Welcome all to a thread full of wonderful women taking on the responsibilty of raising a family and trying to take care of themselves too. We look forward to a new day with members, new and old! Please feel free to jump right in and say hello Here is a little bit about who we are ...
MichelleRae: Michelle sahm to Taylor 8-25-01 & Teagan 10-13-03 Married 2 years to Zhaun. Plan I'm following is a combined WW and South Beach Diet
Spryng: 24 y.o. married 6 years. Kids- Ava 4, Bubba (aka Joseph) 3 & Tanner 1. Currently on ww, hit goal in April.
Mompen: Penny 23 y.o. Happily Married & SAHM Momma to three active boys, Hunter almost 5, Nicholas almost 4 & Andrew 14 mo. Weight Watchers and a bit of South Beach is my way of life.
Loveliam: Leigh SAHM to Liam 10.21.03 & happily married for 2 years. Doing the Weight Watchers thing
Sydsmom: Kristin SAHM to Sydney 09-27-01, married almost 2 years to wonderful dh Began Weight watchers mid-July
Cheri: married to Donald for 8.5 years, SAHM/homeschooling momma to Nathan, 5 (9-11-98), Daniel, 3 (8-29-00) & Elijah, 1 (10-16-02) & doing the low carb thing kinda, lol
Angel: SAHM of 4, Ages 8,8,7,&4.
Cindi: Mom to 6 boys & 1 mean girl. Plan.. No diet for me! Portion control, exercise & lots of water (most days)
Chubba: Geri..Mom to two boys, Will (3) & Tony (1)..married for 4 years to a great guy..following Dr Phil most days!
Crystal: 27 yo sahm of 3 almost 4. Alisa 5, Ally 3, & Andrew 20 months. Due Feb 1st. Married almost 9 years, live in Texas & homeschool. Avon & Watkins Sales Rep. My plan when on it counting calories & exercise
Ricci sahm to two boys 4 and 5, married 7 years, doing ww
Jaymi: 2 kids, 20 mo Girl & 6 yo boy. Been married to DH for 2 ½ years. WW Core Plan is my way of life.
Jill: SAHM of 1 daughter, Bayley, born 9/19/03. Currently trying to lose some of the baby weight I gained with her & need some extra support to help me do so.
Melissa: SAHM of 1 girl (4) and 1 boy (<2). Currently counting calories with Tops NutriBase Software.
09-14-2004, 08:27 AM
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Good morning all. I heard about Baby Allie this morning on the news. That is so sad, but then again she's not suffering and she's living a better life than any of us.
Michelle, I'm so sorry. Sure hope you got some sleep.
Mel, hope that cold is gone.
Spryng, I know as time passes after dh is home more, he'll probably be living more your way than pulling you in his way. Hope that goes well. No, you didn't miss anything about my pregnancy. Just that this pregnancy is making me so darn moody. I've been moody day in and day out. I'm going through this stuff right now that I'm chaning, my wants and dreams are changing and dh's aren't with me. Not that I'm asking him to, but I'm not even sharing my dreams with him, because he's not usually the understanding kind. Things are mostly going to go his way so I'd rather keep my mouth shut and everything stays the same. I'm just having trouble keeping it in. See to be more clearly, I don't want to build a house, I don't want to live in the country and I don't want to live in Terrell. A part of me wants to put Alisa in school because she's got this separation anxiety and it's killing me. But I refuse to put her in Terrell. So I want to move away from my family, just alittle ways. I've been letting my mom and my sister persuade me too easily into my decisions. It's my mom that says you have to live in the country and raise those kids in the country, well now I don't want to. My sister doesn't persuade purposely, but since she's the oldest I look up to her so much and I think she knows best. I'm just sick and tired of letting myself get dragged into what other people tell me. All I want is to not disappoint anyone and make everyone happy. It's dh's dream to build this house, but he thinks it's mine because I know how he feels about buying a home, he doesn't want to move so all this time I've just gone with what he says to make him happy. Now I don't feel like it's fair to him to bring all this up and screw everything up. So I just pray while I'm alone and cry alittle, but I've been carrying this stress to the point that I lose my apetite. I'm sorry to go on and on like this. You've always said you're a good listener and my fingers just wouldn't stop.
Jill, glad you enjoyed Oprah. Hope you got some sleep.
Cindi, I'll keep you and Christian in my prayers today. Hope all goes well.
Hello to Jaymi, Geri, Ricci, Angel, Deana and everyone else.
I went to bed around 930, just didn't feel great, Andrew woke up at 1130, took a bottle and went back to sleep. Then he woke up at 410, I changed his diaper, gave him a bottle, I pottied and we both went back to sleep. So not that bad of a night. I think I'm staying home today, catching up on some cleaning, but I need to run to the bank and post office and pharmacy so I may fit that in. We'll school when Andrew lays down.
I'm gonna get off and enjoy my coffee and quietness for just a bit. TTYL
09-14-2004, 08:34 AM
Btw, Ally's up now, so it's cartoon time. But she is quiet. And I'm 5 months today!!! YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!
And Hi Penny, didn't mean to leave you out. How close are you to the border? As of this morning, it looks like LA is going to get pounded come Wednesday and Thursday. Hope you can all take cover.
09-14-2004, 09:49 AM
Good morning Crystal and everyone else.
WI this morning......are you ready Penny? 3 MORE GONE YEAH !!!!!! I feel so great. Dh will be home in about 5 minutes and I'm hoping he thinks to ask what WI was. He's not too good about that sometimes but I reminded him yesterday that today was the day. I think most of it is him working nights and he gets his days mixed up.
