Thanksgiving 2015

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Our family had to celebrate Thanksgiving today because on actual Thanksgiving my dad has to go to work.

All day.

On Thanksgiving.

The particular retail establishment where he is a general manager is opening at 8am on Thanksgiving morning and staying open ALL NIGHT THROUGH THE NIGHT into Black Friday, and then finally closing at 11pm, which is two hours after their normal closing time.

I feel really bad for my dad.

Thankfully we were able to get together and enjoy each other’s company and enjoy the great food, and on paper plates! Less dishes!

Or is it fewer dishes?

I feel like my writing has gotten crappier as the month progresses.

This morning when I woke up I was over 5,000 words behind, I haven’t written more than a few hundred words in the last three days, but then I was determined to get it done today, and so far have 4,506 words to my NaNoWriMo bucket of word vomit, and hope to get that last few hundred in before midnight so that I can be officially caught up when I get up in the morning.

NaNoWriMo is going great for me, and November overall has been giving me wonderful things, even if some of them are new and scary and fill me with anxiety.

It’s okay. I have pills for that.

Onward.

2 Comments on “Thanksgiving 2015”

  1. I’ve never been a big fan of Black Friday, especially after stores started opening at midnight, but now it just makes me angry that families such as yours do not get to celebrate along with the rest of the country–on Turkey Thursday. I’m glad that you were able to celebrate, even if it was days in advance. And I know your pain of being over 5K words behind. It’s been a struggle to get caught up and stay that way, but I know that in the end I will get there even if it means sacrificing sleep–which I have done just to get caught up. Good Luck and happy writing!

  2. Black Friday is all well and good in theory, and quite useful for some people, but the idea of people having to work on a holiday so others can shop is kind of depressing.. Glad to know you guys got in a great thanksgiving ahead of time!

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