Tomorrow, people (how many I don’t fully know) are coming to my house for an early potluck Thanksgiving dinner. Being me, that meant cooking and cleaning today. And—oh.my.word—today has been crazy. You’re getting the play-by-play, simply because I want to tell someone about it.
My alarm goes off because I forgot to turn it off last night. Yay! I love being awakened at 5 a.m. on a Saturday. I am NOT getting up and toss and turn for awhile, eventually falling back asleep.
Up and ready to face the day. Eat a piece of cake for breakfast and sip some coffee. Realize I have to go pick up some prescriptions and get some groceries while I’m there, because even though I’ve been to the store three times already this week, I don’t have everything I need. SCORE, me!
Head out to the grocery store. I haven’t taken a shower or put on makeup, but I’m going and really don’t care what I look like. (I do brush my teeth and hair and put on acceptable clothing.) Here’s proof:
(Actually, that last picture comes a little later, but this helps you see full circle.)
Put clean dishes away. Reload dishwasher. Set timer for cake to bake. Basically had to climb INSIDE a cabinet to put something I don’t use very often away.
Kitchen is clean. Eat lunch, surf the Internet, contemplate watching Elizabethtown while cleaning.
Dust upstairs. Watch Elizabethtown. Make whipped cream cheese icing for cake. Ice cake.
Clean bathrooms. Vacuum. Dust some more. Do laundry. Take out trash. Take dog outside. Drink a Dr. Pepper. Get extraordinarily happy when Drew sees Claire at the second largest farmer’s market in the world. Change shirts, put on shorts. Clean floors in living room. Vacuum furniture.
Finish cleaning house. Think about putting clean dishes away, but decide to rest a minute. Sit on the couch, mindlessly flipping channels and watching a bit of a college football game. (I could take a picture of this, but it wouldn’t be pretty. I think a shower is in order before you guys see my smiling, but tired face.)
Actually, that sounds like a plan. . .
But the house is clean. The cake looks beautiful. I can’t do anything else until tomorrow. Let’s hope it all comes together!