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Stepping our way through Autumn old and new steppers welcome

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BlackCatinchaos Mon 15-Oct-12 10:41:43

Hi all, I have been absent for a little while. Don't know about you but I could do with a new thread --for a kick up the bum--

All welcome. smile

Just jump in where you are, this thread is about doing a little at a time to step our way towards organisation and a clean tidy home.

Visit flylady for inspiration (will link in a mo)

No hard and fast rules here just a bit of motivation required!! grin

Anyone want to join?

BlackCatinchaos Mon 15-Oct-12 10:47:42

Scout19075 Mon 15-Oct-12 10:51:50


BlackCatinchaos Mon 15-Oct-12 10:52:54

Hi Scout How are you?

Scout19075 Mon 15-Oct-12 10:56:23

Gah, where'd my post go?!

I'm cold. How are you, Cats?

Chocchip88 Mon 15-Oct-12 10:58:57

Ooh yes please. I have been back on track for a week but I think a week is the most I've ever done! We're having a party for DS's 2nd birthday on Sat and I do NOT want to be running around like an idiot hiding all the mess on Sat morning.
Both boys about to go down for their naps so I promise to start working through my list then.

Scout19075 Mon 15-Oct-12 11:02:12

Sadly Toddler no longer naps. And we're down to a being a one car family and 99% of the time MrScout has the car so "permanently hiding" things can be a challenge.

I've been working through my to do list today and am doing well but need to stop for a few minutes.

BlackCatinchaos Mon 15-Oct-12 11:10:59

Hi Chocchip88 smile

I'm not too bad Scout, just find it a bit hard to get going some days. --I blame the lure of the internet-- grin

No, on a more serious note, it feels a bit lonely here some days while DH is at work and the DC are at school/nursery. DD isn't in nursery long enough for me to get a jobs (2 hours) and if I wanted her in nursery longer it would cost money we haven't got. Catch 22!

Chocchip88 Mon 15-Oct-12 11:11:15

By 'as soon as they are down for their naps' I obv meant after I'd say down with some caffeine and some crisps!

BlackCatinchaos Mon 15-Oct-12 12:34:37

I'm hoping to get started after lunch. DD is now home from nursery.

Scout19075 Mon 15-Oct-12 13:15:19

Toddler is having his lunch and then we're off to the indoor/outdoor toddler group. It's cold. I don't fancy walking but have no choice.

Chocchip88 Mon 15-Oct-12 19:16:42

Well I did everything on my list grin very pleased with myself. Got the Internet shop to do tonight though which I HATE.
How did everyone else get on?

bessie26 Mon 15-Oct-12 20:26:40

<waves & scuttles off to shine the sink>

BlackCatinchaos Mon 15-Oct-12 21:17:39

Well done Chocchipsmile, I'm afraid I didn't do too well today but hey there's always tomorrow! wink

BlackCatinchaos Mon 15-Oct-12 21:18:37

<Waves to bessie>

Chocchip88 Mon 15-Oct-12 21:20:49

I did it! The dreaded online shop done for another week.
Whispers - I don't actually do the shining of sink bit - ssshhhh!
Night all!

bessie26 Mon 15-Oct-12 22:45:55

I HATE the weekly online shop. Actually, that's a lie - I really hate the meal planning, once that's done, doing the shopping list is fairly easy.

Who do you shop with choc? I moved from sains to tescos a few months ago & find their website much easier to use (although my friend says exactly the opposite!)

AdoraBell Mon 15-Oct-12 23:32:52

Hi everyone

Today's been a relaxing one, DD2 brought me breakfast in bed as a way of saying thank you for the sleep over. We've walked dogs, watched a new, to us, movie and I've done some laundry. WM is on it's service wash as dinner cooks. Just need to remove nail varnish for school and prep packed lunch. Once dogs are fed I'll prep their food for the morning, table for brekkies and clothes for the morning. With OH away I need to be organised for the school run. I'm shopping tomorrow after a meaning with DD1's teacher.

Scout19075 Tue 16-Oct-12 07:46:52

Today we'll be mostly out of the house. I have a GP appointment in an hour then off to take MrScout to work so I can have the car. Toddler and I are going skating today.

Chocchip88 Tue 16-Oct-12 08:44:56

bessie I used Ocado. I had a £20 off voucher and then they suckered me in by giving away free champagne of my 5th shop. I think I'm on my 4th shop! I used to use Tesco which I liked and have a £15 off Sains shop which I will try after I get my champagne.
Today's flying has been scuppered by the GIGANTIC spider I have just seen. I am currently sat on the sofa crying and may have to stay here until 6 when DH gets home sad

PumpkInDublic Tue 16-Oct-12 11:25:38

<waves> Morning All!

Slept badly then slept in so feel groggy. Had dippy eggs and toast with DS. Allowed him an hour on the Xbox so I'm going to start my Crisis cleaning. I'm so nearly there as we have a house inspection tomorrow. It's tidy and clean but he's going to be checking skirting boards for disrepair and I don't want to look like a slattern!

Also DP is back from a business trip around 5pm so I want to be done by then so I can enjoy his company rather than be scuttling around fretting about dust on cupboards.

YY Black, "on a more serious note, it feels a bit lonely here some days while DH is at work and the DC are at school/nursery." That has easily been my biggest problem since becoming unemployed. I feel I spend my life waiting for DP and DS to come home.

BlackCatinchaos Tue 16-Oct-12 13:03:00

Hello all,

Today I have:
spent an hour on pinterest blush
got DS to school and DD to nursery
picked DD up from nursery
had lunch
loaded washing machine
fed the cat
shredded some paperwork
and done a small amount of washing up --hate washing up-- --so boring--

AdoraBell Tue 16-Oct-12 16:30:08

I don't know why, but last night I didn't sleep. At all.

TA Das so far (in zombie mode)

Up & dressed
Kettle on & drinks poured for DDs
Dogs sorted and fed
Woke DDs
Made coffee
Prodded DDs again
Scoffed breakfast (croissant, cold with jam) whilst prepping school snack,
Hollered at DDs
Got car ready
Made another 1/2 cup of coffee
DDs finally came down to eat
School run, they missed the bell by the skin of their teeth and got written down as late
Meeting with DD1's teacher, who tought DD was absent because she's never late. Positive meeating.
Coffee and toast en route home
WM on
Beds stripped and other laundry prepped
Flopped in front of TV with a cup of tea
Checked status of DHL parcel OH is expecting
Second load in WM

I missed the bin men, but it's not full and they'll be back on Thursday

After school I need to drive into town to chance school shoes for DD1

CamperWidow Wed 17-Oct-12 08:55:29

Morning all!

Nice and full day here, though not as bad as tomorrow will be!
We've got pre pre-school toddler group this am and then a playdate this afternoon.
Ta da;
up and dressed
shiny sink
wm on
hoovered Muddles mess/breakfast
made hedgehogs out of loo rolls for painting later

To Do;
go to Wendy Club
what's for tea
rr living room before playdate
put clothes away
attempt my first blanket square!
book Drs for DH
book smear test (yay blush)
prep Beaver stuff for tomorrow
make sure Beaver/ballet/baby bags are ready for tomorrow
try and get a decent kip!

PumpkInDublic Wed 17-Oct-12 12:12:27

Good morning!

Up and dressed.
Beds made
Curtains and windows opened.
Pets seen too.
DP dropped off at work.
Dusted and Hoovered downstairs
Washing up done.
Elevensies of Sausage Butties for DS and I.

Flopped out on couch with Radio 4 now.

To do
Dust and hoover upstairs.
Clean bathroom.
Wipe down kitchen and mop floor.

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