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08-24-2006, 10:01 AM
Hello and :welcome2: to the Jaded Ladies site,

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? New members are always welcome. :)

08-24-2006, 10:31 AM
Good morning, ladies,:wave:

Robin - yes, it would be cool if you're in Chicago the same time as me. We'd for sure have to meet up. Have fun at the lake!

Sassy - the plastic surgery thingy was TOO funny, haha. Thanks for sharing it. So did you decide about your application? Speaking as a former HR director, if you have enough other good work references, the current one may not need to be called. If you're meant to get the job, you will, sweetie. Hope you get some decent rest today.

Sue - Neal and I swing everyday, and I love the serenity of that. Wow, you've got good neighbors to bring you tomatoes like that. Yay for the good doctor's report!

Norma - I've got a sign hanging in my hallway that says, "Grandparents are so easy, even a small child can operate them." HAHAHA, ain't it the truth??

Cristi - that's great of V's coworkers to want to send stuff to the boys overseas. Hey, I just know you'll be one of the best grandma's when it's your turn. It sure is lots of fun.

Marti - so how many steps have you been taking at work? Sounds like a whole lot, to me. Keep that up, and you won't need to bother with a treadmill, lol.

Mcat(Judith), Ifonly, Mary Kate, Angie, Julie, Kathy, Michelle, Joan Fay, and all the others, pop in soon and say hello.

Well, yesterday was hectic. My phone rang off the hook in the morning, including a call from a friend in Florida who's DH has cancer. So I felt I couldn't rush her. Then I was a few minutes late for lunch with me niece. Thank goodness for cell phones to be able to give a heads up. After I ran more errands and bought my groceries and got back home finally, another friend called and said her dad passed away. So it was back to town to pick out a flower arrangement, and also food to take to her house. I can't be at the funeral tomorrow morning, so I tried to compensate with lots of food. Katie cooked supper, though, so I did get to relax when I got back home.

Today I'm finishing up the ongoing laundry if it kills me, lol. I have to get my hair trimmed at 1, and then I have the Body, Mind and Spirit meeting at 4. We moved it from 11 to 4. Some of us are eating at Applebee's afterward. I like how they have the WW menu.

Have a good day, :hug:

08-24-2006, 12:42 PM
Good Morning Gals!!

I'm so tired. After work James & I stopped at a friends so he can have him work on his new "COMPUTER" that he took longer than I thought it would and got home at 2:30!!

So this is a quicky for now. Just wanted to pop in and say

Hi :wave:

Chat later tonight.

08-24-2006, 01:51 PM
Good afternoon. We had to get going this morning instead of our normal lounging with coffee. Had 3 ladies from the realtor come by to see the house. Getting prepared for another open house.
Now I am doing we get such a never ending basket full I will never know. Egads, we are only two here!
I am back OP eating, but haven't walked yet today. DH is resting so I won't do WATP until he rouses around. He said he felt bad, but couldn't put his finger on the cause. He wakes up real early, 3 or 4 a.m. then starts thinking about the house/other problems and can't get back to sleep. After weeks and months of this I think he is worn out. So...he is napping.
He also got a clean bill of health yesterday, so at least that is a relief.

Jane- Yes, the tomatoes were awesome and I am looking forward to having that guy for a He gardens and he is generous!

I plan to nose around the internet a little and then get busy folding clothes. See you all later.

08-24-2006, 01:58 PM
Just popping in to say Hi and tell you how nice it is to be able to visualize Jane's house and "going to town" when she posts! We had such a great time and I'm planning to go back one of these days. I've already checked out SYR/ORD/EVV flights and they work! That's Syracuse/Chicago/Evansville.

08-24-2006, 04:10 PM
Hello ladies...

Not much going on as usual. Went and did my grocery shopping, ran to Michaels to pick up a few things went home and put that stuff up and then headed to the library. I bought a ribbon maker and some yellow ribbon to make ribbons for the trees out front. The last ones were so faded and tattered I finally had to take them down. And...I had the lady at Michaels make them which cost $6 each plus the cost of the ribbon. The ribbon maker cost $9 so yeah, a lot cheaper in the long run as I will be making lots of ribbons for the trees. Now getting my computer time in before cleaning. Jason is home but will be leaving at 2:30 so then I can get it clean and it will stay clean, lol.

JANE...I thought that was sweet of the guys at V's work also. I just hope I'm not overwhelmed with it all. Sorry to hear about your friends deaths in the family. :hug: We are finally finished with the patio cover, yay! I think it was you who asked about it...I'll share some pictures once I get this roll developed...think I have a few pictures to take yet.

SUE...glad to hear DH had a clean bill of health and glad you guys enjoyed the swing. I love to sit in the back and swing's so calming. And such a good neighbor too! hope you guys get an offer on your house soon. probably won't check in again but just in case...hope you guys have a wonderful weekend at the lake!

SASSY...hope the Dr.s visit goes well today. And sorry about your stomach problems...hope they can figure out what is wrong. I had gallstones and they could see them on x-rays, but DD had them at 15 and she had to have an ultra sound, hers were so small where mine were about the size of nickel...had quite a few and I don't miss that pain at all. Good luck with the job and I do hope you get it.

MARTI...hope you got some sleep. I have been waking up so frequently lately I can't remember the last time i had a good nights sleep. Last night it was 1 am that I woke up...was up until about 3:30 and tossed and turned until my alarm went off at 7, ugh. I'm thinking about going to the doc and getting some sleeping pills to use a couple of times a week.

Hi to everyone else :wave:

Anyway, probably won't be on tomorrow. I have a busy day and V is getting off early so we can go out. Heading to SAMS to stock up on water again, and going out for an early dinner and show. We were going to go to the Air Show but changed our minds...not really in the mood for it and I really don't care much for the Blues Travelers so...take care ladies and have a wonderful weekend!

08-24-2006, 05:08 PM
Hey Everybody.............

Well I rescheduled my drs appt. I didn't want to feel "rushed" since I have to work tonight. So its' actually rescheduled on my Anniversary. I need to call and reschedule that. I just left them a voicemail early this morning and told them to reschedule it, so they did.

I so do not want to go into work tonight............But don't want to use anymore of my paid time off either. (Greedy little booger aren't I?) lol. Oh well I suppose I will "survive". :p lol.

Well I called to reschedule my appt. It's now Oct. 3rd @ 4 p.m. Which is a Tuesday, so I'm off, so I don't have to be "rushed". Only bad thing is the lady I usually see, is no longer there..........:( She was Physican's Assistant, which means they are very close to getting their MD, the only thing they cannot do that a MD can do is prescribe Narcotics, So I guess she was only there for her residency or something. She was very very nice........So now I have no idea who I am going to have. I hate that. Esp. with this type of dr. (Gyn.)

Anyways........I am listening to music via my new wireless headset that my hub bought me. :) Very cool. I don't have any wires "tying" me down. lol.

Well here are the indiv. --

Jane -- sorry to hear about your two friends.....I have been through both and neither is fun..........Hope you get your laundry done. I have mine all done, but it has to be put away..................:p I think I'm going to go ahead and put my current boss down and do like my co worker said, give my boss a heads up, in case they do contact her, because like my co worker said, if she blabs or gives me a hard time about it, then she will be in trouble...........Plus may do her some good to be a little afraid of losing her only Weekend Nights person..............(me). lol.

On a good note about work, our OPs manager (my bosses boss) found out about one dayshift girl who is always late and still claims all her hours and also has someone sign her out of her phone for her when she leaves early. (big No, No) So I'm hoping he is taking more of an interest in us and hopefully that makes our boss look bad because she didn't catch it. Not that I have anything against her, but she is kinda lax in the supervisory dept. That can be good and bad...........

Anyways...................If you have anymore good tips for me, lemme know! ;)

Marti -- Hi Ya! Thanks for stopping in, even if it was only for a Quickie. lol. Hope your day is going well!

Sue -- you doing laundry too? You and Jane having a Laundry party??? lol. Glad your hubby got a clean bill of health! Good Luck with the open house! ;)

Ruth -- WB! Glad you had a good time visiting with Jane!

