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.

Minimammoth Wed 03-Oct-12 16:18:05

List of accomplishments
Sort washing, attempt to dry it. Washing part done -drying hopeless
Attempt belly pork recipe. Cooking now and smells good
Write report. Chickened out
Check prep for weekend yup
Tidy bedroom change bed yup
Filing nope
Ring re -mortgage thingy yup
Pick beans and raspberries yup
Do something creative with beans and raspberries. Erm...
Watch bake off -half baked

FreakoidOrganisoid Wed 03-Oct-12 18:37:52

Today i have
Filled clothing bag and put out for collection
Taken kids to school
Gone to work (horrible knackering day)
Come home
Put dinner in oven
Picked up dc from.cm
Paid cm
Gone to shop
Eaten dinner
Made lunch for tomorrow
Washed up and tidied kitchen
Bathed dc
Done bit of exercise

I have not tackled any of the doom.

Now going ti put dc to bed and shower before bf comes round. I will be in my pjs! too tired to get dressed etc again.

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Wed 03-Oct-12 19:15:41

Glad everyone is doing well.

I've missed the PTA meeting. Only got home a bit ago. It is a small village school so they start early.

Today
Vitamins done
DD to CM done
Work done
Dinner - Fish & Chips blush
PTA Meeting? missed it
Cleaner in today - hurrah

List
Pick up dry cleaning
Get new tyres on car
Money for swimming for DS
Present for friend in NZ
Birthday cards x2
Stuff to charity shop - still in back of car, chuck in boots
Check kids bank accounts
Check life insurance policies
Plan DD's birthday party - send invites.
Lunch with friend on Thurs

issimma Wed 03-Oct-12 21:14:22

Rather than my shameful not-done list, here's what I have done:

DD to nursery for the morning (and back again)
Weekly shop and meal plan (including coffee and Red magazine in cafe)
Online banking
Tidy up house (it's tidier than yesterday, just not clean)
Put laundry away
2 x DW loads
1 x WM load

Bloody kitchen floor still needs cleaning! Tomorrow will be better, although probably not as toddler is home all day grin

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Thu 04-Oct-12 09:17:21

Morning ladies. Not doing that great on my list so far this week...

Today
Vitamins done
DD to nursery done
Work
Dinner -

List
Pick up dry cleaning
Get new tyres on car
Present for friend in NZ
Stuff to charity shop - still in back of car, chuck in boots
Check kids bank accounts
Check life insurance policies
Plan DD's birthday party - send invites.
Lunch with friend on Thurs
Pay CM / nursery

Alibabaandthe40nappies Thu 04-Oct-12 10:00:46

Morning everyone. Didn't manage a list yesterday, totally manic day with a hospital appointment for DS1 and swimming lessons plus DH underfoot and my parents! The house was like a bomb site by bedtime and is still in some chaos.

I have a friend coming for lunch today so I am skipping toddlers (friend is bringing her DD with her so DS2 will have some company) in order to sort the house out and get some jobs done.

THURSDAY
Ring for GP appointment - done 4pm Tuesday for both boys
School run - done
Online banking
Dishwasher/kitchen etc
Put away some old toys
Take boxes of clothes upstairs to sort - next size into DS2's drawer, too small things away.
Hoover house
Clean patio doors
Finalise Waitrose order for tomorrow
Lunch with friend
School run
Boys tea
DH home
Baths and bed
Our dinner
Tidy up and sleep

THIS WEEK/VERY SOON
Do online part of CRB check
Present for friend
Ring about new tyre for my car
Boys summer clothes away
Look at what fits DS1 (not much) and buy new winter things
FILING DOOM

Slatternismymiddlename Thu 04-Oct-12 11:21:18

Is it too late to join? I need motivation. I have written endless lists but it's finishing them I need to concentrate on.

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Thu 04-Oct-12 14:37:59

Slatternismymiddlename - its never too late to join. You can do those annoying jobs. we will cheer you on.

Today
Vitamins done
DD to nursery done
Work
Dinner -
Bought new bra the excitement

List
Pick up dry cleaning
Get new tyres on car
Present for friend in NZ
Stuff to charity shop - still in back of car, chuck in boots
Check kids bank accounts
Check life insurance policies
Plan DD's birthday party - send invites.
Lunch with friend on Thurs done was nice
Pay CM / nursery

Minimammoth Thu 04-Oct-12 16:24:59

<hands on hips-stern> Half... I am looking at you.... Get those new tyres on that car..... Love ya really, keep the DCs safe though.
<more kindly> Slatternis ... write down those things and join us in creating a corner of doom.
Mine is still the officeblush

JKSLtd Thu 04-Oct-12 21:06:03

Today:
Drink beer done
Drink sangria done
Drink mojito done
Drink cava doing

grin

Hic

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Thu 04-Oct-12 21:34:32

grin

Slatternismymiddlename Thu 04-Oct-12 22:16:46

I'm currently making my way through cheesecake and sky+.

