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    • celyn90
    • By celyn90 8th Sep 08, 3:23 AM
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    OS daily thread - Monday 8th Sept
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    • 8th Sep 08, 3:23 AM
    OS daily thread - Monday 8th Sept 8th Sep 08 at 3:23 AM
    Hi, this is the Daily Thread for today. This is an “over the garden fence” type thread where we chat about everything OS and maybe a little bit more. It’s a great, inspiring and motivating thread we start each day to discuss what 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 OS natter. The more the merrier!

    When you make a post, if you feel like giving it a title, that will help others that don’t have the time to read everything skim through the thread quickly but if not it's not a problem, we’re a laid back bunch here so you won’t hear any complaints. Please do not start a new daily thread before you go to bed at night because this often leaves things confusing with two daily threads live at the same time. The idea is that a member would start each new daily thread after they get up in the morning

    Some people who chat here like to try to answer everyone. Don’t feel you have to though, a general “hi everyone, hope everyone’s well” type start does just as well.

    oooh, I've never done this starting the thread thing before

    Good morning everyone Hope you are all well. Hugs for those that need them

    Happy birthday for yesterday moliere
    Sammy - hug for you and your DH
    Hester - How was the Christening?

    Well, a dark - er - I'd say start to the day here, but I've been at work all night again. I wouldn't mind but it's so cold in here Dr Jeckyll has dumped a massive amount of work on me, which is horrible of him three weeks before my thesis is due in. I've had a crack at it, but it's going to take ages I'm less than 1/4 of the way through and I haven't moved from this seat in 10 hrs. I can't actually bend my kness because they hurt.

    Other than that all is well, OH flew from Germany to Heathrow then out to the US this morning and arrived about 10 pm (our time). He's got skype installed now so I can chat to him, which is nice. He enjoyed his reunion, which is good.

    Didn't do much OS stuff over the weekend due to my body clock being a bit screwed up, but I did manage the laundry, watered the plants and made some bread. I can never be bothered to cook just for me I did do some knitting because I thought it would help me switch off, but I kept dropping stiches because I was tired

    Have a good day all, cel x
    Last edited by celyn90; 08-09-2008 at 3:26 AM. Reason: changed the colour of the sticky :)
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    • mioliere
    • By mioliere 8th Sep 08, 4:00 AM
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    • 8th Sep 08, 4:00 AM
    Good morning Celyn. Thanks for the Happy Birthday for yesterday! I do hope you get a restful day today after all that work.

    Well, I can't believe all the good wishes from you guys for my birthday yesterday, and for DS1's! It was like receiving a huge pile of cards through the letterbox! I did have a lovely day which was helped so much by it falling on a Sunday instead of being in the week when everyone is either at work or school. Having all the family round together was like Christmas afternoon - all relaxed and friendly. DGD loves my new DIL and they spent all afternoon talking about girly things. We played board games with DGS, and DS1 and DS2 sat in the dining room deep in conversation - I sat back and thought how lucky I am to have such a wonderful family! DS2 and DIL brought round their 'official' wedding album. They didn't have a professional photographer to keep costs down, but one of their friends made the most fantastic album I have ever seen - each photo was on a separate page and had been framed and embellished individually; I can't explain how beautiful it is. She must have spent hours and hours on it. She had also made a slide show that we watched on DS2's laptop of the wedding and the reception, set to music, and each slide had a different special effect. It actually brought a lump to my throat watching it. DS2 and DIL say they can't stop watching it! They are making us all a CD of the photos so I am going to treat myself to one of those digital photoframes.

    (((Hugs))) to Smoky, PenPin, Jayward, Esssex-girl's Dad, Candygirl's Dad, Beth and her DBs, RedRuby and her DD and Sammyjig's OH.

    Churchmouse -

    I can't tell what the weather is doing because it's still too dark outside.

    Did anyone see the Joanna Lumley (or Joanna Lovely, as DH calls her!) progamme last night about here journey to see the Northern Lights? It was really good and, because she was the star, DH even stayed awake for it!

    DH is taking most of the day off today because he worked all day Saturday and yesterday morning but he has some more quotes to do so he'll be working on those.

    I have no idea what's for dinner tonight - I'll have to have a rummage in the freezer in a minute.

    Anyway, have a great morning, everyone and I'll see you later.

