WW Clubs and Groups - Feisty & Sexy 50 & 60 yr olds #138




slavika
09-25-2001, 09:33 AM
:wave:

Hi Everybody A brand new thread to start your day.

See you all later.


Lizziepie
09-25-2001, 10:16 AM
Thank you all for the birthday wishes. Didn't do anything special, just went out for dinner.

Peggy: I know where my dh would have been-on the benches with the rest of the men. Another great site. Thanks.

Slavvika: I'd like some p.js. with stars. Sounds so cute. I bet your Princess looked really cute too. You are a very nice Gramma. I am glad tho' that we are not experiencing frosts much any more. I've become a true Florida hot house posy:D I alos lost a post and am leary of using the backspace.


Trudy: I know what you mean aabout November and December. I used to hate coming home from work and going to work in the dark. And where I lived November was always wet and muddy. Good for you keeping below your goal. I am in the proverbial struggle again.

Lily: I am in agreement with you about the news media. They seem to 'ride on the wave' forever, and when there is nothing new, go to speculation, and what ifs' and I wonders' We don't really need to hear all that stuff, and it is in the guise of the 'peoples right to know' I also get disgusted with the 'leaks' from anonymous sources. Right now we need to have the tightest security possible, and if CNN and the rest can't get what they want, so be it. It made me very nervous when they kept telling the whereabouts of the President that first day of the horror. Sometimes I think our free press gives information to our enemies. I remember a slogan from WW2 'Loose lips sink ships,'
and Ithink we have to practice that idea again. Now I'm off the soap box.


Maria: I know what you mean about sitting and back difficulties. My dh bought me a cushion with an open place at the back so my tailboane doesn't get so much pressure. It works great.

Hi; Glenda. Karen, Geri. Hope I haven't forgotten anyone. Have a great day. :wave: Ann

painter5
09-25-2001, 12:33 PM
Slavika she used stencils like you use to stencil a wall. I have to go find my embroidery stitch book to see what they called the stitch. It was real simple - just like a tiny running stitch that you go back and wind the thread thru. I am sure that this is as clear as mud. Off to find the book. By the way the poinsettia one was really pretty.


flaggies
09-26-2001, 01:51 AM
PG'day all,

I have been up since 5.30 am, dh had to catch a flight to Sydney, boy it is a long day just sitting and putting your feet up and thinking of food:dizzy: :mad:

I have started giving my feet a bit of a soak in warm salted water and they are looking pretty good other than of course I don't know how that bone is fusing inside my big toes:?:

Lily and Ann I so agree with you about the news and the way it is presented to us. In a very minor way have I experienced some of the inaccuracies when working for a big telecommunications company who everyone chose to hate because it was perceived that they were ripping off the ordinary consumer. Some of the stories that went to air or were printed, were just unbelievable.

Peggy I can just picture all these men :D :D on the bench. I also enjoyed seeing the site you posted.

Slavika I went to the site where you can paint your room and tried to download the trial program but unfortunately is was too large. :( I guess it will be a while before we are home so by that time I might try again.

Have a great day all
Cheers
Maria

Trudy
09-26-2001, 11:07 PM
Hi everyone... :)
Did all you gals get the WW e-mail today with that delicious recipe for Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes worth 1 point each? :D It sure does sound good. I will pick up some cottage cheese tomorrow and try them.
I spent the last 4 hours of my life cleaning out the "dreaded recipe drawer". With the Internet and all the recipe sites available I just don't look in that drawer for new ideas anymore so I went through it and really did throw out a lot. I did find some recipes that I thought I had lost, so that was good.
Glenda I saw the GAP commercial tonight with the guy singing "Forever In Blue Jeans"... that was not the Neil we saw. Our Neil sang just like the real one, honestly you would have a hard time telling the difference. He was that good. Of course, I would still love to see the real Neil Diamond some day.
Maria..my Mom soaked her poor feet in warm salt water too when they started healing. She said it felt just wonderful after. I hope the bones are fusing and you will be up and about really soon.
The media can really get people worked up with all their speculations. It is best to just wait and see what will happen.
I have come down with a cold and I feel just rotten tonight. It is the first cold in about 1 1/2 years so I shouldn't complain too much, but I am anyway. :devil:
Wasn't it a beautiful day Slavika? It was a shame to be inside, just :love: it. :D

