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Is it still only Thursday?.....lets FLY.

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Jas Thu 09-Oct-08 07:44:34

Babysteps and mission

Jas Thu 09-Oct-08 07:47:33

Morningsmile

DP is back at the site he likes, and none of his tools were pinched, so he is happy.

I'm cold and tired, and need to wake the dds. DD1 left me a note saying she feels ill, but when I got it last night she was asleephmm I'll see how she is when she wakes up.

My 2nd load of washing for the day is finished, better go and hang it out. Hope everyone had a good night....BBL

cafebistro Thu 09-Oct-08 07:51:15

Morning Everyone smile

Jas Thanks for the thread and links.

Had a lovely day yesterday. DP had a day off so we took DS swimming and then to the Aquarium.

Not much flying will be done today as DP has another day off.
Going food shopping and then not really sure...

Hope everyone has a lovely day!

Must go and make breakfast..

lucysmam Thu 09-Oct-08 08:26:05

Jas, cafebistro good morning smile

everyone else hiya!

Hope you're all well?

Mad how is your DS?, not still ill I hope!
Jas good news about the tools
cafebistro sorry about the delay with swim nappies, oh is expecting a cheque today (will believe it when I see it!) so will post them either today when he cashes it or tomorrow when I get paid

Have not a lot planned for today as the past couple of days have been a complete nightmare so am just pottering around finishing off Mad's list & seeing what gets done as the house is a shit tip with stuff all over. At least it all belongs somewhere now though!

TD is on and washing up water run, just waiting on lo's brekky pots then will sort them and s&s the kitchen.

I have 2 kids today as J's parents were desperate & his dad packed his bag. The difference when he does it instead of J's mum is unreal! He has eaten brekky at home & has his dinner, a treat for both kids and something to eat after school too! Was a nice change to having the piss taken

EHM Thu 09-Oct-08 08:56:20

Thanks JAS good news about dp
cafebistroHave a good day
lucysmamglad the bag was packed well.

Off to hand washing out, its freezing but sunny here.

Big <<<WAVE>>> to all to follow & Big {{{hugs}}} for anyone who has poorly dc's.

EHM Thu 09-Oct-08 09:00:31

ruby just read your post from last night. Isn't there an elder on MN who can help? You know we will try & hep/listen on fly thread. {{{hugs}}} from me & Ellie.x.x.

TheMadHouse Thu 09-Oct-08 09:40:44

Morning all

I have sick covered bedding in the washer again and am about to hang a load on the line to see if it will dry (sunny, but cold)

I have got to get to Aldi today - so will be taking them both with me.

Ruby I understand about the elder thing, I really miss my dad the most when I want to talk to him about the boys and get his advice. Worrying about them shows that you care grin

tigger32 Thu 09-Oct-08 10:05:42

Morning all
jas thabks for the thread and links, glad dp is happy at work

cafe enjoy your day

lucys glad J's parents are being more conciderate today

EHM morning, have my 1st load on line fingers crossed it will dry!

mad poor you and poor LOs still being poorly! Hope things get better soon.

Ruby try not to be too down on yourself, you seem like a really good mum to me and like mad says the fact you are worrying proves that!

Well, its day 1 of weight watchers and I am determind to loose some weight!

Los both at nursery/school this am so have a list to get through

Have done

morning routine
2nd load in w/m
hang out 1st load
spray oven ready for cleaning
put dinner into slow cooker

To do
clean oven
ironing (30 mins)
hang out load 2
tidy playroom
mission x2

Hope everyone has a good day BBL

tigger32 Thu 09-Oct-08 10:06:25

Oh forgot to dh and have made up (for now)

tigger32 Thu 09-Oct-08 10:07:35

blush thats forgot to say dh and I have made up

EustaciaVye Thu 09-Oct-08 12:13:27

<<EV dons tribal elder hat>>

Ruby You arent doing anything wrong. Your children are just being children and because you are a bit down you're taking they're attitudes personally. Normally you would shake it off.

If you think the kids are doing too many after school clubs then they probably are. How many does each one do? And how frequently.

Tiredness and hunger are the main sources of irritability in this house. So as long as you are feeding them then tiredness is probably the root of it all.

