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 Thu 14-Feb-13 18:17:34

I am intrigued by totem pole making grin

Dd is better but seems to have a v sensitive gag reflex, the slightest thing and up comes everything hmm

FreakoidOrganisoid Thu 14-Feb-13 22:49:32

grin jks. They have been learning about native Americans at school, had a campfire and all sorts. We had to make headdresses a couple of weeks ago and one keener child also made a totem pole of his family and so the teachers thought it would make a lovely half term activity for us all <grr >

cikecaka Fri 15-Feb-13 16:10:31

Just back from a hike with the Beavers to discover that the glass on the inside of my oven has slid down! Anyone know what I could do?

JKSLtd Fri 15-Feb-13 20:01:04

CC - no real idea sorry! I always start with Google; brand name + problem and usually someone else has had it before. Good luck.

Freak - that kind of thing can really put you off a teacher, can't it?! (and the keener kid's family too!!). What did you make it out of? Are you a dab hand with a carving chisel and a lump of wood? grin

DD did not puke today, yay!
Had a busy day with PTA + DD; soft play + DS1; new pub playground + 3 DC.
They are all in bed and pizza is in the oven.
There may be wine in my glass too smile

Not sure what our plans are for half term but they include:
- DS2 first attempt at school holiday club (Tues)
- SN playgroup (Wed)
- blood donation (me, Fri)
+
- poss Thomasland trip (Mon or Thurs)
- poss visit PIL (DH may have some work down their way so we could all go together)
- poss day at friends for DS1

SlatternismyMiddlename Fri 15-Feb-13 21:10:03

Good evening fellow slatterns/list makers extraordinaire/ domestic goddess wannabes.

I have not had the best week - DD had her first febrile seizure and was taken to hospital by ambulance. Fortunately she is feeling much better (however I have aged at least 10 years).

House is a tip but I don't care. Will sort it out, with the aid of a fantabulously comprehensive list, later.

JKS - glad you are no longer on vomit patrol.

I am away to feel inadequate about my lack of totem pole making skills and to drink wine

JKSLtd Fri 15-Feb-13 21:14:24

Slattern - wine & plenty of it, I recommend! I know DS2's first seizure was a stressful blur of a nightmare. Thank goodness it was a febrile one and hopefully never again. But be prepared, I have a friend who's son had lots of them sad Once you are prone to them I think they can happen more often. Hopefully the docs told you some stuff, but keep a close eye on her temp if/when she's ill and get in there early with calpol/etc.

Back to the wine

SlatternismyMiddlename Fri 15-Feb-13 21:29:40

Thanks JKS, the ambulance people and doctors were all brilliant. She is home with medication in case it happens again but I certainly will not be as blasé about temperatures as I have been in the past. My lovely DH went out and bought 2 paediatric first aid books 'just in case' and wants to send me on a first aid course! I think he is suffering from 'not being there' guilt.

cikecaka Fri 15-Feb-13 23:15:58

Slattern, hope she is ok! Must have been terribly frightening for you,

cikecaka Sat 16-Feb-13 10:08:16

Unload Dishwasher/Load again
Washing
Tumble drier
Prepare lunch
Clear counters
Sweep Floor
Tidy Hall
Downstairs loo
Clear Table

SlatternismyMiddlename Sat 16-Feb-13 12:54:05

Thanks CC. If you saw her today you wouldn't have a clue she had been poorly. Kids - designed to give their parents love and terror in equal measure smile

I have a splitting headache today so not sure how much I will get done, but here goes

Locate myriad of random clothing from around the house
Sort washing into loads
Put wash on
Strip bed
Put Christmas wrapping paper back in its home blush
Reload dishwasher
Wash rest of dishes
Clean countertops
Make lunch
Make dinner
Tidy DD's room
Change DC's bed linen
Try to locate surface of kitchen table
Put stuff from fridge in freezer
Clean bathroom
Try to organise ironing pile into semblance of order
Tidy hall

See you later. Hope you are all having a good weekend.

JKSLtd Sat 16-Feb-13 13:06:09

My day:
Toilet
Bed
Repeat

hmm

SlatternismyMiddlename Sat 16-Feb-13 13:46:53

Oh JKS -hope you are ok.

cikecaka Sat 16-Feb-13 15:10:07

oh JKS, feel better soon!
DD2 gave me her laptop this morning and I have got nothing done! I am away to Dublin tomorrow with 5 teenagers and staying overnight because DD1 and her friends are goig to Justin Bieber! DD2 is coming as well but not going to the concert

FreakoidOrganisoid Sat 16-Feb-13 16:38:00

Eek slattern, glad she is ok now.

