It Was a Good News Weekend

United States
November 21, 2022 11:10am CST
Happy Monday Everyone! The weekend was busy and flew by. Today is my laundry day along with basic house stuff. We got the Christmas tree up over the weekend but it's still not decorated. I want to get the house cleaned and ready for decorating once Thanksgiving is over on Thursday. Thanksgiving is my first priority as I have some side dishes to make to bring to my daughters house. This year the whole family will be together and I'm excited because it's the first Thanksgiving in a few years that all my kids and grandkids will be together. Aside from all the holiday thoughts taking over my brain I'm happy to tell you my good news.....my oldest grandson got engaged on Saturday!! Last time I saw him he told me he was going to get a ring but didn't know when he'd pop the question. I pretty much expected it on Christmas but he surprised us by announcing it on Saturday. I'm so happy for them and it's especially nice when his now fiance already fits into the family very well. My daughter in law is even more excited because she has 4 boys and now she says she's finally get a daughter As you can see there's a lot going on here How's your Monday going?I
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@Juliaacv (72995)
• Canada
21 Nov
Oh my goodness, congratulations. Your family is going to grow again with the addition of the new bride to be. You all have so much to be thankful for this year. What dishes are you planning on bringing?
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@Juliaacv (72995)
• Canada
21 Nov
@Marilynda1225 Will you need to make all of your dishes, except for the desserts, before Thursday? I hope so, that will help you enjoy the day more.
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• United States
22 Nov
@Juliaacv Yes I'll be making stuff ahead of time probably tomorrow (wed). A busy week here
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• United States
21 Nov
It's very exciting news hearing that our family is expanding. They've been going together for awhile so now it's will be official to welcome her into the family. The great part is she fits in well with everyone My side dishes will be mashed turnips, a broccoli cheese bake, an apple pie and possibly some cookies
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@DaddyEvil (103906)
• United States
22 Nov
Oh, wow! Congratulations are in order, I see. I hope their marriage is long and fruitful! We've already gotten Thanksgiving out of the way here. Pretty wanted smoked turkey yesterday so I cooked it, made mashed potatoes and fried green beans to go with it... It was all delicious. I hope your Thanksgiving goes as well as ours did. Have a good day!
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@DaddyEvil (103906)
• United States
23 Nov
@Marilynda1225 No, we don't have a smoking shed here. When I was growing up on the farm, we smoked our own meats. I hope your Thanksgiving goes as well as ours did.
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• United States
23 Nov
@DaddyEvil my son in law is always talking about wanting a smoker since he loves to bbq. I'm sure he's referring to the kind thats smaller and fits on the patio. I'm sure having a shed for smoking meats was awesome. Would you believe I had always wished I had grown up on a farm
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• United States
22 Nov
I hope their marriage is long and fruitful as well. Did you smoke the turkey yourself? I know smokers are a big thing these days. Glad you and Pretty enjoyed your early Thanksgiving. I'm looking forward to all the goodies on Thanksgiving too
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@snowy22315 (146429)
• United States
21 Nov
Oh wow, and you were just talking about him last week, wondering what he waiting for...lol. That's ironic. It is a busy time of year for sure. Also, Maryilyn, Thanks for asking about friend. He is doing OK, but his insurance would not pay for his cat scan. I don't think he has Medicare. I think it is a private policy, and not that great if they won't pay for that.... His doctor is going to recommend some alternative tests for him. He is feeling decent I guess.
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• United States
21 Nov
It's funny how you were just talking about wanting to go to a wedding and I didn't think we'd be having one anytime soon. Well the surprise was on me cause I certainly didn't expect that news this weekend. That really sucks that your friend has to pay for his cat scan.. I guess he's too young for Medicare. Hope his alternative tests come back okay and I'm still keeping him in my prayers
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@snowy22315 (146429)
• United States
22 Nov
@Marilynda1225 Thank you. He isn't too young He had this Aetna plan before and decided to keep it
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• United States
22 Nov
@snowy22315 I don't want to get off on a tangent but us seniors really need better health care
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@LadyDuck (417496)
• Switzerland
22 Nov
Congratulations to your son, I am so glad as it seems you like his fiance already.
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@LadyDuck (417496)
• Switzerland
22 Nov
@Marilynda1225 My parents also considered my husband family even before the ring.
• United States
22 Nov
Thanks Anna. Yes his fiance will fit very well in the family even though we already consider her family before the ring was on her finger
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@LindaOHio (109732)
• United States
22 Nov
Congratulations to your grandson. Thanksgiving will be wonderful with the family all together. Today we may go and get our #2 booster and our annual flu shots.
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• United States
22 Nov
I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone this Thanksgiving. Getting your boosters and flu shots is important especially since there's so much going around these days
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@LindaOHio (109732)
• United States
22 Nov
@Marilynda1225 Hubs fell asleep after lunch, so no shots today. Sigh.
