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October Slatterns/Listmakers - clearing cobwebs and scary spiders, join us!

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HalfMumHalfBiscuit Tue 06-Oct-09 16:12:27

My first thread blush.

FlameWithTooManyHormones Tue 06-Oct-09 16:14:17

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaah to the slagging off. It seems to happen on a cycle tbh.

What works for some, don't work for others.

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Tue 06-Oct-09 16:15:35

Whew that was scary, wasn't sure if you'd find the thread.

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Tue 06-Oct-09 16:15:58

How are you feeling Flame?

FlameWithTooManyHormones Tue 06-Oct-09 16:16:40

Grumpy wink Hence staying away as I was sick of moaning and I'm def not actually getting anything done!

How about you?

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Tue 06-Oct-09 16:21:26

Every time I try to do a job something starts hurting (ribs, bump, back etc.). Also a bit knackered / emotional e.g. cried at an assistant at Laura Ashley today because she spent ages finding the manager to give me a refund on crap over expensive clock. She kept me standing at the counter for ages and my back was killing me. Stoopid people do they not know I wanted it immediately grr.

scaryclaireyboo Tue 06-Oct-09 16:21:44

smile

scaryclaireyboo Tue 06-Oct-09 16:23:11

That was at the thread not in response to your ailments! Hope both babies come soon

FlameWithTooManyHormones Tue 06-Oct-09 16:24:06

I had to wait 1 1/2 hrs for pizza the other night, and then they had sent the wrong base... cried over that blush

Pumpkinbummum Tue 06-Oct-09 16:24:56

Found you!

Well Done HMHB

Flame moan away, you have an excuse for not getting anything done I have just been a true slattern

here I go with a short list

DONE
schoolruns
docs appointments dd1
homeworks

TO DO
Defrost mince for dinner
clear kitchen get dinner on
load dishwasher
make pack lunches
sort out lodgements for tomorrow
sort clean washing!!

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Tue 06-Oct-09 16:35:06

Flame - they just don't understand. My worst was the parking ticket incident. Cried for approx 2 hours.

At Laura Ashley today I had the feeling that I shouldn't really be out in public.

Suppose I better write a list..

Jobs this eve
Put shopping away
Make some tea/snack for DS
Bath DS
DS to bed
Dinner for DH and I

HalfMumHalfBiscuit Tue 06-Oct-09 16:48:46

PMSL at the thread that Norktastic highlighted earlier.

If you want help with bringing on the baby Flame - this could be it - LOL.

this thread

NorktasticNinja Tue 06-Oct-09 17:09:23

Ah, a new thread. That's much easier grin

Massive sympathies Flame and HMHB. I'm still sooooo glad DS is out, every day I think 'thank fuck I'm not pregnant any more'. He's 4 months already... Am pleased I'm not an elephant!

Just prep-ed a fish pie, then DP phoned to say he's stuck in enormous traffic jams and wont be home in time to eat. No point in cooking it now just for DD, it'll be spoiled if I re-heat it. Oh well, at least that's tomorrows dinner sorted! Off to have a cup of tea and then make scrambled eggs for DD. We'll probably just have eggs too.

As you see my lists keep growing throughout the day - I'm trying to work out what I do / should do so I can plan things better wink

All up and dressed DONE
Breakfast (inc. self) DD DONE... ME DONE but being midday (here) I suppose it's cheating to call it breakfast really
Bins and recycling out MISSED BIN MEN BUT RECYCLING OUT ON TIME
DS consultatiebureau 8:35 DONE - DS vaccinated, weighed, measured and generally checked. All well.
Tidy/clean up breakfast things DONE - thank goodness I didn't give DD weetabix
hoover downstairs DONE (inc. pantry shock)
Mop downstairs
tidy DD's room DONE
tidy DS's room DONE
tidy our room DOING
Change bed linen, crib, 2x cot, our bed DONE
Washing DRYING
Do emergency weeding VERY WORST BITS DONE
tidying in the garden
Fold nappies washed yesterday DONE
Wash in dryer DONE (just heard it beep that it's finished!)
Fold and put away wash DONE
lunch DONE
tidy/clean up lunch things DONE
Cook dinner DONE
clean/tidy kitchen DONE
Cook dinner again, twice FFS
clean cooker top
Clear table after dinner
load dishwasher
clean/tidy kitchen
sweep through sitting room/dining room/kitchen
tidy away toys
fold washing
EMPTY THE DISHWASHER BEFORE YOU GO TO BED, FOR ONCE, SLATTERN!

