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ludaloo Sat 23-Aug-08 10:49:46

Morning all smile

ludaloo Sat 23-Aug-08 10:53:02

lucysmam I don't think my email got to you...I'll send another one hopefully that one will work.

Sunny day here today, DH having a lie in, kids all in the garden and I have lots of washing to do.

ludaloo Sat 23-Aug-08 11:02:32

Oh...its ok, I think you have got them now smile

ludaloo Sat 23-Aug-08 12:58:45

hmm where are you all?

Have I started another thread?

[paranoid luda off to check]

lucysmam Sat 23-Aug-08 13:02:18

afternoon luda, looks like its just you n me!! i've mailed you back, just not had much time. been clearing up after oh papering the hall and washing and td-ing all the baby stuff as well as 5 loads of our own washing to do as well and bathroom that looks like swimming room changing rooms with towels/clothes/toys strewn all over it!

ludaloo Sat 23-Aug-08 13:02:47

hmm nope appears not, so you lot must be doing as kelly tells you and having the weekend off grin

skramble you made me spray me drink at your comment about rowing across the ocean with your PC! lol

ludaloo Sat 23-Aug-08 13:04:40

Oh...cross posts!

Hi lucysmam hurrah...I was beginning to think I was in some starnge parrallel MN world grin
Thanks for the email...I'll check just now.

I'm having a washing day too smile

lucysmam Sat 23-Aug-08 13:08:32

lol@parallel mn world grin everyone else must have lovely sunny weather and be out, either that or gone into hiding maybe hmm

I hate washing days but do try and leave as long as poss (usually until oh points out he's no undies to wear) as I hate washing half loads through the week. Although now I've said that you can guarantee mil and fil will take lo out somewhere tomorrow and come back with every change of clothes I send needing to go through washer and oh will get invited for a 'kick about' since he's no footy and I'll end up doing it then

ludaloo Sat 23-Aug-08 13:13:35

My kids are the worst, DD1 must change at least twice daily depending on what her friends have on, DD2 is just a magnet for muck, my DS is forever deciding he is too hot/cold and changing accordingly and my DH, well he is a grubby mechanic type so I always have overalls and minging jumpers and the likes that need washing!

Never ends really does it!

lucysmam Sat 23-Aug-08 14:04:34

nope, never ends! i'm on load number 4 now and 3 in the td! and mil has just turned up with another case of baby stuff to sort through so will be at that this afternoon as well.

don't think i'll be doing much else today

cafebistro Sat 23-Aug-08 14:30:38

hi everyone smile...well ludaloo and lucysmam anyway.
Havent posted for a couple of days as had visitors....also babystepping has gone to pot! I think im going to start at day 9 again tomorrow!
Cant do any washing today as its pouring with rain, I already have clothes airers full of wet clothes and DP moans if I use the drier " except in emergencies"! It'll be an emergency when he's got no dry shirts!
Think I'll do some ironing now...visting family in England next weekend with DD so think I'll be organised and iron the clothes to pack.

grouchyoscar Sat 23-Aug-08 14:59:51

Afternoon All (well, luda, lucys and CB)

Been busy today and I'm having a well needed rest


Downstairs with washing
load DW and run
Load WM and run
Clean sink
Clean hob
Clean worksurfaces
Empty bins
Peg washing out (I was told the yellow cicle in the sky is the sun shock)
Shower for Ed and I
Into town, Go to library, shops (Farmer Duck 50p grin) and Tesco

To Do

Ironing pile
Vac and dust bedroom
Garden trimming
Sew name tapes into Ed's uniform

Spent yesterday evening picking caterpillars off the purple sprouting brocolli. It has been ravaged. Thing is all my life I have wanted to find caterpillars in the garden and this is the 1st time I've managed it in 35 years, Ed has been doing a growth topic in school and did a show based on the Very Hungry Caterpillar and I'm an Ecology graduate so...I can't do away with them. They are in a pasta sauce jar in the porch with some lettuce leaves. Maybe I should put in some pears, plums, lollipops and a slice of salami (??)

Coast is on UKTV Documentary...that's me sorted

Hope you three (and those to come) are well and peachy

There's only 1 week of the holidays left. I really don't feel that I've done enough with Ed. There's loads we could have done sad

Bewilderbeast Sat 23-Aug-08 16:21:01

afternoon all

got slightly more sleep last night ds seems to be improving.


kitchen and living room tidied
kitchen cleaned
pancakes made for breakfast
washing folded
wm unloaded reloaded and on
washing hung up
been to library and paid massive fine
did menu plan and shopping list
went shopping
put shopping away (have you spotted today's theme yet?)
lunch made
quick catch up with finances
responded to emails
played with ds

DP is off out tonight so I have to deal with cranky ds on my own hmm

EustaciaVye Sat 23-Aug-08 17:08:34

Hi all. Have had visitors. Chaos in house but aim to restore calm soon.

lucysmam Sat 23-Aug-08 17:17:27

evening all smile

my lo is being a cranky pants monster this evening!! has refused her dinner/pudding and is now paddying about getting her pj's on in a very whingey annoying way! sad i don't know what to do so am ignoring & playing on here while oh hoovers.

have 1 last suitcase of baby bits to sift through tonight and then try and sell the lot to make us some spending money instead of bill money!

