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    • Valli
    • By Valli 3rd Sep 17, 9:59 PM
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    Valli
    Weekly Flylady Thread 4th September 2017
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    • 3rd Sep 17, 9:59 PM
    Weekly Flylady Thread 4th September 2017 3rd Sep 17 at 9:59 PM

    What is FLYLADY? Well, it's our version of the US flylady idea - but we work on the principle that housework is not fun, it's boring, can be time-consuming, is often thankless but, unfortunately, necessary. It's here on Old Style to provide the support we all need and to make the whole task easier and quicker. We also accept that, sometimes, life just gets on top of us and we can't keep up, maybe because we're time-poor, not in the best of health and/or we have littlies who need us. We are definitely NOT control freaks aiming for perfection and utterly spotless show-homes.

    Welcome to the weekly Flylady Thread. You're more than welcome to join us in the everlasting battle against dust, grime and gibble. The aim of our thread is to make those onerous tasks less daunting, and to support each other - and to make time for the finer things in life!

    Right now the thread is looking very quiet...but please do remember we have to abide by MSE rules; each post should, ideally, include some mention of flying.

    Thank you Natty for last week's thread.

    It is your responsibility to read the forum rules, please follow them on this thread as Flylady has been here a LONG time and is a fabulous support and resource for lots of us. All posts should have some Flylady-related (ooh a compound adjective) content!

    The idea is that even if you are really busy you don't need to fall off the wagon!

    Every room comes back around next week so please don’t stress about catching up

    These lists are only suggestions and not a must do list; you are more than welcome to post and follow your own lists.

    Also adding a declutter mission each day will help to gradually clear the clutter and make flying easier.

    A few of the basics before we start the week

    Hotspots are areas where if one thing gets put there, loads of other things follow!

    Daily routines are anything you need to do on a daily basis like washing, swish and swipe kitchen and bathroom, ironing, making beds, vacuuming high traffic areas, making meals etc.

    Night-time routines are all things which make getting ready in the morning easier, preparing clothes for the next day, making lunches, swish & swipes of the kitchen and tidying the living room before you go to bed plus personals like shower/brush teeth etc.

    Fling Boogie - stick on some loud music, grab a bin bag and whiz around the house finding items that can go out with the rubbish, recycling, for charity shop, basically anything that will stop it cluttering your home.

    Swish and swipe/S&S means have a quick wipe over an area such as a sink or toilet to prevent the build up of dirt. This is usually done on a daily basis

    HHE/HHC/HHI Half Hour exercise/challenge/ironing ... run around for 30 minutes to the Benny Hill music frantically cleaning exercising or ironing.. other music may be used if you prefer!
    WM ~ Washing machine
    TD ~ Tumble dryer
    SC ~ Slowcooker
    BM ~ Breadmaker
    DW ~ Dishwasher
    SOAADFA ~ Sit on 'bottom' and do 'nothing'
    KH/XH/FW ~ Ex-husband and other not so polite versions
    DH/DD/DS/DW/DP ~ Dear husband/daughter/son/wife/partner/whatever
    OH/SO ~ Other half/significant other
    NN ~ nice neighbour
    Toxic (friend/mother/sister/whoever) ~ person in your life that seems to exist to make your life miserable
    AF ~ Aunt Flo 'time of the month'.. nothing to do with flying but it comes up often.
    ETA ~ Edited to add
    Gibble ~ miscellaneous crap that appears forever homeless
    Dot-to-dot ~ pick a small area (not a whole room) like a chair/coffee/table/shelf/worktop or wherever- thats your first 'dot' - totally clear it - clean it - and only put back what should be there - deal with what you have removed (not just move it somewhere else) then if you have time move on and do the same to another 'dot' -the idea is just like a dot to dot puzzle, you aim to join up all the dots and have a tidy room. The trick is to keep each dot tidy until you get them all joined up! All credit to AnW's Mum for this one
    RoD ~ Room of Doom, the one room that feels like it is a permanent pit and cannot be used to its potential!
    MAD half hour
    - Mad is the abbreviation for Make A Difference.
    The idea is that you have a Forth bridge (ie never-ending - or just huge) task but that you work on it in half-hour bursts. This way you know you ARE stooping, and that you won't get it finished but you will make a difference - so it might be clearing out - the garage or shed, or clothes sorting, or weeding - you get the picture - but rather than keep going until you've lost the will to live you do half an hour...but, eventually those half hours will get the job done!

