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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 16th Mar 17, 6:19 AM
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    O/S Daily Thursday 16 March 2017
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    • 16th Mar 17, 6:19 AM
    O/S Daily Thursday 16 March 2017 16th Mar 17 at 6:19 AM
    O/S Daily Thursday 16 March 2017

    This is an !!!8220;over the garden fence!!!8221; type thread where we chat about everything Old Style and maybe a little bit more. It!!!8217;s a great, inspiring and motivating thread we start each day to discuss what Old Style things we!!!8217;re going to do today or what we!!!8217;ve achieved already. Everyone!!!8217;s welcome, please do come in, put your feet up (although check the fence hasn!!!8217;t just been painted first!) and join us for an Old Style natter. The more the merrier!

    As this is the Old Style Board, it would be appreciated if posts could include some Old Style content. Please be aware that many people may have small screens, or SLOW internet connections, so please don!!!8217;t post large pictures, or clip art !!!8211; links are preferred. When you make a post, if you feel like giving it a title, that will help others that don!!!8217;t have the time to read everything skim through the thread quickly but if not it's not a problem. 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.

    Morning everyone

    Hugs to those that want/need one x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

    DH up and gone to work stupid early, DS1 now getting ready for work and DS2 still in his pit, will wake him shortly.

    Dinner last night was HM quiche, (using up pastry, gammon and mushrooms from the fridge), egg fried rice dish with LO chicken from the fridge and peas, cous cous stuffed peppers roasted in the oven and onion rings - it was a bit of a mixture but used up several bits that would have been thrown away and was nice to have something different. Tonight again I'm not sure, I really haven't planned very well this week, so that is something I must do today/tomorrow as it's been difficult at night trying to organise a meal and I didn't spend any less at the SM so I'll have a look in the freezer to see what's in there and can make a plan for the coming week.

    I'm now on days off, and there seems to be a washing mountain, I'll get going with this shortly, although I've washed and put a load on the line 2 days already this week, hoping today I can do the same, although there looks to be very little wind, so it may not dry, we'll see. I'll be heading into town to visit the bank, building society and the butchers this morning. I'll then be coming home to get on with the "to do" list - which seems to be a rather big list this week!

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 16th Mar 17, 6:40 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    Thank you nmlc for starting the thread off this morning.
    It's forecast to be another fine day I think but it's a bit dark to see at the moment Hubby has left for work but he is tired as am I after a bad night with DD14. I hope she feels a bit better today and knows she is not on her own with this horrible illness. I doubt she will manage school and to be honest I want to keep a close eye on her for a while. I was very upset to hear that her 'voices' are telling her to kill herself but kept calm and just told her she was a worthwhile person who is very much loved. I really hope camhs can help us.

    My trip out yesterday was very successful and I even bumped into my mum and stepdad who were so pleased to see me in a 'proper' shop . She was on an easter egg mission as she has 12 grand children to buy for and they were only a £1 each in the store. My lovely CMHT lady let me unload some of my worries and has offered me phone support on Monday after DD14's appointment.

    I have my diabetic clinic today which I am dreading as although I have lost some weight since last time, my sugars have been horrible. The nurse is lovely though so hopefully she will just smack my hand and not be too cross. I wish I could get my head around not eating sugary food but when I am stressed it's the first thing I go for. Must try harder!

    My friend is coming to see me today so I will have a run around tidying up the living room. It will be lovely to see her as we haven't spent any time together for a few weeks due to illness. I am looking forward to making a pot of tea and setting the world to rights with her.

    Anyway, hope you all have a great day whatever you are up to, take care xx

    • tru
    • By tru 16th Mar 17, 6:47 AM
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    When I'm out with Scampi, I don't expect anyone to move or change their walk for us – it's actually more useful if they don't, I can use it as a lesson. But I also don't expect someone to deliberately go out of their way to follow us and speed up so they're almost on top of us. This man knows what Scampi's like (we've chatted about it) and always walks the same way with his dog – he's seen me change direction and calm Scampi down endless times - so I went the other way, next thing I knew he was behind us, Scampi was going out of his mind with panic and had twisted the lead around my finger, I thought it was going to dislocate. I had a little tantrum of my own, it wasn't pretty or the slightest bit ladylike – and I think the whole area heard me - but I doubt the man will ever come near us again. Idiot.

