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flaggies
07-30-2001, 08:36 PM
No more housework for me so I can easily start a new thread:D

Interesting a few of us have similar symptons as I did. Isn't it a shame that we did not know all these things earlier in life:?: The very good thing is that we are open to change and learning more about healthy eating habits.
Glenda your grandson sounds gorgeous, your posts reflect that life is good for you:) before you know it those few extra pounds will be gone for good and you will be a happy, slim non-smoking grandma:lol:

My visit to the podiatrist was interesting. The x-rays of my big toes certainly show why I have so much pain walking. He was surprised I walked as much as I did. (tough breed:D )
If I was to have the operation done by him, I would get very little back from insurance and be up for close on $5000:( I am not a person that believes in throwing their money away so I have made an appointment to see a orthopeadic foot surgeon, get his opinion and I know I will be fully covered with very little out of pocket expense.
DH was quite shocked at seeing my x-rays and for once I got a little sympathy;) I don't think it is quite as bad as it seems but I did not let on. DH is very fit and never has anything wrong with him (thank goodness:) ) however he does get somewhat impatient when I complain I cannot walk for hours on end like he does, now he can see why.
If I was to go ahead with the operation (I think I will) the next challenge will be how I can cope with being immobilised for 8 weeks:( The podiatrist says I cannot be left by myself all day. I do have the housekeeping staff that come every day. DH has also said that he will try and work from the apartment for some of the time.
So I will know more when I see the specialist.
Starting to settle in a little again. Things could be worse, I could have been in Beijing. The person who went instead of dh is not very happy there. Mind you with the awarding of the Olympic Games to Beijing the chances of us going are still pretty high as there is a lot of work in China.
Cheers for now
Maria


Trudy
07-30-2001, 08:43 PM
A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Slavika today. You looked a very young "39" in your yellow dress. :D I'm sure your Birthday Week is going to be a lot of fun.... enjoy it! :D

flaggies
07-30-2001, 08:47 PM
Happy Birthday to you Slavika

Wishing you a great day with all of those dear to you and many more years of posting :dizzy:

Cheers
Maria


painter5
07-30-2001, 09:04 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SLAVIKA AND MANY MORE TO COME Hope that you are having a wonderful day. You are a special person and I am glad I "know" you in cyberland. Glenda, how much fun you had with the baby over the weekend. Glad he is doing o.k. with the colic. Maria if you were closer I would be glad to come over and help you out with your foot surgery. That sounds painful to me. I am going to Dayton tomorrow so I will talk to you Sunday when I get back from Iowa. Have a good week.

LilyG
07-30-2001, 11:38 PM
Glenda: Sounds like you are enjoying that baby! Bet then how could you not? They are so cute!

Ann: Good to see you back! No secert. I just keep working the program when I get over a few pounds. I get scared when I hit 148, so it helps keep me in check.
Love the Sharper Image store! They have some really neat things1

Maria: I bet you are sad. You werent even home long enough to enjoy it to much. Sounds like you are liking the new living place! Oh my Goodness! Thats an expensive Operation!

Peggy: Have fun in Dayton!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY SLAVIKA!!!!!!!!
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Karen L
07-30-2001, 11:45 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUUUUUUU HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR CYBER FRIEND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUUU!
AND MANY MORE.......

slavika
07-31-2001, 12:59 AM
:wave: Hi Everybody
Thank you so much for the birthday wishes. I'm one of those lucky people whose birthday goes on for a full week. :D :D
Last Saturday DH and I went out with another couple for dinner and to the horse races. WELL................we didn't have reservations, thinking we didn't need them (:( well we did) so I ended up eating a Denver sandwich and French Fries for my Birthday Dinner. LOL That was ok, tho, because we had a lovely evening and I came home $12.00 richer. :) On Sunday we went to the lake and my dear friend out there, had a birthday BBQ for me and invited my son DIL and of course my grandbabies. We had a great day, and the "itch" is gone from the Lake. YIPEE.
Today I went for lunch with Trudy
and another gal from our tea time group. Last year Trudy gave me a special pen and when I was in Maui last year I lost it at the Craft show. I was sad :( that I lost it and she knew that, so she managed to get the same pen again and gave it to me along with some other little treasures for my birthday. She is a sweet friend. Tomorrow, I go for lunch with another friend and then we may head over to one of the Casino's. You gals can see I have been getting my fair share of attenion this birthday. :)
I'll stop by and "see" you all again tomorrow. Night all and thanks again for the Birthday Wishes. :love:

