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    • Valli
    • By Valli 1st Oct 17, 8:50 PM
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    Valli
    Weekly Flylady Thread 2nd October 2017
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    • 1st Oct 17, 8:50 PM
    Weekly Flylady Thread 2nd October 2017 1st Oct 17 at 8:50 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.


    [/B] Thank you Natty for last week's thread.

    Please follow the forum rules 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...

    Kitchen & Dining Room

    Level 1
    Clear drainer and sink
    Open window
    clear floor
    empty bins
    Clear sides and wipe, inc. small appliances and put back only what lives there

    Level 2
    Wipe cupboard doors, drawer fronts and handles
    Clean and wipe/polish table
    Wipe/polish chairs - don't forget underneath seats where sticky fingers linger
    Wipe mats or wash and replace cloth
    Wipe sockets and switches

    Level 3
    Clean sills
    Wipe windows
    Dust dressers or other furniture
    sweep/mop floors

    Extras
    Check fridge for use-up stuff
    Do a freezer inventory - start using up/creating space for Christmas
    MAD half hour - plan to start nibbling away at a big job
    New month - do you need any cards? Buy December's cards too - because they mysteriously start to disappear from the shops
    Check smoke detectors and CO (carbon monoxide) detectors are fully-functional.
    HHI - keep on top of it!


    Trffic Tuesday - Lounge about

    Level 1

    Open the windows
    Empty bins
    Remove anything that doesn't live here
    Dust coffee table and tidy
    See to flowers

    level 2

    Dust everywhere
    Plump cushions
    Wipe sockets and switches
    Wipe sills
    Clean windows

    Level 3

    Vacuum all soft furnishings, curtains
    sweep/vacuum/mop floor
    Dust skirtings

    Extras
    Vacuum/dust radiators
    HHI
    Half term this month...start making plans - do you need craft materials for Christmas card making with the littleys?
    (laughs hysterically - I have to do it with 26 of them...)
    Plan something nice for the weekend




    Wonderful Wipey Wednesday - bathroom

    simple list - but effective

    remove all gibble
    fling towels in wash
    scrub bath, loo and sink. THOROUGHLY inc under rims and outside...

    fling bleach down all holes...

    dust everywhere

    polish mirrors and any glass

    sweep and mop floor

    S&S kitchen
    MAD half hour...

    Thursday Thrills - bedroom

    Before breakfast

    Clear your floordrobe/chairdrobe
    Open window
    Strip bed
    Eat breakfast

    Now for the room...
    vacuum/dust headboard/bedframe
    remake bed with fresh linen

    If you have time

    clean windows
    dust everywhere
    reduce dressing table clutter to what NEEDS to be out
    wipe switches/sockets/hairdryer
    vacuum floor

    Exreas
    S&S kitchen
    S&S bathroom
    MAD half hour

    Friday Fling and Fresn'h'up - alittle of what you fancy...

    Arm yourself with a damp cloth and a bin bag. 10 minute alarm on your phone.

    Walk into a room. Start countdown. Bin rubbish. Wipe anything grim. Staighten up, rehome any strays.
    Leave IMMEDIATELY the alarm rings...

    next room...

    do as many rooms as you have time for.

    HHI
    S&S kitchen and bathrooms.

    ENJOY THE WEEKEND WITH YOUR FAMILY X
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    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 7th Oct 17, 6:01 PM
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    pigpen
    Swimming done
    Dinner scoffed
    3 loads of laundry folded and away.. only another 4 or 5 to do..
    WM x2

    Off to Tesc0 in a bit when OH finally gets of his stoopid phone and eats his naffing dinner!

    He has his first shift 10-4 tomorrow.. and he is papping himself.

    Red0ute order and last few N3xt bits so they are sorted and that is DS1 sorted for christmas.. I have him a mountain of new tshirts.. and I am looking for an appropriately priced pair of trainers for him from my mother.. He has got very scruffy looking lately so I need to address that.
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    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 7th Oct 17, 7:56 PM
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    It is chucking it down here
    Work done
    Dinner done
    Just cleared the kitchen
    Now going to do nothing, wander the internet, while OH watches the dancing
    Sun, Sea
    • bossymoo
    • By bossymoo 7th Oct 17, 9:09 PM
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    Hasn't this week whizzed by?

    I think I'm all prepared for tomorrow, providing assorted grandparents arrive on time I have an extra child tonight - microbaby- and I need him to be collected before 9am... Yikes.

    I have meals ready to warm up, need to get football kit and DD clothes together too.

    I'm sure there is something I've forgotten...
    Bossymoo

    Away with the fairies
    • ionafan
    • By ionafan 7th Oct 17, 9:22 PM
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    Evening all

    After DH took himself off to the model railway show this morning, I cleaned all through downstairs and steam mopped all the hard floors including the utility and the workmen's loo.

