Up and breakfast plonk on table, we all over slept Made sandwiches for packed lunches Chopped and acidated apples for packed lunch, they won't eat them if the go brown Shooed family out the door WM on Cleared breakfast things away My breakfast in peace Dressed for Pilates Second breakfast for OH Swapped loads in washing machine Went to Pilates, survived Back home and collapsed in a warm bath Caught up on MN
Cook pasta for tomorrow's packed lunches Decide what to eat for lunch Pop out for errands General tidy up and whizz round Collect DDs at 6 Eat out Attend meetings at school at 7.30 Come home and go to bed.
I've almost cleared the laundry, had a sunny day here, 5 loads plus some hand washing.
Cleared kitchen so that I can cook, which I'm just about to start. Collected DDs Corralled the dogs when we got home, one keeps escaping DDs have had a snack DD2 is making fresh lemonade and DD1 has sloped off to watch TV
Dinner's finished and DW is on. DDs are supposed to be in bed but I can here them nattering.
Kitchen has been cleared, still need to put some pasta in the fridge, I'd forgotten about that . Dogs have been fed Tomorrow's packed lunch is planned, just need to assemble it in the morning Washing has been piled up ready for ironing, I have someone who does that for us
Is it Saturday yet? do I really have to get up in the morning?
Dusted and polished living room Washed and dried bedding Washed towels Hoovered and shampooed living room carpet and stairs Wiped skirting boards and walls on ground and first floor
Still to do: Hoover and shampoo ground and second floor carpets and second set of stairs Dust/polish second floor Ironing bedding and make bed Clean downstairs loo Clean bathroom Towel dry and put away Go through fridge/freezer and wipe down* Go through kitchen cupboards and wipe out* Clean kitchen Clear out spare room* Clear out garage* Bills A few hours of work
Never all going to happen today, some will get done tomorrow.
The ones with the *s have been on my list for months and I never seem to get round to thm!
Hercy I also have a very long term list of To Do's that never seem to get done. I'd say tackle one job at a time and larger ones like spare room and garage break down into smaller sections.
This morning OH cleaned up outside prior to people viewing the house, that went well but we are trying not to get our hopes up.
I vacuumed downstairs Cleaned bathrooms again, just a swish and swipe Cleaned kitchen surfaces and dusted light fittings, pictures frames, grandfather clock, all the fiddle bits than get forgotten Picked up detritus left by DDs Put that apple crumble in the oven
Then after they'd viewed the house we collected DD2 from a sleepover and headed into town.
Tomorrow we, me and DDs, need to get laundry done ready for school on Monday. They do their own because of pre-teen attitude problems. Also need to check the garden fence as dogs escaped and one isn't big enough to have gone over the wall. Sort some of the boxes in the garage. Meal plan for next week, might cheat and copy one of Sainsbo's ones as I'm struggling to get my head around things ATM.
Started a post yesterday and don't know what happened to it
Anyway, had people back for a second viewing today so after pilates I -vacuumed and dusted again, S&S's bathrooms, did 4 loads of laundry, 3 of towels and one hand washing, I have no idea how we manage to use so many towels. Cleared garden, wiped garden furniture, cleaned kitchen, baked apples, did pm school run, dropped freind's DCs home, back home, snacks, brought dry things in and put away, did dinner, cooked tomorrow's packed lunches, snack for DD who had been at a classamte's working, she got home just after 9pm. Put DW on, made tea and collapsed.
Still need to do tooth fairy duty before I go to bed.
Phew, had a day off! other than morning routine and emptying DW to reload and flick the switch I've done diddly squat, and shall continue to do so as we're going out. DDs will have pizza with the baby sitter, leftovers for lunch tomorrow, and I'll actually do something tomorrow.
Hi Scout sorry you're still feeling bad, hope that improves soon.
For those who were on the old thread and may (or may not) remember my boiler problems.... well, they're about to be sorted. New boiler and parts delivered yesterday and plumbers will be here today & tomorrow to install. They need to rip up flooring and reroute pipes. They need to get to all nine (yes, NINE!) radiators. MrScout, is, as you know, a hoarder. He has been sorting through, pitching stuff, boxing up other bits. It's no where near perfect but it's a major start. And I think he sees how happy it makes me. Fingers crossed it can/will continue. I've told him what boxes/storage I want, which new bookcases to store books/DVDs/SB's toys, how I want to arrange the closet (how does a house only have one closet?!?!) and the dresser. He's given the "okay" to get rid of baby things that we don't need/want/use that are only taking up space and collecting clutter.