Well, I am pooped and ready for bed..goodnight all :yawn:

flaggies
09-26-2001, 11:23 PM
hope you are all enjoying whatever kept you away from posting today. :)

Trudy sorry to hear you have a cold. It is always miserable feeling sniffly and yucky.
I can never work out what the saying is 'starve a cold and feed a fever' or 'starve a fever and feed a cold'. I am sure you will work it out and be feeling much better soon.:D

Not much happening here, a beautiful day and quite warm and my feet are progressing slowly. Four weeks today and I am due at the doctors again to check on the fusing. I had a look at a few websites this morning and one had a survey on the success of the procedure that I have had done, the success rate was 96% which I thought was very re-assuring.:)

DH home tonight again from Sydney :) and dd is arriving back to Melbourne from Adelaide tomorrow. She has been home to finalise her wedding arrangements, all is now organised and we will be sending the invitations in the next few weeks.
I haven't heard much from my sister-in-law, dh has tried to ring his brother a few times but he is too distraught to talk:( It is all very sad, we have sent her flowers to let her know we are thinking of her.

See ya all tomorrow
Cheers
Maria

slavika
09-27-2001, 12:33 AM
:wave:
DH was not home again today for supper so I was on my own. I told Trudy I ate a whole loaf of Cinnamon bread, toasted with butter. I asked her what she thought the point count on that would be. She said, "if I was alone when I ate it the whole thing counted no more then 5 points". LOL :D Then she said, "trust me on this one". What do you gals think? (I didn't really eat the WHOLE loaf, but I sure ate lots of it.) :eek:

When I was out for lunch/shopping with my friend today we got into a little discussion and I told her I would ask you all what you thought. Here's the story. She was out with friends last weekend and one of her friends told her that her brother (69 yrs old) got married a couple of months ago and is just very very happy. She went on to say, how her brother had been so unhappy and just kind of moping around when his wife had died 5 months ago, but now that he was married again, everything was just wonderful. She went on to say the woman he married was a friend of her brother and his wife (and her husband had died a couple of years ago). My friend said, she told her that her brother should have waited a little longer before getting married again soon after the death of his wife. I agreed. I thought, of course he was unhappy when his wife died, but in time he would have started to feel better. I thought, he maybe could have taken the lady to dinner and spent time with her, but waited a little to marry again. Well the sister apparently was angry that she felt like that and defended her brother, saying he had a right to happiness. So, wise and wonderful that you all are....what are your thoughts on this topic?
I look forward to reading your posts tomrrow. Night all. :) :)

painter5
09-27-2001, 08:46 AM
Oh Slavika it is so early to ponder this question. I sort of agree with you. I have to wonder why he married again so soon. Was it for companionship, love, or to have someone take care of him. Like to cook and do laundry and all that stuff. Have to think some more on that. If no one saw you eat the bread it is free. That is like eating broken cookies - they have no calories. Trudy if the same miserable cold is going around in Canada that is here I hope you get over it soon. I had the cough forever. It sounded like a smokers cough and would just come upon you suddenly. If I made a cheesecake I would eat the whole thing. Maria how are the feet today? I imagine you are getting antsy just sitting around when you want to be doing things. The wedding is really creeping up isn't it? I bet your dd is excited. Has she had any wedding showers? Have to go get my glasses fixed today. The frame broke last night and they look really attractive scotch taped together. Will come back later,

survivor
09-27-2001, 10:11 AM
Slavika - I have pondered your question about remarrying before when it pertained to a good church friend of mine. The man had been married to a lady for 50 years and she was a wonderful, kind of eccentric person and she died over a long time with cancer. He was absolutely wonderful with her. In the meantime a lady I had known forever had a very sick husband who was disabled for many years with MS. He finally died (a blessing)and these two surviving spouses met and married within 6 months of his wife dying. It caused a bit of an uproar, but I felt that, even though they could have waited, that they were the nicest people in the world and they had been so steadfast in their love and support for their spouses and just didn't have a lot of time to waste. They are so happy, doing things with each other they could never do with their spouses because they were sick for so long. So, I say, "good for them!" Sometimes people just need to lead with their heart and not worry about what people say. I hope it works out for your friend's brother.

