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scattyspice Fri 25-Sep-09 07:35:25

Morning smile.

Jas Fri 25-Sep-09 07:40:54

Good morningsmile

I was up til midnight doing dd2s birthday cake last night.
Just having a quiet 5 mins before they wake up. Lots still to do for the party today.

scattyspice Fri 25-Sep-09 07:41:31

mission.

This week has gone in a flash!

MC Enjoy your busy day smile.
star Shame you have to work again. sad
Tea DS looks very smart. I'll try and post dds school pic.

Today:
School
Work
Collect DD
Yr2 meeting for DS
Collect DS
Lidl
Laundry

Have a good day all smile

scattyspice Fri 25-Sep-09 08:03:23

x posts jas.

Good luck with the party. I hope you have a bottle of wine chilling for later smile.

TeaMonster Fri 25-Sep-09 08:28:33

BBL off to school, full of cold

SimplyIsGoingToLearnToFLY Fri 25-Sep-09 08:34:25

Good morning everyone.

Thanks for the thread scatty.

Sorry to hear that you had such a tough day yesterday Starbear. I hope today is much better for you.

Hi Jas. I wish I lived close enough to gate crash the party in order to eat jelly and ice-cream! smile

I have to go to town this morning. Seeing as I'm there, I might as well do the food shopping so that'll be most of my morning gone.

Done list:-
~ recycling
~ unloaded and reloaded d/w
~ emptied unwanted stuff from one kitchen drawer for it to go in the understairs cupboard box instead
~ fed the cat her foul smelling wet cat food. Bleugh!

Back later!

EHM Fri 25-Sep-09 08:48:07

Morning ALL*

*scatty
Thanks for thread
Jas have a fantastic party you all deserve it after the time you've had. Can we see pics of cake please?
Tea lovely pic-glad ds2 well & recovered to go to PS.
simply hope food shopping not to tiresome.

Had friend round for play date & lunch. More house stuff & annual inspection completed by British Gas.

Today friend/old work colleague coming for lunch at 12.
Taking Ellie to Tumble Tots she has been begging to try it- class at 135.
Need to shop for bits & bobs food wise.I am using contents of fridge/freezer ready for our big move. But need milk, bread etc.
Ellie's PreSchool are having their 10th Birthday Party between 4-6pm (she has asked to wear her snow white dress)
The tea with DH at Wagamama's Ellie's Fav place

Right off to catch up yesterday.

EHM Fri 25-Sep-09 09:06:37

simplay loving the phrase YMCAgrin
swan work sounds rough-hope better today.
scatty poor wee man-its must be so hard t know what to do. Hugs always help. Poor dd- Ihope trainers help.
galen I am impressed with what you do daily-when are you venturing back to work is thats what the CV is for-apologies if you have already told us this.blush Hope meeting goes well-Have every faith in you-go girl!
tea sounds like poor ds2 still under weather thats why there where tears.poor we mite & poor you its awful when they are upset.
ruby hope dd enjoyed her first full day.
star nightmare work day-sounds like my dh's so I do sympathise. Only I feel more sorry for you as you have ds & house to deal with too. Hope today is better for you.
MC hope dc3 has good full day of school & your day is ok.

think I am caught up?

swanriver Fri 25-Sep-09 09:21:36

EHM - sounds like a lovely sociable day
Scatty - thanks for thread (I am going to peek at mission today after long break)
TM - hope ds2 gets into swing of pre-school today and greets you with a smile
Simply - have a busy morning smile
Galen - good luck with meeting

DONE
BUILDER HAS GONE yippee - (he did a great job)
Ds2's homework
Ds1's singing practice
waterbottles
They are having a feast day service followed by a disco and dvd afternoon at school, so various debates about which dvds to take in.
As a result - everyone extremely keen to go to school grin.

TO DO
clear breakfast
rehang curtains
clear up cut-down ivy in garden
ring bank

think that's enough for now hmm

bb when achieved those targets

swanriver Fri 25-Sep-09 09:23:21

EHM - only working a few hours a week (and not being paid either) which makes things easier.

grouchyoscar Fri 25-Sep-09 11:50:16

Hello FLYpals

Just got back from the McMillan coffee morning at the school. It was really great.

Yesterday was taken up with trying to sew the badges on GOjr's Beaver shirt. I didn't do a good job sadly, I'll have to be more confident about it.

The farce of Rugby training tonight then a girly night with the school mums.

Off to do the card making at the school now. Hello and best wishes to all and DCs

galen Fri 25-Sep-09 12:06:23

morning all...

