Well today I stayed over again....trying to get some overtime while I can, so I can save up money. I got called into the office today for another quick evaluation.....they love me! Actually, they say I'm doing really well and that I'm keeping up w/the people who have started a few months before me...so that made me feel pretty good. I was worried that I may be too slow.
Anyway...to remember what everyone chit chatted about so I can do individuals!!
Susan--I'm sorry to hear that Rocky was feeling down. His mother (or was it his wife's mother) must still be mourning inside to think that he would really wait 18yrs. To be able to find another love after losing one is a gift from god and she should see that. Plus....you'll be moving to Hawaii so she'll still have her grandson around....and another bonus....she'll be gaining some granddaughters!! Hope everything gets better for him.
Ellen--Mugglies are my dogs. I call them all sorts of names. Chewy I usually call chewbert...James calls him bones. Cocoa is anything that goes with Cocoa!! But together....I call them mugglies, muttllettes, or kids. Photos of your kitties are adorable. And the cakes look great too! My grandmother used to decorate cakes.....just to do it, not for a living. You're a great cake decorator!! Come do my cake too!!
Angie--As you may have read already, Jhanai didn't get the part. She's Orphan 12. I had to laugh that she had a number to the part. She tells me that when she grows up she doesn't necessarily want to act...she wants to be the costume designer. Right now, she's very into Horror movies...(which at first really bothered me) she watches to check out the makeup and the clothing. She loves to draw outfits and her dolls, she has created new clothes for them with balloons!! Now talk about creative!!
Katy--It is sad that Oregon cut all the fun things for kids to do in schools. I think that if they want kids to stay busy and not get into trouble as they grow they really should keep these kinds of things in. She was lucky that her school still had music. I guess the schools around her cut them out already. What's next? I did read in the paper today that one of the laws (or bills or what ever) that they passed were to have Tae Kwon Do as a part of PE. They had to pass a law for that??
Jane--The weather here yesterday was beautiful. Today was very cloudy. But the forecast says more sun.....very strange. Oregon is known for rain and we really haven't had that much this year..... Oh....I believe that a kitchen in a box is every item you need for you kitchen sold all together in a some kind of container to store it all in. (I could be wrong so correct me if I am susan) I has seen something like that before. I wanted one myself when James and I first moved in together.
Cristi--How did walmart go?? Did you end up going to Applebee's and if so...how did you like the dish you wanted? I haven't gone out to eat for awhile now...but when we do, I always try to be on my best behavior and order the healthiest thing. But salas just doesn't cut it....always chicken. I think that it's great that you and DS got to spend some time together. I have Jhanai this weekend and we're busy all weekend w/a birthday party and then my sisters' baby shower. Sheesh!! All in one weekend!!
Helllo to anyone I may have missed. I'm starting to get tired so my apologies if I left anyone out!
I'm off to take my mugglies ( ) out to go potty before I go to bed. Good night everyone!!
"Nobody ever drowned in sweat"
"You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be."
Marti - thank you for starting the new thread. YAY for your good evaluation!! Did a raise come along with it? Even if it didn't, it's still good to hear things like that. We have birthdays around here, too. Macy's is the 21st, and Mary's is the 22nd. Plus, I have 2 local friends whom I will be treating to lunch before the month is out. Lots of celebrating - a great way to pass a dreary winter, lol.
Ellen - yep, pack your bags and come on over. The grandkids would give you more kisses and hugs than you can absorb, lol.
Cristi - today we have rain and wind. But the temps are in the 40's so at least it won't turn icy. Glad you liked the sandwich at Applebee's. May have to check it out.
Susan - if you end up marrying Rocky, which I assume you will, this will be your battle too. Pre-nup guidelines may be a real good idea. Not that you want to exclude the Nana, but she will have to respect you and know that major decisions will be made by Rocky and you as a team. Not her. This may get rough, but it's nothing a Jaded Lady can't handle.
Ann - hi, and hope you are having a good day. You mentioned sales in your bio - what exactly do you sell?