Maria - hope your feet are doing great. Has it already been 4 weeks? When it isn't you stuck on your rear, time goes fast.
Glenda

LilyG
09-27-2001, 02:02 PM
Slavika:
Hard question. I think he should of waited and dated for awhile. But Glenda has a very good point. You do have to follow your heart and do want makes you happy and ignore what others say. He's happy now and thats important. I would want my DH to be happy after Im gone and wouldnt want him to mope around either. I would want him to go on and do what he needs to do to make himself happy.
The bread was free and move on :)

Trudy I didnt get the email on the Chocolate Cheesecakes. Sounds good tho!

Maria: How long is DH gone for this time? Hows the feetsies doing?
I bet time goes by slow when you cant move around like you are use to.

Well work is crazy. I was taking a break but now I must get back. Hi to everybody else!

Trudy
09-27-2001, 05:04 PM
I tried to put in the link..TWICE..but it didn't work so I just copied and pasted the recipe.

mini chocolate cheesecakes
Prep Time | 10 min
Cook Time | 20 min
Level of Difficulty | Easy

cakes | Chocolate, sweetened cheese, creamy topping – who could resist? Don't worry, there's no need to since our individual cheesecakes are just 1 POINT per piece.




Ingredients

10 piece(s) chocolate wafer(s), crumbled
1 1/2 cup(s) fat-free cottage cheese
1/4 cup(s) unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup(s) sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 medium egg white(s)
3 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 cup(s) lite whipped topping

Instructions



Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat 12 muffin cups with cooking spray; divide wafer crumbs among cups.


Cream cottage cheese in a food processor until fluffy, about 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients, except whipped topping, and process until smooth, about 30 seconds more. If you do not have a food processor, this can be done with an electric mixer although the final product will not be as smooth and creamy.


Divide batter among muffin cups. Bake until firm, about 20 minutes; cool completely. Trace each muffin cup with a knife to loosen cheesecakes, remove from muffin cups and garnish each with 2 teaspoons of whipped topping. Yields one 3-inch cheesecake per serving.


POINTS

Serves | 12
POINTS per serving | 1

flaggies
09-27-2001, 08:04 PM
G’day all,

I have decided to stop feeling sorry for myself and try and make the most of this enforced ‘rest’. It is a little over 3 weeks since the operation and another 4 weeks before I return to the doctors to check if the bone has fused and hopefully get the green light to do something other than SIT!

Yesterday a sulphur crested cockatoo landed on my balcony unusual to see them so close to the city. I took a photo and have attached it to this posting. I have to make the photo very small to enable me to post it, hope you can still make out the bird and will also notice all the greenery, spring is definitely here! :)

DD is back in Melbourne and yes before you know it the wedding will be here.
DH returned from Sydney last night, more changes in the wind……………..
It is very easy to just eat a fruit loaf when you are on your own. I count it as 1 point per slice but do not have butter because I am good :D:D

As far as your friend Slavika, my initial reaction was ‘cannot he wait’ but then on reading Glenda’s reply I have to now say it depends on the circumstances. When I had breast cancer, an acquaintance who lived nearby had ignored a lump in her breast until after Xmas (4 months after she first discovered the lump) and unfortunately died within a year of going to the doctors. She was my age and it made me sick :mad: to see her husband out and about with a young floozy before she had even died. It was unfortunate for him that we saw him on a walk in our area. I am not one to hold back and asked about his wife and then casually mentioned ;) that I had seen him with a young floozy, he was a little embarrassed but said that he had met her at a party and that after all he did have his ‘needs’. I don’t know what their marriage was like but they had been married for 28 years. I always thought her husband was a sleaze and that confirmed it. We moved from the area and I don’t know if he married again.
Our neighbours in Adelaide are our age and have recently married (both were widowed). I don’t know them well but that ‘comfortable I know what she/he thinks’ after a long marriage, isn’t there. They are probably perfectly happy but that is how I perceive it. I cannot imagine marrying again if my dh was to die, I don’t think anyone would put up with me!:dizzy: Not much of an answer to your question Slavika, I guess it depends on the individual.

