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Welcome to the new thread ladies

Tired today - not a good night with DS2!!

TODAY
All up and dressed - done
DH to work - done
Spatone + vitamins - done
Breakfast and tidy kitchen - done
Make beds and tidy upstairs - done
Washing onto the line - done
Pre-cleaner tidy downstairs - done
Cleaner - done
Sack cleaner and remember to get the key back - done
Garden playtime with DS1 - done, more later
Lunch and tidy kitchen - done
Phone insurance company!
Lazy afternoon
Online shopping for some summer clothes I can BF in
Book a Waitrose delivery
Tea for DS1
DH home
DS1 bath and bed
Our dinner
Clear up
Tidy downstairs
Kitchen clear before bed

twolittlemonkeys Tue 19-Apr-11 13:25:19

I'm getting nothing done today! I should be tidying, making dinner (tea time will be mad here, DH going straight out from work, got to feed boys, get them to bed and be done and ready to teach a piano lesson by 7!) oh and packing as we go away to my mum's tomorrow for a week. There is also laundry to fold and put away, haven't even made lunch yet, no... instead I made cookies and MNed whilst the kids watched a DVD - what was I thinking?

Anyway, must get off my sorry arse and do something useful!

notsoqueenofclean Tue 19-Apr-11 13:32:29

Oh hello! Can I join in? I'm a bit rubbish with keeping up with fast moving threads though...

I have got so much to do but so little energy. DD2 is being a bit of a pickle at night now and I'm just knackered. The weather is absolutely beautiful outside and I really want to take the DCs out. I'm going to attempt to at least do the rooms that are seen if we have guests (which we never do, but you never know...) and after that hopefully drag the DCs round the park for a couple of hours.

I'm shit at housework, as my name suggests lol.

I have done half of the washing up (chore!) and done 2 loads of washing so far. I reckon there's another 3782 loads of washing to go before I'm free of it all.

I also woke up to no electric this morning, so had to get the 3 DCs ready and traipse to the shop to charge the key. DD1 had a massive tantrum because I wouldn't let her wear a dress as it needed ironing. All I wanted was a cup of team lol.

So we got back from that little adventure and the kids have since had lunch. DS is now wandering around with his dummy. Sleep time is imminent! The only downside to that is that I'm pretty tired too so could put DD2 down for a bit and join them which results in getting absolutely naff all done.

Spacehoppa Tue 19-Apr-11 14:01:01

Dont worry notso. You will soon gather we are not all domestic goddesses. This is my list of stuff Tes lunch to Fri teatime

read (and understand) trade mag
washing
ironing
hoover
dust
clean hardfloors
gardening
rubbish out
sort tax office
do paperwork
give out Easter prezzies
Weds playgroup
clean bathroom
clean kitchen
look after little one
drink plenty of brew and he odd wine

twolittlemonkeys Tue 19-Apr-11 14:02:05

Well I've emptied dishwasher, put away laundry (some of it straight into the case for going away) and fed DSs and tidied up lunch stuff. And eaten several of the cookies!

Now to tackle the packing and wrapping some birthday presents.

AnonymousBird Tue 19-Apr-11 14:08:34

Helloooooooooooo. Well done Ali on the new thread.

Not alot going on here either. DC sploshing around in the paddling pool. I have a few calls to make so hoping to get those done in the next half hour in peace....

Daily/Today
- Up, showered and dressed DONE
- General tidy, make beds etc DONE
- Fill/Run/Empty DW DONE
- Washing <now drying - perilously close to the paddling pool!>
- Hoovering
- Kitchen
- Ironing HALF DONE AND PUT AWAY
- Playroom
- On line banking DONE
- Maths/phonics workbooks and cards <found - need to buy>
- Clean Oven <postponed due to lack of enthusiasm ventilation>
- Collect post from house DONE
- Chickens DONE
- Dog DONE
- Reading/Spellings/Word cards <not today>
- April budget itemise everything DOING
- Get fire going
- Make dinner
- Extra big hugs for DC before bed

House

- Go see builders DONE
- Take various bathroom bits with me today DONE
- Check bulbs for new wall lights and order the lights <need to make call now>
- Building project finances - need to update spreadsheet
- Building project plans/lists/schedule to update <ongoing>
- Choose bathroom mirrors
- Carpets <measure up booked for tomorrow>
- Post sample back to flooring people

notsoqueenofclean Tue 19-Apr-11 14:21:59

Do you do a weekly list or a day to day one?

If I just write: Everything, I think that just about covers it for today, tomorrow and the rest of the week grin.

