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Just survived a kitchen refit. I hate decorating but that sort of work is just unbearable. Feel like I've been living in a squat for a couple of weeks. The refit is done with new floor covering and decorating and just a few bits and bobs to do. Need a new blind for window and my great idea of not having one wall full of wall units has not produced the desired effect so may have to be altered. But if I do it's not going to be as big an issue as the refit. Now trying to get rid of the ton of dust that seems to have gathered in great quantities throughout the house despite daily, nay hourly, dusting! And I can't count how many times I've swept and mopped my kitchen floor. I'm surprised it's still got any pattern to it. On the whole it's looking nice and I'm happy with my choices. Oh and if living through that was bad enough, my fridge freezer broke down last weekend and everything in it was ruined beyond use. A whole freezer full of food and everything that was in the fridge. I was so upset with that waste (of money as well). Had to get a new one which was delivered yesterday. That meant trying to live out of a cool box for the best part of this week. Not easy to plan meals when you can't get out because workmen are in your house, and you have no supplies to prepare for family meals. Was soooo happy to get out shopping today and get back to normal with that as well. So that aside, things just as usual. The working girl is still grafting so that's a relief. She's still looking after the brats, err I mean kiddies, and enjoying it. She's certainly found her vocation. She didn't go for the teaching as she originally planned, but I suppose she's happy doing what she's doing so that's a blessing, and she loves her little babies. She seems to be in the baby room permanently but gets to deal with the pre school aged darlings as well. Rather her than me! So, hubby had insisted that I cease looking at holiday destinations as I was booking so many we were never had less than 4 booked at any time. But, he's rather pleased that I popped in a quick visit to Nice. It was a surprise I arranged last month for his birthday, again, and it's only for 3 days so he's quite chuffed about it. I've also booked a day trip from Nice to Monte Carlo! Not sure if I'll chance a flutter but it should be an experience. That's in two weeks time so it will be over with before I know it. Marrakesh in September and Malta in November so a restful summer. Maybe Oh, my diet is back on track after gaining 9lb in San Francisco. I do enjoy myself when I'm away But always make sure I deal with it on my return. So much so, I'm back to my desired weight and am actually trying to get below it so that when we are away again I can eat myself back to normal. I feel so much better losing extra weight now and not having a trip filled with 'should I have this? I'll just make my time more difficult and lengthy if I eat that whole cheesecake, especially seeing as I've just polished off a giant burrito with the 3 sides and fries ..... for breakfast!" hehe No laughing matter, I actually did that the other week Hubby was very impressed lol I was very sick (no lol ..... lol). I had no idea that a burrito would be served as standard with sour cream, guacamole, salsa and black beans! Had I known I wouldn't have ordered ...... the fries lol Didn't stop me though. But, I still have that diet head and mentality. I don't diet as a rule anymore normally, but I make sure I don't eat (too) badly and that my weight is kept in check. I think I spent so much time (2 years) dieting and losing so much weight (Xlb) I just don't see the point of going back there. Just like when I gave up smoking, I knew I'd not go back to it. I just couldn't face having to do either again so will just make sure I don't have to. Sermon over. That's enough about me. How's everyone doing? The board seems to be quiet at the moment of regular boardies. Some free promotion going on I see. Not paying attention to that. Some quite strange threads but we can't all be normal. I should know lol Nah that was a bad joke, but I'm going to hound some people to get themselves back here. It may mean many unfriending on FB but I'll risk it! __________________ Haggiebaby I love everybody. Some I love to be around, some I love to avoid and others I'd love to punch in the face. http://www.dailymotion.com/HelensPage <~~~~ for Jeff vid clips (\__/) (='.'=) (")_(")
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Interesting, fun update as usual from you, Helen Haggis B. ! Very descriptive and informative. I like to know All (LOL). So much there, I'll have to get back to you to remark on some of it. Read all that again. One of my sisters and her daughter always liked to work with kids, help kids, like your girl. I like helping the very elderly. I love children too, though. Enjoyed hearing about your kitchen renovation. It's inspired me to try to do something with mine. Like get that old stove that doesn't even half-way work, out of there and replace with more storage space for canned goods, etc. And maybe just use the toaster oven and microwave, which should help with cutting down on chowing down, possibly. Can't really afford buying another stove right now, just had a huge plumbing bill (I'm sure he over-charged). That old stove might be a fire hazard.
Yeah, would be fantastic if you can succeed in inducing more of the old gang to start sharing here again! Return to some of its former glories ! (Always great when newbies jump in, too, course.) I'll try to, too. I encouraged Brigitte Shere recently while wishing her a happy burpday. She's German, and I told her I'm sorry our "President" treated Angela Merkel that deplorable way. Somebody said he kept the Chinese leader waiting an hour...if that's true, what a pill and a tool, that's outrageous. Imagine what the big Cheeto would say if a world leader did that to him. Of course, there are much more pressing worries on the table now, what with at least five or six crazy leaders all wanting to fight, yikes. Am frightened. So I was really glad to get distracted from the big fear for awhile, perusing your long meaty message. __________________ "more sinned against than sinning"--shall be on my tombstone
"Transpersonal psychology--transcend the self, to abolish and avoid pain...what is the self, anyway?"--Pinkie
"Queen of Pain, I'll Always be Queen of Pain" (laughs)with apologies to Sting
"Yes it's over now, drink your big black cow, and get outa here"--Steely Dan
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You can make all your rules but you can't outrun the history train...I seen a glorious day"--Paul Simon
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Haggie - Do you go through a great travel agent or an online site or..? I know going to all these wonderful places from here would naturally cost more but it all seems so extortionate these days. I really want to travel again, though!
Congratulations on the new kitchen - that must be fun! Yesterday we went to an open house in our neighborhood that was built the same time as ours. They'd done lots of great things to the place and it filled me with ideas for ours. One day... As for the strange threads, I'm appreciating people ignoring them. Let's try to keep the more manageable stuff near the top, please..? I've had some angry outbursts via email and am considering my options but ignoring seems to be the most hopeful approach.