Autumn organisation for slatterns old and new with support/advice and mugs of tea

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HalfMumHalfBiscuit Mon 01-Oct-12 09:38:02

I thought it was time for a new Autumnal thread for all slatterns.

This thread is welcome to all who like to write lists or have loads of jobs to get done or if you need a kick up the bum for motivation. Also good for support with relationships, random advice on moths and birthday cakes!

We welcome new slatterns, post your lists here.

Back in a sec with my list.

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Mon 01-Oct-12 09:43:59

My list

Today
Plan something for dinner!
Pick up DS from Beavers

The rest
Wash and dry DS's swimming stuff
Pick up dry cleaning
Get new tyres on car
Money for swimming for DS
Present for friend in NZ
Birthday cards x2
Stuff to charity shop
Check kids bank accounts
Check life insurance policies
Plan DD's birthday party - send invites.
Drink more water /Vitamins etc.

TheArtisticSlattern Mon 01-Oct-12 11:27:25

Can I join?

I don't have time for a list right now but I have plenty to do!

I tried Flylady in the past but I think maybe I fit more in with the "slattern" category wink

I am trying to juggle being a mum to 2 DC, attempting to be an artist and keep a house from descending into chaos. A bit hard not to drop some of the balls! grin

Off to pick up DD from nursery in a mo!

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Mon 01-Oct-12 13:41:42

Welcome TheArtisticSlattern, good name.

This thread was started yonks back by someone also trying to juggle being a mum and getting over PND. She pops by occasionally smile

We are less 'hardcore' than fly lady.

I have 2xDC, work full time and have got hideous period pain today sad.

The others will be by in a bit. They are probably also juggling grin

Today
Plan something for dinner! done
Pick up DS from Beavers

The rest
Wash and dry DS's swimming stuff
Pick up dry cleaning
Get new tyres on car
Money for swimming for DS
Present for friend in NZ
Birthday cards x2
Stuff to charity shop
Check kids bank accounts
Check life insurance policies
Plan DD's birthday party - send invites.
Drink more water /Vitamins etc.

issimma Mon 01-Oct-12 14:30:56

Oh I love a good list and am a slattern grin.
Have 20mo dd, am 31 weeks pg and am an obsessive declutterer!

ByTheWay1 Mon 01-Oct-12 14:36:10

I do lists all the time....... never actually finished one though..... am a complete slattern....

I have 2 girls 10 and 11, a part time job as a mid-day in school and find many many, many excuses not to do anything much....... I ALWAYS need a kick up the bum for motivation!! always......

have I found a "home"........

TheArtisticSlattern Mon 01-Oct-12 14:51:28

Hi all, just going to have a brew before the school run.
I feel like I haven't done much today but seem to have been busy confused

I suppose I have been spending a good half hour or so trying to get DD to potty train (still no success) hmm and was out for an hour or 2 this morning.

<eyes up all the dirty cups in kitchen> shock

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Mon 01-Oct-12 16:05:21

Welcome issimma and ByTheWay1 - list away!

TheArtistic - being busy yet not achieving much is a common theme in these parts. DD (age 3) has recently potty trained so I feel your pain.

Am hoping the other slatterns turn up in a bit too.

FreakoidOrganisoid Mon 01-Oct-12 16:35:32

I'm here!
Have achieved nothing today other than getting kids to school, going to work and picking kids up from school.

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Mon 01-Oct-12 18:33:41

Hurrah Freakoid, glad you made it onto the new thread. Your daily achievement seems pretty decent to me.

Have just bunged in a bought sheperds pie and will be having tea in a mo.

Today
Plan something for dinner! done
Work done
Pick up DS from Beavers DH
Pick up DD from CM DONE
DInner in oven done
Clear up after dinner
Bath DC's
Check twitter account. Something wierd going on.
Laudry in dryer done

The rest
Wash and dry DS's swimming stuff
Pick up dry cleaning
Get new tyres on car
Money for swimming for DS
Present for friend in NZ
Birthday cards x2
Stuff to charity shop - including gray boots that are knocking about in the way
Check kids bank accounts
Check life insurance policies
Plan DD's birthday party - send invites.
Lunch with friend Thurs - don't forget
Drink more water /Vitamins etc.

Lifeisontheup Mon 01-Oct-12 18:49:46

Can I join?smile
I am a slattern and I have no excuse apart from sheer laziness and too much MN. I don't even have small people, just a DH and one 16 year old left at home during term time.
Today's list:
Tidy and clean kitchen (was at work all yesterday) - partly done
Make bed-done
Wash towels-done
Do four other loads of washing- done
collect dogs pills from vet-done
Sort out wireless booster for MNing in bedroom -done
Get hair-cut-done
Sort out OU stuff for course starting on Saturday- partly done
Get claim forms from pet insurance-done.

Still got to cook supper and empty dishwasher
Sort out last load of washing when it's dry.

Tomorrow:
Mop kitchen floor,
Make beds
Hoover through
Take DS to dentist
Have a nap in preparation for a night shift.

On nights for the rest of the week so will have to write off getting much done then.

FreakoidOrganisoid Mon 01-Oct-12 19:02:24

Why thank you hmhb. Have also now done the 30 day shred (just one day of it!), fed the children a random assortment of leftovers, read to ds, listened to dd read, measured the dc and emailed my aunt with the measurements and started running their bath. Next stop get them to bed and tidy up the kitchen.

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Mon 01-Oct-12 19:11:15

So in fact Freakoid you have done tonnes. Have a cuppa.

Nice to see you Lifeisontheup, good list.

