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    Thanksgiving and Christmas

    I know it's just about August but one of my sisters was talking to me about it. Who knows if we will be able to get together now that they are talking about shutting things back down due to the increase of positive cases, but we are going to throw this out there to the rest of the family. The gifts we buy would be something we really wanted when the SAH order started and the shelves were bare. Around here there are still things you can't find, canned green beans and different soups and dried goods, who knew? We can now find bread flour, yeast, and powdered milk, which could change if we go backward. My DH drinks Celestial Seasonings Sleepy Time Tea and the Calming mix Tea every night before he goes to bed, I had several boxes so that wasn't a real problem but the shelves were bare for quite a while from March on. I missed canned asparagus and at $3+ a can I didn't buy it a lot anyway, but I couldn't get it when I wanted. So we thought each of us could make a list of things we thought were special to us when this first started, things that would make us happy or feel more secure or give us something to do. Something we could drop off at each other houses, we sisters are all local. Personally I've always had a well-stocked pantry but some of the little extras weren't there. TP, paper products and cleaners are still hard to find. Once this is over we are also going to put out there a large family trip. Still hoping for a miracle vaccine but it won't be widely available probably until next year. Is it silly, have we just been stuck at home to long?
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    we host Thanksgiving at my house about 25 plus people, havent decided if we will have this year. Maybe if the weather is nice we can just host outside..Otherwise I dont have a problem telling people to wear a mask or dont come...lol

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    Planning on just a Thanksgiving in my household, with just hubby and son. My mom and sister will do their own thing together.

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    Not a doggone thing come Thanksgiving & Christmas. Hubby & I used to go to our friend's for Christmas dinner but he passed away in July and she's not doing it this year or any other for that matter...not until they come up with a successful vaccine.
    What Goes Around, Comes Around

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    As the numbers go up we are probably going to have a small intimate gathering, we are all super careful and don't go out much. If it comes down to it I will be delivering goodies at the door, I already have several gifts bought and wrapped. I'm giving a bottle of bubble bath each to my great-niece and nephew, they are 3 and 18 months and they absolutely love it.
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    Staying home again for Christmas. Numbers too high. We are pretty much closed here in California

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    We did Thanksgiving just my DH, DD, DS, and I.

    Christmas will be the same.

    My family is not wanting to get together, due to the health and relative age issue. My mom is 93, and I am the "baby" at 55. We used to sit over 125+ people for Thanksgiving. Christmas usually reaches 145 or more depending on if the grandkids ( now the great-grandkids ) plan to bring their SO.

    It is never going to be the same
    Laissez les bon temps rouler! Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.** a 4 day work week & sex slaves ~ I say Tyt for PRESIDENT! Not to be taken internally, literally or seriously ....Suki ebaynni IS THAT BETTER ?

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    Staying home for Christmas with my husband and son. Not seeing my mom even though she lives 10 min from me. My daughter staying home, I told her not to come.
    I got a turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and pie. So we are set.

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    We stayed home for the holidays and will finally get together as a family on Sunday for my Nephews 18th B-Day, the adults have all been vaccinated. Some of us went to his last football game because he is graduating this year, we all wore masks in the stands, seemed a little crazy with the way the wind was blowing but hey almost all of us were there and they won.
    Keep your hands to yourself, leave other people's things alone, and be kind to one another.

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