Whatnot – 11/16/22

Thanksgiving centerpiece.Here we are. A week away from Thanksgiving. I pulled out my Thanksgiving notebook so I could plan the meal, but once again, it will just be the two of us. After my daughter’s show wraps, she will hop on a plane to Seattle and spend Thanksgiving with her brother. They spent last Thanksgiving together too but in Kansas City. We thought about making reservations and we’ve been invited to a couple of meals but I just love an easy, going, Thanksgiving. I won’t be making
ALL the things, just the tried and true, must have dishes. It will still be nice. Plus, the pup loves to smell the turkey cooking. 

My book club meets tonight to discuss The Essex Serpent. I was way behind on reading it because I got sucked in by the new King book but I ended up reading the club book in one sitting so I am ready for the discussion. I am still reading King but will add Murakami’s new book, Novelist as a Vocation.

My scans from last week showed a potential kidney stone but the doc hasn’t called me about it so maybe it’s a watch and see. I do not want surgery again and will avoid it like the plague. In other health news, the knees are getting better.

This past weekend we were out and about and the holiday rush is in full swing. We hit one of my favorite indie bookstores but I left empty handed. I had two books on my list and they didn’t have either one in the store. I can easily order them online but it’s not the same as buying books in person. Everyone else seemed to be buying up the store. I don’t like the craziness of the holidays but it was good to see all of the stores doing well again.

What are your plans for Thanksgiving? The Sunday after Thanksgiving student ministry is having a Turkey Bowl with flag football. I will be on the sidelines cheering them on.

8 thoughts on “Whatnot – 11/16/22”

  1. This will be the first year we are planning to travel for Thanksgiving. My husband’s mom is not doing well, and we want to make sure Kat sees her. It’s going to be bittersweet.

  2. Like you both, Kim and I are having a simple Thanksgiving. She’s not off Thanksgiving, but is off on Friday. We’ll have a late Thanksgiving dinner and then leftovers on Friday. I’m off all next week. While I have lots of possibilities (see my blog if interested), I’m trying not to feel pressured and just ease into this weekend. Initially I was going to go see my parents, who live about 60 minutes away, this weekend, but our car dashboard is flashing all kinds of lights. We can’t get it into the mechanic until after Thanksgiving. But so far, at least it is driveable. 🤞

    1. You are usually pretty good about easing into a holiday so I pray you are successful. I am my usual ball of anxiety. I never used to be this way but after COVID I struggle a bit.

  3. I’m sorry your kids aren’t going to be with you for Thanksgiving, but how special that they’ll celebrate together! We won’t have a huge crowd (phew!), but there will be eight of us, which is plenty. This month is so busy with various medical appointments, that I’m already looking forward to December.

    I can’t remember the last time that I read a book in one sitting. Good for you!

    I hope you don’t have to have surgery, either. Glad that your knees are feeling a little bit better.

    Have a good week, Ti!

  4. I’ll be spending Thanksgiving, which is also my birthday, with my two sons, dil, granddaughter, grandson, his soon to be wife, and my great granddaughter. Plus hopefully my dil’s mom and dad.

    Praying for a good report from your dr.

  5. We will be heading to my parents house here in the Greater KC area for a family meal with most of the family. Some won’t be able to gather until we get together for Christmas. We will eat well, of course, visit and play games and likely have football on in the background for most of the day.

    And before we head that way we will watch the parade (the broadcast that focuses on floats, not performances). It is a tradition that is not as good or fun as it was when I was a child, but still very enjoyable all the same.

    Hope you two have a wonderful low-key Thanksgiving.

  6. I am so glad your knees are feeling better and hope the kidney stone doesn’t grow (nasty things!). I like that your children travel to see each other on the holiday; good job raising them!

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