blah: just babbling away here.

Hi to everyone else. Hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday! See ya :wave:

FrouFrou
04-14-2004, 03:39 PM
Hiya Susan~guess you were posting as I was writing that novel! :) My cousin lives in Denver, CO which isn't too far. We actually don't see each other that often though, maybe every few years. But we keep in touch with each other. She is planning on moving back to Dallas, TX and on her way to and fro to check out the jobs in Dallas she stopped over for the night. She had her own advertising business in Denver which was doing good the first 4 years and then the bottom just fell out. Her and my Aunt don't really care for Denver, all the snow. They lived in Dallas for years and she is wanting to go back *home*. But she won't go unless she gets a job. Anyway, it was nice to see her and visit. Never had a crab sandwich-are they good? I better get off this thing. Need to run to the post office, never did get that card mailed to my cousin in Iraq-oopsie!

Have a good one all.

Marti
04-14-2004, 07:55 PM
Hello girls--

Well I got my test back today from Accounting...I got a high B. That's pretty good for me!! I was very impressed. Then I went and took a math test. I was finished and just sat there waiting for others to finish theirs too. I hate being the first one done. There were some questions that I just couldn't remember how to do such as turning a decimal back into a fraction. Totally went out of my head. But oh well...it was only worth 2 points.

So I got to come home early. I plopped my butt on the floor in front of the coffee table and did my thank you cards for the gifts at the reception. FINALLY!! Then I "made" two thank you cards for my sister and a good friend.

And that is how my day has been. Pretty boring. I'm caught up on all homework! Amazing. I have nothing I have to do at the moment!! I tried playing some of those Arcade games....I'm just not very good at it. My scores are so small compared to everyone on there. I tried almost all the games!! (that's how much time I have on my hands.)

Jana--Oh please come on over and put some flowers in front of my yard!! That would be just wonderful!! :D James and I were talking about what we want to put in our yard next Spring. I completely forgot about the Dahlia Bulbs my grandpa has.....I think it's too late to plant them now isn't it? But I would love to have some of those on one side...some tulips and more daffodils in the back...I'm not sure what I would want up front. But I do know that I want some hanging baskets this year for our front deck. Needs some color.

Cristi--How sweet of your kids to not want to spoil your fun in believing in the Santa!! Jhanai still plays with me even if she doesn't believe. This year for Christmas...I'm going to try and get us involved in volunteering. Let her know that there are kids who are less fortunate. I remember being young and getting the food boxes and such. I want to be able to turn around and give back. I have a plan of going through storage and having her go through all her "good" toys that she no longer plays with to give away. They have an Operation Santa...(at least they used to) here in town. It would be good to give them to kids who would play with them. Or just donate them to some daycare......I gotta do SOMETHING with all her stuff. (mine too I suppose)

Susan--I'm going to have to agree with Cristi here on the going out on a first date without Gaby. I'm sure he'd love to meet her, but he needs to meet you first. Get to know the woman who he has been corresponding with the last few weeks (or is it months?) It's your time together, not family time. So I hope your sister watches her. And congrats on the job offer!! Fantastic. How nice it must be to get a raise and some benefits!! Always nice to have. Someday I will find a job I like. Even though James doesn't want me to work...(so why am I going to school?) I do have to find one for the summer though. Until his paycheck starts coming in regularly. He was told yesterday that the yearly income is up to $70,000! My jaw dropped!! Never in my dreams would I think we'd be comfortable in our finances.

Angie, Kayecee, Shanna, Rita, Katie, Kathy....hello to you all. I hope we hear from you all soon. Just to keep us in touch with you.

Well...I'm done with my novel.....so I suppose I will do a little cleaning up around the house...make sure I do have all my homework done (don't want something hiding that I forgot about)

Take Care
Marti

Marti
04-14-2004, 09:38 PM
Boy we have a lot of sticky's!! I didn't realize that until after I updated my bio!!

Anyway...I just thought I would mention that I updated my bio and wondered if anyone else has.......

timer beeping on my oven....need to turn the chicken over!! :D

FrouFrou
04-14-2004, 10:41 PM
Thought I would check in once more today. I have to turn in early tonight as they changed my appointment for the MRI to 8 am in the morning. Which means I have to get up at 6 and be out of here by 7:15. It was either that or 6:30 pm and when I am out and about running errands, once I get home I don't care to leave so I took the 8:00. Just want to get it over with already. Feeling better now-those stinking pills only make me sick to my stomach for about an hour or two and then I am okay. Of course I need to be taking another one soon. Don't think I will take anymore after this one. Not sure if it is the pills or what but it sure dried up fast since last night, which is good.

Marti~that is GREAT that James can make up to $70,000! Yes, why are you going to school! ;) Just kidding. It's always a good thing to learn whether we use what we learn or not. I went to school for the same thing and after going knew that wasn't what I wanted to do. Oh well! We don't know if we don't try right? I did a couple of little changes on my bio a while back but will be doing some updates next month-since I will be another year older! :yikes: These years are just flying by. I'll have to go see your update.WTG on your test score-a high B, yaaaay!

Jana~do post pictures once you get your flowers planted, maybe I will get some ideas. ;) I am hoping to do something this weekend.

Well, got my laundry done and some cards ready to be mailed. Finally got caught up on my letter writing. Also, made a trip to the post office to mail my cousins card. Didn't think it would only be 37 cents. Just thought because of the address it would be more, not sure how they get the mail over to them. :shrug: At least I know for next time. Need to get my niece's dh address to let him know we are thinking of him also-he too is in Iraq.

Okay, just wanted to check in and see what's up. Hi to everyone, see ya tomorrow. :wave:

Jane
04-14-2004, 11:02 PM
Hiya ladies,

Susan - well, I guess I'm the only one who doesn't think it would hurt to take Gaby to meet Alex.... it would probably be best if you didn't have to, but okay if you did. You know what I mean? She would sure be an ice-breaker, lol. I hope you get the manager position eventually at your job.

