Support Groups - Home of the Loozing Floozies.....(#16)

11-22-2004, 08:29 AM

Hello :wave:

Here at McSkinneys, Our mission is to motivate,support and lose those pounds & inches.We must keep those Loozing Floozies loosing!!

Feel free to join our group of wonderful ladies.Come on in.....Give us YOUR motivation,support and ideas.We would love to have you!!!

11-22-2004, 01:35 PM
Hey everyone!

I started my Christmas shopping this week-end! I am in the spirit like I never have been before--don't know WHAT is wrong with me! I think it's because marriage is eminent (I'm gonna have my "own" little family to shop for!)

At Target I hit the $1 rack and got a TON of great stuff. I got 4 cookbooks for each of my sisters, my sis-in-law and soon-to-be sis-in-law. I also got several $1 DVD's for my mom and dad--I'm gonna get them a DVD player for Christmas and they'll need something to watch!

I got mom a ton of lotion/spray from Victoria's Secret. She'll wind up getting that before Christmas.

I went to Hobby Lobby and they had just put a bunch of yarn on clearence! I got $80-worth!!!!! Dang, now I've GOT to knit something!

I lost 2 more pounds--yea!

Hope you all are doing well!

11-22-2004, 06:30 PM
Cheryl your the shopper of the week. Those are great deals. Congratulations on the weight losted.

Gayle are you all tired out and can't post today.

Sherry I am glad that you see that you can make a magical christmas without money. Christmas is love.

The angels started to fight today. It started snowing about an hour ago. Fluffy lafge flakes are coming down. Looks like christmas.

Hope that you are all having a good day.

11-22-2004, 06:33 PM
Hello??????? Heck...Where is everyone?????? I bet you're getting the turkey ready! :lol:

Cheryl....I'm so jealous that you and others have already started the Christmas shopping!! WTG on another 2 lbs! :cp: You go girl!!!!!!!!!

Here's a Thanksgiving poem for all.....

:hun:May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
and your pies take the prize,
and may your Thanksgiving dinner
stay off your thighs! :hun:

11-22-2004, 06:36 PM
Dee....We were posting at the same time! I bet the snow looks beautiful with your house all decorated too!! Oh my gosh I wish I were there to see it. I love snow!!!!!!!!! :)

11-22-2004, 08:25 PM
Dee: I almost wish there were snow here. Maybe then I would get in the Christmas spirit. Ba humbug... :lol:

I haven't bought the first present yet... Oh my... I am like you Sherry. Not much cash at all and I can't figure out how to deal with it, so I haven't been doing any thing. What a cop out huh??

Sherry: Your Christmas sounds absolutely wonderful to me.. Just being together is all you need to have a great Christmas. I loved your poem. Sounds just about right!!

Cheryl: WTG on the 2 lb loss.... Keep it up girl!! WTG on the shopping too. Your definately a bargain queen.

I go to the arthritis Dr. in the morning. I sure hope she can help me, but I don't know what is left for me to try. We shall see.

Guess what. I am thinking about trading in my car for a van. What kind of vehicles do you gals own?

11-23-2004, 12:39 AM
Carol, I drive a 1993 Mercury Cougar, gets me where I need to go. Steve drives a 2004 Venture van through the company he works for. Good luck!!!!

Sorry I haven't posted...still trying to recover from the past week. The craft show bordered between ok and crappy, I'm offically hanging up my hat as a craft show groupie. Sales use to be great, but now everyone can just get on the internet and order stuff. I made enough to pay my booth space, expenses and had enough left over to help with Christmas, like I said, not fantastic, but the money will help out.
It was kinda funny though...I could of sold skin care products! I had three ladies (at separate times) comment about my skin. One lady even asked if I sold products. Weird, huh??? Ramona, the BE must be doing something!

I am about 1/2 way done with Christmas shopping. It is really hard here because both girls have birthdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have been trying to buy here and there or if I find something and don't have enough moola, I put it on lay-away. I haven't started shopping for Steve yet. Did we just decide to do a card exchange here???