Cristina -- You make ribbons too? you make those fancy bows and all? My mil does that, amazing..........I've had xrays, ultrasounds, scans, etc, nothing ever shows up on me. My husband's gallstones showed up on ultrasound, but not on catscan. The surgeon said gallstones will not show up on catscan, but will on ultrasound. I've had enough ultrasounds to last me a

Well I hope you all have a Great Day!!!!! Think of me while I am working away @ work!!!!!!! lol.

08-24-2006, 06:26 PM
Jane: Sounds like you have a full emotional plate. Thank you also for the cute quote on grandkinds. Aren't they the greatest.

Cristi: I wish I could help you on the bow making. I'm pretty good at it. I have lots of yellow ribbon left from when my son was over there. I loved your comment about stopping into Michaels for just a few things. I am a craft store junkie. I love just walking up and down the aisles. You should see my craft/sewing room. I can't afford to die, because my DH would find out where all the money went!

Marti: I really like this journaling thing. Thanks for inspiring me.

Sue: Good luck with the open house. Hated that when we sold our old house. I always stressed myself out.

To all you other beauties: I also got my laundry done but I have yet to finish my ironing. I'm old school and can't live without my iron.

Today was my 3 week anniversay and my official weigh in. I weighed 262 lb.
I didn't lose as much this week as last but I'll take it.
You all have a great weekend.

08-24-2006, 10:18 PM
Hi all you fine ladies,

Marti - why is the word computer in caps in your last post? Wasn't it really a computer? Hope you got some rest, sweetie.

Sue - I sometimes can't go back to sleep after I wake in the early hours to potty, like your DH. It's so frustrating because then, around 10 am, I need a nap, lol. So when's your open house?

Ruth - hey, Evansville is just a hop, skip and jump from me, and I'll be happy to have you as a houseguest anytime you want to come down. Pumpkin season is almost upon us, maybe Neal can split one in the kitchen. :rofl:

(To those who don't know, Neal broke open a big watermelon on the kitchen counter, using his fist, and splashed melon all over the place - the wall, the dishwasher, the toaster, etc. Molly even snuck a huge hunk of it, and proceeded to take it to my new beige carpet in the living room! Thankfully, Ruth saw Molly do that, and I shoo-ed the dog outside with the melon, lol. Anyway, Neal was just trying to impress Ruth with how strong he is, lol.)

Cristi - wow, I almost forgot about the yellow ribbons. We had them all over the trees around town, but as they faded, and got taken down, they weren't replaced. That's sad.... Btw, I'd love to see a photo of your...what did you call it? Pergola? Sounds beautiful!

Sassy - I did get the laundry done, that is, until tomorrow, lol. Always dirty clothes! Are you familiar with Pig Pen from the Charlie Brown comics? That's my husband, Neal, lol. He attracts dirt and is a walking dirt ball when he's been working outdoors. His laundry is pathetic, lol.

Norma - yep, grandkids are the best. Mine are a huge reason that I'm trying to get healthy now. I want to dance at their weddings. :) Everytime I'm temped to overeat or eat junk, I think of them. Hopefully, these thoughts will stay with me always. Btw, I've asked Sue to do my ironing for me in the past, but the stinker claimed she had already put her iron away .... how about if I send it to you, lol???

Btw, thank you to those who commented about my friends. :hug:

The Mind, Body and Spirit meeting was today, and it was great! So much sharing and caring going on. I behaved myself at Applebee's and ate the WW dinner that I planned on.

Have a good evening! :hug:

08-24-2006, 10:49 PM
Wow...good to see everyone. Are you all gearing up for the week-end? Any plans? ( away having fun I'm sure!) Anyone else gonna have fun?

Hello Ruth- Glad you had a good time at Jane's. I know she enjoyed having you there. Hey, we could make you an honarary Hoosier.

Cristina- Sounds like fun making bows. How many? I have never seen a bow maker, are they pretty easy? Hope you and V had a nice dinner and show.

Norma- You are doing so well...keep up the good work! I stressed myself out over the first open house and the first few showings...I'm pretty much over all that now. :) Realtors came by today and had a look, so I hope they have someone in mind for the house.

Sassy- Well, I add my voice to those who wish you well with the job hunt. But then maybe they will appreciate you more where you work if someone else is goofing off and you are doing your job. It always helps you look better if there is a slacker on the job. LOL..

Marti- Sounds like you needed some rest. I hope you got it. You can't work and do all you need to if you can't get rested up.

Jane- Sorry for the troubles of your two friends. Such a hard time. I hope the rest of your day went okay. You also need to get some rest!

We had to go this afternoon and pick out shower doors. Finally found some we could live with. They make all kinds for tub/showers, but not many for walk in showers. Went to the house and they are getting ready to pour the front porch tomorrow...finally. Then I can take some more pictures! The outside will be finished. Yay!

I walked my 2+ miles tonight, ate pretty much clean...had some extra starch today, but nothing earth shattering. Ran out of fruit, so I need to shop in the morning. Have a Mammogram in the afternoon. Ugh! What a day! :)

08-25-2006, 03:50 AM
Good Evening chickies!!

It's a little late for me to be getting on since I should REALLY be in bed, but I thought I'd stop in first and do some individuals!

Sue--I ended up getting up at 7:00 this morning....wondering why I can't just sleep in. Rolled over and slept an hour later. Not a lot, but better than it could have been!

Jane--James bought a computer yesterday.....but not one that was put together! So he and a friend were what they call Building a computer last night. There were boxes all over the place! Lot of money, but I guess he saved over a grand buying it this way.

Norma--Oh I'm glad that you're journalling!! I haven't journalled as much as I would like. I feel like I'm constantly busy. I wanted to try and journal everyday but that hasn't happened. But I suppose a couple days is better than none right?

Sassy--You know, we just got a letter today from my hubby's doctor office. His doctor is retiring. So now he'll have to find a new one. James was this is the same doctor he's had since he was a baby! I told him that the man needs time to rest. :) I myself have been looking for a new Gyno. Been 4yrs or more since I've last had my annual....I think I better get in and have a look see.....

Cristi--I didn't even know they made ribbon makers! That would be great!! What section of the store would you find it in? The sewing area or the crafter area?? I may have to make a trip to Michaels this weekend! (Not like I need more stuff in my VERY cluttered room!!)

Ruth--I'm so glad that you had such a wonderful time w/Jane!! What a great experience to meet another fellow 3FCer!!

Ok....I really need some sleep. But I'll be back in the morning to catch up on the challenge...but after I spend some time on the gazelle.

Night ladies!:hug:

08-25-2006, 03:59 AM
Marti: Since you've got a new computer, you probably have Microsoft Office installed. It came on my computer last year. I looked in the projects section and found that it had 4 types of journals to choose from. That way I can type my journal pages. The pages are very pretty and even has a cover page. Too cute!

08-25-2006, 07:59 AM
Morning Ladies! :coffee:

Today I was not a good girl and lemme tell ya I can feel it. Feel bloated, tired and blechy. :p

Anywho, I made it through tonight, don't know how, but I did! ;)

Jane -- LMAO @ Pig My husband reminds me of a little kid, always wiping his hands on his clothes, etc.............lollllll.

Sue -- Thanks for the well wishes. I still haven't officially "applied" yet. In a way I am afraid........Sounds strange I know. But I am "comfortable" at this job and a change freaks me out. I know sometimes change can be good, but sometimes change can be horrid! lol. I know, I know, I won't know until I at least try! lol. Lets just say I'm not running and "jumping" into anything. For some reason I can't get myself to hit the send button...........Sounds like the house is coming along nicely. ;) Can't wait to see pics. Good Job on the 2 mile walk + eating well. Wish I could say the same. :(

Marti -- we had that happen too, well sort of. We had a dr. we absoultely loved, but he got ill and also got burnt out because fighting constantly with the insurance companies, he said he couldn't treat his patients the way he wanted. But we did find a pretty good dr. here in town, he looks like Matthew Broderick, no kidding! lol.

Um yup I'd say its time to get checked out. lol. But it all depends on your situation I suppose. My mil only has to go once every four years now. But she has had a hysterectomy and all that...........

