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Title: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Droverjess on June 14, 2012, 08:25:47 pm
I thought this might make an interesting thread as there are so many members in different countries, states and time zones. For some of us the seasons are back to front etc etc.

If you have a moment and want to share  please post what you have been doing.
Some days will be exciting, some boring, and some  I'm sure we'd even rather forget. And just now and then there may be one we want to remember forever!

Today was nothing special but it has been a good day and I have enjoyed it.
 I did 2 hrs work ( admin), rode my pony for an hour in the sunshine, made muffins in my lunch break, and gardened for 4 hrs on top of normal domestic stuff. My DD came home from Uni tonight too.
I am trying to make a new garden from scratch and 3 days rain is predicted from tonight so I tried to get as much planted as I could. It is really hard going as there are 3 terraces that have been neglected for so many years. I have to dig in compost into ground that has not been turned before, avoiding tree roots and it is very slow, but I have 2/3 of one terrace planted now with packets of seed in the gaps.

I hope you've had a good day too.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Cornish Cream on June 14, 2012, 08:40:13 pm
Walked the dog early.Then caught the train into London to see my new GS.Didn't start well when I got to Baker Street to catch the Jubilee Tube to Canary Wharf as the line was suspended because of an incident at Bond Street,someone went under a train.A very nice ticket collector gave me a new route and got their only ten minutes late.Had a lovely day with him then legged it back home.Takes about two hours door to door each way.But he's worth it ;D
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Post by: Cuilidh on June 14, 2012, 09:10:04 pm
Looks like you two had very productive days and enjoyable days.

Decided I should do the wise thing a week or two ago and get a health check as I am now nearer 60 than 50 so had blood tests, etc. done.  Today I started off at the doctor (he was 1/2 an hour late!) to get my blood test results, only to be told that the lab had not done all the tests he requested so had to give more blood and now have to wait another week.

Back to work, got a call from the dentist to make an appointment for a 'consultation' to discuss the viability of getting a huge (and expensive) amount of dentistry done.

Seeing as I had a good discount voucher, I treated myself to an 'ear candling' from the beautician down the road - don't really know what it is or what it did, but I had a nice 3/4 hour rest whilst it was happening!

Back to work and started a short internet course on Excel, so that will keep me quiet now for the next wee while.

Hope everyone else had a more fun day than I did!
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: obbie on June 14, 2012, 10:03:54 pm
Ear candling is great, really relaxing, great to clear up bugs ect, and build of of wax.  ( I do them)


Today I am going to drop kids off, go to work by 8.30 till 5 pm, then come home and relax.

I sit on the computer all day at work, that;s why I am on this forum so much.
Work gets done when needed..
Weekends are off, so i cook as much as I can.

Robyn :)

Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: dede on June 14, 2012, 10:39:17 pm
Today I'm moving my lounge room around, cleaning, wiping, heaving and hoeing. One very large modular couch to move (comes apart in 5 pieces), tv unit, display cabinet, computer desk.
Oh the things I do :)
But I do love a change every now and then :D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Droverjess on June 14, 2012, 10:53:13 pm
Hoeing the lounge?????

Haven't heard that one before!
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Post by: dede on June 14, 2012, 11:05:19 pm
It's pretty much pushing and pulling DJ :)
I tried to google a meaning but found a few different explanations (one even rude :o )
To Heave-ho :)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on June 15, 2012, 01:09:56 am
My schedule for the day:

8:30 - 10:30 = Study.
10:30 - 11:00 = Walk to work.
11:00 - 2:30 = Work.
2:30 - 3:00 = Walk home from work.
3:00 - 5:00 = Snack, shopping OR cooking OR more study.
5:00 - 6:30 = Workout at the gym.
6:30 - 7:30 = Cook and eat dinner.
7:30 onwards = more study until too tired.

Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: dede on June 15, 2012, 01:20:42 am
Where's your time allocation for the forum? :o
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Post by: obbie on June 15, 2012, 01:34:21 am
Thats funny ;D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: deedub on June 15, 2012, 01:44:15 am
Off sick today but revelling in the thought that, instead of sitting in yet another meeting as I would normally be doing at this time on a Friday, I am sitting on the couch with a cup of coffee and this forum. No plans other than a little light housework & maybe a little play with the TMX. may be a good opportunity to try making butter for the first time.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on June 15, 2012, 02:43:43 am
Where's your time allocation for the forum? :o

Wherever "study" is mentioned, you can be sure that I'll have another webpage opened up for the forum... ;)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: judydawn on June 15, 2012, 02:49:53 am
Enjoy your day off deedub, sounds good to me.  
JulieO & CC, it is well worth the effort you have to go to to spend some time with DD and GS - probably would be worse in winter though for you CC.
Amy, with the amount of postings you do on here, I am surprised how much else you fit into the day  ;) What are you studying for?
Mandi, I like moving furniture around to.  Only the other week I changed the format of the lounge room - the furniture slides easily on the wooden floor so no great effort on my part.
Marina, you are always busy so it's nice to see you are looking after your health too.
Robyn & Marina - never heard of ear candling.  I have to take DH to his GP quite often to have his ears syringed to remove wax as he has very narrow ear canals.  Will google ear candling later. Mind you, the doctor does it for nothing so guess you can't beat that. ;)
DJ, your day sounds delightful, a bit of work and a bit of pleasure with the horse and cooking - thanks for starting this interesting thread.
Today I've already taken Mum to have her pacemaker checked - it's working well.  Yesterday apparently she had a 30 minute episode but with the pacemaker and being on warfarin, a stroke was averted and she didn't even know she was having problems.  These machines they use are wonderful, even told us the time of day it happened which was when she was getting up for the day. This afternoon I am taking her to visit old neighbours of hers who are now both in a nursing home down our way, going to Rivers to look at boots and dropping Katie's book back to her whilst we are out.
Have a great day everyone.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on June 15, 2012, 03:00:33 am
 
Amy, with the amount of postings you do on here, I am surprised how much else you fit into the day  ;) What are you studying for?

 ;D ;D ;D

Reading what all of you wonderful people are up to is one of my priorites every day. You are like a family to me now, so I like to know how you're all going :-* And you would be surprised how much I can get done in a day Judy ;) Though sometimes it doesn't feel like much :-))

I'm studying to become a personal trainer because I'm passionate about health and fitness :D
And also because I don't want to be a cleaner for the rest of my life even though it pays well :-))
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: obbie on June 15, 2012, 03:01:03 am
JD ear candling helps remove ear wax, it is really relaxing too.


Great for blocked sinus too.

Robyn
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: judydawn on June 15, 2012, 03:14:59 am
Thanks Robyn.

Amy, it's nice to see you have set yourself some goals - good luck with that.  Nothing wrong with being a cleaner, plenty of work out there for that and a good cleaner is hard to come by - oh how I need one here.  My Aunt has a good one who just happens to live a couple of suburbs over from me so I must get her name and see if she wants more work. 
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: dede on June 15, 2012, 04:24:04 am
OMG why do I have such heavy furniture? Stopped for a quick drink and a breather before I get back into it. Still got the tv unit and couch to move.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on June 15, 2012, 06:01:45 am
Been putting off ckeaning the house, I have 2 hours to do some housework.

Enjoyed baking etc. ;D

Now I need to get of here & clean the living/kitchen/dining area. >:( >:( wheres my slave ???

H >:(
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: astarra on June 15, 2012, 07:31:31 am
Today I slept in, did some last shopping for my varoma demo, picked up my girls, had demo, now trying to get 2 tired girls to rest til Dad gets home  ;), when we'll have tea, showers and baths, bedtime stories, teeth and sleep - oh hang on that sounds like telling the girls what to do!  :-))
Somehow in the middle of this I got my house vaccumed, 2 loads of washing washed and hung, yesterdays lot folded and put away, my 2 bathrooms scrubbed etc, dishdrawer emptied ... just all my daily jobs and Friday extras too. Not very exciting but that is it!!!
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Post by: mcmich on June 15, 2012, 07:45:12 am
Was on morning shift today. I love working Friday mornings as they are so unpredictable.
Today was no exception - extra theatre cases to find beds for at the last moment, day onlys that need to stay overnight.
Now I'm home and off for the whole weekend.
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Post by: obbie on June 15, 2012, 07:46:03 am
You have got heaps done Astarra
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Post by: Yvette on June 15, 2012, 07:52:36 am
Went to a funeral this morning, then I am doing a few loads of washing
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Post by: obbie on June 15, 2012, 07:54:57 am
Michelle, I am off for the weekend too, so that means cooking..... ;D
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Post by: astarra on June 15, 2012, 07:56:02 am
Sorry to hear of you loss Yvette, funerals are not usually fun.  :'(
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Post by: dede on June 15, 2012, 08:17:33 am
Well I'm happy to say my lounge and entrance are spotless. All moved around and cleaned. Very happy with the result. Next job I have decided is the dinning room and kitchen :)
Wish I had started all this at the beginning of the school holidays :(
Would be all done by now.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: EmeraldSue on June 15, 2012, 08:39:05 am
Took the kids to school, had a coffee at school with some of the other mums. Drove into the city, did two hours consultation with students as they have an exam on Monday, and then spoke to my lecturer about next semester. Returned my son's backpack due to a broken zip, walked past a clothing store with a 25%off sale and bought some new tops. Drove to the show grounds to lodge some entries, the went to the shopping centre and did the supermarket shopping. Grabbed some sushi for a late lunch, picked the kids up from school and waited with DD's friend as her mum was running late. Came home, unloaded the shopping, ate my lunch, made a cuppa, helped with some homework. About to get changed and put the compost out. Oh, and read the forum whilst having lunch and my cuppa.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on June 15, 2012, 10:11:00 am
Amy, it's nice to see you have set yourself some goals - good luck with that.  Nothing wrong with being a cleaner, plenty of work out there for that and a good cleaner is hard to come by - oh how I need one here.  My Aunt has a good one who just happens to live a couple of suburbs over from me so I must get her name and see if she wants more work. 

Thanks Judy :D I think life is all about achieving, so I like to have goals that will benefit myself and others when I achieve them :) As a personal trainer, I hope to help others achieve their goals too ;)

If I lived near you Judy I would be honoured to clean your house for you :-*
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on June 15, 2012, 10:44:10 am
DFB has arrived, been here 40 mins & we are all ok :)   of course dh has rung to say he has been held up t work :o

Going to have dinner in 20 mins, so wish me luck, I have been told he woukd rather play than eat, so its going to be fun.

H :)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: astarra on June 15, 2012, 10:48:11 am
Good luck H  ;) I'm sure everything will go well. Let us know how life goes with him there... :D
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 15, 2012, 10:56:45 am
Good luck Hally! Get some yummy TM food into the little fella :D
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Post by: judydawn on June 15, 2012, 11:18:11 am
Thanks Amy that would be great but distance is the killer isn't it ;)

Good luck Hally, it sounds as if it is going to be a challenge.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on June 15, 2012, 11:38:31 am
Got through main just.
He sat down, dont like it, I said what is it, he said meat, dont eat meat. I said yes you do, in fact I told your mum what we were eating this weekend & she said you woud love it all. Oh not hungry, leaps up to play with cat. Come & sit dwn, in this house we have  to focus on our eating& nothing else. Ds finshes bowl and on to 2nds, dfboy had maybe 2 mouthfulls. Sees a DOnnaa Hay mag with a desert on it, all he wants is dessert. Ok well you eat dinner then desert, ok & then he ate the whole bowl & sad it was yummy. Jumps up straight away, cart wheels areound. Mmmmmmm. Anyway 10 min break then ce cream

DH home now :) think its an early night. Must be my bath time soon.

I must  say ds is being xcellent & patient with him.


This is going to be a long weekend.

H :)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: judydawn on June 15, 2012, 11:43:15 am
You handled that very well Hally, how is DH going to handle things?
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 15, 2012, 11:46:13 am
I really admire you Hally. I think you are a wonderful person to do these things :-* :-*
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Post by: EmeraldSue on June 15, 2012, 11:46:27 am
Sounds like your cup of tea in the bath needs to be replaced with something stronger. Can I suggest a Cointreau on ice?

I applaud you for staying strong and insisting he ate his main meal. I hope you have a quiet week ahead as this weekend sounds like it will be taxing. :)
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Post by: judydawn on June 15, 2012, 11:56:15 am
What are your plans for entertainment this weekend Hally and is it just 2 nights?
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on June 15, 2012, 11:57:40 am
JD, I am on morning shift tomrrow, going to the gym, dfb & i are swimmimg, mmmm, just as well I am a good swimmer. I am on 8.15shift until 1pm, dh on afternoon at the park playing footie, then pizza & oh surprise another early night :D BTW, dfb can swim too.

Poor ds, dfb has already whacked him on the bum, ges very excited & cant control himself. Ds being very brave & very good. Told dfb I did not tolerate this behaviour & no warnings now, straight to bed.

Told dh he is on bedtime story watch while I have a very long bath ;D yes ES, just found some cointreau in the cupbord, mght have it with so e vodka & coke & just say in the bath, LOL

The things we do :o

Dfb leaves sunday morning for his auskick game.

H :) still smiling
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Post by: judydawn on June 15, 2012, 12:05:23 pm
Atta girl, keep smiling and hats off to DS staying calm.
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Post by: Merrilyn on June 15, 2012, 12:11:09 pm
Well I've just finished putting away my seventh load of washing for the day.  I usually wash one small load a day, but two weeks ago my lovely Miele washing machine decided to spit the dummy and refused to turn on at all.

Had to wait a week for the serviceman to arrive.  He plugged his computer into the machine and tried all sorts of things and finally decided the on/off switch was faulty.  Of course, he didn't have one with him, so the part had to be ordered and that would take three working days.  After waiting a week, I rang them again and was told they would book the call in with the service man, but it would take another 5 days.  Grrrrrrrr.  Would have thought they could have already arranged that when the part arrived.  Serviceman arrived, fitted the new switch and ran some tests and said all was working okay.  That evening I started the washing machine and it began filling..........and filling............and filling............ till it flooded out all over the laundry floor.  Did you know front loading washing machines flood out the detergent drawer.  No I didn't either and really could have done without knowing.

Okay so now I have not only ten days of washing, but a basket of soggy towels from mopping up the floor. (sigh)  So, hang the grubby wet towels on the line so they don't go mouldy, and ring Miele again.

"Oh, I'll book the call in, but the first vacancy I have is going to be in 5 days".   Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.  Now I've been without my machine for over 2 weeks and I still don't have a washing machine I can use.  So much for buying a top of the line machine.

Serviceman finally arrived today at lunch time.  Quick look and he discovered the water level sensor had been knocked out of position.  Five minutes and it was fixed and NO CHARGE.  So now you know what I've been doing all day LOL.

Oh I did manage to find time to bake an apple pie and make some fudge for the grandchildren (and me haha).
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Post by: Halex on June 15, 2012, 12:15:38 pm
This cracked us up. Dfb getting a bit excited. So I said his name & settle, he replied in a happy smily voice "No thanks" he had no dea what I said

H ;D still laughing

Running my ath now, dh in charge :o
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Post by: Coops on June 15, 2012, 12:56:34 pm
Today I had a very busy day in my canteen, Fridays are always the busiest!
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 15, 2012, 01:00:39 pm
I am passing this on to you because it definitely worked for me today, and we all could probably use more calm in our lives.
Some doctor on TV this morning said the way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started.
So I looked around my house to see things I'd started and hadn't finished.
I have managed to finish off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Chardonnay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of wum, a pockage of Prungles, tha mainder of bot Prozic and Valiuminun scriptins, the res of the chesescke an a box a chocletz.
Yu haf no idr how bludy fablus I feel rite now.
Plaese sned dhis orn to dem yu fee ar in ned ov iennr pisss.
An telum,u blody luvum.!!
Xxx
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 15, 2012, 01:03:56 pm
OMG that is classic CP!! ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: judydawn on June 15, 2012, 01:05:41 pm
  :D :D :D  Good one CP and I know you are not joking  ;D
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Post by: EmeraldSue on June 15, 2012, 01:10:26 pm
Now, that's my idea of self help advice. I just fell off the couch laughing. Ouch!  Now, there must be something around here that I've started....
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on June 15, 2012, 01:11:41 pm
Gosh we are in for a weekend. CP & Gert, hope we dont end up behind bars, can just see The Margaret River Times, Foodies on the loose!!LOL

H :)
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Post by: dede on June 15, 2012, 02:11:33 pm
:o I will be watching the news that weekend :D
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Post by: mcmich on June 15, 2012, 03:24:14 pm
I am passing this on to you because it definitely worked for me today, and we all could probably use more calm in our lives.
Some doctor on TV this morning said the way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started.
So I looked around my house to see things I'd started and hadn't finished.
I have managed to finish off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Chardonnay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of wum, a pockage of Prungles, tha mainder of bot Prozic and Valiuminun scriptins, the res of the chesescke an a box a chocletz.
Yu haf no idr how bludy fablus I feel rite now.
Plaese sned dhis orn to dem yu fee ar in ned ov iennr pisss.
An telum,u blody luvum.!!
Xxx


I should finish more things round my house too.
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Post by: stacelee on June 15, 2012, 07:32:39 pm
Maybe I should start some more things to finish ;)
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Post by: Droverjess on June 15, 2012, 10:02:04 pm
We have all laughed at CP's advice.... Good one.

Halex you have my greatest admiration and we send you strength and patience. His mum must be so very glad of the respite.

Today I worked all morning then DD and I went to open a new bank account at a new bank, and close her student account. 3 month job starts for her Monday. Because home has not been her main address I had to go too to vouch for her and confirm her address.

My car is broken, so with DD home at least we can go out in her car. Going on a girlie shopping trip to country town tomorrow morning, then all going to buy a new mower later..... Yes really!
Mowing and ironing are jobs for DD in lieue of 'rent' as paid minimum wage. Current mower from last house much too big for this garden.
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Post by: obbie on June 15, 2012, 11:08:12 pm
Love that advice CP ;D ;D
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Post by: dede on June 15, 2012, 11:40:54 pm
CP I think I will have to start drinking to be able to read the last half of your post :D
Either that or read it with my eyes crossed and standing on my head ;D
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 16, 2012, 03:24:53 am
 ;D ;D ;D


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Post by: stacelee on June 16, 2012, 03:43:05 am
Well cp my son is officially headed your way....hopefully England will survive the invasion of a group 47 teenage musicians from the colonies.  I think that you will hear them coming....they were certainly loud enough at the airport.  I'm now heading home for a nap!
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Post by: judydawn on June 16, 2012, 04:00:02 am
Scrubbing the entrance hall and passage with the Miracle Cleaner - it came up a treat.

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Post by: nazar on June 16, 2012, 04:01:01 am
 l love it cp     ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: dede on June 16, 2012, 06:12:37 am
Just went out for lunch for my sisters 30th. DH and I ordered the seafood basket :o on my it was HUGE. DH ate all his and quiet a bit of mine that I couldn't eat. Today is the first time as a family of 7 we have eaten out together. Definitely something we can't afford often. Was quiet enjoyable though :)
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Post by: Halex on June 16, 2012, 06:34:47 am
Thanks DroverJess, his mum is a foster carer, his birth mother has numerous  children all living in foster care/ family apart from the baby >:(  he is the only one on his own, 2 live with grandparents, 2 live with another care who has 2 mre foster children, brave woman, there there is our dfb who will be coming to us monthly.

We also have anther dfb, who I called eb (extra boy) he is a regular too.

So lots of visitors in our house.

Today we made a cae, then did some gluing & colourung, making door hangers, nw the boys are playing x bx kinect. Nicely ;D

Dede, how nice to all go out :D
H :)
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Post by: obbie on June 16, 2012, 06:38:01 am
Hally, you are so caring, that's wonderful.

I am just finishing the second batch of citrus marmalade.  :)

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Post by: maddy on June 16, 2012, 09:31:21 am
Our Saturday's are mostly lost to football....my boys team have today won their 10 th game in a row....lots of proud Mama's.....oh and hubby even more so.....he's their coach  ;)
Next week we have to leave at 6.30 am to play at Lorne  :-))....I hate those early mornings!

Made the 60 second fruitcake from devil book....will post a pic in daylight tomorrow....relaxing now with bubbles whilst watching last nights ep of the block.....GO SOPHIE & DALE!
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 16, 2012, 09:34:03 am
I had a 7 hour practical session for my personal trainer course in which I learned nothing of use at all >:(
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Post by: mcmich on June 16, 2012, 10:53:18 am
Moved bricks today. DH wants to build an outdoor fireplace/oven.
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Post by: judydawn on June 16, 2012, 11:02:21 am
Amy, you would have been better home cooking then  ;)

Michele, great idea - cook outside and keep your kitchen clean  ;D

Maddy, has DS signed up with Geelong yet ;)
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 16, 2012, 11:30:26 am
Amy, you would have been better home cooking then  ;)

Absolutely Judy! Especially since my 18 year old brother in home for his semester break from university and looks like a skeleton! :o I could have been cooking him up all his favourite meals and cakes to get a bit of fat on him :(
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Post by: judydawn on June 16, 2012, 11:43:11 am
You are going to love doing that Amy, mind you some people are naturally thin and it doesn't matter how much they eat, their weight never varies. 
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 16, 2012, 11:49:31 am
You're absolutely right on both points there Judy. I already have a long list of all the meals I want to make him before he goes back ;) I don't think it will get much weight on him though. He is over 6 feet tall and very lanky, but he was never this skinny. He only eats two meal a day at university, which isn't good for him. He is probably lacking in a lot of nutrients and energy :( Poor kid.
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Post by: JulieO on June 16, 2012, 12:56:31 pm
Wasn't sure where to put this, thought some of our sewers on the forum might appreciate this.  :D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/556877_10150945822942088_681182654_n.jpg)
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Post by: dede on June 16, 2012, 01:04:08 pm
Lol Julie. I'm not a sewer but I enjoyed the read. Reminds me of instruction for a wife to be prepared for when her husband comes home. Will try and find it. :D
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Post by: judydawn on June 16, 2012, 01:13:40 pm
Ha ha, what a laugh.  Lipstick on when sewing  ???
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Post by: dede on June 16, 2012, 01:13:56 pm
Check out this page :D. Well worth reading.
http://www.feministezine.com/feminist/historical/Good-Wifes-Guide.html (http://www.feministezine.com/feminist/historical/Good-Wifes-Guide.html)
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Post by: stacelee on June 16, 2012, 01:55:37 pm
Personally I prefer the advice I was given when I first learnt to free motion quilt which was to have a couple of glasses of port, red wine or sherry before or during the sewing!
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Post by: JulieO on June 16, 2012, 02:17:03 pm
My how things have changed since then.  ;D
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Post by: berringamababe on June 16, 2012, 02:22:56 pm
 :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)Very Exciting Day :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

We got our power & water (no water due to needing electricity for the pumps) back on at 2pm this afternoon after Sundays tornado 6 days without power was no fun at all.
Made a yogurt Cake and steamed some fish and veggies and a long hot shower with the light on.
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Post by: nazar on June 16, 2012, 03:04:27 pm
 thats great news it must of been hard with no power

 encase you dont know
 l saw on the news that if you were without power for a long period of  time to go to the synergy website as they are given people without power money to compensated , but you need to apply for it . ( it wont be automatic given to you )
the longer without power the more money you get
l hope this helps you
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Post by: Droverjess on June 16, 2012, 08:32:46 pm
No tornado but VERY windy here in UK.

Went shopping with DD this morning but got othing for her and ended up buying a big squashy bucket for me around house garden. For kindling paper etc in winter for lighting fire and for weeding etc in summer.
Also bought a pair of very short gum boots, ankle length for gardening in. Been so wet but am fed up of wearing my long ones when bending, kneeling down. Similar to this http://www.wellywarehouse.co.uk/joules_welly_range.php

Had visitors this afternoon made nay nay's scones with old sour cream, seemed ok. Used runny cherry jam compote from yesterday.

Family supper tonight, and now all just chilling with iPads, laptops, and tv.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 16, 2012, 08:57:24 pm
Walked the dog and it stayed dry :D We went to a barbecue at lunchtime.Delicious Persian food. ;D DH watching TV,me, on the forum ;)
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Post by: Halex on June 17, 2012, 12:30:51 am
One hour to go....then peace

H :)
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Post by: dede on June 17, 2012, 12:57:06 am
Lol. The quiet will be deafening Halex :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 17, 2012, 12:58:51 am
Well done Hally, you've done such a great job :-*
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Post by: Halex on June 17, 2012, 01:20:26 am
He has gone, bless his heart.

Back to bed with a coffe for 20 mins ;D
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Post by: judydawn on June 17, 2012, 01:46:52 am
Bet you enjoyed that cup of coffee Hally.
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Post by: obbie on June 17, 2012, 02:03:22 am
Hally thinking of you.
you are doing a great job with the boys..

Today i have been grocery shopping, now to start cooking
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Post by: deedub on June 17, 2012, 06:14:08 am
Job well done Hally, good for you.
Right now I'm doing NOTHING. Had four 8 & 9 year olds over for slumber party last night. They were asleep by 10.30 - not too bad, but up at 5.30am! One had to leave at 8 so gave them breakfast early - waffles with choc sauce, maple syrup & ice cream, they loved it! Last one left at 10.30 then clean up began, then lunch, now couch surfing with the forum.
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Post by: dede on June 17, 2012, 06:20:29 am
Kitchen all clean, all cupboards cleaned out and rearranged. Every thing sparkling and smelling fresh. I'm exhausted now :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 17, 2012, 06:27:19 am
Well done to you too Mandi ;)
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Post by: judydawn on June 17, 2012, 07:13:45 am
Mandi, put your feet up girl and have a rest.  I'm exhausted just thinking about all the work you've done these past few days.  What a great effort.
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Post by: obbie on June 17, 2012, 07:48:38 am
Mandi, have a rest..
i had a extra 2 kids here all day, just gone now.

No trouble thoigh, they just run around, and come in when hungry...
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Post by: Wonder on June 17, 2012, 08:10:23 am
DH prepared a lasagne including home made pasta, pressure cooked a whole chicken to make chicken stock and to use the chicken in a quick chicken curry, beef casserole, grocery shopping, watched 1/2 match of DS's football, doing some work and lots of time spent cleaning up the mess made by the new puppy. It's amazing how much time the puppy takes up. i thought I was ready for it but I'm having to give up gym because I just can't fit it in, I will still go to my personal trainer at 6am tomorrow and he will just need to cry if he wakes up when I'm getting ready. He needs a lot of attention and interaction particularly early in the morning which is when I normally go to the gym. Still getting up 1 1/2 hrs before the rest of the house but just never enough time in the day.
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Post by: dede on June 17, 2012, 08:31:57 am
I'm resting now. Very happy with my efforts today. Will be cooking tomorrow as kids back at school on Tuesday :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 17, 2012, 08:50:42 am
I'm resting now. Very happy with my efforts today. Will be cooking tomorrow as kids back at school on Tuesday :)

Wouldn't it be nice if sitting on the couch thinking about cooking actually made food appear on the table? :-))

I just went for a long walk along the beach because I didn't get to the gym this morning. It was very nice in the sun. Days like this make me really appreciate the simple things in life :D
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Post by: cookie1 on June 17, 2012, 12:14:14 pm
I have just read all these pages of busy people. Earlier in the week I would have been able to say 'spent the day with DD in emergency departements/hospital but she is now on the mend.
Today I had an enormous sleep in (probably because I took a hay fever pill last night). Made some bread and left it to rise. Put some washing through and hung it out. Heard friends were calling round so made a slice for coffee.
After they left I finished off the bread and did all the ironing from our holiday. Now after dinner am at last getting a peek at the forum.
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Post by: judydawn on June 17, 2012, 12:45:14 pm
And it's nice to have you back Cookie.  DD back at work?
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Post by: Bedlam on June 17, 2012, 03:02:06 pm
I went to a wonderful tapas cooking demo yesterday ( my 2 DD's bought it for me for mothers day). Was nice to get out. DD1 and DH looked after the 3 babies ( and all survived well!). 
Our outing today was to bunnings for dfb aged 21/2 to use the play equipment and run off steam.  Twins liked a ride around in the stroller. Sad but it entertains and kept us all dry!
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Post by: Droverjess on June 17, 2012, 08:37:35 pm
Went to a wonderful garden called Great Dixter today.
Did a bit of gardening, cooked dinner and now resting as tweaked my back in garden, b****r.
Bit under stress over various things and it goes to my back always.

Messes me up this week while I give back time to recover. Hey HO.

DD did dishes while I had bath.

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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 17, 2012, 09:09:23 pm
Sorry your back is giving you problems DJ. DH suffers from a bad back so I know how it can effect you.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 17, 2012, 09:13:35 pm
Quiet day for me,just dog walking and house chores.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on June 17, 2012, 09:21:13 pm
DJ I hope your back gets better soon x
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Post by: Droverjess on June 17, 2012, 09:34:53 pm
Thanks CC and DG.

Not a new problem, should be fine, I know how too cope.

Plus more time on forum to find new recipes.
Just got visitors for dinner tomorrow. Will try to pace myself.
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Post by: obbie on June 17, 2012, 09:35:33 pm
Monday today, so I have to go to work....
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 18, 2012, 01:03:06 am
Monday is usually my impulse day... I just do whatever I feel like doing... :-))
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Post by: obbie on June 18, 2012, 01:28:09 am
Amy, I do that just at work doing whatever i feel like..

Glad I don't have to do much work, while at work....

 ;D
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 18, 2012, 01:29:24 am
That sounds like my kind of work Robyn ;D
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Post by: obbie on June 18, 2012, 01:42:23 am
The guys are in the Mud today, so just me here.
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 18, 2012, 01:49:29 am
The Mud doesn't sound like much fun.... :-\
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Post by: obbie on June 18, 2012, 02:03:08 am
Getting messing, there installing pop up sprinklers and trenching, in the dirt.

When some one comes into the shop and my Husband is not here, I say he is in the mud..
PS we have a irrigation business, so I stay in the shop, they guys do the hard work..... :)
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Post by: dede on June 18, 2012, 03:30:13 am
Well I just finished DS 16 bedroom. Moved it around and cleaned everything. He just come home for lunch and walked in and said........
That looks stupid :(

Grumpy little S**T
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 18, 2012, 03:40:01 am
Well I just finished DS 16 bedroom. Moved it around and cleaned everything. He just come home for lunch and walked in and said........
That looks stupid :(

Grumpy little S**T

Teenagers :-))
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Post by: dede on June 18, 2012, 03:42:20 am
Yep Amy, they are scary at times :(
But I can be scarier. I growled at him about being so ungrateful and to think before he speaks, he soon backs down and said that he just has to get used to it and its not that bad after all :D
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Post by: DizzyGirl on June 18, 2012, 03:42:28 am
Mandi,

Chuck it all on the lawn. Walk away and say "There you go, Better???? Now you can do it the way YOU like."
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 18, 2012, 03:43:44 am
Yep Amy, they are scary at times :(
But I can be scarier. I growled at him about being so ungrateful and to think before he speaks, he soon backs down and said that he just has to get used to it and its not that bad after all :D

You go mum!! :D
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Post by: dede on June 18, 2012, 03:44:59 am
I was close to doing that. Problem is his room is the smallest in the house and there is my many ways it can be moved. Be had is bed against the window and I have never liked it as it is also the coldest room in the house. Now his bed is away from the window and looks heaps better (I think anyway)
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Post by: stacelee on June 18, 2012, 04:34:06 am
I'm not supposed to go into my sons room while he is away in England....yeah right like that's going to happen....mind you I'm a walking zombie today so I'm not doing anything I don't have to...I'm just sitting getting paperwork done for work. I'll tackle the scary room another day.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 18, 2012, 06:19:45 am
DS19 moved out this morning and its just past midday here. thought I would go and have a look at what an empty room looks like... Not sure but I think someone maybe has moved in already? Its a pigsty, another job for me to do next weekend but hopefully he willl lift his game with his flatmates and they won't send him home and the room will stay tidy from then onwards.
Didn't even close his window, but at least he turned off the light. Will miss his noise I suppose.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on June 18, 2012, 06:31:18 am
CP I give it a month before you miss him too much and want him back  :D

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Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 18, 2012, 06:39:25 am
I miss him already but he needs to live out of home for a while. A job opportunity came up interstate that was ideal, and so he went for it and got it. Bless his big smelly cotton socks  :D
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 18, 2012, 06:41:25 am
Bless his big smelly cotton socks  :D

Why is it that they always smell at that age?! ???
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Post by: mcmich on June 18, 2012, 06:42:56 am
DS19 moved out this morning and its just past midday here. thought I would go and have a look at what an empty room looks like... Not sure but I think someone maybe has moved in already? Its a pigsty, another job for me to do next weekend but hopefully he willl lift his game with his flatmates and they won't send him home and the room will stay tidy from then onwards.
Didn't even close his window, but at least he turned off the light. Will miss his noise I suppose.

My DS 22yrs has moved in and out a few times. Missed him desperately the first time as he's my youngest.
Second time missed him for a few weeks. Now I really enjoy him coming back for family meals and dropping in to say hi - don't know that I would want him back full time. Of course if he really had to come home he would be welcome.
It's harder to enforce the rules when they have been out on their own for a while.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on June 18, 2012, 07:10:08 am
DS is only 7 and I can't imagine him moving out. It would break my heart. But I haven't reached the teeange years yet  ;D
Will report back in 10 years time  :D
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Post by: obbie on June 18, 2012, 07:12:57 am
Do you miss him already Cream Puff. ;)

My kids are still little, nearly 7 & 8.

 most of my friends have older kids too.

maybe it will be really quiet without him.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 18, 2012, 07:25:06 am
he's the baby, middle one is living in Sydney (moved out this year) and still got the eldest DD24 living at home for the time being
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 18, 2012, 08:16:48 am
he's gone to Melbourne, so looks like we'll have to pop over one weekend and see how he's doing sometime. We see quite abit of DD22 as she flies home regularly. Think there will be some adjustments that will be made in our fridge department, and maybe I can join in the $100 a week food challenge  :D
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Post by: deedub on June 18, 2012, 08:22:00 am
Went into work today for first time in 2 weeks. Have been working from home while DD is sick then was off sick myself. Sent her to school today, got the call from the school nurse & picked her up at 12.30, then finished off my work at home. Bad mother for sending her to school while she still has that cough! Looks like I'll have to keep her home tomorrow, at least I don't have to work.
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Post by: cookie1 on June 18, 2012, 09:43:47 am
DD and I went into the city today.( she has 2 weeks holiday) We bought my new ipad and a lovely red cover for it. I was so impressed with the people in the Apple shop. They were ever so helpful.
Came home about 3.15 and got the washing in and folded it. The freezer is feeding us tonight. It was lovely to put the washing out and get it in on the same day again. We had a beautiful day here today.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 18, 2012, 09:46:26 am
thanks for reminding me I'd better get the washing off the line cookie
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Post by: astarra on June 18, 2012, 10:17:59 am
What did I do today - oh, nothing really, :-))  apart from getting 3 meals + snacks prepared, cooked (if needed) and dished up; 3 loads of washing washed, dried, folded and put away; the house tidied and vacuumed; dishwasher emptied, loaded and on again; 3 kids looked after; all the last leeks and spring onions from the garden washed, dried, chopped, bagged and frozen (there was a LOT); some zucchini brownies made for DDs lunchbox; DH and DDs lunchboxes packed and in the fridge ready for tomorrow; 3 girls showered and into pjs.... etc. Just nothing much out of an ordinary day!! Am about to read storys to girls; put washing machine on automatic so it is ready to hang before the girls get up in the morning; have a shower and GO to bed myself!! Back into routine tomorrow after the holidays!! :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 18, 2012, 11:02:51 am
I can't remember what I did today. I'm sure I did do something... maybe... :-))

Where does the time go? ???
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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 18, 2012, 10:02:52 pm
Walked the dog.Dropped DH off at the local station as he had an appointment in London.Attended my Pilates class :P Grocery shopping.Walked the dog again.Picked DH from the station.Boring Monday :D :D
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 19, 2012, 02:10:23 am
I don't know where this energy has come from, but I'm itching to go for a run. I need to do it before the enthusiasm leaves me.

But the sky is grey and cloudy and it was raining this morning. I don't want to be running through puddles. My sneakers cost me $170.

Doing laps of my bedroom doesn't really work... and the scenery gets quite boring :-))
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Post by: obbie on June 19, 2012, 03:03:28 am
Amy that's funny, doing laps in the bedroom..
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 19, 2012, 03:08:50 am
Amy that's funny, doing laps in the bedroom..

It sure feels funny Robyn, especially when the dizziness kicks in! Going around and round and round and round.. :-))

My bedroom isn't very big. And I have lots of furniture. So I sort of end up just turning around in circles. It doesn't really work :(

But its still raining...
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Post by: deedub on June 19, 2012, 04:10:56 am
School run (or walk, to be more precise), washing, grocery shopping, took DD2 to doctor, a bit of cleaning. After I pick up DD1 from school we're off to swimming lessons then home for dinner. Typical 'day off' for me.
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Post by: desi on June 19, 2012, 04:22:53 am
I thought I didn't have a lot of stuff in my house until we started the renos. I have been decluttering for half the day today and that's to be continued till tomorrow. I don't know where all this stuff came from :o
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Post by: dede on June 19, 2012, 06:36:05 am
Sounds like fun Desi (not)
It's amazing how much stuff we accumulate over the years :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 19, 2012, 06:56:49 am
Sounds like fun Desi (not)
It's amazing how much stuff we accumulate over the years :)

Yeah, I guess its because all the "stuff" holds memories for us and we don't want to lose them :)

Or maybe we're just lazy and can't be bothered having a good clean out :-))
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Post by: desi on June 19, 2012, 07:11:04 am
The trouble is dede that it is very difficult to resist buying new things. There is always something we "need" and that replaces the one that has gone into the unwanted bag :)
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Post by: desi on June 19, 2012, 07:12:41 am
Amy, I think it is a bit of both :)
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Post by: dede on June 19, 2012, 07:17:09 am
Spent the day framing today. Was lovely and quiet with the kids at school and just me and Dozer (the cat) in the shop.
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Post by: obbie on June 19, 2012, 07:18:31 am
at work, now reading the kids report cards that came today.
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Post by: desi on June 19, 2012, 07:29:34 am
Obbie you brought me quite a few years back, when our young people were little. I do miss that time :'(
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Post by: astarra on June 19, 2012, 07:52:35 am
Today has been absolutely non-stop, up & dressed: first self then 3 kids, breakfast for all, Load of washing out of machine, hung, next load in machine and on, Miss 5 dropped at school, supermarket, home to put groceries away and get 4 bread batches made and rising, back to school to supervise swimming lessons for 1hr, home again, shape scrolls and buns, set them to rise while I fold washing, lunch for self and 2 daughters, out to an Enjo demo while scrolls and buns rise ALOT (2hrs in full sunlight), home, back to school to pick up Miss 5, Hang next load of wash and fold another, put away wash, cook scrolls & buns - and taste test  :-)),
put girls down for a rest, strip 1 bed after miss3 spills some water in it (which she sneaked into her room, by the way), remake bed, put her in again, get dinner ready, sit down to catch up here......
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Post by: mcmich on June 19, 2012, 07:59:51 am
Had a brilliant day at work.
Even after 34yrs, I love nursing. Now I'm home and I have the privilege of doing it again tomorrow.
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 19, 2012, 08:34:24 am
Had a brilliant day at work.
Even after 34yrs, I love nursing. Now I'm home and I have the privilege of doing it again tomorrow.

I love hearing people say such positive things about their work :D If I ever get sick I hope I'm in your hospital Michele ;)
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Post by: Katiej on June 19, 2012, 09:22:34 am
How wonderful Michelle, I'm glad you get such a sense if fulfilment from your work. Nurses as such wonderful people.

I've been at work today also, another long day. I'm on the train heading home to cook dinner & then some cupcakes for a lady at my work who is turning 40 tomorrow. She isn't happy about the big 40 so I'm hoping the cupcakes might cheer her up!
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Post by: Halex on June 19, 2012, 11:25:05 am
Katiej, are you & your new   dh having a break away.

H :)
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Post by: cookie1 on June 19, 2012, 12:25:17 pm
Pouring here today. I went and had my hair cut and had coffee with DD and a wander around the shops. Home for lunch, a bit of housework and then DH and I visited friends. Time to rush home and put a curry on and veg in front of TV while I read. (After a quick look on the forum)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 19, 2012, 09:29:48 pm
After walking the dog made my way into London to help DD and see GS.The weather has been sunny so we walked GS into Canary Wharf.Late home tonight so just eggs for supper.Tomorrow is going to be interesting as we have a planned electricity power cut,renewing a cable down our lane.DH has bought a generator :-))
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Post by: Droverjess on June 19, 2012, 09:45:40 pm
Lol cookie. Hope tmro not too bad for cuts CC.

Today I proof read a dissertation today for DH's colleague.
Then took car to garage, been without it a week. Had to jump start it. Only then ended up going in land rover for 2 hours...... On mystery tour of farm. Dh decided he needed to see one of his men, then couldn't find him.
I was right in middle of baking cookies, luckily not yet in oven! Back is much better thankfully. Anyway it was sunny and it was good to be out.

Reheated last nights supper tonight, still very good.

Did ironing.
Then bath and tapping away on my iPad.


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Post by: obbie on June 19, 2012, 10:06:17 pm
Desi my kids are still little, they should be all grown up, with me as there mother.. :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 20, 2012, 04:21:41 am
Its very dark here today. We've had thunder, lightening, hail and lots of heavy rain :(

Good day for baking though ;) And I might get some study done between the baking and browsing the forum :-))
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Post by: deedub on June 20, 2012, 05:10:55 am
Both kids at school today, finally! My first child free day for 2 weeks. Walked the dog, did washing, tried to clean oven, went out & bought pie maker, made biscuits, now relaxing a bit b4 I do some more cooking & cleaning b4 school pickup.
Freezing here today.
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Post by: stacelee on June 20, 2012, 05:13:28 am
I've been posting on the forum and avoiding my work :(....I'll pay for it when I get home and feel guilty and start madly working.
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 20, 2012, 05:18:13 am
I've been posting on the forum and avoiding my work :(....I'll pay for it when I get home and feel guilty and start madly working.

I can say the exact same thing about my study... :-))
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Post by: keiramax on June 20, 2012, 06:00:24 am
Playgroup this morning.  Always a mad dash out the door, but given I've got the keys to the hall I have to be on time.  Dinner is now in the slow cooker, smells yum.  Having a quiet afternoon, have spent the last two nights up with my little man, so not much sleep at all in this house.  I wish his teeth would just come through.  Poor little thing.

Need to get so info together for the accountant so we can finalise the tax for this year. 

I think that is all I'm capable of doing today.  Hopefully it will be a calmer night tonight.
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Post by: astarra on June 20, 2012, 06:28:40 am
Playgroup for us this morning too, just miss3 and self as miss17mths is...teething :-)) and has a temp today, very miserable, poor thing. So MIL looked after her so miss 3 could still go. Then home and found my pie maker and an Annabel Karmel recipe book (both ebay purchases) had been delivered so I unpacked them and suddenly had the urge to make pies!! So we had bacon and egg pies for lunch, and I have just made another batch for Miss5 to have when she gets home from school on this cold wintery wet day... yum! I also have meat and gravy for tea in the slow cooker, rest of tea on automatic in the oven, so don't have to think about that til dishing up time. Hoping my girls will now go to sleep as I would love to snuggle down under some nice warm covers and read my new recipe book - OR have a wee snooze to give me the energy to get thru tonight - hopefully better than last night! I feel for you, Keiramax!! Hope you have a better night! :)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 20, 2012, 07:33:34 pm
Walked the dog very early.Then went to my weekly upholstery class today and so avoided the power cut that happened while I was out.DH ran his new generator all day so he could work.Got home at 5.15pm and the power had just been renewed.Got the water people arriving tomorrow to video our sewer that keeps blocking :o Lets hope the problem is easily fixed.All go in this household :D :D
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Post by: Droverjess on June 20, 2012, 08:01:57 pm
Bit of this and that around the house, sharpened knves, put theback on abookcase, and a lot of ironing while watching the racing at Ascot on the TV this afternoon.
Made 2 lots of Isi's Portugese rolls, one with seeds, one without.

Supper with young, got car back from garage, moved pony from one bare field to another and even did a small bit of gardening, but don't tell Gert.
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Post by: Merrilyn on June 20, 2012, 08:08:44 pm
Looks like I'll be calling Miele again today.  My washing machine has decided not to go into rinse cycle now.  I'm about ready to toss it and buy a Bosch.  I've had the serviceman out three times in the last month and it only worked for 5 days  >:(
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Post by: Droverjess on June 20, 2012, 08:36:09 pm
Oh merrilyn that's awful and mieles ares so much more expensive and supposed to last 20 years.

Good luck.

Our last Bosch was broken totally by a friends of DS's who had too much to drink, was very ill and put every single  bath mat and towell from the bathroom in machine at once, end of machine. The weight was incredible.

Current one ok at present. had a hiccough couple of wks ago, can't now remember what but I fixed it anyway.

I always pick so carefully the model, but at time of incident had leg in plaster and could only choose via Internet. I don't think you can beat looking at them and checking out programmes carefully after all they last a few years.
I've had 2 zanussi, and 3 Bosch in 32 years. I am sure the other Bosch would have lasted longer but for this incident.

I always tell hubby the right domestic machine is as important to me as a combine is to him.
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Post by: stacelee on June 20, 2012, 08:39:11 pm
I dumped Bosch after two in a row died within 4 years.  I currently have an LG that is so far behaving beautifully even tho my son feeds it guitar picks on a regular basis. I swear I check his pockets!

I'm working from home today so hopefully I can get on top of some housework and keep working on the website.
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Post by: obbie on June 21, 2012, 12:11:26 am
Buy a Kleenmaid, industrial, lasts 20 years...that's what I bought a couple of months ago..
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Post by: deedub on June 21, 2012, 01:34:24 am
Jess, love that you say 'hiccough' instead of 'hiccup'. That's what my English grandmother used to say, brings back memories!
Today I'm working from home - very boring, staring at a computer all day..... so I'll probably be on here all day as well!
Sneaking out to get my hair cut at lunch time.
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Post by: stacelee on June 21, 2012, 01:39:09 am
Deedub,

Im also working from home....I'm actually still in my jammies (how bad is that!) but I'm actually achieving today.  Was going to go to the butchers but I'm running out of inspiration.  I'm tucked up at my husbands desk (mine has my old laptop on it backing up) and I've got a netflix marathon of drop dead diva running and a large cup of earl grey tea....and the phone is NOT ringing.  Its a good day!
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Post by: deedub on June 21, 2012, 01:56:33 am
Don't you love working in your PJ's? Unfortunately I had to walk the kids to school so I'm all dressed. Feeling no motivation to do any actual work today - but people keep pinging me (we use instant messaging) expecting me to do stuff! How rude!
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Post by: stacelee on June 21, 2012, 02:08:47 am
We use instant messenger as well although I sometimes accidentally forget to sign in....unfortunately it usually isn't too long before I get a phone call reminding me to do it.  My feral fairy has discovered that she can get around the firewall at school and sign into her messenger account so if it isn't work bugging me it is her.  Its actually one of the reasons she got to stay home yesterday....she drove me batty on Tuesday with her messages about how bored and tired she was.  Strangely enough I didn't hear from her at all yesterday until 5.30 when she wanted to know when I was coming home to feed her!  She obviously hasn't turned her computer on at school yet because it has been very quiet today.
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Post by: judydawn on June 21, 2012, 02:35:51 am
I'm still in my pj's and it is after 11am here  :-))  I have bread rising, the dishwashing is doing a load, the beds are unmade waiting for the sheets to be changed.  I told DH I wanted to stay in bed all day today (raining) and he asked me if I had had a bad night - no, I just want to stay in bed all day.  Can't happen here though so next best thing is to stay in pj's for as long as I can.  No-one is going to visit whilst it's raining and I don't need to go anywhere. Slack but that's just how I feel at the moment.
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Post by: obbie on June 21, 2012, 02:41:42 am
We all need one of those stay in bed days sometimes.

Relax and just stay in your PJ's if you can get away with it...
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 21, 2012, 03:38:32 am
Good on you Judy :D
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Post by: stacelee on June 21, 2012, 03:40:09 am
Its midday here and I'm still in mine.....I'll have to get dressed before the feral fairy gets home otherwise I won't have a leg to stand on next time I tell her she can't have a pyjama day and GO GET DRESSED!!!!!
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 21, 2012, 04:09:59 am
Bit of this and that around the house, sharpened knves, put theback on abookcase, and a lot of ironing while watching the racing at Ascot on the TV this afternoon.
Made 2 lots of Isi's Portugese rolls, one with seeds, one without.

Supper with young, got car back from garage, moved pony from one bare field to another and even did a small bit of gardening, but don't tell Gert.

Are you looking for trouble Jess?
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Post by: astarra on June 21, 2012, 04:14:44 am
Take care of that back Jess!  :)
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Post by: obbie on June 21, 2012, 04:48:26 am
I just got sprung on here again....
Oh well, I am on Peters of kensington too....

That might hurt the pocket.....
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Post by: dede on June 21, 2012, 04:51:09 am
Just come back from shopping, picked up my new iPad. Just waiting for it to load all my apps and info. :D
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 21, 2012, 05:05:51 am
I just got sprung on here again....
Oh well, I am on Peters of kensington too....

That might hurt the pocket.....

Robyn stay away from Peters :D

Just come back from shopping, picked up my new iPad. Just waiting for it to load all my apps and info. :D


Yahoo!
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Post by: Halex on June 21, 2012, 05:12:11 am
Just bought George Michael tix

H
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Post by: obbie on June 21, 2012, 06:12:12 am
I have 7 things in the shopping basket ready to click.... ;D
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 21, 2012, 06:25:09 am
I have 7 things in the shopping basket ready to click.... ;D

Oh o again.

Gert
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Post by: mcmich on June 21, 2012, 07:01:45 am
Bought some enjoy candles (flameless candles) they are great, I have about 20 now. Really good for the kids in their bedrooms and for in the bathroom.
Also another cookbook - AWW - Pies.
A guess handbag (will take it to the food and wine fair tomorrow.
A sudoku puzzle book to keep the alzheimer's at bay.
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Post by: obbie on June 21, 2012, 07:10:23 am
Pretending to work at work....
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Post by: deedub on June 21, 2012, 07:19:04 am
Pretending to work at work....

Ditto Dido!  :D
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Post by: stacelee on June 21, 2012, 07:27:20 am
I've been good today and have actually gotten lots of work done for work, three loads of washing, cleaned one of my pantries and stripped and remade my bed.  I'm currently air frying some potato gems for my daughter (who rejected the muffins for afternoon tea, little snot) and marinating the lamb fillets to go on the pizza later.  When DH gets home we are going to drop in the guitar and have a coffee together.
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Post by: Jude59 on June 21, 2012, 07:55:12 am
Pretending to work at work....

haha me too :) Luckily I work for DH.... or does he work for me?
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 21, 2012, 07:55:54 am
So far I have made lemon muffins, put a casserole in the slow cooker for dinner and done my cleaning shift. About to go to Woolworths and spend well over $100 :-))
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Post by: nazar on June 21, 2012, 07:56:06 am
 never heard of flameless candles before, where do you buy them from ?
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Post by: cookie1 on June 21, 2012, 08:39:38 am
I usually shop on Wednesday but had to go for my 6 monthly check up yesterday so I shopped this afternoon.
This morning I made some bread and actually got a bit of housework done. It has been building up since we got home. I even got to spend an hour on the forum where I was at least able to work my way through the 'introductions.'
The rest is still a bit hit and miss.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 21, 2012, 07:26:05 pm
Walked the dog.Then went to a craft class at a friends house for the morning,DH has made me a chair to cane ;D Came home to be greeted by the men videoing our sewer. :P The problem was tree roots which they then cut away with a high pressure jet.They said they got the majority cut free but will send a report to our water provider to see if they will take it any further. :-\ Walked the dog again this afternoon.We had leftovers for supper.DH is now watching twenty/20 cricket.
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Post by: Droverjess on June 21, 2012, 09:11:48 pm
At work huge admin backlog.
Had to get brolly out to walk back to work after lunch.
Tons of printing, stapling, filing. TBC!

At home made choc cakes, roast dinner and pudding.
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Post by: obbie on June 22, 2012, 12:34:39 am
Still pretending to work :)
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Post by: stacelee on June 22, 2012, 12:41:23 am
About to start banking and payroll....yuck....then the normal grind of paperwork and running up and down stairs to deal with various dramas...I do get to sneak out of work early today as the feral fairy has work this afternoon after school and my beloved husband drove me to work today in the fun car.  Tonight it is just the two of us for dinner so I'm trying to figure out whether to be good and cook or treat us to dinner at our favourite Thai restaurant.
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 22, 2012, 12:42:06 am
I don't know what I will do today apart from my cleaning shift. I got up to go to the toilet in the middle of the night and didn't see that one of the doors was half-closed, so I walked into the corner of it. Ouchies :-[ I woke up with a headache and a black eye so I don't feel like doing much :(

I do have to drop my quiches into work for the Teddy Bear's Picnic Morning Tea and then go back to work later to do my shift. I'll see how I go. My eye hurts :'(

As you can see, my day has already been quite eventful and its not even 8am :-))
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Post by: astarra on June 22, 2012, 12:45:23 am
Oh Amy you poor dear.    :-\
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Post by: obbie on June 22, 2012, 12:46:25 am
Take care Amy
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 22, 2012, 12:47:24 am
Thanks girls :-*
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Post by: judydawn on June 22, 2012, 12:56:40 am
Not a good start to the day Amy  :-*
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Post by: stacelee on June 22, 2012, 12:57:30 am
Ouch Ouch....Hope you feel better soon Amy....make sure you put your feet up today.
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 22, 2012, 01:47:25 am
About to start banking and payroll....yuck....then the normal grind of paperwork and running up and down stairs to deal with various dramas...I do get to sneak out of work early today as the feral fairy has work this afternoon after school and my beloved husband drove me to work today in the fun car.  Tonight it is just the two of us for dinner so I'm trying to figure out whether to be good and cook or treat us to dinner at our favourite Thai restaurant.

Thai restaurants win every time I think I might go out to lunch.

Gert
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 22, 2012, 01:48:20 am
Poor  you Amy I hope you're feeling better
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Post by: astarra on June 22, 2012, 06:00:06 am
Spent most of the day so far lying on the couch keeping an eye on the girls and forumthermomixing - have extreemly low blood pressure at the mo and everytime I sit/stand up I get all dizzy. Thankfully it only gets this low every couple of weeks or so, but it will probly be like it all day today and most of tomorrow. Glad it is Friday!  :)
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Post by: dede on June 22, 2012, 06:12:30 am
That's not a good idea Amy, sounds like the door won that fight. Take care.
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Post by: obbie on June 22, 2012, 06:13:04 am
Astarra, go slow on the weekend. Take care. ;)  stay on the couch..
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Post by: stacelee on June 22, 2012, 06:35:56 am
WhooHooooooo...about to break out of my office and be chauffeured home, top down (the car's not mine :P).  I love when my son doesn't need to be driven to and from school, means I get to go in the fun car.  I've decided no more work today......I'm not even turning my laptop back on when I get home....I'm going to throw on another load of washing (cos I'm neurotic with washing) and then I'm pulling my sewing machine out for the night and I am going to continue my Drop Dead Diva marathon.
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Post by: judydawn on June 22, 2012, 07:06:09 am
Hope you guys are feeling better soon.  Astarra, do you know what causes your BP to drop so often?  DH's drops right down to something over 50 at times but no-one seems to know why and it is quite scary.
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Post by: Droverjess on June 22, 2012, 07:09:39 am
Morning all
Amy and Astarra rest up and take care.
Heads can be nasty I've had concussion a few times, all farm related.

Take it easy.

It's 7am and the house stinks of bacon because DS lives on another timescale to us as hewrites his dissertation and despite several large meals he obviously cooked bacon in the middle of the night.

Haven't looked to see if a mess yet.
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 22, 2012, 07:11:40 am
WhooHooooooo...about to break out of my office and be chauffeured home, top down (the car's not mine :P).  I love when my son doesn't need to be driven to and from school, means I get to go in the fun car.  I've decided no more work today......I'm not even turning my laptop back on when I get home....I'm going to throw on another load of washing (cos I'm neurotic with washing) and then I'm pulling my sewing machine out for the night and I am going to continue my Drop Dead Diva marathon.

Stacelee be sure to give us a peek at you diva clothes.

Gert
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Post by: astarra on June 22, 2012, 07:17:17 am
JD  - no theyhaven't managed to work anything out about my  BP, it generally only gets bad enough to be dizzy with it when I'm preg or b/feeding (when they can't give me anything for it either), not very often otherwise. :) I have fainted with it a few times too, which is scarey not only for me but the girls and DH too, so now when I'm dizzy the rule is to stay lying down.  :)
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Post by: judydawn on June 22, 2012, 07:22:01 am
Sound like a good idea to me.  DH's goes as cold as ice and is like a rag doll until, for some reason, his BP and temperature start to rise again - probably takes 1/2 hour by which time the paramedics have usually arrived anyway.
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 22, 2012, 07:30:34 am
Astarra   Best to stay down. whatever it is and if it is ever cured say nothing to no one. It can be a great asset when you just want to be quietly on your own. Useful when  the kids are teenagers.

Gert
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Post by: astarra on June 22, 2012, 07:35:26 am
LOL Gert, hadn't thought of it like that!!!!  ;D
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 22, 2012, 07:53:01 am
That's not a good idea Amy, sounds like the door won that fight. Take care.

I think you're right Mandi. Apparently it pays to keep your guard up around doors... they don't fight fair :(
Thanks everyone for the caring comments :)

Astarra, that sounds very scary! :o I hope you are going okay. Take it easy :-*
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Post by: stacelee on June 22, 2012, 07:57:24 am
(http://img.tapatalk.com/7a6fd7ed-171b-3130.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/7a6fd7ed-1745-3af9.jpg)Gert,  I actually quilt not dressmake these days although I used to make clothes.  I was taught to sew by my grandmother who owned a dressmaking factory in Leigh-on-Sea in England.  I was taught on an industrial singer when I was about 4/5.  I'm amazed I still have fingers.  Here's a photo of the quilt top I'm working on tonight on my reproduction Singer Featherweight.  There is also a photo of what it is a reproduction of (just a lot larger).
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Post by: cookie1 on June 22, 2012, 07:59:33 am
Get well quickly Astarra and Amy watch out for those doors.
I remember walking into one in the middle of the night and did the same thing. We had just moved to a small (gossipy) country town and that day I had been discussing domestic violence with the year 7's. I didn't dare go to school or show my face until I could cover it with makeup.

Today I had a coffee with DD out and have put heaps of apps onto my new ipad. I do so love it.
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 22, 2012, 08:06:02 am
Get well quickly Astarra and Amy watch out for those doors.
I remember walking into one in the middle of the night and did the same thing. We had just moved to a small (gossipy) country town and that day I had been discussing domestic violence with the year 7's. I didn't dare go to school or show my face until I could cover it with makeup.

Thanks cookie :-*
I laughed at your little story but then I felt mean because you obviously hurt yourself :-[
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Post by: cookie1 on June 22, 2012, 08:12:59 am
Don't feel mean Amy. It was hilarious. I knew if someone saw my black eye my poor darling DH would be accused of beating me, no matter how much he denied it. He just told everyone I had a severe migraine and couldn't come out into the light for a few days.
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 22, 2012, 08:28:54 am
Okay :)
It sounds like a very smart idea that you stayed home cookie, especially in a gossipy town where you hadn't lived for very long. You probably would have had police knocking on your door if anyone had seen you :-X
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 22, 2012, 08:30:53 am
Stacelee that is just wonderful. Love the ol singers not that I could use them.

Gert
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Post by: maddy on June 22, 2012, 09:46:47 am
Stacelee that is just wonderful. Love the ol singers not that I could use them.

Gert

Same  :P....I have an old original lurking somewhere in storage...doesn't fit my decor anymore....maybe I should sell it.

Enjoyed my 5 hours shopping, although regretting that I wore heeled boots...my tootsies are aching!!!
I have many things stored in my mind for future purchases...would be nice if someone else could pay for them though  :)
Chelsea's strog is cooking whilst I enjoy a glass or 4 of red, then have to pack the car with footy gear.....we have to leave at 6.45 am tomorrow  :-))  So far the boys have won 10 straight games  :)
Have a 21st tomorrow night, haven't been to one in ages...should be interesting...those young chickies in their skimpy outfits really make a girl feel older!  :P
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Post by: stacelee on June 22, 2012, 10:09:48 am
Blasphemy Maddy, Blasphemy....a sewing machine is not decor :P.

I accidentally started to collect old sewing machines thanks to my Dad and my grandmother.  Dad accidentally bought an old Singer treadle when he bought a batch of catering equipment....its actually from the late 1800's and the cabinet was restored for my 21st birthday.  I also have inherited my grandmother's industrial.....since then I have been given or been bought quite a few other ones, most of which are actually operational.
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Post by: Katiej on June 22, 2012, 10:37:18 am
I took my Thermie on a road trip to McLaren Vale today (packed safely in his black travel bag). I had to visit my in-laws and my MIL asked me to help her make some desserts while I was there. I thought whilst Thermie was there he may as well make lunch as well. Chelsea's creamy prawn risotto, which my in-laws absolutely loved (thanks Chelsea!).

