Weekend Plans Post: Post-Thanksgiving Recovery
After a delightful Thanksgiving dinner with the family (in which I asked my nephews about this cool new game called “Fortnite” and whether they’ve ever heard of it) and took the family pictures and decided who was in charge of getting presents for whom among the adults (given that we’ve all agreed that “kids” make Christmas fun and a $25 limit is appropriate because, seriously, we’re all middle-aged or older now), we came home with a couple of pounds of leftovers and absolutely no more fuel in the Extrovert tank.
Black Friday is this weekend and, once again, it comes into conflict with “Buy Nothing Day”. You’d think that they’d co-ordinate better.
As it is, Maribou and I will be celebrating “Buy Nothing Day” as, seriously, we’re kinda beat from the various snowstorms, work dramas, and pleasantly dramatic family dinners of the last week or so. I mean, sure, we’re going to go to King Soopers and the like… but, man. The stuff the nephews want is stuff we can order from Amazon (Lava Lamps, Rock’Em Sock’Em Robots) and the stuff we want for each other is all intangible sentiments that communicate esteem and restrengthen bonds that grow strained and frayed by wear and tear.
So I am going to do my best to NOT go out and thereby participate in BND. Sit in the basement and do some laundry. Consider all of the things that I am thankful for including how I don’t have to go out and, when my sister asked me what I wanted for Christmas, not being able to think of anything.
And otherwise get ready for the long month of going to work and having to deal with the whole “oh, So-and-so is on vacation” issue that turns any multi-person project into something that is completed by the people who made the error of not running off to EPCOT to buy $12 boozy slushies while they watch a fireworks show.
Oh, and probably put the finishing touches on the Unsolicited Shopping Guide. (Maybe even the starting touches.)
So… what’s on your docket?