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

(991 Posts)
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.

JKSLtd Sat 01-Dec-12 21:27:28

Urgh, new bug wiping me out, again.

Today/Sunday:
- some laundry (esp sch uniform)
- more Christmas decorations up
- reindeer up outside
- empty boxes put away (in loft or spare room?)
- soft play party tonight for DS1 (have cards ready, just need to put money in) DONE
- lights switch on (Sun)
- poss steam train visit (Sun)
- sch bags ready

Ongoing:
- family tree (scanning in old certs & photos & email contact); Dug out files to start again
- buy frames to hang on the wall & hang up as many photos as poss; need some sizes; get sizes into phone for TKMaxx trip
- lose weight! (From: 66kg; Target: 54kg); Scales said 54.4 woohoo
- sort wills; nudge DH to see what he wants to do
- clear out of the top of my desk
- kids photos albums; upload onto Snapfish; order printouts; put in albums. Step 1; sort all photos on iPhoto Doing
- try and sell unwanted light? eBay + other stuff?

Christmas:
- wrap DC presents; DD DONE
- find out if younger brother might be coming; Still vague
- early Christmas with PIL prep; presents wrapped
- get some crackers
- prob not doing present for DBro in Bermuda?
- presents for DH's Aunt & Uncle; to buy Sanctuary stuff Ordered & whisky
- presents for PIL; T-shirt for FIL & cosmetics for MIL; Bought & wrapped
- presents for DPs; DDad DONE
- Nanny presents; money & DS1 choice of silly socks
- try and organise photos of DC for GPs
- decorations

JKSLtd Sun 02-Dec-12 19:44:08

Today/Sunday:
- some laundry (esp sch uniform) Done some
- more Christmas decorations up some
- reindeer up outside nope
- empty boxes put away (in loft or spare room?) Some upstairs
- lights switch on (Sun) DONE
- poss steam train visit (Sun) DONE
- sch bags ready Started

Mon:
- morning routine
- pop round corner for yoghurts
- quiet/rest day/DD nap/tidy kitchen
- sch runs, early tea & Beavers for DS1
- DC to bed, early night for me

Ongoing:
- family tree (scanning in old certs & photos & email contact); Dug out files to start again
- buy frames to hang on the wall & hang up as many photos as poss; need some sizes; get sizes into phone for TKMaxx trip
- lose weight! (From: 66kg; Target: 54kg); Scales said 54.4 woohoo
- sort wills; nudge DH to see what he wants to do
- clear out of the top of my desk
- kids photos albums; upload onto Snapfish; order printouts; put in albums. Step 1; sort all photos on iPhoto Doing
- try and sell unwanted light? eBay + other stuff?

Christmas:
- wrap DC presents; DD DONE
- find out if younger brother might be coming; Still vague
- early Christmas with PIL prep; presents wrapped
- get some crackers
- prob not doing present for DBro in Bermuda?
- presents for DH's Aunt & Uncle; to buy Sanctuary stuff Ordered & whisky
- presents for PIL; T-shirt for FIL & cosmetics for MIL; Bought & wrapped
- presents for DPs; DDad DONE
- Nanny presents; money & DS1 choice of silly socks
- try and organise photos of DC for GPs
- decorations

FawkesoidOrganisoid Mon 03-Dec-12 06:53:26

Today's list
Dc to school
Me to work
Pick up parcel from po
Go to asda
Buy tickets for school boxes
Change cat litter
Mop floor
Pick up dc
Do some work on learning diaries
Cook roast

Minimammoth Mon 03-Dec-12 08:14:24

Meeting today
Pick up dry cleaning
Bank
Post
Sort conservatory planter( cold killed plants)
Xmas cards
Wrap pressies for wknd
Buy present for fil
Year end wk
YT emails
Xmas order online
Class

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Mon 03-Dec-12 10:05:19

Hope you had a better night sleep Mini. Don't drink tea after 7pm is my motto.

