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September Flegdgling Fliers - Part 2!

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elliepac Tue 27-Sep-11 06:45:57

Here is the second part of the thread ladies which is much needed because we chat fly so much wink

This is where from the 1st of the month, we attempt to declutter and follow the 30-step wisdom of Flylady (minus cutesy language and a surfeit of e-mails) with lots of chat and support and mutual motivation along the way. (More info available here )

Humungous thanks to our previous thread leader Blue for navigating us all through the August school holidays...and for doing it so consistently and well!!

As usual we will be following a three-pronged approach - and don't worry - we are all at different stages. Some of us (SC stares at feet) -are even embarrassingly stuck at decluttering stage after two years

- repeat or start baby steps (again!)

- repeat baby steps + do 15 mins a day decluttering in the current zone

or

- reinforce babysteps and do daily missions if you have finished decluttering.

All newcomers welcome!

elliepac Tue 27-Sep-11 06:49:56

Arseholes, it wouldn't accept anymore posts on old thread. Hope you all find this thread. Sorry!

Have a good day everyone!

elliepac Tue 27-Sep-11 07:01:46

I have pm'ed as many people as I have had time to. Hope you all find me. This place will get all lonely on my own!

LinzerTorte Tue 27-Sep-11 07:04:11

Thanks for the new thread ellie and for taking over while SC is away. Was just about to post on the old one when I noticed that it was already up to 1000 messages, so thought I'd better check in Good Housekeeping to see whether a new one had been started - and ta da, there it was. grin

Busy day here today; DS has his weekly speech therapy session this morning, then I have five of DD2's classmates here for English before lunch. A friend of DD1's is coming for lunch and I'm teaching another English lesson this afternoon - this time for kindergarten children, although only one of the three can make it today so it shouldn't be too taxing.

My three main tasks for this morning are to:

- finish making flashcards

- open up the dining room table so all six children will have room at the English lesson (It took me about 10 minutes to open it last week; I'm such a weakling! It would take DH two minutes, but unfortunately I forgot to ask him before he went to work.)

- make lasagne

plus as much of my morning routine as I have time for. I have to pick up DS in two hours, so had better get on.

LinzerTorte Tue 27-Sep-11 07:06:09

You didn't PM me, ellie! <wails> <sulks> wink grin

HauntedLittleLunatic Tue 27-Sep-11 07:22:43

Marking my place whilst I see you in active convo's.

Haven't looked at yesterdays thread yet.

coostoonettle Tue 27-Sep-11 07:48:22

ouch love the description of your ds and other kids. Beautiful.
whoknows ((((hugs)))))
Ellie I know I've been AWOL but all that bastards and fecking made my me feel right at home eyes pop out in shock grin a huge congratulations at the booking if a cleaner! Well done you!! It is my firm belief that everyone should have one at least once a week especially full time workers. I have had one for years. It means my ironing gets done and everything gets mopped and hoovered and dusted at least once a week! Genius grin
cheerful spice rub sounds delicious. Can I have recipe?
mad ah yes it was photo day for ds yesterday but thanks heaven for uniforms I just asked him to keep his jumper on. grin
blue grrr at ikea! I feel your pain. We have a unit bout 5 years ago and when we found it missing feet we peed and moaned but never did anything about it! Hope you get it sorted
feetheart mmm beautiful quince jelly. I used to have a quince tree and intended to do jelly when ds came along 5 years ago and garden became so overgrown quince has been swallowed up! Enjoy
swan all power to you sister in changing things. How fantastically positive.

I'm going to hugely massively wave at everyone I've missed as I haven't read all the way back yet.

I have had a lovely weekend. Lovely wine on Friday followed by a whole 24 Hr without dc or dh. A wonderful time at a ball, more wine. Followed by a pool competition and some cider.
Now it really is time for me to hit the home bleaurgh today.

A little list to motivate and I'll be on my way soon as I get out of bed

Get up dressed
Breakfast
S/s
Wm/td/dw on
Strip and remake beds x3
Sort out swim bags
Book new swim lessons for ds and dd
Move furniture around in lounge
Clean kitchen
Tidy toys in bedrooms
Put some of my home office filling in new desk. Love my desk
Finish writing dd party invitations
Start writing ds thank you cards
Make dinner, beef and something
Take dd swimming
Home to chill
Pick ds up from school take to swim lessons
Home for dinner
Friends for diary sort out. I've overwhelmed her with dates!
Home to bed

Hope you all have fantabulous days. I better get up now grin

Now I wondered why it wouldn't post! It's because in my absence you have filled the last one. Arragghh I haven't caught up hardly at all then. grin thanks for lovely shiner new thread grin

BlueEyeshadow Tue 27-Sep-11 08:10:53

marking spot

OuchPassVodka Tue 27-Sep-11 08:30:40

Morning.

