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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 12th Jan 18, 4:53 AM
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    O/S Daily Friday 12th January 2018
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    • 12th Jan 18, 4:53 AM
    O/S Daily Friday 12th January 2018 12th Jan 18 at 4:53 AM
    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.
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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 12th Jan 18, 5:04 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 5:04 AM
    Morning everyone

    The one morning that I have to get up early is the one night I got to bed at 11.30 and sleep all the way through until the alarm went off at 4.30am. This is because my niece stayed here yesterday evening as she is going on a ski holiday with some friends who live near me today and she couldn’t expect them to travel all the way to her home to collect her before setting off for the airport. It was nice to have her here. I had better go and make her a cup of tea, wake her up and give her some breakfast. No one warned me about the early start! .

    The forecast is for another damp, dull and grey day around here today. It just never seemed to get properly light yesterday. On the positive side, there is much less chance of that I will trip over and hurt myself again and the heating doesn’t need to be on too high

    I think I have turned the corner with this cold, I felt much better yesterday and even managed to cook myself a simple meal from scratch and bake some soda bread. I did feel quite tried by the evening but nothing like I have done.

    Dumpling the 16th is very close, I would hope that the team treating Becky would meet with you before discharge to discuss what help and support both Becky and you will get. You don’t need her being discharged without anything in place.

    I hope the appointment with the surgeon went well Nelski and that the waiting list isn’t too long.

    I hope that your dad behaved yesterday evening nannywindow.

    JackieO my thoughts are with you Frank, Margaret and the rest of the family. I hope that Frank has a peaceful passing.

    Karcher - thinking of you, hope you are ok.

    I am not sure what I fancy for dinner tonight so will go and have a rummage around in the freezer in a minute. There is plenty in there, in fact far too much really. I need to make sure that I east from the freezers and run them down so that I can clean them.

    Take care everyone.

    Have a good day everyone whatever you are doing.
    Last edited by Hollyharvey; 12-01-2018 at 5:10 AM.
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 12th Jan 18, 5:26 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 5:26 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 5:26 AM
    Morning, after a short run of better nights, I woke at 3 and after half an hour, gave up trying to sleep.

    OH and DS will be out today and it is my day off so I'm going to do the Friday Tidy with added scrubbage. The bathroom needs a bit of a blitz. They will come back to a clean house and promptly grubby it up all over again.

    Hope everyone has a good day and JackieO, I'm keeping your family in my thoughts.
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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 12th Jan 18, 6:33 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 6:33 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 6:33 AM
    Morning everyone

    Hollyharvey - thanks for starting us off x

    Hugs to those that want/need one x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

    DH up and gone to work stupid early, DS1 now getting ready for work and DS2 still in his pit, will wake him shortly.

    Dinner last night was fish, chips/jacket potato, beans/veg, ice cream for those that wanted some. Dinner tonight will be HM chicken, bacon and mushroom pie, mash, peas and gravy.

    Yesterday was a bit of a hectic one, as I just went from one thing to another but I got everywhere I was going on time - so wasn't too bad.

    Visited the hospital, and she wasn't great completely confused, didn't recognise me until I was putting my coat on to leave, was talking complete gibberish - so quite a difficult visit. I'm going back today so we'll see how things are and to give dad some support.

    So on to today -

    I'll be heading to the SM first thing, then home to unpack and sort the huge pile of clean dry washing on the dining room table, I'm intending to get the ironing done and shove the hoover round, before going back to the hospital this afternoon. If I get chance I'll also peel a pan of potatoes so I've got a bit of a headstart for when I get back. I have a few other bits to do so will try and fit them in also.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 12th Jan 18, 6:37 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 6:37 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 6:37 AM
    Morning folks and thanks HOLLY. It feels much milder here too. Most welcome as the heating has had to be on far too much this winter.

    I could have stayed in bed this morning if we didn't have the 3 DGDs staying but I have to be up to get them up! After another coffee though! Middle DGD has two panto performances today and needs to be picked back up from school at 11.00 and taken to the chaperone for the run over. A packed lunch to make for the journey.

    Eventually I might get on with the Friday Tidy (including the kitchen which STILL hasn't been done!!) I'm still not up to par so it won't be a thorough clean round.

    Iwent to Aldi yesterday and I have never seen it so quiet, especially for a Thursday. There was loads of stuff reduced to half price (F & V, meat and bread) sadly not a lot of which I needed! I did grab a few packs of chicken fillets though which will come in handy.

    Have a good day folks and ((HUGS)) as always for the poorlies, carers, sad or worried. Thinking of poor Frank and Margaret and KARCHER too. Also NMLC's mum. Take care all xx
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    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 12th Jan 18, 6:56 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 6:56 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 6:56 AM
    Morning All

    Much better night for me, slept for 8 1/2 hours, feel much better this morning. Went to DDs for tea last night, very nice sweet potato and peanut curry, a good chat and catch up. She was made redundant on Christmas Eve but has a 4 day a week job for now, better than nothing.

    Sorry so many of you are poorly/down/injured, hope things improve soon.

    Happy Friday, take care. XX
    • redruby
    • By redruby 12th Jan 18, 7:09 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 7:09 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 7:09 AM
    Morning all


    I have woken with a really stiff neck and cant turn my head to the right very far at all, work is going to be fun hopefully it will work its self out during the day.


    Take away and wine night tonight I must say I do love Friday nights, tomorrow I have to paint the skirting in the kitchen and then nip out to Aldi for some shopping.


    Hugs to Frank and Margaret I hope his passing is quick xx


    Have good days all xx
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 12th Jan 18, 7:31 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 7:31 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 7:31 AM
    Good morning all,

    Hollyharvey I'm glad you're starting to feel better.
    Nannywindow, sorry to hear of the death of your friend's mum. Hugs to you.
    nmlc sorry that your mum wasn't too good yesterday. I hope she's less confused today.
    Also thinking of Frank and sending strength to Margaret.

    A quiet day today methinks. The HT woke at 6:30 with what seems to be the tail end of a migraine so he's medicated, fed and tucked up on the sofa. He's on a computer ban until he feels better but will probably have the day off school. I have a nurse appointment to have my leg dressed (it's done once a week at the doctors to check it, I do it myself the rest of the time) and then I'm hoping for a quiet day in, possible with some added hobnob baking and some knitting and/or crochet. The HT needs a haircut so if he's off school and feels better by this afternoon we can go and have that done. I need to liberate something from the freezer for my evening meal so I'm off for a read of the inventory to see what I fancy....

    Take care all of you
    • ScarletRibbons
    • By ScarletRibbons 12th Jan 18, 8:08 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 8:08 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 8:08 AM
    Morning , it's damp here and seems quite mild.

    Sorry to see that your Mum seems to have regressed a bit Nmlc, how upsetting for you and the family.
    Jackie O, I hope Frank passes peacefully.

    A friend of mine died yesterday - she was going to be admitted to a hospice, but never got there, poor soul.

    There is so much sadness and ill health at the moment

    Just ordinary stuff on the agenda for me - bit of shopping, and I'll visit an elderly friend who is not well, she has a book to return to the library and there's another one to pick up that she's ordered, so I'll do that.

    I've got more of a voice today, but a cough as well, but I'm ok, just a bit noisy.

    Have as good a day as you can, friends, and healing thouhts to the many that are sick or worried.
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 12th Jan 18, 8:21 AM
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    Morning all

    Thanks for the tread Holly and hugs to those in need.

    CHS has been dropped at work, I need to clean a boat today if I can, I fell yesterday whilst carrying a bucket of coal so I have a very tender coccyx. If I need to I can leave thee boat until next week when I may be a bit more mobile.

    Have a good day everyone.
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    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 12th Jan 18, 8:42 AM
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    Morning all,

    Quick one for me as I've to prepare for an early meeting.

    Date night with my gran last night. Roast beef with all the veg. I swear she makes the best. We had a good chin wag and we went through old pictures of the town we live in, Airdrie, and I loved hearing the stories of when she was younger. I was home for 9ish and soon went to bed.

    No plans this evening but a busy day tomorrow so may well opt for an early night. Tuna casserole for dinner, a new recipe so wish me luck.

    Jackie - Your post yesterday was lovely.
    HH - I'm glad you're feeling a bit more like yourself today. That'll be you on the road to recovery
    Camelot - That sounds lovely. I might steal that idea one night.
    Scarlett - Oh that's terrible news. I hope it was peaceful. Thinking of you today.
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    • tiredmum2
    • By tiredmum2 12th Jan 18, 8:54 AM
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    Morning all
    Seems ok weather wise at the moment Dolly has been walked and is sleeping on the sofa
    NMIC Sorry to hear mum wasn't so good yesterday but hopefully she will be better today
    Jackie hugs to all your family especially margaret
    Specky I love to hear about your date nights with your nan would you like to share her ?
    Not much going on today need to pop to DD1s flat as the toilet keeps filling and the builders are coming to look at it between 2-5
    Hugs to all those who are feeling under the weather or who need some extra strength
    Have a great day whatever you are up to x
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 12th Jan 18, 9:11 AM
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    Nmlc,
    Could I borrow the recipe for the chicken, bacon & mushroom pie? My DH has put in a request!

    Thanks & have a good day

    MrsSD
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 12th Jan 18, 9:36 AM
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    Morning lovelies

    NMLC sorry it was a bad visit
    Hollyglad you had a good sleep despite the early start
    Karcher hope your Ok love come back and chat we miss you
    nanny how did the evening go with dad?

    Appointment went very well yesterday apart from being there for 4 hours with all the different people I needed to see. £5 for parking thats just wrong Anyway I saw the surgeon who was lovely had an x ray than back to the surgeon and he put me on his list and sent me straight for the pre op. According to the nurse the list is a max 12 weeks but by opting to be available last minute she said that would bring it forward loads so the clock is ticking. The downside is Im not allowed to travel abroad for 6 weeks before or after the op so the holiday I was planning with my friends is a no no.

    Need to make sure I have plenty of home made 'ready meals' in for the rehab so I stopped at Costco on the way back and picked up a large pack of mince, pack of beef, a tub of anchovies and some bacon. Ill crack on this weekend the slow cooker will be demanding overtime

    Also feel I need to blitz the house so that I dont need to worry about that and keep on top of any washing. As for mum Im afraid she is going to have to manage for the 6 weeks I am not fit to drive ....I will happily do her online order (I can see the bottom lip coming out as I say that) and of course she is welcome to get a taxi and come over (hell will freeze over first) and then of course there is her her other child to help her out.....yeah right Will be interesting but Im afraid I have to think about me for this one as I really need to get rid of the pain.

    Right I have bored you enough so time to crack on.
    Enjoy your day all
    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 12th Jan 18, 10:29 AM
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    Is anyone else having problems posting? Every time I try to like a post on this page it keeps telling me that I don't have permission to access this page. Then kicks me out of the thread.
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 12th Jan 18, 11:29 AM
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    Morning ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one.

    Another day in the life of....... OH is back with the dizzies again, so flat on his back in bed. I did manage to get the bed changed whilst he had a wash. To be honest I am more than a bit fed up.

    Nurse has been this morning to take a blood test to check for salt levels.

    Bed linen in the wash, thank heavens for the dryer!!

    No idea whats for supper. OH is not eating again.......he did not eat his supper last night and just one weetbix this morning.
    Hey Ho.
    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 12th Jan 18, 11:39 AM
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    Morning everyone

    Mrs Salad Dodger - the recipe for the Chicken, Bacon and Mushroom pie is as follows -

    Boneless and Skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces, saute them in a large pan (I use my wok), add bacon lardons saute until nearly cooked, then add chopped mushrooms and I cheat and use a jar of white wine cooking sauce or a can of condensed chicken soup (add some milk or water to thin it down but not too much) - just cook this for a few minutes so the sauce is bubbling then transfer to a pie dish and I use a sheet of ready made puff pastry for the pie top and bake in the oven until the pastry is risen and golden - normally at 30 minutes at 200c. Absolutely lovely it is - I make a large one that should really feed 5-6 people but the menfolk here generally have a second helping so it doesn't last long.

    I just experimented with different ingredients until I found what worked for us - that's why there's no set amounts.

    Hope this helps.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 12th Jan 18, 11:53 AM
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    Is anyone else having problems posting? Every time I try to like a post on this page it keeps telling me that I don't have permission to access this page. Then kicks me out of the thread.
    Originally posted by Hollyharvey
    no problem here hun ...sorry
    • elona
    • By elona 12th Jan 18, 11:54 AM
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    JackieO

    I hope Frank has as peaceful a close to his life as possible and that the family can be together as much as possible to help each other through.

    One of dd's best friends has just lost his mother who was younger than me so all my dds are encouraging me to eat healthier, get more exercise and use my pedometer to keep an eye on what I do etc.

    csarina

    I hope DH gets help so he stops feeling so dizzy as not only is it unpleasant for him but worrying for you.

    Youngest DD and bf are driving over this morning as it is her birthday today and they are spending the weekend. Not sure if any other dds are staying overnight but got the beds freshly made up in case. Might have to make up the extra trundle bed as it is under the day bed to save space till it is needed.

    We are all having a restaurant meal tonight and not sure how many are here tomorrow night for a lasagne and Sunday for roast beef etc.
    Mantra for the new year is to not fuss and try to take things in my stride and enjoy things as they come.

    Hugs to all.
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    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 12th Jan 18, 12:17 PM
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    Morning all
    I have been to town this morning to the bank and Wil*os for some toiletries pour moi. I had expected some for Xmas but no, so I had to buy them. Didn't stay long as the air felt raw and as I'm feeling a little chesty this morning we just did the minimum. I also bought a sympathy card for my friend, I could have made one I suppose, but I don't feel up to getting all the craft stuff out . Must be feeling under the weather as I never miss an opportunity to take craft stuff out, look at it , then put it back .
    Dad did turn up for his food but the conversation was strained, all of us were polite but it was like pulling teeth and I was glad when he went home if I'm honest. He will be back on Sunday but the state of play between "us" and him has changed and I can't see a way back.
    So today I'm doing nothing again except sitting on the sofa watching TV. Still have a lot of programmes to catch up on.
    Tea tonight will be easy as there's some pie left from yesterday and will have that with a jacket spuds and a side salad.
    HollyH typical that the one time you can sleep, you have to get up with the alarm. Do you think it was the result of me sending the Sandman yesterday ? Glad you are feeling a bit better too.
    ScarlettR my sincere condolences on the loss of your friend. Seems to be a lot of deaths around at this time of year.
    NMLC hope your Mum is better next time you visit. Perhaps it was the medication that made her confused.
    Nelski Pity we didn't live closer, I could have taken your Mum on while you are incapacitated, I'm a dab hand at it now . Happy that you may not have to wait too long for your op .
    Hester hope you are are OK this morning after your fall.
    MrsSD you put me to shame yesterday. Can I borrow you to wipe down my kitchen walls, skirting etc. I'm under strict orders not to go up a ladder unsupervised as I'm more than likely to fall off .
    Cranky I hope the HT is ok and your leg is still making improvements.

    Sending healing vibes to the poorlies and a bucket full of hugs to anyone who wants or needs some.
    PS Elona enjoy your meal tonight
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