We are less than a week away from Thanksgiving and I am always reminded to slow down for a split second and remember what I am trying to achieve... really simply put... a relaxing day with my family and friends... so given that I am the control freak Mother of all things I have to force myself to complete things at a reasonable pace...
Here are a few a head of time items that help.
Order Heritage turkey in the summer from favorite farmer at the farmers market ✅
Pick up two weeks before Thanksgiving ✅
Don’t forget to pull it out on Sunday before so it thaws... don’t laugh I have forgotten to do that... ugh ham served that year.
Make a run to World market for stock up and family pressies of the English Sweetie variety plus cute ornaments for all my nieces and nephews ✅
Mail all out of town Christmas goodies right after Thanksgiving
Hire Burly muscles to get Christmas stuff out of the attic... saves on the grumpy disposition of male family members... less pudding for them this year.✅
Set up Christmas village weekend before Thanksgiving... I’ve already stocked up on Bailey’s, heavy whipping cream and eggnog for the occasion ✅
Set table over the weekend.Come up with a few good meals ahead of time and freeze.. I usually do this in the Fall... then I have meals covered before and after Thanksgiving when I’m shot and can’t get my backside off the couch.✅
Order your flower arrangements and have them delivered on Tuesday... that gives them time to open up and look stunning... or just get a few small pumpkins or Gordes at the grocery store and nestle them around candle sticks on the table... simple and inexpensive.✅
Bribe college age son to polish silver... if you don’t have one you can borrow mine...
If all else fails and it’s a total shambles go to the liquor store and stock up... they have rolling carts....✅✅✅
Wishing everyone a fabulous Thanksgiving.✅