Black Friday: The Thanksgiving Hangover

So, as you probably all know, LD and I hosted our first Thanksgiving dinner last night. It went so much more smoothly than I ever could have thought. I think it really helped that we had organized everyone to bring something so the only things we were responsible for were the turkey, stuffing, gravy, cornbread, and pumpkin pies. Because we were able to cook most things in all of our little kitchen gadgets, the only things that went in the oven the day of was the turkey (and the sweet potatoes when my mom needed to melt the marshmallows on top).


Photo credit: miss pupik / Foter / CC BY

But, now that all the hustle and bustle of everyone being over at my house is done, I am exhausted! Unfortunately for us, although the dogs were equally as tired last night as we were, they napped while we finished cleaning up (Thanks Dad and Uncle Marty for all your cleaning help!) and they now have energy this morning. Anyone want to take my rough and tumble dogs? Please? They are messing with my I want to just lie down and relax mentality.

Speaking of the dogs, for those of you who have heard about Tasha in the past, she did amazingly at Thanksgiving yesterday, even with a loud mouthed 3 year old running, bouncing, skipping, jumping around. She only told him off once, and that was because our dear little nephew was being so loud and obnoxious that everyone just wanted to yell at him to shut up…Tasha “yelled” first (just by barking at him). Except for a short 5 minute period after people came in for Tasha to adjust to the situation, where she would walk up to people, sit at their feet and let out a bark before walking away, she was the perfectly calm, lovable dog. She even didn’t mind the 3 year old watching her and cheering her on about 3 feet away as she ate dinner. Considering a year ago, she was severely fear aggressive towards almost everyone, this is HUGE. We could not be more proud of our little pup!

Ok, well now it is time for me to pull myself together and go to my first ever black friday shopping experience. It’s hard to resist a home improvement store that has almost everything that has been on our wish list since moving into our house on sale. There will be a post Monday if I come back alive. Wish me luck!



About Danielle Beranek

Life can get away from you when being young, married, and still fairly fresh out of college. Taking on a pet, student loans, going back to school, and soon a new house is enough to leave ones head spinning. For me, life is crazy, but only on the outside.
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2 Responses to Black Friday: The Thanksgiving Hangover

  1. Mom says:

    Good luck! (Oh, and that 3 year old was well-behaved at the table, full of hugs, and adorable. Admit it, you liked the hugs.)


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