the third week of November

Feeling hopeful this week, babies.

Talking to myself while I’m planning and letting you eavesdrop on the conversation, here is the week I hope to have:

11.13.22 – 11.19.22

  • 13th – Colts football game Gee. Any news this past week? Anything out of the ordinary happen?
  • 16th – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Greatest Hits (1993)
  • 17th – The Little Mermaid (1989)

First things first …

  • What is essential?
  • What should I reschedule or omit?
  • What do I need help with?
  • What can I delegate?
  • Where can I cut corners or compromise? The goal is to take care of my home and family without running myself into the ground.
The Big List for this week.
One thing at a time, we can do this.

To Do / Enjoy / Remember:

  • CATCH UP WEEK: anything from the last few weeks I need to catch up with?
  • Begin forcing paperwhites
  • Polish silver trays
  • Rake leaves, yard work
  • Assemble a Winter car kit
  • Deep clean the oven
  • Clean behind the stove
  • Clean behind the fridge
  • Purchase an extra pumpkin pie (my son’s favorite) to have the weekend after Thanksgiving
  • Deep clean the dining room Our dining room doubles as our homeschool area and right now it’s out of control. Yikes, babies. Super yikes.
  • Tidy storage areas:
    • Closet under the stairs
    • Pantry
    • Garage
    • Linen closet
    • Guest coat closet
  • If hosting Thanksgiving:
    • “set the stage” for serving
    • set the meal plan
    • map the cooking timeline
  • If traveling:
    • confirm travel plans/vehicle rental/lodging
    • confirm pet boarding
    • start packing suitcases
  • Plan the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving meal
  • Come up with a Black Friday sales plan
  • Come up with a Small Business Saturday plan
  • Come up with a Cyber Monday sales plan
    • I think my plan for all three big holiday sales days might be to ignore them unless there’s a deal for something specific on my list. Our budget is tight and I cannot risk being influenced to spend more than our planned amount.
  • Change the letterboard
  • Update Roku screen saver – I use family photos
  • Write down the kids’ December sports and club schedules
    • Any holiday events to make note of?
Look, another peek at the nerdiest thing I’ve done.

I plan to put up my feet and knit along to …

  • The Frasier Thanksgiving episodes
  • Holiday Baking Championship
  • Christmas Cookie Challenge
  • Gingerbread Showdown
  • The Santa Clauses

This is a good time of year to bookmark the Christmas TV Schedule site.

My main influences:

Be brave. Be kind. Keep going. I’m so proud of us!