Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Quiet times, just waiting

 Not a lot happening here at the moment. I bring in wood for the fires, chop some kindling now and again, prepare meals, watch the ATP tennis in the afternoons and read in the evenings.
Col is not feeling up to doing much apart from a bit of sorting in his workshop and doing the washing up after meals and poor fella has to go without food today from breakfast onwards ready for the nasty hospital procedures tomorrow. I shall feel guilty tucking into my lunch and dinner while he has weak black tea but will be jolly glad to find out what's the matter with him even if it is something nasty, it's the not knowing that frightens me.

Here is another  £1 saving hint from my 2013 list. Make Christmas gift tags from old Christmas cards. Surely everyone does this?............ but maybe not as there are still gift tags aplenty for sale in the shops.

Back soon
Sue

35 comments:

  1. I hope that all goes well for Col. Thinking of you and sending all good thoughts. xx

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  2. I know it must be hard for you both, hope all goes well, take care, both of you x

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  3. Just catching up with your posts.
    I hope all goes well tomorrow, sending good wishes your way.
    £8 for a loaf, my goodness me, how on earth was that price arrived at?
    How lovely to get surprise visitors, I hope their new life brings them all they hope for.
    Lisa x

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  4. Just catching up with your posts.
    I hope all goes well tomorrow, sending good wishes your way.
    £8 for a loaf, my goodness me, how on earth was that price arrived at?
    How lovely to get surprise visitors, I hope their new life brings them all they hope for.
    Lisa x

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  5. Poor Col not being able to eat, you will be banished to the cellar to eat dinner, hope the next 24hrs fly by for him and he dosent find it too difficult, I hope the tests dont show up something too frightening, your a strong couple and I am sure you will work through whatever the problem is together :-)

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  6. I do hope that it all goes well, I will keep my (mental) fingers crossed for Col, and for you. Waiting and not knowing is the very devil.

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  7. Keeping my fingers crossed for you both - you're right - the not knowing makes the imagination run riot. Once the truth is out, whatever it may be, one can deal with it. As soon as I take my Christmas cards down on 12th Night, I cut them into tags and punch holes in immediately and pop them into an envelope which goes into in my "Christmas bag". Haven't bought a tag since I can't remember when!

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  8. All best wishes for the tests tomorrow.

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  9. Best of luck to Col. As you say, it's always best to know what you're dealing with as it's often the uncertainty that causes the anxiety. Good that you have each other :)

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  10. Good luck with the tests. Last time David had to starve himself I was a bit peckish so took a bag of crisps to eat in the loo. "I bet you are snacking in there" he said through the door! ooops!

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  11. All good wishes and thoughts to you both, I was brought up to not worry about things till they happened but I have never quite managed it myself somehow. On the tag front, yes all suitable cards are saved, also use birthday cards for present tags through the year. Great tips, keep them coming please, its so good to know i am not alone in trying to do these things : ) - Tam

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  12. I hope everything goes well with the tests and you get answers. Then you can proceed forward. I enjoy your frugal tips. -Jenn

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  13. Thinking of you both. Much love. X

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  14. Sending positive thoughts for you both. Sarah, Dorset.

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  15. Best of luck for tomorrow. My thoughts will be with you.

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  16. I save time as well as effort by using a stick-on white labels, the kind you buy on a roll, 250, the self-adhesive ones. They might not have holly and Christmas trees on them, but boy, they save time! And you don't have to punch a hole in them to tie some ribbon through to attach them to a parcel, or faff with Sellotape, either.
    Margaret P

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  17. Hi hope everything goes well for your husband, let's hope they get to the bottom of what's going on. x

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  18. Best wishes to your husband as he deals with hospitals, procedures and test results. Positive thoughts to you both :-)

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  19. Hope all goes well with the tests, it will be hard for both of you but at least you will get some answers. x

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  20. Sometimes pottering is as much as we can do if there are other things on our minds. I hope the procedure goes well for Col tomorrow. I'm like you, don't like burying my head in the sand and would rather meet things head on. I'm much better at dealing with stuff than wondering and worrying about it. xx

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  21. Or wait until in January when Wilko's price them a 5p per pack.

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  22. Thinking of you both tomorrow. What iffing can drive you insane xxx sending useles internetty love and hugs xxx

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  23. Hope all goes well and that Col will be hungry enough afterwards to enjoy some food.

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  24. I hope everything goes well tomorrow xx

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  25. Hugs to you both and hope all goes well for Col tomorrow and you whilst patiently waiting. PMA to you

    Take care

    Pattypan

    x

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  26. Crossing fingers and toes... all GOOD thoughts for both of you tomorrow.

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  27. I do hope things go well for Col tomorrow - both the farmer andI send our good vibes through blogland.

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  28. Hope all goes well for Col tomorrow. I had a hospital appointment last month with no food, drink or wearing nail varnish or make up. I didn't mind the food & drink thing, but the make up & nail varnish seemed a bit harsh. So make sure you have no make up on Col ;o)

    Very windy here tonight, hope you can sleep through alright.
    xx

    p.s I don't cut up cards to make tags, I like to use brown luggage labels instead :O)

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  29. Very best wishes for tomorrow, sending good vibes.
    We will be thinking of you.
    Pam in Texas.xx

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  30. Wondering how cheaply I can get some of my best photos made into Christmas presents

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  31. Sending positive thoughts from over the pond.
    Best wishes for good results.

    cheers, parsnip

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  32. Hope all goes well. Thinking of you both xx

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    1. Hello Mrs P, how are things going? Miss catching up with you. Hope your two "littlies" are OK and Mr P too of course.

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  33. Yes, I do gift tags from old Christmas cards, then enjoy choosing who gets which image. I have a big reel of florists' ribbon that I use to tie on the tags and tie the parcels up, looks cheerful and lasts for years. Good luck to Col with the procedures.

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