Today I woke up at 6:50 and dragged my long suffering stepmom out for some Black Friday shopping. That poor woman spent Thanksgiving cooking and listening to an endless litany of complaints from Lily who is still sick. By this morning she was coming down with a cold and had no voice but was still willing to go to the Christmas Tree Shop with me where everything in the store was 20% off!
I was extremely restrained, buying only the $1 Christmas wrapping paper, a gift for my niece and some odds and ends. Then we headed over to Snow's where we had a 20% off the total coupon as as well. Again, I showed beautiful restraint and finished up my shopping with little fanfare.
Usually when we go to the Cape for Thanksgiving we stay for the entire weekend so that we can participate in the Orleans Stroll. The Orleans Stroll consists of strolling and singing holiday tunes while holding candles. Santa is there too and it just gets me in a jolly mood. Since the forecast was for rain and wind however it seemed unlikely that there would be any strolling. Lily is still fighting this cold and is not up for much of anything except taking off all of her clothes and then complaining that she is cold. It seemed cruel to subject Nana to another 24 hours of the cranky Lily show.
This all goes to explain why we decided to come home today.
It was a lovely drive home. The children were busy watching Wall-E in the back so David and I listened to NPR which had a program all about how cheese is made. Mmmmmmmm. Cheese.
Since I knew that there was no food in the house we stopped at the grocery store which is where the trouble happened. The problem is that unlike my earlier Black Friday expeditions where I had my lists to remind me of what I actually needed, I found myself at the grocery store, hungry and without a list.
I don't completely understand it, but Reader, I impulse purchased a turkey. And some stuffing. And also some brussel sprouts. I threw in the ingredients for mashed potatoes and some gravy as well.
It's also possible that we bought some stinky cheese.
And the pies! They were 50% off! So we bought three.
It was a joyful shopping trip.
Then we came home to our house which was covered in vile winter moths and our dog Sophie who promptly began throwing up the leg of the stuffed animal that she ate. Lily took off all her clothes and whined that she was cold.
So basically, we're home. And tomorrow? I am so roasting that turkey!