Angie - the techies would be right - you HAVE snapped, lol. Get some sleep, girlfriend!
Mindee - hope you win the furnace! My grandkids have those tied blankets,and they're so cute! I saw a quilt kit at Walmart with those as the squares, so each little square has the fringe and it's cute as can be! And easy, too.
Today I'm picking up Macy from the babysitters so that we can spend some quality time together. Just her and me. I'll take her out to lunch, and then we'll do my grocery shopping, then home for a nap. She'll stay for supper, then go home. She'll be 2 next week, and is a sweetheart. Very good, very loving. Sick a lot, though. She has to go to a specialist in Indy next Thursday for an evaluation.
I'm up early as usual..My DH got up with me to fill me in on some late night developments. His stepmother's mom has been in the hospital due to a fall, had some internal bleeding and docs thought she had pneumonia for a while there. Turns out they discovered cancer, in her colon, kidney liver...everywhere. A bit of a shock. She is 90 if she is a day and has been living with Alzheimers and slowly starting to recede from life as it was...so now it is time to make her as comfortable as possible. She is too frail for surgery or chemo. She might be up for radiation, but I think her family is inclined to just let her sleep as that is all she wants to do.
My DH and I are so fortunate to have made it to our 40s with such wonderful women in our lives...we both still have living grandmothers... and a couple o' steps as well...hard to imagine them fading away, but I have been living in a little bubble of denial.
Other than waiting for updates fro the ILs, today is catch-up day. I stayed OP yesterday, so I am feeling back in control. I have a little tickle in my throat, so I am fighting off a cold of some kind. I have struggled in the past with staying OP while sick, or while my kids are sick, but am hoping to get on top of that one by being aware.
Had an interesting tea-time with an old friend (single woman, no kids) yesterday. She lives in the neighborhood where my DD3 goes for speech so we dropped in after session. Her house was a mess, but it usually is. I parked Leigh in front of Blues Clues in the tv room while we chatted, but after a few minutes it felt a little TOO quiet, kwim? So I tracked down L and sure enough she had wandered into the bedroom and there was an antique pistol lying on the dresser - and she had her eye on it....Now I do believe in watching my own children in other people's homes...they shouldn't have to childproof when they don't have kids of their own . But really! A gun!? She knew we were coming...could have put away the firearms, or at least closed the bedroom door. I din't make a big deal about it other than to point out that she left it out and that closing the bedroom door would be enough of a deterrent for L. Then we went on about our conversation which included me listening to her latest romantic bust-up which involved a liaison with married man who ( big surprise) lied to her about leaving his wife. AARgh. By this time - I am ready to go home.
Hope all is well where you are...I'll check in later for individuals...
Katy,yoiu handled the situation with the "old friend " really well. Guns loaded or not should never be left out unattended. No wonder you were surprised at her carelessness. You are lucky to still have your Grandparents around. All my extended family are gone but my Grandparents weren't the cuddly type anyway.
Look here,Ladies. Finally know how to make a list.Yipi. I asked my son to show me yesterday. He looked at me like I was dumb as a rock.lol Sometimes the littlest pleasures are the best.
Sorry I havent been around..Been having a really hard week!!
DBF has been offered a business proposition that he has to go check out....Its in London..England and he wanted me to go with him, but it was just too much for me to handle right now...Both of us just cant hop a plane.. Hes leaving sunday night and Im so nervous cause we've never been apart and he never does things on his own....So Im scared that something will happen.. I know I know, hes a big boy...but we're talking another country here, its not like hes a couple of states away.. So Ive been upset all week trying to make up my mind whether to go or not, and I had to turn it down! Its just such short notice, my mom would be all nerved up if he and I both left, plus its short notice for my job and also very expensive. His air fare alone was 1500.00, he'll only be gone a few days....But its gonna drive me nuts!! So needless to say Ive been a mental wreck, plus we had to rush around to get a passport intime and do some other things..Its just been so stressing. I know I shouldnt get so nerved up, Im just overly concerned. You'd think he was my child!!!!
