I'm so excited! Due to a series of unfortunate events, Thanksgiving is going to be at my home this year! Let me clarify...the events were unfortunate, having Thanksgiving at my house is NOT! :)
Every year we have Thanksgiving at Grandma's house. There were a couple of years when we had Thanksgiving at Dad's house, when Grandma was in the hospital. This year, she is well and at home, but they suffered a pipe leak in their slab and all the beautiful wood floors in their house have been ruined. There is absolutely no way to get the repairs done in time for the holiday. Normally this would mean Thanksgiving would take place at Dad's house, but they opted this past year to get rid of their dining room table and convert the formal dining room into a home office! Since Jeremy (my brother) and his wife, Karren, live over an hour away, the final option is MY HOUSE! WOO-HOO! :)
We have spent much of the morning planning the day. Turkey, ham, shrimp gumbo, potato salad, dressing, corn casserole, green beans, macaroni & cheese, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, rolls, coconut cake, chocolate cake, peanut butter fudge, short bread cookies, tea, coffee and cocoa. Does life get any better than that? We are planning on eating everything on paper/plastic to save the kitchen slaves backs! :) Then family board games and maybe a trip around town to look at the lights.
We have much to be thankful for! A home, warm bed, lights, a/c & heat, food, clothing, shoes, good health, lots of love, a good job, and most importantly...God's love, mercy and blessings!
The only downside to this day will be that my 2 daughters will be in San Antonio with friends...but they are good friends and I am willing to share this holiday for them! I know they will be well taken care of and create memories to last the rest of their life.
So...how about you? What are your plans for this lovely Thanksgiving? Going out to eat? Having the family at your house or going to that special loved ones to share the holiday? Any holiday traditions? Fond memories? Share them with me! I'd love to hear from you!
I'll try to post pictures of our special day to share with you after the holiday. Until then, it's going to be really busy at my house cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. I am usually the type of person who keeps the closets orgainized and the cabinets cleaned out and I like to stay on top of the laundry...but when it comes to wiping down the ceiling fans, the base boards, the cobwebs in the corners...not so on top of it. So...it's down to business for me this next week.
Thank goodness I already have the coconut cake and chocolate cake in the freezer waiting to be thawed and iced. That alone will save me HOURS! :)
Happy Holidays, folks!
K. Bye now!