I'm going to put my list on tonight so I can't cheat tomorrow by shortening it

Take ds to school
Drs apt
Vacuum dcs rooms
Vacuum my room
Clean bathrooms

This weekend
Pack for DH's trip
Sort out CRB application
Tackle ironing mountain to try to make it a hill
Enjoy evening with friends, takeout, wine and wii dance

Alibabaandthe40nappies Thu 04-Oct-12 23:18:40

List done smile

Tomorrow
School runs etc
Gym
MIL coming for the afternoon and school pick up
Shopping being delivered
Maybe tackle some of the this week/soon list?

JKS envy grin

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Fri 05-Oct-12 12:15:46

About to pop into town so hopefully can cross off some jobs.

Today
Vitamins
DD to CM done
Work
Dinner -

List
Pick up dry cleaning
Get new tyres on car
Present for friend in NZ
Stuff to charity shop - still in back of car, chuck in boots
Check kids bank accounts
Check life insurance policies
Plan DD's birthday party - send invites.
Pay CM done Pay nursery

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Fri 05-Oct-12 13:42:28

Today
Vitamins
DD to CM done
Work
Dinner - picked up something

List
Pick up dry cleaning - couldn't park
Get new tyres on car
Present for friend in NZ
Stuff to charity shop - still in back of car, chuck in boots DONE!
Check kids bank accounts
Check life insurance policies
Plan DD's birthday party - send invites.
Pay CM done Pay nursery

Slatternismymiddlename Fri 05-Oct-12 20:06:48

I had a good morning. I was on limited time so was very focused. Afternoon was not so great.

Take ds to school - done
Drs apt - done
Vacuum dcs room - done
Vacuum my room
Clean bathrooms - 2 out of 3 done

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Sat 06-Oct-12 09:37:44

Well done SIMMN sounds like you are getting some stuff done.

Have put dishy on
Still need to pick up dry cleaning

Lifeisontheup Sat 06-Oct-12 12:02:43

I went out for dinner last night and had a tad too much wine blush so am feeling a little fragile now but need to get on.
List for today is:-
Tidy and clean kitchen
Hoover and dust through
Clean bathroom and downstairs loo.
Put towels in to wash
Change bed linen

Tomorrows list
Start studying for my new OU degree.
Go and see FIL with DH

TheArtisticSlattern Sat 06-Oct-12 12:06:46

Hope everyone is o.k.

Here is my list update:

Procrastinate with a few jobs in between. blush

Need to go shopping soon, just having a coffee first!

<gets a stern look from DH>

Lifeisontheup Sat 06-Oct-12 16:53:20

Reasonably good day,especially with a hangover. smile

Tidy and clean kitchen -Done
Hoover and dust through-Done
Clean bathroom and downstairs loo. Done
Put towels in to wash Done
Change bed linen Done

Now going to have a bath in my lovely clean bathroom with my lovely clean towels.

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Sat 06-Oct-12 18:51:41

Arggh just lost post

Life - well done for getting stuff done with hangover. Not ideal

Today
Vitamins Done
Dinner - ?
Get some clothes for work done

List
Pick up dry cleaning - Done
Get new tyres on car
Present for friend in NZ
Check kids bank accounts
Check life insurance policies
Plan DD's birthday party - send invites.
Pay CM done Pay nursery

Slatternismymiddlename Sun 07-Oct-12 10:40:11

Oooops, I have a little bit of a hangover this morning so not sure how much will be done this morning. (but it was worth it!)

Lifeisontheup Sun 07-Oct-12 17:00:13

No hangover today.smile
List:
Tidy kitchen- done
Empty dishwasher- done
Do washing-done
Start OU course- induction week finished on one module and other one started.
Gym-done

Tomorrow:
Up at 4.00am for work so nothing to do then
Cook supper
Tidy up after cooking
Wash uniform for Tuesday.
Hopefully fit in an hours study.

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Sun 07-Oct-12 19:16:03

Evening

I don't envy your 4am start Life!

List
Online food shop
Meal plan for the week

Bunkbed for DS's room. Swap kids rooms round.
Get new tyres on car
Present for friend in NZ
Check kids bank accounts
Check life insurance policies
Plan DD's birthday party - send invites.
Pay CM done Pay nursery

Lifeisontheup Sun 07-Oct-12 20:47:33

I don't envy myself, but needs must. off to bed in a minute.

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