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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 13th Jul 18, 4:33 AM
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    Old Style Daily Friday 13th July 2018
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    • 13th Jul 18, 4:33 AM
    Old Style Daily Friday 13th July 2018 13th Jul 18 at 4:33 AM
    This is an ďover the garden fenceĒ type thread where we chat about everything Old Style and maybe a little bit more. Itís a great, inspiring and motivating thread we start each day to discuss what Old Style things weíre going to do today or what weíve achieved already. Everyoneís welcome, please do come in, put your feet up (although check the fence hasnít 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 donít post large pictures, or clip art Ė links are preferred. When you make a post, if you feel like giving it a title, that will help others that donít 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.
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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 13th Jul 18, 4:43 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 4:43 AM
    Morning everyone .

    I went to visit someone who is in the nursing home that my mum was in. He comes from the same small town where my brother lives, and his mother was the mayor many years ago. His son is abroad at the moment and I know that he really loves visitors.

    Today I will go back to having a wander around and spend the afternoon in the park. There is only next week until the schools break up for the summer and everywhere will be so busy that I want to make the most of the relative calm. I do like to see the children enjoying themselves and having fun, but I donít like the queues for everything and the trying to avoid banging into people.

    There is one load in the washing machine that needs to go out on the line before I go out, and I want to have a quick sweep up outside and the side paths.

    Good to hear that your mum is home Gers.

    Bellabella Iím thinking of you and your family and hope that things are improving for your daughter.

    Hopefully your back is ok today nanny.

    Snoozer have a good time a Scarborough. Itís somewhere Iíve never been, but has always looked nice to me.

    It sounds like you are having a busy retirement Hester.

    TA that Specialist Nurse sounds like she is on the ball. Hopefully she will be able to sort out a few things for Mr TA. Getting the GP to refer Mr TA to the OT sounds like a good idea.

    Take care and have a good day everyone.
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 13th Jul 18, 4:48 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 4:48 AM
    Hello and thank you for starting the thread Hollyharvey.

    I have had a wakeful night, not helped by the police helicopter circling for quite awhile, no idea what for, some neighbours chatting amicably but loudly and my DS watching television and generally pottering about. I gave up at 2.30.

    We are forecast thunderstorms today. Yesterday a shower or two failed to materialise other than a few drops of rain so I'll wait and see. Everything is parched and dusty and the air is muggy so I'd welcome a rainy day and then perhaps it might feel fresher. And smell fresher.

    I will probably go back to bed later, for now I'm going to see if there is anything on TV, there are a couple of things I'd like to watch on catch up if nothing else and I'll start the next round of teddy bear knitting.

    Hope everyone has a good day.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
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    • 13th Jul 18, 4:51 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 4:51 AM
    Morning Holly and all,

    Not a wink of sleep I've had all night. Had a message from TBO just before bed.
    Diva was at nursery yesterday and has come back with some pretty substantial marks round her neck.

    I've persuaded her to take her to the doctors this morning. I googled the nursery website and found one worrying review.

    Concerned about Prodigal and Youngest isn't in a good place either.

    Gers good news that your Mum is home.

    Bellabella thinking of you and your daughter.

    Onwards and forwards

    Have a great day all.
    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 13th Jul 18, 4:52 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 4:52 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 4:52 AM
    Good morning everyone
    Sorry I haven't been posting, I have managed to read along but haven't had the oomph to put finger to keyboard as it were.


    I've been awake for a good long while worrying about things and remembering other stuff that is upsetting. I'm all of a muddle really trying to organise Lee's care especially his education before the schools shut down for the Summer. I don't think I am getting very far even though I have sent out quite a few emails and texts to the relevent people. I think people are in holiday mode already . I have ordered some more GCSE workbooks for English and Maths for the both of us so I can try and help him a bit. Should be interesting as it has been quite some years since I had to do anything like that and I am a bit rusty to say the least.


    I am not in a good place so I am going back to reading along for a bit. Hope you all have a good day whatever you are up to, take care xx

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    • 13th Jul 18, 5:05 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 5:05 AM

    I am not in a good place so I am going back to reading along for a bit. Hope you all have a good day whatever you are up to, take care xx
    Originally posted by dumpling
    Many hugs Dumpling.
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 13th Jul 18, 6:11 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 6:11 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 6:11 AM
    Morning folks and thanks HOLLY for starting us off. ((HUGS)) DUMPLING and JUDI, So many worries for you both. JUDI those marks definitely need looking at by a doctor I agree.

    A lot of cloud cover this morning but we don't have rain forecast. I am envious of those who do - I never thought I would be saying that!!

