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TheMadHouse Fri 15-Aug-08 08:50:11


TheMadHouse Fri 15-Aug-08 08:51:38


We are up and morn ing routines complete. I have the dryer on as it is raining again!

Not sure of plans for today, but we will see. I was hoping for a nicer day, but yeh right.

RupertTheBear Fri 15-Aug-08 08:56:04

Morning TheMadHouse
We HAVE to get out of the house today - the dcs are too full of energy and winding each other up. The weather looks a bit better so a nice long walk this afternoon I think.
DH is home again and I can never seem to get much done while he is here but the plan is...
15 mins upstairs
15 mins downstairs
mission (In fact all this weeks missions in one go when I clean the bathroom)

EustaciaVye Fri 15-Aug-08 09:03:52

Going away for weekend so see you all when I get back.

littlemissloopy Fri 15-Aug-08 09:39:04

Morning all smile

Have a good weekend EV smile smile

Bianca I have been instructed by my DD1 to let your DD know about this

It is her new craze! grin

Well weather still not great here today sad so I think it'll be another indoor day. We went to a soft play area yesterday as it was raining into town and the sun was shining brightly!! Typical!
We seem to have our own little micro climate here in the village....I am sure it is because we are up in the mountains.

Anyhoo...hope all are well smile

Jas Fri 15-Aug-08 09:44:45


blush Sorry about long absences.

I have a new keyboard, as dp left ds unsupervised , allowing him to remove all the keys from my old one., and then lose the vital (tiny) bits of plastic which make it work when you put the keys back!

We are very busy doing holiday things. I have given up totally on trying to stick to any routines at all. We are off out in a bit again todaygrin

I have one more week to try and tidy up, then we go away for a week.

LML DD1 loved Club Penguin, to the point where I even paid for membership for her for a few months.
She still uses it now, but not enough to keep paying.

littlemissloopy Fri 15-Aug-08 09:49:26

Hi Jas you have had a busy school holiday smile
Where are you off to for the week?

My DD1 has not long discovered Club Penguin....her boyfriend (aww!) introduced her to it the other day.
I don't think I'll subscribe really, they seem to be able to do plenty on it as it is.

lucysmam Fri 15-Aug-08 10:27:28

morning smile

well, we're all ready to get out and about this morning (although it may be afternoon when we get out at this rate!) Lo is being a pita because she didnt sleep well last night but hopefully will have a nap in her buggy.

TD on because oh took washing line down again the other day n i can't reach to put it back. & I've paid all bills this morning. Just about to finish pots before we head for the shops and then this afternoon probably wash the entire contents of my airing cupboard which are starting to smell funny after the water tank flood the other week.

Other than that not a lot planned for today apart from going out later for 'happy hour' at the chinese restaurant at the end of our street, all you can eat for £5 each and it's scrummy!

hope you've all got some better weather today and aren't stuck indoors with over enthusiastic kids! ttfn xx

cafebistro Fri 15-Aug-08 11:24:46

morning everyone smile
Day 4 of babysteps today!

TheMadHouse Fri 15-Aug-08 13:17:32

Afternoon all

Been out for the morning, but come back adn fed the monsters boys

My bedding is in the washer
Ironing is done (not yet put away)

SO I am off upstairs to put away some ironing and make my bed

lucysmam Fri 15-Aug-08 15:22:40

afternoon all smile

we had a lovely if very long walk to the shops with lo as we decided to leave the buggy and take her to the park on the way. Only needed bits as well this week so more than we thought left over for our night out this evening.

Since we got home I have cleaned the espresso maker as it desperately needed it & I love a cappuccino every now n again. Have washed a load out of airing cupboard and oh has put washing line back up so its drying now and had a quick tidy up in bathroom which is always a mess with oh around!! Just off to have a quick tidy upstairs in-case mil decides to put lo to bed tonight before we get back and put away some washing that should've gone away yesterday

Bewilderbeast Fri 15-Aug-08 15:44:29

afternoon all


dw unloaded, reloaded and on
bed made
rubbish out
quick tidy of living room

TheMadHouse Fri 15-Aug-08 15:48:15


I have been and dropped DH to get his hair cut

Dryer is on

New Parasol picked up

To Do:

Try and pitch tent

EHM Fri 15-Aug-08 15:52:16

quickly <<<<waves>>>>> to jas & big hello to all
Ellie & I are under the weather, not sure what it is yet? We have just woken from a 3 hours napblushstill feeling bluergh! Ellie was sick yesterday & not eaten very little today.

tort who your day out was a success?

Bye for now.x.x

biglips Fri 15-Aug-08 17:00:19

hiya all!

Went to the hospital this morning to check on the baby and i already knew that it was breech so gotta go back next week to turn the baby around. ill be 37 weeks. cant wait to have this baby so i can stay away from the antenatal hosp hmm. i also had a worry over the placenta which had now moved.....anything else???!

anyway...i feel worn out but managed to take my dd to the park this morning and a bath this afternoon before im literally falling asssslllleeeepppp!!! (the weather was hot today but wont be tmrw!)

so heres my mission (not really done much since i last posted cos i had ligaments pains on my tummy so i took it very easy yesterday meaning i did sod all whilst my mum had my DD for 2 days)

1) Unload and reload DW done
2) laundry away done
3) washing on and hung out to dry done
4) cant be bothered with Tea so chippy tonite grin
5) Shine that sink done
6) Cleared and cleaned kitchen done
7) Tidied and hoovered living room done
8) Cleaned bathroom done

Eust - have a great time on your hols grin

biglips Fri 15-Aug-08 17:01:28

oh and

9) Tidied up DD's --bomb site-- bedroom done grin

BiancaCastafiore Fri 15-Aug-08 17:32:02

Hello, hope all is well with everyone?

