Friday, November 25, 2005

From Thanksgiving to Black Friday

Looks like Rosie is malfunctioning!  Well, that's okay....so am I.   lol   So the animation fits perfectly.

Our Thanksgiving turned out to be a really good one.  We slept in, then gathered up things and went into the deer camp.  It was quiet, peaceful, beautiful, almost perfect temperature!  We got the fire going, put a picnic ham on to boil.  I cut up potatoes and made tator soup.  Had brought fruit salad me and Bug made together at the house Wednesday evening.  Warmed up some green beans.  And Bubba fried up the tenderloin out of the 8-point buck he got last weekend.

We all gathered around the picnic table after dark, gave thanks and ate until we were stuffed.  We relaxed together around the fire.  I came home for the night.  Bug started to, but then decided to stay with the guys.  (She told me she was most thankful for Bubba.  What a way to warm a Mama's heart!)

The family spent today in at the camp.  I spent the day in bed.  (Believe me, you don't want to know!)  The guys brought my little Bug out this afternoon and fed all the livestock here.  They went back in.  So I guess you could say this was a girls' night. 

I can't begin to describe how thankful I am for God's love, His creation, His salvation, my family, my home and all that goes with it.  But I think as I grow older I appreciate more and more the intangibles.....peace, joy, comfort, inner-strength.  These are the things my own prayers of thanksgiving have centered around.  I hope that everyone would be blessed in this way!

As a nation, we spent yesterday attempting to honor God.  Then I sign on the Internet today, and see people fighting over things as they shop with an eye toward Christmas.  We just finished one holiday dedicated to God.  They are supposedly preparing for the next holiday to honor God...and this is how they behave?!  

Retailers refer to it as Black Friday, because this begins the season that can put their books in the black even if they have run in the red all year.  Am I the only one who sees the irony in the name and the behavior..."Black"?! 

 

14 comments:

  1. WOW DEER CAMP YOU ARE TRUE HUNTERS I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF IT LOL SO GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD THANKSGIVING AND WHAT WONDERFUL THOINGS TO BE THANK FUL FOR AND BLACK FRI YEAH I THINK ABOUT THAT TOO I DID NOT GO THIS YEAR I AM STILL TRYING TO INSTILL THE TRUE MEANING OF THE DAY TO MY KIDS HAVDE  GOOD NOGHT GOD BLESS KELLEY

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  2. I'm glad you had a nice thanksgiving barb. I surely can understand why they call today black friday. I never shop on this day. I figure I'll find what I want another day at a good price and stay out of the mobs and as you say the Black behavior :)

    hugs
    angelrose

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  3. Glad that you and your Family had a great Thanksgiving. I have never shopped on black Friday. I would have probably been trampled or sure. Helen

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  4. Sounds like a great T-day.  I think its disgusting the way people behave on Black Friday, like a herd of stampeding buffalo.  People get knocked down and they just step over and around and on them like they aren't even there.  Linda

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  5. Sounds like a very peaceful Thanksgiving!

    Black Friday!  This is the first year I've heard it called that!  Yes, it gave me second thoughts too.  It's supposed to be a happy fun day, so I'm glad they explained it quickly!

    I think I've only gone twice.  I can't believe this year some stores opened at 5:00 AM!  7 was bad enough.  It was so cold here yesterday, and I just cannot tolerate the cold anymore.  It makes my aches ACHE!!!! So of course I didn't go!  I just did laundry, made a few Oasis/AgelessXtra calls and lazed the rest of the day away, until Darrell got home from work!

    Now we'll talk about getting the tree down etc.  No before Thanksgiving decorating for me!!  LOL
    Darlene

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  6. Ah that sounds like a really neat way to spend a Thanksgiving - out in the woods at deer camp.  You meal sounded great to me too, I love potatoe soup.  Haven't had venison in a long, long time.  Guess when we move to NM we'll have Elk meat.  Thanks for visiting me and Turkey-in-hole would be so great out in the woods.  You can do a pork roast that way too.  Black Friday - I too couldn't believe that folks would fight and stanpead like a bunch of dumb animals.  Nope, would much rather stay in my little cave and shop-on-line then go out there with the crazies.  Nice post by the way.

    Marlene-PurelyPoetry
    http://journals.aol.com/mkolasa101/PurelyPoetry

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  7. What a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving!  We had a very nice one too.  As for black friday- they ought to start and call it black eye friday for all the beatings!  Pitiful.  I liked your message- similar to my latest- along the same lines.

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  8. Material wealth seems to generate more stress than it gives to making life better.   Is the message of Christianity being celebrated?   Christmas represents hope and joy for every one of God's children.   It seems to be a commercial for buying now.  mark

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  9. Hi Hon, I have no doubt you're right about why this AD thing came up. Satan IS hard at work these days, disturbing any and all of what he can, if what he gets hold of leads people to CHRIST. Bless you for your support and love.
    Love ya,
    Barb- http://journals.aol.com.barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK

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  10. Your Thanksgiving sounds like it was wonderful!

    Terra

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  11. Potato soup.... that's the number one comfort food at my house.  Wish my husband had gotten a deer.

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  12. A Thanksgving picnic...how fun!!
    Linda :)

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  13. Sounds like a great Thanksgiving!  

    I saw that about people fist fighting over items -- mostly in Wal-marts, I think.  I can't say I want anything so bad I'd hit someone for it.  How silly.  

    Kathryn

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  14. What a great Thanksgiving!
    How sweet of Bug. I hope she still feels the same in a few years. LOL
    I will not shop on black friday! Thats the day the crazy people come out!
    Terrie

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