Thanksgiving Is Almost Here
Ok we'll address the weather later. We're thinking about it but
let's move on right now. To the good stuff, although you might
look at the coming holiday in a negative way, let's be positive,
grateful, and thankful for what we have. COME ON, I know
you know that you do…ok..ok. So let's take a look at reducing
your stress a bit. Here's what I do to try to and make it a little
easier. Make a plan a week or two ahead. And, I want you to
write it out. Titles can include: decorating, cleaning, menu,
grocery list, and whatever else you want to include on this list. I
do my list on a notepad, you might use the computer or phone.
Your decorating may be already done, not even started, or nada.
Your choice, it's ok whatever you decide. But let me just say,
a pumpkin, fall tablecloth, a few purchased flowers, fruits and
nuts can do wonders and be all you need. Cleaning will be
confined to where you need it the most, where the people will be.
Pick up is major for those areas. Do it ahead. Menu is major too.
With the menu goes timing. When you eat dictates everything,
from when you put the turkey in the oven, to calling the guests
to the table. Think it through. If you can make it in advance, do
it. I'm not cooking a whole turkey, just 2 large turkey breasts and
I'm cooking it ahead, slicing it, then reheating the next day. Your
grocery list will come from your menu. This will also include
snacks and drinks too. Think ice, mixers, precut, premade, and
pre baked. Stick to basics, don't try out new recipes. If you have
others bringing food, add that to the list. Most important think
about you..take a breath, a break, squeeze it in! Yes, find the
small pleasure and grab it.
It's yours. AHHH!
We just have to talk about it, but you see I have this obsession
with weather. So picture-sharing thyme.
|Sun. Sam helping w/Xmas
|Mon. good thing decorating
Stay warm folks. For me I'm purchasing a new electric blanket.
Next up: THANKSGIVING