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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 8th Jan 18, 6:22 AM
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    O/S Daily Monday 8th January 2018
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    • 8th Jan 18, 6:22 AM
    O/S Daily Monday 8th January 2018 8th Jan 18 at 6:22 AM
    O/S Daily Monday 8th January 2018

    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

    Still dark and cold, but not raining, still loads of laying water.

    Yesterday lunch was roast beef with the trimmings, managed to cook it med/rare and enjoyed it, no meat left, but there is some yorkshires, and veg, will utilise them in a meal during the week. Whilst lunch was cooking I got the pack ups made, trying to get us back to some sort of normality.

    We were very lazy yesterday, just visited the outlaws and then had a chilled day at home - we'll be visiting the hospital after work tonight. So dinners will be a bit disjointed. Not sure what we're having but I'll find something.

    Mum still making some steady progress, although she gets very tired very quickly, but she is having to do more, walking with assistance, therapy has started etc, so moving forward albeit slowly, as I said to dad yesterday, "as long as we're moving forward and not going backwards or stopping" it's all positive. We're a world away from where we were this time last week.

    Back to work today for me, hoping for a busy day - makes the day fly by.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 8th Jan 18, 6:28 AM
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    Morning all, thank you for starting the thread nmlc.

    I am up awake most of the night this time. Partly because of snores from OH , partly needing a wee and son in bathroom but mostly because I tripped putting the binbags put and am sore and achy. Still, bruises fade and I did not break my glasses. Sore hands knees and a bruised toe mostly.

    I'm working at home, paperwork, from late morning, a late start as I'll be working into the evening.

    Hope people have as good a day as possible
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 8th Jan 18, 6:48 AM
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    Morning everyone

    Thanks for starting us off nmlc.

    I!!!8217;m pleased that your dad was better behaved yesterday nannywindow, so much less stressful for you.

    Glad mum is still improving nmlc.

    Having spent yesterday dozing on the sofa all day, I want to see if I feel up to doing a bit of light housework today. I shall only do some light dusting and maybe put a load in the washing machine.

    Yesterday dinner was a ready meal, and I think today will be a pie from the freezer. There!!!8217;s also some mash in there, so it will be easy to put a pie in the oven and nuke the mash, I think there is a tin of peas in the cupboard as well so I will use them up.

    On the plus side, as I haven!!!8217;t been out I haven!!!8217;t spent any money so that is good.

    Hugs to all of you that are unwell, I hope that everyone feels better soon.

    Have a good day everyone whatever you are doing.
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 8th Jan 18, 6:49 AM
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    Morning All

    Really bad night for me, can't seem to get my body clock back to normal. Still, another load of washing has been done and some more holiday stuff sorted out and put away! Hoping a day at work will get me back to some sort of routine.

    Pleased to hear your DM is making good progress nmlc.
    Hope Lulu's move goes well Lainey, sounds like you're better off away from that yard.
    Hope all the poorlies are feeling better today.

    Take care. XX
    • ScarletRibbons
    • By ScarletRibbons 8th Jan 18, 6:57 AM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 6:57 AM
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    Good morning, bitterly cold here, minus 3 when I looked earlier.

    Sorry to hear you've had a fall AOD, shakes you up doesn't it.
    NMLC, glad your Mum seems to be improving.

    Didn't go out at all yesterday. I used up some sad looking veg into a tasty soup, and made fishcakes with left over mash and some frozen haddock. Also used some mince to make 4 portions of bolognese which is now in the freezer. That's the trouble in a way, you use the stuff up, but it goes back into the freezer in another form!!

    Dh took some rubbish to the tip, and I was going to tidy up outside, but the day got away from me. What exciting lives we lead, a trip to the tip, cooking, whatever next.

    What does today hold - a trip to the doc's for me, and I must buy a few groceries. I've been holding off, but now have no eggs, spuds are getting low, I'll call in somewhere on the way home from doctor's.

    A friend died just before Christmas, and her daughter is calling round this afternoon with some photos for me to pass on to another friend.

    I also have some clothes alterations to do. I hate altering things, but will always do them for the family.
    So that's it folks - hope you all have a good day.
    • redruby
    • By redruby 8th Jan 18, 7:14 AM
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    Morning all

    Very cold here yesterday I left the heating on low all night so at least the house is warm this morning. Off to work for us all OH is back today after almost three weeks away so is not looking forward to it !!