If DH is in sunny spain that wont help either but he'll be back soon wont he. When he comes back take a day off. I know you miss your mum and iirc then as winter comes it often gets harder. You're doing a great job, honestly!

Email me if you want to chat. I can give you my phone number if you like.....my kindred spirit.

<<EV takes hat off>>

RubyRioja Thu 09-Oct-08 12:32:24

Oh much much thanks to everyone for being kind. It does help to know that other people feel the same way sometimes (or are being kind wink).

I think in many ways I have had it easy so far - fell pregnant when we wanted, straightforward delivieres of healthy babies who continued to thrive without many problems. As soon as they start to get tricky, I want to send them back.

I can totally see that marriages have ups and downs, but I think I assumed children would be all plain sailing if you followed the rules. Daft really. Obv flying solo for a bit (Tort, I honestly don't know how you manage so beautfully and creatively) is more of a challenge for me. Dh will be back for a while in Nov and Dec, so that will be nice.

I have been shopping (to get out of house) and that was nice in the sunshine. I bought this dress to cheer myself up. Who says money cant buy you happiness?

I have been thinking, and I really need to get something for myself - you know an interest or hobby or even job (tough to make work) that is just for me. I feel I no longer exist as an individual - just as a service to my family, so will look at some college courses. I do find it hard to find a reliable babysitter though. The only time I was brave and trusted someone I had known for less than 10 years, she was arrested soon after for drug use. I now lack faith in my own judgement!

<<RR sits cross legged to speak to tribal elder>>
We do activities tue, wed and thurs. Nothing at weekends. I am reluctant to stop though, as dd1 is doing well and I think she needs that confidence boost when school is not going so well.

What think you wise woman EV?

Many thanks Tort, Mad, Jas and EV - it is amazing how a bit of objectivity can help.
mwah mwah

scattyspice Thu 09-Oct-08 12:52:13

Hi all.

ruby Don't underestimate how much harder it is when dh away, you are trying to be both parents and have no support (or adult company) for you. Dress is lovely smile.

Well thanks to you guys, DCs went to bed really well last night, all done and dusted by 7.50 shock.

Today:
laundry
library
fridge
DS reading

BBL

grouchyoscar Thu 09-Oct-08 13:06:43

ruby you are a godess never forget that, you are always there when I need a kick/shove/hug/whatever so let me be there in return. Sounded scary for DH to say the least. I would be apopletic, not being a confident flyer. Plus DH not being about is a big drag, just knowing that you're doing things alone, even when you feel like do it anyway is a big help

TMH Glad the consultant has given some positive solutions for your surgery.

Everybody else Hello

I've just grabbed lunch. I've been out getting shelves cut for the porch then putting them in place and tidying up. Just need an outdoor storage box for Ed's outdoor toys and the gardening supplies and the whole thing will be sorted (yay)

May be going swimming tonight, may not hmm as DH says Ed is a 'tad husky'. Thing is, his swimming is comming on great and I don't want to break the progress he's made.

Got too many shelves shock but if I hadn't over estimated I wouldn't have had enough. Hey! I never signed up to be a quantity surveyor did I?

RubyRioja Thu 09-Oct-08 13:13:31

lol at shelves

tigger32 Thu 09-Oct-08 13:37:59

Afternoon all,
today seems to be going well

To do
clean oven done
ironing (30 mins)done
hang out load 2 done
tidy playroom done
mission x2 doing

Have collected ds2 from nursery and he is now in bed, I cooked myself some pasta for lunch which was very nice but I feel hungry again now (less than hour after eating) blush hmm

DS1 has an eye test after school
have to do some shopping for my Gran and drop it off (apparently she is too busy) hmm

mad have you completed your list now? I still have a few more jobs to do but feel very proud with what I've done so far. Thank you smile

TheMadHouse Thu 09-Oct-08 14:44:26

Afternoon all

Ruby LIke the dress lots
Groucy I bet it is looking great

Yes I have finnished my kitchen list

I have

Washed another load
Hung it out
Been shopping
Put it away
Made dough for pizza (dinner)
Packaged some more things to take to the post office
Cleared up yet more sick.

I have to go and get DS1 from Preschool now, then the PO

lucysmam Thu 09-Oct-08 16:01:44

Afternoon everyone!

List is completed! Finally.

