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Monday, November 19, 2012

It's Not My Turn

Since it's not my turn this year, we will be doing Thanksgiving Lite. Not in terms of gratitude, though certainly in terms of food preparation. I'd love to be making these sweet little place cards for my dining room table, but there's no need when there are only three!



I asked John what he needed to see on his Thanksgiving table and he said, "A cup of coffee and a piece of pie." If only I had known how easy this could be! =)

I'm noticing that it is very quiet in Blogdom as those of us in the States get ready for Thanksgiving. I'll be joining my brethren and sistren in the all quiet department until after the holiday. The rest of you, keep those Christmas fires burning until we can join you!

Please have the most wonderful of Thanksgivings filled with the meaning that has attended this holiday from the earliest days of its history and with family surrounding you.

And may there be a cup of coffee and a piece of pie!

Love Vee

52 comments:

  1. I'm smiling at John's answer. Now there is a man who has his priorities straight :).
    Thank you for the warm Thanksgiving wishes. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving as well.

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  2. Those are nice placecards - May I use them? We will have our family and my parents here 12 altogether!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Vee!

    Love
    Deanna

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  3. I think your Thanksgiving sounds relaxing and nice! Happy Thanksgiving, Deanna. Blessings to you and yours.

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  4. Wishing you and John a blessed holiday and I'm thankful for your friendship through bloging, Vee.
    Enjoy the pie and coffee!

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  5. I would love to share a cup of coffee with you! Happy Thanksgiving, ours is past ( Canadian here, lol)

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  6. One of my brothers would be right on the same page as John! This is my year to cook for 10 of us. That's a very tidy number for my house as we'll fit around the table with a little room to spare. Our oldest son and daughter are with her family this year and Katie and Andrew are with his father in Florida this year. Our son Dan is traveling from Eastern Washington to be with us. Woohoo 1 out of 3 and we're thankful. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Vee and enjoy that pie and coffee!

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  7. Your John knows what's good! I wish you both a most wonderful holiday.
    My Thanksgiving will be celebrated in Branson again this year. We'll be leaving Wed. and get back sometime Sunday. My blogging has slowed down too. It's just a busy time of year. We'll all have more time for it when things slow down after the holidays.
    Have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. I'll be thinking of you and many other friends from south of the border as you celebrate Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful day, Vee, and a wonderful week.

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  9. He sounds like Mr OP, but then Mr OP said he would be fine last year with a Christmas brunch instead of dinner. We had a lovely brunch but around supper he was missing that spread (me too). So Thanksgiving and Christmas will be our traditional fare again.

    Have a wonderful day with all of your blessings.

    Leann

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  10. Vee, as you know, I am not feeling any holiday spirit. I never really do but this year it is worse. While I was supposed to host at my home this year, due to an unexpected very violent kidney stone procedure that my friend's hubby is dealing with right now (elective I might add), I am cooking and transporting to my friend's house in Brooklyn. It will be a joint effort with me doing soup, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, biscuits and two pies, and her SIL doing the turkey, sweet potatoes and mushrooms. I dread dread dread the traffic. :( xo

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  11. It's just the three of us too, but if I close my eyes, I'm at my Mom's again and want to do it just like she did. They'll be leftovers for a week, but who cares. We'll skype with our kids and it will be almost like we're together. Needless to say, they will be pies! Happy Thanksgiving dear friend, XOXO

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  12. Vee - wishing you and John a very happy Thanksgiving. Thinking of you and the rest of my American blogdom friends. Have a wonderful week and lots of coffee and pie!!!!

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  13. The pie is my favorite part too!!!
    Wishing you and John a very Thanksgiving Day too.
    I'm thankful for many many things, one of which is you, my friend. : )

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  14. Wishing you, John and your families a blessed Thanksgiving day and holiday weekend. Keeping it simple can be so nice.

    It's just the two of us and our 4-legged fur kids, but it will be a wonderfully relaxing day. (That's our plan! I'll have to let you know if we get our wish.)

    Such special memories of holidays past and it's fun to have a day of solitude to really think of "the good old days".

