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08-31-2004, 09:25 PM
Welcome to the Jaded Ladies! :wave:

We are a friendly group that shares all the daily aspects of our lives with each other... not just weight loss. Won't you join us? :cofdate:

08-31-2004, 09:37 PM
Hi ladies,

Barb - hope you have a good day off tomorrow and have time to chit chat with us awhile.

Cristi - Oh my goodness! Your poor DS!! You know that had to hurt like heck, and yet he was loyal enough to stay at work. He oughta get Employee of the Month for that! Did you get any good buys at Sams?

Marti - hope Jhanai is excited about writing to my niece. Dani is a good kid. Didn't have lunch with my friend today. She had a doctor's appt., so we just talked on the phone. How's grandpa? Ok, I hope. Yes, I will buy The Passion. I haven't seen it yet, but wanted to wait until I could watch it in my own home and not make a fool of myself.

Hi to Katy, Jen, Shanna, Sue, Susan, Mindee, Julie, & Angie. Also anyone I may have left out accidentally.

Guess what I did tonight???? I learned to operate the riding mower!!!! I tried it when we first moved out here, and felt very uncomfortable, but now I don't. Actually, it was fun, but I wouldn't want to do the whole mowable yard which is a little more than 2 acres. My dog, Molly, didn't like it at all, and followed me, worried. What a sweetie!


08-31-2004, 10:17 PM
Well it's about 10pm here and I just got in from the hospital....Tonight was tough I lost my first pediatric!!!! I was doing cpr and it just wouldn't work, we had to throw the towel in...poor little 6 year old boy was hit by a motorcycle and came in having severe seizures.....I felt so bad for the parents..... You never really know what to say.......

On a better note, I had my annual review today at work and got very good reviews from my boss....She said that I am exceeding my job title and she is very impressed...she said I will be getting a nice pay increase next month when our raises are applied!!!! So I was happy about that, it's always nice to be told you're doing a good job!!!
Anyway hope everyone else had a great day and I'll check back in for personals tomorrow when I have a bit more time to catch up with the posts!!!

Have a good night


08-31-2004, 11:18 PM
Hello ladies.....I'm back---again. :D

Jana--Jhanai told me to tell you Thank you again for finding someone. Then she told me to get on here and tell everyone that she wants to start with just one penpal! I told her that writing isn't a bad thing and it would do some good to her writing, her penmanship, and communication. But...I told her that I would. So she'll start with Dani. She has already started a letter. She told me to let you know (or Dani) that it may be awhile before she mails it because she wants me to read it first. But also wants me to give you her address in case Dani wants to go ahead and write. I will PM you her info. She really liked how they have some things in common.

Julie--Glad you got a great review!! I miss having reviews!! When I worked at supervisors were so nice in the way they worded things. In the almost 4 years of working there, I've had 4 different supervisors. They all said the same thing: That I was VERY good with my communication skills and never hesitated using them. :lol: But I always got the most out of my raise that was it couldn't have been to bad. Happy to hear yours went so well!!

Evening to the rest of you ladies!!

Having a uneventful evening. Been going through photos to see if I can find any to do a page in scrapbooking. Of coarse I have TONS of photos...but there are just some that don't inspire me to do a page....if that makes any sense. Just a photo that would belong in an album.
I did find a photo of me when I was 10. I tried scanning it and it was so small....then I put it on Photobucket and tried seeing how it would look here when I posted....and it was HUGE!! The photo itself was small but the area around it was too much!! Need to learn how to fix that. I wanted to put a photo of me and one of Jhanai next to each other and have you see if you can see the resemblance. Some day....I will figure it out...or get James to help me!! :D

Ok....I'm rambling on here. Talk to you later gals!

08-31-2004, 11:53 PM
Cristi--How in the world did I miss that your son hurt himself??? How thoughtless of me! I do hope he's ok! You have one devoted son to stay and finish up the job!! Me....I'd be crying like a baby (a loud one at that). I'm glad to hear that it wasn't too serious that he had to be admitted to the hospital. I'm blowing him a kiss for his booboo! (won't he like hearing that?) :)

Rk--Did I miss something??? Are we calling you Katy now? I can do that. I suppose with all the other Katy's not posting much it's doable. So when are we going to meet another Marti?? :D (that's female!) I'm off.

09-01-2004, 10:17 AM
Happy Hump Day! :coffee:

Julie - so so sorry about the 6 y/o who didn't make it. That would haunt me for a long time, I think. At least you know you did everything you could to save him. I didn't even know the boy, but it makes me teary just thinking about him. On the up side, YAY for your good review! And the raise will be nice to have, too! You ought to buy yourself a nice gift for all your hard work and accomplishments.

Marti - I'll give Dani Jhanai's info and leave it up to her if she wants to go ahead and write, ok? She probably will, lol. I know what you mean about a photo having to be just right to use in scrapbooking. Some of them just sing, don't they? About Katy, since we don't have any others around anymore on a regular basis, I asked if we could call her that, since that is her real name.

I'm headed out in about 1/2 hour to go to the park with Mary and the girls. That will be my exercise for the day, because I know they'll really give me a workout! LOL!


09-01-2004, 12:33 PM
Morning Ladies~

Marti~I didn't have a chance to talk to DS about the overseas thing. He is working and going to school and I didn't even see him come home! I knew he did but he's been so pooped he goes straight to his room to bed. I did see that Jhanai only wanted to start with one, but I will see if I can findout anything in case. And it wasn't thoughtless of you. I know sometimes I miss a lot of things in posts till I read what others say and then have to go back. Anyway, he is fine. His finger is swollen and I couldn't get him in to see the specialist like the doc in emergency wanted so made an appt. with his doc to see what they want to do. Would have to get a referral to see the specialist anyway so...I don't know what they can do. :dunno: Yeah, I too would have been crying like a baby.

Jana~have fun at the park. It is so humid here. Didn't get any good stuff at SAMS, just the essentials, paper towels, kleenex, water, lots of water, vitamins, stuff like that. We walked past the cheescake and OMG it looked so good and I almost got some. I didn't though, I was thinking of all the fat in it and just kept walking. We try to go once a month but doesn't always happen. For the most part it is better to stock up on some things, better prices overall. I was so mad at DS#2-I told him I didn't care if the job needed to be finished he should have gone to the emergency room right away. I told him "you were just being all macho weren't you? Because you wanted the others to see you can take it, huh?" He grinned. But he says it doesn't hurt.

Julie~aaahh, my heart goes out to the six-year-old and his family.

Hi to everyone else, Susan, Katie, RosieKate, Shanna, Angie (hope you are having a GREAT time!), Sue, Jen, Mindee, and anyone I may have missed! :wave: I can't keep track of everyone.

Another so so day for me. I have so much laundry to do and will, later! DD and I are headed out the door in an hour to go see Suspect Zero. I am not sure what it is about but we have been taking turns deciding on the movie. Was going to go mn. golfing but it is already humid. I can deal with the heat but the humidity, no. I will try to be back later this evening to see what's up with everyone.

Have a good day! :sunny:

Edited to add a couple of things.

