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Daily chat for Thursday 18 February 2021.

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
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Welcome to the Daily chat page for all the folk on the weight loss forum to come and have a chat. Here we can chat about anything you like. Something good that has happened over the last few days or weeks. Or something bad it is up to you. You can praise someone or come and have a good moan about anything you like. It is good to get things of your chest ( other than weight)๐Ÿ˜Š.

This last couple of weeks I can honestly say I have done very little. Apart from walking daily with Roxie. Kept the home tidy by doing the least possible, and watching Australian open. That has been me. The weather has been bad wet cold and snow. Even Roxie will not go out in it. ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ

I have to go to the dentist Thursday lunch time. Other than that I am around.

Please come and have a chat. I am looking forward to reading what you are doing.

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moreless
morelessAdministrator

Thanks for posting, Caroline :)

Morning Caroline- I hope the dentist goes ok. Mine hasn't reopened for routine appointments since stopping them nearly a year ago!

I have the day off for half term so will be trying to give my son my attention today, as it isn't so easy to do that when I'm working at my computer! Hopefully we'll get out for a longer walk and he'll probably want to play Monopoly or Risk. :)

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador in reply to Greendream123

Monopoly now thatโ€™s a game it can last for hrs. Itโ€™s a while since I played it. ๐Ÿ˜Š

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Caroline62

Oh I still have nightmares about monopoly. I was running a summer camp for kids and an 8 year old turns up on his birthday with his most treasured present ,monopoly. It takes so long to set up ,the kids get fed up of waiting then just as we're ready ........................ a gust of wind!!!Disaster.

Greendream123
Greendream1231st 7lbs in reply to TheTabbyCat

Oh no, definitely not a game for outside!! My 9 year sets the whole game up so we have maximum playing time. ๐Ÿ˜†

Greendream123
Greendream1231st 7lbs in reply to Caroline62

I set a time limit of an hour (once everything's set up)! My son has Mega Monopoly which is bigger (more properties) but it has a speed die so the game is faster paced than the original. :)

H61g
H61g7lbs

Good morning everyone.......everyday seems to be merging at the moment, but today is a working day for me. Iโ€™m currently lying in bed planning my long commute to the adjoining bedroom to log on๐Ÿ˜‚ but am already thinking of what I can do at the weekend.....Iโ€™ve been avoiding cleaning the oven and I might not be able to avoid it much longer. I will plan to go out for a walk this evening after work as it breaks the day.....but it will be pounding the streets of the local estate as it will be too dark to wander further.

Iโ€™m really trying to rack my brains for something good thatโ€™s happened. Itโ€™s nothing major, but I had a lovely walk with a friend last weekend putting the world to rights and discussing books and doing puzzles.

Have a good day everyone, whatever it brings

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador in reply to H61g

Funny about you talking about cleaning the cooker I had to put oven cleaner on my shopping list this week. It arrived this morning. Hopefully it will get done soon. It is very true everyday seems to be the same. Thank goodness I have the tennis to watch during the day. ๐Ÿ˜Š

H4CS
H4CS1 stone

Morning, I was at the dentist on monday for a check up, all fine but the hygienist cant use the spray machine for cleaning due to current regs so it was old fashioned scraping( not sore) and actually much quieter and restful

I had a nsv yesterday, I realised the black vest I have worn for at least a year does in fact go past my waist and almost to my knees - who knew!?! ๐Ÿคฃ

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador in reply to H4CS

Well done on the vest being too big for you. When the shops open you will have to treat yourself to some new ones. ๐Ÿ˜Š

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to H4CS

Well done H4C non scale victories are always good news. You must be doing something right.

wa2un7
wa2un7Host

Good morning and thank you for hosting. A lovely thing happened to me in the midst of an otherwise disastrous week which involved a bowl of chicken noodle soup smashed over the kitchen floor, a garage door which wouldnโ€™t close and meant my having to wield a heavy hammer and a bathroom light which stopped working and will mean using my little electric lanterns for a week. However the good bit left me gobsmacked! I had arranged an online delivery from a supermarket named after a very cold country but the website wouldnโ€™t let me amend my order. I phoned the shop and a young man said he couldnโ€™t guarantee but he would do his best to add the items I needed. When the order came all the extras were there but there was no change to the total cost. That young man had paid for the extras himself and has refused my offer to refund it. He told me to accept it as a gift. That most certainly restored my faith in human nature and I have let the storeโ€™s managing director know of his kindness. I just hope he is rewarded.๐Ÿ˜Š

MissisB
MissisBAdministrator in reply to wa2un7

That is just so wonderful. What an amazing thing to do - just lovely.

