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  1. Turned off my storage heaters yesterday to "save money" and now my flat is like an ice cube. Past GBG fail. 

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    2. Avo

      Avo

      I did a similar thing here, we had the heating on a good majority of Sunday, so in a money saving frame of mind switched it off - but forgot to switch it back on so it could come on at the selected times, hence house was Baltic last night!

      #avoisatightgit 

    3. gingerbreadgirl

      gingerbreadgirl

      Haha glad I'm not the only one avo! :D 

    4. taurean

      taurean

      So glad we have gas-fired  central heating. Never did like the storage heaters at mum-in-law's flat.

  2. is it really bad that my friend has just cancelled on me and part of me is like YEYYY sofa time!! :D 

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    2. daja

      daja

      Enjoy! Sofa time sounds good.

    3. Gemma7

      Gemma7

      It would have been hilarious if you'd posted that on Facebook, and if I was said friend I'd have totally liked the post for it's sheer honesty :lol:

    4. gingerbreadgirl

      gingerbreadgirl

      Haha yeah my friend probably secretly feels the same way :D 

  3. Just hoovered the extractor fan and now it is peeing water onto the floor 😬

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    2. Gemma7

      Gemma7

      I never use extractor fans they always just seem like they make noise and that's it! 

      Never had a router so can't help you at all there! Hopefully you get it sorted :)

    3. taurean

      taurean

      Extractor fans have an on off override usually above the bathroom light switch. 

      And they only work when the light is on. 

      I would say there was some water ingress from outside trapped in the hole. There is supposed to be a 2-way flap on the outside which only opens when the fan is running, to let the air out. 

      Sounds like that flap is stuck open. 

    4. gingerbreadgirl

      gingerbreadgirl

      Thanks Roy. Yes I can turn it on it just doesn't clear the steam very well which is why I hoovered it. I don't think it's to do with the flap as it only happened after hoovering it however it seems to be stopping now which is good. 

  4. is it too early to go to bed? :D 

    1. Avo

      Avo

      No, its perfectly Ok - its dark outside after all isn't it?

    2. gingerbreadgirl

      gingerbreadgirl

      yes exactly :D and by that logic i will be going to bed at 4pm from now on, hurrah! 

  5. Has eaten far too many weetos

    1. taurean

      taurean

      Probably the words "far too many" are the issue here 😁

    2. Storm

      Storm

      I’ve corrected it for you.

      ” Has eaten many weetos”

    3. gingerbreadgirl
  6. Giving myself diabetes 

  7. When you find a spider in a hard to reach place and have no choice but to burn the house down and emigrate :D 

    1. Avo

      Avo

      I think certain members of my household would think that is a totally reasonable and proportionate response :a1_cheesygrin:

    2. gingerbreadgirl

      gingerbreadgirl

      Exactly it's entirely necessary! :D 

    3. Ashley

      Ashley

      Leave them fire burner, spiders are fab (apart from dangerous ones). I'm currently still plagued by tinier and even more annoying unidentified crawling things on walls near front door.

  8. Has encountered about twenty million spiders in the last three days. 

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    2. taurean

      taurean

      J has got one here in the kitchen. 

      But she has worked a reframe - it's now a pet, along with all the garden wild animals. 

      She hasn't named it yet, but it'll come 🤣

    3. Ashley

      Ashley

      Living in the country I get loads of spiders and I don't mind them at all, I usually let them roam around. But I hate tiny insects and on the wall near my door I have lots of tiny ones crawling on the inside wall around front door when hot like yesterday. Urrgghghh

    4. gingerbreadgirl

      gingerbreadgirl

      Been reading about it and basically they're out and about this time of year because they're after sex! 

  9. Taking things one step at a time. 

    1. daja

      daja

      Good 😊 

    2. lostinme

      lostinme

      Good for you gbg, you can do this, keep going :) x

  10. Having a virtual flat warming :D There will be an array of drinks, snacks and sweets available (but only virtually, sorry). 

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    2. gingerbreadgirl

      gingerbreadgirl

      Haha that sounds amazing! :D 

    3. Gemma7

      Gemma7

      I'm like one of those guests that comes early to your party before you're even ready :lol:

    4. Avo

      Avo

      I'm afraid if we all get too greedy(me especially) I will have to prorogue this party. :D

  11. Caffeinated and ready for anything! 

    1. daja

      daja

      Back on the coffee? x

    2. gingerbreadgirl
    3. daja

      daja

      Hehe. Cool 😎 enjoy!

  12. Feeling positive and hopeful. 

    1. Gemma7

      Gemma7

      I'm really glad :)

    2. daja

      daja

      Good 😊 

    3. Andrea

      Andrea

      That is the spirit gingerbreadgirl :57439eb60db27_thumbup: positive and hopeful, It is a great status :thumbup:

  13. Everything will be alright in the end.  If it's not alright, it's not the end :-) 

    1. Andrea

      Andrea

      Those are really wise words gingerbreadgirl :57439eb60db27_thumbup:

    2. taurean

      taurean

      I like these words. When we think this way, we are stepping in the right direction. 