    KathyXX
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    • whatatwit
    • By whatatwit 8th Sep 08, 4:46 AM
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    • 8th Sep 08, 4:46 AM
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    • 8th Sep 08, 4:46 AM
    Morning Celyn & Mioliere and those who cross or follow.

    It's our wedding anniversary today, I can honestly say that the weather 17 years ago was much better than it is now. We had a warm sunny day, our wedding photo is on my facebook to prove it
    I've just waved Mr Twit off on his travels, he starts at a new site today, he's over your way Donnie-Gal. I think he'll be home on Thursday.
    I'm golfing today over Southport way, I'll wave at Joannasmum when I get there and I'll be eating out.

    Mioliere, I meant to watch Joanna Lumley, I saw the Northern Lights 3 or 4 years ago at the October half term, they really were spectacular, quite humbling. Iceland was a lovely although expensive place to visit.
    Celyn, you are burning the midnight oil, have you enquired about the other job?

    Well, I think I'll go and put some chick peas into soak, I'm sure I can do something useful with them when I return home later.

    Big hugs to all
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    • morwenna
    • By morwenna 8th Sep 08, 5:21 AM
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    • 8th Sep 08, 5:21 AM
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    • 8th Sep 08, 5:21 AM
    Morning all

    Happy anniversary Whatatwit!

    I need to put chicken in SC before work today, I hope it works out ok.

    Shower time..

    Hugs to all that want or need one
    • celyn90
    • By celyn90 8th Sep 08, 5:26 AM
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    • 8th Sep 08, 5:26 AM
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    whatatwit - Happy wedding anniversary!

    I've drafted my e-mail about the other job and asked OH to have a look at it - he said he'd get it back to me as soon as he can - I'll send when he's had a look (and removed my negativity as I'm sometimes too tenative with this sort of thing). It's difficult to word as I've known the guy in a professional capacity for four years, so feel a bit awkward being so formal
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  • AussieLass
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    • 8th Sep 08, 5:30 AM
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    • 8th Sep 08, 5:30 AM
    It's our wedding anniversary today, I can honestly say that the sex 17 years ago was much better than it is now. We were at it like rabbits, the smiles on our faces in our wedding photo is on my facebook to prove it
    Originally posted by whatatwit
    Morning everyone,

    Moiliere Happy belated Birthday.
    Whatawit Happy Anniversary.

    I had a rather busy weekend. Went and got our chooks on Saturday. Here is a picture of them. Miss Polly is on the left & Bookie with the large deformed breasts is on the right. They laid on Sunday and today. Good girls right from the start.
    DD stayed over on Saturday night and we went to the pub on the other island for tea. They were having a Thai night. It was delicious.

    It was Father's Day yesterday so we had a family lunch. He got quite a bit of chocolate which I'm enjoying today. XDIL got called into work so we had to look after DGS last night. Today I've done baking this morning & washed etc. I decided to unpick my skirt :rolleyes: & the first dress :rolleyes:I made to fix them. Did I tell you that I'm a perfectionist :rolleyes: and it was just bugging me that they had faults. I'm a lot happier with the skirt now. Just started on the dress.

    Having DGS a lot this week. Wed, Thur & Fri nights so Ninny will be tired by the weekend. His hands are looking good. Well better sort out tea. I never feel like cooking tea if I've been baking a lot during the day. Hope you all have a lovely day. Byeeeeeeeeeeee
    Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia.


    • N9eav
    • By N9eav 8th Sep 08, 5:31 AM
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    • 8th Sep 08, 5:31 AM
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    • 8th Sep 08, 5:31 AM
    Morning folks.

    Looks fairly nice out there so far. Yesterday was not bad. I managed to get off work early and cut the grass, so felt good about that.

    Nice roast chicken dinner last night and then watched some carry on film. Felt though in the end as though I had wasted a good evening.

    Off to work soon. Monday...... Hopefully I can get caught up this week and get back on track.

