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Managing a Household / Re: Friday, April 20, 2018
« Last post by pamgonzo on April 20, 2018, 07:25:04 AM »
Good Morning Alice, Cheryl and any who follow!!

So glad to see the weather forecast this morning!  So hoping they are right, and we will be getting some more Spring like weather!
Of course, we will be gone all weekend, so I am hopeful that the weather is nice where we will be as well.  Just so starving for some warmth!  Don't know if our furnace has been running so much this late into the season before.  So so tired of it!

My day is low key, and then out tonight.  It will be a late night.  But, fun I'm sure. 
So, just some general pick up around here. Will probably do a quick clean of the downstairs bathroom as well.

My goodness girls. Your daughters are both having to deal with things that nobody should have to experience.  I hope they are ok.  The world is such a messed up place.  :-\

Alice: maybe you could take the turkey burgers and cut them up and use them is a spaghetti sauce or something.  Unless they have some kind of flavoring that wouldn't let that work.  Can't stand when I pay good money for ingredients and then it is a failure on the table.  Good luck making it work for you and having it be tastier than the first go round.

Not much else around here. 
Still delving in on genealogy things.  I am a little fixated on my great great grandmother right now.  I had not been able to find information on her in the past, but stumbled on to something, and now am getting quite a bit of information.  It has been a treasure hunt for sure. 

Hope everyone has a nice day and a great weekend!
Managing a Household / Re: Friday, April 20, 2018
« Last post by Cheryl on April 20, 2018, 07:18:26 AM »
Good morning, Alice and everyone.

Sorry to hear about your daughter.  I hope she gets that straightened out soon.  My adult daughter had an encounter with a flasher in a thrift store in Birmingham day before yesterday.  This guy followed her all over the store and stayed right on her heels even after she told him he was making her uncomfortable.  She was looking at a rack of clothes when she said she happened to hear a noise.  When she turned around she saw he had his hands on himself.  Not going to say it here, but you can imagine what he was doing.  She yelled at him and called the police, but by the time they got there he was long gone.

After a good week, I am in a slump today.  I don't know what the problem is, but I will figure it out.

Alice, we bought some Jennie-o  turkey burgers once that had pieces of plastic in them.  After that I never bought another premade.  Just can't bring myself to do it.

Have a nice weekend, everyone!
Managing a Household / Friday, April 20, 2018
« Last post by Alice on April 20, 2018, 06:52:47 AM »
Good Morning,

Maybe we should play "knock, knock, who's there"? Spring is that you peeking around the corner. I see signs that you might like to come out and play! It is a cold morning but the sun is shining and the temps look like they might become more spring-like. We had a brief taste yesterday but the breeze was a bit chilly. Looking forward to some spring before we hit summer, right?

Had a call from my youngest daughter last night. It seems she is being stalked on facebook. She dances with the local dance society for leisure and meets a lot of people. Apparently someone wanted to connect on fb and she refused so this guy made an alias and tried again but started to say a few things that included a death wish and some other foul language. My daughter was easily able to figure out who the alias was through some analytical thinking and discovered who the real person behind the alias is. She doesn't even know the guy except for at the dance society. Hubby, a former police officer believes a crime has not yet been committed that she really can't call the police for a report. Stalking maybe but that's not quite a crime. This person obviously is very troubled and isn't getting the help he needs but to do something like this is awful.

On a different note, I'm glad it's Friday. It has felt like a long week. We have a few things to accomplish this weekend and one of those is dust and dust bunnies in the kitchen. With two cats and the normal living the kitchen is the most used room of the house. It needs a cleaning. I need to clean the windows by the sink as well since that has splatters. Just a little here and there all around the house inside and outside so we should have a fairly busy Saturday.

I grilled some turkey burgers last night and boy were those things terrible. I about gagged eating them. Not going to buy pre-made turkey burgers again. Lesson learned--no more prepackaged stuff like that because we just don't like them. I'll just stick with ground beef and that is also on my list for tomorrow. We'll probably do groceries and inside chores in the morning and outside activities in the afternoon.

I wanted to go for a walk with my hubby last night but when he came home he said he was too tired. I reminded him of last year when he didn't work FT that he would push me to walk up to 5 miles per night after my long day of work and that now he should go with me for a long walk every night. He said he feels bad but he just cannot walk after a long day of work.  He apologized for pushing me so hard last year. But now the roles are reversed and I think we should walk every night. I need to try to 10,000 steps per day so I'll keep working to see if we can ease into this for the summer. 

Supper tonight will be some leftover turkey burgers if we can handle them and then also some teriyaki chicken and rice. I made both last night just in case (thankfully, I did).

Managing a Household / Re: Thursday, April 19
« Last post by greyhoundgirl on April 19, 2018, 02:27:01 PM »
Just adding that my perspective may have been clouded by having Earl gone a LOT when the kids were small. Maybe it's different if you're not married to someone in the military. But it is what it is. Still don't want to go back.
Managing a Household / Re: Thursday, April 19
« Last post by greyhoundgirl on April 19, 2018, 02:22:45 PM »
Maybe we should have had more kids but I don't know about that either. We had our kids a bit on the older side since we had a bit of infertility at first. Then they all came at once but we also got old in the meantime. So here I am wishing for young kids again but that would be silly.

