Thanksgiving is fast approaching. It is my favorite holiday as I have said many times...just food, family, friends and probably some football. I have a family of all boys, 2 sons and two stepsons, so no matter how much I rant the TV is usually on during dinner. Today I started to think about getting ready. I started here.
There is a reason that the lace is tacked to the door. Anybody want to take a guess? Yeah, there is more in there than there should be and I can't arrange it to look perfect, so voila, lace. I took everything out and put it all back, basically changing nothing. Then I opened the bottom where I keep tablecloths (which I rarely use) and the "holiday" napkins. They are the holiday napkins, not because they have a theme, but because there are 16 assorted cream, ecru and white napkins suitable for any holiday. I washed and ironed them. I love to iron (sometimes) because it gives you such a sense of accomplishment. I folded them and wished I had pretty ribbon to tie them in stacks, but made do with some raffia and put them in a basket ready for next week. Such a "girl" thing and my hubbie just rolled his eyes.
Next on the agenda. My dessert plates (various blue and white transferware and 4 brown and white turkey plates) will go in the dishwasher and then the wine glasses will be handwashed and everything put away until next week. I don't think that we are dirtier than most people, but for some reason the glasses particularly get grubby. I think it must be because I do so much cooking and grease just settles in the dining room. Whatever!
So, that is the plan for tomorrow. And I get my hair cut and colored in the afternoon. I found a red and green plaid April Cornell Christmas cloth in the china closet. I have had it for years, but never used because it doesn't "fit" anywhere in my house. I think I will take a picture and perhaps offer it to one of my new friends. Stay tuned.
Today I am grateful that I can pay for the oil that was delivered. It is $3.10 per gallon, eek! There are so many people that have to choose between food and heat and I don't know how they survive. We have gone from very mild to below average temps (mid 40s) in just a week.
All for now, maybe I will have something more interesting to talk about tomorrow!