WW Clubs and Groups - Feisty & Sexy 50 and 60 yr olds #134

08-31-2001, 01:11 AM
Hi Everybody, it's been a while since I started a new thread. See you tomorrow.

08-31-2001, 07:54 AM
.Dh came home this afternoon and we were having a big discussion about the last 14 months since he started with Lucent Technologies. There have been many changes and it hasn't quite turned out the way we though it would. We have learnt many things and eventhough it has not quite panned out the way we thought we would just keep our eyes and ears open and take any opportunity as it presents itself.
We were back in our apartment but 10 minutes when dh received a call from his boss asking if he would go to India for a week!!!! I think he should go but he is concerned about leaving me on my own. I am sure I will be fine but he is a bit reluctant to go. My daughter lives in Melbourne and she said she will call in every day. On Monday dh will find out exactly when he is required to go and will then decide

Trudy would you believe that I bought hand weights today :eek: how is that for mental telepathy or whatever! I have got the book 'Strong Women Stay Young' and I have read it and agree it makes a lot of sense.

Karen thank you for the suggestion, I will try and put it into practice, no I WILL put it into practice:)

Lily no I wasn’t posting the same time today, I was out with my daughter today, I had a lovely time. We went for a drive to the hills and had lunch. Found the best little gift shop with just so many gorgeous gifts.

Slavika, I had to smile at your grandchildren, especially your grandson in year 3. :)

It is fathersday here this sunday, our dd is coming over early sunday morning to make dh breakfast and we will discuss further about dh going to India.

Have a great weekend all

08-31-2001, 05:18 PM
Hi all, Ann you have a busy weekend. We aren't doing too much. We might go to a chicken dinner at a church festival in Indiana. Cincinnati has a big end of the summer Riverfest Sunday evening. It is downtown on the Ohio and on the Kentuck side of the river. At 9p.m. there is a big, big fireworks show. It is coordinated with a local radio station. The fireworks go with the music. I think it is going to be broadcast on t.v. on HGTV. We have gone in the past and in fact we even worked it a couple of years when our friends had a corn dog wagon. That was interesting. They expect 500,000 people to attend. Too many for me and too many orange barrels to contend with this year. Slavika how cute your grands sound. They just grow up so fast. Has the Princess worn her new clothes that you made yet? Maria your life has just taken another turn. Have you been to India? Will he be gone when you have your surgery or when you come home? So did you find any bargains when you were out shopping today? I just realized that I didn't use any color. How boring! Have a good weekend and nice Father's Day Maria. By the way Slavika did you check airoutlet.com? That is Northwest's site and they always have good prices just don't know if they are in Canadian funds.

08-31-2001, 11:09 PM
Maria: Oh my, I cant believe your DH is going to be sent away when you are going to have your surgery. Im sure you will be fine, its just nice to have them there. Im sure he is reluctant to go also and leave you at this time to. Sounds like you had a fun shopping day!

Peggy: That fireworks show sounds fun! Must be nice when it goes along with the music. We kind of do that on the 4th in our Neighborhood. Its fun, but Im sure not as good as a Radio station would put on. And we Diffenetly do not have the good Fireworks either in the neighborhood. So I can just image how fun the show would be!

Slavika: I checked out that recipe you posted. Think it will be a good one for this weekend! I have to leave out the raisins tho. I cant do rasins. Will put them in the others tho, but not mine. :nono: I never did develop a taste for those wrinkle things :lol:

Think I will play in the yard tomorrow. We are also gonna have some friends over for a barbeque tomorrow. Have a great night all!

09-01-2001, 11:46 AM
:wave: Hi Everybody
We'll be heading out to the the lake in a short while for the long weekend. The weather promises to be nice. :)
Yesterday I had a little "birthday party" for the Princess and DH. DH loved his "four leaf clover" and is now wearing it. The Princess is very excited that she has a "Game Boy" just like her big brother. I always enclose a little "toy thingme" when I give the children clothes because I know that is not too exciting for them....but...she IS a little girl so clothes are just fine. The outfit I made her Peggy was included with the other gifts so she has not yet had a chance to wear it. The party was simple. I orded in pizza, salad and cheese sticks, and we had birthday cake for dessert. I was careful as to how much pizza I ate....which was easy since pizza is not my favorite.
Peggy, thanks for the airoutlet site, I went there just briefly, but will check into it more fully.
Maria if I do not get the chance to "talk" to you before Sept. 4th, I will certainly be thinking about you. Soon this will be behind you and your feet will be as good as new. :)
I hope you all have a lovely weekend. See you on Monday night.

