As my husband munches on a bowl of Cheerios, I find food kind of repulsive. He’s actually going to do some Black Friday shopping at The Home Depot. Brave man….I haven’t shopped Black Friday since my one and only rookie experience I call the Furby Debacle. Let’s just say my sister and I proved our rookiness and gullibility within the first minute of entering the store.
In fact, I’m one of those annoying people who have already completed my Christmas shopping. I bought sales with people in mind. All I have to do is finish my ornaments and decorate the tree. I’m afraid my expectations were a bit high so we will be using some handmade ornaments along with the ornaments we already have. Before you do any eye rolling, this is an anomaly for me.
Yesterday was full of beautiful things—-once the vampires woke up and came over. In fact, we had to keep some stuff warming for a while. The real reason we were delayed was that our oldest son was making a casserole and it took him longer than he expected.
The day was full of football and eating. Thankfully I love football, however only one game was worth watching. The others were quite the snoozers.
At the end of the evening we played a new board game that our oldest brought. Our daughter hooked up with Google Chat and we had her at the table with us. It was the next best thing to having her here. She was the head of the table. The game we played? I finally figured out the rules after our youngest won the game. Let’s just say that easy math, strategy, and keeping track of what other players are doing are not skills I can boast.
The best thing? Our oldest spent the night. We actually saw midnight, which hasn’t happened for a very long time—well, for my husband. As a former sufferer of insomnia, every hour of the day was an experience. (Yes insomniacs, you can overcome without medication–it takes practice and patience with yourself, along with good sleep hygiene)
I hope my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving and have some great recipes for your leftovers. For you Black Friday shoppers…..good luck!