Time for a fresh thread. Ususally when I do this Maria does it also. The other was getting way too long.
Maria - Slavika sent me your email. I have to figure out what to do with it. I will send it my provider. Can't figure out why I don't get them since you have returned. Sometimes when I get ones back I sent to you it says the same thing. Wish I was more computer savy. It is scary-dh can't even turn one on and doesn't even want to. Maria I work partime in a school cafeteria. Sort of fun-on bad days we have a "meeting" afterwards at the local spot up the street.
We babysat yesterday and have to do it again tomorrow afternoon. He loves balls and he has a good arm. He has his own little golf club and he has some real balls to hit. I think son and dil are crazy-I forsee some broken windows or things. I am biting my tongue. I hope it is nice tomorrow so we can go to a park or something.
Ann-I am sure Jerry is still on cause he has a big fanbase here and Chicago. I know people who have voted for him. I was amazed that the gal that was dancing with Joey last week didn't lose her top. They must use a lot of glue
or tape. Now if I was dancing I would just be wearing my diamonds like in the email Slavika sent. Then no one would notice my stumbling feet. LOL
Bernice it was nice to "see" you.
Hope you all are having a nice weekend.
Peggy- It was nice to see everyone too.
Last nite we went to a 4;30 PM movie and I couldn't believe that theater was packed so early. We saw "Departed". It has a great cast with Jack Nicolson,Martin Sheen,Alex Baldwin,Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon. It was an excellent film despite foul language,gory murders. I recommend it even tho it ran 2 1/2 hrs. Then we went out for dinner and returned home by 10:30 PM. I think that's what we will do from now on,see an early movie and dinner and in bed by 11 PM
Misty, my sweet maltese is passing bladder stones again. She's on special food hoping to dissolve them. I would hate to put her thru surgery as she has endured 2 bladder surgeries in her short life. She's only 6 and the pain must be awful altho she doesn't cry. I have a prescription bottle full of her stones and I joke that I could string them and pass them as doggy pearls.
One of our supermarkets had a special on Australian filet mignon for 3.99 lb but you had to buy the whole filet. We did and got 9 steaks from the package. They were so tender and delicious that we went back and bought them for our kids. This week it was Australian lamb chops so we made a special trip to another supermarket to get that. I wonder why we are importing beef and lamb when we raise it in this country as well.
Got dh to clean out a closet full of pants and shirts he hasn't worn in years, he was quite jovial about it and we will give it to a thrift shop that raises money for the local hospital. Got me in the mood to clean out linen closet and I am dumping loads of sheets that don't fit our bed since we got that super thick mattress. Now the closet is empty. It's really cathartic to clear out stuff.
Well that's it for now-hope everyone had an uneventful week-end. Bernice
Peggy I mentioned to my service provider that the problem has only arisen since my return. For that reason he said he would investigate further hence the email. I hope it gets resolved.
I agree with some of the costumes/dresses/covering or whatever some of the girls wear in Dancing with the Stars! I am a bit envious of some of their figures.
You are right, great minds do think alike, I was about to start a new thread when I noticed you had started it!
Bernice it is strange that you import our beef and lamb. I know there is a bit of a kerfuffle about our wheat, I wasn't aware of the lamb and beef.
We do have a surplus of lamb because of our very mild winter.
Don't really understand all the trade restrictions, all politics
The film you saw sounds like something my dh would like!
Cannot remember what was said on the previous thread.....