RubyRioja Sat 23-Aug-08 17:24:40

hello been banking, irnong, packing and shopping for short break, so back ina few days.

Am trying new additional habit today - 'don't put it down, put it away'.

Making slight difference, so plan to indoctrinate entire family grin

rowingboat Sat 23-Aug-08 17:42:09

Hi everyone (again)
Right smashing up computer on top of list because I just wrote long post and Mumsnet went on the wonk and it's all gone!!!
Waaah, my lovely list of things gone!

lucysmam Sat 23-Aug-08 19:30:25

hello again smile

lol rowingboat i have that all the time on laptop, frustrating isn't it!

my lo has been in bed sock on since quarter to 6ish!! didn't have anything to eat or a bathshock, just straight to sleep & we've only had a walk over the road this afternoon to co-op, not like we've run a marathon with her!!!

Am just doing last suitcase of baby bits now and then a shower and pots and oh wants to take a trip to the bedroom department wink wink but i can't be bothered, have tried to entertain very stroppy Lucy all day and am knackered!

grouchyoscar Sat 23-Aug-08 19:41:04

Hello all

Wishing you a great break Ruby

I've done the trimming n pruning and I've also did the Huge basket of ironing which I think is quite enough for a woman who despises ironing (gardening is a pleasure (even though I haven't got a clue what I'm doing))

So tomorrow it's the name tape thing. About all the sewing I can do.

So anyone got a clue how I can use vinegar to improve the quality of my laundry?

eee the stuff you ask for on a bank holiday!

tortoise Sat 23-Aug-08 22:22:52

All i got done today was fence painting! DD's enjoyed helping me in old trousers and painting aprons! The path is a bit splattered with paint lol. Fence looks heaps better.
I still have the fences out the back to do! And the grass needs cutting again. I am sure i only did that a few days ago.

Have 80% of school stuff ready. Just waiting for DD2's name labels to arrive. Then i can iron them on. Most of DD1's had been done now. And DS's i just write in the label! To lazy to sew thier old name tapes in. grin

lucysmam Sun 24-Aug-08 08:49:00

Morning ladies smile

How is everyone today???

Me and my oh have both woken up full of cold and he has toothache as well sad but can't get to the emergency dentist when they can see him because of the way buses run. So I've sent him back to bed after a cuppa & some paracetamols.

Was debating giving him some bonjela as well for toothache but we've only got the teething gel so couldn't make my mind up if it would be any help.

My plan for today looks something like this. . . .
~brekky for lo
~wash pots from oh's munchies last night and brekky
~finish td-ing last of baby stuff & bag it up
~make lo's bed and our bed
~tidy swimming baths changing room bathroom again
~take lo to park if it stays sunny
~bake bread
~decide whats for tea
~menu plan/shopping list for shopping on Friday
~sort paperwork that I need for appointment on Tuesday

grouchy why are you keeping caterpillars in jars?

I found a cricket (at least that's what I think it was ) in the bathroom last night . . . speedy little thing & jumped bloody miles when I tried to get it in a glass to put outside

Anyways, best go do something in a mo, just don't have any motivation atm since oh is ill on the only Sunday he hasn't had footy for months sad

ludaloo Sun 24-Aug-08 09:01:42

Morning ladies smile

tort well done you with the fence painting! I bet it is looking great now.
I have to label all their school stuff too....I expect I'll just write their names in everything, I tried the iron on labels but they all came off within about 2 months of them being put on, and I don't want to sew labels on because I will be handing uniform down, so I won't want to unpick it all when DD2 needs to use them.

Hope you have a good break Ruby*

sounds like your lo was just very tired, hope she is less grumpy for you today.

GO no idea how vinigar helps washing...I know if you run the machine empty and put vinigar in the soap drawer it helps to keep limescale down and washes the inside of the machine really well. Not sure how to use it with clothes though.
I use soda crystals, they help soften the water and get rid of grease and stains a treat.
Just put about a table spon in with your normal washing powder...or if you usually put a tablet or pouch in with the washing, just put the soda crystals where the powder would normally go.
It also means you can use less powder and it still washes just as well. Soda crystals are as cheap as chips too.
Apparently Borax does pretty much the same thing if you add it to your washing.

Well it absolutely poured down last night. So far this morning it is just wet and overcast.

Nothing planned really, just carrying on with the washing.


ludaloo Sun 24-Aug-08 09:05:45

That post took me so long to write, I x-posted there...Morning lucysmam

I would give the teething gel a DH usues it when his teeth give him jip....not sure exactly if it works or not, maybe it is just a psychological!

sagacious Sun 24-Aug-08 09:48:37

Morning all !
AM doing laundry today (its raining/dh is in manchester)

Dc's will be tidying bedrooms hmm

Off for tea

lucysmam Sun 24-Aug-08 09:52:54

Morning luda she's still whingey today. she still keeps waking in the night although i haven't heard her the past 2 nights so is tired. oh os sock on so keeping fingers crossed he's livlier when he gets up as lo driving me potty and have done nowt so far apart from play with booo's as she calls balls.

what an exciting bank hol weekend we're all having hey, laundry laundry and more laundry! [hmh]

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