Jump to content

5 minute tasks
Join me please!


  • Please log in to reply
35 replies to this topic

#1 Feral Lemur

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:31 AM

I am trapped at home with an expcted delivery and no car.  I have no excuse but to get things done here (as much as I want to run away)

Round one

Bake a loaf of bread

Sink load of dishes (dishwasher broke !!)

Then I wil report back.

Any support and company much appreciated.  My house is sadly neglected

#2 scooty

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:36 AM

Also at home trying to get the family lounge room and kitchen cleaned. If I accomplish only this today, I will go to sleep a much happier woman! Right first task, put away washing on kitchen table before the kids attack it and I have to clean them again lol😃

#3 Feral Lemur

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:45 AM

scooty that sounds like a good defensive plan.

Round one done.

Now to putting away a load of washing.  back soon!

#4 Feral Lemur

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:00 AM

Lurkers I can see you,  Feel free to join us.

Load of washing away - done!

Drunk two glasses of water

No delivery yet sad.gif

back to more dishes (how did we use so many over sucha  short space of time?!?)

Edited by amoral lemur, 12 December 2012 - 10:07 AM.


#5 scooty

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:03 AM

Washing,check! Groceries put away, check! Just feeding baby now, so time for a breather in this melb heat!

#6 Cherish

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:05 AM

I need a nap- I'll come back later Tounge1.gif

#7 titch482

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:08 AM

not at home, at work but getting more and more distracted.... i will get this piece of work done original.gif (might take longer than 5 minutes though!

#8 Becstarinator

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:10 AM

Just put the washing on.

Now to do a quick pick up in DS room.

Then sweep.

#9 Feral Lemur

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:10 AM

Cherish you deserve a nap being pregnant in this heat.

Scooter if I had wanted heat I wouldn't have chosen Melbourne.  What are they doing to us?

OK now off to tidy hallway (a big mess of items that need to be returned / donated plus randowm child creations etc

#10 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:12 AM

im pretty proud of myself, before 10 am i had cleaned my lounge room, dining room and kitche, done 2 loads of laundry, unloaded, reloaded and started the dishwahser, cleaned the toilet and bathroom and vacummed.

i HATE cleaning so im pretty pleased with my efforts laughing2.gif

#11 scooty

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:16 AM

Ooh that is impressive. I was about to get back into it, but now have a stinky nappy to change.... Think I'd rather put on a load of washing.... Pooeee!!!

#12 kpingitquiet

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:21 AM

Planning my meals for the week. Each day of planning takes roughly 5 mins so I guess I'm in lol.

Got a lot done, yesterday. I find deciding to post a tour of your house to overseas relatives on FB to be a good motivator for cleaning.

#13 Feral Lemur

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:22 AM

MrsDamonSalvatore I am not sure you belong in this thread.  Your progress is daunting!

I have done half of the hallway but ther is an increased chance that these items will now leave the house

I think I will get a cup of tea now and pay some bills.

#14 Feral Lemur

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:24 AM

QUOTE (kpingitquiet @ 12/12/2012, 11:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I find deciding to post a tour of your house to overseas relatives on FB to be a good motivator for cleaning.


You are a braver woman than I.

#15 harryhoo

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:24 AM

Round one for this morning:

finished my freelance work (unfortunately an hour this morning not five minutes)

Hung out load of washing

Put another load on

Done the dishes

Cleaned the kitchen

sorted through a bunch of documents

Now bub is up from morning nap. Next on the list is bub's morning tea, clean highchair and then go down the street to do some chores (buy santa hats for husbands work and some dishwashing powder). Might treat myself to a coffee too. A large one.

#16 scooty

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:32 AM

Right... Moving on to taking the garbage out and then put away clean dishes and empty dishwasher.

#17 Feral Mozzie

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:33 AM

i will play - i just started maternity leave this week and am not used to the being at home thing!

- write list of what to pack in hospital bag
- take out garbage
- put another load of washing on

#18 harryhoo

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:41 AM

Haven't left the house yet... vaccuumed the lounge room while bub had morning tea. Am going to go... now.

#19 scooty

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:42 AM

Grats mozzie! It's a strange time moving from working to being at home all the time. Took me a while to adjust.

#20 sne

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:44 AM

The internet is too alluring and interesting than anything that needs doing here!

Today I need to:

Put out the second load of washing when its finished.

Change eldest daughter's bed and wash sheets.

Sort huge back of clothes given to us for youngest daughter.  Find somewhere to put said clothes once sorted.

Put away eldest daughter's birthday cards to make way for incoming Christmas cards.

