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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.

SlatternismyMiddlename Fri 22-Feb-13 18:38:42

grin

JKSLtd Fri 22-Feb-13 20:55:46

Hahahaha, tbh naughty thoughts had been put in mind already by a friend commenting about the workmen she had in her house today blush
He's young enough to be a child of mine. I was rather hoping to set him and the nanny up but she's not been around the last few times he's been here. Not terribly successful at the matchmaking lark...

Had friends round, DH did tea for everybody, I gave blood <halo> and then postponed collecting my clarinet until tomorrow.

Sat:
- DS2 footie with DH
- Wii time for DS1 (battery issue while I was out at blood donation)
- collect clarinet & pay for repairs (11am)
- lunch & tidy kitchen
- laundry
- get spare room ready & extra bed set up for friends coming for night
- food shopping?

Minimammoth Sat 23-Feb-13 08:42:43

We have American friend coming today for a short stay. Eek food eek beds eek eek.
DH ever helpful has decided that this morning is the best time to clear all the oven and flus on our stove - Rayburn type thing. Sigh.
Expect a sooty film over every thing. Sigh.

Strip bed, make spare room naice.
Clear soot.
Mad shop in town
Be all calm and in control when guest arrives.
Persuade everyone that eating out is a good idea.

JKSLtd Sat 23-Feb-13 11:43:58

Haha Mini grin

We have people coming and the lady is American too. Luckily I've been to their house first and they have A Lot of clutter so I'm more relaxed than normal smile

Done:
Collected clarinet
Set up one spare bed
Put books on boys bookshelves
Wm on x 2

To do:
Set up cot
Check spare room
Towels
Loo roll check
Ds1's diary
Ds2's diary
Baking?

+ usual stuff

SlatternismyMiddlename Sat 23-Feb-13 19:14:28

Evening all.

Today I tackled DS's bedroom, it was a death trap with the amount of stuff on the floor. It looks much better now.

Tonight I MUST do some ironing.

Hope your visitors are enjoying your hospitality.

SlatternismyMiddlename Sun 24-Feb-13 12:08:10

Some ironing done
Dishes done
Counters cleared

Can't be arsedness has now set in.

cikecaka Sun 24-Feb-13 20:27:44

Think I suffered with that syndrom today Slattern. DD3 has turned into a diva today and I am very close to offering her on Freecycle! Too much sugar in the last few days I think!
Cooked Dinner
Washed 3 lots of clothes
Bathed DD3
Showered
Went to inlaws

JKSLtd Sun 24-Feb-13 20:40:53

Weekend went very well, the kids played nicely, slept fine, ate well. As did we - the eating & drinking especially grin

Back to school for DS2 tomorrow, DS1 has a training day, so may take him & DD to soft play. If I cba that is...

Monday:
morning routine
maybe soft play
lots of laundry
lunch & tidy kitchen
DD nap
DS1 chill out time/tent building
DS2 home & check bag
tea x 4
DS1 Beavers
DC to bed
ironing & early night

JKSLtd Mon 25-Feb-13 12:33:16

Stinking cold here & no Day Nurse in the house. Have done soft play though & DD is in bed.
Need some oomph to move things along..

FreakoidOrganisoid Mon 25-Feb-13 15:36:47

Hope all visits etc went well over the weekend

Todays dones
All up etc
washing up
Dc to bfast club
me to work
lunch
booked tumble dryer repair (trust me to have bouht one with a dangerous fault!)
online shop
load of washing
load of washing dried
returns receipt emailed to company
ds picked up

And very little else. Online shop took me ages didn't write a list beforehand

Still to do
Pick up dd
Listen to ds read
exercise (was very slack last week)
Cook dinner
Tidy up
bath and bed dc

JKSLtd Mon 25-Feb-13 21:10:20

Done everything I needed to, but forgot to press Go on the washing machine earlier so a load behind, annoyed with myself.

Tues:
mainly DS2 & me to London for a GOSH appt
+ usual other stuff

SlatternismyMiddlename Mon 25-Feb-13 21:36:29

Good luck with the appointment JKS.

