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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 12th Jun 17, 6:17 AM
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    O/S Daily Monday 12 June 2017
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    • 12th Jun 17, 6:17 AM
    O/S Daily Monday 12 June 2017 12th Jun 17 at 6:17 AM
    O/S Daily Monday 12 June 2017



    This is an “over the garden fence” type thread where we chat about everything Old Style and maybe a little bit more. It’s a great, inspiring and motivating thread we start each day to discuss what Old Style things we’re going to do today or what we’ve achieved already. Everyone’s welcome, please do come in, put your feet up (although check the fence hasn’t just been painted first!) and join us for an Old Style natter. The more the merrier!

    As this is the Old Style Board, it would be appreciated if posts could include some Old Style content. Please be aware that many people may have small screens, or SLOW internet connections, so please don’t post large pictures, or clip art – links are preferred. When you make a post, if you feel like giving it a title, that will help others that don’t have the time to read everything skim through the thread quickly but if not it's not a problem. Please do not start a new daily thread before you go to bed at night because this often leaves things confusing with two daily threads live at the same time. The idea is that a member would start each new daily thread after they get up in the morning.


    Morning everyone

    Hugs to those that want/need one x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

    Now light, cloudy and overcast but dry and warm.

    DH up and gone to work stupid early, DS2 now getting ready for work, DS2 still in his pit, will wake him shortly.

    Lunch yesterday was a pork loin joint, roasties, mash, carrots, broc, HG broad beans, cauli in a cheese sauce, yorkshires and gravy. Dinner tonight is pasta in a creamy mushroom sauce with gammon. I cooked the gammon yesterday whilst also cooking the lunch, it does need slicing though.

    We got a couple of jobs done over the weekend that needed doing, and we had intended on getting them done for several weekends, so they are crossed of the "to do" list. I have a load in the WM at the moment, if that finishes before I leave for work I'll put it on the line.

    Back to work today, don't know how busy we'll be, but hopefully steady so it keeps me focused. Mondays' are now my longest day.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
    Last edited by nmlc; 12-06-2017 at 6:28 AM.
    WEIGHTLOSS SINCE JUNE 2009 - 5 ST 2LB
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    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 12th Jun 17, 10:18 AM
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    Judi if the effects of the soap wear off my darling Grandma always swore by putting a whole nutmeg in your sock leg as a cure for arthritis
    • elona
    • By elona 12th Jun 17, 11:54 AM
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    elona
    Having a lazy day after a hectic weekend with all the family over.
    Will brave hanging out the washing as it looks dull and gloomy so hoping it does not rain.

    Hester

    Take care of yourself and have plenty of hot drinks for your throat.

    I gave dds some home made meals in lidded containers to take back home and still have lasagne for myself in the fridge for later.

    TA

    Enjoy yourself at the caravan.

    nelski

    I really don't think the meals will be binned. It is so thoughtful and I am sure they will be appreciated even if nothing is said.

    Hugs to all.
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    • elona
    • By elona 12th Jun 17, 1:04 PM
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    Just had an unexpected delivery (and me in dressing gown)

    A case of Italian wine for when family come over and a free selection of delicacies and also half a dozen white porcelain dinner plates and side plates. Unpacking it now and dishes are in the dishwasher and managed to hang out the washing. I now have enough white plates for more than six of us at a time. Very pleased as I like to use the white plates for special occasions.

    Youngest had a job interview this morning but have not heard anything from her yet so fingers crossed.

