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Today I have one aim and I'm not returning until it's done!

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Moocow Mon 17-Feb-20 08:40:33

Wish me luck grin

bikergran Mon 17-Feb-20 08:40:56


vampirequeen Mon 17-Feb-20 08:43:00

Good luck. What is your aim?

TrendyNannie6 Mon 17-Feb-20 08:52:17

I’m intrigued

M0nica Mon 17-Feb-20 08:58:05

Wish you luck? It depends on the aim.

bikergran Mon 17-Feb-20 09:03:01

Moocow you will come back and let us know(won't you)hmm we are waiting with baited breath now.grin

Bathsheba Mon 17-Feb-20 09:09:46

No good asking what her aim is, cos she ain't coming back till it's done wink. We'll all just have to kick our heels until she returns.

Our local radio station has a little game called 'impossible question', where the presenter says something like "I tried this for the first time on Sunday" and people have to guess what it was. Perhaps we could while away the time on here by guessing what Moocow's aim is?

My go first: I reckon she's going to sort her kitchen cupboards out smile Any other suggestions?

Wheniwasyourage Mon 17-Feb-20 09:19:09

I think she's going to have her first shot at driving a motorbike.

Wheniwasyourage Mon 17-Feb-20 09:20:06

Or she's finally going to face up to the person who parks a furniture van outside her door every day so that she can't see out of her windows.

QuaintIrene Mon 17-Feb-20 09:20:53

A pound says cleaning the oven.

glammanana Mon 17-Feb-20 09:27:15

QuaintIrene I would rather pay the Ovenman to do that job.
Maybe she is clearing out her smalls drawer ?

kittylester Mon 17-Feb-20 09:38:42

Telling her dil what she really thinks of her.

Bathsheba Mon 17-Feb-20 09:42:31

kitty grin. I hope, if this is her aim, that she does come back and give us a blow by blow account. Ooh, that'll make for an interesting read, hahaha! (I'll bring the popcorn wink)

Kalu Mon 17-Feb-20 09:46:46

A frozen leg of lamb could be involved😳🤭

DanniRae Mon 17-Feb-20 09:56:42

I think she is going to make a dentist appointment - she has, maybe, been putting it off for years? hmm

annsixty Mon 17-Feb-20 10:13:51

If it were me it would be clearing the ironing basket and not moving until it is empty.

annsixty Mon 17-Feb-20 10:15:14

Or shaving my legs, the hair of which could probably be plaited.

Blinko Mon 17-Feb-20 10:17:51

I've been tussling with an issue for some months now - or rather putting it off as I knew it would be fiddly. It's claiming tax back on a PPI payout we had last year. This wet and windy weekend, I got down to it and today, it's in the post!

The feeling of relief that it's done and dusted is grand. So I'm wishing Moocow every success.

Gaunt47 Mon 17-Feb-20 11:01:22

It's stopped raining so she's going out to do some much needed gardening (which is what I should be doing!)

MawB Mon 17-Feb-20 11:10:01

What is it about procrastination?

I know that things I do not really want to do (booking kennels) get put off to the last minute when I feel I have to “ask nicely” as if it is a favour (at £17.50 a night)
Or booking the car service - should have done that two weeks ago and the service schedule has been out on the desk for weeks to remind me.
Even booking a visit to the hairdresser!

I am with moocow and all the others who find it hard to take action except when they get an “urge”

Moocow Mon 17-Feb-20 11:44:33

I'm naughty as I couldn't resist a quick peek especially as I thought I'd find this in the unanswered section.

Right back to it and yes I will tell you. It's a long hard slog hence the threat to myself!

MawB Mon 17-Feb-20 12:06:24

You were my inspiration Moocow - how could you?
(Booked the car service, it will be picked up and valeted too, the least they can do for what’ will probably be an eye-watering bill)
One down though!

