"Thanksgiving is on the way"

 My thoughts today have been on our 
"Thanksgiving Meal"

Who will be here for dinner or where will I be?
I do know I must go to my daughters in Palm Beach,  on the 13th to give her a hand while she recuperates from a bit of surgery and I'm not sure if I'll be there one or two weeks. 
Will I cook at her house or come back to cook at mine?
From the looks of things I'll only have Mr. N, my sister and maybe two of my girls for Thanksgiving Dinner.
My kids in Guam and Juneau, sorry to say,  will not be able to come. The distance and work will be keeping them at home.
Let me share a photo from my daughter-in-law in Juneau.  This is today's dusting of snow. On her street!
It's getting confusing!
 I'm missing out on a really nice time in the Mountains of Tennessee.  My niece and her husband invited me and my sister to join them. They are renting a cabin for the week of Thanksgiving but as I said, I could not miss helping my Cyndi.  You moms know how that would be #1 on your list.
Should I buy a turkey and put it in the freezer just in case I get home for the Holiday?

I'll tell you, I may end up running into
at the last minute and order a complete meal for 6 or 8.
Have not eaten from there in years, wonder if it's good?  But, they do last minute meals. The photo below is from their web site.
Does not look too bad? Maybe I could doctor it up?

That would solve my problem don't you think?

Sorry, I'm rambling here!
My sis came for her winter visit the other day carrying a bug of sorts. I'm starting to think she has the flu, and along with her jet lag it's got her pretty miserable.  Poor thing spent today in bed sipping NyQuil while running a low grade fever.  Thankfully she got it this week instead of next, because she needs to go with me to Palm Beach.

Ok!  I'm done.
Will have to decide another day what to do for "Thanksgiving"

For some reason I'd rather put some shrimp on the barbie and forgo the turkey!
Now this looks good!
I put up my Thanksgiving header today.  After digging in the pantry I found my little "Pilgrim Salt and Pepper" shakers that I got many years ago.  Thought they deserved to be displayed. 

I hope everyone's "Thanksgiving" plans are made and you know what you will be doing on that day!


Pondside said...

I just know that wherever you are whoever you're with, you'll make it a real Thanksgiving - whether it's roast turkey or turkey sandwiches...and I absolutely get the need to be with your daughter!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh that shrimp looks good! I'm sure you'll get it all figured out for Thanksgiving. I hope you get to spend some time in the mountains. I was just telling my husband how I miss that. We are heading to my sister's house for the huge family gathering like last year. Only more people!!

Karen said...

Sandy, sorry to hear your sister is not feeling well, and hope she is on the mend very soon. You have just gotten over the flu, too, so everyone needs to be healthy before Thanksgiving!

If I had a daughter, I would go to her, too, it's definitely a 'mom' thing. I like the idea of going out to buy a meal; sometimes working too hard just takes the joy out of the day because I always end up cooking for a crew and wow, by day's end, I just want to plop down and doze off.

Gypsy Heart said...

Now, I could easily do that shrimp! Looks fabulous to me...although any seafood does. I think you should just play it by ear and take the easy route. I know you want to be with your daughter and as much as you adore her, it will be a trying time as far as having a lot of strength.

Where ever you are, those around you will be blessed by your presence!


Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

As it is just us three this year we have opted to travel to Colonial Williamsburg and dine in a 1700 era tavern.:)

Thank you for your sweet thoughts and prayers dear friend.