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Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 27th February
« on: Yesterday at 09:52:28 »
Frosty all over the fields this morning, but the sun is being a bit lazy. low clouds at the moment.  First load of washing in so sat having my coffee.  I've got so used to being really idle and doing what I want that it is hard work on a Saturday for me.  All the days seem nearly the same, but I'm not complaining, it really could be far worse.

Lots of busy people today, lets hope the sun stays out for the gardeners.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday 26th February
« on: February 26, 2021, 10:16:28 AM »
Oh yes  blue sky and sunshine after the ground frost so looking good.  Long sleeves still, I think by this time last year I'd swapped everything round and up out of the way.

Day of threes today, 45th wedding anniversary and it was a day like this, DH says he never thought he would reach 30 years, his dad died at 72, although mine died at 53 (heart attack caused by all the wrong food and smoking).  DH had remembered it last week but today he had forgot, which is no big deal to me.  The anniversary card is like the Christmas cards, same ones come out every year (saves a fortune).

Won on the lottery, well a £5 in the money for life one, jackpot not won but 7 people got £10,000 every month for a year.  I don't usually play on that one but I had an odd £1.50 in my lottery account so decided to clear it. 

And finally new sewing machine arriving today, which means I shall have to say goodbye to another shortly.

So down to business, bedding in the washer next, when the cat has departed.  Morrisons has been  and gone and had to take a cat food change back, very fussy in this house, good job, I keep plenty in. :meow:

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Sewing Spaces and Furniture / Re: New Sewing Table
« on: February 25, 2021, 12:06:01 PM »
Oh  dear @Sara-S   Envy is a terrible affliction   :laughing: Looks great. Glad  the teddies have got a spot.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 25th Feb
« on: February 25, 2021, 10:01:58 AM »
Blue sky and sunshine, even kitty has disappeared now there is no wet grass or puddles to annoy him.

@Iminei I thought when I read first it was your system that was having a flush out, I think I could do with one actually. Without being too descriptive, been three times already.  I had a headache as well so left my contacts out, which was a big mistake, glasses is just not the same.  They are ancient as well, more emergency than anything.  I'm just not used to having a restricted view.  To cap it all my hair wants colouring, I'm starting to look too pasty.

What with backache, headache. bum trouble, anybody would think I was getting old.

Still the star prize is coming tomorrow, that should give me a gee up, at least I shall know how to switch it on.  Just a bit different from working on my grandma's old Singer.  Amazing really that they are still around and not consigned to the scrap heap as will computer machines eventually.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 24th
« on: February 24, 2021, 18:39:58 PM »
@Gernella and @b15erk try some guaifenesin. It comes in syrup and tablet form both over the counter. It's for mucus and chest congestion. The label reads "helps loosen phlegm and thin bronchial secretions to make coughs more productive." I get the syrup, regular strength and use the lowest dose. It works well for me when my allergies or asthma kicks up. Approved by my Cardiologist, always a good thing.  ;)


I've had the UK version when things got really bad, Robitussin.  I had it night and it killed the cough totally.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 24th
« on: February 24, 2021, 16:32:18 PM »
@Gernella , I seem to have had it since I had a chest infection last year which just wouldn't shift - in fact I'm still coughing!  I'm not poorly though, but the taste and smell thing is awful.

First I nearly set the house on fire, when I switched on a pan of carrots and got engrossed in some work - OH came in and the kitchen was full of smoke, and I couldn't smell it! :scream:

Then a few weeks ago I made OH a roast lamb dinner, with all the trimmings.  He walked in and was nearly sick with the smell of the meat.  It had been shrink wrapped from Morrisons and I froze it - as I often do.  The worst thing is - I had been tasting it during the day, and not noticed anything amiss! :scream:

Last night was awful, poor OH was nearly sick - but I hadn't smelt anything off at all. :S

I'll just have to be more careful...

That must be awful @b15erk I've lost my taste but there is nothing wrong with my smell, it's more hyperactive, in fact DH  forgot to switch the oven off one night and watching tv I could suddenly smell it through two brick walls; he couldn't smell it at all.  He can't smell it at night outside when all the wood burners are firing up.

The cough I must have had for around 3 months until I got the inhaler and that drove him nuts, in fact even now if my mouth gets a bit dry it can set me off, you can hear the tutting.  Can't do anything about it until I get the call from the surgery so he can tut away  :laughing: 

The coughing will eventually start wearing you down, I think it's mucus on your chest that your body can't get rid of naturally.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 24th
« on: February 24, 2021, 15:19:18 PM »
I have had no taste since last year @b15erk ever since I changed inhalers, although this one is not much use now. If something is sweet I can taste it but otherwise some things have a funny taste or not at all.

