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Shannaratiger Wed 29-Oct-08 08:53:36

Morning all

Early start this morning.



tigger32 Wed 29-Oct-08 09:06:54

Morning shannara and all who follow
thanks for the thread
I am feeling very stressed this morning, so much so my chest feels tight sad
Everywhere looks like there has been a huge explosion of toys, paperwork, washing etc.
I don't no where to start sad sad

TheMadHouse Wed 29-Oct-08 09:11:31

Tigger Take a deep breath and then set the timer for 15 mins. Start in one room at the door and work round it back to the door. After 15 mins teake a deep breath and start again. If all else fails - do what I do, lock myself in the loo until I can face the chaos that is my house and two boys grin

Back with more in a min

AnneOfAvonlea Wed 29-Oct-08 09:16:30

Morning Guys.

Tigger - do what mad says.

I'm off out on train to nearby town today with DDs, and a friend and her kids. looking forward to it. DH working tonight so will do some housework then.


TheMadHouse Wed 29-Oct-08 09:21:23

Right. I am back

Today the boiler company will be arriving between 10 and noon, so I have arrange for my mother to come over, so I can take the boys swimming. I NEED HEATING - IT IS COLD Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Also need to attack Ironing mountian
Soup to make for dinner (chicken carcass in slow cooker)
Make rols for dinner
Zone clean
Shopping delivery this evening
Order for next week

Half term upsets my rythm, but the house looks OK, it tends to be the zones and missions that do not get done.

I also need to get a pumkin for tomorrow

RubyRioja Wed 29-Oct-08 09:24:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BiancaCastafiore Wed 29-Oct-08 09:25:44


Thanks fo rthe thead Shanna

Tigger take things steady. The 15minute rule is perfect for days when it all feels too much x x

TMH are you all better?

AoA enjoy the train

I have a houseful of girls coming this morning to carve halloween pumpkins grin Hopefully it'll be funsmile but I predict a lot of mess so there'll be a big clear-up operation this afternoon!

Ds also has a friend coming so I'm hoping they don't torment the girls too much hmm

sagacious Wed 29-Oct-08 09:33:30

Quick fly by
Hi all

Back properly after half term

sag x

Sagtitoldwitch Wed 29-Oct-08 09:41:52

Hello All

Thanks for the thread tiger

Thanks for the tax link Ruby*

yes it is cold! the Sag house has no central heating so it's cardis, socks n slippers and living in one room at a time here. I refuse to put a heater on before November

I didn't get chance to log on yesterday. Saw the GP early doors then a mooch round town with DS, off to a playbus thing then DS had a friend back

Today DH has to work til 9pm and I'm having a baking pyjama day. I am peeling apples as I surf

Will catch up with yesterday

tigger32 Wed 29-Oct-08 10:02:53

Thanks everyone for the advice, mad I took your advice and things do look a little better now, I just completely lost the plot and panicked, feeling a bit calmer now so will reset the timer and have a go at kitchen and utility.
Thank you so much

cafebistro Wed 29-Oct-08 10:04:44

Morning Everyone smile

You have my sympathies Tigger I often feel like that.

Madhouse Im also making a soup with chicken stock from carcass. Ive got the stock and thats as far as I've got. What do you put in yours? Do you just throw everything in? Just wondering, Im not exactly a domestic goddess!


DC's washed, dressed and fed
Emptied d/w and reloaded
W/m on
Cleaned kitchen surfaces

To Do-

Empty bins and compost
Make soup
Hoover round
Sort wet laundry

Ta Ta for

LavenderTea Wed 29-Oct-08 10:18:22

Morning all

Quick fly by for me too. Rushing off to baby group with dd.

Done half jobs this morning, and got out of pyjamas a bit earlier today and dressed. No makeup today though ... Still to
and mission for today and yesterday...

Have a fun fly day all.

Sagtitoldwitch Wed 29-Oct-08 10:28:06

CB When I make a soup I start by sweating off onion, garlic, carrot and celery then I add the stock then whatever else you fancy

Made a huge pan of minestrone and it's fab

ludagoryghoul Wed 29-Oct-08 10:40:06

Hi all smile

I have just not been able to find a minute to MN this week! shock

Tigger I have been feeling very much the same lately sad
I'm currently trying to sort the kids bedroom out, which is usually the room that gets me down the most. No matter how often I tidy it always looks the same awful mess sad
So far I have pulled everything out from under the beds....
Moved DD2's bed
Moved DS's chest of drawers

And that's as far as I've got! I stopped to go and find the furniture polish to clean the drawers...but can't find the polish! hmm

Hope you get on top of it....I'll be thinking positive vibes for you as I'm in the same boat! smile

tigger32 Wed 29-Oct-08 10:49:26

Thanks luda it's horrible to feel like it isn't it? I hope you get through it too smile
I'm feeling a bit better each time I do something, just realised that I'm not dressed yet shock so going to have a shower now then off to soft play this afternoon with some friends.

ludagoryghoul Wed 29-Oct-08 10:58:11

I totally agree....its a horrible feeling. Things just get on top too much and it makes you really fed up doesn't it. Have a nice afternoon...that should make you feel a bit brighter smile

I've found the polish...and polished the drawers......
I'm now stalling the process of tidying/sorting the junk!......

