Friday, November 26, 2010
I am NOT being a party pooper!
Thanksgiving seems to have been trampled by the media promoting the shopping frenzy called Black Friday!
To me Thanksgiving has traditionally always been about family gathering together , sharing the bounty of foods lovingly prepared in remembrance of the pilgrims celebrating having survived their first year in America.
Sitting together at the table, remembering those no longer with us, praying to our Maker for blessings bestowed..
..full tummies watching football games,
or napping as the dishwasher hums..
quietly addressing Christmas cards..
instead, from the ending of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade,
Christmas has music permeated the house...
Blaring T V commercials constantly brainwashed us with Black Friday this..
and the latest on who's opening the earliest..
not to mention the morning paper weighed at least 5 pounds with all the additional ads..
all for BLACK FRIDAY!
I for one am not forgetting Thanksgiving..
The TV was turned off early..
the computer was not turned on past 10 am..
The bed beckoned, my unfinished book calling my name..
the furbabies were ready and waiting..
what a blissful nite's sleep..
am up early today..
determined to bask in memory of Thanksgiving..
will enjoy the leftovers..
again savoring the delicious recipes..
thankful... and blessed..not subjecting myself to bodily harm..
either on the roadways..
or in the stores..
by sleep deprived,
coffee fueled maniacs..
seeking frantically the advertised BEST good deal of the hour!!!.
My mantra has been..
NO SHOPPING for UN-neccessary,
purchased with worthless plastic,
prices jacked up to support the __ % off,
because it is supposedly ON SALE!..
Today is my...
sorry.. I prefer being safe at home..
getting my decorations together in preparation for trimming the tree NEXT weekend...
Knowing I am READY..
(well almost, still have some wrapping to do..)
MY shopping was already done :