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Hope it goes well Danny, hats off to you for rising to the challenge. Rachel is the treatment as for a human ? Thyroxine tablets? Pickles are you OK? <:)> to all.

It didn’t click until yesterday that it’s only two weeks until Christmas Day, more importantly only 16 days until I go on holiday for 10 days which is great, but gives me the dilemma of to ‘decorate’ or not to ‘decorate’. I have so much stuff, the Christmas tree is like a jigsaw puzzle, and it’s all outside in the shed. I shall be working and spend Christmas at mums, as will the younger two, so for the amount of time it will all be up it doesn’t seem worth it.
I am thinking of simple and quick, holly and maybe a few odds and ends.

I’m not sure the kids will forgive me though 😉

Still doing the 🤬 assignment, deadline is Thursday and I am still no nearer answering the question, at least I am off tomorrow.

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Morning.

Is it cold out? Looks a bit windy. Lovely sunrise.

Yes Basil's condition is treatable. But tablets every day. Not sure how difficult this will be. I think my cat sitter has ideas for when we go on holiday. He hides so they won't be able to give him tablets. There is a liquid form, but still issues with getting it to him rather than his sister... As I said, she has ideas.

The condition might explain some of his increasingly demanding behaviour, so will be interesting to see if that is ameliorated by medication. I was upset, still am a bit, but this is going to be worse for us than it is him! I don't know how bad he has it as the vet still hasn't rung. (I just spoke to the receptionist who put me out of my agony by giving me the very general gist.)

aj it sounds a bit like you are talking yourself into not decorating, so maybe just go with that? Or just put a bit of tinsel up? Or even buy a mini real tree? Or just not bother ;) I don't like to have my stuff up for much more than a week though. It's usually two. Has often gone up on Christmas Eve, albeit due to husband being in Germany. Might try to get one next Sunday if we have the energy post overnighter to France. Not done any cards. (Might make a start tomorrow.) I have bought one present - for my mother. I need to make crackers (I bought all the bits) and get things to put in them (have some.)

Is your ten day trip after Christmas, aj? Going anywhere nice?!

I have a writing meeting Christmas dinner tonight (with writing). Quite looking forward to it, although would be more fun without writing :? ?! Might go and do some work on the story that won't be ready, at lunch time.
Apart from that, to do involves work, but not that much work to do. Mermaids and physics research (separately.)
write and send cards for Europe

I hope everyone has a good day.

I think I managed to write that with only one typo!
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Cold, wet and miserable. Done the airport run. Quite exhausted now.

A couple of hours until I have to play pesky music. Time to practise.
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Funeral done - and so am I. I have a tension headache. The weather outside is frightful. I'm staying in and eating cheese on toast. Because I can.
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Hiya Folks

Spot on there Danny, the pet plan just covers the basics with regard to pet health but I've found it great for the routine visits that my Snowy has made to the surgery except the time when he was proper poorly and went off his food and that treatment cost me £75.

Well done with the funeral music Danny.
Sorry to hear about Basil, Rachel.

Hiyas to aj & pickles & Jjjj &anyone I've missed

To Do
Pot up some Fittonia cuttings that I've managed to root.
Hope severe tummy pains I had last night don't return, I'm self diagnosing that it was trapped wind so as long as I can keep farting I think I should be OK, 🌬🌬🌬 phew!!! 😄🤣😂
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Morning

Hope all your aches have gone this morning John. There should be gripe water for adults (try gaviscon maybe?).

To do
Drive vehicle to garage and leave for MOT. Walk dog home across the park.
Alternatively, drive to coast, walk dog, abandon dog at home, drive vehicle to garage, stop in church and practise for Sunday's carol service. Much a better plan, because not only God knows, but most people know I need the practise.
Play for the Guild's carols
Collect van
Drive home
And collapse.

I can do this.

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Morning to doers ,

Using phone so its a bit difficult to tap . Waiting at daughter's appointment for her back treatment.
The music playing in waiting room is not the kind I would imagine for back appointments or massage :shock:


Managed to catch some urine from younger dog, had a brain wave before letting her outside, put the lead on her and put bowl underneath for her to pee into .

How is Basil today ?

Hope the MOT goes ok , Danny .

Hope your pains go John. Hi to aj and jj.
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I looked up a pet plan and think the cost still does depend on age and pre-existing conditions. So about £100 a month for the two of them. Will investigate further. But I imagine they sell it on the premis that they make more money than you save, so if there is a regular payment to be made to the vets'...?

