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    Gingham Ribbon
    Confessions of a very tired old styler. Please join in.
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    • 22nd Mar 08, 10:13 PM
    Confessions of a very tired old styler. Please join in. 22nd Mar 08 at 10:13 PM
    There are chocolate beans in my fruit bowl and I've just ordered takeaway pizza even though there is dough in the fridge.



    And there is still paint on my kitchen table from our splat painting antics earlier.

    And the towels from swimming are on the floor.

    And there is an aubergine on the turn in the fridge. There isn't much else in there.

    It's not just chocolate beans in the fruit bowl either. There's a British Isles jigsaw, a straw art kit, a pencil case and a camera. (And the fruit.)

    :rolleyes: I'm counting the beetroot juice in the red chocolate beans as one of my 5 a day.

    And I've just noticed that there is a sucky cup in the veg box.

    Please feel free to share your 'I'll try harder next week' stories.

    I swear I really am normally more on top of things than this!

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    • Paulie'sGirl
    • By Paulie'sGirl 22nd Mar 08, 10:18 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 08, 10:18 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 08, 10:18 PM
    There's a mound of washing up

    There's a load of veg that i should really make into soup before it does bad

    I ordered a takeaway last night because I was too tired to even open the fridge.

    I need to do a white wash, desperately.

    Take heart Gingham... we all have days (weeks in my case lol) when the world gets too much.

    BTW, chocolate is a vegetable...
    • joannasmum
    • By joannasmum 22nd Mar 08, 10:20 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 08, 10:20 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 08, 10:20 PM
    I have no cooker and havent had since Boxing Day!! There has been more takeaways than I care to think about over the last few weeks. I was thinking today that J really hasnt had her 5 aday for about the last week. I can't remember the last time the breadmaker was on and I bought 3 boxes of cakes from the market today. Oh and theres a pile of lego in the toy room that I couldnt be bothered to get down on the floor and pick up. I've just remembered that theres washing sat in the machine which can also wait till morning as I cant be bothered.
    Sorting my life out one day at a time
    • LizD
    • By LizD 22nd Mar 08, 10:31 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 08, 10:31 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 08, 10:31 PM
    I haven't cooked from scratch since last monday.

    I ran out of clean undies this morning (have put the washing on now though).

    I haven't managed five a day for about ten days.

    My house is a tip.
    • pretz
    • By pretz 22nd Mar 08, 10:34 PM
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    pretz
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    • 22nd Mar 08, 10:34 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 08, 10:34 PM
    ok so is this where we share our flaws lol
    so here it goes
    ordered take out tonight because i was just too tired to cook
    have a mountain of washing to do
    washing up on the side
    and still havent tidied up from when lo went to bed
    but you know what i cant be bothered and it can all wait till the morning lol
    although i will probably regret this in the morning
    oh well lol
    Last edited by pretz; 22-03-2008 at 10:49 PM.
    • Miss Cinnabon
    • By Miss Cinnabon 22nd Mar 08, 10:40 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 08, 10:40 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 08, 10:40 PM
    well ive got a basket full of washing
    basket load to yet go in dryer
    havent dusted this week or much else
    havent hoovered in 2 days, now with 3 kids thats bad!
    had to chuck out some veg from fridge as it had gone off

    We all have bad days or in my case a week kids are running me ragged, so looking forward to the easter hols! not:rolleyes:

    susie
  • Benthosboy
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    • 22nd Mar 08, 10:44 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 08, 10:44 PM
    Most of my "confessions" started since "A-Z" (insert your own expletives ) announced that she was bailing out.

    Slept on the setee every night for the last FIVE weeks and have fell asleep at work as a result To say I'm shattered is an understatement :rolleyes:

    Lost almost a stone in weight due to, err, a very poor diet and generally not looked after myself as well as I know I need to.

    Had to throw food away because I've got the shopping wrong, (this really hurts me as I detest getting anything wrong).

    Not taken my beloved dogs out as much as they deserve.

    Started looking at women's left hands to see if they're wearing a wedding ring. (I swear I never did this in almost 16 years of marriage but can't seem to stop doing it now )

    BTW, what is a "sucky cup" and a "white wash" and "clean undies"

    Martyn.
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  • moneyowen
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    • 22nd Mar 08, 10:46 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 08, 10:46 PM
    well well well and theres me thinking you were all saintsthank goodness I'm not on my own at the moment theres a pile of dishes in the sink which I promise to do before bedtime and a pile of ironing in the basket which won't be done tonight been out all day and I'm absolutely shattered
    • Paulie'sGirl
    • By Paulie'sGirl 22nd Mar 08, 10:50 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 08, 10:50 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 08, 10:50 PM
    Martyn,

    White wash is what you do if you don't want your work shirts to be coloured pink by your red boxers (see "undies", above)

    I sympathise on the weight loss, I've lost over a stone since my car accident, pure loss of appetite. (resulting in a sinful need to *gasp* throw veg away)

    But every cloud... bet your ancient jeans fit better now?

