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09-15-2004, 08:56 AM
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 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.

09-15-2004, 09:08 AM
Well, good morning ladies! I hope you are all well this morning.

First off I would like to tell CINDI that my prayers are with your family today while Christian is having his surgery.

Secondly, I would like to says that additional prayers are with all of you in reach of this terrible hurricane. I hope this thing just disapates, or goes back to sea. I pray you are all safe and sound.

Today is going to be errands and getting the house in order. Abigail needs some stuff for school and I need to stop at shopRite for something, but right now I can't remember what. The brain isn't working yet! Bugga woke last night, but didn't. I heard him and when I went in, he was dreaming. Wouldn't let me pick him up or anything. When he did wake from the dream, he was of course "THIRSTY" . We will see what happens tonight. I have a feeling it's going to help. Otherwise, I will have to leave 3 cups of water in his room to drink. I'm tired of getting up and he doesn't understand enough yet tell him no drinking at night.

Crystal, I wanted to tell you that I found these flash cards at toys r us for Patrick. THe are feel and learn colors and shapes...made by scholastic. He loves them. They have different animals and other figures/objects in many different colors. In addition to that the rabbit feels fuzzy on one spot, the orange feels like an orange on one spot and the sail and the boat feels like canvas. Everything attracts the eye and the hand. Really neat. Just thought I'd let you know, you might find them useful at some point.

Hello to everyone I didn't get personal with. I will later on I promise.

09-15-2004, 09:14 AM

just two of the pictures taken at JCP 2 weeks ago..They are not good quality, but it's from the photos by wire.

09-15-2004, 09:14 AM
Morning Ladies....

I've been up since about 3 am glued to the tv. As for now, the hurricane is still directed straight at us... But the satelitte teams are saying that if the front keeps moving that it will turn Ivan at the last minute.... so only time will tell

We are already starting to feel some mild wind and rain but nothing much yet.

Sorry not to address anyone this morning but I am not sure how much longer we will have lights ..

I am thinking of you all!!!!

Have a great day,

09-15-2004, 09:17 AM
Those pics are just beautiful!!!!!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!!!

09-15-2004, 09:29 AM
:coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

Okay, you ladies just confused me like crazy. I came on and saw two new threads today, one by mel and one by penny. So I go to mel's, (it was first in line and had one post), and after I read the post I click go advanced to post and it says it's invalid, invalid, so I x out of that and come back and click on the first one not realizing it's penny's thread and now I see penny on it and not mel, but mel's post is there, the same one I read. I had to x out of it again and come back and then realized what had happened. Wow, it's too early for that kind of confusion.
Anyways, Good Morning.

Mel, thanks for the tip about those flash cards. I know that feel and learn things can be GREAT. I may have to try some for Ally. Hope you get your errands done today.

Spryng, sorry you were so pooped yesterday. I know it's the bc pills, but it sounds like you're pregnant. LOL

Kristin, glad you got to see your friend. I don't have any of those, I mean you gals, but no one to SEE.

Micehlle, sorry you had to work last night. Hope you got sleep afterwards.

Penny, are you evacuating yet? Are you going to have to? You're in my prayers.

Jill, hope you got some sleep.

Leigh, you too. Hope keeping Liam awake helped him sleep. That's what you've got to do sometimes. Andrew knows to tell me when he's sleepy and wants to go night night, but half the time it's not really night night time and I have to tell him no. Crazy, huh?

I'm doing better. Dh and I talked. He noticed something was wrong and asked and I told him that I really didn't want to tell him right now. And this went on for a bit. He said, I'm gonna take a shower and when I get out we can talk. Then he got out and asked to talk, but I wanted to soak in the bath, so he said okay, after your bath, we'll meet for our "lovers" meeting, LOL! So we met up in bed and I made him promise not to get mad and not to insult me that these were just my thoughts and opinions and I was going to say it all the way I wanted and he better not try to hurry me up.
SO................................I told him that I realized I was changing and I didn't want to build, or live here, or live in the country and I was thinking about putting Alisa in school.
He does NOT want to buy a home, or live in town, or move. He feels secure here and here we will have alot of equity in our home even right after it's built. He says he doesn't care if I put Alisa in school, but it will have to be this school district, which I refuse. He says, she'll grow out of this separation anxiety stage. And maybe she will, but WHEN. At home, she's not having to learn to. Now he doesn't want to build since I don't want to, but he won't move either. It's not that he was mad about it, but I want this and that and he wants that and this. Totally different. He said, so what, we don't build. And I said, NO that's not it. This has been the plan from the beginning and I say yes we build especially if he's not up to moving. So I feel better that he knows how I feel even though nothing is going to change. There is this small christian private school less than 5 minutes down the road, but it's like over $100 a month and we can't afford that at all. My mil offered to pay 1/2 if we could pay half and when she refinances her house she'd give me enough for a year, but I don't want her to do that. Dh has a problem paying such a high price when I can do it at home, but I'm going to check into anyways. Nonetheless, I do feel better literally. I feel like getting up and getting some things done around here. And if the bank says yes, we'll know by next week, then we'll build and I'll love it and enjoy it and be happy. I will get to alot of decorating, I don't think I'll be too sad about that.
So there you have it.
Now I've got to get school prepared and TTYL.

09-15-2004, 09:52 AM
Good morning ladies.

Ok Michelle, here's the tuna patty recipe:

4 - 6.5 oz cans tuna, drained
2 - eggs
1 - sleeve saltine crackers, crushed
1 Tbs garlic salt
1 Tbs cracked pepper
8 Tbs any BBQ sauce

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Make patties with hands and fry in skillet with non-stick spray, on medium heat til browned on both sides. I sometimes also chop onion to put in them but didn't feel like it last night.
Makes 8 patties.

I think that's pretty clear. Any questions just ask.

Dh will be home in a few, then off to bed, dd has preschool today, need to run to the store and get stuff for company and supper tonight. Also need to finish my kitchen and work on laundry some more.

I will get personal later. Know that I am thinking about you all as you endure your day. Especially Cindi with Christian's suregery and Penny with the hurricane.


09-15-2004, 10:44 AM
Hey everyone I'm up because baby got up and needed her pacifier and I wanted to get online and check out the hurricane situation. Not going to make this too long yet but wanted to tell Penny that I hope the hurricane does turn at the last minute (of course I'm sure everyone hopes that!) and to say that Crystal I'm soooooooooooooooooooooo glad you talked to dh!!! Good for you!! You should check in on shcolarships for Alisa, I know around here there's not many places that you couldn't get a scholarship for ANYTHING. Check into it, it's always worth a try. With your current situation I'm sure you would qualify. Anyway that's it's for now, I'll be up later to chat more. Keep me posted on the hurricane Penny if you have power. TTYL

09-15-2004, 11:03 AM
Hi all. Trying to get the kitchen cleaned from breakfast and these kids are KILLING me. I'm going crazy in this small house. My desk and computer area is in the livingroom and when one kid comes over then the others think they get to and then everyone's getting into my stuff and messing with things and DRIVING me crazy. In a big house I could have this computer area AWAY from everywhere. The girls have no where to go to get away from Andrew and he messes up everything they are doing. They wanted to go outside and it had rained last night so the ground is soaking wet. I told them to stay on the porch and Alisa knows that whatever she does he does. And I said if anyone gets off the porch then EVERYbody comes in. And she only got off and stepped onto a chair, well Andrew gets off so I make all of them come back in and it's the end of the world. I've already screamed at the top of my lungs enough times to give me a headache.
Sorry to go on like that.
Jill, glad you got some sleep.

09-15-2004, 11:05 AM
Good morning gals! Boy do I feel crappy :( I don't know if it's the weather fron coming in with Ivan or what, but I have a really bad sinus headache. What's weird is, I had one last week too, but I almost never get headaches, so it's weird.

