My house has been busy this week with Thanksgiving preparation. My older kids are not very happy. I get them up early in the morning to start on the deep cleaning. By the time lunch rolls around they are asking for naps. They don’t care for the rearranging of items for the holiday season. Wyatt likes getting ready for the holiday season. He really likes the evenings when I’m ready to relax. That’s when we get to do fun stuff. This past weekend after talking to my younger brother we discovered that he has no decorations for Christmas. So Wyatt and I spent the evening making ornaments for him. We’ll be dropping off a tree, some lights, the ornaments we made, as well as a few more items Wednesday. I told my kids it is a good thing that I love Christmas and always have plenty. One of my 3 trees will go to my brother.
Today, we will start the food preparation for Thanksgiving. The gluten free rolls and breads will be made today. Then I can get the cornbread ready for stuffing. I’ll get all the vegetables sliced/diced and put into the fridge. Wyatt and I will probably make a few of the pies today but save the lemon meringue for tomorrow. Wyatt found some Fall cookie cutters so he wants to do something with those, he was talking about making handpies instead of a big apple pie. I like the idea of it but am not sure we will get around to it.
Tomorrow we’ll finish up food preparation then move on to getting the table ready. All the good china will be brought out and washed. It had belonged to my parents. When I was younger we only saw the good china on Thanksgiving because we spent Christmas Eve with my mom’s parents and Christmas day at the farm with my dad’s parents. I like to host family dinners so my parents decided I should get it so it will get some use out of it. We bring the china out for family dinners several times a year. We just used them a few weeks ago for Wyatt’s birthday dinner. Once those have been brought out I decided we’re going to set the table on Wednesday so I don’t have to stress about it on Thanksgiving day.
Then Thanksgiving while the turkey is cooking the kids and I will eat popcorn while watching Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving. After dinner by the light of the Christmas tree (yes I put it up early this year) we’ll watch Rudolph. I love Thanksgiving, especially now that it is at my house.
This year will be a little different. I don’t get to invite all my siblings and their families over but I am thankful that we’re healthy. I do plan to host a big family gathering once the pandemic is over but for now, we’ll enjoy every minute of this different holiday season.