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Feeling unmotivated and flylady doesn't work for me..........come and join me (please)........

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FAQ Tue 09-Sep-08 08:23:10

today to try and get my house back to some sort of order (how does it descend into chaos so quickly?)

Don't know why but I'm feeling totally unmotivated and crappy, however my house is a tip again and I know that doesn't help my mood (ok it's never "good" but its usually at least acceptable) so I need to try and do something with it today to try and lift my mood a little.

Things I need to do are

Load the dishwasher (and put it on)
Washing, drying and ironing
Tidy the living room and hoover it
Tidy the kitchen (worktops, empty bin, floor etc)
Clean the bathroom (including emptying the bin, floor etc)

Need to get the DS's sorted before I start, but who will join me today??

FAQ Tue 09-Sep-08 08:54:42

ok looks like I@m on my own then smile

FAQ Tue 09-Sep-08 10:41:56

oh well I shall keep updating this thread anyhow just to make myself feel better, especially if I don't get everything done that needs doing so I can see I have done something.

Boys are now dressed and we've all had breakfast (I don't usually eat breakfast) and I've showered, about to get dressed and dry my hair then get a load of washing in the machine, and put the dishwasher on (think it may be on twice as it hasn't been on for a few days and there's loads of stuff to go in it blush

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Tue 09-Sep-08 10:44:14

ill join you when i get back from tesco. my jobs are
1) go to tesco
2) make flapjacks
3) organise dd1's dance bag
4) clean kitchen
5) ironing

and thats it for now but if i do that in time ill add more to my list.

hippipotami Tue 09-Sep-08 10:50:55

I will join you aswell. Not feeling on top of things mentally at the moment and this has a direct effect on my housework.

I need to:

tidy dining room
dust dining room
hang washing out
put yesterday's dry washing away
clean kitchen
mop kitchen floor
photograph items to sell on eBay

Will make a start now. How are you getting on?

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Tue 09-Sep-08 10:52:56

oh also go to the college to check course start date/time <think ill do this while dd1 is at dancing though>

FAQ Tue 09-Sep-08 10:56:05

smile
hippipotami - that's exactly whathappens to me, and then the lack of housework then affects my mental state - vicious circle

I'm typing this post one handed as I'm now finally dressed and a m drying my hair

travellingwilbury Tue 09-Sep-08 10:59:58

I will join you too

I have got my mother coming over from France tomorrow night and although I am 37 yrs of age and apparently a grown up I know I am going to be spending today and tomorrow trying to sort the house out .

My list for today is to
Sort out her bedroom
Clean kitchen
Clean bathroom
Put clean washing away and not just leave it all sitting on the dining table till we need it blush

Wish me luck and good luck to all

tootiredtothink Tue 09-Sep-08 11:02:11

I'll have a go too! My house has not been tidy at all during the summer hols.

I need to

collect ironing and put away (so dh thinks i have done it myselfwink.

wash up - no dishwasher for me <sob>.

clear and tidy all kitchen surfaces
fold and put away washing which is covering the sofa.

clear and polish sideboard.

put toys away.

clean downstairs loo.

sweep and mop floors.

Also have to get to Morrisons to get the cheap ds games but think will have to put that off til tomorrow - along with tidying upstairs!!

hippipotami Tue 09-Sep-08 11:03:37

Have just washed up breakfast dishes and taken compost caddy out to composter. Forgot to put those two on teh list earlier, but they needed doing and are now done smile

FAQ I know about that viscious circle. It is a bugger isn't it!

Am procrastinating by making a cup of coffee, but will write teh shopping list whislt drinking it, in preparation for teh weekly shop tomorrow.

Adn then will tackle list below smile

hippipotami Tue 09-Sep-08 11:04:17

Apologies about typos, brain faster than fingers.

mummc2 Tue 09-Sep-08 11:07:10

wow i didnt know there was talk on housework!! im really terrible too at getting motivated dd2 napping dd1 watching cinderella and i who should be busy am on the computer. List today includes:

1) ring for decorators and tilers
2) 2 loads of washing/drying/ironing
3) clean and tidy dd1 bedroom (ohh my god!!)
4) drop mums diary off and dvd
5) foodshop (might be tomorrow actually!!)

travellingwilbury im same as you with washing got 3 piles on dining table to put away now LOL!!

