Eowyn & I baked dinners & breakfasts-to-go ahead of time:
And we did it!! We hired a painter to repaint the stairwell & upstairs hallway, we hung a wall of pictures, we framed and arranged family portraits & artwork Mom's "always wanted to hang", bought new furniture (found at TJ Maxx, Craigslist, Marshall's & Hobby Lobby), and many more small tasks.
Mom. Was. Thrilled.
Score for Dad. :)