    Mr S/A/T/M/L/Al - supermarkets Sainsburys, Asda, Tesco, Morrisons, Lidl, Aldi. You get the picture!!

    Click here to read Toots wonderful welcome guide

    ok Here goes this Week...

    Marvellous Monday - Love your lounge

    Level 1

    Open Windows
    Plump cushions
    Empty Bins
    Remove anything which doesn't belong here
    Deal with magazines/newspapers - recycle the old ones
    Attend to cut flowers and pot plants

    Level 2

    Vacuum upholstery inc under seat pads
    Dust around everywhere
    Make sure logs are in and drying - autumn's looming
    Wipe light switches/sockets and places where sticky fingers linger

    Level 3

    Vacuum/mop floors
    Clean Windows
    Clean light fittings
    Make sure your sitting room/lounge/whatever you call it is ready for the most important people in your life - your family - to relax in.

    Extras

    Check you have spare light bulbs in because they blow at the most inconvenient time.
    get all smoke detectors tested and replace batteries
    Make any routine appointments
    HHI
    And if the kiddiwinks have gone back to school and you have time at home alone, then sit down with a book, and a cuppa, and RELAX for half and hour. If you haven't got any kids relax anyway...if reading's not your bag what about a nice, long UNINTERRUPTED bath...or snooze... you get the idea

    Triffic Tuesday

    Bathroom blitz....

    Are you ready Steve?. Uh uh, Andy? Yeah Mick? Okay alright fellas...

    Let's goooooooo

    Level one

    Open windows
    Remove rubbish
    Take toothglass downstairs for washing
    Remove towels

    Level 2
    Scrub bath/ shower and don't forget screen and taps
    Polish taps with mf cloth
    Wipe Bath panel
    Douse loo in loo cleaner
    Scrub out loo
    Wipe outside if loo with cloth
    Put loo cloth in wm

    Level 3
    Scrub sink
    Wipe/polish any cabinets
    Polish sink taps
    Vacuum/ mop floor
    Put out clean towels

    Extras
    Remove fly corpses from light fitting
    Clean pelmets and skirtinga and any dust traps
    Do something nice for those you love - bake a cake...or a batch of Twinks
    If today is your first child free day TAKE TIME OUT for youself

    Wednesday Wipe day - kitchen dining

    Level 1

    Open windows
    Empty bins
    Clear sides, wipe, wipe what lives there and replace
    rehome all worktop gibble
    Clean table - polish/wipe and chairs, too

    Level 2

    Wipe down all cupboard and drawer fronts - don't forget handles and tops and bottoms where drips hide and dry - ugh
    Dust dining area
    Remove gibble from dining room (It's my dump - somebody else must be equally bad)

    level 3
    Clean and clear floors
    wipe sockets, switches skirtings
    PUT ALL POTS AWAY

    Extras

    Clean windows
    HHI

    Thursday Thrills - Boudoir Beautification

    Level 1

    Open the windows W-I-D-E
    Strip the bed
    Remove rubish
    Clear floordrobe/chairdrobe/little heaps/big heaps

    Level 2
    make the bed with FRESH linen (mmmm) and put out clean nightclothes

    (even if you get nothing else done)

    Clean the window
    Dust everywhere

    level 3
    Vacuum lampshades and dust lightshades/chandeliers (and make sure the chain is still strong)
    Vacuum floor

    Extras

    HHI
    Have a nice, long bath so you slip between your sheets clean, fresh and relaxed...
    Check 'emergency stocks' (mine is UHT milk and catfood) are well in date so you don't have to venture out in foul weather
    MAD half hour - keep frog munching flyfolk

    Friday Fling - get set for the weekend

    Either - pick another bedroom and repeat Thursday

    OR

    get a just-damp cloth, a box and a binbag and spend 15 minutes MAXIMUM in each room tidying, straightening, wiping sticky marks and binning rubbish. Put anything that need washing in the laundry bin. Put of clean handtowels in the
    bathrooms and kitchen. Vacuum high-traffic areas. Now your WHOLE HOUSE looks clean!

