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Fledglings flutter vaguely into August - summer mode continues

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BlueEyeshadow Mon 01-Aug-16 08:17:44

Ok, so stealing Einstein's OP from last month, summer mode hereby continues.

This means:
1. You are still welcome to join and post
2. If you want there to be links and no one has posted them, feel free to post them.
3. As technical thread leader I shall be hanging out in the naughty corner bar when I am around, and there'll be other people in and out too, I'm sure.
4. We'll still answer questions for anyone wanting information on the fly lady system and support each other. It's just a little more relaxed.

And with that, bring on August and yet more crazy pants school holiday stuff...

celeste83 Mon 01-Aug-16 08:25:10

Ah ha, found the new thread blush Can't believe its August already. Summer is nearly over sad deffo a glass half empty person here

Glad you had a good holiday Cots Where did you go?

Hope everyone had a good weekend? Saturday we went to North Devon to visit my Auntie then yesterday we ended up going to a friends for a bbq. Was bit of an inpromtu one as the weather turned so nice here.

I don't know about anyone else but my house is a pigsty this morning sad Seriously need to bltiz this place. Gonna have a cuppa then make a start.

FoolandFitz Mon 01-Aug-16 09:11:30

Thanks blue

I completely missed the July thread as I was very busy at work with long hours and being unwell and so so tired.

But here I am, all ready for August. smile

CotswoldStrife Mon 01-Aug-16 10:15:15

Bonjour, mes ami! Travail tout le laundry (excuse pigeon French here).

Had a fab holiday in France, now doing all the laundry sob and cleaning up. We are all shattered after a busy time, DD is not even dressed yet.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Mon 01-Aug-16 10:21:00

Another one who neglected the June thread, but thank you to Einstein for starting it and Blue for this one.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Mon 01-Aug-16 10:23:23

I mean July thread grin

Stilllivinginazoo Mon 01-Aug-16 10:53:03

Checking into August thread.I've not been well and chez zoo at total crap hole status as dp is working away and the zoolets have been having lord of the flies moment

celeste83 Mon 01-Aug-16 12:35:46

Returning from holiday is the worst day of the year Cots even worse than the 1st day of the year and 27th December.

This mornings ta das

washed dishes
dettol'd kitchen worktop
made beds
wiped toothpaste pebbledashed bathroom basin, toilet duck'd the loo
put another washing load on
toilet duck'd downstairs loo
tidied the lounge
emptied bins in the lounge and kitchen
chucked some old magazines and newspapers in the lounge

Need to mop kitchen floor. Got the dreaded weekly food shop tonight aswell angry Ironing pile needs to be hit this evening too.

BlueEyeshadow Mon 01-Aug-16 14:03:11

Thanks for linking from the last thread, Cotswold - had a complete fail on how to do that from my phone, and then a massive distraction as the kitten knocked a big vase of flowers everywhere!

Stilllivinginazoo Mon 01-Aug-16 14:08:48

Talking felines one my boys end up at vets today-got scratch another cat base tail and was healing,then he chew it so I got some soothing antiseptic for animals and that was helping,but he had a massive chew fit n totally open it up n gone icky
Has had antibiotic jab,anti inflammatory jab and now struggling negotiate the house in a "lampshade"sad

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Mon 01-Aug-16 17:14:15

One of our cats did the same last week Still but it was the back of the neck so she couldn't have a cone. A course of antibiotics plus the two jabs seems to have done the trick though.

Stilllivinginazoo Mon 01-Aug-16 18:29:51

Not done huge amount today,not even bother check what zone meant be in!
Ta da
Washing on
Cat to vet
Swish n swipe
Make beds
Wash in dryer

Most day spend sad looking kitty curled up on my lap try get confy dear his shade and with poorly oozing sore at base tailsadlike snuggling a furry baby though,which quite nice.and he looking at me with cross between sad and adoring me eyes
(Can I bring him into the naughty corner with me?)

