Lifestyle, Weekend

A Black Friday Hangover … How We Spent a Stress-Free Weekend

Hello Friends and welcome to the blog today.  


Hello family!  I hope everyone had a great stress-free and relaxing Thanksgiving weekend. My daughter and I had a great time.  It was probably the most relaxing Thanksgiving considering all that’s going on.

Let’s break down the weekend…

Wednesday was prep-day as I got everything ready.  I always make my greens ahead of time as well as the herb butter that I use for my turkey and my stuffing.  So yummy.

Thursday I didn’t start as early as I wanted to, but I had my bird in the oven by 10:45 am.  I’ve NEVER cooked two at one time so I was nervous but it turned out great.  My daughter made the rest of the sides and drinks and we had a blast.  Here is the drink recipe … it’s perfect for the season.

Apple Cider Margarita


2 oz of Apple Cider
1 oz of Gold Tequila
1 oz grand marnier
Cinnamon sugar (just cinnamon mixed with sugar for rim of the glass)
Cinnamon stick (for garnish)


Place your cinnamon sugar on a plate and wet rim of the glass so cinnamon sugar will adhere to it … turn your glass on the plate
Add ice to your cocktail shaker and glass
Add ingredients to a shaker
Shake well and pour over ice
Garnish with a cinnamon stick


Good Objects OfficeFriday … I was up a little earlier but I usually get up early.  My daughter and I posted up in the living room with my laptop and visited all the stores we would have gone to in-person … online.

The real beauty of this is that we did all our shopping with our feet up just relaxing and opted for in-store pick-up.  This allowed for our safety in our current climate as well as being in and out of the store in less than 10 minutes.

It was the most stress-free shopping ever.  For our other online orders we opted for shipping but still were able to get those “Black Friday” deals on a few movies.

Saturday consisted of just visiting a couple of stores that have low prices every day so there really isn’t a deep discount (i.e., Home Goods).  Now let me share a secret about this stress-free day.  For stores like Home Goods, World Market, and Micheal’s that close at 9 or 10 pm.  Get to the store between 6 or 7 pm.  We got to Home Goods at 7 and there were “literally” 10 people in the store because the rush was on Friday and earlier that day.

For the first time since the pandemic, I was able to browse every single aisle with 0-2 people in the area.  It was fantastic.

Sunday was me running those Home Depot and Aldi errands.  Now granted Home Depot was thick because folks are Christmas tree shopping but I was in and out in 20 minutes because no one is looking for batteries.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get any free tree trimmings as I wanted but they did have them bundled for about $6.99 which wasn’t bad.

Rounding out a great relaxing weekend.  Here are a few things that I picked up.

Black Friday Haul

I hope everyone had a good weekend and stayed safe.  As we head into winter and the Christmas holiday, I remain hopeful that things will get back to normal soon.  I’m looking forward to a quiet Christmas at home, with a few minimal decorations.  Have a great week friends. — Peace —