Yawn I am getting sleepy myself but I don't wanna go to bed yet! lolllllllll. We got to talking with our co workers tonight about us wanting to join a gym and they mentioned the YMCA here in town, I guess it is HUGE, one of the biggest in the area. So we are going to go and check it out. They say it opens pretty early, about 6 am, that is a good thing as we could work out after work, but then again do I want to be working out BEFORE I go to bed????? Yet I do not want to be working out with a bunch of people there either. Stupid things to think about. lol.

Well I hope you all have a Great Friday!!!!!!!!


08-25-2006, 11:35 AM
TGIF..for all you who have to KNOW what day it is. WE retirees have 6 Saturdays and 1 Sunday per week. Never have to know anything more than that. :)

Doing okay this morning. I have a little to do here around the house then need to get ready for my mammogram appointment. Will be glad to get that over with.

Marti- Does that mean you will each have a computer, or are you losing one? Yes, I agree, you need to find a Dr. and go get a check-up! Sorry you can't seem to sleep in. One of my greatest loves is rolling over and going back to sleep after awaking too early. I wish my DH could sleep as easily as I usually do.

Sassy- You better get to the Dr. also girlie. Do not keep putting it off....your health is so important. Oh, that would be so nice if you and your DH can go to the Y in the mornings. I wish my DH was interested in exercising with me.

Okay...I am off and running for the day. I want to swing by the new house and see if the porch is done. Cabinet fellow is also supposed to be there with the rest of the cabinets and to measure for the tops.


08-25-2006, 03:30 PM
Hi ladies...

Didn't think I would have time to get on the computer but I have plenty...sort of. Still have to get in the shower after I vacuum. Thought I better check my e-mail...waiting to hear from Josh. Anyway, was up early enough to get everything done. Mowed the front yard and went to exercise and got some things done around the house.

RUTH...don't know how I missed your post. Glad that you had a great time visiting with Jane. are doing a great job with your eating and walking. Bet you guys can't wait to finally move into the new home. The bow makers are easy! It is just a piece of wood about 2 feet long with some spools. You put the spool of ribbon on one and then just kind of thread the ribbon through the others depending on what kind of bow you want. I'm just making them as I use them. Put one around the two trees in the front, and one around the two lights on the garage. I'll make more when those fade and shred like the others did. The movie and dinner are today...didn't think I was going to have time to post today but did after all.

JANE...too funny about the watermelon, lol. Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun though. I have to get this roll of film finished off then I will share some pics. I got an idea from the city where the library is...they have wooden ribbons nailed to the telephone posts through out the city and I told DD that was a good idea...wouldn't have to replace them as often as the fabric ribbons. V is just like Pigpen too, lol! Him, Jason and Josh!

MARTI...a guy that V works with does that and when we bought our computer V wanted to go that route...I didn't though. But I have heard you do save lots of moola that way, especially if you want a lot of extra added stuff. Oh my goodness, yes they have them but I had forgotten about them. They are in the ribbon section. It shows you how to make all sorts of them too. When I had the woman make me one for my Americana wreath...I watched her make it in like a minute, start to finish and I thought are you kidding me! She has one of the ribbon makers that she uses.

SASSY...I am like your hubby...when working in the yard or outdoors I always have old, baggy clothes on so I am always wiping my hands and face on them, lol. You reminded me that I needed to go for my yearly this past Feb, oops! I actually did remember, just didn't want to go. I need to because I want to see a specialist for my left arm/shoulder...don't want to go through the whole winter in pain. Was my right arm but it switched to the left which is weird. The right still hurts once in a while but it is mostly the left.

NORMA...oh, I wish you were close...I would let you make ribbons for me! I don't like making them but have for wreaths and it takes me a while because I have to get them just right. When I had the yellow ribbons in the trees, I had the lady at Michaels make them but it seemed kind of high. So, I remembered they had a bow maker and with it I can make them faster and easier. So in the long run it will save lots of moola as I will be making lots of yellow ribbons I am sure. I to am terrible when it comes to Michaels...I said I picked up a couple of things, well...I did, lol! I found those ballerina pink and white bears that I put on my tree that goes in the bedroom and had to get some and i can't stay away from the scrapbook stuff... that is my downfall when going there. I need my own room for crafts, and scrapbooking. I have a table and a little section in the office in the basement but my own room would be awesome.

I think I got to everyone this time. Hi to everyone else. I need to get going and go vacuum an djump int he shower before V gets home. He is taking off an hour early but the show doesn't start until 4:30 so...plenty of time to do what I need to do.Chat with you ladies tomorrow. Have a good day and weekend!

08-25-2006, 04:30 PM
Afternoon all.........

Well I slept some..........I kept coughing and coughing.........:rolleyes:

Sue -- No worries. I have an appt. with my family dr. the last day of the month. ;)

Cristina -- Hope you get to the dr. soon too so your pain can go away!

Well girlies I hope you have a great night!


08-25-2006, 05:51 PM
Hiya ladies,

Sue - we have a walk-in shower, too, with 2 seats in it. I love it, except for cleaning the darn track. Plus, there is a big soaker tub in the bathroom, too, and a TV, lol. Hope the mammo went well. Ouch! Plans for the weekend? Well, we invited our son's 2 kids to spend the night tonight and they'll be here tomorrow, too. Then Sunday is our church picnic, but if it's as hot then as it is now, I'm not going.

Marti - OIC about the computer. So did they get it put together?

Hi Norma!

Sassy - well, I guess men are just slobs, in general, huh? LOL I liked going to our YMCA to walk the treadmill, but they always had CNN on the TVs right there, and when Katrina happened, it depressed me to watch that over and over, so I quit going. Glad you got some rest.

Cristi - what show are you seeing today? One at the movies, or a different type? Have fun with your sweetie.

Well, we took Molly to the vet to get her toenails cut because she won't let us do it. The vet had to muzzle her, and she was mad as %$@@! The poor thing got so worked up, I thought she might stroke out! When we brought her home, I gave her a pinapple sugarfree popscicle, which helped her personality quite a bit. Funny - they help mine, too.

As I mentioned to Sue, I'll have Terry's kids today and tomorrow, just for the fun of it, so I probably won't check in until they're gone tomorrow.

Have a good one!

08-26-2006, 01:38 PM
Good Morning Ladies!!

Individuals first:

Norma--I will have to poke around and check it out. That would be a neat little feature to have.

Sassy--James & I used to work out after work when we worked at Sony. We got off at 6:00 in the morning so it was early. I LOVED it. As odd as it really helped my body unwine from the long hectic day and I slept wonderfully!! Try it and see what you think.

Sue--James buying this computer means that Jhanai will have a computer!:) She already has one in her room, but it's so old that half the time it doesn't work. So he'll put this in her room and she can use it.

Cristi--I'm like own room for MY junk and MY junk only would be fantastic!! :lol: I wouldn't mind overtaking a walk-in closet if I had one!!:D I may make a trip to Michaels this weekend. First it's "Back to School" shopping.

Jane--They got the computer all put together the night we got home at 2:30. I can tell a difference in speed. So I'm hoping, at least I've told James, that I don't have to go days w/out using the computer unless its by choice!:D

Hello and Good morning to the rest of ya!

I took two days off this weekend so it'll be a four day weekend for me. Wanted to have extra fun time w/Jhanai before school starts. So my time on the computer may be limited........unless I get up before everyone and get on the computer before we start our day.

So......I will check in when I can!

Hugs to all!!:hug:

08-26-2006, 04:07 PM
Happy Saturday Chickies!

Not much going on...went to work out at IF, then to Hallmark to get a thank you card and some candles of course. Happened to see the Angel (Mary's Angels) ornament that they didn't have a while back (they ran out fast) so grabbed one. It is a series and I try to get the new one each year...they are so cute! There was supposed to be a special edition one also but I haven't seen it. :( Anyway...then it was off to meet V for lunch and finally home to do some cleaning and laundry which I haven't gotten to yet. Did get a load of laundry done but thought I would do my computer time before doing so.

