Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Reality

It's 10:00 at night, and I just got done looking at some 1/2 dozen of you showing off your table setting for tomorrow. Never one to be outdone, I thought I'd show you mine--at 10:00 at night.
It's like this for two reasons. 1. I'm not ready. 2. I'm a FREAK about dog hair. I'm afraid if I set it too early, the Nemesis's hair will float onto it before dinner. That's gross. Dog hair=gross.
I'm almost done. The turkey needs to be cooked, I need to shower, and I think the house could stand to be cleaned. What do you think?

You see the cellphone sitting there on the island? I haven't been called on that since, like, 1987 so don't go thinking I'm all cool and actually use it. I'd love to say this is just some nifty product placement for some advertisement, but this is how I work in my madness. Don't tell my mom. She's a big believer in "put things away as you cook so you don't have a mess", but I was cooking all day. I get a pass on that rule, right mom?
I don't know about you, but on Friday my mom and I will be doing this.
See the girl in the white hat and pink scarf? Yeah. That'll be me. I can't point out my mom, 'cause I run faster than her. She's probably in the back...crying. All in the name of shopping.
To make up for dragging her all over town at the crack of dawn (she doesn't know that yet), I'm taking my mom to see this...
Oh my dear heavenly love of all that is good. That's what Hugh does to me. I don't even make sense. Can't. wait.

Well...I'm off. In case you haven't noticed, I have a few things to do before dinner tomorrow. Have a wonderful and SAFE Thanksgiving, my friends. I hope your turkeys turn out and your bellies get full! Enjoy! See you in a couple of days!

35 comments:

Handmade Housewife... said...

At least you're thinking about what your table will look like. I just put my cheesecake in the oven...at 11pm :) So here I sit, catching up on blogs and eating chocolate chips out of the bag I just used to bake with. Have a happy turkey day!

-Hayley

Mous said...

My mom is a put it away as you go person too. I just don't get it what if you need more of something?? That irks me, I just dont want to spend more time wearing circular holes in my Kitchen floor!

Sarah said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I love your kitchen cabinets by the way!

Betsy said...

That is what my house looks like when I cook too. It will all be beautiful tomorrow and then you will have to clean up the mess again. Ahhhh....what we do for holidays.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Happppppppy THanksgiving to you too. cherry

HouseMama said...

Thank you for posting your pictures; it makes the rest of us feel normal. My kitchen looks the same (minus the great cabinets/countertop - love those!) Happy Thanksgiving!

Natalie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Your kitchen is soooo much cleaner than mine...when I'm not cooking...

ka1t_lyn said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too-- have a blessed and joyous day!

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

It all looks great to me. The table, the food you are preparing, the shopping, and movie. If there were lots to eat and nothing out on the cabinets, then I'd wonder where the food came from or who made it????? A great cook always has a little of this and that on the cabinet. (even a cellphone)

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Nikki said...

I make a pure mess when I cook! Thankfully I'm only in charge of making the sweet tea for tomorrow.

I can't wait to see your table when it is all set!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Michelle said...

I swear I laugh everytime I visit your blog. You are so real and funny! Well I wish you luck on your Thanksgiving day. I'm sure it will be perfect and without dog hair.

Michelle

Lacy said...

Happy Thanksging!!! I cant wait to see how you did your midnight Thanksgiving table.

tidymom said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!
Don't eat too much today!

~Tidymom

Adam & Jessica said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Chris! Enjoy your Thanksgiving. My turkey is cooking right now, so I'm free for a couple hours. Don't get run over in those crowds on Friday!

Jessica said...

I get a free pass this Thanksgiving, going to my in-laws, and looking at those pictures just gav me a panic attack. I am the hostess that stays up most of the night before trying to get it perfect. Hope everything turns out wonderfully for you. Happy Thanksgiving!

Kris said...

You are funny. I never use my cell phone either. I just can't think of other ways to spend $25 every month. (!) I am seeing Australia next week with only 35 of my friends (1/2 the group) I cannot wait! And I am still laughing about "your" shopping photo. Obviously that kid in the green up front is a newbie, he should know NEVER LOOK BACK! Just RUN!! I'm going all for the love of a Big Wheel and $8 saved for iced mochas in my pocket. I'm dragging my dad along for use of his handicap parking pass. I never said I had morals.

Happy Thanksgiving to you friend! I am grateful you started a blog!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I was sitting here racking my brain trying to figure out your cellphone comment. I totally can't read and kept thinking you were talking about cellOhphAne. It was so confusing me! Why is someone calling her out on her cellophane? Is it un-eco-friendly? Who would call her out about that?? It was so confusing me. Then my brain climbed back into my head and I realized that you were talking about your cellphone. Good gravy.

The pink hat lady...oh man, loved the face on that woman. She knows she's getting some deals!! Happy shopping and turkey day!!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Okay, so I nominated you for an award. It's a super scribbler one and I gave it to you bc girl, you just make me laugh. And I am usually at a library when I blog/check blogs so it's sort of embarrassing laughing at a screen. By myself. I get weird looks. So thank you. :o)

Jenny S said...

Hahaha! Too funny! Set your table and throw a sheet over everything. Saves time and effort!! Slow down and enjoy your day!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

You're so funny Chris..."She'll probably be in the back...crying." I burst out laughing when I read that.
Have fun on Black Friday. You're braver than I am.
M.L.

Our Complete Family said...

Ha, ha, ha!
That's so what my kitchen looked like cooking the day before and on Thanksgiving! I even decided to organize and clean out my lazy susan cabinet in the midst of it all which added to my MESS! What in the heck was I thinking?!? Clearly, I wasn't!
Hope you're finding some GREAT deals today and that the movie is awesome for you and your Mom.
Happy Friday~ Les

Saucy said...

I certainly hope it all worked out... and the shopping too.

Suzanne said...

Hope you got some great buys! My husband was out at 6 AM to score some TVs, boy did he ever! Fun fun fun!

Kelly said...

Beautiful kitchen. I had to laugh when I read the first part about table settings...with moving, my dining room table is upside down on a picnic blanket pushed to the side for the movers to move in the antique china hutch this morning.

www.deniablydomestic.blogspot.com

Jo said...

I'm so relieved to know that I'm not the only one that has the same behind the sceens look going on.

Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jo

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Hope it was all that you wanted it to be...Australia, that is. :)

AJ said...

Hope you ended up having a great Thanksgiving:) We too did the Black Friday shopping. Left the house at 3:30am and didn't get home until about 9pm! I'm still spent!
I'm not really a Hugh Jackman fan but I finally made it to see Twilight last week so now I've got Robert Pattinson at the top of my list:) There is just something about him!

bec4 said...

You are too funny! I do love the fern print in the kitchen.

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

Doesn't look that messy to me! I hope you had a great holiday. I was in a dither about my table setting......I wish I would have seen a few of the ones you posted.....I ended up picking some twigs....I think it turned out pretty good. Whew!

Tanya said...

I hope your Thanksgiving was GREAT!

How was the movie?

Stephanie said...

I love that shopping picture! Too funny :) I did the early shopping last year but couldn't pull myself out of bed this year. Oh well, I'll just pay more like the rest of them!

Jessica said...

I like your Thanksgiving table. I went and saw Australia...Hugh's hot but it was a little cheesy. The group I was with didn't like it, I was the only one that needed the cold shower afterward. :)

Anna Sophia said...

I have that same coffee machine! She is my baby, I don;t know what I would do without her. You crack me up with the comment on Black Friday shopping. Sounds just like me and my mom. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving. God Bless!

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