"Thank you for this, thank you for that..." Yes. I know my list is lengthy, and for that I am even more grateful. But sometimes, "enough is enough!" In other words, "Thanks! But NO thanks!"
Let me explain.
I admire those super-energized lifestyle bloggers who prep a fancy Thanksgiving table in mid-September; they promptly post it, preening with perfection, on the first of November. By that date, they're also done with Christmas and hopping around, looking for table toppers for Easter. Impressive! I could never do that. Mainly for one reason. Over here, I have "help" - those classy ladies do not. Huge difference!
Here, take a look!........
My "General Manager" emerges with the turkey tureen. He's opinionated.
"That napkin looks crooked."
"What? Only one bottle of wine?"
"Squash soup? Again?"
He's closely followed by "The Weather Girl."
"Hmmm. Well, who really knows what Thursday will look like. It's not here yet (duh!). But today I'm observing a frisky pair of squirrels hanging at the bird feeder, and predicting they'll be back tomorrow!"
When the centerpiece arrives, so does "The Florist."
"Funny. I don't smell a thing! Did you remember to order this arrangement in fresh catnip scent?"
No, we're not done yet.
"The Chair Inspector" is here to do some serious sitting....and commenting.....
"Say I choose this seat, how close would I be to the gravy boat?"
"Open flames? There's no reason to take that risk in this era of battery operated tea lights. I've even seen some that flicker like real candles. Why don't you go that route?"
So, I've added "tea lights" to my shopping list and made a few more notes:
- re-launder tablecloth
- re-wash dishes
- wish everyone a purr-fect Thanksgiving (who says "no thanks" to that?!)