Well, those plans didn't pan out! And I'm not disappointed, either. While I enjoy spending time with the in-laws - at least these in-laws - I don't enjoy making my way through holiday traffic for two hours to their home and then making the same trek back home through even heavier holiday traffic tomorrow. Black Friday crowds are not scenes I am interesting in being a part of. I like to shop locally when I can but I won't be going to Wal-Mart!
Yesterday, I took my granddaughter to a local boutique to pick out her first formal dress for a Christmas dance she will be attending in mid-December. She's 14 - going on 25 - and about a size 2 soaking wet but tall for her age. We found a lovely red satin strapless dress that was marked down to an affordable price. The dress was made for her and it made her so happy to have it. That was fun!
My Thanksgiving Dinner Menu:
Roast turkey breast,
green bean casserole,
corn bread dressing,
a green salad,
crusty whole wheat rolls
apple pie a la mode
This year I'm thankful for the following things:
1. That the Dems are in control of the Senate for at least two more years.
2. That Obama's mid-term "shellacking" will hopefully make him see that continued attempts to compromise with Republicans are exercises in futility.
3. TV News Lies, Jesse, and the loyal members/friends who still post here.
4. That George Bush no longer lives at 1600 PA Avenue
5. That I am not traveling by air today.
6. My good health and my family.
7. That the economic news was good as of yesterday
8. That Tom Delay was found guilty of money laundering
9. That Sarah Palin can still see Russia from her front porch and that she thinks we should stand firm beside our "North
10. That Sharon Angle, Christine O'Donnell, and Meg Whitman lost their election bids.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!