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[personal profile] rmc282016-05-03 08:35 pm

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* BD131 schedule (and minor tweaks to B203 schedule)
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[personal profile] rmc282016-05-02 12:23 pm

to-do in threes

(yes, normally I ta-da only here, but I need to pick things to focus on from the giant list of overdue tasks)

Ta-da:
made Watership Down post
adjusted milk order
sent in meter reading
paid nursery
paid window cleaner
paid after-school club
booked summer holiday club
paid school dinners
paid for school theatre & workshop
caught up accounts

emailed S et al re logistics

To-do:
bunny post
accounts
book childcare

email to S et al
BD131 schedule
2 hours T174 study
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[personal profile] rmc282016-01-27 11:28 am

never-ending laundry

load 1 in washing machine
added waiting basketful of dry clothes to Vast Pile Of Doom on my bed (at least 3 loads in there) to free up basket
cleared drying racks by putting away non-dryer clothes
hung up non-dryer clothes from load 1
load 1 in dryer
load 2 in washing machine
let in plumber to do work
added load 1 to VPOD on bed
hung up non-dryer clothes from load 2
load 2 in dryer
brought emptied wheelie bins back down drive
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[personal profile] rmc282016-01-21 09:36 am

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restarted stalled drying load
brought in dry laundry load
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[personal profile] rmc282016-01-20 09:56 am

Yesterday and today

dealt with electrician visit
extracted dry laundry from tumble dryer
C to dentist by bike
both children home by bike
4x laundry load on to wash
4x laundry load in dryer
dentist appointment by bike
changed bedding on both bunks and spare bed (the latter only because it had a sheet on needed for the bunks, stupid logistics)
turned mattresses on both bunks (forgot the spare bed, can be done next time)
unpicked hems on 6 pairs of school trousers (previously shortened by L)
put away 3 laundry loads
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[personal profile] rmc282016-01-18 04:00 pm

Since Wed night

N dentist appointment
informal visit to work
nutrition course
children to play barn
cinema (twice!)
menu plan for current week
recycling out to bins
fixed Runkeeper payment issue
remnant laundry away
rescued dry load from dryer
1 load on to dry
changed sheets and turned mattress
1 load on to wash
2 loads laundry put away
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[personal profile] rmc282016-01-11 02:58 pm

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new POP order
menu plan and supermarket order
tidied children's room and living room for cleaner
2x loads dry laundry put away
2x new loads put on
received and put away supermarket order
school term dates for 2016-17 into calendar
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[personal profile] rmc282016-01-07 04:25 pm

So. many. appointments

Added N to waiting list for dance class
Booked immunisations for me and N
Took me and N to get jabs done
Booked smear test
Birthday card and gift for P
Birthday card and gift for D
Attended and rebooked failed smear test :(
Booked dentist for me, T and C
Booked eye test for C
Booked haircut for C
Enquired about gymnastics class for N
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[personal profile] rmc282014-10-19 07:47 pm

Done

Assorted improvements to kitchen, utility room, hallway, as detailed here.
Acquired bubble wrap (and yummy biscuits) from T
Took shoes to recycling
New shoes for N
Nappy cream for N
Arranged flu jab for next weekend
Finalised arrangements for half-term
Phone call with mum
Ring binder for C's ukulele stuff
Organised collection of shoe racks
Yuletide signup
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[personal profile] rmc282014-10-14 01:34 pm

Day off

Ta-da:
  • Attended talk on sensory issues
  • Took clothing, shoes and small electric recycling to local collection point
  • Ate lunch!
  • Packaged phone and looked up postage cost (ouch)
  • Packaged baby clothes and paid for postage
  • Contacted CD player vendor and asked for address or consent to recycle
  • Organised pile of ex-housemate post into separate folders, for chasing up later
  • Wrote letter for kids club
  • Negotiated sibling help with holiday childcare
  • Posted phone at post office
  • Dropped off parcel
  • Refilled house with pizza and pepsi max
  • Collected children
  • Fed children (and self)
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[personal profile] rmc282014-05-31 10:24 pm

today

because I can't shake the feeling all I've done is sit around at a computer all day
  • put on two loads of laundry
  • dried three loads of laundry (mixture of tumble and airer)
  • reorganised landing to fit dehumidifier between airers
  • supermarket order
  • chased person collecting freecycled buggy & arranged collection tomorrow
  • sent in meter readings
  • responded to dentist website consultation with request for online booking
  • worked out the BT order I wanted and that I can't make it online, but found the phone number to ring tomorrow
  • hotel booking for s-i-l wedding
  • Kiva loans
  • paid kids club
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[personal profile] rmc282014-03-05 07:42 pm

