Support Groups - Desperate Housewives (SAHM's) #287 TGIF!




mompen
11-05-2004, 09:09 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 24 y.o. Happily Married & SAHM Momma to three active boys, Hunter 5, Nicholas 4 & Andrew 16 mo. Taking what I learned from WW & 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

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 6, Ally 3, & Andrew 22 months. Due Feb 1st. Married 9 years, live in Texas & homeschool. 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 watching what I eat and exercising 4-5days a week.

Deana: SAHM of 3 boys and 1 girl. Counting calories exercising, and drinking lots of water

Chris: SAHM of Tiana, Kayla and Nicole: ages 11, 5, and 2. Married for 5 years. I live in Billings, Montana. I'm a rheumatoid arthritis sufferer and trying using WW Flexpoints to lose weight .


mompen
11-05-2004, 09:12 AM
Morning All!

How is everyone doing on the Friday morning?

Hopefully GREAT ;)

Spryng,
I loved your pic! :D Where do you keep getting cute clothes!

I just put a pile of clothes on layaway at Walmart. They finally got some cute stuff in! Not teenie bopper and not old lady! YAH!

Well I just wanted to drop in :)

TTYL!

mamawithdreams
11-05-2004, 09:22 AM
Morning all. I slept great last night. Hope everyone else did too.
Today, we will school, go clean mom's and wait for her to get home so I can leave Alisa and Ally there. That's about the jist of it all.

Chris, sorry you were so tired yesterday, I can imagine. Hope today is better.

Geri, hope things slow down for you a bit.

Penny, it's so hard to find cute clothes for our age especially at Walmart, otherwise you have to go spend boocoos of $ to get cute things.

Well, I slept late this morning, almost til 7 so I've got to get things together. Breakfast and all. TTYL


melmcc99
11-05-2004, 09:32 AM
Jill, I'm sorry that Bayley kept you up all night. How is she doing today? (I know you are both still sleeping right now, but when ya get up and read this) lol Congrats on the loss! I'm still waiting for mine

Cindi, that is wonderful that you can bring dd and ds with you too work. Things will certainly be looking up for you and your family. Extra cash! Yahoo, the holidays are coming!

Spryng, I know it's going to be hard putting Tanner in another room, but at least he won't be alone! I can't believe that the heater caught fire! Make sure that when you use an extension cord on the new one that the cord is an appliance/heavy duty one, not a thin one that you would use for a light or something. Trust me dh is an engineer and knows all about that stuff. Check the ratings on the extension cord to see what wattage it goes up too. Heaters use a lot of watts and if you use a cheap extension cord, like the ones for lamps, you could cause a fire again. Also, I would call the company that manufactures the one you have and let them know what happend. You're probably not the only one this has happened to. Hope this helps.

Hi GERI! You fly by lady!

Angel, I hope you are feeling better today. I know TOM is evil sometimes!

Roxy, I can't believe her little fingers were stuck in there like that! Poor little thing! That's awful. Don't worry, sometimes we have to be tough, your kids don't have to like you all the time, just love you unconditionaly. And they do I'm sure.

Sherry, how was spinning today. I'm temped, but not yet, I'm not ready!

Steph, you had a busy day yesterday, hope today quiets down a bit! Training went well, thanks for asking. I am going to re-sign up when the time comes. At least one more 10 pack of sessions. I really need it and it's helping me get stronger. Thanks for asking.

Crystal, I'm so glad that you'll get to pour the foundation soon. That'l be exciting for you. Did you ever find out what dh was up to?

Hi Chris, hope your having a good one.

Penny, nice chattin' with ya this morning. Hope you have a great day. Congrats again on the town approving you request for the kidney walk. you'll do a great job planning it!

Deana, how is curves coming along? Do ya love it? LMK. So glad that coupon helped you out and you get to do what you want and need.

