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Holiday Season is Beginning!

November 11th, 2015 at 11:58 pm

Sold a bag on craigslist and made $10 today. I have more things to sell; I need to post them! Some of them would be great Christmas gifts, so I think now is the time.

Tomorrow F and I are going to see a movie. You have no idea what a big deal this is! We haven't been to the movie theater in years! Literally years. The last time was a birthday party for a kid in her class. She says she doesn't like watching movies in the theater, but this is one she did want to go to: the Peanuts Movie. And I want to see it, too. And we have a really nice new theater here. We haven't been, but I hear the chairs are super cushy and you can order food! (We'll wait and have dinner at home). Tickets for both of us will be $17. There is $34 in our entertainment category.

It just dawned on me that we'll be in California in two weeks! I am looking forward to seeing everyone for Thanksgiving. We are still working out the menu. I want to make mashed potatoes with red chile sauce (on the side!), but my niece who was going to make brussels sprouts is now making quinoa; we need something green. So maybe I'll make a vegetable, too. I also need to make a dessert (so that I can eat it because regular flour is out for me); maybe something chocolate since my mom is buying a pumpkin pie? I love apple pie, though. Hmmm... I need to think about what I have to bring in my luggage (pans and stuff that my mom doesn't have). And red chile to make the sauce.

We won't need to do a full week's grocery shopping, but obviously I still need to buy some ingredients. After we pay for the dog boarding place, it's an expensive proposition even though my parents graciously pay for our airfare (mostly because they are so relieved not to have to travel to me or my brother). Reminder to sign up for airport parking online for the discount!

Do you have plans to travel for Thanksgiving? Are you helping out with the cooking or doing it all yourself? What kind of budget do you have?

3 Responses to “Holiday Season is Beginning!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Yes we are traveling for Thanksgiving. I may need to bring a pumpkin pie pan if that is the dessert of choice. There is no specific budget. I had no idea last year at this time we would be moving let alone so far away from family. We're doing the trip on the fly and making up for the money by spending less. So far so good. I should see if the airport we are flying out of has a discount! Thanks for the idea.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'll be in California in two weeks also - near LA. Smile I don't know if I'll be making anything or not - that'll be up to my aunt.

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Have a lovely thanksgiving!

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