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BabiesEverywhere Fri 25-Jul-08 06:16:04

I hope you don't mind me starting one, but I have been up since 5am and bored waiting for a thread to appear

Kelly Mission

Baby Steps

I have opened all windows to air house.
Hung up one load of washing outside.
Another load in the machine
Emptied and refilled dishwasher
Living room/Bathroom clean from last night and toddler still in bed so no toys to clear.

Need to do:-
Couple more loads of washing
Sort out our room to fit in side car'd cot bit urgent as I am 38 weeks pregnant today and done bugger all baby preperation. I am far too laid back this time

chefswife Fri 25-Jul-08 06:32:47

it's 10:30pm where i am otherwise i would join you. i'm bored to death. that's a lot of work for being 38 weeks. are you completely energized?

BabiesEverywhere Fri 25-Jul-08 06:36:26

It is too hot here and I can't sleep and so when my DH got up at 5am to go to work I gave up trying to sleep and got up.

I am debating about going to buy some garden fence paint when my DD wakes up, the garden fence really is over due a coat of stain and I need to do it before we re-net our cat fence topper

So where are you chefswife ?

BabiesEverywhere Fri 25-Jul-08 06:38:09

I don't feel to bad energy wise, even though I have dire iron levels and am on my 2nd iron suppliment thingy from the midwife.

That said I will properly regret being up so early when it gets to the evening.

Anyhow better get the ironing board out.

chefswife Fri 25-Jul-08 06:49:18

ambitious for sure.
i'm on the west coast of canada... victoria.
i'm only 17 weeks but am amazed how (after a 2 week bout of severe tiredness) much energy i have. hopefully it'll keep going. i'm heading to bed. i'm the opposite... fighting to stay awake. i'll check in in the morning and see what's been done. night

BabiesEverywhere Fri 25-Jul-08 06:51:04


BiancaCastafiore Fri 25-Jul-08 08:20:11


I am so out of touch with the threads these days
Hope everyone is OK. I will try to catch up on yest at some point.

The kids both have friends coming to play this morning so I'm hoping they'll entertain themselves (hmm) so I can do some pottering about. I can hardly get in through the utility room door due to all the bags etc which came back from school earlier int he week so I need to have a sort out in there.

My bedroom is still lovely and tidy after my sort-out last week so I can skip todays mission

sagacious Fri 25-Jul-08 08:35:40

Morning !


Well yesterday was my sort out house day. So do I have a clean and sparkly house?

Errr no

Phonecall from friend to "come over have a glass of wine and let the kids run around in the paddling pool"

I also sort of remember inviting over the whole of the PTA for dinner and drinkies tonight as the restaurant we were going to has mucked up the booking

Oh bugger
I also have a hangover


EustaciaVye Fri 25-Jul-08 08:43:12

Morning all.

Morning routine mostly done. DDs have the playmobil out which is great as it is keeping them very quiet. DD1 role play. DD2 taking all the flowers of the playmobil plants. grin

House a mess. I had a migraine last night, probably due from stress of DDs disappearing in the supermarket yesterday. Feel better today but off to ILs tomorrow for the day (taking DD1 to see WallE at cinema) so would like house to be tidy by tonight so it is good when we get back.

Back in 15

Jas Fri 25-Jul-08 08:52:09


Thanks for the thread BabiesEverywheresmile Good luck with sorting your room to fit in the baby....I was a bit too relaxed with ds, too. Despite him being 8 days late, the furniture didn' get moved until the day he was born!

Bianca - Also very behind with threads (and housework).blush Trying o rediscover the dds bedroom floors this morning before we go outhmm

EV I hope you feel better todaysmile

Saga _ Sounds mch more fun than cleaning!

We are going to the farm today, but should be home all weekend to tidy up and pack to go to my mums for a week.

RupertTheBear Fri 25-Jul-08 08:52:53

Morning everyone

I am in trouble today as I set the alarm wrongly last night and DH was an hour late for work. Typical sod's law though because any other morning when we were trying to lie in for an hour the dcs would have woken us up early.

Loads to do today cos we are off on holiday tomorrow - can't wait!
Put last minute things in case
Weigh case to make sure it doesn't exceed limit (ha ha - it's soooo full)
Clean bathroom
Clean kitchen including washing floor
Finish ironing
Change sheets on children's beds
Collect dry cleaning
15 mins declutter downstairs
15 mins upstairs

If I get half that done I will be happy!

Katiekins83 Fri 25-Jul-08 09:00:35

morning all!

i have a list as long as my arm to do today... need to keep busy so i dont go and punch my landlord...but thats another story!lol!

have so far done DS's room, changed beds and put washing in and out.

still to do:
clean and feed sofas
clean bathroom
hoover everywhere
clean kitchen and mop floor
wash windows
and they are just to start

need everything sorted by 2ish as am meeting XP in town at 3! with DS of course...need new clothes.


scattyspice Fri 25-Jul-08 09:06:28


babies pace yourself girl grin. I had DD when DS was 20mnths, tis hard work no?

chef Are you in bed yet?

Sags envy at your social life.

