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Radmom413 03-01-2013 04:12 AM

SHORTIES - Shamrocks, Peeps & Spring - It's March!

It's a new month!
Hopefully spring is really right around the corner!

Radmom413 03-01-2013 04:27 AM

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I'm ready for spring.

DD23 was supposed to come home for the weekend.
Changed their plans and will be home next weekend and the weekend of the 23rd. Have lots of wedding stuff to take care of and then she and I both have a fitting on the 23rd.

Here is a picture of my fabric:

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It's silk and the fabric underneath will be pink..the style will be very retro....think like a 50's roll neckline, sleeveless, full skirt.

Weekend plans? Not sure other than celebrating DSILalmost26's birthday tomorrow night.

Off to work today, a couple of meetings and need to meet with my boss to discuss some new initiatives a couple of my colleagues and I have been discussing......wish me luck - I need to be diplomatic about some issues surrounding them!

debbiedo 03-01-2013 06:13 AM

Cindy, love the color and style.

I should go visit a local dress maker who can make dresses. She is costly and I only take complicated hems to her. Pants go to Mr. Kim. Mr. Kim seems to have retired and a omen is running the place now. $12 for a pair of pants that aren't lined. Everything I buy needs shortening. The dress I bought for California is longer then I want in terms of current style but OK. I will shorten 2 inches and bring it closer to the knee I think. Now a few inches below.

Checked in and got boarding pass. DH pays extra so we get in A section. I don't think it matters much especially when I am alone.

Paid the bills. Now I need to shower and get ready for work. Need to go to ATM for money. The trip is essentially paid for by DHs organization but I will be buying lunches and things when he is in meetings.

Tuesday I am going on a tour with a women from here who we are friends with. Her husband will be with mine. DH arranged a tour through the hotel just for us. I think we are in a limo like big wigs. I will be helping Monday at registration. There are some speakers I want to hear and I need to be there for DHs speech.

Rebecca130 03-01-2013 08:59 AM

Sounds like an awesome trip Debbie! Wish we were all going with u!

Lazy day I hope! Gracie ran a fever through he night and Kim said yesterday she was talking about her ear hurting again so Kim made we an appt for 11:40. She are her pie baby (individual strawberry pie) that I got her at Frisches. She saved 1/2 a strawberry for papa. He'll get a kick out of that!

So tired, grace was up a lot last night cuz she was feeling so rotten. She's gotten hit worse than any of us this year!

Bbl. have fun!

TuscanGirl 03-01-2013 02:49 PM

Cindy - LOVE that picture!!!
I'm so ready for Spring!!!!!!!!!!!

I finally got out of the house today after almost a week ~ this flu killed me!

LOVE the fabric! And you'll look amazing in that style!
Can't wait to see it!

Debbie - you're going to have such a good time! You'll be just like a celebrity!

Jenn- Congrats on your new Boy Scout! Will you be as involved in that troop?

Becky - rough winter for the flu for all of us!! hugs for Gracie!!

Kelly - are you having an amazing week with your boys?

Radmom413 03-01-2013 07:34 PM

Debbie - you will have a blast!

MK - love the new Avi! :o

debbiedo 03-02-2013 02:30 AM

4:26. Up and ready to go. Car service coming at 5am. Better then paying to park every day and no shuttle bus or gas used. DH gets his reimbursed.

Will try to find oatmeal at airport. Can't eat breakfast now. Have a banana and PB and J for plane ride plus gluten free cereal bars.it is 5 hours with 45 minute layover in Vegas where I don't change planes. Direct flight back Thursday.

Will have IPad and IPhone so will pop in if I have time. Planning to spend many hours at pool when I am not busy.

debbiedo 03-02-2013 02:30 AM

Just noticed new Avi MK. I loved that photo on FB too.

Radmom413 03-02-2013 05:57 AM

Envy you Debbie!
I always enjoy traveling; even by myself.

Up early, watching Body of Proof on Hulu - Kelly - I'm getting the hang of this, I think.
I have found almost everything we watch except for Shameless......not giving up yet.

Off to the grocery store, then back home to work out and make enchilada's for tonight for DSIL's bday dinner. Also making my friend's grandma's Hot Fudge Cake for dessert - she says it's to die for.

DH going to a basketball game with a friend and I am heading back to Old Navy - found some great clothes for spring.....bought some pants, a boyfriend cardi and a button down yesterday. $15 off 50 this weekend, so going back to get a couple more things and $15 off 50 again! :laugh:

debbiedo 03-02-2013 06:16 AM

On the plane. Paid for wifi. $8 no big deal. Will probably wear my IPad battery down quick. Have my kindle for reading if this wears down. I prefer reading on IPad. It is backlit and bigger.

