Friday, November 27, 2009

Recovering From Thanksgiving Fun


Pacifica "Russian Fir" Candle - What I'm burning in my living room today.

If you're reading this, you probably aren't traveling today. Are you back home? Are your guests gone, or staying for the whole weekend?

I'm very, very glad I spent so much time earlier this month getting my guest room and home ready for company.

After my guests leave tonight, and after my work is done, I will have a little bit of time for myself. Time to relax by the fire, wrapping gifts perhaps, catching up with my catalogs and magazines, and getting little projects out of the way. Leftovers to be eaten, extra exercise to make room for in my schedule, holiday letters to be written.

QUICK THINGS TO DO TODAY:

- Shovel sidewalk if applicable/needed. You're exercising and working off those Thanksgiving calories, too!

- What did you use up yesterday, or notice you were out of? Add to your shopping list.

- Need to launder your kitchen towels? We went through a lot yesterday!

- Did you call all your relatives yesterday to say Happy Thanksgiving? If not, be sure to make some catchup calls today.

- Maintenance cleaning: One refrigerator shelf or drawer, or two door shelves.

- Write a thank-you note to your Thanksgiving hosts, if applicable.

- Clean up kitchen if you cooked yesterday and didn't clean up thoroughly last night.

TODAY'S PROJECT: Winter Car Emergency Preparedness

If you live in an area where you can have bad winter weather, do you have a blanket in your car? An extra coat, at all times, in case you run out of your house without one on? (I sometimes do that when I have a warm sweater and it's "only" 45 degrees. I feel warm without a coat, until I leave the car to go into a store and realize how cold it really is!)

Do you have a pair of gloves in the trunk, and boots? Do you have an ice scraper, first aid kit, flashlight, matches? Do you leave home with a full tank of gas? Do you have your cell phone with you, charged, at all times? Do you have a $20 (or more) in the car, and some change, for emergencies? (Picking up a snack at a gas station while you are waiting for a tow truck, making phone calls from a pay phone, etc?)

Do you have a bottle of water or two, and some granola bars or other easy-to-transport snacks?

Also, do you keep a pen and notepad in your car at all times? Fingernail clippers, hand lotion, breath mints?

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