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post #1 of 20
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Good Morning, all. Didn't see a daily thread so figured I'd start one!

It's a rainy Monday AM here. Cats had jungle fever all night long, so I didn't get a lot of sleep. Tybalt is leaving this afternoon to fly to CA for his grandmother's funeral (she passed away on New Years Day from liver cancer) and to help his mom out with whatever. He'll be gone at least a week. So help me, the weather better not do what it did the last time he went to CA, and drop a foot of snow on me!

Last night, Osiris went over and snuggled with Khepera! My 2 Aby boys were cuddled together. This is a first; Osiris is an Alpha, and Kepi is a fraidy cat Omega. They've done some tentative nose sniffing in the past month or so, but kept their distance from one another. It was so cute, I wish I had gotten a picture!
post #2 of 20
Good morning all! This is the first full week that I am back at work after having 9 days off and then working last Friday and Saturday. I think it may be a loooooong week. Zack has a friend from Ohio coming in today to apply for a position at his office. He is staying till Wednesday. We cleaned house all last night and didn't get to sleep till 2am.

Anyway, I started back on South Beach last Monday and I have lost 8 pounds already!! 1 more week to go til Phase 2!!! I hate being strict on myself. But, that brings a grand total of weight loss to 20 pounds since July!! Zack's birthday is on Saturday and he said he didn't want a cake, so I guess I am safe it in that area...hehe...I start Phase 2 right before my birthday, so I am going to reward myself with a nice little slither!!

Have a great day everyone!!!
post #3 of 20
Ok. Here's my addition to the daily. Thank goodness the weekend was uneventful. My Simon seems to be completely recovered from his blockage and has not reblocked, so I'm happy. He and my other kitty, Max, are back to their old tricks. It's funny because while Simon was on the Phenoxybenzamine (muscle relaxant) Max didn't really mess with him at all. I wonder if it made Simon smell different, or if Max could just tell he was sick?

My hubby and I saw Cold Mountain over the weekend. I would definitely recommend it. Really good movie.

Have a great day! (Or at least survive Monday.)
post #4 of 20
I am up waay to early for the rest of my day! I start back to school today, and it is an hour and a half each each way, so I usually don't get home until about 11:30. I leave about 4, so maybe I can catch a little catnap before then. I am so glad to be going back, I have been bored to tears for 2 weeks. Finals week is this week, but I don't have to take the 2 really hard ones.
I hope everyone has a lovely day!
post #5 of 20
Rebecca - GOOD LUCK with the finals!

Caprice, great job on the weight loss - what exactly is this south beach diet? What do you cut down on?

I am sorry about Tybalt's grandmother.

I am glad that Simon is on the road to recovery.

Its raining here, but its not cold at all. Its quite nice actually. Today is the day I decided to get serious about weight loss.

Have a good day all!

post #6 of 20
I am dreading work today. On Saturday, all of our systems were down so, all of the people who couldn't be helped, will be calling today. We're getting calls from all of the people who were "taken by surprise" and just HAD to spend their car payment money on Christmas.

HOW I managed to buy Christmas presents and provide food for 7 people, as well as make my December car payment, I'll never know!

The cats are fairly peaceful. this morning. Opie and Buddy rotated the snuggling privilege, all night long. Each time that I woke up, I had a different cat next to me. At least, they've quit fighting over that spot.

At least, the weather will be nice - we'll be hiting 75, by Thursday.
post #7 of 20
My cats have been affected by the upcoming full moon and are in their crazy mode. They have yet to sleep, but it looks like they (hopefully) be settling down!
post #8 of 20
Kellye, The South Beach Diet is really good for diabetics. I am not a diabetic, but since my whole family is...I have decided to take on the eating habits of being strict on myself with limiting myself to good carbs and not bad carbs. You can see more about it at: www.southbeachdiet.com For the first two weeks, your body is put on the strictest part of it by not putting any breads, sweets and fruits (mainly) into your diet. Your body slows down the insulin process. You can easily lose up to 8-13 pounds in those two weeks. After the first two weeks, you don't have to be so strict. You can then put in the breads (whole grain) and fruits (some). Phase 2 you can stay on until you reach your goal weight. When you reach that goal weight, you start on Phase 3. Phase 3 you stay on for the rest of your life. I don't like really calling it a diet...but it makes you think about what you eat. I went on it in July and lost my first 10 pounds and ever since then I have changed my eating habits. Even though, I wasn't really on the diet I could still monitor what I was eating...so I never gained the weight back!

