Organizing my thoughts for Thanksgiving

What would I do without a blog?  Waste a lot of paper?

Gotta figure out what exactly what I need to do today, and make a timeline for what I need to do tomorrow.  So that’s what this blogy will be about…..

My house is clean except for the mess I made working on Liesl’s Christmas present last night (which I realized I need to hurry up and finish and mail), but that should be easy to clean up.

Tonight, I need to

Make yeast rolls for tomorrow (get started on this asap)

Prep sweet potatoes (peel, cube, boil, mash – everything except streusel, which I might mix tonight)

Prep mashed potatoes (peel, cube, boil, mash – although I’ll add seasoning etc tomorrow) (actually might no mash these)


Make the pie in the morning – also whipped cream, and sugared cranberries

*Don’t forget to let turkey come to room temp before cooking

*Also make turkey stock

Start turkey….um, around 1pm (about 3 hours cook time, 45 minutes rest)

Gravy, of course

Bake sweet potato casserole

Saute onions, prep mashed potatoes, and bake when sweet potatoes are done

Bake rolls around 4pm

I feel like I’m missing something, but I’m hoping that’s because I’m not worrying about stuffing or greens.  Hm.  Although some of this might change if the stuffing/greens end up needing to be cooked at my house.  Which would be totally fine of course.

I did not want to get out of bed this morning.  I know I know, that’s the most normal thing ever.  But still.  I just finished a cup of coffee which was mediocre and has not made me feel any more alert than I was already.  Bah.  Also my throat is very vaguely sore, which probably is from drainage as I forgot to take an antihistamine yesterday.  At least I hope that’s what it’s from!!

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I'm a young, childless widow who is trying to figure out the best way to deal with the world in light of my late husband's suicide. It's harder than I ever imagined it would be, but somehow at the same time I am still alive and even happy sometimes.

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