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08-03-2006, 10:45 PM
Hello and :welcome: to the Jaded Ladies site, :wave:

We are a group of ladies that come here for support and encouragement :high: on our weight loss struggles, and we also find time for some chitchatting!. :gossip: So please, won't you join us ?

08-04-2006, 12:21 AM
Hi ladies --

Just a quick one tonight. It's almost 8:30 and we haven't had dinner -- we had huge Cobb salads for lunch with dressing on the side.

My arm and hand are really sore tonight, and I'm having to back up to correct a lot of typos. :mad: I see the surgeon tomorrow -- have no idea if she is going to send me back to work Monday, or start physical therapy, or order another EMG test, or what. I'm scared and anxious. I started a chronic pain management class this week -- there are 6 sessions, and it's about dealing with and accepting chronic pain, meditation, stuff like that. I like the teacher -- I hope it helps.

OK, gotta try to figure something out for dinner. Please hold good thoughts for me for tomorrow.

See you soon...

08-04-2006, 01:52 AM
Hello everyone..... I could have sworn I did a "quick fly by" this morning to say I would return tonight. Must have thought it out loud and didn't go through it!:dizzy:

MaryKate--I'm so sorry that your arm is bothering you so much. :hug: I hope the doctor has some kind of relief for you when you see them tomorrow. I will be thinking of you. Just make sure you pop in and let us know what happens ok?

Jane--Grandpa is still in the hospital. He's doing better. Not exactly sure when he'll be home though. We were going to do a family BBQ this sunday at his house, but we wanted to cancel due to what has happened...well he has been saying that if he's home, he still wants one. Crazy man!! He needs rest not a bunch of kids under three running around. We'll see what happens.

Cristi--Be careful in this heat. Sound like you may have had a little heat exhaustion. Were you working outdoor at all?? Glad it didn't get to intense and turn into a full blown migraine.

Joan--Wow,...what a wonderful thing you do at the food pantry. Being an Oregonian, I know all about rain! :D Don't won't drown in mist.:)

Hello and Welcome to any newbies out there! Please come and join us. And all you MIA's....come in to just say a quick "hello"

I'm suffering from TOM. And I feel bloated and icky so I'm going to grab a glass of water and plop on the couch for an hour before bed.
You all have a good night.

08-04-2006, 11:03 AM

Joan - meant to tell you - I signed up for the Walk to Emmaus after all. (we talked about that elsewhere) Not sure which session they'll put me in, but it'll be sometime in the fall. I'm really looking forward to that, now that the decision has been made, lol. Wow, your involvement with CCSA is wonderful! You get a star on your crown in heaven for that, Joan. Hey, it finally rained here, too. :cp:

Mary Kate - good vibes :goodvibes: are coming your way today. I hope the doc has some good news for you. Don't worry about typos, ok? We'd rather you spare your arm and hand. I had no idea there were such programs as chronic pain management classes, and think that's a great idea! Glad you have a nice teacher. My SIL could use these for his chronic neck pain. The docs have said he'll have that all of his life.

Marti - yay, glad your grandpa is doing better. Aww, I hope they do have the BBQ if he's home. Nothing like kids and grandkids to make a person feel better. Honestly, when I'm feeling yucky or blue, a visit from any DGD cheers me right up. Aww, I hope you're feeling better -lots less bloated - today. :hug:

A big hello to anyone else reading this. :wave:

Today I'll have little Caylin for as long as she'll stay. It's her day to be "Grandma's Girl", but usually after about an hour, she wants her mama, lol. I need to do some spot removal on the living room carpet today. This beige carpet is a pain in the patooty. Not sure why I chose it! But at least there are good products now for that.

I made a very tasty and healthful broccoli casserole for dinner last night. When I get a chance, I'll post the recipe. Neal and Katie are such a good sports, being my guinnea pigs, tee hee.

Have a good day!

08-04-2006, 11:36 AM
Good Morning Ladies!

Up earlier today....hubby got called bright and early so I got up w/him. (should sleep good tonight right!)

It's Friday and I'm happy. Work week is over and I get a break.

Jane--Do you have updates photos of your DGD? They're such beautiful girls. Some of my family members are worried about a BBQ happening. He does need rest, so I'm not sure what's going to happen. I know he wants family around. And if he's up to it, I think he should have family around.

Not much on the morning agenda. James bought a yoga/pilates book so I've been doing that. Nicer than tapes or DVD's, I can do it anywhere! I go.

Talk w/you all later!

08-04-2006, 06:20 PM
Hello Ladies! probably was the heat. Of course at the time, it really didn't feel so hot-when I started anyway. And the wind was blowing pretty good so...but towards the end I was feeling the heat. Glad your grandpa is feeling better. Is this a Jhanai weekend? Hope you are not feeling so bloated with TOM.

JANE...what is the walk to Emmaus? Hope you enjoyed your time with Caylin. Can't remember what was said on the other thread, sorry. Oh, about the carpet spots...when we had the carpets cleaned I bought some of their spot cleaner and it is GREAT! For the longest time I used Shout or Resolve and it always seemed to leave a spot. This stuff from Stanley Steemer is water based and gets the spots right up. It's a little more expensive than the stuff at the stores but I think well worth it.

MARYKATE...sorry your arm is bothering you still. I do hope you can get some kind of relief when you go to the doc. I too didn't know they had pain management classes. Keeping you in my thoughts :hug: :hug:

JOAN...I think that is great what you are doing. I am definitely going to have to get back into my volunteering...makes me feel good helping others plus keeps me busy. Just have to find out who needs help where.

We finally got rain too! Not near enough though, but anything was/is better than nothing.

Went to exercise this morning and came back and cleaned house and did laundry. It really does feel good to get that exercise in. Other than that not much going on. Oh, I talked with Josh last night finally. Was worried he wasn't going to call before they leave Sunday. I am so scared for him and all the guys over there. I have been a nervous wreck for about a month now and am afraid it is only going to get worse. Another reason I need to keep busy...need to keep my mind off him being in Iraq. He's headed to Kuwait first. Was supposed to be there for about a month now they changed it to two weeks. Anyway...just pray for our Troops ladies! Anyway, no special plans for the weekend. I have a ton of books I need to get read so may do a lot of reading this weekend since V will be working both Sat & Sunday. What's everyone else up to? Any special plans for the weekend?

Take care and hope everyone is having a nice Friday!

08-04-2006, 09:35 PM
I'm back.....

Marti - well, if there is a BBQ, hopefully your grandpa can rest while some of the others baby him a little. At his age, he certainly deserves it! You betcha I can post some new photos of the kids. I've got lots of them, lol. I'd lose my Grandma status w/o lots of photos, right? So, about the Pilates, do you mean that you follow the diagrams in the book?

