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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

By now everyone should know how to play, so come join us as we answer Joyce's questions
1. Are you settling for something?

I don't like the term "settling" sounds like I can make up my mind between 2 foods on a menu so I settle on one over the other. No I don't belive that I am settling for anything. I am very happy with the choices I have made.

2.  It wasn't that long ago almost every store in the US locked doors and turned out lights on Thanksgiving Day. This year many will be open all day Thursday, giving shoppers a jump start on 'Black Friday'. In your opinion is this a good thing or a not so good thing? Will you be shopping on Thanksgiving Day?

I will not be shopping on Thanksgiving Day. I will be celebrating all I am thankful for.  I find it sad that people sit around the table thankful for something, then run out to the store to get more.....

3. Speaking of shopping... I saw a recent article on the twelve best shopping cities in the world. In order they are-
New York, Tokyo, London, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, Hong Kong, Buenos Aires, Vienna, Dubai, Madrid, Milan, and Seoul.
Ever shopped in any of the cities listed? In which city would you most like to pull out the plastic or cold hard cash?

Never shopped in any of these cities. If I needed to pick a spot to spend money, I'd pick Paris because ....it's Paris!

4.  When did you last dine by candlelight?

When did the power go out last time????That would be when I last dined by candle light.

5. What do you have too much of?

Bills-cold weather -and dog hair on our carpet - guess whose?

6. The Hunger Games...are you a fan?  Did you read the book(s)?  Will you/have you seen the movie?  Will you/have you seen Catching Fire?  No spoilers please!

I did not read the books and will not be watching the movie until it comes on tv for free.

7. Share your plans for Thanksgiving Day. The who, the where, the what...especially the what! As in what's for dinner?  If you're one of my International visitors, whose homeland doesn't celebrate American Thanksgiving (the whole world doesn't ya know!), then still tell us your plans for Thursday.

Our daughter, son-in-law and grand girls are coming at 11-ish for breakfast.  We will have bacon, eggs, fruit salad, vegan potatoes, almond muffins, pumpkin bread and sausage.  Yes, bacon and sausage.  We will play with the kids and be thankful for all we have.
Later in the evening we will have our own turkey with meat stuffing, yams and veggies. Pumpkin pie and Pecan pie will be our dessert. We will also continue to be thankful for all we have.  Our daughter and her family will be visiting her husbands side of the family and our daughter is a vegan (rest of us are not, so that is why the bacon AND sausage)

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
We are in REMISSON!! We are thankful for such great news and thankful for all the support we have received through this.  What a great word REMISSION is.  


  1. Praise the Lord! That is awesome news! God is so very good. Have a happy, happy Thanksgiving with all your family!

  2. Hooray for the R-word :) What wonderful news to be able to be thankful for!! I love the menu for your breakfast and think that every meal should have bacon and sausage :) If you have a chance, I would recommend reading the Hunger Games books - they are quick reads and make the movies so much better! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Remission.... Praise the Lord! I am so happy for you. :)

    Enjoy your family breakfast... Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Breakfast is a nice compromise when your kids are going to the in-laws for dinner. So so happy for you, much to be especially grateful for this year! Enjoy!

  5. Good point on #2. Having breakfast together is a great way to gather for Thanksgiving- enjoy. I am happy to hear your great medical news. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. God is good! Bless you as you celebrate remission. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  7. what a great idea, to share breakfast! And praise the Lord for your remission news! What a reason to be thankful for sure!

  8. Enjoy your Thanksgiving - you have much to be thankful for - remission is a beautiful word.

  9. All the food at your place sounds delightfully yummy. But the word remission is the best of all!! So happy for you and your family.

  10. Praise the Lord, and a wonderful thing to be thankful for!!

    I like that you are doing a brunch and then your turkey and trimmings later. A great way to celebrate all day long!!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!! Blessings!!

  11. Sounds like your Thanksgiving will be a lovely one. I won't be out shopping either, I prefer to be with my family friends.

  12. What a wonderful thing to be thankful for with remission!! Sounds like you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day ahead, enjoy!


  13. Happy, happy, HAPPY Thanksgiving to you and Gerry!

    Happy Thanksgiving to your family, friends, online prayer warriors - in other words, all of us who know and love you. In addition to our own reasons to give thanks we're all celebrating your remission with thanks and great joy this holiday.

    So good talking with you both yesterday, dear friends!

  14. You Thanksgiving day sounds wonderful, hope it was as awesome as it sounds. Way to go on the Remission, that is wonderful news! ((HUGS))


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