1. Vacuum then mop the floors. Don't pick all the toys first, just to make it fun to move them around while you work.
2. Cut up five pounds of chicken breast, and start that crockpot up, full of butter chicken.
3. Make a batch of chocolate cookies, some with sprinkles (for Camille who doesn't like chocolate chips), and some with chocolate chips.
4. Start the dough for homemade naan bread to go with that butter chicken. (it's rising now)
5. Listen to Camille practice her violin, and talk to her about her school work. (She's reading the Harry Potter books again, she's almost done with the fifth one, and she started a week ago Saturday.)
6. Let the cats in, then out, then in, then out, give them cat food, then a little bit of cream when you make a coffee, let the dogs out, then in, a few more times and you're good. Feed those pups, too, then pet them A LOT.
Molly is coming over with Lydia and Ophelia in a little while, the Margaret and Adrian are coming with Wulf and Tennyson. Paul and I are babysitting the boys tonight so Marg and Adrian can go to a meeting. But first we'll all have dinner, which smells wonderful by the way.
Margaret came over yesterday with the little guys, she works from home so she worked from here for the afternoon. When she finished up, we went to return a hairbrush Camille had ordered online, which was a knock-off, and it's beyond me how this matters, but there is apparently a special hairbrush for curly hair. When the kids were all growing up, we were lucky if we could find the hairbrush, but whatever. We also went to Marshall's, where I bought some socks, and one small Christmas gift. Then, mmm, coffee, because it was Coffee Day, so it was one dollar from Simple Roast, a little local place.
I did clean out a closet yesterday, the game closet, because there's no reason, on God's green earth, for us to have the amount of games we had in that closet. Yes, we keep some games for the grandchildren, and some in case the kids to want to play in the winter, but how many versions of The Game of Life does one family need? I kept several versions of Monopoly, and of course Candyland, and some matching games, and some puzzles, but I did donate several puzzles, and lots of games. I threw some things away, and organized what was left, and wow, I like it. It does feel so fantastic to downsize things. I'm walking around the house, opening the closet doors and admiring.
Here's a fun thing: The last two bags of dog chow I've purchase, I've ordered from Walmart...it's cheap by the big bag, I don't have to lug it around the store, ect., AND, it comes in a big box, nice for playing in! Not me, ha, the grandkids! I do like getting things in the mail! Since the dog food is over $35, it's free shipping, and if there is something small you want, you can add it on, so I ordered a can organizer, to see if it really helps. If so, I'll get another few.
Am I turning into a boring old lady? hmmm.