    Extras
    re-pressurise boiler
    shower or bathe (just me? okay - I have had a 'personal wash' - HATE starting the day withour a shower!)
    Last edited by Valli; 08-09-2017 at 7:09 AM.
    Make two - and freeze one!
    Don't put it DOWN - put it AWAY!
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    • bossymoo
    • By bossymoo 5th Sep 17, 5:39 PM
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    bossymoo
    Welcome white musk xx

    lynne we went to the Murcia area, not far from Cartagena. Was very nice and a proper slow-pace holiday. Managed to read 2 books, 2 mags and start on a 3rd book.

    Enrolled at college and found out start date. Bit of a shocker on motorway as big lorry pulling a trailer uncoupled on the slip road no-one hurt I think, thankfully he was traveling quite slow...

    Collected our furries who have been given a nice box of hay and some spinach - and a chin rub

    Made dinner for hungry children. Will go clean up and plan the rest of my week. Must make butties for pack ups...
    Bossymoo
    Teetering on the edge...


    Sealed Pot Challenge 10 - #91
    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 5th Sep 17, 5:48 PM
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    kazwookie
    Afternoon

    Hello White Musk, you do as much or little as you can each day, everything will come round again in a couple of week. Nice to have you along with us.
    What are you dogs names? I am a cat person, but dogs are welcome as well

    Well long drive is done............tide was in today, family ok.

    Kitchen is done and not a lot else.

    MrsMP my mother use to invite all ill kids round when we were kids to ensure we caught any thing going!
    Sun, Sea
    • lauradora
    • By lauradora 5th Sep 17, 5:55 PM
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    lauradora
    Hi all

    Ive been away for a long time! But joining back in since quitting my job and trying to get organised again.

    So I'm in for this week. Only managed level one both days so far but at least its a start


    Marvellous Monday - Love your lounge

    Level 1

    Open Windows
    Plump cushions
    Empty Bins
    Remove anything which doesn't belong here
    Deal with magazines/newspapers - recycle the old ones
    Attend to cut flowers and pot plants

    Level 2

    Vacuum upholstery inc under seat pads
    Dust around everywhere
    Make sure logs are in and drying - autumn's looming
    Wipe light switches/sockets and places where sticky fingers linger

    Level 3

    Vacuum/mop floors
    Clean Windows
    Clean light fittings
    Make sure your sitting room/lounge/whatever you call it is ready for the most important people in your life - your family - to relax in.

    Extras

    Check you have spare light bulbs in because they blow at the most inconvenient time.
    get all smoke detectors tested and replace batteries
    Make any routine appointments
    HHI
    And if the kiddiwinks have gone back to school and you have time at home alone, then sit down with a book, and a cuppa, and RELAX for half and hour. If you haven't got any kids relax anyway...if reading's not your bag what about a nice, long UNINTERRUPTED bath...or snooze... you get the idea

    Triffic Tuesday

    Bathroom blitz....

    Are you ready Steve?. Uh uh, Andy? Yeah Mick? Okay alright fellas...

    Let's goooooooo

    Level one

    Open windows
    Remove rubbish
    Take toothglass downstairs for washing
    Remove towels


    Have a good evening everyone and see you tomorrow

    I want rid of my debt and my fat in 2015!
    DFW nerd no 844


    • White_musk
    • By White_musk 5th Sep 17, 5:59 PM
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    White_musk
    I'm so sorry, I should have thanked everyone for their warm welcome - thank you :-)

    I've just had dinner, one of my favourites, poached smoked haddock, small baby potato's and steamed veg, I'm feeling rather stuffed. I love little potato's as I don't have to peel them much (I struggle with grip) veg is frozen fish easily poached.

