That website is just about finished up. It has taken me 12.5 hours. I’ve quite enjoyed it. I worked for about five hours yesterday, but I also took some time to enjoy the day, and I got cookies into the freezer.

It’s garage week on the HGP, and I find it unlikely that I’m going to clean the garage. Here’s the rest of the list:

  • Make one batch of Holiday Goodies.
  • Make one extra meal for freezer again labeled HOLIDAY MEAL.
  • Buy two canned food items from menus (get 2 of each item, one to use and one to donate to food drive).
  • Buy 1/8th of TO BUY gifts. Save all receipts, note return policy before buying. Ask for gift boxes.
  • Wrap and label packages. If needing to ship, get some shipping boxes now and store packages in them.
  • Work at least 1 hour a day on homemade gifts.
  • Review and revise menus and other plans.
  • Plan table setting
  • Plan centerpiece, make as much as possible now (or order it from florist).
  • Reserve any items needed to be borrowed or rented.
  • Get everyone’s holiday clothes purchased/cleaned/pressed.

I’ve done some Christmas shopping, actually, and I’ve done a bit of thinking about Thanksgiving. The table setting, at least. My parents bring turkey and dressing, and I think I’ll make mashed potatoes, rice, sweet potato casserole, corn, squash casserole, cranberry sauce, spinach salad, and pecan, apple, and chocolate pies.

I could make the bread shown in the video on this page, or I could just do a normal sort of bread. Sometimes I even use hot roll mix from the local grist mill. #1 son and I are thinking about going out there today, and I could pick some up.

First I must sing “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” in church. This is the hymn I have chosen for my funeral, by the way. Here is a peculiar YouTube, with the camera firmly on the back of the organist as the organist’s sleeve occasionally enters the frame.

I had better get ready and warm up, I guess.