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#320374 - Wed Aug 30 2006 02:07 PM Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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Time for a new thread, as the old one was getting too long.
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#320375 - Wed Aug 30 2006 07:16 PM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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You've all heard of cocktails on the rocks, here are situations on the rocks. All my little projects are now on ice, ie frozen in inactivity and until the people involved make the next move I'm powerless to act and push the situations along.

1) Pursued woman one said she'll get back to me when she finishes her current task and visit (having been told I'm interested and she replied something garbled about having to be patient. I sure am...).

2) Finally virtually told woman two (the probable better overall catch of the two) I am interested, not in person as my mother was there the whole evening so I dropped huge hints in an email later on) and haven't had a reply. As the 'official' reason for sending the email was to send her the pictures I'd just taken she probably assumed a reply wasn't expected, but I hope to goodness the message was received and understood as I really don't want to go through that all over again to let her know what I'd like should she feel the same way.

3) I have heard from the TV producer who said one day my programme may make TV, but after waiting now for a second episode before both are released on 3G phones, which will take some time as well, could be years before that comes back and then they never tell you if they are.

I know it's better to have projects alive than dead, but uncertainty is almost as bad as failure as not only do I not know but reckon my chances are not that high on these, at least not for a long time and I still have to carry on as if I have none happening as technically I don't. You can't apparently cheat the system, the jackpot pays out when the time is right, not when you have played the machine for two hours...
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#320376 - Thu Aug 31 2006 11:42 AM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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My huge high - my daughter just had a clear PAP smear, the last one showed malignancy which was treated.

Not very high at all - my job finishes tomorrow. I have an appointment on 12th with someone from our special needs section of employment services. I don't know whether to give up the idea of working or try to find something.
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#320377 - Thu Aug 31 2006 11:48 AM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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That is great, about your high Sue. And I am sure either a job will come along when you leasr expect it. If not, something will turn up, something always does!:)
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#320378 - Thu Aug 31 2006 06:15 PM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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Well, I've just discovered (without even being given a letter) my broadband speed has been doubled without (apparently) increasing the bill. The websites don't seem to load any faster but I'm sure the up/downloads will.
And after 10 years wait our interactive TV service starts later in the month though it'll take about 6 more months to be fully operative. The best feature (and one we used to have) was the games, but I'll be interested to see what all the little buttons can do that have been gathering dust since the new remote arrived many years ago.
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#320379 - Fri Sep 01 2006 01:44 PM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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In the last thread I posted something about a multi-period historical re-enactment, in which I'd participated. Well last week-end I was involved in another much bigger one, and it wasn't confined to British history this time. Also the time span was far greater, starting with ancient Egypt, and going on to Star Wars! Believe it or not there were participants wearing white Empire troop armour, which must have cost a fortune!
Apart from the Egyptians and Empire troops, there were re-enactors doing ancient Greece, Saxons, Vikings, Normans, Japanese Samurai, WWI, WWII, Spanish Civil War, English Civil War, American Civil War, Vietnam war - complete with helicopters, Napoleonic wars, and many others.
The event was called 'Military Odyssey' and took place over three days. It wasn't just fighting, though there was plenty of that, but each group had its own military encampment with craftsmen, camp followers, and traders of all kinds, all in period costume. The finale was a combined march past, followed by another multi-period battle, though the 'modern' soldiers weren't allowed to use tanks and machine guns!
The low for me was just as my group, the English Civil War, was marching on to do our battle scene, the heavens opened and it just poured with rain. Everything got soaked - except our gunpowder of course, which we had to protect at all costs!
There are many photos of this event, including all the major groups, at http://actiontake1.org - just click on 'Military Odyssey' then select and browse whichever group(s) of photos you fancy. There are several pages for each major re-enactment group. I'm somewhere in the smoke of the ECW battles, but don't ask me where!


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#320380 - Fri Sep 01 2006 09:09 PM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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I have had a shocker of a week. As some of you know, I am a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Intensive Care. I have just lost 4 of my patients in 2 days, two of them, relatively peacefully; two had awful deaths.

This is a part of my job, I accept that, but, holy cow, it gets wearing...
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#320381 - Sat Sep 02 2006 02:10 AM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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It's your job Vogon, but every one of us appreciate all the hard work that you...and the others in the medical profession...do! Got to get easier
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#320382 - Sat Sep 02 2006 06:02 AM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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Thanks, Jane. Mostly, we do feel appreciated. (There are those that make our lives more difficult, but that's humanity for you...)

I can cope with almost all scenarios thrown at me, and usually I am as cool as a cucumber. This week, however had me questioning my career choice on more than one occasion (no mean feat, as it has been a 27 year-long career, so far!)

It's OK...

Tomorrow, as they say, is another day...
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#320383 - Sat Sep 02 2006 07:30 AM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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Constantly seeing people die, no matter how professional you are, must be emotionally draining, especially when they die badly or in pain. It must take a calm and brave head and heart to do your type of job, and it's as well there are people like you prepared to do it!

