Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s almost here! I can’t believe tomorrow is American Thanksgiving. It’s the day we all get stuffed with turkey, and apparently duck out early to go Black Friday shopping. (Hopefully not, though).

Tomorrow we’ll be headed to the Manchester Road Race to take a brisk (and I mean brisk-have you seen the forecast here?) walk in the morning, and to my brothers house in the afternoon for lunch. Then it will be off to my in-laws for dinner! We’re going to need that walk in order to be able to end the day upright. We have a tradition of going to see Christmas lights in a local park in the evening, so it will be a crazy busy day!

Today I’ll be cooking up a bunch of yummy things for tomorrow. Rolls and appetizers are assigned to us, and I’m trying my hand at making homemade crackers for the occasion. I already made a batch of white whole wheat Parmesan crackers, and today I’ll be making plain crackers for the kids and folks that don’t like cheese. We’ll be making a platter of crackers, fruit, nuts, meats, dips, and cheeses. I call it a “build your own adventure” appetizer, although it’s really called a charcuterie platter. I’m not really sure how to pronounce “charcuterie” though, so I’m sticking with “build your own adventure”.

Thankfulness

Instead of falling into the consumerism of Black Friday, I’m taking time to be thankful.

I’m thankful for:

  • My family – and the chance to spend the next five days together
  • Everyone is healthy – not a thing I take for granted
  • My day job – sometimes it’s stressful, but all in all, I’m grateful for my job and working for a company where I feel passionate about the mission
  • We’re all good – we have food to eat, a warm home, clothes to wear, and the luxury to complain about a day full of eating. I don’t ever want to take these things for granted.
  • This website – sometimes it’s stressful too, but I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my financial and work wisdom with the world.
  • All of you – my virtual friends and family!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving – and if you’re not in the USA, a wonderful Thursday! Be sure to stop by my social media and say hello.

Be sure to comment below with what you’re thankful for!

Here’s a roundup of some past articles that are appropriate for the day.

Fun Thanksgiving financial facts!

What do personal finance bloggers do for Black Friday?

Planning to expand Nintendo Christmas World this weekend.

If you’re looking for a consumerism antidote.

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chiefmomofficer

IT professional, MBA, working mother of three, avid reader, geek and personal finance nerd

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