Saturday, December 1, 2007

Nothing but Paperwork

It's Saturday night - almost 11 PM. It's been a busy day doing nothing - I said NOTHING - but paper work. Year end is upon us and I want to have everything in order to close out quickly. Harry does our taxes. At least I don't have to do that anymore. The bright side of this coin is that I'm finally through.

Tomorrow is gathering day and I believe we'll be one couple short. The youngest son works for a local TV station and was busy filming the downtown Christmas parade today. He called late this afternoon and said that he and his wife (our little mother-to-be) might stay home tomorrow and keep their new sofa company. We'll miss them but I know they want to spend private time together. Everyone else will be here. No sounds of NASCAR to fill the family room - the season is over. It will be a good chance for the adults to just visit and watch the children play. In other words, a perfect day. I think comfort food is in order. How about broccoli cheese soup, toasted croutons, the ever present salad, lots of veggie finger foods and dips, and something sinful for dessert? Sounds like a plan to me.

Next weekend is the Man Trip. Harry and the three sons are going to Florida for their fishing trip. The lady folk will have time to do girl stuff and believe me we won't miss the opportunity. We have no plans so I'll just have to report what we did. Several days until that happens.

I just looked at the calendar and realized it's only three weeks until Christmas. Time moves faster and faster as the years roll by. Today we're raking leaves and tomorrow we're planting flowers. Is that a sign of aging? I think so.

It's time for me to turn into a pumpkin so I better wish you all lots of happiness and joy before the clock strikes. I know it's not midnight but my clock strikes early.


Jamie said...

My gosh Mary, those plans sound heavenly! You are right, Christmas is coming right up---I keep wondering how I will get it all done...and yet, I will. You have a great holiday season, it sounds like you have it all under control! I am envious of your order and organization, once upon a time, not too long ago, I was that way, and will be again, but in the meantime, I swear the lack of it is killing me! :)

Cheryl said...

Funny how you can be so busy doing nothing. Paperwork is one of those things that you don't think should take time, but does. Every year I say I'm going to be so organized with my papers, but I'm not. I haven't found the 'right' system yet.

I'm sure you'll enjoy your single status for a change of pace while the men are gone.

have a great Sunday.

SOUL said...

food. fishing. family, and sleep.
geesh.... my favorite things in the world!!!!!

josie2shoes said...

It is funny how time goes so much faster these years. Remember being a child and it seemed to take forever for Christmas or summer to arrive?

Michelle said...

Christmas creeped up on me this year. All the sudden I am like, OH WOW, It's December! :0 I did get some Christmas shopping in this weekend.
Your gatherings always sound so inviting!!! The people in your life are very lucky to have you, who spoils them with yummy food and good times together.