Saturday, November 26, 2011

Sitting This One Out

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I did. I felt very blessed to be able to spend another year with my husband, kids, parents and sister's family. I only wish I had felt better. I didn't even go for seconds of my mom's dressing, play one game, or take even one picture the entire time. Pardon my language by pneumonia sucks! Pneumonia is for the birds!

For the past umpteen years John and I have had a tradition of going out early on Black Friday and picking up some things for the kids. On Thanksgiving night, as everyone sits around in a near comatose state from all the turkey and dressing, we go through the sale circulars marking wanted items and discussing strategy. I probably don't have to tell any of you it helps to go with a partner.

More than anything, though, it has always been just a fun time for the two of us being together, laughing at all the other insane people out at 3 o'clock in the morning in line for $4 mixers, etc. and enjoying breakfast at whatever Cracker Barrel happens to be close by when the mood to eat strikes.

Well, thanks to my abovementioned sickness, this was the first year in forever in which we didn't get to enjoy our Black Friday morning ritual. John made a quick run to Wal-mart at 10:00 on Thanksgiving night for a couple toys on a certain boy's wish and returned all frazzled. According to him, it seemed there were twice as many people out than what you'd typically find on BF mornings. He wasn't even able to find a buggy. Needless to say, after picking up two toys he got the heck out of Dodge and was back at my parents' house before they even started selling electronics. It's a good thing, too, or so we've been told, as apparently some were there intent on fighting that night. Can you imagine? Fighting. Over. Sheets. Of course, I guess it could have been worse. Someone could have pulled out the pepper spray.

Not wanting the entire day to pass me by, we did go out to eat (at CB, of course) late yesterday evening and stopped by Belk, Kohls, and Target. I was in each about ten minutes before alerting the whole store of the fact I was there via really loud, really annoying coughing fits and had to leave.

Our last stop of the night was to a liquor store and even that didn't pan out the way I had hoped. I'll fill you in later.

So, how was your Thanksgiving or Black Friday? Did you get to be with those you love and score some deals, too?

P.S. I'm going to hope everything is written correctly. If it's not...oh, well. I don't feel like proofreading.


Heather said...

I am so sorry you are not feeling well. Our house has been struck with the common cold, which isn't nearly as bad as pneumonia!

Farmchick said...

Thanksgiving was good, but I don't do Black Friday stuff. When I was in college I was a cashier in a department store. Black Friday was always horrible for the employees, so I've never been able to bring myself to shop on BF!