How, exactly, did Thanksgiving Day merely become the “Day Before Black Friday” (otherwise known as “Black Friday Eve”)?
Some people will be out shopping before even starting their Thanksgiving dinner! And, of course, there are those who have already done some pre-Black Friday shopping on-line (hangs head in shame).
Be that as it may. It is COLD here today, and I intend to spend the day in my nice warm sweats, playing videogames (and writing posts), and eventually sharing a non-traditional Thanksgiving meal with my husband. Our grown children all had other plans, so we decided to forego the whole turkey fiasco and enjoy a nice ravioli dinner instead. Easy, less cleanup, and since we seldom make entire dinners of any kind and never have Italian, it will be a treat for us.
That’s probably #1 on my list of Things To Be Thankful For Today – the ability to do what I want without worrying about others judging me. Here is a short list of other things I’m thankful for, in no particular order:
♦ Drivers who use turn signals – You know who you are, and I truly appreciate your courtesy to the rest of us. They are very, very few of you left.
♦ Microwaves – Without them, I’d probably starve to death. No way am I washing dozens of dishes, pots and pans every night.
♦ Shopping carts that work – This got added yesterday after an entire grocery shopping trip spent fighting a cart with one stuck wheel. We’ve all been there, done that, and I don’t know about anyone else, but on the occasions I get a cart that actually rolls, I definitely find myself giving thanks.
♦ Winter days when it doesn’t snow – This is Buffalo, New York, people: snow is our life in winter. Although I hear that Syracuse got more snow than we did over the last few days. I hope it stays there.
♦ My newly repaired camera – Gotta love that zoom lens! And the “moon” setting! (And the fact that the moon doesn’t move, unlike those pesky birds I’ve been trying to photograph.)
♦ My favorite wine store – For making the holidays (well, actually, EVERY day) more cheerful.
♦ Having turned into my mother – Yes, you read that right. My mom was a great woman, who raised good kids who became responsible adults, and I’m proud to have followed in her footsteps. Also, she taught me the love of wine – in moderation of course.
♦ Socks – How else can you keep your feet warm? I buy them extra large and thick, for cold winter nights.
♦ Puppy Cody – Even when she eats my socks.
Probably, I could go on and on, but I know you all want to get to your Thanksgiving Day activities (and pre-Black Friday shopping!).
Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!
Stay safe and warm, wherever you are.
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