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swanriver Sat 27-Jun-09 09:00:09

Good morning

swanriver Sat 27-Jun-09 09:03:11

Another breezy early start here smile
Kids have played happily for an hour and half in garden with soft toys, ds1 was reading moomins, now they are watching Richard Hammond angry oh well
but I've
made breakfast muffins
watered garden for 30 mins
cleaned and decrumbed kitchen completely
felt in good spirits smile

Now going to wake dh up, get dressed
and go to fete setup

Tortoise Sat 27-Jun-09 09:05:06

Morning Swan.

Quiet day at home today i think.
DD1's eyes are looking better.
DD2 wasn't sick from about 11 yesterday and fine all night. But had some water when she woke up and then was sick.hmm Not sure whether to let her eat or not? Maybe she drank too much on an empty tummy? She ate a biscuit yesterday afternoon.

sagacious Sat 27-Jun-09 09:12:35

crikey swan I've had a cup of tea....

Breakfast muffins... [thud]

MOrning tort I'd let her have a teaspoon of water every 30 mins or so just to be safe

House smells like a flower shop (had 27 of dh;s workmates over for a BBQ yesterday)also have yummy chocolates to scoff share.

Have to:
repatriate chairs from garden
Sort recycling (bottles still in garden)
Unload d/w and reload
Cull leftover salads
Have a bacon sandwich
Phone MIL for return of DC's
Water garden (as no rain YAY!) yesterday
cLEAN kitchen
Clean bar/pool room


grouchyoscar Sat 27-Jun-09 09:34:50

Morning All

I find that the weekend is catch up time. So far I have

Tidied the kitchen from DH's cookery last night
Loaded DW and run
Emptied WM and sort for drying
Peg out
Clean hob
Deep clean the oven (bottom and shelves still soaking in the bath blush
Fed the birds
Clean the loo

Got to see the bank manager today, grab some shopping, go to Elland Road for friendly tickets then my list is

Sweep and mop floors
Clean ALL windows
Clean bathroom


Had a text from my mother (we have a strained relationship), she has had to put one of her old cats to sleep and, well, she just doesn't do reality very well and....It's not going to be pretty. I am sympathetic but there is an urge to yell 'calm down and carry on'

ShannaraTiger Sat 27-Jun-09 10:05:19

Morning everyone

Swan thanks for the thread. Very impressive list already.
School fete here this afternoon, unfortunately Dp is working today, in-laws were ment to be coming with us but FIL is back in hospital. I will therefore be hobbling around after both of them, yes knee still hurting now on max dose of ibrufon(sp?)
Tort glad DD1's eye is getting better. Hope DD2's tummy settles very soon. Have a nice tranquil day, if poss.
sag glad bbq was a success, enjoy the chocolates and teh bacon sandwich.
grouchy grin does dh wash up when you cook? I'm only jealous dp can't even make himself a sandwich! hmm

Breakfast eaten
W/M on
Dc's bathed and all our hair washed.

To do
Wash up adn shine sink
Clean bathroom
Hope dc's have a nap before school fete
Go to fete spend loads of money and have a great, dry afternoon. (hopefully)

Have a good day everyone

littleboyblue Sat 27-Jun-09 10:17:11

Have done my morning routine which involves washing up from last night blush
cleaning bathroom
sweeping and moping bathroom and hallway
taking out rubbish
.....and have also
cleaned nappy wrapper
changed batteries in a few toys
......and now I am heading back to bed as dp has takes ds's out for a couple of hours. Bliss


gibbberish Sat 27-Jun-09 10:20:13

Morning. Planning to have a lazy day. dh going to watch rugby and dd1 away for the weekend. So just me and the other dds.

Have done nothing so far except put some more water in the fishtank and feed them. Better go have shower and make myself look vaguely respectable!


sagacious Sat 27-Jun-09 10:43:16

envy at littleboyblue 's lie in

shanna hope the knee's ok

Waves to all

Have to:
repatriate chairs from garden done
Sort recycling (bottles still in garden) done
Unload d/w and reload
Cull leftover salads done
Have a bacon sandwich done
Phone MIL for return of DC's done
Water garden (as no rain YAY!) yesterday
cLEAN kitchen
Clean bar/pool room

Waiting for d/w to finish before I can reload and clean kitchen

dh is currently struggling with cleaning the bbq (the one job I REFUSE to do)

Off for tea

Tortoise Sat 27-Jun-09 11:45:46

Have hung 2 loads of washing out.
DD2 has been sick again. She had a plain biscuit! She is crying because she is hungry. sad I hate them being ill. Happens so rarely that i am lost what to do with her. sad

On a happy note, benefits have agreed to budgetting loan. grin So it looks like we may get a holiday.

TheProfiteroleThief Sat 27-Jun-09 13:17:02

yay for the holiday Tort!

have cast a silver leaf today - feel very creative. Am pondering whether making jewellery as birthday/xmas gifts is

tightarse way of subsidising hobby
cynical way of palming off learners attempts
thoughtful and loving gesture.

I find it very hard to evaluate what I have made and whether it is 'worth' giving or not. People are generally positive, but they are hardly likely to say 'why have you given me that piece of crap' are they?

I thought I might ask you lot for some objective feedback, but no doubt you would be kind smile and the detail with which some of it is made would make it hard to see on screen I think.

Plus I have fairly distinctive taste in jewellery which I am sure not every one shares.

I have been trying to use beads etc that would flatter their colouring eg redheads have had amber, blondes pink and blue, but I'm not sure if that is right now!