MercuryRising Mon 01-Aug-16 21:40:02

I don't think I posted in July at all, but summer mode I think I can cope with.

Today is dds birthday so the last two days have been a blur of celebrations. Needless to say the house is looking a state as a consequence. I am feeling full of cold so have left the last of the tidying and headed up for an early night. Fingers crossed posting on hear will help me get organised again hmm (shallow laugh)

CotswoldStrife Tue 02-Aug-16 10:01:16

Good morning busy bees, I am hoping that DD at least makes it out of her nightclothes today as we need to shop for ALL THE FOOD. Heavy rain here is making me dread a planned trip to the fairground this afternoon, although I doubt DD can be talked away from it.

Today - more tidying, putting away stuff and laundry. General cleaning and freshening of the house. Need to send a few emails/pay a bill so will try to motivate myself into doing that and not just checking the zoo ticket thread

See you at lunchtime!

Cagliostro Tue 02-Aug-16 11:08:24

Have been at my mum's a few days. Signing in for new thread, will catch up later smile

Sequentialchoring Tue 02-Aug-16 12:12:05

Signing in with new nn

[SC here]

Thank you Einstein for setting up July thread and to Blue for August!
flowers flowers

[Bit of a (very minor in the scheme of things) disaster. Had to return from holiday virtually after starting out for pet related reasons [one of those things]. Turns out we were mahoosively over-ambitious in terms of what furry one could cope with. Rearranging holiday later on and won't be on here much as loads of stuff happening before we depart again!]

Hope everyone is ok though! [Hope your dh is OK too Blue]

Salut to Cotswold, Celeste, Stillliving [strokes furry in naughty corner], Mercury, Whoknows , FoolandFitz, Cag and everyone else I have missed!

Back towards end of month in prep for setting up Sept thread with links again!

In the meantime hope everyone enjoys the rest of the summer if we are to have any more sunshine and rain does not persist!

Sequentialchoring Tue 02-Aug-16 12:15:24

Also forgot to wave to Grey Honu Feetheart Knitting Ellie PA Dogsbum Toffee and lots more who I've forgotten to mention (apologies!) and anyone else who may be lurking!

FoolandFitz Tue 02-Aug-16 18:54:35

Not much going on here - I am in a lot of pain but tomorrow, finally, is the hospital appt with a consultant.

Did manage to put some clothes away and set up some appts eg dental, hair etc for DS.

MercuryRising Tue 02-Aug-16 21:28:36

Today has been quite productive. It is the positive influence of being back on this thread (I know it won't last long!)

I took the dc school uniform shopping and we bought everything we needed except shoes and bags.

I tidied our bedroom which had been used to hide all the mess over the weekend while we celebrated dd's birthday.

I also meal planned and did a food shop.

Tomorrow I'm less confident of getting anything done as I have my niece and nephew. As long as the weather is ok we will be heading off to the local forest for some fresh air and to run off their energy.

I hope your holiday is more successful next time SC and that your appt has a positive outcome FoolandFitz

celeste83 Wed 03-Aug-16 07:59:02

Morning all,

I didn't manage to log on here yesterday. ds was at nursury so i managed to deep clean and mop the kitchen aswell as the usual daily bits. Today me and ds are going to the cinema and my cousin and her twin girls. This will be ds first cinema visit. I'm hoping he manages to sit down for the duration and not get bored!

BlueEyeshadow Wed 03-Aug-16 10:00:34

Hope appointment goes well, Fool - hope you get answers.

Not sure what we're doing today, but need to put the laundry out and try to keep the boys distracted from fighting each other!

Cagliostro Wed 03-Aug-16 10:16:20

Hi everyone smile

Sorry about the poorly people/pets, hope all recover soon and get appropriate treatment needed. thanks

Good luck Celeste what film are you seeing? DD has been very lucky lately, she's been taken to see Finding Dory AND the Secret Life of Pets envy. She was 5.6 when she first went to the cinema, DS was about 3.6 I believe.

