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"Are You" traveling for Thanksgiving this year? Are you getting tested to do so?

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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 21,382
    Hell no, you cray.
    Gag, lol
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  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 33,225
    Hell no, you cray.
    Also smoking a Turkey breast this year. 

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  • PJPOWERPJPOWER In Yo FacePosts: 5,836
    Hell no, you cray.
    rgambs said:
    PJPOWER said:
    rgambs said:
    We are also not doing turkey, I am going to smoke a pork butt.
    Yum, what kind of smoker do you use?  I have a heavily modified Weber Smokey Mountain and I love it!  Just got a bunch of apricot wood, which is excellent if you’ve never used it. We need to start a grilling/smoking thread :)
    I use an old Brinkman electric smoker.  Electric is frowned upon in the snobby smoking circles, but it does a great job.  They can fiddlefaddle with their units all day if they want, I set it and forget it and it turns out great.  
    Right on, I guess you could call mine “semi” electric, as I put a fan blower temperature regulator on it.  Completely takes the guesswork out of it :)
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 4,405
    Hell no, you cray.
    Nope.

    Mom’s birthday is day after Thanksgiving, we’re hoping the weather will be good enough one of the days to gather around the fire pit & have a drink, but we aren’t going over for a meal (or going in the house for that matter). 

    Wife & I toyed w/ the idea of trying to get tested to see her parents at Christmas, but things are only getting worse, and I’m already down on that plan. I’m letting her come to that realization on her own, which is already happening. 

  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 11,552
    brianlux said:
    Pie?  Did someone say, "Pie"?
    :smiley:

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  • My sister in law is going to have Thanksgiving this year. Its a tricky situation. My sister in law is a nurse and works with covid patients. My wife is a nurse and does the same. My nephew is a firefighter and 5 of his fellow firefighters have tested positive in the last month. I have traveled all over this country in the last 8 months doing what I do. It is a tricky situation. I feel its best if we all just stay home. The nephew, my sister in law, and my wife have all been tested recently and all is well. I have never gotten a test.

    Not quite sure whats going to happen Thursday. My mommy in law at 1st said lets all just stay at home, but now she has changed her mind and wants too see her family. I don't know. I will see what everyone decides in the next few days.


    In the meantime, since I am not to sure what will happen Thursday?

    I am putting a 21lb bird in the oven today for me and the bride. Just the 2 of us. hahahahah

    Gonna be a months worth of leftovers.

    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 3,264
    Hell no, you cray.

    My sister in law is going to have Thanksgiving this year. Its a tricky situation. My sister in law is a nurse and works with covid patients. My wife is a nurse and does the same. My nephew is a firefighter and 5 of his fellow firefighters have tested positive in the last month. I have traveled all over this country in the last 8 months doing what I do. It is a tricky situation. I feel its best if we all just stay home. The nephew, my sister in law, and my wife have all been tested recently and all is well. I have never gotten a test.

    Not quite sure whats going to happen Thursday. My mommy in law at 1st said lets all just stay at home, but now she has changed her mind and wants too see her family. I don't know. I will see what everyone decides in the next few days.


    In the meantime, since I am not to sure what will happen Thursday?

    I am putting a 21lb bird in the oven today for me and the bride. Just the 2 of us. hahahahah

    Gonna be a months worth of leftovers.

    Either that or one amazing eating challenge.
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  • OnWis97 said:

    My sister in law is going to have Thanksgiving this year. Its a tricky situation. My sister in law is a nurse and works with covid patients. My wife is a nurse and does the same. My nephew is a firefighter and 5 of his fellow firefighters have tested positive in the last month. I have traveled all over this country in the last 8 months doing what I do. It is a tricky situation. I feel its best if we all just stay home. The nephew, my sister in law, and my wife have all been tested recently and all is well. I have never gotten a test.

    Not quite sure whats going to happen Thursday. My mommy in law at 1st said lets all just stay at home, but now she has changed her mind and wants too see her family. I don't know. I will see what everyone decides in the next few days.


    In the meantime, since I am not to sure what will happen Thursday?

    I am putting a 21lb bird in the oven today for me and the bride. Just the 2 of us. hahahahah

    Gonna be a months worth of leftovers.

