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Nst october

edited 26 September 2019 at 1:24PM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
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  • mothernerdmothernerd Forumite
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    A NSD for me, in the end. Haven't been outside the house except for many many trips to the bin. Washer and dishwasher are both at work again. Took me an hur and a half but I can now see most of the front room floor and the kitchen worktops and most of the floor are clear - just too tired to stand up for long enough to clean them. Moved the large sofa in the front room (feeling it in my stomach muscles now). We have also hauled out the pots, recycling and rubbish from Beloved's room (that's why the dishwasher is on it's 3rd run)



    Tried to order organic sheets and pillowcases but gave up. Looked at between 7 and 10 different websites. All I want is plain white (or natural unbleached) preferably in double bed size. Some were sold out, some only had stripes or wild patterns, the bamboo ones were only 30% bamboo (rest was viscose, which I think is tree bark) and even with me compromising on some things, no one had 4 of each (this is to last me for the rest of my life - the 4 gossypium organic cotton bath sheets have been going for 15 years with no signs of wear other than one occasionally going pale blue or green when there aren't enough things for an all white wash).


    Not managed to get the tape measure near DS3 so no clothes ordered and no food for when we come back. Will have to do a quick shop for mum on Friday morning and some for us later (we have plenty to eat just not the things I need for the cooking I had planned).


    Packing has not been done. Think I am more reluctant to go on this holiday than any other with the sole exception of my 'honeymoon' (least said, soonest mended but a four hour train journey with a crying baby and an unhappy toddler is not ideal - they were good for the first 3 hours). Wasn't feeling well this morning so will just take the opportunity to rest and relax (taking 2 books and some sewing - no sequins as I am still shedding them every time I move).


    Have just had a shower and will try to sleep for a few hours and then start again. The essentials are in a small bag (glasses, purse, phone, wallet, 2 new hankies, diary, pens and lip balm) as long as I have my breathing machine, a change of clothes and something to eat and drink I will be fine.


    The breathing machine is what causes the packing problems. I have to use it when I'm sleeping so it can't go in the case until I'm awake and it takes so much room that everything else has to be tucked in around it. I can't carry the suitcase downstairs when it's full so I set it up in the kitchen and ferry everything else down in bags to load up.


    It will all work out fine in the end.


    Today I am grateful for my front room looking nearly normal (technically there is now somewhere for a guest to sit/ perch as I had to go round the back of the big couch, sit in the patch I had cleared on the small couch and then lift my legs up in the air and over the big couch to get out), for doing stuff even though I'm well below par and for having enough clothes that I could have scraped through even if the ones I washed hadn't dried (I have a couple of dresses I bought on sale for my aunt's funeral, but haven't worn them in front of mum yet as she will say "Is that another new dress?" - her wardrobe is 4 to 5 times the size of mine).
    My mission in life is not only to survive,but to thrive and to do so with some Passion, some Compassion, some Humour and some Style.
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  • sashanutsashanut Forumite
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    Hi all:j

    Another NSD today so 12/15 now.. Thanks for the tip re fruitcake dolly84 - offered it again tonight but there were no takers!! Rotten lot..However, all meals from stores so no shopping needed.

    Have a good holiday mothernerd, I hope you can enjoy it.

    Rather more productive day, cleared out a lot of the sunroom & at least half of it is looking OK. Have to clear it out in order to decorate & hopefully have the floor sanded, plus it needs a couple of windows replaced as they have condensation in them. Oh & the light fittings replaced as well. Not much needed then - and after that - some sort of blinds that can cool the place down/keep the heat in winter.

    Thrown some stuff away but have been checking everything & have found some old jewellery of mine that must have been shoved in a box sometime or other. Not all good, and hardly worth a lot of cash, but some nice stuff that I am pleased to have again.

    Gratitudes: clear spaces, helpful dh today, abundance of holly berries, DD having a good time.

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  • mothernerdmothernerd Forumite
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    LOVE is in the air
    But so is FLU - wash your hands


    We fall. We break. We fail.
    But then
    We rise. We heal. We overcome


    Let's take our hearts for a walk in the woods and listen
    to the magic whispers of old trees


    Be gentle with yourself. You're doing the best you can.


    BE CALM
    Step into a quiet space and be calm. Don't let things get to you.
    Breathe into your heart, relax and let go. You deserve the gift of serenity.


    If You Want to Make positive Changes in Your LIfe
    Don't sit on the couch and wait for it.
    Go out. Make a change
    Smile more
    Be excited
    Do new things
    Throw away what has been cluttering you
    Do not follow negative people on social media
    Go to bed early, wake up early
    Be fierce
    Don't gossip
    Show more gratitude
    Do things that challenge you
    BE BRAVE


    We are all broken that's how the light gets in
    Ernest Hemingway


    Sometimes in life, we just need a hug
    No words, no advice, just a hug to make you feel you matter


    The stuff you own has to help you create the life you want
    and if it doesn't ...Why is it in your home?


