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Alibabaandthe40nappies Wed 27-Oct-10 20:21:50

New thread ladies grin

Just going to put DS to bed and then I'll be back with my list.

Hello smile

Waiting up for the washing machine to finish s DH has clean trousers for tomorrow blush grin

Tomorrow's list:

TO DO
Everyone awake
Give DH his birthday presents and card
Everyone up
Everyone dressed
Breakfast
DH to work
Plasterer here about 9am
Organise the halloween party - separate list to follow
Go into town to get bits
Horses
Dinner (DH working late - shepherds pie?)
Clear up kitchen after plasterer

ONGOING
Clean microwave
Take random stuff upstairs
Email friend some photos of kids
Sort side table in living room
Find some nice photo frames
Try out more biscuit recipes
Measure windows for quote for curtains/blinds
Get chimney swept
Sort out toybox
Get some file dividers
Sort out a file for all important stuff
Clear conservatory sides
Mop hall floor
Mop kitchen floor
Go to the big charity shop to look for a bookcase/unit for the conservatory

anonymousbrainsnatcher Wed 27-Oct-10 22:43:47

Yey! Good evening, well done for starting new thread.

Just marking place for tomorrow and getting ahead as shopping and friends arriving early..... sleep well!

Tomorrow

- Up, showered and dressed me and DC’s
- Ocado 8-9
- General tidy, make beds etc
- Friends coming over, out for morning
- Lunch with friends at home.
- Sweep/hoover loft
- Put down mouse traps
- Email insurance broker
- Godson’s birthday
- set up energy monitoring meter
- Credit card bills to sort
- check rugby tournament photos <show DH>
- Run/Empty DW
- Hang overnight wash
- Chickens
- Dog away with PIL's!
- Reading with DS and DD
- Final read through of builder's spec and breakdown Almost done
- Playroom major sort (again) <DC can do this one!>

vastingavay Wed 27-Oct-10 22:51:39

Evening.

Had a good time at the theatre. I like night time, I don't usually get to see it from the outside these days.

Thursday -

- up, make beds, open curtains
- wipe round bathroom
- shower and dress
- breakfast and tidy up afterwards
- potty and dress DS
- check email accounts and online banking
- laundry - fold dry, put a load in
- make playdough
- sort DS arts stuff and do some making
- lunch
- Morrisons - buy pumpkins
- garden, feed the birds
- take rubbish, recycling and compost caddy out
- tea
- wash pots and tidy kitchen
- tidy downstairs + hoover if needed
- out at 6 for theatre

To Do -
- plan Christmas 2010, next - decide on gifts to make/buy done, get cross-stitch framed - hand wash cross-stitch, Frame myself? , duplo off ebay done
- copy CDs onto hard-drive - started
- get a shed - --DH is on the hunt!-- getting for Christmas <fingers crossed>
- polyfilla holes in ceiling kitchen
- put mirror up above dressing table ? or above new hallway radiator hmm
- find paper firemen gave for alarms, ring them
- filing + find DS account details
- new bulb for fridge
- put stuff up into top cupboard in Ds room
- inventory the freezer to get it emptied to defrost
- CO detectors

Morning smile

Vasting glad you had a good time

Feeling a bit down today. It is DH's birthday, think he was a bit underwhelmed with his presents tbh sad He is so difficult to buy for, but i thought i had done ok. He is also on call tonight so will be home late. We had a crap day yesterday and i think some friends are avoiding me because of DD's behaviour and the way i dealt with it sad

Anyway, stuff to do...

DONE
Everyone awake
Give DH his birthday presents and card
Everyone up
Breakfast
DH to work
Wet washing in the dryer
Our bed made

TO DO
Everyone dressed
Plasterer here about 9am
Organise the halloween party - separate list to follow
Go into town to get bits
Horses
Dinner (DH working late - shepherds pie?)
Clear up kitchen after plasterer

ONGOING
Clean microwave
Take random stuff upstairs
Email friend some photos of kids
Sort side table in living room
Find some nice photo frames
Try out more biscuit recipes
Measure windows for quote for curtains/blinds
Get chimney swept
Sort out toybox
Get some file dividers
Sort out a file for all important stuff
Clear conservatory sides
Mop hall floor
Mop kitchen floor
Go to the big charity shop to look for a bookcase/unit for the conservatory

HALLOWEEN PARTY LIST
Decide on food
Try out mask printout
Get some very thin card/thick paper for masks
Get some shirring elastic for the masks
Get some crafty bits for decorating masks
Get some spooky decorations
Get DD some stripy tights
Get a halloween table cloth - paper
Go into town for stuff

anonymousbrainsnatcher Thu 28-Oct-10 09:15:32

Good morning! In a bit of a hurry before friends turn up and DC aren't dressed/and are incapable of tidying their toys!!! Grrrr..... anyway, the sun is out, so should be a good day for fresh air and frolicks in the forest!

