Clearly I am even more clueless than I had originally imagined. Apparently there was this big holiday the other day and it completely slipped my mind. Just kidding. I live in the U.S. so yesterday was Thanksgiving Day. I did celebrate with family. I didn’t cook anything, for the health and safety of all concerned, but I was there to partake in the merriment. The thing is, I have this bad habit during holiday weekends of losing all sense of what is going on outside my house.
Today I woke up and as I do on all Fridays I made my list of what I need to get from the store to make dinner for the following week. I then venture out to the grocery store in an attempt to acquire all things needed. This never works mind you but I at least make the effort. I always end up forgetting to put things on the list or I’m not aware that I’m going to run out of certain things or whatever. I visit the grocery store more in a week than I do anywhere else, which is fine because I live within a few minutes of three different grocery stores. Today, however, it was all out chaos at the store and traffic, which is normally low, was almost bumper to bumper.
I at first had no idea why there were so many people out in the middle of the day on a Friday. Then I remembered that yesterday was Thanksgiving Day. Somehow that had slipped my mind. Then it occurred to me that meant today was the dreaded BLACK FRIDAY. Ugh. How had I managed to forget to stay home today of all days? I considered going back home and waiting till tomorrow but I figured it would be just as bad all weekend and there were things I needed to buy today to make dinner tonight and to attempt, for the first time ever, to make custard eggnog.
Next year, lesson learned, I will mark this terrible day on my calender in big bold letters: It’s BLACK FRIDAY!!! STAY HOME!!!