“So, you don’t hate me.” Thanksgiving + Black Friday


Hi Fleeters! I hope that you had a great Thanksgiving and Black Friday! It has been a while since I have had a good chat with all of you and I just wanted to tell all of you what I have been doing. So, my semester is technically over but I still have exams and two more weeks of work and then I am home free! I went to see my first production of a show I worked on and I am proud of it, even though I just couldn’t stop staring at the costumes. I honestly felt grateful for the time I was able to spend with my family because I haven’t seen them in a month and I really missed my brother.

So, Thanksgiving was a little different this year because my aunt hosted it. I didn’t know how to feel about it since this is the second Thanksgiving without my grandfather, he passed away in 2013. It was a surprisingly good Thanksgiving despite my aunt and uncle failing to reprimand their son because he was literally messing around and making a ruckus in my aunt’s (the one who hosted) house. I got to hang out with my aunt’s dogs, two Pomeranians and a Chihuahua. I did get to look at the Black Friday ads too…


So, I decided to opt out of Thursday shopping because it is awful that people, who are working retail through many other important events in their lives, also have to work through a day that they might only get to see their families. I have realized that Friday morning is the day to really attack all of the shopping. I don’t mean 12 AM, I mean 7-8 AM. I didn’t need anything fancy, no electronics for me this year, or something that had a small window of time to be purchased. I decided to go to: Michael’s, World Market, A.C. Moore, Ollie’s JCPenney, Office Depot, Walmart, Kohl’s, Hancock’s, Binder’s, and Ulta. There might be a few more places but those are the ones I know I definitely went to. I promise if I had something more exciting, I would definitely share it in a haul!

Now, today, I looked at something I had shared on Facebook and a friend who hasn’t talked to me in a long time, commented on the post. I have had this problem before where I think that if I haven’t talked to someone in so long that we are no longer friends or that they hate me. If you remember, “24” from my posts a long time ago, you will know that we hadn’t talked to each other in almost two years because I thought that he hated me. Well, I was wrong on both accounts. I am guessing that my mind travels to the worst conclusions when there isn’t anything wrong. I may not talk to my friends everyday but when I do talk to them, I hope that they miss my friendship as much as I miss them.

On a lighter note, this year I am grateful for my family, friends, new-found happiness, and you. Yes, YOU! I started The Mermaid Network in January of this year and it has grown into my own corner of the internet where I can share my extreme love of mermaids and the ocean and things that I love.

What was your Thanksgiving/Black Friday like?

-The Mermaid Network

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