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.

Leafmould Wed 09-Jan-13 21:16:08

Well done to us all! I feel good about what I have done today, which is what I want.

Find library closure consultation response forms for handing in.
Get dd's to finish thank you letters
Dd1 homework done
Phone gran
Put Xmas boxes in loft
Hoover living room * done*
Hoover stairs done
Clean bathroom windowsill and sink
Get bag of stuff ready for df to take to db

Oh dear, I think I might hit the booze now. Let's face it, 9pm is not the time of day to be tackling any list, even if it is only 6 items.

See you all tomorrow, but ater work for me!

JKSLtd Thu 10-Jan-13 08:09:56

Today has got more complicated, but good as I can go to the thing I wanted to as I have DD-cover.

Thurs:
- Governor's meeting (with DD hmm)
- home for lunch & DD's nap
- neighbour coming to DD-sit
- me to opening of new charity food bank
- home, relieve sitter, try and get something done
- sch runs
- DC tea, tidy up & to bed
- DH home, dinner, tv & bed

cikecaka Thu 10-Jan-13 10:55:17

Congrats to your DSs yesterday JKS

Tidy table
Move clean underwear to rightful place
Clean counters
Put away shopping
Washing
Clear window sill
Sitting room
Make Lunch

SlatternismyMiddlename Thu 10-Jan-13 10:56:28

JKS - I currently have this image of you as Audrey form 'the Manor Born' but with kids smile (I am possible showing my age here with that reference).

Tis true - I did not get my list finished yesterday. However I did go to a school meeting which ran on much later than I thought so it wasn't really my fault, honest.

I am at work today so no house stuff will be done. Will post house list tomorrow.

Good luck all.

JKSLtd Thu 10-Jan-13 13:56:55

LOL I don't know why you think that!? I'm not in charge of the foodbank or anything, just hoping to piggyback on the back of it to run some unofficial BF support when the foodbank is open. Mostly as one of my fellow (currently support-group-less) BF supporters is linked to the churches that are supporting the foodbank.
Clear as mud I know!

Thurs:
- Governor's meeting (with DD ) DONE (she was brilliant)
- home for lunch & DD's nap DONE (Doing)
- neighbour coming to DD-sit DONE
- me to opening of new charity food bank DONE

- home, relieve sitter, try and get something done
- sch runs
- DC tea, tidy up & to bed
- DH home, dinner, tv & bed

cikecaka Thu 10-Jan-13 14:58:20

Need to get back the motivation I had yest!

Tidy table
Move clean underwear to rightful place DONE
Clean counters
Put away shopping DONE
Washing 1st load on (need to was DS rugby gear for this eve)
Clear window sill
Sitting room
Make Lunch DONE
Make DCs Dinner
Post Home Ed Form DONE

FreakoidOrganisoid Thu 10-Jan-13 17:19:44

Today's dones
All up etc
Washing up
Go to work
Pick up dc from cm
Exercise
Load of washing on
Cook dinner

Not doing anything this eve apart from clearing up from dinner, shattered!

cikecaka Thu 10-Jan-13 17:47:37

Tidy table
Move clean underwear to rightful place DONE
Clean counters
Put away shopping DONE
Washing 1st load on (need to was DS rugby gear for this evey DONE
Clear window sill
Sitting room
Make Lunch DONE
Make DCs Dinner DONE
Post Home Ed Form DONE
Shower DD3
Homework with DD3
Shower

cikecaka Thu 10-Jan-13 19:20:34

Tidy table DONE
Move clean underwear to rightful place DONE
Clean counters
Put away shopping DONE
Washing 1st load on (need to was DS rugby gear for this evey DONE
Clear window sill
Sitting room DONE
Make Lunch DONE
Make DCs Dinner DONE
Post Home Ed Form DONE
Shower DD3 DONE
Homework with DD3 DONE
Shower

JKSLtd Thu 10-Jan-13 20:25:09

CC - slow down you're wearing me out, lol! grin

Annoyed with myself as I hadn't checked the home phone messages and M&S have been trying to arrange delivery of the boys bunkbeds since Sunday. Booked it for next Wed now.
Going to involve lots of work to sort their room out before & after - luckily the cost includes assembly smile

