Wednesday, November 23, 2022

A Hodgepodge With All The Trimmings

Welcome to our Thanksgiving edition of the the Wednesday Hodgepodge. If you've answered today's questions, add your link at the end of my post, then leave a comment for the blogger before you. Everyone is grateful for comments on Wednesdays and everyday. Now let's talk turkey-

From this Side of the Pond
1. Have you ever been on a cruise? If so where did you go and how did you like it? If not, do you have any desire to take a cruise someday? 

No and NO. 

2. Tell us about your Thanksgiving plans...are you hosting? cooking? eating out? turkey or some other main? is it stuffing or dressing in your house? homemade cranberries or cranberries in a can? are pies on the dessert menu? what kind? what are your 'must have' sides? Tell us one thing you're especially grateful for this year.

We'll be having dinner with daughter2 and her family, along with my mother-in-law. Turkey for sure, but daughter2 will also bake a small ham because that's her hubs tradition. We call it stuffing in our house, but it's not stuffed so technically I guess it's dressing. Also, it's my one must-have side. 

I'm making homemade cranberry sauce, but we'll have the canned variety too. Don't you need that as a condiment on your leftover turkey sandwich? There are pies on the menu, pecan for sure. I'm bringing a fruit salad which has been my family's tradition forever, and honestly is what I want for dessert after a big meal. 

One thing I'm grateful for this year~family

3. If someone approaches you and asks for money do you give it to them? Do you drop money 'in a tin cup' that belongs to a person on the street? Do you have a specific charity you support during the holiday season and/or year round?

I do give if I happen to have cash on me, but that's rare. I don't normally carry cash. We support specific charities year round including Compassion, World Vision, Cru, and St. Jude, others as needs arise that we feel led to support. I also volunteer in person in a local soup kitchen here and find that meaningful. 

4. Have you started decorating for Christmas? Is your tree up? Shopping done? Wrapped? 

I've started decorating but only a very little bit. Our main tree isn't up because we're going to have a real one this year and we haven't gone to get it yet. Hubs put a tree on the screened porch but it's not decorated yet. We always put a tree on our dock too, and that still needs to be done. There's a small tree on the bar with lights but no decor, but my snow village is up which feels like a huge win. My shopping is not done and there is lots of wrapping still to do.  We have time's still November! 

5. Create your own acrostic using the word THANKS. 

Traveling over the mountain and through the woods to

have Thanksgiving dinner, turkey with 

all the trimmings, including potatoes, dressing, and cranberry sauce, 

not to mention pie. Can't wait to 

kiss and snuggle baby boy and 

say a prayer of thankfulness for our many blessings this year. 

6.  Insert your own random thought here. 

Happy Thanksgiving from my home to yours...

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  1. Your acrostic is awesome! Way to go! Your view (photo) is amazing. I know you never grow tired of seeing that view every day. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. The lake picture is so beautiful. My youngest daughter lives at the lake, and the pictures she sends me takes my breath away sometimes. Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. Love your acrostic and the story it tells. We will be at son #2's home where our 2 grands live and bring us so much joy. I think if I had a dock I'd want a tree on it, too! Have a most wonderful 1st Thanksgiving with that little guy!

  4. It was so good to be back Hodgepodging today. Sounds like a great Thanksgiving for you and yours. Enjoy!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving, Joyce! Thanks for hosting the Hodgepodge! Loved your acrostic. It tells a lovely story. And oh, that lake view!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving Joyce and Family!!! I enjoyed your acrostic. :-) I love that you put a tree out on your dock.
    I put a Christmas tree in my greenhouse.
    xx oo

  7. Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the time with your family.

  8. Happy Thanksgiving!! Safe travels and make lots of memories!! xo

  9. Great acrostic and I love that lake photo. Happy Thanksgiving and have fun with that grand baby.

  10. When you have a big family and everybody hangs to his traditions, it becomes complicated ! Even in my mini family we have to find compromises ! On top my DIL is a vegetarian !

  11. Happy Thanksgiving Joyce. I'm sure you'll have a memorable day which I look forward to hearing about.