My friend sent me this hilarious look at Thanksgiving Preparation. I wanted to share it with you. Are you "On-Track" or "Off-Track"??
(1) ON TRACK SCHEDULE
6:00 a.m. Exercise, shower, fix hair and put on make-up.
7:30 a.m. Say prayers, read inspirational material.
8:00 a.m. Make bed, dress, eat cereal, nonfat milk, toast and
fruit, take a walk, and check appearance of the front door.
9:00 a.m. Stuff turkey with stuffing prepared yesterday, have
children set holiday table. (Silver was polished yesterday.) Boil potatoes(they were peeled yesterday and have been soaking in cold water overnight). Make pies (pumpkin filling, apple filling and dough were made yesterday and refrigerated) .
10:00 a.m. Listen to holiday music; check table, centerpiece and
candles. Bake pies. Whip potatoes and set aside to be micro-waved just before serving.
11:00 a.m. Put turkey in the oven.
Noon: Prepare a light meal, soup and salad for family.
1:00 p.m. Call relative long distance, make sure bathroom has toilet
paper, guest towels and soap, (of course it is swished and swiped daily).
2:00 p.m. Make last minute items, such as gravy, heat rolls and
mashed potatoes, put out butter, Jello salads and other refrigerated foods you prepared yesterday and the day before.
3:00 p.m. Doorbell rings. Greet guests, sit down to dinner. Take
small portions and allow 45 minutes to eat. Stop eating before you are stuffed.
4:00 p.m. Have everyone help clear the table and clean up the
kitchen. Sip a low calorie drink or water if you are inclined to snack on leftovers.
5:00 p.m. Take a nice long walk! with family and guests. Build a
snowman or take a ride in the country.
7:00 p.m. Come home and play cards or a board game or watch, It's A
10:00 p.m. Go to bed. Sleep like a baby.
2:00 a.m. zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
6:00 a.m. Wake up refreshed. Weigh yourself. Have a wonderful life!********************************************
(2) SIDETRACKED SCHEDULE
9:00 a.m. Leave bed unmade, start meal preparations in pajamas,
discover turkey is not totally thawed, skip breakfast.
10:00 a.m. Polish silver, snack on chips, olives, nuts and dip while
blow-drying the turkey. Put it in the oven with a Cornish Game Hen in the hole because you didn't make a stuffing.
11:00 a.m. Find family room in a mess, start stashing, find tweezers,
start watching, It's A Wonderful Life on television, pluck a few hairs on your knee caps.
Noon Eat more chips and dip, have a beer. Wake up kids, throw
a fit over their messy rooms.
1:00 p.m. Discover you don't have cranberry sauce, throw long coat
on over pajamas (roll legs up so they don't show) head to Minute Mart.
2:00 p.m. Call husband to come and get you because you ran out of
gas. Eat some of the snacks you bought, while you wait. Race home, take a birdbath, throw some clothes on, yell at the kids for not cleaning their rooms. Close the door to yours.
3:00 p.m. Doorbell rings. Greet guests, have husband entertain while
you set the table.
4:00 p.m. Eat like a pig. Have seconds and thirds, pile on butter,
salt heavily, drink several glasses of wine, don't save room for desert but then have it anyway. Tell everyone you'll do the dishes later, drag yourself to the living room and crash on the couch.
10:00 p.m. Head for the Alka Seltzer, hit the bed and toss and turn.
2:00 a.m. Sneak into the kitchen and fix a turkey sandwich, wash it
down with milk straight out to the carton, polish of the last piece
of pecan pie you bought at Minute Mart.
9:00 a.m. Wake up with a splitting headache, weigh yourself and sulk
I'm a whole lot closer to "Off Track" than I am "On Track", but I do seem to get better every year....so maybe one day, I'll actually get "On Track"!! Hope your preparations go according to your schedule.