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#1 muminbusiness

Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:31 PM

nOTHING! Dh flew out for work this morning and the kids and I have done nothing but relax and sleep! What has everyone else been upto today?

#2 JuliaD

Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:36 PM

I hear you!
Loving my christmas holiday leave from work, but being 9 weeks pg, I've started wondering how I would have dealt with work anyway! I'm pretty sure I'm sleeping about 10-12 hours a day atm, and just doing nothing for the rest of it.

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#3 snuffles

Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:38 PM

We've been tidying today... or attempting to.


#4 gemmaw

Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:38 PM

I agree with you! After all the Christmas rush it's so nice to be at home doing nothing. As a bonus for me my boss just rang and said I don't have to work tonight so I'm extra happy right now!

#5 BadCat

Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:39 PM

I'm looking forward to DH taking the kids camping during the holidays.  Days of quiet bliss where I will not have to see or speak to another soul if I so choose.

Today though, we're playing boardgames, programming robots, watching cricket, and the kids randomly break into loud song.  Typical day in the BadCat household.

#6 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:39 PM

Waved goodbye to eight relatives this morning. They have been with us for five days over Christmas which has been sensational. They live all over NSW so we rarely all get together. My parent's generation are nearly all in their eighties now so it is nice to still see them all still relatively healthy although all of them are getting a bit more frail every time we see them. After they all left I have been watching the cricket, reading some of my Christmas books and doing nine loads of washing!....oh , and STILL eating ham...DH, DD and DS are all asleep.

#7 Bob-the-skull

Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:40 PM

we went to the shops to exchange a present and for the boys to spend their birthday money...

then i started on the housework... and the boys have just completed an hour of cleaning each because they couldn't stop fighting.

but now i am relaxing on the recliner browsing stuff and about to start reading my book biggrin.gif

#8 Unatheowl

Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:43 PM

I'm jealous!  We're almost there.  On holidays, nothing to do, ds (4) playing for hours with Christmas presents......me and dh running around after a 2yo tantrumming destructo-bot from 6:30 am until 7:30pm.....only a couple more years...... sad.gif



#9 ♥~Bodhichitta~♥

Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:54 PM

We are having a quiet day at home too  biggrin.gif

I've almost finished a jigsaw puzzle I've been working on (photo), and DS has been drawing and watching movies.

After the busyness of the last few days it's heaven  biggrin.gif



#10 Peridot

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:05 PM

Agree! DH is back at work today. We've been setting presents up and cleaning away the boxes that accumulate! I've been happily trying all the new perfumes I've gotten from people!

#11 Dionysus

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:12 PM

Took down all the Christmas stuff and did a thorough clean/declutter of every room. My house is sparkling tidy!

DH finished the paving outside, so now I will put some washing out (the dust from the pavers has settled)

DD will wake from her nap shortly so will spend the rest of the afternoon playing with her

#12 SlightlyLeftFeral

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:12 PM

DD's payroom is now a useable space again, and my lounge room is no longer resembling a toy shop.

Now I am kicking back with my iPad, fan on and listening to the radio, whilst DD plays in her lean playroom.

#13 Prioritising Pooks

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:15 PM

I am discovering that chilling out+ leftovers= me eating waaaaaay too much.

#14 MintyBiscuit

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:15 PM

It's pretty blissful. We're at my FIL's, so between him, DH and BIL I'm not having to do a lot of DS related work. Just lying on the couch, alternating between my book and the net, and watching DS perfect his walking skills

#15 Glr-r

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:17 PM

We are in serious lego building mode today, I've tidied a little but lacking motivation to do much of anything, planning on braving the shops later...

#16 Fire_fly

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:23 PM

I hear you! The Rellies left this morning, so last night I cleaned and made sure everything was spotless. This morning we dropped DD at day care and DH and I sat in the aircon and watched a movie. It's been the first time in forever that we have been off together when DD has daycare so we are relishing doing absolutely nothing!




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