We even had some leftovers to bring home...which thwarted our previous plans to prepare our own little turkey meal this weekend. After a couple of turkey sandwiches, we opted to throw the turkey back in the freezer. It has officially become our Christmas turkey. That will be a new tradition but I'm guessing by the end of December I may actually crave turkey again. Maybe.
I completely avoided all shopping on Friday. I don't know about you, but I just don't understand the whole Black Friday extravaganza. I love, love, love to shop. However, here's the dark and twisty truth: I would rather get up at 4am to do a triathlon than head to the Best Buy store with half of Madison. Believe me - I'd rather not get up at that hour to do anything, but I have a particularly hard time envisioning crawling out of my warm bed and into the harsh fluorescent lights so I can actually hand my hard-earned money over. But then, I do my bargain shopping year-round. I buy winter stuff in March and summer stuff in September. I have a hit list of stores with the deepest discounts that I frequent when I am in need or want of anything.
My husband likes to say "You don't have to buy it just because it's on sale."
That, my dear, would be flawed logic.
This from the man who could open a bike shop in our basement. His arsenal of parts include all kinds of very essential objects he has purchased on terms he commonly refers to as 'screaming deals.'
"Do you know how much this would cost at full price?", he asks.
No, I don't even know what it is, let alone the going rate for that shiny piece of metal you are installing on that bike.
In lieu of the shopping distraction, I cleaned the house Friday. And since I am now in some sort of anti-running funk, Mr. IronMin went out for a 5 miler with our friend Brian while I mopped the floor. I expected to feel guilty that I didn't go too.
This is how I know I need an intervention. I have a problem getting motivated, and I just don't care.
I'll come around. Eventually.
First, I need to go to the fridge to make a turkey sandwich.