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Were there any positives JCJ?? Really dislike all the negativity that is thrown around nowadaysSmiley Frustrated

Rant as much as you like, even if its vaguelySmiley Wink!

Are they the best meds, FF? Hope you are doing ok.

 

Baby's birthday party today, woo hoo, he along with several mates are attending a local sports centre, playing, eating and cake are the order of the day. He will be 2 next week, can you believe it???

Soooooooooo cake in shed later this afternoon...............think it's paw patrol related haha or a car??? xx

 

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Glad the tests were nothing scary, FF, had me worried for a while!

 

My hard working colleagues and I are slowly coming to terms with being thoroughly C**P at our jobs - even inadequate!! I just had a rant about the gross unfairness of some of the comments, before remembering this is a public forum and deleting it!! Roll on next week. Took delight in being over half way through the school year now. We can do this - (even while they are throwing **** at us!)

 

Been trying to snow here, on and off, all day, but it's not come to anything...Yet!

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My tests were only to make sure that my meds. are the best ones for me and they are at the moment.  May need to be changed as time goes on, so I'm ok.  Hope that your tests go as well Ali.

 

Can't comment JCJ?  I think you did.  Onwards and upwards indeed!

 

Hope you can love the new rug Katy. Even if it's only for the less hoovering it causes.

 

Very cold here today and forecast to be colder still over the weekend, so I'll be hibernating apart from a trip to the library.  Monday is supposed to be much milder so perhaps I'll venture out then.

 

Half term, YAY!  So going to enjoy this coming week.  Sorry JCJ, but you'll get your own back the next week.

 

 

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Love it swimming and playing at the same time, beautiful scene indeedSmiley Happy!!

FF and me will join in on approach, it's gonna be good.

Kilt is very heavy therefore a kilt like swimming costume maybe more beneficial, will knit one for you as long as you sew it togetherSmiley Happy!

Reports, reports so many reports nowadays that never usually work, it's tiring............

Good luck FF and Ali, fingers crossed for you both, xx.

Just purchased a new rug for the hall, only bought the one it's replacing last year, loved the colour, loved the pattern, BUT, shows every speck of fluff known to man sooooooooooooooooo will be glad to see the back of itSmiley Frustrated Hopefully won't have to HOOVER now every other day or pick up little bits constantly, woo hoo xx

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It was originally a straight spoonerism, FF: Sparks and Mensers, but my autocorrect changed it to Sparks and Menders and I CBA to go back and edit - and anyway it was funnier! 🙂

 

THAT report finally arrived in school. Parents haven't seen it yet, so I can't comment, but 😞 Grrrrr! Onwards and upwards. The only way is up from here!

 

Swam another mile and a bit tonight - just passed a place called Alltsigh, according to my swimfit map. About 6 miles left. I shall swim the last mile in my kilt, playing the bagpipes. 🙂

 

Good luck, Ali and FF with your gynae appointment and tests. Fingers crossed. xx

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Spinning kilts? Whatever next? 🙂

My gynae appt has come through, for Valentines day. Hmm, not so romantic 😉 the letter invites me to attend a one stop specialist clinic for women who "are at risk of developing cancer of the lining of the womb ". Good job I don't panic easily isn't it?? Apparently one of the tests is an ultrasound on my lower abdomen , on a full bladder. Not looking forward to that, my bladder's holding capabilities have recently taken on an approach of "you'll needed a wee in a minute or two. Actually you need to wee now. Ah, no, you need a mop". Ah well 🙂

 

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If I try to spin on my head with a kilt over my head the result could be a very tight knot and possibly concussion!   And what do I wear under my kilt?  That could be too much for some spectators Smiley Happy

Actually Katy, I've just realised this is not a competition, it is a celebration of JCJ's achievement of swimming the Loch. 

 

Sparks & Menders, honestly LOL!  Will always call it that from now on!  EWM is a good idea, a lot of my wardrobe is from them.

 

Back to Drs. tomorrow, more tests.  Do they ever end?  

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Never had much luck buying clothes from Mr Futon, KTC, I usually find they've been discarded for a reason! Either they're not the size they say or there's something odd about them. Only successful Futon clothes purchases have been underskirts and nighties (new).