Loopy thanks for the link, I'll show dd it later/tomorrow
EHM Hope you're feeling better soon x x
Jas nice to see you back
Tort did you make it home from Crealy's?

We have had lovely weatehr here today so have enjoyed a long picnic and afternoon playing at the playground with a group of friends

I seem to have recovered from my virus last week and have had a good blitz on housework while the kids have been at a holiday club for 2 hours a day all week Feel miles better for getting on top of things again!

Kids demanding food dare they?!
Back later x

rowingboat Fri 15-Aug-08 19:09:20

Hi everyone
hope you are all well or getting better.
Biglips I hope your LO turns around like a good baby.
Ruby I just read yesterday's fly and I was laughing because I was replying to Bianca about shutting the annoying boy in the cupboard (not that I would advocate that [shakes head]). Now nobody knows what I'm talking about.blush shock
The outlaws came and went yesterday and we had a really nice day, until my employers phoned at 5:15 and reminded me that I was supposed to be at work. shock I had forgotten that a couple of months ago I agreed to cover annual leave. So that was an interesting end to the day.
Didn't manage much flying last night, just fell asleep.
Today DP left for the weekend and my mum and nan came over for the day, so didn't manage much flying.
Also feel a bit bad because I didn't get out for my run and I'm at work tomorrow.
Think I will start week one again next week, but this time plan properly.
Anyone else fancy starting week one of the plan next week?
Lucys I can tell you about cloth nappies, if you still have that on your list.
cafe what's on day 4?
I'm on day 25 - but have been having a babysteps break for a few days. Somebody on the flylady forum said you didn't have to do a step each day, you could take a few days to get used to one or whatever. This sounded appealing to me, so there have been a few breaks.grin
I was laughing at today's step, it was the bit about her husband here I just could not imagine my DP ever, ever doing anything like that. grin

lucysmam Fri 15-Aug-08 19:20:50

rowingboat throw as much info at me as you possibly can!! She's 18mo but always constipated n leaves skids on her nappies then wants changing because she's uncomfy! So, I thought maybe, invest in enough cloth for through say 2 days and wash every 2 evenings so that we're not spending money wasting disp nappies that are perfectly useable apart from tiny skids if that makes any sense?

Plus I wanted to use them anyways but never had the money when she was born to do it so obviously could save some money when we have lo number 2 next year (been discussing over tea tonight) very romantic i know but thought now was as good a time as any to let oh know i'm ready for another baby and test the water so-to-speak

have done this evening: nothing

mil did:mop kitchen
put lo to bed
wash few pots there were
hoover living room

& we had a lovely evening together for a change so all in all a fab day!

hope you all had a good one xxxx

TheMadHouse Fri 15-Aug-08 20:24:04


Rowing What do you do? Apart from being a fab mum and wife - obviously grin

Lucys Have you tried upping her water intake re the constipation? DS2 has had bowel issues since birth and we manage his constipation with diet most of the time.

We tested the TENT and it is so great. I am getting excited now for Friday - yippee

We have also popped the washer on and tidied in preparation for the weekend.

cafebistro Fri 15-Aug-08 20:40:36 4 is :

Shine that sink!
Dress to your shoes!
Post reminders!

I wish i was on Day 25! smile

tortoise Fri 15-Aug-08 20:52:20

Evening all.
We had a fab day out yesterday.The sun shone all day. Not a drop of rain. Amazing! grin We did miss the bus from Crealy and had to risk going in friends car with DD2 on my lap. It was only a 20 min drive to the station luckily. We made it with seconds to spare. Really stressful end to the day but DC haven't stopped talking about it.
We had wrist bands so we can return for free within a week if i can afford train and bus again. And if the bands last on our wrists that long. Invalid if they are removed or get ripped.

I need to get all their school bits soon too. I am so pleased DD1's shoes still fit and aren't too warn out. She can have new in a few months. Saves me a few quid.

Hope everyone is ok. Chilly here tonight but at least it has been a warm sunny day for once.

Bewilderbeast Fri 15-Aug-08 20:55:09

evening all

ds collected from nursery
dw unloaded reloaded and on
recycling put out
kitchen surfaces and hob cleaned
dinner in the oven
oven door cleaned in and out (before dinner went in)

rowingboat Fri 15-Aug-08 20:57:31

Lucys let me think about it, I'm just trying to think of intelligent questions to help you decide how many. Unfortunately, not feeling very intelligent at the minute. grinHave you tried any cloth nappies at all? You might have an incentive to help pay for nappies in your area or a free or subsidised trial pack from your council, or have you checked that out?
If you haven't this website should tell you what's available locally.
TMH thank you! grin Apart from all the fabulousness, I work in a library. I bet you thought I was going to say I was a lap dancer or something - all the late nights. LOL!
cafe did you do any post-its? You are obviously a lot more sensible than me, I kept coming on here asking people if dressed to shoes included tracky bums and a sweatshirt. Got a bit confused about whether to put on make up as well, you know, if you don't like to wear it all day. You will be on day 25 in no time at this rate. Good going!smile

dylsmum1998 Fri 15-Aug-08 21:10:51

evening all, havent been around as i have been away. hope all are well
tort crealy is good fun isnt it which one did you go to? (i think thats the one there are 2 of) we went to the one in devon in April its where dd discovered her need for a pony grin
lucys i used bambinomio prefolds with dd, will answer any q's you have about those if i can

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