Pictures are now up in the house (making it much more of a home) and we’ve had a few cold days. Maybe those (plus a few more December-February) will see off the nasties that would otherwise inhabit the garden and bother the plants.
We sort of did Thanksgiving meal – hot open turkey sandwiches, peas & corn, gravy and mash. I had veg and turkey with a whisper of gravy and potatoes. I also had a mouthful of my son’s salted caramel cake – and discovered that that one mouthful was sufficient for the experience. We’re having Banoffee pie from Sara’s in Topsham for Christmas – I will indulge in a full piece of that.
I am wondering if people took advantage of Black Friday sales. I was initially planning only to buy my son’s Xmas gift (as I’m otherwise sorted for gift buying) but got an email with 25% off from my favourite online gardening shop so indulged in three house plants.
I haven’t had house plants since I moved into this house eight years ago. I think because I always knew this house needed work doing I just put it off. Anyway. There will now be greenery indoors as well as out.
I wasn’t tempted by other ‘bargains’. The whole shebang though made me think back years when I did recreational shopping (I do mean years – before child, before owning property).
My strongest memories are of during maybe my second job out of uni, when I lived in upper upper Manhattan (Inwood, which was definitely not a salubrious area at the time) sharing with two other women and paying $50/month each in rent. Even on my low salary I could indulge myself.
I recall visiting Bolton’s and other off-price places, buying lovely dresses, skirts and tops. Two dresses stand out, both heavy cotton with splodgy abstract prints on a white background, one pink and black with a fitted bodice, wide midi skirt and boat neck, the other blue and black strapless midi. This was the 1980s when I also had a short on the top, long in the back haircut with two dyed pieces (green and magenta). And I certainly wasn’t the most outrageous dresser at my workplace – lots of creativity in dress, hair and makeup at the time.
Anyway. I digressed. Did you do any Black Friday damage? Was it planned or spontaneous?