Crystal: I know you have sono next week, but when is your next Dr. appt.? Maybe you should talk to him/her about the moodiness. Tell them that you feel it's alot more than with any of the others, maybe they can give you some suggestions. Happy 5 months. :)
Kristin: Thank you. I really enjoyed chatting last night and I'm going to try to make it to chat most nights, especially when dh is at work. Besided, I think I finally got that darned incubator set on temperature. I got up this morning and it was right where it should be. Sometimes that can take up to 24 hours to regulate.
Spryng: Do we need to remind you daily to take that pill? ;) I can put a sticky note on my monitor to remind you :s:
Penny: Hope you get all the things you need before Ivan gets there. It is really looking like it will come your way. Do you have anywhere farther inland you can go if you need to? You can always come to Missouri, Nebraska or Kansas. Either Spryng, Ricci, Kristin or I would be glad to have you all I'm sure :D . Just stay safe and keep us informed. This has to be just too scary.
Well, hopefully dd will sleep in today, she got up early yesterday and fought to go to sleep last night. She usually does if it's quiet and the boys are gone to school so it is pretty quiet here. although I've been typing too long and now dh is home....lol.
Gonna go for now. TTYL
09-14-2004, 09:52 AM
I wanted to say that I am keeping Christian in my prayers.
Allie is in my prayers as I know she is in a better place today. My heart is still filled with sadness as this child has touched my heart in a short amount of time
As for me, I don't have time to get personal this morning. We are evulated in the surrounding area and our area is the only one left with school as of this morning. We will know more as the day passes.
Just keep everyone on the coast in your prayers as we all prepare for the worse.
I called all over this morning and found one store that still has supplies left and I am off to go there now.
Lots of love to you all!
09-14-2004, 09:52 AM
Thanks Deana and good morning to you. YEAH!!! on those 3 stinking pounds. WTG!!!
09-14-2004, 10:59 AM
Good morning all!
I am tired and nausious (sp?) this morning. I know it's the BC pills.... yuck. I have alot to get done today so I hope it passes soon.
So planned for today is cleaning, have to run to the bank and go get a few groceries. And more cleaning, lol.
I guess I have the QOTD today so let me think: When it comes to raising your kids are you like your parents or did you decide to go a different way and why?
my answer: My childhood wasn't the best so I learned from alot of the mistakes my parents made with me and my siblings. I did like that they were very open about sexuality and such growing up so that I was never too curious to sleep around or anything (virgin on my wedding night, lol) and the same with drugs and alcohol... my dad was a lost hippie, lol... has long hair and tattoos and bandanas and both of my parents were drug dealers for years as I was growing up and then when I was around 8-9 yrs old they quit for us, and themselves too I'm sure. But alot of things I changed with my own kids. Like my parents were never really hands on parents and I want to be a fun parents along with a strict one (not too strict, lol) I also want my kids to be their age and not make them grow up faster than needed as my mom forced on me. So for the most part my childrearing is much different than how I was raised.. only a few tidbits I have kept. I could go on and on about this, lol but I won't bore you.
Well I am sorry to hear about Allie. I didn't really know what was going on so I checked out the web site this morning. Too sad. I'll be thinking about her family today.
Penny, I hope you and your family are going to be safe! Are they talking about evacuation yet? I thought they still weren't sure where the hurricane was going to hit. But I haven't seen the news today.
Deana congrats on those 3#'s!!! That is fantastic!! Remind me again what plan you are on? And I won't be able to meet you this thursday... I forgot that I have to be in springdale on fri or saturday and all that driving will do me under, lol. But when you know the next time you will be there let me know and we'll plan something ok? :)
Crystal, congrats on hitting your half way mark!!!! You will be done before you know it! and I am a good listener so I'm glad you updated me on what is going on with you. I thought your dh had decided not to build also and that he was thinking about another business venture? I guess he changed his mind again huh? How is your sisters pregnancy going? Did she get that bladder infection under control?
Well I guess I better get off here and start getting around. i think I would feel better if I just made myself puke, lol... which I won't do.
Jill, we still up for that water challenge today?
09-14-2004, 11:21 AM
Good Morning girls!!
Penny I hope you will be okay and I'm sending prayers your way!! :grouphug:
QOTD: I don't do things the way my parents did, my childhood wasn't the greatest as well and we do not spank our children because of that reason.
Spryng Hope you got a good sleep in last night, I'm exhausted I only got 3 hours of sleep or so UUGHHHHH!!
Crystal stop bein moody girl ;) JK lol I hope the PMS'y phase of pregnancy passes soon.
Deana WAY TO GO!!! You are doing great!!
Well I need to get some stuff done around here.
love to all
09-14-2004, 11:31 AM
Michelle, thanks for the kick in the butt. I really wish that's all it would take to get me out of this, but horomones tend to be tougher than us sometimes.
Spryng, dh's grandparents finally offered us the closing $ although it has to be paid back very soon. I was happy about not building but he wasn't and took their offer quickly without even running it by me. The only thing standing in the way is if the bank says no after it goes through underwriting. Dh had decided that he and his friend coudn't go on with their business venture, his freind got a great job, but I found out yesterday dh is still going to try. Really upsets me, because he hasn't told me that. I overheard him talking to his friend about it.
There's so much I'm upset with at the moment. Just trying to work through it. Hope you get your stuff done today.
QOTD: I do most things like my parents. I'm strict sort of like my parents on certain issues. I'm big into the spanking thing when it needs to be. My parents weren't open about sex. You just didn't talk about it. I don't want to be that way with mine. I want to be open and want my kids to feel like they can talk to me about anything and everything. Between my parents and my in-law's, I'm definitely like mine and want to be. My dh is spoiled and his brother is lazy, spoiled and just worthless. He'll be 18 on Thursday. My mil tried to be their friends and not their mom and that's is not what it's all about.
