Well, Ive tried it again, I gave up having Thanksgiving about 4 years ago. I "was" the hostess with the mostess. I had Thanksgiving at my house for 21 years and then 4 years ago, I said i wasn't cooking anymore. Was it my hectic work schedule? Was it my inane sense to do everything perfect? I loved setting the table, planning the meal, setting all the dishes, having all the friends and family over. i even invited people I had met that had no where to go on Thanksgiving over. Am I the only person who doesn't like to make Thanksgiving dinner? After reading all the blogs, everyone but me seems to love making Thanksgiving. It just seems 5 hours of cooking, let alone the shopping and planning. Two hours of clean up, all for 30 minutes of eating just isn't adding up to want I want to do. My daughter and I tryed going away a few years ago and then I just felt guilty on Thanksgiving Day. I have tried going out to eat and lets face it, no one cooks Thanksgiving like you can. So what is the answer? I now have to go to work tomorrow on Black Friday, tired along with everyone else who did the same thing I did today........cook and clean.