One thing motivating the crawl out: The holidays. Big Holiday #2 is right around the corner, and this week is my big prep week.
Now, TBH, I will TOTALLY own it that I'm probably making a bigger deal out of it than I need to, but... well, what else do I have to do? Plus I LOVE hosting. The only thing I've ever hated about it is the guest list, and that's only if it's a strictly friends list or I'm inviting people over for the first time. If it's family, feh, it's family! I love my family (for the most part), and they already know my shortcomings. ;p
Either way, I seriously made an outline for the week. Curious? Of course you are. Keep in mind that my hosting of Thanksgiving is the Sunday AFTER, because it's for my in-laws and my MIL works the actual Turkey Day. So here's the plan:
Monday-Wednesday – Buy groceries and decorations (tablecloth for food table, table-runner, cylinder vases, wine glasses), wash linens, clean out fridge and pantry so I have room for all the dang food
Thursday – enjoy day at Grandma Betty's!
Friday - Hubs and I deep clean the apartment (floors, dusting, counters, toilet, all tables, patio chairs)
Saturday – prep day-before foods
Sunday (D-DAY) - move elliptical machine to bedroom; cook turkey; 1 hour before turkey’s done, take out/prep side dishes that need to cook still; once turkey’s done, finish side dishes; cook biscuits after side dishes are done; EAT and drink copious amounts of wine; ignore dishes as long as possible