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Fledglings don't makes resolutions in January, they fly and chat through the babysteps.

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BitchytheGreat Wed 22-Jan-14 13:16:54

Roll up, roll up. Thread two for January is here. You chatty lot grin

will be back later with linkie poos and a vat of bitchy's special brew...

In the meantime spot markers will be handed a magic rubber and told to clean up after themselves...

NickNacks Thu 30-Jan-14 21:51:30

Am I in?

NickNacks Thu 30-Jan-14 21:51:55

Woo hoo

I'm back baby!!!

Swanhildapirouetting Thu 30-Jan-14 21:55:00

Hi Nicknacks.

Toffee the Jump has 167 posts on Telly Addicts. It is celebrity ski-ing.

Rugby kit
bags packed for ds2
homework printed for ds2

ToffeeWhirl Fri 31-Jan-14 00:30:17

<puts up 'Welcome back NickNacks ' banner in naughty corner>

<blows up balloons>

<leaves out wine and cake>

Good to have you back on the thread, NickNacks. Sorry you were inexplicably shut out.

ta da

Tidied up the Lego explosion in the sitting room
Endless washing up
Shined sink and polished taps
Tidied kitchen hotspot
Finished putting shopping away
Emptied and wiped down lunch box
Made hot chocolate for DS1
Laid out clothes for tomorrow
Washed school sweatshirt for DS2 for tomorrow
Tumbledried sheets
Made up DS1's bed with clean sheets
Put clean towels in bathroom
Emptied kitchen bin
Put recycling out
Swept and mopped kitchen and hall floors
Wiped stairs

Am exhausted, but at least now the house looks respectable again. I have a friend coming round for coffee tomorrow morning, then MIL is letting herself in whilst we are at work, so the house needs to look tidy. MIL would get a nasty shock if she peeped into our bedroom though (needs more than a five-minute room rescue).

Off to bed now. Night all.

sanschocolat Fri 31-Jan-14 07:36:41


[Waves to Nicknacks!!]

Um, I mentioned up-thread that I was free to run thread in Feb. Is everyone OK with that, or does anyone else want to step in?

JustGettingOnWithIt Fri 31-Jan-14 09:03:54

Everyone dealing with SEN difficulties, hang on in there. I can't say it gets better, but we get better at it. Beware of normalising though, SS assessed what would be needed for me to go into hospital and announced that it would require a four person team to support ds and dd, (which they couldn’t spare) at home, as it “wouldn’t be reasonable to expect one person do it all.”

Nicknacks not sure what’s happened but glad to have you back.

SC I’m waiting for cultures to confirm, but it’s that or something scarier, so I’ll be happier for it to be that.
I hear no clamouring of would be thread leaders, if you don’t mind doing it I’m sure everyone would be grateful. PS don’t forget February really is the new January! (definitely here, must be fully back in flat by end of Feb)

Yesterday’s attempts failed I just slept and sweated lots, so...

Power of three priority

Get to Dr, make them do something about state of me.
Manage to get tree down blush while it’s still Jan at least. blush
Prep against further drain flooding against threatened heavy rain.

ToffeeWhirl Fri 31-Jan-14 09:30:24

SC - yes, very happy that you can run the thread in Feb, thank you!

ToffeeWhirl Fri 31-Jan-14 09:35:30

Just - I'm sorry - the health issue must be such a worry. Crossing my fingers for you that it's something easy to deal with.

Am speechless at SS assessing your children as needing four people to care for them, when you have to manage on your own (and with disabilities of your own to deal with too). Don't know whether to laugh or cry at that.

Thanks for the encouragement about the SENs and accompanying stresses and strains.

DS2's teacher stopped me in the corridor. I was quite scared of my year with her, as she has a reputation as being a bit of a dragon, but she couldn't have been kinder to me about DS1, asking how he was and sympathising on the whole SA procedure.

Friend here for coffee in a mo, then work. DS1 couldn't go in to the learning centre this morning, so the teacher has agreed on one hour on Monday instead. I stayed well out of it, as I was busy taking DS2 to school.

sanschocolat Fri 31-Jan-14 11:59:17

OK, thanks, will start new thread in a bit.

Just have to finish trashing the kitchen making pancakes for dd's school, it's la Chandeleur, Fête de la Lumière (Catholic Candlemas in other words) this afternoon (fete actually on 2 Feb) - raising money for charity. Celebrated with marvellous disregard for elf & safety; lots of 8 yr olds wielding saucepans over naked flames!! grin

sanschocolat Fri 31-Jan-14 12:05:22

Just so you are already doing the work of four people and you have to go on sodding work motivation course shock

sanschocolat Fri 31-Jan-14 12:43:27


New (February) thread here!!

Bucket-loads of thanks to Bitchy for bravely taking on January thread!! thanks cake wine


dizzyday07 Fri 31-Jan-14 13:06:57

I've just frittered away the last few days not doing much above the real basics - buying food, cooking, washing pots, laundry load!

DD and I got up for early morning training but at the last minute she decided she didn't want to go. It was no big deal as we have another session this afternoon anyway! She will be swimming for the club's 9/10yr girls team in the County Championship relay races in 2 weeks so every session counts grin

JustGettingOnWithIt Fri 31-Jan-14 14:17:44

That didn't work out. Went to Dr, sent back to hospital.

SC It feels about the size of it, but I'm having great time buggering up their statistics though. How many hours a week do you spend watching day time tv or films? none, how many hours are spent on non educational reading? none, how many hours a week do you go out socialising, none, how many hours are spent on hairdressing, nails and beauty regimes? none (thought it was obvious to look at me!) how many hours a week are you bored, none.

Swanhildapirouetting Fri 31-Jan-14 14:24:42

Ive had a sociable morning

cleaning lady has done an enormous pile of ironing and hoovered the kitchen and hall

Now I am collapsing and going to bed till school pick up (promised ds2 I would pick him and his PE kit in the car at 3.30)

tidied kitchen before cleaner came
food re-cycling
sorted out laundry piles
showered and dressed
visited a friend's new kitchen, and annoyed her husband by suggesting they put different tiles than the ones they were intending blush

NickNacks Fri 31-Jan-14 17:11:49

Thanks all smile I couldn't post for so e reason, a tech problem which has no been fixed (fingers crossed)

Sorry to read everyone seems to be having a stressful time. Mine isn't much better. I'm expecting ofsted and had to file my tax return so have hidden myself away for a bit to get some work done smile

Swanhildapirouetting Fri 31-Jan-14 17:31:32

Had a lovely drive listening to Radio 2, in my nice warm cosy car out of the rain,
and just made two phone calls

out to pick up dd shortly a bit further than school, now feeling less brave about driving as the rain has intensified.

Ds2 is "relaxing" and Dh is making hamburgers. Ds1 has just appeared, completely sopping wet from Homework Club or Running I don't know which and started arguing with ds2, oh dear.


nicknacks good luck with Ofsted.

ToffeeWhirl Fri 31-Jan-14 20:32:32

Where are you all? Is there another thread I don't know about?

<settles down, folornly, in naughty corner>

ToffeeWhirl Fri 31-Jan-14 20:33:05

Or even, forlornly.

sanschocolat Fri 31-Jan-14 20:38:04

Psssttt Toffee luv, over here

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