Today

- Up, showered and dressed me and DC’s
- Ocado 8-9 DONE
- General tidy, make beds etc
- Friends coming over, out for morning
- Lunch with friends at home.
- Ironing
- Sweep/hoover loft
- Put down mouse traps
- Email insurance broker
- Godson’s birthday
- Hear back from structural engineer
- Pack for weekend away
- set up energy monitoring meter
- Credit card bills to sort
- check rugby tournament photos <show DH>
- Run/Empty DW Running
- Hang overnight wash DONE
- Chickens
- Dog away with PIL's!
- Reading with DS and DD
- Final read through of builder's spec and breakdown Almost done
- Playroom major sort (again) <DC can do this one!>

mummywahhahamammoth Thu 28-Oct-10 09:19:09

Alice, don't know what to say to cheer you up, hope mrbaps enjoys the rest of his birthday. Surley any real friend would know that dcs drive you to the brink sometimes.
Sounds as if your halloween party will be fab.
We are invited to DD2's Pumpkin party, but are both too knackered to drive up (2.5 hours away)so will be slumped in front of tele waiting for trick or treaters.
DH is really suffering from his gum disease prob and is bracing himself for some quite invasive treatment ( four figures expensive)so is feeing v. sad

List
print stuff for door
dishy
kitchen
worky stuff
phone D
tidy everywhere
bring in wood
bring in washing before rain
plan course stuff
shopping
bathroom
bedrooms
office of doom
accounts
filing
ring accounts woman

JustKeepSparkling Thu 28-Oct-10 09:44:16

Alice sure they are not avoiding you, but i can relate to the slightly paranoid feelings that other mums can cause.
Hope the rest of his birthday is ok and have you asked him if he's disappointed? i bet not. men don't get like us about birthdays

Mini - i definitely want a south-facing garden next house (no plans to move anytime soon though)

Leftover:
- look up missed episodes of my programmes so i know what happened

Thurs:
- all up & breakfasted (pref DH up first!) DONE
- all dressed DONE
- DH to work DONE
- morning activities; try soft play at opening time for an hour or so
- need to get shower drain clearer stuff
- PO <<must do>>
- lunch & tidy up
- round to friends for afternoon
- maybe plan on KFC on way home for boys tea?
- boys bath & bed (7.20)
- DH home, our dinner

Longer term:
- Find new dentist that is taking on NHS patients; have looked up some to ring
- upload & order online prints (DH getting rid of that PC so i need to a) research 'time machines', b) get one, c) move all photos from his PC onto it, d) link up my laptop with it so all photos from here go on it; DH looking into it
- order door curtain (& rail) for front door; need to email seller about sizes (got measurements)
- clean kitchen cupboard doors
- empty all cupboards out, check contents & restock
- research backing up hardware for computers Done More
- make up basket of toys & pictures for DS2; need basket Got Basket
- pictures to label 'animals' & 'people' & 'cars' boxes
- SHOWER; use Lakeland spray
- cheap picture frame; (50 x 70) (poss Ikea trip?/Wilkinsons?)
- eBay stuff; 3 sold; 2 packed & waiting on last payment
- pile of blankets to homeless centre (some basic shopping first & go through bedding/towels too)
- tackle the bombsite that is the spare room...
- clear out fridge & proper deep clean, it's filthy; Mostly Done; 2 bottom drawers left
- more vests for DS1 (get some FC ones with pictures too, lol)

comtessa Thu 28-Oct-10 11:53:53

Morning all! Sorry to hear about your DH and your concerns Alice. I hope your day improves.

Justkeepsparkling when I was looking for a new dentist I started a thread on MN for some recommendations in my area which was extremely helpful as my last NHS dentist was no good at all.

Today
Tidy family room
Prepare lunch - friend coming round soon
Call MIL
Fit lock
Do washing up
Do more to sort out bedroom so new bed can actually fit in next week!
Source life insurance
Go for walk/swim
Angry email to councillor re. no recyclng bins in area

Other
Put black shelves together
Letter reclaiming bank charges
Find thank-you letter to MIL's friend Wanda

Ooh - friend just called, she's running early. Better jump in shower and get dressed!

