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09-14-2006, 08:16 AM
Hey Girls!

Just time for a quickie this rainy Thursday morning. I thought I'd have the morning off, and already have the washer chugging away, but Cindy just called to say she'd been up all night with Maggie. Seems Audrey has passed that nasty virus back to her and she's been up all night throwing up. :( What's going on with my babies!!!!

So what's happening in your neck of the woods today?

09-14-2006, 08:56 AM
Our neck of the woods is soggy and into the second day of rain. :rain: We really need it though as it's been a dry summer. The lads at the long Horn have been whining a lot about dry land. :(

Cottage, I hope Maggie and Audrey stop passing that bug back and forth soon!

The Girls and I had a lovely quiet day yesterday. I sorted bills, caught up on filing and even managed a nap. Today I have to go to the lawyer for a copy of my POA, pick up temprament certificates for the Girls from the vet so they can visit NOT as part of TheraPaws. I have to go back to H's old place to get some clothes that were in the laundry and get a refund cheque! :cb: It'll be another Ruthie Roadrunner day and The Girls will be giving me that mournful look when I pick up my car keys. I plan to scoot out to the home with Lucy late in the day to get her accustomed to visiting the new place.

Right now I am going to soak in the tub with my second cup of coffee and contemplate my future! :lol:

Come and chat a bit! :cofdate:

09-14-2006, 09:06 AM
Good morning everyone. It is gorgeous here. A nice cooler 62 right now and supposed to be sunny and in the 80's today. Even though I have been up since 1 AM (had a nightmare about you know what and couldn't go back to sleep and didn't want to wake Jack so I came downstairs) I am behind today and only have my morning chores done. I like to get out and walk in the early morning after it is light and before all the kids get out on the sidewalks waiting for busses because the little cusses won't move for you.

Well Jack is off to work. He has today and tomorrow and that is it for about 6-8 weeks. He had one of his "flushing" incidents from his niacin this morning. He takes an ibuprophen about an hour before the niacin to prevent this, but it doesn't always work. He turned bright red and said his body was tingling like bugs crawling all over him. I told him to sit and wait until it past just in case so he did. I have been awake since 1 AM having had a nightmare and not being able to sleep after that so I am pretty tired this morning. I have a lot to do though so I am going to get it done and then nap if there is time. I put a couple cornish game hens with rotisserie seasoning in the crockpot for dinner. I had to remove the skin from mine for SB and good thing they are a tight fit as mine just flopped open like a loose woman :o since she didn't have any skin to hold her together! I could have tied her all up, but when I put them in side by side they fit tight enough I didn't have to do that. I always put about 1/2 can ff chicken broth in the bottom so I have good basting juices.

Cottage: Hope the little ones get to feeling better once and for all. Must be hard on mom to deal with.

Ruth: You seem to be always running someplace. Hope you can get all those errands run. If you find time, slip by my house and clean my deck and patio furniture. It needs to be done before the family get here and I am running out of time. Thanks! :) :) :) :)

I am off to get my New Balance on and my walking clothes. Everyone have a great day and take care of yourselves.


09-14-2006, 10:48 AM
:rain: :rain: :rain: GO AWAY!!! :lol: It rained all day yesterday and more of the same much for cutting the grass!

Ruth: Just a few of those last details and then you can settle in again to a more normal routine with H!

Cottage: I hope this is the last go around for that nasty bug the girls have been dealing with!

Gma: Sending good vibes to you to be strong and that Jack gets well!

Today I'm making the girls dinners and packing them up to go to the dog sitters while me and DH take a long weekend out to Asheville, NC.. I am sooo looking forward to getting into the mountains and driving the Blue Ridge Hwy! So far we are going to Biltmore, and a 5 hour train ride through the Blue ridge..I booked us into the "club cars" kinda like 1st class accomodations after the train ride, we have dinner reservations at ....
We're leaving early tomorrow and will be back on Monday

09-14-2006, 11:06 AM
Good morning!
Tomorrow I have an informational appointment at Curves. Goodness knows why I didn't do this at the beginning of my 3 weeks off work, rather than the last day...

