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    • parsniphead
    • By parsniphead 5th Jun 16, 4:45 PM
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    The end of procrastination and disorganisation.......
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    • 5th Jun 16, 4:45 PM
    The end of procrastination and disorganisation....... 5th Jun 16 at 4:45 PM
    .............and the above are the reasons for virtually all of my problems in the past and present, be it debt, weight, careers and the state of the house.

    I have plans, big plans which I don't have time to pop on here right now, but I intend to use this diary to sort me out once and for all.

    It's going to be fun.....a real step into the unknown.

    I can't wait.
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    • parsniphead
    • By parsniphead 24th Jan 18, 8:09 AM
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    Thank you all for your comments. They are very appreciated.

    A strange weekend here because of a huge meltdown from me and the mother of all rows with my husband. Sometimes things give and this was a weekend for that. Things are a bit better now but its made me realise I need to get life sorted.

    Anyway today is my day off and I have shopping first thing then the day to do what I want. I may be totally selfish and spend it on myself doing exactly what I want. It won't be sitting reading in the park though as the rain is horrendous.

    I've been looking at finances in the past few days because I had lost track of where I was or what I owed. I feel a bit better knowing where I stand, if not annoyed with it all.

    Anyway time to take DS to school in the rain.

    Have a good day all
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    The purpose of life is to create a life of purpose. Richard Gregg
    • abba1772
    • By abba1772 24th Jan 18, 8:42 AM
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    I think some time to yourself to do what you want is a great idea parsnip xx
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    • parsniphead
    • By parsniphead 24th Jan 18, 6:43 PM
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    Thanks abba.

    I ended up doing some cleaning. I k ow this sounds like I can't give myself time BUT while cleaning being the setter and moving loads of carp dropped down there by D'S I found loads of bits of change.........then.............a £20 note.

    It's now in my purse. ....Mawahaha.

    Sometimes cleaning is not so bad.
    Don't let yourself be controlled by three things: people, money or past experiences.

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    The purpose of life is to create a life of purpose. Richard Gregg
    • Chrystal
    • By Chrystal 25th Jan 18, 2:42 AM
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    Thanks abba.

    I ended up doing some cleaning. I k ow this sounds like I can't give myself time BUT while cleaning being the setter and moving loads of carp dropped down there by D'S I found loads of bits of change.........then.............a £20 note.

    It's now in my purse. ....Mawahaha.

    Sometimes cleaning is not so bad.
    Originally posted by parsniphead
    I had a giggle at that PH

    I reckon a Good Fairy was watching all the hassle you've had and decided to give you a nice reward.. just make sure you spend it on something that YOU want. ((hugs)) XX
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    • doingitanyway
    • By doingitanyway 25th Jan 18, 7:25 AM
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    Thanks abba.
    I ended up doing some cleaning. I k ow this sounds like I can't give myself time BUT while cleaning being the setter and moving loads of carp dropped down there by D'S I found loads of bits of change.........then.............a £20 note.
    )
    Originally posted by parsniphead
    So cleaning is rewarding after all. Who knew?

    I agree with Chrystal. A treat for you is the name of the game
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    • in need of direction
    • By in need of direction 25th Jan 18, 9:24 AM
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    Only thing I'm likely to find is a half eaten dog chew. Maybe that's why I'm not incentivised to clean!
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    • doingitanyway
    • By doingitanyway 4th Feb 18, 9:55 AM
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    Hope you are doing okay parsniphead
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    • redofromstart
    • By redofromstart 4th Feb 18, 9:58 AM
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    Hope all is ok and you are just choosing to take a break. Was thinking about both you and DIA yesterday
    • parsniphead
    • By parsniphead 7th Feb 18, 7:23 PM
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    Thank you all for hour comments. Things have been a bit busy and I will come back but I'm thinking a new diary as I'm still procrastinating and disorganised, so the title of this one is a lie.

    Back soon. Xxx
    Don't let yourself be controlled by three things: people, money or past experiences.

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    The purpose of life is to create a life of purpose. Richard Gregg
    • Cherryfudge
    • By Cherryfudge 7th Feb 18, 7:54 PM
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    Well it would spoil the saga if the denouement came on page 50, wouldn't it?

    "So that was the end of procrastination and disorganisation, folks, the remaining 150 pages will be blank".
    • parsniphead
    • By parsniphead 8th Feb 18, 7:16 PM
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    Well it would spoil the saga if the denouement came on page 50, wouldn't it?

    "So that was the end of procrastination and disorganisation, folks, the remaining 150 pages will be blank".
    Originally posted by Cherryfudge
    Oh flip, now the thought of 150 blank pages bother me. I guess all those years of school where the teacher checked every page of the writing book had been used before handing over a new one must have rubbed of on me.

    I think I will ALWAYS be disorganised and a procrastinator. In guess its just part of my personality. I'm not sure it can be changed.

    Another part of my personality which affects part of my life is I spend most of my time with my head in a fantasyland, dream like place. I could day dream and win a gold medal for it I'm sure. its another thing which affects my life so much. I don't know why I do this but I could really do with trying to change this.

    Things are tootaling along slowly but I'm in the middle of a full blown mid life crisis, hence being missing for a few weeks. I will tell all later, it should give you a right laugh.

    Anyway time for food. Have a good night all.
    Last edited by parsniphead; 08-02-2018 at 7:23 PM.
    Don't let yourself be controlled by three things: people, money or past experiences.

