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Old 06-27-2005, 09:01 PM   #16  
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Just dropped in to say hello. busy day shopping at the mall and then one alarm and call after another till just a wee bit ago. Keeps the blood flowing! I bought some exfoliator in lavendar and verbena for the legs. gotta look good in my summer clothes in our new houses! got more books and a calligraphy set. haven't even started on the watercolors yet but now I have more crafts! Used up all my birthday cards at the bookstore they were for. mark was ever so careful over the bumps....he said he didn't want to do what Willy did to me! Poor willy!
Said Willy got "away" with it but they woule FIRE him!!! And they probably would have!!! LOL The day was terribly hot and humid but a happy day away from the apartment nonetheless!

I read all the posts but will make it short. Shad I can only say thanks so much for the new and gorgeous homes! I love armchair daydreaming!!!! alweays look forward to our new sites. Yours, Meadow's and Linus' real pic were sights to behold after a tiring day. What a way to end it. Happy I was wishing for a good old thunderhead to come along and cool me off too! LOL
Holly you brought tears to my eyes with the journal thing. Thanks ever so much for telling me! Hope the little guy isn't allergic to cats. good luck.
I forget anything else. gotta get ready for bed and shopping for food tomorrow!! Wednesday is a day for a gent to come and give the office instructions on how th help the seniors with the new medical something or other. Thursday nis my mammo and bone density test. Probably be there all day. so If I go amongst the missing, you will know where I am. Love and hugs to all!
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Old 06-27-2005, 11:13 PM   #17  
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Hello, the kids have exploded their room! I can't walk in there. I am sipping a cup of tea and reading about all the great days you all are having I am smiling in our new digs and contemplating how fabulous it all feels. Hey, look who I found out on the balcony http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...b-bythesea.jpg

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Old 06-28-2005, 08:35 AM   #18  
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I Love the new place.... oh how beautiful it is...... the gardens are truly a place for us to walk and talk. To Teel and Linus I hope your visit is great. What good fun!
I am trying to get ready for my trip up North with week but so much work and chores to be done I don't have much energy by the evening after work.....
Hope everyone is well and enjoying their summer or winters whichever the case may be.....I will check in later today I forgot to suscribe to the thread after we came to our new home.... finally figured that out!!! Not too Bright!
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Old 06-28-2005, 09:08 AM   #19  
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Post first, Read later...7 kids all day in scorching heat!!!
The basement will be well used. We have a thermometer on the north side of the house, Hubby was going on about it not all that hot at 85F. So I put a thermometer out in the back yard. I popped right up to 97F. LOL!! He agreed that is hot. He likes the heat and builds houses outside in this weather.Remember the winter and how painfully grumpy he was. He hates to be cold. I equally hate to be hot. I get sick! Literally. It is my fair Scot blood.

Heat stroke runs in my family.
I am fighting a bit of a virus too.
My monthly weigh in was today. I am 226. Up 1 lb. Basically maintaining. I seem to lose 5 lbs., maintain for a couple of months, then lose 5 more, maintain for a couple of months.........The trend is thankfully downward.
I have a very sore neck. I have been doing stretches and using tiger balm. Today it feels looser but still painful.
I am not feeling great in general and I dont like it. Niggly things are getting under my skin.
I will be going to the Lake to see my family on Friday and I dont want to see them.
it is Canada Day and there are spectacular fireworks over the lake. In the past we have gone and stayed at least one night with the whole battle axe brigade. It is stressful for all of us. I usually drink too much( to cope). So the plan is we wont stay!!( didnít last year either but spent the whole day). We will go up after supper around 7pm. Lots of time to swim and frolic. Fire works wont be til after dark around 10 pm and then drive home. I invited another family to join us. The BXB will be extra charming and leave me the **** alone.
I tested out Mom yesterday with a chat and told her I hadnít been feeling well and had fallen off a ladder. She went on and on about herself as usual.I know what to expect anyhow.
The kids really want to go. Hubby will be by my side. Deep breath.
2nd last day of school. Very sad.We are all loving school.Our principal is retiring. I am very close with him. I guess I am sad in general too. LOL!
Avon is still going very well. Need to make a few follow up calls.
Gala Days is coming up too.
I worked on the editing for the handbook last night. It is looking marvy.
I jumped into the wading pool with the kids last night. We had a festive time!! They were flabergasted at first. You cant come in a kidís pool...........

Need a swift kick in butt over here in SW Ontario!!!!!!
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Hello to all! Yes it is the day before I advance up North to sunny Scotland...I am just about all ready to go and I have even weighed the case! It weighed 15.5kg this morning so there is a bit more room to squeeze last minute things in, like the brush and comb! I am allowed 20kg but there is no way I can carry that amount! Hand luggage is 5kg...
Apparently Norwich airport is a tiny little affair so I hope there are no hold ups!!

