Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Still to do before bedtime on Christmas Eve...

  • Collect turkey
  • Shop for fresh food and any last minute items
  • Wrap last few gifts
  • Make jelly layer of trifle
  • Make custard layer of trifle
  • Decorate Yule log
  • Get car checked over
  • Get The Girl's hair cut
  • Get The Boy's hair cut
  • Take The Boy to the dentist
  • Catch up with Christmas journal
  • Make lentil plait
  • Check stock of mince pies
  • Make more mince pies if necessary
  • Make mincemeat truffles
  • Tidy up
  • Vacuum
  • Dust
  • Prepare veg
  • Prepare stuffing
  • Defrost pigs in blankets
  • Attend Christmas Eve children's carol service
  • Go on annual Christmas lights walk
  • Set V+ for Christmas TV
  • Get more cold meds
  • Leave sherry, mince pie, carrot, water for Father Christmas and reindeer
  • Hang stockings
  • Sneak into The Children's rooms to quietly fill stockings
  • Creep downstairs carrying all the presents* and put them under the tree (*note to self: maybe not carrying ALL the presents at once. Several trips may be necessary...)
  • Relax with a nice drink :-)
Are you ready yet?


Ruth said...

I feel exhausted just looking at your list! Think I'm down to the veg, milk and bread and reminding DH that he might like to wrap any present he has for me...

Sian said...

Mmm..that really is quite a list. Good luck with that! I'm studiously ignoring the fact that we all need haircuts too..maybe I'll learn how to photoshop lol

scrappyjacky said...

OMG....it sounds horrendous when you list it all like that....my list is probably similar...except all presents are bought and wrapped....haircuts are voluntary....plaits are avoided.....Santa goes hungry.....and no creeping needed....DDs take own filled stockings to bed.....open in middle of night....and go back to sleep til midday!!!
Truffles and fudge are on today's list for making.

Rachel said...

I'm much less orgnised than this. I haven't finished shopping, let alone wrapped anything. Don't even know what food needs buying for Friday. Yikes.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Oh my . . . what a long, long list!
I'm in pretty good shape. Need to address and mail xmas cards (DH was supposed to do it, but it hasn't happened yet . . . ). I'd like to get something awesome for Henry to put under the tree from Santa and a little something for Paul, but otherwise everrything is bought & wrapped.

debs14 said...

Still so much to do!
first on my list is get son home from Amsterdam. his flight is cancelled and we've had to pay more to get him on a different flight with a different airline coming into a different airport. I could do without this stress. Memo to those with young children, you don't stop worrying about them even when they are older!

Cheri said...

Your list is quite daunting. I just need to purchase apple and pumpkin pies and cider for Christmas dinner (already got everything else). Gifts and stocking stuffers are located on the same floor of the home as the tree, so once the girls go to bed, I can quickly dispatch that job. And if they stay up too late, I may make them do it themselves! (mine are all teenagers)

Clair said...

I may skip straight to the end :)

Good luck with all that my friend x

scrappyjacky said...

Sorry if I got you excited!!!! My post should of course have said 'similar to hers'!!!!!!!

Amy said...

Ok, yes ... I'm the same - better get away from here then!
Good Luck!

furrypig said...

I am so glad I am not the only one with a long list! No haircuts or dentist on mine tho' I do have to work on Christmas Eve sadly! Good luck getting thru it!

DELiciousDesignz said...

That is one big list - you seem very organised..Maybe i will pop over there for xmas!!! Things are under control here but I am trying to keep it simple this year. Merry Christmas Mel

Jennifer Rose said...

you need some real elves to help out!

Rachel Brett said...

Wow what a list Mel, We will have a mad dash christmas Eve.

JO SOWERBY said...

ok ur turning into monica and that's scarily organised!!! lol. i've got a memorised list to do and this morning have done 3, pay an important bill, finish making sweets for gifts, next is wrapping rest of presents and making christmas gift boxes.
Jo xxx

Debbie H said...

OMG, I think you don;t need to worry about haircuts!!
Good luck in ticking them off!!