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    • parsniphead
    • By parsniphead 5th Jun 16, 4:45 PM
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    The end of procrastination and disorganisation.......
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    • 5th Jun 16, 4:45 PM
    The end of procrastination and disorganisation....... 5th Jun 16 at 4:45 PM
    .............and the above are the reasons for virtually all of my problems in the past and present, be it debt, weight, careers and the state of the house.

    I have plans, big plans which I don't have time to pop on here right now, but I intend to use this diary to sort me out once and for all.

    It's going to be fun.....a real step into the unknown.

    I can't wait.
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    • Cherryfudge
    • By Cherryfudge 11th Feb 18, 5:38 PM
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    Cherryfudge
    Go for the pillar box red hair - bet it would look great!

    As for kitchens, we had a cupboard fall off the wall in ours last night. I had only just painted the bit next to it... and under the paint and thick lining paper you can see the walls are uneven and have lots of irregular little circles where the tiles fell off! We replaced the electrics, so there are also patches of unmatching plaster where cables were channelled in, and we replaced the outside door which has put such stress on the adjoining wall that the plaster fell off! Apart from that it's just overstuffed and in need of decorating.
    • parsniphead
    • By parsniphead 11th Feb 18, 5:40 PM
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    I think we had the same teacher. Don't worry about the 150 blank pages, they are a call to creative people to fill them up somehow. What the teacher didn't recognise is that some blank space is helpful to see the creative work properly. What else are full stops for?

    I wouldn't get too hung up on whether you procrastinate and don't organise... in my opinion procrastination is about a natural reluctance to leave the comfortable to face the uncomfortable, it's not who you are. When life gets tough we naturally tend to go to safe places, whether those are in our heads or in inactivity/displacement activities. I am particularly good at displacement activites. Narrowly missed the Olympic Team for it, in fact, but that's okay: I put off my practice so often my heart clearly wasn't in it.

    As for living in our heads, that's because we are creative.

    Hugs and support for this hard time in your life xx
    Originally posted by Cherryfudge
    I know what you mean about procrastination cherry but it really gets on my nerves at times.

    I will ways be a dreamer though. I just don't want another 30 years to pass and realise I spent so much time dreaming I forgot to do stuff.

    I'm just at a funny age. If I were male I may be chasing 20 year old girls.
    My mini challenge: pay off MBNA by 31/08/18. 233.10/502 46.43%
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    Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Cherryfudge
    • By Cherryfudge 11th Feb 18, 5:42 PM
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    Don't mess with your hair until you feel better!!!!
    Originally posted by doingitanyway
    Actually I'd agree with you if it's anything permanent. At least with hair it grows out eventually if you need it to, but in my case that would take a very long time.

    Aren't there spray in colours though? No harm in those unless you mind your bathroom changing colour. Ours has been a faint shade of neon green since DS went on a Halloween Park Run.
    • doingitanyway
    • By doingitanyway 11th Feb 18, 5:45 PM
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    Ours has been a faint shade of neon green since DS went on a Halloween Park Run.
    Originally posted by Cherryfudge
    This is funny
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    • Cherryfudge
    • By Cherryfudge 11th Feb 18, 5:45 PM
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    I know what you mean about procrastination cherry but it really gets on my nerves at times.

    I will ways be a dreamer though. I just don't want another 30 years to pass and realise I spent so much time dreaming I forgot to do stuff.

    I'm just at a funny age. If I were male I may be chasing 20 year old girls.
    Originally posted by parsniphead
    It depends what it is you procrastinate about? Other people's agendas, achieving your most cherished dreams or clearing the way to start on those dreams - those are all very different. Digging out our motivations is a lengthy process in itself but I think it can pay off.
    • parsniphead
    • By parsniphead 11th Feb 18, 5:48 PM
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    Don't mess with your hair until you feel better!!!!

    Do the loose women lack class I didn't know. But isn't Gloria Honeybunch one of them? She is classy. No? I must confess i don't watch them but they talk about life and drink tea? no?

    I know what you mean about not getting things done...I never seem to get to the end of my dishes...

    My 18 year old self was a complete idiot. I am glad we are no longer equated That said I preferred her boobs

    Keep posting parsniphead. I miss your funny wisdom
    Originally posted by doingitanyway
    I didn't have any boobs. Two asprin on an ironing board , not now though. Along with fat came boobs.
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    • parsniphead
    • By parsniphead 11th Feb 18, 5:50 PM
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    Actually I'd agree with you if it's anything permanent. At least with hair it grows out eventually if you need it to, but in my case that would take a very long time.

