Two days before Thanksgiving To Do list:
1. Clean out fridge. Sounds simple enough.
2. Bake carrot cake.
3. Cook potatoes so they’re ready to mash.
4. Make broccoli casserole.
5. Continue to ‘ghetto-up’ the basement with lights and fabric so teenagers will have a retreat. Presently, it looks like a shady underground sports bar. Minus the smoke.
6. Listen to Secret Garden with the girls.
7. Crank “Stand in the Rain” by Superchick and sing along (like noone’s listening).
8. Buy more Christmas lights because whoever it is that designs/makes these little devils to only work one year is trying to ruin my life.
9. Finish assembling and decorating the ‘main tree’. A knockoff of a pottery barn special.
10. Decorate the mantel. I had to google the spelling. Apparently ‘mantle’ is part of the earths’ crust. Emme will read “Marco Polo” to me, then I’ll teach them more about homonyms…..mantle/mantel sleigh/slay cream/creme flour/flower. ( I never know when to stop.)
11. Go to Hobby Lobby to get stuff for the kids table. Resist every temptation to meander to the Christmas section. I may need a twelve step program. My husband is nodding “yes”.
12. Perform a small miracle in my laundry room which looks like 20 people just returned from a trip to China (with Marco Polo) and left their spoils here.
13. Put the wreaths on the outside of the upper windows. And re-hang the ones on the lower window which fell already.
14. Hang up the last two weeks worth of clothes that is smothering a poor stool in my closet. Fuss at my daughter for letting the clothes pile up in her room.
15. This list is not only for your entertainment…..I will refer to it multiple times today when I get sidetracked by 20 other fun and enticing projects that I have absolutely no time nor business working on today. (my sons’ graduation video, decoupaging a barn star with pictures of my kids, reading Eclipse, this list could go on forever).
16. Most importantly, thank my wonderful supportive hard-working hunk of husband who so faithfully and tirelessly goes to work everyday to make all this possible.
This kind of list does not make me sigh or feel stressed (yet). I truly feel thankful and so blessed that these are my ‘worries’ today. God has blessed us beyond measure. And today we pause……to say thank You……for every good and perfect gift……..which we know comes from You.
So what are you doing today?