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

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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.

JKSLtd Tue 02-Oct-12 14:54:20

Quickly posting to say I am here smile

My internet is not behaving so I can read stuff on my phone but find it a right faff to post properly on it.

Posting this so this comes on Threads I'm On before the net crashes again.

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Tue 02-Oct-12 19:16:26

oh no. hope that gets sorted out soon JKS

issimma Tue 02-Oct-12 20:20:43

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twolittlemonkeys Tue 02-Oct-12 20:29:59

Hello! I'm definitely in the slattern category and need a good kick to motivate me. Today when I finally got round to it I did manage to get a few things done:

Cleared out understairs cupboard
Sorted out DSs' books that they've grown out of
Organised all the clutter on top of kitchen cupboards (threw out a lot of it!)
Hoovered out the car (and whilst it was out, hoovered understairs cupboard and living room rug)
Am about to have a bath - whilst it's running I'll clean the bathroom, maybe chuck out some of the mankier bath toys!

Tomorrow I need to:
Take car for its MOT first thing (please let it pass!!!)
Sort out the baby clothes in loft into categories and label them
Have a sort out of DC's clothes and my own - take unwanted ones to charity shop and box up the ones we want to keep in case of future babies!
Have a ruthless toy-chucking session whilst DC are at school!

Alibabaandthe40nappies Tue 02-Oct-12 21:22:49

issima that is a bit scary, it has done it for me too! Ebay

I feel rubbish today after my flu jab, really achey and, well fluey! grin

List done today, plus

More laundry
Booked DS1 onto his next lot of swimming lessons
Picked up dry cleaning
Half hour of housework - it is the week when my cleaner doesn't come and my parents are coming up tomorrow so a little spruce up needed!

Parents coming first thing
Take DS1 for eye appointment (9.40) and then to school. Don't forget lunch and book bag.
Laundry if necessary
E-mail accountant
Pick DS1 up and take him swimming

FreakoidOrganisoid Tue 02-Oct-12 21:26:09

Twolittlemonkeys you've done loads!! I would consider it major accomplishment
to do even one of those things in a day!

The bay of E seems to be on a takeover bid, I've seen it linked on a few threads and it keeps setting itself as my homepage

Lifeisontheup Wed 03-Oct-12 08:29:38

Just back from my night shift so today will be a short list.

Put uniform in washing machine.
Tidy kitchen
Make large cup of tea and take to bed smile
Might manage the gym before work tonight
Run hoover round sitting room to clear up dog hairs.

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Wed 03-Oct-12 09:23:41


Freak - Apparently Mumsnet has got some automatic links to shops which brings in some revenue. There is a thread on it in most active.

Go Issima - glad it is working for you.

Welcome to the slatterns twolittlemonkeys!

Listing in a bit. Work...

JKSLtd Wed 03-Oct-12 09:25:34

Home Internet still dodgy.

But today's list is easy:

- go away on holiday with just dh grin ; at airport

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Wed 03-Oct-12 09:28:10

Found AOD (Area of doom) under the kitchen sink. Something had leaked and I ended up throwing lots away and having to give it a good clean.
Also found AOD in the medicine drawer. Where does it all come from? Sorted that too.

Vitamins done
DD to CM done
PTA Meeting?
Cleaner in today - hurrah

Pick up dry cleaning
Get new tyres on car
Money for swimming for DS
Present for friend in NZ
Birthday cards x2
Stuff to charity shop - still in back of car, chuck in boots
Check kids bank accounts
Check life insurance policies
Plan DD's birthday party - send invites.
Lunch with friend on Thurs

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Wed 03-Oct-12 09:57:34

JKS - have a lovely holiday!!!!!!

madelineashtoninhiding Wed 03-Oct-12 09:58:07

Hello... can I come and be a slattern?

Major procrastination situation today...