Okay, I'm getting a slow start today. Not sure when we'll do school, but we will. TTYL
09-14-2004, 11:39 AM
Yeah Spryng, They still don't know which way the hurricane is going to go but there is three projected paths and we are one of them.
All of New Orleans area parishes are evacuating today and all surrounding parish schools are closed. We are the only parish in the area that is still ok.
Anyhow I hope you all have a great day.
For now, I have one load of clothes to finish up and then I am going outside to start cleaning up a bit.
09-14-2004, 11:43 AM
Just to give you an idea we are 1hr from the center of Downtown New Orleans.
Our parish is Tangipahoa, and our surrounding parishes is Livingston, St. Tammany, St. Benard, New Orleans and such if you hear anything on the news on these areas.
09-14-2004, 12:00 PM
Morning, gals :) I'm a little freaked out because DH is and will be in Mobile, AL during the hurricane. He'll be stayingg at the emergency operations center, which should be safe, but it's still nervewracking. I'm also worried about Penny . . .
First, Michelle, ((hugs)) to you. I know you were sending so many prayers to Allie. She is at peace now.
Crystal- oh, I can't wait for your next ultrasound :) When i checked out with my Avon purchase, there was a place to put in the phone number of an Avon rep. I put your number in, so I hope it works and you get credit for the sale. Hope you're feeling better today. Have you told your mom and sis about your desires/dreams?
Spryng- I'm positive things will straighten out once TOM leaves. I can't wait to see pics of Tanner's hair cut. I eat worse when DH is home too. Well, unless DH is in one of his healthy stages.
Geri- we've missed you! Sounds like you had a great, if not somewhat exhausting trip.
Deana- :cheer: on the great loss!!
Penny- I'm really freaked out about you and your family. But it does look like it's going slightly Northwest, so you'll probably be okay. But better safe than sorry. As for skincare, the stretch mark stuff is also part of my new routine LOL. I spent all this money on Strivectin lotion for that, but then never had the time to use it. Luckily it's still good, so I'm adding it to my new "be good to myself" routine.
Jill- glad you enjoyed Oprah. She made TV history by giving the cars away.
QOTD:My parents were good parents - well, mainly my mother since my father wasn't really that involved in what was going on. My mother made all decisions LOL. My mother was very open and honest about ALL things. I did like that, and that's probably one reason I was not boy crazy and held off on sex until I was definitely an adult. The one thing I consciously do differently is that my parents were not happily married and there was constant arguing. A lot of times, I was put in the middle, and that's not fair to a child. I would never, ever do that. If I disagree with something DH is doing, or vice-versa, that's something we discuss out of Liam's presence. And in terms of decisions or disciplinary issues, DH and I will always prsent a unified front. For example, if DH told Liam he couldn't have ice cream, and I disagreed with that , I wouldn't say to Liam:"Oh, it's okay, you can have some anyway." I would support that, but talk to DH about it later on, when we were alone.
Well, that was long-winded!! LOL. Okay, today is deep cleaning plus some errands, so I may not be back on until late afternoon . . .
09-14-2004, 12:13 PM
Just dropped in to say hi before I go to the doc for my biopsy today...Christian's surgery is tomorrow, so thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. I am so nervous for him, and so worried about him. On top of everything, I feel like I am coming down with a cold or something. Not fair!!! I just got back from taking Hope to the doc and she STILL has the ear infection! 3rd round of meds for her. She also has some strange form of eczema on her hands and has meds and gloves for it, this should be interesting. Not fair again.
WTG Deana! I am jealous! What plan are you on?
Penny...my prayers are with you.
Crystal...I hope things get better for you soon somehow! Remember your faith and rise above it, girl! You can do it, with God all things are possible...even beating those wild hormones of pregnancy!!
Leigh...praying that dh stays safe and for peace for you while he is there!
Hey Spryng...Hope you feel better soon!
Hello to the rest of you, I will be back later. Trying to clean before I go, incase I don't feel like it afterwards...wish me luck!
09-14-2004, 12:29 PM
Ok, somebody kick me, please. I haven't done anything all day except read news, post here, watch a little news and Montel. It was a good one on cheating husbands. Maury is gone from the line up. Anyone know what's up with that? Maybe he ran out of free paternity tests.... :lol: I need to get jump started. I have so many things I could be doing but stayed up too late and have no motivation yet. Coffee is gone and need to get started on my water. Almost snack time so I'll grab a Slim Fast for that.
Thank you all for the :bravo: s and :cheer: s on my loss. I also had dh help me measure since he helped 2 weeks ago. I decided to weigh weekly and measure every 2 weeks. I lost one inch from my hips, so that was encouraging.
Spryng: I totally understand about Thursday. Don't worry, I will let you know next time we will be coming out that way so maybe we can meet for a non-fattening lunch somewhere. Also, after this trip I will know where I'm going so I will be able to make the trip by myself if I want to. I never ran the idea by dh, just figured he is pretty easy going and wouldn't mind, but wanted to find out from you first......I'm not really on a plan, just limiting calories, drinking lots of water and excercising. It seems to be working so I'm not gonna try to fix what isn't broken :D .
Michelle: Slow down girl and get some rest. We miss you.
Leigh: I will be thinking about dh while he is covering the hurricane. I'm sure they will keep him safe.
Penny: Stay safe. Keep in touch with us and let us know you are alright.
Where's Jill, Jaymi, Ricci, Kristin, Julie, Geri and everyone else this morning ?
I'm going to try and get something started around here. Only thing I need to go out for is milk and that can wait til later. Breakfast is over.