Hope you feel better soon.

Today's dones
3 loads washed and dried
Kitchen cleaned & 2 more cupboards sorted
Colouring pencil & crayon cull
Downstairs hoovered
Kitchen floor mopped
Bathroom floor mopped
Bathroom sink cleaned
Shower head descaled
Wii drawer tidied
Tv stand dusted

Hmm doesn't look much written down sad

FreakoidOrganisoid Sat 16-Feb-13 16:38:37

The feel better was to jks!

JKSLtd Sat 16-Feb-13 18:09:39

Wasn't sure which end needed the toilet each time (tmi sorry!), was never actually sick in the end and I am starting to feel human again now. Have spent the day being useless, bed or sofa. At least I timed it right for a day when DH is home, phew.

Tomorrow:
- catch up on everything gone to chaos today!

SlatternismyMiddlename Sat 16-Feb-13 18:43:18

Freakoid your list looks like you got loads done!

I went for a wee lie down this afternoon so haven't got much done

Locate myriad of random clothing from around the house
Sort washing into loads
Put wash on
Strip bed
Put Christmas wrapping paper back in its home
Reload dishwasher. DONE
Wash rest of dishes. DONE
Clean countertops. DONE
Make lunch. DONE
Make dinner. DONE
Tidy DD's room
Change DC's bed linen
Try to locate surface of kitchen table. DONE
Put stuff from fridge in freezer
Clean bathroom
Try to organise ironing pile into semblance of order
Tidy hall

But still going!

cikecaka Sun 17-Feb-13 08:56:45

Happy Birthday to me! Birthday to be spent with 5 teenagers who are hyper over going to Dublin for Justin Bieber

TO DO
Buy earphones
Stay calm
Enjoy Peace of hotel room to myself!

SlatternismyMiddlename Sun 17-Feb-13 09:31:52

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear cikecakaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Happy birthday to you.

JKSLtd Sun 17-Feb-13 09:53:09

Happy Birthday CC!

Hope you get to enjoy the hotel & peace bit smile

I'm mostly feeling better but feeble.
Have lots to do but both ds2 & dd are doing explosive poos so laundry is top priority.

SlatternismyMiddlename Sun 17-Feb-13 12:37:42

Been at it all morning but seem to be getting nowhere. DC's causing chaos wherever they go.

Locate myriad of random clothing from around the house. DONE
Sort washing into loads. DONE
Put wash on. DONE X3
Strip bed. DONE
Put Christmas wrapping paper back in its home
Reload dishwasher. DONE
Wash rest of dishes. DONE AGAIN
Clean countertops. DONE AGAIN
Make lunch. DONE
Make dinner. DONE
Tidy DD's room
Change DC's bed linen
Try to locate surface of kitchen table. DONE
Put stuff from fridge in freezer
Clean bathroom
Try to organise ironing pile into semblance of order. DONE
Tidy hall

JKSLtd Sun 17-Feb-13 16:40:04

Am plodding along with laundry, dive some toy tidying - though same as Slattern, the DC undo my work faster than I can tidy...
Have sat and done the crosswords properly for the first time in ages, oh and booked a hotel & Thomasland tickets smile

FreakoidOrganisoid Sun 17-Feb-13 20:13:59

Happy birthday Cc!

Today i did my coursework!!!
And cooked a roast. And exercised. And not a lot else grin

twinklesparkles Mon 18-Feb-13 09:25:21

Wow! You're all so good..

I've done nothing and no motivation to do anything

I made dh packed lunch and sent him off to work.
Wrapped his birthday pressie and gave cards.

Now I'm sitting on my backside, ds is playing in his room. Which he tidied himself this morning bless him smile

Think I'm gonna put some washing on the line.... Sunny but cold and it just never dries sad so disheartening. Especially when its been out there all day.

Urgh... Sorry not a very motivating post hmm

FreakoidOrganisoid Mon 18-Feb-13 17:07:01

Ha twinkle today I have done barely anything. Went to work, went to supermarket, sent some stroppy emails, dinner is cooking and i have exercised. That is it!

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