So, I hope this gives you a little insight. I really want to get to a healthy weight so my risks of getting diabetes is lowered. Another reason is, I want to help women who can't have babies by donating my eggs. I have to be at 160 to do that. I was in the 190's and now I am in the 170's....I know that's kinda on the big side, but I am 5'11"!!! Good luck if you decide to try it!!
post #9 of 20
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Originally posted by katl8e
I am dreading work today. On Saturday, all of our systems were down so, all of the people who couldn't be helped, will be calling today. We're getting calls from all of the people who were "taken by surprise" and just HAD to spend their car payment money on Christmas.

I know exactly what your going through. When I used to work for VISA credit card services our systems were always going down. People would then get mad when I said I couldn't call them back when the computer systems got back online! I averaged 120 calls a day, imagine trying to call every one of those people back?

.........

I'm finally free from my weather related migraine. All weekend my head felt like it was in a vice grip, and the pressure was unbelievable. I felt like my head was going to pop! Whenever the barometric pressure changes, my head suffers.

The weather forcast for the last 3 days kept warning of a *huge* winter storm alert. People were buying shovels and salt and now there is no storm. I'm not sure if the storm just fizzled out, or it went south but we just have a dusting of snow on the ground.

And *why* do we pay the weather forcasters? In what other job are you allowed to be wrong so many times without being fired? Let's just say there are probably many people out there with a ton of salt and snow gear that will have to wait for the *next* *huge* winter storm alert.
post #10 of 20
I just came home for a quick lunch & thought I'd pop in here for a quick minute or 10.

The day so far hasn't been too bad for a Monday & I'm hoping that my afternoon goes just as well. I'm meeting with the Head Honcho (aka my main Boss) at 1 to go over my training experience over the last 10 weeks. I'm hoping that he'll tell me the good news...where I'll be going after my training. It's so hard to believe that I moved up here 12 weeks ago & I'm in the middle of my 10th week of training. Wow...only 7 more weeks until I'm official! There has been a lot of spectulation lately on where I'll be going, but there are some big changes going in my District so I'm clueless about where I'll be going. It will most likely be in my District (which is most of Nebraska, one town in Iowa & one town in Kansas) & from my own thoughts I've narrowed it down to 4 towns. I'm hoping that I get to stay in Lincoln (there are 2 stores in Lincoln & one of them has an opening), but I think it might be Columbus (125 miles from here), Seward (30 miles from here), or Beatrice (50 miles from here). But I'm sure they'll keep me guessing...so I doubt if any those are right! I'll keep ya'll updated on what happens!

Other than that, everything is going good here today. It's bitter cold...only 7 degrees! Sue...I'm betting the storm that just passed here is on it's way to you! Hope not, but it's a possibility!
Hope everyone is having a great Monday!
post #11 of 20
It's *cold* here today - high of 16 and dropping to near zero overnight. But my drain pipes didn't freeze last night (hurrah), so I guess the $800 that I spent to replace all of them last fall is paying off! It's nice to be able to do laundry year round for a change.

Samson puppy is the sleeping/eating/pooping guy. He's on nap number 3 for the day and I'm working from home so that I can play with him when he is awake. He had his first night left alone last night and only cried for about 10 minutes before falling asleep. It's so heartbreaking to leave this little guy alone for any time at all.

Oscar is sitting on my arms helping me to type - the cats are a little out of sorts with the new puppy cause we aren't giving all of our time to them like we normally do.

Back to the work grind.....
post #12 of 20
Busy day here. John (dh) has physio) and will be home soon. Then i go to the dentist at 12:45. Then Shae has physio at 3:30 and dh has x rays at 5 pm. yayyyyyy nottttt
post #13 of 20


I just heard on the radio that it is 3 degrees F here right now, at 12:30. Too freakin' cold!!!!

This week may be really long since it is the full 5 days. It was kinda nice to have a full week off, work for 2 days, then get another 4 off. But it is back to the grind now.

Michelle - Columbus wouldn't be bad, it's a decent town. Seward is where I went to college. I wouldn't want to be there! LOL It isn't that bad, but the main business is the college students, who are obnoxious. I know I was! I'll hope for Lincoln for ya!!!

Good luck with finals Rebecca!

