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susie09
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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and, I was wondering what my pink sisters are doing for the holiday.

Are you hosting the dinner at your home, or, going somewhere?

And, what do you do on the day? Eat, take a nap, watch football, Christmas shop, put up your Christmas tree? What?


Happy Thanksgiving

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We are going to my sister and brother in laws for the day. Almost the entire family will be there, so, it will be a house full. ( good thing they have a huge house lol )

I am taking a relish tray with dip, a corn casserole, and, if I get ambitious, I might make some homemade rolls.

Wishing everyone a happy turkey day!

Hugs, Megan

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Since my kids are grown and are doing their own thing, I am going to my sister's house for the day. I am baking a ham and taking it.

After dinner, we will are planning to go and do some shopping.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday.

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My husband joins some of his brothers and nephews to do some deer hunting in the morning. Then we will join probably 30-35 (never sure) relatives for dinner at the homestead. (He is one of sixteen children, most of whom live within an hour of here.) We will take a large dish of whatever his sisters have assigned for us to bring -- usually a veg like squash or corn casserole.

We eat about 1:00, as some of the men are farmers who have to get home for evening milking (about 4:00 or so). Those who don't have to get back to do chores may be part of a group that goes back out hunting until dark

These are the things that go on: card games, touch football outside (when the weather is good), watching football on tv, catching a snooze out on one of the couches in the family room, visiting.

We get home early enough in the evening that I begin to think about my decorations for Christmas and winter, although I wait to start until Friday. I do not shop either Thanksgiving Day or that weekend, as I do not like to shop, let alone when there are a bazillion people out in the stores.

Sometimes we have green Thanksgiving Days; sometimes we have snow (not lots) on the ground.

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I decided to make homemade bread instead of the rolls. I've got everything I need and will be making it tomorrow. It is going to be a lot of trouble to make, as, I use my Mom's old recipe and it takes forever for the dough to rise, and then, you punch it down, and, over and over again. LOL But, it will be worth it, or, I hope so.

Rague
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Hubby will be working and as he is a tow truck driver you never know when or how much he will be doing. Yesterday - he was supposed to be offf and we were going to go to lunch at Texas Roadhouse for lunch and Golden Corral for supper - that didn't happen. He got called out to do a tow 200 miles each way so I rode with him. It was a nice day - clear and not too cold. (about 32 for high) but a very long day as 40+ miles were on a narrow ice covered gravel road, (took 2 hrs) mostly through open range so cows often blocking the road and huge antelope herds, some deer and a few elk definately made for slow going.

Actually I won't complain about him working on Thanksgiving Day - we'll have a nice night on Sunday after. He actually volunteered work to as it's just the 2 of us here so the boss/owner can go to his In-Laws a few hours away for the Day/weekend. We'll be going to Deadwood on Sunday for the night and for lots of prime rib - LOVE it. I love to play the penny one armed bandits (slots) so after we eat and Hubby gets tired of sittting 'watchiing people' he'll go up to the room and I'll keep walking Main Street til I either get tired or run out of money (don't worry - I won't spend the 'rent money' - I save up a little bit here and there that's not needed for anything and that's all I'll spend in the slots - never more than $40) . (We always stay in either the Franklin or Bullock - both are supposed to be 'haunted' but I've never seen/felt/noticed anything in either.

So no on Thanksgiving Day we will be doing nothing but having a nice evening/night on Sunday

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We are having family and friends here for Thanksgiving. I've been busy cleaning and trying to get the house just perfect! I will confess that I did have some help come in to clean the windows as our house is so big and I just didn't have the time to get the windows all cleaned. My husband wanted me to have them clean everything, but, I actually enjoy doing it. I've got my decorations out, the tables are set up and I will finish my grocery shopping this weekend. Everyone will bring something, so, the cooking will be easy for me. We will eat, have some wine, watch some football and visit. Looking forward to a great day!

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Hosting...sigh. We'll probably be havin daughter, two of her friends, 3 of our friends and a couple of relatives. Then, Katherine and her friends have talked me into driving them around at the crack of dawn for Black Friday. I think I need to revisit my psychiatrist cuz this is crazy ;-).

