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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.
    "I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness" Emily Dickinson

    Thank you Honey Bear
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    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 6th Feb 18, 1:17 PM
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    LameWolf
    LW have fun with the Yorkie tomorrow! Whiz is going to boarding on Friday through to Sunday night but I haven't told him yet (he loves seeing his friends Tia and Bear though, so no problem).
    Originally posted by Mumof2
    Unfortunately, the Yorkie didn't happen. His owners got a call from the double-glazing people that the fitter was off sick (they only have one fitter??) so they wouldn't be doing the work today. Anyways, the good news is we have a revised date of 17-18 Feb, so I shall still get to look after little Benji.
    I hope Whiz enjoys his holiday. x
    LW.. it is very naughty to starve yourself.. as a starvation expert.. it really doesn't work. At least eat something like vegetables or fruit which doesn't have the fat/sugar/carb content of actual food and will fill your poor rumbly tum and keep your blood sugars regulated.. I do not want to hear of you being hospitalised with a hypoglycaemic attack because you have collapsed from hunger!! Cheese isn't much good for slinkiness .. can you rustle up an omelette with mushrooms or grated root veg or tomato? That is filling and will keep you going and will be better than hunger! !
    Originally posted by pigpen
    I know, I know! Trouble is, I don't usually feel hungry; now Mr LW's retired I can't just eat what I fancy and when it suits me, I have to work to his requirements; and I hate, hate, hate cooking.
    In mitigation, I did eat some breakfast yesterday, which I often don't, so I wasn't actually starving.
    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.
    Originally posted by Honey Bear
    Gods, I wish we had a spare bed; I'd be in it like a shot! Mr LW kept me awake til gone 03:00 again last night with a) snoring and b) fidgeting so much that at one point he had his leg out of the covers and was kicking the side of the bed! At that point I hauled his sorry a$$ back across the bed, as he has fallen out onto the floor several times in the past. Finally dropped off to sleep, only to be woken again by Mr LW's 04:00 trip to the loo.

    I'd say it's not lack of food that's going to finish me off, it's sleep deprivation!

    Not sure what to do this afternoon with no doggie to look after - Mr LW has already been detailed to put the sheep-onna-stick round the high areas and light fittings (which he has done). He was making noises about visiting Bletchley Park again this afternoon, but I really don't have the energy.

    And I need to get him to see about getting the kitchen tap fixed; it's started dripping, and it's driving me to distraction.
    Last edited by LameWolf; 06-02-2018 at 1:20 PM.
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    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 6th Feb 18, 3:14 PM
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    Just had a major sort out of some paperwork, why have I not shredded bills for 2002 to 2013 before??
    Recycle bin is also half full of old paperwork / magazines and other such stuff.

    LW sorry you dont have a doggie for this week.

    Is the new Visitor centre at Bletchley Park nice, I still haven't been over there since it was redone about 2 years ago.
    Sun, Sea
    Slinky start date 29.01.18 28 to go / -10 so far and counting!!
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 6th Feb 18, 3:29 PM
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    Honey Bear
    - 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.
    Originally posted by ionafan
    She's a very wise dog - strange men worry me, too.

    Kelpie thought that trying some of the agility obstacles in the training field was a rather good idea when treats were on offer - today we did all three tunnels including the one with a rightangle corner in it so he couldn't see me at the other end, a short set of weaving poles and a very low up and down ramp that his legs can handle. After exactly 40 mintues he trotted straight over to the caravan and made it very clear he wanted to go in there by standing on the doorstep - we only went in it last week as it started hailing 40 minutes into his one hour training session! This is a very, very intelligent dog who can remember everything he wants to, but chooses to forget anything that doesn't have a fistful of treats attached to it.

    All of his smelly, grubby dog stuff is now in the WM so that I can chop up an old blanket of Dog's that he's chewed hundreds of holes in for his Snuffle Mat. Good old Morribunds, a holey doormat for £2 means it isn't going to cost anything like the ridiculous amounts I've seen them for on t'internet. It was snowing up on the training field which is at the same height of Dartmoor but about five miles away from it but it's now snowing on The Hoe so I can dry it all when it's depewified.
    Keeping it AF
    • Fayolle
    • By Fayolle 6th Feb 18, 3:50 PM
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    Fayolle
    Well done all Slinkies. That's a tremendous weight loss. Today I met a friend for lunch, and I had chips. This is why I don't lose weight. Will I never learn??

