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Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Sad & Lonely Now Rebelling

 
No, you haven't missed any posts. I do apologise for I have been feeling very....
 
 
 
 
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sad..... I don't really know why except that I have felt incredibly lonely over the last week or so.  My DD and her family have been on holiday in Turkey for 10 days, my best friend is in Spain, my sister on a cruise around the Fjords and OH very distant and otherwise occupied with 'tasks'. My son who lives in Oz is going to be a dad in November and, in all probability, I will never get to see or hold the baby for reasons I don't want to explain on here. There has been bugger all of interest to me on TV into the bargain.  The icing on the cake yesterday was when I came back from doing the food shopping to find a nail in the side wall of my rear tyre.  Of course it cannot be repaired so I will have to buy a new one. Bugger, bugger, bugger ( sorry about the expletives but they do help ).  In addition, I have taken my eye off the ball regarding the food budget and as a consequence have spent too much money.  RIGHT ....THIS CANNOT GO ON! 

SO.......



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1) I have booked my car into the garage on Thursday.  It will have a major service and a new tyre.  The spare has never been used so, in effect, by putting on the spare and popping the other (used) rear wheel in the boot I will have two new tyres on the rear IYSWIM

2) I have had my hair cut today and feel better for it although £25 poorer :/

3) I have written a meal plan for the week...all serving 2 people

Monday...leftovers from Sunday...cost zilch

Tuesday...Salmon...Morrisons £1.74 (half price) potatoes from the garden and a few frozen peas 25p ?  Total less than £2

Wednesday... Cheese pasties (50p each) and baked beans (29p) Total £1.29

Thursday...Carvery lunch to which we are being treated :)

Friday....Chicken pie (veggie for me) ( 2 for £1) and HM oven chips (50p?)  Total £1.50

Lunches will consist of salad stuff, eggs, cheese, HM soup using up what I have left in the fridge.
Breakfasts will be cereal or toast.



I have £10 left for a top up shop at the weekend and I intend to pay much more attention to the nutritional content of next weeks meal plan.  I still feel sluggish so need to put that right.


 I tried to distract myself by tackling some sewing but I am totally out of my comfort zone with scissors and needles.  Having cut out some pretty fabric I have totally lost the will to live with regard to sewing the shapes into the dog I intended it to be.   The fabric is cotton with 'for baby' on it in tiny writing.  If anyone out there would like to have it and try to finish it please just say so and I will post it to you along with the pattern sheet.  There are no instructions just letters to match up on the pattern.  Someone please take it and do me a favour!



The rain has stopped at last so the garden feels and smells much fresher.  I will take a peep at my carrots tomorrow to see if any are ready to eat.  The strawberries are also putting on a final spurt and the last of them should ripen soon, with any luck.

Have a lovely evening and thanks, as always, for popping in x





19 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear you have been down in the dumps. I hope things are now on the up. Onwards and Upwards.

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    1. Thank you, Sue, I feel more positive this morning x

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  2. Sorry things haven't been going right and you've felt so down and lonely. It's good that you've now taken charge of your meal plan and spending....that will give you back some measure of control and make you feel better. Pity about the doggy sewing, it does look a bit complicated! Hopefully someone will like it....(not me though, I hate sewing!). I hope you continue to feel better every day.

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    1. Thank you, Sooze, your sympathy definitely helps x

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  3. Bugger indeed m'dear, though tis nice to see you back and hopefully will soon be in fine fetal to boot.

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    1. Thanks, John, it's so nice to see you back too x

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  4. Angie I hope you feel better about things soon , I know what it's like to be in that dark place, everything just gets on top of you, take care xxx

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    1. Thanks, Marlene, it's not often that I let things overwhelm me. Too much time alone perhaps xx

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  5. When life throws lemons at you, make lemonade. Good to hear you're taking charge and making a grand plan!
    Sue X

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  6. It's just a 'blip', everything's landed on you at once and piled up. As soon as your DD and family are home safely you'll feel much better again!
    You're right to take charge though, if we allow ourselves to wallow in self pity, even for a day or two, it's awfully difficult to snap out of it again!
    Meal planning is a really good idea, I find it all too easy to eat the wrong things if I cook on short notice,
    A haircut is always a boost, mine are even cheaper than yours, £20, done at a small salon in the next village. It's run by two sisters and although many of the clients are old ladies having a shampoo and set, the sister I go to is very talented and could probably have a great career in a city, but she's content where she is, which suits me just fine!
    I'm sorry I can't take your sewing project off your hands, but I fear you and I are kindred spirits where scissors and needles are involved!
    Would your DH listen if you told him now you feel sometimes? Men are all a bit thick when it comes to emotional observation! Perhaps he'd be willing to spend less time on his 'tasks' if he knew how you feel?
    Take care, family and friends are almost home, then you can have a coffee and set the world to rights with them!

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    1. Proper food and a chat over coffee will definitely hit the spot. Thank you for taking the time to respond to my grumbly post.

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  7. Give in to the moment, it's hard trying to fight it straight away, choose your spot and then come out fighting, we all get the blues, and as for the use of "bugger" good release word.

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    1. Thanks, Marlene, your comment certainly helps x

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  8. I think it's great when bloggers can post about feeling down as well as the good things in life... I hope that you're starting to feel 'more you' again. Welcome back to the blogosphere!! Jx

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    1. Thanks, Jan, I do feel a bit better today for taking back control. Just need to hold on to it!

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  9. hoping things start to pick up for you. hugs. xx

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  10. Hi there - just found your blog - it's lovely! I'd be happy to finish your dog for you and post it back to you xx

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