Melbourne is the home of Australian Rules Football and tomorrow is the big day of the Grand Final. The whole place is buzzing and soon a parade of the players will be coming past where I live. A bit of excitement for this old dear!

Have a great day all
Cheers
Maria

slavika
09-28-2001, 12:32 PM
:wave:
Hi Everybody When my friend first told me the story about the fellow remarring so soon after his wife had passed away I came to the same thought as Maria had, "cannot he wait". When you lose a mate, everything you read says not to make any major changes in your life for at least one year. For example, don't sell your house. I think that when you lose a mate, to grieve and be unhappy is normal and to expect to be otherwise would be foolish. Certainly to marry again as quickly as the fellow in the story did would be a major change. If his wife died 5 months ago and he was already married to the new lady for 2 months, that means he only waited for 3 months. I think too, that other family members would have trouble dealing with the new marriage, especially the children and grandchilren because of course they would still be grieving.

After reading your posts, I realize that perhaps there are circumstances where getting married soon after a mate has died maybe ok, but as a rule I think it would be better for everyone if they just waited a bit longer. Marriage is a big adjustment at any time in your life but I think it would be a MAJOR adjustment if you married again after having lived with your previous mate for 25 or 35 yrears. I think, maybe it would have been better if he allowed himself time to grieve for his wife before remarrying. My Father died 18 years ago on May 31st and he was 69 yrs old and my Mother the following September at age 67yrs. There would have been no way my Mother could even have started a new relationship during those short months, never mind remarry. The fact is, not only was my Mother still grieving for my Father but so were my brother and I.


Maybe if a mate has been sick for a long period of time, you have already grieved, and feel now is the time to get on with living. I guess it truly does depend on the circumstances. I also think that suddenly living alone must be difficult. A friend's Mother died and her Dad was left on his own. One day her and I had picked him up and took him to the Mall with us and for lunch. When we dropped him off at his home he said, "thank you so much you two, you helped me put a hole into this day".

Trudy
09-28-2001, 07:22 PM
I had read your first post on the subject of the marriage, but wasn't able to get back here to give you my opinion. :D. Slavika I think that he re-married too soon after his wife's death. I think that a person has to grieve and having a relationship so soon puts that grieving off. At some point he will have to suffer the loss and that could hurt his present marriage. I would think he is trying to fill the empty hours and could regret his decision. His new wife may be hurt in the long run. I agree with you that any children he might have had could be really upset with their father. I have friends and family who lost their mates and the next few years with them were an emotional rollercoaster.
Maria You are almost at the 1/2 way point of your Dr appt. I realize you are just as impatient as we would be, but hang in there, before you know it your DD wedding will be all that is on your mind, ... and of course the gorgeous shoes you will be able to wear. The picture is small :lol: but I used a magnifying glass and was able to make out a little white bird. Pretty.
My cold isn't too bad, in fact the 1st day for it was the worst. I am surviving quite nicely. :)

Have a nice weekend all...

Lizziepie
09-29-2001, 05:28 PM
Hi everyone: Weigh-in today was pleasant. I lost the pound I gained last week plus another.2 Progress is noted.

