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.

FreakoidOrganisoid Sun 20-Jan-13 13:35:06

I've been doing itbut it is taking longer than thought. Probably due to my swimmy head. One question left and health safety booklet then i am done.

Minimammoth Sun 20-Jan-13 13:37:52

Don't think antihistamine will help with a viral reaction but a lemsip might. Is it done yet Freaki?
Snowing some more here. So we're having a tidy up day.
Printer has been playing up so its now out of office of doom, leaving me a big space on the deskshock. I'll be in there Monday in a special decompression suit to MOVE STUFF ABOUT.

JKSLtd Mon 21-Jan-13 09:23:38

Right boys are at school yey, so must get on with stuff today. Me & dd still in pjs though.
Going to take her out for a play in the snow later smile

cikecaka Mon 21-Jan-13 09:46:43

Morning, just a quick list for now! Phone needs to be charged

Make Lunch
Empty Dishwasher
Tidy Kitchen
Washing

cikecaka Mon 21-Jan-13 11:26:34

Make Lunch
Empty Dishwasher RELOADED
Tidy Kitchen
Brush Floor DONE
Wash Floor DONE
Washing 2nd LOAD ON
Hang up Washing 1st LOAD on clothes horses

JKSLtd Mon 21-Jan-13 14:08:09

It's snowing again here smile
Though not forecast which is random...

Today:
- lots of laundry Last lot in TD
- ironing Lots done
- putting away
- tidy tv room DONE
(incl. under sofa cushions, no treasure found sadly)
-play in snow with DD DONE
- lunch & DD nap Done/Doing
- Asda receipt check online
- swimming dates into diary
- try and tackle inbox? (41)
- look up next books for DS1 in series
- sch runs, tex x 4 & tidy up
- Beavers? (truly cba today!)
- DC to bed/early night for me

Spring sorting:

Clothes:
Mine to finish

Books:
Spare room shelves
Book People box DONE

Toys:
Boys room
DD's room
TV room; Started; More Done

Other:
DD's shelves; Started
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
- 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; More done
- friends long over due new baby card DONE
- Xmas thank yous; List written
- respond to a few Xmas cards (x 4); 1 Done
- sticker chart for toilet/potty training; Started

JKSLtd Mon 21-Jan-13 16:21:28

DS1 & I have decided to cancel Beavers for tonight smile

Today:
- lots of laundry Last lot in TD
- ironing Lots done
- putting away
- tidy tv room DONE
(incl. under sofa cushions, no treasure found sadly)
-play in snow with DD DONE
- lunch & DD nap DONE
- Asda receipt check online DONE
- swimming dates into diary DONE
- try and tackle inbox? (41)
- look up next books for DS1 in series Bidding on eBay
- sch runs DONE, tex x 4 & tidy up
- Beavers? (truly cba today!) nope
- DC to bed/early night for me

Spring sorting:

Clothes:
Mine to finish

Books:
Spare room shelves

Toys:
Boys room
DD's room
TV room; Started; More Done

Other:
DD's shelves; Started
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
- 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; More done
- friends long over due new baby card DONE
- Xmas thank yous; List written
- respond to a few Xmas cards (x 4); 1 Done
- sticker chart for toilet/potty training; Started

FreakoidOrganisoid Mon 21-Jan-13 17:28:12

Don't blame you jks.
Pathetic list today of
All up etc
Dc to school
Me to work
Haircut
Cook dinner
Exercise

I will obv clean up after dinner and really need to hoover but we'll see...

SlatternismyMiddlename Tue 22-Jan-13 10:34:07

How are you feeling Freakoid?

My DS was so excited this morning as for the first time we had snow! However by the time we were going out the door for school it had turned to slush, you couldnt have made a snow ball never mind a snowman. He has now decided he will 'pray to God' for more snow, I'm not being flippant - he has actually taken to praying for snow!

My house is not too bad but the ironing mountain is looming again. So my list for today and tomorrow is

Iron
Iron
Iron

cikecaka Tue 22-Jan-13 11:31:28

Quick list again, will read back in a while. Have been out and got back later than I thought!

Make Lunch
Empty Dishwasher
Tidy Kitchen
Washing

FreakoidOrganisoid Tue 22-Jan-13 12:48:39

Am ok ta slattern, just coldy. The fuzzy head has mostly gone now.

This afternoon I need to
Make cakes
Wash up
Put away clean washing
Hoover upstairs
Hoover downstairs
Litter tray
Clean sink and drainer

Best get cracking

JKSLtd Tue 22-Jan-13 13:32:38

Ug, DS2 woke at 3.30 and i'm not kidding. I tried to resettle him until 5 when i gave up and brought him downstairs.
Just been called out to his school to bring him home as he's so tired. SO he's currently in bed.
The joy of being 5, grr.

