Wow y’all. It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving. In the past 8 days, I have cooked THREE turkeys for three different Thanksgiving events (one for church, two for family) and so to say I am turkey-ed out would be an understatement. This year I did finally pop for a shiny red electric roaster and was not disappointed. It was great, my oven was free, and it cleaned up easily. I also learned a valuable lesson: do not try to use an oven bag inside an electric roaster.
Today the temperature here is 72 degrees with a 22 mph south wind. I just stuffed all my fall decorations back in the basement and am trying to work up the energy to shove the Christmas boxes up the stairs.
I have found that no matter how reluctant I am to get the Christmas decor up, I ALWAYS feel much better/relaxed/festive/whathaveyou once they are in place. Psychoanalysts say people who put up that tree early are happier than those who do not (tap into that inner child!), and there is an actual study in the Journal of Environmental Psychology that shows people who put up outdoor decorations are perceived as more friendly and approachable.
Whatever, I need to get it done!