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.

JKSLtd Wed 12-Dec-12 19:27:27

Phew Mini, keep up the painkillers while it heals.

Well done Festive smile and holidays? ooh, where & when?

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 DONE
- get DS1 to write on tags, then box up ready to take to sch tomorrow DONE
- DC bath & bed DONE
- early night

Ongoing:
- family tree (scanning in old certs & photos & email contact); Dug out files to start again; Fiddling about with it a bit atm
- 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 DONE

Not sure yet JKS, either Easter or June half term. Bf's criteria is warm and somewhere he can kitesurf. My criteria is warm and my kindle (that he is getting me for xmas)...

JKSLtd Wed 12-Dec-12 20:52:27

Yup, my criteria would be warm.
Ideally not kid friendly if I wasn't taking my own grin

It would appear i have further criteria ie not a shithole. Kitesurfing places are more expensive than non. If i am going to pay lots of money to go on hol i want it to be nice. Clean. Slightly more luxurious and comfortable than a caravan. Not look like a military barracks. I suspect I might be being a bit of a princess over it blush

JKSLtd Thu 13-Dec-12 09:30:44

Festive - not at all. In fact I got quite stressed out when booking our Barcelona trip as I wanted it to be perfect. I started out all casual, oh anywhere will be fine. Then started looking and realised I wanted, non-child-friendly, not even remotely shithole-y, not noisy, nice in every way, etc, etc.

I think if you don't get to go away very often there is more pressure for it to be fab. I really didn't want to be there on holiday miserable about the venue/locale/view/facilities like a story off that complainey programme, what's it called? Anne Robinson I think where people tell their awful holiday stories. <mind gone blank>

Today:
- morning routine DONE
- get DD dressed
- tidy kitchen/get some laundry on/general potter about
- DD nap + try and finish off some decoration bits & lights
- friend popping round
- lunch & tidy up
- DH home early possibly
- sch runs, DC & my tea, bath & bed
- me out to orch concert

Ongoing:
- family tree (scanning in old certs & photos & email contact); Dug out files to start again; Fiddling about with it a bit atm
- 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
- present for Mum?
- Nanny presents; money & DS1 choice of silly socks
- decorations; More done
- strings up for cards & put up cards rec'd so far
- DS2 teacher presents

JKSLtd Thu 13-Dec-12 12:21:45

Not sure why but I've organised the DC certificates & artwork this morning hmm
Think I'm putting off Christmas decs, lol!

Today:
- morning routine DONE
- get DD dressed not done
- tidy kitchen/get some laundry on/general potter about DONE
- DD nap Doing + try and finish off some decoration bits & lights
- friend popping round DONE
- lunch & tidy up
- DH home early possibly
- sch runs, DC & my tea, bath & bed
- me out to orch concert

Ongoing:
- family tree (scanning in old certs & photos & email contact); Dug out files to start again; Fiddling about with it a bit atm
- 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
- present for Mum?
- Nanny presents; money & DS1 choice of silly socks
- decorations; More done
- strings up for cards & put up cards rec'd so far
- DS2 teacher presents

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Thu 13-Dec-12 12:50:36

LOL at not a shithole. Agree wholeheartedly

JKSLtd Thu 13-Dec-12 13:30:27

OK, have now sorted both boys clothes & done some ironing, definitely putting off the string + cards job...

Today:
- morning routine DONE
- get DD dressed; Not done
- tidy kitchen/get some laundry on/general potter about DONE
- DD nap DONE + try and finish off some decoration bits & lights
- friend popping round DONE
- lunch & tidy up DONE
- sort dry laundry & ironing DONE
- sort/tidy bys wardrobes & drawers DONE
- DH home early possibly on way
- sch runs, DC & my tea, bath & bed
- me out to orch concert

Ongoing:
- family tree (scanning in old certs & photos & email contact); Dug out files to start again; Fiddling about with it a bit atm
- 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
- present for Mum?
- Nanny presents; money & DS1 choice of silly socks
- decorations; More done
- strings up for cards & put up cards rec'd so far
- DS2 teacher presents

Woah jks must be bad if you're prioritising ironing!

I might be getting my first ever coldsore confused. Not sure how as neither bf or i have ever had one but have had a tingle all day. Got some zorirax which i am applying just in case.

Just rushed dinner. Now off to ds' nativity.

