Countdown to Turkey Day: November 18

Heather says:

Don’t let the upcoming holiday turn you into a grouch no one wants to be around. Take a moment and look at the disaster stories pouring in for our contest. If they can laugh, so can you.

I have a few things for your to-do list today. Don’t despair, it is mostly a list of things to think about.

  • Double check your guest list, menu, and shopping list.
    • Are there enough chairs, plates, cutlery, glasses, napkins, and servingware?
    • Is your turkey 20lbs? Put it in the fridge to thaw.
    • Is there a menu item to make today?
    • How does the house look?
    • Do you have overnight guests coming:
      • Be sure you have enough sheets, pillows, and towels.
      • Are the bathrooms clean? Really?
    • If your house is in rough shape, it might be time for a round of crisis cleaning.
    • Do you want a centerpiece? Find it, buy it, or make it.


    1. saraclark on November 21, 2007 at 12:45 pm

      Is it a bad thing if I am just checking on this pre-preparation checklist today?

      I think I just passed the point of no return on the holiday preparations.

    2. Pam on November 18, 2007 at 6:09 pm

      My birthday was Oct 28th and my sweet husband bought me tickets to see Phantom of the Opera in Chicago….I was soooo excited I didn’t notice the date right away….then I saw it we are going on Tuesday returning on Wed. hosting Thanksgiving at our home on Thursday for 25 people!!! Bless his heart!! I have decided it will be …what it will be….I’ll do what I can by Monday night and then I will go and I WILL ENJOY the play! Pam, South bend