Autumn organisation for slatterns old and new with support/advice and mugs of tea

(991 Posts)
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.

Minimammoth Wed 06-Mar-13 16:37:57

Were. Stooped I pad

twinklesparkles Wed 06-Mar-13 18:06:46

Sounds great jks smile very posh

So I've done 3 loads of washing and 6 of tumbly drying (my tumble driers smaller than the washing machine grin so can do less of a load)

Folded, put onto hangers and put away said clothes

Emptied the livingroom unit, filled an entire black bag with junk to go out smile

We had the last of our painting done today so looks lovely. The painter has one last coat to do in the bathroom tommorow

So the place looks lovely, don't know when we are gonna start doing our own decorating... Hopefully I can convince dh to start that after the babys born. Don't think I can handle any more decorating in the next 5 weeks ... Not that I've been doing any of it lol!!! grin

twinklesparkles Thu 07-Mar-13 06:55:54

Plans for today-
Take ds to school aka operation try and get up the hill with my bump wink
More washing
More tumbledrying

Want to sort out the magazine rack and want to sort through old oil burners and candle holders and chuck some away

Sort baby stuff and pack hospital bag

Oh!! Get another mothers day card for my granny, get pictures printed off, write both cards and send.. smile must do that today!! Will do it straight after taking ds to school and leave dh here with the painter again

JKSLtd Thu 07-Mar-13 15:11:53

Twinkles - how did school run go?

DONE:
Jo Jingles with DD
collect table from friend of a friend
assemble table (wait for DH's opinion)
book trip for school reunion grin
change over gas & electricity deal <hopefully>

TO DO:
wake DD
DS2 home, check bag
collect DS1 from drama
McDs for tea
DC to bed
tv & bed early (DH back late)

FreakoidOrganisoid Fri 08-Mar-13 08:10:32

Quick list
All up etc
Dc to breakfast club
Recycling out
Veg box in and unpacked
Me to work
Hoover whole house
Clean bathroom
Strip dc beds
Darks wash
Dc bedding wash
Tidy all the random bits of crap lying everywhere
Retrieve all bits of crap cats have hidden under my bed
Tidy dc room
Mop kitchen
Put clean washing away

JKSLtd Fri 08-Mar-13 13:51:40

That may have been a quick list to type but it is a mega list!

I'm currently on top of laundry & pinned to the sofa by a cat grin so faffing about on MN/FB/eBay - well that's birthday present shopping for DC so that's useful right?!

DS1 off to friends after school so no sch run, yey.

Horrid weather, everybody got it?

FreakoidOrganisoid Fri 08-Mar-13 15:02:12

I was on my way outout of the door so had to post and run before my phone lost my internet signal. I will sit down with a cup of tea and catch up with you all properly once I've got the dc from school!

Done it all apart from mopping floors and one load is in dryer and the other still washing.

Friends kids coming from school so need to.pop to shop to get snack for them

FreakoidOrganisoid Fri 08-Mar-13 15:50:15

Just read your palace update jks, sounds very swanky!

Twinkle are you nesting perchance??

House looks lots better now. It looked hideous this morning. Really dusty and bitty floors. Sofa covers still need a wash and I need to Hoover behind furniture but otherwise ok now.

I would like to clarify that my cats like to take hairbands, Polly pockets and other random small items under my bed. They do not actually attend to their toilet needs under there grin

JKSLtd Fri 08-Mar-13 16:36:20

Haha Freak - I hadn't read it as crap=poo but now see it could be read that way grin

DONE:
lots of ironing
unpack DS2's bag

TO DO:
put away washing
tea x 2
collect DS1
repack DS2's bag
our dinner & tv

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 DONE
- eye test for me (before end of March as I have a voucher)
- birthdays coming up
- Mother's Day flowers for my Mum DONE
- collect table from friend's neighbour DONE & assemble DONE & decide if we want to keep it

Minimammoth Fri 08-Mar-13 20:39:13

Been a busy old week. Am working tomorrow then have to have a massive office catch up next week watch out for lists that lie.

twinklesparkles Sat 09-Mar-13 14:00:10

Hey guys

Lovely and warm isn't it .... I shouldve done some washing and put it on the line.. Always miss my chance

Yesterday:
Spent most of the day out, dh glossed door frames
Did 2 loads of washing and 3 tumble drying
Washed all of the new babys clothes for the hospital bag, dried them and packed the bag.

Today:
Went shopping
Made chicken roast dinner, my mums come round for mothers day instead of tommorow. So that's my pressie for her.
Just gonna put a load of washing in machine.

smile

JKSLtd Sat 09-Mar-13 14:50:22

Twinkles - where are you? confused cold & gloomy here in Essex, and snow forecast from tomorrow onwards!

What's everyone doing for tomorrow?
My main thing is a lie in, all morning if possible grin
DS1 has already declared he'll be joining me for breakfast in bed, lol.

