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Sunday, November 18, 2007

That Time Again......


Okay, this picture seems a little cannabalistic to me, but you get the idea.

The holidays are here again! How did this happen? Why did no one tell me?

I'm in charge of Thanksgiving dinner this year, since Mom's decided to be the Matriarch for real and skip the whole cleaning, cooking, cleaning ritual. And even knowing I'm in charge, I didn't notice that Thanksgiving was close until my good friend Susan Mallery mentioned it last week! Thank God she did, or people might have shown up and I'd have been feeding them peanut butter sandwiches!
I do love having everyone over, but it's cutting into the writing time for sure!!


Anyway, the upshot is, as the holiday season lurches into view...color me misery looking for company! What're you guys doing for Turkey Day? Are you in charge? Going to a restaurant? Ignoring the whole thing?

10 Comments:

  • At 1:13 PM, Blogger Arkansas Cyndi said…

    This year, my sister and her family are not coming (they live about four hours away), so I am NOT cooking and neither is Mom. Dinner out for four. The sane way to do Thanksgiving. Plus, keeps me from overeating...

    Like you, Thanksgiving came out of nowhere this year for me. I was scheduling some appointments for next week when I realized the time frame. How can it be Thanksgiving? Wasn't it just Christmas a few weeks ago? Sigh. Where does the year go?

     
  • At 1:24 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Thank you for that, Cyndi! Good to know I'm not alone in this whole 'where is the year disappearing to' thing!!

    And oh, you're so right...the over eating thing is a killer... especially because I'm a nibbler. By the time we sit down to eat, I'm not even hungry!

     
  • At 2:04 PM, Blogger Kate Carlisle said…

    I'm with Cyndi! It's going to be a small group this year and we're taking my mom out to dinner. We've done this for a few years now and I love it! I can't imagine going back to cooking for three days, not to mention cleaning the house from top to bottom to prepare for the guests. That's so not going to happen, LOL.

    Oh, but I do miss all the leftovers. ;-)

    Good luck with your big dinner, Maureen! And I'm glad Susan clued you in on the calendar situation!!

     
  • At 2:21 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Kate, I am once again, jealous!! LOL.......

    the leftovers are my favorite part though. Can we say turkey sandwich???

     
  • At 7:39 AM, Blogger Christa said…

    Nothing, we had our Thanksgiving in October and went to my sister's (1 1/2 hours away) for dinner. Sunday we are having a family dinner for the three birthdays in November, my step-sister, stepbrother and me.

     
  • At 8:07 AM, Blogger Erica Orloff said…

    Eighteen people HERE for a SIT-DOWN dinner. I want to slit my wrists. Oh, and did I mention I have a 2 year old underfoot while trying to cook AND a blind father living with me for the winter?

    Add another dozen people for dessert.

    There is not enough vodka in the world to get me through this holiday. LOL!
    E

     
  • At 9:41 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Christa, your day sounds much easier than mine's shaping up to be!! Enjoy!

    Erica, yours sounds much harder than mine!! Waiter?? More vodka!!

     
  • At 10:31 AM, Blogger Michele said…

    These holidays do seem to hit us up on the side of the head...They're coming at us faster and faster every year! Sheesh.

    Man, if I were in charge of Thanksgiving dinner (or any big holiday dinner), I'd be asking the family, "So, how does everyone feel about Rubios? Make your own tacos and burritos! Sounds good, huh?"

    Fortunately, they know me well enough not to ask me whether I even want to entertain the thought of having them over for the "big show." I can handle birthdays and small holidays, like the Fourth of July. Guess I've trained them well. Mwahahaha!

    Happy Thanksgiving!! :-)

     
  • At 2:32 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Hi Michele!

    Oooh, you did train your people well!! I'm so very impressed!

    For years, I skated turkey cooking. But it's finally my turn!

     
  • At 2:14 PM, Blogger Jennifer said…

    Someday I want to do the restaurant thing (first I must learn to spell restaurant without doing a spell check). This year we're just having my kids--five of us. Very easy to do. It's actually kind of nice, no real stress.

    Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!

     

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