My Holiday Calendar

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cheryl Demas

by Cheryl Demas

You’ve probably seen the calendars Martha Stewart publishes. She graciously shares her schedule with us so we can all use it to help us plan our holidays. So in the same spirit, I thought I’d go back to last year’s calendar and share my schedule with you all.

November 30, 2000

Have cleared spot on deck for new outdoor deep fryer. Deep fry turkey.

December 1, 2000

Replace deck damaged in grease spill.

December 2, 2000

Address Christmas cards, add personal note to each card.

December 3, 2000

Post office too crowded–will mail cards tomorrow

December 10, 2000

Begin sewing fairytale dresses for girls to wear to The Nutcracker Ballet.

December 13, 2000

Nutcracker Ballet today-nothing to wear. Rent National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

December 15, 2000

Make homemade sequin ornaments. Remember to keep them out of reach of the dog.

December 16, 2000

Take dog to vet to remove sequin obstruction from bowels.

December 17, 2000

Prepare and serve homemade roast beef dinner.

December 18, 2000

Take husband to doctor to remove roast beef obstruction from bowels.

December 19, 2000

Bake rum balls

December 20, 2000

Finally! Success in the kitchen. Rum balls are delicious! Make more today.

December 21, 2000

Anover succeth! Loooooove rum balls!

December 22, 2000

Horrible rum ball hangover. Consider adjusting recipe-too much sugar perhaps?

December 24, 2000 – midnight

Prepare magical Christmas morning scene for children – maybe catch a little sleep first …

December 25, 2000

Overslept! Husband locks children in room while I toss presents under tree. Explain that Santa used Toys-R-Us bags as wrapping paper this year.

January 12, 2001

Find Christmas cards under car seat.

January 13, 2001

Add “sorry these are late” notes to all cards-mail.

January 14, 2001

Bake large batch of rum balls – it’s never too late to start planning for next year!

Recommended Reading:

A comic survival guide to being a parent of teenage daughters, Bruce Cameron’s book started life in 1995 as a wildly, and accidentally, successful Internet column. In short, sharply observed vignettes, he touches a middle-aged-male nerve by describing the rage and bewilderment of having little girls turn into teenage monsters, but every complaint is punctured by a self-deprecating regular-guy-in-a-mad-world irony. There are helpful hints (or rather, unhelpful ones, because Cameron admits that nothing will make any difference) for coping with the telephone, clothes, parties, car you used to own, and boyfriend you don’t want her to hang around with.

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