#1. Hang out. Check!
I don't have a "before" picture of the pantry, but trust me - it wasn't as neat and orderly as this, and there wasn't even nearly this amount of food in it when we started! So we are seriously awesome.
We kept ourselves very busy and had a GREAT week. I said "I know how I'm going to get by once you're gone, but I sure don't want to!" Sure enough, less than 12 hours alone (Joe is back at work, too) I yelled at my kids, was fatigued to the point of tears, let the kids watch entirely too much TV because I needed a nap, and failed to start my full dishwasher. Oh well. Reality, here we come!