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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.


BooToYouToo Tue 17-Dec-13 18:46:28

TheXmasLogIn - you'll love it when you get there, I'm sure. Am always in awe of anyone who goes away at Christmas or as soon as the children break up as the last few weeks of Summer & Autumn terms are so manic.

Need to cut some Dogwood and decorate with baubles. Also collect random bits of greenery from the garden and layer on the mantelpiece. Always looks better in my head than real life!

Bake a birthday cake on Christmas Eve for DD's Boxing Day birthday. Luckily she wants lemon cake this year so should be quick to make.

Enter the hell that is the sorting office to collect a parcel I missed today.

piratecat Tue 17-Dec-13 18:47:48

desperate, i leave my bottle of Baileys in the car boot each year. to save me from myself.

this year i locked it in the shed!

littlemisssarcastic Tue 17-Dec-13 18:48:51

Wrap presents
Buy Christmas food,
Write and post cards,
Clean house,
Hide presents after wrapping,
Find a Santa Hat,
Take DD to see Santa,
Get through to someone, anyone, at The Entertainer.

desperateforaholiday Tue 17-Dec-13 18:51:54

Ive already drank one bottle blush , I'm gutted this year as I haven't been able to get the hazelnut one

MincedMuffPies Tue 17-Dec-13 18:53:16

I'm almost done.

All presents are bought and wrapped apart from the fruit bowls of naice fruit I'm giving to my auntie and dm.

The only thing I have to do is blitz house before the dc break up pick up two twitch presents, and make some mince pies and other Christmas baking.

I can't wait to get all the treat food out this weekend!

Banffy Tue 17-Dec-13 19:11:17

Pack for a mini break and go on said mini break (Fri-Sun)

Make a gazillion mince pies, cupcakes and other food bits when we get back (Mon/Tues)

Pack for holiday (new years day)

Tidy house

Deliver presents

I've done everything else.

livingincloggyland Tue 17-Dec-13 19:15:44

Buy fresh food when I pick up the turkey on Christmas Eve,
Marzipan and ice the cake,
Post the last few cards,
Buy something to wear,
Organise drinks and nibbles for our Christmas party Friday night (seemed like a good idea at the time!)
Get the spare room ready for visitors

Thinks that's all ..............

Aintnobodylovesnanbetter Tue 17-Dec-13 19:48:46

Food shop
Wrap presents
Clean house
Do some baking with dd
Find motivation to do all of the above.not feeling in the christmas spirit at all.

Pollywallywinkles Tue 17-Dec-13 19:59:34

Fresh food shop
Hand deliver a few cards
Clean house

CremeEggThief Tue 17-Dec-13 20:30:24

Food shop and clean and tidy house, on the 22nd and 23rd. All cards and wrapping and done and posted smile.

Dawndonnaagain Tue 17-Dec-13 20:32:06

Shop for fresh veg, everything else done.
Finish the wrapping.
Write and hand deliver the local cards.
That's it, I hope!

Dontletthemgetyoudown Tue 17-Dec-13 20:39:00

Wrap a few more presents for the dd's that are stashed in my office at work.
Top to bottom house clean and tidy
Beds stripped and made
(Both planned for this weekend)
Bottle bank run
Weekly food shop. We're going to my parents so only need a few extra bits for at home for the evenings couple of nice cheeses pickles chips n dips and tin of roses, otherwise it's a normal food shop.

honeybeeridiculous Tue 17-Dec-13 21:14:50

Wrap rest of presents
Buy salad stuff and cream
Tidy house hmm there's dust everywhere!
Work a couple of night shiftssad

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 18-Dec-13 00:32:08

food shop (non perishables)
Wrap presents
Buy DS a Christmas Jumper

Loads of washing/tidying but that's not just for Christmas fconfused

Make marzipan for cake and apply it (Ice cake on Thursday)

Make carrot cake

Go to DD school ( Dance)

Friday: DC have a half day

Try to tidy (especially DS room)
Get the evil eye from DS for the rest of the day as he hides away with his X-Box

Might try to sneak off to Lakeside in the evening for a last minute Twitch.

