Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Random Dozen

DH and I spent a wonderful weekend talking and just reconnecting. We spoke about priorities and how we'd both like to see things happen within our family unit.

While I'm still not going back to regular posting until mid-next week, I did want to join up with Linda for Random Dozen.

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1. Are you sticking to traditional Thanksgiving foods this year, or are you being culinary adventurous?

I always ask the family what they'd like for Thanksgiving dinner and they are very much the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it' folks. We're going traditional.

2. Tell me something concrete that you're thankful for. (Something you can literally touch, see, etc., not a concept like "hope.")

Easy. Philip, Beth and Zack.

3. You knew the flip side was coming: Share about something intangible that you're thankful for.

Salvation, hope and a home in Heaven.

4. Share one vivid Thanksgiving memory. It doesn't have to be deep or meaningful, just something that remains etched in your memory.

Several years ago, we hosted a family for Thanksgiving that had no family in the area to share the day with. It was an older gentleman and his wife and we had probably one of the best days listening to his stories and their adventures. We tried to bless, but ended up being blessed.

5. What is one thing that you know beyond a shadow of a doubt is going to happen this Thanksgiving because it always does, year after year?

Watching the Macy's Day Parade!!

6. Do your pets get any left-overs?

Of course!! Everyone in our family gets to enjoy the special things.

7. Does your family pray before the big meal? If so, do you join hands while seated, stand, repeat a formal prayer or offer a spontaneous prayer? Who does the praying?

Yes, we hold hands and DH leads our prayer. Before that though, we each go around the table and tell about what we are thankful for. I can't remember ever getting through that dry-eyed. There are always many happy tears.....even from my teenage son!..

8. Will you be watching football in the afternoon? If not, what will you be doing?

No, we don't do football. ( I know, I know, living where we live and we're not big on football!!) but it's true. We usually watch a movie, play games and catch naps!!

9. There are two distinct camps of people on this issue: How do you feel about oysters in the dressing/stuffing?

Nope...not going to happen..no way. Nada.

10. Do you consider yourself informed about the first Thanksgiving?

Fairly well. Being a homeschooling family of 12 years, we've studied pretty in depth!

11. Which variety of pie will you be enjoying?

Sweet potato!!!!!!

12. Do you feel for the turkey?? (This is a humorous throw back question related to the 12th question in another Random Dozen!)

Sure. I feel for the breast meat, then I feel it as I pick it up and shove it in my mouth. Ole' Tom usually feels pretty good!!!


SouthLakesMom said...

I love you #4. Isn't it the case that God blesses us when we're trying to bless others? I supposed it's because we're doing what what was HIS idea in the first place!

skoots1mom said...

love that 'you tried to bless but were blessed'...God certainly blesses obedience...and you were sharing His Love...that is GREAT!
that's what we'll be doing this year, too...serving the community dinner for those who don't have means to do their own dinner.
We'll be serving it out of the basement of my mom's church in rural Alabama...blessed to be a blessing, will be blogging about our happenings
Enjoy your Holiday!

Angie said...

Oh my! Love the feel for the breast meat. That gave me quite a chuckle.

Happy Thanksgiving!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

#4: beautiful answer! Thanks for playing in this busy week. Be blessed.