Ok, all, as for me, I'll be off to the gym a bit later. Yesterday I did the Cybex machine, which the trainer was thrilled about. She said it's the best machine in the place. It's a cross between, walking, stepping and skiing. Kind of neat. Similair to an eliptical, but better. At least I think anyway. I think I just need to add more cardio to my plan to get this weight moving. Ughhhh I though 35 minutes was enough, but I will add 2 minutes this week and two next week and see what happens, that'l bring me to 39 minutes plus the cool down of 5. Hopefully, bugga can last that long in the nursery on training days.

Have a great day all.

chrily
11-05-2004, 11:13 AM
Penny-Don't you just hate that! I can't find clothes anywhere. I hate the old lady looking stuff. I wanna look slightly "hip" not ancient.

Crystal-glad you got some sleep.

Mel-Good job on the workouts! You're doing great.

Sorry this is just a fly by but dd#1 is not getting her butt in gear to get out the door for school and she is going to be late.

~chris

sydsmom
11-05-2004, 11:20 AM
hi ladies! Sorry I haven't been here, I know you all missed me ;) hehe...well it has beena rough couple of days. dh threw out his back and had to be taken on s strectcher to the hospital in KC....ugh....they got it back to normal but I was so scared. HE is home now, he dad crove down and followed him home last ngiht to make sure he got here okay. and surpise HE IS DONE IN KC !!!! He was going to tell me, then he threw his back out, so instead of finishing the week there, his dad said to just come home now! so who-hoo, I have my family back, howver he may be in bed for hte next couple of days! anywy, gotta get the dog to the vet, so I will try and post when I get back, don;t know thouhg, gotta clean since I am having a scrapbook party at my house tomorrow night, should be tons of fun, and I NEED IT! :) Hope everyone has a great day, sorry to be MIA so aften anymore. I will do better once we get intot he swing of things now that dh isback for good ! :) LOve to all my ladies :) :grouphug:

Deana1113
11-05-2004, 11:45 AM
Good Morning Ladies!

Phewwww.....I never got back here yesterday, all day long was chaos, again. Went to Curves, then started making my tote bag for tomorrow, then I had scouts......what a fiasco. OPne of the parents showed up about 10 minutes after we got started. I let the boys play outside for about 15 minutes then tried to work on the physical fitness achievment in our book and they would not listen, so we spent the next 30 minutes with them sitting on the stairs while I stood in front of them and lectured on the importance of listening, not interrupting other, and respect. Oh, and the fact that I don't have to do this and I can quit at any time and then they will miss out on all the fun stuff. Then we went inside to one of the classrooms at the church, sat around the table and actually got a little something accomplished. I have 3 boys that have learned all the stuff they have to do for the Bobcat badge which is the first thing they have to do no matter when they join. So at this months pack meeting I hope the others will have it done and I can present them with their badges! Then by the time I got home, dh had to go to work, my ex, Andrew and Matthew's dad showed up before dh left and then stayed to talk a bit, then I had to run to Walmart.....again.....because I broke my last sewing machine needle yesterday, then I spent the rest of the evening trying to sew between phone calls. I swear I ran my battery down on my phone between 7 and 11 last night. :dizzy: I ended up working on that til after 1 this morning, got to bed by 2, up at 6:30 and finished it this morning. It's far from perfect, I didn't use a pattern and I was in a hurry to get it done and didn't measure anything. I winged it big time. But it will hold lots of stuff.

Today dd has school and I have a few things to drop off in town and run to the store so I can get something in a can that everyone can eat tomorrow while I'm gone. If it weren't for me, they would all starve to death :?: .

Roxy: :bravo: on the 2 pounds! Glad the kids grades were great. The one will get there too. So sorry about dd's fingers. I think they all do it at one time or another. Hope they are better today. Make sure ds does a really good job on that root cellar ;) , you mean mom :lol: . I'm the same way :devil: !

Jeniqua: Curves is great! There are 10 machines, 10 pads between and they play a tape that tells you to changed stations every 30 seconds. On the pad you walk or jog, whatever you want to do, then go to the next machine. 3 rotations takes 30 minutes. You stop every so often and check heart rate for 10 seconds. Then you're done and out the door. I am going to try to go again today but I'm pretty tired from lack of sleep. I won't be able to go tomorrow because I will be gone all day and they are closed on Sunday, so I guess I better go today, huh? Check it out. They have a pamphlet they give you that has a coupon in it for a free week so you can try it out and see if you like it. Hope your daughter enjoys girl scouts. Will she be in Daisies?