JANE...hope you enjoy your time with the girls! We went to see Talledaga (sp?) Nights, the Ricky Bobby was funny, kind of stupid funny but we liked it. Molly sounds like our Ernie...I always muzzle him when he goes to the vet. When the vet starts feeling around...ummm, watch out!

MARTI...hope you enjoy your four day weekend with Jhanai! And have fun shopping. I keep forgetting she hasn't started school there yet. Also, enjoy your new computer!

SASSY...yeah, I'm thinking Monday I am calling the doc and making an appt. for my yearly and my arm...gotta see a specialist and she has to refer me. I just hate going. Have to though...I can barely hold my arm up high enough to fix my hair in a pony tail, and shaving under is the pits, no pun intended, lol. Next...the dentist! Why are you coughing? Hope all is all right with you. I know my stinking allergies are going crazy :crazy: Really hate when my eyes and nose constantly run. Did take some tylenol severe allergy and it has helped.

Hi to everyone else, JULES, SUE, NORMA, MKAT, IFONLY, KATHY, MARYKATE...think I got everyone. :dunno: I always seem to forget someone but it is not intentional.

Going to go check out a couple of sites and then get off this thing and get my cleaning done. Won't be on tomorrow...will be spending the day with V, rather half the day. He is going into to work at 2 but we are going to be working in the yard and the last touches on the pergola, which will take about 30 minutes if that.

Take care ladies and I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

08-26-2006, 09:27 PM
Hi ladies,

Marti - yay for you, taking extra days to spend with your Jhanai. Kids grow up so fast, I'm glad you get to spend extra time with her. Also a big YAY for the new computer. :cp:

Cristi - I'm not familiar with the movie you saw, but I'm glad you liked it. We may get a muzzle for Molly so we can cut her nails ourselves next time, so she doesn't get so upset. Enjoy your day with V tomorrow.

Hello to anyone reading this. :wave:

Ahh! The kids were very active today and I have to say I was glad to see their parents show up, lol. We had fun, though.

Neal and I are going to play cards in a little while. I beat him pretty bad last time, tee hee. But he usually beats me at Yahtzee.

Take care, :hug:

08-27-2006, 11:57 PM
So Jane, did you win or lose at cards? What do you play? I am looking forward to moving so Mom and I can play cards. We used to play all the time and especially at night when we would go camping. Jerry and I play when we are with family, but not just the two of us.

Cristina, I hope you and V got your yard work and pergola work finished. Luckily DH got ours done earlier in the week since it rained last night and is going to rain again tomorrow.

Marti, Did you have a good time with Jhanai and James? I bet you are enjoying the time off.

I got the house ready to show Sat. and then we took off to DH's family for a visit. When we got home we could tell they had come to see the I am anxious to hear about that.

Today we went for breakfast while our power was out. Don't know what caused that because the storms had been long over at that time. Drove to the new house and saw that the porch and sidewalk look great....of course, I had to go through the house for the umpteenth time..just because!

I cooked some chicken this afternoon and made chicken salad for tomorrow. Made stuffed peppers for our dinner. I had one with sliced tomatoes and peach and pear slices. I got the BEST white peaches. yum. Then I did manage my walk tonight. Got to be lazy a little while and read the paper. End of day. :)

Tomorrow looks like it might be a slow day for me, but anything can happen. DH is prone to giving me last minute tasks. The only thing on my list is to call the carpet store. I'm sure he will think of something else before the day is over. :) It is supposed to be in the 70's, so I might actually get in a bike ride.

Hi to everyone looking in and hope you had a wonderful week-end.

08-28-2006, 02:11 AM
Just popping in for a Quick Hi!
I've had a really busy weekend and at this point, I'm simply exhausted. We bought DDR tonight and we're addicted of course. Argh!

08-28-2006, 12:36 PM
Hello Gals!!

Just a quick pop in as I gotta get going. Need milk for cereal......who knew they'd want breakfast around here?? :lol:

A big warm welcome to both Nixxie & Jennifer!!! I hope you both enjoy it around here! I'm looking so forward to hearing more about you!!

Cristi--Hope you had a wonderful day w/V!! Glad you found your angel ornament! Smart to snag one now too.

Jane--Any extra time w/Jhanai is wonderful. She's getting older so darn fast!! She needs to slow it down a bit!

Sue--I love stuffed peppers! But I"m the only one around here. Sooooo, would you mind sending one my way?

Ifonly--I've heard DDR's are loads of fun and a person can lose a lot w/those! Have fun!

Ok chickies....

I gotta run to the store. I'll pop in when I get a free moment again.

Hugs to all!!

08-28-2006, 02:37 PM
Hi ladies...

Not much going on...but then there never is, unless of course you count cleaning the house and laundry, ugh. :p

MARTI...Hallmark had a Christmas Open House in July where they put out some of the ornaments and I didn't go. Had to get some cards not long after that and thought I would check on the angel. The only one they had was the display and I didn't think to ask if I could have that one. Thought I would just check back later thinking they would have more...nope...then saw it the other day and grabbed it, lol. I don't know what it is...they have Christmas stuff out but their ornament selection is pitiful. Can't believe I am thinking of Christmas but I am. I WILL buy early this year.

IFONLY...hate to sound dumb but what is DDR? I am drawing a total blank right now. :doh: Hope you get some rest from your exhausting weekend.

JANE...the movie is the one with Will Farrell, the racing one. I think he is a cornball but I like him. I can't remember the last time Ernie's nails were trimmed. There are two things he doesn not like, and I do mean does not like...1) getting close to his privates (ask the vet, lol) 2) having his nails trimmed. That's why I try to take him on walks because the pavement serves as a file.

SUE...we did get the pergola finished but couldn't do the yard work because everything was wet. We've been getting rain for a few days so he's going to do some of it today. What we are doing is putting this compressed compost type edging around all the trees and putting mulch around them too. We have some mulch around the trees and the circles are growing smaller with the grass growing closer. Nothing major, but digging up the grass. Actually that should be easy since it is wet. Hope you enjoyed your bike ride.

Hello to everyone else :wave:

I tried to get up early to get things done early but it didn't happen. Instead of going to IF to exercise I mowed the front and back yard...what a job. Thinking we had some rain sometime last night because it was wet. But it needed it...should have been done Sat but it rained so...anyway...better get going. I need to email Josh. He emailed yesterday but I wasn't on the computer. He's going to send his address so I can get some stuff sent out. So far from V's work we received three bags of stuff...hope it doesn't get out of hand. Right now I am using Josh's bed to put everything on to sort out and pack. Anyway....have a good day ladies!

08-28-2006, 03:20 PM
Hi ladies,

Sue - I beat him again, lol. It has to be just about time for the tide to turn, and he'll start beating me, haha. We're having cooler temps here too, and it's none too quick for me! I love to see each season get here, and love to see each season go.

ifonly - like Cristi, I have no clue what a DDR is? At first I thought you did a typo for DVD, lol. Please enlighten us, ok?

Marti - well, hey, we need milk, too. And while you're at it, I need some other stuff. tee hee

Cristi - wow, that's great about V's work people gathering things for you to send. Sounds like you got lots of exercise mowing. I should do that, but don't even drive the ride-on mower, lol. Ever since Chloe died, Molly doesn't get nearly enough exercise. The two of them used to chase rabbits (seldom caught any, lol) and now Molly mainly hangs around Neal or me all day.

Hello to anyone reading this. :wave:

Well, I was on here earlier, and posted in the challenge thread. Then one of my nephews (Joe, the Vincennes fire chief) called and said if I was going to be here, he'd come out for a visit, so I logged off. He and I are really close, so I was glad to see him.

Mary had to take Makenzie to Evansville for some allergy tests today, so I've got the other 2 here, and they're down for naps. I put a bunch of kisses in Makenzie's palm, and told her that if she needs them while she's at the doctor's, to just rub them where she needs them. I used to to do that to my kids when they were little, too, and then give them refills, lol.

Hope you're having a good day, and I'll chat at ya later. :hug:

08-28-2006, 04:22 PM
DDR is Dance Dance Revolution. We bought a bundle (dancepad and game) this weekend and now I think I have buy another dancepad on the way home. Ergh. We're totally addicted. And, I have all these stupid dance songs going through my head now, specifically Pump Up the Volume and Beyonce's Crazy in Love.