Cheryl, you are my kind of shopper! I love bargains!!! WOW! A dollar sale at Target? YOU GO GIRL! What do you like to knit? GREAT JOB ON THE WEIGHT LOSS!

Dee, you keep those silly angels there playing in the snow! We have snow predicted for far it's clear and I REALLY hope it stays that way! Have I told you, I can't stand snow???? It's cold, wet and cold...I will take sunshine anyday!

Sher, any news about Drew's legs yet?

I may not be posting daily until after Thanksgiving, I have alot going on, plus I'm not in the best of moods, I hate to bring you guys down too.

11-23-2004, 07:06 PM
Gayle if you look before thanksgiving you get to posting. We are here for you. I need you. You are my support when I am down and I am getting scared about this surgery. If I post when I am down you can too. We all said the same to Sherry. What's up? It wasn't long ago that Shelley was having some problems. Carol is dealing with a lot of pain from her arthritis. Debbie has a healing hubby. We all have problems, your friends are here for you if you want to share. You know my email addie too. I wish that your sales would have been higher at the craft sale. Don't be discouraged with your work. You are very creative and do awesome work.

Carol I am glad that you are seeing a specialist. I hope that there is something else that can be done. I will ship you all the snow that we get. Problem is now it rainned first and we have ice underneath. Time for you to get shopping. There are lots of ways to deal with christmas even when you don't have a lot of cash. Maybe everyone could suggest a few ideas to help the ones out struggling.

Sherry I am glad that you posted. I am like Gayle, I really don't care for the snow. We are garenteed to get snow so the longer that it doesn't come the better. Cute poem. What are Drew's results?

Cheryl go Cheryl go! You weight is just spiraling down. That is wonderful.

11-23-2004, 08:02 PM
Dee-When is your surgery? Please know that I am here for you if you need any help.

Gayle-I know you must be very busy. I'm sure that the only reason you didn't sell everything was because nobody was. So many people are last minute shoppers. I wish you had a show closer to Christmas or after Thanksgiving. Your things are so lovely and you have such talent.

11-23-2004, 08:27 PM
Just found this online

With the holidays drawing near we'd like to share some great ideas with you for frugal gift-giving. There are hundreds of gifts that can be purchased or made by hand for under $10. Gifts that are both thoughtful and frugal at the same time. You don't have to spend a lot of money to find that perfect gift for someone, just be sure to put some thought into it and hopefully your gift will be well received. Here's a few of our favorites...