H4CS
H4CS1 stone in reply to wa2un7

What a lovely thing to do ๐Ÿ˜ hope the rest of your week goes a bit more smoothly

Greendream123
Greendream1231st 7lbs in reply to wa2un7

Sorry to hear of your challenging week and how kind of the shop worker!

Bakingmad12
Bakingmad122021 January in reply to wa2un7

Wow - thatโ€™s fab. I too get deliveries from them and theyโ€™ve been great. No problems and friendly drivers. ๐Ÿ™‚

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador in reply to wa2un7

Wow I always say things happen in 3. It surely did for you.What a kind and generous thing the young man did. It definitely does show that there are some wonderful people around still. You have a great day and be careful. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Loraine518
Loraine518Host in reply to wa2un7

Hope the rest of your week continues getting better, what a lovely thing to do, so kind and thoughtful.

lea57-49r
lea57-49r3 stone in reply to wa2un7

What a lovely young man.

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator in reply to wa2un7

That's just amazing, couldn't have happened to a nicer lady :)

Hello Caroline and fellow chatters. Thanks for hosting the chat today and i hope all goes well at the dentist. Not my favourite place to go so i'm quite happy with no routine appointments at the moment ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.

I'm currently sat with my dogs in the living room with a lot of clatter and banging coming from upstairs as the bathroom ceiling is being removed and the chaps with my new ceiling are sat out in their van waiting their turn to come in. I've learned why its different companies now though - there was no record of whether the ceiling has asbestos in it so its an asbestos specialist taking it down just in case, and ordinary guys to put the new one up. All makes sense now ๐Ÿ˜‚

I had a pleasant in one way, funny in another, and what could have been embarrassing NSV yesterday. I'd been outside with the dogs while they had their morning wee then came in and fed them all breakfast. I was in my sleeping t-shirt, pj bottoms and dressing gown. Once finished i bent down to collect the bowls up and as i did my pj bottoms fell down.๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ . I have been hitching them up for a while but i must now go buy some that fit me. I cant have them doing that outside now can i ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.

xx

jd65
jd653 stone in reply to springersrule

That's what prompted me to buy new jeans. I had to do a weekly shop while holding my jeans up with one hand. I hope the dressing gown saved you from any embarrassing reveal.

springersrule
springersrule54kg in reply to jd65

Lol. I've stopped wearing the trousers that do that but hadnt thought about my pj's. I've been lovin the slack feeling of them ๐Ÿ˜Š Fortunately there was only the dogs to see and my dressing gown would have just covered my modesty lol xx

H4CS
H4CS1 stone in reply to springersrule

Thats too funny!! I think you deserve some new pjs x

springersrule
springersrule54kg in reply to H4CS

Me too. I think a trip to the shops at the weekend is called for ๐Ÿ˜ xx

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador in reply to springersrule

Well it sounds as though there is a lot going on today with having a new ceiling put in. We have had scaffolding up for the past 7 months now. We have had new doors new electrics all over repointing painting and a new intercom system put it. Plus decoration all over. It is definitely a good job you were indoors when you lost your PJ.s. So when the shops open you will have to buy some new once.

I have had a heck of a day also. Went to dentist who I phoned to check the time. No date was mentioned. When I got there receptionist said what time is your appointment I said 12:30 she said yes but it is next week not today. So after having a good laugh I left. Then went into shop I wanted a Avocado went to get my purse it was empty looked for my back card no joy. Then a light bulb moment came. The last time I was out it was evening and no back but it all in a wallet. Lucy for me I put in back in my bag so I was able to buy the things.

Now I am staying put n the settee with Roxie lying on my legs.

Hope you have a good day . ๐Ÿ˜Š

springersrule
springersrule54kg in reply to Caroline62

Oh crikey Caroline, what a day you've had!! You deserve to have your feet up with Roxie cuddles ๐Ÿ˜Š Also just having the ceiling done was bad enough, though the lads that did it were brilliant. I dont think i could cope with everything you've had going on.

I'm hoping for a trip to sainsburys on saturday so fingers crossed i can get some new pj's there ๐Ÿ˜ xx

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to springersrule

๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

springersrule
springersrule54kg in reply to TheTabbyCat

Nice to see you TabbyCat, hope your ok xx

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to springersrule

Thanks, I've had a lot going on. But all sorted now.:)

springersrule
springersrule54kg in reply to TheTabbyCat

๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’– xx

Greendream123
Greendream1231st 7lbs in reply to springersrule

I'm glad that didn't happen when you had the workmen in. ๐Ÿคฃ Hope the ceiling is sorted now. :)

OMG, so am i!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ xx

MissisB
MissisBAdministrator

The good news. My meat delivery arrived and it all looks lovely.

