WW Clubs and Groups - > Feisty & Sexy 50 & 60 yr. old #125

06-26-2001, 04:01 AM
G'day all,

Thought I would give you all a lucky break and start a new thread:D
Miss a few days and boy there is a lot to catch up on:dizzy:

I had a great time with the visitors but was pleased to be just 2 again, still didn't feel all that well. I know I sound pathetic and like 100 years old:( but this cold is really getting to me.

For the good news, we are actually going home on July 6 for hopefully 3 weeks before returning to Melbourne till Xmas then home till after the wedding, back to Melbourne till June then to Sydney till October phew...........

I have 1 million things running thru my head that I need to do whilst I am home, the time will just fly.
I went for a long walk in the botanical gardens this afternoon, mainly to talk some sense into myself:?: The camelias were just beautiful, I wonder how mine are at home.
I am very pleased with myself that I actually send my dentist an email for an appointment, I normally wait till I have to go :(. Hopefully no work will need to be done.

Have a great day all, loved Slavika's message from son, makes such sense:lol:


06-26-2001, 08:07 AM
Hi, Maria I hope that you are feeling a little better. You have so many changes in your life - you certainly cope well. I bet you are happy to go back to your home for a little while. Karen what color siding are you picking out. I also love blue. I think it is very calming. I like the aromatherapy idea of the peppermint oil. I am going to get some and keep it on hand. I like to spray lavender on my pillow at night- I feel it helps me sleep better. Glenda that baby sounds like he is a happy and contented one. My friends just had a granddaughter. The hospital has a web site that you can see the baby and leave a message. Things have come a long way. Have to go get ready for my mammo. Hope to pass it this time. Peggy

06-26-2001, 08:22 PM
and new attitude:)

I have been feeling a bit down the last week or so, not sure why, but every now and then this lifestyle gets to me.

Anyway enough of that as I said today is a new start, got up had my shower, did my hair and make-up and look quite respectable! Amazing what a difference that makes. I will catch up on some correspondence and this afternoon check out some of the sales that have started.
I am after a pair of shoes to wear with the 'mother of the bride' outfit. Found a great pair last week but just not quite my size:(

Blue is also my favourite colour as it is my daughter's. I am not quite as keen as dd, EVERYTHING is blue in her place :D

Glenda by your posts it is very obvious how happy you are with your grandson but more so how happy you are for your son. It is so nice to have your children (whatever age) to be happy:)

Peggy Good luck with your 'mammo', hope all will be well. Always nice to have it done and get the all clear :smug:

It is a lovely crisp, sunny day here in Melbourne, great for another walk.


06-26-2001, 09:30 PM
Karen: Yummm never thought of using orange soda or something like that for the smoothies. Sounds good. Did you try and how much did you put in? Curious minds want to know so I can try. Bet you are excited about the house and getting it spruced up. Thats always fun! Like getting a brand new house but cheaper!

Slavika: That joke was to cute :lol: I loved it! Guess I better give up my exercise. :dizzy: Where did you go on your road trip? Did you get to a Trader Joes? Hope you bring back goodies for Trudy. She will be :mad: if you dont.

Peggy: A little piggy for the fridge? To cute! I need to find one for DH. He is not staying away from my Mudpies. I told him they were "Diet" but it didnt work. ALAS.... Lets us know on the Mammo when you get the results.

Glenda: Oh my, they better realize what they have soon! That is so unusal for a baby to sleep that long! They have it made right now! But it probbaly wont last. Course you never know on that to. He sounds so adorable. You should be a pround Grandma.

Maria: I can image how happy you are going to be when you do go home! I hope you take some time to relax and enjoy while you are there. Its hard I know. Hope that cold starts getting better. Its been hanging on for quite awhile. Your just not use to snow. Last time I was near it I was sick for a long time. When you arent use to it, it really knocks you down. Take care of you!
You know I can image how the life does get to you. Moving all the time. I think it would be really hard. I really dont think I could do it. But you are handling it very well. I think its only natural you are going to get down about it sometimes. Hang in there and remember you have us to talk to if you need it.

It has been crazy here. I want a new job...... But Im getting to old for that. I really wish I could retire right now, but ALAS need to save those pennies more. Its probably just a bad week..

06-27-2001, 11:21 AM
Hi all from Maine: I've lost track of all your activities, but all sound very busy. Maria, I'm sure you get down now and then about your vagabond life,but as we listen to your adventures it sounds exciting to us. Glad you have recuperated from the cold. They can sure get one down.

