A Mothers Ramblings: It was three months until Christmas two days ago...Week Five of The Holiday Grand Plan!

Sunday, 27 September 2009

It was three months until Christmas two days ago...Week Five of The Holiday Grand Plan!

Top Ender and Baby Boy beside a Christmas Tree at the Shopping Centre Display

Today is the start of Week Five and The Master Bathroom and boy am I glad! I ended up not doing anything in my bedroom this week as I just didn't know where to start. Not an excuse I know, but if you could of seen it you would understand...

Anyway today it was fairly warm out and Daddy didn't want to go for another walk in the heat and so he said;

"Why don't we sort out our bedroom together?"

Normally I would get defensive about this (its my junk causing the mess) but instead I was so glad to have the help! We got rid of four bags of rubbish, put five bags of clothes in the loft (for the next baby) and I had a good cry when I found material I had brought to make my Gran a new blanket to replace the one I made two years before that.

My Gran holding Baby Boy whilst wrapped up in her blanketAs we only have one bathroom and it is tiny (only 6ft square!) cleaning it is a breeze and doing the tasks that are planned this week are simple for me as I have to keep them small as they are stored in other areas of the home! Santa Loo Roll!
How cool is this toilet paper?

The tasks associated with this week are;
*Go through the medicine chest.
*Check your first aid supplies. Find a printable first-aid checklist here.
*Look at the towels and replace as needed.
*Clean off handles, knobs, light switches. Does anything need replacing?
*Does the bathroom mat need to be replaced?
*Clean from high to low. Clean the windowsill and wash any knickknacks.
*Clean the entire bowl. Spray with a good disinfectant.
*Scour sinks and bathtubs, and showers.
*Does the shower curtain need replacing? Is it really moldy?
*Wash out the wastebasket and let it sanitize.
*Get the baseboards and wipe them down, spray the tile with a good tile cleaner

The Christmas things to do this week that I will do are as follows;
*Make one batch of Holiday Goodies.
*Make one extra meal for freezer again labeled HOLIDAY MEAL.
*Buy two canned food items from menus
*Work at least 1 hour a day on homemade gifts
*Make list of toys and books that children would enjoy and keep it handy for others

Also this week I will;
*Start Top Ender writing her Christmas cards to the children in her year (there are 80 children) and
*Inventorise the gifts in the cupboard, as I am sure some have been put in without been listed!

And we will continue to;
*Look for Holiday Outfits for the family (Although I think Baby Boy is going to wear a little suit!)
*Stock the Mummy Christmas Shop
*De-cluttering the children's toys and clothes
*Watch one Christmas film as a family a week

Now if you want to, you can go and have a read of how everyone else is preparing for Christmas, so go visit these friends of mine!

Krista at Typical Ramblings
Candace at Diary of a FlyBaby
Diane at DianeDenmark
Kelly at Life at the Quinn Home