Penny- oh, I've been thinking of you all the time, wondering if you're going to evacuate. DH is still in Mobile, but 7 or more miles inland, in a hotel he swears is sturdy and has withstood previous hurricanes. I'm still nervous. My Avon has not arrived yet, but I can't wait. I bought a bunch of ANEW stuff. The main thing I'm curious about is the retinol treatment I got. I've heard that it works well at clearing up minor blemishes as well as smoothing fine lines :D

Cindi- my prayers are with Christian and your family today!

Geri- I also thought it was incredible how Lori's mother is still close with Mark's family. That takes so much maturity of spirit or something.

Spryng- hope you got good sleep.

Kristin- I know what you mean- when I first read the Allie web page, I cried and cried :(

Jill- hope you made it out of the bathroom long enough to get some sleep :lol:

Michelle- are you still enjoying your job?

Melissa- thanks for your hurricane prayers :) I'll be so happy when this crazy season is over and DH is home safely. Glad the Maloxx/Mylanta (which is it?) seems to be working. Love those photos!!

Crystal- I'm so glad you talked to DH and feel better. At least you said how you feel and got it off your chest. Now he knows how you feel and can maybe take some of it into consideration. I wonder if a nearby church even has like an activity or something Alisa can go to once a week or more, just to have her interact with others her age and practice being away from you.

Deana- I may need to try that recipe!

Hey, have you guys seen that Sheraton commercial where they have that man singing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"? He signs it in sort of a folk-rock type style. I just love that song and was wondering if he's one of those children's singers. I thought if he has a CD out maybe I'd get it for me and Liam to listyen to.

Anyway, TTYL.

09-15-2004, 11:09 AM
Just so you all know, Penny and I did start a post at the same time this morning. I deleted mine so that it wouldn't be too confusing. Sorry, Crystal.

09-15-2004, 11:45 AM
Good morning ladies :coffee:

Michelle, I missed you too!! Why the heck are you working so much? I thought it was only going to be parttime? I'm only working Friday this week. I saw that story about the idiot too. Thank God the baby was OK!

Mel... glad you got some sleep last night! The pictures are wonderful.

Leigh and Penny...hope you and yours are all safe! They're saying the hurricane force winds can be felt over 100 miles from the eye and now there's another tropical storm Jeanne out there! When will it end?? Penny... what are you still doing there?? How far away from the coast are you?
Leigh..hope the headache goes away soon. I don't get them much either...always the sinus ones though.

Crystal..and I thought I was the only one who screamed and screamed at her kids :lol: . Dr Phil has a new series about family relationships this season...he showed lots of parents just screaming at their kids and I felt bad...but then Will and I were arguing again this morning :lol: . Whatcha gonna do?? Glad you talked to dh..but I'm you'll be happy building again??

Jill... have you stopped peeing yet?? :lol: Between my coffee and water in the am I have the same problem.

Spryng... are you feeling well rested this morning? I never got sick or tired from bc pills. Never even heard of it. Maybe you need something else or is this just a phase in the beginning?

OK, gotta run..both boys need a diaper change :p . I'll be back sometime later today.

Hi to ya!

09-15-2004, 11:46 AM
Ooops...boys will have to wait a sec... Cindi...thinking of you and Christian today and wanted to congratulate you on your exercise!!!

09-15-2004, 11:52 AM
Good morning all!

Well Tanner didn't wake up until 8:15 this morning so I got a good nights sleep but yet I'm still dragging, lol. Crystal you are right, I DO feel pregnant even though I know I'm not. I always hate the beginning of BC pills... makes me feel so out of it.
So after I eat breakfast today I plan on getting some housework done (hopefully by then I have some energy) Dinner tonight will be Garlic Lime Chicken, what do you all have planned?

Leigh, isn't Ivan suppose to hit GA too? Are you going to be safe also? This hurricane is really scaring me. DH should be in Florida (orlando) tonight so he should be safe. I hope so.

Crystal, I'm so glad you got to talk to your dh. Even though not much will change because of it it's always important they hear your thoughts, you know? And what exactly is wrong with the public schools there??

Jill, enjoy the rest of the your morning sleep! :) Wish it was me!! Glad you enjoyed that recipe, it's one of my favorites. Can you post some of those pics on your digital camcorder on the net? I would love to see some! I need to get some of mine uploaded today.

Deana, hope you have a great dinner tonight!

Penny I truly hope you and your family is safe! Are you thinking about evacuating?? I think you should!

Melissa, cute pictures!!! Your little boy is a doll!

Michelle, I hope to get a call from you when you are on one of your days off!

Kristin, sounds like you had a nice visit with your friend. That is always nice.

Well I better get some food in me. TTYL!

09-15-2004, 11:56 AM
Geri, you snuck in on me! Yes BC pills can give you all the early symptoms of pregnancy when you first start taking them... and boy do I have them, LOL. And I've been watching that new series on Dr. Phil too and it makes me want to buy his new book because I yell alot too and I hate it because it doesn't work. But I know Dr. Phil doesn't believe in spankings and I do so I wonder how that would fit in with his plan for families. Hmmm....

Well I'm starving so I'll TTYL!

09-15-2004, 12:16 PM
Good Morning !!! I go to the doctor Monday now...sheeesh! They forgot that I was a "new patient" and that I need an hour, not a half hour....she wants to do a full physical to, which I like...haven't had one in a while ! on top of the blood work to test for a baby or thyroid diease, or something else that I can't remember what its called! :lol: so along with me, you will all just have to wait! :shrug: i bought 2 packs of 3 HPTs when this lal started and 5 are gone !!!! haha, I am too impatient. So I have one left and I think that I will use it this weekend just for fun, before I go.

JIll - it would have been concieved in August around the 10-15th...and I was/am 22 years old !!! :) So are you having "harvest moon withdrawls" yet? :lol:

Michelle - haha, you are not nosy, just curious as we all are! haha! I can't believe what a rift of impatience has occured regarding my possible pregnancy! I laugh every time I see someone say "are you pregnant or what??!?!?!" haha :lol: Hope you have a good day..I miss seeing you more often !!!

Crystal - I am so glad that you told dh how you felt. Believe it or not, even though sometimes men don't act like they care what you say...they do, they just don't want to give up the pride !! ;) Things will work out the way they are suppose to !!! Its just tough when there are so many decisions to be made ! :) i don't have very many friends outside of this place either...2 girlfriends one I see alot and the other lives in Iowa, and one good guy friend who I met at my old work and now he is a stay at home dad to twin 7 month old girls! so I never see him! haha!

Spryng - what do you have planned for the day! Sorry the BC and TOM isues are throwing you off! I'm sure it will get back to normal, you body is changing hormones too, and probably like "whoooaaahh" right along with you ! haha! :lol:Have you gotten anthing in the mail lately????????????