    Cheers
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    • charlies_mum
    • By charlies_mum 8th Sep 08, 5:58 AM
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    • 8th Sep 08, 5:58 AM
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    • 8th Sep 08, 5:58 AM
    Morning all

    Kathy, happy birthday for yesterday

    Busy week here leading up to DS wedding. I have taken another unit in the retail centre where I already have 3 units, so I now have to do 2 or 3 days a week there We're hoping that the credit crunch will mean that more people will buy from us instead of the big shops. I sell greetings cards for 25p each, so am selling lots of them. Mind you, the larger Hallmark ones are 50p and one woman put one back as it was too expensive

    Chicken pie heated up in the Remoska later, and pasta for lunch. It feels really cool today, so will wrap up now and take Charlie out

    Have a great day everyone x
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    • Essex-girl
    • By Essex-girl 8th Sep 08, 6:00 AM
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    • 8th Sep 08, 6:00 AM
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    • 8th Sep 08, 6:00 AM
    Good Morning All

    Happy Anniversary Whatatwit

    Nice Chooks Aussie

    No rain here in Essex at the moment , think it might be dry all day so will aim to empty the washng basket.

    Office work mainly today and a small amount of ironing. Need to bake bread later for the kids packed lunches (this is going very well at the moment but need to try a different recipe - the one I made was too sweet & cakey).

    Off to Mr T's later with my 5 voucher - must make sure I only spend 30.

    Will post my menu plan on that thread later and stick to it all week. DS birthday at the end of the month so need to really watch the pennies.

    Need to go and wake up DD.

    Have a great day.
    x
    • poppyoscar
    • By poppyoscar 8th Sep 08, 6:01 AM
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    OMG! OMG!

    OH should be at the embassy right NOW!

    I have texted but no delivery report (I hope that means he's there - it's either that or he's still asleep!!! )

    Am praying and hoping our dream can come alive........

    Sorry can't concentrate to read the thread, but hugs all round. I'm like a cat on hot bricks!

    PO xx
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    • sistercas
    • By sistercas 8th Sep 08, 6:01 AM
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    morning all
    (((hugs))) to all that need/ want
    happy anniversary whatatwit
    hoping to have a quiet day suffering with my upper back its really painful I have had this several times and normally have to resort to physio but at 40 a session i am trying to resist, so sat with a hot water bottle on it.

    dry at the moment ( had a towel on the line for a week! cos it keeps getting drenched ) more rain forecast
    cannelloni for tea ( left over pancakes from yesterdays breakfast and left over spag bol from friday) how OS is that!
    hope everyone has a great day xx
    • sammyjig
    • By sammyjig 8th Sep 08, 6:02 AM
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    Morning all,

    whatatwit, happy anniversary.

    Dog woke me up early this morning. Need to decide what to hve for dinner, slow cooker I think as we have dog training tonight and need to go to hospital before we go.

    (((hugs))) for those who need or want one.

    Have a good day

    Sam xx
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    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 8th Sep 08, 6:09 AM
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    Good mornig everyone Very busy weekend (impromptu invitation for supper from friends on Saturday and a family birthday party on Sunday ). We came home from the party with a huge doggy bag, so it's salmon quiche, salads, bread rolls, chocolate roulade, lemon cheesecake for supper The meal plan is now all over the place - never mind, most meals can be delayed :rolleyes:

    Happy Anniversary to the Twits

    Aussie - love the chooks! Hope DGS is feeling better.

    DH went out yesterday evening, so I got my needlepoint out for the first time in ages I may need to get a magnifying lamp, though - I'm getting old, and my eyesight is getting worse

    It's overcast, but dry here, so I'm planning to get into the garden. The lawn needs mowing :rolleyes: and I have a fair bit of harvesting and tidying to do.

    OS jobs for today:
    • mow the lawn
    • ironing :rolleyes:
    • clear the grate and fill the wood basket
    • dust and hoover downstairs
    • ice cake
    • Scout accounts
    Have a great day, Penny. x
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    • redruby
    • By redruby 8th Sep 08, 6:11 AM
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    Morning all,

    Not raining here today, although I have just seen the weather and they have put out severe weather warnings for the rest of the week :rolleyes: , think I will try and get all my washing done today.

    DD slept in with me last night, as she had one of her migraines, she was sick several times and I wanted to keep an eye on her,OH got in her bed, where she was sick so much her stomach was empty and growling all night, so I made her cereal, with fruit and some toast this morning which she wolfed down, will start a diary of her migraines today so that I can show th Dr.

