To do or not to do, that is the question

My parents are flying in tomorrow, followed by The Husband's parents on Thursday. Here is a list of things that I need to do right now:
  1. Go to the grocery store so my mother does not see the sorry state of my cupboards and think we are starving.
  2. Prime the downstairs guest bathroom wall (for which I am still cursing Dum-Dum).
  3. Paint the downstairs guest bathroom.
  4. Hang adorable towel hooks on the wall in the downstairs guest bathroom.
  5. Clean the entire house top to bottom so my mother will not think that I am a slob.
  6. Call Service Master to come get massive dehumidifier and fan that are here as a result of this. Which turned out to be a minimal leak, caught early, and not worth committing suicide over (as I had momentarily considered).
  7. Hide The Husband's enormous stack of Playboys. [KIDDING, people, KIDDING.]
  8. Sew rock-hard Cub Scout patches onto Chase's shirt for pack meeting tonight.
  9. Run to Sam's Club and buy a long list of paper goods I am assigned to bring for pack meeting tonight.
  10. Actually take a shower and get out of ugly sweat pants less I embarrass the poor princess at the bus stop yet again.
  11. Lose those 15 pounds I've been meaning to get rid of. You know, by tomorrow.
  12. Find something fabulous to cook for everyone. Ideas??
  13. Clean and organize the Federal Disaster Areas in our home, otherwise known as the children's closets.
  14. Wipe toothpaste off of every surface in the kids' bathroom. (How do they get it on the ceiling? What are they doing in there?)
  15. Get a haircut so that I look less like a scarecrow and more like Angelina Jolie.
  16. Take the boys for haircuts so they look less like Axl Rose and more like Brad Pitt.
  17. Finish washing 19 loads of laundry.
  18. Actually fold and put away said laundry.

What I really want to do:

  1. Take a nap.
  2. Get a pedicure.
  3. Read blogs until I go blind.
  4. Read US Weekly cover-to-cover (might have to find a braille copy if I succeed with number three).
  5. Order take-out.
  6. Fake sick and force The Husband to take the kids to pack meeting.
  7. Pay someone to clean the house and do all the laundry.
  8. Drink diet coke and eat cookie dough.
  9. Do number eight and still find a way to lose those 15 pounds by tomorrow.
  10. Go to the mall and buy myself lots of stuff.
  11. Chat on the phone for hours and gossip about Brangelina.
  12. Lock myself in my studio and scrapbook.
  13. Go to the store and buy myself lots of scrapbook stuff.

I would safely say that probably three or four things will probably get done on each list.

Which things and which list? Can't say just yet. We'll find out tomorrow.