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Friday, November 23, 2007

Post Thanksgiving Day Friday Five

Ah, the day after Thanksgiving--groan! Fortunately, I love Thanksgiving leftovers.

Thanksgiving is the American holiday when the greatest number of people travel somewhere else to celebrate. I am posting this from my son’s home in Minnesota where we are recovering from the food shopping and the preparations and the meal and the clean up. It is difficult to think of anything requiring much energy today, and I am enjoying my sweet baby granddaughter, so I will keep it simple. For those of you not in the USA, I apologize for the nationalistic tone of this Friday Five!

1. Did you go elsewhere for the day, or did you have visitors at your place instead? How was it?

2. Main course: If it was the turkey, the whole turkey, and nothing but the turkey, was it prepared in an unusual way? Or did you throw tradition to the winds and do something different?

3. Other than the meal, do you have any Thanksgiving customs that you observe every year?

4. The day after Thanksgiving is considered a major Christmas shopping day by most US retailers. Do you go out bargain hunting and shop ‘till you drop, or do you stay indoors with the blinds closed? Or something in between?

5. Let the HOLIDAY SEASON commence! When will your Christmas decorations go up?

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  2. What does a Thanksgiving Day turkey and 1-4 Grace have in common?
    We are both
    Enjoy and I will post more on job stuff later.

  3. Trying again to post a link over at my place. Pumpkin log, anyone? Or some apple pie? How about some leftover stuffing?

  4. I’m cooking Friday and Saturday for “Thanksgiving”… so I’m posting really early on Friday morning. Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday. If you aren’t too full… you can come over here and eat with us!

  5. not your 1621 original! thanks, singing owl--i also like turkey leftovers, but happily there were none because we served so many people.

  6. We don't do thanksgiving here of course - but your thanksgiving meal sounds a bit like an English Christmas dinner. Hot turkey and all the trimmings.

    I love the leftovers. We eat the cold turkey with freshly mashed potatoes and pickles. mmmm

    I'm not into deserts so we don't have them either day usually.

    As for Christmas decorations - I heard yesterday that many Americans put up their decorations today. Funny.

    We start on Advent Sunday. But as hubby's birthday is Dec 13th and that is also Lucia Day (big amongst Swedish speakers) we don't make the house too Christmassy before that.

    I love Advent - the preparation - and so like to postpone the singing of carols and the decorations until a little later. Our Carol service this year is Dec 11th - so that will mark the beginning of the Christmassy feeling for me I think though in school they've been practising for what feels like months already.

    Bless you all as you eat the leftovers today - a lot to be thankful for :)


    Hi all. I played. I still can't get the link, although it worked on my blog. Happy Black Friday to all.

  8. i'm not too stuffed to play

    great friday 5--singing owl!

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  10. Hmm. It has been a long time, but they still say third time's the charm, right?

    Third time's the charm.

  11. Traditional. Non-traditional. Shopping. Decorating. It is all here.

  12. I'm in - now, where'd I put that leftover gravy?

    Scroll down for a cute video of my Beloved and our daughter - everything for which I'm giving thanks this year!

  13. Lazing around on this day after Thanksgiving, I decided to play before taking a shower and getting ready for the day. Enjoy this day and those turkey sandwiches! (at least in the USA) Look here!

  14. I delivered five teenage girls to the mall and now I have posted here

  15. I'm cheating by posting here, becaue Thanksgiving feasts aren't part of UK life - so, as I was pondering the differences that exist between life here and life across the Atlantic, I started remembering where I was this time last year...and have added one more post to my Indian series

  16. Enjoying leftovers as I type...

    I played here.

    Thanks, Singing Owl.

  17. Still groggy from the tryptophan, I posted here

  18. I played but it not very good.

    Better not read it, just know that I played.

    Thank you for the opportunity.

  19. All about our T-day here including our fabulous dinner. LOL.

  20. Turkey for you, turkey for me....
    Here's my play!

  21. I played here. And I am being a total bum today and not apologizing for it!

  22. I may be nearly too full (still!) to walk, but I played at my Livejournal.

  23. Still sleepy and tired, but I played here.

  24. Okey-dokey. Here's mine. This late in the day, will anyone come visit?


  25. I played here. Happy Turkey Weekend, all.

  26. I played along this week, answers can be found here!

  27. Yes, good thanksgiving. Had the
    usual dinner on Friday, instead of Thursday because my daughter and
    son-in-law go to a church where the homeless and other unfortunate folks are fed on Thanksgiving. So
    they were TIED UP with that. They
    sent 500 meals out to homebound
    folks and fed many others at the
    church building.
    Happy Holiday Season to all.
    Carol Holland

  28. I played! here

    This was lovely.. I'm only sad that I'm late to the party!

  29. OK, I give up. I've tried to make the link four times. I'm home and playing at

  30. I know it's really late (I forgot it was Friday!) but I played here anyway.

  31. I am finally resting from the manual labor in which I've been engaged much of the day, and am taking this opportunity to post here.

  32. Oh kerfooey!! I did not play. Please forgive me. I spent the day getting a start on the Christmas decorations. And posted about over commercializing Christmas.

    I will give y'all a visit though.

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  35. well, i posted late - and linked here even later - oops! but i'm still HERE. and you can also check out my new very cool librarything widget.


  36. I eventually played. It's been a busy Thanksgiving. Check here.

  37. I played post Friday on Monday at signs-along-the-way.

  38. Could anyone make a comment about
    the books from the Alban Institute?
    Just now a small group of us in our
    congregation are using one of those books as a tool to envision
    the future of our church. This is
    led by Kay, the pastor, who is a
    writer of note herself.


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