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    • Natty68
    • By Natty68 8th Oct 17, 9:09 PM
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    Weekly Flylady Thread 9th October 2017
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    • 8th Oct 17, 9:09 PM
    Weekly Flylady Thread 9th October 2017 8th Oct 17 at 9:09 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 Valli 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 donít 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...

    Magical Monday - Barnacled Bathroom and Sociable Study/Pc Area
    Level One..
    Clean floors in these rooms (even if it is around the clutter)
    Throw away all those empty bottles of shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, hairspray etc. I know they make the room look pretty but they are just cluttering up the place..!!
    Level Two...
    Clean baths, toilets and sinks
    Remove and bin all those slivers of soap that you have been saving, do you really need them?
    Clear any clutter from desk
    Dust PC and desk and wipe off those cup rings!!
    Wipe keyboard, house phone, sockets, switches and mouse etc
    Level Three...
    Clear clutter from floor
    Wipe down tiles in bathroom.. defragment the pc while doing this (programs.. accessories..system tools.. defragment!.).. if you do the disc cleanup as well, clear all the cookies and temporary files too
    Delete 10 links in your favourites which you no longer use or are dead!
    Clean shower screen/curtain if you have one/if required
    Clean/wash the brushes/dust box/filters on the vacuum cleaner!!!! .. make sure they are completely dry before using it though.. I donít want anyone electrocuted!!
    Change hand towels and flannels
    Extras:
    • Wipe the skirtings, door and window frames in these rooms
    • Wash your bathroom mats, nets, clean blind/curtains etc
    • Grab a binbag and fill it with stuff to leave the house.. rubbish or charity shop or to donate to a friend!
    • Clean the radiators in these rooms

    Tantalising Tuesday ~ Masterful Master Bedroom & Loopy Landing
    Level One...

    Check fire alarms are working
    Remove and wash bed linen.
    Level Two...
    Dust surfaces & make sure no cobwebs..
    Vacuum mattress before replacing with fresh linen.. do you need that winter duvet yet?
    15 minutes floordrobe clearance
    Level Three...
    Vacuum floors in bedroom and on landing
    Sort one area of clothes or linen storage making sure only what should be in there is, anything that's had it's day or doesn't belong there is removed
    Clear a hotspot., or spend 15 minutes clearing one.
    Extras..
    • 27 fling boogie time, time for that midweek fling, go on grab a bag and clear that clutter
    • Put away those summer clothes from someones cupboard and get out the winter woollies.. donít store anything that is past its best! Make a list of things you need to buy!!
    • Clean windows in these rooms
    • Check house for places where draughts are getting in.. doors, windows etc and see if there are ways to stop it!

    Wishful Wednesday ~ those frightening kids rooms and spare rooms
    Level One...
    Vacuum the floor, even if it's just where you can see
    Level Two...
    Clear away anything that isn't in it's place, clothes, toys, books etc
    Dusting.. all those shelves and flat fluffy surfaces!! Donít forget the light shade and curtain pole!!!
    Level Three...
    Strip beds and replace with fresh linen .. check if duvets need freshening up too!!
    Sort through a cupboard/chest of drawers and get the clothes out which are no longer wearable, too small or out of season!
    Wipe any sticky marks off walls and doors
    ExtrasÖ
    • Wash a set of curtains, nets, duvet or throw
    • Time for the Flylady Fling, in the toy box!!!! aim for 27.. if no toy box youíll have to choose another area!
    • 30 minutes ironing

    Tantalising Thursday ~ Kooking Kitchen and Dancing Dining Room
    Level One...
    Clean floors
    Level Two...
    Clear and wipe kitchen surfaces
    Sort fridge bringing what needs using soon to the front, clean out any spills or grots in there!
    Wipe dining table.. (clean table cloth if necessary)
    Level Three...
    Dust any extra furniture in dining area, checking for cobwebs on way round
    Wipe and replace all those small appliances.. kettle, toaster etc
    Descale kettle and iron
    Clean cupboard door fronts and fronts of appliances .. don't forget those kick boards..
    Check those washing machine filters and drawers for ickiness!! Tumble dryer and dishwasher filters need to be done too!!

