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    • Valli
    • By Valli 7th Jan 18, 5:04 PM
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    Weekly Flylady Thread 8th January 2018
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    • 7th Jan 18, 5:04 PM
    Weekly Flylady Thread 8th January 2018 7th Jan 18 at 5:04 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!


    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

    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...

    Marvellous Monday - Blitz those bathrooms

    Level 1

    Throw the windows open wide in your bathrooms, en-suites and cloakrooms
    Remove any rubbish from these rooms
    Flush loos and fling down some cream cleaner or loo cleaner
    Clear all the gibble from round the bath and out of showers
    Scrub bath and/or shower tray
    Wipe down edge of bath, panels and shower screens
    Wipe switches and sockets
    Check lighting is all working and not acting as fly cemetry - clean out if so
    Remove plugs and clean them, too including underneath; clear any traps

    Level 2


    Now the loo has had a soak scrub it out - don't forget under the rim
    Wipe all cistern, handles/buttons, outside of loo, seat and lid
    Flush loo and pour bleach round bowl
    Close lid
    Wipe toilet toll holder
    Check spare toilet roll stock has not mysteriously vanished

    Level 3

    Wipe sills and shelves
    Wipe soap bottles
    Polish towel rails
    clean out sink and polish taps
    Bleach down all drains and in all overflows
    Check for cobwebs in corners
    Sweep, wipe or vacuum floor as appropriate
    Put out fresh towels
    Dirty towels into the WM for a HOT wash

    Extras

    S&S kitchen
    Check smoke alarms are fully-functional
    HHI
    Mad half hour -
    if you're a H2H or a Flymarketeer use this time for that!

    Tuesday Twinkles Living room

    Level1

    Empty out any rubbish
    Clear and clean coffee table
    Rehome anything which is out of place
    Wipe coasters
    Deal with any flowers/water & wipe plants
    Clear out fire/woodburner
    Get a just-damp cloth and wipe switches, sockets and places where sticky fingers linger

    Level 2

    Dust and polish any wooden furniture or just dust
    Check corners for cobwebs/spiders and remove
    Dust skirting boards
    Wipe handles/sockets/switches
    Dust electricals

    Level 3

    Lift chair/sofa cushions and vacuum under them - check for escaped baubles
    Wipe leather furniture/vacuum sofas
    Sweep/mop/vacuum floor

    extras
    clean window in lounge
    MAD half hour - only half an hour - this is a nibble not a mouthful! Challenge time for challengers!
    HHI
    Binbag fling - grab a bin bag, run around the house and fill it with gibble and CHUCK IT OUT


    Wonderful Wednesday Boudoir beckons!

    Level one

    Open the window
    Strip the bed
    Fling the sheets in the washbasket
    Go and get your breakfast/kids off to school etc

    level 2


    Close the window (like you haven't already)
    Dust the headboard or vacuum as appropriate
    remake the bed
    Clear the floordrobe/chairdrobe or any other clutter
    (see - looks better already)

    Dust all horizontal surfaces - vertical too, if you have time
    Polish any mirrors

    Level Three
    Clean the windows
    Vacuum the floor
    Make sure bedside cabinets are clear of clutter

    Extras

    If you need to keep meds upstairs (eg asthma inhalers) make sure they are in date and ready for use
    HHI - don't let it build up
    MAD half hour - use it for your challenges or sort a drawer in the bedroom


    Thrilling Thursday

    Hall, stairs, landing

    Level one


    Beat, vacuum or wash doormats
    Clean windows and mirrors
    Wipe switches and sockets
    Check corners and crevices - deweb!
    Put away summer coats/anything not currently in use

    Level two
    Dust, wipe or polish banisters and rails
    Clear out detritus
    Vacuum all floors or mop inc stairs
    Shift the shoe pile - put away anything not being worn

    Level 3
    Wash down front door inside and out
    Dust any furniture in these rooms
    Clean light fittings inc. wiping bulbs with a damp cloth - see how much brighter they are

    Extras
    Check smoke alarms; CO alarms
    HHI
    MAD half hour
    CHALLENGES - how are you doing?
    S&S kitchen
    S&S bathroom
    shops selling 'spring cleaning' stuff on offer - do you need anything?