Can't eat any of the Southwest free snacks. Even the peanuts have wheat starch and maktodextrin. I truly believe my stomach feels better off gluten. I don't need crampy belly while flying. I am sure some gluten sneaks in here and there but I am off it since August.
I can't say it has helped my inflammation in shoulders,back or other areas. I still fight with flare ups. My back is never good. Just packing gave me spams for a while the other day.

I haven't run all week because of foot inflammation. I think it is almost gone and I will run when I can while away if it doesn't hurt. Today I want to lay at the pool and maybe walk down Rodeo Drive. Window shopping will be fun.

Cindy, the cake sounds yummy. I haven't had many desserts since starting gluten free. Flour less chocolate cake is good. I had a ton at the high tea in NYC as they made gluten free yummies.

TuscanGirl 03-02-2013 08:34 AM


DS20 is home on break!! :jumpjoy:
Wow - I've really missed him!!

We're off to the Illinois Food Product Expo with DS20 and will meet DD29 and her new BF there.
We've never met him before so . . .

Debbie - have a fabulous time!!! Post pictures!
Did you find comfy sandals??

Cindy - sounds like a good day!!
What did you find at ON? I've always liked them!

Thanks for the avi compliments!

debbiedo 03-02-2013 09:04 AM

No comfy sandles. Bought camel ballet flats but after walking at airport with no socks on may rub my foot. Bought a black flat sketcher flat with a cross strap. I got lazy and never made it to DSW again. I can always sandal shop there. My seat case weighed 48 pounds. The suit case is heavy to begin with. When I go home I will put more in my backpack or in DS's suitcase if I buy anything.

MK, hope you like the new BF. is your 29 year old the one who is doing paleo? One daughter lives in Colorado and one near you right. Which daughter has the opportunity with the theater?? I get confused. You just have one in college right. You other son graduated I think.

You think I keep your 4 kids straight after all these years.

Been on the plane 3.5 hours and antsy. I think we get in to Vegas within the hour. It won't take long from there. DH says my plane is 55 minutes ahead of schedule. He loves tracking flights online.

Gotta live wifi while flying!!

Rebecca130 03-02-2013 09:11 AM

Debbie, I'm a tracker too, I love seeing where he is and when he lands!

MK, love it new avi too! Where's my purse in the picture? Haha!

Picking mom up at noon and were going to red lobster. I LOVE their broiled flounder! Will get grilled green beans and grilled asparagus and a salad with my Jenny dressing!

I hope everyone has a good day and a safe flight! See ya all later today!

debbiedo 03-02-2013 10:25 AM

Waiting in Vegas. Got in early so have 90 minute layover and then hour flight to LA.

DH texted me he has some stomach bug. I hope he isn't going to be sick at his very important time. He is in charge and CEO of his nonprofit and his is his annual convention.

Rebecca130 03-02-2013 03:48 PM

Oh gosh Debbie? I hope he feels better soon and that using get it while you're gone!

debbiedo 03-02-2013 04:59 PM

He is better now. I think he ate something bad yesterday.

TuscanGirl 03-02-2013 07:37 PM

The expo was fun, as was eating lunch with DD29. I really liked her new BF!


Originally Posted by debbiedo (Post 16290482)

Is your 29 year old the one who is doing paleo? One daughter lives in Colorado and one near you right. Which daughter has the opportunity with the theater?? I get confused. You just have one in college right. You other son graduated I think.

You think I keep your 4 kids straight after all these years.

You've got them straight!!
Good job!
I'm very impressed!

DD29 is on Paleo and lives near me.
DD26 is in Aspen,CO and has the theater opportunity.
DS23 graduated from college last year and his GF just moved to NOLA.
DS20 is still in college at Loyola in Chicago.

Glad DH if feeling better!!
Hope you have an amazing time!!


Originally Posted by Rebecca130 (Post 16290509)

MK, love it new avi too! Where's my purse in the picture? Haha!

Picking mom up at noon and were going to red lobster. I LOVE their broiled flounder! Will get grilled green beans and grilled asparagus and a salad with my Jenny dressing!

I'm hiding your purse behind me!! :D

How was your lunch?

kellydawne 03-03-2013 07:18 AM

Just a quick :hiya: before we get going on our day. I'm waiting on some pics to upload from my phone. I'll share when they finally get there.

debbiedo 03-03-2013 10:12 AM

Sitting by the pool. Been up since 5PST. Went for a 7 mile run. Now lazing for a bit. DH has to pick up someone at noon at the airport. I am supposed to meet people for lunch and walk on Rodeo Dr. I would like to hike later at a park if time. Tonight is welcome cocktail party and then Spago for dinner. It is cooler today but better then home and good running weather.

Supposed to get a foot of snow in MD on Tuesday.

Tomorrow I have to help with Registration early in the morning.

Oh and we ate at a Venezuelan restaurant. Different and tasty and corn based starch so gluten free. DH looks for gluten free for me. He is the best.