Penny: WTG on Disney World and the Kidney Walk! Good luck with Andrew's kidney scan.

Crystal: WOOHOO on the slab schedule! Hope dh didn't get in any trouble last night ;) . Hope your hand is better today.

Jill: :cheer: on the 2 pounds down! You go girl! Hope Bayley is feeling better today.

Cindi: Glad both kiddos get to go with you. That will be great.

Spryng: I love the hair!!! ;) It looks great on you, skinny minnie ;) ! Can't wait to see the blanket! Glad you were close and able to put the fire out fast, way too scary!

Angel: TOM is sooo unjust! Hope you're feeling better today.

Sherry: Hope the weather is better today there! Keep up the good eating!

Steph: I won't go back to Chuck E. Cheese! We took Matthew there for his 5th birthday and there were so many kids running around and they would run into you and go on like nothing happened. I teach my kids to be courteous and it drives me crazy when other kids act like it's no big deal to almost knock an adult off their feet. I almost go into to an argument with another mom over this. It's just not worth it. Glad you enjoyed it! Your supper last night sounded soooo good. Keep at it! Taking your water with you was a great move!

Chris: I'll meltdown with you anytime! ;) Glad you got a break yesterday! I get mine tomorrow....woohoo! I really need it too. How has the RA been lately? We can't make a thread for slingo and pogo addicts, then we wouldn't have time to play :rofl:!!!

Geri: I think I saw you flying by! Slow down girl! Hope you have a great day! :D

Mel: Curves is going great! They have a "Queen of the Circuit" for those that work out 5 times in a week and you earn 2 Curves Bucks to use toward t-shirts, mugs, tote bags, etc. There are other ways to earn them too, like workout 3 times a week earn 1, answer a trivia question correctly earn 1, be the biggest loser in inches or weight for the month and earn 2. I already have 4 so I'm on my way to a new t-shirt which is 28 "bucks". And you have to earn them, they don't sell them for real money, which is cool. I already told the girl that works there that I will be on that biggest loser board!!!

Well, it's Friday which means I have qotd soooooo........

QOTD: As far as shopping for gifts for your kids, what is the one major thing you will be getting them, each child, or will they be getting a large combined gift to share? I am getting a tv and vcr/dvd combo for the little ones for their room and a few little things for each one. As for my oldest, everything he wants is major anyway..... :dizzy: teenagers! Not sure what he's getting, maybe a new full size bed. He has a futon now and isn't happy with it anymore. Of course he's 6'1" and doesn't fit on much very well so we'll see.

Ok, I'm off to pogo!!! :o

TTYL

Deana1113
11-05-2004, 11:50 AM
Kristin: You snuck in while I was writing my book....lol. So sorry about dh's back! Mine did that a few years ago and it was a real fight to get him to go to the doctor!!! But a steroid pack and he was good as new in a few days. Hope he's feeling better today and glad he will be home with you now. I bet Sydney will be glad to have her daddy back too. Have a great day and fun at the scrapbooking party!

mamawithdreams
11-05-2004, 12:16 PM
QOTD: I'm getting the girls combined one of those electronic stoves with the buggy and food and pots and pans. And then little things, and I'm not sure about Andrew, he still doesn't really care just yet. Plus his birthday is Dec. 1st and he'll get more goodies.
I don't let my kids have electronics in their rooms like tv's and such so that's never an option here, thank goodness, that's too costly. And when they're teenagers, who knows.
No dh didn't do anything bad last night, in fact got home right after I had gone to bed. My hand is better, just a small blister.
Okay, we're fixing to school, ttyl.

meltin
11-05-2004, 12:21 PM
Well, I decided to get back on with the threat of getting kicked off. LOL

JW has croup. It bad that it takes him getting sick before I stay at home and slow down.

