It’s Thanksgiving Week

I can’t believe it’s Thanksgiving week. We bought a 25lb bird this year, so I had to put it in our fridge Saturday , which is way early for me. But it just made me realize how close Thanksgiving really is. I’m going to make a list today of all the things I want to get done this week. I usually bake my pies on Wednesday, still have to practice cookies with Sarah, that will probably be Tuesday. It’s things like that I need to make a list for, otherwise I’ll forget the things I need to get done, and only do the things I want to do.

I will be finishing up our Christmas cards today. Well, the cards are done, pictures developed and yearly letter printed out. I just need to sign the letter, put the kids ages on the back of the pictures, then put it all in the envelopes. Maybe I’m a little optimistic on getting that all done today, but it’s my goal. We also have a bible study tonight, so we’ll see how much I get done. I just made a mental list of all the things I need to bake this week, I’m tired all ready.

We finished school already. We have this whole week off, makes things easier for me. But the kids doubled up on their school work on Thursday, and had Friday off too. Which was nice. I helped out decorating our church last Thursday, it was lots of fun. The kids were so good, and finished all their school work while I was gone. (Proud mama here).

Friday was a great day. I went to a new woman’s bible study I’m going to on Friday mornings, and it was such a blessing. Then in the evening the kids both had homeschool outings to go to, so Paul and I had a date night.  We went to the Olive Garden, and had such a nice time. We haven’t had a date in a couple of weeks, it was very nice.

Saturday we decided to brave the stores and do our grocery shopping on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  It was a bit of a mad house, but it was fun. The hardest part was the cold, blowing wind. We all just wanted to get home. I thought I had gotten everything I needed and wouldn’t have to go back out to the store before Thanksgiving, I was wrong.  I forgot to get a big thing of cool whip for a fruit salad I’m making. Can’t make it without it, so I guess I’ll be running back to the store real quick on Monday. Then I won’t enter a store again until after the weekend sometime. I stay clear of them all during this time of the year.  We don’t do the black Friday shopping, and I just read today how they limit those ‘specials’ anyway. Like those tvs or something big on sale. Only 4 can be sold from the whole store!  Only four people will get that big deal. Ugh, so not worth it to me.

What we do the day after Thanksgiving is put up all our Christmas decorations. As most of my regular readers know, we put up our decorations the day after Thanksgiving, and take them down the day after Christmas. But we really enjoy setting them up. We eat Thanksgiving leftovers, drink eggnog, and watch It’s A Wonderful Life. My kids really enjoy that movie. And it really is a fun, relaxing day. We are pretty mellow with our decorations, so it only takes a few hours. Hanging the Christmas lights in the kids bedroom takes the longest, but it’s what they love the most. Falling to sleep with their Christmas lights on.

Well I should get going and work on the Christmas cards. It’s snowing pretty heavy out right now. We need to go out tonight, I hope it lets up soon. But it is so pretty.

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