I got up early this morning. I was awake, so might as well. Had a nice warm mug of tomato soup. (Hey, that wasn't mentioned in the menu! Actually it was - leftovers.) I love tomato soup for breakfast, in a mug, with oyster crackers - perfect on a cold morning.
So, I was just sitting here, chillaxin', sipping my soup, reading the interwebs when little thoughts started to cross my mind...
...Little Bit will want to go sledding today...I should add 'fold laundry' to the list...I didn't dust that light fixture yesterday...Farmer J and her husband will be here a week from today...
what What WHAT? A WEEK? Farmer J and her husband will be here in a WEEK?
Farmer J is my twin sister. We've declared it! We just, er - haven't met in person yet. We have, however, like many of you, met, and shared our life stories (and our lives) over the interwebs. It all starts with some little common thing on a message board, then a private message...an email....a card in the mail....then *gasp!* a phone call - to and from a total stranger, who just happens to be your twin sister. Before you know it, you have a stack of stuff you've been gathering and setting aside for said twin sister, and she's coming by the house, with her husband, to get her stuff and have lunch.
The interwebs are a weird, wonderful thing, aren't they?
In honor of this little corner of the web's name, here are
Ten Things I need to do before next Tuesday.
One Do not panic. Seriously - panicking takes up a whole lot of time, and I ain't got that.
Two Mow the back yard, have the property landscaped, and research/purchase/install about an acre of sod around the house. Alternately, pray that it snows - only in my yard - to cover up what a mess it really is. (I don't want to wish them bad traveling weather, after all!)
Three Figure out what to make for lunch. They are just passing through, so it needs to be simple, light, tasty. On my side, it needs to be simple, light, tasty and something that always turns out right. I will have to overcome the urge to make ... THANKSGIVING DINNER. Seriously - I need to just calm down.
Four Dust that light fixture. Hey, that sounds do-able!
Five Finish cleaning out the basement clutter. If I start right now, and take care of 1,487 items per hour, without sleep, until they get here, I can probably pull it off (unless they arrive early). My other option is to install a deadbolt on the basement door and pretend like we built the house on a concrete slab.
Six Think of a way to explain why there are window wells (and a walkout) when we built the house on a concrete slab. Alternately, pray for enough snow (only in my yard, mind you) to fill up the window wells and the walkout.
Seven Bring all the stuff I've gathered for Farmer J (and her husband) upstairs, since we built the house on a concrete slab.
Eight Decide on a dessert - very likely pie. Pie is always good for a formal (anything fancier than peanut butter and jelly wrapped in a paper napkin) lunch. Apple? Cherry? Not pumpkin - that's too much like THANKSGIVING DINNER. Peach? Lemon? Raisin? Buttermilk? Why are there so many choices?
Nine Lose sixty pounds. I'd probably burn it off cleaning out the basement...but we built the house on a concrete slab. Oh well.
Ten Groom the hens, groom the cat, groom Little Bit and....get a complete makeover. Hello, Oprah? Ellen? Tyra? Bonnie Hunt? Anyone?