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So, what do we still have left to do? List thread!! : )

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IHeardMummyDissingParcelforce Tue 17-Dec-13 16:37:06

I need a list on here so I can refer to it and at least think about stuff when I can't move because I'm pinned down by the baby fgrin

So in the Dissing household as of today we have:

sent cards to most people on the posting list

sent parcel to my sister and SIL

wrapped quite a few presents, children/baby allowing!

bought exactly ZERO special food (I hate food shopping)

obsessed about house buying, again, which is hardly relevant to the season

and wondered about going in Currys and decided not to as it was a bit, erm, busy.

Pathetic, non?

Feel free to add your own personal To Do list and update as you go.


givemeaclue Tue 17-Dec-13 16:38:10

On line food order.
Party for 55 people

That's it!

IHeardMummyDissingParcelforce Tue 17-Dec-13 16:39:17

55 people?!


givemeaclue Tue 17-Dec-13 16:40:28

Followed by a quiet and relaxing xmas

ChristmasYoni Tue 17-Dec-13 16:43:10

Buy fresh foods and vegetables on 23rd :-)

TheBitchesOfWeestick Tue 17-Dec-13 16:44:32

Buy gift vouchers for my folks and beer for my nan's partner
Wrap presents
Make photo calendars - they won't be ready for Christmas now as I'm unlikely to get round to it tonight
Few last bits of food shopping
Pick up turkey joint on Sunday

Btw OP your username is my absolute favourite on MN right now grin Genius.

CaptainSweatPants Tue 17-Dec-13 16:45:45

Blitz the house for inlaws coming or make dh do it at the weekend

Bake mince pies or make dh do it at the weekend

Food shop or you see where I'm going with this list grin

piratecat Tue 17-Dec-13 16:49:33


i have two things i need to take back for a refund, they are things i bought for me/party clothing. I am in no hurry, but am obsessing i have to do the 40 miles round trip before Christmas. This is not helping my thought process!

I KNOW i only bought them last week and that i have plenty of time to get a refund.

Debating what day to get the veg in at the moment. I'm thinking Monday (but scared there will be no parsnips-this has happened before-small town)

I Have bought all non perishable xmas grub, over the last few weeks (budget).

Have some presents to wrap, but finished all of dd's today, from me and stocking.

Pick up two more gifts for dad, and sister.

Two cards to buy for hand delivery. (sounds rude)

Wash kitchen floor
Hoover up
Tidy up (make some space so we can eat!)


CoffeeQueen187 Tue 17-Dec-13 16:50:20

Xmas food shop

Kids Xmas clothes

Buy for the men in the family

Wrap the last of the presents

Finish buying for ds2s bday (30th dec)

Get today out of the way grin it's ds3s 1st birthday and the family are on their way for tea with us smile

piratecat Tue 17-Dec-13 16:59:27

CoffeeQueen, your are double busy!!

SPsWantsCliffInHerStocking Tue 17-Dec-13 17:01:04

Buy presents for 6 siblings, patents, stepparents, friends children

TheBitchesOfWeestick Tue 17-Dec-13 17:07:06

Oh yes, forgot clean all the floors and bathroom/kitchen. Although that is just a constant need-to-do, tbh blush

SeaDevilscanPlay Tue 17-Dec-13 17:07:43

Go and pick up the pyjamas I ordered for the children from ASDA
Get the Ice Cream Yule Log from Sainsburys
Get DD's best friends presents

CoffeeQueen187 Tue 17-Dec-13 17:23:19

Piratecat - I know grin the while of December is just utter madness in my house.

