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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.