Working Wednesday: Haul Out That Holly

So it is now Winter Solstice Holiday of Your Choice Season.  Whatcha doing?

10 thoughts on “Working Wednesday: Haul Out That Holly

  1. Susanne says:

    I’m continuing my major goal of cleaning every drawer, cupboard and closet before the end of December. And on Wednesday I go for something big — like window cleaning.

    Here’s the thing about doing a little every day — yes, it gets done, but it’s not that dramatic look that you get when you spend an entire weekend deep cleaning and organizing. But I believe that incremental steps got the pyramids built, so there’s that.

  2. I’m filling in the gap caused by the authors delaying my edit’s return by two weeks with proof-reading: a sensation novel from the 1890s called ‘The Beetle’ (bigger than ‘Dracula’ at the time, apparently), and have just agreed to do another alongside – looks like landscape history (my passion) by an archaeologist I like. It’s incredibly rare to work on a book I might read for pleasure – so should be a pre-Christmas treat.

    In the afternoons I’m sorting stuff for the new house: plan to go and choose the kitchen units and worktop today.

  3. Jessie says:

    My part in the kitchen remodel is finished for now. There is wall painting that needs doing as soon as I get the go ahead but I have to wait on my husband for that. So I am moving back to refinishing upstairs woodwork and doors. Also this week I will make the wreath for the front window. Maybe if the rain hold off, I will do it today. The greenery needs to be cut and it’s life threatening to have to do it on the slick, clayey hillside that is my backyard.

  4. I’m juggling writing, crochet, and cleaning as always, with some extra focus on cleaning since Krissie will be here some time next week. I also have some cooking to do–freezer meals, pumpkin custard, cake box cookies–but the big focus is getting through Act Three and throwing out most of the stuff in this house. Big plans.

  5. Sharon Bates says:

    Have Christmas cookies to bake-need about 80 dozen so I will bake all day, every day until done. Also need to decorate but find that I do less every year. Now just do 2 rooms- dining room and living room and throw a wreath on the door.
    Our grand daughter wants clothes for her doll so I will be getting frustrated and ‘squinty’ eyed next week!

  6. Susanne says:

    Go Jenny go! There’s something therapeutic in culling that stuff. I figure by the end of December I’ll be normal again 🙂

  7. JenniferNennifer says:

    Dragged the phony tree upstairs yesterday and got the lights on. Ornaments to follow. I don’t remember when this activity stopped being actively fun and became a task, but I do like it up, so still worth doing.

    My dearest B-I-L gave me a remote controlled outdoor timer for my path and around the window lights. This has made me VERY happy. I can point that sucker right out the window, and click – ON. later on, click – OFF. Doesn’t get much better than that!

  8. Carol says:

    I bought some new fall/winter/holiday clothes (could not resist the velvet!) so now have to get rid of at least an equal number of items. I try to follow (but don’t always succeed) the one-in-one-out rule. Need to start the Christmas decorating. I don’t think we’re getting a tree – we’ll be gone for 5 days at Christmas itself and it would be too tempting for the cats, even with the cat sitter popping in and out. But I have a host of non-tree decor to display.

  9. Jessie says:

    It probably is 1,000 cookies. The 940 cookies needed for the 80 dozen, then another 60 cookies in broken cookies and one the family snarfs down as Sharon is making all of them.

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