I'm told your taste buds (the nobbly bits at the sides of your tongue) regenerate every two weeks.


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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 24th
« on: February 24, 2021, 15:09:42 PM »
DH had to take his car into Volvo for recall item, about 30 minutes but took 20.  On the way home he stopped off at a garden centre to get a bag of something (forgot what), and came straight out, it was packed, even though the very nice café was closed.  He said it was just like a normal Wednesday afternoon when we've been, no virus around no nothing.

How the other half live.

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Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: Oh no... What have I done?!
« on: February 24, 2021, 15:04:46 PM »
Well looks like you've got yourself sorted with a decent vintage muscle sewing machine  @TomDrew   so you are on your way to being hooked. It will be interesting to see what your forte will be.

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Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: Oh no... What have I done?!
« on: February 24, 2021, 10:09:41 AM »
Well  @TomDrew an overlocker is not a sewing machine,  so you are still missing the main tool for sewing.  Although when set up I am sure it will do a wonderful job on finishing seams off, these machines usually come once you are confident using a sewing machine.  Looking at the website for it, that would frighten the pants off me.

Best idea for the missing sewing machine is contact somewhere like Sewing Machines Direct - Russell, who will give you advice on the best machine based on what you intend to make and to suit your pocket.

I'm sure you will get other replies shortly with other ideas.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 24th
« on: February 24, 2021, 09:56:18 AM »
Same here, windy, all night, although of course never heard a thing. Newbie kitty not sure of the wind and when it makes a noise, old lady is in her usual perch, curled up on the bed in the day time, and the feral is out and about.  Funny really she is sleek all summer but come cold weather she looks that tubby you would swear she was expecting. 

Nothing any different than yesterday really, treadmill, sew, eat.
 
@Efemera what I really hate is the scan where you have to drink a pint of water before you go and not go to the toilet.
Then in my case, they didn't even bother to check that I'd drunk the water.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunny Tuesday and no one awake
« on: February 23, 2021, 10:01:37 AM »
Well the pampas are getting a move on this morning but at least the sky is promising with lots of blue with only the thin clouds in the way.

All this gardening going on, even DH is not doing any yet apart from a trim here and there of unruly bushes

I need to get on the treadmill when I've had my coffee, my new towels are arriving today so need to go in the washer.  Then sewing this afternoon.  All very predictable really but there is light at the end of the tunnel, I hope.  DH says he is going back shopping at the first opportunity, I'm quite happy to let Morrisons take the strain, at least for a while. 

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday 22nd February
« on: February 22, 2021, 16:34:52 PM »
you HAVE to tumble towels otherwise cardboard here you come!

Gave it away on Freecycle around 5 years ago @Iminei  the last time I used it was 18 years ago when DH retired, I only used it when he wanted something dry in a hurry.  I don't think another addition  to electricity bill will go down too well and I'm already full up on space.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday 22nd February
« on: February 22, 2021, 10:09:40 AM »
Two thirds done @Iminei you haven't shifted since last time. :laughing:

Anyway gloomy, raining, DH gone to fetch pheasant feed, so had to make my own coffee.  Trying to sort bank out, money out  for the local chippy, it appeared and then it disappeared, how can that happen, got to ring to sort it.  I could unsee it be if you owe money, you owe money.

Had a spend last night on M&S for new towels, particularly mine, nothing wrong with mine apart from like cardboard, so must go. Shame really, other than that nothing wrong.  I suspect it is due to the fact that they are not line dried, or rather whirly girly dried.

Another conclusion, losing weight may be a good thing, but the result is baggy necklines on tops, which means another round of making tops.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 21st February
« on: February 21, 2021, 10:05:24 AM »
Sort of a no no day, no sunshine, no wind, no bluish sky.  I was warm last night as well and I'd switched the radiator off, but I've looked in last year's journal and the duvet was still on the bed end of March, when it came cold.  It's only 8.5 tog, we use the other half of it, 4.5 as the summer quilt.  I think we've only had both on at the same time for one winter and it was like being in a straight jacket and heavy.

So nothing much to do today, so better enjoy it, others not so lucky.

Oh, has somebody done something, I'm no longer looking at tiny writing on my TSP screen. It was hard work yesterday.  It's alright having glasses to read but I like to sit straight up with my screen so it's actually around 18inches away.

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