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    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 27th Jan 18, 9:50 PM
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    Things can only get better
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    • 27th Jan 18, 9:50 PM
    Things can only get better 27th Jan 18 at 9:50 PM
    Unbelievably my very long running diary of 5 years seems to have been deleted Not happy about this to say the least

    Not sure what to do about it. Need my diary to keep me sane and on track.

    Had to swiftly come up with a new title, had been meaning to start a new diary but not this way.

    Anyway, in brief for those who don't know, my life changed drastically 5 years ago when my OH got Lymphoma in his brain, nearly lost his life but miraculously survived, although he has permanent brain damage and is disabled. So we lost his wage and I'm now the sole breadwinner. At its highest debt was around £5k but paid off thankfully.

    I try to keep as normal a life as I can.

    Still really angry my old diary has gone
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2019 £539.37
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    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 14th Oct 19, 7:42 PM
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    That’s Monday done

    Felt dreadful this morning, I’ve got the lurgy Did a short day at work and have brought home my Surface Pro to work from home tomorrow. Along with the sore throat and aching, I’ve had griping pains in my stomach and not been able to eat much I hate being ill, it doesn’t happen often thankfully. I’m on the high dose flu tablets which have taken the edge off it.

    Mr SA still unwell but has been able to rest, lucky him. I’m off to bed in a bit as he’s watching the football.
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2019 £539.37
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    • pennywisepoundstupid
    • By pennywisepoundstupid 14th Oct 19, 7:46 PM
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    Sorry your feeling unwell, hope you manage to get an early and restful night xx
    Be mindful of your self-talk. It's a conversation with the Universe."
    Debt free and saving for my future
    • milann
    • By milann 14th Oct 19, 8:15 PM
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    Hope you feel better soon SA. Sounds as if itís got a hold on Mr SA, hope you shake it off soon.
    • abba1772
    • By abba1772 14th Oct 19, 8:53 PM
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    Oh no mr sa's bug caught you hope you feel better soon xx
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th Oct 19, 9:11 PM
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    Hope that you are on the mend really soon xx
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 16 months to mortgage freedom.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "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.***
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 15th Oct 19, 5:57 PM
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    I hope you feel better soon and I'm glad you can work from home today. Don't go back too soon and hold back your recovery .
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = £58,766 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017
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    • Cherryfudge
    • By Cherryfudge 16th Oct 19, 1:06 AM
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    Get well soon x

    Hope you both have a good night's sleep, that makes such a difference.
    MFW #30 Overpaid by £4,100.58/£3000 in 2018 Overpaid by £2877.91/2,880.00 to 04/09/19. Decluttered in 2019: 2,041/2,019 as of 21/10/19
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 17th Oct 19, 11:27 AM
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    Morning folks thanks for your messages

    Still feeling a bit rough and am working from home again today. Went into work yesterday though. Trying my best to recover for the night out tomorrow but will go whatever, I'm looking forward to it too much.

    Mr SA is stressing about what time I'll be back tomorrow night. I told him I'm not going clubbing afterwards, I'll be home when the show finishes plus taxi journey time. Honestly!!!!

    Mr SA still slightly off colour, he's getting better but won't admit it. He's eating properly now and is back on the beer, so not as bad as he's making out.

    Took advantage of the Mr S half price toy sale yesterday and picked up a Barbie house for GD for Xmas. That's one present bought
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    • Onebrokelady
    • By Onebrokelady 17th Oct 19, 2:09 PM
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    Sorry to hear you have had the lurgy too, whatever is going round is horrible,hope you feel better for your night out xx
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 17th Oct 19, 6:59 PM
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    Enjoy your night out
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 16 months to mortgage freedom.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "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.***
    • milann
    • By milann 17th Oct 19, 7:48 PM
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    Think I might have to have a mooch at Mr T toy sale....Iíve heard a few folk getting bargains.
    Pleased youíre feeling a bit better - hopefully youíll feel even better and enjoy your evening out
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 20th Oct 19, 7:24 PM
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    Friday night was brilliant, haven't enjoyed myself so much in years. Nice meal, then off to the theatre, Rip it up the 70s, was fabulous, danced all the way through. Went for another drink afterwards, met up with some other friends also in town. Cost a bloomin' fortune though, drinks not cheap in city centre

    DD had to cook Mr SA's dinner Friday night

    Still not well Didn't go to Insanity today although pottered about in the garden tidying up while Mr SA relaxed and watched the rugby. I also had to walk the dog twice. No rest for the wicked as my mum used to say.

    Not done finances or meal plan today, ran out of time. New budget starts tomorrow, the monies start coming in thankfully.

    Hoping to start feeling better from tomorrow, got a busy week ahead and need to get back to normal.
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    • Sunshine girl2
    • By Sunshine girl2 20th Oct 19, 8:09 PM
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    Your night out sounded just what you needed. Hope you continue to improve health wise during the week.
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 21st Oct 19, 8:53 PM
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    So glad you had a great night out Xx
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    • milann
    • By milann 21st Oct 19, 10:54 PM
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    The night out sounded just what you needed.
    Itíll do dd good to cook for her dad once in a while
    • pennywisepoundstupid
    • By pennywisepoundstupid 22nd Oct 19, 8:21 AM
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    Sounds as though you had a great night.

    Laughed about your DD having to cook tea, maybe you could ask her if she would like to make it a weekly event.
    Be mindful of your self-talk. It's a conversation with the Universe."
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    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 22nd Oct 19, 8:24 PM
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    I wouldn't call it cooking you two - it was a frozen pizza DD is no domestic goddess by any stretch of the imagination.

    Still got the lurgy The aching has gone though so must be on the mend, full of cold though, my nose is red raw, fed up of it

    Bought another Christmas present today - a pair of PJs for DD from Mr S with the 25% off.

    Meant to be going to DS's on Saturday to see the GKs, they've got some marine fish Mr SA wants to see. Hopefully will feel better by then.
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2019 £539.37
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    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 22nd Oct 19, 8:51 PM
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    The night out sounded just what you needed.
    Itíll do dd good to cook for her dad once in a while
    Originally posted by milann
    I agree. DD's cooking may give Mr SA a new appreciation of your culinary efforts .

    Sorry you've got the lurgy, there seem to be some awful colds around at the moment. Hopefully you'll get rid of it soon.
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = £58,766 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017
    EMERGENCY FUND 1 = £2,560/£5,000. EMERGENCY FUND 2 = £150/£5,000.
    CHRISTMAS SAVINGS = £244.37/£500
    PREMIUM BONDS ME = £250. PREMIUM BONDS DH = £200
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 24th Oct 19, 3:08 PM
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    Happy Thursday folks

    Feeling a lot better now, still a bit snuffly but no aching or sore throat

    Been working from home today. Weather has been awful so glad I did.

    Mr SA driving me nuts, he broke the zip on his coat and started going on about needing a new one. I went in the cupboard under the stairs and emerged with 6 coats of his, all forgotten about. Then looked at his zip and it wasn't broken after all!!!!! He's started up on the nothing to wear pester, he has loads of clothes, some hardly worn, I wouldn't mind but all he does is sit in a chair/lay in bed watching TV all day.

    Not going to see the GKs on Saturday, weather forecast isn't great and neither of us feel like standing on a freezing cold train station platform.
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    • Seasidegal58
    • By Seasidegal58 24th Oct 19, 9:55 PM
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    Glad you're feeling better SA and good to hear you had a great night night out too. You want to make sure you have more of them. Mr SA will be able to survive on DD's frozen pizzas every now again and she can throw in some frozen chips and peas as well!

    Hope Mr SA forgets about the pester list!
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