Had a crazy great time with family and friends yesterday. Started at 7 am and promptly baked four scratch pies, roasted two thirty-two pound turkeys, and boiled and mashed ten pounds of russet potatoes. Add in the sweet potatoes, green beans, brussel sprouts, bread stuffing, maple glazed carrots, corn, banana bread and plenty of wine and it’s a crazy busy day. Oh, also got the outdoor lights going.
Of course wore jeans and a tee while the work was going on and then switched to new jeans and new sweater to serve in. Oldest daughter home for barely seventy-two hours from working in boston ma and wonders what she will wear for thanksgiving dinner. After sourcing through four closets, nothing seemed to click, and many almost tearful consultations, decided to offer up the new sweater- problem solved. Oldest daughter dressed- me, saved again by the simplicity of a ‘dress’. At the eleventh hour took the italy dress out of the dry cleaning bin and whipped it on. More appropriate for the hostess to wear a dress, anyway. It’s got stretch and pattern so it was perfect for the occasion. Nothing would show while cooking like crazy and I could move in it. An every day dress for thanksgiving dinner. Only one shot of it, crazy busy making dinner for sixteen.
Takeaway? Hand off the new things to the daughters and pull from the laundry pile to keep peace. Make sure it’s got pattern and stretch.
Hope everyone had a wonderful day with family and friends. So grateful for life’s many blessings.
dress and sweaters on two oldest daughters | Worth New York Fall Winter 2012 love the perks of work