Friday, November 23, 2007

Must we...

...rush right into post-Thanksgiving-frenzy mode? I just saw the news and CNN showed people lining up at 4am to get a "jump" on holiday shopping. 4 am?! Isn't anyone digesting pie? Dreaming of leftovers? Smiling in their sleep over the silly joke Uncle So-and-so told at the Thanksgiving dinner table?

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. I smiled when I saw Kathy's comment about a progressive dinner. Wouldn't that be too much fun? I'd love the chance to meet the other Larks in person. Maybe someday. :)

Here we had a very quiet, peaceful holiday. It wasn't at all what we'd planned but health issues and weather forecasts altered our plans. We adapted well. We enjoyed the quieter, slower pace of the day. Watched the Macy's parade, cooked while we giggled over silly things, then danced in the kitchen while we waited for the apple pie crust to turn the perfect shade of brown. Until the wee hours we watched scary movies, hands clasped tightly while we huddled before a roaring fire. Yes, we had a lovely Thanksgiving. We have many blessings to count and so much to be thankful for. Mostly, I'm thankful to be able to spend my days and nights with such a wonderful man. I am a very lucky woman.

I can assure you that I'm much too mellow today to even contemplate getting a "jump" on holiday shopping! If you're braver than I am and are in a mall with the other early birds, I commend you and wish you well. I hope you get the best bargain of the day! But if you're like me, staying home and basking in the afterglow of a quieter holiday, I want to remind you that apple pie tastes just as yummy the second time around and cranberries go great on crepes!

Whatever your pleasure, I hope you enjoy the day. :)


Debbie Wallace said...

I went out today only because I had to take Gin Gin in for her last shots. There's no way I'm going shopping! In fact, I'm doing most of my shopping on line this year.

Kathleen said...

I enjoyed the parade yesterday too. Nice one. Enjoy all those yummy leftovers. Hope Gin Gin is doing okay.

margaret blake said...

Lovely view of life at Sarita's. Sounds delightful.

Hate shopping, will avoid it till the last moment - unless of course I am shopping for clothes for me. Appears a bit selfish? Tough.

I echo Kathy and hope that Gin Gin is feeling great.


Sarita Leone said...

Hugs to Gin Gin. Hope she feels all right! :)

Debbie Wallace said...

Gin Gin is fine, she's a bad influence though. Woofy is now getting into as much trouble as she does:) I thought as the older cat he'd set an example but he follows her around like a little puppy.

Margaret, I'm like you in that respect. Hate shopping!