    ExtrasÖ
    • Wipe window sills and clean windows in these rooms
    • Wipe down any tiles and shine those taps.. a toothbrush is great for cleaning away the gunk!
    • Clean oven if you didn't do it last week
    • 30 minutes ironing.

    Friday ~ Luscious Living Room, Handsome Hall Stupendous Stairs
    Level One...
    Vacuum floors and sofas
    Level Two...
    Dusting, even if around everything
    Remove clutter making sure stairs especially are safe
    Clean TV, other electricals and cabinets
    Water any thirsty plants, wipe their poor neglected leaves!!
    Level Three...
    Wipe light switches, sockets (make sure they are not switched on!!) and banister
    Clean any other glass like mirrors, pictures etc
    Tidy shoes, coats and bags .. wash any that need washing in preparation for cold weather!! See if there are any that don't fit, past their best or just plain uncomfy which could leave the house!
    Put up linings or winter curtains to keep out those draughts.
    ExtrasÖ
    • Paperwork clearance.. spend 15 minutes minimum sorting through those piles of paper.
    • Vacuum under furniture you can manage to move without hurting yourself
    • Clean a window or two.
    • Get yourself a bag or box, go around collecting things that are not in the place they should be, then put them back where they should be, or better still give them to their owners to put away themselves
    • 30 minutes ironing
    • Get those uniforms, games kits, coats and things in the wash which you will need on Monday

    FRIDAY EXTRA - Don't forget your ME time this weekend, even if it's just a nice relaxing bath!!! Go on you deserve it
    Last edited by Natty68; 13-10-2017 at 6:46 PM.


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    • PiggyBankShaker
    • By PiggyBankShaker 10th Oct 17, 4:15 PM
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    Hi Fliers!

    Just a quick check in. Feeling bleurgh today, have a lingering chest infection and Aunt Flo is visiting. However, I put my big girl pants on and gave myself a firm talking to and 1) did some washing up (after going to the shop for washing up liquid) 2) vacuumed floors in bedroom and on landing 3) cleared a grotspot.

    This evening I hope to get a coat of paint on an upcycling project I'm working on, between taking DS to gymnastics and feeding the kids...

    Hope everyone's Tuesday is going well.
    Trying to declutter, tidy and clean in time for our 10-year 'housiversary.'
    • Valli
    • By Valli 10th Oct 17, 4:17 PM
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    Valli
    o/very efficient errand running done - chazzer *fling* - and big stuff that was cluttering me up; bank to pay in more PTA cheques. (After ransacking hovel for 'missing' paying in book), plumbers to pay deposit (cheque) and Morries for fuel. All worked out for best route, too. The lack of enthusiasm I have to 'do' comes from my bereavement; I feel the worst has happened; nothing anyone can throw at me will ever be worse than this (in my mind). But I am beginning to feel dragged down by the mess; it's a vicious cycle. So any achievement feels big! The fling was a couple of huge glass jars for candles in the garden, given to mum, she didn't want them so they've been cluttering up here for weeks, and a laundry/washing basket DS brought back from Uni that won't fit anywhere in a 'put it away' stylee so it's gone!
    Home, transferred money into current account for plumber's cheque (method in my madness - having written the cheque I cannot let it bounce) and email checked. Online DBS application/check spotted and completed *glow*. It was only in my inbox for 2 hours. Other people end up having it all resent because they don't get it done/spot it/ ever read their email

    I am sick to the back teeth of all these 'ladies' offering me 'fun' via email because they think I am male because my forename is a masculine name in other countries.

    Not my stuff that hit the fan; I am benefitting because I get to take over...I have been planning this for weeks and weeks - it has now been realised I can do admin so flexible arrangements have been made.

    I *almost* have the enthusiasm to clean the dining room AKA DUMP - after my - help yourselves

    Oh I emptied the maiden too.
    Last edited by Valli; 10-10-2017 at 4:39 PM.
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    • x_raphael_xx
    • By x_raphael_xx 10th Oct 17, 4:52 PM
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    After my slow start this morning I have redeamed myself by painting Duncans room. We need to put up the new blind (BF doing later), and the cladding needs staining, but we are almost there.

