The Official Holiday Grand Plan started on August 31. In order to accommodate the Advent season I have started earlier, and I hope to have everything in order and ready for a calm and spiritual Advent season.
This week the I am focusing on the Kitchen. This is totally out of order, but I really need to back up to the kitchen and do a good turn through it and take inventory for the Christmas cooking.
Last Week’s follow up: I will have the checklist for sorting up soon, God willing. I bought four new Christmas children’s books for the book basket.
Week Twelve: Cleaning: The Official Holiday Grand Plan has the kitchen listed on week six. I like having it closer to the Holidays. My goals in the kitchen are to do a good clean out of the fridge and freezer, cull the baking supplies, check the pantry and make a final shopping list for the items I will need for the holiday baking. Don’t forget the cleaning list for the Kitchen.
Preparing for the Holidays: This weekend is the weekend we are making sure the lights work. I bought my Advent candles already. Cards should be ready to go by the end of next week.
Planning: The Offical Grand Plan has recommendations for this week. My list is a little different since we started a couple weeks earlier.
Gifts: I need to make a trip to get some fabric for the boys. This week I want to get one good shopping trip in.
Cards: Still working on my cross stitch cards. I need to check labels for mailing.
Parties: This week I am doing the first plans for our Christmas eve shin-dig.
Menus: The menu for Christmas eve and what we are bringing to Thanksgiving.
Decorating: Got those Advent Candles, plan for crafts that will be decorations. The thanks giving goodies go up this weekend.
Baking: I need to get anything that I don’t have after going through the kitchen.
Devotionals: I picked up some items for Advent devotionals/crafts. Later today or tomorrow I will have my Advent page up with our devotionals.
Traditions: We have new books. I am looking through to decide which night we would like to go to the Grotto and Zoo lights. We have a couple parties booked. St Nicholas day celebrations. Lot’s of things starting to show up on the calendar.