Haven't been here in a while. Been doing some cleaning and getting ready for yesterday's Cape adventure. Every year on the Sunday of the Columbus Day holiday DH's secretary come here and we go for a tour of the Cape. We stop at the Daniel Webster House in Sandwich for breakfast....it is a beautiful Inn and they have a Conservatory dining room that is beautiful...spell that expensive but only once a year. Then we usually meander down RT 6 which is more of a back road highway and visit alll the little gift shops on the way. This year the day was so beautiful we decided to visit the coast line instead. Went to Wood's Hole which is where the Oceanographic Institue is located. It is a very picturesque village. Then we showed our friends the Falmouth Harbor and the Heights Beach. At the beach there is a new "Casino"...not the gambling kind. It once was a dance hall/restaurant that had fallen into much disrepair. A gentleman from Braintree who lives around the corner from us bought it and after much hassle was allowed to tear it down and errect a very similar looking structure. Now it will have a large restaurant and 8 condos. The cheapest is $899,000 with one bedroom and 1 1/2 baths up to a 2 fl condo for $2.2 mil. which has 3 bed and 2.5 baths. This is on the ocean.....in a storm or hurricane it could be said to be IN the ocean....or at least its parking area below which is sand level. They had open house and we saw the 'Sand Piper' unit. It was beautiful and only 1mil 50 thousand. Check them out on www.casinowharf.com . After that we returned here for supper. I had made Chicken Marsela on Saturday and only had to bake it with rice, asparagus and salad. All in all a busy but nice day.
Bernice: Good for you on your clean out. We have been cleaning the cellar which is almost done and then on to the garage. An ongoing project. Interesting to hear your review of "Departed" we have been saying we want to see it. It was filmed partly in Boston and is about some Boston hoods. It will be very interesting to see what parts of the scenery we can pick out. In fact there is one scene that was supposed to have been filmed at an abandoned part of the Fore River Shipyard in Braintree.
Here comes DH, back from getting new tires on the car so off I go! Talk to you again soon.
Bernice, we went to see the same movie Saturday night, but I didn't have the same opinion of it. I thought it had a great cast and a good story until the last 30 minutes or so and it was too long. I think it was just too gory for me, but I am so glad to meet another movie fan. It is really fun to discuss them.
Karen, you play golf the way I want to. But I would want to talk too. Be good to your knee, but if you aren't, just make lots of ice. Some people seem to have trouble not working, but I was born with the gift.
Peggy, you and Gloria seem to have some exciting trips. I went to a little fun park in OKC with the kids and thought it was the greatest. It was such a fun day. I know I have talked to you, Peggy, about the Amish tragedy, but both of you sort of live close to these communities. I read that the girls' families actually went to the shooter's funeral. I am just in awe of these people and their forgiving natures. Did you have fun with P today? Yesterday my little grandson called me "Grandma" and my Makenzie got all jealous. She said, "No, she's mine." Then at dinner Austin (5) got worried that I wasn't HIS grandma. Believe me, girls, there is enough to go around, but it was fun to be so popular.
It is raining here. If I bothered to learn the little smilies, there would be fireworks shooting off here.
A very hot day here today Very windy and lots of alerts out for bushfires. Unbelievable to have this sort of weather and we are not even half way through spring
It surely must be very early for those of you who have already had snowfalls
Not much news from down here, we have been busy with the start of the cricket season. The website needs to be continually updated, I quite enjoy doing that once the initial site has been established.
I am glad you are all liking the new collage, I really enjoy doing them so anytime I get a new photo from any of you, I am happy to update.
Also if someone has a particular background in mind they would like to see, let me know and I can incorporate that.
I think I will quitely sit behind my computer today, no point in getting hot and sweaty
Maria: Sitting quietly behind the computer sounds like a plan. We had quite a rain fall today, and welcome, since we needed it. My English friend and I went paddling around in the rain to purchase some plants for our gardens. We finally found the chrysanthemums that we wanted.
After hearing your gals describe the movie Departed, no matter how great the cast, I know it wouldn't be one that I would like. I don't go for gore and I don't go for the bad language. I sometimes think that the bad language is put in just so a film can be rated R, to draw in the people.
When I watch CSI I just close my eyes until the gorey parts a finished. But I don't want to pay to close my eyes.
