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Happy Thanksgiving!

So, yeah, I'm a little behind on this Thanksgiving greeting post.

I had planned a whole cutesy post complete with pictures and such and well..........that's not happening. No real reason other than I just don't have anything TO make it a cutesy post so y'all will just have to suffer through a boring, pictureless'll survive :-D I promise I won't make it too terribly long. :-)

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving spent at my sister-in-laws this year. (A little side note: This is the first year in quite some time that we didn't have it at our house......not sure that's a bad thing really. No marathon cleaning, no cooking and no clean-up needed, however, that also meant no leftovers.......guess it's a decent trade-off LOL) We had smoked turkey and fried turkey. We had cranberry sauce, green been casserole, sweet potato casserole, stove top stuffing and homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes and homemade rolls. We had pumpkin pie and chocolate pie. Mouth is watering just remembering all the yummy food we had. LOL

Afterwards, Kathleen, Leslie and I headed for pre-Black Friday shopping. I had never been before and thought I'd give it a shot. I racked up! I got so many awesome deals on the kids presents! Pretty much ALL the big stuff they wanted was on sale....can't beat that! I also scored a kick-ass pair of heeled boots that were regularly $70 and I only paid $10 for them. Heck ya!

It wasn't all fun and games though. We waited in line for 3 hours. We bundled up and brought camping chairs but still froze........24 degrees. Brrr. We wanted to be part of the first 250 people to receive gift cards Belk was giving out. They ranged anywhere from $5 to $1000. They also had said boots on sale that we wanted to get so we toughed it out and waited in line. (My gift card was for $10, Leslie and Kathleen got a $5 card each.)

All was well until the doors where opened. To back up a tad, one of the managers had assured us that our door was the only one opening at first and the two remaining doors would be opened a little later to allow us sufficient time to get our gift cards and check out the boots. What happened was the exact opposite......didn't see that coming now did ya? LOL

Our door is opened and we're delayed by handing one woman our "promise paper" while another woman is handing us our gift cards. Meanwhile, the other door.....right by the boots might I opened at the same. exact. time ours is being opened. There are boots flying through the air, women shoving and pushing, men with boots towering to the ceiling. Mass chaos. But oh what a rush! It was strangely exhilarating to be in that fray.

After that, it was pretty smooth sailing. We all got what we'd headed out to buy AND got them all at killer prices.

Will I do it again next year? Quite possibly. :-D

All in all, it was a great Thanksgiving spent with family. The only thing I would've changed would have been to have my brother (who was working) and my Mom (who is staying with my ailing Grandparents in North Carolina) here with us sharing in the feast and fun times.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with their family and friends. Let us remember that although November is the month of thanks, we should be thankful each and every day for what we have.


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