TheArtisticSlattern Mon 01-Oct-12 21:03:35

<Bounces into thread>

Hello all <waves>

I am like this-----> grin

I have just sold my first painting! grin

I always used to do drawing as a hobby but this year I had a go at acrylics and joined an art group.
It's a bit hard trying to fit everything in but I think I will need to try! smile

Minimammoth Mon 01-Oct-12 22:50:42

Well done Artistic. I paint too and it's always a buzz if when you sell one.
Hello all new slatterns brew <hands round hobnobs>.
Mad here today as painter turned up 1hr late to start painting conservatory, steam coming out of DHs ears as he hates it when people are late. But had failed to tell me this was happening at all. Water off all day. Then solar panel bloke coming to fill forms etc also not passed on to me. Electric off tomorrow.
Will list .......eventually.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Mon 01-Oct-12 23:03:26

Hello hello - well done on the new thread HMHB, you can tick that job off your list grin

Welcome New Slatterns!

Today hasn't been vastly successful. I've been to the gym and had my flu jab and done school runs - they take up so much bloody time, it is a nightmare. Preschool was a 4 minute trot up the road, 4 minutes back again. Ho hum.

I need to fold laundry so that DS1 has trousers for the morning and then go to bed.

TUESDAY
School runs
1 load of washing
Make dinner in advance
Vacuuming
Online banking
Tell school about hospital appt. for DS1 on Wednesday (eye check up, nothing serious)

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Tue 02-Oct-12 09:02:25

popping in to say hi - back later....

issimma Tue 02-Oct-12 09:49:17

Thanks for the welcome - I love reading your lists as it gives me ideas for what to do [saddo]. My list is pretty dull, but I am about a zillion times more likely to work through it if I post it here.

But first, hot chocolate and second breakfast time grin

I have
dropped DD at nursery
done one DW load
done two wash loads
ordered carrycot for DC2
done internet banking and household spreadsheet (trying to do daily as we're on a strict budget)
put recycling out

To do
Dry 2nd wash load
Collect DD at lunchtime
Collect parcel in town
Clean oven
Put stuff on ebay
see what's for dinner and go to supermarket if necessary (I really need meal plan ideas any ideas?)
clean bathroom
clean kitchen tops and floor
register a guarantee
phone a man about a shed
make a reservation for anniversary meal, awww
collect a prescription
order newborn insert for baby sling
sort self out - shower, etc
another DW load

TheArtisticSlattern Tue 02-Oct-12 10:24:35

Morning all, Nice to find someone who shares an interest Mini smile. It does feel good when you sell one, makes it all feel worth it, although I do it for --me time-- enjoyment too. grin

So far today I have done:
breakfast
get dressed
get DC up and ready for school/nursery
done school run
done some food shopping

To do:
post a birthday card
pick up DD from nursery
lunch
wash up/dry up
clothes washing
put away dry washing
school run
more washing up
cook dinner
chill (wishful thinking)

<Waves to everyone>

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Tue 02-Oct-12 11:23:20

Hi Ali, I am hoping JKS turns up in a bit too since you've both been womanfully keeping the last thread going.

Issima - Sometimes other peoples lists are good reminders / inspiration for what we should be doing grin.

Today
Vitamins done
DD to nursery done
Pick up DD and DS from school
Dinner
Laundry

List
Wash and dry DS's swimming stuff -eeek swimming tomorrow
Pick up dry cleaning
Get new tyres on car
Money for swimming for DS
Present for friend in NZ
Birthday cards x2
Stuff to charity shop - still in back of car, chuck in boots
Check kids bank accounts
Check life insurance policies
Plan DD's birthday party - send invites.
Drink more water /Vitamins etc.

TheArtisticSlattern Tue 02-Oct-12 12:28:09

List update

To do:
post a birthday card done
pick up DD from nursery done
lunch doing now
wash up/dry up
clothes washing
put away dry washing
school run
more washing up
cook dinner
chill (wishful thinking)

FreshWest Tue 02-Oct-12 13:13:18

issima As you're a fan of spreadsheets, I'll share our meal planning method.
We have a spreadsheet which lists approx 30 meals which we like to eat. It also uses the columns to list ingredients needed for each dish, including any herbs etc.
Then every Sunday evening it's DH job to pick seven meals for the coming week (his job cos he's a lot fussier than me smile ). I make the shopping list using the spreadsheet and decide which day we will eat which meal. Go shopping on a Monday and jobs done!
No blind panic every morning as to what to have for tea and what needs to be defrosted! Makes for a much less stressful life.

FreakoidOrganisoid Tue 02-Oct-12 13:33:44

Yep ali you and jks deserve a medal for being a two man band while the rest of us slacked off!

I've stripped my bed, been to work and had lunch. Second load of washing in machine, first out on line. Have made couple of phonecalls but not really got anywhere.

Still to do
Shred
Learning diaries
Wait for Nicholas in the lemon van to deliver grin
Hang out second load of washing
Bring in washing fold put away iron etc
Remake my bed
Pick up dc
Look for dds library book
Cook dinner
Wash up
Hoover
Bath and bed dc

Sigh.
Have work doom, divorce doom and coursewrok doom hanging over me. Making it hard to start on anything.

issimma Tue 02-Oct-12 13:36:12

thanks fresh that's been on my 'sort it out' list in my head for a while. Will get busy with Excel later grin.

Lifeisontheup Tue 02-Oct-12 13:40:24

So far today I've-

Taken DS to dentist and then to school
Made beds
Mopped kitchen floor
Hoovered
Sorted out wireless booster thingy so I can get internet access in bedroom and dining room
Bought DS a new pair of trousers

Still got to
Have nap
Sort out my uniform for tonight including cleaning boots
Make some notes for OU course
Go and collect new wireless access thingy from shop.

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