Saturday - taking DC to London

I need to fit in last minute shopping for veg and fresh food (maybe Monday)

Buy and hide DH beer ( fgrin )

Christmas Eve - DD ging to cinema.
Then we do the Christmas Eve Hampers

ZombieSquirrel Wed 18-Dec-13 00:33:34

- Post cards (all cards written and in envelopes, posting tomorrow first thing, have posted long distance cards already)

- Wrap all presents (am wrapping them on Saturday when DC are with dad)

- Clean house completely.

- Bake some biscuits.

50shadesofknackered Wed 18-Dec-13 07:58:34

Wrap all the presents
Clean house (already deep cleaned, now just trying to keep it clean, I'll give it another good blitz on Sunday afternoon/Monday morning)
Food shopping on Saturday night.
Buy fresh food and any bits I missed on Christmas Eve (vvvvvv early)
Go to mum's Christmas Eve morning.
Go to town this afternoon or tomorrow (twitching)
Baking with dc's Christmas Eve afternoon (mince pies for Father Christmas)
Inbetween all that I have to work a long day, 2 lates and an early fsad

50shadesofknackered Wed 18-Dec-13 08:00:24

Btw, my house isn't a filthy pit, I just stress about it being really really clean and tidy over christmas fconfused

DeathMetalMum Wed 18-Dec-13 08:14:46

Finish wrapping, write about 15-20 cards. Finish grocery order to be delivered on tomorrow (forgot to book a delivery slot early enough). Dp has to build dd's present on xmas eve!

newpup Wed 18-Dec-13 08:52:08

Have not done any wrapping yet.
order croissants from local bakery to pick up Xmas Eve
Buy veg and fresh stuff
Ice cake
Make mince pies

PaschasDanglyReindeerBaubles Wed 18-Dec-13 09:03:48

Post present today (been in my bag since the weekend)
Write some christmas cards or get DH to do them since I don't like them anyway
Think of something small to get one brother
Change online shopping to actual food rather than 4 bottles of single malt.

pinkandsparklytoo Wed 18-Dec-13 09:11:12

Marzipan and ice Christmas cake.
Make sausage rolls.
Make mince pies.
Make gingerbread house with the boys.
Deliver Christmas cards.
Find the blu tack to stick my cards up with.
Christmas food shopping.
Make caramel shortbread for DH if I get a chance.
Wrap the boys presents.
Various Christmas activities I had planned to do and haven't bothered yet.

CloserLook Wed 18-Dec-13 09:25:03

Finish wrapping the presents (nearly done)
Check the stockings and Christmas Eve box
Write and deliver the neighbour's Christmas cards
Make Christmas biscuits with DS
Food shop (online order for 23rd and maybe a shop Christmas Eve)
Get a few more bits for DP and remind him to get mine
Sort out clothes for Christmas Day

MabliD Wed 18-Dec-13 09:38:09

Vegetable and booze shop
Deliver local cards/presents

Easy! Oh... wait...

Empty of junk and decorate dining room so we don't have to eat Christmas dinner from our laps.

That is looking like more of an issue.

ICanSeeTheSeaFromHere Wed 18-Dec-13 09:41:54

*Buy DS1 a shirt for his Christmas party (tomorrow).
*Prep roast potatoes, parsnips and carrots to freeze.
*Write list for final food shop - then do final food shop on Monday.
*Organise kitchen (currently full of random boxed goodies).
*Wrap remaining gifts.
*Buy DH aftershave.
*Write and post remaining cards.
*Do general housework.
*Book table for Christmas eve dinner.
*Drop off gifts to friends and family.
*Decide on table dressing.

Too much!!!

LieborCookin Wed 18-Dec-13 09:43:48

Buy veg, potatoes, parsnips and frozen brocoli.

Buy icecream



dressing for packages, bows and so on

choclates for stocking ( brought loads already and eaten it all )

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