Dec 21, 2009 | The Joys of Pregnancy | 13 comments

-Clean house top to bottom

-Set table
-Find enough silverware!!! (Yeah right, wonder if guests would mind my chic, super tarnished antique silver?)
-Call neighbor for card table
-Get haircut/manicure
-Finish zipper and arms of Amélie’s dress
-Stocking stuffers for kids?
-Make sure Joel donates truck cap by end of the year!!! Crack whip!
-Make Aidan’s bed
-Wash Amélie’s bedding
-Fold laundry … oh could I?
-Make Cinnamon rolls – freeze
-Make Egg Bake – refrigerate
-Set up buffet area
-Wash all baby gizmo stuff – bouncy seat, swing cushion, etc.
-Finish Amélie’s birthday banner – try to swear about broken buttonholer!
-Finish draft of Christmas letter/blog – pray for inspiration.
-Set out ball jar votives
-Organize creative room
-Remove toe nail polish…somehow! (Carefully stretch out first!)
-Start Strep B vitamins/routine for test on Wednesday
-One more trip to the attic (buy one more tub)
-Apologize to bloggers about having no time for “Gift Wrapping Post” maybe next year
-Buy two plastic shower curtains for birth
-Call Aunt Ruth and ask what to bring Saturday
-Wrap Joel’s present
-Dream of a big glass of wine.
-Enjoy a one ounce glass of wine.
It is amazing with all that has been accomplished in the last three weeks that this is still the size of my list!
Between a 15 person birthday brunch, Christmas the next day and a birth that could, in theory come at any moment in the next three weeks … and the toe nails that I can hardly reach to remove the once cool, almost black polish … well, I am trying to breathe, not freak out and enjoy this time. Hubby will be gone literally every waking moment until Christmas Eve morning so I am on my own … Lord, please don’t bring this baby this week, and please let me feel those first signs when Joel is HOME! (New readers, two years ago baby girl came Christmas Eve in 38 minutes).
Think I can pull this off? Only by the Grace of God. Speaking of God, in this “attack mode” that I am in, I sure don’t want to be negligent of remembering His Son.
Prayers appreciated.
OK, I am getting somewhere. Cleaned like a nut yesterday and Mom came today and she put a hurting on the first floor while I did things like errands, wiping baseboards, cleaning photo frames and whatever else I could find. THANK YOU MOM! Lugging that vacuum around exhausts me and I can’t reach across the counters as fast as she can with this belly. (Mo”m even made the cutest curtains for our new “schoolbarn”!!!)
Tomorrow will be spent in the kitchen, tonight is for folding a few loads of laundry and assembling the cake that I thankfully made the other day…whoohoo! It’s coming together!!!
I hope the rest of you are D-O-N-E and sipping Champagne while you start at your lovely Christmas trees.


  1. Anne Marie

    and prayers you will get…..from me and all of us when we pray our family rosary together each night….and your list looks a mile long – literally – but I know you can do it – delegate your time –

  2. Victoria

    Here I thought I had things to do… but it’s all fun stuff, like making dessert for Christmas eve and finding last-minute gifts. I will have the time today- I will pray for your sanity to remain intact while you ENJOY A’s bday brunch.
    The dress looks AWESOME btw. Can I see her in it the next day? 🙂 I don’t think she’ll mind putting it back on, do you?

    ps. my word verify was “verypin;” is the dress still verypinned, or is it done?

  3. My Vintage Modern Farmhouse...

    Ah yes, it sounds like you are in the nesting mode and you will get it all done. I remember my best bursts of energy came right before giving birth. God Bless!


  4. Farmgirl Cyn

    Hokey Toot! You best be believin’ for that final burst of energy!!! YIKES! I don’t think if I had a month I could get all of that done! (I’m also nearly twice your age and workin’ with 2 bum knees….!)
    Wishing I could be a little mouse in the corner, watching all the Christmas Eve brunch festivities!

  5. Cathy

    WOW!!! It looks like you have your hands full!!! My prayers are headed your way!!!

    I hope you and your precious family have a wonderful Christmas!!! Happy Birthday Jesus!!!


  6. Bonjour Madame

    I wish I could help. That’s an awfully long list. I think you will be able to do it and many prayers will be sent your way.

  7. My Grama's Soul

    Hey friend, just thought I would stop by and say hi!

    After reading your cute post, I think you should ask for a massage or two for Christmas. What do you think?

    Blessings to you and your family,


  8. Bonnie

    All that and you had time to make a fabulous post? LOL YOU ARE SUPER-WOMAN!!! I’m swamped and I don’t even have kids or a husband… maybe thats why… I need a MR and some helper elves! Everything you are doing will shine bright in your memories for you truly have it all! Merry Christmas my dear blogging friend!

  9. cityfarmer

    my pleasure being there today … it wil make January alot easier for bofe’us!

  10. Musings From A French Cottage

    Whewww! I thought my list was long!! I love the “remove nail polish – somehow.” I can relate – 9 weeks to go! My prayers are with you for stress free completion of your list and for a blessed, peaceful Merry Christmas!

    God Bless and Joyeux Noel!

  11. Corinne.

    Je vous souhaite à toi et tes proches de passer de très bonnes fêtes de fin d’année !!
    Je t’embrasse

    Joyeux Noël !!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Anonymous

    Bless your inherited energy and heart! Those lists you make are genetic–SO much to do in so little time….
    I was gifted with a preview of the curtains and I LOVED them! That new little sewing machine is getting a workout.
    I know you’ve done this before, but I also found those blue absorbent chucks (hospital chucks?) to be very handy during and after birth.
    Know that you and your family are bubbled in prayer.
    A joyous and blessed Christmas to you!
    annie grosvenor


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