I am determined to enjoy the holidays this year. Seriously. I TRULY LOVE THEM but I get too caught up in the “Holiday Hurricane” of everything else, that I totally miss it. I even know better !! I’m already over analyzing what side dish to take to Thanksgiving. No, I’m not joking. It’s a mental chess match of “what did I take last year”, “what will the others bring”, “will that be enough” or “what if someone in the family suddenly has an aversion to bacon” ? (Which if the last one happens, we will give them a hug and tell them to eat in the garage.) I’m not the only one that has spent a decent amount of time Google searching “creative side dishes” and “decorations to wow the family”. And by over reaching what I can do, I face plant on how I feel about it. So here’s my plan: I vow to eat the food, put my feet up, watch some football, take at least 1 day and stay in my sweats until noon drinking coffee with the family and accept the possibility not everything has to be planned or perfect. I’m already starting to get the shakes, but it’s worth a shot.