Tonight I managed to

DCs fed and watered
DS' homework done
DCs in bed
PTA money counted
Online shop done
Ironed laundry put away
Bags ready for tomorrow

See you tomorrow. Sleep well.

cikecaka Tue 26-Feb-13 10:13:13

Good luck today JKS!

Just DD3 at school today

Load Dishwasher
Hang up clothes
Fold clothes
Washing machine
Tumble drier
Clear Table

JKSLtd Wed 27-Feb-13 20:37:16

Appointment was all good smile

Knackered, after effects of hospital trip and DH snoring like an alien last night hmm

Panic time - reserve, 'i already own but a bit dull outfit' for big event next week is too...big shock! So I either eat tonnes and put on some weight in the next week grin or have to go shopping sad
Think I may have some time at the weekend, but it's going to be TKMaxx or Debenhams, we don't have much else. Prom dress shop maybe?

Thurs:
morning routine
Jo Jingles with DD
lunch & DD's nap
dw, wm, etc
some paperwork, filing, birthdays, etc
school runs & McD's tea
DC to bed, early night, DH away

+ dig out ongoing list...

cikecaka Thu 28-Feb-13 19:05:15

Right, have just scrubbed out the main bathroom! Took me 20 mins at most
Even washed the floor!
Battled with DD3 to do her homework

TO DO
Clean Sitting Room
Hoover Carpet
Put DD3 to bed (for her own safety)
Wash clothes

JKSLtd Thu 28-Feb-13 20:23:33

CC - hope DD3 goes down swiftly for you!

Thurs:
morning routine DONE
Jo Jingles with DD DONE
lunch & DD's nap DONE
dw, wm, etc DONE
some paperwork DONE, laminating DONE, filing Done Lots
school runs & McD's tea DONE
DC to bed DONE, early night

Friday:
morning stuff
playgroup with DD
lunch & tidy kitchen
DD's nap
quick blast in town for outfit/dress
sch runs, tea, bath, etc
me out to dinner with other mums

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)
- sort DD's room, move her into bed Deferring for now
- haircut for me (next Tues?)
- eye test for me (before end of March as I have a voucher)
- birthdays coming up
- Mother's Day flowers for my Mum (MIL going away so may get kids to draw flowers and post in advance?)
- collect table from friend's neighbour & assemble & decide if we want to keep it

Minimammoth Fri 01-Mar-13 09:44:03

Have been with HMHB and the DGCs all week getting ready to go home now.bHave been walking to school with DGS - why are we walking grannie, are we walking again grannie. It's grannies constitutional. Whyare we not going in the car.... It's all of 400metresgrin
Drive homesad
Brace self for entering war zone. No that's not fair. DH is usually good at keeping stuff tidy.
Will need a big list when I get home.

Sounds like what we need is a get the ironing done spell.

cikecaka Fri 01-Mar-13 10:18:13

Need to get up off my arse!

Load/Unload Dishwasher
Clean Counters
Sweeo Floor
Wash Floor
Collect DD2 from school early as she is going to see thr script in concert

FreakoidOrganisoid Fri 01-Mar-13 13:19:46

grin mini. So does this tell us that HMHB drives the 400m?

Need to get back into listing, I'm more stressed when I don't.

Todays dones
All up etc
beds made
recycling out
bins out
dc to bfast club
me to work
gas and elec meter readings taken and submitted
£££ put into parentpay account
Kitchen given a quick wipe
mirrors and tv screen cleaned

Still need to
change lamp timer
wait for online shop
put away shopping
put away dry washing
sort a load of washing ready to go in morning
exercise
pick up dc
go to optician to pick up dcs new glasses
cook dinner
wash up etc
collapse

Minimammoth Fri 01-Mar-13 16:21:05

To be fair, Half works full time, so drops off ds then dd on way to work.
Am back home now. Kitchen is a wreck. Desk has suffered an avalanche. Had at least 4 messages of the can you do this have you den that variety on my way home. Heaving sigh. At HMHBs 'they' can't get me.
Am hiding.

SlatternismyMiddlename Sat 02-Mar-13 10:02:53

Mini - have you come out from behind the door yet? If not I hope you have a comfy cushion to sit on.

Hope you are all having a relaxing weekend.

