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Fly weekend - Last of the summer whine

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Starbear Sat 29-Aug-09 09:26:22

Morning all, Back soon with list

Tortoise Sat 29-Aug-09 09:48:18

Feeling sad after seeing thread in bereavement about Trinity Rhino's DH. I know some FLYers will know her from previous FLY threads.

Anything else kind of feels trivial now. sad

Need to get DD's school shoes today. Been sneezing almost non stop since i woke up.


Starbear Sat 29-Aug-09 09:57:08

Tortoise Hope she better for your thoughts

Starbear Sat 29-Aug-09 10:03:15

Right, onwards and upwards.
So far today
Beds made
1 load on the line
another in W/M
family washed dressed and breakfast.
Ds playing in his room alone (which is unusual)Dh reading the paper
Right to do today.
2nd w/m load on line
3rd load in w/m
Shopping for net curtains (at last)
Birthday present for goddaughter
eyebrows to be done (can't see the fine hair anymore without glasses)
paint toe nails and get ready for party weather looks fab and Bob (ds's godfather) will cook the most fab food.
Look for OU form and get it ready to fill in tomorrow.

wendyhappysmile Sat 29-Aug-09 10:50:47

Hi all
I have the wine flu grin
Went to a party last night and didn't get home til 10.30 so kids are knackered and whingey, too. I drank too much wine and ate not enough food - cue a migraine in the night and now a headache. Lovely DH let me sleep til 10 this morning though.
That's sad, Tort, didn't know her but that doesn't matter. sad
Not sure what we're up to today

Tortoise Sat 29-Aug-09 13:09:13

Finally have all the school stuff, next job will be to label them! Oh what fun!

Tortoise Sat 29-Aug-09 16:09:39

Having a good clear out. Any FLY peeps interested in K'nex? Have 3 tubs to sell. smile

Bedroom swap over is going well and DS1's 'new' room is all painted.

DD's have a bit more space than they had in the smaller room.

TeaMonster Sat 29-Aug-09 17:06:38

Hola Ladies

Sad about tinity, you are right tort.

We have had a bit of a funny day, both boys had bad nights - los of coughing.

We went out and got DS1's school shoes, nothinng either shops to fit DS2 sad

Had lunch out and then have been playing guess who.

We are all tired and tetchy

Also DH washed DS1,s new school jumpers with a new pair of jeans and may have stained them angry

I am rewashing now.

I have also put one coat of blackboard paint on one of the kitchen walls will need a recoat in 4 hours

scattyspice Sat 29-Aug-09 17:51:40

Hi all.

Yery sad for Trinity Rhino and her family.

star and wendy I am envy of your party lifestyles smile.

tea we have been making puppets today, inspired by you and your fab craftyness smile.

Been to town to buy more wool (hat finished, scarf next smile) and to return left behind lib book.
Have made puppets with dd and a sleep charm (lavendar bag) with ds (he is into all things Merlin).

DH has been hanging doors (he is becoming obsessive), he has just said something about going mad with the planer and sanding all the doorframes (OMG). Luckily I have signed up for Tai chi classes in Sept so will remain Zen like at all times hmm.

Right, off to sweep up sawdust (any craft ideas for sawdust Tea?)

Makingchanges Sat 29-Aug-09 18:13:28

Hi All

Been a mad week here so only just got time to post. Been on holiday for a few days at beginning of week and then out and about for last few days.

Had a great day out yesterday. Treated DD to a bear from Bear workshop for finally stopping using her dummies and had her first day out on a tram as she is obsessed about them - She loved it. Stopped off at soft play on way back so no work done yesterday.

Had a friend of DDs round today so finally managed to get some of my assignment done.

Also done

2 x washing and drying
Weekly shop
made fresh bread rolls and now cooking a joint of ham for possible picnic tomorrow
General tidy in lounge (although can't tell now two pre-schoolers have been in there

Am considering signing up for a sign language course but not sure if I can fit in with childcare course, spanish course, DD and volunteering in school in September so I'm off to read up on prospectus.

Hope everyone has a good weekend.

TeaMonster Sat 29-Aug-09 18:44:08

Just a quicky, but scatty I do have an idea for you. How about dieing the sawdust different colours - pop in a platic bag with some food colour and shake. Allow to dry and then use to glue on and make colarge

1 1/2 cups sawdust
1 1/2 cups soap flakes (if you can't find soap flakes at the store, make some by shredding a bar of Ivory soap into flakes).
Mix water and soap flakes to make a thick mixture. Whip the soap until fluffy and stiff. Add the sawdust. Model the mixture into shapes and let dry for a few days.

