Saturday, November 29, 2008

Leaving...soon?

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Well, it’s been an eventful weekend—and I am anxious to get on the road.

I arrived in Hurricane on Wednesday and ended up feeling immensely flattered. Of course, one only feels stuff like this when you see photos you’ve taken blown up on the walls of a room. These were two of the images I’d taken earlier this year.

This coupled with photos on the fridge, in the living room, and other shots I’d taken displayed at a neighbor’s house, gave me a feeling of pride. No other way to put it…I was caught with a feeling of, “I took these.”

There’s no other feeling quite like it.

Thanksgiving went off fairly well with good food and even better friends.

Black Friday.

Now THAT is another story altogether. To be honest, I have always gone to Black Friday with my dad, brother, or sister. We’d usually head out at 5 am or earlier. This year, I didn’t have a desire to go. So I opted out when my friends were talking about heading out at 3:30 that morning.

I awoke somewhere around 7:30 feeling marvelously refreshed and content. It was okay that I hadn’t gone—there were a few things I’d wanted, but they were not necessary.

When I got up, my friend, Michelle, asked if I wanted to go to St. George for something she’d forgotten to purchase. I agreed and decided to stop off at a few stores to see if any items I’d wanted were still around—fully expecting them to all be long-since gone.

I was pleasantly surprised.

Everything I’d wanted—save one item—was still on hand in the store. Even a small digital camera I’d wanted to pick up was still available—the last one in the store.

To top it all off, we went to In-N-Out for a breakfast/lunch and then I met up with my aunt and cousin for a late meal and ‘catching up’ time.

It was nice…but I am now ready to return to the land northward.

Why am I still here? My friends decided they wanted to have a family photo taken so, two hours from the time I'd packed and was ready to go...I’m still here and everyone is almost ready. I would like the opportunity to head to the desert…even if it is only for a little while.

The time is ticking steadily onward and I feel that I need to have my solace in the wilderness.

7 comments:

MindyElias said...

I think it's funny that this year, I too didn't really care about Black Friday. I always shop, but not this year....

My BFF and BF began at Toys r Us at midnight, JCPenney's at 4am and Walmart at 5am returning at 7:30 am.

Yeah...no thanks.

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving!

~me

mywest said...

Son,
What a great trip...good friends, food and a short Black Friday. Not to forget IN-N-Out!!! Glad you got to see your Aunt & Cousin, would have loved being with you. I love the desert sunrise & sunset and all the beauty if you take the time to look. Wishing again I was there.
Love, DAD

Danielle said...

Sorry, I didn't know we made you eat twice!! :P Thats ok, it was nice to see you and share stories. You're always so fun to talk to! You are welcome to visit us ANYTIME!! And I wish your dad could've been there.

Gerb said...

I am completely jealous of the In-and-Out.

(And if you didn't have to dress up to eat your Thanksgiving dinner, I'm jealous of that, too.)

Kris said...

I too wish your dad could have been there. I love talking about the good old days. And letting us vent about the Bob factor. And thanks for not dressing up for us!!!!! Love you!!!

cari said...

One of the things I miss about living in So. California is the In-N-Out. So glad you had a great weekend. Spending time with family is the best!

Teachinfourth said...

ME - Black Friday is always a lot more fun when you go with friends as well...

Take care.

Dad - Wish you had been here too. Don't worry, I'll send you all of the calories from In-N-Out, deal?

DS - I had a two hour break between meals so it was okay...In-N-Out was really breakfast anyhow.

It was good too see you guys again. Maybe one day my dad can come down too.

Gerb - As well you should be. Wearing PJs for two days straight is amazing.

Kris - I think that you will find THIS enlightening on our little conversation about "Bob."

Cari - Indeed it is. Hope your day was great!

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