 

I'll drag my sorry ars   self down to Sparks & Menders and JL at half term. Or there's a nice shop at our nearby large garden centre - and an EWM outlet. Hopefully, there'll be something wearable.

 

Been sunny, drizzly and cold today, but fortunately not freezing. Hate hate hate scraping the car at ungodly hours! Neighbour (the nosy one) said "scraping the car again?" the other morning. I said, "My favourite job!" After I had repeated it several times, (she's a bit deaf and was "talking" to me from 2 doors down!) she said "Is it?". Arrrghhh! Sarcasm is just lost on some people?! 

 

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hahahaha!!! If you spin on your head with a kilt on FF, you WILL winSmiley Happy, hahahaha

Why not try Mr Futon? JCJ, you may pick up a fabulous bargain.

Have just scoffed a creme egg, don't feel guilty at all..................

Just suddenly turned superly cold here, heating about to turn on, cosy down time xx

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Katy, you didn't mention before that you had THREE skills under your belt!  I hereby capitulate and bow to your supremacy.  I would be honoured to be the warm up act for you.Smiley Happy

 

JCJ, no way can you go to your daughter's wedding in jeans!  Even I, who lives and will die in jeans, wore a suit with a skirt for both childrens weddings.  Try Asda (other supermarkets etc.....)  some rather nice blazers in resonable colours.  Or Damart, they don't only do underwear!

 

Strange weather here today, blue skies and sunshine interspersed with black skies and hailstorms!  Very odd!

 

 

 

 

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I'm starting to panic about what I'm going to wear for the wedding. I had planned on a skirt or trousers (take both - see what weather does) and a nice top and jacket. All 3 of my jackets need to go because they are all too big, so I was using the wedding outfit as motivation to get a new jacket. When we tried to buy one back in October, I didn't like any I tried on because they all gaped at the front.

 

To my horror, having a quick glance around Sainsbury's (other....  Hahaha! My tablet predictive text knew I wanted to write "other" after Sainsbury's!), I see what YD meant by the vile colours in fashion at the moment. All vivid highlighter pen colours! 😞  I'm sure the loons that decide what's going to be the next fashion idea have been stealing our sartorial concepts!! 

 

I'm going to have to make a concerted effort to purchase an outfit at half term - maybe YD and I can go together again, when we're in Norwich at half term - if we can get rid of OHs. However, YD keeps reminding me that it's an informal occasion and I can just roll up in jeans if I want (Oi! Less of the "roll" - I lost all that weight!!)

 

On the kn******* bench. Another full on, full stress day at school then the 3-weekly shop. 

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aaah ha, FF, not a chance she says???? WHAT????

You've never seen me Highland Fling, skirl the bagpipes or my kilt swinging abilities, you will have a job to beat moiSmiley Happy!!

Woke up to SNOW this morning, all gone now cause it's rained on and off all daySmiley Frustrated!

Yes, cake does sound fab JCJ, what are you wearing?? xx

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Oh yeah, Katy, you think you can outdo me?  Not a chance!   I'm practising  Smiley Tongue  Must admit I'm not too sure what we'll be eating, haggis neeps and tatties I understand and lashings of cream of course , but I'll hope for the best with the rest of the menu.

 

Talking of menu, your daughter's wedding cake sounds fabulous, JCJ.  It's getting closer now, you must be so excited.  Have you sorted your Mother of the Bride outfit?  (Not the Benchland one, the proper one?)

 

Nothing much happening down here, thank goodness,  an uneventful life is a good one.  

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That's lovely that your daughter was with you over the weekend JCJ, take your mind off yucky work things.

Shame she wasn't able to get her suit, fingers crossed she finds something she loves.

 

Was out for a little while today, am not sure if I have a "bug" but feel soooooooo tired just now, so no hot choc today and a lunch out cancelled for later in week. Don't feel ill, may be the pain??

Been very quiet, picked up a couple of books last week, am enjoying reading again.

Rained non stop for the last few hours and still very cold brrrrrrrrrrrr. xx

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YD been here this weekend. She came Friday night, in time for chippy take away, spent all day Saturday in Birmingham, with a friend from university, and Saturday night, then back here today. She's just gone home. The plan was to get her friend to help her buy her wedding outfit but she didn't find anything. They had a good time catching up, though, so she's not disappointed.