    I was useless when I got home, I use my left hand with the lead but had to grab the lead with my right hand as well, my hip and shoulder were pulled and were quite painful for a few hours. I'm very stiff this morning, not sure how I'm going to get anything done. And I still have a little dent near my knuckle where the metal ring on the lead dug in. I wouldn't wish an anxious, reactive dog on anyone but I wish all dog owners had to spend a day with one, they might be a bit more considerate and understanding. And not so bloody judgemental.

    Had some lovely birthday gifts yesterday and Little Mate bought a cake round. He wouldn't help me blow out the candles though, I had to do it by myself

    It cost £1 to get the car through the MOT, just needed a bulb.

    The phone cable has finally been wired back into the socket, I had a moment of “oh at last!” followed by “oh no, people can ring me now!”

    Little things make a big difference I think, so when it comes to other people I always pay attention to the details, rather than focusing on the big things that I can't usually help with. I don't get the same in return so I'm going to stop. I don't do anything to get something back but there does come a point where you think “hang on a minute......” I'm going to be selfish for a while and just concentrate on me.

    • Gers
    • By Gers 16th Mar 17, 6:48 AM
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    Morning everyone.

    Wide awake when I don't need to be! Slept well though so can't even nod off again.

    My defrosted and reheated liver and onions / bacon wasn't as nice as making it fresh. The reheating process made the liver tough and mostly unpleasant so I won't be doing that again. I'll root out the other tubs of it and use them up.

    My new speaker turned out to be a pain to set up even though it shouldn't have. I had to link it to the router and even then had to reboot the router to get it to work. Now it's playing away in the upstairs hall.

    I had a lovely chat with my farmer neighbour, he's busy with calving, 32 done with another 30 still to come. I really enjoyed the chat until we caused a traffic jam - one other car wanting past!

    Two more hours with the teens ahead of me today. Luckily my session is their second of the day so the persistently late-comer will be there already, mind you he didn't stay for it last week so who knows.

    I hope everyone has a good Thursday.
    Last edited by Gers; 16-03-2017 at 6:50 AM.
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 16th Mar 17, 6:51 AM
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    Morning All

    Hugs to you dumpling.

    Nothing much to report, I have a car full of rubbish from DDs new flat to take to the tip on my way to work, we managed to get quite a lot moved last night. We were so tired and hungry we stopped at McDs for something to eat - quite tasty but I had tummy ache in the night!

    Not much happening today, I've done the ironing already so I have something to wear for work.

    Belated birthday wishes tru, sorry I missed it.

    Sorry for the new speaker Gers!

    Hope everyone's ok, take care. XX
    Last edited by camelot1001; 16-03-2017 at 6:53 AM.
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 16th Mar 17, 6:53 AM
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    Good morning.
    Dumpling, I hope your daughter gets thd help that she needs, it is awful when our children are having a 'fragile' patcH, I know.

    tru, happy birthday, I think I am late with that.

    I felt quite unwell at work yesterday (backache from a now healed disc injury, every joint aching and inexplicably tired) so I gave up and used some of my time owed to take the afternoon off. My back feels a bit better, I did my exercises, but I have woken up with a streaming nose and sore eyes so they are probably all connected. I feel miserable and cross with the world, which is unjustified.

    I've things to do, so quite soon I will mobilise my bum. Two or three loads of washing, a bit of ironing (Hester don't look), kitchen and bathroom and the usual cleaning round. It does not all have to be done today and I did the washbasin and loo last night though not the bath, other surfaces or floor.

    I hope everyone has a good day
    Last edited by ancientofdays; 16-03-2017 at 6:57 AM.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • lonewhitewolf
    • By lonewhitewolf 16th Mar 17, 6:54 AM
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    Morning all x
    Thanks nmlc for starting us off.
    Dumpling I do the same thing when I'm stressed reach for the sugary stash.

    It's a real pain logging every drink and food that I eat and every twinge ect bit has to be done. I didn't realise I was having so many twinges as I tend to just brush it off and get on with it.