Cristi - I would love to see a picture of you and Vince. Thursday is my normal shopping day, and I don't like to put it off til the weekend when everybody and their dog is out, lol. Good luck with the mri tomorrow. I'll be thinking of you. Not sure what channel the Wiggles are on - some kids channel like Noggin or Disney or PBS.

Marti - why doesn't James want you to work? How do you feel about that? I wish I had worked part time after Katie was born, instead of leaving the work force completely. I lost my identity and self-esteem, and I really think it would have even been better for the kids, because I would have been more fulfilled. Does that make sense? I have encouraged Mary to find a parttime job - she really needs to interact with other adults more. WTG on the B on the accounting test!! I have to agree we have a lot of stickys and was thinking the same thing the other day, but didn't see any I'd want to remove. I haven't tried the arcade games yet, but have gone to see what games are available. I wish they offered Minesweeper cause I can kick butt on that game!

Mary and I did some scrapbooking tonight. She did a page of the girls (what else!) and I did one of my other 4 living sisters and me. They look like old ladies, but NOT ME, LOL!! We are all standing with a Bob's Big Boy Statue a couple of years ago, and were having fun.

Well, I'm off to see if I need to update my bio, now that Marti mentioned it!
See you in the AM,
Jana

Mom2Gaby
04-14-2004, 11:14 PM
Evening-

Cristi- You are having an MRI done?? On your arm?? I know I am so loopy.I hope you have a good day tomorrow and start feeling better.

:)

Marti- $70,000?? YA- why work?? lol School is ALWAYS a good investment- never go wrong on that. I think a little part time job is a good thing though even if James has the potential for that kind of earnings.Even if it is to put away for *gulp* lets see if I can spell her name right........Jhanai's education.....

Ok- won't take the Gabster to Olympia......lol. I have 1 call in to a friend. She has a 4 year old that Gaby likes to play with- if she can't do it I will ask my older sister.Worse comes to worse will have to ask my ex........though I didn't want to do that-- though if I offered him $$$$$ he might be ok about it. Just weird that my ex knows so much about my life....lol

I better get to work. Crab sandwishes from Subway is good , of course it is fake *krab*,,,,which I like-

I found some stretch brown pants that I might wear for Saturday.Maybe get a pick blouse to go with them?? They remind me of horse riding pants....lol...kind of slimming- would a black turtleneck go with brown pants???
I think he is wearing jeans now since I said I was ........course I am a women ,am allowed to change my mind..lol

Oh, Rebecca went for her physical , she is fine. She is 5'2 and 102 pounds......thought that was cute-

K- best get :)

TTFN

Marti
04-15-2004, 01:24 AM
Hello again ladies--

All my thank you cards are sealed and ready to mail....and I got my taxes ready to mail out too. Tomorrow is the 15th and nothing like sending them out the last day!! :D

Jana--James doesn't want me to have to work if I don't want to. It's not that he would just like to keep me at home, he just wants me to be able to have the choice. Which is unreal to me....I'm used to having to work....since my ex didn't ever work the whole time we were together!! (that was 10yrs) Ok...I take that back...he had a few job here and there, but the longest it ever lasted was two months. So I don't qualify that as working! And what I think about not working is...it's kind of nice knowing that I don't have to work if I didn't want to. But I think I would try to do some volunteer work here at the hospital or community service. Just to keep me busy. That...or my yard is going to look fantastic in the next few years with all the time on my hands and I'm going to have many scrapbooks going on!! :dizzy:

Cristi--When I wrote to my brother while he was in Iraq...it didn't cost anymore than .37 cents. I'm not sure why though. I liked how when they write you back, they just have to write FREE where you put the stamp. They don't have to pay postage! Wouldn't that be great?! Then all of my thank you cards would be sent out tonight!! (I need stamps!!)

Susan--I don't know without seeing how brown pants and a black top would look......Black and brown can be good together, but it depends. I'm sure you'll look great no matter what you wear. You're daughter is 5'2"?? Wow...I feel short. :) And weighs 102? Wow...the last time I weighed 102 was when I was in high school. Actually I was 105...then I got pregnant and after having a baby I was 110. Boy...those were the days!! I don't think I would EVER want to be that thin again. I will be happy to be in the 130's.

Angie, Shanna, Kayecee, Rita, Katie, Kathy....where are you girls??? Come back!!

Alrighty then...I was only going to pop in for a few, but it turned out much longer.

You all have a good Thursday!!

Marti

Mom2Gaby
04-15-2004, 01:50 AM
Hi Marti

Yes, 5'2 and 102, sooooo cute. I think I was 102 in the 2nd grade-lol

Volunteer work would be great!! You can always put that on applications later on in life - or work at Jhanai's school volunteering?? Or be a Girl Scout leader.....lol
You will find something. James is a sweetie :).

I am back to jeans.....my co worker friend thought jeans would look better.So I will go buy a black turtleneck tomorrow. She thought that was too closed up around the neck but I don't.
Also I need to buy a purse because I don't have one.......what a bother.
I am excited though!! He sounds so nice, I am sure it will be great to visit with him after 6 weeks of yakking back and forth-

Going to get the Gabster-

Night:)

luckycharm
04-15-2004, 03:48 AM
Hello everyone.

Hope everyone had a great Easter.

Thankyou to Susan and Jana for the Easter cards.

Cristi, I hope your mri goes well and the doctor finds out what is wrong and can fix it up quick and easily for you. I can't wait to see your new picture of you and Vince. You two make such a nice looking couple.

Marti I am so glad that you have been blessed with James. I don't know alot about your ex, but you sure deserve a wonderful husband this time around. I love the picture of you and your grandma. (All your pictures are wonderful)

Jana your pictures are beautiful also. You and Neal make a great couple.

Hey Susan....I need pictures. Of the whole family. When is your date? You'll look great in anything that you decide on.

Hi to everyone else, hope everyone has a great Thurday.