Today
DS to beavers
Pay Lunch Money
Pay for school panto
Remember work Panto this week - Thurs

Ongoing list
DH & painter painting outside of house and windows ( I think they have given up now, front and back is done)
Pay accountant £20 why?
Get sofabed - delayed
Present for friend in NZ ordered and arrived, need to send off!!!!!!!!!!! packaged
Check life insurance policies
Buy pics of DD DONE need to pay
Hair appointment booked
Nails for Mini *booked (2.30pm 14thDec)
Wrap presents for IL's done

Christmas Preparation Zone
Advent Calendar started
Xmas cards
Make Done some
Write done some

Xmas decorations - put up
Xmas tree - DH to buy next weekend
Santa train - book

Xmas present organisation
Buy
Wrap
Deliver
or Post! Cyprus / New Zealand ASAP

Xmas general organisation
Make Xmas food for gifts
Xmas stuff to do Panto/School Play/

Slatternismymiddlename Mon 03-Dec-12 11:01:22

Good morning.

I had a night away with DH at the weekend so apart from putting up 2 trees got nothing else done.

I have set myself a deadline of this week to get the bulk of the wrapping done - clearly I have been on the drink.

Hope everyone is feeling better.

JKSLtd Mon 03-Dec-12 14:11:23

Feeling full of cold & germs, as is everyone in the house, yuck.

But getting on with things, slowly...

Mon:
- morning routine DONE
- pop round corner for yoghurts DONE
- quiet/rest day*Doing*/DD nap*Doing*/tidy kitchen DONE
- sch runs, early tea & Beavers for DS1
- DC to bed, early night for me

Ongoing:
- family tree (scanning in old certs & photos & email contact); Dug out files to start again
- buy frames to hang on the wall & hang up as many photos as poss; need some sizes; get sizes into phone for TKMaxx trip
- lose weight! (From: 66kg; Target: 54kg); Scales said 54.3 woohoo
- sort wills; nudge DH to see what he wants to do
- clear out of the top of my desk
- kids photos albums; upload onto Snapfish; order printouts; put in albums. Step 1; sort all photos on iPhoto Doing
- try and sell unwanted light? eBay + other stuff?

Christmas:
- wrap DC presents; DS2 & DD DONE
- find out if younger brother might be coming; Still vague
- early Christmas with PIL prep; tidy spare room again
- get some crackers
- prob not doing present for DBro in Bermuda?
- presents for DH's Aunt & Uncle; to buy Sanctuary stuff Ordered & whisky
- presents for PIL; T-shirt for FIL & cosmetics for MIL; Bought & wrapped
- presents for DPs; DDad DONE; Mum?
- Nanny presents; money & DS1 choice of silly socks
- try and organise photos of DC for GPs
- decorations

JKSLtd Mon 03-Dec-12 21:09:53

Are you all busy putting decorations up? grin

Mon:
- morning routine DONE
- pop round corner for yoghurts DONE
- quiet/rest day/DD nap/tidy kitchen DONE
- sch runs, early tea & Beavers for DS1 DONE
- DC to bed DONE, early night for me soon

Tues:
- morning routine
- strip beds & bathmats
- Sing & Sign party (remember present!!!!)
- home for DD's nap & lunch
- more wrapping? or more decs?
- sch runs (DS1 Art Club)
- DC tea, bath & bed
- me to orchestra

Ongoing:
- family tree (scanning in old certs & photos & email contact); Dug out files to start again
- buy frames to hang on the wall & hang up as many photos as poss; need some sizes; get sizes into phone for TKMaxx trip
- lose weight! (From: 66kg; Target: 54kg); Scales said 54.3 woohoo
- sort wills; nudge DH to see what he wants to do
- clear out of the top of my desk
- kids photos albums; upload onto Snapfish; order printouts; put in albums. Step 1; sort all photos on iPhoto Doing
- try and sell unwanted light? eBay + other stuff?

