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    • Valli
    • By Valli 4th Feb 18, 7:02 PM
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    Valli
    Weekly Flylady Thread 5th February 2018
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    • 4th Feb 18, 7:02 PM
    Weekly Flylady Thread 5th February 2018 4th Feb 18 at 7:02 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!!!8217;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 - Kitchen and Dining Room

    Level 1


    Clear sills and wipe
    Clean Windows
    Wipe tables and chairs - don't forget underneath where sticky fingers linger
    Wash table cloths or wipe placemats
    Wipe switches and sockets

    Level 2

    Empty bin
    Clear sides and wipe down
    Wipe kettle and other small appliances
    Empty toaster and wipe crumb tray
    Check fridge and fruit bowl for anything that needs using or flinging.

    Level 3

    Wipe down cupboard fronts
    Give fridge a proper clean out - wash shelves etc and wipe down the door strips.
    Sweep and mop floor

    Extras

    MAD half hour - post yours!
    HHI
    Make a me-time appointment for sometime this week - manicure, hair, coffee with a friend...
    Household accounts - are they up-to-date? Budget on track?
    Check your meal plan for the week - can you make two and freeze one - or even construct some building blocks? - Half Term looms so I'm suggesting this particularly for those with littlies


    Twinkly Tuesday - 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

    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
    Wash out toothbrush holder and tooth mugs/glaases

    HHI
    Mad half hour - what are you doing?


    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 (we will gloss over my little heap then)
    How are those half term plans coming along?
    S&S bathroom
    S&S kitchen


    Thursday Thrills Living room
    Level 1

    Empty out any rubbish
    Cleat coffee table
    Rehome aything which is out of place
    Wipe coasters
    Deal with any flowers/water & wipe plants
    Clear out fire/woodburner

    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
    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!
    HHI
    Binbag fling - grab a bin bag, run around t he house and fill it with gibble and CHUCK IT OUT
    Sort out your handbag - make sure you're not carrying unnecessary carp around with you
    S&S kitchen
    S&S bathroom


    Friday Flourish Kids' Rooms/ Spare rooms/guest rooms

    Level 1

    Open the windows wide
    Binbag dance
    Strip the bed and turn the mattress - if you can
    Clean under the bed if accessible
    Remake the bed

    Level 2
    Dust any shelves and sills and flat surfaces
    If a guest/spare room check the lighting is fully-functional
    Wipe switches/sockets/skirtings

    Level 3
    Clean the windows
    vacuum curtains/dust blinds
    Deal with floor - sweep - mop -vacuum - sandblast as appropriate

    Extras

    S&S kitchen
    S&S bathroom
    MAD half hour
    Check smoke detectors and outside lighting is all functioning
    HHI
    Last edited by Valli; 09-02-2018 at 7:14 AM.
    Make two - and freeze one!
    Don't put it DOWN - put it AWAY!
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    • Fayolle
    • By Fayolle 5th Feb 18, 8:03 PM
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    Fayolle
    Long and incredibly boring day at work. I swear that I might have nodded off if it hadn't been for the phones occasionally ringing. Not helped by having weird dreams last night which kept waking me up. No idea what that was all about.

    Before leaving the house this morning I managed to s&s the toilets and basins, QHI, and empty the DW. This evening has been limited to cooking dinner, tidying up kitchen afterwards, putting out recycling for tomorrow. Dinner though did use up a couple of lurking things from the fridge, so sort of something off the list. Still feeling bleurgh though, so I don't feel inclined to do an awful lot for the rest of the evening. I'm currently curled up on the sofa with a cuppa - and no plans to move.
    • ionafan
    • By ionafan 5th Feb 18, 8:59 PM
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    ionafan
    Well, I was doing great until I came home with Rosie from her class, at which point I sat down with a and promptly fell asleep for an hour! That meant that I didn't go out shopping until after our evening meal, by which time the greengrocer's where I can get loose F&V was shut, so I had to put up with bringing home more plastic wrappings from MrA1 than are actually necessary

    DH had washed the outside of all the downstairs windows except the LR, but he has left enormous smears and didn't wipe the sills properly. I think I preferred the spiders' webs...
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    02/01/2018: 11 st 10.5 lb
    06/02/2018: 11st 1.5 lb
    13/02/2018: 11 st 2 lb
    • debtfreeforlife
    • By debtfreeforlife 5th Feb 18, 9:04 PM
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    debtfreeforlife
    Been quite productive tonight - not used to not having to work in the evenings, it's a very nice feeling!