    Hugs to all
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    • caronc
    • By caronc 12th Jun 17, 1:04 PM
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    Good afternoon everyone, thanks to nmlc for starting the thread and hugs to anyone that needs one.
    Another grey and miserable day here, however as I'm still not up for doing anything too much another "duvet-type" day won't go amiss though if it brightens up later I'll try and get some more salad stuff sown. I'm just making broccoli soup for lunch to use various bits up which I'll have with a poached duck egg in it.
    Hope everyone has a good day x
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    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 12th Jun 17, 2:22 PM
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    Hello everyone
    The weather today is not too bad, we have sunny spells and it's quite warm.
    As the WM is acting up again and needs DH to do more work on it ( it's a bit like "Triggers Broom" from Only Fools and Horses and is nearly 12 years old ) we decided "enough is enough". So have been out this morning, bit the bullet and bought a new one. But what a mine field of specs, ecobubble ?, add wash ? 7,8,9 kg load ? super eco wash ? etc and all I wanted was one that just washed and spun clothes
    This afternoon shall be spent cutting up the rest of the lamb from yesterday and making a casserole and some rissoles with it.
    Elona hope youngest DD gets the job, my fingers are crossed.
    Hester get better soon
    Judi never heard of the soap for arthritis, thanks I must remember that, well you're never to old to learn I suppose !
    Hugs to all and enjoy the rest of the day.
    • Judi
    • By Judi 12th Jun 17, 3:01 PM
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    I am watering a neighbours garden while she is away and when I was doing this yesterday evening, the nozzle on the hose pipe came flying off and I’m suddenly soaked from head to toe. I would have been dryer if I had of gone for a swim in the sea fully clothed. Just to top it off the two teenage boys next door saw the whole thing happen and couldn’t contain their fits of laughter, so I decided the best thing was just to laugh with them.
    Holly good job youve got a good sense of humour.

    Off to take mother to physio as she has bursitis in her hip bit of a waste of time as she will not do the exercises and she just argues with the physio so for this reason i will sit in the car outside and i hope the physio asks her how she is getting on with the exercises for her back and that she is suitably embarrassed.
    TM2 Mom was much the same. In the home where she was they had weekly exercise sessions. Most of the oldies were chair ridden so it was mainly upper half workouts like throwing and catching ball/lifting it over their heads etc but do you think my Mom would join in?! I tried to explain to her how important it was to keep her upper body strength even though her lower half didnt work but would she have it? To her it was childish and below her.

    I washed my bedding which is a think white cotton and I cannot for the life of me get the creases out!! I was ironing it for an hour!!! I've resigned myself to a semi creased bed for the time being and I'll give it to the professionals next time.
    speky I love crisp white bed linen. I know what you mean about the ironing though i bought a seersucker duvet cover... Its not meant to be ironed. I miss that duvet cover. Hubby put his foot through it on one of his 'walkabouts' in his sleep. Debenhams still sell that duvet cover but its gone up in price.
    Hubby looked horrified when he saw the price when i asked if we could replace it.

    Looking forward to my Book Club evening which is being hosted by one of the other girls and I believe she is cooking us Tapas which I love. It will of course be accompanied by copious amounts of Prosecco
    Nelski when its got to be done, its got to be done! Love prosecco i do. Its almost worth having the hangover afterwards.

    Hester I hope your feeling better tomorrow.

    Judi never heard of the soap for arthritis, thanks I must remember that, well you're never to old to learn
    Nannywindow I was on Amazon looking at soap when i came across leg soap. I did a google search as i was intrigued. Theres only one problem, it tends to fall out of the end of the bed but thats why i put 2 in. Just in case. If i'm honest, i'm ready for single beds but hubby is having none of it.

    Oh well, jobs done. Tea cooked.
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    • karcher
    • By karcher 12th Jun 17, 3:28 PM
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    Karcher thats no sleep at all hope you can manage a nap or an early night...are you over thinking things?
    Originally posted by Nelski
    Yep overthinking, worrying, stressed and rather down all responsible for my insomnia

    I think it's great you are cooking meals for your mum and I am sure she won't bin them.

    Hope you have a great Book Club and enjoy the Tapas (yum)

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    Well somehow I survived the day though it was a long and hard one. Home now with a cup of tea and a Bounty Bar...I need it

    Wish I could have a nap but I've never been very good at sleeping in the day...and clearly not at night either
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 12th Jun 17, 4:27 PM
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    nelski

    I really don't think the meals will be binned. It is so thoughtful and I am sure they will be appreciated even if nothing is said.

    Hugs to all.
    Originally posted by elona
    no you're right elona I don't really think she will either that was a mean morning thought It is based on worry about her weight loss though i jus wonder if when she is on her own if she is eating.

