Knit Lit

Thanksgiving Holidays, an Itenerary

Thanksgiving Day

7:30 am – get up and get ready for trip

9:00 am – travel to North Carolina & grandparent’s house. amazed at how well Boy Child travels.

3:30 pm – arrive & visit with family

6:00 pm – dinner – Yum!

8:00 pm – look at Black Friday ads

11:05 pm – Toys-R-Us opens at midnight & decide to go ahead & go to the store in Ashville, NC. leave Boy Child sleeping with Papa B, Nana, Aunt S & Uncle R. (lucky ducks!)

11:45 pm – reach Toys-R-Us and see a line of about 300 people. decide it is not worth it. drive to Toys-R-Us in Greenville, SC (@ 45 min away) thinking that by the time we arrive, there would be no line.

Friday

12:30 am – arrive @ Toys-R-Us in Greenville, SC & find a line of 600-700 people.

12:32 am – decide there is no way we are waiting in that line & go off to find the other stores on our list.

12:40 am – find Target. see people already lined up even though the store does not open until 5:00 am. astounded that people have set up tents in front of store. leave immediately.

12:50 am – go back to Toys-R-Us to check out the line. decide to wait in the car where it is warm. amazed by the orderly people who live in Greenville. ponder that there would be no way on Earth that this type of orderliness would happen in Birmingham. watch in fascination at both the store employees & customers.

3:00 am – make it inside store.

3:15 am – realize there is a second line to electronics, right where we need to be.

4:30 am – finally find & purchase Christmas gifts

4:50 am – arrive back @ Target. line is longer, but does not rival Toys-R-Us.

4:55 am – decided to go next door to Academy Sports first.

5:10 am – realize Academy does not have it all together in the staffing department. go back to Target.

5:15 am –  get into store & find our gifts. debate whether we want to stand in the checkout line which extends all the way from the front of the store and winds around the back of the store. discover people working in jewelry. cut our check out waiting time by about 1 1/2 hours.

5:45 am –  go back to Academy. realize they still don’t have it together.

5:50 am – decide to skip other stores on our list. exhaustion setting in.

6:00 am – grab breakfast before driving back.

6:30 am – head back to grandparent’s house.

7:30 am – fall into bed.

2:00 pm– wake up. get dressed. still sleepy.

3:00 pm – have lunch/dinner. more shopping. hit LYS & bought gorgeous lace yarn in autumn reds, greens and golds.

some time after that, visit with the family. watch a movie. go to bed late. (It’s all a little blurry.)

Saturday

10:30 am – wake up.

11:15 am –  have lunch. more shopping. pick up Hubby his present (he needed to try on first). have milk shakes.

3:00 pm – pack up stuff. drive to aunt’s house. visit with family. Boy Child goes fishing in the pond. have dinner with family. try to convince Boy Child the pork roast is really turkey. fail. aunt pulls out left over turkey for him to eat.

7:00 pm – roast marshmallows over a bon fire. Boy Child has more fun throwing things into fire that making s’mores.

8:00 pm – drive home.

Sunday

12:00 am – arrive home. fall into bed asleep while Hubby unpacks car. (Sorry for sticking you with all the work, baby. You are a good man.)

9:00 am – wake up. put up & decorate Christmas tree. put up remaining decorations. impressed by Boy Child’s initiative in putting up decorations. clean house. do laundry. watch tv. go to Hancock Fabrics & pick up $1 patterns. go grocery shopping. have dinner. laugh & general merriment with Hubby & Boy Child.

9:00 pm – put Boy Child to bed

fall asleep some time, can’t really remember.

Monday

7:45 am – drop off Boy Child @ school. forget how awful it is to drive car pool in the rain.

8:30 am – reminded about the sheer amount of work that waits for me after a holiday. work like a fool.

12:30 pm – go to Panera Bread for Fuji Apple Chicken Salad. am calmed by the meal & time away from work.

1:30 pm – contemplate not going back to work. go back anyway. work some more.

4:45 pm – awsome friend (that’s you Suzanne) picks up a knitting book for me that is on sale @ her LYS. am cheered.

5:00 pm – leave work. think about going to the grocery store for forgotten items. decide I’m too tired. go home. laugh with Hubby. watch tv.  finish Christmas knit on time. start another project. hope that the big project that’s almost finished but can’t travel with gets done soon. according to my schedule, it’s late.

11:00 pm – finally go to bed after all the caffeine that kept me awake all day has finally run its course.

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December 1, 2009 - Posted by | Boy Child, Events, Family, Finished, Holiday, Knitting, Vacation, Work

3 Comments »

  1. Wow. So very glad I didn’t venture past our front door on Black Friday. The crazy that ensues is just more than I can handle. Glad you were able to get in the stores, though!

    Comment by Bubblesknits | December 1, 2009

  2. WHEW! I’m tired all over again.

    Comment by Mom (Better known as Nana) | December 2, 2009

  3. I read 600 to 700 people and I laughed so hard I almost crashed the car. You so silly.

    Comment by cashmereandchocolatecake | December 3, 2009


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