Are You Going To Be MyLotting On Thanksgiving or Will It Be a Ghost-Town?

@pyewacket (44032)
United States
November 21, 2007 1:11am CST
Naturally people outside of the United States will no doubt be on=line and MyLotting on Thursday, but for us folks here in the US it's Thanksgiving and many of you folks will have special plans, going to visit family to have the Thanksgiving day feast, or being with friends, and so forth. I might actually start some of my Thanksgiving Day cooking on Wednesday to save a bit of time so I'm not cooking three thousand things at once. I have to admit, since I'm going to be having a "different" Thanksgiving Day meal, that is the duck breasts rather than turkey I always get the willies anytime I cook something new, like gee, will it come out okay? Yes, I'm a good cook, but I still fret how things will turn out, despite the fact the only ones who will be eating the dinner are me and my kitties...wonder if they'll like the duck? LOL So are any of you, despite that it's Thanksgiving on Thursday, going to pop in here on occasion? I know I will in between things cooking, and simmering, boiling, baking, roasting..LOL And what are some of your plans for Thanksgiving anyway..small family affair or a big shin dig?
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
21 Nov 07
It's just gonna be my family having turkey, along with my 4-legged kids as well. They get a special dinner on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The older ones will know what's coming by the smells but the 2 kittens won't. lol Not having a whole lot. Just turkey, stuffing, mashed taters/gravy, couple veges, dinner rolls. I give up making dessert cause it never gets eaten till days after turkey day. lol I'll be popping in and out of mylot as well tomorrow.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
21 Nov 07
Die hard myLotaholics I see. Hee hee!!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
21 Nov 07
-giggling- yeup, Grandpa Bob. Now, where is that 12-step program at?
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
21 Nov 07
I'm wondering if my two 4-leggeds are going to compete for the Thanksgiving dinner..hehee. Oh, yes we all need our MyLot addiction here. 12-step program...Hello, my name is Pyewacket and I'm a MyLot addict..LOL
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• United States
21 Nov 07
Well I do have a family thing going on but if I can spare the time I will be coming online - not sure about mylot per say but - if I get the chance :) Probably will be either really early tomorrow though or really late.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
22 Nov 07
Well whatever you do have a great Thanksgiving!!! :)
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• United States
22 Nov 07
Thank you and you do the same :D
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
21 Nov 07
I will be popping in and out tomarrow just to see what is going on for the day. I think there will be some that dont have places to go or family to spend with that will still be needing a frined around. Have a great holiday and alot of fun with your family. Big Hugs!
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
22 Nov 07
Well I'll be looking forward to some company here..I did some of my cooking on Wednesday to save time so I don't have to do everything on the one day
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
21 Nov 07
Hey there my friend I will of course be here in the morning. In between watching the parade and mylotting.LOL Then in the afternoon will travel over to family. And of course its always hectic over there.We have a big family with kids running all around. Geez! Im glad to get out of there at night after the massive clean up. Thankyou so much for the Thanksgiving card and I will talk you tommorrow if you on here. So happy gobble gobble day! Cant wait to hear if you liked the duck.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
23 Nov 07
Well I hoped you had a great Thanksgiving...what kind of desserts did you eat..did you bring your own supply of whipped cream?? LOL...I sure would have liked some on my Sweet Potato Pie but didn't even think to get some...hey, can I have some of yours??
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
23 Nov 07
Everything was so good and we had every kind of pie and I didnt even have to bring my own whipped cream they had it for me.LOL You can share with me anytime. I hope you had a nice day how was the duck?
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@pismeof (855)
• United States
21 Nov 07
Sorry to hear you'll be alone on Thanksgiving..That ain't right! Did you find a good recipe for the Duck?
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
21 Nov 07
I found three great recipes and going to combine them..I like the recipe for the stuffing of one, the cherry glaze sauce from another, and how to prepare the duck itself from another recipe..LOL Have a Happy One!! :)
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@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
21 Nov 07
Yummy. That sound de-licious. =^-^= Enjoy
• Canada
22 Nov 07
The cherry glaze sauce sounds yummy pye, let us know how it turns out!
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
21 Nov 07
As I live in the United Kingdom we don't celebrate Thanksgiving so for me it's just a normal day and will be Mylotting as usual. But to all my American friends and special brothers and sisters who mean the world to me a very very Happy Thanksgiving to you all x
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
22 Nov 07
Thank you wolfie...doesn't the UK have some kind of day set aside similar to Thanksgiving??
