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10-01-2006, 12:49 PM
Hey ladies - thought I would jump in and start the new month off.

I went to portland this weekend to move my aunts stuff back to her.

New Jeans that show off weight loss - $25
Tight shirt - $15

Running into an old boyfriend that was a jerk and having him say how good you look and very likely regret having let you get away...Priceless.

All in all a pretty good trip. ;)

10-01-2006, 03:55 PM
pj - that is awesome. :) You are doing so great too. 73 lbs is so good.

I can't even believe it is October already. I don't even want to think about it!!! :)

10-01-2006, 06:28 PM
All right PJ!! :carrot:

I'm... well, I haven't gained any, so I'll count that as a victory. I think I really need to get to the root of my emotional eating but I keep putting it off. "I'll do it tomorrow," I say. Every day. *sighhhhh*

But that's okay. I'll just look at every day as a chance to start over. I'll start over every single day if that's what I need to do.

10-01-2006, 06:30 PM
pj- awesome! :D

Definitely a fall day here. I went with my parents to a butterfly expo - nearly passed out from the humidity in the greenhouse but it was worth it to see all the gorgeous butterflies flying around everywhere. :)

We also went to that retail **** called IKEA where I spent $30.00 on stuff I probably didn't need :lol: It was a mob scene and I was glad to get out of there when I did.

10-06-2006, 03:38 AM
I wish I had an IKEA!

I will when I move to the West Coast though! :)

Today I discovered and shared it with my partner, and we have both been really excited about discovering new music together, even though we're half a country apart.

10-06-2006, 10:44 AM
Sashabee, how long until you move? I bet you can't wait!

This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving and I will be busy most of the weekend. DH wants to go see Texas Chainsaw Massacre tonight, I have to do groceries, friends are coming over on Saturday night for a joint birthday party with DH and another one of our friends and then I'm making a family dinner on Sunday. I think I will spend most of the holiday Monday sleeping and/or relaxing. :lol:

10-06-2006, 01:46 PM
Looks like Oct will be just as busy as sept.

This weekend we have friends down from pdx for rifle hunting (ick - my dh is bowhunter, much more sporting) anyway my horse is also coming home tomorrow and tomorrow night I am camping in the pasture with him to make sure he doesnt freak out.

Next weekend I have to go Roseburg for groceries since the 21st we have to go to La Pine for Grandma J funeral - she was 87 or 88 and lived a long fufilled life.

The 28th I am going backpacking/camping to bunchgrass meadows with 3 other women and 2 dogs. Fall camping - brr. But at least I wont need half the water I usually carry since it wont be hot. And my neufy/shepard mix is very hot blooded and warms up any space he inhabits - even in the snow.

I think my folks are going to visit the first week of Nov and we are going up there for turkey day. Then we shouldnt have to leave home again until well into spring - unless I do some winter hiking - I just have this urge to hike way up in the hills to the snow and drag along a tube and do some tubing and camping - even if just a day trip with cocoa and fire.

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10-06-2006, 06:38 PM
Oh man, everyone's so busy this month!

I have no clue when I'm moving. It'll be after he finds a job... and at that point I'll put in my two weeks at work, and after that I'll be headed to the Bay Area.

And THEN I will be as extraordinarily busy as the rest of you. :dizzy:

10-08-2006, 10:36 PM
I am way busy too. Work is crazy as ususal. I also am trying to start packing my house. Mostly, just because I needed to do something. so I have been packing books, decorations, etc. I am going through and getting rid of a bunch of stuff too. On Friday, I am heading to the other coast. The people I interviewed with 2 weeks ago are flying me out to meet them this time. I will seem them next week. I am trying not to get too excited. I don't actually have the job yet, but it is just so close! I am really hoping this is it. :crossed:

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Canadian chicks! :thanks1:

Enjoy your day off Mauvais!

PJ - have fun with all your camping! :)

Hello Sashabee & Lizziness! :wave:

10-09-2006, 12:32 PM
My sweetheart (Kaipo) horse, is home and well and living up to his name.

He is doing great and has met the other horse though we are keeping them apart for now. When DH returns this week I will have him put them on the same fence line (adjoining pastures) during the day while he is out there to keep an eye and separate again at night. We wont put them all together until Kai is at least a year old and can stand up to big Beau. Plus he needs to be gelded before he can go in with Pepsi, colts can be fertile at 6 mons but usually not until 10 mos.

It didnt take him long to settle in and he loves attention. When a car goes by him down the drive he whinnies - saying hey - I am here - come love on me. So cute.

10-10-2006, 10:18 AM
Good luck with your interview Squeaker! :lucky:

Well I made it through the weekend. We did not go see the movie but I hosted a birthday party on Saturday night and then Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday. I spent most of Monday sitting on my porch reading and drinking tea. We had gorgeous warm and sunny weather all weekend. :)

10-12-2006, 10:22 AM
Another rainy fall day here but I have a lovely view of a park from my office and I am admiring the fall colours of the trees. :)

Hope everyone is having a lovely day!

