Yesterday I decided to schedule my last five days of vacation for the year, which means I'm taking Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off next week. It'll work out great because I'm hosting a dinner party on Wednesday, I have what is sure to be a long lunch with other friends on Thursday, and I figured I might as well take Friday while I was at it.
I'll also be taking off my wedding anniversary and the day before in early December.
My next big planning target is Thanksgiving. I've decided to cook dinner at my house, but so far it's for three people: my husband, my dad and me. If you have no Thanksgiving plans and you live nearby, consider this your official invitation to come over to share our overly ample feast. I'll be making all of the classics.
If you're cooking your own Thanksgiving dinner, perhaps for the first time, here is a link to my recipe booklet. I always like to be helpful that way.
As for Christmas, we're already affirming that this will be another year in which we only buy gifts for the children in the family. The adults are perfectly content just getting together for family time.
How are you wrapping up your year? Are you taking any last-minute vacation time that you needed to use up?