Too Much Information is a weekly feature by Sean of Just a Jeep Guy which I enjoy doing.
1. Do you travel or stay local? Family or friends? Host or guest? Thanksgiving has always involved a family dinner at my parents’ house, cooked by my sweet mother. We never travel at this time of year.
For last month's Canadian Thanksgiving, my kids and I cooked Thanksgiving dinner and my parents came to my house because of my mother’s knee surgery …. a nice change!
It is fun looking for friends and colleagues riding the floats which are all decorated by the individuals involved.
One year, my brother (a fireman) got to drive the firetruck in the parade. Such small town excitement!
5. If you do holiday decorations, for which holiday and when? I have several trees growing in my yard loaded with Christmas lights. Since there are no city lights or street lighting, they look spectacular in the inky blackness!
I have the lights on a timer which I keep operational for our dark winter nights …. from early November to late February.
Early in December, I put up a real Christmas tree indoors which is loaded with an eclectic mix of ornaments; a few purchased and many home-made by the kids when they were young.
I also like to hang a large quantity of candies and cookies on the tree which we all eat as the season progresses.
6. Black Friday. Thoughts? Feelings? Insanity! I rarely go shopping at conventional stores anyway* and it would be unthinkable for me to shop with all those frenzied crowds. * I prefer wearing hand-me-downs, thrift shop treasures and items stolen from lost-and-found boxes. lol.
8. BONUS: What are you thankful for?
B: I am thankful to be a part of the world’s LGBTQ community. I enjoy the empathy, instinctual understanding, support and cameraderie of being in a such a fabulous minority group. I’ve reached a point in my gay journey that I now sometimes feel sorry for straight guys.