Things To Do - Tuesday
Extra washing, to catch up, with The Man bringing a suitcase of washing home with him and all DONE
Clean the bathroom DONE
Make dinner with the pumpkin in the fridge, which we all know no one will cook with while I am away DONE
Plan some meals for while I am away DONE
Write a list for The Man of children's many social engagements. Stick it on prominent place on the fridge DONE
Pay bills DONE
Buy birthday presents for parties DONE
Organise Mother's Day present for Mum DONE
Organise birthday present for sister-in-law
Go to library and find absorbing books so I can pretend I am not on a plane DONE
Finish present for cousin's new baby (will get to see lovely cousins and breathe in darling new baby goodness. Definitely a silver lining!) DONE
Make all the children try on winter uniform, as will be returning night before school starts DONE
Pick remaining apples and stew (dreaming)
Do the ironing and watch Downton Abbey DONE (still haven't caught up to the end of the season. Two episodes to go. Must do more ironing)
Mend hole in black cardi for funeral
Things to Do - Wednesday
Wrap two presents
Find that elusive present for sister-in-law? She is such a good sport. It was her birthday last month..
Make Posy clean her room (maybe that would be a lovely project for her and daddy?)
Decide what curtain sample I prefer so The Man can take them back to shop, and order them.
Pack black embroidery thread and needle so I can mend cardi at brother's house.
Hug children and husband
How about you? Do lists make you feel more in control in a stressful situation? I would panic if I didn't have it all down in black and white. And I love the feeling of crossing off items as I go. It is the nearest I ever get to feeling that I have some closure in my free ranging, amorphous days..