Ongoing:
Hand cream is by the sink for a reason... DONE ONCE
Weigh self once a week until baby weight is off(ish)
Drink more water
Don't be so damn grumpy with DP in the mornings SAYS I WAS SWEET THIS MORNING smile

Other stuff:
Sew various buttons back on
Start getting filing back in order
Work on Master Plan
Work on finance/budget sheet
Trim DD's hair DONE - CHECK AFTER NEXT WASH
sort DS's wardrobe & drawers
Get next size baby clothes from attic
Damn ironing
organise & tidy attic/office/spare room
clean attic bathroom
clean laundry area
de-fluff tumble dryer crevices
Toys - organise/cull/swap in sitting room/DD's room/attic
my drawers of doom
our wardrobe of doom
landing cupboard of doom
last bit of DD's wardrobe + draws + inbouwkastje

NorktasticNinja Tue 06-Oct-09 17:10:29

Ooops, sorry, most of you ladies probably don't like swearing. That is what I think though blush

JustKeepSlayingVampires Tue 06-Oct-09 17:29:41

Lol Norks

HMHB - well done you, & pg and all

Tues:
- all up DONE & breakfasted DONE
- clean up catsick <nice> DONE
- general tidy pre-cleaners DONE
- all dressed DONE
- strip beds & find clean bedding DONE
- ds1 to pre-sch DONE
- cleaners here DONE
- ds2 nap DONE
- me escape as N DS2-sits, yey! DONE
- collect ds1 DONE
- lunch & tidy up DONE
- ds2 nap DONE
- ds1 & me out, yey! DONE
- tea DONE
- boys bath & bed
- quick tidy of kitchen
- me to orchestra (sitter confirmed)

Ongoing:
- get photos of family & hang them up
- get on with friend's family tree GotFileOut
- transfer all family trees over to Mac software
- then go through 1911 census
- organise (Started), upload & order photos of boys
- listen to more orch music on youtube
- fix my bike (flat tyre)
- sort out security light outside grr
- get new 10ml syringe for ds2's drugs (from hosp on Wed when there for ds1 appt poss)
- sort out new scanner
- clean & return one borrowed highchair
- fix loo roll holder (tools in shed, it's raining, nuff said!)
- info stuff for nanny
- see if cat should go to vet (has been sick a few times recently)

SpookyAlice Tue 06-Oct-09 17:55:30

Evening all smile

Haven't been about today as i do a course on tuesdays but it seems to be a logistical nightmare getting horses, DD and myself ready in time for it. I literally felt like crying in Waitrose this evening because i couldn't find the calpol plug in thingies. I am not pg, just incredibly tired, and i currently have a stinky cat sat on my lap waving it's bum in my face and a DD that is wandering round grizzling <sob>

I think virtual chocolate and glasses of wine are in order this evening for all (its ok pg ones can have virtual wine) grin

Going back to sticky handprints; We went to visit my step mum's parents (her and my dad now separated) at the beginning of september and apparently step nan has not cleaned the bottom half of their glass door since because there are little Daisy handprints on it and they make her smile everytime she sees it smile