Cindi - I am definately thinking of you and Christian today! :) We love you, let us know how everything goes after his surgery! :grouphug:

Deana - Those tuna patties sound good, I might have to make them sometime ! sounds like you have a busy day around too! :)

Penny - I am praying for you hunny. will you have to evacuate? are the kids still in school, or did they close yours yet? I wish I could come down there and help you, if you have to evacuate! Better yet, come to the middle of the US and stay with me in hurricanes, just an occasional tornado and lots of snow in the winter :) Please let us know if there is anything we could do :)

Leigh - I'm saying a little prayer for dh too...I'm sure he is safe, but its tough to judge with mother nature! :) Our sinuses have been bad to us (me and sydney) all this week, we both have a stuffy nose, lots of pressure and puffy, watery eyes..I get the headaches too. It rained a TON last night here, so I think that might of had something to do with it. Hope you get to feeling better :)

Mel - I hope that bugga is doing better soon!!! Glad that you found the flash cards that he really likes, I love fun learning tools! :) You will be amazed at what he picks up from those! The Pictures are so cute..I love red for a uniform color, it is so bold and bright ;) You have a beautiful family !

well - I better get crackin' on this house! I want to do the dishes and the kitchen and get everything ready for dinner that way I can spend from 11 o'clock until I am DONE folding clothes, in the bedroom watching my soaps! :lol: Sydney loves to play dress ups and makeup so I think I will let her do that today while I fold.....we only get that out sometimes! ;) If the concrete drys up soon, we might go out for a little while before nap time. During nap time I am going to get down here hopefully and also get some of this desk cleaned up! :) well have a great morning everyone! TTYL ! Oh yeah I forgot..I am down 2 lbs, this week. The funny thing is, I am not really eating less, just better things and only water, and bam! that is doing the trick. I asked the doc if that was safe if I was preg, and she said absolutely, since you aren't effecting anything to do with the baby, just making my own body healthy! So I am excited! But she did say that if I am preg, I can't lose weight after my first trimester. So I figure that is okay! okay - now I really have to go! dd hasn't had breakfast yet, I forgot, sheesh, mom brain I tell ya! TTYL !

09-15-2004, 12:17 PM
Hi Ladies.

I wanted to post real quick...

We are getting some good news :) The storm is veering towards the north some. We won't find out too much more until 4 pm central if it stays that way.

We can't really evulaute here b/c the roads are jammed pack! There are curfews that no one can be on the streets after 2 pm. There is a lady that called the radio... she said she has been in the car for 14 hours driving with three children on a trip that should have taken 3 hrs.

I feel for all these people. All hotels are booked up from Memphis, to Houston and there is no where else to go.

Anyhow we are doing fine here so far. It is kind of like miss and hit with the rain and wind right now..... Feels like the calm before the storm....

But for the most part I think we will be ok if it keeps heading North.....

The Predictions for now is the Mississippi/Alabama border.

How close are you to where it will hit???? I am worried about you! Please let us know! I will keep dh in my prayers!!

I am glad you talked with dh! Does it feel like a weight has been lifted?

Have fun running errands today. Thanks for checking on me!

Do you have any last minute things to get done for Bayley's party?
Send me those pics :)

Did you read the post from the Dallas newspaper? I logged on today and checked it out... Everything about Allie's life and death have been so calm and beautiful. Jenny is a very strong, compassionate, loving Mother!

Did you get your pics back from vacation? I can't wait to see some!

Hope you have a great time today with your friend! Adult conversation..... good.... :) :lol:

I am so glad to hear that dh is safe! When does he leave Florida? The dinner sounds great! Let me know how it turns out!

My prayers are with Christian today also! I know everything will be just fine :)

What are you making for company tonight? I have used those tuna cakes with wheat crackers and also bread crumbs.... Have you tried them with crab? Very good too!

Ok I am gonna get some cleaning done.....

Hugs to you all!!!

09-15-2004, 12:18 PM
Good morning all! I am new to this web page, but was reading through your posts and boy can I agree. I am a stay at home mom with all girls (ages 2, 5, and 11). I'm going through the terrible 2's again and am about ready to pull my hair out. I started weight watchers in May but have only lost around 11 lbs so far. It seems like this is going to take forever. I wish I remember what it looks like to be 150 pounds. You guys are all doing a great job at losing weight. Its awesome.

09-15-2004, 12:24 PM
Geri - you snuck in on me and you too spryng! :) I would like the Dr. Phil thing too - I was watchign that and felt like I should watch my yelling too! haha, hope you have a good day, screamin' at the boys! :lol:

Spryng - I am with you, I beieve in a spanking once in a while. Like when she needs a jolt of "hey you are putting yourself or someone or something in danger". I don't howeer beieve in the the whole, okay lay across my lap because you got a bad grade thing! :lol: haha. Sydney gets them when I have to chase after her if she runs in the street, or she is hurting the dog or something similar..nothing that hurts too bad, just a wake up call that what she is doing in bad and my yelling isn't effecting her! haha! SO dr. phil would hate me! haha!

okay - I will talk to you all later!

09-15-2004, 12:26 PM
Mel: I'm sorry, I forgot to mention how adorable your kids are. Those are great pictures. They came across just wonderful.

Crystal: Glad you got to talk to dh. Atleast your feelings are ou in the open, maybe it will help. Will you have much say in the design and layout of the house you build? Maybe if you explain to him that you will spend more time in it and deal with the kids in it, then he will let you have a little more say in it. Perhaps that will make you feel even better about building. Please tell us what the problem is with the school there. Have you checked into taking her to another district each day, something close? Would that help? Would you have to pay tuition? You may qualify for assistance in that if nothing else. Good luck.

Jill: Hope you're having a great day.

Leigh: Let me know how you like it when you do try it. That's a favorite around here. My oldest came in just as I was finishing up fixing supper and looked at what we were having, then put his hands on my shoulders with a surprised look on his face and said, why didn't you tell me you were fixing those. I said I wanted to surprise him and yelled It was too funny. I think he ate 2 of them and probably would have eaten more. Next time I may have to double it because I didn't have enough to send with dh to work. I had a plate left from the night before so he took that.

Geri: Hope you day is going good.

Spryng: I still haven't figured out what we're having tonight. I tried to call her last night but she wasn't home. I left her a mesage to call me this morning so we can work it out. Hope you start feeling better soon. You said you have alot of driving to do that next couple days, that will wear you out fast, especially if you don't feel well.

Anyone heard anything out of Jaymi lately? I know she can't be online while dh is there. I just hope she didn't have any problems with the last hurricane and hope the kids are doing good.

Cindi: Hope Christian's surgery went well and he recovers quickly. Kids are so reslient he'll be bouncing off the walls again in no

Well have to get dd in the bath to get ready for school.

Be back later.

09-15-2004, 12:38 PM
Ok, Ok....slow down girls. Penny, Kristin and chrily all snuck in while I was typing.

Penny: I have used salmon but never crab, it's too expensive for me.....

Kristin: Girl, are they ever gonna get you in there? Hopefully Monday won't get changed. The suspense is killing us.......WTG on the loss, evn if you are pregnant. I lost 8 pounds in my first trimester with dd because the prenatal vitamins made me so nauseous. Then only gained that plus 10 back the last 2 trimesters. And her apgar scores were 9.9 even though I quit taking my vitamins, drank Dr. Pepper all the time and didn't get much excercise. You'll be fine if you are. Part of that may be stress from wondering too, you think?

chrily: WELCOME!!!!! I'm Deana, sahm of Erik 16, Andrew 8, Matthew 7, and Abby 4. You will love it here. Great support and wonderful friends. Let us know more about you.

Ok going to get bath run for dd.

09-15-2004, 01:04 PM
Chrily, welcome. I'm Crystal, 27 yo. sahm of 3; almost 4. Alisa is almost 6 yrs., Ally is 3 yrs., and Andrew is 21 months. I'm due Feb. 1st. I homeschool and live in Texas. Glad you found us and you stick around. Love to know more about you.

Thanks girls for all your words. I do feel better now that I talked to dh.

Geri, building may not be what I WANT to do, but going from a 2 bedroom, 1 bath house with 3 kids all day every day to a 4 bedroom, 2 bath plus office house, oh yes, I can make myself happy with that.

Deana, we've got our house plans and yes we both had says in them. He knew to leave alot to me, I cook in the kitchen, I work at home and stay here so that was important. And of course, I love decorating, so oh yeah, that's MY job.

