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TeaMonster Tue 29-Sep-09 09:18:28

Morning all

this mission will self desctruct in 15 minutes

TeaMonster Tue 29-Sep-09 09:22:43

Right, the lurgy can stay away for the rest of the day.

DS1 depostied at school - he wanted to go, as no school = no swimming lesson [bad mum emo]

DS2 keeps telling me he is not well enough for preschool, we will see. I am going to just keep trying he will be assimilated, resistance is futile

To do's

Collect pears from mums
t-cups from chatity shops - christmas gift ideas
home for lunch
DS2 in to uniform
DS2 to preschool
try and get to post office
put ironing away
list more items on e-bay
whats for dinner
DS1's swimming kit together
snacks for park

need to dash will be back later

Countingthegreyhairs Tue 29-Sep-09 10:17:54

Um, good morning all

Hello to TeaMonster, Galen, Jas, Swan, Grouchy and Scatty and anyone else I have missed/anyone else who remembers me.

It's great to see you are all going strong and flying professionally!

I just wanted to drop by to explain the background to our recent "nursery Flybaby threads" - as we don't want to cause any offence/confusion/competition with your thread!! (We all admire you from afar grin)

I started Flying with all of you some time ago and fell off the wagon (badly). Then, in August, I started a "Flybaby nursery thread" for those who wanted to start baby steps. (You all seemed to be flying way too impressively for me to keep up!) Some people on the August thread wanted to repeat baby-steps again so the September thread was born. And now we have built up a very active and cohesive group (like yours) some of us are hoping to branch in to zone cleaning and "real" flying in October?

Just wanted to check if that is OK with all of you? We'll call it "Fledgling Flyers/October or some-such" to distinguish it from your group.

We didn't want to gate-crash yours and have all 20 or so of our number pile in and upset your group and we are at a different (much more novice) stage to you.

Phew, OK, explanation over. Sorry for long, boring ramble - I haven't had enough gin coffee this morning ....

Please let us know!

Countingthegreyhairs Tue 29-Sep-09 10:46:59

Sorry - neglected to add

"Good luck today Ruby"!!

RubysReturn Tue 29-Sep-09 10:50:37

Aw thankyou grin
Feel all warm and fuzzy, but actually start tomorrow! (have downplayed date in case recognised in RL).

Am whizzing round getting prepped (and still getting bloody fridge fixed argh!)

Did buy choccy biscuits for xmas though !

Good luck Greyhairs!

SimplyWantsAMagicWandPlease Tue 29-Sep-09 11:24:36

Good morning all. smile Thanks for the thread TM. Good luck Rubes

Go for it Countingthegreyhairs and thanks for coming and telling us about it!

~ showered, dressed and breakfasted
~ delivered dh to train station
~ took kids to school so dd could lie in a bit
~ shopped in 2 different places so now have loads to put away in kitchen cupboards
~ eaten and drunk elevenses

To do:-
~ put food shopping away
~ some more mending to be done - am getting into this sewing lark!
~ ironing
~ walk the dog
~ find recipe in order to cook tea


Makingchanges Tue 29-Sep-09 11:53:49

Morning all

Sorry been absent again - Just too much to do in real life and little time to treat myself to MN.

My car broke down so yesterday I had to walk to and from my school placement - 6 miles in total so today I'm being kind to myself as I'm in agony.

DD been on Dora vtech game all morning - we bought it for her at xmas but she didn't show any interest so i've managed to get a bit of clutter up off the florrs whilst she has been occupied.