During our stay at mum's we went to the Globe for a brilliant children's show of Midsummer (we've been studying it) - really inspiring and VERY funny. DD asked to do Macbeth next! DH had to stay here but he did loads of laundry. Just putting it all away today, need to get laundry stuff before we can do the stuff we brought back from mum's though.

Place is a bit of a state since we got home (sorry DH!) - suitcases etc. Need to dig out the marble run as my friend is buying the lot.

DH is off today but we have friends visiting, he's off tomorrow too so hopefully we can get stuff done.

Have a great day folks!

celeste83 Wed 03-Aug-16 10:40:35

Caglio we are going to see BFG. ds is only 3.5 so i'm totally not expecting to sit through the whole film and have to take him outside for a walk at some point. His concentration isn't all there for a long film bless him but i want to start getting him used to cinemas.

Ta das

put the bins out
fed ds
washed dishes
wiped kitchen worktop
made beds
toilet duck'd both loo's
went to the park with ds
brought bins back in
wiped hand prints off lounge window and tv

Sequentialchoring Wed 03-Aug-16 10:51:43

Good morning all.

Yes, hope ailing pets and people recover soon!

Pouring with rain here which is giving me a chance to tidy (boo-hoo) and dd a chance to study (hurray!). I'm keeping up with the usual routines so that house doesn't descend in to total chaos but too late for boudoir and home office. Goading dd to revise while she has the opportunity and we are not travelling (she has two remedial exams at end of holiday but doesn't um, seem to have any particular sense of um, urgency about it). By the way, I tried, reminding cheerily, reminding a bit more sternly, bribing, turning off Wifi before I reached goading mode... . [sigh]

Other than that, I am seeking refuge in the naughty corner because word seems to have got around that we are here (when we should be away) and there are murmurings of two families who are passing through, possibly coming to stay. [Puts head in hands and rocks silently. I don't know why I feel so inhospitable and despondent about this because both families are lovely people whom I would normally love to see but somehow I can't seem to gather the emotional/practical energy for visits atm.)

Sorry ¨FoolandFitz hadn't realised you were feeling so grim. flowers I hope the hosp appt goes well and that you get some support/answers.

Cag¨ohhhh the pain of having to part with a marble run - I've been through it - and it was hard I tell you - I lurved that toy!! Don't miss assembling and disassembling it though. Enjoy your day with friends!

Mercury hats off for being so on top of uniform buying this year. (I'm just praying that dd isn't growing too much this summer.) Also, need to follow your good example as have exactly the same prob with boudoir which was used as a dumping ground during dd's birthday sleepover, and need to sort it/put away loads of crapola!

Celeste enjoy the cinema trip and hope dc all glued to their seats smile!

Waves to Blue and everyone else!

Cagliostro Wed 03-Aug-16 16:31:10

Oh SC my dear PLEASE stop saying things like you are 'inhospitable' no you bloody well are not! The amount of pressure all these people keep putting on you, just assuming they can come and stay, ugh it drives me mad on your behalf. It seems a lot of people are just totally taking advantage of your lovely nature sad there is nothing inhospitable about saying actually no, we are supposed to be away right now and we are sorting things out to go back again and we have no time or space for unwanted guests!

Ooooh Celeste I am jealous, I really want to see the BFG! Hope you all enjoy it! I can't take my DCs as they both find the original animated one really scary. sad

Forgot to say thank you Blue for the new thread and thank you Einstein for the previous one.

Nice day today, my friend picked up the marble run (I'm not toooo sad about it, as the DCs are in fact getting a lovely grown up wooden one from Santa this year) and I went out for a bit for lunch with some other friends. DH picked up the DCs' bikes today (needed repair, hence clearing cupboard so they can be stored properly) so they've had a lot of time out on them, and we tried a new board game.

Must order grocery delivery for tomorrow including laundry stuff.

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