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
21 Nov 07
Hi pyewacket!!:) I wish you and everyone a happy thanks-giving since it is not a holiday here thursday i will be here(at least try),im finding it hard lately to be here as things has arrised in my life that make it kind of hard for me to be here alot,as a matter of fact at all.:(Im sooo sure everything that you cook pyewacket is sooo good and scrumpchess and your kittys will enjoy their ducky also!When it's holidays it's more hard to pop in here because of all the things to do and time span that were on to get things done and spend time with people.Its too bad that i do not live in toronto,id just cross the border and come visit you for your holiday!:)I wish you all the best! Peanutjar:)
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
22 Nov 07
Thank you peanutjar....I'm sorry things have cropped up in your life so you're not here as often..kind of noticed that :( I just hope my kitties don't get such an overwhelming taste for duck that they want it all the time..LOL
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21 Nov 07
I used to spend Thanksgiving all alone all the time when I was living in the States. When I moved over to Scotland, I started celebrating it. Back home, I used to work on that day as janitors never got a day off. The store was nice and quiet so the work went pretty fast. I didn't bother cooking just for myself although I always made my pumpkin pie. Now, we have a few friends over each year. We celebrated it early this year so that our friends from England could be with us. My pumpkin pie went over great as our friend's had never eaten one. My hubby even helps with the cooking. It's not a bad thing to be alone on the holidays. I really enjoyed it as my schedule was my own. I'll be around as will plenty of others.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
21 Nov 07
I'll be alone too tomorrow, save for my two little fur-babies, my two kitties and I don't mind either...no frazzleness to worry over about getting things done by a certain time..LOL. My two kitties never seemed to impressed by the hoopla of my cooking the dinner though.... Instead of pumpkin pie, I usually make my Sweet Potato pie..love it!
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• Canada
22 Nov 07
Hi pye, Happy Thanksgiving to you! I'll be here today as our Thanksgiving in Canada was in October! I hope that you have a great day today sweetie, and good luck with your duck recipes! Luv & Hugzz, PurpleTeddyBear.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
23 Nov 07
Well, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving back in October..how come it's in October? Just curious.
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• Canada
23 Nov 07
Thanks pye. Not too sure why it's in October, but it is lol. Seems kind of silly seeing as we share the same continent and all.
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• Canada
23 Nov 07
Hi pyewacket and Purple TeddyBear, I've heard the reason 'we Canadians' have our Thanksgiving in October, is because of our climate. In order to take advantage of the fresh produce, including our pumpkin crop, we have it then. We have snow on the ground here in Ontario, as of yesterday. Apparently, we used to share the same Thanksgiving, but it was changed (I'm not sure how long ago), due to the above reason.
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@sacmom (14314)
• United States
22 Nov 07
Well technically it IS Thanksgiving (at almost 1 a.m. PST this Thursday morning) and here I am on MyLot! :P LOL My husband and I didn't have any plans, except to spend time with our kids. That is, until I mentioned that one of our favorite restaurants may be open today! So my husband called them up before he went to sleep and sure enough they are open from 11 am - 8 pm. Best part is that they have turkey there, so no need to cook my own (good thing to because I can't cook! :P LOL). And it's always moist and tender. Yum! It's been a while since my family and I have been there (almost 3 months) so it should be good! Happy Thanksgiving! I hope the duck turns out! :)
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
23 Nov 07
That is great that you were able to go to your favorite restaurant instead of having to cook yourself...What did you have besides the turkey?? :)
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@sacmom (14314)
• United States
23 Nov 07
Unfortunately my family and I were unable to go. :( My husband woke up to a cold that steadily got worse throughout the day. Poor guy went to sleep a few hours ago, then woke up because he said he couldn't breath...felt like he was suffocating. :( He went back to bed, but I don't know how he's going to get much sleep tonight...
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
24 Nov 07
Aw--that's a shame..how is he now?
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@AmbiePam (50943)
• United States
22 Nov 07
I'll probably drop in mylot tomorrow night sometime. I'm having Thanksgiving at my parent's house, and they live only 20 minutes away. My sister and brother-in-law are making the 3 hour trek to get here tonight so they can spend all day with us tomorrow. But I'm not waiting around. I'm at my place right now trying to occupy Sherlock. It's absolutely freezing here (yesterday it was 80!) and he wants to stay outside as much as possible.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
22 Nov 07
Hope you have a great Thanksgiving AmbiePam--want to come over later and have some of that duck??...heheee. Kind of looking forward to something different for Thanksgiving
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@AmbiePam (50943)
• United States
23 Nov 07
How WAS the duck?
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@ElicBxn (60981)
• United States
21 Nov 07
Well, first I have to go to work. I'll work about 3 to 3 and a half hours. Then I will leave & go to my mom's. There I will meet my brother & his girl friend and we will eat dinner, probably about 1ish. Then I will leave and go to my roomie's folks. I'll probably eat a bit more. Collect a plate for my client, and the roomie and go home. Then I will go BACK to work with the plate for my client and any thing I need to do to wrap up work and finish off my 4 hours with her. So, unless I can pop on the computer at her place in the morning, I'll only get on mylot later in the evening. And yes, I do sometimes post from her place when she's not got me doing stuff.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
21 Nov 07
Yikes it sounds like a real busy day for you and a lot of running around..that kind of sucks that you have to work though.