09-01-2004, 12:50 PM
Good Morning ladies--

I got this call around 8:00 this morning from James....he asked me if I was up yet and I told I was now.....and then he says "You're still in bed after 8:00"? (I'm looking at the clock and it says 8:05)....I told him I was up until 2:00 reading a book....wanting to finish it since I was so close!! (but I didn't...I would have been up until 3 or so!) So I had a little chat with him for awhile before he said to go back to bed......what?! I'm up now, might as well get the day started! :)

Jana--I went through a lot of photos lasts night. Put some aside for a mini album that I want to attempt to make for Christmas gifts. One for each of the grandparents and one to my son's family. The mini album is a great idea for all the photos that have small pictures of the person with a busy background. Ones I wouldn't put on a page. I may attempt some craftyness today!

Cristi--I never even heard of Supect Zero. Whose in it? I'm going to go buy Passions today.....then I'll have to wait until James gets home to watch it, I don't think I can sit here by myself. Been watching a lot of movies here at home on the Satellite. Finally watched Phone Booth, that was good. Then after that, James sat through one of my favorite Hitchcock movies "Rear Window" He said he actually liked it. Now I'm in the movie mood....wonder whats on tonight!

Morning to the rest of you ladies...I'm going to grab some breakfast...spend most of the days indoors as it is raining here in Oregon....(at least it's not a downpour like last week).....I'll check in later.

09-01-2004, 01:59 PM
Good morning
Just wanted to say hi before we go off to shop...
Marti - Let me know how the penpal thing goes. I'm sure Dani and Jhanai will have more more in common than Jhanai and my son, but you never know. He'll be 8 in November and I think he'd get a kick out of a penpal. Now, whether he agrees with me is another story, lol

Jana - have fun with your family today, I'm sure you'll burn off a load of calories, :)

Cristi- so glad your son is ok now. When I read about the nail gun accident, I could just visualize it - I have too vivid an imagination. Can't believe he hung around and worked. His boss should have made him go, what about OSHA? I missed my calling - shoulda been a lawyer, I'm always thinking about liability issues. I was in a couple of car accidents, can you tell?

Julie - so sorry about the 6 y/o. that has to be such a hard part of your job. Congrats on the good review...

Susan- I do hope you come back soon - I miss reading about you and your family, job, etc. You managed to lose so much and keep it off - you're kind of like my weight loss idol. Please don't stay away.....

Hi to everyone else on this rainy day in Portland, OR. I'm going to be a brave mommy and go shopping at Winco AND Costco today. Hope my kids can handle it, it would really help to get all the big stock-up shopping done before school starts. My DD met her preschool teacher on Monday and it went very well. It was a home visit and by the end of it, she was asking the teacher to pick her up and and giving her hugs. So, I think she is ready for preschool 'cept for the potty training. I'm crossing my fingers on that one. She's close to doing this, but just not quite there. Fortunately the school day is so short, I think I can get away with putting her in a pull-up and hoping for the best.

And...we're off!

RK (aka Katy)

09-01-2004, 03:48 PM
Hi ladies,

Cristi - I go with one of my sisters to Sams once in awhile. She has the membership, not me, lol. Sometimes the prices are about the same as Walmart, and sometimes we get some really good deals! But what I like is the variety of merchandise to see. I get bored with the same old stuff all the time!

Marti - I've seen Sandi Genovese (sp?) do those mini albums, and they can be done real cute! I think it's a clever idea to use them as gifts.

Katy - so glad Leigh met and likes her teacher. When does she start? Have fun shopping today.

Well, we had so much fun at the park! I went way to the top of this fort/slide contraption and helped the twins slide down to Mary over and over again. Then I sat in the pea gravel and looked for Indian beads. I couldn't have done those things last summer if my life depended on it!

Katie is getting her Senior picture for the yearbook taken today. We aren't using the same company for the whole set... just the yearbook shot. Anyway, that's exciting for her. My baby is growing up too fast! And she's the last one!


09-01-2004, 04:36 PM
I have an idea that you all can ponder on....with Jana mentioning senior pictures...would any of you like to share YOUR senior picture?? I have mine somewhere in my cedar chest....and I'm always amazed at how no one told me about tweezers!! :lol: I've got muppet brows!!

I'm going to find mine later and then post it........and if anyone else wants to join...that would be fun.

09-01-2004, 07:32 PM
Hope everyone's day went well, I had the regular day at work.....Thank you all for your support on my good review....I was pleased with it as well!!!!!
I am so tired today, dont know what my problem is.....guess I just have a lot on my mind, I did however squeeze in my walking on lunch and then I did step aerobics for a half hour this afternoon...I've been very motivated with the exercise lately, so Im taking advantage of it while I still want to!!!

Sounds like everyone is getting busy with all the kids going back to school!!

MARTI : I'll have to pull put my old senior picture, it wasnt too bad!!!

JANA, hope you had a nice day at the park, and ROSIEKATE, hope shopping went well and you didnt break the bank!!!!

Well I'm wiped out today, so Im off to do some homework and then hit the hay early tonight!!! Have a nice night all!!


09-01-2004, 09:24 PM
Hello again girls--

Jana--Beautiful senior picture.....for some reason, I just didn't picture you with long why would I do that? :lol: Since I can't scan correctly, I just took a photo of my photo! Thanks for starting the thread!! Now I hope more people will like to share.

Katy--It's been awhile since James & I have gone shopping at Costco...we really need to update our membership. I need to change my name on mine...and we just haven't renewed it yet. But I love going there and stocking up on things that will last. And I especially love shopping around the holidays!! (which is very soon)

Julie--You sound like you're doing so well with your exercises!! You'll be at goal soon! I really need to move more. I do exercises...but it's really not enough. I REALLY miss going to the gym. I felt at my best when I went. I told James that when/if I get this job, I'm joining back up and I'm going to workout again. I always dragged myself in, but I always left feeling more motivated than ever and that's worth dragging myself inside.

Where is everyone else today? Well I hope you're all doing well.

It's hard to believe it September! Time is just flying pass me! My baby brother has a birthday today....he lives in Florida near my sister....I tried calling, but no one is answering...I'm worried with the Hurricanes still going on! I will try again tomorrow.

I was watching the news today and saw a report on the old Sony building. They gave a tour (not like I haven't seen it) but it was so strange to see it all so empty! They showed the area where they want to put the lab.....upstairs where I used to work, but I believe it would be in James' department. And of coarse, it's going to take a year before they're all in. But I still think it's great.

I wanted to check in, post my photo and see what everyone has been up to. I'll check in later.

09-02-2004, 02:42 AM
nothing new on this end to report. I am kind of mad at myself this week. I stepped on the scale the other day, and it told me I gained! But it has made me want to push to get myself back on track to loose this weight by exercising! Oh and I read in one of my newsletters that it is bad to work out before going to bed, which is what I was doing, so I have been getting to bed sooner, and waking up and doing it when i have time during the day.

Jana~ we have actually had a couple fun filled days these past couple of days. I came up with an idea to tell family members when they ask what to get Brandon for Christmas……formula! Since he is going through about a can a week, it only seems fitting! Now if only we can make it through until then. I remember at Meijer’s though that they have a two pound can, that is either the same amount or a little more. I am hoping that it is a little less, so that we can buy a couple of them to stock up on his formula for a little bit.

Cristi~ Omg! I sure hope that they can do something about his finger!