I have not weighed in this week, but I am hoping to go tomorrow morning. Dh will be home to watch JW. The workouts have been bad since I have not been to the gym. I need to pop in a tape and just do it.

On the clothes subject. I actually went to Sam's and got two collar sweater type shirt for $7 each. I just shop around and usually can find some good things.

QOTD: We are planning on getting JW one of those wooden swing sets. Dh needs to get it now for it to be ready for Christmas. I have books, toys, etc that I have bought for him. I can not resist, but it is all right with only one. Things will change once there are 2 or 3.

I am going to get some weights out and do some kind of workout today. Have a good weekend.

chrily
11-05-2004, 12:24 PM
Deanna,
You're right about the addict sight. Guess we'll all have to face our addictions to pogo and slingo and just accept it as it is, and play it anyway. :lol:

I just got done doing 40 min. of areobics. Had to stop because there was a meltdown between the girls upstairs. Kayla did something. Nicole got mad. NIcole bit Kayla. So Kayla slapped her. Nothing like sisterly love.

Kristin-Sorry about your DH. I bet he's a hurting unit. Well here's praying for a speedy recovery for him. Other than that, how has it been going for you?

QOTD: Tiana has been begging for an Xbox, so that might be her big gift this year. Kayla wants Bratz doll stuff. I've seen some neat stuff for Nicole but I'm not sure what to get her yet. I did see a toddler size game to learn shapes and letters and play games on that you plug into the tv. She might enjoy being like the big girls. I just love Christmas time. I really like buying stuff for my kids and my nieces and nephews. I get so involved with it, that I usually go overboard. OOppss! There goes the budget.

Well I gotta shower, shampoo and shine. I have a long day ahead of me. Cleaning sis's house, setting up bunk beds for her kids, and taking Tiana to the eye doctor...she has to get glasses. She's get my eyesight. Poor kid. Anyhow, after that its over to my MIL's apartment to see my BIL and his girlfriend. They're customs agents for the Canadian border but they come down here so often to shop. Bonnie is the Walmart Queen.... That should about wrap the whole day up for me. I did however get my exercise in so I feel real energized and ready to tackle the day. I love that feeling!

~chris

MichelleRae
11-05-2004, 01:10 PM
Good Morning girls!!

Melinda - I wasn't going to kick you off!!! I just want to clean up our msn group list, people have been joining just to get in on the friendship swap and then there are people there who no one knows who they are lol that's all thats about. JW's halloween pictures are sooooo cute!!

Spryng, did you perm your hair? You just look so cute!! but you knew that already didnt you ;)

Penny you are taking me to disney world with you arent you ;) please please I just want to be able to wear a tinkerbell outfit with out looking like a freak ;) haha! How is the gym going?

Mel you are doing so great with going to the gym!! I'm so proud of you!! Get this, when I first started at the gym I could only do 3 minutes on the elliptical machine I worked up to 40 that was the most I could do before I was bored out of my mind lol.

Deana I'm sorry things have been so crazy foryou lately :( I hope they calm down a little :)

Leigh, we miss you I hope that darn puter gets fixed soon.

Geri so work is keeping you busy eh? How are you doing on our challenge? I've had totally clean eating for 2 days straight and now I'm at 210 again so I'm feeling good about that since 2 days ago I was up to *gasp* 218....damn halloween candy!! Its out of site and out of mind now so I am not feeling tempted by it. How are those cutie pies doin?

I've got the new bios added to the new site. If anyone wants to add calander events please do and I will update those sometime soon. Also I know I haven't added all the recipes yet but that would have taken me a week! I'll get it finished eventually :)

Chris how is the weather out your way? Its cold cold cold here!! BRRRRR!!!

