OS Daily Thread Thursday 30th January

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!

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  • Time_to_face_the_music
    Time_to_face_the_music Forumite Posts: 5,454
    Debt-free and Proud! Mortgage-free Glee!
    Good morning everyone :)

    Slept well but got to bed too late and am still exhausted.

    GDD still has bead in her ear, A&E said it was too much of a risk to remove as it's resting on her eardrum so she needs to see an ENT specialist today or tomorrow. GDD denies all knowledge of putting a bead in her ear, DD is dubious about this claim. I doubt we will ever know what really happened and just want her sorted out.

    Need to get a move on, working late tonight so won't be making dinner, will take some home made soup from freezer to eat late afternoon.

    Well wishes for all sick people and pets and hugs for those that need or just want them. Keep well, warm and safe and have a super day :)
    LBM 10/1/12 ~ DFW Start 6/2/12: £82,344 ~ Now Zero
    :staradmin:starmod::staradmin Debt free 17th April 2015 :staradmin:starmod::staradmin
    Eternal thanks to the DMP & Mutual Support (no.439) and Payment a Day Threads
    Mortgage free 3rd July 2014 - Grateful thanks to the 2013/14 MFW threads
    "Debt is normal. Be weird!" Dave Ramsey
    Proud to have dealt with our debt :)
  • Hard_Up_Hester
    Hard_Up_Hester Forumite Posts: 4,656
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    edited 30 January 2014 at 6:03PM
    Morning all
    TTFM, I hope the bead issue is sorted soon
    I'm off to that place of joy called work in a while but wanted to do a bank transfer first. I got paid at midnight & transferred money into the joint account straight away as I booked a food delivery for tonight, there should have been enough to cover it but it was tight, this way is safer.
    Busy weekend ahead, gym club with DGD, then a visit with DGS & then Sunday DD dog is visiting for the day so as to avoid DGD's birthday party.
    Time I go a wriggle on.
    Have a good day everyone.
    Hugs Hester
    Chin up, Titus out.
  • forever_saving
    forever_saving Forumite Posts: 565 Forumite
    Good morning all,
    Pouring with rain again. It woke me up during the night where it was hitting the window so hard.
    TTFTM, i hope your gdd is ok and the bead is removed.
    Washing has been put on the airer. I dare say there is more washing to be done but not today, airer is full.
    Sausages for tea tonight, haven't made my mind up what to do with them yet.
    I hope everyone has a good day and hugs to those who need them.
    FS x
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  • JulieGeorgiana
    JulieGeorgiana Forumite Posts: 2,475
    Debt-free and Proud!
    Morning x

    Yesterday was supposed to be a rest day, but I went food shopping instead. When I got home I just HAD to try out my new Hoover, and I was disgusted with how much dirt it got out of the livingroom (even though it was just hoovered Monday - before the old Hoover conked out!) then I ended up dragging the girls out again because is forgotten to collect my prescriptions!! So dinner was 'if it' because I couldn't be bothered to cook!

    Today, my plans are nothing! After I've done the normal stuff I'm just going to enjoy the girls. I have a play date for DD1 set up, but that doesn't happen 50% of the time.

    Lunch DD1 is HM Mini Cheese Omelettes w/ HM bread
    Lunch DS is School Dinners (while DH is away)
    Lunch ME not decided yet

    Dinner is LO Spaghetti Bolognaise w/ Salad

    Hope everyone has a lovely day x

    Ps. I hope they sort out your DGD TTFTM x
    We spend money we don't have, on things that we don't need, to impress people we don't like. I don't and I'm happy!
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  • Essex-girl_2
    Essex-girl_2 Forumite Posts: 3,503 Forumite
    Good Morning Everyone :j

    Nearly the end of the week yay.

    Am off to work today and am a little nervous as I will be telling them I cannot work both days at the weekend. There will be 3 options - they dont want me and send me home, they look into job sharing, I do the job until they find someone else. I hate telling people something they don't want to hear iykwim but one of my 'resolutions' is not getting into doing stuff to make other people happy.

    No plans other than that I sort of can't get into a routine with work at the moment as I dont know if I am going to be staying there, so OH will sort out his & DS' dinner tonight.

    Wet and miserable here again - everywhere is completely sodden but I can't complain as no real flooding.

    Have a great day all & I hope the Bead gets sorted TTFTM! x
  • nmlc
    nmlc Forumite Posts: 4,689
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    Morning everyone

    Getting light, no frost and dry at the moment, rain forecast later though.

    DH getting ready for work.

    Dinner last night was omelettes jacket pots and salad. Spag bol tonight.

    Pc tower gone fir data transfer to new one, hoping to get it back later or tomorrow.

    Will be cracking on with all the chores, washing drying ironing, housework and packing. Won't be spending time on computer as on lappy at the moment and don't like it as much as pc!

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
  • camelot1001
    camelot1001 Forumite Posts: 5,828
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    Morning All

    TTFTM - Hope the bead is removed soon, must be a strange feeling.
    HH - Do you ever slow down? Your work are amazing, you must write down everything they say, it would make a fantastic book!
    EG - Hope you get sorted soon.

    Went to country dancing last night - just as I remembered it and I am as bad as ever! It is quite amusing - think a couple in their 80s (one kind of shuffles around), 4 in their late 60s and my friend and I in our 50s, me being useless! The teacher is about 70 and is now using an i-pad that he jabs with his finger till it falls over!

    Anyway, had an omelette for tea, DD had chorizo and cabbage, different! Not sure what's on the menu for tonight as I am at the hospice and DD is working till 7. I have hm carrot and corriander soup for lunch, just the thing when you have been out in the playground for 45 mins.

    Washing reasonably up to date and not much ironing. Take care and have a hug if you need one. XX
  • redruby
    redruby Forumite Posts: 7,317 Forumite
    Morning all,

    Not raining here for a change, I am sure we will get some later on. Its very cold though. DD off to uni today and OH and I at work so all busy.

    Tonight I have a delivery coming from asda and I shall do another wash and get it on the airer.

    Dinner will be chips with something, possibly fish cakes, I am finding I am having to do more simple dinners now that I am working full time, I would like to cook a more elaborate menu but I am just not finding the time, such is the life of a busy working mum :D

    Hope you all have good days xx
  • busiscoming2
    busiscoming2 Forumite Posts: 4,459
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    Wet and miserable looking out there today. Feeling a bit yuk too. I've had a cough and muffled ear for about 4 weeks and now I have a sore throat joining the party!

    TTFTM - hope the bead doesn't cause too much of a problem. I remember when DS2 stuck something up his nose, luckily I managed to get it out in the A&E car park!

    Not got too much planned for this morning, work later. Might make some cakes for the tins otherwise they will be hunting through the cupboards later.

    Have a good day :)
  • luxor4t
    luxor4t Forumite Posts: 11,125
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    Morning all,

    dreary here today so I had a long bath and did my roots before getting up. DH went to work worried I'd be unable to get out unaided, but here I am. Living dangerously is so me :cool:

    I've lost another 4lbs so that's 7.5 lbs so far. It should settle down now, but I have a long way to go.

    More pen pushing today, thinking of the money has to help.:drool:

    Must make the shopping list and plan meals today - actually the other way round, but you know what I mean.

    .....GDD still has bead in her ear, A&E said it was too much of a risk to remove as it's resting on her eardrum so she needs to see an ENT specialist today or tomorrow. ...............

    According to my mother I have a small bead somewhere in my head, but back in the late 50s if they couldn't see it, it stayed there. Dad thinks I ate it, but Mum has held out for the ear theory. I hope it can be sorted without frightening the little one.

    Have fun if at all possible x
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