Marti~ I ask him funny stories all the time, and usually he will just laugh at me. Yesterday I had him dancing on my lap while we watched “his” dvd, and I picked him up over my head and he drooled on me! (“his” dvd is the Eagles: **** Freezes Over tour. I bought it for Tommy for Christmas last year when I was pregnant with Brandon and he would relax and fall asleep or sometimes start kicking me when it came on.)

Julie~ Sorry to hear about loosing your patient. I was all set to go to school to be a nurse, but then chickened out because I knew I would get too attached to them. I wanted to become a pediatric oncology nurse.

I will post my senior picture on Thursday when I wake up! I still look the same....although I was a LOT skinnier then!

09-02-2004, 02:54 AM

About you working out before bed. I've heard that too, but here is my experience with it. When I worked at Sony my husband and I would go to the gym after work and workout for an hour, then come home, shower and then go to bed. We worked 12hrs shifts and for truly helped us unwind from the day, we slept better and the next day we had energy.

I remember hearing the same thing about not working out before bed,,,,I just don't remember why. But I thought I would share with you my experience.

As for your weight mentioned TOM being around and that alone will make your weight I wouldn't worry about it. For me.....if I see a gain....I don't count it unless it's still the same the next time I WI. And I WI once a week on Saturdays. I think it's more accurate because our bodies are just crazy and you can see a gain and then see a loss....when it become consistant...thats when it's time to either cry or celebrate! to browse!

09-02-2004, 08:19 AM
Just wanted to say a quick hi to all my gals here. I hope every single one of you is going suuuuuuuuperdy dooper!!!!!!!
I hope everyones Thursday goes great and you all have a wonderful Labor day weekend. I have friday through tuesday night off from this ugly **** hole, which makes me smile A LOT!!!!! :D :lol: ;) :smug: :dizzy: :p :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :love: :spin: :joker: :cb: :cb: :cb: :cp: :hat: :dance: :flow2: :dancer: :goodvibes :cloud9: :cloud9: :hyper: :wizard: :balloons: :lucky: :bubbles: :encore: :cheer: :cheer:
As you all can tell from these little smiley faces I am VERY excited about having my first days off really since I started here.
Anywho, I hope marti has time to visit with me this weekend, looking forward to that and just resting my weary brain muscles. hee hee
Anywho, not much going on so that is why I haven't posted much on this thread. I will see ya all later

09-02-2004, 08:50 AM
Good morning, Ladies!!

Marti - I also took a picture of my picture. That works best with the flash turned off, I've found, lol. Yours is so cute! I do hope all of the other JLs post theirs.

Julie - hope you get some rest today! You've been working awfully hard!

Mindee - have you checked into the WIC program? It is not for "poor" people, but for just about anyone who asks, and they will help with formula, cereal, juices, peanut butter, etc. My DD and her DH both work, but with prices being what they are, they get WIC for their 3 children. Btw, I almost always exercise at night, a few hours before bed, then take a shower to relieve the muscles.

Shanna - I totally forgot that this is Labor Day weekend coming up!!!! Thanks for reminding me. YAY for 5 days off for you. :cp: Maybe you and Marti can spend some time together. Btw, I sure hope you post your Senior picture! You are a lovely woman, and I'm sure you were a cute teen.

Jen, Cristi, Susan, Sue, Barb, Kathy, Katiecat.... Hello :wave: and please pop in!!

Today is shopping day and I don't even have the menus done for next week, let alone the grocery list.

Not much else going on...


09-02-2004, 09:13 AM
Jana: I hope I get to see marti too. I suggest making lunch together and I cam up with pretty good meal plan, hopefully marti will like it too. As to the senior picture, ummm, wasn't a cute girl after I hit 6th grade. All down hill from then. I have to admit though, without any smugness or conceit that i was a darn cute little girl. Dang puberty ruined everything. hee heee I senior picture doesn't even look like me now. My boyfriend said he wouldn't even have recognized me if I hadn't . That picture is very embarrassing for me, but since you are all my gals, I will try and suck it up and ask my mom for one. LOL
Glad I could remind you of labor day, hope you have a nice one

09-02-2004, 12:07 PM
Not much going on in my little corner of the world. Went to Lowes last night to see what they had for trees, & shrubs. Getting ready to plant a couple in the back but not sure what I want, except a birch for sure. Today V decided to take the day off. Originally we were headed to the cemetery but decided to do it another day. Then we were going to go to the zoo, dying to see the new Gorilla exhibit that they spent $4,000,000.00 on. It is already getting warm and I had to get my grocery shopping done so by the time I get ready it will be too hot. So decided to go to the movies-again. Well, again for me but not V. He works so much, doesn't do much of anything except rest when he gets home. Anyway, going to go see The Manchurian Candidate. I'll let ya know if it's good. Has to be right? Anything with Denzel in it has to be good. Anyhoo...

Marti~Suspect Zero is a thriller about an FBI agent who is chasing a serial killer who appears to be hunting other serial killers with Carrie-Anne Moss, Ben Kingsley, Aaron Eckhart among others. They were the main actors. I had never seen the previews of it or even heard about it. DD is the one who wanted to see it and had seen previews on tv. It was actually good, or I liked it.

Mindee~ditto what Jana said about WIC. DS asst. is on WIC and she works. Geez, I couldn't imagine the price of formula now days-I think you would need help with that. It's something to think about.

RosieKate~what about OSHA?! My thoughts exactly. But DS was told by this guy that he is not responsible for him or anyone getting hurt on the job, which is a bunch of BS. He's (DS) basically working this job to get the experience to get on with a reputable company. The first day of work when he came home and told me about this job I didn't like it and of course told him so. It's what he wants to do so...

Jana~glad you guys had a fun time at the park.

Shanna~glad you finally get some much needed days off! ENJOY them girly!

Angie~hoping you and the family are having a fun time in Cuba!

Susan~missing you around here girly. Hope you and the kiddos are fine. Check in when you can.

Hi to everyone else! :wave:

Have a great day ladies!

09-02-2004, 01:01 PM
Morning ladies--

Shanna--Try and hold the excitment! :lol: How did you get 5 days off in the first place? Is it because of Labor Day weekend? Hope you get to enjoy all your days...and I hope you and Byron like the bike trail down here.

Jana--How are you feeling after half way through the week of doing the CORE? I'm not sure if I would be able to do it. I may start it...but I doubt I would finish it. I'm sure you'll see a loss this saturday! You and Katy. And whoever else is doing this with you. Oh, before I forget...Jhanai told me that she may go ahead and send a letter soon, I told her that it would be nice if she did so Dani wouldn't have to wait.

Cristi--Movie sounds good. It's been so long since I've gone to the theatres. The last movie was the one Jhanai & I went to, Shrek2. And it's been a REALLY long time since James & I went to the movies.....I think that last movie we went and saw together was "The Lord of the Rings" the first one! So it's been awhile.

Angie--Oh I hope you're coming home before Hurricane Frances hits!! I read in the paper that people are preparing for that one. So my thoughts are with you and your family! (even though I have no idea if it would be in your area or not)

Morning to the rest of the ladies!

I got up early this morning......I'm having a hard time sleeping with my back aching so much. Not sure if it's the mattress or the pillow.I"m sure it's the mattress. Keep saying we need a new one......who knows when that will be.

