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 Sat 09-Feb-13 13:41:03

Am trying to guess JKS 's event, now, consort hmmm. Must be Lady Gaga.

JKSLtd Sat 09-Feb-13 21:03:57

Lady Gaga? hmm, not quite! grin

It won't make the news! I think there are several of these kinds of events a week and our 'hostess with the mostess' is prob totally fed up with them so I feel sorry for her tbh. But that's not going to stop me having a good gawk at the surroundings grin

Been at friends all day, DS2 was sick once there, then in the car, then again in bed. <sigh>

TO DO:
wash first pukey lot of stuff Doing
wash next lot of pukey stuff
check on DS2
be prepared for not much sleep...

Minimammoth Sun 10-Feb-13 12:22:16

Will the surroundings be somewhat palacial?

JKSLtd Sun 10-Feb-13 14:09:26

One could describe them as such grin

Luckily DS2 wasn't sick again and has eaten & kept food down today.

DONE:
lots of laundry
DS1's homework
walk round corner for bits for lunch

TO DO:
some ironing
watch rugby
school bags
dinner & tidy kitchen
DC bath & bed
tv & bed (slept terribly listening out for DS2 last night)

Minimammoth Sun 10-Feb-13 15:11:05

My experience of such a venue was to be impressed by the mahoosive flower arrangements.

JKSLtd Sun 10-Feb-13 20:04:21

Will keep eye out for them grin

Haven't done ironing, cba, will do it tomorrow, maybe.

Monday:
morning routine
DS1's school assembly (will have to get DD up earlier than normal)
DS2's school mum opening a cafe at lunchtime, may go with DD
ironing
sch runs
Beavers
(poss pop to Asda with 2 DC?)
DC to bed
me out to a birthday dinner with other mums

cikecaka Mon 11-Feb-13 09:53:15

Morning folks, DC on half term this week! DD3 has a friend coming later so that should keep her amused

Clear Kitchen Table
Dishwasher ON
Clean counters
Washing
Clean sitting room

FreakoidOrganisoid Mon 11-Feb-13 09:56:52

Half Term Doom List
My wardrobe
Handprints/scuff marks etc off walls
Kitchen - Sort and deep clean

cikecaka Mon 11-Feb-13 11:14:31

Clear Kitchen Table
Dishwasher ON
Clean counters
Washing 1st one on
Clean sitting room done

JKSLtd Mon 11-Feb-13 14:17:36

Freak - can you do my kitchen next?! grin

DONE:
morning routine
DS1's assembly
drop off clarinet for service/repair
lunch at cafe opening
DD's nap (Doing)
lots of ironing

TO DO:
half hour sit down
put away ironing
last few bits of ironing later maybe
sch runs
DC tea & tidy up
DS1 Beavers + Asda run with other 2
DC to bed
me out to dinner with sch mums

Spring sorting:
Spare room bookshelves
DD's bedroom toys
TV room toys; Started
DH's study; Big space cleared

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
- eBay stuff
- cash in Tesco vouchers (what for - towards a day out, just which one)
- list of Days Out for family this year (Resolution) More added
- sort DD's room, move her into bed (eek)
- poss more storage boxes for under beds?
- return 3 dresses to Asos DONE
- organise trip to London tomorrow: Need to confirm venue for meeting friend; Need to plan where I'm going to go shopping; Need to check again re shows; Need to pack overnight bag

FreakoidOrganisoid Mon 11-Feb-13 17:29:02

You'll be waiting a while jks, i have done one cupboard!

FreakoidOrganisoid Mon 11-Feb-13 17:36:46

I bought one of those magic eraser things today and set the kids loose in the hallway and lounge with it. Amazing! It has got rid of marks i have been trying to scrub off since I moved in! God knows how it works.

JKSLtd Mon 11-Feb-13 18:28:40

PMSL Freak - I have one of those and I'm such a slattern I've never used it! blush

Grr I'm aggravated by the sodding Beavers group! They always over-run timewise, I've got the other 2 DC in the car/in the cold, it's gone 6pm, I want to get home, etc, etc. Today I called DS1, of course he didn't hear - of course he isn't already at the door, sigh. So I asked/said can I go in, got him and left. Both a lady in the hall & the one at the door looked at me like I was an alien.
I just want to pick him up at 6 and leave. No I do not want a leaflet about buying lots of cards through them, no I don't particularly care to stand about outside waiting indefinitely while you guys finish up and he decides to wander to the door. Gah, I'm annoyed.

