Monday, November 29, 2010

Back in the Groove

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of yummy pumpkin pie!

Mine didn't go quite as planned - that unplugged week I had in mind?  Turns out I spent much of the week plugged in for a work project that just will not end.  But I was still able to spend some good time with my parents and even managed to see the newest Harry Potter (loved it!)

With Thanksgiving behind us, my thoughts have started turning towards Christmas.  My list is made and I'm ready to start decorating and shopping - I avoided Black Friday - but did find some great deals online over the weekend.  Did you brave the stores this weekend?  Were you successful?  This may finally be the year where I do all of my shopping online - hitting the malls or any other store this time of year tries my patience.

I'm still struggling to get back into the groove today, don't know what happened to my motivation, but this song is helping me get there, doesn't it make you smile.  Ellie Goulding, "Your Song"
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19 comments:

Corinne said...

I did not brave the Black Friday shopping :) I happily sat out the craziness!
Sorry about your work project... but am glad to hear you enjoyed Harry Potter!

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Welcome Back! You were missed!!! Love Harry Potter also.

Lisa said...

I am with you in completely avoiding Black Friday! Online shopping is so much easier for me, and I find it takes far less time. I am sorry your "unplug" did not go as planned. It's an exciting, but tough time of year. I was successful in unplugging, but may have unplugged a bit too much, because I am now swamped this week :-)

urban muser said...

sorry to hear you had to work. i am an online shopper all the way!! good to see you back.

Karen said...

No Black Friday shopping here, but I did do a bit online. I finished all my shopping for the folks in CA and its all wrapped and under their tree. Just a bit more to do at home when we get back.

Sorry you had to work!

Nicole said...

We need to go to the mall and hit the Body Shop to spend our Groupons! We HAVE to do that before Christmas!!

R Montalban said...

So nice to have you back, and I have been listening to this song, it started off as an advert for John Lewis a department store here in the UK who asked Ellie to do a song for their Christmas advert and it was so good she decided to release it. Glad about that as it is a good one, but then Ellie is fantastic.

blue elephant photography said...

i did not go crazy shopping. we just went to the at&t store and got scott a new phone which will be his christmas present! i am so glad you are back! i was missing you a lot!
*hugs* i ♥ your song =)

The Felix Family said...

I love Black Friday! I don't love the crowds and I am not out for the big amazing deals, but I do love to just watch people and see the crazies out there fighting for what they want. I am glad you are back. I am sorry your holiday didn't go as expected, but I hope you still enjoyed it.

Suki said...

I did go shopping.. Bought the Christmas tree. :) hehe.
And I made my wishlist too. It is so very looooong.

Beautiful song, Jamie!

Krystal said...

aw what a pretty version of that song :) Glad you had a good thanksgiving despite having to work!

Sam said...

Glad you had a good thanksgiving! I took the kids to see Harry P last week and they loved it, I think its the best one yet!! Also lurve Ellie Goulding-good choice!

justine said...

welcome back! we don't celebrate thanksgiving here in England or black friday but I did love seeing what everyone else in blogland was up to.

Lesley said...

Welcome back, Jamie!
Black Friday sounds like a nightmare- I think online shopping is the way to go!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

I avoided Black Friday, too...I'm just not brave enough! :) LOVE that song.

bicocacolors said...

Jamie,
I understand you perfectly...
I do not like the bustle in the shops and also I'll end buying online!
I hope you recover soon your inspiration for this music is beautiful!
Happy week and happy shopping!

Amanda said...

I shopped on Black Friday from my bed...I don't like waking up super early and I heard that two women got in a fist fight over a toy at my local Walmart. It's just not worth it, in my opinion.

Happy start of the holiday season to you!

Miss Becky said...

Welcome back Jamie! You were missed, and I love the new look here, very nice. I've only my mother and a few friends to gift this year, and I'm hoping to give something handmade - hopefully by me!
Glad you're back.

cindy said...

i did not go shopping on black friday, but was out on sunday and the stores didn't seem very busy. i did get a nice lamp online at a good price and bought some handmade things.

your new blog design looks so modern, love the colors. the song is really pretty, too.

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