Everyone else just try to stay warm. Except Cindy, who we all envy during the winter months.
post #14 of 20
Crazy day here. Just before noon by brother in law called to tell me that my Dad had chest pains (Dad lives with my sister and b-i-l) and should he bring him to the ER? My sister, Kathleen, had jury duty to see if she would be selected for a jury panel. I had them call her out so that she could meet me at the ER. My Dad was in the ER and was admitted for a week to the hospital in October for heart failure.

His EKG and heart x-ray did not show anything irregular. They don't really know why he was having the heart pains and breathing problems, but he was doing much better. The evaluated him for a couple hours and then sent him home. I got back to work around 2:30.

I am now so tired. These times zap you of all your strength and all I want to do is go home and go to bed.

Hope everyone is having a better day than I am.
post #15 of 20
Well, you all might think I am crazy..it is about 45 outside right now...and it was 55 at lunch, and I about froze my butty off!! YIKES! I am not use to this! Where is the sun!
post #16 of 20
12 degrees (F) here and minus 5 degree wind chill... erg! We're pretty used to this for winter in and around Chicago. We were supposed to get a hella storm over the weekend but just got the northern end of it and didn't get the snow that was expected. Can I get an Amen?!

My son's boss called over the weekend and said that Joel called in sick and then came in to look at his schedule. Now he just walked in the door from school and said he's going to ask to start at 4pm from now on. This would mean we'd have to pick him up from school(he normally takes the bus), rush him home, wait for him to get ready and then take him to work. We already take him to work and pick him up when his shift is done. Plus, we take our daughter to college every day and pick her up as well and deal with my many doctor appointments. My wife and I try to take turns but it just gets crazy because sometimes their schedules conflict and now the boy wants to heap more on top just because it'll be easier for him. Needless to say, my wife and I answered in unison and immediately without talking it over; "Hell no!"

Had to rant for a moment. I feel better now, thanks.

I hope everybody else is doing well and all our furry family members are helping to keep the cold ones hot.
post #17 of 20
B.-Have you thought about purchasing a vehicle for one of your kids? That could make it a ton easier!
post #18 of 20
Hi Caprice

No, a vehicle is something you earn IMO and, so far, I haven't seen the responsibility with my son(there is far more that I'm NOT telling you than I am) and my daughter refuses to drive again after parking our car on a 6 foot snowbank while trying to learn. I tried everything I could think of to get her back on the horse but to no avail. She is adamant that she will never drive .

My son got his job so he could buy a car and has one all lined up but has only been working for about a month and has already been calling in sick and then telling us he must have made a mistake and he wasn't scheduled after all. There are quite a few other reasons I don't think he's ready for the responsibility to drive a car as well but I don't wish to go over it all here.

Believe me, we would love to have another driver around but not at the expense of the rest of you all out there on the road and our son.
post #19 of 20
My day was ok, I guess
I got really late on track, since I couldnt sleep well last night.
I decited to walk to the fish store with Oliver, since I really can use some workout, and Oliver would enjoy it. So I put about a hundred clothes on him and put him in the new stroller, that is useless in snow actually and I´m afraid to ruin it. The store is about 30 minutes walk away, or at least that, and when we came there, there was a note on the door - it was closed today! So we walked back home, and I got my s/o to pick up some fish at another store.
After dinner Oliver and I went to the gym. It was good for both of us, I need to start exersizing and he needs to meet other people and other kids (at the childcare) I took a short teaching class something they call Body Combat and is a mixture of Karate, Tai Chi, Kickboxing and Tae Kwondo. I used to to Tai Bo classes 4 years and 40 pounds ago, and this was very similar. So this time 20 minutes at the gym was fine for the both of us, just to get us used to it! I just hope this wont be the only time I go!
post #20 of 20
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Originally posted by BentAminal
Hi Caprice

No, a vehicle is something you earn IMO and, so far, I haven't seen the responsibility with my son(there is far more that I'm NOT telling you than I am) and my daughter refuses to drive again after parking our car on a 6 foot snowbank while trying to learn. I tried everything I could think of to get her back on the horse but to no avail. She is adamant that she will never drive .

My son got his job so he could buy a car and has one all lined up but has only been working for about a month and has already been calling in sick and then telling us he must have made a mistake and he wasn't scheduled after all. There are quite a few other reasons I don't think he's ready for the responsibility to drive a car as well but I don't wish to go over it all here.

Believe me, we would love to have another driver around but not at the expense of the rest of you all out there on the road and our son.
Sounds like your son may need to stay away from a steering wheel...thanks from this side (hopefully, kids will grow up soon...I have a 16 year old sister....so I kinda know what you are going through!)
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