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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
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    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 9th Feb 18, 2:50 PM
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    pigpen
    Stupid MSE... trying to make me change my password.. ggrrr NO!!
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    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 9th Feb 18, 3:05 PM
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    LameWolf
    Stupid MSE... trying to make me change my password.. ggrrr NO!!
    Originally posted by pigpen
    It's made me change mine - so if I vanish into the ether, it's because I've forgotten what I changed it to.

    Mr LW made the mistake of sitting on his backside doing nowt; so he now has a duster in his hot little paw and has been dispatched to the spare room.
    LameWolf
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    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 9th Feb 18, 3:46 PM
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    pigpen
    It's made me change mine - so if I vanish into the ether, it's because I've forgotten what I changed it to.

    Mr LW made the mistake of sitting on his backside doing nowt; so he now has a duster in his hot little paw and has been dispatched to the spare room.
    Originally posted by LameWolf
    I didn't change it.. I put the new password the same as the old one and it worked fine.
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    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 9th Feb 18, 6:44 PM
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    kazwookie
    It made me change mine as well

    Work done
    Dinner done
    Chilling out tonight as I feel tired.
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    • tboo
    • By tboo 9th Feb 18, 6:55 PM
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    tboo
    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 Downstairs
    MAD half hour
    Check smoke detectors and outside lighting is all functioning
    HHI


    Not done much on the list but completed
    WM x1
    DW x1
    Mopped the downstairs floors.
    Cleaned under the sink.
    Tidied and threw away some of the crud in the downstairs toybox.
    Changes some bulbs in the lamps.

    started on No Clutter thread
    25/01/2018
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    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 9th Feb 18, 11:03 PM
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    lynnejk
    Evening folks

    I've read that before LW and enough sleep is soo important for our whole systems. It doesn't seem to matter whether it's taken in naps, a siesta or just one long night - but consistency seems to be important as well.

    Been forced to change my password - then logged on and changed it back double-quick before I forgot the new one

    Sorry been MIA but our tv signal was down and had to use lappy so DH could watch programmes via l-o-n-g cable. Now all fixed thank goodness.

    All general duties and listies done for the week and now onto paperwork again. Should see the end of filing this weekend at least.

    Hugs and gws vibes for all the poorlies and spoons and sticks if you need some
    Hope you all have a super Saturday
    Lx
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    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 9th Feb 18, 11:40 PM
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    pigpen
    Evening folks

    I've read that before LW and enough sleep is soo important for our whole systems. It doesn't seem to matter whether it's taken in naps, a siesta or just one long night - but consistency seems to be important as well.

    Actually... Long naps have been shown to increase the chances of developing or having undiagnosed Type 2 Diabetes.. or sleep apnoea which can be related to a whole host of undiagnosed illnessess and everyone should seek medical advice if they are having long naps

    "Their research found there was a link between long daytime naps of more than 60 minutes and a 45% increased risk of type-2 diabetes, compared with no daytime napping - but there was no link with naps of less than 40 minutes. " University of Tokyo

    Been forced to change my password - then logged on and changed it back double-quick before I forgot the new one
    Originally posted by lynnejk
    I didn't even pick a different one, I just typed my normal password in and it was accepted without issue.

    I need to pack socks for the girls and myself.

    My hysterical stomach is off on one again.. it has been good for a while with only one very small wibble, but it is now killing me. So, Rice? carrot/swede mash? Quorn pieces (which I ate 3 days ago too) ?? ... My bet is on the rice.
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    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 10th Feb 18, 8:48 AM
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    Jazee
    Morning all. I expect everyone is getting that extra sleep that LW recommends, haha.

    I wish I'd seen Piggers post before changing my password. Have only this week bought a new address book to put all passwords in to make them easier to find than in the little book I currently have.

    My list today is short but the tasks are time consuming -

    Dye hair (doing this now)
    Walk dogs
    Decorating

    Have a great day everyone.
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    • Fayolle
    • By Fayolle 10th Feb 18, 9:44 AM
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    Fayolle
    Morning all,
    If only I had been able to log in to read Pigger's post as well, Jazee! Oh well, password changed and I finally found the thread again without getting (too) distracted.

    Feeling bleurgh again this morning, but hoping that it is Februaryitis, and not the lingering stomach bug. On the plus side, the boomarang lbs have shifted again, making the total slinky loss 5lbs. Certain they will be back on again next week.

    This weekend I really need to catch up on some of the jobs that got neglected last week. This morning I must first of all:
    Clear ironing pile
    Fill the bird feeders
    Rescue the onion sets that were delivered from the damp garage where DH left them
    Do a washing shuffle
    Sort the fridge - 2 poorlies in the house has meant left overs hanging about that need sorting.