I am in need of major list assistance today. I am heading out tonight on a night out (I only get about 3 a year!). For some reason I told everyone I'm going with to come around to my house beforehand for a drink. Why? Why? Why do I do this? The house is not good.

Put away shoes
Dishes in dishwasher
Other Dishes done
Clear counters
Clear kitchen table
Clear side board
Washing machine on x3
Tumble on
Dining room table cleared
Freeze ice cubes
Wine in fridge
Dust all downstairs
Vacuum all downstairs
Sort out clothes for church tomorrow
Iron minimum amount of clothes
Sort birthday present for DS's friends party tomorrow
Clean bathroom
Change DS's bed linen
Collect top for fancy dress tonight
Visit cash machine
Take chicken out of freezer for tomorrow
Work out how to use crimpers
Get outfit ready
Lunch
Dinner

Need to get started.

JKSLtd Sat 02-Mar-13 13:33:07

Slattern - one of those good ideas at the time things!

So explain this to me:
I went out for dinner last night, was driving, by the time I dropped everyone home I got into bed after midnight.
DH had a quiet night in on his own.
The boys got up (& DH got up) at 5.50. Not unreasonable in our house.

Yet now DH is asleep and snoring in his chair and I am being talked at by DS2.

hmm

Anyone seen my hostess is poorly? Not sure if Tuesdays event will be going ahead now sad <get well asap vibes being sent to Windsor!>

DONE:
DS2's football
wm & td & dw on
lunch & tidy up
shirts & coat to dry cleaners
hair appt made

TO DO:
poss go to school uniform shop with DS2
more laundry
Ds1's homework, reading & space shuttle making (start at least)
Wii time with DS1 (promised during the week)
DC tea, bath & bed
out to dinner with friends (not driving tonight!)

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)
- haircut for me (next Tues) Made appt
- eye test for me (before end of March as I have a voucher)
- birthdays coming up
- Mother's Day flowers for my Mum (MIL going away so may get kids to draw flowers and post in advance?)
- collect table from friend's neighbour & assemble & decide if we want to keep it

qazxc Sat 02-Mar-13 13:40:33

aaaarrrrggghh. Have to clean house. We've had a busy time moving so i let housework slide. it now seems like eating an elephant, I don't know where to start. although probably mumsnetting and having coffee isn't it

SlatternismyMiddlename Sat 02-Mar-13 13:56:29

Qazxc - many an epic cleaning session has begun with MN and a cuppa. (Unfortunately quite a few of mine have never got past that stage).

JKS - I forgot about your big night out. It seemed so far away when you said March, i completely forgot March is here! I shall be sending get well vibes across the sea to her maj - can't be having you miss your big night out.

My list

Put away shoes. DONE
Dishes in dishwasher. DONE
Other Dishes done. DONE
Clear counters. DONE
Clear kitchen table
Clear side board
Washing machine on x3. DONE
Tumble on. DONE
Dining room table cleared DONE
Freeze ice cubes
Wine in fridge
Dust all downstairs
Vacuum all downstairs DONE
Sort out clothes for church tomorrow
Iron minimum amount of clothes
Sort birthday present for DS's friends party tomorrow. DONE
Clean bathroom
Change DS's bed linen
Collect top for fancy dress tonight
Visit cash machine
Take chicken out of freezer for tomorrow
Work out how to use crimpers DONE
Get outfit ready
Lunch DONE
Dinner

SlatternismyMiddlename Sat 02-Mar-13 15:55:45

Put away shoes. DONE
Dishes in dishwasher. DONE
Other Dishes done. DONE
Clear counters. DONE
Clear kitchen table
Clear side board. DONE
Washing machine on x3. DONE
Tumble on. DONE
Dining room table cleared DONE
Freeze ice cubes. DONE
Wine in fridge. DONE
Dust all downstairs
Vacuum all downstairs DH DONE
Sort out clothes for church tomorrow. DONE
Iron minimum amount of clothes
Sort birthday present for DS's friends party tomorrow. DONE
Clean bathroom
Change DS's bed linen DONE
Collect top for fancy dress tonight
Visit cash machine. DH DONE
Take chicken out of freezer for tomorrow. DONE
Work out how to use crimpers DONE
Get outfit ready DONE
Lunch DONE
Dinner

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