Finally able to get on here and post, or at least start one. I've been running all day.
Yesterday I went with my friend DEBBY up to Broward. It was a lats minute decision to go and it was a bit late, but we went anyhow. I've been trying to get her to go anywhere with me for years so I figured I better do it while the iron was hot. Long story, but in a nutshell, has 2 teenage boys, always does EVERYTHING for them (maybe wipe their butts as well), good reason, problem kids, well, more the older one, getting in to lots of trouble. She has a lot of medical problems, many brought on by stress which the kids make worse, you get the pic. I've known here since MICHAEL was about 1 yr old, met at a Mommy and Me class long ago. Anyhow, we had a nice time, short, but nice. She LOVED Ole Ole
Didn't sleep well, very restless night, had a dull headache. Anyhow, went to some garage sales today, not many and not much out there. Someone had these gorgeous chairs, the kind you flop in and don't want to get out of, a Mary Englebreit style print, sorta whimsical, just my taste. Unfortunately, I can't use them, and no one else I know could either, so I missed out. Perfect condition, $40 for both - killed me to walk away from them! Got a Yankee Candle, the pilar ones, new for .25cents. Got my sister 2 bags of size 1 diapers, 40 to a bag, both bags $1, a huge box of plastic cutlery (about 300-325 pieices) for $2 and a few other odds and ends, but nothing exciting at all
OMG, I forgot to tell you, I almost died the other day when I went to the HFS! I go to where the pot pies are and on the label I see the letters DISC! So I go find someone in that dept (almost burst through the back room) and asked if it meant what I thought it meant and yes, the store (not the company) is not going to carry them! I couldn't believe it. Now, the turkey didn't say DISC, but the chicken did - go figure
The guy THINKS he can special order them for me by the case, which isn't a problem since there's only 6 in a case, but they won't have them on the shelf any longer - bought the last 3 they had!!! I hate when stores do that crap!
Watched some of the movies that I got from the library yesterday before they had to go back - RED DRAGON & rest of ABOUT SHMIDT. We started TORTILLA SOUP and we still have TITUS and LIAR LIAR to watch. They have a few things on hold for me as well but I won't get them til Monday, have no time to watch them all. They have ROAD TO PERDITION, 25TH HOUR & DIE ANOTHER DAY waiting for me. Wanted to keep DRUMLINE, but will get that one again - may buy it, love it!
Tomorrow we have my niece's birthday party around 4pmish. AINSLEY is so excited to be turning 6! My BIL is doing the grill and my DS ordered bagels. I'll probably have a bit of ice cream for dessert but no cake. Funny how I can contain myself at someone else's house, but not my own
If I'm lucky I'll eat enough regular food that I'll be so stuffed that when I go eat the ice cream I'll barf it up, so it will not even be a problem
MICHAEL went today to be tested for MENSA. There was only one other HS student there, the rest were old nerds. He thinks he failed miserably. Won't know results for a few weeks he says. Why he'd want to do that is beyond me, though he claims it helps getting scholarships
We had him tested in Kindergarten, his IQ was 134. I wonder if they change?
Okay, on to some replies while I can...
TRISH, that's great that you'll be joining us at the next SB GET TOGETHER!! It wouldn't be the same without you! Now I have to come up with some new ideas, though I'll keep some of the old that were fun. Hmmm, since it's MG time, we'll have to try and find some MG type stuff to wear when we see FRUIT on her float. I had something in mind when we first started talking about this idea, but I don't think many would wear a pecker mask!
I like Cost Plus for the interesting foods, don't care much about the other areas of the store, just point me to the back of the store
Now, with TJ'S, not only should you pack an extra suitcase, but you should buy one of their insulated bags, they are THE BEST! Then, you can throw in some of their wonderful frozen stuff and it will stay good til you get home (granted you don't get stuck somewhere unexpectedly.) Even more so if you are privy to some ice! Wish I could go with you!!!!
COUNTRY, sure, I could seperate my ice cream in portions, not a problem, well, yes, there would be a problem - I'd have a helluva lot of extra dishes to wash in just one day!!! Hey, are you gonna have TRISH come bring your butt to LA - you should try and give it a lot of thought about coming!!!!
HEART, well, as I can see it, MS isn't THAT far from LA, is it? We can roll the DD right up to your front door, snag your butt and kidnap you! As for the boobs, remember, we've had kids and they can do a number on you, mentally and physically! Hope BOOGIE doesn't give you a shiner!!! Girl, if you even THINK you might have a problem with those 2 spots, get your butt to the Dr. pronto! Don't worry about the money, just go!!!
BOB, glad I got to talk to you today
How were those other 2 movies you were suppose to watch?
SEF, if you DON'T come to the SB GET TOGETHER you best believe we'll come to you and hunt you down, kidnap your arse and drag it back to FRUIT'S house with us - you sure don't want to scare the crap out of everyone as we haul you away, now do you. Better make those plans once we give the dates. I'm counting on meeting you FINALLY!!!!
TEENSY, CONGRATS on your loss this week! You're almost there girlfriend, how awesome!!!!
I hope you heed your own words, as I said the same thing but slipped backwards a bit. Use me as an example of what NOT to do
Ummm, how in the world can you be so tiny and be an E cup? I never even heard of an E cup!