Bernice: I agree that an early movie and then dinner is a good idea. When a film comes along that we both agree on going to see, we often do that too. DH watches so much tv that he doesn't always care about movies unless they are quite special. He might like Departed, since he spent a lot of time in Boston and the Cape when he was in Maritime School.
Peggy: Did you get much snow? I heard that Michigan was getting it today. And we have friends visiting in Minneapolis and it snowed there. I know what you mean aabout the wild days at school. Do you find that a full moon makes a difference in behavior? That and abrupt barometric changes we always thought affected the kids.
Karen: Aren't you glad that we don't have to drive in the stuff anymore? Oh I forgot, you will be gone over the holidays, so you will probably be lucky enough to experience some winter driving.
How about you Sally and Trudy? did you get much snow? Abd I hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend.
We have a restaurant here that makes wonderful lentil soup. We were there for dinner two weeks ago and I asked when he was going to have it again on the menu. So he said probably next week, and he would call me. So Tues. we got the call, went over for supper, and no soup. The girl that called got the message wrong and it was to be Wed. So we went Wed. no soup because the supply truck hadn't come in on time. But he said definately today. So this a.m. I got the call, so I went and got my bucket of soup. 3 quarts for $10. I think a real bargain, even if I did make three trips for it. I froze two containers and will have one tomorrow. Of course I had a little sample. Just as good as I remembered.
Not going to WW again this week as we have Octoberfest at the clubhouse, and 3 of us are making apple cake on Sat. a.m. I didn't really want to go anyway, since I have been in a slump. I have started keeping track of points, but I must admit my heart isn't in it.
We both had bloodwork done today, and will get the results on Mon. Have to keep track of the cholesterol. I will be interested to see if the Red Yeast Rice has made any difference.
Got another shot in the eye Monday and then will have another laser treatment next Wed. He is hoping to make the results of the treatments last longer. Me too!!!!!
How do you gals handle the WW slump and the lack of desire to count or weigh food, or whatever? I need help or an attitude adjustment?
Hi Everybody: I just finished reading all your posts and you all are so busy. We did get snow but it's gone now, at least in the city. My friend just closed up the cottage and returned to her house and said there was a lot of snow at the lake. It's about an hour's drive from my place. It's cold and windy today.
I spent Thanksgiving with my family. My DIL set such a lovely table. Each place setting had a small little real pumpkin with the person's name attached. I'm still cleaning out the basement. The carpet people are coming on Monday and Tuesday. It's rather a large area, so it will take a couple of days.
I went shopping yesterday with my DIL and when we were in one of the stores I bought a sort of funky evening bag and silky shawl for my friend for her birthday (I know she will really like the purse). She's the gal that goes to Maui. While we were in the store we saw some lovely costume jewellery made by a Danish company called Dyrberg/Kern. It's a little bit more expensive then the usual stuff you see but very special and different. DIL had tried on a ring and it looked so nice on her. She left me on my own while she went to get jeans and I went back to the store and bought the ring for her for Christmas.......so I am proud to say I have bought one Christmas gift. LOL LOL and I know it will fit her finger and that she will love it. YIPPEE
Ann, I am tired of counting points too. Because I am diabetic, it's important I get this stupid weight off. The first two weeks I lost 1.6# each week and then last Tues after the Thanksgiving weekend I gain .8 back......it's like the slow boat to China. I am walking on my treadmill again so maybe I will start to make some headway. It's very hard getting back into the routine again. Bernice are you renting a place in Florida for the winter or are you moving there? I think you are just going for the winter, but I kind of forget.
Talk to you all soon. Bye now.
Slavika, no we are not renting, we actually bought a house 4 winters ago and it was the smartest thing we ever did. After 5 trips around Fl we finally found THE house in the area where we have been so happy. I look forward to going back as the weather is great and we are quite active. It's getting real cold in NJ and I swear I must be becoming a Floridian as I am freezing-blood thinning out?
I'm sure your dil will be thrilled with the ring. It's much more fun to give things that people want instead of guessing what they would like.