Slavika: Another comment. It is not easy to know the circumstances, for instance how long had the new couple known each other. Were they comfortable as friends before losing their mates. It sounds like it was all sort of 'family' But one thing I can say for sure, men just cannot live alone and cope like women do. It is the nataure of the "beastie". I guess the bottom line is if a couple are happy, then whatever comes, they will work out, even grieving together. Supporting each other. Life can get complicated, but in our later years, I think finding happiness is very important. And most kids want their parents to be happy. I know there are those who make life miserable for their parents new spouses. Have a firend here in the park. Her husbands daughters don't want her around. They are no longer Daddies spoiled little girls, and he is putting his wife ahead of them now and they hate it. And this wasn't even a question of marrying soon after losing their mates.

Trudy: The cheesecakes sound yummy. Will try them. And only one point. Glad your cold is on the mend. I hate the sneezing and all the other yucky stuff that goes with a cold. And I always end up with a cold sore.:mad:

Maria: Sound like you are making progress, and coming to terms with inactivity. It can't be easy. And warm salt water is very soothing and healing too.

Karen: What did you talk about today? We worked at self-esteem.

Hi Glenda, Lily, Peggy Geri. Have to stop now and get some supper for my dh. I'll check back. :wave: Ann

Geri
09-30-2001, 12:48 AM
Hi y'all,

Just have to put my 2 cents in on this marriage deal. The friend's brother got married too soon. It wasn't even respectful. Glenda's friends, on the other hand, were fine. They had both spent devoted time taking care of sick mates. They knew each other. They had paid their dues and were entitled to whatever happiness this life could produce. The brother should have waited. My DH's father brought his girlfriend to our house on the 4th of July after Mama had died April 9th. Not even 3 months. He finally married her less than 7 months after Mama died. I never did forgive them. Mama and he had been married 47 years. I thought 47 years deserved some time. I don't know how soon after Mama died they started dating, but it wasn't long. Mama adored him and did everything she could for him. And he couldn't even let her get cold before he was out running the roads with another woman. It happened a long time ago, but I still remember it. I refer to his stepmother as my "fake" MIL and say my "real" MIL is dead.

Glad to see that you are mending Maria. Hope the bones knit well. How many bunions were fixed? Did you have a neuroma removed too? I have both conditions and am interested in how you do.

This had been a hectic week. Am looking forward to a return to normalcy next week. Have a great week.

LilyG
09-30-2001, 02:37 AM
Seems it all depends on the circumstances.
My mom died, my dad spent months of moping around. I felt for him deeply, he lost the one thing in life that really meant something to him. He loved her deeply. He died 6 months later. Never did find out why. We all just assumed it was a broken heart. They had been married for 45 years.

It would of killed me for my Dad to go on at that time. But now, I really wish he would have. He might even still be around today. This is what causes me to answer the way I did. :cry:

Its been 12 years and I still think about daily.
Specially this month, as it contains the day my mom died. It was 1 week before her birthday. :cry:

Real heavy question, and makes one think.

Lets think happy thoughts! K? :)

flaggies
09-30-2001, 04:17 AM
G'day all,

A very warm day here today.

Yesterday we went to friends of dd and fiancee to watch the grand final of the footy. We had a bar-b-que and it was a nice afternoon. I am amazed how much it took out of me, I was exhausted by the time we got back to our apartment again. Never the less, it was nice to be out again.

Sounds like we all think very similarly regarding the re-marrying after a spouse has died.

Geri I did not get an operation because of bunions, my problem was very bad arthiritis in the first joint of both my big toes, so much so that it was bone rubbing on bone hence a bit painful :eek: The bones in my big toes at the first joint had 2 screws put in and I am now hoping the bones will fuse, normally it takes three months before the fusing is strong again. I also had neuromas under both feet, 4 in one and 5 in the other. They have also been removed. It doesn't seem a very big deal the neuromas. I have been and I still am a little concerned as I still do get the pain as though the neuromas are still there, I mentioned it to the surgeon and he said that a lot of tissue ect. was disturbed when they removed the neuromas and that it should all settle down and that I was a little impatient:rolleyes: , surprise, surprise. Next Tuesday will be 4 weeks since the operation, so another 2 months when I can report It was worth it :) (I hope) How bad are your neuromas?

