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Friday, November 27, 2009

Turkey Day & Black Friday

(For those who celebrate Thanksgiving and Shopping)

Thanksgiving has become one of my favorite holidays. During my childhood, it was basically torture, lots of boredom and uncomfortable family interactions. But now that I'm an adult, and we do Thanksgiving with less pomp and more fun (the difficult family members do not attend), I really love this holiday. We laugh, we play, and we pig OUT.

Juicy and delicious organic turkey, yummy stuffing, sweet potato casserole, garlic mashed potatoes, and a killer spinach salad (so we can pretend we're being healthy.) And of course, pumpkin pie. I threatened to throw up several times, yet didn't stop eating. What a hog-a-thon! Add in goofy family, Wii and board games, hockey, football, and you've got a recipe for a fabulous family get-together.

Which brings us to the day after, Black Friday. The stores open early and close late, sales abound, and people go a little insane. Will I be shopping today? Over your dead and rotting corpse!! Shopping and I don't get along under the best of circumstances, let alone the craziness of the biggest shopping day of the year. No, thank you. I'll just stay home and eat turkey sandwiches. (Yeah, baby!)
Happy Holidays to all!
Peace and love,


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  3. Wow! Thank you so much, Fay!

    Michelle, our Turkey Day was a pretty good one too. Although I wished we could have found an organic turkey for the dinner. Macaroni & cheese, green beans, stuffing, deviled eggs, sweet potatoes w/marshmallows, potatoes au gratin, rolls, caramel pie and pumpkin pecan graced our family table this year. It was hectic, as me and mom are the only ones that handle the entire dinner from cooking, table setting, put away and clean up. Hubby had to work the next day so after cleaning up, we headed home. I did brave the madness of black friday for a few hours, and here in our small town, it wasn't bad at all. We got out about 8am, scooped up a couple of bargains that we had on our list, ate breakfast out, and got back home around 11am. I think we got there after the huge morning rush of the stores opening and before the afternoon bunch poured in. I don't do this every year, and can't say as I'll do it next year, but this year we were able to save quite a bit on some electronics on our daughter's Christmas list :)

  4. I hated Thanksgiving when I was a kid especially since I was such a picky eater but I really like it now :)

  5. Thank goodness we can change as we get older--thanks for the comment, Ladytink, and I hope you got over your food pickies. ;)

    Anna, congrats on the successful bargain hunts! Yay for determined shoppers! hehe