Operation Renovation - The Christmas Countdown (part 2)

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Our new home

lucysmam Tue 01-Oct-13 20:43:03

<unpacks beauty suitcase and settles in>

lucysmam Tue 01-Oct-13 20:43:29

I missed out bag after suitcase blush

JemimaPuddle Tue 01-Oct-13 21:10:59

Place marking our new thread.

Misssss Nigeria Tue 01-Oct-13 22:01:48

Hello! Can I join in please? I was on the one last year for about two minutes but failed. I really need to sort myself out, I look like a big fat frump and giving myself a deadline is probably the only way I'll get myself out of it.
I've read through the whole previous thread and I'm v v impressed with everyone.

Today I have eaten mostly low carb food, salad for lunch instead of the usual chips! Done a Zumba class, moisturised whole body. Going for an early night now and will get up early and take time to seek out nice outfit and put on some slap. Baby steps!

vvviola Tue 01-Oct-13 22:02:04

Place marking from chicken pox land grin

84 days to go

welcome misssss

Pressed post too soon!

misssss you didn't fail - there's no exam here. You might not have done 100 days but no one did last year (including me!) and I'm sure your not a big fat frump! If you feel a bit frumpy this is the right place though!

bigkidsdidit Wed 02-Oct-13 07:30:01

Morning everyone

Potty training going on and I even got dressed when I went for a driving lesson smile probably won't leave the house today. DH has taken this week off to split the pain I clearing up poo so I'll escape for a long bath this morning. I need to get back into Callanetics, I haven't done it since last thursday. Also need to do nails today smile

ControlGeek Wed 02-Oct-13 08:11:38

Morning! Still so stupidly busy at the moment. I'm working all weekend so hopefully can have a proper catchup then as I'll be spending most of it waiting for scripts to run.

misssss lovely to see you here smile

I think there are other newcomers from the old thread too - helloooo!

Dressed supersmart today as I have a meeting with Queen B-for-B*tch at work and need to impress with my super professionalism though I think that one sentence alone may show up my lack of it blush I think for once I have remembered everything - teeth brushed, floosed, mouthwashed, whitened, hair done up in a smart 'do' with those two combs joined by stretchy beady things, makeup and earrings done - and I remembered my deodorant!!! Nail varnish refreshed, top coat applied. Used those weird gel socks from footners on my feet last night - ewwwww! Even more ewww will be in a few days when all the flesh falls off my feet envy <- boak

lucysmam Wed 02-Oct-13 09:01:27

Morning all smile (I'll not say good....tis piddling it down & I am soaked hmm )

Morning routine done, wearing my heatherish purple jumper & purple earrings. dug my new hat & gloves out ....will be getting old hat back out later on....new one is just an ornament judging from the very unprincessey soaking wet hair I'm currently sporting confused Ah well, at least it looked nice this morning

Full face of make up on too....no idea how that's fareing in the rain, dd2 pinched my handbag mirror and I forgot to reclaim it....will check myself out in a mirror in the quid shop when I nip in for a brolly in a mo.

Nails are doing well, no unsightly chips or marks this week so will leave them alone tonight & concentrate on hair/body.

Bus just in town, back later on.

Oh and....Hello Misssssss (prob too many sssss's in there blush nice to see you!

lucysmam Wed 02-Oct-13 09:25:46

Well, I shouldn't have looked in the bloody mirror! My face is fine but my god my hair looks like a bunch of straggly seaweed ffs sad Fair to say rain & princessing are non compatible!

Typical I need to go speak to the bank too or could be at home drying.out

Rummikub Wed 02-Oct-13 09:27:28

Thanks for the link, control, I couldn't find you all!

controlgeek thanks for linking on the old thread, I forgot.

vvviola Wed 02-Oct-13 10:36:07

Evening all grin

Settling down for my nightly study session after a very long day pretty much stuck at home with DC.

But it did mean:
- hit my 1.5L water target (yay!)
- moisturised exfoliated etc
- lots of hand cream to sort out the dreadful skin on my hands
- sorted out clothes for tomorrow for DD2 & myself (DD1 at home with DH again so they probably won't get dressed til 2pmhmm)
- tidied up my eyebrows a bit more
- and didn't each so much as a mouthful of chocolate grin

lucysmam Wed 02-Oct-13 12:11:34

Control link for footner thingys?....sound interesting. are they similar to what dilidali had? I'm intrigued by the skin falling off part grin

Have been home, washer is on & tidied round a bit. Had to blow dry my hair then run straighteners over it again it was that wet sad .....Have brought a brolly to pick up dd2 from nursery wink

Tonight is mini pamper night so plan to exfoliate, defuzz, moisturise etc as usual. Have a new face wash with salicylic acid (sp?) which will hopefully help unblock my pores & lead to better looking skin. Will use one of the pore strips on my nose, check for stray eyebrow hairs, neaten up toenails (fingers still looking good!) and stick some cetraben on my feet....seems to work for me plus we have two huge bottles and a half empty one that I can almost guarantee dd1 will not need until next summer (eczema seems to play up worse with heat & sweat sad ) so may as well make use rather than they get left to turn funny.

