FINISH THIS WEEK 47 ….. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
If this is your first time here, welcome. If you’re a repeat participant, thanks for playing along and joining the shenanigans. Your co-hosts are LISA (COASTLINED), JEN (The Arizona Russums), BECKY (The Java Mama) and NICOLE (Three 31) and the instructions are simple: answer the prompts on your blog and add the post to the link up. Next week, we’ll do it all over again with a new set of prompts (located at the bottom of this post). Let’s get started!
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1. My favorite Thanksgiving tradition
is being with loved ones. Whether I’m in Texas or Kentucky with family and friends, I enjoy being with the people I love. The food is a major plus, but the company is best. We laugh, we joke, and we have a good time. If I’m in Kentucky (Louisville, specifically), we always get the playing cards out for a game of Progressive Rummy. In years past, on Thanksgiving Day, instead of battling the long lines and craziness that is Black Friday shopping, we’d go to Churchill Downs and watch live horse racing. If I’m celebrating Thanksgiving in Texas, depending on the weather, Husband and I grab our guns and fishing poles and head to the pond. We put targets against the dam to shoot and, when we’re done, we have a contest to see who catches the most fish. After walking the long distance from the house to the pond, we’re ready for Round Two of more turkey, dressing, yeast rolls, and desserts!
2. My most memorable Thanksgiving was
I have fond memories of every holiday, including Thanksgiving. 2012 was bittersweet because I was in Kentucky and saw my cousin, Brian, before he deployed to Afghanistan. (He’s back home, safe and sound!) Last Thanksgiving (2013) was pretty memorable because I was eight months pregnant. I literally ate ALLLLLL day long but it was a few bites here, a couple bites there, and I had to pee every two minutes. I told my in-laws not to make me laugh or I’d have to change my pants. Speaking of pants, I highly recommend wearing maternity clothes at the Thanksgiving dinner table. The stretchy, elastic panels are super comfortable and the ultimate wardrobe staple for over-eating. If you’re wondering if I still own a pair of pregnant pants, YES I DO!
3. My favorite Thanksgiving food or dish
turkey (duh!), dressing (stuffing, whatever you call it), and cranberry relish. In years past, I’ve made sausage and cornbread dressing, my Mom’s signature cranberry relish. Since I am a big fan of carbs, dressing (or is it stuffing?) takes up a significant portion of my plate. And I always go back for seconds. And thirds. For the record: I think I like ‘dressing’ best because stuffing a raw turkey’s butt with a mixture of cubed bread, vegetables, and seasonings then eating it later is disgusting and cause for salmonella. Ain’t nobody got time for salmonella!
4. I’m so thankful
for God’s grace; my family and friends; an abundant milk supply; and stretchy fat pants.
Prompts for WEEK 48 — December 3
My biggest fan
My great blessing is
Sometimes, all you need to feel better about life is