thanksgiving procrastination

thanksgiving is three days away.  three.  oh.  dear.  we are hosting dinner for my family and michael’s family at our house, which is wonderful because it means that we don’t have to travel.  traveling is hard with two kids, it really is.  we found out just how hard it is this past weekend when we made our first trip to cincinnati since lucy joined our happy little family.  trust me when i tell you that traveling is hard.  we won’t go into all the details because that might make me freak out about our trip to (ohmygosh) alabama in two weeks.

so, thanksgiving is three days away.  my house resembles a war zone, and thanksgiving is three days away.  our bathroom still isn’t all the way finished, and thanksgiving is three days away.  did i mention that thanksgiving is three days away???  i have so much to do that i can’t even figure out where to start.  so what’s my solution?  i’ll make a list.  that’s right, i’ll waste valuable time creating a list of everything that still needs to be done instead of just doing it.  at least i’m an organized procrastinator.  here’s the list i came up with today:

  • vacuum entire house
  • scrub floors in kitchen, dining room, and bedroom (thanks to leslie’s apple juice mishap this morning!)
  • clean the bathrooms…all three of them
  • laundry
  • laundry
  • laundry
  • dust
  • change sheets on beds
  • return kitchen to some sort of functionality (who lives here, anyway?!?  they are messy, messy people!)
  • bake a sweet potato pie for my sweet husband whose only request this thanksgiving was a sweet potato pie
  • help leslie pick up her toys in the basement
  • wash and iron tablecloths and napkins
  • paint bathroom ceiling and put up crown moulding (obviously, this is michael’s department)
  • pick up the girls’ bedrooms

okay, so now i have a list of everything that needs to be done.  i’ve actually started the laundry (!!!) and plan to clean the bathrooms tonight after michael gets home.  the pie can wait until tomorrow, and the rest will hopefully happen sometime prior to thursday morning.  i love the holidays, and even though that list is long and my desire to start on it is (obviously) short, i can’t wait to have our crazy families together for a huge meal.  happy thanksgiving, everybody!  i’m off to work on that list…

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