This year, I didn't stay up all night to hit the midnight store openings. I didn't wake up early to hit the 5am store openings. In fact, I'm not shopping at all today. I've already spent more than I can afford on the husband's Christmas, anniversary, and birthday presents (all of which come within the same week), plus my car registration renewal was just due, so I'm low on funds, and, frankly, the only Black Friday deals were things I wanted to buy for myself. I just don't have the cash to be buying myself gifts this time of year. Besides, we don't need a new tv, a new laptop, or a gun, and those seem to be the only things on sale aside from clothing and toys my daughter can't use. =/
Instead of my traditional insane Black Friday shopping, I came home last night and took a sleeping pill for the first time in a few days. I slept from about 10pm until 2pm. I still feel like crap, but at least I feel like rested crap! Seems like my body is fighting off some sort of illness.... GO BODY! I really would prefer not to get sick. Just sayin'.
Thanksgiving was pretty fantastic. We had great sushi at a place we'd never been before with two of our friends up in Reno, and then we went to their house and watched Limitless. Ceili was mildly screamy and excitable at dinner, but she was quiet and entertained herself throughout the movie, which was great. I was very proud of my little girl's behavior. She's really a very good kid, and I consider myself a very lucky mommy.
On a completely unrelated note, my hair has been straight as an arrow my entire life. Now that I've completely torched it with bleach, though, it actually curls! I was able to curl my hair before I left the house yesterday, and it's still mostly curly now, 24 hours later, after sleeping on it. This was impossible before I went blonde, and I'm kind of excited abut it. Of course, when I hop in the shower after finishing this post, the curls will disappear... But it's nice to know I can get them back and keep them as long as I like. That's a first for me.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you're enjoying your Black Friday!