 

She's set her heart on a black trouser suit, but can't find one anywhere that isn't made of "vile" material or cut in a really stupid shape. I suggested she brazens it out and gets a tailor to make one for her! She says she hasn't got the b***s - literally! 😛

 

We've been discussing the wedding cake. YD is going to make it herself: Bottom tier Coconut and white chocolate. Middle tier chocolate fudge cake. Top tier sherry cake (a sherry-laden boiled fruit cake that is a family favourite) She was struggling to think how to link the cakes together as she doesn't like icing. Between us we've had the cunning plan of building a "fence" around each cake with chocolate fingers - in all 3 colours, one sort for each tier - then putting  a matching wide ribbon around each with a personalised narrow ribbon on top - with their names and the date on. On a tiered cake stand, it should look quite effective, with some silk flowers scattered about?

 

Now on the tennis bench. Going to be a nail biter. Come on GB!

 

 

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Glad things were better for you yesterday JCJ.Smiley Happy

Am an accomplished Highland Flinger, so may just be able to give FF a run for her money, hooch!

Cannot play the bagpipes but will give it a go!

Cullen skink, haggis neeps and tatties, followed by raspberry cranachan and clootie dumpling with lashings and lashings of cream, am I truly Scottish or what??

Kilt will be ordered this afternoon, woo hoo!!

Smiley HappySmiley Very HappySmiley LOL................

Have you started book yet?? xx

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Much better day today - though this afternoon was very trying due to a couple of children - but big cheese not on the premises so it was much less stressful. Our HT still off sick, so we're borrowing other primary HTs, on a rota, from other schools in our academy. The one today was really lovely. Positive, supportive comments - makes one feel soooo much more appreciated and capable! He's going to be with us 2 days a week for the foreseeable, so maybe it won't be so bad!

 

We break up for half-term on 17th Feb, for a week, then on 7th April for 2 weeks for Easter. There are only 20 weeks left of this school year. That sounds manageable. Not that I'm counting?? 😛

 

Talking of counting: now 2/3 of the way down the Loch. Just over 7 miles left to swim, so I'm still on target to be in Fort Augustus by Easter. I will, of course, expect a full reception committee. Kilts, bagpipes. Highland flings. The works. 😄

 

Blowing a hooly today. Glad I'm not in a tent! But at least the temperature has got into double figures and the snowdrops and crocuses are up in the garden. 🙂

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The children are off for a week starting 13th Feb.  I get three days off.  Then we break up for Easter on the 31st March.  Pre school has had the glitter out again today.......just.......WHY?

 

Raining here too, the river I cross to get to school is just over it's banks, flooding the fields but not the road. Forecast is for more rain tomorrow (and gales) so will wait and see what happens.  It's quite mild though so I'm liking that.

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaah JCJ, no need to say or be funny, big hugs!

Hope things start to improve at work soon.

My my FF, you are quick................haha, hope you enjoy!

GS better today, still a bit coughy, but in a happier mood.

Have stayed in all of today cause it was pouring with rain, then a little windy now freezing, brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

How long are you both off for?? We have 3 in service days coming shortly but no hols till the Easter break xx

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There is no requirement to be funny JCJ.  If that were the case then I would have been thrown out of here years ago.Smiley Happy  Sorry you're having such a bad time at at work.  Maybe time for a change? There's a job going at my school, do you fancy re-locating?  Come in here and sit on the whinging bench, we'll all commiserate and maybe you'll feel better.

 

Eldest GS has become a teenager today (where did those years go?).  And he's nearly as tall as me!  Cake in the shed for you all.

 

Katy, thanks for the offer, just a little too late. I paid £1 today at the library to get it and will have it on Thursday.

 

Doughnuts and hot cross buns? I'm still eating up Xmas cake and birthday cake.

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I'm here. Just struggling to be funny. Work is horrible. Still no O report but Academy big cheese is throwing his weight around and upsetting everyone. I'll be hugely surprised if we're all still working there by the end of the summer term! HT still off sick. And we've got TWO more weeks after this one, FF! 😞 Ah well, I suppose you'll be at work when I'm esconsced on the CBA bench the week after?! 🙂

 

Hope your gynae appointment comes quick and they find nothing to worry about, Ali. Did BC mention the possibility of stopping HT? (2 different uses of "HT" in this post, but I think you all get my drift? :P)

 

Enjoy the donut, KTC! I just hoovered up a hot cross bun! Yum.

