Thursday, November 15, 2007

I've Got a Question, You've Got an Answer

First off, a big thank you to everyone who left a comment on my post previous to this one! I appreciate all of your encouragement but I did want to point out that it wasn't my mother who made the comment about me reliving my teenage years through Amanda, she was just relaying something that my younger cousin had said to her own mother. Also, I wasn't looking for criticism of my cousin's words as she is certainly entitled to her own opinion, I was just looking to see what others thought - after all, I write a lot of posts about the things I do with Amanda and Jamie, when she's here, so I figure you've all probably read lots and lots on that subject and would probably have an opinion! I'm glad to see that so many think I'm doing okay by my daughters and - trust me - I'm definitely not hanging out with Amanda and her friends (though a few of her friends are also listed as my friends on the MySpace page I have). Anyhow, enough said and on to this week's question!

With Thanksgiving only a week away, this week's question is pretty much a no-brainer but basically geared towards my American friends as those of you in England and Canada that read are probably wondering what all the fuss is about every November!

What are you doing for Thanksgiving?

I'm afraid that I will be doing the same thing I was doing last year - working. Having a 24/7/365 job it's inevitable that there are going to be some holidays that have to be worked and for some reason, I always seem to be working Thanksgiving. Though it generally starts out slow, the day seems to invariably get busier as time goes on (least ways, that's what happened last year) but I'm hoping this year that won't happen. I'd be thankful for a quiet day!

Alright then - over to you!


  1. OK, it was late (that's my excuse) guess I missread your post. sorry.

    what do you mean Thanksgiving is only 1 week away!!!?????? Surely you jest???????? YIKES, I'd better get off the computer. I have gifts to finish!!!

    Umm, we're having my crazy mother and even craizier mother-in-law over..then Subvet gets to go work....Oh, the joys of Holiday Pay!!! :-)

  2. Anonymous12:29 AM EST

    I hope that someone will bring you a nice steaming plate of turkey with all of the fixings?? plus pie?? I'm sorry you have to work BUT I have to stand in front of the stove all day so I think I'd rather be working...

  3. I just want to say how Thankful I am for you and all the people who give up their holidays with their families to provide emergency services to the rest of us.

    Thanks Linda!

  4. Anonymous12:54 AM EST

    Here's hoping you don't have to work. I'll be having my Mom and Aunt to our house for our dinner. This will be the second year that I won't have my older dd home for Thanksgiving. Last year at least she visited. But this year I won't see her at all :(

  5. My grandson graduates the day before (from Camp Pendleton) and then we're going to my oldest daughter's house in Apple Valley with the whole bunch! We'll be home Friday...

  6. Anonymous6:55 AM EST

    Not making plans these days...

    My older (mentally retarded) brother is in town. May do the family thing at other bro's house... or may just spend some time alone with hubby and do a quiet meal on our own.

  7. Well, for sure we're going to my parents' house for one dinner, what happens with the second is still up in the air, but I'm pretty sure it'll be at my brother-in-law's. I am going to be SO full!

  8. gosh i never had to work on thanksgiving other than all the work at home, that would be awful! sorry you have to go honey...

    smiles, bee

  9. I hope if you work Thankgsiving that you get Christmas off. Or would you rather have amateur night (AKA New Year's Eve) off?

    Just the five of us, plus the Chinese godparents.

  10. Linda, I will be off for Thanksgiving since Crew 4 is working Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday day shift, so this will be the first time I've gone to my parents with a full night's sleep prior. Mrs. Bulldog & I always go to my parents' house for all the holidays. However, I WILL be working the day shift on Christmas.

  11. As we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here I won't be doing anything special, but I hope you all have a great time over the pond. x

  12. My family all come here for Thanksgiving. So starting today it's the march to get everything ready for the big day. Today is grocery shopping.

    The weekend is all the cleaning that isn't normally done daily. Clean the blinds on the windows, wash windows inside and out and lets not forget to steam clean the rug.

    Wednesday is prep day (got to work in The Mo Show too) and Thursday is cook day. So, I'm busy until the last dish is washed on Thursday evening. I love every minute too. :)

  13. We're heading down to spend Thursday and Friday with the folks. I suspect there will much watching of football and eating of delicious food.


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