Monday, November 26, 2007

Things "In The Works"

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and I have to say that I have not reached all of the goals that I wanted to - but have at least begun each task. So, here is an update of things that need to be accomplished, but are still in the "works":

1. Baby Announcements - I need to decide how the inside is going to look and then do it!

2. Christmas/New Year's newsletter - most of this is done. The only sections that need to be completed are Dawson's and the Baby's (which will have to wait anyway!). I also need to decide if I will put any photos in with it and if there is anything else that I want to add to it.

3. Christmas decorating - well, my wonderful husband brought the tree up from the basement, but we have not set it up yet. We have been a little busy with other things this weekend. Well, he has been more busy than me! (see #4)

4. Brady's big boy room - prepping and painting the room has begun! My wonderful mom volunteered to help us get started and to help with the edging (or cutting - whatever you call it). So, mom and I went to Home Depot, Lowes, and Sherwin Williams (they have the EZ mask tape that we wanted) to gather supplies, and she and Dawson started on Saturday. So, the ceiling has a fresh coat of paint on it and the whole room is now primed. Mom even came back this morning to get some of the tape off that was stubborn and to do some touch up in that spot - she is amazing and a godsend to us! We have looked at the color swatches and are getting ready to chose the color of the room. So, hopefully, this room will be put together in the next two weeks, and then we can move Brady into it! Then, we will be moving on to the Baby's room!

So, things are started and going in a forward motion! I am very happy about that.

There are so many things that I need to be working on, but I think that I need to focus on doing some cooking - I have a list of things that I want to make in the next day or two that includes: turkey soup (we already have the stock, so this should be easy!), colcannon, potato leek soup (maybe), spinach squares (or something with spinach) and chocolate cream pie (for my hunny and anyone else that would like a slice, b/c I am not a huge fan of it. I have 3 egg yolks that need to be used, so I figured that I could make him a little treat! So, the announcements will have to wait another day or two so that I can cook and not "loose" some of the veggies that we have to the garbage!

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