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    • Valli
    • By Valli 4th Feb 18, 7:02 PM
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    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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    • lil_me
    • By lil_me 7th Feb 18, 8:00 AM
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    Did good Sunday my side of the room sorted
    Monday night we focused a bit on the kitchen
    Last night I got home nearly 10pm
    Iíve got plans at 8 tonight so have an hour home 6.30-7.30 and Iíll use that for the days list and making tea at least level 1 form Monday Tuesday Wednesdays tomorrow I work until 8.30.
    Why does life just get in the way ?
    Plus of the day - shiny tools - negative of the day - dealing with the wedding hotel whoíve almost doubled our price
    One day I might be more organised...........:confused:
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    • donnajt
    • By donnajt 7th Feb 18, 8:01 AM
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    Morning all

    Donna hope you got some sleep in the end. I had to cope with DH snoring and DS coughing all night.x
    Originally posted by YORKSHIRELASS
    Thank you yorkshirelass, i have a little DS with a terrible cough too, I can't believe he manages to stay asleep with all the coughing, hope you;re not too tired today x

    Got to episode 4 of Requiem so think I finally nodded off about 3:30, only to have alarm go off at 6:30, feel like death warmed up, had to get a bed and 3 wardrobes out for special collection from bin men today, garden looks empty without it all piled up

    enjoying a lovely hot water and lemon before i start getting the househould rubbish out
    Last edited by donnajt; 07-02-2018 at 8:03 AM.
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    • Mumof2
    • By Mumof2 7th Feb 18, 9:30 AM
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    Donnajt sorry about the pain and lack of sleep - rubbish isn't it when you eventually drift off only to be woken by an alarm.

    JoJo be nice to get away - hope it's not the same B&B Himself used to frequent!

    ATB not good to have skin flare ups plus an eye infection - that's just mean of Mother Nature! Sorry to hear about DH not getting work in; we're hanging on by the skin of our teeth til April when he'll hopefully start his new job. Hopefully your husband's work will pick up again soon.


    Feeling like my old arch nemesis Anxiety is starting to creep back so need to try to keep myself busy today whilst still being kind to myself. The potential horse I thought I had found is not right for me as gives my back twinges due to me having to keep kicking him on so will have to let him go. Woke up countless times in the night feeling sick, tight chest and am now so tired with a stinking headache. Going to do some flying and see if a bit of exercise helps plus I'll feel better if the house looks a bit better. Got WM and DW on already.

    Anyone fancy a HHC at 9.45?
    • Mumof2
    • By Mumof2 7th Feb 18, 10:15 AM
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    Made a good start and just got this left:

    Clear the floordrobe/chairdrobe or any other clutter
    Dust all horizontal surfaces - vertical too, if you have time
    Vacuum the floor
    Make sure bedside cabinets are clear of clutter


    Will carry straight on for another one now.
    • Mumof2
    • By Mumof2 7th Feb 18, 10:47 AM
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    Use these left now - stopped for a coffee!


    Clear the floordrobe/chairdrobe or any other clutter
    Vacuum the floor
    • ionafan
    • By ionafan 7th Feb 18, 10:50 AM
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    Great flying Mumof2 Sorry about the horse not being good for you. You will find the right one soon.

    Got home late from college last night to be greeted by DH with "We've got 3 people coming for lunch tomorrow!" Bang goes my long essay writing day However, it's DS2, DDiL2 and DGS4, so I shall be very pleased to see them and can hopefully get some help with my essay from DS2, who is in the same line of business, so to speak. A nice warming butternut squash soup is cooking as I type, and DH won the F&V box in the SW raffle yesterday, so we have plenty of food without having to do any extra shopping

    I have S&S'd the kitchen and DH said he was going to run the Dy$0n round the ground floor after he'd had his shower but he hasn't had his shower yet I must go and remind him...!

    (((Hugs))) spoons, sticks and GWS wishes to all in need x
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    02/01/2018: 11 st 10.5 lb
    17/04/2018: 11 st 5 lb
    • atypicalblonde
    • By atypicalblonde 7th Feb 18, 11:39 AM
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    Just back in. Poor DS fell over in the playground and splatted his nose. Lots of blood, tears and upset but a small packet of Haribo eventually calmed him down!

