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I smiled today because

Thursday, November 03, 2011

11 weeks ago this coming Sunday we ordered 2 new leather sofas and were promised about an 11 week wait only. I just checked with DFS and they are being delivered to the Ruislip warehouse on Friday 11/11 and we should have them either Saturday 12th or Monday 14th (except DH has a medical appt that day so fingers crossed for the 12th) emoticon

I can't wait to see the back of our tatty old one emoticon

  
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WIGIME 11/5/2011 5:45AM

    Great! I remember you posting the pictures, they were really beautiful. Now I'll bet the waiting is even worse since the delivery date is so close!

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SENATOR9 11/4/2011 1:10AM

    Good for you emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 11/3/2011 9:57PM

  I'm glad that they will be with you soon and definitely before the Holidays. emoticon

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AKELAZ 11/3/2011 7:09PM

    Seems like a long wait - so glad they're on their way tho. Hope the delivery slots in with Pete's appointment. emoticon

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LIBELULITA 11/3/2011 6:18PM

    Lucky you!!! We desperately need a new sofa-ours has a split on the seat...but now's not the time to worry about sofas here in Spain emoticon

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SPARKLEIIGHGAL 11/3/2011 3:47PM

    Wonderful

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ANNEMAC5 11/3/2011 2:33PM

    It has been a long wait,glad they are coming soon.

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JOYINKY 11/3/2011 1:18PM

    I understand that completely! Great start to the holiday season! WooHoo!

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ROJAKHAN 11/3/2011 11:41AM

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STEVENGO2 11/3/2011 10:58AM

    New furniture emoticon

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IDLETYME 11/3/2011 10:49AM

    Sound great - Enjoy!! emoticon

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 11/3/2011 10:47AM

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-POOKIE- 11/3/2011 10:28AM

    We want one from Ikea... picked it, just cant afford it yet :(

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KATHRYNLP 11/3/2011 9:35AM

    emoticon emoticon Enjoy...

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IMIN2GENES 11/3/2011 9:32AM

    Awesome! That would make me smile too!
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HEALTHY4ME 11/3/2011 9:17AM

    OH cool that is awesome, pics when it all comes to fruition!!! YAYA!!

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GERIKRAGH 11/3/2011 9:10AM

    That is definitely a reason to smile!

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BEST_LIFE_NOW 11/3/2011 9:08AM

  Does this mean the room will be completely done? All that hard work ... I wish I had the energy that you two have (and the organizational skill too). Now you and Pete can kick off your shoes and relax!

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GABY1948 11/3/2011 9:02AM

    OMG and I thought I was bad waiting for 8 weeks for new chair and ottoman! emoticon

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Over medicating leads to poor shopping choices

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Had a giggle at the hairdressers today.
Meena (owner) normally has the salon all decked out by now for Crimbo and usually keeps to 3 colours for a theme.
Last year it was burgundy, white and silver, very elegant.
Anyway no decorations were up and I said she was slipping. She joked that she had bought some ready but must have over medicated (joking about a health issue she has) and that she bought a whole rainbow of coloured baubles and stars to hang from the ceiling and now regrets it but has lost the receipt so can’t get her money back. She’s bought 75 stars, each one about 3 inches across to go in the window………you wouldn’t see in through the bloody window with that many up emoticon


SO she’s figured rainbow baubles would be the choice of a young kid so she’s going to turn the salon into a Santa’s Grotto and she’ll wear a Santa costume and the other stylists will be elves. I can just picture it now! What a riot!

Right I’m off to let some useless TV program wash over me b4 bed
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SPARKLEIIGHGAL 11/3/2011 3:52PM

    Sounds great. I do my 7 foot tree with multi colours and my special disney decs so if they fall on the carpet they won't break. The other tree I replaced last year for a 5 foot which I did all white and silver with feathers and angel wings etc as a tribute to Mum. It's in our middle room which has a hard floor. It takes Laura and me ages to put them up and then she leaves me to take them all down again!! Typical. emoticon emoticon Crimbo for those who don't know is short for Christmas in UK

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KATHRYNLP 11/3/2011 8:28AM

    Sounds cheerful, and what's with the word crimbo? emoticon

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 11/3/2011 1:03AM

    I want to go to your shop :). It sounds like a fun and fab place to be :). Sheesh I can't believe Christmas is just around the corner.

