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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


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

    Tuesday Twinkles Living room


    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

    clean window in lounge
    MAD half hour - only half an hour - this is a nibble not a mouthful! Challenge time for challengers!
    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


    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

    Check smoke alarms; CO alarms
    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


    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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    • Fayolle
    • By Fayolle 9th Jan 18, 9:32 PM
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    ((Hugs)) roundtuit. You're doing brilliantly. X

    I don't feel that I have achieved an awful lot today, just about keeping up with the dailies. I did a full day at work instead of the required 4 hours, in an attempt to catch up and get ahead. Fruitless task, but there you go. I might sneak in on Thursday morning for a couple of hours before I have to take DD for another appointment.
    This evening I have done some essential paperwork, but I am going to have factor in some time for getting stuck in with that a bit more as I am just doing the basics - that seems to be pretty much bill paying!

    Dinner cooked, kitchen tidied, bedding changed, wm loaded, dw rinsed. Window cleaner came, so I just need to be in the house in daylight and I might see the difference. Ooooh, and there is a huge bag packed up ready to go to the cs tomorrow. H2H, here I come!

    Well done to all those successes on the slinky challenge . I knew there was a good reason why the bathroom scales had migrated under the bed.....they keep telling me that I have gained more pounds. They are obviously lying, so I might throw them out
    • Rosemary7391
    • By Rosemary7391 9th Jan 18, 9:35 PM
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    Tuesday Twinkles Living room


    Empty out any rubbish

    Clear and clean coffee table
    Rehome anything which is out of place

    My living room looks really wierd now - half tidy and half really messy! Definitely progress

    *hugs* for roundtuit - I know just how wearing extra noise can be. Whenever I visit my parents they have the TV on loud all day and it really gets to me.

    Thanks for adding me to the slinkies challenge Valli
    Slinkies 2018 Challenge - 0/80lb lost
    • Narc0lepsy
    • By Narc0lepsy 9th Jan 18, 10:26 PM
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    Well done to all Slinkies. I hopefully got on the scales this morning and....was exactly the same as last week, which is pretty depressing as I'm definitely eating less and moving more than the last few weeks. Oh well keep it up.
    - went to zumba
    -office desk is now practically visible.
    - December's "get rid of all old tests" is evolving; aforementioned are now out of the filing cabinet, everything else in the cabinet checked and labelled, and the old stuff is on the floor ready to package up and pass on to a friend.
    - Next 4 assessment paperwork printed off, tomorrow's is labelled and files set up in the computer all ready.
    - Mr N has spent a lot of time clearing in the garage as the rodents have invaded again. I now have wellington boots about 4" shorter than they were, with a frilly edge. THEY had a soft springy nest, having chewed a hole in the plastic box we keep bird food in, painstakingly nibbled my wellies and nested in the corner of the box. Also found evidence in the loft. Poison and snaptrap down, sorry but we can't have them chewing their way through the house.
    - filled bird feeders, lots of fairies around at the moment.
    - various, but not extensive enough, general house tidying.
    Remember...a layer of dust protects the wood beneath it.
    • Dizzy Imp
    • By Dizzy Imp 9th Jan 18, 10:42 PM
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    Dizzy Imp
    Evening all.

    Lounge sparkling and my ironing basket is empty. Both boys went back today and I skipped down the corridor at 9am. It is, however, a really short half-term, so that's a bit sad.

    G&T on a school night (naughty me), a bubble bath and clean cotton bedsheets. Bliss!
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 9th Jan 18, 10:45 PM
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    Evening all

    Dailies done
    Spanish lesson done
    Cleared paperwork from desk and filed
    Checked bank accounts and monies shuffled
    Lost internet and it took me 30 mins to get back up
    Helped DH with some things on-line

    MAD = Drawer 2 in kitchen. Tipped, hoovered and wiped out. Cutlery etc and tray washed and replaced. Garbage chucked.

    H2H = emptied accumulated 'stuff' from under the two side tables in the LR. Dusted, sorted, just replaced things that should be there. Put away or chucked away rest.

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

    Marvellous Monday - Blitz those bathrooms
    Sweep, wipe or vacuum floor as appropriate

    Tuesday Twinkles Living room

    Wonderful Wednesday Boudoir beckons!
    Strip the bed
    Fling the sheets in the wash basket
    Go and get your breakfast
    Dust the headboard or vacuum as appropriate
    remake the bed
    Vacuum the floor
    MAD half hour - use it for your challenges or sort a drawer in the bedroom

    Hugs, gws vibes, sticks and spoons if you need some
    Hope you all have a great Wednesday
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    • MrsChaos
    • By MrsChaos 9th Jan 18, 11:26 PM
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    No flying today other than dailies (me) and ironing (DH).

    Home from tutoring at 8, humans fed (DH had fed furries) and I spent the rest of the evening trying to remove remainder of hair dye from DS2's hair.

    He used a non-permanent dye on the first day of the holidays (with my permission) and it's still not washed out, so he's in trouble at school. We've used shampoo, washing up liquid and soaked it in vitamin C and it's faded, but not gone. DH (a barber) even trimmed his fringe a bit, but it's still visible. It's red and the school website states that only natural colours are allowed. I'm all for school rules, but they'd really do better to look at issues linked to learning. Rant over.