Jane10 Mon 17-Feb-20 12:17:21

I felt like I'd achieved miracles when I got my e visas for Canada and America. Those websites are so scary that I'd been putting it off for ages. I felt sure I must have put the wrong thing when all I got from the US one next day was 'application not recognised'. Then, just when I thought I'd have to go through the whole thing again, suddenly up popped 'Authorised'. Massive phew!

mokryna Mon 17-Feb-20 12:20:20

Cut neighbours hedge/tree while they are out shopping.

rubysong Mon 17-Feb-20 12:28:58

I was going to suggest that her drive/layby was having tarmac laid (that's what is happening here at this very moment). But it is something she has to do herself.
Maybe she is confronting a rival in love and has a gun in her handbag.
Perhaps she is having her waist length hair cut off to donate to charity and having her head shaved.

kittylester Mon 17-Feb-20 12:39:13

She may be laying the tarmac herself!

Gaunt47 Mon 17-Feb-20 13:33:18

"A long hard slog"? Climbing Ben Nevis?

SueDonim Mon 17-Feb-20 13:39:38

I think Moocow is in labour and having a baby. Her brief reappearance was the result of having had an epidural put in. grin

Bathsheba Mon 17-Feb-20 13:40:21

SueDonim gringringrin

Urmstongran Mon 17-Feb-20 14:23:01

Best laugh of the day so far SueDonim thank you!
I think Moocow is colouring her hair and she waiting for the colour to take ... 👩‍🦰👩🏼👩🏻

Urmstongran Mon 17-Feb-20 14:24:22

No it can’t be that ... it’s not physical enough.
Demolishing a garden shed?

vampirequeen Mon 17-Feb-20 14:26:26

Sorting out the loft.

Anniebach Mon 17-Feb-20 14:33:43

I am not nosey, yet I keep coming back to this thread because I want to know

Cherrytree59 Mon 17-Feb-20 14:41:52

Visit to the gym, then quick 20 lengths in the pool, followed by 5k run.

As I am doing thinking about cleaning the windows (inside), but Dennis has made such a mess of the outside.
Think might wait for window cleaner to appear.

Good luck Moocow
I'm sure it will be worth it and we will all be able to join you in a glass 🍷 or🍷🍷 celebrate.

Kalu Mon 17-Feb-20 14:51:58

Oh, well done Jane👍. A huge relief and very satisfying for you with a positive result.

I used to double check any form filling but nowadays I check things 4/5 times. Just to make extra sure😅

JoyBloggs Mon 17-Feb-20 14:54:47

Filling in online 'Power of Attorney' forms?

BBbevan Mon 17-Feb-20 15:08:07

Please tell us !,

Stansgran Mon 17-Feb-20 16:52:25

It's got to be overdue tax returns. Or blocked sewers. My two worst nightmares and I have both an accountant and my own drain rods.

POGS Mon 17-Feb-20 16:56:29

See how many GN posters she can ' reel in'.


I'm hooked confused

bikergran Mon 17-Feb-20 17:45:55

Hope the mystery is solved before I go to bed...or I will have to take laptop with me confused

Kalu Mon 17-Feb-20 18:29:55

I popped in here fully expecting everything to be done and dusted!😫

NfkDumpling Mon 17-Feb-20 18:35:48

Well, she came back for lunch. It must be a longer job than expected. I’m with VQ and sorting out the loft. The trap door has slammed shut with a box on top which she can’t move and she’s stuck up there.

Urmstongran Mon 17-Feb-20 18:46:38

That made me laugh bikergran!

Curlywhirly Mon 17-Feb-20 18:51:46

Sorting out her wardrobe; I made a start last week and it is tiring trying everything on - I was worn out!

Cherrytree59 Mon 17-Feb-20 18:58:12

Moocow are you ok lass?
You've been at for hours!
What ever it is. grin

SueDonim Mon 17-Feb-20 19:01:31

It would take a lot more than one day to sort out my loft, Vampirequeen! grin

Jane10 Mon 17-Feb-20 19:07:47

Moocow- come on. We can't get back to doing our essential tasks till we hear back from you!

