The Holidays are approaching. Are you ready? I have to say that since we instituted drawing for names with the adults in our family – shopping has gotten much easier! We each have one person to find a nice gift for instead of the whole crew. We have excluded spouses and grandchildren. They are up to the discretion of each couple and me – grandma. The system works saves a lot of postage since we are scattered over several states. I still find it hard to not pick up stocking stuffers for everyone when I see the perfect something for them but then the hard part is remembering where I put it – or that I bought it at all. Maybe my new storage closet can help with that. I should designate one shelf for gifts and then inform my family to remind me to check the shelf periodically.
I believe the reason Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday is because there are no gifts expected, just everyone’s best recipe, naps, and lots of visiting. I never even minded cleaning up afterwards as long as I wasn’t alone in doing it. ( more opportunity for visiting) This year I will be in Missouri for Thanksgiving. I have no idea what to expect so I am going to expect to have a great time. I did have to remind myself that I can cook a turkey on any day that isn’t Thanksgiving after I get back ( I checked – it’s legal ) so that I can make sandwiches and soup – my favorite part. I know I will meet wonderful new people and make wonderful new memories. As with anything in life – it’s all in the attitude.
I wish all of you safe travels and fun shopping. Don’t stuff yourself to oblivion or get run over by the mall mobs. I will be blogging on Monday with a Thanksgiving poem I wrote for the new people in my life – including you – but I won’t be blogging on Thanksgiving Day. I would love to hear your funny stories from the DAY and I will relay mine as well. Gobble Gobble