Thurs:
- Governor's meeting (with DD ) DONE (she was brilliant)
- home for lunch & DD's nap DONE (Doing)
- neighbour coming to DD-sit DONE
- me to opening of new charity food bank DONE
- home, relieve sitter, try and get something done DONE (descaled iron)
- sch runs DONE
- DC tea, tidy up & to bed DONE
- DH home, dinner, tv Doing & bed

Fri:
- assess DS1 as he's not 100%, will he go to school?
everything else is only 'possible'
- playgroup with DD
- home for lunch & DD's nap
- jobs (look at various lists and reduce if poss)
- sch runs
- poss meetup with friends? (nothing planned as yet)
- DC food, wash & bed
- us food, tv & bed

FreakoidOrganisoid Thu 10-Jan-13 20:25:52

All done including drying and ironing the washing (forgot that bit earlier when i said Id be doing nothing!)

Early night tonight needed

FreakoidOrganisoid Thu 10-Jan-13 20:27:41

Jks we have the m&s bunkbeds. Love them! Was also amazed at how quickly they put them up and they took all the packaging etc away which made life a lot easier smile

JKSLtd Thu 10-Jan-13 20:42:56

Ooh you have them, should've asked on here about them then!
The Hastings ones?

I've been dithering for ages abut which ones to get. M&S say that the Hastings can't be separated into 2 singles which put me off but DH is happier with that as he thinks they'll be sturdier.

What do you do for lights & shelving/storage for the upper bunk?

FreakoidOrganisoid Thu 10-Jan-13 21:03:50

Just had a look. Ours are a bit different (got them couple of years ago). They have slatted ends too and the top ends are chunky. Dd has a small lamp and row of books along the head end- because its chunky they sit on there fine. I like some of the bunkbed shelves out there though. Think gltc do one that just kind of hangs off the side.

cikecaka Fri 11-Jan-13 11:23:48

DD 3 to school (insisted on riding her bike even though its frosty!) DONE
Downtown to buy DH a birthday present (DC pooled vouchers they got for a sports shop for xmas to buy his present)
Tidy Table
Dishwasher ON
Make lunch
Clear counters
Sweep floor
Tidy hall
Tidy Sitting Room
Hoover

JKSLtd Fri 11-Jan-13 14:05:26

Think we're all coming down with another cold-bug sad
I'm feeling v low on energy, DS1's teacher says he's not eating anything at school & is very quiet (you'd think she'd be happy! just kidding). So he was allowed to take extra snack today in the hope of him eating something.
Gave him his choice of tea last night (choc spread sandwiches & crisps, but he still hardly ate them).
DD got a streaming nose too. Fun.

Fri:
- assess DS1 Bright enough for school
- playgroup with DD DONE
- home for lunch & DD's nap DONE (doing)
- laundry; lots done, more doing
- jobs (look at various lists and reduce if poss)
- sch runs
- poss meetup with friends; cafe for a few mums
- DC food, wash & bed
- us food, tv & bed

Other:
Diary actions DONE
cash in Tesco vouchers (what for?)
list of Days Out for family this year (Resolution) More added
bag up any toys that can go for Portage workers; Started
email friend for her not-so-new add DONE (& long over due new baby card!)
figleaves return; Ready
Xmas thank yous; List written
DC Xmas diaries DONE
respond to a few Xmas cards (x 4); 1 Done
repair torn Thomas book (dd, grr)
form for DS1's bowling trip; Just need food choices
holiday club form for DS2?
sort diary clash re party/football match; reply to party invite when sorted

Spring sorting:

Clothes:
Mine to finish

Books:
Spare room shelves
Boys bedroom shelf
Playroom shelves
Book People box

Toys:
Playroom
Boys room
DD's room
TV room (meant to be toy-free!)

Other:
DD's shelves
DH's study; Done More (esp 'exit' stuff, get rid asap)
Freezer; DH Doing slowly

Ongoing:
- family tree (scanning in old certs & photos & email contacts)
- buy picture frames to hang on the wall & hang up as many photos as poss; get sizes into phone for TKMaxx
- sort wills; nudge DH
- sort out my desk
- kids photos albums; upload onto Snapfish; order printouts; put in albums. Step 1; sort all photos on iPhoto
- sell/give away pile of unwanted stuff

Apols for mega-post!

cikecaka Fri 11-Jan-13 19:01:33

Aww JKS, hope you are all feeling ok soon!

