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    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 27th Jan 18, 9:50 PM
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    Things can only get better
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    • 27th Jan 18, 9:50 PM
    Things can only get better 27th Jan 18 at 9:50 PM
    Unbelievably my very long running diary of 5 years seems to have been deleted Not happy about this to say the least

    Not sure what to do about it. Need my diary to keep me sane and on track.

    Had to swiftly come up with a new title, had been meaning to start a new diary but not this way.

    Anyway, in brief for those who don't know, my life changed drastically 5 years ago when my OH got Lymphoma in his brain, nearly lost his life but miraculously survived, although he has permanent brain damage and is disabled. So we lost his wage and I'm now the sole breadwinner. At its highest debt was around £5k but paid off thankfully.

    I try to keep as normal a life as I can.

    Still really angry my old diary has gone
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    • Cherryfudge
    • By Cherryfudge 14th Jan 20, 10:41 PM
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    Bought the Miguel Barclay £1 meat free meals kindle version from Amazon today for 99p. Been hanging my nose over this since it came out but I often find the veggie cook books are too full of egg recipes (I hate eggs) so I tend to go for vegan ones. I bought his vegan one a couple of months ago. For 99p it's brilliant and goes back up to £8 tomorrow. I've got a kindle app on my iPad. Bargain
    Originally posted by Sun Addict
    Thanks for the tip - I've just downloaded the free sample so I can have a quick look and make a decision. I've not tried any of his books but I'm always up for recipe books and snapped up the Bosh Christmas one when it came up on Kindle daily deals. I only wish I had checked the deals earlier as there wasn't time to tip off a friend who might have bought it too.

    Are you at work tomorrow too?
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    • Cherryfudge
    • By Cherryfudge 14th Jan 20, 10:44 PM
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    P.S. That didn't take long... looked down the recipe index and promptly bought it!
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    • Chrystal
    • By Chrystal 14th Jan 20, 11:29 PM
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    Chrystal
    I bought it without even looking at it Thanks for the tip
    I Believe.....
    That it isn't always enough, to be forgiven by others.
    Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 15th Jan 20, 4:02 PM
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    That's Wednesday done

    Well I thought for 99p even if I didn't use it much it's still a bargain. I was considering buying the actual book so it's saved me a few quid.

    Worked from home again today, hard to believe two weeks today, all being well, I'll be back there in the flesh and walking on two feet. On a real countdown now.

    Had a reminder letter to rebook the bunion appointment. I had a look online and the only appointment was two weeks today which is far too soon. This is for the initial consultation not the op. Ideally I'd like to have it done towards the end of the year to allow my leg (and me) time to recover before I'm off my feet again.

    Mr SA is still moping about saying he feels sick and has only had toast and a piece of banana loaf so far today. On the plus side he's not touching his beer stash, I haven't got to cook for him and he's going to bed early and leaving me in charge of the TV remote - every cloud and all that.
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    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 16th Jan 20, 8:42 AM
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    Morning folks. Another day another dollar

    Feel a bit meh today, don't know why, just don't feel very motivated. Hopefully things will improve as the day goes on.

    Have a good day
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    • milann
    • By milann 16th Jan 20, 6:25 PM
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    The weather and not being able to do much is bound to make you feel meh and that’s without Mr SA being factored into the equation...
    When’s the next holiday?
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 16th Jan 20, 8:15 PM
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    End of April milann, can't come soon enough.

    I think not having much to do work wise isn't helping as I'm having to keep logged on but there isn't much for me to do. Hopefully this will improve when I'm back physically. I think folks don't want to bother me at the moment.

    So today has been a very low spend day of 70p on a newspaper. At least I'm not spending much being out of action. Mr SA tried to scupper this by insisting I order him a parka coat online. He's got loads of coats but apparently 'everyone' has got a parka and he wants one and he wants it now. As he never goes further than the park across the road and the local shops, quite who 'everyone' is I don't know. Finally made him see that a coat needs to be tried on, especially someone his size, which has pacified him somewhat. The trials and tribulations of looking after an adult toddler


    Because Mr SA has been off his food I'm in danger of having to throw fresh stuff away which totally goes against the grain so I made a tray of roast root veg tonight and turned these into a stew with some veggie dumplings made from flour, yoghurt and herbs. Made two huge portions will have the other one for lunch tomorrow. Really nice
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    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 16th Jan 20, 8:19 PM
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    Mr SA's tummy bug sounds like the one DH and I had, it's very debilitating and took me two weeks to get back to normal.

