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Photo: Brent Hofacker (Shutterstock) We are about 10 days out from Thanksgiving, an awkward amount of days. It’s a little too early to buy your perishables and start baking pies, but only a little. There may be an entire weekend between now and the fourth Thursday of November, but pushing everything onto that Saturday and Sunday will make those two days very stressful, and you should enjoy one last “normal” weekend before The Holidays kick off in earnest. Some weekend work is unavoidable, but there are a few things you can do to spread it out and keep the next 10 days on an even a keel as possible. Everyone plans for big events differently, and some people don’t even consider Thanksgiving to be a big event, which is fair. If you only recently learned you would be hosting or simply haven’t done a single lick of planning out of sheer disinterest, do not worry: Our first and second Thanksgiving planning guides will catch you up. Check in on your team Reach out to the people who are bringing side dishes or otherwise helping with Turkey Day prep and make sure you’re all on the same page. Ask if they need any help, and let them know if you need assistance. If you need to assign any last minute dishes, desserts, drinks, or tasks, do it now so the person responsible doesn’t have to scramble last minute. Make your turkey timeline Giving your turkey enough time to defrost is […]