I misssed the smoothie recipe witht the orange soda. Will have to look back over the old posts. in the archives.

We are having a great time here with family and just enjoying the ocean. Our DS found us a cottage right on the beach, a rocky Maine beach, but beautiful just the same. We haven;t been in the water, too cold.

We leave here on Saturday and continue on our travels. It will be good to see all the relatives and friends, but I know that by the time this trip is finished, I'll be glad to get home.

I haven't seen a scale since I left home and am trying to be careful and not go overboard too much. We try to walk nearly every day, and that will help. Today we are going on a 2 hour schooner ride out into the Penobscto Bay. A first for me. It is a beautiful day so it should be enjoyable.

Will check back now and then. Keep up the good work. Ann

06-27-2001, 01:18 PM
Hi, Ann it was good to hear from you. Your cottage sounds like something you see on a postcard. It is fun to see old friends and family. Have a good safe rest of the trip. Maria I hope you are feeling better. You have gone through so many changes it is natural to be a little down. I hope you are feeling better. It is amazing what a little makeup will do for you. Lily hope the job is going better. Karen how is the decorating going? My house is in need of a makeover. After spending a week in a pretty and bright house mine looks so drab. I bought a new shower curtain - it is white with butterflies. It helped. My old one was wintery looking-navy, hunter and maroon plaid. Glenda how is the baby doing? Can you keep your hands off of him? Geri and Trudy where are you? BTW I gained 2 pounds over vacation. I think it was the homemade hot fudge sauce. See you later, Peggy

06-27-2001, 04:27 PM
Maria - I am glad you took a shower and fixed yourself up. That is the best thing I can do if I really need a boost to morale. I know you will enjoy your trip home too. Believe it or not, your life sounds pretty exotic to me, living out here on the prairie of Oklahoma.

Lily - Why oh why do those people who can eat anything want to eat the special diet stuff? I relate to that. My kids used to even drink my pop. Alas!

Peggy- There is nothing like visiting somewhere and coming back and looking at our surroundings with new eyes. Sometimes it doesn't take that much to spruce up a house a bit--new tablecloth, throw pillows, or curtains--and you feel so much better.

I just got a picture on the computer of my grandson. He is so cute! We are going to Red River on Saturday so we won't see him for 2 weeks. I bet at that age he will be so different. My niece is getting married at Red River. She is 36 and never been married. She is a rather large girl. Her sisters are giving her a personal shower so I bought her a really pretty silky sleepshirt. I debated on bath stuff or something to sleep in and thought, no matter what, she would want something soft and feminine.

We are in a thunderstorm today. Yuch! Rain is not my kind of weather.

06-27-2001, 07:26 PM
Hi y'all,

Did you think I got lost? Have just been so busy. This sweet little baby is now 20 months old and 26# of perpetual motion. Plus, I have been spending every available minute house hunting. I finally got him to think about moving----now I have to find a house before he gets out of the mood.

Last weekend I attended Martha Pullen's sewing market. It was awesome. She gathers some of the best teachers and vendors in the country and we get to learn new techniques and find neat products. It was great. Maria, there were even representatives from Australia. The Country Bumpkin had a spot there and they are by far the most popular vendor. They have all these fabulous smoking and embroidery kits and books and magazines.

I have missed you all. I haven't been online much for several weeks. I don't have time to go back and read the old posts. Is there anything important I have missed? Just by what was on this thread it looks like Glenda has a new grandbaby. Tell me about him.

Have to go finish supper. Hopefully I will be able to play catch up this weekend,

06-27-2001, 08:08 PM
G'day all,

All , thank you for your support and not making me feel like a whinging old so and so, it really does mean a lot to me:)

Lily you have convinced me, I won't be going to the snow for a return visit. Sorry to hear your work is getting you down. It shouldn't make any difference but unfortunately this age thing does make a difference when seeking other employment. I hope it is just a passing thing. When do you hope to retire?

Glenda believe it or not, living on a prairie sounds so peaceful to me. We don't use the word 'prairie' it reminds me of American TV shows like Rawhide, Bonanza and the like. Yes I know, it does show my age remembering those shows:D
The wedding present is a great choice, I know that is always the last thing I spend money on; pretty nightware.

