Now if I can get it straight as to who said what since the last time I checked in, lol.
Marti - it's cool that you ran into one of the carriers from the casino. Small world, huh? If we have to postpone Disney, we will go the last week of May instead. All the other times we've gone the 3rd week of May, but Katie graduates next year at that same time.
Cristina - are you having the same gorgeous weather as Indiana? Beautiful fall temps and nice breezes.
Sam - glad you have a positive outlook on losing! The time is going to pass anyway, but at least you will be thinner and thinner as each month goes by, right?
Susan - glad you finally popped in, sweetie! There were several of us who had asked what Sauvies Island was, and a few of us who asked if we could go, too, lol. So sorry that our Gabster is the one who has to suffer because of a jerk for a dad!! Give her a hug from Grandma Jane, ok? How're Rachel & Rebecca doing?
Hi also to Jen, Angie, Katy, Sue, Shanna, Mindee, Julie, Kathy, Katiecat, and all who read this.
Just getting ready watch Gilmore Girls with Katie. That, and Everwood are 2 shows we try to always see together. Anybody else watch them?
Evenin' ladies! We sure were a chatty bunch today. Glad I was popping in at work, read some posts then. I don't dare log in, esp since that computer won't be mine after Friday (YAHOO!) Wouldn't want anyone to see where I had been!
I've been so busy tonight. Went to Wal-Mart. My aunt recommended an ointment she used on her dog for hot spots. Then I took the dog for a walk, (I needed it too), switched my closets and dressers from summer to winter clothes, did 2 loads of laundry, all after work. Now that I'm sitting I'm so tired I could fall over asleep. I'll probably zip up to bed and fall asleep watching Law & Order SVU.
I am officially back on the bandwagon today. I've been writing down everything I eat, and as I said, back to walking with the dog. Mainly because I realized, I'm not going to be able to fit into my dress slacks for work unless I lose about 10 lbs, and it's going to be down right chilly soon.
Well, zoning out and babbling on, so I'm going to bed.
thank you Christina for the birthday wishes....this is Tanner
I showed him what you wrote and he had to get in his thank yous
I had to be up early to drive Tanner to band rehearsal this morning at 6:30 am arghhh of course they are doing so much construction that it took me over 50 mintes to drive there,,,normal time is 15 minutes...grrrr Came home worked on the scheudle for Fiddler...didn't go well so did some house work,,,read my book for a bit...relaxed. Cleaned some more,,,tried that program for the Fiddler thing again...finally gave up and called for help...then went and watched Oprah it talked about surviving disasters and attacks. I always remember that one show she did years ago about never letting an attacker take you to the second place...cause chances are you would die. I took a self defense class after watching that ...was a learning experience.
Susan, ah man thats too bad about Gaby's dad...his loss...and well Gaby's too.
Well should get myself going, need to take Tan to EB games to spend his birthday money.
I have been writing on a single parents board for several years now. I just thought I would cut and paste from there to try and catch up here......lol
Gabrielle is so cute. I know I keep saying that but she is.....
We went to Starbucks this morning and she wore her doggie
slippers.They are these brown slippers with a puppy dog head- cute.
So, she flip flopped in Starbucks and everyone smiled at her....
Went to the mall and was trying to get her hiking boots on but she
So, I let her continue to wear the slippers in the mall. Of course
now the slippers are ruined.....going through all sorts of dirt and
grease in the parking lot....lol......anyway-
Taking the kids to Sauvies Island tomorrow afternoon. Want to get
some apples and pick up some sunflowers.
Took the girls to Sauvies Island yesterday and went through the corn
maze, went on a "moo ride" and a "hayride" romped through the pumpkin
field - Gaby kept tripping over the vines, which made me laugh and
question what kind of sick mom I was.............lol.
Rebecca headed up waaaaaaay out there- looking for the perfect
pumpkin- found 3 and had a heck of a time getting them all back on
the wagon for the trip back.
