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Monday Night Flashback Open Thread: Stuffed with Stuffing

Happy Monday, Persephoneers! For those of us in the U.S., do you get to enjoy a long weekend in just two more days? Or does Thanksgiving signal the start of job intensity that won’t let up until after January 1st? This week I am thankful that my office is closed for the entire week, and that one of my kiddos is home from school for the week. A few days to catch up on life before leaving to visit family will be much appreciated.

At my parents’ house, Thanksgiving is a specific smell. It’s not the same anywhere else – it’s a combination of my mom baking pies and my dad preparing the stuffing that simply can’t be replicated. When I think “Thanksgiving,” it’s that smell, not any visual that takes over my mind.

What are your favorite things about Thanksgiving weekend? What’s on your agenda this week?

15 replies on “Monday Night Flashback Open Thread: Stuffed with Stuffing”

Thanks, both of you! I think I did fairly well. I have two friends who work for this company already and I really want this job. They mentioned that the salary I asked for was less than what they would give me if I were hired and they seem like a very cool company. Also, unlike where I am now, they are expanding, so there is more chance for upward mobility.

This week has felt non-stop in terms of household things. Furniture moving. Unfucking cupboards on a ridiculous scale.

Next week I’m planning to have more quiet time. We don’t have Thanksgiving, but Juniper Junior does by lovely coincidence of dates have three days off school next week (thanks in part to St. Andrews day) which mean a five day weekend. So am looking forward to family times!

I’m also getting festive by indulging in mince pies. Shop-bought ones, no less! The horror!

As soon as Thanksgiving is over, I get to start making sweets. Usually I just find about six types of cookies and make dozens of them, but this year I’m making candy, too. Dark chocolate truffles, salted caramels (some with rose), peppermint bark…. I’m psyched for this new challenge.

Since I’m living abroad, we’re doing Thanksgiving on Saturday. a local company does turkey and delivers them to your apartment etc. So my friends and I are doing a potluck Thanksgiving day thing. Not the same, but you do what you can.

Of course, it’s a full working week for me.

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