Geri the sewing market you went to sounds really interesting. The person who started the 'Country Bumpkin' merchandise is from my home town Adelaide. I agree her stuff is just beautiful. Once I am a grandmother (long way of yet!) I will visit her shop where you can buy her designs in kit-form. There is nothing like the old-fashioned embroidery and smocking. Good luck with your house hunting :)

Peggy you cannot be too unhappy with the 2 lb gain, that will be off again in no time once you are back in your normal routine. I agree with Glenda, it just takes a few bits and pieces to spruce up and give your house a new look. Your shower curtain sounds nice.

Ann good to hear you are enjoying your holiday, sounds like bliss. I can relate to looking forward to being home when you finish your travels;)

Another lovely sunny day, after a walk I will start to sort out a few things that can be packed now, not that I am anxious to go or anything:lol:

Have a great day all

06-27-2001, 10:16 PM
Ann: Good to see you! Sounds like you are having a great vacation!

Peggy: 2 pounds isnt bad. You will get it back off fast Im sure.

Glenda: You know I dont know why my DH has to eat all my good stuff :dizzy: I guess I do have to share with him tho. :lol: Bet you are gonna miss the baby while he is gone.

Geri: :wave: Good to
see you posting! Been wondering where you were!

Maria: I havent decided when Im going to retire yet. Im not going to look for another job. Wouldnt really be worth it for as old as I am. Some days it just gets to me.

I just had the best Pizza. For those of you that has Trader Joes its a must. Its 9 points for the whole thing. 3 points for 1/3 of it. It has a really thick crust and oh my was it good. All my TJ's had was the Veggie one. But it was like eating a real pizza. Its called Heavens Bistro. Here is the Web site:


06-28-2001, 01:09 PM
Lily - Your Heaven's Bistro pizza sounds just heavenly, hence the name. I went to the website and, of course, no one sells it in OK, but Albertson's has it in Texas. I wonder if I could ask them at our Albertson's to carry it?

Geri - You are always busy, but it is nice to hear from you. 20 months old and 26 lbs, huh. I bet Grandma is having the best time with that perpetual motion. Yes, we just got a grandson. Today he is 10 days old and, of course, is just a little sweetie, in fact, just pretty close to perfect. (sound familiar, grandmas?) Have you started the diet class in your church again?

06-28-2001, 01:51 PM
Lily I just checked the Heaven's Bistro site. Alas it is not here but in the stated just east of here. Had I known I would have stopped on the way back and bought some. They really look good. Maybe a road trip sometime. Geri I bet the sewing market was fun. I used to sew. I would like to start again if I remember how. Have to run, I am pulling out some stuff{junk or treasures however you look at it] for my niece's street sale next week. Peggy

06-28-2001, 11:07 PM
Glenda: I would ask your Albetsons to carry it. Doesnt hurt to try. Tell them that its is carried in the ones in Texas, might help. As they can call them and see how it sells. Im sure it is selling well. My Trader Joes cant seem to keep them in stock. And when I got mine the checker raved about how good it was. I bought 3 of them ;) Give them the web site address that always helps to.

Peggy: Careful they might be treasures you have there! Hope you sell lots of goodies!

Night all!

06-29-2001, 12:35 AM
There is an Albertson's within a mile of my house. I will go there tomorrow and check on this Heaven's Bistro. The veggie one would be right up my husband's alley---that is the only one he likes. It would be nice to have a pizza in the freezer that he could fix on the nights I am going to be late.

Yeah, we started another session of First Place just last week. I have 10 people now---the pastor and his wife, the church secretary and her husband, an elder and his wife, the elder's daughter, 2 other women and me. Talk about being under the gun! Part of First Place is a weekly Bible study. I might add that the secretary is also the person who coordinates the intercessory needs of our church and is very active in the city's intercessory alliance. Can you imagine me leading a Bible study for this group? You know I am not a super-religious type. That is the most charitable way I can describe myself. I can't do this myself; I guess that the Lord is bound and determined to make me rely on Him more and to become more humble. Teaching a Bible study to these powerhouses is going to be a definite challenge.

Anybody interested in a Labor Day challenge? What do you think? There are about 12 or 13 weeks till Labor Day. I have to lose some weight! Anybody willing to join me in a challenge? I realize that some of you (lucky girls) are already at goal. Of course, I am talking to those of you who are still struggling.