    Either that or one amazing eating challenge.

    So when I told a good friend I was cooking a 21lb bird for the 2 of us?

    His response?

    Let me guess you are also cooking 75lbs of potatoes and 25lbs of cranberries?


    Fact is, everyone knows I love cooking a Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone on this board knows for the last almost 20 years that SPEEDY goes all out on Thanksgiving and Christmas as far as the feast goes. I enjoy it. Whether it be feeding 6 people or 16 people, I have no problem cooking the feast.

    I was not going to let covid ruin this for me. Its already turned all our lives into Hell.

    Im cooking a feast today, and I will have tons of leftovers. And all is GOOD in my world, at least for a day.

    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 33,225
    Hell no, you cray.
    OnWis97 said:

    My sister in law is going to have Thanksgiving this year. Its a tricky situation. My sister in law is a nurse and works with covid patients. My wife is a nurse and does the same. My nephew is a firefighter and 5 of his fellow firefighters have tested positive in the last month. I have traveled all over this country in the last 8 months doing what I do. It is a tricky situation. I feel its best if we all just stay home. The nephew, my sister in law, and my wife have all been tested recently and all is well. I have never gotten a test.

    Not quite sure whats going to happen Thursday. My mommy in law at 1st said lets all just stay at home, but now she has changed her mind and wants too see her family. I don't know. I will see what everyone decides in the next few days.


    In the meantime, since I am not to sure what will happen Thursday?

    I am putting a 21lb bird in the oven today for me and the bride. Just the 2 of us. hahahahah

    Gonna be a months worth of leftovers.

    Either that or one amazing eating challenge.

    So when I told a good friend I was cooking a 21lb bird for the 2 of us?

    His response?

    Let me guess you are also cooking 75lbs of potatoes and 25lbs of cranberries?


    Fact is, everyone knows I love cooking a Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone on this board knows for the last almost 20 years that SPEEDY goes all out on Thanksgiving and Christmas as far as the feast goes. I enjoy it. Whether it be feeding 6 people or 16 people, I have no problem cooking the feast.

    I was not going to let covid ruin this for me. Its already turned all our lives into Hell.

    Im cooking a feast today, and I will have tons of leftovers. And all is GOOD in my world, at least for a day.

    Good for you, man. You’ve got to keep doing what makes you happy.
    I LOVE MUSIC.
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  • mfc2006 said:
    OnWis97 said:

    My sister in law is going to have Thanksgiving this year. Its a tricky situation. My sister in law is a nurse and works with covid patients. My wife is a nurse and does the same. My nephew is a firefighter and 5 of his fellow firefighters have tested positive in the last month. I have traveled all over this country in the last 8 months doing what I do. It is a tricky situation. I feel its best if we all just stay home. The nephew, my sister in law, and my wife have all been tested recently and all is well. I have never gotten a test.

    Not quite sure whats going to happen Thursday. My mommy in law at 1st said lets all just stay at home, but now she has changed her mind and wants too see her family. I don't know. I will see what everyone decides in the next few days.


    In the meantime, since I am not to sure what will happen Thursday?

    I am putting a 21lb bird in the oven today for me and the bride. Just the 2 of us. hahahahah

    Gonna be a months worth of leftovers.

    Either that or one amazing eating challenge.

    So when I told a good friend I was cooking a 21lb bird for the 2 of us?

    His response?

    Let me guess you are also cooking 75lbs of potatoes and 25lbs of cranberries?


    Fact is, everyone knows I love cooking a Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone on this board knows for the last almost 20 years that SPEEDY goes all out on Thanksgiving and Christmas as far as the feast goes. I enjoy it. Whether it be feeding 6 people or 16 people, I have no problem cooking the feast.

    I was not going to let covid ruin this for me. Its already turned all our lives into Hell.

    Im cooking a feast today, and I will have tons of leftovers. And all is GOOD in my world, at least for a day.

    Good for you, man. You’ve got to keep doing what makes you happy.

    Thanks. And damn right! Whatever makes you happy.

    Hope all is well.

