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?
I went to Mom's after the annual football game. (I'm the band director.) The brother (and family) who just moved back from overseas was there, and it was great!!
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?
Traditional all the way. My mom's stuffing is my favorite, and she always does "homemade" whipped cream to go with the pies. Mmm Mmm good.
3. Other than the meal, do you have any Thanksgiving customs that you observe every year?
Can you call it a custom that I work the game every year with the band? I haven't had Thanksgiving off in 20 years...
Actually, we go out to dinner the Saturday after to celebrate the beginning of the shopping season.
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?
I am home with the coffee and the blogs, and, yes, the blinds are down. Love it.
5. Let the HOLIDAY SEASON commence! When will your Christmas decorations go up?
If I get to them, they will go up sometime. It's different every year, because it isn't a big priority.