Blue Ridge Mountains sounds good! though now I'm going to we singing "Country Roads" in my head all day long. :lol:

09-14-2006, 11:10 AM
cottage - I hate those stomach bugs. Hopefully this will be the last round of it.

Ruth - You are busy as always. Have a great day!

gma - It's in the 60's here today too although we should reach 90 again. I'm enjoying the coolness in the afternoon but I'm a wimp when it comes to the cold and would rather have the mornings a little warmer. Maybe it's time to put shorts away? Hope you sleep better tonight. I was having weird dreams last night that kept me awake just a bit.

schatzi - Sounds like a fun weekend! Have a great time.

Can I get you gals to send some of that rain this way? Actually we may get some on Sunday but we are still so dry that we still have burn bans and they are talking about moving to stage 4 water rationing next month. I hope it doesn't come to that.

Busy day of work today and then Roundtable tonight. I had a meeting last year with all the camp directors in our Council. Our district has the biggest camp and they are hoping we can grow it from 550 boys to 800! I don't even know where we would find room in the park for a couple of hundred new boys (plus new chaperones and additional staff that would be required). I guess we will see what happens. We need to have a patch and tshirt designed to submit for voting in the November meeting. I guess I need to find out who has done it in the past.

09-14-2006, 11:12 AM
Me too, Rebel. It's an "ear worm"! I even remember the chords!

It's pouring rain at the moment so Lucy The Portuguese BEach Dog and I are still at home. We will try for the lawyer, vet and nursing home run this afternoon if it clears a bit.

It's starting to feel like a spinach and lentil soup day! Rebel posted a new recipe amd it looks pretty quick and easy.

09-14-2006, 11:14 AM
Hi, rebel! Now I've got Country Roads going through my head.

09-14-2006, 11:44 AM
Morning gals!

I have a "bonus" day at home today, because Megan's daycare is closed. The husband of the woman who runs it had an accident with his table saw on Sunday, so he is having surgery today. Can you imagine the pain?? So, we are home. I think we are going to get together with a friend for a playdate.

Cottage Those poor girlies! There is just nothing worse, especially when you think they are on the mend and they aren't.

Ruth Busy, busy, busy!!

Barb I have been loving the cool mornings. Both my girls needed a light jacket the other morning, it was great!

Me- Working to get my eating under control. I had a very good weekend foodwise and then my birthday hit on Monday. :hb: I had dessert THREE times!!! My DH made a delicious steak dinner, which was fine, but I overate the legal stuff. I was miserable when I woke up on Tuesday. I have been off and on with the program. We need to find a way to bottle that motivation and fire that we have when we start a weightloss program, so when we are feeling weak, we can keep going!! I am determined not to give up!!!!! I am disappointed in that it wa very realistic for me to have met my goal weight by my b-day, but I am also realistic enough to know that we all hit bumps in the road and that I WILL do this!!

Yuck- I smell a very poopy diaper- gotta go!!!!

09-14-2006, 12:00 PM
I usually walk around with whatever one of the songs on my current walking CD is. I used a Napster combo songs CD we burned and I all I could hear in my head all afternoon and all night was Neil Sedaka singing Next Door to an Angel! I went to the bathroom at around 11 PM and it was driving me so nuts I started singing Amazing Grace! :lol: Didn't work, I ended up with the Angel singing Amazing Grace....:D

Schatzi: We were supposed to be one our way to Indiana last night and go to a Chicago CUBS game today. I am so bummed because we had to cancel. For one thing, I miss my son and dil and also I LOVE Chicago. I would rather have a healthy husband though and we have decided to go to Nashville in December for a weekend by ourselves and go shopping for Christmas at Opry Mills. Have a fun fun time with you hubby! I am not an outdoors person. My idea of roughing it is Holiday Inn instead of the Hilton! :lol:

I have to run! Glad to see all is going well with everyone. I am on day 4 and doing great. I did my half hour walk and will eventually work up to longer. I swim all summer and walk in the fall so it is always hard to start walking again because swimming is so easy for m.


