Thanksgiving Weekend Estimate

It’s the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, which means it’s time to estimate how much we’re going to spend over the long weekend — and this weekend includes not only Thanksgiving, but also Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, so there could be a lot of spending.

My parents and I are going to spend Thanksgiving at the nursing home, but we’ll also be doing a turkey dinner on Saturday, to which I am contributing bread and cranberry dressing. I already spent $7.78 on cranberries, apples, an orange, and spices (because I am making this dressing from scratch, wish me luck) and will spend another $5 or so on a loaf of bread from a local bakery on Small Business Saturday.

I’ll probably spend $20 on a Lyft/Uber to my parents’ house on Saturday, and then they’ll drive me back so they can see my solid gold-colored Christmas tree (which is scheduled to arrive on Friday). I mean, not to predict what they’ll do or anything, but that’s probably what will happen.

Besides that, um… oh, right! I scheduled a massage for Sunday, and it usually costs $60 with tip but I get $15 off because it’s my birthday month, so… $45ish.

Total estimate: $70.

How about you?

Photo credit: Didriks, CC BY 2.0.

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