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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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    • roundtuit
    • By roundtuit 11th Jan 18, 7:55 AM
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    roundtuit
    Buy yourself these
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alpine-MusicSafe-Pro-Filter-Musicians/dp/B00MEE876O/ref=pd_nav_hcs_bia_t_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID =CRSAZVH29WXHPMQ3W0V1

    Put the least 'dulling' filters in and you'll be able to hear people speaking easily, but the other noises will fade into nothing
    Originally posted by Jojo the Tightfisted
    Thank you Jojo I'll be buying some of these - I guess they would work for filtering out noisy neighbours too? Next door (under the same roof) is for sale and I am paranoid that we are going to get loud-music lovers moving in. (Having been in that situation before all my anxiety triggers are primed for the first beat of a bass coming through the wall )

    I saw another colleague frown and turn down the radio when she switched it on yesterday; so armed with the knowledge that it wasn't 'just me', I asked the colleague who turns UP the radio not to do so in future please (which I was very pleased with myself for being able to do) and promptly burst in to tears (not so pleased by that!)

    The good news is the 'blip' didn't derail my slinky challenge (no comfort eating deployed); the not-so-good news is the dailies were somewhat abandoned. However I'm planning on a WUDUPA session tonight to address that situation before the weekend.

    Thank you for all the hugs, supportive words and advice.

    Better go - paid stuff beckons...

    Rxx
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    Start Date: 02.01.18. Lost 7/56
    • Mademoiselle
    • By Mademoiselle 11th Jan 18, 8:13 AM
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    Mademoiselle
    Bedrooms aired whlst I did ironing and put away 1 load of washing, TD & WM both reloaded.

    Coffee made and 'Frog' on the kitchen table so going to go through and see what else I need. I know I will need to print and printer is out of black so will go and get that later but want to see what else is needed first.

    Off I go!
    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 11th Jan 18, 9:15 AM
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    coughed all night.. coughed all morning.. girls were little turds because they are tired.. cancelled dentist appointment to avoid coughing and vomitting on the poor woman.. kicked OH and girls out to school, they are all in super-stupid mode today. apparently it is suddenly ok to stand about looking gormless .. it took 5 people to look in one bookbag for an exercise book... so they all got hoofed out of the door and it slammed behind them.. Today is not a day to mess with me!

    Off to feed a baby and make more tea and feed the TD

    School have just decided parents can spend 10 minutes in foundation class at the start of every day doing and activity with the children.. but.. if they are not there at 8:50 they are supposedly 'late' but what are they disrupting if they arrive after then if they have parents milling about, are not doing the register or anything productive?? Surely if they were going to do this they should say arrive at 8:40 and stay for 10 minutes.. how does that work? It sounds stupid to me. They have gone in perfectly merrily the whole of last term and now they want to change things.. so parents feel mean if they can't stay and child is begging them to because 'all the others do' and if you do stay they think you're staying all day so screech when you leave... totally idiotic idea... and all this rubbish about 'online homework' is ridiculous.. my daughter is 4 she does not need to do her homework online thank you very much!!! She needs to learn pen control and letter formation not how to press a button!!

    Today.. I have rage!
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    • MinnieMousesMummy
    • By MinnieMousesMummy 11th Jan 18, 10:29 AM
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    MinnieMousesMummy
    Good morning everyone, I didn't post yesterday, as I spent the day in bed with this bug but I feel a bit more human today.

    Marvellous Monday
    Sort through a pile of paperwork – file or shred as required
    HHI
    Discuss storage options for ds2’s room with dh
    Clean the sink
    Check through the contents of the fridge
    Clean the work surfaces
    Sweep and mop the floor


    Tuesday - Master Bedroom
    Hoover the bedroom floor
    Sort through home study courses and schedule work to meet deadlines
    Take measurement for bedroom curtains and look for some online
    Check corners for cobwebs/spiders and remove
    Dust skirting boards
    HHI


    Wonderful Wednesday- Kids Bedrooms
    Open the window
    Close the window (like you haven't already)
    Dust the headboard or vacuum as appropriate
    Clear the floordrobe/chairdrobe or any other clutter
    Dust all horizontal surfaces - vertical too, if you have time
    Polish any mirrors
    Make sure bedside cabinets are clear of clutter
    HHI - don't let it build up


