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Long weekend to-do.

vegan pecan pie
The vegan pecan pie I made for Thanksgiving was completely delicious. The recipe is definitely a keeper.

Remember that overly-ambitious to-do list I drew up a couple of weeks ago? Yeah, well, either it was really overly-ambitious or I have no ambition at all, because I haven’t gotten anything on it done yet (well, we did just watch Grizzly Man, so I guess that’s done). This is a long weekend, though, so I’m going to try again. For real this time.

TODAY:
Observe Buy Nothing Day.
Measure the not-so-new-anymore closet and plan out shelving.
RAKE LEAVES (front of house).
Stain the crates black. Or maybe oil them instead? (I stained them black.)
Do laundry and vacuum.
Change the battery in the kitchen clock that’s been dead for at least a month and a half now. Or not, since we’re apparently out of batteries.

SATURDAY:
RAKE LEAVES (back of house) and move mulch bags.
Buy materials for closet shelving. (Not necessary, as I was able to re-use scrap materials. Yay!)
Go grocery shopping.
• Wallpaper the upstairs hallway. ← We all know this isn’t going to happen.
Sharpen kitchen knives.
Glue loose drawer pull.

SUNDAY:
Bring the air conditioners upstairs. (!!!)
• Make Fritz sign a contract that he won’t chew on anything upstairs, then take down the baby gates.
Plant something winter-friendly in the pots on the porch. Plants were too expensive, so the pots are going in the basement for the winter.
Finish document shredding.

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20 Comments

  • Reply Becka November 26, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Ahhh, that looks amazing! I must try this recipe, yum.

    Good luck on your to-do list, I like how you break it up into days! Maybe doing that will magically make me better and getting through mine.

    • Reply Anna @ D16 November 26, 2010 at 4:27 pm

      I’m just hoping SOMETHING magical happens and I get at least half of these things done!

  • Reply paige November 26, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Good luck Anna!

    But don’t you guys have snow yet?!? How can you still be able to rake leaves and plant things?

    • Reply Anna @ D16 November 26, 2010 at 4:27 pm

      I wish!! We rarely get snow in this part of the country (lower New York state) until late December or January.

  • Reply Adam November 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    That pie looks so delicious! Let me know how Fritz’s contract goes.

  • Reply emma November 26, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Good luck, I hope you get to cross off some things, but not all! 🙂 Because you know, you need something to do for christmas too…

    We already have about 50 cm of snow here, it’s crazy! The kids love it, my back doesn’t. Shoveling snow is on my to-do list every day now, or else we get snowed in. But it is beautiful, I’ll give you that!

    • Reply Anna @ D16 November 27, 2010 at 11:46 am

      We actually pay someone who lives down the street to do our shoveling for us now. Last winter was brutal, so I was grateful…and so was my back!!

  • Reply Georgia November 26, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I guess we both love making lists! Writing off just a couple of things is rewarding enough!!
    Hope you can do better this time…;)

  • Reply Sanna November 26, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    somehow your comments about not getting thing done makes me happy..:D It takes time to finish everything ( uh, the list I have I have is so long). Love your blog!

  • Reply Sandra November 26, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    I would like to make a request. It would be awesome if you had a good picture of the floor plan on the website. I noticed it’s on the new Manhattan Nest website but I don’t know if you were the one who came up with it or not but it’s really cool. Gives more of a feeling of the house and what’s going on.

  • Reply Summer November 27, 2010 at 1:25 am

    Hey doll! Just started following your blog. Its oh so cute.

    I make lists all the time and then I have like 10 different lists going in different places and it just makes me more confused with what I have to do. I am a list lover, and I love it when you get to cross things out- even electronically 🙂

    I just launched my website- I would love for you to come visit me 🙂

    http://www.lovenbubbles.com

    <3 SUMMER

  • Reply Robin November 28, 2010 at 11:58 am

    I made the same pie and it turned out wonderfully. I agree that recipe is a keeper! 🙂

  • Reply me @{life or something...} November 28, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    YAY! It looks like something magical did happen this weekend. Other than the wallpapering, which was on the list for fun, everything looks crossed out!

  • Reply read me... November 28, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    did you cross off the jobs on the allocated days?

  • Reply Monica November 28, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    You better be careful about being so efficient, you could possibly run out of things to do. Ha, ha.

  • Reply Tess November 29, 2010 at 10:00 am

    That pie look so good! I will have to try it.

  • Reply elisabeth November 29, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Love the list and all that is crossed off! Well done! Sorry to be nosey, but I have to ask….so, now that you are vegan, does that mean no more oreos in your ice cream, etc? How hard has it been, if at all to give up all products that have any milk, eggs, etc? I don’t eat red meat, but often think I should go vegan and then I think again. Many moons ago I read a book by Gary Null that turned me off to processed foods, eating meat (sort of like the book you just read) but as I have gotten older, I have gotten less vigilant about this.

    • Reply Anna @ D16 November 29, 2010 at 10:12 am

      Oreos are vegan, so no, it doesn’t mean that. 🙂 It actually hasn’t been hard at all to give up eggs and dairy. There are so many alternatives that are readily available, and I don’t really think about it much. I’ve been vegetarian for more than half my life, so it’s not strange for me to look at ingredients or ask questions about the foods I’m eating. The only time it’s tricky is when someone else is doing the cooking (i.e. going out to restaurants or to a friend’s house), but the more commonplace vegan and vegetarian eating becomes, the less that will be an issue.

      Honestly, though, there’s nothing compelling enough about the taste or nutritive value of any meat or dairy product that would win out over the knowledge of how it got on my plate. It’s almost a non-issue for that reason.

  • Reply js November 29, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Glutenfreegirl had a link to an awesome vegan pumpkin pie & crust recipe. Wasn’t too hard, either.

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