The Glorious Train Wreck Mom

This is a safe space for all train wrecks. Except here, we don't give you a puppy and a latte. We give you sarcasm and humor.

Holy mother of where is the year going!!!! It’s Thanksgiving?! When did this happen? How did this happen? It was just Halloween and now I have a turkey in my oven and Santa breathing down my neck. Are you kidding me? Make it stop! It’s going too fast!

Did you look at the calendar? Do you see what tomorrow is? It’s Thursday. Thanksgiving. And your house is going to be invaded by friends, family, and people who like to point out that your corgi sheds enough to make tumbleweeds from her fur. You’ve been so focused on what you’re going to cook, you forgot to clean. Probably doesn’t help that you’ve also been working, and driving your kids everywhere, and doing everything else. You need a plan. I’m here to help.

It happens this week. And I know you’re thinking about the turkey, cranberry sauce, and if your sister in law will insist on bringing those rotten deviled eggs. Have you forgotten anything?
How about the kids?

It’s happening. Thanksgiving is barreling down on us faster than a wind whipped Macy’s parade balloon. Soon, your house will be invaded by members of your own family. It’s enough to make an introverted train wreck hide in the bathroom. But you can’t do that. You promised to cook and bake and put on a Thanksgiving dinner that would make Martha Stewart chartreuse with envy.

Turkey time is approaching. Did you get your turkey yet? We’ll probably take our turkey out of the freezer on Sunday. My mother in law said the lady on the TV said you need to thaw it one day for every pound. With as big as this bird is I should have taken it out at Halloween. Why is the turkey so big? Because I should have listened to my mother and married an orphan.

The feasting season is at hand. Which got me thinking about food. Of course, it could be ten a.m. and I’m thinking about food. But what is my most favorite food?

Are you short on time and need some Thanksgiving shortcuts? Are you new to all of this preparation and have no idea where to begin? Here are some simple time-saving tips and suggestions to aid you if you’re a newbie. I’m certain you’ll be able to pull off Thanksgiving dinner. Even if you find yourself asking, “Um. Why is it only two weeks to Thanksgiving? I still have bags of candy from my kids. I mean, from taking my kids Trick or Treating. And we are going to have a house full of my husband’s family. Again.”

I seem to have fallen on the gratitude train’s tracks for now. But that’s OK. I like revisiting these. They help me put things in perspective.