Vacation free from lists

This week we have lots to do, but a family rule say we won’t make a list or a plan.

This is very unlike us, I know. But making lists and plans for our November vacation is bad juju.

In 2011 we had big plans. Many projects to do, getting things done on the house and getting ready for the holidays.

Then weย got locked out on our bedroom deck, and A broke her ankle saving us. (The deck is now referred to as Lovers Leap, thanks to my witty step dad!) We spent that vacation in the hospital, then home caring for her while she slowly got better.

2012, ankle healed, we revisited the list and added to it. This time my brother was hosting the feast, so we could really get things done! Until my dad called on Sunday to tell me my grandmother was near the end so I raced to Connecticut to be there with them. She passed away on Thanksgiving morning.

2013 we made the rule- no more lists. We can’t risk losing anyone else.

But even without lists, things are getting done. A is winning the battle with large sheets of plexiglass, and we hope to have the screen porch closed in by spring, lol. Yesterday was frustrating for her, but she got one window done and thinks she knows how to do it more easily for the other 9.

My puttering has resulted in 2 clean bathrooms, some spinning, lots of secret knitting, many errands done, and some basic rubble clearing done in the living room.

Today we have to go to Ellsworth to get snow tires on one car, and do more errands, then come home and finish the cleaning.

Tomorrow I have to get organized for Christmas card making with my niece, which will be fun. It would be more fun if I was completely sure what the cards look like, but I’ll pack up everything I think we might need and see what happens.

Then Thursday is all about cooking, eating and dishes.

So no lists but lots to do!

Then back to work for three weeks until our next vacation!

15 thoughts on “Vacation free from lists”

  1. I don’t know–the last part of this post sounded suspiciously like a list . . . . You have had really bad juju with November! Be careful this year and tell your loved ones to take it easy!

  2. Wow! Yeah, no lists. But there’s a social calendar, which isn’t a list. And stuff getting done. Isn’t that 3 weeks until next vacation thing the BEST part of this time of year? It’s so lovely. Anyhow, good luck with today’s not a list, and have a great time with christmas cards!

  3. I have a bit of a vacation myself. Unfortunately I have a mountain of homework. I wouldn’t even know where to begin with a list!
    Have a great Thanksgiving and I hope you get lots done! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks, it is working so far! Turkey in the oven, table almost ready. Potatoes peeled, green beans prepped. Life is good, even without a list. ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

    1. lol

      No one dies. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Lists are written on a nice sheet of paper and things get crossed off as they get accomplished.

      Lots to do is just a running ticker tape in our brains. ๐Ÿ™‚

      The only lists we made were Christmas lists for Mom. It was a good vacation. ๐Ÿ™‚

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