Got a visit from my grandpa last night. He stopped in on his way back home from the grocery store. Wanted to know if I wanted some tomatoes, & onions. I said sure do! He also told me to pick some Dahlia's. He's going to be going to Iowa in a couple weeks to visit family (he's originally from there) and he'll be gone for about a month. So we talked about how to get his bills paid......he didn't want to leave signed checks (don't blame him) so he's going to give me money and I can write out the check myself. Want to make sure we get it all figured out before he leaves. Then he tells me that this winter he'll make me my bookshelf. I told him that I was buying one and that I would still love to have one made....and he made me a promise! Sweet grandpa. Always so busy, and he'll squeeze time in for me.

I believe I need some coffee....I will check in later on.

09-02-2004, 01:01 PM
Good Morning all...
I love the senior pictures - you both are so lovely. I couldn't find mine. I don't look that much different, really. I had a thing for blush back then, so my cheeks were pinkpinkpink, and my teeth were crooked (didn't get them straightened til I was in my twenties and had some health coverage) 'Course it seems like half the weight I have gained over the years has been in my FACE :( other than that, I don't look too different, lol. I
l'll keep looking for the photo. If you two are brave enough to post, I can be too. I only have one if I don't post, you all will know it was lost forever.

The shopping went okay. My shopping routine is to go to Costco and Winco once a month. I have a freezer and cook from scratch alot, so I stock up. I receive a weekly delivery of organic produce and we are still eating veggies from the garden. So our weekly shopping is very easy, just milk, eggs, and any produce that we didn't get from the Manic Organic. I'm all for simple. I plan meals anyway to help me stay OP, so this system works. My son was an absolute pill in Costco yesterday. He wanted me to buy him a Harry Potter CDROM. I said where's your money( in other words, NO) He then asked if we could walk by the CDROMS so he could see how much it cost so he would know and save his allowance. So we do, and he starts bugging me about buying it over and over. He kept saying, "Here's the deal..." and working the pester power to the nth degree. Get this, his best "deal" was that if I bought him the CDROM, he promised not to bug me about anything for the rest of the week! :dizzy: I said, " How about if you don't bug me for the rest of the week, I'll let you save your money for it" Wrong answer, haha. I can't decide which one of us needs school to start worse.....

Cristi- Occupational Safety and Hazard. I would think, especially on a construction site, that the employer has responsibilities for a safe workplace, even if the workers are volunteers. My impression is that everyone is supposed to be bonded and insured. Your son's situation raises a bunch of red flags with me....what if his injuries had been worse...this boss is saying he has no responsibility at all? that's bull. I feel for him, he's probably in a nasty catch-22 because he wants some experience. I hope this all works out ok for him.

Mindee - absolutely check out WIC. formula is too expensive. My DS stopped nursing at 10 mos and we did 2 mos of formula along with his soft foods, and it was still $80 a month. Yuck. WIC is the kind of thing I WANT my taxes to go to! As for working out at night, I think everyone is different. I read that it's bad if you have sleeping problems, like insomnia...but for others it's relaxing and helps them sleep better.

Marti and Shanna - hope you two can get together....

Hi to everyone else. My son is off to a VBS follow-up at church this morning, so we have to get ready. Then I stop by his school to drop off his supplies and epipen, meet the teacher and so forth. Other than that, a pretty laid back day...

Anyone going to chat tonight? I think I can tune in for a bit. DH and DS are going to a symphony concert at the waterfront tonight. It's the 1812 overture, complete with a real cannon and fireworks. It's their end of the summer ritual. Since it is past Leigh's bedtime, I'll stay home with her and hopefully get to chat with some of you...

Katy ( aka RosieKate)

09-02-2004, 01:08 PM
Hi Katy--I forgot that this was Thursday and didn't think to go to chat. Thanks for reminding me! I should be able to check in. Your son sounds like my daughter with the "lets make a deal" offer. Only she's tells me "Just so you know, you haven't given me my allowance just deduct it from that" Kids.....they just want,want, want. And so do I! :lol:

Oh yea....I wanted to mention the 10 day challenge that I joined that is in the "Support" forum. It's like the 21 day challenge, but only 10 days. Much more doable. The woman who started the 21 day challenge started it.....anyway.....if you're interested I thought I would let you know.

now for that coffee :coffee:

09-02-2004, 01:22 PM
Just checking back before I log off.

RK~oh, I know what OSHA is, dealt with them when DH#1 was killed. What I meant was they weren't involved and the employer wouldn't dream of reporting it. But when we went to the emergency room they were told it happened on the job and the lady says all work accidents have to be reported to Workers Comp. Which is fine by me. I am not sure if this guy is bonded or not, just assuming he is considering he is working on peoples homes and thinking if it were me I wouldn't hire someone without being bonded and licensed. Yeah, it does raise a lot of red flags and I can't get DS to understand this. But believe me if something bad were to happen HE (the boss) would be held accountable, regardless of what he thinks. Yeah it is a catch 22 because DS has been looking for work for the longest time and no one will hire without experience so...I am still pushing him to keep looking elsewhere because he can't work at this place forever without any kind of benefits. Luckily he is still on our insurance.

Hiya Marti :wave:

Gotta go ladies, have a good one. I will try to make chat tonight, not sure what is going on.

09-02-2004, 01:44 PM
Well hope everyone is having a nice day!!!! The weather is so nice here and I have to leave my day job to go work at the hospital tonight!!!!YUCK!!!!!
Anyways, my day started off bad when I was late to work this morning, and I have just had a headache ever since....dont know what my problem is!!!!
Guess I have to make this post short, my lunch hour is almost up. I will try to check back in later on if I dont get home too late...maybe I'll see you guys in chat!!!

Have a great afternoon

09-02-2004, 03:52 PM
Hiya ladies,

Angie, my little Cuban cigar smoker - (dont' ask where that came from... I truly don't know!!!) I'll be glad when you are safely back home and can tell us all about your adventures!

Shanna - I hope you have a great Labor Day, too! Wanna come to Indiana and grill out with us?

Cristi - The Manchuian Candidate is a remake, and although I never saw the first one, Neal did, and said the story line is really, really good. We may go see the new one. And yes, Denzel makes any movie better, imho! About the boss, I think you are right. He would be responsible whether he knows it or not!

Marti - I do not like Core. I'm too much of a point-counter and like things the way they were, and am not fond of eating from a list. But I had to try it just to see what all the shoutin' was about, lol, and I'm glad I did. It's nice of you to help your grandpa. He sounds like such a sweetie!

Katy - your picture wouldn't have to be a Senior one... it could be any high school photo... I may even change the name of the thread... we'd love to see any photo from then. Not sure if I'll make chat or not. I'd rather go with your DS and DH to the 1812 overture concert!

Julie - enjoy the good weather and try to not work so hard.

Well, I bought "The Passion of the Christ" DVD today and I suppose we will watch it over the weekend sometime.

I also bought a premiere issue of a new magazine called All You.... just what I needed... a magazine that's me me me me me me, lol. For $1.47 I figured I couldn't go wrong.


09-02-2004, 05:12 PM
Real quick because I'm out the door.....

I got the job!! :cheer:

They just called me and asked if I still wanted it.

