Wow. Coming back to work after 5 days off is no bueno.
But, I did have a great Thanksgiving! I was pretty much worn out by Wednesday evening because I got up early and cooked all of my dishes, so I wouldn't have to bother with them on Thursday. Personally, I think it was brilliant.
I had a lot to cook, so I had to get started early. 4 pumpkins pies, pumpkin bread, corn casserole, sweet potatoes, broccoli casserole, stuffing, and prepped a turkey (for cooking on Thursday, of course). It was yummy, if I do so say myself.
On Thursday morning, I went with the police wives auxiliary to a local children's home to serve Thanksgiving lunch to the kids. I have to say, if they hadn't told us we couldn't take the kids home, I would have definitely added this cute little black baby to my family. He was so adorable and so smiley!! I fed him stuffing (because that's all he would eat) and then cleaned the remnants of what he had tried to feed himself out of his hair. It was a great start to Thanksgiving day.
After the children's home, we headed to Joey's moms. Joey's grandma was in the hospital, so it was a small Thanksgiving. We missed Memaw and Pepaw, but needed Memaw to get better, for sure!
Around 2:30, the kids and I headed over to my parents. Joey had to work, but I had to be at my parents in time for the game. It was a good game, overall, but I'm disappointed that we lost. If Roy Williams hadn't fumbled that ball, and if we would have gone for the field goal instead of punting, I think we would have won. But... shoulda, coulda, woulda, right?
Of course I had another dinner at my parents. I'm nothing if not willing to eat. Any time, any place.
Then, I did something I swear on my life I will never do again... Black Friday Shopping. I've only done it once before, but this time, it was just all sorts of wrong. At least last time I got some sleep before braving the crowds. This time I went with my psycho friend, Kelly, (and I say that with all the love in my heart) who had everything all mapped out and told me we needed to be at Wal-Mart at 9pm. Yes, that's 9pm on Thursday, for sales that did not start until 5am on Friday. I trusted her, against my better judgment.
Although I was not a happy camper while I was standing in line for 7 hours straight, I did end up with my intended purchases and saved $100 in the process. Thanks, Kel!
Then I promptly drove home (while trying to keep it between the lines), crawled into bed, and slept for 4 hours. I should have slept for 8 hours, but 4 was all I could manage. No worries though, because I went to bed at 8 on Friday night and didn't move until 11:30 on Saturday morning.
It was glorious.
How about you? Did you all have a good Thanksgiving? Did any of you brave the Black Friday madness?
PS - I would have loved to add the few pictures that I have from the holiday, but my phone is not cooperating and will not send me the pics.