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Milann's life keeps getting in the way.......

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Debt Free Diaries
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  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    Have just eaten a punnet of grapes & now feel a bit queasy.
    Heathy eating is not all it is cut out to be :rotfl:
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  • milannmilann Forumite
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    Had a really good food day yesterday and went for a nice walk at localism Nation Trust place - just missed the rain - when we got back I did loads of cooking for this coming week. Cooked a small piece of gammon, made a minestrone soup from the stock. Cooked a chicken in the oven at same time as gammom:money: shredded it and made chicken stock from carcass to go in freezer for soup. A big tray of roasted veg and big pan of mash ( dh did the chopping and mashing for me) That will do me for quite a few days worth of dinner and teas and I hoped keep me on track with SW....

    This evening I visited a friend i went through primary and secondary school with but lost contact with over 20 years ago. Life just got in both our ways. I recognised her daughters name on a site about the history of my childhood town and made contact. Anyway it was arranged I visit this evening - I came away a bit sad - I wouldn’t have recognised her and there is obviously some sort of illness/problem. - she couldn’t hold down a conversation. She remembered me and seemed genuinely pleased to see me. She used to be tiny and very prim and proper in her appearance and in her home - lets just say she’d let everything go and seemed really old (yes I know I am old :p - she’s virtually a year younger than me but I’d have put her a lot older) It was a bit of a sad state of affairs.... sometimes the past is best left there. I’d envisaged an evening of laughs about our school days and teenage years - I arrived at 7 and was back home at 8.30 and it’s a twenty minute drive. We looked at some of her old family photos and we watched Corrie and I babbled about the characters - she filled in with oooohhhh - yeeessss. I wish her daughter had have warned me a bit. When I got in I hit the crisps and chocolates :mad:....ah well it’s done now - tomorrows another day

    NSD yesterday and today was £30 petrol and £3 for a plant to take to friend.
  • milannmilann Forumite
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    Hope your feeling better after the grapes Beanie - SSG all sounds lovely except the pearl barley - I can’t stand the texture of it - I remember picking it out of the soup my mum made and lining it around my plate - my mum wasn’t impressed :rotfl:
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    Blimey. That is some cooking session.
    As you say sometimes the past is better left there.
    Sad though.
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  • milannmilann Forumite
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    Yeah I came away feeling a tad strange- sad, regretting not making more contact with her- but I couldn’t have with everything I had going on - she had things too - she lost her hubby and had 2 children. Just life circumstances....I can’t change anything - I might pop in occasionally but I don’t know what else I can do. Wish I hadn’t tainted the memories but sort of glad she was pleased to see me...
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    Shame about your friend, but don't regret things - you've had a lot going on. You sound like you'll keep in touch now and again so she'll be pleased with that. Strange sometimes how things turn out.

    Good going on the cooking!
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  • milannmilann Forumite
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    I’ve been thinking about friend a lot - I’ve come to the conclusion I did what I could to keep in touch at various times - telephones and roads go in 2 directions - I’m not shouldering all the blame for losing contact - I’ve had some pretty major things going on with myself and family in the time since I last saw her. Life can be sad sometimes and I’m glad I made contact - I will pop in periodically for half an hour but I can’t cure all - I’m quite pleased I brought a smile to her face last night - it is what it is....

    I think seeing her with whatever ails her and a close friend recently diognosed with dementia recently hit home - conditions I associated with older generations to me are suddenly happening to friends my age....thought provoking :eek:

    I spent £1.40 this evening - I went into my local town for a quick nosey - it’s a shadow of its former self there are so many closed down shops. I bought a snack pack of ham - I was starvin Marvin and needed something quickly - so a pack of reduced yellow sticker ham did the job. I didn’t buy anything else. Running total for January including a haircut tomorrow will be £95 - I have filled the car in that which should last best part of the month - I need to reign in if I’m ever going to get any savings :money::eek::T
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    You're so right about contact being a two-way street - and as you say you made the effort and cheered her up.

    Re getting older - I'm at the time now when I'm beginning to lose my older cousins - it does make you think.

    I think the breakdown of local shopping communities is a general malaise. I'm lucky that my own little high street is still quite vibrant but it's a different story when you visit the two other bigger centres. :(
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  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    As you say friendship is a two way thing.
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    **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **
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    "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***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
  • milannmilann Forumite
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    Yes over the last few years my local town has lost M&S, BHS, Toys r us, Peacocks, Dorothy Perkins, Next Outlet, a department store, my favourite little local butcher/pie shop.....and that’s without thinking. It’s looking as if we will also lose Debenhams. There was quite a bit of excitement as Peaky Blinders were filming at the theatre where I had my afternoon tea last week. They were there earlier in the week too and I think they’ll be there tomorrow. I’ve never watched it so didn’t hang around in the cold. Might be worth seeing if I can find it on Netflix or anywhere to see what the fuss is about.
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