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QueenoftheBayou Tue 16-Jul-19 16:14:24

So I'm feeling crazy proud right now as I've just successfully reached the perfect hair colour - black to Targaryen blonde in 10 days and I didn't completely fuck up my hair! Small achievement and I'm sure no one cares about my hair but what little things have you achieved recently that made you do a tiny fist pump?

QueenoftheBayou Thu 18-Jul-19 17:31:02

Was hoping to start a positive post!

Veryveryouting Thu 18-Jul-19 17:41:00

Nice thread OP. Mine is finding the courage to make "mum friends". I used to suffer with awful social anxiety (still do depending on situation) but I'm like a completely different person now!

plantsplantsplants Thu 18-Jul-19 17:46:12

Struggling with my mental health a bit today and was going to do an easy tea but had been looking forward to trying a new recipe. Pushed myself this afternoon and currently have BBQ pulled mushrooms and homemade sesame burger buns in the oven. Hope they're good!!

Geekster1963 Thu 18-Jul-19 19:12:37

Been for a run this afternoon after really not wanting too. I only did three and a half miles and it was hard, but I feel so much better for it.

mogloveseggs Thu 18-Jul-19 19:14:33

Did a tip run!

crosser62 Thu 18-Jul-19 19:16:39

3 loads of washing done, dried and put away... my washing basket is empty.... lalalalaaaaaa!

bloodywhitecat Thu 18-Jul-19 19:19:31

I have become a foster parent, a lifelong ambition after being fostered myself (and not having a great experience) as my mum has/had serious mental health problems.

BarbarAnna Thu 18-Jul-19 19:20:18

I have got over myself and my architectural planting phase and created a lovely cottage garden and managed not to kill it! It is a glorious mix of bright clashing colours and I love it!

sunnyshowers Thu 18-Jul-19 19:23:58

My kids ate and liked a brown wrap with mayo chicken cheese lettuce and peppers!! I took a photo. They eat meat and veg dinners...wraps peppers mayo lettuce all new (well new to their stomach...till now its bughhhh and spit...they're 10) i m so happy...

feathermucker Thu 18-Jul-19 19:25:38

Had a difficult conversation.

mbosnz Thu 18-Jul-19 19:26:42

I have become a foster parent, a lifelong ambition after being fostered myself (and not having a great experience) as my mum has/had serious mental health problems

That's not a small achievement, that's a bloody huge achievement. Tumeke! (Awesome).

Nextphonewontbesamsung Thu 18-Jul-19 19:31:08

I've been doing the no S diet for a month or two and faithfully going to an exercise class.

Easily did the zip up on my skirt today, it has been a bit of a struggle for a while. Reckon I might have lost about 4lb, but I don't weigh.

BobTheFishermansWife Thu 18-Jul-19 19:42:51

Great idea op!!
Some awesome accomplishments here. Mine is that I managed to have a shower and put makeup on for 2 days in a row (yesterday and today) the first time since I had my little one arrived last Tuesday.
It made me feel so human and combined with going out for the first time on my own today, I did a happy dance 😊

BarbarAnna Thu 18-Jul-19 19:44:49

@BobTheFishermansWife Well done! I have been poorly since Tuesday and badly need a shower. Still feel wobbly but going to go for it!

TinyMystery Thu 18-Jul-19 19:49:47

I managed to get DS bathed and ready for bed in less than 15 minutes despite the fact he is grumpy, teething and going through a very trying phase of crawling off and screaming blue murder if prevented from doing exactly what he wants. I also didn’t think about selling him once, which is quite frankly a miracle.

Thestral Thu 18-Jul-19 19:51:53

I soloed bedtime with 3 under 5.

Props to any other parents doing the grind day after day! Heroes, the lot of us. grin

ineedaknittedhat Thu 18-Jul-19 19:52:37

I'm just getting into being a pet carer and today I taught one of my charges - a funny cockapoo (a youngster) - to drop her ball so I could tap it with my foot so she could chase it. I'm a cat person, know bugger all about dogs and used to be scared of them. I was amazed when she did as I told her and we can play a game together now.

Candyfloff Thu 18-Jul-19 20:00:47

This past month I have gone from;

- My house falling through, as well as my arrangement to stay temporarily with absolute cunts family members. Leaving me and DC homeless.
- Living out of hotels for 3 weeks, whilst entertaining DC and house hunting.

