All of a sudden, my trip to New York snuck up on me. (And yes, I know "snuck" isn't a word and that it's actually "sneaked," but that sounds absurd.) Knowing that I leave Friday and that I have a TON of stuff to get done, I kind of started stressing. So I texted Liz to find out if she could maybe take the kids for a few hours and, amazing woman that she is, said no problem and to bring them right over. And do you know what I was able to accomplish in about 4 hours with no children? Let me enlighten you:
FIVE loads of laundry (thanks to the laundromat!), including towels and sheets. AND FOLDED IT ALL.
Did about 3 days worth of dirty dishes and put them away.
Repaired a suitcase zipper.
Washed the front outside window of my AND my neighbor's house. (That wasn't on my to-do list, but they were bugging me.)
Found my Halloween Shirt.
Went grocery shopping.
Solved my "I can't take juice through security at the airport and I WILL NOT pay $4.50 for a Gatorade at the gate" predicament. (Kool-Aid singles...which were on sale!)
Waxed my eyebrows and did a quick microderm abrasion facial.
Paid the gas, electric, and internet bills.
Took dinner to Zac on campus.
Looked for my iPod and Logan's birth certificate. And though I didn't find them, I know a few places where they aren't now.
Sure I still have a few things to do, but all in all, it was a productive afternoon! And I feel like I owe my sister-in-law my life :-)