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JKSLtd Sat 16-Mar-13 13:49:04

Welcome one and all, especially if you love writing a great list, then sitting back and MNing crossing everything off.

And extra welcomes to those of us who write something we've already done on the list just for the satisfaction of getting to cross it off grin

Alibabaandthe40nappies Wed 03-Apr-13 15:13:12

Tits well done - agree that hospital clean sounds utterly terrifying, have they given you any tips?

Freak - you are gorgeous, I'm sure you look lovely in your bikini grin

I'm liking reading everyone's lists, it has reminded me that I need to have a bit of a sort through the boys clothes - and my own for that matter!

Cleaner has been this morning for her short visit so the bathroom and kitchen look fab and shiny even if everywhere else is a bit of a bomb site.
Took the boys out for a long walk and to the park earlier, and now we are having a film afternoon.

Move laundry along (where does it all come from, baskets are overflowing)
Make bolognaise for dinner
Research May weekend away
Finalise Waitrose order for Friday
Research new hairdryers - mine blew up earlier and scorched my bedroom carpet. shockhmm

Minimammoth Wed 03-Apr-13 16:29:03

I have just been down to friends house so this list is for him.
Wipe clean and de mould every windowledge in the house.
Wash all doors.
Dust all bookshelves, books and CDs
Hoover right through.
Scrub back door and de mould
Clean windows
Find homes for all spiders
Stare at kitchen cupboards for a loooong time. Then avoid.
Light fire and make it cosy.
Pluck up courage to look in fridge.

Will need face mask I think.

twinklesparkles Thu 04-Apr-13 08:48:14

Morning everyone

I had my baby yesterday, nice quick labour and home after 6 hours smile

Think I'm gonna let my dh do the housework for a few days ;) will re-join you all soon smile


Minimammoth Thu 04-Apr-13 08:51:45

Congratulations Twinkles flowersflowers.
Well done and welcome baby twinkle.
Do come on and let us know details. But for now rest and enjoy your newborn.

Titsalinabumsquash Thu 04-Apr-13 08:54:02

My bedroom to tackle today. hmm

No sleep from Velcro baby, I got him into his cot, asleep and then DP came up to bed, decided he looked sad so got him out. confused

Tidying will be inbetween keeping my eyelids propped up.

SlatternismyMiddlename Thu 04-Apr-13 10:27:17

flowers for Twinkles and little Twinkles. Many congratulations on the arrival of your little one.

I'm off to see if I can talk DH into another baby no chance, but he lets me indulge in little moments of madness when I contemplate another baby knowing my sanity will return

SlatternismyMiddlename Thu 04-Apr-13 14:03:40

I have copied my last two lists to see how I was getting on.

Do washing LOADS DONE
Iron multiple quilt covers
Other ironing
Easter pictures with DCs DONE
Day out somewhere. DONE
Tidy den. DONE
Dust den. DONE
Count PTA money
Put too small clothes in attic
Rotate DCs toys
Clear kitchen table of doom
Kitchen counters. DONE
Sort cloakroom out
Tidy hall
Tidy study
Wash sticky stuff off the stairs (thanks dd). DONE
Clear dressing table. DONE
Hang up all clothes lying around. DONE
Put all shoes away. DONE
Vacuum upstairs
Vacuum downstairs. DONE

Buy work clothes for me
Buy trousers for DS who is going through a growth spurt. DONE
Hospital apt for me. DONE
Tumble dryer on. DONE

I spent 2 hours tidying my bedroom this morning - feel like a teenager! Still loads to do.

FreakoidOrganisoid Thu 04-Apr-13 16:50:00

Congratulations twinkle!! Welcome baby twinkle smile

Aw thanks ali. Stay off my fb page though so you dont get disillusioned about my gorgeousness grin

Lovely day and lunch out for my bday today. I've now caved and done a bit of tidying, some washing up and put a load of washing on though.

Minimammoth Thu 04-Apr-13 18:54:57

Happy birthday Freaki.

JKSLtd Thu 04-Apr-13 20:03:47

Congratulations Twinkles!!! Sounds ideal home so soon but yes rest up and do nothing except baby-moon stuff smile

Happy Birthday Freaki smile

Got going with birthday party prep today, actually finished some things rather than just starting more and more as I have been doing.

DS1 had a friend round, it snowed all day (not settling) and what did they choose to do? hang about on the climbing frame nearly the whole time hmm DD said whenever she looked out the window grin

So, not really done anything list-worthy. Have to get back to it tomorrow:

Laundry mountain; tonnes to do
sort through DD's clothes if poss
pack up for loft/give away too small clothes for DS2 & DD
DS1 to friend's for 1st ever sleepover (pack bag & drop him off, then cross fingers!)
+ usual stuff
what else?

BornInACrossFireHurricane Fri 05-Apr-13 10:33:39

Congratulations twinkles!! Sod all housework and enjot those newborn cuddles smile


Clean kitchen sides
Wash up
Sort baby clothes
Wash clothes that are being collected
Get items ready that are being collected
Take recycling out
Clean clothes away
Wash bedcovers
Order photographs online
Pay phone bill

Have a good day everyone!

SlatternismyMiddlename Sat 06-Apr-13 11:32:14

Good morning.

The family had a day out yesterday. Bad news - no housework done. Good news - we weren't in the house to mess it up.

I'm not feeling inclined today to do much. Must get motivated.

JKSLtd Sun 07-Apr-13 11:39:24

Not been listing - been busy with kids instead.