Today:
- remember to wake DS2 before too long hmm
- tackle email Inbox
- some rattlesnake research/printout for DS1's homework...
- DS2's birthday diary entry
- try to weigh & measure DS2 for birthday records
- sch run
- tea x 4 & tidy up
- DC bath & bed
- me to orchestra

Spring sorting:

Clothes:
Mine to finish

Books:
Spare room shelves

Toys:
Boys room
DD's room
TV room; Started; More Done

Other:
DD's shelves; Started
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
- 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; More done
- Xmas thank yous; List written
- respond to a few Xmas cards (x 3)
- sticker chart for toilet/potty training; Started

FreakoidOrganisoid Tue 22-Jan-13 13:59:52

Cakes made just need to be iced.
Washing up done
Recycling put out
Washing put away
Whole house hoovered

Just going to do litter tray and bins then put washing up away so I can do the sink and drainer. Might even have time for some dusting or window cleaning

FreakoidOrganisoid Tue 22-Jan-13 14:01:02

Jk ds has been similar recently. Has gone back to waking at 4 or 5 everyday. Thought he had outgrown that sad

cikecaka Wed 23-Jan-13 10:23:32

Make Lunch
Empty Dishwasher
Tidy Kitchen
Washing

cikecaka Wed 23-Jan-13 11:18:42

Make Lunch Casserole On
Empty Dishwasher RELOADED ON
Tidy Kitchen table
Long Counter DONE
Sink Done
Small Counter
Clean round microwave
Sweep floor
Wash floor
Sitting room
Washing 1st Wash on

Minimammoth Wed 23-Jan-13 11:34:30

Freezing here and we've had a lot more snow. Am doing DHs admin, which means head in computer.
House nice and tidy though as I have given in to having a cleaner.
Sympathy for those dealing with early rising children.
I just fancy a home made cake, can you just pop over with one, someone. < eyes up Freakis' cakes>

cikecaka Wed 23-Jan-13 11:51:27

Same thought Mini, would love a home made cake to go with my coffee.
So jealous of your cleaner envy

JKSLtd Wed 23-Jan-13 13:31:45

DS2 up at 3.50 today. Marginally better than yesterday's 3.30. <searching for the positive>
Luckily it was DH's turn!

Boys bunkbeds have arrived and are up and ready, yey! I really hope they like them. Who knows what it will do to sleep patterns...

Rest of today:
- orchestra/DS1's swimming/home for tea/show them bunkbeds/bath & bed
- collapse on the sofa
Also:
- tackle email Inbox
- DS2's birthday diary entry, present list & TQs
- try to weigh & measure DS2 for birthday records

Spring sorting:

Clothes:
Mine to finish

Books:
Spare room shelves

Toys:
Boys room
DD's room
TV room; Started; More Done

Other:
DD's shelves; Started
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
- 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; More done
- Xmas thank yous; List written
- respond to a few Xmas cards (x 2)
- sticker chart for toilet/potty training; Started
- sort boys room out properly, what to put back in where, etc
- sort DD's room, move her into bed (eek)
- sort spare room/dumping ground
- poss more storage boxes for under beds?

cikecaka Wed 23-Jan-13 14:36:39

You have my sympathies JKS, DD3 goes through stages of this! Nothing worse than sleep deprivation!

Make Lunch Casserole On
Empty Dishwasher RELOADED AGAIN
Tidy Kitchen table
Long Counter DONE
Sink Done
Small Counter DONE
Clean round microwave DONE
Sweep floor
Wash floor
Sitting room
Clean out fire DONE
Washing 3rd Wash on

SlatternismyMiddlename Wed 23-Jan-13 15:01:11

Afternoon all.

I am currently envy with all this talk of cleaners and cakes. Between the thread about baking cakes and DH watching great British bake off I'm surrounded by cakes! I don't bake, never have. I have toyed with the idea of learning but always decided that I had enough problems controlling my weight, it would be impossible with baked goods in the house. But DH is now suggesting we try together - not sure if I can resist.

Ironing mountain is down a bit (no longer visible from space), and what has been done has been put away.

Kitchen counters done.

Kitchen table OF DOOM cleared!

I'm spending the rest of the afternoon playing with DCs.

JKSLtd Wed 23-Jan-13 19:44:10

The boys are both rucked up very happy in their new bunkbeds smile

Let's hope it works some magic on DS2 & his sleeping ...

JKSLtd Thu 24-Jan-13 11:33:27

Of course that was meant to say tucked up.

Today:
- sch runs DONE
- Jo Jingles with DD DONE
- round corner for few bits DONE
- laundry; wm & td on
- lunch & tidy kitchen & DD nap
- be productive!!
- DS1 from school late after drama club
- to McDs with all 3 hmm
- DC to bed, tv & bed

Also:
- tackle email Inbox
- DS2's birthday diary entry, present list & TQs
- try to weigh & measure DS2 for birthday records

Spring sorting:

Clothes:
Mine to finish

Books:
Spare room shelves

Toys:
Boys room
DD's room
TV room; Started; More Done

Other:
DD's shelves; Started
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
- 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; More done
- Xmas thank yous; List written
- respond to a few Xmas cards (x 2)
- sticker chart for toilet/potty training; Started
- sort boys room out properly, what to put back in where, etc
- sort DD's room, move her into bed (eek)
- sort spare room/dumping ground
- poss more storage boxes for under beds?

cikecaka Thu 24-Jan-13 15:03:32

Hope they did ok JKS, busy morning here. Scouts this eve so need to get organised.

Make dinner for DCs
Load Dishwasher
Washing
Sweep Floor
Clean Sitting Room
Hoover Floor

cikecaka Thu 24-Jan-13 15:18:59

While I have time I want to write out my list for tomorrow

HALL
Clear out toys understairs
Sort out baskets in hall
Sort Shoestand
Move coats
Sweep Floor
Hoover Floor
Mop Floor

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