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Mon 22-Feb-10
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brightspark
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Rae Mond said:

Yesterday i had a really lazy day, didn't get out of bed til nearly 1, and spent  most of the evening crocheting and playing computer games with the boys.


Hi Rae Mond - what are you crocheting atm?

I have been given some unusual (Spanish) yarn - it appears to be tubular - but in a very pretty random pink thru white, and wondering what to make with it - it'll probably be a scarf, as, despite it looking like chunky, the gauge on the ballband suggests 3.5 or 4mm - quite small for the size of the yarn! Too tricky to make a garment methinks.

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Mon 22-Feb-10
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a massive blanket, it's a gift for a friend.Hopefully will soon be finished. though another friend has seen this one and now wants one of his own, so will start on that as soon as i finish this one.

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Tue 23-Feb-10
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Today I managed to have five injections in my toes before they removed my ingrowing toenails and I only yelped once. This was a real achievement as I thought I would chicken out before the injection stage, especially when I saw the size of the syringe and the length of the needle. 'Horse doctor' was the phrase that sprang to mind.

I have super-impressive bandages now, with smiley faces drawn on them by the lovely man who did the op. Also permission to lie on the sofa with feet up  as much as possible for the next few days- result!Ok

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Tue 23-Feb-10
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I hate needels i once jumped though the doctors window when i saw that needel and it was closed at the time and i was 10years old. lol

Tue 23-Feb-10
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Mutley your remind me of the time that it took me and two nurses to hold down my 10 year old for a needle, after that I said his dad had to take him I wasn't! He was as good as gold for him wasn't he Steam

whoops sent that off before I finished what I was going to say. Hope you enjoy your few days with feet up Kate and I hope you feel better after that.

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JoannaS said:

Mutley your remind me of the time that it took me and two nurses to hold down my 10 year old for a needle, after that I said his dad had to take him I wasn't! He was as good as gold for him wasn't he Steam

whoops sent that off before I finished what I was going to say. Hope you enjoy your few days with feet up Kate and I hope you feel better after that.


Im well happy for some nurses to hold me down. Whistle i do hate those straps and the free padded sells .

i think i have been reborn again as i now only sleep about 5 hours in stead for the 12hr before jade was born, im getting my life back and its great..................

Tue 23-Feb-10
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PS nigel or mutley is fine but jade call me ugly, i have to laught some times dad some nigel, she got me a good one on saturday  i was paying for her seeds i the shop and she walked upto me and punched me in the stoumuck/tummy..yes i know..lol.. i went down like a sack of composs. did not see that comming.

she batters me but i love it.because she is allways laughting at me.

Wed 24-Feb-10
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Mutley, the you share about Jade the more wonderful she sounds! And the more obvious it is how much you adore her. Woe betide any future suitors!

Today I have another anti-achievement. I managed to completely forget that I'd invited my sister and her new husband over from Bristol for dinner. She sent me a text at half 4, saying she was looking forward toit and they would be leaving about 6, so should be here a  bit after 7.

So since between finishing work at 5 and them arriving about 20 past 7 I tidied and hoovered the house and did a quick clean of the kitchen, as well as stopping off on the way home to pick up some freecycled topsoil for the raised veg beds (which will be built at some point, honest). The Sam made leek and potato soup.

My sister (well technically stepsister) and her hubby are born again fundamentalist christians. They don't believe in evolution.Eeek

 They were married in November.

They told us tonight that they're pregnant, though only by 5 weeks so far. Go them!

I have a step brother also, and he and his girlfriend have a baby who will be 1 in March. I figure this is more thn enough babies for one family.

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Wed 24-Feb-10
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Thank goodness she sent you a text!  RaeMond.

 Once a long time ago when I was married my husband and I were leaving our flat (no kids then) when we were met at the main door by two of our friends who we had invited for lunch and promptly forgotten.  We had nothing to feed them on, had an appointment we couldn't break, so they just had to go home.  Talk about having a red face!Embarassed  They remained friends, but never let us forget it.

Today has been a strange day.  Because of the snow I missed 2 meetings,  one at my local Horticultural Society and one for Development Trust.  As a consequence after working in the big house all morning and getting thoroughly chilled ( no heating on )  I have had a day spent trying to get warm.  Doesn't sound good does it?  Actually it was lovely - peace and quiet in front of an open fire from late afternoon onwards.  Two meetings tomorrow, one about our local Playpark and one about our Heritage Centre. 

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Wed 24-Feb-10
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Do you know what, Danuta, we are beginning to envy the results of the lifestyle choice you made. I know you said that some acquaintances are startled that you now do cleaning the the big house. Fiona and I were chatting about this today. We reckon that it must be quite pleasant roaming around in the big, empty, and probably atmospheric old pile. And if the owners are away most of the time then your duties must be very light indeed. Sounds idyllic to us.

Rae - 'between finishing work at 5 and them arriving about 20 past 7 I tidied and hoovered the house and did a quick clean of the kitchen, as well as stopping off on the way home to pick up some freecycled topsoil'

In our house, that would read 'since getting up at 05:00 and them arriving at 19:20 we managed to tidy a corner of the kitchen'.

Well done The Boyo for cooking soup.

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Wed 24-Feb-10
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You are right Danny although polishing all their furniture and polishing silver and brasses takes for ever.  However the irony is, is that their house is clean and mine to quote a gid Scots word is a tip!  

Old teachers never die, they just lose their class

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But it's home, Danast, not a show-house!

Housework will still be there tomorrow ......

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Watching the weather forecast this evening, I did wonder just how much snow you had there Danuta- quite a bit I assume.

Today my achievement was to do what the podiatrist ordered i.e. snooze on the sofa this afternoon, feet UP, cat on lap.

No housework done here today.

Oh and I found positively the final squirreled away Christmas chocolates. They are no more.

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Thu 25-Feb-10
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Started on collecting pots for my veg garden, got work in an hour beer testing how i hate work.Whistle its a tuff job but someone has to do it.my place stinks of garlic i have chopped up 7 bulbs last night, and are drying in the window but they have gone green looks weird.

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Made Leek & Potato soup for the first time. Much tastier than shop bought version and no artificial anything. Huzzah!

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