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TeaMonster Sat 07-Nov-09 08:56:47

Helloooooooooo all

I am letting MadDad have a rest - he deserves it.

MiniMad is not feeling well - sore throat and Maxi mad has been up since 5am

I have put a vid of minimad dancing at the disco on the blog

wendyhappysmile Sat 07-Nov-09 09:31:15

Oh dear Tea hope you are feeling better there.
DS's party today, need to crack on preparing the house for 16 five year olds followed by 30 odd adults!
See you later all who follow

Knickers0nMaHead Sat 07-Nov-09 10:20:00

Hope mini gets well soon tea.

Wendy, so if I hear lots of shouting kids I know it is you wink grin

Starbear Sat 07-Nov-09 10:36:45

Morning all
Very envy TM having a brother & mates set up such a fun night. Kids looked like they had a great time. I'll try and share our staff kids party video with you all in January. Not sure my techo skills will be able to do it. Sorry couldn't post on your blog as I don't have a google account. (all this does my head in)
StarBear dad was very kind to me yesterday re my Diary mishap. I'm hoping it will all work out.
Boys have gone out to get my my Birthday present. He only has 45 mins before he has to take Ds to gymnastic so it will be something he can grab (that's my man!) sad
I have I'm going shopping in a mo with my trolley can't cope with the traffic outside. So it will be a small packet of soap powder smile

Right have made plans with one of Ds's school mates to meet in the park at 2pm so better get a move on. After that dinner at a mates house. (I knew it was an investment to cook for other people) I'm going to leave the housework completely today @what the heck (I changed the rude word.biscuit just love the emotion so cute.

TeaMonster Sat 07-Nov-09 11:04:13

Star Having a Bro and SIL that run a social club (for that read old fashioned workingmens club) is superb.

Next event is Childrens Disco on 8th December
Panto - childerella 23rd December
Childrens Christmas Party 28 December.

The events are 50p for members!!!!

It is such a wonderful time for the children and they do such a good job. It makes up for the fact that they are always working and we dont see them on an evening very often

I am taking MaxiMad to a party this afternoon and as I have not been able to buy a gift I have made one - a zip pouch with the girls name on it and filled it with wooden beads to make neclaces. Is this a good pressie for a 5 year old??????

scattyspice Sat 07-Nov-09 12:44:48

grin tea. my DD finally learnt to walk (at 2 1/2) by spending a whole night dancing with glamerous bridesmadids at BILs wedding smile. Ds dances like a power ranger hmm.

Have a good aft in the park star (lovely and sunny here)

Good luck wendy - hope you have a good party(parties)

Hi knickers what you up to today?.

Well dh and dc have gone to ils for the day so just me (I know how you envy me lol). Have been to get hair cut.

To do;
banking
avon order
buy bannanas and jeans
laundry
wrap Xmas presents
video star wars

BBL

Simply Sat 07-Nov-09 14:35:11

Hello to everyone. Thanks for the thread Tea.

I'm having a quiet day today as both dd and ds have been busy with various things the last few days and I'll need to chauffeur dd around this evening.

Done:-
~ got up and breakfasted
~ went back to bed for a nap (naughty!)
~ got showered and dressed
~ took dd to work
~ two loads of washing on
~ cleaned out the cat litter tray
~ mopped the downstairs loo floor
~ sorted out recycling
~ put the shopping dh bought away
~ hoovered around a bit
~ took ds' curtains down. I'm planning to wash them @ 60 degrees and I'm hoping they don't shrink.

Yesterday I made the discovery that the living room lights give out much more light when the bulbs are wiped clean and the light bulb holders are wiped free of loads of dust! blush

Tea The gift sounds lovely!

Starbear and scatty. I'm very envious of your good weather. It is very grey and wet here.

Wolfcub Sat 07-Nov-09 14:43:13

afternoon all*

*tea
that sounds like a lovely gift

done
supermarket shop
shopping put away
cleaned a couple of kitchen surfaces
washing up done
wet washing hung up
dry washing folded

hmm, did more than I thought

trying to rest my back now as we are going to my parents later for sparklers and sausages

Knickers0nMaHead Sat 07-Nov-09 16:00:48

afternoon all. Managed to get a fair bit done today. Hoovered the whole house as ex picked dyson up today. Mopped all floors that need mopping. Dropped phone in mop bucket! Grrrr

Starbear Sat 07-Nov-09 16:30:41

Knickers Is that always the way! You put more effort into housework and an evil lazy fairy goes & make your phone drop into a bucket! I'm sure she's at work in my house by making important events disappear from my head when I've been trying even harder to be organised.
Tea I would love to make the things you do. I saw cute little Cathy Kidson type aprons in Zara for kids, today £10!shock Okay can I give you a challenge. What creative thing could I make from white cotton shirts & small white buttons? I'm about to throw out these shirts but thought I could do something with them but what?
I think the little girl will love your present.
Scatty Stayed lovely and dry. The girl's dad was nice too. Not as good looking as my DH) I know you want a vomit emotion now!
knickers Well done & now how are you going to reward yourself?
Wolf Enjoy sparklers & sausages. We are taking sparklers to mates house too. A little rest sounds the right thing to do right now.
Simply Brilliant idea (get it!) I'll see if I have time to do that tomorrow.
Wendy You'll be middle of the madness now hope you've all had fun.
See you later I am going to have a 45min whizz around the house.[bisciut]

Knickers0nMaHead Sat 07-Nov-09 16:44:28

Im off across the road soon to a bonfire! Dd at exs so i only have ds. Btw, how do i get rid of a poo smell. Dd decided to inspect the contents of her nappy this morning then rubbed it in the carpet. Can still smell it!