Tomorrow we are off to Devon to stay with my parents - forecast is rain all week sad

So today I must:
pack x 4 (DH can do his own) clothes
pack other stuff, toys, books, etc
pack non-fridge food & drinks & snacks
empty car of unnecessary stuff (check emergency nappy/potette stiff)
lunch & tidy kitchen
more laundry
DD nap
watch football (DH has gone to Wembley, v jealous)
more setting up DS1's computer/rearrange furniture
more Lego party stuff
DC tea & bed
DH & my Dad here for dinner

JKSLtd Sun 07-Apr-13 21:12:09

So today I must:
pack x 4 (DH can do his own) clothes Done DC
pack other stuff, toys, books, etc Not done
pack non-fridge food & drinks & snacks Not done
empty car of unnecessary stuff (check emergency nappy/potette stuff) DONE
lunch & tidy kitchen DONE
more laundry All DONE
watch football (DH has gone to Wembley, v jealous) DONE
more setting up DS1's computer/rearrange furniture Not done
more Lego party stuff DONE
DC tea & bed DONE
DH & my Dad here for dinner

all above I didn't do today
pack car
go to parents for a few days

- see you all Saturday probably smile

SlatternismyMiddlename Tue 09-Apr-13 18:15:30

Hello all.

JKS - it's probably too late, but have a lovely break.

After Easter my house feels a wee bit more under control, but it is precarious. Tomorrow, when I'm off work is just about keeping control.

I have now booked my summer holiday, 3 months to go, so will create a summer holiday list soon.

Brain is too tired to do anything else right now so will hit the wine instead.

IamnotaStepfordHousewife Thu 11-Apr-13 11:04:09

Back home after staying with my parents for a week, so in the last 48 hrs:

All ironing done
Husband back off army course so all washing, drying and folding currently commencing

Food for DS to be frozen- 17 mths
2 x crustless quiche
Mixed vegetable pots
Cheese sauce pots

Rice crispie treats for meet up with friends and their DC's
2x Slow cooker tea and more pots for DS - new recipe book

Hair cut booked for today
Nail appointment booked for tomorrow
Friends around for tea tomorrow

Should do some marking at some point as back to work on Monday sad

To do:
Clean house
Mark work
Online food shop and complete meal plan

Feeling of relief to produce a to do / done list - priceless grin

TobyLerone Thu 11-Apr-13 12:25:42

Please may I join?

I'm desperately trying to get my house into a fit state to put on the market. This means full-on decluttering, decorating, some DIY and garden sorting. And all this as soon as possible.

I daren't post my whole list, but I'll do today's and the rest of the week's.


~ Empty DS's bedroom bench and remove from his room done
~ Empty falling-apart IKEA drawer set and dismantle done
~ Hoover DS's room done
~ Sort out giant fire hazard carrier bag stash
~ Sort out some more stuff for boot fair this weekend
~ Make banana bread
~ Make pasta bake for dinner


~ Take drawer set and other crap to the dump
~ Take box of books to charity shop
~ Spend at least an hour sorting out some stuff in the loft
~ Change bedding in my room
~ Make myself look actually presentable (clean, shiny hair, clothes which aren't jeggings covered in dust, make-up) for picking DH up from the station after work because he's only seen me looking like a disaster area this week, poor man!


~ Do some more in DS's room
~ Do a boot fair

Next week: my bedroom!

TobyLerone Thu 11-Apr-13 14:33:28

Update, already!


~ Empty DS's bedroom bench and remove from his room done
~ Empty falling-apart IKEA drawer set and dismantle done
~ Hoover DS's room done
~ Sort out giant fire hazard carrier bag stash done
~ Sort out some more stuff for boot fair this weekend
~ Make banana bread done
~ Make pasta bake for dinner

I've hit a wall now, but I did discover 2 designer handbags I'd forgotten I had and which are going straight on eBay grin

weloveourfamily Thu 11-Apr-13 15:34:36

Well done toby just make sure you dont burn out. Thats what i did but at least the handbags were worth it.

Now to get my bum into action and stop putting it off smile

TobyLerone Thu 11-Apr-13 15:55:23

Hmmm. Upon further inspection, it would seem that the handbags are not all they seem. Having spent the last hour researching, they might not be genuine. If they're fake, they're excellent, but I don't think I'll risk putting them on eBay. They can go in the boot fair pile!

I won't burn out. Rightmove is my inspiration grin

weloveourfamily Thu 11-Apr-13 16:33:58

Definitley dont risk it. Im struggling to get stuff done today but im still making some sort of progress at least. So far in the last two hours i have washed and sterilized bottles, washed dishes, folded dried clothes, hung up wet clothes (in serious need of a tumble dryer), put on another wash and now to hoover house smile

TobyLerone Thu 11-Apr-13 16:37:42

They're not mine anyway. I'm assuming they're my sister's, left here from when she lived with me about 6 years ago. If she's not wanted them back since then, I think I'm safe to get rid of them.

Thanks for reminding me -- I've got washing in the machine and it finished about half an hour ago. Best get back up off my bum!

JKSLtd Fri 12-Apr-13 16:55:10

Just back from week at parents.

unload car
start wm
unpack most bags
cup of tea

kids tea & tidy up & dw on
unpack rest of bags
get kids beds ready
bath & bedtime
early night

SlatternismyMiddlename Fri 12-Apr-13 17:25:02

Welcome TobyLerone.

Welcome back JKS.

Today I have

Wash on x2
Kitchen counters
Half of kitchen table of doom
My bedroom tidied
Dishwasher on

To do

Tumble on
More washing
DCs bedding changed

JKSLtd Fri 12-Apr-13 19:23:00

Supposedly a good weather weekend coming up but just seen rain & gales are forecast hmm

unload car
start wm
unpack most bags
cup of tea
kids tea & tidy up & dw on
unpack rest of bags
get kids beds ready
bath & bedtime

To Do:
finish OBEM
our dinner
early night

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