I thought I would start with the end of my post for the title this evening. Seemed kind of a cute thing to do. You, the reader, can decide :)
Yep, it is a fact. I'm having four Thanksgiving celebrations over the course of five days and when I stood back and looked at it, I'm not cooking a single thing. That is indeed a blessing!
It starts Wednesday evening. I work on Thanksgiving. You guys all know with the company I work for, we run 24/7. Its got to be covered 24/7. So if your regular shift is on a holiday, you work it if you haven't asked for it off. I'm cool with working Thanksgiving. I'm going to try to get Christmas off this year; we'll see. So I'll be working Thanksgiving day.
Son will be going up to his girlfriend's Thursday to celebrate with her family. I wanted to have a three of us (hubby, son, me) dinner so we picked Wednesday. The menu, roast, potatoes, carrots, rolls, dessert. Hubby will put the roast, potatoes, carrots in the crockpot and go to the store to get the rolls and dessert. No cooking for me, I can live with that.
Thursday is celebration #2. Just hubby and me (and Koda, I'm sure he'll get a tidbit or two). We have absolutely no idea what we will have, leaning towards fish and the side dishes that will go with it. He'll prepare the food while I'm working. I can live with that.
Friday is celebration #3 with my brother, sister-in-law, their children, my niece's husband and children, various other family members. Probably in all about 20 people. Brother and family always celebrate Thanksgiving the day afterwards because my niece (I've written about this before, but I'm just so darn proud of her, I'm writing about it again :) puts on a dinner at her church for the hungry, the homeless, all are invited. She started this 10 years ago, the first Thanksgiving she did it she was newly pregnant and newly nauseous but still managed to pull the dinner off. I've written it before, but they have no idea how many will come but they NEVER run out of food. That's a God thing, sort of like loaves and fish multiplying. She and a multitude of volunteers serve. Her parents watch her and her husband's children so she can do this. I would imagine as the kids grow, they'll be right along helping her.
So they celebrate Friday night and we'll be there with them. Son and girlfriend will join in the festivities. And all we have to do is bring a bottle of wine. I can live with that.
And then finally, Sunday. Decided I wanted to have a Thanksgiving celebration with son and girlfriend, hubby and me, so we'll drive up to where we used to live, where she lives, and join them for a late lunch/early dinner at the restaurant of their choosing. I can live with that.
All I can say is, I'm not getting on the scale come Monday.....
But I did want to say, I'm so thankful for so much; Jesus, my salvation. the blessings he has given me time after time after time after time. My job, food to eat, a warm house, warm clothes to wear, etc., etc., etc.
I am also thankful to each and everyone of you who read my words and comment. I've said it before, and you know I'll say it again, you guys are the best and mean so much to me.
May you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!