Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Home for the Holidays

This year, we're driving down to New Orleans to stay with my parents for the holidays. Christmas and Hanukkah coincide this year, interestingly -- or at least the first day of Hanukkah coincides with Christmas. I'll be hauling bags of presents with us, is what this means, mostly.

Also, I have to remember to do about six billion things. So far I've reserved the rental car (our car being unreliable), reserved a space for the dog (we have to board him, though the cats will stay here and be looked in on by a friend), bought presents, and plotted our route.

Still to do:

  • Stop the mail
  • Clean the house (so I don't shock the guy coming to check on the cats, and because I hate coming home to a filthy house)
  • Do laundry 
  • Wrap presents
  • Pack everything, including Menorah and candles, Dreidel & gelt
  • Remember to take along meds for everyone
  • Especially Xanax
  • Remember to take along chargers for everyone's electronics
  • Get key to cat-sitter
  • Find some books on tape everyone will listen to happily (HAHAHA)
  • ??? I know I'm forgetting about eleven things


Bardiac said...

I, too, tend to clean before I leave. There's something so nice about coming home to a clean house!

Wishing you happy holidays, safe travels, and a wonderful visit!

delagar said...

Thanks! Do you have holiday plans?

Bardiac said...

I do! I'm going to visit my brother, and play a duet with my niece (who's studying Clarinet at college, while I've just started violin) and have fun!

delagar said...

Oh, that sounds lovely!