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DEE107 11/2/2011 8:07PM

    sweet dreams and sounds like a blast her shop take pictures please

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LEXIE63 11/2/2011 7:55PM

    I dread to think what she's been taking! LOLOL
Sounds like a lot of fun to be had at the hairdressers. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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LOVESLIFE48 11/2/2011 7:15PM

    Sounds like a fun hair salon!!!

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SENATOR9 11/2/2011 7:06PM

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AKELAZ 11/2/2011 5:57PM

    Over medication - poor thing!! Sure she'll make the salon decorations come good. Thanks for the smile.

Enjoy the TV - however mindless - doesn't hurt as a wind down.

Sleep well - emoticon

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GABY1948 11/2/2011 5:33PM

    I loved this! Sounds like me many a time! NNSTDLTBBB! Soon time for me too! emoticon

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PIGSOFGREEN 11/2/2011 5:17PM

    Aww, what a fun way to make the best of it! I can commisserate on the overmedication thing - when I was on daily meds, if I took it slightly too early, I had some interesting shopping experiences and phone conversations! emoticon

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CHRYS13 11/2/2011 5:00PM

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I smiled today.......well laughed

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

at this conversation with DH;

Me; It seems a lot of my pals on SP are doing a pre Crimbo (Christmas) clear through and declutter.

DH; Yep, time for the men to go hide in their sheds and pretend it ain't happening.

Me; It's not THAT bad!!!!!!!

DH;* swings an imaginary bell* SANCTUARY, SANCTUARY RUN FOR THE SHED, BOLT THE BLOODY DOOR *laughing* MAN THE BARRICADES!

Me;.. * emoticon*;so you won't be helping to put the tree up come the end of November I take it or the prezzie list?? emoticon

DH; *screams in horror* AAAARRRGGGHHH, Nnooooo this is womens' work. All men will be crying out " get what the hell you like just leave me out of it, I'll sign the bloody gift tags and that's the limit.

Me; You have it made, you only have to go to the local garage and get some last minute prezzie for me on Crimbo Eve.........*thinks ...like most men*

DH; you mean I actually have to venture out THAT FAR! AND GET YOU SOMETHING????? emoticon emoticon













I have a feeling I will organising Crimbo AGAIN this year.......like most women emoticon emoticon

  
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SPARKLEIIGHGAL 11/3/2011 4:01PM

    LOL!! Not typical in my case as David puts up the big tree b4 I decorate it. He writes his own Christmas cards to his friends, family and colleagues and HE cooks the Christmas Dinner because I do all the wrapping (usually on Christmas Eve until the early hours and then I'm shattered) and the other 100+ Christmas cards to my friends, family and colleagues. I have more now as I have been doing Mum & Dad's cards to friends and family for the last 3 years too so probably about 200 cards easily. Costs a fortune!! emoticon emoticon I hope to cut back this year.

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 11/3/2011 1:06AM

    I've already told hubs what I want for Christmas and reminded him twice AND told him the two options for obtaining said item (on-line or at Best Buy-which in his job travels he passes by many times)(very specific head phones for my ipod-lol)...I still have a feeling that if I'm lucky I'll get cash or a gift card so I can get them myself-lol!! Yes, it's always us girls who get the party going :).

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PATRICIAANN46 11/2/2011 10:26PM

  We BOTH love to decorate but the cards and presents are my area. Now that we have a Grand-daughter we look forward to all of the activities even more. emoticon

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KATVHALE 11/2/2011 6:44PM

  DH loves to put up the outside decorations here but he leaves the inside to me. He won't put up ornaments on the tree because I just move them! I am very picky about where the ornaments go.....

We both love the upcoming holidays though!