Shad thank you for getting us to our new abode...it looks a really amazing place and the gardens are quite spectacular! I think I must be the last to arrive!!
Linus its a lovely view from your new abode...I cannot wait to see it in person! See you tomorrow!!!
The builder is so nearly finished now except he is going to paint the spare room whilst I am away...I bought the paint today...its called Angelic which is a pink colour. He has also put an electric supply in the garden shed so I can keep the scooter out there all nicely out of the way and ready to use.Holly is really going to miss him as she loves him to bits... but he will be here for a few days still...I'll probably end up with an "angelic" dog....some hopes!!!
At least all seems calm with mum and Holly better and not needing the hospital or the vets... Lets hope peace reigns for a while now..at least till I get back to England....
All the plans so far have gone to pot...I only arranged to fly from Norwich so I could leave the dog with mum and dad and they would drive me to the airport...al that has changed and I am leaving Holly here with people popping in to feed and let her out...and I have arranged a lift to the airport. The check-in is at 11:00hrs for a 12:30hrs flight.
I have just got a small amount of ironing to get done and that'll be it.
Sorry this is a short postie but hopefully I will catch up with you as soon as I can get on Linus's pc..:computer: or find an internet cafe...
Bye bye for now...see you from the Highlands!!
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Old 06-28-2005, 03:19 PM   #21  
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Bye Teel!!! Have a greast trip!!!

Meadow~ I read the poem and THANK GOD THE SEEDS ARE NOT DEAD!!! I HAVE FAITH!!! LOL hOPE THE EYES ARE ALL BETTER IN YOUR HOUSE!!! oopps CAPS!!! SORRY!

Rose~ Glad you found your way back here! would havew had to send out the Mounties!!!

Holly~ Hope the niggles don't get to you. Breathe, relax and let it go!!! Good luck

I cannot type today to save my soul so I will be back later this week . tomorrow are meetings with social Security and Ins. company and Thursday is my tests for mammo and bone density.
Wow....my arms are tired and really making lots of mistakes!! Did food shopping and 2 loads of wash. Best get off here and shower and eat! have a great night!!!
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Old 06-28-2005, 05:56 PM   #22  
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Oh yes and here in this part of the world it is 29th June, so............................

Happy Birthday to Nae. Happy Birthday to Nae. Happy Birthday dear Nae



Teel have a great holiday with the Linus' clan. Hope all goes well and everything slots together for you. Is Edinburgh in the highlands?? I thought the Hi'lands started around Inverness. Enjoy your tours too. Say hello to Nessie of the loch for me - I saw her head last time I was there. Got of photo of it too!!! It's round and orange! The fact that I was drinking scotch at the local distillery has nothing to do with it!

Rose - glad you like the new house and gardens. I think we will be happy here for a wee while. I am already starting to plan out the next house - but I like this one the best so far.

Mel - rest up those limbs and eyes. You have a bit of a struggle in front of you I fear so you need all the strength you can get. Be in touch later.

Meadow - thank you for the poem and the view from the balcony - what's on the balcony is not so bad either. Sort of completes the house really.

Holly - just relax and let it all roll over you. Enjoy the fireworks - don't kids just love them and enjoy the bits of your family that you can. Smile, they won't kill you, and if all else fails, sit on a rock and just imagine them all butt naked and cavorting. Bet that will have you in giggles in a very short time. It's something I do when folk just p*ss me off. They then wonder why I laugh so much - it increases their aggro and gives them a bigger headache. It worries me not at all.

Dull grey and boring (weather that is)............. sort of sets the tone for today. I feel the same way myself.
Not feeling my normal jovial self today. Tomorrow is weigh in and measure and I'm not happy about that either. What I would like is to put a pack on my back and go hike in the hills. Instead I'll have to summon up some enthusiasm and some humour and go teach some of the natives a thing or two.

Another session at the gym last night. I am getting better at the chin/hip/dip thingy but because I am so unhappy about my general wellbeing and size, this is not being greeted with much happiness or enthusiasm. I shall need to talk to a trainer again soon. The new regime seems to have done nothing to get me excited and nothing to reduce size or shape and since Jason is no longer there, it will have to be someone new. Someone else to whom I have to tell the whole bloody story again.

Okay better go before I get really maudlin - one good thing about doing training is that I can't see out the window and can't see the cold and damp day. There is always a bright side. Sometimes you have to look really hard for it though.

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Old 06-28-2005, 06:05 PM   #23  
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HOPE YOUR BIRTHDAY IS A WONDERFUL DAY!!! SPEND IT DANCING ALL AROUND THE HOUSE!!! ENJOY MISS NAE!!
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Have a super, duper, splendiferous anniversary of that wonderful day you were born Nae! It was a glorious happening and I'm glad I was here to acknowledge it with you

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All the very best to you Nae. Do something absolutely devine for yourself!!!
Warm, fuzzy thoughts floating your way!!!