09-14-2004, 12:40 PM
Cindi: You snuck in on me. I'm thinking about you today with your biopsy and tomorrow with Christian's surgery. Have you thought of getting another Dr. to check Hope? Maybe it's something chronic with her ear.....I'm limiting to 1500 calories a day, lots of water and excercise is all. I still eat what I want, with a few exceptions, and watch portion size.
QOTD: Almost forgot to answer it. I feel like I am quite different from that way my parents were. My dad was gone all the time over the road so mom was both mom and dad. I didn't have to live with "Wait til your father gets home". I didn't really get in much trouble when I was a kid, but my brother sure did...:lol: When he started in Kindergarten, mom went to beauty school and then started working so after school I took care of him. After dad died when I was 16, I had to grow up fast so I try to make sure that my children are allowed to just be kids. I don't want them to have the regrets about missing out on childhood like I did. I have no reserves about spanking if they deserve it, for instance, doing something that I know they know better than to do. They still don't get alot of spankings. They are just kids. I sometimes have to remind dh that some of the things they do that irritate him is they are just being kids. He grew up pretty much without dad around too because he worked nights and wasn't much into doing things with them. So he still needs some education in the discipline department. And I'm more than willing to give it to him......lol.
09-14-2004, 12:49 PM
Morning ladies :coffee:
We should be outside enjoying the nice hot weather... by the weekend it's supposed to be 70. In the upper 80's today. We may get 1 or 2 more hours in the pool before fall officially hits. According to the Farmers Almanac we're supposed to get a lot of snow this winter. That'll be fun with the kids :D .
Spryng... thanks for explaining why dh is looking for a new job. Hopefully he'll find something he likes that pays well enough for you to stay home. So, you've choosen to take the Pill hey? You'll just have to make taking it a part of your daily routine. I used to keep mine in my makeup bag so that when I would "paint the barn" I would see them. Now that I'm not working I don't always go into the makeup bag so it's a good thing I don't have to worry about that anymore :lol: .
Michelle...I know nothing about Allie Scott...I'll check it out later...but BIG HUGS to you! Love ya girl!!
Crystal... my advice to you... and you can take it or leave it ;) .. is to talk to Dh..even if he won't listen to you! He has no right to get you into a big loan when you're going to go on WIC and he's going to collect unemployment. What would happen if...GOD FORBID, anything happened to either one of you???? You have to share your dreams with him or you'll be miserable or resentful of him. I don't think it's all hormonal. Sorry...had to share :p . Congrats on hitting the 5 month mark.
Deana.....Wooo hooo on the 3 lbs gone! Way to go!!
Leigh... I had FNC on this morning to see where Dh was and I went into the kitchen and I heard "that was Jonathan Serrie" ... and I missed his report! :mad: Oh well... just know I'm thinking of him and hoping he is safe.
Cindi... OMG girl. You have had your share!! My prayers are with you at your biopsy...for Christian's surgery tomorrow and for poor Hope. How are you going to keep gloves on a little girl???
Hi to everyone else. I need to do a little banking and get off of here and get the boys outside for awhile. Did my 3 mile walk this morning and have eaten well so far ;) . OK, so it's only 10:48 am...but it's a start!
Have a great day and I'll TTYL!
09-14-2004, 01:01 PM
Hey Deana! West Coast here so I don't get up till way later than everyone else! LOL
Man lot's to say this morning ladies, I am supposed to go to the gym in a few minutes but mom will have to wait so I can post! LOL Had fun chatting with you Kristin, Spryng and Deana! We ALL need to try and get there more often, I miss group chats! Really scared about the hurricane and I live on the west coast, I've been watching it like a hawk lately. As I'm sure most of you have. Not much planned for the day, need to go to the gym and then take back a couple things to Michaels (craft store) and then come back and walk to City Hall and argue about the water bill again. I'm telling ya I'm not going to pay a bill that is triple what it's ever been in the 4 years I've lived here!! Just not going to do it, they will probably just say, ok well we'll turn your water off! That will shut me up! LOL Ok anyway............................................ .....................
Crystal I feel like your hormones are only playing a small part in your unhappiness right now. Correct me if I'm wrong but from all the posts I have read since I joined it sounds like you have very different views from your husband on how you want you life to go. Constantly you are giving up what you want for what he wants and I don't think that is fair. Yes I know that you believe that you need to follow your husband where he leads you but I strongly believe that he needs to honor your wishes as well. I don't know you or your husband except from these posts so you need to do what you know is best but from my personal opinion I would talk to him about how you are feeling. Maybe it won't make a difference in his decisions but at least you would know that you were heard and that you gave it your best try. It might make you feel better. However don't do anything that you don't feel comfortable with. Sorry if this is too peresonal but I felt compelled to say something. Congrats on being 5 months today! You are over the hump, hope you get a lot done today.
Deana kick back and celebrate!! 3 pounds gone!!!! Yay!!!! Go ahead and veg. out today we won't tell anyone! It was great chatting with you last night, keep us updated on the chickies, k?
Penny I hope that you get supplies and I also hope you don't need to use them! Gosh thanks for keeping us updated on what is going on with you! I am thinking about you constantly! Stay safe and keep us informed.
Spryng I am up for the water challenge totally!! I will be guzzling it ALL day! LOL Sorry you are not feeling so hot, it's weird how eating the wrong thing can do that to you. It was almost immidiate after I ate pizza the other night that I didn't feel good, crazy. Drink a lot of water and get your exercise in and I'm sure you will feel better.
Hi Michelle sorry I didn't stay up last night I got really tired and had to get to bed. How was the rest of work last night? Can't wait for your days off!!
