Poor Thanksgiving. If you listened to retail, you'd think she's Christmas's less attractive, less talented sister.
As tempting as it is to dive right into Christmas each year ('cause come on, squee!) I work really hard to give Thanksgiving its due... even though sometimes I fail. But even then I contain my Christmas insanity to places like bathrooms until the pumpkin pie has been cut.
I'm excited to announce that I'm not hosting Thanksgiving this year, but I'm still looking forward to making a couple fancy little smackerals to share. And then taking the leftovers home, eating them and running 10 miles a day for the month of December. Or buying some new pants... also a viable option.
Last year, I put a thankful tree out on the day of Thanksgiving and my whole family filled it up over the course of the day with some fabulous things (butter) and some bizarre (no roaches?). This year I decided to start early; I put it out today and Mike, I, and the boys will decorate it throughout November.
So tell me... do you go all out for Thanksgiving or is November just a formality in your world?