Moo Ride was the best- behind this 4 wheeler in a gutted out barrel
painted like a cow............going over pumps, through the berry
bushes, apple orchard...Gaby was laughing- they all had fun on that.
Going to put henna in the girl's hair today and wash my car, spend
time in the kitchen and......................my best friend called
after 2 years!!!!! She saw Gaby when she was a baby but her husband
didn't like Mike- thought he was dangerous so he didn't want her
around me.............which is silly but I don't care- she called
this morning!!! So happy............she is soooooo funny- have missed
I also applied Henna to Rachel's and Rebecca's hair yesterday. We did
it up in their bathrooms- they each have one *roll eyes* the lap of
luxury - though it is the kind where they share the tub in the
middle....so their gripes of being "third world " are somewhat
Rachel was a trooper- never ,ever complains but Rebecca was passing
out with the smell.
She goes " I am not putting that on my hair!!! ((Me: So don't -
wasn't my idea)
Looks like poop!! ( Me: It is from India besides what do you have
"OMG- open the window, I am going to pass out...!!"
( Me: pete sakes........Rachel open the window!
Rachel: It is open,she is such a baby!)
..hurry up, you are sooooo slow!!!.......(Me: You have waaay too much
hair and you are making me nervous!
40 mintues later she was singing my praises!! Came out really
always splash in puddles,always go out in public with tangled hair, always eat chocolate for dinner,always lay on tummy to watch cartoons,always play before chores are done,and never wear a puffy coat again. ~Inspired by Gaby
Jen - what ointment did your aunt recommend? My doggies are fine, but a close friend was just telling me her's has hot spots and she's having trouble getting rid of them. YAY for being on the wagon again - I have no doubt you'll be in those pants with room to spare before long.
Angie - omg, I saw Oprah yesterday too and about freaked when they showed the pregnant woman who was impaled by a mocrophone stand. Did you make any headway with the schedule for Fiddler?
Susan - thanks for sharing your posts! Now I for sure want to go to Sauvies Island. Btw, the love between you and your DDs just pours through.... so sweet!
Mindee - where oh where have you been?
Hi to all reading this...
Mary and Dale are somewhat concerned about their money situation at Disney. Neal and I are paying for all 4 resort rooms, the airplane tickets and the park hopper tickets for everyone. So that only leaves food and souveniers. And, imho, we have enough souveniers already. We always eat breakfast in the room... Anyway, I've printed out menus and prices from many Disney restaurants to help them figure everything out. I'm worried that they are going to stay home....
Gotta get the laundry done today that shoulda been done yesterday!
hey gals. I thought I would pop on a bit before my third day of **** starts at school. I apologize if I miss any ones ups and downs and life stories. I feel really bad, but with being so busy and my bleeping computer taking forever to go between threads, etc. I just don't have the time. Maybe this weekend. I just don't want you all to think I don't care about each and every one of you and think about you often. I am sad because I have such a dinosaur of a computer that I can't get on here with ease like at my last job. If I had money I would be calling up Dell and chucking this thing out the bleeping window. It almost has me in tears since this and e-mail is all I really use it for. Anywho...
Well it is only the third day and I am ready to cry. I am so tired and I have information over load. Ugghhh I amost cried yesterday cause I just don't know if I can do it. There is so much pressure and reading and work and such just in those two first days. I have already made a plaster impression and taken four radiographs ( x-rays) on these creepy half plastic half real human heads. I guess they don't make them real anymore. It used to be when third world country had a disaster, and no one claimed some bodies, that they were donated to research and we got the real skulls. So they are creepy looking, real teeth in this plastic head with a level on top to open and close the mouths. The tongue is wierd feeling too. I didn't get to expose them yet to see how bad I did. But it was my first time. I am also stressed because I have to find ten people to take Full mouth x-rays of and turn in that list soon and will be performed them next term for my board exams. They have to be people that haven't had them in three years and we send a set to their dentists for them. Well, I have had to rule out four people already. so I don't know where I am going to find these people. Anywho, I am really stressed and tired right now and don't know how I am going to survive if and when I get a part time job. I will be up for 15-16 hours a day then. Uggghhhh. Bone tired and having to get ready for another brain numbing day.
