Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday

The Christmas season has come to mean the period when the public plays Santa Claus to the merchants. ~John Andrew Holmes

So the turkey hadn't even been digested and people were camped outside stores. I did the Black Friday thing twice about ten years ago and I hated it. Well I loved the sale prices but the elbows, shoving and tons of people freaked me out. I hate crowds and noise. I think as I have gotten older I would rather spend the extra money and go when it is quieter. Grabbing and shoving don't bring Christmas to mind. There are times when I am shopping and see behavior like that and I can laugh at them like watching gerbils in a habitrail, but most times I just want to run out of the store.

So today I had planned on taking #2 son to wrestling practice and coming home. However my mother had other plans for me. She figures why should two of us venture out when I will already be out of town and so is sending me shopping. Thankfully it is only to a mom and pop pharmacy and grocery store and not a big retail store.

We had a great Thanksgiving as we have much to be thankful for. Wednesday we had all the pies and casseroles done so yesterday was a breeze. The whole week has been pretty much carefree, so much so that I have been able to finish some fibery things.

On Monday I had picked up a wool sweater at the trift store. I ripped it apart and washed it that night. Tuesday I plied it and knit myself a quick pair of Holiday Mitts . #2 daughter wore them to school on Wednesday as she didn't understand the "made myself part"! Yesterday I made her a pair of Lacy fingerless mitts.
My cousin and his wife went to visit my brother for Thanksgiving and left me with their chores....yeah like aplaca sitting could be a chore! Think she would notice if they were bald when she returned?

Tonight we take the broilers to the butcher. Tomorrow after another wrestling practice we pick the birds up. Sunday we work on the house and Monday the man took off to go to court for the accident. Keep your fingers crossed!
To those braving the crowds today, I hope you arrive home scratch and bruise free.


cyndy said...

Your knitting speed amazes me...not one, but two pair of mitts!!

Looks like you had fun being a paca momma ;-)

SIS said...

I think she would notice and besides, you don't want them to spend a cold winter. I love the bottom photo--he looks like a cutey with a bad hair day. I've had some like that.

Wish, wish, wish I could have been home for turkey. Mom says leftovers are all gone. I wish I had some but even if they had been offered, it may not have gotten eaten if you know what I mean. It was more tolerable then some previous dinners there but still tough. I do think I am going to insist on cooking for Christmas dinner so we all feel better afterward.