Pumpkinbummum Tue 06-Oct-09 17:57:18

grin norks

Ok this is how the thread works

list all the things you need to do,
some people even put down long standing jobs or just jobs for today,
but since we are not fly ladies no more than 3 completed lists in a week?? think thats right
get up, dressed washed etc can be included so we have more dones, especially as we know that sometimes after having a baby(eg) getting up showered and dressed is a days work when you really just want to stay in your jammies

so generally its putting your list on here and having abit of a gossip at the same time, and make some lovely mn friendssmile

we did have a chat thread going but think we generally still use this for a good moan chat

Smallblessings & Comewhinewithme had us on tenderhooks a few threads back they had their babies

so now it is HMHB & Flames turn

Then it will be over to JKSwink thats going to be on her xmas to do listgrin

Alibooobaandthe40phantoms Tue 06-Oct-09 18:11:03

Found you all <offers virtual wine and nibbles all round>

Alice - that is sooo lovely

Nork - don't worry about a bit of swearing, certainly doesn't bother me, I am awful IRL but restrain myself here!

Flame - you were spoiling for a fight weren't you thinking that someone was being mean to HMHB? grin

I have done no more jobs this afternoon, too tired. Rang my Mum because they are off on holiday for a week tomorrow and she managed to upset about my brother, grr. Then she said 'well I'm just not going to talk about it anymore'. Hallelujah, that's what I've been trying to get her to do for the last 4 months. angry I love my Mum, she's great and we have a good relationship, but sometimes....!!!!!!
I also have horrendous PMT which is not helping - DH is pouring me a medicinal G&T

TODAY
Up and dressed - done
DS boobed, changed and dressed - done
Take DH to station for 7:15am - he drove himself
Breakfast x 2 - done
Unload dishwasher - done
Tidy kitchen - done
Jolly babies - no
Make banana cake - done
DH home v. early - done
Lunch here - done
Wash nappies - done
Wash and lanolise wool wraps
Bannisters
Dust upstairs
Hoover spare room - done
Dinner x 3 - in the oven, fishfingers for DS and fish and chips for us from the freezer
Clear up
DS bath and bed
Change our bedding

KITCHEN
Clean cooker - done
Sweep floor again - how does it get so mucky in 24 hours???? - done
Mop floor - done

BATHROOM
Hoover floor - done
Wipe over bath and shower screen - done
Windowsill - done
Basin - done

cikecaka Tue 06-Oct-09 18:45:43

TO DO
Everyone up DONE
Breakfast DONE
Make Lunches DONE
DCs to school DONE
Dress DD3 DONE
DD3 to toddler group DONE (3 hrs peace, anyone remember when I was upset at the thought of her going )
Tidy Kitchen DONE
Put clothes away
Washing RAINING
Tidy sitting room DONE
DD2 room STARTED
Make lunch for DH DONE
Tidy up DONE
Get hair blowdried DONE
Collect DDs from school DONE
Make DCs Dinner DOING
Buy Irish version of Okay/Hello (VIP), because DNIECE photo in it {Proud aunty smiley] DONE
Wash Dinner Dishes
Make Tea for DH
GO to girls school agm

JustKeepSlayingVampires Tue 06-Oct-09 18:46:34

Ali - G&T for me too please!!

Plum - pmsl!! maybe Jan list....

Left to do:
- boys bathabandoned & bed DS2Gone
- quick tidy of kitchen
- me to orchestra (sitter confirmed)
- dh home late

Ongoing:
- get photos of family & hang them up
- get on with friend's family tree GotFileOut
- transfer all family trees over to Mac software
- then go through 1911 census
- organise (Started), upload & order photos of boys
- listen to more orch music on youtube
- fix my bike (flat tyre)
- sort out security light outside grr
- get new 10ml syringe for ds2's drugs (from hosp on Wed when there for ds1 appt poss)
- sort out new scanner
- clean & return one borrowed highchair
- fix loo roll holder GotTools
- info stuff for nanny
- see if cat should go to vet (has been sick a few times recently)

