Gobble up, my Frugalistas. I'm not doing Thanksgiving this year. There, I said it. Normally, I'm at a friend's house or flying to Chicago to visit my family. But this year, I am underground and THANKFUL for a day off to focus on my writing and me. They are one in the same these days.
A few things factored into my decision to un-Thanksgiving. I didn't want to spend money flying for the holidays. I didn't want to be responsible for bringing a dish to another person's home. My home is not in condition to have guests over. I have to work the Friday after the holiday.
I just want to watch television, write my book and talk on the phone. I just want the REALLY simple life because these days, my life is a tad hectic.
I don't really bring up the holidays around my friends because I don't want to be cajoled or pitied into a T-giving celebration.
I am thankful for friends, my health, a bank account, opportunities, Body Magic shape wear. I am thankful for my new hairdresser, Kenny.
I will be thankful for a low key day.
What are you doing for Thanksgiving? Do the holidays stress you? I will have some black Friday specials posted tomorrow.