We normally host and while bummed we won’t be seeing family I am not stressed and anxiously cleaning and prepping for tomorrow. The house isn’t perfect but clean. I’m cooking the same sides but am so much less stressed this year. I’m watching movies and crafting. I still have a lot to cook tomorrow but since it’s just the three of us it’s pretty relaxed. We don’t have a big family but still enough to stress I guess.
So what’s everyone up to? I hope everyone is having a good night and has a great day tomorrow no matter how you are celebrating.
Loc: So Cal
Yes we played clue, my husband baked a pie and my kids are suddenly obsessed with logic puzzles online. We are normally rearranging furniture and stressing about hosting 20+ people. Kind of a nice change of pace honestly!
I have some stuff to do for tomorrow, but not a lot
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Watching the Amazing Race and relaxing. It's just three of us home this year. We usually travel to my sister's house in Ohio so this is much more laid back. I did all my usual day before prep throughout the day today so tomorrow will be relaxed as well.
Yes. Thanksgiving was cancelled because we didn't want to risk exposing my 81 year old dad to anything. Normally we'd be last minute shopping, cleaning, dragging out the extras tables and chairs. Tonight is totally chill. Some Xmas decorations are up and the fireplace is on.
Papersilly Don't let the dreamkillers get me PeaNut 109,681 October 2003 Posts: 7,113 Layouts: 112 Loc: so. California www.papersilly.com
I cooked for hours today, prepping things for tomorrow. Dh went to pick up ds2. We all went to a drive-in to see the new The Croods movie. It was painfully awful, but the boys LOVED it. It was their first drive in.
I then had a pecan pie to make after we got home. It is in the oven now.
Tomorrow, I only have to make the rolls, dressing, turkey and reheat the various sides that I’ve made over the past few days.
Sitting here with Dh watching last night’s Stephen Colbert!
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” -The Statue of Liberty
Yes! I just finished ten straight days/nights of work and now I don’t have to be back until Monday. I’ve got warm pajamas on, which will be my uniform for the next two days at least. Dinner tomorrow will be pretty easy to throw together since my kids aren’t that discerning, and I’m making a list of romantic comedies and holiday movies I want to watch 😁.
PeaNut 9,640 January 2001 Posts: 9,044 Refupea #69
I finished putting together a scrapbook page that’s been sitting on my desk for a while and think I won the battle with my ATG (it kept rolling wrong and getting jammed took it apart and “fixed” it twice to happen again so removed the empty tape and restrung it snd it seems to be working now. I’ve also cut out a bunch of stamped images including gnomes that I need to color in. Not in the mood to color them right now so trying to figure out something else crafty to do. I may continue crocheting a pumpkin - I’m really behind lol.
Loc: So Cal
I still have a mess on the dining room table from a day making cards and the house isn't clean, but I've moved to watching TV for the rest of the evening. I can clear the table in the morning and don't have a lot of heavy prep to get dinner ready partly because DH takes care of the turkey.
We are still doing the full meal, and, no one to bring food, so, it’s all on me this year. Luckily, my DD is 14 now and a huge help in the kitchen. She and I cooked all day today, and really only have the turkey, rolls, and stuffed mushrooms to do tomorrow. I have thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with my girl.
Yes, I was thinking I don't have to be stressed out about screwing up dinner since it's just us! It stinks that we can't have anyone (Thanksgiving is my husband's holiday, so we do it with his family) over for dinner. But we are so used to this year not getting anything fun, so we are used to it now. Not sure what we will do for Christmas. We usually go to my inlaws house (they are 4 hrs. away). Then after that we go to my parents (they are 5 hrs. away). I don't want to expose anyone or get my family exposed, so we may do virtual. I guess we will see if the numbers are much better by Christmas!
My husband loves to cook Thanksgiving dinner, but I do half of it. We just use his relatives recipes! I always get my feelings hurt because his family thinks it's all him cooking. So I wont have to worry about that this year!
Me. I normally host but there's no one coming over tomorrow so the house doesn't have to be company ready, I didn't have to do any major grocery shopping and I'm not dealing with dozens of texts or calls an hour. Yeah... definitely enjoying catching up on my DVR recordings.
My brother is picking up a turkey dinner from Safeway's for 7 of us. I'm making a side dish of veggies and maybe a cornbread if I can figure out what would fit into the IP to make it. We're going over just to pick up our portion and drop off whatever I end up making and then we will zoom for dinner and watch each other eat, DS took a few days off work so today I tried a new BBQ ribs recipe and they liked it, so it's a keeper.
mom on line PeaFixture PeaNut 83,866 April 2003 Posts: 3,159 Loc: California
So peaceful. Time off work, no company for dinner, just us. Last night D/H made a Pecan Pie. This morning I will make stuffing and fluffed sweet potatoes for me. D/H will make his own stuffing and potato as he does not like my sides and I do not like his. We have been doing it like this forever.
I will spend today and tomorrow eating Thanksgiving food, playing video games and building some Lego. No social pressure, a perfect holiday!