Still not decided what treatment to go for with Basil. I had vetoed surgery, but various people have said their cats had it and it worked well... :?
Basil is the same, I guess, Pickles. He doesn't seem ill. But I think I am noticing his moods/bad behaviour more.

Well done with the pee! :)

Running v late but lots of train cancellations.
to do today
cards?
cook dinner?

I hope everyone has a good day
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Morning Everyone.

My goodness, you all sound extremely busy with lots on your plate. So sorry to hear sad medical news about your cat Rachel. Pet insurance is a nightmare. I have insured my dog, with lifetime cover for conditions, but companies always exclude pre- existing conditions (something to remember) and despite her only being four now companies have increased the premium every year so I’ve had to research and swop twice now. I spent the afternoon writing cards yesterday but to be honest, I love receiving cards with everyone’s news, but it’s hard going when it comes to doing my own. I opted for pizza for dinner last night after my marathon writing session. :roll:

Pickles, I hope that the reason you are collecting pee from your dog is not a serious one. :cry: in my experience it’s definitely easier and less dangerous collecting it from a female than a male! :)

Crikey Danny you have a busy day ahead. The walk with your dog sounds like a time you might the chance to take a deep breath and find some peace in the fresh air. Good luck with the practice.

John, you have my sympathies re the ‘w**d’. I have to use a ventilator at night and often wake up feeling rather like a balloon! Fortunately I walk the dog most morning and the gentle exercise helps to shift things along. :D It’s amazing how painful ‘w**d’ can be. Apparently certain yoga positions help with that. I know there’s lots of various meds out on the market but I really find the most effective thing for me (if it’s stuck in my top half) is Extra Strong Mints! ;)?

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Walk The dog
Chase up issues with my broadband :roll:
Ring the bank
Ring company about medical equipment malfunction (again)
Possibly finished cards
Continue with online food shop
Cook dinner (healthy one tonight - Salmon, avocado, lentils and spinach.

Have a good day everyone. ;)?
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Hiya Folks

Yes Danny I sometimes take gaviscon and it's really good, wind wasn't an issue last night so all was well, thanks Action and you have my sympathies, I'm taking inulin powder supplement and I halved my dose yesterday so I will monitor the situation.

Wifey's out today so I'm home alone.

To Do
Have another coffee
Have muesli
Feed animals
Give Wifey a lift to the café where she meets her Brother
Get my haircut
Busy myself in home and garden (if I can muster some motivation)
Drink coffee or green tea or both throughout the day
Cook a vegetable omelette with avocado for dinner
Welcome Wifey home
Cuddle
Sleep

Have a great day Besties
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Wow, everyone’s very busy today, Pickles sorry but it made me laugh thinking of you holding a bowl for the dog to pee in...very clever thinking ;)? Does he just need a routine sample doing? As for music in waiting rooms, working in a pharmacy I have to listen to a Viagra ad on a loop all day long 🎶‘come up and see me, make me smile’🎶 It ends up being white noise😉.
Rachel, yes I think you might be right, I have already thought of the small real tree option🎄 if I ever leave the house and get near some shops I shall have a look. On the 27th daughter and I are off to Prague, Berlin and Copenhagen 😁. Did you say you are going over to France just for the day?

Danny have a good day, in a weird kind of way your day sounds quite nice 🙂

Action great to see you, did you finish your wedding present sculpture?

John, hope your problem has diminished, wind can be extremely painful and nauseous, agree about the Gaviscon ?

Jjjj :\:

I have one thing to do today and one thing only 🤬

Oh and Pilates, last one tonight until after Christmas I think, I have really enjoyed it.

Have a good one all.

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Aj get that assignment finished.


Done
Dog walk
Lidl quick shop
Breakfast (porridge for me, rice, fresh fruit, veg and raw meat for the dog).

To do
Not only my existing list, but now some training this evening. Customer Conflict Training. Isn't that a sad comment on today's world, that responsible management are offering conflict training to people in customer service.

Still to write and send cards.
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Action, lovely to see you back!

Aj I would love to go to all three of those places. Berlin has been near the top of my list for a bit. I went on a school trip just before the Wall came down, then again about 15 years ago, and really want to go back. It's a very big place...!
Had one hungover day in Copenhagen, so definitely needs a revisit. And not yet been to Prague. In fact I have hardly been to any of what were the Eastern Block countries. Would like to go to Romania, and I gather Slovenia is lovely.

