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Frugal Friends, planning, saving and considerate spending through July and August

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Wolfcubisthefemalenominal Sun 07-Jul-19 16:25:35

New Fred frugal friends

Lovemaltesers Tue 09-Jul-19 19:25:33

My DD had her year 3 sex Ed lesson this week. I keep getting little comments from her at random times about what she learnt smile

SnugglySnerd Tue 09-Jul-19 19:50:49

Laputa have I missed a name change?!

LivingInLaputa Tue 09-Jul-19 19:56:01

Yes snuggly grin I have a feeling the home ed has given it away though grin

LivingInLaputa Tue 09-Jul-19 19:56:57

Well, that and the fact I still refer to the kids as Caglets. Oops.

Girliefriendlikescake Tue 09-Jul-19 20:03:12

So exciting day here as put a deposit on this little chap!! He's only 4 weeks so not ready yet, if all goes to plan should get him just after we get back from our holiday about the 5th of August. Haven't told dd yet, want to try and keep it a surprise and tell her the first wend of the holidays...

Mum has kindly paid the deposit.

LivingInLaputa Tue 09-Jul-19 20:11:15

OMG so cute 😍 breed?

Girliefriendlikescake Tue 09-Jul-19 20:17:30

Breed would be mutt lap 😁 he's a yorkie/Jack Russell mix.

Wolfcubisthefemalenominal Tue 09-Jul-19 20:21:48

Warning Triggering

So h tried to top himself (very serious attempt requiring surgery to repair damage) and is in residential psychiatric care - how did I find out you may ask. Two missed calls from social services and I asked him why they might be calling. It all came out then. He’s been lying about where he is and what’s wrong with him. Even got the senior staff nurse to lie to me when she rang to say he was in with chest pains a few weeks ago and couldn’t see ds

Every time things start to luck up for us and start to get better he finds a way to fuck it up. I know I sound unsympathetic right now but my concerns are for ds’s welfare

Wolfcubisthefemalenominal Tue 09-Jul-19 20:24:01

Girlie he’s so cute ❤️
Laputa the Caglets sound amazing
Em definitely a need for film and gf to get the puppy to puppy classes I think

LivingInLaputa Tue 09-Jul-19 20:29:46

Oh shit wolf sad is DS aware?
I had thought mental health was a main factor in the split, I possibly misunderstood there though, is this a first time thing?
Take some time to process things. Xx

lifelongfrugaleer Tue 09-Jul-19 20:43:55

Fucking hell wolf. Massive hugs for you. That is so selfish of him and you have a good right to be angry. Yy to focus on DS.
Pm if you want to chat off line.

lifelongfrugaleer Tue 09-Jul-19 20:46:43

Pleased the little laputas did you proud lap.
Em not long now.

Girlie OMG sssooooooo cute.

£25 on gym, lunch for work but can be claimed

Lovemaltesers Tue 09-Jul-19 21:22:56

Oh wolf that is crap. Truly. flowers

Rightwayup Tue 09-Jul-19 21:29:12

Wolf so sorry what a shock. Not sure what to advise. Can you access any help through work?

Unescorted Tue 09-Jul-19 21:31:44

hmmm my post escaped into the ether. The digested read is

Wolf that sucks... on so many levels.

Lap - caglets = laplets & just as cute
Girie - soooooooooooooooo cute.

Thanks for the meal ideas on the previous thread.

CurvyInAllTheWrongPlaces Tue 09-Jul-19 23:48:47

Oh Wolf, that is truly crap flowers

Em, the end is in sight.
I hope fil sees sense soon about the puppy.

Laputa, you must be so proud of your DCs!

Girlie, aww so cute.

I had a really good morning at work, we took some children to a local art session, it was really good.
In the afternoon I had to help restrain a child as they were very distressed. I remembered my training and did everything by the book, the parent was there too and I had their full support, but I hoped I would never have to use it.
I had to go and have a little bit of a cry after, I never expected that, I guess it was just all the emotions involved.

Wolfcubisthefemalenominal Wed 10-Jul-19 05:38:57

Ah Curvy that sounds incredibly hard but you were doing it right and with good reason, I’m not surprised you needed to have a bit of a cry flowers

Thanks for the support guys. Will hopefully it manage to speak to social services today and see what the implications for contact are.

SnugglySnerd Wed 10-Jul-19 07:29:59

Oh my goodness Wolf how awful. What are you going to tell ds?

Girlie he's adorable!

ChristmasSeacow Wed 10-Jul-19 07:41:11

Gosh Wolf, what a mess! Do I understand that this was a few weeks ago but you’ve only just found out? Is DH more stable now? I hope it doesn’t knock DS too much sad . Or you for that matter flowers

Needs must Curvy but I’m not surprised it’s taken it out of you.

Lap great result on the home Ed inspection.

I made a huuuuuge vat of sauce and meatballs last night. Friends (moving house) are still coming round for dinner tomorrow, I just thought I’d get ahead and then I can do that before the governors’ Meeting. It’ll be a rush but doable. What’s a nice pudding after meatballs? I’ll probably bake something.

Big work deadline today and a lot to do. Pedal to the metal 💪🏻

ememem84 Wed 10-Jul-19 08:53:44

Oh wolf that’s awful!

I’m doing ok. Slept well last night. Came into work and have a naice coffee from the shop and a pecan danish. Yay. £3.

ememem84 Wed 10-Jul-19 08:58:08

Today’s jobs. Take a waddle to furniture shop near work and ask them re delivery of new headboard for our bed. They have ordered us a new one as the one they sent was damaged. On the back. Which goes against the wall. The delivery people noticed it. Left it anyway but honestly we wouldn’t have noticed it.

I’m leaving dh to deal with Fil and the dog. His family. His crazy. I’m trusting that he will have a word and deal as necessary. He knows my feelings. Knows I think Fil and gf don’t respect him/us. So will do what they want anyway. But also knows feet need to be put down.

Taytocrisps Wed 10-Jul-19 11:07:14

Wolf so sorry to hear your update. You've had so much stress already. This is the last thing you (and DS) need!

I'm grabbing 5 minutes between packing. Heading to Dublin today because I'm staying with a relative before heading to Dublin Airport tomorrow. Still need to empty the fridge and leave the bins at the side entrance. A neighbour will leave them out for the binman on Friday. Is there anything else I'm forgetting?

maddenlightfoot Wed 10-Jul-19 13:15:24

Wolf what a shock to find out that way. Is DS aware of previous MH issues? How do you think he'll react? I'm so sorry you're still carrying this emotional load despite being separated. Take care of yourself first so you can be strong for DS thanks

£1 spent today on tomatoes so we can have salad with some veggie burgers from the freezer. We only have a small freezer and it had become jam-packed so trying to eat all the odds and ends. Yesterday we had prawn fried rice to start followed by pea and mint risotto 😂
Tesco delivery due tomorrow but haven't even started thinking of a menu plan yet.

Chocolatefrog27 Wed 10-Jul-19 13:16:28

I need this thread in my life right now!!
So skint and with summer holidays coming up I have no idea how we'll spend our time

maddenlightfoot Wed 10-Jul-19 16:19:03

Hi chocolatefrog - also wondering how to afford the holidays! I started a savings account this time last year with the intention of putting money aside for extra treats and holiday spending money but keep taking money out of it for other reasons! It's got £200 which will probably just about cover ice-creams with 3 children 🙄🍦!

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