To do

Lunch - Eating whilst typing
DD to nursery
Me to placement
DD pick up from nursery
shopping on way home
Whats for tea (I have no idea on this one yet - may have to raid freezer)
Weight-in tonight - Hoping the walk may have helped on to negate the KFC I had in the week blush
Type up Spanish notes
Take Spanish notes and handouts to friend who missed yesterdays class
Homework for Sign Language class for tomorrow
2 x loads of washing
Tidy kitchen


EHM Tue 29-Sep-09 12:01:10

MOrning ALL (just)

Tea Hope DS2 is ok for Preschool-I know its painful when they get upset.
ruby you rascal you!winkGood LUck for Tomorrow just in case I don't get back towish you well.
countinggrey HELLOsmile & Good Luck.
simply YOu are the sewing

2 offers have been rejected by the builder 1 yesterday & 1 today. He's playing mind games & so is the Estate Agent. DH & I have agreed a figure which are going to stick too. A further offer will be submitted late afternoon today(which is just below are agreed figure)
I also inquired about another house which has just come on market-just in case!

Been out most of the morning so must get on with more packing. WIll catch up with thread later.x

EHM Tue 29-Sep-09 12:02:05

wow MC you are a busy bunny-hows the car?

leothelioness Tue 29-Sep-09 12:15:06

hi everyone,

tea I hope you DS settles into preschool soon. our holidays seems to have been the turning point fro my little cub who now says he likes school (phew)

ruby good luck for tomorrow.
counting grey good luck with the new group
simply the only thing I sew under duress is buttons
MC I hope the car is fixed soon and you legs/feet feel better too
EHM builders and estate agents can be a pain in the bum. Hope the packing goes well.

Ok yesterday I did all my to do list except the ironing.

Todays list
dressed done
Get kids to school done
ironing doing (this pile seem to refuse to shrink I have been at it for ages and have hardly made a dent)
lunch done
load dishwasher

must get on with the ironing.

swanriver Tue 29-Sep-09 13:13:37

TM, I have a friend whose first child loved her (excellent)Pre-School, whilst second aat 3 yrs wailed and wailed. I think the mum had to stay there in the sessions for about 2 weeks shock before the child got used to idea. I think she(friend) slowly moved into the background (general tidying helping etc)rather than dump and run. I think SHE (my friend) felt a bit fed-up and just wanted to scarper but the staff encouraged her to stay, not as a a fixture, just shadowy ifysim.
Don't know if your staff are on for that.
So frustrating when you thought he was nearly settled.

Long {sunny] visit to physiotherapist with ds1 on bus and foot.
Fine until he refused to go back to school, [something to do with being frightened of a teacher who was cross with him - I can well understand why teacher would be - when he shouts and screamshmmso suddenly day has backed up aargh and am left feeling emotionally wrung out again [hmm hmm hmm]

Anyway managed to get him back for 1pm.
Off to school now for a bit of shelving duties.

Need to send my marriage cert to bank this afternoon. Mustn' forget that...
And possibly visit another secondary school which gives kids three hours homework in y7 - will verify this and then cross it off my list FOR SURE.

Hello Greyhairs - find I keep going back to beginning too, don't be ashamed of it...

swanriver Tue 29-Sep-09 13:16:24

a bit of shelving duty/few shelving duties (grammar blush

swanriver Tue 29-Sep-09 13:22:12

EHM - horrible having to negotiate over price - takes a nerve of iron

RubysReturn Tue 29-Sep-09 14:45:32

eek just bought dsi for dd xmas. Used tesco vouchers and paid £88 for it and two games! Hope she likes the damn thing!

swanriver Tue 29-Sep-09 14:52:27

sent cert off smile
did shelf duty

now 15 mins tidy

well done on Xmas decisiveness Ruby

SimplyWantsAMagicWandPlease Tue 29-Sep-09 15:40:47

Good afternoon to all. I have read the thread but won't post individual comments as I need to walk the dog before the kids get home from school.

Revised done list:-
~ put food shopping away
~ do washing up and put away
~ tidy up baking/bikkie c'd
~ nick the chest pocket from dh's overalls so that I can use the material as a patch elsewhere. He really needs a new pair but can't find one which has sufficient arm and leg stretch in it. Men!

Countingthegreyhairs Tue 29-Sep-09 16:30:04

Thanks very much all for giving us your blessing and for all your encouragement!