    Just trying to motivate myself. DD off school sick. I went to work for the morning, which I only agreed to as it made logistical sense after school drop off, which I didn't then have to do! Back via quick lunch out, which I couldn't cancel as friend was travelling quite a way, and it's our first meet up in about 2 years. Home to sort out appointments for DD, wm now running and jobs about to be started, if I can find my guag.
    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 6th Feb 18, 5:36 PM
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    pigpen
    Well done all Slinkies. That's a tremendous weight loss. Today I met a friend for lunch, and I had chips. This is why I don't lose weight. Will I never learn??
    Originally posted by Fayolle
    you cant entirely deprive yourself that has you destined to fail... it was a special occasion.. consider yourself told! lol

    nothing done.. girls collected from school, 5 ebay items sold.. fflllling!!!!

    The girlies are playing fairly nicely in the front room so I may slink upstaires and grab another box to photograph.

    dinner scoffed.. I love Tuesday.. it is beans on toast day! simple and easy and they all eat it, even though I have to fry 2000 eggs.
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    • tboo
    • By tboo 6th Feb 18, 5:47 PM
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    tboo
    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?
    started on No Clutter thread
    25/01/2018
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    “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don't worry and be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” —Walter Hagen
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    • atypicalblonde
    • By atypicalblonde 6th Feb 18, 6:18 PM
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    atypicalblonde
    Swimming lessons done, kiddies ready for bed and DH cooking our dinner!

    My skin is playing up on my face I need to treat myself to some nice face stuff but its hard to justify the cost!

    Have lovely evenings all xx
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    • Lover of Lycra
    • By Lover of Lycra 6th Feb 18, 6:29 PM
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    Lover of Lycra

    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?
    Originally posted by Valli

    Bathroom has been blitzed. Yesterday's MAD half hour turned into an hour of ironing....and I almost enjoyed it. I think I've finally got the hang of folding fitted sheets.

    Tonight's MAD half hour will involve painting my nails as I have treated myself to a new pastel lilac polish.
    • Lover of Lycra
    • By Lover of Lycra 6th Feb 18, 6:30 PM
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    Lover of Lycra
    Swimming lessons done, kiddies ready for bed and DH cooking our dinner!

    My skin is playing up on my face I need to treat myself to some nice face stuff but its hard to justify the cost!

    Have lovely evenings all xx
    Originally posted by atypicalblonde
    You only get one face so you should treat it especially if your skin is playing up
    • donnajt
    • By donnajt 6th Feb 18, 6:49 PM
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    donnajt
    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 Tidied kids bedrooms, 2x washing/ironing
    Mad half hour - had to rest knee/calf after all the bending to scrub bathrooms so watched 2 episodes of Requiem
    Slinkies 3st by summer (loss to date 10.5lbs)
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    • YORKSHIRELASS
    • By YORKSHIRELASS 6th Feb 18, 8:27 PM
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    YORKSHIRELASS
    atb its strange because my skin is awful at the moment and I dont know why. I have very sensitive skin which is prone to redness/blotchiness and spots. I use Clinique Redness Solutions face cream which is amazing - I make a £40 tub last six months - but it doesnt seem to be doing anything at the moment!

    Laid in until 7am, didnt sleep well. Paid stuff no. 1, paid stuff no. 2 then gym class. DH made tea and washed up, have just done a bit more tidying and put a oad of washing in. Tired. Bathroom will have to make do with a swish.
    • MrsChaos
    • By MrsChaos 6th Feb 18, 8:28 PM
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    MrsChaos
    LW I've only skimmed the last page (no time for more), so apologies if this out of context. I have a friend who generally only eats when and what she wants. She cooks for her DH, but they rarely eat at the same time. Sometimes she just has some nice bread and grapes or she saves her part of the dinner for later. They're both retired. Could Mr LW batch cook and freeze some meals under your supervision, so he's taken care off? Maybe in the SC, so it's as hassle-free as possible? Then you could help yourself to something easy as and when you're ready.

