This thread was started before the dawn of time by Amazons who needed to compare their stats with other Amazons. Over time it grew into a community of incredible women who try to keep their spirits in the clouds and their feet on the ground, moving toward health. Most of us start at 5'7 and go up from there, from young singles to wise and lively elders of the tribe. We welcome newcomers who are willing to be kind and share a bit of their lives.
Good morning! We're having a little ice storm here in CO, thus the title for today.
Thought I posted yesterday but don't see that I did. I did stop by and check in...just a busy bee here. Auditors were here for a bit to discuss this and that. I'm drowning in year end batches that need review and posting...so much more detail to watch for this time of year.
Better get me that next cup of tea and wake up...have a great day everyone!
My mug of coffee and I will join you, Andrea. Good morning!
Prayers going out to Linda's DD, Missy's parents, our dear Frieda, Shari's move, and a quick sale for Susan.
Melinda, enjoy your home on wheels; it sounds deluxe! What an exciting beginning to the new year for you; lots of good stuff! I agree with cutting down on bread and dairy; I do that, too. Dairy doesn't agree with me, and while I don't completely eliminate breads, I keep it to a minimum.
Frieda, if such an item shows up, I'll send a pic and let you decide. We only keep the items that look almost new. So happy to hear from you yesterday. How was book club?
Linda, it's hard to cook with a baby, isn't it?? How are the pheasants adjusting? Fingers crossed on the smoking cessation; it's hard. Great job, getting your walk in.
Karla, I love Chip and Joanna! Like you, I'd have to win the lottery to afford their services, but they sure are fun to watch, and full of inspiration.
Martha, I had two days of overdoing and really paid for it yesterday. You have a great goal set! Good luck!
Well, girls; I spent the bulk of yesterday putting out fires. What a day! I did enjoy my hair therapy, however, and in the end, everything got resolved. I even got my CE done for the month.
It has the makings to be a beautiful day. While Z might not appreciate a long walk in the cold, I just might venture out.
I appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers. DMom's scope resulted in them finding a stomach tumor. Apparently it is a small one, that is not attached to anything, but anchored by some sort of umbilical cord-type thing. They did a biopsy; as soon as they have those results, they will operate. The doctor told my parents that they should be able to remove the tumor and DMom will be fine - no chemo or anything needed. Fingers are crossed that that is the result. I am a little jaded and will wait for the actual results before counting my chickens. DMom is home; DDad is hopefully going home today or tomorrow. Last I heard, they still hadn't eliminated gout or positively confirmed the cellulitis for DDad. I'm a bit spent.
I'm afraid I don't have a lot of inspiration or energy today. I'm sending hugs to everyone; hug a loved one today.
Sorry to hear about your DM MCAT. Glad to hear she won't need chemo. My DM is anxiously awaiting to hear the results of her CT Scan. She has some bad pain around her bra line.
Nice to see so many check in. I'll post some pics of the "Fifth Wheel". It's basically a pull behind camper that attached to the truck bed. The part over the truck bed is the bedroom. The thing is huge and tall.
Andrea- be careful on the ice. We just went thru it & it's terrible.
Well good news ladies! I can fit into my summer clothes. Wowza! It's always a hold your breath kinda moment. It seems with menopause that I'm carrying my weight more under my bra line. I was walking around the house last night doing some twist & shout moves. When I used the Nordic track I didn't have these issues.
Dinner last night was easy since DH was gone. I'm still snacking too much. I did get biscuits & gravy this morning & I only ate 1/2 and gave the rest to a coworker so that's a plus. I hate that really full feeling.
I have learned that I don't digest salads & veggies very well so it's hard to cut calories when I can't do that. I'm learning. It's a work in progress. I didn't have any alcohol last night. Yay me.
I taped Game of Thrones. I somehow missed season 1 so it's been fun to see old episodes.
Flying post from me, ladies, but I am trying to get back to my routine after a couple of highly disrupted weeks traveling, conferencing, etc. Came home Sunday and leapt right back into work and rehearsal on Monday. Weary. I achieved my January goal of 80 miles, but I am blown away by some of our feline comrades' tallies, and inspired to try to push myself a bit harder.
MCAT, wow, that is a lot going on at your end of the world! Sending you patience, strength, insight as you and your parents move forward.
Colleen, is BBQB moving, too? When does all this transpire?
Nancy the Firefighter!! I can just see you in your fetching turnout gear.
GL, Andrea, with all the year-end paperwork!
Melinda, it can definitely be a little easier to eat a good dinner on one's own sometimes.
I need to go back and catch up with everyone as I can. Thinking a lot about our Frieda, and looking forward to more regular communication with this good network of women.