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Usually we have a pretty large group. But this year, since the new grandson is here, we're just having my son, daughter-in-law and baby Lincoln. Also 3 dogs--2 of theirs and our Vizsla. I make all the usual--organic roast turkey, gravy, sausage/cornbread stuffing, mashed taters, fresh cranberry sauce, a couple of vegs and a pumpkin pie, apple pie, warm cider with cinnamon sticks and something new this year--a pumpkin spice bundt cake with buttermilk icing.

Football is always on and the we schedule the meal around the games and then we usually take a nice walk with the dogs. This year, I wanted to enjoy Lincoln and not worry about entertaining guests. We always go around the table with our gratitude lists. I have so much to be grateful for!

Hugs, Renee

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I'm cooking here and I can't wait. I always said that Thanksgiving is the easiest meal to fix and I think it is. I really am not asking anyone to bring anything except desserts, as, I will have everything else cooked here. My hubby is a huge help to me! He will do anything I tell him, I mean ask LOL him to do.

I've got my Thanksgiving china dishes ready and am looking forward to having our family here to enjoy this special day.

We will toast and give thanks at the dinner table for all of our blessings, which are many.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Usually I cook for this holiday hosting between 15 and 18 people but since I am going through chemo this year and the family thinks its too much for me I convinced them to still let me host it but we are having the food catered. I'm a little disappointed but still glad that I will have my family around and won't change too much of tradition for my kids. Plus I know the food is going to be amazing cause I'm having it catered from my wonderful brothers store..Bella Italia!
Hope you all have a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs Christine

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We are leaving Saturday to go to WA to spend 12 days with our son, DIL, and their 5 girls (12,10,3,8 months, 8 months) :-) It will be a very thankful Thanksgiving. There was a harrowing pregnancy with the twins and one of them had open heart surgery when she was 1 month old. Both are doing just great now!
Angie

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I am not having it here this year, as, we are going to my sister and her husbands home. Did I say yippee? lol It will be strange to not have it here, but, it will also be nice to not have to do all of the cleaning, preparation and worrying that I do. lol

I am taking cheeseballs, crackers, pretzels, chippies and dip, relish tray and a pumpkin pie. The snacks are for watching football all day! And, I bought 4 bottles of wine to go with everything.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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What kind of wine did you buy to go with the turkey Noel? I've always drank a red, and, was just wondering if others drink a red with turkey too.

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Diane, I drink a Riesling for almost everything. HA HA So, that is what I am taking. I do like some reds, but, my preference has always been a Rielsing. I think it goes with everything.

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Thanks Noel! I think I will buy a Riesling and see if I like it. I don't think I've ever had it. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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I think you will love it Diane if you like a sweet wine. It is my favorite! Hubby isn't so crazy about it, but, he still prefers his beer. LOL

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Christine, what is important is to just be with your loved ones, and, that is what you will be doing. How are you doing on chemo?

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I am eating a lot, having it here for the family, drinking lots of wine and watching football! Main focus on drinking lots of wine! lol

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Curiosity has me asking what you're doing this Thanksgiving Susie?

disneyfan2008
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Oddly I didn't realize it was NEXT week until yesterday. We stay home-just my adult girls, grandsons (all live at home) and 2 boy friends. I must get busy since our dining room is the boys "play room) we took table and chairs out and it's all their toys. (their room at my house very small) we had family room but that is their mom's room.

so I must shift, move many toys to get our table in.

(we have kitchen counter with 4 stools we use) so not like no place to eat on avg day.

Denise

Rague
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I didn't realize it is a week from tomorrow either til this morning.

survivorbc09
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We're having the family turkey day here at our home. I've been busy cleaning places that I only clean once or twice a year. LOL My husband has been so much help to me and always is on the big day too. Ofcourse, the kitchen will be full of everyone trying to help me, so, I plan on just keeping their wine glasses filled and maybe they will go in the great room and watch football. Too many cooks in the kitchen you know LOL

I'm wishing my sisters a happy turkey day.

Jan

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susie09
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I think many of us didn't realize that Thanksgiving came so quickly. It isn't earlier than normal, is it? LOL

survivorbc09
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My hubby and I were just talking about that Susie, that it seemed like Thanksgiving was a week earlier than usual. I guess I need to go look at previous years calendars to see.