 

Where are you FF? Oh there you are, hiding in the dark! 😄

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Glad your electricity is sorted FF, used to make me furious when we had power cuts, was so full of rage for something that couldn't be controlled haha.

Can post book to you if you like??

JCJ, where are you??

Just a quick nip over to supermarket for essentials, seem to always need them?

But managed to find my way to that shop, only one choc doughnut left, it was mineSmiley Happy

Munchy munch xx

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Also glad you're being sorted Ali, hopefully nothing to worry about, just side effects.  As I know to my cost, the minute anything is "wrong"  we get all sorts of tests, scans etc. because of "history"!  It's very scary but we do get good treatment.

 

Electricity is behaving itself now.  The road into town has been closed for three weeks as electric co. are removing a redundant sub-station.  Perhaps that has something to do with it?

 

Thanks for info about book Katy, will see if I can get hold of it.  Pouring here today too and thick fog again tonight. Supposed to be going to Son's tomorrow after school for GS's birthday but will have to wait and see how I feel and what the weather is like.

 

 

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Great it's being investigated Ali and a friendly face was there, makes all the difference, hope appt comes quickly for you.

 

FF, what's happening with your electricity??? Sooooooo annoying...............grrrrrr!

Well, colds have arrived here too, GS was superly "needy" today, poor wee thing, coughing and snotty!

The book was about Casey Anthony, her infamous trial, and the not guilty verdict, was a good read, told by the prosecutor.

Was out for a short while yesterday, hot choc time, no cakes though, next time we are going to a "fancy" cafe, true decadence, woo hoo!

Been pouring here today sooooooooooo dismal xx

 

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Btw JCJ I go to Queens Hospital in BoT xx

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Oncology are referring me to gynaecology, so just need to wait for an appointment. The nurse in charge of the trial I'm taking part in saw my name on the appointments list and came to check up on me in the waiting area, and went in to the appointment with me. Maybe she was supposed to , but it was so nice to see a friendly face!

I have eaten far too much junk food this afternoon, I know I'm trying to treat myself but back on the straight and narrow (ish) tomorrow. Although I don't regret the jam doughnut one little bit, it was delicious. 😄

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Fingers crossed Ali and walkabout.  Hope results are good.

 

Mild and rainy here  so feeling so much better. Electric still playing up, the lights go dim for a second and then come back to normal.  I'm keeping the  torch and candles close to hand!

 

Daughter supposed to be calling in tomorrow, what with all the colds about I've not seen her for ten days and that is really unusual.  Looking forward to seeing her and catching up.

 

Two weeks to hols!

 

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Fingers crossed Ali for tomorrow and for you too walkabout.

Aaaah what a shame FF, but def better to stay at home, just enjoy your quiet time, reading etc..........

Hope Mr Futon does well for you JCJSmiley Happy!

Will need to stay away from the shed as have just eaten a whole bag of choc sweets, bad behaviour indeed.

Been pretty quiet too, had GD but she is no bother, nipped to supermarket to buy bleach, floor stuff and all those sort of things and funnily enough those sweets just fell into my basket??

Freezing cold and foggy here brrrrrrrr xx

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Good luck tomorrow, Ali, let us know how you get on. Maybe you can just stop the meds (though I've been told I've got to take them for another 5 years!) Fingers crossed your problems can be sorted without cause for drastic measures, too, Walkabout.

 

I've spent most of the day on the Mr Futon listing bench because OH is chucking out a load of sheet music. Classical piano stuff: Brahms, Mozart, Debussy, Schumann, amongst others. If anyone is interested let me know and I'll send you the link(s). 50% of proceeds going to Macmillan.

 

Also sat on the (blue) tennis bench for the highlights of the men's final. Wowsers! I agree with Federer: it's a pity they couldn't share the title.

 

Now retiring to the reading bench. Really enjoying Captain Lacey's Regency mysteries. I bought a 3-in-1 book really cheaply for my Kindle (other....) brilliant.