<and breathe>

Over for another week....

DONE:
morning routine
DS1's assembly
drop off clarinet for service/repair
lunch at cafe opening
DD's nap (Doing)
lots of ironing
half hour sit down
last few bits of ironing later maybe
sch runs
DC tea & tidy up
DS1 Beavers + Asda run with other 2

TO DO:
put away ironing
DC to bed
me out to dinner with sch mums

Spring sorting:
Spare room bookshelves
DD's bedroom toys
TV room toys; Started
DH's study; Big space cleared

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
- eBay stuff
- cash in Tesco vouchers (what for - towards a day out, just which one)
- list of Days Out for family this year (Resolution) More added
- sort DD's room, move her into bed (eek)
- poss more storage boxes for under beds?
- organise trip to London tomorrow: Need to confirm venue for meeting friend; Need to plan where I'm going to go shopping; Need to check again re shows; Need to pack overnight bag

cikecaka Mon 11-Feb-13 21:07:41

Pmsl JKS. I am a beaver leader and it was near 15 mins late before ours got out this eve, that's cause they were all hyper and couldn't get them to finish their valentine cards

FreakoidOrganisoid Tue 12-Feb-13 09:24:16

I have the opposite with dds drama class jks, i get there on time and she is one of the last ones left- they can't wait to chuck them out!

Today's list
All up etc-still need to get dressed
Load of washing on- done
Load of washing dried-
Clean washing away-
Go to shop -
Make pancake batter-
Hoover downstairs -
Mop kitchen -
Quick wipe round bathroom -
Sort my wardrobe -
Hoover upstairs -
Exercise - DONE (get me!)
Make pancakes -

My parents might be coming today so I really should get cracking!

SlatternismyMiddlename Tue 12-Feb-13 13:59:50

Hello.

I had one of those eraser things last year and it was brilliant, but as usual I forgot to replace it and so the scuffs have returned.

Things are a bit hectic in Slattern land - DH on night shift so is as much use as a chocolate teapot, DD is poorly, DS is high maintenance and I can't remember a time when work has been this busy. On top of all that a senior family member has passed away sad. Its half term next week and that will use up all my baby sitting favours while I am at work so no child free time.

Moan over. And breathe (to quote JKS)

I can't think about a list at the moment but will do so later for tomorrow.

cikecaka Wed 13-Feb-13 15:33:38

JKS, have I annoyed you, please come back thanks wine

Clean Kitchen
Empty Tumble drier
Put on Dishwasher
Washing
Ironing

JKSLtd Wed 13-Feb-13 17:55:56

Haha CC you haven't, I was away! I'll have the flowers but maybe less of the wine after last night blush

I went to London and did some shopping, crikey it's exhausting!!
I managed to get a winter coat in the sales (320 down to 190) from North Face which I've been needing desperately these last few weeks - cue unseasonal heatwave...
And tried on some Levi's so know the size I need, they just didn't have the shorter ones in stock so I'll order them online later.
A dress from Reiss in the sale (but not quite right for the do in March) (195 down to 58)
and a silk top from Monsoon, not in the sale but I liked it.

Oh and I went to Rigby & Pellar and got measured by a rather scary Irina from Eastern Europe. Bought one very boring plain bra (for £55!!) so that I can wear it with lots of stuff, she settled on 30C which is doable, wonder if my 28s are actually a little too tight really.

Had a lovely Mexican dinner with DH & my brother who lives in London, too much wine was had by me though, oops!

Meanwhile, DD has been throwing up since I left, and the Nanny has just gone home early cos she's sick too. Oh dear. DD has eaten some tea so I'm just waiting to see if it comes back up...

