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Old 11-22-2018, 06:38 PM
 
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So I just stayed home all day. Did put the turkey breast in the oven, but that was it. Sliced it up and put it in the fridge. Maybe will eat it tomorrow. I've been eating turkey and dressing for weeks now. Our town goes nuts and has all these turkey and dressing dinner fundraisers. I am turkeyed out!

I've been lounging around reading, updating my genealogy tree, watching hallmark channel, playing with the dogs.

I look at all the pics of the families celebrating. Where do they get the energy -? lol. I feel so lazy.

If they saw what I did all day, would they feel sorry for me? Or would they want to be me? LOL
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Old 11-22-2018, 06:46 PM
 
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Our family is thousands of miles away. So it’s always been the two of us. And now that we own our own business, we get to work on Thanksgiving, just a few hours, but there you go. No one in our family likes dark meat — I’m including the cats — so right now, since we’re home, the turkey breast is roasting, I’m basting with chicken stock, with mashed potatoes and homemade gravy, yummy rolls, green beans and later coconut cream pie.

My husband could careless about tradition, but he sucks it up for me.
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Old 11-22-2018, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I can't speak for the OP, but I don't think "just" was meant in a derogatory way but rather "just the two of us" as opposed to a big Thanksgiving crowd.
That's the way I took it too. Either alone or with a crowd.
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Old 11-22-2018, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
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We invited my wife's entire side of the family, only one brother came. Her 3 other siblings and Mother declined our invitation.

One of our two sons came.

We invited my younger sister and her husband but one Neice suddenly responded to her mother's text messages and phone calls with an arrival time when she would be in town and the time did not allow my sister to join is.

So four adults, 1/3 of the invitees, had dinner together.

Hours of cooking and baking spread over two days for 30-40 minutes of meal. Is it worth it?
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Old 11-22-2018, 08:18 PM
 
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I know, right? Didn't take long for people to start blathering about their kids, grandkids, blah blah blah, none of which had anything to do with the topic.
(good grief ^^^^^)

Just my husband and I this year and our turkey-focused dog.
I really enjoyed it being just the two of us today. We spent much of the day cooking a traditional dinner together (dog camped out by oven on turkey-watch),
Enjoyed a bottle of wine by the fireplace while looking through old photo books cruising down memory lane, and marinating in gratitude.
(Dog finally sated with turkey scraps and the one day a year he gets to be up on the couch with us)
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Old 11-22-2018, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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I'm sorry to say I canceled out going to my friend's house for turkey dinner. Feel kind of guilty. But I knew she was having several people so I thought one person wouldn't be missed much.

So today was a lazy one for me, too. Had something in the fridge to eat. Watched CSI for much of the day.

But I did see some of the Macy's parade. Our local high school band (Cicero/North Syracuse district) marched and played in the parade. Looked so good and sounded wonderful. I love that stuff.

So I'm thinking of buying a pie and taking it over to her house tomorrow or Saturday. And try to explain how I got to be such a zombie.
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Old 11-22-2018, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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I have three kids but will, basically, be 'alone'. I do have my renter living here...another story!...but not doing anything just because of that. Anyway, son lives in Oregon, one daughter here will be spending the day with her boyfriend and his daughter's family. Other daughter will spend the day with her son, DIL and HER family. Have two brothers here but they never invite me to anything and they have their own kids and grandkids to be with. Have cousins here and they also have kids and grandkids to spend the day with. No invites there either but it's okay because I probably wouldn't go. I've spent so many holidays alone I'm used to it. Used to be just me and Mom but she's been gone almost four years. I never understood her sons not inviting HER to their homes for holidays. Holidays have never been the same since my grandparents died but I guess we've all 'adjusted'.


Another thing is that I've nearly always had to work holidays. Not last year because I was out with a broken hip and this year I'm just 'unemployed'...but going back soon. Never thought I'd say that. lol This will be the first year I haven't made a nice dinner, just for me, though. No ambition I guess.

Well, plans change! Older daughter got sick so didn't spend the day with her bf's daughter and family. Younger daughter spent it with a friend and *I* spent the day with her son, DIL and HER family. lol You just never know how things are going to go. lol
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Old 11-22-2018, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I'm sorry to say I canceled out going to my friend's house for turkey dinner. Feel kind of guilty. But I knew she was having several people so I thought one person wouldn't be missed much.

So today was a lazy one for me, too. Had something in the fridge to eat. Watched CSI for much of the day.

But I did see some of the Macy's parade. Our local high school band (Cicero/North Syracuse district) marched and played in the parade. Looked so good and sounded wonderful. I love that stuff.

So I'm thinking of buying a pie and taking it over to her house tomorrow or Saturday. And try to explain how I got to be such a zombie.
I'd have been much more content to eat the food I have here and been left alone.

My aunt's stepson's six year old boy was wanting me to do everything with him. He'd bounce between me and my dad. Always wanting attention.

Meanwhile, his biological father and mother have been separated for two to three years, but do not divorce. He is a school resource officer for the county driving a $50,000+ truck, and has another woman besides his wife living in the house my aunt gave him after this father died in 2010. The whole situation is ridiculous.

I have to sit there and play along. He's less of a family member to me than most people on this forum are.
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Old 11-22-2018, 11:20 PM
 
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We invited my wife's entire side of the family, only one brother came. Her 3 other siblings and Mother declined our invitation.

One of our two sons came.

We invited my younger sister and her husband but one Neice suddenly responded to her mother's text messages and phone calls with an arrival time when she would be in town and the time did not allow my sister to join is.

So four adults, 1/3 of the invitees, had dinner together.

Hours of cooking and baking spread over two days for 30-40 minutes of meal. Is it worth it?
yes! Was it here that I read that someone suggested we should do Thanksgiving every five years.

Make it worth the work.
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Old 11-23-2018, 06:38 AM
 
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"Thanksgiving alone or 'just' with spouse"??
She's one of the main reasons I'm Thankful.
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