Okay well my kids are being little monsters right now so I better get off here. I will TTYL!!
Michelle

Bayleysmom
11-05-2004, 02:09 PM
Hey ladies sorry I didn't get back to ya yesterday, I got Hunter and he was a handful and then I was just catching up with things around here then had school. Anyway I'm flying by again right now cuz I have to get to the grocery store and back before my 1 o'clock dentist appt. so I wanted to come by and say HI! Oh and also I am down another half pound today so I get to change my ticker to 144!! So excited cuz my mini goal was to be in the lower 140's by my birthday and I have already made it!! Maybe I should make it in the 130's now huh? Ok I'll be back hopefully. TTYL

sharqueen76
11-05-2004, 04:43 PM
Hello ladies!! I too have been very busy today, this is the first time I've been able to sit today for a couple of minutes..My eating is still going good! My daughter has her girl scout meeting tonight. We were also invited to my pastor's house for dinner tonight too. My pastor has 7 kids. My kids love playing with them.. So, that's about it..I'm sorry I don't have time to get personal either..I just wanted to let you all know I am still here :). Michelle what was the web address again..My husband had to crash the computer today. Mommaslosing weight?? Is that right?? Deanna, I am thinking about starting Curves after Christmas when I have more money. It sounds wonderful!! I will try to get back on tonight but if I don't I'll be on tomorrow..Have a Great weekend!

1hot_tomato
11-05-2004, 04:49 PM
Hi Gals!

I was really whipped after my 2 1/2 hour P/T meetings last night, so I never did came back to visit like I wanted to. On the way back home after meetings, I had a near miss with a deer! That really shook me up, big time and I was so glad to be ending my day soon. I got home went upstairs to nurse the baby and notice the digital thermometer laying on the floor of the little girls room. I checked it out and it was working alright so I was relieved.
I went to the kitchen to have my late dinner and while I'm sitting down talking to them all, and asked who took it out of the bathroom. Nobody of course!
My oldest dd Elissa asked me if Marty spits the thermometer out when taking his temperature. I told her I don't use it on that end for a baby they have to have it put in their bottoms. Three little girls stopped playing, and froze, staring at me with big eyes and horror on their faces. I said to them "You had that thing in your mouths, didn't you?!!" One sheepishly said, "so did Rose and Celine!" YUUUUUCK! Ladies I was laughing so hard I almost hurt myself. :rofl:
No wonder they are all sick, but you gotta wonder who had it in their mouth first! :devil:
I'm glad after such a bad day that I had something to laugh about!

I'll be back later to get personal and see how all of you spent the day, I have to go and pick them all up from school now. TTFN

~Roxy

spryng
11-05-2004, 06:08 PM
Good afternoon all!

Sorry I was MIA last night and today so far. Dh showed up at 6:30 last night to suprise me!!! He asked for the night off so he could come home and fix that electrical outlet... I was so shocked and proud of him! It made my evening! So needless to say I had to thank him properly, lol. He left at 10:30 this morning and will be back tomorrow night sometime. So after he left I went grocery shopping and had to buy another playpen for Ava's room. Tonight will be Tanner's first night out of my room. I think he will do just fine though. It's me I'm worried about, lol. Dh volunteered to put him in there last night and the thought just crushed me, lol... I love hearing him sleep in my room, hear him breathe and turn over. I'm going to miss that but I know it's needed since I will be working on monday. So we'll see how it goes tonight. Plus also tonight I plan on getting the kids in bed early and myself in bed early so we can get used to that also. Ok, so enough rambling from me, lol.

Roxy, so glad you missed that deer! They can sure total a car. That was so funny about the thermometer, lol. Kids huh?

Jeniqua, have fun with your friends at dinner tonight!

Jill, congrats on another loss!! You will be in the 130's before you know it!!

Michelle, yes I got my hair permed about 3 weeks ago... I like it most of the time, lol. There are days though I wish I had it straight again. But I figure I'll leave it curly until it grows out on it's own.

Chris, when will your sis be home to see what you did to her house? I still think that is so great of you! And congrats on the exercise today!

Melinda! So great to see you!

Deana, your house is always so interesting, lol. Never a dull moment there huh? What are you up to tonight?