Simply Sat 07-Nov-09 18:39:33

Starbear Yep! smile

I have made another discovery. Hidden at the back of the dishwasher door is loads of black gunk! To find it, open the d/w door so it is flat, stand to one side, reach down and wipe from one side to the other with a dampened cloth or kitchen towel. Eeeewww at what appears on the cloth!

Knickers I think the answer might be to sprinkle bicarb of soda over the area, leave for a few hours and then hoover up. Even if it doesn't do any good, I can't imagine it would do any harm.

Right. I am going to do some hoovering and then some ironing. See you tomorrow!

scattyspice Sat 07-Nov-09 20:06:17

Don't worry knickers the poo smell fades after a while (or at least you become used to it hmm).

Have just spent an interesting 40mins watching a 6yo and a 4yo trying to choose a dvd that they both wanted to watch! Usually I make the final decision, but i decided to leave them to it today (with the warning that the longer it took them to make a decision the less time they'd have left before bed to actually watch it). It turns out DS is a fine negotiator.

Wolfcub Sun 08-Nov-09 07:39:59

Morning all

dishwasher unloaded and reloaded
all dp's crap tidied off the coffee table and floor in the living room
I am back in bed with a cup of tea

Knickers0nMaHead Sun 08-Nov-09 08:23:34

Morning everyone. I only have the tv to polish then Im done!

Wolf, enjoy your cup of tea in bed!

Wendy, hope the party went well and your house isnt too trashed.

Star, could you make little chefs hats/outfits for the dcs with the shirts? failing that, Im sure they could be used as rag cloths.

scattyspice Sun 08-Nov-09 09:06:02

morning Wolf and knickers. What are you doing today?

Dh has gone for a walk with his mate so I'm taking DC swimming later then:
DS homework
laundry
ironing

Dh said that ils may not be coming to us for Xmas this year so it might just be us for Xmas Day (for the first time). I am secretly looking forward to the prospect smile.

Knickers0nMaHead Sun 08-Nov-09 09:30:10

That should be nice for you scatty. Think I might go sort out a bit of the garden into a veg patch later. Not much else to do really.

RubysReturn Sun 08-Nov-09 09:45:45

Hi all

Had good day yesterday celebrating dds birthday. Big girl now. Cakes went down well despite the two phase baking in our oven and neighbours.

Am also nursing some tooth pain. I think a prob with an elderly crown. Bit worried it will be £££ to treat so may need to have it extracted. Handily, I apparantly have a spare tooth, which may erupt to fill the gap. Or I will look like toothless crone.

However, cannot get appt for a while due to exam mayhem.

Love the gift idea Mad - could be moneyspinner I bet!

RubysReturn Sun 08-Nov-09 11:12:19

hAVE JUST BOOKED dH XMAS GIFT oops sorry for shouting.

Going to see War Horse grin

FlappyGrouchybatOscar Sun 08-Nov-09 11:35:46

Hello FLYladies

Feeling a bit all over the place but DONE today

Make bed
Feed cats
Empty DW
Feed Cats
Clean toilet
Scrub bathroom floor
Empty bins
Make Rocky Road Crunch
Coax homework from Batboy -involved taking down his little table, lugging it upstairs and rebuilding it. Good job only 4 screws
Check for DH Xmas gift -seems I'm defaulting to Technical Lego 9again1)

Got a temp lunchtime job at the local school. I'll be supporting a child with severe disabilities until further notice. I'm really pleased

Make up storage boxes

wendyhappysmile Sun 08-Nov-09 12:57:01

Hey girlies
My house is trashed!
Guests left at just before 11! DD had put herself to bed, and DS was drowsy on the sofa - felt like a really bad parent! But they so enjoyed themselves, and slept later this morning, that it's all ok.
It was all a bit stressful tbh, for the first half an hour. My BF who is renowned for being late, didn't turn up til an hour late - now how can you be an hour late for a children's party which lasts for 2 hours?! I was really cross, as that was 4 children down - she has 3 and one other was coming with her. Plus my friends from Durham cancellled due to their little one being poorly - that meant 7 children down. It was hard to adjust the activities to the remaining 9 children, when you're forever thinking more will turn up ... The second half was good, though, and the children loved the glow sticks I'd got - I think dancing in the dark with their glow stick was their favourite bit! The adult party was a bit stressy too, as everyone arrived at once, starving, and there were still children there from the children party (several didn't leave for over an hour!!).
Anyway, it's my own fault for doing such elaborate parties.
Rant over.
Off to get bathed and dressed - been playing with DC, watching Strictly and slowly tidying up.

Wolfcub Sun 08-Nov-09 15:16:00

done
wm unloaded reloaded and on
somewhere between a clean and an s&s of the bathroom
kitchen floor swept
rubbish out
played with ds
kitchen surfaces cleaned
ds's lunch made
wm unloaded again
weeds and thistles growing in street outside back door pulled up
insides of wedding invites written up on computer - will print out once ds is in bed and I have checked the spellings of all the last names
parcel packed up and card written to take to post office during lunch tomorrow

RubysReturn Sun 08-Nov-09 15:46:47

Fantastic Grouch! What a boost to your confidence - and who knows where it might lead?

However <<reverts to strict voice>>, this is going to be extra - what are you going to 'let go' in order to safe guard your health??????????????

We all need a robust Grouchy, you know.

Knickers0nMaHead Sun 08-Nov-09 16:15:30

I am very proud of myself! Ive just lit my very first bonfire. Pity there is only myself and ds to enjoy it though.

RubysReturn Sun 08-Nov-09 16:16:50

Did you check for hedghogs>??????????????

panic!

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