So I have lists. I have LISTS of lists. Things to buy, things to stock up on, things to clean, things to pack, things to do. My list for last weekend got COMPLETELY done.
I did a shocking (for me) amount of baking for the debate tournament and dance practice. All the errands got done. As well as a few extra loads of laundry.
With a halfway warm day on Sunday the Saint put the Christmas lights on the house. (Um, NO they have not been turned on, nor has the garland for the front door been put up, thank you very much!)
I took down all of the fall and Thanksgiving type décor and stored it away. Things are looking mighty bare, but it will make putting Christmas décor up much easier when we return from our Thanksgiving travels.
Now let’s get back to those intentions up there in the title. I have a sort of a….well, a kind of um….I suppose one would say a have a dish problem. In fact, I had the best of INTENTIONS to fill up some days of NaBloPoMo with pictures and stories. But once I fell off the NaBloPoMo wagon I saw no point in getting back on board.
Oh lord, this post had a point when I started….Oh, yes, dishes. (You thought I'd forgotten, didn’t you?) For fall I pull out my Metlox California Provincial. Years ago I saw a plate in a second hand shop and found the pattern charming. So I picked up a plate here and there over several years. I have a number of dinner plates, bread and butter plates and a large serving bowl my sainted mother found for me SOMEWHERE. (I'd been meaning to add to this set of dishes, but I just…haven’t. I’ll post another time about why.) I INTENDED to take pictures of said dishes, but never got around to it. You'll have to make do with what I snatched of the Internet.
For fall I merely compliment a portion of my everyday tableware with my California Provincial, so the switch (store everyday tableware and replace with seasonal) isn’t terribly onerous. With Christmas it’s a different story.
Over a period of several years I amassed quite a bit Spode's Christmas Tree pattern. (At a certain point I had to gently ask that folks stop gifting me with more!) Place settings, serving pieces, tumblers, stemware, oy! To say it’s a
So tonight I can tackle some cooking for the big day on Thursday. What are you crossing off of your list?