Black Friday: Madness or Calmness?

I used to shop on Black Friday on occasion, but at some point in my life I decided that there wasn’t anything I wanted so much that somebody might snatch it out of my hands during the madness. I decided to choose calmness.

Choosing calmness means that I didn’t have to get up at 3 in the morning to go shopping at 4 or 5. It also means that when the retailers decided to back it up to Thanksgiving night this year, I didn’t have to pull an all-nighter like I used to do when studying in college.

It means that I missed the man snatching the Hot Wheels thingy from a short lady’s hands and go skulking off with it. What kind of low-down loser does that?

It means that I missed seeing women scrapping with each other trying to get the object of their desire.

It means that I missed watching people rushing the pallets at 9:51 instead of waiting until 10:00 at Wally World like they were supposed to. And BTW, DH went there at lunch today, and there were still pallets full of the bargains. Go figure. I asked him why he didn’t buy it since it was there, and he said, “What do I need with that crap?” Wise, wise man.

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It means I missed the woman clearing the path for herself using pepper spray. You must be kidding me! Checkthisout

And then there are the drunks that I missed being tasered: Drunk Taser Story

Yep, I’m so sorry I missed all of  that.

I think I’ll choose calmness every year.


The Star of the Show

Another Thanksgiving is done. The turkey has been smoked and eaten. It was moist and divine. The green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, English peas, cranberry sauce, deviled eggs, and rolls are put away for yummy leftovers tomorrow.

Coma inducing pecan pie and pumpkin pie are expanding bellies.

But the star of the show was the dressing.

Oh my goodness. That right there is some eye-rolling awesomeness.

12 More Days of Thanks

Thanksgiving is upon us, so in no particular order, here are 12 more thanks from me.

1.  Thanks for books.

2.  Thanks for grandgirls.

3.  Thanks for Thanksgiving.

4.  Thanks for Christmas lists.

5.  Thanks for time off.

6.  Thanks for a peaceful heart.

7.  Thanks for coupons.

8.  Thanks for anticipation.

9.  Thanks for helpers on big meal days.

10. Thanks for safe travels.

11. Thanks for little girls losing teeth and growing new ones.

12. Thanks for innovators.

12 Days, 12 Thanks

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Twelve days of November have passed, so for this month in which we celebrate Thanksgiving, here are twelve thanks from me in no particular order.

  1. Thanks for my husband.
  2. Thanks for my family.
  3. Thanks for a good house and home.
  4. Thanks for electricity.
  5. Thanks for a job for both DH and me.
  6. Thanks for Alabama football.
  7. Thanks for FREEDOM.
  8. Thanks for perfect weather days.
  9. Thanks for Fall color.
  10. Thanks for coffee in the mornings.
  11. Thanks for good health.
  12. Thanks for the ability to take so many things for granted so much of the time.