Random Reflections

Friday Five: Thanksgiving

1. Did you go elsewhere for the day, or did you have visitors at your place instead? How was it?
I traveled a good 7 minutes to my parent’s home for a Thanksgiving meal with my grandmas, my sister and brother-in-law, and my niece and nephew.  It was wonderful! We are blessed to all live right her within 10 minutes of each other.  No holiday travel required!

2. Main course: If it was the turkey, the whole turkey, and nothing but the turkey, was it prepared in an unusual way? Or did you throw tradition to the winds and do something different?
We had a very traditional Thanksgiving meal and it was delicious! Turkey and all the trimmings.

3. Other than the meal, do you have any Thanksgiving customs that you observe every year?
Our church serves an annual community meal on Thanksgiving – serving nearly 400 meals.  My holiday usually involves going there for awhile to greet helpers and guests.

4. The day after Thanksgiving is considered a major Christmas shopping day by most US retailers. Do you go out bargain hunting and shop ‘till you drop, or do you stay indoors with the blinds closed? Or something in between?
I avoid the stores at all costs!  I usually spend the day putting up Christmas decorations and catching up with friends or former youth who are home for the holiday.

5. Let the HOLIDAY SEASON commence! When will your Christmas decorations go up?
I have half already up!  I put my outside lights up the other day when it looked like the last warm day.  My tree is up as well and will be decorated tomorrow. Bring on the holiday!

And now like my presents to be, I tag:

Kailey
Midwest Nest
Kate
Jennifer
Angela

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