Yesterday simply got away from me.
I dropped Chase off at school for a brief chat with one of his teachers and had planned to go straight home and dive into cleaning my office/studio and getting organized for the week. Instead I stopped at the grocery store and did my Thanksgiving shopping and from there, just kept adding one more thing, until it was 2:30.
I came home for a few minutes and then turned around and did the taxi mom thing for another 90 minutes plus. I did exercise early in the morning, but did NOT take time to eat — so I succumbed to pumpkin (chocolate chip) bread and then feeling totally exhausted at 9:00pm made hot cocoa for everyone (with whip cream and sprinkles) and drank TWO cups!!
Let's just say today is a new day and with only two days to go, I'm back on track.
My tip for today is to prepare some "Thanksgiving" recipe that you can anticipate savoring — even if you're not preparing or hosting the meal, select some yummy recipe and prepare it with plans to share!
Here's mine. I was going to simply type the recipe in, but then realized how much I LOVE pulling a "loved" recipe card from my file. I used to wonder why my mother's recipes were so hashed and now I'm the middle-aged mom with a box full of floured, smeared and stained cards. Life is good.
Corn Casserole btw, is a favorite from the midwest. I started preparing it when I was served it in 1992 at Geof's aunt's house. I can't imagine Thanksgiving without it now — it's the perfect complement to stuffing and mashed potatoes. If you've never had it — give it a try. It's easy and can be made a day or two ahead and reheated.
and … ONE MORE THING.
If you have time this weekend. Register for my FREE class, at BPS, called Cocoa, Daisies and Stacy.
In it, I share all of the pages and projects I created with the November Cocoa Daisy kit, and I walk you through the creation of a really cool (totally exclusive) 1-2-3-4-5 acrylic album by Clear Scraps.
I'm using my album as a summary of 2008 and a celebration of the TOP FIVE things I've learned …
Once you prepare the album itself — you can add your mark, from front to back … totally FUN. The cute rubber stamp alphabet shown here, is here.
Hope to see you in class!