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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 18th May 17, 6:06 AM
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    O/S Daily Thursday 18 May 2017
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    • 18th May 17, 6:06 AM
    O/S Daily Thursday 18 May 2017 18th May 17 at 6:06 AM
    O/S Daily Thursday 18 May 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

    Light cloud with sun trying to break through, very wet underfoot, laying water everywhere but at least it's stopped raining.

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

    Dinner last night was beef stew and dumplings, potatoes and veg, victoria sponge for those that wanted some. Tonight I'm not sure what we're having but will organise it on my way back from town, I need to visit the building society and bank then have a nail appointment and will stop off at MrL on the way home, or I'll visit the butchers whilst in town.

    I have all the normal chores to do today, and loads of washing, I'll be putting as much out on the line as possible, and some in the TD as there's so much - I won't be able to get it all line dried if I don't use the TD to some extent, not ideal but needs must. Housework needs doing, there will be ironing etc too. Will just potter along and get it done.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 18th May 17, 6:11 AM
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    Morning all, thank you for starting us off nmlc.

    About to get ready and head out, the last few weeks have been a bit of a chalegend.

    Looks as though it will be the dry day promised by the met office (famous last words) so towels are in the machine and OH can hang them out for me.

    Nelski, will be thinking of you today.
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    • FurryBeastOz
    • By FurryBeastOz 18th May 17, 6:17 AM
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    Morning all. About to head out to PT.

    Nelski My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Have a great day everyone.
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    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 18th May 17, 6:29 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    Yay, it's not raining and it promises to be a nice day today. We have no meetings or appointments so we are going to have a lovely chilled day. My eldest DD is coming round this morning so it will be lovely to sit down and have a cup of tea with her. My grandson is poorly too so he may come with his mum or stay at home with his stepdad.

    DD15 has more exams today so she is in the shower getting ready and hopefully being calm. She wasn't very nice to me the other day but I am putting it down to the stresses of this time of year and trying not to take it personally.

    I called a towel amnesty as the girls have taken all the best ones and put them in their rooms. I now have an enormous pile of towels to wash and dry but at least me and hubby won't be trying to dry ourselves on a face flannel .

    I've taken some turkey meatballs out of the freezer for tea. I will cook them in a tomato and basil sauce and serve with wholewheat spaghetti, cue the moaning. I don't care, it is better for me to have 'brown' pasta and rice and I don't personally think it tastes much different. Anyway, there is always toast available for the whingers, yes DD15, I'm looking at you .

    Nelski, still thinking of you and your family and sending you a big hug x

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

    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 18th May 17, 6:31 AM
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    • 18th May 17, 6:31 AM
    Morning All

    Overcast this morning but it should clear and be a lovely afternoon like yesterday.

    Went for a lovely walk, had a coffee (and cake) after work, I was very hot when I got in so had a shower and put my pjs on. Caught up on a TV programme and that was about it!

    Work is incredibly busy, there are interviews on Tuesday for another member of staff, hope they choose someone who isn't workshy like the chap that we have, he's worse than a man down.

    Anyway, I'm off for a swim before work, hope everyone is well. Take care. XX
    • Gers
    • By Gers 18th May 17, 6:43 AM
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    Good morning everyone.

    The promised / threatened rain didn't transpire yesterday after all, today could be the day for it.

    My chicken stir fry yesterday wasn't too exciting or tasty so I'll need to jazz it up a bit for today's meal. Chicken sometimes feels like just a base for other flavours.

    Today is another two hour session of work then I want to look at a new hairdressering salon in the next town down. The one I go to now is closing down and the chap is 'moving' to his garage to work. Think it's because of sharp rises in business rates and rent, he's got a large salon but only two staff so everyone rattles around inside. I'm not keen on going to a garage!

    Now I have to get myself up. Thinking of those in pain, I hope everyone has a happy Thursday.
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 18th May 17, 6:48 AM
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    Morning folks and what a glorious one it is too. Brilliant blue sky and sunshine and forecast to last all day. Pity we aren't about to enjoy it!

    It's a flying visit from me. DGDs to get up, feed and take to school, then half an hour to tidy round and get the 9.30 bus to town to start the trek to Leeds Oncology for Mr TA's monthly injection. (The first of the 4 appts in 6 days that he has)

    I have a pan of Bolognese on the go to make the customary Thursday Pasta Bolognese Bake for when they come back tonight for another sleepover. Could do without them after a tiring day to and fro Leeds but hey ho. And I don't like letting DD down when she has to work the early shift next day.

