Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Preparations

We are slowly moving along with our holiday preparations. But we still have quite a lot to accomplish. Of course, part of the problem might be that the list keeps growing, despite much "crossing off". HA ! We hope to get all of these things accomplished; most before our company arrives on the 19th. But, if we don't .... oh well.

When the New Year begins, we might need a vacation from our Christmas Vacation. HA !

Make Christmas Ornaments x 65 (DID NOT happen this year - maybe next year ?!?!)
Paint Guest Bathroom
Paint Hallway
Paint Master Bedroom moved to the week after Christmas
Paint Master Bathroom moved to the week after Christmas
Paint Girl's Bedroom moved to next Tuesday, after our company goes home
Make Advent Wreath
Jesse Tree Readings (daily)
Paint Family Room
Paint Dining Room
Put up exterior Christmas Lights
Put up Christmas Tree
Decorate Christmas Tree
Interior Decorations
Take Cherubs shopping for their "Gift Exchange" DONE
Shopping for gifts
Wrap and Label Gifts DONE
Package gifts for mailing DONE
Mail gift packages DONE
Compose Annual Newsletter
Print Newsletter, address labels and return address labels
Take Annual Photo of the Cherubs DONE
Have photo printed for sending DONE
Assemble In Envelopes - newsletter and photo DONE
Mail newsletters with photos DONE
Grocery Shopping & Errands for Christmas
Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookies DONE
Bake Peanutbutter Kisses DONE
Bake Mint Chip Cookies for DadToCherubs DONE
Bake Chocolate Peanutbutter Chip cookies DONE
Bake Squash Bread DONE
Bake Banana Bread DONE
Bake Blueberry Muffins DONE
Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies
Bake Sugar Cookies for decorating DONE
Bake Gingerbread People Cookies for decorating DONE
Cookie Decorating Party (with family from Maryland) DONE
Bake Peanutbutter Cookies
Make Fudge DONE
Assemble Bags of "Treats" ; Distribute to neighbors DONE
Deep clean Children's Bedrooms DONE
Deep clean Playroom DONE
Deep clean Kitchen
Deep clean Master bedroom (for company)
Take Daisy to the Groomer DONE
Take Bella to the Groomer appt on Dec. 27
Deep clean School Room
Copy necessary History pages for 2nd semester moved to January 2nd
Print Maps for History and Geography for 2nd semester
Sing Christmas Carols (a lot !) DONE
Read Christmas Favorites (books) DONE
Watch Christmas Favorites (movies) DONE
Prepare Christmas Eve Dinner (breads, veggies, ham, turkey, fruits, desserts)
Update (Monday, 12/22):
Our TO DO list is complete ... or close enough at least.
All that is left to do is enjoy tomorrow, which is the day before Christmas Eve.
And then we will make our big holiday meal on Christmas Eve ....
enjoy our faimly time together, and wait for Santa ....


Pam said...

Wow! That's quite a list! Would love to see pics of the paint job once the holidays are over and your company has left. :-)


MamaLion said...

Just one comment....
You are a maniac.

3'sacharm said...

OH MY GOSh!!!! I just THOUGHT I was a list maker.....I got NOTHING on you!!