By JLP | November 22, 2010
It’s Thanksgiving week. The kids are out of school this week. My wife will be off work at least Thursday and Friday. We are staying local this year, which is nice. Last year we drove to Kansas.
We hosted Thanksgiving at our house three years ago. It was my dad’s last Thanksgiving before he passed away in March of 2008. Thanksgiving was his favorite holiday. He hated it when people called it Turkey Day. I don’t care for that term either.
The day after Thanksgiving marks the opening of the Christmas season. Are you ready? My wife did most of her shopping online (through Amazon) last Friday. She’s pretty much ready. I really only have to buy gifts for one person each year (my wife). I’m not ready. I don’t procrastinate but I do have a hard time figuring out what to get her each year. I have some ideas but I’m not at liberty to share…lol.
What about you? Are you ready? If not, will you be doing your shopping online or at the physical store? Are you planning to spend more/less/the same as last year? We’ll probably spend about the same as last year, which will probably be around $2,000 by the time it’s all said and done (gifts, parties, etc.).