Malaysian fishing cat, with a receipt, caption 'Im altering ur budget' You should never let the domestic animals make budget decisions, no matter how cute they are.

The get-together Sunday didn’t happen—too many people canceled. Well, sometimes these things happen. We’re shooting for sometime in December now, we hope before the big Christmas-type celebration that usually happens. In past years, we’ve all gone to someone’s house, everyone’s cooked something, and we’ve exchanged presents. This was called “thanksmas”. That may not happen this year. We may forgo the gift exchange and all go out to a nice restaurant instead, for “thanksdinnermas”. We did that every year in Lansing, and it worked well. The other option is “thanksvegasmas”, where we all carpool to Vegas for a long weekend. That won’t save anyone any money, but it could be a good time.