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February Fabulosity with the fledglings, Flylady Feb 2018 thread

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CotswoldStrife Wed 31-Jan-18 21:03:54

Hello all - welcome to our February thread for 2018. Everyone is welcome and it's never too late to join in. We are decluttering our homes and keeping them clean and tidy(ish) as well as having some general chat as well.

We follow the Flylady method, and will post links daily to the missions via the Flylady website. For more information, have a look at www.flylady.net/

Here's to a fun February for all of us (with the occasional prod from the pointy stick of motivation and visits to the naughty corner cake brew wine ) grin

Stilllivinginazoo Wed 31-Jan-18 21:06:25

<signs in>
Clean and tidy you say?
<Deftly sweeps crumbs into floorboard cracks>
<Hunts for naughty/haughty corner and baggsies squishy beanbag>
<Settles in for the month>

TooStressyForMyOwnGood Wed 31-Jan-18 21:13:37

Signing in. Thanks Cotswold. I like the title smile.

FoolandFitz Wed 31-Jan-18 21:25:24

Thanks cotswold

Yes, cag and sc I am okay. DP had to send me up to bed at 6 pm on Saturday evening with chocolate, tea and a hot water bottle because I was so tired and couldn't stop crying. A combination of lack of sleep and feeling stressed and feeling hormonal although I feel hormonal most of the time

Am okay, still wobbly but essentially okay.

My ta-da's for January (ie resolutions)
No spends on clothes
Reached by target steps and over 28 days out of 31
Washed up before bed, 30 days out of 31
Bed before 10.30 pm - maybe 10 out of 31 but I will keep on trying

Stilllivinginazoo Wed 31-Jan-18 21:26:53

flowersfool take it steady lovely

CotswoldStrife Wed 31-Jan-18 21:26:56

Clean-ish, I said. Lightning may strike if I claimed to be pristine grin

I'll restock the naughty corner ready to post the links shortly. Will check them first ...

FoolandFitz Wed 31-Jan-18 21:27:08

I, of course, meant a hot arse bottle. Doh!

CotswoldStrife Wed 31-Jan-18 21:30:26

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

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Baby-step no 1 - shine your sink

Zone 1
We are in Zone 1 this week: the entrance, front porch and dining room

Spend 15 mins decluttering in Zone 1.

When you have finished decluttering, the detailed cleaning list (if you are at that stage) for Zone 1 is here

Mission for Thursday dust the skirting boards in the lounge and dining room (a great job for a feather duster)

The daily focus for Thursday is: errand day

The monthly habit for February decluttering for 15 minutes a day

daily reminders (radio show times are probably not accurate for UK but can listen to previous shows/podcasts)

CotswoldStrife Wed 31-Jan-18 21:30:28

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

**********************************************************************************

Baby-step no 1 - shine your sink

Zone 1
We are in Zone 1 this week: the entrance, front porch and dining room

Spend 15 mins decluttering in Zone 1.

When you have finished decluttering, the detailed cleaning list (if you are at that stage) for Zone 1 is here

Mission for Thursday dust the skirting boards in the lounge and dining room (a great job for a feather duster)

The daily focus for Thursday is: errand day

The monthly habit for February decluttering for 15 minutes a day

daily reminders (radio show times are probably not accurate for UK but can listen to previous shows/podcasts)

CotswoldStrife Wed 31-Jan-18 21:32:31

Well that was a good start hmm

Sorry about the duplicate, the page went a bit funny after I tried to post. I think I was stunned by the hot water (or other) bottle.

DD has at least made it downstairs tonight, first time since Sunday. She seems to be going down with an ear infection now though. Buy Calpol shares now, sales are increasing. DD has a heat pad against her ear. Definitely a heat pad.

foxessocks Wed 31-Jan-18 21:33:18

Signing in!