PANCHO, OMG, I can't believe your DH doesn't know about us - why? Why don't you tell him? Gawd forbid something should ever happen to you and all of a sudden we don't hear from you anymore we'd wonder! My family has instructions to let anyone know if something happens, then again, if there's no board up on Monday, you all would know something's happened somewhere along the lines with me! I don't know if there's anyone else on the board who's family doesn't know about us but this is the first time I've heard of someone. Do you really think he'd think we were all whacked? Now, what the heck is this lump all about? I hope and pray it's nothing serious. I had a lump in my head and it had to be taken out, thank goodness it wasn't anything but it worried me a bit, esp. as it kept growing. When will they know more about what it may be, or be from?
FRUIT, I am ROTFLMAO with your trots and stinky stall story!!!
You are too much! As I read, I keep laughing! Oh boy, remind me to tell you that ELI story I have - I know if BOB appreciated it you surely will too!! Remind me NOT to bring any lima beans to the SB GET TOGETHER!!! Speaking of which, time to give up the pooty and the booty to DH - tell him THANK YOU - he won't regret it and may even ask us to come back again!!!! I'll be in touch for/with more details - that is, if I can ever find you at home
Did you and your DS have a good time today? Does she live near you? Will we get to meet her? Is she crazy as a loon like you? How was the movie?
JEC, thought about you when CLAY was singing the National Anthem at the World Series
I'm sure those oatmeal cookies didn't harm you any, as long as it was just that time and you don't do like me and eat them day in, day out.
AGAPE, hope you were able to get some sleep and didn't have a re-occuring DEBBIE night! Leave those to me, you don't need them. Hope you had a nice visit with DS and the GK!!!
MAGGIE, you are doing wonderfully. Yes, you CAN get down again. Maybe it will be 125, maybe a tad more, or even a tad less. I had only once in my life gotten to my "goal weight" of 129, but with SB I actually saw 118, though I was more comfortable at 122. I hadn't seen this weight since elementary school. Then again, I think I must of just skipped over that weight in elementary school! If I can do it, ANYONE can. Now I have to convince myself to do it again. Before you know it you will be in new territory, or is it old territory - guess it's all up to how you look at it. Whatever the case, you're headed in the right direction and doing it in the most healthy way you can - CONGRATS!!!!
CHRIS, glad you were able to get to the HFS today and find some of the goodies though I'm sure you probably would of done more damage if DOMINIC hadn't been with you, maybe it's a good thing he was. Did you ask them about the agave by the case? I was surprised that you told me they had the Nana's there because they don't carry them at the store near me. Now that I know they can get them I'll ask them to order some. Look for the Sunflower as I told you. What else did you buy? Did you make the cheesecake with the chocolate? Dying to know how it turned out if you did!! Give yor DS a high-five for me on the Publix peppermint ice cream
Remind me to tell you the story.
JACKIE, it was sooo nice to finally put a name and a face together. A blond I see! I wish the pics were closer. Oh well, NEXT TIME be ready for your close up shot
Did you go to the CHER concert? Did you and your GM have a good time? Details!!!
CEEJAY, welcome back, glad you decided to come back and join us.
FILLISE, sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. Hope today is better for you. Sounds like you are running yourself a bit ragged. LOL! You are too much - spaying!!! LOL!!
MONET, hope you too are feeling better. Sounds like LAURA will be in a tough program. That's great she'll be able to have some college credits. That's one reason I want MICHAEL to go to a state university. With his credit from HS he can skip his Freshman year of college, but out of state probably not-of course, having him closer to home is another reason why. MICHAEL is taking more SAT'S on Nov. 1st.
JACKK, WOW! I just don't know how to handle seeing ANOTHER picture of you. Here I ***** and moan about seeing a pic and I get 2 within about a months time
It's nice to see another one, really. Did you cut your hair since the wedding, or is it pulled back. Do I remember correctly that your hair was longer in the picture from the wedding without having to go back and check to see how bad my memory really is? Looking like you and JACKK were REALLY trying to convince TERRY in letting us have our get together there - between two SB WOMEN - of course he was going to say YES after that!!!!
EMMA, that's great you are not eating through the stress. I believe once you get out the sugar that you won't stress eat like you use to. I was totally OP for almost 2 years straight and not even stress bothered me, but once I let the sugar creep back in on an every day basis, that's when I started to have troubles, so just heed my warnings and don't make the same mistakes I did.
Well, since I started this post I've had the house all to myself this evening. After we picked up LAUREN at the mall -and by the way, MICHAEL drove up and back AND he drove a small stretch on the expressway - yes, DM was white -knuckled the entire time-LAUREN went to babysit and MICHAEL went out with some friends. I spent most of the evening in his bedroom trying to get it somewhat organized. The child has way too many papers. He's already filled up 1 huge trash bag and I found more that filled up 2 boxes that I am going to make him go through. It's getting better but his bed has crap all over it. He'll sleep right next to all the crap too before doing anything with it - that's what I get for getting him a queen size bed! Expecting him home any minute and then LAUREN after midnight. ELI is closing the store tonight so I don't think he'll be home til after 3am. Tomorrow he's off so we'll probably head up to Broward for lunch and to do a few things - bought MICHAEL some sandals on sale at Macy's that are too big, unfortunately. THen to my sisters house.
WOW, I'm surprised, no one on the board all evening, no one since almost 4pm?
I guess the Marlins must of won tonight. Didn't see the end of the game but I hear lots of beeping out on the streets tonight!!!
Will try to check in in the morning!