    DS1 and family invited themselves to lunch, so i was able to give DDiL1 her birthday present only 2 days late.

    I have done 2 MAD half hours in the garden and pruned the quince japonica into submission again. I have almost caught up with emails, and I have booked Rosie into kennels for 2 days the week after next when we shall be spending a night with DD so that we can go and hear Terry Waite speak at Sandown Park.

    Pleased with my bit of progress today, and DH has enjoyed his outing
    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 7th Oct 17, 9:49 PM
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    Shopping done.. everyone placed in bed and now sleeping..

    OH has laid a dozen eggs so far about his new job tomorrow lol

    Twinkle vomited all over the milk aisle in T's.. cue major cleanup.. cleaner did not look happy!! It's your job love!! I got a filthy look for using the disabled loo.. I cant even get in the normal cubicles with my crutches and inability to step sideways! Maybe you are only allowed to use them if you use a wheelchair!

    The kitchen is FULL of fruit flies.. So all fruit has been put in the fridge and the bins all washed and the pans all washed and sparkling.. I need to whizz over the hob tomorrow but with the girls home Twinkle might be a little entertained so I might get something productive done.. she is so clingy!!
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    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 8th Oct 17, 1:28 AM
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    No housework being done here.

    Went out last night to Himself's uni buddy's 40th birthday - and then went to a mate's gig this evening.

    Now, I will fully admit that I was feeling a teensy bit delicate, but Himself was claiming that he was absolutely fine and we should still go out tonight. So I agreed.

    No more than ten yards round the corner and some idiot woman in a huge Mercedes, not even tall enough to have the top of her head visible over the steering wheel, decided it would be a good idea to not stop at the end of the side road and pull straight out without looking, in the pouring rain - right in front of a car going at about 25/30mph. Fortunately, the other driver had great reflexes and a tiny gap had opened up in the traffic going the other way, so he managed to miss her by a couple of inches. We were about 5 foot away from the idiot woman's car, as we were about to cross the side road.

    After I retrieved Himself from the garden hedge I'd shoulder barged him into the moment I'd seen her approaching the junction at speed/seen the car coming, he began looking a little peaky.

    We lasted an hour out before he asked to come home and he is currently hugging the toilet. Not sure if it's a delayed hangover or shock, but he really doesn't sound particularly well.

    If it's shock well, I know it must be vaguely alarming to be walking along one minute and the next to find yourself in a bush, but it's got to be better than nearly getting squished by a miniature moron in a Merc, hasn't it?


    He can bleach the bathroom in the morning. I'm not a monster, after all.
    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
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 8th Oct 17, 8:06 AM
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    Jazee
    Good morning all. Get well soon, hugs and new job go well vibes to whoever needs them.

    Update on my weekend list:
    3 village events and I got an award, total surprise (everyone likes a tryer!)
    Wedding dress fitting for DD
    5 phone calls to make
    Contracts to sort out
    Need to sort out car with garage
    WI stuff
    Gardening - some done, loads more to do
    Clean cars
    Dailies
    Hoover/sweep/mop through
    Clean fridge and meal plan.

    So today I need to add, change and wash bedding. Also managed to get my wardrobe sorted yesterday, another bag for CS.

    Have a great day everyone.
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    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 8th Oct 17, 8:28 AM
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    TD on..
    Pixies piddly bed stripped

    OH working 10-4ish but I am hoping to get the kitchen vaguely sorted as the girls are here to watch Twinkle.
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    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 8th Oct 17, 2:33 PM
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    3 hours in the kitchen.. laundry all folded and away, WM x4, DWx2.. needs another load doing..

    Girls fed, OHs sandwiches done for tomorrow, recycling and maggot bins emptied.

    Still no work surface to wipe.. but I can see table and floor.

    Feeding Twikle and putting her away for a nap then will restack the kitchen and sweep the surfaces and then the floor and put away school things, sort bags for tomorrow and start dinner.

    OH was supposed to be working 10-4 but someone walked out yesterday so he is there until 7pm.. thinking of the money!!
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    • atypicalblonde
    • By atypicalblonde 8th Oct 17, 3:05 PM
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    How is it 3pm?!

    Chicken dinner all prepped, WM X1, DW x1 and about to go on again, another chazza bag started, loads of recycling sorted, the list goes on!
    MFW
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    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 8th Oct 17, 3:50 PM
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    How is it 3pm?!
    Originally posted by atypicalblonde
    no idea but i am shattered..

    DW on again and its still not all done!!

    Pizza for dinner for the girls I think.. and then bath and bed. I told OH I would try to keep Squeak up to see him shen he gets in but it depends on her behaviour and how tired she is.

