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    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 1st Jan 17, 2:18 PM
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    Mooloo's Joining up the dots in 2017
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    • 1st Jan 17, 2:18 PM
    Mooloo's Joining up the dots in 2017 1st Jan 17 at 2:18 PM
    Welcome to another year in the life of Mooloo.
    I have been posting for many years now and have shared all the ins and outs of life, love, families and work.
    I started when I was struggling to bring up my children and their new babies under quite difficult circumstances.
    I am happy to say that I am in a much better stage of my life than all those years ago.
    I live with my 9 year old granddaughter with a Guardianship order for the past seven years.
    I have my own business running a sewing shop, and I have a rather tenuous relationship with my chap for 12 years plus.
    We are moving into 2017 with the new challenges of joining up the dots and hopefully moving forward to a single home in a couple of years.

    So while I attempt to get things done I will continue to keep my life on track by being accountable for my actions by committing what is going on here.
    I will see if I can remember how to post a link from one thread to another.
    Last edited by Mooloo; 02-01-2017 at 6:54 PM. Reason: Change title
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
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    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 10th Oct 17, 7:27 AM
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    DGDs throat is worse, swollen but no white spots. I will have to take her to work with me to at least start the day, get the staff sorted, and possibly bring work home again! Not part of the plan.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 10th Oct 17, 3:19 PM
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    So glad to hear mum and biggest are on the mend. What a good thing your brother was able to come for a few days!
    I hope DGD feels better asap x
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 10th Oct 17, 5:51 PM
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    Pillows, sleeping bags, and gadgets kept Dgd upstairs in the workshop and allowed me to work until 4pm
    Had to deliver two jobs on the way home as I wasn’t quite caught up when they came to collect.
    Work is coming in thick and fast. Unfortunately we had to turn one lady away who came in after lunch wanting something for Thursday.
    I couldn’t jump the queue any more as some jobs have been in over a week now. It’s important to get the older jobs done.
    Just doing burger and fries for tea. Not sure Dgd will eat it though.
    School sent a text saying sick bug going round and to keep her off 48 hours after sickness but she hasn’t been sick! She is supposed to be going to model at a fashion show tomorrow night and desperately wants to still go.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 11th Oct 17, 8:12 AM
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    Dgd is not well enough to go to school and so cannot do her modelling. I said when she is better perhaps her and her friends could set up their own little modelling session. So I must remember to arrange it.
    My brother is off to visit his family and get his first glimpse of his latest grandchild. Mum is much better, and has had her hair done, has been out for lunch and seen the doctor for her check up. She is going to stay home on her own today, until tea time anyway.
    I am going to get my “duvet day” well I am starting the day with my cup of tea, the tv on, and my diary waiting for my next “therapy “ of writing out my angst and my frustrations, hopefully to turn my head around and find myself back in a better place.
    I suppose that winter blues have hit.
    So factoring in bright lights, better lighting at work, and try to overcome the black dog.
    It’s just going to be a Batton down the hatches day. Although I have plenty of jobs to tackle later on. However I am not going to rush, I am not going to run around like a lunatic. I am going to go at a gentle pace. As and when I am ready.
    I think that’s the only way I can tackle it.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Oct 17, 3:08 PM
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    Boo to black dog.
    Here too
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 11th Oct 17, 3:37 PM
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    Boo to black dog.
    Here too
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Hope you feel better soon too.