    Sucky cup would be a cool and confusing insult to hurl in moments of stress I think. I can see the bemused faces now....
  • Gingham Ribbon

    Started looking at women's left hands to see if they're wearing a wedding ring. (I swear I never did this in almost 16 years of marriage but can't seem to stop doing it now )

    BTW, what is a "sucky cup" and a "white wash" and "clean undies"

    Martyn.
    Originally posted by Benthosboy
    While we're confessing, I haven't been able to get my wedding ring on since I got pregnant with DS2 and he's a year old. So much for losing my pregnancy weight.

    Sucky cup - cup with a spout
    white wash - something I really should get round to doing SOON
    clean undies - underwear that is clean but shamefully unmatchy. (it's a word!) One pink sock, one blue one today.
    May all your dots fall silently to the ground.
  • Benthosboy
    Martyn,

    White wash is what you do if you don't want your work shirts to be coloured pink by your red boxers (see "undies", above) No boxers here. This is strictly string vest and pants territory

    I sympathise on the weight loss, I've lost over a stone since my car accident, pure loss of appetite. (resulting in a sinful need to *gasp* throw veg away) Ouch.

    But every cloud... bet your ancient jeans fit better now? You must mean my trendy flares

    Sucky cup would be a cool and confusing insult to hurl in moments of stress I think. I can see the bemused faces now....Is it rhyming slang? I had a, err, sheltered childhood :rolleyes:
    Originally posted by Paulie'sGirl
    I fear more confessions are on the way......
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    • Paulie'sGirl
    • By Paulie'sGirl 22nd Mar 08, 10:58 PM
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    Paulie'sGirl
    Gingham,

    In odd sock situations, I find it best to adopt an odd smile and calmly inform the world that you have an identical pair in the drawer...

    Confession: I haven't lifted an iron since I moved 6 months ago, my adorable OH has done it all for me. I'm so ashamed... And there are untold boxes in the spare room we meant to unpack this weekend. So much for being a domestic goddess, more like a Dirt Devil LOL
    • gabycat
    • By gabycat 22nd Mar 08, 11:01 PM
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    gabycat
    i also had takeawaytonight
    did no washing today even thou basket is overflowing
    didn't change beds(alays do sat)
    went for a nap with lo instead of cleaning bathrooms
    am on 2nd bottle of wine


    also intend to let oh get up to kids in morning even thou he did today and its my turn
  • Benthosboy
    While we're confessing, I haven't been able to get my wedding ring on since I got pregnant with DS2 and he's a year old. So much for losing my pregnancy weight.
    Originally posted by Gingham Ribbon
    I, err, ahem, took mine off four weeks ago and I intend to weigh it in with my engagement ring. I'm not sure wether to feel at the thought of a bit more money for the "war effort" or for considering it.

    Martyn.
    LBM: 12.2.08.
    Debt-free as of July '09 and determined not to go there, ever again
    DFW Nerd Club #902 Proud to have dealt with my debts.
    • HariboJunkie
    • By HariboJunkie 22nd Mar 08, 11:09 PM
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    HariboJunkie
    I fear more confessions are on the way......
    Originally posted by Benthosboy

    Keep them on topic and clean please Or they will be moved to The Moneysaving Arms faster than you can say "My Microfibre cloth has cobwebs on it and I can't even spell Stardrops"
  • Bonaventure babes
    Oh dear...im so bad

    We had macaroni cheese for lunch and then had the leftovers for dinner...

    School uniform still not washed from thursday...

    House not hoovered nor any cleaning done in ages...

    I had a nap today
    • Miss Cinnabon
    • By Miss Cinnabon 22nd Mar 08, 11:10 PM
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    Miss Cinnabon
    more to my list.....

    i never seperate my darks/whites when washing
    i dont iron, mum does it for me

    susie
    • taplady
    • By taplady 22nd Mar 08, 11:11 PM
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    taplady
    Thanks GR for this thread, it has made me smile! I thought you were all saints too like moneyowen!
    My confessions are

    loads of cobwebs - just dont look above the eyeline in my house!
    It looks tidy - just dont open a drawer or cupboard or look under a bed - out of sight out of mind for me!

    Not menu planned for a couple of weeks or done much cooking from scratch - had an Asda veggie lasagne the other day! and Auntie Bessie Yorkshires
    Every penny saved is a penny saved
  • Gingham Ribbon
    Oh thank goodness.

    Going to be feeling a little more human!

    (DH has just made an attempt to tidy up and put the coats that were over the chair on the hook. The hook snapped. LOL.)
    May all your dots fall silently to the ground.
    • recovering spendaholic
    • By recovering spendaholic 22nd Mar 08, 11:13 PM
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    recovering spendaholic
    I have 3 bin bags of ironing in the boot of my car because my sister is coming for lunch tomorrow and I have nowhere to put it all!

    There are piles of ironed ironing on the dining room table which I can't be bothered to carry upstairs

    The house is a mess, but I have cunningly hidden all the carp under or behind things.

    All my good intentions for a cooked from scratch lunch tomorrow went out the window when I detoured into M&S simply food this afternoon and spent nearly 50
    Jane

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