Ally has been the crankiest EVER today. So unlike her. She got into some of my bills that were sealed and stamped waiting to be mailed and tore two of them, can't tape them because she and ANdrew unrolled my entire roll of scotch tape. Then she threw a fit when I wouldn't let her talk on my phone after Alisa did and hit the glass door and broke the glass. I was still on the phone so I couldn't exactly get to her at that moment, but she got her own punishment out of it by cutting her wrist in two little places and it was bleeding and I was out of bandaids. So she's paying for it. I'm not going to let her school, I told her to sit her tooshie on the couch and not move it. That is SOOOOOOOOOO unlike her. But it's put me in a bad mood.

Alisa was talking on the phone to the speech therapist with the public school system, I was hoping I could get her to go up there for that. It was the same speech teacher I had when I was 6 yrs old and in the first grade. How neat. But she can't do that, because only if she's enrolled in that school. Not sure what to do. She said not to worry too much yet.
These schools here I can't really pinpoint one problem with them just an overall digust for them. And I've told Alisa so much bad stuff about public schools, (yes my fault, I know), that if I make her go there she'll think she's done something wrong. I'm still unsure about what to do.

Leigh, I could take her to the church, but we're not really active members there and I don't really care for that church. And all those things are in the evenings and I want something during the day.

I'm gonna look into some extra curricular things for her to get into and maybe through this year if she gets better and I slowly start talking to her about going to school, maybe next school year she might want to try it.

Anyways, Andrew is down and we are starting school. TTYL

09-15-2004, 01:30 PM
Ok Good Morning again! I should have never gone back to bed because it was really hard to get up when Bayley got up! My alarm was going off too and I was still alseep for like 10 minutes of it going off! That's pretty bad. Well I need to go to the gym today and then get back here and get some things done, nothing big planned except for watching that dang hurricane!!

I think I have QOTD today so here goes:
Do you talk about us girls from 3FC to your family and friends and if so what do they think?

I talk about you guys allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll the time to my family and friends and at first I think they thought I was a dork cause I had all these friends online but now that they see that it is helping me lose weight and keep my house organized they are all asking me about the websites I go to and if they can join!! I don't think I would want any of them to join this site because I don't want to share you guys!! It's funny cause just yesterday I was talking to my mom and I was like "my friend Penny lives in LA where the hurricane is hitting" and my mom was like Penny? And I said oh ya my friend from the interenet. I consider all of you guys my friends and although some people think it's strange I think it's great and I am so glad I have met all of you!

Mel it sounds like you got some sleep last night! Do you think it was the Malox? I hope so, that would be great if you could get a good nights sleep! Those pics are sooooooooooooooooooooooo CUTE!! You have beautiful kids!!

Penny I so hope that thing turns, that would be so great! I couldn't get to bed last night cause I was wondering what the hurricane was doing and how you and your family was doing, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh it's crazy. Keep us posted if you can!

Crystal sorry the kids are driving you crazy, just think of a nice big house that you could hide from them if you wanted to!! LOL

Leigh sorry you are feeling bad, the weather isn't good here either and it just makes me want to do nothing all day. I haven't seen that Sheraton commercial but I will keep my eyes out for it. Hope you have a good day.

Geri I did stop peeing long enough to sleep a few hours but then I was up again. Glad I drank it though cause I was down a couple pounds from yesterday, I'm still trying to flush out my bad eating weekend!! Sorry you've been arguing with Will, hope it gets better.

Spryng sorry you are still feeling yucky from BC, hopefully it will subside. How much water did you drink yesterday? I only had 2 liters but it was enough to make me pee all the time so I think it was good. I'm going to try and post a couple new pics today, one of them will be kind of grainy though cause it was captured from my video and they just turn out kind of funky, I do have a cute one with Ron, Bayley and the little bay I am watching sitting in the hammock, it's pretty cute.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Kristin the Doc!!!! Your slowly trying to kill me right???? Oh well It will happen soon. So I checked the chart and if you got preg in August and your 22 it says boy, however if you are not preg and you get preg in any month between Sept. and Feb. it's a girl, so hope you don't have any preferences! LOL Just thought I would tell ya. This chart is pretty accurate too! I've done it on over 30 people and it has been right on 95% of them. I'm going to follow it next time and try to get a boy. We'll see what happens! Have fun folding laundry! No harvest moon withdrawals yet I'm just happy my house is in order again!!

Hi Chrily! I'm a SAHM of Bayley who will be 1 this weekend. You going to love it here!!

Deana what do you have planned today? Are you motivated today? LOL Sounds like you ended up getting a lot done yesterday and your dinner sounded good too so I would call that an accomplishment! Hope you are having a good day!!

Ok I need to get ready for the gym so I can get there sometime today, don't really feel like working out but if I make myself go I will get into it. Ok ladies have a nice day and I'll be back! TTYL!

09-15-2004, 01:38 PM
Welcome Chrily, I'm Geri, Mom to Will-3 and tony-1 and I DREAD going through the 2's and 3's again with Tony. Will is one moody little boy! This is a great place to hang out.

Back again because Will wanted to come play downstairs. First he had to pick up all the toys he dumped all over the floor upstairs. This house was a total wreck a while ago. Now it's just bad down here. We have way too many toys.

Crystal, sorry you're having so much trouble with Ally today. They really know how to push buttons hey? I understand about the house situation...just worried about how you'll pay the bills...none of my business but I don't like to see people get into fincl chaos. :^: You have to do what's right for you!! I would love to do some decorating around here. I have walls that need painting but with Tony always getting under foot I wouldn't be able to start until about 10 pm. There's always time when he gets older right?

Kristin..keeping my fingers crossed for you. Too funny about the pg tests. I used to take them like every 5 minutes it seemed :lol: . Hope all works out the way you want it too.

As far as spanking goes... I spank Tony when I have to tell him 200 times a day to keep his fingers off the TV power button ... or the stereo speaker covers down here ... or the diapers he likes to scatter all over the house... Will knows what a spank is and he'll shrink away from me when I raise my hand. That kind of bothers me but I only spank when they really push me to the brink. And I spank on the butt or back of the thigh...never in the head or anything abusive you know? Dr Phil definately doesn't spank or belive in it...but you can't agree with everything right? He's not God ;) . I do wish I wouldn't yell so much though. I try and try to remember that they'll obey me better if I'm not screaming at them. Like cleaning up for example... I try to make a game out of it and see how much noise we can make putting the toys back in the bucket. So much more effective than screaming "pick up your toys"!

OK, well Tony's screaming now...always something! Hope you're all having a great day. I think dinner tonight will be a beef chuck roast with a bbq rub that I picked up in Austin. I'll put it in one of those roasting bags and hopefully it'll turn out nice and tender.

I'll talk to you all later!

09-15-2004, 02:25 PM
Boy oh boy, ya'll are busy this morning! Well, since I'm feeling bad, I'm doing a modified chore list today.

Geri- thanks for your kind words about the hurricane. I sawDr. Phil yesterday to with the angry parents. I know every day I ask for more patience LOL.

Spryng- I think DH will be fine because Ivan won't be making landfall until very late night/early morning. So if he'll already be in Orlando, he'll be fine. Ivan will come here- but by that time it will be very heavy rain and wind, but not a hurricane. I'm not sure what it would be called at that point- a tropical storm maybe? I keep forgetting to ask you, I saw on the news that they arrested someone for those killings in KC . . . were you following that story at all?

Kristin- does Sydney dress up in your old clothes? Boy I used to love to play dress up.

Penny- glad the storm may not be a direct hit for you, though I know you'll still get tons of rain and some winds too I'd think. I'm pretty far away from the storm here in Atlanta. When it reaches us, it will be a tropical storm or tropical depression and we'll just get tons of rain and wind. I'm more worried about DH who is sitting in Mobile, Alabama.