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  15. Happy, Happy Thanksgiving dear Vee! I wish you a most enjoyable holiday, even if it is a quite one. Thank you for your friendship.

    xo,
    Jen

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  16. I too am taking requests: what foods do you need for it to be Thanksgiving? (This is motivated by a bad memory of my husband's of his mother ordering pizza one year:). However, I'm trying to remind everyone we can't have ALL the foods we love at one meal. May your pie be delicious!

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  17. We planned our dinner today....for the two of us! And there will be turkey and all of the fixin's...not sure about the pie! lol Happy Thanksgiving to you and your sweet family! Sweet Southern hugs, Diane

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  18. It has been many years since I have gone away from home on Thanksgiving. But it is my favorite holiday, and we go all out and enjoy it so much! And of course, we are even more excited this year as Ryan, Sarah, Eve, Nora, and Peter are going to be here! I can hardly contain myself. After six years of separate Thanksgiving celebrations, we thrilled about all of us being together. This mama's heart is full.

    I wish you and John and the rest of your dear family the happiest of Thanksgiving celebrations as you count your blessings and give thanks to the Giver! {{hugs}}

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  19. Oh I am soo looking forward to pie and coffee time too! Enjoy every little minute of your holiday Vee! And may we all be mindful of our many, many blessings! HUGS

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  20. Enjoy your Thanksgiving Lite, this year!!!! :-)

    Mine sort of is too (lite that is), since we will gather at a son's. Not the usual son's. :-) I just have to do 2 pies. He and son and 'grands' "do" the stuffin' here. But that is pretty LITE. :-)

    Hope you will be enjoying this wee little blogging holiday. I hope you are not kind-of-forced into it... By a wee bit of melancholy. -sigh-

    Mmmm, there I go again. Reading between the lines. What can I say? I'm just always doing it.

    Happy, Happy Thanksgiving,
    "Auntie"

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  21. You have a wonderful Thanksgiving too! I will be making dinner for the small bit of family left.
    The young ones have flown the coup to places out west and south.

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  22. Enjoy your holiday Vee and blessings to you and your entire family.
    QMM

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  23. Happy Thanksgiving, Vee! Have a cup of coffee and piece of pie for me!

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  24. John has the right idea! Best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving! (Oh, and please do peek in to see my Wordless Wednesday post this week! I promise it will be worth your while, LOL.)

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  25. I love your hubby's A-list... ' a cup of coffee and a piece of pie'. That would also work for my hubby, although the table will be filled with everything else too, since the whole clan will be gathering for an overnight adventure in East Texas this year.

    Happy Thanksgiving Vee!

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  26. It will also be a quiet Thanksgiving for us Vee, as we aren't going to Colorado to celebrate it. I look forward to next year when my family will be together again! Hope you ahve a very Happy Thanksgiving and that the new year ahead will bring many new blessings to be thankful for!

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  27. Thank you for the holiday wishes, Vee. The same to you and John! A slice of pie and coffee will be on my LONG list of things I'm thankful for!

    XO,
    Jane

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  28. I'm for the man answer. I'm not cooking anything this year. Just me and the cat. Meow!

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  29. Happy Thanksgiving, Vee! May it be a wonderful time, whatever lands up on the table. My thoughts will be with all of my American friends and family on Thursday.

    Let me know what kind of pie you whip up:)

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  30. It is our turn this year. I may not be visiting any of my blogging buddies for the next few days so may I wish you a great cup of coffee and piece of pie :)

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  31. Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving, dear Vee! I am so excited because my younger daughter and her family arrive tomorrow! We'll have twelve at the table, eight "grown-ups" and four children....A good number, I think!

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  32. Happy Thanksgiving, Vee!
    Those are cute pilgrims name tags. Where are the pilgrimisses, I wonder.
    Lucky you, to not have to cook the whole meal this year.
    Number 2 Son and his family are coming for the holiday and weekend, so I`m dizzy just thinking of all the preparations!!
    Enjoy your day!

