Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Preparations

Three kids, two grandkids, two in-laws, one boyfriend, one angry ex-husband, one Alzheimers patient and a partridge in a pear tree.  It's shaping up to be our normal dysfunctional family gathering for Thanksgiving . . . and I can't wait.

Amy and her boys arrive in Kansas City tomorrow evening.  By the time we get back home, the other kids - including the boyfriend - should be waiting.  The in-laws arrive Thursday morning.  That's ten people for Thanksgiving dinner, and eight in the house through the weekend . . . a two bedroom house.  People will be sleeping on the couch, the floor, air mattresses - any place they can find a spot.

Tonight and tomorrow are dedicated to food prep and a light house cleaning.  I see no point to deep cleaning - no one will be able to see the dirt between all the bodies and luggage.  

I will be a little scarce on-line through the rest of the week.  There's a Thanksgiving puzzle and (hopefully) a book review set to post automatically, but I probably won't be visiting you all and commenting until next week.  Hope you have a wonderful holiday and much to be thankful for!


  1. Haha, I like the comic :)

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Hope your house doesn't burst!

  2. How fun! I bet you are looking forward to it all! Enjoy your time and I hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving!


  3. I love when big families cram into small areas. Sound a lot like my family holidays :) Have a a great day!