Welcome to the post-holiday hangover. You’re likely feeling it too. If you’re the cook, your feet are a little tired and you’re not interested in cooking for the remainder of the long weekend. If you’re the eater, and that does not preclude you from being the cook as well, there’s a sort of sheen over your tongue and though you may have been up for a few hours already, you’re not sure you ever want to eat anything ever again, unless it’s a green smoothie, and then only after copious amounts of water, and time, sweet, healing time.
I’ve never been much of a Black Friday shopper. I’m sure part of that is because for many years I have been the cook. My feet are tired. I think for a few years, when we had limited budgets and young children, my sister and I gave it our best efforts, but it just wasn’t that fulfilling for us. Maybe we just weren’t doing it right.
These days I look to extend my holiday weekend by spending time with family, eating pie from time to time and relishing the events of the Thanksgiving day feast. It was a good one this year. But I feel that way every year.
On this particular holiday weekend, my mother is in town and the two of us are going to decorate my house for Christmas. This pleases me enormously as mom loves a good project and my holiday season is brimming full already. Plus she’s better at it than I am.
For the above mentioned reason, I proclaim this day as “Feelin’ The Love Friday”. First of all, names are important, and “Black Friday” never sounds like a shopping festival to me, but a day to avoid getting the bubonic plague. May God have mercy on our souls.
Secondly, while I’m all about shopping and supporting the economy, today seems like a challenging day to do it. It feels forced like one of those holidays people believe with all their souls the greeting card companies created to boost sales, only ALL retail companies created this one…
And third, Michelle At Play is all about making our own choices. It’s about looking at the how we’re told to live our lives, choosing the parts that fit and then making the rest of it our own, personalized adventure.
Decorate your house, paint a picture, go to the movies or stay in your jammies all day and play games. It’s all your choice, and that’s the important part, the part where you choose.
I’m going to do a little bit of a lot of the above. Whatever you do today, I hope it makes you happy. I hope it feels like play, and I hope you do it on purpose.
Happy Feelin’ The Love Friday, my friends.