Thanksgiving recap.

Monday, November 29, 2010

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.

1 comment:

Beth said...

I love Black Friday as I always get good deals, but I avoid Walmart like the plague. :D Mom and I did get in line at TRU at 10pm on Thursday night then head home to grab three hours of sleep, hit Starbucks at 4am and then shop for the next 6 hours. It was great and the deals were amazing. :D I think your friend kelly and I might be cut from the same cloth.
Happy Monday!!

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