flaggies
07-31-2001, 09:35 PM
G'day all

Slavika sounds you have had a good time celebrating your birthday and had some winnings on the races as well:D

Peggy we are not exactly around the corner from one and other :) but thank you for your kind thoughts.

I went to the doctor this morning who was horrified that I would even consider having a podiatrist operate on my feet.:o
He has sent me now to the 'best' (aren't they all the best:?: )foot orthopeadic surgeon in Melbourne. I have made the appointment for August 16, couldn't get in any earlier.
We'll see how we go from there. Now that an operation is probably reality, I am starting to have concerns about different things, my biggest concern is that I stumble to the 'loo' about 3 or 4 times during the night, how will I manage that when I am immobilised:dizzy: ? DD suggested to hire a commode so I can just roll out of bed and use that. No doubt I will manage but I cannot help but wonder about all the different things that I now do with full use of feet. It will only be for 8 weeks, if you say it quick it is not long at all :D

My eldest sister is arriving from Adelaide today, she has never been to Melbourne. I have a strange family but get on very well with this sister despite the fact we are VERY different and have completely different life styles. I am looking forward to having her stay albeit for only 2 days.

Have a great day all
Cheers
Maria

flaggies
07-31-2001, 09:50 PM
A language instructor was explaining to her class that in

French, nouns, unlike their English counterparts,are grammatically designated as masculine or feminine.

"House," in French, is feminine - "la maison."

"Pencil," in French, is masculine - "le crayon."

One puzzled student asked, "What gender is 'computer'?"

The teacher did not know, and the word wasn't in her French dictionary. So for fun she split the class into two groups, appropriately enough, by gender and asked them to decide whether "computer" should be a masculine or feminine noun.

Both groups were required to give four reasons for their recommendation.

The men's group decided that computers should definitely be of the feminine gender ("la computer"), because:

1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic.

2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.

3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for possible later retrireview; and

4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your pay check on accessories for it.

The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be masculine("le computer"), because:

1. In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.

2. They have a lot of data but they are still clueless.

3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem; and

4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you'd waited a little longer, you could have gotten a better model.



The women won



Cheers
Maria

slavika
07-31-2001, 10:32 PM
:wave:
I don't believe it....I typed out my nice long post and then decided to "dust" my keys a bit while talking to my DH before "sending" it. Well I sent it alright to cyberspace. :mad:
Lordy I do strange things sometimes, but that is just between you guys and me. :D
Maria Hi there. It's good you are getting the surgery situation looked into. Will you get both feet done at the same time and is it only the toes (I don't mean"only") but would you be able to put any pressure on your heels? I was thinking, if you are going to rent a "potty" maybe look into renting a really sturdy walker for the period of time you will be sort of laid up. I wondered also Maria, if maybe you could phone your doctor's nurse and see what some of the other people do when they have this surgery. Me with my teeth and you with your feet.....we'll both be just wonderful from top to bottom. :D Enjoy the visit from your sister. Remember a few posts ago when I was talking about sewing the jumper for the Princess you said something about getting some drafting paper. What were you going to do with that?
Glenda you sure are enjoying that little grandbaby of yours....we are very lucky to have them. :)
Peggy I see you are off again on a another little holiday, have a great time.
I went to lunch with three gals today and had a very nice time. We ended up going to the Casino after for about an hour and I won $4.00. :) It sure is noisy in there....and an hour is long enough. Tomorrow I go out for lunch and shopping with the friend I usually see on Wednesdays and on Thursday morning I am going to have my grandkids here while my Son and DIL golf 9 holes. I'll "talk" to you all tomorrow. Night.

