Posted August 17th, 2011, 01:22 PM
You dress for Zumba, Marianne? I just throw on my old workout clothes and go, then I even go to the library and shop after I am done at the gym. Maybe I should think about looking a little less like a street person when I am out and about. It is funny because I would never dream of going to the office without make-up and nice clothes.
When we go to New York, Rome, Paris or someplace else with really expensive rooms, we pay for one night and then use the points for the next night. For our Christmas stay, we are paying for one night and then using points for 4 nights. Now my daughter has snagged some amazing rooms on tour from Priceline for like $50 a night. She just looks for 4 or 5 stars and somehow she finds them.
Can't wait for you to get the business up and running, Mary. Then you can fill us in on all the great deals. I really need a great deal about now. We still need to cruise to South America, the British Isles, Northern Europe and Russia, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. I was thinking last night that sooner or later, we are going to run out of world to see--well, if we are lucky enough to live that long.
Ellen, I too have been looking for a new bedspread for a couple of years. I love our current one (which is actually a duplicate of our previous one) but it is faded from where the sun hits it all afternoon. You know it just dawned on my that I might try to bleach the previous one (which I still have) to see if I can get it all one color again. I sure haven't had any luck finding anything I like as well.
Do you really think your husband reads this thread? That's amusing. I can't imagine Joe reading it in a million years. He is too busy with his own internet workout friends. We do, however, share stories about our internet families so he knows who all of you are.
Still praying for you Trish and hoping for the best possible results. Pasta sounds heavenly right now, but I am going to stick to my low carb routine until I get to where I want to be. We are required to have 1.5 Tbsp of oat bran per day and that magically does seem to eliminate any actual cravings for carbs, but pasta still sounds heavenly.
I think I told you guys about my niece who had gastric sleeve surgery and is working as a spokesperson for a cosmetic surgery company, didn't I. Anyway she has a counselor and a nutritionist and they told her that when you are just hungry for anything at all, that is true hunger. When you want something specific that is just appetite. I try to remember that when I get a craving, although truthfully, I have very few cravings on this diet.
I am glad to hear, Kelly, that things are cooling down for you. After our experience in Athens, I hate the heat even more than I thought I did. I am stuck in Seattle forever I do believe.
D, kids. They cause us the greatest joys and the greatest frustrations in all of our lives. I think we have all had our rough spots, and then, 99% of the time, they work themselves out and we are left with pure (well more or less pure) joy.
Well I really need to scoot off to the gym. We are having a dinner party tonight for two of our favorite couples so I need to get my deck cleaned up, although I did warn them that if they wanted to see a really clean house, to stay home. If they want really good food and company, in a dirty house, they can come. I actually did clean my kitchen.
Catch you later, Punki
Breathless with anticipation
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