Friday, November 17, 2006

Woohoo! and aggggghhh!

On the woohoo side:
I've got all of next week off, people!!! Wednesday - Friday are official school holidays. My Monday Religion class was cancelled by the prof. My Tuesday Biology Lab was cancelled by the department. My Tuesday Biology class will be showing a movie about how sexual reproduction improves species and I asked and received permission to miss it (since I'm a straight A student in that class, she was fine with it). And I've arranged with a classmate to get her notes from Monday and Tuesday's Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology classes.

On the agggggghhh side:
I'm hosting Thanksgiving this year and 26 people are attending. I'm really happy about it, but am feeling just a tad overwhelmed. Less so now that I've got the whole week off, though.

The menu: Turkey (I'm making one and my mom's making one), stuffing (my MIL's recipe), rice pilaf (with fruit and nuts galore, for the vegetarians), roasted winter veggies, gravy, steamed green beans, salad, cranberry sauce and cranberry chutney, mashed sweet taters.

Dessert will consist of store-bought pies, a pumpkin roll (MIL is making it), and ice cream cake (for the couple of birthdays that occur within T-giving week).

To drink: Wine (brought by my Dad and Stepmom, and a couple of extra bottles just in case), softdrinks, etc.

Noshes: raw veggies, clementines, some finger foods.

Already Done: Rented 2 extra tables, linens, plates, silverware, glasses, chairs, chafing dishes.

Still need to do: Cook. Oh! And clean. And go slightly insane.

But boy howdy, this really means I'm a grown-up, doesn't it?

9 comments:

jasgrave333 said...

looks like ya got all the bases covered...

Peace

JaSon...

Gary said...

26?!? Jeez Louise, we've got 11 coming and I'm freaking out. But I get to stay home Wednesday and Sammy can help me bake some pies. Have a great week off and a great Thanksgiving!

liz said...

Yep. 26. Me, MM, & Mr. S.; BigSister, her husband, their two kids; Mom & Stepdad; Dad & Stepmom; MIL and her husband; SIL and her husband; Stepdad's two brothers, their wives, and total 4 kids; Mom's stepbrother, his wife, and their daughter.

Doesn't sound like so many when you say it like that, right? And it could have been more. One of my cousins, her husband, and their daughter isn't coming this year, nor is another cousin and his girlfriend. Nor are my grandparents. Or another uncle. It could have been 36.

Pendullum said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...
I am lookingforwardtothe post of how much fun it was....
Enjoy!

purple_kangaroo said...

How nice to have the week off!

We're having a post-Thanksgiving big gathering at our house, and I have yet to start cleaning or planning the menu. Do you think if I ignore it long enough it will do itself?

halloweenlover said...

Yum yum yum. 26 people, though? Oh my goodness.

Mummy/Crit said...

Good luck, and enjoy it! I was hoping to have an antipodean Thanksgiving this year, but the Beloved is buggering off to see his mum, so we'll have to wait 'til next year. He's going to find christmas hard, he's never been here for it, and it is weird 'cos it's always hot.

Susan said...

Yay for some time off! Enjoy it.

I can't imagine preparing dinner for 26 people. My greatest dillema, this year, is how to trasport the potato suffle' from CT to VT!

jo(e) said...

Enjoy the tiime off.