    Starting with the ironing and I'll see how I go before I have to take DD to the stables. Catch you later.
    • donnajt
    • By donnajt 10th Feb 18, 10:14 AM
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    donnajt
    Morning all - just been to Tesco - did a price match shop, also had 3x Dr Oetker free pizza vouchers and a £1 voucher for Flora proactiv - total £45, paid £17.25, very happy, off to youngest sis in law's baby shower today, going to have a quick tidy up, make a minestrone soup, put a beef noodle in slowcooker and away I go, have fun weekends everyone xxx
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    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 10th Feb 18, 10:26 AM
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    Jazee
    Well done Donna on the shop, and Fayolle on the weight loss. I have put on 1lb since the new year. Can't even be bother to update my siggy.

    I have dyed my hair and I'm really pleased with the result. The silver streaks have gone. I've also washed up the breakfast dishes.

    It's now pouring with rain here, so I'm going to plough on with the decorating and will walk the dogs later.
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    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 10th Feb 18, 12:01 PM
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    Honey Bear
    I've changed mine. There seems to be something going on with the Forum and if riffraff have hacked into the site and stolen passwords I can only imagine the hackers count on people using the same passworks on different websites. It's also a way of checking who's actually interested in carrying on with their accounts for the new data protection rules.

    Both lodgers left this morning so OH and I have the house to ourselves for a few weeks before the next batch of bookings. I think I'm going to rather enjoy it, much as I liked the two that left today. Breakfast cooked and scoffed and OH did the washing up. I heart OH.
    Keeping it AF
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 10th Feb 18, 12:06 PM
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    Jazee
    Me again. I have only updated my new little password book. It is raining so heavily, I don't even want to go out to the shed to fetch in decorating supplies. I may now leave the painting till tomorrow.
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    • Fayolle
    • By Fayolle 10th Feb 18, 12:40 PM
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    Fayolle
    I wondred why I couldn't Thank anybody's posts...been logged out again. At least it shows that the new password works, I guess.

    Ironing pile done
    Fridge sorted
    2 soups made
    Freezer inventory done

    Lunch about to be sorted as DD still hasn't emerged.
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 10th Feb 18, 2:15 PM
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    Jojo the Tightfisted
    Hellishly tiring couple of days, not made any better by Himself's London gig two nights ago and the resultant staggering back at 2.30am, meaning no food (as he obviously didn't get around to doing a packed lunch for yesterday - or the day before) for 48 hours.

    Got back last night, thinking that he might have made some effort in the house to find him allegedly completing a job application - watching YouTube videos and playing guitar - until he decided he was tired and went to bed at 9pm. So no food again.

    Actually slept really well, even with doing my usual waking up earlier than necessary for work on the first day of the holidays. He fannied around in the bath, had another little lie down and emerged just before he was due to leave for tonight's gig. He found himself sent off to the nearest cafe to fetch me something to eat first, as I realised if I want to come back from holiday to somewhere hygienic, I'm just going to have to do it myself, so the hob is covered with a stack of every plate, mug, knife, fork and everything else that's been used since my last rage clean and just abandoned on the side/in the sink.


    I have

    Degunged and unblocked the sink from all the food scraps
    Emptied the bin bags (I bought a proper bin about 7 years ago. It sits in the corner of the kitchen. He uses it as a display stand for boxes of cat food and opts for The Council Flat Waste Disposal of multiple carrier bags from the corner shop hung over the cupboard handles instead).
    Moved the proper bin into the space under the counter.
    Scrubbed the countertops.
    Silently bemoaned the fact that, yet again, I'm spending my days off from work cleaning whilst he spends his time not working not cleaning.
    Discovered he didn't take my freshly washed clothes out of the washing machine to dry, so they needed washing again. So I have no trousers for the holiday. Or socks. Or knickers. Looks like it was going to be a slightly chilly trip, so am just waiting for the door lock to click and they'll be hung up.
    Scrubbed the sink.
    Got a cocktail stick into all the joins around the counters and tap
    Taken all the so called 'clean' stuff out of the crockery cupboard and stacked it up to wash properly.
    Cleaned the bathroom floor.


    Fortunately, he's doublechecked his bookings and we are actually going on Monday, not tomorrow. If he thinks for even one second that means he spends tomorrow in bed after his 'tiring' gig tonight, he's got another thought coming. I have to go and try to buy a proper waterproof coat tomorrow, which takes a good couple of hours out of my day. As I will have done the kitchen, both bathrooms and probably the living room by tonight (and I'm sorely tempted to text him later to say I'm too tired to come and see them play again after an entire day cleaning), he will be told I want him to vacuum the stairs, landing and bedroom. Which then means I'll probably have to rewash my clean clothes he'll dumped on the [still unvacuumed] bedroom floor once he's decided to pack his stuff instead.

    That should leave packing for tomorrow night, buying cat food for the week, he can sort out the litter tray so it's fresh for the little ratbags, he can sort our food for the day and I'll make sure the kitchen is clean again afterwards, he can sort food for the journey just before the shops close. And I'll make the bed up fresh on Monday morning.


