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February Fledglings FLYing High

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BlueEyeshadow Wed 30-Jan-13 22:49:12

Welcome to the February Fledgling FLYers thread

... where we (loosely) follow the step-by-step Flylady housekeeping system (in our own, unique, relaxed style) with lots of wine and chatting along the way.

This little-and-often system is designed so that we can follow a series of steps and routines each day (which gradually become second nature) in weekly designated zones of the house; defining and minimising housework - which in theory should leave us with more time to do other, more interesting things instead!

At the same time it is intended to reduce that panicky "rabbit in headlights" feeling we get when we are overwhelmed and everything needs doing all at once.

To avoid being inundated with details, we advise not signing up to the Big Tent

We are in the process of following Flylady's steps and routines using a three-pronged approach (dependent on the stage everyone is at):

- start or repeat baby steps

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

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

[And if you are really enthusiastic and have finished decluttering - you can go on to detailed deep cleaning in each zone.]

Flylady site here

Don't worry if you are behind; just jump right back in and it will all come around next month again anyway!

All the links for the babysteps and missions will be posted here every day and we'll all be here to cheer each other on.

thanks to SC for leading us through January and for the brilliant OP I've just cut and pasted grin.

So come along in and park your dusters ready for Feb!

NickNacks Wed 27-Feb-13 20:10:18

Blimey, I'm sorry I thought I'd only been absent from thread for a few days but I've just looked back and it's been well over a week.

So sorry I've been really crap and have no idea what's going on. My mission for March is to be on here everyday and reacquaint myself with you all.

SilveryMoon Wed 27-Feb-13 20:17:54

Hi NickNacks Don't worry about it!
I've fallen off FLY threads numerous times because I got so embarrassed about not being able to keep up or come on everyday and didn't have time to read all posts and do personals, then inevitably, I stopped FLYing.
Just pop in and out as you can, no pressure.
How's it going?

NickNacks Wed 27-Feb-13 20:18:16

Fill bag 1 of 5 for Phil the bag
Watch DS assembly
Put a wash on
Hang washing to dry
Go to toddlers
15 mins of shredding (paper not exercise!)
File new contract
Make beds
Clean front windows
15 mins sorting playroom
Sort the top of fridge

NickNacks Wed 27-Feb-13 20:24:11

X posts!

It's going really well actually silvery. Work is so busy at the moment that I've had to grab it while I can. I love it and the money helps smile

So with my new wealth I've hired a cleaner. In theory this meant I was supposed to crack on with the decluttering but that is not quite the way it's gone...

How are you silvery? Thanks for taking over next month, and well done on the mission before work! smile

SilveryMoon Wed 27-Feb-13 20:31:43

I'm ok. Had a tough week at work, so a bit knackered. Got up late today so no mission this morning. And haven't done much FLYing tonight.

Breakthrough in the Silvery house though. Dp has started ticking off on my lists/control journal what he's done (like feed cats, wash up etc) so pleased. Saves me time walking around checking if he;s done things.

LillethTheCat Wed 27-Feb-13 21:09:12

Ooh Im knackered today. Had a good day though. Thank you Toffee for helping me decide Im ok not working as long as I am doing what I am (ie courses to improve my CV while still looking for work). I dont feel as guilty now.

Also had a good morning meeting up with two MNers.

Also went for a run this aft - well I say run, I walked quite a bit of it so I have decided perhaps I need to find time for a walk too during my week, that way I can concentrate my runs on actually running and not just enjoying the peace and quiet of the country while looking at the views. Plus its exercise without really exercising IYSWIM.

- make beds
- turn on washing machine
- 2nd load
- Wash up after breakfast
- 15 mins crap cupboard (the cupboard under the stairs that is full of rubbish and old shoes etc)
- Dry laundry
- put laundry away
- Wash up 2X
- Shine sink
- Fill washing machine for Thurs
- 15 min kitchen (just cleaned down front of Washing machine, Fridge and Freezer - its looking a lot better)
- meet some MNers for the first time
- go for 4 mile run
- coursework (just done 90 mins)

tomorrow's list
- Make beds
- turn on washing machine
- Dye hair (this is just a possibility, it might not happen)
- Dry laundry
- put laundry away
- Wash up 3X
- Shine sink
- Fill washing machine for Fri
- 15 min DDs bedroom
- go to AAT course
- sort out petrol reciepts so I can claim some money back for AAT course travelling.

Anyway got to go, DH is waiting for me to watch Paranormal activity 4.

Hope you're not getting ill Bitchy

Yey on Silvery's DH for marking off things he's done grin

Welcome back NickNacks Im bound to leave the thread at some point as I dont know if I will keep this up. Though doing OK so far

<waves to everyone else>

SpecialCircumstances Wed 27-Feb-13 22:10:45

First day back at work today, so I haven't done much today.

one load of washing done, 2 loads put away
made bed
packed nursery bag
swept and mopped living room
Washing up done and sink cleaned!

BlueEyeshadow Wed 27-Feb-13 23:02:49

Evening all.

Have spent far too long on the computer today and need to get to bed, so will just dump the links and run I'm afraid.

Babystep 28 is about taking good care of yourself.

Mission is to put away coats and shoes etc.

Waves to NickNacks.
Glad the meeting went well Toffee and good luck for the guitar lesson.
Hope you're not coming down with something Bitchy.