Leigh I will keep dh in my thoughts too, I hope he is safe during the hurricane, they've kept him safe so far right? He'll be fine. Good luck with your deep cleaning, it's my deep cleaning day too but I did most of it on Sat. so I won't have to do much today. How was your sleep last night?
Cindi your right it's not fair!! LOL But what doesnt kill us makes us stronger right? Sorry I'm sure that didn't help much. I'll be thinking of Christian tomorrow. I'm sure everything will go great. You need to take some time for yourself, I know easier said than done, right? I hope you don't come down with that cold. Good luck today with your biopsy. Let us know how it turns out, ok?
All right ladies I have spent enough time on this and need to go get the baby, get dressed and get to the gym. I'll talk to you all later!
09-14-2004, 01:07 PM
Ok Geri snuck in on me and I forgot QOTD!!!! What are you going to do with me. Anway good weather Geri, get out in it! I think that's the temp its going to be here all week too but now I am hearing some rain this weekend and it's Bayleys party, outside!!! How annoying!!
QOTD: My parents were great! My dad had a great upbringing and brought that to our family and was a great dad. My mom didn't like the way she grew up and so decided to try not to do anything that her mother did and it worked good, she is a great mom. Still is! I pretty much parent like they did I guess but Bayleys not even 1 yet so I don't know! LOL Ok that's it for real now!! TTYL
09-14-2004, 01:42 PM
Jill: Thanks. I needed someone to tell me to kick back.....NOT !!!! My kitchen is horrible today and I have laundry out the ying yang. So I still haven't touched either, or my water or excercise. I HAVE to get cracking. It's already almost noon. I feel guilty sitting here all day. Of course dh never is much help either, he tells me it's ok to take a day off and I sit around feeling bad about it.....darned if I do, darned if I don't. Hope you have a great trip to the gym. We are supposed to get rain tomorrow but so far only a 30% chance. OK, OK I'm going now......I don't need a day off right now, maybe when I get everything caught up.....HAHAHA!!!!!
09-14-2004, 01:58 PM
Just got home from the bank and got some groceries. Then dh calls me on the way home to inform me he has to be in florida by thursday!! Can you believe that?! Why would his stupid company give him a load that goes to florida?? I know they see the news. Now I am worried. I know he is a safe driver but every state he will be going through will be affected by this hurricane and he's never been in anything like that before so I am so worried. Leigh, you'll have to keep my updated on the path of the storm since your dh knows more about it than I do. I saw him on the news the other day when he was in sarasota. Why did they move him out of florida??
Well, I had a smoothie for breakfast and now I'm starving again so I need to eat lunch. My nausea passed a little while ago so I'm feeling a bit more normal. Boy I hate this phase of BC pills. Hope it doesn't last long.
Ok, I will get personal in a little bit. TTYL!
09-14-2004, 01:58 PM
I have been taking meds to prepare for this!!! I am so bummed, but I feel like crap, so maybe it's a good thing! The doc was sick and going home, so they changed it til Friday, shich I am not sure is gonna happen as I will have to find someone to come to my home to watch Christian for me.
Going to go relax and watch a soap or two. Back soon!!
09-14-2004, 02:31 PM
hey there to all of you !!! I'm baaaccckkk - from a long whirlwind weekend, with dh home, spryng I know you can understand... :) adn then taking all day yesterday to clean up ! :lol: It seems I have missed a lot, I don't know anything about this Allie Scott thing. I will have to go look at the site about it. It sounds sad, so I'm not sure I can handle that today. :>: A little boy in Sydneys pre-school class was in a bad car accident and is now mild ******ation. I feel so bad for the family. they are actually going to use his situation to teach children about "different kinds of people"...and bring him up to class even though he doesn't know what is going on anymore....I am a room mom, and I will be there to help, but it will be so hard.
I had a blast talking to spryng, jill and especially you Deana! I found out alot about you and the time flew! It was so nice to just visit with someone that I have stuff in common with...not my almost 3 year old! :lol: !!!
I WILL get back here to get personal during nap time today. (which is soon I hope)...I haven't done a darn thing around my house after just the initial clean up from the weekend...so I need to get busy on that too. I have something for all of you to read below from me to you :) :
I wrote your name on a piece of paper, but by accident I threw it away.
I wrote your name on my hand, but it washed away.
I wrote your name in the sand, but the waves whispered it away
I wrote your name in my heart, and forever it will stay.
love to you all....I will say a special little prayer of strength, comfort and peace for everyone today..with this storm and the death of that little girl, I think we could all use it :) Love to you all :grouphug: TTYL :)
09-14-2004, 02:44 PM
Alright girls, thanks Leigh, Geri and Jill for all of your words. You are right and I'm going to tell him if and when the opportunity arises. He's a very case sensitive kind of person, so I have to pick the right time to say it. Maybe I can "PREAPARE" (LOL) him tonight for a long talk. It could work. Just hope it's not a waste of time, LOL!!!
Spryng, that doesn't make since to send someone to Florida for anything right now. Maybe that will change.
Okay, finishing lunch, then Andrew will lay down and we can school. Reading has really been coming along.
09-14-2004, 04:25 PM
Hey girls got back from the gym earlier and had a late breakfast and feel drained! I don't know why. I usually feel good after working out but I am just tired. I think it's because TOM is coming and I didn't eat good this past weekend. I'll get over it though. I need to just get up and do something and that might get me out of this "mode". Anyway,
Deana I hope you get motivated too! I know I'm not much help but I have been doing the same thing! I haven't seen you post for awhile so maybe you are getting something done.
Kristin glad to have you back! It was fun chatting last night. I can't wait till Thursday to find out your blood test results!! I'm so impatient!!
