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  1. Will you be traveling/did you travel this year to visit your long distance loved ones for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and/or Kwanzaa, etc? Or will they be traveling to see you?
  2. As I've said elsewhere on the board, there are several holidays coming up -  Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year's. So now I'm asking, is it generally easier to be single during the holiday season or more difficult? How about this year?
  3. With several holidays on the horizon - Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year's - I'm wondering if any of your hobbies/interests/sports/passions lend themselves to any of these occasions? Perhaps you love to cook, and so preparing dishes for TG or Xmas is right up your alley. Or maybe crafting is your hobby, and you've made a cornucopia for your TG table or enjoy making your own decorations for Xmas or Hanukkah, etc. Or you're a shutterbug and the holidays give you plenty of opportunity to indulge your passion. Or?? Then again, perhaps you'd rather be out skiing (if it's possible) just when it's time to gather around the holiday dinner table. Or maybe you'd rather be taking in an opera. Or??
  4. Baby's 1st Thanksgiving!

    So it will soon be baby's 1st Thanksgiving! Will baby be part of a large celebration with all the GPs and lots of aunts, uncles, cousins, etc? Or just alone with Mommy and Daddy and any older sibs? Or??   And, if you will, how do you feel about this?
  5. Holiday Stesses - 2017

    We've talked in here before about the fact that for some people, holidays can be lonely and/or stressful. So w/ several of them approaching - Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year's - I'm asking, what stresses/upsets/hurts you, if anything, during this otherwise joyous time?
  6. Holiday Traditions

    Hello all, I feel like I might get stoned for asking about winter holidays in October but I am willing to take that chance! I like planning before the storm hits I am curious how all of you combined your holidays with your spouse/partner? How about with your new extended family? Of course you and your spouse each have your own traditions and come from different back grounds, how did you mix them together? Any suggestions on how to make the transition smooth or deal with ruffled feathers? Also, if you have any fun traditions that you started with your spouse, I would love to hear about them!
  7. Thanksgiving Treats!

    Thinking about making this for a T'giving treat for my family. (Got it from the Taste of Home site- removed brand names) Or does it seem like it would be too sweet?   Pilgrim Hat Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home     TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour MAKES: 32 servings Ingredients 1 cup vanilla frosting 7 drops yellow food coloring 32 miniature peanut butter cups 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) fudge-striped cookies 32 pieces orange mini,,, gum   Directions In a small shallow bowl, combine frosting and food coloring. Remove paper liners from peanut butter cups. Holding the bottom of a peanut butter cup, dip top of cup in yellow frosting. Position over center hole on the bottom of cookie, forming the hatband and crown. Add a buckle of mini... gum. Repeat with remaining cups and cookies. Yield: 32 cookies.   Originally published as Pilgrim Hat Cookies in Taste of Home October/November 2008, p34
  8. With a number of holidays coming up in the next couple of months - Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa - I'm wondering this... If, unfortunately, you have a strained relationship w/ your adults son/daughter and family, do you see or hear from/contact them on any of these holidays? Or are you totally estranged even then? Same questions if you have a strained relationship w/ your parents/PILs or any other family members/ILs.
  9. If your AC (adult child/ren) and, perhaps, their family are living w/ you, how will that impact your T'giving, this year, if at all? Will you have a full house? Or will they and/or their kids, if any, be going elsewhere? Or ??
  10. If you - or you and your spouse/SO - are w/o your AC (adult child/ren) and GC (grandchild/ren) today (or other loved ones), due to estrangement - sending you warm wishes and (((hugs)))! Same if you expect to be w/o them on Christmas, Hanukkah or whichever of the December holidays you celebrate. I hope you have other family members or friends w/ which to share these special occasions. Or that you can travel or find yourself enjoying the time just relaxing at home w/ a good book, good TV, etc. Or that you find solace in working or volunteering.   ... Peace...
  11. If you - or you and your spouse/SO - won't be seeing your AC (adult child/ren) or GC (grandchild/ren) today, due to distance, sending you warmest wishes and (((hugs)))! Same if you won't be seeing them on Christmas, Hanukkah or whichever of the December holidays you celebrate. I hope you get to share some of these special occasions w/ them via Skype or FT (FaceTime), etc. And I hope you're able to fill those days w/ other family members or friends, as well. Or w/ volunteering or even, in some cases, working. Enjoy!   ETA: If you're separated from loved ones due to military deployment, fondest thanks to the military personnel for the sacrifice they're making to keep us safe and free. And to their family members for the sacrifices they're making, as well.
  12. @ GPs - Will you be w/ the GC you take care of on T'giving? And/or will you be doing any babysitting on the weekend that follows?   Or if you're raising your grands, are either of their parents expected to see them on or around this holiday?   Same questions for other relative caregivers.   @ Parents - Will your kids see the GPs/relatives that watch them (if any) on TG? Or will those GPs/relatives be watching your kids during any part of the weekend that follows?
  13. How do you see the weekend following T'giving? Is it a time for bargain shopping for Christmas or Hanukkah, etc? A time to begin decorating for Christmas or other December holidays? A time to spend w/ family or friends that you didn't get to see on TG? Or maybe a time to relax before all the "hustle and bustle" starts? Or?? Even if you're one of our members who lives outside the United States, what will that weekend find you doing?
  14. Some of my cousins say it's rude to watch football on TG, while others say it has become part of the day's festivities.   How about you and yours? Do you expect to be watching football on T-Day? Will you tivo/record it, instead, for later/the weekend? Or isn't it part of your T'giving at all?  
  15. Will you be traveling to see long distance family for T'giving? Or will they be traveling to see you?
  16. Healthy Eating and the Holidays