Back from meeting and have post-stressful-event-headache Anyone else get them LOL)
Meeting went well though. Post Grad Dean was very nice. Was impressed that I had 7 years experience (said I didn't look old enough - made my day grinLOL) and said she thought I would definitely be able to get back into work without too much trouble. Plan would be to do a 6 month placement first which should be easy enough to arrange, then move into a post after that - which again shouldnt be too difficult.She did look slightly shocked when she discovered I had 6 DC LOL and said "how do you look so good with 6 DC" - cheered me up again...amazing what bothering to slap a bit of makeup on can do isnt it winkLOL
The only (fairly huge !) obstacle is that the initial 6 month placement would be unpaid - although obviously we would have to pay for some childcare during that time. We are going to have a think and see if it may be worth trying to find that money from somewhere for the long term benefits...
Funny as before I went I was really quite anti going back into medicine, but when I was there it felt sort of right, like I'd quite like to go back to it in some way if possible...

anyway not much done...but lovely DH has the day off (so he could mind dc this morning) and has taken DD4 to nursery so I am taking it easy for 1/2 hour, then will get cracking....

will try to catch up on thread and do replies later!

BBL grin

SimplyIsGoingToLearnToFLY Fri 25-Sep-09 13:15:26

Good afternoon everyone. smile

I'm lacking in motivation today but I have a deadline. Dd's new boyfriend is coming here this afternoon and dd has given me strict instructions to have the kitchen looking A1. hmm I have met him apparently as he was the boy who interviewed me one day in town. I saw these nice school lads looking horrified at having to ask members of the public questions and I volunteered. It's a reasonably small town I live near, I guess, so you meet lots of people at one time or another.

I dont feel like lunch yet so I've had some toast and a cup of tea and I'm going to do a list.

Right. To do:-
~ finish putting food and toiletries shopping away
~ move non kitchen stuff (papers, post etc) to dining room or sitting room
~ take football boots I cleaned days ago upstairs
~ clean the cat litter tray
~ mop the floor in the downstairs loo
~ make a banana cake with uneaten bananas
~ fold up ironing to be done
~ hoover round as much as possible
~ charge my poor little mobile which keeps toodling away at me because it is hungry! Bbl!

SimplyIsGoingToLearnToFLY Fri 25-Sep-09 13:16:45

Sorry, I've not done the individual messages I'd meant to. I'll come back in an hour or two to do those. smile

TeaMonster Fri 25-Sep-09 14:18:46

I am feeling like pants, too much lack of sleep adn a head cold, not a great combination.

DS2 still has an on/off tummy ache hmm. I am just sitting down for a cup of tea and a bit of PC time before I collect him.

I have made a pack on no PC in the morning with him, so we have been busy, threading, gluing, glittering, cuddling, dancing and lauging.

Since he has been at Preschool I have

Wiped all the doors down in the house
Cleaned the trip traps
Put nasty sicky car seat cover in the wash and cleaned car seat
hoovered upstirs
Cleaned all the mirrors in the house
Cleaned the TV's
Cleaned the picture glass
cleaned the front and back doors
cleaned the conservatory ledges
polished upstairs
Cleaned the skirting in the lounge and master bedroom
Blown my nose a hundred times!!

Our lovley homestart lady is back from holiday today and we have really missed her and can not wait to here about her advertures. They went on a cyling holiday in Hungary - she is so cool. Her and her husband also do a National Trust volenteer holiday once a year too. This year they went to the Farn Islands!!!

So to do

Collect boys
Ironing
Out ironing away
Hang out car seat cover
package some e-bay items
list some more items
whats for dinner - freezer stuff
start DS1's homework with him

Sorry for no individuals, but I am rationed for time!!!!

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 25-Sep-09 16:21:15

how did it get to friday already?
all that was on my today list was:
make sure don't get behind in business stuff
clear up results of dds massive nose bleed
feed us
tidy up
look after poorly child
get through til end of day

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 25-Sep-09 16:22:20

sorry to hear you are feeling rough teamonster.

SimplyIsGoingToLearnToFLY Fri 25-Sep-09 16:50:56

Hello to all. smile

OYBBK It's a sensible list when you have a child who isn't well. I hope your dc is feeling better soon.

TM I hope you and ds2 feel better soon, too. You achieved lots today, despite your cold. I hope you can take it easy this evening and rest up a bit.

galen I hope you are able to plan things in order to be able to do what you want to do. If you have a spare bedroom you might want to consider having an au pair. I've had two so ask away if you do think an au pair might be a good option for your family.

go Those badges are a pain, aren't they? It would be good if the leaders pinned them in the right place with safety pins. If necessary they could ask the kids to wear t shirts underneath their shirts and then, before the end of the evening, the kids could take their shirts off and safety pin the badges on themselves as a "follow the picture" type exercise. Me, lazy? No, delegation, I call it! grin

swanriver Yes, it was busy and I didn't get around to having lunch in the end! Still, I managed to get some half price bargains in the reduced section in our local pharmacy and I think I got all the food shopping I needed. I also got my boots reheeled and made time for a hot chocolate in a cafe.