Same here on having them older after infertility. Hence I am 44 with an 8 year old.  My thought is you shouldn't have to have hot flashes, periods, teenage girls, and small children at the same time--some days it is just too much.  ;D But I do love them. Am just perpetually tired of parenting. I liked the little kid stage a lot at the time but have absolutely no desire to go back. In fact, I have told my girls(applies to all the kids but my girls are the current teenagers here) that they need to arrange their own child care if they have careers because I am NOT it. I see too many grandmas stuck in that role and I do not want to be. Good for them if they love it (my one hiking friend does not, but feels stuck) but it isn't my thing.
Managing a Household / Re: Thursday, April 19
« Last post by pamgonzo on April 19, 2018, 01:56:57 PM »
My goodness Catherine! If I knew there was an option of your own cozy hotel room, I would have totally encouraged you to take that route, and for sure not borrow the dog's bed!   ;D ;) ;D 

Maybe the UTI was the sign pointing you to check into that hotel, but since you weren't getting it, Aunt Flo showed up to force your hand!  Enjoy that room! Grab a good book, and take a nice long bath!  All of that sounds way better than eating chili out of a pouch in the rain!!

Alice & Lindsay: they do grow up so fast, don't they?  And then a new season rolls around with dating and weddings and all of that.  We are looking forward to the days of grandbabies, but not sure how soon that season will come.  We can wait until they are ready.  No hurry.

Our youngest graduates from college in 3 weeks as well.  We just are trying to enjoy whatever stage we are in as a family at the moment, and recalling the "old days" fondly. 
Hope you can start using resources for things you need and want for yourself soon Alice. 
I know what you mean about that.  We are looking forward to not having to send rent money every month after May 1st!  Yay! 

People say "oh, you just got a big raise", and it's more like - no - now it just won't be such a stretch every month!!  Either way, it will seem easier! (Hopefully!)

Managing a Household / Re: Thursday, April 19
« Last post by Alice on April 19, 2018, 12:26:36 PM »
No offense taken at all.  Just saying that kids grow up FAST and I'm wishing we could go back and enjoy those days again. They were so much easier then than they are now.

Managing a Household / Re: Thursday, April 19
« Last post by Rooney on April 19, 2018, 12:22:09 PM »
Sorry Alice.  Didn't mean to make you feel like you had to defend yourself in any way.  I was just making fun of myself and how "weird" we are comparably to most others.  I think I make fun of us out of habit, because we are used to being made fun of for our family size.  Easier to just accept we are different because we choose to be and we like it that way and join in on the laughing.  Again, sorry if I offended you, or anyone else for that matter.  That was definitely not my intent. :-[
Managing a Household / Re: Thursday, April 19
« Last post by Alice on April 19, 2018, 12:01:51 PM »
In defense of myself, the kids DID grow up and since they did and they became thinking adults, I think it's time for them to go their own way. BUT, I would easily love to go back to the days when they were young when they weren't thinkers and I was smarter than them. It was fun, much easier and having young kids would be wonderful. The only problem is that I have aged and I'm not that younger mom anymore so I don't think I could keep up with a young child anymore. But I can wish. I just didn't think this growing up stuff would happen so fast.

Maybe we should have had more kids but I don't know about that either. We had our kids a bit on the older side since we had a bit of infertility at first. Then they all came at once but we also got old in the meantime. So here I am wishing for young kids again but that would be silly.

At least I can say that we did everything for them and gave them all the resources growing up that they need for this adult life. We sacrificed greatly and wouldn't change a thing.

Managing a Household / Re: Thursday, April 19
« Last post by Rooney on April 19, 2018, 11:39:31 AM »
Hey girls. :)

It was so sunny yesterday and now it is back to cool and dreary again.  I really feel sorry for you, Pam, dealing with snow still.  It is almost May though, so surely it will quit snowing soon. ???  The rest of today is to finish school up (lunch right now), and try to get in an earlier workout than usual and cook supper early so we can get to Aldi before it closes. I need to get a good list together because we are out of pretty much everything.  Also need to run by Walmart for laundry detergent and other non food stuff.  Am I the only one that despises grocery shopping?  I do like a full fridge though, and that would be the way to it. :D

Catherine, I totally get why you wouldn't want to camp and lay on the hard ground all night.  A warm hotel room and dry soft bed sounds way better.  But then, I am biased, because I have never been a fan of tent camping.  The heat or cold....the bugs......the outside bathroom.....the waking up feeling like you have a layer of stickiness all over your body and no shower.  Hotel sounding even better now?????? ;D ;D 

I had to laugh listening to you girls about wanting the kids grown.  We must really be odd birds around here.  We love it when they are young, don't want them to grow up, and are thinking another one doesn't sound half bad! ;D ;D  Yeah, we are different. ;) ;)

Better get on with things if I hope to make it to Aldi tonight.  But right now I need a protein shake!! :)

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