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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.

SlatternismyChristmasname Sun 09-Dec-12 22:34:11

Go Festive, you are on a roll.

I didn't do too badly today, but didn't get everything done, so new list for tomorrow

DD's nursery application
Wrapping
Sort out lounge
Sort out dining room

JKS, congratulations on your weight loss.

JKSLtd Mon 10-Dec-12 08:49:15

Thanks smile

Manic evening coming up later.

Leftover jobs:
- Christmas:
need to try and sort the nativity scene out DONE
try and put more lights/decs up
some DS1 wrapping
more laundry Started

Today:
- get showered & dressed
- PIL going home/DH to work (away for a few days i think)
- DD to first birthday party, aww
- home, DD nap, lunch & tidy kitchen (DH started on kitchen)
- DS2 home, check bag
- collect DS1 after sch party, straight to Beavers party
- try and go round corner for Christmas thing by the shops
- collect DS1, DC to bed
- ironing & zombie programme & early night

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); DONE!
- 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 Checked again, still vague
- early Christmas with PIL DONE
- get some crackers
- prob not doing present for DBro in Bermuda; messaged SIl re not sending stuff
- presents for DPs; DDad DONE; Mum?
- Nanny presents; money & DS1 choice of silly socks
- decorations; More done

Minichristmas Mon 10-Dec-12 09:12:46

You know it's been a bloke weekend when you come home and the same stuff is in the dishy as when you went on fridayhmm but he did get a lovely Xmas tree.

Tidy up
Put dishy ON
Shop
Year end stuff
Call A
Do tree and decs
Think food

I can only deal in short lists.

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Mon 10-Dec-12 09:29:30

FestiveOrganisoid - I joined up with another mum and we got our childminder a voucher for Debenhams. If you get a £50 voucher you get a personal shopper and afternoon tea.

After the joking about throwing up the Christmas Tree. DD surpassed herself yesterday and threw up into the box of xmas tree decorations. Luckily only a few ribbons had to be thrown away. <prays its not norovirus>.

JKS - I got a playmobil nativity scene on my shopping trip. It is brilliant. Little baby Jesus in a plastic manger (with snowman and father christmas in the background). The kids loved making it.

This week
Buy pics of DD DONE need to pay
Nails for Mini *booked (2.30pm 14thDec)
Send parcel to AJ and DF
Pick up DS from Beavers 7.30pm
Santa train - book
Thurs School Play - arrange food for afterwards, baked potatoes

Christmas Preparation Zone

Xmas Cards
Make done
Write done some
Post

Xmas Decorations - put up
Xmas tree - DONE
Xmas tree decorations DONE

Xmas present organisation
Buy - only a few small ones left few
Wrap - Done a load!
Deliver
or Post! Cyprus ASAP

Xmas General Organisation
Make Xmas food for gifts
Make Xmas cake - done slightly burnt

Ongoing list
Do accounts for accountant to do tax return
Pay accountant £20 why?
Check life insurance policies

Get sofabed - delayed
DH & painter painting outside of house and windows ( I think they have given up now, front and back is done)

JKSLtd Mon 10-Dec-12 11:07:11

Lol Mini!

HMHB - That sound lovely smile We've got a nativity set from our honeymoon trip in southern Africa, it's from Malawi (where I lived as a child) and was on my list to have as an adult from that time. I covered an adapted cardboard box with tissue paper and have put some fairy lights in/around it, but it's not ideal. I will work on a grotto thingie for next year maybe

Joy of joys, the party was cancelled, birthday boy is not well (obv not good for him) but the relief grin
(and DD is coming down with my cold too i think)

Leftover jobs:
- Christmas:
try and put more lights/decs up
some DS1 wrapping

Today:
- get showered & dressed DONE
- PIL going home/DH to work (away for a few days i think) DONE
- DD to first birthday party, aww dodged!
- DD nap Doing, lunch & tidy kitchen (DH started on kitchen)
- DS2 home, check bag
- collect DS1 after sch party, straight to Beavers party
- try and go round corner for Christmas thing by the shops
- collect DS1, DC to bed
- ironing & zombie programme & early night

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); DONE!
- 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?
- Mum's birthday card (flowers?)

Christmas:
- wrap DC presents; DS2 & DD DONE
- find out if younger brother might be coming; Still vague
- get some crackers
- prob not doing present for DBro in Bermuda; messaged SIL re not sending stuff
- presents for DPs; DDad DONE; Mum?
- Nanny presents; money & DS1 choice of silly socks
- decorations; More done

Slattern listing really helps me get stuff done. The problem is finding the time to post the list (without getting sucked in to other threads/Facebook etc).

My bathroom looks so much better, its amazing the difference washing down the walls has made.

JKS i missed you had reached your target. Well done, that's a real achievement! How have you done it?