Happy listing all!

Pumpkinbummum Thu 28-Oct-10 12:00:25

Hi Girls found, I HAVE FINISHED CAKE YEY!!

So I feel abit zombie like, we are still in our pjs, trying to decide what to do with dcs, then have to deliver cake tonight

dh has rang twice todaygrin and MIL rang last night for 30 mins (my bloody phone bill[eek])

Alice please don't beat yourself up, what happened with dd? Shes still alive so you didn't murder her
If it only happened yesterday then I doubt your friends are avoiding you, but if it makes you feel better why don't you send one of them a wee text to say sorry about yesterday dd is playing up and I'm just frazzled, or something to that effect
so either they won't have noticed or they will know you could maybe do with cheering upsmile

AND as for your dh don't worry I bet like JKS says hes fine, my dh makes a big fuss about getting me something for my birthday/christmas and then when it comes to his he's not really bothered, and I ALWAYS worry that really he is, use it as a good thing it would be worse if you didn't care about what he thought, iyswim.

Right I have a wash on,
going to go get everyone washed and dressed
and I think a trip to the library

LRB978 Thu 28-Oct-10 12:26:42

Hi everybody. Normally lurk and use the thread as inspiration but manage to do without posting. But am struggling big time at the moment and have decided that posting will help keep me more on track.

Today I have:
Got up
Got dressed
Done ds packed lunch
Taken ds to holiday club
Had breakfast
Made drs appt for tomorrow
(and sat on the computer for several hours)

Next jobs are
Go get top up voucher for the phone, and elec top up as well
Find out who the answer message is from
Clean the bathroom
Have a bath

vastingavay Thu 28-Oct-10 12:52:01

Hey LRB, welcome! Use u as you see fit. grin

Alice, blokes can be a bit stoical and I'm sure working tonight is bumming him out most.

- up, make beds, open curtains done
- wipe round bathroom done
- shower and dress done
- breakfast and tidy up afterwards done
- potty and dress DS done
- check email accounts and online banking some
- laundry - fold dry done , put a load in done
- make playdough done
- sort DS arts stuff and do some making
- lunch doing
- Morrisons - buy pumpkins
- garden, feed the birds
- take rubbish, recycling and compost caddy out
- tea
- wash pots and tidy kitchen
- tidy downstairs + hoover if needed
- out at 6 for theatre

To Do -
- plan Christmas 2010, next - decide on gifts to make/buy done, get cross-stitch framed - hand wash cross-stitch, Frame myself? , duplo off ebay done
- copy CDs onto hard-drive - started
- get a shed - --DH is on the hunt!-- getting for Christmas <fingers crossed>
- polyfilla holes in ceiling kitchen
- put mirror up above dressing table ? or above new hallway radiator hmm
- find paper firemen gave for alarms, ring them
- filing + find DS account details
- new bulb for fridge
- put stuff up into top cupboard in Ds room
- inventory the freezer to get it emptied to defrost
- CO detectors

JustKeepSparkling Thu 28-Oct-10 13:11:37

Hi LRB

Comtessa - not too long for you now, wish i was 36 weeks envy
the dentist issue...i have a pretty bad phobia of all things dentist-related so i've been stalling for ages. DH says he will ask his about the boys so i don't have to worry about them, just one for me.

Leftover:
- look up missed episodes of my programmes so i know what happened

Thurs:
- all up & breakfasted (pref DH up first!) DONE
- all dressed DONE
- DH to work DONE
- morning activities; soft play at opening time for an hour or so DONE
- need to get shower drain clearer stuff bought
- PO DONE
- lunch & tidy up DONE

- round to friends for afternoon
- maybe plan on KFC on way home for boys tea?
- boys bath & bed (7.20)
- DH home, our dinner

