Share Your World: 2016 Week 48

I’m participating in Cee’s Share Your World this week. She posts questions each Monday and invites people to answer the questions and then leave a link on her blog.

Check out the Share Your World post this week at Cee’s Photography blog.

Do you prefer eating foods with nuts or no nuts?  

I love nuts so I always choose them, but if it’s something for my kids, too, I leave the nuts out since they don’t like them (unless I want to make sure they don’t eat whatever it is!).

If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction?

I hope I would be in a science fiction or fantasy movie. That’s my favorite to watch and one of my favorites to read.

 Who talks real sense to you?

My husband. Even when I don’t want to hear it he tells me the truth. And he’s very practical and pragmatic!

Do you have a favorite board game?

I love cribbage when I can find people to play it. I like to play card games even more though–pinochle, spades and a game my kids like–Exploding Kittens! (Luckily, Exploding Kittens doesn’t include real kittens!)

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

Grateful for family and a wonderful Thanksgiving last week. I’m looking forward to starting to decorate for Christmas. I love Christmas!

What about you? What are you grateful for from last week? What are you looking forward to?


Thanksgiving reflections

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving here in Iowa. It was the 50th annual celebration! All these years my father-in-law and mother-in-law hosted it. (Unfortunately, she died before she got to see the 50th, but she was certainly present in spirit.) It is her side of the family who have come all these years to celebrate and give thanks for wonderful family. This year nearly 100 people were there on Thanksgiving Day. Of course, there are always some members who aren’t able to come each year so we could have had even more people!

As one family member posted on Facebook: “How do you fit/feed 97 relatives in a two bedroom/one bath house?? You move the party outside, of course!” Even though it was only about 40 degrees many people were outside for the day. There was a heater and tables in the garage, two brand new port-a-potties in the driveway plus some of the food stations outside! We roasted four turkeys and two hams! Plus we had lots of sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, stuffing, salads, vegetables, rolls and, of course, many desserts. No one went hungry!

What about all of you? How was your Thanksgiving if you celebrate that? What are your plans for this week?