1. Gourmet coffees with a personal coffee cup

2. A pound of pistachios

3. Child's artwork, framed

4. Journal with special inscription inside

5. Teacup with box of herbal tea

6. Deck of cards and book of card game rules

7. Homemade cocoa mix in a pretty jar

8. Collage of special photos

9. Gel pens and pretty stationary

10. Bottle of sparkling cider

11. Home baked bread, include recipe

12. Disposable camera or rolls of film

13. Basket filled with deli cheese and fruit

14. Craft supplies

15. Holiday serving bowl or platter

16. Pretty basket filled with special jams or mustards

17. Decorative napkins and napkin rings

18. Fancy chocolate bars tied with a ribbon

19. Gardening gloves with a plant or flower seeds

20. Photo album, hand decorated is even better

21. Makeup tote

22. Prepaid photo developing envelopes

23. Homemade cookie mix with instructions for baking

24. Variety of bread mixes

25. Special coffee cup filled with candy

26. Fancy magazines tied together with a pretty ribbon

27. Gourmet popcorn and flavored oil

28. Locally made barbeque or steak sauce with basting brush

29. Pancake or waffle mix and a bottle of real maple syrup

30. Movie theater gift certificates

31. Board games

32. Jar of sourwood or pure honey with biscuit mix

33. Note cards and book of stamps

34. Picture frames, buy them on sale!

35. Specialty cookbook

36. Pretty glass jar filled with candy

37. Collectible sports cards

38. Muffin mixes with muffin pan

39. Books, there are still a few for under $10

40. Set of dish towels and dish cloths

41. Nail polish kit

42. Pretty night shirt

43. Basket filled with kitchen gadgets

44. Video rental gift certificates

45. Pepper mill and fresh peppercorns

46. Handwritten copies of your favorite recipes

47. For the pets, gourmet dog biscuits or cat treats

48. Baking pans and supplies

49. Prepaid long distance phone cards

50. Small clock or radio

51. Pretty box for keepsakes

52. Colorful Post-It notepads

53. Address book

54. Christmas ornaments

55. Puzzles

56. Blank video or cassette tapes

57. Sewing supplies

58. Flashlight with batteries

59. Favorite quote embroidered on a nice handkerchief

60. Makeup brush set

61. Expensive socks, still under $10

62. Special soaps and bath puff

63. and don't forget my absolute favorite... home baked cookies!

11-23-2004, 08:42 PM
I'm ok girls, just down in the dumps... thank you for your well wishes and complements about my painting. Almost everyone that came into my booth made a comment about my art work, saying how gorgeous it was...then they turned around and walked out! Oh well, I guess now I truly understand the expression of a starving artist!

Here is a recipe if you guys want it:

Bread dough ornaments

4 cup flour
1 cup salt
1.5 cup hot water
2t. vegetable oil

The oil makes the dough easier to work with. Cut out shapes just like making sugar cookies. Bake 200* for ???? (until hard) or I also read where you could microwave for 2 minutes on a safe plate. Seal with Primer, then paint or decorate. When completed, seal with a clear varnish on all sides. I'm thinking I may make personalized ornaments for Allison's kindergarten class.

11-24-2004, 10:29 AM
Received this from Ramona:

Gayle, please tell everyone I'm sorry for not posting. I took a nasty fall on some wet tile and busted my knee cap and hurt my back again. I'm crawling back in bed now, but wanted to touch base.

Love you,

Ramona, please make a speedy recovery! Let us know if there is anything we can do. LOVE YOU!!!!

11-24-2004, 11:43 AM
Gayle did Ramona really bust her knee cap or just hurt it? Poor thing, I hope that she has a speedy recovery. I liked your gift list. Good ideas. Do you think maybe your paintings are to good for a craft show and that you might be going after the wrong market? Do you have a local art gallery close by?

Shelley I have my back surgery on monday Dec 6th, less than 2 weeks. Thank you for being there. Las Vegas will be a good distraction from me thinking of my surgery. I am terrified to go under the knife again. We leave for Vegas friday afternoon.

The weather is cool out but now that we have snow that is staying it puts me at risk because it rainned first and it is very slippery. My girlfriend called and said there is no way that she is going to let me walk this morning. She is on her way down right now for coffee.

Hope that you all have a Merry day.

11-24-2004, 06:08 PM
Ramona-Please get well soon!

11-25-2004, 12:49 AM
hello girls!
we are having our dinner sat.
money is tite and his check is dated for fri.
things are a little better,just decided i wasnt gonna let him bring me down to his level.
we got our first snow tonite.
the wind chill is 19 and the wind is howling.

ramona,i hope your alright!
first ecoli and now this!
speedy recovery!

sherry,im so sorry drew has to go thru this!
you are all in my prayers!
how is wayne coming along?
money is real tite right now but i understand what you mean by putting up the decorations for the kids!
we just do the best we can.
no i didnt get your email,sorry.
you take it easy ,your fragile to!

how was your night?

deb,how are you and james doing?

gayle,im sorry bout your sale,you would have done awesome if it was closer to christmas as talented as you are!

i wished i could start christmas shopping early!
every year i say im gonna but it just dont happen.
everyone have a great turkey day,enjoy and be back on the bandwagon by mon. or earlier!

11-25-2004, 02:13 AM

I am thankful for the wonderful blessing of having all of you as people I hold dear to my heart. Wishing each of you a blessed day!!!!

We had our second snow of the season last night. My kind of snow both mid-morning it was gone! YIPPEEE!!!

Doni, so happy to hear you are "spunky" and holding up for yourself. Please don't let Brian or anyone else drag you down, you are more important then you realize.
I understand the money issue. Kids don't care what kind of decorations you have, maybe Catigan (sp?) could even make some?