I cannot wait to get the OK to be on the go again, my hair is in desperate need of a haircut, another 4 weeks I'll be tossing it over my shoulders :D

Must be off and have dinner,
See ya tomorrow
Cheers
Maria

Geri
09-30-2001, 04:36 PM
oh my gosh, Maria, a total of 9 neuromas. How horrible.! I only have 1 and it is pretty bad. Been struggling with it for about 7 or 8 years. Have had the bunions for a long time. Didn't know what they were and weren't treated till about 9 or 10 years ago. Have them on both median and distal surfaces on both feet. The ones on the large toes are the worst ones. Cannot wear any kind of an elevated heel. Must always wear flats. This is a problem for 2 reasons----I am only 5'2" and my DH is 6'4". So we look like Mutt and Jeff.

Lily, I hope you didn't think I was mean for feeling the way I did. It sounds like your dad did die from a broken heart. Obviously as much as he loved your mom it would have been impossible for him to become involved with someone else. I know you miss them both. It must have been awfully hard to lose them so close together. You hadn't had sufficient time to heal from losing your mom till you had to stuggle with losing your dad. So sad, but you have the consolation of knowing they are together again.

slavika
09-30-2001, 07:10 PM
:wave:
I got back from the lake early as I was at a baby shower today from 2:00 to 4:00 then came home. It was interesting reading all your comments on couples re-marrying. I was talking to a friend today about it, as we were driving to the shower and she also commented that somehow it is easier for a woman left on her own then a man (not exactly easier, but that she copes better)
Thanks everybody for your imput, it was interesting. I decided that my DH and I would just avoid the whole problem by NOT dying. LOL :D

We had another couple of wonderful days. We sat outside at the lake until almost 9:00 and it was great. The drive to and from the lake was lovely too, with the trees all turning such beautiful shades of gold and red. I think the pleasant fall weather is going to continue until Wednesday. :)

Maria it was nice you were able to get out to a BBQ makes things a little bit more interesting for you. Talk to you all later..........

flaggies
09-30-2001, 08:18 PM
G'day all

Another beautiful day after a bit of an electrical storm overnight.

Saw a report on 60 minutes (nothing else on!) last night from Vancouver, Canada. What a beautiful city! I don't know how close Slavika and Trudy live and if Vancouver is like other cities in Canada, but it was very impressive. The contents of the report wasn't quite so good, it was about the local police taking videos of drug addicts which they then used to scare youngsters never to go near drugs. It was quite scarey and if this is what it takes to discourage others to get into drugs, I think it is a good thing. The drug addicts themselves were quite keen to share their experience in the hope it will help others not to go down that path.

Geri I have never heard of 'Mutt and Jeff' but I can use my imagination:D :D
I am reasonably tall (5'7") so the heels are not that much of an issue, I have been told once recovered I should still be able to wear a bit of a heel but not stillettos:( :D Nowadays there are such nice shoes without heels, I cannot wait to try them all on. I love shoes :love: and have many 'sitting' shoes, I now maybe able to add some shoes that I can actually walk in with comfort :D

Have a great day all
Cheers
Maria

LilyG
09-30-2001, 08:26 PM
Heavens no Geri! I didnt take it that way

Maria: Vancouver is a beautiful city. Well worth a visit there. I loved it there!

Night!

Lizziepie
10-01-2001, 08:43 PM
Hi all: October 1st. Fall is really here. That is the only thing I miss about being in Florida. No brignt fall colors. There are changes, and we know it is fall when the rain trees start to bloom. They are really pretty. Bright yellow.

Slavika: It is interesting that we all had pretty much the same ideas, even tho' there were a few 'what ifs' of explanations. But generally, there is an appropriate time of waiting.

Maria: How are you doing today? Is the warm salt water helping? How much longer do you have before the wedding? Is your dh still traveling? We had cooler weather here today. It was 60deg. when we got up. Actually had to wear long pants and a sweat shirt to go for my morning walk.:mad:
By now, I bet your new dress for the wedding will have to be taken in.:D And now posh shoes :rolleyes:

Lily: Is work going well after having to catch up from vacation? Made some WW vegetable soup, with a few more added veggies, but I got carried away with the pepper, so it has a real bite.:p What kind of weather are you having? I havae always wanted to visit Vancouver. It sounds like such a nice place.