    We ended up with a lodger after all last night!! Eldest DGD's computer has died on her and she had a presentation to put on for a school project. She asked nicely if she could stay here and use mine! She was no bother and DD says this new morning routine is working well and they have had no early morning arguments all week! A minor miracle! So I have told her I shall go in once, and only once, at 7.00 to make sure she is up and getting ready to be at her friends for the lift at 8.00. If not she will be walking to school!!

    Being that day it's Friday Tidy day again. Yet another half hearted lick and a promise, it's all I have the energy and motivation for these days. (So you are not alone with that SILVER-OLDIE.) Waiting for cooler weather is my excuse.

    Righto folks time for another coffee before I get myself up and at 'em. ((HUGS)) for all in need/want of them. BELLABELLA I hope things are improving for you all. Take care everybody xx
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 13th Jul 18, 6:18 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 6:18 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 6:18 AM
    De-lurking to say........Dumpling, you carry the most tremendous burdens on your shoulders every hour, every day of your life. More than most of us will meet in a lifetime. You do it with the utmost grace and humour. At the moment you are also adjusting to a completely different mindset about Lee. How you keep all the balls in the air I simply can't imagine.
    You are one amazing woman, and I am utterly and completely in awe of you.

    Bless you my darling.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 13th Jul 18, 6:26 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 6:26 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 6:26 AM
    Morning

    Yeah it rained overnight and quite a bit so it defo feels a bit fresher this morning.

    Good day yesterday but the longer trip and no early finish meant I was exhausted by 8pm so went to bed. Slept till 5 so must have been tired.

    So feet up Friday today although I do want to do some stuff around the house ready for the weekend. Washing from the week is on and if I can get the kitchen and lounge more respectable I will be happy.

    Food last night was M+S crispy duck as I had to call in to pick up some ordered sale stuff and the duck leapt into my basket along with a nice crisp rose ...probably why I fell asleep at 8

    Need to have a fridge clear out today so will probably end up with lots of left over gubbins Have a good day all especially TAs and Gers mum. Bella bella hope your daughter is a bit better today
    • redruby
    • By redruby 13th Jul 18, 7:15 AM
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    Morning all


    Its a bit overcast here today but meant to be brightening up later, although not the mega hot temperatures we have had.


    Off to work today and its Friday not sure about dinner tonight but it may be bbq or takeaway, either way there will be wine involved


    Must have a quick sweep through tonight and leave the rest till tomorrow.


    Hugs to all those in need, TA bella and dumpling x


    Gers I hope mum gets home today xx


    Have good days all xx
    • Gers
    • By Gers 13th Jul 18, 7:27 AM
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    Morning folks.

    The weather is a little fresher this morning, maybe a little respite?

    After DM arrived home yesterday there was a flurry of activity - putting away stuff and a washing load done, then I sat down to devise a spreadsheet of medicines she has to take and then daily checklists for her to tick off. That I enjoyed. . Then I took to my bed early and slept the best sleep for three weeks when all this first started.

    Interestingly (for me) the medics were impressed with the Fitbit readings on DM's tablet. It gave them an overview of the extreme tachycardia over the three weeks.

    My hair cut is a blessed relief, all that weight taken off. Today the cleaner is coming and a man from social services to deliver / check a toilet guard for DM.

    Dumpling - you are so busy giving everyone support, please give yourself a break! TA - you too please.

    Happy Friday to everyone.
    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 13th Jul 18, 7:45 AM
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    Good morning friends

    Thank you for starting us off Holly

    Dumpling
    hugs

    Bellabella and TA thinking of you

    Gers pleased your Mum is home

    Went to see mother yesterday, not sure why I bother. Seems I should 'sort myself out' ?? My hair needs colour, I've been grey / white for twenty years !! She asked if DH had retired, I said he had and her reply, that's right you know everything. Oh and I should wear a necklace, not sure why.

    Still no rain, the lawn is dust, trying to keep veg, fruit and salad alive in the garden but I'm finding it hard work, water butts are dry.

    Hope you all have a good day
    If you walk at night no-one will see you cry.
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 13th Jul 18, 8:07 AM
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    Morning All

    Brightening up nicely here, the builders have just arrived to demolish the conservatory, hope it's not too hot for them. I offered the conservatory free on Gumtree on Tuesday, someone got back to me this morning asking for it so will have to ask them to take it down, carefully! Just hope this chap turns up tonight.

    I'm going to leave the builders to it and go and paint DD's shower room (on the house they're leaving), they should have been moving today but the buyer hasn't got their mortgage sorted out yet - very frustrating.

    Glad DM is home Gers, hope she had a good night.
    Hope you get some help from the OT TA.
    Hugs Dumpling, life can be so overwhelming at times.

