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Here’s the truth about me: I was frantically leaving my house this morning at about 7 to go shopping. I got halfway down the street when I started to think that the world was looking a little fuzzy. No, it couldn’t be that I was just sleepy and delirious. Things really did seem kind of blurry . . . Oh, that’s right. I’m not wearing any glasses or contacts.

Scary, I know! I left the house without glasses or contacts! I whipped around and went back home to put my eyes on and left again. Last year I was one of the crazies out at 4 am or something ridiculous like that on Black Friday. I wanted to be one of them again this year, but I’ve had a super bad cold, so I could only drag myself out at 7. Last year I was running around like mad in the sea of people, filling my cart with everything on sale. Seriously, I was pushing around this absolutely enormous TV–I just couldn’t stand the peer pressure of all the people around me buying TVs like crazy. I walked around with this TV that was bigger than me, and all kinds of little kitchen appliances–and at the end of it all, I abandoned ship because I remembered that we already had a nice TV and I didn’t need any kitchen tools.

I absolutely love buying gifts for people. So fun! I have a bad habit of buying presents for myself though. I came home and dropped three little presents in Jeff’s lap and told him, “You bought these for me. Wrap them and hide them.” Jeff gets all kind of stressed out about buying presents for me. There’s no reason to. I’m the kind of girl who’s all about making lists and giving them to people. My dad says that he never worries about forgetting my birthday because I’m always so good about reminding everyone. Heeheehee. 🙂

So, how was Thanksgiving, everyone? Good, I hope. Ours was very nice. Sara and Nemo came over and ate with us, later we played cards and decorated the Christmas tree and watched Miracle on 34th Street. Our tree is gorgeous from the waist up. From the waist (or middle, I guess, since tree’s don’t have a waist) down, Ashtyn can reach, so there’s nothing but lights. She was a little over excited about the tree and everything last night. We didn’t have a tree last year since we were traveling over Christmas, but this year we’ll be home and she’s a little bigger so I said we needed one. It’s all very exciting to her. 🙂 I can’t wait to see her little face on Christmas morning.

So, it’s been a great Thanksgiving and I am SO thankful to the Lord for my family and friends, and for my home and job, and for Jesus, and for Diet Dr Pepper, and turkey and dressing, and pecan pie and peanut butter cheesecake, and for Christmas trees–and gosh, there is just so much to be thankful for. 🙂 And I really am.


About Brandy

Brandy Bruce is an award-winning author, editor, wife, mother, and someone who really loves dessert. She has a BA in English from Liberty University. She currently works as a freelance editor--reading, writing, editing, and making good use of online dictionaries. She's married to Jeff and has three beautiful children.

7 responses »

  1. Michael Lauderdale

    You come by your “sale addiction” very naturally! I remember your Grandfather Beau was always excited about stuff on sale. I think it might have all started when they opened Gibson’s stores (a precurser to Walmarts). He loved them! Blessings to you and your family!

  2. Very funny! I saw your family out shopping today too! I know of something very cute you will be getting for Christmas. hahaha! Don’t know if it’s on your list though. 😉 Are you coming to VA anytime after Christmas? Miss and love you!

  3. Brandy – I love it. I picture you with the cart full of appliances & t.v…. only to give it up in the end and I have to laugh. A kindred spirit. I also left at 7 this morning, unable to leave ealier, though I wanted to. I put back many things as my sanity returned on the way to the check-out line. But they were GREAT deals. I came home with just 3 4-dollar items. 😛

    Glad to hear you’re enjyoing the Holidays!

    • Mel! I miss you! Let’s get together soon! And you are SO right! There were great deals out there. I just couldn’t bring myself to buy any more waffle makers. 😉

  4. happy thanksgiving to you. got here from facebook networked blogs.


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