HEY! So, how’s it going? Well, our Thanksgiving was great! We ate so much good food – we’re still bloated like ticks!
Here are some photos of the Thanksgiving Table. It was a pretty low-key dinner with only five people eating. I couldn’t find any place mats I liked, so I decided to try making some. I found some vintage Thanksgiving postcards and printed them out on 11×17″ paper and then laminated them. That seems kind of cheesy doesn’t it? Plastic place mats on the Thanksgiving table? It looked better in person I think. I hope I’m not turning into one of those people who put plastic covers on all the furniture . . . I’m laughing at myself right now just thinking about it. I’m going to start smoking and use those long cigarette holders, like Cruella DeVil, and I’ll get a little dog that I’ll carry around all the time. I’ll probably be drinking highballs on a regular basis too. It’ll be great. I have some goals now, and it all started with plastic place mats!
Okay, back away from the fantasy, slowly . . .
So, anyway, it was very nice and homey – not exactly Martha Stewart, but then again, who really wants that? The food was good, the company was excellent, the weather was beautiful and I really had things organized so it wasn’t stressful at all – which is surprising for me since I tend to stress pretty easily. This year I really tried not to worry about the little things that aren’t that important – I just went with the flow, and let me tell you, it’s a lot more fun than freaking out about everything.
We ended up doing a kind of buffet, so that the table was more comfortable to sit at. My mother in law brought her most delicious broccoli salad which I need to get the recipe for. We didn’t ask her to bring anything – because she works and I didn’t want to bother her, but right before they arrived my daughter and I were saying, “Oh we should have asked her to bring her broccoli salad,” and she did! We were ecstatic!
So, this weekend my sister and her kids are coming for a short visit – there will be barking dogs and yelling children and chaos . . . and hopefully some laying around and watching movies and recovering from all the food!