    Clean windows - in living room/diner instead of kitchen - it's open plan so no windows in kitchen!
    Household accounts - just about to start now
    Put away yesterday's ironing
    Wash out lunchbox and make lunch for tomorrow - does putting it in the dishwasher count as washing it out? Lunch halfway made, have made some slimming world falafels and will do that with a salad

    And a few bonus ones:
    Clear sides and wipe down
    Clear all paperwork and send urgent emails I needed to deal with
    Write out mother's birthday card & have it ready to send - almost a full week before her birthday, that's not usual for me!

    Now to finish off the budgeting, then chill for a while before bed.
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    • MrsChaos
    • By MrsChaos 5th Feb 18, 10:04 PM
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    MrsChaos
    Thank you to Natty and Valli for the freds. I'm in with dailies to start with and hopefully more from Thursday - meeting and DS2's drum lesson today, tutoring tomorrow and application writing for OH and tutoring on Wednesday. Also feel like I'm coming down with some lurgy or other - doesn't make for a great week.
    • Mumof2
    • By Mumof2 5th Feb 18, 10:10 PM
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    Mumof2
    Oh bathroom .... my second least favourite room but I know it needs doing so that'll keep me out of mischief tomorrow. Am going out for a ride in the morning so maybe that will motivate me ... who knows!! Night all x
    • rebeccaharris31
    • By rebeccaharris31 5th Feb 18, 10:19 PM
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    Hi
    Have been MIA for a while, but having just watched Martin's show and seen the bit about Lisa who got her shopping for just under £2, has prompted me to ask the question, if the items have "use by" dates, is it safe to cook them and then freeze them?
    Today's flying has consisted mainly of laundry (both washing & ironing), together with lots of dusting and getting rubbish ready for bin collection on Wednesday - will hopefully explain why tomorrow.
    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 5th Feb 18, 10:29 PM
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    pigpen
    if the items have "use by" dates, is it safe to cook them and then freeze them?
    Originally posted by rebeccaharris31
    absolutely.. and I am yet to find a piece of meat or a pie that knows the date or the time.. if it is not off it is fine to cook and eat.. trust your senses, they have kept the human race alive for thousands of years.
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    • Valli
    • By Valli 5th Feb 18, 10:40 PM
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    Valli
    I did 2 x WM and 2 x TD this morning before work and that!!!8217;s now been ironed. Also ran DW, that has been emptied and refilled plus a little extra WU. It can air dry then I!!!8217;ll PA. Have washed little tumbler that holds toothbrushes plus my acrylic (and therefore bathroom safe) glass.
    All dried laundry is ironed. Breakfast made - overnight oats and sugar free jellies for lunches. With OOD jelly.
    Slinkier by 2lbs.
    It seems I pads have the apostrophe lurgy too. Sorry.
    Make two - and freeze one!
    Don't put it DOWN - put it AWAY!
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    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 5th Feb 18, 11:49 PM
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    lynnejk
    Evening folks and welcome to the new peoples and returners

    Dailies done
    Spanish lesson done
    Twenty minutes of exercise
    Monthly accounts finished
    Dusted all through
    Three small paperwork froggies eaten

    H2H and MAD. Two bottom kitchen cupboards sorted. Everything out and shelves cleaned. Contents sorted, some to cs, some to go to DSD and rest replaced.

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

    Marvellous Monday - Kitchen and Dining Room
    Sweep and mop floor


    Twinkly Tuesday - Blitz those bathrooms
    Throw the windows open wide in your bathrooms, en-suites and cloakrooms
    Flush loos and fling down some cream cleaner or loo cleaner
    Scrub bath and/or shower tray
    Wipe down edge of bath, panels and shower screens
    Wipe switches and sockets
    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
    Wipe sills and shelves
    Wipe soap bottles
    Polish towel rails
    clean out sink and polish taps
    Bleach down all drains and in all overflows
    Sweep, wipe or vacuum floor as appropriate
    Put out fresh towels
    Dirty towels into the WM for a HOT wash
    Extras
    S&S kitchen
    Mad half hour - what are you doing?


