Oh, and apparently, we love to shop. ON the Holiday!!! Yikes.
I have never gone shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. EVER. Needless to say, there is no way I will be jumping up at four tomorrow afternoon so that I can head to the mall. UGH!
I fondly remember holiday dinners at my grandparent's home. My Aunt Lillian, who was also my cousin (she and my mother married brothers), was known for taking a long nap after dinner. No way was she ever going to shop or do much else after eating. She was very outspoken and I can just imagine her comments about the state of our holiday now. As the hostess for dinner, I would be very offended if folks showed up to eat and then ran off to shop. Better they should just go to McDonald's for dinner.
I have much to be grateful for including the fact that this is not my fence:
We had a huge windstorm on Monday. I walked into my kitchen around four in the afternoon and did a double take. The neighbor's fence just blew over in the wind. One of the reason I have a shadow box fence instead of a solid one is that mine allows passage of the wind. I sure hope this gets fixed before the deer see my open yard as a buffet table.
So, I am off to the store for a quick errand and then I will come home and make my pumpkin pie. The turkey is brining and the salmon is pickling and all is in readiness for our feast. My mouth is watering already. Have a very happy day with family and friends if you are celebrating.