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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge


I'm teaming up with Joyce and the gang for another round of Wednesday Hodgepodge!


1. Turkey-love it or leave it?  White meat or dark?  What's your favorite thing to make using leftover turkey?

I like turkey. I prefer dark meat, it's more moist. And since I don't cook much, I don't make anything out of the leftovers. My mother does. I think she makes soup usually.

2. Gotta burn off all those carbs the day after a holiday feast so which would you rather do-run a 10K or climb a mountain?

Um, is neither an option?! lol I might be able to walk a 10K, but I don't think my flat foot and bad knee would like me to run a 10K. Especially considering walking sometimes can be a painful challenge. However, most years, I have to work the day after. Not retail (Thank God!!).

3. Do you feel like social networking has made your relationships better or worse?  Explain.

Both. I love that it allows me to keep up with family and friends that I don't get to see much of. However, sometimes people overshare. And sometimes its the basis of an argument and the means of an "I'm not talking to you anymore" issue. As with most things in life, social networking is a catch .22.

4. How do you find and express gratitude for the hard things in your life? 

Hard things - like the fact that I'm broke and if it weren't for my family I could possibly be living out of my car? lol It's a lesson in life and a lesson in character building. A lesson that sometimes one can only learn the hard way. I'm fairly thick-headed so, sometimes I have to hit the brick wall before I see the damned thing. lol

5. In the US, the day after Thanksgiving has been dubbed 'Black Friday'.  Is most of your holiday shopping done live and in person, or is it done more through the magic of the Internet? How do you feel about stores opening at midnight Thanksgiving night? Will you be out amongst the masses on Friday? 

I shop in person. It's rare that I order Christmas presents online. Mom and I have a thing - she helps me Christmas shop - it's a day that she and I can hang out for some Mother-Daughter time. That way, I usually get 95% of my shopping done in one day. I'm glad I never worked at a store that opens at midnight for Black Friday. I just don't get it. What? 5am not good enough for you anymore? I hear Target will be open most, if not all day, on Thanksgiving, and then it will still do Black Friday deals starting at midnight. I mean, seriously?! Obviously I will not be joining the throngs of crazy people out to get the best deals. I don't like crowds of pushy crazy people. I will be sleeping at midnight and working at my vet clinic on Black Friday.

6. Speaking of the color black-which black item in your wardrobe would you say is your favorite?

MY SF GIANTS SWEATSHIRT!!!  :D  'Cause my boys rocked that World Series!!


7. What do you appreciate about your life today?

I appreciate the fact that my parents are willing to house me (in their 5th wheel in the corral) while I get on my feet and get enough money under my belt that I can afford a place of my own. I'm enjoying being able to spend time with them again. (But I still want my own place lol)

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

My apologies to my cousin and my mom - both of whom I think cried over my previous post about Tank. It did not seem to make them feel better that I also cried. Next time I have such a story, I will remember to put a disclaimer on it. Only, I hope there will not be another story like that. I'm not sure I could take it.

32 comments:

  1. Ugh being broke stiiinks. I'm currently living with my parents because of a similar situation. Hope your thanksgiving is full of happiness!

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    1. Yes, it does stink. Hopefully it won't last forever! lol

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  2. My daughter came home to live with us and we were delighted to have her. She met our son-in-law and has been ahppily married for 2 years and not living with us.

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    1. So if the same happens for me. . . I should be meeting my future husband soon right? lol

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  3. My mom was never a big shopper, so I'm always jealous of people when they say they spend a day shopping with their mom.
    Isn't it crazy how much people share on FB? Put your filters on, people!

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    1. Oh yes. Sometimes I am surprised as to what people put on there. Yikes!

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  4. I hear ya! I'm also living with my Mum because I have no money. My car is broken now and I can't afford to get it fix or pay road tax on it. 4 years later, I'm still struggling, and I hope it ends soon. That being said - at least I'm in a nice warm home with internet access and now a TV for the first time since I was 17, and not homeless.

    Hope you have a lovely thanksgiving!!

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    1. There's a lot to be said for warm homes! :o) Have a good holiday!

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  5. DD3 (we have 4) moved back in with us for 5 months and, while I'm sure she wanted her own place (which she has now) I sure did enjoy having her back. It's so hard when the kids move out. We parents are so proud but we sure do miss y'all! So I know your mom is LOVING having you back! And thanks for #8--- that's one post I won't be reading while exploring your lovely blog! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    1. Well, don't tell anyone but we really miss our parents when we move out, too. lol It is nice being back home and spending time with my parents. But I do want my own place. I'll still be nearby, unlike the last 9 years. lol

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  6. Ha-funny cartoon...I hadn't seen that one : ) I helped my mom Christmas shop this year and we had some nice bonding time too. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. That was one of my favorites roaming around.

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  7. Have a nice holiday. That was a cute caption.

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  8. Our 23 y/o son is living with us until he can get money to move out again. I enjoy him around, but I know he is "itching" to be on his own again!

    I think it is a wonderful tradition you and your mom do for shopping on Black Friday! Enjoy!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    betty

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    1. Oh, we don't shop on Black Friday. lol We shop anytime AFTER that. LOL

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  9. TURKEY!!! Eat till stuffed, work off by yelling at football players on TV. Then take nap. Wake and repeat.

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  10. LOL I love the caption! Isn't Brian Wilson wild?! :) Buster Posey and Matt Cain are my most favorite players. Do you also live in northern California? Hope you and your family have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

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    1. Yes, Brian Wilson is wild! lol Posey is my favorite, but I love them all. At least the ones I see play! lol Yes, I live in NorCal - have my whole life. :o) Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

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  11. I've never been much of a shopper, but maybe if I could go with my mom, I'd enjoy it a lot more! I'm glad y'all have that time together. :)

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    1. We definitely like the time together, too!

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  12. I read the story about Tank; it got to me too. How awful for him. If my husband was out of town and this happened to one of our cats, "our kids," difficult as it would be, I couldn't let either one of them suffer like that. That had to be so hard for you to watch.


    On the note of a happier response; I used to get pretty much all of my shopping done in a day trip with my Mom, who mist decidedly did not finish in a day. She was a Christmas nut and saved every bonus all year to give during the holiday. Yhank you for bringing back that memory; it made me smile!

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  13. Family is awesome! And I love that you shop with your mom, quality time together and gifts bought, great combination! :)

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    1. I agree, family is pretty awesome!

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  14. Thanks for stopping by the other day! Happy Thanksgiving, blessings for a wonderful day!

    R

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    1. Hope you had a wonderful holiday, too!

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  15. Hi, so nice to meet you. I remember when Joe Montana played, I like him a lot. Our daughter & SIL live with us until they can get back on their feet.

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  16. Oh my goodness...before I commented I went down and read the post about Tank. You have a tender heart and I'm so glad that you showed Tank love, gentleness and kindness. I hope that you had a nice Thanksgiving!

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    1. I think poor Tank deserved it. He'd been through a lot.

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