I'd like to know if anyone else feels like I do about the news media. I am tired of their constant speculation, their trying to find out more than they need to know. Poking and prodding, as if they would discover something the government is not doing right, or they could do better. I hardly ever watch any more.

Hi everyone, Hope you are having a good week
I'm working hard at keeping my numbers going down. I sometimes get tired of the struggle.:cry: 'See you later.' :wave: Ann

Trudy
10-02-2001, 12:11 AM
Ann if it is fall colors you like, you would love it here. The colors of the leaves are just beautiful. Today was such a warm day...the leaves were swirling around...just lovely. It is hard to believe that by the end of this month we could have snow. It doesn't always snow by Oct 31, but it is a possibility.
Vancouver is really a nice place, but not a place I would want to live. They get far too much rain, and it is damp. It is the only place I have ever seen moss growing on the roofs of houses. We have family living there and have visited all times of the year. I guess because of the dampness I find it colder there in the winter than here. Not used to it I guess. Like Lily said, a beautiful city, well worth a visit.
Slavika won't be visiting the board for a couple of days, her PC had to go to the Computer Hospital today. She is not a happy camper.
Where is everyone else today?

See you tomorrow...:wave:

flaggies
10-02-2001, 02:39 AM
but mine are with the service provider, (I think). It is very annoying every now and then I just keep getting tossed of the net. My service provider says it is the system in the apartments where we live and the people running the apartments say it is the service provider:dizzy:
Hope Slavika is up and running soon again.

The salt water seems to be helping my feet and they are looking quite healthy, every day there is a small improvement:) Today it is 3 weeks when I go for the xrays. I figure I might only have to spend another 3 weekends before being allowed 'out'.

Ann My dh still travels within Australia from time to time but is only gone for 1 or 2 nights. Next time he has to go outside Australia, I will go with him.
As far as my 'mother-of-the- bride' outfit, it does fit but I wouldn't say loosely :( , it is a continual struggle especially now that I am quite bored. I am hoping to loose some more before January 26 (date of the wedding)

A question to you all......... As I said the outfit fits OK but I still have my bulges, my stomach is far from a '6 pack':D and it will never be. I was thinking of buying a bodysuit, you know the bra and pantie all in one, which I thought would give me a better line. I thought of buying it end December when I am the weight that I will likely be at the time of the wedding. The only draw back is that it is likely to be very hot weather wise in January. What do you all think? My daughter says I am mad but I think I would feel happier if I could be a bit more 'streamlined';)

Nothing much else happening here, another lovely spring day though rain is forecast for the rest of the week.

Have a great day all
Cheers
Maria

Karen L
10-02-2001, 08:16 AM
So thought I'd take a minute and let you all know that I live and breath. We've been taking advantage of the weather it has been just beautiful. And we know it won't be long before the other shoe drops and we'll be up to our hips in snow. Last night on the weather we were reminded that our first dusting of snow can come as early as Oct 19. I could have lived the rest of my life with out that information.:mad:

My husbands union went on strike as of yesterday. :mad: We are not happy. They all voted to strike in August before the Attack On America. Now most of us beleive it should have never happened there are way too many people in this state with out jobs now. Now of course the Union Officals have dug in and it seems as if no one is going to budge. Most of us feel we can do with out a raise if the would just leave our Medical Insurance alone. Thats a very sticky issue.

Ann we also talked about the self esteem issue last week .

Maria I was glad to see your poor feet are doing better. As for the body suit I think you mean one that is supposed to take off inches? sounds like it will be very uncomfortable. I wore one years ago and I was not impressed.

Trudy I agree the leaves are beautiful this time of year.

