2009年12月8日火曜日

to do list

The girls and I are going to Australia for Christmas. Yeah!

We leave on Sunday. Aghhhhhh!! Yeaahhh!! Aggghhh!

Before then I only have to:

  • buy bucketloads of weird Japanese chocolate for everyone
  • find all the stuff I have bought for my family over the past year, get it in one place, sort through, realise I have bought 20 items for my (very easy to shop for) mum and sister and none for my (not so into cutesy Japanese crap) dad and brother and go shopping again
  • buy travel insurance when my passport name and credit card name are not one and the same
  • shop for and teach cooking classes for 2 lots of gingerbread and three lots of rum balls- including a class of 12 preschoolers....
  • print, write and send New Years cards
  • send boxes of produce to Japanese rellies as a combined Christmas/ oseibo/ sorry but we're not coming to visit this New Year apology gift
  • teach two other random English classes
  • attend two Christmas Parties (co MC one- wooh, go me!)
  • double paediatrician appointment to stock up on creams for everything about Australia that makes us itch and sneeze
  • finish baking, wrap and send items for cookie exchange
  • arrange foster mother for chooks and explain feeding system
  • cook double batch of curry rice and beef stew and portion and freeze so K doesn't subside entirely on udon while we're away.
  • Steel self for returning home to find lovingly prepared, portioned, labelled and frozen meals still untouched and village-wide shortage of udon....
  • Pack suitcases
  • re above: go to old house and try to find suitcases.
  • get enough sleep so 2am departure for airport doesn't wipe me out so much I'm unable to handle 12 hour flight with six hour layover in Hong Kong with the girls and no K.....
AGGGGGGHHH!!!!

12 件のコメント:

Melanie さんのコメント...

Oh my, that is some list.

I agree its hard to shop for men (from other countries) in Japan after perhaps the first year.

Hopefully the girls (and you) will have a great time.

Gaijin Wife さんのコメント...

Holy Shit

achan さんのコメント...

Good luck. You have proven that there is more than 24 hours in any given day before!!

Have a GREAT TIME.

Semsavblanc さんのコメント...

I hope it sounds worse than it actually is! That list is daunting. You poor thing. Good luck with ticking it all off, or the important stuff anyway, like packing!!

Violet さんのコメント...

Hey I've got a list like that going too (but not quite as long yours is hard to beat!). We're leaving for NZ on Thursday 17th!!

Coffeegrl さんのコメント...

Yay, yay, yay! You'll find a way to do it all I'm sure. You're so resourceful!!

Lulu さんのコメント...

I am sure you will get it all done in time and just think when it is all done you will be in Australia, with nice weather, basking in all the lovely English speaking and awesome food!!!

Lisa さんのコメント...

Have fun!

Kim さんのコメント...

Remember, the most important things are the kids, credit cards and passports. All else can be bought!!!

I think I'll go back to bed after reading your list!!!

anchan さんのコメント...

OK, this might be the wrong thing to say, but... can you secretly ditch the greens?! And I don't mind if you put the cookies on hold - I'm more than happy to wait until the new year :-)

Gina さんのコメント...

Yikes on the list. But have a wonderful time back "home"!!! : )

bastish さんのコメント...

If you even get half of that done you are a freak of nature.

And, I'm sure you already know, but for the sake of anyone who googled "gifts for the family from Japan" - don't bring strange Japanese food home as a gift. You will still find it in the fridge when you go back four years later.