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Posted: 17/01/2013 at 13:26

Hi Bjay, that's why I decided to do more shopping than had planned yesterday. I just didnt want to go out again today as knew cleaning was overdue! BTW nearly there!

Never shop around here on a Friday, ever, 'coz it's murder, unlike opposite who go every week 2pm on the dot! That's why will normally shop on a Saturday- get the paper too. Only one we do get & yes can read on line, but the crossword not easy to do that way!Plus you cant then store clippings from the gardening section.

Have just turned on tv very quietly to see latest forecasts & see if I can override the digi box on something later on. Can dust etc in here at the same time. J.

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Posted: 17/01/2013 at 11:42

Hi Lottie, know what you mean about OH & driving! I always tend to drive when we go anywhere, because I learnt to drive first, but he used to do 'the chemo run' to the hospital.... I used to take half a travel tablet & make sure I kept my feet very still & looked out of the side window......

My Mum had some osteoporosis, never officially diagnosed, but looking back you can see the signs. Luckliy she never fell, nor broke anything.

Right, break time over, again.... J.

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Posted: 17/01/2013 at 11:31

That's about it Rain. I call it the 'nasty' tablet because of it's potential problems. Well if it saves me from future trouble, so be it.

Bin men been. As usual, despite me putting our bin on one side of drive it ends up partway down the road. Neigbour away, so usually hers & mine together- down the road.....

Am having an early lunch so can get other things done next- getting there, but slowly. Am saving a piece of cake for a treat when I finish. J.


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Posted: 17/01/2013 at 11:01

Ha, postie just been, rang doorbell with parcel for daughter. So when she moans about being woken up.... J.


Has anyone got any snow yet?

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 10:54

Oh heck Rain. We were warmer this morning than bedtime last night. Lowest so far has been -4.8C.

It's trying to snow out there now- WManchester- & actually just above freezing, which makes sense.

Take care peeps. J.

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Posted: 17/01/2013 at 10:51

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 10:36

West of central Manchester- it is 0C out there now & just trying to snow!

It was well below freezing again this morning, but warmer than at bedtime last night!

Have just topped up birdfeeders, given them fresh water & am staying inside! J.

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Posted: 17/01/2013 at 10:31

Ah Geoff also been 'doing a Kit'

Need to get going on what had planned to do today, but decided to refill birdfeeders & attack the compost bin first. Might now be warmer than first thing, but still 0C & it's trying to snow!! Also managed to unstick the lid of big coldframe which was frozen down! Dont need it open of course but that's not the point.

Right need to get busy to keep warm. J.

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Posted: 17/01/2013 at 08:12

Hi Pam, tablet is presumably for rest of life! It's because bones are showing the early stages of thinning- osteoperosis- joy!

Had a bone scan as routine because of other tablets taking & the type of chemo had had/having.   Drs decided that must've already been showing signs of early problems before I started treatment. Hence the tablet, which you take weekly & for which you must remain vertical (!) if not fully awake in my case.

You take it weekly with a lot of water, all plain, to wash it quickly down to the stomach, as one of it's side effects is erosion of walls of oesophagus. No food nor drink until at least 30mins, so who absently took a chewable vitamin c tablet earlier? Which reminds me, need to get rest of meds otherwise will forget to take those J.

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Posted: 17/01/2013 at 07:36

Morning from me too.

'B' boiler better than an alarm clock, which wasnt set! Taken 'nasty' tablet & assembled breakfast to pop into microwave when timer goes off.

Glyn- glad you did journey ok. I like the 'managed' M/way system on M5/6 at Brum. The traffic still moves ok despite being sooo busy.

Not awake properly yet- HK??

OH is staying over at little house this w/end. Forecast just too rotten to risk it. It's below freezing outside now, but slightly warmer than last night as went to bed. J.


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