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    How's everyone doing?

    Life seems particularly manic here at the moment and my to-do list is growing daily. Maybe if I hide it away somewhere I can ignore everything that needs doing!

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    Having spent the day in bed unwell today I watched loose women. They were talking about how we stress out over todo lists but where would we be without one. Hope it calms down for you soon

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    life is manic here too!

    I was getting really worried before Christmas that I was losing lots of children with no enquiries ... its all gone crazy, and I have new starters this week, new starters in a few weeks ( both of these are people I know, whose childcare needs changed ) and then a random phone call out of the blue, from someone finding me online ( ! ), with probable new starters after Easter! I almost don't know if I'm coming or going! oh, and a child I knew was leaving at Easter, ISN'T !!!! in April, I am going to have ... 13 EY children !!!! however, its not quite as bad as it sounds, as some only do a morning, and 5 are either at school nursery/reception and do wrap around !!!!

    I keep a 'general' to do list, a 'childminding' to do list and a 'daily' to do list ... except i put more stuff on/cross it off, and change the day at the top! i am getting through the lists, but as fast as i cross something off, I add something to the bottom! I don't particularly stress over my to do lists, but they do keep me going! Once in a blue moon i have nothing on my list to do, or rather i do, but its not a 'MUST' do NOW ! and I am totally lost!

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    Loocyloo I have those lists aswell lol! although I seem to cross one thing off and add three
    Maybe it's just me getting older but I don't know where the time goes these days, I never seem to be caught up with anything at the moment.

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    ive given up on lists . there is far too much to do , and i never seem to follow them anyway.!! Maybe thats why im only just doing my invoices this morning and theyre usually out about the 22nd! I used to be such a list person...and still have the when im packing for holiday , and for christmas presents etc. Id love to be organised but at almost 50 I think my haphazard habits are set for life now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse View Post
    How's everyone doing?

    Life seems particularly manic here at the moment and my to-do list is growing daily. Maybe if I hide it away somewhere I can ignore everything that needs doing!
    I'm totally washed out this week. DH has had flu and I've had some of the symptoms but I've been carrying on working as I had to have 2 days off last week when my boy was sick. I can't wait until 5.30 thus a d then that's it for the week. I feel like January has been a bit of a write off. Hoping my energy levels improve in Feb and I am motivated to get things done. I'm sure my first ofsted inspection will be anytime soon so need to get a few bits on order. Maybe a to do list would help!

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    I need a list to remind me to look at my lists! Otherwise I forget to do things/buy things etc.

    So very very cold wind here today. My word when is Spring coming?

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    It's been minus 4 here most of the day. Stupidly went back to work today after being off with a fluy cold but really wish I hadn't. Totally washed out now. Aching all over. Roll on the weekend x

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    Gosh Ellisha and Sylvia, hope you both start to feel better soon.

    Filed my tax return today and feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I get so stressed about doing it. I would rather do a double SEF.

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    I only did mine on Monday, it will time for this years before we know it!
    Every year I tell myself to write it all down as I go and every year I end up scrabbling around to do it all last minute, I'm my own worst enemy

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    I usually do mine on Boxing Day, it being one day I can guarantee a few hours without interruption. This year I had an unexpected free day before Christmas, so I did it then. So for once I was a lot more relaxed over the holiday.

    TBH there's no earthly reason why I shouldn't have it done by the end of April. I can only imagine that a hidden corner of my subconscious hopes I might die between April and January, leaving some other poor bu88er to sort it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse View Post
    How's everyone doing?

    Life seems particularly manic here at the moment and my to-do list is growing daily. Maybe if I hide it away somewhere I can ignore everything that needs doing!
    Manic here too with new starters. I have actually turned people away long may it continue after a lean few years.

    But it means a change in my time management which need tweaking it hopefully I'm back on an even knell
    When someone tells you nothing is impossible, tell them to go slam a revolving door

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunyip View Post
    I usually do mine on Boxing Day, it being one day I can guarantee a few hours without interruption. This year I had an unexpected free day before Christmas, so I did it then. So for once I was a lot more relaxed over the holiday.

    TBH there's no earthly reason why I shouldn't have it done by the end of April. I can only imagine that a hidden corner of my subconscious hopes I might die between April and January, leaving some other poor bu88er to sort it out.
    That's so funny! That's me too.

    DH and I promised ourselves that we would do it in April this year - let's see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maza View Post
    That's so funny! That's me too.

    DH and I promised ourselves that we would do it in April this year - let's see...
    I have always done mine in April then have a mild panic every January when I see everyone talking about getting tax returns done. It seems so long since I did mine that I have this momentary fear that I should perhaps be onto another one by now! I have to get my paperwork out and double check the dates

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse View Post
    I have always done mine in April then have a mild panic every January when I see everyone talking about getting tax returns done. It seems so long since I did mine that I have this momentary fear that I should perhaps be onto another one by now! I have to get my paperwork out and double check the dates
    I would be the same! I just panic incase my log in details don't work or if I can't find stuff I need like my P60. I hate working out the percentage of bills and have to do most calculations twice as I just don't trust myself. Honestly, it felt wonderful waking up today knowing I had done it.

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    Since I retired I have always submitted it in May. It was rather a novelty having spent 40 years having it done for me and since Finance was a big part of my other life I loved that my book keeping was designed exactly as I wanted it and not on the LEA's rules!
    But the novelty has worn off...and I submitted mine on Monday this week....with relief, as you say Maza.

    Despite giving up my consultancy work I had picked up quite an income as my schools didn't want to lose me ...and I am useless at saying no, but work mainly on the phone and via email.....so I have to declare my pension, childminding, LEA income and my private consultancy business!!!!
    A close friend who is an accountant came to Sunday lunch last week ( not at all planned!) and talked about me needing the computer for this other business now...and although I had told my clients I was finishing I didn't tell the tax man....so I was able to use it under a heading which reduced my profit, thank you friend!

    One of my LO's mum has told me this week that she has applied to go part time and if successful then I will only have LO on a Wednesday....this has made me feel better about officially retiring in July.....but I have just looked at what you have to do to close a business via tax man and that looks like a nightmare, I might think about getting an accountant ( but not my friends as I think my finances are my private affair) to do this.

    Though I do feel a little sad about the retirement decision being almost final.

 

 

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