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I hope it goes well tomorrow Ali and you get some clarity. I have to wait for an appointment from the gynaecologist so I probably won't know more for a few weeks . I certainly don't want to switch back to tamoxifen as that won't help. I am guessing if they can't treat the hyperplasia and it doesn't right itself which it appeared to do last time then they may recommend a hysterectomy. Oh well I can distract myself tonight with call the midwife followed by apple tree yard accompanied by a glass of wine I think 🙂 

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Hello everyone!! Hello walkabout 🙂 yes, it's the What If that's the problem isn't it? I've got an appointment in oncology tomorrow to discuss my results (follicular phrase 46-607, mid cycle 315-1828, whatever that means). A note from the BCU dr that it could be "a one-off". Originally the plan was five years hormone treatment which would finish ths August anyway. Ah well,I'll see what they say tomorrow . When do you go back to discuss treatment? Xx

Hopefully after tomorrow I'll be in a more chatty frame of mind 🙂 

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Sorry to but in again but just thought I would post an update for Ali in case it helps. Although scan showed nothing results of biopsy of womb lining showed simple hyperplasia. I will be going back to discuss treatment but usual treatment i.e. Progesterone almost certainly not suitable. I am doing a lot of my own research. I had the same pre bc and tamoxifen and did question whether tamoxifen would be suitable for me but oncologist didn't see it as a problem. Although I have been on anastrazole for a year now I did take tamoxifen for nearly 3 years and I am researching whether the effects of tamoxifen could still be there and have caused or contributed to getting the hyperplasia again.i think that might be the case. If not a bit worrying as being on anastrazole I shouldn't have much oestrogen . Of course had a couple of dark moments in last couple of days thinking .....if I've had too much oestrogen floating around will the bc be back ....trying very hard not to go there.if it is a legacy of the tamoxifen I would feel less worried.hope you are getting on ok. Hello to everyone else .

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Didn't get as bad as shivering in the dark, thank goodness, it was electric on for 30 mins, off for 10 mins. repeated over six hours.  Very annoying!

 

Well, "Man plans, God laughs" came true today.  Both son and DIL down with heavy colds so I wasn't going anywhere near their house.  Missed out on the Birthday cake and could only wish GS Happy Birthday over the phone.  I was peeved, to say the least, but I can't afford to catch a cold. Sent card and pressie over via daughter who decided to risk it.  Also for other GS who's birthday is Weds. just in case. Making no plans for that yet, will wait and see.

 

Told daughter to grab some cake and put it in the shed for you Smiley Happy.

 

Yay, Serena!  No 23!  Mens single final tomorrow and tbh I don't even know who's in it.  Since Andy went out I've not been bothered but I will watch it. When I've finished posting this I'll have a look and find out who it is.

 

Spent most of the day on the reading bench and plan to do the same tomorrow.

 

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It got through, FF! I hope you're not shivering in the dark!

 

Watched the Dimitrov/Nadal match highlights. WOW! What a match. All the sigles finalists in their late 30s! What is going on? I bet all the younger players are secretly screaming "Hurry up and (insert appropriate expletive) off and give us a chance!"

 

Shan't bother watching the women's final. Couldn't care less which Williams sister gets it.

 

-5°C yesterday.Brrrr! But milder and raining today :(. CBA bench in my dressing gown it is then! 🙂 The spring bulbs are starting to come up in the garden and there's buds on the new magnolia. Longer days and better weather are on their way!!

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Hope this gets through, the electric here is going on and off , sometimes momentarily, sometimes for quite a while.  Got the candles/torches set about the place but it's quite frightening to realise how much we all rely on electricity and what we can't do without it, no light, no heating, no tv, no laptop, no radio even my piano is electric!

 

Sure they'll sort it out soon.

 

Milder here today and been raining.  Think I must have missed something Katy.  What book?  Who got away with what?  Please enlighten me.

 

TGIF!!  Four weeks down only two to go and.........three days holiday.

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Ooooh yum yum cake in the shed soon???

My two grandchildren's birthdays are 3 days apart so know exactly what you mean FF haha.

Glad you have not heard anything about GD, no news is good news.

Oh, JCJ you must have been freezing, make you swim faster, perhaps?

