Today was the least rushed Thanksgiving we've had in quite awhile, despite the fact that it was our first one with a baby. My family's Thanksgiving meal was at 12:30(ish) and Matt's family's, which is usually in the early afternoon, wasn't until 4 p.m. Usually we leave mine a little early and are a little late for his, but today we got to stay all the way through both of them. We even had time in between to sneak in a much-needed nap for Claire at home.
Our Sunday-only newspaper subscription merited us the special Thanksgiving paper and after I read it I glanced through the Black Friday sales papers. There are some spectacular deals, but I have zero desire to be among the crowds of crazies at 3 a.m. I like a bargain as much as anyone, but I also value sleep and sanity, and I don't need a new laptop, even for $198, or digital camera, even for $29, or toaster, even for $3.
So I'll be staying out of the stores tomorrow, with the possible exception of Rite Aid (toothpaste, shampoo, razors, deodorant and more for about a quarter after rebates and coupons, plus some free-after-rebate deals for Amanda's incredible Fed By Faith venture).