After getting over the shock of my 89 year-old grandmother starting out our Thanksgiving feast talking about how she suffered from her first bout with diarrhea this past week (this only strengthened my theory that every dinner-table conversation we have in our family devolves into shit, even the classy ones), we ate, drank, conversed, and then went home to plan our Black Friday shopping strategy. (*Note: I forgot the pocket army and have no pics, but Mommy FC is doing another Thanksgiving tomorrow, so not to worry.) Oh, and back to the diarrhea thing...seriously, she never had it before? In 89 years? Crazy! Yeah, and Aunt FC totally started singing the diarrhea song.
The shopping strategy went out the door because we were all too tired to remember the plan at 3 AM. We ended up zig-zagging back and forth across town with a baby and a car filled with Christmas presents no less than 5 times. And thank you nice lady who told me that the Giant on Cowpath Road had the Keurig coffee maker for only $59.99! Eat it Bed, Bath and Beyond - 50% off (clearly the best buy of the day)!
I did manage to acquire a bit of twi-merch. First stop: Toys R Us. Mommy FC and SIL FC skipped the toys and went to Old Navy where we had to wait in the longest line known to man. When I joined them in the line at Old Navy and started showing off the merch, obviously the people behind me were just jealous...on the inside. Then we went to more places I can't really remember, and coming upon one of the weakest Salvation Army bell ringers in history...he didn't even have a bell. I remember going to Target where SIL FC ran over at shouted at some women in the Barbie aisle. The coveted Bella Barbie and the Twilight Scene It game are now mine. A few hours later I acquired a new tree for the Twi-Christmas tree (don't forget to send pics of your ornaments!).
Nine hours and hundreds of dollars later we rolled up to the FC estate to unload our spoils of war. But really the most important purchase was 2 New Moon fleece blankets I pried from the cold dead hands of little tweens at 4 AM this morning. Why would I need two? It's for a Snuggie bitch! Born out of a New Moon viewing, Meg and I came up with the fabulous-o idea of making a Twilight Snuggie. After