I’ve got seventeen around my table for Thanksgiving and I’m feeling (weirdly) calm. Maybe it was the chair massage I treated myself to (see below), or the fact that my daughter is already home for the holiday and that makes everything in the world A-OK. Or it could be we’ve finally got it down to a science. Divide and conquer: my husband does the turkey, stuffing, and ridiculously delicious gravy, and I make all the sides. And it’s also because I know family and good friends don’t care if I ironed the tablecloth or polished the silver (I didn’t). We’re just happy to be together on my favorite holiday of the year and we are thankful for that. Enjoy this list of holiday things to do, plus our annual round-up of the best Black Friday/Small Biz Saturday local deals. Happy Thanksgiving, Erica To read the entire newsletter, click here.