Sunday Reflections – 18 November 2018

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Let the Thanksgiving preparations begin!

I have never been this organized when it comes to any meal or entertaining venture. There is a cleaning schedule and a cooking schedule affixed to the fridge with strict timelines necessary to get everything done before our guests arrive on Thursday morning. I feel like I am on the Great British Bake-Off with my schedules. At the same time, it feels good too. It creates order among chaos and makes what can be an overwhelming meal feel almost easy. Now, check in with me Wednesday and ask me if I still feel the same way.

Connor will be coming home for a quick visit tomorrow, and I am anxious to see him. Sadly, he has to go back to Ames on Friday to play in the pep band for volleyball and then at the football game on Saturday, so it is not as long a visit as I want. It will still be wonderful to see him. We have always had a special bond, and at no time is it more apparent than when he first comes home and wants to tell me all the things. I can’t wait!

Connor is the only one of us to have the full week off this week. Holly has school through Tuesday. Jim and I cannot take off of work due to happenings at our various places of employment. It will make Thursday and Friday that much more enjoyable though because I feel like we will have earned those days off. If anything, I plan to make the most of them by not doing much of anything. (I don’t decorate for the winter holidays until December.)

I hope everyone has a wonderful week, whether you work or get to stay home. If you are not celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, may your work week be speedy and stress-free. If you are celebrating the holiday, may the holiday be filled with delicious food and a significant lack of family drama.


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9 Responses to Sunday Reflections – 18 November 2018
  1. Jenny @ Reading the End
    November 18, 2018 | 1:37 PM

    I wish you a chill Thanksgiving break, my friend! I strongly support you having quiet days the few days that you have off. <3

    • Michelle
      November 19, 2018 | 10:27 AM

      Thank you! I’m going to start preparing the husband now, so he has four days to adjust to the idea. 🙂

  2. Bryan G. Robinson
    November 19, 2018 | 8:40 AM

    Hopefully you can find a moment to breathe for the short time you have off and also enjoy your time with your family.

    • Michelle
      November 19, 2018 | 10:32 AM

      That is the goal! It is why I have everything ruthlessly scheduled.

  3. Amanda
    November 19, 2018 | 9:16 AM

    Jason’s work has decided to move their project deadline from the end of the year to the day after Thanksgiving, so this week has turned into him working twelve hours a day both in and out of office to try to get everything done. It’s ridiculous. Normally he has the day off on the day after Thanksgiving but not this year. Boo.

    • Michelle
      November 19, 2018 | 10:34 AM

      That sucks. I get it though. It is why I can never have off any time around the Fourth of July. Or Memorial Day. Or even New Year’s Day. Sometimes, our jobs require us to ignore the holidays.

  4. Ti
    November 28, 2018 | 2:12 PM

    Not counting the cold I got hit with, I was very productive and cooked up a really good meal. Better than ever, so my family says. Because I wasn’t 100%, after dinner just hitting the couch with a book and eggnog was okay, quite enjoyable actually, and all I could handle.

    • Michelle
      December 3, 2018 | 11:58 AM

      Hey, hitting the couch after dinner with a book sounds like a perfect way to spend the holiday to me!

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