I picked up our wedding photo's whilst I was in McLaren Vale, DH & I are sitting on the bed looking at them now. Will post some photos soon.
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Post by: astarra on June 22, 2012, 10:43:58 am
Yay, look forward to seeing them, Katiej.  ;D
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Post by: dede on June 22, 2012, 10:44:59 am
I love wedding photos :)
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Post by: mcmich on June 22, 2012, 11:26:33 am
I took my Thermie on a road trip to McLaren Vale today (packed safely in his black travel bag). I had to visit my in-laws and my MIL asked me to help her make some desserts while I was there. I thought whilst Thermie was there he may as well make lunch as well. Chelsea's creamy prawn risotto, which my in-laws absolutely loved (thanks Chelsea!).

I picked up our wedding photo's whilst I was in McLaren Vale, DH & I are sitting on the bed looking at them now. Will post some photos soon.
Will be looking forward to that Katie.
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Post by: meganjane on June 22, 2012, 01:40:41 pm
Waiting for the wedding photos Katie!

Today I went to Katanning, our regional centre, soon to be Super Town (Hahahahahahaha!) and had my nails done. I have horrible hands so I get my nails done to make them look a little nicer.
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 22, 2012, 01:48:57 pm
Forget about the hands MJ I hope,you are bringing some anti creases solutions to the ForumFest.  I have beyond redemption railway tracks that need some filling.

Gert
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Post by: meganjane on June 22, 2012, 02:00:39 pm
Haha! Gretchen, I have some wonder products just for you!
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 22, 2012, 02:07:30 pm
Haha! Gretchen, I have some wonder products just for you!

I wonder what  they may be  but if they contain spackfilla  all will be fine.

Gert
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 22, 2012, 02:16:04 pm
MJ you do not have horrible hands at all, and your nails look lovely too. I have been enjoying your lip balms, and I probably went a little overboard as I have one in every room just about. If you can bring along some hair conditioner to the retreat that would be great, cos I didn't see that on your website and thats why I didn't order it. Please PM me with the cost so I can have the right cash. You should bring a heap of goodies cos I am sure you will sell a bootload.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 22, 2012, 08:13:48 pm
Walked the dog very early. Then I went into London today to see DD and GS.Had a good journey both ways, even though there was a bus strike the tube was not as busy as I thought it might have been :-\  While at my DD's I unblocked her sink in the bathroom ;D
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Post by: meganjane on June 22, 2012, 10:26:43 pm
CP, Conditioner should be on the website! The online store is closed at the moment as I'm still cleaning up after ceiling repair and replacement.
I'll bring a carload of my products as well as testers.
Conditioner is $16, Shampoo $14.
Today I'll be doing some more cleaning and rearranging. I can't wait to start making things again!
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Post by: dede on June 22, 2012, 11:25:08 pm
Just got out of bed, DH has s**t everywhere cooking his breakfast. I dare say anything as he's in a bad mood. So made my self a cuppa and escaped away from him for the time being :)
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Post by: meganjane on June 22, 2012, 11:44:52 pm
Oh dear dede... At least you didn't have to cook it, though it may have been better that you did.
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 23, 2012, 12:12:06 am
Have a nice breakfast Mandi... :-))
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Post by: dede on June 23, 2012, 12:15:09 am
He doesn't cook breakfast for me as I don't like hot breakfast. The smell first thing in the morning is bad enough yuck :(
He did clean up (kind of) I finished cleaning the kitchen once he left. ;)
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Post by: stacelee on June 23, 2012, 12:19:32 am
Gotta love it when they are in a mood.  I've send the feral fairy to work, been out to breakfast and I'm about to head to get fruit & vegetables and go to the deli.  I'm then heading home to tackle washing and a bit more of a quilt.  I have my niece tonight as a refugee from a house of plague (they have the flu), so I have to figure out what I am feeding her (and us)
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 23, 2012, 12:28:16 am
He doesn't cook breakfast for me as I don't like hot breakfast. The smell first thing in the morning is bad enough yuck :(
He did clean up (kind of) I finished cleaning the kitchen once he left. ;)

Thats okay then. At leaast he tried :-))

So did you have a nice, healthy, cold breakfast Mandi? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day after all. Important for successful weight loss too ;)
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Post by: knittercook on June 23, 2012, 12:40:03 am
...........  I'm then heading home to tackle washing and a bit more of a quilt. 

Do you quilt stacelee?  I looooove the look of quilting but have never attempted to do it  :-\
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Post by: dede on June 23, 2012, 01:01:08 am
He doesn't cook breakfast for me as I don't like hot breakfast. The smell first thing in the morning is bad enough yuck :(
He did clean up (kind of) I finished cleaning the kitchen once he left. ;)

Thats okay then. At leaast he tried :-))

So did you have a nice, healthy, cold breakfast Mandi? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day after all. Important for successful weight loss too ;)

I did Amy. I had cereal. Will do me now till lunch time. I was a good girl all day yesterday to make up for DHs birthday cake :D
I jumped On the scales thismorning and I'm down 800g so I'm happy with my progress so far :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 23, 2012, 01:05:01 am
YAY Mandi!!! Well done ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: stacelee on June 23, 2012, 01:45:03 am
Knitter cook, you should have a go at quilting....its very relaxing....except when you are dumb enough like me to work on an apple core block which is ALL curved piecing which means lots and lots and lots of pins.  So long as you can sew a straight line, you can quilt.
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Post by: stacelee on June 23, 2012, 01:45:54 am
Well done mandi, I'm very impressed
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Post by: dede on June 23, 2012, 02:39:38 am
I'm looking forward to Wednesday weigh in for me. Hopefully I will loose 1kg :)
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Post by: deedub on June 23, 2012, 03:47:42 am
I've been doing a bit of cooking, washing, cleaning in between reading the Saturday paper, very relaxing. Might go to ikea later when the Fella gets here, thinking of getting wardrobes for the girls' room.
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Post by: stacelee on June 23, 2012, 04:09:56 am
You are braver than me to go to Ikea on a weekend.....I'll only go if I park over at Spotlight and walk over...that place is insane...I can only cope with it on a weeknight normally.

I've finally made the aebleskivers, which was a bad idea for the diet.....oops....never mind.  I have hokey pokey biscuits in the oven now, when they come out I'm going to head down to Coles so I can feed people tonight and I have to swing past my mothers to record some stuff on foxtel for her.  I hope everyone's Saturday is going well.
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Post by: obbie on June 23, 2012, 05:00:30 am
slept in till 6.30 am, DH was already up designing, then he went to work till 9.00
I took the kids on a adventure...
health food shop, then IGA shopping, then to get drinks, Big W for lego.

That too 3 hours, including driving.

Now about to cook cakes. :D
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Post by: keiramax on June 23, 2012, 05:25:40 am
Had a great idea last night whilst feeding DS.  I've been wanting table and chairs for the DD to do craft on, but all the kids ones are too small and expensive, so I went to Bunnings today and got a blow molded table for $25.00 and DH will chop the legs down to make it lower.  A friend told me they had chairs at the reject shop for $10.00 so will try and hunt them down.
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 23, 2012, 05:55:22 am
I'm looking forward to Wednesday weigh in for me. Hopefully I will loose 1kg :)

Thats a good goal Mandi. Dietitians recommend a loss of 0.5 - 1 kilogram for healthy weight loss ;)

Robyn, sounds like you had a lovely morning with the kids :)

This morning I went into town with my mum. We bought a new fruit bowl, new dog beds, presents for a friend of ours who just had her first baby, some fresh fruit and vegies, a couple of new novels, and MOST EXCITINGLY OF ALL..... I talked mum into buying Dinner Spinner! She also bought some birthday cards, but only because she liked the rude jokes on the front of them... :-))

Of course, the first thing I did with the Dinner Spinner book was break the little spinner thing. Typical me :-[
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Post by: dede on June 23, 2012, 08:18:51 am
Took the kiddlets clothes shopping today. They got heaps of new clothes (thanks to the school kids bonus money). I got a $5 iPad cover :D
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Post by: DizzyGirl on June 23, 2012, 08:27:43 am
Took DS to swimming lessons. Back to our shop to pay some bills and help DH. Home to clean house and wash clothes. GF came to get some eggs and have a cuppa. Just put Choc cake in the oven for dessert. Need a pick me up. Thyroid playing up and feeling like crap. About to start dinner.
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Post by: stacelee on June 23, 2012, 09:39:19 am
For some bizarre reason I decided to make a batch of BBQ sauce and two batches of ketchup which meant a trip to the shops.....I hate grocery shopping at the best of times and 4 pm Saturday was a dumb time to go.  It was lovely to get home and start cooking.  I'm now going to veg out and finish binding a quilt.
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Post by: dragongirly on June 23, 2012, 10:35:54 am
This morning I managed to procrastinate - I had planned on going in to work as I am about to have 2 weeks away and things need to be done.  So played Civ V for a couple of hours and then dragged myself to work.  I've been relatively productive *grin*
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 23, 2012, 11:49:09 am
I just got home from visiting my grandparents. Grandpa is looking very old and worn out. He was in hospital last week with fluid around his heart :( :( :(

Having dinner now.
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Post by: dede on June 23, 2012, 11:54:04 am
Stacelee we all have homemade quilts on our beds. My DM made them all, we all love them. Great for extra warmth for our Tassie weather.
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Post by: dede on June 23, 2012, 11:55:09 am
And Amy I hope your Grandfather feels better soon. It's hard to watch our loved ones grow old. :(
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 23, 2012, 12:00:13 pm
And Amy I hope your Grandfather feels better soon. It's hard to watch our loved ones grow old. :(

Thanks Mandi, it really is hard. Especially for me, being the youngest grandchild, I've had the least time with him. And he is such an amazing man. I love him so much :'(

Sorry, I will stop crying on the forum now.
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Post by: dede on June 23, 2012, 12:03:48 pm
I don't have any grandparents around anymore. They are very special people in our younger years.
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Post by: judydawn on June 23, 2012, 12:04:45 pm
It's so nice to know you are close to your Grandfather Amy - so many young people these days don't bother with their grandparents, they are too busy.  Visit him often and let him know you love him - he'll like that  :-*
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 23, 2012, 12:19:24 pm
I don't have any grandparents around anymore. They are very special people in our younger years.

I'm sorry to hear that Mandi :( I completely agree with you, they are very very special.

It's so nice to know you are close to your Grandfather Amy - so many young people these days don't bother with their grandparents, they are too busy.  Visit him often and let him know you love him - he'll like that  :-*

Thank you for saying that Judy :-* My grandpa is the most important man in my world. I have so much admiration for him that I can't even begin to explain it. He's my inspiration for life :)
I tell him how much I love him every time I see him. And you're right, he does like it ;) He holds my hand and doesn't want me to leave.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: dede on June 23, 2012, 12:32:08 pm
My GF on my Fathers side died the year I was born so I don't remember him. My GM died when I was young and my memories of her was that she was stricked and would smack our fingers if we touched anything we shouldn't :(, but I remember her making the best cup of tea for me that I'm sure had 3 or 4 teaspoons of sugar in it and cooking the best family meals :).
My other grandparents were wonderful loving people. My pop had a great sense of humor, and my nan gave the best cuddles. I'm glad I have my memories of these special people.
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 23, 2012, 12:33:57 pm
Amy he is holdiing you hand passing his strength and wisdom to you . He knows you will carry it  forward. 

Gretchen
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Post by: Jude59 on June 23, 2012, 12:42:47 pm
Had a lovely day, even though it's sooooo cold here in Victoria.  Wandering around the wineries hosting the shortest lunch  weekend in the Yarra Valley this weekend.  Makes you rather proud to be part of such a lovely part of OZ!  Great music, wine and food but feeling rather sleepy now haha!
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 23, 2012, 12:54:16 pm
My GF on my Fathers side died the year I was born so I don't remember him. My GM died when I was young and my memories of her was that she was stricked and would smack our fingers if we touched anything we shouldn't :(, but I remember her making the best cup of tea for me that I'm sure had 3 or 4 teaspoons of sugar in it and cooking the best family meals :).
My other grandparents were wonderful loving people. My pop had a great sense of humor, and my nan gave the best cuddles. I'm glad I have my memories of these special people.

Both my grandparents of my father's side died when I was young too, Mandi. I have been told that I wouldn't have wanted to know my GF on that side though, apparently he wasn't a very nice man. My GM on that side had quite bad demetia before she died, so I could never sustain a good relationship with her. When she died my father didn't even tell me. My mum showed me the notice for her funeral in the local newspaper.
But like you, my mum's parents are a completely different story. I'm really glad you have special memories of yours. Those memories get us through bad times ;)

Amy he is holdiing you hand passing his strength and wisdom to you . He knows you will carry it  forward. 

Gretchen

You have no idea how special it is for me to have you say that Gert :)
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Post by: obbie on June 23, 2012, 09:40:50 pm
Amy, take care swettie. :)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: maddy on June 24, 2012, 01:22:12 am
Oh I hate lambing time.....hubby brings in the half alive lambs born through the night, and tries to warm them up by the fire....it's very sad  :( poor little things, but sometimes after a few hours they can bounce back.  The cat is so cute...he sits beside them  :)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: stacelee on June 24, 2012, 01:36:58 am
I'm currently sitting next two teenage girls waiting for a ice age 4 preview to start....I may survive them.....
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on June 24, 2012, 01:46:06 am
Can't seem to be bothered doing anything today.
Had a good week with the food and wine show and high tea yesterday.
DH has taken his daughter to the movies so I might kick back and watch some TV.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on June 24, 2012, 01:50:09 am
I really am a bit of a wet blanket today.
Maybe some online shoping will put a spring back in my step.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: judydawn on June 24, 2012, 02:10:57 am
Same here Michele, have done nothing today yet - must move my backside  :-))
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 24, 2012, 02:16:42 am
Same here Michele, have done nothing today yet - must move my backside  :-))

Why?
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Post by: meganjane on June 24, 2012, 02:36:38 am
Haha! Like your 'tude Gert.

I had a fairly unproductive day as I went back to bed after a sleepless night and didn't get up until lunchtime!

Off to a lunch today to celebrate a friend's DH's 60th, so should be fun.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: dede on June 24, 2012, 03:15:48 am
Oh I hate lambing time.....hubby brings in the half alive lambs born through the night, and tries to warm them up by the fire....it's very sad  :( poor little things, but sometimes after a few hours they can bounce back.  The cat is so cute...he sits beside them  :)

Lol, so far DH hasn't brought any lambs home. But I bet that won't last. Wonder what our new kitten (cat) will think of that? :D
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Post by: obbie on June 24, 2012, 04:03:24 am
lets see what Michelle has bought, is it in the shopping thread yet..... ;D ;D
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Post by: judydawn on June 24, 2012, 04:34:57 am
Same here Michele, have done nothing today yet - must move my backside  :-))

Why?

'cos I feel guilty if I am not doing things Gert.  I did move myself to cook a nice lunch and am about to go off to do my food shopping.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: obbie on June 24, 2012, 04:38:16 am
Judy you deserve a rest day, you do so much for every one else.., and look after us  :D
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Post by: judydawn on June 24, 2012, 04:41:55 am
Thank you Robyn, I must start thinking like that  ;)
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 24, 2012, 04:47:59 am
Judy you deserve a rest day, you do so much for every one else.., and look after us  :D

I agree!

I went to the gym at 8:30am, got home and washed dishes, hung out three loads of washing, put more washing in, put soup on the stove, cooked my brother's breakfast which he didn't like so he fed it to the dogs (>:(), cleaned Jo's tank, and now I'm about to start cooking lunch.

Eventually I will get around to studying.

I hope everyone else is having a lovely Sunday just as relaxing as mine :-))
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on June 24, 2012, 06:08:55 am
Same here Michele, have done nothing today yet - must move my backside  :-))

Why?

'cos I feel guilty if I am not doing things Gert.  I did move myself to cook a nice lunch and am about to go off to do my food shopping.

You have done much more than me Judy. I'm still in my PJ's, shopping online, reading cookbooks and thinking about making the soup for dinner tonight.
Judy we all deserve a put your feet up Sunday every now and again. Especially you when you are on duty 24 hrs a day.  :-*
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: obbie on June 24, 2012, 07:32:49 am
Typical  Sunday here: kids running around, 2 ring ins aswell ( I love that) cooking and baking all day.

Cooking for my parents again tonight, I should change it to 6 in the family instead of 4. :)
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Post by: Nikkit on June 24, 2012, 08:41:03 am
Raking leaves into lots of little piles and burning them. I love it. I think my dear departed Nana has been with me today as she was a bit of a fire bug come winter time. If we couldn't find her we'd look for smoke and there she'd be raking up leaves and burning them.  ;D
I don't smell real pretty right now though!
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Post by: mcmich on June 24, 2012, 08:43:05 am
That's lovely...can't find Grandma...look for the smoke.
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 24, 2012, 08:52:26 am
When I see smoke coming from my grandma its because she burnt the jam :-))
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Post by: DizzyGirl on June 24, 2012, 08:56:43 am
(http://img.tapatalk.com/74fa479a-c830-bdc5.jpg)
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Post by: Nikkit on June 24, 2012, 09:04:06 am
Hee hee DG - my Nana didn't quite look like that!
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Frozzie on June 24, 2012, 04:22:50 pm
Washing clothes, general house stuff and the forum lol... Was supposed to be clearing out the attic but dh has claimed a day of rest due to pain inhis back and i just could t be bothered doing stuff by myself again... It can wait a day lol...oh also repaired a dress tht i wore once and it started to fray at one of the seems.. Not impressed...now forum and relax..
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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 24, 2012, 08:02:15 pm
Walked the dog this morning in the rain :P Caught up with most of my ironing :-)) Walked the dog again this afternoon,guess what, it rained :D :D Wanted to make a cake but ran out of eggs and refused to go to the shops as it's my shopping day tomorrow.
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Post by: Frozzie on June 24, 2012, 08:04:01 pm
Really its raining im shocked lol

Kids in bed and im watching an 80s classic in french haha 'flashdance'.. On tv tonight
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: astarra on June 25, 2012, 03:37:09 am
Today I have portioned out 1/2 a lamb into meal lots, bagged and frozen; peeled, steamed and oiled the potatoes, pumpkin and sweet potatoes for the week - cooling now before freezing; made and cooked some chicken and veg balls for the girls (&my) lunch; filled in 3 passport applications; done 3 loads of washing and hung them OUTSIDE!!!!!; tidied and vacuumed the whole house; forum surfed; etc... and it is only 12:36pm!  ;D
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 25, 2012, 04:32:07 am
Today I have portioned out 1/2 a lamb into meal lots, bagged and frozen; peeled, steamed and oiled the potatoes, pumpkin and sweet potatoes for the week - cooling now before freezing; made and cooked some chicken and veg balls for the girls (&my) lunch; filled in 3 passport applications; done 3 loads of washing and hung them OUTSIDE!!!!!; tidied and vacuumed the whole house; forum surfed; etc... and it is only 12:36pm!  ;D

 :o :o :o

Oh my gosh astarra, where does all your energy come from?
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: judydawn on June 25, 2012, 04:39:44 am
Where are you off to astarra with needing the passports?  It's amazing how much can be achieved when you get stuck into things, other days go by and hardly anything gets done at all  :P
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on June 25, 2012, 05:32:25 am
Well took cp to school. Went to the gym climbed hills for an hour on the bike.

Came home, been cooking & sorting out my freezer. Amazing what you find.

Have made a lemon tart, 3/4 way through a caramel slice. Filling for 4 chicken & veg pies & 2 or 3 roast beef pies. Now tonights dinner. Think menu plan will be all over the place this week. Pleased as I emptied 3 containers, lemon curd, cooked chicken breast & 1/2 portion of white sauce which is now in the chicken pie filling. So tonights meal made from freezer bits.

Have to get chest freezer empty by next thursday as that is my meat order day.

 :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 25, 2012, 05:40:13 am
Great work Hally :D

Well took cp to school.

Whenever you say cp I think you mean CP from the forum :-))

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Post by: Halex on June 25, 2012, 05:50:02 am
No I mean crown princecharming, my son :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 25, 2012, 05:52:42 am
Lol it seems very obvious now that you mention it... :-))
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Post by: astarra on June 25, 2012, 07:23:26 am
Where are you off to astarra with needing the passports?  It's amazing how much can be achieved when you get stuck into things, other days go by and hardly anything gets done at all  :P

I'm not going anywhere at this stage but miss 3 is off to my parents in NZ for a week next month ( :'( me) with SIL - also from NZ, actually my first cousin!! So as I was needing to do hers the others just sort of followed on... yes it is amazing what gets done sometimes!! Not bad at all considering my alarm didn't go off this morning so i didn't wake til I heard miss 5's alarm going off at 8am - we leave home at 8:30 to get to school on time...
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Post by: obbie on June 25, 2012, 07:34:36 am
working at work......
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 25, 2012, 07:43:56 am
working at work......

 :o :o :o

I've never heard of that being done before!
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Post by: cookie1 on June 25, 2012, 11:59:41 am
I have actually caught up on all the washing and ironing. Got the housework up to date as well. Then I took a heap of stuff to Anglicare that DD had piled up, then followed that with a pile of books we were donating to the library. While I was there I picked up my book club book.
I am thrilled to be all caught up at last.
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Post by: courton on June 25, 2012, 12:02:16 pm
What was book club book? Have just finishes reading Hilary mantel's book bring up the bodies. Enjoyed it.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on June 25, 2012, 12:55:18 pm
I just finished my book club book on Saturday night- The Time Travellers Wife. I really enjoyed it, but we watched the movie last night and i found it really disappointing.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 25, 2012, 12:57:22 pm
I just finished my book club book on Saturday night- The Time Travellers Wife. I really enjoyed it, but we watched the movie last night and i found it really disappointing.
My DS is an avid reader and never watches a film if she has read the book.She says she finds it disappointing like you ES.
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Post by: nazar on June 26, 2012, 12:27:17 am
 good morning everyone its 728 am here 
well l am off to a funeral today and l will be away for a few days , and l am leaving the laptop home so my husband can  use it for his forum      arn't l sweet
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Post by: mcmich on June 26, 2012, 12:50:20 am
Sorry to hear that Nazzar. Have a safe trip.
Yes, that is very considerate to leave the laptop behind. Catch up with you when you get back.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: obbie on June 26, 2012, 01:32:11 am
Scary thought when you have to actually work... :D
My BF came up yesterday to visit me for the day.


She also has a thermomix, so we printed recipes, and told her about other blogs I love.
Back to normal today for me.... :D
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Post by: judydawn on June 26, 2012, 03:23:22 am
Lucky DH Nazar - most of us would have taken it with us ;)  Still, you will obviously have other things on your mind during your trip away so DH may as well get the use of it. 
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Post by: mab19 on June 26, 2012, 04:18:24 am
I have spent most of the day cleaning out the contents the wardrobe (mostly fabric) in the spare room so it can be moved ready for painting. My family have given me one of these gorgeous hunks for 2 days of handyman or painting as a birthday gift.  Thank goodness it was only one of them I just don't think I could manage more than one these days ;D
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Post by: judydawn on June 26, 2012, 04:45:01 am
What a great idea Margaret - the more the merrier I say  ;)
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Post by: mcmich on June 26, 2012, 04:49:53 am
Lucky you Mab.
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Post by: JulieO on June 26, 2012, 05:16:57 am
Lol Mab.  You'll have to report back.  ;D

Oops, got distracted, forgot to write what I came here for.  :P

I'm actually not doing a lot today.  I had plans to get a few things done, but as the day has worn on, I can't be bothered. 
Tomorrow's another day.  ;)
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Post by: obbie on June 26, 2012, 05:17:23 am
Not much
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 26, 2012, 05:19:07 am
Golly gosh JulieO, your new forum photo scared the living daylights out of me!! I saw it out of the corner of my eye and thought there was a spider on my screen :-))
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Post by: JulieO on June 26, 2012, 05:23:34 am
 :D  Amy.  It's Simon's Cat.  If you aren't familiar with him, type it into YouTube, there's some really funny little videos on there.  ;D
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Post by: obbie on June 26, 2012, 05:33:37 am
Julie I love it..
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Post by: judydawn on June 26, 2012, 05:39:00 am
It's great Julie, the movement really catches your eye.

I'm actually not doing a lot today.  I had plans to get a few things done, but as the day has worn on, I can't be bothered.  
Tomorrow's another day.  ;)

Glad other people have those sorts of days too - just shows we are all 'normal' then  ;D
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Post by: obbie on June 26, 2012, 05:43:14 am
some days I surprise myself....

Some days I work, or pretend, but it all gets done in the end.... :)
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Post by: JulieO on June 26, 2012, 05:52:00 am
This is one that always makes me smile.  I have a cat just like this one.  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ffwDYo00Q&list=UUH6vXjt-BA7QHl0KnfL-7RQ&index=1&feature=plcp
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Post by: JulieO on June 26, 2012, 05:54:17 am
It's great Julie, the movement really catches your eye.

I'm actually not doing a lot today.  I had plans to get a few things done, but as the day has worn on, I can't be bothered.  
Tomorrow's another day.  ;)

Glad other people have those sorts of days too - just shows we are all 'normal' then  ;D

Yes, sometimes it's nice to just 'give in' to it.  I'll make the time up.  ;D
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 26, 2012, 05:54:33 am
I am going for a swim this afternoon. I've been putting it off because of the cold weather, but I need to stop making excuses. The pool is inside so it won't be that cold. *fingers crossed*

I will go at 2:00pm. I will swim for at least an hour, have a hot shower, and then get ready for my appointment at 4pm. Right, I have a plan. And I've posted it on here so you girls can hold me to it :-))

I also need to make time to look at Simon's cat ;)
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Post by: deedub on June 26, 2012, 05:57:23 am
Got a bit done today, now I'm knackered so coming on here for a break. School dropoff, back home for quick cuppa, washing, vacuuming & some admin. Then went to ikea to exchange something, did grocery shopping while out. Put lamb shanks in slow cooker, had lunch, washed floors (loving the miracle spray), installed drawer in DD's new wardrobe. Put together a flat pack cupboard for the laundry, cleaned laundry floor (disgusting!), put everything back where it belongs, collapsed on couch to catch up with forum! School pickup soon, then kids have swimming lessons, then dinner, kids to bed & more collapsing on couch, this time with some vino!
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Post by: keiramax on June 26, 2012, 09:14:51 am
Not much here.  A load of washing, prepared veggies for dinner, collected firewood.  Then took the kids to see Grandma and we all went to the lake for a walk and feed the ducks.  My DD loved jumping in all the puddles, lucky I took her gumboots with us.  It was great to finally see some sunshine after all the rain in Melb.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on June 26, 2012, 09:21:45 am
Work work work. Worked at our shop today then home to do some washing, unpack dishwasher, get dinner ready, clean house. Can't vacuum as DH took the dust collector to work to empty and give a blast with air compressor.
Teachers strike tomorrow so will vacuum then.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 26, 2012, 03:16:56 pm
Well at the moment I'm at DD in London.GS asleep in his bassinet and DD fast asleep on the sofa.I'm merrily catching up on today's postings whilst watching the ferries on the Thames.,Oh and the tide is coming in ;)
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Post by: Droverjess on June 26, 2012, 10:49:23 pm
Chauffeured DS,
Worked,
Ridden,
Cooked,
Eaten,
Bathed,
And now bed!
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: obbie on June 26, 2012, 11:58:34 pm
At work, really taking it easy.
kids have gone on a job with DH till Lunch time.

Dinner is ready to make tonight, all good.
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Post by: maddy on June 27, 2012, 12:40:58 am
Just polished off the last 3 of these babies with my coffee.....only because I hid the bag from the kids

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/61a7678c.jpg)

....the honeycomb... :-* :-*
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 27, 2012, 12:52:40 am
Oh gosh Maddy.... :-))
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Post by: obbie on June 27, 2012, 12:54:28 am
Yum Maddy, great idea to hide choc from kids.

I bought the kids lollies for when they come in today....
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Post by: dede on June 27, 2012, 12:55:11 am
Well I can't feel my fingers after pegging clothes on the line. Good thing it's only -0.7 at the moment, was
- 4.0 earlier. Even my chooks have frost on their backs. Now that's cold.
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Post by: maddy on June 27, 2012, 01:07:26 am
Don't like your chances of those clothes drying dede!
...we must have a heat wave, it was 6 degrees when I dropped the kids off....no envy from me dede...BRRR!
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Post by: maddy on June 27, 2012, 01:09:56 am
Yum Maddy, great idea to hide choc from kids.

Robyn....you dont share it all with your kids do you?   :o  :o. LOL.
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Post by: obbie on June 27, 2012, 01:35:40 am
Oh no we have hiding places at home.
At work we share chocolate and lollies..
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Post by: dede on June 27, 2012, 01:59:47 am
Don't like your chances of those clothes drying dede!
...we must have a heat wave, it was 6 degrees when I dropped the kids off....no envy from me dede...BRRR!

They should get 3/4 dry Maddy, hopefully anyway.
Then throw them in the dryer.
The only good thing about a frost is it is usually followed by a sunny day. Nice and sunny out their now. Think we will have a top temp of 12 today :)
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Post by: deedub on June 27, 2012, 02:56:01 am
Had a stressful morning because had to get DD2 to a gateways program across town by 9am. Those in Melbourne will understand what I mean by bl###y Punt Road traffic! Poor little thing looked completely lost & forlorn because she didn't know anyone - I wonder how she's going....
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 27, 2012, 05:33:19 am
Had a stressful morning because had to get DD2 to a gateways program across town by 9am. Those in Melbourne will understand what I mean by bl###y Punt Road traffic! Poor little thing looked completely lost & forlorn because she didn't know anyone - I wonder how she's going....

Oh I hope she's okay deedub. Poor kid :-\

I walked into town for an appointment and got soaked in the rain on my way back home. So I just enjoyed a hot lunch and cup of tea to warm myself up :D
Might do some study now. Or I might not :-))
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Post by: Droverjess on June 27, 2012, 07:42:01 am
Frost on washing makes it soft.

Where are you to get frost in Australia?
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Post by: cookie1 on June 27, 2012, 08:14:17 am
Here in the west DJ you often get frost inland.
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Post by: mcmich on June 27, 2012, 08:41:51 am
Frost on washing makes it soft.

Where are you to get frost in Australia?
dede's in Tassie DJ, cold part of Oz.

My MIL always hung her washing out at night (in NZ) to catch the frost.. never could understand why?
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Post by: dede on June 27, 2012, 08:55:36 am
Well my clothes didn't even get 1/2 dry. The sun was out all day but no breeze. They just hung there :(
In the dryer now.
Yes I'm in Tassie where it's freezing At the moment. Only meant to be -2 tonight so that's a bit better :o
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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 27, 2012, 09:02:47 am
Just back from walking the dog.Loaded the car with stuff for my class .Made my packed lunch,leftover frittata (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=862.0) with salad.Sipping a cup of coffee before I head off for the day. :)
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 27, 2012, 09:07:13 am
Have a lovely time CC.

Grrt
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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 27, 2012, 09:16:24 am
Have a lovely time CC.

Grrt
Thanks Gert.Lots of hand sewing on the agenda today :P  :D
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Post by: mcmich on June 27, 2012, 09:22:02 am
Have a lovely time CC.

Grrt
Thanks Gert.Lots of hand sewing on the agenda today :P  :D
What are you making CC?
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 27, 2012, 12:06:01 pm
After getting soaked this morning and then enjoying my hot lunch, I actually did some study! Hooray!

Then I went to the hospital for my chesy x-ray, went to the vegie shop, and then did a workout. Got hot and sweaty which was surprising considering how cold it is here at the moment (not as cold as Tassie though Mandi :-)))

I cooked dinner, now more study. Maybe :-))
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Post by: meganjane on June 27, 2012, 02:09:24 pm
If you're reading this Amy, get back to that study!

Today I visited a couple of friends to deliver their orders from a Postie Party I had recently. Very pleasant having a coffee and a chat with one friend and her visiting DD.
Finished cleaning up the filth from the ceiling replacement in my workshop and ready to start making stuff again!! Woohoo!

Big List today:
Paperwork from TMX Bowl and Blade Offer ticked off...Follow up phone calls and emails ticked off...Emails and phone calls ticked off...Marmalade, not ticked off...Dried Apricot Jam,not ticked off.

So, list for tomorrow is growing!
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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 27, 2012, 07:04:33 pm
Have a lovely time CC.

Grrt
Thanks Gert.Lots of hand sewing on the agenda today :P  :D
What are you making CC?
I'm recovering a chair Michele.Didn't finish the sewing,will continue next week ;)
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Post by: mcmich on June 27, 2012, 10:13:36 pm
You're so clever CC. You will have to post a photo when you're finished.
The last chair you showed us was really gorgeous.
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Post by: Droverjess on June 27, 2012, 10:48:16 pm
Long day at work, but got taken out to quick lunch at local excellent cafe.

Then after work went to vets to collect meds for a cow, and new folders for farm office at big office superstore about 12 miles away.

DD and DH decided on Chinese and I had yummy leftovers from last night, then did an hours gardening.

Good day really, but need to catch up on laundry!
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Post by: obbie on June 28, 2012, 12:12:28 am
pretending to work again today.....
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Post by: deedub on June 28, 2012, 12:29:31 am
pretending to work again today.....
Me too Robyn, working from home & only 1 conference call to attend (so far). Will probably be on here a bit  ;D
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Post by: Halex on June 28, 2012, 12:32:25 am
Had to completely rearrange my day due to my chest freezer, was told after 10 & they would ring.

They rang now between 9&10, which is a pain as I will be at the gym late, like to get in & out early.

 >:(
But happy about chest freezer ;D
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 28, 2012, 12:50:35 am
If you're reading this Amy, get back to that study!

Yes Mrs MJ ;D ;D ;D

CC, when I read your post my brain inserted a "from" into that sentence, so I thought you said "I'm recovering from a chair..." :-)

Sounds like you had a nice day DJ. Don't worry about the laundry, its not going anywhere... :-))

They rang now between 9&10, which is a pain as I will be at the gym late, like to get in & out early.

I know where you're coming from there Hally. The rude chest freezer people should have given you more warning or stuck with the original time. It really annoys me when people change things suddenly like that >:(
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Post by: Jude59 on June 28, 2012, 01:44:01 am
Had one of my lovely grandsons stay the night and today. He's been in the toy room most of the time and it looked like this a little while ago LOL.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/3aa3afae-a75a-6d9b.jpg)
We're tidying up so we can go hit the shops together :) nearly done.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/3aa3afae-a7dd-9de4.jpg)
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Post by: obbie on June 28, 2012, 01:45:35 am
Jude, you can come and tidy anytime.
My kids love lego.....
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Post by: Jude59 on June 28, 2012, 01:48:28 am
Lego is so messy I know!  He is playing with something equally as bad at the mo. Meccano.
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Post by: obbie on June 28, 2012, 01:57:58 am
what fun..  :D
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Post by: Halex on June 28, 2012, 02:28:08 am
Chester my freezer came early. The guy was great, 8.45, so i gave him & his helper 2 caramel slices each. He even said would you like the cotainer, i said no its ok its a cheap throw out one. Bless him ;D

So at gym climbing hills >:( ;D
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Post by: mab19 on June 28, 2012, 02:40:26 am
We have our Lego wrapped in a big sheet and when GS comes we just lay it out on the floor.  Very easy to tidy up when it is time to go.
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Post by: obbie on June 28, 2012, 03:56:53 am
we just leave it out and tidy once a week.
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Post by: mcmich on June 28, 2012, 07:58:51 am
Today I've been to Thermomix Lovers place and we have been cooking.
Took Harry (my adorable hound) to the groomers.
She clipped him very very short. Harry's not overly impressed as you can see in his before and after photos.
A couple of weeks and lousy hair cuts don't look quite so bad. I've told him it makes him look younger and slimmer and he's coming to terms with it.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on June 28, 2012, 08:03:36 am
Lol Michele
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Post by: DizzyGirl on June 28, 2012, 08:04:20 am
Been at work paying bills today. Now home washing and cooking dinners.
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 28, 2012, 08:05:55 am
Mimic I bet he is a puppy again. It will grow but I hope you have a coat for him

Gert
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Post by: Queen Be on June 28, 2012, 08:40:47 am
Jude I wish my girls toy room was that tidy, I am too ashamed to take a pic ATM

Today was supposed to be the school sports carnival, my DD1's first, but it was rained out after just an hour  :'(
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Post by: judydawn on June 28, 2012, 08:54:57 am
It certainly makes him look slimmer Michele - he should be happy about that ;)
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Post by: mcmich on June 28, 2012, 08:56:59 am
It certainly makes him look slimmer Michele - he should be happy about that ;)
Thinking about getting a shorter do myself.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on June 28, 2012, 10:21:43 am
Tell me where to get a haircut that makes you slimmer and I'm there :@)
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Post by: cookie1 on June 28, 2012, 01:01:37 pm
Today DH, DD and myself went for a lovely drive to Gracetown. I hadn't been that way for a while so it was a practise run for the retreat. We had a lovely day and got home about 6. We left round 8.30am.
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Post by: Rara1 on June 28, 2012, 04:17:23 pm
Sounds lovely cookie.

Today I delivered a machine and my lovely customer gave my 2 huge bags of lemons. 
Some of them are the size of a small football!!
She has already given away 11 shopping bags of lemons and still has a tree full.
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm57/rara6014/photo-106.jpg)


Rara x
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Post by: dede on June 28, 2012, 09:27:23 pm
OMG I have over worked my brain reading info about solar panel setups. I think I have read too much and am now confused :(
We are looking at having solar panels installed to cut down our power bill. But the whole thing is so confusing and now I don't know which way to go :(
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Post by: obbie on June 28, 2012, 09:58:47 pm
Rara, do you need lemon recipes....

I just bumped lemon cakes for DeeDUB..

Just woke up, checking here with first coffee
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Post by: Rara1 on June 29, 2012, 12:14:48 am
Thanks Obie
Will make the lemon butter and coconut lemon cake
Thanks for bumping them up

Rara x
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Post by: stacelee on June 29, 2012, 12:26:12 am
Today is stocktake and wages....love end of financial year....NOT!
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Post by: maddy on June 29, 2012, 12:30:47 am
Was a bit naughty this morning....convinced DD not to go to school on the last day, as it was only for 3 hours, and not worth the trip in (or the ironing time of the uniform)  :P  she would have had to wait 2 hours after that for the bus to take her home.
School holidays.....a love/hate relationship!



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Post by: Amy :-) on June 29, 2012, 12:32:10 am
I was too tired to post about this last night, but I'm very excited to say that last night I went to my first thermomix demonstration :D It was awesome!!!

And I ordered three cookbooks ;D So now I can post more reviews of the cookbook recipes :-))
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Post by: maddy on June 29, 2012, 12:32:59 am
Today is stocktake and wages....love end of financial year....NOT!

....know what you mean Stace...my day with be filled with invoicing and paperwork I despise with a passion  :-))
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Post by: Halex on June 29, 2012, 12:37:20 am
Obbie, would love your too 5 lemon recipes.
Yesterday there was 20 lemons on my doorstep & 17 heads of garlic ;D
 :)
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Post by: obbie on June 29, 2012, 12:56:03 am
Hally, I just bumped the lemon cakes for Dee Dub, in the cake section.

Nigellas little lemon puddings with lemon butter are yummy too.
I'll get back on later as well, stocktake for me all day today..... Glad its only once a year.

Robyn
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Post by: Halex on June 29, 2012, 01:16:55 am
Thanks Obbie, & ones I can  freeze for Chester
 :)
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Post by: obbie on June 29, 2012, 02:21:52 am
Hally, Lime and coconut cake, (or lemon) freezers well. Just bumped for you. :)
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Post by: Halex on June 29, 2012, 02:40:17 am
Thanks Obbie
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Post by: desi on June 29, 2012, 03:20:31 am
Hi Mandi
We had photovoltaics put on our roof for the same reason as you mentioned i.e. saving in electricity and now we're expecting our first bill from Aurora. We decided to go with a Tassie company for many reasons. If you want any info please email me :)
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Post by: dede on June 29, 2012, 03:50:27 am
Thanks Desi, I'm looking forward to getting them. Going to be around 3 months before they are on our roof. We went with a bigger system to suit our big family.
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Post by: JulieO on June 29, 2012, 04:06:53 am
We are on the road to Adelaide for the weekend. So no cooking for me for a couple of days then on Monday morning DH flies to Perth for work for a few days so will only be making simple things for me. By the time he gets back I'll be hanging out to cook a good meal. 😄
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Post by: cookie1 on June 29, 2012, 05:12:05 am
Dede we put solar on our roof just over 12 months ago. It is wonderful here. We have a 3kw system and it more than covers what we use, in fact we put quite a bit back into the grid that we get paid for. Let me know if you have any queries. We bought from Solar Gain and have been pleased with everything from installation on.
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Post by: obbie on June 29, 2012, 05:20:17 am
working..... :D
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Post by: deedub on June 29, 2012, 05:25:59 am
On the train home from work atm - a few hours early because got a call from school to pick DD up, says she feels sick. Methinks she just didn't want to go to after school care w/out her sister who has a playdate. Not that I mind, get to start the weekend early!
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Post by: thermo18 on June 29, 2012, 05:53:06 am
Made focaccia, and caramelised garlic paste and some passion fruit slice  :)
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Post by: dede on June 29, 2012, 06:42:35 am
Dede we put solar on our roof just over 12 months ago. It is wonderful here. We have a 3kw system and it more than covers what we use, in fact we put quite a bit back into the grid that we get paid for. Let me know if you have any queries. We bought from Solar Gain and have been pleased with everything from installation on.

That's great Cookie, we are getting a 3.42kw system (expandable to 5kw)
I have read so much information my head is spinning :D
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Post by: Katiej on June 29, 2012, 07:46:40 am
Today I've done nothing, and my god I've enjoyed it!

Friday is my day off work and I'm normally up early doing a thousand things.  Today (for possibly the first time since I was a teenager) I've slept in to 11am.  Since I got up I've done hardly anything  :)

I do have to go and cook dinner now though and pretend to be busy when my DH gets home from work  ;D
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Post by: mcmich on June 29, 2012, 07:50:32 am
Must be nice saying DH Katie.  :) :)
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Post by: dede on June 29, 2012, 07:50:42 am
Sounds like you had a great day Katie. Sometime we have to have nothing days I think :)
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Post by: Katiej on June 29, 2012, 07:56:28 am
Sounds like you had a great day Katie. Sometime we have to have nothing days I think :)

Yes we do Mandi - not that I think you ever get a day to do nothing  ;D

Must be nice saying DH Katie.  :) :)

Its it Michelle, but I'm still getting used to saying my husband and being a Mrs!  My DH made me smile yesterday as he told me it makes him feel really proud everytime he gets to say "my wife"  :)
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Post by: judydawn on June 29, 2012, 07:59:57 am
That's nice Katie - aint love grand ;)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 29, 2012, 08:53:18 am
Just about to make the journey into London carring a birthday cake for SIL :D It's going to be interesting how it fares on the train and tube.Will let you know what happened later :D :D :D :D
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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 29, 2012, 08:55:20 am
Sounds like you had a great day Katie. Sometime we have to have nothing days I think :)

Yes we do Mandi - not that I think you ever get a day to do nothing  ;D

Must be nice saying DH Katie.  :) :)

Its it Michelle, but I'm still getting used to saying my husband and being a Mrs!  My DH made me smile yesterday as he told me it makes him feel really proud everytime he gets to say "my wife"  :)
You both sound so happy Katie. :)
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Post by: keiramax on June 29, 2012, 08:57:16 am
I hate transporting cakes CC.  They never look the same when they arrive

Depressing day doing our family budget.  Halex food challenge has inspired me to look at all our other expenses.  So I'm now ready for the new financial year to start tracking all our spending.  Hopefully I'll be able to make some savings and be a little more in control of our money.  At the moment I feel like we chase our tails as each bill comes in.

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Post by: judydawn on June 29, 2012, 09:46:54 am
Good luck with the cake CC, that's dedication for you.
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Post by: obbie on June 29, 2012, 10:57:26 am
Keiramax, you have done well to start a budget, keep going..

sometimes we chase too, now things are getting busier for us..
planning meals sure helps...

sending you hugs.
a website I love is.....
www.gailvazoxlade.com

great for money saving ideas and budgets...
PS, hope you don't mind..


Me, worked today, done our stocktake. 5 of us in the shop today, 4 counting and me....
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 29, 2012, 11:28:37 am
Robyn I would hate stocktaking in your shop. A nightmare,,.

Gert
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Post by: DizzyGirl on June 29, 2012, 11:36:14 am
Stocktaking at our shop this weekend too. Thank god we don't have to count every nut, bolt etc. only the big stuff.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on June 29, 2012, 12:08:20 pm
Yep. Busy day today as it was the last working day of the financial year. I don't usually work on Fridays but I was flat out. It was the last day of term too, so the kids had a crazy hair day and a disco at school. We also sold spiders after school as an end of term treat. When we planned it we didn't expect the pouring rain and freezing day.  >:(The kids didn't care as they were hot from the disco, and we raised over $100 for a school in Africa. My DD has gone to her first blue light disco, so I have to go out in the pouring rain to pick her up. I'd rather be on the couch instead  ;D
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 29, 2012, 12:14:09 pm
Just about to make the journey into London carring a birthday cake for SIL :D It's going to be interesting how it fares on the train and tube.Will let you know what happened later :D :D :D :D

Good luck CC. Looking forwad to hearing how it goes! ;D

Today: work, grocery shopping, gym :-))
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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 29, 2012, 03:00:21 pm
The cake arrived in on piece ;) :D
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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 29, 2012, 07:34:32 pm
Spent the day in London with DD and GS.A good journey home on the tube and train. :)
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Post by: mcmich on June 29, 2012, 08:43:49 pm
So the cake made it in 1 piece?
How long does it take you to get to London CC?
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Post by: obbie on June 29, 2012, 10:35:57 pm
stocktake was easy Gretchen.

 3 guys counting


jim was doing breakdowns

i was serving, and photocopying more sheets.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on June 29, 2012, 10:38:43 pm
Off to swimming this morning then grocery shopping. DH has nearly finished stocktake so he will bring laptop home and I can update myob at home.
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Post by: obbie on June 29, 2012, 10:41:07 pm
I am going to work for a hour, by myself ....no kids to do paperwork.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on June 29, 2012, 10:42:09 pm
Don't you just love paperwork NOT.
I will do mine tomorrow.
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Post by: astarra on June 29, 2012, 11:34:22 pm
All I have been doing today so far is  :'( ing. And trying to get through the shock.
Had a midwife appnt yesterday morning, she couldn't  find the bubs heartbeat, sent in to the hospital for a "reasurrance" scan, which actually did the opposite of reasurring, our baby's heart had stopped beating - at 18wks pregnant, this came as such a huge shock, especially after everything was perfect at the 12wks scan.  :'(  I just cannot believe it. Am being brought on on Monday. :'( :'( :'(
Still, I have a wonderful DH and 3 gorgeous daughters.  :)
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Post by: Jude59 on June 29, 2012, 11:41:34 pm
So sorry to hear your heartbreaking news.  Your family will be a much needed comfort to you.  Hugs to you.
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Post by: Halex on June 29, 2012, 11:53:15 pm
Astarra, i am truly sorry to hear this terrible news. My heart goes  out to you.

Be strong &  let the love of your family get you all through this horrible  time.

Sending a gigantic hug & love & strength to you.

Hally :-*
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Post by: DizzyGirl on June 29, 2012, 11:54:16 pm
Astarra do sorry to hear about your loss. Big hugs xxx
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 29, 2012, 11:58:51 pm
Astarraso sorry and warm hugs from me as well.

Gert
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Post by: judydawn on June 30, 2012, 12:00:02 am
That is such bad news astarra, no-one wants to hear that outcome.  I share your tears and admire your strength, it must be devastating for the rest of the family too.  Heartfelt condolences to you all  :-* :-*
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Post by: goldfish on June 30, 2012, 12:17:19 am
Astarra - have just read your news and I'm so very sorry - such a terrible shock - my thoughts and prayers are very much with you and your family.  Do take extra care of yourself. . .  we're all thinking of you . . .
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Post by: dede on June 30, 2012, 12:23:28 am
Astarra I am so sorry to hear the news. You poor thing. That's terrible news. Please take care. Lots of hugs from all of us. :(
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 30, 2012, 12:27:05 am
Astarra, how absolutely devastating :'( :'( :'(
I'm so sorry you have to go through this. All my love and big hugs coming your way :-* :-*
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Post by: mcmich on June 30, 2012, 12:37:40 am
So sorry for you and your family astarra. Take care  :-*
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Post by: JulieO on June 30, 2012, 02:17:44 am
Terrible news astarra, my heart goes out to you, your husband and family. Please take care.
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Post by: nazar on June 30, 2012, 02:28:24 am
Astarra
 its really hard for people to understand  going through this loss, unless people have actually been there.
Even though we offer our condolences and symphony - nothing can heal this wound except for time. 

l wish l could wrap you up in a blanket of love and caring at this time of anguish.
Our thoughts and prays are with you and your family  now, and when you go in on Monday.
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Post by: obbie on June 30, 2012, 03:06:49 am
Astarra, my heart is aching for you now. I am sitting here crying for you too. :'( :'(

I am sending you hugs and strength to get you through this weekend.
there are so many questions, answers and the why...


it takes time, lots of love and understanding from everyone.
its bloody tough, I know.

We lost our first bub too.

Robyn :-* :-*
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Post by: Katiej on June 30, 2012, 03:42:34 am
Astarra what devasting news.  My heart goes out to you and your family.
Lots of love, take care xx
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Post by: astarra on June 30, 2012, 03:55:50 am
Thank you all for...everything.  :-*
I would be lying if I said I wasn't devestated, still in shock and very sad.  :'(  Especially as it is AGAIN. We lost preg #2 at 13wks (the day after we announced it to the world), and I feel like I am reliving that time again with another blow added to it. Hoping and praying all goes well on Monday.
Thank you all again. Will go and hug my DDs again now!  :)
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Post by: Lilli33 on June 30, 2012, 04:20:02 am
Astarra, so sorry to hear your news. It is terribly devastating. Especially like you say after the 12 wks scan. I lost two after my first two and was around the 12 wk mark. Had heartbeats on both previously. 18 wks just makes it worse. My heart goes out to you. I'm very thankful that when I was just thinking all was lost I fell pregnant and all was great. People often comment on my gap and 2 8 and almost 10, but they have no idea how grateful I am for him.

Big hugs. X
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Post by: dede on June 30, 2012, 04:37:02 am
My sister lost 2 babies at 19 weeks within 6 months of each other. It is such a hard time to go through. I'm really feeling for you at the moment. Monday is going to be a tough day for you. I'm so sorry you have to go through this. But I'm so happy that you have your wonderful family with you to give lots of cuddles and love to help you get through this tough time in your life.
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Post by: kyton on June 30, 2012, 06:19:20 am
Astarra - am so sorry for your loss. We lost our first at 19wk 3d and it was a huge shock to our family.

Rest, take it easy and cry as much as you want. We have a little Remembrance ceremony every time we return to Honolulu - as that is where our loss occurred. It never ceases to make us teary whenever we remember even 8yrs on.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on June 30, 2012, 07:19:27 am
Just got back from shopping. Bought Cuisinart 6l pressure cooker. Going to try it out for dinner tonight. I hope I can work it out
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Post by: meganjane on June 30, 2012, 07:22:52 am
So sad for you Astarra...

DG, that's exciting. I love Cuisinart products and I love my PC. Except it's misbehaving lately and won't seal properly unless I fiddle with it for ages.
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Post by: mcmich on June 30, 2012, 07:49:35 am
Just got back from shopping. Bought Cuisinart 6l pressure cooker. Going to try it out for dinner tonight. I hope I can work it out

Very nice DG...let us know how you go.
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Post by: JulieO on June 30, 2012, 08:30:32 am
Just back from a very breezy Aami stadium, luckily it didn't rain.  Good come back Crows, I'm a bit hoarse :))

We haven't eaten since breakfast so we are looking forward to dinner in the restaurant, have reserved a window seat with a view of the lake, can relax now. 😍
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Post by: DizzyGirl on June 30, 2012, 08:56:14 am
The pressure cooker was reduced. Originally $180, got it for $120 at Robins Kitchen. Also bought Suzanne Gibbs The Pressure Cooker Recipe Book.
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Post by: mcmich on June 30, 2012, 09:00:24 am
That cookbook has had some good reviews on here DG. I want to get it but really don't need another cookbook.
Was my New Years Resolution not to buy any more cook books or magazines other Donna Hay...lasted until about 6th January.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on June 30, 2012, 09:09:05 am
LoL michele. I will buy the WW pressure cookbook on Monday and that's it. I get more recipes off here than any cookbook, but sometimes I do like looking at the pictures.
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Post by: Cuilidh on June 30, 2012, 09:13:26 am
Today, and tomorrow .... STOCKTAKE - worst weekend of the year!  For everyone else doing EOFY stocktake, hope it's going smoothly for you.
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 30, 2012, 09:22:53 am
Just back from a very breezy Aami stadium, luckily it didn't rain.  Good come back Crows, I'm a bit hoarse :))

We haven't eaten since breakfast so we are looking forward to dinner in the restaurant, have reserved a window seat with a view of the lake, can relax now.

Sounds like a lovely day Julie :D

Was my New Years Resolution not to buy any more cook books or magazines other Donna Hay...lasted until about 6th January.


LOL Michele :-))

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Post by: mcmich on June 30, 2012, 09:55:19 am
LoL michele. I will buy the WW pressure cookbook on Monday and that's it. I get more recipes off here than any cookbook, but sometimes I do like looking at the pictures.

I have the WW pressure cooker book.
Think I will resurrect the New Year Resolution thread and see how everyone else is going.
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Post by: Jude59 on June 30, 2012, 10:27:40 am
Had a really lovely lunch and afternoon at the Diggers Club grounds at Herronswood, Dromana. The cafe, Fork to Fork, is really really good - all veg grown organically there nd all meat and seafood, cheese and wine local.  Had a lovely wander around the grounds and gardens. All inspired about the veggie patch now. Amazing what fruits and veg are growing well there in late June!
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 30, 2012, 11:24:45 am
had a few family over for morning tea to see my DD22 off to Europe for a month  :'( just crying, cos I wish it was me! Made some EDC pikelets, sausage rolls, and date and walnut muffins. everyone looked at it and said "oh so much food" so was surprised how little there was left. Was marvelling at how such a spread cost me so little (prob about $5 worth of ingredients that I actually had to buy as everything was on hand) and how much the equivalent would have cost in a cafe. Mum and dad had to go back to the country, so I made some of JD's Chicken and Vege soup for them to eat first and bought some bread to go with it.
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Post by: obbie on June 30, 2012, 11:32:25 am
we did our stocktake yesterday. all done and dusted...
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Post by: nazar on June 30, 2012, 11:36:11 am
 hi l am back from funeral
 
 had a varoma demo yesterday . and are  happy that soon l will be getting a second bowl and a bread matt  and l got full steam ahead book even though l did not have any sales .

 l like all the dishes she made  except for the lemon puddings  there not as nice if they dont have the syrup on top of them

we had a great day and l learnt lots of tips . my demo lady saw my spatula ask where l got it from so l sent her the link and  she also wants to buy one for her mum too
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 30, 2012, 11:41:24 am
Hi Michelle, I hope the funeral went as smoothly as possible.

Do you mind me asking who did your demo?
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Post by: nazar on June 30, 2012, 12:03:04 pm
heidi cheffers   did amy
 funeral went well
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 30, 2012, 12:41:51 pm
Thanks Michelle :) I'm glad the funeral went well :-*
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Post by: nazar on June 30, 2012, 12:44:04 pm
 just curious  amy  why did you want to know who did my demo
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Post by: desi on June 30, 2012, 12:45:37 pm
This afternoon, I went to Devil of a Cook book class with Fiona Hoskin. Fiona did a wonderful
job, as always, using recipes from the new cook book. I enjoyed the class very much and
I can't wait to try the recipes from my new book :)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 30, 2012, 12:48:23 pm
This afternoon, I went to Devil of a Cook book class with Fiona Hoskin. Fiona did a wonderful
job, as always, using recipes from the new cook book. I enjoyed the class very much and
I can't wait to try the recipes from my new book :)
What did she make desi ;D
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 30, 2012, 12:51:45 pm
just curious  amy  why did you want to know who did my demo

Because I went to a demo on Thursday night and the lady who did it said she had another two demonstrations to do over the weekend, so I just wondered if it might have been the same lady. It wasn't though. Sorry if I sounded nosy :-)) ;D
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Post by: nazar on June 30, 2012, 01:02:02 pm
 amy   you dont have to apologize at all  you   were not being nosy
 was your demo ladys name lisa
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Post by: Amy :-) on June 30, 2012, 01:08:37 pm
Thanks Michelle :D
No, I think my demo lady was called Gail. I wonder how many demo ladies there are?
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Post by: nazar on June 30, 2012, 01:14:05 pm
l would imagine there to be quite a few
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Post by: dede on June 30, 2012, 01:23:46 pm
OMG DS 16 played football today (we have had heaps of rain) his white shorts are caked in red mud. I think the sard wonder soap might be pushed to its limit to clean these. :(
I have scrubbed them and got the majority of the mud out but I doubt they will ever be white again.
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Post by: Droverjess on June 30, 2012, 09:51:26 pm
We await the results of your washing dede.

If you follow me around the forum you will see what I have been up to and see my disaster.

Still very windy here. Never known such a windy summer, ever.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on June 30, 2012, 10:36:27 pm
So far I have done a load of washing and cleaned the kitchen. About to start on the dining room. I need to clean the dining room buffet out so I can put my slow cooker in it as it won't get used much now. I can then fit my new pressure cooker in the kitchen cupboard.
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Post by: mcmich on June 30, 2012, 10:39:13 pm
DG, how did your meal work out last night?
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Post by: Wonder on June 30, 2012, 10:46:52 pm
I had planned on making quite a few things and having an unheard of day at home, but unfortunately got a call at about 10am to say my brother had passed away in the early hours of the morning. He was the reason I decided to do the dry July challenge raising money for cancer. We weren't close and he was a loner all his life so not a lot to organize, but its very difficult for my elderly parents particularly my father as he was the only boy in a family of 8 children. It's going to be a very hard few days helping them through and getting this organized.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on June 30, 2012, 10:51:14 pm
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My thoughts are with you Frozzie.
Cancer is a terrible disease.
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Post by: mcmich on June 30, 2012, 10:52:05 pm
Sorry to hear your sad news Wonder. Condolences to you and your family.
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Post by: dede on June 30, 2012, 11:09:01 pm
Sorry to hear about you loss Wonder. :(
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Post by: obbie on June 30, 2012, 11:18:19 pm
So Sorry  on you loss wonder.
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Post by: Halex on July 01, 2012, 12:34:01 am
Wonder, what sad news for you  & your family.

Hugs :-*
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 01, 2012, 12:54:14 am
Best wishes to you and your family in this hard time Wonder :-* :-*
How devastating for you all, particularly your father :'(
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Post by: judydawn on July 01, 2012, 12:56:32 am
Devastating news for the family Wonder, thinking of you all.

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Post by: Queen Be on July 01, 2012, 12:58:37 am
Very sorry to hear this news Wonder. Condolences to your family.
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Post by: JulieO on July 01, 2012, 01:53:20 am
Sorry to hear your news Wonder. Such sad news on the forum at the moment.
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Post by: keiramax on July 01, 2012, 02:00:54 am
Sorry for your loss Wonder, Dry July would be a lovely dedication.

Thanks Obbie for the web site link.  

Already feeling more in control just having done a budget and writing it down.  The biggest problem is my DH's spending.  Now he can see were the money is going and now realises how much the bills are.  We can also see where the big bill months are and be a bit more prepared for them.  

