JNW’s color this week is PINE, and I so I thought I would share some green with a holiday feel.
Part 1: Green food photos:
Black Friday Memory
TC Conner tagged me for “holiday touring” (HERE) -So to answer his questions about Groundhog day, first, we do not do anything on that holiday and second, we have never had groundhogs in the garden (thankfully).
To answer his third question: If you could live one day over and over again, what day would you choose, and why?
Well TC, after thinking about that question, I came up with a handful of days – It was fun to think about (and I also recalled some days I would never ever want to live over again).
Anyhow, the day I would not mind living over again would be this fun “Black Friday” shopping day with my mom and my sis back in 2000. (Side note, I hate shopping on Black Friday, because as much as I like a good deal – it is not worth it to fight such crowds.)
We had just moved to the east coast and so venturing out to spend all day shopping with my mom and lil’ sis was more about together time. So with our small clutches and comfy shoes, we met at the crack of dawn to “do this thing.” We bought gift sets and clothes (notice the red vests in photo below) and my sister crossed off a big ol’ list of things to get. Some stores gave out a gift as we entered, and one store gave out chocolate bars (not bad quality either) with coupons inside the wrappers – and two of ours had 50% off any item. There was an excitement and buzz in the air that seemed pleasant and fun. We went to the mall, hit up a warehouse store, and snacked along the way. I still have some things I bought that day – like the wooden blocks that make a marble run, and a porcelain soap dish that came in a gift pack.
We ended the day with dinner out together while chit chatting about this and that. I then drove home with my goodies and they headed back to their town to unload there. Falling in the door that night – the hubs and boys were fast asleep – and in hindsight I see that it was one of those days I would gladly live again.
When my youngest son asked to go Black Friday shopping this year, we took him to a few stores mid-morning, but there was not much going on! I think it is because nowadays Black Friday shopping starts the night before – or at 3 a.m. -and so there was a lackluster feel with no fun buzz. My son did buy his girlfriend a heart necklace (and we found two books for my step-daughter), but we quickly headed back home to enjoy turkey leftovers. It was nothing like the Black Friday in 2000 with my mom and my sis…
If you have some time to check out a few other Black Friday reads, Sherri Matthews mentioned the ubiquitous cheap televisions that people stampede to buy (HERE- http://sherrimatthewsblog.com/2014/12/01/a-merciful-interview-bite-size-memoir/), Sir Spaniard CP wrote a cool little poem about Black Friday (HERE), and Jill Carattini wrote a faith based post about “Enough” (HERE).
Lastly, it is not a Black Friday special, but doggie owners might want to peek at Terrierman’s post about Home Depot’s current “deal of the week” on dog food (HERE).
Thanks for reading/skimming – have a great day. 🙂