This is a SHORT post!


Because here in the U.S., Thursday is Thanksgiving.

It doesn't much matter whether you're having four or forty for dinner, the preparation is the same.

First the house has to be ready. For those of you who are writers, you know that's easier said than done.

Then there's food.

Our gathering will be small this year. Some family will arrive on Wednesday. Others will be here on Thursday only.

What with one thing and another, it's doubtful I'll actually be making three meals a day from Wednesday through Sunday for the in-house bunch, but I have to be prepared for that possibility.

As you can see, I'm going to be a little busy. I'll do my best to respond and return all comments, but it may be the weekend before I get there.

I'm sure many of you will be just as busy. No one has time to read a long rambling treatise--especially when there's pumpkin pie on the horizon!

I also want to remind you that Sunday will be the last day to enter the contest on my website. November's giveaway is by Jan Christensen: a signed copy of PERFECT VICTIM plus a gorgeous bookmark handcrafted by the author. Just click the WIN button at the top of the right sidebar and complete the entry form. Easy!


From one turkey to another ☺


Happy Thanksgiving! We won't be cooking at home, for which I'm grateful, and I'll be off the grid for a while.
It's a busy time, for sure! Happy Thanksgiving, Carol.
Jemi Fraser said…
Enjoy your Thanksgiving! We had ours last month, so I'll be craving your turkey & fixings on Thursday :)
L. Diane Wolfe said…
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm cooking for friends this year. I don't eat the turkey but I do get to make him dance across the counter before I stuff him.
VR Barkowski said…
I can take or leave turkey and pumpkin pie (preferably leave), but giving thanks? That's something I can get on board with.

Happy Thanksgiving, Carol!

VR Barkowski
Carol Kilgore said…
Alex - I'll get Christmas off this year :)

Elizabeth - Happy Thanksgiving back!

Jemi - I know that feeling. I'm hungry already :)

Diane - I hope you make him do the Turkey Trot!

VR - I'm thankful for so much. Especially I'm thankful my family still likes hanging out with me :)
As master chef I don't look forward to the cooking, but I do look forward to seeing all of my family! Hope you have a good Thanksgiving!
Gobble, Gobble -that's turkey for Happy Thanksgiving.
Anonymous said…
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day , will be thinking of all of you across The Pond.
Jan Christensen said…
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Carol. I know having it with family will make it special.
Happy Thanksgiving. The important things WILL get done. Really they will (and if they don't - they weren't important).
Ava Quinn said…
Have a great and as much as possible stress-free Thanksgiving, Carol!! :)
Leandra Wallace said…
Cute turkeys! Wishing you a fabulous time w/your family!
Murees DupĂ© said…
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. The pumpkin pie sounds delicious.
Janie Junebug said…
I think it will just be Willy Dunne Wooters and me on Thanksgiving. I've already grocery shopped, and the house is reasonably clean. WDW will help me hoist the turkey into the oven. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Anonymous said…
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Manzanita said…
I hope everything goes smoothly and you don't have to do 3 meals a day. And no power it happened to me one year, just as I put the turkey in.
Have a good time.
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Carol!

Lynda R Young said…
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
Clarissa Draper said…
Wow, cool turkeys! Have a productive week!
Gina Stoneheart said…
Happy Thanksgiving, Carol! I completely understand what you are going through. Thankfully, we are eating at my stepdad's house this year so we don't have to worry about the cooking or cleaning. This can wait until after we return on Friday.
I hope you have a wonderful time and make splendid new memories with your family and friends.
Mason Canyon said…
Carol, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I hope you find a little time to rest during the busy holiday. Remember to have fun too.
mshatch said…
Hope you have a fabulous holiday :)
Anonymous said…
I'm looking forward to a small gathering and some time off. Happy Thanksgiving.
Lexa Cain said…
I'm grateful I don't entertain. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too. Don't tire yourself out - life is to be enjoyed. :)
Helena said…
Have a great Thanksgiving and a wonderful time with family and friends. And afterwards may your home, like mine, clean itself.
Helena said…
Have a great Thanksgiving and a wonderful time with family and friends. Then afterwards may your home, like mine, clean itself.
TBM said…
Happy Thanksgiving. I kinda miss it, now that I live in London. Don't miss the prep and dishes, though.
Hart Johnson said…
While I'm not the cook, I WILL be spending tomorrow CLEANING, so I hear you... but you know what? FIVE DAY WEEKEND!

Have a fabulous Thanksgiving, Carol!
Rachna Chhabria said…
Happy Thanksgiving, Carol!
Carol Kilgore said…
Beer - I'm looking forward to family, too.

Holly - :)

Yvonne - Wear sweats on Thursday in commiseration of all our overstuffed bellies :)

Jan - Yes! I'm happy you recently spent time with yours.

EC - I think I'll put your words up on my fridge so I can keep the thought reinforced.
Crystal Collier said…
Oh man! I hear you on the crazy, though if we were having people stay here, it would be infinitely more insane. It's only going to be a couple years and we'll be in that position--with all the kids coming back to visit... I'm getting old. =)

Unleashing the Dreamworld
Carol Kilgore said…
Ava - Wishing the same for you!

Leandra - Turkeys courtesy Pier 1 Imports :)

Murees - Thank you! Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving tradition for us.

Janie - There's a lot of good to be said about Thanksgiving for Two :)

Delores - Thank you! We'll let you have turkey that day, too, if you want :)
Gobble gobble! Happy Thanksgiving!
DMS said…
Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! Enjoy your time with company! This is my favorite holiday. Love the food, family, and friends (not so much the cleaning). :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Manzanita - Thank you for the good wishes! I would freak with a power outage. One year, though, something was wrong with the oven. It took almost eight hours for the turkey to cook.

Julie - Thanks! I wish the same for you and your family.

Lynda - Thanks. We'll make you an honorary American on Thursday :)

Clarissa - Pier One has really neat stuff :)

Gina - Lucky you! Except I do get leftovers and turkey sandwiches :) Happy Thanksgiving!
Jennifer Shirk said…
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Rula Sinara said…
Happy Thanksgiving!!
hope your holiday was wonderful! Mine was low key and carb filled!
Carol Kilgore said…
Mason - Had a great time. Relaxing and catching up today. Everyone is out and about :)

Marcie - Awesome. Hope yours was, too.

Medeia - Yesterday was fun and noisy, and today is quiet and wonderful, too :)

Lexa - Today is my enjoyment day!

Helena - Wouldn't it be wonderful to live in a self-cleaning home? My new dream :)
Carol Kilgore said…
TBM - I hear you! Prep and dishes are killer.

Hart - This extra down time was worth all the cleaning, prep, and cooking :)

Rachna - Thanks! It was awesome :)

Crystal - You're pregnant, so definitely not old, LOL!

Teresa - Hope your gobble-gobble was good :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Jess - Same with me!

Jennifer and Rula - Hope yours was great, too.

Beth Ellyn - Definitely carb filled!
klahanie said…
Hi Carol,

Yep, finally, I have got here. I've no doubt you are all turkeyed out. Thanksgiving US, style, y'all :)

Thank you for not posting a long, rambling article. Phew!

Seems I missed out on the contest. Time zones, eh.

I'm outta' here....

Gary :)
Anonymous said…
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, Carol; we surely did.
Carol Kilgore said…
Gary - Totally turkeyed out! Except for one more turkey sandwich:)

Milo - Awesome! For both of us!
Ava Quinn said…
Happy Thanksgiving! Hope it was great!
Carol Kilgore said…
Wonderful, Ava! Hope yours was great, too.