Here we are. The week of Thanksgiving and I haven’t given a single thought to what we will be eating on Thursday. Not to mention shopping for food. Oi, the crowds!
Every year we get together with another family that has become like our true family over time. They are there for us in hard times and share in our blessings. They will roll in on Thursday morning around 11:00 and we will begin the flow of food that doesn’t stop until around 7:00 in the evening.
Since we already had the whole turkey and dressing meal with our church family yesterday, I am going to skip that this year and we will do something different. Maybe burgers, maybe Mexican food. It depends on what strikes my mood while I am at Costco this afternoon.
I do love the freedom of going with my mood. It can be dangerous though. It could take me down a path like Alice down the rabbit hole. I see a pretty bottle of who-knows-what and my mind says “Drink me”. Then off I go and by the end of my shopping trip today we may be having tea and giant mushrooms for Thanksgiving.
I am also going to preview the new Hunger Games movie while I am out. My kids are dying to see it. Last week I saw “Big Hero 6″ and it was pretty cute. I don’t think it will become a family favorite, but I found nothing objectionable in it.
I have a lot of work to do on my book over the next couple of weeks, so my main focus is going to be that. But since my travel for the year is over, I plan to also take lots of walks with the kids and clean out a few spaces that have been much neglected. I noticed this past weekend that our pantry has things in it that no one has used for at least three years. I found a can of soup that I bought in 2009. It needs to go.
It’s always a struggle finding ways to organize packages that are odd shapes and bags of snack and chips. I will be spending some time on my friend Becky’s blog, Organizing Made Fun. She’s got some great pantry organizing ideas! I may also, if I think I can control myself, make a stop at The Container Store. It’s risky, especially when I have been “mood” shopping at Costco. The Container Store is my Kryptonite.
While many of you are preparing for Thanksgiving travel or a houseful of family, I am glad to be settling back and relaxing for a few days. I hope you have a wonderful time and if you need prayer let me know. Praying for you is what gets me through my own trials.
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