Cristina - the Walk to Emmaus is a 3 day religious retreat that is supposedly very uplifting and renewing. People who come back from it say they can't describe it. But my buddies at church have been wanting my to go for a long time, so I finally got the paperwork done. About the carpet spots, I've been using Oxyclean for carpets, and so far, so good. I had dark green carpet in my other house, so this beige is about to drive me nuts, lol. Glad you finally talked to Josh. Can't believe he's leaving Sunday! He's already been in my prayers, (as have you) and I'll keep you both there, ok? :hug:

Well, it's still quiet in here. I know Robin is still on vacation, lucky dog, but where is Angie, Sue, Julie, Sassy, Kathy, Kim, Alex, and anyone else I forgot?? I hope you're all too busy having fun to check in here, lol.

Caylin ended up staying for quite awhile today after all, which surprised me. Mary took the twins and got some shopping done, and said it was so much easier with just 2, lol.

Neal and I washed windows, since the weather was so nice. I like having the kind that flip in to wash. We got the shady side of the house done, and will do the other side early in the AM before the sun gets back around there. Don't like streaks!

Gonna go play some 500 rummy with my fella soon. We're in a tie, so I better concentrate real hard, lol. :dizzy:

08-04-2006, 09:39 PM
Cristina - I like your new avatar, btw. Is that from Faith Hill's album cover? She had a song out with that title.

joan fay
08-04-2006, 11:20 PM
:flow1: :flow1: :flow1: Hello Everyone.
Well I hopped on the scale and I was down about a pound. I wasn't expecting it. But I'll take it. Been eating out a lot - birthdays and more birthdays. That's over with for a while.

Had the pleasure of going with my Sweetheart and a friend to deliver a check to a pastor who was volunteering at our church - sort of an interim. He is now retiring from our church and hoping to sell their home and buy into a retirement place. What a dear man and his wife was so special. They lived in Pakistan for many years as missionarys. So, that did my heart good.:)

Oh my goodness - Christine you changed you avatar. I loved your monkey with the glasses and red lips. It made me smile. But this one must to special to you - Good for you.

Jane - the walk to Emmaus sounds heavenly - I've never heard of it. I'm sure you will be blessed in doing this.

Marti -- I seemed to have missed out on the what is wrong with your grandfather. Do hope he recovers and he is able to enjoy a bbq with the family. Sometimes that can be a good thing.

Marykate - take care and don't overdue. Whatever the problem - the doc will surely be able to help you - may with some gentle therapy.
Sorry if I missed someone - I just getting acquainted.

Well gang - off to Palm Springs tomorrow. My sweetheart and I will leave very early and do what we need to do and then come back the same day.
Sunday will be church and I don't know what else.:dizzy:
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
joan fay:cool:

08-05-2006, 01:22 PM
Hiya ladies,:D

MaryKate - what did the doc say? I've been thinking about you. :hug:

Joan - yay for the 1 pound down. :cp: Have fun this weekend with your sweetie in Palm Springs, and enjoy your visit with the pastor and his wife. They sound like very nice people.

Hello to everyone else. :wave:

We got the other windows done today, and I've made a pot of vegetable soup for tomorrow. I know it's not soup weather, but I've been craving it for awhile, and until now, it's been too hot outside. I guess I'll just have to blast the AC while we eat, lol.

Have a good weekend. :)

08-05-2006, 03:30 PM
Just a quicky here.....

Cristi--Since Jhanai skipped me last weekend I'm taking her for the next two. :D So I do have her this weekend. She was reading over my shoulder reading about "TOM" and wanted to know what it meant. She then told me "Oh....I call it the 'Little red dot' "! :lol: Cute eh?

Jane--Yes about the pilates. You follow the diagrams for each pose. I've been doing the simple ones and have come to realize how much flexibility I have lost in the last couple years. So I'm trying to work myself back into doing this. Of coarse, James took the book to work since he's out of town........have to wait until he gets back.

Joan--My grandpa was working on one of his shed last week and had a dizzy spell and fell. He's doing much better and hopefully he'll be home today. Have fun in Palm Springs!

Well I need to get off here. Going to see my grandpa and then off to my sisters. Have a great rest of the day!!

08-05-2006, 03:47 PM
Hiya ladies :wave:

JANE...:thanks: for the much needed prayers. I think Iraq is going to be the death of me! Hey, you and Neal wanna come on over and do my windows? Puhleeeeease :^: I don't like getting on a ladder so the outside windows have suffered a little. They actually aren't too bad though for not being washed since we have been here. When it rains it gets them pretty good so I don't worry about them. The retreat sounds very spiritual. I didn't know that Oxyclean for carpets...I'll have to check it out when I run out of this stuff. Know what ya mean about the beige carpet. We bought this house after everything was done so didn't have a say in the carpet color and other things. I sure would not have gone with the beige. And most people think it is the dog but it's's the guys in this house that make the messes, ugh! LOL

JOAN FAY...I will put the monkey back up just for you! This one doesn't have special meaning...just liked it and felt like changing the avatar. I am still looking for the "right", "special" one for me, just haven't found it. Hope you and your sweetie have a GREAT weekend in Palm Springs! WTG on the pound! :carrot:

JANE...I don't think that is the cover of Faith Hill's album...not sure though. I just found the avatar somewhere and liked it. I keep looking for the "right" one but can't seem to find what I am looking for.

MARTI...I'm hoping your grandpa is doing better and you guys can have the BBQ. I think having family around always makes one feel better. Just make sure he doesn't do anything and just relaxes though. EDITED: oh, that is cute-the little red dot! If only it were little though, lol. Hope you and Jhanai have fun!

MARYKATE...hope all went well at the doc's.

Hi to everyone else :wave:

I did hear from Josh again yesterday evening. He lost his phone and Thursday night when we were talking he told me there was a minute left on the calling card-did I hear the beep. I didn't...but I had already said take care, and I love you and then we started talking again, lol. The phone went dead, ugh! Anyway, he called yesterday just to say that and talk some more. All the guys are a little nervous and scared about leaving. Anyway...

I almost didn't get up this morning but I did force myself to and got my butt out the door bright and early. I hate getting up so early but at the same time I feel better because I get so much more done. I went for my walk, mowed the front yard, cleaned the house (straightened it) and went and met V for lunch at 11. He's going to change the door knobs when he gets home and edge the front (I don't edge or weedeat) and I have a load of laundry to do and then lots of reading. If I can stay away, lol. I am getting sleepy, very sleepy. But I like that everything is done and I have the rest of the day to do whatever-good feeling.

Take care ladies and I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

08-05-2006, 11:05 PM
Hi ladies, I hope you are having a good week-end. I cleaned house and did laundry today. Showing tomorrow. Mom was here for a couple days and we actually just visited until I took her home today. Not alot going on except for the houses...
I haven't done too well with food choices..I seem to get through 2 meals just fine and then all **** breaks loose. What a failure! I have absolutely no will power. I think I am going to have to exercise like 3 hours a day in order to keep myself out of the kitchen. LOL
Have a good Sunday all!