    Hugs, sticks and spoons if you need some
    Hope you all have a great Tuesday
    Lx
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    • debtfreeforlife
    • By debtfreeforlife 6th Feb 18, 7:18 AM
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    debtfreeforlife
    Morning all - just heading out to work but making myself accountable here!

    Bake falafel & broccoli tater tots for tomorrow's slimming world tasted session. Plus hummus if I'm feeling particularly enthused
    S&S kitchen cause it'll need it after baking
    Flush loos and fling down some cream cleaner or loo cleaner
    Scrub bath and/or shower tray
    Wipe down edge of bath, panels and shower screens
    Wipe switches and sockets
    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
    Relocate spare loo rolls (except fpr a few) to under spare room bed
    Wipe tiles that I never want to clean because it's a faff to move all the loo rolls

    No windows in here either - I promise I do get light in my flat!

    Hope everyone has a great day!
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    • atypicalblonde
    • By atypicalblonde 6th Feb 18, 7:20 AM
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    atypicalblonde
    Morning all,

    Slinky checking in with a 2lb loss, that's 16lb now I do plenty of walking but need to do some exercises that focus on the tummy, I definitely have a 'mum tum'!

    Kiddies dressed and watching TV with hot cross buns. I'm about to get dressed and make the beds. Need to nip to Aldi after the school run, then home to get cracking. It's freeeezing today, keep well wrapped up everyone xx
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    • donnajt
    • By donnajt 6th Feb 18, 7:32 AM
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    donnajt
    Hello Fly Ladies

    I've just been lurking for the past few weeks and doing some halfhearted flying. Hoping to get back into it this week.
    Originally posted by Lover of Lycra
    Hi Lover of Lycra xxxx
    Slinkies 3st by summer (loss to date 10.5lbs)
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    • donnajt
    • By donnajt 6th Feb 18, 7:38 AM
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    donnajt
    morning all,

    slinky checking in with a 2lb loss, that's 16lb now i do plenty of walking but need to do some exercises that focus on the tummy, i definitely have a 'mum tum'!
    Xx
    Originally posted by atypicalblonde
    a w e s o m e
    Slinkies 3st by summer (loss to date 10.5lbs)
    FlyMarketeers £1k by summer (sealed tin)
    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 6th Feb 18, 8:16 AM
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    kazwookie
    Morning

    With all the weight loss so far, have we lost the weight of an average flylady yet??

    Plumber due today
    Dentist again
    Daily stuff done
    Bins back in the council bin staff must be freezing today, they were very well wrapped up, but I guess as they are moving a lot it helps keep them warm
    Sun, Sea
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    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 6th Feb 18, 8:47 AM
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    Honey Bear
    Jojo, the other bad news on the sleep front is that when I stopped drinking altogether I started sleeping through the night after years of disrupted sleep, as did OH when he cut down massively. In addition, apparently 50% of people who get referred to a sleep clinic reported that all their sleep problems resolved immediately they gave up all caffeine, so no coffee (not even decaffinated), no hot chocolate and most teas. It all hurts to begin with but after a couple of weeks it's so worth it. I'd also suggest that if Himself is a bit of a nightmare to kip next to, making up the spare bed so you can trundle off to it if he's keeping you awake might be worth considering.

    WM on, kitchen tidied and Kelpie's booked in for an hour in a safe field where I can let him off the lead at 11.00 o'clock. Yessssss. Further flying will occur later. I have been dusting a bit over the past few days and it's made quite a big difference. Well it would, I suppose.
    Keeping it AF
    • atypicalblonde
    • By atypicalblonde 6th Feb 18, 10:59 AM
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    atypicalblonde
    So far:

    - School run done
    - Dog walked
    - Aldi trip done
    - Work admin done for DH
    - Beds made
    - Walking shoes washed and now drying off

