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grouchyoscar Thu 24-Jul-08 06:48:44

Mission and babysteps links in a moment

Meanwhile, some music.........

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grouchyoscar Thu 24-Jul-08 06:58:32

.....Normal service has been resumed and we've sent the girl with the blackboard and the scary clown home.

Here are your mission



Hello and welcome all and to any newbies from a returnee who must catch up

Have fun

Jas Thu 24-Jul-08 07:40:15

LOL Grouchysmile

Holidays only started yesterday, and I'm rapidly becoming a part time FLYer. I will pop in and out but need to get the dc out of the house as much as poss to avoid whinging and fighting.

Greyskull - Sorry to hear your newssad

grouchyoscar Thu 24-Jul-08 07:50:48

Ok, I'm catching up

TMH It's great to see you back, hope you're doing OK and DS1 is on the mend.

Greyskull Oh lovely. <<Big Grouchy Hugs>> to you

Loopy I usually end up blitzing the house on a Saturday. I do the kitty litter, the floors, the stairs, the dusting and collapse into a feckless heap. The story of my 'clean up the hose' day.

Welcome to Rupert and Godess and any newbie that I have missed

Jas Scatty Tiger SCSS Biglips Dyls Lucysmam EV and Ruby A big wave and a request to join in again

I've been seperated from the laptop the past few days. DH has flu, not manflu, the real thing, the GP says so (and getting him near the doc is a miricle in it's self) so he gets the PC while he lays in bed, poor lad.

Thing is I am also

Unable to do Kelly's missions (there's 20stns of DH in there needing his rest)
Can't put the dry washing away
Can't start rubbing down or stripping the drawers (He's worried about the dust and I Can't shift them outside)
Can't make him a birthday cake, he'll hear the mixer and get twitchy.

Plus I'm trying to keep Ed occupied, School Hols and as next door's brood are awful to him I just want to get him out of the way so he can have some quality time without being teased mercilessly. Plus my blood pressure gets even higher at the lack of parental responsibility from the grown ups next door. Tricky situation all round. Yesterday we went to the local country park for a few hours and did some wild flower spotting amongst picnicking, sculpture climbing, ice cream scoffing and running about.

Ed is up so I better get some breakfast made,

Shannaratiger Thu 24-Jul-08 08:07:20

Morning all

First day of holidays and had lovely lie in until 7:30 grin

Greyskull sorry about your loss.
TMH hope you and DS are feeling ok this morning and taking it easy.

DS is shouting for attention, actualy he wants me to play Bejewelled.
Have to sort out a schedule and routine for my now emptyish days.


RupertTheBear Thu 24-Jul-08 08:26:54

Morning all and thanks for the lovely welcome yesterday.

Today's list...

15 minutes downstairs
15 minutes upstairs
Yesterday's and today's mission
Ironing mountain
Wash downstairs floors

Also need to get into town at some point and have a friend and her dd coming for lunch so will have huge mess to clean up after!

Busy busy busy...

EustaciaVye Thu 24-Jul-08 08:38:18

Morning Guys, Morning routine done. Have friend coming over later so wont get much done.

littlemissloopy Thu 24-Jul-08 08:49:47

Morning GO smile Thanks for the thread smile

Morning to everyone, shannar Yey for the lie in grin, Jas I too seem to be a part time flyer of is also my plan to get the kids out as much as possible! smile
GO angry at the next door neighbours angry

Well I am going to blitz the house today:
Living Room
Kids Room
Are my main priorities

My friend and I are taking the kids to the park at some stage, weather is lovely again, just a bit windy by the looks of things.

sagacious Thu 24-Jul-08 08:52:01

Hi all
greyskull sorry to hear your news... take it easy

Today I intend to sort the house out before we go on holiday.

Ok we don't officially go away till end of next week but today is the only day we don't have a full list of stuff to do.


Scrub floor
Clean skirting boards
Wipe down cupboard doors
Clean cat bowls
Unload dishwasher
Reload dishwasher
Clean sink
Check cupboards
Rearrange food cupboard
S/S fridge
Rearrange freezer
Sainbos delivery and put away

That should keep me busy

Have a good day all

littlemissloopy Thu 24-Jul-08 08:52:01

Ooooh and I did the mission about 3 days ago, so that's a bonus! grin

littlemissloopy Thu 24-Jul-08 08:52:36

smile Morning saga smile

lucysmam Thu 24-Jul-08 09:34:36

morning all!!

well i had an interesting night's sleep in a bedroom full of baby toys, clothes and teddys!! kept waking up thinking there was someone other than oh in room with me! not good

soooooo, top of my list to do today . . . remove any and all toys from my bedroom!! along with the rest of the baby stuff and get it back to a decent ish state again. all missions are going to have to wait until tomorrow as there's just no point yet. will do my babystep though, day 7.

then make some more bread, strip big bed, shine sink after brekky, hoover everywhere except living room which can wait until lo in bed. sure i'll find something else to do as well.

have a good day everyone, enjoy the lovely weather while it lasts!

SirCharlieStinkySocks Thu 24-Jul-08 09:54:30

Morning ladies

Greyskull So sorry to read your news hope you are ok

Waves to one and all.

