GOOD MORNING! Many of you may be seeing this post late in the day because you are part of the CRAZINESS called Black Friday. As I sit here snuggled at home, I can’t help but think of past Black Friday mornings…
Black Friday has an array of memories….
The years Belinda and I camped out at Walmart to do holiday shopping for my best friend’s kids. She couldn’t get there so we did the shopping and put it on layaway for her. It was a game for us while others were getting crazy knocking each other over for what they thought was a GREAT deal.
Then there was the year the call came my Mom was in an accident on her way to work and was in the trauma unit at ACMC. She was hit head on by someone headed to a Black Friday sale at Best Buy. The focus on the deals and talking on her cell phone were more important to her then watching the road. Our lives were changed for several months as mom healed. We thanked God he kept her safe.
The years Belinda came home from college and we headed out for “kid and me” time. Not crazy early but just a day to see what deals we could find after the crazies headed home.
Then there was the year of late night shopping with the girls. It was fun scouring the shelves for great deals. Trimming the Christmas tree like we did when Belinda was little on Thanksgiving weekend topped the events while we shared stories related to each of the holiday ornaments.
Today, I am thankful for the memories despite the fogginess as a result of the MS. Memories of happy time and sad times but cherished none the less. I will head to PT and get ready for tomorrow’s event in Avon. Who knows maybe I will pop some specials on my Facebook VIP group to join in the frenzy?
How are you spending YOUR Black Friday? Shopping? Resting? Working? Visiting with family? Share your favorite memories with us.
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!