    Lovely to see you back Raphael! Exciting, buying a house; absolutely right to get on top of the Flying and unpacking before it descends into the chaotic muddle most of us live in before we join the thread. I love your idea of painting the lampshade - I searched for months before I could find the lampshades I wanted, and eventually did at Trago Liskeard, but on reflection it would have saved a lot of time and money if I'd just painted the horrible coloured old ones.
    Originally posted by Honey Bear
    I wanted something that looked exactly the same, but a different colour. It's an uplighter type, so upside down to how a table lamp would point, but there is no hole in the point so you can't see the bulb.
    I couldn't even see the right shape shade online, let alone the colour. It's worked really nicely. I just used a clean washing up sponge and dabbed on the paint.

    Befores & after:



    Elderly relative fell at the weekend. She has 4 grown up children, who all live near to her, yet one of them has suggested it's appropriate for her to come and stay with me for a few weeks She's 80 years old, can't wash/feed herself etc (broken arm) - but somehow it's appropriate for her to stay with me who a) has two young kids who are boisterous b) has 2 part-time jobs and c) is hardly ever at home. What the actual hell?! Why can't she stay with them?! Rant over. I would do anything to help but that seriously would be too much. It also wouldn't be fair on her.
    Originally posted by atypicalblonde
    My granny had 4 daughters, when she was getting to the end and needed daily help, it fell to my auntie who was also a full time nurse to care for her.
    My mum & one sister lived in other cities so were unavailable. The final sister had no job or commitments. The nurse asked her to help out, as she was getting exhaused (mentally too as granny had dementia). Sister agreed, as long as she was paid for it!! Ridiculous, she wanted a wage from looking after her own mum!

    Magical Monday - Barnacled Bathroom and Sociable Study/Pc Area
    Level Two...
    Clean toilets
    Level Three...
    Clean shower screen/curtain if you have one/if required
    Clean/wash the brushes/dust box/filters on the vacuum cleaner!!!! .. make sure they are completely dry before using it though.. I donít want anyone electrocuted!!
    Extras:
    • Wipe the skirtings, door and window frames in these rooms
    • Wash your bathroom mats, nets, clean blind/curtains etc
    • Clean the radiators in these room
    Tantalising Tuesday ~ Masterful Master Bedroom & Loopy Landing
    Level Two...
    Dust surfaces & make sure no cobwebs..
    Level Three...
    Vacuum floors in bedroom and on landing
    Sort one area of clothes or linen storage making sure only what should be in there is, anything that's had it's day or doesn't belong there is removed
    Clear a hotspot., or spend 15 minutes clearing one.
    Extras..
    • 27 fling boogie time, time for that midweek fling, go on grab a bag and clear that clutter
    • Put away those summer clothes from someones cupboard and get out the winter woollies.. donít store anything that is past its best! Make a list of things you need to buy!!
    • Clean windows in these rooms
    Other bits
    Organise stuff to sell
    Tidy books
    Paint Duncans room Done!
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    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 10th Oct 17, 8:45 PM
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    Any piece of tech that started telling me I ought to move my butt would very swiftly find itself being given a free flying lesson - and not the sort of Flying we do here, either!
    It's "horses for courses" I think; Mr LW was 53 and I was 43 when we got married.

    Ah, that's my problem - I was taught at a very early age that anything less than perfect was Not Good Enough (got told off on one glorious occasion for *only* getting 98% in a maths exam) so when I fall short of perfect I get depressed and feel I want to stop bothering at all.

    I'm pleased that Kelpie is feeling better, btw.

    ETA: ATB just seen your post - you must've posted while I was typing. My reaction - Ridiculous and totally impractical. Plus, who on earth do they think they are, trying to dictate who you invite into your home to stay??
    Originally posted by LameWolf
    Ooh, snap. The teacher took the time to write a letter home to say how pleased he was that I had got 98.6% in the exam. Considering Maths (other than PE) was the subject I had always found hardest, the angry 'Your teacher wrote a letter to me - tell him not to bother unless you get 100%' and the letter tossed in the direction of the kitchen bin, was less than appreciated.