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@oahuwriter (27952)
• United States
22 Nov
Congratulations! A very pleasant surprise, indeed! A very wonderful holiday season with whole family and very wonderful news to share, splendid!
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• United States
22 Nov
Thank you! it's nice to have good news to share and I'm really looking forward to the holidays. Hope you're doing well Any plans for Thanksgiving?
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• United States
23 Nov
@oahuwriter I hope you e joy your Thanksgiving. Certainly doesn't need to include a turkey. I would almost rather have your burger with mushroom gravy. That's what's great about myLot It's always open and there's always someone to talk to
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@oahuwriter (27952)
• United States
23 Nov
@Marilynda1225 Our family, decided, no holiday celebration, because, everyone's mostly gone to heaven. Si I'm on my own. I'm having a simple meal of hamburger steaks and mushroom gravy and can corn with tiny pies, you know, the ones from Walmart. Home, tv and my little meal. It's ok. Mylot, makes life nice.
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@RebeccasFarm (78252)
• United States
22 Nov
Glad you are doing fine Marilyn. Congratulations to your grandson.
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• United States
22 Nov
Thanks for the congrats! it's definitely nice to get good news
@marlina (153130)
• Canada
22 Nov
congratulations.
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• United States
22 Nov
Thanks Marlina. It's nice to get good news
@wolfgirl569 (65430)
• Marion, Ohio
22 Nov
Congrats to them. Sounds like a busy week.
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• United States
22 Nov
It's busier than I thought it would be considering I'm not doing all the hosting and cooking for Thanksigiving
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@just4him (268285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Nov
Congratulations to your grandson on his engagement. Having the tree up is a good start. I hope you have the laundry and chores done so you can relax and enjoy the rest of the day.
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• United States
21 Nov
I'm so happy and excited for my grandson and his fiance. They've been together for quite awhile so it will be nice that she'll be officially part of the family.
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@just4him (268285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Nov
@Marilynda1225 It's good they're making it official.
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@JudyEv (294405)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Nov
What great news indeed! Congratulations to the happy couple. And what a wonderful Christmas it will be too. So much to look forward to.
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• United States
22 Nov
We're all excited about the engagement and I'm especially looking forward to the holidays. Christmas is coming faster than I'm ready for
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@JudyEv (294405)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Nov
@Marilynda1225 Last I read you were making all sorts of plans. lol
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@andriaperry (115832)
• Anniston, Alabama
22 Nov
Congrats! I'm sure she is welcome with open arms.
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• United States
22 Nov
Absolutely. She will definitely fit into the family
@Beestring (8733)
• Hong Kong
22 Nov
Congratulations to your grandson! It's now Tuesday afternoon here. We have a bit of rain right now.
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• United States
22 Nov
Hope your rain isn't too annoying. Thankfully we have sunshine today
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@Beestring (8733)
• Hong Kong
22 Nov
@Marilynda1225 Just cloudy with drizzle.
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@Treborika (2892)
• Mombasa, Kenya
22 Nov
The Monday had gone so well. It's seems you a working on a busy schedule ever. I hope you can accomplish those tasks on time
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• United States
22 Nov
It's a busy time of year here with the holidays right around the corner Glad you had a good Monday
@much2say (49050)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Nov
Ohhh, congratulations! That is wonderful family news! This Thanksgiving will be extra special for sure .
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• United States
22 Nov
It's so nice to get good news and yes I'm really looking forward to the holidays Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving as well
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@allknowing (107986)
• India
22 Nov
That's good news for your family. Yes your daughter in law will soon have a daughter adding to the family
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• United States
22 Nov
It's a happy time for our family
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@kaylachan (39867)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Nov
Yesterday kind of sucked, but today is much better. Tonight is my laundry night. I have a few things extra to wash today, and a little packing to do. We're headed to our favorite staycation place to spend what George likes to call Thanksgiving eve. It's not recognized like Christmas eve or New Years eve by most people but we seem to have our own way of talking.
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• United States
21 Nov
Hope you enjoy your staycation and of course Thanksgiving Eve
@rebelann (103072)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Nov
Congrats to him and of course you and his mom, have they indicated when they are planning to wed?
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• United States
21 Nov
I'll probably get all the details on Thanksgiving but right now I don't know if they have a date set.
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@RasmaSandra (59765)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Nov
Monday was a day that whizzed by, I was getting organized for the week ahead. I hope you have a great family Thanksgiving. Congratulations to your grandson, and all the best to him.
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• United States
22 Nov
All the days seem to whiz by lately. I'm looking forward to the holidays but they're coming faster than I'm ready for
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@noni1959 (9252)
• United States
21 Nov
Congratulations to your grandson and his new fiancé! How exciting! It's going to be such a fun Thanksgiving for you this year. My day was the YMCA, PT, and few errands. Now I'm home resting for a bit before a few chores. Have a wonderful rest of your day.
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• United States
21 Nov
It's nice to get good news and I'm very happy to hear about my grandsons engagement. Your day sounds like it was off to a busy start and hope you got some rest
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