Thanksgiving is tomorrow!! The house is already starting to smell like it, yummmmm. I hope everyone has an enjoyable and relaxing one. Yes, I said relaxing one. I think we can all agree that we're thankful for all the things were suppose to be thankful for : loved ones, being loved, a roof, good health and the like....
But one of the things I'm thankful for is learning how to enjoy the chaos that the holidays can and usually bring. I haven't always been able to do this ( perfectionist qualities suck), and it has taken me a long time. In many holidays past, I have had a tendency to get waaaay to caught up in the "what's wrong " ( house not clean enough, burned casseroles, a forgotten gift.... etc...) than the "what's right."
This year we expect approx. 24 for dinner... And I love it and can't wait! It's just not worth stressing yourself out over the details so much. Sure, everyone wants it to be perfect, but it never will be. I have learned that I enjoy the occasion soooo much more when I just chill and let it manifest the way it just does. Even better if you can find your sense of humor when things really screw up! Which also serves well to help relax everyone!
So don't sweat the burnt rolls, the late dinner guests, or the drunk uncle.... I know I won't : )
Here's a short vid of my "forever grateful" mobile in action... and my glorious hickory tree's fall leaves. I failed to mention it was 78* outside when I shot that yesterday, and all my lizards were out... so I took a quick vid of Scarlett, my unique red head!
Looks like we'll have a warm Thanksgiving this year, oh well it willl be a relaxing one.... hope yours is too : ) XO'ssssss~ ajae