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30 Nov 2017 18:48

Well ladies, onwards and upwards as they say. 

Work seems as though I’ve never been away, bought the turkey and pigs in blankets, apart from feeling knackered it’s the usual December groove!

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30 Nov 2017 20:58 in response to rileyroo

Evening ladies 

well I survived the babysitting:-) only 10 hrs today. Both girls on the mend:-) snowing on and off all day so coats on nd in garden back in warm up rpt lol. Reindeers turned out really well - good times. 

Turkey bought rileyroo! Wow I thought i was organised... apparently not lol. Go u. 

Extra babysitting tomorrow ( on top of my usual 3 days) so gonna make cakes:-)

my life seems t have slipped back to my “normal”.

how are @Jbains ‍ and @tigercub ‍ 

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30 Nov 2017 21:05 in response to Sandra123

Hi Sandra .what busy day you had 10 hours babysitting that be too much  me .I had good day .had chemo bus lunch time and had new bedroom carpet fitted so room starting look good .busy day tomorrow . consultant in morning pick 6 year old granddaughter up school and meal at night work colleagues so Saturday must rest .I've not looked outside but mighty cold think we had little snow according what I read on F b .I'm in Essex we don't get much snow usually ..

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30 Nov 2017 21:22 in response to tigercub

Blimey all that on chemo go u girl:-)

i do 3 days babysitting 10 hrs each day. Usually get t daughters 7:30 get girls up breakfast nd dressed. Drop 4 yr old at school so just have 2 yr old till 15:20 when pick 4 yr old back up then both till 17:30. But 4 yr old off school cos poorly bless. 2 yr old starting nursery next wk but on day don’t normally have so will be doing school run with 4 yr old for them. When I retired I said 2 days - it’s just expanded lol.

bet yr room is looking brill - mmm new carpet smell Happy

Enjoy yr works meal- good ol catch up and food yeahhh. 

Take carex

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1 Dec 2017 08:14 in response to tigercub

Love the smell of new carpet!

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1 Dec 2017 12:25 in response to rileyroo

Hi good morning all .had hospital check up 9 30 appointment doc not there so quite wait but she was happy with me bloods good so all set for chemo 3 .scans to be ordered to see if ****** has shrunk .tired now but good day so far 

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1 Dec 2017 12:48 in response to tigercub

We’ll all hope that it is and we are with you whatever. Stay inside and keep warm. It was like an ice rink outside earlier altho I think it is starting to melt. 

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1 Dec 2017 18:30 in response to rileyroo

Evening ladies 

great news on the bloods front tigercub will keep everything crossed for yr scans:-).

1st December so went out nd bought a new tree t replace the one I killed lol. All decks in place (not that I have many lol tree looks lovely. 

Got letter from hospital today nd bone density scan normal recall in 3 yrs-chuffed cos others I spoke with had t have a hosp appt for their results.

enjoy York rileyroo enjoy your u time:-)

jbains glad u r feeling so much better nd got yr Xmas shopping under way:-)

have a great weekend everyone- I’m having a meal in a teepee tomorrow with the family nd the lil ones will see Santa nd we get t feed the reindeer. I am booked in t do something xmassy every sat till Xmas with meals peppered throughout the wk lol. Why we tend t not have turkey Xmas day - we r sick t death of it lol 

take care peeps x

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2 Dec 2017 18:01 in response to Sandra123

Hope everyone has had a good day? 

York was full! Had breakfast at Betty’s, Sandra will understand then commenced battle. Ordered a couple if things and we are going back to pick them up on 22 December. Got one present left to get and that’s a voucher for an eatery here so apart from two small choc bits for the santa sacks, yes, even at 21 and 24 they still have them, I’m done. Got some to wrap, need more paper as usual and cards to write but can do that at home, yea!!! 

Felt shattered when we got back but pulling round now. Now where did I put the tv remote? Only me here tonight, one in London visiting friends and on staying at boyfriends so I have full control of what is on tv, hmmm, if I can just stay awake I might manage to enjoy it!

Enjoy the rest if the day ladies and take care!

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2 Dec 2017 19:09 in response to rileyroo

Eee bet it was chocca block in York bless it’s like someone has finally lit the touch paper of Christmas lol. But.... u have nearly cracked it  on the prezzy front yeahhh. Heck I’m expecting chocolate in my stocking too gotta b done Wink

I have never actually been t Betty’s (obviously need to it’s a rite of passage in York) I have Betty envy lol . 

Been t the teepee today - actually enjoyed it lol . 

Hows the rest of our crew doing @Jbains ‍  and @tigercub ‍ ?

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2 Dec 2017 19:45 in response to Sandra123

Got to go to Betty’s at least once in a lifetime!

The strange thing was the main problem appeared to be tall blokes. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m partial to a tall bloke but when they stop suddenly in the middle of the road and then turn themselves and the rest of their group around and plough back through the crowds, annoying didn’t cover it.  

Been and dug out the christmas cards, trying to work up the enthusiasm to write them, failing miserably currently. Just me, stupid, aka the dog a cup of tea and Strictly, think I’ll keep it this way. 


Hope @Jbains ‍ and @tigercub ‍ are both OK. 

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2 Dec 2017 21:20 in response to rileyroo

I used t send over a hundred cards .... a hundred!?! Only send about 15 now:-). Everyone seems t do a fb status these days. Mind u I’m pleased lol always felt a chore. Lifting letterboxes quietly so they didn’t hear u nd want t chat cos u still had 99 t deliver ha ha- yup I owe FB lol 

It’s most blokes in general bless cos they quite frankly would like t b anywhere other than shopping- the quick turns r probably them trying t escape lol.

You enjoy every min of your u time me dear. Own it and luxuriate in it cos there is always something or someone to come along and shatter the peace lol x

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2 Dec 2017 23:59 in response to Sandra123

Hello ladies. Just came across this now.

Wow you guys are organised! I've got the big bday outta the way this weekend so can concentrate on xmas then.

Shopping centre on a sat in dec - you really are brave! Well done tho and hope you enjoyed the control of the remote. I relish the alone time as it seems to be quite rare these days.

Been busy cooking today as family coming to drop pressies off for daughter tomorrow. Am exhausted but can't go to sleep until she's back home safe and sound. She made me stay up late lastnight as wanted to open her pressies after midnight. They're cab is booked for 2:20am so I know am going to get fatigued as just cannot keep same pace as before.

Liking our new thread. Take it easy ladies and keep warm and well.

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3 Dec 2017 07:59 in response to rileyroo

Hi yes I'm not too bad .bit of emotional time year this year mum passed away February and her birthday Xmas day so am expecting to feel bit urrg.but hopefully getting dad out of his care home for Xmas lunch with us .cos we have only upstairs loo got commode from red cross .have done Xmas cards not really any Xmas shopping can't get any enthusiasm for that .but need be careful spending as sick pay from work will cease soon .

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3 Dec 2017 08:44 in response to tigercub

What a year you’ve had and not in a good way!

I don’t spend a lot on presents but try and find small,quirky things that suit the person I’m buying for. I’ve been lucky as far as sick pay goes, although I’ve

had two spells off neither of them have been very long so I’ve stayed on full pay luckily. 

Good on yer having your dad round, although it means more work for you unless you have a well trained other half? Just be kind to yourself and maybe get some of the food ready prepped so all you have to do is cook it. It’s about celebrating what you have with those that matter not about the amount of food  and how fancy you can make it.

Don’t think we’ll be having xmas lunch on xmas day, both ‘kids’ are going out xmas eve and based on past bitter experience, there is not a lot of point, will do it either boxing day or maybe even the Saturday before.