Holiday Traditions

by Chelsey Zumpano

In my family we don’t have many holiday traditions, but what we do have is pretty great. For Halloween we don’t do much, except dress up and hand out candy, but the last few years we go watch a zombie flash mob. For Thanks Giving we just have family over and eat lots of food, but when we were younger, (at our old house), we took out the go cart and dirt bike. Which was my favorite thing to do because I could drive it myself! We drove in a field across from our house. It was awesome and I miss it! If they hadn’t built houses there we might still have my go cart.

On Christmas Eve we spend it with my Aunt and cousins on my dad’s side. For Christmas we do a secret Santa, (excet no one is good at keeping a secret), and it’s just between the adults. It’s cool trying to figure out who everyone has. For Easter we use to take the quad out, but we sold it because that was the only time we used it and got the boat instead. So I don’t know what we are doing this year. Maybe someone will make my bug into a baja bug, (hint, hint), and we can take it out next year.

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Preparing For Thanks Giving and Some Blind Shopping Tips

by Chelsey Zumpano

Thanks Giving is tomorrow and so I have a few things to prepare. I have to figure out what dessert I’m making. I used my Amazon Alexa to tell me a crackle cookie recipe. I also found a simple chocolate pie recipe. All I have to do is get a graham cracker crust, (already made) and some chocolate pudding that I have to whisk together. I don’t even have to bake it. Then I’m going to help make mash potatos.

Some tips for when your feeling overwhelmed with people.

1 Wait in a quiet room until everyone else gets there.

2 Eat in a room with less people.

3 Enjoy yourself and have things to help calm yourself down.

here are some tips for you brave souls going out on Black Friday.

1 Take pictures of the things you are looking for and save them in your notes with what the thing is written above it.

2 Take a friend with you, it works best if they are tall so they can reach over heads to grab things.

3 Don’t be afraid to use your cane to make people move out of your way!

4 Bring a backpack to put all your items in.

5 Have your wallet already out as your in line to pay.

6 You can also ask Alexa for shopping deals and just have them delivered to you.

7 You can also look on Cyber Monday, which is on the Monday after Thanks Giving. This is only online and so you can shop from home.

Let me know what your plans are for Thanks Giving in the comments.

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