It's for the 2nd. night shift, 6-2:30 M-F (I can handle that) with rotating weekends. Not sure how that works, but I can handle what ever they give me. I mean, if James has a crazy schedule, then why not me! :D

Orientation starts next Friday....and I'm not sure where it goes from there. The pay is ok...starts off at 10.15 and goes up after 6mos. as long as they like me of coarse.

Anyway...I'm off to the Social Security Office to change my name on that...(SUCH a procrastinator!)


09-02-2004, 05:38 PM
Hello ladies… are you all doing?

Nothing new here, same stuff different day.

Angie~ Thanks for that little tidbits of info. I will keep that all in mind. I found the same thing, that if I work out before bed, since that is the only time that I have to myself, then it worked out best for me. I too don’t recall the reasoning why you shouldn’t work out before bed. I think I will switch back to it, but just doing it sooner so that I can go to bed earlier! I had TOM last week, and I weighed in sometime earlier this week, so I will chalk it up to that….unless it is the same at the next weigh in. I had Thursdays all mapped out for WI, so I think for my sanity I will stick with those days and not be tempted to do it before then.

Shanna~ Have fun!! Don’t do anything I would do….which at this point could be a lot! LOL

Jana~ We were given the packet for WIC when Brandon was in the hospital in early June. We are going to look into more in the coming days. My hubby’s oldest brother and his family are on WIC, I think, and my hubby’s brother works at the same place my hubby does. So we will definitely look into it. The only thing, Brandon has to be on a soy formula, do they cover those as well?

Cristi~ I want to see that movie!! I love those law flicks. I think we might have to rent it when it comes to the local video store…whenever that might be! Brandon’s Rite Aid brand of soy formula is $9.99. The “real” brand is about $12.99 or so. A friend of ours pays $25.99 for a small can of Nutrimagen (sp?) for one of her twins. It is highway robbery!

Katy~ Thankfully the little jars of food, are $0.59 so that is less then we were anticipating. But the formula is the kicker. guys reminded me....I am going to go look for one of my senior pictures. I don't remember where they went since we moved.

09-02-2004, 05:40 PM
And you will all be proud of me.....things are kind of rocky with me and DH right now. (I won't go into the whole story) and my usual reaction would be to go get something to eat but I am proud to say that I didn't do that!

09-02-2004, 08:20 PM
YAY MARTI!!!!! :cp: And the pay is good, too! I'm proud of you, girl!!

Mindee - uh.... unless you're responding to an old post, Angie's been in Cuba since Saturday morning. Yes, WIC does cover the soy formula. Makenzie was on the NutraWhatever you said, and Mary had vouchers for it. Dig out that Senior pic, and let us take a peek. Sorry you and DH are having a rocky time, but I'm very glad you aren't using food as the solution!! :bravo:

We're about to get a big storm, so I won't be on here too long...

09-02-2004, 09:12 PM
Jana~ I meant to say Marti! I realized that later on when I was skimming through here.

09-02-2004, 10:29 PM
Hey chat ladies, I decided to come back on using the battery and everyone was gone! I seldom use the battery since the laptop is hooked up to a printer and phone line anyway. The storm is still going on, but not as bad.

I'll go back to chat in a little while as see if anyone else showed....

Julie and Katy - lol, it just dawned on me that I said in chat that I've lost 3" on my thighs since Father's Day... make that since I started in January! Father's Day is when I got the treadmill! I bet you both were thinking... No Way!!! Gotta overlook the old gal!

09-03-2004, 02:17 AM
Hello girls...I'm getting ready for bed so I thought I would stop in for a bit and yap. (the thing I do best)

Mindee--Yes...they cover Soy also. At least they did when I had Jhanai. We almost put her on that when she was first put on formula....but things got better so I didn't. I hope things between you & hubby get better. I'm glad that you're not using food as a comfort thing.

Jana--Thank you! Was very excited about getting the job. And the hours aren't so bad since I've been up late the last few weeks.....was hoping to get the job so been kind of getting myself used to being up. Was fun chatting.....too bad no one else showed up! :(

Did some running around my house to find my high school diploma and my certificate from LCC. (Lane Community College) Nothing like tearing through my house!! Been doing that a lot lately it seems. But it's slowly getting organized. The recycling company has to love me (or hate me) recycle box has been JAMMED PACKED the last few weeks! Also ran up to Eugene today and got my SS card all fixed up and changed. The idea of seeing my former last name on all the paper work for my new job just about freaked me out. Can't have that. So made sure it was dealt with.

I have a busy morning tomorrow.....going to get the drug screening done, go grab some packet of info I need to fill out and then have a health assessment. I hate running around in Eugene. But....gotta do what the company wants me to do! :)

Well, time for me to clean my face and go to bed.

Nighty night!

09-03-2004, 09:32 AM
Good Friday morning to you!

Marti - yep, chat was fun. Sorry I was a party pooper, but I had just walked on the treadmill and wanted a shower to ease my muscles, lol. It's great that you are already used to the schedule at OML. Now if you can wade through all the red tape, you'll be ok! I bet you like seeing your new last name on all the paperwork... I know I did when Neal and I got married.

A big hello to all you MIA Jaded Ladies. :wave:

I offered to watch the DGDs this morning while Mary goes to a mandatory meeting, but that's no biggie. Then after lunch, I'm going to my sister Maggie's house to help celebrate her birthday. She usually works days, but took today off.

I've done pretty darn good with Core this week, and hope to see some loss tomorrow, then bid that program adieu!


09-03-2004, 11:01 AM
Good Morning Ladies!
It's a gorgeous day here in CT- so I feel a little guilty being inside, at the computer! I am off from work today, so wanted to take a few minutes to talk with you.
Mindee- I second what Marti said about your weight fluctuating! I just had an experience like that today! Yesterday was my weigh in day and it showed no loss :( , but I dutifully recorded it. I was bad today and got on the scale again- BUT,it showed a 1 pound loss! I didn't do anything different between yesterday and today- it's just one of those things...So, cut yourself some slack...keep doing what you're doing. It's gonna happen!
Julie-Holy Cow- a nail gun? Sorry I was reading posts kinda backwards! How is your son? How old is he, anyway? No matter how old- that is scary!

Well, today I have alot I have to do- just a matter of prioritizing. Pretty high up on the list is going to Curves- should do it first, in fact! Also have to go to WalMart for various things. It's funny, you were talking about Costco, etc.. I work at BJ's and have a free membership there. I hardly get anything there cause the packages are enormous! I can't fit a 50 pound bag of dog food in my cabinet! I find you really have to comparison shop, too. I rarely buy name brand things- unless I know I really like that item, you know? One thing the membership is really good for is gas. I just paid $1.83 a gallon at BJ's and everywhere else here is $1.99. With all the driving I do- that's pretty significant!
Hubby off today too- so will work with him outside on the yard. We've both been working alot and it's starting to look a little jungle-y out there! Might even get him to come along on WalMart trip!!
Gonna go have another shot of coffee and get going- Talk to ya later! Barb

09-03-2004, 11:11 AM
Hiya ladies, long time no see :) I've missed you all...