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RITZIBROWN 11/2/2011 1:01PM

    Once again we have role reversal. DH is so ready for Christmas. He enjoys the inside & outside decorating & present buying. I thoroughly enjoy getting the Christmas cards ready for his signature and letting him know what email card "we'll" send to friends & family overseas. Note: I don't even consider starting Christmas until AFTER the Thanksgiving holiday so there is a time crunch.
Thanks, as always, for starting an interesting subject to share thoughts on emoticon

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ANNEMAC5 11/2/2011 12:43PM

    I do moan but I love doing it all. If I ask DH he says don't bother sending cards and just give money. He would be happy if Christmas never happened. Gringe

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STEVENGO2 11/2/2011 12:23PM

    I live on my own so I do all the Crimdo decorating and prezzie buying and rapping. I already have three gifts wrapped and just have to take care of the last two prezzies to my DS and DB!

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JUDY1676 11/2/2011 12:05PM

    So true!

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CHRYS13 11/2/2011 11:56AM

    so true! emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 11/2/2011 9:59AM

    I can think of only one Christmas where my hubby bought presents, it's always been left up to me....MEN!!!

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CHRISTYBUG 11/2/2011 9:55AM

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 11/2/2011 9:52AM

    My hubby usually does more than I do, and the kids are in there too.

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SENATOR9 11/2/2011 9:42AM

    He signs the gift tags? Oh dear what a Nancy. emoticonWe Brotherhood must help him.

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KATHRYNLP 11/2/2011 9:41AM

    My DH helps with the outside lights, decorating the tree, and I'm forever grateful. He does a great job. The rest is up to me. emoticon emoticon

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AKELAZ 11/2/2011 9:18AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon (but bitterly)

Yeah - know what you mean. Funny - but o-o-oh so true!

LIB LIB my dear!!



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LIBELULITA 11/2/2011 8:39AM

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DEE107 11/2/2011 8:31AM

    Yes I agree but my hubby is the odd one , he wraps everything and double wraps too ugh

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IDLETYME 11/2/2011 8:16AM

    Men seem to like unwrapping their gifts, but nothing else seem to hold their interest. emoticon

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MKPRINCESS007 11/2/2011 8:15AM

    One of the many reasons that women rule the world.........LOL.....they would collapse without us! :)

K

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JOYINKY 11/2/2011 8:11AM

    Smiles.

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LOVESLIFE48 11/2/2011 7:49AM

    Your DH signs gift tags??? More than mine does!!! emoticon

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GABY1948 11/2/2011 5:52AM

    Ah, men! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CSDAYS 11/2/2011 4:44AM

    Would men celebrate or remember holidays? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I smiled today because.....

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

the sun has shown herself which means a pleasant walk to the hospice without a flippin unbrella and I can feel it on my face, BLISS emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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INFLATED 11/2/2011 3:35PM

    Sunny fall days are wonderful.

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 11/1/2011 10:37PM

    Sounds wonderful!

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DEE107 11/1/2011 9:00PM

    woo hoo hope it was a good one

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KATVHALE 11/1/2011 4:14PM

  It is sunny here too but very, very windy!

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SPARKLEIIGHGAL 11/1/2011 4:12PM

    It was amazingly warm here today - too warm for my lightweight fleece!! Incredible for 1st Nov!! emoticon emoticon

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RITZIBROWN 11/1/2011 3:56PM

    emoticon here as well. Tau'ri & I are off for our walk. emoticon

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STEVENGO2 11/1/2011 1:34PM

    Sunshine here too today, loving it too! emoticon emoticon

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 11/1/2011 11:29AM

    I love the sun too!

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ROJAKHAN 11/1/2011 11:25AM

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BEST_LIFE_NOW 11/1/2011 10:08AM

  :)

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KATHRYNLP 11/1/2011 10:07AM

    Enjoy it while you can... emoticon emoticon

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IMIN2GENES 11/1/2011 10:05AM

    Ooh! Enjoy! emoticon

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SENATOR9 11/1/2011 9:34AM

    Have a great day emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 11/1/2011 8:02AM

    Yay you are seeeing the sun, we are too but not very bright, hoping it shines and warms the day up as I must get the door painted. Have a super day!

