My mom has been visiting us from Virginia. It's been a nice time. Nice to enjoy Thanksgiving together. We haven't been able to do that for a while, as I work in retail and work all fridays after Thanksgiving. That gets a bit old, lemme tellya. No big deal, though. I got through it. Again. "Black friday" kicks off the holiday buying melee that I have grown to despise. It has ripped the heart out of Christmas for me. I've got to remember what this is really about, and that is the birth of my King.