I'm Hanging on to October - Page 2
Making travel plans.
Planning the Thanksgiving menu.
Ordering the nitrite free organic turkey from a local farm.
Attending school parties, plays, pageants.
Stocking up on wine.
Whipping up gluhwein.
Washing the china.
Dusting off the crystal.
Setting the table.
Organizing play dates for the time off from school.
Scheduling the Christmas card family photo shoot.
Designing, ordering, addressing, mailing said cards.
Making gift lists.
Driving to a local arm to cut down a Christmas tree.
Dragging decorations from the attic.
Making crafts with the boys.
Documenting the whole affair.
Changing sheets in the guest room.
Cleaning, mopping, dusting, vacuuming, scouring, scrubbing.
Preparing meals. Fancy ones.
Wrapping, tying, posting.
Maintaining the allure of the Elf on a Shelf.
Writing thank you notes.
Helping the boys write thank you notes.
Running to the post office. Again and again.
And somewhere in there, making time for family, which is what really counts. This is a special time of year when we are making memories. No need for November's drill sargent tactics to sway me from what matters. The holidays stress me out, detracting from the whole point of the season's messages of thanks and glory and love. This year, I might just tell November to kiss off. And I'll close my eyes, luxuriate in the longer, cooler nights, and tell myself it's still October.
An original Deep South Moms post.