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28th-Nov-2004 01:21 pm
knitting sketch
'tis the weekend before we go to Paris.

1.30pm Sunday afternoon to be precise.

And I have nothing prepared. Before we leave at Dawn's crack on Wednesday, there is stuff that needs doing - because as soon as we get back, I'm off up north to visit my Mum, then away for three days with a friend. This leaves just the 17th - the big day to organise Christmas.

To Do List

1. Finish my chapters for the secret Christmas fic - at least in draft form.

2. Make Christmas cards for overseas and post those going to the land of Oz.

3. Write Christmas shopping list for France.

4. Finish cleaning/clearing the house - the upholstery-cleaner man was here on Thursday and now that the carpets and sofas are sweet and clean again, the rest of the house needs a good do.

5. Order the turkey from the local free-range farm, having not made the mistake of visiting the chicks and naming one of them this year.

6. Decide what to buy MWNN - how do you choose something for the man who has everything he needs? Think I'll change his name from Man With No Name to Man Who Has Everything He Needs. On second thoughts - nah! MWHEHN? looks like a character from a martial arts film.

Why do I fall for the hype every year? At least this year we've decided to spend a lot less money on Christmas wants presents for each other. But that shouldn't stop us celebrating the fact that we've come through another year more or less unscathed and are a darn sight better off than a lot of folk, should it? The spirit of Thanksgiving should be embraced by a lot more people, not just the Americans and Canadians.
28th-Nov-2004 02:01 pm (UTC)
Dawn's crack ?

That fills my head with some unpleasant imagery.
28th-Nov-2004 02:12 pm (UTC)
Your mind goes to places I never intended and where I'd rather not follow. ;-)

28th-Nov-2004 02:14 pm (UTC)
Very wise.

I'll be needing a post for half of Tara soon.
28th-Nov-2004 02:15 pm (UTC)
I'll set one up now. Have you finished demolishing Chapter 3 yet?
28th-Nov-2004 02:19 pm (UTC)
No. I'm sratching my head with it at the moment. I'm not sure I like the costume part and I'm thinking of a way to pull it round.
28th-Nov-2004 02:21 pm (UTC)
Let's take this to the new thread shall we? In the meantime - leave the slippers alone!
28th-Nov-2004 02:23 pm (UTC)
the slippers are my first target.
28th-Nov-2004 02:26 pm (UTC)
Did you get my revised draft? I thought I'd made it more convincing in that.
28th-Nov-2004 02:28 pm (UTC)
Um. not sure.
28th-Nov-2004 02:31 pm (UTC)
I'll send it again and flag it.
And Chapter 1 revised, just in case.

Then off for a cuppa.
28th-Nov-2004 02:33 pm (UTC)
28th-Nov-2004 05:00 pm (UTC)
Have a wonderful time!
28th-Nov-2004 08:57 pm (UTC)
Just realised, it's the anniversary of Napolean's Coronation while we're away.

The French will be more insufferably arrogant about their bloody Napoleonic Code than ever.


28th-Nov-2004 09:33 pm (UTC)
28th-Nov-2004 05:46 pm (UTC)
Enjoy your time away!

As to item number 6 - that's a tough one, but I've found the following tactic quite helpful in a similar situation: you accidentally on purpose break something they already have, and then tada!</b> give them a replacement. They're bound to be properly grateful then!
28th-Nov-2004 08:55 pm (UTC)

Daren't do it. The only breakable things he has have sentimental value too - apart from his PC and I am not buying a new PC</i>.
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