    Bedtime in a minute. At least tomorrow is a shorter day.
    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 9th Jan 18, 11:54 PM
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    He used a non-permanent dye on the first day of the holidays (with my permission) and it's still not washed out, so he's in trouble at school. We've used shampoo, washing up liquid and soaked it in vitamin C and it's faded, but not gone. DH (a barber) even trimmed his fringe a bit, but it's still visible. It's red and the school website states that only natural colours are allowed. I'm all for school rules, but they'd really do better to look at issues linked to learning. Rant over.
    Originally posted by MrsChaos
    LMAO... my friend did this at school..she had very blond hair and dyed it purple.. it was lilac for a year.. she also had it permed and wore it in bunches.. do you remember the poochie toys..

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    • lil_me
    • By lil_me 10th Jan 18, 12:41 AM
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    My sister had those pigpen
    Mrschaos maybe do it darker so it’s not a radical colour ? We had it with youngest his didn’t wash out. Not like you’ve not tried
    Well done slinkies my WI Thursday at group

    Not so frequent flier calling in
    Washer done 3 times
    Drier on twice (smaller loads) and lots hanging so very MSE
    Dishwasher half emptied will refill in morning
    Showered myself and chilled for a while which was nice for a change
    Our bed sheets washed
    Boys rooms to strip tomorrow washed theirs from the caravan today so have spares they like, save me fighting to do it in a day
    OH in another one of his power strops
    Oldest at his MH team review tomorrow always a delicate meeting I spend hoping he says nothing that makes them want to section him. Happened once, so I’m super paranoid, forgot about this and the fact youngest is at collects for 9 .... only got one car. So tomorrow will be sponsored by Benny Hill
    Work hectic
    Likelyhood of getting to Birmingham Thursday minimal but we’ll see

    Tomorrow ...lots and lots
    I did our bottom sheet Sunday just the others to do so more time on the boys. Going to make them declutter a bag each. Oldest is doing well so far. I’ll declutter one from my room at Least too. Must take some hair out of the plug hole in the bathroom too and do another 4 wash loads
    Last edited by lil_me; 10-01-2018 at 12:47 AM.
    One day I might be more organised...........:confused:
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    Slinkies target 2018 - another 70lb off (half way to what the NHS says) so far 5lb
    • lil_me
    • By lil_me 10th Jan 18, 5:59 AM
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    Back talking to myself - I don’t get much sleep do I, I’ve been awake an hour mainly doing work stuff

    Changed my slinkies target to 70lb which apparently is half the 10 stone I need to loose to make the NHS happy. Just been gathering some recipe ideas I must trawl the freezer see what I have in as it’s all just a mess of half bags and wrapped things! My hands have been sore lately so hurts to do it so I’m going to try to find some gloves. Need to defrost the freezer too as someone left it popped open again, seals not great on it .... wonder if I can cram that in tomorrow night

    Right, more work stuff to do then get up when it’s warmed a little heating needs reset so I can face getting up earlier. I’ll do my bag to go from my room too as bin gets emptied this morning
    One day I might be more organised...........:confused:
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    Slinkies target 2018 - another 70lb off (half way to what the NHS says) so far 5lb
    • atypicalblonde
    • By atypicalblonde 10th Jan 18, 6:49 AM
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    Morning all,

    Having a cuppa in bed snuggled up next to DS who is still sleepy therefore cute and quiet

    Achey legs today thanks to yesterday's exercise endeavours! Today I have paid stuff to do for DH, a big pile of laundry to sort and the floors really need some attention. I will also be walking lots, aiming for 15,000 steps.

    The kitchen was half done last night so will attend to that whilst the kiddies are eating breakfast. Right, tea to drink then shall dress DS. DD still fast asleep.

    Have lovely days all xx
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    • Dizzy Imp
    • By Dizzy Imp 10th Jan 18, 7:18 AM
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    Dizzy Imp
    Must take some hair out of the plug hole in the bathroom too and do another 4 wash loads
    Originally posted by lil_me
    I had to do this - it was Mr Dizzy's beard! He's shaved it off. I don't like it. I like beardy men. He says it makes him look younger. I think it shows his double chin. Not happy. Not happy at all.

    Today is the first day of voluntary childcare...gulp...two extra kids after football training. They'll all be starving, so I've planned chicken en croute, chips, carrots and broccoli for dinner with HM apple and raspberry crumble with custard for pudding. Hope they like it

    DH gone to work, pets fed, fire lit, lunches made....ahhh...I love being back in the house

    Cuppa now.
    • Mademoiselle
    • By Mademoiselle 10th Jan 18, 7:51 AM
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    Yesterday I got 2 loads of washing done, dried, ironed and put away too so still no ironing mountain. This is my new year's resolution, to get in the habit of putting washing away straight away, most things go in TD so it doesn't take long to iron what needs (and my ironing board lives on the landing so is always ready) and thn put all away. I feel a bit of a fraud as most of you have huge challenges and manage so much. But keep reminding myself progress is progress, baby steps do work.

