Good Wednesday Morning

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Wiped Out, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Good Morning All,

    We've mad it to the half way point of the week! I can't remember the last time we saw sunshine but they are actually predicting a clear day today! That means outdoor recess for the kids!!!

    After work just the usual visit to the health club :smile:

    I'm hoping to get to bed early tonight but I think Project Runway is on so I doubt it!

    I hope everyone has a peaceful day. :princess:
  2. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Good Morning Sharon and all to follow :coffee:

    I'm drinking my hmj and it is tasty this morning - Starbucks morning blend with a dash of cinnamin - smoooooth!

    Sharon, glad you are going to see the sun today :smile: and the kids can go outside. Enjoy your program tonight!

    I have to hit the grocer this morning after dropping off difficult child. Then I'll come home and tackle a small amount (2 loads) of laundry and try to get to the nail salon.

    Wishing everyone a great mid week :thumbsup:

  3. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    G'day, people.

    Sharon/WO, I hope you have an energetic, productive day. A sesdsion at the gym afterwards sounds like a good way to wind down.

    Sharon/LDM, that coffee sounds heavenly. I can sympathise with the laundry - I've got one load on right now, another one waiting for me to put it on before I go to bed. It takes about 2 hours in my machine, but they ARE big loads.

    What a day today! easy child 2/difficult child 2 had an appointment for a breath test first thing this morning (looking for Helicobacter infection - much better than having a gastroscopy) then three hours later, her appointment with the gastroenterologist. Have to wait a week for the breath test results, but other tests seem to indicate she has gastroparesis. I think he wants to do more tests but will tell her when she calls for the breath test results.

    In between, we did some shopping. mother in law just got back from Perth last night so I bought some fruit and veg for her. The butcher next door had a special on, I found some bargains. I mentioned on another post that I specialise in gourmet poverty food - there was a special offer, today only, on barbecue steak - A$9 a kilo, second kilo free. That meant A$4.50 a kilo, for what turned out to be really good, T-bone quality steak - it's usually A$40 a kilo! So as an extra treat, I made a batch of Bearnaise sauce to go with it (easy microwave recipe, it only dirties two small glass jugs which then go in the dishwasher).

    While out shopping I got a phone call from friend/SPL - could I mind her daughter for the afternoon? She is still de-lousing her foster daughter (and dreading the swap over when foster's twin arrives in a few days, undoubtedly also VERY infested). I collected the girl (a good friend of ours) on the way home, she and difficult child 3 watched videos for a couple of hours, then I took them to the beach. She is nervous of the beach, got badly dumped by a wave a couple of years ago. About an hour later her mother and grandmother arrives, with foster sister (hair now shorter). The two girls swam (at least, foster did, with me swimming further out as 'shepherd') and I stayed to mind them while friend took her mother home. As a result, I was on the go for several hours longer than I'm really fit for, although it was lovely at the beach, the water is so warm at the moment! Late afternoon of a hot day, sun low on the horizon, but still plenty of warmth in the sun and water comfortably pleasant. It was also good knowing I had an easy dinner - barbecued steak with fresh salad.

    Tomorrow is my cleaning/cooking day, and today's budget shopping helped me stock up with raw materials for tomorrow's session. Sunshine to continue, so the washing should dry. My friend is planning to drop in mid-afternoon, probably with the girls again. Not sure if we'll get another swim.

    The house smells of tarragon and mangoes. Last week it smelled of the sea, with the heavy seas pounding the cliffs and sending salt spray a long way in. The water was quieter today, just how I like it. I was told the water temperature was 24C - that's 75F. If I hadn't been minding the girls I would have bobbed around in the water carefree for hours...

    difficult child 1 started his first paying job today (other than the two acting jobs he's done). He's detailing cars. I think he is going to be very tired!

    Enjoy your Wednesday, everyone.

  4. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    Good Morning Everyone :coffee:,

    Sharon, I hope you get lots of sunshine today!!! :flower:

    Sharon, I'll be right over for some of that cinnamon coffee!!! :coffee: It sounds delicious!!!

    Marg, I'm glad you were able to enjoy the beach. I always love reading your descriptive posts. You make me feel like I'm right there too... I can feel that ocean breeze, smell that salt water, feel that warm sun... Ok, enough daydreaming...Back to reality - I hope easy child 2/difficult child 2 is feeling better soon. And, I can't wait to hear about difficult child 1's first day on the job!!!

