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Friday, November 29, 2013

The Day After


Not us!
We sleep late.
We eat pie for breakfast.
 We stay home all day.  
We putter around lazily.
We eat leftovers.
Then on Saturday we do it all again!




Because Thursday was too fun not to repeat a few more days! 

What about you?
Do you brave the crowds and go out for the deals?
Or do you stay home like a hermit and shop online? 




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    1. Yep, me too.

      And look who's first. Everyone else is in a turkey coma. ha.

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  2. Great tradition is your Thanksgiving.
    Like it very much but don't like the sound of Black Friday in the shops.

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    1. haha...no, Black Friday in the shops is nothing like Thanksgiving Thursday. lol....
      It's too bad all holidays can't be like Thanksgiving.

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  3. Used to love to shop, but can't handle the crowds anymore. I like being a hermit. Our stores up here are having their own version of Black Friday, but really not interested. Prefer to cosy up at home with comfy slippers and a hot cup of chai!

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    1. Yep...that sounds wonderful to me! I can't think in a crowded store like that with the hype and rat race going on. I find I'm not very productive if I'm doing some serious shopping. Cozy at home sounds much better to me! Our Black Friday has spilled over to Thursday evening, which I think is so crazy. Thursday isn't even a holiday all day anymore? good grief.

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  4. Your pictures look lovely, Betsy♥
    They are pushing "Black Friday" here in Canada....trying to keep the $ here!!!
    Not for me....I will get a few groceries in the am....putter around....pick up Miss V...bring the tree in and let it rest...slow and easy!
    No Black Friday for me!
    But...I better get crackin' next week.....for sure!
    Enjoy your evening♥
    Put on your stretchy pants! hahaha!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. yeah, I'm needing my stretchy pants right about now. lol...

      I'm like you...relaxing and puttering but next week is busy busy!

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  5. Looks as though you had a wonderful day Betsy, love the little acorn candies you made - I pay attention!!

    You know how we don't have thanksgiving over here - well, I was horrified earlier, I saw an ad on the TV for black friday tomorrow at ASDA (a supermarket that is part of walmart)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We don't have thanksgiving, why do we need black friday, and on Monday they will be all at it on line with their internet monday or whatever it is called. GRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!

    Sorry, shouldn't moan on thanksgiving, but it makes me cross.

    Enjoy your day eating leftovers and sitting around enjoying your family and cats and birds and all the other lovely things that you do. xx

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    1. Wow...that is weird...yes, I agree! Why have Black Friday when there isn't a Thanksgiving? All to make more money, I suppose. Yep...Cyber Monday! I say don't pick up the bad habits...do the Thursday Thanksgiving! haha.

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  6. I never understan blak friday and after a lovely holiday this blacj friday anywsy I dont enjoy crowds, did you know here yiu can shop on line in black friday?!lol
    crazy!
    Your.pictures are beautiful!

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    1. I'm all for shopping online! So nice and easy! Yes, going out in those crowds after a lovely day I don't understand either! But I have friends that do it...get up at 4AM and wait in lines for the doors to open! They invite me...I say no! haha.

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  7. yeah, i wont be out in it at all...i stay as far away from the stores as possible...
    looks like you had a great thanksgiving...
    thank you for being you sis

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    1. Thanks, Bri...and I'm thankful for you! :)

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  8. You know that answer for me
    Hermit away at my sea
    I wonder if I'll get a deal at the vet
    As off Cassie goes tomorrow you can bet

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    1. Aw, what's wrong with Cassie Cat?
      Tell her you don't need an expense like that!
      ha.

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    2. Foot once more
      Allergies galore

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    3. You three make quite the pair
      at your lair! :(

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  9. I don't do Black Friday at all! Many years ago I worked in a store in the mall and had to be there during the madness. That cured me of wanting to be in the malls during the holidays. I do all my shopping on line. Pie for breakfast...now that's a good idea!

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    1. Oh yeah, that would cure you alright! haha. I really try to have a good chunk of my shopping already done anyway...and online is the way to do it, isn't it? The deals are great...many times you get free shipping...and you can shop while you have pie for breakfast! hahaha....

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  10. hermit, shop online, thats us, pie is the breakfast of champions!

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    1. Laurie, I think if I lived in your little nest in the sky, I'd rarely go out. I love that you look out over the water!

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  11. Oh mercy no! No shopping for me either! My theory is if I have managed this long without I'm pretty sure I can do without for a bit longer. You're kind of weekend sounds wonderful to me. Especially the pie for breakfast :):):) yum!

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    1. I like that theory! And if you're supposed to have it, it will still be there later. ha. The Mr. and I don't tire of Thanksgiving leftovers for several days...and we look forward to them. After all that cooking and baking, it's nice to have a break. And I'm looking forward to sleeping late tomorrow!

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  12. What a nice way to get a point across! I feel sorry for those who work for businesses who want them working today or tonight. They should be given a choice and/or paid double time to do it.