Right. I'm off to finish the hoovering and then I'm going to start on making those cakes. I've pretty much finished the rest of the list. Some of it was a bit slapdash (a quick wipe instead of mopping) but I can do it properly tomorrow.

scattyspice Fri 25-Sep-09 17:47:06

Today:
School - done
Work - done
Collect DD - done
Yr2 meeting for DS - done
Collect DS - done
Lidl - done
Laundry - reboot

Went to a meeting for Y2 parents. His teacher this year seems great and is not making a fuss about SATS (phew). Main things to learn seems to be money and time (well we all struggle there don't we lol).

Everyone I've met today has a cold!

Galen - sounds like a very good meeting. Hope you can sort something out for your placement. I am picturing you as some freshfaced young thing now!

Have a good Eve all.

RubysReturn Fri 25-Sep-09 18:42:47

Hi all
been clothes shopping for work wardrobe. it would appear my large tranny feet are a stumbling block. Most inconvenient!

Sounds fab Galen, you must feel brilliant. Especially with more children than are strictly necessary wink.

DDs tired and ratty though. They are going to bed at sensible times, then getting up for

glass water
cuddle
food
wee
nightmare
too hot
too cold

until stupid o'clock. Am considering drugging them - port perhaps! grin

Hope you feel better soon Monster

OrdinarySAHM Fri 25-Sep-09 19:10:33

Jas, Hope the party went well and your DD had a lovely time!

Simply, I went food shopping yesterday with no kids and it felt like utter luxury! Even though I had headache, nose ache and sore eyes!

EHM your DD sounds very busy today! Was she tired at the end of it? I'm not sure how much my DCs can take. I took them out after school on Wednesday and Thursday. Is this too much? They didn't seem exhausted and no more naughty than usual!

Grouchy, is the rugby training for you or DS?

Galen, it sounds like your meeting was a great success! What was your job before?

Simply, Oh God I can't imagine what it will be like when DD is old enough to have a boyfriend! [dread]

Teamonster, Hope you and DS2 are better soon! It is hard enough to cope with kids when you are in tip top health! What does your Homestart lady do for you?

And you Badkitten, get well soon!

Ruby, Hope your DDs sleep ok tonight!

I haven't posted for a while as I wanted to concentrate on getting the blimmin letter done and I've had hormonal headache and other symptoms! I have actually finished it but not printed it out now because I feel nervous about it. I'm being stupid, I just need to get it sent and forget it! I've got another letter to write which will also take a long time but it's not as 'serious'. I've done about half of it.

Not drinking in the evenings HAS made a difference to my mood the next day! I've been much more tolerant of the DCs! I've bought some non alcohol Cobras for tonight and I did try red wine vinegar with fizzy water (couldn't find raspberry vinegar). It didn't taste as good as red wine but it did take away my craving for it.

I've had an easy day today and have just done a few things:

-send parcel for one of the nephew's birthdays
-baths for children
-DD's reading book and spellings practice
-DS's reading book and writing his name practice
-clean kitchen and bathroom floors

RubysReturn Fri 25-Sep-09 19:15:37

DD1 just informed me that it is not fair and really awful living with me.

Would anyone fancy a swap for a few days? Like the old French exchange?

'Ruby's Brat Exchange'
Maybe absense makes the heart grow fonder...

galen Fri 25-Sep-09 19:35:11

evening all

TM hope your feeling better very soon...

ruby I could swap you an apprentice teenage 9 yr old daughter if you fancy>Aparently it's "horrible in this house, you're all so awful to me!!" sounds like a good exchange to me LOL

OSAHM I was a child psychiatrist in my previous life LOL

scatty fesh faced young thing I wish LOL Sounds like a good parents eve.

ruby Oh work clothes ...did you get some nice stuff?

everyone-else Hi...
sorry bit frazzled now...
Doggy seems to have been on hunger stike since I tried changing her food, then ate a load of grass in the garden and then was sick in the kitchen...not good LOL
Have been and bought new food to tempt her...

now going to have pizza and wine to chill with DH
parents are coming tomorrow - not feeling up tto it really - they need quite careful handling and sort of emotional tolerance LOL

Anyway off for my wine LOL

BB tomorrow all grin

RubysReturn Fri 25-Sep-09 19:46:51

FInally managed to get some boots, wide legged trews (for my wide legs grin) and black and brown cardis.

Plus januty necklace.

Shopping again on Mon - I need some shirt/blousy things. Lots bargains though. Don't think I had paid more than 1/2 price for anything

Starbear Fri 25-Sep-09 20:10:59

Evening all Much better day. Worked with my new work colleagues instead of the old,which was part of yesterdays problem. I asked my lovely new boss if I could have a member of the support staff that looked like a bouncer and was ex-services (due to the item in the news) and he said yes (only joking)he has also allowed me to go on a course Yippe! He even says good morning & how are you!!! I was going to catch up with you all but, DH has walked in with our curry for tonight.
Just in passing
Swan Isn't great to get the house back from the builders
Galen My mum needed someone like you when she was young.
Ruby Sounds good. White shirts are always good & I personally like pink with brown.
Jas hope the party went will & you had help clearing up.
Good night sleep tight.

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