Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Getting ready for Thanksgiving

I'm in a mad dash to get ready for Thanksgiving. It's at our house this year and the head count for dinner is up to 20 and may go up again to 24 or so...hopefully, I will know today.
For some wondrous reason, I'm excited about doing it all this year. I went to the grocery store last night and I felt downright festive going through the crowds of people doing their shopping for the holiday meal. Mark was home cleaning the carpets which is getting to be more of a challenge since they are almost 19 years old and we really live in these rooms. He finished washing the first floor windows on Saturday, so the house should be basically clean come Thursday. Wednesday shall truly be the mad dash..
I've decided that I'm not going to care that my sister-in-law who has a gorgeous home is coming. My first floor is in need of painting and redoing, but I'm not going to worry about it. All I'm going to care about is that everyone is here and that we have a good time. I don't have beautiful centerpieces and decorations about like she does every year, but that's her, not me. Not that I wouldn't like having those things, I just don't have the time at this stage in my life and I'm not blessed with her creativity. So I will pull out Mark's grandmother's china, and my great-great grandmother's china and I'm not going to worry if something gets broken...it's meant to be used and enjoyed.
What I really wish I had was one of those double ovens...too many things that I would love to be able to put in there come Thursday!

I am thankful to our dear Lord for these happy feelings....now I just have to get off here and get in gear...

A blessed Tuesday to all.....

1 comment:

jamie said...

Hope you and your family have a Blessed Thanksgiving Barb! I laugh that you bothered to clean ahead of time with all those people coming...you won't see anything through all those bodies, and the house will need it more after they've gone.
Enjoy, and don't sweat the small stuff.