Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wednesdays Question

It's Wednesday so that means it's question time. It's time to ponder and then answer just one question. Okay, you can add all you want as a reason for your answer too. We'd all like that.

So here's this weeks question: What are your plans for Thanksgiving? If you don't celebrate Thanksgiving what is your plans for your next holiday?
Hubby and I no longer host Thanksgiving for our family. We've been doing so for many years and the last couple we've ask for more help. No one lifted a finger so we're done. I love my family, but they figure we can do all the work and the clean up too. We're going to have a quiet dinner for two. Very simple and not much work.
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  1. I am planning a beach holiday just for me and hubby..sounds exciting!!

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    1. A nice warm beach sounds like a great time indeed. It's cold here. Not too bad, but it's cold enough. :)

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  2. All the fam from both sides are gathering at Dtr #1's home. We are bringing a couple of side dishes. I will help clean up. Easy peasy for me
    This year.

    Mucho hugs, honey...

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    1. Easy peasy is what we're doing here too for the first time in many, many years. :)

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  3. MotherDear still wants to do the big traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings and so we shall. I will do all of the veggies and sides prep and chopping for her, as I have for several years now. She prefers to do it all herself as she always had in years past but turning 80 has forced her into make some concessions these days. Like naps. Bless her heart.

    You and Zane will enjoy your intimate dinner with no muss and no fuss!

    big hugs xoxo

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    1. I can remember the last year mother did the big meal. She wanted to and we let her. It was most wonderful. The following year I took over. It was bittersweet. :)

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  4. We celebrated Thanksgiving the first year we were in New Zealand. Since it's spring, none of the fresh veggies are right, and it's only American's who buy turkey this time of year, so it was $65 and there were no left overs. We are not celebrating it this year. :)

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    1. I remember how expensive that was. I wouldn't celebrate it with turkey either. That's why we are having chicken. :)

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  5. Give thanks to God for His goodness, mercy, compassion, love, and many blessings and hopefully go to the zoo if it's not too cold.

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    1. I do that every day Karen. Everyday. :)

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  6. My family always rents out a hall and everyone brings something. This year will be extra big, as it is my grandma's 90th birthday.
    Have a lovely day!

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    1. How fun Christine. We used to do that many years ago. Huge family on my ex-husbands side. It was grand fun. :)

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  7. We were supposed to host, but my SIL is throwing a fit about it (she's not my biggest fan...and always the source of our predictable holiday drama ;) ), so we may end up at the in-laws. We have all the food already, so it'll make things easier on my MIL if we go there. :)

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    1. Oh the holiday drama. There's one in every family. Sigh. :)

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  8. Dear Sandee, I will be cooking with my daughter and my son will enjoy the results with us. xo Catherine

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    1. You two can cook too. Michael is one lucky son. :)

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  9. I'm doing a turkey leg, sweet potato and cranberries just for me. I will curl up with a book and maybe stay in my PJ's all day as I'm sure no one will stop by unannounced.

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    1. Yep, I'm sure no one will be bothering us either. :)

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  10. I used to go to a friend's house who didn't like turkey and didn't cook etc. SO, this year I am staying home and cooking my own turkey and the fixings. I cannot wait. I will have lots of company in the form of furry kitties and one dog.Not to worry, they won't get turkey which is not good for them. You have a wonderful Thanksgiving Sandee. That sounds like a great way to do it. Take care.

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    1. I'm glad you're staying with your babies for Thanksgiving. That is so nice. :)

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  11. It is just hubby and me this year at Thanksgiving, We are goint to the casino to eat lunch and have a little fun afterwards.

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    1. How fun honey. I'd like that too. Enjoy. :)

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  12. i am actually having two meals, lunchtime at the fern house and dinner at the mayor's. i will for sure eat light both times though!

    smiles, bee
    xoxooxox

    ps: roche' says he's going to his boyfriends house!

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    1. I know you'll enjoy your holiday. You always do. Roche is a hoot isn't he. Yes he is. :)

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  13. For many years I had a huge dinner for all my kids, then a divorce and for a while my new hubs would go to my daughters, but he is not a fan of being away from home (as we traveled) his FB game is all he want and so we stay home and like you will be having a dinner for 2.

    Would love to have you stop by and link up!
    Have a great day!!!

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    1. Just the two of you is a good thing. If you're good with it then all is good. :)

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  14. Our son and his wife and our grandson well be joining us at our house. With the little woman on "Light Duty" for 6 weeks I'll be doing most of the cooking. I'll have the best cook I know there to supervise. I actually look forward to it ... go figure. c-)

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    1. You'll do fine Odie. You're a good guy and we all know it. :)

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  15. This year our family is gathering at our home. Of course, there are only eight of us,so we can gather around a single table and give thanks for all of life's blessings. Have a blessed holiday.

