I can't see your profile arti, but perhaps that's coz I'm on the iPad? Will try to look again tomorrow on the laptop.
adora we carried very warm clothes all the way round Canada (honeymoon) just for one afternoon spent on a glacier!
I got a bit carried away in the garden - was out there for 1.5hrs in the end, pulling up lots of weeds that are beginning to grow. I will ache tomorrow, but it was lovely to be out in the sun.
Other than that I did about 20 loads of washing, aired the duvets, washed the filters on the dyson, made tea for the girls, and tomorrow's breakfast & lunch for me. Clothes are all laid out, bags are packed. Am going to set my timer for 10mins pinning & then go to sleep as I am knackered.
hi everyone good to see you have been busy in my absence im soof holidays!
it was half term here last week adn as my netbook is a slow donkey i had to sacrifice logging in to update play on MN in order to keep on top of things!
friday<last day of term>was manic.little zoo went a cropper and twisted her ankle when she fell for the 2nd tie in 4days and this time it hurt and was swollen so last day was at home with mumsy..the swelling went down by the end of the day but was tender for walking for a couple of days
we had snow on the monday and tuesday and sat and sun were sunny,so a few outside oppurtunities appeared that were free! on the cleaning front i have managed to keep on top of the laundry and hotspot everyday as well as keep kitchen under control,wiping surfaces and sink after each meal so we coasted through ok and i come out this week for the first time EVER not having to relocate the livng room floor/kids rooms from debris!
on sunday i had a man come and take away 20binbags of crapulence i had sifted and sorted out! i then attacked the garden with gusto yesterday and cleared all the neighbourhood recycling that gathers in my garden<a binbag-i leave it til it drives me nuts then purge>and cut dowm all the dead hollyhock stems and brambles.i am planning to put in some edging and some nice coloured stones and pots of hostas as it doesnt get direct light and the soil is thick claggy clay,plus this will be low maintenance and neat
i took little zoo and ds to teh park after school as it was so lovely out and dd2 was at gardening club at school til 4.15-she was a mucky monkey on collection-they had been digging in the allotment<and admitted a bit throwing mud too!>
todays tadahs breakfast for zoolets make packed lunches sort zoolets/do hair school run my breakfast<in peace> shopping hot spot front room clean bathroom lunch clean cooker top and washing machine 2 loads washing done,dried and put away hung new curtains in the front room <bit too long so went out and got some cotton-will tack them up if get a chance this eve,if not tomorrow> logged in here for a bit
i have to get skates on as today is girls brigade for dd2<her social life is far better than mine1>at 6 so when i get back from school run its wash little zoo/ds and then do dinner,ready for dp to collect her at 545.she gets back at 745 and will then have a wash and go to bed as the cats have just wandered in trailing muddy footprints everywhere i shall have to go and wipe that up before collection of zoolets! see you tomorrow!
Hi Zoo good to see you back hope that ankle is better now.
Up and dressed Breakfast - ham and eggs today as OH bought far too much ham and it wouldn't have kept WM on DDs emptied DW, I cleared away breakfast things OH fed dogs Hung towels out Took DDs bowling Shopping - me groceries, DDs tat jewellery and cheap shoes Back home
Collapsed with a cup of tea. I managed to whack my knee with a bowling ball, it's now swollen bruised and very painfull. Still need to, do dinner, bring towels in, feed dogs, make an apple cake OH bought too many of those too wash my hair and do my nails.
Decluttering is coming along, last night glass jars were removed from kitchen and DD2's clothes have been weeded out. She sprouted up recently. I've joined the decluttering thread, 40 bags, or boxes, in 40 days.
I also love the word crapulance fine addition to the language.
My bedsheets are in the WM DDs are currently emptying DW, one petulantly, the other perfectly happily OH told me yesterday that he'd left 1 suitcase full (of dirty washing) so as not to have too much laundry at once, it's all on the futility room floor now. Sink was shined last night.
lovely to see you back zoo & scout (where is cats?)
hope your knee is ok adora (didn't you hurt your foot before your holiday?)
arti I have just admired your mirror & your decluttering from the laptop - am very impressed!
