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Old 11-22-2018, 01:46 AM   #1
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Thanksgiving weekend plans

For those of you who have a long weekend, what are your plans?

Black Friday shopping? Putting the Christmas decorations up or just relaxing?
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My family has been together all week and the Texas component is off tomorrow so I am going into the office most of the weekend to catch up.
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I am at work on Friday- a full day but with just me & my Supervisor. Should be Fun with her. (I like her). Saturday working at the candy store, hope it will be finally busy! Sunday driving my son back to college.
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I'm working Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the joys of retail. Sunday we may go to the zoo for a couple of hours.
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I’m working Friday (which is OK - it will be quiet and I’ll catch up on stuff. Plus I ABHOR Black Friday shopping). But Friday night we’re all (DH, both kids, and DS’s GF) going to Kennedy Center to See the National Symphony Orchestra doing a Disney movie night! Big screen with clips fro 12 or so Disney animated movies, with the NSO playing the music live! Can’t wait!
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Our tradition is to put up our Christmas tree and decorations the weekend after Thanksgiving, usually on Sunday.
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I’m working Friday (which is OK - it will be quiet and I’ll catch up on stuff. Plus I ABHOR Black Friday shopping). But Friday night we’re all (DH, both kids, and DS’s GF) going to Kennedy Center to See the National Symphony Orchestra doing a Disney movie night! Big screen with clips fro 12 or so Disney animated movies, with the NSO playing the music live! Can’t wait!
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No work on Friday - getting ready to leave for Disney World on Sunday morning! Did a little Christmas decorating this evening. Maybe will try to get a few more decorations out before we leave.
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No work on Friday - getting ready to leave for Disney World on Sunday morning! Did a little Christmas decorating this evening. Maybe will try to get a few more decorations out before we leave.
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