Wednesday, November 24, 2004


WOW...tomorrow is the big day. It has been wonderful reading about how everyone is going to spend the holiday... so I thought I would write down what we are going to do here at the old homestead.


For the past 12 years, We have had Thanksgiving Dinner at our house. Everyone in the family came and stayed for 3 or 4 days just eating, visiting and eating. I really enjoyed those times, but because my health has taken a steady decline in the last year, I really could not do another big holiday like that. It usually took us about 2-3 weeks to get ready for all of it. Well since my boys are down with their grandmother and aunt (who need the company), my hunnie and daughter and I wanted to make this holiday a very easy and laid back one. We are not big so much on the turkey as we are on the desserts..LOL So we have decided we are going to stay home and do a big rib feast...the old southern country kind ...with all the fixins just for the 3 of us. I am really looking forward to it. No insanity and baking and cooking for two days and none of the hassles. The pumpkin pies (3) and the cheesecake (1) are done and ready to be devoured. I know this may not sound like a big family get together...but we are realizing that we can do with much more quiet peaceful times instead of the insanity. It will not be the same without my boys...but I am glad they are going to spend this time with their grandmother and aunt...that means alot to them.

My hunnie and daughter went and did all the grocery shopping and so on...they are real troopers. So that is half the battle. My hunnie does not have to work tomorrow so that will make for a great laid back day of spending time together and watching football (which is a tradition here) and then catch some old movies (which is another tradition).

I do not know if I already shared this cartoon with you all so please forgive me if it is a repeat...



barebytes said...

Rib fest sound good to me! So long as it's family, what the heck. Have a good one. Hugs Lanny

derasta said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

tendernoggle said...

hey, i have been slaving all day on a meal that will be eaten in 5 minutes.....I wish I had your peace !!!!

onestrangecat said...

I so hope that you have had a great thanksgiving.
Thanks for coming by my place.