Monday, November 30, 2009

Got Medicine?

Yesterday morning my computer contracted a virus. It was brought on by a worm. Who does this? And even more importantly, WHY would someone do it? My sweet hubby stayed in my office ALL day long trying to get it fixed. He ran this and that and the other thing. Finally, after many hours of sitting and waiting and wishing, it was nearly cured. I say nearly only because there is an application that I can't use, but hopefully, his brilliant mind will figure that one out today.

Suz, Crystal, a friend of ours, Teresa, and I went out on Friday shopping. With my kids at the ages they are, I really didn't have a huge need to be there when the sales started. But it is as much a part of my holiday tradition as anything else, so of course, I didn't miss it. I was at Wal-Mart at 4:30. Suz and Teresa never even went to bed. I think they were at Old Navy or somewhere at 2:30. My age tells on me when I don't get my sleep, so I stayed at my house and slept and met up with them at Wal-Mart.

I thought the crowds were just as huge as they usually are -- and just as annoying. What's the deal with people overlooking the personal space of others? The stores were so hot and I felt like the swine flu virus was just floating in the air. Are retail stores in cahoots with doctors? I don't know, but it sure seems so. The good news was that there were lots of places to sit and take a break. The bad news was that there was always someone else sitting there.

I was so exhausted after 18 hours of straight shopping that I didn't feel like I could safely drive the 50 minutes to my house from hers. Instead I spent Friday night at her house. When I got to bed, I was so tired that it took awhile to fall asleep. The next morning when I woke up, my biceps were sore. I guess from carrying all the stuff around.

All in all, it was great fun. We shared many laughs and took in some amazing people watching. So Day After Thanksgiving Shopping 2009, done.

Jeff and I went to Ronnie and Nan's Saturday night to watch what ended up being an awesome Georgia-Georgia Tech game. My stomach was in knots the entire night. This was a biggie. Thankfully, the Dawgs came out on top. Nan made delicious chili with all the fixings. She's such a good cook. She had all of her Christmas decorations out and they were beautiful!!! She said she had worked so hard that her back was hurting. If you happen to read this, thank you, Nan, for a usual good time!

I have a luncheon today with Suz and the other girls I work with. It's in Buckhead and it'll be nice I'm sure. Maybe I can get a picture to share with y'all.

Hope everyone had a good Turkey day. We sure did.

Till next time. . .


Cindy Lou said...

Oh I hate that your computer was sick!! I sure hope it gets ll well soon!! I did the shopping thing and really didn't need anything either but was up and in line at Walmart at 2:45!!! Crazy I know!! You have a great lunch and do get us a pic!!! Love you!!

Theresa said...

Computer problems are no fun but at least you are married to a computer whiz:) The Georgia-GT game was good but I watched it while laying in bed. My honey wasn't real happy with his yellow jackets and watching it with him isn't much fun! Hope you enjoy your luncheon with your Sista and the other gals. Have a great day!

billypandnikkysmom said...

Well, I'm glad your hubby was able to get your computer fixed! I got as far as the mall parking lot and gave up on Friday....toooo many people :) I went back on Saturday and did a bit of shopping, I'm sure glad you had fun & got some rest! HOpe you had a nice Thanksgiving!

suzanne said...

Man, there's just nothing like that holiday rush you get shopping on Friday after Thanksgiving! I had such fun, even though my purchases really didn't justify shopping THAT long.
The computer issues can really make you sick, especially when you rely on them as much as we do in our biz. Love you lots and had lots of fun today, with you, of course :0)

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

Sorry about the computer, but glad you had Jeff to work on it! I do not get into the shopping, in fact, not at all! I shop online and am determined to do it all online this year. Almost there! Sounds like Nan is always cooking something good! I hope you enjoy your luncheon! Have a great day!

Karen said...

Hi Kelly.
Just a little reminder I have you signed up for Dec Doors of Welcome. Yes?
HAGD! Karen