Geri
08-01-2001, 10:59 AM
Hi everyone,

Please pray for my friend's husband, Enrique Elizondo. He had a heart attack yesterday and is intensive care at Abilene Regional. He is not saved. His wife, Emily, has already expressed her thanks for any prayers on his behalf. All you intercessors out there----please spread the word.

Thanks,
Geri

survivor
08-01-2001, 06:50 PM
Geri - You better believe that I will pray for Enrique and that this leads him to the Lord.

Slavika - my what a party animal you are! Party, party, party. Just shows what a nice person you are that so many people want to show you how much they love you.

Maria - I had bunion surgery on both feet 3 years ago. It was the best thing I ever did! Not to have achey feet! Such a great thing! Those with normal feet have no idea what bad feet are like. And Slavika's idea of calling the nurse was a great one. There is always a way.

I got an e:mail today that had the line "Learn to think of life as a terminal illness because if
you do you will live it with joy and passion as it ought to be lived." That is such a good line. I know I have enjoyed life so much more than I used to and after talking to other cancer survivors, we all have this same feeling.
Glenda
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LilyG
08-01-2001, 09:41 PM
Slavika: Boy you just Party, Party Party! Sounds like a fun week tho!

Glenda: I like that Line. It really is true!

Maria: I agree call the nurse and check things out. Might help!

Nothing new here. Work has been really busy, so I dont get to check in very often.
Have a great night all!

slavika
08-01-2001, 10:50 PM
:wave:
Hi Everybody
Well today was my last Birthday lunch. :( Maybe it's a good thing, because my shorts are getting a little snug. A while back my DH lost the "silver four leaf clover and chain" I bought him years and years ago when we were in Mexico. We didn't have all that much money in those days but I had gone to a jewellers and bought myself a silver bracelet and bought that for him and he wore it every day. We think the clasp on the chain broke and went down the shower drain with the charm. Well his birthday is at the end of this month and every time I am out shopping I look for a new 4 leaf clover for him in silver, thinking I would replace it. I check in every Mall and in every store that carries charms and none of them have one. Nobody seemed to want to make one either, in silver (I guess it's not worth it to them) EXCEPT today I found a young designer in a jewellery store that will make one up for me for only $30.00. He will make it plain, and about the size of a quarter. He'll have it ready for me next Wed. I was so excited. You wouldn't think it would be that hard to find a silver 4 leaf clover. :) :) I don't know how "lucky" they are, since DH lost his, but I know he felt really bad, so I hope it pleases him. It's hard thinking of stuff to buy for him....other then ANOTHER golf shirt or something. A couple of weeks ago, I also got him a "golf ball retriever". It also was very inexpensive, but he didn't have one and when we were in Maui he borrowed one from a friend to fish golf balls out of the water hazzards when he went on his walks around the golf course. I am very happy that I came up with two presents that are NOT shirts. LOL
Talk to you all tomorrow.

survivor
08-02-2001, 11:49 AM
Slavika - I know what you mean with the presents for your man. Leon has clothes and he's not a big clothes horse anyway. As long as he has jeans....anyway, the kids are always at a loss on what to get Dad, so they just get Lowe's credit cards. This is great because Leon can go into a Lowe's and just "look" for hours. Drives me crazy! But, of course, I can go into a dept. store and "look" for hours, but that is different, right? I just bought 2 tickets for a Neil Diamond concert in November in OKC. This will be a good present for us both since this is our type of music.

Hope the rest of you aren't sweltering in the summer heat. July-Aug. in OK is not fun. We are HEARTY FOLKS--yeah, right! Just get me from one air-conditioned place to another ASAP!
Glenda

slavika
08-02-2001, 12:33 PM
:wave: Good Morning everybody
Hi Glenda I like Neil Diamond's music too. He was on TV the other night and I was :( I missed it.

