The day after Thanksgiving for years was a huge headache for me due to my years in retail. Many that I worked with love the day, I dreaded it! Arrive in the building somewhere between 3 and 6 am after eating enough to last a week and then work 12-15 hours. I am first to admit I am not exactly a “people person” and the crowds of crazy, pushing people who are annoyed that tens of thousands of other people had the same idea to shop, does not help my feelings toward people. The lines are longer than any other day of the year, yet many seem annoyed and openly want to share that annoyance with any and all who wish to listen. Now many stores are opening on Thanksgiving which I find ridiculous. IF they are only having employees working who volunteer to do such then fine but my many years lead me to believe that people probably working for minimum wage or close to it are not given a choice to keep their job or spend time with family.
But I digress. So once I left retail, Black Friday became Christmas decoration day for us! I have more Christmas stuff than I do normal everyday knick knacks. I collect statues of Santa Clause. I have the cheerful soul in many occupations, fireman, golfer, pirate, toy maker I even have a wall street santa, (don’t tell the occupy folks!) I have them in Lenox and cloth, big and small, standing and seated and I love them all!
It hit me Sunday that this year that may not be possible since I once again have surgery Monday. The breast revision, revision. Although it should not be too earth shattering, I do expect that I will have lifting restrictions and soreness for a bit. Next weekend we are swamped and then surgery so the decorating had to get done this weekend. It took the better part of yesterday and a few hours today but everything except the Christmas tree itself is up inside the house. Frank is in charge outside. Just like before each of the surgeries, going through my checklists of everything that must be handled before my forced down time.
Saturday was Madison’s birthday party. It was a nice day. The kids all had a great time at the karate school party. The family also seemed to have a nice time back at the house. Madison was thrilled with her gift, Baby butterscotch. She is one spoiled child! I can not believe my baby is six. Time flies!