Day 16 - Something you are excited about.
It's November, so DUH!!
I love Thanksgiving, it is my favorite holiday ever. Especially as there is no 'Thanksgiving Candy' or 'Thanksgiving Gifts' I am required to buy for my entitled little brat of a child. Winning!
Any holiday that is all about food wins in my book, but Thanksgiving is the mack daddy of them all. Or maybe it's the daddy mack? I don't even care, Thanksgiving is the gravy on the mashed potatoes of my life.
This Thanksgiving is going to be super fun. We are doing it at my sister's house, and the day(s) will go something like this -- all interspersed with baby snuggles from my favorite tiny humans:
Arrive Wednesday evening, bake pies, assemble sides that can be assembled ahead of time, and prep turkey.
Thursday am, Starbucks and smoothies for breakfast, turkey in the oven.
The rest of the morning/early afternoon will be spent cooking side dishes, decorating, and watching all 10 of the Thanksgiving episodes of FRIENDS in order.
Borrow sister's maternity pants (she had a baby on August 31), and set table.
Eat mammoth feast, using copious amounts of gravy, until I am dazed and too full to stand up and walk away from the table.
Clear away feast, making packets of leftovers for other family members, but setting the majority of the stuff away for Thanksgiving Soup (also preparing and hiding 3 full plates for me to plow through after everyone goes to sleep and I watch a Christmas movie).
Bribe entitled child to help me shuffle and roll to the couch.
Watch Festive Holiday Programming until everyone goes to sleep.
Consume 3 plates of food while watching, and fall asleep with the smell of turkey gravy and shame wafting off of me.
|I use this meme a lot, but it's MEEEEEEE!|
Make and consume Thanksgiving Soup, pack up my Thanksgiving AND Thanksgiving Soup leftovers, snuggle babies goodbye, go home (stopping to buy a jar of turkey gravy en route), and collapse.
|Yes, yes I do!|
And for gravy.
And this guy.