I was a bad girl last night and had Taco Bell for supper, but I havent eaten much this week, cause of nerves so maybe I lost a couple pounds!! I'll just be glad once he gets home!!
We watched a show last night on Discovery Health called " Big John", did anyone see it? It was about a 16 yr old boy who weighed 410lbs and underwent gastric bypass!!! I was crying it, it was so sad.. How could someone let their child get so out of control. The parents kinda acted like it was no big deal cause they were both a little overweight, but the torture that child must have endured being so overweight, I just wouldnt be able to allow that to happen. By the end of show they announced he had lost like 150 lbs, but still needs to lose another 150....It was really devastating....DBF said only in America you see this stuff...and thats really the truth!!
Hope you are all doing well, sorry I didnt get into personals!!! Maybe later
I'm back! Dropped DD3 off at preschool, now I just need to get a workout in and clean house before it's time to get pick her up. But - I have time for individuals....
Marti - pass a law for Tai Kwon Do? That seems weird.... we are both lucky our kids have good music programs. Did you get signed up for your company gym? Congrats on the good review -hopefully it will lead to $$$ Tell Jhanai costuming is lots of fun! I dressed all the plays when I was in high school and I have recently helped a friend sew for a production of Hedda Gabler.....think I might get back into it as a volunteer for some of the local theatre groups around here...when the kiddos are older. I liked the creativity of creating a wardrobe for a character...sounds like something Jhanai would enjoy
Angie - did you get some sleep? Do i sound like your mother yet? take your vitamins, drink your milk.....yada yada..take your riding crop to the next rehearsal..keep those pesky actors in line haha
Cristi - how was the WW menu at Applebee's - I keep seeing the commercials for them, but have never eaten there. Is it worth the trip?
Jane - Enjoy your special time with Macy. Sorry to hear she's sick alot..hopefully the specialist will have some insight. Your January is like my November..lots of family birthdays. It's Party Central 'round here in November.
Julie - too bad you can't go with DBF to London- that's one of the places I want to go before I die. I studied English history in college and have been intrigued ever since...but a weekend is not nearly long enough. Maybe you two can go back later for a real vacation.
Mindee - I am on the freecycling list here for Portland. Portland has a huge freecycling community, but I've never used it as I haven't had things to get rid of or had a need as of yet. I'm glad you and T use it, though, it keeps alot of junk out of the landfill....hope you get the heater!
Pam - thanks for your kind words. It was one of those moments that happened very quickly and the enormity of it hit me much later. I hope she gets her act together....This is the year all us "girls" turn 40...and all of us seem to be on a good and healthy path in life except for her.. and she still acts as if she were in highschool.
And...I'm off to get some exercise...I have chiro tonight during chat so I won't be dropping in...hopefully will be able to participate next week.
Julie, sorry but as I always say to friends who are given opportunities like this, grab it and run! What a life experience... To live in another country WITH a job!
Jane, have a wonderful time with Macy....
Marti, its always nice to hear from your bosses that your doing a good job....
Katy, well dont' really know what to say about your friend... I know I have a couple of friends that are way out there as being almost opposite of me. You may want to have her come to your house or possibly grabbing a coffee in a cafe.
Well I need to get to work...love working later in the day but find Im so tired by the time I get there do to all the house work I do before then. Pray I don't fall asleep at the play tonight!
Not a lot going on...but then there never is. Maybe that's why I get so tired reading Angie's posts! LOL
Marti~sorry Jhanai didn't get the part. I have seen quite a few plays (when the kids were in school) where they cast girls for boys parts. Does seem odd when there are so many boys there to do it. Isn't it crazy about the schools...I don't think it is just OR schools that have made lots of cuts-it is all over. And that cracks me up because they can fund billions for a war and even locally a stupid new arena that we don't need and schools are shutting down and taking huge cutbacks. Teachers have had to take pay cuts, they cut lots of programs from the High Schools and that is sad. Is there something wrong with this picture? Glad ya got great reviews for your work.
Angie~as busy as you are, always on the go I can totally understand you falling asleep.