I hope each and every one of you has a wonderful day. I will try and get on here when I can. I miss you all and the support and comraderie. Hugs to everyone.
Jana: I had time to look at your inscription. You are such a sweet person and I appreciate everything you and the girls give me. Be it verbal support or otherwise.
Here's to weight loss from stress. ugghhh
May the force be with you all. Tootles
CH: 5ft 6inches
CW:175 or more, who knows??
GW: 135 SHANNA
Will someone take my fork away from me???
Sorry, I havent checked in for a bit, I've had a rough last few days.. My friend that I keep the kids for, went into pre labor, so I've watched the kids for the last 72 hrs for them, shes still in the hosp, but no baby yet!! Anyway I went to visit her last night, when I was there doing my hospital clinical for school and she basically ignored me.....I was very mad and my feelings are pretty hurt over the situation..I cant believe how ignorant they were to me, after I've watched there kids the last 3 days... Guess Im feeling pretty used right about now...Plus my TOM is here...so I havent been myself lately..Hope that everything is going well with all of you...Im trying to catch up with all of the posts since I last checked in...so I'll be in touch... By the way I gain 2 lbs last week in my weigh in.....sigh.....VERY UPSET ABOUT THAT!!! So I'm trying to get back on track!!!
Hiya! Just checking in on my lunch hour at home. I don't have a whole lot to do at the office, since tomorrow will be my last day there. I'm not in the middle of any big projects, just wrapping things up. Makes for a long day. Friday I have to work a shift, and then I am DONE! I start the new job on Monday.
Jane - The ointment I got for my dog is Sargeant's brand Antimicrobial Wound Cream. It's anti-bacterial, fungal, and viral. Sounds like something I should have on hand anyway. I'll have to let you know how it heals.
Shanna - Don't let life and your school stresses get you down too much. I remember in nursing school thinking "how in the **** am I going to get through this?" I just did it, and you will too. Do you do anything for stress relief? Yoga? Even a short walk outside can help.
Julie - too bad your friend is such a boob. I hate it when I feel like I've been taken advantage of.
Well, NUTBALL had an interview today for someone to fill my position. Wonder how that went. Hope whoever gets it likes it better than I did. I keep wondering what is going to happen with this, or that after I'm gone. But I keep saying, "it's not my problem, it's not my problem..."
Good afternoon, or Happy Hump Day..whichever you prefer. Another week half over. I can't believe how quickly this summer went, and how soon we will be heading West. I just have to get several things straightened out with Drs. and we can make our plans.
I am feeling a little nervous today and it will be worse tomorrow. I have my "surgery" on my back in the morning. Hope the x-rays and blood tests came back clear. I imagine if they didn't I would have been called.
In the midst of all this medical drama we are still trying to find a place to build a new home. I am so tired of talking to realtors....blah, blah, blah.
I have been able to keep up with the walking, but fear the eating hasn't continued to be the best. Why must I always be able to do one or the other, but not both? Can't lose weight if I can't stay on track. Last week I did super, and then the week-end sent me off track...and I stayed off track.
Going to the grocery store for lots of produce, so will try, try again.
Won't do individuals right now...but hope to be back tonight. I guess you could say I am not in the best of moods.
Shanna~breeeeeaath...just don't let things get ya down girly. I think the first week or so of starting school are always a bit much to take in but once you get used to the routine of it all you will be fine. I was picturing real skulls and all the other stuff you said you had to do and think you are doing an awesome job so far. I have so much confidence that you will be fine.
Julie~so sorry to hear about the friends. I hate the feeling of being taking advantage of also. Just remember what goes around comes around. You would think they would have been very grateful for you watching their kids. Sorry about the gain also. I know you will have that off in no time, plus more.