    Aren't there spray in colours though? No harm in those unless you mind your bathroom changing colour. Ours has been a faint shade of neon green since DS went on a Halloween Park Run.
    Originally posted by Cherryfudge
    This is funny
    Originally posted by doingitanyway
    Bathroom needs decorating. It's a thought. Kill two birds with one stone.
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    • doingitanyway
    • By doingitanyway 11th Feb 18, 5:56 PM
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    Bathroom needs decorating. It's a thought. Kill two birds with one stone.
    Originally posted by parsniphead
    Even funnier
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    • Cherryfudge
    • By Cherryfudge 11th Feb 18, 6:13 PM
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    Dead birds on neon green is an original idea for a bathroom. Stick with the pillar box red.
    • in need of direction
    • By in need of direction 11th Feb 18, 6:21 PM
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    my 18 year self old self was married to a numpty, mother of two and too naive to see what a numpty i was married to while thinking i knew it all
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    Current weight loss RUBBISH need to refocus
    determined to stop defining myself by my mistakes.
    Progress not perfection.
    • abba1772
    • By abba1772 11th Feb 18, 7:31 PM
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    my 18 year self old self was married to a numpty, mother of two and too naive to see what a numpty i was married to while thinking i knew it all
    Originally posted by in need of direction

    You just described my 18 year old self
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    • parsniphead
    • By parsniphead 12th Feb 18, 7:01 PM
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    Married at 18. I struggled with getting married at 38. I thought I was too young. At 18 I was hanging around the local rock/indiemusic venue drooling over very beautiful, long haired boys. Mmm.... will just have a reminise for afew moments.

    Good for nothing now.
    My mini challenge: pay off MBNA by 31/08/18. 233.10/502 46.43%
    Total outstanding consumer debt - 333.10/ 7864.52 4.23%
    Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • in need of direction
    • By in need of direction 13th Feb 18, 10:14 PM
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    in need of direction
    i'm now struggling with the thought of getting married at 50!
    Mortgage at 01.01.14 119,481.83 today 75,268.93, target 65,000 by 31/12/18 Offset fund today 247.27 target 5,500 by 31/12/18
    Emergency fund 0.7/5.5k & 200/200 cash.
    Current weight loss RUBBISH need to refocus
    determined to stop defining myself by my mistakes.
    Progress not perfection.
    • boxofpaws
    • By boxofpaws 17th Feb 18, 5:03 PM
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    If you lot were anything like loose women I would NOT be reading.
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    • parsniphead
    • By parsniphead 19th Feb 18, 4:44 PM
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    i'm now struggling with the thought of getting married at 50!
    Originally posted by in need of direction
    I thought it was just me being odd.

    If you lot were anything like loose women I would NOT be reading.
    Originally posted by boxofpaws
    Neither would I.

    First day of the half term holidays today. I have managed to get some sorting out done and have noticed I'm getting a little more ruthless. Lots to carry on with though.

    I was going to take DS out but he has another cold. Will it ever end.

    Hopefully we will have one dry day. I'm desperate to get out into the garden.

    And that's about as exciting as I get at the moment apart from continuing mid life crisis. sorry.
    My mini challenge: pay off MBNA by 31/08/18. 233.10/502 46.43%
    Total outstanding consumer debt - 333.10/ 7864.52 4.23%
    Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • redofromstart
    • By redofromstart 19th Feb 18, 7:43 PM
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    Happy half term PH. Did I miss the detail on the mid life crisis
    • doingitanyway
    • By doingitanyway 19th Feb 18, 7:50 PM
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    Hopefully we will have one dry day. I'm desperate to get out into the garden.
    Originally posted by parsniphead
    Ooh me too Parsnip. Is it too early to prune?
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    • redofromstart
    • By redofromstart 19th Feb 18, 8:05 PM
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    Ooh me too Parsnip. Is it too early to prune?
    Originally posted by doingitanyway
    Depends what you are pruning? Ok for roses I think, not for hydrangeas.
    • parsniphead
    • By parsniphead 19th Feb 18, 8:52 PM
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    Happy half term PH. Did I miss the detail on the mid life crisis
    Originally posted by redofromstart
    Thanks. Nope you didn't miss the detail. I'm far too embarrassed to detail it at the moment. I'm sure it would give everyone a huge laugh though. A story of lust lost, choking on pizza and feeling generally sorry for myself.


    Ooh me too Parsnip. Is it too early to prune?
    Originally posted by doingitanyway
    Not much to prune in my garden at the moment. It just needs a very big clear up and a big of organising. By the way I'm a very slapdash gardener and just tend to throw things in and hack away as needed. Don't take any advice from me.

    Depends what you are pruning? Ok for roses I think, not for hydrangeas.
    Originally posted by redofromstart

    My hydrangeas were attacked in the autumn. I'm surprised they have survived so many years.
    My mini challenge: pay off MBNA by 31/08/18. 233.10/502 46.43%
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    Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • redofromstart
    • By redofromstart 19th Feb 18, 9:15 PM
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    Hydrangeas are one of the few things I do know, the rest I just make up as I go along. I'm a big fan of cut a third of everything out and hope for the best.
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