Cindi sorry about the reschedule that stinks. I guess it's good though if you weren't feeling good to start. Let us know how you are feeling and how Christians surgery goes. I'd come watch him for you if I could! :)
Crystal I think it is a good idea to talk to dh. Your right about waiting till the right time. It makes all the difference in the world. Hope you are getting school done.
Spryng I am sucking on the water right now, I need to just do it! I'll let you know how I am doing later, hopefully better than I am now. Hope you got a nap in.
So I found this great article about how certain foods help your skin and it is totally amazing! After watching Oprah last week and them saying how Almonds are good for you I went out and bought some and have been eating them like they said. One handful a day and you would not believe the difference in my skin. At first I didn't know what was going on but after I read the article it made SENSE to me. So I am going to post it here if you want to read it. Ok I am going to try and pick my kitchen up and get a few things done. We'll see though! LOL
Good afternoon :D The condo is clean, clean, clean! And I even took the boys for a 25 minute walk to get a little exercise in. Now I am waiting for Liam to wake from his nap so I can shower. He plays in the bathroom whil I shower, but gives me the most time if he's just woken up :lol:
Cindi, I'm still thinking of you and Christian and praying for you both.
Deana- that's great that you're also down inches. It's okay to not get anything done once in a while. We all need a little break now and then, right?
Geri- I wonder if I can look at the Farmer's Almanac online . . . I'd love to see what it says about Atlanta this winter. Right now it's actually kind of cool, but I think that's somehow related to Ivan.
Jill- I think DH will be okay too, but I'm a little nervous because he's in Mobile, right where they say there will be some of the most dangerous storm surges, etc. I hope it somehow weakens a lot before it hits land. I'm glad you got to the gym. TOM is here with me now, so I feel your pain :lol:
Spryng- what??? Why on earth would they send him to Florida? Which states will he have to drive through to get there? The weather won't be too bad in the long part of Florida, just the panhandle, but I'd be more worried about him driving through states where Ivan is causing wind/rain damage. But if he's going I-10, then that will be horrible.
Kristin- glad you're enjoying DH.
Crystal- :lol3: yes, use your powers of persuasion!! LOL.
Okay, I'm off to check out the artiocle Jill posted.
09-14-2004, 05:20 PM
Well I ahve managed to get lunch, fold a load of laundry and start another one. That's it. And there is so much more to do. Guess it will still be there tomorrow....lol. Jill, I hope I didn't come across as brash earlier. Just my sense of humor sometimes doesn't come out right. But I did take your advice and kick back today. Thank you. I think I did need it. Thank you too Leigh. Gee I think I'll take a break today after all. It's already after 3, why start much now.....lol
Leigh: I did a search on your dh's name.I didn't realize he was that famous....WOW!!! Hope he is safe. Yes you can look at Old Farmer's Almanac online. Let me get the link for you. http://www.oldfarmersalmanac.com/
Cindi: Hope all goes as planned to get blood work on Friday and that you find someone to sit with Christian while you go.
Almost time for boys to get home from school and wake dh. He has to work again tonight then he's off for 2 nights. We're having company tomorrow night for supper so I have to figure out what we're having so I can tell her what she can bring. Feeding 10 people total and their 2 are picky eaters, even if they are 18 and 20.
Oh well, I'm gone for a bit.
09-14-2004, 05:25 PM
Alright girls, school is done. I've been chatting with mil online for over an hour spilling my guts to her. I'm feeling better but not sure what I'm gonna do. But gotta get off and finish some laundry and get the livingroom picked up before I start dinner.
09-14-2004, 05:27 PM
Jill- you must watch Oprah today. Lori Hacking's mother is on!
Deana- Well, I don't think of DH as famous LOL, but I suppose he has done well with his career. He works very hard and is very dedicated. Thanks for tha almanac link. I'm going to check it out.
Crystal- did MIL give you any advice?
09-14-2004, 05:56 PM
Hey ladies. I am so behind on posts and don't have much time here. I just wanted to say that I have found the childrens Mylanta. I gave one to BUgga and he burped for a half hour. Maybe he is full of gas pains....I will give him another before bed. I had to get it at a full pharmacy instead of supermarket or Cvs type store.
Qotd: I am doing everything different from my parents! My mother was married and divorced 3 times. All my mother ever did was yell, scream and at times even hit or throw you across a room. SHe was under much pressure as a single mother and always thought marrying someone else would solve all her troubles. She tried very hard to get us small vacations which my brother and I always loved. BUt life would have been so much better had she not been verbally or at times physically abusive. She was the type to call you stupid, moron, idiot and so on. I NEVER digrade my children and I never will. I have only given the older one a pat on the butt on rare occasion and a very little slap on the hand to show that it hurt when she was hitting and was small. I couldn't get her stop and I thought maybe I needed to teach her what hurt was. Like I said, it was just a small tap on the hand to sting. I felt bad, but never had to do it again. I never want to be that kind of parent. We fill our childrens lives with love. My dh and I hug them and kiss them all the time and hug and kiss in front of them. We want them to see how much we love each other and how much we love them.
Ok, sorry to go off like that, but it's a touchy subject for me. My mother has changed so much with her 2 younger children., so maybe she realized her mistakes. I think she calls them names when they do something wrong, but not hitting as far as I know.
My prayers are with Allies family.
Hello, Liegh, Jill, Penny, Spryng, Ricci, Crystal, Kristin, Cindi and anyone else I missed. I promise I will catch up soon.
Cindi, I'm sorry you got postponed and I hope all goes well with christian tomorrow. Prayers to you and your family.
BTW, I feel much better today. Thanks for all who asked.
09-14-2004, 06:06 PM
Just got up from my nap. Don't know if the nap was good or bad yet, lol... I'm just too tired to think. I'll be making dinner here in a moment. What are you all having?
