Friday, November 29, 2013

The Morning After

Around 5 a.m. this morning, I staggered out of my nice, warm bed and, weary-eyed, made my way into the fully lit living room. Though my body ached for its lack of coffee, my mind clearly understood the main objective: Spend a little time with my husband before he had to leave for work in the madness that is called "Black Friday." This year, because of his recent, temporary change in occupation (from ministry to retail), my husband and I have been quoting to one another the adage about making hay while you can.  The statement is true—we certainly will need the extra funds come spring, when people are no longer buying Christmas gifts and he is no longer working overtime because of it—and I hope that I, in my many moments of solitude this holiday season, will remember the truth of the adage.

While we are on the note of Christmas shopping, I must say that I am not much of a Black Friday girl. I appreciate good sales just as much as the next person, but Black Friday “you have to be there in person to take advantage of them” sales are, for me, not doable the day after Thanksgiving. Deep within myself, I am convinced that most of the people who are out shopping in the wee hours of Black Friday morning did not spend the previous 5 days solidly prepping, cooking, and baking for their Thanksgiving meals. If you did do all of that and still went shopping today, please let me know your secret. Mine is Black Friday shopping online.

Amazon had 3 lightening deals I was able to take advantage of this morning. One was a movie (“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” for just under $5); the other two were Christmas gifts for my husband. (And since he reads my blog, I cannot say what those deals were, of course.) 

Shopping girls! One of the many advantages of
the Internet is that you can shop on Black Friday with your cat.

 I hope that you all have been able to find some good deals on gifts for loved ones today. More importantly, I hope you take the time, daily, to show your immediate family, through serving and supporting them, that you love them. It doesn’t matter if you are thanked by your family or not, being a godly wife and mother pleases the Lord. And that is for whom we are truly working.

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