    We went out to the ploughing show yesterday, drove all the way there, only to find it had been cancelled :rolleyes: , nothing on the internet about it, and no signs along the way, so we took little dog out for a walk instead, and OH and I managed to pick about 3lbs of blackberrys, they were very few and far between, and it took us ages, so I have got some apple out of the freezer and will have a go at making some jam today.

    Roast lamb for dinner, had a quick pizza yesterday as we did not fancy a roast.

    Kathy glad you had a nice day yesterday xx

    Celyn, hugs to you, try to get some sleep, you will make yourself ill x

    Poppy, good luck to your OH today xx

    Happy Anniverary to the Twits

    Aussie, you are naughty , nice chooks xx

    Have good days all xx
  • troo
    Morning.

    Happy Anniversary to the Twits.

    Aussie, can't see the chooks at the mo so I've bookmarked the page and will have another peek when I've run Adaware, Ccleaner and Super-summat-or-other, I had this problem the other day with pics and once I'd run those programs it all worked again.

    We put the greenhouse frame together last night, it's in the middle of the garden at the mo. We can't put it in it's proper place til the leeks in the veg patch and the toms in the other greenhouse are finished. I can't wait to put the glass in.

    My smilies aren't working so this post looks a bit miserable lol.
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    • whatatwit
    • By whatatwit 8th Sep 08, 6:16 AM
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    Troo, the free fruit & veg amount in your sig looks impressive
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    • Squiggly Diddly
    • By Squiggly Diddly 8th Sep 08, 6:28 AM
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    Morning all,

    Happy Anniversary to the Twits - have a lovely day!!
    Mioliere, sounds like a really lovely day yesterday
    PoppyO, thinking of you & keeping fingers crossed for you & OH.
    Celyn, methinks you are working too hard..... try & take little "microbreaks" of a couple of minutes here & there, just to stop & breathe for a few minutes, focus on nothingness, rather than just keeping going non-stop....
    Redruby, what a pain about the show Hope your DD is feeling a bit better this morning, definitely keep the headache diary.

    Got to get a couple of tyres put on the car this morning, then hopefully across to Brighton Marina to meet some uni friends for coffee.
    Filled in millions of drawing pin (& other) holes in youngest DD's bedroom wall yesterday, made sudden decision it needs painting before her new wardrobe (and mine ) arrive in a couple of weeks and before I put her shelves up!!! If it stays dry over the next few days (some hope..) I will try & get my cabin painted with wood preservative too. Got sage green & cream.
    Better think about dinner later too & look in the freezer.

    Meantime, off to chivvy up DD's - oldest starts college properly today.
    Have a good day all (((((((((hugs)))))))))) for all those needing them.
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  • dubgirl
    Hello everyone, cant believe it, its not raining! whats happening!! Weather forecast predicts a dry day, hope so. did not want to get up this morning, always feel this way on a Monday and dreading what i am going into at work. Just feel like I am a hamster on a tread mill at the moment, but it pays the bills. Probably going to have meatballs tonight with spaghetti.
    Happy anniversary to the twits, hope you have a lovely celebration. Have a good day, duddles x
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    • donny-gal
    • By donny-gal 8th Sep 08, 6:46 AM
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    Morning Everyone

    Happy Anniversary The Twits

    Woke at 6am so put a load in the WM, now done and second due to go in, another one here expecting more rain in the week.

    Fingers crossed for returning builder today.

    ((hugs all round))
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  • anniebooklover
    Morning everyone

    Happy Anniversary to The Twits
    Mioliere glad you had such a nice day
    celyn please be careful you don't overdo things - you seem to working extremely long hours under a lot of pressure. ((hugs))
    poppyoscar hope your OH gets the result you want.

    Bookie with the large deformed breasts is on the right.
    Originally posted by AussieLass
    Aussie Glad the girls are earning their keep.

    W**k today for me and I'm on my own. So, I do not foresee a very busy day ahead - think of it as a sort of protest at being left on my own again.

    Remembered to put the BM on before bed last night so woke up to the smell of fresh bread. Yum. Will have some for breakfast shortly.

    I stayed up to get the result of the Murray v Nadal game. Could not believe that Murray won the match! Wonder if he can now beat Federer? :confused:

    Today is supposed to be the driest day this week so I think when I come home from w**k I will strip my bed and get the duvet set washed and *hopefully* dried on the line.

    (((hugs))) to all who need one and to all those MIA. Please post soon. Have a marvellous Monday. xx
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