The bad news. Itโ€™s a week and a half a day early. Thereโ€™s a lot of it. And I havenโ€™t even started sorting my freezer out yet.

The good news. The lady in the office remembered my order, our conversation, and her paperwork says โ€œnext weekโ€ so she is instructing the driver to come and take it back and wonโ€™t take โ€œIโ€™ll manageโ€ (not really) for an answer.

Anyone for a coffee? Way too much excitement here (thatโ€™s just one โ€œeventโ€) for one morning.

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador in reply to MissisB

Hi MissisB I am having a quick drink before of to dentist. Then I can concentrate on the forum this afternoon. ๐Ÿ˜Š

jd65
jd653 stone in reply to MissisB

That's enough excitement for a week. Then next week you'll have it arriving on the right day which is another excitement.

MissisB
MissisBAdministrator in reply to jd65

And I know how much room I need to โ€œcreateโ€ before it arrives too. ๐Ÿ˜€

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador in reply to MissisB

Hope you got your meat delivery sorted out. Like me with the dentist. Come back next week. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

MissisB
MissisBAdministrator in reply to Caroline62

Meat collected. The company I have started using (in Yorkshire ๐Ÿ˜‰) are giving me brilliant service.

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador in reply to MissisB

Yorkshire well what can I say nothing. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

MissisB
MissisBAdministrator in reply to Caroline62

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Thought you might ...

jd65
jd653 stone

I'm struggling with the monotony of things at the moment. Monday - Friday work from home 7.30ish until sometime after 5 -sometimes nearer 7. Friday afternoon - granddaughters ( the lovely part of the week) . Saturday morning food shop. The rest of the weekend then disappears and its 7.30 Monday morning and we're off again. Even the lunchtime or afternoon walks are monotonous as there's only so many routes within walking distance of the house that we can fit in.

I am looking forward to a week off soon even though we won't be going anywhere it's breaking the endless treadmill.

Sorry for the pity me post I just needed to get it out. I realise that am lucky that I've managed to work safely from home all the way through all the lockdowns but it's coming up for a year and I'm feeling it at the moment.

MissisB
MissisBAdministrator in reply to jd65

Actually. Much of that sounds very familiar - not least the boring walks from the door.

I am not one to talk, because I am rubbish at doing as I say, but how about writing up a few treats for yourself? Time with a book or magazine, chat with a friend, smelly bath (not you, the fragrances of the bath ๐Ÿ˜€) or one of those walks with one other we are allowed?

jd65
jd653 stone in reply to MissisB

In Wales not allowed to meet up with anyone on your walk unless you are a single household and they are your support bubble.

I do spend time doing the things on your list I'm just bit sick of my four walls and as much as I love my other half. I need more people. I ordered a flower subscription from my lovely nieces shop and the best bit is that I get to see her when she delivers them.

I'm just having a sorry for myself day and will be better tomorrow.

springersrule
springersrule54kg in reply to jd65

I think.its really hard to break that monotony whatever job you do or where you do it just now. For me life is take dogs out am, lunch, work at 3, home just after 6 then its the evening and repeat. Yes i do get to see a few people but not being able to change it up is a bit of a bore.

I fill my fay, and get enjoyment out of food. Looking it up, writing shopping lists, cooking it and eating it. It really brightens up my day xx

MissisB
MissisBAdministrator in reply to jd65

Oh dear. Sorry. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ I really donโ€™t keep up with these regional variations very well.

I donโ€™t even have anyone who wants to bubble with me. ๐Ÿคฃ

Ssssshhhhhh. Know what you mean about OHs. ๐Ÿ˜‰

jd65
jd653 stone in reply to MissisB

Bless them. ๐Ÿ˜€

MissisB
MissisBAdministrator in reply to jd65

Mine has an โ€œI need you to hold thisโ€ day today. And could do with a coffee/lunch/opinion/stuff ordering/ swear box emptying ... whilst he is working.

I would like to make a start on the freezer. I have 14 baskets to sort!

jd65
jd653 stone in reply to MissisB

We work for the same organisation so try to ignore each other unless we are in the same meeting or need info off each other. I'm on a busy project so am working longer hours so he has usually cooked dinner by the time i finish. Though I'm currently taking a couple of hours off as have a late meeting. Have just done some washing and washing up.

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador in reply to jd65

Jd this is exactly why I posted today like I did. I felt a bit sorry for myself yesterday. I bought myself some daffs on my way home from the dentist in which I was a week early for. This actually made my day as we had a good laugh about it. So come on here as much as you can for a chat. ๐Ÿ˜Š

jd65
jd653 stone in reply to Caroline62

I love daffs.Definitely brighten a room up.

