I usually try to avoid the shopping crowds on Black Friday, and yesterday was no exception. (It was all I could do to drag myself to a doctor's appointment, even with someone else driving.) But I did spend $19.99 plus shipping on Amazon. I've got a little thrill of excitement about this purchase: a black photo backdrop. I was thinking I'd try to take Christmas photos of the boys this year for Christmas cards, and I wanted to try both white and black backgrounds. A bedsheet should do the trick for white, but I didn't have anything black (like a tablecloth or curtain). This muslin sheet was originally priced at $150, so either I'm getting a really good deal or I'm getting ... well ... $19.99 worth of cloth.
Now, if I can just get the boys in the mood for an onslaught of photos. They don't have to worry about me wrapping tinsel or Christmas lights around them. They won't be wearing matching Santa hats or clever little red satin suits. I'll just be glad if I can get something decent in time to order cards — which may be harder than I think, given my sluggish energy level at the moment. But I think it will be fun, so I'm looking forward to it. And that says something, considering the downward spiral I've been on this week.