If you’re in the U.S. (or you’re an American abroad), I hope you’ve enjoyed a peaceful and lovely Thanksgiving. I wrote a piece about what I’m most grateful for (spoiler alert: you’re on the list), but that’s not why I’m writing today.
I have this weird condition …
I have this weird condition where I hoard bread. I hate to run out of it, so I buy loaves and bags of different kinds of bread every time I go grocery shopping — which, of course, is a dilemma in itself because we all know bread only stays fresh for so long.
Still, every time I go to the store, I buy more bread, and as soon as I get home I’m panicked about keeping it fresh, so I stack it and stuff it inside my freezer, leaving little room for anything else.
Nobody in my family appreciates my bread condition, but I can’t help it. To make things worse, I forget to take the bread out of the freezer when we need it, and they all complain because their bread’s always frozen! HA!
One evening at dinner, in a scene that will be reenacted for years by my family members, my youngest son came out to the kitchen to get something, opened the freezer door, and yelled …
“BREEEEEEAAAAAAAAAD! DAD, BREEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAD!”
He’d pulled something out of the freezer, causing several loaves of frozen bread to dislodge and fall on top of his head. This happened a couple of years ago, and we found it funny. To this day, whenever someone in my family feels overwhelmed by something, we holler,
“BREEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAD!” And everyone gets the reference.
I tell you that story because isn’t that what the week of American Thanksgiving feels like now, not with bread, but with sales and offers? Anymore, it seems like they’ve hoarded all the promotions in some retail closet somewhere, just waiting to spill them out onto your head.
I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Aside from Small Business Saturday, I didn’t even shop this weekend, and I don’t know what you chose to do, either.
That said, if you’ve got something I’ve created on your wish list, I have some exclusive Cyber Monday Sales to share (valid TODAY only – sales end 11/30/15 at midnight EST):
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Enjoy 30% off Your Best Year 2016 from Amazon.com with coupon code: HOLIDAY30 (the offer in my Etsy shop is better, but I realize you may have shipping and delivery preferences). Expires 11/30/15.
Wishing you much success this Cyber Monday! Until next time and all the best,