It's taking me a while to get going today, late night as OH went via the clinic on his way home last night, got home just because before midnight. Nothing major going on.
So far all I've done is made sarnies & assembled packed lunches. Breakfast, OH made his own as I was busy Calmed over excited birthday girls so they could leave for school Showered My breakfast and top up for OH S&S main bathroom
DW still needs emptying so that I can clear the breakfast things and the sleeping beasts need breakfast. There's yet more laundry and I'm waiting in for a delivery. I hate having to wait in. I like to have the choice to go out and being stuck in waiting for people to turn up bugs me.
Well, I'm going to have , anyone want anything? Then I'll rouse the beasts so that I can feed them and boot them out. After that I need to get started on the birthday cake, heavy on the chocolate.
Daisy my OH is an expert at the attitude. There have been words and I even went on full strike for a couple of months once. A couple of weeks ago he actualy asked me to write a list of jobs he needs to do on Sat. morning.
And if he pulls the "I go out to work" like my OH did, point outt the fact that you facilitate him doing so by doing everything else and there's more than 1 adult living in the house. Then badger him relentlessly about his pile of toot on the kitchen work top.
Pekka some god steps there, well done.
I'm currently making ganache, it's in need of stirring, so I'm off
Adora Twilight has improved enormously since her injections last week thanks. There is no denying that she is 15 years old, which for a big dog is a "good age". She loves her new haircut though and was very puppylike today
After a dreadful night with DS (I got approximately 2.5 hours sleep and have been up since 0430) and already wanting to throttle DD I think I'll count today as a success if everyone's still breathing at bedtime. To-do list for today:
Yet more clothes washing Wash bedding Bake and ice 30 dairy-free fairy cakes for breastfeeding group tomorrow
Morning all, --keeps fingers crossed that computer will stay working-- (it has a funny five minutes every now and again)
Both DC are still asleep in bed I'm gonna leave them to lay in today as I don't need to go anywhere. --enjoys peace-- They were both awake in the night so probably need the sleep. DS was having some kind of bad dream.
<Wanders off to make coffee and get breakfast>
Will return later --unless I have more computer problems--
Hi all, Just checking in! ( Blimey you're all very early for September) I joined in very late for the August thread, went away for a week so it all went to pot, o will start again for September. Have child starting school and am also going back to work so all help/advice gratefully accepted!
I have become very "out of routine" over the summer hols so I though I might need to prepare for "back to school" and getting things done (hence starting this thread early) Hopefully it will help others too.
I agree with Joyful that the best solution is water - put some lemon or cucumber in it if you have some. Jif lemon works fine.
Fresh air also helps so open a window.
A shower also helps if you haven't already had one - keep it on the cool side.
Not that I know anything about sleep deprivation... coughs I sense that I am not alone here.
I have been overwhelmed by the urge to clearout today. It started with trying to sanitize the washing machine. Ours seems to get smelly very quickly. My dmum got me stuff from Kleeneze which seems to do the trick and I felt it was time to do it. Could I find it? Dd eventually found it in the boot of the car in amongst the mountain of horse riding gear
Anyway I have decluttered the utility room and hoovered and mopped the floor.
That led on to me tackling the study. Those who have suffered me for the last year or so will know this is my area of extreme horror. I couldn't actually get into the room without moving things
When I got going it wasn't as bad as I feared - just all badly stored. I can now walk in freely and the sofa and floor are clear. There is one pile in the corner of things for jumble or ebay. I have no idea where else to store it. Other than that it is not too bad. It needs a day or two of filing and it will be sorted.
I think that is enough for today apart from the basic dw, worktop, hoover, wm routines.
I will also have to do some ironing.
I am relaxing for now though as I have a meeting at the school at lunch time. Eeeeek!
Hi Joyful, He is 7 and has had a lot of problems at school, stemming from a hideous bullying incident, which has led to anxiety problems. He is now in a separate class from all three bullies (and their families) and seems to be off to a good start. Fingers crossed nothing brews.
He is still having problems in the playground but the school are aware and keeping an eye out.
I have sorted out the recycling, emptied and reloaded the dw, cleaned the worktops and washed out a plastic drawer unit and hoovered through downstairs (apart from the spare bedroom which needs a good declutter and tidy up). I feel I have made good progress today.
Glad to hear that DS is happy in his new class, that's fantastic news. Also good that Twilight likes his new hair cut and is feeling better.
Joyful Well done, you've achieved a lot considering your lack of sleep. Some days having the DDs still breathing at bed time is all I can hope for too. Although I am, alegedly, passed the night wakings stage. They turned 11 yesterday and DD2 set her alarm clock early to have time for pressies before school. She was then roused by a tremor around 3am, got up, woke her sister up, started getting ready and then looked at the clock. 4am. Luckily she didn't run downstairs squealing with birthday excitement and wake me up too. I slept through the tremor.
I got off to a slow start this morning, took DDs out for dinner last night and so it was yet another late night. Of course the pisco sour I had hasn't impacted my ability to leap into action at the crack of dawn, much. Anyway,
Got up, roused DDs Tea/breakfast for DDs, OH did his own again Made sarnies and packed packed lunches Ushered family out/dogs in WM on Coffee Cleared kitchen Emptied and reloaded DW Swept around dogs OH returned from school run, tea and toast for him My breakfast
Still need to,
Shower Feed and boot out the beasts More laundry, having bought larger beds for DDs I am giving their old bedding to my ironing lady to go on the bunk beds she very kindly helped me to declutter Hang washing out Re-arrange carpet fitters- they can't come tomorrow as we now have a funeral to attend in the morning. Remove bleedin' heavy Xmas gift from car and hide it in the house Plan meals Get shopping Lunch Go to Dr Collect DDs and drop friend's DCs home Dinner Start-again-reading the book I plan to gift to someone who loved it but didn't have time to read when I lent it.
Your poor DS carrots, but good that the school are on the ball. Hopefully a fresh start will do him the world of good.
Tremors Adora? Where in earth do you live? I'd realised it wasn't the UK but wow. I hope the DDs had/are having a good day at school.
I'm good at lack of sleep, I haven't had an unbroken night in over 3 years! But 2.5 hours is too little even for me. Still, the cakes are baked and iced and ready to go tomorrow morning. DH is in charge of dinner tonight and hopefully DS will have a better evening as I want to watch the Paralympic opening ceremony!