    Right, off to make the builders their first cup of tea! Have a happy Friday, take care. XX
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    Bit cooler today I think. Grump is spending the day repairing the fenced gates at the bottom of the garden. They are held upright by a scaffolding pole as the wood has rotted away. He's been promising to do it for months. If he didn't have to get the vehicles out the garden just a straight fence would be adequate but he does so it's going to be a heavy job.

    I've got a pile of laundry to do and the floors need a good clean.
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 13th Jul 18, 8:35 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Cloudy here at the moment but for once Iím not wishing for rain as we are off to the races for the day both DSSís are coming together with the youngestís gf so should be good fun. Itís a day we have to budget for as food and drink is expensive but what the heck, we donít go mad and fingers crossed weíll get some winners and finish the day up!

    In other news I have ordered a herbal supplement for Lady Lu, it has valerian and chamomile in it for a calming effect, she can be so stressy at times so hopefully it will help. Cob types also tend to mature at a slower rate than other horses and she is still young at just 6.

    How worrying about your GDís neck Judi think getting a doctor to look at it is a good idea.
    Hugs to all with worries and cares, you are all doing great in the face of some pretty tough times x

    Have a great day folks x
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 13th Jul 18, 8:39 AM
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    Good Morning chums and a very restless night here I kept waking up almost every hour for no apparent reason,I just think its a bit to humid and muggy and we need a bit of rain to freshen the air a bit Hopefully according to the weather today will be a bit cooler but heating up again over the weekend.
    Youngest DD has a rotten summer cold so couldn't go to see DGGD yesterday which made her quite sad.The baby Erin is coming on beautifully, and has learned to roll over and beams at her cleverness and giggles DGD sent us both a video.

    Its Friday so its history this afternoon which will mean coffee and HM cake as well My son-in-laws birthday today so I must drop his card through the letter box they are away at their caravan for a week so won't be back until Sunday.

    Hope everyone is well and not too exhausted with the heat

    kettle is calling me

    Cheers chums

    JackieO xx
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    • Floss
    • By Floss 13th Jul 18, 8:46 AM
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    Well it's been gently raining since the early hours in my bit of Lancashire, so it is lovely & fresh today. Not sure how widespread it is though, and probably not enough for moorland dousing.
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 13th Jul 18, 8:55 AM
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    Morning all
    Thanks for the thread Holly, hugs to all those in need.
    I have washing in Ds's machine, I've fed the cats and had cuddles. I'm now waiting for the machine to finish and then I'll go home.
    Have a good day everyone.
    Hugs Hester
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 13th Jul 18, 9:08 AM
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    Morning ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one.

    Dumpling you are a very caring person, I really hope things work out for you and Lee.

    Judi - the nursery should be reported, does not matter who or what did it, no child should have marks on their neck.

    Gers - pleased your Mum is home, hope the medication works for her, the fit bit was a good idea, she needs to continue to wear it. she can show it to her GP when they call it will give them an idea of whats happening day to day. glad she is getting some aids to help her in the house.

    Mrs TA - the nurse was really on the ball and hopefully things will improve a bit especially if the OT gets involved as well. Do you have a local volunteering group, they might be able to help with someone to sit with your husband whilst you are out, We had someone who came when OH came out of hospital 2 years ago, it allowed me to continue running the quilting group on a Thursday afternoon, I did not have to worry that he might fall when I was out.

    So many people with problems just now, mine are insignificant in comparison.

    We enjoyed a visit to our friends yesterday, plenty of laughs and chat, we had a late supper, OH finished off the baked beans with a poaches egg on to and I had an egg, a round of toast each was enough.

    Its a much cooler morning here, it may brighten up later as it has done for the last few days, I want to start stitching the little girls down on the blocks, I plan to do all the bonnets and arms first as they are self coloured, either pink or light purple, makes sense to do all the same coloured bits at the same time.

    OH is off to pick gooseberries, I still have to bag up the rasps I froze, we have had a very good harvest of fruit so far. The only thing that has not fruited is the apple tree, we had a late frost and it killed the flowers, so no apples this year.

    Fish, chips and peas tonight, possibly rasps for dessert if there are any to pick.
    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 13th Jul 18, 9:27 AM
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    dumpling, I'm sorry you're having such a hard time at the moment, I enjoy your posts but you're right t concentrate on yourself when you need to.

    Sending healing vibes for Mr TA, Mr LW, Gers mum and anyone else who needs them.

    Silver-oldie, I'm sorry your mother is so difficult, it must be very upsetting that you don't even have he support.

    We walked into Scarborough on the Cleveland coast path yesterday and got the bus back. It was about 5 miles and lovely scenery and Ziggypup had a lovely run on the bits of beach she was allowed. We liked the north bay very much, the south bay not so much, it was more typically seasidey which is not to our taste.

    Today we'll head in the other direction on the Cleveland Way.
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