It's a busy week of rehearsals and then a concert at the end of this week. After that, it's time to pick up my college student for semester break. Somehow, everything on this list will get done.
Do a final pre-holiday whole-house clean. I'm keeping up with things but think I'll do this next week.
Holiday Prep Checklist
Print off detailed Christmas Eve party planning list. Done
Wrap gifts. Almost Done!
Menu plan using the pre-made meals from the freezer. 3rd of 5 concerts is tonight. Sooo glad for freezer meals this week!
Finalize Christmas Eve menu. Done
Update address book. Made two changes so far for next year.
I cleaned out the drawers in the 2 bathrooms. Will post out a few more cards this week. DD is here for a few days so won't be doing much as all is in pretty good shape.
- Clear some space in entry closet
- Take out my timeline for the 31st and see what needs to be done there.
- 2 more small things to buy and that's it!
I am sure grateful for all of the prep work and early gift buying I did. Life has thrown me a few curve balls (doesn't it always?) and I would have been way off track if not for all of the planning ahead of time. As it is, I have a few gift cards to pick up, but at least I have the $$$ stashed in an envelope, and my DD is requesting a bomber jacket, so we will be searching for that this weekend. Other than that, all gifts are bought and wrapped. I managed to get the house decorated and it is clean, so a WIN! Here is a list of what else I have to do this week:
finalize times with my sister for Christmas (yes, she is still hosting, no she has nothing planned or communicated. I have no idea what time, or what I should bring)
finish Christmas eve/morning menu and do that grocery shopping
I have DD's softball team Christmas Party (decorate Friday night, party Saturday), Office Party (Friday), Youth Group Christmas Party (Sunday afternoon) and Christmas Caroling (Sunday evening) all on the schedule this weekend. Note to self: get better at saying no next year.