I should be starting this morning with enthusiasm. I have grocery shopping and Bible study, answering emails and getting the house ready for Thanksgiving all to do this morning. But instead I am drinking hot tea in my jammies and considering a 10AM nap.
Our family was on vacation last week and now I am so worn out from all of the running around and eating and keeping up with active boys that I need a break from my break.
We went to Disney World. It was wonderful and magical, but I got so tired that by the time we pulled in the driveway on Saturday night at 10:00 I wasn’t sure if I could make the walk from the van to the house. Yesterday I stayed in bed until noon while watching trash TV. After that I dragged myself to my recliner and stared at the walls, not even trying to get anything done. I slept almost the entire day and I still don’t feel caught up on rest.
I’d like to stay in my post-Disney stupor today too, but life won’t let me. We are having a houseful of people here for Thanksgiving, which is such a wonderful blessing! Since I love my friends, I can’t just lie around wishing the holiday elves would bake the pies and find room in the fridge for all this food. I have to actually get up.
This morning while I was unpacking my suitcase and putting away the vacation memories, I decided not to put my hair supplies away just yet. You see, I got a little obsessed with doing fun things with my hair for Disney. I created a different style for each themed park and it was so much fun that I am thinking of doing some more things with my hair for the holidays. Maybe a Christmas tree or some kind of fountain.
Here are the styles I did last week. I got so much interest in them on social media that I will do individual tutorials for them over the next few weeks. I just need time to recover first.
Right now I have a week filled with baking and shopping and cleaning and hopefully getting some rest before I have to get up at 4:00 on Black Friday to take my teens shopping. In preparation for Thanksgiving Day, I made a Pin board with some great tips, games and recipes. This will help me when I get to the store and forget what I was planning to cook. If you have a great Thanksgiving recipe, I hope you’ll share it with us over on Facebook! I need all the help I can get.
We will be moving all of the furniture out of our living room to make space for a few more tables on Thanksgiving. I am not sure where the sofa is going to go, I may be crawling over it for the next 4 days. Hopefully I can still get a few naps in while we get ready for our guests to arrive!
Happy Thanksgiving week my friends!