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Thursday FLy - Errand day for the fly ladys

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TeaMonster Thu 17-Sep-09 08:04:53

Morning all

shine that bathroom sink

Just going to link, be back in a mo

SimplyIsGoingToLearnToFLY Thu 17-Sep-09 08:07:21

Hi TM. Thanks for the thread. Just bookmarking. Back later!

TeaMonster Thu 17-Sep-09 08:12:50

I'm back

I am a very happy Mad, as I have a nice new keyboard on my laptop that works -yippee. All for the nice cost of 11

I have been admisterin to a poorly fingure - isnt is amazing how children suffer broken collar bones etc with no much winging, but a tiny red scratch causes mayhem.

Morning routines all done
Class photo at school today

Shopping with mum hmm


EHM Thu 17-Sep-09 08:31:32

Morning ALL*

thanks for thread-hope poor finger is better soon. Will attempt to complete mission today.

Morning Simply

Have had horrible night with Ellie, she has snotty nose was pumping & burping a lot. Very red cheeks. Just spoken to my mum the twins are poorly too-she said they had been pumping & burping too!shockcrying, hot, snot. must be a bug. I thought it was because I had given Ellie Lactalose at tea time as she has never had before.

So lots of snuggling here today me thinks. Have a good day all.

SimplyIsGoingToLearnToFLY Thu 17-Sep-09 08:37:55

I'm back too!

~ let cat out for a wander and then had to go and find her in my pjs and d gown as she'd gone out of sight! Found her walking up to next door's front door!
~ pegged out 1 load of washing
~ helped ds and dd with making their lunch
~ unloaded and reloaded d/w
~ put the bin out and did some recycling

To do:-
~ finish the ironing
~ tidy up the living room ready for visitor this afternoon
~ walk the dog - we went around a local village last night to while away the time whilst dd did football training
~ do the washing up
~ make a cake - the last one tasted nice but I'd taken it out about 5 mins too soon and had to put the tins back in!

Back later!

SimplyIsGoingToLearnToFLY Thu 17-Sep-09 08:39:42

x-posts with EHM. Sorry to hear that Ellie is feeling unwell. An easy snuggly day sounds to be just the ticket.

swanriver Thu 17-Sep-09 09:24:39

Poor Ellie EHM
TM - just rd your help me blog - architecture prob has lots of the things (pointy roofs and flying buttressses etc)
Simply - new cat? or just a precious one? We have lots of visting felines trying their luck at breakfast time smile

Going to have to run to work now - painter is soo chatty (and lovely to chat to) that I think I need to leave house or neither of us will get anything done.

Ds1 has gone back to school today - his friends all made a lovely card for him, but were a bit miffed that he hadn't actually HAD an operation.

dylsmum1998 Thu 17-Sep-09 09:36:50

morning all
EHM hope poor Ellie hope she is better soon

didn't make it on yesterday, i had my first day on my new placement and loved it grin
so no real housework happened just general quick tidie/hoovers etc

dropped dd off at nursery today and she cried, such a contrast to yesterday where she went in, not happy but not clingy/crying etc like today sad. she is coughing a lot in the nights so dont know if she is still a little tired/ just not feeling herself

unload washer

to do
wash up
yesterdays mission
todays mission
phone nursery to check on dd
clean out fridge
uni reading
take some overdue books back to uni library

ActingNormal Thu 17-Sep-09 09:56:03


I rushed so much yesterday I didn't even get back on here to --show off-- list tasks done:

-did my flute practice, hooray!
-DS seems to be progressing with his getting dressed/undressed practice
-did some 'work' on getting DS to hold pen properly and draw round star and pig templates
-read through what the kids are doing this term at school and thought I really MUST do more with them at home to support what they are doing at school as I realised I do very little at the moment! I blame the fact that I think I was depressed for about 2 years, even parts of that time when I thought I wasn't too bad, I feel SO happy now and feel like I WANT to do things with the children etc that in comparison I can see that I was not well back then.
-made potato, tomato and cheese ommelate for me and DS and did some intensive 'how to use cutlery properly' teaching ready for when he has school dinners next week!
-one load of laundry
-iron DH shirt
-clean kitchen and bathroom floors
-take children to playdate/mothers' meeting
-babysit there while one of the others had to go to a school meeting
-go to flute choir, hooray!
-cook salmon and rice for me and DH

I forgot to have a shower yesterday though! I feel very smelly so will have one in a minute.

