This meant I was able to
- run by the grocery store for one essential ingredient that had been forgotten in the three other grocery runs we've made
- get three of the sides either completely done or done to the point that they will just need to be popped into the oven tomorrow
- find the turkey roasting pan--this is one of those things that home de-clutterers always tell you to get rid of when they go through kitchens, but I am always thrilled I have it for Thanksgiving
- get serving plates and utensils out
- and eat dinner and I still have time to stitch a few minutes tonight.
I do still need to clear off the kitchen table so I will have a "staging area" for tomorrow. If Nature abhors a vacuum, Dearly Beloved abhors a clear horizontal space--he feels it needs to be covered with something immediately. We call it his piling system. I have been dealing with this for over 35 years and it isn't getting any better so I may as well tolerate it--but it does mean that periodically it has to be dealt with. And I am dealing with it tonight. Bwaa-ha-haaaaaa!
Actually, I think I'm going to stack everything in one of the boxes I snagged from the office for a Good Will trip and let him sort it out later.
Tomorrow is reserved for feasting and stitching. I can't wait!