    Friday Flight _ Kitchen and Dining Room

    Kitchen and Dining room

    Level One


    Change table cloth/wipe table mats
    Polish/wipe table and chairs
    Empty bins and wash them out
    Clear sides and wipe down sides and tiles
    Clean all appliances you keep out

    Level 2
    Clean cupboard fronts and wipe handles
    Wipe sockets and switches with a just-damp cloth
    Dust in dining room

    Level 3

    Clean and clear utility
    Clear sills and wipe
    Put out new or clean cloths and tea towels
    Mop/sweep/vacuum floor

    Extras

    S&S bathroom
    Update your list of herbs and spices handily stuck inside the cupboard door so you know what you’ve got in stock somewhere. Check all are (reasonably) in date, too.
    Choose a cupboard to clear and clean
    HHI - get that mountain down
    MAD half hour
    Last edited by Valli; 11-01-2018 at 10:06 PM.
    Make two - and freeze one!
    Don't put it DOWN - put it AWAY!
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    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 12th Jan 18, 11:26 PM
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    Evening folks

    Hope you soon feeling better roundtuit - sending some hugs

    .... Lynne, I meant to ask whether we can all come over and visit you in Spain. It looks a very nice resort
    Originally posted by ionafan
    Looks gorgeous doesn't it - fingers xd it's made definite.

    I think it would be fantastic if some of you came over. How about a Spanish Flylady meet. I think that I can get a discount for family and friends bookings so will have to find out in due course

    Dailies done
    Spanish lesson done
    Sorted/shuffled rest of small freezer
    Kitchen left sparkling and all PA. Oats made

    MAD = Went round with dampened cloth with disinfectant and did all switches, sockets and handles where could get without moving furniture.

    H2H = My herbs, spices and sauces all live in a separate cupboard.

    When I had the new kitchen a couple of years ago, I had one of the double wall-cupboards cut in half depth-wise, measured and added three shelves.

    All my herbs and spices are now in alphabetical order on top shelves, jars and pots such as mustard, mint sauce etc on third shelf, which is slightly deeper, and taller stuff such as vinegar, tom sauce etc on bottom, which was left even deeper. This way I can find things instantly and see what is running low each week.

    Today I wiped it out, wiped the contents, and checked all the dates were still okay.

    If it's gone it's done or I don't have one

    Marvellous Monday - Blitz those bathrooms

    Tuesday Twinkles Living room
    HHI


    Wonderful Wednesday Boudoir beckons!

    Thrilling Thursday - Hall

    Friday Flight _ Kitchen and Dining Room

    Hugs, gws vibes, sticks and spoons if you need some
    Hope you all have a lovely Saturday
    Lx
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    • nannygladys
    • By nannygladys 12th Jan 18, 11:40 PM
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    Hi everyone, I had a much better nights sleep last night and woke up feeling so much better and brighter today, I hope tonight I sleep as well. Anyone not sleeping well has all my sympathy as this is a recent thing with me.
    Today has been just a general tidy up, with a quick clear up along the way as I have been out doing grandma duties and then walking dds dog for her.
    Tomorrow I'm tackling one/two kitchen cupboards and steam mopping the floor in there.
    Nannyg
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    • Narc0lepsy
    • By Narc0lepsy 12th Jan 18, 11:46 PM
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    Narc0lepsy
    Happy birthday for 15 mins.
    Hope Himself is ok.
    What a pain about your cards; we have both had ours "used" for buying playstation games in the US - when we were actually in Tesco in Essex......luckily got refunded quickly.
    Remember...a layer of dust protects the wood beneath it.
    • Narc0lepsy
    • By Narc0lepsy 12th Jan 18, 11:47 PM
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    Narc0lepsy
    JoJoHappy birthday for 15 mins.
    Hope Himself is ok.
    What a pain about your cards; we have both had ours "used" for buying playstation games in the US - when we were actually in Tesco in Essex......luckily got refunded quickly.[/QUOTE]
    Remember...a layer of dust protects the wood beneath it.
    • Valli
    • By Valli 13th Jan 18, 1:05 AM
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    Valli
    Happy birthday Jojo...Saturday too.
    I’m awake because I inadvertently had a nap.

