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post #281 of 582
Sigh, DD is half awake, still nursing.

I don't vacuum, DH does, and makes pizza on Saturdays. I always make enough for leftovers. I hate recipes for meals for just two people. What a waste of time.

My sink needs seious help. I keep it fairly clear, for me, but I hate looking at it when I spit brushing my teeth. I dunno, DH just never does much in the bathroom. I hate pottying DD right now. That makes me gag. I need to get something to put dirty diapers in beside tossing them in the tub. When I was pg with DD neither of us scrubbed the toilet the whole time. Ick.

Thank you, I was picturing the things we do and had fun.

Yum, hotdogs in croissants.
post #282 of 582
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Maggirayne View Post
Hmm, if I could get rid of most of my stuff, probably.

I'm working on keeping the kitchen table clear so we can eat.

I get in my head that things are harder or take longer than they really do.

If she'll lay down. . . I can chop potatoes, onion and carrots and hopefully find some celery.

I read about someone doing bits of dinner prep throughout the day, cutting up stuff.
Yes to all this! Maybe your DD can carry the trimmings/peels to the trash can? My DS likes to do that. His favorite is eggshells! I do a lot of my dinner prep that way too!

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Originally Posted by smeisnotapirate View Post
Yes.

But not a traditional house, not traditionally clean, and not a traditional dinner.

Ok, Heidi can vouch for me - my house is pretty clean. Here's my trick. We live in 900 square feet, so it's MUCH easier to maintain. I go on manic declutterings all the time.

you can always cook double when you DO cook, so you have leftovers to freeze and pull out later.

Maggi, LOVE the post with the smilies. Hilarious.
No, not a traditional clean- but a creative version of clean, yes.

I can vouch for Sara- but I don't know if she can Vouch for ME, because I have no sense of perspective, so I don't know what the house actually LOOKS like! I do the massive declutterings all the time too, but stuff builds up faster than I can declutter.

Cook double or just cook a few servings extra, so you at least have somethiong to eat for lunch the next day!

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I never get the house picked up enough to clean it. kwim?

My dh makes hotdogs in croissants once a week.
Yeah that's my challenge too. I don't mind vacuuming, if I could only find the floor!

My DH can cook a few things- but even waffles take half the day. . .


OK, breif respite over, DS1 is up, and hje's already erased my post three times, and wriotten on me in blue marker. Sigh.
post #283 of 582

So What If...

Lets say you just moved your family 3000 miles from friends and family and the house is a total wreck (like almost every inch of the floor covered with crap) and all 5 family members have lice - the worst of which is 3 yr old dd who shrieks like a banshee at the sight of a hairbrush. (And you need to lice comb everyone's hair pretty often.)

Not even mentioning the depression that is going on.










Just curious how you would approach that. I think I am going to do nothing and have my mom save me in 5 days when she gets here to visit.

but say, you were on.your.own.

(well or with a dp with untreated adhd)
post #284 of 582
Ummm... shave heads?
post #285 of 582
Thread Starter 
yup-shave heads-


another good reason to give away some of the contents of my house.
post #286 of 582
would you really shave heads? (A 3 yr old and 12 mo old girl?)

Man I have been working Hard to grow my hair out. Totally not shaving my head.
post #287 of 582
Thread Starter 
WE had lice three times in a row as kids- eventually we got pixie cuts.

But seriously, in India, they shave a girl baby's head at 9 mos. . . not sure why.


Gosh, I remember what seemed like eons of sitting in the sun while mom combed through our hair looking for nits. She just threw all our stuffed animals, pillows, blankets, anything that couldn't be washed, in the dryer, and boiled all our hairbrushes.


How's the puke thing going?
post #288 of 582
we are done puking, I think. :

today dh is home too so that helps.

I went to bed at 7 last night.
post #289 of 582
Thread Starter 
I actually got to bed at 9! Pure luxury! for some reason my baby seemed particularly snuggly last night!



I think I've got a plugged duct.



G'mornin' everyone. :yawning: I just drank half my coffee before I realised I hadn't put any sugar in it.
post #290 of 582
I just got over a plugged duct! Someone told me to put a castor oil compress on it once and it worked really well!

Or just the usual stuff like nursing all the time.



Ooooh, I actually forgot about coffee! Going to make some now. :
post #291 of 582
Thread Starter 
half a pot later. . .


teeheehe, not really.



nak
post #292 of 582
I just made cold brew coffee, and I love it!

Decaf only around here, though. Caffeine makes me jittery.
post #293 of 582
Thread Starter 
Anybody accomplishing anything today?

I have:

*done diapers and covers
*fed the baby 25times
*fed Henry breakfast, snack and lunch
*put both boys down for a nap
*am currently eating lunch



This is only a small portion of what I actually should try to get done today, but I'm pooped. Hey, at least I've got the important stuff under control, right?!
post #294 of 582
Yard work! Thank god.

Nice job on getting stuff done, Heidi!
post #295 of 582
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Originally Posted by transformed View Post
Lets say you just moved your family 3000 miles from friends and family and the house is a total wreck (like almost every inch of the floor covered with crap) and all 5 family members have lice - the worst of which is 3 yr old dd who shrieks like a banshee at the sight of a hairbrush. (And you need to lice comb everyone's hair pretty often.)

Not even mentioning the depression that is going on.










Just curious how you would approach that. I think I am going to do nothing and have my mom save me in 5 days when she gets here to visit.

but say, you were on.your.own.

(well or with a dp with untreated adhd)
What about a mayonaise concoction at night, get all the hair gooped up and were a shower cap to bed?