10-12-2006, 06:41 PM
It's actually snowing here. We are expected to get 1-3". It is't that unusual to get a few flakes that don't stick toward the end of October - but this is something new! :lol::coolsnow:

And I am heading to Cali tomorrow. I don't think it is snowing there.

My yard

10-12-2006, 10:49 PM
wow. snow already. it was almost 80 degrees here today and now that the sun went down it's cold again.
fall in oregon. just like any other day in oregon. unpredictable and changing at any second.
seriously, once we were waiting at a stoplight and on the left hand side of the car, it was raining and on the right hand side it was sunny. it was THE weirdest thing i've ever seen.

10-13-2006, 10:00 AM
Well, last night it was just kinda funny, and pretty.

This morning, everything is closed. There are driving bans/state of emergency. The airport is closed right now (so likely no flight for me today). Trees and powerlines down everywhere. :(

10-13-2006, 10:52 AM
Gorgeous photos! The first snowfall always seems so pretty. Odd that you are getting it so soon though.

It was 0c here this morning but it is supposed to warm up to 7 by the afternoon. I had to dig out a light scarf and gloves this morning. Its a beautiful sunny fall day here. :sunny:

10-14-2006, 03:25 PM
Well on the bright side, Sqeaker, at least your internet connection is still working.:D

Hey Lizz - tell me about this fall weather. If I go out between 10am and 4pm it is short sleeves. By 410 I am cold and within an hour of the sun setting I have to build a fire.:dizzy:

I watched the thermometer the other day and the temp went from 40 at 6am to 65 by 10 and 75 by 4, then dropped even faster and was down to 46 by 9pm and it was 38 the next morning. I think that was Mon-Tues.

When I go hiking I get all hot and sweaty and by the time we get back to the rigs I am freezing from the cold air on my sweaty skin. Brrrrr.

Rain coming this weekend - Sunday - Wed probably. Of course it was supposed to rain a few weeks ago and we never got any but Roseburg did. What a difference 35 miles makes.

10-14-2006, 10:07 PM
I had a lazy day today. Slept in a bit and then spent the day putzing about the house. I'm working at a bazaar tomorrow so I have to get up early.

Nothing much planned for the weekend.

10-21-2006, 08:55 AM
Good morning all! :coffee:

I'm up early this morning to put hubby out to work - he's acting in an independent film that a friend is shooting this weekend.

My agenda today is cleaning and laundry - whoo! :lol:

We may have some friends over to watch movies tonight since we bought some DVDs at deep discounts last night ($6.99 each!).

What's everyone else up to today?

10-23-2006, 12:33 PM
Oh Mauv it was a lazy, lazy weekend! We caught up on some Battlestar Galactica shows we had missed, played with the puppy, cooked some really yummy meals, and generally relaxed. On Sunday we did clean out our kitchen pantries... emptied everything, wiped down the shelving, sorted and restocked. SO much better and I was shocked at how much yummy, healthy food was hiding in there. I also spent some time updating my recipe box so I have all sorts of healthy meal options.

10-23-2006, 01:57 PM
sojo - great idea! I need to update my recipe file too as I've been getting a bit bored lately.

10-24-2006, 01:12 PM
Yeah I went through a bunch of old Cooking Light magazines that I had and tore out all the recipes that looked yummy. Then I went online to All Recipes and to Epicurious and searched through recipes to find things that looked good. Now I have a bunch of new meals to try and I have been totally excited about cooking again. Last night I went to Williams-Sonoma and spent too much money on some great new kitchen items... purchased gorgeous stainless steel measuring cups and spoons and new sea salt and pepper grinders. Luxuriously fabulous!

10-24-2006, 10:24 PM
oooo Williams-Sonoma, that is such a fun store!

I am popping in, but still crazy busy, making phone calls, packing, and all that other fun stuff. Maybe I will lose a bit of weight with all of this. ;)

10-26-2006, 12:24 PM
:dizzy: Hello to all, I'm back again. Every few years my weight creeps back and then I return...

I'm going to pop around and do some reading of posts to see what's up!

10-26-2006, 01:19 PM
Hey hi Lamorgan... I remember you! I just reappeared here after quite a lengthy absence myself. :) Welcome back!

10-26-2006, 04:33 PM
Welcome back Lamorgan! :wave:

I remember you too! :)

10-26-2006, 04:59 PM
Thanks for the welcome! We just moved from a small town we lived in for 8 years back to the city. And we downsized by about 1/3. It's been crazy. This time I joined WW officially, finally can get to meetings. Meetings help.

10-26-2006, 07:18 PM
Hey I joined WW too. The structure and meetings and official weigh ins have really helped me. I really love their flex plan and so far am down 8 pounds in three weeks!

10-31-2006, 04:57 PM
Happy Halloween!!!

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