I was shopping for groceries after work today, when it suddenly dawned on me that Thanksgiving is barely a week away. For a split second, I panicked. There was nothing Thanksgiving-related on my shopping list. No potatoes, no stuffing, no cranberries, no sexy Pilgrim babes. (What, there’s no such thing? Well, there should be). We don’t even have a turkey yet! Then I took a deep breath and relaxed. There’s still time.
But not much.
I feel like Thanksgiving has snuck up on me this year. Part of the problem is the weather: the first half of the month has been unusually warm. We were pushing 70 degrees just a few days ago. It finally cooled off to a more seasonal 50 or so yesterday, so now it’s beginning to feel like the holiday season. Also, we are not hosting a big dinner for the first time in…umm, ever…so there hasn’t been that usual sense of urgency. It’s hard to believe that in a little more than a week it’ll be time to start decking the halls already!
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For the love of pie, please not leaky brine fridge catastrophes or hospital incidents. Let’s shoot for a peaceful lovely Thanksgiving with zero drama because your country has been through enough this year.
You know you’re a longtime reader when you bring up two of my worst Thanksgiving catastrophes from years past!! Thanks, Robyn. Hope we can be neighbors soon.
I would gladly give up the entire holiday season if it stayed at 70 degrees. I’m going on a long bike ride today . . . Supposed to snow on Sunday 😦
Did you get your snow??
Unfortunately, yes. And its sticking to the ground.
Mark, I was thinking the SAME THING! Two days ago at work, I mentioned something to one of my coworkers that I couldn’t believe Thanksgiving was only a WEEK away?!
Speaking of temps., it’s finally feels like Fall. It’s gotten very chilly here over the past week and I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
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I’m glad you’re finally getting to experience cool fall weather, Ron. You’re every bit the junkie I am and I know you are loving the change of seasons!
It completely snuck up on me as well. One minute it was October and I was plotting my . . . I mean my kids’ candy route and now I am figuring how much wine I need to bring along with my luggage.