08-06-2006, 06:55 PM
Happy Sunday to you,

Marti - oic about the pilates. I've heard that doing those is good to relieve stress as well as tone the body. Little red dot... lol... your Jhanai is a sweetie. Have loads of fun with her today. I told Mary you wanted to see current photos of the girls, and she said she wasn't sure she wanted their pics on the internet. :o Then I had to 'fess up that they've already been, but that I don't leave them posted long. So she said she'd think about.

Cristina - I've been thinking about you today, with Josh deploying. :hug: How long before he'll be able to check in again? Hope it isn't too long. I bet your carpet cleaner from Stanley Steamer is better or at least as good as the stuff I buy. But the Oxyclean for carpets does get the job done. Neal is the worst culprit I have around here, too, not the dog. Even the DGDs aren't as hard on the carpet as he is. Why are you getting new doorknobs? Btw, I like the monkey avatar better, too.

Sue - you're being awfully hard on yourself, Sue! Could you try maybe saving more calories for evening since that's when your trouble time is? That's what I had to end up doing, and so far, it's working for me. Just a thought.

A big hello to anyone else reading this. :wave:

Mary and the girls came over for soup today. She told Dale on the phone what we had (he LOVES my vegetable soup) and she said he just about cried, lol. I'll have to make another pot of it when he comes home next time. Terry and his family are stopping by in a little while to visit. I love Sundays!

We went to the Eagles (the club, not the band, lol) last night with my sisters and Leroy, and I'm proud to say I took with me the snack I had planned, so I wouldn't get off program. It happened to be 6 Triscuit crackers and a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese, so it was very portable, lol. That's my NSV for the week.

08-06-2006, 10:36 PM
Jane, I also decided I was being too hard on me. :) So, I sat down today, meditated and tried to come up with a plan of action. I wrote out 6 small meals or snacks for tomorrow that I think I can live with. The evening snack is either sweet (fig bars or fudgesicle) or salty (cheese crackers) depending on what I am craving then. That way I won't have to say NO when the munchies hit. This plan can be altered a bit each day for the week. I told DH what I am going to do and told him I would appreciate if he cooperates. LOL He always says he will and then comes in and says he wants to go for pizza or a milk shake. Of course, I run and grab my shoes and say "let's go." So this time I told him that I am doing this for ONE week, just to see if I can. At the end of the week I will re-evaluate and come up with a plan for the next week. I also did WATP today and feel pretty "fingers crossed" that I find what works for me.
Earlier my little neighbor guy friend came over with a bag of cherry tomatoes for me and said "these are sooo good on a salad." So I have those to munch on. I bought bananas, clementines, grapes, watermelon, peppers, salad greens and zuchini.
Now, if I can just keep busy so I don't snack. I am going to the library in the morning and may even do some sewing this week. Or...I can always spend the time on the computer gabbing. :)

Anyway, I am glad you had a nice Sunday with your family. I miss having all my family here. We used to all go to Mom's almost every Sunday. I thought my kids would come here like that, but they flew the coop...ha.

Hi to everyone. Cristina..add my prayers to the list. And ((hugs)) too.

08-07-2006, 12:04 AM
Hi ladies...

Sorry I haven't been in, it's been a very busy couple of days.

Dr. on Friday says I'm not ready to go back to work with no restrictions yet (and my job said my 90 days of modified duty since surgery are now up, so they won't accommodate the extra breaks she is requiring). So, still home on Worker's Comp. I see her again in 6 weeks -- and tomorrow I will turn in the paperwork to get started on physical therapy again. The chronic pain class seems like it will be very helpful, and that will be every Tuesday for the next 5 weeks. Next time I see the Dr. if there is not a marked improvement, then she is going to request another EMG test to see what is going on with the nerves.

Cristina, will be praying and holding good thoughts for Josh, and all the folks over in the Middle East. My oldest son Erik is getting deployed to Guam in January (he is ground crew for a long range bomber). He will be getting leave in September and coming to visit for a few weeks.

Jane, good for you staying OP! I love Laughing Cow cheese, and it's so perfect that it's packaged in individual portions like that. I picked up some fresh green beans from the Farmer's Market, and I think I'm going to try some with the stewed tomatoes like you suggested to me. I might use the rest for a Salad Nicoise. The Walk to Emmaus retreat sounds wonderful. :)

Joan Fay, I grew up in Southern CA -- didn't go to Palm Springs much, but my great aunt and uncle lived in the desert outside of Hemet, and I remember visiting Escondido and Lake Elsinore. Hope you had a great time, and good job on the pound down!

Marti, if James takes the book with him, you can find some Pilates exercise info on the net, but not much because it seems like it's heavily copyrighted. I didn't know much about Pilates, but found some good info and even video clips of quite a few exercises on hermit dot com; a lot of the site is for subscribers only, but there is a lot for free, too. It looks very interesting, and I like a lot of the concept I've been reading about. I understand about losing flexibility -- once upon a time I was able to stand up and then bend over and touch my forehead to my knees -- and hold it. Shoot, I used to be able to lay flat on my tummy and bend both knees and hold the soles of my feet to the floor on either side of my hips! It's been a looooooooooooonnnnnnnnng time since I could do that :yoga: :rofl:

Sue, I agree with Jane that you've been very hard on yourself :nono: Planning for snacks can really help you stay on track -- and I think it's great that you are planning ahead for options if you are craving sweet or salty, very good idea. :yes:

Noah, 15, told me today that I'm a cool mom because I play video games with him and like a lot of the same music he does. Love that kid :hug:

Hi to everyone else... Angie, where are ya???

08-07-2006, 12:17 PM
Just a quick "good morning" to you all.....

I need to get moving today, but will try and pop back in after work.

You all have a GREAT monday!!

08-07-2006, 01:12 PM
Good morning, ladies,

Sue - I think you'll like eating more often during the day. I know that eating 3 smaller meals and 2 snacks help keeps my sugar at a good level, and my belly happy. Btw, could you PM me your new home address? It won't be long before you're ready to move!

MaryKate- oh, I hope you do have lots of improvement in the next 6 weeks. At least you still get to draw workman's comp. That's a blessing. You might want to add a little Italian seasoning, too, to the green beans and stewed tomatoes. There's already onion and green pepper in the tomatoes - not sure what else, lol. Ahh, comments like the one from your Noah make it all worthwhile, don't they?

Marti - hello... buh-bye.... see ya later, chicka, lol. PS - how's your grandpa doing?

Hello to anyone else reading this. :wave:

Well, my sweeper died this weekend. Katie was using it to sweep out her dad's truck (she needs $$$ - STILL hasn't found a job) and it quit. Neal says he doesn't think it can be fixed. I really don't want to have to spend money on a sweeper right now, but that's one thing we can't do without. There goes my treadmill money! :dizzy:

Mary bought the twins new backpacks for preschool, but Caylin didn't get one since she isn't going to preschool. I thought Caylin accepted that very well, but still, after checking with Mary first, I told her I'd take her and get one, so I'll be doing that later today. Caylin is ecstatic, lol.

