Well here I am recovering from T Day. I actually have sore muscles. It was the aerobic vacuuming and clearing out of my son’s old room for my daughter and significant other the day before T Day that started everything. I often need a deadline to get motivated in the housework department. As you can see, I let myself get dangerously close to the deadline to begin.
The futon couch is in my son’s old bedroom and it really was the best sleeping accommodation available for my guests. So there I was the day before T Day clearing boxes out of that room. It has become a partial storage room. Since my kids moved out our stuff has spread out around the house. So I am feeling it today.
The dinner was a success. One of my criteria for success is that my turkey is not dry. Check that one off the list. My husband made some good homemade cranberry sauce. My daughter made the mashed potatoes, fresh roasted green beans and a nice kale with pear and goat cheese salad. My stuffing was good as well. The decision was made to forgo making a sweet potato casserole this year. I don’t think anyone missed it. We had enough food.
The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally the start of the holiday season in America. People will start putting up there Christmas decorations and outdoor Christmas lights on their houses. It is traditionally the start of the Christmas shopping season as well.
The day after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday by retailers and has become the busiest sales day in the year. Black Friday refers to the hope the retailers have for making enough sales to put them into the black ink. Or to show a profit and not a loss in their accounts. Recently holiday shopping has begun even earlier. Some stores are opening late afternoon on Thanksgiving day and a few stores are open during the day. It is all an attempt to attract even more holiday shoppers.
You will definitely not find me at the mall today for any Black Friday sales. The idea of crowds of people and long lines at the check out is a major turn off. I am not into mega gift shopping at any rate. I can not afford to be buying gifts for a lot of people. I will buy a few gifts for a few close family members.
Plans for quiet visits with family today and leftovers.
|Nano Poblano| just chillin’ today.