    Oops

    WM on - towels

    In bed now
    Make two - and freeze one!
    Don't put it DOWN - put it AWAY!
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    • Dizzy Imp
    • By Dizzy Imp 13th Jan 18, 7:49 AM
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    Dizzy Imp
    Morning! Happy birthday Jojo - hope you have a lovely day x

    Another disturbed night here. Dunno what's going on in my head with all the weird dreams. Small and Tiny crept in to wake me up and show me Tiny's torn toe-nail. Lovely. I thought it was 3.15am but my watch had stopped. It was 7.02am according to my trusty Kindle.

    A day of pottering and dot-to-dotting planned. DH and Small have football training this morning and I have a bit of ironing to catch up with.

    Ooh, a Spanish Flylady holibob....sounds amazing! Hope you enjoy your time there Lynne x

    Laters xxx
    • ionafan
    • By ionafan 13th Jan 18, 8:30 AM
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    ionafan

    Happy Birthday, Jojo! Hope you get to eat what you like today and that you don't have to do any washing up.

    My plans for today (DH is off to play on the big railway):
    - finish off a service booklet for church
    - phone a friend
    - phone the carpenter
    - sort my study: I need to see if the carpet is still there, and I'm really cross with myself that when I got into the loft yesterday (which means pulling our bed out and squeezing through an Alice-in-Wonderland door) I forgot to put away the family photos that have been cluttering up the c-o-d for months
    - repack the package and go to the PO again; also post a missing jigsaw piece to DGS4 (it disappeared under the sofa when they were playing here on New Year's Eve) and a letter
    - go shopping in the next town: I've been wanting to replace our old duvet set for months, and now DH has worn a big hole in his pillowcase!
    - take Rosie for a walk
    - do some reading for my next essay
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    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 13th Jan 18, 8:33 AM
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    kazwookie
    JOJO Happy Birthday

    A long list made for today
    Starting with lables for ebay sales, then post office at a suitable time......
    Hoovering
    Washing
    Food buying
    Sun, Sea
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 13th Jan 18, 8:47 AM
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    Purplemumof2
    [COLOR="Blue"] ok Here goes this Week...

    Marvellous Monday - Blitz those bathrooms

    Level 1

    Throw the windows open wide in your bathrooms, en-suites and cloakrooms - DONE
    Remove any rubbish from these rooms - DONE
    Flush loos and fling down some cream cleaner or loo cleaner - DONE
    Clear all the gibble from round the bath and out of showers - DONE
    Scrub bath and/or shower tray - DONE
    Wipe down edge of bath, panels and shower screens - DONE
    Wipe switches and sockets - DONE
    Check lighting is all working and not acting as fly cemetry - clean out if so - DONE
    Remove plugs and clean them, too including underneath; clear any traps


    Tuesday Twinkles Living room

    Level1

    Empty out any rubbish - DONE
    Clear and clean coffee table - DONE
    Rehome anything which is out of place - DONE
    Wipe coasters - DONE
    Deal with any flowers/water & wipe plants - DONE
    Clear out fire/woodburner
    Get a just-damp cloth and wipe switches, sockets and places where sticky fingers linger
    - DONE



    Wonderful Wednesday Boudoir beckons!

    Level one

    Open the window - DONE
    Strip the bed - DONE
    Fling the sheets in the washbasket - DONE


    Thrilling Thursday

    Hall, stairs, landing

    Level one


    Beat, vacuum or wash doormats
    Clean windows and mirrors - DONE
    Wipe switches and sockets - DONE
    Check corners and crevices - deweb! - DONE
    Put away summer coats/anything not currently in use


    Friday Flight _ Kitchen and Dining Room

    Kitchen and Dining room

    Level One


    Change table cloth/wipe table mats - DONE
    Polish/wipe table and chairs - DONE
    Empty bins and wash them out - DONE
    Clear sides and wipe down sides and tiles - DONE
    Clean all appliances you keep out

    Originally posted by Valli
    Morning,

    Aiming to get Level 1 done this weekend.

    Hope everyone is ok?

    Pmo2
    X
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    • Valli
    • By Valli 13th Jan 18, 8:54 AM
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    Valli
    Lie in
    Coffee
    Kindle
    Make two - and freeze one!
    Don't put it DOWN - put it AWAY!
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    • atypicalblonde
    • By atypicalblonde 13th Jan 18, 10:17 AM
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    Iím in bed with Norovirus. Been vomiting for over 14 hours now. Deep joy.

