I cannot stand Black Friday, and I have no intention of leaving my house today unless I absolutely have to! It is just mayhem compounded with crazy, mixed in with greed, and I want no part in it whatsoever. So many people go so crazy over the deals, that they do just that, go crazy!
This year, a friend of mine makes handmade jewelry and I have asked her to make a few pieces for me to give to my mother, sisters, and good friends. I know that a lot of money goes into our economy over this shopping holiday, but most of it is going to huge corporations like Walmart. I do some shopping at Walmart, yes, but I have decided that this year, I am going to spend a good deal of money with small businesses, to help them get a boost as well.
My friend also has small children and a family, and recently moved to Oklahoma, I miss her and her beautiful children very much. I hope that they will get the chance to come back to Tennessee for a visit and see us soon. Her mom is still here, and I know that she misses her terribly, it would be great to see them again.
She also writes a blog, and if you want some good laughs about the craziness of being a mom, you should check her out sometime, if you leave a comment let her know Melinda sent you!