    Oh well better throw myself in the shower and sort myself out before the chose starts. Have a good day folks and (HUGS) to those in need. Thinking of NELSKI. Take care all xx
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    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 18th May 17, 7:03 AM
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    Morning all
    Hugs to all those in need especially Nelski
    My house is beginning to resemble Steptoe's yard, with assorted strange Items hanging around awaiting collection. I'm also drowning in paperwork, tenancy agreements, deposit security scheme and lots of other bumf.
    I've booked myself on a helmsman course to see if I can master steering the boat, at least long enough for Captain Hot Stuff to use the toilet! Only problem is it's during work time so I'll have to ask for time off, that will go down well, not.
    It's sunny here today which means the students will be calmer, they go loopy in the rain, snow and particularly in the wind, strange but true.
    Have a good day everyone.
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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 18th May 17, 7:14 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    (hugs) to those that need one, and a special one for Nelski.

    A much brighter start to the day than yesterday, it does make me feel much more cheerful.

    Today will be the second day running that I am being taken out for lunch, and I am really looking forward to that. It is nice to have a couple of days off from cooking and be treated.

    I have just realised that it is another bank holiday next weekend, it has crept up on me a bit too quickly. I always get confused during May with the two bank holiday Mondays. The second one I traditionally have my brother and his family over, this is something that we have done for over 30 years now. This year is the first year since my niece was born that it will just be him and his partner. Both my niece and nephew have to work this year. On the plus side it is much easier when there are only two guests to feed, not so many likes and dislikes to think about. I think they want cottage pie which is nice and easy and doesn!!!8217;t cost much to make so it won!!!8217;t be difficult.

    I need to get a bit of hand washing done in a minute, and then a quick vacuum round and that will be the extent of the housework for today.

    I hope that you all have as good a day as possible. Take care x
    • redruby
    • By redruby 18th May 17, 7:14 AM
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    Morning all

    Nice bright day here after it rained all day yesterday, mind you the garden did need it !

    Off to work for me today but at the other quieter site which is rare for me so it should be a nice quiet day hopefully.

    Something and chips for dinner tonight I think there are some fish cakes in the freezer will go and have a look after this.

    Need to do a wash tonight and have a tidy through.

    I won a vintage habitat photographers lamp on ebay last night, its very beautiful and will go lovely in the study next to my dads chair.

    Ok better get on have good days all xx

    Hugs to Nels xx
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 18th May 17, 7:16 AM
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    Morning all

    Thanks again for the continued support and hugs...I showed mum all your posts yesterday and she had a little tear at how kind you all are

    Nothing to report Im afraid...he is very sedated now so our visits are quite short as they just upset mum too much. I was very conscious of what some of you said re his hearing so made sure we all gave him some lovely messages to take with him. The nurse says we have 2 days left ish but knowing dad that could stretch on ...I hope it doesn't I really do he needs to sleep now not keep fighting to stay here

    Washed all dads hospital clothes this morning and will get on the line before we head off. Not sure what Im going to do with them it seems wrong to shove them in a charity bag but of course he wont need them again. Wonder what everyone else has done on here with relatives clothes? I know I am thinking ahead he hasn't even gone yet but I am finding the thought of the next week or so (when my brother of course heads back to sunny France) very overwhelming. This morning I was awake at 3 planning his funeral

    Lunch yesterday was at Dads favourite pub which was mediocre to say the least ..I had a chicken curry which tasted like bisto with some chilli chucked in even mum said the food had gone downhill.
    Oh to not have to go to lunch and just eat something from my own stock but for now this is helping mum and gives us all a chance to chat about stuff too.

    Thanks again for being there and being so lovely you are special people for sure xx
    • tru
    • By tru 18th May 17, 7:19 AM
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    Thinking of you Nels xx

    It rained all day yesterday, Scampi spent most of the day on the sofa. I pottered about until miss tru came home for lunch, then we both joined him on the sofa for the rest of the afternoon

    The sun is shining so we'll go for a walk at about 9.30am, once the roads are quiet. I have some work to do this morning, that'll keep me busy til lunchtime. The weather has been great for the garden, I have lots of spinach and salad leaves to pick. And the houseplants have got out of hand lately, so I'll be spending the afternoon trying to control things in pots

    • Floss
    • By Floss 18th May 17, 7:36 AM
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    Nelski my FiL & MiL's (both in their 80's) clothes all went to their local Salvation Army branch for distribution within their wider area. Maybe that is possible near your parents' home?
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 18th May 17, 7:39 AM
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    Morning (((((((((( hugs)))))))))) if you need one, especially Nelski and her family. Such a difficult time for you all.

    Really getting cheesed off with the BP thing, being tethered to it for 3 hours morning and evening is no fun. Tomorrow it will not get done in the morning, we have to leave here just after 7.30. Will be travelling through the rush hour on the M roads round Birmingham.

    It looks to be a sunny morning, so towels in the washer later, also need to flick the duster round and Hoover the carpet. The kitchen floor could do with cleaning too.

