Delray Beach- Thanksgiving Weekend

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Delray Beach- Thanksgiving Weekend

We have had absolutely gorgeous Thanksgiving week weather. Earlier in the week, we had some cool (for us) mornings but that didn’t last long.

The beaches have been full and Atlantic Avenue bustling with visitors and students home from school.

 

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The Turkey Trot was held last Saturday and it was well attended.  Not only that, some managed to trot and get dressed up!

 

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. William Arthur Ward

 

 

We watched plenty of college hoops as well as college football and a few NFL games.   When I was a child, I couldn’t wait to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but it’s lost its appeal to me lately.  It seems a bit over-commercialized.  

 

 

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. Erma Bombeck

 

 

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If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share. W. Clement Stone

 

 

I did not even consider setting foot inside a store on Black Friday, nor have I taken advantage of any online deals.  Of course, there’s always Cyber Monday!  

When I was in the Godiva store earlier this week, they said that because of their lease agreement, they would open Thanksgiving evening at 6 PM and stay open until 1 AM, and then reopen Friday early.

What about you?  Did you hit the stores on Friday?

 

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Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts. Henri Frederic Amiel

 

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The crunch is on now and the holidays are just a hop, skip and a jump around the corner.  It’s time to finish your holiday shopping, and yes, I know many of you have long since completed this task!

If you’re waiting to get in the mood to do your holiday shopping, I have a suggestion:

Start your shopping, immerse yourself in Christmas music, garland, and Santa Clauses and Snowmen. This will get you in the mood!

 

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Have a fun and wonderful weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

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Bill Roberts
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Are you kidding Kathy Streib I don't like to go into shops on the best of days. Black Friday - N E V E R!!!

AND i THOUGHT THAT HALF-TIME WAS 15 MINUTES.

I missed the Detroit game but got to watch the Dallas game. Traditions are important.

And now it is the Christmas season with Christmas music wall-to-wall 24/7.

Go buy your tree (and then tell us about it).

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Am I the first to wish you this?

Bill Roberts

Nov 26, 2016 06:37 AM #10
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kathy,

Traditions are important as is family time.  We had such a great time with family this Thursday, no phones, no TV's.  Lots of laughs and stories.  A

Nov 26, 2016 07:05 AM #11
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I am envious of your weather, although we had 40s here so that is pretty good!

Nov 26, 2016 07:27 AM #12
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Donald Urschalitz
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We have so much to be thanful for and where we live. Enjoy another South Florida weekend.

Nov 26, 2016 07:32 AM #13
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Kathy ---- no shopping for me(online or in person) although I did drive by some malls/shopping centers over the last two days and saw plenty of cars.  

Nov 26, 2016 07:41 AM #14
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Grant Schneider
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Good Morning Kathy - I thought of you during the last few days.  I spent Thanksgiving with my sister in Port St. Lucie.  Maybe next time I have more time for coffee.

Nov 26, 2016 08:02 AM #15
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Kathy Streib - I love your Thanksgiving weekend reflections and totally agree with not stepping into a store on Black Friday - ME EITHER!  And, I love Erma Bombeck's halftime analogy - so true!

Nov 26, 2016 11:23 AM #16
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Patricia Feager
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Hi, Kathy Streib - I am thankful for the nice weather here in Texas too.

You gotta love Erma Bombeck - that quote is so funny!!!

Nov 26, 2016 12:41 PM #17
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Kathy

The people out and about enjoying the Thanksgiving weekend in Delray Beach Florida.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 26, 2016 12:53 PM #18
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Kathy - Mary is playing Christmas music today, so I know we've made the big shift to Christmas mode - I guess I'd better get my butt in gear and start thinking about planning to get ready to prepare to make a list of things to do - maybe I'll start tomorrow or Monday, or sometime next week for sure.

Nov 26, 2016 12:55 PM #19
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Thank you Gita Bantwal 

I'll do Cyber Monday! James Dray 

Lise Howe I totally hear you!  I had to weed through the same this morning. 

 

Nov 26, 2016 04:46 PM #20
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Hi Dorie- that would definitely get me in the spirit. 

Wayne Martin I like days like that. 

Brian England I like to visit colder places but only when it's warm. 

Nov 26, 2016 05:10 PM #21
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Scott Godzyk - you owe it to yourself to take a break. 

Joe Pryor the weather here is the best it's been in a long time!!!!  

Myrl Jeffcoat Thank you for the feature in your group. You know, I forget that in other areas, people are wearing sweaters. 

 

Nov 26, 2016 05:13 PM #22
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Bill Roberts you are the first.  My tradition is to go into a store on Christmas Eve.  I love the hustle and bustle.  

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I totally agree!  We had another fun dinner with our extended family this afternoon (more food!) and it was so much fun. 

Nov 26, 2016 05:16 PM #23
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® 40 as a high???!!! 

Donald Urschalitz This is when you really appreciate our weather.  

Michael Jacobs I love to shop but this is my football weekend. 

Grant Schneider I understand!  When we do our road trips, it's hard to fit in some AR Meetup time.  But... if you have time the next time you're here, coffee's on me!!!!

Nov 26, 2016 05:21 PM #24
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Thank you Debe Maxwell I grew up in a football-watching family so it was nothing to have 3 sets on at the same time on Thanksgiving. There's been so much to watch. 

Patricia Feager Don't you miss her. 

Nov 26, 2016 05:24 PM #25
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Lou Ludwig We went by Atlantic Ave this morning but avoided it later.  

Dick Greenberg I'm a sucker for those Christmas movies on television.  They just make me feel good.  I used to start planning everything earlier but Amazon has spoiled me for that. 

Nov 26, 2016 05:26 PM #26
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Debe Maxwell it would be hard to live in a town or area without football. 

Nov 26, 2016 06:25 PM #27
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Sharon Tara
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No stores for me on Friday. No thank you. I did the Black Friday thing only once...many many years ago. Got nothing and found it a big waste of valuable sleeping time!

Nov 27, 2016 04:48 PM #28
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Kathy like you I always looked forward to the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, it has been quite a few years since I turned the TV on for that same reason...Endre

Nov 27, 2016 07:01 PM #29
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