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swanriver Fri 26-Jun-09 09:18:23

Hope no-one has started a [superior]thread

swanriver Fri 26-Jun-09 09:24:05

"Life is very hard and there's no tiiiime"

Things are fine here - very peaceful (for now)
The dcs have gone to school, need to do various things to do with recycling and school fete

continue work on spare room
shredded lots of papers last night

Tortoise, poor you with dds ill, hope you could get dss to school alright.

Wolfcub Fri 26-Jun-09 09:27:46

morning swan thank you for the thread

done
made bed
quick 5 minute pickup in living room
ds taken to nursery
been to mum's to open curtains
wedding present wrapped - just looking for nice quote for card
trousers ironed

dylsmum1998 Fri 26-Jun-09 09:37:40

tort hope dds are better soon. good luck with the dating.

swan thanks foor thread

hello wolf

mission

babysteps

dd had a lovely time last night when she was supposed to be going to sleep hmm
so need to tidy up our bedroom (was looking really good as well)

to do
tidy done
hoover done
breakfast dd done
load washer done
s &s bathroom done
rescue bedroom
mission
go to town to get some bits and pieces

have also began to repsray my camping cookerstand, i want to make it all nice before we go away.
i spent most of yesterday organising my uni folders, i have now completed 2 of htis years 6, and one just needs the bits organised into them but i ran out of plastic wallet things. so need to buy those.

ds comes home this afternooon i know dd is going to be so excited to see him, i havent told her he is coming home yet

Tortoise Fri 26-Jun-09 09:38:07

Morning Swan and Wolf.
I was going to start thread but started one about DS2 walking to school alone.

DD1 is OK in herself but has one very red swollen eye. Other one is a little gunky.

DD2 has been sick only once more since last night and that was 8am so isn't too bad. Keeps asking for food!

Can i just add R.I.P Michael Jackson. sad Didn't want to post on the thread i saw on MN because of some vile comments on it. I love MJ's music and feel very sad for his children and family.

I am tired but need to get some house work done!

Tortoise Fri 26-Jun-09 09:49:33

Morning Swan and Wolf.
I was going to start thread but started one about DS2 walking to school alone.

DD1 is OK in herself but has one very red swollen eye. Other one is a little gunky.

DD2 has been sick only once more since last night and that was 8am so isn't too bad. Keeps asking for food!

Can i just add R.I.P Michael Jackson. sad Didn't want to post on the thread i saw on MN because of some vile comments on it. I love MJ's music and feel very sad for his children and family.

I am tired but need to get some house work done!

Tortoise Fri 26-Jun-09 09:50:00

Ooops! grin

whyme2 Fri 26-Jun-09 10:00:45

Sorry to hijack the thread but I wanted to ask if you find the fly lady thing helpful. I am desperate to get on top of my house but I don't know where to start. when I looked at the site it all seemed very complicated.
Does it work? Can I really get my house clean and tidy?
Thanks. smile

dylsmum1998 Fri 26-Jun-09 10:07:12

tort its scary when they first go alone, my ds has started to this half term (he is 10) and is about a mile to his school too.
he loves taking himself now, although he is on bike not foot. do the minimum housework and get some rest today.

have finished my list this morning (apart from the go to town bit). and have also put clean sheets on ds bed and hoovered and dusted ready for his return. i do hope he has had a good week. i have a surprise for him at the weekend not going to tell him until we get there, but he normally guesses what we are doing before we get where we going. we are off to chessington fo rthe day on sun with my family. dd is at her dads this weekend and have arranged for him to have her a bit later than he normally does so that we dont have to rush back.

dylsmum1998 Fri 26-Jun-09 10:10:37

whyme i do find the flylady works for me, it gives me a focus on each days work to do.
the idea is you start smal and follow the babysteps and set up a daily routine before moving onto the missions, i'd say it definately worth a try, not sure if i FLY completely correctly (i dont wear shoes in the house, i don't have a written control journal, and i dont have the emails). but my flat is definately under control since i started flying

TheProfiteroleThief Fri 26-Jun-09 10:35:48

Hi all. Am baking (not cleaning) but dds friend is coming this afternoon, so I will be left alone to do mundane stuff then! I am not wanted when they are together!