I have to go into work on Thursday morning for Inset Day and we are going to a BBQ tomorrow lunch time at a friend's house. So trying to fit it all in around those two things.

JustKeepSwimming Tue 19-Apr-11 16:11:17

Hi notso - i tend to do a daily list + my 'ongoing' list (ie never get round to doing!). Everyone is different though.

Well, a show here, yey!!!! Maybe baby will decide to come out at some point soon after all...

Tues:
- all up & breakfasted DONE
- all dressed DONE
- strip beds & find clean bedding DONE
- swap bathmats & towels DONE
- DH out with boys DONE
- BF group (via library) DONE (not library, forgot book to take back)
- lunch & tidy up DONE
- DH out for work for afternoon DONE
- garden time Doing (water table out, lots of splashing, lol)
- tea x 4 & tidy up (BBQ)
- boys to bed
- early night (slept atrociously last night, knackered now)

Pre-Baby
- maybe book reflexology;*They don't do pg reflexology* will have to find somewhere else if things don't happen soon.

Ongoing:
- Find new dentist that is taking on NHS nervous patients for me/investigate private; DH thinks his will take me on too
- order blind for kitchen side door
- curtains for playroom; Here! ; pleat & tie strings; stitch pairs together; hang
- hookbacks up in playroom & our room (handyman, once curtains arrive)
- mark damp stain on kitchen ceiling to see if it's growing!
- pictures to label 'animals' & 'people' & 'cars' boxes
- see if any toys can go/be put away
- watch Prison Break DVDs & give back to PIL; Started
- party invites; deliver non-sch friends over holidays; Track responses; 6 yes/1 no
- clean oven; Bought Oven Pride
- book some online shops for post-baby (can't book far enough in advance yet)
- a bottle of wine & a thank-you card for PW (she stops coming soon)
- try and work out plumbing attachment for water hose for f/f

AnonymousBird Tue 19-Apr-11 18:21:32

Hey JKS, nearly there?!?!?

OOOO, I am quite excited. I have walls. I have stairs (deepest joy of all) and I oh so nearly have a decorator (starts next Tuesday - eek!). AND, the thing that really signals I am moving from being a building site to a house is that the Skip has GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel like we have really turned the corner now. smile. Place is still a tip though! Site Manager promised me this morning that he was getting this seen to this week (gently reminded him it is a short week)

Daily/Today
- Up, showered and dressed DONE
- General tidy, make beds etc DONE
- Fill/Run/Empty DW DONE
- Washing DONE <third load nearly finished>
- Hoovering DONE
- Kitchen
- Ironing HALF DONE AND PUT AWAY
- Playroom <next and dreading it>
- On line banking DONE
- Maths/phonics workbooks and cards <found - need to buy>
- Clean Oven <postponed due to lack of enthusiasm ventilation>
- Collect post from house DONE
- Chickens DONE
- Dog DONE
- Reading/Spellings/Word cards <not today>
- April budget itemise everything DOING
- Get fire going
- Make dinner
- Extra big hugs for DC before bed

House

- Go see builders DONE
- Take various bathroom bits with me today DONE
- Check bulbs for new wall lights and order the lights <need to make call now>
- Building project finances - need to update spreadsheet
- Building project plans/lists/schedule to update <ongoing>
- Choose bathroom mirrors
- Carpets <measure up booked for tomorrow>
- Post sample back to flooring people
- Speak to decorator re starting and materials etc. DONE
- Pick paint and order from building merchants.

minimammoth Tue 19-Apr-11 20:46:47

Hi all.and Monkeys and Notso. We are all here to cheer on and prop up. Hope it helps.
I feel as if I have been on the go all day and done nowt.
Waiting to go:
plant beans
pot on other stuff
cheer on the courgette
Loads of office stuff washing and house stuff, but can't be bothered to list.

BUT.... DD2 is considering C section or not. So it all might happen quicker than I thought, so if I go quiet. I'll be on duty.smile
JKS good luck hope all goes well
Anon...exciting about the 'new' house.

I also favour a daily list, and then I have other lists for longer term jobs and specific projects.

TODAY
All up and dressed - done
DH to work - done
Spatone + vitamins - done
Breakfast and tidy kitchen - done
Make beds and tidy upstairs - done
Washing onto the line - done
Pre-cleaner tidy downstairs - done
Cleaner - done
Sack cleaner and remember to get the key back - done
Garden playtime with DS1 - done
Lunch and tidy kitchen - done
Phone insurance company!
Lazy afternoon - done well sort of!
Online shopping for some summer clothes I can BF in - done some
Book a Waitrose delivery - done
DH home earlier than expected - done
Dinner - done
DS1 bath and bed - done
Put away clean laundry - done
Get washing off the line
Clear up
Tidy downstairs
Kitchen clear before bed
Change our bedding because DS1 climbed in there all covered in sand hmm

AnonymousBird Wed 20-Apr-11 09:14:01

Morning!!