My life has been chaos lately, working overtime and all different shifts, and hubby and son both starting college. Today is my day off, though, so I get a four day weekend for Labor Day, yay! Gotta take my cat the evil demon princess Chloe :devil: :queen: to the vet for shots -- and I'm NOT looking forward to that ordeal. She doesn't like strangers to touch her, or even look at her too hard, so this should be quite a party. Whoo hoo. My husband thinks she is schizophrenic, and I'm thinking he might be right. Aw, but I love her anyway.

I've read through the last few threads, and it's hard to catch up with everything...

Angie how is Brandon's hand, and how is vacation? (you probably won't answer this until you get home) Why did you pick Cuba? Do you have family there?

Marti, glad you got the will your new hours work for Jhanai? Good thing you got your name changed on your SS card. I forgot to, and didn't think about it until I couldn't file my taxes online because the name didn't match! What a pain...all corrected now, though...

Mindee, WIC is a great program. I was on it with my kids, and they give you vouchers for all kinds of things -- formula (yep, soy was covered), and baby cereal, and when he is eating table food, things like peanut butter, cereal, milk, juice, cheese....good healthy stuff :) I didn't feed my kids much baby food from jars and such, did get the boxes of cereal, but when they were ready for table food I mostly fed them things like unsweetened applesauce (we went through VATS of that), mashed bananas, mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes, and when they were ready for dairy stuff yogurt and cottage cheese.

Cristi, meant to tell you before, but it's been forever since I've been on here...thanks so much for the last "just because" card you sent :) It was so nice to get something in the mail that wasn't "pay this now!'" heehee...and nice to know you were thinking of me, too.

RosieKate, the story of your son in Costco made me middle son, who is now 18 and living with us, going to college, has always been the negotiator and "deal-maker". He would argue, debate, wheedle, persuade -- I told him he was either gonna end up a lawyer :judge: or a used car salesman. He is taking pre-law classes now, Argumentation and Debate, and Logic and Critical Thinking. Biggest problem is, now he is getting even better and more persuasive in his arguments! Darn college is ruining him... :lol:

My oldest son, just turned 21 and is in the Air Force, is getting deployed on the 6th. Not to Afghanistan or Iraq, thank God -- he is going to Diego Garcia, a naval support base about 2000 miles south of the coast of India. Please keep him in your prayers. I just wish they were all coming home.

I have my whole birthday week off work, 20th-24th, and on the 22nd we are driving down to Disneyland!!! :D I'm such a big kid -- Disneyland is my favorite place on the planet, and I think I'd rather go there than to...Paris (well, maybe, never been to Paris before). For the first time in my life, I will get to stay at the Disneyland Hotel. :hyper: I'm so excited! We always try to do something a little different when we go -- this time we are taking a "Walk In Walt's Footsteps" tour that's supposed to show a lot of behind the scenes stuff -- like Disney's personal apartment in New Orleans Square, and the lobby of Club 33, an exclusive, members-only club that Disneyland denied for years that it even existed. It will be so good to get away for a few days. Guess I'd better get started cleaning my house before my trip -- got a lot to do!

hope to see you soon,

09-03-2004, 01:17 PM
Hi & Happy Friday Ladies!

Marti~CONGRAT'S on the job!!!!! :cheer: I had a feeling you would get it. I hope the hours work out for you. Hope you are getting everything done that needs to be done. About the name change, I never gave it much thought when I married. Because I had kids I kept my first married name for a while. Since they are older I do use V's name but also both. I struggled with that for the longest time, like I didn't want to let go. V didn't care which name I used and it still doesn't bother him so although on most documents (the legal ones) they have his surname, on a lot of other things I use both. It's just so long to sign both...

Mindee~geez, with the price of formula they make it to where you almost have to breastfeed! Sorry to hear about you and DH, I do hope everything works out for the best and very proud that you didn't turn to food. :bravo:

Katie~so glad to see you, missed ya! And you are welcome for the card. Special thoughts and prayers for your son. And I know you will enjoy Disneyland-who doesn't! I love that place too even though we have been so many times, it's magical and makes you feel like a little kid. The tour sounds awesome. I never stayed in the Disneyland hotel, of course with living just an hour away there was no need. But it would have been cool for the kids.

Barb~it was my son who did the nail gun thing. He is fine now and it is healing. Not sure yet what they will do about the break/chip if anything. He's 22 yrs. old. and it was scary, for me anyway. Of course I am a worry wart. When we went to the emergency room they told us they see that kind of stuff all the time. One guy had shot a nail through his leg when it was bent and couldn't straighten it. OUCH!

Jana~I never saw the original Manchurian Candidate or read the book. I did know it was a remake but I am curious now...I must say except for the ding dong chomping on popcorn, ice and eating through out the whole movie it was good. I swear I have never in my life ever heard anyone make as much noise as this woman did, not even a kid or crying baby!

Julie~hope today is a better day for ya. :)

Angie~I didn't even think about the hurricane when I mentioned hope you are having a great time, till Marti mentioned it. Hope it isn't anywhere around you guys.

What about your family Marti? Is this anywhere close to them? I haven't been keeping track of it and really have no idea where it is supposed to hit or when. And can't remember where your family lives there.

Hi to everyone else, Shanna, RosieKate, Kathy, Sue, Susan, Jen, and anyone I may have forgotten. :wave:

As usual, not much going on today or the weekend for that matter. V will be working the weekend so I will probably do housecleaning and getting some reading done, maybe some scrapbooking. Labor Day weekend isn't that big of a deal for us, as with some of the other holidays if you will so no special plans. It is just a day off of work for everyone Monday. As for today just doing laundry and ironing. Sorry didn't make it to chat last night. DS was online doing some spanish homework, for some reason it wouldn't come up on his computer so he took over ours. I will make chat sometime soon I am hoping. :)

Whatever your plans for the weekend I hope you have a good one. And if any of you are traveling have a safe trip. Take care ladies. TTFN

09-03-2004, 04:15 PM
Hello ladies - just quick hi to everyone today - such a busy day for me! Please say a little prayer for my cousin in Clermont. FL. She just sent an email saying that Hurricane Frances is expected to hit soon and the eye is supposed to pass right over their town. They are not evacuating and are as prepared as they could possibly be...but I'm still scared! They emerged from Charley in good shape...So i just pray they get through this one alright, too

Have a great day, everyone!

09-03-2004, 04:52 PM

Angie - hope you are far away from Frances!!!

Cristi - Labor Day isn't really that big of a deal for us, either. Not sure what we're going to do. I know what you mean about the popcorn chomper! Some people act like they're never gonna get any again, lol. One of my big pet peeves is hearing/watching people who chew with their mouths open - yuk.

Katy - prayers going from Indiana to Florida for your cousin! Also for my friend Barb who lives there, and a few misc. relatives.

Marti - hope you get done today all the stuff you need to for the job!

Hi to all the JLs out there...

I had a good time with my sister and am about ready for a nap. <yawn> She offered me some of her birthday cake, but I made sure I ate right before I went over, so it was easy to say No Thank You. :)


09-03-2004, 05:23 PM
Hello ladies!!

Just got home. I came in here and noticed I never logged out of here!

Jana--I do like seeing James name next to mine.....much nicer than my ex! And I'm sure James appreciates it too! :lol: I got a call from James as you left chat last your timing was perfect. It's nice to chat even if it's for a little bit.