As my Grandmother always would say, "Look after the pennies and the pounds would save themselves"
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Post by: dede on July 01, 2012, 02:25:33 am
DH just come home with a full pig, 10 kg beef mince, 5 kg hamburgers and a big esky full of kangaroo mince. Now I have to bag it all up.
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Post by: Merrilyn on July 01, 2012, 02:42:28 am
Deepest sympathy to you and your family Wonder

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Post by: Katiej on July 01, 2012, 02:45:06 am
Wonder I'm sorry to hear your sad news.  All the best to you, your parents and family.
Take care xx
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Post by: Halex on July 01, 2012, 03:14:04 am
Spent way too much time on here :o

DH wants to go out for lunch, I want to cook. He is right the next 5 weekends we have eb, well we have him for most of July & he leaves us 5th Aug, plus we have our christmas in July party. So today is an opportunity to go out. And the sun s shining :D

This could mean I will have gone through a whole weekend without using TM :o :o maybe I need to leave the forum as I am not a TM user this weekend ;D,LOL

 :)

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Post by: dede on July 01, 2012, 03:17:10 am
And 40 bags of mince later and I'm still going. :(
Having a spell then back to it.
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Post by: JulieO on July 01, 2012, 03:30:42 am

This could mean I will have gone through a whole weekend without using TM :o :o maybe I need to leave the forum as I am not a TM user this weekend ;D,LOL :)

I think you're safe Hally.  ;D This is more than a TM only forum these days, so much chatter that's not just to do with our machines. It's a lovely place to visit.  :D
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Post by: astarra on July 01, 2012, 03:51:47 am
Sorry to hear your sad news Wonder.  :'(

Today not doing much, just totally chilling.
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Post by: deedub on July 01, 2012, 03:57:26 am
Catching up on forum news. So so sorry to hear of your devastating loss, astarra, I hope all goes well on Monday. And wonder, my condolences to you as well - cancer is a b#*&h, I wish you well with your dry July challenge.
Trying to muster up energy to do something after a rare big night out - too old for that caper now methinks. Will start cooking to get motivated.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 01, 2012, 04:06:08 am
I hung out two enormous loads of washing, went for a walk/run for 80 minutes and now I'm making a collage with all the pictures from my little desk calendar :)
Going to practice my trumpet and new saxophone later ;D ;D
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Post by: Aussie Brenda on July 01, 2012, 05:05:59 am
I just sitting relaxing now, I'm looking after 22 month old GS for three weeks, starting to feel tired, went for an early walk before the rain hit with GS and two dogs, the front wheel fell off the pram about 1/2 a k from home, a nice man and his wife out riding their bikes stopped to help me and he took the wheel back to his house and fixed it for me.  i was so grateful.  Went to cook some veggies for lunch and discovered that I'd left a bag of groceries behind when shopping yesterday, SO back to the shops, then around to the chicken shop to get cheap chicken for Tenina"s chicken stock powder, it was closed, ended up buying a cooked chook from Coles.   Have the ingredients in the oven smells divine.   Really enjoying a cuppa and GS is having a sleep.  Bliss....
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Post by: desi on July 01, 2012, 05:50:04 am
Wonder, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. It is always double hard when parents to lose a child. I guess it is
because it is not the natural way for things to happened.
My condolences to you and your family.
Take care
Desi xo
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Post by: desi on July 01, 2012, 06:07:26 am
CC,
Fiona cooked steamed salmon in the varoma with yogurt sauce, watermelon salad, green soup, bread, curie chicken and rice, and a sponge cake. Everything was delicious.
 
The money that is made from the Devil of a Cookbook and the classes is to aid the Tasmanian devils that are suffering from a form of facial cancer. Fiona with other wonderful people have started a program to save these little animals from extinction :)
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Post by: dede on July 01, 2012, 06:12:36 am
I just sitting relaxing now, I'm looking after 22 month old GS for three weeks, starting to feel tired, went for an early walk before the rain hit with GS and two dogs, the front wheel fell off the pram about 1/2 a k from home, a nice man and his wife out riding their bikes stopped to help me and he took the wheel back to his house and fixed it for me.  i was so grateful.  Went to cook some veggies for lunch and discovered that I'd left a bag of groceries behind when shopping yesterday, SO back to the shops, then around to the chicken shop to get cheap chicken for Tenina"s chicken stock powder, it was closed, ended up buying a cooked chook from Coles.   Have the ingredients in the oven smells divine.   Really enjoying a cuppa and GS is having a sleep.  Bliss....

Oh dear, sounds like you had one of those days :D
The wheel falling off the pram wouldn't be too much fun at all.
And I know what you mean about feeling tired looking after a toddler.
My Nephew is 2 and just does not stop, he makes me feel tired just watching him. I know I have 5 kids but they are pretty easy to look after compared to toddlers who need constant supervision.
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Post by: obbie on July 01, 2012, 06:16:34 am
went on a adventure, shopping to Cairns, kids went to the movies, so I had 2 hours in a shopping centre by myself..
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Post by: mcmich on July 01, 2012, 07:06:32 am
Went out for brunch with DH and then some shopping.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 01, 2012, 07:11:13 am
Went out for brunch with DH and then some shopping.

This might be a silly question Michele, but what sort of food do you have for brunch? I've never had it :-))
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Post by: mcmich on July 01, 2012, 07:15:58 am
You can usually order anything off the breakfast or lunch menus.
I had eggs benedict and DH had a a breakfast wrap - filled with scrambled eggs, bacon, mushrooms, onion with chili sauce.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 01, 2012, 07:24:38 am
Cleaned house and book work today. Nothing exciting
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 01, 2012, 08:03:30 am
It has been a sad couple of days for you, Astarra and Wonder, my heartfelt wishes to you both.
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 01, 2012, 08:04:30 am
Stocktake finished, now just have to update the books - only 3,500 items to do, but that can wait until tomorrow.
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Post by: Droverjess on July 01, 2012, 08:10:35 am
Very sorry for your loss Wonder.
Hope we can support you as you support the family.

Thinking of you very much.
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Post by: Droverjess on July 01, 2012, 08:12:49 am
Very sorry Astarra to read your sad news. I am sorry I missed that earlier.
A horrid, horrid thing to happen and thinking of you and your family on Monday and in the coming weeks.

Big hugs.
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Post by: Droverjess on July 01, 2012, 08:16:22 am
Lots to do today, not sure if all achievable.

Bake, ride, ironing, plant new section of garden got ready yesterday, prepare more ground, visit new farm shop opening as DH asked  to go.
Cook roast chicken for 6pm, DD should be back from - 21st party then, and hopefully SIT DOWN and watch tinker tailor spy film after supper as we  have iton DVD.

Think I'd  better start now and get out of bed.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 01, 2012, 10:27:18 am
What a sad time for your family wonder,a big hug from me :-*
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 01, 2012, 10:31:18 am
So sorry to hear such sad news Astarra,my thoughts will be with you on Monday.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 01, 2012, 10:32:49 am
CC,
Fiona cooked steamed salmon in the varoma with yogurt sauce, watermelon salad, green soup, bread, curie chicken and rice, and a sponge cake. Everything was delicious.
 
The money that is made from the Devil of a Cookbook and the classes is to aid the Tasmanian devils that are suffering from a form of facial cancer. Fiona with other wonderful people have started a program to save these little animals from extinction :)

Thanks Desi :-* I would have loved to eaten it as well ;)
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Post by: Droverjess on July 01, 2012, 05:50:44 pm
Well rain interrupted riding and gardening this am.
Managed to bake 3 lemon drizzle and 30 biscuits.

Then went out to farm shop opening for an hour, bought new potatoes and apples. It will only be open 2 hrs week, it's in a school.

Then did manage to garden and prepare some more ground and plant 6 more plants.

I put a weigelia, fancy delphinium, and 2 rudbeckia at this end of this bed today. This is the front of the house, I only started this bed in May. The ferocious winds have snapped all my beans and stopped the climbing. Weird season.

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The two grey/purple plants are in late but I want self seeders. This picture won't post. Will try another reply.

The bare pics shows what more there is to do. Yards and yards like that. Last summer was a jumble of weeds and ivy. We moved in November

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Post by: Droverjess on July 01, 2012, 06:00:10 pm
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Is the two purples thing, name escapes me!
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 01, 2012, 06:16:05 pm
They are called Lychnis DJ ;D
Nice flower bed ;) Pity About the wind snapping your beans.
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Post by: Droverjess on July 01, 2012, 08:22:49 pm
Thanks cc....
Am sure lots of gardening knowledge on here.
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Post by: Merrilyn on July 01, 2012, 09:16:15 pm
Astarra, sending gentle hugs to you for today.

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Post by: stacelee on July 01, 2012, 09:32:02 pm
Wonder, I'm sorry to read of your loss.

Astara, my prayers are with you today.

I probably won't get a lot done today except continue working on stocktake and going to the airport. Brat boy gets back at lunchtime...I must admit that I'm counting the hours.  We might take him out this afternoon, just to keep him up until tonight.
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Post by: dede on July 01, 2012, 10:55:55 pm
Don't you love a frosty morning when you peg clothes on the line while the pegs are still frozen (yes I need to learn to bring them in side of a night)
Then you give your DH a kiss before he leaves for work while putting your frozen hands on his face :D
Lol he did jump (insert evil laugh) ;D
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Post by: obbie on July 01, 2012, 10:56:30 pm
Astarra, take care today, my thoughts are with you.
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Post by: Aussie Brenda on July 01, 2012, 11:46:10 pm
Dede how do you expect to get washing dry in this weather.  Straight onto the clothes horse for me over the heating duct. But I guess with 7 of you the house would be full of wet clothes.  Its Bl***y cold here, it must be quiet FRESH  down there.
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Post by: dede on July 02, 2012, 12:16:35 am
Suns out Aussie Brenda so hopefully they will dry (or close to it) :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 02, 2012, 12:18:55 am
Suns out Aussie Brenda so hopefully they will dry (or close to it) :)

Fingers crossed Mandi ;)

Astarra, I'm thinking of you today :-*
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Post by: dede on July 02, 2012, 12:25:48 am
Yes thinking off you too Astarra, actually you have been on my mind a lot since you gave us the bad news. :(
Take care.
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Post by: Halex on July 02, 2012, 12:29:43 am
Astarra, i think we are all thinking of you today.

Hugs halex :-*
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Post by: EmeraldSue on July 02, 2012, 01:02:30 am
I've just caught up with the bad news.
Wonder, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. Wishing you strength to get through the next week and beyond, and with your dry July endeavour. My DH and I are going to attempt a dry July too when it gets difficult, I'll think of your brother.
Astarra, you are in my thoughts today, as it is a terrible thing to go through. Nothing prepares you for the devastation you feel when being told that there is no heartbeat. I'm even tearing up now, as I post this. Keep your family close and accept all the hugs you can.
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Post by: maddy on July 02, 2012, 01:12:48 am
I've just caught up with the bad news.

Oh my, so have I  :(
My deepest condolences to you both Wonder and Astarra....I am so sorry to read what you have been going through.
We are all here for you both, if you need an "ear".

XXXOOO
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Post by: cookie1 on July 02, 2012, 04:19:03 am
Wonder, my deepest sympathy to you and your parents.
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Post by: deedub on July 02, 2012, 05:17:30 am
I'm supposed to be working but caught another cold so working from home - DD9 also sick with it. My study overlooks the street, so I'm amusing myself by watching the 'vultures' pick over the hard rubbish my next door neighbour has put out this morning. So far I haven't seen anyone take anything - obviously not good stuff!
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Post by: meganjane on July 02, 2012, 05:46:31 am
Deedub, hope the cold goes away soon.

I've managed to avoid any of the dreaded lurgies going around. Probably because I haven't been at school.

Today I've been making Real Raspberry Jelly and Hazelnut Chocolate Spread. Cleaning my house in between. Then I must go over to my workshop and make some Hand & Body Lotion.
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Post by: obbie on July 02, 2012, 05:49:10 am
I am back to normal at work, after stock take on Friday..
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Post by: cookie1 on July 02, 2012, 06:22:57 am
Astarra, thinking of you today.  :-* :-* :-* :-*


This morning I picked DH up from the panel beaters (he took a friends car in for her) and this afternoon I have an appointment to have yet another skin cancer removed, from my leg this time. Perhaps my specialist will say I have to rest and go on the foum for 3 days.  Ha ha ha, I very much doubt it.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 02, 2012, 06:30:17 am
I have an appointment to have yet another skin cancer removed, from my leg this time. Perhaps my specialist will say I have to rest and go on the foum for 3 days.  Ha ha ha, I very much doubt it.

Oh Cookie that doesn't sound like fun :( Good luck :-*

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Post by: obbie on July 02, 2012, 06:41:09 am
take  care Cookie.....
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Post by: mcmich on July 02, 2012, 06:45:27 am
Being on the forum is very good medicine Cookie.

Started another potato bag today. Uni wanted to see a photo but there's not much to see.
It is good for anyone with a small back yard or patio. I plant in a bag as it stops the possums and other critters eating the shoots.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on July 02, 2012, 07:15:49 am
I just googled potato bags - it sounds like a great idea. i miss my big vegie patch, but could find a spot in the garden for a potato bag.
Today I madeup a batch of miracle spray, cleaned out my fridge from top to bottom. I have taken off all the fridge magnets etc that have been cluttering up the front of the fridge and given it a good clean. DH looked at it and said facetiously " wow! It's a Fisher and Pykall". I'm tempted not to put anything back on the fridge but I know that won't last long.
I have vacuumed and washed the floors, cleaned the bathroom, put the dishwasher on, washed some clothes, baked bread, biscuits and pumpkin (from the garden), onions, carrots and capsicum to make soup tonight. So much for the first day of HOLIDAYS! I've still got washing to fold....
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Post by: mcmich on July 02, 2012, 07:18:48 am
I just googled potato bags - it sounds like a great idea. i miss my big vegie patch, but could find a spot in the garden for a potato bag.

You don't have to use a bag. A plastic bin or other container is fine too as long as it has drainage holes drilled in the bottom and sides.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 02, 2012, 07:58:35 am
Right now I'm watching Jo try and find his food. Silly fish. Its behind him :-))
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Post by: dede on July 02, 2012, 08:15:35 am
ES I took all the magnets off my fridge and didn't put them back on. I don't know how many people who visited me ask of I brought a new fridge :D
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Post by: EmeraldSue on July 02, 2012, 09:34:36 am
Dede, I've compromised and put about half back on.
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Post by: astarra on July 02, 2012, 11:30:12 am
Hello all, just popping on to thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers for me today  :-*, am home now tucked up in bed.
All over and done with, tho it ended up being a bit of a drama, I got taken off to theatre, then after I was all dressed up and ready to go home I managed to faint halfway out the door....
Tomorrow is a new day. :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 02, 2012, 11:41:55 am
Oh astarra, I'm glad you're home now. Such a horrible thing to go through :'( Rest up and remember we're all still thinking of you :-*
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 02, 2012, 11:47:51 am
Yes it is a new and better day tomorrow and tomorrow. Bless you and you family  Astraea.

Gretchen
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Post by: Halex on July 02, 2012, 11:49:59 am
So glad your home, nothing better than your own bed.

Rest up & let everyone look after you.

 :)
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Post by: judydawn on July 02, 2012, 11:54:24 am
What a sad day for you astarra, rest up now.  :-*
Cookie I hope all went well with your cancer removal - you don't need your doctor's permission to rest up, just ask us girls and we will allow it  ;)
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Post by: dede on July 02, 2012, 12:30:18 pm
Astarra I'm glad to hear your home. Take care of your self. :)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 02, 2012, 12:59:49 pm
Take care of yourself Astarra and get plenty of rest. :-*

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Post by: Droverjess on July 02, 2012, 09:28:03 pm
Yes take care Astarra, you had had a very tough time.
Big hugs from all of us.
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Post by: Droverjess on July 02, 2012, 09:31:43 pm
Today a real mix.
Farrier for pony, riding, work before and after lunch, then studying, then HUGE pile of ironing, supper, 4 loads washing, Helping DD with job applications etc etc

Now a little forum in bed with lovely gardening programme on Tv about Hidcote a very famous National Trust garden.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 02, 2012, 09:34:36 pm
Dog walking early,rained :P Then went to my Pilates class,grocery shopping.Walked the dog again this afternoon,rained :P
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Post by: dede on July 02, 2012, 09:40:32 pm
CC is it always raining when you take the dogs for a walk?
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Post by: Wonder on July 02, 2012, 09:40:49 pm
Thanks everyone for the very kind wishes, we are getting through all the arrangements with the service tomorrow. Will be a big day today, need to cook for the wake as well as get photos off Mum and Dad and make a small booklet for the service as well as trying to fit some work in ( thankfully I have very understanding bosses). You would think that with 8 children the work would be able to be shared but it appears there are more than half who totally incapable of helping out!!

Cookie and Astraea, hope all has gone well and you are able to rest up for a few days.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 02, 2012, 09:44:11 pm
CC is it always raining when you take the dogs for a walk?
Just having a moan Dede at this bloody awful summer weather we are having :D :D :D
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Post by: Droverjess on July 02, 2012, 09:47:32 pm
Agree CC, it is not summer at all.
Far too windy!
And the rain.....
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Post by: dede on July 02, 2012, 09:49:43 pm
Well we have had rain and lots of it, and when it's not raining it's a frost, and when it's not a frost its bitterly cold and windy. There is some snow about on the mountains in some places. But we do have a cosy wood heater to keep us warm :)
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Post by: desi on July 02, 2012, 10:39:40 pm
Hi Droverjess, what are you studying?
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Post by: Halex on July 02, 2012, 11:07:56 pm
Cookie, I just missed something, are you OK?
H :)
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Post by: cookie1 on July 03, 2012, 02:00:14 am
Wonder it always seem to fall to the same people in the family to do things. I know how you feel. Take care tomorrow.

Astarra, simply sending you hugs. Lots of them.

Hally I had another skin cancer taken off my leg yesterday. No big deal, I 've had heaps removed. Another scar to add to the collection. Nothing compared to astarra and Wonder. :-* :-*
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Post by: judydawn on July 03, 2012, 02:05:40 am
I have the 2 grand-children here today so when they have a quiet moment I try and get back onto the forum to keep abreast of what is happening.  Those moments are bliss!
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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 03, 2012, 02:10:11 am
School holidays here. Cleaning and washing. About to make a vanilla cake with Passionfruit frosting to take to a neighbors for afternoon tea.
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Post by: obbie on July 03, 2012, 04:06:42 am
working at work...
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Post by: cookie1 on July 03, 2012, 04:29:03 am
Ironing finished. Then about to make some Limoncello biscuits for car club tomorrow. Perhaps then I'll sit and read for a while. I have book club tonight and I haven't finished the book. I started it too late.
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Post by: obbie on July 03, 2012, 04:30:13 am
Judy thats lovely you have the grand kids...
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Post by: Halex on July 03, 2012, 04:59:39 am
I am sitting in the hairderssers with apparantly a colour called chocolate brown on & have just had my haircut short like Danni Minogues.

Gosh wonderimg what is going to look like blonde to brunette & short hair!!!

Halex
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 03, 2012, 05:23:09 am
Are you going to show us H?

Gert
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Post by: snappy on July 03, 2012, 05:25:07 am
Can we see a before and after photo Hally?
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Post by: obbie on July 03, 2012, 05:47:58 am
Take a photo Hally,
I had my long hair cut shorter 5 weeks ago.
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Post by: mab19 on July 03, 2012, 05:57:00 am
Took DH to the dentist today to have three teeth removed and they decided to take a fourth one as well so he is feeling a bit down at the moment.   :(
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 03, 2012, 06:06:31 am
I am sitting in the hairderssers with apparantly a colour called chocolate brown on & have just had my haircut short like Danni Minogues.

Gosh wonderimg what is going to look like blonde to brunette & short hair!!!

Would love to see the new hairdo if you're happy to post photos Hally :D

Took DH to the dentist today to have three teeth removed and they decided to take a fourth one as well so he is feeling a bit down at the moment.   :(

I don't blame poor DH for being a bit down! I hate going to the dentist :-X

I'm at home having lunch after an awesome workout this morning. I have a new personal trainer and he is AMAZING, the most motivational, encouraging and friendly guy :D Can't wait to go back tomorrow!
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 03, 2012, 06:10:48 am
Took DH to the dentist today to have three teeth removed and they decided to take a fourth one as well so he is feeling a bit down at the moment.   :(

Soup for dinner? Poor DH.

Gert
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Post by: Halex on July 03, 2012, 06:28:50 am
I tried to ake a photo of myself, all I got was my body parts.

Another day :)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 03, 2012, 06:45:04 am
I am sitting in the hairderssers with apparantly a colour called chocolate brown on & have just had my haircut short like Danni Minogues.

I have a new personal trainer and he is AMAZING, the most motivational, encouraging and friendly guy :D Can't wait to go back tomorrow!

aha....he must be nice  ;D
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Post by: Halex on July 03, 2012, 06:58:55 am
I wsh I had a trainer, not me >:(

Hale
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Post by: deedub on July 03, 2012, 07:27:12 am
Grocery shopping, washing, a bit of cleaning and no cooking. Trying to take it easy - got a cold and need to be in form for a girls' night out tonight.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 03, 2012, 07:27:47 am
I have a new personal trainer and he is AMAZING, the most motivational, encouraging and friendly guy :D Can't wait to go back tomorrow!

aha....he must be nice  ;D


He's a legend ;D

I wsh I had a trainer, not me >:(

Hale

Awww, Hally, when I'm qualified I will come up and we can do sessions together :D
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Post by: Droverjess on July 03, 2012, 07:39:23 am
Hi Droverjess, what are you studying?


This http://www.vhtworld.com/

Almost qualified need a few more case studies.
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Post by: obbie on July 03, 2012, 07:39:28 am
Amy will be busy going around training every one..
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Post by: cookie1 on July 03, 2012, 07:42:50 am
Hally I would think that a short haircut like that will look lovely on you.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 03, 2012, 07:43:31 am
Amy will be busy going around training every one..

Absolutely :D I'll do laps of Australia and give everyone personal training sessions ;)
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Post by: Halex on July 03, 2012, 09:18:55 am
Thanks cookie.

Went to school parked in normal spot, my lovely son wouldn't get in the car as he was waiting for his mum. He was really good stood near my car & refused to talk to me ;D LOL

 :)
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Post by: Droverjess on July 03, 2012, 12:00:01 pm
Am doing nothing. Nothing at all. Very unlike me.
Nature has wiped me out for a day and am in bed with the forum for company, and a book, and the tv.

Trouble is want to go out with DH to sheep event. But that's not going to happen this year.
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Post by: judydawn on July 03, 2012, 12:03:51 pm
Gosh you must look different Hally if CP didn't recognize his own Mother.

DJ, that sounds like a great place to be if you are not feeling well.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 03, 2012, 12:10:11 pm
Wow Hally.... you must have been transformed! :o

Lucky we're good company DJ!! ;D
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Post by: Droverjess on July 03, 2012, 12:12:47 pm
Sure is Amy. Thanks JD
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 03, 2012, 12:22:07 pm

I'm at home having lunch after an awesome workout this morning. I have a new personal trainer and he is AMAZING, the most motivational, encouraging and friendly guy :D Can't wait to go back tomorrow!

All personal trainers are encouraging and friendly to good looking young women.  ;)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 03, 2012, 12:24:26 pm

I'm at home having lunch after an awesome workout this morning. I have a new personal trainer and he is AMAZING, the most motivational, encouraging and friendly guy :D Can't wait to go back tomorrow!

All personal trainers are encouraging and friendly to good looking young women.  ;)

LOL thanks Dash ;D
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 03, 2012, 12:30:36 pm
I had a good session at the gym this morning followed by a day of work. I started one job that should have taken me 1/2 hour at most about 9 this morning finally completed it around 1 this afternoon. I seemed to have the phone glued to my ear all morning. IT got interesting as some people call my land line and others call my mobile. Manged to only do 1/2 hr of overtime but will have to do some work from home.

Looking forward to Friday when my sister nad brother in law arrive for a 2 week visit.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 03, 2012, 12:36:00 pm
What do you do Dash? If you don't mind me asking :-)) :D
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Post by: Droverjess on July 03, 2012, 01:22:35 pm
Pottered and made some carrot soup for lunch.

Back to bed, am feeling a lot better than earlier , but will be sensible today.
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Post by: meganjane on July 03, 2012, 01:48:50 pm
DD works in Education. He sometimes visits our school, but I haven't been working when he has!
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 03, 2012, 01:55:02 pm
DD works in Education. He sometimes visits our school, but I haven't been working when he has!

Ohhh, so should I be calling him Mr Dash? ;D
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 03, 2012, 03:32:33 pm
What do you do Dash? If you don't mind me asking :-)) :D

I am a finance consultant with the education department. I support school registrars and principals with all things financial. It is the end of the school term and the end of the financial year so things get a little hectic for a few weeks.
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Post by: obbie on July 03, 2012, 10:12:45 pm
Mr Dash, sounds good. ;D

Everyone needs help EOFY , and end of school term.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 04, 2012, 12:31:43 am
What do you do Dash? If you don't mind me asking :-)) :D

I am a finance consultant with the education department. I support school registrars and principals with all things financial. It is the end of the school term and the end of the financial year so things get a little hectic for a few weeks.

Urk... sounds like it means numbers! :-X
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Post by: Halex on July 04, 2012, 01:05:54 am
Drover Jess, get better. I am nursing ds today.

Yes Amy, I look very different, I dont even recognise me. Love the short cut but the colour is still a surprise.

 :)
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Post by: astarra on July 04, 2012, 01:17:16 am
Today I have done... zilch! Only just woken up - 10am ... and actually feel refreshed!! Don't think I've slept properally since Friday...
Plans for today are cleaning windows and frames, and probly getting my girls back from the in-laws.  :)
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Post by: Merrilyn on July 04, 2012, 01:22:52 am
The sleep in has probably done you a world of good astarra.

You've been through quite an ordeal.

Sending gentle hugs.
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Post by: obbie on July 04, 2012, 01:37:14 am
Astarra, sounds good a sleep in.

Sounds like good inlaws.

sending hugs. :-*
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Post by: Halex on July 04, 2012, 01:40:14 am
Astarra, so glad you had a good sleep, sleep is always good.

X
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 04, 2012, 02:06:29 am
I'm glad you slept well Astarra, sending love your way :-*
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Post by: nazar on July 04, 2012, 02:14:50 am
its good that you were able to sleep in this morning
its great that you have good inlaws , sending gentle hugs
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 04, 2012, 02:30:25 am
*big hug*
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Post by: jakodai on July 04, 2012, 06:22:40 am
Just got back from the hospital with DS - he had his Asthma specialist appointment today. She is fantastic and sent him for chest x-ray because I mentioned that he'd had a cough for a few months now. It's not related to his asthma (more from his ears & ear infections spreading) but she did it anyway, so am very impressed right now. He had pneumonia last year so it's always scary when things like this linger the way they have, but I don't think it will show anything sinister. He had has hearing test/ear specialist/surgical appointment last week, and they've decided to clean out his ears surgically and give him grommets to allow the area behind his eardrums to dry out, and they're also removing his adenoids to ensure the problem doesn't occur again. We don't have a date yet, but the surgeon said that it should be before the end of the year - hopefully we're not waiting too long.
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Post by: astarra on July 04, 2012, 06:26:34 am
Thank you all so much.  :-*
A good sleep seems to have cleared my head no end!  :)
Cleaned about 1/2 of the windows in the house and about 1/4 outside, using my latest purchase - enjo window set. As we have a LOT of windows (people call my lounge room a sunroom or conservertory) I am very happy with that effort, would have liked to do them all but decided I'd best not push myself too hard just yet.  :-))
Then my DH turned up and reminded me he is meant to have Wed arvos off (how am I meant to remember that??? It only actually happens about once every 6 weeks or so...but it is always nice!)  :)
And I had a friend turn up to drop in a chilly bag of cooking for me, so kind, she lives nearly 2hrs away.  :)
And now I am lying on my bed with the computer forum-surfing.  :)

Best of luck with your DS, jakodai - sounds alot like my miss 5, the grommets helped no end.  :)
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Post by: mcmich on July 04, 2012, 06:35:24 am
Be kind to yourself astarra. The windows will still be there when you're up to it.
I'm glad you have friends looking after you.  :-*
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 04, 2012, 06:54:17 am
You are doing well Astraea.

Jakodal I love grommets. I worked with a paediatric ENT specialist and he did a wonderful job with kids and grommets. a great simple short op with excellent results. Will save you a heap of worry in the long run.  You son will be in good hands and with a specialist anaesthetist he will be awake and running about in no time.  Not to worry. It is all good.

Gert
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Post by: jakodai on July 04, 2012, 06:58:32 am
Cleaned about 1/2 of the windows in the house and about 1/4 outside, using my latest purchase - enjo window set.
What do you think of the enjo products, Astarra? I've always been interested in them, but never tried them or know anyone who has. I'm very interested in being chemical free, though.

Best of luck with your DS, jakodai - sounds alot like my miss 5, the grommets helped no end.  :)
Thank you - I'm really hoping this fixes all of the problems he's having at the moment.


Jakodal I love grommets. I worked with a paediatric ENT specialist and he did a wonderful job with kids and grommets. a great simple short op with excellent results. Will save you a heap of worry in the long run.  You son will be in good hands and with a specialist anaesthetist he will be awake and running about in no time.  Not to worry. It is all good.
Thanks, Gert - that makes me feel better. I know it's a simple operation, and it's done a lot, but I've never had it done, and neither has DS. That's why it's scary for me. I'm a little worried about his asthma while he's under anaesthetic, but they know about it so it will all be taken into consideration. It's going to be done at one of the best paediatric hospitals in the country - that's what I keep telling myself!
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Post by: obbie on July 04, 2012, 07:10:19 am
My DS might need grommets next.
Dr says 1 more ear infection and he gets them..
Glad your ok  :)
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Post by: obbie on July 04, 2012, 07:12:40 am
Enjo  stuff, I have a window cleaner thingy, that is on a long adjustable handle.
Its good, just wet it, no chemicals.

My whole front house is windows.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 04, 2012, 07:16:00 am
Enjo  stuff, I have a window cleaner thingy, that is on a long adjustable handle.
Its good, just wet it, no chemicals.

My whole front house is windows.

 I thought it was a joke until I went to a show and tell. I love my enjo floor duster and floor mop. It does work but it is grossly overpriced. Way over the top. Lots of things on the market that are near enough as good as. Another direct  selling ripoff but the demonstrators have to make a living.

Gert
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Post by: obbie on July 04, 2012, 07:28:08 am
Gretchen, it was overpriced, but my cleaning lady lloves it.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 04, 2012, 07:38:16 am
My wonderful amazing Maria hates all but the BBQ cleaner. She cleans my screens with it. Maria like the old  rag mop and bucket. Whatever!

Gert
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Post by: obbie on July 04, 2012, 07:44:25 am
as long as I don't have to clean windows, i am happy.
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Post by: astarra on July 04, 2012, 07:48:29 am
I am totally loving my window cleaner - it is my first enjo purchase. Before I went to the demo I got a quote to get my windows cleaned... :o so $199 seemed cheap after that!!!! It is expensive, one of my SILs only uses enjo now and loves it - says it has made a huge difference to her kids asthma, which is another reason I wanted to try it, but will have to be purchased in small lots for me! All cleaning done with cold water only... not sure I can cope with that idea for my toilets tho...anyone use enjo in their bathrooms? (Looking for reviews now!!)  :)
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Post by: Droverjess on July 04, 2012, 08:02:32 am
Evening Australia, morning Europe.

Glad you had a good sleep Astarra.

Sunny here, but more rain forecast.
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Post by: mcmich on July 04, 2012, 08:05:04 am
Good morning DJ. Glad to hear you have a sunny day ahead.
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Post by: astarra on July 04, 2012, 08:17:16 am
Enjo on youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm2ZCTN2jIc&feature=related for the bathroom one.  :)
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Post by: dede on July 04, 2012, 08:34:35 am
Good news out chooks are on the lay again :D
Getting one egg a day at the moment.

Bad news I found Cookie my cockatiel dead in his cage this afternoon :(
Poor thing, maybe the cold got to him. He absolutely loved human attention and whistled and talked. I have covered the cage tonight to protect my other 2 cockatiels biscuit and choc chip.
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Post by: Merrilyn on July 04, 2012, 09:09:00 am
Awwww Mandy, that's awful news.  How are the kids taking it?
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Post by: mcmich on July 04, 2012, 09:11:35 am
Sorry to hear about Cookie, dede.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 04, 2012, 09:14:41 am
Sorry to hear about Cookie, dede.

Oh goodness when I read that I thought something had happened to our cookie.

Poor birdie. Maybe they need coats  knitted for them. Very sad  Mandy.  Hope the kids are not too upset. Part of life .

Gert
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Post by: dede on July 04, 2012, 09:15:20 am
The kids were pretty good, DD dug a hole and buried him near our two dogs, a fish and a puppy that was still born. We have our own pet cemetery :(
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Post by: astarra on July 04, 2012, 10:24:51 am
Oh dede, so sorry to hear of your loss, pets are a special part of a family too.  :-*
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Post by: obbie on July 04, 2012, 10:31:11 am
sending hugs for your bird Dede....
we get 6 eggs per day from our chooks.

I need to make more cakes...
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Post by: dede on July 04, 2012, 10:32:03 am
I'm hoping all 4 of my chooks start laying daily soon. Sick of buying eggs.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 04, 2012, 10:38:26 am
Oh Mandi I'm so sorry to hear about your birdie :'(
Its so sad when pets pass away.

I just got home from a two-hour workout. Feeling brilliant ;D ;D
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 04, 2012, 01:37:04 pm
Sorry to hear about your bird Mandi.

My chooks are only laying one egg a day at the moment too. It is annoying.  I usually lean the axe against the chook pen door as a signal it is time to pick up the pace or else.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 04, 2012, 07:09:23 pm
Busy day.Made a banana cake at 5.30 am this morning :o Walked the dog.When I returned home spread the cold cake with cream cheese icing.Got ready for my upholstery class ,packed the car and headed off at 9.15 for class.Returned home,cooked supper,now relaxing on the forum ;D
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Post by: Droverjess on July 04, 2012, 08:42:44 pm
Evening CC, morning everyone else.

Took it fairly slowly but feel back to normal again. Tidied house, washed, ironed, cleaned out handbag, did household accounts, gardened a little, introduced my pony to new occasional helper for when we are away or I can't ride. Cooked mince and taties for supper with 3 cottage pies in freezer after.

Made 2 loaves of isi's Taiwan bread, with amendments. Just waiting for photos to reach iPad through I cloud then will post

Here's one loaf with added chia, poppy and linseeds.

(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh621/Droverjess/7f8385ac.jpg)
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Post by: dede on July 04, 2012, 09:12:21 pm
That looks great DJ.
You had a busy day, especially cleaning out your hand bag :D
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Post by: Droverjess on July 04, 2012, 09:27:14 pm
You will  Not believe  how long it took! Ages!
Or perhaps you ladies know that. I try to do it monthly, but his was a bit longer.
But was a nice sitting down job. One I do when DH away and not likely to come home for a cuppa or  lunch and see the mess while all the piles of receipts are sorted out.

Feel good when done though.
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Post by: obbie on July 04, 2012, 10:02:04 pm
glad your feeling better DJ.
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Post by: Halex on July 05, 2012, 12:38:15 am
Lovely looking bread DJ ;)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 05, 2012, 12:46:43 am
You will  Not believe  how long it took! Ages!
Or perhaps you ladies know that. I try to do it monthly, but his was a bit longer.
But was a nice sitting down job. One I do when DH away and not likely to come home for a cuppa or  lunch and see the mess while all the piles of receipts are sorted out.

Feel good when done though.

The dreaded cleaning out of the hand-bag... urk! I sometimes clean out my mum's for her and I don't know why she half of the stuff in there that she does :-))

Me today:
No personal training, so going for a run.
Work.
Vegie shopping.
Class tonight.

Got to fit some study in there somewhere... and some forum time... ;)
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Post by: obbie on July 05, 2012, 12:52:52 am
Amy, you fit so much in to your day. :)

I go to work, come on to here, pay bills, check emails, answer the phone,  serve a couple of customers, play with the kids.. Go home to cook dinner again.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 05, 2012, 01:26:06 am
Amy, you fit so much in to your day. :)

I go to work, come on to here, pay bills, check emails, answer the phone,  serve a couple of customers, play with the kids.. Go home to cook dinner again.

There's always lots to do, and its not going to get done unless I do it ;)
I like to think I'm very economical time-wise ;D

It sounds like you do a lot too though!
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Post by: dede on July 05, 2012, 05:22:55 am
Firstly I got the kids ready for school, dropped them off, then off to have our tax done.
Brought DDs birthday present (an iPod touch) shh don't tell her :D
Then into town to buy a George Forman grill.
Helped an elderly lady who was blind and swinging a walking stick around to find her way to the bank. She was such a lovely lady and told me she had only been blind for 3 years and absolutely hated it (as you would) she was so great for for my help.
I couldn't believe she would even try to go to town without any help as she only had a walking stick to guide her and it looked quiet awkward and dangerous. (hope she made it home ok) :(

After that I headed to the supermarket and the second I pulled up in the car park my phone rang, it was the high school to say DD 12 was sick and could I pick her up. So off to the high school, picked up DD then took her home.
Back in the car to the supermarket and got my grocery shopping done. 
Home now for a quick drink then off to pick up primary school kids. That's my day so far :)
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Post by: nazar on July 05, 2012, 06:39:52 am
 dont forget obbie if you wrote down everthing you did in the day  it would be a long list
such as  - got kids ready for school,  help with home work, organize kids for  school , baths, dishes ,  clean up 
 the list goes on for all the untold jobs
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: obbie on July 05, 2012, 06:44:49 am
Nazar, get up at 5.30 and keep going till I crash.

kids are back at school next week, come to work, do some work, go home cook dinner for 6, dishes, relax, try and sneak back to the computer.
Look after my parents as much as I can. Its non stop..
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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 05, 2012, 06:46:13 am
Cleaned fridge out, omg that was a task. Cleaned DS room and cupboards (he is still going). Washed sheets, towels and clothes. About to make a cake and start on dinner.
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Post by: keiramax on July 05, 2012, 07:01:00 am
Washing, vacuuming, dishes, cleaned up the benches in the kitchen to make more mess tonight.  Never ending job keeping the kitchen clean.

Will be pasting with my DD when she wakes up.  Have to make a birthday card for her little friend who will turn 2 tomorrow.  My DD who will be 2 in 2 weeks, loves anything crafty, drawing, painting, playdoh etc.  So rather than buy birthday cards we make them. I'm very keen to encourage her creative side as all of my DH's family are very talented with painting/drawing etc
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 05, 2012, 07:57:45 am
I admired my almost empty freezer . Cleans out my wardrobe. Washed all the racks, reorganised my clothes on new hangers and folded up a stack  of stuff to,take to the Sallies.

I am proud of finally doing it and was  embarrassed how dirty the wire racks were.

Gert
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Post by: mcmich on July 05, 2012, 08:19:30 am
I'm green with envy Gert. Would love to have an almost empty freezer but would settle for a pared down pantry.
Your wardrobe must be looking sparce too, didn't you clean it out a couple of weeks ago?
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 05, 2012, 08:31:13 am
I'm green with envy Gert. Would love to have an almost empty freezer but would settle for a pared down pantry.
Your wardrobe must be looking sparce too, didn't you clean it out a couple of weeks ago?

I did reorganise  it but did not actually  clean it . The guilt set in so I had to redo it and just as well as it is now actually really really clean. I have  all those plastic coated wires stuff and you have  to clean each wire individually. Of course I discovered even more stuff to get rid of when  I changed all the hangers. Good for. A Year I figure

Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 05, 2012, 09:38:42 am
Went to the post office after work to send a package and there were cookbooks on special.... :-))

I only got five. I'm very proud of myself. There were lots more that I wanted to get ;D

Does anyone else have this obsession with cookbooks or is it just me? ???
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Post by: dede on July 05, 2012, 09:54:52 am
I try not to Amy, but I often look and occasionally buy :D
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Post by: astarra on July 05, 2012, 10:47:26 am
Cookbook obsession... hmmmmmmmm... just ask my DH if I have a cookbook obsession!  ;) LOL!
Shhhhhh don't tell him my mum is bringing a heap of hers over with her that she doesn't want anymore...  :D
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Post by: EmeraldSue on July 05, 2012, 11:14:24 am
Me too. I keep saying NO MORE. I'm now having to put them 2 deep in the bookcase. I've got better, but I'm eyeing off a couple of cake decorating/baking books."..problem is I've been reading Maddy's posts in the shopping thread. I'm really tempted by a couple of books at the moment
Books are my weakness
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 05, 2012, 02:44:47 pm
Thanks girls, I feel better now :D
And I don't know why I felt so bad, I certainly don't have as many as you ES ;D

I think I need to start borrowing them from the library, photocopying recipes I want, and then returning them. That might be a more economical way to get some good recipes.... Its not as fun though! :-))

I'm just going to go to bed and read my new recipe books. I have a new doona and a warm heatpack. What else could a girl want? :D

I'm not going to think about bubble baths... :-))
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Post by: obbie on July 05, 2012, 11:39:19 pm
Hot chocolate, massage, electric blanket, warm cosy bed...

Hows that Amy.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 06, 2012, 12:35:28 am
LOL thanks Robyn, just when I was feeling content with my doona and heatpack... :-))
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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 06, 2012, 12:37:47 am
Amy did you end up buying a foot spa?
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 06, 2012, 12:49:44 am
I haven't bought it yet DG, but I know which one I want ;)
It's $99.95 at Harvey Norman. Does that sound like a good price?
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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 06, 2012, 12:50:38 am
Depends on what it does Amy. Mine was cheap but does the job.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 06, 2012, 12:53:02 am
I can't remember exactly what it does, but I remember thinking it sounded good. And I remember it had some pretty blue on it, so that won me over too :-))
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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 06, 2012, 12:55:50 am
LOL Amy, favourite colour is a must.
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Post by: dede on July 06, 2012, 12:57:03 am
I agree, go with the color :D

House work all done, better go and get some framing done. :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 06, 2012, 12:59:39 am
Absoluetly ;D I think I'll go and get it this weekend!!!

Work is never ending isn't it Mandi? :P
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Post by: dede on July 06, 2012, 01:00:51 am
That's for sure Amy, and I'm not getting a lot done while reading the forum :D
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Post by: Rara1 on July 06, 2012, 01:02:17 am
Yay
School holidays.....no need to get up early and rush to school
I'm still laying in bed.  :-))
Might ask the kids to get me a cuppa
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 06, 2012, 01:03:07 am
That's for sure Amy, and I'm not getting a lot done while reading the forum :D

You can think about everything you've got to do and make a mental plan... :-))
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Post by: obbie on July 06, 2012, 01:06:36 am
Amy you can get a foot spa for about $20, reject shop, or sams warehouse..
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 06, 2012, 01:10:33 am
Who's Sam? ???

By reject shops do you mean op-shops?
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Post by: obbie on July 06, 2012, 01:21:37 am
Amy,

The Reject shop

or Sams warehouse, are  proper shops here.

Like a discount shop...
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Post by: Droverjess on July 06, 2012, 07:39:13 am
Too tired last night to post after valeting inside my car, took 3 hours! Not done in years. Found some old sachets McDonald's ketchup.... How long  had that been in the backk... Eeew.
DH then washed it down the farm last night.

Heavy duty gardening, 3 hours included dead heading cow parsley in the field next door to stop seeding.
Tried vinegar on weeds too with pastry brush. Took before pics, wil take after pics if successful.

Housework, started on tax stuff.

Today packing for holiday, clearing fridge etc.
Off tmro am for a week ....
Hoping for fine weather! Packing for both.

Supper at local caff tonight, easier and 2 can eat  good food for less than £10.00
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Post by: astarra on July 06, 2012, 08:04:35 am
Tax stuff and got the budget back up to date today. YAY!!  ;D
And cleaned the rest of the windows, the bathrooms and washed all the sheets off the beds, dried them and all remade now ready for tonight!  :D
And I vacuumed out the car, but DH can wash the outside!! :)
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Post by: judydawn on July 06, 2012, 08:38:17 am
I had a hair cut, streaks and a nice chat to my hairdresser  ;D
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 06, 2012, 08:41:21 am
Evening girls.Morning DJ ;D
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Post by: obbie on July 06, 2012, 09:40:29 am
Hello CC :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 06, 2012, 10:30:27 am
I did a 2 hour workout this morning, went to work and thought about how to write my resignation letter, brainstormed some other places I could apply for a job, did the grocery shopping, and now I'm about to start on dinner ;D
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Post by: Katiej on July 06, 2012, 11:24:12 am
Today I looked after my nephews (8 & 6) for the day. Took them to a museum & then down to Semaphore beach for fish & chips.

They were well behaved all day, but boy  kids tire you out!
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Post by: judydawn on July 06, 2012, 11:26:35 am
I don't think you are telling us anything we don't know Katie  ;D  I hope you enjoyed it as much as the boys did - it was great that the sun was shining for you although it was still very cold today. 
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Post by: Katiej on July 06, 2012, 11:41:57 am
Yes we all had a great time. It was nice to have such a sunny day.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on July 06, 2012, 02:52:41 pm
Yes, it was lovely to have sunshine today. I even got some washing dry on the line and the kids spent all afternoon outside. But boy is it cold now. brrr
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 06, 2012, 03:02:42 pm
Drove to Perth this morning and picked up DD fro the airport. Then picked up my sister and brother-in-law from the international terminal. They are here from New York to spend a couple of weeks.

We've had a few drinks and a few good laughs already. Should be a good 2 weeks.
 
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Post by: mcmich on July 06, 2012, 03:42:03 pm
Have a lovely time with your family DD.
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Post by: Rara1 on July 06, 2012, 04:00:44 pm
Well I did manage to get out of my pjs today and took the girls shopping.
We are going to Melbourne and new Zealand next week and my girls do not own any warm winter gear.
Miss 9 is a board shorts and singlet type of gal and miss 11 wears 3/4 leggings and tshirts :-))
So off to the shops we went......
Both now have jeans and jeggings.  Windcheaters and long sleeve tops......no dresses in site.
Don't get me started on shoes....

I survived only just!

Rara x

Ps DD enjoy your family time
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Post by: keiramax on July 06, 2012, 06:03:33 pm
2 year old party at a play centre.  It was great until a group of bigger kids arrived, I think a holiday programme.  They were out of control, no supervision.  Wont be going during holiday time again, my ears were ringing from all the noise.
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Post by: obbie on July 07, 2012, 12:45:49 am
DD enjoy your family time.. :D
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 07, 2012, 12:52:46 am
Drove to Perth this morning and picked up DD fro the airport. Then picked up my sister and brother-in-law from the international terminal. They are here from New York to spend a couple of weeks.

We've had a few drinks and a few good laughs already. Should be a good 2 weeks.
 

If your B-I-L has not been to your place before he will be amazed. Enjoy.

Gert
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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 07, 2012, 01:26:49 am
Enjoy your family time DD.

So far I have cleaned my kitchen. Put some lemon concentrate in dishwasher and did a quick wash. Dishwasher gleaming like new. Cleaned out pantry and wiped all the shelves with concentrate too. Then gave the bench tops a good clean. Used lemon concentrate on SS kettle, dishwasher door and toaster too. They look like new.

Having a break before I clean out the dining room cupboards.

My list of jobs to do is getting shorter :)

I will take DS to the local footy this afternoon.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 07, 2012, 06:01:16 am
Today we went to a kitchen shop where there was a huge sale on and we saved nearly $200 on brand new, good quality saucepans :D That was excellent!

Then we went to Harvey Norman so I could get my foot spa, and they'd SOLD OUT >:(
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Post by: obbie on July 07, 2012, 06:16:11 am
Amy, look at the discount shops for your foot spa.. cheaper..... than HN
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 07, 2012, 06:37:03 am
Okay Robyn. I will try the mothball shops.... :-))
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Post by: obbie on July 07, 2012, 07:02:33 am
Mothball shops..... Amy, you can find bargains.... :)
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Post by: jakodai on July 07, 2012, 07:43:01 am
Amy, I think Robyn is referring to shops like the The Reject Shop (http://"http://www.rejectshop.com.au/") and Crazy Clarks (http://catalogues.crazyclarks.com.au/). There are also a number of others like 'Sam's Warehouse', 'Best & Less' and 'Go-Lo', which all seem to be owned by the same people who own Crazy Clarks. They're "Discount Variety Stores" and they have a lot of cheap merchandise. They import their products.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 07, 2012, 07:56:51 am
Ahhh... okay, thanks Amanda ;D

I was thinking I had never seen anything like a foot spa in the mothball shops :-))
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Post by: obbie on July 07, 2012, 07:59:28 am
yes, Jakodai.... Reject shop, crazy clarks, sams warehouse, go lo have them for about $20-$25  which is cheap..
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 07, 2012, 08:00:49 am
In bed feeling horrible, on forum & just had to give away My Lady Gaga ticket >:(

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Post by: Amy :-) on July 07, 2012, 08:06:53 am
In bed feeling horrible, on forum & just had to give away My Lady Gaga ticket >:(



 :o :o :o :o :o

OH NO. Hally, what a shame :'(
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Post by: Halex on July 07, 2012, 08:09:22 am
I know & the show sounded so good, all those costume changes, my friends daughter made a meat dress, my friend has a coke can wig & I have aLady Gaga outfit I bought in Hawaii ::
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Post by: EmeraldSue on July 07, 2012, 11:50:11 am
How disappointing. You must really be feeling bad. Hope you feel better soon
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 07, 2012, 12:07:30 pm
Get well soon H :-* :-*
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 07, 2012, 12:08:20 pm
Hugs Hally, I hope you feel better soon :-*
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Post by: judydawn on July 07, 2012, 12:47:17 pm

Rest up Hally.

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Post by: cookie1 on July 07, 2012, 12:56:21 pm
Hally that is horrid. Have you got the flu? You must have felt bad to give your ticket away.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 07, 2012, 01:08:52 pm
H that is the Pitts. I feel your pain.

Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 07, 2012, 01:14:09 pm
I would go as far as to say it is absolute, smelly ARM-pitts :(
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Post by: Nikkit on July 07, 2012, 01:51:07 pm
Halex I've had the lurgy too, and Miss 10 has had the last week of school home. On the mend now, thank goodness.
I know how you are feeling H. Get better soon.
I've been cleaning up cement and timber sanding dust and moving the bedroom and office out of the big room and garage back into the bedroom and office.
I have decided that the next time I move, it'll been when I've popped my clogs or kicked the bucket or passed on...I won't know that I'm moving anyway. And I only did 2 rooms!
I think one more day and it should all be done.
I'm loving that Miracle Spray - is cleaning everything and is unblocking my nose at the same time!
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Post by: Halex on July 07, 2012, 09:05:44 pm
Thank everyone, i was asleep during her show, so I didnt feel to bad about missing it.

Of course have been awake since 3am >:(

Cant wait to hear how it went.

Tummy bug of some sort, still with me atm >:(

H
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Post by: Droverjess on July 07, 2012, 10:13:38 pm
HOpe you all feel better soon.
Today I travelled the length of England..... Hoping for a lie in tomorrow.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 07, 2012, 10:20:27 pm
Hal I hope you are feeling better soon.

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Post by: Halex on July 07, 2012, 11:42:08 pm
Thank you

Now I am hungry, I was hungry yesterday mirning. Had 2 pieces f toast & vegemite, within an hour rolling around in pain.

What to do........
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 07, 2012, 11:50:04 pm
Oh dear. That is scary. One piece of dry toast and wait maybe.  A cold beer?

Gert
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Post by: Halex on July 07, 2012, 11:51:09 pm
Dh just bought me a cupa ;D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 08, 2012, 12:37:54 am
Not sure what I'm doing yet? DH and his DD are going to have some Daddy and daughter time together.
Might try and meal plan out of the pantry and freezer.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 08, 2012, 12:43:09 am
Not sure what I'm doing yet? DH and his DD are going to have some Daddy and daughter time together.
Might try and meal plan out of the pantry and freezer.

Nice quiet one for you then.

Now my freezer is all but empty I am t rely thinking about all pantry meals for a week. Be like an invention test.
I still have some frozen raw prawns but don't want to take the hunk of bee out for just the two of us otherwise we will be eating it for day. I sm sorry I did not cut that piece in two. 

A pantry week might be fun and it will keep me out  the butchers and well within budget.

Gert.
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Post by: Halex on July 08, 2012, 12:50:00 am
Just got up to make some tea, really mad with not dh. He has mixed my T2 morning red tea with Dilmah english breakfast, its totally ruined.

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Post by: Amy :-) on July 08, 2012, 12:53:29 am
Just got up to make some tea, really mad with not dh. He has mixed my T2 morning red tea with Dilmah english breakfast, its totally ruined.



 :o :o :o
Men are hopeless at making tea >:(
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 08, 2012, 01:02:52 am
Now my freezer is all but empty I am t rely thinking about all pantry meals for a week. Be like an invention test.
I still have some frozen raw prawns but don't want to take the hunk of bee out for just the two of us otherwise we will be eating it for day. I sm sorry I did not cut that piece in two. 

A pantry week might be fun and it will keep me out  the butchers and well within budget.

Gert.

I used up some tinned lentils last week making patties and will have kumera and chickpea patties sometime this week.
Will have to get a bit of shopping as I'm out of rolled oats, butter and cornflour.
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Post by: Halex on July 08, 2012, 01:03:46 am
He has taken ds to football, stormed out as I yelled at him. He kept denying it & saying its the same tea, yeah right look at the leaves for a start.

I was so looking forward to it, cant even get any today as its from T2 at garden city.

 >:(
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 08, 2012, 01:12:11 am
He has taken ds to football, stormed out as I yelled at him. He kept denying it & saying its the same tea, yeah right look at the leaves for a start.

I was so looking forward to it, cant even get any today as its from T2 at garden city.

 >:(

I get it. Pretty major. No need to mix it at all. Oh dear. Send them all out to find some more T2 however long it takes.

Gery
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 08, 2012, 01:15:35 am
I have 14 tins of various beans in the pantry. How ridiculous. I fear a noisy smelly week coming on not to mention the 500 gm packet of navy beans I cooked yesterday.

Gert
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 08, 2012, 01:17:18 am
Gert, as long as everything is well and truly out of your system by August 23rd then you can be as noisy and smelly as you like ;D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: judydawn on July 08, 2012, 01:17:59 am
Amy, I just typed this but yours beat me

Eat them all before you leave for the retreat Gert  ;D  LOL
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 08, 2012, 01:19:28 am
Thanks Gert, yes my T2 tea is precious, its in its own tin etc.

Still really mad & cant relax with a nice cuppa.

No sunday trading here
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 08, 2012, 01:26:00 am
Amy, I just typed this but yours beat me

Eat them all before you leave for the retreat Gert  ;D  LOL

Great minds think alike Judy ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: EmeraldSue on July 08, 2012, 01:27:17 am
Oh no! That wasn't your really expensive, but so worth it, tea, was it?
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 08, 2012, 01:28:22 am
I have 14 tins of various beans in the pantry. How ridiculous. I fear a noisy smelly week coming on not to mention the 500 gm packet of navy beans I cooked yesterday.

Gert
14 tins of beans  :o
I went back and had a look at your pantry photos. Can't tell there are that many cans in there.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 08, 2012, 01:30:07 am
Maybe I will save a couple of tins to bring to the retreat so we can make a baked bean quiche for breakfast the get on the bus. LOL!

Gert
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 08, 2012, 01:30:19 am
Not the darjeeling, my morning red,  but still at $30 tea pkt. 250g

He doesnt get it, he took the tin away to go to IGA to buy some more. Told him only sold at T2. He doesnt believe e tea costs that much.

 >:(
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 08, 2012, 01:32:23 am
Not the darjeeling, my morning red,  but still at $30 tea pkt. 250g

He doesnt get it, he took the tin away to go to IGA to buy some more. Told him only sold at T2. He doesnt believe e tea costs that much.

 >:(

My DH has to take the packet or draw a picture too. Poor DH he will be looking in vain. Oh dear. Can you sift out the bad stuff?

Put the boys to sorting our the leaves?

Oh dear.

Gert
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 08, 2012, 01:33:41 am
Not the darjeeling, my morning red,  but still at $30 tea pkt. 250g

He doesnt get it, he took the tin away to go to IGA to buy some more. Told him only sold at T2. He doesnt believe e tea costs that much.

 >:(
Gee, he really picked the wrong morning too, with you being crook.
Buy some more with his CC.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 08, 2012, 01:37:46 am
No I tried Gert. Morning  red is nice large leaves, cheap tea is grains!!!!!

He drives ds & I mad. He moves everything. I bought a pkt of address abels to label my meat, gone,  so I couldnt  use them, he has moved them but cant remeber doing so. He didnt remeber the tea until I got mad at him, then kept telling me the T2 tea & the other tea was the same ??? ??? Still believes it is. I also he thinks I am exagerating about the price, he will learn when he has to buy it.


Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 08, 2012, 01:38:57 am
I cant get any until monday >:(

Plus I said how about a sorry, he said no your cross ??? :o ??? :o

I wonder if Tom Cruise mixed teas ???  Katie Holmes might like her mrning red too :)

Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 08, 2012, 01:46:27 am
Hally that is nothing. Wait until he is 83 like my DH. LOL!

Tom Cruise has underlings to get his tea.

Gert
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 08, 2012, 01:49:08 am
Gert, your dh looks good for his age. Very good :)

Going to make a nice latte now
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 08, 2012, 02:44:34 am
He has come home and apologised. He thought because I was sick I was confused  ???

Anyway he has decided to sift the grains & leaves through a sieve, his idea not mine. Dont think its going to work.

I think he went to our local IGA & was probably told that yes it is a boutique tea made by T2 & sold at T2. I havent askd him but I woud think so.

H

Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 08, 2012, 02:48:41 am
I was up at Port Douglas recently and saw the T2 Tea for sale in the lobby so apparently yu can buy it some other places. Maybe send DH to the big hotels  in town. LOL!

I can picture him sorting the tea and no it won't work and anyway it is tainted tea now.

Gert
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 08, 2012, 02:52:01 am
Of course it wont work, but I think it is making him feel better.

He as promised to buy me some on monday after work.

I have now shown him my $55 tea & told him on no circumstance is he to touch this. At least he ddnt get cross about me spending $55 on 50g of tea, he wouldnt  dare right now.

H
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 08, 2012, 02:54:44 am
He has come home and apologised. He thought because I was sick I was confused  ???

Anyway he has decided to sift the grains & leaves through a sieve, his idea not mine. Dont think its going to work.

I think he went to our local IGA & was probably told that yes it is a boutique tea made by T2 & sold at T2. I havent askd him but I woud think so.

H



That's wonderful that DH apologised. Take it for what it is - only tea (albeit, very expensive tea). It's replaceable (DH isn't).
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 08, 2012, 02:56:31 am
Michele, yes your right, its just tea.

I think I will give him a cuddle today ;D

Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 08, 2012, 02:58:04 am
This is probably little comfort Hally but we are human, we live with humans, we make mistakes.
I've learned to make peace with imperfection.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 08, 2012, 03:03:39 am
Oh boy wait until he figures out the other tea is $1,100 a kilo. It may be more than a cuddle that is required.

Gert
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 08, 2012, 03:05:47 am
Just having a Gert moment and will return her soap box ASAP.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 08, 2012, 03:07:23 am
Always happy to share Mmich.

Gert
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 08, 2012, 03:10:29 am
Gert that made me laugh.

He has had his cuddle & now he is taking all of us for tapas ;D with a nice bottle of wine.

Just waiting for eb to come later then we will all go out.

Making a cake soon.

 ;D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 08, 2012, 03:14:58 am
I hope all is happy in the Hally household now, and you're all sitting around enjoying coffee and cake :D

We just got home from walking the dogs and had to give one of them about 3 good washes to get the stench of dead possum out of her coat. Disgusting!!! >:(

This is probably little comfort Hally but we are human, we live with humans, we make mistakes.
I've learned to make peace with imperfection.

I can't wait to meet you Michele, you are such a lovely person :D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 08, 2012, 03:15:54 am
How lovely. Lunch out.
You can probably milk the guilt factor for a bit longer though.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 08, 2012, 03:18:58 am
I can't wait to meet you Amy - one very resilient, mature 17 year old.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 08, 2012, 03:26:30 am
I can't wait to meet you Amy - one very resilient, mature 17 year old.

 :D :D :D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 08, 2012, 03:29:53 am
Oh yes milking well ;D

Just made a cake together. Still coukdnt turn iven in, but dh good at licking the bowl

 :)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 08, 2012, 03:35:30 am
You must have a very complicated oven Hally.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 08, 2012, 04:07:37 am
Yes it is & is fingertip sensitive & dh has big hands. It is a Miele top of the range, cost us $11,000 over 2 years ago. DH thought buying the best oven  would be the end, but it was actually the start.

 :)

Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: obbie on July 08, 2012, 04:12:05 am
Thats funny Hally..
Rest up.

well my DH bought me a new dish washer last Friday as mine died, and this morning he has fixed the old one which i thought was dead. so now i have 2 dishwashers, and 2 dryers, all working...
2 thermomixers...

Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Lucyluu on July 08, 2012, 04:13:16 am
Sewing a cover for my TM, thought you might like to see it.
Haven't lined it yet but planning on using calico.
Interested in what you think about it.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 08, 2012, 04:23:53 am
Thats very cute Lucyluu :D I shouldn't imagine TM will be covered up very often though will it? ;D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: dede on July 08, 2012, 04:28:58 am
Spent another day in the garden and actually managed to mow the lawns. Now DH has a tailor full of weeds and cuttings to take away for me. Garden looking tidier now. Although winter the garden always looks sad :(
Can't wait till spring as I planted a couple hundred bulbs a few weeks ago (and I don't even know what they are) will be a surprise :D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 08, 2012, 04:33:54 am
Still got 10 toes Mandi? ;D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: dede on July 08, 2012, 04:35:01 am
Yep all 10 toes in tacked. :D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 08, 2012, 04:36:47 am
Be sure to give ia a look see when they arise Mandi.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 08, 2012, 04:42:21 am
Yep all 10 toes in tacked. :D

Always a bonus ;) ;D

Can't wait till spring as I planted a couple hundred bulbs a few weeks ago (and I don't even know what they are) will be a surprise :D

I only just saw this little bit of your post Mandi, how exciting!!! :D :D :D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: dede on July 08, 2012, 04:42:59 am
I will Gert. DH come home with them and said they were left over bulbs from a friend. He told me they were Daffodils but I knew straight away that they weren't as the bulbs were quiet small and didn't look like daffodils. I'm thinking snow drops or something similar. But will have to wait and see. I spotted one bulb just poking out of the ground yesterday while I was weeding :D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 08, 2012, 05:21:47 am
How exciting Dede.