Ali - sack the cleaner?!?!? Oh dear! Been there before. She actually threw the key at me (7 months pregnant). DH hit the roof as a) she threw the key and b) heavily pregnant was not the time to sack the cleaner, but she was cheating us so we had little choice....

Daily/Today
- Up, showered and dressed DONE
- General tidy, make beds etc DONE
- Fill/Run/Empty DW
- Washing <possibly one load late in the day>
- Hoovering
- Kitchen
- Ironing <second half to do and I WILL do it>
- Playroom
- On line banking
- Furniture delivery before Noon
- Maths/phonics workbooks and cards <found - need to buy>
- Clean Oven <postponed due to lack of enthusiasm ventilation>
- Collect post from house
- Chickens
- Dog
- Reading/Spellings/Word cards <not today>
- Finalise Tesco delivery for tomorrow
- Post card and present to friend
- April budget itemise everything DOING
- Get fire going
- Make dinner
- Extra big hugs for DC before bed

House

- Go see builders <Midday>
- Check bulbs for new wall lights and order the lights <look promising - nearly there!>
- Building project finances - need to update spreadsheet
- Building project plans/lists/schedule to update <ongoing>
- Choose bathroom mirrors
- Carpets <measure up booked for 1pm>
- Post sample back to flooring people
- Pick paint and order from building merchants.

JustKeepSwimming Wed 20-Apr-11 10:09:17

No baby yet, lots of 'activity' but nothing definite or regular yet.

Have decided not to go to SN playgroup today (which is a shame for the boys but it's a bit far from home for comfort) & warned the Speech Therapist that we may be cancelling later.

Today:
- focus on having baby, lol!
- text PW re not coming today
- lunch & tidy up
- SALT (2.30)
- poss trip down to beach to see friends (after 3pm)
- tea x 4 & tidy up
- boys to bed (bath? probably after beach trip!)

Pre-Baby
- maybe book reflexology; will have to find somewhere else if things don't happen soon.

Ongoing:
- Find new dentist that is taking on NHS nervous patients for me/investigate private; DH thinks his will take me on too
- order blind for kitchen side door
- curtains for playroom; gather & tie strings 2 of 4 done; stitch pairs together; hang
- hookbacks up in playroom & our room (handyman, once curtains arrive)
- mark damp stain on kitchen ceiling to see if it's growing!
- pictures to label 'animals' & 'people' & 'cars' boxes
- see if any toys can go/be put away
- watch Prison Break DVDs & give back to PIL; Started
- party invites; deliver non-sch friends over holidays; Track responses; 6 yes/1 no
- clean oven; Bought Oven Pride
- book some online shops for post-baby (can't book far enough in advance yet)
- a bottle of wine & a thank-you card for PW (she stops coming soon)
- try and work out plumbing attachment for water hose for f/f

Morning everyone

Anon - I know, it's a PITA to be honest. I have had so many little problems with them though - being late, repeatedly not doing certain jobs even though I've pointed them out on numerous occasions, etc. I used a small agency, and the first clean I had the person who came was brilliant, but then the two who have been coming regularly just don't work to the same standard at all. And it was costing loads and I found myself resenting paying when I had to spend an hour going round doing the bits they had missed!!

Oooh JKS - exciting!!

We are having another day at home I think, with lots of time outside. DS1 is getting taken for a day out by family tomorrow and then we are busy all weekend so I don't feel guilty for having a quiet week

TODAY
All up and dressed - done
DH to work - done
Spatone + vitamins - done
Breakfast and tidy kitchen - done
Unload dishwasher - done
Make beds and tidy upstairs
Wipe over bathroom
1 load of washing
Re-juggle meal plan
Finalise Waitrose order for Friday
Order name labels for DS1 - done
Lots of playtime with DS1
Lunch and tidy kitchen
DH home early maybe?
Dinner - what?
Clear up
DS1 bath and bed
Tidy downstairs
Kitchen clear before bed

PlumBumMum Wed 20-Apr-11 11:14:33

OOOOHHHHHHH JKS list: Fill birthing pool (hopefully)

Yeah Ali for new thread

I need to
empty dishy
get washing out on line
see what I forgot to buy in Tesco yesterday & make a list
decide whats for dinner
dcs home at 12 today & Easter holidays begin

going to visit my nannie tomorrow so good luck JKS

cikecaka Wed 20-Apr-11 11:51:01

Good Morning Ladies, DM is in respite for next 2 weeks and I am looking round nursing homes at the minute as she is ready for one asap.

