I can't even tell you how excited I am for the next 4 days!!!
I love cooking Thanksgiving dinner. It is probably my favorite meal of the year. The kids have become my trusty helpers and I love that they want to help. Sassy helped make cranberries last night, and today Bossy and I will make a chocolate pie. The turkey is in the brine (orange, black tea, and bourbon solution). I will do more prep later, so tomorrow should be a pretty easy.
I love decorating the house. Friday is all about the outside of the house. And it will probably take most of the day. But G-man and I enjoy it, so it really doesn't seem like work. We bought more lights this year ($2 a box!), so hopefully the outside will look "fuller" this year.
I am trying to NOT go out into the mess of Black Friday. However, if I am unable to get one thing on line, I might have to go. I am not one to scour the ads and make a day of it. If I do have to go to the store, it will be "in and out."
My goal is to order as many gifts as I can in one shot. I don't want to get sucked into hours of looking over the coming weeks. For the most part, I know what I want to get and where to get it. So, let's just be done. I would like to have it all here in the coming week, and have it all wrapped and ready to go. I am making gifts for the teachers and girls at work...and that is going to take time. So if I am lucky, that stuff will arrive quickly and I can get a jump on it.
I hope everyone else in the US has a wonderful weekend of Gobble Gobble! And to my friends outside of the US, you can just laugh at us here!