Do You See What I See?
Said the Javadawn to her little fam, “Do you see what I see? Way up on the frig, little fam? Do you see what I see? A day, a day, dancing in my view. With a meal that is big for my crew. With a meal that is big for my crew.”
First of all, do not negate the dangers of sleep deprivation. This is a fine example of the potential results. 😀
Secondly, Thanksgiving is indeed visible upon the calendar on my frig. So, my dear ones, do you have your Thanksgiving menu planned? If not, this is the week! The sales are already starting. (By the week of Thanksgiving, I will have nearly all my holiday food shopping done. They run such good sales, that by knowing what I will need for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years menus, I can buy ahead.) Do you know what you need?
For our family, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, as we incorporate Sukkot – the Feast of Tabernacles – into our holiday. We decorate for Sukkot and then simply leave everything up throughout the holiday season. (We started this a few years ago, so I’m still on the lookout for Della Robbia decorations) Our “big meal” will come on the weekend, so I need to keep in mind the need for a “special” meal on Thursday, as well as our Sukkot feast.
We have gotten into the delightful habit of using my Grandmother’s china for our Thanksgiving day brunch. It feels so…. warm, so cozy, so “home” each year when we pull it out. (Last year, I was quite pregnant and considering forgoing this particular aspect of the season – the children begged me to allow them to do all the washing and dish prepping, it was that important to them. I will not question it again. 🙂 I must say, also, that being pregnant/having a new baby for the holidays was a HUGE blessing. It allowed me to see what was truly important to our family, to say nothing of allowing the Lord to work contentment in me.)
What about you? What does Thanksgiving look like at your house? Are you prepared for it? (Even if it’s just mentally)