Barb--How do you like Curves? Most women I have met who have gone there like it because it's women only. But I'm not sure about the time limit you get with each machine. I really like the big gyms....seeing all the in shape people working out really gets me going.....kiind of like I'm trying to look like them!

Katie--Hi MIA lady! :) I hope my new schedule will work ok with Jhanai.....I always manage to adjust if needed though. With Sony....I never had the same days I just took her on MY every other weekend. Glad to see ya! I like how your son is now into law school!

Cristi--Thank you!! I was pretty happy to get the job. I had all you girls sending good vibes so it just had to be! As for my family...I have both a sister and brother in brother is closer to the coastline...they have no power. So I really have no idea what's happening. My sister called my mom....she packed a bunch of stuff already.....just in case. I'll just pray that everyone in that area is safe!!

Katy--I will pray for your family too!! It's scary knowing you have family over there and not knowing what's going to happen!! Everyone will be in my thoughts!

Hello to anyone I may missed. Well I have company coming over so I better straighten up.

chat with you all later

09-03-2004, 05:57 PM
Hi everyone!!!!!

Sorry Katy and Jana about chat last night, I was so tired I could barely keep my eyes open... I see your storm wasnt too bad Jana???

I have to say that I've been watching a lot on this Hurricane Francis, I hope
none of you have family who are drastically hurt by the storm...I have family in North Carolina, my mother is there visiting right now, shes supposed to come home tuesday, but now they're worried the storm may turn towards them!!! Hopefully it's not as terrible as they are making it.......

MARTI: CONGRATS :cool: ON THE JOB. I know how hard you've been hoping for it.....So best of luck!!!

**JANA how is the CORE program for WW going? There is a WW group of girls at my work, and they said that people really arent too crazy about it, because it's very limited!! I thought you has said you were trying it, just wondering if you were having any luck???

Well Im very mixed up today, I havent worked out, cause my friend of the month showed up and I feel Im having a hard time getting motivated tonight!!! Maybe after dinner, we'll see!!!

Well have a nice night, I'll check back later

09-03-2004, 06:51 PM
Thanks Jana & Cristi for the cards. That was sweet- you didn't have to do that.

I don't have much to say. I started work early so will leave early tonight. There was a position that I wanted to apply for ( btw- congrats Marti!) but I need to get it in by Tuesday, been dragging my butt on it.Think I would just settle in for the winter- like a squirrel, with this job.

Gaby went with her father until tomorrow to the coast. The last hurrah before we stop the weekly visits. I don't think it is good for Gaby- she seems tired and if she isn't tired she is her

Rachel & Rebecca are excited about school and I need to take them one last time to shop for clothes.

I bought myself some sunflowers and a nice white table cloth- made me feel pampered-

Pooped, so I am going to go- just wanted to say hello.

09-03-2004, 11:53 PM
Hello ladies--

Spent some time doing some scrapbooking with Shanna....actually I didn't do anything...pretty much watched Shanna do pages!!

Julie--Hope you start feeling better soon....I'm having the same issues!! TOM always decides to come at the wrong time! (which is everytime!)

Susan--I LOVE Sunflowers!! I went and picked some Dahlia's from my grandpa's garden yesterday....I don't think I picked vase is much bigger than the bouquet!! I hope you and your girls have a fun time getting some clothes. And I'm really glad that you popped in to say hi!! Missed ya!

I think I better make some kind of dinner. Chicken wings and squash.

You all have a good night.

09-04-2004, 12:39 AM
HI Ladies~

Just checking in once more to see how everyones day went.

Jana~good for you for passing on the cake.

Marti~I hope you like the job.

Susan~you are so very welcome for the card! We miss you when you don't post. When do the kids start school? I know you probably mentioned it before but I can't remember, old age! Oh, I too love sunflowers!

RK~consider it done. I think we should just pray for everyone down there.

Very uneventful day for me today. I did manage to get my laundry done and that is about all. Was on the computer for a few hours just surfing the net. Not really looking up anything, just a little bit of everything. :lol: Take care ladies and have a wonderful weekend! TTFN

09-04-2004, 02:28 AM

I am heading home.

I have the cards on the table Cristi, placed under the sunflowers. They are my favorite-
School starts on Wednesday!! Time goes so fast and I feel sad I miss so much of their every day activities. I call though and they are always out and about with friends.

I went out with my best friend, who is a co worker at a different complex.She works a full day job- plus the part time evening one. Anyway,we went to dinner and had a margarita and got It was fun. We walked home and she said she would walk all the way to my place - which would have left her walking back to her place by herself....
I guess we could have done that all night..........walk each other back and

I will try and go to sleep. I am not sleeping good lately. The place is neat as a pin......just need Gaby home. :(


09-04-2004, 03:32 AM
Hello ladies… are you all doing?

Nothing new here, same stuff different day. Well, we thought that we got rid of Brandon’s cold, but his cough is back. But he is still happy and his normal self, so nothing to worry about it.

Well…..I am happy to report I weighed in, and I am now at 240lbs!! I lost the 8lbs, I gained and the one pesky one that was hanging on for dear life! We had to go out walking today because my hubby needed to get some cold medicine, because his sinus’ are acting up, plus he might have caught Brandon’s cold. Anyways….after we left Rite Aid (where I weighed in at) we went by Baskin Robbins, well he wanted an ice cream because his throat was sore. And to my surprise I did NOT get one! I got a water at the grocery store instead!

Marti~ Brandon was on plain Similac formula when he was born, but then we found out that he is allergic to milk so we had to change it!

Barb~ Thanks for that pep talk! I needed it!

Katiecat~ Thanks for letting me know about the WIC stuff. My parents have been on it in the past and with some of my younger brothers/sisters they are on it now. I will keep your son in my thoughts and prayers during this time….and until he comes home!

Cristi~ Thanks for the comments. Things are better with me and DH. I know what you mean about the prices and pushing towards breastfeeding! I know now that with our next one, I will breastfeed from the getgo so we don’t have to have a hassle with formula. But if I have the same problem then that I did with Brandon, we might have no choice.

Katy~ I am definitely keeping your cousin and her family in my prayers during this time. I heard on the news that a lot of people are saying that with Charlie being just 3 weeks ago, that it will be tough to make out from this one since they are so close together. I need to get to bed!

hi to the ladies that I missed!!

09-04-2004, 09:02 AM
Good morning,

Marti - hope all is okay with your FL family... have you heard anything yet?

Shanna - so are you going to share the scrapbook pages you just finished? I'd love to see them.....

Julie - hope you saw the correction post above about the inches off my thighs, lol. I'm such a doofus sometimes. :dizzy: Core is not for me! Some people just love it, and feel freedom with it, but I felt just the opposite and am happy it's over.

Susan - you're welcome for the card.... it's good to see you again.

Cristi - after I visited with my sister, I didn't really do much worth reporting, either. Sometimes I think I'm boring everyone here to tears with my mundane life. How's DSs finger? Better, I hope.

Mindee - hope your little one and DH both start feeling better soon. Yay for you getting the water instead of ice cream. That had to be hard.....

Jen - where are you? I bet you're at the new neighbors' house drinking Harvey Wallbangers, lol.