    Also took OH to mick up hire car so we are all mobile again, went to garage to book mine in for service then cooked dinner and left instructions before going to paid stuff.

    Paid stuff today 10 - 5 but have tidied round living room and kitchen and done 1 load ironing (taken out of TD this morning) and load of washing put on. Load in TD will get done when I get home and more washing put in. Hopefully by the end of next week washing should be up to date and I can concentrate on keeping it that way.

    Weightloss, slow but ate good meals yesterday again but colleague back from UK had some lovely chocs so a few of them decluttered, oops. 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!

    Next thing is to increase exercise, hope to buy a fitbit soon to be able to monitor progress.

    Finished coffee so off to paid stuff!

    Hugs all round and don't forget to SMILE
    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 10th Jan 18, 8:47 AM
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    Cough still persisting.. along with a tickly wheeze as well now. I need to wash my nest and half my wardobe.. OH just brought our laundry downstairs because I have nothing to do you know!!

    Wearing my new christmas jumprer today, it is all soft and floofy!

    So much to get done in here and I just feel dead.. I don't want to do any of it
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    • donnajt
    • By donnajt 10th Jan 18, 10:18 AM
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    One happy slinky reporting in

    Start weight - 12 stone 11 pounds
    Today: 12 stone 5 pounds

    Well done Iona
    Originally posted by atypicalblonde
    Brilliant well done xxx
    Declutter 2017 items in 2017
    Eat out of Freezer/Cupboards
    • donnajt
    • By donnajt 10th Jan 18, 10:20 AM
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    I have trawled through this thread and attempted to add people to challenges.

    let me know if I missed anyone.
    Originally posted by Valli
    thank you Vallli for adding me xxx
    Declutter 2017 items in 2017
    Eat out of Freezer/Cupboards
    • donnajt
    • By donnajt 10th Jan 18, 10:21 AM
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    G&T on a school night (naughty me), a bubble bath and clean cotton bedsheets. Bliss!
    Originally posted by Dizzy Imp
    sounds heaven x
    Declutter 2017 items in 2017
    Eat out of Freezer/Cupboards
    • donnajt
    • By donnajt 10th Jan 18, 10:30 AM
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    ME/Fibro bad yesterday - overslept, woke up at 8:36 - little one has to be in school by 8:55!!! not a good day, went into town to run errands, tried to find a nice new shirt but i looked like a sack of spuds so gave up and came home, fainted on bus, luckily i was with dd and we were seated, rest up all for a bit. Got a fab bargain in ASDA yesterday a cocktail chair that is reduced to £50 online but in store £25, now need to clear bedroom out so i can create dressing area i so badly need

    little one on school trip today, had to be in school by 7:45, so was awake at 4 (scared i would oversleep again), getting thru today/yesterday's lists - just finished ironing

    Am attending a Fibromylgia seminar this afternoon at hospital so I'm time short today
    Declutter 2017 items in 2017
    Eat out of Freezer/Cupboards
    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 10th Jan 18, 11:11 AM
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    donnajt slow down, fainitng on the bus, goodness me, you were lucky to didnt get hurt, please take care.

    Just set aside a load of money for HMRC tax bill for the end of Jan.............1. so I don't forget, 2. so I still have it!

    Been doing 'admin' type stuff since 7.30am but I seem to be at the end of the heap now, all except down loading my holiday photos........the card will not fit in my lap top so I download them direct from the camera, except the camera battery is flat so that is currently charging up........

    SC on with beef casserole
    Sun, Sea
    • Narc0lepsy
    • By Narc0lepsy 10th Jan 18, 11:16 AM
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    Hope you feel a bit better soon Donnajt although it isn't a nice condition and I'm guessing is unpredictable.

    I'm just getting ready to go to uni, having continued organising paperwork in the office.
    Remembered to put recorder on as our friends in Suffolk on on "We Escaped to the Country" this afternoon, they got their house via the programme and have had a return visit to see how they are getting on.

    I know a few people have discussed this before, but has anyone found any way to make Methotrexate not make you feel sick? Mr N struggles with his weight at the best of times, but you can practically see him turn green when he looks at the wretched tablets, and he feels sick for about 3 days.

    All bins in house emptied.
    One mouse snaptrapped in garage.
    Remember...a layer of dust protects the wood beneath it.
    • wishingthemortgaheaway
    • By wishingthemortgaheaway 10th Jan 18, 12:41 PM
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    Mid- day check in for me.

    Pickle's bedroom is all sorted. New wardrobe all set up, furniture moved round to make a bit more floor space and toys put away properly. Floors hoovered and all surfaces wiped.

    Then it was onto our bedroom. Decluttered, wiped down the surfaces changed the bed (although I need to go and buy a bottom sheet this afternoon, it seems the one I picked up last week was a single not the double required. Pain in the bum!)

    This afternoon is a visit from someone to quote to repair our front room blinds, wardrobe packaging to the tip and biting a new sheet. I might pick up a few bits of food to get me through until friday/weekend. Need to have a peek in the cupboards.
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