Thursday, November 10, 2011

Let the Holiday Planning begin....

Dan's fixing a few things i didn't like about my kitchen cabinets. He's a handy dude.

I'm thinking about my pre-holiday food order. That takes a lot of brain power, which I feel mysteriously lacking this week. One thing that's certain is that we'll have 2 big turkeys, plus about 6 or 8 extra drumsticks. That's a big-time tradition.

I'm depressed by my dust, which I usually ignore (and it ignores me). That might just be because it's cold and rainy today.

School is going right along, which is good. I still miss my assistant teacher, of course. We'll stop at lesson 50 and do partial testing next Friday. My little guy can have the whole of Thanksgiving week off.
I've changed my mind 3 times about my Thanksgiving dress. I was going for white stretch velvet. Then I thought maybe pink brocade, followed by sapphire blue brocade. Right now the red ribbon fabric is winning. But I still have another week before it all hits the fan and I MUST choose, right? HAH! More like 2 days.

So, has anyone else started planning for Thanksgiving, or at least fretting over it a bit?
Or is it just me, because I have to make airline arrangements for some of the kids?

13 comments:

Big Dude said...

I think it might be interesting to cook for your clan one time, then I'm sure I'd be cured. I'm thinking I'd fry a turkey, smoke one and bake one (or parts).

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Marjie, something we don't have to worry about here in Oz. It sounds like our Christmas lunch though. Table looks as big too ha ha. Nothing like a large brood to keep you busy. Don't worry about that dust. It will wait for you. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Gloria said...

Marjie dont work so much dear,love your pictures! gloria

Linda said...

Ha! Thanksgiving for us was last month;)) I've been depressed by dust lately too but I'm still managing to ignore most of it.

Two French Bulldogs said...

looks great....
Benny & Lily

gMarie said...

I am not thinking about the holiday at all! with the exception of hotel arrangements - which are already done. I did not get a new dress made, but I have one nobody's seen yet - so it will make the trip. Next up - the big December one. g

altadenahiker said...

Can't wait for your menu. (If I recall, the Phantom Tollbooth was on your son's reading list, though he's probably a year past that now. But I'm not; and there was an interview with the author on NPR today.)

SissySees said...

Hahaha... Ironically, our hostess and I are comparing notes via email while I catch up on my blog reading.

I love brocades, so I'd vote for that!!

grace said...

if we were smart, we'd start planning early like you. oh well. it's much more exciting to decide these things at the last minute. :)

Mary said...

Sounds like you will have your hands full, girl! I love your table. It is absolutely beautiful. This year, the main meal will be just my immediate family. I'm thrilled with just doing a simple feast this time. We decided not to join the enormous crowd at my brother's house this year.

However, we are hosting a big crowd Thanksgiving night for games and desserts. I can hardly wait!!

Mango said...

No worries here. The Mr. always does Thanksgiving and he wants none of me in the kitchen. Thank goodness.

Mango Momma

Claire S. said...

Since our Thanksgiving was last month, I've jumped right to the Dec prep ! This year that means 2 dinners, the big one on the 10th and another on the 25th. Unless plans change drastically, we're staying home this year and Toronto is coming to us. Can't wait - we haven't had Christmas Dinner in our own house on Christmas Day, well, ever !

Anonymous said...

I will bake about that many turkeys, roasting, and some pie baking, making huge mounds of real spuds (mashed) & sweet potatoes, piles of dressing or stuffing, plates of olives, pickles, cranberry sauce (homemade) I help out at a food pantry for working people who have no money for food after paying bills, with their tiny children..When I get off my hubby will help too, we are out to dinner at a local place and to a movie afterwards, we cook at 3 or 4
in the morning and wind up around noon..someone else serves the huge feast..always enough food for people to take home some food for their friday, sat. & sundays..it is rewarding to do, our only child lives over 4,000miles away, we talk by phone that day, for Hanukkah we will see and be with here for a week. We feel blessed to be able to help out for starving hungry, working citizens..Happy Turkey day, your blog is sweet, I wished I could sew like you, but you have inspired me to sew more than I did, you look fabulous in your sewen dresses, etc..Your family is wonderful and with a wife and mom such as you are they should feel so happy each day& blessed too..ciao