We are hosting Thanksgiving again this year. I am excited about it. It is my favorite holiday. I like the cooking, though I hate the cleaning prior to hosting (anything).
This weekend we had only one major task for ourselves: to steam clean the carpets. We split the work. The honey picked up and returned the rental, vacuumed, and moved the necessary furniture. I ran the machine myself in order to not drive either one of us crazy. Mainly by not fussing at my honey over not doing it right. I am a pain about such things and rather do it myself instead of inflicting pain.
It seems to work for us. Get out of the way babe. I'll call you when I Need you. So today I sit in my living room feeling very proud. We tackled the carpets and the bathrooms ahead of our usual frantic leave it to the last minute "schedule".
I know my in-laws could care less about how the house looks, but I was raised the old fashioned way. Present a tidy house for company, especially for the parents! This will be our 4th Thanksgiving in a row that we host and I am feeling pretty relaxed about it. Especially because somehow I managed to schedule vacation and am working only one day this week.
Things seem to be working out perfect! I even found a great table cloth online to fit our extra large dinning table and it arrived a week ahead of schedule. After the last three stressful months at work taking time off for the holiday, despite taking on cooking the extra large meal, will be extremely relaxing.