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Vintage and Newbie FLYers thread for Thursday

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grouchyoscar Thu 08-Sep-11 09:04:37

Back to the daily thread!

wil post babysteps etc in a moment

grouchyoscar Thu 08-Sep-11 09:13:01

Here are the BABYSTEPS

grouchyoscar Thu 08-Sep-11 09:19:15

And so far today I have

Up, washed and dressed
S&S bathroom and loo
Make bed
Load and run WM
Load and run DW
Shine sink
Feed the cat
Get bags together
School trudge

Home and brew It's lovely weather for ducks out there, Quack Quack

Wolfcub Thu 08-Sep-11 09:20:44

Morning grouchy

I was looking forward to my 3 hours of peace and jobs while ds was at school this morning but dh has stayed home as a "surprise" and has already disrupted the morning routine. Have I ever mentioned that I hate surprises?


Beds made
Some washing put away
Pots put away
Washing up done
Pancakes for breakfast
Ds dressed and read to

HattiFattner Thu 08-Sep-11 09:22:57

grouchy, Im joining you. My place is a tip.

I have done a load of washing, hung it out
DOne the breakfast/lunch routine

Now off to :

SHine my sink
Empty and refill DW
Sweep floor
Wipe surfaces

and my hotspot for the day...the kitchen table.

Im also going to tackle the post camping nightmare that is the hallway. It will be packed away today!!

Timers at the ready!.....Go Go Go!

grouchyoscar Thu 08-Sep-11 09:49:31

Welcome to Hatti*

Post holiday laundry is a nightmare but add to it camping clear up and...I salute you.

To do
Sweep kitchen floor
Organise the kitchen table
Vac the staircase
Vac the front room

right, start FLYing

Wolfcub Thu 08-Sep-11 10:07:42

Hi Hatti


dw unloaded and reloaded
wm loaded and on
bills paid/nursery photo packed up to send to grandparents
dining table and mats cleaned
bin bag put in bin as dh emptied bin but couldn't be bothered to put a new bag in angry

Wolfcub Thu 08-Sep-11 11:56:55


sliced finger open
sorted through magazine and book pile in living room
books back where they belong, junk in recycling bin
wiped coffee table and shelves, emptied junk out of baskets
tidied Ds's book boxes
cleaned hob
more washing up

grouchyoscar Thu 08-Sep-11 12:04:56

DW done and emptied
WM done and emptied
Table tidied (I have too much jolly crockery and no where to put it)

Legs now tired and I think I should just stop for a while, very frustrating

HattiFattner Thu 08-Sep-11 12:45:23

i have cleaned the kitchen (but not yet done the floor) and the utility, and the downstairs cloakroom.

Still haven't got around to doing the sweeping in the kitchen or doing the hallway, but I still have time! 5 more minutes and I'm shutting down mumsnet... grin

Tortoise Thu 08-Sep-11 13:27:56

Ouch wolfcub. How did you do that?
I've tidied round in the kitchen.
Swept floor.
Washed up so glasses that dw kept leaving dirty.
Loaded and unloaded dw.
WM loaded and turned on.
Hoovered front room.
Walked dogs.

DDs need to put washing away after school!
DS2 needs to sort his room after school!

swanriver Thu 08-Sep-11 13:51:20

what are you lot doing here? Stunned silence at sight of vintage flyers..hope more turn up for me to say hello to...

Ds1 is at Secondary School this week for first time!!!

Wolfcub Thu 08-Sep-11 13:57:36

Hi Swan, lovely to see you. We're having a reunion, trying to get the old gang back together for some support.

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Thu 08-Sep-11 14:33:52

<waves> Hi swan!
Morning all

Thanks for thread G-O

have had a busy day but not flying will be on it this afternoon.
Have put on a PTA hat and in the middle of organising a Doctor Who Event.

Anyway have sausages out of the freezer for dinner.

Wolf hope your hand is better - how did you hurt it?

Hello to Hatti - don't htink we have met before unless you are in disguise. Hope you have had a good day.]

swanriver Thu 08-Sep-11 14:38:34

not much time to chat I've already chatted elsewhere, but
in midst of general muddle, trying to sort out desk etc. The secondary school curriculum now makes keeping all these blooming books [hoarding emoticon]worthwhile, but conversely the system needs to run much more efficiently if ds and I are to make it through the Autumn Term together.

Ds has another fracture (arm) and is lovely but temperamental
Ds2 has been diagnosed with mild ASD and is lovely but temperamental
Dd is lovely, but can be temperamental...
Dh is lovely but can be temperamental
Cat supremely calm and cheery!

grouchyoscar Thu 08-Sep-11 16:07:43

Great to see you Swan I missed every one so it's good to get back.

Vacced the front room and staircase. Landing stil needs doing but, my legs have gone kaput. A member of the pastoral team brought DS home blush also helped to clear the dog poo of his bike tyres and cleared up additional leavings in the back yard hmm we only have a cat confused

So enforced no FLYing but hell, the house looks better already

PonceyMcPonce Thu 08-Sep-11 16:12:29

Hi all. Yoo hoo Swan

Sent dd1 off for second day of secondary school. Waiting for her to come home now, so hope she had a good day!

Day at work boring as hell.
Have just served up rather super curry cooked at 7am this mornign as I need to escape and deliver dd to sport class and me to a meeting.

I would say I cant wait for the weekend, but I am workign it, so cant wait for bed - that will have to do for now!

I mentioned the Home Routines App yesterday - anyone fallen in love with it yet? I am smitten

Wolfcub Thu 08-Sep-11 16:44:39

Sounds like everyone is having a really productive day. We went out for a light lunch after DS finished school. He is very tired today and, with dh at home, his behaviour is challenging today.

I cut my finger tidying up, it's a hazardous occupation, which must be why I don't do much of it. I was tidying up the TV cabinet and the door slammed shut, the lock had been left out (so cupboard locked but open iyswim) the lock scraped against my finger as it shut and ripped a chunk out from the nail bed down to the first knuckle. Luckily only a plaster job once it stopped bleeding. Bloomin' hurt though.

The app sounds interesting PMcP but I haven't come across it. I spent yesterday setting up a flylady cozi calendar to try and keep track of ds's school appointments, PTA, parents evening etc.

PonceyMcPonce Thu 08-Sep-11 16:48:33

Not a calendar - you can use the mornign and evenign routines they provide or just edit, and tick the star when complete. There is a 15 min countdown and it resets every night, so daily fresh start. Plus you can set weeklly reminders for brownies etc.

Am finding it nice tidy version of my old list!

Wolfcub Thu 08-Sep-11 16:51:55

sounds interesting indeed

PonceyMcPonce Thu 08-Sep-11 17:17:31

more nifty than interesting tbh wink

Wolfcub Fri 09-Sep-11 09:34:21


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