I considered boring you with a "To Do" list, but there are so many different things to put on it that I really don't have time to type it. The short version:
By Saturday, I must . . .
Finish Christmas shopping, shipping, wrapping
Finish drafting a conference paper
Serve as a judge for a poetry contest (i.e., read poems and meet with other judges)
Clean the house
Take care of various time-dated bill and insurance type things (bleh)
Pack the family (dog included) for the big road trip to Colorado
Oh, look! I bored you with a "To Do" list after all!