    Slurped a cuppa and a couple of yoghurts, see if it wakes me up any!

    Middle room still a swamp but the kitchen has minor progress.. I don't want OH coming home thinking I've been doing nothing all day.. something has to look different!
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    6/6/14 £72,454.65 (5.65% int.)
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    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 8th Oct 17, 5:03 PM
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    I've been a bit busy for a few days, so I apologise for not contributing.

    Happy belated birthday, ATB; so sorry to have missed it. .
    I hope Mr Jojo has recovered his equilibrium and finished bleaching the bathroom. (The people you work with sound really nasty.)
    Hugely well done Ionafan!
    Welcome back, Lil Me!
    I hope Mr Pigpen's first day at his new job went really well.

    Extremely irritating lodger left today - hurrah - but not until she'd let Devil Cat out. I was so angry I turned both letting rooms around straight away, cleaned the shower room and did three loads of washing all without pausing for anything other than coffee and then made OH brunch. I suppose I should be grateful but mostly I'm just hugely relieved she's finally gone. OH then did the washing up, turned the fridge out, dealt with the rubbish and vacuumed the top layer. For the first time in years we're both in the sitting room on a Sunday afternoon doing not much. *Bliss*
    Keeping it AF
    • YORKSHIRELASS
    • By YORKSHIRELASS 8th Oct 17, 6:06 PM
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    I think I missed your birthday too ATB sorry, hope you had a lovely day.

    Sooo.. my utility room looked ok from a distance but was actually filthy so all appliances and cupboards wiped down, freezer defrosted, Venetian blind cleaned, window washed, free standing cupboard moved and cleaned underneath. Elsewhere, mountains (and that is not an exaggeration) of laundry done, DS2s bed changed, called to see a friend with a birthday card, recycled some recycling and some paperwork done for DH.

    I really need to get back to some proper flying, I need to find the time each day to actually do a little cleaning rather than just do the basics of cooking, tidying and laundry if that makes sense.

    Hope MrPigpen has had a good day. Off to bring the last of the laundry in, make a mealplan and a shopping list, check my online banking and swish the kitchen floor over. Then it will be time to get ready for Monday!
    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 8th Oct 17, 7:42 PM
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    kazwookie
    Work done
    Dinner done
    WM is on
    Cat has had treats
    I'm chilling
    Sun, Sea
    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 8th Oct 17, 7:52 PM
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    OH just got home.. thankfully not expecting a cooked dinner!

    Girls bathed, brushed, deflea'd watered, teeth brushed and in bed.. peace will reign once Twinkle has stop screaming. I'll go boof her in a second if she doesn't settle.

    DW on last load.. YAY!!!! Finally!!! 4 loads I've run today.. WM has completed 6 loads and I have 1 on the line still and all the rest is dry and away. I have 2 loads ready to run tomorrow. Floor and worksurfaces are still disgusting but now I can see them I can deal with them unless the limpet is glued to me tomorrow.. *prays for nap from 11am-2pm again*

    Anything the fruit flies might find interesting has been eradicated so hopefully they will be mostly dead by this time tomorrow.

    Coffee made for his lordship.. he said is wasn't too horrific and the 6 hours shift becoming 9 hours passed quickly as it was absolutely manic. That's always a good thing.

    Well, guess I best boof the babe..
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    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 8th Oct 17, 8:41 PM
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    Oh, Lord.

    Himself decided to check his emails. He *might* have an interview at some point this week.

    So I had to convince him that he should get off his sorry arze and come with me into town to get something vaguely appropriate for an interview.

    I think I switched into School Uniform Shopping mode after all these years.

    We get into the Hell that is Primchav on a Sunday afternoon. I find the 'Smart' section instantly. He trails behind.

    I stand waiting beside the trousers, knowing that ideally, a charcoal suit would be better, but he would refuse point blank. He looks a bit confused when he gets there. I ask him 'what size?' and he replies 32R.

    So I dive into the rail and come out with a pair of 34S with a fair amount of give in the waist, standard fit to give some movement - and they are not the tacky shiny skinny cut ones he started heading towards. Before he's even had a chance to turn his nose up at them (because I've told him to hold them up against himself to check they're a good length - perfect distraction), I'm looking for smart shirts with collar sizes as he calls out 'Small to Medium'. He gets presented with a blue 16" collar. He does not know this represents a Large.

    'If you aren't wearing a suit, you'll definitely have to wear a tie'

    'I've got ties'.

    'I meant without aliens wearing Christmas hats. Dark red or burgundy?' I think he has grasped the concept that this is not a democracy.

    'Um, yeah.'

    'Great, here you go. You like the way the tones complement one another?' 'Yep.' 'And you're absolutely certain your black shoes aren't knackered?'

