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shouldbedoingthehousework · 05/02/2007 08:55

Kelly

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shouldbedoingthehousework · 05/02/2007 09:01

Good Morning

Dd is back at school at last thankfully so I'm hoping to get everything back to normal this week.
I've been really trying to keep a step ahead and it's generally been working so I plan to try to get cupboards tidy (under stairs, wardrobes etc) this week before half-term next week.

Ds and I will be out most of today so I don't have time to do very much. I've just been rushing around getting the dw and wm on and making beds etc so if nothing else happens at least the basics are covered

Don't fancy today's mission much but I expect our bin needs cleaning.

Have a good day everyone

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laloop · 05/02/2007 09:06

Morning shouldbe
Hope everyone had a nice weekend and your lo's are feeling better
It's ds2's 2nd birthday today so I might take him for a splash at the pool this morning. Have heaps of housework to do first though
Today's list

  • dishwasher, unload and load again
  • wash down kitchen surfaces, table and cooker
  • sweep kitchen floor and mop
  • dust surfaces downstairs
  • vacuum downstairs
  • recycling out
  • make beds done
  • out to get cake for birthday tea tonight (or I might make one, still to decide!)


Not sure I like the sound of today's mission
Jelley · 05/02/2007 09:41

Morning,

Happy birthday laloop's ds

My empty washing basket is full again. dd2 wet the bed

Todays list

clean fridge
hoover
hamster cage
window sills
emails
phone calls
washing
remake bed
tidy bedroom floor (dds)
take ds to dr
take ds to party
babysit neighbours ds at lunch time
bathroom
bins (monday is bin day, so I do it anyway. Wheelie bin not emptied til next week so that one won't get done)

Bethron · 05/02/2007 09:45

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ludaloo · 05/02/2007 10:00

Good Morning.

Happy Birthday to your ds Laloop


I need a big [smug] emoticon! I actually did the mission yesterday! We have been having very strange weather for FEB...it was beautiful over the weekend. Today looks like it is going to be the same. We were all out in the garden, and dh took the kids down to the stream. While they were all gone I felt the urge to spring clean!
I did the bin, the beds, finished the windows
and washed the nets in the living room.

My list today:
~D/W done
~W/M 1 load in
~Hanging clothes on line...1 load out
~Hoover upstairs
~Tidy kitchen
~Hoover downstairs

Kids all back at school/nursery...bit sniffly but much better. So I had better get cracking

See you all in a bit xx

ludaloo · 05/02/2007 10:01

Oh and Hello bethron

ludaloo · 05/02/2007 10:03

Jelley do you really wash your wheelie bin out
I couldn't face doing that!! It sits at the bottom of our garden so I don't need to smell it

tortoise · 05/02/2007 10:05

Morning all.
Happy birthdau laloops ds.
Welcome Bethron.

So far this morning i have..
WM on
TD on
Hoovered
Washed up
wiped worktops/cooker top
Dressed me and DD's
Done hair

Oooh need to do teeth!

Shopping should be here later. i can't wait. Not that i have any idea whats coming.Lol!

Mission is easy!! No bin here. Just a carrier bag on a hook in the kitchen which gets put in wheelie bin when its full. Weelie bin doesn't seem to get dirty.

Right off to brush teeth. Ewwww morning breath!!

Jelley · 05/02/2007 10:07

I chuck a bucket of bleachy water in it when it has been emptied, and give it a scrub with a broom.

ludaloo · 05/02/2007 10:12

Ahhhhhh I see Jelley Thats a good idea!

Tort Hope your delivery is what you need. I would be excited too!I love getting deliveries even when I do know what it is!!

glitterfairy · 05/02/2007 10:14

OMG AM so impressed with myself this is a first I have done this this morning Hurrah for me! Sorry guys but I usually look at the mission and think that would be nice and dont do it but today am going for gold!!!!

satinshoes · 05/02/2007 10:17

Morning all.

welcome bethron

happy birthday laloop's ds

well, another rubbish nights sleep here with dd1 waking up to cough all night and dd2 waking up to feed. why they cant wake at the same time is beyond me

dd1 at preschool and dd1 sleeping like an angel now

i have just cleaned the main bathroom and en suite from top to bottom as i havent done them properly for a while.

w/m on and d/w on. dry clothes taken off airer and ready to go upstairs tonight.

kitchen tidy but cant face the bin yet.

now off for cuppa and malt loaf.

tortoise · 05/02/2007 10:17

Right, nice minty breaths in the tort house now.