Susan~yeah, Nana has to know she will always be in Kris' life but she needs to butt out where Rocky is concerned. Did you finally get your chili beans? Boy, chili sounds good for dinner...maybe tomorrow. Already have dinner planned for tonight and it is too late to think about cooking chili.
Katy~haven't decided what to as of yet. Will probably stick with a border because I am afraid on the dark color that a stencil won't show up much. So we will see. Your friend probably wasn't thinking that Leigh would go in her room so didn't give much thought to leaving a gun out which is understandable especially if she doesn't have kids over much. I sure wouldn't think to close my door or move things. Applebees is definitely worth going to if you happen to eat out. I am glad that they have a few WW things on the menu now even dessert. I haven't tried any of the desserts tho, the WW ones. DS almost always gets a apple cheesecake chimichanga (sp?) and those are delicious-I take a small bite of it because they are waaaaaay to fattening but ooooooohhh so goooood!
Jane~I think that is great that you spend time with each of your grandkids and I know they love and appreciate it. I do hope that they find out what is wrong with Macy. I just hate to see a little child sick. Sometimes it kils me to go to MACS (makeachildsmile.org) because I read about these children and just think what did they do to deserve to be ill and dying. It really is sad but at the same time it makes their day to know a total stranger cares enough to send a card and/or gift. DH#1's nephew died from leukemia and it was just so sad to see him going through all that pain for the five years. But we all saw to it that he was happy for the most part while he was here. Anyway, I hope you guys have a great lunch!
Ellen~so how are the kitties today? How is Ms Ellen feeling today? Did ya get a new appt. to go to the doc yet?
Pam~son has a great idea with ebay. I have a friend who does that, she doesn't make much money but she tries. I think it all depends on what you are selling.
Anyway ladies...on with the day. I am cleaning house and doing some laundry. Miss a day of laundry and man does it pile up. Didn't help tho that I was gone most of yesterday. That's about all I have. Later...
Cristi--You are so right about what can be funded and what things get cut. Very sad for our children. (I want to keep Jhanai as productive as possible in school) She belongs to the choir and also an after school book club. She loves to read (I'm so proud of her) and she loves to write. I may have a director for movies in my hands!! (think she'll support me when she makes millions? )
Angie--Keeping my fingers crossed that you don't fall asleep tonight! I have met a woman at work whose schedule reminds me of yours!! I asked her how she does it and she admitted to me that just before Christmas she almost had a panic attack and her family was very concerned. So this year she is devoting more time for herself and on top of that list is getting more sleep. I would hate to see you get so overworked and then have a melt down Angie so please...take some time to catch up on you and get some rest!!
Katy--Yea, Tae Kwon Doe....I believe it was a bill they passed to have it as part of the Physical Education classes. I guess they're thinking our kids need to know how to protect themselves since we are seeing more and more kidnappings. (that or we're going to give the bullies more ways to bully!) You did a great in handling the situation w/your friend. I probably would have had a huge fit and left! But you handled it well.
Julie--Does this job he's looking at involve moving to London later?? Or is it just finding out more about it in London? How exciting. I'm not sure what I would do if I were in your shoes. If it was something to where we would eventually move to, then I would stay home knowing that I would see it later, but if it was just to visit and get more info on the job,,,,,I would have tried to swing it and go. It would be like a vacation! But $1500 for one person is a lot of money and is totally understandable to stay. I hope he brings you a souvenier!!
Pam--Hi there! I'm not sure what you were talking about so clue me in...what list are we talking about? Must have mentioned it on the other thread and I missed it. Hope you're having a great day.
Jane--My sisters babyshower is this sunday and her daughters birthday party is Saturday. Briana's bday isin't until the 21st but my sis is due on the 22nd. She's really cutting it close!! I really don't want to go to the baby shower...but I already told her I would. Now...to go shopping for things for the kids!!
Thank you all for the kinds words about my evaluation. No raise right now...that won't happen until I've been there for 6mos. and then it goes up .50 cents. What's nice is that I have been staying until 3:00 or 3:30 at work....which puts me at the late shift differencial.(sp?) 15% !! Not too shabby. Trying to catch up on my finances...going to retire rich!! Of coarse at this rate I won't be retiring until I'm 92!!