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#320384 - Fri Sep 15 2006 02:18 PM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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Highlight of today is returning to college I only go once a week but today was great. There are various tutors who teach my course, but one of the other tutors (not mine) is doing the same course what I am on, so we're going to help each other with it
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#320385 - Fri Sep 15 2006 07:27 PM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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I'm not sure if anyone's thought of this one already, but the low of this week is not having any highs and lows, but just a week which without being awful was totally unremarkable. When the highlight of the week is taking yet another photo of a bus (they are the commonest things you can see round here besides cars, except when you're at a bus stop) there is clearly a major shift required in your life.
But it was a good bus picture...
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#320386 - Sat Sep 16 2006 07:37 AM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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I went to the Toronto International Film Festival this week. We saw 'Bonneville' with Kathy Bates, Jessica Lange, Joan Allen and Tom Skerritt (all of who were there).
It is a wonderful film.
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#320387 - Wed Sep 20 2006 01:51 AM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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Highlight of today - just about to go and see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (have to say that very carefully ) at my local big theatre with Mum. Me and Mum enjoy going to the theatre, and "escaping from reality" for a few hours
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#320388 - Wed Sep 20 2006 06:27 AM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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My highlight of the week has definatly been moving on from the end of a year and a half relationship with my childhood sweetheart. I feel really proud to be standing on my own two feet!

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#320389 - Wed Sep 20 2006 06:38 AM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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Quote:

Me and Mum enjoy going to the theatre, and "escaping from reality" for a few hours


How we all wish we could do that!

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#320390 - Fri Sep 22 2006 11:12 AM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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My point for today (I guess we'll call it a "low") is the exact confirmation/total realization that time is speeding along just a little too fast for my tastes. Some may remember that my friend died a while back after a bout with cancer - well, it was a year ago today that he passed on! Jeesh ~ where DID that year go? Which gets me to thinking about where we have all gotten in that year since Michael left - actually, I guess, his family is doing pretty well, all ducks in a row. Things stopped going anywhere for a while but now are back rolling. One daughter just moved into a new place (and, thank God, managed a year without another unexpected pregnancy to go with her lack of a husband - there for a while no more than two boyfriends a year would have kept everyone happy ), one other daughter is planning to go to "Disneyland College" [or whatever it's called] and spend next summer after university is done to go be Snow White or Pluto or whatever . The other daughter, well, she hasn't been arrested in the past twelve months. Trust me, there's a collective 'calm' about that *sigh*. So life goes on, yes? And it's nice to be audience to that.
I guess my only request would be: "could it maybe move along at a little slower rate?" I'm finding it increasingly difficult to keep up .
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#320391 - Fri Sep 22 2006 12:32 PM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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Mum has always said as you grow older, the years go quicker. The past few years I've noticed this. But this time last year, my sister had just put her house on the marker, so she and her family could be closer to me and my parents. 12 months later, she's living right next door. Dad thought it was so wonderful, to have her next door. Personally I find it hard to believe that in a few weeks, it will be four whole months since Dad died. I am taking each day as it comes and so far, me and Mum (and the rest of our family) are managing.
Highlight of my week, - tomorrow it my twin nieces birthdays
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#320392 - Tue Sep 26 2006 10:04 AM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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It seems like a little one, but I've just introduced my second online friend to Funtrivia, and hope she'll be a regular like the first one. I'll let her introduce herself and both were from my other blogosphere. Meanwhile my friend's computer is finally up and running (complete with viruses but it seems under control) and if he arrives this week he'll be the first person I know directly I'll have found to join. If he ever bothers that is... We will see.
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#320393 - Fri Oct 06 2006 12:00 PM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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A very definite low. My daughter has just phoned me to tell me that her best friend has just had her baby, two weeks late, and it only lived for a very short time after it was born. This poor woman has had health problems over the years, with eating disorders, alcohol abuse etc, but had overcome them and was so looking forward to this baby. It is so hard to advise her on how to support her friend, it doesn't help that they now live far apart so she cannot just give her a hug and weep with her.
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#320394 - Fri Oct 06 2006 12:03 PM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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Oh, that is so very tragic. And you are right - being close enough to just sit and be there for someone is something that you just can't duplicate over the phone.

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#320395 - Fri Oct 06 2006 12:12 PM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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That is a real shame After longing for a baby for so long then to lose it.
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#320396 - Fri Oct 06 2006 12:35 PM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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That's so sad, Sue. I hope your daughter can find a comfortable way to show her support to her friend. Sometimes just being there to listen (phone or physically) is a bigger help than you might think (and I am speaking from personal experience). I wish her friend the strength to cope with her terrible loss.
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#320397 - Fri Oct 06 2006 01:48 PM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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This is what I told her, to not to keep silent, to let her friend talk. Apparently her parents had a child before she was born who lived just a day or two so they know exactly how she will be feeling. Unfortunately it will bring it back to them, to have lost a child then a grandchild. It is so tragic.
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#320398 - Sat Oct 07 2006 06:42 AM Re: Good Night & Good Morning/Hi & Low of Day/Week
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I can't imagine how awful this must be.
The fact that her parents had a similar experience, and then went on to have her is a good sign that she too will be able to go on and have a healthy baby.

A friend of mine's daughter had a still born boy, almost exactly a year ago. The baby stopped moving two days before her due date. To make matters even worse, she followed this tradgedy with a miscarriage a few months later.
I know with my friend, all I did was listen, asking the appropriate question evry now and then.
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