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Ease towards Easter with the Fledglings and the Flylady April thread!

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CotswoldStrife Fri 31-Mar-17 23:19:39

Welcome to the April Flylady thread. We will be posting links every day to the Flylady method of maintaining your home and all posters, lurkers, newbies and returners are welcome - there will be a lot bit of general chat too. Post your ta-da successes and inspire others (or join some of us in the naughty corner on a less-than-stellar day, we all have them!) and bask in the support of the fledglings as we swing into Spring and ease towards Easter (avoiding the dreaded pointy stick of motivation)!

CotswoldStrife Fri 31-Mar-17 23:34:29

The daily summary for Saturday (also available on the Flylady website at flight plan which should update automatically each day.


Baby-step no 1 - shine your sink

No zone work or missions at the weekends – woo hoo, enjoy!

The daily focus for Saturday is: family fun day

The monthly habit for April is making your bed

daily reminders These are the same as the emails you'd get through the day if you signed up, just on a single page rather than individual emails.

mermaidsandunicorns Sat 01-Apr-17 06:33:45

Checking in

Stilllivinginazoo Sat 01-Apr-17 06:50:24

Cotswold thanks for shiny new thread
toostressy grand job through march honeystar

<pops kettle on and admires shiny thread waiting it to boil>

Bleach lav(scrub to pristine in a bit)
Wash on
Fed cat
Living room-
Windows cleaned(inside)
Computer table sorted and tidy (faints)
TV cabinet-tidied
Floor swept and wiped
Hotspots sorted
Table cleared,scrubbed and neccessarys re added

Hoc scrub
Surfaces scrub
Tumble dryer top cleared
Cupboard fronts wiped
Floor washed

We have dp sister visiting today from down south(3hr drive away,and that's bombing it)to scatter rest Hus mums ashes. She is clean obsessively clean with one child(who shares dd2 birthday,but 2years older)I am terrified let her into my home shit tip

Ran around blue arse fly styly yesterday
manage drop kids, whizz into town for few buts,collect ds fir dietetic app,food shop fed and sent back school fir 1pm(they were off site as big halls not on premises and head left so was huge assembly and no way return him til it was over but as got morning n pm marks they don't give a monkeys
Walk over to local beauty spot and scatter some the ashes(sil don't walk,bil takes car to shop end our rd for fags)that was a 2 hour stroll,then tip run,grab zoolets chemist for lil zoo meds and home to eat before bowling as treat trip from church choir(collapse heap after)
I've been up since 430(aka butt crack of dawn) scrub and panicking
I have pop cafe at 8 and help set up as the lovely 93 yo volunteer us in hospital so her sidekick (who 74) is flying solo til 10 and as a funday at church in I can't abandon post...I be home fir 930 then it's action panic stations to get place downgraded hovel to messy(best hope for)
Cheery wingflaps to all!!

Stilllivinginazoo Sat 01-Apr-17 06:52:11

Sorry for the essay!!
Leaves flask hot water out for afresh tea
Coffee machines on in naughty corner!!

Afreshstartplease Sat 01-Apr-17 07:52:42

brew ty zoo

I am very sneezy today

I'm going to try and follow fly lady a bit closer this month instead of the usual half arsed attempt however I do have as busy month as I'll be back to work in a couple of weeks and also hopefully get a completion date for our house purchase

Big three DC are bitching none stop this morning. My head my explode.

PurpleDaisies Sat 01-Apr-17 08:27:15

Checking back in after going AWOL in March. The new job is great but really busy and I caught a horrible cold from the bloody germ factories (aka pupils) that lasted for three weeks so pretty much nothing got done at home. Thi month will be different. It will it will it will it will...

Today's plan is a lot of nothing plus some useful bits. The house isn't awful since we had friends staying last weekend but there's a lot of washing and general clutter around so that needs sorting, plus I've got to get on top of meal planning or I'm going to be the size of a house by Easter.

Looking forward to catching up with everyone. grin

Ta da's
Rejoined thread smile
Fed guinea pigs
Cup of tea

To dos
Meal plan
Food shop/online order
30 min general tidy
Buy washing line and kettle (exciting!)
10 mins sign revision
Clean bathroom/direct dh to clean bathroom

PurpleDaisies Sat 01-Apr-17 08:28:37

I meant to ask, does anyone use a listmaking or housekeeping app? I keep losing my to do lists.

PegLegAntoine Sat 01-Apr-17 08:36:52

Thank you for new thread cotswold and thank you stressy for March!

I had a bad dream last night that I'd volunteered to lead the thread and then I forgot until the 2nd and I had to crawl back shamefaced having not done links. hmm blush grin

PegLegAntoine Sat 01-Apr-17 08:42:14

Oh I've name changed btw in case you were wondering who this randomer was, but it's only temporary so ignore me grin

danigrace Sat 01-Apr-17 10:07:44

Thanks for the lovely new April thread Cotswold, big yay for April! ❤
And thank you very much for March Cag and to everyone for being so lovely and welcoming!!

@Stilllivinginazoo take a minute, and breathe!! You have a lot on your plate recently, don't burn yourself out. You are a lovely lady who obviously cares about others and does a lot of community work and fun stuff for your family and that's all what's loved and remembered as kids grow up - not everywhere always being perfect. I know I'd rather visit a lady with a nice smile on her face offering me a cup of tea and a chat than a frazzled clearly stressed lady in a super clean house, & I'm sure most others would too. Look after yourself and I hope your weekend goes well.

@PurpleDaisies I use the flylady version of the Cozi app and really like it. It's and official partnership between flylady & cozi - I signed up online with this link then afterwards downloaded the cozi app and signed in and ot was my flylady version

Hope everyone enjoys their family fun day!!