FAQ Tue 09-Sep-08 11:20:21

well done everyone, I've just been on the phone to my DP ironing things out (not being myself=me clamming up and unintentionally pushing people away - including him blush) - but all sorted now smile

Better go and get that washing on and load the dishwasher

tootiredtothink Tue 09-Sep-08 11:34:39

so far have

had breakfast
given ds lunch
phoned dh
phoned dsis

none of which were on my listsad.

Must leave this seat and computer and get on!

cheesesarnie Tue 09-Sep-08 11:37:58

i need to-
clean bathroom
hoover
put away washing
washing,drying
clean out rabbit

FAQ Tue 09-Sep-08 11:39:53

tootired -doesn't matter if you do things that aren't on the list smile - at the end of the day it's still things that you have to do.

exH used to mock my written lists that included things such as

Breakfast
Dress boys
Lunch
Prepare dinner
Bath boys
School run etc

as they were "things I didn't need to remind myself about"......but actually I realised that they were still things that needed to be done and take up time.

I've now got the dishwasher on and am rinsing some clothes in the washing machine that I washed on Sunday night but forgot to hang up (so not dirty - just needed freshening up again), also given DS3 some milk.

toadette Tue 09-Sep-08 11:44:31

Hi, I'll join in too please smile

- laundry, laundry, laundry..........
- tidy living room, dust and vacuum
- clean and tody kitchen, worktops and mop floor
- clean bathroom and downstairs cloakroom
- coffee

DontCallMeBaby Tue 09-Sep-08 11:46:37

I meant to:

- get someone to propose me as a parent governor
- tidy the conservatory
- phone HR re my change of working hours
- phone my office re drinks on Friday
- phone La Redoute about security query (btw am acute phone-phobe, so these three are a big deal for me, even phoning my office!)
- collect DD from school at 12 (v important this one)

I have actually:

- got a proposer AND a seconder
- had coffee with my seconder
- made all three phonecalls, with definite results on all bar night out (still on but don't know where we're going)
- made my conservatory equally, but differently messy
- eaten three caramel digestives and made a cup of tea

I still need to (today):

- eat remaining biscuit and drink tea
- COLLECT DD!!!

Postponed:

- actually tidying conservatory in such a way that it is tidy

Tasks generated:

- take defunct DVD player and printer (discovered on futon whilst 'tidying' conservatory!) to tip

cheesesarnie Tue 09-Sep-08 11:55:51

i caaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnntttttttt!<stamps feet>

i need too but cant

i make lists of everything even like brush teeth as its great to see some ticked off!(i am rather sad though).

things i have dont today-
washing /drying
unloaded/reloaded dishwasher
put shopping away
ummm thats it except take dc to school etc

IgglepigglesBlanket Tue 09-Sep-08 11:57:10

I've been settling DD, but now I'm free, I'll join...
load washing machine
wash up and clean kitchen
tidy living room
...more to be added as I go along!

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Tue 09-Sep-08 12:00:18

arrrrrrrrrgh! i have fallen out with tesco. i dont want a super sized tesco anymore. i like the little one. that was awfull! i couldnt find anything. they had out the cereal where the alcohol is meant to be and the honey where the tuna usually is. i dont know where the tuna and alcohol have gone.

to do next;
wash up breakfast things
make dd2 dinner
prepare flapjacks
coffee break <the most important task of course grin>

hope everyone else is getting on better than me? all i have managed so far is tesco's.

hippipotami Tue 09-Sep-08 12:04:40

right, I have put away yesterday's dry load of washing, and hung the load just finished out to dry. (when I say out I mean over airer in corner of bathroom, it is too rainy to hang things out in the garden sad)

I have also drunk my coffee adn written my shopping list for tomorrow.

Will tackle mess in dining room now.

DCMB - I am a phone-phobe too, and would much rather e-mail. I also hide in the back room and let dh answer the door...

Mmm, maybe I need professional help...

FAQ Tue 09-Sep-08 12:06:57

I'm also a phone-phobe - I'll make calls to friends, but anything "business" like, or ringing the school to say that one of the DS's won't be in, or even ringing for a doctors appointment leaves me a wreck.

Where possible I'll find email address for companies and wait days for a reply rather than ring them blush

cheesesarnie Tue 09-Sep-08 12:08:38

im going to do it.

farewell.i'll miss you mumsnet.i may live to tell the tale of my housework woes.grin must do it!

cikecaka Tue 09-Sep-08 12:19:11

Need to do dishes and clean kitchen
need to tidy living room
make lunch for dh
bring books over to ds cause school only gave the first 8 locker keys in his class and he couldnt fit anymore in his bag!
I have 3/4 of an hour to do
this so need to get off the computer

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