anticipatory hostess

anticipatory hostess

this year i’m hosting thanksgiving. some may be wondering what was i thinking, and how on earth can you do thanksgiving, you’re only 28.
that isn’t too young. after going to kathleen and george’s for thanksgiving for so many years, and watching their children not host thanksgiving, even after k&g were well into their 60s (or so i assume, kathleen never lets on about her age – she’s still 25), i think it’s not right to make my parents have to host every holiday.
now, that doesn’t mean i’m gonna give up christmas quite yet :).
but a couple years ago i figured i could do thanksgiving. thanksgiving isn’t bad. enter bad circumstances where my living spaces weren’t the greatest, and that was pushed back a couple years to the current year.
and i’m prepared. i have all the seating accoutrement, eating accoutrement, and foodstuffs. nate and i went grocery shopping last night and bought turkey and other crap we need for the impending thursday. he is not enthused, let me tell you. he is very concerned about cramped kitchen quarters, but i told him he could just stay out of the kitchen and not worry about it (this is not to say that he will not be in the kitchen the night before, helping prepare stuff then).
anyway, i’m ready to go. charlie arrives tuesday night, melissa is showing up wednesday afternoon, and everyone else is coming thursday (and my grandma, who only has a 2-mile drive, i think is pretty excited about this).
so, i will be posting pictures after the big day, and i will make sure to call liz on t-day while she is stuck in indiana. i suppose we can all be thankful for indiana too.
and amidst planning and shopping, i am only at 17,000 words, a mere 13,000 behind. UGH. i don’t think i’ll be winning nanowrimo. poo.

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