    My dogs are two little boys Toffee a very old Yorkshire terrier and Dexter a much younger chihuahua. They are both little snuggle bugs who love to curl up on my lap or right beside me on the couch head on my lap lol. I like cats too, we used to have them years ago. It was interesting being their servant lol.

    I'm done for the day except the washing up which is a job that takes me a little while but I just couldn't bare to get up in the morning to face them.
    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, wisdom to know the difference.
    • Valli
    • By Valli 5th Sep 17, 6:29 PM
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    Valli
    I got all of 'em on 7"
    They have been in the attic since 1998 - when we moved in here.
    I so want to fling stuff from up there; I can't get up there.
    Even the Vallikids have leanred to love Sweet!


    Been flying at work. We're ready for them now.
    Make two - and freeze one!
    Don't put it DOWN - put it AWAY!
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    • ionafan
    • By ionafan 5th Sep 17, 9:17 PM
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    ionafan
    Hi everyone
    Welcome White_musk and welcome back lauradora.

    Big (((hugs)) to Natty.

    Glad to see that Bossy & co had a good holiday and that pigpen found the uniform
    Hope your DD feels better by Friday, mrs-mp.
    You're now another day nearer the end of term, Froddy

    Sorry to have been MIA for a week or so. I did manage to get my assignment finished and submitted just before the midday deadline on Friday, though the last 1000 words may have been "Wibble, wibble, wibble..." and I've slept for the past 4 days to make up for lost zzzz in the previous week.

    DH is getting better slowly and has taken himself off to model railway club this evening. He said he wouldn't stay long, but I have made two phonecalls and cleaned the bathroom since he went out!

    I've also done WMx5 but had to use the TD because it's been pouring most of the day. Fortunately Rosie and I hit a break in the rain clouds when we went out for an hour this afternoon, but having had only one walk today she wants lots of attention this evening and has been demolishing the contents of my waste paper bin, so tomorrow's first job will be to clear up all the bits of chewed paper.

    Other than the bathroom, my house needs a lot of TLC, what with flying having been off the agenda for the past month. I need to get it sparkling before we go on holiday on Saturday.

    A Flymeet will be taking place in the middle of Dartmoor next Monday

    Off to watch GBBO on catch-up.

    (((Hugs))) spoons and sticks all round x
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 5th Sep 17, 9:34 PM
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    Jojo the Tightfisted
    Morning all
    Today I need to sew dd2s bridesmaid dress as it's showing too much cleavage! Finish dgs bow tie, finish knitting lace edge and get it sewn on, ring to book meal for mils 90th birthday, dye my hair, ...
    Originally posted by mrs-moneypenny
    I read this as 'Finish dog's bow tie'.


    Been flying at work. We're ready for them now.
    Originally posted by Valli
    We got them today. Everybody's still being incredibly nice to me. This is weird.

    They've asked for me to move into just my specialty subjects, rather than running in four directions at once. And far less donkey work, which suits me fine. This can't be right.
    I could dream to wide extremes, I could do or die: I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch the world go by.

    Yup you are officially Rock n Roll
    Originally posted by colinw
    • Narc0lepsy
    • By Narc0lepsy 5th Sep 17, 10:26 PM
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    Narc0lepsy
    Welcome White_Musk and return of Lauradora