Jane
04-15-2004, 10:35 AM
Hi ladies,

Susan - jeans probably would be a better choice. Maybe you could get a Springy top to go with them... just a thought. You will look very pretty in whatever you wear. Did Rebecca have to get the physical for sports or what? No problems, I hope?

Marti - Neal is the same way about me working - if I want to, fine, and if not, that was fine with him, too. I worked a couple of temporary jobs filling in, and he asked "how come the money I earn is our money but the money you earn is your money?" LOL! Silly boy, didn't he know I had to get shoes and stuff!! LOL! I was able to volunteer in Katie's school a lot and it was fun. I used to always help with the Kindergarten round-up. Plus I've done some volunteering the the Hospice program - their "Bakers and Takers" which is to take a cake or brownies to the funeral home after one of the hospice patients dies. I quit that after I got back on WW, lol.

Kathy - glad to see you! How're the kids? I bet the little one especially liked Easter. You are the one around here who is my height - 5'9" - where do you find jeans long enough? I have had to resort to Walmart's Just My Size to get the Longs, but they don't come in the darker denim that I like.

Angie my dear - you have been too scarce around here! What's going on??

Thank you so much to all of you who said Neal and I are cute together! I often coordinate our outfits, lol, at least make it so we don't clash. He tells people that if I change my mind about what I'm wearing before we go out, he has to change his clothes, too. (It's true, lol :o )

Going shopping in a little while, then will putter in the yard some more. It is just too pretty to stay indoors. Hope you have a good day, and I'll bbl.

Jana

Marti
04-15-2004, 11:09 AM
Morning ladies--

Getting ready for school and I thought I would pop in quickly.......

Why is everyone here so much taller than me?!! :D I'm not even quite 5'1"!! Jana wonders where you get jeans that are tall enough....how about jeans for the little shorties!!

My jeans are considered "short" not "average" or "tall" and I still have to roll them up if I don't wear my clunky boots!!! :lol:

Yeah....poor me!!! :dizzy:

Ok...I will be back later to do individuals...must get out the door for school.


BBL
Marti

Marti
04-15-2004, 11:13 AM
Oh and if anyones wondering,,,,James is only 5'8" Which makes for a perfect short couple!!! :D


(hey...when ever I try to insert a smilie.....it won't let me!! I did copy and paste from my other thread!)

FrouFrou
04-15-2004, 03:39 PM
Jana~Nothing wrong with coordinating your outfits, especially for a picture! I really do like the blue you both are wearing. I need to get some spring clothes-love all the pinks, purples & blues they have. I will try and get a photo of me and Vince posted today sometime. The most recent one was at Christmas time.

Marti~That's nice James gives you the option of not working if you don't want to. Vince is the same. But for years I had money coming in and now I feel a little odd not having my own money. Plus, I like just getting out of the house. I too volunteered for years and thoroughly enjoyed it, and would like to again some day. It is a nice feeling helping others.

Hi Kathy~did you receive my Easter card?? I should have sent yours and Angie's earlier than the others but sent them all at the same time. Of course I don't know how long it takes to receive mail from here. I hope it didn't get lost in the mail.

Susan~I think I would stick with the jeans also. Like Marti said, without seeing what kind of brown or seeing the brown and black together it would be hard to tell. I also like Jana's suggestion of a spring top with jeans. And I agree, whatever you wear you will be purdy! Now we know what Rebecca & Gaby look like, and they are cutie's-we need to see Miss. Rachel.

Well, I had the MRI done, and I hope I NEVER have to have another! One othe questions on the papers I had to fill out was "Are you claustrophobic?" I put kind of. I am afraid of small spaces, closed in, and small cars. I should have checked YES, because that was freaking me out. I was trying to calm myself before getting on the table but I didn't relax till it was probably half over. I just closed my eyes and tried to go to a happy place. Took 30 minutes! :yikes: Wasn't working though with all the noise. Never would have thought they could be so noisy. It was like a jackhammer going off in your ear. Anywho, should know something in a few days. He said "We will have the results to you in 24 hours." Not sure if he actually meant me or the doc. Yes, Susan it was for my right arm/shoulder. Of course he asked me if I was having back pain and I said no because she threw in a lower lumbar. he checked the order and said yeah, it's right, a lower (cervical) lumbar. I am assuming she wanted to make sure everything was fine because when I had my pap she said my cervix was tilted-not sure why or what would cause that but we will see. That was my big plans for the day. Thought I might go take a short nap since I got up so early and ended up going to bed late. Didn't get to sleep till about 1 am. Probably won't though, maybe stick it out and go to bed early tonight. I've got to do my e-cards today for the rest of April. And get some cards ready to mail to the kids at MACS. I have just been a chatty kathy the last few days, not sure why. So I will end this now and try to get back later.

Hi Angie, Katie, Rita, Kayecee, & Shanna

Have a great day ladies! :wave:

Mom2Gaby
04-15-2004, 05:04 PM
I am at the library and the Gabster is being rowdy!!

I can't write much.

HI KATHY!!! So happy to see you posting!!!

I am glad the MRI is over with Cristi.

Rebecca did faint so I was worried bout that, plus she hadn't had a physical in a long time, Jana. She is ok though-

Found a shirt and Burlingam Coat Factory. Kind of an olive green color....pheasant??? style. The sleeves stop just below the elbow...along with the GAP jeans and Natural Soul black slip ons??? that is that.....lol....oh, pink toe nails-.The shirt was 7.98........so surprised but it was what I liked. Found a LIz Claiborne(??) black purse at Ross's for 12.99........all set!!
Need to take the car through the car wash tomorrow and vacuum out....lol

Getting Rachel for outdoor school- need to get the house picked up.

Better go........just popping in :)

Miss all the MIA's.........:) :)

Oh- ya........Alex is 5'8 Marti...just like James :) He says he is 175 and needs to lose 5 pounds?? He looks good in his picture- 175 dpesn't seem like much???

TTFN :)

Marti
04-15-2004, 05:58 PM
Hello....

