Saturday 9: Thanksgiving 2010
21 November 2010
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1. Tell us about your very favorite (yes we know that's redundant) Thanksgiving.
Thanksgivings have been pretty good for the past 10 years. I think maybe my favorite was that of 2001. I'll never forget it. I don't know why; it was pretty quiet and uneventful. Chloë was a newborn. I dressed her up for her first big holiday. I was so excited for her. I couldn't wait to make a big feast with my new husband. In the end, the turkey turned out beautifully (we used a recipe I found in Parade magazine and still use it to this day), and the rest of the food was great. The baby? Slept through the entire thing. It cracked me up. The only pictures I have of her on that day, with her pretty dress on, were of her sleeping in her bright red crib!
2. What are you doing for Turkey Day this year?
Well... heh. The kids and are I traveling throughout South Carolina right now, and we're not due to drive home until Thanksgiving Day itself. There's a chance we may go home a day earlier. I was hoping I could find cheap tickets to have hubby fly down and meet us here the night before T-day, but it didn't pan out. Pretty sucky. Not sure what we'll do at this point...
3. If you were to go to somebody else’s house, what would be your favorite dish to bring?
I always have a hard time with that. I never know what to bring for main dishes, or sides. I'm not a bad cook; I'm just indecisive. And neurotic. I'd rather bring a dessert, every time. I'm good at desserts. Maybe a pie. Or cupcakes. What kind do you like?
4. Tell us about the funniest person that you'll be with this Thanksgiving.
Sophia! I'd normally say "me," because I'm pretty freaking funny if I do say so myself, but I think that little girl has me beat. She's hysterical. Hey, what can I say? The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!
5. What would surprise us to know about your Thanksgivings?
In the 10 years we've been together, I don't think we've been with anyone outside our little immediate family even once! It's just been us. (Correct me if I'm wrong, please.) I would absolutely LOVE to be part of a huge feast with family and/or friends just once. Eh, but maybe not: growing up, we always had a huge group, and we always had big drama. Maybe smaller is nicer.
6. Does your usual mix of guests result in drama, or is it a group you’re happy to see?
Ha! I swear, I never read the questions in advance. See #5.
7. What did your family do for Thanksgiving when you were a kid? Do you still do it?
Everyone gathered at our house. We had a dining room with a pretty large table. And a kitchen with a table, and if we needed, people sat in the living room and family room, too. And there was always an argument. Every birthday and Christmas, and every other holiday, there were always tears. It was like our favorite tradition. No, I definitely haven't repeated that one with my kids! Thank God.
8. We know you've been asked this probably 15 times this week. But share with us in 2010, what are you most thankful for?
I haven't, actually, because I've been absent from the blogosphere. 2010 has been pretty hard on us as a family. I am thankful we have each other. Whatever happens, we are together, and nothing else really matters. People may criticize our marriage and our parenting, but most of the people I know who are doing so have had multiple failed marriages and/or are doing things raising their children that make me raise my eyebrows, so... yeah. I'll stop there!
9. Okay, the big question: are you going to 'attend' any of the "Black Friday" sales? ...and if you are, are you hard core serious like the 5 am "be there" crowd?
God, no. But this year, I thought about going out for a few awesome deals, for the first time in my entire life. I would have, too, if we had the money. But, we don't, So, no. (Gosh, could I use more commas??)
Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!