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Captains Blog Stardate 11-27-09 #213

November 28, 2009


A Dream Deferred, By Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore
And then run?

Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?

Because not many people really take the time to listen, ya know?  So thank you!!

Thanksgiving, this year at my home was really beautiful.  It was just myself, my sister and my mom.  And really, that is all I needed this year to make it extra special.  Without going into much detail, I am just ecstatic that we were all together.  My sister was kind enough to cook the sides and I made a beauty of a roast chicken, nice and juicy and a delicious pumpkin pie with cinnamon whipped cream, for dessert!   So, all was right with the world.

I chose not to participate in the ritual that is known as Black Friday.  Just not my thang.  Not that there’s anything wrong with wanting to shop till you drop and get some good bargains.  Hey, saving money is crucial this time of year for sure.  I don’t dig the crowds though.  It makes me really nervous and I’d rather not feel panic while trying to snag a cheap sweater or perhaps a new tech gadget.  I’d love to hear about some of the Black Friday adventures any of you had though, if you care to share in the comments!!!

So, what am I thankful for this year?  Shall I go the typical and say I am thankful for my health and running and love and my family and blah blah blah??   Nah!

Do you hear me? I’m talking to you
Across the water across the deep blue ocean
Under the open sky, oh my, baby I’m trying

Boy I hear you in my dreams
I feel your whisper across the sea
I keep you with me in my heart
You make it easier when life gets hard

I hope the Eulogy goes:

She lived poetically,
She loved romantically,

She ran free,

She laughed authentically,
And she cried unapologetically.

I am thankful to everyone for the enormous gifts you’ve given me.
You give me my life.

I am that I am and I run like I mean it every single day of my life.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. November 28, 2009 4:39 am

    sounds like you had a great thanksgiving! i ventured out this morning at 4:15 and went to kohls for some boots. i ended up getting an ihome for my ipod too! i went into target but it was insane so i just peaced out and went back home. i actually made it home by 6:45 so thats not too shabby if i do say so myself!! enjoy the weekend!

  2. November 28, 2009 5:35 am

    Sounds like a good Thanksgiving.

  3. November 28, 2009 3:41 pm

    Sounds like a great thanksgiving. I don’t do Black Friday either.

  4. November 28, 2009 6:38 pm

    glad you had a great Thanksgiving.

  5. Javamom permalink
    November 29, 2009 4:13 am

    Hey girl! I went out to Target later in the day and it was too crowded for me so I only lasted about 30 minutes. I used to go out on Black Friday because I loved the adventure sort of like a race. It was awesome to be there first thing in the morning with the other eager shoppers. LOL Now I am too tired to give up that precious sleep!

    Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving!!

  6. November 30, 2009 3:29 pm

    But black friday is sooooooo much PHUN! 🙂

  7. December 1, 2009 2:11 am

    ugh i dislike the crowds on black friday – i stay confined to the house! 🙂 hope you had a great thanksgiving weekend!

  8. December 1, 2009 9:14 pm

    Nice! I thought Black Friday meant sleeping in all day 🙂

    You are the running “it” girl!! and I meanz it too!!

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