    Yep overthinking, worrying, stressed and rather down all responsible for my insomnia

    I think it's great you are cooking meals for your mum and I am sure she won't bin them.

    Hope you have a great Book Club and enjoy the Tapas (yum)

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    Well somehow I survived the day though it was a long and hard one. Home now with a cup of tea and a Bounty Bar...I need it

    Wish I could have a nap but I've never been very good at sleeping in the day...and clearly not at night either
    Originally posted by karcher
    aw hun tough time for you now I know. All you can do is survive really so eating and getting as much sleep as you can on the menu Have you heard of mindfulness? It can help get rid of those thoughts that are keeping you awake

    Other option would be the doctor I guess you might just need some help for a few days that could start a new sleep habit

    Enjoy your bounty I love them
    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 12th Jun 17, 6:24 PM
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    i still feel like ive got a hangover from having two halves of lager and blackcurrant on Saturday
    Originally posted by Judi
    Lager? And blackcurrant? Together? In the one drink? Surely not.... I've heard of cider and blackcurrent but lager?
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 12th Jun 17, 7:04 PM
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    sounds revolting doesn't it Speky

    Nelski after I sadly lost my OH almost 14 years ago I too lost interest in food and cooking and lived on jacket spuds and toast !!! this is a person who loves to cook as well.

    My youngest DD insisted that I go to their house on Sunday for dinner and no excuses as the result I haven't cooked a Sunday dinner is almost 14 years and often come home on Sunday evening with leftovers for Monday nights dinner

    I did get back to cooking again, but it was not even so much the cooking, it was the thought of buying for just myself that used to get me upset,but after a good talking to myself I decided that I would make the effort, after all my OH would have been horrified to see me not in the kitchen .

    So I made a point of setting the table and making something different every night,no matter what.

    There were times I felt like binning it ,or just not bothering but slowly I regained my appetite and enthusiasm for cooking once more. I think when you have been cooking for someone for almost two thirds of your life it does take a bit of getting used to just buying for one.

    But I now do my menu's every Sunday morning and know that I have to eat properly to keep healthy. As one ages often you lose your appetite anyway .It is still very early days yet and if she is eating some sort of protien even if only cheese on toast or beans she is getting something. In a few weeks why not ask her to cook you something perhaps that she cooked that you liked when you were small. My dd used to get me to make small individual shepherd's pies for her children which she would freeze.The kids loved nany pies as I would decorate the top of the mash with their initials and DD said You hide the veg so well Mum they are eating it without realising her boys were a lot younger then 2,4.7, & 10 and a baby in arms. DD had my youngest dgs the year after we lost her Dad and I was useful in so many ways for her as she had four other children .so being kept busy all the time helped no end .Now the lads are all taller than me and I still look after them after school and during the holidays ,and they still like it when I make their 'nanny pies'

    Hope things improve for you and your Mum ,baby steps remember
    JackieO xxx
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    • Judi
    • By Judi 12th Jun 17, 7:50 PM
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    Lager? And blackcurrant? Together? In the one drink? Surely not.... I've heard of cider and blackcurrent but lager?
    Originally posted by SpekySquarehead
    Well surely its no different to lager and lime? Surely youve heard of that? Not keen on lager and lime though. I prefer the blackcurrant.

    Yes its a real drink and yes its nice as long as theres enough blackcurrant in.... not as nice as prosecco or vodka though.
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    • Floss
    • By Floss 12th Jun 17, 8:19 PM
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    Lager? And blackcurrant? Together? In the one drink? Surely not.... I've heard of cider and blackcurrent but lager?
    Originally posted by SpekySquarehead
    Well surely its no different to lager and lime? Surely youve heard of that? Not keen on lager and lime though. I prefer the blackcurrant.

    Yes its a real drink and yes its nice as long as theres enough blackcurrant in.... not as nice as prosecco or vodka though.
    Originally posted by Judi
    Certainly lager & black is a real drink - as are lager & cider (snakebite) and cider, Pernod & blackcurrant (red witch)
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