Hello friends, and welcome.
Today is the day before Thanksgiving in the United States, and I’ve found myself in the kitchen for most of it so far. I really love to prepare all that I can beforehand. So far I’ve made sweet potato casserole, stuffing, green bean casserole, and a pumpkin pie. Two of my daughters plan to make a few dishes as well, and together I believe we can get it all done!
Then, onto cleaning. Oh friends, I have so much to do. We don’t plan to have many people over tomorrow, but I just love to have a clean home on Thanksgiving Day. It just feels so much nicer. I hope to get a lot of that done today as well. We shall see!
I also hope to sneak in the time to complete a couple of pending orders in my Etsy shop. I will be making a personalized towel and a onesie for a one-year-old’s birthday. I might put my shop on sale for the weekend, too!
Finally, we need to pick up groceries at Walmart. I tried to place my pick up order for yesterday, but all of the spots were booked. So today it is. I truly hope that it isn’t too hectic.
As I’ve done all of this prep work, I’ve thought about how important it is to prepare my heart, too. It can be easy to become overwhelmed with a to-do list a mile long. But what really matters is that I complete what I can with a joyful heart.
I might not get it all done. That wouldn’t be the end of the world. Each day and moment is a gift, and we can enjoy our tasks while we do them.
I made soudough bread for dinner while working on Thanksgiving meals today. To be honest, I was tempted to complain because I had so many other cooking tasks to do! But making sourdough for my family is one of my favorite things, and I was able to watch a short YouTube video while doing so. It actually felt like a short break, and was really nice.
If you celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you have a lovely day tomorrow. Take care, and I’ll talk to you soon.