Rest of house . . . . . still a shit tip but I'll organise downstairs whilst oh is at footy tonight & upstairs in the morning when he pops out for job interview round the corner.

He's still not received his cheque . . . .grrrrrrrr!!!

Ruby the dress is lovely, I am a big fan of the wraparound dress, they're so easy and comfy to wear. Not a bad price either, so am going to leave the page up so oh sees it wink
Mad is your ds still no better sad
tigger it's amazing the wonders an organised list help create isn't it!

We're just waiting for J's mum to pick him up and then bath for the lo as my shoulders are very sore so oh doing it for me & then tea and bed time.

Suppose I ought to get my ass off MN really and sort my shopping list into some sort of order so I can read what I need to pick up tomorrow rather than just being scribbles that even I can't read hmm But I can't be arsed right now. So am going to finish my cuppa and chill until the lo is out of the bath I think

Will bbl maybe depending what I actually do this evening smile

grouchyoscar Thu 09-Oct-08 16:02:58

TMH The porch is looking good. Slowly but surely we will get there. Then I can have a porch warming party!

Well Planning to go swimming but as his thumb is in his mouth and he's lolling on my arm I think it maybe a non starter Hope he gets a 2nd wind.

I've been hunting for 2 shelf supports for the spur system. I know we have them but where they are is a mystery

EustaciaVye Thu 09-Oct-08 16:10:24

<<EV tips hat>>

Ruby - Dress is gorgeous envy. Didnt realise DH was away for so long. It is hard work isnt it. Mine is working late 2-3 nights a week and that is knackering.

Tue - Thu is not unreasonable for after school clubs assuming that all 3 kids arent all doing the same club? Do some go and watch? If they are all doing a club for 3 of the 5 school nights that might be a bit too much.

Everyone else - you are all doing very well. I managed to plant about 50 daffodil bulbs today so am quite pleased. Garden will be very yellow in spring. Have DD1s forst harvest festival tomorrow!

scattyspice Thu 09-Oct-08 16:13:54

Hi again.
Done:
library
laundry reboot

To do:
ds homework
fridge
laundry reboot
plan nxt week (foodshop, car to garage etc)

Oh well onwards and upwards.

ludaloo Thu 09-Oct-08 16:51:01

Hi all smile

Sorry I haven't read through but hope all are well.

Our house is completely topsy turvy ATM! Computer is now upstairs (I've snuck up here while the others are eating supper)

I FINALLY! have a washing machine!!!!!! Saw one on feecycle and thought....right...that'll do until the new one arrives (2 weeks away yet!)
I have PILES and PILES of washing to do and HAVE to get some stuff washed before going away on Monday! Just think of all the washing that I'll have to do when we get back too!!!!!!
Its brilliant! On its second load already I'm sooooooooo relieved....I'm even contemplating cancelling the new one. I have no idea why I didn't think of Freecycle earlier.

I'm just off out to take the kids to youth club, then back home to get ready for AquaFit this evening.

Right better go...they sound nearly done down there.

TheMadHouse Thu 09-Oct-08 16:54:24

Ah EV You have reminded me what I need to do - plant the bulbs - Thank you

Ruby I wish we were closer adn that I could give you some practical assistance

Lucys Ds2 has not been sick for a while, although he has just come and told me his tummy is hurting sad

I have been to the post office

Also popped round for a cuppa to friend that broke her back last year and it has confirmed that I have made the right decision regarding the operation with the lesser recovery time, as she was so upset that she couldnt do things with her DS2 (Who was the same age as DS2 will be)

To DO

Bath Boys
PJ's
Clothes out for tomorrow
Feed all
Ironing and put away
More e-bay listing

EHM Thu 09-Oct-08 17:15:07

EV I knew you would have the words & wisdom to help ruby you truely are a wonderful person.smile
Ruby dress is fab, for a second as my contact lense went a bit squiffy I thought you had bought from fart Face*blush
*tmh
hope lo is well soon& ds2 is not in for the samesad
luda glad you are in WM heavensmile
scatty & tigger Hello
grouchy will we all fit in your porch for the porch warmingwink

Off to bath a sneezey, weepy munchkin.

TheMadHouse Thu 09-Oct-08 18:07:59

Ruby Was dress 50% off, as they have just reduced it online

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