But, I love the chaos, so it's all good smile

MirandaWest Tue 17-Dec-13 17:26:18

Buy some presents
Wrap all presents
Try and find DDs letter to Father Christmas (need to do this before 1 can be properly done)
Mark a lot of exam papers
Buy DD some party shoes
Find my party shoes
Buy me some tights
Buy crackers

piratecat Tue 17-Dec-13 17:27:59

CRACKERS, thankyou.

will put on list

TheWoollybacksWife Tue 17-Dec-13 17:30:26

All presents are bought and 2 thirds are wrapped so just need to find time to do the last ones. I also need to find my Love Actually DVD as DD1 and I watch that while wrapping up. smile

Need to make a chocolate pudding for after Christmas dinner. I was going to make it and put it in the freezer but I've left it so late I may as well make it fresh on Christmas Eve. I'll lock myself in the kitchen with Carol from Kings - it'll be fine - probably

Write the Christmas cards - if I get them finished tonight then I can post 2nd class tomorrow. If not then they will have to go 1st class on Thursday

try not to finish all the chocs and booze

Fresh veg shop on Christmas Eve when I pick up the turkey.

Marzipan and ice my mum's cake - only visiting after Christmas so have got until Boxing Day to sort this.

Prep for Sunday school this weekend. I'll have to peel them off the ceiling as they will be hyped up. I love it!

Find a specific colour of t-shirt for DS to wear at his carol concert on Thursday. Pretend I am grateful that I was given precisely 24 hours notice that this was needed. angry

Meal plan for the non-turkey meals next week

feck it! drink all the Christmas booze

TheWoollybacksWife Tue 17-Dec-13 17:31:28

Oooh! Ice cream Yule log. I may have to investigate this...

TheXmasLogIn Tue 17-Dec-13 18:14:45

OK all DC's presents are wrapped, stockings are filled and both are in an easy to get hold of place on Christmas Eve, yet won't possibly be discovered beforehand.

Need to wrap everyone else's presents. Still need to buy for DM who always says don't buy me anything, but there would be hell to pay if I did buy her nothing and 2x teenage cousins (iTunes or Amazon vouchers probably) Also thanks to piratecat who reminded me I need to do the cat's stocking- DC almost get more excited about helping open this one than there own!

Have got one parcel to send for DNs who I won't be seeing over Christmas.

Put up the rest of the decorations. just the hallway and bedroom window lights to do now. Although I the elves will need to reorganise the tree decorations one night when DC are asleep.

Food delivery is coming on Friday evening. will then need to go shopping for undelivered items or those I forgot to order.

Sit through two more carol concerts that DD is singing in, luckily without having to simultaneously entertain DS.

Bake and ice cakes for 2x school Christmas parties and 1x beaver scout Christmas party. Also pre-make the dough for Christmas cookies with the After School club kids.

Also the never ending battle to try to get the house reasonably clean and tidy. won't win this one, I never do!

Must try to think about packing at some point as we go on holiday on 27th. sounded like a good idea when we booked it in the summer, now it just seems like more work.

Wow that's still a long list, doesn't ever seem to get shorter however much I do fconfused

Doshusallie Tue 17-Dec-13 18:30:55

Buy present for bil
Buy present for nephew
Do big food/booze shop
Make trifle
Make mince pies
Make nigella's jewelled Christmas cup cakes
Do clove studded oranges
Wrap above mentioned presents

Rosvita Tue 17-Dec-13 18:36:24

Just food shopping on Friday and that's it and would be doing that even if it wasn't Xmas

IHeardMummyDissingParcelforce Tue 17-Dec-13 18:37:28

You are all far more ambitious than I am.

It's quite impressive.

By the way TKMaxx had some lovely crackers in the other day - they have got wooden Nutcracker decorations inside. Hope they are as nice as they look on the box.

desperateforaholiday Tue 17-Dec-13 18:38:30

Wrap everything
Food shopping
Clean the whole house
Buy another bottle of baileys
Write and deliver Christmas cards
Make gingerbread Christmas trees

I'm stressing at the thought fshock

Rosvita Tue 17-Dec-13 18:40:39

We are eating at others Xmas eve, Xmas day and Boxing Day so don't really need any 'Xmas' food as such.but will throw in some wine for the hosts etc

piratecat Tue 17-Dec-13 18:46:23

when do think the earliest i can buy the veg. ie carrots and parsnips and pots

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