I do not have a sickness.
These people on the other hand do.
I have a pile next to my desk of some wrapped and some not wrapped Christmas gifts. Mostly for folks I’m going to see in a couple of weeks and saving myself some money on shipping by taking them with me. Two days from now is what retail calls “black Friday” also known as, the biggest shopping day of the year. Now, I like shopping like most normal women in the world, but I have no desire to leave my house that day. Well, I will leave because I have to go to work, but I will stay as far away from any shopping centers or mall as possible. On the plus side, my Christmas discount at Starbucks starts that day so I am looking forward to some Christmas shopping in my safe place of Starbucks.
Thanksgiving is tomorrow so why all this talk about Christmas? Last year Thanksgiving didn’t hit me as hard as being away from my family as Christmas did. Also, I’m able to actually buy presents more so than I did last year (I mean I made my own cards out of left over scrapbook paper last year). These are probably the two main reasons why I’m looking forward to this year. My parents usually get the tree the weekend I will be on my trip. I talked them in to getting it before I leave, if they wait a week later all the pretty trees at Home Depot will be gone. Never could I get a fake tree, there’s been talk about that around my house too. That will be a sad day in the Smith house when that happens.
My mom is making the turkey today for some reason. Part of my dad’s side of the family is coming over to my house tomorrow. I believe 3 or 4 out of the 6 kids will be here with their families. I know she doesn’t like people in her kitchen when she cooks, so maybe knowing they’ll want to help she’s getting the big stuff out of the way today. I don’t mind, it means I get turkey two nights in a row! I’m really not a bird eater actually. I dislike chicken most of the time, but I’ll go for turkey if I have a choice. Oh and I just asked why we have yummy turkey smell in the house today instead of tomorrow and my mom said its because of room. Our kitchen isn’t small, but I guess its smaller than my Grandparents (were Thanksgiving is normally held) kitchen. Like I said, no skin off my nose, I’m all for good food for two nights in a row.
A coworker of mine is going out for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow with her husband and some friends. She’s the first to complain about Starbucks being open on Thanksgiving but then she turns around and goes out to eat? I see something wrong with that, but whatever. Yes Starbucks will be open tomorrow and I actually will probably go by in the morning to ground some Christmas blend for Thanksgiving and get myself a holiday drink. I didn’t realize really before that Starbucks played a big role in my holidays. Hot drinks connect with cold weather (50s and 40s is cold in Cali) which connects to Christmas and Thanksgiving. Tomorrow is officially the day its okay to drink egg nog and not get grief about it. Gingerbread will have its day December 1st but tomorrow is eggnog day. My coworkers are gonna love me cause that stuff splashes everywhere when you steam it. (tee-hee) But I do plan on bringing them something fun for working on Thanksgiving because I wouldn’t be so happy if I had to work.
I realize that Ive talked about Starbucks a lot. Maybe Jason is right, maybe I do have some sort of sickness. Ether way, I have been there working for the past seven days so its kind of consumed me. And I just made plans with my neighbor to go in with me tomorrow morning. (again, tee-hee) I’ll try to stay away from Starbucks in the posts to come, I just fear blogging sad posts again, but come what may.