The must-do holidays in my house are Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. At Thanksgiving, there must be turkey. At Christmas, there must be a tree and stockings. And at Easter, there must be baskets. (And apparently dyed eggs. My beloved insists, even though nobody really eats them. Whatever.)
So, naturally I got the eggs and forgot the dye. Have the basket makings, but there are serious deficiencies in the preparations, considering the other holiday must-do: make the front of the house look like it is not inhabited by feral creatures. (Which of course it is, but that's kind of embarrassing.)
Up sides: daughter cleaned the front bathroom! And she is picking up egg dye! And the food appears to be under control! And the cool cousins are coming over!
Also, we only need to clean to cool cousin specs, not MIL specs. Still, some dust bunnies and a considerable load of cat fur will soon go to the great beyond. Surely I can get my act together by tomorrow noonish...
Being a time of families gathering, we're opening the Brigadoon early, in case of emergency (or mundane) whine or antiwhine needs.