Since I said there is no fog here, it's been foggy ever sinceSmiley Frustrated, typical, it's soooooooo cold, -3 degrees all day brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

It's teacher training, she has options but this is where she wants to go, a lot of people for a small amount of places. She will know sometime in March.

Yummy yum takeaway tonight, having a currySmiley Happy!

Feet still ouchy not quite as bad which is one thing I supposeSmiley Frustrated!

Finished book can't believe she got away with it, soooooooo shocking xx

 

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The "loch" was quieter tonight. No so many brave souls prepared to face the freezing northerlies? Another mile done. It was soooo hard to drag myself there. So tired.

Hope your daughter gets her place, KTC. Remind me, is this for teacher training? Or a job? (If it's the former, she's a mad fool! :P)

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Not heard anything further about GD's bruised foot so presume she is doing ok.  SIL's mother is leaving hospital and going back to her home tomorrow, so that's good news.  Fingers  crossed for your ED Katy.

 

The fog has gone but it's been soooo cold today, a wind that could cut you in half.  Only went out to go to school, which again was reasonably tidy so got a few extra jobs done. 

 

Tomorrow is supposed to be warmer, I hope so.

 

Youngest GS's birthday on Saturday , so there will be cake in the shed and then again on Wednesday as that is eldest GS's birthday.  An expensive four days!!

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Forgot to say I think it maybe me that non stop talking malarkey hahaha! x

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Hope all is well with GD, FF, sounds ouchy, what a shame. Also hope sons mil ok too.
Did you post prescription thing JCJ?
Been on the "too busy" bench am taking bad with that......
ED had her interview yesterday, 3 hours, gone from over 1000 applicants, whittled down to 400, for only 180 places, just the waiting game now.
No fog here just cold xx

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I can see how you were led astray there JCJ.  But daughter talks non-stop all year and I only talk for two days. Smiley Tongue  She actually gets it from her Dad, after I said "I do", I don't think I got another word in edgeways Smiley Wink

 

Foggy all day here, journey home from school took twice as long as usual, being very careful but it's not too bad on the single track lanes as there's hedges on both sides. Thinking about it I've spent forty odd years in the countryside so I'm pretty used to it.

 

Eldest GD had an accident at work (not her fault!) and had to go to A&E to see if her foot was broken. Fortunately it's not, just badly bruised.  She can't walk at the moment, on crutches for a couple of days or so.

 

SIL's mother still in hospital, no better but no worse, more tests.

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Saw the highlights programme tonight, FF, and heard about Sir Andy and Dan. 😞 But GO JO!! 🙂 I hope she blasts Serena off the court!! (fat chance??)

 

What have I been up to? Just the usual weekend procrastination followed by the usual trauma of having to go back to work on Monday. Atmosphere horrible at school at the moment while we await THAT report. Management are extremely jumpy, so it's likely to be a long, stressful term! 😞

 

Read some brilliant bargain books on my kindle though. And spent HOURS doing electronic jigsaws on my Hudl. Like I've nothing better to do?? 😛 Also knitting a pink baby blanket to use up some of my sister's wool. I'll probably sell it on Mr Futon's website in aid of BCC or Macmillan.

 

Um....Girls...Pot, meet Kettle. Kettle, meet Pot. I seem to remember WE ALL managed to do a fair amount of blathering - 2 whole days virtually non-stop - 4 years running! I wonder where your daughters got there loquaciousness from?? 😄

 

Stopped on the way home from work to buy the milk for the staffroom. As I put my purse back away, I saw a folded piece of paper in my handbag. "What's this rubbish?" Oh. The form for free prescriptions that I had to fight to acquire! Forgot all about it. In my head, I'd completed that task, just by getting the form. It's now filled in and waiting to be posted tomorrow. Ooops!

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Pretty as a picture?  Well, the picture I had in mind as I looked in THAT mirror was Munch's The Scream!  A lot better now, more Gainsborough!  A lot more tidy and feeling a bit more like myself.

 

I know about talking machines Katy, I always said my daughter was vaccinated with a gramophone needle, as she never stops talking but that is now a real asset,  'cos if there's ever any awkwardness she will always be there with a relevant comment Smiley Happy

 

No dramas today, school reasonably tidy.  Very foggy on the way home, good job I know the lanes like the back of my hand, 20 mph following the left hand verge.