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador in reply to MissisB

I donโ€™t have a bath MissisB so I canโ€™t have a smelly bath. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

MissisB
MissisBAdministrator in reply to Caroline62

Nooooooo. I would be despondent without my bath.

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador in reply to MissisB

No bath for about 8 yrs. I donโ€™t think I can get out of 1 now though. I use some smelly shower gel though. ๐Ÿ˜Š

MissisB
MissisBAdministrator in reply to Caroline62

Thatโ€™ll do. ๐Ÿ˜€

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador in reply to MissisB

Coming on the forum makes a bad day turn good. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Loraine518
Loraine518Host in reply to jd65

Sorry to hear your struggling jd, I can relate as that was how I was feeling recently and the weekends really seem to be rush by.

Sometimes just writing down how we are feeling makes it seem less of an issue.

I hope your week off makes you feel better and you are able to make time for you, to do things you enjoy.

Take care of yourself.

Greendream123
Greendream1231st 7lbs in reply to jd65

I can definitely relate to that, it has been tough to do the same things again and again. Today, I finally went to the post office in the town centre to post Christmas presents to my parents (and stopped at a market stall where I spontaneously bought brussel sprouts). You wouldn't believe how strange that felt, like a full blown day trip!

Well would you believe it, workmen are still here putting up the new ceiling. How long does it take!!!

I've kept myself busy by washing the glass foors of the cooker - not a nice job! And cooking up some soup, in a pan, not the soup maker ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Fingers crossed it turns out good. Low carb cauliflower and kale curry soup ๐Ÿ˜ xx

MissisB
MissisBAdministrator in reply to springersrule

My guess? All day. ๐Ÿ˜€

springersrule
springersrule54kg in reply to MissisB

Woohoo they were finished at 2 so got the dogs out and back home just in time for the electrician coming to put the electrics back on and refit the lights in the bathroom (I'd almost forgotten he was coming back lol). xx

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador in reply to springersrule

Thatโ€™s a good days work done then springerrule. ๐Ÿ˜Š

springersrule
springersrule54kg in reply to Caroline62

It certainly feels like it ๐Ÿ˜‚ xx

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador in reply to springersrule

Wish you were a bit nearer to me you could come and do my cooker. I bought the cleaning stuff. It arrived this morning. It is at the side of the sink waiting for me to get going. Hope the soup turns out well. I donโ€™t see why it shouldnโ€™t. ๐Ÿ˜Š

springersrule
springersrule54kg in reply to Caroline62

Hahaha, its a few years since i did the cooker glass but it looks good now. I'm not even sure why i started cleaning them I was only washing up a few pots ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Oh the soup is sooooo tasty. I've never made one on the cooker before, only in the soup maker. I'm very pleased with it ๐Ÿ˜ xx

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador in reply to springersrule

Thatโ€™s good springerrule. I do it on the cooker when I have lots of little bits and pieces left and it is too much for the machine. ๐Ÿ˜Š

springersrule
springersrule54kg in reply to Caroline62

I didn't think i'd get all the kale in the soup maker. I enjoyed making it myself though so would happily make soup in a pan again ๐Ÿ˜ xx

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator

Good evening Caroline, I was supposed to have a gentlish day but that didn't really happen. I got up far too early as I couldn't sleep and I hate staying in bed if I'm awake. I didn't manage to get Wiggles last night so this morning there was no walkies. So I eneded up doing a load of washing.Then I couldn't organize the transport with the hours the kennels keep as they haven't got many guests at the mo.We had to go at lunch time which meant I was hungry again. From Tuesday to Wed I ended up fasting for 30 hours!! So I didn't want to be hungry again today.I think I've finally caught up with myself I just hate it when things get out of sync because I can't control them.

Right I'm off for a plate of mince with beans before I get hungry again! Thanks for giving us a place to chat Caroline.

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador in reply to TheTabbyCat

That is one thing we have to get right is our meals. If that doesnโ€™t go to plan everything else can go wrong. Enjoy your dinner. ๐Ÿ˜Š

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Caroline62

That's so true! Now everythings getting back to normal. I'm not hungry!! Wiggles and the cats are happy. All I need now is for the sun to put his hat on.๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ”†

lea57-49r
lea57-49r3 stone

Just wanted to say that your dog is beautiful. I don't blame them for not wanting to go out in this weather. My last dog, a collie, was like that. I would have her lead on ready to go even in bad weather and as soon as she saw what the weather was like, she would put the brakes on at the front door and pull like mad back into the hallway.

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador in reply to lea57-49r

Thank you lea57-49r ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator

Thank you for hosting today Caroline, what a day you have had! Thank you to everybody who joined in with the chat.This chat is now closed, see you on tomorrows :)

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