I stepped outside this morning and found a hard frost. That drives the dogs wild because their yard doesn't smell or look the same. Poor little Storm just looks at me, as if to say, "Why are you torturing me like this? Don't you know that grass is cold?"
Black Friday...you either love it or hate it. Me, I could care less since the best way to shop is online in my jammies. BUT, the Hubs loves it. We'll be married 11 years tomorrow and he attacks Black Friday like a strategic planner. He loves getting up early (as in 1-2 am) hitting the shops, bringing a load home, and heading out for more. I've always had a hot breakfast ready for him when he made his final return. In a way, it's rather like our own version of Santa and Mrs. Claus. (As I sit here, I'm even wearing my fuzzy red robe!)
This year, however, there is no Black Friday shopping frenzy. He started a new job at the Post Office this month, and he's working 14-hour days, 7 day a week. And the bulk of the packages and Christmas cards hasn't even hit yet! He went to bed last night a little dazed, muttering something about not being able to do any shopping today.
There's another 'first' in our home this year. It will be our first year that the Lad won't have a Christmas break. With his full time job in Charlotte, we're not sure what, if any, time he'll get off. So, my house will be empty and preparations for the holidays just don't feel the same. His Lady is going home for two weeks after finals, too, so he'll really be all alone as we get closer to Christmas. I can see I'll be making a few trips to Charlotte in December, just so we can be together.
Wishing you a very joyful start to your holiday season!
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Do you know what my favorite part of Black Friday shopping is? STAYING HOME! I am so thankful for being able to shop online. I can't stand fighting for parking and standing in crazy long lines. And seeing what a mess the stores are after the mob just makes me cringe. So, this holiday season, sit back and relax with your favorite beverage and cozy slippers, and give the gift of crafting. Or...maybe you want to snag some of these deals yourself! (I know I do!) And if there's anything at all that I can do for you, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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When your heart doesn't come home for the holiday, you travel to where your heart is.
This year, Thanksgiving isn't a frenzy of cooking and baking. The Lad has his first adult job and had to work Wednesday, and then again early Thursday morning. while we only live two hours apart, a four hour round trip just wasn't going to work out. So, what's a Momma to do? You gather the the rest of the family and go to him! So, instead of fighting the lines at the grocery and spending hours in the kitchen, we're in Charlotte and going out for Italian.
We'd all planned on coming down first thing Thanksgiving morning, but then, I got a text yesterday afternoon, "Do you want to come tonight? I'm not doing anything tonight." Of course I do! I threw some clothes in the car and hopped in the car to spend an evening with my son. We went out for Pad Thai and then just hung out out my hotel, visiting and looking at the lights of the shopping center below.
Family...whether you are gathered around grandma's table, bbq'ing, eating tamales, or eating lasagna. today is about being with those you love and counting your blessings.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
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