Thanksgiving Plans?

I'm at the office polishing off tiny chores – 3 student recommendations, a paper review, printing up papers using the office printer toner. I'm thinking about busting out of here in a minute. Is it too late to squeeze in a haircut?

Plans for the holidays? My folks' house for Thanksgiving and then off to DC. Periodically, I get the overwhelming feeling that if I don't get out of New Jersey, my head will explode. So, Steve got a deal at the Hilton in DC and we're off for a quickie trip. We might take in some museums. We may spend all day in bed watching Harry Potter movies and eating room service. Not entirely sure yet.

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12 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Plans?

  1. We’re staying home in Texas, enjoying temperatures in the 70s. My husband is sick today. Tomorrow, the four of us will have ham, sweet potatoes, homemade cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. I don’t cook much, but that menu is really easy and fast to make it up for the four of us, particularly with a premade pie crust. As soon as tradition has been observed and my husband gets well, we need to work on the following tasks 1) production of kid video for relatives 2) production of Walgreens photobooks for relatives (we’ll need to do several different versions) 3) Christmas cards. We’ve made progress recently, but we started this month about four years behind on our photos and videos. Other plans include a possible trip to Crawford, TX, a new model train exhibit, and a trip to the big Thanksgiving weekend craft fair held by the local Anabaptist community.

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  2. We lied to my family and said that my husband’s oversea client needed him desperately. We are going to lie around, take the kid’s to the pool in the building, eat something other than turkey, have the kids do some test prep and be ready to get to the Coach Outlet store when it opens at 12:00 AM to get their teacher’s Christmas gifts.
    Just not feeling too holiday this year.
    D.C. sounds great. I was holding out for crashing the relatives on Inaugural Day. I think they just had a redo of the Air and Space museum.

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  3. we’re in a car driving to my inlaws family get together. This is year number 17! Our kids are ecstatic. We wish we’d started driving earlier.

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  4. We are in NYC for the Macys parade. We just saw the balloons being inflAted then had dinner. Tomorrow the parade for as long as we can bear it, then we escape to Long Island for family dinner. We have a lot to be thankful for. Eighteen months ago my dad’s PSA was in the 500’s. Monday he found out his most recent number was .07 . If only he could walk.

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  5. Got a bunch of Germans coming over after work. Georgians eat turkey at Orthodox Christmas, so they’re a bit small yet, which is why we have two. But — fresh! Would die for some proper sweet potatoes, which are not to be had in this part of the second world. Improvising some other things, and using up some of the pre-packaged stuff we brought from Germany. Time to get started…

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  6. Drove for 13 hours yesterday to a fairly impromptu family get-together in Indiana with one set of grandparents and a set of cousins we haven’t seen in a couple of years. Can’t really afford it, but the kids got to go swimming at the hotel pool this morning, and Thanksgiving dinner is shaping up nicely. Not looking forward to the return trip on Saturday, but it was nice to get away. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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  7. We’re staying home. We put the turkey on after lunch and then walked down to the Alexandria waterfront. The river is empty and beautifully blue. We sat on a bench and looked out on it. On the skyline of the Maryland side, Cirque de Soleil has set up their trademark blue and yellow tents. The water taxi ticket office had a poster up telling us to take it to National Harbor and from there there’s a shuttle up the hill to Cirque de Soleil. There’s a handful of restaurants open in Old Town (including the pizza joint, for those who can’t stand turkey), but most everything else is closed. Despite that, there’s a fair number of people walking, taking in the afternoon. Peaceful and restful.
    I hope your Thanksgiving is, too.

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