Whats everyone doing for Thanksgiving??

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   Posted 11/23/2009 2:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone and Happy Thanksgiving!!!
We(Jayson and I)are having the holiday over at the club house at my mom's senior building as both are apartments are too small to hold everyone.  It will be my daughter,Barbarann and her husband and 4 kids and my mom of course and my brother Randy.  I was surprised by having Randy there as he usauly spends Thanksgiving with his family but this year his wife said "why dont you spend it with your mom?" she wants to spend it with just her family??????? I though when you were married your husband IS your family?  But I am thrilled to have him there as he seems to get everyone talking lol.  I am not looking forward to the food however.  Seems for the past few months I have lost my taste for most anything dang it and I want it back!!!!  It all tastes like cardboard.  Do any of you have problems with this???  Anyway it will still be a fun time to be with all the kids there, and ppl I love.
Happy Thanksgiving!!! 
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   Posted 11/23/2009 3:14 AM (GMT -6)   
We will be having Thanksgiving at my son's this year. I quit putting on the spread several years go. I had both holidays at my home for many years and to be honest I just got tired of doing it all. So, I told my children since they are grown and have families it was time for them to start their holiday traditions and we would be the guests. The kids love taking turns at their homes each year and it has worked out great. My brother and his wife usually join us.

I hope everyone has a great turkey day.


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   Posted 11/23/2009 3:32 AM (GMT -6)   
awww in NZ we dont have thanksgiving. but iv seen it on tv :)
hope you all have a lovely time
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   Posted 11/23/2009 3:40 AM (GMT -6)   
This year probably going to my goddaughter's. She's having her father's side of the family for the first time this year, and even though I'm on her mother's side, she made sure to tell me there was a place for me. She is such a sweetie.

Karen - so glad to see you post! I have to say my appetite changed after my lumbar fusion surgery and hasn't returned since. Oh, don't get me wrong - I still eat, but don't have a taste for much. The things I used to really love I shrug my shoulders at. So you're not alone.

Hugs to everyone!


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   Posted 11/23/2009 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
We to in Australia dont have Thanks Giving.
I to have only seen it on TV.

Can anyone tell me what is all about?
Sounds great!

Babycakes we miss out awwwwwww.

Punchfit x

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   Posted 11/23/2009 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
QTKaren, hey nice to see you posting...hugz...
Thanksgiving will be here at home with hubby and daughter flying home from college...
kinda quiet here and I'm just baking a small turkey breast...

Punchfit, this would be something Chutz is a lot better at explaining...but you could
do a google search on Thanksgiving, perhaps to get more info....hope that helps some....
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   Posted 11/23/2009 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
QT My first plan was to go to the hospital where I retired and my husband works because they put out a nice spread for Thanksgiving. Our youngest daughter was going to be out of town and I thought (silly me) our oldest would have plans too. She didn't so I'm cooking here. My hubby works until 3:30 and our oldest daughter her boyfriend, and my girls Godparents will be here for dinner and our youngest said she'll be back in town probably by the time we eat so they will come for a sandwhich and pie. I tried really hard to get out of the cooking but........

I'm the kind that will have most of it done before Thursday except for meats, potatoes and gravy. I already made my salad, have made dressing and froze it and will do pies, peel potatoes, set table on
Wednesday so all I have to do is cook the meat, boil tators and stir up gravy. If I don't do it that way I am a b*t*h to be around the day of.

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   Posted 11/24/2009 1:01 AM (GMT -6)   
PALady and I just talked about this on another post, but I want to state it again for all the people in the same situation. Nothing, I'm doing nothing for Thanksgiving. Well, to be honest, I'll walk the dogs, read, putz around the house. This time of year is challenging for people with no/little family; I'm not depressed about it, it is what it is and I've learned to accept it. I think what's a little bothersome is the assumption most people have is that everyone participates in the holidays, or has family to go to, TV commercials are the worse; Oh, and the feeling I get sometimes that people think I'm a sad person b/c I don't participate in the holidays. One of my friends told me a story once that sums it all up for me: It's Christmas season, my friend works for a small non-profit, employees have cubicles. The director, who's big on xmas announces at a staff meeting early part of December that she's having a xmas decoration contest and whomever shows the biggest/brightess spirit decorating their cubicle will win a prize. The festivities commence, but my friend does not decorate her cubicle. A week later the director asks my friend into her office and confronts her about her lack of holiday participation. My friend explains that she is Jewish and does not participate in Christmas. Director says she doesn't understand why she cannot just get into the "spirit" of the season and that her behavior shows lack of team spirit and group cohesiveness. My friend explains that to her, Christmas is a Christian holiday and being Jewish it would go against her religon. Director, not getting it at all and frankly doesn't really care, says can't you just get into the "spirit" of the season, friend says, "That spirit you're talking about is Jesus, not decorations, parties or presents."

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   Posted 11/24/2009 2:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Big Lucy,
I am so glad you posted this. Even though I'll likely stop in at my goddaughter's this year, if she wasn't having the holiday festivities I'd just be staying home. And I've done it before many, many times. Christmas will be that way for me this year, as most everyone is going to be out of town. Yes, there are always some places I could beg my way into IF I wanted to, but generally I don't much care. And I know neither you or I want people to pity us. What I do miss is my cat! He and I had our Christmas rituals, believe it or not! And who know, if I have more of an idea of my future, I may just have that kitty for Christmas.

But people do need to think that there are many people who would like to have somewhere to go but don't, and others who don't particularly care to celebrate the holidays for religious or other reasons. I heard Christmas songs on the radio starting already and I kind of winced. This isn't being posted to in any way communicate that others shouldn't enjoy whatever they want to celebrate fully, but it's good to remember not everyone thinks the same way.


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   Posted 11/24/2009 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I have to agree with PA and Big Lucy. Since my folks died I typically don't do anything for either one of the two holidays. The BF and I will exchange gifts on Christmas but we never did anything special. In fact we refer to our Christmas ritual as having a Jewish holiday since we would usually go out for Chinese food.

The only reason that I'm cooking this year is that I'm the stranger in a strange land and I'm not all that excited about going to a holiday dinner at people's houses who I met only a month ago and have only seen twice in that time. So, instead I'm cooking here at the house for just me, the BF, and his father. We're not doing a big spread, it's just gonna be turkey and the 3 dishes that they requested. Other than that, we're gonna sit, be comfy, and do as little as possible.
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