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Hi Everyone!  Well, we're back for another LIVE CHAT in the WL&D Community!  Think we should make these a regular part of our Tuesday evening and perhaps start planning a second one for the weekend.  So ... times that would work on the weekend would be most appreciated.

Don't forget to refresh your screen to view the most current activity.  Don't see many people online yet, but we'll hope it picks up!

So .. any particular successes or struggles today?  Anything you'd like to see to support your better???  Love to talk to you!
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Hi.

I'm struggling to stay awake today. I had trouble driving the bus today. Not sure what's wrong. So, I won't be on here long...

By the way, if I'm too tired to want to eat wrong - BABY, YOU KNOW I'M TIRED!!!
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You little sweetie .. Hi .. and sorry you're so tired!  I started out that way over the weekend and got sick, so hopefully that is not where you're heading.

LOLLLLL .. now THAT is TIRED!!!  I need to go to the grocery store so it's slim pickins tonight .. have some sweet potato oven fries .. 150 calories .. :)
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Wasn't that GUM supposed to help with that?  lolll ;p
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Good idea!  Maybe I can stay and chat longer - PLUS have a fab jawline!!!
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Was thinking about the gum for the afternoon bus ride!  Think you should take care of you and get some extra sleep tonight.  While I LOVE your company, want you to get enough rest to try and avoid getting sick .. ((Hugs)) ..
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My little one had a sore throat, headache, and fever of 102.5 over the weekend.  The sore throat and fever are still hit and miss...ahh!!!!

I have an idea...  

Comin' right up....

Hold on...
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Maybe everyone else is doing their crunches!

Either that, or they have to do  10 more for every 10 minutes they are late...?  What do you think...?  I think I might be waking up.  Where's the ice cream?
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Hope your little one gets better soon ..

Can hardly wait for your idea ..

Oh .. the suspense .. :))
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Woww .. I'm sure that is what it is .. they're all doing their crunches and filling in their weight trackers!  By golly .. why didn't I think of that???

Don't think they'll buy 10 for each 10 minutes late .. but .. a little detention never hurt anybody .. lolll

I think you're either waking up or sleep deprived .. which??? he heee he heeee

How did Ice Cream get in there???????  Twehner ????
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Skailark hijacked my keyboard.  He's on here, I know it!
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Sorry, General.  It won't happen again.
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Hee hee .. you are sooooo funny.  Is he on here??? Haven't seen him yet.  He's been working late and not getting on till 7:15 - 7:30 ...
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BTW .. you're doing a GREAT JOB there DRILL SERGEANT!!!  Definitely Up for a PROMOTION!!!
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Well, SOMEBODY typed those bad words on MY computer...!
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***blush***Thanks  Actually, not doing much.  Just trying to encourage people to do what they already know they CAN do!  
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Gremlins .. I vote for Gremlins.  

However .. I was wondering .. how Skailark got his name since I know him to be a Night Owl???  Cause 7:15 here is 1:15 am there!
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Hmmm.  Let's shine a big light in his eyes...AND ASK HIM!
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You have a great commitment to others and it shows.  The trouble is .. sometimes a person thinks they can not and it takes the encouragement and assistance to Believe it!

BTW --- There is another post .. I think the one about knowing your teammates .. that I am really interested in your opinion.  JoyRenee and Got_To_Do_It offered some suggestions on how to tie in our teammates .. and would like to know what you think about those ideas or any ideas you may have.
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uh ohhhh .. now I have an idea ..  see what you did???

Are you ready???
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I've been meaning to check out that post.  It seems like it got long and I haven't read it.  JoyRenee and Got_To_Do_It are both so invaluable to the forum, so I'm sure their suggestions will have value.  

I've been wondering what happened to lucindamartinez.  She was very active and then fell off the planet...
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Can't wait to "hear" this.......................!
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How about the next time we have a Live Chat .. we post the Teammate names .. and we can play a game to go out and tell the next person on the list .. and then come back???

We could play "tag" until everyone is notified.  Then .. perhaps they'll get used to it being on Tuesday evenings???
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So .. am I getting my strength back .. tired or delirious????
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Sure.  That sounds fun.  

