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    • crazy_cat_lady
    • By crazy_cat_lady 3rd May 18, 8:50 AM
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    Crazy Cat Lady Chapter 3 - A New Beginning
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    • 3rd May 18, 8:50 AM
    Crazy Cat Lady Chapter 3 - A New Beginning 3rd May 18 at 8:50 AM
    Good morning everyone,

    I've had a bit of a break from the forums over the past couple of months, but today seems like a good time to come back on here and to start a new diary. An awful lot has changed in my life over the past couple of weeks and it's going to take some time and effort to adjust, and more than ever I need the support and accountability of being on here to keep me on the straight and narrow as far as my finances are concerned.
    I hope that some of my usual bunch have followed me to this diary, and welcome to anyone new that might be reading. I need all of the help and support that I can get...
    NST May #18 nsd = 11 1 debt vs 100 days #5 £553/£553 Pay all your debt by Xmas '19 #56: £997.60/£5750
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    • apple muncher
    • By apple muncher 17th May 19, 6:22 PM
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    apple muncher
    Hugs, ccl. Hope you get to relax at the weekend, and see bestie and your mam?
    NST May merriment #1; NSD 8/16; Ex 20/20; craft 1 (12); remove bagfuls 5 (21)

    Mortgage £16,231 (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295; 01/18 23,143; 01/19: 18.275) MFWDate???
    • joeyjimbles
    • By joeyjimbles 17th May 19, 8:15 PM
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    Just caught up with the last week or so and, no wonder, you've been tired and stressed. I hope that you have a much quieter weekend and get lots of rest and time with your kids.
    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 17th May 19, 9:00 PM
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    Buffythedebtslayer
    Hopefully you are asleep in bed now and having good dreams about nice holidays

    Big hugs XXX
    Sealed Pot 12 - 008, 365, 1p a day, 1%, 100 days, Saving to be out of debt!
    • crazy_cat_lady
    • By crazy_cat_lady 20th May 19, 1:31 PM
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    Hello you lovely lot
    Apologies again for my absence, but it will be a bit like this for the next 6 weeks or so while I'm juggling my day job with exam work. I've been working most of the weekend - catching up on stuff that I missed when I was stressed out last weekend and then starting on exam marking. Expect long silences.
    There has been no further news of my ex. I contacted my solicitor who said that I still need to go to court tomorrow (!) as planned, but the judge may be more lenient that previously expected. I would be interested to know how ex is getting on, but just to settle my nosy nature I think it would be a real shame if he'd been wrongly diagnosed all of these years. It brought a lot of 'what if's' into my mind. But the real world isn't like that - I just need to keep going with my plan.
    Spent most of yesterday with my mam and sister, and my kids. I've had a new tattoo done. I love it, and got it at mates rates but it is still quite sore and I'm waiting for it to settle down a bit and stop hurting. It's 10 years since I was last tattooed so I forgot how uncomfortable it is for that first week or so. Maybe that is what is making me feel so tired and run down today. Still, I'm just going to keep plodding - I've almost made it to half term and then I can spend all day every day on exam marking if I need to.