DD 3 to school (insisted on riding her bike even though its frosty!) DONE
Downtown to buy DH a birthday present (DC pooled vouchers they got for a sports shop for xmas to buy his present)
Tidy Table
Dishwasher ON
Make lunch DONE
Clear counters
Sweep floor
Tidy hall
Tidy Sitting Room
Hoover
Clear windowsill DONE

Leafmould Fri 11-Jan-13 22:45:23

Well done everyone who has kept going despite low energy, and bugs!

I have done nothing today except the bare minimum due to thumping headache I woke up with on Thursday morning continuing until about 1 hour ago. Feel exhausted despite having spent most of the day in bed.

Still got to make butties for everyone's lunches tomorrow.......argh

Hope everyone has got really important having fun plans on their list for the weekend! I might take the dd's sale shopping on Sunday...dp working all weekend sad

cikecaka Sat 12-Jan-13 09:23:11

Clear Kitcheb Table (has become a dunping ground)
Cleat Counters
Unload/load dishwasher
Lunch
Sweep Floor
Wash Floor
Tidy hall
Downstairs loo
Tidy mantlepiece
Clean sitting room
Hoover

SlatternismyMiddlename Sat 12-Jan-13 09:54:50

Good Morning.

No lists from me because I am spending the morning in bed - smug emoticon.

I had a hospital apt yesterday for a check up and they decided to do another treatment. It went well and I now have a reason (excuse?) to have a lie in.

My smug emoticon will come back to haunt me as I will probably have to do twice as much tomorrow!

Good luck with your lists today.

cikecaka Sat 12-Jan-13 10:52:48

Must do a spell check next time blush. Need to move faster today

Clear Kitcheb Table (has become a dunping ground)
Cleat Counters DONE
Unload/load dishwasherDONE
Clean out Plate Press DONE
Clean out Bread/Cereal Press DONE
Lunch
Sweep Floor
Wash Floor
Tidy hall
Downstairs loo
Tidy mantlepiece
Clean sitting room
Hoover
Prepare Tea

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Sat 12-Jan-13 11:00:35

Enjoy your lie in slattern.

<says she still in jamas>

I am off lists for the moment. General house work etc. ongoing.

JKSLtd Sat 12-Jan-13 13:39:11

Been to kids showing of the Lorax with DS1 & a friend, friend back here for a bit of Wii time this afternoon.
DD napping, DS2 on the iPad & DH reading the papers.
In theory I could get on with stuff in peace hmm

Still full of cold though and was up in the night with hot sweats <lovely>

Other:
cash in Tesco vouchers (what for?)
list of Days Out for family this year (Resolution) More added
bag up any toys that can go for Portage workers; Started
friends long over due new baby card!)
figleaves return DONE
Xmas thank yous; List written
respond to a few Xmas cards (x 4); 1 Done
repair torn Thomas book (dd, grr) DONE
form for DS1's bowling trip; Just need food choices DONE
holiday club form for DS2 DONE
sort diary clash re party/football match; reply to party invite when sorted

Spring sorting:

Clothes:
Mine to finish

Books:
Spare room shelves
Boys bedroom shelf DONE
Playroom shelves; Started
Book People box

Toys:
Playroom Started
Boys room
DD's room
TV room (meant to be toy-free!)

Other:
DD's shelves
DH's study; Done More (esp 'exit' stuff, get rid asap)
Freezer; DH Doing slowly

Ongoing:
- family tree (scanning in old certs & photos & email contacts)
- buy picture frames to hang on the wall & hang up as many photos as poss; get sizes into phone for TKMaxx
- sort wills; nudge DH
- sort out my desk
- kids photos albums; upload onto Snapfish; order printouts; put in albums. Step 1; sort all photos on iPhoto
- sell/give away pile of unwanted stuff

JKSLtd Mon 14-Jan-13 09:56:25

On phone so quick post - waiting for snow here smile

Back to toy/book sorting today
Some laundry
Research new tablecloth

SlatternismyMiddlename Mon 14-Jan-13 10:59:13

Hope you are feeling better this morning JKS.

I did a big tidy up in my bedroom on Saturday which principally involved removing DC's stuff from my room to theirs, hanging up clothes and dusting. It looks and feels so much better.

DH was working yesterday so I didn't get as much done as I had hoped.

When I'm back home tonight

make dinner
attend PTA
ironing
bags ready for tomorrow

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