What's your plan for the day?

08-07-2006, 02:32 PM
:wave: Ladies -- I just wanted to stop in and say hi. I'm back after a leave, with a new screen name, because I forgot my password, but I like the change. I had a lot of problems going on and just didn't feel like talking.:( Everthing is going good except I pulled a muscle in my back on Saturday, and I've been having sleepless nights and living off of my 800mg Motrins. My younger DD's friend was here this past week from Maine, because she has never been to the west coast. We had a lot of fun going shopping, out to eat and to the beach for one day. Now my DD flew back to Maine with her friend yesterday and she will fly back home this next Sunday. I already miss herm but she has called me three times. Tomorrow night, my older DD, DH and I are going to the Tim and Faith concert. I'm really excited because they both are so good! Then on Thursday, my DH and I will be spending the whole day up at OHSU because my mom is having another surgery on her leg that she had bone cancer in. Everyone is really worried about this surgery, because we're really worried if her heart can withstand the surgery. I hope all of you are doing good and I'll check back in a little later.:grouphug:

08-07-2006, 03:03 PM
Michelle!!!! I'm so glad you're back, hon! :cp: I missed you, as I'd said in my PM awhile back. You can always talk to us, you know. Sometimes a person just doesn't feel like it, though, and I totally understand that. I like your new name, too.... PokeeDotts, lol. How did you come up with that? I'll make a note in your bio, ok? Btw, I'm sending good vibes for your mother's surgery on Thursday, :goodvibes: and hope all goes well. Be sure and let us know, ok? Hey, have fun at the Tim and Faith concert. My DS has seen them both in concert and says they're awesome. Again, welcome back, Michelle. :hug:

08-07-2006, 03:14 PM
Jane -- Thank you SO much for your warm welcome back! You are SO sweet.:hug: I will keep you posted on my mom's surgery. Thank you for your kind words.:hug:

08-07-2006, 04:19 PM
Hello ladies...

Thank you ladies for the hugs and prayers! :thanks:

JANE...I have no idea when Josh will be in touch again, neither did he. They keep changing things on them. They are wanting them in Iraq as soon as they can. But who knows when I will hear from him. WTG on the NSV! :carrot:

MARYKATE...sorry you are having so much pain with your arm and with work. Good thing you are getting worker's comp...always thought the jobs were supposed to accept Doc's orders but I guess some places just try to make it difficult. At least your son isn't going to Iraq-wonder why Guam though? Josh was hoping he would be stationed in Italy. Heard from a lot of guys that if that were the case they wouldn't have to go to war. Don't know how true that is. Where is Eric stationed? Is he in the Army or AirForce? I know you probably mentioned it before, just can't remember. glad to see you back, missed you! I've been meaning to send a card to you and Jules but my mind has been on Josh and I can't seem to get much in the way of writing or card sending done these days, sorry. Hope you guys have a great time at the Faith and Tim concert.

SUE...I too think you were to hard on yourself. I used to be that way too. Now, I figure it's not the end of the world and move on, no guilt. I think your plan sounds great by the way.

MARTI...okay can't remember...are you working days now? I can't keep anything straight I swear. :dizzy: Hope you and Jhanai had a fun weekend together.

Hi to everyone else :wave:

I am happy to say I am down 2 pounds this WI! Woohoo :carrot: It's about time I got below 200. Geez, seems like I was stuck wavering between 202 and 201 forever. I was getting frustrated and think that is why I took a two week break. That and the heat. Glad to see the scales finally move.

Went to It Figures, did a 1 mile walk on the treadmill when I got home then cleaned house. Very productive morning if I say so myself. Trying to keep busy. Had planned on getting up early but stayed up late (til 1:30) finishing my book and ended up sleeping until 9. Anyway...

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!

08-07-2006, 11:30 PM
Well Hello Fellow Chicks! ;)
Its me, Sassy. I figured I should at least "check in" before Jane forms a search party! lol. J/K!

I'm still alive and kicking. Just wanted to let you all know.

Take care!

08-08-2006, 12:10 AM
Hello gals! :wave:

Had a good weekend. Went to the hospital to see my grandpa. He won't be out until tomorrow or the next day. They just want to keep an eye on him. He's really wanting to go home. He looks good. He looks more rested than he has in a long time too! The man needs to slow down.

Cristi--What great thing that you got yourself out of bed to go work out even when you didn't feel like it. I hate it when I know I should get up and move, and I just don't. That's totally me today. Tomorrow will be different.

Sue--I'm in agreement w/everyone about you being hard on yourself. I like your plans to keep on track. I need to do the same.

Jane--I always make sure I ask Jhanai before I post her photo. She's got to make sure she "looks" alright. :lol: She's becoming such the teen!! (so that's where all the gray comes from!)

MaryKate--The days of flexibility. I remember doing cartwheels and handstands and then running into splits.... **sigh**but I'm too old for that now, just to be able to bend over comfortably w/out feeling like I'm going to black out would be great! I do have pilates tapes, so even if James has the book...I could be doing something.

Michelle--So glad to see you popping in! I was worried about you and wondering how your mother was doing. My thoughts will be w/her when you go to OHSU. Enjoy your concert. Try to just enjoy it totally and not worry about things while you're there.

Sassy--Good to see you. Pop in later when you have more time.

Did I forget anyone?? I hope not. If I have, I apologize. I have some things I need to get done before bed so I better get moving.

Have a great night!

08-08-2006, 03:29 PM
Good afternoon, ladies!

Pretty quiet around here...

JANE...I keep forgetting to tell you that The Rolling Stones are coming to Wichita in October-I know how you like them. I've not been to a concert in ages. August 25th there's going to be a Flight Festival and V and I are going to that...I think. That's the plan anyway, or was...on this day it's in the evening and the air show will have twilight pyrotechnics and then a concert after...not really a big fan of the Blues Travelers but they are okay. Just want to go out and do something with my hubby...he works so much and he too needs a break.

MARTI...glad to hear your grandpa is feeling rested. I am glad also that the hospital kept him as long as they did to make sure all was fine with him. All too often they release patients sooner than they should. Josh's friend in Hawaii had to have surgery...they thought he had a tumor in his brain-poor Josh was so worried about him and said he thought they should have kept him longer. Well once they opend up they found out it wasn't a cancerous tumor but just a cyst, they sent him home the next day after the surgery, EGADS! And guess what? He was back in the hospital a day later. This time they kept him for a while. He had gotten an infection-poor guy. He's fine now and that kept him from having to go to Iraq which was good because his wife is pregnant. He will eventually have to go, they just want to keep an eye on him for six months.

SHEL...good to see you check in. Post more when you can.

