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December 29, 2018

final long weekend of the year to-do list
posted by soe 1:05 am

With a final long weekend of the year upon us, I have a few more things I’d like to get done before closing the books on 2018:

  • Get outside. The weather in D.C. is supposed to be mild, and, in a surprise from the forecast of earlier this week, dry.
  • Do some baking. I failed in all my holiday baking here (although I was somewhat more successful up north) and there are some recipes I’d like to make. I also received a macaron pan for Christmas, and I admit to being intrigued by the idea.
  • Make a few end-of-year donations. I made more donations year-round in 2018, but there are a few more I’d like to send in.
  • Ask at the hardware store about grow lights. My violets and orchids are mostly hanging in there, in my daylight-challenged subterranean dwelling, but they definitely aren’t thriving. I’d like to see if they have any recommendations.
  • Finalize our list of New Year’s Eve movies. Sarah, Rudi, and I have put forward a list, and I’ll take a stab at coming up with a schedule that works for three of them.
  • Cuddle with the cats. (Jeremiah said I should add that one to the list.)
  • Visit the library. I have some things to return and a couple new items that came off the holds list this week.
  • Send a last few Christmas cards. I know, I know. But we’re not even halfway through the twelve days, so I think it’s okay.
  • Finish a few final books. I’ve pulled out several that have been in-progress for a while and/or are short, and will do my best to add them to the read pile.
  • Knit a bit. And maybe get pictures of the final couple FOs of the year.
  • Listen to some of my new music.
  • Pick up groceries at the farmers market. Topping my to-buy list will be collard greens or kale (the latter will probably be easier to find) for our New Year’s Day meal. (This year, I may try adding cornbread to the menu, since I attended a talk recently that reminded me I should have been serving that alongside my black-eyed peas, as well.
  • Stop at Riverby Books one last time. The used bookstore down the street from my dentist is closing at the end of the year, and they have discounted their used books by 50% before they lock their Capitol Hill rowhouse for good.

How about you? What are you hoping to check off your list this weekend?

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