In fact, You made me think of a game they play on the MH SOcial COmmunity.  It's called "Tag You're It"  And in it, people give 5 random facts about themselves and then tag 5 people to plan.  From what I can tell, the game has been going on for a long time (I could look at the date of the original post, just don't feel like doing it right now).  We could play something like that, but only tag 1 or 2 people...?
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LIke an emergency chain at work?  We can have a Tag A Long Chain for your WebChat's !!!!
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I'm talking about the getting to know teammates game, not the chat thingie...  tired, remember?
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Hi, ChitChat!  Just like an emergency chain.  I'm just too tired to make any sense.  Thanks!
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Lucinda is sick .. she's been in touch and trying to get her strength back.  She also works for herself with a fulltime business so getting sick really zaps her because she has to work no matter what.  She said she should be back in a day or two.  

There are so many lovely friends who are so good at helping each other!!!  And yes, JoyRenee and Got_To_Do_It are both inspirational!
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Hi ChitChat .. so glad you could join us for a bit.  Kind of a slow night tonight but Twehner is sure everyone is doing their crunches .. so it is ok .. lolll
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Glad Lucinda is getting better.

I'm also glad ChitChat came to play.  I promised my dau the computer at 7.  She has homework to do.  I must bid you all adieu.  

I DID do my crunches today and I did a 45 minute step workout.  I will see you around...
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Chit Chat and Twehner .. perhaps since you know this "tag" game well .. maybe you could start it for next week's Live Chat???   Think we'll keep having them on Tuesday evenings and then would like the community to pick a time on the weekend that will best suit everyone .  We're trying to have a time where those overseas can participate as well .. and be able to catch more of the West Coast members as well!
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Nite twehner .. nice chatting and tell daughter good luck on her homework!
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Thanks, I will.  zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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KEWL, just remind us ahead of time and maybe we can see who knows who and do a reminder chain!

I'm on my way over to thyroid to get some of my hypo friends to come on over ....

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Sure .. I'll remind you and Twehner and perhaps this week we can talk about the best way to do that.  There are more than 55 participants in the challenge and would certainly like to get some good Q&A sessions going on here and share some weight loss tips and strategies .. as well as getting to know each other better.
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Sure - count me in on helping with some strategies ---

I just posted over on thyroid ... let's see if anybody stops by :)

C~
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So what is the next stressbuster holiday that is bad for weight loss?

C~
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Valentine's Day OR the Super Bowl .. don't know which one comes first!  

Perhaps we should have a Valentine Party???  Maybe even exchange Valentines!!!  Oh myyy .. ideas are flooding in .. we could get a Valentine from each community???   Do the words "Scavenger Hunt" sound F U N ?????
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YEAH ... I loved that last one .. this one could be tons of fun, too!
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Sounds like a plan .. we can start planning!!!

Valentine exchange .. community to community.
Anyone interested in Valentine badges .. pictures .. etc
SF and FF treats???

Let's brainstorm together .. this could be so much fun!!
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Hello to everyone.
I forgot about the live chat.  I was sitting here trying to figure out why I'm having such neck pain and a swollen neck.  Low and behold, i'm invited to the live chat.

Thanks  Ranaesheart
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Starting to feel a little better, between flu and funerals, life's a b- - ch.. Oh well, I think the flu was the reason why I lost a few pounds. But I'm not complaining.                      A valentines party sounds great. We can have make believe chocolate heart candy???LOL.
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Hey friend ... sorry on the pain :(
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LOLL .. so glad you stopped by!!!  So .. have you figured out why your neck is hurting?
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Hi everyone!
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Hey Bet .........................I saw your posts on the food allergies community.   Maybe we can make it nut free and invite some allergy friends who want to lose weight!
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Hey .. Hi ..... how are you Ska ?
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Hi bet .. you're on the planning committee then .. lolll  Think we can actually figure out how to have real chocolate and stay within limits.

blksapphire .. so thrilled to have you here!!!  How is it going???
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What I would like to know is what is a day supply of good foods to eat from breakfast to late nite snack.