MICHELLE...not sure how I missed that part about your mother, sorry. I will be thinking of you all on Thursday and keeping you in my prayers. :hug:

Hi to everyone else :wave:

I am feeling pretty good. It is amazing how getting your exercise gives you so much energy. I overslept this morning but still got to the park for my walk before it got too hot. Of course by the second time around I was sweating, ick. Did 3.5 miles and then came home and mowed the front and back yards. Also, got the house clean and doing a load of laundry. Feels good to get everything done early. Of course early for me is before 12:30 or 1. I like to be done by then and have my lunch while I get on the computer. Doesn't always work that way but I try. Anyway...that's about all I have.

Hope everyone is having a great day!

08-08-2006, 05:18 PM
Good afternoon. I hope you are all having a great day. I am feeling so good and like Cristina, I have more energy already. (or maybe it is a psychological thing?) I did real well on eating and got in a 2 mile walk this morning. Outdoors! Yes, it is finally less humid here. I ran errands and stopped to see Mom. She decided to go with me to the drug store and grocery store, so that was nice.
I have been following the separation of the 4 year old conjoined twins. Wow...what a surgery. They still need lots of prayers, so please remember them. They have a site at that I have been following on. Earlier they had family pictures and a blog up at that site, but due to all the traffic they had to just do a news page.

Anyway..gotta fix dinner so BBL for more.

08-08-2006, 06:19 PM
JANE -- I came up with my new username because I love poka dots, but I just wanted something different. I also use this name on another board. Thanks for making the change in my bio. I know you said before that I could PM you, and I thank you so much for your kindness, but I just went through a time that I just didn't talk to anyone, but things are so much better now. My back is still very sore, and I'm hoping it holds up okay when we go to the Tim and Faith concert tonight. I'm so excited for this concert and I'm sure it will be really good!:hug:

SUE -- Thank you for your kind words. I haven't been around for awhile, but how is your house going?:hug:

MARTI -- I love your avatar pic...she is so pretty! How is your job going?:hug:

CRISTI -- Thank you also for your kind words. I didn't read back and find out, what is going on with Josh? I know you're going through some hard and sad times, and I'm very sorry and will say a prayer for you.:hug:

HELLO to anyone else I may have missed!:grouphug:

08-08-2006, 06:26 PM
Hiya ladies,

Michelle - YW! Yes, be sure and let us know about your mama tomorrow, ok? Edited to add - have fun tonight!!

Cristina - YAY for the 2 pounds down! I mentioned that on the other thread too, I know, but still, I'm happy for you! Especially for your entry into Onederland. When Josh is who-knows-where, do you have an address for him? Or do you have to wait until he's settled in somewhere to mail letters? The Stones??? They were in Chicago last year but by the time I knew about it, the concert was sold out. Which would've been about 10 minutes after tickets went on sale, lol.

Sassy - well, ok, I'll let the posse go on home now that you've reported in, lol. I've wondered where you are, and am so glad you checked in. :hug: Come back soon, ok?

Angie - I miss you :( and hope you come back soon, too.

Marti - did your grandpa get to come home today? Hope so. He's pretty strong for a man his age, isn't he? About Jhanai, I can't imagine a picture of her being bad, but if she's like most teens, she probably doesn't ike most of them.

Sue - I saw the twins you're talking about on TV this morning. What an ordeal, and isn't it amazing what technology is out there? I understand that the mom is going to give one of her kidneys to to the weakest one.

Well, today I had Makenzie Jane until a little while ago. It was her day to be Granma's Girl. She is so sweet! We did fun stuff, then both took a nap. She picked corn and tomatoes to go with her supper tonight, lol.

Oh! Neal fixed the sweeper after all, so I'm happy about that. I forget what he said it was, but it's fixed. :)

See ya on the flip side. :cool:

08-08-2006, 09:47 PM
I know you're still on vacation, but still, I'm not sure when I can check in tomorrow, so......

:gift: :carrot::balloons::cp:Happy Birthday, Robin:cp::balloons::carrot::gift:

I hope your birthday is tons of fun, sweetie!

08-09-2006, 10:40 AM
It is raining this morning, so no walking outdoors unless it quits. Food has gone great so far. Seems like all I can think about...but that is normal for me the first few days.


08-09-2006, 12:11 PM
Morning Ladies!!

Happy Birthday Robin!! :balloons:I know I'm a day late, but I sure do hope you got spoiled!

Cristi--How awful for Josh's friend!! I can't even imagine. First they cut his poor head open then it become infected. I just wanna go hug that man!:hug: Grandpa is doing well. I haven't gotten in touch w/anyone if he got to go home yesterday or not....will find out today.

Sue--I heard about those twins. Is it the 4yr olds?? I was shocked to hear how old they were. I will have to check out that site later. It's raining?! Already?! We have clouds in our area...wonder if there is rain in the forecast??

Michelle--Thanks about the photo. I will have to let her know! :) My job is going pretty good. I'm loving my hours. We had one guy who is moving to a different department so now we have another opening. Everyone wants me to take it but I don't want it. (too early and no shift differential.....greedy aren't I?)

Jane--Jhanai is your typical teen. Even though she's not quite a teen yet. She's looking so grown up. She just has that little girl face still!!:D It's funny to watch her take photos of herself. So whose next on having a grandma day?? Do you have any grandSON's?? You need to have a little boy around. Poor Neil has to have all these girls around! (I'm sure it doesn't bother him one bit!)

Marykate, Angie, Sassy, Jules, and EVERYONE else who is MIA. Pop in for a quick hello!! We miss you all.

Ok...I have some things that need taken care of before work so I better get them done. You all have a great Wednesday!

08-09-2006, 09:02 PM
Hiya ladies,:wave:

Sue - it rained here today, too, and also yesterday. We needed it, though. Now it's just humid. Ick. Just hang in there with the food, Sue, and I promise it will get better, ok?

Marti - (Robin's birthday is today. Lucky girl is still on vacation, as far as I know.) The next DGD to be Grandma's Girl is Madison. No, I have not even one grandson! I'm waiting on my son and Gina to produce one, lol. Or maybe Katie in a few years. Hey, I don't blame you at all for staying right where you are with your job. You like it, and the hours, and the pay, so I wouldn't want to switch either.

I had lunch out with friends today, then did the wally world thing. For some reason, the store was packed with people! Maybe it's the back to school thing, I don't know, or maybe the full moon brought them all out.

Katie is in love. She and her boyfriend are so cute together. His name is Clint, and he seems to be a very nice guy. They've known each other for a long time, and have a lot in common. He looks at her with big puppy dog eyes, lol.

Hope anyone reading this is having a good day. Take care!

08-09-2006, 11:27 PM
Happy Birthday Robin!

I am glad to say I had a good day today. Got in my walk tonight and ate as I should have. I might have to change up the food program some for next week, but so far so good. I wanted to get used to the small meals and it is working. (although I am a little tired of fruit right now.) And I didn't even need my snack tonight.

