Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving meme

I'm thankful that Kwizgiver so generously lets me swipe her material.

1. Are you celebrating Thanksgiving at home or elsewhere this year? With whom will you spend Thanksgiving Day? This is my first Thanksgiving without my mom, and to make it more awful, it's also my birthday. So I am very grateful for my friend, John. Two months ago, right after my mom died, he said that instead of sending flowers or showing up for the service, he promised I would never, ever be alone for Thanksgiving or my birthday as long as we both shall live. It was lovely to not have worry about today, to have it settled way in advance. Anyway, this evening, we're getting dressed up and having a traditional turkey dinner at the Millennium Park Grill on Michigan Avenue. It's a beautiful spot.

2. What do you have for breakfast on Thanksgiving? I see cereal in my future.

3. Do you go to a Thanksgiving parade or watch one on TV? No, but I am watching the NCIS marathon on USA Network. I am thankful for Mark Harmon's blue eyes. And how frankly he acts his age! Just now he told a bad guy who was bossing him at gunpoint to lower his voice because, "Old doesn't mean deaf."

4. Do you serve appetizers, lunch, or snacks during the day? I'm going to try eat responsibly today and save my porking out for the restaurant.

5. What do you wear on Thanksgiving? I'm dressing like a big girl, which means no jeans and real shoes, not tennies.

6. What's your Thanksgiving table like -- do you use special plates/silver/glasses, etc? Do you have a centerpiece? A color scheme? Candles? Haven't seen it yet.

7. Do you serve buffet-style or family-style? What do you have to drink? No buffet, we're ordering off the menu. And, since it's me and John, alcohol will be imbibed.

8. Once you're at the table, do you say grace or a toast or does everyone go around and say what they're thankful for? Since it's ThanksBirthday, as John calls it, he better make a toast!

9. Do you have dessert right after the main meal or later on? Right there on the spot.

10. What do you do with your leftovers? We'll see.


  1. I'm with you on number three, for what it's worth. I'm not a fan of the show, but I could easily watch him for a marathon. ;)

    Happy TT!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Birthday Gal. Even tho we are just blog buddies, I love you and pray for you. I know this has been a hard year...grateful you have a wonderful friend to share this day with!!
    Some day we will meet and I will be able to give you that big hug I always send to you!!!

  3. Happy ThankBirthday! Wishing you a day filled with many loving memories and much love. Cheers to you!

  4. good to have a friend like that. sweet.

  5. Happy Birthday! I hope that you have a good Thanksgiving in spite of your sadness. The holidays can be so hard when you've lost a loved one. Be kind to yourself and I, for one, am grateful you have such a kind friend to help you out.