    Sorry you feel a bit meh SA. I bet it's a combination of yukky weather and not being at work. Too much time at home with Mr SA would be liable to make anyone feel down! You'd better not retire but just keep working forever .

    I think the weather's going to be a bit better next week.
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    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 16th Jan 20, 8:21 PM
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    The trials and tribulations of looking after an adult toddler
    Originally posted by Sun Addict
    Think we’ve found the title of your autobiography SA Xx
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    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 16th Jan 20, 8:38 PM
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    Your tea sounds good
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    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
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    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 16th Jan 20, 9:04 PM
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    Buffythedebtslayer
    Your dinner sounds lovely X

    And you really should write a book!

    Two to go!

    XX
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    • brizzlegirl
    • By brizzlegirl 17th Jan 20, 12:34 AM
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    Love the working title SA and yep roll on April
    DFW - pay it ALL off in 2020 MFW..aim for Dec 2023 2020 Savings Rate - Goal 40% 2019 Savings Rate - Goal 40% 25% December 66% November 21% August Jan Goals: AFDs 05/25 Decluttering 06/60 LSDs 01/10 NSDs 01/05 Jan Exercise RT xxk xx/15 12k steps per day pls Aiming to be a true Frugalista!
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 17th Jan 20, 4:35 PM
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    Happy Friday

    Not quite the same Friday feeling after a proper week at work though.

    No plans for this weekend, no GKs.

    Mr SA is getting better thankfully and he's eating more. He was on the Jaffa cakes earlier and is already asking about dinner tonight.

    You can tell DD got paid today she's had a constant stream of things being delivered. She's paid her board so that's been moved to the holiday pot. I wouldn't be able to afford more than one holiday without her board money so she does have her uses

    I think I should rename my autobiography the trials and tribulations of living with an adult toddler and the world's oldest teenager I must've been bad in a previous life.
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    • Cherryfudge
    • By Cherryfudge 17th Jan 20, 5:31 PM
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    Love the new title

    At least she's paid you.

    Glad Mr SA is better (but not yet at the beer stage). Have a lovely weekend.
    MFW #30 Overpaid by £4,100.58/£3000 in 2018
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 17th Jan 20, 7:06 PM
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    Enjoy your weekend
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 14 months to mortgage freedom.
    **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. ***Be the difference.***
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 17th Jan 20, 7:48 PM
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    He's back on the beer Cherry albeit in very small quantities. DD is really good about paying her board it's always there first thing on her payday, think she's done a standing order.

    Forgot to say today was another NSD
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    • Cherryfudge
    • By Cherryfudge 17th Jan 20, 10:40 PM
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    Did you see you've just made your 8,000th post, SA?
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    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 18th Jan 20, 12:36 PM
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    8000 posts Haven't I got anything better to do

    Only 10 days to go until freedom Desperate to get out now and talk to someone I can have a decent conversation with.

    Mr SA's speech is particularly bad today, very slurred. At one point I thought he'd said he'd found an arm in the garden this morning Still not sure what it was he found he gave up trying to make me understand him. Not a body part anyway.

    Have ordered a casserole dish and laundry basket from Argos being delivered later today. I've been after a casserole dish for ages that can go on the hob and in the oven. Really wanted a cast iron one but they are either too expensive or not available for home delivery. Anyway I got a stainless steel one for £11.50. The handle has broke on my laundry basket and I'm getting fed up of struggling with it, new one only £8.00. Delivery cost was £3.95 so nearly as much as the goods. Kept trying to think if I needed anything else to make it worthwhile

    Just taking a break from cleaning the house, everything takes forever on one leg. I've wiped down all the woodwork with diluted Zoflora to try and kill the germs and freshen up the house a bit.

    The dog is on red alert for the GKs and they're not coming today. She's sat on the back of the sofa looking out of the window, she does this every Saturday.
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    • Onebrokelady
    • By Onebrokelady 18th Jan 20, 12:45 PM
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    Awwww to your dog waiting for the grandkids, my dog sits on the arm of our sofa when we go out so she can look out the window for us,when the grandkids come over she goes upstairs and gets I her bed up on the landing,I don't know why she doesn't like them, mind you she was raised from a puppy with three children and a new born baby so maybe that's why
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    • mummytogirls
    • By mummytogirls 19th Jan 20, 11:20 AM
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    Aww thats so cute about the dog sat waiting for the GK's SA!!!!

    Hope the zoflora did the trick! xx
    Mummytogirls x

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