I'm completely stuffed and so tired. I'd intended to get my behind out of bed early to cook on Thursday, but when I awoke, it was 11:10 AM. Blame it on the Tempur-Pedic. I know I do. Deciding to go with the flow and knowing that now we'd be eating late, I had a cup of joe and outlined my game plan. Dinner was on the table by 6:15 PM and I consider that a small miracle. I even baked a pumpkin pie and made rolls from scratch. It was all delicious.
I splurged on a newspaper to see if anything in the ads would catch my fancy. After dinner, I perused them all and saw not a damn thing I found worth fighting crowds at 5 AM. I will never understand those people who trample one another to go buy junk they don't need. I was watching the evening news on Thanksgiving night and they interviewed people who have been camped outside a local Best Buy since 2 in the morning. They will have spent 27 hours waiting for a store to open. Hello!? The temperatures will be below freezing tonight-just like they were last night! These people have lost their minds. Unless of course they like this and they in turn consider me crazy. Who are these people? I don't know a soul who does this although my brother and his wife do go out shopping on Black Friday. They do not camp for a day and a half waiting for the joint to open.
This brings me to another point, is it really necessary to open a store at 3 or 4 in the morning. Our local Michael's store was open Thanksgiving between 6 PM and 9 PM. For what? Sheesh, I was still scraping pots and pans at that time. I have news for all of these retailers, I think this year, making a profit is going to be like squeezing blood out of a turnip. Does opening the doors at an unholy hour make that much difference? Here is how I plan on shopping this year-same as last: