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 we 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!

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