My day went something like this……..
Kids out the door (lunches packed. I mixed up for the first time ever the lunches I found out later.) Shoes, backpacks, projects, hurry hurry hurry!!!!!!
Sat down for coffee (that was yummy, but I didn’t have the cup under the Nespresso correctly so it poured into the catchy thingy. First time I’ve ever done that. So not as much coffee as I may have liked.)
Got a list of vendors to a bride.
Sent a floorplan out.
Sent a marketing thingy majingy to the agency that was past due.
Rushed out the door by nine…..and proceeded to shop four stores for Thanksgiving.
I shopped and shopped for Thanksgiving. I bought everything except a turkey (because I bought that weeks ago frozen.) Turns out I was the ONLY person in Whole Foods that didn’t preorder a fresh turkey for pick up today. I am not a big turkey fan. I like the sides. So I don’t make the biggest turkey any longer. Plus, y’all know I hate leftovers!
I’m so very thankful that I am able to get errands out of the way and always enjoy my holidays. I feel for the mom’s and dad’s that work full time and can’t get things done ahead of time without added stress. It stinks when you have to take time away from family to run an errand. Tomorrow I will be baking, prepping and just all in all enjoying a quiet day until the kids are out of school (why do they do early release? They could go full day!!!!) I am so use to running errands during the day that I remembered I needed a few things from Nordstrom today and for a few minutes I pushed them off and thought I’d just run by and pick up on Friday. Then I remembered Friday is Black Friday….and I DO NOT shop on Black Fridays. I hope if you are reading this you resist the urge to jump in line on Thursday to shop. Remember the people that get forced to work on Thanksgiving day so you can get your $10 savings on a set of flatware. Or a t.v. at a supposed discount price. Stores can sell those same items for the same price on Friday. Help to encourage companies to give their employees a day with their friends and families before they spend the next 25 or so days catering to shoppers.
It’s going to be a snowy Thanksgiving for us! I’m kind of happy for that. I am breaking one rule. We are going to decorate a few trees on Thanksgiving. I KNOW. I can’t believe I am doing this. I NEVER ever put a tree up this early. But, as I type do you realize it’s only 30 days…..until Christmas.
I am so obsessed with decorating right now that I can’t even make a clear plan of attack. I have too many ideas. Which will probably never all come to fruition.
With that I am off to run one more errand. Champagne. We are out. It’s a problem. The struggle is real!
If for some reason you have a guest that brings a bottle of the sparkly that is less than your fave…..like Barefoot. Which to quote a friend “just hit me over the head with a bottle of it, it’s better than the headache it gives me from drinking it.” AMEN. Have a few items on hand to make either a hummingbird or something more fall!
Or mix with cranberry juice, a touch of lime and club soda. Top off with champagne. It’s refreshing.
This year we will once again be breaking out our bowl of questions. The premise of the questions are that the ones you are closest to you sometimes don’t know at all. I’ve learned over the years that my husband doesn’t really like tonic water. His favorite book (that I never would have guessed to save my life.) His regrets, what makes him the saddest. One year with company I learned about a new author that I now adore! I have learned that our sitters who are our family….their life changing event…..the days and months after Hurricane Katrina where they changed schools (one her senior year.) They packed up what they could take in just a few hours and drove and drove following their parents. Can you imagine? I’ve learned who makes people laugh the most. Or what Priss considers her most pride possession…..her family.
It’s one of my favorite traditions and I love how it gets more interesting each year as the kids get older. Bubba loves to chime in on the questions now and let me tell you he has some doozy of answers.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I’m so thankful for so much. We are blessed and try to remember it every day. You can always wish for more than you have. But, I’ve learned to be happy with what you have in every moment of the day.