09-14-2006, 12:03 PM
Hi ladies -

So yesterday was a good day. I kept careful account of everything I ate and how I felt, logged it into fitday (as best I could) and was somewhere between 1200 and 1400 cals which is my goal - Did 60 mins of cardio yesterday morning and then my BF and I had a healthy date, went to yoga (it was his first time) and then to a local macrobiotic restaurant... he unfortunately didn't appreciate the food all that much, but I sure loved it and it felt SO healthy - So today is another day and if I can just make it through today staying on track I'll be good!

Kiko - you can't beat yourself up too much for splurging on your bday, and I understand, my 25th is in a month and a half and I don't think I'll make my 135 goal, just going to take it one day and at a time and see where that takes me

Cottage - your poor kiddos! They just can't shake the sickies can they?

Ruthie Roadrunner - I know I keep posting this but man we need some rain here desperately, one of the worst draughts ever, the lake is so low... so if you wouldn't mind lending us a soggy day...

Faye - hang in there, you are definitely in my prayers! Had to giggle when you were describing the hen, teehee

Schatzi - I'm jealous! I've always wanted to visit Asheville, hear it's a great place!

Rebel - Awe atleast you're heading there at all, you should give yourself a pat on the back for taking the initiative

Barb - Us too, we are in such a draught right now! And it seems like everyone but us is getting it, it's like there's this bubble around Austin, my poor lawn is so brown and the lakes are so low... we have burn bans too

Hope the rest of you beachers have a great day!

09-14-2006, 12:45 PM
exercise and whining :lol:

for the last 7 years (until 2006) I worked out at a gym regularly. Not as much as some of the people here, but regularly and loved it. I
haven't gone since Winter because
1) I lay sick and moaning on the mat for over an hour and no one came
over to ask if I was OK or needed anything etc.
2) a young person aged 39, had a heart arrythmia
and DIED while working out there. It probably was the kind of thing
that was so fast it could have happened anywhere, even if someone had
started CPR immediately, but still...

In 2004 and in 2005 I walked the 3Day ( - 60 mile 3 day walk to raise funds to fight breast cancer. I was supposed to walk this year, (60 in '06! 3Day for the 3rd time!) but had to drop out in April for medical reasons :(: So I not only stopped training for the 3Day, I stopped even walking at all for no reason other than my own negative thinking.

So it's about time I started things up again!

09-14-2006, 01:06 PM
Rebel - You can do it! Been exploring a lot on the forum and exercise is not so important for weight loss as it is for maintaining - sure it's great for weight loss but you'll just gain it all right back if you don't exercise to maintain - Just take it one day at a time - don't think about walking every day for a week just think about walking today

09-14-2006, 01:36 PM
The sun finally came back! It was drizzley and 68 yesterday. BRRRRR!!!! September is supposed to still be hot! It'll be in the lower 80s the next few days but after that, highs in the 60s again. I've already dragged out my fleece Ho Ho Ho jammies! I loathe the cold!

So I believe I have found the diet for me. I've combined SBD, WW, and the Abs Diet and it seems to be working for me. I've lost 3 lbs since Monday. I'm going to post my Spicy Lentil Soup recipe in the recipe section for those who love spicy food. SO YUMMY! I've been living on it!

I have to get my bridesmaid dress fitted today but I'm also going to get fitted for a bra. Anyone else see the re-airing of Oprah's Bra Boutique episode the other day? I'm now obsessed. 94% of the women in her audience wore the wrong size bra! So now I want to make sure that I get the right size bra because all those girls in her audience got bras that fit and hiked those puppies up! Mine definitely could use some hiking! :o

Hope everyone has a great day and that the rain stops where it's still raining!


09-14-2006, 01:42 PM
Howdy Weezle! I'm so curious about your spicy lentil soup! I love spicy stuff and wanted to find something to cook for dinner tonight so post away!

09-14-2006, 01:54 PM
Weird... I must not have posted a recipe in awhile. I posted it to the Ph2 Soups and Stews, and it thanked me for posting, and then said that it would post after a moderator approves it or something. Well I'm posting it here too dangit.