Keep in mind that I am hypoglycemic
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Skailark .. glad to see you joined us.  Twehner was on earlier talking about the exercise challenge that is going on with the crunches ..

Hey .. is everybody doing that one this week???
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Nut Free? Well I guess that leaves me out.LOL. Some times you feel like a nut, some times you don't.  Just joking...Sounds great! I'll pretend that I'm eating choc. covered strawberries without the allergic reaction.......Bring it on.
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Um good chit chat! you ok?
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If I could get this thyroid issue straighten out and lose some  well lotta weight, I will be ok.  Right now its getting to me.
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blksapphire and bet .. am interested in what we can do as a community to better support all members of the team or what, in particular, we can do to help you.  As we move forward in trying to get more tools and information available, it helps to prioritize if there is something more we can give you quicker.
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I would like a valentines day badge........sounds sweet.
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I have been doing my crunches
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You are always so thoughtful. Thanks for being you.
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I have been reading posts and trying really hard to commit myself ......but I'm not gaining and I think before I open my mouth to eat food.  I get a Heart for Trying :)
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Wait .. I just reread that part about comitting myself .. I mean to the challenge/program not the other place as in crazy!!!!!
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blksapphire - Thank you for that remarkable request.  I will obtain that for you and make a post and Health Page about it .. and send you a note as well.  That is a wonderful suggestion and, so you know, we are working to develop more information in this area as well.  

You keep coming to the chats and I'll get the information you request .. deal???
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Please remind me.  I memory is shot to u know where in a hand basket
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and you have yourself a deal.  I responded before I was finished.
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Yeah YOU for the crunches blksapphire .. and bet .. you are always the one that is so helpful!  

And ChitChat .. you've just been drafted .. lolll

Well gang .. how about same time next week .. and let's bring some friends with us.  Blksapphire .. I'll have that information for you by then .. ok???
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About the chocolate, we can all have some without making little piggy's out of ourselves. Hershey's already has theirs in little squares that we can break off and enjoy. I just have to show some will power and not break off more than one or two. It's funny because I'm not much of a candy person, but for some reason, I feel like I need some chocolate right now. Hmmmm, and there is no such thing in sight.  No junk food here.
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a list of good snacks to bring with you anywhere you go.
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thanks and I appreciate it.


Same bat time, same bat channel
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Good nite everyone.

Have a great night and a bless week.

Keep up those crunches

Terri
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hey everyone!! I am here now and nervous about a weigh in tomorrow for my team
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Nestle Crunches anybody?  We can do the crunch and count One Nestle, Two Nestle .. no ... you don't think so?  OK .. night now...

C~
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It's so nice to have a guy around. I could never get my 26 yr. old son to do what you do.  You're a great support to our group. Thanks
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Nahhh no nerves necessary here :)
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Definitely a list of snacks.   Sorry .. my computer was locking up!  yikes!
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I agree ...................it gives us a different perspective sometimes which is certainly appreciated.  Makes you think about something in a different way sometime and what was once an obstacle becomes attainable!

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That was cute.....nice way to do crunches...Good night ChitChat
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Hey you .. sooo very glad to see you here!!!!  Have a minute or two to chat???
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Hey Bet!!!

Hey it's good to see you! And everyone! I am glad you guys are doing an amazing job  in the boards! Awesome!
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Joy2000 - Please do not be nervous for tomorrow!!!  Tomorrow is just the beginning of your journey and you and your team will do GREAT!!!  Really do think you should bring your group here for some additional support!  What are you doing with them and how are you all staying engaged???
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Hello!  So sorry I am late!
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I'll adopt you as my online son LOL. Oh- if you ever run into Colin Firth in London, send him my way for valentines day LOL. Sorry, just a big fan of the actor.
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Hi Trudie ..

Was nice to see you join food allergies today!
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Bet, he is delish!
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We could ALL be his Valentine .. a GROUP HUG ?
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Hi Chit Chat!  Yes, am anxious to see how the allergy forum goes.  I have some I know about and others I don't and my hubby is having issues but I can't get him to stay on a darn elimination diet to figure it out!!
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Ranae is rebooting her PC ...... she'll be back in a few .. until then we can chat some ...
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My daughter did the elim. diet and CHOCOLATE was her problem .. found out 6 weeks into the diet!!!!!   Joint Pain, ARthritis, and migraines as well as word retrieval issues!