Radmom413 03-03-2013 12:29 PM

Debbie! Have fun! Spago? How fun is that!
I love, love, love CA. I hope to go back someday. Just a different lifestyle in the parts I visited.

DSIL's bday was fun - homemade enchilada's and the Hot Fudge pudding cake was a hit. We played Bananagrams and sat and chatted. It was a nice evening.

Today I have lounged, got a great work out in both weights and treadmill and cleaned out my bathroom cupboard and floor. Laundry is going. Dinner is tenderloin, squash and salad. So glad I will have leftovers for a few nights as Monday is the ONLY night I am home next week! New hair & BOB SEGER! :laugh:

MK - I went Friday and got a few things and went back yesterday and got a few more - the $15 off $50 was worth it. I got two blouse type tops, a pattern and a floral, a boyfriend cardy and three pairs of pants....black flare, and two skinny's - one olive one khaki. I am tweaking my style as I told DD25. I need to work with my body shape and camouflage my icky parts! :laugh:

Kelly - where have you been? Enjoying your time with DS, I bet. We cut the cable cord - been waiting to tell you...........kind of liberating in a way!

Becky - lunch sounds great!!!

TuscanGirl 03-03-2013 01:05 PM


Debbie - sounds like a fabulous trip!!
Spago will be amazing!
Though hiking in the park would be my favorite thing to do!

Cindy - You must have an amazing closet! I wish we were closer and I could take your leftovers off your hands!! :D I shop vicariously through you!! And you don't have any icky parts!! Remember to embrace your curves! :love:

Kelly did you have a good week?
Is DS gone?

We're having a lazy day today.
DS20 is getting his resume together for a summer internship he's interviewing for on Tuesday, I'm watching a few shows in my backlog and doing laundry and DH is working on taxes and our trip to Italy in the Fall.

Lasagna for dinner (dairy free, but not gluten free) and Amish lemon angel food cake for dessert.
DS20 and I are busy during the day this week, so I'm trying to keep my evenings free - at least until he leaves on Thursday!

Radmom413 03-03-2013 04:32 PM

How fun to have him home MK.
Enjoy it - as you know - the time with any child home for any length of time anymore, is short lived.

I AM embracing my curves, lol. I was messaging back and forth with another friend and we both agreed that time and gravity are not kind, and we both exercise regularly and for the most part eat right......it's just where we are. I NEVER, EVER had what I refer to as a "poochie". :laugh: That is my tummy..........it was always flat - not since my hysterectomy............ugh.

Did some cleaning, DD25 and DSIL stopped by - DSIL helpd DH moved some stuff. DH and I went for a ride - he treated me to an iced coffee.....we looked at houses. We are torn about staying here and doing some more "remodeling" or moving.

Off to get dinner!

debbiedo 03-03-2013 05:45 PM

Moving ?? Didn't know you wanted to move Cindy. I wish I could redo my bathrooms, yard and get more space in my family room.

DH just said there is some big sports awards here tonight. The giant ballroom here is where the screen actors guild awards are held. Whitney Houston died in a room down the hall.

I sat at the pool reading a few hours and met a couple and walked around Rodeo Dr and we had lunch. Funny thing is Seth grew up I Syracuse and his dad was our Rabbi and married us. His cousin sold us our house in MD. DH stayed with him and his wife when he was in Florida last week.

So the catering manager had to go to the hospital yesterday and one of the members of the association Don runs just went. DH was lucky because he was sick but he got over it. He said he felt awful and almost like he needed to go too. God, I pray no one else gets sick.

I better get dressed and go down early to watch for Sports Stars.

debbiedo 03-03-2013 05:58 PM

It's the LA Sports Awards

Rebecca130 03-03-2013 06:05 PM

Stopping by to say hi! Started knitting my jacket tonight so going to get back with it while Mandy is sleeping. Kittens + knitting = disaster!

Rebecca130 03-03-2013 06:07 PM

Oh yeah, met my niece at the gym today, I walked 2.56 miles in 45 minutes plus a 5 minute cooldown = 50:37!!!! Yay me

debbiedo 03-03-2013 06:24 PM

Hurray Becky!!!

TuscanGirl 03-03-2013 08:11 PM

Yay Becky!!

Debbie - what food made everyone sick?

Cindy - moving would be fun ~ and a lot of work.
Maybe just some remodeling?

They always say abs are made in the kitchen!
The only way for me to get a flat tummy now is strict LC with no grains at all.
Then it goes flat again.

debbiedo 03-03-2013 08:23 PM

No one has eaten the same thing.

Saw Kerri Walsh the volley ball player from the Olympics. On our way to Spago.

Rebecca130 03-03-2013 10:26 PM

That is so cool, Debbie! How is the weather?

Mk, what are u sending us on Tuesday morning? We're getting a SNOW EVENT! Yikes!

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