09-03-2001, 02:39 AM
all packed and ready to go!
I called into the hospital today with the admission forms. Hospital is very nice and seems comfortable enough as far as hospitals go. As the time draws closer my biggest worry is 'will this fix my feet'. :?:
DH will be here this week but will possibly go to India next week. I am not going to be too worried, as there is little I can do about it. At least I can stay here by myself rather than having to go back to my home whilst dh is in India. It would be very difficult to travel so soon after the operation.

We had a lovely weekend. It is now officially spring (sept 1) and the weather was great on Sunday.

I am not sure when I will get a chance to post again so 'see' you all soon.


09-03-2001, 12:20 PM
Good Luck Maria-I will be thinking of you and hope that all goes well.

09-03-2001, 02:13 PM
Good luck with the operation. Glad Dh will be home this week to help you. Hopefully will will hear from you soon! Take care of yourself!

Hope eveyone has a great Labor day today! Enjoy and relax!
Thats what Im gonna do is relax for a change!

09-03-2001, 04:36 PM
Good luck on the operation Maria... I sure hope everything turns out well for you. It is scary before going into surgery, but everything will be behind you before long, so concentrate on that.

We have had quite a nice long weekend. The weather has been fabulous! Slavika must be having a great time at the lake. Today, I canned 15 qts of tomatoes. They look so nice and red in the jars. I will do more as the others ripen a bit. Talk to you all later. :)

09-03-2001, 10:25 PM
Maria Hi there, I'm just back from the lake and wanted to wish you well with your surgery. I thought in case you take a peek here before you leave for the hospital I wanted to add my good wishes for speedy recovery. "Talk" to you soon.
Hi all........the weather was pretty nice the whole of the weekend but really nice today. My friend at the lake made some "PLum Jelly" from her own plum trees and sent me home with a jar and a jar for you Trudy so be sure I give it to you at tea time tomorrow.
I think it was Peggy that said she had read a Nora Roberts book recently. Well I read "Carolina Moon" by her and it was really excellent. That is the first of her books I have ever read. I will have to read some of her others. I know she has written quite a few.
I have to unpack stuff and I want to throw in a load of lake laundry so I'll see you all tomorrow. Night.

09-04-2001, 03:36 PM
Slavika Did you let your DH go to the lake with you this time? Sounds like the birthday party went well. How old is your princess now? 5, going on 13? She just sounds like a little doll.

Lily I have no idea what I am doing with this color thing. Can you tell?

[COLOR=chocolate][COLOR=teal]I just wanted to tell Maria that I know she will be fine, but I am sure she has already gone. I am also sure that her surgeon will really fix her feet. It will all be worth it.

I had a bad weekend WW-wise, but a wonderful weekend overall. Went to my sister's for the holiday. Her kids and my kids and families. There were 25 of us who went swimming and back to her house for a meal. So nice the cousins got to visit with each other and there were babies galore!

09-04-2001, 03:37 PM
Obviously, the color thing is no my "cup of tea." I thought I was doing it, but ALAS (borrowing from Lily), I was not.

09-05-2001, 12:04 AM
We are still basking in beautiful sunshine and hot weather... this of course will be changing soon, so everyone is out and about around here. :)
GLenda, I had to print out Lily's instructions and follow them carefully :lol: but I did manage to make the color work. I don't think you are clicking on the "CLOSE CURRENT TAG" thingme when you want to change to another color. It sure does sound like you had a wonderful weekend with your extended family. Sometimes, we don't get to see too much of the cousins.
I did WI today, but didn't stay for the meeting as I had an appt., but I did join the gals for Tea Time at Slavika's. She made these "to die for" Pecan Squares, and a Cranberry Oat Muffin, that is worth sharing... (hint, hint). We all eat a breakfast, forego lunch and go to the WI, then at Tea Time we eat, and eat and eat... :D.... it's always a great day.

Hope everyone else had a good day too.... see you guys tomorrow... :wave:....

09-05-2001, 12:11 AM
Glenda: If at first you don't succeed, hit the buttons again! That's what I did, thanks to Lilys' encouragementShe told me that I foorgot to close the tag.

My weigh-in was good for me Sat. Down 1.6# The test will be to keep it off and go down nest week tool!!