Bianca hope you get some peace today smile. I don't even look in our utility rm, just open the door and throw stuff in blush. We are awaiting a shed to store some of the garden stuff (that is piled up in utility rm). I have plans for a sparkly laundry room (with matching accessories)! Unfortunately DH wants the shed as a workshop and DD wants it as a play house!

EV I'm thinking of wall.e too, let us know what you think.

rowboat Don't worry about keeping up with baby steps I sometimes think flylady is aimed at women who don't work and have nochildren hmm. The key is to adapt it to suit you. hmm.

Today's daily parade of adventures is a trip to Lidl!
Need to dust
Clean fridge
Wash BR floor!!!
Check out Usbourne books for something suitable for DS to practise reading (any suggestions?).

scattyspice Fri 25-Jul-08 09:07:46

x posts.Morning Jas, Rupert and Katie.

lucysmam Fri 25-Jul-08 09:09:21

good morning all, how are we this fab sunshiny day??

ruby just seen yesterdays thread with your q on it, b's are what my lo calls bears. think its just easier for her to say!

sag sounds like a fun way of spending the afternoon, wish i could have (although dont envy you having a hangover!)

BABIESEVERYWHERE good luck with baby prep!!

well ladies here's my list for today although id rather be out doing something in the sunshiney weather

strip big bed & wash bedding
wash towels
wash last nights tea pots (no brekky pots as lo has had a banana)
quick wipe surfaces in kitchen (experimenting again in there tonight with my new found enthusiasm for cooking so no point doing too much as it always ends up a state!~)
clean bathroom after oh has bath
mission & babystep
finish sorting out toys
wait & see if fridgefreezer and cooker turn up today or not (insurance have got me in a right muddle!)

that's enough to get me started, bbl to see how far ive got! xx

RubyRioja Fri 25-Jul-08 09:14:19

Hi all - inc new an international fliers - arf. How cosmopolitan are we?

Slightly hungover and tired - we had some good news last night, which I must not talk about yet, just in case [superstitious emoticon]. So champagne, wine and some 'grown up' time later wink I am shattered but q cheerful grin. Mucho sympahty Sag!

Need to pay tax
Pay library fines
Deliver job app
Not strangle children
Wash kitchen floor

Other than that I don't care!

sagacious Fri 25-Jul-08 09:14:41

Right my list of mega things to do:

I have to

Pick up dry cleaning
Get nibbles/dinner
Sort dc's bags out
Drop dc's off at Grandma's (they're having a sleep over)
Clean house
Tidy house

I want to

Go back to bed
Wave a magic wand and get the have to list done

sagacious Fri 25-Jul-08 09:19:48

Adds "not strangle children" to list (ds currently playing scaletricx and its beeping lap counter is driving me insane

Ooo ruby I'll be checking in for an update !

Waves to all grin

babies 38 wks ? Crikey where has that time gone.. do you reckon the nesting gene is kicking in ?
chefswife envy Canada ..

Head too fuzzy this morning I need tea

gah !

Mog37 Fri 25-Jul-08 10:52:26

Morning all and thank you for the welcome yesterday.

Day 17 of babysteps. Morning routine not gone so well as DD is grizzly (an unfortunate combination of hot weather, a cold, and an eczema flareup). Currently typing one-handed while feeding her.

To do:
Wash up breakfast things & Shine sink
Laundry: put away clean laundry. Hang out the load that's currently in washer
Hot spot
15 minutes declutter
Supermarket (aargh!)

Oh, and try to decide what to do about the fact that the rubbish in our area hasn't been collected on the last 2 collection days and someone has collected several houses worth of rubbish and piled it directly outside my front door!

scattyspice Fri 25-Jul-08 11:58:41

angry mog. That sounds like a PITA.

lucysmam Fri 25-Jul-08 12:02:15

hello again all, i envy those of you who have hangovers, not the hangover part though, just the having a drink part!!

well so far today

big bed stripped and bedding washed
pots all washed and kitchen clean
insurance have come to inspect fridge for the 2nd time so sent them away . . . hugely unimpressed with them atm, its a month now!!!!!!
bathrooms cleaned and sparkly even though oh cant be arsed with a bath
mission not done yet as airing bed n going to hoover it later but will be done soon

RubyRioja Fri 25-Jul-08 12:48:53

woooooooooo hooooooooooooo

Scratching around to find some cash as several big bills due (money been problem lately). Discovered a standing order I set up in 1993 (to cover car insurance), has been continuing and untouched since 2004. This has yielded a little stash that will really, really help us out.

SO grin ladies, go check out and declutter your finances - who knows what you will find!

sagacious Fri 25-Jul-08 14:02:12

Pick up dry cleaning not ready arghhh
Get nibbles/dinner done
Sort dc's bags out
Drop dc's off at Grandma's (they're having a sleep over)
Clean house arghhh
Tidy house arghhhh

Sobs quietly

sagacious Fri 25-Jul-08 14:08:19

Sets timer for 15 mins....

sagacious Fri 25-Jul-08 15:14:10

Have cleared kitchen of worse stuff
Cleaned under sofa (grim)
Wiped scuff marks off living room walls

Is it me or does humid weather just make everywhere look filthy?

I swear this place looked lovely on Wednesday...hmm

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