(Closed) Anyone else spending Thanksgiving alone?

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m Canadian, so we had our Thanksgiving back in October, but my husband is on a golf trip down in Oregon so I’m alone…I know it’s not “the same” but I’m here to chat! 😀

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m with my family today, but my fiancé is an EMT and had to work a 24 hour shift today. I’m missing him! 🙁

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I chose to stay home.  I’m still pretty shaken by the passing of my guardian last week…heading into the last two weeks of the quarter, flying to CA smack dab in between the last class and the first final for the memorial, going to have to meet exes wife at the memorial, wedding blah blah blah…so I just decided I wanted to be home alone today.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m not alone this year but spent many thanksgivings ‘solo’ – I loved not cooking or cleaning! I’d sleep in, take a long walk in te afternoon, then do something like make a home-made pizza for dinner. I was ecstatic not to spend two hours in the kitchen washing dishes! Don’t be lonely, be thankful!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Me, sort of.

Darling Husband has to be out of town for work, my family went to our mountain house, and his family is from out of town and I just wasn’t going to travel.

Darling Husband volunteered me, without asking, to go to his friend’s house today. It was nice, and there were several different people there, but it wasn’t relaxing like I feel Thanksgiving should be. I’m all about sitting around, barefoot, eating, and then vegging out. It’s hard to do that with people you really don’t know well.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yup.  I’m working a double shift today and Darling Husband is working tonight as well.  So I haven’t seen him since yesterday afternoon and won’t see him until tomorrow evening. 🙁  Have many more years of this to deal with!  I got to have a Thanksgiving “lunch” with my coworkers though. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I worked last night at the hospital and have to go back to work in less than an hour.  Woke up in time to give my husband a kiss bye as he went to his parents.  I could have gotten up a lil earlier and gone there for Thanksgiving, but they live 40 minutes away, so I would have driven 40 minutes to basically spend less than an hour there and drive to work.   

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia. I’ve missed it in the past when I was working abroad, but this year I felt extra lonely. I guess it’s because I know I’ll probably never get to go back to America again to celebrate with family. Darling Husband and I talked about having our own Thanksgiving celebration, but neither of us really likes turkey, nor do we have any family here to celebrate with, so it just seemed pointless. I’m sure Christmas will be the same.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m spending it alone, my fiance is at work until 11 p.m. I’m making a 2 lb ham, mashed potatos, and veggie. We will be having a belated Thanksgiving dinner this Saturday at his parents heating up leftovers while we help them cut down trees!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m alone– and I mean ALONE! My Fiance is in Arkansas with his family (he flies back tomorrow morning) and my parents aren’t coming in until tomorrow evening. I haven’t even noticed that its Thanksgiving and I’m by myself, really. We are having fake Thanksgiving tomorrow so my opinion is that Thanksgiving is whenever you decide it is!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@NowMarriedNotHarried:  Yeah we  have to work two holidays this time of year and I chose to work the night before Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving night so that I would have all of Christmas off and New Year’s Eve off.  I think I got off easy this holiday season.  Being a nurse working in a place that is open 24/7…working weekends and holidays just part of the job.  It sucks sometimes….but….I work 3 12 hour shifts a week every week which gives me 4 days off every single week so don’t feel too sorry for me. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@nursemel:  That’s nice you get Christmas and New Years off at least! 🙂  I also work a job that is open 24/7 so I’m also working weekends and most holiday.  Unfortunately for me, I’ll be working tomorrow, christmas eve, and christmas day.  Oh well. But I do have New Year’s eve and day off. 🙂

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MrsWTD:  Yeah this is my first year having off all of Christmas off in YEARS so I’m excited.  I’ve had my fair share of working most every holiday so I feel your pain.  Working on a pediatric floor though, working Christmas Eve can be fun…we usually get to play “Santa” that night and sneak in toys and put them in our patient’s rooms so they will find them when they wake up. Plus…many of the doctors bring us alll kinds of food and sweets for us to enjoy. 

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