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Mon 10-Dec-12 15:09:58

Well done Organisoid

Monday - DS' birthday!
DC to school done
Me to work done
Litter tray done
Mop kitchen floor done
Haircut done
More work on LDs
Post xmas cards done
Post lovefilm disks done
Load of washing wash dry away done
Pick up dc done
Go to soft play place for tea done
Bath and bed dc doing
Write more xmas cards and address the rest from yesterday

I also need to
Pay credit card
Put money in kids school parent pay account

SlatternismyChristmasname Mon 10-Dec-12 19:52:12

Yesterday's list

Church. - done
Washing sorted. - done
Clear kitchen table. - done
Make Sunday dinner. - done
Finish DS school Christmas cards. - done
Fill out nursery application
Some ironing
Do list of whatever is left to buy

Today's list did not go so well, but I wrapped presents for 5 hours. Still have more to do but have definitely broken the back of it. I'm off work tomorrow so I hope to get some housework done.

Oganisoid - when you say you washed your walls, what was on them? I have never washed my walls in my life and am starting to think this is, yet another, thing that has passed me by.

Halfmum - I did have a little smile at your DD's choice of location of vomit. Hope she is feeling better.

JKSLtd Mon 10-Dec-12 21:19:58

WAshing walls? oh dear I am such a bad housewife blush

re weight - mostly eating less, i'm not a big exercise fan (lazy arse!), a bit of waling round the block with the DC in the evenings. mind you, being less thatn 100% for so long has probably helped too. hmm

Leftover jobs:
try and put more lights/decs up
some DS1 wrapping

Today:
- get showered & dressed DONE
- PIL going home/DH to work (away for a few days i think) DONE
- DD to first birthday party Dodged!
- DD nap, lunch & tidy kitchen (DH started on kitchen) DONE
- DS2 home, check bag DONE
- collect DS1 after sch party, straight to Beavers party DONE
- try and go round corner for Christmas thing by the shops DONE
- collect DS1, DC to bed DONE
- ironing DONE& zombie programme someone deleted it, grr!*& early night *in a mo

Tues:
- morning routine
- strip beds & bathmats/towels
- town/pet shop/jobs with DD
- home for DD nap & lunch
- wrapping <must get on with!, bows to 5hr stint by Slattern!!>
- sch runs, DC & my tea, DC bath & bed
- orchestra social (need cash)

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
- 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?
- Mum's birthday card (flowers?) made, need to get DC to scribble in then post
- football boots for DS1; big bag of cat food

Christmas:
- wrap DC presents; DS2 & DD DONE
- find out if younger brother might be coming; Still vague
- get some crackers
- prob not doing present for DBro in Bermuda; messaged SIL re not sending stuff
- presents for DPs; DDad DONE; Mum?
- Nanny presents; money & DS1 choice of silly socks
- decorations; More done

Ooh now I feel all good housekeeperish! They had water marks and a lot of dust on them. Washing them down has just made the bathroom look a lot fresher.

Elsewhere in the house i only wash the bits that have grubby handprints, scuff marks, dinner, drawing angry on. The walls elsewhere don't seem to get as dusty. I think the steam makes it stick to the bathroom walls or something.

Another nearly completed list today. Just need to do the money bits online now

Minichristmas Tue 11-Dec-12 06:54:13

Awake v. Early again 4.30 grooo.
Fell at the weekend and smacked my head ear jaw. Tis ouch so am visiting doc today.
Work on report
Christmas food
Sort washing
Tidy everywhere
Start thinking straight
Wrap presis.
Decs
Desk DOOM
Office still DOOM
New Years resolution Sort the office of Doom.

JKSLtd Tue 11-Dec-12 09:48:05

Ouch Mini, hope you're ok.

DD full of snot, lovely. New difference of having a girls after boys - her hair gets all gunky too, niiice.

Tues:
- morning routine DONE
- strip beds & bathmats/towels DONE
- lots of ironing DONE

- put away masses of clean washing & get DD dressed
- town/pet shop/jobs with DD
- home for DD nap & lunch
- wrapping <must get on with!, bows to 5hr stint by Slattern!!>
- sch runs, DC & my tea, DC bath & bed
- orchestra social (need cash)

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
- 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?
- Mum's birthday card (flowers?) Made, need to get DC to scribble in DONE then post
- football boots for DS1; big bag of cat food

Christmas:
- wrap DC presents; DS2 & DD DONE
- find out if younger brother might be coming; Still vague
- get some crackers
- prob not doing present for DBro in Bermuda; messaged SIL re not sending stuff
- presents for DPs; DDad DONE; Mum?
- Nanny presents; money & DS1 choice of silly socks
- decorations; More done

Minichristmas Tue 11-Dec-12 10:29:58

Going to have ear and jaw checked at the docs. Probably just bruised. Head has big lump with pretty colours so that's ok. Very festive.

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Tue 11-Dec-12 12:27:55

I bashed my cheekbone last week. luckily no black eyes. had to sleep on other side for a few days.

Hope you are ok. DF having op today!

Ouch mini. Hope you're ok.