    After yesterday's school meeting, I think I'm actually going to enjoy doing errands, grocery shopping, and a bit of cleaning today,lol...

    Evenings are really busy around here lately as everyone has lots to do after school. I haven't had too much time to myself so haven't been around here too much in the evenings...

    As always, I hope everyone has at least one reason to laugh or at least smile today... :flower: WFEN
  5. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Good morning friends,

    Sharon, we saw the sunshine yesterday - it was gorgeous! I hope you haven't packed away your sunglasses. :cool-dog:

    Sharon, your coffee sounds good - I'm sipping on a French vanilla blend with just a touch of half & half this morning. It's so smooth tasting & going down quickly. :smile: :coffee:

    Marg, another busy day in your little paradise. Dinner sounds wonderful - I really need to get over there one night. LOL :smile:

    kt is off to school - I overslept this morning & husband woke me & kt up. As I'm usually awake & have things ready in the morning, it was a bit chaotic. kt made the bus in 20 minutes! :teacher:

    I have some appts scheduled for today - I need to reschedule. There is no way I will be able to do it. I've overdone it the last couple of days. Oh well - people will get over it.

    I need to take today & do something therapeutic - painting comes to mind. I need to slow my ever racing mind down. :painter:

    "Hi" if you snuck in - typing a bit slowly this morning.

    Enjoy your day - keep it calm. :sword:
  6. happymomof2

    happymomof2 New Member

    Good Morning everyone, yesterday was difficult child's first day back at school in 2 months. His point sheet he brought home was perfect - hoping and praying he keeps that up. For now it should be fairly easy he only has himself and one other kid in his class. :thumbsup:

    easy child had a good day back yesterday. She wore her new sandals with heels and she realized wearing them a couple of hours to church is one thing but all day at school is quite another. :slap:

    I must go put in some applications today. I don't want to go back to work but bank account says so - :rolleyes:.

    Hope you all have a great Wednesday.
  7. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Just a quick update - the second load of washing is on, it's after midnight, difficult child 1 just got home after watching DVDs with his friends after work and I'm heading for bed - difficult child 1's first day at work seemed to go well. He just said, when I asked if he had any washing, "Not these clothes - I am so CLEAN!" Seems he's been using something with the force of a water cannon. That's great in hot weather like we have now - I hope he can keep himself drier in winter.

    I noticed his face is sunburnt - not too badly, but he will really feel it tomorrow if he can't keep his face protected until it acclimatises. I might have to lend him one of my Wrap Hats. They would be ideal for this job.

    Enjoy your day. All you busy people - take some time for yourselves.

  8. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts


    I'm going to need a pattern or a site to purchase one of your infamous wraphats for this coming spring. I want to be a fashionista out on the golf course! :rofl:
  9. Coookie

    Coookie Active Member

    Good Morning My Dear Friends. :flower:

    Haven't been here in awhile but have been peeking in occasionally and wanted to wish you all a good day.

    I miss you all and think of you often and I'm sorry I haven't been around.... seems I work all the time. :frown:

    A tree fell on our house in August (during a storm), went through the picture window and the roof, 2 broken water pipes and $10,000 later the house is back in order. :smile:

    difficult child came home in mid-December, seems to be a changed man. I think the experience in Arizona was the best thing for him. He is applying all over the place and looking into schools. husband and I are cautiously optomistic. :sword: He knows where the door is and that we will walk him through it if need be. :sword:

    Well, just a little update and lots of hugs coming too you all from the Coookie house. :angel:

    Hope we see some of that sunshine today...sure could use it. :smile: and Linda, I plan on MAKING TIME for golf this year. My poor clubs are crying out to me everytime I walk by them. :frown:

    Hugs & Love
  10. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Well-Known Member

    Good morning.
    I've been up since just after 4am when a squall line moved through and the power went out. It just came back on a little while ago. Gotta run, I need to get some stuff done before I crash from being so tired!:)
  11. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member


    How wonderful to "see" your smiling face this morning :smile:! Welcome back.

  12. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Rob, it's always so nice to see you name up here. I have missed your kind optimism.