NST September - A Simple September

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  • dolly84dolly84 Forumite
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    second chance - those people you think don't have a care in the world may just be burying their heads in the sand, at least you are doing the right things to improve your situation.


    mothernerd - going to your mums sounds like the right thing to do.

    MSE Molly - welcome. Top tips - take your own food/drinks/snacks with you, the food you buy out is rarely as good as you expect for what you pay, buy secondhand wherever possible, it saves an absolute fortune and is so much more fun. Don't try to be one of the crowd - I find the crowd is very spendy.


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    Morning all, just checking in, have to say I love how crafty and resourceful people on this forum are when it comes to homemade gifts! I wouldn't know where to start!

    I didn't have a NSD yesterday, I have a week off work next week and have some jobs to do around the house so I bought a few bits online to help get that done, and I bought some turmeric tablets as well. Spent about £15 in total and it all came from my house fund (except the tablets). Today should be a NSD, have a long day at work ahead and won't be home until late, so that keeps me out of trouble!
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    Morning turtles!

    Not a NSD here today as I need to fill up my car, so will also pick up some heat protection spray that I need, should be a NSD tomorrow.

    Went to the cinema last night with OH to watch IT Chapter 2, then home for an early night. I struggle with the cinema after work on a weekday, as it messes with eating times, then travelling home, etc. Still, it was nice to do something different!

    I have my physio appointment today where I will hopefully get a referral for an MRI scan for my foot that has been painful for near on two years now and nothing seems to be helping it. It will be nice to possibly actually have a proper diagnosis for it, so we can go forwards with a better prepared treatment plan. I long for the day when I can run/wear heels/not be in pain when I walk :rotfl:
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    Still on 1 NSD. Not sure if I will achieve one today - have a nagging feeling that I *should* be heading to smkt for something, but I can't think what!

    Still haven't managed to drop bags to CS - took them there yesterday but they were still closed to donations - will look at trying tomorrow :) Have added some more items in, so more stuff will eventually be leaving here! Added a tshirt (several small stains and holes) to recycling rag bag this morning. Also taking a large bag of pears in with me to work (popping in for update on training) as both trees are groaning with the weight of all the fruit. Gave my mum a huge bowlful last night, too.

    Have another 10 days of both student children being here and then we lose them back to their uni cities - along with various items, freeing up (albeit temporarily) more space. Will also lose a lot of items from freezer, which will mean I can freezer pears and apples for future use :D

    WM broke again yesterday - 4th time in less than 12 months... sigh (it's either 4.5 or 5.5 years old, and wasn't a cheap one....) Will look to get it repaired again (appears to be either the door lock (relatively cheap) or motherboard (not so cheap...) but choose another one - need something more reliable :(

    SSDD - fingers crossed that you get your referral :) x
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    greent wrote: »
    Still on 1 NSD. Not sure if I will achieve one today - have a nagging feeling that I *should* be heading to smkt for something, but I can't think what!

    Still haven't managed to drop bags to CS - took them there yesterday but they were still closed to donations - will look at trying tomorrow :) Have added some more items in, so more stuff will eventually be leaving here! Added a tshirt (several small stains and holes) to recycling rag bag this morning. Also taking a large bag of pears in with me to work (popping in for update on training) as both trees are groaning with the weight of all the fruit. Gave my mum a huge bowlful last night, too.

    Have another 10 days of both student children being here and then we lose them back to their uni cities - along with various items, freeing up (albeit temporarily) more space. Will also lose a lot of items from freezer, which will mean I can freezer pears and apples for future use :D

    WM broke again yesterday - 4th time in less than 12 months... sigh (it's either 4.5 or 5.5 years old, and wasn't a cheap one....) Will look to get it repaired again (appears to be either the door lock (relatively cheap) or motherboard (not so cheap...) but choose another one - need something more reliable :(

    SSDD - fingers crossed that you get your referral :) x

    Thank you :) x
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    Today is not a NSD as ds4 is off to his friends birthday party, will stick £10 in a card (from stash). DS2 announced, in the car this morning, that his trainers have holes in the bottom and he needs them for school tomorrow, so a trip to the cheap shoe shop is planned for after school. Will be another £20.

    Cleared out quite a few pots from the yard, it is now about 2/3s clear for winter, the last of the tomatoes are still reddening but the plants have drooped badly. Will finish it off tomorrow = clear yard!

    First load of laundry is drying on the line. Last load, on economy 30 minute wash, will go out after lunch and be dry by supper time = laundry finished!