06-29-2001, 03:06 AM
Yes Geri I will take you up on the Labour Day challenge!
What date is labour date? You mentioned approx. 12 weeks from now.
I would like to loose another 6 kg by then (13.2 lbs) it will also mean that I will definitely have to take in my 'mother of the bride' outfit, I'll be very happy to do that :)
I think my target is quite reasonable, what is yours Geri?

That is quite a challenge you are taking on with the Bible studies. I had a very strict catholic upbringing, I am afraid now my motto in life is 'treat others the way you like to be treated ' and leave it at that. No disrespect to those of you that choose to attend church etc. regularly.:)

Where is Trudy ? Haven't seen you post for a few days. Hope all is well.

Have a great day all

06-29-2001, 10:26 AM
Geri I am definitely in. I would like to lose at least 10-12 lbs but I know that is not realistic for me. I lose too slow. I will go for 6 and hope for more. Maria, Labor Day is the first Monday in Sept. When do we start - now? Peggy

06-29-2001, 01:12 PM
Geri I will take you up on the challenge, but it will have to be after our vacation next week. I also lose very, very slowly, so I would be happy with 6 pounds also. I betcha you will do fine with your Bible study class, just have to put it in His hands and move forward. Some of the best things I have ever done were scarey at first, but so fulfilling.

Where is Slavika? This thread is moving so slowly. Not meaning that she moves the thread along or anything. Hope all is well.

Lily - How are you all doing electricity-wise? CA is in the news a lot--none of this makes a lot of sense to me, but sounds like we all could be in a world of hurt eventually.

Going to Red River tomorrow. Looking so forward to it, but have so much to do before we leave.

See ya. Glenda

06-29-2001, 08:14 PM
G'day all,

Glenda Slavika went away with her dh for the week, if I remember rightly:dizzy:

Geri Ok, I am ready when you are! Perhaps start as of this Monday. I may not be posting every day whilst I am at home but I will definitely be there in spirit :)

Off for a bit of a drive today and tomorrow start packing up in readiness to go home. We don't go till Friday but we may as well start getting organised.

Don't know if any of you remember that my daughter made a video to be on 'survivor' , she found out yesterday that 8500 videos were received:dizzy: Out of those they will choose 60 who will have to answer a questionaire, out of those 60, 20 will be chosen for a screen type test before the final 12 are announced! We won't be holding our breath:D
Just another bit of useless trivia from 'down under', I am full of it;)

Geri and Glenda perhaps you could let me know what format you would prefer to use in our Labour Day challenge? By the way, in case you think I misspel 'labour- colour' etc. that is the way Australians spell it, labor, color :nono:
I told you, I am full of useless trivia:D

Have a great weekend

06-29-2001, 09:40 PM
Hi Everybody
Maria we all miss our homes when we are away and it doesn't matter how nice the place is that we are in. Home truly is where the heart is. Remember I told you about my friend that we see in Maui. Her and her husband are there for almost 4 months. Maui is like a little bit of heaven (ask Lily) and their condo is to die for and about three weeks before they come home she starts counting the number of "sleeps". See Maria we are all the same. LOL :D Did you know that Canadians also spell labour and colour like the Australians do and that if you use spell check it tells you, you are wrong. :rolleyes: So there's more trivia for you.
Peggy I am sure your mammogram will be fine but it is really nice to have it done and have them say, "all is fine".
Ann oh your little cottage by the rocky beach in Maine sounds like something out of a movie. Enjoy your holiday. Glenda GEEZ, we have had rain and more rain. Fortunately when we were away for those few days we had sun but driving back home you could see the water in the ditches so we knew there had been rain. Lily the little town we drove to in the States did not have a Trader Joe's but I did manage to pick up a few things at the supermarket that we can't get here. I bought the Chocolate wafers and the carmel sauce because ever since you mentioned that is what you made your mudpies out of that is what "I had my mouth fixed for". LOL :D ALAS mention anything sweet and I need it. Don't worry about Trudy I brought her back some wafers too.
Well gals, I got a phone call from the "Princess" late this afternoon. "Baba, I phoned to tell you that I graduated today". I thought how excited she is that next fall she will be in Grade 1. I hope I will be around when she completes her Grade 12, and I get that call all over again. :) We had the children over to give them their passing presents and DH measured the "Princess" because he is having a golf club made for her too. She is left handed so she cannot use her brothers.
Geri what are you looking for in a new home? Something bigger, smaller or newer?
Well gang that's it for me. Have a nice evening, and I'll talk to you all tomorrow.