- Finding the perfect house (to rent) which was available for an immediate move.
- Moving in and starting from scratch (all my furniture is in a storage unit 500 miles away)
- Finally managing to get my furniture to the new house.
- Happily ever after. Now searching for a new home to buy but am in absolutely no rush.

Might I add I done this all by myself! Poor DC spent a lot of time in the car whilst I was driving about estate agents and sorting the furniture bits I could get immediately (we had many a day out in Ikea) but we did it.
I'm exhausted. brew

TrueFriendsStabYouInTheFront Thu 18-Jul-19 20:12:29

I cycle to work and on the way back there is an absolutely beastly, steep hill where most cyclists get off and walk. I've been forcing myself to stay on my bike (even if I'm only in gear 2 haha!) and cycle up it. Really chuffed with myself as I'm not a slim girl!!

Slowly getting my very nervous baby guinea pigs to come around. They will sometimes take food from my hand now after lots of encouragement.

Candyfloff Thu 18-Jul-19 20:16:49

Oh, that wasn't a small achievement really.


I nominate myself for putting together Ikea flat packs alone, with the most basic of tools.
They haven't fallen down. Yet.

Moodycoo Thu 18-Jul-19 20:20:31

I'm terrified of the dentist and a chunk fell off one of my back teeth the night before last. So I plucked up the courage to go see one, first time in 25 years so I was dreading it. Turns out other than that one tooth my teeth are in perfect condition. Survived a root canal and large filling too. New leaf turned and I'm not going to play dental roulette again!

Frouby Thu 18-Jul-19 20:24:55

I am a fat, overweight 41 year old. I hated PE at school. Always had horses and the ponies for the dcs. Haven't rode properly for 20 years.

This month I have been kayaking 5 times I think. And ridden mine and dds BabyPony. We have broken BabyPony in between us, me doing the groundwork and dd the ridden work. But last week I clambered aboard and had a ride around the sand school.

Ds has started kayaking at local watersports club. Was as cheap to do a family membership as 2 junior ones. So a few weeks ago one of the instructors did a few sessions for parents of kayakers. I loved it. Had a few instructed sessions and then went out solo.

Am very proud of myself for pushing it physically and mentally.

isitwhatitis Thu 18-Jul-19 20:25:42

We need photos of the baby guinea pigs or it's not an achievement!! grin

TrueFriendsStabYouInTheFront Thu 18-Jul-19 20:28:59

As requested grin

TrueFriendsStabYouInTheFront Thu 18-Jul-19 20:29:48

His brother

TrueFriendsStabYouInTheFront Thu 18-Jul-19 20:31:03

Ps they're hairless "skinny" pigs and bloody beautiful!!

freshasthebrightbluesky Thu 18-Jul-19 20:34:15

Put some work into a local, very small, week long exhibition that is running from Monday just gone to Sunday coming. Managed to sell a copy of one of the pieces (that makes me sound very up my own arse but I'm trying to be vague!)

OneOfOurOwn Thu 18-Jul-19 20:34:22

Learned to dive into the pool on holiday. Not well but I can do it.

Spanglyprincess1 Thu 18-Jul-19 20:34:22

I manage a pm nap with baby. Harahh and I feel human again

freshasthebrightbluesky Thu 18-Jul-19 20:36:20

I have also paid off my credit card, overdraft and a small loan. Almost 10K debt wiped out. We only have another 15K still to go...

Shazzanat Thu 18-Jul-19 20:40:27

My DD is 3 and has learnt to stand and take a few steps cruising. She has complex medical needs and it has taken a lot of hard work to get to this point :D. We don't take anything for granted anymore!

moonpiggle Thu 18-Jul-19 20:42:18

Completed and passed my 1st year at uni after having to drop out last year due to anxiety! So proud of myself 😊

namechangeninjaevervigilant Thu 18-Jul-19 20:58:56

I make great poached eggs.

missbatmeg Thu 18-Jul-19 22:37:33

I fit into my smaller jeans again after giving birth almost 4 weeks ago 😊

Moosiclover Thu 18-Jul-19 22:45:33

I have meal planned and food shopped every Monday since last October. I HATE food shopping, so before then it was completely haphazard and cost a fortune. Now I’m in and out the supermarket in just over half an hour with food for the entire week and probably halved the cost.

