All of the men and boys had gone to the woods on their hunting expeditions so the house was quiet and it was the perfect time to work off some of the feasting. Before leaving I had bought a new pair of running shoes and had them in my car so I was looking forward to giving them a try. Alas, it was not meant to be. Due to some crazy family arranging, I did not have the keys to my car, someone had locked my car. . . with my shoes inside. So, I sat around in my running clothes wondering how in the world my brother had gotten hold of my car keys, and why in the world he had them up in a deerstand!
So, when they came back after dark I quickly got my keys so I could get my shoes and be ready the next morning. Alas, it was not meant to be. My new expensive running shoes were not in the car. So, that explains how I came to be at a Marshall's on Black Friday, looking for running shoes.
Before that morning I could not imagine needing or wanting anything enough to venture out on the largest shopping day of the year. Since I couldn't rationalize spending a lot on shoes again, I hunted and scrounged and actually found a great pair in my size for a mere $25 bucks. Well worth the hassle. That afternoon while the men and boys were back in the woods I had a much needed sweaty run and then just kept walking for another hour. It was perfect! Then I could begin again with the cooking, eating, drinking, laughing and repeating.
I think from here on out, I will just keep those shoes in my car for emergencies.
Have you had to buy "replacements" that really aggravated you? What did you do to get over the Thanksgiving Food Coma?