    NST May #18 nsd = 11 1 debt vs 100 days #5 £553/£553 Pay all your debt by Xmas '19 #56: £997.60/£5750
    • crazy_cat_lady
    • By crazy_cat_lady 20th May 19, 1:33 PM
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    And you're right foxgloves - the right nutrition makes a massive difference. I've just enjoyed a coconut and mango chicken salad for lunch so I can relax in the knowing that I've had a meal with some actual nutrition in it at least once today
    NST May #18 nsd = 11 1 debt vs 100 days #5 £553/£553 Pay all your debt by Xmas '19 #56: £997.60/£5750
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 20th May 19, 4:55 PM
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    Plodding is always good
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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.***
    • crazy_cat_lady
    • By crazy_cat_lady 20th May 19, 5:15 PM
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    Home made freezer food for dinner so staying frugal and healthy.
    Now I've stopped for the day I'm suddenly quite stressed at the thought of going to court tomorrow. I hope it won't be too long and I hope that it won't be too disappointing. It costs me so much and I just want the whole thing to be over now
    NST May #18 nsd = 11 1 debt vs 100 days #5 £553/£553 Pay all your debt by Xmas '19 #56: £997.60/£5750
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 20th May 19, 5:31 PM
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    Good luck tomorrow. When you feel nervous, imagine how many of us are rooting for you, sending positive vibes and wishing for the best outcome for you. That’s all the regular posters, intermittent ones like me - but we’re always reading - and then there must be at least a 1000 more or even 10,000 or even.... all supporting you. Have a dodgy hug from me on behalf of everyone
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    New home 12 5 rooms to decorate
    Saving for Xmas 2019 #6 £363/£730. 49.7%
    Emergency fund £1.1k Next car fund £2.8k
    It turns out the answer to my problems wasn’t at the bottom of this tub of icecream, but the important thing is that I tried...
    • crazy_cat_lady
    • By crazy_cat_lady 20th May 19, 5:34 PM
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    Good luck tomorrow. When you feel nervous, imagine how many of us are rooting for you, sending positive vibes and wishing for the best outcome for you. That’s all the regular posters, intermittent ones like me - but we’re always reading - and then there must be at least a 1000 more or even 10,000 or even.... all supporting you. Have a dodgy hug from me on behalf of everyone
    Originally posted by triple choc chip
    Can't like this enough - thank you so much tcc. And everyone else
    NST May #18 nsd = 11 1 debt vs 100 days #5 £553/£553 Pay all your debt by Xmas '19 #56: £997.60/£5750
    • 24ta
    • By 24ta 20th May 19, 5:35 PM
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    Good luck tomorrow. When you feel nervous, imagine how many of us are rooting for you, sending positive vibes and wishing for the best outcome for you. That’s all the regular posters, intermittent ones like me - but we’re always reading - and then there must be at least a 1000 more or even 10,000 or even.... all supporting you. Have a dodgy hug from me on behalf of everyone
    Originally posted by triple choc chip


    De lurking to say agree with triple choc chip.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 20th May 19, 5:45 PM
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    Positive vibes for tomorrow
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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.***
    • PurpleFairy26
    • By PurpleFairy26 20th May 19, 6:04 PM
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    Positive vibes for tomorrow too cat just remember why your are doing this, for you and those two lovely children of yours. Nothing else.
    • Honeysucklelou2
    • By Honeysucklelou2 20th May 19, 6:09 PM
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    Absolutely agree...will be thinking of you tomorrow and hoping you get a conclusion that will help you to feel that everything is sorted and settled.
    paydbx2019 #93 £699.95/£10,100 .
    School trips £1216/£1269..
    EF £260
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 20th May 19, 6:42 PM
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    De-lurking to say good luck for tomorrow .
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = £58,766 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017
    EMERGENCY FUND 1 = £4,005. EMERGENCY FUND 2 = £1,505.
    CHRISTMAS SAVINGS = £66
    PREMIUM BONDS = £50
    • wishingthemortgaheaway
    • By wishingthemortgaheaway 21st May 19, 5:15 AM
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    All the best for court today. Not sure if you have to say anything or not, but you have submitted the paperwork and I'm assuming your solicitor will be there to represent you. I'm sure all will be well.

    Wish.
    Outstanding mortgage: £27,000
    MFW 2019 Challenge Member #28: £800.something/ £2860
    • foxgloves
    • By foxgloves 21st May 19, 6:17 AM
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    Morning CCL,
    Fingers & paws crossed here for you today.
    Go in with your head held high.
    Love from F xx
    Money can't jump out of your purse on its own so ask 'Can I borrow one, make one, grow one, bake one, re-purpose or recycle, acquire it for free?' Yes? Then put that purse away & keep your money because little savings
    Payment received from surveys: 2015 = £320 2016 = £210 2017 = £304 2018 = £418 2019 = £65
    • f0xh0les
    • By f0xh0les 21st May 19, 6:20 AM
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    Another step closer to freedom today.
    Chin up, good luck, look forwards.
    MFW START1/5/16 £118,340 Oct17£109,49 12/17 £108,801/18 £108,39 3/18 £108,50 4/18£108,10 5/18£106,99 6/18£105,99.7/18£105,308/18£103,99 9/18£102,99 10/18£101,999 11/18£101,300 12/18£100,700,1/19 £99,999.99 2/19 99,500 1/3 £98,999.991/4 £98,500 1/5 £97,999.99

    MFW 2019 #65
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    • Suffolksue
    • By Suffolksue 21st May 19, 6:29 AM
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    De-lurking to stand with the rest of your gang!
    Will be thinking of you today xx
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