November 15, 2005
Little Miss Dis-Organization
That's me! I have no idea how Thanksgiving could possibly be NEXT WEEK!?!??!?!
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I have a long list of things to do between now and then if I am to complete my to-do-before-Thanksgiving list. I think there is NO way it is going to happen. I had grand plans to have my Christmas shopping done before then. I had plans to get cards done, addressed and stamped so they could go out next weekend. All these dumb plans. You know, I wouldn't be calling them dumb plans if I had hopes of accomplishing them on time. ;)
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I AM going to make a concerted effort to get as much as possible done, though. In spite of the fact that I am so freaking sick I literally slept 80% of Sunday and have felt like dog chow since last week. I finally went to the doctor today and he said "sorry, it's just a respiratory infection" Which means not much is going to help, but he did give me a "very strong decongestant" to try to dry things up so it doesn't turn into a sinus cavity infection. Fun.
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So, you wanna hear what I have to do? Well, you know that I've been working for weeks to get things ready for the craft fair last weekend. It was a bust. A total bust. Well, mostly, anyway. Those who organized it lied and said they'd be advertising in the paper and around town in the free publications (we can even advertise stuff for free on one news channel on tv). But you can guess that they didn't do any advertising at all. Unless you count our subdivision's monthly newsletter. drats! So I spent all that time working on it and then made next to nothing. Literally. I am determined to sell the stuff I've made - I wish I had time to create a website right now, but with the rest of my list..... I just don't have time).
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I need to get a dryer. We have an electric one, but this house is only set up for a gas dryer (anyone know where I can pick one up for less than $300?). This means I also have to finish sorting the things in the garage and have it cleaned out enough to GET a dryer in there, in the appropriate spot. Drying clothes at the coin laundry has gotten really old.
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Saturday, I'm having a Pampered Chef party. I've kicked A and the girls out for the entire night and invited my church MOMS group and my playgroup and a gaggle of my family and friends from the extended area to enjoy a Ladies Night Out. It should be a lot of fun, especially since we'll be serving chocolate martinis - Cara and Kelly, you wanna come? I know how you love your chocolate martinis!
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Sunday, we'll be picking up my cousin, B, who'll be arriving in town Saturday with her parents from SC. She'll stay with us probably until Thanksgiving. I'd like to take her to do something fun while she's here (maybe we'll go to the zoo, which is way more fun for my kids than her, but I think she'll enjoy it too).
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So, next week is Thanksgiving. I am making some things, of course, to contribute to our combined family meal. (My wonderful MIL has invited MY family to join us at their home, so she is making the turkey/dressing and we're making the rest). I am making the dough for the rolls tomorrow and freezing it in roll-size portions, so we can just thaw and bake. I have a couple other things I make traditionally, so there's that.
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In December, it seems like there are a lot of things going on. There is an important event on December 8th, that I missed last year since I was still in Atlanta. It is a big deal for those of us involved and I'll just say it is a religious commitment thing. Then, we have bought tickets to take the girls to see Annie (the Broadway musical). That night, we'll stay at A's parents' house and then leave from there the next morning to drive to Charleston. A's sister is in a big Christmas show there and since this is her third year, we figure we should actually go up to see it. This is really special, since she no longer lives in Charleston and the production company is paying for her to come back for most of the month. So, we'll be leaving on a Thursday morning to drive there, staying until Sunday lunchtime and then driving to Atlanta.
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Monday is A's 31st birthday, but we'll be spending it driving around like lunatics, visiting as many friends as we can cram into 2 days. I am really looking forward to seeing Becca and her family!!! Though, I wish we could spend more time.
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Wednesday, we'll get an early start and head back to the Sunshine State. We have reservations to stay at our kids' favorite hotel that night and the next day, we'll be heading to Epcot. We have reservations for an extra special dinner and then we'll see Jim Caviezel, live, tell the story of Christ's birth. This was a huge splurge, but one that we will all really enjoy.
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Of course, we'll get home late that night and have Friday to recover for Christmas weekend. Oy! I'm already exhausted thinking about it. And what was I thinking when I invited everyone to have Christmas dinner at our house?!?!?! Oh, I'll have to do as much as possible ahead of time. Plus, I think my mom is going to spend the night Christmas Eve, so she'll be here to help make dinner the next day.
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So, I wanted to tell you that I'll be busy. I won't be around much. I'll be thinking of you and praying for you, as always. But, I'll be scarce.
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If I don't get back on here soon, then I pray you have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving and you are able to have a countless list of things you are grateful for this year. My list overflows! And each of you is on it.
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God Bless you.
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