Assembling IKEA furniture (one of my favorite activities actually, and equally I still get immensely joyful playing with Legos).
NOT gift wrapping.
- friends and family to laugh/cry with
- lip balm/mascara
- clean sheets/nighttime showers
- some sort of bubbly beverage/cheese
- shoes. glorious shoes.
Also, I use to hold and rock our family cocker spaniel to sleep like a baby when I was a kid by singing her Christmas carols because I didn't know any lullabies by heart.