Dee, I copied and pasted what Ramona sent me so I'm not sure how serious it is.
I did write here back, wished her a speedy recovery and told her to get some much needed rest.

11-25-2004, 07:47 AM

11-25-2004, 10:47 AM
Happy Thanksgiving!!

I'm so thankful for my floozie friends. May each of you have a blessed day. I hope you eat so much & be thankful for everything in your life.

Love you all....:grouphug:

11-25-2004, 11:04 AM
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hope everyone has a great day filled with friends and family!!
I have so much to be thankful for this year. Great floozie friends that love you no matter what. Loving husband and family. May we all be thankful each day of the year.

Thank you Carol and Cheryl for your thoughtful cards!! Love ya.

11-26-2004, 02:20 PM
I hope that you all had a happy thanksgiving.

This will be my last post before I leave this afternoon. I am on way to Las Vegas. I am excited about going and sharing this with Larry. We will be staying til Wednesday. I will be thinking of each one of you.

I won't be posting many more times before my surgery, I will try to post after we get home and a few times before monday which is surgery day.

Enjoy your weekend with your families.
Love you all.


11-26-2004, 03:01 PM
Dee, have a great time with Larry in Vegas!!! Play the slots for me!!! LOL! If I would of thought of it sooner, I was going to get your motel phone number & room number, then maybe by chance, I could of caught you in your room and been able to chat for a few minutes. Calls here within the states are alot cheaper then trying to call you in Canada. HAVE FUN, STAY SAFE & LOVE YOU!

11-26-2004, 03:38 PM
Hey Gayle you might get your wish. Just checking in and I seen your post. The hotel we are staying at is Imperial Palace and the # is ***-***-***. Don't know what room we will be staying in but it will be under Larry's name. And of course you know our last name. Time difference too so if you get a chance consider that. Best time to call would be later in the evening. Surprise me if you get a chance. lol

11-26-2004, 06:23 PM
Gayle (or anyone else who wants it)......I took the number out of Dee's post for privacy reasons. If you haven't already wrote it down, please email me & I will send you the number. Okey dokey???

**Be back later to post!!

11-27-2004, 07:24 AM
Sherry-You are so on top of things! You are the best moderator out there in cyberland!

Okay, I've run 2 days 10 miles, I still have today to go. Went and attacked the mall after running. What a mob! It took quite awhile to find a parking place, then the lines in the stores were incredible. I ended up finally making a couple of purchases, but I have only cover 1.5 nights of Hanukkah for the girls. I still have 6.5 to go!

11-27-2004, 11:17 AM
Made my goal of running 10 miles, 3 days in a row!! Now if I could only not eat, I'd be doing great!

11-27-2004, 11:18 AM
Hi all.
Dee, have a wonderful trip and win LOTS of money!

I'm moving around pretty well today. The swelling has gone down some in my knee and the cap is not cracked like we thought, so that is good! My left arm is pretty well black and my right boob(eek!) is black as well. I had some packages in my hand and my umbrella and I fell on top of those which caused a lot of bruising. I'm getting around with a cane but I think I will be able to chunk it by the first of the week.

Sherry, did you ever get the results of Drew's tests????

Okay, I'm going to submit this before the power goes off again. We've had storms all morning!
Have a good weekend everyone!

11-27-2004, 05:02 PM
Ramona-I'm glad that you are able to hobble around.

Gayle-Did you get to call Dee?? I hope she is having a great time.

Carol-Thanks for the card. You are so thoughtful.

11-27-2004, 07:00 PM
Shelley, I haven't been able to call Dee yet... of course, we all know she is a party animal, so she probably won't be in the room anyways!

GREAT JOB MEETING YOUR GOAL! YOU ARE AWESOME! Are you still going to run for charity? I noticed the other day had .97 cent shipping on some items, could you find some stuff there for the girls?

Ramona, I hope you heal quickly, sounds like you had a pretty nasty fall. Did you guys go out to eat for Thanksgiving?