I so would not be cutting my hair either. Lice is the worst!

Could you just bag the clothes and bedding up in garbage bags until she gets here? Then you would have extra hands to help with all the laundry.

Maybe the same with the toys?

One thing I do when the floor gets like that is I get my rake or broom, sweep/rake the whole room(in our case the kit/din/living room are all connected) and I start at one end and get everything on the floor in one huge pile, then once I got the pile, I get down and sort through everything(with all my bags/boxes to sort right there), toys/laundry/dishes/garbage/recycling. Oh, and I do this at least two three times a week.
post #296 of 582
Got some more fish oil yesterday. Lets hope I can remember it everyday now. I can't put it in a weekly pill thing because it's not in pill form. Maybe I need to try and make it routine, like when I have my morning coffee.

I am kind of stressing. I got some classes to teach tomorrow and I am still working on prep. I know they'll be fine, but the anxiety of how they are going to go is driving me crazy.
post #297 of 582
I wasted a whole chicken that I cooked all night in the clow cooker and took out to cool and then forgot about.

And Left my laundry in the shared dryer all day so I hope no one hates me at my apartment. LOL.

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post #298 of 582
I got a bit done today. More than I thought.
post #299 of 582
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Originally Posted by heidirk View Post
I actually got to bed at 9! Pure luxury! for some reason my baby seemed particularly snuggly last night!

I think I've got a plugged duct.

G'mornin' everyone. :yawning: I just drank half my coffee before I realised I hadn't put any sugar in it.
Wow, you didn't notice? I love my sugar. And milk. And a dash of coffee.

Aww, snuggly is so nice!

Take lecithin, like 3 a day. I was doing the 4 ibruprophen then working hard on hand-expressing after soaking on a bowl of hot as bearable water and getting zilch out, but I really think taking the lecithin is what did it for me.

I forget what else I was going to say.

Oh yeah, Transformed, I second, er, is it third, on the shaving the heads. Unless, is it mayonnaise that you coat it with and saran wrap overnight? I'll ask my friend in the am. At least you can comb your hair, but I suppose you can't see your head. Or else cut it short enough it's easy to comb out.

Where did you move to/from?

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Originally Posted by studentmama View Post
Got some more fish oil yesterday. Lets hope I can remember it everyday now. I can't put it in a weekly pill thing because it's not in pill form. Maybe I need to try and make it routine, like when I have my morning coffee.

I am kind of stressing. I got some classes to teach tomorrow and I am still working on prep. I know they'll be fine, but the anxiety of how they are going to go is driving me crazy.
Hm, yeah, maybe set it next to the coffeemaker?
What classes? You can do it! I'll be thinking of you!

Wow, good job, Heidi!
I ran a load of laundry and started to clean the living room. Went to a friend's for supper, since DH was gone. It was my B-day. And I managed to shower. :P Oh yeah, and fed us both. If DH is gone, I miss meals. And now Elisabeth is big enough to eat, gah. I like nursing. You don't have to cook. Well, sorta.
post #300 of 582
Hi everyone this looks like a place I belong ... I know I have looked at this thread before, but I'm not sure if I replied to it. I haven't been around much so far. But anyway ...

Before I forget ... I just wanted to jump in about the lice. I'm pretty sure you can get rid of them without resorting to head-shaving or mayo, I'll tell you what I did & it worked, and believe me, if I can do it - anyone can do it.

So actually, we had two rounds of it, several years apart. The first time I got totally freaked out, b/c my babysitter wouldn't take my kids after school (not wanting her kids to catch it, which I could totally relate!) and also they could not go to school (although the school didn't look as closely, my babysitter was paranoid due to having had it happen w/her kids before). But I had to go to work. It took like two months to get rid of them. I was using poison shampoos and furniture treatment, left & right (this was a long time ago before I knew any better) I put all the stuffed animals in the garage in big plastic bags, washed all the bedding in hot water and hot dryer every night, eventually took all the clothes and washed them too and put all but a few outfits in plastic bags in the garage, and finally I actually hired someone to take away all my upholstered furniture to the dump because the lice wouldn't go away and I was desperate. I'm not sure if that worked or if it was a coincidence.

More recently, it happened again. Got the call from dd's friend's mom - friend had very recently slept over. Turned out 2 of my kids had them and the other one, soon to follow. Cosleeping with my little guy, I ended up with them too. Briefly I panicked and used the poison shampoo from the pharmacy on dd, but then I saw live lice crawling around in her head after the treatment, they didn't even look sick! (OK - the not looking sick part is a little joke - but people don't always know when I'm joking even IRL so I thought I'd mention it in case) So I came to my senses and got flea combs, one for each person in the family, at the pet supply store. Then every day, just comb, comb, comb, with a cup of water nearby so you have someplace to put the lice & their eggs when they get stuck in the comb, which they will. I used a straight pin to push them out from the comb & into the cup of water. You need a decent light to be able to see the comb well enough to get the eggs off b/c they are little & hard to see.

The first time combing is the worst (the most time consuming, you get the most lice the first time - I guess because every other time you do it, you just did it yesterday) and as for the one who doesn't like having her hair combed, I think you might be able to do it gently while she sleeps, depending ... it worked well with my son, who was very much against having me comb when awake. You can probably do it for yourself too, I managed with a shoulder injury. I didn't even wash the pillow cases every day. Just kept up with the combing every day, until you realize there are no more lice to get, and a little longer to be sure. I hear you can prevent them by putting tea tree oil in the hair, but I never remember to do this, so I can't say for sure.

Got to run, I will come back & say hello again though.
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