Giving Thanks -TBB Asks-

I wasn’t sure what to write today (thus the late post), but I’ve seen this link-up floating around and figured why not. Linking up with The Blended Blog.

1) Gratitude Journal? I’ve tried. I started one in October but I’m terrible at remembering to write.

2) Hosted Thanksgiving? I don’t think I’ve ever hosted this holiday. I usually host Easter for K’s family. That’s my holiday. And I like to host because ham is the Easter meat and I don’t like ham so I usually serve something else šŸ˜€

3) Favorite food? Can I say turkey skin…? Seriously, though. And real mashed potatoes. YUM.

4) Nature: I love the stars. I could stare at them for hours. I’m also a big fan of trees & mountains.

5)Ā Pumpkin pie? I’m not a huge fan of pie, but I’ll eat pumpkin as long as the whipped cream dollop is roughly the same size as the pie slice.

6) Traditional cookbook? Sure, but also Pinterest & Google.

7) Oven Baked or Deep-Friend Turkey? I don’t think I’ve ever had the latter. I’d love to try it!

8) Thanksgiving Leftovers? Um. Duh. Turkey, lettuce, tomato sandwiches allllll week.

9) Household product? The vacuum. #dogproblems

10) Home cooked meals or restaurant meals? Pretty much always home cooked.

In response to yesterday, I’m so freakin’ happy to see some representation in our politics. We have a long way to go, but so many women, citizens of color, and openly gay politicians took over their state’s representation. I think that’s awesome and a great start.Ā 

Tell me about your Thanksgiving favorites!

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Rebecca Jo says:

    We’re on the same wave length today šŸ™‚
    ….. WIDE EYED….. turkey skin? Oh friend…. I literally gasped at that answer – haha!!!!
    & I hear you on the #dogproblems … i’m glad its winter so the shedding stops for awhile


    1. Audrey says:

      You actually inspired me to do this today after I saw your post.
      And when I wrote turkey skin I thought to my myself, ‘Oh no. Rebecca Jo is going to read this and it’s going to be as painful to her as the c word!!!!’ Yikes!! Sorry!!
      I wish our dogs stopped shedding. They just continually shed all dang year. UGH.


  2. Lauren Becker says:

    Oh gosh, my dog pretty much never stops shedding. She keeps more of it for the winter, but she’s still shedding some so it gets everywhere. We’re always leaving the house with her fur on us. LOL

    Hah! Love your answer about the pie and whipped cream ratio. I don’t do pumpkin pie, but I’ll take apple pie. šŸ™‚

    I’m very excited about some of the results from yesterday’s election. I wish there was more change, but I am glad that so many minorities were elected! It’s a step in the right direction for sure!!!



    1. Audrey says:

      Our dogs shed all. year. long. I wish we had seasonal shedders! Ha!
      I don’t really like pie, but my love for pumpkin (& mostly whipped cream) overpowers my dislike for pie šŸ™‚


  3. Erin says:

    We have the same requirements for pumpkin pie eating. I must admit Iā€™m usually a real whipped cream girl but for pumpkin pie I actually prefer a mountain of cool whip.


    1. Audrey says:

      Ummmm- real whipped cream makes me weak in the knees. I LOVE IT. My grandma makes pumpkin pie and whips up real cream for it! And I love putting a dollop of real w.c. on my coffee. SO GOOD!


  4. I am notorious for starting gratitude journals and abandoning them. šŸ˜€ Stuffing/dressing is my favorite Thanksgiving food, although mashed potatoes are a close second. And I make killer mashed potatoes, if I do say myself! I have had deep fried turkey and it was freaking amazing. I would never do it myself (pretty sure I might accidentally burn down the neighborhood if I tried) but it was so juicy and flavorful. Pumpkin pie is toss-up for me, because when it’s good, it’s really good. But too often it’s dry and then not so good. My cousin also eats his pumpkin pie with a dollop of whipped cream that is bigger than the piece of pie.

    And hell yes, I’m super grateful for all the wins we had last night. I’m disappointed in a few, especially those I thought were in the bag (Gillum in Florida) but we took back the House, which is huge. And so many women were elected, which is amazing and exciting and makes me feel less anxious about our future. Change is here and growing.


    1. Audrey says:

      My journals are so funny. I write in one about twice a year. It’s entertaining to read back when I try to fill in the gaps. I’m no good at daily gratitude journals, lol.
      Oh man… If I could just get mashed potatoes, juicy turkey, a little dressing, and a pile of whipped cream for dessert I’d be a happy little turkey šŸ˜‰


  5. Oh mashed potatoes are so good! I would love to try a deep fried turkey too. I mean deep fried anything is usually great.


    1. Audrey says:

      I’d love to try it, too!! My family isn’t brave enough to try it (and not burn the neighborhood down, LOL).


  6. Ham is there Easter meat? Where I’m from it’s lamb.

    Mmm, mashed potatoes! I would eat them every day if someone else would cook them for me.


    1. The Easter meat!! I hate this phone.


    2. Audrey says:

      Yeah, ham is a pretty big Easter meat. Lamb is, too, but lots and lots of families have ham. I HATE ham and I don’t eat lamb, so I take control of the holiday and make what I want! (Usually brisket.)


  7. Julie Hood says:

    AUDREYYYY. This is why I love you. I was mid-blog-post-writing about how I love Thanksgiving and everyone starts the Christmas stuff right after Halloween now, and then here you are with a Thanksgiving post. Gah. You’re the best. You’re giving space to the holiday and to thankfulness!

    Also, THE DOG HAIR!!! You have to get an iLife robot vaccuum from amazon ( It does have to be emptied after each use because the container inside isn’t huge, but I use it twice every day because our German Shepherd sheds POUNDS of fur each day and our new dark floors show the white hair soooo badly. It’s awful, but this $160 robot vaccuum saves me 30 minutes of real vaccuuming each day!


    1. Audrey says:

      Hahahahahaha! Don’t be too impressed. I’m in Thanksgiving mode this year, but that’s definitely not always the case… This year my Nov. is nuts and my Dec. is calm, so I don’t want to smush the months together, lol. December is my reward for surviving Nov.

      Dog hair is the wooooorst! Looking into that vacuum now!! Thank you!!


  8. jaicommunity says:

    We must think alike – those are ten of my favorite things about November šŸ‘šŸ»


    1. Audrey says:

      Yay!! Enjoy your holiday!

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