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Summer Slatterns - Martha Stewart we are not!

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Alibabaandthe40nappies Wed 29-Jul-09 16:35:24

I used your title Alice seeing as the rest of us were to slatternly to even think of anything!!!

Alibabaandthe40nappies Wed 29-Jul-09 16:41:12

Well I've been rubbish today. Managed quite a lot of sleep last night but felt exhausted still so I went for a 'nap' at 10 when DS went down for his. I woke up when he did at 1.15pm! blush That is a long time for him to sleep, must be from his jab yesterday. Not doing very well with my list!!!!

Peppa - DS was like that for a couple of weeks when he started to crawl, things have improved, he only woke once last night!

CC - What a nightmare for you shock

JKS -

Today
Up and dressed - done
DS boobed, changed and dressed - done
DH working at home - doing
Load of washing on - done
Breakfast x 3 - done
Clear up - done
Unload dishwasher - done
Tidy kitchen - done
Shower and get dressed properly
Lunch x 3 - done
Out for a quick walk - to swings? - raining too much
Clear up - done
Dishwasher on again
More baking maybe?
DS dinner
Playtime
DS bath and bed
Me and DH nice dinner and bottle of wine
Relax
Sleep

Our room
Tidy
Empty bin
Hoover
Dust

Bathroom
Empty bin
Sink
Radiator
Windowsill

DS' room
Sort out his chest to make room for clothes influx from his grandmothers - started
Hoover
Dust

Living room
Tidy - done
Shake out throws and cushions - done
Empty bin - done
Dust
Hoover - done

Dining room
Put away some toys - done
Get rid of balloons from last week - done
Dust
Hoover - done

Hall/stairs
Hoover
Wipe over paintwork

I was trying to think of a title but my brain is to sleep deprivied to come up with anything creative, anyway it's a great title alice*

*JKS
I thought it must be a problem with the keyboard but I have followed clairey instructions and it is now all fixed. Thanks clairey*

*mm
I always use the vitoria sponge recipe for fairy cakes, but spoon it out into cake cases.

My friend has just left, it was lovely to catch up. There are toys everywhere and most of the toy boxes are empty!! I was going to tidy up straight away but I have decided that there is no point until my neices and nephews have been.

I love my cooker a double oven at last!!

put away clean clothes done
Run WM timer set to start later
Run DW done
Breakfast done*
Lunch done*
Dinner
Make more biscuits done and delicious especially when still warm!!
Sterilise bottles
Keep kitchen clean and tidy after every meal done breakfast and lunch
Tape at least 1 camcorder tape onto DVD
DCs bath and to bed
Read more book
Work on DH books (self employed builder) Putting this one off
Clutter clearing, sorted through a load of old receipts (I am going to do 15 mins at a time because this is a boring job!!) done some
Think about all 3 DS birthdays!!
Clean leather sofa done and it was filthy
Dust upstairs done
Friend visiting this pm done
Brother, SIL and nieces and nephews coming over later
DS1 going to Spashdown with youth club doing
email wooden blind company to find out why my order is late done

claireybee Wed 29-Jul-09 16:48:49

LOL I was pressing add message and getting really cross with my computer for not doing anything until I finally realised the thread was full!

Have been SO lazy today blush

DD has literally eaten all day, ds has pooed all day and in between changing nappies and fetching food all I have done is made 4 lots of candles, hung up the washing, hoovered the sitting room and MN'ed and played with dc. Haven't even done the washing up yet shock

So am off to cook dinner and clear the kitchen so it doesn't look too bad when dh gets home.

ali It's so exhausting because he was only waking up once a night, I can't remember DS1, DS2, and DD1 doing this, although DD! was a bumshuffler, so cute!! Maybe mother nature helped me forget the bits that would put you off having anymore grin

I tryed to rest when DS3 had his first nap but DD1 kepting demanding needing my attention, so I gave up. Hope your nap has left you all refreshed and ready to slog on through your list.

wastingmyejumication Wed 29-Jul-09 16:51:12

You made candles clairey? That's impressive.

alicecrail Wed 29-Jul-09 17:01:34

Hey, just marking my spot.

Dh is home (early!!) so i'm off to start dinner and get stuff done

Ladygooga Wed 29-Jul-09 17:06:15

Oooh new thread!

Well i haven't even got round to a list today. Dh is home off sick from work and have just found out my sis has swinw flu so hoping dh hasn't got it too

Spent most of my time fussing over my new kittten! He's so so so cute! He still quite shy and timid though so taking it easy and keeping the kids away from him for the time being.

Off to raid the freezer for something for tea.

Actually I've been thinking about it, I think I am becoming a domestic goddess like Martha Stewart. Once I finished my clutter clearing Anthea Turner will be very impressed grin

alice I hate it when DH comes home early and catches me out because I usually have quick tidy so he doesn't realise that I have spent too much time on MN!!

