staycation recap.

Hello, friends!

I feel like I was a little MIA last week. Ben and I took a little ‘staycation’ over Thanksgiving, so blogging got the backseat. What is a ‘staycation’, you ask? A ‘staycation’ means you spend x amount of days at home doing whatever the heck you want to do. It was niiiiice. This was one of the very first times we’ve ever done that. Usually, we are traveling to see family during any time off, so this was new to us.

We did a lot of cleaning and organizing on our staycation. I know, we’re wild. We also did a lot of eating. And a lot of PB-playing. We took him to the mall for the first time since he’s been a ‘big boy’. I really don’t think he’d been to the mall since he was 3 months or so. Bless his heart, he lives a sheltered life. He ran wild. He must have thought we took him to Vegas or something. He was particularly interested in the mannequins. He stared at them at least half the time we were there and he kept running up to them and waving at them, probably wondering why they weren’t waving back.

We had Thanksgiving dinner with my family, and we really stuffed ourselves. Sometimes, I think I could take a bath in mashed potatoes and gravy. I really don’t think there’s a better food. Somewhere during the course of Thanksgiving Day, my momma managed to persuade me into black Friday shopping with her at midnight. I’ve really never been black Friday shopping before. About 4 or 5 years ago, I went with her, but we didn’t go until like 8 a.m. on Friday, so I don’t really count that. We headed out at 11:15 p.m., to get to the stores by midnight.

I wanted to cry.

I’m such a sleep baby. If I don’t go to bed by a certain time every night, and get at least 7-8 hours of sleep, I pout. And if I don’t wake up by 8:30 a.m. at the latest, I pout and feel like I’ve wasted the whole day sleeping. Like I said, I’m a sleep baby!

It was an experience to say the least. I was so confused that night. What time is it? Why am I not sleeping? Should I eat? Could I lay in the bed display at Kohl’s and not be noticed? Who am I? Why am I here? What is my name?

Needless to say, I’m not a night owl. My body and mind shut down about 10 every night, and reopen around 7 the next morning. If I’m awake during those hours, it’s not a pretty picture. We made it home around 6 that morning. As I attempted to brush my teeth with Ben’s comb, I vowed I’d never do black Friday again. At least not until next year 😉

Ben and I had a date night over the weekend. We were home by 8 p.m. We went to eat and decided we were too cheap to pay for dinner and a movie, so we rented a movie and came back home. We sat on the couch and ate ice cream in our pajamas. Good choice!

Sunday was church and my dearest friend Whitney’s baby shower. Baby Emery Kate (don’t you just love that name?) will be here in 4 weeks or so, and I am beyond excited for her. Whitney and I go way back to kindergarden. I’m so blessed to have her as my friend. Not many people can say they’ve had the same best friends since kindergarden. We grew up together, roomed together in college, and were in each other’s wedding. And now, I’ve decided our kids should get married. It’s the next logical step.

So that was my Thanksgiving staycation. What about you guys? Did you eat yourselves silly? Did you brave the black Friday madness?

Have a blessed Monday 🙂

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9 thoughts on “staycation recap.

  1. We do Staycations every once in a while and I too LOVE them.

    Midnight shopping is NOT my idea of a good time. I too need my sleep. So instead I was shopping by 8am. ;O)
    Only 2 stores though and back home.

    Cute pic of you and your besty.

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  2. We plan on having a staycation this weekend…. we may even turn off our cell phones lol. We were going to go shopping at midnight, but then realizing that I didn't even want any of the “doorbusters” I went to bed and woke up at 6 the next day to find I still was able to purchase everything needed! T and I haven't been to 5 movies in the entire time we have dated, we're cheap too.

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  3. I'm the same way about sleep and you will NEVER catch me anywhere but home in my bed on Black Friday! I had a few jobs in college that required me to work late nights and early mornings, including a stint in retail that had me working two Black Fridays in a row, but that was when I was much younger and less…old. Nick and I spent most of the long weekend at home and it was GLORIOUS!

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  4. My husband and I attempted to go out at midnight, but saw the lines and gave up to sleep. We went out the next afternoon instead and snagged a few small things. Did you get anything good?

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  5. I feel your pain here. Working the night shift is KILLING me. I am such a crabby pants when I don't get my sleep, and being pregnant now just makes it so much worse. Also, I don't even think Black Friday shopping is worth it at all…I went once and vowed never again.

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