Welcome, Chrily! Nice to meet you. I'm Leigh, SAHM to one almost-eleven-month-old. Just jump right in - everyone here is wonderful and supportive. Is that a pic of your dog? How cute! I love Basset Hounds . . . we have a mini-Dachshund, so you can tell we're hound people :lol:

Deana- I think I'm going to hold off and try the recipe when DH is home. No sense making it just for me :)

Crystal- wonder why Ally is so out of sorts! I hate days like that. But as for decorating the new house- that will be fun, fun, fun!

Jill- did you say you're down a couple of pounds?? Is today your WI? Well, :bravo: regardless.

QOTD: Oh, I do talk about you guys, but sometimes it's hard to explain who you are. I talk about you so much that DH now knows who you are, but when I first began talking about you, DH was like, "Spryng? Crystal? Who are they??"

Okay, gotta go play with Liam.

09-15-2004, 03:08 PM
Hi girls!!!

Just got back from the vet and Yugi got his cast off today!! Yayyyy!! So I gave him a bath and he is sparkling clean and cute again ;)

QOTD I talk about you guys to everyone lol

Geri I think we all have moments when we are pushed to the edge, I think children do it to test us lol!!

Penny hope you are doing well! Yes I saw that article and actually I'm downloading a video that was made in memory of allie. I'll send it to you if you would like. Did you see Jennys post last night? She said it was the most beautiful thing ever to see her daughter become an angel I'm just so touched by them

Ok I need a nap badly I'm so crabby and I am working alot ugghhhhh!!

Ok off to bed for me
love to you all

09-15-2004, 03:33 PM
Good afternoon all!

My day is getting a little better. I took a shower a while ago and that really refreshed me. I just wish I could get some more energy. I want to exercise but I'm just too tired!! I'm hoping it will all pass soon.

QOTD-- I talk about you all individually (especially to my DH) and he always says, oh is that one of those 3 fat chicks? LOl... and when I mentioned I'd like to meet Ricci some day he came unglued, he thought she was a he because of the name, lol.. I had to reassure him I'm not hooking up with guys on the net, lol. But he knows I live on this site so he's fine with it all.

Michelle, so glad Yugi got his cast off! Did you get pictures while he had it on? I'm sure he's adorable. Enjoy your nap!

Leigh, I hope you feel better fast. Has to be hard trying to take care of Liam and not feeling well yourself. Do you talk to your dh much while he is gone? And yes I have been watching the serial killer story in KC. Too scary. The guy they arrested has only been linked to one of the murders so far so they aren't 100% sure he's the killer... but I hope who ever it is gets caught fast, that would scare me like crazy if I lived there. What has been going on with the scott peterson trial?? Any new evidence? does it look like he'll be convicted?

Geri, I hope you are having a good day. Sounds like you've got alot done in your house today, wanna come help me with mine? lol. Bring those margaritas with you, LOL!

Jill, I got in about 8 glasses of water yesterday... not really sure. I wanted to check my weight this morning and see if it was coming down but I forgot. Sounds like yours is heading in the right direction though. Enjoy the gym!

Deana, I hope by now you have a plan for tonight, lol... I would be stressing like crazy about dinner for friends. But I'm sure you can handle it!

Welcome Chrily!!! I am Spryng, mother of 3 (4,3,1) been married 6 years now and I too am on WW! Are you trying the new Core program or Flexpoints? I'm doing Core and loving it! I hope to see more posts from you soon so we can get to know you better!

Penny, that is great news about the storm! I hope it misses you! And dh will be in florida until thursday.

Kristin, wow, you are one patient girl! If my appointment would have been changed I would be peeved! LOL! I truly am hoping you hear those two little words (You're Pregnant!) on your visit and I also hope that if you hear the opposite you won't be too disapointed and will just keep on trying. We are here for you! And no I haven't got anything in the mail lately... but I will keep my eyes open! :)

Well, I guess I will take myself a little nap. Have a great afternoon all!

09-15-2004, 04:15 PM
I'm back for a few.
Geri, like the kids listen to you very nicely saying, now quitting hitting your sister, or don't do that again. Of course not, you have to let them know how serious you are and when you raise your voice, they know mom is serious.

QOTD: yes, I do talk about you guys. At first dh tried to tell me you were all men covering as women to get women. Then I told him who was having TOM and what their labor was like with their kids and all this womanly stuff. My sister says, now don't forget God is your biggest support and he's who you really need...blah, blah, blah.

My day is not getting a whole lot better. I locked myself in the bathroom and cried earlier. Needed to and it helped alittle. Realized with Alisa, I'm keeping her at home and she does NOT want to get involved in ANY extra fun stuff outside of the home if mama's not there. So, we'll stay home and be hermits until I know she's ready. Maybe next year she'll be alittle more ready, because Ally will be in Pre-K and be getting involved in things. I'm looking into homeschool groups that hold lots of fun things to be involved with. That's the best option. Right now, that's that.
My mil called and said that her dh got a job offer from Pensacola, Florida. I think he'll take it and go for a couple of weeks and if he likes it, then she'll follow. Very happy for them. Dh is going to start looking for a job but he's only limiting himself to DFW area and that's it, there's not much here but he says this is his security. Makes no since, if there's no jobs for him, where's the security?
I'm fixing to get a nap in I think. Not sure about dinner. Probably go to town when we all wake up, need milk and something to cook for dinner.
I really feel like I'm losing control over my life. I mean I know God has all the control, but usually I feel stable and comfortable and take each day in stride and now I can't even see 1 minute ahead much less the day and each minute gets taken up with kids fighting, screaming, arguing, getting into my stuff, cooking, crying, laundry and I'm losing myself in all of it, literally.
That is all I'm going to say about any of it, and this, I'm going to talk to the doc about it next week as if there is anything he can do.

09-15-2004, 05:15 PM
Hey girlies had a great workout at the gym, my legs are mush so I know I did it right! LOL Came home and took a shower and just finished another tuna sandwich with some baked chips on it. Does anyone else eat chips ON their sandwiches like me? So good! Dinner tonight is another Spryng recipe Sour cream chicken in the crock pot, I think I will shred it up and put it on some more of those baked chips and sprinkle it with ff cheese and some lettuce and tomato, should be good. So it was not my weigh in today (not till Friday) but I have been so upset at my gain over the weekend that I have been watching the scale like a hawk! I know I shouldn't do this that's why I didn't own a scale for a long time! I'm anal about them when I have them in my home. But I am proud to report that after the gym before my shower I was only a pound over what I was last week so that's good, maybe I'll get a loss this week after all. I really think all the water yesterday helped. I am going to try and get some more in today but I think I will do a water challenge tomorrow, anyone want to join? They are really good to do before weigh in! LOL Spryng knows what I'm talking about! LOL Anyway do any of you watch Bold and the Beautiful? I catch bits and pieces of it once in awhile and I have to laugh every time I see Ridge's hair!! What is going on with it?! He looks like a male fairy or something!! Like when Julia Robers played Tinkerbell on Hook! It's gross. Jus thought I would share cause I caught a glimpse of him earlier. Ok well I am going to try and post some pictures in a minute, probably just 2 but you all need to update too! Some of you I don't even know what you look like! It kills me!! We should all scan and post pics of ourselves when we were in high school, that would be a riot!! Anyway I'm going to get personal so I can get off this thing, I talk to much sometimes! Somebody stop me!!

Geri I haven't had to spank yet but I think I probably will, I was spanked as a child but never did I ever consider it abuse and even at a young age I knew that it wasn't cause my parents didn't like me or wanted to hurt me but every once in awhile I would give my mom a run for her money so she would spank me. I think my sister got it more than me cause I was the easy kid. However I know every kid is different so I will have to see what is most effective for Bayley. Anyway after I tell you my life story......................sorry I get carried away sometimes. I hope your downstairs got cleaned! Sorry the kids are giving you a run for your money today!! When is your next girls night? We're having one soon so I am getting excited about that!