I've decided to help at DS's old playgroup while he is in Year R, then when he is in Y1, see if the school will let me help in YR. I don't want to do it yet because DS is quite a 'Mummy's Boy' and I don't want my presence in the school to encourage him to be like this until he has fully settled in to school. They are going to have 'Maths Hour' in his class though where parents can come in and do number games with them once a week so I'll go to that and see what it's like. Thank you for advice MakingChanges and Scatty.

Happy Birthday for yesterday MakingChanges*!

, you ARE allowed to have more than one day 'off' you know when you are going through so much, so carry on being easy on yourself and just do the minimum work necessary! Unless doing housework helps you to feel better?

Swan, LOL @ your DS1 being "horrified" at the facts of life grin How do you decide what age to talk to them about it?

EHM, hope your Ellie is better soon!

Teamonster, Congratulations on new keyboard! It must feel like a luxury after battling along with a crappy one for ages!

DylsMum, Glad you like your new job - what is it? I hate starting new things even if I know I'm going to like it eventually!

I'm so tired today - but then I often say that in the mornings and think 'I can't do it today' but as I get my reptile flesh warmed up I get more and more active, I just have to give myself time. I can't list what I've got to do because it will look 'painful', so I'll just list it when I've done it (is this cheating?).

SimplyIsGoingToLearnToFLY Thu 17-Sep-09 10:00:50

A quick post.

Whiffy Houses - Yes, I know no-one is called this! I just heard the trailer for "Homes under the hammer" and thought I heard them mention whiffy houses and remembered that someone on here (EHM?) was talking about this the other day. Might be worth watching.

SimplyIsGoingToLearnToFLY Thu 17-Sep-09 11:09:35

ActingNormal Re: your last paragraph, use this thread however suits you! smile

As for cutlery, I found IKEA cutlery useful for when my kids were in that in between stage so too big for kiddies cutlery and too small for adult cutlery. I've just looked for it on the Ikea site and can't spot it in order to put a link, sorry.

dylsmum Sorry to hear you had a tough drop-off. I hope your dd has a good day.

Revised done list:-
~ tidied the kitchen
~ washed up and put it away
~ put a summer duvet in the w/m - bit of a squash - whoops!

To do:-
~ finish the ironing
~ tidy up the living room
~ walk the dog
~ make a cake

scattyspice Thu 17-Sep-09 12:33:40

Hi all. Woke up with a headache (don't know why).

EHM poor ellie, hope she is better soon

jas How did you get the job of organising the funeral? (or should I not ask).

AN Its so hard to know how much to do at home when they are busy at school all day. I found with ds getting him to do 'homework' became a huge battle so I eased off abit.

dyl good luck with your placement

collect dc
DS homework
Tai chi class hmm
early night

ActingNormal Thu 17-Sep-09 12:34:21

I am going to change my username to OrdinarySAHM or something like that - see you when I'm renamed!

OrdinarySAHM Thu 17-Sep-09 12:40:21

Done it!

SimplyIsGoingToLearnToFLY Thu 17-Sep-09 12:45:17

swanriver Sorry, I didn't answer your question earlier. No, she's not a new cat. She is a house cat who isn't injected against nasties so she can only go outside under supervision. Unfortunately, my dog wanted to greet people coming downstairs rather than do her duty supervising the cat so it all went a bit awry! << bad owner emoticon >>

I got interrupted typing that by a phone call. Hope I haven't coss posted with anyone. Just having a cup of tea and then I'm going to do a bit more before lunch. Back later! smile

SimplyIsGoingToLearnToFLY Thu 17-Sep-09 12:48:51

Ah, see, I x posted with you! smile I'm not sure that I like Ordinary in your MN name though I can see what you're trying to say. How about naming yourself after your favourite thing. Whoops. Not if it is three letters long, though! blush grin

swanriver Thu 17-Sep-09 13:16:43

Library work (sneaked a look at polygons - oh dear even more complicated than I thought - very little maths has permeated my soul. An EXCELLENT book by Carol Vorderman called Essential Mathematics or something like that TM, designed for 8-10 year olds so just right for me!)

