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Thanksgiving went better than expected. Bear Fighter and I did a little 'Four Christmas' and visited his and my family. Drove down the night before and stayed with his sister. It is tradition with my sisters and I to attend the Uptown Charlotte Holiday Parade on Thanksgiving morning with my mother. His sister lives maybe 4 blocks away from the parade route. It was so nice to have a good parking spot and not have to rush through traffic. It was frigid though! We started walking while it was 26 degrees, walking back it warmed up to MAYBE 32. Forever bless his sister for lending me a scarf.
Lunch was spent with his family. The food was delicious! Afterwards, we drove down to Monroe. My family pretty much cancelled the get together since my grandmother has been in the hospital. Bear Fighter and I went to spend time with her instead. She seemed to be doing well but her mind is slowly slipping away. Though she still gave us great life advice. :)
Not going to lie I was one of those "crazies" out on Friday scratching my shopping itch. I refused to go out on the day of Thanksgiving. That (as well as Sunday) is a time for relaxation and family time. In this day and age the family gets so little designated quality time. I was not chipping away even more. I GOT A BED! (Early and mostlikely only Christmas present from Bear Fighter) Goodbye old mattress on the floor. I am now the owner of a queen size mattress set AND bed frame. I am so domesticated to be excited about this, I know, but it is fabulously comfortable. Black Friday is mainly "my day" ... Typically by now I am done with most everyone on my list. The ones left are those getting baked goods or Christmas treats. That can wait until closer to Christmas.
Bear Fighter and I played babysitter all weekend with his nieces. An early Christmas present to his sister and her hubby. I think we will do it once more this month. Apparently they had a lot of fun at my apartment. We decorated the salt dough ornaments I made a couple weeks ago on Friday night. They went with me to Target on Saturday to buy a Christmas tree. (All trees were 50% off!!) I scored a beauty for $67. Spent the afternoon decorating it and headed over to a local arcade. Bear Fighter was in nerdy heaven. We dropped them off on Sunday and began catching up on life. I cleaned and he prepared for the school week. I know, we are so romantic. ;)