Today
Go to work - done
Dc to school-done
Go to lunch with friend -done
Post lunch coffee nd cake with friend - done
Go to shop for blank postcards and something for dinner
Post xmas cards
Pick up ds
Ds' thank yous
Phone dm for other relatives addresses
Write addresses in address book instead of straight onto envelopes so i still have them next year blush
Pick up dd
Skype exsil
Cook dinner
Wash up etc
Bath and bed dc
1-2hrs work

JKSLtd Tue 11-Dec-12 15:23:35

Festive - had to LOL at your address plan grin

HMHB - hope your DF is ok.

Have just had a mini-marathon wrapping session, almost there i think smile

Tues:
- morning routine DONE
- strip beds & bathmats/towels DONE
- lots of ironing DONE
- put away masses of clean washing & get DD dressed DONE
- pet shop/jobs with DD DONE
- home for DD nap & lunch DONE
- wrapping DONE
- sch runs, DC & my tea, DC bath & bed
- orchestra social (need cash)

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
- 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?
- Mum's birthday card; need to post
- football boots for DS1 DONE; big bag of cat food DONE

Christmas:
- wrap DC presents; DONE (except for 2 joint presents)
- find out if younger brother might be coming; Still vague
- get some crackers
- prob not doing present for DBro in Bermuda; messaged SIL re not sending stuff
- presents for DPs; DDad DONE; Mum?
- Nanny presents; money & DS1 choice of silly socks
- decorations; More done

All done apart from my work. Forcing myself to at least look at it...

JKSLtd Wed 12-Dec-12 08:05:33

Morning all, brrr!

Today:
- DS1's sch run, DD's breakfast, tidy kitchen
- find out where orch concert is later!
- make tags for DS1's choc bags
- make extra chocs to add to the ones we made yesterday & bag them up
- assemble DS1's fire station present (& wrap possibly?)
- lunch & DD's nap
- orch concert, collect DS1, swimming lesson, McDs for tea
- DC bath & bed
- early night

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
- 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?
- Mum's birthday card; need to post DONE

Christmas:
- find out if younger brother might be coming; Still vague
- get some crackers
- prob not doing present for DBro in Bermuda; messaged SIL re not sending stuff
- presents for DPs; DDad DONE; Mum?
- Nanny presents; money & DS1 choice of silly socks
- decorations; More done
- strings up for cards & put up cards rec'd so far

Today
Dc to school
Go to work
Go to dentist
Do more work

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Wed 12-Dec-12 10:49:04

Morning JKS minus 4 here.

DF was just out of op when I spoke to hospital last night so haven't had an update on the op. He was ok then though.

Organisoid- I am also doing the address book thing. Will people stop moving house and having children. How am I supposed to know who they all are for the cards!!!!!!

Mini - how is your face???

This week
Buy pics of DD DONE need to pay
Nails for Mini *booked (2.30pm 14thDec)
Send parcel to AJ and DF done
Thurs School Play - arrange food for afterwards, baked potatoes

Christmas Preparation Zone

Xmas Cards
Make done
Write done some
Post

Xmas Decorations - put up
Xmas tree - DONE
Xmas tree decorations DONE

Xmas present organisation
Buy - only a few small ones left few
Wrap - Done a load!
Deliver
or Post! Cyprus ASAP

Xmas General Organisation
Make Xmas food for gifts
Make Xmas cake - done slightly burnt

Ongoing list
Do accounts for accountant to do tax return
Pay accountant £20 why?
Check life insurance policies

Get sofabed - delayed
DH & painter painting outside of house and windows ( I think they have given up now, front and back is done)

JKSLtd Wed 12-Dec-12 14:27:00

Ditto Mini, hope your face is ok?

Today:
- DS1's sch run, DD's breakfast, tidy kitchen DONE
- find out where orch concert is later! Done, but timings too late so not going
- make tags for DS1's choc bags DONE
- make extra chocs to add to the ones we made yesterday & bag them up
- assemble DS1's fire station present (& wrap) DONE (definitely the right decision!)
- lunch & DD's nap DONE
- collect DS1, swimming lesson, McDs for tea
- get DS1 to write on tags, then box up ready to take to sch tomorrow
- DC bath & bed
- early night

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
- 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:
- find out if younger brother might be coming; Still vague
- get some crackers
- prob not doing present for DBro in Bermuda; messaged SIL re not sending stuff
- presents for DPs; DDad DONE; Mum?
- Nanny presents; money & DS1 choice of silly socks
- decorations; More done
- strings up for cards & put up cards rec'd so far
- teacher presents; DS1 started

Minichristmas Wed 12-Dec-12 17:47:32

Hi folks. My head is ok. Dr says nothing broken, jaw may be a bit squiffy but all should go back to normal. Just badly bruised. Chewing is painful and achy but getting better. Dentist next week to have jaw checked and tackle problem tooth.
Mad present wrapping going on here.
To HMHB tomorrow.
Cards for group and cleaner
Pack

Work done
School done
Dentist done

Have even posted more cards and gone to buy milk and something for my lunch tomorrow. I did some of the work i needed to while i was there as we had reduced numbers in so I was able to sit down for a bit.

Now to wash up, bath and bed dc and do a teensy bit more work. Then i might look at holidays for me and bf smile

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