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Weekly Flylady Thread 2nd December 2012
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# 181
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:39 PM
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DS has been decluttered to nursery, had a bite of food out on the run as my reward. Roads are rough everywhere, sat having nice cuppa staring out over the sea and the offshore windfarm - heard Beatles "Here Comes the Sun" on the radio, and I thought someone is really having a laugh today when there is snow on the ground and about 5 minutes later the Sun came out

the power of positive thinking? or the power of wishful thinking

done a little bit in here, hoovered mattress that I didn't do last week before my energy ran out, sheets in the wash, hoovered round my room and upstairs landing.

decluttering a fruit tea now and a quick lurk, before looking for my GUAG to get DS from nursery.

Will hopefully potter in here a bit later while DS watches his programmes and has a nap (PLEASE sleep child!)

Happy flying - and not too much extra washing from snowball fights!
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As I am at home today - I'm not well and neither is DS - would anyone like to join me for a HHC @ 1.15?
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Joining late JJ...DS just put some stuff in attic....63 pairs of socks paired up

Hoovering next..right through house

Cushion covers and throws in WM
DWx2
WMx4
TDX4..eeekkk
Airer emptied and refilled
All ironing done
Hob cleaned
clothes away in my room...beds done

Listy hunting...I have things to cross off...
Feeding 6 Adults 1 Teen a 8 year old with hollow legs and a very fussy 5 year old. Also 3 cats and 3 fishies
To include all Food,Toiletries and Petfood.
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Monday - living room, hallway, stairs
Level One
Clear the floor of clutter
Remove anything now which can give more space for putting the tree up (or tidy your tree if it is up)
Level Two
Vacuum the stairs and hallway and living room
Wipe and water plants
Level Three
Wash the windows
Wipe the paintwork in the hallway and up the stairs

Extras
Get yours overseas cards in the post last dates are this week
International Airmail
Wednesday 5 December Asia, Australia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand
Friday 7 December Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Middle East and South America
Monday 10 December Canada, Eastern Europe and USA
Wednesday 12 December Western Europe


Write some cards, buy any remaining 'special family ones' before the shops sell out..tomorrow I hope

Tuesday - Kitchen and Dining Room
Level One
Declutter and mop/vacuum the floors
Find and wipe the worksurfaces
Level Two
Wipe the big appliances and units.. don't forget kickboards!
DW filters and top uClean WM andp rinse aid/salt
Sort the cupboard under the sink
Level Three
Wipe the table, including the legs
Sort through tea towels, table cloths etc and find the Chirstmas ones

Extras
Right a list to stock up on Washing powder/liquid, pet food, kitchen roll, foil etc to see you through into the new year...can write a list but cant afford to buy it all...done weekly as needed x

Wednesday - Master bedroom and landing
Level One
Strip the bedding and get it washed 2done
30 minutes floordrobe/junk clearing!!
Level Two
vacuum the landing and floor
Clear and dust one flat surface
Clean the windows
Level Three
HHI more than that..
Collect all the dirty laundry from upstairs

Extras
Sort out any extra bedding you will need for overnight guests. Check you have spare tights for any parties.
Does your 'special occasion' watch need a new battery?
Clean any jewellery to make it sparkle

Looking a lot better xxx
Feeding 6 Adults 1 Teen a 8 year old with hollow legs and a very fussy 5 year old. Also 3 cats and 3 fishies
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Old 05-12-2012, 2:28 PM
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That's a lot of socks Mummyof5

Have had a steady stream of visitors dropping off cards for Ds1 (16 today).
Thanks to you all, I wasn't ashamed of the mess. It's not perfect but lived in.

Popped out to buy snowsuit for Ds2. Bought 2 sizes for him to try on. It looks like the trousers from 6-8 and the jacket from 9-10 will fit. So may have to take both sets back.

BG had no record of my appointment to fix a radiator so also went to visit my parents.

Sofa throw washed and in TD thanks to Miss Muddy Paws.

Loft is being reinspected at 3pm so may as well do a HHC until then. Join me if you wish.
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Lol..theres a lot of us dancemum and hadnt done it for about 2 weeks
Feeding 6 Adults 1 Teen a 8 year old with hollow legs and a very fussy 5 year old. Also 3 cats and 3 fishies
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Right I'm going to do a bin bag dance and see how quickly I can fill it. If I go in DD's room it will probably take less than 5 mins!
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Hi all

Hope everyone is feeling better than us lot today - now all 4 of us are off!!!!