I have my grandkids here, and they are having breakfast and watching a video. The Prince requested a Hot Dog and BBQ chips for his breakfast because in his words "breakfast is a very boring meal". The Princess requested crackers and slices of German Butter Cheese with BBQ chips. I would like that kind of breakfast too. LOL. :D
We are going to have really hot weather for the next few days. I think today will be around 90 and tomorrow 95. This is a long weekend coming up so I think we will go to the lake on Saturday. I really don't want to go on Friday night because it will be better sleeping in our air-conditioned house if the temp. gets to 95. The mosquitoes are out in full force making life a little miserable for us. :mad:
I really have to make a concentrated effort to get my eating back under control.....it sure is easy to put the weight on. :( SO, today I am back to keeping a journal and measuring portions. :)
I am taking the munchkins to the park now that they have finished their "breakfast". Talk to you all later.

Trudy
08-02-2001, 05:04 PM
Slavika..You have been looking for that 4 leaf clover for such a long time. What a good idea to have one made. I hope it will be perfect. My DH's birthday is next week too, still haven't picked out anything yet. He is so hard to buy for, he doesn't wear any jewellery, not even his wedding ring. Men! It sure is hot out today.
Glenda... I am so jealous.. you are going to see Neil Diamond perform. I watched the Live Request show last week and he was fabulous. We are going to see The Platters on Saturday. Just love their music too.
Lily.. Don't work so hard..:lol: When do you get your vacation time?
Geri.. So sorry about your friend's husband. How old is he? I will say a prayer. It seems our prayer lists are getting so long, so many people I know are having bad times.
Maria.. I think the Orthopedic Surgeon would be the better choice to do the surgery. I guess you can't wait to get it done and be on the road to recovery.

Take care everyone...talk to you all later...:wave:

flaggies
08-02-2001, 09:41 PM
G'day all,

My sister and her dh left about 1 hour ago after having spent two days here. They seemed to have enjoyed their stay. I took them to the botanical gardens, the casino (just for a look;) ) and showed them a little of the city. All in all crammed quite a bit in over the two days. Next week dh's sister and her dh come on Thursday, which should be fun.
I get on very well with my sister but we always end up 'discussing' our parents decision to migrate to Australia and how she and her dh feel they missed out on opportunities because of the migration. It is just as well my dh is at work all day because he gets tired of insinuations that he has been successful because he is Australian :dizzy:, and the reason I have been successful is because I speak english with no accent and of course I married an Australian:o .

Slavika your question re the drafting paper. I did a four year fashion drafting and design course when my children were little. I learned how to draft patterns and bought a massive roll of paper so I would always have paper at hand. When I say 'massive' it was massive, there is still a lot of paper on the roll. I do very little now in the way of drafting and have given the rest of the roll to dd who will make good use of it.
I used to sew everything, dh always remembers the day that he went to work with the only thing he wore not made by me were his shoes and socks:D . I do very little sewing these days for obvious reasons. Once we retire from this lifestyle I would love to buy a new Bernina (I have a very old one) or Pfaff. Both have a fantastic embroidery machine, one can design on the computer and download the design to the sewing machine etc. It is just fantastic. One day..........
Well done for getting 2 birthday presents for your dh. It is always very hard, I think women are much easier to buy for.
Tickets to Neil Diamond's concert sound good Glenda , I love 'live' music shows. One of my favourite American singers is Chris Isaak :dizzy:

Thank you on your thoughts of my feet!!!!!
. It is hard to imagene the bliss of no more sore feet however it is also a bit daunting to be imobilised for so long.
I am quite anxious to get to the orthopeadic surgeon in 2 weeks time and get his views and then make a final decision. Hopefully then before summer I will be right again.

Peggy sorry to hear about your friend's dh. Lots of positive vibes are being sent from 'down under':)

I must go back to scanning my slides. I made a mistake, I thought I had 16 boxes with 50 slides in each but there are 100 slides in each box:o . It is a very tedious project but it will be a good job out of the way.

'See' you all.
Cheers
Maria

LilyG
08-02-2001, 11:22 PM
Slavika: Your hubby will be happy with his presents! I wouldnt think it would be that hard to find a silver 4 leaf clover either. But then I havent been looking either. But glad you found some one to make it for you. It will please him.
I know what you mean by presnts for men. I always have a hard time with my DH.