Got to go warm up now-catch you all later.
How time flies when you are havaing fun! Our Octoberfest was a success, and the apple cake was so good, that everyone wanted the recipe. It is so easy. I found it on the internet. If anyone wants it, I'll send it on. Of course it is not low calorie. I suppose that is what makes it so good.
Had good news yesterday. We went to the Dr. for the report of our blood work, and since taking the Red Yeast Rice, my cholesterol is down 19 points. That is very good, and DH is down 12. So progress is noted. I don't know if it works for everyone, but it sure has helped us.
We are getting a new energy efficient refrigerator today. The old one still works okay, but it is 23 years old, and we don't want it to die. We are getting a black one this time. Hope we like it. It will be different, but the stove front is black, as is the dishwasher, so we thought it would be in keeping with the rest of the kitchen. Now I can go ahead and paint the kitchen and lighten it up some.
Slavika- you are so clever- one Christsmas gift already. I probably won't do much except send gift cards again. It is not cost efficent for us to buy something, and then ship it. Often the cost of sending it is more that the gift.
I'm looking forward to my girls lunch with Karen on Thursday. If your ears ring, you'll know we are talking about all of you. :
Ann, congratulations! It is great when something with no side effects can take help instead of some expensive side-effect ridden medicine! Yea!
Bernice, yippee for you with the best of all worlds. You are truly a snowbird! Have you had any luck changing your winter nest?
Slavika, I swear that for me, my maintenance diet is what anybody else would consider a losing diet. My mom said this about us--we are "keepers." Darn it, I want to be a "giver-away". My DH is such a different proposition. He is losing his pants while eating a truckload of stuff. This weight thing is so unfair. I will remember to take this up with those in authority in heaven.
We had one of the most fun weekends. We celebrated our son's birthday with the whole family and then on Sunday attended my sister' granddaughter's birthday party. Sure was fun seeing my grown sons visiting with the grown cousins. They are all 30-somethings with kids of their own now. I just love family get-togethers. Oh, and the Grandma war is still going on. Makenzie loves me in direct proportion to how much Jackson pays attention to me. So funny!
I have updated the collage again with a great shot of Ann amongst the daisies in my garden!
We had a tiring day yesterday with Matilda. We went to visit a friend who lives right on the beach about an hour and a half drive down the coast.
He also has a few cows and some chooks and Matilda just loved it
Today I did Ann's photo and then I just had phone call after phone call with requests for websites, photos etc. etc.
Nice to be popular but why all in one day
The extra money will come in handy for Christmas. DH had hearing aids fitted yesterday. They are fantastic and he is adjusting to them quite well but they do come at a cost.....like $7095.00
He was going to get them when we returned from America but that is just stupid, it is better to get used to them now whilst he is still relatively young then later.
Good news about your cholestrol Ann, as Glenda says, it is great to achieve this result with natural stuff.
The ring sounds gorgeous Slavika. I am fairly well organised for Christmas. We only buy for the kids and grand children.
Bernice when do you return to your home again in NJ? At the start of your spring?
I guess our winters are not that cold but I do quite enjoy winter and I have already had enough of the hot weather and summer has not started yet
Glenda I know what you mean about weight loss, it drives a person to drink! I am just very tired of it all but do still keep plugging away.
Maria I love the word you used. Kerfuffle. I have to remember it and use it. Never heard of it before. I am glad your dh decided to get hearing aids now. I wish my fil would get some and my mil would wear hers more often. We are hoarse when we return from their house. If you like zoos we have one of the top 5 here. I haven't been for a while but love to visit. I love the babies.
Gloria I could live in that place - if I ever win the lottery I just might.
Bernice is your house in Fla anywhere near Ann and Karen? It would fun for you all to meet. I have been getting rid of things too but it seems like there is still so much.
