Thursday, November 22, 2007

stop me before i clean behind the fridge

Advantages of staying up until 1 am the night before Thanksgiving:

  • Getting everything tidied so I can concentrate on myself in the morning (translation: I can sleep until 10:30, worry-free)
  • Pies are baked (and I'm out of our Lilliputian kitchen while Stu takes over tomorrow)
  • Table is set, with places & dishes marked (see "OCD much?")
  • Every piece of laundry washed, folded, and put away
  • This post counts for Thursday

Disadvantages:

  • The potential for unbridled crabbiness at any moment increases with each waking/cleaning minute past midnight
  • Forgetting to put on oven mitts before removing pies from 400 degree oven, because the tired brain says "You didn't need them when you put the pies in there"
  • I will probably change the table layout tomorrow anyway; in fact, I'm already ruminating over whether the yams should be next to the green beans
  • Nearly put folded Hello Kitty underwear on the boy's pile; shrieking would have awakened me (before 10:30 am)
  • I will forget that I wrote this and have recurring panicky MUST POST moments throughout the day

Happy Thanksgiving, friends in the States!

Happy Thursday to foreign readers & those who reject bourgeois American holidays...

OH - and I put up my Thursday Thirteen guilty pleasures at A-Lister. Go there. (Please)

3 comments:

Lisa Milton said...

You silly girl - that is simply too late.

Yet, you rock, as always.

I hope everything goes swimmingly today.

Mrs. G. said...

I slept until 10:00..hope you did too. Happy Thanksgiving, Stephanie.

Anonymous said...

I hope you were able to find some peace or at least some bandages for your hands. I will come and hear about your day in the morning. Today I hurt from the big toes up to just under my ponytial. There is such a thing as too much Disneyland.

Much Love,
BFF Jen

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