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liveinazoo Fri 03-Jan-14 09:22:37


shakes last of sweeties in the tin and hopes for company!

<<any newbies out there wanting to join us chit chat,declutter and encourages <slightly > less slothernlyness,come in too!grin

IorekByrnisonsArmour Fri 03-Jan-14 10:27:47

Happy New Year Zoo !!

I read your previous threads - the lack of sleep "shoot me now" post both resonated and made me laugh grin

<takes a sweet>

JustOneMoreCoffee Fri 03-Jan-14 10:34:23

(Oooh sweets, diet starts Monday wink)

Can I join please? I've lurked for ages but actually commenting might make me do something this time. grin

Scout19075 Fri 03-Jan-14 11:03:08


Found the new home.

Still in PiLshire until Monday so will chat and nibble muffins and sweets until we return home. I suspect I need until Wednesday until I get stuck in again.

notallwhowander Fri 03-Jan-14 11:25:21

MN newbie here but would love to join,
need all the motivation I can get.

<also takes a sweet...or three...>

Scout19075 Fri 03-Jan-14 11:33:53

Don't forget if those candies have wrappers they -- the wrappers, not the sweets -- need to go straight in the bin. wink. Yes, MrScout, I'm looking at you.

AdoraBell Fri 03-Jan-14 16:34:02

<sneaks a sweet while pondering calling in fumigadoras, we have antsangry >

bessie26 Fri 03-Jan-14 19:43:17

<grabs sweet & passes round choc brownies>

I first did baby steps 3 years ago & know it works, but fell off the wagon big-stylee around September when DD1 started school & I got my BFP! grin

<wanders off to shine sink before zoo sends a boot my way>

AdoraBell Sat 04-Jan-14 20:24:08

Not done too badly, considering it's the weekend <clutches at straws>

Proper lunch done, cooked the chicken for the salad myself, and rice too, but my back is playing up so I can't do much else. Also cooked a tomato sauce for baked eggs tomorrow, so all I have to do is reheat it, add eggs and voila, sunday brunch is served.

DDs very kindly put the laundry on the clothes airer, or "horsey thing" as DD1 called itgrin

Dogs fed, will need another meal later.

DW put on once DDs had loaded it.

I need to sort a fridge, it's not working but DH insisted on using it over Christmas because he's a bit miffed at it not working. Of course the food he put in there (and I couldn't fit into the working one when I moved it all) has gone off, grr.

I can't find the number for the fumigators so haven't called them yet.

Scout19075 Sat 04-Jan-14 22:22:52

As mentioned, still in PiLshire but today I started gathering up presents (in anticipation of packing), went with MrScout and SmallBoy to a science museum, emailed SiL1 (who is currently spending six months in NZ with her Kiwi fiancée) and uploaded lots of pictures for my parents.

Scout19075 Mon 06-Jan-14 14:50:09

Almost home. Yay!

Will be going out for dinner when we get MrScout from work then heading home after we eat. Once SB is in bed I'll go to Tesco for the essentials but think I'll do a big shop tomorrow night (too tired to think now and it's only mid-afternoon. Tomorrow is first swim class of term and an attempt to get back on track and into the swing of things.

AdoraBell Mon 06-Jan-14 17:04:29

Hope you enjoy your dinner Scout

We're doing shopping this afternoon, cash flow situación means we only have DH's emergency card so I can't do it in peace myself as I normaly would.

Laundry is under way, just cleaned the líne as forest fires have left everything covered in ash. Luckily not close enough To be threat To us.

AdoraBell Mon 06-Jan-14 17:08:00

Just Booked DD2's blood tests, so that's an important ítem off my long term To Do list. And because I left it úntil after Christmas I got her in for Two day's time as most people are away on holiday and so not using the lab's/Dr's timegrin.

AdoraBell Mon 06-Jan-14 21:57:35

No shopping done, DH's meeting's were moved.

Had DDs look through cook books, they are gong to start cooking 1 meal each week. DD1 is disappointed that by cooking I do not mean shoving a frozen pizza in the oven, which is exactly why I'm doing this <evil grin>

IorekByrnisonsArmour Tue 07-Jan-14 16:02:11

Hi AdoraBell I like your style grin

Nothing other than the usual routine done today and the new puppy is showing his collie side by helping the other dog to herd the chickens. INTO THE KITCHEN.

I should be onYouTube grin

Scout19075 Wed 08-Jan-14 08:57:49

I could cry with tiredness and frustration. Just step over my sobbing heap in the corner.