Add the sawdust to paper mache to make a different texture and make masks

See I should have been an preschool art teacher!!!

swanriver Sat 29-Aug-09 19:25:43

HELLO EVERYONE back again from hols in Eire with relations. Not quite sure where to start really..
Lots of wind rain and housekeeping grin Lakeside life par excellence - only blip was ds1 broke his wrist (trampoline with cousins angry after four days, so we were a bit worried about him falling in the lake and havng to drive back to the plastering orthopaedic unit which was 2 hours away...Anyway that is merely by the by.

Managed a bit of most of the things I planned for holidays - bit of craft, bit of reading with kids, scrapbooking, outdoor life, time with cousins, long walks, bit of maths and handwriting (not much but a smidgen blush

Did not manage research projects with kids howeverhmm one of my more fanciful ideas, think they were not QUITE bored enough.

only wish hols were a bit longer - want to enjoy London now and go on some visits but only three days left before school aagh.

Garden looks completely dried up (teenage cat sitter is not very clued up)Cat is in excellent form though which is what matters.
A dried up cat would be truly awful.

scattyspice Sat 29-Aug-09 19:27:55

tea you are a creative genius!

MC you are a busy bee. There is something about the whole back to school thing that makes you want to sign up for courses though eh?

TeaMonster Sat 29-Aug-09 19:53:01

Welcome back Swan Glad you had a lovley time. Bah about DS1's wrist sad hope it is healing well.

Right I have just added the second coat of blackboard paint to the kitchen wall and also finnished sticking the cork tiles to the inside of the craft cuboard.

To Do's

Pop a wash on

Plans for the week. last week of freedom before school sets in and DH has taken it off - knock me down with a feather.

Also I will be going in to Hospital on the first day back after the half term - Monday 2nd November shock. seems real now that I have a date!

wendyhappysmile Sat 29-Aug-09 21:43:03

welcome back swan
Hi everyone else
I am over my wine flu and have had a good day just pottering around. Off to the Zoo tomorrow, already made the picnic, may go and pack the rucksack now and get the flask out! I am feeling alarmingly positive today. I have had a quiet week this week, though, not much in the way of trips, outings etc, lots of playing at home - think I feel better for it!
Also seen lots of friends of mine the last fortnight, and spoken to them on the phone etc, so feeling more like me and less like Mummy ifkwim. You all know smile
Hope to see you all tomorrow lovelies

Jas Sat 29-Aug-09 21:56:06

Evening all.

Quick pst to say I'm trying to FLY.....

I am totally with you on everything else feeling trivial tort as I too have just seen Trinitys terrible newssad

Wolfcub Sun 30-Aug-09 08:26:43

good morning all

saw trinity's news yesterday sad

Tea I think you've missed your calling I really do, where do you get all these ideas?

jas Its good to see you

swan glad you had a good hol, sorry about ds's wrist

we went to harrogate yesterday and I went a bit mad in lakeland, also did a bit of washing, washing up and tidying. Made an onion and cheshire cheese tart and tried not to kill dp when he threw half of a brand new pack of butter in the bin grrrr


got up early this morning so dp could go back to bed as he has been up every night with ds for weeks

quick kitchen and living room tidy (it's still a mess, just less of one)
wm unloaded, reloaded and on
washing hung up
ds dressed and he is playing with his duplo while we watch cbeebies.

have a lovely day everyone

Wolfcub Sun 30-Aug-09 08:48:30

back again


ds fed
kitchen floor quick sweep
dry pots put away
washing up done
some ingredients weighed out for making of cake later on

TeaMonster Sun 30-Aug-09 09:10:45

Wolf - Harrogate - lovley, lakeland - mustnt enter as have no money

Phew - have been up with the mini's for hours. Washing is hung out and nearly dry!!!

I am tired

Tortoise Sun 30-Aug-09 09:14:23

Morning all.
Dull, grey morning here so far. Have loads of washing to do so i hope the sun comes out soon.

DS1's room is finally finished and everything put in it. He is very happy with his new room. smile

Hall and stairs painting in progress!Brother is doing a fab job.

I have loads of stuff to Ebay.
Rest of the house is pretty messy!

TheProfiteroleThief Sun 30-Aug-09 09:20:15

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TheProfiteroleThief Sun 30-Aug-09 09:25:12

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Tortoise Sun 30-Aug-09 09:30:52

prof Glad you had a lovely anniversary with DH. smile IF i had a DH/DP i think i would be making the most of being with them after this happened to TR. I can't immagine how she is feeling and feel so sad for her poor DC.

TheProfiteroleThief Sun 30-Aug-09 09:37:43

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TeaMonster Sun 30-Aug-09 09:39:02

I feel terrible for her too, sould we Fly girls do something for her????? She used to come on here a lot.

Have a look at this song to cheer you up a little. We have watched it loads and the boys are going round singing it!!

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