Sooooo maybe because the sun has been shinning forever . . . maybe because it feels like football JUST started (well, the Broncos just started – LOL) . . . maybe because I’m in denial . . . it just CANNOT be Thanksgiving next week!!!! NO WAY!!! My daughter keeps asking me to give her my Christmas list . . . she’s starting to sound like she’s my mom . . hellooooo Christmas list?
Her and I have been doing the whole Black Friday thing for years . . . getting up at 4:30am . . . getting our Starbucks . . . then getting to stand in line . . . soooo F.U.N.!! LOL . . . It’s “our” thing. It’s what we do. That’s what family is about, having traditions, things you do because it’s all about the adventure and making a memory. Life is all about making memories and sometimes they become traditions. Every family has their “thing”. We have other “things” like strawberry waffles for Christmas breakfast, putting the manger out but not putting baby Jesus in until Christmas morning, and Santa alwaysssss brings a new movie and a game for the family. It’s true, Santa didn’t bring the “big” stuff to our house, after I was divorced I said “Ohhhhh heck, No! The big guy in the red suit is NOT getting credit for this stuff – MOM did it”!!! Yes a little selfish, but what can I say.
So, back to the Black Friday thing . . . I have to say I’m a little disappointed in some of the big retailers . . . now they’re opening on Thanksgiving??? It kinda takes away the drama of the whole 4:30am gig . . . now we’re going out Thanksgiving night and still getting up early on Friday (not 4:30am early). Christmas shopping will pretty much be done by 11:00am and then we’ll get to take a nap . . . ahhhhhh. This year . . . the good news is my hair is finally long enough to put in a pony and I can wear a ball cap!! Yes, it is the little things in life that make me happy (and they say women are hard to please??? huuuuhhhh nooooo!)