Just a quick chat since I have someone coming over so he can do his resume. He needs my help! :D

Susan--I think it's funny when men think they need to lose weight or gain weight. James keeps saying that he needs to gain. Since sony, he has lost almost 20lbs. He's down from a 210 to a 190. Of coarse, not too much of it was FAT!!!! He used to work out everyday and for this last year we haven't gone to the gym. Had to cancel our membership. But I think he still looks big in my eyes....isn't that all that matters?

Cristi--You poor thing being claustraphobic!! I had an MRI done when I was in highschool. They were trying to find out why I would pass out all the time. Finally had to have the docs look at me when I woke up at the hospital. I think it was lack of food....you know in high school...you have to try and stay trim and just not eat....(very stupid) but it finally stopped. I'm glad it all over and done with for you. Now you can relax on your own bed and think happy thoughts!! :)

Ok.....I will chat more later on...

Marti

SqueakMouse
04-15-2004, 08:09 PM
Hey, I know it has been a while since I have posted, but I started my new job this week and I have been soo tired when I got home that I didn't want to do anything. I am not used to getting up at 6:00 or earlier and working until 4:00 in the evening. I am also not used to sitting down for hours at a time while working. My legs hurts so bad, I thought for a minute there I was getting blood clots in my legs or something. I am used to standing for twelve hour shifts and I think I would rather do that than sit down and be more uncomfortable. But, this is the first week of training, only four more to go. I have a feeling I am not going to like this job, but I just have to think that i only have to work here until next year or sooner if it doesn't work with my class schedule in the fall. I have twenty credits the fall term and will be working from 9:00 to 5:30 a.m. five days a week. So, who knows if that will work or not or if it will make me sick from lack of sleep and food. Anywho, that is what I have been doing.
Jana: I will put my two cents worth in and let you know that your and your hubby are sooo cute together. You look so pretty and he looks all snazzy in his outfit. Good work on the continued weight loss stuff. You are so awesome.
Susan: good luck on your date!! I will be thinking of you and sending you good vibes. I was up in your neck of the woods last saturday and beeped my car horn in your general direction.
Kayecee: Hello where are you??? Get your behind over hear missy!!!! :lol:
To everyone else, I hope your day is going well and I will do more individuals when I catch up with everyone's jabbering. hee hee.
Later gators.

Jane
04-15-2004, 09:44 PM
Hiya ladies,

Marti - I do feel the pain for ya, finding jeans at your height, too. Everything is aimed at the 5'6" woman. Sheesh! However, at least you can find a petite section in most stores, but try to find a tall section - no way!

Cristi - OMG, I am so sorry about the MRI claustraphobia! Our hospital has an open one, I think. If I ever need an MRI, that's the kind I'd have to do. Remember the old stand-up tanning booths? I only tried that once, and felt like I was in a coffin! I didn't even finish my minutes, lol.

Shanna - I told Neal you said he was snazzy in his Easter outfit, and it made him smile. Just like women, men never lose their ego, either, lol. Sorry your legs hurt so much! Try to pamper yourself with some bubble baths and massages to help with the pain.

Susan - hon, a pheasant is a bird, lol, I think you mean a "peasant" top! Those were hot in the 60's, too - I had a little white eyelet one with an elastic neckline .. sorry, I digress, lol. Anyway, you made out like a bandit with your bargains, and I think you will look very pretty Saturday. Wonder if he is going through any confusion as to what HE will wear??

Well, I got my shopping done and included in my purchases 2 toy bubble mowers for the twins, from Walmart. I saw them the other day, but passed on them, now today they were marked down a little, so I took that as a sign that my grandkids should have them, lol. Plus, I got a HUGE container of bubbles for $1.97.

Gotta go watch Something's Got To Give w/my sweetie.

Jana

FrouFrou
04-15-2004, 09:48 PM
Just a quick Hi while I am wasting time waiting for CSI to come on- hope it's not a rerun.

Marti~I am so happy to be done with the MRI-it was almost as bad as going to the dentist! :yikes: I never can relax anytime I have to go to any kind of doctor, etc.

Shanna~glad to finally see ya checkin' in girly. Thought I was going to have to come to OR and see if you were still kickin'! Hope the job gets better as it goes along. I bet it is hard sitting all day when you were used to standing. I too prefer a standing job. My booty is big enough from sittin' on it all day. Okay, most of the day. :lol:

Susan~You mean to tell me you have been keeping a picture of Alex from us??!! :)

Jana~Did you get your time out in the yard today and your shopping done? It was soo windy here today, and yesterday. Hope it's not this weekend so hopefully we can get something done. It is supposed to get up in the 80's, not sure I am ready for the 80's yet.

Well, have a good night everyone. I'll be seeing ya tomorrow sometime. :wave:

P.S. Jana, guess we were posting at the same time, and I see you got your shopping done. :) It was an open one (the MRI) but that thing was an inch from my face and with the neck brace on and being told not to move! :yikes: How do you not move for 30 minutes?? I just felt like I was in a box. Who knows maybe it was just fear of the unknown?? You know not having gone through it before and not knowing what to expect. Oh well it is over.

Mom2Gaby
04-15-2004, 11:11 PM
Evening-

waaaaa,waaaaaa missed you guys today!! I feel SOOOO behind-lol

Pheasant?? Peasant?? lol- ok I spelled it wrong.Gabrielle was all over the library. I kept finding her at a desk playing with post it notes-

The color is SAGE so it says on the top. It says compare at $26.....the purse was compare at $50...yay.I never had a purse before always use to put $$$ in my shoes-lol....of course I am grown up now and put it in my back pocket- though I do have a little wallet-

I would HATE an MRI , Cristi.My mom has had one and the ex....couldn't get me in one- would have to be an open MRI

Kathy- HI :) I know. I owe you pictures.Tomorrow , ok?? I will get some out in the mail.I have some on disc. - need your email though :)

YAY- Shanna......missed you. Love the thought you honked your horn in my direction-.....lol.

Marti- I did get an email from Alex further explaining his weight- as only men can do.He explains that he really just wants to tone up and build muscle.Mainly because he is going to be on a baseball team and they start playing next week-blah-blah.

