Saturday, November 26, 2011

I should be sleeping but...

It's 1:41 a.m. Saturday morning.  And I'm wide awake.  That's what I get for taking a three hour nap this afternoon. (Friday afternoon, rather) I never take naps but for some reason, I could barely keep my eyes open today.  So I finally gave in and sought refuge on my couch, thinking I'd sleep for half an hour or so. Heh.  Wrong.  Anyway, so that's my long-winded answer on why I'm still awake in the wee hours of the morning. 

Let's talk turkey! How was yours?  I hope those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving had a fabulous one.  Mine was pretty great!  For the first time in months, I had a "happy" day.  And for that alone, I am eternally grateful.  Little things like that, mean the world to me.  I was surrounded by my family.  As irritating and obnoxious as some of them are or can be sometimes, they're my family, and I love them  very much.  So a great time was had by all!

Let's talk Black Friday.  For those that don't know, the day after Thanksgiving has long been the busiest shopping day of the year, often referred to as “Black Friday” because it is the day that retailers become profitable thus moving from “the Red” into “the Black.  In other words, retailers sucker people in into thinking that they absolutely have to get up in some cases, midnight in order to go and get first dibs on the great sales that the stores are having.  It's gotten so ridiculous lately, that this year, there were people camping out since Monday in front of the stores (tents and all) just so they could be first in line or at the very least, second or third.  Crazy right?  I just can't justify losing sleep to go shopping only to save a few bucks.  That's just not computing in my brain.  Don't get me wrong, I love a great bargain, but not enough to sacrifice my sleep.  That's sacred.

 So what did I do today?  A whole lotta nothing.  And I loved it!  Best thing about today?  Watching my alma mater, the University of Houston win their 12th game in a row! 12-0 baby!!!  Go Cougars!!!

Alright, this chica is going to "occupy" her bed,  and stop talking in third person

Good night!


5 comments:

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

Yep I am on who also loves a bargin but sleep is more important to me..............I heard on the news about the Black Friday shopping and wondered why it was called Black Friday so thank you now I know.....

Belle said...

I'm glad you had a happy day! That is worth a lot. We don't have Black Friday where I live, although we had one electronic store have big sales each morning over the weekend and yes, young people are camping out. If I were 20, I might do it just for the fun and to meet a guy.

Yvonne said...

Jo Anne- You're welcome! And I won't sacrifice my sleep, unless it's ---eh, never mind! lol

Belle- ha! I'm sure you would meet tons of guys too!

Insomniac #4 said...

You don't have to make excuses for being a night owl. All the best writing gets done after midnight anyway! :)

Black Friday is just madness. I try to go and watch the rapid decay of humanity, but my bed is just too comfy to leave at 6am. Next year...maybe.

Yvonne said...

Ha! I knew you would understand. Some of my best writing has been done in the wee hours of the morning. -"rapid decay of humanity" --bahahaha how true!