Maria: Sorry I missed giving you my good wishes before you went to the hospital :cry: Thought of you tonight as a friend and I went to an evening service with the singers from Hill Church, Sidney. Hillsong. How exciting. Love the music, but it was just a bit loud for my taste. Get well soon, so your dh can take you dancing.

Slavika: your weekend sounds great. Lovely party and all. So glad your dh likes his 4leaf clover.

Trudy: How are you doing with your new regimen? Making progress I hope? I know the Mylanta is not too tasty.:p

What's new? Just got a new game called Mah Jong, and I could easily be addicted to the darn thing. I like jigsaw puzzles, and it is sort of like that, also the game concentration. Just fun and makes you think.

Hi to everyone else.

We had a great week-end and a fun time. And two evenings of rain. I had a great session today with a massage therapist. It was wonderful. She took out kinks I didn't even know I had.
"See" you tomorrow.Ann:wave:

09-05-2001, 12:46 AM
:wave: Hi Everybody
Glenda I think you are right about that little Princess of ours. When she was born my DIL said she was sure she was an "old soul". She seems to have "people smarts" beyond her years. My Mother, was like that too. She really read people correctly. You could never fool her and I think this little one of ours is like her.
Ann Good for you, down 1.6#. I went to WW today and managed to be down .8 and was pleased to take that. :D There is a "Mah Jong" game on one of the web sites that I used to play quite a bit I wonder if your game is like that. I will see if I can find it again and let you know where it is.

Karen our meeting today at WW was about making "new good habits" to replace "old bad habits" isthat what your lecture is about this week?
It was nice seeing the gals for tea today. Trudy had an appt. earlier in the day so she looked "extra" pretty today.
Tomorrow I pick up the "crystal pendants" from the jewellers. I hope he did a good job in making the gold hoops for the pieces.
Well, I checked to see what the time is in Australia
and if I worked it out correctly it is after 1:00 PM, Wednesday September 5th, so Maria's surgery is all over. :) :)

Talk to you all tomorrow....have a nice day. Night all.

09-05-2001, 10:18 AM
Hi gang, Just a quick one - it is a busy day. Getting stuff ready for the craft show Sunday. Possibility of rain. I think that tea time sounds really yummy. How do you girls manage to lose when you have all those treats? I subbed in a Canasta group last nite and didn't pig out too much. There were a lot of good treats there and I didn't even taste some of them. I just read Danielle Steele's latest Lone Eagle or something like that. I get to mad at myself because I always say I will never read another one of her books because they are so much alike. Then I go to the library and there it is and I get it. Oh well. Have a good day all,

09-05-2001, 01:06 PM
Good grief, Charlie Brown! I kind of think I give up on the colors. Can't even do that! I used to have a brain. I have on the Enhanced Mode, pick out the color and then what? There is always an X on the "Close Current Tag" thingie. How do you know the color "starts?"

Well, sounds like everyone is doing fine. Congratulations, Anne, on the 1.6 pounds! That is a great loss! Maybe you should give yourself the gift of a massage after every 5 pounds. Aren't they just heaven?

My best friend finally bit the bullet yesterday and went back to WW. We walked last night and she said that just about everybody she knows is on WW. We have just become such a fat society what with "all you can eat" buffets that we have to take control of our lives sometime. But the impatience factor (I certainly have experienced it) comes into play. Think I might have a fix on that right now. I will take ANY loss and be happy about it because it is a LOSS.

Trudy, is your GERD having any effect on your maintaining your weight? My little collicky grandson has to take Mylanta and he loves it (but what does he know?)I am sure that eventually, like all our newfound "conditions", you will get used to what you can have and cannot have.

We had a $122 water bill. Our yard is lovely, but so will everyone else's once it rains. Oh well, this is my husband's hobby.

09-05-2001, 10:44 PM
Two nights with rain. But of course we had to have the thunder and lightning to go along with it. . We can't have a big water bill since we are not allowed to use sprinklers but once a week:mad:

Hi everyone. Just had to report our good fortune.

Now I want to share a joke, and then off to bed.

