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Black Friday

Friday, November 23, 2012

You won't find me out there today! No way! In fact, I'm having a lazy day. I graded the few papers I had here to grade slept late and am getting ready to do my daily exercise! Jack wanted to snuggle, so I laid in bed and listened to a book for a long time.

Dinner was great, but my parents almost didn't make it. My mom had a hard time catching her breath, even with her oxygen. She can't figure out what was wrong. But, they came late and enjoyed the food and the company for awhile. They loved my brussel sprouts as did I! Just caramelizing them a little bit really added some oomph to them! The sweet potatoes & apples were divine too! My husband mae the turkey and I swear it was the best turkey I ever had! It was moist and delicious. He made a turkey breast only and it was soooo good! Everything else was great too! I went over calories, but no where near the national average! I did exercise too. I got up and walked and then did a 30 min. Leslie Samsone workout after everyone left. Both my mother and MIL were completely worn out, but they both made it. I don't like my MIL being here when I cook b/c she doesn't like my ways. But, she shut up and ate! She's funny. She didn't say a word about feeling poorly until we were talking about how bad my mom was doing and that she may not make it to dinner and then suddenly she was "plum give out" and "too tired to even eat"! Yes, she has serious heart issues, but nothing seemed wrong until the attention was off of her health issues! Ah, some people!

I did 180 pushups in various types on Wed. and my shoulders are killing me! But, what always amazes me when I do a large number of pushups is how much my abs hurt! Pushups are truly a super exercise! I feel it way down in my abs too. I need to get up and get moving today!

I heard it was supposed to get real cold tomorrow here. I'm glad I have my snuggle puppy and a good comforter on the bed! This may be a stay home weekend!

I do need to go exercise, so let me do that.... Hope you have a great day! Hope that if you braved shopping today you parked far away so you could get some walking in! Hope you found some super deals! Later!
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    I did the relaxing thing for black Friday too! Too many people out! :)
    2005 days ago
    That sounds good! Today I got up and went to ONE store only as this store has a once a year only l event ............. socks 1/2 off so I got a bundle of hiking socks, wool socks, (24 pair) ..... an my hubby took me so I didn't have to drive in the cold............. Funny thing was ............ I never saw so many POLITE shoppers in my life!! .............. My hubby is sure it is cos TV camera crew were set up all over the store and even quick interviewing peeps! ............. (No one to my knowledge wants to get caught on the evening news being rude!) ............
    Anyway, I only do this when I want a bunch of new socks ................. What I do is go in on Thanksgiving Eve ..................... find what I want and 'stash them' in the perfect hiding place, then go in, get them, pay and am gone! (I know ................ you are prolly thinking: What a criminal mind you have!" .......... emoticon (I was back home to drink coffee and have b'fast in 30 minutes!) ............. Feel like I got away w/ something!
    2006 days ago
  • TANYA602
    I ditto your plan on staying away from Black Friday, though I did go online to Macy's and see that one of the sweaters I want is at nearly a give-away price so I ordered it.
    I'm glad you survived the day, and that DH made such a fabulous turkey! Now that the weather is getting cooler, keep doing those at-home dvds and pushups! Way to go! I could never even conceive of doing 180 pushups! Jack must just sit and oggle you!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    2006 days ago
    Great plan. Make today a great day!
    2006 days ago
    I have to get up and moving too! I'm glad you had a good day yesterday! I know you are going to have a great weekend.
    2006 days ago
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