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Old 10-28-2001, 06:35 AM   #1  
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Default ~*~*~week of 28th October~*~*~

Morning all. The clocks went back yesterday, so I supposedly got an extra hour in bed. I always feel I am cheated whether the clocks go forward of back. The horrible thing now is that when you wake up it's dark and when you come in it will be dark and you will have spend your whole day working.

I posted this under Chick Chat, not sure if you guys have seen it and sorry for duplication, but I though I would post it here - have a great week everyone

Close your eyes and go back in time....
Before the Internet or the Apple Mac.
Before semi-automatics, joyriders and crack....
Before SEGA or Super Nintendo...
Way back........
I'm talking about Hide and Seek in the park.
The corner shop.
Football with an old can.
Beano, Twinkle.
Roly Poly.
Hula Hoops, jumping the stream, building dams.
The smell of the sun and fresh cut grass.
Bazooka Joe bubble gum.
An ice cream cone on a warm summer night from the van that
plays a tune -
Chocolate or vanilla or strawberry or maybe Neapolitan.
Watching Saturday morning cartoons....short commercials, The
Double Deckers, Road Runner, He-Man, Tiswas or Swapshop?,
and Why Don't You -
or staying up for Star Trek.
When around the corner seemed far away and going into town
seemed like going somewhere.
Earwigs, wasps and bee stings.
Sticky fingers.
Cops and Robbers, Cowboys and Indians, and Zorro.
Climbing trees.
Building igloos out of snow drifts.
Walking to school, no matter what the weather.
Running till you were out of breath, laughing so hard that your
stomach hurt.
Jumping on the bed. Pillow fights.
Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for
Being tired from playing....remember that?
The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon
Football cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a
I'm not finished just yet.....
Eating raw jelly. Orange squash ice pops.
Remember when...
There were two types of trainers - girls and boys, and Dunlop
Green Flash -
and the only time you wore them at school was for "gym".
You knew everyone in your street - and so did your parents.
It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends.
You didn't sleep a wink on Christmas eve.
When nobody owned a pure-bred dog.
When 25p was a decent allowance.
When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.
When nearly everyone's mum was at home when the kids got
It was magic when dad would "remove" his thumb.
When it was considered a great privilege to be taken out to
dinner at a real restaurant with your parents.
When any parent could discipline any kid, or feed him or use
him to carry groceries and nobody, not even the kid, thought
a thing of it.
When being sent to the headmaster's office was nothing
compared to the fate that awaited a misbehaving student at
We were in fear for our lives but it wasn't because of drugs,
muggings, abduction etc.
Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! -
And some of us are still afraid of them!!
Didn't that feel good?
Just to go back and say, Yeah, I remember that!
Remember when....
Decisions were made by going "Eeny- meeny- miney-mo."
"Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest.
Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was
And the worst thing in your day was having to sit next
to one.
It was unbelievable that British Bulldog wasn't an Olympic
Having a weapon in school, meant being caught with a
Nobody was prettier than Mum.
Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better.
Taking drugs meant orange-flavoured chewable aspirin.
Ice cream was considered a basic food group
Getting a foot of snow was a dream come true
Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the
fiercest protectors
If you can remember most or all of these, then you have
Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their
"grown up" life
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Old 10-28-2001, 07:58 AM   #2  
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I needed that break. HA I am still afraid of my mom. And yes I would love to make a decision eeny miny mo again. Funny I have been thinking back a lot of little things.

sorry guys I am trying to get here more. I just don't seem to have the time or energy. Of course after all I did Friday and Sat. I know why. Here is the list.

1. worked
2. 3 loads of laundry
3. Grocery shopping
4. wiped up bathroom

1. Clean B's room
2. Cleaned my room
3. 4 more loads of laundry
4. Folded and put away
5. dusted house
6. vacumed
7. made dinner
8. did dishes
9. scrubbed kitchen floor
10. took out tons of trash
11.cleaned out table of papers

I think that sums it all up. Only need to clean off desk.

Well now I know why I was dead tired. B's room alone was 2 hours.
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Old 10-28-2001, 09:23 AM   #3  
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GRR! Just lost my post - will try again.

So, I had another loss despite my "bad week". I posted my thoughts about this on the Thanksgiving goal thread, won't bore you here also.

Rabbit: Good to hear the surgery went well. Congrats on the loss although it was less than you wanted and deserved! If you keep doing well and having smaller losses than you would like, you may want to check with your leader to see if you are having less points than you need! Wouldn't that be nice!
Tech: Congrats on the loss. Good luck with the fridge problem. Yes, I actually use this program weight commander to graph my loss (it even makes adjustments for TOM. Odd thing, I should have been high due to TOM PLUS had a gain, but went down 1. HMMM.
LE: Hope things calm down for you soon!
Pyria: We missed you! Welcome back.
BFB: Good for you! Exercise induced achiness is a great feeling! How do you like it?

Sorry to those I missed, I can't remember everything and have no time to read back through now.
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HmGood Morning all!!!!
It got kinda cold last night soo I went out and bought my cats some fleece blankets!!They survived-of course they are inside the house with central heat and fleece blankets!! Hmmmmm..who is trained in this household????

