hey y’all I didn’t delete my turkey picture this year! Boom!
This is going to be a good year I can tell. I’m kinda blogging again and I’m not making stupid mistakes like deleting an entire holiday memory from my camera. Watch out 2016…I’ve got my shit together again!
Truth: this Thanksgiving nearly killed me. I love Thanksgiving, it seriously is my favorite holiday…food, friends, relaxed fun, no present ‘pressure’. But it totally snuck up on me. Between traveling for work, Sydney’s birthday party and having 648 things to tie up at work in a 3-day work week, I didn’t have a chance to think or prep for the holiday til about 6 pm on Wednesday. By the time 6pm rolled around though I was so tired all I could do was make center pieces and prep the table by counting and sorting silverware. Thankfully I saved a shopping list a few years ago with all the ingredients for all the dishes so after running through our pantry and fridge I was easily able to make a list which Royce successfully executed on Monday while I worked.
Since I had to make everything the day of Thanksgiving instead of what I usually do (which is at least get the pie and other sides out of the way), I had a very busy day of cooking and cleaning. By the time my guests arrived at 4pm I was tired! But we all had fun and the meal was great. This year my old FDA friends Leslie and Kim and their families joined us; we had 10 around the table, 6 adults, 4 kids. Was the perfect amount of chaos. Hopefully I will be better prepared next year!