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Achievements For The Day 2012
Tue 3-Jan-12
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ep
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Aly said:

you deserve a medal welldone

She deserves two....what a day....big_laughbig_laugh

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Tue 3-Jan-12
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You think?  It was nothing like what I had planned!

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Tue 3-Jan-12
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danast said:

wave Lighting candles, blowing out candles, lighting candles, blowing out candles, .........

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If you need a loan to pay the electric just let me know.....big_laughbig_laugh

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Tue 3-Jan-12
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Today's achievement: I had my first day in work today. One slight problem: my new boss doesn't get back until Friday, and nobody else there knew what I was supposed to be doing!

At least I've sorted out the paperwork, got my ID card and email account, and I've been given a pile of things to read to familiarise myself with the new job.

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Tue 3-Jan-12
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Made Kashmir chutney today with eating apples that have not been eaten over Christmas along with some rather dried up dates. Done a bit of tidying up and now off to sign on to HMRC site and look at my tax return - yikes

Tue 3-Jan-12
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received a tax rebate for the year 2007 to 2008- now thats an achievement!

No idea what it is for, but I won't turn it down.  smilewhat_the_heck

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Tue 3-Jan-12
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as long as you've not been told about it by email Martin, I've had tons of those, all phishing scams.

Wed 4-Jan-12
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I got a letter today from them to explain what it was for - it was genuine.

 

Martin

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Wed 4-Jan-12
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Lucky you, Martin!

Achievement of today was to get son to the station for his train. P had a hospital appointment, but luckily was out in time to give us a lift. (Friends who are away for 3 or 4 months are letting us use their car, but only he is on the insurance. So he has to do all the driving. smile  ) And I have the first batch of pumpkin in the dehydrator.

Son said he'd had a good time, and I have a very welcoming but not very tidy house. whistle  He helped a lot in the garden, taking down one tree and cutting up others, and did lots of washing up and cooking, so I didn't point out he could help with tidying. But if he says it again...

The kitchen may stay tidier now that I have organized a couple of the cupboards that were done quickly a year ago. eeek Only 2 more that need doing, and then it will be time to go through the larder cupboard so I don't buy yet more duplicates of spices.doh

Wed 4-Jan-12
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Not sure if this is regarded as an achievement - but I visited the doctor's surgery today, and discovered the severe chest pain was NOT heart-related.

In fact, he said, the problem is very common amongst rugby-players, but not often amongst mothers-in-law!

To explain - last week, my son-in-law gave me a very tight bear-hug, and it hurt. That's because I was wearing the new scarf that daughter and son-in-law had given me as a present. This scarf had a medallion-size rose, which was sitting in the middle of my chest at the time of the hug!

It has dislodged the third and bottom part of my sternum (xiphoid?) inwards, and this is now flexed in the wrong direction. (Apparently this is a mobile part of the sternum!) 

I was okay until Monday when I was lifting mattresses, changing the bedlinen (as you do!) when the pain started, and has been severe ever since, and I can't breathe properly, very shallow, because it hurts to do otherwise.

Doc has told me to breathe into a paper bag occasionally (!) to get some of the CO2 back into my body (this occurs with shallow breathing apparently - too much CO2 is lost).

Also he has told me not to lift more than 2 lbs in weight (turning mattresses didn't help then ....), and the discomfort will persist for weeks, and there's nothing can be done, except painkillers of course.

Oh well, that's my New Year started well, then! smile

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Wed 4-Jan-12
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surprised Oh no Val, no more lovely big hugs from son in law then! (well, not unless you check your clothing first winkbig_laugh).  On the plus side, no lifting more than 2lbs means you'll have to have coffee made for you (the kettle must weigh more than that), saucepans lifted, dishes put into/taken out of oven, washing carried for you, along with shopping of course.....in other words, someone else should do all the cooking, housework and shopping laughwelldone

Seriously, I hope it's not too painful....especially if it's going to last weeks.  Sending you a very gentle big_hug

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Wed 4-Jan-12
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What rotten luck Val, I hope that the pain killers work efficiently for you. big_hug

I'll try that again!

Wed 4-Jan-12
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Oh Val, ouch! I hope you have lots of nice lightweight things to do. wink

And big_hug

Wed 4-Jan-12
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Thanks, Sue & Toni - I am feeling somewhat sorry for myself, and the prospect of weeks of this is not exactly something to look forward to, so I just hope that it will gradually ease.

Yes, Sue, I thought about that - looks like I might have to waited on, then!! laugh

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Wed 4-Jan-12
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Thanks, too, to you, Barbara - I think we posted at a similar time.

Virtual hugs only atm !!!

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