Wednesday, 31 August 2011

September Goals

Somethings gone awry in the Myzzterri household....  5 people treated for headlice & bathed/showered; meal prepared/cooked from scratch; 4 people fed & watered; 4 sets of teeth brushed; 2 stories read & 4 little bodies in bed & the kitchen cleared  - And all before 7.30pm!!!  Good grief - it's almost like I'm a proper Mummy...!!!

(But it hasn't been a totally cataclysmic change - the washing's still sat on the kitchen floor & the dining room's full of Avon junk waiting to be put away/delivered....)

Anyway - September Goals.  Back on, we used to set ourselves goals that we wanted to achieve in any particular month...  Now we don't seem to have done that for some time but I feel it may be an idea if I set them for myself anyway even if I am just sharing them with the whole 6 people that read my blog!!  It could hopefully help me get to where I want to be...

So here goes..

By the end of September I would like to have:

Finished decorating the bathroom
Sorted the junk out of the dining room (I came to a halt in there - it used to be the kitchen I could never get my head round, now it's the dining room...)
Started planning for Christmas (I know, I know)

little goals but hopefully achievable....  I'll let you know how it goes!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Creating calm from chaos

Well that's the plan anyway!

So, all is quiet upstairs (thank the Goddess!!), dinner for me & him is in the oven & I've got a chance to actually sit down & think about HOW I'm going to create this lovely organised household that I really really want to have...

I'm signed up to Google calendar, set myself up to have it synced to my phone & now I'm thinking about the babysteps I need to follow & putting them on the calendar so they're in front of me, ready to put in action at the appropriate time...  Let's hope it works...

On a less boring front, I need to work out what music I want to dance to in the forthcoming showcase at my pole-dance class.....  ooh decisions, decisions!!!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

The noise, the noise...

One of the disadvantages of having 4 boys is the constant noise...  Even when they're just talking to each other they're SHOUTING!!  So when they start playing whatever make-believe game it is (currently Jake & the Neverland Pirates) then it's just an absolute cacophony!!

Add to that one heading out of tantrums, one smack bang in the middle of the tantrum phase & one heading into it and sometimes my house is a recipe for disaster!! It's no wonder it never seems to be organised...

I did hear back from the council about the garden mind.... apparently they need to send an inspector round to examine the rubbish/asbestos to determine the best course of action.  As for the oil tank, apparently that conforms to the minimum legal requirement... well if the minimum legal requirement is to put it smack bang in front of a window, then fine...  However, I do know that the concrete base needs to extend out 30cm further than the base of the tank & ours doesn't, so I'll be emailing them about that shortly; along with asking why other tenants have their tanks more discreetly placed....

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Still drowning in paperwork...

So decided I should actually try to do something about this paper clutter... (motivated by finding something that should have been sent off weeks ago - oops)

So today I've updated my address details for my driving license, started my self-assessment, updated my address details for my student loan account...  god it's been boring!!!  And still there's tons of rubbish to go through... sigh.

On a more interesting note, we started to do something about the back of the garden - only to discover a load of asbestos roof panels down there - aaarrrgghhh... waiting on a response from the council at present to see if they're going to come & deal with it for us...

So this was the garden before we started pulling the fence down (that rotary line isn't there anymore - it collapsed & broke in a storm!)  Before you ask - the fence was put there randomly & isn't actually at the back of the garden - which is why we were pulling it down!

 This is it at the moment - all work halted while we get the asbestos dealt with... sigh...

On a positve note - it looks like I've worked out how to post pictures!!  Yay me!

Night all!