06-30-2001, 12:32 AM
It has been a long week... we were on the go so much. At times there were 11 of us, we did have a good time though :) . It's funny, there are so many places we only go to when we have visitors in the city, and I get to look at it in a different perspective.
It took me a while to get caught up on the posts, you all have been a busy bunch. We had some heavy rain and high temps, so the humidity is really bad right now. High humidity really bothers me, so I am not feeling too great, but that too will pass.... hopefully :rolleyes:
Good night for now, I'll be "talking" to you.... :wave:

06-30-2001, 12:48 AM
Welcome home Slavika. Tell the princess we send our congratulations on passing to the first grade. They are so cute at that kindergarten graduation. Of course you will be around for the high school graduation! Don't even consider the alternative.

Maria, I know you are glad to be going home. No matter how fancy the alternate digs are, they aren't home. They don't provide the mattress that just fits your back. You will enjoy being at home.

I just figured the time till Labor Day and it is 10 and a half weeks. I have already started the ugly word (dieting) and have lost 3.5#. I guess I was thinking 12 weeks from when I started. My overall goal is 20#. (I am an optomist). I am really working hard at this.

So Maria, Glenda, and Peggy are going to join me on the challenge? Any other takers. Everyone has to set their own goal. I think mine is too high, but I want to lose this weight. I am so tired of being fat!

Where are Margot and Dee? Anybody heard from either one?

I am looking for a little bigger house that has more privacy than I have now. I am on the first fairway of a golf course and it is like living in a goldfish bowl. I want someplace where I can sit out in my backyard and not worry about getting a concussion from a flying golfball. We have bullet-proof glass on 3 windows!

06-30-2001, 04:56 AM
G'day all

Welcome home Slavika and thank you for adding to my useless trivia:D I did not know that canadians spell the same as us.
That is so cute, graduating to Year 1:) I don't know about you, but intend to living to at least 100 to fit everything in that I want to do! Will we still be posting here? We will probably be popping in to see one and other via the Concorde or some other incredibly fast aircraft. :rolleyes:

Geri I always thought it would be lovely living adjacent to the golf course. In one of our previous homes we lived VERY close but not quite backing onto a fairway, it was always dh's wish to step out the backyard onto the golf course.:)

I am with you for the challenge and mine is 6 kg, there is however a bit of a hick-up my scales are on the blink. I have electronic scales and mine must have been a dud, I am always having problems with them. DH is going to check them out to see if he can find the problem.
What if we announce our loss of the previous week each Monday?
You will be happy to know that today we went for a drive and stopped for lunch. I was very tempted to have chip potatoes with my grilled fish but didn't, I was very tempted to share a desert with dh but didn't and I had water and no wine
:smug: How good was that! Had I given in I know I would have been so annoyed with myself.

Trudy nice to see you again. Sounds like you had a very busy time with your visitors. I also hate the humidity, one of the reasons I prefer to live in Melbourne rather then Sydney. Many years ago we lived in Darwin for 12 months which has a tropical climate, 6 months hot and dry and 6 months hot and wet:( I really like the different seasons, there it was just the same all the time and very high humidity. No need for a weatherman:D

See ya all

06-30-2001, 04:56 PM
Geri: You are going to teach bible study now? Is it along with the First Place group or what? Good luck with it. I wouldnt want to live that close to a golf course either. I love spending time in my back yard. Just sitting and reading on the patio is my favorite thing to do when its not to hot.

Glenda: They have not be having blackouts lately. Right now all they are doing is shutting of Air Conditioners for a while. You dont even notice it happening. But they say it is helping. We havent been in a stage 3 (think thats what it is cant remember) alert yet for them to shut the power off for a while now. So everybody must be doing there part. So far anyways.

Maria: 8500 videos for Survivor? Wow! I knew alot of people were interested in doing it but I never really thought it would be that many. Good luck to you DD! Sounds like a stiff competion tho. You did really well with your lunch! Proud of you!

Slavika: Yep Maui is heaven. But it is nice to come home. Wonder if thats where Cal is? She was going to Hawaii some time in June I thought. Sounds like you had a fun trip. Im glad you brought Trudy back some stuff to. Cuz she would be very mad at you if you didnt. ;) I do love Carmel, more so than Chocolate. Yummm

Trudy: Touring the sites does wear you out. Not to mention comapny on top of it. Hope you had fun! I know what you mean, we never really see things until people come to town. I still havent been to Yosemite yet and I have been here 20 years! I keep bugging DH to go but we never do. ALAS.... :o

Peggy: Was your garage sale today? Or was that next week?