I have been to work this week. That's pretty much it. The girls have friends coming round in the morning to play & my BFF is coming round in the afternoon, so am not sure when I'm going to vacuum up all the fluff the cats have desposited around the house or mop the kitchen floor. <sigh>
yesterdays ta dahs breakfast for zoolets sort pack lunches chivvy them to dress/do hair school run quick stop for bread and milk my breakfast wash up and wipe surfaces s+s bathroom hot spot front room tidy out my room--pigsty/dumping ground-- lunch 2loads washing done,dry,fold and put away school run listen to reading made dinner washed up stories collapsed in front tv!
today is very busy,dp is coming and we are running lots errands<as he drives>
i got up early and did most my chores so that i dont struggle over the weekend dividing time between tasks and zoolets ta dahs washing -one load done and in drier,2nd load on s+s bathroom hot spot front room and polish/wash laminate shooed cat off surfaces in kitchen<napping>and disinfected cleaned sink and buffed drainer til sparkling wiped all tiles and cupboard fronts washed kitchen floor fed cats fed zoolets made beds
i am now going to chivvy them along to get ready,wash up and make packed lunches.will pop back late if get a chance
scout--------------> (waves chocolate medals) <waves at bessie>
crapulence is one of our favourite words arti well done on the bed!
Zoo they don't actually need the dresses, it's a pre-teen "but I needthat dress" thing. I hope you get all your errands done today.
I cleared a few things from my wardrobe last night, after the cake cooked (there's a bit left if I can tempt Scout and Cats out of hiding )
This morning's Ta Da's
Up and made coffee/tea for OH Attempted to feed dogs but they tried to barge the door Vacuumed downstairs with dogs watching through front door thinking " what's happened to breakfast?" Fed dogs once they'd calmed down Swept kitchen and futility floors My breakfast
I've realised I may struggle with this 40 bags/40 days malarkey as we've already given away loads of stuff. Lots of no longer loved clothes, from all 4 of us, went to help out after the big earthquake nearly three years ago, and we've given away furniture and some kitchen bits. That sounds like we're living in an empty house but when we moved here we left the house there fully equipped. This meant we re-bought everything here, then we moved everything from there to here. Hey presto, two houses worth of contents in 1 house.
Hello everyone! I hope that you are all OK this morning. Scout and Cats - we miss you!
I'm having a slow, groggy start morning! However I am about to start some work, I am up,showered, dressed, breakfasted and have done a bit of swish and swipe in the bathroom. There is a load of underwear in the washing machine which hopefully will prevent the pending knicker crisis! (It always creeps up on me that one! One day I have loads of clean underwear, the next, it's all suddenly migrated to the dirty laundry basket!)
OK - off to do a couple more bits and start some work - hang on in there all you steppers!
<gets telescope out and hunts for fellow steppers>
we had a very productive friday-i now have all but decent weather to sort the front garden-border edging,plum slate chips and some lovely bedding plants/pots.i am not however prepared to slave away in sub zero winds!
the weekend was zoolet time adn we had fun going for a "winter walk" at the local nature reserve saturday followed by snuggles under fluffy balnket and watching toy story 2 on dvd then some board games
sunday was the same except shopping replaced the walk
kids did flybaby rooms and i did 2 loads if washing,hot spotted the front room and swished bathroom both days so i wasnt starting this week on a back foot of messiness!
up and fed zoolets fed cats recycling to kerb made packed lunches drew pictures on lunch bags on request<alphablocks in lil zoos name,flat stanley for ds and dd2 had a moshi> chivvyed kids to get ready for school school run visit to see the head <regarding ds attendance last term-went ok .think he was just glad i actually care about my dcs education,apparently there are a number of parents at our school just CBA take kids in!> back for my breakfast gathered up some toys little zoo has outgrown and visited a friend having a baby in july,who has a little one 4 in april so moneys tight.she now has some fifi books,peppa pig house,peppa dvds and a cleaning trolley for her birthday walked down with her to collect her little one from nursery came home.emptied washing out and put into drier.next load on school rang.little zoo needs collecting-she was scarlet and very hot and quiet come back and eat my lunch<they gave her hers while wait for me> hot spot front room wash living room floor <whilst little zoo lay watching pink panther dvd on sofa>
must dash now to collect th others what was meant to be a quiet day has been raer busy
Oh Zoo I hope little zoo is okay, and well done on re-gifting those toys.