Well eb as arrived & there is nw harmony back in our house.

 :)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 08, 2012, 05:30:07 am
Love the cover and the colours Lucyluu.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: dede on July 08, 2012, 05:34:36 am
Sewing a cover for my TM, thought you might like to see it.
Haven't lined it yet but planning on using calico.
Interested in what you think about it.

Love it, and great idea with the pocket on the side to store the butterfly. :D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 08, 2012, 05:56:27 am
I have 14 tins of various beans in the pantry. How ridiculous. I fear a noisy smelly week coming on not to mention the 500 gm packet of navy beans I cooked yesterday.

Gert
Just when I was thinking a bit Holier than thou, counted up my tins of beans and including baked beans...14 tins.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 08, 2012, 06:05:26 am
I have 14 tins of various beans in the pantry. How ridiculous. I fear a noisy smelly week coming on not to mention the 500 gm packet of navy beans I cooked yesterday.

Gert
Just when I was thinking a bit Holier than thou, counted up my tins of beans and including baked beans...14 tins.

I just wonder how many more bean hoarders  ther are out there. Pretty scary.

Tomorrow baked beans for breakfast.  Lunch may be a can of  tuna, a can of cream of mushroom soup baked with pasta. Oh I must count up,how many bags of pasta I have.

Gert
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 08, 2012, 06:11:50 am
Ok  8 packets of pasta and 6 different rice.

Breakfast and lunch tomorrow. 4 cans and one packet of pasta gone. I will freeze half the cooked pasta.

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Gert
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 08, 2012, 06:15:48 am
I found nearly 2 kilos of anchovies.

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Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 08, 2012, 06:18:56 am
Yet there is more. More than a kilo of artichoke hearts.

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Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: achookwoman on July 08, 2012, 06:30:46 am
I don't feel so bad now ;D ;D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: EmeraldSue on July 08, 2012, 06:36:24 am
There is no way that I am going to count all my jars and tins! You would all fall over laughing at how many I have hidden in my cupboards ;)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 08, 2012, 06:40:15 am
Not to mention these(http://img.tapatalk.com/65a24c0a-1d16-5368.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 08, 2012, 06:57:11 am
Ok  8 packets of pasta and 6 different rice.

Breakfast and lunch tomorrow. 4 cans and one packet of pasta gone. I will freeze half the cooked pasta.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/65a24c0a-16b3-8f57.jpg)

Gert
Tuna and pasta bake. Have way too much pasta.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 08, 2012, 07:00:18 am
Too easy. Dinner made for tomorrow . Beans ready to heat for breakfast and 4 cans and one packet of pasta less in the pantry.

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Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 08, 2012, 07:02:49 am
Feels good  :) :)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 08, 2012, 07:04:38 am
Feels good  :) :)

Long way to go but a start.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 08, 2012, 07:36:46 am
Don't where it all comes from Gert? I have looked at your pantry photos, looks really neat and not over crowded.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 08, 2012, 07:44:14 am
Same here chookie, I am feeling so good as I only have 6pkts of spaghetti, maybe some macaroni, 2 chickpeas, 4 creamed corn, 1 caneloni beans & of course lots of other stuff, but I am not alone :)

 :)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 08, 2012, 07:47:22 am
You're in good company Hally.  :D :D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Frozzie on July 08, 2012, 08:46:43 am
A very belated sorry to hear your terrible news both astarra and wonder.. My thoughts are with you :)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Droverjess on July 08, 2012, 08:55:12 am
Amy, top tip spread tomato ketchup on the possumy dog, it nukes bad smells then wash. Saves washing 3 times.
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 :o :o :o
Men are hopeless at making tea >:(
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I am very lucky DH makes tea every day at home. And brings it to me in bed.

So today while he is poorly have returned the favour and made his breakfast too.

Anyone else on here like red bush tea?

Hope you are feeling better Halex?

Gert I may have to investigate my larder cupboard when I get home. Now off to make toast to eat in  bed.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 08, 2012, 09:43:15 am
Amy, top tip spread tomato ketchup on the possumy dog, it nukes bad smells then wash. Saves washing 3 times.

Sorry DJ, I have to ask: are you being serious? :o

OMG how does everyone have so much stuff in their cupboards?!? Gert.... wow!!! :o
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 08, 2012, 09:47:09 am
Don't know Amy. You buy 2 for the price or 1. A couple of cans on special. Just happens.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Droverjess on July 08, 2012, 09:55:57 am
Yes Amy.

Next time dog rolls in possum, rub on tomato ketchup. Leave few minutes then wash off.

It really gets rid of the smell.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 08, 2012, 10:02:52 am
Okay DJ, I'll try it next time (because there will definitely be a next time!) :-))

Don't know Amy. You buy 2 for the price or 1. A couple of cans on special. Just happens.

I guess thats true Michele. I'm often tempted by those sort of specials ;)

I just got home from a 30 minute exercise circuit at the atheletics ground and had to tell my mum to stop ironing. She finally did and then fell asleep within 10 minutes of sitting on front of the TV. I worry about how she is going to go while I am away at the weekend retreat, she just pushes herself so much :-\
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Cornish Cream on July 08, 2012, 10:27:20 am
DJ I drink Red Bush Tea. ;D
I have numerous cans of beans but you bet me on the anchovies Gert :D :D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: EmeraldSue on July 08, 2012, 11:49:34 am
Gert, I only have one jar of anchovies, but I beat you on the bottles of oil, vinegar and sauces. I have another whole cupboard of those. It's next to the one full of cans!
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: obbie on July 08, 2012, 11:55:35 am
Gert, i have about 10 packets of pasta. I cleaned out my pantry today....
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Droverjess on July 08, 2012, 04:37:24 pm
Good to hear that someone else likes bush tea CC.

Because we moved house twice last year there are fewer tins in the larder  than there were!

This holiday house has nothing. The last few holiday houses we have stayed in have had some basics: salt, pepper, sugar, oil etc. And equipment to make things. Here there are just 2 pans and a roasting tin.
No way I can make a birthday cake for Friday for DH. Will make one after we get home.

This house also has DVD player and video but nothing to put in them!
An increase of 5' on the thermostat is beginning to mAke a difference to the damp also.

Been to Bamburgh castle today, very good soup in the cafe. Poor DH most unwell so we are back home again.
Severe manflu.
Going to make ham rolls and tinned soup for supper, followed by icecream. All he can manage with awful sore throat.

He has Gotta to be well for DD graduation on Tuesday.

Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Cornish Cream on July 08, 2012, 04:51:31 pm
So you won't be using this cottage again DJ ;) :D :D :D
I hope your DH gets better by Tuesday. :)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Droverjess on July 08, 2012, 04:55:25 pm
You got it CC....
There is one in Cornwall we'd go back to and one in Wales.
 
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 08, 2012, 06:19:51 pm
We went out for tapas, ddnt eat too much, came home, an hour later in pain & bed again. Seems to me I get sick when I eat.

So maybe no food fir a few days. Horrible bug.

H
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Merrilyn on July 08, 2012, 06:47:50 pm
Sorry to hear that Hally.  Maybe a visit to the doc is in order.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 08, 2012, 06:48:43 pm
Was thinking that, see how I go today :)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Droverjess on July 08, 2012, 09:40:27 pm
Halex. Sorry to hear this. Make sure you get enough fluid. electrolytes eg Diaroralyte sachets or lucosade sport type drinks if not eating.
Think seeing a doctor a good idea. So glad your  DH is doing good.

Hope You feel better soon.

My DH very unwell with aches, fever and nose like a tap.

Trying hard not to catch it. Last one he had I escaped. Using different hand towels etc.

At least he doesn't have to go to work and can rest.

My task tomorrow morning is to find someone to do my hair on Tuesday morning. A trim and proper blow dry to look good for DD on Tuesday.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 08, 2012, 11:47:03 pm
Made Pasta and vegetable bake and chickpea patties.
I hope the bake is OK. I still have another jar of cheese sauce but will have to leave that as DH likes having them in the pantry just in case even if they don't taste that great.
Did get rid of of 3 tins, a jar and pkt of pasta out of the pantry.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 08, 2012, 11:51:25 pm
DJ, dont catch dh bug, is not fun being ill.

I have  2 boys runningaround, i think they asre pretending to be in the FBI ???

DH making me tea, his new sifted variety. I will drink it nicely.

Too scared to eat.

Missed something  somewhere, are taking ohotos of food in the pantry wecare trying to use this week?

H

Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 09, 2012, 12:09:31 am
Well done mcmich.  There is Amy's answer. 'just in case'. LOL! and back up

I am now thinking  do I need so much 'back up'. I am not a just in case person as the just in cases just sit and no case to use it but back up????

DH moaned about baked beans on schinkenbrot. what could be tastier or better for you?

Wait until he gets the Spam and eggs.

Gert
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 09, 2012, 12:18:27 am
Poor Hally :( Rest, keep your fluids up and I hope you get well soon :-* :-* :-*

Well done for getting rid of some of your pantry hoard Michele :D

Wait until he gets the Spam and eggs.

Gert

That sounds even more interesting than sardines and eggs :-X Do you have it with toast or something Gert?

I once asked my dad to buy me a pet and he offered to buy me a can of spam ???
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 09, 2012, 12:21:03 am
I agree, back up, max 2 is all we need, plus there s always somewhere open to buy food. I must admit do hate running out if things & having to go to the shop for one item.

We need to devise an essentials back up pantry.

Amy, hows jo blow bubbles?

 :)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 09, 2012, 12:22:58 am
LOL Gert. Poor DH.

I'm going to show my DH your post as we don't need all the back-up and just in case food we have got.
Just when I thought I was getting somewhere this morning I moved the pasta box and found 2 pkts of Uncle Bens instant rice, must have been from DH's pantry before we got married.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 09, 2012, 12:24:10 am
I havent even got  to the back of my shelves yet.

Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 09, 2012, 12:24:47 am
Amy, hows jo blow bubbles?

 :)

You remembered Hally!!! :D :D :D :D

He is great, still alive and not too traumatised by me eating steamed fish in front of him all the time! ;D He is a hardy fish ;)

He says thank you for asking!!! ;D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 09, 2012, 12:25:54 am
How could I forget him, bless him
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 09, 2012, 12:30:29 am
I agree, back up, max 2 is all we need, plus there s always somewhere open to buy food. I must admit do hate running out if things & having to go to the shop for one item.

We need to devise an essentials back up pantry.

Amy, hows jo blow bubbles?

 :)
So true H. There is always somewhere open to buy things and I have enough back-up for the entire street.

Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 09, 2012, 12:35:59 am
Yes same here. I feel really goid about using nearly all the frizen bits in the freezer. Now for the pantry.

Cereals, dont even go there :o
Thesecare the unopened ones
2 large boxes of weetbix
2 large sultana brans
Oats 2kgs olus 2 boxes of instant oats
1 large nutrigrain
Uncle Tobys muesli styles, at least 2
12 little packs of varity cereals

This is just from memory, once in pantry I am sure I can add to this :o
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 09, 2012, 12:41:09 am
 ;D ;D ;D

Oh dear Hally!
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 09, 2012, 12:42:22 am
I know, DO NOT LET ME BUY CEREAL.


Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: obbie on July 09, 2012, 12:55:53 am
I cleaned out my pantry yesterday afternoon. I have about 10 bottles of nap sauce.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 09, 2012, 12:57:26 am
Oh wow Hally... :o
We have oats, oatbrits and protein plus. Thats it! :D

I clean out the pantry every time I have groceries to put away. It keeps everything neat and orderly ;)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: obbie on July 09, 2012, 12:58:31 am
Amy you do so much for your family..
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 09, 2012, 12:58:40 am
Obbie :o :o

We are all shocking

I am too scared to look through, just finding bit by bit. Concentrating on getting them down.

Goals this week
Spaghetti
Tinned curry pastes
Cereal
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 09, 2012, 01:02:49 am
Amy you do so much for your family..

I try Robyn :)

Good work Hally, you're on the right track by setting yourself little goals each week. You'll get there eventually and then you'll be able to see the back wall of your pantry! ;D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 09, 2012, 01:18:02 am
Might make curried spam and rice?
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 09, 2012, 01:30:06 am
I suppose turning the spam into curry might make it better.

What possesed you to buy spam, or was it another gift ;D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: astarra on July 09, 2012, 02:15:21 am
Spam... :P
My DH went through all the cans in the pantry the other night, I asked what he was looking for... his answer: "I just feel like some fried spam and you never seem to have any in the pantry." I told him I wasn't sorry about that!!!!  :-))
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 09, 2012, 02:45:02 am
I love SPAM. I would never really curry it. I could eat a whole can at a time. Love  it.

Gert
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: EmeraldSue on July 09, 2012, 03:24:32 am
I may have a lot of Tins in my cupboard but there is no Spam! I thought I was doing a reasonable job of using up some of the cans in my cupboard, but then I found others in a different cupboard because they didn't fit in the tin cupboard......I've now moved all but one jar of pasta sauce into the tin cupboard and it's full again. I have two giant tins of passion fruit in sugar syrup in there that DD bought that I have no idea what do do with. Perhaps I could make them into jelly?
To top if off, he complained that he couldn't find any tins of soup.
Oh, and don't get me started on the jars of chilli sauce that are lurking in the other cupboard .

After a lazy start to the day, I've got to clean the bathroom, vacuum and wash the floors and the last of the dishes. Sigh,
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: obbie on July 09, 2012, 03:43:09 am
at work with kids now.
day off tomorow
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 09, 2012, 03:59:06 am
At the library with the boys, they are borrowing some books fr quiet time.

Thought I would pop to the home economics section, what a great selection they have.

We are all allowed 4 books each. I have

Donnay Hay, Beef, Lamb, Pork
Slow cooker Easy
WW Food we love
Masterchef volume 2

Interesting reading

Very happy with Donna Hay one has I have all that meat.

The boys are still choosing :)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: astarra on July 09, 2012, 04:08:34 am
Good idea H - I have Annabelle Karmel and Slow Cooker ones out at the mo.  :) - Look forward to seeing any you convert!  :D
Girls have Barbie DVDs and some books out too. Is good as its free and when they get sick of them we can just take them back and swap them. Miss 5 has some Enid Blyton books out, apparently her home readers are "way to easy and boring!" Think we're going to have a little bookworm on our hands - not surprising as both DH and I were!  :-))

Been reading books to Miss 3 and playing lego with her too most of the morning. (oh and washing etc.  :) )
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 09, 2012, 04:35:47 am
I love SPAM. I would never really curry it. I could eat a whole can at a time. Love  it.

Gert

Gert, I have never actually tried spam. What is it actually like? How would you describe the flavour?
I'm assuming its some kind of fish...

Hally, some great choices of books there, I hope you get some good ideas and recipes out of them! ;D

I just had to walk to an appointment wearing a wet bra and jeans that are two sizes too big for me. Why? Because I did my washing last night and forgot to get it in from the clothesline :(
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: cookie1 on July 09, 2012, 04:37:28 am
Hally we are allowed 10 books. It's wonderful.

I try to only buy the packets/tins of food I need for that week. Before I menu planned I kept finding all these way out things in the pantry. Now I find half used jars/packets.

Gert I don't mind spam either. The low salt variety. When we travel we always put in enough tinned and dried food for several days in case we get caught on a closed road or something and spam always comes with us.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 09, 2012, 04:45:29 am
Spam, sorry no go here. i remeber mum serving up spam sandwiches, not a happy memory.

We are allowed 12 books per card, so just used mine. It means we can get another trip in later in the week if they want.

Must admit was surprised at the choice, they had a really good Neil Perry book, but it was thick, so another time.

Drinking my $1,100 kg cuppa tea, really enjoying it. Then have to make bubble & squeak for the boys.

Really love having eb here, they get on so well.

Not eaten yetm but wil at lunch

 :)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 09, 2012, 05:30:56 am
Good luck at lunch Hally, I hope you manage something :-*

I don't think I've ever had bubble and squeak. I better check out the recipe ;)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: obbie on July 09, 2012, 05:31:19 am
Amy, spam is like a long life ham in a can..
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: DizzyGirl on July 09, 2012, 06:06:21 am
I remember always having spam when we went camping. I hated it. All that jelly stuff around it. ewwww
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 09, 2012, 06:15:48 am
Bubble & squeak eaten, feel ok, see how I go in an hour
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 09, 2012, 06:20:14 am
Ok still have a lot if silverside left, plus some in the freezer from our last lot. Think I am going to have to freeze this as I think the boys 3 eals in a row is enough.

Oh dear, can see freezer build up already >:(

H :)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 09, 2012, 06:21:59 am
I gotta play catchup.


ES bottles of sauces at 10 paces. Who has  the most?  Quick count 22. That is the ones I can see.

Amy Spam is ham  in a can. Well sort of ham.. I love the jell,but best to put itin the fridge before opening. Poor man's ham. It became popular during WW II and after. My mother used to bake it  with mustard and brown sugar on top or slice it in to scalloped potatoes to make it go further.

Cookie 1 Spam is all  about the salt. The low salt is disgusting.lol!

Amy Ther is no recipe for bubble and squeak. It is all your  leftovers made tasty.

Gert


Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 09, 2012, 06:34:23 am
Amy, here is my version but your meant to fry it, I cant fry so I baked it
(http://img.tapatalk.com/3ab2d340-6d80-7b28.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 09, 2012, 06:37:04 am
Well, yet another item to par down - condiments.
This doesn't include jars of pasta sause or tomato sauces. The nicer ones that are unopened I'm giving away.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 09, 2012, 06:47:12 am
Okay... I think spam is off the menu for me... :-X Thanks Robyn and Gert :-))

So is there any reason why it is called Bubble and Squeak? ??? Why not just Tasty Leftovers?
Hally, are you go to get some frying lessons? ;D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: obbie on July 09, 2012, 06:49:31 am
Its always been called bubble and squeak.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: judydawn on July 09, 2012, 06:59:17 am
I've cleaned out the wardrobes and now have 72 spare coathangers.  I've been around to Vinnies to drop lots of bags off and for once they contained lots of winter coats etc during winter and not after winter. 
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: EmeraldSue on July 09, 2012, 07:05:32 am
Gert,
A quick count of my bottles of sauces - 33  :o

Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 09, 2012, 07:10:55 am
I've cleaned out the wardrobes and now have 72 spare coathangers.  I've been around to Vinnies to drop lots of bags off and for once they contained lots of winter coats etc during winter and not after winter. 
You have had a busy day. 72 coathangers  :o
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: obbie on July 09, 2012, 07:11:58 am
Thats alot of work Judy..
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: judydawn on July 09, 2012, 07:23:59 am
It didn't take me too long girls, I decided to be brutal this time.  Out went the clothes we wore to our wedding, my outfit to my DD2's wedding and as I said previously, lots of coats. 
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: obbie on July 09, 2012, 07:25:22 am
OOH watch the shopping thread for Judy soon...
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: judydawn on July 09, 2012, 07:28:07 am
No coats, I've kept 2 and rarely use them anyway.  It's a/c in the car and a/c wherever we go, the shopping centres are extremely hot here and I'd cook in a coat there.  Prefer to wear a scarf which can be taken off and put in my handbag these days rather than a coat.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 09, 2012, 07:50:13 am
Well, yet another item to par down - condiments.
This doesn't include jars of pasta sause or tomato sauces. The nicer ones that are unopened I'm giving away.


Oh oh I think I could double that. I have better get eating. Condiment casserole anyone?

Gert
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 09, 2012, 07:51:38 am
Okay... I think spam is off the menu for me... :-X Thanks Robyn and Gert :-))

So is there any reason why it is called Bubble and Squeak? ??? Why not just Tasty Leftovers?
Hally, are you go to get some frying lessons? ;D

I think you should try it once Amy. You can eat it cold in a sandwich or fry it or bake it.
Gert
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 09, 2012, 07:54:36 am
Gert,
A quick count of my bottles of sauces - 33  :o



You win so far ES.
 ;D

Gert
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 09, 2012, 07:56:40 am
Gosh, does ths include vinegars, mustards, sauces, oils etc

Too scared to count
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 09, 2012, 08:08:57 am
If I added the oils mustards vinegars condiments I do not think I could count that high. Not to mention the sauces, salts, peppers. OMG

Gert
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 09, 2012, 08:11:17 am
Very scary. But I must use them up along with the excess cans, freezer food and moisturises under the vanity.

Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 09, 2012, 08:28:02 am
Hally is to blame for this.

Gert
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: EmeraldSue on July 09, 2012, 08:36:00 am
Ok, less than half are chili sauces, but look at this!
(http://img.tapatalk.com/76d2f641-89ff-1c37.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Droverjess on July 09, 2012, 08:57:51 am
Amy
Bubble and squeak traditionally was left over mashed potato mixed with left over cooked cabbage fried in dripping. The squeak is the noise the water from the cabbage  makes as it hits the hot fat.

No one cooks in dripping anymore.

Hope this helps
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 09, 2012, 10:19:19 am
Well DH has certainly redeemed himself

Morning Red Tea from T2
Chockates from the chocolatier
 & bath bombs from Lush

Happy Hally ;D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 09, 2012, 10:33:07 am
Ok, less than half are chili sauces, but look at this!
(http://img.tapatalk.com/76d2f641-89ff-1c37.jpg)

You definitely win. I am so happy
 
Oh dear I should not be laughing

Gert
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 09, 2012, 10:47:03 am
Well DH has certainly redeemed himself

Morning Red Tea from T2
Chockates from the chocolatier
 & bath bombs from Lush

Happy Hally ;D

What can I say? LOL!

Gert
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 09, 2012, 11:18:18 am
Okay... I think spam is off the menu for me... :-X Thanks Robyn and Gert :-))

So is there any reason why it is called Bubble and Squeak? ??? Why not just Tasty Leftovers?
Hally, are you go to get some frying lessons? ;D

I think you should try it once Amy. You can eat it cold in a sandwich or fry it or bake it.
Gert

Do you think they will have spam and chips at the winery we're going to for lunch on the retreat weekend?
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: nazar on July 09, 2012, 11:29:35 am
 NO  l think not amy
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: nazar on July 09, 2012, 11:31:12 am
l am too scared  to count the the pkts of pasta and other items in my pantry
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 09, 2012, 11:57:47 am
Yes Gert, he came up good ;D

Amy, I dont think you can have frying lessons, everyone can fry but e :o
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 09, 2012, 07:52:03 pm
Ok, less than half are chili sauces, but look at this!
(http://img.tapatalk.com/76d2f641-89ff-1c37.jpg)

Whew, that's one huge lot of condiments.  :D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 09, 2012, 07:58:40 pm
Today my bosom buddy Jane and I are off to have our yearly mammograms.
Then because we've been good and had our check-ups it's off for a very nice lunch and glass of something bubbly.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Droverjess on July 09, 2012, 08:34:39 pm
LOL....
Had mine done this year too.

Bosom buddies, good one!
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 09, 2012, 09:47:07 pm
Today my bosom buddy Jane and I are off to have our yearly mammograms.
Then because we've been good and had our check-ups it's off for a very nice lunch and glass of something bubbly.

Good plan . Did you  that you do not have to have a pap smear after 70?

Gert
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 09, 2012, 10:10:38 pm
Today my bosom buddy Jane and I are off to have our yearly mammograms.
Then because we've been good and had our check-ups it's off for a very nice lunch and glass of something bubbly.

Good plan . Did you  that you do not have to have a pap smear after 70?

Gert
No, I didn't know that Gert. Well that's something appealing about being 70.  Is that something recent?
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 09, 2012, 10:26:24 pm
Today my bosom buddy Jane and I are off to have our yearly mammograms.
Then because we've been good and had our check-ups it's off for a very nice lunch and glass of something bubbly.

Good plan . Did you  that you do not have to have a pap smear after 70?

Gert
No, I didn't know that Gert. Well that's something appealing about being 70.  Is that something recent?

I should have asked shouldn't I. I was told that when I had mine this year . I will be 68 in Oct. I wonder if they will call me back in 2 years now.

Gert
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 09, 2012, 10:42:27 pm
I just googled it. There isn't a lot of information just that women over 70 that have had two previous normal pap smear results don't have to continue unless they want to.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 09, 2012, 10:52:20 pm
I just googled it. There isn't a lot of information just that women over 70 that have had two previous normal pap smear results don't have to continue unless they want to.

They must have researched that the risk is neglidgable .  Who would want to?

Gert
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: obbie on July 09, 2012, 11:43:22 pm
very interesting info Gert..

Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 10, 2012, 12:22:18 am
Oh look at everything I've still got to look forward to... pap smears, pregancancy, motherhood, getting my boobs poked, menopause.... what fun! :-))
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: dede on July 10, 2012, 03:24:06 am
Today my bosom buddy Jane and I are off to have our yearly mammograms.
Then because we've been good and had our check-ups it's off for a very nice lunch and glass of something bubbly.

Good plan . Did you  that you do not have to have a pap smear after 70?

Gert

Even if you still do the wild thing? :o
Or is that long gone by 70?
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: dede on July 10, 2012, 03:25:58 am
Just finished some paper work that had to be done. Also did DS 16 very first tax return by e-tax.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: obbie on July 10, 2012, 06:08:34 am
Amy lots to look forward to.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 10, 2012, 08:03:31 am
Today:
Only a little bit of crying this morning.
3 hour personal training session - if I didn't know where my quads were before, I certainly do now. HELLO legs!
Lunch. Little bit more crying.
Very long shower.
Forum surfing.
Trying to get motivated for study.
Going to make a cup of tea now.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: astarra on July 10, 2012, 08:10:48 am
Crying Amy?  ??? What's wrong?  :(
Hope whatever it is is better soon.  :)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 10, 2012, 08:14:00 am
My grandpa is very unwell :( He's not going to be around much longer :'(
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: chrissa on July 10, 2012, 08:46:17 am
I feel so sorry for you Amy.  I hope your grandpa isn't suffering.  Wishing you the best during this time. I recently lost my most loving brother so I'm quite emotional when I hear of others being in such a position.  Take care
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: dede on July 10, 2012, 08:57:59 am
Oh Amy I'm so sorry :(
I was only just talking to my mum about some people we know who are unwell and are not expected to live much longer. Big hugs from me.
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Post by: Droverjess on July 10, 2012, 09:33:54 am
So sorry to hear this, it is a very hard time for you and your family.
Look after yourself Amy.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on July 10, 2012, 11:35:56 am
Sorry to hear that Amy  :(
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 10, 2012, 11:38:20 am
Thanks ladies. Chrissa and Mandi, I feel for you too :-*
Not long after my last post, my mum called me saying grandpa had been taken to hospital. We rushed up to see him and only just got home now. Here's a photo of me and grandpa in the hospital.
His breathing sounds terrible and he gets pain when he coughs or sneezes. We don't know how long he can keep going. He's 87 and had three heart surgeries, so I think we've done well to keep him this long :)
But its still not fair, and I hate the thought that I may have just seen him for the last time :'(
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Post by: courton on July 10, 2012, 11:49:23 am
What a lovely photo Amy.  It shows the love you have for him.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 10, 2012, 11:53:56 am
Amy, what a lovely photo of you both. You can see the love.

Hugs

Halex xx
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 10, 2012, 11:59:04 am
Thanks courton and Hally, I do love him so very much :)
He was telling me what he'd had for lunch and it made me want to run and get nana's thermomix so I could cook him a lovely soup or risotto or something :-))
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Post by: judydawn on July 10, 2012, 12:12:15 pm
Thanks for sharing this moment with your Grandpa Amy - it certainly tugs at one's heart strings.  Love to you both  :-*
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 10, 2012, 12:20:05 pm
That is a moment in time to treasure Amy. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Gretchen
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Post by: JulieO on July 10, 2012, 12:26:23 pm
Aww Amy it's such a hard thing to go through.  Much love and hugs.  :-*
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Post by: astarra on July 10, 2012, 12:32:19 pm
Hugs Amy. My eyes teared up when I read about your G'pa, they spilled over when I saw the photo.  :'(
Thinking of you and your family during this hard time.  :-*
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 10, 2012, 12:35:36 pm
Thanks so much everyone. Your support means a lot to me :-*
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Post by: nazar on July 10, 2012, 12:51:47 pm
 amy that is a beautiful photo of the two of you
he would of enjoyed having you there
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Post by: jakodai on July 10, 2012, 01:14:46 pm
It's a beautiful photo Amy, and my thoughts really are with you at this very difficult time. 'They' say it's easier when you know it's coming, but I think that's rubbish - its so much harder when you know. But maybe that's just me - I focus too much on what's coming and miss out on the opportunities to spend time with them that I have.

My day today has NOT gone anything close to plan. DS woke up this morning quite lethargic, then wanted to go to back to bed and slept for an hour and a half. When he woke up he was very fussy(not like him at all) and lethargic again and had a high temperature so I took him to the hospital (he's dr was booked out) and he threw up in the taxi. He's been on antibiotics for nearly 2 weeks, and a nasty cough for nearly 3 months, so the tiredness, fussy was & high-temperature had me worried. They think he's caught a virus on top of the infection he has, so they gave him something to stop the vomiting & observed him for a couple of hours to make sure the vomiting stopped and sent us home. He's still not well, but no more vomiting, so that's a plus.
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Post by: Wonder on July 10, 2012, 01:35:41 pm
Amy that's a beautiful photo and one I'm sure you will treasure in the coming months and years. Having just lost my brother last week I know how you are feeling and I send you big hugs. Look after yourself.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: nazar on July 10, 2012, 01:42:23 pm
 jakodal  thats not good that your son is feeling so ill
l am glad that he has stopped vomitting  and are hoping that he will be feeling better soon
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Post by: jakodai on July 10, 2012, 02:10:50 pm
Thanks Nazar, so am I! It's been a long 12 months, and I'm really hoping that things turn around once he has the surgery. I know kids get sick, but he's sick all the time. Over the last 12 months he's been sick more often than he's been well. When does he get a chance to do normal kid things?
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Post by: meganjane on July 10, 2012, 02:26:03 pm
My thoughts are with you Amy. I didn't know my grandparents as they died before I was born except for my Dad's dad and I was only about 5 when he died. My children have been lucky enough to have my DH's parents around when they were growing up. We only have their Pop now and he's a spritely young chicken at 79, fit as a Mallee Bull.

jakodai, hope you can put your little one's illness behind you soon.

My day was a busy one with a Demo in a town 60km away. It was a Delivery Demo and fun, but no sale. Never mind, I just don't think I was cut out for selling stuff (except the stuff that I make, of course!).
I have another Demo in town again on Thursday. DH is getting a bit narky about the travel, fuel costs, food costs and no sales, so not sure how long I'll last as a consultant if this keeps up!

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Post by: Merrilyn on July 10, 2012, 02:43:09 pm
Amy, I'll keep you and your grandpa in my prayers and thoughts.

Jakodai, sorry to hear about your son.  I hope he's feeling better soon.

MJ hang in  there.  It's early days yet.


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Post by: mcmich on July 10, 2012, 02:48:06 pm
Take care Amy and Jakodai.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 10, 2012, 02:49:20 pm
I agree with Merrilyn,hang in there MJ.You are so knowledgeable about the TM that you are a perfect demonstrator. :)
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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 10, 2012, 10:16:18 pm
Amy after seeing my dad deteriorate I know how hard it is to see your loved ones suffer. Big hugs. This year has not been a good one for me. In feb I lost my best mate and then in March I lost my dad. Sometimes life is just too hard.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 10, 2012, 11:42:30 pm
Thanks everyone :) Apparently grandpa was very miserable after we left the hospital last night :( I'd just wanted to stay with him but he was very tired.
Amanda, I hope your son gets better soon. Poor boy :(

Amy after seeing my dad deteriorate I know how hard it is to see your loved ones suffer. Big hugs. This year has not been a good one for me. In feb I lost my best mate and then in March I lost my dad. Sometimes life is just too hard.

DG, I'm really sorry to hear that. I can't imagine how hard that must have been for you :'(
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 10, 2012, 11:47:31 pm
Jakodai, your poor ds, I am so sorry he gets sick so much.

DG, i agree life is not fair & its hard at times, but everything we go through makes us stronger & more compassionate to others.

Amy,  hugs to all of you.

Xx
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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 10, 2012, 11:48:51 pm
Thanks Amy. Last week was a bad week. Dads ashes and plaque are now at the cemetery. DS and I went to visit and I had a major breakdown.
Sunday I cleaned out my buffet and saw some lovely tea light candle holders my best mate bought me about 12 years ago. Also saw a lovely little clock dad bought me for my 25th birthday. Both are behind glass and treasured dearly.
Dad made a memory box for DS and when he is upset he can have a look at it and remember all the good times he had with his dearly loved pop.

My thoughts and prayers are with you x
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: obbie on July 11, 2012, 12:05:31 am
What a beautiful photo Amy, one you will treasure for ever. :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 11, 2012, 12:21:14 am
Dad made a memory box for DS and when he is upset he can have a look at it and remember all the good times he had with his dearly loved pop.

My thoughts and prayers are with you x

Grandpa's must be good at making things. I have a little jarrah cupboard by my bedside that my grandpa made for me, and he also made us a bookcase and a couple of coffee tables.
I'm glad DS has his memory box :)

 :-* :-* :-*

Thanks Robyn, I have just put the photo as my computer desktop background so I will see grandpa everyday ;)
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Post by: EmeraldSue on July 11, 2012, 01:57:51 am
Amy, here is something to cheer you up!
I am making some pull apart loaves for lunch today. I picked some rainbow chard from the garden, washed it well (?) and sautéed it in the pan. I took the lid of and guess what I found?
(http://img.tapatalk.com/76d2ee5b-cf66-c4e6.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/76d2ee5b-cf90-234f.jpg)

A lovely steamed caterpillar! LOL
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Post by: Wonder on July 11, 2012, 02:01:49 am
Eeeeeeewww
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Post by: obbie on July 11, 2012, 04:25:20 am
steamed bug.... :o
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 11, 2012, 04:53:39 am
LOL ;D ;D
Thank you so much ES, I really needed that laugh :-*
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Post by: kt2 on July 11, 2012, 05:08:46 am
Oh dear!!  :o
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Post by: dede on July 11, 2012, 05:35:04 am
Oops. See Amy your not alone :D
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Post by: mcmich on July 11, 2012, 05:37:15 am
Did a spring clean of study, entry hall and rumpus room.
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Post by: Yvette on July 11, 2012, 06:30:24 am
Same thing everyday now work work work
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Post by: mcmich on July 11, 2012, 06:47:37 am
How is the new job going Yvette? Coping with the full time work?
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Post by: Yvette on July 11, 2012, 08:09:20 am
It is going very well  Mich I am really tired by about 8 30 but I'm sure this will pass once I get used to it. I have picked it up better than I thought I would and all the people here are really nice too which helps
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Post by: mcmich on July 11, 2012, 08:21:00 am
That's good Yvette. Don't think I could gp back to full time after 25yrs of part time.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 11, 2012, 09:14:27 am
I just handed in my resignation. Oh the relief :D
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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 11, 2012, 09:17:27 am
Great news Amy. I will be handing mine in soon. Need to concentrate on our business.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 11, 2012, 09:22:23 am
What sort of business do you have DG?
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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 11, 2012, 09:23:52 am
A produce and trailer sales and parts shop.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 11, 2012, 09:25:21 am
Ouch.... Forgot to put the pressure valve down in the PC and just burnt my thumb on the steam. Must remember to push it in before starting.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 11, 2012, 09:28:07 am
I just handed in my resignation. Oh the relief :D

Good girl. Are you going to lok for another job straight away or take a break?

Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 11, 2012, 09:32:39 am
Thanks Gert :D
Just before I took my resignation in to work, I actually went to my local college and enrolled in a Nutrition and Dietetic Assistance course... so I might wait until I see what my workload is going to be like until I look for another job :)
But I am already considering asking around at some local cafes to see if they need waitresses. I just don't like the thought of being without an income :-))
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Post by: Droverjess on July 11, 2012, 10:34:45 am
Hello.

Lovely photo Amy, so sorry about your family news. I can't really add anything that hasn't already been said, but know that you and your family are in our thoughts. Good luck with college.

Jakodai so sorry about your son, long illnesses are hard for all concerned. Been there done that.

The graduation was very very special yesterday. We were all so very proud. Mum, step dad, dad, and brother. Lovely photos.
Bit surreal at times sitting with a DH on one side and an exH on the other but it was all fine. What she wanted and it was her day. I had been a bit nervous about that aspect but actually needn't have been.

Long drive back to where we are staying last night, got in at  midnight, woke at 6, but manged to sleep again and am still bit tired today. Lots of standing yesterday. Very wet too, still raining today.
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Post by: mcmich on July 11, 2012, 10:37:36 am
Glad it all went well DJ. It's lovely to see your children doing well.
How's DH?
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 11, 2012, 10:43:52 am
Worth it all . Things change. People change. Usually  everyone comes good  when needs be. Lovely.

Gert
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Post by: Droverjess on July 11, 2012, 10:44:48 am
Thanks mcmich. Yes it is.
DH bit better. He felt a it woozy at times yesterday, but would have missed the occasion for anything. He took a really  good video of her getting her hood put on by the robing master and shaking hands on the stage.  Brilliant.

Thanks Gert too.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 11, 2012, 10:46:18 am
Glad to hear that he graduation went well DJ,they are special ;) It must be good to be home safe and sound.DD has a friend who lives in Hebden Bridge and she has been flooded twice. :o
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 11, 2012, 10:48:06 am
Hi DJ, thanks for your well wishes :)
I'm glad to hear your DD's graduation went well :D I know how she must have felt, I used to do a lot of performing and I would have mum on one side of the audience and dad on the other side. It was very awkward and at times unpleasant :(
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Post by: Droverjess on July 11, 2012, 10:58:00 am
Thanks CC
We r still oop north! The rain just carries on. Back to south on Saturday.
Cragside today.

On no Amy she was absolutely fine with it all. It was me who was more nervous.
It is all long ago now but these major traumas do tend to have long tails.
So another occasion in the future, of which I hope there will be some good ones, should be OK now.

I worked hard over the years to make sure they kept in regular contact with their dad and extended family. it has been worth it.

When the Uni offered a free group photo my DH immediatly stood to one side and DD said no way, you too. So there are we are all of us in a picture, 2 dads, one mum and a brother with the graduate.  Priceless. It means so much.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 11, 2012, 11:04:08 am
Sorry DJ I missread the post :P
Well you will be pleased to know we have sunshine down south with scattered showers.It's still very muddy though, :( Could throw pots here with all the clay soil that's been churned up :D
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 11, 2012, 11:04:33 am
Proves you have done a very good job . Priceless is right.
Gert
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Post by: judydawn on July 11, 2012, 11:09:14 am
It's nice when this can happen DJ - forget the past and put the kids first.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 11, 2012, 11:29:13 am
On no Amy she was absolutely fine with it all. It was me who was more nervous.
It is all long ago now but these major traumas do tend to have long tails.
So another occasion in the future, of which I hope there will be some good ones, should be OK now.

I worked hard over the years to make sure they kept in regular contact with their dad and extended family. it has been worth it.

When the Uni offered a free group photo my DH immediatly stood to one side and DD said no way, you too. So there are we are all of us in a picture, 2 dads, one mum and a brother with the graduate.  Priceless. It means so much.

Oh DJ, thats so special. It sounds like you've done very well keeping them all in touch, and its paid off :)
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Post by: meganjane on July 11, 2012, 12:05:42 pm
So lovely DJ. Gotta put stuff behind us and get on with what's ahead.

Great news Amy and good to hear that you're planning to study. I've been thinking about study too. I'd love to do Chemistry. It would help me so much in my skincare business. Not sure where to start, though!
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 11, 2012, 12:23:18 pm
There must be plenty of sort of courses line.  At Harvard they  post a lot of lectures on Chemistry.  Maybe explore  the Internet or even long distance learning. Anyway I think  you could tell others a few things about skin care and making products.

Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 11, 2012, 12:27:38 pm
Thanks MJ :) The nutrition course is on top of the personal training course I'm doing... I haven't had a break from study since I started school. I'm just always look for new opportunities to learn :-))
Chemistry scares me though :o
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 11, 2012, 12:32:44 pm
Thanks MJ :) The nutrition course is on top of the personal training course I'm doing... I haven't had a break from study since I started school. I'm just always look for new opportunities to learn :-))
Chemistry scares me though :o

Chemistry should not scare you Amy. It opens up a whole new world  of what  how and why and would also be a help in  nutrition.  I loved chemistry especially playing with bunsen burners .  I guess they would still use them today in high schools.

Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 11, 2012, 12:40:31 pm
I know Gertie, I just have trouble getting my head around all the numbers and symbols :-))
Oh yes, bunsen burners. Add in some aerosol deodorant cans. That was the number one trick when I was in high school :o
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 11, 2012, 12:52:48 pm
I know Gertie, I just have trouble getting my head around all the numbers and symbols :-))
Oh yes, bunsen burners. Add in some aerosol deodorant cans. That was the number one trick when I was in high school :o

Knowing some chemistry is great for trivia nights.

We did not have aerosol deodorant cans in my day. Pity. We did however have aerosol hair spray. Lots of it.

Gert
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Post by: mcmich on July 11, 2012, 12:53:15 pm
I hate chemistry.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 11, 2012, 12:58:11 pm
I hate chemistry.

But I bet you use it in someway each day.

Gert
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Post by: judydawn on July 11, 2012, 01:00:57 pm
Went to DD2's for lunch for GS's 4th birthday today and now I am still trying to catch up on all of today's postings - that will teach me to shut down the forum for over 4 hours. :-)) ;)
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Post by: mcmich on July 11, 2012, 01:02:31 pm
Yes, I'm sure I do. I probably use a lot of things each day that I don't know about.

Ooohhh, the delights of dementia  :) :) :)
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Post by: mcmich on July 11, 2012, 01:05:32 pm
Went to DD2's for lunch for GS's 4th birthday today and now I am still trying to catch up on all of today's postings - that will teach me to shut down the forum for over 4 hours. :-)) ;)

Oohh, a party. You didn't miss much JD...or maybe?
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 11, 2012, 01:06:52 pm
I know Gertie, I just have trouble getting my head around all the numbers and symbols :-))
Oh yes, bunsen burners. Add in some aerosol deodorant cans. That was the number one trick when I was in high school :o

Knowing some chemistry is great for trivia nights.

We did not have aerosol deodorant cans in my day. Pity. We did however have aerosol hair spray. Lots of it.

Gert

I went to a trivia night once, and the only question I got right was "what is a whale's fat called?" and I was so excited at finally knowing an answer that I shouted it out and everyone heard me and laughed :-[

We still have that, but teenagers don't usually carry it in their backpacks :-))
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 11, 2012, 03:26:57 pm
Flew to Newman this morning with DD, my sister & BiL Did some sight seeing and had a BBQ in the bush.
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Post by: Frozzie on July 11, 2012, 06:12:19 pm
Visiting firenze under à beautiful sunny day.. Ending day in à bar with à cocktail or two  ;) then off to havé some pizza...italian style.. Loving my day !! Hope your having (all) a lovely day!!
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 11, 2012, 06:21:39 pm
Visiting firenze under à beautiful sunny day.. Ending day in à bar with à cocktail or two  ;) then off to havé some pizza...italian style.. Loving my day !! Hope your having (all) a lovely day!!
Good to hear that you are enjoying the sunshine Kim. :)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 11, 2012, 08:21:12 pm
Took my car into the local Ford garage to have the tyres replaced and to check the steering as I thought there was a problem. :-\
Walked the dog and this afternoon we got caught in a thunderstorm whilst walking :P Did manage to do a little housework ;D Raided my neighbours rhubarb plant to make ILB Rhubarb and Cinnamon cake.My neighbour said her DH doesn't like it and help myself. :)
Oh nearly forgot,Herman got stirred as he's on day five ;)
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Post by: obbie on July 11, 2012, 09:39:45 pm
Hi Kim, cocktails  yum....
Hi DD, glad the family are enjoying the holiday
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Post by: Droverjess on July 11, 2012, 10:02:09 pm
Thanks megan and everyone.
Chemistry! I understand where you are coming from, but agree with Gert, you are very learned in your craft already.

Did a National Trust house today and truly hated every minute of  it. So very busy, everyone herded round the house like livestock with so many people inside you couldn't see anything. I suppose it was so wet that everyone headed for an indoor attraction.
Better when outside in POURING rain. Lots of roads flooded, quite an exciting drive. Had a cuppa with an old friend and fish n chips on way back to holiday house. Tried to see another friend but she wasn't there and O2 phone network is down so no mobiles since about 3 pm.

Bought some more plants to take home for the garden. Quite a lot of the plants are now from places we've visited this year. All hardy, all perennial or self seeders.

Out all day tomorrow and hopefully get to Alnwick castle garden On Friday, weather dependent. I'll be going home for a rest at this rate. DH now at the bunged up phase of manflu. Me.... Am ok so far, fingers crossed.


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Post by: mcmich on July 11, 2012, 10:14:06 pm
Sounds like you are having a lovely break DJ.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 11, 2012, 10:17:43 pm
Flew to Newman this morning with DD, my sister & BiL Did some sight seeing and had a BBQ in the bush.

Is your BIL gobsmacked?

Gert
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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 11, 2012, 10:22:38 pm
Must get ready to head to town. Haircut plus grocery shopping today. Have a great day friends :)
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Post by: Katiej on July 11, 2012, 10:29:23 pm
You have a great day too DG!

I'm on the train heading to work for more end of financial year fun (not!).
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Post by: obbie on July 11, 2012, 11:46:00 pm
Trains,, we dont have any here.

I am at work, must do some though..... :(
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 12, 2012, 12:27:14 am
Trains,, we dont have any here.

We only have one train here Robyn, and its not even for people :-))

On my agenda today: going for a run and a swim, studying, baking, forum surfing and vegetable shopping :) Oh, and going to a class tonight :P
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Post by: Halex on July 12, 2012, 01:03:26 am
A day outside in the cold. Ds has an auskick day session from 10am- 4ish, hopefully earlier.

So a day in the park, have packed a picnic, pizza, spinach quiche, homus, bread, fruit, crackers & cheese, chocolate  milk,  custard cookies,  & a bottle  of wine for the mums. Hoping we can buy hot coffee.

 :)
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Post by: astarra on July 12, 2012, 01:21:39 am
Sounds good H - hope the weather is nice to you!  :)

Miss 5 still home from school, feeling a bit better tho today - phew.  :)
Am finding a bag to get rid of, cooking and cleaning, Thursday and friday jobs today, mum coming tomorrow! Think I'll have fun with the 3 girls under my feet.... :-))
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Post by: obbie on July 12, 2012, 01:22:33 am
Thats good Astarra.
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Post by: maddy on July 12, 2012, 02:03:45 am
Can't - feel - my - legs....walking for hours in heeled boots yesterday = completely stupid!  :-\

Catching up at home, attempting very, very overdue BAS statemements, then visit elderly F.I.L. in hopspital....tough old buggar, he has more lives than a cat....some of his bowel popped out through his hernia  :o  he's doing o.k. though.
Was going to take in some soup, as he's very vocal about the "hospital soup"....but he's still only sucking on ice cubes after 5 days.

Dropping money off at Dads, he's building me a new computer (I love that he's a computer wizz!) all for the grand sum of $350...Bargain  8)....I need this one for the business and it's driving me nuts how slow it is....plus it's making very scary noises still, which really cant be good  :-\

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Post by: Thermolicious on July 12, 2012, 02:40:31 am
Well at work at the mo  ;D  A lot of catching up to do as I have had the bl**dy flu that is going around for the past week and a bit!

I had to drop my husband off for back surgery this morning for a 6.30am checkin so early rise for me today, leaving the house at 5.15am!  He is first on the list so I am eagerly awaiting news from the hospital.
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Post by: judydawn on July 12, 2012, 02:42:26 am
Maddy, you will soon learn comfort is more important than fashion - hope you feel your legs again soon  :-*

Hope DH's back surgery is successful Bec - backs are a real problem.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 12, 2012, 02:57:27 am
Thermolicious I hope all goes well for DH. It is hard waiting.


Gert
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Post by: Thermolicious on July 12, 2012, 02:59:24 am
Ta Judy and Gert - I am definitely not fond of the waiting.  I keep checking my mobile in case I have missed any calls ;)
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Post by: obbie on July 12, 2012, 03:00:14 am
Maddy high heels what are they.... Gosh i'm so casual.

Thermolicious i hope DH is ok.
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Post by: dede on July 12, 2012, 03:34:13 am
Thermolicious the waiting is the worst part. Hope all goes smoothly for you and your DH :)
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Post by: dede on July 12, 2012, 03:35:15 am
Working today cutting and joining frames. Having a quick cuppa before I get back to it :)
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Post by: maddy on July 12, 2012, 03:42:06 am
Maddy, you will soon learn comfort is more important than fashion - hope you feel your legs again soon  :-*

True words Judy.... but have an inkling that this will be me at 80

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_kwAsjc-yrTs/TNauzv6f33I/AAAAAAAAAS0/W90cmtCDobs/s400/moms+trip+here+010.jpg)

 :D


Wishing your hubby a speedy recovery thermolicious.
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Post by: Greyhoundmum on July 12, 2012, 03:48:52 am
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(http://img.tapatalk.com/3aa1a5f5-3a6b-3fc4.jpg)

Hi my first time on this thread! Love to read what things people get up to, so thought I'd share.
 Have a week off work, made lemon butter to give as gifts to the ladies who came to my TM demo.  Also made some cute cards all variations on the hand made kimono.  Just been for run on the beach with my greyhound (hence my forum name) and just wish I didn't have to go back to work next week.  have a great day.
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Post by: Thermolicious on July 12, 2012, 03:52:26 am
Ta lovely ones - still no word from the hospital  :-\

Greyhoundmum - beautiful card (very clever!) and the lemon butter looks fab.  The little touches, like the label, just means so much.  Enjoy the rest of your hols :)
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Post by: astarra on July 12, 2012, 03:53:38 am
They (the cards) are so cute greyhoundmum!  :)
Good idea with giving lemon butter to your demo guests - might get a few sales too!  ;)

Thinking of you and your DH thermolicious...hope you hear something soon.  :-*
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 12, 2012, 04:19:27 am
I despair . There are so mny clever people on this forum.

Gert
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Post by: obbie on July 12, 2012, 04:29:19 am
nice cards
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Post by: stacelee on July 12, 2012, 05:20:15 am
I've had a good and bad day :(....started at 5am as usual, made the spanish cakes (yum) and custard biscuits......finally got the overtired teenager in the car at 7 instead of our normal 6.30.....dropped him off, went to work to drop their nosh off.  Went to Campbells Cash and Carry and stocked up on cooking salt, brown sugar etc etc and got a couple of good bargains....unfortunately while I was in there someone lifted my car keys out of my handbag.  Luckily I work not far from Campbells so my husband came and rescued me......amazingly!!!!! not long after my husband (who is not a tiny man) arrived, my keys were handed in.  I know that they were in my handbag because I checked that my car was locked as I walked in the building and then dropped the keys back inside my bag.  What really annoyed me was I didn't realise what had happened because I was so busy loading my groceries into the boot, I thought I had unlocked the car myself.  My husband thinks that my car was being watched and that it may have been driven off while I was returning the trolley to the trolley bag.  It was a very bizarre experience, but from now on I know to zip my keys inside my bag.
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Post by: obbie on July 12, 2012, 05:38:22 am
so did they take your car..hope all is ok.
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Post by: mcmich on July 12, 2012, 05:53:08 am
They must have been quick to take your car in the time it took to put the trolley back.
Hope you get it back OK.
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Post by: stacelee on July 12, 2012, 05:58:24 am
Nope, my car is safe.....I'd say I was lucky because I didn't actually leave my car until my husband arrived.  I'd pulled everything in and out of my car three times looking for the keys.  I rang my husband as soon as I realised something was wrong because he carries a spare key to my car on his key ring and was only 3 minutes away.  I actually didn't even think about the fact that my keys had to have been lifted until he had gotten there.  He was the one who realised that they had to have been lifted....I'm neurotic about locking things up and have been known to walk back three times to check houses and cars so he knew there was no way that I could have left it unlocked.  Once he said that I remembered having to move my iPad to put my keys in my bag and that I had pushed the button a couple of times on my keys to make sure the lights flashed to say it was locked.  I am now going to be far more conscious of keeping an eye on my handbag.  I turned my back on it a couple of times to pick up the big bags of flour and sugar....won't do that again.  I don't keep anything valuable in my car but it would have been a major nuisance to be without it. Its only a ford fiesta but its my baby.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 12, 2012, 06:12:16 am
I am conscious also of locking my car to return the trolly as I sometimes leave my handbag in the boot with.the  groceries.
 
That is scary. I often see people leave open handbags in the trollys  ans sometimes ask them if they know their purse is vulnerable.
Gert
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Post by: obbie on July 12, 2012, 06:25:55 am
another reason I have security cameras at work, and on my car all day.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 12, 2012, 06:35:14 am
Ta lovely ones - still no word from the hospital  :-\

Best wishes to your DH Thermolicious - do you mind me asking what surgery he is having?

Just went to the sports shop and got new bathers, a new jumper and some sports gloves :D
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Post by: astarra on July 12, 2012, 06:45:20 am
Wow stacelee, you were lucky - but unlucky too...what a scarey thing to happen.  :o
Hope whoever tryed to pull that dirty trick on you is caught.
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Post by: mcmich on July 12, 2012, 07:06:36 am
Today I had a lovely lunch at Eurobar with Thermomixlover AKA Wendy.
On the way home picked up a bunch of flowers for the hall table.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 12, 2012, 07:11:54 am
Today I had a lovely lunch at Eurobar with Thermomixlover AKA Wendy.
On the way home picked up a bunch of flowers for the hall table.

That sounds lovely Michele, how exciting that everyone seems to be meeting each other :D
Those flowers are gorgeous too.
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Post by: Thermolicious on July 12, 2012, 07:13:30 am
Just got a call from the hospital and he is ready for collection!  I am able to leave work at 3pm to get him :)  They are very happy that he is mobile etc as they expected him to have to stay overnight.  Great news and ta for everyones thoughts.  Might just zoom up a nice comforting rissotto for him tonight  8)

Amy - he usually has rhizotomies but the last one wasn't good at all - didn't kill the pain and produced some strange nerve problems :(  So they have had to amp it up.  I'm not sure exactly what he has had done this time but fingers crossed.  Unfortunately it is for an ongoing back injury resulting from a 4wd running him over a number of years ago  :-))  He is a strong one though and rarely lets on how much he is hurting but you can see the pain in his eyes  :'(  Lets hope this will relieve some of it.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 12, 2012, 07:14:49 am
Thats great news Thermolicious :D

I really hope he gets some relief, I know how painful spinal injuries can be :(
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Post by: Thermolicious on July 12, 2012, 07:20:17 am
Hugs!
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 12, 2012, 07:28:25 am
Hope it is all good!

Gert
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Post by: judydawn on July 12, 2012, 07:30:25 am
Sounds like everything is working out well for everyone.

I've dropped 3 bags off to Vinnies on my way to a large Salvo op shop here at Findon where I again looked for things for the retreat dress up.  Op shops are so up market these days (their display shelves of handbags, shoes etc are as good as any departmental store) that it was hard to find something bizarre but I am sick of looking so grabbed a couple of things and will have a trial dress up later to see which one I prefer.  They'll go back to the op shop after I've finished with them ;D
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Post by: mcmich on July 12, 2012, 07:38:58 am
Thermolicious, hope it all went well. Risotto will make him feel much better.
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Post by: obbie on July 12, 2012, 07:40:50 am
Michelle nice flowers..
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 12, 2012, 08:51:06 am
For the past week I have been asking my mum if she could take me to look for a new mountain bike. She has just texted me saying that she has ordered me one online... for $1050 :o Thank God for bartercard! :D
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 12, 2012, 08:57:37 am
You won't need a lift to the retreat then?

Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 12, 2012, 08:59:42 am
Depends if you want me to get there before you're all leaving again!
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Post by: dede on July 12, 2012, 11:02:14 am
Wow Stacelee you did have a good and bad day.
Here in Perth (Tas) we are having trouble with someone breaking into cars of a night time and taking items. I have now heard of about 7 people have had there cars broken into and things taken. Perth is only a small town.
It's getting a real problem :(
What is it going to be like in 10 years time :o
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Post by: Halex on July 12, 2012, 11:46:23 am
Stacelee, pretty scary.

We had a good but cold day. We were the only mums with chairs, table, a feast & wine. It was great for the boys, 5 west coast eagle players were there to talk to the kids, sign autographs. Ds got his jersey sgned. The coashes were from the wafl so they earnt lots of tips, but I was cold.

Hot bath & early to bed for me.

Car hopefully ready tomorrow, they sad late afternoon. >:(





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Post by: Katiej on July 12, 2012, 12:02:26 pm
Hope you do get your car back tomorrow Halex.

I'm currently at Adelaide airport drinking a truly horrible hot chocolate. We are picking up a mate of my DH who is staying with us for a few days. The plane is late though.
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Post by: judydawn on July 12, 2012, 12:04:40 pm
The coffee there is even worse Katie  :D :D  Hope the plane isn't going to be too late.
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Post by: Katiej on July 12, 2012, 12:07:18 pm
Glad I don't drink coffee then! 20 minutes late, so not that bad really.
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 12, 2012, 12:53:12 pm
Flew to Newman this morning with DD, my sister & BiL Did some sight seeing and had a BBQ in the bush.

Is your BIL gobsmacked?

Gert

Yes a bit. Took him on a tour of BHP mine today. That blew him away.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 12, 2012, 01:05:49 pm
Flew to Newman this morning with DD, my sister & BiL Did some sight seeing and had a BBQ in the bush.

Is your BIL gobsmacked?

Gert

Yes a bit. Took him on a tour of BHP mine today. That blew him away.

Love those Yanks with their mouths wide opened.

On the retreat I will tell you a tale of a top,US NSA spook who,happened to be my BIL.  Hysterical  it is with his encounter with the Australian  outback.

Cringeworthy.

Gert
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Post by: obbie on July 12, 2012, 09:47:31 pm
sounds fun DD :D
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Post by: Halex on July 13, 2012, 12:01:44 am
Hoping to shop, cook & pick up my car.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 13, 2012, 12:07:20 am
I did the beep test at my personal training class last night. I scored 10.1, which was the third highest score in the class. I'm pretty happy with that :)

Today: Personal training session, study, forum surfing and possibly grocery shopping ;)
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Post by: astarra on July 13, 2012, 12:47:13 am
That's great Amy. Congratulations.  :D

Today - bit more cleaning, mum getting here 3pm!  ;D Apparently I am to do some coloring in with the girls today too!  :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 13, 2012, 12:51:30 am
Thanks Astarra ;D

Colouring in is the most important thing! :D
I hope you have fun with your mum visiting ;D ;D
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Post by: mcmich on July 13, 2012, 01:02:26 am
It will be lovely to see your mum after 12 months astarra. The girls could colour in a picture for her.
I don't have any grand children yet but can't wait to have some hand made drawings to put on the fridge.
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Post by: astarra on July 13, 2012, 01:09:42 am
Now that is a great idea Michele! Thanx!  :D
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Post by: obbie on July 13, 2012, 01:15:57 am
Thats what Fridges are for.... where else do you put up the drawings....

My DD does I love u cards on the fridge..
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Post by: cookie1 on July 13, 2012, 01:36:27 am
Done very little as I've only been up and hour and a half.(it's 8.30 here) I'm going in to the Good Food and Wine show in half an hour. I'm looking forward to it. I like to go alone as I can push my nose in and don't have to worry about my companion for the day. Last year I went with DD and that was good as we each took turns at pushing into the crowds and the other followed.
I'm looking forward to tasting some wine. Lucky I go in and out by train. ;)
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Post by: judydawn on July 13, 2012, 01:40:50 am
Have a great day Cookie - you don't really need company to go to these shows as you are usually surrounded by dozens of people at any stand.
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Post by: maddy on July 13, 2012, 02:09:35 am
Have fun Cookie...and have some bubbles for me!
Day of errands, hospital run, then pick up my processor from the P.O....and dice away merrily...hope it works, bummer if it doesnt.
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Post by: mcmich on July 13, 2012, 02:15:30 am
Lucky you Cookie. I certainly enjoyed the Sydney show.
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Post by: mcmich on July 13, 2012, 02:18:38 am
I'm having a 10 minute break and doing a sudoku puzzle before I tackle some more cleaning out.
I'm getting much better at them now. I'm up to puzzle No 58 and even had to sharpen my pencil.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 13, 2012, 02:21:09 am
Warning Michele, Sudoku is very addictive, I play in on my ipad now too.
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Post by: astarra on July 13, 2012, 02:56:51 am
Have you printed off Uni's hardest sudoku ever ang tried it yet...????? It is hard... :-\
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Post by: mcmich on July 13, 2012, 03:07:42 am
No, I've only just started doing them and have a book for beginners. I have done a few in the paper and find them quite difficult.

Just as well I don't have an ipad.
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Post by: Thermolicious on July 13, 2012, 03:18:24 am
Amy – huge congrats re: beep test result!  I need to get cracking on my fitness as the beep test is part of the criteria for a job I will be applying for shortly. Any tips on training?