    Happy Thanksgiving Bets with love, Debbie aka CG

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  13. Oh we are in your "camp"...sleep in, yes, pie for breakfast, staying in my nightgown, slippers....The biggest decision..what kind of pie to have for breakfast...Apple, Pumpkin, pecan....maybe a little of each...and that REAL whipped cream...You table and dishes look wonderful. We had a great day..Wish my kids were blog friendly, but I can post a few of the desserts!!!

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    1. I vote for a sliver of each kind of pie!~ :) We had those three flavors, too, except the apple was a crisp and the pumpkin was a crunch cake. yum.

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  14. I think the thought in Canada re Black Friday is to prevent people from cross-border shopping. But I still have friends who are heading to Buffalo tomorrow for deals. I prefer the comfort of home. And I am liking the idea of pie for brekkie... yum! That's a tradition I could happily start! Your Thanksgiving spread looks so lovely. Enjoy your Groundhog day with the meal repeats! :-)

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    1. Well, that makes sense....I'm sure Canadian retailers would want to keep the business up there! I'm sure your friends will have fun making a special event out of it. ha. Pie for breakfast is a wonderful holiday tradition! I heartily recommend it! lol....

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  15. Dear Betsy, your pictures show, that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Everything looks so pretty, the food delicious and Lauren and Taylor happy! In Germany we have Thanksgiving in October, but it is only a church affair and not that big. But as a child we always had the American date and version of Thansgiving and my dad made a turkey and pumpkin pie. He had been sent to the war in Northern Africa aged seventeen, became a prisoner of war and was shipped to a camp in Texas, where he worked in the kitchen and learned to cook all this. While Europe starved because of the madness of my German ancestors, my father was well fed by your countrymen and was even allowed to get schoolbboks from Germany and graduate from German High School in the POW camp (inmidst of a terrible war and BEFORE any online thing) He stayed thankful to your country for the rest of his life.
    Blessings Christel

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    1. Well, that is a wonderful story! Thanks so much for sharing it. I love that your dad continued on the tradition long after coming home and that kindness made such an impression...which it should and always does, doesn't it? That certainly was a terrible time for so many.

      We're thinking of a bathroom renovation, too. But just thinking at the moment...no set plans or dates. Can't wait to hear what you end up doing..there sure are a lot of choices and styles out there. I love doing that kind of thing!

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  16. Oh Betsy, as for your questions: a peaceful, quiet weekend with family, cats, nature and neighbours will be haven for me! No crowds and shops. We need to renovate our bathroom. But having looked in a huge DIY centre upon a million similar tiles in grey, brown and beige, I returned to the online shops where the offer much more variety.
    Have a nice weekend!
    Christel

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    1. enjoy your quiet weekend....the very best kind! It was very cold here last night and we had all 14 cats inside...a rare occurrence as usually a few are out and about. Quite the sight in the kitchen with everyone eating at once. lol.... makes me smile.

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  17. I never even think about going out to shop on Black Friday... but, I am catching a plane to meet up with the Little Men en route to TX... we will spend a fun day in Nashville then travel home on Sunday... ;) Life is good. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Oh, you will have such a fun time! Can't wait to see photos and hear all about it! Enjoy! Yes, life is good...always something to be thankful for!

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  18. I am a hermit! lol No shopping for me.

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    1. Most of my readers are hermits. Maybe that's why we all like each other. ha.

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  19. There's only one Brock Family! One Brockkkk family, there's only ONE BROCK FAMILY! I don't know if that makes sense but it's sung in a football chanting style Betsy because I think you guys are amazing staying away from the black Friday nonsense, just awesome!

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  20. Some of my kids went shopping but not me. I did make 2online purchases though.m

    I am glad are having a nice weekend

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    1. I made a few of those, too! Makes you feel spoiled, doesn't it? :)

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  21. Stayed at home. I've had all my shopping done for a while now :P Wondering if anyone besides myself, remembers how the term "Black Friday" came about. Betsy? Silver Fox? Bueller? Anybody?

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    1. I've had most of my shopping done for a while now, too! Still have a few loose ends to tie up, though.

      Black Friday? No! I don't remember! Silver? Help me out here! :)

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    2. Isn't it the first day of the year that retailers' sales put them "in the black?" Not sure, and I refuse to find out online.

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    3. The term dates back to the stock market crash of 1874, as far as I remember my history :P So, I can see the whole "shopping thing" kind of being used as a launch point to get the economy going again. How it got attached to the day after stuffing ourselves silly, I'm still not certain about :[

      Class Dismissed ;)

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    4. Ohhhh, I thought you meant how the term came to be used to describe the current shopping insanity! I knew the actual term "Black Friday" pre-dated the shopping situation. There have been many days called Black Friday. Check out "List of Black Fridays" on Wikipedia sometime! :)

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