We be back with a goals list when I can think straight long enough to create one.

liveinazoo Wed 08-Jan-14 11:27:58

wow!im very proud of the industriousness of everyone!grin

so at chez zoo zoolets returned to school today and I am urveying the carnage that was xmas<<sobs>>

despite promises dp did his usual buy half santas grotto and total gifts of 3 kids=almost 90<including selection packs> and we now have a huge playmobil horse stables and 2,yes 2 playmoibil playgrounds...I want to cry!
I have shoved the 6 new games under the stairs<beg no one to try and go in there for risks of death in the avalanche>the books are <mostly> on shelves...
little zoo has a baby and buggy<no home> and i have 3 boxes<roughly half size crisp box> now in situ in fornt room with belongings i have no where to putsad

on top of this washing machine is on last legs<not draining and am told isn't worth fixing again>drier gave up beg December and fridge freezer is constantly leaking ehichi am reliably told means motor on way out an need a new one<aaaaargh>dp took us currys last night for 3 new appliances on sale<buy now pay later> and we now have the fridge freezer and drier arriving Friday,washing machine to follow<utof stock til next week>.all well and dandy buti now need a tidy kitchen for delivery men to access<yikes,zoinks and heaven help me!!!!!!!>

need lots encouragement so i shall now roll up sleeves and start by clearing/declutter surfaces<<i may be gone some time ,but shall be back at some point today to update/hold self accountable!>

<gulps and dons hard hat.....>

liveinazoo Wed 08-Jan-14 11:32:08

apologises for hideous amount typosblush

<scurries off in hard hat for the battle of kitchen surfaces>

Scout19075 Wed 08-Jan-14 13:55:48

I have given up and given over to the migraine. SB put together his Lego windmill this morning while I slumped across the table. Now we're curled up watching CBeebies while I close my eyes.

liveinazoo Wed 08-Jan-14 14:42:47

<sympathies to scout-horrible things esp when try watch little ones...hope you get a chance to lay quiet in dark for a bit at some point today.i get them when im overtiredsad>

I have2 small square surfaces and a longer one in my kitchen....
I now have a long one-I dumped everything off it on the livng room floor and scrubbed it and the tile splashback behind then painstakingly picked through everything<why have cards,paperclips,old bills etc been clog up the spaceconfused?>wiped down kettle and returned etc
square surface that houses toaster/breadbin has had the same treatment and both are now gleaminggrin
sadly the 3rd housnig microwave and is haphazardly stacked my baking tins etc now looks uber scruffy,but ive run out of time as I have to get the zoolets soon and I wanted a brief break before I pick them up

ooh and ive also resurrected the pin board that was neglected and stuff full old school holiday dates,out of date coupons now has important things pinned to it nand space for any extras that appear
<wonders any cake left in the threads treat tin.......>

Scout19075 Wed 08-Jan-14 16:39:10

Trouble with Pop-o-Matic dice should be banned from the house when there's a migraine about. Ugh.

AdoraBell Thu 09-Jan-14 02:31:41

Was out from 7am To 8pm, and no, I have not done any cleaning.

Might see you Tomorrow, if I'm awake.

liveinazoo Thu 09-Jan-14 10:39:56

adora-having been out so long we shall forgive you<<if you aren't in,cant be any mess surely!ha ha>>.enjoy a much needed rest!
scout-pop o matic dice are excellent for avoiding cheating and losing issues but I agree they sound like thunder raging during a migrainesad-hope you are feeling a little more human today

todays the last day before the new appliance invasion...I have to sort "microwave corner" and suspect it would be prudent to pull out t.dryer/freezer and clean under neath<don't want any horrors to embarrass me like a mouldly bluberry festering under things etcblush

shall pop back before pick up kids from school-by typing it I am holding myself accountable to get off my lazy butt and do it!!!!!

AdoraBell Thu 09-Jan-14 15:39:42

Don't mind me. I'm just sleep walking through.

Had To go out early again, trying To Get DD2's growth hormone tested but her blood pressure was too low, same again Today. Now requires a tríp To her specialist To discuss, this arvo <weeps> back in the centre of the City, forty KM away.

I haven't called fumigators yet as can't find number but we found a scorpion in the hall so it's urgent now, will have call someone else.

Scout hope you are feelling better by now.

Zoo you have my sympathy re the Christmas bonanza, I took over this year and let my new found Mininmilist outgrin, DDs haven't missed out. Good luck with the new amplíances being delivered.

I have washing on the líne, smells of smoke now from forest fires so needs To be washed again, which is frankly boring.

grin Thanks Iorek, dogs and chickens, you're braver woman than me!

liveinazoo Thu 09-Jan-14 17:43:56

a scorpion!!!!!!!shock<hides behind sofa super wimpy fashion>

I had pop shoe shop with zoolets and dp after school-all have outgrown shoes/trainerssad
we got new shoes for all and waling boot tyle shoes for outside school as we out n about quite a bit so hoping they are more robust than trainers<and waterresistant,and on salegrin>

after the applainces wed dps credit cards are weepingsad.....

I have managed to cajole him to move the freezer for me so I could clean under/behind it-glad I did as a couple shrivelled black things im guessing used to be a pasta shape and a grape/bluberry that ended up on the floor and cats batted under the fridge.....

the kitchen is acceptable for the invasion tomorrow.due between 11 and 2 so I should be up to armpits in laundry later in the day<sigh>

adora-hope things go ok with dd-is it an ongoing problem or new?bit of a bugger trail 40km to see specialist thoughsad

<<hopes scout is feeling better and getting some rest or playing with SBsmile>>

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