Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Making a list, checking it twice

I know that Christmas is on Friday, but today is D-day for us. It's hard to believe that we fly out to the Chatham Islands in just a few hours for our extended family Christmas after months of planning. We each had our immediate family Christmas dinners on Sunday and Monday night, then Christmas drinks at a friend's last night. Like everybody at this time of the year, I have a list. I thought I was doing really, really well with it, but invariably things have added themselves to it, but the majority have been ticked off:

✔  14 personalised Christmas baubles as gifts for the under-9s
✔  7 packages of chocolate truffles, gingerbread cookies, and sultana slice for the aunties and uncles
✔  ingredients to make Christmas puddings out of Mallowpuffs, jaffas, spearmint leaves, and white chocolate
✔  clothes, flowers, and wedding cake for my brother's wedding on Saturday
✔  books, iPod touch, playing cards, chargers of various descriptions
✔  coffee with a friend who is in town from Germany and will be gone before we get back

And, inevitably, some things just fell off:
✖  Christmas email/Facebook message for people I didn't send Christmas cards to (ie, EVERYONE)
✖  big tidy up so we don't arrive home to a mess. Oops.

Merry Christmas, everybody! Buon natale a tutti!


Sab said...

Aren't lists the greatest?

I hope you have a great and safe trip! Merry Christmas to you and your family! :)

Donna said...

Hope you had a great trip! Merry late Christmas!