Stilllivinginazoo Wed 31-Jan-18 21:41:40

I think between
Us Cotswold we own calpolhmmdd2 seems to use it all bar intravenous half the time...
She is,of course,complaining about her throat tonight.hoping she's not succumbing to lil zoos lurgy or worse,adding another into the mix.since lil zoo change primary and D's start secondary in sept three different schools worth of germs and being bought in,intermingling once in my house and creating new bloody bigger bugger off germs.grr.someone please tell me in couple months they will adjust and immune systems will stop just laying down saying "school day lads.lay down your weapons"?!sad

Afreshcuppateaplease Wed 31-Jan-18 21:41:43

Signing in brew

HillsBesideTheSea Wed 31-Jan-18 23:15:28

Well I have shares in distilled witch hazel and Epsom Salts. Fabulous stuff, especially with ds hmm
Ds is standing between me and a hot kettle. I want my hot water bottle dammit. Ds has however just finished his homework a loud and shouty angry chore which was apparently my fault And will shortly be fucking off to bed. angry Although he is currently dancing around and wishing for a bit more snow because apparently if there is more he might get a day off school. Personally I don't give a shit because either way I still have to get up at the same time because I will have to check the school website.

WhispersOfWickedness Wed 31-Jan-18 23:32:06

<sidles in quietly>

<takes up permanent residence in the naughty corner>

Stilllivinginazoo Thu 01-Feb-18 05:45:18

<makes sure whispers has soft thick blankie up to her chin>
<Checks fool is still all tucked In ,refreshes hot arse bottles>
<Sets up space for bower-no arguement missus.you need to rest<peers over top glasses with steely glare and firm voice>adds blankie and hot arse bottle.and naice marmalade toastand tea as you awake smile>

Stilllivinginazoo Thu 01-Feb-18 05:53:02

I am finding it most bizarre waking and lil zoo asleep.most unnatural.shows how poorly she's been....
Super busy day,I have a meet at church at 12 regarding a pop up cafe on Wednesdays being considered that will provide a listening ear,friendship and support and "a place to go where it's ok to not be ok"<MH >
I'm actually quite excited by this as the mental health services were are as much use as chocolate fire guard and for many struggling the isolation perpetuates the illness iyswim.hope we can get it off the ground
Also seeing a friend for drink n chat .luckily it's mum of 9 so If like zoo still at home she's happy to come to me and will sit with her whilst i attend meetingsmile

Callmecordelia Thu 01-Feb-18 06:41:47

Signing in. No flying today - DD's school is shut due to a water leak so we're going to do something fun. DH day off too, so a real bonus day.

DD wants to go swimming in a pool with a flume, I'm half tempted to do something really crazy like take her to London. I even looked at Legoland - but it's shut. I would normally avoid going there, but nowhere will be very busy on a random February Thursday!

Bower please take care flowers. It's lovely the children were so pleased to see you.

Stilllivinginazoo Thu 01-Feb-18 07:05:04

Tadas
Cat/kits fed
Wash on
Bleach lav
Pop co op
Paid virgin bill on line
Wake dd2

Lil zoo still sleeping so think it's time go check on her see she's fit for school today -unlikely as she's not awake yet

WhispersOfWickedness Thu 01-Feb-18 08:59:01

Aww, thanks zoo, that's exactly what I needed 😊 Think I just need to accept that mon - weds is just a write off in terms of just generally having a life πŸ™„ The trouble is that then I am most definitely NOT in the mood for flying by Thursday, the temptation to just fester on the sofa is strong 😫 Got a friend coming tomorrow, so I have got lots to do πŸ˜”

Ta da:
Up, dressed
Washing on
School run

To do:
Swish & swipe
Hoover all floors 😫
Tidy living room
Dishwasher
Tidy kitchen
Tidy hall
Kitchen surfaces
Mop in hall, kitchen and living room
Reboot laundry

I'll start in just a minute.....

Stilllivinginazoo Thu 01-Feb-18 09:47:17

*fester on the sofa*<--------i everyday if had chancegrin
----------)) <gentle prodding stick>

I have nasty case of stuck to sofa itis<jabs self>

Afreshcuppateaplease Thu 01-Feb-18 09:59:57

Morning all

Nice to see you bower

Ds3 up 2-4 sad

Ta da

Washer on
Dryer on x2
Everyone up fed dressed out 840
Uniforms and packed lunches done
School run done
Living room one swept

GoingGoingGoth Thu 01-Feb-18 10:01:49

sneaks in quietly and hopes for familiar faces

Um, I've not flown for a couple of years and while I still do some stuff the house is descending into CHAOS.

Turns out I need to post Ta-dah lists to keep on top of things.

GoingGoingGoth Thu 01-Feb-18 10:03:22

Note to self - use < > for actions not **

Afreshcuppateaplease Thu 01-Feb-18 10:05:51

Welcome goingoinggoth brew

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