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Old 01-27-2014, 05:41 PM   #196
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Happy - There are definitely cows in California, and if they are happier (as the Real California Cheese commercials claim) it's only because it doesn't get below zero here. That being said, I have a hunch (but I could be wrong) that CA cows are more grass-fed than corn-fed. Of course, Shad could be right, maybe the CA cows are happier because they graze on the grass in pot plants. In any case, there are not too many cows here in Silicon Valley other than the ones I see grazing in the hills near my work.

Shad - I've got a major dose of the munchies too. And I'm not even taking prednisone anymore. WTH?
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:45 PM   #197
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You ladies are a hoot. I'm still laughing about the "happy" cows. I remember the commercial but never thought about the "potted" plants.
Another day of training. but it's been good for me as well. The boss has had us running everything in hand, which is why I'm exhausted.
More later Almost time to go home

And Shad I'm stopping for a pizza.
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Actually, if it is a French bakery, shouldn't that be a 'pissaladiere'. No perhaps not. I just looked it up and that is an onion tart. Although some of them look very much like a pizza.

Ceejay, enjoy the pizza
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Ha Ha about the cows.

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Hope you are feeling better. Loved the poem.

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It's getting down to 11 degree's here by work time tomorrow morning. Don't know how my step niece lived two years in Russia. She's a tough young woman for sure to bare a new surrounding and environment. Thankfully she's back in the states now. She went with the Peace Corp.

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Hi Everyone. I'm about frozen! and tomorrow is going to be brutal in Ohio (and in Indiana and Chicago too). It's going to be -10 tomorrow morning around 7:00 a.m. That is without wind chill!

I hate to complain about it, because it doesn't change it, but I'm really, really tired of it all. I'm so tired of bundling up and the salt from the road on everything and everything is frozen. I'm starting to feel "mad"!

I have not been focused on my food or exercise and I must get my focus back. I don't even feel good with the way I am eating. I will try to be on plan tomorrow.

Happy: Milking cows...now I never thought of a job like that....think how intersting that would look on a resume!

I liked your post when you said you cleaned out some hot spots. I did a bit of that tonight too. My paperwork in the office was out of control and I have just been letting it pile up. It finally got to me and I had to get it processed. It feels much better now.

Shad: How is it going with your new cube mates? We have some sort of annoucement tomorrow at work (I'll miss it since I will be at DH's doctor appointment). Usually those mean some sort of reorganizaiton and so that can mean movement within the building. Oh joy!

Ceejay: what sort of pizza did you get? I LOVE pizza and I could eat it every day..and that is not a good thing. I always see a lot of the BL people saying how they love pizza and you see them eating huge slices of it.

Laura: Did I see on MFP that you weren't feeling well? I hope you are better.

Michelle: Now that you are over the sickness you had, how are you feeling about your new job?

I'm headed to bed. I hope to be here tomorrow to post good news about DH's appointment.
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:02 AM   #202
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And who shall I say cares about my cube mates when you have views like this to look at during the day. See attachments

But actually my so-called cube mates are just fine. Two blokes who are good to work with and we have a fairly large office space to get lost in. Certain not cramped where we are.

Susie - yep announcements usually mean some will go and the those left will get more work. Hope the DH's test come out just fine.

Ceejay - happy pizza. I've rounded off the day with biscuits, camembert cheese and some Cajun sausage. Not sure I want to go to MFP today. Could be very sad.

Yeah, they make Iced Milk over here. 2000 different flavours I think. I won't touch it since the milk is produced in Aus., shipped to Indonesia for processing and flavouring and packaging, and then sold as fresh milk in the store. Bull dust is what I say to that
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Right I give up. The writing is jumping around all over the page. I think I have fixed the typos, but maybe not.

I'll go and get in front of the tv and maybe purchase a couple of kindle books.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:33 AM   #204
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Good morn

-10 here this am. Burrrrrr with -255555555555777777 wind chill. Hana. C and I went to applebee's for dinner. I had a we steak meal for under 550 cals. Delish

Happy....I remember ice milk. Momma used to call it diet ice cream...not.