I'd like to start planning a holiday or two for next year, but need to sort out what to do with Basil first...

re music, the videos they have in my doctor's surgery drive me up the wall. I know them word for work almost, and I don't go that often.
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Hi Action, good to see you ;)? The reason for younger (girl) dog is that she drinks a lot lately. She has to take pills for her shakes,tends to flinch on walks. It could be trauma from when she was used as a breeding dog and locked in a cage, or she was born with it. We have only had her nearly 2 years now, she has calmed a little, but our other adopted dog died a month ago from cancer, and they were very close. Think she has more anxiety issues too. Anyway the pee sample seemed ok, according to vet,but she is sending it off anyway. She talked again about putting her under anaesthetic for her teeth, blood and well just general check through. The last time she had her claws clipped, it took three people to hold her,she was that wriggly.

Anyway, travelling. I'd love to see a few more places, Prague is lovely ,Rachel. Aj, I hope you enjoy it. I haven't been to Copenhagen. OH said to me over the phone yesterday evening, that he wants to do so much more with daughter and me. I'm sure we will.

Holland is nice :lol:

How did you get on with your shop, Danny? Did you see a 'Lidl Donkey' ?

Daughter and me were just out to get her some shoes, she has funny feet ,so it took a while. Had some lunch too. Didn't there use to be ice cream called funny feet? It was pink and bubble gum flavour I think .

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pickles wrote:
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Daughter and me were just out to get her some shoes, she has funny feet ,so it took a while. Had some lunch too. Didn't there use to be ice cream called funny feet? It was pink and bubble gum flavour I think .
Ooh, I remember them! :D I'm glad you found shoes for your daughter, Pickles ;)?

Sorry to hear about Basil, Rachel <:)> And I hope your dog is ok, Pickles <:)>
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Customer Conflict Training. Isn't that a sad comment on today's world, that responsible management are offering conflict training to people in customer service.
Funnily enough, I had a similar training session a couple of weeks ago, D! Maybe they're preparing us for Christmas? But it is a sad situation that such training is needed.

How did the assignment go, AJ? <:)>

Hallos to John and Action and all \:)/ Apologies too for absence. My to-doing is very dull at the moment - rows of days at work punctuated by days off, but I have to say I'm enjoying it.

Today is a day off, so...

To done:
Very little

To do:
More (or do I mean less?) of the same :D

I hope everyone's day is going well <:)>
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Pickles:
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Apparently, Wall's started selling them again in 2013. Can't say I've seen any. Obviously, I need to start visiting ice cream vans again! :D
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Ooh, I fancy a couple of those now . Fell asleep for a while after writing Christmas cards . Getting a sweet tooth :lol:
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pickles wrote:
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Ooh, I fancy a couple of those now . Fell asleep for a while after writing Christmas cards . Getting a sweet tooth :lol:
:lol: ;)? <:)>
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Done

Me. I was given a bottle of red wine for playing for the carols this afternoon. Not sure what to do with it. I might just put it in my garage (tomorrow now. It's cold and dark out there).
And then done conflict management training. Was it useful? Maybe. Did we learn anything? Only that the trainer thought we were the best FOH team she'd ever worked with - but I bet she says that to every team.

To do
The Aga
Watch The Apprentice on catch up
Bed

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Morning.

Day off. No really truly, DAY OFF. Did I shout that? I've been consumed by activities - all of which have been important for other people, so entails fierce concentration from me. Today is blank. A gentle stroll to scribble rude things in a box (if I don't go over the lines, it counts as a vote apparently). I'm wondering how small - but legible - I can write "you're my favourite." And then bus in to town for last minute shopping. Bus home to collect the van from it's sleepover in the garage (MOT), and I'm finished.

John I might treat myself to a wetherspoon coffee break - or even lunch. I feel quite grown up, going into a pub on my own (actually, I just feel brave, which is nonsense. Why shouldn't I go into places to eat, on my own).

Jjj it's that time of year when work picks up. I'm surprised you mention student employees. Around here, supermarkets have stopped employing students. I'm glad you're still enjoying it. I like working in customer service, but sometimes the customers bring their back story with them and then it's not so much fun.

Rachel I hope you've managed to talk to the vet. Getting pills down cats is a scream of a Christmas present for you.

Action nice to see you again.

AJ - take time off that assignment to vote - then tie yourself to the desk until it's finished.

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