Leigh having anymore tuna today? I did!! LOL Hope you are having a good day, did you get your walk in?

Michelle yay Yugis cast is off!! I still want to see a pic with it on!! Have you done much with your website lately?

Spryng glad you feel a little better, it's weird how taking a shower does that for you! I feel the same way now that I've had one. I'm sure you will get back to exercising after TOM comes. I think we need to be good to our bodies and if you really don't feel like doing it give yourself a break and start new when "he" leaves. How's the diet going? Have you still been doing good? I'm sure you have. Let me know if you are up for a water challenge tomorrow.

Crystal sorry about your day. Sometimes we just have days like that. I definitely think you should talk to the doctor about it, they may be able to help you out. I dont know why you are even getting a sono, I already told you it is a girl!! LOL I really think it is and if this chart is wrong on you I will be surprised. I'm excited for you to know for sure though. Think happy thoughts!

Oh ya and I wanted to tell you all earlier that my dh knows each and every one of you! I used to have to say "you know Spryng is the one with they dh that drives trucks" and he would say oh ya but now I will say your names and he says oh the one with they dh that is on Fox News and I'm like ya! It's funny, he even knows he is a dh and he always says it! Kind of funny. Ok I am really gone now, need to get my butt in gear!! Hope you all are getting a lot done today or nothing done depending on your goals for the day LOL!! TTYL

09-15-2004, 05:35 PM
New photos on the msn site!! Check em out if you want.

09-15-2004, 06:15 PM
Spryng...I'm heading over with the margarita's. Don't expect to be cleaning anything once we break the bucket open though :lol3: :rofl: Sure sounds like Crystal could use a few too, but we'll have to have them for her! What serial killer? I've missed that story somehow!

QOTD...I do talk about you to dh. I've mentioned you to friends and kind of got funny looks...they all work outside the home and don't have time for online friends (I used to be one of those people...thought only wacko's chatted online :lol: ...well, maybe we're all crazy).

Leigh..are you feeling better??

Crystal...God is your support...but he can't make you crack up laughing like we can ;) . :grouphug: That's for your feelings of being overwhelmed lately. Been there too and I only have 2 kids! There are days when I think, what the heck am I doing here ??? I have no issues with yelling at the boys...I just sometimes feel like that's all I'm doing and need to calm myself down because maybe they're acting up because I'm not giving them enough attention. Does that make sense? I'm hoping it'll get easier as Tony gets older and they play together a little more. They do play together now, but Tony's vocabulary is limited right now :) . Anyway...hope you're doing better.

Jill... I'm going over to check out your pics as soon as I'm done here. Thanks for telling me all about your life...geez I thought you'd never shut up :blah: :blah: know I'm just kidding, right??????? :D ;)

Michelle... yeah for Yugi!! Hope you get a good nap.

Penny...are you still safe??

OK, gotta run and see what the boys are getting into!! TTYL

09-15-2004, 06:15 PM
Jill, I don't even know how to put pictures on this thing. I think I did on the msn site once but that was a long time ago. You know I do think I'm having a girl, but Andrew was the ONLY other pregnancy that I was moody with. I wasn't this bad at all. But with the girls, I never ever, ever felt miserable and depressed and sad but with Andrew, that's how I knew I was pregnant to begin with, because I was so moody. That makes me think boy. But who knows. We'll soon find out.
Never got a nap. Andrew wouldn't lay back down, but that will be good come tonight he'll go to bed easily tonight. I've got a headache. I'm gonna take a nice warm shower and then make something little for dinner. Frozen pizza maybe. Then when dh gets home, I'm going to town by MYSELF. Need a few things.
Hope everyone is doing well. TTYL

09-15-2004, 06:29 PM
Jill.... great pics! Bayley's precious.

09-15-2004, 06:43 PM
Thanks Geri, shes a keeper!

09-15-2004, 07:11 PM
Hello again!

Just got finished with dinner. Garlic Lime chicken was a hit with the kids! I liked it too even though it was a little salty for me, but good. The kids are now watching Hook.

Crystal, don't say it's a BOY!! LOL.. it HAS to be a girl!! ;) Frozen pizza sounds good and after the day you have had you deserve a break from cooking. But I think you are having normal anxiety that comes with pregnancy and life, you know? I mean, you will be having a baby in just a few more months and there are big things happening in your life, I would be overwhelmed too! If you ever need to talk call me ok?? Do you still have my number? Email me and I'll send it to you.

Geri, I'm ready for those margaritas!!!! Where are you!? LOL! And there is a serial killer in kansas city right now, 6 women are dead. I don't really know details because the press isn't giving much. But they caught a black man and they linked him to one of the murders but they still aren't sure if he's the One, you know? Glad I don't live there. And you are right about only wackos chatting online, lol... and those from the working world join us too! LOL!

Jill, I'll be checking out those pics right after I post here! You'll have to let me know how you like that recipe tonight. We love it, I always shred it and eat it in burritos.. good any way though. And I hope my energy will come back, TOM is here now so he should be leaving soon. And yes I'm doing great being OP... no slip ups since DH left. I just hate when I sabbotage myself when he is home.

Well, I better get off here. TTYL!

09-15-2004, 07:16 PM
Jill, I just wanted to say cute pics and your DH is adorable!!!!! I'd keep him if I were you, LOL! ;)

09-15-2004, 07:36 PM
Here are some pics of me finally.. updated ones, this was taken last sunday. Give me a few minutes and I'll get some of the kids up here too.

09-15-2004, 07:40 PM
Thanks Spryng. Yes you're right it's just an overwhelming time.
Geri, you are right. God is my support, but that takes patience, which is a virtue, and being able to talk to you guys and get advice and support at once is what makes it nice. Those margaritas sound SOOOOO good, save a few for a few months.

Well, my bad mood was turned upside down when dh came home in a REALLY, REALLY, REALLY bad mood. Maybe the worst he's ever been in, EVER. He found out that his g-ma had told him she had the closing $ up until yesterday and today she doesn't have it and may get it next week, Maybe. So he now thinks life sucks and NOTHING goes HIS way and he'll have to get a job that makes him travel and he'll never be home so he told Andrew to quit being a baby by whining for daddy because he needs to get used to daddy being gone. I am simply going to be really really quite this evening, keep the kids quiet and let him deal with it how ever he needs to. But now my quite evening to town has turned into taking 3 kids with me.
Okay, hope all is well. TTYL

09-15-2004, 07:55 PM
OK, here are a few more... one more of me and then some of Tanner and Bubba... I need to get a new one of Ava up here too.

09-15-2004, 07:57 PM
I didn't notice before but the one of Tanner in his little suit was before his hair cut and the one in the orange shirt was after... I can't believe how much a hair cut can change their whole face! He looks so much older now. Breaks my heart, lol.

09-15-2004, 08:19 PM
Beautiful pics Spryng!! You look awesome and your kids are adorable!

09-15-2004, 08:49 PM
Hello. Today has been one of those super busy days even though we've been home all day. Everyone calling, etc. Spoke to DH and he made me feel better about his being in Mobile. It sounds like they're taking the necessary precautions and the mayor said the hotel they are in is very safe.

My Avon stuff arrived today. That's the fastest processing and shipping ever! :D So, I began with my evening routine. I just love the way Avon products smell.

Michelle- I'm glad Yugi got his cast off :) Does he act differently now?

