Today there are two things to do. First, if you’re hosting it’s time to decide: who, when, and where. Even if you have family obligations on Thanksgiving itself, many people would enjoy a gathering on the following Saturday or Sunday. Sit down with pen and paper and decide where and what time dinner will be served. Create a tentative guest list that notes any allergies or dietary restrictions. It’s easier to plan around a gluten or nut allergy than it is to rework a menu.
Your second to-do? Find the dining room table. Hey, don’t look guilty, we all do it from time to time. Horizontal surfaces are a magnet for paperwork and odds and ends. Clear it off today. Give it a good polish. If you have placed any leaves or extensions in storage, pull them out and check for spiders or other friends. If it doesn’t cause problems go ahead and install them. Otherwise, place them in a convenient location -write it down-.