    Sausages for dinner tonight with mash green beans and peas will do some gravy too a nice comforting dinner.

    OH washed my car yesterday bless him, there was a bitter wind and I told him to leave it but it was head to toe covered in mud so Im very glad he done it, just need to try and avoid the car park at work for a while now. The argument is still ongoing with the car wash people they have denied responsibility but I will fight on, I have a chap coming to fix the scratch on Wednesday so will try to claim the money back.

    Csarina thank goodness you were ok xx

    AOD ouch ! you take are xx

    Have good days all xx
    • Gers
    • By Gers 8th Jan 18, 7:20 AM
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    Morning everyone.

    Freezing here though not as bad as other places I gather. Text from JL tells me that the are on the road and call when 30 minutes away. I need to strip the bed and clear the bedsides.

    For now Iím enjoying a few more minutes in bed.

    Happy Monday to all.
    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 8th Jan 18, 7:34 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    Sorry I haven't been around, I have not been very well and couldn't sit long enough to post. I don't know what I did to myself but I have been in so much pain internally but at last I am on the mend.

    Becky has been home for a few days and it has gone a lot better this time. She is going back tomorrow night and hopefully she will be discharged this month. I have been on eggshells though hoping that things go smoothly. We have had one 'episode' but Steve and I managed it between ourselves and with a lot of cwtchs and cuddles we got her through it.

    Lilly is allowed back on her college course so she starts back tomorrow which will be a relief. Phoebe isn't doing too well at the moment so has asked to stay home today. Steve has gone back to work this morning after his long holiday so I hope he gets back into the swing of things.

    I am trying out a new recipe today of a steamed lamb and leek pudding. I will serve it with mash, roasted carrots and brussels. I feel the need for something substantial after the past few days. I also have the ingredients to make a cheesecake but that will have to wait until there is some room in the fridge for it to chill.

    I have tried to keep up with all your news. I am sorry that so many of us have been poorly. I think it is just the time of year unfortunately for all the bugs to come out and play.

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

    • Judi
    • By Judi 8th Jan 18, 7:54 AM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 7:54 AM
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    Morning all,

    Didnt have a very good evening last night unfortunately. Sliced my finger with a new knife id bought. Blood everywhere and ouch did it hurt! Might have needed a stitch or two as it was deep but ive plastered it up and am hoping for the best. Still sore though.

    Had a huge row with the blonde one last night over baby photographs, I'll say no more about that as im still pretty raw.

    Meanwhilst, ill be getting up in a minute. Its the blonde ones first day back at work. Funny how she remembers the things I didnt do but forgets the things I did and still do.

    Onwards and forwards

    Have a great day all.
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 8th Jan 18, 8:05 AM
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    Morning folks and thanks NMLC. Lots of ouches among us today - CSARINA and AOD hope no lasting effects from the mishaps.

    I had a better night's sleep albeit restless) but don't feel any better for it. Still lifeless and no energy. This virus has a lot to answer for. When I was a child, long long ago, I used to hear of old people going into convalescent homes at the seaside to recover from illness. Do they still have them I wonder, it's just what I could do with!!

    I left the lean sliced braising steak in the sc overnight and it did smell good when I got up this morning. We'll have that with mash at lunchtime or tonight, depending when Mr TA wants it. I still have very little appetite but am eating a little more than I was. This is not like me, I can normally eat till the cows come home!

    Have a good day folks and keep warm. ((HUGS)) for all the poorlies, carers, sad or worried. Enjoy your day dp1. Take care all xxx

    Oh another ouch = that sounds bad JUDI x
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 8th Jan 18, 8:54 AM
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    Morning all

    I've returned from the 'work' trip to Berlin. Didn't do too much working, more team bonding. Lovely city, really was. I wouldn't mind going back. Done all the usual touristy things. The weekend was a bit more expensive than I'd have hoped but hey ho.

    Reading through your many replies on my thoughts about growing a beard. While I divided opinion, I'm going to keep it for another few weeks and I'll get rid. That way I can say I've done it. It's not some bushy, messy, hipster thing, so I'll get away with it without looking homeless.

    So I now feel like 2018 is starting today since i was floored with the flu and had a work weekend away. Getting back into the routine of going to the gym, playing footie, eating better etc.

    AoD - Sounds a sore one, hope you're not in too much pain.
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    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 8th Jan 18, 9:08 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Ouch on the fall AOD can't use it on grazes but arnica is great for bruises.
    Another ouch for the cut finger Judi
    Did have to chuckle at your comment re going to the seaside for convalescence TA, maybe those Victorians had the right idea, perhaps a liquid tonic might be a good idea?

    I have leaky eye syndrome today, it's a year today since my lovely Mum died, won't say much else as many of you have been through it and know exactly how I am feeling. Getting loads of cuddles from my DOH and the dogs

    Take care folks x
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 8th Jan 18, 9:39 AM
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    Have another hug LaineyT everyone is entitled to have a down day now and again. This time of the year especially, I just looked out of the window and its dark and a miserable grey sky and raining its enough to make anyone feel bad without thinking of your lost loved ones. So I am sending lots of virtual <hugs> to all my sad friends on here this morning.To those who have hurt themselves physically and those who are suffering mentally Have a freebie hug from me

    This morning ,despite the rain its book club so I shall soon be toddling off for a pleasant morning 's natter with my reading chums. Then this afternoon I have a date with my DGS Ben and we are going to watch The Zookeepers wife on their sky box that DD recorded for us.I shall bring the cake and he shall make the coffee.
    No food shopping for me until next week hopefully as I am still eating my way through left over bits and pieces from the New Year Came home last night with a plated up dinner of left overs for tonight so a quick zap in the microwave and some gravy made and my dinner for tonight is sorted

    have a good day chums if you can and keep well wrapped up and warm and dry also

    Cheers JackieO xxx
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus. 2018
    Running total for four months food only shopping =£126.24.Freezer stuff slowly going down at last May totals £31.11 June spends so far £18.90, brought a few odds and ends home from my holiday and using those up first.
    • Judi
    • By Judi 8th Jan 18, 9:42 AM
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    When I was a child, long long ago, I used to hear of old people going into convalescent homes at the seaside to recover from illness. Do they still have them I wonder, it's just what I could do with!!
    Originally posted by TravellingAbuela
    Take me with you...please.
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 8th Jan 18, 9:43 AM
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    hugs, Lainey - it will be 4 years since mum died at the end of this month, 5 since dad died a couple of weeks later. I had to reckon it up in my head because I just couldn't believe it, I thought it was only a couple of years.

    dumpling, I'm glad the news is better about Becky and I hope you get well soon.

    We're going to sis-i-laws today for the week. I'm trying to get DH going because I want to call on my aunt on the way, we've not seen her for a while and she is the best company. She is my role model because she is one of those people who is always cheerful and has an ope outlook on life, she has always been like that, very different from my mum (her sister), but then mum didn't have the easiest of lives with my dad who could be very difficult. I loved them both but am very aware of their flaws.
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 8th Jan 18, 9:52 AM
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    Morning ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one.

    Its another Brrrrr day, heavy frost, have just been out and warned our neighbour about the lane, I know she uses it.

    Two phone calls, one to the garage, he is coming round to have a look at the car and check it over, the other to the surgery to speak to the Dr about OH she wanted a report today on how he is. She will phone me after surgery.

    A bad night OH could not sleep, so have just got up and dressed, he is still asleep will wake him shortly for some breakfast and get him up for an hour.

    Lainey, have an extra hug this morning, I know just how you are feeling.

    The phone has been ringing off the hook,wanting to make sure I am ok.

    No idea what to have for supper, I defrosted sausage last Thursday, I need to cook them, might do myself a sausage sandwich at lunch time and put the other two in the freezer. No way OH can have them, they are full of salt. The turkey was very nice last night and OH cleared his plate, just a small helping but he enjoyed it, which is good.

    Right off to see if he is awake and sort out his breakfast.
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 8th Jan 18, 9:53 AM
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    Morning campers

    Lainey Thinking about you today
    Judi Try your pharmacist ...mine sell these strips that act like a stitch ...may prevent it scarring
    AOD ouch bet you are sore
    nanny glad dad was a bit better small mercies eh
    camelot welcome back ...we need holiday tales

    Bit later posting this morning but have been up since just after 6. Really cold here but not as icy.