No idea what to do with the gazillion tubes of steroid lotions and potions though so they'll probably go to waste sad ...maybe I ought to open my own chemist supplying half used tubes confused

My in-laws are here so they cuddled baby while I went to bed for an hour. Got up and FIL had got my sleep fighting little monster to sleep! I'm feeling slightly more human. Now I'm feeding DD while MIL hoovers, I have the best in-laws

lucysmam Wed 02-Oct-13 13:43:23

They sound fab helga! Wouldn't mind an hour myself today....still feel knackered despite two early nights in a row confused

I have come to my IL's too for a couple of hours break. fil is building a little shed thing with windows on the back of the house so the small is busy helping him while I drink brew ....only trouble is, it's a "help yourself" kind of house so I have to get up to refill hmm

<makes self comfy on new thread>

I'm still suck on the sofa trying to rest my dodgy knee. Definitely no exercise for me for the time being. But I am going to have a nice long bath tonight to see if that eases it, and I might as well do some pampering while I'm there!

One bit of good news though - we regularly get photographed in work doing various activities to go into scrapbooks/ on displays etc. I've just started looking through this term's photos ready to print and realised that for the first time in many years I don't hate the way I look in the photos of me. Got to be a result! grin

83 days to go

Karbea Thu 03-Oct-13 09:09:20

Morning all, I'm back from the wedding.
I've a big spot on my cheek which is now a scab, I'd left it brewing the whole time we were away but it never got a head (hormone boil) so last night I squeezed it till it bled (nice) and now the pressures gone and it's just a big red scabby lump (nice).
This morning has been a disaster, DH fed the dog apple pie yesterday when we picked him up, so this morning I woke to diarehea all over the cream carpet in the study, so I've had the carpet cleaner out already! I quickly got dressed (blue primark leggings, white primark vest, blue white stripe j crew jumper) to do that, the electric toothbrush died half way thru cleaning my teeth! Welcome home!
So having a black tea (no milk) and then off to get the cats.
Today will be about unpacking, and need to get some food, really need to go high protein as ivf will hopefully start middle if the month again (and I'm fat!)

closetcat Thu 03-Oct-13 09:12:34

I've been a bit busy so I need to start again for October - back to the basics:

I will drink less wine to start with. Been wayoverdoing it for a few weeks and my face feels all puffy and bleugh. Time to cut back methinks.

I also need to sort my hair out - it looks like a frizzy mess but rich shampoos/conditioners make my scalp feel spotty - any tips?

So for the rest of October I commit to wearing make-up daily, dressing as if everyday is best, finding a haircare routine and drinking less wine. Sounds like a good start!

lucysmam Thu 03-Oct-13 09:55:02

Good morning smile

Just having brekky and a brew (fruit and fibre bread....quite tasty).

Karbea I have a spot right under my eye confused ...not a good look! Sounds like a stressful welcome home for you hmm I couldn't drink a brew with no milk. Apparently toothpaste is good for drying spots out if that helps? am going to try it out later on when I'm settled for the night smile

closet what are you using on your hair atm? dp picked me some shampoo and conditioner up the other day & they're very heavy. I had been using Timotei Golden Highlights shampoo and conditioner on mine, not too heavy & didn't take forever to wash out like this one does (it's Garnier something or other). Then serum, spray with heat protector, blow dry, then straighten in sections using the heat protector spray on each section. Finish off with a couple of drops of argan oil I'm using up before I try L'Oreal extraordinary oil & job's a good un!

House is a shithole today because I was out most of yesterday & didn't do much last night so will crack on with sorting that out before I go pick up the smallest from nursery.

bigkidsdidit Thu 03-Oct-13 10:43:12

morning all

I'm procrastinating hugely on mn, I think I've messed up at work and have an email about it and I'm too scared to open it blush I'm 32! but I can't bring myself to. so am on here.

wearing a nice new jumper today my mum bought me from topshop, it is green adn has little white circles with jewels all over it, they look like those white chocolate circles with hundreds and thousands you get from pick n mix grin

down another pound when I weighed in this morning!

right. must woman up now confused

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