Melissa, I hope that mylanta works! Sometimes gas can do strange things to babies (adults too, lol!) and my mom sounds alot like yours... even though she and my dad were married she still was abusive verbally and physically and called us names and all that. I told my dh that if he ever saw my mother in the way I handle my kids or the way I handle him then to knock me out of it, lol. I never want to be her.
Crystal, so glad you were able to talk with your MIL about things... what did she say?
Deana, have you decided what will be for dinner tomorrow night? Sounds fun!
Leigh, as far as I know DH will drive through alabama and georgia to get to florida, I have no idea which hwy he takes, Ill ask him later though. But after he drops the load off they should send him up through the eastern states and not back through those other states. I hope so. Florida looks safe right now but not those others.
Jill, I'm going to check out that article too, sounds interesting!
Well wish I had more time but I have to get dinner going and before I can do that I have to clean it, lol. I've been so tired today and haven't got anything done. TTYL!
09-14-2004, 06:21 PM
Well, you must all know that I love my mil to death, but she is not one to take advice from. She's on her third marraige which is with a hispanic that was illegal when she got with him and barely spoke english. He is legal now and english is getting better. I love talking to her but don't take alot of what she says to heart. She tries really hard, but she is so dingy and crazy most of the time.
She has told me that she can't give me advice on my kids because she screwed her up. She said I know what to tell you NOT to do so you don't have a Travis, (dh's brother) on your hands. LOL But I do feel better since I talked to her because now I feel like I'm getting my point across to someone that could help me if it ever comes to it with dh, her son. Does that make since.
Gotta go start dinner.
Spryng, I'm making one of those campbells supper backs. Chicken with herb rice and I think I'll micrwoave from frozen corn and peas, make cornbread and salad. Sounds good to me.
09-14-2004, 06:45 PM
Hey everyone just had a late lunch, tuna sandwich, it tasted sooooooooooo good. I try to stay away from sandwiches for lunch because of the bread but it just sounded so good today and it was! Anyway exercised again with my mom, we took a half hour fast walk and it was nice. Got my kitchen cleaned and swept and now baby is down for another nap so I am here with you! Dinner tonight is Spryngs Rosemary chicken and white beans, better be good Spryng! LOL I'm going to write to you all and then do a few more things around the house until Hunter (the boy I've started Baby sitting) gets here and then it's Oprah and kids for a couple hours! LOL I've had a liter of water today but have not been able to get down much more of it, I think I am just in one of those moods where I don't want to do much of anything, it better change by tomorrow!!
Leigh good job with the cleaning! Doesn't it feel great! I was so excited when my house was all in order on Sat. I am trying to keep it that way and for the most part it looks good. There are a few clutter spots in my office that I need to tend to but that's about it. Scary about the hurricane. I've been staying up to date and they said it would probably weaken a little more, I hope it does.
Ya Crystal what did MIL say?
Hi Mel glad to hear from you! LOL I'm glad you found that childrens Maloxx, I thought maybe it would be in a reg. pharmacy, there's not much those places dont have. I will be anxious to see if it helps him tonight. Maybe it's been a combo of his gas pains and acid reflux that would make anyone not be able to sleep. Keep us posted.
Spryng I forgot to comment on your dh having to drive to FL!! I can't beleive they would do that! Anything for a buck, right? Geez! I bet he will be fine though. If it gets bad he can always stop and take cover, what are they going to do fire him for staying away from a hurricane, I smell a lawsuit! Anyway I'll keep him and everyone else that is being affected by this hurricane in my prayers!
Ok that's good for now, when I sit at this thing too long I start to get sleepy again and I was on a roll with getting stuff done earlier so I better get off. Hope you all have a good dinner and I'll talk to you later!
09-14-2004, 09:48 PM
Spryng: No, I haven't figured out what we're having tomorrow night. I will probably have to run to the store tomorrow anyway for something so I am going to call her and see if she has any ideas. Maybe see what she has she can bring and figure out the meat to go with it.
Mel: Hope the maalox works for bugga tonight so you can get a good night's sleep too.
Supper tonight was tuna patties, stuffing and green beans. I like to flavor my tuna patties with a sauce so I used my homemade BBQ sauce. It has a little kick to it and was sooooo good. I also figured out the calories when I made it and for 2 TBS. only about 20 calories. That's half as much as Kraft original.
I actually got a second wind today and got another load of laundry done, cooked supper, unloaded, loaded and ran the dishwasher, and washed a couple pots in the sink, then it was so sweet....my 7 yo came in and washed some bowls and a skillet for me. He loves to help in the kitchen. Of course I get arguments between him and dd as to who gets to help me cook :dizzy:. Most of the time I don't mind them helping, I just won't let them in if I am cooking with oil.
Guess I better get on planning supper for tomorrow night.
Just got company. The boys dad came by. I'll be back later.
09-14-2004, 09:50 PM
I'm so tired tonight! LOL. Liam tried to take a nap at 8, but I forced him to stay awake so that he'll go to sleep at nine and sleep through the night. Otherwise, he'd sleep from 8-10 and be up until midnight again. He's been doing that a few times a week - don't know why. Anyway, I think my weariness is a combo of TOM, and craming a lot into today - cleaning, walk, errand . . .
Melissa- let us know how the Mylanta works after a few doses.
Spryng- yeah, I think the weather will be bad in Alabama and Georgia. Lots of rain and windy most likely. But I guess a lot depends on his specific route.
Crystal- I do like your idea of planting some seeds of change with MIL :) Is DH close with her? I know you are, which is nice.
Jill- I had a tuna sandwhich for dinner! LOL. It must be tuna day. Did you see Oprah. It was difficult.