Well,,,,I'll check back in later...James is getting ready for work and I want a kiss.
"Nobody ever drowned in sweat"
"You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be."
Katy - I think your friend was totally out of line for leaving a gun out, no matter what! In a drawer, on a high shelf... maybe. But out on the dresser?? How careless! Someone said meet her elsewhere next time, and I second that! So sorry about your DH's DSG. I never really had a grandma, and my mom died the day before I turned 31. (I got a card in the mail from her that same day, after she passed) I'm so glad you have yours! There are things I wish I'd asked my mom about....
Pam - I don't know what list you mean? Are you talking about a new paragraph? Whatever it is, if you're happy about it, so am I!! YAY for progress! When I first started using a computer, I could barely control the mouse pointer arrow! It went all over the screen, lol.
Julie - Tell DBF that my bags are packed, and I'll meet him at the airport, lol. I have been in London, however it was only to refuel on my way to Germany, and we didn't get to leave the plane. I know you'll worry about your guy. Are you sure you can't go? It would be so fun and exciting! No, I didn't see Big John, but it sounds sad. DBF is right - in some countries they don't even have a word for "diet" in the sense that we use it. Makes me feel guilty!
Angie - Angie? ANGIE!! WAKE UP!!!! Wait... go to bed!!
Cristi - thank you for the card. It brightened my day! I sure do love taking the DGDs one at a time, spending time with them. They each need that, and so do I.
Marti - gotta love 15% differential! Maybe you'll have a good time at the baby shower once you get there. Will Jhanai still be there so she can go, too, or will she be headed home by then?
More rain for Indiana! The governor was visiting nearby, looking at the flooding, declaring it a disaster area. Thankfully, there's no problem where we live, but we know people who have had to evacuate.
Macy and I had a fun time together. I bought her some new shoes, and lunch. She is a loving little thing, with a good sense of humor. She let me rock her to sleep for her nap....
I doubt that I can be here for chat... but have fun!
Popping once more before I go to work. (but first I need to get ready)
Jane--How sweet that you got to spend time with Macy. And new shoes during the outing!! Can you take me to an outing?? I need some new shoes! Jhanai will be here this weekend so she'll be coming with me to both. I don't take her back home until 8:00. The shower is at noon. Still need to figure out where it's going to be...somewhere close to my work place.
I ate some of James delicious chili. UGHHHH.....now I feel fat and bloated. And I only grabbed enough for a servings size, about 1C. But beans and me don't always get along. Always feel weighed down. So I guzzled a 24oz. bottle of water during the process of eating in hopes that the bloating feeling will subside.....usually helps.
I think I better clean up my face and put some clothes on. I'm still in sweats!! I'll be leaving here in about an hour or so, so I better get moving so I can plop myself down before leaving. (never like to be rushing right to the last minute)
have a great night.
"Nobody ever drowned in sweat"
"You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be."
Just coming to say hi. Hope all is well.
Jane, I think it was you that asked what I do. I sell for a large wireless distributor. You know all those great big cell phone towers and the cables and the blah,blah,blah....that's all my company. I get to talk to some pretty neat people during the day from all over the world. With the cell phone industry what it is right now, we are slammed day in and day out, which is a good thing, but it precludes me from "talking" to my new friends here. Marti, I don't know how you work so late. I work until 8 or 9 and I'm dead by the time I get home. I guess I need to readjust my internal clock.
A lot of chatting to catch up on, not feeling well today ,doctors appointment friday afternoon, I actually made a list to give her so I don't forget anything,I usually do. I just stayed quiet today , read a little, not to much.It was 18c today can you believe it ,thought I had slept through winter LOL ,but its quite a bit colder now,calling for snow,tomorrow , actually thats today,I will catch up with you all tomorrow,hope everyone had a great day,Cristi thankyou so much for the card sure came at the right moment ,it sure cheered me up thanks again