I can’t believe how quickly a long holiday weekend can pass. We spent two of those days at home just hanging around and doing, basically, nothing. Now that Thanksgiving has passed we are headed straight towards the craziness that is Christmas, I am not ready. Once upon a time I was that person who had completed all the shopping and wrapping before Thanksgiving. I don’t know what happened to her. She is gone. I am just now thinking about what to buy for who. My list has gotten shorter and the budget has shrunk. I think I’m looking for something more out of Christmas, not what the Black Friday ads offer. Maybe we’ll try something different this year.