Moocow Mon 17-Feb-20 19:07:49

It's done! Well mostly. Back really bad now even though I had breaks and stretches. Love the ideas and hearing some of your own achievements. I keep finding lots of excuses to avoid this task until it felt insurmountable. I've had a thorough declutter and the rooms and cupboards tackled look lovely and spacious grin. I highly recommend it!

Witzend Mon 17-Feb-20 19:08:01

Burying a body in the garden?

Nothing so prosaic as cleaning the oven, I hope!

Oopsadaisy3 Mon 17-Feb-20 19:14:49

We had a power cut for most of today and I sorted the kitchen cupboards, all I can say is she might be gone a while!
I wish I hadnt started it.

Maybe she will finish knitting a onesie?

Oopsadaisy3 Mon 17-Feb-20 19:15:29

Oh she came back
When I wasn’t watching.....

mrswoo Mon 17-Feb-20 19:20:10

Congratulations Moocow ! You must be exhausted but I bet you are feeling pretty pleased with yourself for completing your task.

And I was thinking that maybe you were writing a novel. A suspense novel - naturally. Maybe you could make that your next challenge!

Grammaretto Mon 17-Feb-20 19:26:40

Great thread but a wee bit disappointed to see it was just decluttering after all. What's your next mission Moocow?

Congratulations anyhow!! can we still have the wine wine please?

Moocow Mon 17-Feb-20 19:33:16

Some of the thoughts are really amusing!
cafe & cupcake for me I think grin
Might be boring to some but if you saw the car packed ready for the local hospice shop, the wheely bin filled before I had time to regret it (bin day tomorrow) and the final bits still to complete fully tomorrow- excuse this time I need to shred/double check not throwing out anything important.

Jane10 Mon 17-Feb-20 19:50:41

Not as exciting as I'd hoped but well done anyway. That's that done for another 20 years! Feet up ans a nice wee 🍷for you.

crazyH Mon 17-Feb-20 19:56:38

Well done Moocow.!! You kept us wondering !!

Urmstongran Mon 17-Feb-20 20:44:02

I’m having a 🍷to celebrate on your behalf!

Thanks everyone - this thread was a great laugh today. 😊

Anniebach Mon 17-Feb-20 21:06:04

Well done, very brave

BBbevan Mon 17-Feb-20 21:11:20

I thought you had gone out somewhere. But well done . Another thing to tick off the list 😁😁😁

Bathsheba Mon 17-Feb-20 21:43:07

Oh well done Moocow! I could do with some of your resolve, though I fear it would take more than a day to make even a dent in the sorting I need to do blush

Moocow Mon 17-Feb-20 22:58:25

bathesheba that is the main reason why I kept putting it off and as I did it increased so much, and had become another area making me feel really down. I have so much negativity around me that I decided I have to resist procrastinating any longer. Tomorrow I hope plan to finish what I have left over from today's efforts.

Thanks everyone for the laughs and acknowledging how brave I was - I did feel brave whenever I discovered a few big spiders grin

Thanks to some of your ideas I'm now thinking of "treating" myself to something really special to aim for, but I'll wait until the warmer months!

NfkDumpling Tue 18-Feb-20 07:30:08

Well done Moo, I’m so pleased you’re not trapped in the loft. Are you sure though, that you’ve not thrown out something important? Have the bin men been yet? grin

bikergran Tue 18-Feb-20 07:35:56

Well just shows how one little title can turn our minds into thinking was quite a fun thread smile

NannyJan53 Tue 18-Feb-20 07:55:34

Well done! There is something so satisfying in having a huge clear out and declutter. You have now inspired me.. Will have to wait until next month though smile

Moocow Tue 18-Feb-20 20:40:26

nannyjan53 I look forward to hearing of your declutter next month!

It was nice bikergran to find it wasn't in the 'unanswered' section. Helped spur me on a little.
nfkdumpling the bin collection was very late, today of all days, but I managed to resist making a dash for my sack grin