Thanksgiving Is Almost Here!

Thanksgiving is coming and while the number of Covid cases are increasing, friends and I have been talking about our plans.

What are you doing for Thanksgiving?

So, this year the kids are going to the ex’s family for Thanksgiving and while I’m fine with giving up the Thanksgiving feast every other year, I’m a concerned this year due to Covid. I’m trying not to worry about it, but, four separate household families getting together, including one from out of state makes me nervous because my kids are involved. I feel like it’s a recipe for disaster. Because how can you social distance in a house for hours? Not well.

As for me, I’m staying home. My brother and his family invited me as they do every year, but I’m choosing to stay home. They have been meeting with friends, his kids have been hanging out with their friends who just came home from college and he’s been away with friends the last two weekends. It just feels like it’s too many possible germs.

So, it’ll be a quiet Thanksgiving alone at home, waiting for my kids to return home. I’ve spent holidays alone before so this isn’t the first and I’m not a huge fan of turkey, so I’ll make myself something else. But it’s a little sad. Perhaps I’ll start decorating for Christmas!

I have a few friends who will be home alone too so we’ve decided to check in with each other and have a glass of wine together via phone/zoom.

What are you doing???

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16 Responses to Thanksgiving Is Almost Here!

  1. TJ Fox says:

    We are pretty much self locking down until at least the new year at this point, which means it is only Hubby and the kids for Thanksgiving. I am making a full meal to take out to my FIL & SIL, but we are only saying “Hi!” and dropping it off, then leaving. No one will even go inside if I have anything to say about it. I’m in a particularly sticky situation with bronchitis and the meds I’m on suppressing my immune system and I’m not willing to take any chances at all. I’d much rather have years of holidays and events with those I care about than force one in a horrible year. I’m glad you are making arrangements to connect with friends through calls/zoom! Stay safe & healthy!

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  2. Sam says:

    Same. Just all my kids as always and no ‘outsiders’, lol. I’m MORE than okay with movies and non-traditional dinner, hopefully some snow Good for you standing by your own choice. Those of us being cautious (a choice that should bother absolutely no one) are taking a bit too much ridicule for that very caution. At least here. Many people don’t consider who the other people have been around, and them and them, etc. And within my own house I definitely know.

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    • janieleeds says:

      It sounds like you have a lovely day planned Sam! Good for you! Yes, around here as well people don’t understand caution which can be problematic. But I’m just going to stick to how I feel and be me. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  3. You are still allowed to have different households mingle? We are on serious lockdown here. I can go to work and come home. No outside visiting or visitors from outside the household. Schools have gone to remote learning. And masks must be worn in all indoor spaces save for your home.
    But if I pop in to check on a friend I must wear my mask and can stay as long as maybe 5 minutes.

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    • janieleeds says:

      It’s strange how all parts of the world have different rules. We were on serious lockdown in the beginning but now it’s slacked a bit. You can have different households mingle but capped at 10 people. I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving!


  4. LA says:

    My husband my daughter and I are going out to dinner. We usually see my parents. Itโ€™s going to be weird without them

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  5. bone&silver says:

    Stay home & stay safe I say! Enjoy the peace & quiet ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

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  6. Ainsobriety says:

    Iโ€™m Canadian, but I will be watching football. I had booked the day off, but I have too many meetings and and working from home this week, so I technically will be working and listening to football.

    We arenโ€™t really holiday people. My kids and I have no plans for Christmas, either, and thatโ€™s perfect. No company. No health concerns. No stress.

    My ex sister in law (is there a better term for that)? Keeps trying to come up to visit us, but the weather has been poor. It is an 8 hour drive. She lives in this city as well, but her house was damaged in the spring flood and she has been working remotely from calgary. We love her and she is my good friend. I hope she makes it.

    I say football and hallmark Christmas movies would be perfect!


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  7. scr4pl80 says:

    Just our family of five here. Hubby just got back from a trip to visit his mom in Oregon but had a negative Covid test so we are all good here. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  8. petespringerauthor says:

    We’re also lying low. A few years back, we gave up the enormous effort that goes into a Thanksgiving feast. We typically go out to eat, often with friends, but not this year. This is one of those times that being responsible rules supreme. At least the news about the vaccines on the way sounds optimistic. We’re just going to have to write off 2020 as one of those crazy years.

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