I was standing in the vet's office this afternoon when I recalled one helpful hint that I left off the list. Of course, there wasn't a thing I could do about it until this evening.
When I took the Christmas ornaments down from the tree this past weekend, it occurred to me that I am the only one who knows which Christmas ornaments belong to which child. Even the children don't know all of the ornaments that belong to them, except with obvious ornaments like the ones with pictures or names, and the ones that are very special to them. So when I packed them away I divided them up and placed the tissue wrapped ornaments in separate bags with names. I told my husband that if I die between now and next Christmas at least he will know whose ornament is whose. He didn't seem that thrilled, but it made me really happy.
Fancy packing system, eh?