An older couple were in bed, and the wife was feeling amourous, but her husband really wanted to sleep. She touched his arm and said "Honey, you used to hold my hand." So he gave a sigh, and reached over and took her hand. Then he tried to go back to sleep. Then she said, "Honey you used to give me a kiss." So he gave another great sigh, leaned over and gave her a peck on the cheek, and then tried to go back to sleep. Then not to be stopped, she said, "Honey, you used to bite my neck. With that he leaped out of bed and his wife said, "Honey, where are you going?" His answer was, "to get my teeth." :lol

So with that I will say goodnight.:wave: Ann

09-06-2001, 08:56 AM
Hi, Ann that was a cute joke. I am happy that you got some rain if it was needed. Right now we are being bombarded with acorns. I feel like I am under attack when they fall on the roof. It seems like there are a lot more of them this year and they are big ones. They are keeping the squirrels busy. believe that I can do . My sister sent me a thing the other day to see if your mind was normal. It was this little test. I was in the 2% that wasn't normal. By the way my sister just started a web site. She crafts with gourds. If you would like to see it go here. http://imacraft.tripod.com/gourdgeouscreations/index.html She does some beautiful things with them. I haven't gotten our water bill but it is normally more than that. I don't know what we do to use so much water. I wonder how Maria is doing. Hope that all went well. Trudy how are those Mylanta cocktails doing? Are they helping? Time to take the dog out. Have a good one,

09-06-2001, 09:41 PM
Hi All!
Been really crazy here trying to get ready for vacation. We are leaving Sat. morning. Traveling by car so Im doing last minute things after work to get every thing ready to go.

Havent even read the replies so far. But wanted to say BYE BYE! See you in about three weeks!

You all be good! And take care of yourself!


09-06-2001, 11:12 PM
More rain, and yes we need it badly. We have been in a state of drought for the whole year. It was hoped that our rainy season would make up for it, but this summer we haven't had a rainy season. I could do without all the thunder and lightning. Had to unplug the computer!

Lily: Have a great vacation.

Peggy: Gourds make for interesting crafting. Glad you liked the joke. Our son sent it to us.

Hi to everyone.

Will check in tomorrow. Ann

09-06-2001, 11:18 PM
Hi Lily, I don't know if you said where you guys were going on your holidays or if I missed it, but have a great trip and enjoy yourself. I'll miss you.

Peggy I checked out your sister's web page, and her work is just lovely. What a talented family you must be. On Tuesday's when we have Tea Time, what we all do is have a later breakfast, then use our "lunch points" for tea time. We try to taste everything but not too much of anything. :D

I picked up the crystal pieces on Wednesday, and the Jeweller did a nice job. He wrapped a gold wire around each piece with a little loop to hang it from a gold chain. I would have liked the wire to be thicker but he was afraid of damaging the delicate crystal. He also did a very nice job in making the bands on Mother's engagement ring thicker and the "Love" ring my Son gave me on my 40th birthday. I'm pleased. :) I sure like rings. :D

TA DA we booked our flights for Maui last night. We are leaving on February 6th and returning on March 4th. We discovered the fares were cheapest if you flew on Mon, Tues, or Wed. It's a good thing we booked yesterday, because today I saw the "Prosthodontist". Never ever heard of that. I thought the Peridontist I saw did everything, well no, not so. The Prosthodontist decides how many implants "he" thinks you should have and where they should be placed and how your plate should be attached in your mouth. Well he thought I should have "three" implants. The Periodonist, that will do the actual surgery charges $1200.00 to $1500.00 for each implant. The Prosthodontist charges about $2500.00 for the part he does. It looks like I will end up with a bill of around $6000.00. :eek: I was talking to Trudy and she said that if I said it in a "normal tone of voice", it wouldn't sound soooo bad. LOL :D

Well I guess I will just have to say, I got new teeth for Christmas. Isn't there a song like that???
Maria just want you to know I am thinking about you. You will have a lot of posts to read when you get home. Hope you are coming along just fine.......I'm sure you are.

Night all. Talk to you tomorrow.

Karen L
09-08-2001, 12:39 AM
I miss being able to post more often. Hopfully when I get my act together I will beable to spend more time here. It's been a busy week. Have had to do inventory at all of the locations that I work. It is now done and in the mail and I hope the next week will be not so crazy:dizzy:

I did print all the posts yesterday and took them along. Made for some very entertaining reading at lunch. You are all so colorful.:D

Glenda Keep trying you will figure out how the colors work . Have faith;) I'm not even sure I do it right?
I think last weeekend was a bad weekend WW wise for a lot of people including my self. I found my self eating things that I never eat. Glad that is over.