    I am about to unload the DW, then empty the hoover. Oooh the excitement! xx
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    • ionafan
    • By ionafan 6th Feb 18, 11:08 AM
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    ionafan
    With all the weight loss so far, have we lost the weight of an average flylady yet??
    Originally posted by kazwookie
    I don't want to lose any flyladies! but
    Well done atb and Valli
    I have added another 1lb to our combined loss, meaning that in 5 weeks I have lost 9 lb But I doubt that I shall make it to my target before half term, and I shall probably put some on again while we are away. Damage limitation will be the order of the day, whilst not spoiling our holiday.
    DH also managed to lose 1.5 lb this week, which reverses what he put on last week

    I have been dusting a bit over the past few days and it's made quite a big difference. Well it would, I suppose.
    Originally posted by Honey Bear


    So far today I have
    - prepped veg and threw meat into SC at 6.45
    - S&S'd bathroom, including bleaching grotty tiles
    - S&S'd kitchen
    - done 2 hours' reading prep for tonight's college lecture (and some of it may have stuck in my mind)
    - weighed in at SW
    - protected our regular postman from Rosie, whose bark is definitely worse than her bite (and he knows and understands) - yesterday his colleague made the mistake of trying to encourage her to come for a stroke, but she is still afraid of strange men.

    Now for another hour of college work before I take Rosie for her walk.
    Wannabe Slinky! Target 10 st 10 lb
    02/01/2018: 11 st 10.5 lb
    06/02/2018: 11st 1.5 lb
    13/02/2018: 11 st 2 lb
    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 6th Feb 18, 11:34 AM
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    kazwookie
    Plumber has been and gone, all gone, toilet and a hot tap now all work correctly!!

    Dentist has taken out a tooth that I wasn't expecting, so I have half a hamester face, so going to sit here and wander around the internet for a bit, as she said I must not do any thing too much for about and hour! (that suits me)

    Sun is out here, but it is still cold driving to MK it was -2 on car temp guage, the lambs in fields looked so cold.
    Sun, Sea
    Slinky start date 29.01.18 28 to go / -10 so far and counting!!
    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 6th Feb 18, 11:44 AM
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    pigpen
    February budgetting brought up to speed and March one pencilled in.. I appear to be getting on top of things this week... you can guarantee things will fall apart again next week lol.

    9lb off for slinkies
    £800 for flymarketeers.. I have no time to list anything and at least 9 big boxes and 2 huuuuge binbags to get through... I need to list at least 3 things today though as 37 is not an acceptable number ot have.. it has to be multiples of 5

    Twinkle is a limpet but at least she isnt screaming at me like she did all day yesterday.

    spreadsheet created.. and I need to do another one because I think the loan people are not taking off all my payments.. I make 5-7 payments a month depending on income and how many Fridays there are. I might revive my old snowball and budget ones.. they were very helpful.. in fact.. I will do those right now.. *saddo!!*

    Twinkle needs a nap but I know the second I put her up to bed she will do a smell.. so I am hoping she does her deposit soon so I can turn Bing off.. there are 39 episodes on Amazon and I have watched them on loop for 3 weeks.. it is torture now.. but Bing is very cute and the stories are sweet.

    Pulled out 26 rows of 159 stitiches last night so I have all that to knit back up today too.. :/ It is a rather beautiful blanket.. I need to sew buttons on 3 cardigans too.. or it might be 4.. Twinkle will have warmth once they are done.

    Our recycling bins appear to be the only ones emptied down the street this week.. *smug* .. how hard is it to not put black binbags and other non-recycling in there? If my lazy self manages noone else has any excuse

    I need some blank CD's for writing.. photo back up.

    Ooh!.. hair washing.. I MUST do that today before my hair runs away.

    OH is off work on Saturday so around swimming I want to get some bedroom sorting.. I have decided Easter is going to be the big bedroom shuffle.. so I need to empty one before then... it is much less full than it was but mainly full of ebeasty stuff and wool.. I'm knitting it up as fast as I can!

    argh... so much to do and so little motivation!!
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    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 6th Feb 18, 12:37 PM
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    kazwookie
    It's snowing here!

    Piggers well done on 9lbs.

    Cleaned where the plumber has been, very slowly, but done now.
    Last edited by kazwookie; 06-02-2018 at 3:15 PM.
    Sun, Sea
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