Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thankful for the Hodgepodge

The menu is planned and the groceries have been purchased. Now all I have to do is put it all together. And that will start later today. I like to do as much prep as I can the day before so that all I have to do on Thanksgiving is put it together and cook. That gives me plenty of time to cook, eat, clean and be ready for the football game! 

How about a little Thanksgiving Hodgepodge?

1.What's something you wish you knew how to do, but feel like it's too late to learn? Play the cello. 

2. Your least favorite thing to shop for? Why? Anything. I am not a fan of shopping. Because I'm not a fan of crowds. NOTHING, and I mean, NOTHING is worth fighting a crowd. 

3. How has the celebration of Thanksgiving today changed from when you were growing up? Not much has changed. We're a family who thrives on tradition and we don't 'do' change easily. I still prepare the same foods my grandmother and mother did and we still have people over to share our feast. And the television is still on during the game. Oh, and the parade. I'll be wearing my Panthers jersey all day long. 10-0,  Baby! 

4. What's something that when other people see it, reminds them of you? Explain. Funny, I've heard people say this and cannot think of a single thing. Unless it has something to do with dreading school day Mondays. Ha!

5. If you could guest star in a TV show, what would it be and why? LAST MAN STANDING. I love Tim Allen and that show cracks me up! 

6. Have you ever farmed or spent any time on a farm? I spent time on a farm when I was little. My great-grandfather was a farmer and I loved going there. Are there farm stands in your little corner of the world and do you make it a point to shop there? Farm stands? You mean, people on the side of the road selling produce? I have shopped from those folks. If you mean an actual stand by the side of the road, they've ruined that here. Now, we have to go somewhere like the picture below. It's all about money in the low-country of Charleston, folks. If so, what item do you particularly like to buy from a roadside stand or farm shop? I do not support the big money, BUT, i
f there's a guy on the side of the road with his the summer, tomatoes, and watermelons! And squash! Yum!

7. What's something you've experienced recently that made you feel a sense of awe or wonder? Tucker and I have plenty of time to walk since school is out for the week and we have been enjoying the sunrise over the marsh. This always fills me with awe. Then there are the daily pictures from NASA that always fill me with awe and wonder. 

This one is from yesterday morning. 
8.  Insert your own random thought here.


  1. Good morning Pam! I so agree with you on the cello and crowds! I once tried to pick up cello in my 30s, but... I also avoid crowds, and long lines. So nice that Tucker enjoys the sunrises with you. Hope you have a good Thanksgiving, Pam. Give Tucker a piece of turkey and tell him Aunt Judy suggested it. Lol Love the Snoopy cartoon.

    1. Thanks, Judy! I hope y'all have a marvelous Thanksgiving too! I hope Tucker stops after a piece of turkey, but the odds are not in my favor. LOL Will the family be with you? Stay warm! :)

  2. I'm with you on #2. I have never and will never go shopping on Black Friday. Ever. Everyone I've read so far today wish they could play a musical instrument. Our cats will be begging for turkey and we will also have our grand-pups here so there will be competition for giblets, I'm sure!! Wishing you and yours a blessed and fun Thanksgiving!

    1. Those sales events are ridiculous. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving too! Tucker is ready! :)

  3. I love the fact that the Thanksgiving meal always remains the same. I can't wait to eat tomorrow! We will be cheering on the Chicago Bears. I love, love, love Last Man Standing. I love his political jokes each week. I will not be out shopping on Friday and will do as little as possible in the stores before Christmas. I do love shopping online. Happy Thanksgiving.

    1. Our family is so much like Tim Allen's in Last Man Standing. The girls and I are liberal and their dad is conservative. The difference is the man in our house is a total jerk about it. If we don't see thing his way, we're idiots and he yells. No fun. So, we don't discuss politics here. Everywhere else I go and everyone else I know, I can discuss politics and have wonderful discussions. It's sad. And annoying as hell. Ha! I love shopping online too. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Xx

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I too LOVE Tim Allen and his latest show. As well as Farms, - I love REAL farms! :)

  6. Happy Thanksgiving...I know it was!


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