How's your weekend going?

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Registered: 06-16-1998
How's your weekend going?
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Sun, 10-06-2013 - 11:14am

Are you enjoying your weekend? Doing anything fun? What's in store for the coming week?

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 11:18am

Here, its mainly trying to keep cool. We're having a Santa Ana so its hotter at the beach than inland, and the humidity is very low. There were some fires yesterday, fortunately none near me. I'm going out to water now, before it gets too hot.

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Registered: 10-30-2011
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 12:04pm

Wet-our weekend is the opposite of yours, Elspeth-wet & cool. It is about 11C (52F) & raining-at times it goes from raining to pouring. As in-can't hardly see out the window for the showers of rain!

We have guests for the weekend-not sure if many remember Diane (formerly known as "Dianeknits" on the board). She lives in PA, she & her dh Neil are here for a few days. Any hopes of visiting the sites of Kingston are kind of stymied by the very wet weather-showers are one thing, but the pouring rain is something else entirely. But after lunch, & once I get the dinner into the oven to cook, we will be trying to go a few indoor places-where we can look & see-but not walk around too much outside.

Stay cool Elspeth-if you were visiting here, you'd be bundled up & fires (except in the woodstoves)would be the last things on your mind!

Nora

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Registered: 04-29-2000
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 6:51pm

I hope this works because I've been having trouble with this laptop I'm using while I'm here in Nova Scotia with Susanne.  I can'gt seem to get my email working.  However I will try to see if this works!

Anyway we arrived here yesterday and without too much difficulty found our motel after driving with the rented car from the airport.  Today we did a 'test run' to the stained glass studio Susanne will be going to tomorrow to begin the 5 day work there.  We wanted to see how long it took to get there and we found that taking a ferry boat across a river/inlet is the fastest way to get there. 

Anyway once we get into a familiar pattern of driving there daily, I think things will go okay.  It's just a little nerve-wracking when you are just becoming familiar with the area we are in. 

Let's see if this will work to post!

Shirley

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 9:09pm

Weekend is about over,  been a pretty good one.

Yesterday morning did my normal grocery shopping then got a flu shot.    DH and I took DD1 some things that she left here then went out to lunch with her and DD3.

I had $20 in Kohls coupons so went shopping this morning,  boring household stuff,  washcloths, dish towels, rug for my kitchen. 

In the afternoon DD2 came over to watch The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.  While she was here DD3 came by, she had some things to give her and knew she was here.

Aside from a dentist appointment do not have any plans this week aside from work.  Still prettty busy, put in 47 hours two weeks ago and just shy of 50 last week.  This week should not be quite as bad probably closer to 40 to 44. 

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 9:46pm

Sick as a dog, since Thursday.  Friday I was supposed to have breakfast with my sister--woke up, could not swallow or talk.  Not really a surprise, as Bree has been getting sick since she was with her cousins last weekend, and Rae was so sick the week before that, she didn't go to work.  She said, "I have NEVER before, missed a week of work or school!"  I told her, "Well, you've never before been PREGNANT!  It takes a lot out of you."  Dr put her on antibiotics, because she had a severe sinus infection, draining down the back of her throat, and besides coughing up a lung, it was making her nausea even worse than usual.

Besides my sinus infection, earache, and sore throat, yesterday even my hair hurt.  It wasn't till about 4 today that I worked up the energy to shower,  which I sorely needed, and finally felt like I might live.  lolo called to tell me Bree is miserable, won't eat, and cries continuously.  I told her, if she feels like I have, it's no wonder.  Tomorrw should be a blast.

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Registered: 07-24-1997
Mon, 10-07-2013 - 10:41am

Those of you who decorate for the fall holidays inspired me.  After a rather unsuccessful clothes shopping trip yesterday, I came home and went online to buy fall decor from Pottery Barn.  And I used Amex e-gift certificates, so it didn't cost me anything. :)

Shopping was a bummer.  I have made peace with my meno-pot and I don't expect things to fit as they used to.  What really annoyed me though was the quality of clothes from stores I used to shop at a lot.  There was a sweater at J. Crew whose collar just didn't lie flat and made my neck look fat - who needs that?!  Blouses at Ann Taylor that turned into sweat generators once on because they were made of polyester & spandex (so the synthetic fiber can *really* hug you and make you miserable) and sleeveless blouses with armholes that flared out instead of lying flat.  An adorable sweater at Banana Republic that had arms that were 2" too long - and I have very long arms. 

The meno-pot doesn't make shopping any easier.  I'm no longer a medium but not quite a large so I have to take at least two sizes of everything into the fitting rooms.  I miss the days when I knew exactly what size I was and how everything fit and could order an entire season's worth of clothes online and never have to set foot in a store.  Welcome to the 50s, I guess.

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Mon, 10-07-2013 - 12:23pm

Kelly, I hear you on the frustrations of shopping. I've never loved clothes shopping but in the past few years its gotten increasingly more discouraging, to the point that I rarely do it and my wardrobe shows it. The meno-pot really adds such a challenge to finding clothes that fit and look nice. And the style of the long lean tops...the ones that hit me at the hip are so fitted that they show every bulge but the next size up, while slightly looser, goes to my thighs---and clings to the meno-pot, accentuating it! And what's with the polyester everything? I've noticed that too in the past year or two, lots of cute tops but in sweaty polyester. (wicking polyester for athletic apparel is one thing, but not what I want to wear as daywear). 

You'd think that some some clothing manufacturers would recognize that there is a huge market of women our age with these concerns--we still want to look stylish, we want to flatter our changing figures as well as possible, and breathable fabrics are a must. 

I'm thinking that I'll have to start paying a lot more to find clothes in a nice fabric and fit....and then I wonder if maybe I should use the money for a personal trainer to reshape my body instead?

Too bad that muu muu's aren't stylish!  

*sigh*

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Registered: 07-30-1997
Mon, 10-07-2013 - 12:25pm

Not trying to promote anything but honestly I've always had luck at Land's End as far as fit even with your lovely description meno-pot!

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Registered: 07-24-1997
Mon, 10-07-2013 - 1:34pm

I was immensely cheered a year ago when I read Tina Fey's book "Bossypants" in which she talks about turning 40:  "I need to take my pants off as soon as I get home.  I didn't used to have to do that."  I have 4 pairs of yoga pants for after work. :)

Elspeth, have you ever tried clothes from Boden?  They're an English company and the clothes have a kind of odd European vibe to them, but they have a decent number of tops and dresses with a higher waist and a bit of "float" to them (and hey, maybe you like the odd European vibe - I do).  On the website they usually show the clothes laid out (as opposed to being worn by size 0 models) so you can see whether they are cut boxy or with a little flare over the waist and hips.  Customer reviews are really helpful too.  Guess I will be going back there  for my fall tops, as I have for the last two years.