Christmas:
- wrap DC presents; DS2 & DD DONE
- find out if younger brother might be coming; Still vague
- early Christmas with PIL prep; tidy spare room again
- get some crackers
- prob not doing present for DBro in Bermuda?
- presents for DH's Aunt Sanctuary stuff here & Uncle; to buy whisky
- presents for PIL; T-shirt for FIL & cosmetics for MIL; Bought & wrapped
- presents for DPs; DDad DONE; Mum?
- Nanny presents; money & DS1 choice of silly socks
- try and organise photos of DC for GPs
- decorations

FawkesoidOrganisoid Mon 03-Dec-12 21:29:18

Busy day today and i haven't even done three of the things on my list. Ah well. There's always tomorrow. (i think my procrastinating is getting worse)

Minimammoth Tue 04-Dec-12 08:05:27

Phone call consult
Pick up dry cleaning
Bank
Post
Sort conservatory planter( cold killed plants)
Xmas cards
Wrap pressies for wknd
Buy present for fil done
Year end wk getting there
YT emails* done*
Xmas order online
Class
Shopping
Unfreeze sausages

Slatternismymiddlename Tue 04-Dec-12 09:38:48

JKS - I always (conveniently) forget how much mess is created by putting the decorations up. But yes, 2 trees up, all the other bits and pieces to go.

Freakoid - tis the season to procrastinate.

Minimammoth - you are on the ball early this morning.

Im at work today but my list for the next 2 days is

Take cat to vet again
Take stuff out of tumble
Sort washing to be done
Start wrapping
Grocery shop
Amazon order (hopefully the last of my shopping)
Finish school Christmas cards
Start own Christmas cards
Finish putting Christmas decorations up
Tidy away all the boxes
Iron enough clothes to get through next week

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Tue 04-Dec-12 12:39:25

Afternoon ladies

Today
Hairdressers 3pm!
Pay Lunch Money done
Pay for school panto done
Remember work Panto this week - Thurs

Ongoing list
DH & painter painting outside of house and windows ( I think they have given up now, front and back is done)
Pay accountant £20 why?
Get sofabed - delayed
Present for friend in NZ DONE
Check life insurance policies
Buy pics of DD DONE need to pay
Nails for Mini *booked (2.30pm 14thDec)

Christmas Preparation Zone
Xmas cards
Make Done some
Write done some
Post

Xmas decorations - put up
Xmas tree - DH to buy next weekend
Santa train - book

Xmas present organisation
Buy
Wrap
Deliver
or Post! Cyprus ASAP

Xmas general organisation
Make Xmas food for gifts
Xmas stuff to do Panto/School Play/Xmas Fair

JKSLtd Tue 04-Dec-12 13:16:34

Dh's aunt's present arrived yesterday & it's huge! It's a box of Champneys stuff from Boots (on special offer) and it makes MIL's present look puny in comparison, although about the same price. Stress. So, going to see if there's something suitable round the corner to avoid going into town, again. Meant to be conserving energy as much as poss this week to try and recover from bugs too.

Tues:
- morning routine DONE
- strip beds & bathmats DONE
- Sing & Sign party (remember present!!!!) DONE
- home for DD's nap & lunch DONE (Doing)
- pop round corner for few bits
- more wrapping? or more decs?
- sch runs (DS1 Art Club)
- DC tea, bath & bed
- me to orchestra

Ongoing:
- family tree (scanning in old certs & photos & email contact); Dug out files to start again
- buy frames to hang on the wall & hang up as many photos as poss; need some sizes; get sizes into phone for TKMaxx trip
- lose weight! (From: 66kg; Target: 54kg); Scales said 54.3 woohoo
- sort wills; nudge DH to see what he wants to do
- clear out of the top of my desk
- kids photos albums; upload onto Snapfish; order printouts; put in albums. Step 1; sort all photos on iPhoto Doing
- try and sell unwanted light? eBay + other stuff?