Pumpkinbummum Tue 06-Oct-09 18:52:30

I'm a bacardi & coke girl myself, if thats available,

Hope your mum sticks to it, my mum says it all the time but forgets herselfhmm

dh is off out to work so I have

fed cat & dog
loaded dishwasher & turned on
having a little respite on mn before bedtime starts dd2 needs togo soon as she is whining round the house,
she wants her daddy, neeeeeeeds her daddy,
not because he is away to work but because she couldn't have some Hanah Montona thing from dd1

scaryclaireyboo Tue 06-Oct-09 19:35:25

Norks I am a bad swearer too but trying to rein it in since dd muttered "for fucks sake" at her toys blush

Alice when I went to my sister's recently she had handprints from dd that had been there a whole year! She claims she deliberately didn't clean them off but I am hmm

Mmm gin. I have gin but no tonic. Gin and apple juice? Gin and orange juice? Gin and tropical hi huice? Gin and ancient f;at lemonade? Gin and wine?? Which shall I go for?

NorktasticNinja Tue 06-Oct-09 19:50:18

G&T for me too please, if there's any left! <chocolate cake anyone?>

I's 8:30pm the Dishwasher is on and the house is generally clean and tidy. This feels goooood grin

clairy - gin and orange is OK actually, definitely drinkable if you make it a long one. Have orange juice but no gin here. Gah. I don't tend to swear much IRL, but it just seems to happen on MN hmm

Plum - what'll happen to me in the unlikely event of me completing, say, 4 lists in a week. You wont all send me to the FLY ladies will you <quiver>

Left to do today:
Mop downstairs abandoned
tidy garden in the dark in the rain ? I think not
clean cooker top No
fold washing maybe later 'tis only sheets
EMPTY THE DISHWASHER BEFORE YOU GO TO BED, FOR ONCE, SLATTERN! probably will do

Ongoing:
Hand cream is by the sink for a reason... DONE TWICE. Tube empty. Eh?
Weigh self once a week until baby weight is off(ish)
Drink more water failed desperately
Don't be so damn grumpy with DP in the mornings SAYS I WAS SWEET THIS MORNING smile

Other stuff:
Sew various buttons back on
Start getting filing back in order
Work on Master Plan
Work on finance/budget sheet
Trim DD's hair DONE - CHECK AFTER NEXT WASH
sort DS's wardrobe & drawers
Get next size baby clothes from attic
Damn ironing
organise & tidy attic/office/spare room
clean attic bathroom
clean laundry area
de-fluff tumble dryer crevices
Toys - organise/cull/swap in sitting room/DD's room/attic
my drawers of doom
our wardrobe of doom
landing cupboard of doom
last bit of DD's wardrobe + draws + built-in cupcoard

Alibooobaandthe40phantoms Tue 06-Oct-09 19:53:39

OMG - DS is in bed, and quiet, and he had warm milk in his cup rather than boob, for the first time, ever!! I am still BFing in the morning and mid/late afternoon but it would be lovely to be released from the tyranny of bedtime.

Clairey - Gin and apple juice I think would be the best combination grin

Plum - <passes Bacardi>

TODAY
Up and dressed - done
DS boobed, changed and dressed - done
Take DH to station for 7:15am - he drove himself
Breakfast x 2 - done
Unload dishwasher - done
Tidy kitchen - done
Jolly babies - no
Make banana cake - done
DH home v. early - done
Lunch here - done
Wash nappies - done
Wash and lanolise wool wraps
Bannisters
Dust upstairs
Hoover spare room - done
Dinner x 3 - in the oven, fishfingers for DS and fish and chips for us from the freezer - done
Unload dishwasher
Clear up
DS bath and bed - done
Change our bedding

KITCHEN
Clean cooker - done
Sweep floor again - how does it get so mucky in 24 hours???? - done
Mop floor - done

BATHROOM
Hoover floor - done
Wipe over bath and shower screen - done
Windowsill - done
Basin - done

NorktasticNinja Tue 06-Oct-09 20:00:09

<round of applause for Ali and her DS>

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