Friday, November 25, 2011

HOW YOU DOIN'

I don't do Black Friday. I have gotten so spoiled over the last several years to go and shop at other times that I just can't seem to deal with the crowds anymore. Yet I am a bit jealous of those who do, what a great adrenalin rush it must be. (not so great when you have high BP)I will be very content to stay home and start getting ready for Christmas.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and maybe like me you will be dieting until Christmas....that is of course after the left overs are gone! Our dinner was wonderful. I worked really hard getting everything ready and I am thankful that Amber did almost all the dishes.



I have been trying to get a picture of Skye with no luck at all. She just keeps turning her face! I did get a picture of her ball which she put in the corner. I can't imagine what it did wrong. She lives for this ball.


So these treats are Skye's two favorites. Each morning she comes and gets me in my office and takes me to her drawer. So the other morning I give her what I call her "veggie burger" and she didn't want it. Turned her head away but I told her "that's it or nothing at all." She took it and then nicely dropped in back into the drawer. I had to laugh and of course gave her, which I guess is now her favorite, favorite thing....a sweet potato fry.

Okay, I am going to share something heavy which had me crying crocodile tears on Wednesday. Back in September I was asked by my friend Kendra (a.k.a. bowling buddy) if I could send a handkerchief to a woman she follows. Her name in Anna and her blog is called An Inch of Gray. She lost her son Jack in a tragic flood accident. I have been reading her blog ever since and they are an amazing family. His sister Margaret has had a wish, like so many young girls, to meet Justin Bieber in person someday. Well with lots of prayers, along with some tweeting her dream came true. She was invited to the AMA Awards so I invite you to read this post from her mother. God cannot answer their deepest prayers but He gave Jack's sister a slice of happiness.



Now for some happy news. A dear young friend of mine had her rainbow baby on Tuesday. She has two sweet boys and now was blessed with a little girl. I can't wait to hold her. I have shopped and shopped. Her children are as close to grandchildren as I can get right now. Can't wait for her to see these.

Enjoy your weekend.


P.S. A Rainbow baby is a baby born after a loss of another child. After the storm comes a Rainbow.

32 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I flat out do not do Black Friday. Won't go near the stores for anything today!

I always do the dishes on Thanksgiving for my parents. They do so much work preparing the meal, so it's my way of saying thank you.

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

I'd never heard the term "rainbow baby" but I like it. A blessing after the storm ... yep, that's an apt term! ;-)

I won't go near a retail store (other than possibly the grocery store) on the Friday after Thanksgiving!

Love Bears All Things said...

I don't do Black Friday either...but I looked at the sale papers last night and saw some good deals so I can sort of understand why people do it....the Princess wanted to wrap presents last night so I dug out 4 for her to do...its a start...
Mama Bear

Stacy said...

I'm not doing Black Friday, either. Tim brought in all the Christmas boxes for me last night so as soon as I tear myself away from the computer I'll get started on decorating and putting up the tree.

How sweet is the definition of a rainbow baby!

nancygrayce said...

I can't stand big crowds and I can think of nothing I'd like to do less than shopping on Black Friday!!I think I went once about 12 years ago and said this is for someone besides me!

I'm very spoiled by online shopping! Of course, since I've done no shopping yet for this Christmas, I need to get busy. :)

BECKY said...

Hi Debby. I love your snowman template and header! I love Christmasy things, too! AND, I love Norman Rockwell paintings, etc. The one you posted of the man and wife and Xmas tree is so cute. I posted pictures of some of my NR plates, if you'd like to stop by my blog. Just click on my photo.
And what a blessing a Rainbow baby is!

Jacob15 said...

Oh my gosh, Momma, Dad,and I was at walmart at 8 [m stayed till 1. Momma said she will NEVER do it again lol.

Mary said...

So how were the cannolis? I love the term "Rainbow baby"! I'm going to pass that on to my friend Patty!

Chatty Crone said...

What a nice thought - a rainbow baby - I love it.

Dinner looked delish - I have to go on a diet - my pants are so tight!

I hope on line too!

sandie

Love Of Quilts said...

No black Friday for me .I did it last year...never again. So sad to here of a loss of a child. Blessing Trish

Joanne said...

