It's almost 4:00 p.m. and my to-do list is seriously daunting. I've already been to the orthodontist today and taken the kiddos to lunch at First Watch (our fave!!!)...and then I rushed home to quickly pick up the house, make the beds and get the fire revived. I've made another batch of Reindeer Munchies and a batch of Peanut Blossoms (they're in the oven right now). I still have to roll out the sugar cookies and bake them, get my turkey in the brine, and make 2 pans of make-ahead mashed potatoes a la The Pioneer Woman. Yep, I'm certainly on my way, but...
I still need to clean my bathrooms. Anytime you're having company, your bathrooms HAVE to be cleaned.
I need to find some clothes, toys, and shoes for a family who lost everything to a fire this past week. These items need to be donated by tomorrow, so I've got to pull down those tubs and find some things tonight!
As I said before, I need to get the mashed potatoes made and in the fridge, as well as get the turkey into the brine.
And of course, I have to make dinner yet! Sounds like it might be a good night for leftovers or chicken from Der Dutchman! :)
Luckily, I already have all of my gifts bought and wrapped. The decorating is finished, the tree looks gorgeous, and my baking is almost complete. Looking for that silver lining... :)
Only 3 more sleeps 'til Christmas! Are YOU ready?!?!
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