    Healing vibes appreciated x
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 13th Jan 18, 10:19 AM
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    Happy birthday JoJo, hope you have a lovely day xx

    Hope you feel better soon atypicalblonde xx
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    • ionafan
    • By ionafan 13th Jan 18, 10:23 AM
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    ionafan
    GWS atb. I hope someone is looking after you, and that the whole family doesn't go down with it at once.

    DH has gone off to play trains. Phonecalls made.

    Add "WMx2" to my list, also "visit friend at 10.30" to my list, also "WMx2". Won't be able to get to PO now.
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    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 13th Jan 18, 10:29 AM
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    Morning all. I haven't had time to read through the thread so I hope you're all ok and if you're one of the many with the lurgy, that you feel heaps better soon. DD has just turned up for her flu jab appt to be told they've run out.

    This morning I have washed up the breakfast dishes, made our bed, done 20 minutes on the exercise bike, got washed and dressed and sorted out one of the kitchen cupboards. Lots of out of date meds to take to be destroyed. I've also done the menu for the week after trawling the fridge, and sent DH off to work with a shopping list to get on the way home.

    Just having a cuppa and will then take the dogs for a walk. Lots more to do today:

    More sorting of cupboards in the kitchen and hall
    WI paperwork
    And my maybe jobs are still waiting to be done.

    Have a great day everyone.
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    • roundtuit
    • By roundtuit 13th Jan 18, 10:34 AM
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    roundtuit
    Morning everyone

    Happy Birthday Jojo Hope you have a good day xx
    And thank you for your wise words; and thank you to everyone who wished me well yesterday xx

    I started to feel vaguely 'human' again yesterday evening and was able to eat. DS's dad came over for coffee and to check I was ok and was pleased I'd been able to do a little flying. I think his words were:'Great. Don't let this barsteward stop you moving forward'; easier said than done when your brain has dissolved, but he knows that and knew the effort it would have taken to do anything so I didn't mind.

    I slept Oh boy, did I sleep 10 pm til 5.15 am, up for a wee, then back to bed 'til I woke up at 8.40 am. And I haven't got that disgusting 'oh I've slept too long' dodgy head this morning either. I didn't know if DS had come home or not until I saw his shoes by the front door when I came down. And breathe

    Between waking up and actually getting up (9.30 am ) I decided that I'm going to ask if I can be moved in to the quiet office across the corridor, and if I can have more work to do. (I'm hoping the latter will influence the answer ). I'm also going to buy some of Jojo's ear filters - I need to do a Mr T online shop today so I'll buy the filters at the same time.

    I've made my bed, opened bedroom and bathroom windows to let in some air, sorted Mount Washmore into loads (DS has cleared his floordrobe ) and set the first load swishing in WM. I've cleared the draining board and my goal today is to get back on top of the WUDUPA.

    But first I need to get dressed and eat - not necessarily in that order .

    Thank you all again - it really means a lot to me to have a safe place to be myself and feel accepted. Hope that makes sense

    Take care

    Rxx

    ETA healing vibes winging your way atypicalblonde. Hope you are soon feeling better xx
    Last edited by roundtuit; 13-01-2018 at 10:38 AM.
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    • Valli
    • By Valli 13th Jan 18, 10:37 AM
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    Valli
    GWS atb. I hope someone is looking after you, and that the whole family doesn't go down with it at once.
    Originally posted by ionafan
    Ditto that. Savers sell spray dettol disinfectant at a good price. Smells pleasant too; ideal for spraying on the loo/door handles & taps to minimise risk of cross infection.

    Out of bed, showered and fed. Washing up soaking in sink; that's the next job. Then I plan on reclaiming my home from the ever-encroaching lava-like flow of gibble.
    Make two - and freeze one!
    Don't put it DOWN - put it AWAY!
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    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 13th Jan 18, 10:51 AM
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    Honey Bear
    I started writing this an hour ago. DH then confessed that he hadn't done his tax return yet and could I help him sort it. Tax return has been duly completed and submitted. He owes me. Again.
    Originally posted by Fayolle
    This kind of thing used to be a very regular feature of life here. Before I lift a finger I now say, 'Please remember next time I ask you to do something that I've had to stop doing what I was doing to help you now, so I'd appreciate a sense of urgency from you as well.' It's worked amazingly well, OH has learned to time his requests so that I can plan to incorporate his extra work when it suits me. Being too complaint in the past seems to have led him to believe quite wrongly that I'm always available, and always willing to put his wants before my needs.