Glenda: You will love the Neil Diamonf Concert. He puts on a great show. I went a few years aga and really loved it!

Trudy: Vacation is not until Sept. Going to Colorado this year and down to New Mexico, Mesa Verde. Still a long month away.......

Geri: so sorry about your friends husband. Keep us posted. They will be in my thoughts.

Maria: Oh my, you will be scanning slides forever! Thats alot! Im sure it is keeping you busy! Are you gonna put some up on your page?

Night all!

Karen L
08-03-2001, 11:12 AM
As I sit here at this computer ther is pounding going on on the outside of my house. They started residing my house Wednesday:) My Poor cat is at her wits end because she can't sleep:lol: She feels she needs to run from window to window and keep an eye on this:dizzy: What silly cat.

The weather is going to hot and humid again today and through the week end. Not looking forward to that at all:mad: Sure wish there would be summer with out the hot and humid.

August already! it's true hat they say about when you get older that time goes by faster. Did i tell you guys that the other day when i turned down my street I saw the first tree starting to turn:?: I was in shock! Fall is on the way. And Fall in Minnesota is never very long.

Did anyone go to a meeting this week? Did your leaders talk about dining out? How do you cope with dining out. Are you shy about asking to have things fixed the way you want? One of the lady's said to ask for your meat Dry Broiled. She said that most places when they say "Grilled" it still means it is baste with some high fat sauce. :?:

Well I've got to get out of this room and get some work done around here.

You all have a great day!:wave:
Karen

LilyG
08-03-2001, 11:34 AM
Karen: My meeting wasnt about dining out. Maybe it will be tomorrow.
But Im not afraid to ask for the way I want it. I do ask for grilled but tell them to leave off any basting. I ask first if they do, and she was right some places do add alot of high fat baste to cook it grilled. :?: I always ask for the dressing on the side to. Now my DH is another story. He is afraid to ask. I tell him I will ask for him but that embasses him to. Silly boy.
I figure If Im paying for it I want it the way I want it. Have fun with the pounding! When its done it will be beautiful!

survivor
08-03-2001, 12:03 PM
Maria - This is so interesting to me, hearing about your lifestyle and your beliefs. Where did your parents migrate from? So your sister thinks she and her dh have been "discriminated" against because they aren't Australians? I am sure every culture is different. Here in OK American Indians feel that way and, of course, African Americans. This is a sticky subject, of course, with many. Too bad we can't just see people as individuals, rather than as part of a class. Sometimes I just want to tell people, "You survived your childhood, now just get over it because it is in the past." Too many people hang their problems on something and just can never get past it.

Karen - you brought up an interesting topic. We eat out a lot and I need to ask next time what my shrimp and cod are broiled in. They taste too good to be dry-broiled, I think. We have a feeling of fall here too, not because of the weather but because of the returning students.
Glenda