JustKeepSwimming Wed 29-Jul-09 17:43:59

Hello new thread

Peppa - glad keyboard sorted, wish i'd had Clairey's advice back when i needed it!

Wed:
- DH up first DONE
- breakfast DONE
- lunch DONE
- boys dinner DH DONE
- get everyone dressed DONE
- DH to work DONE
- write letter for GP & drop it off for more meds DONE
- ds2 meds 2 x 2 DONE
- ds2 naps x 2 DONE
- LOTS of laundry: SomeInDryer MoreInWM AndAgain
- online shop DONE
- PO to send clothes to friend for her DC DONE
- walk round block for fresh air DONE
- Not go to friend's for her DD's birthday DONE
- try and do something other than tv with ds1....DONE
- bake biscuits DONE!
{bit too much mixture for what we need so would halve it next time, can i freeze the dough?}
- rush out to get birthday presents x 2 needed for this weekend DONE
- wrap presents & make cards 1CardDone
- our dinner & bed
- dig out fairy cake recipe
- see if i can get the DVD player working <ancient thing>
- dig out Ongoing list

Thurs:
- remember Argos collection!
- remember online shopping delivery 10-12
- buy more cat food as Argos next to PetRUs
- DH day off, yey
- me up first though boo
- breakfast, lunch & tea
- ds2 naps x 2
- ds2 meds x lots
- take ds1 out anywhere, just away from the tv!
- boys bath & bed
- our dinner

PlumBumMum Wed 29-Jul-09 18:01:26

Yeah Martha Stewart went to jail grin

I meant I am becoming Martha Stewart before her criminal activities. I don't like spending money enough to become involved in fraud grin

PlumBumMum Wed 29-Jul-09 19:06:43

Someone take my temp, I got down on my hands and knees and cleaned my en-suite floorhmm

Anyway
need to clear up after dinner
sort through more clean washing[arrgggghhhhhhhh]
Stay off mn!
Relax in the bath and defuzzblush
dcs are out feeding kitten and dog

PlumBumMum Wed 29-Jul-09 19:09:11

Alice actually I laughed when you said the other day about pretending to clean your house like a cleaner because I do mine imagining Anthea coming with her white gloveshock grin, theres loads she would catch me out with at the minute

claireybee Wed 29-Jul-09 19:27:56

Ok this is an indication of how bad the clutter is in my house:

DH has just got his citizenship and is going to apply for a passport. He asked if you got the application forms from the post office and I said yes but we have a blank one in one of the filing boxes in the understairs cupboard. He looked worried and then said "I think it will be easier if I just go to the post office"

blush blush blush

alicecrail Wed 29-Jul-09 19:40:02

clairy Dh hates our understairs cupboard too! The other day he was trying to find something and he got so stressed grin (quite funny really)

We have decided to sort it when DH has a week off in september - that will be fun

Alibabaandthe40nappies Wed 29-Jul-09 19:57:51

Plum - thanks for the reminder, I need to defuzz as well!

JKS - yes I am sure you can freeze the dough, I know my Mum freezes pastry. It's not got eggs in has it, only I'm not sure that you could freeze raw cake mix. Well you could, but I doubt it would rise!

Today
Up and dressed - done
DS boobed, changed and dressed - done
DH working at home - done
Load of washing on - done
Breakfast x 3 - done
Clear up - done
Unload dishwasher - done
Tidy kitchen - done
Shower and get dressed properly
Lunch x 3 - done
Out for a quick walk - to swings? - raining too much
Clear up - done
Dishwasher on again - done
More baking maybe? - tomorrow morning I think
DS dinner - done
Playtime - done
DS bath and bed - DH doing now
Me and DH nice dinner and bottle of wine
Relax
Sleep

Our room
Tidy
Empty bin
Hoover
Dust

Bathroom
Empty bin
Sink - done
Radiator - done
Windowsill - done

DS' room
Sort out his chest to make room for clothes influx from his grandmothers - done
Hoover
Dust - done

Living room
Tidy - done
Shake out throws and cushions - done
Empty bin - done
Dust - done
Hoover - done

Dining room
Put away some toys - done
Get rid of balloons from last week - done
Dust - done
Hoover - done

Hall/stairs
Hoover - done
Wipe over paintwork - done

MuppetsMuggle Wed 29-Jul-09 20:05:06

Evening Slatterns

Well i've been naughty and not done a thing I was supposed to do as felt pants all day so will attempt to do it all tomorrow.

DD has been a very good girl tho and tidyed up all her toys and I only had to ask once grin
Will do my list tomorrow.

