First of all, let me say that all of us at Swerve hope you had a wonderful (maybe even relaxing?) Thanksgiving. In case you’re curious, we spent the morning up to our eyeballs in cooking and prep, followed by a few hours gorging ourselves. The best part? The cooks are off duty when it comes to cleaning up so there was time for a quick nap while the in-laws did the dishes!
Now that the turkey leftovers are finished, roll on December. I doubt I’m alone in loving the spirit of the holidays: decorations, carols (in moderation) and, dare I say it, even a general sense of goodwill towards all. That said, the gap between Thanksgiving and Christmas seems to get shorter every year.
This year, I was cursing myself for not having holiday cards picked out before Thanksgiving, I decided not to bother putting the extra large roasting pan back in its usual space at the top of the tallest cabinet, and I know that I’ll be rushing to get the ‘good’ table linens back from the dry cleaner in time for the next round of guests.
When you factor in various holiday parties and the inevitable kids events, I’ve realized that my mind is in holiday mode from early November until at least the second week of January, and frankly, I’ve come to realize that it’s too much for me.
I’m sure you’re all waiting with bated breath to hear my solution to all of this, but sadly, I don’t have one. My mind is too busy trying to figure out the last possible day I can mail gifts to friends overseas. That’s the best part of having a blog sometimes, it’s a great way to get something off your chest!
Happy Holidays Sweeties!