Before I sucumb to the madness of Black Friday, Brian and I were laying in our bedroom, watching t.v. Cal got up and came in the room for a drink of water or something. He didn't want to wear p.j.'s last night, so when he walked in, I nearly died...his underwear were on backwards. Brian and I nearly died laughing. He wore them like that all day. This year has been a true blessing, in that he finally started dressing himself, but he really has no time for particulars...like putting them on right. The other day he put on his pullover jacket backwards. I told him to fix it, and then he turned it around, but then had it inside out. I don't think this has anything to do w/ his delays. I think he really just doesn't pay attention and can't be bothered w/ trivial details. Anyway, after we got our laugh on, I braved the night to go shopping. Of course that meant I had to go to my most hated store, Walmart. I have to tell you: it really wasn't that bad out here. When I went to check out (about 11:30), I was only 3 people deep in the line. I was very encouraged by this, so I drove another 40 mins. to go to Target. Well, then it was back to Black Friday reality. The line went all the way around the front, side, and almost all the way to the end of the back of the building (outside). Once you finally got in, it was so hard to maneuver, as the line double wrapped all around the inside for the cash registers. I was able to get most of the things I went in for, though. When money's tight, you do what you have to, in order to provide the best Christmas you can for your kids. Well, I guess that's true of any year. I know it all sounds so materialistic, and that's not what Christmas is all about...I'm all about being honest, and I do end up working hard to get the kids what they want. It's something that I'm always trying to improve upon. I know there are a million other ways to show your love and appreciation, but I still revert back to the gift giving. They get the other stuff as well, but anyhow...not sure why I'm feeling the need to justify my actions, when there really is no justification...it's just how it is in my house.
So as this day ends, I'm left once again, thinking about the things that are most important to me in this life. First and foremost, I'm thankful for my relationship with God. I'm thankful that he has helped to deliver me from depression, and is putting me back on the right path. I'm thankful that Brian, the kids, and I are all together. Last year, Brian had to fly home to spend the weekend with us. I'm glad that we are all under one roof, and that we are all healthy. I'm thankful for my phenomenal friends and family. I love everything from texting my cousins about football, to random text showing me love and appreciation. And I must say, I am certainly thankful for this website. I'm so honored that you take the time to learn about my day. And I'm forever thankful for the new, and strengthened friendships this has brought my way.
Love you guys,
P.S. Brian just started the movie Blade 2, so I guess I will have another