Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Thanksgiving update

Thanksgiving was nice. We had company from the trip to the Wigwam until last Saturday, and we all managed to get along. It used to be, I would dread something like that, but this year...We even had short-notice company a couple of times, and I didn't retreat to either the bedroom or the computer room. I guess I'm growing up!

Three of our kids were home; two were in Chattanooga, and the grandkids were with them. At Christmas, we anticipate all seven being here at once. I'm already working on baby-proofing the house!

I'm trying to think of ways to make the Christmas visit even more relaxing. I figure I'll plan a menu--I have a friend who does that--and try to stick to it, as well as a schedule. Some of my children still have no concept of the amount of time that is involved in something as simple as shopping or going to the gym, so I figure I'd better schedule that stuff ahead.

The bazaar will be over this Friday. Probably until then, I won't do anything in the blog line rather than read other folks' stuff, although I have a post in mind I might get to this week. This is the week of prayer for foreign missions in our denomination, and I heard a marvelous testimony on Friday that I've already shared a couple of times. Just wait, it's coming.

Love to all, and God bless.


Tara said...

I think making a menu sounds like a great start. You could also make some foods ahead and freeze them, then just pop them in the oven or crock pot. Also, stock up on disposable dishes, silverware and cups. Nobody wants to be doing dishes when you have a houseful! You could also plan a trip to the movies, a local indoor playground or even the playland at McDonalds just so the kidlets can get energy out. Hummm, what else?

Oh, and I think the reason you were able to relax even with unexpected company was due to all the cleaning and organizing I'd read about you doing earlier in the year! Good for you, Monkey Mama! :)

Mrs. Allroro said...

Mamma, we'll be there on Tuesday! :-) Daniel took a half day off becuase he can't wait that long to see his best friend Cora. I think we'll be there around 5 or 6.