It certainly made me sleep soundly, though. Exercise always makes me want to curl up and sleep.

08-28-2006, 08:39 PM
Oh..okay..DDR is something my grandaughters brought over to my house one day. They were dancing like crazy. Then my 6'9" step-son got going on it and we nearly laughed ourselves silly. He said he needed to get one for exercise, but don't think he has. I didn't try it, but I could see where it would work you into a sweat.

Cristina- We are going to do that around our trees at the new house, and I will plant hostas under some of them. I will have all winter to devise a plan for the yard.

Jane- Cute idea about the kisses. I bet the kids use them up just so they can ask for refills. :)

Marti- Sorry about your luck..the stuffed peppers were gone last night. :(

Well, I did end up with something to do today. Had another showing on the house. PLEASE someone make us an offer. DH and I went out to dinner and to the grocery while we had to be gone from here.

Stayed OP so far and feel good about it. I had a salad, small sirloin steak and small baked potato for dinner. I don't do sour cream, just a bit of margerine and didn't do bread. With what I had earlier I did ok.

The bad news is that it has rained off and on and I did not ride the bike and it looks doubtful for my walk. I hope to at least do WATP before I shower. ugh!

08-28-2006, 11:13 PM
Yay! I got in the WATP so I am feeling good about my day. We are actually having the chicken salad tomorrow that I made for today. So, no cooking tomorrow. I also made tortilla soup to eat on this week, so I am quite prepared. Lots of fresh veggies to toss for salads and I am ready to be GOOD.

Hi to everyone!

08-29-2006, 01:37 AM
Hi To All: I was ill over the weekend. Nothing that I could put my finger on. I just felt bad. I stayed in bed all day Sat. and rested Sunday by watching tv. I lost a pound. I didn't feel like eating so not a total loss.
I just wanted to check in and let you know I was thinking about you all.

Jane: I love the idea of kissing the kids palms. I'll have to remember that. As for your ironing. I have a love hate relationship with my iron. I love crisp shirts but I hate having to do it, so you'll have to love on your own shirts!

Cristina: If your ribbons start to fade, you might get the yellow plastic 2" wide ribbon that construction people use. You'll find it at the hardware store. It's really cheap and doesn't fade.

08-29-2006, 05:09 PM
Wow...kind of quiet in here. I guess that means everyone has a life. (except me?) Actually, I have been busy, just slowed down for a bit. I cleaned out my car...raining, so I won't wash it. I also cleaned up the bicycle and oiled the chain. It is an old coaster brake bike that has been sitting for years. Can't believe the tires are still okay. (after some air) I took a ride earlier and I lovvvved it. I just don't think this bike is very comfy. Need DH to adjust the seat and handlebars. I hope that does the trick 'cause I doubt I can get a new bike. Went to the house and the cabinet guys were not there..ugh. I hope they show up today as they said they would. Nothing p.o's me (and DH)more than someone not keeping an appt. and not calling.

Alrighty then...I am off to do wifey type chores. BBL.

08-29-2006, 05:36 PM
Hi ladies...

Busy, busy morning. I planned on getting up early but Josh called last night at 11:30 p.m (8:30 Tuesday his time) and I was up until almost 2. Not talking, but he woke me up. This time difference is weird because he called yesterday at 11:30 my time (I missed the call) and it was 8:30 p.m. his time, lol. Anyway...point being, I didn't want to get up at 7 a.m. and ended up sleeping until almost 9. I did finally get out the door and to the park for my walk. Then came home, ate breakfast, went to IF and worked out, came home and then took Ernie to the park for a walk. Came home and cleaned and now on the puter but not for long, lol. I definitely got in a good work out.

SUE...keeping my fingers :crossed: for an offer on your home soon. I read somewhere on average it takes a house about 70 days to sale. WTG on getting in the WATP and a bike ride. Now, do you wear a helmet when you ride your bike? I'm debating over getting one. I feel silly wearing one but it's all about safety and not looks.

JANE...that is sweet about the kisses. Aaah, poor Molly...didn't even think about her losing her buddy. Hope you had a nice visit with Joe.

IFONLY...okay, I knew it sounded familiar. I need to get one of those, sounds like loads of fun! Funny, I am the opposite...if I exercise before bedtime I will be wide awake.

NORMA...hope you are feeling better. WTG on the pound...even though it was from you being ill. Not the best way to lose but a loss all the same. :hug: Hmmm, didn't think about the yellow plastic type of ribbon. Don't really like the plastic stuff but I'll check it out and see. :thanks:

Hi to everyone else :wave:

Have a good day ladies!

08-29-2006, 07:58 PM
Hi ladies,

iflonly - I guess I need to get a DDR so I can move more, lol. Like Cristi, exercise revs me up.

Sue - wow, you're a woman with a plan to stay OP. Good going! Did the cabinet guys show? Neal and I were disappointed over and over when we got our house, at guys who were supposed to be here, then weren't. Grr!

Norma - glad to see you! Hey, a pound is a pound, no matter how you lost it, lol. Glad you're feeling better.

Cristi - glad you get to talk to Josh sometimes. With cell phones, web cams, and email, communicating with soldiers is a lot better than it ever was. When my first DH was in Germany, the only way we communicated was through letters. Even with air mail, it took about a week to get a letter, lol.

Little Makenzie is allergic to all nuts, and highly allergic to peanuts, almonds, and hazelnuts. She has to have an Epipen with her at all times, and one has to be left at preschool. Mary has to have a special session with the teachers about it, including a video the teachers should watch. I have rid my house of anything with nuts in any form from my house. This includes my beloved peanut butter that I usually have for breakfast. I'm just not willing to take any chance that she could get ahold of any nut product.

If that isn't bad enough, the twins had to be tested as cystic fibrois carriers :( :( , since their father found out he is a carrier of it. So they had to go have blood drawn today. I don't know much about the disease, and am afraid to research it until we find out more from the lab.

Also, Katie is thinking of moving in with her boyfriend, and I know kids do that, but at age 19, what are the chances she'll stay with him? They seem devoted to each other right now, but still. She's old enough to do what she wants, though, and she is a good kid. I've never had any trouble with her, so I should count my blessings.

In the meantime, my freakin' nerves are shot. :yikes: I've had more to eat than I should have. I don't have any junk food in the house - you know how I feel about that. So I borrowed some from Mary. I got some chips and a candy bar from her, and ate them. :( At least I didn't go buy a bag of chips or a whole package of candy, but I'm mad at myself. I felt so guilty that they didn't even taste good.

Thanks for letting me share. Sorry this was so long.

08-29-2006, 10:26 PM
Jane- No they never showed up. They better be there tomorrow. I just think it is so inconsiderate to not at least call. I know they get behind on jobs, but don't be rude. Geeze. So sorry to hear that you have been stressed. I can certainly understand! You will just get right back on don't feel too guilty. I do know what you mean about food not tasting good when you know you shouldn't have it. :) (but heck..if I get on a binge I don't care if it tastes good or not...I just eat!)

Cristina..Yay for talking to Josh. Did you find out where to send his "goodies?" Neat that V's work gave you so much to send. Hey, you are doing great with all the exercise. I am like you, hoping the scales move on Mon. I am tired of trying and getting no results. (OK, it was only this week...but hey!)

It was gloomy and damp here this evening, but I did take the bike for another spin. The second time my legs felt I am going to have to work up to a longer ride. My plan is to ride in the morning and walk at night. When we move I will lose my walking buddy so I want to get used to riding for longer periods. That will probably be my main exercise. Oh, no I don't wear a helmet..eek, never even crossed my mind.
Nothing going on tomorrow that I am aware of. I will probably come in here and bug you all. :)

08-30-2006, 12:52 AM
Hi all!
Been really busy around here. Trying to deal with a super moody middle schooler. :(

I wish I knew what I'm doing wrong/differently about exercise. In a way, though, I guess it does perk me up... the next day. But immediately after, I have no energy at all. I was locked out of my house weeks ago, had to walk a few miles to get a key. I just wanted to sleep when the door was unlocked.