1 cup dry lentils
1 cup no sugar added tomato sauce (I used Light Ragu)
6 cups vegetable broth
1 dry habanero chili, diced - no oil
2 garlic cloves - minced fine
1 tsp black pepper
1 serving smoked sundried tomato - no oil

Combine all in a pot and simmer for 60-90 minutes or until thick and the lentils are soft.

09-14-2006, 02:05 PM
Hello everyone - having a good day but so busy here at work - hopefully I will be able to post later.

Glad to see everyone is doing well.

Ruth - have no idea how you keep going all the time

Weezle - would love to try the soup

Faye - that is my daughter's middle name - love it - as always you and jack are in my prayers - keep us posted

hear my boss yelling my name - better run


09-14-2006, 02:19 PM
Weezie, darlin! :hug: We changed how recipes get posted in the forum... We did a major clean up there and want to keep a better eye on what goes in since we had stuff under the wrong categories, SB unfriendly ingredients, no serving info, incomplete, or some that "looked good" but not tried (and then people try it and post that it didnt taste good or come out the way the recipe stated) ..So now "MammaMod" Ruth gets a email to check the recipe out before it goes out to the chicks!

09-14-2006, 02:20 PM
I just approved Weezle's Soup Recipe and moved it to Phase I Soups and Stews.

It's still pouring rain here! I did get to the lawyer and then came home to soup for lunch - not home made, alas! I ran out of time. If the rain stops this afternoon, Lucy and I will go to the vet and then go visit Harry. I just can't imagine taking a soaking wet dog into a nursing home!

It's such a fall-like day but the weather is supposed to go back to summer for the weekend! Yippee! I'm not quite ready for fall!

09-14-2006, 02:31 PM
Does anyone else love plain yoghurt? It used to taste weird to me and not sweet enough but after you acquire the taste for it it's delicious!

09-14-2006, 02:50 PM
I love yogurt too.

So what did you have at the macrobiotic restaurant? all I can picture of macrobiotic diets is brown rice.

09-14-2006, 04:37 PM
Does anyone else love plain yoghurt? It used to taste weird to me and not sweet enough but after you acquire the taste for it it's delicious!

I like plain yogurt much better than I used to, but I still add a little Splenda and flaxseed to dress it up. Try the FAGE Greek yogurt -- it's thicker and creamier than Dannon or other varieties. Really delicious, even without any flavoring.

09-14-2006, 05:29 PM
Good afternoon gals! I am beginning to think someone has it in for me. Jack's heart, then the car ac fan motor went out, then the stove oven door issue , then I found out from my home warranty people that my dryer is not on the fritz it is plugged up in the wall vent so I have to pay for that, then for the past week we have gotten no mail and I am trying to find out why and all I get is a run around. I am trying not to get stressed out, but darn it, I don't have time to deal with inept mailmen, broken appliances or the stupid car breaking down in some way. I am just worried that someone in a change of address for us to get at our mail. Don't know why they'd want it, I have pretty much bankrupted us trying to pay bills ahead so there isn't much left anywhere to steal! :lol: I have 3 Netflix movies that didn't show up over a week ago so I had to put them in as lost today then my sister sent me money for my birthday on Monday and since I haven't gotten the mail, I haven't gotten her card so I am worried about that. I told her if the mailman doesn't give me a straight answer tomorrow I will let her know so she can stop payment on the check.

Ruth: Oh darn, I guess there's just no time for my deck, huh? Guess I am going to have to do it myself tomorrow! :lol: I couldn't help teasing you, you seem to always have so much on your plate and still take on more so I thought you wouldn't mind a bit of deck cleaning! :lol:

RMT: Faye is actually my middle name. Unfortunately my first name is Modonna. Yeah, that's right as in the rock star only mine is spelled different and I HAD IT FIRST!!!! My father's sister was killed as a young adult and so they named me after her. It was that or Fredericka and I am not sure which one would have been worse. Of course, I was in Junior High when the Beatle's Lady Madonna came out so I had to live with the jokes about babies at my breast. I am the talk of the town everytime I go into a bank, have to give my driver's license for a check, etc. We went shopping at the commissary a month ago and were checking out and one of the OTHER checkers, said "Hi, Modonna." Our checker burst out laughing and then the checker said that was my real name and the one checking us out didn't believe her so I had to pull out my license and prove it. They all remember me because of my name. I am probably one of the few people in my graduating class that EVERYONE remembers just because of my name! It is a cross I have to bear! :D

