Tuesday afternoon

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Tuesday afternoon
Tue, 01-08-2013 - 12:48pm

lol I couldn't think of anything else to write to get us started. 

What a busy day! My husband has invited one of his long time friends and the friend's girlfriend over for dinner this evening and we are going all out over the meal. A few years back he and this guy had a falling out (over a work issue as they both worked together) and we are trying to extend the olive branch as he and his family were a big part of our life and we want them back in it. 

We are slow cooking baby back ribs with Sweet Baby Ray's bbq sauce and all the fixings. 

He is working on the living room and entry way and I'm working on the kitchen and bath to get things all tidied up. 

In the meantime, I am grading math tests and working on a grammar assignment for the kids. I won't get to work out tonight but this event is worth missing the gym for. 

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 01-08-2013 - 1:05pm

Mending fences is a wondering thing, Karla.  I hope your evening is a success!  

Still on the mend, thankfully.  I'm itching to work out and run around and do things but am trying to take it slow.  I'm thinking Thursday will be a safe day to rejoin my workouts.  I'm off today so just planning to hang out and rest.  

Not sure on food but no soup.  I am so sick of soup.  

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 01-08-2013 - 3:25pm
Hello from snowy Krakow. When I checked weather.com today it said high today, 27. Low today, 25. Temperature right now -12. Something's wrong with that picture...I am beginning to wonder what we will do if all the websites in the world go crazy at once...I can't get in to Capitol ones site...I've been trying since Sunday. This site is close to trashed...I worry for the world sometimes....I went to the gym tonight...it is hard because I am working US and Krakow hours, and all I want is two hours between 6:30 and 8:30 to go to the gym and commute home...and I can't get them...I have to tell myself 45 minutes is better than nothing but I really miss my hour and a half to two hour workouts...I ran for 20 minutes, then lifted for chest and back. The gym people were freindlier tonight, which made me happy. But it is definitely a guys gym..there is a pile of magazines near the treadmill...top one? Playboy...I am sure they read it for the workout tips. Karla - enjoy ypur dinner and your picked up house. Gymrat, yes, keep resting...
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Registered: 09-25-2003
Wed, 01-09-2013 - 9:13am

It is getting exasperating toget onto this site. I could not get on all day yesterday.  Today, I got the login screen twice beforebeing able post.  Ugh.

Karla,how wonderful of you to try to mend the fence.  Sometimes.I give up, but you and your husband are the courageous, good ones.  How'd it go?

Gymrat, I am SOOOO INCREDIBLE TIRED.  If I hadn't scheduled this meeting today, I would call in sick.  I am so tired.  :(  To me, soup sounds GREAT.

SJ, yuck on the PB in the gym.  I have an issue with women being viewed as objects and not as human peers.  I just hate it.  Good for you for letting go of what you cannot control and focusing on your workouts.  You have such persistence.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Wed, 01-09-2013 - 3:45pm
I am actually amused about the magazine....at least it is out there and aboveboard. For the first time I can ever remember in my career, I am dealing with two 'alpha males' at work who challenge almost everything I say...it is interesting because there are two other women in leadership roles on this project, and I think they are so threatened. They don't particularly like each other, but they side together on the most bizarre stuff just to be in opposition to me...and I could care less...I am working on this as a favor to one of the women and could walk away at any point...but the posturing and sniffing butt is unbelievable...I am not sure even They know what is going on in their own heads...I seldom think of myself as a 'woman manager' and I have never dealt with this kind of behavior before. If I cared, I would be furious...but I am not invested so I can be amused...