I don't know about you all, but I'm beat. Thank goodness I don't have to work today. This is actually the last official Black Friday I have at work as a holiday. Next year its changing, so I'll either be working, or using vacation. I know a lot of people do have to work today, especially those working in retail. I remember DB having to leave for work at 3AM with the flu when he was at Best Buy. Just wasn't worth the money they were paying him.
To all of you out there working today - bless your heart. I'd give each of you a homemade cookie if I could, not that it would help, but its the best I can do aside from staying home and not adding to the retail madness. A small consolation and a sugar high.
There's something about Thanksgiving that drains my energy reserves. Maybe it's spending all day with my family. Emotional overload there. Maybe its the hours of scuttling around the kitchen for a twenty minute feeding free for all. Or the mountain of dishes that come after it. Or the five to six thousand calories the average person consumes on Thanksgiving. You can blame it on triptophan if you want, but I think it has more to do with eating four days worth of food in a few short hours.
I just know that after all that, the last thing I want to do is get up at 3AM to stand in the cold and dark to go shopping. If I want something that badly, I'm going to order it on Amazon and have it shipped to my house. A lot of people also go to the movies. Seems a shame to pay for a movie just to fall asleep halfway through.
How are you spending your post-Thanksgiving weekend?
P.S. Don't forget that next week we kick off a whole week of fabulous guest bloggers starting Monday with Debra Webb!