Whew! What a nice long break from the internet. I needed it!
These past four days have been nice -- eating lots of Turkey, laying around with the hubby and Evie Bug and spending time with family!
I DID NOT go Black Friday shopping. I cannot fathom fighting the crowds, and the nut-jobs with out wanting to punch somebody in the face. I worked in retail for seven freaking years. That is SEVEN Black Fridays. Seven "Holiday" seasons. Seven years of crazy mothers fighting over the last damn glitter vest for their little princess who just has to have it. I worked at Limited Too (the HORRORS of the blue carpet) and most of the time if I worked closing I didn't get home until mid-night or later. Most of our shoppers didn't have a clue about being courteous to people at all and would turn their ill-behaved heathen spawn loose in our store with $20 while they went off to Macy's.
If you are the proud owner of ill-behaved heathen spawn, here is a tip: Don't turn her loose in Limited Too (now known as Justice) because you might end up dead from all the death looks. Not that any of my readers have heathen spawn, of course.
So yeah. The whole idea of Black Friday and the Holiday retail season makes me a bit stabby. I can't stand the rampant consumerism the day after we've just sat around talking about how good we already have it. I do my best to stay the heck away from the following stores from the day after Thanksgiving until about the beginning of January: target, Wal-Mart, Macy's, Dilliard's ANYWHERE in or around the mall! The crazy people trying to score the best deals ever on the day after Christmas sales annoy me too.
Anyway, that is my rant on Black Friday. And for the record I am not talking about the perfectly sane people who go out and calmly score a good deal, or the ones who plan and enjoy it as a tradition with their families. While that is not for me, I think it sounds kind of nice. I just mean the crazies with pepper spray and guns who go ballistic over a set of sheets the day after they've all talked about how grateful they are. It's borderline sociopathic.
Shew. I feel better after getting that off my chest! :) Thanks for listening.
Saturday we took family pictures for our Christmas card and to make up for my rant I am going to share one of my favorites! I am normally behind the camera so it's nice for me to have a nice picture of Evie and I!