Crisis of confidence emo grin

Tortoise Sat 27-Jun-09 14:07:25

Prof Assuming your creations aren't crap grin then i would happily recieve something homemade. Makes it a thoughtful gift rather than any old bought tat. smile

DD2 has eaten a banana nearly an hour ago and no sign of it lol! Hopefully a good sign. She is asleep again now though.

Tortoise Sat 27-Jun-09 15:57:18

DD2 has had at least 2hrs sleep shock and has woken up bright and happy. Now eating toast. grin

I have been emptying and cleaning out pool. It is re-filling now.

sagacious Sat 27-Jun-09 16:05:24

kitchen and bar cleaned

holding off on watering garden as its just started thundering and there are definate rainclouds

prof If your jewellry is as good as your cake decorating skills I think you'll be fine.

gibbberish Sat 27-Jun-09 16:14:50

Brill news about the hol tort!

Prof, why don't you make a selection of jewellery then have an evening with a few friends during which they can buy what they like? That will give you an idea of what is popular and what is not. You could even take commissions!! One of my friends does this. She is brill. It's lovely to have a completely original piece of jewellery.

You are all sounding very busy. I have done absolutely nothing today blush

And I can't be bothered to move my backside so am going to just carry on doing nothing around the house. Going to read my book now. So there! <sticks tongue out at mountain of ironing>

scattyspice Sat 27-Jun-09 17:41:39

Hi all.

I'd love to recieve handmade jewlery Prof smile.

Swan - hope the fair went well and wasn't too much work..

DD is pestering. BBL

Knickers0nMaHead Sat 27-Jun-09 17:58:11

evening everyone. Not done much today. Just the windows and cleaned kitchen. Packing tomorrow for hols monday. Shows how much of a slattern i am, dont even come on this thread often hehe

scattyspice Sat 27-Jun-09 18:04:09

Phew, shes happy again smile.

Knickers - cleaning windows is my worst job!

Gib - sitting on your backside sounds just fine for a Sat. I sat in a deck chair this aft and fell asleep mid conversation with dh blush.

Tort - glad dd is feeling better. Its such a helpless feeling when they're ill sad.

Buzzard - hope you had a successful trip to the dump!

Posted mums coat, bought food, dc to aquarium, tea and wash up. Now mid ironing.

Dh is taking the kids to mils tomorrow so CHILD FREE DAY grin.

Knickers0nMaHead Sat 27-Jun-09 18:10:21

i dont mind cleaning windows. Ironing is my worst chore!

Wolfcub Sat 27-Jun-09 18:29:50

evenign all

the wedding yesterday was the nicest one I've ever been to - and probably cost the least, such a beautiful celebration of two wonderful people, I cried buckets

prof my parents bought me a silver cast willow bracelet for my birthday, tis beautiful, if I received a gift like that from a friend I would be delighted. Amber is very nice for red-heads and also green

grouchy I had a lovely time with you and ds, thank you

had long long lie in today whilst finishing book and trying to get over this damn cold


bed made
wet washing hung up
washing up done
90% of kitchen surfaces and small appliances cleaned
dw and wm fronts wiped down
info transferred to new organised mum diary - which for the first year I don't really like, am annoyed that they have removed the budget pages and things don't seem to be in a logical place
been to mum's to water garden/plants and shut curtains
played footbal with dp and ds
went to sainsbos

will make tea in a bit and water garden and then I think I'm done for the day

grouchyoscar Sat 27-Jun-09 19:09:50

Hello again ALL

I'll never catch up with the threads so I'll just wave to you all and start again IYKWIM

I conked out at 2 asnd woke up at 4 blush Strangly productive day tho as I got my lettuce box thinned out and a few spinach seeds planted. The broad beans were picked and the plants popped in the compost bin


All downstairs floors swept, vacced and mopped
All windows cleaned
Plants watered
Birds fed (again, hungry feathery friends)
washing brought in.
DW loaded and running
Sink shined

Tomorrow I have the hated ironing to do Bah!

Wolf It was great to have you and DS round, thanks for coming. We must do it again and more often.

Tortoise Sat 27-Jun-09 19:26:20

Well, DD2 did seem better. hmm She had toast at 4.30ish.
She was just about to have a little bit of pasta and some peas when she was sick again.
WTF is going on? Now i really don't know what to do!

She is crying because she wants food. sad

swanriver Sat 27-Jun-09 19:27:20

Feeling v. grateful fete is over, but it was great - dh looked after dcs for whole day solidly so that I could help. What fun it is making money - must do it more often hmm

Sagacious, What did you serve for your big bbq - were you cooking for days before? Full of admiration for those who entertain large nos. Bottles in garden sounds highly promising.

Now wilting, dcs in bath, just cooked some high tea new pots and boiled eggs which they've eaten. Tomorrow will be sublimely peaceful.


Wolfcub Sat 27-Jun-09 19:33:42

grouchy I agree
tort wait 1 hour from the last time she was sick and then try a small amount of plain food. Wait 1 hour before any liquid too and then only very very small sips. If she's still being sick in a few hours I would call NHS direct because she could easily become dehydrated

help over here apprciated

swanriver Sat 27-Jun-09 19:35:16

I think you just have to give her the chance to rest her stomach, and not feed her anything which she has to digest.
I think when dd last had a vomiting bug, she didn't even drink much for 24 hours. Then I gave her things like white rice and flat cocacola (which is meant to be a bit like diarolyte)

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