Done

trains to France
made a birthday card
half-marathon (!)
dentist appt
booked dentist appts for T & C
parent-teacher meeting
arranged regular meetings with teacher
booked dr appt (and moved it twice to avoid clashes with other things)
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[personal profile] rmc282013-07-15 04:57 pm

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Emailed neighbour & builder to express concern that neighbour's extension is encroaching onto our property.
Received legal advice about same.
Booked MMR vaccination for N, & chickenpox vaccination for C & N.
Rang health visitors to arrange 1 year healthcheck for N.
Rescheduled cat checkup.
Booked car to take cat to checkup.
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[personal profile] rmc282013-06-30 10:01 am

Done this week

10 ebay listings of things to clear out
ebay purchases of bras
ebay purchases of baby summerwear
rebuilt shelves in bedroom
moved overflow books back upstairs, and restored sort-order on books
sorted current-clothes and removed outgrown / little-worn stuff for ebay / giveaway pile as appropriate
opened 9-12 months clothes box & added to current clothes / giveaway pile as appropriate
tidied lower part of bookcase 1 in living room (now babysafe)
started creating safe storage for C's crafts materials out of N's reach
childcare budget for next 18 months
two bags of sale items & two of textile recycling to charity shop
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[personal profile] rmc282013-06-01 09:00 am

Done Saturday

Train tickets to Macclesfield
Hotel bookings in Macclesfield
Family emails re Macclesfield
Train tickets to Cynghordy
Paid the milk bill
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[personal profile] rmc282013-04-21 08:17 am

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Organised hedge trimming
Took cat to vet
Sorted out accounts and planned out household money for next six months or so
Booked onto next OU course (starting October)
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[personal profile] rmc282013-04-17 07:19 pm

Wednesday

Hello my old friend the ta-da list.  It has been too long.

Today I have:

Nursed a sick C
Made phonecalls:
  • school to report C's absence
  • after-school club to report C's absence
  • BT to get a new remote control
  • vet to book the cat in for a long-overdue checkup
  • Polarglaze to ask about replacement catflap (they pointed me at their local supplier and also pointed out the brand & model)
  • Dentist to reschedule appointments cancelled when I had flu
Ordered:
  • Angry Bird toys for C
  • replacement catflap for the door
  • cat litter from the milkman (let's see if this works)
Cleaned the litter tray
Sent feedback to BT about their byzantine "customer service".  Getting a new remote controls should not be that hard.

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[personal profile] rmc282012-08-22 05:40 am

Before I forget & feel useless

Made space for & set up steriliser
Got pump & bottles out of storage & separated out spare bottles for SIL
Finalised arrangements for meeting up with SIL
Attended policy discussion
Attended Cambridge Geek Night
Pumped milk for babysitting & spare for donation
Ocado order, including nappy soak
Set up nappy bucket 
Sorted out accumulated post for ex-housemates & lodgers

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[personal profile] rmc282012-06-21 10:32 am

Done since yesterday morning

Hung out 2 laundry loads
Put away a dry laundry load
Emptied/reloaded/ran dishwasher
Built 3 IKEA bedside tables, took 2 to the living room where they will be used, replaced my bedside IVAR shelves with third
Assembled new bedside lamp and found bulb for it
Got recycling bins out for emptying, brought them back once emptied, broke down all IKEA packaging and put in recycling bin
Vacuumed horribly dusty areas of room revealed by moving IKEA box and shelves around
Packed hospital bag
Filled a carrier bag with maternity stuff for mum to ebay, labelled and put away for her next visit

Rolled up garden hose and moved to sensible place (near tap!)
Moved hen bedding bin
Put hen fencing up again (reclaiming a bit more garden space from hen area)
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[personal profile] rmc282012-06-20 10:57 am

Things done recently

I feel the need for some positive reinforcement:

found out about recycling CDs and cases (can go to Milton HWRC)
sorted out books for school stall on 28th June
checked where to take books & when for school stall
visited Mariko to demonstrate slings & left best two on loan
friendcycled body pillow
sorted out parcel of books for mum & arranged courier collection
took 2 bags of books to charity shop
booked appointment for gardener to quote for garden work