rave: we had one of the nicest Thanksgivings ever at my MIL's. All the kids played together and they're all old enough to be out of diapers, through with naps and disinclined to melt down in tantrums. Everyone enjoyed each other's company without any drama, plenty of beer and lots of laughs.
rant: the shoppers who bought into Black Friday extending into Thursday. This woman expressed my thoughts very well.
rave: Nobody in Mr. D's family put materialism and greed before family tradition.
rave: last night we put up a beautiful tree in our living room. It smells great, looks gorgeous, and we enjoyed decorating it together as is our tradition. (Bonus rave: it's still standing upright)
rave: the decorating scheme I conceived for my house this year turned out perfectly. (Shiny! Fresh! Bright!)
rant: fingers cramped while tying knots in the fishing line all morning long as brilliant idea took much more effort and time than anticipated.
rave: Mr. T's basketball team won yesterday! It was a tough team, both teams played well, the officiating was solid and Mr. T poured. it. on.
rant: @@##(!@#!!!! outdoor Christmas lights won't light even though they're plugged in and each set lit up FINE when I tested them before hanging them up.
rave: enjoyed watching football after tree decorating with Team Testosterone. Especially entertained by Mr. G's passion for football and all the questions he asks. That kid is keeping Mr. D on his toes.
rant: the Pack's performance against the Giants was UGLY.
rave: we got some flurries, which really puts people in a happy mood around here.
Spill it, reader--what's got you ranting and/or raving this Monday morning?