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Today Doesn't Even Feel Like Thanksgiving

It just feels like any other day.

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Re: Today Doesn't Even Feel Like Thanksgiving

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@Anonymous032819 wrote:

It just feels like any other day.


Yes, just a very odd feeling. Rain here, cloudy.

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Re: Today Doesn't Even Feel Like Thanksgiving

@Anonymous032819 

 

I agree. I am solo today and decided to fix a rib-eye steak because I can! Smiley LOL But to keep it somewhat seasonal, I made mashed sweet potatoes and cranberry relish. I just was not in the mood to mess with a turkey. 

 

I miss my best friend's family. Even though I was invited this year, I am staying safe, warm, grateful, healthy, and well fed.

 

Nothing to whine about, next year will be better!

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Re: Today Doesn't Even Feel Like Thanksgiving

You miss your dad,i miss my husband,son ,dogs ,family life.

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Re: Today Doesn't Even Feel Like Thanksgiving

It is just another day...nothing special.  We're under a winter storm warning for tonight and tomorrow, with the mountains being the most affected.

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Re: Today Doesn't Even Feel Like Thanksgiving

I'm grateful today that I had no complications yesterday from a knee arthroscopic surgery.  Our son and daughter are here from California to help us.  I bought Costco's turkey breast dinner, extra gravy and stuffing.  Made our son's favorite pie -- chocolate cream.  

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Re: Today Doesn't Even Feel Like Thanksgiving

For me, this is how a holiday during a pandemic feels.

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Re: Today Doesn't Even Feel Like Thanksgiving

I have a turkey cooking and a pumpkin pie in the fridge. It feels like Thanksgiving here.

 

Super low effort low stress no relatives visiting no travel Thanksgiving. I don't want to repeat this every year, but it's fine this year and I wouldn't mind this type of ultra low key holiday every so often. It's like a vacation, do whatever you want Thanksgiving.

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Re: Today Doesn't Even Feel Like Thanksgiving

Just the two of us and kitty today.  We ate in the DR with candles lit.  Cooked a little turkey breast with store-bought sides.  We did listen to some upbeat music, which really helped.  We did toast (he with his wine, me with my water) thanking we are not sick and mostly to a much better year ahead.  We are going to zoom with kids and GC later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Today Doesn't Even Feel Like Thanksgiving

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What is Thanksgiving supposed to feel like?

 

I have my turkey in the oven with a maple bourbon glaze.  The house smells wonderful.  My daughter is just getting over Covid.  And my husband is isolating in the bedroom because he probably has it.  

 

Typical Thanksgiving?  No.  But it's Thanksgiving and life shall go on.  

 

And for the first time in many years, I have more things to be grateful for than in past years.  This year has really taught me a few life lessons.