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SWAZY33 11/1/2011 5:43AM

    emoticon always makes me emoticon also!
ENJOY!!

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Goals for November

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Food emoticon
Try one new recipe a week from SP or Jamie Oliver's books- then I know it'll be healthy
Try one new food/drink/herb a week- variety is the spice of life

Exercise
Do some form of cardio 5-6 times a week, one for 60mins (probably on the bike as fast as possible aiming for 20k) emoticon
Get at least one good walk in, hopefully in the sun to collect some vit D emoticon emoticon
Do a superset a week; like this one; emoticon
alternate every 2 exercises 3 times
12 x Bent-Over Row
12 x Decline Bench Press
12 x Preacher Curl
12 x Diamond Push-Up
12 x Quadruped
12 x One-Legged Calf Squat
12 x crunches with twists
12 x Roll-Up
12 x shoulder press
12 x Forward raises
12x dumbbell side bends

one multi gym a week emoticonand two core workouts. emoticon

Fun emoticon
well exercise is fun but
meet up with Jackie for some meals out
Go for a drive out with DH if he's up to it
Take Lilian out to her fav restaurant.

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Rake the lawn and tidy the garden

have a bonfire of all the wood from the decorating we've done, or take it to the tip. It'd be cool to have the bonfire on Guy Fawkes Night and bake some tatties (jacket potatoes) in the embers and have some drumsticks and salad while we watch over the fire.............OR go to an organised Firework display.

buy Christmas cards and get ready to post

be on the look out for Christmas gifts

Check with John and Vicki about Crimbo arrangements, spoke to Vicki on Sunday and going to Norfolk is now in doubt.

Support Lilian while she has work done on her bathroom- keep an eye on the workmen.

  
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LEXIE63 11/2/2011 7:59PM

    I have Jamie's Ministry of Food cookery book. It is great! We have the occasional curry night, and last time Bry made one of his curries and it was fab! :-)

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MNOT2THICK 11/1/2011 7:44PM

    I am channeling your energy, ommmmmmmmmmmmm emoticon emoticon

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DOOBRIE 11/1/2011 5:35PM

    I feel worn out just reading your list - lol!

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SPARKLEIIGHGAL 11/1/2011 4:10PM

    Great plans Caz. You put me to shame you are SOOOO organised and I know you will achieve it all. emoticon emoticon

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ANNEMAC5 11/1/2011 2:59PM

    Great plan, I find it much better when I have goals planned. We are aiming for a lot of the same things, great minds.

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CATLADY52 11/1/2011 2:12PM

    That is quite the list. When do you take time for yourself? emoticon

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MNNICE 11/1/2011 12:53PM

    I'm a list maker and planner, too! So much more seems to get accomplished when I have it set down in writing. Good luck on accomplishing your goals. You will be BUSY!!!

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MEADSBAY 11/1/2011 10:49AM

    You are one busy girl!
Great goals for the month.

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BEST_LIFE_NOW 11/1/2011 10:13AM

  Great plans caz! You are such a good friend.

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IMIN2GENES 11/1/2011 10:04AM

    Great plan! Hope you have an awesome November!
Chris

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SENATOR9 11/1/2011 9:34AM

    Great goals emoticonKeep an eye on the workmen hum ok emoticon emoticon

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IDLETYME 11/1/2011 9:22AM

    This is the busy time of the year for most of us. You have your plan set out already - good for you! Hope I do as well - SOON!
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LIBELULITA 11/1/2011 8:26AM

    ah...this blog made me homesick with talk of tatties on Guy Fawkes and christmas again!!! You bring out the patriotic in me!! emoticon emoticon

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ASHLEYKAT 11/1/2011 8:11AM

    Sounds like a fabulous month! Go Caz!

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HEALTHY4ME 11/1/2011 8:04AM

    Busy time for you! I have a few projects I want done. paint front door, one wall in our bedroom, fix the darn interlocking bricks at the front garden - yea have to get hubby to do that lol with my supervision! LOL

have a great month!

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