Laura...when is your vacay again. I must missing it.

Chelle...you sound like you feel better in your posts. Another day Off sounds wonderful. I am all for 3 day weekends

Susie... Good luck at dhs doc appt. Get back on track you can do this

Shaddie...lunch sounds fattening but good. Love your office view

Ceeg...how you doin?

That's it for me posting from tablet blah

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Old 01-28-2014, 10:04 AM   #205
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Morning all,

-17F with bazillion degrees below zero wind chill. Don't touch metal doorknobs or your fingers will stick. All this intense cold is really doing a number on the aches and pains. DH is having issues with his back and residual pains too. Sure do wish we'd get a break in the weather already. I don't think the furnace shut off at all last night.

I told my Tuesday morning thrift shop co-worker not to come in (he comes from 25 miles away) - I'd go in early and if it's as dead as we anticipate, I'd close up early. Then at least they can't grouse we didn't open. Schools are closed, we should be also. Thank goodness I have a cheerful chauffeur who warms the car for me. Did I mention they sold my trade in 4Runner? I don't think it was on the lot for a week after they repaired it. I think DH is having a bit of buyers remorse and said maybe we should have just gotten it repaired.

Anyhow... looks like most of us are in the deep freeze today. Stay warm chicks.

Annie - my sister said everything is discombooberated when trying to use the tablet. Hopefully you have a good day at work and the nitpickers in the office shut up. It's a good day for a nice, thick warm soup.

Shad - lovely office views that you have. What body of water is that peeking from the buildings? Must make for a lovely sunrise. Pity that you have to be so careful about the foods and origins of what you eat out your way. I suppose I should feel the same way about food here but ignorance is bliss.

Susie - good luck with DH's med appointment. Let us know how he does - hoping it's all good news.

Ceejay - Russia? Really? that's one sturdy lady!!!

Michelle - hope the doctor's appointment went quick. Over and done with for another year!

Let me go dig up some layers and put some extra tea and canned soup in my bag to take to the shop. Have a good day and stay warm chicks. And Shad, if you're too warm, feel free to send a breeze or two over our way.
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Morning all. We’re having the same ultra-frigid temps Annie reported. So over this winter. But…Metra was on time today. I just received a couple alerts though – hope I don’t have trouble on the commute home.

Michelle – Sounds like a nice weekend you had. Glad you’re feeling better. Yeh, the heavy duty cleaners do kick up the lung issues. Gotta be careful of that. Best let someone else do that, all in the name of your health.

Happy – Plenty of reading for you. Though with both books and movies, longer isn’t always better IMO. I vaguely remember ice milk. Not hugely popular. Now it’s been replaced with what – frozen yogurt and reduced fat and reduced sugar versions, or more air pumped into it so you (think you) get more? I don’t bother with all that. In fact, we rarely buy a pint or larger container of ice cream because I just eat too much of it. So we buy the individually portioned “novelties”. I usually get either 100-calorie fudgsicles (NOT the sugar-free) or perhaps the orange sherbet push-ups. Bf likes those Magnum bars, and just discovered Blue Bunny toffee ice cream bars. Surprisingly, he likes the BB ones because they are smaller and “just enough”. They are 120 calories and that’s not too bad. You’re a good person to be going to the shop to volunteer in this frigid weather. Stay warm!! I’m skipping the charity kickoff tonight... Re the cruise and the illnesses – yeh, just gonna keep clean and not worry. You worry and you end up doing nothing. The latest happy cows commercial I recall is the one with the mom and the cow sending the little girl off to school and the cow wasn’t happy about it. Huh. Re your old car – how did you even find out they already sold it?? Sorry dh is having buyer’s remorse. I guess I would have probably forked over the $$$ to get it looked at to see how bad it was before making the decision, but on the flipside, it was just a decision of sooner rather than later, and later wouldn’t have been much later given the age of the car. Isn’t the peace of mind worth it?? So nice of dh to drive you to & from your shop shifts. I’m so appreciating getting dropped off and picked up at the train these days – of course with one car, it’s really the only thing to do. Not like I could drive to the train station and park the car there all day and leave bf stranded with no car…and it’s kind of a hassle that’s sooo not worth it – not getting a close parking spot, then having to pay the parking fee at the machine. Weather permitting, walking is probably quicker than all that.