YEP- Cristi.......I have a picture of him...:)...I was going to share it with you but wanted to meet him first.Wouldn't make much sense to show you if it wasn't going to go anywhere.But I will email it to you. He is with his children- 12 & 9- in the pic's

It has been a really long day.Alex( alex,alex,alex.......sorry-after Saturday I won't talk about him anymore...lol))
Oh, he called-
He is super easy to talk to and he was calling from work.He said we didn't have to go to the Olive Garden, it was just a suggestion- I could pick anything I wanted-actually, I am kind of wanting an omlete-....lol....

One thing that was sweet- he traveled to California and stopped to make his kids this tuna lunch thing- not a sandwish-.....he said he stopped at a rest stop and pulled out his chopping block and chopped onions and some other things- his daughter said......" you aren't really going to do that here are you??".....lol- he said she loved it though.He said he could have pulled through a McDonalds and ordered burgers & fries--- but he wants his kids to eat healthy- I thought that was so sweet- how many parents pack the chopping block and onions for a road trip??? lol

Anyway, enough about that-
My boss gave me a grapefruit on his way out....lol.It was really good-

K- best get to work....

TTFN :)

Marti
04-15-2004, 11:19 PM
Hello once again!!

The resume is done. I told him I would help...and that is what I did. I sat next to him and made him do most of the work. I would have done it myself, but the man needed to do it. He already had one made, but he wanted it to look better and add more information. Printed it on some nice resume paper and voila'!!!

James and I have both been sitting at the dining room table studying. I was doing accounting and he was doing his studying for his training. I almost started to giggle just sitting there in silence....I don't know what was coming over me. So I had to get up and smoke a cigarette. Felt like being back in junior high and some cute guy sits next you that you have a crush on but neither one of you say anything...... (ok...I must be in a weird mood, because I'm still laughing about it....and it's nothing!)

Jana--I laughed out loud when I read your post about Susan's "pheasant" shirt. (sorry Susan) it was cute.

Susan--My apologies for having the giggles tonight. So you have a photo of Alex? Would he mind letting you post???????

Cristi--Dentist are AWFUL!! Anything that has to be dealt with in the mouth is a pain!! (no pun intended) I hate going to the dentist.

Shanna--I really do hope your job gets better for you. You may enjoy it after awhile, but once school gets going again for you.....I will be keeping and eye on you!! I don't want you getting sick from exhaustion. It's not worth it!

Angie.....where you at girl?

Kathy--Glad to see you pop in today!! And yes...I've been blessed with having met and falling in love with an incredible man. Very sweet I must say. I told him today that I hit the jackpot with him!!!
BTW...if you wouldn't mind sharing your address or e-mail with me to exchange future cards...would you mind PMing them to me?? I will respond and send you mine.

Ok...I just wanted to pop in again and say hello. You all have a good night. I need to go finish my accounting and then call it quits for the night on homework and just relax!!!

Take Care
Marti

Marti
04-15-2004, 11:22 PM
Susan--You must have been on while I was typing away....

As for after Saturday and not talking about Alex....good luck!! :D I'm sure you'll have even more to say after then!!!!

Ok...now I'm really going.

Katiecat
04-16-2004, 12:52 PM
Once again, shock of shocks :fr: I am the first one here this morning. :coffee: And most of you all are in later time zones -- what's up with that? Haven't you all realized -- I am not a morning person! I thought we had talked about this before... ;)

This is my Friday off -- I work 9 hour days to get every other Friday off. I actually stayed home sick with a migraine yesterday...haven't had one bad enough to keep me off work for several months. They've gotten worse in the last few years, but I think they are hormone-related. Cristi, I feel for you about the MRI. The doc wanted to do one to check out my migraines (since my dad died of a brain tumor, and my sister had a brain tumor removed, but it was benign). But I was so panicked about being enclosed in a box for half an hour I couldn't handle it. It would have felt like I was in a coffin! :yikes: I think if it had been absolutely necessary, they would have had to sedate me. But they ended up doing a CAT scan instead, and it was all open, and didn't freak me out at all. I'm glad your MRI is over, and I hope the doc is able to use the info to find out why your arm is causing you so much pain...and to fix it! Is the medicine you found for your fever blister called "Abreva"? It's a ridiculous price, but it really works like magic.

My oldest son, Erik, is on leave and visiting for a couple of weeks. He wants to go everywhere today -- Jamba Juice for breakfast, the game store, the mall, Chipotle to meet my husband for lunch -- so it will be busy busy busy -- as soon as he gets out of bed! I threatened to go in there an play "Revellie" on a kazoo if he isn't up by 8:30. :drill: Erik is an artist, and there is a small art gallery in the lobby of my work. The exhibit this month is by two sculptors, who have some really wild and weird stuff I think he'll like...we'll try to swing by there, too, for a few minutes to check it out.

Susan, your outfit sounds like it's really cute! I love peasant-style clothes, 'cuz I'm totally a hippie at heart :D And I just love :love: bargains like the ones you get at Ross. But what do you mean, you've never had a purse before! Are you kidding??? Where on earth do you keep your LIFE?!? You can't put keys and chapstick and gum and tickets and shopping lists and pens and receipts and cell phones and calculators and checkbooks and business cards in your SHOE! :lol:

Jana, your Neal sounds like such a wonderful, supportive guy. I know everyone's already told you this, but you two are such a cute couple :cheers: I haven't posted in a while and I was skimming through all the posts, and since your signature changes even on your older posts, I read "35 1/2 pounds gone" and I thought, "Wow, how long has it been since I've read the board???" :lol3: Seriously though, I agree with Neal -- you should most definitely count every single stick of butter you lost last year and kept off. You worked hard for that -- you are doing great and we are all very proud of you! :D

Marti, how are things in scrapbook/honeymoon land? Congrats to James for the RR job!!! :bravo: And good for you on your Accounting test score!

