Monday, November 12, 2007

THANKSGIVING PREPARATIONS

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!

Janet

7 comments:

  1. You are way ahead of me! I haven't even started. Well, I have picked up a few food items at the grocery store. I try to spread that out over a month so one bill is no soooo huge...
    Penny

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  2. Ugh, I have a holiday bazaar for my business Friday so that is all I can think about (decorating, giveaways, etc) besides my work, my writing, my children, cleaning, etc. I think Saturday I will really lock into gear!

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  3. Good for you! I will probably leave it all to the last minute!!!

    I think the lace looks very nice in the cupboard -- not at all like it is hiding anything. And I think if it were up to the men, we would all be having Buffalo wings for Thanksgiving! :)
    xoxo,
    Mary

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  4. I am soo not ready for Thanksgiving. I finally fiqured out our menue, which is a weird menue. But I still have lots to do. I can not imagine a house full of men. I am soo use to a house full of girls. It will be 5 ladies and my hubby. Poor guy. I should send him to your house and you can come to mine. Clarice

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  5. We don't have Thansgiving here in England it seems such a shame, lovely tradition.

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  6. How beautiful...we are sure you are going to have a FABULOUS Thanksgiving!

    Have a blessed day!

    smiles, kari and kijsa

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  7. I love Thanksgiving too! You are so well organized and it all looks wonderful already!

    I loved VT. We were there a lot when stationed in upstate NY. You live in such a gorgeous part of the world.

    The tour of Bu
    rlington brought back lots of memories!

    Hugs,
    Sue

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