Coffee >>> help yourselves!

marking spot too, back later, thanks Ellie.

swanriver Tue 27-Sep-11 09:41:05

Thank you Ellie
Whoknows I left you a message on old thread, just in case you didn't get to read it...

Ellie I too have an intermittent cleaner, mostly to do ironing and bathrooms, at DH's request. I actually find it quite stressful havign a cleaner blush

Meanwhile, dd has decided she is ill today.

done
ds2 to school with selection of DVDS for Outward Bound course confused He said Back to the Future would not be allowed because Michael J Fox says O Sh**t in it shock
Also Harvest Festival (very boring in our school) (a pyramid of tins) tins.
Ds1 off to school bright and early, homework diary signed, arrangements made for picking him up with trombone later. I need to find if school offers practice rooms so that he doesn't need to carry it to and fro. I think I've bitten off more than I can chew here....blush

My list looks like
make beds
clear breakfast
sink
dw
put out veg box cardboard
pay veg box
check bank account
go to tip with dd in car for garden rubbish?
read to dd
paint with dd
read own book
piano practice
encourage dd to do violin practice
what's for dinner NO IDEA. seem to have reached nadir of cooking skills.
Read Jamie Oliver's 30 min meals (which Dh bought rather suggestively) and only thought is that whatever I cook, someone will object to some part of it...biscuit
well, alright, will commit myself to ordinary fishcakes and salad, swiss chard on side, and pineapple sponge.

oh yes, and need to commit myself to taking to children to swimming lessons again (thank you Nettie) I really can't face any more "Slots" in the diary...but I suppose I should.

Makingchanges Tue 27-Sep-11 09:46:14

Thanks for the new thread Ellie

Glad you had a great weekend Nettle

My day yesterday didn't exactly go as planned. I was a naughty flyer and ended up doing a major sorting session instead of flying. Once i'd tidied out the unit in the lounge and thrown away mountains of junk, from even pre-dd, I decided that all my uni folders could go in there. Then I decided to sort the under stairs study area where my folders were. Now however the understairs area looks like a paper explosion. I complain that I have no storage but actually its just that I fill up storage and then never venture near it again so have to find somewhere new. So now I am emptying storage units under the stair that are full of junk over 3 years old. DH is happy though as he sees is as a major step forward as we get a usable study area with storage and a mjor decluttering. It will take me the rest of the week to sort though. Why do I start these things?? sad <bangs head on desks and whimpers>

Todays list

- DD to school Done
- Post letter Done
- Tidy kitchen that didn't do before bed last night blush
- Sort out two drawers of filing cabinet
- Go to visit school with a job vacancy
- Pick up dd and take to library to return overdue books
- Go to visit Brownies to see if the volunteer roles suits me before handing in the forms and signing myself up
- complete volunteering forms
- job appication
- finish hoovering downstairs - only managed lounge and hall yesterday
- clean out car
- mission and yesterday mission as didn't get chance to do it
- 15 minutes in lounge

OK hope the sun is shining and you all have a good day. Back later

OuchPassVodka Tue 27-Sep-11 09:57:09

Today's list

school run on time done
Have a sort out convo with ex done
Washing Ds' duvet on to wash
Bank
Finish tackling pile of doom created yesterday <sigh>
Ds to training
ds' homework finished off
Training meeting
Bins out
Early bedtime

Right out of house jobs need doing asap. Perhaps I will discover the will to move tidy up by the time i get back.

Have good days!

oopslateagain Tue 27-Sep-11 10:09:26

Marking spot, doing bugger all today as have a throat full of razor blades and head full of cotton wool. Do the germs hibernate in school all summer so they can come home with the DC's in September???

rowingboat Tue 27-Sep-11 10:38:26

Hi all,
I haven't managed to get on here, but in my head I have been flying a bit, having little routines and knowing I can get things done.
Work on Sunday then out with a visiting relative who came back yesterday when I finished work, so not too much done on the house and it looks like the toilet at a sewage farm. Oh well.

