Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours!!!

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Happy Thanksgiving!!! I hope your day is full of good food and dear friends and family. We will be headed out later to my sister-in-law’s house for a big family gathering, and we’re all looking forward to that. I’ll probably spend this morning prepping my Black Friday Sales Guide. No, bloggers never get a day off, in case you were wondering. Ha!

I really hope to make this guide as comprehensive as possible. I know how overwhelming it can be to siphon through all the sale emails in your inbox, or maybe you’ve unsubscribed to a bunch in an effort to declutter your life. Either way, my goal is to be a one-stop shop so you can save time and accomplish your shopping goals with the most savings possible. There are some fantastic sales, and some have already started, like 50% off everything at DL1961 and LOFT, and an extra 20% off all sale styles at Nordstrom.

Not only will I round up the best sales I find, but I’ll try to come up with some top picks too. If you have anything specific you’re shopping for, let me know in the comments, and I’ll see what I can find!

In addition to being a resource for you, I’m hoping to make a big dent in my holiday shopping this weekend. If all goes well, I’ll finish it and be able to enjoy the rest of the holiday season without scrambling at the last minute and paying overnight shipping costs. I’ve been there, and it’s stressful! I’m hoping to avoid that this year.

So anyway, make sure to check my shopping guide before you do any shopping online tomorrow!!! It will be up early.

In other news, because I do have interests other than shopping (haha!) I decided to bag the Turkey Trot today. I don’t have anyone to join me, and I ended up running yesterday afternoon so I feel like I can skip this morning guilt-free. It looks cold and grey out there, so I’m glad I fit it in when it was warmer. I don’t really like running in the afternoons, but this time of year, it’s a lot more comfortable than bundling up to brave the morning chill.

I do plan to go to my son’s band performance. They play pre-game, so we can go, watch, and leave and come back to pick him up when the game is over. I’m a fair weather football fan. I don’t love the game enough to brave 40 degrees plus a windchill factor. In fact, I don’t love the game at all. I can’t even tell the difference between a touchdown and a field goal.

Now, if it were basketball, I might brave the cold, but then again, one of the reasons I love basketball is because it’s an indoor sport and you don’t have to brave the elements to be a superfan. Too bad the marching band doesn’t play for basketball games… but I digress.

Usually Thanksgiving weekend is when we go cut down our live tree and decorate it, and I would love to do that tomorrow, but we are waiting till next weekend because we’re carpeting the family room this week. I’m pretty sure the carpet installer isn’t going to want to move my fully decorated Christmas tree. I guess we could cut it down and leave it in a bucket of water in the garage for a week, but where’s the fun in that? We’ll just wait. I might put up some outside lights, though.

All that to say, we are looking for something fun and festive to do tomorrow. Our weather looks chilly, damp, and cloudy for tomorrow so it’s not really conducive to hiking or other outdoor activities. I suppose we could drive into Philly and do something Christmassy, but that’s a haul. (We live about an hour’s drive from the city, given traffic, etc.)

What do y’all do on Black Friday? Do you have more family gatherings? Do you shop? Inquiring minds…

Well, I’m off to grab another cup of coffee and make some breakfast, and maybe I will fit in a quick run, after all. Every time I look out my office window, I see someone jogging by, and it’s giving me the itch to get out there. Considering all the goodies I plan to consume today, I could stand to burn a few calories — at least enough to justify a small slice of pumpkin pie.

I hope you and yours have a blessed Thanksgiving Day! And for those in far off lands who don’t celebrate our American Thanksgiving, I hope your Thursday is safe and productive!!