MrScout's staying home today & tomorrow to deal with the plumbers and so I can keep SmallBoy out of the way (otherwise he'll want to be in the boiler closet and in the tub to watch the men pull up the floor and pipes in the bathroom). I'm taking advantage of the car and going to the tip and to donate stuff (though I've been taking stuff by foot into town with SB and no stroller so hauling it all myself).
I'm frustrated but elated at the same time. WAHOO!
We're away this coming weekend for my FiL's birthday. We're away next weekend for my birthday (EEK! and WAHOO! in equal measure). The following weekend, August Bank Holiday weekend, we're off for our annual holiday to the south coast. I hope to kick ass between now and then.
Someone asked on the other thread how's SmallBoy. SmallBoy is wonderful. He's so big now (3.9). He toilet trained in under a week, all himself with very few accidents (mostly poo ones, so easy to clean up). He's also 99.99% dry at night (he had a little accident last night but I think something's going through him because he had a very unlike-him daytime accident, too) so is in "big boy daytime pants" at night, too. We've been enjoying the weather and have spent days just at the park/playground having picnics, playing Pooh Sticks and playing on the playground. He grew potatoes, marigolds, cat grass, lavender and sunflowers this summer and thoroughly loved it, going outside to check his plants and water them every day.
I went through a bout of serious homesickness at the start of the summer. It's still there but faded a bit (the clearing has helped, to be honest). I can't wait to go home again in November. I had a biopsy back in the late spring and the results were really good but because of the awesome results means I'm on the bottom of the list to start my treatment again and won't be starting until the first quarter of 2015. Oh well, at least I know when it will start and can plan accordingly. We're still planning on HE SmallBoy so knowing when I'm due to start I can plan that accordingly as well. He's so grown up when he goes along to the hospital with me (for all my medical stuff).
Right, best crack on -- plumbers due in less than two hours and still have stuff I want to do before I take SB out for the day. I've promised him the far-away park that we need the car for -- the one with a playground, paths and ducks & swans & geese to feed. He's very excited about it.
Made their breakfast, cheese on toast, inhaled my coffee while getting ready to leave. Drove to school Watched from the car,mt'was freezing Got petrol, back home My p Breakfast Made lunch Cleared away Sat down with a coffee Fed dogs Messed around with DDs, ended with DD2 and I bumping heads- ouch Put a movie on and brought cheese and biscuits upstairs
Sent DDs to bed, sill need to put DW on. DDs ignored me telling them to get their washing done and I am not going to engage with tantrums come Monday morning if they have no uniform.
sorry for my absence-internet crashed then my MH scout yay for plumbers and a sticker for mr scouts efforts<has he earned a shiny one?>glad youre doing ok.small boy sounds like he amazing-so grown up now!
adora a 2nd viewing-fingers crossed for you honey!
so the place can only be described as a total shithole and with zoolets maurauding its total chaos<sobs>.I have to start reclaiming or I will never get depression in check as the mess is now getting to me.i did 2 loads washing yesterday,bins are still overflowing so that's a project thts gune take at least a week to reboot but its a start.today I am just guna put out the recycling I failed to put out last week<and is overflowing everywhere> if I don't check in tomorrow I shall def return Wednesday as I need some encouragement and company to get well and get tidy<sharpen your pointy stick please!!!!>
<waves to Bessie-bin stalking your blog --and thieving ideas-->
hello to the new faces too<hope you stick with us!>
Great news on mrScout's decluttering, and on SB's toilet training!
Hope your head is ok adora - I smacked my head on a climbing frame yesterday & i have a bruise!
zoo can you lock them all outside in the garden while you have a clear out? I'm loving this nice weather & the reduced mess indoors!
We went round a friend's to play this morning, just got DD2 down for her nap, so I had better go see what DD1 is upto downstairs & do something useful.... Mopping the kitchen floor is quite high on the list!
Zoo well done on the washing, that's a good start.
Done my morning routine Assembled packed lunches Had breakfast in peace More t'internet research Pilates Shopping Back home Put shopping away, only frozen veg and a norty mid morning treat for me Brought dogs into kitchen as I could see rabbits practically strutting around on the empty plot next to us. Had a coffe and my snack
Need to have a shower, I feel the breakfast things looking at me from atop the DW, I'll get round to it in a minute. Raining today so no point washing anything.
These peeps who like the house are being put under pressure by their adult DS to invest in a new business venture of his rather than buy a house of their choice, so they still haven't made a decision.