Astarra – have fun with your mum!  Mums are the best :)

Cookie – I am jealous!  Make sure you report back and enjoy.

My day today = working until about 5 then heading home, grabbing the quilt and crashing on the lounge for a sci-fi movie marathon complete with home-made pizza and hot chocolate :)
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Post by: obbie on July 13, 2012, 03:35:37 am
Can't wait to get home to start the weekend cooking.....
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Post by: Thermolicious on July 13, 2012, 03:43:06 am
What are the cooking plans obbie?  Also am I insane for dreaming about thermo hot choc while I am at work?  ;D  Even the hot choc from the cafe just isn't the same!
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Post by: obbie on July 13, 2012, 04:13:55 am
Thermlicious, every weekend I do a big cook up.

meals, cakes, biccies, slices, as much as I can.. :)
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Post by: keiramax on July 13, 2012, 05:26:03 am
It's been a day of complaining.

One to Telstra  - we have the phone exchange on our property accessed from a different road.  They fail to tell the poor cleaning people how to get to it.  The man showed up yesterday at our house, drove in the gate panicked, drove onto the grass to turn around and got his car bogged.  It's not that hard to put a note on the service request with the correct address is it???  I don't know how he got is car out, because I was leaving the house when it happened running late for an appointment.  Now I'm left to clean up the muddy mess he left.

Two to our local council, one regarding public play equipment that is falling apart which they are meant to look after.  The safety rails are coming loose and the wood is all splitting leaving sharp bits etc  The other about the drainage on the fire access track which our driveway comes off.  The mud is now ankle deep.

But I feel cleansed now that I've gotten it off my chest.  I'm in the system now so will see what happens.

The rest of today is about catching up on housework, it's been a busy week out and about so nice to be home in my trackies and fluffy slippers.  I think the kids needed a day at home too, as they have both been asleep for hours.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 13, 2012, 05:26:23 am
Amy – huge congrats re: beep test result!  I need to get cracking on my fitness as the beep test is part of the criteria for a job I will be applying for shortly. Any tips on training?

Thanks Thermolicious! ;D What job are you applying for?
I might be able to give you a few tips. What sort of exercise are you doing at the moment?
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Post by: astarra on July 13, 2012, 05:28:46 am
...Waiting...Waiting...the plane has been delayed yet AGAIN....  >:( 
Can't do too much about it tho.  :)
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Post by: Thermolicious on July 13, 2012, 05:29:45 am
Amy - WAPOL but it won't be until I get my fitness amped up  ;D  I am seriously unfit so starting by doing interval training on the treadmill and working my way up to a crossfit session or two!  I need to get 6.1 to pass but my aim is to 10.1 which is pass for a young man.  I want to be as prepared for the academy as humanely possible.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 13, 2012, 05:33:46 am
Western Australian Police.... something? :-)) ;D

Interval training is excellent, I do a lot of that and it really gets your fitness up quickly. Try doing it on other machines as well as the treadmill if you can. Do you have access to crosstrainers or stepping machines? Are you doing any resistance training?
So I could qualify for WAPOL with my beep test score? ;D
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Post by: Halex on July 13, 2012, 05:38:47 am
Oh i hate the beep test runs >:(

I interval train from time to time :)
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Post by: Thermolicious on July 13, 2012, 05:39:40 am
Amy - Lol you would excel with that beep test result.  Do it!  :P

Ta for the tips - unfortunatley I only have access to the treadmill at the mo.  I am also doing weights.  I do have a bicycle - utterly uncoordinated but it might be good for something different, especially with the hills where I live.  I will carry on with this bl**dy interval training and might attempt a beep test in a couple of weeks time to see how far I have to go.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 13, 2012, 05:43:56 am
Good luck Thermolicious ;)

Since I'm studying personal training I wish you lived near me so I could practice on you ;D
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Post by: Thermolicious on July 13, 2012, 05:45:27 am
Bugger - that would have been perfect!  How are you finding the studying?  Sounds like it would be v interesting.
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Post by: obbie on July 13, 2012, 05:52:38 am
studdy.... good  on you Amy. :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 13, 2012, 06:04:15 am
Thanks Robyn :)

Bugger - that would have been perfect!  How are you finding the studying?  Sounds like it would be v interesting.

I know! You would be a great a experiment! ;D
I'm fascinated by the human body, and since I've become so health conscious and addicted to excerise I'm absolutely loving leaning about this stuff. Unfortunately the structure and delivery of my course isn't very good though, so I'm needing to do a lot of extra research of my own to make sure I understand all the concepts correctly. The course doesn't offer much support :-\
I also just enrolled in a Nutrition course the other day, so I'm excited for that too. I love health, it is very important ;)
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Post by: obbie on July 13, 2012, 06:07:31 am
Amy wait till you study anatomy  and Muscles, cells and all that..
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 13, 2012, 06:23:48 am
Levels of Structural Organisation: Chemical, Cellular, Tissue, Organ, System, Organism :)
Muscles of the arm: coracobrachialis, triceps brachii (long, medial and lateral heads), biceps brachii, brachialis, pronator teres, brachioradialis, extensor carpis, flexor digitorum superficialis, palmaris longus, flexor carpi...  ;D

They the sort of things you mean Robyn? ;D
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Post by: Wonder on July 13, 2012, 06:28:55 am
Well done on that beep test Amy, I hear the AFL guys can get up to 15!  i had my first ever test a few weeks ago and got 6.2 which I was pretty happy with, I've always been a slow jogger and never thought I could get any faster but have been doing interval training on the treadmill for a few weeks to try and get my 10km fun run pace up to my sisters marathon pace for the Melbourne marathon later in the year. It's amazing how much faster you can go when you really push and have a goal in mind.

Thermolicious, good luck with your training, keep posting your progress towards that 10.1.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 13, 2012, 06:36:01 am
Well done on that beep test Amy, I hear the AFL guys can get up to 15!  i had my first ever test a few weeks ago and got 6.2 which I was pretty happy with, I've always been a slow jogger and never thought I could get any faster but have been doing interval training on the treadmill for a few weeks to try and get my 10km fun run pace up to my sisters marathon pace for the Melbourne marathon later in the year. It's amazing how much faster you can go when you really push and have a goal in mind.

Thanks Wonder :D The highest score in class last night was 11.4, and that was a really fit guy who reminds me of an AFL footballer! :-))
Well done to you to though, it sounds like you're doing really well. Having goals definitely helps, because it makes you try that little bit harder ;)
My PT has been talking about getting me competing in traithlons when I get my bike skills up :o
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Post by: obbie on July 13, 2012, 06:41:52 am
Yes Amy, thats the stuff :)

Glad I finished study....
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 13, 2012, 06:46:57 am
Its brain-draining isn't it? But its fun to know :D
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Post by: Wonder on July 13, 2012, 06:49:20 am
I'm sure you would love the competing Amy. Google the beep test and AFL draft eligible players are expected to reach 15 and the highest has been 16.01, so you are getting right up there, according to google you would also qualify for the Army (7.5), Navy (6.1), airforce (6.5), Fire Brigade (9.6) and Police (women 6-7, men 9-10).
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 13, 2012, 06:53:51 am
Wow :o
Thats really amazing Wonder, thanks for looking that up and telling me :D I can't imagine myself getting to 15 though, it is a hard test :-))

I would love to compete in a traithlon, but I'm a very nervous person :-))
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Post by: cookie1 on July 13, 2012, 09:40:31 am
After reading about all you wonderful people and your beep tests I am a little scared to write about my day, but I will anyway.

Had a fantastic time at the Good Food and Wine Show. I've just got home (4.35) I tasted everything I could and had a few sips of wine. Later in the day you can't get near the wine places for all the winos :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ Today mainly young ladies who had had more than enough.
I saw Adriano Zumbo's show and loved it. Now I need the recipes for the things he made. I ended up buying his book and getting it signed and had my photo taken with him.
I also bought an Ainsley Harriot book for DD and had a cuddly photo with him, he is gorgeous. Didn't like him much before.
I bought some Maggie Beer stuff and heap so of cheese. One has chili and olives in it. My lunch was a healthy yoghurt, a Maggie Beer icecream and all the tastings I had. A lovely day.
I called at the TMX stand and watched for a while, until
 a lovely lady came up and spoke to me. I asked if they had any of the Devil books so I could see but she said they didn't, which was a little disappointing.
Now I have to cook dinner for the workers.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 13, 2012, 09:52:05 am
What. Lovely day. Just my sort.

Gert
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Post by: Halex on July 13, 2012, 09:56:36 am
Cookie, what a lovely day ;D

So jealous, love Ainsley.....

So what else did you buy?

I just got my car back, $0 yay, happy dance.

 :)
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Post by: kt2 on July 13, 2012, 10:09:06 am
Sounds like you had a wonderful day Cookie!  ;D
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Post by: mcmich on July 13, 2012, 10:20:49 am
Great day Cookie.
I met Ainsley about 4 years ago at the Sydney show. I hope his macadamia and white chocolate muffins are in the book, they are fantastic. Even better is his rendition of the muffin man.
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Post by: judydawn on July 13, 2012, 11:26:20 am
Your day sounded great Cookie - I understood what you did but the girls and their beep tests, lost me there  :D :D :D :D
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 13, 2012, 11:34:39 am
Cookie, sounds like you had a great day! Much more fun that a beep test :-))

Your day sounded great Cookie - I understood what you did but the girls and their beep tests, lost me there  :D :D :D :D

 ;D Sorry Judy, I get carried away sometimes :-))
The beep test is a running test. You have to run backwards and forwards between two markers and get to the marker before the beep. As you go up through the levels, the beeps get closer together so you have to run faster ;)
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Post by: judydawn on July 13, 2012, 11:39:19 am
Please don't suggest we do a beep test on the retreat Amy - I am looking forward to a very unhealthy weekend  ;) ;D
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 13, 2012, 11:42:35 am
LOL Judy, I wouldn't do that to you ;D
They're not the pinnacle of excitement anyway :-))
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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 13, 2012, 11:08:21 pm
Cookie what a lovely day you had. I'm so jealous. Love Ainsley. Next year I must go to the Sydney show.
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Post by: Halex on July 14, 2012, 12:29:34 am
JD the beep test is a killer, I trained to do it 10 years ago, never again, well not at 50!!! It starts off easy, but you really need to train so you know the speed & strides befre the next beep, it is no fun if you hate running like me.

 :)
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Post by: obbie on July 14, 2012, 12:32:49 am
Cookie sounds like a lovely day... :)
Amy we will leave the beep test for you.. :)  younger ones...
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 14, 2012, 12:36:10 am
JD the beep test is a killer, I trained to do it 10 years ago, never again, well not at 50!!! It starts off easy, but you really need to train so you know the speed & strides befre the next beep, it is no fun if you hate running like me.

 :)


I completely agree Hally, its a horrible test! When I finished at level 10.1 I felt like I was going to throw up :-X
At least you got training for it, we were just told that we were going to do it that night. Some of the poor students didn't even know what it was :o

Amy we will leave the beep test for you.. :)  younger ones...

Thanks Robyn :-)) The oldest guy in the class got the higest score though LOL :o Very embarrassing for us younger ones.
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Post by: thermo18 on July 14, 2012, 12:36:29 am
Cookie glad you had a great time, I am going today so getting excited as never been before, DH is coming up with me but he is going shopping in the city and will meet up at the Good Foods in the afternoon (think he want to check out the reds) lol
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 14, 2012, 07:37:26 am
I went to a class for 2 hours this morning :-))
Then went to the health food shop and got mum some natural hair dye because her hair is growing back with more greys than before :(
Went to spotlight and got some secret things which are secret because they will be used to make the items for my goodie bag contribution for the weekend retreat ;)
Now mum and I are cooking a feast of curry and bolognese for nana :)
I tried to slice two of my fingers off, which hurt a lot so I won't do it again :( But I said that Wednesday when I tried to cut one finger off :-))

Good day so far. Might go for a swim when the curry and bolognese have finished cooking :)
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Post by: jakodai on July 14, 2012, 07:42:48 am
I did the beep test in high school and from memory I think I did OK, but I didn't really enjoy it. I personally like running, but I don't enjoy it because firstly my fitness now is SHOCKING, and secondly I'm a little 'top heavy' so running has never been all that comfortable. It's actually quite painful. Hopefully as I lose weight that will change. Or maybe I can actually find a sports bra that works.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 14, 2012, 07:48:37 am
I never used to be a runner either Amanda. I hated it. I used to be very top heavy, but I persisted with exercising and I've dropped 4 cup sizes :o
No more black eyes and bruised knees for me ;)

A good sports bra is crucial though. I love my triumphs :D
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Post by: jakodai on July 14, 2012, 07:52:01 am
I did get a good one, and it worked well - not enough for running though. It doesn't fit me anymore...
:-S

I'm going to lose some weight first using food-management and walking, etc, then start trying more intense exercising. I can't wait until DS is old/big enough to ride a bike on his own. There's a coupe of the Melbourne City bike stations near my place, and some great bike paths. DS is staying at his Dad's place next week-end, so I might go for a bit of a ride. And once the weather warms up, and its daylight for a bit longer, I can go for ride's when DS's dad comes over. I love riding. You don't really feel like you're exercising.
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Post by: Halex on July 14, 2012, 07:53:19 am
Ho Ho Ho

Just put up the christmas tree ;D
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Post by: dede on July 14, 2012, 08:00:59 am
Cooking, cooking and more cooking for me today. Thank goodness for my trusty TM by my side :)
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Post by: deedub on July 14, 2012, 09:06:29 am
Today we drove from Adelaide to Melbourne following a hectic week of catching up with relatives, meeting the Fella's relatives for the first time (think I passed), seeing the pandas & so on. Couldn't resist switching thermie on as soon as I got home, just to see him say hello!
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Post by: snappy on July 14, 2012, 11:06:14 am
Or maybe I can actually find a sports bra that works.

I normally wear two sports bras when i do high impact exercise (as infrequently as possible). 
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Post by: jakodai on July 14, 2012, 11:12:37 am
Same - I had a sports bra with all the support and underwire, then a tight material one over the top of it. It was the most support I'd gotten, but my knees still wouldn't have handled running - I need to lose more weight for running.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 14, 2012, 11:24:55 am
Or maybe I can actually find a sports bra that works.

I normally wear two sports bras when i do high impact exercise (as infrequently as possible). 

Wow, really snappy? Isn't that uncomfortable?
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Post by: snappy on July 14, 2012, 11:46:47 am
Its actually very comfortable!  Saves the boobs being bounced around!  ;D
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 14, 2012, 11:52:57 am
LOL fair enough! ;D

I went for a swim today so didn't need a sports bra for that ;)
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Post by: jakodai on July 14, 2012, 12:01:35 pm
You don't mind the discomfort of wearing two bras when you have the comfort of no movement... Lol
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Post by: judydawn on July 14, 2012, 02:00:01 pm
I don't like wearing 1 bra let alone 2  ???
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 14, 2012, 02:03:19 pm
LOL Judy should I be worried for the retreat weekend? :o

I'd like to know why they say a "pair of knickers" but not a "pair of bras". Can anyone explain that to me?

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Post by: judydawn on July 14, 2012, 02:10:09 pm
This (http://askville.amazon.com/call-pair-pants-bra/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=42177381) might help you figure it out Amy.
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Post by: jakodai on July 14, 2012, 03:05:44 pm
This (http://askville.amazon.com/call-pair-pants-bra/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=42177381) might help you figure it out Amy.

They'd be cold in winter!
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 14, 2012, 03:26:04 pm
Drove from Newman to Perth today. 13 hours straight through just stopping for fuel. My sister and BiL got a good idea of how vast Western Australia is.  We also got a learned what happens when 2 really wide loads meet each other on a narrow stretch of road. A south bound mine haulpak met a north bound mining haulpak just north of Delwalinu. We all parked on the side of the road and watched the show.
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Post by: Droverjess on July 14, 2012, 10:18:35 pm
And I thought driving almost the length of England today was long enough!
Seems it was nothing at all!
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 15, 2012, 12:13:11 am
This (http://askville.amazon.com/call-pair-pants-bra/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=42177381) might help you figure it out Amy.

Thanks Judy, it makes much more sense now! ;D ;D
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Post by: EmeraldSue on July 15, 2012, 04:51:46 am
Well I've got got back from the market with my friend. We've bought 10 kg of green tomatoes for $5, 5 kg of second grade red capsicum for $3' and 4 bags of onions for $5.40. Looks like we'll be making chutney/relish/ sauce today. I'm just looking up some recipes......
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Post by: Halex on July 15, 2012, 04:53:52 am
EB has gone home for a few days.

We are out to lunch, just the 3 of us, will be nice as a family :)
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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 15, 2012, 05:25:32 am
Just made bimby Choc cake and ilb vanilla frosting with added cocoa. Just piped frosting for the first time. Definately need more practice :)
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Post by: obbie on July 15, 2012, 06:06:18 am
cooking, its sunday..... :)
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Post by: cera on July 15, 2012, 06:22:02 am
We got rugged up and headed down to the beach with the kids, was lots of fun! I have spent the afternoon ignoring my washing pile to fold and snuggled under blankets and watched George of the jungle with the kids.  They love that movie lots of giggles :)
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Post by: deedub on July 15, 2012, 06:46:39 am
So far I've been unpacking, washing, grocery shopping, cooking, took kids & dog to the park, more cooking. Now just taking a short break before I get into folding the washing & more cooking.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: obbie on July 15, 2012, 07:13:24 am
sleep in, its Sunday, cooked breakfast, went grocery shopping, popped into work for 10 minutes, came home.

fold clothes ect, went back to shop for camera, came home at 1pm, started cooking.....
still cooking, dinner for 7 tonight....
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Post by: dede on July 15, 2012, 07:21:52 am
Well I can now officially say that yesterday I cooked heaps and heaps of food for my sisters surprise baby shower today. I couldn't say too much as she does visit the forum regularly and didn't want to give it away. She had no idea and cried when she realized what we were doing. Was great :)
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Post by: mcmich on July 15, 2012, 07:57:08 am
What a lovely sister you are. Your sister was obviously touched by it all.

What did you make for the baby shower and what gifts did she receive?

I've been asked to organise a shower for one of the young nurses on my ward and have been helped by some threads for Christmas in July etc but would like to know what you cooked dede?

Luckily, some of the other girls are decorating one of the conference rooms, that's not really my forte`.
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Post by: astarra on July 15, 2012, 08:07:42 am
That is nice dede...obviously all is going well for your sister.  :D
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Post by: dede on July 15, 2012, 08:44:29 am
We had mini pizzas, sausage rolls, lamingtons, dip, muffins, savory toast, bimby cake, sponge cake, fruit platter, mini meatballs, jelly slice (can't think what else) we had heaps of food.
My sister got lots of girls clothes, blankets, booties, hats, towels etc and one lady who makes modern cloth Nappies made 4 very cute new born Nappies.
My sister has a little boy now so mainly needed girls clothes.
She is now 25 weeks pregnant and all is going really well so far. We decided to have her baby shower earlier than normal incase bub was born early like her little DS.
Was great to see her completely surprised and didn't pick up on anything that we were planning. :)
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Post by: Halex on July 15, 2012, 09:08:55 am
We went  out for lunch at Hippo Creek, subiaco.

Its in the entertainment book, food fantastic, thoroughly recommend  it.

My only disappointment was they scratched our card. Bill $150, we Had $22 discount so we paid $128.

Spoke to manager & explained if card was not scratched we would visit many  times, but he wasnt interested, restaurant always busy, he said. Busy today, sunday, footie on at subi, staff member told me no footy no customers. Owners South African, maybe stubborn.

Whereas Salt on the Beach, Freo & Char Char  Bull never scratch & we eat there regularly.

Oh yes forgot to add, they have a TM in their kitchen. Told them about forum.



H :)




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Post by: Delightful Den on July 15, 2012, 09:55:52 am
Hanging around the house doing a few over due chores while planning the coming week.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 15, 2012, 10:52:45 am
Mandi, what a nice sister you are! It sounds like the baby shower was great :D

Hally, I'm glad you enjoyed your lunch out :) Interesting that the restraunt have a TM, I wouldn't have thought many commercial kitchens would have them.

We just got back from visiting nana and grandpa. We went to their house first to drop off nana's basket of goodies and I picked some oranges from grandpa's tree to bring home :) Nana told us while we were there that grandpa's sister has just had a massive brain tumour removed but the surgeons missed some of it and it is a very aggressive form :'( Nana hasn't told grandpa, we don't know if she will or not :-[
Then we went to the hospital, and when we went into grandpa's room he was asleep. We woke him up and had a bit of a chat, but he was a bit confused. We had to convince him that it was afternoon, not morning. He thought we had driven up to see him in the dark, and that he would be getting breakfast soon. He asked us if we had come to see him because we couldn't sleep. Then mum told him that nana would come around later, and he asked if she couldn't sleep either. He asked what day it was, and when we told him he said it was still yesterday ???
But it was good to see him, and just hold his hand like I always do. I like holding his hands, they are very tough and strong :)
Someone has messed his medication around somewhere though, and now they have to sort it out. Silly people, they should be more careful with my grandpa >:(
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Post by: judydawn on July 15, 2012, 10:55:58 am
I've been wondering how Grandpa has been going Amy, now I know.  I get that confusion from my DH sometimes and he is only 63.
Looks like Nana will be eating very well over the next week or so.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 15, 2012, 10:59:50 am
Thanks for being so caring Judy :-* Nana really liked the look of the pudding, I will have to post on the thread so chookie knows how much it was appreciated :D I hope grandpa can go home so he can have some, or maybe nana would be allowed to take some into the hospital for him.
I hope your DH is okay :)
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Post by: Katiej on July 15, 2012, 11:12:42 am
What a great surprise for your sister Mandi :)
Sounds like she was over the moon that you went to all that effort.

Amy you are wonderful looking after your Grandpa, Nana and Mum so well.  They are blessed to have you  :)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: dede on July 15, 2012, 11:21:16 am
I would do anything for my sister. She has been to hell and back trying to have a baby. I even looked after her 2 step sons for 5 weeks cause she was flown to Adelaide incase the baby was born. Was such a scary time. We sent her a care package with a video of all of us saying little messages and a whole heap of special gifts for her. Was a long 5 weeks. She was sent back to Tassie when she hit 30 weeks and within 2 days her DS was born. In the time she was in hospital we even moved houses for her, I had to enroll the step boys onto a new school and organize uniforms etc. but I would do it all over again If I knew it would help :D
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 15, 2012, 11:36:35 am
I did the beep test in high school and from memory I think I did OK, but I didn't really enjoy it. I personally like running, but I don't enjoy it because firstly my fitness now is SHOCKING, and secondly I'm a little 'top heavy' so running has never been all that comfortable. It's actually quite painful. Hopefully as I lose weight that will change. Or maybe I can actually find a sports bra that works.

Not an expert on the subject of sports bra but I have heard these (http://therunningcentre.com.au/worlds-best-selling-bras-now-in/) are supposed to be really good.
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 15, 2012, 11:43:13 am
Got up and ran 16km this morning. A great way to start the day. Also very therapeutic. I needed some time to myself afer spending 13 hours in the car yesterday. 

Tonight I took sister an BiL out for a drive to see kangaroos. So far we have driven from Perth at night. Driven from Newman to Narrogin and just did a dusk drive out around the edge of town looking for Roos but have not seen one.  I told them that they are really a myth.
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Post by: fundj&e on July 15, 2012, 12:01:08 pm
We went  out for lunch at Hippo Creek, subiaco.

Its in the entertainment book, food fantastic, thoroughly recommend  it.

My only disappointment was they scratched our card. Bill $150, we Had $22 discount so we paid $128.

Spoke to manager & explained if card was not scratched we would visit many  times, but he wasnt interested, restaurant always busy, he said. Busy today, sunday, footie on at subi, staff member told me no footy no customers. Owners South African, maybe stubborn.

Whereas Salt on the Beach, Freo & Char Char  Bull never scratch & we eat there regularly.

Oh yes forgot to add, they have a TM in their kitchen. Told them about forum.



H :)

i allways offer the  discount voucher back to the customer, bums on seats are a good thing for any restaurant





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Post by: nazar on July 15, 2012, 01:11:56 pm
 thats a good thing to do fundj
keeps the customer happy  and free coffee works well too
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Post by: Droverjess on July 15, 2012, 03:50:05 pm
Back after trips to 2 towns to get DD suit for interview Thursday and next Monday.
No luck. Left at 10, back at 3.15 after supermarket trip as well.

Suit now ordered online from john Lewis to be delivered to local Waitrose tomorrow. Let's hope it fits. Nearest john Lewis 50 miles away.

Am rather tired and now enjoying a cup of rooibush tea. Still got the bug but am better than I was.

Trying to start a healthy eating plan as we all have a few extra pounds to lose.
This is new for me as I've got to 53 without ever having to worry what I eat. Bit of a shock in fact.

Just had seeded porridge and one cookie to tide me over til supper. Had some salad, no dressing as a snack when out.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 15, 2012, 05:24:52 pm
Evening DJ. ;D
Just walked the dog this morning and afternoon and gave him a much needed brush and comb.The rest of the day consisted of household chores :P Did have a good chat to my brother on the phone and caught up with his family news. :)
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Post by: Droverjess on July 15, 2012, 07:50:49 pm
Hello CC, morning Australia.
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Post by: jakodai on July 15, 2012, 10:42:00 pm
I've been asked to organise a shower for one of the young nurses on my ward and have been helped by some threads for Christmas in July etc but would like to know what you cooked dede?

Tenina did some great food for her daughter's baby shower a little while ago if you check out her Facebook page.
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Post by: mcmich on July 15, 2012, 11:02:57 pm

Tenina did some great food for her daughter's baby shower a little while ago if you check out her Facebook page.

Thanks, but I'm not on facebook.
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Post by: dede on July 15, 2012, 11:05:16 pm
Here I go again :(

(http://img.tapatalk.com/7cb10bde-3ebd-7c04.jpg)
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Post by: Halex on July 15, 2012, 11:06:26 pm
Uni, I agree, bums on seats. He told us the $22 was his cream. We thought that really odd$128 for 2 adults, 1 child, surely there is profit there ???

H :)
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Post by: mcmich on July 15, 2012, 11:12:57 pm
Dede, you need to get the colour of the uniform changed. Black shorts with a coloured stripe down the sides.
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Post by: Halex on July 15, 2012, 11:13:56 pm
My ds has dark green shorts, much better :)
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Post by: dede on July 15, 2012, 11:59:12 pm
Yes I agree. Don't like these white shorts. Oh well I have a week to get them clean again :D
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 16, 2012, 12:05:19 am
 :o :o :o

Mandi, those shorts are impressively grotty. Has your DS won an award for that? :-))
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Post by: obbie on July 16, 2012, 12:17:30 am
Mandi have fun washing those shorts.
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Post by: Halex on July 16, 2012, 01:01:53 am
So lazy, just finished coffee & toast in bed!! Its 8am, & I must get a wiggle on.

School holidays make you lazy.

H
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Post by: dede on July 16, 2012, 01:22:37 am
:o :o :o

Mandi, those shorts are impressively grotty. Has your DS won an award for that? :-))

He should I think, but I guess all the other players shorts would be the same. Glad I don't have to wash everyone's shorts like some teams that have a roster and each player has a turn at taking all the uniforms home to have (their mums) wash :o
He did get best on ground that day :D
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Post by: judydawn on July 16, 2012, 01:34:10 am
Good luck with the shorts Mandi.  At least it shows that your DS throws himself into the game and doesn't stand back and wait for the ball to come to him.  Glad it's you and not me having to clean them though and as for one Mum doing the whole lot - yikes, you would spend all week on that chore. 
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 16, 2012, 05:14:13 am
:o :o :o

Mandi, those shorts are impressively grotty. Has your DS won an award for that? :-))

He should I think, but I guess all the other players shorts would be the same. Glad I don't have to wash everyone's shorts like some teams that have a roster and each player has a turn at taking all the uniforms home to have (their mums) wash :o
He did get best on ground that day :D

I don't understand how they can get them that dirty. I didn't think football involved mud-wrestling as well :-))
DS must be a good player if he got best on ground! :D
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 16, 2012, 05:52:09 am
:o :o :o

Mandi, those shorts are impressively grotty. Has your DS won an award for that? :-))

He should I think, but I guess all the other players shorts would be the same. Glad I don't have to wash everyone's shorts like some teams that have a roster and each player has a turn at taking all the uniforms home to have (their mums) wash :o
He did get best on ground that day :D

Are you telling me they expect one of the mothers to wash ALL their uniforms????.  That is ridiculous.  I would be taking up a collection for a washing machine in the club house so the men and boys can wash their own. 

Gert
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Post by: mcmich on July 16, 2012, 05:58:41 am
I think it's just the shirts that are on a roster basis. Although it's a long time since I've had to wash kids footy jumpers.
You are right though Gert. Get a washing machine and let them learn to look after their own gear.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 16, 2012, 06:12:42 am
I think it's just the shirts that are on a roster basis. Although it's a long time since I've had to wash kids footy jumpers.
You are right though Gert. Get a washing machine and let them learn to look after their own gear.

Honestly I am gobsmacked. I do not think I know one person who would do that even on a roster.

Gert
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Post by: jakodai on July 16, 2012, 06:25:18 am
Thanks, but I'm not on facebook.
If you PM me your email address I'll send you some pictures.
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Post by: mcmich on July 16, 2012, 06:35:24 am
Thanx Jakodai. Sending it now.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 16, 2012, 06:37:41 am
Spent over three hours at my personal trainer's studio this morning :D Lots of fun, learning and exercising.
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Post by: faffa_70 on July 16, 2012, 06:46:34 am
I think it's just the shirts that are on a roster basis. Although it's a long time since I've had to wash kids footy jumpers.
You are right though Gert. Get a washing machine and let them learn to look after their own gear.

Honestly I am gobsmacked. I do not think I know one person who would do that even on a roster.

Gert

Been there and have done it for many many years for my three older boys and their soccer teams. This is the first year in 15 years that none of them have played so enjoying the break :D  the shirts get worse as they boys get older and you start getting that yucky sweaty teen boy mixed in with it!!!
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 16, 2012, 01:04:50 pm
Nana just called us and gave an update on grandpa. Apparently the nurses had to give him an insulin shot today because his blood sugar was 27 :o :o :o
How on Earth did that happen? ???
They are going to keep him in hospital until they can get his medication and everything under control. But the longer he stays in bed the weaker he is getting :(

Oh poor grandpa, I love you and want you to get better...
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Post by: cookie1 on July 16, 2012, 01:10:20 pm
Amy do make sure you tell him that.  I believe that high sugar levels can make people confused a bit so perhaps your Grandad had it when you visited him.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 16, 2012, 01:16:19 pm
I do tell him cookie, and he always says "it's a two-way street you know" :)

I think you're right, it was probably high yesterday when we visited. I don't think blood sugar can go that high very quickly, can it? Especially since he would only have been eating hospital food which is usually balanced for people with diabetes.
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 16, 2012, 02:41:35 pm
Got up early and swam 2kms. Felt good after a week off.

This afternoon I took my sister and BiL for a bush walk and drive. We finally managed to see some kangaroos.

I hope your Grandad gets better soon Amy. 
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 16, 2012, 08:09:23 pm
Walked the dog then went to my Pilates class. Then did my weekly shop on the way home.Bumped into a old neighbour of mine whilst shopping.Great to see her,I couldn't believe that her eldest DD is at University :o Walked the dog again this afternoon.Hey!! guess what? it's rained all day :P :P Where I live we have only had thirteen days of sunshine since April. :P :P
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Post by: Droverjess on July 16, 2012, 09:21:04 pm
I know CC The rain is all getting us down.

Spent the day on a horticultural study day.
Got very wet and cold in the afternoon, but learnt a lot so worth it.
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Post by: dede on July 16, 2012, 09:22:56 pm
Raining here again today too. Go away rain :(
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Post by: obbie on July 16, 2012, 09:39:50 pm
sunshine here, well the sun is coming up. Going to work to relax, catch up with friends today for coffee. i love it how they drop in..
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: deedub on July 17, 2012, 03:52:17 am
Kids back at school & I've got the day off! Sun is shining so walked the dog, got sheets on the line, have done some cooking & now I SHOULD be doing housework.... Off to kids' swimming lessons later today.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: obbie on July 17, 2012, 03:53:57 am
SHOULD is a word that we need to loose.

 go have some fun instead.... ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on July 17, 2012, 06:41:57 am
Have fun, believe me the housework waits for you. :-\
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 17, 2012, 06:54:18 am
I spoke to a complete wet blanket from the institute that my personal training course is running out of. He sounded like he'd just graduated from primary school! And he was sucking on a lolly the whole time I was trying to talk to him about an assignment I needed help with >:(
What a knobbit!

So I vented my anger at a 2 1/2 hour personal training session with my awesome personal trainer who is fantastic :)

Now having lunch, study, and bagging stuff for the 40 bag challenge ;)
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Post by: obbie on July 17, 2012, 06:57:21 am
Amazing Amy, and he is supposed to help you...
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Post by: mcmich on July 17, 2012, 06:59:36 am
As women and mothers we put way too much pressure on ourselves.
Work, house keeping, gourmet meals, catwalk worthy figures.
Wonder why we are exhausted?
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: deedub on July 17, 2012, 07:11:52 am
I really need to get a cleaner. Used to have one a few years ago but she was a bit hopeless. I remember the mad rush trying to tidy the house the night before so she could find surfaces to clean LOL. I think I need to declutter before I get another one.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 17, 2012, 07:13:52 am
Amazing Amy, and he is supposed to help you...

I know! I think I'll need to make a complaint. The student support isn't good enough :(
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 17, 2012, 07:30:02 am
I really need to get a cleaner. Used to have one a few years ago but she was a bit hopeless. I remember the mad rush trying to tidy the house the night before so she could find surfaces to clean LOL. I think I need to declutter before I get another one.

My cleaner comes from Absolute Domestics  which  is a franchise and she is Absolute magic. I am very lucky.

Believe me it is  money well spent. I fully deserve it.

Gert
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: obbie on July 17, 2012, 07:36:18 am
I had this lady before, then she couldn't come and I did it all again.
Then one day she came in and said do you want me back, I said Yes so fast... :D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Frozzie on July 17, 2012, 08:20:41 am
Love my cleaning lady.. Will be so sad when we move !

So hard to find a good one... So many dont clean well or they break things or ey are so slow...

We got ours when i was pregnant with dd as i didnt have the best pregnancy and dh saw i needed alot of help as inwas struggling and she never left.. Didnt help that dd never had more than a few hours sleep until she was 9 mths then after that couldnt let her go 😁
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 17, 2012, 08:23:34 am
If any of you ladies lived near me I would love to clean for you :)
But Queenlsand is quite a long way....
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Post by: mcmich on July 17, 2012, 08:26:43 am
Ooohhh, that's right, you are a cleaner Amy. Wish you lived near me. Would hire you in a heartbeat.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 17, 2012, 08:30:37 am
Amy a good cleaner who takes pride in her work can make good money. More than waitressing but you would have to love it. My cleaner does more than I ever ask. In fact I have never asked her to do anything. No need. There  are things she loves to do and others not so much but I don't care


Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 17, 2012, 08:36:07 am
Gert, I love doing anything for people I love :D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: dede on July 17, 2012, 08:42:13 am
I don't think I could have a cleaner as I would have to go through the house cleaning everything before she come so she wouldn't think I was dirty :D
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Post by: mcmich on July 17, 2012, 08:53:13 am
 )
I don't think I could have a cleaner as I would have to go through the house cleaning everything before she come so she wouldn't think I was dirty :D

 :-)) :-))
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: astarra on July 17, 2012, 10:24:14 am
I don't think I could have a cleaner as I would have to go through the house cleaning everything before she come so she wouldn't think I was dirty :D

Ditto - tho I was too scared to write it!!!  :-\
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Post by: dede on July 17, 2012, 10:28:57 am
Lol. Well just being honest :D
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 17, 2012, 10:40:34 am
I feel terrible right now :(

My mum just reminded me that it was nana and grandpa's 64th wedding anniversary today. With grandpa being in hospital, nana would have spent it alone.
But not only was it their anniversary, but it was 6 years ago today that they got a phone call saying that their youngest son had had a massive stroke and was on life support on Royal Perth Hospital.

I wish mum had reminded me earlier. I would have gone up and stayed with them :(
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: nazar on July 17, 2012, 10:42:18 am
 l had a lovely  surprise in the mail today  as l had totally forgot about ordering it

my second bowl came today  and l was glad that the varoma part did not come with it as l have no where to store it (as  l was not shore if it came  as a package deal or not ) and was also glad that no stupid black spatula came with it too
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Post by: astarra on July 17, 2012, 10:43:57 am
Oh Amy, don't be too hard on yourself, we all forget things sometimes. I feel for you tho, it is not easy when you realise/find out something like that.  :( . I'm sure they won't hold it against you.  :)
How is your G'pa?
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 17, 2012, 11:09:22 am
Thanks Astarra :)
Mum just spoke to nana on the phone. She has told grandpa about his sister's brain tumour. Its hard to know how he feels about it because he doesn't really display his emotions, but I know it will be hard on him. One of his brothers died of the same thing :(
But on the positive side, he was very happy because a "nice lady" (;)) took him for a walk up the hospital corridor and he said it made him feel good :D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Delightful Den on July 17, 2012, 02:34:54 pm
Went to the gym today after taking a week off. My glutes are feeling quite sore now and I think the rest of me will be sore tomorrow. 

I wnet for a run with DD this afternoon. It was the first time that we have ever run together. It was fun.
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Post by: Droverjess on July 17, 2012, 03:04:06 pm
Baked bread, tidied, cleaned, washed loads of bedding and towels (6 loads) as we finally have a dry day to hang washing out. About to start ironing again. Made a stew, moved the pony around on his bare grazing, after 3 hours in a better paddock.

On the cleaning front a good cleaner is worth their weigh in gold, well had a cleaner once and the house just got dirtier..... And we were paying her a lot per hour. She never moved the bins, emptied rubbish or did skirting boards. Not sure quite what happened. Anyway my work was cut to almost nothing so I was able truthfully to say, sorry I've got no work, so I cant afford help. And then set about cleaning up after her. Madness!
When I do a room I do it thoroughly. DH can be a clean freak so hardwork at times.

Have also tied a few things back in the garden today and put out more slug pellets. The slugs were obviously partying last week on the new plants and some things are now looking a bit sad!
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 17, 2012, 03:14:39 pm
Have also tied a few things back in the garden today and put out more slug pellets. The slugs were obviously partying last week on the new plants and some things are now looking a bit sad!
Slugs and snails are the only things that's enjoying this rainy weather DJ. :D :D There are massive ones trailing through our garden and they seem to be able to crawl under our backdoor,although we don't know how :o :o Awful things make me shudder :P :P
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Post by: Droverjess on July 17, 2012, 03:16:18 pm
Agree. Hate the feel of them when picked up accidentally.... And me a farm girl! LOL.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 17, 2012, 03:20:10 pm
Agree. Hate the feel of them when picked up accidentally.... And me a farm girl! LOL.
I'm a bit squeamish and put on rubber gloss to pick them up or get DH to do it :D :D
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 17, 2012, 07:05:33 pm
Been into London today and have only been home an hour.
My  iPhone stopped working on the way home,kaput :o :o So I had to ask a fellow passenger if I could use his,as I always tell DH what time train I am on so he can pick me up from our local station.
Had a lovely time with DD and GS in London ;D
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Post by: Frozzie on July 17, 2012, 07:17:48 pm
Glad you had a great time cc.. Pity about the phone..
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Post by: Droverjess on July 17, 2012, 07:55:17 pm
Agree with frozzie.
All our phones stopped working last week when 02 went off network. It was a nightmare as trying to meet up with friends while away.

Show how utterly reliant we are on them now!

Will the Olympics affect your travelling CC?

I now can't do the demo on Monday as got to help family. Roads are even worse than usual I think.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 17, 2012, 08:14:32 pm
Agree with frozzie.
All our phones stopped working last week when 02 went off network. It was a nightmare as trying to meet up with friends while away.

Show how utterly reliant we are on them now!

Will the Olympics affect your travelling CC?

I now can't do the demo on Monday as got to help family. Roads are even worse than usual I think.
I agree with you DJ we so rely on our phones.
Traveling wasn't too bad today.A recording of Boris Johnson kept blasting out over the tannoy telling us to plan our journey at these busy times :-)) :-))  It will affect me as I use but the Jubilee Line and the DLR both lines are prime ways into Stratford :P The other problem will be using the roads if my DH comes to collect me in the car.With the new designated Olympic lanes it will cause chaos as you have only one lane to use at times.Fines if you are caught in the Olympic Lane £125 a pop :-X
Sorry to hear you can't get to the demo,you must be disappointed.
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Post by: Droverjess on July 17, 2012, 08:43:15 pm
Well I have finally learnt to manage things better, but unexpectedly have to take some one to something on Monday so that was that. Hopefully we will hear about the demo?
Do you know anyone who is going?
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 17, 2012, 08:53:22 pm
Hopefully we will hear about the demo?
Do you know anyone who is going?
Maybe the demo will be a topic in the next monthly newsletter.
Unfortunately I don't know anyone who's going.I know Michele aka Mcmich went to her demo in Oz.
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Post by: Droverjess on July 17, 2012, 09:41:09 pm
Ok CC thanks very much

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Post by: Amy :-) on July 18, 2012, 12:37:52 am
Went to the gym today after taking a week off. My glutes are feeling quite sore now and I think the rest of me will be sore tomorrow. 

I wnet for a run with DD this afternoon. It was the first time that we have ever run together. It was fun.

It'll feel better when you get back into it Dash :D What sort of program do you do at the gym?

It must have been great going for a run with your DD. I wish I had a running buddy :-))

Been into London today and have only been home an hour.
My  iPhone stopped working on the way home,kaput :o :o So I had to ask a fellow passenger if I could use his,as I always tell DH what time train I am on so he can pick me up from our local station.
Had a lovely time with DD and GS in London ;D

I'm often jealous of your London trips CC, I would love to go there one day :) Glad to hear you had a great time, bummer about the phone though :-\ I'm always embarrassed when I have to ask strangers things :-))
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Post by: keiramax on July 18, 2012, 04:23:11 am
Playgroup this morning.  First week back after the school holidays.

Both kids in bed, now to plan for my DD second birthday party on Saturday.  We are just having a family dinner but it is still 20 people, it's usually 34 if everyone can make it.  So need to plan and menu and shopping list and work out the birthday cake.
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Post by: dede on July 18, 2012, 04:39:41 am
Started off cleaning the house, then went for a long walk to the shop and back, come home then walked to my friends house and done her tax for her. Not much of a day for walking but I kept warm by walking fast :D
Now home and put the roast pork on for tonight.
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Post by: mcmich on July 18, 2012, 04:43:42 am
You've probably burnt off dinner with all that walking dede.
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Post by: dede on July 18, 2012, 04:49:03 am
Yep hope so :D
Rained a little on the way home from my friends and was quiet cold. Good thing she is only a 7 min walk away.
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Post by: deedub on July 18, 2012, 05:29:54 am
Having a quiet day, feel like the bug is coming back 😒
School dropoff, walked dog, coffee with friends, a few chores. Went to hairdresser for free haircut (they give you a free "tidy up" between cuts), walked past shoe shop on way home and... well let's just say free haircut turned out to be quite expensive lol. Then I walked home in bright sunshine & pouring rain, simultaneously! Typical Melbourne weather.
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Post by: mcmich on July 18, 2012, 05:36:41 am
It's hard to walk past a shoe shop deedub.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 18, 2012, 06:49:08 am
2 hour 45 minutes personal training :D
Now study :-\ I'm stuck on a marketing assignment. Hate this business stuff :(
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Post by: obbie on July 18, 2012, 06:57:09 am
Amy treat yourself while studying.. soak your feet....
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 18, 2012, 07:20:06 am
I wish Robyn... I need to go back out to Harvey Norman and see if they have the foot spa I want in stock yet :-))
Instead, I am anxiously chewing my way through a packet of gum :-\
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Post by: Greyhoundmum on July 18, 2012, 07:24:24 am
Oh.. wow where do you get friends who come over and do your tax, dede you are a great friend to have.
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Post by: dede on July 18, 2012, 07:30:06 am
Oh.. wow where do you get friends who come over and do your tax, dede you are a great friend to have.

I do her tax each year by etax online. It's easy to do, and her tax is simple. Nothing to complicated in there. She doesn't even earn enough to pay tax, so she gets it all back anyway :)
Did my sons first tax return too. Again easy as he is a low paid apprentice.
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Post by: judydawn on July 18, 2012, 08:18:11 am
I rang my window cleaner to book in for as soon as he could come and lucky for me, he could come today.  Got to love it when that happens and I feel so good when I know my windows are clean inside and out.  Nice new guy who saw DH has an interest in war tank models and as he has a similar interest himself (war ships), he gave DH some details of a site that may interest him and is going to do a bit more googling to find something else he thinks he might like too.  Nice for DH to have someone like minded to talk to  - no one else is much interested  :-))

Mum has the flu so I took her around some chicken soup I had in the freezer for when I'm away.  Organised a friend to collect my old dishwasher for spare parts (some quite new), booked a leg wax for tomorrow and reduced my recipe files by about 10 cm which is quite time consuming.  Why is it that I need to read every recipe I throw out to make sure I really want to get rid of it :-))
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 18, 2012, 08:28:03 am
A very productive day JD. I love my clean windows. I have floor to ceiling solid glass and no curtains so when the light is on inside at night the geckos and frogs and all sorts of critters make a mess of them. Thank goodness for Maria my wonderful,cleaner,  who loves to keep them clean.

Gert
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Post by: keiramax on July 18, 2012, 08:39:33 am
Amy, rather than buy a foot spa, I have a square plastic container that my feet fit into.  I then bought some bags of cheap marbles from the $2.00 shop.  Fill the container with warm water with your favourite bubble bath or essential oil, put in the marbles and soak your feet.  Run your feet over the marbles for a massage, pick them up in your toes etc.

After soaking I normally do my heals with the pumas stone to get rid of the dry skin.  Have a towel near by to dry your feet.  Then rub in your favourite foot cream. All up I think it cost me less than $10.00.  Also easier to clean than a foot spa.
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Post by: judydawn on July 18, 2012, 08:41:10 am
You are lucky Gretchen.  My housekeeper hasn't started yet, I'm signing the paperwork next Wednesday but I doubt they would want to clean windows.  You mentioned earlier that your Maria doesn't do everything, what is it she doesn't like doing?
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 18, 2012, 08:43:15 am
Amy, rather than buy a foot spa, I have a square plastic container that my feet fit into.  I then bought some bags of cheap marbles from the $2.00 shop.  Fill the container with warm water with your favourite bubble bath or essential oil, put in the marbles and soak your feet.  Run your feet over the marbles for a massage, pick them up in your toes etc.

After soaking I normally do my heals with the pumas stone to get rid of the dry skin.  Have a towel near by to dry your feet.  Then rub in your favourite foot cream. All up I think it cost me less than $10.00.  Also easier to clean than a foot spa.

Hey, thats a great idea Keiramax! Now I just need a container to fit my size 12 feet into :-))
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 18, 2012, 08:51:05 am
Keiramax I like your style.

JD she is not so fond of the kitchen which is fine by me as that's any easy one and done daily.  She loves windows screens bathrooms and floors. All because it makes the house sparkle and that is her one wish.  I make life easie for her by  removing any obstacles  in her way. She can swing that mop  like a Sufi dancer. She even hoses the outside of the house.

Gert
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Post by: judydawn on July 18, 2012, 08:56:03 am
She sounds a great find Gert, I'll be happy if mine is half as good as that.  I've heard of some cleaners who don't even move kitchen chairs to sweep under the table  ???
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 18, 2012, 08:57:42 am
That is why a dog is handy.

Gert
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Post by: Frozzie on July 18, 2012, 09:02:34 am
Today we put our second doggy online to give away :((

Also need to book flights to oz for dd ds and i.. Dh will come out later when he has tied up the necessary in france... Date planned for us deb oct if we can get the flights we want and we are joining my parents second flight home from their intl trip so im not by myself with all the bags and two kids on that flight.... Date set now so will start to go fast...ahhhhh
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Post by: judydawn on July 18, 2012, 09:06:03 am
Kim, great idea coming home with Mum and Dad - 3 months or so, that will go so quickly.  :-*
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Post by: Frozzie on July 18, 2012, 09:12:05 am
They will be coming from istanbul and us from paris so will be great to meet up with them for the second leg to oz and they have a driver waiting fir them and will organise for us too which will make it so much easier..
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Post by: Wonder on July 18, 2012, 09:23:07 am
Wow Kim the time is going to go so fast now. Great to be able to meet up with your parents for a helping hand. That's such a shame about your dog, you didn't consider going through the quarantine period here did you?
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Post by: dede on July 18, 2012, 10:01:31 am
That's not far away at all Frozzie. Are you getting nervous or excited?
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Post by: Frozzie on July 18, 2012, 10:18:54 am
Wow Kim the time is going to go so fast now. Great to be able to meet up with your parents for a helping hand. That's such a shame about your dog, you didn't consider going through the quarantine period here did you?

Yes we did but the problem initially is thatvwe ont know where we will be living long term and at my parents they have no fencing and alot of snakes and toads thatvare apparently toxic for dogs if they et tem which he eats everything.. So to put him though the long quarantine process with nowhere to put him except in. Kennel where he woudnt be happy either nd for how long we dont know as where we will live permantly will depend on dh work.... Its been a very hard decision but we think he will be happiest if we can find him a home here..we have thought of everything but think even though very hard this is the bet solution...i wouldnt wish this decision on anyone.. Horrible feeling like you are abandoning a family member. :((
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Post by: obbie on July 18, 2012, 10:34:33 am
Wow Kim, you will be here in OZ so soon, Can't wait... :)
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 18, 2012, 11:57:31 am
I think you are making the right decision for the doggy. They are very adaptable and will try to fit right in and please a new family.  Hard one but  best  all around. When you settle  maybe a trip to the pound to rescue another doggy.

Gert
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Post by: Merrilyn on July 18, 2012, 12:18:37 pm
I'm sure you'll find a lovely family for your dog Kim.

How lovely you can join your parents for the last leg home.  It will make travelling so much easier.
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Post by: mcmich on July 18, 2012, 12:23:38 pm
It's nice to hear from you Merrilyn, how are you going?
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Post by: Frozzie on July 18, 2012, 12:39:56 pm
That's not far away at all Frozzie. Are you getting nervous or excited?

Bit of both dede... Nervous as there are alot of unknowns to up and change country but is all good
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Post by: Merrilyn on July 18, 2012, 12:43:05 pm
Hi Michelle, been in at work this week (we own a furniture shop) getting everything ready for the accountant coming on Friday.

Hate this time of year, but it does keep me out of mischief  ;D
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Post by: Frozzie on July 18, 2012, 12:44:21 pm
Yes right decision and getting excited.. Tried to book the same flight as them this morning but would you believe its the only flight thats fully booked lol.. So im still coming just a day later and mum and dad will pick me up .. For the flight and change over time oh well ill just have to dose up on keep me awake tablets.. I so hate that flight to oz.. Painfully long but like ripping a bandaid off judt need ti do it as dh doesnt have any idea fir his visa or approvl date so at least three if us will be there to settle in and do all the necesary 😊😊
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 18, 2012, 12:49:07 pm
I went out for driving practice this afternoon. It was fun, I didn't hit anything :D
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Post by: judydawn on July 18, 2012, 12:50:49 pm
That's the general idea Amy  ;)
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Post by: dede on July 18, 2012, 12:51:05 pm
I went out for driving practice this afternoon. It was fun, I didn't hit anything :D

That's a shame Amy :(, more fun hitting things ;D
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Post by: mcmich on July 18, 2012, 01:14:53 pm
Hi Michelle, been in at work this week (we own a furniture shop) getting everything ready for the accountant coming on Friday.

Hate this time of year, but it does keep me out of mischief  ;D
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Good to know it's keeping you off the streets Merrilyn (heheheheh)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 18, 2012, 01:17:49 pm
That's the general idea Amy  ;)

I thought it might be... :-)) ;D

I went out for driving practice this afternoon. It was fun, I didn't hit anything :D

That's a shame Amy :(, more fun hitting things ;D

There was a chihuahua I was tempted to run over... :-)) Lol just kidding ;D
I did hit the wheelbarrow once because I floored the "go" pedal instead of the "stop" pedal. The wheelbarrow went flying and I dented my car. That wasn't actually much fun :(
But if I had a tank, hitting things would be GREAT fun :D
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Post by: astarra on July 18, 2012, 11:21:47 pm
Well done Amy!  :)
Believe me, hitting things is NOT real fun...but I guess it would be fun in a tank!!!  ;)  I once backed out of my dad's drive (I was about 17)  ;D and turned too early, caught the bumper on the fence and ripped the bumper off one side of the car, worst thing was then dad said it was ok and keep going, so I drove off and when we parked at the place we were going to, got out and found the bumper was sticking straight out the front of the car...lucky I hadn't tailgated on the way there!! :-))
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Post by: mcmich on July 18, 2012, 11:47:30 pm
I'm glad all my children have their licence now. I was a bit of a nervous Nelly sitting beside them.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 19, 2012, 12:17:46 am
Well done Amy!  :)
Believe me, hitting things is NOT real fun...but I guess it would be fun in a tank!!!  ;)  I once backed out of my dad's drive (I was about 17)  ;D and turned too early, caught the bumper on the fence and ripped the bumper off one side of the car, worst thing was then dad said it was ok and keep going, so I drove off and when we parked at the place we were going to, got out and found the bumper was sticking straight out the front of the car...lucky I hadn't tailgated on the way there!! :-))

LOL, good old dad ;D ;D ;D

I'm glad all my children have their licence now. I was a bit of a nervous Nelly sitting beside them.


I can sympathize with you there Michele. My mum tried to take me out a couple of times and she ended up yelling at me and grabbing various parts of my car. She doesn't take me out much any more... :-))
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Post by: obbie on July 19, 2012, 12:23:37 am
Try not to hit anything Amy..
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 19, 2012, 12:24:39 am
I do try Robyn, I promise :-))
The thing sometimes take me by surprise though :o
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Post by: cookie1 on July 19, 2012, 02:08:47 am
The 'go' pedal is the accelerator and the 'stop' pedal is the brake Amy. Time to use the technical terms if you are driving. ;)
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Post by: Halex on July 19, 2012, 02:13:50 am
Started to clean up for party. You clean up, have party, clean up again!!

Better get off  here or nothing will be done.

H :)
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 19, 2012, 02:49:47 am
Went for an 11km run this morning. Now we are off to the Swan Valley for some wine tasting.
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Post by: obbie on July 19, 2012, 03:00:13 am
wine tasting sounds fun Dash..
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Post by: Halex on July 19, 2012, 03:49:20 am
Rather be wine tasting than clearing up.

Majr problem, not enough storage >:(

10 min break, DS & I are doing well.

 :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 19, 2012, 04:37:42 am
The 'go' pedal is the accelerator and the 'stop' pedal is the brake Amy. Time to use the technical terms if you are driving. ;)

Thats probably a good idea Cookie :-)) So the 'beep button' is the horn and the 'flashy things' are the indicators? ;D

It sounds like your doing well with your clean up Hally :) Imagine how nice it will be when you've finished and you can go wine tasting if you want :D

I went for a 2km swim. Need to do something else though, it wasn't enough exercise for me :-))
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Post by: astarra on July 19, 2012, 05:05:38 am
Today I have not done much - nasty rotten headache...lucky mum is here to read stories to the girls and look after them and me!!  :)
Probly too much worrying about my check up etc yesterday (which went really well BTW  ;) )
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 19, 2012, 05:37:03 am
I am so glad your check up  was fine Astarra but sorry about you headache.

Gert
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Post by: keiramax on July 19, 2012, 05:59:02 am
Must be a day for headaches.  I have one after putting together a trike that my DD is getting for her 2nd birthday tomorrow.  What a nightmare, wasn't helped by DS either who for some reason likes to squeal at the top of his lungs.

I'm in the same boat as you Halex, trying to clean up for Saturday.  Still haven't really worked out what I'm cooking yet.  As I'm typing this, I can hear DS ripping a magazine into a thousand tiny pieces.  At least he isn't squealing. :-))
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 19, 2012, 06:05:24 am
Today I have not done much - nasty rotten headache...lucky mum is here to read stories to the girls and look after them and me!!  :)
Probly too much worrying about my check up etc yesterday (which went really well BTW  ;) )

Maybe knock back a couple of panadol and have a lie down Astarra? Headaches are horrible things :(
Really glad to hear your check up went well, I had my fingers and toes crossed that it would :D
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Post by: obbie on July 19, 2012, 06:14:15 am
Glad your ok Astarra.
My DH has a headache, and he just took our son to the doctors...

see what he has soon.
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Post by: astarra on July 19, 2012, 06:23:04 am
Thanx all.  :-*
Am in bed now after some panadol... :-))
Yesterday went well in that they said I was normal!!!  ;D Told me I had delivered a perfectly formed baby boy who they could not find a thing wrong with, a placenta that was perfect and again could find nothing wrong with that, and nothing was wrong in the tests they did on me.  ??? So was  :'( and no answers as to why it happened.  :'( . But told me the intermittent cramps and bleeding are quite normal and could go on for another month.  >:( - but nice to know there is nothing to worry about.  :)

Hope you feel beeter soon keiramax...and Mr Robyn too. :D
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Post by: obbie on July 19, 2012, 07:19:29 am
Astarra, at least you have some answers... :-*

That doesn't make it any easier.   We had to have ours close together, or not have any more..

My DH is tired, thats why he has a headache...
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Post by: deedub on July 19, 2012, 10:30:05 am
Worked today, pretty busy so not much forum time.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on July 19, 2012, 12:36:24 pm
Me too!
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Post by: judydawn on July 19, 2012, 12:49:35 pm
That is a mystery then Astarra, everything normal but not a normal happy ending.  I hope your health improves much sooner than the month they suggested it would take.

Today I didn't think I had anything on and didn't need to cook anything so I was looking forward to a nice, leisurely day doing whatever I pleased.  I defrosted the little freezer, I did make some condensed milk then ice-cream, heated leftovers for DH for lunch and I just had a sandwich.  Received a phone call and chatted away even though these friends are coming to visit tomorrow afternoon.  Finally finished chatting, went to write it on the whiteboard and saw that I should have been having my legs waxed 20 minutes earlier  :-))  I hate being late or missing appointments  >:(  I rang them and she rescheduled me 3/4 hour later.  Came home from there and did 1.5 hours weeding then made a batch of mini quiches.  My nice leisurely day -  boof, another one gone  ;D
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Post by: dede on July 19, 2012, 01:00:44 pm
Astarra that is a mystery then, and something you most likely never know why it happened.
You little boy will be watching over you now till the time comes for you to be together again :)
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Post by: cookie1 on July 19, 2012, 01:07:53 pm
Had lunch out with girlfriends, that went on until late of course.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 19, 2012, 02:17:45 pm
Some idiots at class tonight made me :'(

I hate being picked on just for having an opinion (which, in this case, was actually correct!) :(
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 19, 2012, 02:54:29 pm
Amy people like that usually pick on someone that they feel threatened by.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 19, 2012, 02:57:06 pm
I'm not sure if thats a good thing or a bad thing Dash :-\
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 19, 2012, 03:17:37 pm
Its a good thing. Just remember that the problem is theirs not yours. You are smart and confident and that makes them feel inferior so they try to put you down. It just shows them to be "little" people.
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 19, 2012, 03:19:25 pm
Last night we did a torch light tour of the Fremantle Prison. It was really good and I would recommend it to anyone. 
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Post by: Droverjess on July 19, 2012, 10:02:11 pm
Glad you have been checked Astarra you are doing really well, just go as steady as you can with little ones at home.

Not on here today at all as was away all day with DD for proper job interview ( as opposed to her summer job) 2 and a 1/2 hrs from home on a good day.
Now doing major sums to determine max affordable rent in case successful. ......
Fingers crossed from a proud Mum!
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Post by: obbie on July 19, 2012, 10:09:52 pm
Amy don't let them worry you. :D

Dash, gosh its great that we have you here, to help Amy... ;)
I am going to work, than a massage..
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 19, 2012, 11:57:46 pm
Its a good thing. Just remember that the problem is theirs not yours. You are smart and confident and that makes them feel inferior so they try to put you down. It just shows them to be "little" people.

Thanks Dash :)

Amy don't let them worry you. :D

I try not to Robyn :)
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Post by: Katiej on July 20, 2012, 08:08:55 am
Today I've been traipsing around changing my surname to my husband's name.
It's living up to the pain I imagined it would be!

