Saturday, November 25, 2006

It’s All About the BUZZ

Did you go shopping yesterday and get caught up in the frenzy? Not me. Well, I did go by Lowe’s for some paint and wallpaper but that was long after the 6 a.m. rush, and while the store was busy, it was the normal “Saturday” do-it-yourself crowd and not the wide-eyed bargain seekers you see at department stores, Wal-Mart and Best Buy. Son Scott had to work at Kohl’s but not until 4:30 p.m. His friend had to be there at 4:30 a.m. I hope they were nice to you.

But around the country Americans jumped on the gotta have it now bandwagon like South Park’s Cartman on the Nintendo Wii. According to the Washington Post, “Retailers said they would not begin tallying the number of shoppers until today but that anecdotal reports indicated strong traffic.”

Christmas Countdown – 30 days


Janey Loree said...

Congratulations on being #1 BLOG VILLAGER for most of November! You do have a flair for writing. I didn't get out at all yesterday!!! I was recouperating from Thanksgiving day preparations and eating!

Sheila said...

Thanks, Janey. I have been busy too and will be more so in the coming weeks. I checked in at Mustangs n Cowboys hoping for more puppy pictures. Be sure to give us some when you can. Hope your Thanksgiving was good. I wasn't too tired out and think the key is to simplify--buying frozen rolls instead of trying to make them, not stuffing the turkey and getting my son to bake the pie helped a lot.

Marion said...

Sheila, congratulations! You've been no. 1 for a long time now! Great reading... I enjoy all your posts!

I loved it when the kids were old enough to take on a part of holiday made it so much easier for me and made the whole meal more of a family affair.

What kind of pie did you have? I like to read about pies; it will be a long time before I can make one, lol!

Jay Croft said...

Aw, making rolls is simple. I would often make Canadian Honey Buttermilk rolls for special dinners.

You are wise not to stuff the turkey, as it's a health hazard. Make it separately and pour gravy on it.

Sorry I don't have any sons to bake pies for us. But we have two daughters, one son-in-law and two granddaughters in Maryland, and we will be visiting them at Christmas-time.

Sheila said...

Marion, I love pie and we had the traditional pumpkin pie. I know you are restricted but maybe a vicarious read can do in a pinch. I'm trying to steer clear of sweets too but couldn't resist the pie.

Jay, the Canadian Honey Buttermilk rolls sound good. Glad to hear you'll be able to visit your family for Christmas. My mom would always come to visit us for Christmas no matter where we were living. As an only child and since my husband's mom had died shortly after we were married, our holidays were never complicated by relations wanting us here or there.

Don said...

I get angry with myself when I can’t remember things, and the subject of pies has me searching the ashen tissues of what was once my brain trying to remember the name of one of my two favorite pies. One is a lemon icebox pie made with a graham cracker crust. The recipe used to be on cans of sweetened condensed milk – Eagle Brand, I think. The other one was a specialty of a restaurant in Red Bank, just across the river from downtown Chattanooga. What I can’t recall is the name of the establishment which was the first word in the name of the pie – “(restaurant’s) Famous Macaroon Pie” which contained saltine crackers and dates, I believe, in addition to sugar, egg whites, and other ingredients.