My to do list

morning routine - which is
washing up
s&S kitchen
sweep
S&S bathroom
sweep
washing in - no washing last night - off to bed early zzzz
check bank to see if savings are in yet

Dinner - pizza and salad
lunch with friends
5 minute room rescue sitting room
put away laundry
tumble some damp laundry
washing load ready to go in
hoover hall and sitting room 5 mins max
hotspot (which I can't see at the moment)

rowingboat Tue 27-Sep-11 10:47:50

Oh add to list transfer money to property shower. smile

rowingboat Tue 27-Sep-11 10:48:41

Ooops big hug and a cup of lemsip to to you! That is exactly what the germs do, you should be scientist!

coostoonettle Tue 27-Sep-11 11:34:10

Sitting down for a quick spot of lunch before swimming lesson. swan I'm just looking forward until I don't have to get in the water with dd

oops hope you feel better soon.
mc I really want to have major unflylike sort out in my living room!! Hope you manage to make some headway in ensuing mess.

Quick update just to make me feel better

Get up dressed -done and undone for frantic oh know got to defuss for swimming
Breakfast-blueberries
S/s-done
Wm/td/dw on-done
Strip and remake beds x3-stripped one
Sort out swim bags-done
Book new swim lessons for ds and dd
Move furniture around in lounge
Clean kitchen-dine
Tidy toys in bedrooms
Put some of my home office filling in new desk. Love my desk
Finish writing dd party invitations
Start writing ds thank you cards
Make dinner, beef and something-done
Take dd swimming
Home to chill
Pick ds up from school take to swim lessons
Home for dinner
Friends for diary sort out. I've overwhelmed her with dates!
Home to bed

Ah yes better check soup

Bye for now more brew anyone ?

rowingboat Tue 27-Sep-11 12:02:51

I'm baaack! Sinister face (just trying to make the morning more interesting/scary) smile

Have to go out in 25 mins so having a quick breather before room rescue/vacuum.
My to do list

morning routine - which is
washing up done
s&S kitchen done
sweep not done
S&S bathroom done
sweep
washing in - no washing last night - off to bed early zzzz done just before it showered.
bins out done
recyling out done
check bank to see if savings are in yet had to phone, bank is being rubbish.

Dinner - pizza and salad
lunch with friends
5 minute room rescue sitting room
put away laundry
tumble some damp laundry
washing load ready to go in
hoover hall and sitting room 5 mins max
hotspot (which I can't see at the moment) done

feetheart Tue 27-Sep-11 13:08:45

DD at home today and tomorrow after being sick last night. Felt bit better this morning, has downed apple juice and dry toast at regular intervals so far and has just embarked on toast and honey. All staying put and she says she is hungry so hopefully on the mend.
However I am VERY frustrated being stuck at home as Autumn Fayre preparations are in full swing (its this Sunday) and I am having to delegate, which is probably a 'good thing'. DD and I will do as much 'putting stuff together' as possible tomorrow as she will be better but not able to go back to school. In meantime I am emailing/texting instructions left, right and centre and probably annoying people smile

Flying on back burner again though have stripped all the beds, washed bedding and hung it all out to dry in the SUNSHINE. I am also back in a summer dress grin

Will attempt washing up and re-making beds inbetween calls/texts/emails. Should do some work too but its looking unlikely hmm

TheGrassIsJewelled Tue 27-Sep-11 14:38:56

<waves> Can I join?
<puts tea down, picks hoover up>

madwomanintheattic Tue 27-Sep-11 15:44:13

marking place

have zoomed through lots of admin whilst the kids were breakfasting, and now off for hair cut! <fly shmy> it sort of counts as tidying myself up i think. wink

Ihatecobwebs Tue 27-Sep-11 16:34:34

I'm sulking - I typed it all out, then found it wouldn't accept. And it didn't even have the decency to save it for me to repost.

Ihatecobwebs Tue 27-Sep-11 16:43:41

Try again ...

Done
Morning routine
Get DS started
Go to work (leaving DH to finish getting DS ready and take him to school - and "No, you can't have the car seat (its less than a 5 min walk!) as I need to collect DM this evening so I can go out and I can't leave DS alone here!"
Go to work
Come home
Collect DS from school
Get embroiled in a playgroup discussion (handover seems to be taking a very long time)
Go back into school and get DS's coat and book bag
Come home
Washing on line
Make beds
Tidy kitchen
Sort post
Paper file item
Process emails
Have lunch - am doing now

To Do
Make DS's tea
Clean washing away
WI meeting prep
Washing on airer
S/s
Collect DM for babysitting duty so I can go to meeting
WI meeting
Take DM home
Washing in machine
Evening routine
Exercise
Make cake/biscuit for lunchbox tomorrow
Make crabapple jelly if I'm not too tired
Sort work/school bags

Ihatecobwebs Tue 27-Sep-11 16:46:20

Got to work today to find that my appraisal which had been booked for Thursday, was happening today. Only got a few minutes prep time in but thankfully they're happy with what I'm doing so I didn't really need my notes.

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