    Took elderly relative food shopping and to do some admin jobs, dropped her home and walked the dog. Got 20 mins admin to do for DH now then will make an early lunch. Afternoon priority is ebaying x
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    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 7th Feb 18, 12:14 PM
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    Just back in. Poor DS fell over in the playground and splatted his nose. Lots of blood, tears and upset but a small packet of Haribo eventually calmed him down!
    Originally posted by atypicalblonde
    I just got back from collecting Dot.. she has smashed her glasses into her face, grazed both knees and her forehead and badly bruised her thumb. I am utterly boiling but I guess the extra walking is good for my lardy arris!

    I had run the DW and both WMs before I left though.
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    • atypicalblonde
    • By atypicalblonde 7th Feb 18, 1:07 PM
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    I just got back from collecting Dot.. she has smashed her glasses into her face, grazed both knees and her forehead and badly bruised her thumb. I am utterly boiling but I guess the extra walking is good for my lardy arris!

    I had run the DW and both WMs before I left though.
    Originally posted by pigpen
    Poor lamb I hope she's ok xx
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    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 7th Feb 18, 1:20 PM
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    Poor lamb I hope she's ok xx
    Originally posted by atypicalblonde
    she jumped all the way home from school, fiddled on the frames in opticians and had 4 sandwiches for lunch... she may need stitches in her forehead but I think she is fine

    I hope yours recovered from his bump too.. they all need wrapping in bubble wrap!!
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    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 7th Feb 18, 2:19 PM
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    *Healing vibes* for bumped and splatted Flykids.
    My skin's not at it's best - cold outside, central heating indoors isn't a good combination at this time of year, and the after-effects of too much rich food over Christmas probably doesn't help.
    *Work turning up vibes* for those whose livlihoods are tricky at the moment.
    Jojo, the Dolphin is our local - we live about 200 yards away. If you want a Flylady meet PM me, if not I'll wave in the direction of both the Dolphin and Minerva and wish you both a happy time in Devon. Chazza shop finds are few and far between these days; they're getting amazingly professional at not overlooking treasure and they all seem permanently stuffed with customers looking for bargains and haggling.

    Kelpie's been for his hydrotherapy and I'm working on his snuffle blanket, on which I hope to feed him at teatime. Best get cutting and threading. I'll do a bit of vacuumming a bit later, once I've finished it. Kitchen straightened, DW on and washing drying on the line.
    Keeping it AF
    • Mumof2
    • By Mumof2 7th Feb 18, 2:34 PM
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    Just got in from lovely walk with J and Whiz Whippet; very cold outside but had a nice blast of fresh air and it's helped me feel a bit better. Psyching myself up now to go and vacuum our room but gone a bit off the boil after all the work I put in this morning!! Filled the bird feeder in our cherry blossom tree earlier but don't think that counts as flying does it.

    Sorry to hear about Dot and DS Pigpen and ATB; little ones seem to spend a lot of time falling over. I remember on Z's first ever day at school I picked her up and she had big plasters on both knees where she'd fallen over in the playground. And when S started school I had a phone call that he'd fallen over and smacked his head so we ended up in hospital with him in the CT scanner!! All was well .... ahhhh, happy memories!!
    • Mumof2
    • By Mumof2 7th Feb 18, 3:05 PM
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    Pleased to report that I've just cleared the floordrobe and vacuumed our bedroom so for the first time in ages done everything on the list!! And now I need to lie down with a cold flannel on my head in a dark room lol. Thanks guys for all the motivation; it genuinely helps me x
    • atypicalblonde
    • By atypicalblonde 7th Feb 18, 3:47 PM
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    Pleased to report that I've just cleared the floordrobe and vacuumed our bedroom so for the first time in ages done everything on the list!! And now I need to lie down with a cold flannel on my head in a dark room lol. Thanks guys for all the motivation; it genuinely helps me x
    Originally posted by Mumof2
    You sound so positive it's lovely to read. Keep on keeping on lass x
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    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 7th Feb 18, 3:57 PM
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    Sorry to hear about Dot and atb's DS "doing a Pixie" (as I think it should be called, after Pixie's problems the other day). De-splatting vibes all round.
    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.
    Originally posted by kazwookie
    I put out three pink sacks this week, one of which was our "regular" recycling, and the other two were the results of our MAD file-weeding. I think the bin men must hate us now!