Shad – Yum. Pizza. And I’m not even that big on onions (especially raw), but that onion tart sounds tasty to me. Nice views out the window of the office. So what’s that old-looking red brick building with the yellow columns?? Yeh, my MFP food diary is reading like food porn lately, but the weight seems to be holding. No loss though. We’ll see what WW shows today. Scale at home showed the same as last week.

Ceejay – So the manual running of the plant requires extra effort and brain power I suppose, resulting in exhaustion. Makes sense. Pizza. Yum. I could eat it nearly every day. Re living in places that are usually much colder than here – like Minnesota, Canada, Russia – I just don’t know how people bear it!!! I find myself wondering when/if this will end. And worrying that next winter will be like this too. I have to NOT think of things like this.

Susie – Are you mad as in angry or mad as in insane?? Both are highly possible, and can’t blame you for either. This weather is brutal and nuts and it’s affecting my outlook too. Good luck with DH’s appointment. Hope the announcement is nothing that impacts your area of the company. Not sure what I wrote in MFP, but I’m feeling fine. Oh, wait, I said that my knees were feeling all the squats the other day. I did my challenge last night and was fine. On with today – day #23!!! Very recently I’m trying to be careful with everything, thinking “you don’t want to get sick before the cruise” or “you don’t want to be aching before the cruise”.

Annie – My cruise sails Sunday, Feb. 2. I’m taking a vacation day this Friday to get all the last minute running around done. It’ll probably be less running around and more standing around at home dithering over what items to pack and what to leave. My friend D and her sis will leave Friday at 5 am to DRIVE down to New Orleans. My friend B and I are flying down to N.O. on Saturday morning. All weather permitting, of course!!

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Nothing much to report. I did my challenges yesterday. They are harder this time around, but that’s because I’m not doing any other exercise to speak of. Last time I was doing classes more regularly, including Pilates classes and so my core was strong from that and made the ab challenge much easier. Live and learn.

The movie selected tonight is The Wolf of Wall Street. I’m tempted to go – bf liked it quite a bit. Close to home and starts early enough. We’ll see.

That’s about it for me. Back to the grind.
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Good morning ladies,

Is it really only Tuesday? I'm ready for another weekend. I woke up feeling really lousy (tummy), but I'm doing a little better now. Now I just have a headache. Doctor appointment went well. The worst part was trying to find a place to park! And the doctor gave me great news...if the pap comes back normal, I don't have to go back for 3 years!

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Ceejay - I'm glad the training is going well, and that your pizza was yummy and your evening was relaxing.

Shad - I love the picture of the happy cow! Thanks for sharing the photos of your views! I love the pictures of the water, and such nice architecture in that shorter building up the road.

Susie - I am definitely not envying you, Happy, Laura, Annie and Ceejay with these cold temps. I'm so thankful I escaped the Midwest when I did! I hate reorganization announcements. We had those all the time when I worked at Kohl's. Thanks for asking about my new job. I'm really enjoying it, and am finally getting through the learning curve. I hope your DH's tests turn out well.

Annie - I don't get a 3 day weekend until President's Day in mid-February. I guess that's just two weeks away...but it seems longer. Hope you have a good day at work.

Happy - -17 actual is crazy cold, made worse with the bazillion degrees below zero wind chill. I would refuse to go outside in that weather. So nice of you to tell your co-worker not to come in. I hope it's slow at the shop so you can close early.

Laura - I hope you don't have any commute troubles on the way home. All your ice cream talk makes me want to stop on the way home! Just two and a half more work days 'till your trip! Let me know how you liek The Wolf of Wall Street. I heard from people that the language is awful and it's basicallly just LOTS of sex and drug use. Have fun tonight whatever you choose to do.

Gotta get back to it.
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It's cold in the South too. A minus 3 wind chill is cold. to me. I can only imagine what others are dealing with.

