This is my most favorite time of year and I’m excited about it. After Halloween tomorrow, it’s full speed ahead – Thanksgiving, my born day season, Jesus’ born day, then a new year! 😄
I don’t know where I will spend Thanksgiving this year. I don’t foresee a road trip home because long car rides are too uncomfortable for me right now. Also, when traveling for Thanksgiving, I usually leave Tuesday night or dark o’ thirty Wednesday morning. But my 6 week post-op appointment is the day before Thanksgiving. So even if I wanted to travel, the late morning appointment will place me in the thick of traffic. No thank you. 😖
My born day is up next and I’ll be turning 40!! 🎉 I was going to plan a big party to celebrate, mainly because that’s what people expected me to do for my BIG 4-0. As I started going through the motions, I realized big parties are not really my thing so I nixed the idea. Instead, I decided to stay true to myself and celebrate by doing what makes ME happy – TRAVEL!
Although there will be no official party, at least one weekend of my “born day season” will involve a pretty dress, pink heels, and girls night out. But to kick off my season, I’m taking another vacation! For my 40th, I’m traveling to the land of opulence – UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi). Can you say EXCITED! 😝
Doc said she will advise if I should take the trip after my 6 week post-op exam. I hope she approves and I continue to heal properly. If so, this will be my 4th vacation to celebrate my 40th year – 2 within the states and 2 international. I like the idea of taking a vacation each quarter because I’m a wanderlust and always look forward to the next one. Hmm…think I’ll keep the trend going in 2015.
Did you know Christmas is in exactly 8 weeks? EIGHT WEEKS! 😳 Aaaack! I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet, but I’ve created a list and checked it twice. I’m using this free app called Santa’s Bag to keep track of my recipient list, gift ideas, and budget. It’s so cute…love it!
Now that my Christmas list is complete, I can get started. I may be a member of the sick and shut in crew, but I have access to plastic and plenty of time on my hands. Wait…I don’t know if that’s good or bad. 😒 Hmph, either way, I plan to (online) shop ’til I drop and buy as much as my little $500 budget will allow. Balling! What…I’m sick, not crazy! 😂
Smart finances are always a priority, especially during the holidays when consumerism is at its peak. I’m a loyal member of TeamNoDebt and I’d never spend money I don’t have to buy “stuff” that won’t matter in a year. I create a holiday budget, buy thoughtful gifts that I can afford, and enjoy the quality time with my extended family and friends. 💞
I plan to spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve in the praise and worship house, as my grandma used to call it. LOL! I’m so blessed and so thankful for all that He has done for me this year. I’ve had some happy times and more not so happy times, but I’ve grown the most spiritually than any other year of my life. And for that, I’m truly thankful. 🙏
I don’t know what 2015 has in store for me, but a girl can dream while waiting. 😊
*Are you excited about the holidays?
*Do you cook for Thanksgiving?
*How do you celebrate milestone birthdays?
*Have you started Christmas shopping yet?
*Are you TeamNoDebt or TeamBallOutOfControl?
*Are you looking forward to 2015?