JKSLtd Thu 13-Dec-12 18:26:11

Well I've put up two lines of string which is plenty for the cards, so far. DS1 brings loads home from school (not my thing, or his it seems as he never asks to send any!) and DH from work (they haven't started coming home yet though) so I will need more space eventually.

Today:
- morning routine DONE
- get DD dressed; Not done
- tidy kitchen/get some laundry on/general potter about DONE
- DD nap DONE + try and finish off some decoration bits & lights
- friend popping round DONE
- lunch & tidy up DONE
- sort dry laundry & ironing DONE
- sort/tidy bys wardrobes & drawers DONE
- DH home early DONE
- sch runs DONE, DC & my tea DONE, bath & bed DH going to do
- me out to orch concert

Ongoing:
- family tree (scanning in old certs & photos & email contact); Dug out files to start again; Fiddling about with it a bit atm
- 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
- present for Mum?
- Nanny presents; money & DS1 choice of silly socks
- decorations; More done
- strings up for cards & put up cards rec'd so far DONE so far
- DS2 teacher presents

I got an over door cand holder this year. No string required grin

JKSLtd Thu 13-Dec-12 21:42:24

Linky?

Today:
- morning routine DONE
- get DD dressed; Not done
- tidy kitchen/get some laundry on/general potter about DONE
- DD nap DONE + try and finish off some decoration bits & lights
- friend popping round DONE
- lunch & tidy up DONE
- sort dry laundry & ironing DONE
- sort/tidy bys wardrobes & drawers DONE
- DH home early DONE
- sch runs DONE, DC & my tea DONE, bath & bed DH DONE
- me out to orch concert DONE

Fri:
- morning routine (DS1's last day, and only a half day at that)
- playgroup poss with DD
- any other jobs; laundry, decs, cards, etc
- collect DS1
- lunch & tidy kitchen/DD nap
- orch concert (2-4)
- DC tea, bath & bed
- our dinner & bed

Ongoing:
- family tree (scanning in old certs & photos & email contact); Dug out files to start again; Fiddling about with it a bit atm
- 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
- present for Mum?
- Nanny presents; money & DS1 choice of silly socks
- decorations; More done
- strings up for cards & put up cards rec'd so far DONE so far
- DS2 teacher presents

JKSLtd Fri 14-Dec-12 11:33:23

Think DD is starting to feel better - nap-resisting right now...

Fri:
- morning routine (DS1's last day, and only a half day at that) DONE
- playgroup poss with DD Not well enough i thought
- any other jobs; laundry Doing, decs, cards DONE, etc
- collect DS1
- lunch & tidy kitchen/DD nap
- orch concert (2-4)
- DC tea, bath & bed
- our dinner & bed

Ongoing:
- family tree (scanning in old certs & photos & email contact); Dug out files to start again; Fiddling about with it a bit atm
- 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
- present for Mum?
- Nanny presents; money & DS1 choice of silly socks
- decorations; last lot of lights up
- DS2 teacher presents
- wrap Dad's presents
- gift bags for DSis's presents for the DC

Mine was from.debenhams, looks like this. But was £8 - can't find it on website though

There are prettier ones out there too.

I need to
Pop to shop.
Put washing away
Tidy lego (maybe lego advent calendars weren't the best idea when i have limited space)
Hoover downstairs
Hoover upstairs
Quick clean bathroom
Pick up dc
Feed dc
Pack dc bag for weekend
Pack my bag for weekend
Wrap presents
Not answer door as have just seen the Jehovah's witnesses go up the road and i hate having to tell them I'm not interested
Do my toenails

I need to
Pop to shop.
Put washing away
Tidy lego (maybe lego advent calendars weren't the best idea when i have limited space)
Hoover downstairs
Hoover upstairs
Quick clean bathroom
Pick up dc
Feed dc
Pack dc bag for weekend
Pack my bag for weekend
Wrap presents
Not answer door as have just seen the Jehovah's witnesses go up the road and i hate having to tell them I'm not interested
Do my toenails

JKSLtd Fri 14-Dec-12 19:02:12

Hmm, it won't really hold enough, though I suppose I could get a few for all the doors?
A friend & I had this idea for an invention where you have a rectangle of felt that fits a standard door, with elastic at the corners (like a mattress cover), you pop one on each side of a door, you also get a supply of sticky velcro-ey type bits that you put on the back of any cards you get, then pop the cards on the felt. Would take loads I reckon.

