There are two things people ask when looking at our Thanksgiving plans. Why? and How?
The why is a complicated answer, and mayhaps I'll get to it soon. But the how is much more straightforward, and I have to write it out anyway, so no reason not to go ahead and do that here. Also, it will help me next year as it's always easier to edit than it is to write from scratch.
The two keys to the how, I've found, are clear plans and lots of help. As my helpers have gotten more able, our feast has gotten more complex. We surely love the week of Thanksgiving - even Paul, who doesn't generally love things he deems to be less than necessary, has learned to love it.
So, the countdown involves times, days, and names of doers.
Usually, this countdown is on notebook paper or notecards, but this year, I shall be official.