Susan~I loved reading about the girls and yes Gaby is cute! Sounds like you all had a fun time. Rachel sounds like my dd with the smell and such. Sorry to hear about Mike being a poop head. One day he will wake up and realize it is too late. It's too bad though that little Gaby is the one who is really missing out.
Jane~oh! I missed Gilmore Girls!! I do watch that, that is when I remember. I was watching Trading Spouses the second part of it and forgot about GG. I think the same show is on Sunday evening though so I can catch up then. I have watched Everwood about three times but it never was one that I felt I had to see every week. Seems there is always something else on I want to watch. Well, I hope Mary ends up going with you all to Disneyworld. Seems like it would be more fun if you all went together. What always gets me is to see a smile on the kids faces and them all excited. Of course I never took the kids at that young a age, it could be overwhelming to her just thinking about it. Is your son and his family going also?
Angie~you are welcome for the wishes and so is Tanner. I missed the episode of Oprah, of course it is probably because I watch Ellen since she changed her show from 1 pm to 4 pm. She cracks me up. Hope you get the Fiddler stuff worked out.
Yes Mindee~where are you girly? We are missing you and hearing about what little Brandon is up to.
Jen~good for you for walking again. Throw some of that motivation over my way-I need it!
HI to everyone else, Kathy, Katie, Katy, Marti, Sue, Sam, Stacy and everyone else. Hope things are well with you in your corner of the world.
Geez, this getting up at 4 am and then going back to sleep is messing me up. I think I need to stay awake and go to bed early instead of coming home and going back to sleep and sleeping too late. Anyway...only another week of this then will go looking for DS a car, or is it this weekend?? Next weekend is yard sale weekend so maybe it is this weekend. I have been like this all day. Anyway...went to the library and then to Wal-Mart for my weekly grocery shopping. Glad I didn't have to get much because I really didn't feel like going. But remembered the first is Friday and the store is always so busy the first of the month so better get it out of the way today. Have a good day all.
Boy that was a close call. I hit submit and AOL threw me off-thought maybe it didn't take my post.
Sue~I think it is understandable you no being in the best of moods. Just remember if you need to talk we are here for ya. Sending some good vibes that all goes well tomorrow and many prayers. : I will be thinking of you tomorrow. Know what ya mean about realtors-ugh! The one we had with this house I was about to fire but then that would have meant starting all over with a new one so we dealt with him since it was almost over.
Just working on my newsletter- eating pizza that is leftover from lunch.
Jen-- It is not your problem .......I bet you will be glad to get outta of there??
I am with you Julie-- disgusted with my weight gain but figure eating pizza will help....lol.
Laughing about it because.......I will get it back in check - always do....
Just stay calm!!
The girls are so sweet. Adore Gabrielle. I adore the others too of course but Gaby is growing so fast and it seems she is doing something new everyday.
I was driving to the sitters (aka ex husband) and had the Christian station on and looked back at her singing-- or at least moving her mouth. It was sooooooo funny.
I have my newsletter to get finished up.....
There is this guy.............(everyone can *ROLL EYES* lol).......and he is the sweetest thing. Just thinking about him brings tears to my eyes,,,,
I know him through my single parenting group on the computer. We "met" 4 years ago when I first became seperated from my husband. I rejoined the group 15 months ago and he wasn't there anymore.
I asked about him because he had always been nice to me....and the moderator went and emailed him .....
He rejoined the group and we have been friendly over the past year. He has listened to my whining about men and he always said " they are idiots Susan you are a wonderful mother, a beautiful woman, talented, smart........" blah-blah-blah.......
He was always so sweet.......saying a smart man would see I was a "keeper".....
Anyway...........the past two weeks he has been calling and we talk for hours.He sings - he has a beautiful voice- and he writes beautiful songs--very talented......
He lives in Hawiai though............but I love his friendship.......he has a 10 year old boy and has been a widow for 10 years- his wife died 23 days after the baby was born.
