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.