    All I need to do right now is a thousand items of washing up and empty the fridge of everything he's left to go off in there. And then try to think about packing, annoying enough, after buying a large backpack last summer for my stuff, he's now decided that his can go in there as well. I know that means he'll carry it, but I'm also willing to bet a fiver that he'll still bring along at least one manky reusable shopping bag, if not a tattered IKEA one. Just for that classy look whilst travelling.



    When I think back to myself at 25, I had perfect blonde hair, perfect nails, immaculate clothes, nice shoes, wore makeup every day and, if I'd had my way, would have travelled with a suitcase and vanity case. I felt hard done by, not having a decent set of suitcases to put in the back of the new BMW and the carpet had a little puff of cat hair on it prior to vacuuming each day - and that it was getting a little tiresome having so many men at work blush when they had to talk to me.

    Now, I'm fighting desperately against being mistaken for somebody looking for 20p and directions to the nearest homeless shelter.

    Where did it all go wrong?
    Last edited by Jojo the Tightfisted; 10-02-2018 at 2:52 PM.
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    • YORKSHIRELASS
    • By YORKSHIRELASS 10th Feb 18, 3:17 PM
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    YORKSHIRELASS
    Ha JoJo you and me both, I catch sight of myself in the mirror sometimes and think God I look OLD. I was telling someone yesterday that DS is 20 this year and then I stopped to wonder how that happened.

    Had a right carry on with my password but its sorted now. Feeling a bit grumpy today (mainly because I have had to do paid stuff on a Saturday) and I know I am probably not a bundle of fun but OH tell me not to be grumpy does not help.

    Mountains of washing done, using my little office as a laundry room. I have dusted through, DH followed me with the hoover. Need to check my finances and then might do my nails, we are out tonight.
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 10th Feb 18, 5:06 PM
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    Jazee
    Hello again. Three washloads done and on the airer. Painting mostly complete, some low bits I'll do when the dogs go to bed tonight.
    And because it stopped raining, we've had a walk.

    See you all tomorrow.
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    • ionafan
    • By ionafan 10th Feb 18, 8:15 PM
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    ionafan
    I'm also willing to bet a fiver that he'll still bring along at least one manky reusable shopping bag, if not a tattered IKEA one. Just for that classy look whilst travelling.
    Originally posted by Jojo the Tightfisted
    You have given a very accurate description of my DH! Sometimes I despair of him...

    No flying for me today as I've had a college Saturday. This morning's double seminar was about art - very interesting. This afternoon's slightly shorter session was about writing press releases, blogs and webpages - not really my cup of tea, but a couple of interesting tips. All in all, not a bad day (and I didn't have to sit through some awful film, like the one that ruined the November weekend for me).

    My supervisor has taken another hour out of my essay writing time by wanting to meet me on Tuesday, so here I am, sitting at my computer and trying to write a bit more before bedtime (which will not be late as I had to be out of the house at 7.45 this morning). I think I'll do the easy bit this evening and leave the harder bits until morning when my brain is more active.

    I have just ordered another book and also (getting ahead of myself) DGS3's birthday present.

    Will see you all on the new thread tomorrow. (((Hugs))) spoons, sticks and GWS wishes all round, as needed x
    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
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 10th Feb 18, 9:41 PM
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    Jojo the Tightfisted
    I did something I've been tempted to do for ages.

    I messaged him and said I'd rather stay home and do the washing up.

    The weather has been foul since just after he left this afternoon and I just didn't want to get out of my pyjamas go out in it, wait for a bus, get stuck in a crowded pub where I can't guarantee a seat, get deafened by the soundman who is about 12 and thinks everything has to be set to 11 and a half and then worry about load out, band members getting emotional and all the usual related shenanigans.

    So I've done absolutely beggar all other than sit on the sofa with two cold and sleepy cats cuddled up to me since he left until ten minutes ago, when I finally got around to doing the washing up.



    I might do something really strenuous like have a long, hot bath in a bit, though. And go to bed. Even though I said I'd wait up for him (which will hopefully encourage him home quickly).
    I could dream to wide extremes, I could do or die: I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch the world go by.

    Yup you are officially Rock n Roll
    Originally posted by colinw
    • dancemum
    • By dancemum 10th Feb 18, 10:37 PM
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    dancemum
    Yay I have been allowed back in.

    Not a good behaviour week for DS2

    Puppy held yesterday. Don!!!8217;t think we can have one as I had allergy signs before I left.

    Slinky challenge failure

    Dailies managed, a few cupboards cleaned, petrol purchased save money with a money off voucher

    CB form sent off as DS2 is 16 this summer and they wanted to know whether he was continuing in education from September

    Hope everyone is doing ok. I haven!!!8217;t read all the posts x
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