#21 HeroOfCanton

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:49 AM

Can I add what I've done?

vacuum
clean toilet
mop bathroom/toilet
clean vanity
hang out small load of washing
watch QI while kids are in bed
put away clothes
dishes
pots & pans

clean inside windows

I hate dishes...

Edited by *Browncoat*, 12 December 2012 - 04:05 PM.


#22 Feral Lemur

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:53 AM

More dishes and a little bit of tidying done.

Procrastinating over bills....

#23 Feral Lemur

Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:00 AM

evalynnI of course you are welcome!

Browncoat I hate dishes as well.



#24 purpleblackqueen

Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:17 AM

I'll stick with lurking today lol. I am just taking a little break from moving- done 10 loads in the last day and a half- all myself. Although the truck is coming @ 7am on Friday for the big stuff

#25 Feral Lemur

Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:34 AM

Did some dishes and bills.  Some of the bills were a lovely surprise.  They were in credit!  (I have no idea why)

There are still more bills and dishes *sigh*




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

An open letter to Tony Abbott: please salvage our super

We face financial ruin, but most of us don?t realise it. If we don?t act together to salvage our superannuation, I have no doubt the new GFC will be the Girls? Financial Crisis.

'I'm happy to know I'm changing lives': surrogate mum of two

I know that once the baby is born, I will focus on the gift I have given, and watch the parents with their new child. I can't wait for that day.

Birth trauma and the issue of informed consent

There is a perception that women should just be happy they have a healthy baby in their arms. But for women who experienced birth trauma, there's a lot more to it.

Tips for managing pollen allergies and hayfever

They're simple tips, but they can have a big impact on those who suffer from hayfever and pollen allergies.

Ada Nicodemou shares tribute to her stillborn baby

Just over one month since Ada Nicodemou and her husband lost their second son, the Home and Away star has shared a touching poem for her baby.

Mum causes stir breastfeeding on train

?To the woman breastfeeding her kid on the train. Seriously! On the train?" began the letter of complaint.

10 things they don?t tell you about being pregnant

As I slowly waddle my ever-changing pregnant body towards the finishing line of my due date, it?s becoming increasingly clear there are a lot of things they just don?t tell you about pregnancy.

Overcoming a fear of the dark

A toddler's fear of the dark is very normal, but there are ways parents can help children through this stage in their development.

Kids, TV and movies: how young is too young?

It seems you don't have to throw the TV and iPad out the window - it all boils down to moderation, supervision and interaction.

Video: Baby's first birthday is a special day for mum, too

?A baby?s first birthday is also mum?s first birthday.?

The day Supernanny came to tea

Prince William's favourite celebrity child trainer Jo Frost puts Bryony Gordon and her toddler through their paces.

The words I hated hearing as new mum

It was less than a week after my son was born that I first heard it - from my mother.

To the pharmacist who sold me baby formula

On the rare occasion I catch sight of you at school, or around town, I think back to our earliest exchange. I?m sure you have no recollection of it at all.

Babies may benefit from autism therapy

Children showing signs of autism don't usually receive early intervention until well into toddlerhood or later, but a new study suggests infants with symptoms of the developmental disorder might benefit from therapy from as early as six months.

Knatalye and Adeline born with an everlasting bond

Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith are a lot like any other identical twin girls, but there is one dramatic difference: they're joined at the chest and shares several internal organs.

The question this dad wishes he'd asked his wife

I should have seen that my wife wasn't the same person I'd fallen in love with, but we were both too focused on simply trying to get by.

Why we should talk about the deaths of the Hunt children

The deaths are too horrible even to think about. Yet we owe it to the children - Fletcher, Mia and Phoebe Hunt - to think long and hard about it all.

Baby dies of meningococcal weeks after vaccine application denied

A six-month-old girl has died from meningococcal disease just weeks after an application for government funding of a vaccine for the most deadly strain of the virus was rejected.

Finding the right balance when playing with your kids

Being too involved in our children?s play and not allowing our kids enough free time for unstructured activities can mean our kids miss out on the value that play offers.

Creative DIY light shades

The Pop Light light shade comes in a flat pack already made - it's up to you to design it as you'd like.

The battle of iParenting versus imagination

Have we forgotten how to be imaginative, resourceful parents?

Why movement is so important for your baby's growth

Letting your child move as much as possible in the early years ? using all senses, engaging in the real world, preferably outside ? will help them grow up healthier, smarter, calmer and stronger.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

Dying mum saves baby with last breath

Dying from a gunshot wound, Jessica Arrendale used the last of her energy to hide her baby from her killer.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Reader offer

2 FOR 1 TICKET OFFER

For Shopping, For Advice, For Baby & You. Enjoy a special day out with fabulous shopping from over 200 brands, leading parenting experts offering advice on a range of topics, and amazing children?s entertainment

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.