I don't have much more than that to add right now. Getting ready to watch Big Bro and Liam is almost asleep :bravo:
09-14-2004, 09:52 PM
oops, Deana, I missed you! Hi! Wow- more tuna for dinner . . . it really is tuna day LOL. I've never tried seasoning tuna with BBQ sauce but it sounds good.
09-14-2004, 11:13 PM
I would also like to know which way dh will be traveling. Where is he coming from? I will keep him in my prayers!
We are watching the news now and people from New Orleans are still trying to get out. One testimony said he has traveled 9 miles in 4 hours today! Horrible!
Thanks for checking on me today :) You are the best! Oh my, I forgot you started babysitting! How is that going??? Congrats on the exercise today! Let me know how the rosemary going!
I like tuna or crab patties also! Let us know that recipe for the bbq sauce. Congrats on the loss also :cheer: :cheer:
How is the new skin treatment going? Have you started yet? I use the Biofirming I believe it is called..... from Avon.
I sure hope everything works out for you! I know you must be feeling so bad about building. :(
Wasn't today your anniversary??? I know it is soon if not today ! Happy Anniversary :balloons:
THanks for the poem!!!
Congrats on the exercise and great exerising! How are you doing this afternoon? Hope the boys are having a good day :)
My prayers will be with Christian tomorrow! :)
I just luv ya girlie! We are so alike and I am so glad we have met! Thanks for the chat today. I am still bawling for Allie and her family! We will be missed by all!
As for us, We are doing just fine! The bad weather will start hitting tomorrow but they are STILL not sure which way the storm is going!
09-14-2004, 11:56 PM
Yeah....my kitchen floor is clean FINALLY! :lol: It has needed a good cleaning since before vacation! Can't wait until I don't have to wait until Tony goes to bed to wash the floor! I'm ready for bed now. :p
No Tuna for me today...had BBQ'd pork tenderloin, green beans, corn and a salad for dinner. It was good. Jill..how did Spryng's recipe do?
I watched Oprah today and cried most of the way through it. Lori's Mom really held herself together. I don't know how she could manage to get through without just trashing Mark. She's much kinder than I could ever be.
Sorry to not address everyone, but I'm so tired right now. Must have breathed in too many cleaning fumes. :lol:
Hope the Malox works Mel. Hi to all!! Talk to you tomorrow.
09-15-2004, 12:24 AM
Good evening all!
Just a quick post from me.. I stayed up to watch Amazing Race and now I'm exausted. I hope I get some energy back soon. All I got done today was dishes.... so much more needs to get done.
But hope everyone has a great nights sleep! I'll talk to you all in the morning! :)
09-15-2004, 12:26 AM
hey there girlies, I lied again.....from now on, no promises as to if I will get here. I hate to make excuses but I'll tell you anyway why I was couldn't get here until now :lol: A friend came over that I haven't seen in ages, she is one of my only friends left that I still talk to besides you all! and then I got sydney down for a nap and she left to drive mack to ames before dinner...i sat downto fold clothes, and write to you all, and decided to look up what all the sadness was regarding this little girl who died yesterday. I was completely overtaken with emotion for some reason. It was just so wonderful all the support and everything for her. I read all the journal entries. I sat there the ENTIRE time sydney was sleeping, just reading and laughing, praying and crying. How beautiful that family is/was. anyway. now it is late,and I am so tired. SO I am going to bed...sorry again. I miss getting personal with you all. I will try again tomorrow :)
love to you all !
09-15-2004, 12:52 AM
Hey everyone I've been messing with my digital camcorder for the past hour or so trying to figure out how to save pictures that I captured on video. What a pain in the a**!! Anyway it's cool once you figure it out but it's def. not self explanatory. Dinner was really good! Good recipe Spryng! Man that hurricane is something else huh? So scary. Well I guess I really don't have anything else to report except that I drank a liter of water in 15 minutes and have had to pee 3 times in the last 20 minutes! TMI I know but I just thought I would share. I am also so snacky right now!! I think TOM is wreaking havoc on me. I really have only had 3 TOM's since Dec. 2002 cause that is when I got preg. and when I was breastfeeding I didn't get them either so I think this is my first real one in a long time. I'm sure he is probably back with a vengance so I better watch out. Hope you all are doing well and keep me posted on hurricane news.
Oh ya funny about us all eating tuna! Crazy!
One more thing Kristin if you are preg. what month and how old were you when you think "it" happened. I want to predict your child! LOL
K really gotta go now. TTYL!
09-15-2004, 02:13 AM
Hey girls quick post from me, as I'm at work!
Kristin I'm happy you were touched by Allie as well! And are you pregnant? I do need to know this information for no other reason than that I am extremely nosey ;) LOL
Penny girly I've been watching the news and reading the news and I am praying for you!! I hope that you escape this hurricane without any harm to you or your family or property. We Love you!!
Spryng Hope you sleep well tonight!! Only 2 more days of work til I get two days off!! Yayyyyyy!!!
Deana yes please post your bbq tuna recipe I think I'll have to try it :D Your loss this week was awesome!! WAY TO GO!!
Geri!!!! I missed you so much girly!!!! Tell me something, anything, anything at all!!! Hey and I want to know what is up with you WI people who drop babys out of moving cars ;) I'm JK I saw that story about that guy who did that in Green Bay and I was horrified, I'm just making sure it isn't something in the water :) Its good to have you back!
Crystal did you sit down and talk with hubby tonight? Let us know how it went!
Jilly I didn't know you had started babysitting!! How is it going? Are you totally exhausted at the end of the day? I would be LOL!!
Ok I need to go finish up some work and then sit on my butt until closing!! ;)