Tuesday, October 6, 2020 / by Vanessa Saunders
By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
The 2020 family feast-day holidays are upon us. Like the rest of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic will make our celebrations look and feel different. The CDC says, "When planning to host a holiday celebration, you should assess current COVID-19 levels in your community to determine whether to postpone, cancel, or limit the number of attendees." So how can you celebrate and still observe CDC recommendations for safe holidays? Here's what they suggest for a low-risk Thanksgiving.
Having a Covie-19-safe safe Thanksgiving.
Possibly the most popular of feast days, Thanksgiving presents the most pandemically dangerous traditions we celebrate. Family dinners, hugs, laughter and togetherness all put celebrants at risk. The CDC recommends we observe using the lowest risk activities possible. They offer the following suggestions:
Have a small dinner with the people in your household.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 / by Vanessa Saunders
It's not just REALTORS® and retailers who are busy on "Black Friday." Veterinarians get more emergency calls on the day after Thanksgiving from dog owners than any other day of the year. The cause?
Yup. Dogs can get pancreatitis from eating foods too rich in fat that they aren't used to. Like turkey skin. Dark turkey meat. Dressing. Pan drippings. All those things that Uncle Elmer slips your dog under the table or after the meal. All those things that make our Thanksgiving feast a feast.
High-fat foods irritate a dog's pancreas, which is an essential organ in the digestive tract and it becomes inflamed. The inflammation disrupts the natural flow of enzymes secreted by the pancreas, resulting in an interruption in the normal digestion of food. The longer pancreatitis goes untreated, the worse the effects. If caught early, this disease can be treated with little long-term damage. However, if left untreated, the result can be fatal.
If you are hosting Thank. ...