flaggies
08-03-2001, 10:14 PM
Glenda after I had posted I felt a bit bad saying that about my sister and perhaps it is something I should not have shared, so I was pleased to hear your comments.
My family (mum, dad and four children) migrated from the Netherlands in 1959, my eldest sister's fiancee came as well. Life was tough as we had no idea what was in store for us and probably had unrealistic expectations. The language was a huge obstacle and much bigger than we had expected. I was 14 at the time and had to go to work, my younger brother was the only one who went to school here. I won't bore you with the many jobs I had other than by the time I was 19 I had 22 jobs:o, ranging from working in many factories to scraping the paint splats of window panes for a builder of new homes!
My eldest sister was able to speak reasonable english and got a job as a shop assistant in a department store, something she resents to this day as she felt she was treated like a second class citizen.
Over the years I have done many courses, went back to school etc. etc. and had a well paid job until I finally resigned when dh took up his new career.
The few days they were here the continual reference to how 'lucky' we are to be in the position we are in and of course 'I open my mouth, they hear my accent and I don't have a chance' became very tiresome. I really felt like screaming at them and saying 'leave the past and get on with your life there is so much out there'. Of course now they consider they are too old, when I mentioned about a dear friend of mine who at 58 is doing her second year of a 4 year course in horticulture, again there are all the excuses why my friend can do that and they cannot:(
In a nutshell, I am a bit sad that there is such a huge divide between all 4 of us (both our parents have died), we have so little in common with each other, we just live on different wavelength. Life is not a big competion between siblings.
There have been many turning points in my life but the major ones have been doing the program 'Investment in excellence' with my husband and having had cancer. The first helped me deal with having cancer and cancer has taught us to live as though there is no tomorrow. (within reason of course:D )
I guess everyone has had to deal with hardships etc. but MOVE ON!!! There are so many successful people who started off a lot worse than having been made to migrate to Australia!
I guess there are similar stories in Canada where I know in the early fifties many people from the Netherlands and other countries, migrated to.
The many problems with our indigenous people is yet another story again, probably like the native Indian Americans, they were badly treated and no-one would condone that. The biggest controversy here is that our Prime Minister will not say 'sorry' on behalf of the nation, he expresses his personal deep regret for how our aborinal people were treated but that is as far as he will go.
I better get off my box and do a bit more scanning of slides:D
Thank you for 'listening'
Cheers
Maria

Lizziepie
08-04-2001, 05:35 PM
Hi all:

first: Slavika Belated Happy Birthday! It sounds like you have had a wonderful celebration.

Geri: Prayers for your friend and her husband. Heart attacks are scary! Another prayer from here, and I hope that this will maybe be a wake-up call for him, that he needs to get his life right with the Lord.

Maria: I've enjoyed your 'soap-box' discussions. I think things are much the same all over, but with different races. Here in Fl. there Native Americans, African Americans and many immigrants from the Hispanic countries.And many visitors from around th world. And I agree with you that life goes on, get over the past, and move forward. People are people, good and bad, no matter their origin. Some terrible things have been done to people in the name of religion. And are still being done today. So many missionaries are laying their lives on the line for their beliefs.

Good luck with the foot operation. I'm sure you will find ways to compensate for the immobility. It will be so good to have feet that don't hurt.

Lily: I'm just getting back on program. Lack of exercise this summer was a big factor for me.

Glenda: I like your philosophy about life. So true. Nice to hear how much you are enjoying "your" baby. It was fun when we were in Virginia to get a chance to spoil our gr.grandbaby. How are you coming with the weight program? We just have to support each other, don't we.

Karen: Pounding could easily create problems not just for the cat. Our dog would go and hide behind the toilet. That is her refuge.
When I order my salad dressing on the side, I only dip my fork into it and then the salad. I get the flavor, but not so many calories, especially since I like Ranch dr.

Peggy: How was Dayton? Hot like everywhere?

Trudy: Isn't it nice that you got to celebrate Slavikas birthday with her, in person.Are you still below goal?

I think I asked what anyone knew about Vioxx medicine. Well I found out more about it than I wanted to know. Four days and four pills landed me in the hospital. It did not agree with me at all. Thought I was having a heart attack. Not so. But it did a number on my esophogus. Lots of pain and burning. The only good thing about it, was that I passsed the stress test, and lost a couple of pounds. So my recomendation is that if you have any digestive difficulties, and your Dr. suggests Vioxx for arthritis, say 'thanks but no thanks'

We have been having a lot of trouble with the webtv service, so much so that we are seriously considering a computer. If we do, I'll be asking for all sorts of help. You are all so knowledgeable.
Will check back tomorrow. Time for supper preparation.Ann

Karen L
08-05-2001, 06:29 PM
I guess we are naver satisfied with what we got. But I really hate weather so hot and steamy that you can't even go outside with out feeling like your wrapped in a hot wet blanket.:rolleyes:

It is very quiet here today. Maybe i'm the only one who has no life.

We did go out to day for a short while . We went to pick out the shutters for the windows. One we had to special order from Home Depot . It should be here by Wednesday or maybe sooner. We chooseWineberry as the color for them. The new siding is Winter Mauve. . I'm just excited over how nice the house looks. It should be done by Tuesday and then One of them will (workers) will come back when the other shutter arrives.

