Monday, December 22, 2008

Who, me? Worry? Never!

I give up. I've busted my backside every day for over a week now in an effort to get my house clean for SM's visit - but it seems I am thwarted at every turn. Either by the kids, or by myself. I spoke with SM yesterday (after spending a blissful day free of cleaning - Sunday is a day of rest, after all) and she said not to worry about it. Who, me? Worry? Never! But, though I want desperately to have my house beautified for Christmas, I realize now that it's just not going to happen. If I can make sure the bathroom, kitchen and the living/dining room are in order, I'll be happy. I have grand plans, you see. This in itself is a reason for me to step back and actually look at said plans to make sure they are feasible. I think they are, but are they? Really? Cornish game hens, Danish butter ball cookies, red cabbage (the way my Danish grandmother used to make) and a few other family traditions. I know for sure I can do the cookies. I think I can do the hens. I'm hoping I can do the cabbage. Other than that, I might need to open a can of green beans and pretend I cooked them from "scratch." I can even do stuffing (Oh...I guess they call it "dressing" in the South, which really confuses me) from a box and probably make it taste homemade. I need to get Hubby to make a sweet potato casserole. Too much work. Plus - I still have to shop for the kids and wrap presents. And, somewhere in the midst of all that hustle and bustle, I've got to drive to G'Ville, SC to pick up SM! Cripes. I'm doomed. TTFN JMS


Anonymous said...

fyi: I offered to drive.
?! when and WHO'll be shopping for that menu?! LOL. Whos house am I spending Christmas at? eh?

Marsha said...

I can't keep my house picked up either...3 of the 4 left at home are over the age of 15. My youngest is 8. I get no help...well hardly any. I have relatives come over to the house on Wednesday..I refuse to stress over it. :)