Weezle: Bras were an evil product of men to make us miserable. I hate the darn things and am loosy goosy in the house all the time. Of course men seem to think that breasts are God's answer to a prayer and my husband is no exception and is always getting me to buy expensive and uncomfortable fancy lace bras. I have huge boobs that don't like being stuffed into a bra with underwire or a bunch of scratchy lace. When I do find one I like, it ends up being discontinued or something. At least we don't still have to wear corsets! :^:

Sarah: I am my family's resident comedienne so I am glad you liked my description of what Jack calls a mutant chicken. I am anxious for Jack to get home because she is all nice and cooked and ready to eat as is her sister. I didn't know how well it would do without the skin and if the spices would hang onto the meat or just slide off, but it tastes great.

Well Jack should be home any minute so I guess I better go. I keep hoping the stupid whirlpool people will answer my email about where the door switch is located on the stove as our schematics don't show it and Jack can't find it. He could probably replace it if he knew where it was. Ahh, well, nothing else has gone right so I guess I should just sit back and relax. At least my cleaning is all on time so at least something has gone right. Have a good evening girls and I will talk to you tomorrow!


09-14-2006, 06:18 PM
RMT, if you try it, let me know what you think! It's very yummy soup but HOT.

Hi Schnatzoid! That makes sense about the recipe forums. I was just really confused. Sorry it's so rainy there!!! :hug:

Thank you Ruthie! And sorry it's so rainy THERE. Sheesh. Hopefully we don't have a bunch of Beacher Chicks that get depressed because it's so rainy!

Sarah, I loathe plain yogurt. I don't know what it is. I just can't get used to it. I can use it in recipes, I can mix it with stuff, and I do ok. I just don't like to eat it plain. It's one of those things... some people don't like beer, but I do. :D Good for you though for taking the time to get used to it. I'm not that patient.

Gma, I have pretty big knockers myself. Found out today that indeed I WAS wearing the wrong size bra. I just paid ridiculous amounts of money on 2 bras, but I do feel more supported. I agree, men spend way too much thought on boobs (and not enough money.) The funny thing... you said at least we don't have to wear corsets. I'm stuffing myself into one tonight when I go back for my dress fitting! (I forgot to take my shoes when I went the first time.) Tie me up, suck me in, perk my girls up, and squeeze me into that dress!

Better run. Time to teach piano! Have a great night chicks!


09-14-2006, 06:26 PM
Rebel - Well last night it was pretty much just quinoa, lentils and greens, but man they do a killer Mexican food night, had a good Guatamalen night one time and am trying their Indian night tomorrow!

Sunlit - Do they make a FF version of it? I love the fact that my Stonyfield Farm brand makes a natural FF verison that's only 80 calories.

Faye - When it rains it pours huh? Just stay strong and don't let food be your comfort.

Weezle - Yeah I understand, there are certain foods that I learned to love because of the Beach, but there are others that I'l just never acquire a taste for (olives, saurkraut to name a few)

09-14-2006, 06:34 PM
Weezle - Yeah I understand, there are certain foods that I learned to love because of the Beach, but there are others that I'l just never acquire a taste for (olives, saurkraut to name a few)
Good! More for me! I like anchovies too! :lol:

I'm back from a wonderful visit to H. where Lucy lept up on his bed, he hugged her and she shwoered him with doggy kisses! Great to see the response from both of them. I have a chicken roastinf right now for dinner. Can you smell the garlic? When you have over 7,000 garlic plants ......

And it's STILL frassing raining!

09-14-2006, 11:39 PM
Mmmm........ olllliiiivvveeesss..... :doh:

Yeah those are a weakness. I know they're good for you, healthy fats, etc, but the sodium kills me and I can't open a can of black olives and NOT eat the entire thing. Green ones are good too. YUM.

I'll eat those for the non-olive-eaters.