Thanksgiving week

Yep, it’s the week of Thanksgiving. Are you looking forward to this week or dreading it? I’m totally looking forward to it. We are having friends over for Thanksgiving, which I am excited about. The kids and I took this whole week off of lessons. It’s always better for us not to add stress of having to finish up lessons this week. I didn’t think I would get it done, but I got all my cleaning done this week. That includes bringing in the extra chairs and table and cleaning them up. They are stored in our garage, and haven’t been used in about a year, talk about a lot of dirt on them. It feels good to have them all cleaned up and ready to be used. I also did a quick check of our Christmas tree and decorations. We had a bit of a mouse problem during the summer, and I was afraid the mice had gotten into our tree and/or decorations. I was ready to clean, purge and do whatever I needed to do today to be ready for Friday. I’m so thankful and blessed to say no evidence of mice in either the tree or decorations. Thank you Lord.

Other than that I’ve been doing some online work (which I hope to write about more in future). Tomorrow I’m more free than I planned, since I got all my cleaning done today. I have bible study tomorrow night, I’m looking forward to that. The kids need to go to the library tomorrow, and I’m trying to decide if I want to go with them. I already have all my Thanksgiving shopping done, and the couple of produce things that we need to pick up Wednesday Paul will bring home from work. I love having a husband who works in a grocery store. 🙂

Wednesday starts our Thanksgiving prep work. Sarah and I will make two pumpkin pies, a batch of brownies, and I will cut up all the celery and onions for our dressing. Saves all that cutting the next day. Plus I’ll be putting together a batch of baked oatmeal for Thursday morning. We will also be going to our church’s Thanksgiving gathering Wednesday night. Our pastor does a quick 10 minute talk, we do some worship, and then we all eat the desserts we brought. You should see the tables of desserts that get set up. We are doing something simple, that’s what the brownies are for. I am not going to stress myself out this year, so we picked a very easy dessert.

Then Thursday is the big day. Paul and I will get the bird in our roaster oven around 9:00am (we are eating around 3:00ish). He cleans the bird and I get it seasoned up and put in the roaster. We work well together. 🙂 Then after that I get the kitchen cleaned up from the turkey preparations, I’ll put our baked oatmeal in the oven and get ready for the day. Since the turkey will be in the roaster oven, I’ll put together a couple of apple crisps, Sarah will be putting together our cherry salad and of course we’ll mix up our dressing/stuffing to bake later. Then the rest of the day I’ll rest, hang with the family, and wait for our friends. We’ll probably start setting up the tables and such around 1 or 2. Then our guests around around 3:00. It should be a great afternoon.

Friday will be our fun day. Paul has the day off, so we will be doing our yearly tradition of watching It’s A Wonderful Life, while putting up our Christmas tree and decorations. We are so happy that Paul has Friday off. We are never sure if we’ll be decorating on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. It’s nice that it’s Friday.

Well, I just found out that hubby is coming home early and he’s taking me out to dinner so I need to get off the computer and get ready. I hope you all have a blessed week and a very thankful Thanksgiving.

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5 thoughts on “Thanksgiving week”

  1. Sounds wonderful and calm, JoAnn! Also sounds a lot like my week. 🙂 I love these kinds of holidays; I hope to never go back to the stressful and anxiety-ridden ones. Have a lovely day; I’m cleaning today and finishing up laundry/ironing. If I get off this thing soon, I think I can have it all done before noon… yay!!

    Shani xxx

  2. You sound all organized for your holiday. We have our T-giving service tonight and then baking, baking and some more baking tomorrow. Ray and our son help with tearing up the bread for the dressing and we’ll have Christmas music going most of the day. We put up our tree on Friday too. I’m looking forward to it all. Have a blessed Thankgiving spending time with your family and friends. Heather

  3. What a wonderful week you had planned. I hope it was as peaceful as it sounded! Happy thanksgiving weekend to you. I bet you’re doing the tree right now….sounds like fun!

    Annie Kate

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