DIL got back from Las Vegas yesterday. She was gone all last week to a Stamping Up Convention. She came home with some really good ideas for making greeting card. She does such a super job on all the ones she makes. Some of the them are so nice I hate to give them away.

Maria I too like your soapbox dicussions. And as far as I am concerned you are right Your sister needs to get over it. Whats it been 40or50 years? Good luck with your feet.

Ann I had a good laugh about your dog behind the toilet. I once had a poodle who would hear the garbage truck coming down the street and begin barking as she stood at the front door. by the time the truck was at my house the dog was under my bed. Still barking :?: Also sorry about your stomach problem. Those gastro thing are no fun:nono:

Well guess I'd better go and get supper started. I'l check back later to see if you all are any where to be found:wave:
Karen

painter5
08-05-2001, 10:13 PM
It must be hot everywhere Everyplace I have been lately has been very hot and humid. Iowa was too. We were in small town America. I thought it reminded me of River City from The Music Man. I was waiting for Prof. Harold Hill to appear on the town square. Our last day there was a farmers market. I was buying some Bumbleberry Pies and the lady wouldn't sell them to me until exactly 8:30. She said to look at the clock across the square - it was 8:28 and she could take my money at 8:30. We had a nice time visiting the Field of Dreams and the Amana Colonies. They might have a web site. Interesting history and town. It is where the Amana appliances are from. They are good cooks and winemakers and don't do too bad with the chocolate. I tried some of everything. Now it is back to the diet. Going to go back and read the posts. See you all tomorrow,

LilyG
08-06-2001, 11:19 AM
Glenda: They generally put some butter on the shrimp to grill it. AT least the places I have been to do. Always good to ask, cuz you never know!

Maria: I have enjoyed your feelings to. You are right your sister needs to get over it. Life isnt a competition between siblings either. O do have a siter like that and I just dont get it.

Ann: How cute, your dog hides behind the toliet! Stange place for a dog to go!

Karen: My leader did the Eating out thing Sat. I liked the way she did it. She set up a table with Menu's, and asked for 2 volunteers. In one menu she had the points listed. So it was easy for that person. But the other had to try and make the best choices. It was really good.
Your house sounds like it is going to be beautiful!

Peggy: Good to see you back! What is at the Field of Dreams? I have heard of it before. Pretty weird the lady wouldnt sell you the pies for 2 minutes. My googdness...

Later all!

survivor
08-06-2001, 01:10 PM
Lily - what a good idea your leader had! Making choices when eating out is so critical and it can have everything to do with how well you do at the scale.

Peggy - What was it about the lady and 2 minutes? Was she cranky or just weird? But it sounds like you had a great time.

Went to see the new movie with Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie Saturday. Whew! It was steamy and a good story. My only problem was that it was so unrealistic that somebody would treat Antonio badly. I recommend the movie.

It is miserable here in OK. Looks like a desert outside. I might be ready for Fall. I weigh in tomorrow--hope it is better than last time. I just get so discouraged and need to take the weekly weigh-ins a bit more philosophically.
Glenda

painter5
08-06-2001, 07:46 PM
Karen how depressing to see the trees starting to turn. So your dil sells Stampin' Up. I have given them a lot of money. I have a friend who sells it. I really like handmade cards. Glenda it seems that everyone at that farmer's mart has to start selling at the same time to be fair. I don't see what difference 2 minutes makes but I guess they have their rules. The Field of Dreams is the place that the movie of the same name was filmed. It is a ball field in the middle of a corn field. It was about Shoeless Joe Jackson. Glenda how was the weigh in? Geri how is your friends husband. Hope that he is doing better. Slavika what a nice present you are having made for your dh. I am sure he will appreciate it more than another shirt or something. Trudy it is good to hear from you. What have you been up to? Lily your vacation spots sound like fun. How long will you be gone? Time to run, Peggy

flaggies
08-06-2001, 07:59 PM
See you at #130 :)

Cheers
MAria