    'Positive'.

    'And you know that when you go into a building, you have to take your hat off?'

    'Yes, you made that pretty clear when I didn't at that Church thing last year'.

    'Great. Let's go'.

    We were out of there in under twenty minutes flat, most of which was spent silently hating everybody else and their whining offspring and need to send their spouse to wait in the queue whilst they wander off and do another 10 minutes' shopping before barging up the line.


    Got in, he tries it all on. It fits reasonably for off the peg (32 regular my arze, 34S is pushing credibility here, but if he adds his decent belt, that will cover a multitude of sins, especially as his shoes are quite chunky and the fall should be pretty much across his forefoot without taking them up), and will look better once the shirt doesn't have the creases from packing going across the middle. He says 'I'll hang it up and the creases will drop out'.


    I give it five minutes before going up, retrieve the ironing board from down the side of the wardrobe, drag the extremely expensive steam generator that hasn't seen the light of day in 6 years out of the cupboard, fire it up and get it looking like a shirt, or as much as you can with cheap clothing and the knowledge he would probably start hyperventilating if I put some starch into it. I quickly chuck the manky wire coathanger under the kitchen sink for dealing with blockages (where did it come from? I don't have the things in the house?) and put the shirt onto a decent wooden hanger, doing up the top buttons to help it hold its shape and transfer the trousers onto the proper trouser hangers. I also take the opportunity to give his trilby (yes, he has one - his head gets cold, what with there being no hair on it) a quick steam to bring it back up to wearable condition. And 'accidentally' drop the baseball caps behind where the ironing board lives.


    If he doesn't polish his shoes later, I expect I'll end up doing that as well. And there will be a check that he knows how to knot a tie to ensure he doesn't end up looking like one of those idiots on the Apprentice with knots nearly as large as their egos.


    Hurummphhh. Why do I know this stuff and he doesn't?

    ETA: he's entering the Toxic Waste Dump. Aka, the kitchen. I might have mentioned that I'm not eating anything prepared in there until it's been dealt with.
    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
    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 8th Oct 17, 8:44 PM
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    Hurummphhh. Why do I know this stuff and he doesn't?
    .
    Originally posted by Jojo the Tightfisted
    He does!! But in true 'man-baby' style he is playing dumb knowing you will turn into his mamma and do it for him!
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    • Natty68
    • By Natty68 8th Oct 17, 9:12 PM
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    Struggling financially

    Mortgage Free as of 20.9.17
    • ionafan
    • By ionafan 8th Oct 17, 9:16 PM
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    And 'accidentally' drop the baseball caps behind where the ironing board lives.
    Originally posted by Jojo the Tightfisted
    I did something like that with my DH's old baseball cap

    Well done on the kitchen progress, pigpen. Glad your OH survived his first day - hope he continues to enjoy the job.

    Today I
    - took Rosie for 3 walks; DH came with us this afternoon, so it was a slow amble.
    - was on duty at church this morning
    - mowed the lawn
    - cooked a roast chicken dinner with rice pudding to follow (SW version but very nice, creamy, filling and syn-free)

    Now I need to start my college prep, as we're going to DGDs' Harvest Festival tomorrow morning and I've got to take Rosie to her class in the afternoon. (It's certainly worthwhile as she now walks very nicely on a loose lead most of the time.)

    Will catch up with you all on the new thread tomorrow. Hope everyone has a calm start to the week x
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 8th Oct 17, 9:45 PM
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    He does!! But in true 'man-baby' style he is playing dumb knowing you will turn into his mamma and do it for him!
    Originally posted by pigpen

    If I didn't, knowing the requirements of the sort of job it is, he'd fail at the first hurdle for looking like a homeless person. Or not turn up. At which point I'd murderise him before despatching his mangled remains at his mother's.

    As he's been on the receiving end of a considerable about of my ire about postponing the wedding because he didn't get anything ready - but adamant that he wants to get married (it was his idea in the first place, after all ) and getting rather worried that I might tell him to stick it - and a claim that he has never had a job that required such things - I'm thinking that he would be truly suicidal to think that I'd tolerate him not getting round to it in the hope I'd take over.


    Mind you, his mother is the weediest, wimpiest person in the world. His Dad told a story in the summer where she decided she wouldn't mapread on a driving holiday because she might get it wrong after he asked her if she was sure it was second right or third. He waited until she'd dozed off in the passenger seat and drove them straight back home again.

    He left her a few years back.


    He needs to be at least a bit more like his dad, as he doesn't wait for other people to make decisions for him. I know he can, because he has done before now - like leaving a job that paid double my salary. Just got to make the alternatives so much less appealing than doing nothing.
    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
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