11-28-2004, 09:30 AM
hello friends!
we had our turkey dinner yesterday!
it turned out realy good.
my 3rd time doing it myself!
not weighing today.

gayle,just wanted you to know i found those personel things we talked of!
thank you i found them.

dee,have a great time on your trip!
be safe!

shelly,your awesome on your runs!
i wished i could run.
my body is just to broke to!

sherry,how is drew?
well im getting back in the wagon and seeing if i can get to 239 by christmas.
have a great day!

11-28-2004, 10:00 AM
Hello....I have been so busy everyday we've been off! Decorated my In-laws house, my house, cleaned..etc.

Quick update on Drew.....(Got to get ready for church)

Only half the hip bone has died. Therefore they won't do a hip replacement until it all dies. He is starting physical therapy twice a week to strengthen the part that is alive. Hopefully this will help him walk & not be in as much pain.

I told Mom by the time Wayne & Drew get through physical therapy, I'll be in another type of therapy!!! :lol:

Ramona.....You've been in my prayers!!! Bless your heart!!!! :angel:

Love to all......

11-29-2004, 07:58 AM
:balloons:Happy Birthday Ramona!!!!!!!:balloons:

:hat:I hope you have a wonderful day!!! May you have many,many more!!!! :hb:

Love You!!!!! :hat:

11-29-2004, 11:37 AM
Happy, Happy Birthday Ramona Dearest!

I Hope You Have A Day Filled With Love & A Few Good Presents!

Birthday Smooches!!!!!

11-29-2004, 08:20 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RAMONA!!! :gift: :flow1: :balloons: :hb: :bravo: :jig:

11-29-2004, 09:12 PM
Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. Rick flew out this morning for San Antonio to meet Ben and then they are driving to Montana. He doesn't know when he will be back. He might stay for most of December. So I spent my birthday by myself missing my mom and kids so much that my heart hurts. That just makes all of you even that much more special. You are my family today. Thanks for always being there for me.

11-30-2004, 06:57 AM
Ramona-Why are they staying in Montana? Is Ben stationed there? Is there anyway that you can go and see them for a few days. I'm sure it wouldn't hurt for you to take a couple of days off from work.

11-30-2004, 11:13 AM
Shelly, Ben is stationed in Montana. He has been in San Antonio at Kennel Master school and is driving back. Rick is driving back with him. I don't get any vacation days until I've worked for a year, which will be in January. Ben is coming home on leave in January and Rick said he may just stay and come back with him then. Needless to say, I'm not very happy right now.

11-30-2004, 05:45 PM
Ramona, I know the holidays will be sad for you this year. This will be the first year without your mom and the boys will be away...even when you think there is no way...someone does care about you...I'm one of the many that do!!!! How is your father coping with the holidays?

Sorry I've been away...I'm not in the best of spirits, this seems to be a rough time of year for alot of people. Steve left Monday in the middle of a snowstorm, if he can make it back, he will be home late on Wednesday. Since Monday AM we have 6-8 inches of the glorious white stuff...NOT! I have snow drifts everywhere! The wind blew yesterday, I can't get through my drive. We ended up taking Allison to school in Liz's car today, I need to go see if I can get mine out of the garage out back and make it to the street. If I can get to the street and to the highway, then I'm in fine shape.
Today is Elizabeth's 20th birthday! Man, I'm old!!!!! Since her dad is out of town, I told her Allison and I would take her to Applebee's tonight for dinner.

Wishing everyone a great day!

11-30-2004, 06:50 PM

12-01-2004, 09:28 AM
My dear, dear Gayle,
Thank you so much for the wonderful suprise I found in my mail this morning! I had to work very late last night and just got around to going through the mail this morning. You are SOOOOOOO SWEET!!!!! You are a wonderful all are! You've made my day so much brighter.
Love you........

12-02-2004, 08:26 AM
Hello :wave:

Sorry I haven't posted much lately. Just been kinda down also and didn't want to bring everyone else down too. I'm going to post again tonight & to everyone.I've got to get dressed for work.

I miss everyone and hope to see a lot of posts when I get home.I hope you have a great day! ;)

12-02-2004, 08:29 AM

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