    Tutoring today was postponed, probably until Thursday. The hound's appointment with the lovely vet's nurse went well and I hope he'll cope with his booster next week. Quite a few more jobs to do tonight, so no flying. I really, really can't wait for Friday.
    • Fayolle
    • By Fayolle 6th Feb 18, 9:17 PM
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    Fayolle
    Dining room vacuumed.
    Bed changed, bedroom dusted and given a that'll do vac.
    3 different dinners cooked as DH came home when he was going to be out at work all evening.
    WU and kitchen tidied. DH can DUPA later as a special treat for not being out all evening.
    Mending done. Get me. I even got the sewing machine out to do it.
    I'm now looking at door handles online. Life doesn't get any more exciting does it??!
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 6th Feb 18, 10:00 PM
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    lynnejk
    Evening everyone

    Dailies done
    Spanish lesson done
    Twenty minutes of exercise
    Bathroom sparkly
    All recycling sorted, bagged and taken to RC
    Parcel wrapped, labelled and posted at PO
    Car tools returned to car boot, jack and wheel brace packaged in suitable space.
    Put down one back seat and roughly measured boot space.

    H2H. Top shelf of large bookcase cleared, cleaned, sorted and chucked/cs/replaced.

    MAD. Another bottom kitchen cupboard 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
    Sweep, wipe or vacuum floor as appropriate


    Hugs, sticks and spoons as needed
    Hope you all have a lovely Wednesday
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    • Narc0lepsy
    • By Narc0lepsy 6th Feb 18, 10:21 PM
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    Narc0lepsy
    Well done to all Slinkies, especially ATB and Pigpen. I've lost the pathetic total of 3lb in all since we started, although I am much fitter after picking up the running and gym post-Christmas and lurgy.
    - Went to zumba first thing and did 3mins on treadmill as I arrived early yes I know it's only 3mins but that's better than standing chatting outside the studio door!
    - filled bird feeders
    - had a huge blitz on half of wardrobe, combining sorting out clothes for the holiday (a list item) and decluttering. I went through all trousers, skirts, dresses (from "tall" side of wardrobe) and there is a pile for charity. I balanced despair and optimism as I tried anything on which I wasn't sure fitted. Anything I kept, I put on the appropriate hanger....why were so many trousers crammed onto one wire hanger so a) I can never find the pair I want b) they all get squashed and c) the hanger gets all out of shape? How hard was it to put them all on the types of hangers with little clips, individually, so they hang uncreased? Then went through all shoes, fling fling, and even put shoe cream on some. Ditto handbags which are now in a large box in another cupboard rather than hanging on the shoe rack in a tangled mess. Put some shoes in their boxes as most had escaped. Tomorrow I shall tackle the "short" wardrobe which is tops.
    - vacuumed floor of wardrobes and some of bedroom floor.
    - checked and emailed a report.
    - did a bit of my autism course; a couple of hours' worth and it will be finished. I'm rather behind with the data protection course as it's boring!
    - Mr N and I practised a couple of dances.
    - We then started going properly through all the non-clothes holiday gubbins we've been piling in the spare room: toiletries etc.

    Tomorrow I plan to:
    - sort out tops
    - check through clothes for hol to see if anything needs washing, mending or as a last resort, buying
    - finish and send at least one more report off
    - take car in for service
    - do more of my courses
    - dance class
    Remember...a layer of dust protects the wood beneath it.
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 6th Feb 18, 10:21 PM
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    Jojo the Tightfisted
    She's a very wise dog - strange men worry me, too.

    Kelpie thought that trying some of the agility obstacles in the training field was a rather good idea when treats were on offer - today we did all three tunnels including the one with a rightangle corner in it so he couldn't see me at the other end, a short set of weaving poles and a very low up and down ramp that his legs can handle. After exactly 40 mintues he trotted straight over to the caravan and made it very clear he wanted to go in there by standing on the doorstep - we only went in it last week as it started hailing 40 minutes into his one hour training session! This is a very, very intelligent dog who can remember everything he wants to, but chooses to forget anything that doesn't have a fistful of treats attached to it.

    All of his smelly, grubby dog stuff is now in the WM so that I can chop up an old blanket of Dog's that he's chewed hundreds of holes in for his Snuffle Mat. Good old Morribunds, a holey doormat for £2 means it isn't going to cost anything like the ridiculous amounts I've seen them for on t'internet. It was snowing up on the training field which is at the same height of Dartmoor but about five miles away from it but it's now snowing on The Hoe so I can dry it all when it's depewified.
    Originally posted by Honey Bear
    You've probably got a point about the caffeine. I rarely drink coffee outside work (the withdrawal headaches come half term were so bad last year, I dramatically reduced the number of cups I have in a day - it's now 2 very watered down ones by 2pm, rather than about six full strength and Red Bull throughout the day). But I used to drink coffee just before bed up to only a few years ago with absolutely no effect upon my sleep (out like a light before 11, up at just after 6) I'm not that fussed with booze, so apart from my birthday, I think I've had one bottle of beer in a month - that won't be affecting my sleep; I think a bit of proper greenery and a good blast of fresh air from the Sound will help.