    Thrilling Thursday - Bathroom
    Let the chickens out and feed animals
    Paid stuff
    Deal with the post rather than piling it up
    Catch up with emails
    Make a start on organising diary for next month
    Check online banking
    Attend meeting regarding work
    Check survey sites
    Look onsite for info about switching bank accounts
    HHI
    Pop into school to pay new term monies
    Contact uni regarding course change
    1 load of laundry
    Clean the sinks
    Clean the bath
    Clean the shower
    Clean the toilet
    Sweep and mop the floors
    Close the chickens away and feed animals
    Update diary
    Last edited by MinnieMousesMummy; 11-01-2018 at 2:32 PM.
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    • Mumof2
    • By Mumof2 11th Jan 18, 12:09 PM
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    Mumof2
    I've had honourable intentions of Flying honest but real life keeps getting in the way. Am planning to do some when I get back from getting the horses in after lunch - just got back from GP for blood test to see if I have arthritis and if so which type. Picked up Ibuprofen gel so will smother my forearms in that.

    Rang HMRC re dropping hours and it won't make any different to tax credits but they suggested I speak to the citizens advice bureau to see if we can get any more assistance. I'm really scared I won't be able to work any more and really don't know anything apart from typing plus normal stuff will aggravate my arms. Maybe I just need a month off - I don't know. Getting me down a bit to be honest.
    • ionafan
    • By ionafan 11th Jan 18, 12:18 PM
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    ionafan
    (((Hugs))) Mumof2. I'm having similar problems atm and have an appointment with the GP tomorrow. The pain alone is enough to get you down, let alone the financial worries. Keep posting on here and we will all do our best to help you through this difficult time x

    This morning I have made phonecalls, paid a bill, started typing up a service booklet and made It doesn't sound much
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    09/01/2018: 11 st 5 lb
    16/01/2018: 11 st 2.5 lb
    • atypicalblonde
    • By atypicalblonde 11th Jan 18, 12:24 PM
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    atypicalblonde
    Good Afternoon Ladies,

    Hugest of hugs to you Mumof2.Please forgive me if I have missed something, but has J had any luck finding work? You know you can always log on here and find some listening ears. Chin up chick xx

    Piggers - you sound like you need a week's all inclusive holiday in the sun by yourself! xx

    Been rushing hither and dither since dropping the kiddies off. Need to go back out shortly to taxi elderly relative around then school run. In between that a chap is coming to fix our kitchen radiator which is currently out of action.

    Was going to have a salad for lunch but I want something warm so salmon and spinach it is.

    TD is on, beds are made and I have cleaned the downstairs toilet, that will have to be good enough for today!
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    • Mumof2
    • By Mumof2 11th Jan 18, 3:05 PM
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    Mumof2
    (((Hugs))) Mumof2. I'm having similar problems atm and have an appointment with the GP tomorrow. The pain alone is enough to get you down, let alone the financial worries. Keep posting on here and we will all do our best to help you through this difficult time
    Originally posted by ionafan
    Thank you; it's horrible and the pain is just always there. I'm seriously contemplating taking a month off to see if it gets better and then slowing starting to build again. So sorry to hear that you are suffering too.


    Good Afternoon Ladies,

    Hugest of hugs to you Mumof2.Please forgive me if I have missed something, but has J had any luck finding work? You know you can always log on here and find some listening ears. Chin up chick xx
    Originally posted by atypicalblonde
    J has been offered a job BUT it's subject to satisfactory security clearance and so far we haven't heard anything and it's awful just having to keep waiting and waiting for things to come through. J has a nagging feeling something has happened (he had a couple of run ins in his previous job and is scared that it may have affected their response to the checks - none of which were his fault) and he's not feeling confident so is a bit down which in turn makes me feel worse cos I can't earn very much due to stupid arm and hands injuries.


    Thanks to both of you for your support and I know I can post on here - nerves are starting to jangle a bit!


