I don't have huge Thanksgiving plans. We always go to my mom's side of the family for lunch. I don't know for sure who is coming this year, but I'd say that we will be hitting somewhere close to 30 people. The weather is supposed to be in the 60's (warm for November here), so maybe we can have some fun outside. I have been given one goal--to make a cheesecake--at which I am relatively proficient. We all know they don't want me making the entree, unless you really like Thanksgiving lasagna. (And my family is pretty traditional!) So I will leave the main dishes to Mama, the aunties, and Grandma.
I also don't Black Friday shop. My reasoning for this is three-fold. 1) I am not really a huge crowds of people person, and humanity tends to disappoint me as they fight over bicycles. I refuse to shank someone over a sale item. 2) I'm not sure how I feel about so many stores opening on Thanksgiving. What about the workers and their families? When it was 5 AM on Friday that was early enough. Then it was midnight. Now some stores are opening at 8 PM on Thanksgiving. It just seems wrong. And 3) I don't shop for that many people, and there's little that I would actually need to get. Plus, most of the things I would actually need, I will probably order off of Amazon. (I'm a Prime customer, so I can get it in two days without having to fight anyone, even if I am ordering a gross of kazoos and 300 glow sticks like I did last week for the school Christmas program.) It's very possible that I will spend Black Friday cleaning out the attic at my parents. Riveting, right?
What plans do you have for Thanksgiving? Are you a Black Friday shopper? Are you just looking forward to having a little downtime? Tell me all about it in the comments!