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O/S Daily Wednesday 15 January 2020

edited 15 January 2020 at 6:14AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 15 January 2020 at 6:14AM in Old Style MoneySaving
O/S Daily Wednesday 15 January 2020

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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Morning everyone

Hugs to those that want/need them, those who are poorly and those who are looking after a poorly person x

Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

Dark, blustery and raining again.

DH and DS1 getting ready for work, I'm showered, dressed and enjoying my first cuppa and my porridge, DS2 still in his pit.

Dinner lost night was use up of pork loins, chicken breast - menfolk had these then with cauli/broc cheese, roast pots, peas, yorkshires and gravy. I had roasted peppers stuffed with rice and sausages. Tonight I think will be chicken with new potatoes, carrots and gravy.

Work yesterday was steady, then slowed off. Working at my normal office today so will see what's been happening there. Last day at work for me until next Monday too. Have lots on the "to do" list as always though!

Keep safe and well x

nmlc x


  • dumplingdumpling Forumite
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    Good morning everyone :hello:

    Thank you nmlc for starting us off today xx

    I had another rubbish night's sleep but I don't feel too bad at the moment. I am definitely going back to bed this afternoon as Steve is going out to the hospital for a check up after his cataract surgery. Phoebe has a day off so she can answer the door if we have any parcels delivered.

    Still no sign of Lilly, I think she may have moved out and forgot to tell us :rotfl:. Tell a lie, she popped in the other day to throw some clothes in the washing machine. I do miss her even though the house is much more peaceful but as long as she is happy then that is ok.

    I am going to make spinach and bacon pasta for dinner tonight if the spinach has survived the last week in the fridge, otherwise I will have to put my thinking cap on.

    The district nurse came to see me yesterday and managed to get some blood from me...hooray. This was the third nurse who had tried and my poor arm was beginning to resemble a pin cushion. Other good news for me was that my pressure sore on my heel had finally healed up so no more treatment for that was needed. She is coming on Friday to measure my legs for new stockings as my old ones keep sliding down now as my legs have shrunk a bit. I will not miss the Norah Batty look that's for sure :D.

    I think it has actually stopped raining for a bit, it's been so miserable here for the last few days. The weather definitely affects my mood so a nice few days of sunshine please. I will have to start using my SAD lamp again I think. I just put it on for a couple of hours in the morning and hopefully it will make a difference.

    Steve tackled the washing mountain yesterday so I will put it all away later. Luckily I don't iron so it won't take too long and it will be nice to have some clean clothes again. Steve was living dangerously and got down to his last pair of jeans.

    Right, that's it from me for now, hope you all have a lovely day, take care xx
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    Morning :)

    Good sleep last night so up showered and ready to take on the trials of the day aka mum day. Her chicke and mushroom soup and rocky road are ready to take least the soup is proper food and she has enough for at least 3 meals so that will get something healthy in her. Had a bowl myself yesterday and even if I say so myself its a good one

    I have some very good news :j:j .......last night I got a text from my contact at the solicitors and they have booked me for a day on the 5th Feb to "give the course a trial" :) If I get this right and every effort will be going in to do just that then there will be more work coming. So happy as its perfect work for me and a good daily rate at that. I of course put it all down to all my OS cheerleaders headed up of course by the very flexible nannywindow couldn't have done it without you all:D

    Got to get back sharpish today as I have a conference call with them to discuss the day.

    Food will likely to be a Wetherspoons as mum is loving their breakfast most of which she packs up for home before she even starts (insert rolling eye smilie)

    Hope you all have a lovely day you deserve it
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    Morning All

    Great news Nelski! Hope it goes well.

    Still blowing a gale outside, the wind has a horrible chill to it. I was cold in bed last night so had to put a blanket on top of the quilt.

    Work this morning and training this afternoon so should be an earlier finish. I'll probably go to Dunelm after as the venue is close and I fancy a nosy.

    Went to Ikea after work, met DD and Sophie there. Bought her mattress and used my voucher, that's my Christmas shopping done!

    Right, must shift myself, have a good day and take care. XX
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    edited 15 January 2020 at 7:01AM
    [FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]Morning :hello:[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]The wind and rain started earlier than I expected. Monday was bad enough but it was worse yesterday, I kept looking out to check fences and see if any roof tiles were lying around in the garden. It was dark too, I had the lights on for most of the day. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]We had a good walk, mostly dry but the rain started a few minutes before we got home. Scamp spotted cats a couple of times and didn't react to them at all. I'm really hoping this is going to carry on but it's probably just a blip and he'll be back to displaying Cat Rage soon enough :D[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]It's calm at the moment, as soon as it's light I'll let the chickens out then rake up some more leaves for them. I'd like to tidy the patio properly and rearrange a bit but I don't seem to able to get out there for more than a few minutes at a time. I'll attempt a bit more garden tidying then spend some time in my room, it's coming together slowly and the others seem to have got the message that it's not actually an indoor shed :D

    [FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]Nels That great news, congrats :D[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]nannywindow I found this for you to lead us in our cheers smileys-cheerleading-755332.gif
    [FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]:D[/FONT]

  • TravellingAbuelaTravellingAbuela Forumite
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    Morning folks and thanks NMLC. And a loud well done cheer for NELSKI! We knew you could do it!

