Thanksgiving quickly approaches, and it is my most favorite holiday of the whole year. “Traditionally,” Christmas is called the most wonderful time of the year, but for me I usually can’t wait for December 26th once Thanksgiving is past. In fact, I think it’s a terrible shame that Thanksgiving is quite usurped by Christmas – the decorations come out earlier and earlier and we’re bombarded with Christmas marketing sometimes even before Halloween is over! And there’s the constant buy, Buy, BUY advertising that so many people get wrapped up in that seems to annoy me more with each passing year (luckily we have no TV hookup – yes, we have a TV, but we’re not connected to satellite, cable, etc., so I don’t have to deal with the bombardment quite as much, and talk about a time saver!).
In my family, Thanksgiving is the only holiday where our extended family gets together on a regular basis. There’s no pressure to exchange gifts and there are no expectations other than to have a belly of tasty home-cooked goodness and to enjoy each others’ company – what could be better?
Preparing for a family gathering can be stressful for some, but with a bit of planning and some delegating, it doesn’t have to be. If you haven’t done so already, sit down and make some lists. Who’s coming? What food are you responsible for preparing and what is everyone else bringing? What cleaning tasks would you like done before the big day? What chores can you pass on to someone else? Decide how much time you need to accomplish each of your tasks and work backwards from Thanksgiving Day to make your schedule.
Do you need some extra help getting your plan put together? Contact us today and we’d be happy to help you get organized for Thanksgiving Day.