The Day After The Day After Thanksgiving...

@simone10 (21646)
Louisville, Kentucky
November 26, 2016 5:11am CST
We have been so busy with errands, prepping for Thanksgiving and then cooking Thanksgiving dinner that I haven't been online in several days. I'm sure there are a lot of you that did the same thing due to the holiday. My brother and I had such a great two days. We prepped some foods on Wednesday and then cooked on Thursday. Both of us were in a great mood and the food all turned out beautifully. We ate somewhere between 2 and 3 and were so stuffed afterward. No matter how hard we try to downsize our Thanksgiving meal just for the two of us, we always end up with more food than we should have. While we were eating our meal, we watched the movie White Christmas. It has become a tradition with my brother and I to watch it every Thanksgiving. We don't have much planned today except to relax and watch some old movies that we have recorded. The movies have Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire starring in them and I always love to watch Fred Astaire. After eating leftovers again today, what food that is left will be put in the freezer for another time. Do you have anything special planned for today? How was your Thanksgiving?
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@JudyEv (140573)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Nov 16
Glad you had such an enjoyable Thanksgiving. Next we'll all be talking about what we're having for Christmas dinner.
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@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Nov 16
Christmas is just around the corner and I am not ready for it at all!
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@JudyEv (140573)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Nov 16
@simone10 Neither am I. Lucky I have very few presents to buy and we'll be away for Christmas anyway.
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@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 16
@JudyEv I don't have that many presents either but I will have to do most of my shopping online so it is a little stressful worrying that everything will get here on time.
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@just4him (131843)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Nov 16
I think White Christmas is on Netflix. I'll be watching it for sure this Christmas season. It's my favorite Christmas movie. My next favorite is It's a Wonderful Life.
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@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Nov 16
We have it on DVD and watch it every Thanksgiving. It's one of my favorite Christmas movies also. I also love It's A Wonderful Life. We also have that on DVD.
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@just4him (131843)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Nov 16
@simone10 I haven't even seen White Christmas in Wal-Mart. However, I did see it is on Netflix, so I will be watching it again this year. I also have It's a Wonderful Life on DVD. I've pulled out all my Christmas movies and am ready to watch them.
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@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
29 Nov 16
@just4him We have done the same thing. So far, we have watched White Christmas and The Cranks.
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@Juliaacv (35062)
• Canada
26 Nov 16
I'm glad that you had a nice Thanksgiving. I know how hard it is to cook for just 2 people, regardless there is always too much left over.
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@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Nov 16
There really is a lot left over. My brother is the main cook in our home and he has a hard time scaling some things down for just two people.
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@Juliaacv (35062)
• Canada
27 Nov 16
@simone10 I find it difficult to buy a small enough turkey for just the 2 of us, even when our son comes and we total 4, there are always lots of leftovers.
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@marsha32 (6684)
• United States
26 Nov 16
Part of my good time is the time spent preparing foods with my daughters.
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@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Nov 16
I'm glad that you were able to spend time with your daughters. I wish my kids and grandkids lived close enough so that I could see them everyday. They are about 8 hours away.
@JustBhem (45904)
• Davao, Philippines
26 Nov 16
We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here and how I wish we do.
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@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Nov 16
It is a great time with a lot of good food that we normally only have once a year.
@PainsOnSlate (20809)
• Canada
26 Nov 16
Ours was in October here in Canada, it was a big art and craft weekend but two of my children came home to help me at the show and we all enjoyed dinner put on by the hubby. My third child went to Los Vegas for a vacation... Your sounds delightful and peaceful.
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@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Nov 16
You sound like you had a great Thanksgiving with you family. Yes, mine was very peaceful.
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@garymarsh6 (14732)
• United Kingdom
26 Nov 16
We do not celebrate that here our next biggy will be Christmas of course and probably celebrate it in the same kind of way. Too much food and over indulgence. We always say next year we will not go so mad but it seems to be something that we keep doing just incase we get unexpected guests.
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@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Nov 16
I know what you mean! We always say the same thing, that we won't fix as much food and that we will try and use self control. That always goes out the window!
@maezee (34446)
• United States
26 Nov 16
Im glad you had a nice couple of days! No plans for the next few days for me.
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@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Nov 16
We had a wonderful holiday. What about you? How was your Thanksgiving?
• United States
28 Nov 16
the hubs's broken e'ery tradition we built years 'go. mostly he sulks 'n watches football. i threatened his life if'n he drank. surprisin'ly he stayed sober fer 't least that day. the youngest son'n family came'n late wednesday eve, i'm so grateful they did. i'd missed my lil fella somethin' awful. we all spent the day 't momma's. i'd gone wednesday to help with the cookin'. i wish the daughter'n family could'a come 's that'd made the day that more special.
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@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 16
I am so happy for you that your son was able to come for the holiday. It really makes all the difference to have them around you.
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• United States
29 Nov 16
@simone10 yes ma'am, truly does :) don't get to seem 'em often 'nough.
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@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
29 Nov 16
@crazyhorseladycx I know how you feel. I don't always like that I live 8 hours away from mine.
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@DianneN (90882)
• United States
26 Nov 16
We all deserve a day of relaxing after Thanksgiving! I actually lost weight from all the work I've been doing. I had a fabulous dinner party the day after, got to see my grandchildren for a few minutes, too, and drove our son to the train station today. Just finished cleaning and laundry.
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@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Nov 16
How lucky for you to be able to lose weight during a holiday. I don't think that has ever happened to me before. Even when I have done a lot in the past. I'm glad that you had a fabulous Thanksgiving and were able to see your grandchildren.
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@DianneN (90882)
• United States
27 Nov 16
@simone10 Lol! I worked so hard preparing, but I saw those 2+ pounds this morning. Blame it on leftovers. Drat!!!
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@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 16
@DianneN Lol...leftovers will do it every time.
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@Linda1234 (4743)
• Houston, Texas
28 Nov 16
In my workplace there are twenty people prepping and cooking thanksgiving dinner then we ate our Thanksgiving meal . It is a tradition with people where I work. I feel very happy!
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@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
29 Nov 16
You are very fortunate to be in a workplace where everyone gets along. It's probably because it's small. Where I worked, there were almost a thousand people so it's kind of hard to have a close relationship.
@bunnybon7 (37906)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Nov 16
pretty darn good after all. glad you had a great couple of days with brother. nice to have family sometimes.
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@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Nov 16
I'm glad that you had a good Thanksgiving. Yes, it was nice to spend the time with my brother. I do wish my kids were closer though.
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@LadyDuck (187235)
• Switzerland
26 Nov 16
As we do not celebrate Thanksgiving in Europe, I had a very normal week and no food leftovers. Until Christmas I am on the safe light food side.
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@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Nov 16
Yes, Christmas will be here before we know it and I have a lot to do as far as baking goes.
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@LoriAMoore (4670)
• United States
26 Nov 16
That sounds like great sibling time well spent.
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@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Nov 16
It was a great time. How was your Thanksgiving?
@UncleJoe (11359)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
29 Nov 16
I did most of my cooking on Tuesday and Wednesday. Then I baked the buzzard on Thursday.