2 hour wait at the Motor Rego place to organise a new driver's licence  :-))
Not too bad at Medicare and a couple of other places were pretty easy and painfree.
Westpac though, geezz they like to make things difficult ???
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Post by: dede on July 20, 2012, 08:18:29 am
Yes I remember doing that Katie, what a pain :(
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Post by: Frozzie on July 20, 2012, 08:35:55 am
I feel for ou katie.. Lucky me in france its pretty automatic so for oz i just had to show my french papers to change my name on license, bank account and medicare etc.. However no longer have medicare so will have to see how we go on arrival..
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 20, 2012, 08:36:39 am
I remember when my mum changed her name Katie. It was a pain for her too :-\
More than half the mail she gets is still addressed as her previous name :-))
Not that I can talk though, I still call her by her previous name, just because she doesn't seem like my mum otherwise :-[

Today I had personal training, lunch, and now study. Postural appraisals... quite fascinating actually ;)
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Post by: mcmich on July 20, 2012, 09:53:59 am
Today I've been traipsing around changing my surname to my husband's name.
It's living up to the pain I imagined it would be!

2 hour wait at the Motor Rego place to organise a new driver's licence  :-))
Not too bad at Medicare and a couple of other places were pretty easy and painfree.
Westpac though, geezz they like to make things difficult ???
Oh yes the joys.
The older you are the harder it is. I was in no mans land too for about half a day. Didn't 100 points of ID in either name.
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Post by: astarra on July 20, 2012, 10:16:43 am
mmmm I remember that day too...I had stuff about changing countries to do too.  Worth it all once it is done tho, and you have your new identity!  ;)
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Post by: obbie on July 20, 2012, 10:45:23 am
so hard, I can get 200points in my wallet :)
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Post by: Katiej on July 20, 2012, 11:43:37 am
Oh yes the joys.
The older you are the harder it is. I was in no mans land too for about half a day. Didn't 100 points of ID in either name.

Oh that doesn't sound too good McMich  :-))

It did seem strange handing over my drivers and licence and medicare card (and getting a slip of temporary paper in return).
Maybe I'll wait until my new drivers licence arrives before I change my name anywhere else just in case  :)
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Post by: dede on July 20, 2012, 12:28:18 pm
Today I have walked over 13 km, over 18000 steps, climbed 6 flights of stairs (actually hills) and burnt over 2500 calories. Pretty stoked with my effort today :)
Poor Achillies is not over happy though :(  the leg I had in plaster is coping well, but the other one not so well. I really really don't want plaster on again though. I'm hoping it will improve as I get fitter and loose some weight.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 20, 2012, 12:32:12 pm
Great work Mandi :D
Be careful though, we don't want you doing yourself an injury :(
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Post by: dede on July 20, 2012, 12:35:15 pm
I don't want to either Amy, I'm a bit unsure if I'm doing it good or doing more harm? The doctor recommended weight loss as being very helpful to put less strain on the tendon. But to loss weight I need to exercise, and I find walking a good way of burning the calories. I certainly wouldn't do any running at all as thats what tore my tendons in the first place.
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Post by: judydawn on July 20, 2012, 12:44:58 pm
I've done very little today except a quick whip through for 1pm visitors - didn't wake until 9.10am. They were just leaving around 3.30 when another visitor turned up and he stayed until 6pm.  Not cooking tea at that time of night so spaghetti on toast for us.
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 20, 2012, 12:48:28 pm
Quite day around the house. Washed the car, patched a whole in the ceiling, tried to fix my patio heater and helped dw  re-install the server at her school.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 20, 2012, 12:49:04 pm
I don't want to either Amy, I'm a bit unsure if I'm doing it good or doing more harm? The doctor recommended weight loss as being very helpful to put less strain on the tendon. But to loss weight I need to exercise, and I find walking a good way of burning the calories. I certainly wouldn't do any running at all as thats what tore my tendons in the first place.

How about swimming? That's non-weight bearing.

I've done very little today except a quick whip through for 1pm visitors - didn't wake until 9.10am. They were just leaving around 3.30 when another visitor turned up and he stayed until 6pm.  Not cooking tea at that time of night so spaghetti on toast for us.


Mmmm, I remember spaghetti jaffles when I was a kid Judy. Yum ;D
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Post by: dede on July 20, 2012, 01:03:46 pm
Me in a bathing suit :o. Now that would be funny. I don't like the water (only for showers) :D
The exercise bike is great for not putting strain on my tendon. CP just forced me (encouraged ) to do 20,000 steps. I'm stuffed now and heading to bed very shortly.
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Post by: deedub on July 20, 2012, 01:13:23 pm
I was at work today, so meetings, followed by a meeting, and then just for a change, another bl##*y meeting!
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Post by: dede on July 20, 2012, 01:14:46 pm
Deedub that sounds like lots of fun (not) :D bet your glad it's Saturday tomorrow :D
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Post by: *suzanne* on July 20, 2012, 01:17:18 pm
Trying to organise DS's birthday present, who would of thought buying something for an 11yr old would be so hard, anyway after 4hrs traipsing around the shopping centre we finally got it  :-))
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Post by: dede on July 20, 2012, 01:18:35 pm
They get harder to buy for as they get older. Glad you found what you were after :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 20, 2012, 01:19:43 pm
Me in a bathing suit :o. Now that would be funny. I don't like the water (only for showers) :D
The exercise bike is great for not putting strain on my tendon. CP just forced me (encouraged ) to do 20,000 steps. I'm stuffed now and heading to bed very shortly.

Fair enough Mandi, I'm still very self-conscious in a bathing suit myself :-))
BTW water is also good for drinking ;)
Sounds like it will be a very well-deserved sleep tonight :-*

I was at work today, so meetings, followed by a meeting, and then just for a change, another bl##*y meeting!

You're just so popular deedub! ;D
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Post by: dede on July 20, 2012, 01:23:55 pm
Water is in wine too isn't it?
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Post by: *suzanne* on July 20, 2012, 01:25:42 pm
They get harder to buy for as they get older. Glad you found what you were after :)

I do think girls are easier to buy for, our eldest DD who just turned 20 was never any trouble and was always in 'need' of something  :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 20, 2012, 01:26:34 pm
Wine = grapes = fruit = water content.... ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: dede on July 20, 2012, 01:28:06 pm
Yes I would have to agree there. Boys don't give many hints either. When you ask what would you like for what ever it might be, the answer is usual ' I don't mind, you can choose' :(
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Post by: dede on July 20, 2012, 01:29:29 pm
Wine = grapes = fruit = water content.... ;D ;D ;D

Good yo know Amy , not that I drink but just incase I change my mind :D
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 20, 2012, 01:31:50 pm
That sounds like something my mum would say :D
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 20, 2012, 01:52:44 pm
I'm absolutely stuffed after achieving a mind blowing record in moving. I checked onto dede's page and could see she was as close as me in getting towards a very important goal. I really worked my butt off, and wanted that badge. To be only 1200 steps off achieving it would have been frustrating for me lying in bed tonight. I'm glad that we are motivating each other, because I was kidding myself in losing weight 2 weeks ago. Sure I have a good diet, but I have realised that I do not exercise enough. Dede and I will be doing 25,000 steps in a months time I guarantee  ;D
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Post by: *suzanne* on July 20, 2012, 02:07:40 pm
Wow great effort and 25,000 steps will be a great achievement 
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 20, 2012, 02:08:34 pm
Imagine how many pairs of shoes you girls are going to go through... :-))
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 20, 2012, 02:14:21 pm
I need a new pair of shoes I think, I have blisters. Maybe I just need a bandaid  :-))  (toughen up CP!)
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Post by: *suzanne* on July 20, 2012, 02:16:23 pm
Always good to get new shoes  :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 21, 2012, 12:21:48 am
Yep, I agree with suzanne, any excuse for new shoes CP :D
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Post by: Nikkit on July 21, 2012, 12:44:37 am
I'm waiting for a farrier to turn up to trim my horses hooves.
Only been waiting 40 minutes, so he's not really late...yet.
I have learned to book them for "first thing" in the morning, that way I have only drunk tea not imbibed in numerous bourbons. I vaguely remember waiting all afternoon with a friend (drinking buddy!) and we could barely stand let alone hold our horses while the farrier did their bit.
Waiting waiting waiting...
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 21, 2012, 01:06:21 am
Good move doing it in the morning.

Gert
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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 21, 2012, 01:35:42 am
Washing done. About to get ready to go to Christmas In July afternoon tea and fashion parade. It is a fundraiser for CanAssist.
Go to pack for my holiday/conference. Flying to the Gold Coast on Thursday.
Anyone know what the weather is like up there this time of year?
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Post by: dede on July 21, 2012, 03:37:01 am
Spending the day in the garden, whipper snipper and mowing. The sun was out this morning but now disappeared. :(
Oh well off to finish the lawns. Might even go to bunnings later and get some new plants to plant along our front lane :)
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Post by: dede on July 21, 2012, 03:37:55 am
I wonder how many steps it is walking right around bunnings? Lol :D
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Post by: Nikkit on July 21, 2012, 05:48:46 am
farrier been and gone. He wasn't late - apparently  :-))
I should learn how to trim hooves myself. Save me $80 every 6 weeks. Just the thought of having my head lower than my bum under a horse for any amount of time puts me off  :D
I'm cleaning the sliding doors, tracks, fly wire doors out in the games room. Now that the timber floors are done it is time to get  all the games room stuff (ie junk that doesn't fit anywhere else in the house) back off the verandah and into the room. Hmmm I see another bag or 5 being cleared out of there today!
But I can't just wipe over the glass doors and think it's done. Cement dust gets in everywhere and so a 5 minute job has turned into over an hour. Doors do look good though, and the spiders I displaced are not happy.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 21, 2012, 05:58:41 am
I wonder how many steps it is walking right around bunnings? Lol :D

If your bunnings is as big as our bunnings, then it would be a lot of steps Mandi ;D

It is a sad day for our town today :( Late last night I was woken up by lots of sirens, so I knew something bad would come to light this morning. It turns out a house burned to the ground and at least one person was killed and another seriously injured.
Horrible horrible horrible :'(
The house was on a main road so it was all blocked off. Town was hectic this morning with people trying to get around (and other nosy people trying to get a good look at the house! >:()
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Post by: astarra on July 21, 2012, 06:20:00 am
That does sound a terrible thing, Amy.  :(
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Post by: dede on July 21, 2012, 08:49:52 am
That's horrible Amy, I hate when things like that happen so close to home.
Talking about house fires I nearly burnt mine down the other day when I threw clothes in the dryer to finish them off as they were a little damp. 5 minutes later I could smell something burning when DD come running to me to say the laundry was full of smoke. OMG I panicked, the dryer was smoking. I unplugged the dryer and emptied the clothes out then carried it out side. It was really hot.
I hate dryers now, I keep thinking what could of happened if I had walked out of the house and didn't realize until it was too late.
I don't think the dryer actually caught on fire inside it but something was burning, I have to get the repair guy to check it out for me.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 21, 2012, 09:58:29 am
OMG Mandi, that must have been scary :o What if it had exploded or something? I don't want to think about that actually :-X
I really hate fire. I'm even scared of matches :-[
I think its because of a story I read in my family history book about a housefire that killed four of my relatives when they were young children :(

On a more positive note, I just went swimming for an hour and a half :) I'm trying to get my endurance up ;)
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Post by: dede on July 21, 2012, 11:51:30 am
OMG Mandi, that must have been scary :o What if it had exploded or something? I don't want to think about that actually :-X
I really hate fire. I'm even scared of matches :-[
I think its because of a story I read in my family history book about a housefire that killed four of my relatives when they were young children :(

On a more positive note, I just went swimming for an hour and a half :) I'm trying to get my endurance up ;)

It was scary Amy, although no harm done but is more the thought of what could of been.
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Post by: *suzanne* on July 21, 2012, 02:35:09 pm
I heard that terrible news on the radio this morning,so sad.

Dede so glad you are all ok, it must have been scary and lucky  that your DD noticed it when she did

We went to footy this morning it was a little bit cold but DS2 enjoyed himself, then we went and visited the grandparents for lunch so all in all a nice day, the sun was shining and all is well  :)
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 21, 2012, 02:51:33 pm
Drove to Perth and put my sister and BIL on a plane back to New York.
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Post by: Jadey on July 21, 2012, 03:54:37 pm
Wow Mandi lucky break.

Generally when it comes to dryers what happens is a lint build up in the exhaust. Lint is a very good fire starter. Fingers crossed your repair guy can show you the way to get it out of the nooks and crannies so you don't lose your dryer.

Jadey  :)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 21, 2012, 08:09:38 pm
Just the usual twice daily dog walking but did manage to get some weeding done in the garden seeing the sun was shining. :)
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Post by: Halex on July 22, 2012, 02:19:35 am
Up early, made butter, some dips  & bread.

Dh sprayed snow on our windows with xmas silhouttes, looks good.

Someone remind why I hold parties ??? & tell me not too next time  ;D if I am thinking if one.

I have the start of the ful, dh has the end of the flu >:(

H :)
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Post by: obbie on July 22, 2012, 03:03:21 am
rest up Hally.

Amy bad news about the fire near you.. :-*

 :-*Just done the weekly grocery shop, and now about to start cooking for the afternoon.. ;D
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 22, 2012, 04:37:17 am
Someone remind why I hold parties ???

Because you're a gorgeous social butterfly Hally :D

Amy bad news about the fire near you.. :-*

 :-*Just done the weekly grocery shop, and now about to start cooking for the afternoon.. ;D

Yes, it was horrible :'( We heard more news today but it is very sad so I won't post it :(

Enjoy your cooking Robyn :D

This morning I went for a bike ride down on a path by the beach. It was lovely and sunny and I saw a baby bandicoot :D
And I also saw a man peeing in the bushes :o :-X
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Post by: *suzanne* on July 22, 2012, 05:32:10 am
Ah the things you see when your exercising Amy  :)

I made piklets for breakfast, a vanilla slice for afternoon tea at my mums, vacuumed, all the washing is done and now I am going to mop, then make a dip and wait for DH to get home from his weekend away with his mates oh and I can't wait for tonight so we can watch the F1  ;D
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Post by: obbie on July 22, 2012, 06:46:41 am
Amy, not good about the man in the bushes :o :o :o

Hally, you do parties because your a wonderful Lady, a great cook, wife, mother to CP, mother to EB, and very special.
Well that's what I think...

we all do crazy things, then wonder why,  then do it again next year.... :-)) :-))
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Post by: judydawn on July 22, 2012, 06:53:51 am
Hally, if you weren't feeling ill, you would be on top of the world today having your house full of friends, kids and food.  Illness just takes the shine off it and makes it more of a chore.  Christmas in July is right in the middle of flu season so the odds are stacked against us all that everyone in the household will be fit and well when we organise these things in advance. I do hope you get through the day OK and everyone helps you clean up the mess afterwards  ;)  :-* :-*
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Post by: deedub on July 22, 2012, 08:04:29 am
Weather forecast was good for this weekend so decided to go for a drive & a long lunch in the Yarra Valley, stopping at a playground on the way to get kids' appetites going. Unfortunately sun wasn't shining in the valley but was still good to get out of the city. Now relaxing & thinking what to do for dinner, if we can face it!
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 22, 2012, 10:42:05 am
I went for a long run this morning. On one of the gravel roads I regularly run I saw a ewe with twin lambs on the wrong side of the fence. They ran about 3kms trying to keep away from me.

Also did a little ironing and some painting. Cooked Pizza for lunch for DD and her friends.
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Post by: judydawn on July 22, 2012, 10:49:21 am
We've had a leisurely day with SIL visiting and being given some initial instructions as to where everything is when she comes to look after her brother whilst I'm on the retreat.  She sounds as if she is really looking forward to it.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 22, 2012, 10:51:10 am
I went for a long run this morning. On one of the gravel roads I regularly run I saw a ewe with twin lambs on the wrong side of the fence.

Dash, do you always run on hard surfaces?
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Post by: jakodai on July 22, 2012, 11:22:06 am
Wel, today has been a nightmare of a day for me. DS has been sick since Friday (I had to pick him up from daycare) and when we went to the dr on Friday, I was told that he had an unspecified viral infection which would clear itself up. Since then, he hasn't been eating because has a sore mouth, not really drinking, no wet nappies, throwing up and having to sleep with me because he's waking up constantly through the night (according to my fitbit, I woke up 10 times last night). So this morning I cracked it and took  him to the children's hospital. He has Scarlet Fever. And the moron GP we sore the other day didn't pick it up, even though the rash that he has is very typical of Scarlet Fever. So to say that I'm upset is an understatement. He's on strong antibiotics now so he should start to feel better and the rash should start to clear up soon. The poor little guy's nappy area is all red, so he gets quite agitated by that, but he's a tough little monkey so he's coping well. It's just me. The doctor we saw at the Children's mentioned that the waiting list for elective (don't even get me started on that!) surgeries is quite long because of the hospital move late last year, and they haven't caught up yet, so we have NO idea on when he's surgery is going to be. I understand these things take time, but the only timeline we've been given is '90 days is desirable' - I just want to know how long we'll be waiting, so I know how long the tunnel is with the light at the end of it. I'm starting to think that from now on when he gets an infection form his ear problems (the scarlet fever isn't from his ear problems, though) I'll go to the Children's Hospital emergency department and see their GP. The waiting time is about an hour, and at least the hospital will be aware of degree of his problems. The hospital has no idea how sick he gets from his ear problems, because it's all handled through a different doctor. I really don't like working the system, but it seems when you're nice and play by the rules, you don't get anywhere. But if you go in there and start carrying on and threatening and abusing people, you get everything you want/need.

Anyway... Because DS can't go to daycare tomorrow, and I HAVE to go to work because I've already postponed a couple of meetings twice due to mine & DS's health problems, DS is staying at his dad's house tonight so his parents can look after him. On the up side, I will get a full night's sleep tonight, which hasn't happened since Wednesday night, but I hate the fact that I won't see him now until tomorrow night. He does LOVE his grandparents, though, so I know he'll have a good day tomorrow. But still. I want him here with me. I think there'll be a few tears before bed tonight, because I'm already getting teary about it now. It just bothers me so much because he's always unwell, and he really deserves a break.

I'm just carrying on now, so I'm going to go and do the dishes now! Sorry for the essay, but it is nice to get that off my chest.
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Post by: dede on July 22, 2012, 11:30:17 am
Wow jakodai you really have had a bad few days. Your poor little DS must feel pretty miserable. I hope you don't have to wait to long before the op is scheduled :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 22, 2012, 11:33:46 am
OMG Amanda that is terrible :( Poor DS, and poor you! Sending you both big hugs and kisses :-* :-*
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Post by: deedub on July 22, 2012, 11:34:19 am
So sorry to hear your troubles jakodai - you are doing the right thing, fight for your ds even if it means working the system. The poor little man has had more than his share, he deserves to feel better as soon as possible. I hope you can get some rest, you certainly deserve it. As a single parent myself I know how exhausting it can be, try to keep your strength up. Hugs to you & your ds.
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Post by: jakodai on July 22, 2012, 11:35:55 am
I just rang and spoke to him and he told me he wanted a cuddle. So now I'm REALLY fighting the tears. He never wants cuddles, so I know he's not well when he asks for one.
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Post by: jakodai on July 22, 2012, 11:38:44 am
Thanks everyone. I feel less alone when I share it with you guys, if that makes sense.

If I rang my parents I'd get lectured from my dad telling me that I need to complain more and kick up a stink, and from my mum telling me that it's the public health system and that other kids have it much worse that DS. I know all of that, but sometimes I just want to be angry about it.
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 22, 2012, 11:39:32 am
Dash, do you always run on hard surfaces?

Amy I run mostly on hard surfaces. Most races are run on hard surfaces. I do enjoy trail/cross country running but don't do it much.
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Post by: judydawn on July 22, 2012, 11:53:47 am
Sorry to hear about your troubles jakodai, it must be so hard being a single Mum at times like this and of course all sick kids want their Mum (even if they are 40 they ring Mum and ask her to make them some chicken soup ;)).  Do whatever you have to do to get him seen to whenever there is a problem - lose it if you need to, I've done that before today if things have become too much for me when professional people have been inept in their duty of care. 
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Post by: Frozzie on July 22, 2012, 05:17:19 pm
Sory to hear of your tough few days jakodai...i agree lose it if you need too... Sometimes people think your making stuff up and just send you home which is frustrating....oh nd i think i would def be changing gp. Nothing against doctors but there are alot of idiot ones around who dont diagnose or totally misdiagnose but have faith there is the odd good one who actually are good t what they do..
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 22, 2012, 07:35:42 pm
The weather here has been gorgeous for a change( although it doesn't look good for the opening of the Olympics  :P) Walked the dog accompanied by a friend this morning..I did more weeding in the garden this afternoon.Then walked the dog again. ;D
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Post by: Wonder on July 23, 2012, 12:02:42 am
jakodai, I hope your DS is feeling better soon and the surgery isn't as far away as they have predicated. I would definitely go to the childrens each time he is sick from now on, I know it's a longer wait but worth it in the end in my opinion. When my DD was little she was quite sick quite a few times and we always went to the hospital. the staff are so much better (in my opinion) and much more used to dealing with sick children and their worried parents. I found there was no need to get angry with them, I actually found the times I could be extremely rational and very accomodating to the wait (which is hard when you have a sick child and no sleep) that they were more than happy to go that bit further. I also found they showed a lot of concern for the parents well being and were happy to provide some extra help if you are really struggling on a particular day, my dd actually threw up all over a doctor who saw me struggling in the foyer one day and offered some assitance!
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 23, 2012, 12:07:24 am
The weather here has been gorgeous for a change( although it doesn't look good for the opening of the Olympics  :P) Walked the dog accompanied by a friend this morning..I did more weeding in the garden this afternoon.Then walked the dog again. ;D

You must have a very fit dog CC ;D
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 23, 2012, 01:18:34 am
Use the children's hospital . Work the system. Make friends with the  emergency staff and question everything  the doctors say and do. Be well informed . State your case with the minimum use of words.Stick to to relavent and current facts only.  Stay calm and don't appear to be emotional.  Believe me the doctors turn right off you if you go all mumsie. Just be calmly assertive.

I would say that a GP today would rarely  encounter Scarlet Fever which is a serious disease.  Your child care centre should be notified as well.  I would start doing as much research on this disease as possible so you are knowledgeable and can ask the appropriate questions and make the right decisions.


Tell your mother  from me to listen to her daughter. You were smart to take him to the children's  hospital and your GP needs a wack around the head  and a review of his Merck.

Gertonsoapbox

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Post by: obbie on July 23, 2012, 01:40:17 am
I have had scarlet fever about 4 years ago.

I thought it went out in the dark ages, but it didn't.

 I just felt so unwell, lethargic, and my doctor knew something was wrong. Blood tests were done, and yes I had it.
 Sending hugs, yes work the system.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 23, 2012, 01:55:49 am
Definately work the system.
What I don't understand is that something that can stop causing your DS to be so ill is classified a "Elective" surgery. Play at their game I say. Yell, scream, write letters to your local member. DO whatever it takes.
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Post by: Wonder on July 23, 2012, 02:23:41 am
Unfortunately anything that is non life threatening is classed as elective.
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Post by: Halex on July 23, 2012, 02:26:53 am
Jakodai, gosh how awful. I thought scarlet  fever had been erradicated. I do t k ow anything about it, but do hope he is feeling better.
The party went very well, the magician was good & it was a long party. Started at 11.30 & finished at 6 pm.

Already talking about next year.

 :)

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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 23, 2012, 02:27:45 am
They need more surgical wards, operating theatres, nurses and doctors.
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Post by: judydawn on July 23, 2012, 02:53:07 am
I've had a lovely morning washing, washing and more washing after DH had plumbing problems last night.  Thank goodness it is a nice sunny day here.  Off soon to meet Trudy for lunch. 
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Post by: Halex on July 23, 2012, 03:03:27 am
Judy, you poor love, thatsa lot of work.

Enjoy your lunch

 :)
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Post by: maddy on July 23, 2012, 04:04:56 am
Tell your mother  from me to listen to her daughter. You were smart to take him to the children's  hospital and your GP needs a wack around the head  and a review of his Merck.
Gertonsoapbox

Absolutely!

Jakodai.....

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/6550a495.jpg)
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Post by: Halex on July 23, 2012, 04:10:28 am
Some GP's......

I went to a gp for 3 weeks, kept being given anti-biotics.

Went to another gp, sent me for MRI, saved my life, straight to emergency with 2 large blood clots in my brain.

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Post by: obbie on July 23, 2012, 04:30:48 am
Always get a second opinion.   Hope all goes well Jakodai. :)
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Post by: astarra on July 23, 2012, 04:34:14 am
Hope the next days are better for you and your little man jakodai.  :)
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Post by: cookie1 on July 23, 2012, 04:41:38 am
Jackodai        I'm sending hugs to you. It is so hard to deal with. If and when you do 'lose' it you can just say 'oh I am so worried about ......." People understand Mums who are worried. Love to you all. :-*
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 23, 2012, 05:08:57 am
And we should all stop taking so many antibiotics ad let nature take it's course for minor stuff.

Gert
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Post by: maddy on July 23, 2012, 05:09:48 am
Some GP's......

I went to a gp for 3 weeks, kept being given anti-biotics.

Went to another gp, sent me for MRI, saved my life, straight to emergency with 2 large blood clots in my brain.

 :o wow Hally, that little voice inside you knows best I believe.......my EX GP was trying to treat me for depression with sleeping tablets and antidepressants for 4 months...fed up, I asked to see someone else...instead a student doctor detected a tumour....I had 3rd stage cancer!
......listen to that voice  ;)
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 23, 2012, 05:13:21 am
I've had a lovely morning washing, washing and more washing after DH had plumbing problems last night.  Thank goodness it is a nice sunny day here.  Off soon to meet Trudy for lunch. 

 The bonus is that everything is fresh again. Hope lunch went well.

Gert
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 23, 2012, 06:57:09 am
The weather here has been gorgeous for a change( although it doesn't look good for the opening of the Olympics  :P) Walked the dog accompanied by a friend this morning..I did more weeding in the garden this afternoon.Then walked the dog again. ;D

You must have a very fit dog CC ;D
He is Amy.He's called Chance and loves his walks ;D
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Post by: mcmich on July 23, 2012, 06:58:42 am
Use the children's hospital . Work the system. Make friends with the  emergency staff and question everything  the doctors say and do. Be well informed . State your case with the minimum use of words.Stick to to relavent and current facts only.  Stay calm and don't appear to be emotional.  Believe me the doctors turn right off you if you go all mumsie. Just be calmly assertive.



Gertonsoapbox



Excellent advise by Gert Jakodai. As frustrating as it is and the lack of control you have stay calm, stick to the facts in a firm but pleasant manner.
If you start getting emotional, it will be you they consider medicating rather than your son.
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Post by: Droverjess on July 23, 2012, 08:13:27 am
So much good advice on here jakodai.
Gert and mcmich are right.

Ooh hally, so glad you are all ok now. I had meningitis when my kids were very small. 10  days in hospital and bad headaches for a year after.

Sorry you are having troubles jakodai. Been there done that with very poorly little uns. Both had tonsills out when very young. Been a single mum too, with ill children and coped with 2 bad accidents too.

It passes though, I can look back and think what a lot we went through but we came through together, and still have good relationships maybe because of it. Maybe because we spent so much time together?
Hardly anyone has a scot free family life, and that is why there is compassion and help from others.

And as JD says it never really stops. Spent w/e house hunting with DD 24! Well room hunting actually as small budget. Her degree and job is so fab as she was very very ill for while, but totally fine now.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 23, 2012, 08:29:16 am
Some GP's......

I went to a gp for 3 weeks, kept being given anti-biotics.

Went to another gp, sent me for MRI, saved my life, straight to emergency with 2 large blood clots in my brain.

 :o wow Hally, that little voice inside you knows best I believe.......my EX GP was trying to treat me for depression with sleeping tablets and antidepressants for 4 months...fed up, I asked to see someone else...instead a student doctor detected a tumour....I had 3rd stage cancer!
......listen to that voice  ;)

All these stories make me very angry with doctors >:( My step-dad went to three doctors when he was having dizzy spells before one of them did a CT and found a brain tumour. Luckily his wasn't cancer like yours Maddy, but it was still very traumatic for all us of when he had brain surgery to have it removed!
Is it just because doctors think they know it all? Or can they just not be bothered to investigate our concerns properly?!
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Halex on July 23, 2012, 09:07:10 am
Shocking soe of then in & out.

The GP that was really good, said Dr.s dont listen to their patients.

Maddy, not good either.
Amy, your step dad not good either.

Thank goodess we double check everything.

 :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 23, 2012, 09:10:53 am
Thank goodess we double check everything.

 :)

And triple-checking, if necessary ;)
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Post by: judydawn on July 23, 2012, 09:12:39 am
It's nice to see so many survivors on here  :-* :-*

Trudy and I had a lovely catch up - she is looking really well after her big European holiday and subsequent illness once she got home.  How the time flies when you are enjoying a nice meal and a good old chat  ;D
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Post by: Halex on July 23, 2012, 09:13:39 am
Glad you had a nice time JD.

I have heard of Trudy, is she on here much?

H
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Post by: judydawn on July 23, 2012, 09:21:12 am
Trudy has been around since late 2008 Hally and along with Amanda, us three were the first South Australians to get together in town for a meet and greet over coffee/lunch.  After having been away for a long holiday, she is having trouble catching up with postings as you could imagine.  She has posted some lovely cake/muffin/biscuit recipe on the forum.
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Post by: Halex on July 23, 2012, 09:22:00 am
Thanks JD, yes I thought she was an oldie.

 :)
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Post by: trudy on July 23, 2012, 10:00:07 am
Thanks Judy.  Yes I had a great day catching up with you too.  Yes I know I haven't had much to say these past few months but was away for nearly 10 weeks and since we got home have had trouble keeping up with all the posts.  Will try and be on more!!!!
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Post by: dede on July 23, 2012, 10:34:50 am
Wow just reading up on all you guys who have had bad experiences with doctors. It's not good when we rely on these doctors to keep us ticking. Can be scary thought that something serious can be missed to the point of being to late :(
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 23, 2012, 10:50:04 am
Yes, I don't trust doctors easily. Luckily I have lots of friends in medical professions who I do trust, so I always go to them for advice first ;)
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on July 24, 2012, 12:03:41 am
Doing some washing, cooking a chicken casserole and then off to the hairdressers.  ;D ;D

Because it's raining here I will have to venture up to the granny flat to use the dryer. First time I've been up there since the cat arrived.


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Post by: Amy :-) on July 24, 2012, 12:42:01 am
Doing some washing, cooking a chicken casserole and then off to the hairdressers.  ;D ;D

Because it's raining here I will have to venture up to the granny flat to use the dryer. First time I've been up there since the cat arrived.

YAY for the hairdressers!! :D :D :D

Not so yay for the cat in the granny flat :-))

I'm just off to my PT session :)
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Post by: deedub on July 24, 2012, 07:46:27 am
Kids are having swimming lessons right now so I'm catching up on here, emails, Facebook etc. I noticed one of my FB friends who is a blogger (not food related) has written an entry about TMX and our own Helene has commented - small world! Here's the link
http://http://justbaustralia.com.au/be-happy/life-thermo-mixed-up-16906/ (http://http://justbaustralia.com.au/be-happy/life-thermo-mixed-up-16906/)
Just a bit of fun.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 24, 2012, 07:51:22 am
3 hours with PT this morning ;D

45 minute spin bike
Weights for back and legs
30 minutes x-trainer
15 minutes treadmill
15 minutes summit stepper
Weights for shoulders and abdominals

Good stretches in between ;)

Feeling good now. Watch out study! :D
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Post by: Droverjess on July 24, 2012, 07:57:42 am
Deedub please post the link again, it won't work thanks v much.
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Post by: judydawn on July 24, 2012, 08:20:41 am
Tidied up some kitchen cupboards then interrupted by visitors.  No cooking today, leftovers for lunch and tea.
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Post by: cookie1 on July 24, 2012, 09:02:25 am
Hally you are very correct re doctors not listening. They just do their spiel and don't stop for anything. If you interrupt them they almost start again. I've noticed it with a few of them lately.

I've dug some ginger that I grew today. I was so excited. I put it in last year and it came up but then died down again. It came up this year and has just died down. I thought it would be impossible to grow here. It's next to the 2 pineapples that have fruit on them at the moment so perhaps they all think they are in FNQ. ;)
I'll post a photo later.
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Post by: cookie1 on July 24, 2012, 10:24:49 am
(http://img.tapatalk.com/78912c4f-69f7-a900.jpg)Here it is.
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Post by: judydawn on July 24, 2012, 10:51:37 am
Clever Cookie  ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on July 24, 2012, 11:03:11 am
Thanks. I'm really thrilled.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 24, 2012, 11:04:11 am
I am really excited for you. How is the taste?

Gert
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Post by: Halex on July 24, 2012, 11:04:50 am
Wiw, cookie, fabulous ;D
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Post by: JulieO on July 24, 2012, 11:07:51 am
Excellent Cookie.  There's nothing better than using what you've grown yourself, such a thrill.  :D
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Post by: nazar on July 24, 2012, 11:34:27 am
ginger looks good , l have try to grow it before and have had no luck
just think  how much nicer taste it will be since its home grown chemical free yahhhh
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Post by: cookie1 on July 24, 2012, 11:46:33 am
Gert I haven't tasted it yet. In the morning probably.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 24, 2012, 11:48:04 am
Very clever Cookie, the ginger looks super ;)
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Post by: deedub on July 24, 2012, 12:39:20 pm
Deedub please post the link again, it won't work thanks v much.
Oops sorry about that. Hope this works
http://justbaustralia.com.au/be-happy/life-thermo-mixed-up-16906/ (http://justbaustralia.com.au/be-happy/life-thermo-mixed-up-16906/)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 24, 2012, 01:20:18 pm
Homemade homegrown ginger cookies for cookie? ;D
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 24, 2012, 01:38:36 pm
I just sent off an online job application. I'm very nervous. I don't know why. Maybe its because I've never applied for a job online ???

I'll just wait and see... :-))
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Post by: Droverjess on July 24, 2012, 10:18:59 pm
Good luck Amy.

Cleaned, tidied, cooked, washed, ridden pony, shopped, cooked and baked. And washed up, etc etc.
All in all a normal day for DJ!

But best of all had two lovely chats with old friends on the phone.
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 24, 2012, 10:35:55 pm
Getting ready to Bogor a bike ride. Procrastinating because it is so cold and I didn't bring my cycling jacket and shoe covers to Perth. I planned on going for a swim but my flat mate in the hotel is still asleep and has the only key with a gate pass for the car.
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Post by: Frozzie on July 24, 2012, 11:00:07 pm
Day spent Lazing by the pool enjoying the sunshine and heat.. Got a bit burnt but dont care... Sunshine 😁😁😁😁😁

Tonight went o see a film with my gf..

My turn to cook tomorrow..Usually i bring thermie but didnt this time but they know i can cook so as thy are out all morning they asked e to cook and was also asked by my gf dh if i could cook all dinners lol.. My dear gf isnt the best cook despite her best efforts e erything seems to taste very bland..positive side is im sure we are losing some weight as we arent eating much 😄😄... Love her dearly though!

Probably just make something simple like a filling salad, perhaps grill some meat and do an apple dessert.. One of chookies ones i think..
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 24, 2012, 11:58:07 pm
Today we are sending my brother back off to university. Since he turned up looking like a skeleton this time, mum and I have been putting together a food "parcel" for him to take back with him so he will at least eat something!
The "parcel" (its actually a crate and four bags :o) contains:
10 cans of soup, 4 cans of creamed rice, 7 tubs of reheatable soup, 4 tubs of flavoured instant rice, 3 packets of butter popcorn, 5 instant pasta meals, 4 pack of baked beans, 4 pack of spaghetti, 12 Up and Go breakfast drinks, 1 loaf of bread, 8 fruit and custard cups, 8 fruit and jelly cups, 2 boxes of breakfast biscuits, 8 packets of crackers, 5 bags of chips, 2 bags of mixed nuts, 1 tin of sustagen energy drink, 3 jars of peanut butter, 6 sesame snap snacks, 11 chocolate bars, 13 mini chocolate bars, 80 muesli bars, 94 instant porridge packets and 12 litres of long life milk.
We also chucked in 1 large bottle of multi-vitamins since he won't feed himself any vegetables, 2 packets of face wipes, 4 bars of soap, 1 large tube of toothpaste, 2 bottles of shampoo, 1 box of washing powder and an 8 pack of toilet rolls.

The hygiene stuff will probably last him a year.... the food will probably last him a week :-))
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Post by: desi on July 25, 2012, 12:05:09 am
What is it with boys who don't want to look after themselves and cook :o
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Post by: astarra on July 25, 2012, 12:07:09 am
Wow Amy!  :D That is a huge parcel!  :)  Has he changed his skeleton look while he has been home with all your yummy cooking?  :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 25, 2012, 12:10:26 am
What is it with boys who don't want to look after themselves and cook :o


I think its something to do with having poor male role models. My father is a lazy, ungrateful bum :-\

Wow Amy!  :D That is a huge parcel!  :)  Has he changed his skeleton look while he has been home with all your yummy cooking?  :)

I know! I'm very proud of it :D He has put on a little bit of weight, but he seems not to have as much of an appetite anymore. I guess his stomach has shrunk since he hasn't been eating properly :(
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Post by: fundj&e on July 25, 2012, 02:07:42 am
What is it with boys who don't want to look after themselves and cook :o


I think its something to do with having poor male role models. My father is a lazy, ungrateful bum :-\

:)

not all of the time Amy, some most are born that way lol
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Post by: obbie on July 25, 2012, 02:12:00 am
Thats a big food parcel Amy..
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Post by: deedub on July 25, 2012, 02:37:04 am
Just had coffee with a GF and now I'm at the carwash waiting for my poor car to get a long overdue wash & spruce up. My house might be a tip, but at least my car will be sparkling! Will try to get around to some housework this afternoon.
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Post by: Emme on July 25, 2012, 02:51:35 am
Good luck with job application Amy and that is one large food parcel.  I too have house cleaning to do deedub, but can't seem to find the energy today.  Cleaned out a storage cupboard and found a jar of pickled garlic I forgot was there and some tomato sauce from last year, only two bottles though and we have already started on this years.  Oh well, will have to brush up on my stock rotation skills.

Marie
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Post by: maddy on July 25, 2012, 03:35:09 am
Making the most of our power before the " dumb" meter is installed  :-))
I refused them last time, but it's going in today....would love to know exactly what the benefits to us will be, apart from higher bills  :-))

We have had a little excitement around here though...something in the nature of a big black cat......and I'm not talking about a feral cat either  ;)  can't say much at this point....but it will be interesting!
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Post by: judydawn on July 25, 2012, 04:20:47 am
Did you not have a choice with the installation of the smart metre maddy? Not heard anything good about having one of those, I hope your experience is better than what we've seen on current affair programmes.  You are a tease with the black cat story ;D
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 25, 2012, 04:46:04 am
What is it with boys who don't want to look after themselves and cook :o


I think its something to do with having poor male role models. My father is a lazy, ungrateful bum :-\

:)

not all of the time Amy, some most are born that way lol

Lol, yeah, you're probably right Uni :-)) They haven't got a chance really do they? All that testosterone and not enough oestrogen ;D

Thats a big food parcel Amy..

Tell me about it! We hid it in my bedroom, so I had to carry it all out to the living room. Good thing I lift weights... ;)

Good luck with job application Amy.

Marie

Thanks Marie :)
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Post by: maddy on July 25, 2012, 05:08:43 am
Did you not have a choice with the installation of the smart metre maddy?

In a nutshell, no.  They are installing them in our area, I could keep refusing, but ultimately they will be installed in all households...and if I don't comply, I will have to foot the costs  :-))

  You are a tease with the black cat story ;D

LOL...I know.  It's all very "CSI" at the moment....time will tell all  :)

Lots of luck  Amy  :-*
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Post by: obbie on July 25, 2012, 05:19:53 am
let us know how it goes Maddy.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 25, 2012, 05:32:51 am
Lots of luck  Amy  :-*

Thank you Maddy :D
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Post by: keiramax on July 25, 2012, 06:07:22 am
Good luck with the job application Amy - what are you applying for?  It's nice that you are looking about your brother. 

Have been moving fruit trees.  I'm trying to rescue some of our trees in the orchard we planted 8 years ago.  They have always struggled due to the draught now the deer are destroying all the trees.  I moving them closer to the house so I can keep and eye on them.  Not sure if they will do any good but it's worth a try.  So far I've moved 4 (2 plums, 1 fig and a bay tree)  My goal is to try and move 1 a day, not sure I'll be able to move the apple trees as they are quiet big.  May have to wait until next year and start again.  Oh well, live and learn.

At least the exercise is good.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 25, 2012, 06:14:16 am
Just a waitressing job at the moment keiramax, but I'm also looking out for a job which might suit my qualifications since I do have some ;)
Moving those fruit trees sounds like a big job :o I hope you don't hurt yourself.
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Post by: dede on July 25, 2012, 06:15:48 am
That is a huge parcel :o, but what a great idea.
DS is heading away soon for 2 weeks to TAFE for his apprenticeship and will be staying in a self contained unit, will have to make a care package up for him like this. :D
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 25, 2012, 06:18:05 am
Hopefully your boy might be more willing to eat healthy foods though Mandi? Would he cook for himself?

We just had to fill my brother's with anything and everything so that he will at least EAT, so I know there are some unhealthy foods in there :-))
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: dede on July 25, 2012, 06:20:07 am
He definitely won't cook except for heating things in the microwave :)
I will go shopping the day before he goes and get a whole heap of things for him.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 25, 2012, 06:30:03 am
Teenagers :-))
Lucky your DS is only away for 2 weeks ;D
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Post by: mcmich on July 25, 2012, 07:08:36 am
We have had a little excitement around here though...something in the nature of a big black cat......and I'm not talking about a feral cat either  ;)  can't say much at this point....but it will be interesting!
Maddy, we supposedly have a big black cat in our area. I haven't seen it personally but there have been sightings and they had a posse after it a couple of weeks ago. Probably urban myth run amok.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on July 25, 2012, 07:10:59 am
I'm not following the black cat story... is it code for something? ???
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Post by: obbie on July 25, 2012, 07:25:28 am
working at work... ;D
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Post by: mcmich on July 25, 2012, 07:37:22 am
Working today, so all is good.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 25, 2012, 09:27:59 am
I have just taken great delight in cleaning the bathroom because I know it will now stay clean for at least 3-4 weeks since my hairy, dirty brother will no longer be using it :D
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Post by: Halex on July 25, 2012, 10:29:43 am
LOL Amy ;D

Wait till you have kids ;D ;D ;D :D
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Post by: astarra on July 25, 2012, 10:34:36 am
LOL Amy ;D

Wait till you have kids ;D ;D ;D :D
And a husband.... ;) :D - na, they are great. (well mine is, anyway)  :D
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 25, 2012, 10:42:01 am
Jeez, thank girls... :-)) ;D Maybe I should become a nun. Then I wouldn't have to worry about those things ;)
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Post by: Droverjess on July 25, 2012, 11:39:50 am
LOL Amy you were made for family life, but get started on a career first!
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 25, 2012, 11:47:08 am
That sounds like good advice, thanks DJ ;D

I don't even know what nuns do apart from not have s*x ???
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 25, 2012, 12:03:30 pm
That sounds like good advice, thanks DJ ;D

I don't even know what nuns do apart from not have s*x ???

I  am not so sure about that Amy.

Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 25, 2012, 12:05:11 pm
Are the movies lying to me again Gertie? :-))
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Post by: judydawn on July 25, 2012, 12:06:18 pm
I  am not so sure about that Amy.

Gert

 :D :D :D :D :o :o :o :o
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 25, 2012, 12:11:43 pm
Have you ever spoken to a nun Amy?

Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 25, 2012, 12:12:22 pm
Nope, just saw one on TV ;D
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Post by: Jadey on July 25, 2012, 02:19:26 pm
First day back at work today. And now I could use a holiday  :-))
It's kinda nice to be earning money again but I'm such a homebody, I never get bored at home, and hubby is home so I missed him.
I wish I could have been home and cooked something yummy for him instead.

Jadey  :)
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Post by: Droverjess on July 25, 2012, 03:52:08 pm
Big tidy up of kitchen, hall and breakfast room.
Including cupboards, very slow task.

Plus DH had burst hydraulic pipe on trailer and am on 3rd attempt to get clothes clean..

Tried miracle spray, waited 10 mins, then he powder.
Still residue so then fairy liquid rubbed in all over, waited an hour. Rinsed suds off now in machine with aerial bio. Will report later. Shirt new this summer and one of his better pairs of work trousers, of course!

Made lots of packed food for him to take away.
Made bread.
Now gonna make lemon drizzle at DD request, she s on 12 hr shifts too.

Am working tomorrow.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 25, 2012, 07:35:55 pm
Walked the dog early at 7.00am. Went out for coffee at 10.30 and sat in a friends beautiful garden and caught up with all the news.Walked the dog again,mad I know in the heat of the afternoon but I walked as much as possible in the shade.We were both very hot when we got back home :P
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Post by: obbie on July 25, 2012, 09:34:20 pm
Drinking coffee so far....
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Post by: Droverjess on July 25, 2012, 09:58:36 pm
Hydraulic disaster update
Shirt ok...
Trousers left overnight with fairy on remaining oil patches...
Wash for 4th time tomorrow, if no good will give up!
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Post by: Frozzie on July 25, 2012, 10:47:41 pm
More sun, more colour, more pool.. Some shopping .. Clothes... Relaxing.. 😁
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Post by: Droverjess on July 25, 2012, 10:51:14 pm
Pool envy.....
Enjoy!
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 25, 2012, 10:58:01 pm
First day back at work today. And now I could use a holiday  :-))
It's kinda nice to be earning money again but I'm such a homebody, I never get bored at home, and hubby is home so I missed him.
I wish I could have been home and cooked something yummy for him instead.

Jadey  :)

Catch 22 Jadey. We have all been there.  Soon be Christmas.

Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 25, 2012, 11:46:02 pm
Its not even 7am and I have vacuumed the floors, done a load of washing and put the rubbish out. Now I am taking a moment to enjoy my breakfast :)
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Post by: Wonder on July 26, 2012, 12:03:36 am
Amy you are fantastic, wished my 17 year old did even 1/10th of what you are prepared to do around the house.
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Post by: Halex on July 26, 2012, 12:06:24 am
Wow Amy, you are such a great daughter. A joy for your mum.
 :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 26, 2012, 12:10:58 am
Thanks Wonder and Hally :D
I have been told a few times that I'm not like most other teenagers. Or maybe most other teenagers are not like me ;D
But I'm sure they all have other attributes that I don't have ;)
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Post by: deedub on July 26, 2012, 01:13:44 am
I'm sure when they said you weren't like other teenagers they meant it in a good way, Amy!
Today I'm working from home - internet slow today, still waiting for my 51 emails to download so I can see what's been happening work-wise over the last 2 days. Meanwhile I've paid bills and started on my tax return  :D.
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Post by: dede on July 26, 2012, 01:21:44 am
Amy (see I got your name right) you are amazing :D

Glad I went for my walk this morning cause it's raining now. Better get out to the workshop and do some framing now.
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Post by: obbie on July 26, 2012, 02:55:13 am
shopping.. Now at work again.. :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 26, 2012, 05:05:15 am
I'm sure when they said you weren't like other teenagers they meant it in a good way, Amy!

I've always hoped so! ;D

Amy (see I got your name right) you are amazing :D

5 gold stars for Mandi because she remembered my name!! :D :D :D
Thank you :-*

Good thing you got your walk in Mandi. Walking on the spot inside in front of the TV doesn't really work the same. Trust me, I've tried it :-))

shopping.. Now at work again.. :)

Work = $$ =  ;D
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Post by: obbie on July 26, 2012, 05:16:46 am
work = play on computer, answer phones, book jobs for DH, sell some boy things, =  $$  watch the traffic, people walking around outside.   Very funny what people do when they don't realize they being seen...
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 26, 2012, 05:33:58 am
LOL ;D
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Post by: dede on July 26, 2012, 06:35:57 am
I'm sure when they said you weren't like other teenagers they meant it in a good way, Amy!

I've always hoped so! ;D

Amy (see I got your name right) you are amazing :D

5 gold stars for Mandi because she remembered my name!! :D :D :D
Thank you :-*

Good thing you got your walk in Mandi. Walking on the spot inside in front of the TV doesn't really work the same. Trust me, I've tried it :-))

shopping.. Now at work again.. :)

Work = $$ =  ;D

Thanks Amber ;)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 26, 2012, 08:23:52 am
 :-)) ;D
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Post by: Frozzie on July 26, 2012, 08:46:43 am
Let me think 😄😄😄😄
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Post by: Droverjess on July 26, 2012, 04:06:43 pm
Worked, moved pony twice, to prevent eating too much grass, worked, tea break and on here posted some recipes in  cakes.
Now back to work.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 26, 2012, 05:24:54 pm
Worked, moved pony twice, to prevent eating too much grass, worked, tea break and on here posted some recipes in  cakes.
Now back to work.
You certainly are one busy lady but thank you for taking the time to post the cake recipes. :)
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Post by: Droverjess on July 26, 2012, 10:41:05 pm
Glad to share.... After all I've had some great recipes from here too.

 I Will be bit quiet over weekend though.
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 27, 2012, 03:53:57 am
Sitting in day 2 of a professional learning session. We are in teams of 2 rewriting PD modules for delivery to schools. I can feel my brain going numb.
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Post by: obbie on July 27, 2012, 03:55:42 am
Sounds like hard work Dash..
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Post by: keiramax on July 27, 2012, 05:25:53 am
Thinking about the veggie garden today and what to plant this year.  The wattle is all started to come out which means spring is around the corner, time to start raising seeds and getting the beds ready.
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Post by: astarra on July 27, 2012, 07:28:25 am
Today I worked out how and what I want in this year's vege garden....must've been hit by spring fever. Think the beautiful day got me into that mode.  :) I also made 2 turkish breads into pizzas for DHs lunches. Then had a friend bring her 2 girls around to give the lamb his bottle, they stayed for 3 hrs - I cuddled her snuggly 4mth old baby for most of the time.  :-*  Also I got DD to & from school, did 3 loads of washing, emptied the d-washer, Made breakfast, lunch and tea (still cooking), got wash in and folded AND put away, looked after mum with the flu, miss 3 with croup and miss 18mths with a chest infection. :-)) .... cleaned bathrooms and 2 bedtroom's windows. And normal tidying and vacuuming.

(BTW: mum and the sick kids were not near the visiting kids - but I needent to have worried so much, her kids have croup too!)
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Post by: mcmich on July 27, 2012, 07:29:25 am
Worked then took DH to the airport.
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Post by: Nikkit on July 27, 2012, 07:37:52 am
I'm exhausted just reading about what you have done astarra...Whew!
The usual morning rush, kids, dogs, horses fed and out the door to school (kids)  and paddock (horses and dogs).
Then I've had a meeting with deputy principle re Miss 15's school work. ATAR is giving me a headache and I'm not the one doing it  ??? Miss 15 is working really hard, but just not getting the grades they want her to get.
Now I'm up to my eyeballs in tax and BAS and it is doing my head in as ... well ... it is tax. And they've changed the rules and I just don't get it!
Now I'm procrastinating!
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Post by: EmeraldSue on July 27, 2012, 07:48:32 am
Oh, I know how you feel Nikkit. I have had to stay home today as I've had a gas space heater installed. I have spent the day sifting through paperwork- a job I keep on putting off. How can one household accumulate so much paper?
I have ditched about 5 years worth of school newsletters and dealt with the pile of papers in my kitchen basket.
I have also sifted through DH's tax "filing system". That is a loose term for an old wine box that he has thrown all his paperwork into since I did his tax last year >:( I have it sorted into manilla folders, so that when I do his tax, i will be able to find everything... well, that's the theory anyway.
I just have the last little bit to do, but I'm procrastinating by spending some time on the forum. ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on July 27, 2012, 08:54:57 am
I know exactly how you both feel. I have spent the entire day working on Ma in laws finances which have to be submited to the state administrative tribunal each year as DH is her guardian. It is supposed to come up with an equal amount over the year. This year I am $4.18 out so if they don't like that they know what they can do. :-\
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 27, 2012, 09:28:38 am
Astarra, you are amazing with the amount you get done in a day :D :-*

I had a horrible night last night so didn't sleep well. I felt sick when I got up this morning, didn't think I was going to have a good day, but I went to the first of my nutrition classes and the ladies are all so lovely that I did end up feeling better :)
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Post by: mcmich on July 27, 2012, 09:34:03 am
How's your Grandpa Amy?
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Post by: deedub on July 27, 2012, 09:35:56 am
Glad you're feeling better Amy. I was at work today, picked up kids then straight home to cook dinner.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 27, 2012, 09:40:53 am
How's your Grandpa Amy?

He is a bit better thanks DFM :) They sent him home a couple of days ago and the first thing he wanted to do was prune the budlia :-)) He doesn't understand that its dangerous for him to be doing things like that. So we are glad he is home but worried that he will do something and hurt himself :(

Thanks deedub :)
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Post by: mcmich on July 27, 2012, 09:50:57 am
That's good to hear.  :)
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Post by: Nikkit on July 28, 2012, 01:33:15 am
Cookie - I wish I had been only $4.18 out. I "lost" $2000 somewhere in the paperwork/computer/receipts/goodness only knows where!  :o Was tearing my hair out for a couple of hours until it miraculously appeared again. ???  Does my head in! I do a rather large happy dance when at the end of each 3 months everything tallies up. Until I have to write the cheque for the tax man to go on his all expenses paid round the world in first class trip!
ES - that's my next job, shredding paperwork that we no longer need to keep. But I think I may have to venture up into the roof space to bring some down. Best bring some down before I put more up there, would hate it if the ceiling collapsed due to too much paper!
Wonder if I could send the tax office a bill for "collapsed ceiling due to having to keep too much paperwork" ?  :D
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 28, 2012, 01:41:53 am
There may be a few out there who do not know that your local YAPS or RSPCA love shredded  paper or newspaper not shredded.

Gert
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Post by: dede on July 28, 2012, 02:45:22 am
Just come back from a nice hour walk, I zig zagged up and down streets, down to the river, then back up again, down to the river again then back up. Got 22 flights of stairs into my walk so far today :)
And the sun is shining which is a nice change from yesterday when we were covered in fog until 1.30pm :(
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 28, 2012, 06:14:41 am
Bought some slippers :) They are purple with green, yellow and light purple flowers on them :D
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Post by: mcmich on July 28, 2012, 06:48:40 am
Sounds pretty Amy, are they for the retreat?
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Post by: jakodai on July 28, 2012, 07:13:22 am
I'm sorry I've been MIA for the past week everyone, I've felt very rude! Thank you all for the lovely words/thoughts about DS. I think I was just feeling sorry for myself for the situation that we're in. It's just so frustrating. It doesn't matter where we go, we're constantly met with incompetence. We got his hearing test results in the mail the other day, and teh lady who did them has said that his hearing is impaired, but his hearing is 'just adequate for normal speech and language development'. Language, yes. Speech, no. It annoys me that this has come back like that, because the only reason we picked up on the problems that he's having is because of his speech development. He mispronounces many letters (eg: he pronounces 'g' like the 'g' in 'ground' as opposed to like the 'g' in 'gee', 'f' is pronounced like 'g' - four is 'gour') and this can't be corrected until his ears are corrected. There's no word on his operation date yet, but I'm going to try and get him on the waiting list at different hospitals. The Eye & Ear hospital in the city had the shortest waiting periods for 2010/2011 according to the data that I've found.

ANYWAY, things have been crazy busy at work, which is why I haven't been on line, but it does look like things will start to settle down now so everything should fall back in to place.
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Post by: mcmich on July 28, 2012, 07:21:25 am
I'm glad things are falling back into place jakodai. It's very hard being a working mother.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 28, 2012, 10:27:41 am
Sounds pretty Amy, are they for the retreat?

They are very pretty DFM :D I think I will definitely be bringing them on the retreat! As long as everyone promises not to steal them because of how pretty they are :-)) ;D

Don't apologise Amanda, we can see how stressful this must be for you. Just take care of yourself and DS :-*
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Post by: jakodai on July 28, 2012, 12:47:24 pm
:-)

My problem is that when I'm stressed, I tend to avoid the things that would help me relax. Not deliberately, of course. I love this forum, and it makes me think about something other than work or hospital appointments!
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 28, 2012, 03:04:38 pm
Not sure where I should post this, but DD and I came back from a walk and shopping to find a girl sitting down on the sidewalk opposite our house next to a motorbike and a guy on one pointing to our house and next door neighbors more than was comfortable. I really felt like our house was being cased. A little more than uneasy tonight and will be on red alert for the next week. Have a dog. He is old and blind - not much good. Don't even have a softball bat, so will keep the mobile next to me and lock my bedroom door. Police will be 10 mins away if the station is manned. Have rolled down the blinds so no blinking tv or computer lights will show, and keep manually changing the outside lights. Will probs get up during the night and change the outside lights in case anyone is watching (help - next I will be wearing an alfoil helmet...) Thank god I know our neighbor has a gun and he would come through the back fence like Ned Kelly to protect us  ;D  (have never been broken into before, but I tell you these people were sus)
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Post by: dragongirly on July 28, 2012, 03:24:36 pm
Good grief CP - stay safe!  Hope everything is ok and you don't need to call the police or you neighbour. And thank you - your post reminded me I need to go and lock the gate.

Oh in lieu of a softball bat (which is very handy to have)  - rolling pin :)

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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 28, 2012, 04:03:28 pm
yeah I wish I could lift the rolling pin mum gave me, but we are both on red alert. she has just come home from girlfriends chat night and admitted that she was sus also. we are making alternative arrangements inside our home...not happy  :-[
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Post by: *suzanne* on July 28, 2012, 04:30:29 pm
Wow CP I hope all is ok, it sure is terrible when we can't even feel safe in our own homes.

Today we went to DS2's footy then it was team photos which took half the day, cleaned the house, did all the washing and then we went to the IL's for dinner and among all of that DS1 has caught the cold that everybody in the family (except me) has had so hopefully that's the end of sickness for the year
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Post by: judydawn on July 28, 2012, 04:36:33 pm
I hope everything is OK CP? Is DH away?
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 28, 2012, 05:14:24 pm
DH is FIFO. DD has come home from being with her girlfriends and now we are going to lock up tight. She didn;t like the look of those people opposite our house today, and now we will go into lock down for the rest of the week. She is sleeping with me tonight and I will lock my bedroom door and all doors that could get to us - scary!
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Post by: Frozzie on July 28, 2012, 08:15:47 pm
Oh hope all is ok cp... I doubt they would be hanging around casing the place like that though .. If it was legit they would be alot more discreet than sitting across the road...just go bonkers like a crazy woman if anyone were to come o to your property..half the time people are scared of crazy .. Seriously though hope you at least sleep easy.. I have or had two dogs able to have a go at anyone, an alarm with sos codes and buttons and high rigid femcing and closed metallic solid gate and i still feel u easy when dh is not home..
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 28, 2012, 10:38:05 pm
That's worrying.  A few years ago I was sleeping with the sliding doors wide open when I say a tiny flash light at the back fence. There were two kids climbing my fence to steal my garden solar lights. A bit stupid as they give off quite a lot of light early after dark. Anyway I turned on the high beam outside light and stepped outside stark naked. That was enough to frighten them off. I found out later that quite a few of the neighbours had their lights  stolen that night.

I would be the opposite I think. I would turn all the lights on, open the blinds and invite them in while holding my cricket bat in hand..

Hope younger some sleep this week.

Gert
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Post by: Halex on July 28, 2012, 10:42:41 pm
Oh CP that is scary. How dare they intimidate you in front of your house.

Hope all is OK.

H
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Post by: goldfish on July 28, 2012, 10:44:23 pm
CP - if you haven't already - report it to the police.  I agree with Gert!!  Do you have an alarm system??  Do hope it all goes away and you can get some sleep.  When does DH get back?
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Post by: Frozzie on July 28, 2012, 10:53:20 pm
I agree call the police station and report the weird people not from your street hanging about...often they will drive by during the night to check there is nothing weird going on... My gf had some creepy guy come into her neighbours garden and she rang the police and they drove by her house seceral times during the night..
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Post by: obbie on July 28, 2012, 11:53:39 pm
CP i hope you are ok.
Yes report it to police.
They will drive around and check at nite.

We have 2  police officers in our estate.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 12:41:29 am
How disturbing CP :( I really hope nothing bad happens to you and your family. Those people do sound very strange. I agree with the others that you should let the police know.
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Post by: judydawn on July 29, 2012, 03:47:41 am
Anyway I turned on the high beam outside light and stepped outside stark naked.

You betcha that would be enough to frighten them off Gretchen - I love your guts to do something like that.  I'd be bashed and robbed whilst I was getting myself attired to confront them  :-))
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 29, 2012, 03:56:25 am
all was ok last night. Quite a few breakins around here, but we have fortunately never been - touch wood, but I think our turn will come eventually. They looked really sus, and I must tell the neighbour today as they were broken into not so long ago. DD and I slept like logs once we had locked ourselves in the bedroom. DH comes home Wed night, although he would sleep through a train coming through the bedroom wall.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 04:02:57 am
Glad to hear you were safe last night CP :)

This morning I was enjoying a lovely bike ride in the sunshine until an unfortunate turn of events caused me to get up close and personal with the bitumen... in other words, I fell off :(
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Post by: judydawn on July 29, 2012, 04:29:41 am
Do you have a dog CP?  It might be a good idea seeing as you girls are left home alone quite a lot.
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Post by: obbie on July 29, 2012, 05:52:42 am
Amy are you ok, Hope not too many scratches.       Glad your ok CP, report anything to police, it their job to protect you..