My house is that bad that Kim and Aggie would refuse to come in! blush

Going to take teeny weeny steps to start getting it back into shape.

Seperate clothes into different baskets for washing
Wash Dishes
Hang out clothes
Take in clothes
Put away Clothes
Make Lunch

Spacehoppa Wed 20-Apr-11 14:25:23

Just had a major panic that we had no house insurance took 15 mins on phone and we actully do...phew...try to return to list

read (and understand) trade mag
washing
ironing
hoover
dust
clean hardfloors
gardening
rubbish out
sort tax office DONE
do paperwork DONE
give out Easter prezzies
Weds playgroup DONE
clean bathroom DONE
clean kitchen DONE
look after little one WATCHING PINNOCHIO!
make Easter hat
Off to do ironing and make a brew

SupersonicDave Wed 20-Apr-11 15:52:21

Hello, found you!

Ooh, JKS????

DS teething again, My darling dad has just been to do some jobs but i need to get some different sized screws, rawl plugs etc <yawn> this is why i don't do DIY. Need to start a thread asking for decorating advice too, now that DS has finally moved into DD's room (and it is going very well!)

Not doing much, had chiro today and feel all wobbly.

cikecaka Wed 20-Apr-11 15:57:32

Seperate clothes into different baskets for washing DONE
Wash Dishes
Hang out clothes 1ST LOAD DONE
Take in clothes
Put away Clothes
Make Lunch DONE
Washing
Sweep Floor
Tidy Sitting Room
Collect DD3 from creche

Spacehoppa - eek scary moment! Always good when you are more organised than you think you are though grin

Today is going ok, so far. I managed 10 minutes in the sunshine with my Kindle while DS1 played in the sandpit and DS2 was asleep.

TODAY
All up and dressed - done
DH to work - done
Spatone + vitamins - done
Breakfast and tidy kitchen - done
Unload dishwasher - done
Make beds and tidy upstairs
Wipe over bathroom - done
Hoover and sweep downstairs - done
1 load of washing
Re-juggle meal plan - done
Finalise Waitrose order for Friday - done
Order name labels for DS1 - done
Lots of playtime with DS1 - done and doing
Lunch and tidy kitchen - done
Phone insurance company! - done can drive again
Sort through post rack and do filing - done
Fill in maternity care survey - done
Pack up nursing bra to return for a different size
DH home early maybe?
Dinner - casserole from the freezer
Clear up
DS1 bath and bed
Tidy downstairs
Kitchen clear before bed

AnonymousBird Wed 20-Apr-11 16:34:21

Good afternoon - sometimes I wish I could jump in the paddling pool with DC!! Phew, it's hot today.... glorious though. I keep forgetting we are on Easter hols, had to remind myself DC are back at school after the weekend.....!

hey ho.

Right:

Daily/Today
- Up, showered and dressed DONE
- General tidy, make beds etc DONE
- Fill/Run/Empty DW <fill after supper>
- Washing <possibly one load late in the day>
- Hoovering <next job>
- Kitchen
- Ironing <second half to do and I WILL do it>
- Playroom
- On line banking
- Furniture delivery before Noon DONE
- Maths/phonics workbooks and cards <found - need to buy>
- Clean Oven <postponed due to lack of enthusiasm ventilation>
- Collect post from house DONE
- Chickens DONE
- Dog DONE
- Reading/Spellings/Word cards <not today>
- Finalise Tesco delivery for tomorrow <doing>
- Post card and present to friend DONE
- April budget itemise everything DOING
- Get fire going
- Make dinner
- Extra big hugs for DC before bed

House

- Go see builders DONE
- Check bulbs for new wall lights and order the lights <look promising - nearly there!>
- Building project finances - need to update spreadsheet
- Building project plans/lists/schedule to update <ongoing>
- Choose bathroom mirrors
- Carpets DONE
- Post sample back to flooring people
- Pick paint and order from building merchants.

cc - hello! Nice to 'see' you

cikecaka Wed 20-Apr-11 16:43:02

Thanks a million Ali, hope its ok to drop back in. Have had a rough few months with DM and its looking like it starting to get easier so need to get back on top of things again

cikecaka Wed 20-Apr-11 17:10:30

Seperate clothes into different baskets for washing DONE
Wash Dishes DONE
Hang out clothes 2nd LOAD DONE
Take in clothes 1st Load* In
Put away Clothes
Make Lunch DONE
Washing 2nd Load on
Sweep Floor
Tidy Sitting Room
Collect DD3 from creche

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