Jan

disneyfan2008
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I am lining up breast surgery and I want it asap to get it over..if next week we will be going OUT for TG dinner so I don't have to postpone surgery..I hate the wait..

Denise

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I'm so sorry to read that you are going to have more surgery Denise. Wishing you good luck!

disneyfan2008
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Megan: Thanks...

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susie09
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Thanks for sharing your Thanksgiving plans with all of us!

disneyfan2008
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Megan: Thanks...

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Going to my parents home and going to eat and drink too much! LOL My Mother is the best cook in the world and it is always a feast and a great day!

We play cards, IF, we can drag the guys away from football.

What are you doing Susie?

Hugs, Diane

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susie09
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Everyone's Thanksgiving sounds wonderful! We do have a tradition at our family dinner and that is everyone takes a turn in saying what they are thankful for. I have to admit, it can get a little emotional, but, a very good tradition.

Wishing all of my beautiful pink sisters the happiest Thanksgiving ever!

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I went to the store today and it was a zoo there! LOL I think I got everything I needed, or, I hope I did as I don't want to go back until after Thanksgiving. I told my hubby that I'd make him go and he just laughed.

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I go to my friend's house, there are usually about 10 of us there. Her husband cooks the traditional turkey, and they do rolls and gravy. The rest of us do all the side dishes. The kids run around and play, pool or video games. The adults visit and drink wine. We all eat too much.

We also take some time to stop at the neighbor's house. Our daughters are the same age and have been in the same class together all through elementary school, so they are like family to us.

Thanksgiving snuck up on me too...I realized a couple days ago that it is next week. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Hugs,

Linda

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Thanksgiving has snuck up on me too! We're off to the best place ever to have a holiday meal, and, that is my parents home! The house will smell wonderful and everything will be so perfect! There will be a lot of family there and the day and night will be filled with fun and laughter!

I'm taking the famous green bean casserole. LOL

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lex

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My house is upside down. We're in the middle of a minor remodel and the place is a disaster. Our daughter and granddaughter are visiting Dec 2-5 so we decided to ignore Nov. 22 and pretend Dec. 4 is T-Day. So hubby and me, daughter and granddaughter, son and DIL, and grandson will be here on Dec. 4. I will be cooking in my brand new double ovens! I'm so looking forward to having double ovens again. I actually want to cook this year. I think it would be fun to decorate the tree together, too, but I'm not sure we'll have all the furniture back in place. As long as I have a table and double ovens, we can eat around boxes! Ambience is not important.

Suzanne

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I am coordinating our community Thanksgiving dinner--planning on about 500 people.
Our volunteers are wonderful--returning each year to help. It is a great feeling
to be helping out families who need help. Even with the dx of BC, I still feel
blessed to be able to serve those who need it.

My son & DIL host Thanksgiving every year, so we will be going there after
the community meal is done. Looking forward to seeing the 4 grandchildren!

I always shop the day after Thanksgiving--it's in my genes, I think!

Hope everyone has a great day!

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Kylez
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That's so great Tux that your community does that. I wish more did as there are so many that will not have a Thanksgiving dinner and will be alone on Thanksgiving. Let me say thanks to you!

Happy turkey day!

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We had such a great Thanksgiving! I hope that all of you did too. Today is the last day for turkey! I think we've had enough. LOL

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DebbyM
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Susie, what are you doing for Thanksgiving? You never answer your own questions. lol

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susie09
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I had to take a nap today in between fixing some food. Is that allowed? LOL Be safe my sisters and have a wonderful day tomorrow!

You are all so special to me and deserve a perfect day!

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at home. Our daughter will be getting here in the afternoon so we will be having dinner around 5pm. Besides the 3 of us my mother is also here and 2 of our friends are coming to join us. I am sure it will be a fun time. As for the shopping....no chance.

Hugs,
Georgia

Mittensandmedwick
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Two days later lol. I went to my husbands parents house. Had a delicious turkey dinner with all the t********s. We watched some football, talked, laughed and just had an awesome holiday. One of the best ones I have ever had. I hope everyone had a great holiday

Patricia

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