My nephews bought me a big black expensive torch years ago, in case I got broken in to, just to hit them with.. Never use it yet..
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Post by: judydawn on July 29, 2012, 05:56:45 am
Oops, forgot to ask you if you were graze free Amy - these accidents usually leave us more shaken than hurt.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 06:02:44 am
Thanks Robyn, and don't worry Judy, I won't hold it against you ;) ;D
Just a few grazes on my elbow, hands and knees, but I think I twisted my back when I landed on my hip, so that is hurting quite a lot now :( But I will be fine :)
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Post by: Emme on July 29, 2012, 07:10:09 am
Amy, sorry to hear about your fall.  Glad you were not seriously hurt.
CP.  Stay safe.  It is a horrible feeling to know someone is possibly casing your home. 
Take care

Marie
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Post by: judydawn on July 29, 2012, 07:12:15 am
Your aches and pains may get worse before they get better Amy, especially if you have put something out in your back. You may need someone to look at it if it doesn't ease.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 07:14:34 am
Thanks Marie :)

I think you're right Judy. I might make an appointment with my chiropractor just so he can check that nothing is out of place.
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Post by: judydawn on July 29, 2012, 07:52:51 am
That's what I was going to suggest but I didn't know if you had a chiropractor.  I have never been to one in my life but my Mum swears by hers.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 07:55:39 am
After all the trouble I've had with my back, I definitely have a chiropractor ;) He is from California ;D
I wouldn't go to any old chiropractor though, some of them can be brutal :o
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Post by: obbie on July 29, 2012, 08:11:48 am
Yes Amy,some can be brutal.

Make sure he warms you up first, hot towels ect...
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 08:14:48 am
He is very good Robyn, he uses a little clicky thing that looks like a sonic screwdriver :) Do you know the thing I mean?
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Post by: obbie on July 29, 2012, 08:16:27 am
Yes Amy, I have seen those.

I like a good hard massage, and hot towels, then the chiropractor can work on me.. :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 08:18:05 am
Mmmmm, I think I would love that too Robyn :) My back muscles get very tight because I'm always tense :-))
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Post by: obbie on July 29, 2012, 08:20:30 am
Amy, do you do any stretches. they help. :D

Sometimes that's all I need, is to do a stretch work out.  I had a  back massage last week, as thats one I can't do myself. So good.

I am always doing other people. :D
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 08:25:20 am
I do some stretches, but I probably should do more :-))

When I come and visit you, will you do a massage for me? :)
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Post by: obbie on July 29, 2012, 08:29:55 am
Yes Amy I will.

Remember  I am in FNQ, but visit if you ever can.. :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 08:33:55 am
Thanks Robyn :D

Yes, I remember you are a long way away. It would be a good reason for a holiday for me :) And we could go and see Gert while I'm over there too :D
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 29, 2012, 08:38:59 am
Glad to here that you are ok Amy.  Last year I crashed my bike and broke my wrist. All healed now but still not 100%.

This morning I went for a nice long 20km run. It felt good. Nothing unusual happened.
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Post by: obbie on July 29, 2012, 08:41:50 am
Yes Amy, but if you ever want to visit, great...
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 08:55:34 am
Glad to here that you are ok Amy.  Last year I crashed my bike and broke my wrist. All healed now but still not 100%.

This morning I went for a nice long 20km run. It felt good. Nothing unusual happened.

Thanks Dash :) I am a very cautious rider so I don't think I will have too many accidents. Fingers crossed anyway :-))
Thats a shame about your wrist. Its frustrating when we have injuries that never heal properly :(
How long did the 20km take you?

Yes Amy, but if you ever want to visit, great...

I want to see your lemon tree :D
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 29, 2012, 09:01:08 am

Thanks Dash :) I am a very cautious rider so I don't think I will have too many accidents. Fingers crossed anyway :-))
Thats a shame about your wrist. Its frustrating when we have injuries that never heal properly :(
How long did the 20km take you?


I try to ride cautiously but accidents happen when you ride fast in groups. I am going back to the surgeon who fixed my wrist and I am hoping he will see something simple that might be easily fixed.

I ran the 20k in 1:51.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 09:28:07 am
Like the accidents you see on TV? Some of those look pretty nasty. I hope the surgeon can do something too Dash :)

Would you say 1:51 a good time for that distance? I've never run that far, so I'm not sure.
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Post by: mcmich on July 29, 2012, 09:35:11 am
That's worrying.  A few years ago I was sleeping with the sliding doors wide open when I say a tiny flash light at the back fence. There were two kids climbing my fence to steal my garden solar lights. A bit stupid as they give off quite a lot of light early after dark. Anyway I turned on the high beam outside light and stepped outside stark naked. That was enough to frighten them off. I found out later that quite a few of the neighbours had their lights  stolen that night.

I would be the opposite I think. I would turn all the lights on, open the blinds and invite them in while holding my cricket bat in hand..

Hope younger some sleep this week.

Gert
And would you suggest naked Gert? You are ingenious.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 29, 2012, 09:44:47 am
That's worrying.  A few years ago I was sleeping with the sliding doors wide open when I say a tiny flash light at the back fence. There were two kids climbing my fence to steal my garden solar lights. A bit stupid as they give off quite a lot of light early after dark. Anyway I turned on the high beam outside light and stepped outside stark naked. That was enough to frighten them off. I found out later that quite a few of the neighbours had their lights  stolen that night.

I would be the opposite I think. I would turn all the lights on, open the blinds and invite them in while holding my cricket bat in hand..

Hope younger some sleep this week.

Gert
And would you suggest naked Gert? You are ingenious.

Whatever works. I was not going to take the time to put my robe on . I,called the police but told rhem not to bother coming out tonight as I doubted very much they would be back. Nextday they came to tell me they had other calls as well but not until morning  when ppl discovered the had missing lights.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on July 29, 2012, 12:35:00 pm
CP did you advise police? We had some undesirables hanging around once when we were away and DD called the police and said she was quite worried and was by herself. They were great and came by several times. The first time they actually called at the house to say we are here and will keep an eye out. We were very impressed.


Today we had a run with the club in the old car. It was freezing but great fun. We didn't conk out thank goodness as DH only got it back on the road yesterday after replacing a part in the diff that had disintegrated .
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 12:41:42 pm
Today we had a run with the club in the old car. It was freezing but great fun. We didn't conk out thank goodness as DH only got it back on the road yesterday after replacing a part in the diff that had disintegrated .

What sort of old car do you have Cookie? My step-dad has a 1948 Lanchester.
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Post by: cookie1 on July 29, 2012, 01:02:26 pm
DH has a 1930 soft top Model A, this one is licensed and we use it. He also has a 1930 hard top Model A that is nearly ready for licensing. He has restored that one and a 1928 Model A ute that is in 1000's of bits. They are all Fords and gorgeous.
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Post by: dede on July 29, 2012, 01:12:58 pm
Your DH certainly has a love for old cars cookie. Would be so rewarding seeing the restored finished car after all his hard work. I think it's wonderful.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 01:16:06 pm
Wow, they sound impressive cookie, and DH must be very clever to restore them :D

My step-dad only has one vintage car, but he has hundreds of vintage radios which he has restored. When he moved in we had to build a shed to put them all in. And then buy cabinets and sideboards to display them in the house. I think my bedroom is the only room without a vintage radio :-))
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 29, 2012, 02:45:27 pm
Like the accidents you see on TV? Some of those look pretty nasty. I hope the surgeon can do something too Dash :)

Would you say 1:51 a good time for that distance? I've never run that far, so I'm not sure.

Not as bad as the crashes you see on TV Amy. I've crashed 3 times once I got a bad case of gravel rash, just laid the bike down around a corner and slid up the road. Once it was just a little fall going slowly and there was no damage to me or the bike. The one where I broke my wrist was not bad either. Slowing down to stop with the group and someone turned in front of me. I clipped him and wnet over the handle bars. Not a bad fall just landed wrong.

I would say a good time for 20km is closer to 90 minutes.  I was not trying to go fast. I am training for a marathon and long runs are usually run slowly so that you can recover well enough for the next day's/week's training.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 30, 2012, 12:20:22 am
It sounds like you've been pretty lucky then Dash. But I would say breaking a bone is a little bit bad. I've never done it, but I imagine it probably hurts?

Ah, okay, thats handy to know. I'm not sure how long these triathlons are that my PT is training me for, but I was going to do a 21km charity run sometime. October I think. So 90-100 minutes would be a good time to aim for :) How long is the marathon you're training for?
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Post by: Wonder on July 30, 2012, 12:37:50 am
I would love to be able to do 20kms in 90mins, i've only ever been a slow jogger but I'm trying to increase my speed at the moment but would still be much slower than that. Which marathon are you training for Dash? My sister is doing the Brisbane one next week and then she's off to do the Macchu Pichu marathon in Peru in a few weeks, she uses them as an excuse to travel.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 30, 2012, 01:33:11 am
It sounds like you've been pretty lucky then Dash. But I would say breaking a bone is a little bit bad. I've never done it, but I imagine it probably hurts?

Ah, okay, thats handy to know. I'm not sure how long these triathlons are that my PT is training me for, but I was going to do a 21km charity run sometime. October I think. So 90-100 minutes would be a good time to aim for :) How long is the marathon you're training for?

Amy a marathon is   42.195 kilometres or  26miles  and 385 yards.

The year before the Sydney Olympics  in 2000 there was  a trial marathon on the road. I was responsible for accepting ALL of the entries for  the race. I processed applications put them all in a data base to be further processed  by my mate in NZ. I was there at the finish to hold one end of the ribbon for the winner. That  was after spending  several  hours processing sangers  and drinks for the crew who were in charge of the timing for the marathon.

I had a bucket load of interesting stamps from all over the world. I met an great many people as well  and had the privilege of meeting up with a few Olympic  officials.  Well maybe that was Not such a privilege as most were totals wankers  who could not organise a piss up in a brewery.

I did this all in an old DOS program which I had not a clue how to use and in fact had not many skills on the computer at all at that stage.

I spent many agonising  hours for very little reward  and I would never  do it again.  It was no fun at the end of the marathon as believe me the runners came home in all kinds of condition and smelling particularly  disgusting .  I then helped move and carry the half dead to waiting stretchers. It was a very hot day.

Marathon runners are a whole 'nother breed of people.

Gert
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Post by: keiramax on July 30, 2012, 05:41:41 am
I have never understood why they call them fun runs.

Did a good deed today, save a kookaburra that was in the middle of the road and took it to the local wildlife carer.  She was lovely as she showed my DD all the animals she had in care.  DD patted a wallaby and looked at baby lizard and birds.  I hope the kooka makes a full recovery.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 30, 2012, 05:50:57 am
Wow, thats a good story Gert ;D

And that was a very good deed you did keiramax, thank you for being so caring of wildlife :-*

Today I went to my personal training session as per usual. I was running on the treadmill, halfway through telling my trainer about falling off my bike yesterday, and guess what I did??? I tripped on the treadmill. I landed on my knees, and the treadmill just kept going, and I could feel layers of my skin being ripped off :o
THANK GOD my trainer was right next to me, because he grabbed me and pulled me off. It was very scary and my knees hurt a lot :(
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Post by: cookie1 on July 30, 2012, 05:54:11 am
Amy I saw a first timer do that at geriatric gym one day. The poor thing just fell and had no idea what to do. Of course she never came back again, so sad.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 30, 2012, 06:02:53 am
Oh the poor lady :( It is terrifying cookie. I don't know what I would have done if my trainer hadn't been there. I'm lucky I didn't try and stop myself with my hands or something :-X
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Post by: jakodai on July 30, 2012, 06:46:31 am
I was at the gym a while ago, and a girl who was paying no attention to what she was doing and was showing off way too much, got on to a treadmill that some halfwit had left running - she ended up with a broken wrist. So you're lucky Amy - treadmills can be nasty!
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 30, 2012, 06:50:55 am
Oh man, I would never try and get on a treadmill while it was going, unless it was going extremely slowly. She was a silly girl to do that!
Trust me, I know how lucky I am ;) My knees don't feel very lucky right now though, they are burning terribly :(
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 30, 2012, 01:29:21 pm
I would love to be able to do 20kms in 90mins, i've only ever been a slow jogger but I'm trying to increase my speed at the moment but would still be much slower than that. Which marathon are you training for Dash? My sister is doing the Brisbane one next week and then she's off to do the Macchu Pichu marathon in Peru in a few weeks, she uses them as an excuse to travel.

I am supposed to be training for the Rottnest Island Marathon. Last year I traveled to the US for the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC. I would like to do NY, Paris, London or Venice.

To increase your speed you need to do a combination of interval runs and tempo runs. You should do at least one of these each week, even better is to do one of each.

Intervals are where you run a short distance like 400m hard then rest for a minute or two either just resting or walking/jogging. When you run Tempo runs you run easy to warm up for a km or so then run hard for 3-5 kms and then easy to cool down.
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Post by: Frozzie on July 30, 2012, 07:37:43 pm
My BIL has done the Paris and new york marathons..
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Post by: obbie on July 31, 2012, 01:21:40 am
Up here, at Gordonvale we have a pyramid race.

They run up the side of the mountain to the top and back again.  The fit ones do it ion 1 1/2 hours, some take 3-4 hours to finish.

I used to do the sports massage for it before kids...

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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 31, 2012, 01:41:39 am
Oh man, I would never try and get on a treadmill while it was going, unless it was going extremely slowly.

Check this  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTAAsCNK7RA)out
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Post by: Wonder on July 31, 2012, 01:45:21 am
Dash my sister did the marine corps marathon in DC last year - that was really what got her interested in travelling around the world for them, she met some great people and had a wonderful run. This year she has done the great wall in china, perth, gold coast (i think this is already past), will try Brisbane this weekend and then off to Peru and Antarctica at the end of the year and she is thinking of booking for the New York with a guaranteed entry through the company she books with. I've been doing the intervals and tempo runs to get my speed up and I've increased the speed quite a bit  and now know I could push myself to get a bit higher but I'm really only interested in doing the running to keep fit and find it quite boring, so definitely won't be joining her in a marathon or even a half. I'm happy to stick with a combination of different types of training in the limited time I have each week so will just stick with either 5km or 10km distances.
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Post by: Wonder on July 31, 2012, 01:53:21 am
Amy, I hope your knees are OK. Treadmills can be very dangerous if you loose your concentration. I couldn't imagine getting off and leaving it running or hoping on while it's still running - very silly.
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Post by: judydawn on July 31, 2012, 02:23:36 am
Treadmills are very dangerous in home gyms too with toddlers around  >:(
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Post by: deedub on July 31, 2012, 05:06:43 am
Feeling a bit sorry for myself because I went to the dentist for a clean & polish (which I HATE) and was told I need to come back for 3 fillings! That'll teach me for not flossing 😞. Also did shopping, washing, a bit of cleaning & now I'm going to attempt to sort out the freezer before school pickup.
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Post by: obbie on July 31, 2012, 05:09:45 am
Dentists are so over priced.  I am just playing around till I get my back fixed at 3.  :)
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Post by: cookie1 on July 31, 2012, 05:20:13 am
Had my hair cut, a trip to the kitchen shop and then home. It is pouring here at the moment.
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Post by: judydawn on July 31, 2012, 05:24:56 am
Reading all about the dinosaurs to grandson and wondered why he had stopped asking questions - I managed to untangle myself from his cuddling stance and am now enjoying a cup of coffee whilst he sleeps.
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Post by: deedub on July 31, 2012, 05:51:14 am
Awwww that's so cute Judy!
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 31, 2012, 06:02:45 am
Amy, I hope your knees are OK. Treadmills can be very dangerous if you loose your concentration.

Thanks Wonder, I will definitely be paying more attention to where my feet are going from now on! My knees are very stiff and sore today, I didn't sleep well because they were so painful, and the kneecap on my right knee feels like its not quite it its proper place :-X

I hope nobody minds, but I took a couple of photos and was wondering if any of the wonderful medical people on here could advise me on how I should be treating my knees? At the moment I just have savlon and some bandages on them.
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Post by: judydawn on July 31, 2012, 06:12:32 am
Awwww that's so cute Judy!

Certainly is deedub, this is the first sleep he's had whilst here since he became a 'big boy' when he was about 3  ;)
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Post by: judydawn on July 31, 2012, 06:14:21 am
Doesn't look good Amy, someone will give you good advice.  The only advice I have would be to stay off the treadmill  ;)
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Post by: *suzanne* on July 31, 2012, 06:15:23 am
Ouch Amy you poor thing, I have  no real advice but I hope they heal quickly for you xx
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 31, 2012, 06:19:12 am
Thanks Judy and Suzanne, I'm hoping mcmich or Gert will be on soon. My knees are hurting a lot and I think I'm probably past my limit of panadol :-[

The only advice I have would be to stay off the treadmill  ;)

That is good advice Judy, I think I might just run on the footpath for a while :) When my knees get better obviously :-))
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Post by: *suzanne* on July 31, 2012, 06:23:52 am
When my eldest  daughter burnt her forearm  it looked a lot like your knees and the doctor put some sort of dressing on it, it's not a band aid but I can't for the life of me remember what it's called it's white with holes in it and comes in a roll and it's breathable, hopefully those more experienced will help more
That was probably a useless post wasn't it  :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 31, 2012, 06:25:53 am
That was probably a useless post wasn't it  :)

Not at all Suzanne, it gives me somewhere to start :)
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Post by: Emme on July 31, 2012, 06:26:52 am
Ouch Amy, hope your knees heel quickly.  Looks painful   :(


Judy, your grandson looks so cute.  

Marie
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Post by: cookie1 on July 31, 2012, 06:29:46 am
Amy you probably have carpet burns. They are very painful. I would leave  them open but I am not a medial person. I do know that you can have 8 panadol in a 24 hour period though. 2 every 4 hours.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 31, 2012, 06:36:13 am
Thanks Marie :)

Amy you probably have carpet burns. They are very painful. I would leave  them open but I am not a medial person. I do know that you can have 8 panadol in a 24 hour period though. 2 every 4 hours.

Cookie, I did have them open but they were oozing stuff everywhere and it was dribbling down and staining my socks :-[ Yucky. Thanks for the tip about the panadol, I think I can probably take another couple soon :)
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Post by: Wonder on July 31, 2012, 06:52:38 am
Amy you poor thing, they look terrible. No advice from me absolutely useless when it comes to anything medical.
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Post by: obbie on July 31, 2012, 07:27:07 am
Amy that looks sore, breathable bandage is good.

I am feeling better, my neck was out, so I can move again now.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 31, 2012, 07:29:46 am
They look and are painful wounds.

There are several schools of thought at least on how to treat  these type wounds  which are burn like trauma.

One is the make sure they are clean .  If there is dirt or gravel then ( you won't like this) soak in soft soap like LUX flakes and debride  with a rough wash cloth. That really hurts but works. In any case yours are not dirty. Still I would get in the bath and use. Wash cloth to make sure all the dead skin is off and you have a clean wound which bleeds freely. Then dry completely. 

Next is to get some gelnet  type of dressing from the chemist. These sheets are quite expensive but you can get the biggest size and cut into wound size and shape with a very clean scissors.  Keep the packaging and keep the leftover gelnet inside to stay moist. Put it in a sealed Baggie. I want you to look after it because it is soooo expensive.

Ok after applying the gelnet to your wounds and they will,stick to your skin with no problem then put over it some gauze squares also from the chemist. Wrap your knees up in  10 cm crepe bandages and LEAVE THEM ON.  You an re wrap them and wash the bandages but don't keep messing with the gelnet.  Every other day or two  you can repeat with clean gelnet.

Wounds heal from the bottom up and sides to centre. If you have a deep pocket  you must  clean out these holes as above to keep them from forming a scab over the top.  If they bleed that is good.

Always always wash your hands and nails thoroughly before you touch your wounds.

If you go to the doctor do not let him or her dress the wounds. They are notorious for not doing it right. Get the practice nurse to do it. But you will be better off doing it yourself. If you See any kind of infection you will need antibiotics. Anything greenish or pussy like or you feel heat coming from the area.

Do not put any powder type crap on it.

Other way .

Wash the wound in salty warm water. Then pour peroxide onto wounds. They fill fizz up. Wipe clean with soft CLEAN washer and leave open.  Keep doing this and removing all the exudate  at least twice a day .


I think the first will be better for you.

Eat  a  high protein diet .

Whenever you are treating them make sure you have a clean area to work in . Like put down a clean towel,every time and WASH YOUR HANDS. Wash your scissors before cutting gelnet. 

Now Mcmich may have a newer  or more up to date method. 

I won't tell you how we treat such wounds in the operating theatre as you would scream.

The gelnet dressing will help ease the pain but take the paracetamol. Get the chemist own brand which is a very cheap compared to the brand Panadol and is the same thing. You can get 100 for about $ 2.50


Gert






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Post by: Frozzie on July 31, 2012, 07:33:08 am
Ouch amy... Must have been some fall... I would put either betadine or mercurochrome typecstuff on it to discinfect and help dry it out and if necessary dress it with something breathable but wold wait for medical advice for best way .. Think the key is cleaning and discinfecting things like that.. Weeping isnt good 😒

Lol gert posted while i was typing..
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Post by: obbie on July 31, 2012, 07:36:14 am
Hi Frozzie, how are you going...
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Post by: KathD11 on July 31, 2012, 07:39:42 am
That looks seriously ouch!! I'm not a medical expert but with my babies if they are in pain I can alternate Paracetamol and ibuprofen I.e. give one dose of Panadol then 3 hrs after the dose of Panadol give nurofen then 3hrs after that Panadol again. Hope that makes sense? My point is, if you have reached your limit on Panadol you could possibly take nurofen
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Post by: Frozzie on July 31, 2012, 07:43:43 am
Hi robyn ...Good.. Tired.. Went to ed after 3 and got woken just before 8 by a moving truck across the road grrr.. House visits happening since we got back and another today which is promissibg but im not holding my breath and thesepeople have he cash apparently as they have alrady sold their house and are currently renting.. Just need them to fall in love with the house lol.. Boxes still not here but should be delivered next week so i can start packing main stuff and preparing my parents and brothervplus gf visiting in 2 weeks ahh .. Time is flying.. Trying to breath
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 31, 2012, 07:54:53 am
Gert, thank you so much, I have written down several things from your post and will go to the chemist ASAP. My knees do feel a bit hot and they were itchy earlier. They are throbbing too but maybe these bandages are too tight. I will take them off and do what you said. Thanks again Gert, I really appreciate it :) And I appreciate you not telling me about the operating theatre ;)

Thanks everyone else too, and yes, they are very extremely ouch :P
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Post by: astarra on July 31, 2012, 08:03:37 am
Ouch Amy - hope they heal real quick.  :)

gorgeous GS, Judy.  :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 31, 2012, 08:10:13 am
Thanks Astarra :)

I'm sorry Judy, I was so caught up about my knees that I didn't mention what a lovely GS you have. He is a gorgeous looking young boy :D
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 31, 2012, 08:12:50 am
just goes to back up my theory how lounge lizards are probably a lot better off in the long run ;D
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 31, 2012, 08:13:28 am
LOL my mum would agree with you there CP ;D
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Post by: maddy on July 31, 2012, 08:23:34 am
just goes to back up my theory how lounge lizards are probably a lot better off in the long run ;D

Lol.
Hpe you heal quickly Amy  :-*

Spent the last. 2 days on bas statements...and I'm now finally Dunzo!.....so glass of bubbles in one hand, iPad in the other, and watching a recorded episode of cupcake wars...love that show!.....so I will enjoy for a little longer before I shove some pizzas in the pizza maker.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 31, 2012, 08:26:31 am
Amy your knees will feel hot at the moment anyway because of the swelling. Don't worry about the weeping as that is natural and part of the body's healing process. If, in a few daysi you have hot spots or swelling in you armpits or groin then you may have an infection but I doubt they will get infected as you cleaned up pretty quick. It will take a week or so for the swelling to go down and I am sure your patella is  fine. It is a pretty  tough piece of equipment and you did not twist it sideways so wait and see.


Of course you could go to the hospital emergency dept and get all the stuff for free or a local free clinic.

Gert
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Post by: astarra on July 31, 2012, 08:29:11 am
Can I air my ignorance and ask... what is a patella?  :-[
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Post by: *suzanne* on July 31, 2012, 08:36:19 am
On your knee the bony part that moves, I think
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 31, 2012, 08:36:42 am
Patella= kneecap

Gert
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 31, 2012, 08:38:23 am
JD that is a lovely photo. If only we could all sleep like that angel.

Gert
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Post by: *suzanne* on July 31, 2012, 08:39:56 am
Patella= kneecap

Gert

Thanks Gert that's what I was trying to say  :)
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Post by: judydawn on July 31, 2012, 09:02:33 am
Thanks Amy and others, he is such a special little boy.

Good luck with the wound Amy, it all sounds painful to me but needs to be done.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 31, 2012, 09:05:54 am
Thanks again Gert :)

Can I air my ignorance and ask... what is a patella?  :-[

I have a spare one if you want one Astarra. Literally ;D

Good luck with the wound Amy, it all sounds painful to me but needs to be done.

Thanks Judy, I did consider chopping my knees off to save myself all the trouble, but I figured that would make triathlons pretty hard :-))
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Post by: dede on July 31, 2012, 09:10:05 am
Wow Amy you did do a good job of your knees, ouch :(
Hopefully they heal up quickly for you :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 31, 2012, 09:32:09 am
Thanks Mandi :) If I'm going to do something, you can be assured I'll do it good :-))
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 31, 2012, 11:00:53 am
Lovely picture of your GS sleeping Judy.My DS loved his dinosaurs as well at that age ;) :)
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Post by: JulieO on July 31, 2012, 11:31:12 am
Amy I hope you heal quickly.

Judy, he's gorgeous, I bet you love him to death.  :D
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Post by: judydawn on July 31, 2012, 12:15:12 pm

Judy, he's gorgeous, I bet you love him to death.  :D


Oh yes, I most certainly do and you can certainly relate to that now you have your little grand-son.  I have him again on Monday because, would you believe it, his child-care is having a child-free day  ???
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Post by: JulieO on July 31, 2012, 12:43:12 pm
Lol, child care centre having a child free day!  :D

You are so lucky having your grandchildren close by, wish mine was in the same town, but at least he's not interstate, plus it gets us out of town for a bit of a break.  I always feel sad though when we leave, can't help it, but I'm careful not to show it.
Enjoy your time on Monday.  :)
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Post by: jakodai on July 31, 2012, 01:04:55 pm
Ouch Amy, looks painful. If the pain is really bad and you're really not coping in between panadol, you can also take nurofen in between. When I had DS, I had an emergency ceasarian, and ended up with a wound infection, and the midwives that dressed the wound every day said to do that. I was having panadol, then 3 hours later nurofen, then 3 hours later panadol. They told me that it's easier to stay on top of the pain as opposed to stopping the pain. They told me the same thing as Gert about wound's healing, my wound was kept open for a few weeks because the infection was quite deep. They would dress it and clean it each day to ensure that the 'bottom' of the wound healed first. It didn't make sense at first, but once they explained that if the wound 'sealed' the infection would come back. I believe it was a staph infection which was picked up in recovery (my mum was told that DS couldn't come into recovery with me due to staph) and although I had plenty of tests to find out about the bacteria, I was never actually TOLD what the bacteria was. But, I digress - look after yourself and make sure it stays CLEAN - the last thing you need is bacteria getting into it and getting an infection. And something that I would because I'm incredibly paranoid of infections since my little incident, and DS always getting infections is watch my temperature. If that starts going up, especially if you're taking paracetamol and/or ibuprofen, it's a fair indicator that there's an infection brewing. But as I said, I'm paranoid.

JD, your grandson is absolutely adorable! They're so angelic when they're sleeping... ;-) Ds is into dinosaurs at the moment, too. Nothing too major, but he has some toys from 'Dinosaur Train' and he was asking tonight where his T-Rex is...

Ummm... Why is childcare having a child free day? I hope they're not charging for it! DS' daycare centre charges for public holidays if he would normally attend on that day. I don't like it, but I understand it - they still have costs. But if they just decide that cihldren can't attend on a specific day, there should be no costs...
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 31, 2012, 01:11:55 pm
Thanks for the tips Amanda :)
I think I will have to get up every few hours tonight and knock back a few panadol or nurofen. They were dreadfully sore in bed last night and I would like to get a better sleep tonight ;)
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Post by: jakodai on July 31, 2012, 01:13:49 pm
I've always found nurofen to be more useful, because it's an anti-inflammatory. That might help, too. Of course, I'm only going on what I picked up when I was recovering from my cesarian...
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 31, 2012, 01:18:48 pm
Is inflammation the same as swelling? Because I've certainly got a lot of swelling! :-))

Lol surely a cesarian can't be that different from falling on a treadmill... ;D
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Post by: jakodai on July 31, 2012, 01:21:47 pm
I think so, but as I said, I'm no expert. It could also be mind-over-matter...

I had lot's of swelling, and an open wound. I think my wound may been a little deeper, and possibly bigger, given that a baby had to come through it, but still - a wound is a wound. ;-)

Mine was better though, because I got to hold a baby at the end of it. Well, after I got out of recovery. And only intermittently until I was out of high-dependency... :-S  lol
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 31, 2012, 01:32:50 pm
I'm sure Gert will tell me if I'm wrong ;D

Hehehe, sorry Amanda, I was joking before.... I'm sure your wound was a lot worse than mine! I saw a cesarian on TV once and it looked pretty horrific :o But, like you say, you have a gorgeous boy as a result of your wound. And I'm sure you treasure him even more after going through so much with him :-*

I can't complain too much though. I got a big bear hug from my personal trainer when he grabbed me to pull me off the treadmill ;)
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Post by: jakodai on July 31, 2012, 01:40:16 pm
I know Amy, I was teasing. It's kind of hard when you're only dealing in text - you don't get a sense of tone.

Yes & no. Sometimes when I think of everything that happened, I actually panic and get quite anxious. I don't think I could go through it again - I think if I had another baby I would schedule for a caesarian. I went through 20 hours of labour, and then because the cord was wrapped around DS' neck (again, an assumption on what was said and what I've found out since, because nothing has ever been disclosed to me - but he was facing sideways and when they tried to turn him his heart rate crashed) and I also had preeclampsia, I was rushed off for a caesarian. I blacked out when they tried to turn him and decided I needed a cesarian and came to to find the room full of people, and the obstetrician calling a code-something, and then I got pushed out of the room. Very scary and definitely not something I could go through again. I know people have gone through worse, but I had such a perfect pregnancy with absolutely no complications what so ever, everything that happened was just so unexpected.

Bear hugs from personal trainers would be nice. They're strong...
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 31, 2012, 01:53:14 pm
I know Amy, I was teasing. It's kind of hard when you're only dealing in text - you don't get a sense of tone.

Thats why I always put smileys ;D Because I'm always smiling!

OMG that sounds incredibly scary Amanda, I certainly didn't smiling when I read that :( What an ordeal for you. I actually don't know what to say :-[

Yeah, I like big bear hugs. I'm a huggy person :D

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Post by: jakodai on July 31, 2012, 01:59:08 pm
It was pretty scary, and I think I just tend to push it out of my mind whenever I think about it. It helps that I'm busy! lol. But I have my little man and that's all that matters. I'd do it all over again if I had to. AFL Footballers are generally big & muscly. I like big muscly cuddles... ;-)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 31, 2012, 02:06:25 pm
I'm not surprised you push it out of your mind, it must be horrible to think about :( But like you say, you have your beautiful boy :D

Very big and muscly ;D Much more so than your average chess player, I would think ;)

I wish there was a charity where you could go and get a big muscly hug for a gold coin donation. That could raise a lot of money :D
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Post by: jakodai on July 31, 2012, 02:08:45 pm
Hmmm... I might have to see who I can speak to to make that suggestion for the next Good Friday Appeal for the Royal Children's Hospital. The footballers get pretty involved in the appeal... :-D

I was always a bit of a geek at school, so no big footballer hugs for me... :-(
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 31, 2012, 02:13:40 pm
THAT would be awesome :D :D :D

Don't worry, I was a geek as well :-)) We can be geeks together ;D
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Post by: Droverjess on July 31, 2012, 09:23:06 pm
Why is obbie's photo on every post?
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 31, 2012, 09:28:18 pm
Why is obbie's photo on every post?
Must be your iPad DJ,mine is normal.
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Post by: Droverjess on July 31, 2012, 09:29:09 pm
How weird?
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Post by: Droverjess on July 31, 2012, 09:33:57 pm
Well obbie's photo is on every post on every thread on my iPad. Have restarted it and still the same.

I have cleaned, cooked, sorted lambs, sold lambs, and been shopping twice, once for food and once for equipment for soap making. Used up all my nectar points at Argos.

Sorry about your knees Amy. Gerts advice is good. I am not medically trained apart from first aid but have coped with a lot of injuries over the years. Gelnet is brilliant. My mother I used it for months after a bad scald.

Get better soon and take it easy for a few days.
Bath time now.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 31, 2012, 10:13:35 pm
It seems to be a. Quirk with the iPad Jess. It changes the pics from time to time and even some of the emoticons, I am used to it now. At the retreat we can compare all the iPads and see if it follows the same pattern .


Gert
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Post by: Droverjess on July 31, 2012, 10:28:23 pm
Thanks Gert.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 31, 2012, 10:32:52 pm
Thanks DJ :) Enjoy your bath, it sounds like you're worked hard to deserve it today (like you do everyday!) ;D

I got up at 4:30 this morning. Knees are too stiff and sore to stay in bed :(
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Post by: Wonder on August 01, 2012, 12:10:56 am
Hope those knees start feeling better today Amy, make sure you take it a little easy.
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Post by: obbie on August 01, 2012, 02:46:23 am
Hello, I don't know about my photo in all posts.. :)

Hope it fixes itself soon.
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 01, 2012, 02:50:25 am
Hello, I don't know about my photo in all posts.. :)

Hope it fixes itself soon.

It goes on all the time. I had wonder for about a week then Dashingden for a few days. I think it is funny.

Gert
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Post by: obbie on August 01, 2012, 02:53:40 am
I am feeling much better today. At work with my little heater on, and my back feels good today.
 I   had 3 discs out . :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 01, 2012, 06:33:08 am
Hope those knees start feeling better today Amy, make sure you take it a little easy.

Thanks Wonder :)

I am feeling much better today. At work with my little heater on, and my back feels good today.
 I   had 3 discs out . :)

Ouch, three discs Robyn :( I'm glad you are feeling better today :)

I had my first Infection Control class this morning. Riveting stuff.
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Post by: dede on August 01, 2012, 06:34:11 am
Just about to head back to the school for parent teacher interviews :)
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Post by: astarra on August 01, 2012, 06:48:41 am
Oh have fun Mandi - we had ours last week!  :) 
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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 01, 2012, 07:14:59 am
Prepared dinner then took the dogs for their morning walk on the beach. Heavens opened and we all got saturated.  : >:(

Off to school now to pick up 2 of my GD's. Looks like more rain on the way here.
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Post by: astarra on August 01, 2012, 07:21:42 am
Oh dear MF - hope the rest of your day is better.  :)

Today I took mum out to Chudley to the honey farm and the silk place, then to Ashgrove cheese farm. Sights of Tasmania!!  :D
Also made some bread rolls and chicken soup for an old couple who both have the flu, took that to them - and the lady cried she was so happy.  :)   :'(  :)   
Also house work etc.
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Post by: cookie1 on August 01, 2012, 07:28:55 am
Did the shopping this morning. No way did I come in under the $100. I tend to buy several of something if it is on special and I do use it. This morning I bought 3 Leggos tomato paste and got a free cookbook . That was in Woolies. I also bought lots of Goulburn Valley little fruits at 78cents each. I like them for a snack if I have no fresh fruit in the house. DD also takes them for lunch.

I did a 'feel good, thing this morning. As I was walking down the aisles I saw a heap of notes on the floor. I picked them up and took them to the central cashier. There was $130 all together. As I was giving them to the lass and leaving my contact details an elderly couple came up and said I was a lovely honest person. There is no way I would keep the money as I could imagine someone being unable to pay for their food and having to go without. Even though there is no way I would have kept the money I felt really good after the comments.
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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 01, 2012, 07:32:05 am
Will get to Tasmania one day. It looks so beautiful.

What a lovely thing to do for the old people :)  It would have made their day.

We have had a very dry few weeks here so I guess we need the rain but not so nice when you are on the beach with 2 bedraggled dogs, no jacket and a long walk home  >:(

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Post by: deedub on August 01, 2012, 07:35:47 am
That was so nice of you astarra, and she obviously appreciated it.
Nice quiet day today, pottered around the house then went to a GF's house for lunch. She's got the devil of a cookbook, so had a bit of a squiz - & she insisted on photocopying a couple of recipes for me.
Jakodai, your childbirth experience sounds like my first, actually worse. Emergency Caesars are no fun, especially after a long labour. Good idea to have a scheduled Caesar next time - I did!
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 01, 2012, 07:47:17 am
We have so many lovely people on this forum :D :D :D
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Post by: obbie on August 01, 2012, 07:55:59 am
Cookie, how wonderfull :D
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Post by: Delightful Den on August 01, 2012, 08:00:48 am
Good on you Cookie.  A lot of people would just have kept it.
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Post by: JulieO on August 01, 2012, 08:30:31 am
Cookie that reminds me of when my son was 16 and working after school doing nightfill at Woolies.  He found $50 on the floor in one of the aisles and went and turned it in at the counter.  The next time he went in for his shift, the Manager thanked him for his honesty and said no-one had come in to claim it, so he gave it to my son.  I was so proud of him that day.  :D
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Post by: Frozzie on August 01, 2012, 08:44:09 am
Yes lovely gesture cookie.. I couldnt have kept it either... I even go back hen i realise i havent paid for something and pay for it... Lol
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Post by: Emme on August 01, 2012, 09:04:20 am
 astarra, I am certain they appreciated your thoughtfulness, I have not been to the cheese factory for some time.  I must call in again next time we are down that way.
Cookie, I am certain your gesture was appreciated.
Amy, take care of those knees and rest up.
Been a lovely day here, spent some time cleaning out the small freezer. I think there will be some weird combination meals here in the next few days.

Marie
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Post by: Halex on August 01, 2012, 09:18:39 am
Good on you cookie, I would have done the same, wouldnt sleep at night otherwise.

I believe in Karma :)

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Post by: *suzanne* on August 01, 2012, 09:18:53 am
What lovely ladies you are Astarra and Cookie xxx
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Post by: jeninwa on August 01, 2012, 09:29:41 am
What kind people we have on this forum.
Astarra I love ash grove cheese, I try and go there when I am in tassie and visiting up north, where is the silk place? Didn't know there was one. I also love the raspberry farm.
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Post by: astarra on August 01, 2012, 12:17:15 pm
The silk place is in Chudley... not sure how long it has been going for - just up the street from the honey farm. It was really interesting - silk worms at different stages of their life to watch as well as the shop...and the fudge - hevenly! (& that is coming from me who usually hates sweet things!  :)
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Post by: cookie1 on August 01, 2012, 12:19:59 pm
We like the Ashgrove Wasabi cheese.
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 01, 2012, 12:27:49 pm
We like the Ashgrove Wasabi cheese.

OMG cookie  we  must be sisters.  Ashgrove Anything but the Wasabi. OMG I love it.

Gert
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Post by: Droverjess on August 01, 2012, 09:31:39 pm
Well done cookie.

Baked malt loaf, and made tomato, celery, apple and tomato soup. And cooked supper tonight, fried fresh fish. Then DD realised she needed cake for tomorrow at work so we quickly made choc/coc chip muffins. They rather strangely spread sideways.. Maybe too runny. I'd and too full cases. We were rushing.

6 loads washing. Lots of cleaning. Under the furniture type cleaning to try to get on top of spiders. trying to make a bit more room in a cupboard under the stairs so I can start soap making.
Rode the pony, luckily before the rain.
Later Took our own beef heifer to the abattoir. Will go back to collect the meat all cut and packed for freezer in 4 weeks.

There are more good people in the world than bad, just the bad ones make bigger headlines.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 01, 2012, 10:50:54 pm
Golly gosh DJ, you sure do work hard :o
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Post by: astarra on August 02, 2012, 12:15:32 am
We like the Ashgrove Wasabi cheese.

OMG cookie  we  must be sisters.  Ashgrove Anything but the Wasabi. OMG I love it.

Gert

Hey girls - I have a nice big block of Ashgrove Wasabi cheese in my fridge right now... :D
Agree - it is the BEST cheese!  :)
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Post by: astarra on August 02, 2012, 12:54:14 am
Forgot to say...so far today (given that it is only 9.50am) I have already got 2 loads of washing washed and hung, the house straightened up ready to vac, stripped 3 beds and remade 1, 3 girls up, dressed and fed, school rung as miss 5 has woken with a temp and runny nose  >:( , emptied both dishdrawers, had a forum fix  ;) :D , fed the lamb, got miss 5 back into bed (she MUST be feeling rotten), decided what we are having for tea and got that all prepared ready to cook, another load of wash in machine washing now..........and just general mum stuff. (We need a yawn smiley!!)
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 02, 2012, 01:09:41 am
(We need a yawn smiley!!)

I'll second that Astarra! You sound like super mum with everything you do :-*
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 02, 2012, 01:13:13 am
Wasabi! I am

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Post by: Amy :-) on August 02, 2012, 01:16:31 am
I thought Wasabi was supposed to go with sushi?

Nice 'toon BTW Gert ;)
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Post by: judydawn on August 02, 2012, 01:25:31 am
Astarra, what did you have for breakfast to give you all that energy  ;D
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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 02, 2012, 02:08:06 am
Been for a walk on beach with the dogs and so far no rain yet. Looking after 2 of my GC's today and just given them breakfast. GD wants to make milo biscuits so that's next followed by Italian lamb casserole for dinner.

Judy your daughter is lovely and the image of you. :)Lovely photos. I didn't realize your DH was in wheelchair. :(
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Post by: judydawn on August 02, 2012, 02:11:52 am
Thank you Mama Fergie.  Geoff has been in a wheelchair for almost 20 years now, he has MS.
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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 02, 2012, 02:22:59 am
My DD's mother mother in law also has had MS for almost 20 years but can still get around with a walking stick. I nursed MS patients and each so different in severity. So hard for both of you.  :(  You must be looking forward to the retreat here in WA and certainly deserve the break  :)
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Post by: deedub on August 02, 2012, 02:29:24 am
Reading this thread reminded me that I meant to put some washing on before school dropoff - will have to do that now. I'm working from home today, it was busy work-wise this morning but taking a little break now before I get back into it. Only 2 teleconferences today, bonus!
My study is the coldest room in the house so I'm freezing my butt off. And the cat keeps trying to sit on my lap and play with my computer mouse.... the joys of working from home!
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Post by: obbie on August 02, 2012, 02:37:56 am
I wish I was home today..
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Post by: mcmich on August 02, 2012, 03:27:41 am
I have 5 days off now, almost a mini holiday. Off to the accountant to get the tax done today.
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Post by: Katiej on August 02, 2012, 03:50:20 am
I'm at my desk shuffling papers. I wish I was home too Robyn.

Enjoy your mini break from work Michelle. I hope the tax accountant is kind to you & you receive a big fat refund.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 02, 2012, 07:57:12 am
I went to a lecture this morning, it was really good and the lecturer was really funny. We also got to practice texture modification in the kitchens :D

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Post by: Gertbysea on August 02, 2012, 08:01:51 am
That would have been interesting. What foods did you use Amy?

Gert
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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 02, 2012, 08:03:12 am
What are you studying Amy?
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Post by: cookie1 on August 02, 2012, 08:06:20 am
Took ma in laws financial report into Perpetual Trustees this morning. Came home and have made a golden syrup chocolate cake and in the process of making fruit mince baked doughnuts. Will post if they turn out.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 02, 2012, 12:16:07 pm
That would have been interesting. What foods did you use Amy?

Gert

We made salmon and dill patties with tartare sauce, and some pureed carrots and peas on the side. We also made a basic trifle :) It can actually be quite tricky because you have to get the food the right texture and consistency so that people with dysphagia or other swallowing difficulties are able to eat it safely.
I can't wait to go on my placement day to the hospital because then we will get to see it being done for real patients :D

What are you studying Amy?

Nutrition and Dietetic Assistance :) And I'm finishing off a Personal Training course too ;D
I'll have qualifications coming out of my ears soon :o
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Post by: Frozzie on August 02, 2012, 01:17:33 pm
This afternoon fish pédicure for me :D

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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 02, 2012, 01:18:47 pm
That's what my daughter did  at university Amy and she also then became a personal trainer. She enjoyed both and is a great mum who brings her knowledge into cooking well balanced healthy meals and snacks for her 3 children and another one on the way. Hope u r enjoying it and good luck  :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 02, 2012, 01:33:03 pm
Thanks MF, that is a really nice little story about your daughter :)

Froz, that looks quite strange :D
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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 02, 2012, 02:05:58 pm
Did you enjoy the fish pedicure? I tried it once and really didn't like it. Not sure on the hygiene aspect when so many people use the same tanks and fish. Amazed how it's taken on world wide in the last 5 years.  Where did you have yours Frozzie
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Post by: Frozzie on August 02, 2012, 02:46:28 pm
I loved it last Time and à bit less this time as thé fish were much bigger.. So could feel them biting lol.. Lots of little fishies is nice.. Hygiène fine hère as they bathe your feet in à Anti bacterial yet natural solution before you put your feet in thé tank and if your feet arent  healthy they dont let you do it. Also thé fish have resting périodes between each client. The only places that scare me are thé cheap asian and africain places here that charge you nothing and use dodgy products and hygiène levels are low..
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Post by: Frozzie on August 02, 2012, 02:47:56 pm
Oh and had mine where we live in France..

Its quite ok amy.. Much better for your feet than à métal foot scraper which are bad bad bad
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Post by: Droverjess on August 02, 2012, 08:53:39 pm
Well rushing around as usual.
Moved the pony to more grass for few hours and back again to his bare paddock. Have do this daily to prevent laminitis.
More cleaning, doing major clean room by room, in all the corners etc. I try to keep on top as it was a newly done house when we moved in in November. I do 2 to 3 hours per day and only at a fair pace, not killing myself.
Lunch for DH and dinner for 3.
More washing, DH had a clothes change at lunch after sorting cattle this am!
No baking today.
Out shopping to cash n carry, supermarket and few other places getting general stuff and stuff for soap making. Also filled car up with diesel. DD borrowed it last week for 4 days - 120 miles.
Forum time of course, and time for reading and researching.

It was a sunglasses and mackintosh day. Sun and heavy showers!
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Post by: Cornish Cream on August 02, 2012, 09:00:04 pm
You've been busy today DJ.I got caught in those showers this afternoon when I was walking the dog :P
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Post by: dede on August 02, 2012, 09:21:10 pm
Not sure if I could cope with a fish pedicure, I can't stand people touching my feet, don't know about fish? Interesting though :)
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Post by: Droverjess on August 02, 2012, 09:30:19 pm
Me neither dede.... Eughhhh I am very ticklish on my feet!
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Post by: Frozzie on August 02, 2012, 09:54:39 pm
Lol..Not me. Love to be pampered.. Nails, feet, massage, masques, facials hair etc etc....
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Post by: mcmich on August 02, 2012, 10:02:33 pm
Lol..Not me. Love to be pampered.. Nails, feet, massage, masques, facials hair etc etc....
I think I'll be sticking with my usual pedicure.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 02, 2012, 11:39:53 pm
I don't even have normal pedicures :-)) I think I'll just stick with the nail clippers ;)
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Post by: Halex on August 02, 2012, 11:49:01 pm
Today I am going to try & get an appt with the Dr. Yesterday felt grat, planned to go to the gym today. Woke up at 3 coughing, swollen glands & sore throat again. I hate anti biotics but .i think I need some.

Now the problem will be trying to get in.

H :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 02, 2012, 11:58:46 pm
Oh dear Hally :(
This illness sounds awful, best of luck getting into the doctors :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: Katiej on August 03, 2012, 12:00:15 am
I'm with you Dede, I hate anyone touching my feet so there is no way I'd go near the fish.

Oh Hally I'm sorry to hear that you're unwell again. I hope you can get the doctors appointment and that they can help. Rest up & take care xx
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Post by: astarra on August 03, 2012, 01:09:33 am
oh poor H - not again?  :( Hope you feel better soon and don't have to suffer all weekend.  ;)

Today I have been racing about like my pants are on fire - yesterdays effort then today, my house is now sparkeling clean and tidy, and I have 3 sick kids...?! Mum went home yesterday, so I needed to finally get my house back to looking like my home rather than like a bomb had gone off in it... :D I don't do very well in a mess, so it was hard for me to look the other way sometimes...but I didn't want to offend mum either by cleaning up stuff she was doing. She used to be a pre-school teacher so had craft stuff etc out everywhere (it seemed like) - the kids enjoyed it too. But now I am functioning properally again...and have not a lot more to do today!!! I am addicted to scrapbooking and do do crafty stuff with the girls often - but somehow we keep it all in one place!  :) Was nice to have her tho.  :)
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Post by: dede on August 03, 2012, 01:15:00 am
Looking after my 2 year old nephew, he's so easy to look after, I just give him some food and put him in the cupboard :o and he is as happy as Larry lol :D
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Post by: astarra on August 03, 2012, 01:21:58 am
Is that your sister's little boy dede? Is she ok? (Just tell me if you get sick of me asking that...she is so often on my mind, especially now  :( - I really want everything to go well for her.  :) )
Put him in the cupboard??????! Sounds interesting!!  :)
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Post by: dede on August 03, 2012, 01:26:56 am
Yes it is Astarra, he's such a cutie but into everything.
My Sister is doing well but had to go to the hospital to have a second diabetes test as her first one was high. She had gestational diabetes with her DS so the chances are she will have it again.
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Post by: dede on August 03, 2012, 01:29:27 am
Oh and as for the cupboard he loves getting in there when I take the vacuum cleaner out, he had a cup of dry cereal and was happy to hide in the cupboard for a while eating his cereal :D
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Post by: astarra on August 03, 2012, 01:31:37 am
He sounds cute Mandi!  :) Thinking it is just as well you have the vacuum out - might need it for the dry cereal!!!  ;)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 03, 2012, 02:04:35 am
Oh and as for the cupboard he loves getting in there when I take the vacuum cleaner out, he had a cup of dry cereal and was happy to hide in the cupboard for a while eating his cereal :D

sounds like you could pop him in there and go for a walk  ;)
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Post by: dede on August 03, 2012, 02:25:01 am
Oh and as for the cupboard he loves getting in there when I take the vacuum cleaner out, he had a cup of dry cereal and was happy to hide in the cupboard for a while eating his cereal :D

sounds like you could pop him in there and go for a walk  ;)

Not quiet CP, he went for a little walk him self with his socks on in the mud :o, just washed his socks and put some clean ones on him lol.
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 03, 2012, 02:49:41 am
What a lovely little boy Dede.

Astarra thank goodness we are all different. Some work best in chaos and others work best in order.

I cannot live in chaos but I can tolerate in others. My parents were hoarders so I am the opposite. I do not like STUFF unless it is in my pantry but I am changing my ways.

Gert
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Post by: judydawn on August 03, 2012, 02:58:05 am
Mandi, your little nephew is so cute - my GS and GD have always liked to sit on the little stool in my pantry.  I thought once I shut the door and the light went out they would be scared but they both love it :-)) 

Hally, I do hope you can get that doctor's appointment - this illness has gone on long enough and you obviously need some professional advice.  He will of course, tell you to rest up but hopefully gives you some medication to fix your problem ;)
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Post by: obbie on August 03, 2012, 03:00:34 am
Mandi that's cute.

Astarra, glad you are getting on top of things..


Hally take care, hope you feel better.
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Post by: Halex on August 03, 2012, 03:02:38 am
Thanks everyone. Have a drs appt ths afternoon.

Been to the library & borrowed 3 more cookbooks, i have an illness for cookbooks.

 :)
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Post by: astarra on August 03, 2012, 03:14:48 am
Glad I'm not the only cook-book-aholic... I dropped off so bags at the salvos, and what do you know? All cookbooks reduced to 50c or 20c ...how could I walk past that?? So...I came home with a bag full.  :-\ Still for that price, if I only convert/use 1 recipe from each then take them back it is not big loss!  :)

Hope all goes well at the doc, H  :)
What a lovely little boy Dede.

Astarra thank goodness we are all different. Some work best in chaos and others work best in order.

I cannot live in chaos but I can tolerate in others. My parents were hoarders so I am the opposite. I do not like STUFF unless it is in my pantry but I am changing my ways.

Gert

You're right there Gert - and we love people for who they are! The world would be pretty boring if we were all the same!! :)
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Post by: Delightful Den on August 03, 2012, 04:26:11 am
Thanks everyone. Have a drs appt ths afternoon.

Been to the library & borrowed 3 more cookbooks, i have an illness for cookbooks.

 :)

Is that for the cookbook addiction?  ;D
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Post by: Delightful Den on August 03, 2012, 04:32:16 am
I went for a swim this morning but only did 1800m. I am feeling a bit lazy and eating like a starving person.

It looks like I didn't win the Powerball last night so I better get motivated to do some work.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 03, 2012, 05:38:04 am
It looks like I didn't win the Powerball last night so I better get motivated to do some work.

You sound like my mum Dash :-)) Except with a male voice I imagine ;)

I'M SO EXCITED!!! Today at my PT session, I set a new record in the studio :) I burned more calories in an hour on the X-trainer than any girl has before ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D So my PT wrote "not bad for a girl" in my exercise diary :-))
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Post by: mcmich on August 03, 2012, 05:58:23 am
Well done Amy. You probably broke a few of the fellows records too.
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Post by: Halex on August 03, 2012, 06:01:39 am
Thanks everyone. Have a drs appt ths afternoon.

Been to the library & borrowed 3 more cookbooks, i have an illness for cookbooks.

 :)

Is that for the cookbook addiction?  ;D


Mmm what addiction ??? ??? :)
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Post by: dede on August 03, 2012, 06:21:18 am
Well done Amy, you must be stoked at that :)
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Post by: astarra on August 03, 2012, 06:24:11 am
Wow Amy - congratulations!  :D
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Post by: Halex on August 03, 2012, 06:28:17 am
Fantastic workout Amy :)

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Post by: Droverjess on August 03, 2012, 07:10:36 am
Well done Amy.
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Post by: cookie1 on August 03, 2012, 07:11:11 am
Thanks everyone. Have a drs appt ths afternoon.

Been to the library & borrowed 3 more cookbooks, i have an illness for cookbooks.

 :)

I don't think the doctor can help with this one.

Do hope you don't have glandular fever Hally. It's a horror.
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Post by: astarra on August 03, 2012, 07:42:02 am
Hally - how did your appnt go?
I too hope it is not glandular fever - I had it the year before we were married then every year at exactly the same time for the next 5 years running - it sux pretty bad.  :(  (Was rather unfortunate I didn't know it comes back each year in some people and had my wedding around that time... 2 days later I was feeling rather sorry for my then new DH (& myself too!!) )
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Post by: Halex on August 03, 2012, 07:43:50 am
No dont have glandular fever, but do have a bad sinus infection which is of a concern to him. Anti-biotics & nasal spray for 2 weeks, then nasal spray daily. So he was on to it straigt away

One of the majoring factors of my blood clots in my brain was a sinus infection. So hope we ave caught this in time.

Now of to school, then eb arrives, the taking ds to a party, then diiner & rest. :)
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Post by: obbie on August 03, 2012, 07:48:55 am
Great new Amy.

Take it easy Hally
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Post by: astarra on August 03, 2012, 07:52:28 am
Please take care H.  :)
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Post by: judydawn on August 03, 2012, 07:54:22 am
Hope the medication works quickly Hally, did he tell you off for not going to see him sooner?
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Post by: jeninwa on August 03, 2012, 07:58:57 am
Wow that's great new Amy.
Hally hope you are on the mend soon, look after yourself. Looking forward to catching up at the retreat.
For me it's been work, curves, shopping, jigsaw puzzle playing, now back at work. I was given one of the wasgig jigsaw puzzels where the picture on the box is the clue to what the puzzle  is.
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Post by: judydawn on August 03, 2012, 08:05:30 am
Today we had a meet and greet with my new occasional housecleaner/shower person.  She is very nice and should work out well I think (and hope).  As I will be at a carers' meeting next Wednesday when she does her first clean, I hope I managed to get everything across to her today - DH certainly wouldn't be able to help her find anything.  I have put some things in a bucket (my homemade cleaning products and mitts) so with only 2 types of cleaner, it makes things quite simple. She will do one shower a week for me commencing the week after next.
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Post by: mcmich on August 03, 2012, 08:25:23 am
That's a step in the right direction. How many hours a week do you have?

JD, maybe you could leave some written instructions. Some carers find it a bit OTT, although I really appreciated it when I did home nursing. I didn't have to clean as such just wipe out the shower.

At the end of the day Judy, it's hard letting go and placing DH in someone else's hands. No one will never be able to give the same care as you do but hopefully with the right person it will be 99%.

I would pick a repore with DH and good nursing care over the cleaning any day.
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Post by: *suzanne* on August 03, 2012, 08:28:35 am
Sounds promising Judy

H I hope your feeling much better soon xxx
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Post by: Emme on August 03, 2012, 08:31:08 am

Congratulations Amy,
Hally hope you are soon feeling better.

Marie
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Post by: judydawn on August 03, 2012, 08:35:12 am
This lass has worked in a nursing home and mainly does home care work but is not opposed to the occasional housecleaning gig.
I am only having 2 hours cleaning once a month and 1 x 1 hour shower/put to bed per week on a Monday night - just a bit of a break for me Michele.  I will normally be here when she is, just the first housecleaning date clashed with my meeting and seeing as I missed the last one, I don't want to miss another one.
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Post by: mcmich on August 03, 2012, 08:46:53 am
That's good that you will get a  bit of a break. I didn't do a lot of evenings, although found that we didn't work much past 8pm. I felt like we were putting our clients to bed like they were 5 yr olds.(I mainly worked with the elderly and demented though and they were ready for bed at 6.30-7.00)  If it's only one night a week probably not too bad. Your DH has a TV in his room though so I suppose you could keep each other company in his room.
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Post by: Halex on August 03, 2012, 08:50:53 am
All good we hope. Just hope medication kiccs in quick.

Yes JD in trouble, yet again >:(
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Post by: judydawn on August 03, 2012, 08:54:54 am
He is quite happy to watch sci-fi and history on Foxtel once he is in bed Michele - neither of which interest me in the least.  I have watched a football match with him occasionally but generally it's 'me time' once he has gone to bed. He's in bed by 7.30 at the latest every night, sometimes even earlier so he is quite used to it and wants it that way.  It's nice to get off his backside at the end of the day and he knows I'm only 1 room away if he wants something.
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 03, 2012, 09:03:44 am
Sounds a good start. I am sure you will be able to ease her into your way. 

My clener didn't take long to educate me into her way of doing things and I am glad to,leave her to it.

So long as she gets on with Geoff that is the main thing.

 Gert
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Post by: mcmich on August 03, 2012, 09:06:35 am
Well Judy, it sounds like one night off shower/bed duties will be perfect. So glad you are getting a a tiny bit of respite.
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Post by: judydawn on August 03, 2012, 09:12:07 am
Got to start somewhere Michele and it is only a small care package but very much appreciated.

As long as the house is cleaned Gretchen, I don't mind how she does it either.  I will ask her if she would rather I buy certain products but she seemed happy to use what I showed her.