Got some housework and some reading in today. I read "Mary, Mary" by James Patterson. Really like his writing. Now I am reading a book about a "Hot Flash Club" of 50ish ladies. :)

Marti- If I haven't said it before you have a really cute daughter. Yes, we got some rain and broke the humidity some...for a short time.

Jane- You are doing so well staying OP. I hope I can follow your example. I am looking for good main course recipes, both with and without meat. We like to go meatless a few times a week.

I just realized I have not had a Coke for 3 days...didn't even miss it.

08-10-2006, 01:10 AM
Hi girls!

Jane--How sweet that Katie is in love. (can you share a photo of they boy so we can give an approval??) Jhanai has a crush. Can you believe it? this isn't her first crush, more like her......heck I'm not sure! Summer crushes! Those were the days! :)

Sue--Thank you for the compliment! We need rain here. Well, not necessarily rain, just some cooler temperatures. Too muggy. I've been looking around for some good books to read. Not sure what I'm in the mood for though. So I haven't found a book yet.

I was in a foul mood at work today. No reason, just felt angry. And that only made me more angry. TOM is over so I can't even blame it on that. I'm hoping tomorrow is a better day. Not sure what clicked in my head to feel that way........sure the coworkers didn't appreciate it. :dizzy: to relax before bed.

Hugs to all!!!

08-10-2006, 12:12 PM
Good Morning Ladies!!

Wow...last and first one on!:D

Think I'll have breakfast, then pop back in and see how you're all doing!

Someone come say hi before I go to work!!:D

08-10-2006, 12:44 PM
Good Morning -- Well I got a phone call this morning that my mom's surgery has been cancelled and rescheduled for sometime next week and they will let me know as soon as they know.:?: This is very frustrating because this is the second time now it's happened and my DH keeps taking this day off work.:mad: Do any of you know why Susan has left the 3FC board? She posted yesterday on BIK and said she won't be back. I did email her because I'm really worried about her, but she hasn't written me back yet.:?: :( Also, since I started posting again on Monday, I haven't seen Jules posting either.:?: I don't know what's going on anymore!:dizzy: :(

08-10-2006, 01:06 PM
Michelle--I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. :hug: That would be extremely frustrating. I can only imagine what your mother must be feeling w/all this rescheduling. As for Susan, I don't know. I hope her family is well and it doesn't have anything to do w/that.

Morning to the rest of you out there!

I should probably get ready for work. Feeling slow and lazy today. Hope the coffee kicks in enough for work! :D

I will chat w/you all after work.

08-10-2006, 03:18 PM
Hello ladies...

Sorry this is just a quick one for me. Gotta go jump in the shower and take Jason to the doctor. He came home from school this morning early throwing up. He really looked bad and doesn't feel like driving.

I spent too much time answering e-mails and looking at pictures of my great-nephews & niece.

Hope everyone is having a great day.

Oh Jane, I forgot to ask...did Terry & Gina have their wedding? I saw a show a while back and for some reason thought of them. How sweet that Katie is in love, I like his name.

08-10-2006, 04:46 PM
Hey ladies.

Sorry I have not been active. My back has been hurting me really bad. :( I haven't been sleeping or anything. Lastnight I had to take P.M's so I could sleep so I could go to work today.

Also I did a stupid stuipid thing. Someone said they wanted to help "support" me with my WL and asked me how much I weighed. I don't tell just anybody how much I weigh, even my own mother doesn't know. So I shared this with this person, bared my heart and soul and all I got was nothing. We were talking online and she just left, never came back. She said she had to make a phone call, okay. She never returned. I emailled her and she basically just said what she said to the person she called. No I'm sorry for leaving you, sorry for leaving when you had just bared your heart and soul to me, nothing. I think this person ultimately only wanted to know how much I weighed. That Angers me. My weight is something very personal to me and I do not share it with just anybody.

What is it with people? They SAY they want to help and support you then they go and do the exact opposite????????? I don't understand????? If someone had bared their heart and soul to me like I had to her, I wouldn't have just ran off to make a phone call or if I absoultely had too, I would have made sure to at least came back to say something, even if it was a simple sorry its getting late, I'm tired, but lets continue this tomorrow or in an email. Something, don't just leave the person!

Anyways. Off of my :soap: now.

Thanks for listening and I'm glad I found this site, at least some people do care about others and KNOW how to support each other.


08-10-2006, 06:09 PM
Hi ladies,

Sassy - you first. Aww, hon, I am so sorry the person was so indifferent and uncaring to you. She may have something going on that you don't know about, but still, that's no excuse for her rudeness. Just remember that most people aren't like that, ok? Btw, I don't share my weight number, either.

Sue - you're doing well with the diet and exercise both. Can you try to come up with other snacks that you like instead of so much fruit? Except for breakfast (peanut butter graham crackers EVERYday), I tend to get bored easily and switch stuff around a lot. I'm always trying new recipes, and love Cooking Light magazine. I also but diabetic magazines, even though I'm not diabetic, to get the recipes. Then I pass the magazine to my sister Mary Lou who is diabetic.

Marti - crushes, lol. Jhanai is such a cutie, that I bet she has the boys at her beck and call. Katie is serious about Clint, and he is about her, too. Hope you're less cranky today. I have been in a kind of a weird mood myself. Not sure why.

Michelle - well dang, I wish they hadn't moved your mom's surgery again. I know she and all of you are ready for it to be a done deal! No, I don't know why Susan left the boards. :?: I don't usually read that thread, so I don't know what's going on. Like Marti, I hope all is well with Susan, and her family. These boards filled a lot of time for her, though, so I bet she won't be gone long.

Cristina - how's Jason doing? Hope it's nothing serious. Let us know, ok? No, Terry and Gina didn't get married at all. They were scheduled for July 8th, then were going to move it up because her dad was so ill, and they thought he might not last long enough, then July 8th came and went, with no wedding. I got tired of asking when it was going to be, so I finally said, just let me know when, where, and what color dress I'm to wear! Btw, her dad is now cancer-free and doing well!

My meeting at church was good today. We're moving them to Thursday's at 4:30, - 6, which means I wouldn't get home until 6:30ish. That doesn't work nearly as well for me, but I didn't want to be the one person to disagree with the rest. My family eats early, but I'm thinking I can throw something in the crock pot and let Neal and Katie fend for themselves most of the time.

Forgot to tell you - Mary had to take Makenzie to the ER. She stuck a Tic-Tac up her nose. Way up! The ER doc squirted some drops in her nostril, and let it dissolve most of the way, then sucked it out. I guess she gets this behavior from me, because I stuck a hard, uncooked navy bean in my ear when I was about 6. ER trip for me, too. :dizzy:

Have a good day!!

08-10-2006, 11:03 PM
Good evening ladies-

Jane- Thank you. I feel like I am doing well, and feel better too. I didn't eat as much fruit today, but I bought cantaloupe for tomorrow. I also got some more veggies. Today was really pretty easy. I re-discovered oatmeal and used your hint of a large salad when we have pizza. I have felt satisfied all day and even did WATP. I have been looking at recipes and will try some once I get to the grocery.

