Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Random Tuesday Thoughts - Thanksgiving and Job Change

Although she's taken a blogging break until the beginning of the new year, I'm still going to go along with Random Tuesday Thoughts, hosted by Stacy Uncorked.
My living room and guest room look like Santa's workshop vomited.  Several times.
There's paper, presents, tape, and tags everywhere.  I've got to get it together, and soon.  Christmas is coming up on us quickly.

I've had absolutely no desire to put up a Christmas tree this year.  I've felt this way for some time now.  But I'm going to put on my big girl panties and do it for the hubby (and kids).
The dog is looking up adoringly at the star runner.

Logan participated in the 37th annual Turkey Run on Thanksgiving morning.  It was super cold but he survived.  He came out with sixth place overall and 2nd place in his age division.

Not to brag (but I'm going to anyway) Logan has had several college scouts seek him out.  He's had offers from colleges wanting him to be on their Cross Country/Track teams.  A final decision hasn't been made by Logan yet, but this mom sure hopes its somewhere close.
Jason with two of his girls, Juliann and Allyson

We had a busy, but very blessed, Thanksgiving this year.  First we headed out to mom's grave.  It was the first Thanksgiving I've had without her.  Then we feasted on all kinds of food at my sister's house.  Tons of obligatory photos were taken and upcoming Christmas Eve plans were discussed.

Me, Jason, Lori, Patty, and Cody

Then we jetted on over to my MIL's house.  We were so full from the first meal that we didn't eat, but we sure had a good time going through old photos.  

Me and Alaina crooning loud and proud

Then me and Jason went over to a friend's house and stayed up till wee hours of the morning.  I can't sing to save my soul but "adult" drinks give me liquid courage.  I belted out tunes all night long.  And like a sleepover from yesteryear, we crashed at their house.
I bought the local paper thinking I was going to have a plan set in place for Black Friday.  Yeah, that didn't happen!  Alaina and I, along with my teen son, just hopped in the vehicle bright and early Friday morning and browsed a few stores.  We hit up Menards, Walmart, Bergners, and CVS.  It was crowded but we survived the chaos.  And I bought a bunch of stuff I didn't need!
Jason has officially been offered the job at the church.  After 13+ years of working at a local shop as a Master Certified Technician, he is going to transition into a Janitorial/Maintenance job.  It's a big step, but I'm behind him all the way.  He wasn't even necessarily seeking out a job.  The church came to him with an offer, and he accepted.
What's your randomness for the week?
Do any Black Friday shopping?
How did you celebrate Thanksgiving?


Peggy said...

Wow, you had a full couple of days. We did too. I had the grandkids. We did not try to shop at all on Friday. Good luck on the new job.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I did a little wrapping myself yesterday. Not my favorite thing, but I need to get stuff wrapped before we get the tree, so I'll have something to stick under it.

An Apel a Day said...

Sounds like a lot of life change for you!

Congrats to your son and his run. Way to go!

I only went to 2 stores for Black Fri.: JC Penny for Mica's new coat, and ACE for a special hammer on my husband's list. I also ordered my Christmas cards online through a deal as well.