Happy Monday before Thanksgiving! It's a week of thankfulness - what are you thankful for? Today I'm thankful that both my older children will be off from work on Thanksgiving Day, so they can spend it relaxing at home with food and fun! There are no 3 people in the world I'd rather spend my Thanksgiving Day with.
So for today, I've started getting the house ready. I cleaned both bathrooms, vacuumed but haven't mopped yet because I paused to give Molly a bath. She'd been digging in the backyard and had gotten quite filthy, but now she's as pretty as a peach. Her bedding is in the washer, too. I washed towels today, and tomorrow I'll be washing the people bedding ;).
In the kitchen I've got a pot roast in the crock pot and rice in the rice cooker. The pot roast is ready; I put it in last night and it was done this morning. I made it the easy way - potatoes, carrots, and Lipton Beefy Onion soup mix. No muss and no fuss. It allows me to get more things done around the house if I don't have to worry about cooking. I moved the turkey from the freezer to the fridge to start the defrosting process. I brine our turkey a la Alton Brown, and that will happen Wednesday night, so the turkey needs to start defrosting already.
I organized the presents in my closet last night. Honestly, I just look for stuff in the stores, and when I find a good bargain or something I know my kids will particularly love, I go ahead and buy it, bring it home and wrap it right away. Then I stash it all in the closet where I forget at least half of what I've bought, LOL! There are 6 presents for my son R, 6 for my daughter A, and now 11 for my youngest son E (my daughter got him his present last night and she wrapped it up & put it with the others). I've also got some books ordered for him from Amazon. I think I've done pretty well this year. I've purchased all the gifts without using the credit card so I won't have any balances to cry about for months on end. There's a nice amount of presents and they're all paid for - yay me! I made a promise to the Lord that I would do all my shopping without getting into debt, and I intend to keep my word.
It's noon, which means it's lunch time, which is a good thing because I'm starved! Have a wonderful and thankful Monday.
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