Tuesday, November 24, 2009


It took the Pilgrims 101 days to travel from Southampton, England to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620.
We are now able to travel from London to Boston on a plane in 7.25 hours!  Many things have changed over those years, but I'm glad we still set aside a day to give thanks.
I found this Thanksgiving meme on Jamie's Rose Cottage and thought it was a fun one to share today.
1. Turkey or Ham? Turkey, for sure!  I'm kind of traditional that way - Turkey is for Thanksgiving and Ham is for Christmas!
2. Favorite side dish.  It's a toss up between two carb filled dishes - stuffing or mashed potatoes.
3. Favorite dessert. Hmmm - I'm not sure.  I heard a rumor that there was going to be mint cheesecake at our gathering this year and that sounds good to me!
4. Black Friday: Are you going or not? Not unless there is a deal I can't live without.  I often have to work on this day, so it's not part of my routine.
5. If so, what's on the top of your list? No list!
6. Going out of town or staying close to home? I'm blessed to have our family all nearby, with the exception of Andy.  I have to work every other Thanksgiving anyway, and this is my year to work.
7. Hosting or helping? I'll be at work all day, but will have food ready to send with Bob to his Mom's house, and will join them when I get done.
8. Name one family tradition at Thanksgiving. This is a typical tradition, but talking about what we are thankful for is one of them.
9. What do you do after dinner? When we have thanksgiving with my side, my sisters and I do our Christmas cards together. Both sides enjoy playing games.
10. What are you most thankful for this year?  I have so much to be thankful for, but tops on the list right now is the fact that Andy gets to come home for Christmas!


Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I'm glad that you'll still get a chance to enjoy Thanksgiving with the family. The mint chocolate cheesecake sounds delicious.

Andrea said...

I pray GOD will bless your Thanksgiving in a beautiful way.

The Stylish House said...

Sending you blessings for a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!
I did a genealogy search, and to my surprise my 5th great grandmother was a descendent of John Cooke one of the original passengers on the Mayflower.

Lara Gisela said...

Hi Mari,
I always do the same memes you do but this time I can't do this one because we don't celebrate Thanksgiving! But it was nice to read about what you usually do at this time of the year.

Mary Lee said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Brooke said...

sucks that you have to work. i guess that's just part of having an important job. :)


Crown of Beauty said...

This is such a nice, direct to the point, meme. I enjoyed reading your answers and getting to know more about you.

Happy Thanksgiving, Mari!


Betty said...

That was fun reading about your traditions. Too bad you have to work. But then again, I´m sure the patients will be glad you´re there! :)
Doing your cards together is a great idea!

septembermom said...

Mashed potatoes all the way! I'm so glad that Andy will be home for Christmas. How wonderful.

Kathy said...

I love your list Mari, and am happy that you get to have your son home for Christmas. May the Lord bless you all this Thanksgiving. Thank you for serving well at your job even on what is a holiday for most others.

Pat said...

I always love reading your memes, each one confirms that you are my kind of friend!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...enjoy your cheesecake and relax with those you love!!

Maribeth said...

1. Turkey or Ham? Turkey
2. Favorite side dish. Stuffing with chestnuts
3. Favorite dessert. Anything. But we are having apple pie.
4. Black Friday: Are you going or not? When Hell freezes over.
6. Going out of town or staying close to home? Home
7. Hosting or helping? Hosting.
8. Name one family tradition at Thanksgiving. Chestnut stuffing.
9. What do you do after dinner? Burp! LOL
10. What are you most thankful for this year? The love of my family and friends.

Mary said...


I enjoyed reading your Thanksgiving meme. Too bad you have to work, but I'm sure you will enjoy the dinner afterwards. We have so many things to be thankful for and I am very thankful that you are my friend.

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.


Nezzy said...

So sorry you have to work. We have 36-38 coming and I'm cooking and we will have turkey. After the meal the guys pull out the guns play alpha male. The kids hike up to sliding rock behind the house and slide 'till they burn holes in their britches. Some take walks that I swear conception has taken place. I will never ever do Black Friday again. Hubby and I are traveling to south Texas Friday.

Enjoy your day and God bless ya'll!!!