It’s that time of year again. Family members are coming over, groceries are being bought in (extreme) bulk, and the air is getting a little more crisp. As far as Colorado is concerned it’s been winter for awhile now and the snow is on and off. It seems that during the times of the holidays that things get a little more cozy, but tense at the same time.
In cases where your family is hosting the grand dinner of Thanksgiving I think we can all agree that we’ve either been to a dinner or had our own where you contemplate ripping your hair out. My advice? Prep. And prep again. Then prep the prep of the prep. Ok in all seriousness if you’re going to tackle the whole sh-bang take it in strides and make sure to really plan things out. Prep your food, prep your home, but prep yourself. Have I said “prep” enough?
Take some breaths and enjoy the time that you have. Buckle down for some embarrassing stories but good times. Also, prep for that drunken family member that might say too much – just in case.
In any matter take it easy and don’t be so hard on yourself. Really take the time you have off OFF. Kick your feet up and watch reruns of Friends for Pete’s sake! The Thanksgiving episode is arguably the best.
Cheers and Happy Holidays!