Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Decorating for Christmas

Thanksgiving was actually pretty relaxed this year. This year, I was able to get all the food on the table by noon. We ate as much as we could, and did not throw a lot out.

Now, there is a tradition we mostly stay out of, mostly because we don’t have a lot of money at the time: black Friday. Since we are normally tapped out by the end of the month (when it occurs), we simply spend the day at home, decorating for Christmas. This year, I decided to decorate early, so I had time to put up our artificial Christmas tree. Unfortunately, we have to have an artificial one simply because I am allergic to the genuine ones, grown in nature. (Simply put, I break out in hives.) Instead of wearing gloves and using medicated cream, we simply got an artificial tree. It’s the same white one we have had for at least five years now. This year, we (my mother and I) decided to bring red back into the decorating equation. As soon as everything is done, I will have pictures up in order for you to see. It is beautiful now as far as we are concerned, but we need to buy a few things. It’s mostly tweaking now.

We’re pretty stable at this point. Unfortunately, our funds will be severely cut short due to a scam we’re still paying for. Oh well.

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Autistic woman in her 40s, bringing attention to issues that affect her and her kind.

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