Jay and I are hosting his parents this year and with the Big Day being on a Saturday, my husband doesn't have to work the actual day which is a rare occurrence in this neck of the woods. So of course, down comes PA to join in the festivities. Jay's other sister, Karen and her husband are staying with Kathy and Dennis, while Jay's 'rents are staying with us. Originally there was going to be a lot of back and forth between our house and Herndon (K&D's house) but logistically it just doesn't make sense. The in-laws and I will head to Herndon in the wee hours of the morning to see the girls open their presents and after a few hours, Jay will come join us (so Hunter isn't home alone all day long!) After an early dinner, Jay and I will skip over to my aunt's house to see one side of my fam then back home to the zoo.
So that is the plan, which wasn't the point of this post! In preparation for the arrival of PA, I have a 'To Do' list. For those of you who know me well, you are not surprised by this - not even close to surprised. I love lists. They make me feel accomplished. I love making a list and writing something on that list that I know 100% certain that I won't forget to do, but put it there just so I have at least one item to cross off. Because crossing something off the list is the best part!
I'm rambling... Here's my To Do by Friday AM list: (in the order I wrote it down late last night :))
Clip cat's nails-- Done, with some growling involved but treats afterward :) Vacuum-- Done on Friday Dust-- Done on Friday Wrap presents-- Will do tonight Make sure guest room is ready/towels stocked/shampoo and conditioner-- Done on Friday
- Hang wreaths -- might not happen - Nope, sure didn't
- Paint hallway -- a long stretch - Wasn't even a thought to do
Buy stamps-- Done on lunch break Thursday One more laundry run-- Done Make rice krispies-- Done on Friday Call Joy-- Done and as always fabulous talking to her and hearing Mr. Owen Visit Heidi/Call Eric -- Jay and I visited her day after Christmas Three more presents More wood-- Being delivered tomorrow AM and then need to stack it by Friday See the Madre and Bro-- tentatively scheduled for either Friday or Jan 2nd depending on this list -- Done, see post here See Daddio-- tentative on schedules, hoping to catch dinner one evening -- Done, see post here Mail out Christmas cards (possibly after Christmas, but whatever)-- Done Monday after Christmas
- Sew something :)
Here's to hoping you all have a fabulously wonderful Christmas and have time to relax with loved ones!