    DD2 had the docs yesterday and he has given her some strong painkillers for her back which has not been the same since the car accident so hopefully they will help.
    Had DD1 and DGD round yesterday and they stayed for dinner. Fish pie for DD1 and chicken nuggets for DGD. Did DGD a pudding of icecream marshmallows chocolate chips popping candy and chocolate sauce so she went home hyper (permit me an evil grin mwhaaa)
    Managed to save a portion of the fish pie for the freezer and have decided that we will have the curry tonight as it's just me and DH eating at home. Might see if I can find a recipe for nan bread later.
    Need to do the ironing this morning but will have breakfast first.
    Anyhoo better get on.
    Hugs to all in need xx
    Bright Blessings xx
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 16th Mar 17, 7:09 AM
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    Hard Up Hester
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    Morning all
    I did not want to get out of bed this morning and now I am running late!
    Have a good day everyone.
    Hugs Hester
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • redruby
    • By redruby 16th Mar 17, 7:13 AM
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    Morning all,

    Very foggy here which probably means it will be another lovely day, I had turned the heating off at the beginning of march but I think we still need it on for a while in the mornings as it feels very cold here this morning.

    Off to work for me today at the other site which will be much quieter and wil give me an easier day.

    Tru I am so sorry I missed your Birthday, hope you had a great day xx

    Dumping hugs to you and your dd's xx

    Kiev and chips and peas for dinner so nothing too taxing there, just shove in the oven.

    Right better get on have good days all xx
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 16th Mar 17, 7:23 AM
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    Morning folks and thanks NMLC. Rather gloomy outside but rain not forecast till later this afternoon.

    Rubbish night again. Wide awake at 1.00, eventually dozed fitfully and wide awake again at 4.00. Managed to doze again and come 6.00 I could have turned over and gone back to sleep! Sod's law eh?!

    Nothing too taxing planned for today - until the 3 DGDs arrive from swimming/diving for tea and sleepover! Thankfully DD can take them tonight and face the ordeal of showering and hairwashing in a sauna-like changing room! As usual a Bolognese bake or Lasagne has been requested so the mince is out defrosting in readiness. I shall make it this morning and then just pop in the oven to warm up.

    In between times it will be a pottering day, catching up on the odd jobs that keep getting postponed, as they do too often these days!

    DUMPLING it must be so hard for you watching your DD's suffer. My thoughts are with you. LWW, hopefully the log of food intake and subsequent aches and pains will lead to a diagnosis and cure for you, Good luck.

    Have a good day all and (HUGS) for all the poorlies, worried or sad who want one. Take care xx Whoops, a belated Happy Birthday from me too TRU!
    Last edited by TravellingAbuela; 16-03-2017 at 7:25 AM.
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    • tiredmum2
    • By tiredmum2 16th Mar 17, 8:20 AM
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    Morning all
    Tru I too missed your birthday sorry so i have made 2 cakes for you
    I get what you mean as Dolly is reactive and there is a woman here who follows you with her dog and Dolly wears a yellow bandana saying nervous dog what more can we do ? I hope your joints feel better after being pulled about
    Dumpling hugs you are doing great and others are seeing the progress x
    Not much to tell will be off to dog socialisation later then cleaning as DD2 is home for her belated birthday celebrations
    Dinner cheese n mushroom omelette n salad
    Have a great day whatever you are up to
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 16th Mar 17, 8:23 AM
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    Good morning chums and a belated Happy Birthday to Tru.
    Gorgeous morning this morning and the sun is up and its looking like it may be here for the day My gardener comes this morning so I will have a neat and tidy lawn ,bless him he is such a nice chap and keeps the garden so neat and tidy.
    This afternoon I have a group coordinators meeting for U3A as I help to run two of the interest groups,so its tea and biscuits and a chat about how the branch is doing .We have over 300 members and 41 different interest groups going at the moment which is really good as we are a relatively young branch and only 4 years old.So a busy day ahead.I enjoyed the salmon from the freezer last night and also used up some of the frozen spinach as well as some cauliflower. Think tonight I may dig out some sausages from the freezer and have with mash and beans, probably use one of the onion sauces from my stash as well .
    I am really getting on with not buying anything else in and using up stuff I already have in stock. I have a few really busy days coming up so its doubly useful that I don't need to go anywhere near the shops also
    Right time to get a wriggle on as DGS Mikey wants some HM biscuits for when he comes home from school this afternoon so I am going to make some cinnamon flavoured melting moments as they are so quick and easy to knock up, my gardener will probably like a few with his cuppa as well
    Have a great day chums what ever you are doing

    Cheers JackieO xx
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    • Judi
    • By Judi 16th Mar 17, 8:31 AM
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    Morning all,

    sorry I missed your birthday too. Good job I didn't miss my daughters though as it was yesterday too.