    Yes, the BP visitor centre is much improved; and there's now loads of interactive stuff, which makes it a lot easier to understand, for instance, how an Enigma machine actually works.
    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.
    Originally posted by MrsChaos
    It's really kind of you to suggest, but sadly it just wouldn't work; I have absolutely no space for batch-cooking; I have a 4-drawer freezer section in the fridge freezer, 2 drawers of which are crammed with fruit from the PYO and free off the hedgerows; the rest is taken up with makings of meals - soya mince, veggie sausages, slices of HM nut loaf etc; and I am currently on a mission to empty one drawer ready for Buddy and Indi's stay (they arrive 28th March) as they are on the BARF diet which requires a lot of freezer space - 2 dogs on 2 meals a day each for 13 days!!
    I did laugh at the idea of Mr LW cooking under my supervision - bless him, he'd do his best, but I'd lose patience. He does have a couple of meals he can throw together if I'm too ill to cook, but mainly he does the "heavy" bits, eg chopping up root veg, lifting heavy equipment out so that I can use it, that sort of thing and I do the rest. Plus, he gets on my case if I don't eat when he does; and conversely, if I went to get something for myself when I felt like eating, he'd eat as well. Second Breakfast, hobbit style.... And Second Lunch, Second Dinner, and so on. I swear that man was a Labrador in a previous life!

    Anyways, today I have:
    • Done a gazillion online surveys
    • Made pizza dough (just got to construct the topping in a little while)
    • Made a loaf (well, it's still in the BM but you get the idea)
    • Made choccie mousse (not good for slinkiness, but I do make a 2-portion recipe do the 2 of us for 2 days - and it's Mr LW's favourite)
    • Prepped a fresh pineapple - some for tonight's pizza, some to go with the nut loaf & sweet'n'sour rice tomorrow, a couple of rings to go with the pseudo-gammon on Friday, and the remaining 4 rings in the freezer for later use.
    • Cleaned out the veg drawer in the fridge
    Despite me telling Mr LW I really wasn't up to having visitors this week, he's invited his pal round this evening; and tomorrow we have Blokey coming to fix the kitchen tap (Mr LW reckons it's not a task he can take on; he tackles most DIY jobs, so if he says he can't do it, that's fine, we'll have Blokey in). More stress, as I hate having my house invaded, but I shall make myself scarce and Mr LW can deal with Blokey.

    ETA Going to see to the pizza topping now - Mr LW will do his "bit" by grating the cheese, which is, for reasons I cannot explain, a task I loathe with a passion.
    Last edited by LameWolf; 07-02-2018 at 4:00 PM.
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    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 7th Feb 18, 4:05 PM
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    lol.. LW .. honestly.. these small girls of mine are terrible.. they always land on their faces.. every time.. Pixie is THE worst for it but Dot is very sore... she had a plaster like a sanitary towel on her face from school... so I asked if she wanted a smaller, Frozen one so she ripped it straight off.. hair and eyebrows and everything.. didn't even flinch! Look... messy!

    I am getting quite concerned about DS3.. I suspect he is not taking his werewolf meds (AD's) properly and he is as miserable as sin and really tired all the time.. he has no energy and no motivation to do anything .. Can I physically drag an almost 19 y/o to dr's?

    I have acquired a Clawberry who has found herself a teacher to marry and has apparently quit uni and moved home and is sponging off him.. (she does actually work in a bar so not entirely sponging) .. Look at my glee...

    Ah.. she sniffed the chicken in the SC ... muuuuuum.... when is it ready....

    best go do dinner before these eat each other..
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    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 7th Feb 18, 4:33 PM
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    Oh dear Piggers that's not good that DS3 isn't taking his ADs as he should; as one who has been on them for years, yes it is hard at first to even find the motivation to swallow the things, and you do have to be patient while they get into your system... it's a shame it's not as easy to medicate a 19 y o DS as it is a dog (put it in their food, or if that won't work, in their mouth and swiftly follow it with a chunk of fish). DS3-taking-meds-as-prescribed vibes comin' atcha.