    Needless to say, were She to require nursing, there isn't enough money in the world that could entice me to do it, whether my home, her midden or a tent on the central reservation of the M5.



    Came in to find (this seems to be a recurring theme - what will I walk into this time?) Himself was in the process of transferring yet another set of shelves up into the spare room. At least these now free off some space in the kitchen to pull the table out further. Pity about the foot high heap of gibble he's dumped on it again - he moans about how the cats have to stand/sit on any clear surface the moment it's done, but ignores the fact that this only happens if he hasn't hefted crap onto it first. And at least when the cats do it, you only have to give it a quick wipe before using, rather than a 45 minute sort, put away, clean and then wipe, only to turn your back for a second and there's more crap been heaped up.


    After a couple of days of feeling less grumpy, I'm feeling the huffs coming back. This may be an AF approaching thing, or it may be because I've worked out the average calories consumed in a day at present is nowhere near enough - about 850kcal. No wonder I've been eating my packed lunch (of about 250 calories, apparently) before 11am most days and I'm starving with at least an hour to go before finishing work.

    I think I need to put an online order in. He's not great with meal planning - and forgets to add veggies.
    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 10th Oct 17, 9:28 PM
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    At the ripe old age of 85 someone I knew got married for the first time. What do you think happens to us when we get past whatever age is the cut off point, Piggers?!!!!
    Originally posted by Honey Bear
    My great-grandad got married for the 4th time at 84 (in 1983). Purely because he didn't want to live with someone while unmarried because it was not the done thing in his day and age and while society didn't mind it was just the proper way. OHs family are all horrified we aren't married.. and having children out of wedlock is pretty much the biggest sin known to man!

    There isn't a 'cut-off' it just feels wrong for me.. I'm delighted for everyone else who finds happiness.. maybe I'm just jealous too lol

    Done nothing today.. my neck and shoulders are agony.
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    • Valli
    • By Valli 10th Oct 17, 10:03 PM
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    Valli
    my dining room is clean - for once. That was the worst room.
    My steam cleaner has been delivered...from the Vax sale - with attachments. I'm excited
    Make two - and freeze one!
    Don't put it DOWN - put it AWAY!
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    • Narc0lepsy
    • By Narc0lepsy 10th Oct 17, 10:12 PM
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    ATB .how ridiculous
    Had a good w/e at my mum's, BIL's funeral went as well as can be expected.
    But sitting here numb as friend's husband just rang; pathology results have arrived and she has 18months. Beyond devastated.
    Sorry not much flying in this post. Still unpacking my bag from the weekend. Put a load of washing on this morning, does that count? Went to uni.
    Sorry haven't caught up with thread.
    Remember...a layer of dust protects the wood beneath it.
    • YORKSHIRELASS
    • By YORKSHIRELASS 10th Oct 17, 10:19 PM
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    Stand up for yourself atb, you don't have room in your life for caring for an elderly relative. Why you anyways ??!!

    Valli I have never suffered a bereavement like yours but I had this feeling when DS was diagnosed that if one really terrible thing could happen in my life then what else could be around the corner? It sort of felt that everything safe and solid wasn't what it seemed and my whole world had shifted out of line somehow. I felt all adrift for a long time.

    Good day here, both paid stuff, gym class, everyone fed. Bedroom tidied and dusted. Need some food shopping tomorrow. DS is eating a huge amount at the moment which is great, he might even manage to put a little weight on.

    Night all x
    • Narc0lepsy
    • By Narc0lepsy 10th Oct 17, 10:25 PM
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    I am sick to the back teeth of all these 'ladies' offering me 'fun' via email because they think I am male because my forename is a masculine name in other countries.
    Originally posted by Valli
    I get a lot of companies filling in my web site contact form saying how many more clients they could get for me by proper advertising across the world. Er, I diagnose dyslexia, you aren't going to encourage people by putting a jolly advert in "Oh look what an enticing advert, I think I'll go and see if I'm dyslexic.....no matter that I live in Timbuctoo and the assessor is in Herts". I did once email back and say have they actually read what service I offer, and do they really think that targeted advertising will bring me £££?
    Remember...a layer of dust protects the wood beneath it.
    • Mademoiselle
    • By Mademoiselle 10th Oct 17, 10:46 PM
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    Just enjoyed the pleasure of coming back in late to a tidy house, well living room, bedroom & kitchen. Able to make a cuppa and sit down peacefully.