    Zumba this morning.
    Finished enormous frog that's been hanging for months or even years - putting any training I've done onto the official web site. It's been in notebooks, piles, folders etc and is now sorted. I have to renew my assessor certificate every 3 yrs which is a right procedure, and mine is due in April so reviewed my training log and hurriedly looked for "approved" courses as 25% of any CPD has to be from official (and expensive ) sources.
    Got clothes etc sorted and packed as we're off to my mum's tomorrow (after a meeting at uni) for a few days helping her, then BIL, with serious pruning and shredding in the garden. So please shine the sun near Bournemouth.
    Rest of house ok apart from having given up de-webbing it, more cobwebs than dust in my house (which is saying something).
    Sent a few necessary emails and filled in some forms.
    It must be autumn as I caught a glimpse of some small furry creature under my printer shelf yesterday......had planned to pull everything out and vacuum but just realised I haven't done that. Fit it in tomorrow as well as gathering apples, tomatoes, beans, pears to take to mum's; going for a run then leaving for my meeting by 10am. Unlikely I feel.
    Remember...a layer of dust protects the wood beneath it.
    • froddington
    • By froddington 5th Sep 17, 10:56 PM
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    froddington
    Evening! Survived another day but lots of people already fed up with the management talking to us like we are 5 years old and / or being rude and snappy. I just glad it's not only me ......

    Always assuming you don't go off sick...

    Sending you coping vibes

    We have had our classroom admired
    Originally posted by Valli
    Thanks Valli x If it wasn't for the children, I'd seriously consider going off sick. Thankfully, I have fab, supportive TAs so we may just shut the classroom door and hide!! Congrats on you classroom admiration

    You're now another day nearer the end of term, Froddy

    A Flymeet will be taking place in the middle of Dartmoor next Monday
    Originally posted by ionafan
    Yep - first day with the children tomorrow!!

    I think more Flymeets are needed . . . . . . .

    White musk - welcome to the madhouse thread

    Bought a vacuum in Mr S tonight and so far it seems good although I only had a quick go with it - sum total of today's flying

    Night all, sleep well xx
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    it's a sign you have been strong for too long
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    • Mudbath
    • By Mudbath 5th Sep 17, 11:28 PM
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    Mudbath
    I'm giving up for the week but not before I send hugs to Natty. Work is always crazy before and after I go away...the joys of self employment.

    I'll be back next week xx
    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 6th Sep 17, 12:41 AM
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    pigpen
    I want a flymeet I can go to.. seriously we should..
    I want a night out on the lash.. and getting very very drunk and talking to god, any god, but Loki sounds fun, and I like Thors biiiiiiig ... hammer...
    I want to drive.. this I am working on! Purple range rover is on next years christmas list!
    I want to lose 4 or maybe 5 stone.. without doing anything that will cause aggro to my geriatric hip.. and I am not going swimming.. that water has weird old man saggy scrotums in it.. I am not getting in there! I have a plan, I don't like it, but I have one!
    I want at least 3 lots of cosmetic surgery.. these are my reward for losing that 4-5 stone!
    I want a decent job for my rather wonderful OH because I rather like him.. and I want him to not go to bed at 8:30 because I'm not that old..

    You have no idea how many swear words my head put in this.. I'd like to put a % every time I missed one but it would be unreadable!

    What am I actually doing??

    Sat here, watching a crappy film, doing my knitting, weighing 83 tonnes and sliiiightly high on pain meds, but they taste so good! (honestly I'm kidding, I'm just very bored and somewhat sleep deprived).. I should stop posting again because I haven't cleaned a thing in months! Hahahaha!!!

    On a high I can still spell AND my migraine doesnt hurt any more.. my left knee hates me.. tomorrow we will check out the knitting.. I've just finished row 25! It is going to become a rainbow blanket for the next grandbeast.
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    • YORKSHIRELASS
    • By YORKSHIRELASS 6th Sep 17, 7:02 AM
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    YORKSHIRELASS
    Morning all

    Dont ever stop posting here Pigpen - its not the same without you! And yeah I have all sorts of grand plans that will probably never come to anything either. I can sort of see you driving off into the sunset in a Purple Rangerover though.

    Need to get myself moving, getting way too late on a morning. Next week we start a new routine where DS2 has to be dropped off for the bus at 7.10am!!!

    So- plans for the day. Job no. 1, gym, call at L:dl, job no. 2, feed everyone, give the kitchen a proper clean.

    Washing to go out, little bit of ironing to do (I dont do much), online banking to check. Hope someone else will empty the dw.

