~ One of the things I will be working on this week is a deep cleaning of the house. Come Thanksgiving Eve & Day all I want to worry about is final food preparations and spending quality time with my family.
In the next week my plan is to make my home spotless...mostly in the kitchen & my dining area (and yes, I have started working on cleaning my craft space). I plan to clean out the fridge really good and also make sure my containers are all organized...because we'll need that in order to put food away after our dinner. I also need to check my spices. I think I buy sage each year and sometimes I end up with more than enough cans...so I'll be sure to check that out this year before I head to the store.
~ I told you how I started my list for Thanksgiving in my new planner...this includes a grocery list. I've been trying to buy things here and there as I've seen them on sale. In my mind I go through each part of the meal (for both breakfast and dinner because we're also having a yummy breakfast) and while I'm cleaning the kitchen I can look for the items that I already have...like sage :).
Oh, and I'm cheating and ordering my turkey from my local grocery store. I have done this before and it is SO worth it...the meat is tender and I don't have to fuss with the preparation that goes along with baking a turkey. It's a win/win for everyone!
~ I thought it would be fun to have cute table decorations too...especially for the kids. I have tagged this post by Just a Girl and hope to put together a cute table setting.
~ To keep the kids busy while I'm cooking I have been looking for some fun crafts for them to do. Two years ago we make these thankful turkeys:
We will probably do this again and I'm in search of a few more. I was thinking of having them make their own placemats.
~ The last thing I was thinking about is showing others my appreciation. I was driving by the crossing guard who works for Jamison's school this morning...she was all bundled up making sure a child got across the street safely. My thought is to take her hot chocolate next week. I also want to take cookies to my neighbor for staying with Jamison while she's at the bus stop each morning.
So...those are my thoughts...things I'm writing out. You know I love a good plan :)