Okay, I've done it.
I've put a Countdown Clock in my sidebar,
and it's ticking down the very seconds
until it's time to take the turkey out of the oven.
You know what this means?
It means making sure Howard's turkey shirt is hanging, all ready to wear, in the closet.
|2010 -- He looks good in red, doesn't he? Ladies, don't be jealous|
because my hubby has a shirt with turkeys printed all over it.
It means pulling out the menus and shopping lists from years past,
saved on the computer, and tailoring them to 2011.
It means freshening up the linens and the napkins, renting those extra chairs, polishing the silver,
getting the white Thanksgiving china out of the breakfront, figuring out who is going to sit where
and, most of all, it means trying to check off at least some of the
To Be Done By Thanksgiving list.
The dreaded T.B.D.B.T.
It means, in short, that another Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner.
It's our favorite time of year.
Last year, I forgot to plan a centerpiece for the table in the dining room, and ended up with this,
which was pretty underwhelming:
So this year, I'm planning ahead.
This is hard for me; I work best under last minute pressure.
This morning I denuded the conservatory table of its Halloween decor, and just left Fall.
Including a big red Cinderella pumpkin, nestled in the middle
of that twiggy wreath that has come in so handy this season.
What do you think?
Can black crows stay through the Autumn, or must they be banished after Halloween?
Anyway, I'm thinking this wreath will be making an appearance on the buffet table on T-Day.
With either a plump pumpkin cradled within, or the big turkey that I used last week in a tablescape,
or even a cornucopia. Or, possibly, Howard in his turkey shirt.
Wow. This planning ahead is pretty neat. I could get used to this.
Remind me of this comment when it's 30 minutes before people are supposed to arrive,
and I'm realizing there's no centerpiece on the main table.
It's a gorgeous sunny day in The Garden State,
and I am motoring south to New Brunswick for lunch with my daughter Anne, and some shopping.
That will be way more fun than staying home and watching snow melt.
I took this picture about 8:30 this morning; those are the steps right behind our house, up to the driveway.
It's been mild since the snow fell on Saturday, but there's just so much that it's still hanging around.
Happy Wednesday, my friends.
By the end of this week I'll have an announcement about a new venture,
and by then I should have the dreaded T.B.D.B.T. List written out.
But today? I'm having fun; hope you are, too! -- Cass
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