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Wed 03-Oct-12 10:02:13

madelineashtoninhiding, Can we call you MAIH? Come join us. I am supposed to be at work but I will give you a poke with a feather duster to get you going. Lets see your list!

madelineashtoninhiding Wed 03-Oct-12 10:19:45

Yes you may - it sounds a bit like "meh" which s how I feel today smile

Well, making me feel even worse is that I have a cleaner who is currently cleaning my house while I MN blush (ooh, can I add the things she's doing to my list and tick them off as she goes hmm smile)

But I have a list and I can't seem to start it. I spent yesterday doing all the easy bits and am now left with the crap.

Here goes:

Send invoices out to stall holders for PTA fair (15)
Empty paddling pool and put away (mouldy and full of tadpoles)
Put glass protector film on all low windows (Ofsted requirement - Childminder)
Confirm stall holders for another event
Sew coloured ribbons on to mindees towels
Attach fire blanket to wall
Write a fire escape plan confused (no frickin clue)
Tax return
Change EON plan
Big dust of entire upstairs

Eurghh. Best put the kettle on.

issimma Wed 03-Oct-12 10:31:04

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TheArtisticSlattern Wed 03-Oct-12 10:44:48

I also have a case of CBA today. I am too tired to do anything!

Gonna make myself take a shower in a mo, that might make me feel better <hopeful>

Have been procrastinating on facebook so far today.

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Wed 03-Oct-12 10:58:04

Fire escape plan. Run screaming from building waving arms above head?

madelineashtoninhiding Wed 03-Oct-12 11:08:47

Halfmum that is excellent - are you a childminder too by chance..? You're a natural! wink

Facebook has let me down today, let me down. No one is on it. And my friend just told me to stop emailingher as she's at work blush

madelineashtoninhiding Wed 03-Oct-12 11:10:03

Okay - here goes. I am going to complete the invoicing stuff by lunchtime - okay?

As for the tax return, my government gateway password has expired... that is even the government telling me that I procrastinate too much now.

ByTheWay1 Wed 03-Oct-12 11:25:23

My (first time ) list for the day...

take kids to school, (done)
take dog for walk (done)
go get some phone credit (that one has been on list for 3 days - now desperate)
buy some butter (to make a lemon drizzle cake!)
make a lemon drizzle cake
make something stunningly delicious for tea
hoover (yeughhhhh)
Go to work (mid day supervisor)
have lunch whilst emptying dishwasher
(collapse on to sofa whilst berating self at having done not a lot on the list whilst watching NCIS:Los Angeles)
pick up kids
email stepmum to see if she is ok (had a minor op today)

know - I need to go hoover at least!! Someone needs to give me a shove.....

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Wed 03-Oct-12 11:49:27

Go ByTheWay1 - surely the lemon drizzle cake has priority?

madelineashtoninhiding Wed 03-Oct-12 11:54:21

Don't know if youre a weight watcher but if it were me I'd be thinking that the calories burned whilst hoovering would earn me an extra slice of drizzle cake and therefore worth doing... (and that is why I am chubby)

Minimammoth Wed 03-Oct-12 12:11:41

Hi everyone, sympathies with tax return Mad, also just to start you off: In the event of fire.......
There is probably a template on the net somewhere, google health and safety.
Sort washing, attempt to dry it.
Attempt belly pork recipe. ( now oven is on )
Write report
Check prep for weekend
Tidy bedroom change bed
Ring re -mortgage thingy
Pick beans and raspberries
Do something creative with beans and raspberries.
Watch bake off


ByTheWay1 Wed 03-Oct-12 14:31:49

Well, I have hoovered - and thanks to the (very sensible!!) suggestions on here I have prioritised the Lemon drizzle cake and will have an extra slice especially for you lot - for getting me off my bum!

There is method in the madness - if I make the lemon cake, I have to go out to buy butter - I go to the same shop where I can buy some phone credit - do TOMORROW'S job of pay for the papers and pick up the kids on the way home - a veritable bucketful of tasks ticked off - and AHEAD of myself for one of them!!

I like this thread..... grin

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