I hope you had a wonderful Holiday weekend. I did.
With all the things going on around here in the last few months, I’ve gotten a little lax with my post but fear not gentle readers, you loyal few, I’m back! I am now returning to my regular weekday posting.
Let’s get started shall we.
With my Mom here, Thanksgiving cooking was a breeze. Well, except for the banana pudding. We made a delicious version of the one from Dead End BBQ and we both had our own ideas about what and how much to put in. It might have gotten a little ugly since we are both strong-willed and stubborn but don’t worry we did not end up with any black eyes or bloody noses, just a few splatter’s of pudding on the wall. Oh, and my Turkey cookies were a success!
We had dinner around 3PM so that Mom and I could head out for some early shopping. No one can shop like my Mom, so I get pretty amped up when she’s here for black Friday and this year was no exception.
We headed out around 4:30 on Thanksgiving afternoon and shopped til 1AM. After some rest and a little sustenance we headed out Friday morning around 9AM and shopped until 3PM. Then we stopped for some food and started again around 5PM and shopped til late that night. I’d love to say we took a break on Saturday….no I wouldn’t… because we didn’t and I loved every minute of it.
I’m not sure we got the very best deals and honestly we didn’t chase down the big items like MacGyver and I did last year but we had some major fun and that’s all that really matters anyway.
On Saturday around 5PM, I was packing up my Moms car for her trip home on Sunday. I finished up around 6:30 and came in to chill since it was her last night here. Around 8:30PM, my neighbor knocked on the door and asked MacGyver to come outside. Apparently, someone had broken into his home!
After the police came and all of the neighbors compared notes, we realized it happened at around 5:30PM. Someone had actually heard the smashing window but couldn’t figure out where it had come from. What freaked me out is that I was very close by packing up my Moms car at the same time it happened and I never even heard it. However, I quickly realized that I saw the person who most likely did it, and so did MacGyver.
No it wasn’t a zombie. Actually, there’s a kid in our neighborhood around 17, who tends to get in trouble a lot. MacGyver caught him in the same neighbor’s backyard about a year ago and ran him off. We both saw him walking around the street near our neighbor’s house on Saturday right around 5:30PM. We told the police about him and they were already familiar with him. Unfortunately there was no hard evidence so nothing could be done.
The whole situation was unnerving at the very least. On Sunday when I wanted to put up all of my Christmas lights, I was actually trimming all of the bushes around my windows.
Thank goodness today is Cyber Monday and that I love to shop because MacGyver and I are installing an elaborate security system with cameras and motion sensors and such. My job is to find some of the components on sale. Ugh, Challenge accepted!
And speaking of shopping, make sure you come back tomorrow because I’ll have my annual runner’s Holiday wish list and people, it is good! Trust me. In the meantime, since it’s Cyber Monday, here’s a discount for you…
See ya tomorrow!
What was your favorite food this Thanksgiving?
Did you make the whole dinner yourself or did someone help you with it?