Thanksgiving 2008

This year’s festivities were rather nice – quiet, relaxed, and somewhat lazy, but nice. It was the first in three years that both Sara and I got the entire day off to spend together, so we basically laid around the house all day watching whatever came on TV, playing computers and then later Mario Party on the Wii, and then finally eating like kings (…well, king and queen…) before calling it a day. At this point there’s probably only one or two loads of dishes left to do in the kitchen from our feast, so all in all it was a good Thanksgiving.

As for the rest of the weekend, Sara’s working so my goals are pretty much write and get Christmas lights put up. Granted, there are probably several other smaller items that I need to get taken care of, too – order Christmas cards, get some packages ready to mail out, clean the hell out of this dirty house – but all else still falls behind the other two because a) Christmas has really got me fired up this year, and b) it’d be nice to get this whole writing thing underway before I’m forced to make another thinly-veiled New Years resolution about it!

Also – black Friday shopping? Couldn’t really care less this year, actually. You would never, ever catch me up at the crack of dawn to go shopping – I don’t care how many percent off everything is, but in years past Sara and I have gone out in the evening after everything calms down a bit to at least see if there are still any worthwhile DVDs up for grabs, but after looking through the fliers and whatnot, this year I really don’t care if we go or not. Mind you, we’ve been a lot more lax on our DVD purchases over the last year to make possible the wedding and Sara’s going back to school, but even still, I just didn’t really see anything that appealed all that much to me.

I do still have a couple of items that I need to pick up at Wal-Mart so there’s a chance that I might do that tomorrow evening to allow for a quick browse of the $4 bin, but I have a feeling it’ll be a quick one. Besides, apparently I’ve got work to do this weekend! 🙂

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