TO DO:
DC bath & bed
quick tidy round
take tags off my new coat so I can wear if for school run tomorrow
Levi's online shopping
look at R&P online
look at Damsel in a Dress online (saw some nice but pricey dresses by them)
some dinner for me + tv + early night

Thurs:
- try and fit in some cake baking, when?
- morning routine
- DD Jo Jingles?
- DD eye appt? (hoping to get signed off but depends on her not being sick)
- lunch & tidy kitchen
- DD nap
- laundry, general tidy, catch up on tv
- sch runs (DS1 Drama Club + cake sale)
- tea & tidy up
- DC to bed/DH home at some point/dinner

Spring sorting:
Spare room bookshelves
DD's bedroom toys
TV room toys; Started
DH's study; Big space cleared

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; Have discussed
- sort out my desk
- kids photos albums; upload onto Snapfish; order printouts; put in albums. Step 1; sort all photos on iPhoto
- eBay stuff
- cash in Tesco vouchers (what for - towards a day out, just which one)
- list of Days Out for family this year (Resolution) More added
- sort DD's room, move her into bed (eek)
- poss more storage boxes for under beds?

FreakoidOrganisoid Thu 14-Feb-13 08:54:31

Sounds like a successful trip jks smile

Today i need to
Sort my wardrobe (still!)
Help ds make a totem pole hmm
Do some coursework

Bf and i did valentines yesterday as he plays football on thursdays. He got me champagne, i got him some silly bits like lovehearts and rolos. Whoops! In my defence i had told him i wasn't a valentinesy person!

cikecaka Thu 14-Feb-13 10:46:50

Aww Freakoid! DH made me a card and wrote his own poem on it about not having any money but he made me breakfast in bed instead! Was lovely!
Glad I haven't upset you JKS,
Need to get my act in gear, have been down town

Posted DS football boots back
Posted cheque for hire of hall for DD3s birthday
Did shopping

Load Dishwasher
Clear table
Put away shopping
Cook lunch
Washing

JKSLtd Thu 14-Feb-13 11:42:43

At hosp eye clinic waiting, yawn.

Managed to bake before breakfast! Sometimes the early rising is a good thing.hmm

FreakoidOrganisoid Thu 14-Feb-13 12:02:21

Ah cc stuff like that means more i think. I made bf breakfast in bed too. Cut his toast into a heart shape. He had such a headache (from mixing champagne and beer) that he didn't even notice! Talk about wasted effort!

I am not doing a good job of getting started today!

JKSLtd Thu 14-Feb-13 13:54:58

We don't really do anything major for Valentine's. I keep the same card and write the year & a kiss in it. DH is away today so I texted him a photo of it smile

He's lost the card he's meant to look after! so bought a new one, but forgot to write in it before he left.

A big priority for us then grin

Ought to try and achieve something whilst DD naps but i'm tired and cold & snug on the sofa....

Thurs:
- try and fit in some cake baking DONE
- morning routine DONE
- DD Jo Jingles DONE
- DD eye appt DONE (got to go back next year, sigh)
- lunch DONE & tidy kitchen
- DD nap Doing
- laundry, general tidy, catch up on tv Doing tv
- tidy Sky+
- sch runs (DS1 Drama Club + cake sale)
- tea & tidy up
- DC to bed/DH home at some point/dinner

Spring sorting:
Spare room bookshelves
DD's bedroom toys
TV room toys; Started
DH's study; Big space cleared
Kitchen shelves

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; Have discussed
- sort out my desk
- kids photos albums; upload onto Snapfish; order printouts; put in albums. Step 1; sort all photos on iPhoto
- eBay stuff
- cash in Tesco vouchers (what for - towards a day out, just which one)
- list of Days Out for family this year (Resolution) More added
- sort DD's room, move her into bed (eek)
- poss more storage boxes for under beds?

cikecaka Thu 14-Feb-13 15:00:17

Posted DS football boots back
Posted cheque for hire of hall for DD3s birthday
Did shopping

Load Dishwasher DONE
Clear table
Put away shopping
Cook lunch DONE
Washing
Clean hob (need to go to shop to get scourers, cilit bang and cloth not shifting it blush)

FreakoidOrganisoid Thu 14-Feb-13 16:27:30

Ah that's nice jks, i like that idea. I haven't bought a valentines card for anyone since I was 16 but thought bf deserved one grin

Wardrobe is done. Will wait for the weather to warm up before i chuck clothes out but it is all tidy with everything in its proper place now. Have also made ds' totem pole, done a load of washing ad cooked and eaten lunch. And somehow v little else hmm I think today is one of those write off days!

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