Spryng- You are so beautiful!!! And so are those kiddies. Love the pictures, but I definitely want to see Ava now. Did you know Heather Locklear named her daughter Ava? At least, I think so- heard her mention it on the Tonight Show and I think she said Ava. I have not been following Scott Peterson for several days because I'm watching DH all day LOL. And yes, we do topuch base a lot. He has a text pager, so I send him email pages throughout the day. How about you and DH when he's on the road?

Crystal :grouphug: I'm sorry you're having such a rough time of it lately. As you know, I've had my meltdowns too, so I think they are good once in a while and par for the course. But I do think it's good for you to mention it to the doctor just to see what he says.

Jill- Love the photos! Beautiful family :) the first time I had chips on a sandwhich was at a party and someone made these incredible sandwhiches with maybe ham (or some such thing), chips, and maybe mayo or something like that. It was so good! I did not walk today since I'm feeling icky.

Geri- why does Spryng get Margaritas but not the rest of us???? :lol:

I'll be back . . .

09-15-2004, 08:58 PM
Spryng I thought the boy in the suit was bubba? And the boy in the white button up shirt and orange shirt were Tanner? I'm confused! LOL What's new?!! LOL

09-15-2004, 10:02 PM
My poor baby had such a rough time of it! He had a reaction to the anesthesia and they over medicated him!! Long story, but we had to stay longer and he is having a harder time today because of it. He still hasn't had anything to eat or drink, but maybe tomorrow. If not, he will have to be seen again...assuming we aren't having too much hurricane weather here. People sure are buying everything in the stores in anticipation.

Spryng...You are one hot mama!!! Those are cute kids too, but you already knew that.

Jill...another hot mama! Idon't know if I will ever show you all my pics!!

Crystal...Sorry for the bad day! There's always tomorrow, and it has to get better, right??? RIGHT!

Geri...Glad to see you back again!! I missed you too!

Deana...Hey girl...I can't remember what you posted lately...let me check...Tuna isn't a favorite here, but you almost make it sound good...almost!

Chrily...Welcome!! workaholic, I miss you!! Then when you are off you will be spending all that money and we'll never see you!!

Kristin...It's hurry up and wait with you, huh? I can't wait to find out if you are PG!

Leigh...I saw your DH alot today on TV! Glad he is gonna be safe...

They cancelled school here tomorrow. I think it's great because I don't have to play taxi mom with a recovering baby! the kids aren't as happy about it as I am, they love school.

I am sorry if I missed anyone...OH!! Hey Ricci! What about Di???

loveto all, I will be back soon!!

09-15-2004, 10:13 PM
hey gals didn't get down here during nap (story of my life) and now I am , sydney is watching tv nicely which is a plus ! :)

Spryng - you look great!!! :) and your kids are sooooo cute! Way to go !!!

Crystal - you need some time to just breath it sounds like. I hope you find some peace soon, you need to be able to relax!

Jill - I am going now to take a look at your cute mug......I love new pics, I need to get some on here too! :)

Geri - so we aren't good enough for Margaritas with you guys.....not that i know if I can have one...:lol: anyway, you crack me up !!!!

Leigh - glad you talked to dh, and that you guys had a nice busy day, I hope your sinus headahce went away! :)

well - I just don't feel like typing so I am just going to go sit on my butt and watch tv...all of the sudden I am in htis who gives a rip mood and dh called..I didn't even feel like talking on the phone! yikes, so I let him go politely and now I just want to sit and do something mindless!
oh yeah the QOTD: I talk about you all the time and dh thinks its funny when I say "so penny's dh....." he always makes fun of me. He was really weird about it at first, he was worried you all were trying to lure me to a different life or something, now he loves you all, since I get some great recipes from ya'll ! :lol: HE also said he notices that I don't always complain of feeling "lost" anymore....and he was so proud today when I told him about my WI !!! :) so thanks guys! :grouphug:

k- I'm gonna go sit, I might come back !

09-15-2004, 10:17 PM
you snuck in on me Cindi - Sorry to here the the surgery didn't go so smooth. I hope that he recovers quickly !!! We are thinking of you! :) Yes, its hurry up and wait with me! :) alwayss has been...always will be! :rofl: :lol: Are you worried about evacuating? IF they canceled school it must be serious!

Penny - how are you doing hun? I am so worried about all you guys southeast!

09-15-2004, 10:28 PM
I can be sneaky at times!!!!

We are near Atlanta so by the time it gets here it should have downgraded to a tropical no evacuations, but I expect some power outages and flooding here. Maybe even some damage from high winds and tornados. It's one of those things that no one really knows til it happens, so we are just waiting and watching.

So, if you aren't PG, after all this time are you gonna be heartbroken??? I have had some let downs after getting excited about the thought of a new baby, I hope you won't be too sad. I really hope that you are just happy, whatever the results end up being!

Crying baby and a breathing treatment to give!

Back soon!

09-15-2004, 10:38 PM
Hey Cindi sorry everything didn't go as planned. Poor guy! What did he had done again? Sorry I can't remember. I guess hurricanes and stuff happen a lot over there so you are just used to them right? You seem so not chalant! I guess I'm the same way with the forest fires in Oregon. They don't usually affect us though cause they are in the mountains and we are in the valley, just the smoke that is the problem. Never had a problem with hurricanes before so I guess that's probably why I'm all freaked out for you guys. Stay safe!

K I'm outta here for awhile Bayley never took her second nap and is a bear so dh told me to go out for an hour or so so I am taking him up on it. I'll be back later! TTYL

09-15-2004, 10:43 PM
Who is with me??? I will drink 100 ounces minimum!

I gotta do something!!!

09-15-2004, 10:51 PM
Christian had tonsils and adnoids removed and tubes placed, which was an added bonus that the doc decided on after he was in and looking him over...which is fine by me! Maybe we won't have to go back for anything since he got it all done at once!

If he'd just drink something I'd be happy

09-15-2004, 11:43 PM
Hello everyone! Did anyone miss me? :lol: Well I've been MIA because I haven't been able to get online! I havent been doing well plan wise either.. but I never give up! I'm just going to keep on truckin. I haven't gotten this far for nothing! I hope everyone is doing great! I won't be online until the weekend.. maybe... but in a couple of days I'll be online again as usual. So anyway I hope everyone has a blessed couple of days! Talk with you all soon!

09-15-2004, 11:54 PM
Leigh...Spryng gets margarita's cause she asked my to bring them over! You're more than welcome to have some with us...poor Crystal and Kristin will just have to watch :lol: . Jonathan's on right now and is getting pretty wet! Poor guy. :(

Cindi...glad the surgery went sort of well. I'm in on the water challenge. Don't think I'll make it to 100 but I'll shoot for 72. I have been horrible with my water lately.

Spryng...beautiful pics! Did you say that was Tanner in the suit?? No way!

Jill... I always worry about hurricanes, fires, floods everything. We get tornados around but not usually close because I'm in the city. Back in early spring of 2000 dh and I were writing out our wedding invites and there was one less than 1/2 mile from us. I couldn't understand why my brother was calling to see if we were ok...we didn't even know what was going on! This hurricane business is just awful though.

Crystal...sorry you didn't get out by yourself tonight. Hope the kiddies cooperated. I had to deliver some Avon and stopped at Target to pick up a bday present for the neighbor boy for this Saturday. It was nice to get out for an hour myself.

Well ladies...not much else new here. Going to go upstairs and enjoy the peace and quiet before I go to bed. Tomorrow I have to take Tony for his 15 month check he's almost 16 months old...dr was on vacation, then we were. Guess he gets some shots but he usually does well with them.

Hi to everyone out there!!! Have a great night.

