– 173 – random ramblings

… am I the only one who gets really annoyed by ‘Black Friday’?  First of all… it’s not an English thing…  Thanksgiving is not a holiday we celebrate, people are at work, it’s a normal Thursday so there’s absolutely no need to have a special Friday in which to instigate a shopping frenzy.  Doesn’t make sense.

Also, I could also cope with it (ignore it) if it was just ‘black Friday’… not black bloody week… I keep getting emails from Amazon saying ‘it’s black Friday!!’… what?  what happened to the week? where have I been? why hasn’t the sofa been delivered on Wednesday?  what am I wearing tonight?….. oh wait… it’s really Tuesday…

Doh.

Also, the pressure… I’m not ready to buy Christmas presents this year… it’s too early, right?  Although someone should tell No 3 who’s obsessed with playing Xmas songs in the car…

Sigh.

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Also, also… if we have to import a holiday… why not Thanksgiving? Not the pumpkin pies but the rest is pretty good… all the family getting together from far and wide… saying thank you instead of ‘can I have a gift receipt with that, please’…

Maybe it’s just me.

End of rant.

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Lilli the dog is going deaf which is bad on more than one front… a) she barks even louder because obviously she can’t hear herself b) totally useless as a guard dog, more than she ever was, c) can’t let her off the lead anymore because she has no idea where I am and can’t hear me calling her.  Sometimes I swear she looks at me like “why are you not talking to me anymore?”… which is sad.   I know all this because normally she would hear me munching my sourdough toast and cashew nut butter and come running… but today for the first time … she’s not.  Very sad.  She’s asleep on the sofa in the next room oblivious to one of her favourite food passing her by.

We both love sourdough bread and cashew nut butter.

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I need to go… have a list as long as my arm.  Self-inflicted by I do need to get it done today…

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…tempting…

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