JustKeepSwimming Wed 29-Jul-09 20:07:01

Ali - yes it has an egg in it, does that make a difference? <cooking dunce>

Well we don't have an understairs cupboard as the people before us converted it to a loo <wipes brow> sure we have other black holes in the house somewhere......grin

Wed:
- LOTS of laundry: SomeInDryer MoreInWM AndAgain
- wrap presents & make cards 1CardDone
- ironing DONE so far
- our dinner DONE & bed
- dig out fairy cake recipe
- see if i can get the DVD player working <ancient thing>
- dig out Ongoing list

Thurs:
- remember Argos collection!
- remember online shopping delivery 10-12
- buy more cat food as Argos next to PetRUs
- DH day off, yey
- me up first though boo
- breakfast, lunch & tea
- ds2 naps x 2
- ds2 meds x lots
- take ds1 out anywhere, just away from the tv!
- boys bath & bed
- our dinner

JustKeepSwimming Wed 29-Jul-09 21:15:56

Right off to bed in a mo - slept badly last night & ds1 was up for no reason, so tired today.

Wed:
- LOTS of laundry: LastLoadInWM 2ndLastLoadInTD
- wrap presents DONE & make cards 1CardDone
- dig out fairy cake recipe Tomorrow
- see if i can get the DVD player working Tomorrow
- dig out Ongoing list Tomorrow

Thurs:
- remember Argos collection!
- remember online shopping delivery 10-12
- buy more cat food as Argos next to PetRUs
- DH day off, yey
- me up first though boo
- breakfast, lunch & tea
- ds2 naps x 2
- ds2 meds x lots
- take ds1 out anywhere, just away from the tv!
- boys bath & bed
- our dinner

put away clean clothes done
Run WM timer set to start later
Run DW done
Breakfast done*
Lunch done*
Dinner
Make more biscuits done and delicious especially when still warm!!
Sterilise bottles
Keep kitchen clean and tidy after every meal done breakfast and lunch
Tape at least 1 camcorder tape onto DVD
DCs bath and to bed
Read more book
Work on DH books (self employed builder) Putting this one off
Clutter clearing, sorted through a load of old receipts (I am going to do 15 mins at a time because this is a boring job!!) done some
Think about all 3 DS birthdays!!
Clean leather sofa done and it was filthy
Dust upstairs done
Friend visiting this pm done
Brother, SIL and nieces and nephews coming over later
DS1 going to Spashdown with youth club doing
email wooden blind company to find out why my order is late done

cikecaka Wed 29-Jul-09 21:38:41

Just marking spot for tomorrow!

Ignore above message I pressed enter by mistake blush

I thought I was recording the camcorder tape on to DVD nut when it ended I checked to see if it was on the DVD and it's still blank angry I don't know what went wrong, DH has given me a refresher course on how to do it correctly. I will try agin tomorrow because Ireally need to sleep now.

Our cupboard under the stairs it quite tidy at the mo, but I have large cupboard in my hall and it's so untidy that the over when looking for a colouring for DD I was hit on the head by a flying shin pad. When I am feeling really motivated (not sure when that will be hmm) I will start the very dangerous mission of sorting it out, think I will have to use DH work helmet to avoid a serious head injury grin

Right off to bed now to read more book and sleep!!! BB tomorrow bright and early if DS3 has anything to do with it!!

put away clean clothes done
Run WM done
Run DW done
Breakfast done
Lunch done
Dinner done
Make more biscuits done and delicious especially when still warm!!
Sterilise bottles done
Keep kitchen clean and tidy after every meal done breakfast and lunch DH did after dinner
Tape at least 1 camcorder tape onto DVD angry
DCs bath and to bed done
Read more book about to do
Work on DH books (self employed builder) Putting this one off
Clutter clearing, sorted through a load of old receipts (I am going to do 15 mins at a time because this is a boring job!!) done all boxes of c**p from living room
Think about all 3 DS birthdays!!
Clean leather sofa done and it was filthy
Dust upstairs done
Friend visiting this pm done
Brother, SIL and nieces and nephews coming over later done
DS1 going to Spashdown with youth club done
email wooden blind company to find out why my order is late done

I meant the other day, I blame my sleep deprived brain for my typos.

JustKeepSwimming Thu 30-Jul-09 07:44:54

Anyone else up yet? DS1 & 2 both up from 5.30....

Left from yesterday!:
- laundry: LastLoadInTD 2ndLastLoadSorted&Folded
- make 1 birthday card
- dig out fairy cake recipe
- see if i can get the DVD player working
- dig out Ongoing list

Thurs:
- remember to go to Argos for collection
- remember online shopping delivery 10-12
- buy more cat food as Argos next to PetRUs
- DH day off, yey
- me up first though boo DONE
- breakfastDONE, lunch & tea
- tidy kitchen Started
- last ironing bits
- ds2 naps x 2
- ds2 meds x lots 1stLotDone
- take ds1 out anywhere, just away from the tv!
- boys bath & bed
- our dinner

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