DONE:
- DH up first, yey
- baking with DD & DS1
- DH to footie with DS2
- lunch & tidy up
- DD nap (doing)
- DS1 to party

TO DO:
- watch more rugby smile
- collect DS1 later
- maybe baking with DS2?
- DC tea, bath & bed
- dinner, tv & bed

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?)
- eye test for me (before end of March as I have a voucher)
- birthdays coming up
- decide if we want to keep new table
- book manicure for Tues (green nail polish for Paddy's Day!)

SlatternismyMiddlename Sun 10-Mar-13 16:20:32

Good afternoon fellow slatternly mothers. I hope you are all being suitably looked after today.

My DH took the DCs and I away to a posh hotel last night, we had a blast. Lots of swimming, relaxing and good food. Back home now but it was really lovely.

House is next door to being a tip but I'm too chilled out to care. Another glass of wine anyone?

JKSLtd Sun 10-Mar-13 19:49:57

Slattern - that sounds lovely smile And don't mind if I join you wine grin

Had:
Lie in & breakfast in bed, joined by everyone grin
Bathroom to myself (a definite treat atm)
No nappy changes!
Chocolate (to be shared obviously!)
Daffodils
Roast
& wine

It's only little things but they all count towards a fab day smile

Monday:
DH off super early
morning routine & school runs
start laundry
tidy house generally, esp toys
birthdays (must do niece's card & money for weekend)
book manicure for Tues if possible
other general stuff
lunch & DD's nap
sch runs
early tea
Beavers run x 2
DC to bed
early night (DH away)

Minimammoth Mon 11-Mar-13 08:34:41

How's everyone? Any snow?
Monday list
Meeting
Bank
Shop
Change bed
Accountant
Class
Filing
Invoices
Make a start on office jobs
Kitchen
Emails re wknd stuff
Organise USA trip ??

Not necessarily in order of urgency or importance.

JKSLtd Mon 11-Mar-13 09:39:54

Lots of crazy blizzard-like flurries but no settling.

Wm is on lots of piles waiting.
Feel like I should get lots done today but awake from 4.50 with ds2 so unlikely...

JKSLtd Mon 11-Mar-13 13:04:42

Monday:
DH off super early DONE
morning routine & school runs DONE
start laundry 3rd Load on
tidy house generally, esp toys Done some
book manicure for Tues DONE
bathroom blitz DONE
downstairs loo DONE
diary/dates/emails DONE
lunch & DD's nap DONE (doing)

birthdays (must do niece's card & money for weekend)
online shop
sch runs
early tea
Beavers run to and from (may abandon if still snowing? wuss!)
DC to bed
ironing & tv
early night (DH away)

Minimammoth Mon 11-Mar-13 15:39:07

Thread getting full warning

SlatternismyMiddlename Mon 11-Mar-13 19:50:53

No snow here, just absolutely freezing.

Tonight I am going to try and tackle my bedroom.

JKSLtd Tue 12-Mar-13 11:00:40

<<Spring cleaning, list making, or just plain procrastinating?>>

No school here today smile
No Nanny here yet either sad

Trip out tonight is looking dodgy...

DONE:
cancel school
shower & get dressed
dress 2 children
snack

TO DO:
get ds1 dressed (may not happen)
shopping coming?
lunch & tidy up
(only if Nanny comes in time)
??manicure
??pack bag & travel to London
??go out with DH & stay night

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?)
- eye test for me (before end of March as I have a voucher)
- birthdays coming up DONE (just need to post niece's card)
- decide if we want to keep new table DONE (yes, need a spanner to tighten bolts though)

Minimammoth Tue 12-Mar-13 11:09:41

SPRING cleaningshock
Am having an office day < actually my dining table at far end of kitchen> it is b. freezing. My fingers are blue. Must search out fingerless gloves. Am having a coffee break, I may need whiskey in it. Brrrrr

JKSLtd Tue 12-Mar-13 13:27:23

Sun is shining, snow is melting, nanny is here & I've had my nails done <get me!> so life is looking good grin

twinklesparkles Tue 12-Mar-13 18:15:44

I'm on the isle of wight smile jks

Well I've done nothing past few days sad
Just too tired. Will tommorow, need to do washing ect.

Had some snow here, seems to be melting now smile hope everyones keeping safe and enjoying it

twinklesparkles Tue 12-Mar-13 18:23:06

cikecaka Mon 04-Mar-13 11:43:20
Our fellow Slattern Twinkle is in hospital, she is being kept in until baby twinkle is born!

[Confused]
Just saw this post.... Not sure why this was posted confused hmm

Unless there's another twinkles? smile

FreakoidOrganisoid Tue 12-Mar-13 19:45:51

PBM was/is in hospital. Maybe cc thought she was you? Or maybe she has a twinkle related name at the moment?

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