 

No spoilers here JCJ but I'm sure you've seen, or heard the news.

 

 

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How are you after looking in THAT mirror FF????

Bet you are as pretty as a pictureSmiley Happy!

What you been up to JCJ?

Had a quiet day today, well most of the weekend really, needed it haha!

Busy for rest of week and babysitting on Sat, GD so it's pretty easy, the only thing is, she never stops talking..........so my head will be buzzing, she's some machine. ED always says the same about GD and I say to her "karma, my dear ED, karma"Smiley Happy xx

(Cause she never stops talking either)

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A lovely lazy day.  Sat on the reading bench for most of it.  Now on the catch up tv bench.  Tomorrow I'm going to look in the hairdressers mirror. That will be traumatic but I expect I will look better in MY mirror afterwards.

 

SIL's mother still in hospital but no further dramas, so hopefully all will resolve well.

 

Fingers crossed for ED Katy but it's far too early to spring clean.  Not thinking about that until at least March!

 

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hahaha girls, thank you, I think???Smiley LOL!!

Love the slippers, will wear them all the timeSmiley Happy!

Glad you are doing ok with meds FF and this cold spell, we had snow this morning brrrrrrrrrrrr!

ED is going for her uni interview this week, keep your fingers crossed please.

Have been doing an early spring clean, just slowly but have done all the things I wanted to do woo hoo, managed to also iron 4, yes 4 things, am on a complete roll hahahaha. xx

 

 

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Ok , JCJ.  I promise no spoilers but .......go Andy!  I really hope he gets it this time.  So many times the runner up!  Love the camel slippers Smiley Happy

 

Katy, so pleased you are are NED but I agree with JCJ definitely not normal, just you.  Glad one worry off your shoulders, now, just put the camel slippers on your feet.

 

Had to go to school today as yesterday turned out far from a usual Friday.  SIL's mother taken into hospital again so had to collect GD from school.  Sleepovers with her cousins and a panto performance were all planned and had to be re-sorted out at short notice. (Who's taking who where/when/what /how/ feed them??)  As a family we all "circle the wagons" when there's a problem, so it was sorted. No grandchildren were disappointed . Whew!  Fortunately it was a Friday, so when I rang school and said I wouldn't be in but I could do it over the weekend, there was no problem there. Next week? Who knows?

 

It's been cold and frosty but I'm pretty good, think the additional med is working better now I've changed the time of taking it. Looking forward to a rainy day thoughSmiley Wink

 

 

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Oh! Oh! Oh! Look what I found Katy! Hump and Dink have kindly offered to be comfy slippers to soothe your poor feet!

 

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WeeeHooo booby doo! NED, Katy!! But definitely not normal! Smiley Tongue

 

 Sorry your feet are ouchy though. Plonk yourself on that CBA bench and rest them as much as possible.

 

Hope the weather didn't get too cold, FF, so you don't feel grotty. Cold, grey and damp here again today, after a lovely sunny day yesterday, which I saw virtually nothing of, as I was indoors at work from dark to dark! 😞

 

Barely strayed from the CBA bench myself today. Feet up on the (blue) tennis bench for a while - but only the highlights because we don't pay extra for TV! Don't give any spoilers away this week, FF! 🙂

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That letter arrived yesterday, no evidence of disease, woo hooSmiley Happy, sooooooooo quick this time big sigh of relief!!

Normal was nowhere on the letter???? So I assume I am normal hahahaha, hee hee!! Don't need it in writing  now hahahaSmiley Happy! Or am I???????

Aaah Ali how annoying, friend was passed from pillar to post regarding gynae issues which were ta"poxy"fen induced they are all resolved now but took a long time. At least a new jumper made a gloomy day happier, good luck with your next appt.

FF, you have a while before you have to make a decision, it is expensive but if it makes you feel "secure" it's worth it.

JCJ, good job with the swim, don't answer phone next time...............

One big worry done, (not the mammo) don't like being on the "constantly worried" benchSmiley Frustrated!

Time for "moaning minnie" feet are STILL ouchy grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Off out for lunch today our favourite Italian, 3 courses, woo hoo xx