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    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 31st Dec 17, 7:35 PM
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    Mooloo’s Managing it in 2018
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    • 31st Dec 17, 7:35 PM
    Mooloo’s Managing it in 2018 31st Dec 17 at 7:35 PM
    My previous threads here have been about my struggles etc bringing up my family and now my Granddaughter, building a business on little funds and a lot of faith.
    Titles suggested often are linked to my sewing, but this year I want to be different. No more Struggle!

    This year is all about Managing it!
    Getting on top of the hiccups and the pitfalls.
    Managing to say NO more often.
    Managing to cut my Debts.
    Managing to raise my Income levels.
    Managing to make my Business even better.
    Managing to block time for the things I want to do.
    Managing to create a better home life.
    Managing to raise above the fire fighting and being ready to tackle issues before the fire.

    So here is the start.
    I am due to go out celebrating the New Year this evening with my BF, and Welcome Home my DGD tomorrow.
    I will expand on my goals and plans over the next few days, and follow through the next 12 months.
    See you along the way.
    Without my fellow MSE!!!8217;ers I probably would have had a much tougher ride than I had.

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    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 08-05-2018 at 10:27 AM.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th May 18, 7:23 PM
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    Glad thay you have had a good day.
    Good news on the free advertising
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **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.
    • thorsoak
    • By thorsoak 11th May 18, 8:49 PM
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    Make sure that you have an "appointment" for about half an hour after ex BF comes to collect his stuff - you don't need any more post-mortems or grand reunions, Mooloo .....onwards and upwards - you deserve far far better than someone who can blow as hot and cold as he does!
    • BrassicWoman
    • By BrassicWoman 11th May 18, 9:03 PM
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    I'd see if Biggest can be available on EXBF collecting thngs day, or one of your friends. Just to discourage chat!
    Jan 18 grocery challenge £105.13/ £150
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 12th May 18, 7:47 AM
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    I think Biggest has her hands full with all the children. But I will make sure I don't drawer things out.
    I have to take Dgd to work today as I cannot expect Biggest to have yet another child at the moment.
    After work I will still be working as I have not been able to Sew much while serving. But I knew that and I will just bring home what I can.
    At least Dgd can then go out to play while I work.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 12th May 18, 10:24 AM
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    Great news about the publicity Go Mooloo! Go Mooloo! *waves pompoms*
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th May 18, 10:40 AM
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    Hope you have a good day.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **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.
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 12th May 18, 5:57 PM
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    Bf (ExBF) has just left. He came to get his things and bring me back mine from his house. We talked about my work, we talked about DS but nothing about us. Dgd went for a Bath so I said let me get his stuff out, gave him them, finished a civilised cup of tea and then continued to cook dinner, and then discussed swapping keys while I went up stairs to get his things. By then he was ready to run. I got a cherio and he shot off. I think we coped quiet well, but I know that it's not what he wanted to be doing. I feel slightly saddened but I know that it's for the best.
    It certainly is going to be different from now on.
    Dinner is nearly ready. I did not buy any wine, and I am wishing perhaps I had.
    But I have a huge case full of work to do and a lot of creative stuff to fit in in the next 24 hours or so.
    I am very tired, so I may just leave it to the morning and get up at 7 as usual and Sew through the day.
    Unless I get a second wind.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 13th May 18, 9:38 AM
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    Sunday. A day of rest! Well not really. I am about to start sewing the stuff I brought home yesterday.
    First I have to make a few clothes samples so that I can get them out of the way.
    So, designer head on!
    Dresses, skirts, bags and possibly a jacket or something. Erm criky I have my work cut out for me today. I also still need food shopping and I want to see DS in the mix if I can
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th May 18, 11:56 AM
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    Happy Sunday.
    Happy sewing!
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **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.
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 13th May 18, 4:01 PM
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    One dress made -2 hours
    One pinafore dress made 2 1/4 hours
    Might actually make some funky trousers
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 13th May 18, 7:18 PM
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    Jumpsuit made 2 1/2 hours

    Dinner done.
    Alterations time now!
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • markdebby
    • By markdebby 13th May 18, 9:04 PM
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    Wish I had your talent. You go girl. You have been coping well.
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 13th May 18, 10:40 PM
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    £112 worth of alterations done since 7.30
    So I think I can safely say I am happy with that.
    But achey but not surprised considering I have been sewing for over 10 hours.
    Up early and out in time because I have the radio interview with the BBC
    Who would have thought. I really hope I don't stutter and mumble I really don't like public speaking!
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 13th May 18, 11:45 PM
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    Mooloo When you first started the shop I remember watching your guided tour of Mooloos . You have a lovely warm and friendly way of speaking and I'm sure that will come over with the BBC tomorrow .


    I've been trying to catch up and am so pleased to see in spite of all the happenings of the last few weeks you've pulled on the BGKs and are sounding much more like yourself with new determination and purpose . Be proud , you've made big decisions towards the future at a time of dreadful stress , I wish you all the luck in the world .
    polly x
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 14th May 18, 6:28 AM
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    Well I am awake!
    I have briefly tried to visualise a positive day. Running through it all smoothly, but boy I am nervous.
    I didn't manage to do all the work I brought home, so I will still have to be taking work back and forth this week.
    I should be finished with the radio and back to work at my normal time.
    But I woke an hour earlier so that my joints will be working and I don't feel rushed.
    I can do this!
    Well I hope I can.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th May 18, 8:07 AM
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    You so can do this
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **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.
    • gallygirl
    • By gallygirl 14th May 18, 8:32 AM
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    Good luck mooloo. Your creations on FB were fab .
    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort
    Mortgage Balance = £0
    "Do what others won't early in life so you can do what others can't later in life"
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th May 18, 8:40 AM
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    Yes, I loved the pinafore
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **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.
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 14th May 18, 9:21 AM
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    Hope it went all right Mooloo

    I'm not on FB, so I'll imagine your creations!
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 14th May 18, 1:00 PM
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    Wow what a morning!
    Dgd sulking as usual because she was not allowed to bunk off school and come with me.
    The radio was interesting but very brief by the time I was on.
    Then I have been busy in the shop. The designer has been in 3 Times this morning. I charged him £150 for my work. I don't think he really wanted to pay immediately but I wasn't going to be fobbed off.
    The shop has been busy with people in and out all day and I have hardly managed to Sew much at all.
    The designer brought more fabric but he is expecting silly things to be done and ready in only 4 weeks time. He wants 60 t shirts made and yet he hasn't supplied any neck ribbing at all, and the fabric he has given me is not going to be making 60 t shirts by a mile.
    I can work wonders but miracles take longer than that.
    I have stopped to eat my lunch and have a cup of tea.
    After I am fed and watered I will hopefully work my magic on some more things.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
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