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Thursday, 1 November 2012

Ten Things Thursday

Thank you Laura. I love the randomness Thursday's in blogland.

1) We don't really do Halloween over here; not for grown ups who aren't off drinking anyways. But since I am feeling left out of the costume photos, here is one of me in 2010 at a friend's 30th.

 Do you know who I am?

2)  I made that costume. From scratch. Myself! Yes I am fabulous. Thanks very much.

3) All my left over Halloween sweets went in the bin. I ate 3 yesterday, 3 today and that could have continued for a while. Don't get me wrong, I HATE throwing food out but I was giving it away and this way I don't have to eat it.

4) It's half term this week. One week of no school. I have had TONS to get caught up on. I have finally started organising my Pampered Chef paperwork and got around to clearing out my spare room which was full of all my stuff from my old school. Most of it is in the loft but at least I have a useable guest room again rather than a room fit for the Hoarders organisers to deal with.

5) I went for lunch with some of the girls I did teacher training with today. One has a new baby and the other has just got married. They are both such lovely people. Everyone needs more friends like them in their lives. I cannot remember how we got onto the subject of how much I have changed since we all first met but it prompted a big discussion. I ended up telling them the story of seeing the ex at the funeral and comparing the photos as that was the year they met me.

January 2005
October 2012
They think I look younger now ... 8 years later ... can you say NSV?!!!!

6) They were really interested in hearing about my blog and surgery and just how everything has changed so much in the last year. I let them read my bandiversary post. They both nearly cried. I promised them I would tell them the web address when I was at goal.

7) I also told them that even if they typed my name, primary teacher, lap band blog and Hertfordshire into google, it wouldn't find me. They would need to be a part of the lap band community because blogs don't just come up. I just tested it. It does. I'm result 2 onwards. Oops.

8) A2 is working too hard. I am off work. This does not make for a balance of texting. I am not happy. I may even be happy to go back to work next week so it doesn't feel like he hasn't texted me in  weeks when it has only been an hour or maybe 2.

9)  People who have noreply@blogger emails when I want to respond to their comment, suck! Go into settings and tick the share my email box. It allows people to email you back when you comment and say nice things to you. And while I am on the subject get rid of those really annoying prove you aren't a robot word/number insanities! They are HARD! Robots are clever. Probably more clever than me because I could barely cope with one word and now there are 2!!!

10)  Dive club tonight. I haven't been in forever. I hope they remember who I am.


RockBand Barbie said...

You know what ticks me off??? When I write a big ol' long reply back before I realize that it says "no'reply blogger"...which I have done many times.

My week of for mid term (fall break) went by way too fast. Enjoy yours!

o.c. bandster said...

Hello there "rainbow bright." I totally remember that show...was it a doll too? Your costume is cute.

Glad you have a break coming up....enjoy the time off!

Sarah G said...

You definitely look younger now, Rainbow Bright!

speck said...

As soon as I saw that one picture of you, I remembered seeing a picture you posted last week.

Girl you've got the curves! You look great.


Momee3021 said...

Dearest Sarah,

You Look Fabulous!!!

Those robot words and my old eyes don't mesh. LOL You're stronger than I am getting rid of your sweets.

FitBy40 said...

I agree with the word verification, it stinks!
So happy you were able to get together and share good times with old friends. We all need some of that once in a while.

jennxaz said...

I love the rainbow brite costume and you are such a cutie! Isn't it great sharing your story(journey) it is almost like reliving a happy memory. You are such a beauty as your pictures show and I love your blog and your journey!

Marthe said...

I wasn't even aware of the 'noreply@blogger'.... Oops!

Banded In Texas said...

Love the Rainbow Brite costume!!
I enjoy reading your blog and I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. Check out this link: http://bandedintx.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-liebster-award.html

My questions for you are:
1) Your dream travel destination?
2) Favorite movie?
3) Favorite book or magazine?
4) Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
5) You just won $10 million dollars. How would you spend it?
6) If you could meet/interview anyone living or dead, who would you meet and why?
7) What is the weirdest/craziest thing you have ever eaten?
8) Any phobias?
9) What is your best trait?
10) What is your least-favorite trait?
11) Why do you blog?