Trudy Well we were basking in sunshine untill today. Today I thought I should have had a motorboat tied to my bumper. The rain was so hard . I had to go out to Camp Ripley and have a new I.D.card made and on the way home I had to pull over and let the rain let up so I could see.:mad:

Ann It looks as if you got this computer stuff down pat. Good for you. It surprise's me as to how many people are scard of them:?: Loved the joke and Have already shared it with three people.

Slavika Making new habits was the topic of the week.. did your leader use the line "I'll bet no one in this room ever woke up one morning and said today I'm going to blow my points plan." ?? I did. And one of the gals in the group said Yep! that was me on Sunday. The point I was going to make was that we all start out the day with good intentions and then something happens that derails us. I thanked her for blowing my line. We all had a good laugh over that. Your jewely sound just beautiful. Glad your DH liked his present.

Peggy I haven't had a chance to check out your sister's Web site. But plan to go ther next. I know what you mean by Daniell Steel's books. Right now I am into Nora Roberts. My all time favorite is LaVyrle Spencer. She retired not too far from here. I used to see here at the Nursing Home when I was working there. Her mother is one of the residents.

Was thinking of

Maria and her feet . Hope she not in too much pain and is able to post soon to at least tell us she is OK.

Well this turned out to be long.
I'd better go to bed we are off to St. Paul in the morning one more Family Reunion last one of the year.

09-08-2001, 12:12 PM
I haven't done too much in the way of cleaning, the last few weeks so yesterday I stayed home and did a little bit of work. It's funny because the things I did I guess nobody but me would know I did it. Oh well I guess that's better then my friends coming over and saying, "it's about time you cleaned that."
DH and I have errands to run today, Costco, The Mall, and we want to pick up tickets for a show thats going to be on at one of our Casino's. DH is looking for a new suit and maybe dress slacks and a jacket.
We are going to have my brother and his wife over for dinner tomorrow. It's his 60th birthday on Monday. Karen you are one busy lady, but as long as you enjoy what you are doing, and it seems like you do, I think that's great. :) Maria I hope that you are coming along just fine and will be on your computer soon paying us a visit. :)

09-09-2001, 05:45 PM
Hi everyone: A most frustrating afternoon. Have had a problem with my internet server, and have spent an hour trying to solve the problem. Still is not right. On top of that, I have developed a miserable cold with sneezing and coughing, the whole nine yards, and I had a bad weigh-in on Sat.-- up. Not all that I lost last week, but frustrating just the same. Then I had written a whole post, and got cut of the net. But I'm not going to eat.

Karen: You area busy one. We also talked about breaking bad habits. We all can talk about what to do, but it's the doing it that counts. We just need a little voice that keeps saying :nono:

Slavika: This must be the week-end for cleaning. We are great ones for saving magazines. Just hate to throw them away. But we got ruthless, and now I can see the top of my coffee table, and the recycling bin has lots of new stuff.And we did have friends for dinner last night, so I had to be spiffed up a little for them.

Trudy: How are you doing with the GERD?

Maria: we are all thinking about you and missing your posts. At least hope you can read and keep up with all the chat. Hope you are doing well and not in too much pain.

Hi to everyone else. Hoe you have had a good weekend. We are having rain again. So good. there is actually some water standing on the ground in some places. That hasn't happened in over a year. Will talk to you all again soon, when I'm in a better mood :wave: Ann

09-10-2001, 12:29 AM
Ann I've had a few days like the one you described. When I first was hooked up to my server of course I was also very very new to computers (I mean I knew nothing at all), so when I had trouble, I never knew if I had done something wrong or if something "WAS" wrong. It turned out a lot of my problems were the fault of the server and the company had to run new cables into my house. Things have been fairly good since then. (touch wood) Sorry you have to deal with a cold, boy they sure can make you feel miserable.

It's my brother's 60th birthday tomorrow so I had him and his wife over for dinner tonight. I made him a "Pineapple Upside Cake" and it turned out very nice and looked good without having to fuss with icing and stuff. We BBQ pork chops, but yesterday I made a big pot of "Borsch". and started the meal off with that and some of those lovely 9 grain Ciabatta buns from Costco. They said, "the soup, buns and cake would have been enough, that we didn't need the pork chops and the rest of the stuff. [COLOR=blue] I always tend to make too much. :)

Maria Hi there, I am thinking you will likely be coming home in the next day or two. I hope you are not in too much pain. Looking forward to "talking" to you.

Lily you just left and already I miss your posts. It's much too quiet around here with both you and Maria gone.

Talk to you all tomorrow. Night.

09-10-2001, 10:49 AM
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