BathshebaKnickerStickers Thu 18-Jul-19 22:51:33

I learned how to swim at 47. In 18 months I went from completely unable to swim to raising £500 for cancer research by swimming 2.5k (100 lengths of a 25m pool) on March 31st this year.

I still go to my swimming lesson every week

73kittycat73 Fri 19-Jul-19 01:11:02

Aww TrueFriendsStabYouInTheFront, that guinea pig is so cute! I've never seen a baby one before. Thanks for posting. grin

QueenoftheBayou Fri 19-Jul-19 03:27:04

These are all awesome! smile

QueenoftheBayou Fri 19-Jul-19 03:29:40

@TrueFriendsStabYouInTheFront so cute! I recently discovered my love of guinea pigs on a trip to a farm, they had me laughing instantly! Straight away I wanted to get some but DP said we have enough pets...sad

bloodywhitecat Fri 19-Jul-19 08:28:55

@mbosnz Thank you smile

@BathshebaKnickerStickers That is an amazing achievement, well done!

growlingbear Fri 19-Jul-19 08:34:09

@TrueFriendsStabYouInTheFront - Soooo cute!

growlingbear Fri 19-Jul-19 08:34:54

@QueenoftheBayou There is always room for a pair of guinea pigs! They make the best pets.

thecatsthecats Fri 19-Jul-19 08:38:48

I did a 10k run on Wednesday.

I've never done one in my life, and have only done short sprinting in my fitness training over the last 18m (have lost 4.5 stone). Have a bad ankle, so always avoid exercise that risks turning it.

But started jogging three weeks ago. Realised I could go for longer/faster than expected. Did a 5k, then decided to make the leap to 10.

Bloody chuffed to have managed it first go!

QueenoftheBayou Fri 19-Jul-19 11:25:29

@thecatsthecats that's amazing!

BillywigSting Fri 19-Jul-19 11:32:02

Fiver year old ds had minor surgery yesterday and needed a general anesthetic.

I went with him to theatre while he was put to sleep and managed to keep it together (and not let him be as shit scared as I was).

Have also managed to get horrible stingy eye drops (was eye surgery) into his sore eye four times so far despite lots of (very understandable) fear and tears on his part and a metric fuckton of guilt on mine.

Only another 80 doses to go sad

Sunflower1987 Fri 19-Jul-19 13:55:03

Earlier this week, while my DD did a settling in session at primary school I went for lunch alone in a cafe. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do but never quite had the confidence. I picked a book from the library, browsed Mumsnet and even went back to the counter to order cake. It was bliss!! I can’t wait for her first day of school to do it again!

TinyMystery Fri 19-Jul-19 19:24:06

Managed to swim 2km today for the first time in weeks. I kept getting a migraine from the sun reflecting off the water in the outdoor pool and having to cut my sessions short. It was raining today so no excuses!

AndMiffyWentToSleep Fri 19-Jul-19 21:53:16

I cleared the stairs!
(Admittedly piles if cr*p have just moved elsewhere but I don’t care because The Stairs Are Clear!)

PerfectPeony2 Fri 19-Jul-19 21:56:55

I ran 5k. I’ve never even been able to run down the road without being out of breath so it felt amazing. I didn’t even stop. smile The fact I did this after having DD (a year ago but still!) made me feel like supermum. Hopefully I’ll set a good example for her!

PerfectPeony2 Fri 19-Jul-19 21:59:20

My DD is 3 and has learnt to stand and take a few steps cruising. She has complex medical needs and it has taken a lot of hard work to get to this point :D. We don't take anything for granted anymore!

Ahh amazing! Love this.

Zoidbergonthehalfshell Fri 19-Jul-19 23:00:31

One of the juvenile Pipistrelle bats I rescued (I'm registered with the BCT) last week has gone from being almost impossible to get food into - I was having to mix mealworm insides with tiny quantities of puppy milk - to sitting in her feeding bowl while I put whole mealworms in with her. And the other one, who's only been here a couple of days, took 5 from me this evening.

Mummoomoocow Fri 19-Jul-19 23:13:50

I made (an easy quick) dinner with an extremely clingy toddler running into the kitchen two seconds after being placed in front of the iPad


MosquitoInAJamJar Sat 20-Jul-19 02:07:04

Had a difficult conversation about a situation involving my feelings with my DH. I'm keen to get better about talking about my emotions, I find it really hard. DH calls me his little clamshell smile

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