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.

GummiberryJuice Sun 07-Oct-12 23:19:35

Runs into thread, grabs hold of Ali, JKS, freak, HMHB, Mini, gives them a big squishy squashy hug, remember me,

I have a new name now, I've been meaning to call over for ages but kept losing you all, as I'm a resident on another thread now!

T'is me Plum, and guess what thread I'm a regular on now, no I haven't turned to fly................

I shall be back tomorrow with a list

Waves to all new slatterns

ComradeJing Mon 08-Oct-12 01:56:08

May I join? Todo list as long as my arm but just marking my place for now.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Mon 08-Oct-12 09:23:28

Morning all smile

Plum! <squeeze> I have just shamelessly stalked you - CONGRATULATIONS!! grin

Welcome Jing grin

Quick list before I go to the gym, DS2 has crashed out on the way home from school drop so I've a little peace smile

Dishwasher
Next load of washing
Beds/tidy upstairs etc
Get DS1's bag ready for swimming later

GummiberryJuice Mon 08-Oct-12 09:35:49

Yeap we finally decided time for no 4, dd1 is at big school now all grown up,

Someone give me a quick update on all the goings on while I've been M.I.A

right gentle list to get me back in swing of things

Hang out washing done
Get another wash on
Empty dishy
Hoover
Declutter living room
Clean out fire

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Mon 08-Oct-12 12:13:51

Welcome back Plum Gummiberryjuice <big hugs> Glad you are back, especially as I will have to generate a cake for DD and need ideas!

Update - I am back at work full time DS is now 6 and DD is nearly 3. JKS has just been on a holiday without DC's and had been keeping the old thread going. We have lots of shiney new slatterns who are bravely tacking areas of doom with sisterly prodding support.

List
Online food shop
Meal plan for the week
Pick up DS from beavers

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.
CAKE for DD!!!
Arrange IL visit
Arrange trip up north
Pay CM done Pay nursery

TheArtisticSlattern Mon 08-Oct-12 12:45:15

<waves to all> smile

I have kind of been busy --although I seem to be on an endless merry go round doing the same jobs over and over again with not much to show for it--

Lurking while I have lunch and procrastinate about washing up

FreakoidOrganisoid Mon 08-Oct-12 13:56:33

Squeeeeeeeeeeal! Plum!!!!! Congratulations! That's brought a happy tear to my eye smile

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Mon 08-Oct-12 14:04:55

Forgot to say 'Congrats' to Plum! grin

Minimammoth Mon 08-Oct-12 14:33:34

Mornin all. Congrats Gummi-plum. Can we have some detail. how far on etc. do we know girl/boy?

Remember to post card for DGD or give to DH to take up.
Buy present for dgd. Clues HMHB?
Dh's office work.
Sort tomatoe bags
Pick raspberries and not let them go mouldy this time....
sort conservatory now it's been painted
Plan work for Saturday and print.
Print I P stuff
Archive
Sort new phone.
Washing
Sort jumper cupboard and check for moth........I know ....sigh

JKSLtd Mon 08-Oct-12 15:16:50

Congrats Plum/Gummi smile

DH dithering big time over DC4 here. Not that it's on the cards for me right now either, enjoying the pg-free/bf-free time while DD keeps me busy.

Internet is dodgy, but seems to be better today.

Lots to do, lots i should be doing. Starting with getting DD up, feeding her some ate lunch, then getting DS1 from sch, to Beavers (1st time) and home gain + tea for everyone. The sofa is pinning me down though grin

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Mon 08-Oct-12 16:24:00

Mini - will text you.

List
Online food shop - got some shopping from Asda
Meal plan for the week
Pick up DS from beavers

Meal plan
Mon - Bolognese
Tues - Risotto
Wed - ?

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.
CAKE for DD!!!
Arrange IL visit
Arrange trip up north
Pay CM done Pay nursery

GummiberryJuice Mon 08-Oct-12 16:50:22

I can't believe all your babies aren't babies anymore, have I really been AWOL that long!!
Well we have been talking about it on and off for a few years then we sort said well we'll sart thinking abit more seriously about it and it happened took us both by surprise how quickly, think after 5 year gap we thought it would take a while.