Arti DD1 has a weekly knicker crisis, but that's because she doesn't put them in the linen basket, she is learning
I had a lie in today, stayed up way too late trying to watch the Oscars.
Up and showered/dressed Coffee Harrassed DDs to take their crap treasure from every where they've left it. Cleared a bit off kitchen sides Swept up fallen leaves from indoor plant, and the fly corpses <boak> that appear over night.
Need to vacuum upstairs (if I can get to DD's floor space) Get my head around the week's plans/appointments Coerce DDs to eat some bleeding breakfast (it's only 12.30, after all)
Oooh my girls would be at all those toys zoo especially the cleaning trolley! Hope DD is ok, they've had a weird virus going round our nursery/pre-school which gives the kids occasional high temps & makes them really tired - apparently the kids have even been napping at pre-school!
Where are the fly corpses adora? We used to find them on our desks at work - it turns out they were living in the ceiling gap & coming out of the lights at night <ugh>
Sorry I've not been on much lately, there's always too much to do & by the time I get to my MN time, I'm just knackered & go to bed!
The girls & I had a good day today, we put lots of laundry away (DD1 now gets "a shiny penny" for putting her clothes away), tidied 2 bookshelves, vacuumed, mopped, and made a start on some birthday cards for Great-Grandma (90 next week). I have also been very busy cooking: veggie chilli for lunch, nachos for the girls tea & black pepper tofu for our dinner.
I have tomorrow off work (again!) - am hoping the weather will be nice enough to get out in the garden, if not i will have to sort out the dumping dining room
arti - cleaning trolley. My girls just have a mini broom & brush/dustpan, which they LOVE. Nothing really gets cleaner, but they have fun copying me & DH.
Hope SmallBoy is feeling better soon scout
Today I have listed 4 more things on the for-sale board at work, put some toys in the boot of my car to take to the second hand shop and spent 30 mins in the garden. Have just finished my lunch so had better get up to the second hand shop as mum is going to be bringing the girls back early today.
thanks forthe kind thoughts for little zoo everyone shes ok.i think its just where there are a constant stream of colds doing the rounds she may have got a couple on top of each other-she still eating<a good sign in my book> had an occasional rise in temp but playing ondd2 ds at mo<while she as school its a case what cant see cant strop over> i wil send her back tomorrow and see what happens.having her at home encourages me to sit and watch tv!!
todays ta dahs made dcs breakfasts<pancakes,bio yogurt and peaches toppped with flaked almonds.yum,yum> fed cats made packed lunches/decorated lunchbags sorted little zoo into some clothes<she too big for schoolrun in the buggy in pjs!> brushed all hair school run quick pop shop for milk and bread cuddle and a sttory with little zoo nap-cbeebies isnt as stimulating when you are 40!!!!! hot spot front room s+s bathroom washing on lunch 90mins wrestling with front garden hollyhocks into submission<i win> and clearing brambles/grass/weeds.i now have an almost bare patch ready for covering and top with slate chips and the log edging i got cold and little zoo wanted me to come in... washing into drier made beds
i have 15mns to have a bit time to myself<i feel a sudoku puzzle coming on>
arti-the cleaning trolley was much loved but these days she is happier with a duster/cloth and attempting to use a big girl broom!she is the tidiest f them so i recommend it as an early flying aid!
bessieshiny pennies for clothes put away-i like it!
adoragood luck locating source fly trouble.u have a lot inects to contend with where you are