OT - Tuesday Turkey Talk
Let's talk turkey! Or goose. Or ham. Or whatever your preference is for Thanksgiving.
What IS your preference?
I grew up eating turkey. So did DH and it's what we both prefer to have. (Ham is Christmas tradition for us and - now - for the skids, too.)
What are your plans?
Originially, we were going to stay home and have Thanksgiving for Two. I even bought a 9.5 lb turkey! After a little debate (and much reluctance on my part), we decided to continue with recent tradition and go to my sister's for Thanksgiving for Three. I am NOT looking forward to that as my sister has been an absolute PITA and I don't want to deal with her craptasticity. However, this will eliminate some holiday hostility and gets me (us) off of the hook for EVERY OTHER traditional get-together until March (longer if we're still under house arrest - er, lockdown - I mean, quarantine). Maybe her head will pop out of her backside by then...
What fixings do you like with your bird/pig/tofu/lettuce leaf?
A big spoonful of stuffing (I like it better than dressing), a small spoonful of mashed potatoes, a roll, a big ol' double spoonful of homemade cranberry orange relish, and a small piece of pumpkin pie. Don't forget to plop a generous dollop of cool whip on top! Oh, and some white wine (preferably pinot grigio - which is what we're having since I'm brining the wine!).
Do you watch football or movies or play music?
No football. My sister will have a Christmas movie playing - most likely her favorite, Elf. (I'd rather watch Diehard...)
Are you shopping on Friday?
HELL NO. I'd rather get a hundred paper cuts on my hands than be within 10 miles of any store on that day. In fact, when possible, I will opt for delivery until December 26th.
What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving?
Being with family. I miss the stuffing out of my Dad being here for this day. For me, it is THE day I reflect on all things for which I am thankful. My family, my friends, all of the blessings I have which are too often taken for granted (house, car, clothes, job, food...). That's not to say that I don't reflect on these things throughout the year, but this IS Thanksgiving, so...
Even if you do not celebrate Thanksgiving, I wish you and yours a blessed day. For those who are struggling, I hope that you are able to find something meaningful that brings you happiness.
Truly thankful for my STalk family,