    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • Well I asked my wife to pick up some veggies yesterday, for our feast today. From what I can see, she picked up some lovely green beans, and that's all she picked up. hahaha


    So its a 21lb bird

    3lbs of Yukon gold potatoes

    And a lb of green beans.

    Thanksgiving 2020

    I feel like Peppermint Patty

    Wheres the pumpkin pie?

    Wheres the dinner rolls?

    Wheres the sweet potatoes?

    Hahahahahahahaha


    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 1,993
    This morning I made the agonizing decision to not go to see my family over Thanksgiving. I had planned to go. I had my train tickets, my cat sitter was all set up. I stood in line for almost 5 hours yesterday to get a Covid test (which was negative). I have had some anxiety over the decision to go or not for several weeks. After watching the news this week, I was tossing and turning about it all last night. This morning I woke up and knew I should not go. It was a really hard decision since this will literally be the first Thanksgiving I have not spent with my family. We are really big on Thanksgiving. My family was very understanding. My mom said next time I come she will make me her stuffing (which is one thing I will really miss). My brother and sister and their families all live within 20 minutes of my parents so they have been seeing them this whole time (with masks and social distancing). I am the only one who moved away. I am just glad that I went a month ago to see them - and everything worked out fine. When I made the decision this morning not to go, I cried over it for a good hour. Then I decided to focus on what I am thankful for, rather than what I am going to miss out on. I thought about all the people who can't see their parents for Thanksgiving because they lost them to Covid. I thought about the fact that my parents and siblings and nieces and nephews are all healthy. They are all still employed. They will get to be together, and I will get to Zoom in for a bit. That all made me feel a bit better, and definitely reinforced my decision. I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I put any of them at risk. So, since I am currently single - I guess it will be a little Thanksgiving for one this year.
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 22,294
    GlowGirl said:
    This morning I made the agonizing decision to not go to see my family over Thanksgiving. I had planned to go. I had my train tickets, my cat sitter was all set up. I stood in line for almost 5 hours yesterday to get a Covid test (which was negative). I have had some anxiety over the decision to go or not for several weeks. After watching the news this week, I was tossing and turning about it all last night. This morning I woke up and knew I should not go. It was a really hard decision since this will literally be the first Thanksgiving I have not spent with my family. We are really big on Thanksgiving. My family was very understanding. My mom said next time I come she will make me her stuffing (which is one thing I will really miss). My brother and sister and their families all live within 20 minutes of my parents so they have been seeing them this whole time (with masks and social distancing). I am the only one who moved away. I am just glad that I went a month ago to see them - and everything worked out fine. When I made the decision this morning not to go, I cried over it for a good hour. Then I decided to focus on what I am thankful for, rather than what I am going to miss out on. I thought about all the people who can't see their parents for Thanksgiving because they lost them to Covid. I thought about the fact that my parents and siblings and nieces and nephews are all healthy. They are all still employed. They will get to be together, and I will get to Zoom in for a bit. That all made me feel a bit better, and definitely reinforced my decision. I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I put any of them at risk. So, since I am currently single - I guess it will be a little Thanksgiving for one this year.
    I hope your kitties like turkey ;)

    I’m glad you went with your gut, difficult as it was. And yes, can’t lose sight of those good things in the midst of this maelstrom. Not just on Thanksgiving, either.  