    Today I have done the ironing and put everything away, cleared round living room, bedroom and kitchen and got rid of and/or put away a few more bits in the bathroom. Beginning to think that bathroom might cleared by the end of the week if I carry on bit by bit, in which case might get it cleaned on Friday as I'm not working. Long day tomorrow and Thursday so plan is just to keep good areas good and out or throw at least one thing away in the bathroom.

    Progress is progress even if it is tiny bit by tiny bit.

    Sorry to hear so many of you are struggling
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 10th Oct 17, 11:24 PM
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    Evening everyone

    Sending hugs to all, especially Valli and Narco

    Dailies done
    Spanish lessons done
    All bulk cooking done and dusted except for chilli, as I only have one s c and it's full of bolognese atm. Mince, onions and peppers all cooked and in fridge ready for s c tomorrow evening.

    Now desperately need to sort both freezers as they are both a bit chaotic. It's a combination of Mr T delivery today and all the frozen meals I've made. Will have to get a round tuit later in week.

    I have my ECG tomorrow afternoon. Not really looking forward to it to be honest but needs must eh.

    Magical Monday - Barnacled Bathroom and Sociable Study/Pc Area
    Clean floors in these rooms (even if it is around the clutter)
    Clean baths, toilets and sinks
    Wipe down tiles in bathroom
    Extras:
    Wipe the skirtings, door and window frames in these rooms


    Tantalising Tuesday ~ Masterful Master Bedroom
    Vacuum floors in bedroom


    Wishful Wednesday ~ spare room
    Vacuum the floor, even if it's just where you can see
    Extra
    30 minutes ironing


    Spoons and sticks for anyone needing some
    Hope you all have a super 'hump-day'
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    • Valli
    • By Valli 11th Oct 17, 5:50 AM
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    Valli
    Narco - hugs. Hope you get to spend some quality time with her, it's horrible.

    Thanks for all your support.

    New job whizzing through head so can't sleep (again) because I am thinking - and planning.
    First thing I will do is grab a scribble pad (if there are any) and take stationery out of IN tray so that it can be used as IN tray!
    Make two - and freeze one!
    Don't put it DOWN - put it AWAY!
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    • Fayolle
    • By Fayolle 11th Oct 17, 7:38 AM
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    Stand up for yourself atb, you don't have room in your life for caring for an elderly relative. Why you anyways ??!!

    Valli I have never suffered a bereavement like yours but I had this feeling when DS was diagnosed that if one really terrible thing could happen in my life then what else could be around the corner? It sort of felt that everything safe and solid wasn't what it seemed and my whole world had shifted out of line somehow. I felt all adrift for a long time x
    Originally posted by YORKSHIRELASS
    Wise words. X

    ((Hugs)), especially to Valli and Narco.

    DH took me out for a posh lunch yesteday which was lovely. Being lazy and spoilt suits me, but unfortunately now it seems that my guag has well and truly run away and hidden. If anyone finds it, please send it back as the house has had no attention all week, and I might just sit down and sleep for the rest of the day instead.....
    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 11th Oct 17, 9:11 AM
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    Twinkle squawked until 4am.. I am dead on my feet and today will comprise of putting the beast to bed and trying to get an afternoon snooze while the neighbours house is being gutted..
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    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 11th Oct 17, 9:14 AM
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    Honey Bear
    (((Hugs))) Narco and Valli.

    *Healing vibes* for you Piggy Bank Shaker.

    So sorry to hear your four cousins think their freedom from responsibility is more important than their own mother ATB.

    Taking Kelpie to his hydrotherapy now, and when I come back I'll crack on with the listy. Many thanks for it, Natty.
    Keeping it AF
    • PiggyBankShaker
    • By PiggyBankShaker 11th Oct 17, 9:43 AM
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    PiggyBankShaker

    *Healing vibes* for you Piggy Bank Shaker.
    Originally posted by Honey Bear
    Thanks! Much better today, but still chesty and sweating loads (nice - sorry!)