Weird seeing Michael Jackson stuff on news isn't it? Some fab music, but cannot help but feel his life was sadder than his death. He did survive longer than most child stars though - they seem to have short life expectancy.

gibbberish Fri 26-Jun-09 10:50:00

Mooorning all! Thanks for the thread. It is the most superior flylady thread today swan. grin

And thanks for the links dyl. Not looking at them though because don't want to do any housework lol

tort How exciting about the email! Hope the dds recover soon.

whyme please join us! We take the terror out of housework! Flying does work, especially if you start small and build up. Start with the babysteps which help you to gradually organise and declutter. Once you have done that it is so much easier to clean and keep on top of things.

Flylady works on a different zone of the house each week i.e. this week it is the Master Bedroom. Each day she gives 'missions' which are small, 15 minutes jobs aimed to keep that zone decluttered, clean and organised. Every now and again you can follow the 'detailed cleaning' list, which really gives a room a complete overhaul. (I don't do this too often tbh blush). But overall the main aim is to spend small amounts of time each day just keeping things organised and ticking over.

Jump in and give it a try!

Had a lurverly day at the beach yest and had it to ourselves - bonus!

Off shopping with the dds today (sulk). My most hated thing ever. Especially on a sunny day (double sulk).

Off to tidy the kitchen before we go. xx

whyme2 Fri 26-Jun-09 10:51:34

I just want to feel in control really rather than running to keep up IYSWIM. It has taken me all week to change everyone's bedding adn get it washed and dry and I still don't stop til 10pm some nights.
I have no routines at all.

whyme2 Fri 26-Jun-09 10:53:33

Thanks for your encouragement. I will try, it can only be an improvement. grin

swanriver Fri 26-Jun-09 11:11:56

Mopped floors
delivered presents for tombola
kitchen tidied
chatted to dh [he has totteredt to a shop but says he can hardly walk still]a fair bit smile

now out to get rid of f & j

swanriver Fri 26-Jun-09 11:18:24

whyme - I fnd too it difficult to stick to routines but have made the most basic ones, just tidying kitchen doing laundry and s & s loos what's for dinner STICK for now.
home bleuring I also find takes all week, despite being mostly SAHM with allkds in school - (eg: don't think it is really possible to wash all five sets of sheets AND change beds in one day unless one is very muscular but that's my opinion)

littleboyblue Fri 26-Jun-09 12:49:05

Just popping in for a quick hello. About to start on the ironing while ds1 is asleep and ds2 is quite happy on the floor.
BBL to catch up.

Tortoise Fri 26-Jun-09 12:52:56

DD's are busy colouring in pictures printed off internet. DD2 had a long sleep and seems much brighter. Asking for food again. I think i will give her some dry cereal.
DD1 is whinging as usual lol!

swanriver Fri 26-Jun-09 12:56:38

recycled various thngs - has taken TOO long - charity shops refusing to take videos etc etc. Now off to dump again with oldhoover and more garden clppngs

galen Fri 26-Jun-09 13:00:20

afternoon all

swan thanks for thread.

gibb glad you had a nice day yesterday...hope shopping goes OK

whyme2 welcome! FLYing definately helps to get things under controll. I dont do it all properly either TBH. I do stick to basic routines I've developed, try to do my own version of house bleurgh on a MON...but still have other stuff needs doing through the week....also stagger bed changes etc...
I havent been good at getting the zone cleans done recently either, but I do have 6 DC and a lot of stuff going on at the momnet! my house isnt pristine by any stretch of imagination but it is not bad, much better than it used to be!
This thread is great for support to!
everyone-else Hi

DH Had a phonecall last night to sday that his Dad was going down hill, and the hospice nurses think he may be into his final weeks.sadDH is going to Ireland on Mon for a few days to see him. Feeling quite sad about it all....cant believe it really, hes only 64, and hadnt even retired yet. Seems so unfair.