Kristin, so sorry to hear about your dh! But I'm glad you have him home now, safe and sound. :)

Mel, yes I was going to use a heavy duty extension cord last night but dh fixed the plug and it's working great!! I was so happy about it all last night. I just hate having cords all through the house for various things so I was relieved to not have to run one into Bubba's room. But thanks for the advice!

Penny, I agree about walmart! I found a pair of nice slacks that are fashionable but not teeny bopper or old lady style, lol. And they are a size 6 and fit perfectly! I was estatic! I also got a shirt that was on clearance too. That shirt I was wearing in the pic I bought at old navy, it's one of my favorites because it's thin but flattering. But I mostly shop at walmart or Cato's (when they have sales) or the mall when they have sales, or Burlingtion Coat Factory, which always have cute cute stuff for cheap! (name brands) So how are you today?

Well, I'm caught up with this thread, lol. I'll have to go back to yesterday's to catch up also. So I'll TTYL!

melmcc99
11-05-2004, 06:30 PM
Deana, so proud of you with curves this week WTG!!!!

Spryng, so glad dh came home and fixed the outlet for you. It's peace of mind!

Melinda, nice to hear from you.

Michelle, I know what you mean about getting bored after about 40minutes. I sometimes do 30 on one maching and 15 on another. The good thing about NYSportsClub is that they have little TV screans in front of each machine and you plug in you head phones so that you can pick what ever channel you want or put in your cd and listen to what ever music you want. It's GReat. BTW I think it's great you can do 40 minutes on that machine. It's not easy. Thanks for the kind words too. :)

Kristin, so sorry about dh's back. How is he feeling today? Glad to hear he doesn't have to go back to KC. Have a nice weekend.

Jill, Congrats on the scale moving in the right direction. You are doing great! Are you still going to the gym regularly? I mean with watching Hunter and all.

Chris, hope you are having a good day. I know what you mean about bad eyesight. Thank god for technology, as a kid I wore those darn coke bottle glasses and was teased about it.

Anyway, hope you all have a nice evening. Don't know if I'll be back tonight, but I'll check in if I can.

Michelle, BTW do you have addressess for us. I have my gift and would like to get it ready for mailing. LMK i thanks

BIGtimeLOSER
11-05-2004, 07:36 PM
I have been busy cleaning my mom's carpets today and I am beat! Whew! She is disabled and hasn't even vacuumed in months, so it was a tough job! I had to work off some calories with all that sweating for hours.

We were called to the church for a meeting last night and do you know what they have done???? They have given my dh a job as a maintennance man and paid him 10 months in advance to give us some money to get back on our feet or to move, whatever is necessary!!! They are also providing our Christmas for our kids and some other stuff. I go to the best church ever, since being there we have been given money for needs twice, been given a truck, my contacts, and last years Christmas and now the job will be a nice source of extra income and dh doesn't have to feel like he isn't giving back enough. They have done so much!!! God is always watching over us and taking care of us!

I did not sleep well, so I am not up to getting person al with everyone. It's a miracle I have gotten so much done today in my state. Seth had a late nap and then got up at 10ish, Hope woke up at 4 something wanting a "pet skunk" and Christian was his usual busy self until about 1am, so I don't remember sleeping much at all. and NO we are not getting a skunk...or a hamster like she also requested...where that came from I do not know.

Congrats to all the losers, I am a maintainer this week, #&%@*!! Halloween candy!!

Back later if I don't crash somewhere soon!

Love and Hugs and Stuff!!

~Cindi~

melmcc99
11-05-2004, 07:48 PM
Cindi, that is wonderful about the church giving you the money. I am so happy for you. SO many wonderful things are happening for you! This is the start of better days for you. congrats!!!!!!

chrily
11-05-2004, 08:01 PM
Hey girls!

Did some power cleaning today. My sister is going to be soooo surprised when she comes home. Her house will be clean and all her laundry will be done. The kids' room is totally rearranged and lots more space to place. BONUS!!! :D

Roxy-too funny about the thermometer. Kids are hilarious!

Cindi-that is just awesome... I'm so glad the church could help you out. It sounds like a great church to belong to. Our pastor always stresses helping out wherever we can. He would think it was greatest thing that your church is doing just that. Lots of "sunshine" heading your way.