Christmas:
- wrap DC presents; DS2 & DD DONE
- find out if younger brother might be coming; Still vague
- early Christmas with PIL prep; tidy spare room again
- get some crackers
- prob not doing present for DBro in Bermuda?
- presents for DH's Aunt Sanctuary stuff here & Uncle; to buy whisky
- presents for PIL; T-shirt for FIL & cosmetics for MIL; Bought & wrapped
- presents for DPs; DDad DONE; Mum?
- Nanny presents; money & DS1 choice of silly socks
- try and organise photos of DC for GPs
- decorations

Minimammoth Tue 04-Dec-12 15:17:08

Hi everyone. Yes Slattern believe me I would rather be asleep, but DH up early and I had a call booked in at 9.
Feeling a bit snowed under at the mo. but I have made good inroads into Xmas shopping. Smug emoticon.
Cleaner been in today. Thank god. House will be wrecked in v. short time though, even without dc. Sorry JKS.
Phone call consult * done*
Pick up dry cleaning
Bank
Post
Sort conservatory planter( cold killed plants)
Xmas cards
Wrap pressies for wknd
Buy present for fil done
Year end wk getting there
YT emails* done*
Xmas order online
Class
Shopping * done*
Unfreeze sausages* done*

Xmas name change - DONE
DC to school - DONE
Go to work - DONE
Order last bit of bf present - DONE
Buy token bits for teachers and cm - DONE
Buy tickets for school fair boxes - DONE
Buy stuff for cakes - DONE
Make cakes for school fair - DONE
Pick up ds - DONE

Ignore state of house - DOING

LEARNING DIARIES -
Cut out handprints for work xmas tree -
Pick up dd -

So to conclude I have finished my xmas shopping apart from my gran and am extremely behind on my actual work. Ah well. Trouble is by the time I have got the dc to bed and tidied up it is 9pm and the last thing I feel like doing then is work.

Minimammoth Tue 04-Dec-12 16:36:36

Everyone needs time and space for themselves in my view Freaki, with dc's it's hard won. Feet up at 9 o'clock I say. Impressive done list though for a procrastinator.

Hello lovely ladies, I've been away for far far too long.... What have I missed? Any more babies anywhere?!

We are all knackered and poorly! DH in particular has been under the weather since returning from abroad at the end of October, just can't throw it off. Desperate for the end of term, only 9 days to go..... The number of children I saw having total meltdowns at school pick up today was more than ever!! One boy in DD's year literally screaming at anyone who came near him, which unfortunately included the headmistress!! His mother did not know what to do or where to look, he was just completely out of control.

Anyway, proper list is???? I don't know where but today I have:

- Collected first batch of Tesco Direct order ( have to go back though, they didn't give me all the parcels angry
- Bought wrapping paper and ribbons etc to wrap said stuff
- Sold Lego on ebay for a better price than expected (yey!)
- Sorted out shocking finances best I can!
- Got up to date with the Ironing

I still need to
- Feed DC
- Vacuum
- Get ready to go out
- Light fire
- chuck jacket potato in the oven for DH
- GO OUT!

Minichristmas Tue 04-Dec-12 21:00:21

Just thought I would pop in and flaunt my Christmas hat

Slatternismymiddlename Tue 04-Dec-12 21:48:57

Duly flaunted minichristmas smile. I like!

Take cat to vet again
Take stuff out of tumble
Sort washing to be done. -done
Start wrapping
Grocery shop
Amazon order (hopefully the last of my shopping)
Finish school Christmas cards
Start own Christmas cards
Finish putting Christmas decorations up
Tidy away all the boxes

Witco Tue 04-Dec-12 21:53:02

Oooh, I love the idea of being a slattern! Count me in!

SlatternismyChristmasname Tue 04-Dec-12 21:56:13

Anybody notice?

grin

Minichristmas Tue 04-Dec-12 22:13:05

So festive Slattern welcome Witco, consider yourself signed up. What is wrong with Slattern cat.

SlatternismyChristmasname Tue 04-Dec-12 22:20:47

Why thank you minichristmas, you inspired me.

Slattern cat was diagnosed last month with over active thyroid which can happen in cats of a certain age. I have to keep taking her back for blood tests so they can determine the right dosage of the drugs.

Welcome witco. Good to hear from you anonymous, hope the family feel better soon.

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Wed 05-Dec-12 16:02:15

Slattern I like your Christmas name. wink

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Wed 05-Dec-12 16:04:22

smile

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