Yeah for a short week!!! Only 1.5 days until my Thanksgiving break begins!!!!
Football game: Every Thanksgiving, for as long as I can remember, I have attended a football game. For many schools in the area, the games are tradition with the same teams playing every year. With the exception of one or two years (when I went to a different game) I have always went to the Riverside/Florence game. Riverside is the public school I would have went to if I hadn’t went to private school. Florence is a football powerhouse, with a bigger squad and many more wins in the series…BUT…last year, Riverside won. It was a stunner game that ended 6-0 in Riverside’s favor. This year, Riverside hasn’t won a single game, and if they beat Florence…well, that would be a miracle; however, I am still looking forward to watching some high school football on Thanksgiving morning. And for the record, Riverside has a team of pretty stand up guys; despite a less than stellar season, they still go out and give it their all each game.
Black Friday: Honestly, I hate shopping. And I hate crowds. But oddly enough, Back Friday is one of my favorite days of the year! I have been going out on Black Friday since I was a very small child. One year, my mother had me at K-Mart for a vacuum at 5am…up against the door, first person in line and as soon as they unlocked it, I was off. And we got the vacuum. For many years it was a day spent with my Gram, my Mom and I…breakfast, lunch and dinner…and all day event. When my Gram started to get older, it really just became too difficult for her to get around, especially in the busy crowds, so now it is just me and my mom! Last year we started the new tradition of going to the outlets (they are open overnight) on Thanksgiving night after dinner and shopping through the night. Once we leave there it is just about time for the stores to be opening where we live- so we stop off at Kohls and Target and then hit breakfast. Last year we came home, took a nap and went back out but this year, I have my reunion so I won’t be able to stay out all morning as I will need to sleep.
High School Reunion: Friday is my 10-year high school reunion. With the advent of Facebook, I have been able to get in touch with so many people I normally would have never been in touch with but many of them I still haven’t seen in a long time. I was very apprehensive for a long time about attending a reunion (I didn’t exactly love high school) but now I am actually looking really forward to it. I know some people are still the same jerks they were, but I am not worried about those people. I am focusing my energy on all the people I want to catch up with, especially the ones I haven’t seen/talked to in years. I’ll be sure to do a full “reunion report” afterwards.
What do you do on thanksgiving, outside of dinner/family time? Football game, a race, a movie? Do you shop on Black Friday or avoid the madness?