Hubby woke up this morning at around three and went out for black Friday. We got a new fridge that we needed badly. I am more and more doing my shopping on amazon and sometimes will get up super early for a few things here and there, but I do NOT like crowds at all. I get very nervous in them!
Blessings, Joanne

Amy said...

great post.. I loved the food you showed.. I was trying to get rid of some weight from my baby and I think I gained it all back yesterday...

Great story..

I love my Rainbow baby..

Mara said...

Ooh, those booties are sooooo cute! And I love the phrase 'rainbow baby'.

A multi-dimensional life said...

Yes, after the storm comes a rainbow! Debbie, I appreciate your heart and hope that your Thanksgiving was abundantly blessed. It does look and sound as though it was. I'm with you on this "black friday" thing...not intersted. I prefer peace and calm lol.

EmptyNester said...

I have never heard of a rainbow baby before. What a sweet name for them!

How cute is Skye?! I love that she put the treat back in the drawer. Tucker just pushes it away with his little nose.

Love the Thanksgiving food shots!

Deb said...

I've never heard that...that is sweet....

Unknown Mami said...

Oh those little baby booties are so sweet. I did not know the term "Rainbow" baby. So touching.

Caroline said...

I don't do black Friday either but I did go to the grocery store later today. Still very busy !!

Yay for the Rainbow Baby & cute Booties !!!

Food looks so Yummy !!!

Emily said...

Congratulations to your friend on her sweet, little rainbow baby. And, Happy Thanksgiving! Your feast looks delicious!

Jacob15 said...

Thank you Mrs Debby, I like it a lot :) Mom wants to look for a rug for the foot of my bed :)

Katherines Corner said...

black Friday..booo...shopping on line in your pjs yea!!! I've never heard the term rainbow baby. It is lovely. Those little booties are so sweetie too. xo

Garden of Egan said...

That is so awesome that she gets to meet the Bieber.
It's wonderful when wishes come true. Hopefully it will help ease some of the heartache.

I love those little booties. I had no idea what a rainbow baby was. Thanks for the explanation. That is truly a blessing.

Your Thanksgiving dishes look simply delicious.

No black Friday for me. I loathe shopping.

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Frank and I did Lowes at 5 am to get a table saw. We were 2 of 10 people there. It was very pleasant. We rode through Destin Commons but the only stop we made was at Starbucks for coffee. We stopped at Walmart on the way there....there were actually spaces at the front of the store and bought a printer. I don't do Black Friday like others do it. I shop all year and am usually through before now. I loved the little slippers and the term rainbow baby.

blueviolet said...

Those little booties are so very precious, and I know your friend will love them!

I'm glad that Thanksgiving was wonderful. We still have a few leftovers, but I get tired of them after 2 days.

No Black Friday for me either!

secret agent woman said...

I don't do Black Friday, either - the idea of it is completely unappealing to me. But I know some people love the thrill of the hunt.

Would Rainbow baby also apply to a bay after a miscarriage? I know it's not the same, but still a loss.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

No Black Friday for me. My sister tried to get me to go this year, but I stayed firm!

Congrats for your dear friend. What a blessing she has been given!

Kathy said...

Funny about Skye not wanting her picture made! Perhaps she doesn't like the flash? Sounds like she has quite a personality!

I've never heard the term "rainbow baby" before, but I like that. I hope you get lots of "baby sugar" soon!

Just Be Real said...

I do not like to shop whether Black Friday or not. If I do, I go with a purpose and head for the item then I am out of there. Blessings.

Cherie said...

I have a rainbow baby and I didn't even know it - I had never heard that term.
Those booties are soooo adorable!

P.S. I don't do Black Friday either.

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

I don't do Black Friday either. And, I've never heard of "Rainbow Babies." How sweet! Our daughter, who is 13 weeks pregnant was told by her Dr. last Wed. that her baby had died and she will have a D & C this Tuesday. Totally unexpected for her but we know that something wasn't right and she will go on to have another child later. I'll have to tell her about Rainbow Babies. Happy week!

Kristin - The Goat said...

I actually went to Walmart at midnight! I had a rat on my patio so I ran to the store to get rat poison! It took me 15 minutes to find a parking spot and 10 minutes to find and purchase the poison.

What exciting new for Margaret! Goodness, that's so cool.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh Debby that is beautiful a Rainbow baby. You're making me cry. I'm so glad you have some babies to spoil.

hehe you know me and Black Friday.

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