Rolling With Thanksgiving Weekend


My kids would say I am a control freak because I like to know where they are.  If wanting to know where my offspring is going makes me a control freak, then so be it.  But I don’t think I’m different from any other parent who simply asks Where are you going? When will you be back? when the kid leaves.  Most of the time, they tell me beforehand anyway, so what’s the big deal?

Anyhoo…the college kid is home.  Dropped his stuff on the floor of his room and went to a friend’s house for a reunion of high school buddies.  I don’t mind because I know I will have him on Thanksgiving.  He’s excited to get together with his friends and have them over.  I have to say I enjoy it too as they are a great bunch of guys and I’ve known most of them since they were around 8 years old.  They are like my own kids in a way and a few of them have taken to calling me Mama which I find funny.  They never remember to call me Ms. Leeds because they’ve been used to Mrs. for so long and I’m not ready to have them calling me Janie.  Nope.  I’m just not that progressive.  Sorry.  Even at my age, I still call my friends’ parents by Mr. & Mrs. and never by their first names.  It’s the way I was raised.

So, I’m rolling with Thanksgiving plans.  It’s fine.  I got a few snacks and put them in the refrigerator already in case of unexpected guests.  College boys are always hungry, aren’t they?  But it’s good to have that festive feeling in the house again.  I hope your Thanksgiving plans are wonderful and roll along happily!



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13 Responses to Rolling With Thanksgiving Weekend

  1. It’s a week of rolling and bouncing. 🙂

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  2. Create Space says:

    Janie, your posts are making me want to celebrate thanksgiving! It’s lovely to see how much you are looking forward to the together time! Enjoy and have fun.


  3. TJ Fox says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time with family and friends.


  4. roseelaineblog says:

    Enjoy, eat, drink and be merry 🕊


  5. L. Rorschach says:

    That festive holiday feeling sounds lovely – enjoy! I “festified” my house last night by arranging a bunch of battery-operated candles in my fireplace (it’s a non-working fireplace) and setting up my wooden turkey guy statue. My home has hygge now!

    (Side note: I’ve always called people by their first name, except for my teachers growing up & perhaps even my college professors – maybe it’s a west coast/California thing? It’s always sounded too formal to me.)


    • janieleeds says:

      I know it’s probably just me being a fuddy duddy I guess about the names. Maybe when they get older, the kids’ friends can call me Janie. In the meantime, nobody has tried it and they use Mama which is sweet. I like that better. But now that they’re older, I feel like I should introduce myself as Janie Leeds because Ms. Leeds sounds ridiculously formal. I have a non-working fireplace too that has battery candles! I love that look! Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  6. bone&silver says:

    Knowing where your kids are is the base line of caring for me- I can’t bear seeing those teenagers roaming the streets late at night, even when it’s cold or raining- what must ‘home’ be like that they don’t want to go there I wonder?

    Enjoy the return of the ever-hungry young fella! And happy thanksgiving indeed (a tradition we have not [yet] adopted at all in Australia), xO G


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