Anyway I will be 17 weeks on Thursday, due 21st March and we are going to use all the will power in the world not to find out, although had a quick scan last week, as I was stressed over dd1 (now on weekly injections), think doc felt sorry for me and baby had its foot right over its head, when I told dh he immediately asked could I see anything. Coming from the man who said NO to finding out!

dd1 got an A in her 11+ and got the school of her choice and is loving it. She is still plagued with her eye problems but we are now seeing a new doctor who is determined to get her off eyedrops, as they aren't designed for long term use and she has been on them 9 years now!
ds is 9 and dd2 will be 6 eek, I moved them to a bigger school as I got very stressed about dd1 moving from such a small school to such a big school and not knowing anyone, (plus I was starting to worry that too small a class size wasn't agood thing either), so they are loving their new school thank God.
I have scaled down the number of cakes now as I am too busy getting VAT rtns in on time Mini and keeping on top of other office stuff and running to hospital appointments with dd1, I was beginning to think I was going to actually let someone down, so family cakes only now!
(Sorry wasn't such a quick update)

Freak who is the handsome man in the wedding photos?

JKS how is ds2 doing?

HMHB what kind of cake?

Hang out washing done
Get another wash on done
Empty dishy
Hoover
Declutter living room took longer than I thought
Clean out fire

But have done
school runs
trip to Tesco
dcs homeworks
unpacked shopping
cleaned living room wondows&polished

FreakoidOrganisoid Mon 08-Oct-12 18:08:12

That would be my BOYFRIEND grin Yep the same one I met in Jan shock

Glad the dc are loving their schools and well done dd1. Amazing result!

Today I've done daily stuff, made cakes, gone to work and had tea with friend. So not too bad. Struck some doom off the list last week but am still behind on the learning diaries for work and exercise isnt happening blush

Alibabaandthe40nappies Tue 09-Oct-12 09:28:30

Gummi that is fab about DD1, clever girl!

Freak - it is almost impossible to tackle doom plus keep all the regular stuff going I find. Something has to give.

Quick list before gym

Dishwasher and kitchen
Hoover downstairs
Write and post friend's birthday card (poss. send flowers?)
Book Waitrose slot for Friday

TheArtisticSlattern Tue 09-Oct-12 09:44:04

Morning all, just gonna read back through some of the thread as I don't always find the time.

I need to do a To do list today as I have a million things going round in my head.
--probably won't be able to remember all of them though when I write list--

To do:
Take a shower and make self look more respectable blush
wash up/dry up --rescue kitchen from looking like a disaster zone--
put cardboard and any other recycling out
update calender
sort paperwork chaos
write out card for friend
Try to not get distracted by tv or facebook
try not to procrastinate
do some washing

TheArtisticSlattern Tue 09-Oct-12 09:55:33

Well done on the baby news Gummi smile

I just have 2 DC but I find that is enough to cope with.

Right, I must get off here now and get some stuff done.

Catch y'all later!

JerryLeadbetter Tue 09-Oct-12 10:10:45

Morning all! Wondering if I can join please? I'm a SAHM for the time being and have 2 DCS- DS who is 20 months and DD 5 months.

Been lurking for a while and thought a thread like this would be a great motivator and I do like a list! grin

Will be back at lunchtime to actually add list but just marking my place.

Hope everyone is having a good morning!

GummiberryJuice Tue 09-Oct-12 10:58:14

Morning all

Thanks artisticslattern althoigh must say I still can't believe I'm going to have 4dcs next year.

Welcome jerry

Clean tidy kitchen
Maybe sort dinner early
Hoover

nocluenoclueatall Tue 09-Oct-12 11:07:25

This thread is giving me the collywobbles. You may all be slatterns (this I doubt) but you're bloody productive slatterns... unlike the rest of us.

