Ok. So the panic is on. Black Friday is just a couple of days away, including today, and I am freaking out. I know I shouldn’t, but I am. I almost have the money I need for the one or two things I am getting on Black Friday, but we are also just that close to payday that money is super tight and I am wondering if I am going to need to dip into Black Friday money to make it through. I really hope not.
We are headed up north today, but the work is for Lance, so its income times one, again. It would be better, much better, if it were income times two, especially since we can’t make it up there first thing this morning since I have a chiropractic appointment this morning. Ugh. I hate it when my schedules don’t match up very well. One more little side thing and I would feel a lot better, more comfortable, a lot more ready for Black Friday.
On the upside, Groupon is amazing! I have completed some of my purchases via Groupon and have one of the three children covered already for Christmas. One of the items I purchased this way was 1/3 of the price I would have paid anywhere else, even Amazon, which was completely unexpected. I love Groupon!
The weather has been extremely cold the last few days. Ok. For the past week or so it has been really cold, but we had snow in our rain, yesterday. It was only little, hail-like pebbles, at first, but quickly changed to big, fat, fluffy flakes. No accumulation on the ground at all since it was mixed with rain, but snow just the same. This morning, it is 32 degrees. My little nose has been frozen since about 4 seconds after walking out the door to write.
The really weird thing about all of this cold is that I still have blooms on some of my plants. We have had some heavy frosts, which, of course, browned and wilted many of the leaves on most of my plants, but I have some that look like they have no idea it is even cold. My feverfew is blooming, my catnip looks very healthy, and I have a bachelor button that spontaneously sprouted, is now about a foot or so tall, and has two beautiful blooms on it. The catnip is sitting right next to the lemon balm, exposed to the exact same conditions, but the lemon balm looks horrible, and the catnip looks like a wonderful example of what healthy, strong catnip should look like, if it weren’t so damn cold out. One of my echinacea plants even has a new bud on it. Its odd, makes absolutely no sense at all to me, but is very fun to watch. Lance even pulled a handful of raspberries off of one of his plants and reported that they were the best ones off of the plant so far. Again, very odd.
Well, I had better run. I have to get a pork roast ready for the slow cooker. My turkey breast is thawing to put in the slow cooker tomorrow. I’m excited about that. Have a great day, Everyone!!!