Sassy- I am sorry your back is so bad. I have had that trouble myself and know it is no fun. I agree with Jane about the person you trusted with your weight. Maybe she will explain herself if you give her the chance. We are here when your "soapbox" calls.

Cristina- I hope Jason is okay and nothing serious is going on. Pop in and clue us in. Hope you are doing okay yourself. We miss you when you don't stop by.

Michelle- Oh, I hope they get the surgery re-scheduled quickly. That is hard on everyone...the waiting. Plus your DH missing work. Not a good thing.

Marti- Jhanai has a crush? I remember going through that with my 2 girls. When they were both teens the phone rang off the hook. Now my DGD's seem to have a new boyfriend every time I talk to them. Of course, I think that is a good thing until they are old enough to get serious. My son had one gf all through high school and the first year of college. I felt like he missed out on the dating scene, especially since they didn't end up together after all. Oh, I would never want to go back to that age..would you?

I had a real good day here food and exercise wise. I am feeling pretty perky! It is becoming more natural for me to eat as I should. Yay!
I went to Mom's this afternoon and took her to the bank. Stopped at wally world for my peach tea. I went to the new house and saw that the hardwood floors were in and man, do I love them. They are Canadian maple and go from light to dark maple. Very nice!
Tomorrow is probably grocery day..unless something else comes up.

Have a nice Fri. and week-end.

08-11-2006, 12:54 AM
Evening Ladies!!

Cristina--Hope Jason feels better soon. Keep us posted. Sending get well vibes his way!! :hug: <--hugs are get well vibes right?

Sassy--I'm sorry this friend left you hanging after your heart to heart talk. And hopefully there is more to her just leaving w/out a real explaination. You can always hop onto that soapbox anytime you need to. I will when I need too! :D We're here for you when you need support and you don't have to share anything you don't want to ok?

Jane--Oh goodness....tic tac up the nose! If it was minty, that must have burned! Poor thing. When Jhanai was 2 she was playing on the ground and being so quiet. Finally I decided that she was just too quiet. She was rubbing her nose. She had stuck toilet paper up her nostril. So I layed her down and was talking to her softly while I got this tissue out......she had stuck 4 squares of toilet paper up ONE nostril!! Can you believe it? About gave me a heart attack! Kids!

Sue--I'm with you...I would never go back to that age either! Too emotional! Right now Jhanai and her "boyfriends" just hang out. No kisses (thank goodness) no holding hands, nothing. Just a title of boyfriend /girlfriend. :) I'll have panic attacks once she gets older and starts the kissing.

Well I'm having a late dinner. Chicken and some salad. Been eating really good and I'm proud of myself. Just wish I could see a difference in the old body! MUST WORKOUT MORE!:D

ok, you all have a great night!

Cafe Ole
08-11-2006, 09:22 AM
Morning All! I am back and wow is my desk a mess LOL. :coffee2:

I don't have time for individuals but will try later :)

Jane... Thank you for the birthday card!!!!! :hug: :hug:

My vacation was awesome. We rented that spot for the whole Month of July in 2007 and I got it approved by my boss this morning to take next July off (with pay) WHOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok I gotta tackle this pile LOL

Hi to everybody!!!!!!!! :hug: :hug: :hug:

08-11-2006, 09:36 AM
Awwwwww thanks chicks. :hug:

I feel much better. I went to bed early yesterday and got some sleep so I feel much much better. Amazing what a good nights or in my case good days sleep does, eh? lol. ;)

I am not letting this one little "thing" get me down. Like you all said she may have just had lots going on and all. I will give her the benefit of the doubt until its proven otherwise. But I have learned something. When sharing something that personal, maybe it is wise to make sure it is the correct time to talk about it.

I am WIDE awake and I should be in dream land, but I don't want to take more PM's. (took a dose of those yesterday to sleep). Oh well.......I'll sleep whenever I get I know I have to work tonight but as long as I get a few hours of sleep I should be okay. I've done it before........That is why they have coffee, right? lmaoooooo. :rofl:

I just don't feel like sleeping right now. Ever feel like that? I've been shopping (online) just window (internet) shopping. lol. We are getting a new bed next week (Halluah!) and we are planning on getting new sheets, new curtains (currently just have a blanket on the window) lol and maybe even a new dresser? I figure yes we live in an apt, but why shouldn't it be decorated nicely? So I think maybe we will start one room at a time. First our bedroom, then maybe the bathroom...........etc.

Okay this is going to sound weird, but you gals ever "feel" like your not alone? Don't go calling the loonie bin but I swear I "feel" like someone is here with me. It feels like someone has their hands on my shoulders. I'm serious. Weird I know........

Anywho..........I hope you all are well.............

Have a Wonderful Friday!!!!!!!!!! :D


08-11-2006, 12:55 PM
Good Morning!

Robin--Welcome back! And what a fabulous vacation set for next year!! Do you have photos to share? I wish I had enought time saved up to take a month vacation...but then again, I probably wouldn't want to go back to work afterwards!:D Glad you're back! :hug:

Sassy--I don't think it sounds weird at all, I feel "not" alone lots of times. I always say it's my "guardian angel" :) Well I sure hope that you get some sleep before going to work. I remember working the late shift and being the same way. I'd be on the computer until 7:00 in the morning because I couldn't sleep.....and I got home from work around 3:00.

Hello and Good Morning to the rest of you gals!!

One hour and I gotta go to I better get ready.

Chat w/you all later!

08-11-2006, 05:27 PM
Hello ladies...

ROBIN...sorry I forgot to wish you a HB. A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to You! Glad to see you back and that you guys had a great time. Right now I can only dream of a vacation...what's a vacation? LOL

SASSY...sorry to hear about the friend. I usually give people the benefit of the doubt first. Surely there is something that kept her from getting back to you, and if not then it is her loss of a friend. :hug: Hope you got some sleep and how fun...a new bedroom. I love decorating! And yes, I've had feelings where I felt like I wasn't alone...get creeped out sometimes by them.

JANE...glad to know that Gina's dad is cancer free and well. Hope little Mackenzie is fine also. That must have been scary for her, poor thing. Well, hopefully sometime soon you will get to buy a pretty dress for Terry and Gina's wedding.'ll have to share pictures of the floors...they sound really pretty. You are doing great with your eating and exercise...keep up the good work! I too bought some cantaloupes yesterday...had to cut into one immediately and was a little disappointed that it didn't taste as good as I was anticpating.

MARTI...young love always makes me think of that song by The Osmonds or Donnie Osmond, can't remember now if it was him or the whole group...Puppy Love, cute song. Can't believe how big and grown up Jhanai is getting. Yeah, that poor guy...Josh took pictures of his head so he could show me, he didn't mind (the guy) and just looking at the scar and thinking major surgery, you would think they would keep you in the hospital longer than a day or two. Guess that's the Army for ya.

