I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year.
Luckily, my sister Quinn helped me with my cooking plan, I mean delegation plan.
We’ve given all the guests assignments but now I’m worried that I told everyone to bring a pumpkin pie. Or maybe no one. I really should stock up on pumpkin pie. Or you know, look at the list.
Rick is working on Thanksgiving Day and will pretty much walk in the door when dinner is served so he’s helping now by asking me things like, “Is the turkey big enough?”
“I don’t know. It’s a turkey. It’s ordered,” I reply with overwhelming confidence.
“Did you get enough appetizers?”
“I think so,” I reassure him again.
“Maybe you better get some olives,” he recommends.
I don’t know why olives will suddenly make things better but I buy them.
I also ordered a table and chairs and then noticed last night on the invoice that the company is trying to charge me a $35 pick up and delivery fee PLUS an extra $15 fuel charge. In case you’re not a math genius, that’s $50 bucks to deliver my table and chairs about ONE MILE. I can only assume they are driving a Hummer with a hole in the gas tank or their GPS is taking them through Ohio.
I’m going to have a little chat with the company tomorrow about holiday price gouging, otherwise known as, “We’ll just pick up the crap ourselves.”
And I needed to buy two tablecloths but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money because the last time I used a tablecloth was like 1994. I’m pretty sure it was in a fancy acid stone wash pattern.
And because I think it’s important to keep your eye on the big picture when hosting an event and not get mired in the details, I decided to just grab whatever they had at the first store, which happened to be Bed, Bath & Beyond.
And then, because I obviously have buckets of time on my hands with 4 young kids, I also happened to check out the selection at Home Goods, Jembro, Kohl’s, Marshalls, and Target.
Once my table is set, I’ll take a photo and whoever can guess what I spent and where I got the table cloths wins a…. hmm… let me think. Maybe a whole bunch of leftover olives.