Anyway..........I wanted to say something about him-- to me he has become something special.
always splash in puddles,always go out in public with tangled hair, always eat chocolate for dinner,always lay on tummy to watch cartoons,always play before chores are done,and never wear a puffy coat again. ~Inspired by Gaby
Shanna - I think it's very weird that you have to find your own patients! Is this standard practice?? But it will all work out, and you are one smart cookie, so don't sell yourself short!
Julie - yep, your friend shouldn't have ignored you at all! But, after 72 hours of labor, and still no baby, she's probably not at her best...
Jen - thanks for the name of the cream... I'll pass it on to my buddy. Have you got your desk packed up yet?
Sue - I'm sure all will be fine tomorrow... let us know when you get home, ok? My sis just had the same thing done, and actually, so did Neal, on his ears! We're here for you, ok?
Cristina - the whole family, meaning Terry, Gina, their 2 girls, Mary, Dale, their 3 girls, Katie, Neal and me are going, plus Katie's best friend (Kayla) who is just like family, is also going to Disney. That's 13 of us! (Neal and I are looking forward to spending some time alone, though.) Mary and I sat down and wrote down on paper all the expenses they would have and that made it seemed much better. They will be ok, money-wise. She's a worry-wart, like her momma! Are you having a yard sale Saturday? I wanna come to it!!
Susan - no rolling eyes here (now or in the past!) and I'm very happy that you have such a friend in your life. Guys like that are so hard to find - too bad he lives in Hawaii!! So where're my newsletters??? Btw, pizza sounds soooo good!!
Marti - how's your day been?
We watched "Lost" again this week, and I really like it! It could almost have been written by Stephen King.
As I mentioned to Cristina, Mary and I went over some figures, so she is more relieved about Disney. So it's all good....
Hello, I did get back here tonight. Hope you all had a nice day. I walked this morning and it was so chilly, sweats weather. Then this afternoon I went to watch DGD run cross country and it was sunny and very warm. I had worn a jacket and had to take it off real quick. This was my first experience with cross country and it is not real interesting. lol. I am just glad DGD is interested in something though, so that is a good thing. (I don't think I have ever mentioned that this GD is actually a step GD, but she is now living with my DD and hubby. That is how they have two 13 year old girls living under one roof.) Hormone city! Jane- I don't watch either of the shows you do. I should because they have taken all of my shows off over the years. Really don't like to get too "into" any shows though as we are hardly ever home at night when we are in LV. I hope all goes well for your trip to Disney and that all the family does get to go. Jen- Good luck with the new job. Hey, can I get on the bandwagon with you? I fell off big time this week. Let's hope we both do better this week. Angie- Saw that Oprah show. That was really something. I could not imagine going through what those women did. Good luck on your work for Fiddler. Susan- Your girls sound so sweet and cute. I laughed so hard at Gaby and her slippers. The trip sounded like lots of fun. I wish my grandson were here I would take him to the pumpkin patch. He is 4 and quite the talker. Shanna- I can understand your panid with all you have on your plate right now. I hope you find enough people to get the x-rays for your class. Good luck and I hope you can get over the stressed out feelings and enjoy your classes. Julie- Your friend should realize what a good friend she has in you as you are watching her children for her. Maybe it was just the excitement and worry of being in labor that made her act as she did. Give her another chance to show how appreciative she is when she is through her ordeal. Want to jump on the bndwagon with me and Jen as we try to get back on track? It is hard isn't it? Cristi- I hate if my sleep is interrupted. I love to sleep in mornings, but then feel lazy if I do. Good luck on the car for your DS. Thank you for the good vibes. I am still a bit nervous, but Hubby is going to go with me to hold my hand.
Most of the midwest is enjoying Fall weather now and it is so pretty. Our leaves are turning orange and the fall decorations are out in the neighborhood. I need to make my scarecrow to sit on the porch swing. I miss getting the kids ready for Halloween, but I still fix up treats for the kids who come by.
I will try to stop in here tomorrow after my appointment to let you know how it goes. The Dr. said I would be more sore after this than I was last week. ugh...