    Pizza is now constructed; all that remains now is for Mr LW to decide what time he wants dins.
    LameWolf
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    • Mademoiselle
    • By Mademoiselle 7th Feb 18, 5:06 PM
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    Back home after paid stuff, it is usually my long hard day as loads of classes, but due to the snow here several children didn't turn up so groups were much smaller and more fun. Only got 1 lesson tomorrow as rest have all cancelled, great but I will regret it come pay day! So no excuses not to fly.
    Dinner tonight chicken and leeks with mash or rice. Rubbish cleared and about to unload DW.
    No excuse not to get going as cuppa finished.
    xx
    • Valli
    • By Valli 7th Feb 18, 6:46 PM
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    lshe had a plaster like a sanitary towel on her face from school...
    .
    Originally posted by pigpen
    When I was younger (about 10) I had to have four teeth out. My mum got me a special 'pad' from the hospital (or so I thought, she was a nurse) to cover my bleeding mouth, then wrapped a scarf round. Years and years later I twigged - it was a sanitary towel - the scarf was to hide it.
    "I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness" Emily Dickinson

    Thank you Honey Bear
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 7th Feb 18, 6:56 PM
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    *Healing vibes* for bumped and splatted Flykids.
    My skin's not at it's best - cold outside, central heating indoors isn't a good combination at this time of year, and the after-effects of too much rich food over Christmas probably doesn't help.
    *Work turning up vibes* for those whose livlihoods are tricky at the moment.
    Jojo, the Dolphin is our local - we live about 200 yards away. If you want a Flylady meet PM me, if not I'll wave in the direction of both the Dolphin and Minerva and wish you both a happy time in Devon. Chazza shop finds are few and far between these days; they're getting amazingly professional at not overlooking treasure and they all seem permanently stuffed with customers looking for bargains and haggling.

    Kelpie's been for his hydrotherapy and I'm working on his snuffle blanket, on which I hope to feed him at teatime. Best get cutting and threading. I'll do a bit of vacuumming a bit later, once I've finished it. Kitchen straightened, DW on and washing drying on the line.
    Originally posted by Honey Bear
    I'll PM once I know what is going on - and whether it's expected to spend almost every waking hour with his Dad.


    lol.. LW .. honestly.. these small girls of mine are terrible.. they always land on their faces.. every time.. Pixie is THE worst for it but Dot is very sore... she had a plaster like a sanitary towel on her face from school... so I asked if she wanted a smaller, Frozen one so she ripped it straight off.. hair and eyebrows and everything.. didn't even flinch! Look... messy!

    I am getting quite concerned about DS3.. I suspect he is not taking his werewolf meds (AD's) properly and he is as miserable as sin and really tired all the time.. he has no energy and no motivation to do anything .. Can I physically drag an almost 19 y/o to dr's?

    I have acquired a Clawberry who has found herself a teacher to marry and has apparently quit uni and moved home and is sponging off him.. (she does actually work in a bar so not entirely sponging) .. Look at my glee...

    Ah.. she sniffed the chicken in the SC ... muuuuuum.... when is it ready....

    best go do dinner before these eat each other..
    Originally posted by pigpen

    I've dragged an almost 39 year old to the GP before. Your reasoning is sound.

    Realised last night that Himself had done a few bits of housework - he'd washed the nets I took down, repaired the rods and put them back again, swept up his head shavings and...and...nah, can't find anything else.

    Didn't realise he was going to be out and then back early-ish from another rehearsal tonight, so because he didn't get around to making me a lunch before I left this morning, I got wobbly by the end of work and then stuffed two fried eggs on toast down my neck as soon as I staggered in. He's now texted asking if I want a chippie tea. I think soup will be a better idea, as I'm feeling a bit errgh about the fat content I've just had.


    Mind you, it took me all of ten minutes to clear the crud from the kitchen. He can unblock the sink of nastiness, do the washing up (properly please, I'm fed up of picking up a 'clean' cup to find tea stains left in it and having to wash it again) and wipe the countertops down when he comes in.
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