Longer term:
- Find new dentist that is taking on NHS patients; have looked up some to ring
- upload & order online prints (DH getting rid of that PC so i need to a) research 'time machines', b) get one, c) move all photos from his PC onto it, d) link up my laptop with it so all photos from here go on it; DH looking into it
- order door curtain (& rail) for front door; need to email seller about sizes (got measurements)
- clean kitchen cupboard doors
- empty all cupboards out, check contents & restock
- research backing up hardware for computers Done More
- make up basket of toys & pictures for DS2; need basket Got Basket
- pictures to label 'animals' & 'people' & 'cars' boxes
- SHOWER; use Lakeland spray
- cheap picture frame; (50 x 70) (poss Ikea trip?/Wilkinsons?)
- eBay stuff; 3 sold; 2 posted & waiting on last payment
- pile of blankets to homeless centre (some basic shopping first & go through bedding/towels too)
- tackle the bombsite that is the spare room...
- clear out fridge & proper deep clean, it's filthy; Mostly Done; 2 bottom drawers left
- more vests for DS1 (get some FC ones with pictures too, lol)

Pumpkinbummum Thu 28-Oct-10 13:14:05

Vasting you reminded me I need to get CO detectors, we had a terrible tradgedy here at the end of the summer 3 teenagers died at a holiday home in Portstewart do to a leak, it was very sad, and I think NI sold out of testers that week

LRB978 Thu 28-Oct-10 14:22:52

Okay, some of these are silly little things, but baby steps all the way.

Today I have:
Got up
Got dressed
Done ds packed lunch
Taken ds to holiday club
Had breakfast
Made drs appt for tomorrow
(and sat on the computer for several hours)
Got top up voucher for the phone, and elec top up as well
Found out who the answer message is from (buddy system for ds )
Put on a load of washing
Tidied the downstairs toilet
(spent even longer online)
Moved dirty clothes off landing into kitchen.

Next jobs are
Clean the bathroom
Have a bath

Wordsonascreen Thu 28-Oct-10 14:30:39

Hello all (sorry am on rubbish netbook and once a thread gets too big it takes ages to flip up)

Tis the weekend here, was due to be going to a halloween party but a ruling Sheikh has died in one of the Emirates so the whole countries in mourning....no public partying

Dc's not impressed especially as I've previously told them funerals are a "celebration"

Oh well house/villa is soo so have sorted the dc's bedroooms today so they look less like a bombs hit it

Have a good weekend all

Wordsonascreen Thu 28-Oct-10 14:31:55

Hello to lrb as well !

anonymousbrainsnatcher Thu 28-Oct-10 14:33:00

LRB - welcome! NOTHING on a list is a silly thing, your list, your things, whatever they happen to be!!

Today

- Up, showered and dressed me and DC’s DONE
- Ocado 8-9 DONE
- General tidy, make beds etc DONE
- Friends coming over, out for morning DONE
- Lunch with friends at home DONE
- Ironing
- Sweep/hoover loft
- Put down mouse traps
- Email insurance broker DONE
- Godson’s birthday
- Hear back from structural engineer
- Pack for weekend away
- set up energy monitoring meter
- Credit card bills to sort
- check rugby tournament photos <show DH>
- Run/Empty DW DONE
- Hang overnight wash DONE
- Chickens
- Dog away with PIL's! DONE
- Reading with DS and DD
- Final read through of builder's spec and breakdown Almost done
- Playroom major sort (again) <DC can do this one!>

LRB978 Thu 28-Oct-10 15:41:31

Today I have:
Got up
Got dressed
Done ds packed lunch
Taken ds to holiday club
Had breakfast
Made drs appt for tomorrow
(and sat on the computer for several hours)
Got top up voucher for the phone, and elec top up as well
Found out who the answer message is from (buddy system for ds )
Put on a load of washing
Tidied the downstairs toilet
(spent even longer online)
Moved dirty clothes off landing into kitchen.
Clean the bathroom
Have a bath

Next jobs are
Tidy the hallway (started)
Phone work
Phone the drs
Phone cool2care

Hello smile

Feeling a bit perkier this afternoon. Have spoken to DH, i think he is just a bit stressed about working late and today is the last day of this lot of work so think he is just anxious about getting through it all. Thinks he may be home around 6ish now instead whih is very good.

