Thirteen Random Things in Prep for Thanksgiving (T13 #13)

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These are just some random items that have crossed my mind this past week. You can interpret this as I couldn’t think of much else to write about 😉

  1. Can’t believe next week is Thanksgiving 🙂 I love Thanksgiving time as I do love to simply socialize at times. Plus, I love turkey. This one will be considerably different than previous ones and I do have a bit of anxiety about it. However, I am looking forward to it, but there’s also some sadness too. Life moves on and changes occur.
  2. Not looking forward to any weight gain that may occur from next week. It’s hard enough keeping things off under normal circumstances, but I’ll give it my best.
  3. I do like stuffing, but never been much for all of the other items that go along with Thanksgiving dinner, like candied yams or potato salad or things like that. I know that’s like speaking horrible things to some of you.
  4. While I love pecan pie and pumpkin pie, I do stay away from them.
  5. I have not done the mega shopping day after Thanksgiving drill. I love to go shopping, but I don’t care for crowds.
  6. I’m really missing my family. Last year we had nearly 30 people over for Thanksgiving and I was really loving it. I think I had three turkeys and two honey baked hams along with all sorts of deserts. It was one of the best Thanksgivings ever. I got to teach my dad how to ride a motorcycle and then gave him his first one for Christmas.
  7. This year has reminded me of the kindness of people as I’ll get to spend some time with new friends. It reminds me of my first year in college. I had to work on Thanksgiving day and one man brought be a complete meal at lunch time. He was a professional chef and often thought of me as one of his sons. He was a very kind man. My car was in the shop at that time and I had to walk back to campus after getting off work. By the time I got back, I missed dinner by about 5 minutes. If it weren’t for that man’s kindness, I would have gone without a meal altogether. I’ve never forgotten his generosity and have tried to practice such ever since.
  8. Because of the shortness of next week, I all of a sudden found myself feeling more pressure to get a ton of work done this weekend due to the fact that next week will be tough to get a hold of people.
  9. Doesn’t really fit in with next week, but got our insurance approved via Blue Cross this week and had a fun little surprise and Chelle got a chuckle. It turns out that despite rather good health, my premium is 25% higher than Chelle’s because I previously suffered from asthma. I haven’t had an symptom in 3 years and have been off all my meds since then. Gee, so much for feeling good 😉
  10. I cannot believe how fast this year is coming to a close. I seems like light speed. Soon it will be 2007.
  11. Gotta start thinking about the Christmas lists.
  12. It’s definitely getting considerably colder around here and I’m finding myself wearing shorts less and less.
  13. I need to get some biking in, LOL! Between the wind and the snow… 😉 It wouldn’t be so bad if I could get someone who liked Mt. biking to come along. At least then I can wear warmer clothes without worrying about it. I’ll definitely need to do something after next week.

6 thoughts on “Thirteen Random Things in Prep for Thanksgiving (T13 #13)

  1. That insurance “thing” was actually pretty funny, considering that I am the one with all the health issues.

    It’s getting cold here too, but I am sure not as cold as snowy Colorado. I do not envy you.

    I do hope your Thanksgiving is a happy one. Maybe you’ll play a lot of board games this year! 😉

  2. Holidays are bittersweet for most after a certain age. They are for me since my Dad, Brother, and Father In Law passed away. It’s very humbling, but it makes me appreciate the holidays more too.

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  3. This is probably the only year I wish Thanksgiving would pass me by. Since meeting Hoop I have gained 7lbs. It’s nuts too. I don’t feel like I’m eating more or doing less. It’s just… there. My Mom calls it “happy weight.” Well it sure as heck isn’t making ME happy.

  4. I’m sorry you are missing your family. That’s tough. Change in *general* is tough I think. Holidays is really so much about family too…I’m sure that makes it more difficult. You know?

    About you worrying about the weight gain….perhaps I should keep the key fact that where we are going for Thanksgiving, the hostess is a *divine* cook to myself??? 😉 Holiday food is to be enjoyed, go with it and worry about it later.

    Oh. And shopping the day after Thanksgiving is for the certifiably insane….did it once, never….EVER will I again…nothankyou. LOL!

  5. Chelle: That wasn’t that funny. It’s pretty sad is what it is. But I am glad you’re covered. And I wouldn’t mind playing board games. They can be fun at times. 😉

    John: Thanks for the kind wishes and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving too.

    Tink: 7 lbs? That’s not much “Happy weight”. You should simply enjoy the holidays. But I do know that even a couple of pounds can feel a little uncomfortable. I gained a good amount after getting married. A lot of things factored into this, including a hurt back from lifting heavy weights. But I lost it back in 2001. These days it’s still a struggle to keep fluctuations of 10 lbs under control.

    EE: Thanks! And you’re right that it is more about family. And it is tough, but transitions usually are. Fortunately, happiness can be found through hurt.

    And no worries about the food 😉 I’m sure she’s a great cook; and you’re right about worrying about it later.

    Gordan: LOL! I like college football, so you’ve got a point there. But I wouldn’t talk, given some of the songs you sing 😉

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