MICHELLE...sorry they cancelled your mom's surgery. I can only imagine how frustrating it is for all of you. :hug: I don't know why Susan isn't coming back. I too emailed her and have yet to hear from her. I'm very sad about her leaving though. But too, know how busy she is with the girls and work.

Hi to everyone else :wave: I hope I didn't miss anyone.

Okay, about Jason...apparently it was just a stomach virus. Everything seemed fine with him so...the doc told him if he couldn't keep anything down he was supposed to go back today and he would hook him up to an i.v. but...he took the medicine he gave him, drank some sprite, ate some crackers and pudding and today he is better. He looked really bad yesterday when he came home so I am glad he decided to go to the doc. Heard from Josh yesterday in an e-mail. He said " HOLY COW! it's HOT here! And, there's so much'd think we were in the desert." He's silly...anyway...he also said he thinks he is going to die from heat exhaustion before he even gets to Iraq, lol. I think it was 122 there yesterday. Poor guys...I feel for them. Having to carry around all that equipment and wear all those clothes in those temps. Anyway, he's fine also just thought I would share that part of his e-mail.

Went to It Figures and got in my walk also. I was feeling a little crappy and almost didn't go. I swear everytime I don't want to go and force myself to "Just DO It" I feel so much better afterward, not just physically, but mentally too. Anyway, that's about all I have for now.

Hope everyone is having a great day! Also, enjoy your weekend!

08-11-2006, 09:25 PM
Hiya ladies,

Sue - we have cantaloupe and watermelons all over the country roads out here, where they fall out of the wagons. This is the melon farmers busy season, and they're everywhere! I wish I had a hardwood floor in my living room instead of this light carpet! We've lived here not quiet 4 months, and I'd like to have a dollar for every spot I've treated. :dizzy: With a dog (was 2 dogs ) 3 grown kids, 5 grandkids, and a messy DH, I don't stand a chance!

Marti - kids, lol! All 3 of my kids swallowed money when they were small. Of all things! Like we had a lot to spare, lol.

Robin - welcome back!! YW for the card. :hug: I'm so glad you had a good time, and wow! you've got next year to look forward to already. How cool!

Sassy - after my dad passed away, I felt his presence often. It made me feel a little creepy, but mostly good. Does that make sense? Oh, I love to decorate! You'l have to tell us your color schemes, ok?

Cristina - well, hopefully, when they DO get married, I'll at least be in a smaller size again, lol. So glad Jason is ok. And thanks for sharing the email clip from Josh. I can't imagine being in that kind of heat. :yikes: Especially with all the stuff they have to carry.

Hello to anyone reading this. :wave:

Well, I went to Evansville by myself today. I was looking for some better twin-sized sheets, and found some there. The best we have around here in twin size is 250 thread count. Also bought a Splenda dessert recipe cookbook. And a pale mauve shirt for fall. What color pants should I wear that with? I know pink and brown is hot, still, but I was thinking gray or black.

Gotta surf.... see ya on the flip side. :cool:

08-11-2006, 10:52 PM
Hi Everyone -- Just letting you know that I got my old account back so here I am LOL!;)

CRISTI -- I'm so sorry about your son being sent to Iraq. I cannot even begin to know what you're going through, and I'm truly sorry. Please let me know if you ever just need to talk.:hug:

I hope all of you have a good evening and I'll post personals tomorrow.:grouphug:

08-11-2006, 11:03 PM
The melon was every bit as good as I had hoped. Yummy. I had a slow day here, which equals having a hard time with food. I did just okay, not super, but still better than usual. At least I got in a 2 mile walk tonight. It was so humid, but I made it.

Jane- I love the way the hardwood looks, now if it is just easy to care for. The master is going to have light carpet as is bedroom #2. Mom picked out a gray tone which is really pretty. All the carpet is berber, which I have had here and love.

Robin- Glad you had fun and have next year to plan for. Welcome back, you were missed.

Cristina- Thank goodness Jason didn't have anything serious. Hope he is 100% now. Sorry your melon wasn't as good as mine. :) Hey, keep up the good work. I need to double my walking but my walking buddy has a bad knee and can only do so much and I hate to walk alone. I still haven't gotten the bicycle fixed and want to do that.

Sassy, Michelle, Marti and all the gals MIA...have a good week-end.

08-12-2006, 12:47 AM
Hello Ladies, I found you. After I signed up for Jaded Ladies, I couldn't find out where the chitchat & challenge sites were. This is like a game of hide and seek.LOL A very nice J.Lady put me straight. Until I get to know more about you all, I'll just eevesdrop.
Christi I wanted you to know that I know what your a feeling. Always think positive. My son was in Iraq came back to the states and then to Afganistan. He's now in Germany. E-mail him alot. They have that now and he will love it.

08-12-2006, 06:19 AM
Hello Ladies! :wave:

I am glad my night is over with. Hub and I both did not get to sleep until 11 a.m.! We just could not sleep for some reason! But we managed to stay awake all night at work! lol.

I don't plan on staying up very late today.

Don't feel my "Guardian Angel" around me yet. lol. It felt almost like someone was giving me a massage if that makes sense. I figured it was my step-dad, I always feel him around me.

Anyways, hopefully later on today before work we will go and pick our new sheets. We found a really good deal on 650 thread count sheets @ Linens N Things for only $49.99! :D We are also going to get a new comforter and a new curtain since right now we are using a blanket over the window. :p

I also would like to get a new dresser. Nothing fancy, infact I think I want to keep our "theme" to our bedroom very simple. I also need a new nightstand, the one I have is from when I was still a teenager! lol. Think its time for a new one? lol.

I think we want to do wine red color, like a dark burgendy or something, but we will see. ;)

For the bathroom I would like maybe a dark green? It is all white in there so a nice dark color I think would look nice. I also love those chrome old style accessories they have at Wally World.

For my kitchen, my "theme" is Strawberries, which anything with strawberries, at least around here, is almost impossible to find. We have found a few strawberry things here or there, but not many. So I want to do Red and Green in there.......But alas, we don't have much of a kitchen. lol. But I'll see what I can do! :)

For our living room, we want to do a Southwest Theme. We already have Wolf Accessories because my husband loves wolves.

As for my husband's office, that is totally up to him. I don't care what he does with it as long as he gets all of the boxes out of there! (we are going to get a storage unit to store them in)

Basically we are just trying to make our apt. "nice" without going overboard. Just a few accessories and organization can make a big difference as we have already seen in our bedroom just by rearranging a bit!

Well I have rambled on long enough I think.

I hope you all have a wonderful Weekend! Think of me while you are relaxing or enjoying yourself while I am working away! lmao! :rofl:

OH and :welcome: harkeyvalley!!!!! Glad you found us! :D

08-12-2006, 09:37 AM
Hop on over to Weight Loss and Chit Chat #207. See you there!