Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Stress-Just NOT Having It!

Well it hasn't hit me yet....wondering why not.  Usually I'm all panicked that my house isn't clean enough or I'm not that good of a cook so what is people going to think of my food!  That's a lot of pressure to put on someone and I guess at 41 (yes almost 42) I'm getting to the point of I know I can't stress or I get sick!  Wow I'm so happy I'm finally beginning to see the light.

My house will look lived in- not messy nor extra extra clean.  Really with a 8 & 6 yr old kids what good is it to spic and span the house when in an hour something is going to get messed up anyways.  Lived in is just fine for me.  Now when my mom comes in Dec maybe I'll do a lil extra scrub here and there but I'm not busting my butt.  My hubby will be happy that's for sure.  I usually have a list of 10 things for him to do and maybe he gets 2 done- so that eases that stress of getting upset with him too. 

As for cooking...hell after all these years I think I got the basics down!  Simple menu and all the usual thanksgiving suspects (turkey, mashed potatoes, mac/cheese, greens beans, rolls.....).  I'm no Martha Stewart so why try to be!  Part of me wishes I was more into decorating but hey I keep that for Halloween, Christmas, and Easter. 

Simple this year people SIMPLE!  That means lil stress on me than I'm all for it! 

So THANKFUL!
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2 comments :

SenoraG on November 23, 2010 at 3:42 PM said...

WTG!!! I used to stress really bad, no more. Maybe it's hitting that 40 mark and I realized I am grown up, this is me and how I cook, clean, etc do deal with it or not. Things are so much better now.

I am having the whole family over for a traditional Italian thanksgiving. I am working tomorrow when normally I cook all day and know what? I am not stressed at all. It will get done!

Happy Stressfree Turkey Day to you and yours!

PinkMama on November 24, 2010 at 10:59 AM said...

Senora~ Thanks! Yes I think the older I get the less I let things bother me. Your right...this is how I clean and cook...deal with it! Love it! Enjoy you holiday and NO STRESSIN :)

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