1 Week to Thanksgiving…Really?

When I went out to get the paper this morning I realized it’s Wednesday when I saw the grocery store sale papers–I’ve been having a hard time remembering what day of the week it is thanks to NaNoWriMo.  Then I realized I’m a little behind on party planning.

This year we’re staying home instead of traveling to Monte Vista, Colorado for Thanksgiving dinner.   Michael’s family in Southern Colorado have fizzled out due to relatives moving or dying.  Now there are only his memories of fifty or more people gathering for the festivities.  Kinda sad, huh?   So our party will include: Michael, my oldest son, and me…oh and two beagles and three cats.

Back to NaNo, I’ve been dreading the whole menu planning and cooking during the contest, and now it’s here.  I kind of over do it every year with dishes we’d bring down south.  Now I have to do the whole meal.  Complaining aside, I love cooking, especially holiday dishes, and my son will gladly help, so don’t feel too sorry for me.   Still, balancing the whipping of potatoes between 3500 new words of Cause for Redemption is the next challenge I’m ready to take on.

How about you?  What are you doing for Thanksgiving?  What are your family traditions?  What are your favorite dishes?

3-Day Novel Contest Entry Received

Just wanted to mention that I received notification today that the 3-Day Novel Contest has Warrant for Damnation.  Got email notification five minutes after I made a mental inquiry, wondering if they’d received it yet.  Does that make me psychic?  Anyways, they sent me the badge to the left that I survived.  Now they spend the next two months reading the entries. Still don’t expect to place in the contest, but I’ll let you know when they announce the winners.

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