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   Posted 11/25/2008 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
So 1 to 10 how is everyone doing? I'm about a 5 right now. The thought of trying to cook dinner really has me down. I don't think I can do it. All though my SIL doesn't cook. I am thankful that I have learned to say NO though. Sort of like self preservation. On the other hand at least I'm not the turkey. I'm thankful for all of you. The ones that are here alot and the ones that can't get here as often. My thanksgiving wish is that everyone can enjoy whatever plans they made and please pray for those that are suffering.
So who's next?
happy thanksgiving
Prayers,hopes and dreams!
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   Posted 11/25/2008 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Carol. I to hope that all of you have a Happy Thanksgiving, and it's also my wish that those of you who are the most ill will have a bit of sunshine in your life this Thursday.

Carol, you make such a great point about learning to say no. It's important that we don't push ourselves for the sake of others. I'm cooking the meal this year, as I do every year, but I'm doing it a little (a lot) differently because I don't feel up to preparing a big turkey dinner and getting out all the necessary things to set a big table. I've bought a ham and will fix things ahead of time. No rushing around on Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving is all about enjoying the day, being with friends and family, and being thankful for what we have. I for one, am thankful that my health has improved and that I now live in a house with no stairs. I'm also thankful that my family is happy to come over no matter what's on the menu.

Have a great, hastle-free, stress-free day, friends.

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   Posted 11/25/2008 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
For all of you who are not Americans -- let us know something about your holidays as they come up -- that way we can all pick and choose what we want to celebrate!

Here is more information on this US holiday & it's history & traditions:

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   Posted 11/25/2008 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a 9 on that scale!!  I feel great these days, with the exception of a bit of tummy stiffness and a forced lack of movement!  My muscles are wasting away!
We celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving in October.  So our next big celebration is Christmas.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!!!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

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Melissa D.
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   Posted 11/25/2008 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello All,

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! On a scale from 1 to 10, 1 being the best and 10 being the worst, I am about a 8 right now. I have been struggling with inflammation in the rib cage and lungs and it seems to be getting worse rather than better. I am the youngest of 8 children, 2 girls, 6 boys, our mother has passed away. I live in TX, my sister 15 years my senior and one brother live in upstate NY, I have always done all of the holiday cooking, it began to take the stress and work off of my mom. This year I too learned to say "NO." I can't do it, there is just simply no way. I am not up to it. My SIL's wouldn't think of cooking, so one of my brothers is cooking.

Even in this condition I try to look on the positive side of things and give thanks for the many blessings in which God has given me. My two children and my husband which God has blessed me with, my many friends that bring sunshine, laughter and support to my life. And for support groups such as this one in which I have others who can relate to the daily issues a lupie goes through. I also thank God that although my condition is painful, it is not terminal and as when I think I have it bad I can always remember there is someone worse off than myself out there. Bless you all and my you have a bountiful feast upon your table and loving friends and family in which to share it with.

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   Posted 11/25/2008 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
My ex and family were very involved in American Indian stuff, we ate a turkey so my son wouldn't feel different. I personally like a Turkey around this time of year and make it all, but have a sense of guilt about it. This Thanksgiving will likely be anything from a can, like soup. Our thanksgiving will be celebrated when my son gets home from the hospital. He just loves turkey and all the rest. We are happy not to do it all this year! Maybewe can even go out *wishful sigh*. 8 on pred!
Love, Marji
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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 11/29/2008 7:43 AM (GMT -6)   
We have our Thanksgiving a little earlier up in canada, but i get to celebrate both as my dad is from Iowa originally. I hope you all had a great Turkey day down there. I wish i could say i was a 5 but its been more like a 7 lately Take care everyone.
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