Sorry about the snacking Jane. I ate way too much for dinner tonight: 2 grilled tuna sandwiches and frenchfries. Got that heavy, bloated, ugh kill me, feeling going on. Couldn't even do any DDR! But, tomorrow's another day. Should be able to get an exercise bike soon and some yoga dvds and books I've been eyeing. So, I think I'm sticking to DDR for kid-bonding/cardio, bike for cardio, and yoga for stretching that will hopefully evolve into pilates or some combo. One of my longterm goals is to be comfy enough to leave the house and enter a pool. I have real issues with jiggling in public, though, no matter how illogical.

08-30-2006, 01:36 AM
Hola Chicas! ;)
How is everybody? Good I hope! :)
Just finished watching Rescue Me, the Season Finale! They left us hanging again! lol.

Anyways, Sorry I've been MIA. I just have not felt like coming online lately. Tonight is the 1st night I've been on.

I just discovered on one of our cats today that he has fleas. :( We went through a very bad case about 3 years or so ago when we were living with the in-laws. It took FOREVER to get rid of them! So I ordered the Frontline Plus (Flea Treatment) today. We bought the flea spray and I bought them some baby shampoo to give them a bath once the flea meds arrive. (Our vet does not recommend using the Flea Shampoo, so we use Baby Shampoo) So whenever the Frontline comes it will be funtime here. Stripping down everything and washing it and all that crap. :rolleyes: Plus washing the two cats too.........that is always lots of fun...................................:p

Anyways. That is the big "exciting" news here. lol. OH and went to the pharmacy today and they almost killed me. Thats all. Gave me the wrong medication. In the correct bottle, correct info and all that, wrong meds inside. Luckily I noticed they were wrong or I may not be here! Needless to say hub is furious! :mad: All I got to say is double check your meds before leaving the pharmacy or the store. Even if you've been going there for years and years and know the pharmacist on a 1st name basis, check it. It can happen to anybody. Lucky I noticed right away they weren't right. The pharmacy was closed but we went to a different pharmacy and they told us it was the wrong medicine. (it was the pharmacy my in-laws go too and have for many years that checked out the medicine for us)

So needless to say the pharmacy that gave us the wrong medicine will be getting phone calls tomorrow. Not only from my husband, but I'm sure from my dr as well once hub calls him letting him know what happened. As it is one heart surgeon that is our friends future fil knows about it and is furious about it and I'm not even his patient!

Anyways..........onto Individuals!

Jane -- OMG. You won't beleive what my husband did the other day. He had a small hole in his jeans. Instead of taking them off, he wore them out! :rolleyes: At first he only put them on to go outside to smoke. Okay, I am okay with that, he had boxers underneath, so no big deal, but he did not change when we went out to eat! MEN! lol. By the time the night was over, the "small hole" was all the way down his leg. (luckily we were home by then) So now he is down to one decent pair of jeans.

And speaking of vets.........When we take our cat to the vets for his annual visit, he is an absolute mess by the time we get him there. He drools, pukes, pees, poops, the works! lol. I usually hand him over carrier and all to the vets office and they have to clean him up even before the vet sees him! lol.....He also has to be given Kitty Valum when he travels any great distances! lol. (like when we moved to NY)

Marti -- I hope you enjoyed your 4 day weekend! ;) I so want to do that. But I know next month we are taking a whole week off. So just have to wait I suppose.............Yeah I think we could try working out after work and see............We haven't gotten a chance to get over there yet and also hub injured his arm pretty bad. So I think we're waiting for him to see the dr first before doing anything. (he sees the dr on Thurs.) ;)

Cristina -- TY for the card! I got it yesterday!!!!!!! :hug: Hub and I took mil to Hallmark a couple weeks ago to get her annual ornaments. I got a few myself althought not sure if we'll even put up our big tree this year or not. We didn't last year since there is really no room for it.

Hub's arm is hurting him too. His is his elbow that he broke years and years ago (before me) so not sure what he did. He has an appt. Thurs. I don't know why I was coughing. Don't know if it was my acid reflux or what. I'm fine now. Very weird. I went through about 48 hrs of you know what and now I'm fine. Must have just been a flare up or something.

Sue -- :goodluck: with the house!

Ifonly -- :wave: Hello.........not sure if I was here when you were here??? anyways. I'm Sassy, hello to you and hope all is well.

Okay I think I'm caught up now. I did read everything but sorry if I didn't reply to every single thing. ;)

I have been doing pretty darn good (if I do say so myself) with eating. Even fil is onboard with healthy eating. Now I just need to get my butt in gear and get to exercising!!!!!!!

I did "Splurge" and have Hot Fudge Cake lastnight...............But I was good, tonight, hub ate his piece and offered 1/2 of his to me, I said, "no thanks" :D

I think I figured this thing out finally..............If I do want something that I really shouldn't have, then I can eat a small portion of it and just modify the rest of my day. EX: if I want a piece of hot fudge cake, okay. But eat a small piece, and cut back on some of the other foods during the day or in my case, night. Also I noticed that eating better makes me feel better. I know that should have been a "duh" but okay so I am a tad bit on the slow side. lol.

We even ate out lastnight. I had shrimp and scallops with Garlic Mashed potatoes, but I didn't even eat 1/2 the potatoes. (only had a few bites) I did eat some bread though. I had a nice salad with Italian Vinegrette and NO DESSERT! ;)

We even bought some stuff to make our own pizza's so we can control what goes on it! I got Roasted Red Peppers and Canadian Bacon for mine.........So what we'll do is the rest of the day we'll make sure we eat "better" so the pizza won't put us totally over.................I think I got the idea right???????

Tonight we had Grilled Chicken and mac. salad. (small portion of mac salad) I should have eaten a veggie but we forgot to pick one up. (my bad) :(

So this is what I have had for today:

1 hotdog (w/ reg. mustard and onions)
1 small soda

2 small grilled chicken
Mac. Salad (about 1 cup?)

and now I'm drinking a beer. Okay not a good thing, but I rarely ever drink and I doubt I will drink it all.................

That is all so far...................

Question................Do Zucchini's have Carbs???????????? I almost got that instead of the Garlic Mashed Pot. lastnight but wasn't sure if they would be any better???????

Okay I have rambled a bit, eh? Sorry about that............lolllllllllllllll

Have a Good Day/Afternoon/Night Whatever it is in your "neck" of the woods! lol.


08-30-2006, 02:39 AM
Jane: I don't know what I'd do if the grandkids had that type of allergy to nuts. How scarey. As for the cystic fibrosis, I had a friend whose daughter had it. I will pray to God that the test comes out negative.

Cristina: I'll bet you were on cloud 9 with the call from Josh. I loved hearing from my boys when they were over there. When Larry was in Somalia and they dragged that soldier through the street I about had a heart attack. My son knew that since he was in the area, that I wouldn't be doing well, so he called me collect. It cost me $75 for 3 minutes to know my son was alive and well. Best money I ever spent!

Sue:Sorry about losing your walking buddy. Can you listen to books on tape? I don't have an outdoor bike but it sounds like fun, especially if the weather is nice.

Ifonly: I'm with you on the bathing suit. Maybe one of these days I'll feel confortable. I hope moody schooler is doing better.

Sassy: Thanks for the pharmacy tip. I picked up my blood pressure pills and they were the wrong shape and color. I was terrified to take one. I couldn't get back until the next day to ask the pharmacist. They changed suppy companies and the generic was different. I'm glad I asked though.

Sue: A soak in a hot tub will help the wobbly legs. I hope the cabinet people show up soon.

Marti: Where are you? It doesn't take that long to go to the store!

Thanks for all the well wishes. I feel much better. I still don't know what it was. I got a perm today and I told my hairdresser that I want to go blonde next spring when I've lost all this weight. No more grey. I'm going to be called Grandma Hottie!

Bless wishes to you all

08-30-2006, 12:42 PM
Just popping in to say Hi and tell you how nice it is to be able to visualize Jane's house and "going to town" when she posts! We had such a great time and I'm planning to go back one of these days. I've already checked out SYR/ORD/EVV flights and they work! That's Syracuse/Chicago/Evansville.


eeeh, that is my hometown. lol

08-30-2006, 12:45 PM
Just poppin' in to say Hello! Not sure what to say except that. Just getting ready to hit the books since it is POURING here.