Well after a crap day yesterday I am feeling much better grin so sod flying today I am doing the basics then taking the kids down the beach for the afternoon to make up for being a lousy mum yesterday, so plan of action is:

To Do
Finish breakfast dishes
Eat breakfast
Load of laundry & peg out
Make beds
Quick dust

Have a good day ladies and enjoy the sunshine

TheMadHouse Thu 24-Jul-08 10:05:11

Morning, just checking it will be back later

TheMadHouse Thu 24-Jul-08 10:06:14

Oh Yes DS1 has slapped cheek, normally fine, but not great is immunosuppressed sad

RubyRioja Thu 24-Jul-08 10:19:14

Hi EV - what kind of budget/type of thing do you like?
DH pretty good on acommodation too? How urgent?

Oh dear Mad. Arse

bythepowerofgreyskull Thu 24-Jul-08 10:21:42

Morning all

Thanks for all your kind wishes, DH and I were saying last night, it isn;t the clump of cells that is making us sad, it is the potential that the cells had if you know what I mean.
Anyway school holidays is probably a good time for this to happens as there is little time to dwell.

Oh TMH - do you need to get to a Doctor? is there some preventative action that can be taken to stop you getting it?

<waves to GO> long time no see! so angry on your behalf at your neighbours how horrid for you and Ed!

sirstinkysocks the beach sounds like a great plan smile sandcastles and paddling - I miss living at the seaside.

lucysmam I hate having things in the room at night causing strange shadows I hope you manage to get things cleared so you have a more peaceful night tonight smile

Sagacious where you going on holiday? I find the build up to a holiday is so busy that I need the holiday more than ever by the time we get there!

littlemissloopy hope you have fun at the park

EV & Rupert have fun with your friends

Shannaratiger Bejeweled is my favorite game on the computer I used to like tertris but bejeweled has taken over smile

Have cleaned the kitchen
made the beds
hung out some washing and put more in
about to do some ironing
taking boys to park for a cycle an picnic.
then looking round a potential new venue for our messy playgroup.

Thanks again everyone. smile

Mog37 Thu 24-Jul-08 10:51:38

Can I join? I'm baby stepping and have made it to Day 16. Hurrah! Am hoping for some support to keep me going with the programme as I really MUST get my house under control before DD starts crawling. (She's 5.5 months.)

To do:

Laundry - nappies done & on line. 2nd load (grown-up clothes for once!) in washing machine.
Washing up & shine sink
Baby step Day 16
Today's mission
Post office
Write shopping list
Meet NCT "mommy-friends" for walk in park

bythepowerofgreyskull Thu 24-Jul-08 11:16:10

Hi Mog
sounds like you are well on your way!

I think the baby steps are the best way of starting to fly at least they are managable.

In the next couple of weeks I am going to try to tackle the 2 areas in our house that I never touch 1) the study 2) my wardrobe.
I have realised I have about 10 outfits that I wear and the rest hangs there getting in the way of me being able to see clearly what I want to wear, I try things on then get sad because they don't fit properly.
So am off to lakeland to get some more suckybags and going to store the "thin greyskull" clothes in the bottom of the wardrobe until I can wear them again.

EustaciaVye Thu 24-Jul-08 12:22:25

Ruby -

mid August - 15th/16th
Needs to be family friendly, mid-Budget.
2 adults 2 kids.
Hotel or B&B type thing. I want my breakfast made for me grin

scattyspice Thu 24-Jul-08 12:33:37

Hi all.
Treat yourself well Greyskull.

Hi and welcome newbies smile.

Mum has just left so have chance to catch up.
Need to get DCs to the park after lunch as they are hyper!


littlemissloopy Thu 24-Jul-08 12:35:01

Mad Hope DS is ok with it, my three have just had it too....its been going round the schools here lately.

greyskull I have the same problem with clothes.....I have dieted, and excercised until I drop, but still cannot get into my old clothes sad
I used to be a 10/12 on bottom half, and an 8/10 on top. I am now a 14 bottom and 10/12 on top.....I swear as you hit mid 30's your body just refuses to do as it is told!!

I'm not making much progress with the house....
I've had a bath, remembered DS was going to a birthday party, collected in a few Avon Books, made some lunch, done a bit of washing but someone down the road has lit a bonfire, and gawd knows what they are burninmg but it stinks, so I had to abandon ship with the hanging washing on the line idea and tumble dry them instead angry

Better get a wriggle on!

littlemissloopy Thu 24-Jul-08 12:36:48

Oh and hello and welcome to MOG smile

Katiekins83 Thu 24-Jul-08 13:13:39

Afternoon everyone! im now reday to strat full cleaning mode...i have just finished 1 part of my deferal so i can tick that off my list! woo!
im determined to have this house 100% orgainised and decluttered by time i return to uni in september!
debating putting a second lot of washing out as it looks like it is about to pour down...think i may have to put the tumbler on! very naughty i know!

rowingboat Thu 24-Jul-08 13:57:17

Hi everyone,
hi Mog!
This is day 18 for us.
Didn't like yesterday's babystep where I had to choose a bedtime. Yuck! I refuse to choose a bed time. [has tantrum]
Didn't do very well yesterday due to working from morning until evening and then LO refusing to go to sleep.
So today have done hotspots and 10 minute rescue of kitchen, online shop (trying very hard to keep it to £50 - haha!) 15 mins washing up and shining sink, swipe in bathroom, but it still smells of peepee shock
washing on line put away clothes, bit of decluttering that's about it.
Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine.
Lucysmam I love your posts, most of them are making me laugh. grin
Tortoise did you go to the doctors?? I am hounding you. smile
TMH good to hear you are recovering.
Greyskull very sorry, you feel sad. I had this happen at the end of last year and it was sad, it's good that you can discuss how it makes you feel with your DH.
Jas are you still doing babysteps?

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