    Flying wise I've taken the wet washing out of the machine. Not a lot really!
    • ionafan
    • By ionafan 11th Jan 18, 3:21 PM
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    ionafan
    Flying wise I've taken the wet washing out of the machine. Not a lot really!
    Originally posted by Mumof2
    Every little bit helps - don't be hard on yourself x

    I'm about to take Rosie for a walk and also need to post a packet and a birthday card at the post office.
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    02/01/2018: 11 st 10.5 lb
    09/01/2018: 11 st 5 lb
    16/01/2018: 11 st 2.5 lb
    • Fayolle
    • By Fayolle 11th Jan 18, 3:55 PM
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    Fayolle
    ((Hugs)) Mumof2. Honestly sometimes I don't fly at all despite the intentions, so you are doing just fine. And I don't have constant pain to contend with.

    Fabulous news, Lynne

    I think I was awake for most of last night thinking anything over and over again. The result was that I went into work for a couple of hours to start preparing a report which I need to get done for next week, and for which I seem to develop a complete mental blank when I look at it. As it is only done twice a year, I think I manage to blank it out of my mind, so each time it is like the first time!

    I had to take DD for an appointment after that (on the very-long-list-of-things-I can-worry-about-in-the-dark-list). She was a bit stunned after it, but still had the effects of the anaesthetic. Now that has worn off, she is on the pain killers for the next couple of days. I've been checking on her every 5 minutes, and ticking off bits of flying as I go. WM run, downstairs toilet cleaned, ensuite given a good going over, even the blind which was grim and has been on my list for....a while. Ironing done, stair and hall paintwork wiped - a random job I found myself doing, just because I had a bucket of hot water and a cloth in hand.

    Slinky challenge still appears to have to get off the ground. H2H not doing much better, although I am having a rethink on what I need to do in the spare bedroom and utility room. Hopefully then I can make a difference. Just having a cuppa then I might force myself to sort out the top drawer in the kitchen. DH has been using it a dumping ground, so I am sure there are treasures that can leave the house. 3 melon ballers anybody??
    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 11th Jan 18, 5:44 PM
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    pigpen
    rage despatched on a teachers head.. in a very polite way... having a 4 year old do her homework on an ipad when they have not mastered reading and writing is just plain wrong... and I know the teachers agree.. now I am on a quest to persuade the deputy head.. I am not happy!! Pixie wants to learn, she can use an ipad.. she needs to read and write...
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    • YORKSHIRELASS
    • By YORKSHIRELASS 11th Jan 18, 6:49 PM
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    YORKSHIRELASS
    Pigpen I think the idea of parents staying at school is bonkers. There is enough pressure on parents who work/have other children without that. When my eldest was very small he didnt settle well at school to begin with and that would have made him worse I think.

    Still snuffly, coughing and headachy. And of course today was a day when I had a very difficult , important report to finish for a difficult, important meeting, so no taking it easy. But the day is done, I am home, everyone is fed, the house is reasonably tidy.

    Sorry, havent read properly. Hugs to Mumof2 and anyone else having a hard time.

    Off to put the rest of the clean washing away, make our bed and put my jim jams on. Might get a very early night tonight.

    Oh and we have a small cream rug in our bedroom which looks really grubby (even though we never go in there with shoes on) so I have thrown it in the wm. Hope it survives - not entirely sure how I am going to get it dry though, will be airer and dehumidifier I think.
    • wishingthemortgaheaway
    • By wishingthemortgaheaway 11th Jan 18, 7:19 PM
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    wishingthemortgaheaway
    rage despatched on a teachers head.. in a very polite way... having a 4 year old do her homework on an ipad when they have not mastered reading and writing is just plain wrong... and I know the teachers agree.. now I am on a quest to persuade the deputy head.. I am not happy!! Pixie wants to learn, she can use an ipad.. she needs to read and write...
    Originally posted by pigpen

    Homework in Early years full stop grrrrrrrrr
    Yes reading, maybe some counting or some collect this/find out this, but children are soooo tired at the end of their school day they need to rest and play and talk to their parents/carers. Grrrrrrr.

    Anyway, onto my flying. Really pleased again today, hall, stairs and landing looking lovely. So that's 4 rooms in 3 days, ok, the really yucky ones are still to come (kitchen & bathroom) the dining room is a through room that everything seems to gather in, and the cellar is looking like a car boot warehouse. So, guess what's going to have to be on my list at some point??