    Work to do today at last count i had over 200 emails I have ignored...hopefully most of them will be rubbish and I can crack through quickly.

    last night i made some turkey sloppy joes with slaw in a vain attempt to have something different with the freezer left overs. it was lovely. Some turkey left over from the left overs (the joy of singledom) so ill have that today with some veg/salad

    Could do with a small shop (very small just spuds bread and cordial) Ill put it off till tomorrow though. Last shop was on the 23rd Dec so pleased with that and this one will come in less than a tenner no doubt

    Have a lovely day and be careful this thread is becoming more like an emergency room
    • tiredmum2
    • By tiredmum2 8th Jan 18, 10:03 AM
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    Morning all chilly here in Essex this morning but at least the wind has died down
    AOD hope you are feeling a bit better try and rest up
    Csarina I hope you are over the shock of yesterday
    Judi Ouch you can buy butterfly stitches from the chemist i believe
    lainey Hugs to you
    Dumpling sounds like Becky is making good progress
    NMLC Great news on your mum
    I am off to Primani for DD1 as she needs some new jeggins so will drop DS at the gym and pop over there am going to have a look through the freezer and see what i can meal prep as i am worried if we get this flu there won't be anything easy and quick to cook in the freezer for those who are ok .
    Hugs to those who need them and extra strength for those who need some
    Have a great day whatever you are up to
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 8th Jan 18, 10:57 AM
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    Good morning all,

    Csarina and aod I hope you're not too achey. Judi...ouch! Dumpling I'm glad you're feeling better and that Becky has had a good visit.

    Up early this morning (nothing new, we get up early every morning) and the HT has been delivered to school. I put one wash load on before we went out and that's in the dryer as the grass is still frozen out the back. The HT's fleecy blanket is now in the wash as he spent most of the time that he was downstairs over Christmas wrapped up in it and coughing into it.

    I was a bit unsure how to dress my leg last night as all efforts so far have concentrated on the removal of the dead bit that I cut out. I texted an ex-nurse friend for advice and it seems ok. I have an appointment with the nurse at the doctor's surgery on Friday so I will know properly what to do after that. Until then I'll concentrate on keeping it clean and covered up.

    I've liberated dinner from the freezer for tonight. I'm trying to use up some of the meals that I've made and frozen before I make any more. Today's main job is a new freezer inventory. While we were both ill I totally lost track of what was in there.

    Take care all of you and an extra hug to Lainey
    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 8th Jan 18, 11:15 AM
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    Morning all
    It's dull and grey, but thank goodness the wind has died down a little. At least it's dry, but my it's ccccold !
    This morning I have stripped the bed and put it in the WM, emptied the DW and filled it with the breakfast dishes, cleaned down the kitchen tops and the top of the cooker and emptied the kitchen bin.
    I'm now sitting with my coffee steeling myself up to go and clear out the "Cupboard of Doom" in the spare bedroom, ready to put away the Xmas boxes. If I don't return tomorrow, please send out a search party or if funds can't stretch that far, a St Bernard with a brandy barrel ( even a Jack Russell will do if it can carry a small flask of tea )
    Later I will remake the bed and hoover upstairs and do some ironing, well that's the plan anyway. I will do as much as I can today as Mr Fix It wants to go out tomorrow car shopping and as my Dad is no longer in favour, it will fall to me to accompany him .
    Tea tonight will be a spag bol or a pasta bake, as I found some mince hiding in the depths of the freezer.
    NMLC please give your Mum a hug from me when you visit.
    AOD and Judi Ouch ! sending gentle hugs from another Mrs Clumsy.
    LaineyT thinking of you today.
    TA do you think there could be one of those convalescent homes somewhere with a warm climate ? If so, please count me in. I'll even offer to make the all the teas and coffees for the duration .
    Dumpling if you like cwtches I will send you copious amounts from S.E.Wales .
    Love and strength to all the poorlies, sad, worried or lonely today.
    Righty ho enough procrastinating, I'm off into the "Cupboard of Doom". Cover me I'm going in !
    Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, but this time more intelligently
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