Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday

Many years back, I started shopping on Black Friday. I would usually take Craig with me and Kelsey stayed home with her dad. Then the day after Christmas I would clearance shop and take Kelsey with me and leave Craig at home.  It worked out really nice because I gave all of my attention to one child. We always had to travel 40 miles to the closest major city in order to get the good deals.

The past several years (since the kids are older and I don't have to shop for all those toy bargains) I have been able to shop at Walmart here in town and I just go by myself. One year I even sent Larry and Craig. Larry DID NOT enjoy it at all.

So this morning at midnight I was standing in line at the local Walmart waiting to check out. I do not really need any of the electronics so I did not need to get back out at 5 this morning.

Anyway on the way back home up the ridge, I saw the most beautiful falling star I have ever seen. It seemed so close and the star looked bright green with a white tail as it fell. It all seemed to be in slow motion.  I immediately thanked the Good Lord for allowing me to see such a beautiful sight. What a great day to end a Thanksgiving day.

As for today, I am going to complete my decorating for Christmas, finish picking up the house, and then hit the sewing room. I have a couple of things I want to make the kids to decorate their homes and I have a couple of Christmas wall hangings to finish.

Just a snippet to show what I worked on yesterday.

The small stockings on top are for the cats. I didn't tell them I was making them and I knew Becca would get a kick out of them.

These were for Kelsey's dogs (mini pins). She didn't know I was making them either. I think she got a kick out of it too. It is fun to surprise them. Well, I'm off to bed.

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting!


  1. I can't even imagine shopping that early in the morning or should I say that late at night :) not for me, I have never gone shopping on Black Friday in the wee hours of the morning. Sounds like you had a nice site though with the star. I doubt I will get my holiday stuff out until the 1st of the month at the earliest - otherwise I start to get too tired of it.

  2. You were really blessed with that star. Isn't God good to us? I need to pick up my house, too and shake a whole lot of stuff out of it before I set it back down.



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