08-30-2006, 12:48 PM
Good Morning Ladies!!

Getting ready to go to work. I absolutely LOVED my four days off. I need to schedule more of those!! At least it's only three days and then I have a three day weekend due to Labor Day. Although, I may go in to catch up on stuff.

Cristi--I didn't know that Hallmark hosted open houses? When do they do that? We have a couple Hallmarks in Eugene and that would be fun. How wonderful that you got to talk to Josh. Even if you did lose some sleep I'm sure it was so worth it!

Jane--You are an amazing grandma! Clearing the house of all nut products. Poor little MaKenzie. We've had many children getting tested for Allergies, and I've noticed a lot of positive nut allergens. I can't begin to imagine what all contains nuts! Give her some hugs for me would ya? And don't beat yourself up so much over the snacking. As you said, you didn't buy your own bag.....and it's understandable w/the stress you're going through. And, you said it didn't taste that good, so now you got it out of your system and will do fine from here on out. We're all going to have slip ups. And we're all going to feel guilty. We just all need to learn from them. Hugs to you Jane!:hug:

Sue--I can't believe you're getting rain! Our temps were down yesterday....high was 78 or so, but by the weekend, it's suppose to get up into the 90's again. I wouldn't mind seeing a little rain. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you get an offer on your house!

Norma--Glad that you're feeling better. Nothing like spending all day in bed. (although, that sounds great to me right now!) Love the "grandma hottie" thing. :D I'm thinking of going in and getting a color done professionally when I reach goal too. That's if I EVER reach goal!!

Ifonly--I hate that kind of feeling that you described after eating too much. I feel that way a lot it seems. Should give me a hint that I'm overeating and to mellow out! Glad to hear that the DDR is giving you lots family bonding time and exercise to boot!

Sassy--Wow, a whole week off from work! I would LOVE that!! What are your plans for that week?? As for the carbs in Zucchinni, I would have no idea. I wouldn't think that it had much. Possibly less than potatoes. I'm sure there are carb counters out there, maybe google it and check it out.

Hello to all our MIA ladies!!

MaryKate, Angie, Jules, Robin, Michelle, ......ok, so I started to write the names individually, but I can't remember them all! So if you're reading this.....Hello and hope to hear from you soon! We miss you!

Ok....I need to get off of here and get some things done before work.
You all have a great Wednesday!

08-30-2006, 12:50 PM
Hi Nixxie!!

You posted while I was writing my novel. You can write what ever comes to mind when posting. Take your time and just read for a bit if you want...and pop in when you're ready!

Glad to have you hear!:hug:

08-30-2006, 02:20 PM
Just a quickie hi--lot's of stressful stuff but things seem to be getting better--computer at home is acting up--hope it didn't catch a "bug" from SUe's computer (J/K Sue)--may have to call those computer nerds!!

I'll try to be back later tonight after I work out at the gym. BTW I quit Slim-n-Tone and started at Gold's on last Friday--I am really liking it.

08-30-2006, 05:35 PM
Hello ladies and a good Wednesday to you all...

JANE...hugs to you :hug: I can relate to the stress for sure. You'll be fine though, just remember what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. I am praying that the cystic fibrosis tests come back negative. I have to say about Katie moving in with her boyfriend...I moved in with DH#1 when I was 19 (turned 20 a month later) and we were married for 12 years until of course you know what happened. I think Katie has a good head on her shoulders and she will be fine. But I know too as mothers we will always worry and stress over our babies. And they will always be our babies.

JULES...I am SO HAPPY to see you posting again! :carrot: I have really missed you. :hug: And how are you liking the gym? And having a persoanl trainer? I'm so jealous...would love to have a persoanl trainer to whip me in shape. Anyway, glad you are back.

SASSY...UGH! I hated the ending of Rescue Me! Of course we know thought that Tommy can't die because he is the show. But the whiney cousins wife, ugh. I think her time is up. We'll see...but I do love that show, my favorite...too funny. Glad you caught the mistake of the meds...that is too scarey. A whole week off eh? Yeah, what do you have planned? Can't answer anything about zucchini...not a fan of it except in the bread I had a couple of times, tastes like carrot cake.

IFONLY...I know the feeling all too well also. Why do we do that to ourselves? I haven't in a while, which is good. But when Josh first joined the Army I was a wreck. About being tired after you take vitamins?

SUE...well, I hope those darn cabinet men made it today. I don't know why they never seem to call. If they say they are going to be there then they should be there or at least call and say they are not. WTG on your biking but sorry you will lose your walking partner.

NORMA...glad you are feeling better. All this talk about coloring the grey when I decided no more coloring for me! We'll see how long that lasts, lol. I only have a little grey at the temples and my hair is light colored anyway it just kind of blends in, not so noticable. I agree about the phone calls...I don't care how much it cost it IS money well spent! hearing from Josh puts a smile on my face that lasts for days!

MARTI...glad you enjoyed your four days off and that you have a short week this week! Most of the Hallmarks around here always have an Open House in July for the Christmas ornament preview and if I remember correctly, I think they have another one in November. They send me things in the mail because I have one of their member cards. It's free and you get points for buying anything. I usually get 3-5 certificates a year. Once you get so many points. The certificates range from $5-15 depending on the points you have. The crappy thing, sort of is you get points for buying anything in the store, more if you buy Hallmark products but the certificates can only be used on stuff with the Hallmark name. Still not bad because I buy a lot of cards and they come in handy. And yes, it was worth losing sleep over just to talk with Josh. It is so good to hear his voice and I think he misses us so I know it's good for him to hear mine.

HI and :welcome: Nixxie!as Marti said...feel free to share anything with us. Looking forward to getting to know you.

Hi to everyone else!

Again, I didn't want to get up. For some reason I wake up at about 5 every morning (but not completely awake) and toss and turn until my alarm goes off at 7. Turn it off and then turn over and go to sleep and not want to get up-ugh, it's killing me! I should just get up when I start doing that but it is too early and I don't think I would make it through the day. Anyway, got up and went to the park for a 1.5 mile walk, came did a couple of things and then was off to It Figures. I am really getting pumped up about exercising-it's about time! So feeling pretty good about that. Now I need to go vacuum and start a load of laundry. Try to get that done before gettingon the computer but it was lunch time and I got on while I ate my tuna sandwich, which by the way was very good. Anyway, going to go do that now and then later get a couple of packages ready to send to his address and I hope it doesn't take too long to get there. He's heading out to do some icky business the middle of Sept. :( A lot of praying going on in this house. Anywho...

Take care ladies and I hope everyone is having a wonderful day!

08-30-2006, 06:21 PM
Hi Ladies! :wave:

Norma -- YW hon. Wow how scary, at least yours wasn't a mistake! Hub called and talked too the Pham. Manager today and she was shocked (she wasn't the one who filled it) and was VERY appologetic and said she would replace it immediately.

I want to get a perm. Only thing is I haven't yet found a hairdresser in OH (I'm originally from IN) that I trust enough to give me

Hello and Welcome, Nixxie! This is a wonderful place so just feel free to take your shoes off, grab your fav. beverage and be right at home!

Marti -- Glad you had a good time off! As for us on our vacation, we have decided to just jump in the car and go wherever it may take us!!!!!!!! So we do not know exactly where we are going! lollllll.

Jules --- *Doesth my eyes deceive me?* JULESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! Glad to see you! We missed ya! :hug: I hope your 'puter didn't catch the "bug"........;)

Cristina -- I know that is exactly what I said too. There is no way they will kill off the main character! But hub thought maybe he might get injured or something like that?????? I dunno.......have to wait to tune in next season! GRRRRR! That show is SO addicting!!!!

The answer to the Zucchini Question.............It has a total of 9 Carbs for one large Raw Zucchini, but 4 of those is Dietary Fiber, so I think don't you subtract those? Anyways, not a lot of carbs. Esp. since potatoes have 26 g. for one Med. Raw. and they have 3 dietary fiber.