My gardener arrives at 8am next Tuesday - there isn't enough money to have him regularly so a good 4 hour session should tidy things up and make it easier for me to keep on top of it.
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Post by: dede on August 03, 2012, 10:12:45 am
Wow Judy you really do have a lot of responsibilities and deserve some help where ever it comes from. Your not getting any younger your self and still have so much to do everyday. You make sure you look after your self too.
Gee between Geoff, the house upkeep and this forum too your doing an amazing job. Give your self a pat on the back for a job well done. :)
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Post by: judydawn on August 03, 2012, 11:09:48 am
Thank you Mandi, I appreciate your lovely words.  We all do what we have to do, no good complaining about it - no-one would listen ;)
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Post by: obbie on August 04, 2012, 04:30:44 am
We love you Judy.... today cooking, its the weekend... ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: mcmich on August 04, 2012, 05:35:04 am
Home from work. I had a particularly good day today. Had a lot of teenagers to look after and they were all quite lovely.
Now I'm going to help DH in the garden.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 04, 2012, 06:06:55 am
Sounds nice DFM :)

Just did the grocery shopping and some other errands in town this morning. Sitting down to study now. Might go for a walk later but my knees have been quite unhappy this morning :(
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Post by: dede on August 04, 2012, 06:09:20 am
Sounds like your knees will take awhile to heal Amy :(
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 04, 2012, 06:19:27 am
I think so too Mandi :( Its making me very sad. The wounds are trying to heal over but whenever I bend my knees it breaks the skin again. And they are very swollen and its making my kneecaps feel funny. They are throbbing right now, its quite unpleasant.
No swimming for a while :( And I have to tape plastic bags over my knees to have a shower.
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Post by: dede on August 04, 2012, 06:20:54 am
Oh that does sound nasty. Shame you can't swap them for a week or two until they heal :D
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Post by: deedub on August 04, 2012, 06:26:20 am
Amy, Hally, you have been 'in the wars', take it easy won't you?
Lovely lazy saturday at home, no visitors, no need to go out. Slept in, cooked, read paper, played UNO with kids, decided to go for bike ride. Bike pump broken, so we walked to bike shop for new one, walked home, pumped up tyres, rode to park, rode to DVD shop, now kids watching DVD's while I'm on here. More cooking soon.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 04, 2012, 06:34:08 am
Oh that does sound nasty. Shame you can't swap them for a week or two until they heal :D

Yeah... unfortunately the skeleton my friend lent me only has one knee cap :-)) ;D

Thanks deedub :) It sounds like you've had a really nice day :D
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Post by: astarra on August 04, 2012, 06:51:50 am
Today I had to sponge lamb poo out of the carpet  :-)) , then vacuumed the house. Went out for a drive with DH and DDs.
Cooking. Mum stuff. Dishes,washing, etc. Cleaned vechile inside and out. looked thru my seeds to decide what seeds to start for seedlings to be ready to plant outside later. Now just chilling with the computer and a stack of recipe books to decide next weeks cooking and converting... :)
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Post by: cookie1 on August 04, 2012, 07:14:44 am
Astarra it was interesting you saying the glandular fever kept coming back. DD was very ill with it a few years ago and every year round about the same time she gets sort of ill. Aches, pains, lethargy and general unwellness. A few days absolute rest and she is fine for another 12 months.
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Post by: mcmich on August 04, 2012, 07:26:03 am
Glandular fever is known for being reoccurring unfortunately.
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Post by: dede on August 04, 2012, 07:35:00 am
Today I had to sponge lamb poo out of the carpet  :-)) , then vacuumed the house. Went out for a drive with DH and DDs.
Cooking. Mum stuff. Dishes,washing, etc. Cleaned vechile inside and out. looked thru my seeds to decide what seeds to start for seedlings to be ready to plant outside later. Now just chilling with the computer and a stack of recipe books to decide next weeks cooking and converting... :)

Yep I have had to clean up lamb poo from carpet before too :D
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 04, 2012, 07:46:30 am
The first thing I had to do on my 17th birthday was clean dog diarrhoea out of the carpet :(
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Post by: mcmich on August 04, 2012, 08:00:13 am
So glad I have no carpet.
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Post by: Katiej on August 04, 2012, 10:41:09 am
Today my DH and I went to an advance Thermie pasta making cooking class.  It was great fun, we made heaps of fresh pasta, filled pasta and even chocolate pasta, along with several different sauces.  We came home tired and full of food, with lots of left-overs along with ingredients for a couple of dishes we didn't have time to make.  We even brought home our own pasta machine.

It was a really lovely day and it was nice to spend time cooking with my DH.

If anyone in Adelaide gets a chance, I'd highly recommend they attend one of the hands-on Thermie cooking classes held by Cooks In Your Kitchen, as they are great fun and well worth the money (and no, I don't work for them...just a happy customer  :))

http://cooksinyourkitchen.com.au/
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Post by: obbie on August 04, 2012, 10:42:29 am
Looks good Katie, glad you had fun fun cooking.. ;D ;D *:
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Post by: judydawn on August 04, 2012, 10:55:16 am
That's great that DH went with you Katie - you will be able to have pasta making days at home now too.

I haven't really done much at all today, cleaned out the fridge and did a little bit of cooking for today's meals, watched the footy and generally had a lazy day which I enjoyed.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 04, 2012, 11:02:14 am
Good on you Judy :-*
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Post by: Katiej on August 04, 2012, 11:04:49 am
Lazy day sound nice Judy.  I heard the Port Adelaide score, that result was a bit of a surprise  ???

DH really enjoyed it, we both had a really great day.  We were given goodie bags, boxes of flour and the pasta machine, so we have no excuse not to make some fresh pasta at home.  I do already have a pasta machine, but have only ever used it once.
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Post by: Delightful Den on August 04, 2012, 11:44:36 am
I went for a 10k run this morning then went shopping for furniture with DD and DW. It was DD's birthday yesterday and we were buying her a display cabinet  for her unit. Then DD and I did some cooking together for her party tomorrow.

Listened to the Derby on the way home. Not happy with the result. Now I am watching the Olympics on my own. DW went in to work after we got home. She has a lot on her plate at the moment.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 05, 2012, 03:35:18 am
I went for a 2 hour bike ride this morning and was feeling really great :D

But then I got home and mum told me grandpa is back in hospital :'(
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Post by: obbie on August 05, 2012, 04:08:39 am
Sending Hugs for you and Grandpa Amy..
i have been shopping, now about to cook.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 05, 2012, 04:45:27 am
Thanks Robyn :-*

Have fun cooking :)
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Post by: mcmich on August 05, 2012, 06:08:20 am
So sorry to hear that Amy. Hope he isn't in for too long. Although it will give your grandma a bit of a break.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 05, 2012, 06:14:39 am
Thanks DFM. I think they are talking about installing oxygen in their house so he might not have to go in so often.
My auntie has been coming down from Perth to see how grandpa is going and help nana out around the house. Auntie is a nurse so she can help nana take care of him at home :)
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Post by: mcmich on August 05, 2012, 06:34:04 am
That's good Amy.
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Post by: Delightful Den on August 05, 2012, 06:36:52 am
You are lucky to have a nurse in the family Amy. I hope that your grandpa gets better soon.
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Post by: obbie on August 05, 2012, 06:37:51 am
Thats so good Amy, to have a Auntie that is a Nurse.

I hope all goes well for your Grandpa..
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 05, 2012, 06:38:42 am
Thanks DFM, Dash and Robyn :)
Auntie is a very good nurse. But she looks like Cruella de Ville from 101 Dalmations ;D
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Post by: Delightful Den on August 05, 2012, 06:45:43 am
Went out for a long run today, 19kms. Sitting on the couch watching "Walk the Line' recovering. Will have to do some ironning, and clean up the back veranda later. I should prune the roses today but I don't know if I'll get that far.
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Post by: obbie on August 05, 2012, 06:49:06 am
Oh Dash, you sound like my Husband, :-* :-* I did the washing, he hung it  out, brought it back in, put away, did the 5 shirts for him ironed, no complaining at all.  I have cooked dinner tonight, and for tomorrow nites dinner, and baked. :)
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Post by: mcmich on August 05, 2012, 06:55:51 am
Went out for a long run today, 19kms. Sitting on the couch watching "Walk the Line' recovering. Will have to do some ironning, and clean up the back veranda later. I should prune the roses today but I don't know if I'll get that far.

Walk the line is one of my favourite movies.
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Post by: Greyhoundmum on August 05, 2012, 09:22:52 am
Amy sorry to hear yourGrandpa is not well again 😒portable oxygen works out well for many who need to have it long term at home. Cylinders are provided and can be changed easily and not too cumbersome to attach to wheelchair or walker.  The only obvious no no is smoking near the oxygen cylinders.  There may also be the option of a home care package (they are called HACC in WA) unfortunately many times relatives have to ask for assistance rather than it be offered, but it should be available to your grandparents.
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Post by: mcmich on August 05, 2012, 09:26:26 am
There is a criteria for having home oxygen. Hope Grandpa meets that Amy.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 05, 2012, 09:55:10 am
Thanks GHM and DFM. Grandpa has been hospitalized lots of times because he hasn't been able to breathe, so I think they should give him the oxygen things. He isn't in a wheelchair or walker so we wouldn't have to worry about that, and he hasn't smoked since he was in the army many years ago.
It would help so much if they could have the oxygen there.
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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 05, 2012, 12:12:03 pm
Don't know where to post this but my 17 year old grand-daughter entered  into the Nestlé Golden Chef's Hat Award and won the WA place today into the final in Melbourne next month.She is an apprentice at Joondalup Resort Hotel and been there for 9 months now. I am soooo proud of her. She loves experimenting with my TMX and since I have been a proud owner she has spent lots of time with me in my kitchen.

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Post by: Amy :-) on August 05, 2012, 12:15:18 pm
Wow MF, thats fantastic!!! Give your granddaughter a big congratulations from me :D :D :D

Go 17 year olds ;)
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Post by: judydawn on August 05, 2012, 12:15:40 pm
Did she use the TMX Mama Fergie?  Congratulations to GD, you must all be very proud of her achievement.

I hope Grandpa is resting well Amy.
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 05, 2012, 12:16:27 pm
Mama fergie that is just wonderful. I wish her all the best. Amazing  and inspiring for all of us. Proud you should be .

Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 05, 2012, 12:22:05 pm
I hope Grandpa is resting well Amy.

If I know my grandpa at all, I know resting is probably the last thing on his mind. He'll probably be playing with his dog, trying to prune the garden, trying to fix or make something... :-)) He's a stubborn old man sometimes, but I love him to bits :)
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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 05, 2012, 12:41:27 pm
Judy they have one TMX in the kitchen but  need more than  one to make it cost effective. My GD loves using mine and comes to cook with me regularly. Together we have experimented a lot since I brought my Mixie into my kitchen. We have cooked lots of recipes together that without Mixie we would not have attempted. My GD says one TMX in kitchen is a waste of space in commercial kitchen but 3 can take place of an apprentice or commis chef. They have one TMX but not enough .. I am soo excited at the moment and so proud of my girl x Sorry but I am basking in her glory. Will take my daughters to Melbourne for the final next month...




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Post by: Gertbysea on August 05, 2012, 01:07:45 pm
I would love to come too to cheer her on.

Gert
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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 05, 2012, 01:38:08 pm
Have photos of the comp but not sure if appropriate to post them on the forum? Also as a newbie not sure how to post photos. Can someone advise me and help if can post please  :)
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Post by: Greyhoundmum on August 05, 2012, 02:25:46 pm
congratulations to your GD Mama Fergie.  If you are using Tapatalk when you hit reply to topic, there is a small camera icon, when you click that it will ask you if you want to upload or take. A photo, you would then choose upload and then choose the file you are going to share.
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Post by: dede on August 05, 2012, 09:55:56 pm
Spend the day yesterday getting a load of wood. Took twice as long as normal because the weather was against us, so we stopped and started several times before we got a full load. But had a good day still. The kids helped loading the wood and doing some exploring around the bush for interesting rocks for DS's collection. They even found a deer antler, and a injured kookaburra. Was a good family day out :)
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Post by: Droverjess on August 05, 2012, 10:42:58 pm
Sounds good dede, despite weather.

I cleared out a cupboard under stairs and reorganised utility cupboard, moved vacuum and ironing board etc. Good job done.
Watched a bit of Olympics  tonight and gave my hair an olive oil tonic

http://www.ehow.com/how_4884793_use-olive-oil-hair.html. Only I used a towel not a plastic bag.

Never done it before will report IDC as to what's think. It sure feels nice.
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Post by: Wonder on August 05, 2012, 10:51:07 pm
Recovering from a big weekend. DD had her debutante ball on Saturday evening it was a fantastic night and despite the crazy amount of money it cost, we all had a wonderful time. She looked absolutely stunning and we were extremely proud parents.(http://img.tapatalk.com/dced0921-eaa1-29af.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/dced0921-ead5-7a8d.jpg)
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Post by: maddy on August 05, 2012, 11:16:35 pm
You all look gorgeous!  8)
Gosh your Daughter and yourself are 2 peas in a pod  :)
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Post by: mcmich on August 05, 2012, 11:24:03 pm
What lovely photos Wonder. You all look fabulous. A very proud moment indeed.
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Post by: judydawn on August 05, 2012, 11:50:44 pm
What a beautiful family photo, DD looks gorgeous Wonder and looks so much like you!  Love your new short hairdo too. Thanks for sharing this special moment with us.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 05, 2012, 11:55:58 pm
Thats an absolutely gorgeous photo Wonder :D Very special indeed :)
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 06, 2012, 12:06:56 am
Wonder wonder wonder how wonderful.

I too love your new hairdo.

Absolutely appropriate to be proud of your beautiful daughter and family.

Thank you for sharing.

Gert
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Post by: Greyhoundmum on August 06, 2012, 12:38:11 am
Beautiful photos Wonder.😄
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Post by: obbie on August 06, 2012, 12:45:16 am
Great photos Wonder :)
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Post by: Halex on August 06, 2012, 12:45:48 am
Lovely photos Wonder. :)
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Post by: Halex on August 06, 2012, 12:50:03 am
Trying to find things to do to keep me out of the kitchen. :)

Any suggestions?

My freezer is bursting with meals again.  My veggie patch needs weeding & will be back at the gym this week. I really need to cut back on cooking, I find it so hard to stop at cooking just on thing. I start & before I know it I have cooked a load of food ;D

 :)
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Post by: obbie on August 06, 2012, 12:51:05 am
Lie down and read a book, Hally.

Watch TV, go out for a coffee with friends..
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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 06, 2012, 12:52:50 am
Thanks everyone for all the nice comments yesterday. We are so happy and proud. ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Halex on August 06, 2012, 12:59:54 am
obbie, I am a busy person, I read books on holidays but I like to do things. I regularly have coffee with friends. I think I need to find something that I love as much as cooking & going to the gym. A new hobby, but what?
 :)
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Post by: obbie on August 06, 2012, 01:03:33 am
Hally, go for a walk, Change the house around around, go shopping, go to the beach, or a park.

I never had much time, as I am always at our shop.
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Post by: Emme on August 06, 2012, 01:04:56 am


Wonder, beautiful family photos of a special occasion.


Marie
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Post by: Halex on August 06, 2012, 01:16:51 am
Shopping, LOL, trying to stay away from them as we are off to singapore in sept.

My plan today is walk to school & back,  & weed the veggie patch & no cooking :) see if I can last the day without cooking. Tennis lessons for ds later

 :)
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Post by: judydawn on August 06, 2012, 03:01:05 am
Have GS here today so amusing him in the usual ways.
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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 06, 2012, 03:30:35 am
Hope you are having fun with GS Judy ;) I have GS 2 years and GD almost 5 here. Going to the park soon  :)
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Post by: judydawn on August 06, 2012, 03:49:03 am
The park/playground is on our list this afternoon too Mama Fergie, the sun is shining so we must take advantage of it.
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Post by: Wonder on August 06, 2012, 04:41:56 am
Thanks for the lovely comments. We are obviously biased but think they were the lovliest couple there  ;D DD is a replica of me, she is always getting told and she looks like me and isn't overly happy about it!
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Post by: desi on August 06, 2012, 06:16:25 am
Wonder, what a beautiful family you have.
Thank you for sharing the photos with us :)
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Post by: astarra on August 06, 2012, 06:30:34 am
Love the photos, Wonder. Thanx for sharing.  :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 06, 2012, 06:36:07 am
Today I had a blood test first thing, it didn't go very well, but I managed to get through it and go for my usual 3 hour PT session :)
Now I'm about to have lunch.

Hally, why don't you take up a new exercise that you can do at home? Pilates or yoga?

Judy, I hope you are having fun with GS :-*
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Post by: Halex on August 06, 2012, 07:02:29 am
I think It has to be something out of the home or I just end up in the kitchen :)

My gym has pilates & yoga classes, it has everything  :)

Maybe cooking in a soup kitchen occasionally, might put me off cooking, LOL ;D
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Post by: mcmich on August 06, 2012, 07:09:47 am
Hally, volunteering may be just the thing. The RSPCA, meals on wheels, at DS school, the possibilities are endless.
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Post by: cookie1 on August 06, 2012, 07:14:42 am
A beautiful family photo Wonder. Something to be very proud of.

Today has been housework. The ironing when I get off the computer.
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Post by: Halex on August 06, 2012, 07:31:47 am
Mcmich done the school thing.
Not cooked anything & have taken beef dianne out of the freezer for dinner. We all enjoy this dish.

School pick up, ds needs new shoes, tennis lessons, no time toncook now. So managed to get through the day :)

 :)
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Post by: mcmich on August 06, 2012, 07:51:28 am
I love doing meals on wheels Hally, it's fun. You need to be an animal person to do RSPCA, it's a lot of cleaning and you need the will power not to bring your work home with you IYKWIM? There are a lot of options other than school though.
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Post by: Droverjess on August 06, 2012, 08:08:18 am
Wonderful pics Wonder.

Hally what about joining a choir, or finding an adult class to join in something new or both. Art or craft or learn a New language. Then you  can practice each week before the next class.

Or helping at your local blind society? My sister used to do asking newspapers. Record the local paper each week .

I have no idea where you live or what is available. I am currently learning to make soap. It is cooking without eating!
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Post by: Greyhoundmum on August 06, 2012, 11:10:24 am
Hi Hally my main hobby is Toastmasters it is a wonderful way to improve communication, learn leadership skills and make friends who are like minded.  I know a lot of people are afraid of public speaking but all training is provided. Any other Toastmasters out there??
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Post by: Katiej on August 06, 2012, 11:19:12 am
Great photos Wonder.  It looks like you had a lovely night.  I agree with the other comments, your daughter is the spitting image of you  :)

I would volunteer at meals on wheels if I didn't work full time. 
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Post by: Cornish Cream on August 06, 2012, 11:39:20 am
Stunning photo of your DD Wonder.She is beautiful :) Loved her dress as well ;)
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Post by: meganjane on August 06, 2012, 12:01:36 pm
Lovely photo! You must be so proud.

Greyhoundmum, I'd love to be a part of Toastmasters, but don't have a group anywhere near.

Today I went food shopping in our major town - mostly things I can't get here. Took the bandage off the dog's leg tonight.

This dog has cost us a fortune in Vet bills! He jumped off the top deck of a sheep carrier last week and had to have a specialist in Perth operate on his elbow which was dislocated and fractured. We have to keep him rested for 6 weeks!
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Post by: judydawn on August 06, 2012, 12:05:17 pm
Hard to keep one of those dogs quiet I'll bet MJ - he is gorgeous and I bet feeling very sorry for himself
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Post by: *suzanne* on August 06, 2012, 12:05:28 pm
Oh your poor dog how are you supposed to keep him rested for 6 weeks?

He is very cute and yes they sure do cost a fortune our little Maltese Shit-zu had his eyes operated on when he was only  4mths old 12yrs ago and that was nearly $1000 back then. I hope he makes a full recovery  
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 06, 2012, 12:05:42 pm
MJ have you found someone to take your place at the retreat?

Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 06, 2012, 12:22:23 pm
Gorgeous doggy MJ ;D Such a shame about his elbow though! It sounds very painful :(
Vet bills are expensive aren't they, but we do love our pets :-))
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Post by: Katiej on August 06, 2012, 12:30:57 pm
What a cute dog! I hope he's a good patient MJ.
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Post by: Droverjess on August 06, 2012, 05:53:11 pm
Oh my MJ, what a nuisance. And working dogs so hard to keep quiet. And worth a lot too, well in UK they are as not so many people can train sheep dogs.

Hope all goes well for his recovery.

Been doing admin, sorting lambs, house and dinner ( never ending). and trying to find DD some where to live for new job in sept, this is very difficult and time consuming.
Ironing after dinner - left over beef/veggies/mash into cottage pie, and braised leeks, left over yorkshires and for afters rice pudding.

Trying to have normal bed time of ten pm tonight . Been getting later cos of Olympics and am not getting good nights. last night almost 11.30pm. Then woke at 3.30 in a storm and stayed awake for hours.
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Post by: dede on August 06, 2012, 09:16:15 pm
MJ what a nice looking dog, Vet bills are very expensive that's for sure.
 my husband had a kelpie working dog, and at 18 months old she was a brilliant dog and very smart. But sadly she was run over when taking sheep across a road :(
He still hasn't been able to replace her.
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Post by: jakodai on August 06, 2012, 10:59:23 pm
I used to do foster care for the Lort Smith Animal Hospital in Melbourne and I had a kelpie to look after for a few months. She'd been ran over in the driveway of her home and her leg was so badly broken that she nearly had to be out down. Luckily the vet who saw was up for a challenge and after lots of surgery her leg is now basically fixed. We had to keep her confined to a crate for a couple of months, even carrying her out to the toilet, then slowly and gradually we could give her more time out of the crate. She also needed a series of injections to help her leg. We looked after her for 6 months and took her back for the 'last time' ready to be adopted and we lasted 1 night without her. We ended up adopting her.

This is all much different because it was her back leg which carries more weight and is hard to favour as opposed to the front leg which a dog can 'look after' a little more.

Now her leg is fine, it's a little stiffer than the other and not quite as much movement because she has a pin in it, and it only gives her grief in really cold weather or when she once got into some macadamia nuts - the nuts made her leg that bad that we thought the pin had moved.

Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is try using a crate to keep your dog rested. I used to keep Jess' in the lounge room so she was always part of what we were doing.

This isn't a very clear photo but it really does show one of the reasons we had to keep her - this is her nature. She's a big softy.

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Post by: dede on August 06, 2012, 11:04:02 pm
That is a lovely story jakodai :)
What a cutie. I don't blame you for adopting her. :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 06, 2012, 11:52:11 pm
That's wonderful Amanda :D She is a gorgeous dog ;D
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Post by: Wonder on August 06, 2012, 11:57:40 pm
All family sick today, DD hasn't yet woken up, DS up and feeling very sore and sorry, I'm up but only barely able to do anything but will need to work during the day, luckily DH is least affected and he is looking after us all.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 07, 2012, 12:06:48 am
Oh dear Wonder, that doesn't sound good at all :( I hope it doesn't last long :-*
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 07, 2012, 12:11:13 am
That certainly is a wonderful facility and wonderful of you to be part of it. jakodai.

I feel for you MJ trying to keep your gorgeous but accident prone doggie quiet. Not easy.


Gert


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Post by: judydawn on August 07, 2012, 12:20:34 am
Lovely story jakodai, it would be so hard to give an animal back after that long.  2 months in a crate, poor thing - could you knit her a sock or something for her leg when it's cold, would that help her with the pain?

Not a good day in your house Wonder, hope you all recover quickly.
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Post by: Katiej on August 07, 2012, 03:44:47 am
What a lovely story Jakodai. Great photo too!

Wonder I hope everyone has a quick recovery - take care xx
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Post by: dede on August 07, 2012, 03:47:38 am
Wonder I do hope your all feeling better soon :)
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Post by: cookie1 on August 07, 2012, 04:32:08 am
Jakodai what a beautiful caring dog.

Get well everyone at Wonder's house.
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Post by: obbie on August 07, 2012, 04:50:10 am
Take care Wonder
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Post by: astarra on August 07, 2012, 04:55:49 am
Hope you and your family are feeling better real soon wonder.  :-*
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Post by: deedub on August 07, 2012, 06:06:38 am
DD7 home sick from school today so she came shopping with me - a trip to Costco & then the supermarket. She then helped me make apple pies (her favourite). As you can see, she's really not that sick!
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Off to swimming lessons later, although DD7 will sit poolside with me while her sister does her stuff.
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Post by: Katiej on August 07, 2012, 06:16:53 am
Great photo.  Sounds like a lovely day (and probably more fun than being at school  :))
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Post by: Halex on August 07, 2012, 06:22:18 am
Wonder, hope its not a long bug, rest up & get rid of it.

Deedub, your gorgeous dd doesnt look that sick to me ;D shes obviously a great actress in the mornings. My first question, are you in trouble? 2nd is all your homework up to date? LOL

Been to the gym for a short work out

 :)
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Post by: dede on August 07, 2012, 07:38:52 am
How did you cope at the Gym Hally?
Hope it wasn't too much for you.
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Post by: Droverjess on August 07, 2012, 07:56:47 am
Get well wonder, don't overdo it hally!
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Post by: Wonder on August 07, 2012, 08:15:11 am
Thanks everyone, we are a very sad house today, DS, DD and myself all on the couch under Dona's alternating between being hot and cold. We all have big days tomorrow so can't afford to be this sick for long.
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Post by: jakodai on August 07, 2012, 01:29:21 pm
She is pretty amazing - I kind of feel for the people who had her before us. I hate that they 'dumped' her, but she's always been so amazing, affectionate and caring that things must have been really tight for them to do it. She's amazing with DS, too. She's now with DS's dad, so he doesn't get to see her all that much anymore, but when we used to get home she'd check him out to make sure that he was OK. She has always been very protective and caring of him. She's never happy unless she's touching you - if you're sitting on the couch, she's laying right next to you with her head on your lap.

It's an amazing program, and it helps save so many animal's lives. The people who ran it had found a little loophole for the dogs that had been there for a while. Before their time was up, they'd foster the dogs out for a few days and then when they came back it was like their time had started over again. Probably not by the book, but it gave the animals the best possible chance. I just loved being able to help out.

Jake, my Border Collie, also used to be a therapy dog through the Lort Smith's PALS program, and THAT was amazing. I was at a nursing home once and a dementia patient, who most of the nurses hadn't even heard talk patted Jake and then started talking about his dog. It still gives me goose bumps. I love it! There were also patients who used to follow me around the nursing home telling me that Jake shouldn't be inside...  :D  Jake loved visiting the nursing home, because they all gave him food! One of the nurses even made him a sandwich once!

I hope everyone's feeling better Wonder - it's horrible when everyone's sick.
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Post by: Delightful Den on August 07, 2012, 01:55:57 pm
I spent a very busy day at work. I filled in a few slack moments playing with the Google hurdler.

Then went for a good tempo run after work tonight. Now I am watching Supernatural with DW.

Mandi, DW and I always forget our anniversary. We usually remembe when a card from may mother arrives in the mail nad we wonder why she is sending us a card.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 07, 2012, 02:04:16 pm
She is pretty amazing - I kind of feel for the people who had her before us. I hate that they 'dumped' her, but she's always been so amazing, affectionate and caring that things must have been really tight for them to do it. She's amazing with DS, too. She's now with DS's dad, so he doesn't get to see her all that much anymore, but when we used to get home she'd check him out to make sure that he was OK. She has always been very protective and caring of him. She's never happy unless she's touching you - if you're sitting on the couch, she's laying right next to you with her head on your lap.

It's an amazing program, and it helps save so many animal's lives. The people who ran it had found a little loophole for the dogs that had been there for a while. Before their time was up, they'd foster the dogs out for a few days and then when they came back it was like their time had started over again. Probably not by the book, but it gave the animals the best possible chance. I just loved being able to help out.

Jake, my Border Collie, also used to be a therapy dog through the Lort Smith's PALS program, and THAT was amazing. I was at a nursing home once and a dementia patient, who most of the nurses hadn't even heard talk patted Jake and then started talking about his dog. It still gives me goose bumps. I love it! There were also patients who used to follow me around the nursing home telling me that Jake shouldn't be inside...  :D  Jake loved visiting the nursing home, because they all gave him food! One of the nurses even made him a sandwich once!

I love dog stories Amanda, especially ones like yours :D Thank you so much for sharing!!
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Post by: nazar on August 07, 2012, 02:29:59 pm
 what was your best time dash
my  ds 12  came home from school ' try this mum'  it was the google hurdler
his best time 16.4 sec  my first time 46.3 after about 15 goes got down to 18.6
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Post by: Delightful Den on August 08, 2012, 06:39:26 am
I think I manged about 15 sec but DW got down to 13.5.  Today I am playing Google basketball. Not doing too good, i will have to practice more.
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Post by: *suzanne* on August 08, 2012, 07:14:13 am
Cleaning  :-)) it's never ending in this house xx
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Post by: obbie on August 08, 2012, 07:25:55 am
On here
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 08, 2012, 07:28:42 am
I had my PT session this morning, not very happy with it though :( My calves are very sore and I couldn't exercise as hard as I usually can. Typically my PT wanted to record all my scores today, so I have them all recorded in my diary but they're not a true reflection of my fitness level.
Not feeling good today anyway though. Just one of "those days" :(
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Post by: mcmich on August 08, 2012, 07:40:04 am
Sorry your having an off day DFD.
Work today, got bumped to another ward, a nice change for the day but I'm glad it's over as I was a bit out of my depth.
I'm going to work on wedding invitations tonight.
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 08, 2012, 07:49:18 am
Sorry your having an off day DFD.
Work today, got bumped to another ward, a nice change for the day but I'm glad it's over as I was a bit out of my depth.
I'm going to work on wedding invitations tonight.

You had such a lovely 5 days off. NOT!!
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Post by: Katiej on August 08, 2012, 07:54:04 am
I'm going to work on wedding invitations tonight.

Wedding invitations?  Have I missed something?  I remember seeing your lovely wedding photo's, so I'm wondering who is getting married?  :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 08, 2012, 07:56:44 am
Sorry your having an off day DFD.
Work today, got bumped to another ward, a nice change for the day but I'm glad it's over as I was a bit out of my depth.
I'm going to work on wedding invitations tonight.

You had such a lovely 5 days off. NOT!!

I was thinking the same thing!
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Post by: mcmich on August 08, 2012, 08:01:16 am
I will get a nice pay this fortnight, makes it worthwhile.

Card making started as a hobby for me, then I sent out invitations for birthdays, my daughters wedding etc, word got around and now it is a bit of a side line. The ones I'm doing now are for a lovely young nurse I work with getting married in December.
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Post by: astarra on August 08, 2012, 08:03:07 am
Today I took my neice to pre-school with me and miss 3, went to MILs for lunch, then washing x 3 loads, dishes, tidying and vacuuming, - normal day-to-day stuff.... :)  Oh also have 3 girls bathed, tea cooking and the table set.  :)  And got TOTM which is a huge reminder I am no longer pregnant.  :'(  - at least I know my body is recovering and getting back to normal.  :)
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Post by: Jadey on August 08, 2012, 08:45:49 am
Wonder - geez I hope you and the family are feeling much better soon sounds horrible  :(

Mcmish - cool hobby! Making my wedding invitations was fun and also made me want to cut my wrists at the same time haha.

Astarra - I'm sorry that would be so hard  :'(

Jadey  :)

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Post by: cookie1 on August 08, 2012, 09:26:38 am
Did the shopping this morning after checking all the specials on line as we didn't have our junk mail delivered yet. Before that popped to the library. Came home, unpacked and put away the shopping. Put the washing out, checked the forum, ate lunch made mayonnaise, chatted tomDHwhen he got home, got washing in, folded it, checked forum and soon time to begin dinner. Not a lot done but I was very busy doing it.
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Post by: dede on August 08, 2012, 10:16:38 am
Astarra I do feel for you and what you have had to deal with. I remember when my sister lost her first baby and no one warned her that her milk would come in a couple days after he was born, she was such a mess already then her milk come in and just made it that much harder  Not something that I would wish apron anyone :(
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Post by: astarra on August 08, 2012, 10:24:40 am
Thanx Jadey and Mandi... yeah, the last couple of weeks have been a bit easier once the milk supply dried up - not a nice thing to put up with....now this, and I thought I was doing so well..... :'(   I should have remembered that this cycle time would be hard. Oh well, another day tomorrow.  :)

BTW Mandi, how is your sister today?
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Post by: cookie1 on August 08, 2012, 12:27:56 pm
I can imagine how you feel Astarra. At least you know that everything on the inside is working as it should be. :-*
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 08, 2012, 02:13:10 pm
I understand and empathise having been there myself. It will pass and hopefully fade in time. A day at a time.

Gretchem
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Post by: Frozzie on August 08, 2012, 03:42:27 pm
Feel for you astarra .. Hang in there!
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Post by: judydawn on August 08, 2012, 03:51:30 pm
Hugs Astarra.
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Post by: Frozzie on August 08, 2012, 04:01:27 pm
Jd what are you doing up??
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Post by: Wonder on August 08, 2012, 09:23:18 pm
Astarra hugs to you, it must be so difficult.

Still all sick here, I can't believe how this has knocked me and DD, I might have to go to the doctors today and just check that it's just a bug/flu. We've been in bed since Mnday and every part of my body is hurting.
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Post by: dede on August 08, 2012, 09:23:48 pm
Thanx Jadey and Mandi... yeah, the last couple of weeks have been a bit easier once the milk supply dried up - not a nice thing to put up with....now this, and I thought I was doing so well..... :'(   I should have remembered that this cycle time would be hard. Oh well, another day tomorrow.  :)

BTW Mandi, how is your sister today?

They let her out of hospital till Friday (she talked them into it) I do think that being at home is much less stressful for her. Scan Friday then re evaluate what to do next.
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Post by: obbie on August 09, 2012, 12:52:28 am
Take it easy Astarra.  :)
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Post by: judydawn on August 09, 2012, 01:03:45 am
Hi Kim, I was in bed and decided to check the forum one last time before turning off the light.  It sits alongside me on the quilt cover  :-))
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Post by: astarra on August 09, 2012, 01:08:29 am
Thanx all you lovely ladies  :-*  Trying to just take each day as it comes, not doing much today aside from the normal housework. Today is sunny so that is always nice.  :)  Thank you all again. Doing all I can to keep positive, happy I do have my 3 daughters and a wonderful DH.  :) And thankful for this forum and the kind people who make it such a friendly caring place.  :D
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Post by: obbie on August 09, 2012, 06:11:48 am
Great thinking Astarra :)
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Post by: dede on August 09, 2012, 06:25:05 am
OMG it's freezing here at the moment, I'm so glad I have an exercise bike. I think the wind is coming straight off the snow. Brrrr :(
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Post by: Droverjess on August 09, 2012, 07:15:01 am
Well it is 7.15 am and I have already done a basket of ironing.
Off to look at potential property for DD. 5 1/2 hr round trip if no hold ups!
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 09, 2012, 07:16:56 am
I just got home from a work placement at the hospital. It was great, working in the kitchen and menu office alongside the dietetic assistant. So great that I'm going to apply for a job as a kitchen assistant ;D
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Post by: dede on August 09, 2012, 07:18:11 am
I just got home from a work placement at the hospital. It was great, working in the kitchen and menu office alongside the dietetic assistant. So great that I'm going to apply for a job as a kitchen assistant ;D

Wow good luck Amy, I hope you get the job. You will want to take your TM with you lol ;D
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Post by: obbie on August 09, 2012, 07:18:37 am
That is great Amy. hope you get it.
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Post by: Emme on August 09, 2012, 07:28:41 am
Astarra, hope you are taking things easy today.

Amy, hope your successful with job application.

Too cold here to do much, it is freezing outside.

Marie


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Post by: Droverjess on August 09, 2012, 07:33:51 am
Take it easy Astarra, good luck Amy. Hope you feel better soon Wonder, it sounds like influenza if you ache so.
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Post by: jakodai on August 09, 2012, 08:20:50 am
I just got home from a work placement at the hospital. It was great, working in the kitchen and menu office alongside the dietetic assistant. So great that I'm going to apply for a job as a kitchen assistant ;D

Wow good luck Amy, I hope you get the job. You will want to take your TM with you lol ;D

You could use that as a selling point in the job interview. "I come with my own thermomix!" ;-)
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Post by: mcmich on August 09, 2012, 09:02:30 am
You will do well DFD. It's alll good experience and to put on your resume. Even if you have to give your time without pay.
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Post by: Jadey on August 09, 2012, 10:02:08 am
I've been sorting through and photographing some old clothes to sell today. And watching some movies.
I resigned from my job earlier this week and start a new one on Monday so I'm enjoying having some time to catch up at home and relax a little also.

It's also good to be able to check in on the forums because otherwise I can't get near them during the week, and lucky to some weekends.

Jadey  :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 09, 2012, 10:51:29 am
Thanks everyone :D I think I made a good impression on all the kitchen ladies because they seemed to like me :)

I just got home from a work placement at the hospital. It was great, working in the kitchen and menu office alongside the dietetic assistant. So great that I'm going to apply for a job as a kitchen assistant ;D

Wow good luck Amy, I hope you get the job. You will want to take your TM with you lol ;D

You could use that as a selling point in the job interview. "I come with my own thermomix!" ;-)

I'd love to take TM up there! Imagine all the yummy food I could make for all the poor people in hospital... :) I was thinking soup, custard, casseroles, porridge, pasta dishes, risotto... I think I would need a TM army to feed everyone though! :-))

You will do well DFD. It's alll good experience and to put on your resume. Even if you have to give your time without pay.

Thanks DFM :-* I wouldn't mind working without pay, sometimes the experience means more than the dollars ;) ;) And I loved the experience I had today. I'm still thinking about it and wishing I was going back tomorrow :)
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Post by: judydawn on August 09, 2012, 11:00:47 am
Good luck with the application for the job Amy - they are obviously looking for staff?
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 09, 2012, 11:02:54 am
Thanks Judy! :D They're desperate for staff. All the casuals are working almost full-time hours. I would love to help them ease the load, and it would be great experience for me particularly with what I'm studying :)
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Post by: jakodai on August 09, 2012, 12:44:41 pm
I wish you were in the kitchen when I was in hospital. The food was horrible. The meals were outsourced, so it was all about keeping the costs down, and it showed. Some of the meals were inedible. I didn't mind too much, because I didn't have much of an appetite, but I was nursing and fighting one hell of an infection & recovering from a nasty caesarian, so I should have been eating! I would have LOVED some of your custard, Amy! ;-)
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 09, 2012, 12:49:44 pm
Oh Amanda, I would have loved to make it for you!!! :-*

I took a meal into one elderly man and he told me I had a lovely smile :)
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Post by: jakodai on August 09, 2012, 01:33:23 pm
I think custard is underestimated. Sure it has sugar in it. But it also has eggs (protein and iron) and lot's of milk (calcium). I don't mind giving it to DS, I don't have trouble getting him to drink milk and he eats yoghurt like it's going out of fashion so I'm not worred about calcium, but he's not real good with protein so I worry about iron & protein. He's on a multi-vitamin to help, but it;s obviously better from natural sources...

Elderly men can be so sweet. They can also be horrible, but I prefer to think of them as sweet... lol
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 09, 2012, 01:43:53 pm
I agree with you there Manda, low fat, low sugar custard is a very nutritious, high-protein, high-calcium snack or dessert ;) ;) ;D ;D
Definitely underestimated!

I really enjoy talking to elderly people, it reminds me of talking to my grandparents :)
If I ever come across a horrible one, I just charm their socks off :-))

My other work placement is at a nursing home, so I'm looking forward to that one too :)
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Post by: judydawn on August 09, 2012, 01:45:04 pm
Who gives you these 'work placements' Amy?  It's been a long time since I worked so I'm not up with these things.
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Post by: Delightful Den on August 09, 2012, 03:51:26 pm
Gym this morning. Busy day at work then had to drive to Perth for a Professional Development session tomorrow. Didn't get here until 7:30, unpacked and did an interval run session, 10 min warm up 4 x 1.6km flat out with a 400m recovery and 10 min cool down.

Time for bed now.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 10, 2012, 12:11:29 am
Who gives you these 'work placements' Amy?  It's been a long time since I worked so I'm not up with these things.

Mine are being organised by the coordinator of my nutrition and dietetics course, Judy :) The idea is that we go into a couple of care facilities to see how what we are learning is applied in real life, such as healthy meal planning, following infection control and hygiene precautions, communicating with clients to establish their dietary needs, and modifying meals and menus to suit different dietary requirements ;)
I think most educational facilities have the option or requirement of work placements. I know that all the high schools here have optional ones, my college has compulsory ones which can occasionally be negotiated, and I think all universities have compulsory ones. 
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Post by: mcmich on August 10, 2012, 09:51:58 am
Who gives you these 'work placements' Amy?  It's been a long time since I worked so I'm not up with these things.
I know our hospital gets paid to take students. We take IRON nurses - which are international RN's who pay (a lot of money) to meet regulations and register in Australia. The hospital also gets paid to take Uni students on placement.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: Amy :-) on August 10, 2012, 09:57:49 am
It sounds like I've pretty well got the job at the hospital. The boss said he would have loved me to start today because he was five staff down :o
Typically, I also got phone calls today about the other two jobs I applied for, asking if I was still looking for work :-)) Unfortunately I can only take one, and its definitely going to be the hospital ;D

Also had a lecture this afternoon, and we were allocated our case studies for the role play assessment next week... agh!
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Post by: dede on August 10, 2012, 09:59:45 am
Well Amy as they say "If it doesn't rain it Pours"
Nice to have a choice though.
I can definitely see you working at the hospital and loving it :D
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Post by: mcmich on August 10, 2012, 10:01:33 am
What wonderful news DFD. Seems as if you are spoiled for choice now.  :-*
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Post by: Emme on August 10, 2012, 10:06:37 am

Great news Amy, isn't is always the way, nice to have a choice though.

Good luck

Marie
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 10, 2012, 10:07:07 am
Thanks Mandi, DFM and Marie :D :D :D
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Post by: judydawn on August 10, 2012, 10:59:18 am
I hope the hospital confirms you have the job quickly Amy, you wouldn't want to lose the others if the hospital one isn't secured.  Good luck. The hospital one sounds perfect for you.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 10, 2012, 11:17:59 am
Thanks Judy :) One of the ladies who rang about one of the other jobs said she will keep my resume, and said to give her a call if the hospital doesn't work out ;)
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Post by: jakodai on August 10, 2012, 12:14:55 pm
That's great news Amy - its nice to feel wanted! The workforce can be difficult sometimes, I'm very happy for you that you're getting the experiences you want.  It's a great feeling to have a job that enjoy.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 10, 2012, 12:16:41 pm
Thanks Amanda!!! It sure is ;) :D
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Post by: *suzanne* on August 10, 2012, 12:17:59 pm
Congratulations Amy you sound popular  :) Good luck with your new job xx

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Post by: Katiej on August 10, 2012, 12:19:19 pm
Great news Amy, well done  :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 10, 2012, 12:21:18 pm
Thanks girls ;D
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Post by: Cornish Cream on August 10, 2012, 12:24:18 pm
Well done Amy on your new job ;D
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Post by: Frozzie on August 10, 2012, 02:46:47 pm
When do you find put for sure about the hospital job amy?
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Post by: Wonder on August 10, 2012, 11:15:59 pm
Well done Amy, hopefully they will be able to confirm the position and get all the paperwork sorted quickly.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 11, 2012, 12:21:56 am
Thanks CC and Wonder :)

I am going to the hospital to see a man on Monday and he will be giving me some medical history forms to complete. The man on the phone yesterday said he wants to give me evening shifts, so it sounds like I'm going to be starting as soon as the paperwork is done.
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Post by: snappy on August 11, 2012, 12:26:15 am
Medical history forms? Amy, Is it normal to complete those for hospital work?  I haven't ever completed medical forms for employment.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 11, 2012, 12:27:55 am
Really snappy? ???

Um, I'm not sure. I just do what I'm told :-))

But they would have to know about my spinal surgery anyway :P
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Post by: judydawn on August 11, 2012, 01:25:20 am
I hope you don't have any trouble getting time off for the retreat Amy :)
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Post by: Wonder on August 11, 2012, 01:32:27 am
Amy if you mean they would know about your surgery because you had it at the hospital that's not correct. Your medical information is nt able to be released without your permission and if they did already know about it I would be asking questions as its a severe breach of privacy legislation. All employees we recruit are subject to pre employment medicals and this is a normal business practice. The pre employment medicals are different depending on the specific requirements of the job and while we never know the specifics of an individual's condition if it's something that may impede them undertaking the job they would be classified as unfit for the particular role, sometimes we discuss the particulars with the doctor with the consent of the individual and find a way around if we are really wanting the particular individual and sometimes unfortunately it means the individual doesn't get the job. I wouldn't be worried if you are asked to take a medical but would be concerned if they have your medical history from another source.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: dede on August 11, 2012, 06:58:42 am
Between cooking this morning then filling in some trenches this afternoon (after down pipes were finally installed for the new shed) I'm stuffed. I got a nasty blister on my hand from the shovel. Ouch :(
Now time for a shower I do think.
Title: Re: What have you been doing today?
Post by: mcmich on August 11, 2012, 07:06:33 am
Work this morning. At the top of my street this morning a kangaroo ran into my car. I stopped because I saw it but it decided to keep going anyway. My bumper bar is split but the car is still drivable. Rang my insurer and thay said I would have to pay an excess to get it fixed as the kangaroo did not stop and we didn't exchange details.  >:( :-))
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Post by: Emme on August 11, 2012, 07:15:13 am
Work this morning. At the top of my street this morning a kangaroo ran into my car. I stopped because I saw it but it decided to keep going anyway. My bumper bar is split but the car is still drivable. Rang my insurer and thay said I would have to pay an excess to get it fixed as the kangaroo did not stop and we didn't exchange details.  >:( :-))

Thanks for this mcmich, still laughing, although it is not funny having to deal with the damage.


Marie   
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 11, 2012, 07:15:34 am
Work this morning. At the top of my street this morning a kangaroo ran into my car. I stopped because I saw it but it decided to keep going anyway. My bumper bar is split but the car is still drivable. Rang my insurer and thay said I would have to pay an excess to get it fixed as the kangaroo did not stop and we didn't exchange details.  >:( :-))

I bet that made you hopping mad. Bugger!

Gert
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Post by: mcmich on August 11, 2012, 07:19:45 am
It is funny, and I can still drive the car. Just the inconvenience of having it off the road and gettingit fixed.
I'm going to try and co-ordinate while I'm away in WA.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 11, 2012, 10:37:56 am
I nearly had a heart attack reading the first part of your post DFM! I thought you may have been hurt :( I'm very relieved you're not :)

I hope you don't have any trouble getting time off for the retreat Amy :)

No worries Judy ;)

Wonder, I mentioned it to the boss while I was there on work placement on Thursday, and I assured him that it does not restrict me at all. I'm happy to fill out medical history forms because I have no current health issues. My spinal surgery is all in the past.

Today I had a lecture at college, then went for a swim, now getting ready to go to the concert which SD is playing in.
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Post by: obbie on August 11, 2012, 10:41:55 am
Michelle, kangaroos forget to check his license hey....

Amy great news about your job.

Cooking cakes, and stuff all morning for DD party today. all went well.
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Post by: cookie1 on August 11, 2012, 12:23:16 pm
Out shopping and coffee and cake with DD this morning. Then this afternoon had friends found for coffee and cake.
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Post by: judydawn on August 11, 2012, 12:29:00 pm
What a stupid kangaroo Michele, do they normally just hop into anything even if it's stationary  :o  Funny story but it's the inconvenience and excess which make it not so funny.
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Post by: Katiej on August 11, 2012, 12:39:37 pm
Michelle just caught up on the news.  I'm sorry about your car, but very pleased you are ok.

JD Kangaroos are so unpredictable, you can never tell which way the will go.  They can do so much damage.
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Post by: Greyhoundmum on August 11, 2012, 01:02:44 pm
mcMich glad to hear you are Ok.
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Post by: Delightful Den on August 11, 2012, 04:02:03 pm
It is very inconvenient when kangaroos hop and run. They should have to display number plates and carry third party insurance.
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Post by: Delightful Den on August 11, 2012, 04:05:49 pm
I went for a bike ride this morning, then had coffee with my fellow cyclists. We had lunch with DWs step sister and her husband in the swan valley. It was very pleasant.
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Post by: mcmich on August 11, 2012, 09:19:57 pm
Kangaroos are a bit silly. I wasn't in any danger of being hurt, It wasn't a big kangaroo and it ran into the passenger side of the car.

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Post by: Halex on August 11, 2012, 10:28:04 pm
Michele, thats a nuisance & being without a car s no fun at all.

 >:(
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 11, 2012, 11:43:18 pm
I got up early and had breakfast so I could fit in a good 2 hour bike ride before going gonging at 10am. Now I am waiting for this stupid rain to stop so I can go :-\
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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 12, 2012, 02:11:28 am
Just booked flights and hotel for myself and DD to go to Melbourne to support GD in national apprentice chef final  :) going out later for drive and late lunch/early dinner which is our usual Sunday ritual :) a bit cloudy and showery here today.
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Post by: Halex on August 12, 2012, 02:16:33 am
How exciting MF.

No lunch out today for us :( i decided that we should stay home. We have lots of exciting things happening in the next few months.

We all helped dig up the veg patch yesterday. Was hoping to buy some seedlings today & plant, but looks like rain for a while.

 :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 12, 2012, 02:24:54 am
A vegie patch Hally, how exciting! :D :D
Maybe you could all help cook a yummy Sunday lunch since you're not going out? ;)

The rain didn't stop but I went for my ride anyway ;D The hot shower I just had was wonderful :D
Now having a cup of tea before my friend picks me up for the gonging  :)

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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 12, 2012, 02:28:11 am
Yes Hally not looking the best outside maybe we will just walk across to the marina later instead if the rain stays on.
Sorry to hear about your friend :( Hopefully the prognosis will be positive.
Yes we have a hectic few months ahead also. DH and I decided to go away on our own as we normally do once or twice a year. I booked Phuket about 6 weeks ago and we leave on 22nd August. Last Friday DH called me and said he had been offered a trip to Singapore for the Grand Priz as his business partner could no longer and all paid so we ar off there on the September 15th. GD won state final comp here last Sunday so DD and I going to Melbourne for the national final and we will arrive home 2 days before we go to Singapore! 7 weeks ago I was not going anywhere!!! Not complaining but would be great if everything was well spaced out. Had we known about Grand Prix trip we would not have booked Phuket.  :-))

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Post by: Halex on August 12, 2012, 02:31:42 am
Amy, was going to take a photo of the veg patch, all that is left now is, rosemary, lavender, chillis, garlic chives, thyme, sage, a few spring onions, 1 capsicum, green beans, 2 huge parsley bushes :)

At least we cleared the veg patch yesterday.

MF, Yes all crossed for monday for my friend.

You just miss us in singapore, we are 5th-9th :)

Hawaii October.

Down south in a few weeks.

Doing a nice meal at home today :)
Enjy the marina, we have been twice & enjoyed it there.

 :)
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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 12, 2012, 02:40:16 am
Your veg patch sounds great. I only have a herb patch, can't call it a herb garden as it is only 3 foot by 3 foot square in my small washing line courtyard. At the moment the parsley has wandered and is now gracing both sides of the path leading to the laundry door!! Basil rosemary and thyme all overgrown also so triimming on the agenda this week and will plant some Asian herbs at the start of spring. No room for veggies as we don't have a large block of land and being so close to the ocean lots of plants don't survive.
I love Singapore especially the shopping and food
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Post by: Halex on August 12, 2012, 02:42:43 am
Ours isnt very big but its 2 levels. Might try basil again, the last lot died.

I love the food & shopping in singapore too. Where are you staying. We are at the sheraton towers, last trip the St.Regis, but it was very pricey >:(
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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 12, 2012, 02:49:13 am
We are staying at the Swissotel Stamford. I haven't stayed there before but I am sure it will be fine. It is a big group booking and was all pre-organized some time ago. Our business partner had to cancel so we now get the free trip.
Where is St Regis? We normally stay in Clarke Quay either the Novotel or the Merchant Court. Love the Indian food in Singapore
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Post by: Halex on August 12, 2012, 03:18:19 am
St Regis is in Orchard Rd, just near the Hard Rock Cafe which is just off  Orchard Rd.

 :)
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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 12, 2012, 03:35:33 am
I know Hard Rock sometimes go there for a western fix 😄good location for shopping. I gave a shoe and bag problem. Can't stop buying them :D
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Post by: Halex on August 12, 2012, 03:47:24 am
I just love the shopping :)

We will go to the hardock for ds, it is a nice ine, but I love Indochime, carke quay & chines area.

Cant wait to checkout the new marina sands.

 :)
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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 12, 2012, 04:08:36 am
Me too I love Indochine especially sitting outside overlooking the river. Great food. Had a look at Marina Sands when we were there in April. Looks amazing. Hotel very pricey. Are you going to Universal Studios? How old is your son? I like Vivo City shopping centre and the German pub on the riverfront for a nice cold beer and great food. Love the Hawker food too.


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Post by: Halex on August 12, 2012, 04:19:29 am
We were there in April 2011, it was nearly finished then.

Unversal Studios had just opened so we had a great day there & also love the beach club on sentosa, the pool is pretty small but its a good day out :) ds is 8, yes love vivocity too, a great gap store there :)

Where is Indochine on the water, is it near the fullerton? we have only  been to the one on orchard rd.

 :)
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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 12, 2012, 04:33:07 am
It's in Clarke Quay on the waterfront. It's the outside restaurant area of a club/bar called the Forbidden City. It's still Indochine and same menu. If you are in Clarke Quay looking at the river walk to the right and you will find it.
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Post by: Delightful Den on August 12, 2012, 05:51:39 am
Went for a long run this morning. Now I am watching an episode of Supernatural before going in to work for a while.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 12, 2012, 06:10:13 am
I'm jealous Dash, my PT told me not to run this weekend :-)) I've been getting very sore calves so he told me to give them a rest.
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Post by: Delightful Den on August 12, 2012, 06:36:47 am
Do you stretch after running Amy?  Also a foam roller might help loosen up your calves.
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Post by: mcmich on August 12, 2012, 07:08:37 am
Well, stone the crows, I turned the freezer off today for defrosting. It wasn't empty but the little bit I have will fit into my kitchen fridge/freezer which is very tiny and now bursting at the seams.
I was going to toss a slice of saved wedding cake that has been in several freezers for 32yrs from my wedding with late DH but couldn't do it. I've had it this long and it doesn't take up much space.
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Post by: obbie on August 12, 2012, 07:23:18 am
Michelle, that would be a hard one to do.

keep it. :)
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 12, 2012, 07:58:55 am
Well, stone the crows, I turned the freezer off today for defrosting. It wasn't empty but the little bit I have will fit into my kitchen fridge/freezer which is very tiny and now bursting at the seams.
I was going to toss a slice of saved wedding cake that has been in several freezers for 32yrs from my wedding with late DH but couldn't do it. I've had it this long and it doesn't take up much space.

Why not. Is is cryo packed?
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 12, 2012, 08:49:15 am
Do you stretch after running Amy?  Also a foam roller might help loosen up your calves.

I do stretch... a bit... but probably not enough :-)) Never heard of a foam roller, where would I get one?
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Post by: mcmich on August 12, 2012, 08:57:19 am
Well, stone the crows, I turned the freezer off today for defrosting. It wasn't empty but the little bit I have will fit into my kitchen fridge/freezer which is very tiny and now bursting at the seams.
I was going to toss a slice of saved wedding cake that has been in several freezers for 32yrs from my wedding with late DH but couldn't do it. I've had it this long and it doesn't take up much space.

Why not. Is is cryo packed?
Nup, just in a decor container. It has been in several containers over the years.
It's not the cake so much, just the sentimental attachment.
And it doesn't take up very much space, so for now it's a keeper. Don't know why, I want to keep it.
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Post by: judydawn on August 12, 2012, 09:05:56 am
Nice memories Michele, that's why you can't get rid of it.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 12, 2012, 09:12:52 am
It sounds very special DFM, I don't think I would get rid of it either :) Especially after 32 years ;)
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Post by: mcmich on August 12, 2012, 09:15:30 am
Yes, it's the memories, and I feel a bit guilty getting rid of it.
Ridiculous, I know, get rid of the cake, get rid of a bit more of late DH. So silly.
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Post by: dede on August 12, 2012, 10:04:15 am
We have our first orphan Lamb walking around our house at the moment. Before we left to take DS to Devonport he was a very weak lamb who couldn't move, we left him in front of the fire, gave him the tiniest bit of milk (all he could manage) and left him hoping he would be alive when we returned.
5 hours later we returned to an empty box and no lamb in sight :o
A quick search of the house and a few surprises later we found him in the top room walking around :D
A friend is going to take him in the next couple of days so he should be pretty strong by then :)
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Post by: Delightful Den on August 12, 2012, 11:03:24 am
Do you stretch after running Amy?  Also a foam roller might help loosen up your calves.

I do stretch... a bit... but probably not enough :-)) Never heard of a foam roller, where would I get one?

Calf, quad and hamstring stretches are very important for runners Amy. Try this website (http://www.physiosupplies.com.au/) for either a foam roller or a rumble roller.
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Post by: Amy :-) on August 12, 2012, 11:24:11 am
Thanks Dash :)
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Post by: judydawn on August 12, 2012, 12:42:57 pm
Hang onto those memories Michele, you obviously had a wonderful first marriage.  Now, if a guy walks out on you it's a different story - it's easy to throw everything out ;) 
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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 13, 2012, 01:01:50 am
Treasure the memories Michelle and the cake. :) some things are worth holding onto no matter what.
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Post by: nazar on August 13, 2012, 01:15:54 am
mcmich
a slice of cake does not take up much room in the freezer
so dont worry about having it there
l have all sorts of things scattered through out my house that was my mothers
its lovely when l come across them
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Post by: obbie on August 13, 2012, 01:40:45 am
just got up to date at work.
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Post by: Halex on August 13, 2012, 02:24:27 am
At the gym,climbing hills on a bike for 45mins, night row for 15 mins, then shopping & cooking, tennis lessons for ds.

H :)
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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 13, 2012, 02:53:00 am
Looking after GD 4years and GS 2years. GD 17 here for a Thermie cooking day. She loves it!!!  :D
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Post by: astarra on August 13, 2012, 05:34:38 am
So far today: up 2am with Miss19mths, folded dry washing, hung load of wash and put another load on. Finally get her back to sleep and go back to bed. Up 5.15am with DH, Miss 19mths hears us and decides to wake again. So I empty the dish drawers, and try to tempt her with breakfast (no luck.) Get her back to bed, hang the now washed washing, get miss 5 up, breakfasted and ready for school, miss 3 up, dressed and breakfasted. Now miss 19mths doesn't want to wake.  :-))  So thankfully I have a lovely SIL I can call on who took miss5 to school. Get the house ready to vac. Miss 19mths wakes and wants to be carried everywhere, still won't eat or drink. Take the preschoolers to drop some stuff up at MILs, miss 19mths decided to drink and eat for Grandma.  :-\  Still got temp which panadol and sponging won't bring down, so I call in at docs, and get straight in.  :o  He can't find what is causing the temp, said ears and throat are fine, but she is now dehydrated as well, and her whole body must be aching. She is shivering and shaking. Finally get home, try some more food and drink - no luck. Put tea on in slowcooker. Have some lunch with miss 3 and try to put them to bed. I now have 1 3yr old in her bed singing at the top of her voice, and one very upset 19mth old that I don't know what to do with next...?!  :-\  Hopefully the next 3hrs til DH gets home from work go fast!  :)
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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 13, 2012, 05:38:20 am
Poor you :( you must be exhausted. Hope little one gets better soon. It's worse when you don't know the cause. Possibly the horrid flu virus that has been going around.
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Post by: Yvette on August 13, 2012, 05:47:49 am
Oh no Astarra hopefully the fever will break in the next little while and she will feel better :)
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Post by: cookie1 on August 13, 2012, 05:57:35 am
 :-* :-* :-* for you astarra. I do hope the sick little one recovers soon.
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Post by: Halex on August 13, 2012, 06:18:14 am
Oh bless, yiur having a hard time Astarra.

Have a cuppa & put your feet up :)
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Post by: *suzanne* on August 13, 2012, 06:22:45 am
Astarra I hope your DD is feeling better soon, it's so hard when they are so young and sick trying to get fluids into them, do you think she may eat an ice block like the electrolyte ones, I know they do kids ones and it may help with her dehydration xxx
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Post by: dede on August 13, 2012, 06:24:45 am
Poor little thing Astarra. Hope she feels better soon.:(
Could it be teeth?

I have had a busy day too
Took kids to school (walked) then home to grab car and pick up nephew and drop him off at day care, home again to clean the house and feed the lamb. Out I the shed to do some framing for the day, feed the lamb again, whip down to post office for my sister, back home to grab the pram, walk to day care and pick up nephew then walk to school to get kids, and home again now.
Now start getting dinner ready before friend comes to pick up the lamb.
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Post by: astarra on August 13, 2012, 06:46:17 am
Thanx all, she has finally gone to sleep (still not got anymore fluids into her) so am hoping she feels better when she wakes. Just had a sudden inspiration... I wonder if she would eat sorbet. Will definately be trying that when she wakes up.  :) TMs are great! :D 
Suzanne, thanx for the idea, I did try the hydrolte icpoles but no luck there either.  :-\

Dede - teeth are the only thing we could come up with... :-\ 
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Post by: Wonder on August 13, 2012, 07:02:24 am
Astarra, both DD and I had the flu last week and the symptons were similar to what you are experiencing although we both had a really bad cough as well. Panadol did nothing for our fevers and we just had to ride them out each time. Back at work today but feeling totally wiped out now. I hope it's just teeting with your little one.
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Post by: *suzanne* on August 13, 2012, 07:27:50 am
Hope the sorbet works, my DS was sick as well (first day back at school in 2wks today) nuerofen is great for fevers but if she isn't eating that's a bit hard as it's best to have it with food, I hope when she wakes she is a little better xxx
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Post by: obbie on August 13, 2012, 07:33:21 am
sorbets are great for that Astarra.
My DS was sick today from school too
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Post by: Frozzie on August 13, 2012, 07:47:33 am
Oh astarra hope your little one at least drinks something soon...whats her fav drink?? Im sure youve tried everything though...
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Post by: Frozzie on August 13, 2012, 07:53:29 am
Got a scare yesterday as dd hasnt been eating hardly at all lately and as usual was slowly eating her sandwich (wont eat what we are eating) and it seemed like the food was in her mouth forever.. Anyway all of a sudden she was going white and couldnt breath so dh put his finger down her throat as he could see the bread had gone all gluggy and got stuck in her throat.. She threw up everywhere but could breath... She didnt seem phased and rinsed her off then put her in the bath.. She was happy... Kids.. Amazing how calm she was...
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