    No doubt, there are a lot of holidays coming up this month and next. Often they involve a special meal and many of you will be celebrating more than one of them. How do you plan to maintain a healthy diet, during these festivities? Or do you?
  17. If you're raising your GC/relative kids, do you expect either of their parents to be there for T'giving?
  18. Do you actually decorate for Thanksgiving? A pumpkin on the doorstep and/or Pilgrim stickons in the windows? Maybe a paper mache turkey centerpiece? Or do you just have general fall decorations? Colorful faux leaves on the windows, etc? Or ??  
  19. .... what is your best T'giving memory, if any? Worst?
  20. Is Thanksgiving easier or harder for you now that your AC (or AC and family) are right there? Do they help w/ the preparation, for example, or make it more difficult to get it done? Or does it not really matter b/c they/you will be going elsewhere for the holiday meal, anyhow? Or ??    
  21. Here's to a Happy Columbus Day! And a Happy Tgiving to our Canadian members! Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend, whether you have an extended one or not!
  22. The 3-day weekend coming up means more "free time" for me - and yet some additional babysitting, too. More specifically, I won't have to pick up/chauffeur my granddolls on Monday, as I usually do ("Mommy" will be home also). It will be good to sleep in (if I can, LOL) and enjoy a 3rd leisurely morning, but I'm not so sure, yet, what I'm going to do w/ the extra time in the afternoon.   OTOH, YDD has some plans w/ friends on Sunday afternoon. So I'll be watching them for a few hours then. Hopefully, it will be a lovely day, weather-wise, and I can take them to the park.   Meanwhile, how does your weekend look? Does Columbus Day - or Thanksgiving if you're one of our Canadian members - or the 3-dayiweekend, if you have one, factor,  in? Will you be busy w/ your kids/GC this weekend or will you have it all to yourself/for you and your spouse/SO? Or a little of each? Doing something special or just relaxing? Or ??
  23. Thanksgiving is coming and I hope you have a happy one! But I'm wondering, what do you like best about it, if anything? Getting together w/ family? The food? The sense of thankfulness? Or ?? And, if you will, what do you like least, if anything?
  24. Do you have the Friday off, after TG? If so, what will you be doing? Black Friday shopping? Decorating for Christmas or Hanukkah? Just relaxing at home and enjoying leftover TG dishes? Or ??