Off to read the morning musing etc for a bit of a boost then want to get all my basic routines polished off before having a walk over to the village spring fair before doing some more work work this afternoon, it's my National Trust work which is super fun at the moment though so it's nice for a Saturday! A bath may also have my name on it this evening...

BluePheasant Sat 01-Apr-17 12:08:38

Thank you for new thread Cotswold brew

And thank you to toostressy for running the last one and to everyone for welcoming me in! grin

Went a bit AWOL this week, been full on at work, felt pretty burnt out yesterday. But have a whole week off now, hooray!! We are going away for the weekend for a 40th birthday party 🎉 planning to get back on top of things on Monday as things have definitely been sliding here!

danigrace Sat 01-Apr-17 13:38:13

Enjoy your weekend and week off @BluePheasant!

Ta das:
Morning routine (bed, sw&sw, etc.)
Clothes folded and away
Laundry load washed and hung to dry
Made a cooked breakfast
Dishes washed & away & sink shined
Kitchen sides and stove top wiped down
General tidy
Hours work work so far

We also had a walk out to the local village spring fair which was nice and picked up some cool old books.

Going to kick back with a brew for an hour and browse the Flylady Easter pages whilst DP is watching football.

To do:
- 15 min declutter
- 2-3 more hours work
- make dinner
- re-shine kitchen
- watch something with DP then have a nice bath

foxessocks Sat 01-Apr-17 15:39:33

Oops forgot it's April and was looking at the old thread in confusion for a minute there...

Hello all!

Ta das
Plumped up sofa cushions and found some more rubbish down the sides
Emptied nappy bin and bathroom bin
Daily routine
Got some bread

Ds has a sore weepy eye so I went to the chemist but they can give him anything as he is too young. Said just keep it clean and doctor on Monday. I've been a bit lazy this afternoon just trying to relax a bit but dh has been at work and it's never relaxing with babies and small children is it!!?

Cagliostro Sat 01-Apr-17 17:29:29

Right, I'm here! Thanks cotswold for thread and toostressy and SC for last month

Had a really lazy afternoon as nausea really bad the last couple of days ugh. I'm so hoping that when I get a scan (GP reckons I will get an early one as unsure on dates) I find out I'm further along and this bit will be over quicker! blush grin

Crappy convenience microwacd food for dinner as DH is doing his run and it's all I can handle. And I can't face a takeaway so I refuse to spend on one that I'm not going to enjoy grin

CotswoldStrife Sat 01-Apr-17 17:41:14

Ugh, have been out most of the day chauffering DD around with various randomers in the car! I've had a restorative toffee latte and DH is ordering a takeaway. Normal service will be resumed shortly ...

TooStressyForMyOwnGood Sat 01-Apr-17 18:14:52

Placemarking. Thanks for shiny new thread Cotswold.

TooStressyForMyOwnGood Sat 01-Apr-17 18:52:07

foxes, yes, unlikely to sell anything over the counter for that young. You can clean with wipe / cotton wool with cooled boiled water. dani, I could never understand how to get the Flylady app to work on the App Store - may try again if it is very good though. Purple, I use home routines.

TooStressyForMyOwnGood Sat 01-Apr-17 19:09:32

Hello all, feels like a long day today, we have been busy. DD2 has poo'd in her pants twice sad.

Too tired for lists, will be better on here tomorrow! Wing flaps to all.

foxessocks Sat 01-Apr-17 19:13:35

Thanks toostressy I've cleaned it 3 or 4 times and I think it's looking a little better. Dh has admitted he may have got some mud in his eye in the garden yesterday because it was very windy and both children were playing in the garden with dh for ages. I'll take him to the gp on Monday if it hasn't cleared up.

Ta das
Hoovered downstairs
Cooked dinner and tidied afterwards
Put a bit of laundry away
Changed ds bed sheets
Quick tidy up living room

To do
Get ds to sleep then eat chocolate

foxessocks Sat 01-Apr-17 19:14:23

toostressy sorry to hear potty training still not going too well , potty training is a nightmare!

danigrace Sat 01-Apr-17 19:17:16

Hope your DS's eye is better quickly foxes

Sorry to hear you're feeling sicky Cag, I was sick most days up to 18 weeks, not fun! Had to eat good food little abd often and not let my tummy get empty but it seems every woman and even every pregnancy can be so different with what helps!

Stressy the actual flylady app isn't on android in the uk yet I don't think but I signed up for the flylady version of cozi a few years ago via the link above then downloaded the app and signed in with the log in I'd created. I like it, it has a family calender everyone can add to, the flylady missions appear on their automatically too. And it has good shopping list and to do list functions all on the free version. I've attached a screenshot of it in the app store.

Ta das part 2:
- work targets hit
- decluttered all my gift wrap stuff (a lot lol) out of baby to be room and put it all in a suit cover and hung it up out of the way (another great flylady tip!!)
- made a nice dinner (beef ragu with courgette, yellow pepper, onion, garlic, fresh thyme, Italian herbs and tomatoes)
- dinner dishes washed and away and sink shined
- kitchen sides and stove top shined

To do:
- relaaaax grin and dwell on oh how different life is about to become!!

danigrace Sat 01-Apr-17 19:17:51

Cozi app

danigrace Sat 01-Apr-17 19:18:26

What it looks like signed in

TooStressyForMyOwnGood Sat 01-Apr-17 19:50:23

Oh thanks dani, I think I was looking for the Flylady app and that's what was confusing me. Purple, glad the job is going well.

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