Do You Think of Other PA.com Members in Your Daily Travels?

Posted on: Sat, 01/31/2004 - 1:44pm
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In your daily travels (or just sitting on the sofa), do other PA.com members ever cross your mind? You think, oh yeah, so and so? Or am I just Ms. Weirdo (wouldn't surprise me [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] )

To-day, for example, I thought of Syd's Mom when I was grocery shopping because I looked for the Quaker brownie mix she had posted about. I also thought of erik as the kids were buying Smarties and they were digging through a bin of Nestle products, both safe and unsafe, and I could remember, simply from what erik posted, what wasn't "safe".

Or, when that beautiful RV was parked beside my barn house a couple of months ago, yes, I did think of Momma Bear.

With cold and snow, I often think of the California members or Florida ones. I remember rilira asking me how much snow was outside my window when I was in Stayner and there was 6 feet of snow outside the window (as I understand there is there right now again) and she was in sunny California.

Or, if I have a question about school, I usually call three members and consult with them.

Jesse was asking me about the membership here the other day and I said that we had people from all over the world. I reminded him that he had played on Geoff's (helenmc) roller coaster website and told him about the members in England (williamsmummy and Nick).

Not all the time, but once in awhile, do other PA.com members flash through your brain for some reason or another?

Just curious.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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Posted on: Sat, 01/31/2004 - 11:44pm
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I guess, we'll have to be weirdos together Alt to M.
I think of people here ALL the time. (Remember, I also put faces to everybody [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] )
DH brought home a new (safe) candy bar for me one day, and I said "Oh ya, Erik was saying there was a new Nestle bar I could it." "Who's Erik?" lol After I explained he mumbled something about my "nutty friends" [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
Also, sometimes when I'm buying something, I'll think of one of our American friends and think, gee, I wish they could have this too.
And (really strangely) sometimes when we go to Wonderland I think it would be a GREAT place to have a pa party. byof [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 01/31/2004 - 11:59pm
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Hi Cindy and Anna Marie,
That's funny.. so when you see a safe Nestle bar you occasionally think of me. haha [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 02/01/2004 - 12:16am
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Every single time I see a Sesame seed I think of AnnaMarie and how tough it must be to avoid them.
I think of most of you when it is 75 degrees and sunny here in LA in the middle of January.
And I think of you all as a group fighting the system and I remember those days and shudder. I try to send you all strength at that moment.
And I am so happy for those of you that have babies. I would give anything to have a baby in my arms again.
Peggy

Posted on: Sun, 02/01/2004 - 1:36am
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oh, I think of you all quite aften, and my Dh calls all my peanutallergy friends my nutty friends!!
I thought of momma bear yesterday when I went shopping with my daughter, i saw a pair of leather trousers and for some reason I remembered the christmas pics she sent me. those trousers were a real bargin, but I am afraid not me, and I couldnt find any long enough , as have long legs.
I thought of eric and nick in the pub last friday when I saw lots of peanut packets being opened and scattered around, and then wondered what impact that would have on their enjoyment , and how could I make that easier for my son when he is older?. Came to the realisation I couldnt.
seame seeds are bloody everywhere, and nick and annemarie spring to mind. They are so small and slip in to everything. I have seen them on the floor by the bakery counter at my supermarket.
Peg and her son was disscussed at length with my hubby, as uni grants and loans have been in the news here. Wondered at the cost of four kids and the extra effort we will have to take to help william cope in a new grown up world, and the impact his 'new ' allergy will have on his life, apart from the peanut and bean etc. for instance beer is high in histamine.
I read an article on a woman who can not leave home because of her severe chemical allergies, and thought of silly feline and wished I could snail mail her a copy of it.
I often wish that cindy's Jesse and Will could get together and play, apart from the picky eating side of things , they do look similar, I am sure they would enjoy themselves. It would be a nice to leave William play in a friends house that is totally nut free with a parent who didnt need me to explain about allergies , epi-pens etc.
I could ( in my day dream world , which is when I am doing something boring like ironing) dream of popping to cindys when something has gone wrong, like when william had a reaction last week, with a pack of her favorite ciggys and for me a bottle of scotch. We could moan about teachers, periods, and the fact that we are not bonkers , we just want out boys to live to be old and grey like us!
sarah

Posted on: Sun, 02/01/2004 - 2:43am
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I thought of all of you when I went into my local bank and found a candy machine there with peanuts in it. In fact it bugged me so much that I wrote a letter to the head office, and they removed it.
Every time I pack my son's lunch or grocery shop I think of you guys as well.

Posted on: Sun, 02/01/2004 - 3:21am
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See all of the above : that's me!!

Posted on: Sun, 02/01/2004 - 4:08am
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I think of you all quite often, in fact sometimes something will remind me of one of you and I find myself thinking, "Oh, I've got to tell so-and-so about such-and-such.". Then I have to remind myself I can't just pick up the phone and do it.
I also find myself referring to these online conversations as if they were in person. When one of my friends was complaining about the snow last week, I found myself saying, "Yes, it could be worse. My buddy in Winnepeg...". They must think I'm just so continental! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]
Amy

Posted on: Sun, 02/01/2004 - 11:55pm
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Yes, and for kind of simplistic, everyday mundane activities.
I think of Smack when I made Macaroni and Cheese, everytime I open up my kitchen cupboards ever night to warm the water pipes) it's Cindy SC, MB when I'm contemplating rice pudding for the evening dessert and get out her recipe, Renee111064 when I pass the soccer field in Snydersville wondering if her son is playing, Going Nuts when I see New York license plates...

Posted on: Sun, 02/01/2004 - 11:59pm
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Well Alt to M. Apparently we aren't so weird. (this time [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] )
But this thread did remind me of something that happened last summer (and totally on topic for a change [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] ). When we were on vacation we went to a little carnival and bought our son cotton candy. He's five, and it's the first time in his life he's had the fresh made cotton candy. (He has had the pre-packaged stuff that is safe for me, but never the fresh.)
It was so funny watching him eat it. Then he offers me some, and I said no thanks. He asked if it had peanuts, was that why I didn't want it. I almost cried. Because in that instant I thought of all the little kids here with pa, and all the moms who have never sat laughing, while watching them eating cotton candy. I just wanted to hug every one of them, and you.
OK everybody, open your arms - big and wide
{{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}

Posted on: Mon, 02/02/2004 - 2:02am
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Quote:Originally posted by Going Nuts:
[b]I think of you all quite often, in fact sometimes something will remind me of one of you and I find myself thinking, "Oh, I've got to tell so-and-so about such-and-such.". Then I have to remind myself I can't just pick up the phone and do it.
I also find myself referring to these online conversations as if they were in person.
Amy[/b]
I feel the exact same way, Amy! In fact, I sometimes feel that I have known many of you for years as if I could say anything to you and vice versa as if we were long time friends. I guess I feel too comfortable for people that I have never even met! So sometimes I have to hold myself back.

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