Good morning everyone,
First off, Happy Birthday Mel
- hope you are having a good day today. Congrats on your weight loss - heckofa way to get it off - don't recommend your plan but I'm sure you are feeling lighter than air and it's a good thing.
that you can beat away those 2 remaining pounds. Yes, since 3FC went corporate we seem to have more issues - shows you how the corporate world effs up perfectly working stuff
I think the adverts create alot of access problems here and I too am disturbed and tired of seeing advertisements pop up all over the place for things I looked at sometimes weeks ago. Like big brother following me around and yes, I too will not buy something based on Internet Ads.
Is Ritchie making something special for dinner? Since he makes alot of Spanish stuff, does he have to cut back on the spices for you? Hope you have a yummy dinner.
Annie - sending good thoughts your way
Hope the day is a little easier today. You ARE making the right decision, difficult as it can be. I understand about the pets but I'm sure something will sneak into your heart to sit beside Lil Monkey one day. DH finally admitted that he didn't want to work at the Humane Society because he knew I wanted to be petless and if I didn't bring something home, he would
Laura - I myself have never been impressed with Sports Authority. Maybe if you want shoes or a limited stock of clothing. Amazon dot com has some options for the foam roller. I always thought of that more as a PT type of thing, rather than an exercise tool. I think we looked at it up by you (when DH was going to therapy) and we couldn't find anything nearby and after he gave it some thought, opted not to get it online. As I said, he tried the cheap route with a swimming pool noodle but it isn't as wide or as dense as it needs to be. If you need to get your heart rate up, come on over and I'll let you shovel some snow. Especially if you have to lift it up and over the deck to get rid of it
I came in a few times to check my blood pressure and pulse, just to make sure nothing was out of sync. That's darn good cardio AND strength training. But I'm sure you are happy to keep your milder weather.
Michelle - hope you are feeling better. DH is right, you have to be healthy to help him through his procedure so please take the time you need to rest, things can wait. I hope your sister will be ok and this is not the symptoms of trouble down the road for her. That's good that you are thinking of meeting with the writers. I have to say, I wanted to write too and I am not having your busy schedule and I STILL haven't found the time to write or do crafts. Of course if I took a break off the computer I think I'd find lots of time.
Still need to get a routine down for taking care of the house so that I spend a intense but productive hour and a half a day to keep things neat and tidy. Of course I also need to work on DH who has a tendency to drop things all over the place. Anyway as I run this thought over to the next state (
) what I was trying to say is that with everything you have going on, I guess you have to make a regular appointment to get some writing in. And if you are like me, I get more creative on a random basis rather than saying that from 8 to 9:30 on Thursdays I'm going to sit down and write.
Maybe you need to get a voice recorder and talk into it on your commute and then use your "writing appointment" to transcribe it. I find I did alot of "talking " on my daily commute - would be nice to hear something besides blue curses
Ceejay - I'm glad to hear that you are able to talk to some of the people at work and express some of your concerns. Hope things work out. Sounds like your sister has a nice place up in MO. One of the nice things about being where we are right outside of town is that there might be some opportunities for work if we needed them. Certainly not as much as in the big city but it is something to think about when deciding just how remote you want to go.
Shad - thought you were working in a mining operation - what's this about stores? Reminds me of a VERY OLD (almost before my time) song by Tennessee Ernie Ford called 16 Tons:
You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store
I only know the chorus to that song and now it will be playing in my head all day long
I'm glad all is right with the new baby so I guess plans will be made. Get yourself prepared because baby raising today is WAYYYYYY different that what you were used to
You may find yourself at odds with the new parents ideas. Ewwww on the snake killing. But I guess it's like it is here - things are a bit different than what you'd think and you have to accept their ways.
Spring is trying to get a toe hold on the Northwoods here. Yesterday was a gloriously sunny day - I opened all the shades and let the sun shine in. DH was outside all day - came in several times and talked about how wonderful it was outside. I did go out on the deck for about 10 minutes. With still over a foot of snow outside, it was cool enough that I'd not call it "beautiful" out. Low 40's yesterday - getting up to 50 degrees on the weekend. Now I will enjoy that. Today is gloomy and rainy. The mist in the air hitting the frozen snow is making for some pretty dense fog out there. Glad I don't have to go out in it. If you step outside and close your eyes you can pretend you are standing next to a mountain stream - the sound of dripping water run off is that strong. Good thing we have very sandy, absorbant soil although it's going to get to the teens at night (warm days, cool nights up this way) and things will no doubt be an ice rink tomorrow. I finally made a doctor's appointment for tomorrow for a check up. I need to change my blood pressure meds - this one is known to produce a dry, hacking cough which is terribly annoying and wakes me up at least once a night. Allergy meds don't do any good because it's not allergies making the schmutz in my throat. Anyway I'm sure I will get a lecture about my weight
, I hope my cholesterol is not too bad considering our change in menu since moving up here and I'm sure I will be told that if I want to get off the acid reflux and blood pressure meds I must lose at least 25 percent of my current weight. So let that be motivation
I say we eat a bit differently because we cannot grill like we used to in this weather. We eat more cold weather casserole type foods although last night was baked chicken, a stir fry of bell peppers, onions and potatoes with a mixed green salad. Anyway, I need to find something for lunch and then get busy on some sort and unpack items.
Hope you all have a good day...