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  33. We will have close to 16, sharing our most blessed Thanksgiving table..That, in itself, is the BEST of blessings. Some of the grands will be going to their spouse parents but we will have them on Christmas Eve.
    I have the turkey thawing, looking for a KILLER recipe for a pork loin (just found one in Country Living, wrapped in bacon...O HONEY), daughter and daughter in law bringing dishes of something delicious, a grandson that makes pies at Cracker Barrel is bringing 3, the cornbread for the dressing is made and in the freezer......and I am getting hungry, just typing all of it. :))
    Have a great holiday, dear friend.
    Love, bj

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  34. We are having a very quite Christmas this year just me and the beer fairy 13 cats 2 dogs and the pidge, everyone is going away and we get to look after all the animals so far, so I might settle for a cup of coffee and a piece of pie.
    Merle...

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  35. Me and Handyman will be spending Thanksgiving here at home. Alone! And he has the flu! :D I'm just going to be thankful I have a home and kids, wherever they may be, and be quite. Kind of different, but nice.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you, my blogging sister.
    Debbie

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  36. I am laughing...it has been my turn every year for decades, I can't even imagine what it is like to go somewhere, but this year will be very low key, hubby works until 3:30pm, and yes, Praise God a job with some income, so we will be going with small Thanksgiving dinner...but a tons of thanks!
    Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

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  37. Oh my you do have an easy menu. Our numbers this year will only be four but they want the whole traditional meal and I love them so much and am so thankful for them that they will get just that! Thankful for you too dear friend, Happy Thanksgiving!

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  38. I'm headin' for the hills...well actually the mountains. The family is going to a B&B for two days of food and fun, and thankfulness. Have a blessed Thanksgiving ~ and give John a second helping of pie. He deserves it.

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  39. Sweet Vee - I'm wishing you and John a wonderful and beautiful lite Thanksgiving season! We've got so much for which to be thankful, and of late, we're thankful to call you and John friends of ours! Tony sends his good wishes, too! Have another piece of pie, both of you, for Tony and me! I'm about to lay low, too, for family will start arriving tomorrow and there's "miles to go before I sleep"... Warm thanksgiving hugs coming your way!!!

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  40. Happy Thanksgiving to you both! A cup of coffee and a piece of pie! That man of yours is SUCH a 'keeper!' You are both blessed, indeed! But then.....you already know that!

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  41. Happy Thanksgiving, Vee - we will do our best to keep things moving here in the blog world while America celebrates!

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  42. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours :)

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  43. Pie and coffee....love it!
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Vee!

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  44. There's just 4 of us this year for Thankgiving since my husband has to work (he's in retail). He's going to try to get some rest in the afternoon before he has to go in.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  45. Oh these would be gorgeous placecards. I am not doing any, just letting everyone sit wherever since I have two tables. I hope you and your family have a very Blessed Thanksgiving.

    I didn't get an email, so will you please send it again. send to

    astrollthrulife@live.com

    Hugs, Marty

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  46. Happy Thanksgiving to you and John, Vee!! I know you will enjoy the holiday no matter who is hosting and what you are eating. :) I had a fantastic time in NYC! Totally amazing! Lots of blog fodder for sure. I'm exhausted and have lots to do so will try to get a post up soon. Hugs, Pam

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  47. Well, John is easy to please! My husband is complaining that I cook too much, so I've decided to cut back one dish and cook it over the weekend to have with leftovers--either the sweet potato casserole or savory corn pudding. I haven't decided yet as I'll see what the grandkids prefer. Happy Thanksgiving, Vee!

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  48. Hi Vee!

    My hubby and I have been cooking all day long, and we're not even hosting!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  49. I so wish I could blink and have you here with us. How wonderful that would be...although, not quite so quiet as you'll likely enjoy today.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

    Much love,
    Becky

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  50. Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the peace. Hugs

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  51. Hi dear Vee,

    Thanksgiving blessings AND pie and coffee for your sweet John. Not so easy here. Been cooking for two and a half days. It will all disappear in less than an hour. Thanksgiving LITE for me next year.

    Love,

    Sharon

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  52. A cup of coffee and a piece of pumpkin pie from Crackle Barrel is on my list of things this evening!~smile~ Hope you are enjoying your day. I took this afternoon off to visit.
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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Thank you!

DB