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@ElicBxn (60981)
• United States
22 Nov 07
Hey - I've got a job. I've got a job that my client is flexable about me. I DOUBT she'd be as flexable about her other helpers before me. But she knows I'll be there 4 hours if I'm supposed to be there 4 hours. I won't go over and "wait" for the mail man to come - for an HOUR!!! And I try to fix things the way she wants them fixed.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
21 Nov 07
I plan to be all on my own for Thanksgiving, pyewacket. I did it last year and suffered no ill effects from it, so I will do the same this year. I'm not feeling especially close to my family right now, and they're used to my moods. I know that I'll be thinking of my mother and sister a lot because this will be the first holiday with both of them gone. I'm not really sad, I just miss them. The kids will bring me food and I have a friend that wants to feed me too, but I don't really have an appetite. Maybe I will by the time Thursday rolls around. Hope you and the kitties enjoy the feast you are preparing. It's a good idea to get an early start. You can prepare some of the things on Wednesday and you won't feel so crowded on Thursday.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
21 Nov 07
Last Thanksgiving was actually my first on my own, as my mother had just passed away that August,but I still fixed a great Thanksgiving with all the pizazz and trimmings..I had so much turkey leftover and was eating turkey every which way possible. Not that I was complaining. When I used to have a lot of cats, even if I got an 18 pound turkey, the way the cats ate it, it was gone in two days--the two cats I have now weren't too impressed by the turkey though last year..they gotten spoiled on Fancy Feast now Yup, think cooking up some of the things on Wednesday will leave me less frazzled..LOL Well since you'll be on your own too on Thursday I'll keep you company..LOL
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
21 Nov 07
Oh--meant to thank you for that card ((hugs)))
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@nancyrowina (3850)
21 Nov 07
I'm in the UK so will be here as normal though I haven't been around much for a few days. I've been busy promoting my message board. I wonder if posting drop noticeably on the day though I'll have to check.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
22 Nov 07
Well I'll be popping in from time to time..hey, gotta get my MyLot fix for the day..LOL
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• United States
21 Nov 07
In between working today my daughte and I made four pies, eight loaves of bread and a huge apple crisp. I will do veggies and stuffing in the morning. I will be here though because I don't go anywhere and most everything is all set for dinner. We are actually having our turkey Friday because my daughter is going to her boyfriends home. I will be making the fritters fresh on Friday though.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
22 Nov 07
Holy Moly..8 loaves of bread?? I haven't done homemade bread in a long time but love that yeasty smell as it's rising ..what kind of pies did you make? Have a Happy Thanksgiving sumofalltears!!
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
21 Nov 07
I'll be here at least at some point during the day. My husband has to work that night, so he's probably going to start things cooking and then go to bed, and get back up to eat later. We're not doing much... just staying home with me, him, and the little one. So I'll probably be on here just as much as on a normal day off. Of course if no one else is here, I might just have to go on a discussion posting spree or something, or I might totally lose my mind.
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
21 Nov 07
Ah, that's a good point! Maybe I'll just torture everyone with more of my poetry or something if I go on a discussion posting spree. ;P
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
21 Nov 07
just family and we cooked the turkey last night and sometimetoday will cook the ham I am sure lol we dont usually buy turkey but son in law got one free from work this year so why not? am sure you and kitties will enjoy!
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
21 Nov 07
PS I will be on and off Thanksgiving just like any other day foe I do early mornings and late nights
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@irishmist (3819)
• United States
21 Nov 07
I will be at work cooking, then staying over night at my job, as I hold 2 different positions where I work. Unfortunatly there is no computer where I work, except in the bosses office. still waiting to afford to rent a laptop. But as a rule if I were home cooking yes I'd be checking mylot. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!! I'm sure your duck will turn out fine :).
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
21 Nov 07
When are you going to make your pies??..as I remember you mentioned in one of my other discussions you were going to make some for the residents. Yes, looking forward to the duck :) Have a Happy Thanksgiving yourself!
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@GardenGerty (110091)
• United States
21 Nov 07
I will not be here Thursday, or Friday, my brother does not have internet, and there will be much too much to do and visiting to do to be online. Saturday I will be working so will not be on much then either. I am wishing everyone a really happy Thanksgiving today, in case I do not see you again until after.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
21 Nov 07
Well have a great and wonderful Thanksgiving yourself :)
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• United States
21 Nov 07
I have no idea if I will be online tomorrow or not. I have a few programs that I will check on and definitely check my mail. I normally do half the cooking on Wednesday, what I can get away with anyhow :) It will just be us. My husband, 2 kids and myself. I normally have my mother over and sometimes my brother and his girlfriend, but after my father passed away last year and my mom decided to act like a crazy person, saying things that she still has not taken back, I told her I would never again have the celebrations at my house. She will have to go out of state to spend it with my 2 sisters that don't speak to me or my brother...what a mess...lol Less stress for me, she is very controlling and demeaning, last year we had very good holidays because she was NOT here... So, I am looking forward to it being just "us". Who needs the stress? lol Have a wonderful holiday, Pye. I hope that you enjoy your duck immensely..I am having a roasted chicken. Turkey goes to waste here. Yuck..lol
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
21 Nov 07
I did that too, I just finished cooking up some of the things for tomorrow, today so I won't have to do much. My sounds like you have a wacky family..LOL. No offense there. Families can be a pain and yes can cause a lot of stress, my own my was a "winner"..NOT Happy Thanksgiving
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