    Off to a flying start today. The professional oven cleaner arrived at 9.15 to do our double oven and extractor fan, so I get to have a gleaming oven without lifting a finger! Even had a MAD 30 mins last night in the kitchen in expectation of his arrival, so I got a head start on today, too!

    Will tackle the kids bedroom this morning and get an extra coat of paint on my up-cycling project (hallway sideboard) Of course, until it's finished all the shoes are residing in the living room... Get a move on PBS!

    DH is away on business all day tomorrow and Friday, so I want to get on top of things before goes to cut down on any anxiety (which I'm prone to...)

    Have a great day, lovelies!
    Last edited by PiggyBankShaker; 11-10-2017 at 9:59 AM.
    Trying to declutter, tidy and clean in time for our 10-year 'housiversary.'
    • atypicalblonde
    • By atypicalblonde 11th Oct 17, 10:58 AM
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    atypicalblonde
    Biggest of hugs to Valli and Narco xx
    Piggers - sorry you had such a rubbish night, hope you manage to get some shut-eye today xx
    Hope hydrotherapy goes well HB xx

    Thanks for your supportive comments ladies, you are all so lovely. Sometimes I feel like I'm surrounded by people in RL who are on another planet to me!

    Got a couple of froggie issues that I hope are sorted this week - sent an !!!!!y letter special delivery this morning to one of the organisations in question that I am doing battle with, threatened to refer it to local MP, let's see if that gets me anywhere!

    Living room thoroughly cleaned this morning, will go and pop a wash on shortly and make a , plenty to go round so help yourselves xx
    MFW
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    • Fayolle
    • By Fayolle 11th Oct 17, 11:10 AM
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    Fayolle
    Thanks for the cuppa ATB! Much needed.

    I have given myself a kick up the proverbial. I resisted calling off a morning jog with a friend, and to be fair we walked for most of it but at least we were outside. I've showered and hair tamed, and have stripped the beds and the first load is in the WM now. Yesterday's just-about-dry washing has been moved to the airing cupboard. I'm now going to pick bits off the last 3 days' lists to try to catch up a bit before a volunteering meeting at lunchtime. School meeting later, as well, which is at that really awkward time when it isn't worth DD coming home, but also too long to hang around. Because I am evil, she may have to come and do the grocery shopping with me to save driving back and forth more than once.
    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 11th Oct 17, 12:16 PM
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    pigpen
    Piggers - sorry you had such a rubbish night, hope you manage to get some shut-eye today xx
    Originally posted by atypicalblonde
    No chance.. a wall is being knocked down next door! :/

    WM|x1
    DWx2
    clean laundry folded.. 3 loads!
    pj's sorted for tonight

    I need to fling something in the SC for dinner.. to avoid the temptation to do freezer crap for the smalls and just not feed myself again.. Dance class for 2 of them.

    need to ring yodel about my 'no its not in the blue bin' card and the royal mail it is 'not returned to sender' item.. gggrrrr
    LB moment 10/06 Debt Free date 6/6/14
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    • bossymoo
    • By bossymoo 11th Oct 17, 12:26 PM
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    bossymoo
    Oops, is it afternoon already?

    So far flying, I have only emptied the DW. But I have finished 2 lots of homework. I do have some more reading but don't need to finish that for another 10 days so I've printed what's good to go, and will pace myself for the rest

    Have also done some stretches and a bit of rebounder jogging - my hips are achey so I thought that would be gentle and kind on them.

    Booked table for dinner for this eve. No cooking or washing up. Yaay. Will check their online menu I think so I can help the kids choose. DS will want something that comes with chips, but without the chips, lol. And DD is the opposite. So will see if there is anything we can switcheroo. FIL is going to meet us too, since MIL is away. I gather he is busy with golfing each day but I'm conscious he's home alone in the afternoons and evenings.

    Next job is peel some apples and make some jam-type substance. Plus, I think I've given in about the selling pile. So I'll sort it to take to the chazzer on Friday, one that was recently broken into. I have some Ikea bags I can use, don't think I can park outside...
    Bossymoo

    Away with the fairies
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