Filed today's paperwork grin
breakfast cleared blush

Now back to shelf sorting again at school. Parents are complaining selected books are a)too pink, b)too hard, c)too heavy so having to don a bit of armour plating this term

Simply shock grin
& your dog is clearly Gromitlike in range of his abilities

leothelioness Thu 17-Sep-09 13:22:12

Hi everyone,

EHM I hope Ellie feels better soon

Kids to school ds2 still crying at drop off sad happy at pick up though done
bathrooms done
dw done
dick up ds2 done
washing reload
ironing almost done
wash floors done
kitchen done
Pick up ds1
packing either today or tomorrow (2 days before we go yay)

galen Thu 17-Sep-09 13:41:39

afternoon all

Feeling bleugh today.
Totally devoid of any energy or enthusiasm...

mornings before school still seem to be total chaos....what on earth has happened over the summer - they never used to be this bad??/
DS1 almost overslept as I sort of forgot about him morning chaos and only realised at 7.15 that he hadnt appeared for breakfast yet - and he has to leave house at 7.30 for the bus LOL Yelled franticaly up the stairs - he managed to get ready and breakfasted and out in 15 mins - miracle! When he came down I snapped at him, "come on, what were you doing" to which he replied "sleeping, obviously " LOL Bless him he is so tired form his new regime!
Rest of mroning similar frantic muddle.
All seems very overwhelming somehow...

Then Welcom Mass at school , so didnt get home till 10.30....
finished stuff I didnt get done earlier....walked doggy
Nursery drop off...

Now sitting wasting endless hours on internet as I cant summon the motivation to do any of the millions of things I need to get done...hmm

DD3 also not very happy at the moment. Says she hates school She is really struggling to adapt to being in yr 1. She has wet herself twice yesterday evening and this morning, and woke up crying at 2.30 am.... she is a worry...sad

Ds2 also teething and in generally foul mood. Also seems to have developed an agressive streak - continuously hitting and hair pulling, me and his sisters...need to work on this with him....

right off to make another cuppa and wllow in self pitty for a bit...oh and it is grey and cold here ...I want some sun!


OrdinarySAHM Thu 17-Sep-09 13:42:19

I'm blimmin, BLIMMIN useless today! All I've done is have a shower and burn some fish fingers! hahahaha!

Simply, lots of people think 'ordinary' means crap! But I think ordinary is good! I always wanted to be normal and felt less than normal for a long time. Now I have contentment [smug grin]. I don't feel I need to achieve something extraordinarily mega in order to be happy (although achieving a cleaner house would be good grin.

Lol @ my favourite thing being 3 letters longgrin. "Pizza, lager and tv" don't have 3 letters though!

SimplyIsGoingToLearnToFLY Thu 17-Sep-09 14:03:43

Ah, now, you see I got told when I changed my name from (made up example) FrederickTheGoldfish to JustFrederick that I wasn't to call myself "Just" anything as I'm much more than that. That's before I started using Simply in my name.

I agree that ordinary is fine, it just has that sense of .... nothing specialness about it. Like in work when people get a "Good performer" mark. It sounds a bit like satisfactory. Not an uplifting word. Does that make any sense? smile

grin @ pizza, lager and tv not having 3 letters!

swanriver My dog is a sheepdog and she lives up to the obsessive, neurotic tendancies you can get in that breed. As long as she isn't distracted by not having seen family members for a whole 8 hours, she normally stalks the cat with her 100% attention, knowing that the cat isn't allowed to go far or next door.

grouchyoscar Thu 17-Sep-09 14:10:28

Hello ALL just bookmarking. Been a busy day and it will get busier still

TeaMonster Thu 17-Sep-09 14:36:06

HI all

Shopping was truly awful.

DS2 was leaning into the trolley to get some fruit loaf and it tipped on top of him sad. He is OK, but I was left shaking and crying. He went blue and passed out from breath withholding and then screammed the store down. Thankfully the only damage was to his pride. He has a sore and bruised leg too.

He has had lots of treats and cuddles since we got back and I have only just managed to get the shopping away.

Never, ever put 20 pints of milk on one side of a shallow trolley. I feel like a super bad mum.

galen Thu 17-Sep-09 14:47:25

Oh TM that sounds truly stressful Trust me you are a wonderful mum, not super bad at all. These things happen.... remeber the time my DS2 FELL OUT of the trolley(whilst strapped in?!) whe he was 10 months old? I felt like the worlds worst mum ....but he was fine and you move on! Glad he wasnt too badly hurt - lots of cuddles will do the trick wink

ordinarySAHM being "ordinary " is my ambition in life too lol Sometimes our family life is so hectic and chaotic I have been known to mutter things like I just want to be an ORDINARY family LOL
Not sure I'll ever make it that far though. Well done on reaching ordinary contentment!

simply your dog sounds fab!I think I could do with a dog like that to "stalk" DS2 and stop him getting up to mischief.... do you hire her out LOL

Well afternoon not progressed much.
Am still sitting on sofa, with doggy curled up asleep next to me....have been researching children's dentists and dog food hmm - otherwise known as wasting time on the internet to avoid all other more pressing yet less appealing tasks....

now off for school pick up...dineer not sorted to chaos will follow....oh need to get motivated....why is it so cold today....


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