The holidays are upon us again and someone forgot to tell me. I sit here still in my weekend bathrobe sipping tea on Sunday morning. I have nine people coming for dinner on Thursday and I have to clean house! But I’m not. I’m writing a blog about what I should be doing. I’ve got to go back to work tomorrow so this has to be done today.
I did do a little pre-Black Friday shopping yesterday but everything on my list was already gone when I got to the store at 9:00 a.m. Gone are the days of shopping downtown the week before Christmas with snowflakes melting on your eyelashes.
But that’s Christmas. Let’s get back to Thanksgiving. I bought a turkey recently and it is in the freezer. I need to get it in the frig so it can start to thaw. I normally put it in the electric roaster overnight on Wednesday before the big meal. So time is a wastin’.
I’ve planned the meal and handed out assignments (well dishes) to those who are coming. That sounds like I’m the Thanksgiving Czar but these people are family and as my family always does, everyone brings something. It’s not really pot luck, it is planned. That way we don’t just have rolls for dinner.
Noon on Thursday seems to be the consensus. Everyone has other things to do, places to go, and other meals to attend. So I got the noon slot. That’s fine, I really don’t care about the time. The important thing is seeing friends and family and spending time together.
But this house is not cleaning itself. I need to get busy. There are tablecloths to iron and silver to polish. Maybe next year we’ll eat out. Or maybe I’ll just clean the living areas and ignore the bedrooms. No one will be in there anyway unless it is to put a coat on the bed. It’s all about balance.
What are your plans for Thanksgiving?