No flying done whatsoever yesterday, but I'll have a look at the lists now and see if there is anything I can cope with. I have managed to put the WM and TD on though.

{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}} to all who need them. I'll go back and read the thread in a moment.

Monday - living room, hallway, stairs
Level One
DONE
Level Two
DONE
Level Three
Wash the windows
Wipe the paintwork in the hallway and up the stairs

Write some cards, buy any remaining 'special family ones' before the shops sell out

Tuesday - Kitchen and Dining Room
Level One
Declutter and mop/vacuum the floors
Find and wipe the worksurfaces

Level Two
Wipe the big appliances and units.. don't forget kickboards!
Clean WM and DW filters and top up rinse aid/salt
Sort the cupboard under the sink
Level Three
Wipe the table, including the legs
Sort through tea towels, table cloths etc and find the Chirstmas ones

Extras
Right a list to stock up on Washing powder/liquid, pet food, kitchen roll, foil etc to see you through into the new year


Wednesday - Master bedroom and landing
Level One
Strip the bedding and get it washed - DID IT SUNDAY
30 minutes floordrobe/junk clearing!! - DID IT SUNDAY
Level Two
vacuum the landing and floor
Clear and dust one flat surface

Clean the windows DO THIS EVERY MORNING THANKS TO CONDENSATION!!!!
Level Three
HHI
Collect all the dirty laundry from upstairs DONE

Extras
Sort out any extra bedding you will need for overnight guests. Check you have spare tights for any parties.
Does your 'special occasion' watch need a new battery?
Clean any jewellery to make it sparkle

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Get well wishes for all feeling poorly

Happy birthday to Mr LW

Not an overly successful Christmas shop but a few more bits got. Plan is to go again on Friday.

Need to pop into our town now to collect DS1's present and then I'll do dinner.

The birds of sadness may fly overhead but don't let them nest in your hair
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Echoing Dusty's Happy Birthday wishes to Mr LW.

Stairs done top to bottom (and a couple of hard to reach places) with fabby new machine and bags ordered for the future. Superking mattress vacuumed both sides and bed remade. I've also retuned the TV to receive TV rather than just radio, following a techincally minded lodger stayed there in October (2011) who fiddled with it. No-one's complained! I'm sick of not being able to watch it while I do the room, so I got the instructions out, having asked OH to sort it out every time we've turned the room around since then. Turns out it's not as difficult as I thought. (as in blowing my own)

Dog finally surfaced at 3.30 pm. She's been walked, did what she had to do and has had three lots of medicine and ahem breakfast.
Make soup not war.
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I'm home!

Via post office with last eb@yable and tosco extra for a few bits. Came home and whizzed round bedroom, but will strip bed tomorrow as its a bit late now and I want a cuppa in peace before I get the kiddies

Wednesday - Master bedroom and landing
Level One
Strip the bedding and get it washed
30 minutes floordrobe/junk clearing! more like 10
Level Two
vacuum the landing and floor
Clear and dust one flat surface
Clean the windows

Level Three
HHI don't have any
Collect all the dirty laundry from upstairs

Extras
Sort out any extra bedding you will need for overnight guests. Check you have spare tights for any parties. Trousers all the way this year...
Does your 'special occasion' watch need a new battery? Don't wear a watch
Clean any jewellery to make it sparkle don't wear jewellery

So tomorrow is swimming day, and while it hasn't snowed here, we're are forecast to drop to -5 tonight and possibly snow and wind tomorrow. We won't be going out if we don't have to, assuming it is as bad as forecast. Hence the quick stop at tosco for bread and eggs

So, swimming seems unlikely, we may put the tree up and make mince pies instead

And many happy returns Mr LW
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Wednesday - Master bedroom and landing
Level One
Strip the bedding and get it washed Running very low on washing powder so will do this when I've restocked. But re-made the bed and spritzed with linen spray
30 minutes floordrobe/junk clearing!!
Who's up for a half hour blitz from 5pm?
Declutter 300 things in December challenge, 9/300. Clear the living room. Re-organize storage
Cherryprint: "More stuff = more stuff to tidy up!"
Less things. Less stuff. More life.
Fab thread: Long daily walks
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Monday - living room, hallway, stairs
Level One 100% done at stupid o'clock
Level Two 100% done
Vacuum the stairs done Wed pm
Level Three
Wipe the paintwork in the hallway and up the stairs - going to change this lightly sand and wipe the paintwork THIS WEEK ready for painting