Can you believe it!
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Nice to see you........better late than never....Welcome
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I'll put a topic out there.  How do you deal with boredom impacting your diet?  With both my husband and I employed one or the other of us leads the other into temptation when we are bored which happens often.  I sure hope we find jobs soon!
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Okey! just any body cannot be my valentine here! lol.....
What about the sweetest contestent here wins the chance? he he....
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Wow, that's amazing that it can cause so many issues!  Well, you know what she won't be going for when she gets PMS!
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So sorry about your daughter........wow, I hope she's doing better.
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Hmm, Skailark or Colin Firth - tough decision :)

Thanks for the welcome Bet!
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That is a really good topic.    It is really hard to not open the fridge when you are out of your routine  ..... hmmmm let me think some on this.
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Trudie .. her diet was at age 8 .. today she is almost 16!  Isn't that amazing they figured it out like that .. rice, water, lamb for 5 days and then ev 3 days a new item.
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I think my husband has a problem with simple carbs or wheat.  I get him going with just vegetables and lean meat for a few days and as soon as he starts feeling good he goes and eats potato chips or something else bad!
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I am trying so hard not to respond to your little contest, but what the heck. What would you like for valentines day? Just don''t ask for a BMW, cause that's what I want. LOL yeah, like that will happen. Maybe when pigs fly.LOL Sorry but I need a little humor right now. Just had a rather bad week, so I need to be silly. Now for me, the sweetest contestent would be Colin Firth, covered in chocolate.  Sorry, could not resist.
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I am just kidding.....not a celeb! So anyone is welcome to be my valentine! :)
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Bet, did you see him in Mama Mia?  That was so different than his usual role.  So funny!
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That is a fantastic topic and I look forward to seeing it posted in the forum .. ???

Skailark .. you are too funny ... and you're on!!!   Perhaps Twehner and I can do a crunch contest ... although I think I should get spotted points for my handicap .. like in bowling!

Welcome Trudie .. so nice to see you.

Unfortunately guys .. it's taken me 10-15 minutes to get this far and my screen won't even let me keep typing.  Not sure the problem this time . but am going to have to very reluctantly say goodnight.  Please keep chatting as long as you like .. and I'll check the thread tomorrow.

We'll plan this again for next Tuesday evening .. so mark your calendar!  

Have a wonderful evening, restful sleep and an on target healthy day tomorrow!!!
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I'm so glad you went there first. LOL. I was going to ask you about who was delish, so now I don't feel so naughty. ha ha. But yes, Colin just has that something that we all want. Is it Lord Henry Dashwood, or Mark Darcy.???? I use to like Hugh Grant better, but Colin has him beat by a mile.
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Ahhh youth
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Bet, you and I have both been to the same place.  I was for Hugh and now it is Colin.  He is very manly and you know he could take care of you but still has that little boy charm.  I'll stop now - I'm happily married but we do allow each other to lust after a few famous figures...

I'm heading off to bed everyone.  Nice chatting!  Good night!
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No, did not see mama mia, but I will now. Just love him, don't you? He is to die for.
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I will do a google search on images .... and report back next week on my findings.

Good Night All ...

It's been fun .... Good Night Ranae!

C~
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Let's make Skailark everyone's Valentine, since he is such a fine young man and doesn't mind hanging out with a bunch of chicks.                                                        

To Skailark,  though your not a celeb.........you're still our number one guy here.
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Can you please remind us on our next live chat and also the time. Would not want to miss it.  I'm glad your back with us, sorry you had problems with you p.c.
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oh i forgot live chat again! Darn it lol!! Well hope yall had a nice chat and yall have a good nite!! It was just soo cold today 32 for the high and all our pipes froze well they are still froze no water its grrrrr!! want the warm weather bk!! So my head has been lost all day i just can think straight when its soooo cold!!
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Don't worry Joy (gokuangel) ! I forgot about it, too. Darn it! I really love Live Chats!
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