Melissa-Oh my gosh! You were a victim of the coke bottle glasses too! They have definitely come a long way. We got a really cute pair for Tiana. She'll look like the class brain. Hopefully this will help her schoolwork. I think some of her grades are lower because she just can't see the board.

Hey Michelle-We are like 66 degrees here today. It's supposed to drop again though. The weather report suggested snow possible next week.

Spryng- your DH is a darling for taking off to fix the outlet. I trust he was a happy man this morning when he left. ;)

OH my gosh! It's dinner time and I haven't figured anything out yet. I better go toss something together. Check back later.

~chris

MichelleRae
11-05-2004, 08:37 PM
Hey girls!!

I had a really full day of shopping lol I'm tired so I'm gonna take a quick nap tonight before I go to work. So I just wanted to say hello! :wave:

Mel I'll send out addresses on Monday...will that be okay? I can try and do it while at work tonight if I dont' forget my palm pilot :) I have to work on my paper which isn't nearly as long as Jills has to be but its long for me ;)

Okay I'm off to take a nap.
Love to all!
Michelle

sydsmom
11-05-2004, 08:38 PM
HI ladies, just wanted to check in....gotta get cleaning a little more... after dh got home we all took a 3 HOUR NAP together! Gosh it was soooooo nice. He is up and moving a little, but it has been nice because Syd is just laying around with him and watching movies. We have been so busy lately all of us just need to relax :) I am going to get some more laundry going and clean the bathrooms. Then tomorrow morning before the party all I have to do is the sweeping/vacuuming and getting the scrapbook stuff ready! I am so excited about this party - I wish all of you that scrapped lived by me ! :( There are going to be about 10 poeple and we are just going to share ideas and tools and I am doing refreshments and door prizes! :) It will be just so fun, I hope that I can get some pictures of it. Also I hope that I have enough room!!! hehe - it takes a lot of table space! LOL! okay lets see!

QOTD: We are not sure what to get sydney for x-mas just yet, she is really in to pretending, so maybe a little washer and dryer and kitchen set thing. She has a little one, but its hand me down (which is usually great) but this time the people that gave it to us, didnt tell us that half the stuff doesn't work, and it is missing lots of parts.

Spryng - I love Walmart clothes :) Good luck with getting Bubba out ofyou room, that is tough. Especially since he is your baby! :) :) I'm sure everyone will ajust fine! Too funny about thanking dh properly! LOL! :lol: Hey, if they get stuff done its worth it! LOL! ROFL! :rofl: Love that pic of you skinny minnie! :)

Roxy - TOO funny about the thermometer! LOL! I bet they were all horrified. THat will be a great memory for them (which I'm sure you have plenty of) something to tell their boyfriends :) Have a great weekend!

Michelle - The halloween candy worked "wonders" for my weight lose too! :) NOT! I am up 2 lbs, this week, also because I did a poopy job eating this week...just too busy, I need to slow down and get my eating right..glad you are back on track again

Chris - I am doing fine, now, that I can look forward to something fun around here !:) Thanks for asking ! Congrats on all the cleaning :)

Jeniqua - Glad that your eating is good, glad that you are on track! Have fun at dinner tonight! :)

Mel - Big thick glasses huh? I am blessed to have great eye sight, I have never had any problems. I have a little cousin who is 4 and he just had to get glasses....he looks so cute and stylish :) They really have come a long way! Have a great weekend!

Cindi - HOw wonderful for your family! :) Prayers do work :) Glad that they are going to help you out this year! and a belated congrats on your job too! You all will be back on top in no time! Hope you get to do somethign for yourself, to relax :) You need it!