Well don't have a lot of time so Hi to every one else.
:wave:
Karen

Lizziepie
10-02-2001, 12:59 PM
Hi all: Trudy: Do you take and post pictures? One of your gorgeous colors would be great. I hear you all mention snow and frost, and then I am once again reminded why we don't see the fall colors.
I'd like to ask you all for prayers, as my dh is scheduled for some surgery in a week or so. The Dr. says it is routine, and I want to make sure that is it routine, with no problems. My dh jokingly says he is going to have plumbing work done. :D I'm glad he can joke about it. That is a healthy sign.

Sorry Slavikas computer had to go to the hospital. Today I bought a big book all about Windows Millenium. Hope I can learn a lot from it.

Maria: If it is going to be hot, I'd forgo the body suit, and be comfortable. Just 'suck it in' when you are standing, and relax when you sit down.:D and be :cool: If your feet are tender, you will probably sit a lot anyway, and then a body suit would really be uncomfortable, getting wrinkles where you don't want any. Unless of course you get it really tight, and then it is hard to breath. Can you tell, I've tried them all, and now I don't do the torture any more.:lol:

Hi to everyone else. Talk to you later. :wave: Ann

Trudy
10-02-2001, 02:27 PM
Maria I bought a Nancy Gantz (sp.?) one summer ago, I had it on for approx 1 hr before I was screaming MERCY !! Luckly I had the salesclerk put on the bill that I would have to try it at home to see if it would work for me (because of my Fibro)... I did return it. Now I know others who say it is the greatest. According to Joan Rivers "she never leaves home without her Lycra". :lol: I guess you will have to try one on to see if you can live with it. In the dressing room, sit in it and try to cross your legs, all the things you would do in normal life.
Ann I don't have a digital camera so I can't post pictures. Too bad because this time of year is so short and before we know it all the trees are bare. :( Will keep good thoughts for your DH and his surgery. Good thing he isn't stressing out over it.
Karen Sorry about the strike...that can be so stressful. My DH went on strike a couple of times and it was really nerve racking.
I find it funny when the weather experts call it a "light dusting", that usually means get the shovels and snow blowers out....fast! :rolleyes:
Going to see our friend Slavika this afternoon. I will report all the news on the board, I know she will be interested. :D Since she doesn't have her PC she is probably baking up a storm. She got a couple of new recipes this past weekend from her friend, so she will be eager to share. You gotta love her... :lol:

I have been "Organizing My Favorites" on the PC... I have categories for most of my favorites... the only trouble is I can't find anything now :rolleyes: A couple of sites I lost completely...:lol: ...should have left well enough alone.

Have a nice day everyone :)

painter5
10-02-2001, 02:43 PM
It is gorgeous here too. Maria i would go for comfort too. Wait until the day is close and see how you look. You should be enjoying the day and it would be hard if you can't breath. We went to a wedding Saturday. We we weren't sure about it since the city was on curfew again but it was lifted. I didn't think the attendents would ever stop coming. There were 9 of them and 3 flower girls. They had the best food at the reception. Sunday we went to see Phantom of the Opera. My dil bought tickets for the matinee and didn't check them until it was time to go and guess what? They gave her tickets for the evening performance by mistake. It is a good thing that she did look at them. Every time I see that I can never figure out how the phantom disappears at the end. Trudy tell Slavika hi and that we miss her. How was tea time today? I bet you had some yummy things to eat. Karen I just saw in the paper about the strike in Minnesota. I didn't realize that your dh was involved. I hope that it is over quickly. We have to pick a new medical insurance plan. The one that we have is being dropped by the Police and Fire Pension Board. I hope the one that we change to is as good as the one we have now. It is always something. Ann will say a prayer that your dh's surgery goes o.k. Be sure to let us know. I think all my friends are falling apart. 3 have cancer and the one with ovarian has a 36 year old dd who just had a stroke. I wish I could wave a magic wand and make the world better. It is too pretty to be inside - I am going out. See you all later, Here is another site to see http://home.earthlink.net/~tomryte/september.htm Trudy I see we were posting at about the same time.

flaggies
10-02-2001, 09:10 PM
Onwards we go to thread 139

See you there!

Maria