Today morning I sat down to say goodbye to November. Though today is 2nd December, I’m still in November. In fact, I’m still in Fall mood.
|Trees are still yellow|
I yet to take down all the Fall decorations and put the Holiday ones. Actually, the last week of November, was very eventful, not only for the Thanksgiving holiday, but also for our marriage anniversary which was eventually just the day before Thanksgiving Day. Apart from that, during the weeklong holidays, one of our family-friends came with his family from Los Angeles to spend the Thanksgiving with us.
Before the Holiday begins, I was very concerned about, how to spend a whole week. I was not concern about myself, I was concerned about my son. He had nothing to do at home, and he was going to miss his school friends. I spoke with his best friend’s mom, whether she could come our home on a play-date with her children. But, she called us at her place. I happily agreed, and went to her place with my son. At least two days went by like that way. On Wednesday, we celebrated our anniversary. It was our 7th anniversary.Yes, we spent successfully 7 years with each others, in happiness and sorrow.
|A delicious at Brijes|
On that day our family friend came from LA to spend with us. My son, didn’t know that his friend (Our family also has a son of same age of mine one. They love to play with each other.) Anyway, we decided to have light lunch in some restaurant, because my friend told me that she would cook biryani on that evening. She is the perfect biryani-cook. So, we were looking forward to have a great dinner with home-cooked biryani.
Next day was the Thanksgiving Day. Truly speaking, I didn’t arrange any Thanksgiving dinner, because we had a plan to go Black Friday Shopping. This year all the shops opened in the evening on Thursday. So, that was not actually a “Black Friday Shopping”. Anyway, we finished our lunch with leftover biryani of previous night. Next, my friend and I went to Michael’s art and craft store. The husbands flatly denied to go with us because, to them it was “boring”. My friend and I went were so busy in picking items and then we were in much hurry to reach Wal Mart, we just forgot to give the 30% discount coupon to the cashier while checking out. We already started for Wal Mart, suddenly my friend remembered that we made a mistake. Again I made an U turn and rushed back to Michael’s . We are Thankful to the store, because they considered us and took all the hassles from taking return all the items and checking out them, otherwise it was not possible to use the discount coupons. We wasted half an hour, and that was our fault. Then we rushed to Wal-Mart. When we reached Wal-Mart our husbands were already inside, and they picked up the items what they needed, even some of our items. The madness in Wal-Mart was something to watch. It was a show of pandaemonium.
|My shopping cart|
Everyone was rushing, pushing, pulling, shouting, and I think everyone went mad. There was no space to move inside the store. Though it was cold, but with so many people inside the store, it was hot, and it was difficult to keep the jacket on. Anyway, my husband wanted to buy some DVDs. So we had to spend a lots of time there. Then it was the time to check out. It took years to pay and come out from the store. Anyway, our next job was to have dinner. Due to Thanksgiving Day, every eatery was closed, except Denny’s. So, as there was only option. When there is no option it is easy to take decision. After coming out I decided not to venture anymore. So, I went back home with the kids. The others went to Mall to buy more things. I was not a part of that “adventure”. Later I heard from my husband that, same madness had been going on in the mall.
Friday was just a free day. We decided to go to San Francisco. As we were so relaxed we took a long time to get ready. When we reached San Francisco, it was already half past one. We didn’t went by our car, so after getting down from train, we spend some times to get bus. Lastly, we took cab and headed to Ghirardelli Square to have lunch. Again we spend sometimes to decide where to have lunch. As we started walking we saw “Maccormick and Kuletos “ and went inside. The food was good. That was a bay-side restaurant.
|The view from Ghirardelli Square|
We enjoyed the meal as well as the beautiful view of the bay from inside the restaurant. When we finished our lunch it was 3:30. After that we had nothing to do. We just walked along the shore. Then we stopped to watch an unknown artist was doing some spray painting. What the pieces of art he created!!!
|That unknown artist|
|The beautiful Farinelli decorative art store|
Those were really something to see. Sadly, everyone, who had been watching him painting, just gave a big hand after he finished one painting, and went away. We also, didn’t buy any of the painting. But back in my mind I felt very sad. I can understand, after finishing some art-piece, if everyone just turn around and goes back, it really hurts.
Anyway, then we went to Fashion district. When we reached Macy’s it was already dark. But the madness at Macy’s was still going on, especially at the Women’s shoes section.
|Little Fall decor at home|