Friday, November 27, 2015

6 Reasons Why I Ended Up Not Going Out On Black Friday

I debated shopping on Black Friday.

Heck, I debated going out on Thanksgiving.

But then I thought hard about it and changed my mind.

Here's why:

1. It's rainy. And cold.

As in 30 degree temperatures cold. No thanks. Also, the people of Oklahoma can barely drive in normal weather. Add rain and it's a complete clustercrap. I don't want to risk getting hit.

2. I preferred my sleep.

It's true. Although I did wake up at 2 AM to shop the Walmart Black Friday sale online. But then I climbed right back in bed when I was done. I didn't have to put on real pants.

3. Rude shoppers irritate me.

I always try to be polite. But other people don't always follow this rule. I didn't feel like being shoved or jostled. Especially if the shopper forgot to put on deodorant.

4. I didn't want to search for a parking spot.

The people of Oklahoma also are terrible parkers. Sometimes they'll take up two spots so this means parking can be tricky. So I'd be out in the cold, in the rain, half asleep, and circling the parking lot. No thanks.

5. I would have been PISSED if the deal I went out for was gone.

Waking up in the cold? Searching for a parking spot? FOR NOTHING? I'd have cursed up a storm.

6. I judge parents who bring tiny children out with them.

I mean. I get you want to shop. But don't bring out Junior when Junior clearly wants to sleep. Then we have to listen to Junior whine and cry, and nerves are already on edge because of the weather, the waking up early, and all the lines.

Did YOU go out on Black Friday? Or did you shop online?

I did and bought the following:

--A 49" TV (we're finally upgrading our 32"!)

--Aladdin for $9.96

--A PS4 controller for $39

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Things I'm (And My Family Members) Are Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm currently running around my kitchen cursing.

I do not like to cook. But I like to eat. So I will cook. If something burns, I'll share it on my Instagram account.

Despite cooking and cursing, I am thankful for my family.

I'm thankful for my Diet Coke. I'm thankful for books. I'm thankful that the military did not take Tom away from us during the holiday season.

I decided to ask my family what they are thankful for. Here are their responses:


"I'm thankful for Ruby. I'm glad I got her from the shelter. She wanted a home."

"I'm thankful for my Daddy. He makes me laugh."

"I'm thankful for my toys."

*At this point I cleared my throat pointedly. Hello? If she's thankful for Daddy, why not the Mommy who gained multiple stretch marks to carry her?*

"I'm thankful that we got to go to Disney World."

*She did not grasp my subtle sounds*


"I'm thankful for the rolls at Texas Roadhouse."

"I'm thankful for my family." (At least he included me.)

"I'm thankful for my teachers." (No teacher photo--but he does like the ones who are understanding.)

"I'm thankful for my life."


"The hell is this for?"

(I'd like to think he'd say his family if he weren't confused.)

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. If you don't celebrate Thanksgiving, have a wonderful Thursday.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hey, It's Okay Tuesday!

I got this idea from Glamour magazine. They have a section called Hey, It’s Okay and will list a bunch of things to be okay about. You're welcome to join in and do something like this on your blog. Doesn't have to be on a Tuesday either. Just make sure you link up and that the post you link up is a Hey, It's Okay Post. Grab the button if you'd like!

--To have shouted, "Yay" at the beginning of The Walking Dead.

--To not care that Sophia Vegara got married. She seems nice enough, but meh. I was more excited about The Walking Dead.

--To have already shopped the Kohls Black Friday sale. It came up online on Monday.

--To still be debating if I'm going to go shopping Thanksgiving evening. It's supposed to be rainy, so I'm not sure. (We eat at 3. So by the evening we're not doing a dang thing. Hence shopping is fine. ;)

--To be dragging out all the Christmas stuff after Thanksgiving.

--To not be surprised Meri from Sister Wives was talking to another man online. (It turns out she was catfished.)

--To be PISSED that The Bastard Executioner was cancelled. It was a good show.

--To be happy that my Holiday Guide For Eight-Year-Old Girls helped out some people. (I'll be doing one for husbands shortly. If you're curious on why I'm not doing one for teenage boys, it's because the entire list would be a variety of video games..)

--To LOVE the cheese ball from Hickory Farms. I also decided to try the wine spread and I'm glad I did. It's very good. It's cheesy with a tang.

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