Not shopping today

November 29, 2013

It's Black Friday and I am happily ensconced in my favorite old chair next to a bright, cheerful fire. No shopping for me today. It's been a day for knitting and reading and eating apple pie. And pumpkin pie cake. And leftover stuffing, my favorite.

My husband put up the Christmas tree this afternoon, and hundreds of tiny white lights are sparkling in the dimly lit family room. My only real exertion has been to get up and throw another log on the fire. I'm so thankful I can stay home, and relax after all the cooking and cleaning of the past few days. It's especially wonderful to have our youngest home from college.

I know there are lots of good deals out there, but I will go without. Being home with my family and a hot cup of tea versus standing in line for the Next Big Thing at the local big box store? No contest.

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