    Dgd has already cracked the screen on her new phone! I despair at her. I have had to break my No Spend plan to order her a phone case.
    Annoying as I am trying so hard to keep things under control but it’s necessary.
    I have cancelled our National Trust membership (BF paid it), but we haven’t been once this year.
    My O2 phone has been paid now, so that saves me £25 a month.
    I cancelled my magazine subscriptions to as I may be selling them in the shop, in the near future.
    I have juggled my money again ready for the rent etc to go out, but I need to then get sorted with the business and get that all back on track and out of the overdraft.
    I changed from E-0n to NPower at work and wish I hadn’t as they sent an direct debit saying that they would take £275 a month out of my account and I was only paying £102 to E0n!
    I am expecting a final bill for them any day now too.
    Focus needed!
    I have prepared the veg for tonight’s meal earlier when I had energy so that I am not tempted to eat rubbish or buy takeaway.
    I am using an old bread mix in the machine but not sure if it will work as it is out of date. Nothing ventured nothing gained I suppose.
    Dgd has been on her PS3, but gone up to her room now.
    I am having a cuppa and then going to take the dry bedding up and put it away.
    I should be doing more around the front room, but needed to do various things on the money side first so sat down! Fatal.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 11th Oct 17, 6:22 PM
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    The bread didn’t work. Trying another one. Dinner was yummy. I cleared the dry washing pile and got the sofa clear! Cushions arranged, blankets folded. Managed to get the washed covers back on the two seater sofa.
    Vacuumed the front room. Had to bring the covers in off the line because it started to rain.
    It’s not perfect down here but it’s much improved.
    Feeling better for it, but have had to have the lights on all day.
    Dgd is eating the last of the Apple crumble and ice cream. Hopefully she will continue to improve and be able to go to school tomorrow. Time will tell.
    I have a sore throat now though! More paracetamol I suppose.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 12th Oct 17, 9:06 AM
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    My evening got worse, stomach cramps and sick within half an hour of BF arriving. Not quite what I wanted after not seeing him for two weeks., and then briefly.
    I am home and not at work now. Not ideal as have about 40 jobs in to do. It is a worrying time for me.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • vandanfc
    • By vandanfc 12th Oct 17, 12:45 PM
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    Hope you start feeling better soon Mooloo. x
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 12th Oct 17, 1:03 PM
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    Dgd is looking after me now!
    Tables have turned bless her. I can cope with the sore throat but the stomach cramps are the worst. Going to try and have a nap again now. She’s playing on her gadgets downstairs.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Oct 17, 1:35 PM
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    Poor you.
    Hope you are on the mend soon.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 13th Oct 17, 8:15 AM
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    Finally feeling better. Slight sore throat but I can deal with that. Dgd is going back to school and I am going back to work.
    There is a lot of work to do.
    BF is back again today and hopefully I will have enough energy to chat to him!! He plans on stopping Saturday he said because his Son and GF are coming up for the weekend, which means no room for us basically. (First though is thank goodness I never moved there!)
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 13th Oct 17, 9:13 AM
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    So glad you're feeling better Mooloo.
    • vandanfc
    • By vandanfc 13th Oct 17, 10:15 AM
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    Glad to hear that you have improved, don't over do it now and set yourself back again. x
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Oct 17, 3:25 PM
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    Glad that you are on the mend & that your day goes well.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • grey_lady
    • By grey_lady 13th Oct 17, 8:33 PM
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    convenient for BF, personally Mooloo I think you deserve better.
    Snootchie Bootchies!
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 14th Oct 17, 12:40 PM
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    convenient for BF, personally Mooloo I think you deserve better.
    Originally posted by grey_lady
    We all deserve better at times, but at the moment we are rubbing alongside each other ok.
    However I am well aware that if I get my place in the Sun I will probably be going on my own, or just with Dgd.

    Back to normal for all of us today. Dgd is here at work on her gadgets. I am playing catch up with the alterations. Just stopped to get a sandwich though.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 16th Oct 17, 7:55 AM
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    Hopefully all should be normal today (what ever that is in Mooloo land).
    My brother was to return to France yesterday but the transmission link or something went wrong on his drive down to Folkestone. He got about an hour down the road, so he is delayed while he gets it fixed.
    Mum is coming on in leaps and bounds and eating everything in sight, so far she has not smoked anything. Long may that continue. She might even start to put weight on.
    Biggest was 31 yesterday. We met with her family and friends for Sunday lunch. DS had DGS3, but the boy was playing him up and wouldn’t sit down and eat. He was rather unruly. DS was embarrassed, and said that she has no routine and it makes it difficult for him.
    I have been summonsed for a Benefits review next week.
    Explaining my unusual savings and various bank accounts is going to be interesting!
    I am going to be able to start on some of the big Makes on order today as I managed to catchup with my work load on Saturday.

    On the big dreams I am definitely on hold as I cannot seem to make any savings at the moment and still in overdraft in my main account.
    Working harder to rein in the spending is the order of the day.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • Eager_Elephant
    • By Eager_Elephant 17th Oct 17, 6:54 AM
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    Glad to read that your mum is feeling better.

    Who is the benefits review with? The local council or the one that pays you the guardianship money?
    Remember that if you don't know the answer to a question, don't try and guess the answer, just say that you will need to double check.

    Did you manage to sort the Housing Benefit issue when your accounts were £3k more than they should have been?
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    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 17th Oct 17, 7:21 AM
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    I’m still waiting for the council to get back to me about my Housing. This review is The Department Of Works and Pensions, so it must be about my Tax Credits. I have never been asked to go in with everything before. I am going to call today and see if they will change the date or I will have to close my shop as it’s half term and staff are on holidays on Tuesday. Staff are back Thursday but not a Sewing member.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
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