Hi also to Angie, Sue, Katiecat, Barb, and anyone else I may have missed.

I'm down 2 1/2 more pounds, which feels really good! Glad to be back on Flex again, lol.

Not much going on today... bbl,

09-04-2004, 10:22 AM
I'm an early bird today! I woke up in a cold sweat over DS' first soccer game, so I just got on up. he has his very first ever soccer game next Saturday and DH and I each have mandatory committments, his is pretty much all day, mine in the afternoon. Well, no one can tell us when this game is?! So I'm freaking out a little. Worst case scenario...Grandma takes him to his game, and we are just going to have to live with the guilt that we missed out kid's first game, :(

Mindee - Yay on resisting the evil ice cream! that's a hard one, for sure. We have a neighborhood ice cream and candy store that is such a temptation...but I only succumbed once this summer. I have to agree that breastfeeding, if you can get it going, is a better option. Sometimes if you consult a lactation specialist, they can get your milk going again after an absence. You have a system that is working well for you and Brandon, so I just put it out there as something to mull, really. BF is for sure cheaper and more convenient! I have a friend who is an adoptive mom and was able to nurse. Congrats on your loss :)

Jana - Bet you are glad to be back on Flex! At least you tried Core before making up your mind. Yay for your loss!

Susan - so glad to see you check in! I love margaritas..I would have been so loopy I WOULD have walked back and forth all night! One of your daughters starts middle school next week, right? Rebecca? Cant remember... Is she excited. A new school is pretty exciting

Marti - Hope your FL relatives are okay. My cuz is in central Florida. They were spared from the worst of Charley; they only had to drink bottled water for three days - their power didn't even go out. She said her house is built to withstand 110 mph winds, so we are just crossing our fingers and checking weather sites off and on today.....


09-04-2004, 10:43 AM
I wish I had been at the neighbors drinking! It has been a horrible week. My poor cat that just had her teeth pulled went into renal failure after surgery. She's been in the hospital on IV fluids for 2 days to find out if it's chronic, and the surgery was just enough stress to bring it out, or if it's acute and reversible because she was in so much pain and didn't eat or drink. Last night after work, she still wasn't eating or drinking, and still very lethargic. It doesn't look good. Today they are going to draw blood and recheck her kidney function, then I have to decide if I should have her put to sleep, or if she's showing improvement and can fight for awhile yet. My poor ole girl. She's only 11. That's really not that old for a cat.

My boss is also a nutball. Before all of this developed with my cat, I talked to her about stress from the job, anxiety, nausea all the time, can't eat, etc. She tells me that "This job isn't for everyone" and maybe I should try "a little xanax and a glass of wine." She's done quite a few other inappropriate things lately, so I took part of her advice. Got another job. She's going to crap when I give her notice on Tuesday. I applied for this job on Wed, interviewed yesterday afternoon, and was offered the job last night. Did I mention there was a nursing shortage? I've joked around that I could quit my job today and have another one tomorrow, but I didn't think it was possible. I told the new boss that I wanted to think about it for a couple days, just because it seemed to go so fast. I just want to make sure I make the right decision. But I've already made up my mind. It's completely different and should be alot less stress. It's back to working in a nursing home. I did that like 8 yrs ago. 2nd shift, 2-1030, 4 days a week. Completely different than managing home care, and I think that may be just what I need right now. Funny thing, the pay is almost exactly the same, a difference in cents. I'm going to enjoy typing up my resignation letter this weekend. I'm also going to enjoy watching her reaction. That is going to be quite enjoyable! I may go into work early on Tuesday to talk with the President of the agency and give him a copy of the letter before she even gets in. She's been known to talk out of both sides of her mouth. I'd like to be one step ahead of her!

Well, I have to go. I'd like to get a few things done this morning before I find out anything about Angel. I may not be able to do anything later.


09-04-2004, 01:04 PM
Jana~ Actually it really wasn’t that hard of a choice. Yes I did want an ice cream, but just getting off the scale and seeing the loss, I wanted to keep it off and loose more. So I knew it would be better for me to have a water instead of an ice cream. They are doing okay….I guess. I woke up this morning with a scratchy throat but I am chalking that up to my hubby giving me a kiss on the lips before he went to bed. Brandon has his cough and a runny nose again. My hubby has a scratchy throat and who knows what else.

Kate~ Surprisingly I was up early this morning as well. It didn’t help when the phone was ringing non-stop either! When I had Brandon, I never was consulted with a lactation consultant. And I am sure I would be breastfeeding now, if I had! There were a lot of things that didn’t happen that should of….but we won’t go there. I have to admit, I succumbed to the evil ice cream place, I think twice this summer. That is awesome about your friend being able to nurse. I was watching “A Baby Story” yesterday and the couple needed a surrogate to have a baby, and the woman from the couple, was able to start producing before the baby was born, so she was able to nurse.

Jen~ I am so sorry to hear about your kitty. I hope things work out for the best.

09-04-2004, 01:13 PM
Good Morning.

CONGRATS Mindee & Jana!!

Thinking of you and your baby - Jen. I use to be real close to my animals too - use to dress them up and everything. Rebecca does that

You aren't boring everyone to tears Jana.....

You want to go for a margarita sometime Katy??? Mazeeeeeelan (sp) is close by to me and they have real good ones. My friend is a size 1 minus and I don't know how she deank the whole thing-...........I offered to help...jk
Rebecca starts RG, Rachel is already there , of course.
Good luck with the soccer! The girls did that last year, they are more into basketball now.

Better get! Going to the mall for some serious shopping.

Weighed in at 143.5....


09-04-2004, 03:24 PM
It's almost noon and I thought I would stop in and say hello before I left.

Susan--Jhanai starts school on Tuesday. Very excited. Are your girls excited about going back? She's wanting to join the Choir again this year..and I hope she does. I love to hear her sing up there on me such a proud feeling!

Mindee--Hope your son & DH start to feeling better. Make sure you don't get sick too......drink your water and take your vitamins!

Jana--I haven't heard anything yet from my sister or brother. My mom did tell me that my sisters DH was in the hospital because of a hernia! I hope he's out and getting ready to steer clear of the hurricane! I will have to make some calls today.

Katy--My sister was told to evacuate w/Charlie...but it wasn't a mandatory thing in her area.....they just did just in case, and ended up driving to where it was more devastating! I'm the oldest of all my siblings....and just sitting her not knowing.......driving me crazy!

Jen--Sorry to hear about your cat. She must feel awful. Glad you got another job. There is a nurse shortage in our area too. (I believe it's everywhere isn't it?) I have a friend who is going through the nursing program at school right now....and I think that's a perfect job for him.

Well TOM is here, and for some reason I decided to WI...even though I usually skip during this time. I'm still at 145. I'm pleased. So maybe I might see a dip next week??? I hope so. I'm hoping with this new job that I will see more of a diffence since I won't be sitting around doing nothing all the time.

I don't have plans for the weekend. James is still in Portland, not sure when he'll be home. My sister is gone camping and Jhanai is doing something with her dad. I'm all alone. So I'm hopping over to grandpa in hopes that he's home. If not, I'm picking more flowers and heading home to read! :D

I'll check in later

09-04-2004, 04:51 PM
Hop on over to #75...see you there!