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    The purpose of life is to create a life of purpose. Richard Gregg
    • in need of direction
    • By in need of direction 8th Feb 18, 9:21 PM
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    you'd have competition from me for that medal
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    • boxofpaws
    • By boxofpaws 11th Feb 18, 2:33 PM
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    I am pleased you did this. Matching undies are the ultimate in self care.
    Originally posted by doingitanyway

    True

    Debt is so damaging. It causes so much hurt and pain. It takes away opportunity and adventure. It takes away a decent life.
    Originally posted by parsniphead

    Also true

    Well it would spoil the saga if the denouement came on page 50, wouldn't it?

    "So that was the end of procrastination and disorganisation, folks, the remaining 150 pages will be blank".
    Originally posted by Cherryfudge




    I absolutely LOVE this diary. So much wisdom and good humour, from you and your readers. Whenever I read it, I feel like I have walked into your kitchen where you are all sitting, drinking tea and discussing life.
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    • doingitanyway
    • By doingitanyway 11th Feb 18, 4:56 PM
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    True
    I absolutely LOVE this diary. So much wisdom and good humour, from you and your readers. Whenever I read it, I feel like I have walked into your kitchen where you are all sitting, drinking tea and discussing life.
    Originally posted by boxofpaws
    What a lovely post. You are right Boxofpaws. Loose Women has nothing on the talk going on over here
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    • doingitanyway
    • By doingitanyway 11th Feb 18, 5:02 PM
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    Are you okay Parsniphead?
    I live in my head too. It's interesting in there most of the time. A coffee somewhere nice and an hour with a nice notebook and i am in heaven. I am a real dreamer (or planner or visionary if I want to re-language it) We are both okay
    Sending a hug (())
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    • parsniphead
    • By parsniphead 11th Feb 18, 5:19 PM
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    you'd have competition from me for that medal
    Originally posted by in need of direction
    Yes. I do get the feeling we have a lot of dreamers on DFW diaries. I like fellow dreamers.
    Don't let yourself be controlled by three things: people, money or past experiences.

    2018 My year of creation, living life and learning.

    The purpose of life is to create a life of purpose. Richard Gregg
    • Cherryfudge
    • By Cherryfudge 11th Feb 18, 5:20 PM
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    Oh flip, now the thought of 150 blank pages bother me. I guess all those years of school where the teacher checked every page of the writing book had been used before handing over a new one must have rubbed of on me.
    Originally posted by parsniphead
    I think we had the same teacher. Don't worry about the 150 blank pages, they are a call to creative people to fill them up somehow. What the teacher didn't recognise is that some blank space is helpful to see the creative work properly. What else are full stops for?

    I wouldn't get too hung up on whether you procrastinate and don't organise... in my opinion procrastination is about a natural reluctance to leave the comfortable to face the uncomfortable, it's not who you are. When life gets tough we naturally tend to go to safe places, whether those are in our heads or in inactivity/displacement activities. I am particularly good at displacement activites. Narrowly missed the Olympic Team for it, in fact, but that's okay: I put off my practice so often my heart clearly wasn't in it.

    As for living in our heads, that's because we are creative.

    Hugs and support for this hard time in your life xx
    • parsniphead
    • By parsniphead 11th Feb 18, 5:22 PM
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    True




    Also true







    I absolutely LOVE this diary. So much wisdom and good humour, from you and your readers. Whenever I read it, I feel like I have walked into your kitchen where you are all sitting, drinking tea and discussing life.
    Originally posted by boxofpaws
    I'm lucky to have so many lovely visitors who are so full of knowledge.

    Oh my goodness, the thought of anyone seeing my kitchen. Half artexed and half plaster and 60's white kitchen units which are falling apart. You're welcome to a cup of tea but you're not going in the kitchen.
    Don't let yourself be controlled by three things: people, money or past experiences.

    2018 My year of creation, living life and learning.

    The purpose of life is to create a life of purpose. Richard Gregg
    • parsniphead
    • By parsniphead 11th Feb 18, 5:29 PM
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    What a lovely post. You are right Boxofpaws. Loose Women has nothing on the talk going on over here
    Originally posted by doingitanyway
    Oh my goodness, I hope we're a bit classier than the loose women.

    Are you okay Parsniphead?
    I live in my head too. It's interesting in there most of the time. A coffee somewhere nice and an hour with a nice notebook and i am in heaven. I am a real dreamer (or planner or visionary if I want to re-language it) We are both okay
    Sending a hug (())
    Originally posted by doingitanyway
    I'm OK. I've just spent a lot of time lurching between being a dolly daydream and grieving for my 18 year old self. Silly old c0w.....me, not you.

    I love being a dreamer too but it does impact on real life when you don't get things done. Perhaps doing something crazy is what's needed. Mmmm, how about pillar box red hair. I always fancied it.

    Nice notebooks though, nothing better. Well......
    Don't let yourself be controlled by three things: people, money or past experiences.

    2018 My year of creation, living life and learning.

    The purpose of life is to create a life of purpose. Richard Gregg
    • doingitanyway
    • By doingitanyway 11th Feb 18, 5:38 PM
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    Oh my goodness, I hope we're a bit classier than the loose women.
    I'm OK. I've just spent a lot of time lurching between being a dolly daydream and grieving for my 18 year old self. Silly old c0w.....me, not you.

    I love being a dreamer too but it does impact on real life when you don't get things done. Perhaps doing something crazy is what's needed. Mmmm, how about pillar box red hair. I always fancied it.

    Nice notebooks though, nothing better. Well......
    Originally posted by parsniphead
    Don't mess with your hair until you feel better!!!!

    Do the loose women lack class I didn't know. But isn't Gloria Honeybunch one of them? She is classy. No? I must confess i don't watch them but they talk about life and drink tea? no?

    I know what you mean about not getting things done...I never seem to get to the end of my dishes...

    My 18 year old self was a complete idiot. I am glad we are no longer equated That said I preferred her boobs

    Keep posting parsniphead. I miss your funny wisdom
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