I love the idea of a 5 day weekend stretching before me. I especially love that this year Mr. E has a 4 day weekend. Since he is working on Wednesday, I am headed to the girls for a Starbucks run with them and then having K help me shop for a pair of Pumas, her birthday gift. Then, the girls will be home this afternoon for movies, chili for supper, and a trip to the Lumberyard to see old students. (Last Thanksgiving, I had taught everyone in the bar but the bartender. I guess that is what age does to you.)
On Thanksgiving we are headed to decorate Mr. E's mom's apartment. She wanted lights outside this year, so all four of us are taking her breakfast and hanging her lights before we take her with us to see the cousins for Thanksgiving Dinner. We will come back in the late afternoon and after dropping her off, we'll head to the farm to see my family for dessert and coffee. I love Thanksgiving day, but it is a lot of driving and kind of hectic. I miss the days when I was kid, smelling the turkey roasting and watching the Macy's day parade on TV.
Last year, for the first time ever, K & I got up early and hit the Black Friday sales. It was kind of fun. No showers, no make-up, just ball caps and coffee! K, L & I are thinking of doing it again this year, even though we don't have much shopping to do. (I'll save that for my Christmas post.) When you don't have to be the one snatching up the bargains, it is kind of fun to watch it all happening. The clerks could use some unstressed people going by their cash register.
Saturday is K's 28th birthday. I'm not sure exactly what the plan is, but her HS is in the State Football Championship game, so I know that is where we will have to go if we want to see her. If the weather is nice, I'm sure we'll go to the game with the girls.
By Sunday, the girls will be back home. Mr. E and I will probably spend the day decorating the house, inside and out. It is a lot of work, but I love the way the house looks during the holidays. And while Mr. E pretends like he is Scrooge, he loves Christmas as much as I do.