    Right, on with the day - have a good Wednesday everyone x
    • atypicalblonde
    • By atypicalblonde 6th Sep 17, 7:32 AM
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    atypicalblonde
    Morning All,

    Frodders - I have been thinking of you, keep on keeping on, really not long to go x
    Piggers - I ADORE your posts, never leave us please!

    Four hours paid stuff today, then DD swimming lessons after school (takes all my energy to be arrissed to go I must admit!) Also just paid for said lessons for next 2 months - empty bank again!

    Just cooking my breakfast and kiddies playing nicely. Out for dinner tonight - a treat from a friend, I shan't grumble - must NOT drink wine, have full day of work tomorrow

    Have fab days all xx
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    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 6th Sep 17, 7:52 AM
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    mrs-moneypenny
    Morning all
    Welocme white musk
    Welcome back lauradora
    Hugs to all who need them
    Pigpen stay right where you are we all love your posts and it's not the same when you aren't on there posting.
    Cardi bow tie and bridesmaids dress all finished off. Slight disaster with dd2s bridesmaid dress I pressed it and it now has slight water marks on. Dd3 (bride has asked me to rinse the whole skirt area and iron it dry) so this morning will be scary doing that!!!! Can I actually make it any worse I ask myself?????
    Speech has been written just needs typing up
    Ds2 has lost his shirt so this morning we are out hunting for a new one. Nails booked for this afternoon so we are almost there.

    Will check the lists as well and see what today has in store,

    Have a good morning all.x
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    • Fayolle
    • By Fayolle 6th Sep 17, 8:10 AM
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    Fayolle
    Good morning - and it's a sunny one for now anyway.

    I'm just doing my happy-back-to-school dance.....duster in hand of course! I'm not completely back on track, as DH is "working" at home today, so that I can take him for an appointment later. I'm doing my best to drive him into a closed dining room by starting on Monday's list (finally!) and switching the vacuum cleaner on. Mwah ha ha!

    I have some errands for later, and will do some grocery shopping while waiting for DH. Running out of milk for my coffee is NOT a good idea on my day off.

    Welcome White_musk and welcome back lauradora.
    Pigpen - I'm loving the purple Range rover
    • sammiell
    • By sammiell 6th Sep 17, 10:13 AM
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    sammiell
    Marvellous Monday - Love your lounge

    Level 1


    Plump cushions
    Empty Bins
    Remove anything which doesn't belong here
    Deal with magazines/newspapers - recycle the old ones
    Attend to cut flowers and pot plants

    Level 2

    Vacuum upholstery inc under seat pads
    Dust around everywhere
    Make sure logs are in and drying - autumn's looming
    Wipe light switches/sockets and places where sticky fingers linger

    Level 3

    Vacuum/mop floors
    Clean Windows
    Clean light fittings
    Make sure your sitting room/lounge/whatever you call it is ready for the most important people in your life - your family - to relax in.

    Extras

    Check you have spare light bulbs in because they blow at the most inconvenient time.
    get all smoke detectors tested and replace batteries
    Make any routine appointments
    HHI
    And if the kiddiwinks have gone back to school and you have time at home alone, then sit down with a book, and a cuppa, and RELAX for half and hour. If you haven't got any kids relax anyway...if reading's not your bag what about a nice, long UNINTERRUPTED bath...or snooze... you get the idea

    Triffic Tuesday

    Bathroom blitz....

    Are you ready Steve?. Uh uh, Andy? Yeah Mick? Okay alright fellas...

    Let's goooooooo

    Level one
    Remove rubbish

    Level 2
    Level 3
    Put out clean towels
    Extras
    Do something nice for those you love - bake a cake...or a batch of Twinks
    If today is your first child free day TAKE TIME OUT for youself

    Wednesday Wipe day - kitchen dining

    Level 1
    Empty bins
    Clear sides, wipe, wipe what lives there and replace
    rehome all worktop gibble
    Clean table - polish/wipe and chairs, too

    Level 2

    Wipe down all cupboard and drawer fronts - don't forget handles and tops and bottoms where drips hide and dry - ugh
    Dust dining area

    level 3
    Clean and clear floors
    wipe sockets, switches skirtings
    PUT ALL POTS AWAY

