Sunday, November 20, 2011
No such thing as control
Thanksgiving week has arrived, T minus four days and counting. I am now creating a schedule to help me understand what to cook, and when. When it comes to dinner parties, I enjoy being a control freak. Not only is the food ready (or nearly ready) to serve when the guests arrive, but the kitchen is clean, the appetizers are attractively laid out on a platter, and I'm mixing drinks or pouring wine the second the guests arrive. The mood in the chateau at those moments is serene and welcoming. Ahhhhh....
At the last minute on Thanksgiving, someone will have to be making gravy - that will be me - while someone else will be jockeying for position to pull something or another out of the oven, while someone else will be heroically carving the turkey. Everyone will be standing in the kitchen of course. I foresee mayhem!!
I will battle the forces of chaos as long as I can, but I expect that at some point on Thursday morning, I will surrender to the inevitable. Why not?
In other news I have officially stepped away from The Tell until after Thanksgiving. I miss posting here and on the Chateau Seven blog. I miss reading and hanging out with friends and all those things I used to do long ago (or so it seems long ago) before NaNoWriMo. If I were a serious writer, I would be even weirder than I already am. Holy cow, what a scary thought.
Have a wonderful Sunday, y'all. Shalom.