Extras

Write some cards, buy any remaining 'special family ones' before the shops sell out

Tuesday - Kitchen and Dining Room
Level One
and mop/vacuum the floors done at 7am Wed - neighbours should be up and awake now!
Level Two 100% done
Level Three 100% done
Extras 100% done

Extra Extras

WM x 6 TD x 4, DW x 3
hospital trip to get replacement *ahem* blood monitor
declutter and cleaned - pots and pans cupboard
declutter and cleaned - roasting/cake tins and casserole dish cupboard
declutter and cleaned - spice drawer
declutter and cleaned - oriental cupboard (sweet & sour, soy sauce, garlic, ginger etc! all sticky jars thoroughly wiped before going back )
microwave turntables decluttered to shed for emergencies
junked saucepans in boot of car for dump run (turned up again forgetting it is shut tues & wed!)
a quick skype with DD1 at Uni

Wednesday - Master bedroom and landing
Level One 100% done
Strip the bedding and get it washed - just waiting for DS to wake up as he hoisted himself in my bed at about 2am mattress hoovered, bedding washed, dried and put back on - DD3 joined in tag- team wrestling match with me to get Duvet back in cover

Level Two
vacuum the landing and floor
Clear and dust one flat surface
Clean the windows
Level Three
HHI

Extras
Sort out any extra bedding you will need for overnight guests. Check you have spare tights for any parties.
Does your 'special occasion' watch need a new battery?
Clean any jewellery to make it sparkle

Extra Extras
cleaned out medicine cupboard in kitchen -
Wiped snow off window sills at back of house with soft bristled brush and most of the green mould came off at the same time, so I quick wipe with a damp cloth with diluted bleach should kill the last of the spores.

DS has been asleep for 30 minutes, so I am going to finish my cuppa and get my head down for a bit, and try again in a little while
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Who's up for a half hour blitz from 5pm?
I'm up for a hh "collect the kiddies, empty their bags, get them drinks and snacks and put the coats and shoes away"
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I'll join you at 5.00 pm, Mine All Mine. I'm just having a little break and then I need to start finishing all the little jobs I've started over the past three days. It might take some time.
Make soup not war.
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Who's up for a half hour blitz from 5pm?
I'm in for a half hour iron and put all the stuff away whilst cooking the tea!!

DD2 was called into school at very short notice to work as an MSA today - she was BRILLIANT!

Best of all she thoroughly enjoyed it!
Flylady and proud of it
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Fab! I'm gathering my weapons of mass tidying.

Black bag. Recycling bag. Charity bag. Bags to sort the washing into.
Declutter 300 things in December challenge, 9/300. Clear the living room. Re-organize storage
Cherryprint: "More stuff = more stuff to tidy up!"
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lurking today but have achieved a bit
ive made paper lists so i can cross off on those

happy birthday mr LW
hope all are will safe and managing to stay warm
going to watch a christmas film tonight so hoping to get a few more cards written out
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Fab! I'm gathering my weapons of mass tidying.

Black bag. Recycling bag. Charity bag. Bags to sort the washing into.
Bag lady?

So tots are home, toast and juice on tray, wooden train track built, new fairy lights tested, fire on brrr DS says he wants a cuddle as he is cold but he feels hot to me uh-oh now they have polar express on (again) and sitting quietly on sofa with supper.

Will go get their pjs. CBA making myself some tea so just had a scone. Oops. My last weigh-in of the year on Monday, and I want to see if I can get to 1.5st but that means losing 3lb in 4 days lol. Of course I'll put it all back on over Xmas...
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That was helpful. Two hotspots are now clear, the washing up is done, the minging litter tray is deminged, and the assorted gibble that needs sorting is safely in my office. I'm going to lift the fleeces that have been protecting the carpet now that Dog is a little better and sort the laundry for the laundrette trip on Friday.

I've just heard that lovely Dave Brubeck (of Take Five fame) has died at 91. We saw him in concert a few years ago - lovely man. Sad.
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