Proof: Why I Avoid Black Friday Shopping Like the Plague

I really didn’t feel like blogging about my life yesterday.  Just one of those days, so I’ll do a quick recap:

Took off early to meet a friend in Gainesville for breakfast.  We ate at the Flying Biscuit Cafe and I ate like it was my last meal.  Seriously.  Omelette, pumpkin pancake and their famous biscuits.  Worth it.  And it was the only meal I ate yesterday.  It was also wonderful to catch up with a good friend.

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I got back on the road and made it back to get laundry done (I leave for a conference on Wednesday) and set up my own Christmas decorations. 

I got in my quick #RWRunStreak run last night:

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Afterwards, set about decorating.  I have angel decorations that my mom and grandma made and gave to me, so angel tree it was.  Had to have a glass of wine while decorating- although I ended up forgetting about it often…

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As a wine conneiuseur, I keep my corks but never really have anything to do with them.  I decided ot make ornaments out of the ones that were still pliable enough.  Crafty, eh?  Sometimes I can be.

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The afterproduct:

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My morning has been uneventful- an apple for breakfast (wasn’t that hungry for some reason), got to work and had yoga mats in!  We keep adding equipment, love it.  I need to push out an article for one of the organizations I’m part of… I just need to find that motivation today! 

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And saw this video online- just a reminder to myself why I typically steer clear of malls, Walmarts, Targets, etc on Black Friday:

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Sports Fandom is a Tough Road…

Sports rivalries can help make friends or split them; and it seems this complete devotion to sports (specifically college football, and mostly in the south…) is even worse Thanksgiving (rivalry) weekend.  Crazy some of the things I’ve seen on facebook.  Anyway, we had a house divided today.   OK, not even divided- I was a lone wolf, a one-man wolfpack.  Which made it worse when we lost, but I’m still proud of the Noles 🙂

Kellie checks on my attire from afar.  Glad I have a friend with a similar sense of humor as me!

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Even the puppies get in on the rivalry action…

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This morning felt like a long run day, and what a beautiful place to do that.  While I did have to dodge golf carts for 10 miles, the scenery was breathtaking along the golf courses this morning.

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Breakfast afterwards was hearty- oatmeal, banana, peanut butter, honey.

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Before we could go watch the game, we had to decorate for Christmas:

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Chan, Dad and I decorate with champagne:

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Some of our decorations:

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I’m excited to get Laney and I a tree tomorrow when we get home.  Usually I don’t decorate or want to decorate but I had some good ideas for a tree…we’ll have to try them tomorrow!