The To-Do List
I have a few big things on my to-do list for today and tomorrow which may explain why I am up very early (with the moonlight on the snow it seems brighter, somehow, than many of the recent days.)
1. Write a Woman's Day column.
2. Write Jim Cox's obituary.
3. Write my aunt a Christmas letter.
4. Prepare for a January 13 wedding (Stoli and Nels! In case you haven't heard.) They say 13 is their lucky number. (It is a Friday, too.) It will be just family, here at the house, but between his and ours that's about 30 people. We'll have a party for them on the beach this summer, after the baby is a few months old. (She is due March 16.)
5. Take a walk or snowshoe during the few daylight hours.
6.Attend choir practice so I can sing the carols at the museum holiday open house at 1:30 on Saturday.
7. Call Annette back about the Snow Dragon's parade appearance Saturday at 4:30.
8. Buy a gift for the Uglies "Gifts for Grub" dinner at the Legion Saturday night after the parade.
When the weekend festivities are all done, I'll have a day to pack for our trip, organize things for the house sitters and the dog's care, and do everything else I know I'll forget. Where is my passport? Thank goodness JJ gets home Friday, she knows where everything is, and thank goodness the moon is shining and the skies have cleared. It's good to be up early and to know what needs to be done. Before I begin to cross things off my list, I think I'll pour myself another cup of coffee, look at the moon one more time, and hum a favorite tune from choir rehearsals. We always sing it at the close of each practice, but I'll open this day with it. "I see the moon, the moon sees me, down through the leaves of the old birch tree, please let the light that shines on me, shine on the ones I love."