Dont know why Im so tierd today but Im gonna take a nap. I usually dont do that very often anyways. :smug: I should be outside because its beautiful and is suppose to get over the 100's next week. :(

Margot, Where are you?????

06-30-2001, 10:17 PM
YIPEE.. I can breathe today! Not humid outside and the swelling in my face is gone. We had such a nice day, just the two of us. Spent time by the river and had a lovely dinner out. DH is watching baseball and I am going to read a book... hope everyone is having a teriffic day.

Bye Bye... :wave:

06-30-2001, 11:16 PM
Trudy, what was the matter with your face? I am reading a book tonight too. Mine is just fluff----a romantic comedy. What are you reading?

I have the next 2 weeks off so y'all will be seeing lots of me. I plan on sewing for 2 weeks solid. Going to make a bathrobe for
Adam, a quilt for Adam, and work on my quilt. I will go to the gym and cook for those 2 weeks, but don't plan on doing much else.

07-01-2001, 03:34 PM
Oh that Lily always trying to get back to Maui....
Geri I am starting tomorrow. This will be the only reason I want to Labor Day come. Usually it means that summer is at an end. Now maybe [not maybe but for sure] I will be thinner. I always thought it would be fun to live on a fairway but not with bullet proof glass. That is something that I never thought about.

Trudy having company is nice but it can wear you out. What are you reading?
Slavika welcome back from your trip. What kind of goodies did you buy? Do you have any kind of limit on what you bring across the border. I remember one time when we smuggled an apple across. We have a Bosnian family our church is sponsoring here. The woman's name is Slavica with a c. They have a darling baby.

Maria enjoy your time home. Make every minute count. I was wondering if you daughter is willing to eat a bug or whatever if she would make Survivor. I think I could most things but that.

Yesterday was a busy one. We had to go to a funeral in the afternoon and then a wedding in the evening. The wedding cake was a little different. It was decorated with fresh strawberries. The neighbor brought one of the 8 kids across the street with her and her gd. She had never been to a wedding or anything before. My dh was having fun with the girls [they're 10] and making a fool of himself on the dancefloor. It was good to see this child laugh and have fun with all the trauma that is going on in her life. Going to go have my first "mudwich". I think I will like these too much. Peggy

07-01-2001, 05:05 PM
What is a mudwich? It sounds positively sinful.

07-01-2001, 07:21 PM
Geri: Lucky you with 2 weeks off. The mudpie sandwiches were posted on the site. If you need the URL let me know.

Peggy I cant help it! Its my goal in life to get back to Maui :lol: I really did fall in love with the place. Sounds like your DH had a great time at the wedding! He sounds like he showed those girls a good time!

Trudy: What is wrong with your face to get swollen? Are you allergic to something?

Went shopping today. Bought one of the Dr Phil books. Started it already and so far its pretty good. :) Gonna go sit outside and read for a change!

07-01-2001, 08:33 PM
but quickly wanted to post my weight to be able to take part in the challenge!

This morning I was 85.4 kg, my aim is to get to 80 by labour day.

must run........

07-02-2001, 12:59 AM
Hi Everybody

With the help of my dear friend Trudy and her very sweet daughter I am pleased to present to you the following: :D
I hope you gals think it was as funny as we did. :)



Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready, on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come and the prospect of a good meal (especially his favorite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.
Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.
Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.
Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives.
Gather up schoolbooks, toys, paper etc and then run a dustcloth over the tables.
Over the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too. After all, catering for his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.
Prepare the children. Take a few minutes to wash the children's hands and faces (if they are small), comb their hair and, if necessary change their clothes. They are little treasures and he would like to see them playing the part. Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet.
Be happy to see him
Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.
Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first - remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.
Make the evening his. Never complain if he comes home late or goes out to dinner, or other places of entertainment without you. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his very real need to be at home and relax.
Your goal: Try to make sure your home is a place of peace, order and tranquillity where you husband can renew himself in body and spirit.
Don't greet him with complaints and problems.
Don't complain if he's late home for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this a s minor compared to what he might have gone through that day.
Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair o have him lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.
Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.
Don't ask him questions about his actions or question his judgement or integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.
A good wife always knows her place.

YIKES :eek: By the way, this really was in the Good Housekeeping magazine.

07-02-2001, 02:46 AM
To the new thread!!!!