Jill - Hey there busy lady! Congrats on the lbs down! 144? I'm jealous. I really need to get my but in gear. we are actually going to talk to uor parents about giving us crap candy and such al the time to take home and all that.....I hate being rude, but I am sick of having that crap around, I don't buy it so I don't want it here! :) I hope I could be 150 soon....I have about 25 lbs to go! Have a great weekend! :) :cb:

Melinda - oh, we wouldn't kick you off! haha, but we are glad that it made you post! we miss you! and Ginny..... we don't see enough of either of you! Hope JW is feeling well soon.....cute halloween pics too ! :)

Crystal - I don't think I will let Sydney have a tv in her room either, not for a while anyway! She watches it too much I think anyway! How are the house plans going ?

Deana - ya sound so busy too! Enjoy your time off! :) Have a relaxing day!

Penny - Hey there to you too! :) :wave: Hope you have a great weekend too! I think that your kidney walk sounds great!

well ladies want to get a lot done while dh and sydney are haning out, so I will talk to you later! :) Have a great evening and weekend to those who won't be here! LOL! "grouphug:

mamawithdreams
11-05-2004, 09:27 PM
Hey girls. Sounds like everyone has had a good day. The girls are at my moms and dh is gone for a while with some of his friends. So it's me and Andrew.
We're gonna be around here tomorrow hanging out. They'll be putting the steel in the forms getting it ready for the pour on Monday.

Kristin, I was raised very old fashioned. I didn't have a tv in my room until I was almost out of school and that was only because there was no other room to put it in. I didn't get a phone until I was either 14 or 15. I just don't agree with giving them all that stuff, it makes them lazy to me. Fortunately dh and I agree on this as we also agree on no allowance. We weren't given any and we don't ever intend on giving it to our kids.

Cindi, I know you are tired lady. That's alot of hard work.

Spryng, so glad dh came home to surprise you. Are you ready to start work?

Okay, ladies, I'm gonna sit down and enjoy some coffee. Hope you all have a great night. TTYL

Deana1113
11-05-2004, 10:24 PM
Good evening ladies! :D

This is a fly-by for me. Supper was the Create-A-Meal Sweet & Sour Chicken and Minute Rice......boy that was good! The 3 youngest didn't care for it much but the rest of us really liked it.

Trying to get things ready to go for tomorrow. I'll be leaving here about 6:25 in the morning and not back til around 4:00 or so. I'll post when I get back, or after supper. I still need to go make tuna salad so they will have that for sandwiches while I'm gone. Geeesh, I spoil them too much sometimes.

Cindi: That is absolutely wonderful for them to help you out like that. Is this job in addition to another one for dh?

Well, tuna salad doesn't make itself, I better get with it.

Talk to all tomorrow! Have a great OP day!

P.S. Made it to Curves again today, even though I only go tbaout 4 hours of sleep last night and a 30 minute nap while dd was at school. But I did it cuz I won't make it again til Monday.

TTYL

MichelleRae
11-06-2004, 02:33 AM
Hi ladies! I'm at work right now and just thought I would pop in really quick :) :wave:

My girls have a tv, vcr, and dvd player in their room, along with their own computer, no phone in there though because we don't have a landline phone, no use for one with cable internet and 2 cell phones lol. We have tv in 4 rooms in our house, my bedroom, the kids bedroom, livingroom, and rec room in the basement. We usually have the television on during the day but the girls don't watch it constantly its mostly for noise lol. I am one of those people who HAS to fall asleep with the television on it relaxes me for some reason.

I just finished my school work for the week and am now clear to enjoy the weekend for the most part except I have to work 2 ten hour shifts lol oh well can't complain it brings some extra cash in :)

Spryng I love walmart too!! I just got a pair of cute tan courderoy pants for work and they are sooooo comfortable and surprisingly my legs don't rub together as much as I thought lol!! I think your hair looks great!! I won't ever get a perm again, they totally ruined my hair before so I'm turned off on them but it looks really cute on you!

Penny I sent you a payment through paypal hope you got it okay. How are things going? Are you still going to the gym? I can't wait to hear WI results.

Deana was your day better today?

Crystal it must be so exciting watching your house going up!! I can't wait to see pictures.

Okay I gotta finish a little more paperwork so I better get off of here!
Love to all!
Michelle

mamawithdreams
11-06-2004, 08:03 AM
starting a new thread