WRT my DD and friends, i did send a text yesterday basically saying "sorry about DD's behaviour, struggling to know how to deal with her atm" not heard anything back though sad

DONE
Everyone awake
Give DH his birthday presents and card
Everyone up
Breakfast
DH to work
Wet washing in the dryer
Our bed made
Do some baking wth DD
Everyone dressed
Plasterer here about 9am
Organise the halloween party - separate list to follow
Horses
Dinner - cooking shepherds pie atm to go in oven later
Clear up kitchen after plasterer - he did it very well (well, up to my standards anyhow grin)
Play a game with DD (trying really hard to do this)

TO DO
Go into town to get bits - tomorrow
Empty dishy
Put washing on
Have dinner
DC bath
DD bed
Have a shower and wash hair
All in bed by 10pm

ONGOING
Clean microwave
Take random stuff upstairs
Email friend some photos of kids
Sort side table in living room
Find some nice photo frames
Try out more biscuit recipes
Measure windows for quote for curtains/blinds
Get chimney swept
Sort out toybox
Get some file dividers
Sort out a file for all important stuff
Clear conservatory sides
Mop hall floor
Mop kitchen floor
Go to the big charity shop to look for a bookcase/unit for the conservatory

HALLOWEEN PARTY LIST
Decide on food
Try out mask printout
Get some very thin card/thick paper for masks
Get some shirring elastic for the masks
Get some crafty bits for decorating masks
Get some spooky decorations
Get DD some stripy tights
Get a halloween table cloth - paper
Go into town for stuff

comtessa Thu 28-Oct-10 16:45:54

Good to hear there's no such thing as a silly list. My MIL would agree too.

Today
Tidy family room Done - as far as it can be done as need to put shelves up etc)
Prepare lunch - friend coming round soon done
Call MIL done
Fit lock can't do until find/unpack toolkit
Do washing up done
Do more to sort out bedroom so new bed can actually fit in next week!
Source life insurance
Go for walk/swim
Angry email to councillor re. no recyclng bins in area done

Other
Find tool-kit
Put black shelves together
Letter reclaiming bank charges
Find thank-you letter to MIL's friend Wanda
Work on tidying office

FreakoidOrgansandBloodoid Thu 28-Oct-10 17:09:21

Hi everyone

Still have my headache, now also feeling bit sicky so think it is a slow burning migraine. WC came over yesterday afternoon and made me a cup of tea and sat on my bed stroking my hair to make me feel better. It was a little, erm, tempting to have him on my bed but he started sneezing almost as soon as he got in my room so I told him he must be allergic to me grin

Today dc and I have been to the cinema, then back to friend's house, then to Sainsburys and then Mcdonalds. Hoping to get them to bed fairly early tonight and with any luck I'll wake up feeling normal tomorrow.

JustKeepSparkling Thu 28-Oct-10 17:56:08

Freak - sounds almost too tempting!

Alice - what did DD do? and if one of my friends texted me that i would have replied saying don't worry about it or something similar. we all have crappy days/feeling like we've been bad parent days - well i know i do!

Leftover:
- look up missed episodes of my programmes so i know what happened

Thurs:
- all up & breakfasted (pref DH up first!) DONE
- all dressed DONE
- DH to work DONE
- morning activities; soft play at opening time for an hour or so DONE
- need to get shower drain clearer stuff Put down drain
- PO DONE
- lunch & tidy up DONE
- round to friends for afternoon DONE
- home for tea DONE
- chilling out/play time/tv time Doing

- pour hot water down shower drain
- boys bath & bed (7.20)
- DH home, our dinner

Longer term:
- Find new dentist that is taking on NHS patients; have looked up some to ring
- upload & order online prints (DH getting rid of that PC so i need to a) research 'time machines', b) get one, c) move all photos from his PC onto it, d) link up my laptop with it so all photos from here go on it; DH looking into it
- order door curtain (& rail) for front door; need to email seller about sizes (got measurements)
- clean kitchen cupboard doors
- empty all cupboards out, check contents & restock
- research backing up hardware for computers Done More
- make up basket of toys & pictures for DS2; need basket Got Basket
- pictures to label 'animals' & 'people' & 'cars' boxes
- SHOWER; use Lakeland spray
- cheap picture frame; (50 x 70) (poss Ikea trip?/Wilkinsons?)
- eBay stuff; waiting on last payment
- pile of blankets to homeless centre (some basic shopping first & go through bedding/towels too)
- tackle the bombsite that is the spare room...
- clear out fridge & proper deep clean, it's filthy; Mostly Done; 2 bottom drawers left
- more vests for DS1 (get some FC ones with pictures too, lol)

FreakoidOrgansandBloodoid Thu 28-Oct-10 17:57:41

Anon just saw your sheets thread. We obviously neglected to give you your slatterns initiation pack wink

FreakoidOrgansandBloodoid Thu 28-Oct-10 18:01:41

Yes Alice I was meaning to say I think I'd have text back saying don't worry or similar, especially if it was clear you were feeling bad.

JKS thank goodness for the incapacitating headache wink

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