BFB--Too funny!!!I love to escape and become a child!!Now with a 5 y/o it doesnt look like I am a complete fool sometimes!!!!

Elise-Dont U just hate it when the post disappears????Congrats on the loss!!!!

Pryia-your post made me tired just reading!!!!
Speaking of tired, I napped half the day yesterday!!!It felt good to sleep and rest the weekend away!!!!!
Ok--big question???????33 days and no Aunt Flo and 2 positive pregnancy test-----DO I RELAX AND SAY HORRAY JUST YET????????
or do I use that 3rd test?????If it is really true--I will have a new baby on July 4th!!!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!Refman and I sort of celebrated all weekend!!!!!!
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First of all -

RR - CONGRAT ULATIONS!! !!! I don't know for sure, but I don't think you get false positives very often on those tests!!!

BFB - loved the "remember when" - thanks for sharing!

Pryia - hope you get rested today!

Bailey - I have wondered some about my pt. allotment. I blew yesterday (see daily log), but may try to hit the mid range and see what that does.

have a super sunday!

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Old 10-28-2001, 11:55 AM   #6  
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Exclamation mmmmmmm....

I see the curse of the missing post has struck for the second week in a row......... me last week, Bailey this week.........
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Old 10-28-2001, 01:09 PM   #7  
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RR-BABY!!!! Save the test!!!!

Okay there is no way I can see you are late and 2 tests positive. YOU ARE PREGNANT!!!! I took my test one day late and it turned positive instantly. SO YES GIRL YOU ARE HAVING A BABY!!!! And what a great due date!!! July 4th!!!!! I am so happy for you. There are so many great baby sites out there. One you can make a calender for every month and it tells you what is going on. Let me know and I will find it for you.

Soon I may have some news to share too. No baby news but good news none the less!!!

RR CONGRATS!!!!!!!! I am so happy. Oh I will have to baby shop some more. I know so many babies coming this year!!!

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RR: YEAH!!!! Congrats! (Weston was due July 4 - came on the 2nd).

Just got back in town from a show. I think I've maintained this week even though I feel bloated beyond belief!

Must go tally the sales sheets and try and get the boys to bed early. - jul
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Old 10-29-2001, 05:13 AM   #9  
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Default That's what happens when you skim posts....

everyone starts talking baby and you have no idea what is going on, so you go back to the last weekly thread, in case it was there and then you realise it is actually on this weekly thread

RR - oh baby baby baby - congrats - does that mean we are all cyber aunties?????????
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Just wanted to say.....CONGRATULATIONS VICKI!!!!

Will try to post more & catch up later today.

Have a great day all!

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Congratulations Vicky
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RR - CONGRATULATIONS!! that is such great news and I'm sure that the tests are not a mistake - have you gone to the doctor yet to confirm?? I'm so happy for you, I think I know how much it means to you and I only hope that one day I'll get to share the same news. I don't think there's a doubt this time whether or not it's true - especially with your being so tired. KEEP US POSTED!

As for me, I was sick last week but I'm feeling better today, just a cold although lots of people seem sick around here. I'm getting a flu shot later in the week so hopefully that will help for the rest of the horrible winter. I was pretty good with the food and I'll check and post my weight tomorrow. I did cheat on a little bit of cake I shared with my husband yesterday but it was so yummy I think it was worth it.

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Not much new to report. Still can't seem to make myself journal or exercise. I've been sleeping a lot (and let's pray I'm not like Vicki ). We went to my Grandma's 84th birthday party yesterday. It was fun. Other than that not much going on around here.

RR - Congratulations!!! (now I know why there were 11 new posts by Mon PM.)

Baily - Congrats on the loss.

BFB - liked the look back, although after K and the neighbor had a conversation from kitchen to kitchen over the drive, I'm not sure our new neighborhood is too far away from the past.

Pyria - your weekend makes me tired.

Well, gotta go.

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Helllo all!!!
Thanks for the CONGRATS!!!I feel wonderful except for the more tiredness!!!I went to the healthclub and did my 5 miles on the treadmill--I am gonna lay off on weights and such until I read up more on that stuff!!! I think I am following a stricter diet now!!!Just had my ounce of pretzels after the gym!!!

Tech-Hmmmmm...U must let us know!!!!!*L*

Elise-The doctor doesnt want to see U until 10 weeks!!It is too strange that U would be almost out of your first trimester????

Well, must go fix supper!!
Have a great evening all!!!!
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It is so nice to see all of the cheerful posts! That is what babies do!

RR - I'm just so excited for you! What a happy time. I was surprised about the doctor thing. Don't they want people to start on prenatal vitamins and all that?

Pryia - I hope you do have good news to share soon. Hmmm .

Jul - hope the show went well.

Elisa - hope you are feeling better.

I overdid on the weekend - too much running around that I wasn't prepared for. Back on track. Hope I didn't blow the week's weigh in. Progress is S-L-O-W! But I am confident that I will get there.


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