Wednesday, July 14, 2010

T-3 Hours and 45 minutes

Preparations are moving along well, but do any of you all ever do that thing where you lose interest in preparations as you prepare, and so then you decide to take a break to write a blog post and you think to yourself that perhaps you don't need to finish up with things like making hummus because "it will only take a minute!" even though you know that you have a list of about 10 things that will only take a minute, so you know that what will happen is that you'll waste like 2 hours and then have to run around like a chicken with your head cut off right before the guests arrive?

I have done this nearly every time I have ever invited anyone over and have cooked for them. I am doing this now. Well, not really, because at least I know I'm doing it so I'm not going to allow myself to waste two hours right now, as much as I may want to do so.

So, what must I finish before my guests arrive at 7?
  • Hummus.
  • Slice cucumbers and prep asparagus.
  • Find baking dish so that I can actually make the chicken when it's time.
  • Sweep the floors downstairs. (I should also mop the kitchen floor, but realistically, am I really going to do that? No. I'm not.)
  • Straighten my bedroom, stash a bunch of unfolded laundry in closets, and make beds.
  • Clean toilet.
  • Remove crap from coffee and end-table.
  • Dishes.**
  • Shower.
Quite frankly, once I'm done with all of that, I fully intend to have a glass of wine whether my guests have arrived yet or not.

**90% of the time it is no big deal that I don't have a dishwasher, but I do wish that I had one today.

1 comment:

physioprof said...

I motivate myself to get all the shit ready by saying, "Self, as soon as you get all the shit ready, you can start getting yourself FUCKED UP!"