November is here!
This is my favorite time of year! We're in the thick of the holiday season now. Time to hunker down and cozy up our homes for the cold winter ahead. Stock the pantry, plan for the holidays, get those all-important flu shots, schedule your holiday photos and celebrate with your loved ones! This is the month of remembrance - whether it be for Veterans Day or Thanksgiving, this is the month that we focus on all that we have to grateful for...
Do: Take in a Veterans Day (Remembrance Day) Parade with your family.
Why?: You're showing your support for those that have served and given the ultimate sacrifice.
Go: Remember to go and vote on election day!
Why?: It's your patriotic duty and your say in the political process.
Get: Supplies for Thanksgiving dinner.
Why?: So you're not scrambling two days before only to realize the frozen turkey you just bought won't be thawed in time! Make a list of all of the things you're planning to serve and start picking them up. If you plan to get a fresh turkey, check with your local supplier soon before they have too many orders to fill. If you're planning on buying a frozen one, allow enough time for thawing before you purchase. Now is a great time to restock your pantry of spices that you'll need not only for Thanksgiving but for the Christmas season ahead.
Help: Donate to your local foodbank
Why?: This is a hard time of year for so many familes - now more than ever given the recession. Food banks have been inundated with requests and many needy families are relying on the food banks for basic necessities, let alone holiday supplies.
Watch: The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Why?: It's an annual Thanksgiving tradition! It's the perfect time to sit back with the newpaper and plan out what Black Friday sales you plan to hit the next day, or something to do to pass the time while the turkey's cooking.
Green it: Mulch the fallen leaves in your yard or toss them in your veggie garden.
Why?: They protect your lawn from the harsh elements act as a compost returning nutrients to the soil.
Wishing you all a memorable and joyful November!