Here we are in the midst of November, just waking from our candy comas induced by Halloween festivities. I’ve come to the realization that we’re two weeks away from Thanksgiving and about six weeks from Christmas… Where did the time go?
Much like any other mother on this planet, I’ve gone into full blown panic mode. We as parents not only plan Thanksgiving dinner and do Christmas shopping, but there is so much more to accommodate now. Not only will I be making a variety of pies and other goodies for several family turkey dinners. (which lets face it, I’ll probably be buying from Josie Hardy’s Log Cabin Farm and taking all the glory) There’s all these other, “holidays” which the internet has so graciously put upon us such as friendsgiving, ugly sweater parties, and don’t even get me started on that blasted ‘elf on the shelf’.
Adding to the plate, my once freed up time after work now encompasses hockey for my son. Not two, not three, but FOUR times a week. (we won’t even get into the early morning practices on the weekends before 9am, lets just say I’ve never been more thankful for dry spray). The last thing I want to do when I get home after a full day at work and hockey is dinner. Murphy’s Mini Mart has proved to be a godsend in this case. Providing me with that fried goodness to comfort my cravings.
Amidst the chaos however, I have to say that I am thankful that we have so many resources in our area. Many of which are often overlooked, but they definitely help me stay sane during the holiday season. Massena is all too lucky to have locally grown goods to provide our tables with healthy holiday meals this holiday season and locally owned businesses that offer unique gift items that can’t be found anywhere else. (no matter how hard your creeping Amazon).
I will leave you this week in hopes that you will shop local this holiday season and not only support your local economy, but support a family’s dreams.