Frankly, I love Thanksgiving. I actually love it more than Christmas only because it’s a day almost everyone has off, and we get to eat so much delicious food! Oh, yeah, and spend time with family. I have to throw that in there. I know in my age range there are probably a lot of you out there who have been chosen by family to host the big dinner this year. It can be very overwhelming and scary actually. What if you don’t like to cook? Which pizza place will deliver in case you burn everything? Let’s take several steps back and just breathe. Really, just relax. It is not as complicated as you are thinking at all. The important things to remember are how many people are coming, what kind of food will you be serving, will you offer alcohol, and how will you entertain your guests. This basis will cover the entire evening or weekend, depending on how long any guests are staying with you. Let’s break everything down in simple steps:
It can be uncomfortable discussing your personal information even with your trusted doctor, but there needs to be more discussion on what is going on with our bodies than making jokes or feeling shameful about the state we are currently in. I’m talking about, how honest are you with your gynecologist? I know it’s a very uncomfortable doctor visit for many, but it is absolutely mandatory that we know exactly what’s going on, and what condition all our parts are in. With the rate that women are developing cancer of the breast, uterus, ovaries, cervix and beyond, we all need to empower ourselves and be our own advocates for health. It goes beyond juicing to stay healthy.
I know for a lot of families, they plan ahead of shopping routes, stores sales, whose car can hold the most stuff, and which big ticket item they are buying this year months before Black Friday is even a thought in most of our minds. I’m not even kidding when I say they map routes. I have known people throughout the years that would literally map out their routes and hand out copies to family members to score the best deal on that majestic Friday. I think military strategists could take a lesson or five from them. I know for some families, they have the tradition of getting up early and going shopping on Friday, or just enjoy the thrill of the hunt; not so much the long lines, possible fighting, and waking up hungover from booze and turkey filled stomachs. Is there really any advantage of all the effort shopping and planning? I think years ago it was beneficial to shop that day to save money, but with the way things are now, most companies offer better sales all through the year, especially after big marker holidays.
I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween weekend, and enjoyed the extra hour of sleep! I’m sure we are all slowly coming back to life this morning. I’m partially glad it’s over, but had a great time during the parties and taking my son trick-or-treating. It was his first year doing it and he had a blast. He was nervous the first few houses but once he got into the swing of it, he wanted to knock on every door in the neighborhood.
What did you dress up as this year? Did you have a theme with friends? Some of those costumes are amazing!