Thanks for starting this thread, I started one with all of the topics that you mentioned. But everybody is writing on them, this one can be for us to talk back and forth. Do you have your email addy in your profile, dumb question, all I have to do is check.
I am so happy that the party went well. It sounds like you had a really good time. That is good. And being with family is so special. I am so happy for you.
I wonder what you are making good for dinner. It is superbowl sunday today. We will be watching the football game. And eating things that we shouldn't eat. Oh well, we will start a diet after that. LOL. yeah right. But we are trying. We had bought a nutrisystem diet. They send you all the food. It was so bad that we sent it back. But I made a copy of the diet plan, with what you should eat and we will try to do that.
I hope that you have a great day/night. I didn't get up until afternoon here so the day will go by fast. Give the boys a hug from their auntie Karen and Kim. I think of you often, was wondering where you were the last couple of days.
You are always in my thoughts and my prayers. I am so happy to have met such special friends here.
Love and hugs,
Post Edited (getting by) : 2/3/2008 12:22:23 PM (GMT-7)
I will send you an email. I cook something similar to your pie, but they are called pasties. They have meat (usually hamburger) and potatoes and carrots. They are suppose to have rutabaggie (sp)(like a turnip)in them but John doesn't like them. You roll out the dough into a circle like you would for a pie, but then you put your meat, potatoes, carrots,(cut up small)and onion, salt and pepper and fold it over and seal the edges. put a couple holes for the steam to escape. I can't remember how long to bake them. But they are of scandenavien descent. If I said that right. My great grandmother and great grandfather both came from Finland. My grandmother grew up on a lumberjack camp where the men would have to go out in the woods and work all day long. They made the pasties so they could carry them along and eat in the woods. That is how they originated. I hope that this story made sense to you. If you ever hear of U.P. pasties. That means upper penninsula. Michigan (the state that I live in) has two parts and they are both penninsulas. I live in the lower and then there is the upper. They are connected by a huge bridge. The Mackinaw bridge. It is five miles long. Look up on the internet.
I hope you have a wonderful day.
Luv and hugs,
Hi there you guys,
Hope you both are doing good. Just popping in to say hello. The weather here is damp. We had freezing rain last night. Don't know when this will ever end. It is depressing and damp.
I keep telling myself that spring is just around the corner. I am beginning to think it is around the block.LOL
Take care keep in touch,
Hi Gill - I'm okay. I have just been going through a combination of significant fatigue coupled with overdoing it and way busier (busy overdoing it that is...!!) Thank-you for checking on me. That is really sweet. I am yawning as I write!
Somebody needs to send some sunshine Karen's way. You have any over there Gill? I can't recall if we had sunshine today even though I was out of the house for seven hours. lol! I know it was mild though. I was out all and I mean aaaaalll day doing errands. I don't like the long drive into town, and I get tired so easy. Well, I thought I was pretty smart because I spent the past four days plus making my lists to do my errands all in one shot. Pushed through some major fatigue last night to prepare myself lunch and snacks and got up 'early' go to. Did one errand and then had to come home due to an unforeseen circumstance. That was not in the plan! So I was tired, and hubby had to drive me for the rest of the errands, only we were too late now to get to all the stores before closing. I guess the lesson is I need to learn to accept pain and inconvenience better than I do. I always try to plan things in detail so as to use up the least amount of energy due to the fatigue I experience, but then I can spend so much energy planning it wears me out. lol. And then when things don't go acc. to plan anyway, it is rather deflating. BUT it was good hubby came. He helped to make it far more fun, and he found some neat things I would nto have found otherwise. So that was good.
I should mention I probably won't be on the forum every day like before because my lifestyle has just changed. In Tennesee I had NOTHING to do every day and hence, lots of energy and time to write too. I still enjoy coming here, but now with the move and adjusting etc. I feel like I can't hardly keep up most days with things. And so it's harder to get to the computer to write and to find the oomph to do so. I'll still be popping by, just don't worry if it takes me a little longer sometimes to reply kay?
I am still yawning. I meant to take a nap even though it was 11 pm!! Because I hadn't had a chance to get on my computer yet today and I wanted to nap and get up with some energy to come online. lol. I rested, but couldn't sleep. My legs are still cold from being outside so long. I cannot find winter boots that fit me. There are hardly any places that sell half sizes, so I'm wearing my running shoes in the snow and my feet and legs get chilled. That is how I crashed the first time I was home - after walking in the snow in my running shoes. So I will need to get some hot water soon to thaw me out, and then tuck myself in nice and warm. I'll be fine. I'm just rambling on some more. lol!
Gill, you really sound like you are doing well these days. Your boys are real blessed to have you for their mom and I'm glad you've got family around you and fun things to do.
Karen - you are bigger than these damp winter days, and you always put a smile on our faces here!
Still yawning. So happy to be home after a long day. You two take good care of you, and stay warm now! I'll try to do the same! Till next time...
love you guys, Kimberly aka Embers
I hope you got some help from the doc. And that you will feel much better soon! Sounds like no fun at all. Stay cozy and warm as you are able!
Over here it is like spring today after weeks of incredibly cold winter days. I feel quite good today. Yesterday I think the weather must have been in the process of this dramatic shift which is why I was so zonked and achey and ouch! I am glad it feels more like spring than winter now.
Karen, here's to spring for you too!!
Hey you guys,
I am sorry that you are sick Gillian, I hope that you will get something so you can feel better soon. I feel lilke I am coming down with a cold today. Maybe allergies. Having trouble typing.
I could use some of that springlike weather Embers. It was cold here again today. I am sick of winter, only two more months to go.
I hope that you both have a wonderful night,day.
luv and hugs,
I am glad that you are staying busy with the boys. You are so fortunate to have them. I hope that you had a happy mother's day. Ours is in May. Mushroom hunting time. I can't wait.
How are you both doing? I made some Easter cards today at my parent group they are so cute (if i do say so myself) with little chicks, flowers and lambs on them LOL. I just wish the weather would pick up, yesterday we had snow and today the sun was splitting the trees, it was gorgeous, but you just don't know what your going to wake up to.
I can't wait until i can hang my washing out on the line again! simple things EH? Anyway it can't go on forever, can it??
Well that's all or now,
The Easter Cards sound fantastic. It is in March this year, I just realized that. I bet that it was fun making them. I bet they are lovely.
I am awaiting spring too. This has been such a long winter. Yesterday morning it was raining, now it is down to 16 degrees and feels colder than that. Come on Spring!
I hope that you have a wonderful night. And I see that you would be sleeping right now. So I hope that you have a wonderful day anticipating that you will read this tomorrow.