No Joke! Thanksgiving Is Tomorrow

By November 26, 2008 culture No Comments

Like many of you, I am just about to dive in to Thanksgiving Day preparations.

I’ve scheduled myself out for project work today, so the day lies before me as a blank slate. I am so tempted to curl up on the couch with a good book! But I would regret it later—like late tonight when my body and mind are crying out for sleep but there’s still cleaning and arranging to do. (I speak from experience.)

So here’s my game plan for the next 24 hours:

  • clean (my least favorite)
  • errands (Heavenly Ham, Great Harvest Bread)
  • groceries, and more groceries (I can’t ever seem to remember everything in one trip; and I’ve already gone twice)
  • add another dish to the menu (that we probably don’t need but today it seems crucial)
  • prepare casseroles (corn, green bean, sweet potato, mashed potato)
  • fret about what I’m forgetting (so typical for me and large gatherings)
  • chop veggies (our attempt for something nutritious amidst the calorie-laden casseroles)
  • play a few rounds of Mario Kart (to get the adrenalin pumping for my second wind)
  • set-up banquet tables (which means rearranging the living room and removing half the furniture to the garage)
  • get distracted with blogging (case in point)
  • remember all the Lord Jesus has done for me (I think this better go at the top of the list to keep my attitude in check)
  • start some obscure home improvement project (that will waste mental energy and time until I realize I should give it up for later)
  • watch my husband prep the turkey (consisting of the usual comedy associated with handling a plucked-naked bird)

I bet your list looks similar to mine. That makes me feel not-so-alone. I hope your prep-day and holiday are full and festive. Enjoy!

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