So you learn something everyday, eh? Here is the link if you want to look up your fav. Veggie:

08-30-2006, 10:09 PM
Hi ladies,

Jules!!!! I'm so glad to see you posting. :hug: You have been Very Very missed! Gold's Gym, huh? You Go Girl!!! That sounds great, and it will make you feel better, too.

Nixxie - omg, I live about 35 miles north of Evansville. What took you all the way from E'ville to Sweden? I'm appalled at the way Eastland Mall has gone downhill! All the good stores are moving to Burkhart Road. Just went to Gordman's for the first time last week, and got some decorations for fall. I wanted to go to the new Pier 1, but ran out of time.

Sue - these darn contractors are just too independent! They know they have us by the short hairs, and are in such a demand, that they can do whatever they want. Phooey! Hey, girlie, get a helmet, ok? Don't want to be reading about you in the Indianpolis Star!

Ifonly - middle-schoolers should all be shipped to an island somewhere until they reach about.... 25, lol. I truly think middle school is the worst for kids. They're trying to find their own identity, and yet fit in just like everyone else. About the pool, I finally got to the point where I just go have fun. If nothing else, I serve as the one who makes everyone else feel slim. One of these days, I hope that changes.

Norma - I keep thinking I'm going to go grey. In fact, I told my stylist today that I was going to let it go. But then, I get too scared to do that. What to do, what to do????? Did you get ahold of your DIL? Hope she joins us soon.

Marti - ty, friend. Oh man, I'm so glad you got 4 days off, and have 3 more coming up. Any special plans for labor day?

Cristi - all the JLs will be praying for Josh, Cristi. :hug: And you can come here any time and we'll share your worry, ok? About Katie, yes, you're right, she does have a good head on her shoulders. I think she and Clint are a good couple, and they have so much in common. It's just hard to think of the "baby" leaving the nest. <sniff> I wake early, too, sometimes, and have learned that I feel better if I go ahead and get up, then take a nap later. That might work for you.

Sassy - my old neighbor had a 4 y/o son who needed a liquid med, and the pharmacy forgot to delete the elixer!! Yowza, that caused lots of trouble. You just don't know who to trust anymore. Wow, you get lots of vacation time. I'm happy for you. :cp: Yep, portion control is key.

Hello to everyone else reading this.

I've calmed down quite a bit from yesterday. There's no use borrowing trouble, and if worse comes to worse, Mary is going to need me to be strong. We don't know how long it will take for the lab to get the results.

I got my hair trimmed today, and it feels a lot better. I do think I'm going to start using temporary dye, so that if I decide to go grey, it can just eventually wash out.

Reminder: tomorrow is our last day before Friday's weigh-in, for anyone who joined Suzanne's August Forum-wide Weigh in challenge.

Have a good one, ladies. :hug:

08-30-2006, 11:30 PM
Well, I didn't come here and bug you gals. Got a little busy with riding the bike, WATP and walking. Also had a good friend come over for a visit this afternoon. Then Mom came and left me her little dog, which I am sitting for this week-end. Such a cute solid black pom, weighs 5 pounds.
Yes, the guys came today and we are in the process of getting counter tops. So far it looks good.
Almost moving day here....finally!

Welcome to all the newbies and I do hope you have found a home here with us.

Individuals tomorrow...I promise.

08-30-2006, 11:32 PM
Jules Welcome back. You were missed. I hope things are well with you and yours!

08-31-2006, 01:17 AM
Hi Jane.

Yeah the pharm. even called again to let us know they are refunding us our money as well. ;) Only $10 (our copay) but hey $10 is $10. ;)

I don't really get that much vacation time hon. Remember I only work 4 days (nights) a week. So I get off 3 days off a week. So I'm only in reality taking off 3 days (nights) off from work the last week of Sept. Its just the days (nights) we are taking off + our normal nights off, makes it a full week off.

Have a Great Night Everybody.

08-31-2006, 04:12 AM
I'm sorry ladies but I have to brag. I completed one month as of today on counting calories and some (but not enough) exercise. I filled in the FitDay body log. I have lost 6 inches. I can see the lbs on the scale, but I couldn't see it on this blimp of a body. When I took my measurements tonight, I was shocked. I am getting smaller! This was the motivation I was needing. Sometimes I couldn't see how one month of dieting was doing any good. This was what I was needing to see.

Cristina:My package to Afganistan took 3 weeks. So don't be surprised. I was in the Army myself (back when they had WACS) and my mother was a War Mother. It was a national group. They would send me things and it was always packed in popcorn. That way I got to eat even the packing. LOL It all was inside of a large bag with a tie inside the box.

Jane: I have finally gone all grey and white. I used to keep my brown hair a ash blonde. When I get skinny, I don't want to look old any more. Besides I've gotten used to the light color around my face, even if it is white.

Sue: I'm glad to hear the cabinet people finally arrived. Tell them their payment will be as prompt!

Sassy: That's decent that they refunded your money. That's cheaper than a law suit had you taken the wrong meds and suffered from it.

Marti: Welcome back!

Hello to Ifonly, Jules, and Nexxie

You all have a great morning!

08-31-2006, 07:58 AM
*read around my mistakes. Been in Swedish class all day*


I haven't been home in almost 2 years. I can't wait to:

Drive an auto
Go to the mall
eat a chulupa from Taco Bell
drink a magarita that doesn't cost 10$
go to the store at 2am just because I can!
Buy Clothing that fits
and meet my family and friends again.
and two words
TARGET and DEB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!l

What has brought me to Sweden...

Once upon a time I met a boy who lived in a land far far away where they said things like "Bork Bork" and "hurdy durdy"*.

Isn't that the begining of every story?

I heard that some of the stores at eastland mall were hmm...upphör...:?: stopping...gee, that isn't right...(sorry, my english has become really bad). My best friend lives in Newburgh and she keeps me updated on everything that is going on. She said that I won't know Burkhart Road when I get to see it (I almost typed "when I get to seeing it. Swedish...*sigh*)

I am guessing that it is still warm there. It is around 70F here. Never got above 85F which I am grateful for. The heat and hmm...steamy conditions in Evansville really made me uncomfortable. I will however miss the sun rising at 3:30am and setting at 10:30pm:) . It was only dark here for about an hour a day durning june and juli before the sun started going up again. On the other end of that is the winter....sun rising at 8-8:30am and setting at 3-3:30pm:( .

*Swedes really don't say those things and actually the Swedish Chef sounds more Danish than Swedish:)

08-31-2006, 11:22 AM
Good morning ladies...:coffee:

This will be a quickie because we are on #50 now, and I don't know how to start a new thread! :o I'm so lame...

I had the bladder infection from **** yesterday, and felt awful, but the antibiotics are kicking in today and I'm starting to feel more human again.

Jane, sorry to hear about the little one's allergies to nuts :( You are a very devoted and careful grandma to comb through your cupboards like that to make sure she doesn't get any by accident. Is her allergy so severe that you'll have to watch for labels that say, "this product was produced on a machine that also processes nuts" and things like that? And I'm keeping good thoughts and prayers that the other test for CF comes out negative. :hug:

Nixxie, welcome! I followed some of your links and wandered on to your My Space page...mine is very Spartan, so far, but I'm working on it slowly. I signed up to keep in touch with my sons (15 y o lives with his dad during the week and comes to my house every weekend, 20 y o lives here in town, and 23 y o is in the Air Force halfway across the country). I was checking out some of the bands you like -- I have rather eclectic tastes, but we do like some of the same stuff. Do you like Tool? We are going to see them this Saturday night (Hubby the Technogeek, 15 y o son, and 20 y o son -- just a Wholesome Family Fun evening, hehe). Saw NIN with the boys last September, just a couple of days after my birthday, great show.

Oops, gotta fly! They changed Tim's lunchtime to 10 am (he hates it, since he has to work until 4 pm, it's just too darn early). Anyway, I promised I'd bring him lunch today. Hi to everybody else, and I'll try to get back on later today...

08-31-2006, 12:17 PM
We've hit the end.....lets go to #210!