Friday, November 16, 2007

Less Than a Week & it is Turkey Time!!

I just love Thanksgiving! I love all the cooking, the crisp fall weather, & the time with family. For the last 5 years or so we have been hosting the big family Thanksgiving here at our home. I love it! This house just calls to be filled with people celebrating.

As much as I love it, I notice that I get into this crazy perfectionist mode. I want the house to be spotless, everything organized & perfect, & a Martha Stewart style fall feel to the entire house. I just get completely insane. I do love the results though. Things I normally put off or neglect cleaning get cleaned, treasures are discovered as I clean out old junk drawers, & generally I feel more peaceful as a result.

So this year I am trying to enjoy the crazy prep process. Not take it so seriously like it has to be perfect, but realize that I really enjoy the end result. So believe it or not I am having fun with the super freak cleaning I am doing. I am just loving the process as well as the result.

Plus think of all the guilt free time I can take for myself when it is all done!!


Jana Eubank said...

I do the same thing, Laura! My husband thinks I'm wacko! LOL! But it feels so nice to have everything "done" for the holidays . . . house cleaned and things checked off. Have fun! ;)

Nicole said...

I used to do the same thing. I would get so flustered when things did not work out the way I wanted them to in my head. I gave up on that finally because I was never gonna get it "perfect" LOL.

croppin carla said...

I dont look forward to it this year, is that wrong? Too many obsticles in my issues and all. I dont even know what we are doing. Oh well Im sure I will hopefully have it figured out this weekend and Im sure that I will be the one cooking!

Deanna said...

c'mon over to my house any time you feel like it! ;) No really, i completely understand what you're talking about, and do the same thing. Fortunately we're traveling to other fam's homes, and no one's coming to mine. Keep up the hard work, and I love your attitude about it all!

Morgan said...

I'm relishing in my holiday cleaning this year too! I even painted the whole family room last night!! Hope your house ends up spotless and you can scrap it crazy again!!

Oh, and Happy Birthday miss Kailey!!

NikJustNik said...

Hoping it all looks perfect.. I am a bit like Nicole I strive for my version of perfection and when it does not happen I get so down hearted.. Ruins the whole day for me.. But that is for Christmas... we dont do Thanksgiving..