11/20/20 – QOTD

    What are you doing for Thanksgiving next week? Has COVID impacted your plans? What holiday traditional will you look forward to?

    PS – Sorry about the lateness, long day of activities with DW and setting boundaries with an ex who doesn’t like receiving them and therefore, she “becomes the victim” somehow when her behavior is called out. 

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      DH and I are spending the day alone together- all of our children are elsewhere this year.  It was sad at first to think of “celebrating” the holiday without our extended family and children but then we decided to make the best of the day- we’re making a seafood dinner, maybe a drive in the country and a movie or boardgame in the comfort of our living room.  Very non traditional but Im actually really looking forward to it!

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Queen bed Answered 5 days ago.
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        COVID will absolutely have NOTHING to do with our Thanksgiving plans.  Don’t want to get political here but this is nuts what is being imposed on us as Americans.  Let individuals make their own decisions.  Three out of our four children (and son in law) will be home at some point to celebrate Thanksgiving and my oldest daughter’s birthday.  The fourth and youngest one will be going to his girlfriends family for Thanksgiving and to finish up the semester in remote learning.  We will have turkey, play a game of scrabble and watch some Nebraska football!

        Queen bed Answered 5 days ago.
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          It’s not impacting us, because we are choosing not to let it. We are spending it at my sister’s with her family, in a more open state. I and my daughter have already been here for a better part of a week, and my husband and a couple of sons will be joining us on Monday. My parents are planing to come up as well (from an all together different state), as long as all of us are well, since my dad has several factors that make him “high risk”.

          This is not a “tradition” but it’s a big part of why I chose to stick around my sister’s 😀 and it’s actually making me look forward to the Thanksgiving meal, which I could typically leave or take….and that is my bil smoking a turkey. Smoked meats are the best.

          Under the stars Answered 5 days ago.
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            Thanksgiving in the past has usually just been us spending time with my parents, but now one is passed away and the other is out of the area, and my wife’s family is also out of the area. We are not personally super-afraid of covid, but I do think we have an obligation as Christians to act responsibly and follow the recommendations of those God as appointed as our leaders, within reason of course. Keeping that in mind, we would turn down any invitations to someone else’s house this year for Thanksgiving, nor would we host anything. We will make something tasty not typically on the everyday menu and just enjoy that.

            King bed Answered 5 days ago.

            Never once did I infer that we are not acting responsibly.  During this time, many have chosen not to go to in person church, that is their individual choice and I respect that.  My wife and I have chosen to attend in person church and that is OUR choice.  We don’t make others make the same choice as we do.

            5 days ago.

            No argument from me. That part of my comment is based on my interpretation of the Bible and not directed at anyone specific, just a general statement.

            5 days ago.
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              No impact on our plans even though our Governor has ordered a lock down. We’re going to my daughter’s place in state.

              Not throwing rocks here – But how you view Thanksgiving plays a huge part in the importance you place on it. If it’s just another day to eat and watch football, it’s easy to cancel it. If you see it as a day to thank and worship the Lord for His goodness, you can’t cancel it.

              Happy Thanksgiving!

              Hammock Answered 5 days ago.

              I agree.  And part of that thankfulness is being thankful for the children He has blessed us with.  And, it just so happens I want to spend time with those children He has blessed us with.  Children are a blessing from God.

              5 days ago.

              Did you know it’s the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower’s arrival?

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              I am a descendent of Gov. Wm Bradford through my paternal grandmother. They suffered terribly at Plymouth Colony but still gave God thanks.

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                Covid will prevent us from having our traditional Thanksgiving. My daughter and son-in-law are front line health care workers and we are grateful that their service keeps others alive, so we will forego seeing them and our grandchildren. Their ICU’s are putting  patients in hallways. This isn’t a joke or game and frankly, it’s disappointing that other Christians are so cavalier.

                On the floor Answered 5 days ago.

                I am an essential worker going into work every day and my daughter works in a hospital as well so our family sacrifices plenty.  And, we do so responsibly with respect to others.  No one is saying this is a joke or a game.  All I am saying is that the choice your family makes and the choice my family makes is exactly that:  A choice.   But, so far in 2020 a lot of people who have no business making these choices for us are doing so and they are often hypocrites in the process.  Your statement about Christians being so cavalier is a low blow, IMO.  What does that have to do with the issue at hand?

                5 days ago.

                I’m a little confused why Golden Goose is taking the comments about being responsible in regards to covid precautions personally?

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                  We are planning on Thanksgiving in some fashion. We were supposed to have a big gathering tomorrow at my Dad’s with close to 40 but he cancelled it a couple weeks ago with the uptick in our state. We were planning a thanksgiving day dinner with the kids and grandkids but one son will be with his wife’s family (state is restricted to 10 people, she has 16 siblings, 15 adopted); my daughter is following the state guidelines very strictly and won’t gather with more than 10. Still waiting on one son and their plans. So yes, it has impacted the who, but not deterred our desire to celebrate with whomever shows up.

                  Blanket on a secluded beach! Answered 5 days ago.
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                    It will have an impact on who can make the trip to be with family. Some in the medical profession feel as though they are too high an exposure risk for the rest of the family.

                    Most of iur rather large family will not together for Thanksgiving. There will be gatherings at different locations for the adult children and only a few will make it home to be with us, the parents.

                    We will make the best if it and be grateful we are all healthy and with at least some family members.

                    Double bed Answered 5 days ago.
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                      My parents were supposed to be coming but with the travel distance, age and restrictions due to COVID, and their susceptibility, along with it’s increased spread in our area with a full hospital and not enough staff due to positive testing, they’re not coming so it’s just DW and I. I’m looking forward to the quiet house and more time together.

                      Under the stars Answered 5 days ago.
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                        We are doing our own little Thanksgiving just in our house, no family. Most of them don’t follow reasonable precautions. Even God had the Israelites avoid contagious diseases with precautions including isolation and avoidance. How terrible to follow His example for the good of our fellow humans. It won’t last forever. I’d rather do a virtual Thanksgiving than be the reason a family member has a ventilator Christmas.

                        California King Answered 5 days ago.
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