Thanksgiving and Holiday prep, an a confession about shopping
The North American holiday, Thanksgiving is just around the corner (for those of us in the United States). If you follow many foodie blogs that are U.S. based, I’m sure you’re already very aware of this.
We are talking turkey, getting very verbal about veggies, posting a plethora of pies.
Oh, that was silly. I’ll stop now.
Suffice it to say that check lists are being made. Frozen and fresh turkeys are being pursued. Cranberries are in high demand. Pumpkin and Pecan are kings in pie land.
Thanksgiving is about family, food, thankfulness, food, football, food, naps, and food.
Did I mention food?
A few lovelies to check out for Thanksgiving food ideas……
The other things Thanksgiving means is, shopping. Black Friday* is Big here.
*Black Friday = the day after Thanksgiving sales.
Black Friday means I need to be done or mostly done Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving. Yes, you read that right.
I plan to be mostly done shopping before Thanksgiving.
In years past, I have trudged out into the pre-dawn world of Black Friday shopping. I have shopped for hours, returned home with my trunk full and my body exhausted from lack of sleep.
I’ve gotten some great deals, but I’ve been a real B-itch to live with for a day or two afterwards. Family time be darned, I’m getting a good deal. It was almost an addiction. Must get the good deal, must…..
Last year, after talking to my husband, I shopped before Thanksgiving. We spent a lovely Friday together as a family, decorated our Christmas tree and wrapped presents.
So, while I am prepping for Thanksgiving, I am also out doing my Christmas shopping.
Getting things purchased or at least outlined, so I’ll be able to spend Friday with my family not fighting for bobbles in a store at 4 A.M.
So, while I will miss the deals of early morning shopping on Black Friday, I’ll be a nicer wife and Mommy by opting out.
When do you start your Christmas prep?
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