Monday Chit Chat Thread

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Monday Chit Chat Thread
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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 9:09am

Good morning ladies!  Its Monday, how are you today?

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 10-22-2012 - 10:00am

Good morning ladies!  I hope everyone had a good weekend.  Mine was pretty lazy, I knew I had a ton to get done, but just didn't feel like it.  Oh well, we all need a break once in a while. 

Jordyn had a pep rally at an elementary school this morning, which wasn't a good thing since she didn't get in til midnight from her cheer competition last night and still had homework to get done.  She also has to work tonight.  The girls got up around just fine this morning for me.  I have the final aspects of a project I am working on to finish up and some errands to run at lunch time.  Tonight, some paperwork for DH, some cleaning, more laundry left over from this weekend and the football game tonight.

Have a lovely day!

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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 10:11am

I am signed in with IE and my pic is back and my 'follow me'!  Looks like the boards are normalizing somewhat.  I've got pumpkin muffins in the oven and will go grocery shopping and to the bank once they come out.  I just added it all up and we've spent about $1200 on food, household, and eating out each of the past 3 months-disgusting.  I'm pretty grossed out with our habits both spending and eating.  It changes today! We have a pretty quiet week so no excuses to not cook. I made sure to plan a menu that appeals to me.

DH is taking a half day of flex time from his job today to work on a large freelance job.  Hoping it can get finished so he can get paid.   I'm runing aninal interference- the dog and cat keep "playing chase" and it's noisy! 

We were planning on visiting the ILs in AZ in May and spending a few days at the Grand Canyon.  I called and asked ILs if they would be free and she was thrilled that DH was coming again-he's flying down next month to visit them.  I said it wasn't just him and she was was excited that I was letting DS an DH fly down without me.  I told her we were all coming and tying it to the Grand Canyon and she started in about how far a drive it is and her whole mood changed.  I was obviously not wanted.  DH is calling her today to let her know we are not coming at all.  We'll see how that goes.

School, cleaning, and laundry the rest of the day. 

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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 10:22am

 

turtleemom wrote:
<p>We were planning on visiting the ILs in AZ in May and spending a few days at the Grand Canyon.  I called and asked ILs if they would be free and she was thrilled that DH was coming again-he's flying down next month to visit them.  I said it wasn't just him and she was was excited that I was letting DS an DH fly down without me.  I told her we were all coming and tying it to the Grand Canyon and she started in about how far a drive it is and her whole mood changed.  I was obviously not wanted.  DH is calling her today to let her know we are not coming at all.  We'll see how that goes.</p><p>School, cleaning, and laundry the rest of the day. </p>

Frown  That sucks Heather!  Good luck on the food budget, that is one thing I need to sit down and really get ahold on over the next few months.  I love that we are eating healthier in general, but it seems to have upped our grocery budget bill and I need to get more streamlined in our shopping and menu planning habits to help with that aspect.

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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 11:11am

Got around to fixing the laptop this morning. It's needed updates for 2 months now, nobody wants to sit down with it and "babysit" it while it's updating.  40 minutes and 15 updates later the laptop is working again.  And it's SO much faster than either desktop machine.  Of course I never made it over to the gym, and now I've got a load of laundry in the machine.  Oh well.

Need to go to the store sometime today.  Dh has "the week from heck" this week.  So I have no idea when he'll be home tonight. Youth orchestra rehersal tonight too

Cheryl

 

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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 11:38am

Morning.  Tired this morning and so I plan to take a nap soon.  Ate my breakfast and after this I am sleeping.  Well, after I let my kitty outside.  I got the kids off to school.  With a great deal of attitude from the girls of course.  Natalie is going to find herself grounded for the week because of it.  I can't keep letting her think she can be disrespectful whenever she feels like it.  I get the job of letting her know tonight.  Yay me.  I think I will wait until Tim is home before I do it.  She is going to put up a fight.  We might have a volleyball clinic tonight, Natalie needs to decided if she is going to go.  Besides homework not sure what else might be going one.  Dinner will be a taco mix I bought and want to give it a try.  Hoping it's good.

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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 12:36pm
The thing with the food budget is that I am buying tons of good food and feeling good about my meal planning, but we wind up throwing out alot since we wind up eating out. The waste is horrible. Even if my food budget goes up it will still be less than it is now with the eating out. I'm trying for $150 week food with $30 week for household and $150 a month for eating out. My parents are pretty active and the ILs sedentary. We're realizing we are heading more towards my ILs lifstyle and health and that is not how we want to end up in 10-15 years. I had the needed lightbulb moment. DH said he's been feleing the same way, but wasn't sure how to go about changing it. At least now we're talking about it.

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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 12:42pm

I am doing a major housecleaning today. Dh was on holidays last week and spent the time renovating the bathroom. It looks great, but the rest of the house is a mess from having construction materials dragged through it . I found a recipe for Oreo cheesecake cookies that I'm going to try this afternoon. Matt loves Oreo cheesecake so we'll see how the cookies turn out.

Linda
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Alex (16), Rachel (14), Matthew (12)


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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 1:09pm

turtleemom wrote:
The thing with the food budget is that I am buying tons of good food and feeling good about my meal planning, but we wind up throwing out alot since we wind up eating out. The waste is horrible. Even if my food budget goes up it will still be less than it is now with the eating out. I'm trying for $150 week food with $30 week for household and $150 a month for eating out. My parents are pretty active and the ILs sedentary. We're realizing we are heading more towards my ILs lifstyle and health and that is not how we want to end up in 10-15 years. I had the needed lightbulb moment. DH said he's been feleing the same way, but wasn't sure how to go about changing it. At least now we're talking about it.

Just so you know, I am using the quoting feature since they don't have the reply to feature quite right yet.

We spend about the same on groceries and household items.  I have been experimenting with gluten free, so we are having some waste when one of my recipes isn't well received, usually a baked good, and I am glad we haven't been doing too bad on spoilage of fresh fruits and veggies compared to how we used to.  I am much better at meal planning around what I do have, but I spend more time than I would like running to the store for extras, and DH spends an atrocious amount of money eating out just because he's on the road a lot and I have gotten away from making him lunches just because of time constraints.  I pulled up a report about a month ago on what he spends on "dining and entertainment" and I was sick to my stomach.  I have a feeling he has no idea what he spends and we need to really nip it in the bud and find better solutions.  Both of our sets of parents are very sedentary also and we are both working hard to continue being active on our own and with the kids, so I definitely understand where you are coming from!

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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 1:22pm

I hear you on the food thing. 

Dh went to the doctor last month.  Got a lovely (NOT!) cholesterol level back.  He's 6 months away from possibly being put on medication- that's how high it is :(  So I've been encouraging him to go to the gym.  Which is a pain in the butt- he's never home and feels bad- but he's got to get up and move.  I also started watching what we eat too.  He grumbled (good natured of course) about having to cook "healthy stuff" yesterday, b/c on Saturday he had pizza, a hamburger, a bratwurst and potato salad!  Granted- it was the neighbor that fed him b/c he was helping them with their fire pit, so there was a bit of manual labor going on. Becca had 4 kids over on Saturday night, and I had to feed them something other than smores. 

 But you can't continue to eat like you do, and not exercise and expect cholesterol to magically go down.

He may still have to do some sort of med.  I wonder if some of this is hereditary.  My fil swears his cholesterol is "fine".  But he's overweight, and I can almost bet he's never had it checked.

Cheryl

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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 3:43pm
Cheryl, I sent you a PM, in case you don't get it, let me know and I'll resend it.
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