Hi to Rita, Angie, Shanna, Kayecee, Kat... :wave:

OK, it's 8:50...time to go kick Mr. Vacation out of bed... :coach:

See you soon,

Katiecat

FrouFrou
04-16-2004, 01:51 PM
Good morning Katie~I agree what is up with that?? What time did you get up this morning lady to be the first one to post?? The prescription I have is for Valtrex and yes it high priced-thank goodness for insurance. We usually pay $5 for prescriptions but this was $15 and I wondered why. Well, without insurance it would have cost $259!! :yikes: Who could afford it?? It does really knock it out though-I guess it should do something for that price! Enjoy your day off and your time with Erik. Hope you and Erik have a fabulous time today!

Miss Jana~where are you today? You are usually the first to post. Hope everything is okay. How was Something's GOt to Give? I have been wanting to see that.

Susan~Apparently it didn't sink in that you never carry a purse! Yikes lady, as Katie said-where do you put your life?! Geez, I think I have everything in my purse except the kitchen sink! :lol: I would have to have some awfully BIG shoes to get all that I carry. Let's see, kleenex, womanly things, two shades of lipstick, checkbook, wallet, brush, band-aids, tweezers, finger nail file, mirror, lotion, chapstick, aspirin, and more-wow, no wonder my shoulder hurts. I like peasant shirts also. I always wore them in the 70's and that is one thing from the 70's that I actually like that made a comeback. Todays peasant shirts are much cuter! How early are you going to have to leave for your big day tomorrow? I will be thinking of you guys and sending some good vibes for a GREAT date! :crossed: :goodvibes:

Marti~That's nice, you helping that guy do his resume. Aaaww, I am picturing you and James studying together, how sweet :love: I too HATE going to the Dentist, but am afraid it is long overdue and that is next on my list. As much as I hate going, it has to be done. I need to find a good one first. That's the biggest problem, finding one I trust, and that won't hurt me. :)

Hi Angie, Kathy, Kat, Kayecee, Rita, & Shanna, & Skew-think I got everyone in this time! :)

Don't have much planned for the day. Need to go apply for a couple of jobs and do laundry. Anxiously awaiting the results of the MRI. The doctors office called this morning but it was just the results of the pap, darn. Well, I need to get off this thing and get started with the day. Hope EVERYONE has a WONDERFUL day! BBL

Mom2Gaby
04-16-2004, 02:28 PM
Good Morning!!

Hiya Katie :) So nice to see you posting!! Kind of early though- lol.....what time was that post?? Great about being able to spend time with your son- my ex had a grandaughter in Iraq and a grandson is getting ready to go over in a couple of weeks.
The weird thing about the grandaughter is she served right when it began and come home safe.-only to be with a co worker in a fast food drive thru and the co workers estranged hubby opened fire on them both(he followed them on lunch break). The co worker died and the grandaughter was grazed-
Anyway, that was a couple of months ago--- ever hear that news story down south Marti???

I know- too much Starbucks running through my system- chatter,chatter......

Never had a purse- drove the ex NUTS- lol.......he hated it always bugged me to get one- the more he bugged the more I resisted. Just carry it in my shoe or pocket....or throw it under the car seat...lol

My co worker & I were talking and she said I really need a purse- wouldn't be cool to pull $$$$$ out of my stinky shoes- besides I am wearing sandels....:)
So, ya.........I have a purse- YAY!!!!

It is sweet that you (Marti)and James were working at the kitchen table together- almost can picture it.....and you full of your giggles- very cute!!!

Kathy!!! OMG- got the pic's photo copied and will mail off- Impressed myself that I did that this morning - always am putting things off ---- but the LAzerquik was by Starbucks and I said I can't have coffee til I make Kathys copies....lol- Gaby was a terror though-

Hope you are feeling better Cristi and Katie :) What are you up to Jana?? AND where is our ANG????? TAner and Brandon won't let her on the puter??? lol I hope she is ok--- lost in Home Depot or something ---

Nothing new about Alex......will send a pic to Cristi & Marti- since you wanted to see. He is Hispanic of course and speak Spanish & French- teaching himself Italian now,....lol, he is so cute.Very excited about meeting him and not at all nervous....chatter, chatter......though I probably will be when the caffeine rush is over with,,,,,,lol

YIKES- Gabster is lost in Library!! best get....lol

TTFN

Jane
04-16-2004, 09:20 PM
Hi ladies,

Cristi - did you get your MRI results yet? Glad the pap was fine - at least I guess it was, or you would've said so. The movie Something's Got to Give was... not bad. It had it's funny moments, and I'm glad I saw it, but I don't think I would bother watching it again. I am a big fan of Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton and Keanue Reeves, though, so that made it better. Btw, I guess the peasant tops were popular in the 70's, not the 60's. I wish I had saved some of my stuff for Katie. She loves vintage clothes.

Susan - OMG!!! Alex is a hottie!! And his kids are cute, too. Were they skiing? You guys will make an adorable couple. Also, you gotta know we don't care how much you talk about Alex! That's what this board is for - to talk about the important things in our lives. Btw, it's so sweet that he chopped and cooked on the road for his kids. Are you getting really nervous? I'll be thinking of you tomorrow. Check in before you leave, if you have time.

Marti - well, Missy, you sure had the giggles last night, lol. Dentists? I use to hate going, then I found a real gentle one, and go every 6 months to get my teeth cleaned. He has filled cavities, etc, and is a sweetie and doesn't make any sudden moves on me, lol. Let's all sing now - I Want a Man (dentist) With A Slow Hand, lol!!

Katie - hope your migraine is all gone and that you had a good time today with your son. I can see how my signature would confuse a person, lol. Sorry about that! But I do feel better including all the pounds I've lost from my highest weight. I took quite a few tops and pants out of the closet recently that are too big and will pass them on to someone else. That felt so good to do!

Yes, usually I'm the early bird here, but have a cold and achy joints. Yuk. I just got over being down and out with a bad back, now this. I've got medicine head now. I have to tell you, though, I caught the cold from my littlest grandbaby, so it's okay.

