Yes, I am counting the days until Thanksgiving. In fact, in honor of counting the days until other momentous occasions I have in my life, I added a “How Many Days Until” Gadget on my sidebar. Go ahead, help yourself. Drop by and use it whenever you need.
I’m a good sharer.
You’re probably wondering why I am planning so far ahead of time. True confession – I have already been shopping for several months already. Not frantically shopping, just “casually browsing while I am shopping for other things” kinda’ shopping.
Why so anxious to get started?
My MIL is coming.
For the first time in the 24 years I’ve been married to her son, she and her husband, that would be my FIL, are coming to celebrate the holiday with us.
I am nervous. She always worked so we have celebrated very few holidays together, and I have never hosted a holiday in my home with the MIL and FIL attending.
She has taught me a lot about hospitality. She is organized, cooks delicious food, sets a beautiful table, and thinks of every detail. I don’t feel it is a competition, I just want to show her what I have learned from her and make her feel comfortable. I want her to enjoy a nice holiday, for once, without having to do any of the work.
But, I am nervous.
Did I say that already? I know that if I plan far enough ahead of time, it should go smoothly. It may be the only Thanksgiving we have together. I want it to be special.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, I think it is about time to post the recipes my daughter, Grace, used for Thanksgiving last year.
Vermont Cheddar Mashed Yukon Golds
A Simple Method for Cooking a Whole Bird
Roasted Turkey with Tangerine Glaze
Any advice? Any suggestions for the fabric? Any new recipe recommendations?
Take your time in answering.
I have 216 days to plan and pray.
Mindy your planning is challenging this fly by the seat of her pants girl. I love it though. Your MIL and FIL will love all the thought and preparation you are putting into this TDC (Thanksgiving Day Celebration). You inspire me.
We had such a lovely Thanksgiving with your family last year I imagine it will go lovely for the mil and fil. Those glasses are just like my aunts, the house I grew up going to Thanksgiving. What a hoot!They are heavy duty and stable.
Jaime Kubik says
Thanksgiving isn't even on my radar yet! Way to go Mindy! I am sure your Thanksgiving will be success! I know the hostess will be more than wonderful! 🙂
WOW! That is awesome that you are planning already and what a blessing to have your MIL coming!!
You are too cute!