    Today's list:

    Volunteering area of responsibility updates
    Dry washing away
    Make lasagne for tea
    Education consultancy work
    Vacuum door mat
    Wipe switches & sockets
    Dust banister, rails And skirting boards
    Clear out 'man tin'
    Vacuum floors
    Wash front door inside & out
    Meal plan revisions
    Shopping list into my supermarket.

    2 things left to do (not sure whether they'll get done or not)
    Sort some lesson plans for supply teaching
    Mad 1/2 hour in loft (this is going to be on going forever!!!)

    Tomorrow my main focus is being a mum, need to take Pickle out and I'll do the food shopping while both him and hubby have their nap tomorrow.

    Have a good evening everyone.
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    • Faete
    • By Faete 11th Jan 18, 7:45 PM
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    Faete
    It's been really good to read all the posts and see that I'm not alone in not getting a lot of flying done this week - I was starting to feel guilty! After the 60 - 90 minute commute home from work I just want to eat and veg. I've sorted out a bit of paperwork tonight - not much, but at least something.

    Fae xx
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    • Valli
    • By Valli 11th Jan 18, 7:54 PM
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    Valli
    FWIW, from the lofty portal that is Y1 - I agree, Piggers.

    WM, TD and DW x1
    Bin emptied (always like to get rid of the junk - bye bye old christmas tree!

    new spice list printed as now have sesame seeds in there.

    am fluffered....need to iron though.
    Make two - and freeze one!
    Don't put it DOWN - put it AWAY!
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    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 11th Jan 18, 8:07 PM
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    kazwookie
    work done
    Snarly emails sent
    Dinner done
    Sun, Sea
    • Fayolle
    • By Fayolle 11th Jan 18, 9:16 PM
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    Fayolle
    new spice list printed as now have sesame seeds in there.
    Originally posted by Valli
    Ah the lovely spice list! I must update mine. Although last week when I was looking for something faintly obscure, I then thought to check the spice list, handily stuck inside the cupboard door from the last time it was on a Kitchen list, and what do you know?? I didn't have any of said spice! If only I had checked the list first...

    Kitchen tidied, washing sorted for tomorrow, lunches sorted.
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 11th Jan 18, 9:18 PM
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    Evening folks

    Thank you Fayolle for the kind comment

    Thinking of those with arthritis - I started suffering in my hands and feet a couple of years ago. Since then I have taken some powdered ginger and cinnamon on my porridge every day and it seems to have retreated so far, touch wood, with only the occasional twinge when I get really cold.

    Dailies done
    Spanish lesson done
    Sorted/shuffled top two shelves in small freezer
    Mr T order arrived. Checked and PA

    MAD = Drawers 4 & 5 in kitchen. Tipped, hoovered and wiped out. Mostly replaced but a few things to CS bag

    H2H = Emptied and wiped top cupboard in kitchen that holds vinegars, oils, cereals etc. Threw out couple of odds and empty jar. Wiped rest and replaced tidily.

    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!
    Strip the bed - FRIDAY HERE
    Fling the sheets in the wash basket


    Thrilling Thursday - Hall
    Wipe switches and sockets


    Hugs, gws vibes, sticks and spoons as needed
    Hope you all have a super Friday
    Lx
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    GrocC.2014=2162...2015=2083...2016=218...2017=1996..JAN=85.56/200
    Bulk buy.......JAN=112.08
    GC.NSD..2015=216..2016=213..2017=229..JAN=12/15
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    OS WL= -1/8 ......CC =00......Savings = £12,140
    • MrsChaos
    • By MrsChaos 11th Jan 18, 10:00 PM
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    MrsChaos
    I'm still on dailies only. Not sleeping very well and shattered at the end of the day, so I've decided to have an early night tonight in the hope that tomorrow will be better. I just need empty the dishwasher and put tonight's dishes in.
    • lil_me
    • By lil_me 11th Jan 18, 10:08 PM
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    lil_me
    Got up early
    Did lots of laundry
    Decluttered the fridge to the freezer
    Declutter dogs to dog sitter
    Decluttered children to grandparents

    Off to Birmingham until Saturday PM mainly woek
    Will be back Sunday if not sooner

    5lb off this week and 1.5 stone award from slimming world
    One day I might be more organised...........:confused:
    GC: £270.56 / £300
    Slinkies target 2018 - another 70lb off (half way to what the NHS says) so far 5lb
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