Friday, November 24, 2006

Woohoo Black Friday

I love Maxine, but today we disagree!

More on the shopping in a minute...

Hubby and I had a wonderful late breakfast with the boys at IHOP.  Pumpkin Muffin is visiting down at her aunt's house, where we had a fabulous Thanksgiving yesterday!

I have to give props to my sis, Kathy!  She is a magnificent cook and really put together a great dinner, from atmosphere to food to company!  Perfection!!!  Hubby, the boys and I came home last night stuffed and happy from having a great holiday!

After breakfast, we dropped the boys off at home and set out to two stores.  Neither are in big shopping malls, instead they are in strip malls, which may be why we had a good experience.

The traffic was heavier than usual, but not horrible.  Hubby and I got close parking spots near each store we wanted to visit.  Our shopping was also successful, great sale prices and we found what we needed to get!

I am happy to say that shopping for 2 of my 3 nephews is done and that I am about 85% done with Hammer and Fuzzy, and about 70% done with Pumpkin Muffin!  Yay!

On a somber note, we have had some bad news.  My cousin's grandma, our Booga, who has always been like a grandma to me, and a wonderful great grandma to my kids, is in the hospital.  She is almost 84 and unfortunately has cancer that has spread from lungs to her brain.  She has not had any pain and the only sign was a sudden confusion on Tuesday that signaled something was amiss.  We are hopeful that she will be able to come home with some help from hospice for a peaceful passing, whenever that may be.  We love her so, and will miss her terribly, but she has been ready for a while, since her hubby passed about 2 years back.  He was her soul mate and best friend, and life has been tough for her without him. 

My boys know, and are sad, but are doing okay with it.  Pumpkin will find out tomorrow, and I know itwill really hard on her.

Prayers or peaceful wishes for Booga would be appreciated.

I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving and are having luck shopping or enjoying a restful day, whatever your pleasure!

be well,

ps.  Booga was a pet name my cousin had for her grandma because when she was a baby and toddler her grandma called her Booga Bug.




jckfrstross said...

glad you got to go shopping:) sorry about your Booga may God watch over her till he is ready to bring her home:)


randlprysock said...

So sorry to hear about Booga.  Prayers coming your way!!  

Glad you got so much shopping done!!!  Way to go!  Breakfast sounds good too!!  We love IHOP every now and again.  I have never shopped on this day b4.  Don't ask me how that happens.  I think I spend all my cash on the turkey dinner.

swibirun said...


The Cheese Blintzes rock, the country omlette is great....sigh.


tenyearnap said...

Sorry about your Booga. I hope she goes home soon.
I am with Maxine on Black Friday but glad that you enjoyed doing all that shopping. I'll be in the root cellar...

rilmich said...

Prayers going right now.  I love Maxine too. Hilarious!!!!!!  Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving.


r4felines said...

Thanks for stopping by on my journal it is nice knowing someone who knows a little about MS and lupus is so close to what I have and the arthritis comes with it. Kinda like the cherry on top! Hope you had a good thanksgiving. And hope to find you "in the up right postion"(feeling so-so to ok)
r4fines One day at a time.

lurkynat said...

dear Dawn
what a nice entry! I send my wishes for your grandmother's speedy recovery!

rebuketheworld said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin whose 42 died of this two weeks ago...lung cancer going to the brain..its soooo sad....I am glad she can be with her family...Its all I would want...praying for all of you...-Raven

eml625 said...

First, I'm happy you had a nice holiday.
Second, I'm saddened to read about Booga (thats a nickname we have for our daughter)  My mom passed from the exact thing...and it's so hard ......poor thing, may she be painfree...and at peace

wfhbear said...

Sounds like the holiday weekend is going well for you all. Sorry to hear about "Booga". I am dealing with the same thing right now with my MOm. I will say a prayer for both of them. Regards, Bill.

cacklinrosie101 said...

Big pat on the back to you, Dawn, for tackling Black Friday.  I simply can't do it.  I had to work but wouldn't have tried anyway.  I will certainly keep Booga in my prayers.  HUGS Chris

pharmolo said...

Hello Dawn,
Thanks for comments. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving & Black Friday!

ksgal3133 said...

I haven't done any shopping whatsoever yet.....I need to get busy!
I'm glad that you all had a good Thanksgiving :)
I am so sorry about Booga. Prayers going out to her!