Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday

K here's a nagging question that has always baffled me.  Why does it seem that for Thanksgiving, most Americans have the bulk of the week off?  I feel like us Canadians get the short end of the stick.  No but, for reals, yo.  Our Thanksgiving, we get the Monday off, that's it.  I can't tell you how nice it'd be to also have the Friday off, too.  Or November 11th, freaking Remembrance Day.  I'd love to have that day off to pay my respects for my grandfather that was in the war but oh no, I've got to work on that day.  Banks and Government get it off but because we're not necessarily government but more "crown corporation" we don't fall under that rule.  Just seems like in general, Americans get way more holidays than us folk north of the border.

Anyways... it's Friday.  Wooo!  It's not long after 9 am and it's Black Friday.  I know some people take today off to go shop but I just don't have the patience nor the will.  I'm sure some deals are worth it but others are not.  I guess you've got to do your research.  For me, I like to shop with a plan and get in and get out.  I don't like crowds of miserable/antsy/pissed off people.  I think it also stems to me working at the mall when I was growing up. I'm just over malls, that's all I guess.

We have our "Festive Gathering" at work this afternoon.  So I'll be gym-ing it up and doing my Shred class at 11:30 then I'll come back to work, scarf my lunch, change and then head to that thing just after 1:30.  Show my face for a bit then get the fuck out of dodge and head home.

You know you're an adult when you get excited for a new dishwasher.  LOL!  This morning just after 8 am, our new dishwasher arrived.  Hallejuiah to that, I am so sick of doing dishes!  First world problems, you see?  Horrible, I know.

Tonight, a friend of ours, Christina, is coming over for dinner.  Should be a good time, she's hilarious and just a good person to be around. 

Tomorrow morning Jeff is going out for a bit with our friend Bruce.  I've got to brush the crap out of the dogs between today and tomorrow because I'm taking them to get their pictures with Santa done. Yes, I am that person, but I'm okay with that.  Some people have kids... some people have animals.  :)  Tomorrow evening, Tara and Erik are coming by for a couple of drinks and Sunday...?  Who knows.  Maybe dog park or just a lazy day, we'll see.  Another relaxing weekend = me like!  Next weekend is my petsitting weekend and the following week we move into my mom's for a week to house sit/pet sit for a week (9th to the 16th) and then Christmas is right around the corner.  Somewhere in between all of us we've got Christmas shopping to do for his mom, two nieces and one nephew, my mom, my step-dad, my aunt, our friend Dina.... I think that's it and then for each other.  We've got gifts for Jeff's Dad and brother already and a little something for Dina but the bulk of we've still got to shop for.

Anywho, that's all for now. :)  Have a wonderful weekend everyone <3 p="">


  1. I only learnt what Black Friday was this morning............... blush.

    Haha had to laugh at you needing to 'brush the crap out of your dogs...' because I literally spent over an hour trying to brush the crap out of MYSELF this morning.. if my dogs could snigger and laugh at me they probably would have.
    First time I'd brushed my curls out in over a month. It had dread-locked quite badly. OUCH is all I have to say.

    1. You're brushing yourself out very nearly had me spat out my coffee! HAHAHA! Poor girl. At least you're sorted now.. :)

      I took the dogs out on Saturday for Santa pictures.. we always do Christmas cards with them so I wanted to let extra handsome and fluffy.

      Trust me, the only thing you're missing out on in terms of Black Friday is the hoards of rude and inconsiderate people that will fight you to the death to get that shirt and pair of pants. Not worth is in my books, unless you have major purchases to make or you've done your homework and you know what you're shopping for. For me personally, I can't handle the crowds and I'm not interested in shopping for 8 hours straight (at least).


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