    Probably small potatoes, but I would imagine there will be some activity here. 
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 21,382
    Hell no, you cray.
    GlowGirl said:
    This morning I made the agonizing decision to not go to see my family over Thanksgiving. I had planned to go. I had my train tickets, my cat sitter was all set up. I stood in line for almost 5 hours yesterday to get a Covid test (which was negative). I have had some anxiety over the decision to go or not for several weeks. After watching the news this week, I was tossing and turning about it all last night. This morning I woke up and knew I should not go. It was a really hard decision since this will literally be the first Thanksgiving I have not spent with my family. We are really big on Thanksgiving. My family was very understanding. My mom said next time I come she will make me her stuffing (which is one thing I will really miss). My brother and sister and their families all live within 20 minutes of my parents so they have been seeing them this whole time (with masks and social distancing). I am the only one who moved away. I am just glad that I went a month ago to see them - and everything worked out fine. When I made the decision this morning not to go, I cried over it for a good hour. Then I decided to focus on what I am thankful for, rather than what I am going to miss out on. I thought about all the people who can't see their parents for Thanksgiving because they lost them to Covid. I thought about the fact that my parents and siblings and nieces and nephews are all healthy. They are all still employed. They will get to be together, and I will get to Zoom in for a bit. That all made me feel a bit better, and definitely reinforced my decision. I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I put any of them at risk. So, since I am currently single - I guess it will be a little Thanksgiving for one this year.
    Ack, sorry to hear you will be alone.  Glad you made the decision you felt best.
    Also glad your family didn't give you grief for it.
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  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 1,993
    GlowGirl said:
    This morning I made the agonizing decision to not go to see my family over Thanksgiving. I had planned to go. I had my train tickets, my cat sitter was all set up. I stood in line for almost 5 hours yesterday to get a Covid test (which was negative). I have had some anxiety over the decision to go or not for several weeks. After watching the news this week, I was tossing and turning about it all last night. This morning I woke up and knew I should not go. It was a really hard decision since this will literally be the first Thanksgiving I have not spent with my family. We are really big on Thanksgiving. My family was very understanding. My mom said next time I come she will make me her stuffing (which is one thing I will really miss). My brother and sister and their families all live within 20 minutes of my parents so they have been seeing them this whole time (with masks and social distancing). I am the only one who moved away. I am just glad that I went a month ago to see them - and everything worked out fine. When I made the decision this morning not to go, I cried over it for a good hour. Then I decided to focus on what I am thankful for, rather than what I am going to miss out on. I thought about all the people who can't see their parents for Thanksgiving because they lost them to Covid. I thought about the fact that my parents and siblings and nieces and nephews are all healthy. They are all still employed. They will get to be together, and I will get to Zoom in for a bit. That all made me feel a bit better, and definitely reinforced my decision. I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I put any of them at risk. So, since I am currently single - I guess it will be a little Thanksgiving for one this year.
    Ack, sorry to hear you will be alone.  Glad you made the decision you felt best.
    Also glad your family didn't give you grief for it.
    Thanks. I feel good about the decision. I actually just spoke with one of my best friends who lives a block away from me. He and his boyfriend are also going to be here for Thanksgiving. I spent election night with them at their apartment (which is big enough for three of us to not get so close together). So, maybe I will go over there and spend it with them.

  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 1,993
    hedonist said:
    GlowGirl said:
    This morning I made the agonizing decision to not go to see my family over Thanksgiving. I had planned to go. I had my train tickets, my cat sitter was all set up. I stood in line for almost 5 hours yesterday to get a Covid test (which was negative). I have had some anxiety over the decision to go or not for several weeks. After watching the news this week, I was tossing and turning about it all last night. This morning I woke up and knew I should not go. It was a really hard decision since this will literally be the first Thanksgiving I have not spent with my family. We are really big on Thanksgiving. My family was very understanding. My mom said next time I come she will make me her stuffing (which is one thing I will really miss). My brother and sister and their families all live within 20 minutes of my parents so they have been seeing them this whole time (with masks and social distancing). I am the only one who moved away. I am just glad that I went a month ago to see them - and everything worked out fine. When I made the decision this morning not to go, I cried over it for a good hour. Then I decided to focus on what I am thankful for, rather than what I am going to miss out on. I thought about all the people who can't see their parents for Thanksgiving because they lost them to Covid. I thought about the fact that my parents and siblings and nieces and nephews are all healthy. They are all still employed. They will get to be together, and I will get to Zoom in for a bit. That all made me feel a bit better, and definitely reinforced my decision. I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I put any of them at risk. So, since I am currently single - I guess it will be a little Thanksgiving for one this year.
    I hope your kitties like turkey ;)

    I’m glad you went with your gut, difficult as it was. And yes, can’t lose sight of those good things in the midst of this maelstrom. Not just on Thanksgiving, either.  

    Probably small potatoes, but I would imagine there will be some activity here. 
    Kitties love turkey. Turkey is my least favorite part of Thanksgiving. I go for the sides. But, yes we should try to keep in mind the good things despite this shit show of a year. I am trying my best to do that, as we all should.

  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 22,294
    GlowGirl said:
    hedonist said:
    GlowGirl said:
    This morning I made the agonizing decision to not go to see my family over Thanksgiving. I had planned to go. I had my train tickets, my cat sitter was all set up. I stood in line for almost 5 hours yesterday to get a Covid test (which was negative). I have had some anxiety over the decision to go or not for several weeks. After watching the news this week, I was tossing and turning about it all last night. This morning I woke up and knew I should not go. It was a really hard decision since this will literally be the first Thanksgiving I have not spent with my family. We are really big on Thanksgiving. My family was very understanding. My mom said next time I come she will make me her stuffing (which is one thing I will really miss). My brother and sister and their families all live within 20 minutes of my parents so they have been seeing them this whole time (with masks and social distancing). I am the only one who moved away. I am just glad that I went a month ago to see them - and everything worked out fine. When I made the decision this morning not to go, I cried over it for a good hour. Then I decided to focus on what I am thankful for, rather than what I am going to miss out on. I thought about all the people who can't see their parents for Thanksgiving because they lost them to Covid. I thought about the fact that my parents and siblings and nieces and nephews are all healthy. They are all still employed. They will get to be together, and I will get to Zoom in for a bit. That all made me feel a bit better, and definitely reinforced my decision. I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I put any of them at risk. So, since I am currently single - I guess it will be a little Thanksgiving for one this year.
    I hope your kitties like turkey ;)

    I’m glad you went with your gut, difficult as it was. And yes, can’t lose sight of those good things in the midst of this maelstrom. Not just on Thanksgiving, either.  

    Probably small potatoes, but I would imagine there will be some activity here. 
    Kitties love turkey. Turkey is my least favorite part of Thanksgiving. I go for the sides. But, yes we should try to keep in mind the good things despite this shit show of a year. I am trying my best to do that, as we all should.

    Seriously! For me, the turkey IS the side :lol:
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 11,540
    hedonist said:
    GlowGirl said:
    hedonist said:
    GlowGirl said:
    This morning I made the agonizing decision to not go to see my family over Thanksgiving. I had planned to go. I had my train tickets, my cat sitter was all set up. I stood in line for almost 5 hours yesterday to get a Covid test (which was negative). I have had some anxiety over the decision to go or not for several weeks. After watching the news this week, I was tossing and turning about it all last night. This morning I woke up and knew I should not go. It was a really hard decision since this will literally be the first Thanksgiving I have not spent with my family. We are really big on Thanksgiving. My family was very understanding. My mom said next time I come she will make me her stuffing (which is one thing I will really miss). My brother and sister and their families all live within 20 minutes of my parents so they have been seeing them this whole time (with masks and social distancing). I am the only one who moved away. I am just glad that I went a month ago to see them - and everything worked out fine. When I made the decision this morning not to go, I cried over it for a good hour. Then I decided to focus on what I am thankful for, rather than what I am going to miss out on. I thought about all the people who can't see their parents for Thanksgiving because they lost them to Covid. I thought about the fact that my parents and siblings and nieces and nephews are all healthy. They are all still employed. They will get to be together, and I will get to Zoom in for a bit. That all made me feel a bit better, and definitely reinforced my decision. I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I put any of them at risk. So, since I am currently single - I guess it will be a little Thanksgiving for one this year.
    I hope your kitties like turkey ;)

    I’m glad you went with your gut, difficult as it was. And yes, can’t lose sight of those good things in the midst of this maelstrom. Not just on Thanksgiving, either.  

    Probably small potatoes, but I would imagine there will be some activity here. 
    Kitties love turkey. Turkey is my least favorite part of Thanksgiving. I go for the sides. But, yes we should try to keep in mind the good things despite this shit show of a year. I am trying my best to do that, as we all should.

    Seriously! For me, the turkey IS the side :lol:
    Turkey is merely the mechanism by which I make gravy ;)

    Glowgirl, sorry to hear how hard the decision has been but you’re doing the right thing. 
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,258
    I am planning to drive a few hours to spend thanksgiving with my brother and his family.  There will be five of us.  I haven’t seen any relatives since December.   If I catch it then so be it.  
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