Ludo It is soo exciting. Might even get some new cooking challenges. Just wait for the how do you cook???? threads! Lol!

ludaloo · 05/02/2007 10:23

Good on you GF !!

satinshoes · 05/02/2007 10:52

right, quick whizz around the kitchen and i have done the following :

CLEAN CANISTER & STAINLESS STEEL ACCESSORIES
CLEAN CUPBOARD DOORS
CLEAN FAN FILTERS AND HOOD - REPLACED IN SEPTEMBER
CLEAN (& DESCALE IF NEEDED) KETTLE
CLEAN KITCHEN DOORS
CLEAN OVEN DOORS
CLEAN TILE SPLASHBACKS
CLEAN TOASTER & CRUMB TRAY
CLEAN UNDER SINK/THROW AWAY OLD RAGS
DUST BASEBOARDS
WIPE FINGERPRINTS OFF WALLS

I still have left to do :

CLEAN BREAD BIN
EMPTY REFG/CLEAN THOROUGHLY
STRAIGHTEN DRAWERS/CUPBOARDS
DEFROST FREEZERS
CLEAN OVENS INSIDE
CLEAN PET DISHES
CLEAN SINK
CLEAN DUSTBIN
CLEAN FLOOR

and then in utility room:

CLEAN THE SINK
CLEAN THE MICROWAVE
CLEAN THE TUMBLE DRYER CONDENSER & FILTERS
CLEAN THE GUNK FROM UNDER THE WASHER LID
CHECK SUPPLIES OF LAUNDRY DETERGENT, SOFTENER,SPOT REMOVER
HOOVER THE FLOOR
REMOVE THE COBWEBS
WIPE DOWN THE TOP OF THE WASHER AND DRYER

ludaloo · 05/02/2007 11:02

OOOOOOHHHHHHH Satin Can I pinch your list?????? (well some of it)


CLEAN CUPBOARD DOORS done
CLEAN FAN FILTERS AND HOOD
CLEAN (& DESCALE IF NEEDED) KETTLE done
CLEAN OVEN DOORS
CLEAN TILE SPLASHBACKS done
CLEAN TOASTER & CRUMB TRAY
CLEAN UNDER SINK/THROW AWAY OLD RAGS
DUST BASEBOARDS
WIPE FINGERPRINTS OFF WALLS
CLEAN BREAD BIN
EMPTY REFG/CLEAN THOROUGHLY
CLEAN OVENS INSIDE
CLEAN PET DISHES done
CLEAN SINK done
CLEAN DUSTBIN done
CLEAN THE MICROWAVE
CLEAN THE TUMBLE DRYER CONDENSER & FILTERS
CLEAN THE GUNK FROM UNDER THE WASHER LID done drawer
CHECK SUPPLIES OF LAUNDRY DETERGENT done
HOOVER THE FLOOR done
REMOVE THE COBWEBS done
WIPE DOWN THE TOP OF THE WASHER AND DRYER done

Phew....Loads to do!! All needs doing though so Thank you Satin

vwvic · 05/02/2007 11:04

Hey guys, can I join too? I'm pretty sure I have a problem with housework, in that I just find it so hard to motivate myself. It's made worse by the fact that I just don't seem to see the mess.
Things came to a head on saturday, and I think if I don't do something DH may well have me visiting the divorce courts....

So, what is fly for a newbie? anyone wanna give me a heads up, using words of only one syllable? {rather slothfuland embarassed woman emoticon needed}

laloop · 05/02/2007 11:06

Morning
Well done on everyone doing today's mission, can't face it just yet
After a very slow start here my list is starting to look better

  • dishwasher, unload and load againdone
  • wash down kitchen surfaces, table and cookerdone
  • sweep kitchen floor and mop - swept but still needs mopped (will do after baking session this afternoon)
  • dust surfaces downstairs - have run out of furniture polish so will do later
  • vacuum downstairsdone
  • recycling outdone
  • make beds done
  • out to get cake for birthday tea tonight (or I might make one, still to decide!)- have decided to make choc cake this afternoon when dd and ds1 back from school Any ideas for decorating it?


Hi bethron tortoise - enjoy your shopping when it comes
ludaloo - glad the lo's a bit better, sounds like you had a nice day yesterday
glitterfairy - well done for tackling today's mission already
satinshoes and jelley - great lists, have motivated me to get a move on this morning
satinshoes · 05/02/2007 11:15

welcome wvic Flylady is about cleaning in small chunks so you see results and maintain motivation.

Check the flylady website. Start with babysteps


ludaloo - my list is a tailored version of the flyzones list I just work through each zone with list and mark them off each week.

P.S I have cleaned the kitchen bin . YUK YUK YUK and the downstairs loo.

Quite pleased. Now plan to rest until DD1 needs collecting from pre-school. In 2 minds whether to let DD2 sleep and pray she sleeps until 12.30 when we're back, or whether to wake her for a feed before i go.

laloop · 05/02/2007 11:27

Hi vwvic
thanks for flyzones list link satinshoes, going to print it off now - looks very useful

tortoise · 05/02/2007 11:42

Welcome vwvic

Cupboards wiped down
WM wiped
DW wiped
TD wiped
Toaster de-crumbed
Tiles wiped down
Kettle wiped over
All with DD1 climbing around my legs.Grrr!

Bethron · 05/02/2007 11:42

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tortoise · 05/02/2007 11:45

Forgot to add
Cleaned empty cupboards! Soon to have food in hopefully.

laloop · 05/02/2007 11:54

Another job to add to my list, ds2 has just arrived downstairs looking like a toddler-sized boy george. Have just checked my bedroom and he has managed to plough through the contents of my make-up bag while I was on phone to my mum
Both he and the dressing table now in need of attention from some baby wipes

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