    Extras

    Clean windows
    HHI
    Back here again I really need to sort this sh#t out
    Ds back to school toay
    Dd back to uni this weekend so I'm starting on the downstairs will do upstairs when she has gone so far ive done downstairs toilet and am working on the hall
    Thanks for the tread
    upstairs tidied and hoovered
    bed made
    ensuite cleaned
    paintwork scrubbed in hall how do dog bogies get so far
    floor swept and mopped
    DW on
    Lunch tidied away
    Last edited by sammiell; 06-09-2017 at 2:20 PM.
    • bossymoo
    • By bossymoo 6th Sep 17, 10:20 AM
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    bossymoo
    Morning,

    Wee ones back to school today. I shouldn't call them that any more, they are mahoosive these days. DD breezed in like she owned the place as usual, DS a little apprehensive but cheerful and happy to catch his best buddy on the way into the playground.

    I've popped up to town to return library books, grab a few cleaning bits and treated our furry friends to a nibble tray. They are just arguing about who it belongs to - even though it's bigger than both of them together lol.

    Have lots of organising to do today, desk dumping area to see to, but just having breakfast and messaging my friend, her mum has died suddenly so seeing if she needs anything doing at home while she's away. Poor love.

    Right, I'll finish brekkie and crack on!
    Bossymoo
    Teetering on the edge...


    Sealed Pot Challenge 10 - #91
    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 6th Sep 17, 10:31 AM
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    pigpen
    Oh good morning migraine.. drugs wore off and I don't have any more, and can't afford any. GP is a stomabag.. a full one!

    Right.. today, other than the rest of my knitting, I have washing to hang out, phone call to make .. to.. erm.. crap, I forgot.. ooh... prescription people, I *think* I am exempt from charges but not sure so need to check (eta.. and mortgage bods).. erm.. I need to pick up Boogs meds.. but first I need to put clothes on the baby because she pooped in her last lot and go buy milk and sugar with my last £2 otherwise there is no cups of tea for me today.. we need bread too but that depends on funds.. and I have the girls swimming to pay for on Saturday.

    I only want to drive right this minute because I saw a purple range rover and loved it.. we have never had the funds but I WILL create the funds, if I have to pimp myself out!
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    Hope to be debt free until the day I die
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    • poohbear59
    • By poohbear59 6th Sep 17, 12:31 PM
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    poohbear59
    Welcome white_musk and hi to lauradora . White_musk there are a few of us here who also struggle physically. Just try level one, if you can. No rush to do anything as it will still be there next time round.

    I have managed to find some energy from somewhere this morning so have managed quite a lot.
    Wednesday Wipe day - kitchen dining

    Level 1

    Open windows
    Empty bins
    Clear sides, wipe, wipe what lives there and replace-done
    rehome all worktop gibble
    Clean table - polish/wipe and chairs, too

    Level 2

    Wipe down all cupboard and drawer fronts - don't forget handles and tops and bottoms where drips hide and dry - ugh-done.

    I discovered what I have always was that and a design fault around the temperature gauge on the door of my oven was yukky food debris.
    Dust dining area
    Remove gibble from dining room (It's my dump - somebody else must be equally bad)-done. On all three tables, kitchen, breakfast and dining room

    level 3
    Clean and clear floors- Mr P vacuumed and mopped.
    wipe sockets, switches skirtings
    PUT ALL POTS AWAY

    Extras

    Clean windows
    HHI
    • Fayolle
    • By Fayolle 6th Sep 17, 12:45 PM
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    Fayolle
    Errands run, DH's appointment decluttered, grocery shop done and put away.
    DD's bedding changed and now going round in the WM as it looks like it might stay dry enough to hang outside.
    LR list from Monday pretty much done. Just the windows to clean, and they do need it. But DH is now in residence, apparently 'resting' after his appointment.
    Downstairs loo cleaned. I will tackle the shower later
    Am just rewarding myself with a Chelsea bun and a cuppa.
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