Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday

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Hell must have frozen over because this is the first Black Friday in years I haven't been at the stores when they opened. I barely scanned the ads last night. No lists, no game plan, no laying out my clothes ahead of time. Hubby couldn't believe it since this is one of my favorite days of the year.

Not today though.

With the book due on Tuesday, I knew I wouldn't have all day to shop as I normally do, but I thought I'd pick one store and at least see if I could get a couple of things on sale. But by Thanksgiving night, after I'd done some of the dishes and was back at my computer struggling to write, I realized I was getting sick. Yeah, sick.

Pretty soon it hurt to swallow. My remedy of hot tea, lemon and honey did nothing to help. I popped a couple of Advil, some Vitamin D and crawled into bed even though I probably should have been writing. This morning I woke up congested. My head feels like it's going to explode.

It completely sucks. I am so ready for 2009 to go away. I want a healthy 2010.

I should probably be in bed, but I'm at my computer instead. I've needed too many extensions this year. I really don't want to have to ask for another one. I'll get this book finished somehow and when I turn it in, I'll tell my editor it's going to need revisions. Because it will unless the writer fairies pay me a visit tonight while I sleep and work their magic on the the manuscript.

Did you go shopping today? If so, what did you buy?


Dru said...

I hope you feel better soon.

No, no shopping for me.

Tiffany said...

What?!?! Melissa not shopping on Black Friday?!? :-)

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well again! I think you need a dose of sunshine to boost your immunity!

I forgot it was Black Friday yesterday but I did go shopping in London because it was "Open Studio" for some of my favourite craft people/designers at Cockpit Arts. I bought knit scarves, British deck chairs for the Bend house, a pair of handmade shoes that I can't decide look cool or like clown shoes (I'll send you a pic) and I commissioned a set porcelain tea light cups that spell out "Merry Christmas" for the mantle in Bend.

I was supposed to be Christmas shopping - but clearly that went by the wayside!

Get well soon!!

Tori Lennox said...

Hugs, sweetie!!! I hope you feel better as quickly as possible.

catslady said...

Awwww you must be overdoing it. I can understand it with all the extra work cooking a Thanksgiving dinner involves. And now with Christmas coming up...Good luck with the writing and hope you feel better soon.

Brandy said...

Oh, No! I hope you feel better soon! We ventured out, but really only for the bookstore and for shirts for Son, not Christmas gifts. We went late afternoon and it was lighter than normal as far as people and traffic were concerned.
Again, I hope you feel better soon! HUGS!

Sarita Leone said...

Feel better soon!

No shopping here. We are spending the weekend far from crowds and germs!