    Been up an hour already. Hounds been fed, watered and De pooped. Hubby is still in the land of nod.

    Not sure what today will bring but tonight I'm sure of.

    Onwards and forwards

    Have a great day all
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    • karcher
    • By karcher 16th Mar 17, 8:37 AM
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    Dumpling So so sorry your DD is suffering so much. I hope getting help will see an improvement. My heart bleeds for you it really awful to watch your child suffer and feel helpless and unable to 'mend' them. Take good care of yourself too xx

    Tru belated birthday wishes

    Not much to say for myself this morning but I hope everyone has a good day. Take care all
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    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 16th Mar 17, 8:44 AM
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    Good morning chums,

    Surprisingly dry here in Glasgow this morning. Doesn't look like it'll last though.

    Thank you all for your kind wishes yesterday. I put my bid in yesterday afternoon and I received a message from the seller asking when I would be looking to move in. I take that as a good sign. As I'm living with the parents and don't have a house to sell, I'm flexible and told her I'm happy to work to her timeline. I'll keep you all updated.

    Yesterday evening, as I do every Wednesday, I had football. The £3.50 it costs was going to ruin my NSD but I forgot my wallet so I didn't pay (double next week). So another NSD - woohoo!

    No plans this evening. Chill with a side of chill.

    Dumpling - You and me both on the sugar issue. It gets laughed at, but I genuinely believe I'm addicted. I'm trying by best to cut down. Really is bad for you.
    Tru - A belated happy birthday!!!
    AoD - Hope you feel better soon.
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    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 16th Mar 17, 8:55 AM
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    Dumpling, I hope DD gets the help she needs and deserves. I don't blame you for reaching for the sweets, especially chocolate which has been proven to have a mood lifting affect (that's my excuse anyway). Sorry, I didn't mean to be flippant, I really do feel for you, having had a taste of what you're going through when DS was suffering from work related stress a few years ago.

    Tru, I was annoyed I'd missed that it was your birthday but it seems I'm not the only one so you must have kept it quiet - happy birthday for yesterday. It's mine tomorrow and I'm feeling decidedly meh about it. DH has taken the day off and keeps asking what I want to do - I have no idea and would rather it was a normal day.

    I had quite a productive day yesterday so I'm going to try and keep the momentum going, which means I need to sign off and get going.
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 16th Mar 17, 8:57 AM
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    Belated Happy Birthday wishes to TRU
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 16th Mar 17, 8:58 AM
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    Morning (((((((((( hugs )))))))))) if you need one. Dumpling, I do so hope your daughter gets the help she needs.

    Horrendous night, woke at one to go to the toilet, it was 5 am last time I looked at the clock, nothing spoiling, so I am having a long lie.

    Nice visit with friends yesterday, they are off on their travels again this weekend. When they get back it's the Easter bible club for the children. The big marquee is up at the back of the chapel.

    No real plans for today, might do a bit more sewing, will see.

    Cooking frittata for supper tonight.
    • Gers
    • By Gers 16th Mar 17, 10:07 AM
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    Tru - firstly for yesterday. It's good to read that you had a good day.

    Secondly - I was watching Crufts the other night and saw harnesses and leads with messages for other pedestrians. I'm not sure if this link takes you to the ones I saw as these are leads. Under the info for the leads are links to harnesses. The website for the ones I saw Yellow Dog is being very slow to load for me so perhaps you can try it though there seems to be a load of others out there. IN EDIT - yellow dog is not the site I saw on Crufts!

    Weather has turned very nasty indeed and I'm about to go out. My mother always told me that I was sweet enough to melt in the rain!
    Last edited by Gers; 16-03-2017 at 4:42 PM.
    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 16th Mar 17, 1:19 PM
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    Afternoon all.
    Tru belated birthday wishes
    Went to Al*i this morning for fruit and milk mainly, and still spent £30! But in my defence I did buy some tinned goods/ jars ready for our holiday.
    Not doing much else today until this evening when I shall go with DD to watch DGS in his school Eisteddfod. Apparently he's in the country dancing team! I hope it doesn't go on for hours as I'm having trouble with my stomach again, everything I eat makes me feel sick, so I'm back on the tablets and they have unfortunate side effects.( wind )
    Hugs to all that need them and enjoy the rest of Thursday.
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