  14. Thinking of setting up an insomnia club... Who wants to join! 

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    2. gingerbreadgirl

      gingerbreadgirl

      Sorry to hear that lost, it's horrid isn't it when you're just staring at the ceiling x 

    3. lostinme

      lostinme

      Oh yes gbg, it isn't pleasant, let's hope it by passes us both very soon :) x

    4. gingerbreadgirl

      gingerbreadgirl

      Let's hope so! We can have our first insomnia club meeting tonight at 3am hehe :D 

  15. Struggling today :( doing some refresher CBT. 

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    2. gingerbreadgirl

      gingerbreadgirl

      Thanks gemma I appreciate that :) and likewise x 

    3. lostinme

      lostinme

      Oh bless you gbg, just do your best that's all you can do :) here for you if you need it x

    4. gingerbreadgirl

      gingerbreadgirl

      Thanks lost and you as well :) you guys are brilliant so supportive  x 

  16. Feeling sort of OK and just letting that be enough for now. 

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    2. lostinme

      lostinme

      No flower sadly no better :( it's been a week now and still not upto much, just doing the must jobs x

    3. gingerbreadgirl

      gingerbreadgirl

      sorry to hear that Lost :( really hope you're back on your feet soon x

    4. lostinme

      lostinme

      Thankyou flower x

  17. Feel noticeably calmer after a week off the caffeine. Really amazing. Would really recommend trying a period off the brown stuff if you're suffering. Not sure I'll ever have it again. 

    1. lostinme

      lostinme

      That's amazing gbg, well done :cheer:x

    2. daja

      daja

      Well done GBG.

  18. Decided to kick the caffeine once and for all... Crazy to drink a substance which creates anxiety (for me). Wish me luck... 

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    2. gingerbreadgirl

      gingerbreadgirl

      Today is day four and feel noticeably calmer, less irritable and less jittery. Also massively tired though! Sticking with it so far even though I do miss that lovely cuppa Joe. 

    3. lostinme

      lostinme

      Wow your doing so well gbg, after a while it will become the norm and hopefully you won't miss cuppa Joe :) x

    4. taurean

      taurean

      If you also work through some mindful meditations you can lessen the anxiety some more. 

      When I was really anxious mindful meditation was ever so helpful. 

      There are plenty of mini meditations available, but my absolute favourites are downloadable from a CD called "mini meditations for stress-free living", 7 fabulous 10-minute guided meditations by Australian psychologist Simonette Vaja. 

      It's available from Amazon or New World Music. 

  19. Been making some good progress these last couple of weeks with my ocd. Feeling a little bit hopeful. 

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    2. Avo

      Avo

      nice to hear GBG - keep up the good work!

    3. daja

      daja

      Well done GBG 😊 

    4. lostinme

      lostinme

      That's great news gbg, keep going one day at a time x

  20. It's OK to leave things as uncertain, unresolved, unsure. It's ok to not answer whatever question your brain keeps asking. Just leave it be. 

    1. daja

      daja

      Wise words GBG.

    2. gingerbreadgirl

      gingerbreadgirl

      Thanks daja. Now if only I could follow my own advice... :D 

    3. taurean

      taurean

      Well that is in the hands of only one person. As we say here all the time, only the sufferer can do the work we helpers suggest. 

      And if the sufferer is also the helper............... 

  21. only had choc and crisps today! :D 

    1. taurean

      taurean

      I had my usual once a week on Saturday small breakfast in the cafe. 

      I sat next to the counter with all the cakes, shortcake, gingerbread and mince pies. But none passed my lips :)

      Got to get back on the diet. 

    2. gingerbreadgirl

      gingerbreadgirl

      You are a stronger person than me Roy! :) 

    3. taurean

      taurean

      I have some gorgeous new mustard-coloured trousers, but I need to slim first to get into them :)

       

  22. We survived guys! Christmas done and dusted. Hope everyone had a good one, or if it wasn't good I hope you're looking forward to better things in the new year. 

    1. taurean

      taurean

      Well done GBG and OH :clap: :cheer:

    2. lostinme

      lostinme

      That’s great news gbg :yes: hope you had a nice time :yes: and let’s hope that 2019 is a better year for us all x

    3. gingerbreadgirl

      gingerbreadgirl

      Hope you both had a good Christmas too :) x 

  23. A very merry Christmas to everyone at ocd UK and on these forums :) xx 

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    2. Emsie

      Emsie

      Merry Christmas to everyone too! I was about to post the same. May it be as OCD free as possible. Thank you for everything and for all of your support. Enjoy and lots of love. Xxx???

    3. taurean

      taurean

      A very merry Christmas and happy new year to everyone  from a cold but dry Northampton.:HappyXmas:

       

       

    4. taurean

      taurean

      I am so grateful to OCD-UK that we have these wonderful forums to support each other - especially at what can be stressful family occasions. 

      Here I am playing out the eve of Christmas with beautiful carols ? 

  24. Feel in a fairly good place after a rough year. I'm keeping working the CBT - ocd isn't getting a place at my table anymore! 

    1. lostinme

      lostinme

      That’s great gbg keep going :cheer:

      Today as been the most stressful day and a couple of years ago  I would have crumbled, but you know what I’m ok ? I’ve seen it through and the anxiety as passed so things must be looking better :yes: it would have took me weeks to turn it around and I’d have locked myself away, but I didn’t I went shopping, took the dog out etc and carried on with my day regardless x

      Glad to hear you are doing well x

    2. gingerbreadgirl

      gingerbreadgirl

      So glad to hear this lost and that you turned things around today -you should be so so proud of your progress! Xx 

  25. Stressful day at work plus central heating broken, stressed and irritable which is a gateway to ocd. Trying to tell it to do one!

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    2. gingerbreadgirl

      gingerbreadgirl

      Boiler guy came today and it's all warm now :) 

      Hope you're feeling better lost? Xx 

    3. lostinme

      lostinme

      Hi flower, that’s great I’m glad it’s all sorted :yes: I’m still not feeling great and still got a bad chest so doctor is sending me for a chest X-ray to make sure it’s clearing ok :) x

    4. gingerbreadgirl

      gingerbreadgirl

      oh i'm sorry to hear that :( fingers crossed it all gets sorted really soon x

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