    We are frantically trying to earn enough money to buy things we're too busy to enjoy.
    Balance comes when you stop, look at your life and assess the things you genuinely want for yourself and your family
    Be intentional. Work less. Live more


    Let's Reduce Stress This Week
    Monday -Smile when you wake up
    Tuesday - Stretch for ten minutes
    Wednesday - Give out hugs
    Thursday - Eat delicious food
    Friday - Go for a walk
    Saturday - Sleep in
    Sunday - Reflect on the best parts


    My mission in life is not only to survive,but to thrive and to do so with some Passion, some Compassion, some Humour and some Style.
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  • misstaramisstara Forumite
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    A spend day yesterday as we went to get the weekly shop. Following my surgery, I have been slowly reintroducing gluten and dairy back into my diet which has gone well so last night's tea was proper pizza :j

    A fairly quiet week planned so hoping for lots of NSDs. I've got a meal out on Wednesday with some friends who I've not seen for a while and me and OH are going round to a friend's for tea on Friday but that's it. Seem to have done quite a lot of socialising this month, however, trying to make the most of being off work. I'm hoping to go back to work in 2 weeks time, just waiting for a date for an occ health appointment.
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    thriftylassthriftylass Forumite
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    edited 21 October 2019 at 9:39AM
    Hello,

    Not sure where I stand with NSDs, need to check.

    Busy weekend. Went for a run, did some more tidying and decluttering (found some fossils :D , see below), took kids swimming, cooked loads (sheet pancake for the week, 2 lots of meat balls and a big batch of tomato sauce, stewed apples, 3 lunches, big batch of cauliflower cheese, big roast dinner yesterday with plenty of leftovers). My freezer is starting to look tidier with loads of ittybitty things getting used up.

    Made a three months list of odd jobs to do in the house and put it up on the side of the fridge. It feels good ticking things off rather than constantly going: oh that light needs fixed, those books need thinned, that wall could be painted. Now having a physical list in plain view makes me tick things off. Got the kids pictures off the kitchen wall to repaint and repopulate with new art work, sorted some outfits out, took stickers and residue off the kids bed. and a few more.

    Also went into the garden. Noticed that the ivy that grows behind our evergreen hedge on some bare tree trunks had grown onto the neighbours shed and wall. As it was hidden from our view I hadn't noticed. For some reason somthing made me look behind our hedge and I cleared it out.

    Back to school today. Gave the fossils I found to DS and his "girl"friend that was round yesterday. They were fascinated. It's sth I got about his age from my mum's friend, a few fossilised shells, polyps, insect imprinted into stone, a belemnite etc. They'll take them in for a show and tell.
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    mothernerd wrote: »
    Cats love to lie on your sewing/ embroidery - well they love to lie on your lap and be the centre of your attention and ignore any books/ sewing/ keyboards that are in the way. Such fun having a cat walk over your keyboard adding tis own little words and leaving black hairs all over your sewing (I learned to always have something to hand to cover it up so that if I had to go and answer the door or phone I could leave it cat proof - never worked out how they managed to get hair inside the fridge and on tea towels that had been washed and put away in drawers.
    Karma - I giggled at the thought of you crafting with cats around...
    I didn't really think through that comment, did I :rotfl: hard to believe I ever had cats :rotfl:
    mothernerd wrote: »
    Packing has not been done. Think I am more reluctant to go on this holiday than any other with the sole exception of my 'honeymoon' (least said, soonest mended but a four hour train journey with a crying baby and an unhappy toddler is not ideal - they were good for the first 3 hours). Wasn't feeling well this morning so will just take the opportunity to rest and relax (taking 2 books and some sewing - no sequins as I am still shedding them every time I move).
    Hope you have a lovely time too, mothernerd, I shall think of you leaving a trail of sequins wherever you go :)
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    Today I am grateful for going for a morning run in the rain, for a revitalising shower, for getting dd's bs account sorted, for a good trawl around some ch shops with dd, for finding a couple of items for my sister (grand total of 2.49), for a snug and warm house.
    NST November#1; NSD2 ; Ex2 ; bagfuls (62)

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    I love the picture of you leaving a trail of sequins mothernerd - that way you can always find your way back home. Hope you have a relaxing time away.
    NST November#1; NSD2 ; Ex2 ; bagfuls (62)

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  • greentgreent Forumite
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    No spends today :)

    Managed to take the 3 (large and very full) bags of various items to CS, post a flebay sale and donate another 4 unwanted items of uniform to school :T Have bids on another 2 items on flebay, too :)

    Made 3 crumbles to take to ds1 next week from hg pears and apples and 2 wrinkly nectarines.

    Thankful for - places to donate things, ds3 thoroughly enjoying making a solar system (worth the spend at hobbycraft), more stuff leaving the house, oh being able to collect ds3 when he wanted to stay on after school (and therefore not get the bus) (I was with ds3 at swimming)
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  • abundant1972abundant1972 Forumite
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    Good evening :)

    Busy but pleasant Monday... I was dreading work being crazy busy as people off sick - but things fell into place and now my week is looking 500% better!

    Made myself go for a walk after work and clocked up nearly an extra 2000 steps... I am going to try and do this more, as my job is quite sedentary at times.

    Finally bagged another NSD...

    Today = NSD number 11

    Night all ;)
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