Night night... <snore>

NickNacks Thu 28-Feb-13 04:41:33

Thank you got the lovely welcome back everyone!

Wide awake at this ridiculous hour due to dd wetting the bed...

She's 2 so I'm just impressed it wakes her up. I still have a 6 yr old in pull ups who, if he leaks, will not even stir!

Be back later! smile

BitchyDragons Thu 28-Feb-13 08:38:12

I have an 8yr like that Nicknacks. Boys are tricky creatures. When I get the washing machine back he will be losing the pull ups because his dad reports that he will be dry there but his dad limits drinks is very controlling

Need more sleep. didn't fall asleep as early as had hoped. CBA is kicking in again.

GoingGoingGoth Thu 28-Feb-13 10:05:52

Morning all

To do
All the stuff I didn't do yesterday. <sigh>

On a plus note, DD loved Woodcraft Folk, however was incredibly overexcited, so had a battle getting her to bed. Once she was in, she was asleep in 10 mins grin

AND just checked my emails and I've won a Belvoir Farms goodie bag. gringringrin

Jdub Thu 28-Feb-13 11:02:52

Good morning - nearly Friday!
Attempting to make progress (albeit slowly!) But I'm happy that today's mission looks like an easily do-able one!

Welldone on winning Going it's SO nice to win something- what a lovely prize!!!

And so tonight, apart from coats clearing, I will endeavour to bag up my charity shop stuff (mostly baby bits/toys, so am wracked with irrational sentimentality, but I know I've got to do it - soft lass!)

Hope you all have a productive and happy day x

LillethTheCat Thu 28-Feb-13 12:09:56

Hi everyone. Let's see where I am today so far:

- Make beds
- turn on washing machine
- Dry laundry
- Wash up after breakfast
- sort out petrol reciepts so I can claim some money back for AAT course travelling.

to do
- put laundry away
- Wash up after lunch
- Shine sink if DH washes up after tea
- Fill washing machine for Fri
- 15 min DDs bedroom
- go to AAT course
- Take DD2 to a new Music Bugs session starting today at the school, it will be with the Reception children so DD1 will also be joining in.

not doing
- Dying hair (going to do that Tues morning instead)

Well done Goth was that through Mumsnet?

Hope everyone is having a good day. Glad to see the sun is still shining, just hope winter doesn't come back again.

ToffeeWhirl Thu 28-Feb-13 13:24:11

Goth - glad your DD enjoyed the Woodcraft Folk. And congrats on winning something!

DS1 has just had his first guitar lesson. He was so nervous beforehand, but he really enjoyed it. The teacher seems really kind and patient and is just the right person to teach DS1. Am looking forward to hearing guitar music and singing in the house soon...

MIL dropped round for tea as well this morning and kindly did all my washing up, as well as paying for the guitar lesson. What a star.

Am way behind with the washing, but also need to catch up with home ed before the school run. Am not even going to check today's mission.

Hope you are all having a good day.

BitchyDragons Thu 28-Feb-13 14:45:18

I fell asleep again. And woke to find that someone in the house had done the rest of the laundry bar 1 load shock. This never normally happens so was a bit of a surprise. And admittedly i now have a huge pile of laundry waiting to be folded and ironed waiting for me on the dining room table but it was a nice surprise. Still feeling crappy despite the sleep tbh. Trip to the docs time i think.

Engelsemama Thu 28-Feb-13 18:52:48

It can't be the end of February!

<steps out of D&V haze> I think it's finally over! No poo or vomit today, though the house looks like a bomb has hit it.

But on the bright side the washing machine has been going none stop for the past week so we're up to date grin

I know I should catch up on thread, go and do washing up, empty bin, tidy toys....but I think I will wait for a shiny new month instead!

GoingGoingGoth Thu 28-Feb-13 19:23:07

Afternoon all

Lilleth The competition was a 'share & like' on FB, via Naked bodycare. I don't normally do that type of thing on FB, but I really love elderflower cordial grin I keep trying on MN (would love some JL vouchers) but no luck yet.

Toffee yes Woodcraft was great, I really enjoyed it too, it was nice being included in the games. Been a LONG time since I ran up and down a church hall! And such a bargain £10 a term for subs.

Engels I think keeping on top of the washing after D&V is an achievement in itself. Fingers crossed that's the end of it.

Dd to school
Washing up
Litter tray
Washing hung out
Post Office (again)
Collect Dd
Drop Dd off with Dh
Back to school for parent's evening (better than expected -phew)
Practice spelling & times tables with Dd

Still to do
Washing up & SS
Skype friend (forgot last night! shock)

Hope everyone has a lovely evening

SilveryMoon Thu 28-Feb-13 20:13:56

Evening all.
March's thread here
Not in an original mood so borrowed the OP from this thread.

Done the standard routine here today. No mission, it's been a hard week so am letting myself off.
Off to catch up.

LillethTheCat Thu 28-Feb-13 22:03:10

- Make beds
- turn on washing machine
- Dry laundry
- Wash up after breakfast
- sort out petrol reciepts so I can claim some money back for AAT course travelling.
- put laundry away
- Wash up after lunch
- Shine sink if DH washes up after tea
- Fill washing machine for Fri
- go to AAT course
- Take DD2 to a new Music Bugs session starting today at the school, it will be with the Reception children so DD1 will also be joining in.

not doing
- 15 min DDs bedroom (have put on tomorrow's list on the March thread)
- Dye hair (will do Tues)

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