We leave for Thanksgiving in Massachusetts at 4pm on Tuesday. We're driving up the east coast and hoping to arrive at some time in the wee hours of Wednesday. We'll be there for about 48 hours before we're waking up on Friday around 3AM to turn around and drive back to Virginia for a wedding. Between now and then I have about 200 little things to take care of.
I need to pack, obviously. And not only for our time in Massachusetts, but for the wedding we're attending back in Virginia next Saturday and the rehearsal dinner the night before. I bought a dress for the wedding the other day from Target (my bank account was happy) and it's so cute. Might even double for Christmas party dress. But I digress, we're also hoping to get a little family photo taken over the break for our Christmas card, so at some point today I need to pick out outfits for that. I can't have us clashing in our Christmas card photo!
Today I'm headed to the grocery store to buy ingredients for pecan pie. Pecan is my favorite pie, and I typically eat it as my "birthday cake" each year since my birthday always falls right around Thanksgiving. As I type this, J is sitting at his computer calculating calories in it, per my request. This will probably bring on a cry fest when he tells me one slice of pie has 1,110 calories and 80 grams of fat. I will still eat it, but this way I'll remember to only eat 1 piece instead of 5. Not that I've done that in the past...
*This just in, don't read unless you like expanding the size of your hips and bottom...
PW's pecan pie and pie crust has 947 calories and 65 grams of fight in an eighth of the pie. Sorry to ruin your day! It looks like I might need to find another pie crust recipe that doesn't add 600 calories to a slice.*
At some point, I need to get my eyebrows waxed. If I look back on how long it's been, we might be looking at months in double digits. Oops?
We need to do laundry. At the laundromat. Our last trip! Which brings me to our next thing to do, get the keys tonight to our new house WHICH HAS A WASHER AND DRYER, PRAISE THE LORD! But today we're making one more trip to our laundromat down the street to have some clean clothes for the week.
And somewhere in this busy day, I need to find time for the gym, and more importantly I need to come up with something for my kids to do for 2.5 days of school they have this week. I know they're gonna be off the wall since they have a break coming up, so this week is a lot more behavior management than teaching.
The thing I'm looking forward to the least is bathing the dog. She's a total spazz in the bath, but she needs one. And more importantly, I don't want her being the "smelly" dog on Thanksgiving day. That would be so embarrassing.
So I'm off! Off to accomplish a thousand little things and maybe find a little time to enjoy the rest of my weekend.