I think I might be back on here seeking advice from time to time with the routines if that's oK grin

Hello EHM - I'm sorry - how could I have missed you?!!

and hello to Leo MagicWand and anyone else I have missed

Swan that's very good to know - thank you

Good luck tomorrow Ruby ....

RubysReturn Tue 29-Sep-09 16:50:11

Wafts feather duster to give proper blessing to thread!

My friend has just turned up with good luck card and flowers! I do have some very kind freinds. This is a warm and fuzzy day!

TeaMonster Tue 29-Sep-09 17:06:04

Evening all

Well I had screaming and shouting as I dropped DS2 at preschool, but it stopped and he stayed the whole session - he didnt have much choice really as I had to go to councelling.

I have discussed with DH and we are going to just do that. Cruel to be kind, as he told one of the staff that he cries so mummy comes as he likes being at home - he isnt daft.

Fly wise nothing much done, but I will post packages tomorrow.

Rubes Good luck for tomorrow.

I am tired and will be having an early night

swanriver Tue 29-Sep-09 18:05:43

Good for you TM!

tidying 15 mins
park for an hour after school
homework x 2 (had to drag them to table aargh)
violin practice for ds1 went very well too
ds1 (9) went to shops and bought some apples by himself - one road to cross, I am very pleased at his new skill! Dd and I watched him from afar.
given up on secondary school visiting for this week, don't think I could stand another inspirational talk.

scrambled egg for tea and veg

leothelioness Tue 29-Sep-09 18:55:16

Todays list
dressed done done
Get kids to school done
ironing doing half done
lunch done
dinner done
load dishwasher done

see you all tomorrow!

scattyspice Tue 29-Sep-09 19:05:23

Hi all . Have been busy today with school runs and work meetings and gymnastics and Sainsburys.

Counting good idea to start together from scratch smile

Ruby <wispers> good luck tomorrow smile

Tea Maybe he's been feeling poorly.

BB tomorrow

wendyhappysmile Tue 29-Sep-09 19:13:41

Hello all
You all sound tired sad - hope you feel better tomorrow
Ruby Good luck tomorrow!
I have bought a few Xmas presents today too, but lots and lots of kids' stuff, to be sorted out later - nothing big. Determined to be more organised about Xmas this year! Usually I think I am organised then a week before realise I have loads to get!
DS's birthday in a month's time, then DD's 3 weeks later, so I bought all the stuff for party bags, table decorations etc for both him and DD.
I have my Pampered Chef party on Thurs night and haven't cleaned the house yet - eek! Thursday I'm hoping to have the whole day doing it and will crack on tomorrow afternoon too. DD and Ds both complaining of sore throats so hoping they are well enough to go to school/grandma's on Thursday!!
see you all tomorrow

Starbear Tue 29-Sep-09 19:30:47

Evening All Just popped in to say hello.
Will be home to tomorrow with chores.
Just a few important nods to people.
Countingthegreyhairs I think its a brill idea. I'm still on very babysteps but I did buy the book, I have a horde of self-help books, I read instead of just doing blush
Ruby Have a good day, Break a leg smile
TM Hope the lurgy goes away.
Off to make some working Mum's dinner for DH. (all prepacked stuff) I'll cook like a SAHM tomorrow smile
Wendy Blimey I haven't even brought Ds's birthday present and its next week!
Hi Scatty LEO Swan Makingchanges
Simply I was that civil servant today just stats for the various bosses hmm
EHM Tomorrows another daywink
Hope I got you all.

OrdinarySAHM Tue 29-Sep-09 20:53:55


I haven't achieved much as I was having an 'I'm in a mood leave me alone' day.

I bought myself some new boots which made me happier.

The only worthwhile things I've really done are:

-DD reading book and spellings practice
-DS reading book (he has his first 'proper' reading book which I'm very excited about! and writing practice
-cook tea (but it's nothing like MasterChef)

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