- Fix downstairs commode (parts already purchased).
- Fix kitchen chair that you broke with your toe, for pity's sake (need wood glue, twine, brown paper).
- Refinish craft room chairs (supplies hiding in craft room).
- Compose and distribute Thanksgiving menu (consult your shiny new copy of The Joy of Cooking).
- Test some recipes for Thanksgiving (use up that frozen turkey breast that's been hanging around for a year; try the apricot whosit you want to make for Dad because he can't eat cranberries. Need cumin).
- Shampoo sofa and "freecycled" recliner (rent upholstery cleaner).
- Either shampoo or replace living room rug (Resolve and a long-handled scrub brush might do for this year. But really, it should be replaced with something that looks more like an area rug and less like the jagged-edged remnant it is. Something that isn't packing-taped down in the doorways by the previous owners might spruce the room up a bit, you know?).
- Rearrange furniture in living room (because now you have some, and it's all huddled together in one corner like a group of people sharing an umbrella. In other words, get rid of the boxes!).
- Is there time to sort out and arrange the craft room? (Probably, but what does this have to do with Thanksgiving?)
- Fix cracked, spackled bit under window (need spackling tape).
- Buy a new roasting pan & rack (preferably one where the finish from the rack doesn't rub off on the food. Gross. And possibly dangerous).
Friday, August 13, 2010
Because it's never too early to stress out about Thanksgiving
I just spent part of my lunch break writing a preliminary to-do list of things I need to get done before Thanksgiving, complete with parenthesized notes and commentary: