I got a text this morning from mom's caregiver that both she and the other caregiver are sick. I called mom at 7:35 (she was still in bed, as usual) to tell her it's time to get up and get dressed to get downstairs to breakfast at 8am. And she did, so that was a relief. K did say that she has 2 new hires starting next week, so then she'll have better coverage if someone is out sick.
We got a couple or so inches of snow last night, so it will be a plowing day for dh. I've noticed now that Mrs is retired, Mr doesn't have to get out there at 5 or 6 am to plow their driveway so she can go to work. I'll bet he likes that, haha.
I got my rosette cookies made yesterday. The first several are a bust. I had kind of forgotten the technique, since last year was the first time I made them. I forgot I needed to have something to blot the oil covered hot iron on before dipping into the batter and to also hold it in the batter a few seconds. Then I was good to go and made a bunch. I have some leftover Christmas "goody" boxes I had got from Amazon last year, so later this morning I will put some of both cookies in 2 boxes to take over to the neighbors.
We also had a visit from our retired friend yesterday, so I set out a plate of cookies and he had a couple. I just decided to do that, rather than make up a box for him to take. I didn't have the rosettes made yet and I'm being selfish in that I really don't want to have to make another batch of sugar cookies, LOL.
I also got all my presents wrapped yesterday afternoon, so one more thing checked of the to do list. DD and SIL plan to be here Friday afternoon. I also have Friday off, so that will give me time to get last minute things done. I'm trying to decide when to make the pumpkin pie. I'll probably just make it Christmas eve morning, or maybe I'll make it Friday. I'm also trying to decide what to have for dinner Friday and Christmas eve, with dd/sil here. I think I'll do spaghetti Christmas eve, but not sure what to make Friday. Christmas day will be the full turkey dinner and we can have that for leftovers Monday and then they will be leaving Tuesday. I kind of wish I had taken at least taken Thursday or even Wed and Thurs off this week, but I have payroll to do on Thursday, so decided not to. I do have all next week off. But, it would have been nice to have some time to relax and prepare at the same time.
The weather report for later this week just keeps flopping back and forth. Now were back to -26 for Thursday. Must be something coming down from the north, that's usually when it gets super cold. At least it's only supposed to be for a couple days, then up to lows of 30.
Are you ready for Christmas?