    But again my objective is to be lighter in Feb than in Jan and carry on the year like that. Yes I want to lose 12 kg approx 2 st but if I set that as a target for this year and have only lost 6 by the september I am likely to see it as Failed but just saying I will be lighter each seems doable. Any weight lost will be better!
    Originally posted by Mademoiselle
    Such a great way of looking at weightloss, rather than being disappointed at every weigh in that I haven't met a random target. If I do it your way I'll lose all the weight I want to this year at a rate of 1lb a month - doable, surely, even for a chocoholic like me. Thank you. I don't want to join the Slinky Challenge as I know that's just another thing I'll start feeling I'm not achieving and one is quite enough.

    Massive happy birthday for you, Jojo. Love your posts, so sorry to hear Himself has not been eating enough or properly which then led to the bank card hassle. Your calm spaces sound exactly what I need to achieve for H2H. Good to know someone's managed it despite other people's chaos surrounding them.

    Happy birthday Mr MP for earlier in the week.

    Congrats on the job confirmation Lynnejk and I quite like the idea of a Flylady Meet in Spain, but my reluctance to faff about at airports any more might make attendance unlikely. Tempting thought though.

    (((Hugs))) for Mumof2 and Roundtuit. It sounds as though both of you are feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment. More (((hugs))).

    Huge congratulations to Lil Me for the stonking SW overall weightloss. The trend is very encouraging, isn't it?

    Healing vibes for ATB. Horrible for you.

    I'm not sleeping through the night at the moment, and about 10 days of not switching the light off anywhere near as early as I should has resulted in me dragging myself around for the past week. I have not achieved anything like the amount I wanted to, but I've realised that H2H is the longhaul this year, and anything, anything at all that I do to progress it is worthwhile, even if it was only a bit of dusting this week. It's not enough to make a massive difference, but it's an improvement on not doing anything at all. No matter how small I am doing something extra every day and telling myself repeatedly that is progress, which it is. I simply don't have the energy, and never will, to achieve everything on my list of things I need want to get done every day.
    Last edited by Honey Bear; 13-01-2018 at 11:41 AM.
    Keeping it AF
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    • By pigpen 13th Jan 18, 11:07 AM
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    Ditto that. Savers sell spray dettol disinfectant at a good price. Smells pleasant too; ideal for spraying on the loo/door handles & taps to minimise risk of cross infection.
    Originally posted by Valli
    you know you shouldnt use dettol if you have cats or fish as it is highly toxic to them?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chloroxylenol
    LB moment 10/06 Debt Free date 6/6/14
    Hope to be debt free until the day I die
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    • By pigpen 13th Jan 18, 11:14 AM
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    *sprays ATB with neat alcohol and bleach*

    hope your germs are soon gone and you dont share.. pukey germs are THE worst!!
    Hoppety burpday to Jojo.. have a lovely day xx

    Girls back at swimming today

    Todays list..

    Christmas tat away.. OH is home to help.
    Sort girls new toys into relevant places and restack boxes of gubbins I need to sort asap.
    Put away mine and OH's presents currently stacked in DD2s old room.
    List more on ebeast..

    I made a decision.. all by myself! .. and OH didnt argue!

    and my hysterical digestive tract is off on one again.. yesterday I had beans and toast and fish fingers... what is setting this off??
    Last edited by pigpen; 13-01-2018 at 11:54 AM.
    LB moment 10/06 Debt Free date 6/6/14
    Hope to be debt free until the day I die
    Mortgage-free Wannabee (05/08/30)
    6/6/14 £72,454.65 (5.65% int.)
    06/06/2017 £56823.12 (5.15% int.)
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    • By Jazee 13th Jan 18, 12:13 PM
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    Dogs are walked, rubbish/recycling/composting is out, hall cupboard is tidier. Just about to put first load of washing on the airer and get second and final load today in the machine.

    Then I will do more tidying in the kitchen. Too much gibble from Christmas still hanging about.
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