I have done real well with FT this week, and will be glad to get back to regular WW tomorrow. I'll be back in the AM with the weight loss report.

Be good,
Jana

Marti
04-16-2004, 10:25 PM
Evening ladies--

Typical Oregon weather we got going on here...sun, then rain, sun, then rain, sun....and now it's just raining. :dizzy:

Katie--Glad to hear from you. Always good to catch up with the ones that don't post as often. I hope your son didn't exhaust ya during all is stops he wanted to make! :D You say he's on leave, is he in the military? I'm glad you're getting some time with him. Always nice to be with family you don't see much.

Cristi--Don't you think that the results should be automatic? Nothing like waiting around by the phone to hear from the doctor! I hope they have good news for you. As for laundry....I'm needing to do a load myself so thank you for reminding me!

Susan--I got the picture of Alex...very handsome man. I can understand why you are so worried about what to wear!! And his kids are adorable. Looks like a happy little family. You're going to have to post an extra long post tomorrow night or Sunday morning and tell us all about your first meeting with him.

Jana--I hope you start feeling better. Achey bones never feel good. I came home tired today. (and I was only at school for 2 hrs.) I had to go to Michaels today after school to see if they got their shipment in for the memory makers tool set....of coarse they didn't!! I have the rain check in my purse still though. I want to be able to use my eyelets I've bought!!

Scrapbooking has been slow for me. I see all these fantastic idea's and can't seem to come up with my own creative thoughts. So I'm going to have to start borrowing ideas. I tried working on a page today of Jhanai....I managed to get the mats all cut out and then stopped. I'm going to see my sister tomorrow and I plan on bringing my stuff and getting her to do some scrapbooking with me. :D

Well heck....I'm not full of anything interesting today so I suppose I will go for now.

Have a great night!!

Marti

Mom2Gaby
04-16-2004, 10:27 PM
Hi Jana-

Did I send you a picture?? lol I was having a horrible time on the computer at that library trying to attach Alex's picture- I know I was able to send it to Cristi & Marti and by the time I got to you I was out of puter minutes- though I tried to send it, I guess it went through??
duh- you got it somehow....lol
I thought he was handsome when I saw his picture for the first time on a Christian meeting site but didn't think he was really my type- never have been interested in Hispanic, even though I am half---just thought I would go against type, maybe get some luck in the process.So, I did writeto him and he was happy to get my response, someone close by--- in the same time zone and all........ He certainly has been very nice to me and respectful.I really have enjoyed getting to know him and not at all nervous for tomorrow's meeting,very excited and can't wait to get on the road!! Crank up the radio and cruz the HWY...lol.....
I told him he was a nice man and he joked back "oh, don't say that.....nice men never get the girl"....blah,blah...........
Weather might be light showers tomorrow , bought a smaller turtleneck so might wear that- and I guess we are going for the movie :).....and I bought some Altoids(sp) because we can always hope and if he wants to hold my hand , I won't protest----course, I should meet him first before I say all this.....lol.......

I hope you are feeling better Jana- and the grandbaby!!!

Hope all is well with Cristi :) Certainly do miss Angie :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: - hope she is ok........

I weighed today. I won't be able to get on tomorrow. I GAINED half a pound, I am 147.5--- oh hum---ain't sweating it......

I guess that is it. Will try to pop on before I end my shift tonight. Am calling Alex at 9:3PM to make sure we are on the same page. My mom is ending up watching Gabster after all.......yay- and Rachel is all ready for outdoor school- just need to run the car through the wash and clean the window closest to Gaby's seat.....lol - all sorts of smeared goodies on that window....lol

THANKS!!! Appreciate your support........he can turn out half of what I think he will be and still be great....:)

TTFN

Mom2Gaby
04-17-2004, 12:16 AM
Hi Marti-

We must have been posting at the same time?? Have you ever bought those Scrapbooking mag's?? Might give you some new idea's there.....you having scrapbooking block?? lol
Hope you guys down south have a good week- should see some sunbreaks.

Oh- ya.......he was skiing somewhere, though he doesn't do that often-

Sigh* ok.....wish someone was around to talk with!! I washed the darn car and washed the inside. Did a load of laundry.Taking Gabster and dropping her off at 9am at Grandma's.........90 minute drive to the capitol, suppose to meet at 11am- going to change it to 11:30 though and chaning the Olive Garden to a Shari's or a pancake house- I want eggs-...lol...he won't care- I know he likes me-....lol.....

I swear.......I feel a monthly visitor coming on- better not be tomorrow!!

ARGHHHHHHHHHH :)..lol

OK- talk Sunday.......pass the pic around if you want. I am not going to be able to send out anymore from this office computer-

and got the email Cristi- Thanks :)

TTFN:)

Mom2Gaby
04-17-2004, 01:17 AM
OMG!!!!

There is an International Pancake House right next to the theatre in the capitol!!!! I have never been so excited-- how perfect is that???

lol

Ok............I am excited- goofy and crampy.What a wonderful combo.....

OMG!! I get to call him in a second......

argh........wish you guys were around *sigh*.....

tata :)

Jane
04-17-2004, 09:21 AM
Hi ladies,

Marti - hope you have fun scrapbooking with your sister today. It is always more fun with 2, I think. I don't do very well coming up with new ideas, either, Marti. Never said I was creative, lol. The pages you've shown us are really good, though.

Susan - maybe the 1/2 pound is due to TOM? It's cool that there's an IHOP right next to the theater! Have fun today, and you know we want details when you get back!

Angie - where are you?? We miss you!!

Hi to all the others.

I am on Katie's computer cause mine doesn't want to cooperate today.
Yikes, I hope there's nothing majorly wrong this time.

Got on the scale - 3 1/4 more pounds gone for good!! I love WW!!!! I'm really glad to be back to regular WW today, though.

I feel so much better today and hope to get the house cleaned up. Everything is dusty, and every room needs swept. Plus I need to do a load of towels and the sheets. Today is a good day to hang out the sheets.