Gah! I HATE it!

sagacious Wed 29-Oct-08 11:20:07

Ok I am lost.
Who is sagitoldwitch?

Stamps foot
I am just getting used to namechanges and it all starts again


kids rooms are awful
toys everywhere

i have the half term blues

Sagtitoldwitch Wed 29-Oct-08 11:37:18

Awh Saga I might get a bit grouchy if you don't me sad

It's only til Friday

scattyspider Wed 29-Oct-08 11:53:40

eh? whats going on? Are you two the same person (or schitzophrenic?)

I ahve been up to garage to get car seats from my car (poor thing, up on a ramp with no wheels!) so I can use dh car. I have HUGE respect for all who manage without cars. I feel trapped without a car blush.

Trip to woolies to recky Xmas presents.
Bedding in wash
Halloween decorations put up smile.
Bulbs under bed to sprout smile.
DS key words practised.

To Do:
Ds reading.
Drive to park/duck pond.
Quick fly in LR.
Dash back to Woolworths to purchase identified toys (3 for 2 offer ends Sun!)
Baby sit friends delightfully co operative baby while dh struggles to get our misbehaved children to bed grin.

tigger when the house gets me down I go out (actually I hate being in the house during the day anyway.

ludagoryghoul Wed 29-Oct-08 12:03:25

lol...I thought sagtitoldwitch was you saga!

blush lol

Well it has taken me a good hour but the kids room is done! I feel LOADS better for doing it. (they had better not DARE go in there now though!)

I tell you what...I have been upstairs and the kids have been downstairs...I don't want to even see the mess they will have made down there!
I can hear nothing but DD2 screaching every 5 mins at DS....I can't even be faffed with trying to intervene!

I have the kids stereo on with a hits cd....I'm not even sure if the songs are being sung by the artists or whether its a kiddies cover type disc (IYKWIM) there is a rather dodgy sounding Spice Girl track on ATM! hmm

LavenderTea Wed 29-Oct-08 12:15:54

Back from baby group and dd fast asleep so time to get luncha and on with flying..

Scatty Tell me, shall I steal your idea of putting bulbs under bed to sprout before into gardenor are your bulbs special bulbs that grow under the bed?
I bought a few (aliums, crocus, snowdrops, tulips) at the weekend and just wondering if it gonna snow again or shall I just risk putting them in the ground now.
Your plan under the bed . Please tell is that for all bulbs..??

ludagoryghoul Wed 29-Oct-08 12:18:07

Ooooh lavenderTea are you new or have you name changed?

I have just discovered next doors kids are all downstairs too!
I've decided to stay up here grin

Bathroom next I think....

With a bit of a halloween Boogie to help things along! grin

scattyspider Wed 29-Oct-08 12:53:02

lavendar LOL. The bulbs are planted in pots for Xmas. I've put them under the bed (planted in pots) as I had a vague idea that they flower early (ie at Xmas rather than in spring) if kept in warm dark place until shoots sprout (then you bring them out). Bare in mind that this may be something I've made up (haven't done it before), I need to check with my mum. hmm.

Spring flowering bulbs are in the garden (waiting for spring).

cafebistro Wed 29-Oct-08 13:20:52

Afternoon Everyone smile


Emptied bins and compost
Ironing - still loads to do though! But at least Ive made a start!
Cleared up after lunch
Emptied w/m

To Do-

Make soup
Hoover round
Room rescue- lounge
Hotspot- kitchen table

Thanks for soup tip Sagtit - I thought you and Saga were the same person too! Whats happened to Lucysmam? Havent seen her post and she's usually here everyday.

BiancaCastafiore Wed 29-Oct-08 13:38:29

Good afternoon

Luda hello! Nice to see yougrin We have carved our pumpkins today and will be amking a ghost soon...I'll post a picture on fb smile

We have had such a fun morning carving the pumpkins! The girls have been lovely, esp to dd who had an attack of low-confidence..they were so sweet at cheering her up
The boys have been good too, a bit noisy perhaps but generally they'vge kept out of teh way and played well

Everyone stayed for lunch. I need to tackle the kitchen but have run out of steam!

I'll have some lunch and a sit down then get on to it. No idea how long everyone is staying but they're all happy so it could be a whole day of playgrin

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