    Me & Himself will probably be partaking of the rain on the Hoe by next Tuesday, as he's booked a couple of nights staying somewhere in Plymmy (after 2 nights in Glastonbury? Why?
    He used to go to Glastonbury with his XW - I hope to God it isn't the same B&B), as it's the first place he insists we head for once we're off the train; it's how he knows he's home, apparently. Then we'll catch the bus to the nether regions of Dartmoor to stay at his Mum's until Sunday.

    That means probably 2 and a half days spent mostly somewhere between the fireplaces of the Dolphin and the Minerva (lots of soft drinks!), seeing his Dad & Auntie, with a few occasions of rattling around junk shops for 'stuff' I can persuade him will be easily carried back on the train. Got any particular recommendations? I'm fond of (cheap) 40s and older stuff, as it doesn't seem to attract a premium price like Mid Century Modern and 50s things do. And whilst some people might say 'Oh, I collect kitchenalia, I prefer to say 'I don't mind buying secondhand kitchen things, music books, costume jewellery and occasional ornaments because they're indestructible/look well used without falling apart compared to the crud in the supermarket'.

    Last time we were down, the charity shops weren't particularly impressive (although that was just as the Uni students were all turning up with their parents), but that might be because he isn't that up on the sort of things I like (other than the music books).


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    Got home from the hospital (all good news, the meds are working but just not quite enough, so it'll be reviewed with the intent of increasing the dose next time) to find Himself had made me a mushroom risotto. An edible one, as well. He's now out rehearsing for this week's gigs and I think I'd probably better make an attempt at getting some clothes washed for packing.
    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
    • donnajt
    • By donnajt 7th Feb 18, 12:09 AM
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    donnajt
    Can't sleep pain in knee/left shin & calf if so bad, kitchen tidied, living room tidied, washing sorted and put away, can't do much else or I'll wake up kids - watching episode 3 of Requiem, hoping I'll drift of
    Slinkies 3st by summer (loss to date 10.5lbs)
    FlyMarketeers £1k by summer (sealed tin)
    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 7th Feb 18, 7:11 AM
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    kazwookie
    Morning

    Cat fed
    Lunch made for work
    OH is away last night, so I had all the bed to myself.!
    Sun, Sea
    Slinky start date 29.01.18 28 to go / -10 so far and counting!!
    • YORKSHIRELASS
    • By YORKSHIRELASS 7th Feb 18, 7:35 AM
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    YORKSHIRELASS
    Morning all

    Donna hope you got some sleep in the end. I had to cope with DH snoring and DS coughing all night.

    Had to change my plans around a bit for today so it will be paid stuff no. 1, gym, doctors then job no. 2.

    Chicken and leek pie mix in sc for later. Washing off airer and into tumbler to finish off. Feeling a bit bleugh but possibly because I had a broken night sleep and I am not looking forward to work this morning.

    Will be nice to get away for a few days JoJo. I have some time off at Feb half term, dont normally take time off in school hols now but DSs GF is away so he might just fancy a day out somewhere with his old Mum!

    Right, off to get some breakfast and get ready for the paid stuff. Catch you all later x
    • atypicalblonde
    • By atypicalblonde 7th Feb 18, 7:37 AM
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    atypicalblonde
    Morning all,

    Skin still dodgy and I have an infection in my eye, I look a delight

    DH has no work booked in at all it hasn't been this quiet since he set up the business almost 8 years ago. A lot of what he does requires high level company board approval and the word is until we have a clearer picture on how Brexit will impact their businesses, no money is being spent . No work = no money and a very fed up DH. I am putting my OS hat on today and doing lots of batch cooking and eBay listing - if it's not nailed down it's going!

    Best get a shuffle on, have lovely days all x
    MFW
    Mortgage 8.2.15 - £171,064.64 Mortgage 17.4.18 - £103,870
    Aiming to be MF 1.10.2020
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