09-16-2004, 12:13 AM
Leigh..... I will be thinking of you all night and praying that all is well with Dh.... I can't believe he's going to be in the eye. Hang in there girl !!! :grouphug:

09-16-2004, 12:20 AM
OK quick reply from me, I am a little nauseous tonight for some reason... I know I know... I've been complaining like crazy the past few days, lol.. I'll stop now.

Yes Bubba is the older one in the blue pin stripe suite, but the little outfit Tanner was wearing was a little suit too, lol. Sorry I confused some of you. But Tanner was in several pictures. Hope that clears that up, lol.

Ok, I've got to lay down now so my stomach will settle. See you in the morning!! :)

09-16-2004, 12:36 AM
Hey everyone! I just got back from being out and it was soooooooooooooooooooooooo nice! I went to Ross (a discount clothing store) and got a lot of cute things! I was really excited cause they were all pretty cheap. I got a nice Guess coat for 30 bucks so I couldn't pass it up, they are usually like 100! Anyway it was just enough time to clear my head and make me feel better, really glad dh offered cause I didn't know I needed it till I was already out! Funny how that happens sometimes.

Bring on the water challenge!!!! 100 oz? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm I'll try but tomorrow is errand day and I don't want to have to pee everywhere I go! I'll try though.

Cindi, poor guy! I guess it's good you got it all done at once though right? I hope he will drink something soon!

Jaymi nice to hear from you again!

Geri scary about the tornado!! Geez I can't believe you didn't know! That's crazy! I am enjoying the peace rightnow too. Dh had Bayley in bed by the time I got home so that was nice. Hope you are having a nice quiet night! I bet you are drinking R&C right now! LOL

Spryng thanks for clearing that up! I was way confused! And you are totally not whining! You support all of us soooooooooo much that you deserve to not be feeling your best all the time, however it is weird that you are feeling bad cause you always seem to feel good! I really hope you wake up feeling good tomorrow. I know it will pass soon. Have a good night! BTW the chicken was really good, we made nachos with it! MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM, thanks for all the great recipes!!

Ok ladies I need to make a menu for the next week so I can shop tomorrow. I really don't want to but I have designated Wednesdays for it so I guess I need to. Anyone talked or heard from Penny lately? I'm worried and want to call her but I'm afraid I'll wake her kids. Anyone brave enough to do it? LOL Let me know if any of you hear from her. TTYL!

09-16-2004, 12:47 AM
hey there ladies! I am back, as promised for once! :lol: I know, she can be taught! :rofl:

Leigh - saw Jonathan on FOX, he was getting soaked, poor guy. I did just watch a thing that said that hotels we the safest, so that is good ! :)

Penny - how are you? where are you? I am praying for you and your fam, I can't remember what part of LA you live in, the storm shifted, but I"m still worried about you!

Cindi - I will only be a little sad if I am not PG...I haven't been getting my hopes up at all, just doing all the right things just in case. :) Either way, I know that what is meant to be wiht happen! I wish Christian would drink something too, that would make me super nervous as well ! :) Let us know how he is in the morning.

Jill - Your hubby is a cutie patootie! way to go...actually he is the luck one, your a hottie :) hubaa-hubba :lol: :rofl: Hope you have some nice time to yourself :) I long for that, I am not used to being here ALL by myself EVERY NIGHT! :( I miss my furnace of a husband at night !

Crystal - SO sorry that dh is in a fowl mood. I'm sorry that he is acting like a baby. Men are the best pouters. ugh, I hope you get your alone time.

Geri - well thanks, that is no fun, I guess you will have to drink for me! :lol: I just want to freakin' know!!! SO I can go out and drink if I want to ! haha! we are suppose to go out for our anniversary this weekend, and I just want to have a freakin drink, and I don;t know if I can.....I think I might try and call back to see if there is anyway they can squeeze me in SOMEWHERE! haha! :) Sorry, I am just relly frusterated with all the waiting now, you guys are rubbing off on me! :) I like it........ :rofl:


Jaymi - hey there good to heat from ya, Hope you get back to us more soon! :) We miss you !!

Michelle - work, work, work... we need you more than they do! :) plus I want to see pics of all the house renovations that you did last month!!!! :) and more pics of Yugi, the cutie pie !!!

okay - I am going to ebay to lurk around for a little while, give me a yell on the yahoo chat if you want to visit! :) I'll be up for a while, I am wired, had a diet dr. pepper and that was wrong at 10:30 at night! sheesh! okay - gonna go putz around !

09-16-2004, 01:16 AM
Hey ladies~

Hope things are going well. I just quickly read through the thread so I'm going from memory here.

Spryng--those pictures are just beautiful. You look GREAT. And your kids are *too* cute.

Geri--I craved margaritas while I was preggo...well non alocoholic ones....which is what I drink when I'm not preggo either, heh. So I'm all about joining yalls margarita party..sans the booze part. :lol: :lol:

Leigh--I'll be thinking and praying for your DH's safety. I saw him this morning giving an update.

Cyndi--thinking and praying for your little one.

Penny--PRAYING for you.

Mel--we had the spinach chicken the other night. YUMMY

And now my mind is blank...I'm sorry yall. Hubby and I started doing the exercise and low fat thing and it is so nice. We still don't eat lots of white bread and white pasta...but it's nice not to be consumed with carb counts. ;)

Later gators...

09-16-2004, 01:32 AM
Hey guys I get the next two days off so I'll be able to catch up with ya'll!! Yayyyy!!

Leigh, I've been watching your hubby on the news a lot today and I've said a little prayer to keep him safe :) Hope you are feeling better! Yugi is a little rapscallion lol he got his cast off and to celebrate he peed in his bed on the way home from the vet lol. I also got to give him a bath for the first time since we've had him because of the cast he's so sweet though, and he's gained a whole pound since last week!!

Penny I hope you are ok, I don't have your number here at work with me or I would call and check on you Please let us know as soon as you can! Love ya girly!

Kristin I am going to try and get pictures posted over the next couple of days I've been a slacker I apologize lol this place is working me to the bone!! I guess they like my work ethic LOL! I can't wait to hear what the doctor has to say!!

Jill I am gonna stop by the msn site after I'm done here and check out the new pics I bet they are awesome!! Maybe we can chat tomorrow!!

Cindi I'm sorry christian had such a hard time with his surgery. I hope he has a fast recovery! I'm in on the water challenge tomorrow!!

Leigh, oh yeah forgot to mention I think your hubby is a NUT!!! He is almost being blown away and just chatting away like nothin is happening lol.

ugghhh people are getting on my nerves tonight, not people I work with but the guests!! So damn demanding!!! I can't wait til tomorrow so I can relax!

Geri, You better bring me hmmmm, lets see, oh yeah bring me some rum and cokes!! When did you become a cocktail waitress? And if you wear a hooters shirt I'll leave ya a big tip!!!! ;)

Ok I need to get back to work!! I love ya all and I hope you are all safe tonight!

09-16-2004, 02:39 AM
Michelle I Can't Wait Till You Are Done Working For Awhile!! I Miss Talking With You!!!! Ttyl!!!

09-16-2004, 03:51 AM
Penny if you have not posted on this thing by the time I have gotten up I am going to call you. I hope you are ok, I have been up looking up your cities' weather and seeing how the storm is affecting you, I am worried. I hope you and your family are staying safe!!

09-16-2004, 09:01 AM
starting a new thread.

09-17-2004, 01:12 AM
Thanks to all who welcomed me into the group. Some of you were asking more about me. Well, I'm 33 yrs. old living in Montana. I have three daughters: Nicole (2 yrs), Kayla (5 yrs and in Kindergarten), and Tiana (11 yrs old). I have rheumatoid arthritis. The meds and the inflammation make it kind of hard to lose weight. Or I could possibly not be trying hard enough. But anyhow, nice to meet you all and I will check back in tomorrow. :wave: