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Old Style Diary Archive - APR 06

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  • chewy62chewy62 Forumite
    192 posts
    :j Morning everyone! OH back to work today after a week off, so things can get back to normal!(though actually missing him, how strange!!! :o )
    Glad everyone had good week-ends with relatives, christenings,potty training, shopping trips and cooking extravaganzas!
    Have aload of ironing, but can't be bothered as usual, but have balled up some socks!I am so good! :rotfl:
    have to start being OS again this week as wasn't too good last week and we have spent far too much money this month. :mad: Have to start monthly challenge today and must lose weight as have put on a stone since had DS2 in Nov. 2004. Not good!Also think that losing weight must save money as am only going to buy meat for hubby and I'll have veg, salad and other bits, hope it works! :rolleyes:
    Anyway, have a nice day all!
    Sept. grocery challenge = £500 (221.60 so far!;))
  • stressedoutmumof1stressedoutmumof1 Forumite
    1.5K posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Combo Breaker
    stressedoutmumof1 - hope you didn't have to remortgage the house for those tickets ;)[

    Not quite - but almost ;)
    Squares knitted for my throw ~ 90 (yes!!! I have finally finished it :rotfl: )
    Squares made for my patchwork quilt ~ 80 (only the "actual" quilting to do now :rotfl:)
  • abi113abi113 Forumite
    50 posts
    Morning Everyone!

    I am a newbie so hope you don't mind me joining in. Looks like everyone has had a busy past couple of days !
    This week was the first week of our money saving challenge and then some friends popped round yesterday as a surprise and wanted us to order a curry with them - we were doing so well!
    Anyway means yesterdays roast I slow cookered is all ready today so I am now baking bagels in my breadmaker to fill my time!

    Breakie - HM toast
    Lunch - Mexican Cheese enchiladas
    Evening meal - Roast beef and trimmings

    Have a nice day everyone!
  • freyaluckfreyaluck Forumite
    465 posts
    moggins wrote:
    Freya I'll send my son up to see you - he's a whizz at plastering, he is 12 and eats like a horse so it could be a little expensive!!

    ohhhhhh please send him round :D grubs not a prob, and your not too far away by the looks of it :D:D:D
    Saving for the future of the earth
  • Penny-Pincher!!Penny-Pincher!! Forumite
    8.3K posts
    Hi Guys:wave:

    Well, we're back and feel knackered!

    Not a good weekend, although caravan quite clean-there was no room for a wheelchair and had to use crutches to get in:eek: although they knew I was disabled:confused: Wheelchair had to be kept in the car and wasnt disabled friendly at all:mad: Was cold and was nice to get away wont moan anymore!

    Ive missed you all lots, and is great to be back at home in the warmth and comfortableness of me home:D Even come back with £45 and we had fish and chips one night. So thats this weeks shopping and rest of MOT paid for.

    WM is on as all clothes got damp whilst away-so about another 3 loads to do today. House is clean as cleaner was here friday-although she forgot to dust/polish lounge:confused: DW is empty and OH has just put some spuds in oven for lunch with leftover chicken curry.

    DD is doing her homework and OH is going for a testdrive later this afternoon to gain 10,000 (£50) nectar points with Ford. Some is ear marked for sisters Anniversary pressy in August and not sure what to put the rest towards.

    Anyways, best go and rest, my body really hurts today.
    Luv to all.
    To repeat what others have said, requires education, to challenge it,
    requires brains!
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  • tootles_2tootles_2 Forumite
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    Well thats the cleaning finished apart from the kitchen and hall, OH is at the allotment so no point in cleaning the hall he will shed god knows what in there when he comes in, will clean up after lunch.

    Washing out on the line, have put the towels in for tonight, sheets will get changed Friday morning before we set off on our hols, love to come back to a nice clean bed!!! sweet smelling sheets lovely......guess I will have a huge pile of washing, will only be at home for 6 days before we go off on our house sitting job......

    Have a malt loaf in the BM, got the malt last week when we were in town...... licking the spoon reminded me so much of when I was little, I was given cod liver oil and malt extract during the winter to 'build me up'..........that and condensed milk always remind me of my childhood........

    Lillibet - So pleased the christening went ok, shame about the photos, never any danger in our family of not getting photos, everyone had a camera, we had loads........When my youngest daughter was christened I put on a lunch for 30 in our Church rooms....took a bit of organising but with help from my mother we did it and the guests piled in to do the washing up afterwards.........great.

    Just trying to decide what to do now, waiting for the bread to finish, might put in a white loaf, have not had one for ages. Need to get my brain into gear for the weekend, we have a big shop this week and then I need to cook up a couple of things to take with us so I can relax a bit whilst we are there. We will be having a 'fish supper' on Saturday, Sunday I am taking some of the turkey I froze last week, will have it with salad and cornish new potato's slathered in butter.........with either apple pie or crumble to follow..... not sure, might make the pie in a tin and take it with us, or just take the stewed apple and made up crumble mix, I make it up and put it in a jar, or plastic bag, it will keep in the fridge for 3 - 4 days like that, do the same with dumpling mix, it keeps fine in the frdige, just add the water when you are ready to use it. Years of caravanning have taught me all sorts of ways of taking food with us to cut down on costs.........that way I could spend my cash on goodies we wanted to bring home.......I was in Aldi the other day found they did an excellent version of a pork pate we used to get in Frnce, Rillettes......... lovely on toast or crisp french bread....very bad for you but still we all need something sinful from time to time, no worswe than eating a bar of chocolate really, thats what I tell myself.......

    The sun is just peeping through, the council workmen are cutting the grass in front of the houses, I guess summer must be on its way. Still cold in the evenings though, the heat kicks in occasionally.

    Right I am off, OH has just come in the back gate, so a pot of tea and a biccie or possibly an early lunch, will see.....................

    Living in the sunny? Midlands, where the pork pies come from:

    saving for a trip to Florida and NYC Spring 2008

    Total so far £14.00!!
  • comping_catcomping_cat Forumite
    24K posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker Mortgage-free Glee!
    PP - glad you had a good time away, and hope you start to feel better soon x

    SOMO1 - I am SO jealous, would love to see George in concert, went many years ago to see him at Wembley Arena and he was brilliant, i still have the free tape they gave everyone (it was at the begining of his dispute with Sony so he had recorded a couple of songs and refused to sell them, so gave them away!!!)

    Chickadee - well done to OH, (and Brg Rzls sister!!!) i watch the marathon every year, but have never had the urge to run it myself, but am in awe of anyone who is brave enough to do it themselves.

    Welcome to Abi113 and Thenewcaz!!!!

    Lillibet - so glad you had a wonderful day yesterday.

    Well, washing all done and hung up, bathroom and toilet cleaned and ive finally sorted all the easter eggs out (eggs in a basket and boxes in the recycling!!!). Just need to pop the hoover around and wipe the kitchen down and im done!!!
    Took the little ones into town this morning, and they behaved very well, and then we went to play in the garden and i did a bit of gardening!!!! Feeling very virtuous now, although i still have loads to do!!! But then im happy ive got lots done already, and the little ones are happy as we have done lots together too!!!!
    Well, better get on, Dora the explorer has finished and they want some more attention!!!!
    Take care xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • PookyPooky Forumite
    7K posts
    Morning all - (just)

    Can't belive the time, all I've done is clean the bathroom this morning....although it was a empty the room and start at the top and scrub your way down - sort of clean - just waiting for the floor to dry before I put everything back.

    I've done a couple of loads of washing too but not put them out as it was a bit drizzly earlier - looks a bit brighter now so they'll get shoved on the line in a bit.

    Brekkie - Toast and cereal
    Lunch - Cheese and crackers
    Dinner - Egg and chips

    Going to spend the afternoon sorting out DD2's wardrobe - I don't know what she does in there - it's like a whirlwind hit.

    No little ones here today - just a couple of before and afterschoolers to worry about - they'll all be out in the garden though so it's nice and easy.

    Hope you all have a great day
    "Start every day off with a smile and get it over with" - W. C. Field.
  • calleywcalleyw Forumite
    9.5K posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper I've been Money Tipped!
    Been to collect my package that would not fit through my letter box on saturday. Turns out the batteries in my bell where dead oops :o and I was blaming the postie.

    Husband is going to give his months notice in today. He is at the end of his tether. Since he started there has got asthma so costing us a fortune in scripts. And because business is bad he has not got his wage rise and still not working full hours. And to cap it all he was told from someone unrelated to the company that they heard a rumour it was closing down :eek:

    So he thought better to go now then wait. He does not have another job lined up yet. But a lot can happen in 4 weeks.

    Funny thing is though he has booked his last week off as paid holiday :rotfl:

    And I need to get my backside in to gear and get a job as well.

    Ho hum will give me something to do I suppose :rotfl:

    Take care.


    Hope for everything and expect nothing!!!

    Good enough is almost always good enough -Prof Barry Schwartz

    If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try -Seth Godin
  • mummysavermummysaver Forumite
    3.1K posts
    Afternoon to everyone!

    Had family visiting at the weekend, doing another fitting for dds' bridesmaids dresses, so house is still fairly tidy and clean - lovely not much to do today! Have done 2 lots of washing though - it really doesn't ever end, though at least I have a WM now!

    HM curry leftovers for dh and me for dinner, children will be having something from freezer - I'm beginning to think that it's a bit like the Tardis, as it seems to have a huge amount of food still left in it, despite our best efforts to clear it!

    Need to think of something to cook with whatever is in the freezer, so will be off to browse the recipe threads soon!

    Need to pack dd2's case, as she's off on school camp tomorrow - very excited and really looking forward to all the activities, need to find a pack of biscuits to put in her case, they are all taking a pack and they'll be shared out in the evenings with their cocoa! Can I bear to part with the choc shortbread I got on offer in M&S?

    Have a great rest of the day all!
    GC Oct £387.69/£400, GC Nov £312.58/£400, GC Dec £111.87/£400
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