Fri:
- morning routine (DS1's last day, and only a half day at that) DONE
- playgroup poss with DD Not well enough i thought
- any other jobs; laundry More Doing, decs Some Done, cards DONE, etc
- collect DS1 DONE
- lunch & tidy kitchen/DD nap DONE
- orch concert (2-4) DONE
- DC tea & bed DONE/Doing
- our dinner & bed

Ongoing:
- family tree (scanning in old certs & photos & email contact); Dug out files to start again; Fiddling about with it a bit atm
- 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; no reply getting worried!
- present for Mum?
- Nanny presents; money & DS1 choice of silly socks
- decorations; last lot of lights up
- DS2 teacher presents
- wrap Dad's presents
- gift bags for DSis's presents for the DC; 2 out of 3 DONE

My friend has a long one that goes the whole length of the door. Holds £150 cards i think she said. That was from next. I wanted two so i could have one on each of my sitting room doors but could only find one out of all the shops i went in! Will order another online in the sales for next year. Your invention sounds good though! You could add random festive fuzzy felt too ;-)

JKSLtd Fri 14-Dec-12 20:30:10

LOL at fuzzy felt grin

I do actually have some, too many bits for the 2 boards it came with too.
Your friends one sounds good.

SlatternismyChristmasname Sat 15-Dec-12 10:05:47

Morning all smile

I have one of those over the door things for cards but it drove us mad because we couldn't close the door (draughts) and it kept banging every time you moved the door. DH solved the problem this year by hanging it over a picture frame instead, problem solved.

I'm having a kids party today so a lot of tidying has been done. This morning it is all about the food prep.

Hope you all feeling better.

JKSLtd Sun 16-Dec-12 20:17:58

Slattern - genius DH! If i had a couple I could use them off pictures instead of doors too.
How did the party go?

DS1 throwing up today, DS2 needed asthma nurse to come out for nebuliser & DD is moaning minnie with her cough & cold. Great day hmm

So, assuming all DC are better tomorrow morning:
DS2 to school
DD, DS1 & me round corner for shopping bits
DD nap
lego/playmobil with DS1?
lunch & tidy kitchen
laundry, ironing, etc
DS2 home, check bag, repack
tea x 4 & tidy up
DC bath & bed
early night (DH away)

Ongoing:
- family tree (scanning in old certs & photos & email contact); Dug out files to start again; Fiddling about with it a bit atm
- 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; no reply getting worried!
- present for Mum; ordered, fingers crossed it arrives in time
- Nanny presents; money & DS1 choice of silly socks
- decorations; need new lights for boys tree
- DS2 teacher presents
- wrap Dad's presents
- gift bags for DSis's presents for the DC; 2 out of 3 DONE

SlatternismyChristmasname Sun 16-Dec-12 21:03:50

JKS - party went really well, although I think my DH has officially been rumbled as the bloke dressed up in the red suit. The kids all had a blast and judging by the amount of empty bottles I put in recycling this morning, the adults did fine too.

I'm glad I re read your list, I had forgotten to get crackers. Hope the kids have a better day tomorrow.

This week will be all about getting ready for DD's birthday party next weekend. After that i'm officially done for the rest of the year!

Minichristmas Mon 17-Dec-12 06:45:51

Early again. How did your treatment go Slattern?
Work on report done my bit
Christmas food
Sort washing done
Tidy everywhere * some*
Start thinking straight erm
Wrap presis. done
Decs done
Desk DOOM
Office still DOOM
New Years resolution Sort the office of Doom.
Xmas lunch with friends
Evening work
Weekly shop and food think
Cis
Do cards
Also need card holder thingy- find
Office catch up
Ring A

Minichristmas Mon 17-Dec-12 06:47:19

Hope Dcs feeling better today JKS

SlatternismyChristmasname Mon 17-Dec-12 10:48:56

Good morning Mini - you were up and at 'em early this morning. My treatment was truly awful, much sorer than any time before but it will be worth it if it works, it will be a few weeks before I can tell. Thank you for asking.

I do like Mini's addition to her list - start thinking straight. I think I shall add that to all my lists from now on.

I'm at work now but shall list for later

Start thinking straight smile
Work Christmas cards
Nursery Christmas cards
Count PTA money
Nursery application
Find insurance valuation
Pay nursery

How are the kids today JKS?

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