    Spaghetti Bol tonight, have tha sauce to cook, need to get the mince out of the freezer.
    • karcher
    • By karcher 18th May 17, 8:05 AM
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    Just a quick post from me as I'm running late.

    Nelski thinking of you and hope your dad's passing is peaceful.

    Regarding your dad's clothes etc, my advice would be to not do anything now as emotions are so raw. You and your mum can decide those things later. Sometimes you feel so helpless and just need to do 'something' but there is plenty of time to make decisions like that and not act in haste and maybe have regrets later.

    Look after yourself my friend xxxx
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    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 18th May 17, 8:08 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Quick post as the internet connection in the holiday cottage is very hit and miss! Not a huge problem in the whole scale of things and it's a lovely cottage otherwise, beds are a bit hard but that is down to personal taste.

    Having a lovely time despite the downpour yesterday, we have been to Stratford and saw all the Shakespearean sights, we especially enjoyed Anne Hathaways cottage. This morning we have woken up to sunshine so are heading out to Broadway and Bourton on the Water, hopefully it won't be too busy.

    Take care folks, especially Nelski I was in your position just a few months ago and it is so very hard, please take care of yourself x
    • caronc
    • By caronc 18th May 17, 8:59 AM
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    Good morning everyone, thanks to nmlc for starting the thread and hugs to anyone that needs one.
    Nelski - thinking of you and your family.

    The threatened rain turned out to be a light shower as I was heading to bed so I could have got the weedkiller down. Nevermind the forcast is good for today until tomorrow evening so that will be today's job. I got a few bits done in the garden and finished the hanging baskets so it is very slowly beginning to take shape another month or so of pottering should get it to the point where I can sit back and enjoy it apart from watering and deadheading.

    Hope everyone has a good day x
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    • Judi
    • By Judi 18th May 17, 9:07 AM
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    Morning all,

    Nelski Grief is such a personal thing. Be guided by your Mother. When Dad died I hung my Dad's coat and cap in his wardrobe before Mom walked in the house but she noticed immediately and gave me a right earbashing for doing so. Now when Mom died my brother cleared her meagre possessions within hours. His way of dealing with it I suppose. The charity shop would be my method of choice I think. Couldn't bear to throw them away but couldn't run the risk of seeing someone in them.

    Beautiful day here in Devon. Day 3 looks promising. Heading out to Woolacombe today. Love it there.

    Onwards and forwards

    Have a great day all
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    • RosyRed
    • By RosyRed 18th May 17, 10:08 AM
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    Morning all.

    Lovely day here,just had a lovely walk & didnt pass another soul.I'm off to school to help later but want to have a tidy round and a bit more sewing if possible.Hm pizza for tea tonight but need to get some cheese on my way home.
    Just been having a look at the plants coming up in the front garden,blooming snails have decapitated a lupin bloom

    Nelski,hugs to you all. We took my Dads clothes to various charity shops,he had a lot of clothes. He would have approved,both parents loved mooching about in CS .My 2 brothers wanted to do it while we were waiting for the funeral as they took time off work then.They didnt want to leave it all for me as I dont drive so it would've been difficult.Mum had passed away 3 years before Dad.Actually, being in our childhood home together and finding things from years ago did bring us closer,we even managed to smile about some of them even though we were so sad,but its a horrible thing to have to do and you have my sympathy.Some people can't bear to sort things so quickly,we are all different.Your Mum will have her own feelings on what to do as well.Youre doing a grand job of supporting her,take care of you too though xx
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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 18th May 17, 11:48 AM
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    Hello everyone,
    Haven't managed to get on for a couple of days but have been reading along.
    Speky - hope the moving in went okay and that you are enjoying your own space x
    csarina - my mum had 24hours of having a BP monitor strapped on - not fun, and no sleep as it went off every three hours! Not good for the BP!
    Nelski - I hope yout Dad's passing is as peaceful as can be, so sorry x I can't offer advice on his clothes etc. as I am still lucky enough to have both my parents. My sister is just now sorting out my nephews effects after his death in November. His shoes and shirts have come to my eldest son, to kit him out for work. She wanted them to be used and not given away, but he was only 21, so it's such a different situation.

    Work has been really frantic this week, but I'm hoping to leave early today. Went to see Adam Ant last night at the Albert Hall. He is my childhood crush and I first saw him in 1982, and have seen him 5 times in the last 6 years. He is a great performer. Late night though - I got home at 12.10am and was up at 6am for work. Had to have a coffee on the train (which I never do as I'm so tight!!!) which was much needed.

    Dinner tonight is chilli con carne. Last night DH and the children had to fend for themselves with a 'make your own omelette' night and rather enjoyed it. Must do that more often (if you have an egg, then you have a meal).

    Will be doing some washing tonight and having a relaxing evening.
    Have a good day all,
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