We're sending holiday cards this year for the first time ever. I will be ordering them from Tiny Prints the minute we get back from our vacation and using what I hope will be a great vacation shot from Maui. They have so many adorable selections to choose from and as indecisive as I am I think I already know which one I'm going to use. Right now they are have a Thanksgiving sale offering 25% off every order OR free shipping with promo codes.
We probably go through Peanut Butter faster then a family of 5 with 3 kids. We are both kind of addicted to Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches and Peanut Butter toast. We've been eating PBJ's for dinner several nights a week and Peanut Butter toast for a snack or for breakfast. Mj uses a massive quantity for his. I'm not sure what we'll be eating for the rest of the week. I certainly don't plan on grocery shopping or cooking. I'm already in vacation/holiday mode which means no manual labor of the cooking variety.
|Date night at a really cute and tasty restaurant called Kitchen 4141. Yes, I ate that whole burger and half of dessert|
My bills for the month are paid and it feels nice to have a clean slate so to speak. I get paid once a month and with the holidays and a bank that always deposits the money a day early my paycheck showed up yesterday. Most of my bills are done automatically but I paid the few that aren't and wiped out the little credit card balances that were hanging around on different cards. Now I can start racking it up again with Vacation and Christmas expenses. To be paid off in January of course.
I'm usually among the last man standing at work before holidays. The upside is that it's a chill day and there is no traffic. As much as I want to be done with work a few days earlier I'm also a hoarder of vacation days so if I'm not going anywhere I'm going to work. And there I sit dreaming of Thanksgiving break with the few other people who decided to show up. No work for 12 solid days. I'm almost there!
I am thankful for so many things this year. First of all, my health. Without that I'd literally have nothing. I'm also thankful for all of this traveling I've been able to do over the last three years. I never imagined I would go to all the places I have and I'm looking forward to more. I'm thankful for a stable job in what has been a very unstable economy. I am so thankful for our home. It may not that dream home with all the bells and whistles that I'd have if money were no option but it's ours, we can afford our mortgage every month and it has everything we need. When I walk in after a long day of work I'm happy to be there and I feel lucky to call it home. I'm thankful that my parents and sisters are doing well and I'm thankful for my wonderful husband. I still get excited to see him every day and I'm so grateful for the amazing relationship we have.
I'm also thankful that it didn't take me hours to write this blog post. Sometimes I obsess and over think it way too much to the point of the post remaining a draft. I'm trying to work on letting my thoughts flow, cleaning it up a bit and then hitting publish already!!
That about wraps it up. Happy Thanksgiving!!