Anyway trying to be organised today in preparation for more solo flying next week!
Have been shopping this morning and stocked up on essential survival items such as fish fingers, oven chips and ice cream...it's going to be one of those weeks again!
Have also rung homeswerve about boiler...hopefully someone coming out to fix it tomorrow.....( I REAALY need a shower LOL may have to go have a cold one!

Need to do some washing sorting and bedroom tidying still.
Floors need mopping, but will have to wait till I have hot water I think....(good excuse realy!)

Dh now home as has been given the fatenoon off work because of his dad.. which is nice.

right must go be useful.....hmm

swanriver Fri 26-Jun-09 13:10:52

Feel so sorry for your dh, Galen - my Dad is so full of life still and he's 75 - can't imagine life without him.
You are heroine to do solo flying again, Isuppose at least the children are an antidote to difficult times.

What a nightmare about water, hope it gets hot enough to have a cold shower if that's the onlysolution.

SimplyIsATalentedBuzzard Fri 26-Jun-09 14:25:51

Hello to all and especially whyme2.

Sorry to hear that your dh's Dad is very unwell galen.

To do list:-

~ order bed and mattress
~ order new bed linen
~ start decluttering the bits and pieces in the spare bedroom so we can get at the furniture we need to move back into our bedroom.
~ pull finger out re: campsites abroad as the hol will be here soon and we've not booked anything much as yet.
~ ring dsis (plural) re: furniture
~ ring lady re: piano
~ ring local furniture recycling place
~ ring to check re: file collection from office

I was feeling really tired this morning so thought I'd have a nap before my shower and woke up about 2 1/2 hours later! I do feel a lot more human now but I need to catch up with my list.

Done:-
~ fed, showered and dressed
~ I've started moving some stuff back into our bedroom
~ I found the key for my medicine box!
~ Two loads of washing

I'm glad I cut the grass (with the dog's help, of course!) yesterday as it's now pouring with rain.

Starbear Fri 26-Jun-09 16:29:02

Hello to one and all. smile
galen Sorry to here your news. <<Hugs>>
whyme2 I'm not a kosher flyer even though I've got the book. I think making a list in the morning and ticking my way through it makes me feel I'm in a competition with myself and keeps housework entertaining. Sharing bits & pieces with everyone else, strangely, will remind you to do important tasks like get the car taxed!
Well, I'm home & I've passed my course grin
Washing on the line, I put in W/M this morning (cross fingers about the weather) Going to make the beds & fold clothes. Put post-it around the house for DH, as I'm going out to visit a friend.

scattyspice Fri 26-Jun-09 17:46:46

Hi all.

Welcome aboard whyme smile.

Galen - really sorry about fil, it is very unfair to die before you retire sad. Hope the hot water is back on soon.

Hi all others smile

Another bad day at work (more of the same I'm afraid. I am standing my ground though and sticking to my principles smile).

Done
lidl shop
reboot laundry
unpack bags

To do
wash up
sort laundry
dc to bed
can of lager smile

TheProfiteroleThief Fri 26-Jun-09 17:51:49

Hi all, been swimming. Now have Very Bad hair.

Sorry to hear circs Galen. Neither of my parents lived to retire - one feels so dreadfully cheated - for them and for you. Dh thinks I am morbid as I refuse to get a pension, insisting I will keel over long before then.

Welcome WHyme. Not only will flylady help you take control of your life - you gain the support of a super bunch of supportive flybuddies grin.

Opinions sought - my friend had a scan today (following up a dodgy one), I cant decide whether to text (we don't often call) on the basis that if it was good news, I'd have heard, and if it was less good news, I'd be intrusive. But then do i seem to be avoiding her. Not terribly close, but friendly enough to know about scan iyswim. What think you?

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