Anybody Home?

Here I am, the day after Thanksgiving in the U.S.A., and without one idea for a post.

I was caught off-guard all week for various reasons.
 Firstly, Son #1 and The Granddaughters (teens) all coming,

Secondly, Son and Granddaughter #2 coming,

Thirdly, Son was called out–of-state to his 4th wild-fire gig this season and no one was coming,

and Fourthly, Granddaughter #2 coming alone.

That was a lot of juggling, mostly because Firstly, Son #1 is highly gluten-sensitive

and Secondly, Granddaughter #2 doesn’t eat very many things.

So, I was making things and scratching things off the menu, then adding others again.

It ended up going well, with Granddaughter #2 eating more things than usual and with me sending things home for Granddaughter #1, because she had to work the holiday.

It was cold and rainy, but all was good. I saw both girls. I was in contact via video chat with Son#2, d-in-law and Toddler Grandson, (all of whom have recovered from COVID), and then through text with Teen Grandson, after I had cleaned up and conked out watching a movie, (one I chose because I had seen it many several times and knew what would happen in it and to me, when I sat down long enough: SNOOZE.)

Generally, we would have had both sons and all the grandkids, often more relatives or friends from out-of-state. Life has changed, but I won’t. I have enough food made for a week.

But it’s Black Friday and I figure that if you are not out or online shopping,(which I may do later), you may have guests, are just recuperating from the holiday, or working on the next one, (I am doing the last two), I doubt that many of you are here today anyway.

I started organizing projects which means that I am completely UNorganized at this time and with all having to be stopped for the past few days, I am making an effort to also put some things back where they should have been in the first place.

I hope all of the U.S. Friends had a great holiday, and that all have had a good week.


About Tonette Joyce

Tonette was a once-fledgling lyricists-bookkeeper, turned cook/baker/restaurateur and is now exploring different writing venues,(with a stage play recently completed). She has had poetry and nonfiction articles published in the last few years. Tonette has been married to her only serious boyfriend for more than thirty years and she is, as one person described her, family-oriented almost to a fault. Never mind how others have described her, she is,(shall we say), a sometime traditionalist of eclectic tastes.She has another blog : "Tonette Joyce:Food,Friends,Family" here at WordPress.She and guests share tips and recipes for easy entertaining and helps people to be ready for almost anything.
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10 Responses to Anybody Home?

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    More than enough food here also — we’ll have leftovers for the next half dozen meals.
    Putting things back — in our case, that’s retrieving the stuff we use everyday that we had to relocate while the relatives were here. That’s * IF * we can find it all again.

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  2. Patricia Kiyono says:

    We missed our family gathering because we were back in the ER. The girls packed up a little of everything and delivered it to us last night. We’re going to have a quiet weekend (I’ll be playing catch up with my classes), and avoid stores (other than the pharmacy) as much as possible. Glad you were able to connect with all your family!

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    • I am sorry, Patty, but it won’t last. Somehow, we get through all these times which we can’t figure out why they are happening. We just went through some big ones with a family member wigging out and then the covid hit the family so far away.
      I have honestly wondered how I got through many times, and some almost seems like a dream now. I have lately questioned if time is truly linear, or if God has time passing as it does in dreams.
      Prayers and hugs!


    • I’m so sorry that you guys were back in the ER.


  3. I spent Friday at my parents’ house after spending the morning at the doctor. Then today in the ER. I try to avoid all stores after Thanksgiving. We won’t go back into Walmart until after the New Year, the stores are too crowded this time of year,
    I’m so glad that one of your granddaughters was able to spend Thanksgiving with you. It sounds like you’ve had a busy week.

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    • Not as busy as when I know that people would be descending from out-of-town, but it was a rollercoaster! I didn’t get to see Granddaughter#1 for very long, only when I took her sister home and gave her the food I had brought, and I stayed a little while. Their mother recently had a baby and I didn’t want to intrude; I knew that she would be tired after visiting her now-inlaws. I lost my status with her.We did exchange greetings through texting earlier.
      I hope that you are feeling better, Angie.


  4. trishafaye says:

    I’m glad your roller coaster holiday is over and that you got a good snooze through the movie!
    Lots of leftovers here too. I just finished a ham sandwich. With LOTS of ham stuffed in the freezer LOL


  5. Elaine Cantrell says:

    I’m glad you and your family had a good day. Now we get to concentrate on Christmas.

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    • I will still have to wait a few days, Elaine. Son #1 is coming back Monday from his latest wildfire, I have to visit my brother on Tuesday, (which means hopping that day in Louisville) and goodness knows what else will hit! I hate to plan, because things always get complicated. In fact, I was supposed to see my brother on Monday, but had to change plans because Son will have to be picked up in Lexington,(up from Alabama),when he wasn’t supposed to come in for days.


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