I’m so messed up on the dates. I never pay attention to the calendar. I have been thinking for two weeks that this coming week is Thanksgiving. Nope . . it’s not. I told Vince . . it’s a good thing I found out because I was going to take the turkey out to start defrosting on Monday (tomorrow).
The plan was for Addie to come here on Tuesday after school but the school district has decided to shut down and do online classes Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving so Nicole asked if I would do that here and, of course, I said yes so I thought she was staying today, through Thanksgiving and maybe even through the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Nicole said “You’re a week ahead . . that’s next week!” Darn it. I was so sure we had this coming week together.
While they were here for lunch, Addie told me that she wants to make pasta; she wants us to put a blowup bed in the sewing room so we can sleep with Boots; she wants us to hang the bird feeders (that we had to take down when they cut the trees); she wants to make cookies and help with Thanksgiving dinner.
I’ve been talking to her about starting things. She doesn’t do well with finishing what she starts. We’ll start making cookies. She’ll mix it all up but when it’s time to roll out the dough, she wants me to do that. Then she’ll ice a few and she’s done. So, next week (or whenever it is she’s here!), we’re going to make a list and prioritize. Whatever she wants to do first, we’ll do it but she has to stick with it . . start to finish, including cleaning up, or we’re not going any farther with our list. It’s time she learned . . but we’re not going to let her see all my started knitting and quilting projects! 🙂