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Love the office views. I have a water view!!!!! Do my three filters count!!!!!

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I remember the ice milk but I've not been a fan of ice cream, unless it's black walnut or butter pecan.

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Yep I had pizza last night, Canadian bacon, but only three small slices. That's what I brought for lunch today.

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Yes running in hand is better to train a new person but it's been so long since I've ran in hand on the filters I was a bit lost at first.
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Morning all,
Another glorious day here. And we are stuck inside watching the view - well that's not bad either. There appear to be two cruise ships in today and the I think the third smoke stack I can see is the interisland ferry - one of the worlds great journeys. If you ever get down this way, you have to have a ride on those.
The red brick building with the sandstone columns in the first picture, is the Wellington Central Railway Station. Built about 100 years ago. All the building used to be offices relating to railway work and administration. These days much of the top floors are being turned into apartments.
In the second picture, the pale grey old building in the centre are the houses of Parliament - where all the politicians gather to debate, drink and debauch - ummm not sure I should have said that, but with the stupidity abounding in all types of politics across the world it is bound to happen I guess. Parliament used to be in that cream and red building directly behind - with the chimneys. That was used in the early 1900 when we were a very small country - population wise anyway - and then it got to be the senate when we had the two houses of parliament - fortunately Kiwis soon realised that only stupidity would rule if men were allowed to debate on ideas twice so they abolished the upper house. It is now part of the State Library and I believe holds the law books and parliamentary decisions. We also have a newer building which can't be seen in that photo called the "beehive" because of it's architectural shape. You can't see it in that picture. So yes, I look down on the hallowed halls of leadership??!!! and laws.
Michelle, I am not sure which building you are referring to in which photo so can't tell you what it is.
In the third photo, the building in the background, with the Westpac Stadium logo, is the big sports ground of Wellington. The architecture in that is such that it has been nicknamed the 'Cake Tin' Looks more like a rain tank to me but that is probably too Australian for the Kiwis who don't really need rain tanks.

Annie - steak meal for under 550 cals. That's not bad. I went to Applebees in Arizona and had a pancake breakfast, that was nice.

Happy - do you know how much they sold it for??? If you take what they paid you, add on a couple of grand for their profit, the rest is the cost of repairs. If it was a cracked block it would have been quite expensive to repair. If it was only a seal, then it wouldn't be too much. I'm amazed that DH didn't give them a right grilling as to what was wrong with it and the cost of repairs. I certainly wouldn't have let them away with it. And DS2 would have been nosing his way into the repair shop to see what they were talking about. He has just finished telling me off for not putting the right fuel into my car. Appears his partner J lost her car keys over the weekend, so she took his car to work (now that would have been a sight to see) and he took mine. He wanted to fill it up and rather than reading the book, he chatted to me on facebook. Then he looked at the book, then I got an earful. Of course retaliation is sweet and I told him off for eating in it. He swore black and blue he hasn't. His car is always littered with sweet packets, chippy packets and the odd pizza box.

Laura - yes the Onion tart tastes good. Mind you I do love onions, but the French get them to the almost melted stage and they are yummy although there is a touch too much garlic there for me.
Hope the trains are not delayed tonight. Can't imagine what it would be like without public transport in your big city.

Michelle - yep it is Wednesday here, so must be only Tuesday in your part of the world. Hope you have a good one.

Right well coffee is done. The view duly admired. The slaves are appearing for their daily dose of loving caring work colleagues and bosses. I'm off to harrass an Indian by the name of Sivaramen Shu.................. Can't remember enough letters of the alphabet for the rest of it.
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I need to make an appointment to the gyn. Glad things went well. Hope my doctor tells me to come back in 3 years.

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I'm good. Feeling much better than last week. Are you feeling better?


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I'm so ready for this training session to be over and done with. He thought he was going to have an easy day!!!! I pulled the paper work out and started him on this. My intuition tells me that something is going on. I've been told that he's learning the operation of the water plant to become the new maintenance person. He thinks he's going to have a desk job in the waste water lab. So who knows.
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