Ann that snow here didn't happen thank goodness. It is cold one day and then hot the next. It is hard to figure out what to wear. It is amazing about the Red Yeast Rice lowering your cholesterol that much. So much better than taking medicine if you don't have to.
Slavika I am envious of you already having a Christmas present bought. I can't believe that it is almost November. I have to get busy. That was very clever of you to sneak and buy it.
Glenda sounds like you had a fun family time. It is nice to watch all the family interaction when they are grown. P wears me out. He can push a chair up to the kitchen counter and climb up. He is starting to put words together. Mostly all he says is ball. For some reason he loves them.
I have been trying to lose a few lbs on my own and like Glenda says I am a keeper. I need to get busy and exercise. The leaves are falling so raking and mulching will be on the agenda. We are having our grandmothers-grandkids halloween party on Sat. I will be face painting. I have to make a chart and let them pick from it or else some of them want the strangest things. I sort of get cross eyed doing it.
We went to Brown County in Indiana on Sunday. It was fun to do a little shopping and looking. It is wear I go with my lady friends in December. The weather is a little nicer now. We went to an outlet mall on the way home and I got a couple pair of shoes from Easy Spirit. They are so comfortable.
Wonder who will be kicked off Dancing with the Stars tonight. I think it is Jerry's time to go. I was surprised that Willa Ford lost out last week. That one that dances with Joey sure wears some wacky costumes. I wonder how they stay on.
Having trouble with the computer as it freezes up sometimes and I feel like throwing it against the wall. So frustrating.
My dh finally got hearing aids and my life became worth living again. He used to blast the TV and when I spoke to him I would have to repeat what I said and it got so i refused to repeat. He would also misinterpret what I would say. It's so much better since he got the aids and I think they were 3000 dollars and worth every penny. There are days he doesn't put them in and I feel like screaming cause he doesnt hear.
I am not near Ann but did meet her once when we were house hunting in her area and I don't know where Karen lives but I think I am 2 hrs SW of Ann.
We have not found a new winter house and it will be put on hold till we get back in May.
Went to another funeral and that makes 3 since we have been north. I know of two more possible ones in the future and I really want to go south to avoid them. Enough already.
Met my girlfriend for lunch today and we went to the Red Lobster. It was OK
Don't know what I'm doing the rest of the week but I'm hoping to sleep late tomorrow.
Got to fold clothes,dryer just announced they are dry. Nite all. Bernice
Hi all: Just want to report that Karen and I had a lovely lunch together today, and a little shopping adventure. It was fun to get together with out the 'boys'. And I'm proud of myself for finding the place okay. It was a new one for me. And we did not worry aabout counting points at all. :
Distances here, Bernice about 2 hours south, and kaaren and I are about 1 hour apart, but we meet in Lakeland which is about halfway for each of us. And that is where the fun shopping is. But where there is a will, there is a way. Who knows what we might work out?
Hearing aids! DH has a set, about $3500 and he keeps saying that he doesn't need them, that he hears just as well without them, then he misconstrues what I say. And the tv gets loud again. Or we go to a restaurant and it is too noisy so he takes them out and puts them in his pocket. I live in "fear and trembling" that he just may lose one sometime. MEN!!! He needs to go and get them adjusted but I can't get him to go. MEN!!! Why are they so stubborn.
Maria: I hope that DH woun;t have any big difficulty getting used to them. Mine, says it bothers him because he can hear himself chew. I say I hear myself chew all the time. Get used to it!!
What a surprise with dancing with the stars. I sure hoped that it would be Gerry Springer, off, but with Sara Evans leaving, I guess they felt that they needed to keep the number of couples what they would have been if she had competed. I still like Mario, and Monique. Time will tell, I guess.
We bought a new small freezer to put in the shed, so now we have to clean out a space to put it. I have wanted to clean out the place, and now we have to get it done before they deliver it on Tuesday. And it is not a chest time, opens from the front. I know with the chest type you never can find anything.
The end of my news. Keep checking' those points. I'm trying. Ann