    Another no cooking day - I could get used to this! It should be a Golden Girls bus trip out day today but we are just going out for lunch instead. We are going down to the carvery, and will have a couple of wines and share much gossip afterwards.

    I need to be back home at a reasonable time as we are off to the panto again tonight (Oh yes we are!) and I need to be back home at a reasonable time to get organised. It will be the DGDs' 28th performance tonight, just 7 more to go before the run ends. They are absolutely loving it but it's telling it's toll on DD, all the ferrying back and forth, as well as all the chaperoning she is fitting in between working.

    I am counting down the days now till I get Sparkle! I got her some more toys yesterday on my way back for the bus. I am spoiling her before she even gets here! I also bought a little thank you gift for the friend of DD's (a crazy cat woman!) who tracked down the purrfect house cat for me!

    Have a good day folks and ((HUGS)) for all in need of them. DUMPLING so pleased your legs sound to be on the mend. Take care all xx
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  • redrubyredruby Forumite
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    Morning all

    A bit later on here for me today, I have a hospital app today for the breast clinic which normally takes several hours so I have booked the day off. Im hoping to be back just after lunch and to have a restful afternoon.

    Chilli and rice for dinner tonight which we love, will do a veggi one for dd.

    I have put a wash load on this morning and dd will put it on the td later on as its raining again, there was a terrible storm here last night and im sure there will be trees down today.

    Bins have gone out this morning and I will empty the dw before I go.

    Nels yay I am so pleased for you, can I take my cheerleader skirt off now ? its chafing a bit !!

    Have good days all xx
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    Good morning

    Nelski - so pleased for you. Always knew you'd do it though!
    Speky - wow, you're casting your net far and wide. I'm looking forward to following wherever your new adventure takes you.

    Another day, another medical appointment. Scan for DH at 6pm. Not too bad a time as parking will be easy. He can't eat for 6 hours before so think we'll have a brunch type meal about 11.

    Not much else today, so I wish you all well, and no blown down fences!
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    Morning Everyone,

    Pleased about your good news Nelski

    Hopefully no rain today. It is windy out though.

    Wednesday is visiting my mom day. She spends a fair majority of them in bed in her room. Her mobility has gone and her memory is getting worse.

    It is slow cooker day a chicken casserole type meal.

    Hope everyone has a good Wednesday
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    Good morning, seems to be a damp grey morning out there.
    Yesterday turned really nasty with heavy rain so we didn't get out for a walk with Dgs.

    Good one Nelski, so pleased for you !

    We are going to the hairdresser today, and that's about it. What exciting lives we lead don't we.

    Hope everyone has a good Wednesday, take care folks.
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    Good morning chums and well done to my adopted DD Nelski, never had any doubts that you wouldn't win through :) so pleased for you ,onwards and upwards now :)

    Filthy day here in north kent cold wet 'n' windy and not at all a day for a stroll in the park. I wanted to get back to doing my morning mile ,but no way am I hobbling around in this rotten weather ,roll on the spring.
    Well, half way through January thank goodness loooongest month it feels in the year.Although I have noticed its gradually getting slight ly lighter in the evenings and mornings thank goodness.

    We came forth in the pub quiz last night so wasn't too bad and only about 4 points behind the winners .They won for the first time for ages so we gave them a good clap.We are such a matey lot and there are about 12-14 regular teams that turn out no matter the weather.its only a small off the beaten track pub so the two chaps who run it work very hard to get their customers in and happy.Nice fellows as well, and have been happily together for over 30 years and we all love them to bits.

    I made some biscuits for DGS Mikey yesterday, and his face lit up when he came in from school, he was soaked bless him, and cold and wet young lads need a bit of TLC from their Gran at times .
    He is missing his brothers a little, and although he will be 16 this June he still likes there to be someone indoors when he gets in from school.So my job is still keeping an eye on him and letting the dogs out for a bit longer.
    I don't mind as I take my book or laptop with me and its no different from being at home in the afternoon as I can put my feet up and relax :) I have got to the age now when I like a bit of a 'feet up and cuppa ' after lunch.
    I have my Drs appointment next Monday morning and I am hoping I can get a referral to have some physio on my bad shoulder/arm that I damaged when I fell in November.
    It's called a rotator cuff injury and its still giving me trouble, I can't knit for very long at the moment, and I do miss doing that

    Right enough blethering, time for a nice hot cup of coffee to get my inner engine going I can hear the perculator bubbling so that's the next job for me one sometimes two big mugs of coffee gets me kick-started in the morning

    Have a good day chums and try to stay warm and dry

    Cheers JackieO xx
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