    Once again, Her0n has hal0 t0p vegan ice cream for 69p instead of £5 a pot. I may have accidentally bought 16 pots. I class that as a ys item.

    Going to try and photograph more stuff to give away and get out of the house.

    Football on tv tonight, beer-free beer in the fridge (designated adult), stuff is getting done. All food from stores - barley 'risotto' for tea tonight.
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    Second chance - Don't worry I am sure everybody has whinged on here, me more than most. You do get to a point when you are fed up of being broke and struggling all the time. With the support of these lovely turtles your head eventually pops out of the sand. Keep going.


    I need to get crafty, would love to give homemade xmas pressies. I can't Knit or crochet. Tomato chutney sounds nice maybe I might try something like that.


    foxholes is Halo nice tasting? my daughter just said it tastes protein like and not great flavour. No idea what protein like means - kids !Barley risotto I liked than made it in the slow cooker last time. Will do that next week.



    Still on 2 NSD, wanted small loaf today and some bananas oops plus chocolate. Totally lacking in energy this week and have a sore throat. Chicken should be used up to tea, had chicken salad butties for lunch. Omlette looking likely for tea.



    Arranged to have drainage sorted out next week and got a replacement tap ready for fitting.


    Had a very productive day in work as off Thurs/ Friday. Just need lots of hot lemon and honey to sort my throat out tonight plus early night. Will watch football first.
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    No scan referral but the specialist I saw today suspects I may have damaged the supporting ligaments underneath my foot, so has taped those up and I must say it barely hurts at all whilst it is like this, so hopefully that is a sign of a correct diagnosis at last! Good thing today was already a planned spend day, as I have purchased some of the tape(s) she has used (she would quite happily have given me some but said she's not allowed to do it at the NHS clinics lol)

    So, not the outcome I was expecting but I am not disappointed yet :)
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    Ironing done, house tidied and remainder of yesterday's meals for lunch and dinner today. Bolognese from freezer for the Boy's dinner.

    Potted up the basil. It's looking a bit droopy but I think it'll perk up.

    Still haven't found the missing bit of the hoover. Must be somewhere in that cupboard but I just can't see where.

    SSDD23 - Hope the improvement on the foot continues
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    Lots of sewing getting done and eating healthier (packed a lot of fruit and salad stuff I had bought and some large yoghurts). Need to keep going on the current embroidery project as it's fairly intricate Celtic knots) and needs daylight so must make the most of available light. Yesterday evening I stuck to doing the edges (just straight lines with a little interruption in the middle).

    Mum had binged on rhubarb and custard and was staying close to the bathroom. Improved later on but then had another episode in the middle of the night. I got up at 7 am to have my shower and mum shouted for me. After one of the bathroom visits she had 'missed' the bed as she was getting back in and ended up on the floor.

    She asked me to bring her walker so that she could use it to get up. I wedged it in the corner so that it wouldn't move but the various weak points (wrist, arm, knees) meant that she could not get herself up and I couldn't lift her up by myself. I phoned DS2 and asked him to come and gave her breakfast, water, tea and her pills whilst we were waiting. I had used the sofa cushions to get her off the floor a bit.

    DS2 lifted her easily as I expected. Mum hasn't injured herself but is a bit shaken. She washed and dressed in the clothes I had put out and then mummy of twins (and the twins) came to drive us to mum's neurology appointment. The myasthenia meds seem to be doing their job and the consultant gave us a prescription for six months worth 'in case we cannot get to an appointment for any reason'.

    Mummy of twins went to the pharmacy and mum and I waited for her to have a blood test. This should have been done last week but with one appointment each, a large food delivery at both houses and waiting for the plumber to come back with parts to mend mum's boiler we sort of ran out of days. I then waited to book mum's next appointment (will post it out).

    We all met up again in the pharmacy (they hadn't mentioned the 40 minute wait but these tablets are only available at the hospital) and the twins had got to the pulling things off the shelves stage (they're only 2 and a half).

    We all had lunch at the award winning fish and chip shop on our way home. Mum's napping and I think we will be having an early night (after bakeoff).

    Leg seems to be benefiting from the lack of stairs and I have even more to ponder (walkie talkies, more sleepovers at mum's?). Current battle is persuading her she should not have a rug. She needs a new curtain pole and mummy of twins sister (the other twin) brought her the arg0s catalogue. She says the rug will 'tie the room together', I think it's a trip hazard and if she doesn't fall, I will.

    Today I am grateful for pleasant company, mum's excellent consultant and yummy chip shop dinner.
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