Monday, December 21, 2009

My Christmas List

  • Christmas Cards....addressed--go get stamps
  • Teacher gifts...made...delivered...
  • Special top secret project...progressing on schedule
  • Christmas shopping...finished...all but...O MAN!
  • Finish Christmas shopping
  • Pack family for the first stop on the 2009 Christmas Tour
  • Do laundry so that I can pack family for Christmas Tour
  • Packages wrapped...half of packages wrapped
  • Wrap rest of packages
  • Charge camera battery and video camera battery to capture all that is to come.
  • Teach one Wright child how to charge cameras so that next time, I can delegate.
  • Take 2 future battery-chargers to get their bangs trimmed.
  • Box up cookies for mail man--he delivered a big box of toys to our home on a snowy Sunday morning a few years ago at Christmas time and I am forever in his debt.
  • Make Christmas breakfast for when we hit stop #2 on "The Tour"
  • Bake last (dare I think it?) batch of Snickerdoodles
  • Assign 10 year old and 9 year old above task! (For goodness sakes!)
  • Sit with family and sing Christmas carols around fireplace while sipping hot cocoa. 
  • Stop dreaming and pack van.
  • Place Christmas CDs in van for the sing-along on "The Tour"
  • Feed husband and children at least two meals over the next day and 1/2.
  • Memorize phone number for Papa John's Pizza.
  • Decide that Snickerdoodles have most of the same ingredients as breakfast muffins and serve them for breakfast.
  • Make another batch of Snickerdoodles.
  • Blog...sadly neglected.
  • Blog about children's Christmas cute.  Blog about decorating the tree...special-ness.  Blog about a Snickerdoodle incident that "lived on" for two long days.  Blog about traditions...Blog about having absolutely NO TIME to blog--ha!
  • Blog...must many things to many things to wrap, so many wonders of many little time!! 
  • Sleep...soon!


Sudeana said...

If your posting time is right, I am about 20 minutes behind you on the getting to sleep part. My list(s) are still not done but energy is. Perhaps Mark will have an extra patient drop in that will get me just enough time to finish packing. Oh well, whatever I forget I'm sure I can borrow from my sisters when I get home :)CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU!!

Julia Feitner said...

I think your expectations are FAR TOO HIGH - TWO meals to your family in the next two days .... you're not Wonder Woman, Gretchen. Save yourself the hassle of trying to create the perfect Christmas.

Just tell the family that you've instituted: 1 - Monday Jammie Day, 2 - Tuesday No Bathing or Teeth Brushing Day, 3 - Wednesday (all day) Fasts, 4 - Thursday No Clothes Day (think of all the laundry you'll eliminate), 5 - Friday No Toys Day (everyone must sit still on a chair and do nothing but read, or quilt), 6 - Saturday No Talking to Mommy Day, and 7 - Sunday Visitations after Church (and of course EVERY Sunday you'll get a headache and have to stay home).


Gretchen said...

Haaaaa! Way funny and I'm making a chart for the week with your suggestions! Just returned from the first stop on the "Tour". Lots of fun, lots of kids. . .I think I might move "No Talking to Mommy Day" up a few days in the rotation! Merry Merry! G

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