Today I've:

Put a load of laundry in
Called kiddicare to find out when the new pushchair's being delivered
Taken DS to nursery
Stripped one of the beds
Had two lovely chats with old friends on the phone
Called the plumber and got him round to fix the boiler
Bled one of the radiators after he left and have broken the boiler again.

I still need to do the following:

Call an estate agent, give him a massive piece of my mind (long story) then report him to the relevant authorities (don't even go there)
Finish the tax return that's been sitting in a pile for the last three months
Hang out the washing
Put clean sheets on the bed
Tidy the house
Pick up DS
Get some shopping in for tea tonight and buy a present for MIL
Get DS fed and get out of the house in time to go out with DH tonight.

All of which may or may not get done, depending on how long I spend goofing around on MN....

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Tue 09-Oct-12 11:40:32

No clue - we aren't scary honest. We are definately not competitive slatterns. Just helping each other where we can.

Gummi- all sounds good. Congrats on DD1 11+.

List
Online food shop - got some shopping from Asda
Meal plan for the week

Meal plan
Mon - Bolognese
Tues - Risotto
Wed - ?

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.
CAKE for DD!!!
Arrange IL visit
Arrange trip up north
Pay CM done Pay nursery

TheArtisticSlattern Tue 09-Oct-12 13:08:51

I agree with HMHB. Some days I get lots done and others I don't wink
Today seems to be a good day!

List update:
To do:
Take a shower and make self look more respectable done
wash up/dry up rescue kitchen from looking like a disaster zone
put cardboard and any other recycling out done
update calender done
sort paperwork chaos
write out card for friend
Try to not get distracted by tv or facebook - not doing too bad!
try not to procrastinate hmm
do some washing

Now stopped for lunch, hope I can get going again. grin

JerryLeadbetter Tue 09-Oct-12 13:28:34

Today

-Wash winter dressing gown done
- Underwear wash on done
- Phone church re DD Christening
- Take DS library books back
- Go over neighbour's for coffee and play done
- DS lunch done
- DS and DD nap doing
- Hoover!!!!
- Friend and her DD over this afternoon
- Book hotel for wedding at end of month
- Research train tickets to travel to funeral next week
- Rubbish and recycling out for bin collection tomorrow

This week

- Iron
- Sort out small piles of doom
- Ebay items
- Paint shelves in kitchen
- Arrange drinks with old work
- Phone Vodafone re shitty signal at our house!!!
- Summer clothes put in loft

Ongoing/ non-urgent

- Sort photos online into albums and edit
- DD Premium bonds sort
- Pre-schools - research and arrange visits/put DS on waiting list

JKSLtd Tue 09-Oct-12 13:55:48

quickly trying to post while internet seems to be working.

i'm here but frustrated as i lost a long post yesterday, grr.

plodding along, getting not much done as usual.

FreakoidOrganisoid Tue 09-Oct-12 15:12:33

Todays dones

Go to work
Go to supermarket
Eat lunch
Phone delivery man re redelivery
Wrap baby presents for friend
Eat lots of crap (pmt carb fest)
Take and submit meter readings
Plug in energy smart thingy as electricity usage scarily high
Submit repeat prescription request
Online ofsted thingy

Still to do
Tidy downstairs
Pick up dc
Strip my bed and wash sheets (really need that tumble dryer)
Remake my bed
Sort/iron/put away clean washing
Sort paperwork pile of doom
Hoover upstairs
hoover downstairs
Dinner
dust??
LEARNING DIARIES (be glad I'm not your child's keyworker blush)

Minimammoth Tue 09-Oct-12 15:20:55

Well we're all excelling in making lists.
Not much done but have got some stuff done that's not on list.

Remember to post card for DGD or give to DH to take up. Got card
Buy present for dgd. Clues HMHB? still awaiting clue
Dh's office work.*some done*
Sort tomatoe bags
Pick raspberries and not let them go mouldy this time....
sort conservatory now it's been painted
Plan work for Saturday and print.
Print I P stuff
Archive
Sort new phone.
Washing done
Sort jumper cupboard and check for moth........I know ....sigh

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