Wednesday, November 22, 2017

WEDNESDAY HODGEPODGE

Volume 330
Thank you Joyce!

1. Tradition...how tightly do you cling to tradition when it comes to holiday gatherings and celebrations? For instance do you always do the cooking, never eat at home, always go to grandma's, never miss the parade, always watch football, never change the menu, always eat at 2 PM, etc.? Have you ever celebrated Christmas or Thanksgiving away from hearth, home, and family? How did that feel?

I love tradition, I cling pretty tight to them. Of course as your children grow tradition has had some variations. We always cook at home unless we have a rare trip out of town to be with family. Mark watches football!

Never miss the parade and never change the menu. Eating time has changed from time to time. It actually felt good to have Thanksgiving somewhere else since I'm the one doing all the cooking on this end. 

2. Help...is it easy for you to ask for help or are you a do-it-yourselfer? How is that a good/bad thing?

I am pretty much a do-it-yourselfer but it is getting harder to be that way. It is only bad in the fact that I end up overdoing it and end up having lung issues. 

3. Abundance...what is there an abundance of in your kitchen?

If you talking about Thanksgiving that would be food!! 

4. Name...the smallest thing you're thankful for? the biggest?

I think they are all pretty equal: My dad's health. My knee replacement. Adam and Gabby's love. Seeing Amber and Dylan 3 times this year. 

I guess the biggest would be both of our children with the loves of their lives all together with us in Cancun. 

5. Key...What do you think is the key to living a more grateful life?

Be happy with what you have and trust in God's plan for you. 

6. State your own random thought here.


14 comments:

Ann said...

LOL, yeah, I'll be needing those fat pants right through to the new year

betty said...

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving! Traditions are nice to have and making new ones are good too. Can't believe its almost a year since Amber moved to Montana!

Betty

Sandra said...

I have zip for tradition genes, my mother had them all. she had her TG menu written in stone...and the day she put up her tree and took it down, and every tree she ever put up was The Most Beautiful Tree she EVER had... bob told me cheerios are ok for TG dinner if that is what I want, he doesn't know he is playing with fire when he tells me that.

Chatty Crone said...

I love the joke - I have my pants out already! You do have a lot to be thankful for this year - it was a big one for you! Happy Thanksgiving. sandie

xinex said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Debby! How fun to be traveling with your children. Love that too!..., Christine

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhh . . . that picture of Cancun . . . makes me long for summer vacation!! Can we fast forward please?

Nonnie said...

Lol! Elastic waistbands tomorrow! You are right on target about being grateful for what we already have. Love that pic from Cancun.

Debby Ray said...

I've got my fat pants ready and waiting, Deb! I enjoyed reading your answers today. Have a blessed Thanksgiving with your family!

Betty W said...

I´m a do it yourselfer too. Especially when I have guests over and do the clean up. Just leave me to it, and I'm fine.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Fat pants for sure! I know exactly which pair in wearing.

ellen b. said...

Oh boy, nothing like telling it like it is with those fat pants! A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Lea said...

Think all of us enjoyed the "fat pants." Have a great day tomorrow Debbie!

Joyce said...

Even if our grown children are celebrating away from us it's so nice to know know they're happy. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Debby! Will the newlyweds be with you?

Mevely317 said...

I'm not obsessive about it, but prefer to work in the kitchen solo. That's why I hope our next house has a separate kitchen with 4 walls ... LOL.

Your random thought is hysterical!

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