Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday...Rain Again

Just so you know...this is NOT today...I only wish it was

It is so gloomy that there really is no sunrise...just a sort of easing from glowing dark to dripping dawn. Dog and cat chores are done, barn awaits. Liz got her hand wrecked by a calf last night. Don't know how much she will be able to do today.... It was really black and blue and her knuckles were swelling pretty badly after chores.

Alan has a deer hunting thing going on here today...the boss decided to let some folks come hunt with him on our usually closed property. Hope that goes well and that they maybe get a deer or two. Hope also that the weather comes around a bit for him. At least it isn't freezing rain as was predicted.

Thanksgiving was great....a traditional feast in the manner of Grandma Lachmayer and the Allied Union (you who were members will understand.) Not quite as many folks around the table, but the spirit was there. Liz and I cooked for two days (while doing herd health and chores, which was an interesting feat) but now we won't have to cook for at least a couple more. I have to debate the whole turkey pot pie thing. I love to make it, but Alan doesn't like it....however, everyone else does....hmmm.....

Other than that, just a regular day here at Northview. The closest we will come to the shopping Juggernaut thundering across the rest of the world is me doing a little bookkeeping and paying a few bills. And that is plumb close enough. My mind simply boggles at the folks who have been standing in line...some for over a week...just to get stuff. And when they get done and they have the stuff, then what? I don't get it. I may not have all the latest, hottest stuff, but I do have a life.

Can't see wasting any of it in mindless pursuit of stuff like that.

***Jan at Poodle and Dog Blog has a dog story that will touch your heart....really worth a read.

9 comments:

Dani said...

Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Hope Liz's hand heals up quick.

I'm not a black friday shopper either. I'd much rather stay at home drinking my coffee and surfin' the computer.

Sandcastle Momma said...

I'm with you - there isn't anything in this world I want bad enough to fight those crowds for today. Those folks are crazy!

Hope Liz's hand gets better soon!

Linda said...

The shopping ladies from here went south for Black Friday.....you couldn't PAY me enough to join them. Happy Thanksgiving...a day late.

Cathy said...

It's so interesting that so far the comments are from like-minded folks who'd rather walk on glass than face the swarming hoards for 'stuff'.

I would go naked if my choice was to shop black Friday or go sans clothes and I'm hugely modest and the world would be worse off for my exhibitionism:-D

Keith and I are concerned about Liz. We'll be waiting for updates.

threecollie said...

Dani, thanks. She was much better today. We were quite concerned last night and wanted her to get it x-rayed but she wouldn't. I didn't feel deprived at all staying home from black Friday today...

SCMomma, thanks she is much better today. The deal are kinda, sorta tempting, but not enough to get me out there with them! lol

Linda, I did it once...just once...to get a really inexpensive computer. That was about five computers ago and I sure wouldn't do it again! And thanks!

Cathy, it is pure punishment from my point of view too. I don't like to shop at the best of times and Black Friday doesn't qualify for that. Liz is much better and thanks. We wanted her to get it x-rayed, but she just iced it and took some kind of Advil and it seems pretty good today. Sure black and blue though.

Ericka said...

oh man, glad her hand is better!

i had to go thru a bit of mall traffic today to get from one friend to another. it was nuts. we had people here who camped outside the store starting on TUESDAY. how is that even sane??

threecollie said...

Ericka, thanks...I truly do not understand the shopping madness. There is nothing I need that badly

Anonymous said...

I share your shopping views. I knew I wasn't alone...yes, get a life! Lnda

threecollie said...

LInda, I don't know a single person who actually went out shopping on the big day...so I wonder who all those folks who did are anyhow.....lol