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(11,343 posts)
Wed Nov 27, 2019, 06:26 PM Nov 2019

Happy Thanksgiving Loners

To those of you spending the day with family or friends, I hope it's full of laughter and smiles. (We'll hold down the fort while you're out)

If you are spending the holiday alone, I wish you a day full of contentment and peace. (Turkey served in the loners' lounge tmrw at 5)

Have a wonderful day and cheers to all our Loner friends.

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Happy Thanksgiving Loners (Original Post) backtoblue Nov 2019 OP
I now volunteer with a group, here in NYC, that delivers meals to the home bound dhol82 Nov 2019 #1
That is AWESOME backtoblue Nov 2019 #3
Awww dhol82 Nov 2019 #8
Thanks BTB. I'm planning to grill steak for one and open some wine. fleur-de-lisa Nov 2019 #2
Small family meal at my grandparents' backtoblue Nov 2019 #4
Thanks blue, peacebuzzard Nov 2019 #5
Yummy backtoblue Nov 2019 #6
Hi new loner friends, cilla4progress Nov 2019 #7
Sounds awesome. dhol82 Nov 2019 #9
That sounds like a lovely day backtoblue Nov 2019 #11
Thank you cilla4progress Nov 2019 #15
We're driving 1.5 hours to be where we don't really want to be, but we already cancelled on one Karadeniz Nov 2019 #10
Safe travels! backtoblue Nov 2019 #16
Cooking for loners Wawannabe Nov 2019 #12
You have a lot to do today! backtoblue Nov 2019 #18
You too! LiberalLoner Nov 2019 #13
Happy Turkey Day! backtoblue Nov 2019 #17
Me, myself and I are having Turkey soup...... can't wait.. mitch96 Nov 2019 #14
Hope all three of you have a great day! backtoblue Nov 2019 #19
Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving to you, yours yonder Nov 2019 #20
Thanks and back at you! catchnrelease Nov 2019 #21


(9,351 posts)
1. I now volunteer with a group, here in NYC, that delivers meals to the home bound
Wed Nov 27, 2019, 06:45 PM
Nov 2019

on thanksgiving.
It gives their usual people a day off to spend with their families.
It makes me feel useful rather than just going on a feeding frenzy.


(9,351 posts)
8. Awww
Wed Nov 27, 2019, 08:23 PM
Nov 2019

I also volunteer there during the year putting together the meals for delivery.
Also did kitchen duty a couple of times - I no longer want to see a rutabaga for dicing.


(14,623 posts)
2. Thanks BTB. I'm planning to grill steak for one and open some wine.
Wed Nov 27, 2019, 06:47 PM
Nov 2019

I don’t like any traditional Tday foods. I will talk to family on the phone and laze around watching movies in my jammies all day. I feel like I’ve earned it. The last few months at work have just about killed me!

Are you planning to dine on anything special?


(11,343 posts)
4. Small family meal at my grandparents'
Wed Nov 27, 2019, 06:57 PM
Nov 2019

Lots of foul language, politics, and religious arguments. I'm thankful for my dysfunctional little family.

I'm also thankful for the weed and wine that will get me through it...

Cheers my dear!


(5,142 posts)
5. Thanks blue,
Wed Nov 27, 2019, 07:01 PM
Nov 2019

Hotel staff gave me a piece of pecan pie with a holiday card! That’s as festive as it will be for me!
Best wishes.


(24,701 posts)
7. Hi new loner friends,
Wed Nov 27, 2019, 08:02 PM
Nov 2019

and thanks for this thread BTB.

I've been fully embracing my loner-ness for perhaps the 1st time ever in my 65 years of life - with the affirming and welcome support of this group!

I am still torn with whether or not this is healthy or sustainable going forward into my golden years...from all I read about it...

I have been experimenting with full embrace of the loner lifestyle for about a month. We turned down a couple invites for tomorrow, which has been awkward (loners seem to be out of the mainstream, especially on Thanksgiving - alot of social pressure.) All I can say is this period has felt really good. I am moving at my own pace and on my own timeframe. It feels right to me, right now.

My husband and I will spend tomorrow just the two of us cooking, playing outside with our dog and horses, sitting by the fire, taking a long walk. Totally indulgent!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!


(11,343 posts)
11. That sounds like a lovely day
Wed Nov 27, 2019, 08:32 PM
Nov 2019

Moving at your own pace is a good thing. I was writing in my journal today and "live slow, die fast" is my new slogan

Cheers to you cilla!


(22,445 posts)
10. We're driving 1.5 hours to be where we don't really want to be, but we already cancelled on one
Wed Nov 27, 2019, 08:30 PM
Nov 2019

Get-together. Oh, well....


(5,620 posts)
12. Cooking for loners
Wed Nov 27, 2019, 08:33 PM
Nov 2019

My man owns a tavern. Cooking turkey, stuffing, mp, gravy, egg noodles and pecan pie. Another patron is bringing pumpkin pie and the cranberry sauce. We get several men every year and some donate money. This year donations will go to the local dog shelter to buy them some food.

We will go to dinner at his family’s then go back to the bar to clean up the leftovers and have a hot buttered rum.


(11,343 posts)
18. You have a lot to do today!
Thu Nov 28, 2019, 08:12 AM
Nov 2019

May everyone be merry and well today.

Thank you for feeding the doggies! I know they'll be grateful for some kibble.


(13,869 posts)
14. Me, myself and I are having Turkey soup...... can't wait..
Wed Nov 27, 2019, 11:08 PM
Nov 2019

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Maybe a walk on the beach before the crowd shows up...


(11,343 posts)
19. Hope all three of you have a great day!
Thu Nov 28, 2019, 08:15 AM
Nov 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

A walk on the beach is definitely something to be grateful for. You need to get a pair of those flip flips that leave impeach trump imprints!


(9,653 posts)
20. Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving to you, yours
Thu Nov 28, 2019, 12:57 PM
Nov 2019

and everyone else who may (or may not) be sharing today with anyone else!


(1,944 posts)
21. Thanks and back at you!
Sat Nov 30, 2019, 01:33 AM
Nov 2019

Had planned to have a small (5 of us) dinner with friends that we normally only see on Thanksgiving and maybe one other time during the year. So I really look forward to seeing them. Unfortunately my husband felt under the weather and didn't want to go, but said I should still attend. So I did and it was nice to catch up.

But, something there had me laughing to myself. Apparently the hosts had asked one of their neighbors who's wife is out of the country, to join us for dinner. He had said he would come when first asked but later said he didn't think he would make it. My friends called and texted him at least 3 times that I know of, to see if he was going to come. He didn't respond to their contacts. Friends were just gobsmacked that the guy would want to be home by himself and not join us. I finally said 'Maybe he's just an introvert and is happy to be home enjoying a quiet day. I might do the same if it was something I didn't want to attend'. They just didn't get it.

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