Thank you Shad, Mel for fabulous advice. I will enjoy my wee family to the fullest!!!
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Thanks for the splendid birthday wishes....you gals are great!!!! I hope things calm down a bit..... I have had more excitement than I want for the last few days. At one in the morning on SUnday I heard the most hairraising screaming outside my window..... I couldn't identify what kind of creature would even make such a sound. Then on sunday afternoon discussing this ordeal with a friend who use to be my neighbor...Lightening struck outside the house and it was very terrifying.... I learned that there is a momma cougar and baby up on the hill behind me... but the sound I believe now screaming raccoons... they sound horrible....... but the best is the last event..... MOnday at work I am sitting working with a patient and I see something run across the floor to the break room,,,, I can do anything but little running creatures inside a building... I scream so loud... my patient screams because I am screaming I tell my boss I saw something and she acknowledges that she heard it while sitting having her lunch...that throws me over the edge I am now in the middle of the room up on a chair and the hysteria is beginning to mount......... what a site..... so embarrassing but I just couldn't stop myself..... oh God... I will never live this down... turns out it was a chipmunk so then I was just pissed.... Alvin I named him and he did not want to run outside..... anyway I have not had panic like that for a long long time.... so silly but it is my fear....the girls said they had seen people in cartoons and movies jump up on chairs but never in real life..... unfornuately I have done this in the past also.... when they are outside it is one thing but ina building..... I FREAK OUT!
I am working today then packing up and going on a mini vaca for a while... up the the Flathead to enjoy the place the people and find a nice lake and relax.... swim read sleep hike and drink some beer I am sure......
Thanks for you lovely thoughts and I shared my stories so you could all get as big a giggle as everyone else.....
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Waving Hello!!!!!!!
Busy last day of school here.
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Old 06-29-2005, 04:33 PM   #28  
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BIG (((((((HUGS))))))) FOR NAE!!!! If I could get up on a chair I would do that with spiders or roaches!!! Poor Nae and on the birthday too!!! Hope the mini vacation is a grand affair in the 'quiet zone' of your mind!! Good luck!!

Shad~ Many (((((HUGS))))) I send to you too!!! Hope you find a trainer, they listen and give you wonderful advice that causes some results so your day will be a happy one!

Meadow!~ I loved the BD gif!!!! Very cute!!!

Holly~ I always say....'any port in a storm" ....so take comfort from wherever you can get it!!! Most of us have 'been there, done that' as we're a tiny bit older.....not much though!!!

I will be back on Friday. An all day doctor day tomorrow cause another one wants me to 'drop in' between the other 2. Long day and the eyes won't take it very well either. social Security was here and explained all the changes for '06 for the seniors. More paperwork!!! This time I am delegating it to younger eyes. Had 2 sit in on the session and then I filled them in. We're ready for the rush when the papers actually get mailed here and arrive. 99 people!!! (lol)
I spoke to the Director today and showed him all my file for the bus thing. He told me he is on the board for bus insurance and will see it's all taken care of! Kiss and hug and said how could I forget that I have a friend!!! Hopefully he is right and everything will go wellllllll. I am going to trust him for now and put it out of my mind. Keep your fingers crossed for tomorrow for me!
See you Friday and hope you all have smiles tomorrow!!
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Evening all,
Had a very busy day what with work and gym and I have just finished a couple of doorstopper sandwiches for tea plus a yoghurt and fruit and a mandarin so thought I might try to catch up with you lot.

Aahh Nae poor soul, jumping on chairs is not good for your health you know. Poor little chipmunk. I can't stand cockroaches, but I don't scream at them - just reach for the nearest shoe or boot and dispatch them to the hereafter.

Hello to Meadow - lovely graphics my friend - Hollyhock, Mel.

Not a lot to report today - oh yes apart from the fact that I have some more training to do with the Executive Board no less. Since the report to the board and the letter of appreciation from the board I have been nominated to teach the lot of them. Oh happy days - or should that be happy daze.

Well we have had 4 days solid of grey skies and rain and a bit further south they have had floods. One place has had 535mls of rain dumped on them in one day. Thats about 18 inches of rain. And we are still officially in drought conditions. Good fun hey?
Dorothy McKellar wrote a poem about this country that fits. One of the verses goes -
I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror -
The wide brown land for me.

Seems the lady knew the country very well. Don't think she would be too happy about some of the latest happenings though.

I'm about to attach some pictures. These are of me. I was looking back over the past 5 years or so and this is what I have found. Can you see the differences?

See you tomorrow.
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Joy You look fabulous darling!!!! You have really gotten a hold on yourself over the years and made some changes. I am so proud of your success and you are so encouraging to all of us along with Miss Mel for us to get off our butts and do something. I tell ya it has not been good control thinking for me for a while..... but I am ready to just veg out for a while and do some good self talk and try to step up to better body management soon!!!!!
I had a good birthday yesterday and the stories of my hysterical display makes for some increasing rid icule at work... can't really blame them....
All of you have a great weekend.... Happy 4th to those who celebrate freedom no matter where you live!!!!
I'll try to keep up a bit when I am at my mom's....
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