Be good,
Jana

Kayecee
04-17-2004, 09:50 AM
I haven't even had time to log on and check up on everyone this week! So sorry girls, but if anyone has given birth or won the lottery or something else important.... congratulations! :D

It has been an absolute madhouse around here. We went to get our camper on Monday and I think I have been cleaning and buying stuff ever since. School has been nuts. The nurse has been sick, so I wound up doing crosswalk duty all week. Of course, I had a nice break yesterday- the kids that I deal with all went on a field trip so I did basically two things- diddly and squat! :lol:

My mom got a call at school yesterday. Her brother died. We have family coming in, so I probably won't get to check in much this weekend. The poor man has had a lot of health problems over the past few years. He had a kidney transplant and a lot of heart problems then. I know he is better off now, but it still doesn't make it easier on the family. His step-daughter had to check into the emergency room after he passed. Y'all really need to remember them if you don't mind- especially her- she blames God. :(

Well, I think I hear DH pulling in the drive. He took some eggs (we have chickens now) to the men's fellowship breakfast at church. I promise that I will try to check in later. Bye girls.

Mom2Gaby
04-17-2004, 11:53 AM
7:50 am

Hi,

So sorry about your uncle Kayecee, many warm thoughts and prayers to your family.
Happy to have you posting!!

CONGRATS Jana!!! That is a super weekly weight loss :) How are you feeling with the aches???? How is the grandbaby??

Got on the scale this morning and it was 146.5 ,,,,,yay.....down half a pound instead of the up half a pound-

Going to headover to my mothers slowly- can't be there til 9am- she wanted to get her laundry done before the Gabster arrived-

Been up since 4:30am - couldn't sleep- probably have 4 hours in-
Bought a small coffee- hope that doesn't get me tooooo jittery- the 20oz always does----

Already to go!!! YAY- pulled my hair back alittle- think it makes me look younger and lighter--lol.....I hope at least- really need a full length mirror-- kept hopping up and down on a chair in front of the medicine cabinet--

Purse is packed-- nifty little invention.....lol--

Excited :) talk at you tomorrow...............

AAAaaaaaaaanngie.......we miss you!!! :)

FrouFrou
04-17-2004, 12:33 PM
Susan~you sound so very excited, as you should be. I do hope you and Alex have a grand time. Thanks for the photo of him-yes-he is a hottie! :love: Okay, you have never been to a IHOP or to that IHOP?? The times DH and I have gone we try to order something other than breakfast but it never works. Their breakfast is so good, the omelettes and waffles. Now you know why I am fat!! Anyway, enjoy your day with Alex and yes, we want details!

Kayecee~nice to see you check in. Sorry to hear about your Uncle. I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers, especially the step-sister. Her blaming God is a natural feeling when someone loses a loved one, in most people. We always think that if God really cared he wouldn't take them away. I speak from experience. I think it is just part of the grieving process (anger) and something she will come to terms with eventually. At least she is not blaming herself, like I did. I will keep her in my prayers as well as your whole family. :grouphug:

Jana, Jana, Jana~I am going to have to come and stay with you so you can keep me in line with this weight. WOW!! I am very proud of you. Another big loss-CONGRAT'S and :bravo: Keep it up and you will make goal in no time at all. :cp: :dancer: Hope you are feeling better today.

Marti~have fun with your sister today. I wish my sisters were close enough that we could get together, I miss that. And yes I do wish results were automatic.

Hi to everyone else, Angie, Katie, Kat, Shanna, Kathy, & Rita.

Well, I didn't hear anything about the MRI yesterday-bummer. I do hate waiting around. If I haven't heard anything by Monday afternoon I am going to call my doc and see if she will call in a prescription for some pain pills. The past week it has worsened and it is a pain, very bothersome. I would just like to have one day without the pain. Anyway, I hope they can do something for it/me. No plans for today, except to get the laundry folded and put away that I did yesterday. Do a little ironing, and need to vacuum, don't like light colored carpet, it shows everything and needs to be vacuumed every other day (not that I do it every other day). One day I would like to get some berber carpet-love it. It doesn't show footprints or little crumbs and such. DH has to work today so no yard work-I am getting antsy about getting that done. Once we do that I think we are going to stain the deck-just don't like the natural look. I weighed in this morning and not sure if I lost, gained or maintained.I know it is a lot lower than the docs scales-I almost died when I stepped on those scales, but then I remembered, I had breakfast, a large diet coke, a bottle of water and my clothes on! Actually, they were only 4 pounds more than what my scales say, so I guess that's not so bad. I am thinking my scales are fine because my clothes definitely weighed 2-3 pounds, right?? I had some khakis on, a t-shirt, a denim shirt (I was cold) and my jewelry. I decided to change my weigh in day to Saturday instead of Monday, seems to be a better day-I guess. If I am going to mess up I usually do it during the week so don't know which is a better day to weigh in. I think I am getting there though. I've got the vitamins, and water thing down. I have actually been drinking 3 bottles of water. Trying to work up to four. That's about all I have ladies. Hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday and the sun is shining in your little corner of the world. :sunny: It is kind of cloudy here and windy as usual. Anyway, have a good one girls, I think I am going to go check the P.O. box and go for a walk at the park over there. BBL

Marti
04-17-2004, 12:51 PM
Good morning.....

Hey Jana....FANTASTIC on the weightloss!!! Amazing.

I too changed my weigh in day (strange how we think alike on here!)...I weighed in this morning and I'm sitting nicely (do I want to consider it nice?) on 150 (again) but I'm in the middle of TOM and I always feel so bloated through out!! But I really want to work on getting at least 5lbs. off this month. So later on tonight I'm going to start my pilates again and once the weather dries up a bit I will grab my pedometer, MP3 Player and start walking. Gotta get this fat off somehow!!

Well ladies,,
I will do individuals later on today....I'm off to see my sister.

Marti

FrouFrou
04-17-2004, 10:46 PM
DO NOT POST HERE! See ya at Chit Chat #43.