In my opinion trying to shop on Black Friday is nuts. However going out to the mall to people watch, have lunch, and maybe share a drink in the bar with good friends, is all kinds of fun. When I was younger and really wanted to take advantage of the sales I found the whole thing extremely frustrating. But now that I have learned the art of internet shopping and the number of gifts I must buy has decreased, I find that I actually enjoy the insanity of the crowds, loud music, long lines, and over stimulated children in the line to see Santa.
Of course in addition to people watching on Black Friday the weekend after Thanksgiving is also the weekend to trudge out into the forest and cut a tree. We’ll have pizza for dinner which we eat while stringing the lights, and the decorations will be added the following day.
And then if the kids are in town we’ll play in the snow and go snowmobiling on Sunday. The football game will be on in the living room and there will be plenty of snacks for those who choose to stay dry.
Disclaimer these photos are of Thanksgiving weekend in the past since I am writing this in advance of the actual Thanksgiving weekend. I hope you all have a fantastic holiday weekend doing the things you love with the people you love.