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    1. We'll do the same here my friend. We have much to be thankful for. :)

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    2. There was supposed to be a second video on my post that got dropped somehow. It's back up now.

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    3. And it was a great one too. :)

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  16. I think I ran across this question here already or I'm losing what's left of my mind. Either way, here goes. We did a big Thanksgiving at our house for years, but this year it's going to be on a smaller scale. Nuclear family. I'm just not feeling like doing up a big production.
    I'll be glad when I see the tail end of 2013.

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    1. You may have seen this question before. I'm not sure. Perhaps last year? Anyway, the big production is not what we want anymore either. :)

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    2. You asked what we did for the holidays on 10/8/14. I chose to talk about Thanksgiving. That's why it sounded so familiar.

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    3. I guess this issue is still stuck in my craw. Could be that simple. Sorry I've done this too often. :)

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  17. Sandy, i'm sorry your family behaved that way. We go to Grandma and Grandpa's house, and we bring some food, and Grandma cooks stuff in the days before so it's all ready, and my brothers bring stuff, and everyone helps cook and clean after. It's a family time.

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    1. And last year I had an impingement in my left shoulder during Christmas dinner. They still didn't help. They just sit and watch us work. Oh well, not this year. :)

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  18. I'm driving to Clovis on TG morning to spend the rest of the day at my sister's.
    I will drop PHG off in Sac to spend time with her son.

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    1. Sounds like a good plan to me. Spending time with family is a wonderful thing. :)

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  19. I was considering going out for dinner because I have one day off for Thanksgiving and I always end up doing all the cooking and the cleaning. My daughter didn't like the idea of not having our house to come to for dinner so she said she would do it all. If she doesn't stick to her word and do the clean up afterwards, next year I will go out

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    1. Yep, I hear you. It's tough to get folks to help. As we get older it's harder and harder to do all this work by ourselves. :)

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  20. I'm looking forward to a quiet little Thanksgiving dinner with just me, hubby and the girls.

    Hope you're having a great week Sandee! Smooches to Little Bit!

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    1. We're doing the same thing and I'm so looking forward to that. :)

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  21. We've already had Thanksgiving, but I wouldn't mind having another one.

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    1. It's a food overdose kind of holiday isn't it. :)

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  22. Since we moved down here we've had TDay with frineds who have included us with their family- this year tho' we're branching out and having some new friends over- and since they really don't like turkey- what the heck we'll have a little ham.....why not!
    I do miss having the kids with us- maybe next year we will rent a nice place up north and cook up a storm with all of us together!
    Have a great time with Zane and Little Bit!

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    1. As long as you're having a great day then that's all that matters. Family is good, but sometimes just your mate and your precious dog are all that's needed. That and a thankful heart. :)

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  23. Will probably go to my dads in south London for Christmas that is our next holiday here :-)

    Have a holidaytastic day :-h

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    1. That should be a fun holiday. I used to love Christmas and all the frills. Now, not so much. :)

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  24. Not sure yet. I know we are staying home. I ordered a fresh turkey from the milkman. It arrives on Wenesday. I'm supposed to take it easy, so cooking a HUGE dinner isn't what I need to do. Someone suggested the Thanksgiving buffet at the swanky casino up the road. We might do that. I'll just cook the turkey for a regular meal (or just purchase the sides). I'd like to drive up to Canada to get some meds i can't get here.But that may get usurped for working on stuff at home that I talked about on my lastest blog post.

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    1. I'm looking forward to the first quiet holiday in years and years. I know whatever you two do will be fun. That's just the way you roll. :)

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  25. We are hosting our closer family members. Probably 10-15 people. I enjoy it very much, but I am very spoiled and rich in caring family. They will help in any way I ask.

    I hope you and Z have a lovely quiet holiday!!! You deserve it.

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    1. I know you love to entertain. Good for you. Having family is a good thing, but they have to help. You've got that. :)

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  26. We don't have thanksgiving here in Australia but I am more than willing to eat lots of chocolate & ice cream in celebratory support of all my American blogging/cartooning buddys.
    Have you seen this awesome Thanksgiving movie called Free Birds??? Here's a link to the trailer. It's hilarious.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbkietItjNc

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    1. Go for the chocolate and ice cream. I think that's a great idea.

      Loved the video. I'd not seen it before. :)

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