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Thread: What is your favorite part of the 4 day Thanksgiving Weekend?

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    Besides getting together with family for an awesome meal and reflecting on our many blessings....

    My favorite part is lazily heating up leftovers all weekend long :wink: :wink: and doing absolutely nothing but what I consider fun and relaxing 8) 8) 8)

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    My favorite part is relaxing after dinner is cleaned up.

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    Sometimes my sister and I shop a little on Friday, usually we just make plans for the season, finalize Christmas lists, strategize!! Then the kids and I come home (we travel to NE Ohio for EVERY holiday and have for 30 years!) and get started with decorating and movie watching. Maybe a little cyber shopping :lol: :lol:

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    Doing nothing!!!!!!! :wink:

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    These all sound great :D :D :D

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    What 4-day weekend?? I have to go back to work on Friday. We were told we would have it off a couple of weeks ago. But now they said we are behind on some orders ( our sales people are promising our products to the customers within 2 weeks time.) so we have been working over time all last week and now this weekend too. But I'm sure the bosses will enjoy their holiday time off.

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    I am so sorry to hear that!!! :( :( :( I worked at a place that would do the same, only we would not be told until a day or two before the holiday :evil: :evil: :evil: Overtime pay just doesn't make up for the time loss with family plans....

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    I won't get a 4 day weekend :cry: Thanksgiving day will be with my parents.. Planning on my Black Friday strategy :wink: Actually I just want to get to Joanns for the flannel... then on to work . Do get Saturday and Sunday off

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    This is the first 4-day T-day weekend I have had off in I can't remember when. I will enjoy family, food, movies, quilting, and thanking the Good Lord for all the blessings he has bestowed upon us this year.

    I will also be praying for Shadow and her recovery from surgery on the 25th.

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    I got my four day weekend this weekend. We had our dinner and the rest is just relaxing and eating leftovers.

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    Hitting the after Thanksgiving sales starting at 4am.

    Billy

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    Well..I have several favorite things...I have a 5 day weekend...no school on Weds.! The best part will be having both my college age daughters home for the holiday...one is able to come home frequently, the other (my youngest child) has not been home since Aug 15th. She will arrive around midnite on Tues nite. We will put up our tree, have a big family dinner on Sat. and go see a couple of movies. On Thurs., since all both girls and my adult son with be with their significant others' families, my hubby and I will go out to dinner and then he will watch football and I will spend the day sewing. So much to look forward to! Plus, I heard that we may have some snowflakes that day. (We are in central IN)

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    4 days with Pat. Nothing else required!

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    Our 4 day weekend will be spent with grandkids. We are going out to eat as a family(24 of us) and then I will bring the twins(6 yr old boys) and Rachel(7) home with me for two nights. this is their weekend to come so Rachel and I need to finish her Doll Quilt for the kids DQ swap and the twins both started a small quilt as they can't be left out! LOL

    Then when they go home it is back to sewing on more orders that have deadlines. One day is the same as another for me. Mostly grandkids and quilting!

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    Well Every year is different...this year I will spend wed and thursday preparing for the big feast and studing for school..I have to work friday and saturday though..a.dn sunday will be anotehr study day..have a test for biology class on monday :( .

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    Our holidays are always different. This year I am in MN for a funeral today (Sunday) and tomorrow. We drive home Tuesday. 875 miles home. Then I have Wednesday to get ready for the inlaws to be at my house for the weekend. The inlaws will be there by 3 p.m. so I'd better get cracking when I get up.

    I can only hope the husband and kids don't leave things in too big of a mess since they are home unattended right now.

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    leftovers!!! :thumbup:

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    We will be putting the tree up <gasp!>
    Tree usually doesn't go up until after my birthday, but since I won't be here for Christmas, I decided that we can follow hubbys tradition of putting it up Thanksgving night or the day after.
    We are having dinner with a bunch of friends...potluck style, so I will be making OUR turkey on Friday.
    Reminds me...I should take it out of the deep freeze, huh? lol

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    My favorite part would be to have one.. we get Thursday ONLY off.

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    I'd better get our turkey out of the freezer, too. Sometimes I forget. :oops: I think I agree with Miss Treated that leftovers are my favorite part. Yum!

    No decorating for Christmas for us; we'll be moving in a week or two. The house we're moving into was supposed to be ready by Thanksgiving, so we thought we'd be spending the four day weekend moving, but now we're told it won't be ready for another week. In spite of knowing for months that we'd be moving, we're still not ready. I guess we'd better try to finish the packing this weekend.

    We've got lots of Christmas stuff we normally decorate the house with, but I know we won't have the energy or inclination to do it this year. Plus we won't have a fireplace mantel and shelves in the living room at the new place so I don't even know where we'll put things next year. Maybe I'll get rid of most of it. :cry:

    I don't even know if we'll have a Christmas tree this year. Yikes, I really can't imagine Christmas without a tree. We've always had a real one the entire 39+ years we've been married. Hmmm...I just realized I've always had a real tree every Christmas of my entire life! Even the year before I got married and was by myself in a little apartment I got a little tree and decorated it. Well, we'll just have to get a tree and that's all there is to it!

    I've been trying to avoid thinking about this whole moving thing, but now that I am, perhaps what I should do this weekend (along with packing) is make and freeze Christmas cookies so I'll have them to send home with the friends who are going to help us move. Yeah, that's a good idea, isn't it?

    New answer: My favorite part of the four-day Thanksgiving weekend, besides the leftovers, is baking Christmas cookies to give to helpful friends. :D

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    This year my favorite part of Thanksgiving will be seeing and playing with my 2 year old grandson. He is a four hours away and any visit with him is a treat that just makes my heart feel like it will burst.

    (Oh......I also like seeing my daughter, son-in-law, son and and daughter -in-law, too :mrgreen: )

    Next to that, my favorite part is probably when the work of the big meal is done and everyone can relax (and try to forget all the calories that have just been consumed)

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    Having my house back to myself after a day of wall to wall family. :D

    My one and only granddaughter loves Black Friday and wants me to to go every year with her. That's my most anticipated favorite part, spending time with her.

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    Pulling out all my Christmas decor!!!! :) :) Christmas is my favorite holiday! :)

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    We always go to San Francisco on Friday and spend one or two nights there. We go to the tree lighting, stay in a hotel and kick around the city. We have been doing this since Sophia was born (she's now 11). My husband used to travel in his work (now unemployed) so we had lots and lots of free hotel points, so it costs us very little. Tonight we will spend Fri and Sat night there. It's going to be a blast!

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    I have 5 days off.
    Quilting and counting my blessings.

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